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THE MS jJOIN«Si ALGONA, IOWA, 1893, fwswty Eighth BY INfcttAM A *lTSi»»>9 to Subscribers.- on* year ^81,50 OftS dopy, six months ;.., V 75 One copy, three months , 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by at aft* money order, express orfier, etBofltftl note at our risk. ^ JRfttes of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1808. GOOD ROADS. It is already certain that at least one "bill will be introduced in the coming legislature for changes in our road laws. It will be along the lines of moderate ifeform recommended by Gov. Boies, ex-Gov. Larrabee, Henry Wallace, and Others in the Iowa number of Good Roads. In the main it will merely extend the operations of the present law, tJnder the law as it is the board of supervisors are allowed to collect one mill of the township road tax in cash and expend it in permanent improvements in the township. In many counties this provision has been taken advantage of, and the result has proven more beneficial than was expected •But One mill is not enough of the five mill township tax to go into permanent improvements, and not less than two or .two and a half mills should be collected in cash by the county board. Every portion of the state is now well enough supplied with temporary roads that can easily be kept in repair by the township with a two or three mill tax and the poll taxes paid in work. The remaining tax should be concentrated, paid in cash, and expended under contract for systematic work planned by a competent surveyor and carried out by a competent contractor. This is the essential point in practical road reform in Iowa. The chief obstacle to good roads is lack of drainage, and that will always exist as long as all road taxes are worked out in dribs. Such a change in the law as suggested would enable any county in the state tohaveits highways thoroughly drained within the next five years, and that alone would be three-fourths of the battle. There are many other minor matters essential to good roads. But the real reform for Iowa is concentration of effort, which can only come from the payment of a reasonable part of road taxes in cash to be expended under some central authority in position to make desirable - contracts and to supervise the work done. ia Dea Moines 542, ffc Museatine 171, IB Lee 387, in Linb 4t8, in Scott 631, ib •Louisa 23, in Woodbury 408, In IP.otta* Watlainle 65, and in Wapello 73. These are more favorable to the Herald's con• tention than its own county of Carroll, but will the Herald claim that considering the feeling towards the democratic party, the aggressive republican campaign, and the helpless incompe- tency manifested by the democratic managers in the state, that these gains indicate any special movement on account of the 13th plank? Do they bear out the promises made in the state convention? On the other hand take a little bunch of counties which pledged their legislative candidates by positive instructions to oppose local Option. In Hancock Jackson received 275 more than Wheeler did, in Humboldt 131, in Wright 281, in Winnebago 91, and in Kossuth 227. We submit again that the comparison proves conclusively that republicans in the coming legislature are under no special obligations to any section of the state in modifying the present law. It is plainly evident that any law they are in position to enact or enforce will not bring back the voters who left in 1882. The republican party cannot outbid the democratic party and until it can it will not re-establish its strongholds in Dubuque and Davenport. From the lime it toolc up prohibition its strength has been in the "slough water" counties tmd there it will remain so long as it is responsible for any law imposing serious restrictions on the liquor traffic, and it can pass no other. style and clear character-drawing at their Very best. Serial stories by J. M> Safrle and Geo. Meredith are announced to begin later. Another feature of this yerr will be a series of special frontispieces selected by the eminent art critic, Philip Gilbert Hamerton, to represent the tendencies of contemporary art. Each picture will be accompanied with a brief article by Mr. Hamertou and a portrait of the artist whose painting is reproduced. In this number Manet's Flfer is the striking picture chosen. -M- The short days and long nights of winter give thb Atlantic Monthly quite sufficient reason for making the January number par • ticularly strong in its fiction. Mrs. Deland's new novel, Philia and His Wife, opens with the greatest promise of interest, not only m the power with which it is written, but in its theme of unhappy marriage, indicated, perhaps, by the title, and foreshadowed clearly in the opening chapters. The heroine of Miss Jewctt's story, The Only Rose, has been married three times, but it is not through the treatment of any " question" that the story is delightful. Humor mid sympathy and skill give it a high place in Miss Jewett's best work, IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. There are 314 coal mimes in Iowa employing 3,000 men. In the past two years 8,062,831 tons of coal have been mined bringing $12,801,805, or 81.68 a ton. The stnte university has sent C. L. Smith to Nicaraugua and 'the. Central American states on a botanical expedition. Weeks, who stole a million in New York, received a sentence of ten years. About the same time James Scanlan was sentenced to 15 pears for stealing 1 some cheap jewelry. FREE SPEECH. Mayor Vollmer of Davenport, who :spoke so earnestly for personal liberty at the last democratic state convention, decided last week that ex-Priest Slattery and his wife could net speak in his city without a license, and then i-efused the license and ordered the police to prevent the meeting. The Slatterys were in Des Moines a few weeks before and the reception giyen them there by Father Nugent furnishes a suggestive commentary on the difference in this •world between those who understand a principle and those who prate about it. 'The Slatterys live on the notoriety they gain bydenouncing theCatholicchurch. Father Nugent in his keen and caustic ,-etyle pointed this out to his followers in a public letter. But coming to their legal right to say what they pleased without interference he stated the .principle of liberty as clearly as it is .often put: •" The Catholics must remember first of .all that this is a country of free speech, and while a man hus no moral right to say any bad and slanderous things of anybody or any denomination, he has a legal right to talk in public. I would regard the violent Interruption of a public speaker as a greater wrong to the public than .anything the jnostfoul-mouthed and inflammatory speaker could say if allowed to speak. It must never be forgotten that free speech is the greatest gift of a free people. Anyone who has read the history of other days when jnan was led to prison and the block for the crime of expressing his opinions will readily understand the necessity of defending liberty of speech if necessary at .the point Of tho bayonet." Mayor Vollmer and Davenport pretend to champion personal liberty. And yet there is not a city in Iowa where personal liberty is less respected than in Davenport, nor a mayor in Iowa who knows less about it than Vollmer. Archbishop Hennessy made the following statement in n sermon at Chicago Sunday: "The growth of the Catholic church in this country compared with other denominations is as 16 to one. From 40,000 communicants in 1790 we have grown to 10,000,000 or 12,000,000. Considering the growth of the last 100 years, what will be the result in 1990 if this increase is continued? This continent will then have 200,000,000 inhabitants and 100,000,000 of them will be Catholics. 'There is a tradition, brethren, that 900 years before the birth of Columbus this country was colonized by a band of Irish people. It was called the Great Ireland of the west. I can see in a vision the future of America and the Catholic church wherein she will be again called the Great Ireland of the west. I can see bishops, priests, monasteries, schools and colleges, all yielding their wisdom for the benefit of the host of students, who are coming to this new Ireland as immigrants to Christ. I can see the'nations of Europe and Asia and Africa all bowing in reverence before the church of God. I would fain hope for this condition, and I love to think of it." Spencer is discussing city .scales. Garner has voted bonds for a new school house. Estherville has subscribed $350 to start a reading room. C. H. Martin, who located in Wright county in 1855, died last week. Clarion has electric lights and Clear Lake is arranging to put them in. Judge Thomas sentenced a bicycle thief to a year at Anamosa, over at Spencer last week. Estherville Democ.rat: Dr. H. C. McCoy of Algona and Dr. F. A. O'Brien of Emmetsburg were appointed pension examiners last week. A Catholic priest from Dubuque was at Whitterrnore last week to find out if tho people at that place were willing to support a priest alone. Ho will possibly be stationed there. Estherville Democrat: There are only 46 candidates out and working for the appointment as fish commissioner so far, and it is estimated there will be 150 in the field before the appointment is made. Britt Tribune: C. A. Bishop, who trained the homo talent troupe here last September and rendered " American Born" at the opera hall during the fair, has been in Algonn since leaving here, on a like mission. West Bend Journal: That big Kossuth county wolf hunt, notice of which is going the rounds of the press, has not yet materialized and according- to at least one Algona paper is not likely to, unless it be a hunt for the hunters. Whittemore Champion: A company of about 50 of our people, old andyoung, surprised Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Samson at their home last Friday evening, and presented each with an easy chair as an evidence of the high regards of the community. Corwith Crescent: Eight cars, containing 2,000 sheep, were shipped in and ought to win some good purses. If the horses make good showings there will be good mbney itt selling them. Miss Elsie Lincoln, who has sung in Algona, is the first Iowa woman to cast a full Australian ballot. The Fort Dodge Times says: Miss Elsie Lincoln arrived at home today from Winnipeg, where she cast her first vote. At Winnipeg single ladies and widows owning_ property are eligible to vote, and Miss Lincoln, belonging to the former class, was solicited by one of the candidates, and a carriage sent to convey her to the polling place, an Australian ballot was placed in her hands, and she drank her first draught of the exhilerating enjoyment of full citizenship. THE NEWS FROM WESLEY, WESLEY, Dec. 26.—Christmas has come and gone, but not without bringing with it its usual amount of good cheer. The evening before we were favored with a thunder storm, but Christmas morning the beautiful snow put in its appearance accompanied by a bracing wind that gave it nil the appearance of Christmas time. The Christmas tree entertainment at the church Monday evening- was a grand success. The tree was an evergreen and was well loaded with presents for the children, which caused the little ones to feel happy, The exercises began at 7:30, and J. E. McMullen spoke for a few minutes to the children, "Why We Keep Christmas," after which the presents were distributed to the children. L. E. Dye and Miss Lillie Hill were united in marriage Christmas day at 12 o'clock, Rev. S. L. Eastman officiating, We know but little about the groom, as he came from Illinois only a little over a year ago, while the bride was raised here, and is one of Kossuth's successful teachers. We join with their many friends in wishing them a pleasant journey through life. Peter Johnson has bought a third interest in the store of Martenson & Larson of Britt and has moved his stock of general merchandise from here there. W. W. Walton of the firm of Butts, Ward & Co.. Chicago, has been calling on his many friends here lately and arranging other important business. The grip is still holding on to many MINNEAPOLIS' WOLF HUNT, A Full Report of the Gi-aiidest Mfczle Known in the History of the Great Northwest. two Hundred Armed Men Succeed Bagging One Poof Sqirrel in an All-day Chase. Minneapolis had a big wolf hunt Hist week and we publish a full report of it to show what Kossuth has on hand if it is to take the premium and also as a pointer to the meeting Saturday in making arrangements. The Journal says: There never was such a scene in Minneapolis since ice carnivals were in vogue, as that presented Thursday morning on Bridge square. Two hours before daylight parties of men armed to the teeth and decked out like the pirates of Penzance, with flaming ribbons, gathered there. They came from all directions and in all sorts of conveyances, from single cutters to long sleighs capable of holding 40 passengers. By 6:80 the square was a seething mass of humanity and horseflesh. The great wolf battle was finely started towards success. When the hour for starting came,7 a. m., there were fully 400 men on the ground and probably 100 teams, some four in hand, but the majority two-horsed. It was a regular old-fashioned battue gathering. The A woman at Peterson named her son after McKinloy. Last week she received a flno steel engraving of the Ohio governor from Mrs. McKinley. Mrs. Adler living at Brighton shoved her husband into a 40-foot well, kicked him in the face as'he went down, throw stones in on him, and then got the gun and filled him with bird shot. He was rescued and she is in jail. A young man at Osage bought a basket of grapes. In the bottom was a card with the name and address of a young lady and a request that if a young man got it he should write. He wrote, photographs followed, and a marriage is .announced. here Friday night for Arthur & Taylor, near Ren wick. They are nearly all young sheep, and are quite an addition to an already large sheep ranch. They were shipped here from Montana. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Kossuth county grand jury is said to be taking evidence against a saloon at West Bend. They are evidently out of work at home Last week Judge Carr imposed a fine of $300 each on five Kossuth fellows for violating the prohibitory law, It takes Emmetsburg discipline to keep the boys over there straight. Emmetsburg Democrat: A young Ten years ago C. W. Williams was a telegraph operator at $45 a month. He got Axtel, sold him for .$105,000, made over a quarter of a million in three years, invented the kite track, paid the .biggest purees ever given, built a hotel, opera house, and electric car Hue, all costing $200,000, and is now flat again. It is reported that he will go to Minneapolis. COMPARING ELECTION KETURNS. The Carroll Herald, which is published in & county opposed to the present liquor law, discusses the returns published by THE UPPER DE& MOINES two weeks ago, comparing the republic- en gains in the so-called river counties and in a few interior counties. It falls into the same error that the Council Bluffs Nonpareil does of crediting as republican gain the democratic falling Off. Thus it figures out, comparing Jackson's vote in Carroll county with Wbeeler's vote of two years ago, a republican gain of 401, As a matter of fact Jackson received in Carroll county JO votes less than Wheeler did. What 4oes the falling off in Boies' vote signify when the cold fact before us is that Jackson on the 13th plank actually had JO votes lees this year than Wheeler did two years ago OB a platform sustaining $be present law, in a county where, I! ftnywhere, modification of the republic* &n attitude was to bring back the old tifiae republican vote? g?«|pg *fce counties, cited, by Tag Up. IS W>«%i*e Jajek,. The Carroll Herald bit*.tho nail when it says: "Senator Allison's present influential position is the result of many years' hard labor in the senate. He was a young man when chosen 22 years ago. Had the republicans at that time elected a man of Gov. Gear's present age he would have be come incapacitated by age before he would have acquired the position of honor and influence now held by W. B. Allison." Samuel J. Kirkwood was 80 years old last Wednesday. The Iowa world's fair commission have 117,000 left out of the §125,000 the state gave them. The Cedar Rapids Republican says with Vigor: " The councilmen of Jacksonville, Pla., are making a record for themselves by their action in providing special legislation which shall legalize the Corbett- Mitchell fight. It is to be hoped that the governor will ehow this gang that it is not the law making body of the state, though it may have power to disgrace Jacksonville." Is the Republican willing to extend the same advice to Gov. Jackson in dealing with the city councils of Iowa! THE MONTH'S Scribner's Magazine for January marks the beginning of the fifteenth volume. The first great fiction feature for the year is the serial, John March, Southerner, by Geo. W. Cablfl tbe author p* Old Creole Pay*. man named Bailey, living near Ruth- von, went to Mason City last week to bring homo a good horse belonging to him. He started home on horseback and when he got as far as Algona he was offered a fair price for tho horse and took it. The purchaser induced him to take a note, assuring him that it was perfectly good, but, after taking it, he found that it was worthless. The young man had to return home without horse or money. Messenger: Kossuth county farmers have arranged for a big wolf hunt soon. The wolves interfere with the peace and general prosperity of the sheep. It is claimed that, seeing that free wool is on tho congressional pro- gramme, it is a serious question whether it would not pay the farmers better to fatten the wolves on the sheep, capture tho wolves, and take their pelts. There's millions in this suggestion if they only knew it. The Burt Monitor says: A big wolf hunt has been agitated of late by a few parties in tho county, and the idea seems to have met with the approval of others, and THE UPPER DES MOINES of this week announces that there will be a meeting at the court house next week Saturday at 2 o'clock to make definite arrangements. If we have any wolf hunters in these parts they should show their mettle. A. H. Stowe used to enjoy that kind of pastime. Alex. Younie of West Bend and Mr. Brown will build a large double brick next season. It will be of the most modern architecture, will be 88x80, and two stories high. One of the rooms will be used for the banking room and the other and the second floor of both for a hotel. A gentleman from Minneapolis will rent the hotel and give the people of that locality the best of accommodations. The new structure will be a great addition to West Bend. The new M. E. church at Burt will be dedicated next Sunday. Morning service at 10:30 conducted by Rev. J. W. Southwell of Eagle Grove. The services will be participated in by all former pastors of this church as well as of our people, and our doctors are busy all the time. Will Ford went to Forest City to spend Christmas. It is rumored that Will intends to bring home a wife on his return. Those that attended the Odd Fellows' ball Monday evening claim a very pleasant time, but owing to the inclemency of the weather the attendance was not as large as it would otherwise have been. Geo. McCormack has been helping McMullen in the Reporter office for the past few days. Miss Anna Long-bottom came home from Algona Saturday, where she has been attending the normal school, and is now very sick with the grip. Mrs. J. E. Hill spent Christmas at Britt. C. W. Blake received a telegram that his mother, who lives at Grundy Center, was not expected to live, and he started Monday for that place. J. Heath had J. W. Wittson arrested last Friday, charged with stealing a suit of clothes. The trial was set for Monday, but for some reason was continued until Friday. S. E. Grovo was attending court all of last week. Geo. Schneider of Brewster, Minn., is hero looking after his land interests. H. P. Hanson, a farmer living- three miles north of town, was brought before 'Squire Robinson charged with ill- treating a little boy about 10 years old, whom he had taken to raise. The lit- by resident pastors of the city, evening at 7 o'clock Enworth In the evening at 7 o'clock Epworth league meeting followed by a sermon by Rev. C. A. Hawn of Sheffield, father of the present pastor. This will be a jubilee revival service followed by a watch night service. All are most cordially Invited. Bob Kneebs, who used to run horses in Algona years ago, told a Sioux City Journal reporter last week: I have planned to take a big string of horses to continental Europe this year and eater them in the racing circuits there, and will probably be assisted in the venture by the gentleman who is here with we, hut does not care to be known, fe**gjKP*ft w.«**.«w • tie fellow is now in charge of the township trustees awaiting the trial, which is set for Thursday. Markets: Wheat, 446; oats, 20c; barley, 23c; corn, 18@20e( hay, $3;' hogs, $4.75;'chickens, 4c;' turkeys, 6c. GOOD WOEDS FOE JOHN G. SMITH, Ills Pltnoss for Fish Commissioner Is Kocounlzocl Everywhere. W. H. Steel of Forest City writes to the Chicago Sportsman's Journal about the good work Mr. Griggs has done and adds: "I see by exchanges that John G. Smith of Algona is a candidate for the oflice. If a change is made a better man could not be found in the state." And in Forest and Stream, the leading paper of its kind in the United States, Emerson Hough, staff correspondent for Chicago and the west and one of the most noted writers on such topics, says: 'Hon. J. G. Smith, the veteran shooter and long-time president of the Iowa association, is out as candidate for state fish commissioner under the new regime. Mr. Smith is well versed in the way of legal work, is a rational and earnest sportsman, and his appointment would be a fine one. It would be finer yet if the state would give him a decent appropriation with which to work. Granted that, and the abused waters of Iowa might once ag-ain haye a little of their old-time supply of fish life. If Mr. Smith is appointed I hope he will, just for the sake of auld lang syne, place some fish in old Skunk river, where 1 used to fish when I was a boy, and where the netters and dynamiters have since made it impossible for anybody to catch a fish. That ' glorious bass stream." yells of the hunters'awoke every policeman in_ the precinct, and brought a large line of non-participants to witness the start. Tho March Begins. Shortly after 7 o'clock General Commander Cook gave the word to start and away went the procession in the midst of as wild a chorus of yells as ever startled the early risers in this neighborhood. The divisions under L. F. Kennedy ar,d H. A. Hokemeier, numbering about 150 men, took the east side of the river, passing through North Town, four miles from Minneapelis like a circus migration. The other detachment took the west side and was of about equal strength. At John Ollinger's place, the eastern detachment picked up reinforcements and strung the line out to something like a quarter of a mile in length. A little beyond Ollinger's the two detachments were visible to each other, stringing along on both sides of the river. The way was taken through Fridley, where other hunters were found awaiting the arrival of the Minneapolis delegation. A short distance out of Fridley a pack of gray wolves were seen, stringing away to the north, and there arose from the hundred or more wagons and sleighs such a chorus of yells as to par- alize the hearing of the best regulated wolf in the county. The pack went over a near-by hill with all possible speed, but they were well inside the ground covered by the other detachments of hunters, and came in sight again later on. It was a gaily bedecked and completely piratical looking crowd that ranged up at the mouth of Coon creek about 9:30 and a tremendous shout went up as the two detachments met. The crowd from the west side of the river here joined the eastern contingent, about 200 strong. After the Ball. With all this glorious start out the hunt was a great fizzle, because the hunters lost their way and left a big gap when they closed in. The descrip- was once a Sixteen World's Fair Photos for One Dime. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway has made an arrangement with a first-class publishing house to furnish a series of beautiful world's fair pictures, of a large size, at the nominal out stock pj cost to the purchaser of only ten cents for a portfolio of sixteen illustrations. Nothing so handsome in reference to the world's fair has before been published. The series would be worth at least twelve dollars if the pictures were not published in such large quantities, and we are therefore able to furnish these works of art for only ten cents. They will make a handsome holiday gift. Hand in your money to the nearest station ticket agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway and lie will furnish the pictures and tell you more about the scheme. GEO. H. HBAFFORD, 38t3 General Passenger Agent, Chicago, nj. tion in the Journal is very amusing: Anoka county, or at least that 15-mile stretch of it over which the operations were conducted, comes as near being an uninhabited wilderness as do the wilds of Assiniboia. Rush marsh, where the great and glorious wind-up of the day's sport was to have occurred, is a tremendous swamp surrounded by rising ground thickly covered with scrub oak and brush. The snow is up to the arm pits of the average man all over the territory covered by the hunters and a wolf is a great deal lighter of foot than a man, ergo, theOdells, thoHokomeirs, the Cooks, and the entire aggregation of dead sure shots who followed them, had all the worst of tho going, The net result of tho crusade includes an illimitable amount of coughing and sneezing, a fairish lot of damning, the waste of something like 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and the cost of team hire. The objective point of the entire aggregation was Rush marsh, where the wolves were so thick that they were said to actually jostle each other. If Rush marsh had been a well-defined locality in the minds of the hunters, such as Bridge square, for instance, the odds are that there would have been several wolf scalps for, sale in behalf of the poor, at this writing. As a matter of fact, Rush marsh is a tremendous swamp, covered with some four feet of snow on the level and including an area of something like eight miles. When the various detachment commanders drove along dropping men out of the wagons at intervals of about 50 yards, under orders to strike towards the marsh, half the hunters so disposed of had not the remotest idea in which direction the marsh lay after they had made a quarter mile trail in the oak brush. They simply found themselves dumped in a country of which they knew nothing, the surface of which was all alike covered with a depth of snow that made progress towards the elusive swamp extremely difficult. The result was that 60 per cent, of the men who had gone out to hunt wolves, found themselves very soon hunting diligently for a way out of the brush. A Newspaper Man's Experience. A representative of the Journal started in on the south line with Commander Kennedy. Both carried 7i- pound guns and 30 rounds of ammunition. At the first departure from the roadway, both men went up to their withers in snow, and that was only a starter. The next thing encountered was a meadow, surrounded by wire fencing, and covered with a four-foot level of the spotless, caked two inches where the increased depth of the drifts compelled the hunters to wade up to their armpits. This lasted a couple of miles, when the edge ot a scrub oak forest Was entered, and the drifted snow became even harder to traverse than on the open. At this point the Journal man and Mr. Kennedy veered toward the north, and the other news- in paper representative struck out on a trail for himself straight ahead. The last seen of him he was on the side of a rise some two miles away 1 . H6 had sunk into a gigantic drift up to his neck. Only the head and arms of the hunter were visible. The Journal correspondent and his companion struck into the timber in the direction supposed to be that of Rush swamp. Numerous wolf tracks were encountered, but not a wolf—not even a cottontail showed up to relieve the monotony of the scrub-covered landscape. About noon a bluejay was sighted perched on a twig, and he was greeted with two charges of No. 4 shot. That was the only living thing seen on the trip, After about five miles of the woodland had been disposed of, Com* mander Kennedy began halting at intervals. He would stop waist deep in a drift, with the perspiration rolling down his good-natured face, and give utterance to a "coo-ee" after the manner of the Australian bushman's patented hail. Nothing came of it though and the south line commander began to look puzzled. Not a man of all his 60 braves was anywhere in sight or hearing. '' Where are we, Mr. Kennedy?" asked the Journal man. " I'll be blamed if you can prove it by me," said the gentleman in the yellow leather suit, as he leaned against a tree. Matters wore in this unsatisfactory condition, when the reports of about 50 guns, a regular infantry fusilade, broke out up north. The firing was at least seven miles away. Then another volley sounded nearer at hand and hope was revived. The two hunters awaited tho arrival of one of the firing parties for over an hour, until their feet were wet through the much vaunted Indian moccasins and their teeth rattled like castanets. Then it was decided to move on in the direction, of the firing, and a couple of miles more brought the edge of Rush swamp into view. There was a yell through the trees, and the sound of that voice thrilled the two lone wolf hunters with a sensation probably similar to that experienced by the rescued Arctic explorer after a winter in an Esquimaux hut. But the people discovered in this instance were in much the same fix as the discoverer, to-wit—just as badly lost. The firing continued over toward the north, but the expected elbow to elbow denouement, the closing in of the hunters and the wild scurrying of recreant varmints, was waited for in vain. The parties had closed in, but the trouble was that each detachment awaited the other tit the edge of the swamp, as per previous arrangement, and the edges of the swamp were miles apart. There was a lot of waiting and a lot of firing at nothing in particular before the hunters gave the whole thing up as a bad job arid began to straggle off in knots of half a dozen in an effort to find Austin's place on the main road, where the teams had been left. This proved, as a good many of the hunters afterwards expressed it, "no fool of a job." The majority of them rounded up within the next few hours, very tired, very wet, very disgusted, and entirely empty handed. Why It Fulled. The Pioneer Press gives a pointer that our Kossuth managers will do well to bear in mind: Great battles are won or lost in the planning. Of this axiom the 200 Nina- rods who started from Bridge square yesterday morning to exterminate the wolves of Anoka county were well impressed before they returned. Had the Minneapolis and Anoka hunters planned to moot at a definite point, instead of at a marsh eight miles long, there would have boon fewer wolves in Anoka county today. As it was, the hunt proved to be a bootless expedition, and one lone gray squirrel was the only trophy that hung at tho belts of the 200. f from the surface. a, A representative of another afternoon paper took to the trail several hundred yards from the Journal man and Mr. Kennedy. Toe entire party got hupg up on the'top -"• — J of a wire fence, but at Iwt ma» IOWA FAEMEKS IN 1893, How Their Crops Panned Oxit—Corn Above the Average. The review for the year of Iowa crop statistics is as follows: Cora—The average yield of this leading crop of the state is shown by the reports of over 700 correspondents to be 35.7 bushels per acre. This is about three bushels per acre above the average of the past 15 years. The number of acres planted this year in Iowa, as. shown by the reports of assessors and correspondents, was 6,010,940; indicating a total yield of 214,804,758 bushels, which is is over 40,000,000 in excess of last year's product. The average market price Dec. 1 was 25 cents a bushel. Winter wheat—The area of winter wheat harvested this year was 233,553 acres. The average yield was 15,4 bushels per acre, giving a total product of 3,690,187 bushels. Spring- wheat—Average, 12.4 bushels per acre; acres harvested, 620,626; product, 7,695,762 bushels. Total winter and spring wheat yield, ll,385.L*t.> 899 bushels. Average price, 49 center^ Oats—Acreage harvested, 4,197,623; average yield, 28 bushels per acre; total product, 100,742,852 bushels. Average price, 22 cents. - jjj/ Rye—Average per acre, 16.3 bushels;; area harvested, 109,528; total product, 1,785,202 bushels. Average price, 35. cents. Barley—Average per acre, 22.8; number of acres, 506,091; total product, 11,437,666 bushels. Average price, 82: cents. • Flax—Average per acre, 9.1; number- of acres, 248,766; total product, 2,263,861 bushels. Average price, 86 cents, Irish potatoes—Average per acre 59.2; acres planted, 104,261; total product, 6,172,257 bushels. Average price. 66 cents. Clover seed—Average yield, 2 bushels per acre; total area, 54,638; o« jjai- auro, iuw« area, 04,038: nro- duct, 109,076 bushels. Average price, $5.48. Prairie hay—Estimated average yield per acre, 1.4 tons; acres out 2 • 009.40S; total 'product, Jm Wp ' Average price, $3 per ton. Cocoa" fop sale by —into. v Y *

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