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THE UPPEK DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1894 BY 1NOHA.M A WARRfeN, > to Subscribers: Ottft'ddtty., on« year .,, ...... tl.60 OB6«6psN6l* months .• 76 One-cow, three tnonths .- 40 Sent TO aty address (it n bo ve rates. SeBflt by draf t, money ordet, espttsss order, WfftostAl note at out' risk. Rfttes of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JANUA5OT '-St, 1894. FACTS ABOU1' XEWSPAl'EUS. Mr. Rosewater in his address at Car- Toll made some very interesting statements about his investigations among the great newspaper offices. Paris has a paper whose dnily circrihttion reaches 800,000. The London News has 600,000, coming second, nnd the New York World 400,000. coming third. The New York World hits the finest press room there is with a capacity of 300,000 papers an hour, the presses alone costing a half million dollars, Onochromo press, printing 12,000 ^papers an hour in five colors, in the World office, cost* $70,000, The net income of the Now York Herald is about $800,000 a year, of the World about,$500,000, and of tho Chicago Tribune about $450,000. Mr. Rosewator says that European offices as a rule 'do not compare in equipment with American. The London Times is in an'dd four story brick building and does not have a first class outfit. In one respect, however, it e-x- cells. Speeches'io'parliament are sent by telephone as they are delivered, an operator at a typesetting machine receiving them -and putting them into type, so that a $>roof sheet can be struck off a few moments after the speaker finishes his peroration. Mr. Rosewater says the telegraph system of all Europe is vastly superior to the American, and that the news service is better. He is a strong' advor- cate of government ownership of the telegraphs and went to Europe especially to examine into the matter there. &d6rn any city in the State. Mr Burke, the proprietor, built It at an expense of probably $25ti)00, and it t complete in every part including a de pai'tmenfcof tho ''wholesale houses' the editors Were warned not to visit too frequently and which Carroll has in abundance. O«e feature of the shoe factory was tho machine for cutting and sewing the button holes. It looks ns though i might have cost $50, is very like an ordinary sewing machine, and yet it is the only contrivance that has been devised that will do tho work, and the factories have to pay §500 for it and a royalty bcsidos-whtalrnnrounts to $2o a month for the use. This illustrates again how easy it is to make money If only one has the ingenuity to find something the world wants or thinks it wants. The factory employes 70 hands and has been running successfully for two years under the management ol Mr. Whitney. At the business session, Spirit Lake was chosen for the summer meeting. Wm. O. Payne of tho Nevada Representative was chosen president. ,T. B. Hungerford of the Carroll Herald, vice president; Miss Edith Train, secretary and treasurer. Resolutions reported by Ora Williams of tho Sioux City Journal were adopted and the editors scattered aftor a most enjoyable session with Bros, Hungerford, Powers, «nd Colck>. GOV. KIRKWOOIVS COTTUAOi:. In ins article on Gor. Kirkw-xxxJ in the Midland Monthly. H. W. Lathrop relates an incident of his career as follows: "Ic 15SJI, when thew vrvw so&i* tferpats of resistance to the prow***! draft, the goveruor addressed a Duba^se sndi«xv aad referring to his rtwct visit to Sou t& Ens:- tish. said: 'If it Nwsscs csyiessarv for m* to com* beiv to Rsboes? «a ;Jw ~s*zne etrasd. I sh*U &>? isia? aay MsaSt ea«- Tbe Dubuqoe repe>rS is s few IVlsgraph ssvs ;his sr.y ;«*?, as-d s«5s s resigned his place after a year in school, and joined the troops in u westefft fort, but now wants to go back and become a soldier by the school route. Emraetsburg Reporter: Thos. H. Lantry of Algona, well and favorably known in this county, has teeea elected cashier of tho Algona Sta*e bank. Mr. Lantry has held several Offices of public trust and has given excellent satisfaction to the public. Ho will be no less popular in his new position. Webster City Graphic: One of the Tuttle Bros, from Algofifft was in the city last week atJButiker & Hazard's, where they are having a machine made for a bate tie device that they have Invented. It Is a machine that Is destined to attract 11 great deal of attention, being 1 of an entirely now construction. THE EDITORS AT CARROLL. The semi-;vunual meetings of the- Upper Des Moines Editorial association haye already gained an enviable reputation, and the .gathering last Friday at Carroll was no exception. Jt was more largely attended than any previous .meeting, the discussions were on new and interesting topics, the addresses were exceptionally timely and entertaining, and the banquet was given in the finest hotel in Iowa in a town of the size, making HO exceptions whatever. From a newspaper standpoint the most important feature of this meeting probably was the presence of Edward Rosewater of the 'Omaha Bee. Mr. Rosewater is of Hebrew descent, a small man of untiring activity, well supplied with eombtitiveness and confidence in his ability to take care of himself, williug to undertake any discussion, with one end always in view and that is to make ;the Bee one of tho great newspapers .of >the United States. He has debated woman suffrage on the stump with Susan B. Anthony, prohibition with several .of its advocates, fought the rail ways .of Nebraska at every turn, taken an independant stand in every contest, had & chip on his shoulder for everybody, and all the time been pushing the Bee until now he has one of the finest newspaper buildings In the world, and spends $4,000 a week on bis paper—more than is spent on any but the largest papers in the United States. His talk Friday evening was informal, in the main a report of his visit* to the great printing offices of this and foreign countries, and one of the most interesting and entertaining ever giveu before the association. Almost in the same line was Welker Given's sketch of his personal recollections of work on the Chicago Tribune. Mr. Given began as a reporter of congressional debates in Washington, and was for several years one of Joseph Medill's most trusted editorial writecs on the Tribune, leaving on account ,of ill health. He pictured editorial work on a great daily in detail and told in a very entertaining way how "inspired editorials" are patched up at editorial conferences; criticised the daily papers -vir s.rc4* froea i ro&? plai- ttt vTasasagrsccs A] I SBT«. aud b? was uw»tt*?Iy eorww ts cKwv-is *»s sweaw. It aad bo?E resxsrwd » San JJaiJ Dobaqij* w*s BOS oeij Cistx-tr-iiiac <Kd»l;ssels bus tea* K parp.-tsieii svss*stajr a era^ if oae WP«W vctferai. Tfessexi&ailusicniiBKaSioa. aad after tfoasaMtssiss- cs is vriih "feashine eyes acti & dsfte csBJeasKsa o* scs-e whi^h left a dee^ in-effaceabie irajcwsica cpoz She t&ea pU*tic Eictd of 5&e •writer of -;he*e Uses, h.* d«£ir«d Sfca! be vrosM have ,co;h- iog bus tuviilSy ttt Iowa and ;&as U for«d to the step by the cece&slties of she imperiled uatott and his sense of duty as She chief executive of Iowa he woaki co; hesitate to send troops here aad snve the community a taste of severity." Gov. Kirkwood's firm stand at this time and in Dubuque turned the tide in Iowa and effectually ended any -open exhibitions of discontentat the management of the war. And it was this same quality of determination to do his duty all -through his administration which made him one of the governors. At a time Seymour in New York whether he had any Bancroft Register:: Col. Sessions has introduced a bill in the legislature giving small towns the privilege of bonding to secure water-works ana fire protection. Hud mich a law been in force in this state 'heretofore Bancroft would have had water-works and the conflagration of December 14 would, in pnrt, nt least, have been averted. Baticroft voted once to bond the town for a system of water-works, but when it oame to carry out the scheme, its promoters were balked by the law which denies towns of this class such privilege. Wo hope Mr. Sessions will succeed in getting the bill through. The state department has decided that a Chinaman who has been natural- ised is not entitled to a passport and that his naturalization is null and void. Tho decisfon is rendered iu response to the application of Yong Lee, a popular young Chinaman of Webster City, Iowa, who was granted a .certificate of natural- isation by three judges in DOS Moines. He also bad a certificate of registration under the Geary law and desired a passport, that be might revisit his native wintry. The state department holds that under a decision of the supreme court a Chinaman cannot become ;a Ecn of the United States under any circumstances and consequently cannot be granted passports. Livermore Gazette: Tho eullies save it that a man from Florida, named rhomas. has been appointed to occupy Consul Phil Hanna's position at "Vene"a, and there seems to be no mis- ake about it this time, as was the case when a Koissuth county man thought he had a dead sure thing on the job. So Jhat it is probable that he will be removed in the early spring, and unless he has something else on 'the string we may look to see hian back here next summer. However, he ; has Smnroved his opportunities while : there, and the world has heard of him. and our opinion is that he will curt something of a fisrure in our national'politics from this time on. This consulship will be but- a stepping-stone to something higher. A BIT OF DIPLOMACY. DOLL1VER ON THE TARIFF, The Tenth District's Congressman in Opposition to the Famous Wilson Bill, It is One of Those Keen, Incisive Arguments which are Characteristic of Iowa's Representative. great "war" when Horatio was disewssing- authority or not, and whether after all the loyalty ol the state was not entrusted to the con-: stables, and whether after all local sentiment should not bo allowed to prevail over state or national law, Kirk wood took a stand -which put Iowa at the head of the column of loyal states and made for himself and this commonwealth a name which will last. It looks as though Gov. Gear's congressional mantle would fall on S. M. Clark of the Gate City. If it does it will bring one of Iowa's best men into the bublic service. Mr. Clark is a student of public affairs, an exceptionally vigorous and earnest speaker, and his election would be an honor which be richly deserves. at various points and the critics of the daily papers at others. Mr. Given is now editor of the Marshalltown Times- Republican, and as author of the mulct idea is well known to present temperance agitation. He is a son of Judge Given of the supreme court and one of Iowa's best editors. The editors generally contented themselves with a view of the big wholesale grocery house Carroll boasts of, and the shoe factory, but having beard some rumors about Carroll being a better town than Algona, TSE UPPEJB Dps MOINES delegate pursuaded Bro. Hungerford to hitch up his horse, that had not been out of the barn before during the winter, and drive him about tjue Bubwrbs. While the flying view which was secured behind this fiery editorial Hosin ante did not afford opportunity for comparison, it did permit enough to be seen to warrant the .statement that Carroll is one of the very best towns in the state. Carroll bis electric lights and a county jail items that seemed more us than some others, has « hotel that THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. All readers tf the January St. Nicholas, who remember how Kipling's hero, Mowgli, threatened to get even with the great tiger Shere Khan have only to turn to the sequel Tiger! Tiger: ia the current number, in order to know bow complete! v Mowgli wrecked his vengence upon his striped enemy. Dr. Eastman's stories of Sioux life deal this mouth with his voung companions' gamc-s aad sports. " Especially pleasing aud human is the warfare against the wild bees. A prominent feature of the midwinter Century is iu fiction, which has not a little variety of scene and style. In Mark tTwain-s novel of Pudd'nhead Wilson the action is advanced by a dramatic interview between Tom, the reputed white boy, am his mother Rcxaita, the negress. Iu effee upon Tom as the represenative of the anti bellum sentiment is described, and Pudd'n VtPa^l \Vilcrtn*E f*iAn in WIUHTIBU? *^ «,„! ;_*..._ head Wilson's fads iu regard to palmistrs and tfouffib-record become efficacious in the plot. A town-meeting, a persona! encounter, and a conflagration add to the rapid action of the story, which bas A full-page illustration by Loeb. There is the first garl of a four-part story by Mary Hallock " Mene, dealing with turning regions of Foote, entitled Coeur d'Alene, dealing with the labor troubles in the miaine radons ol Idaho. IW THIS gEIQHBOBHOOD. The Bancroft Register say* the wolves seen up north "kept on going south, and we understand have taken up winter quarters under THK MOINES office in Algona." Livermore Gazette: Word ia received that the doctors find Nick Winkel'a eyee more difficult to treat than was at first supposed. Hq baa been at Iowa City about three weeks now, under their care. Burt Monitor: Poor Koseutfhl No wolves, co wolf scalps, no proceeds to give to charity! Algona will now organize a bunt for clothes line/thieves, Burt should organize a cojupany to spy out what prospects sh» lias of getting the county seat and,fJancroft should organize a fire com Edward Canfield, West Point from Bert Barr failed examiaatioo. ig St^sipp f 9P™E*9f*| PT ho was sent to •t Dodge «lter M» tbe physical frppoioted. He A Good Story on Our Jimmy Showing How He Got In to Hear Dol- llver's Speech on the TV-ilson Bill. The Fort Dodge Messenger tells a good one on our Jimmy Ryan. It says: Jimmy Ryan, who ran against J. P. Dolliver for congress when 'the -latter was last elected, was in Washington the other day when Dolliver made his speech on the Wilson bill. -Jimmy heard him, and how he managed to hear him is worth telling. The two young men are on excellent terms and Dolliver had told Ryan that -he was clown for a speech but could not tell just when his time would come. One day the latter arrived at the house and learned that Dolliver had the floor. How to gain admission was the problem, for no doorkeeper would interrupt a man in the very act of saving the country to present a visitor's card. Jimmy's brain worked fast. He thought of all his old gags, such as Pullman car taxes, mineral reserve and 'Other flim Hams that he had worked out at home, but they didn't seem to fit this case. He saw that all the galleries were filled except the one set apart for families of congressmen. That gave him an idea and out of breath with haste he presented himself'to the doorkeeper of this gallery. "I understand," said he, "that my brother, Mr. Dolliver, is speaking. I can't interrupt him to get a pass, but I want very much to hear him address the house/' "The rules are very strict," said the door-keeper, "but under the circumstances I will admit you." And so Jimmy, although sawed a little short for the Dolliver dimensions, passed in as one of the family and sat the speech out as a man and a brother. He cays it was a fine audience and that they gave full attention and received it welL When he received the doorkeeper's congratulations upon his brother'^ brilliant speech, Jimmy thanked him*.nd modestly admitted that while it wa« a good speech he would have liked to have changed it in a few places. Following are a few paragraphs from Congressman Dolltver's tariff speech on tho Wilson bill: There is no slavery in the world which deludes a man's judgement and binds liis faculties like a long devotion to the theory of free trade. It seems to destroy the most useful faculties men have. Common sense Is the most spleibdid possession of the human mind. It is iho only absolutely reliable human faculty. If this world were full of philosophers, of statesmen, of orators, of political economists, it would hardly be possible for a plain man to live in it at. all. They would talk him to death; or if he escaped that, they would argue him, after tho manner of Edward Atkinson's recent address to the workingmen of Boston, into the .belief that by some now principle of cookery the shin bone of a beef can bo so prepared as not to ;bo distlnquished from & sirloin steak. [Laughter.] Fortunately we have had in tho history of the country at least four resplendent types of American common sense—Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Horace Greeley, and Abraham Lincoln. [Applause.] If the young men of the United States can find a doctrine of practical politics upon which that little group of statesmen are agreed, it is a waste of time to hang around the lecture rooms of a free- trade university in the hope of getting a patentable improvement on their wisdom. [Applause.] The doctrine of the protective tariff, vindicated by the united judgement of these men, may be attacked, may even be for a time discredited, but can not be permanently dislodged from the sober judgment of tho people. The storm of clamor and hearsay and interest may threaten it, but in the end it will find an anchorage in the public judgment that is sure and steadfast. Can any sane man believe that God gave to our fathers the far sighted prudence of Benjamin Franklin if he had intended this coutry to be guided by the advice of John Randolph, who used to say that he would go a mile out of bis way to kick a sheep? [Laughter and applause.] Can it be believed that Andrew Jackson made the Sth day of January notable and famous only to give the democratic orators of our own times an opportunity to exploit the free-trade notions apon which the ordinance of nullification in South Carolina was predicted in 1832? [Applause.] Is it credible that Horace Greeley, faithful journalist that he was, made a daily record of the free-trade famine, in the midst of which the people celebrated the Christmas of 1854, if the chairman of the ways and means committee is now to persuade us that the starving multitudes of that afflicted winter were really enjoying the blessings of a "symmetrical industrial development?" [Laughter.] Can any man in his senses suppose that Abraham Lincoln was called to think, to labor, to suffer and, and at last to die, that through his martyrdom the struggling millions of the earth might be free, if, after all, his countrymen are to cast away his counsel and reorganize their affairs on the lines laid down in the Confederate constitution? [Loud applause.] So that I for one am not -discouraged even if this congress should enact the proposed bill [Laughter and ftpplausd on the republican, side,] Let us take another illustration, selected by chance from some of the proceedings in which my amiable friend from Nebraska [Mr. Bryaii] participated. Now, our friend is ft man solid and fixed in the conviction that the tariff is a tax. He may . lose his grip on every other question, but that cherished conviction of. his soul can not be shaken. It would appear that such is his fanaticism that if he went into a store and bought an article for loss than the tariff amounts to, he would still be able to, by a perfect process of reasoning convince himself and possibly to convince the people of his district, that in some mysterious wa.y, visible to the mind's eye, though to llesh and sense unknown, he had been compelled to work one day to pay for the article and another to pay the tariff on it. [Laughter on the republican side.] The only man that I have ever heard of who was able to make any impression on the mind of my friond was a witness who came here by authority of Queen Victoria to plead the cause of Bermuda potatoes and to bring tears to the eyes of the ways and means committee by reciting the sad experience of Bermuda onions. _ [Laughter.] Now, my friend, full of his theory, was amazed at this witness. The man actually said that the tax was very burdensome to Bermuda. He wont so far as to observe that the farmers of Bermuda paid that tax. This aroused the interest of the gentleman from Nebraska, and ho began to suspect that tho witness had come to Washington by way of Columbus, and had stopped off between trains for a little talk with McKinley. [Laughter on the republican side.] So he roused himself and demanded to know what tho price of Bermuda vegetables was prior to tho McKinley bill. Tho witness was unable to say. He then asked what tho price of those vegetables was after the McKinley bill. The witness could not tell, since the price varied from time to time. And now comes my friend from Nebraska, armed with his theory, and undertakes to make*war against the facts in the case. Mr. Bryan. How can you tell without knowing the price before the McKinley bill was enacted whether the consumer pays the tariff? Mr. Masters. Well, I was treasurer of the Farmers' Alliance and I know that during the latter part of the present season the shipment of some 10,000 boxes or cases to New York paid 38 cents a box and the freight was 16 cents. They sold for about 60 cents. There was clearly a loss and they brought us in debt. If we did not pay the duty, who did? [Laughter and applause on the republican side.] I have no doubt that my friend from Nebraska is figuring on that yet. He has not so far appeared in this debate, though we trust he may. I have sometimes thought, however, that he would not, for the reason that last summer he found occasion in this house to account for all the calamities that surround us and all the misfortunes we are heir to by charging them to the demonetiz- ation of silver; and it is possible that after having put the workingmen of the country and the farmers of the country at the head of the free-coinage parade he might feel a certain hesitation in overworking them by placing them in a prominent position in the free-trade procession. [Applause and laughter on the republican side.] LOOKS UU THE COLONEL And That was Why Oui- Rotund Rep* rcsentativo Got Into Trouble with the Girls, Lawyer Beane, Strongly Resembling the Colonel, Promised the Girls Everything in Sight. The next time Col. Sessions visits A-t- erona it will be entirely proper for hint to come with plenty of cigars. It seems that there Is a lawyer at Madrid In Boone county named Beane, who looks enough like the colonel to be be mistaken for him, and that Beano visited! Des Motnes just before the legislature met. The lobbyists for clerkships were- thick as flies in summer, and the Savery lobby was full of pretty girls looking for positions. Supposing that the colonel had arrived they surrrounded him in a bevy and each in her most persuasive way urged her claims. Beane won their hearts by his prompt recognition of their claims. "Girls," ho said, "you are clearly entitled to what you ask and you can rely on my vote." With that he took a card from each, marked carefully the office each wanted, accepted the outburst of thanks with equanimity, and pledged not only his vote but his active influence. Then he finished his business and started for home. Next day Col. Sessions arrived on the scene find the girls buttonholed everybody but him. One of his friends met one of them and said: "Here is Col. Sessions, you had better talk with him." "Oh, no," she said, "I saw him yesterday and he is all right. He promised to help me out." "What is that?" exclaimed the colonel. "Why Mr. Sessions, you know you promised to vote for me, and you ain't going back on me, are you? You wouldn't be so mean, would you now?" The colonel is noted for his gallantry and this was a poser for him and he came near admitting tha.t he had promised everything. But ho finally rallied and explained that he had just arrived in the city and that he couldn't well have promised anything the day before. This led. to explanations during which Lawyer Beane was consigned to various places by the colonel. Separate and full explanations were needed for every candidate up for a place and when the record was cleared the legislature was well under headway. PROF. BAKEE IN ALGONA. .Saved by Long Hair. Young ladies who contemplate adopt- ting Efaort hair should be warned by the following: Ida Blauvelt, aged 19, daughter of Wm. J. Blauvelt town marshall of Hillsdale, L. I., and Edgar Humphrey were skating when the ice broke and they fell through. Miss Blauvelt was caught under the ice but was saved by reason of her long hair. This became disengaged in the water and a few strands found their way to the opening in the pond. A spectator grasped them and pulled the young woman out. She was unconscious and did not regain her senses until she reached home. Humphrey escaped with a slight injury. t Aga|n«t the Gatch BUI. E. 8. Aborn writes to the Register a paragraph which contains what O. C. Walker calls "God's Truth:" It is well known to all intelligent persons who have eyes and are willing to admit what they see, that the prohibitory law doesn't prohibit, nor control the liquor traffic; neither will any such bill as the"Gatcb Bill;" it would be violated just as openly and broadcast as the present so-called prohibitory law. Just as well leave the prohibitory tow jnchapged as t^pasg anysuch bill as ?iU etaUter te character; po use ijp whip the devil ground, th e biwh. into law without substantial "modifications, because I know that the people of the United States, having learned their lesson in the midst of broken fortunes and impoverished industries, will come back speedily to the historic standards of American common sense. [Applause.] But I started to say that the web of the free-trade theory once wound about a man's judgment absolutely deludes his faculties .and leaves him helpless and worthless in the arena of practical affairs; and I want to comment upon that by a few illustrations. None of us wish to disparage any member of congress; in fact, we would not dare do it. Between ourselves it will never do for us to assume that anybody could get into this body without having shown symptoms of being a great man, [Laughter.] So I do not wish to disparage the membership of the house. But in East Liverpool, Ohio, last fall they elected a democrat to represent, their interests in congress [Mr. IKIRT.] I have not the pleasure of his personal acquaintance, but I am told that he is an excellent man. He ran for congress on the theory that the protective tariff is a fraud, a violation of law, and ought to be immediately displaced by a tariff for revenue oaly. _ Now, you would suppose that a man like that would have been sitting up in the night after his arrival here trying to kill off the protection idea. Yet early in the contest we find our friend before the ways and means committee pleading like a eondemed anarchist for the life of the industries that have been built up on the ruins of the constitution in the neighborhood where he resides. [Laughter and applause on the republican side.] I will read from his testimony before the ways and means committee to illustrate what T mean. Let us first read the questions propounded to him by that serene philosopher from Maine [Mr. Heed.] [Applause on the republican side.] Mr. Heed. How much does that duty— That is, the 68 per cent on the crockery schedule— increase the price to the consumer? Mr. Ikirt. That is a question I can not answer. Mr. Reed. It does increase the price to the consumer, does it not? Mr. Ikirt. I can not answer the question. . Mr. Reed. You think the tariff is a tax added to the price of the article? Mr. Ikirt. Yes sir; undoubtedly it is. Here we have a man wedded to demo- cratio phrases in the act of receiving bis sight, bat unable as yet to see men even as trees walking, And so our friend, enslaved by the language ol democratic politics, was absolutely unable, to. 4pply it to the practical phrases ev&Tfif *Mlfl4«JtFy Jit rtprflgBMji An Interesting Chapter of' Educational History in Northern Iowa. The State Register Friday had tho following interesting editorial: Commenting 1 on the remarkable achievements of Miss Jodie, or Joanna Baker of Indianola, as a linguist, the Algona UPPER DES MOINES, recalls an interesting chapter of educational history in northern Iowa. About twenty years ago—is it possible?—Algona had a college. It was like the voice of one crying in the wilderness, for it stood in a pioneer community and all around it, on the north, east, south, and west, was a wilderness of prairie grasses. But they were good and earnest men and women who had settled in Kossuth county, men and women who had brought with them the love of learning, and had fed in their hearts, through toil and hardships, the eternal desire for their children's education and worldly welfare. And so they built a college, built it out of high hopes chiefly, and great expectations. Prof. Baker went to Algona to lead the young minds gathered there into the beauties of Greek and Latin. Living in the van of civilization he led their minds back to the beginnings of civilization in Greece and Rome. Living in the most practical era of Iowa history, ho tried to fill their minds with the ideals of matured communities, He was an enthusiast THE UPPER DES MOINES tells us. Greek and Latin and geometry were about all that he deemed worthy of consideration. Potatoes and corn and hay—none of these entered into his consideration. It was Homer in the morning, Virgil and Horace at noon, and higher mathematics at night. By his side walked his daughter, who even then shared his enthusiasm oyer the dead languages. She learned the Latin and Greek conjugations when other children are struggling with "This is a cat," and other similiar stuff with which the young minds of America are stuffed and ruined for several years before they are put on a solid diet. At 14, we believe the account says, she translated Plato's "Apology" into fine English, When other boys and girls begin their college courses she had read all the Latin and Greek that are required in modern schools. No wonder the papers are now talking about her linguistic ability, Her father laid the foundations of her learning and fame She is only a continuation of himself. But there is another part of the Algona story. There is a sequel to it all. The grasshoppers, like one of the curses of Egypt, swept over gossuth county and all northern and northwestern Iowa. 1 They were like clouds in the day time and at night. Not a green vestige was left in their track. Every enterprise languished for they came several years in succession—and then as mysteriously departed. But the college had gone down. Prof. Baker CAN SUCH THINGS BE? and bis daughter with the agile tongue had returned to Indianqla as in the left northern Iowa fa r gopjj; The Charges Made nt Eminetsburg Over 13ro. Brnnnngnn's Appoint- ment—Algonn Should Ilnvelts Eyes Open. A Register special from Emmetsburg yesterday is as follows: The announcement that the Emmetsburg postoffice fight was ended and that the editor of the local democratic paper was the appointee was taken as a settlement of the matter, though it was hard to understand why the appointment had been made, as the opposing candidate had the heavier local support.. But the Brannagan faction, having- overcome their opponents, have gone to contending among themselves, and it now leaks out that the appointment was brought about by tho corrupt use of money, by the use of fraudulent letters and by the filching of important papers from the files in Washington. At least this is charged and the charge has been sworn to und forwarded to Washington. One party, who, by the way, is a candidate for appointment in a neighboring town is said to have received $200 for his endorsement. Tho use made of the fraudulent letters appears to have been to use them in getting the endorsement of Fullen, Richardson and others. The party, who makes the charges claims that he has had an offer of a regular monthly payment of a pretty good sum if he would only keep still (the payments to continue for a year ) Mr. Brannagan is also at outs with the outgoing postmaster and has a sister, Miss Maggie Brannugan, away learning the business. If the appointment is recalled a third man will probably get tho office. The postofflce question entered into the democratic primaries last fall and in the whole city of Emmetsburg not a known single Brannagan man was able to get a place on the delegations. IT SOUNDS LIKE PHIL. Phil. Hniinn's Return Brines Out a New Story About Him. Tho Carroll Sentinel says: Col. Hanna the United States representative at Venezuela, belongs to the Tenth district, being a resident of Kossuth county when he is at home. He was an appointee of the Harrison regime and has achieved considerable fame as a diplomat. The following told by the St. Louis Republic illustrates the colonel's peculiar breeziness of manner that constitutes one of his chief charms- An American merchant recentlv returned from South America quite pleased the British minister there Lord Pakenham, by his considerate and flattering remarks about his ancestor who was defeated at New Orleans bv our General Jackson, writes Dan Macauley. "Indeed," 'said our kind countryman, "I believe that General Jackson mentioned him in his dis !£ HuS*™ 1 ? complimentary manner. » "Now what a strange difference I find among you peculiar 6 Americans! You actually delight me by your grace- ul reference to ofy .unfortunate ES2- tor, whereas some time ago my dimo- matic brother from your Country Mr Hanna, gave me a thumping slao on the broad of my back and sung out tn the unm stakable edification ol a area? room full of listeners. »s«v „& *£$* listeners, wasn't it a relative of the stuffin' out of at Say _ The funks Are In „. The Gate City says: The one Punk is chairman of the committee on the suppression temperance and another Punk that- senate \ SeSnIS? &is^**'** ™* r^il $$$£?<*.

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