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tlPBHH DEB MOIK10S! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1894, address at above rates. Kemtl by draft, money order, express order, Of postal note at onf risk, Kates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 34, 1894. G15 Alt. John H. Gear's first introduction to Burlington was as >an employee of Bridgertmn Bros, who paid him SSO a year with board and washing. He was then 18 years old. He had come from Ft. Shelling, Minn., Where his father was chaplain. He had'Only slight com- tnrtn school training received'at Ithica, N. Y., where he was born April 7, 1825, and whence he went to'Galena, 111., in 1836. Tho firm dissolved and toe lost this job, but afterwards secured a position as porter and clerk at the whole sale grocery of W. F. -Ooolbaugh, afterwards a Chicago banker and the uncle of W. P. Coolbaugh, known in Algona a few years ago. Mr. Gear worked during the four years ending 1840 for his board and clothes. He finally secured an interest in Coolbaugih's store, with the assistance of an uncle bought the store and was a wholesale grocer till 1870. In 1803 he was elected mayor, in 1872 to the legislature, serving three terms, governor in 1877 and 1879. In 1886 he went to congress and in 1888, was beaten in 1890 by .'Seerley, and won •again in 1892. As governor he won the soubriquet "Old Business." Hi« career proves again as thousands of American careers are proving that "honor and fame from no conditions rise." IOWA LITERATURE. There is a special local interest in the February number of the Midland Monthly to Kossuth county readers, because in the opening story by Eugene Schaifter a picture is .given o'f the gravel pit on the Northwestern road at Irvington. The description is life-like, and Carpenter, in his illustration, gets a good view of the scene. The story itself is of an Italian digger an this pit who is sunstruck, and who confesses during his rational moments to a crime in Italy, a. story in which the author is able to bring out his intimate knowledge of the old world life and'Connect it with the modern and realistic Kossuth county opening. It is an entertaining avid brilliantly told story and gives promise of much for the future, A fine portrait of Gov. Kirkwood with a sketch of his life, one of Haumlin Garland's inimitable sketches of western life, a story by S. H. M. Byers, a beautifully illustrated account of the state university, the second installment cf Mrs. Jones' novel, and numerous additional features muko tho February number better even than its predecessor.. The illustrations are more numerous and better done, Gov. Jackson gets a good portrait, and F. M. Myers of Mason City, who was with him, writes entertainingly of his campaign trip. In the March number Hon. S. M. Clark is to write of Senator Harlan, and new features are promised. No lowan can afford not to subscribe for this monthly. It is a credit to the state. A REMINISCENCE. The Chicago Herald has given circulation to a report of the linguistic attainments of Miss Jodie Baker, which has been widely copied and which revives memories of old Algona College. The story contains somn of tho romance of history as well us of the facts, but as THE UPPER DBS MOINES was represented for four years in the same Greek and Latin classes with the now distinguished lady, it can testify to its essential correctness. Miss Baker was quite young when her father came to preside over the destines of our ill-fated college and to lift the banner of higher culture in a frontier town. Ho was a man of peculiar intellectual'tendencies. Greek, Latin und geometry were about all he deemed worthy of consideration in securing an education. In the class which we recall not one could have been over twelve years of age when he informed them that they had spent time enough on the common branches. From his advent Homer and Virgil and the principles of higher mathematics were the daily round. In an age of zeal for " practical education" he was more reactionary than even Matthew Arnold could have asked. For physical geography, physiology, arithmetic and the rest of the "useful" branches be felt scapt concern, But breasting the hardships of pioneer life, struggling to keep up an infant school in a spattered and not wealthy settlement, dealing with scholars who received but little JjnpuU» from their surroundings in the Directions he was leading, he maintained upgimmed his devotion to the higher Culture, p»d henl by We rugged will all to the curriculum be had laid down. And eo it happened that over tweuty yssrs *go, when scholars caroe from Sheldon by team to attend, and when tspsfc ygtW counties were not even well this part of ibwft, and while Algona was a straggling scattered village of not over 1,006 people, from the youfigest to the oldest, and at all hours of the day the students of our College were making the pleasant acquaintance tit the'Greek heroes and the unpleasantiacquaintance of the Greek robts; were listening to Cicero's burning denunciations of Cataline, and trying to comprehend the various uses of the subjunctive mood; were being introduced to the swift footed Achilles 'and the crafty Ulysses; marched with Cyrus and his 10,000; and struggled with Sallust through the Jugurthine war. With the grasshoppers all this came to an end, The school languished, began to go down, was finally closed by the sheriff. The four years of devastation which made existence itself a question for many checked all attempts to sustain it. Prof. Baker and his family drifted back to their former home. And with his departure the higher culture lost its impetus. Northern Iowa has grown wonderfully in twenty years, railroads have cut through nearly every township, wealth has accumulated beyond expectation, buildings have been erected that then were not dreamed of, and towns have grown to the population of cities, but with all this there has been no revival of that spirit of learning. Only once and during that four years have the Greek gods and demi-gods invaded tho prairies of northern Iowa. Miss Jodie after leaving Algona finished her education, caught the spirit of her father's enthusiasm, and with her riper scholarship is securing that recognition which native genius and persistent application never fail to gain. | , Tomorrow is tho day set for the big Corbett-Mitchell prize fight at Jacksonville. Gov. Mitchell has ordered tho militia out and tho Duval club acknowledges that tho fight will not bo held In the city. If it comes off at all it will bo out in the swamps before tho governor can got at tho leaders. Tho club ia certain to loso money, and Gov. Mitchell's firm stand has ended prize fighting in Florida. A governor's action, after all, has some influence on tho enforcement of law. Judge Cole of Des Moinos is drafting a petition for an Injunction against Secretary Carlisle's proposed issue of government bonds. The Icnights of labor aro pushing Uio matter .and Grand Master Sovereign and Judge Cole represent them. Lnfe Young, as president of the Iowa Editorial association, has planned an excursion to Europe in July. Tho Iowa editors will make tho old world open Its eyes when they break in on it. Cold weather is a matter of the imagination. Hero is a sontcnco from ono of Goo. W. Smulley's London letters: " There is almost a panic about tho cold and the snow. The thermometer has actually gone down to within ton degrees of zero, and yesterday London was entombed beneath two Inches of snow. No such extremity of temperature has been known in London for years—I forget Uow tunny years. The woll-to-do and well-clad Londoner thinks himself in an arctic hell, and loud aro his lamentations over tho misery he has to endure." _ The Carroll Herald says tho very best thing yet uttered in Iowa on the question of liquor legislation; " Wo don't want to hoar the liquor question discussed from the standpoint of party oxpedioncy. Let us seek its solution in tho interest of truo temperance. For the republican party can not be kept out of power now, no matter what position it may take on this issue, Tho people aro looking to the only party that ever had a constructive policy for tho turn of this tide of adversity. Tho liquor question can now be settled on its merits." Some of the papers are talking as though the senatorial contest in six years will bo tho same thing over, Perkins, Lacoy, Cummins, Stono, etc., in the field. Wo can assure them there then will bo a new feature, if nothing happens, and that the Tenth district will be with them. Dollivor is slated for the next vacancy. Tomorrow and Friday the brethren of tUe Upper Des Moines and Eleventh l}is trict Editorial associations meet at Carroll, A reception and bull at the Burke hotel, addresses by E. Bosowater of tho Omaha Bee and Welker Given of tho Marshalltown Times-Republican, and business discussions of interest and importance make up tho programme. The Daily Capital notes the recognition given Senator Funk in this session, It says he has " been accorded many honors and much recognition as a prominent figure in the senate. The stalwart senator from the Spirit Lake region has no ground for complaint, and he deserves it all and more. His ability and character unite to make him worthy." _ The senate has rejected President Cleveland's appointment of Judge Hornblower to the United States supreme bench. Also his appointment of Scott Harrison to a position at Kansas City. Senators Hill and Murphy opposed the one and Senator Vest of Missouri toe other, and their victory by aid of republican votes is said to mean that the Wilson bill will be killed wben it reaches the senate. » Next Monday is the day set for the vote on the Wilson bill in the house of representatives. -* There is some discussion among the critics about Hamlin Garland's, merits a» a writer. After they have settled that question they win, fl u d out, what fte public has already, that be is one of the vital forces pf literature- ije has Ujspjrailpp, 4| knowledge of whaj; ty writes. These are tho vital qualities, and they can make their own style. Will. F. Muse of the OttumWa Courier was talked of as Gov. Jackson's secWtary. The Courier notices the gossip to announce that he could not take the position and did not want it. All the Florida excursionists will regret that his genial countenance Will not be seen at tho capitol. John J. Ingalls is said to have written these lines on " Opportunity!" Master of human destinies am I, Fame, love, and fortune on tny footsteps watt. Cities and fields I walk. I penetrate Deserts and seas remote and passing by Hovel and mart and palace soon or fiito' I knock unbidden once at every gate. ir sleeping, wake; If feasting, rise before I turn away. It Is the hour of fate And they who follow toe reach every state Mortals desire and conquer every foe Save death; but they who doubt or hesitate Condemned to failure, penury or woe. Seek mo in vain and uselessly Implore, 1 answer not, and I return no more. , LITEBABY MATTEE8. Tho Upper Des Moines Editorial association has a poet who enjoys a distinction that would have delighted many of the great lights of literature—that of seeing his first volume handsomely printed, bound, and illustrated. Howard Carleton Tripp of the Kingsley Times is the author, and his fireside poems, besides being preserved to posterity in so attractive form, furnish very entertaining reading, The poem read at the Eagle Grove editorial meeting is included in the collection. Tho book is published by the author and can be had of him. Price, $1.50. •M- The name of Oliver Wendell Holmes in the list of contributors to the February Atlantic Monthly is a reminder of the autocrat's unbroken connection with the magazine. Francis Parkrnan is the subject of this latest poem by Dr. Holmes. Two more significant names in American letters could hardly be brought together. A valuable portion of the same number is devoted to H. C. Merwin's .article on Tammany Hall— a clenr, dispassionate statement of the great political machine's methods and achievements. ' Vick's Floral Guide, 1804. It contains descriptions that describe, not deceive; illustrations that instruct, not exaggerate. This year it comes to us In a suit of gold. Printed in eight different colors besides black. Colored plates of chrysanthemums, poppies, and vegetables. On tho front cover is a very exquisite bunch of Vick's New White Branching Aster, and on the back is the New Double Anemone; 112 pages filled with many now novelties of value ns well as all tho old leading varieties of flowers and vegetables. We advise our friends who intend doing anything in the garden this year to consult Vick before starting operations. Send ten cents to .Tames Violc's Sons, Rochester, N. Y., for Vick's Guide; it costs you nothing, ns you can deduct the ten cents from the first order. It certainly will pay you. I/css tlinii ITnlf a Cent a TS'celc. The Dos Moinos Twiec-u-weck News, tho best general newspaper in Iowa, will be sent to any render of this paper, if ordered promptly, for fifty cents a year. Order now and secure the best reports of the Iowa legislature; also, later in tho year, a series of articles giving the complete history of Iowa's first half century as a territory and state. Tho News is published every Tuesday and Friday, and gives tho fullest news of DCS Moines, the state, the nation, and tho world. Can supply back numbers to opening of tho legislature. Daily News to close of the legislative session, $1. Address The News, Dea Moines, Iowa. ALGONA COLLEGE DAYS BEOALLED, Miss Joanna Baker's Growing Reputation as a Greelt Scholar Ue- cclves Wltlo Recognition. The following note about Prof. O. H. Baker's oldest daughter will interest all who know her here in Algona. It has boon published in all the leading dally papers: Professor Joanna Baker, tho Iowa linguist, avoided the fate of average prodigies who blossom early and die shortly after. The prime of life found her established in a useful career ns instructor in Greek languages, literature and philosophy at Simpson college, In- dtanoln. All tho arguments against early drill in languages were upset in her experience and the result indicates that tho German method of putting children at Latin and Greek is not so cruel after all, Miss Baker's parents taught her Greek and Latin conguga- tions for amusement as soon as she could speak clearly, and she learned them as thoroughly as children do nursery rhymes. In her fourth year she studied Greek, Latin and French systematically, a short lesson each day. liven then she had ample time for the amusements suited to her ago, and before she was 8 years old had finished all the primary books ii those languages and finished them thoroughly. At 12 years of age she had added something of Herodotus, Demosthenes, Sal- lust and Cicero and then took up mathematics. At 14 she had read Edipus Tyrannus in Greek and made a lexicon of it with critical notes on the text. At the age when most boys enter col' lege Miss Baker had read all the Greek and Latin of a college course, and while yet in her teens was appointed tutor in Greek at Simpson college, with a degree, after one year's study of music and German and also published anpriginal litera' translation of "Plato's Apology," which was a credit to scholarship. In 1882, at the age of 20, she graduated at Cornell college, with a degree, after one year within its walls, having already passed some years at Algona college and at Simpson as a student- Four years later she entered De Pauw University and was g radiated with the degree of A. M., after two years' study, and was elected instructor of Greek and Latin in that institution. After filling the position one year she returned to Simpson college and took the chair of Greek, which her father had held during her early childhood. It is a pleasure to add to this remarkable story the fact that its heroine was not compelled to sacrifice all that 1 -' wof Jb Mag Jn Qjtfejr to he- 'I Igr BMJgloftJ I ft Wife 4s» gree, family and social ties were kept warm, and the outside world as well as her college associate's know that the woman's soul was not starving the while her head pushed eagerly oa to the conquest of ancient and mediaeval lore. A NOTABLE TUG Unique Prayer Offered Up by a Texas Democrat. In the Gunnlson (Col.) Tribune the following prayer to Cleveland lately appeared: Oh, almighty, and all-powerful Cleveland, who art in Washington, when not fishing: We hail thy name as the great political prophet of the century. We bow down before thee in humble political obedience. When thou sayest go, we go, when thou sayest come, we come. We have no desire but to serve thee. If thou sayest black is white we will swear to It. When thou tak- est snuff we will sneeze} when thou sayest free silver we will echo thy words; when thou sayest gold then gold it is. We are democrats after the most improved modern type. Our business is to vote the ticket and vote'er straight. What is it to us whether we have free silver or not? We are but dogs that eat of the crumbs that fall from our master's table. When tho crumbs fall we wag our tails ; when they fall fast we wag faster; and wben they don't fall we stand and wait until they do. This is democracy. This is tho kind of democracy that elected thee, our great and almighty Cleveland. Oh, most adored master, we love thee for what thou hast not done for us. We love thee because thou art Cleveland. We humbly surrender ourselves to theo. Do with us as thou wilt. Though wheat is but forty cents a bushel we love thee ; though cotton is low we love thee; though business Is dull wo love thee; though thousands, millions are out of employment wo love thee; though our children are clothed in rugs we love thee; though our wife, the dear companion of our bosom, is scantily dressed and looks so shabby she can't go to church we love thee; though we are sinking deeper in debt and poverty is knocking at the door, and hunger is staring us in tho face, we love thee still. This shows our great faith and love for thee. We love our party, too. What care we about the many promises it made. We know it promised free silver, and we know it won't give it to us, but we will stick to the party. We know we said if it did not do the things it promised to do we would leave it, but wo lied when we said it. Last year we favored free silver and now we have to oppose it. We favored it then because we thought it was right. We oppose it now, most adored master, because thou tellest us to. Oh, mighty master, we are over ready to serve thee and party. All the pay we ask is to be patted on the back by some local politician and called a good democrat. Our work is mapped out for us. All that is expected is to do what we are told to do. Wo thank thee, oh Cleveland, that wo ore democrats. We thank thee for the panic. We thank thee for the hungry and idle men and women in tho land. Wo thank thee for low prices. We tha.nk thee for tho banks that are busted and the thousands of business failures since thou hast come into power. Wo thank thee for the hard times. We thank thee for the rags our children wear. We thank thee for the clothes our wife needs and can't get. We thank thoo for what thou hast done for the banker and what thou hast not done for tho people. We thank thee for all these things because it is our duty as a good democrat to do so. And now our great political father, we leave us in thy care. Do with us as thou wilt. Kick silver into the middle of the next century ; give more privileges to the national banks; issue more bonds; preserve the McKinley bill; establish state banks; foster trusts: bribe congressman with patronage; fish whenever thou wilt, and hunt snipe whenever thou carest to, and we will indorse everything thoudoest, carry Cleveland roosters, and campaign torches and forevermore sing thy praise. Amen. THAT NOBTH END HUNT. Ono Rabbit Is Hounded Up and Pays the Penalty— The Wolves will Have Another Supper in Honor of the We fully expected a column report from Bancroft of that north end wolf hunt that was to start at tho crack of the rifle and show the boys how wolves are hunted when they are hunted right. But we have attended every mail without receiving any padded envelope filled with the good tidings, and at the last moment wo are compelled to give tho bare facts unadorned by pictures of the march, the even lines, the splendid round-up, and the final slaughter. In imagination only can the reader see tho stern and silent array which stood like statues till gun answered gun around the entire circuit, and then with the relentless compression of one of the mediaeval chambers of the Inquisition, closed in on the stretch of swamp grass where the varmints were to take refuge as gradually but surely they found themselves hemmed in. There wei-e no Algona boys stopping to visit schoolma'ams on that trip. No squad took the road Indian file to get in ahead and steal a march on tho game. No big gap of timber was left unoccupied for fear all hands would not be where they could see the sport. Everything went like clock work, and when at last the fatal field was reached the scene that followed can only be depicted by borrowing a verso from a West Bend inspiration, with appropriate modifications: We closed the ring on rabbits meek, And put them all to night, lOxcept ono brave aud reckless jack Which thought to show us light. Our captains knew a thing or two, They closed the circle round ; We spotted him, we shotted him, 'Till nought but hair was found. Brave reader, is your valor stir'd To imitate our noble deed? Then choose like we some captains true, And follow bravely in their lead. No doubt the wolf with cunning leer Will pass you by at rapid gate, But yet some lone and reckless hare Will brave your power and meet his fate. It Should lie in Every House J. B. Wilson. 8T1 Clay street, Sharpsburg, Pa., says he will not be without Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds; that it cured bis wife, who was threatened with pneumonia after an attack of la grippe, when various other remedies and several physicians bad done her no good. Robert Barber of Crooksport, Pft., claims Dr. King's New Discovery bag done him more good than anything he ever used for lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it, Free trial bottles at L. A. Sbeetz.' Large bottles 50c and one dollar. 5 Electric Bitten This remedy is becoming so well known and BO popular as to need no special mention. All who, nave used Electric Bitters •ing the »aw>e song of praise. A purer medicine does not eadst, and it is guaranteed to do aU that is claimed. Electric Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver and kidneys, will remove pimples, bolls, salt rtieum, and other affections caused by impure blood; will drive malaria, from the system aa4 prevent as well as <we all malarial fevers: for cure of b-eadache, oons0pa«o» j '~" SOMEBODY IS ROMANCING, A #iii<yspim Yarn Aftent the History of Joseph Skipsey Gets Into the Dally Papers, It Belongs with the Wolf Stories Also Sent Out from Here, and is Mot Good Advertising. The Sioux City Tribune last week hud the following astonishing editorial item: " The death at Algona of Joseph Skip- sey adds another name to tho long list of men once great in wealth and high social position who have found graves in the potter's field. At one time possessed of half a million, he found himself in his eightieth year broken in health and reduced to extreme penury. His aged helpmeet has found refuge in the Kossuth county poor house, there to pass the remainder of her days." This romance was based on a report which emanated from the fertile imagination the Courier office shelters, the same that predicted 100 wolves as the least that would result from the big hunt. As a matter of fact Mr. Skipsey never owned anything but his homestead out west of town. He was for awhile a janitor in Chicago, and his son had a Montana claim which is said to have been valuable, but not while he owned it. Mr. Skipsey had a little money when he sold his farm, and spent it on skating rinks and a trip to California. But this untrue romance recalls one of the incidents of early days that is true, taken from contemporaneous records. All old settlers will remember the attempted suicide of the boy Jo. From the old UPPER DES MOINES of that time we clip J. H. •; Warren's graphic report and the correction he made at Jo.'s request. The report is dated Sept. 5, 1867, nearly 30 years ago, and is as follows: "One day last week a young man named Jo. Skipsey, living six miles from town, made an attempt to shuffle off this mortal coil in great haste all for love. Jo. has been love cracked several times before, and of late the disease has become deep seated. It appears that he made a proposal for a matrimonial alliance with a young lady which she modestly declined, whereupon the gallant Joseph drew a S istol and discharged the contents into is own face. The charge was very light, consisting of powder aud wad without ball. Although it is believed that the fellow had no intention of going oil by 'shoeside,' only intending to frighten her into acquiescence, yet he is seriously injured. Doubtless his wounded heart and powder-burnt face will all heal together. The fools are not all dead yet." On Sept. 12 he made the following correction: "Jo. Skipsey called at our office the other day and complained that we had done him an injustice in stating the circumstances of his attempt at suicide. Jo. says he fired the pistol with the full purpose of taking his life. That instead of firing at his head he aimed at his heart, and there is no doubt but he did for he showed us an ugly looking wound on the left breast, and says his life was only saved by the pistol being held in such a manner that the ball cut across instead of penetrating' his breast. He says he found the ball in his boot. Wonder what route it took to get there? He declares himself entirely cured of love, and that he wouldn't marry her now if she were willing and had $20,000 to boot. Won't she be sorry when she hears that? Jo. is too good a boy to be trifled with, having served his country faithfully for three years. We can't help thinking after all that his loss is gain, for if she was going to sour on him it had better be now than after the knot was tied." BEER SELLEBS IN LIMBO. Some "Whlttemore Disreputables are Made to Understand that Iowa Has a Prohibitory Ijiquor Three Emmetsburgers, Gus. Millerke, John McCoy, and Nick Finnegan, are on the highway whose goal is $300 to the county treasury. They have arrived now at tho stage of putting up bonds to meet the grand jury in March. And if that body does its duty the further preliminaries will bo arranged without unnecessary delay. They were overhauled at Whittomore last Wednesday by Deputy Sheriff Branson ant] A. F. Dailey, and brought to Algona together with a big dray wagon of beei and whiskey which required foui horses to drag it up the BlacUfortl hill, Two waived examination and wore bound in $500 bonds to await the grand jury. The third wanted a hearing but was bound over after tho witnesses were examined. They all were able to secure bonds and are now at large. The arrest was a great surprise to them as they had paid a fine over at Whittemore and supposed that they were free from molestation. It seems that witnesses came before the last grand jury and attempted to secure an indictment, but owing to the fact that one of the grand jurors was pretty full himself while sitting and another was not much better, one vote needed to indict was lacking. Whittemore there upon decided to do something herself and notified all the suspected places that $25 a month must be deposited. It is said that this nearly captured Emraetsburg, a queue forming that went out of sight to the west with $25 in hand for a license. The three men brought over were running open saloons with big stocks of liquors wben the officers found them. They have since discovered that they were not licensed at all and that there is no sentiment in Kossuth which will license law breaking. Speaking of the arrest the Whittemore Champion says: It all happened in this way. On the first of the year the city authorities became aware that liquor w§s being sold in town at retail ap4 quantities were being imported by private individuals and suspected places mm PSSWliBgly BPped to pay a be adopted by the town, ftite-they did imagining that they had clear sailing but in reality they were given ftp pro- ;ectl60. Thd places of business remain locked ID the meantime. THE LIQtJOB TO BE DISPOSED OF. To day before 'Squire Clarke a hear- ng will be had as to the character of ;he goods seized, and if they are found ;o be intoxicating they will be deS* troyed. It is entirely probable that his will be the outcome. WHEN ROGUES FALL OtITi The sequel to the arrest for selling iquor came in an information filed by , Millerke against Wm. Hefley charging him with keeping a gambling room. Hefley has been running a temperance resort at Whittemore and is credited with having kept no intoxicating liquors. But it seems he allowed card playing for money, and the men who were caught selling beer felt a particu* lar grudge against him, and so had him arrested, Ho came over yesterday in charge of the sheriff. IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD. A LuVernite is starting a paper at Bode. Whittemore is going to bo aristo- ratic with bath rooms. Aug. Fenske is putting them in. M. H. Richards of the Spencer News' is clerk of Senator Funk's committee and will stay in Des Moines. Cato Soils succeeds M. D. O'Connell as United States district attorney. Capt. Yeomans was not in it. Whittemore Champion: A. H. Bixby reports a hog 20 months old which weighed 031 pounds, about one pound for every day. Britt Tribune: S. S. Sessions of Algona is a general favorite and for a new member is going to have a good deal of influence. Tip Thatcher of West Bend boasts of $41 per month as the proceeds from the sale of milk from twelye cows. Wm. Oliver of Whittemore reports $627 the past year from twelve cows or $52.25. per cow. Fort. Dodge Messenger: Mrs. Geo. Nible left last Saturday for her .future home at Algona, after a few days visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hale in this city. Garner Signal: E. P. Fox and L. B. Bailey of our board of school directors took a run to Algona Thursday and inspected the heating arrangement of the Algona school house. Evnmetsburg Reporter: A party consisting of Messrs. H. Clarke, Gardner Cowles, E. Blackford and F. C. Smith came oyer from Algona, last Friday night to meet with St Elmo Encampment, I. O. O. F. The Whittemore Knights of Pythias are to give a grand ball Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Marshalltown orchestra will furnish music, and the opera hall will be cleared for the dancers. It will be a swell affair. Rev. C. G. Wright was formally ordained a minister of the Baptist church last week, the ceremony of ordination being participated in by delegates from the sorrounding churches of that denomination, in accordance with an established custom. Humboldt Independent: By the report of proceedings of the board of supervisors of Kossuth county, we see that our county surveyor, Geo. S. Foster, has been appointed deputy county surveyor of that county by Surveyor Tellier. The appointment is a good ono. George is fully qualified to fill the place and the work in both counties will give him a good job. OUB, JAMES REPORTS. He Refers Everybody to the State Register as to Ills Movements. J. J. Ryan arrived in Fort Dodge last week and was seen by the Messenger: J. J. Ryan showed up last Tuesday fresh from the scene of the war. Washington just now is in a fever of excitement over Hawaiian matters, the Wilson bill, the empty treasury and the Fort Dodge postoffice, Mr. Ryan discusses all of these subjects with fluency and authority except the last. As soon as the reportorial pump began to draw on this subject, tho cold wave flag went up and the pump froze and broke. He admitted that he wns in favor of Queen Lil's policy of beheading the opposition, and hoped the president would begin on the Iowa republicans. For any further information as to what he was in Washington for he referred all inquirers to the Des Moines Register, which he said was authority on his movements. He reports that of the 70,000,000 inhabitants of these United States a safe majority are now in Washington looking for office, making it somewhat difficult for anybody to occupy very much of the administration's time. BUEKE PAIKOHILD'S MYSTEKY, A better from His Old Wisconsin Home Gives the Details of the Facts About Him. Two weeks ago THE UPPEK DES MOINES told what was known as the history of Burke Fairchild, the Riverdale bean raiser, who was buried by the county not long ago. Last week a letter was received by Dr. Stull from a friend to whom he sent a copy of the paper. His friend writes: "As to B. Fairchild, about seven years ago he shot his wife and tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat. Every person thought he was going to die and he was not arrested for some days, When he thought he was dying he deeded bis property to his step daughter. He was arrested and sentenced for three years in the penitentiary This was the last heard of him till you sent the paper." Each one can fill in the details of the story to suit, himself. But who that knew the old man in Kossuth would have suspected that such a tragedy was hidden in his past life? IT'S the rage in all the cities—the "butterfly dance," the latest terpsi^ chorean novelty. At the opera house, Wednesday, evening, Jan. 24. Do YOU enjoy good singing and daws- }ng? ifsodj) no* miss "Pete Fet§r- 809," Wednesday evening, Jan. $, at the opsra house.

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