The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 7, 1894
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THE UPPISH BUS MOIKKSt ALGQHA, IOWA, WEBMtSBPAY, 7, 1894 ¥<*«»*. 6Y iNdMAM A T«f tne to Suba«s«b<SfS: unooun/, one yea*. * ^l."" Onecopyislx months • •••• (i on* cow, three manths ,.,„....»... *u Sent to any address ftt Abo ve rates. Remit by draft, money order, express Order, Of bortftl note at our f lsk» _ BAMS of advef Using settt on application. The bill which has passed the 'lower house at Des Moines to protect the makers of notes is a good bill. It: provides that ngents who take notes for "any patent, patent right, patent medicine, lightning mis, goods, wares or merchandise, of for the premium of any policy of insurance" shaJi write in the face of the notes what tfoey were given for, and that all who afterwards come into possession of them shall hold them subject to any just defense against them. But if the agent failsito put in the face of a note what it ds .given for it does not, as we read the bill, • change its character as an ordinary negotiable note or make a third person holding in good faith subject to any -defense that cannot be made against other negotiable notes so held. But the -agent who fails to write in the note tfhat it is given for is liable to imprisonment in the penitentiary and other penalties, This sufficiently protects the maker of these uoten, without destroying the value of commercial paper. Such a law, and it is likely to become a law, will put an end to all fraudulent schemes for swindling people by getting their notes and selling them to third parties, while it will leave businessmen as free as ever to use negotiable .notes, a considerable advantage to eveKybody. AVILL STOP PRIZE FIGHTS. Crestou sports have been advertising a local fight to take place March 10 between a pug from Seattle anQ< one from Burlington. Last Wednesday the following was received by Sheriff W. J. Davenport of Union county from Gov. Jackson: "I herewith inclose clipping from a Creston paper making announcement of \vhat is called a glove contest, or as the article is headed, ' Fight to the Finish' that is to occur March 3, at Creston, a purse of $500 having been offered to the winner in this fight. I sincerely trust that, for tho good name of Creston, Union county, and the state of Iowa, you will see to it that this li"ht, or glove contest, does not occur. I will assist you to the extent of my ability in any effort you may adopt to prevent this fight. Truslins that you Trill quietly put a stop to this matter, I am yours very truly, " FIIAXK D. JACKSOS, " Governor of Iowa." The sheriff immediately is.sued the following'notice: " To the Athletic Club of Creston, Iowa, and to all Others Interested: You arc hereby notiiied not to proceed further to " hold the 'glove contest or fight to a finish,' as advertised to occur on or about March 3 or 10,1804, at Creston, Iowa. The instructions given me by tho governor will be strictly carried out. • "W. J. Di.V-KNI'OUT, " Sheriff Union County." The officers of the club are said to Ibe defiant and to declare that tne fight will take place anyway. Their attorneys claim that the fight cannot be legally prevented. FOURTH DISTRICT EDITORS. Back in the early '50s A. B. F. 'Hildreth came to Charles City and started the Intelligencer. Last year out of the surplus ho had accumulated ho built the Hildreth block, containing a magnificent little opera house and a hotel that would be a credit to any -city in the state, and last Thursday and Friday his editorial brethren met in one and were lodged in the other and were allowed to speculate On the time that would probably elapse before they, too, would be doing something of the kind. Matt Parrott was up from Waterloo and said that he had narrowly escaped building that block himself, as at one time he had arranged to buy the In- telligencer, and had only failed because he didn't have money enough to make his first payment. Tho opera house is about the same size as the Call Opera house in Algona, arranged differently, with some point* in its favor and some not. The hotel is as handsome and convenient as could be asked, with steam heat and electric lights, large .dining room, and every modern convenience, the best hotel along the Mil- •waukee road in Iowa. Although the city has electric lights, those used in this block are supplied in connection with the steam heathy a boiler and engipe in the basement, and it is claimed that they cost less than where furnished by the city, a matter worthy -Of investigation. Like the Upper Des Moines association the Fourth district brethren have A lady member, Miss Minna F. Murray fit the Nashua Reporter, who edits one Ol (be. brightest papers in the district #nd whose address is said to have been one of the best of the meeting. She ,ehosen vice president. At the A. B. F. Hildreth, i vigor is unabated in spite of bis advancing years, gave interesting reminiscences of early day journalism in his fMtdresf of welcome, and Senator Bailey pj .Pecoj-ab, another old timer, respond. for the society, the address of the evening being given by Lafe Young, some thoughtful com- newspaper work with spicy Which, style by Landlord Show, who has just opened the hotel. The session was well attended, the papers and discussiotts were good, and tho Fourth district vindicated tho good name of the fraternity by adopting a very vigorous censure on T. J. Wilcox, who in managing nn excursion last year deceived the Milwaukee company and took advantage of ita kindness to heip himself and friends. He was suspended by unanimous vote Altogether the meeting was a great success looked at from the standpoint of an outsider, and the editors of the Fourth district are a brainy and genial lot >o men. _ Congressmen Hepburn and Lacey voted for Bland's bill to coin the silvei now held in tho treasury. At this distance their action seems wise. Gov. Jackson says the law against prize fights must be enforced. If the gov crnor is to take a hand in enforcing state law why does ho not begin at the (head of the list and enforce the one most notorious ly violated! ^ J. B. Hungerford was chosen yesterday trustee of the state agricultucal college. We ai - o glad ho won. In an oratorical contest at Oskaloosa in 1870 Kobt. G. Cousins, who ihas become so prominent in congress, camo out third, and the Carroll Herald asks: "What has beromo of tho first and second orator on that occasion? Our observation is that tho smart schoolboy or student doesn't always got to the front. Bob Cousins was not the best man on that occasion, but he looms head and shoulders aboye any of them now." This moves the Grinnel Herald'to reply that C. H. Harris, who stood first, has made as marked a success as Mr. Cousins. He is now a member of one ol the leading law fii-ms of Duluth. This leaves only Mr. C. N. Hunt, who stood second, unaccounted for and THE UPPER is MOINES can locate him up till last August. He went with Mr. Harris to Bismarck, where they practiced law together, then came to Minneapolis, where at last reports he was converted at a B. Fay Mills revival and began to prepare as an evangelist. So of the three orators one is a prosperous lawyer, one an evangelist, and one a congressman. Let each distribute the honors to his taste. A story has been going the rounds about Gov. Boies having recently boughl !,000 acres of land in Humboldt county. Tlio Republican says tho records fail to show any transfer of that kind. A discussion of tho state university as a free trade center brings out the fact that the professor of political economy is a protectionist and a republican, and that of 14professors in the collegiate department 10 arc republicans. Rock Rapids has raised §3,0(10 to maintain a public residing room and PT,ym- nasiuui. Lon F. Chapin of the Itoviow is president and publishes in full tlio articles of incorporation, which provide for a building and equipment. The capital stock is put at £5,1)00 and it is expected that all will be subscribed. If as a- result of the arrangement made by tho present legislature D. N. Richardson is dropped from the board of regents of the state university, tho school will lose one of its wisest and most active supporters. Mr. Richardson has given his time and energy to tho school, and has brought to the work a ripe scholarship gained by study and extensive travel, and no man in Iowa can at once fill his place. If the mere matter of supplanting him with a republican is all that is behind the change partisanship has taken a very small advantage. , Senator Morgan's report on the president's Hawaiian policy puts at rest any lingering doubt. Tho keynote of it IB: " When a crown falls in any kingdom of the western hemisphere, it is pulverized,; and whon a scepter departs, it departs forever, andjVmorican opinion cannot sustain any American ruler in the attempt to restore thorn, no matter how virtuous and sincere the reasons may be that scein to justify him." Senator Morgan is a democrat of democrats, but he is no cuckoo. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The March issue of Hoinance opens with a clever story of studio life in New York by Elizabeth \V. Chaiupney, which throws a new light upon many mysteries and explodes a favorite bubble of the mediums. A group .of three Humorous Tales, the leading one of which is by Josiah Allen's Wife, forms u prominent feature of the number, and will bring many a smile to the longest face. A new story of Lord Tennyson, a quaint but impressive ghost-story, powerful love tales by Guy do Maupassant and Helen Lee Sargent, a thrilling narrative of tho Civil War, and charming sketches by Jules Claretie, Erckmann- Chatrian and many others, make up an extraordinary army of attractions. -*-*The March issue of St. Nicholas is like a modern army— not a few paladins and an accompanying rabble, but a congregation of effective units, with an officer where needed. Every article can look the juvenile or adult world square ia the face and give a reason for its being. A running comment upon the contents will, perhaps, best acquaint the public with the grounds for this opinion. Mothering Sunday claims the frontispiece and tho first article, and 1» a short statement designed to explain a name that has outlived its origin; an American finds Thanksgiving Pay a satisfactory substitute. Century for March bristles with point?, baying a number of articles on novel and unique topics written by persons specially qualified to treat them. The opening article is a sketch of life in The Tuilerlea under the Second Empire, by Miss Anna L. Bicknell, who was an inmate of the Tuileries as an instructor of the children of one of the court families. Miss Bickoell gives a grapbio idea of the dally of Bfe at palace, and the arttote WlfitertjfcHer'8 famftus gf6up—the last being prtfftod us a frontispiece with an ap- propriatoSocond Empire decoration. This article lift tho sixth in the group of papers relating to the Bonapartes wh!6h The Century has printed within a year. ~w- Scrtbncr's Magazine for March opens with the second article by Joel Chandler Harris on The Sea Island Hurricanes— this one dealing especially with the great .relief'Work which is being conducted by Miss -Clara Barton and the Red Cross society. The distress in these islands is likely to increase until the first crop shall bo gathered in the late spring, so that the necessity is apt to be direst at a time when tho public has, for tho most part, lost interest in the catastrophe. Mr. Harris, in his tour for Scrlbncr's Magazine through all 'these islands, has presented not only the 'distressing part of the catastrophe but the humorous side of it which the sea-island •negro so plentifully furnishes. He has used the finest literary skill in depicting these strange islands and their picturesque inhabitants, so that after reading the article • one feels that he has actually lived in new and curious surroundings. The striking illustrations by Daniel Smith, made from sketches on the spot, add to this impression • of reality. , IK THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Sheldon will put in a $20,000 water works plant this spring. Spirit Lake's new opera house was opened last week by tho Woodward company. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mr. Rutherford of Algona was visiting some of the boys and girls in this city yesterday. Corwlth Crescent: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rued of Algona wore in Corwith Monday. Corns again when you can stay longer and bring little Miss Buma with you. Emmetsburg Conservative: Miss Cora Hibbard has just finished a very successful term of school and has gone to attend school at Ames. Everyone will miss her and wish her success. Tho Chicago Tribune last Wednesday had tho following announcement: " The republican convention for the Tenth Iowa congressional district has; been called to meet in Hammond. Ind., May 24." That shows what Stories type can tell. Bancroft Register: W. W. Ailcorn went to Chicago the first of the week and returned yesterday morning in company with his daughter Gazelle, who recently graduated in a school of stenography and typewriting there. The Emmetsburg Democrat says: "Tho Algona high school pupils are afraid to meet their Emmetsburg cousins in an oratorical contest. They are sensible in not desiring to tread on dangerous ground." Algona is after bigger game. Watch the state declamatory contest. The Armstrong Journal has a write- up of business men and says of Leo Pcugnet: . Mr. Pougnct has charge of the store and is a courteous and obliging- gentleman to deal with. Ho was cradled behind tho counter and no man understands tho wants of the peoplo in the clothing line better than he does When tho Andrews Opera company was in Davenport several months ago Mario Roo, tho leading lady, boxed the oars of J. K. Reynard, a member of the troupe, for some real or fancied offense. The blow injured Mr. Reynard's tympanum and ho sued for So,000 damages. No defense was made and he got a verdict, Jack Graham is talking of leaving Bancroft, according to Bro. Platt, who says in the Summit: Ex-Sheriff J. G. Graham of Kossuth county was in town on business the first part of the week. Mr. Graham has been a resident of Bancroft for several years but will probably make Armstrong his future abiding place. Forest City Summit: Jimmy Ryan, tho erstwhile candidate for congress and later tho referee in all the post- office fights that have been " pulled oft' 1 in tho big Tenth district, was down at Des Moines the other day and tho Des Moines Capital in alluding to his visit mentions Jimmy as "auditor" of Webster county! Verily, fame is but a fickle phantom. Estherville is to have a building boom. 'J, B. Binsford has recently closed a contract for building a §10,000 residence for himself. The structure will be of southern architecture, pressed brick veneer, and by far the handsomest residence in tho city. There are many othor fine residences in contemplation, and an elegant opera house in prospect, besides one or more brick blocks, The State Register last Thursday said: Col. Sessions was happy yesterday over the fact of the passage of his title quieting bill in tho senate without amendment, so it will now become a law. He has worked hard to secure the passage of this bill, which means a great deal to his constituents, and is entitled to some credit for having succeeded where so many other good men have failed. Eagle Grove hns a school teacher law suit. Miss Brooks, a public school teacher, had occasion to punish a girl pupil for disobedience and impertinence. The girl went home and told her mother, who shortly after appeared on the scene and after arming herself with the stove poker, forced the teacher to take refuge in the wardrobe closet. She then entered complaint against the teacher for punishing the child. __ = . = , = . == .,.....,^ THE POST J30DOE CONTEST, An Inside View of the Situation at Washington—Duncombe J4Hcly to Win. The Washington correspondent of the Sioux City Journal sends out the following report: Fort Dodge has been one of the places over which a vigorous warfare has been waged. There are only three candidates in sight, but two of the three have kept the contest hot from the start, W. E. Duncombe has bad the backing of bis fiber and a great many democrats of Jp>rt Podge, but the gentleman named Ryan, who thought be had a chance to get to congress two years ago, came here and railed 4 great deal of smoke. He wanted Thomas F. Breen appointed and in bis zeal for Preen, Mr. Ryan revamped a lot ol old charges Nnitwfe *be DiwwjBhei, Jfe kind remarks which he failed to verify when called opob to do so. Duflc.ombe's friends "pointed with pride" to the fact that the people of Fort Bodge, or at least the democrats., had repeatedly shown their confidence in the senior Duncombe by electing him and re-electing him as their representative in conventions. Mr. Ryan went too far in trying to defeat Duncombe and fell over backward. The result is that Duncombe will probably be appointed and Ryan, when he comes up for favors in the Tenth district in the future, will discover that he has antagonized the powerful wing of his party over which John P. Duncombe presides. The third candidate is John Doud, who was never in the race to any extent. WHERE THE OHTJBOH MONEY GOES, The Mothoclists at WesJcy nro Ullcd by n Malicious Attack—Tho Trustees Malta n Statement, The Wesley Reporter of last week made the following attack on the management of the Methodist church: "A New England dinner and supper for the benefit of the M. E. church will be given at the house one door west of J. S. Gallagher's, on Saturday, March 3,1894. Dinner from 12 to 2 o'clock. Supper from 6 to 7. Tickets 15 cents. A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend. "The dinner and supper advertised as noted has all the appearance of an M. E. church benefit, especially to the public outside of the church. But such is not tho caso. Instead of applying the proceeds on the minister's salary, where they by right and justice belong, it is intended to apply tho amount on an imaginary debt. Two members of the church claim it is due them for work done on the parsonage throe years ago, and stated more than a year -ago that there was no debt against tho parsonage, but now come forward to leech the public, first with a claim of §30, but later §40, not one dollar of which is honestly their due. The dinner and supper as advertised is •a misrepresentation, and is a sample of the deception practiced on the people 'of Wesley by the three or four men •who have forever run tho M. E, church •of this town, and that on the rule or ruin plan, and it has been mostly ruin as their plan. To the public who take dinner or supper at the place advertised: When you pay your money remember that you are not paying anything in aid to the M. E. church, but instead you are paying your money to a couple of men who have not a shadow of right to it." Tho trustees of the church send the following statement and request its publication in THE UPPER DES MOINES: The above, is a, true copy of an item in last week's Wesley Reporter which is false and which wo wish to correct and place before tho public the facts as the church records ahow them. We find that a meeting of the board of trustees of tho M. E. church was held Oct. 13, IS'JO, and it was decided to build an addition to tho parsonage, which was done and paid, for by subscription except §91.50, this balance being for labor and material. Wo find in trustees' report for 1S02 that the indebtedness on parsonage has been cut down §50. Later, in trustees' report, Sept. IS, ISO.'!, wo find there is still due on parsonage §39.8-1, being balance due for mechanical labor on parsonage in 3SOI. We do not know where Editor Barrett got his information. But this is as tho records of the Methodist trustees show it and the records are kept with tho secretary and can be seen at any time by anyone who may wish to investigate'them. We the trustees ask you to publish the above. F. ANDERSON, MRS. C. D. DAGGETT, MRS. WM. COLBY, MRS. G. S. MCPHERSON, MRS. J. S. GALLAGHER, HUGH McCuTCiiiN, G. B. HALL. THE NEW DAIRY COMMISSIONER. A Slcotcli of W. K. Boardman, Member of tho Firm Owning tho Algona Creamery. The Farm and Dairy has tho following biographical note of interest: Mr. W. K. Boardman was born at North Troy, Vermont, in 1852 and is tho second son of ex-State Senator Norman Boardman. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1850, settled at Lyons, Clinton county. He moved to Nevada, his present home, in 1877, and two yours later became associated with his brother H. C., now in tho state senate, in tho egg and poultry business, In the fall of tho same year they built their first creamery at Roland, Story county. This creamery began taking in milk in November of that year and has been in continuous operation from that time to tho present. The following year they built the creamery at Cambridge, in the same county, and later the creameries at Odobolt, Carnavon and Auburn, Sac county. These creameries were all built and equipped under the personal supervision of tho incoming commissioner. In 1886 the creameries at Algona and Emrnetsburg were purchased, and in 1880 the creamery at Lake City was also added to the list. This makes the firm of Boardman Bros, one of the largest operating in Iowa at the present time. hosier's Weather Guess. Foster says one of the most severe storm periods of recent years will prevail over the United States and Canada from March 7 to April 13. In many parts of the country unusually heavy rains or snows will fall, and floods may be expected. Seven principal low barometers, or storm centers, will cross the continent (rom west to east during the period mentioned. Tornadoes may be looked for in those parts frequented by these destroyers. Temperature will go to great extremes, and frosts will damage early crops far southward. Electric storms will precede and cold waves follow some of these lows. Those crossing the continent March 7 to 11,1? to 16,18 to 24, 25 to g8 and . April 4 to watched. , , 8 should he carefully _„,,_, Shipment. Fifteen cars of bananas left New Orleans fop pbicago in one train February 89, fh^fteteaTtime on tfea rpj4, lor iwfi ejijp THE CHICKENS ARE flf IT, They Will Have ftrt Inning at the Next County Fair—Planning to Give 'Them a Front Seat. But This Will Not Exclude Other Valuable Features of the Fair—Work of the Directors. The county fair directors Saturday decided to give the chickens a fair chance. They have provided expert judges for cattlo and horses and sheep and hogs, and this fall they will arrange for the biggest poultry show that will bo seen in northern Iowa. They began by arranging for a complete- revision of the premium list, and concluded by providing for the erection of a special poultry house, fitted with cages where the birds can be nicely seen, and where thev will be in out of the wet. The county is full of fancy poultry and the showing will be one of the features in September. The whole premium list will be re vised and J. W, Wadsworth, E. P. Keith, and E. Bacon meet in Algona next week Saturday as revision committee. All having suggestions to make in any department should send them to this committee. Two judges will be provided for stock one for horses and races, one for cattle, sheep and swine, both to b"b men from outside the county neither of whom have acted heretofore. For races and amusements §700 was appropriated. The race programme will bo the same as last year, except that in the two-year-old class trotters and pacers will both be admitted. The executive committee will arrange for special attractions, which will be advertised in due season. The fair will be held Sept. 19-20-21, a week earlier than last year. The moon is full Sept. 14, so that the nights will be still light. All premiums will be paid in full in cash as heretofore, and the children will be admitted free the second day. All stock competing for premiums or in races confined to the county must have been owned in the county 30 days prior to the fair. The meeting was one of the best attended ever held by the society, the following directors being present Dunlap, Burton, Bacon, Kernan, Julian Heathershaw, Hays, Conner, Paxson Lewis, Hanna, Kawson, and Ing-ham. President Dodge, Vice President Keith Treasurer Wadsworth, and Secretary Butler were also on hand. .The asso ciation has money on hand, will olTei bettor premiums in more classes, give better attractions, and hold a bettei fair, tho weather admitting, than has ever been given in tho county, anc that moans in this part of Iowa,. OOUiTTY G-BADES AHD 33FJDGS3. What was Done In 1803 by tho County ]}o;irtl in this Way <jt 1'cr- miuiuiit Improvements. At tho January mooting the county board requested Auditor Doxseo to re port on the work of the past year. He has prepared the figures and has'sub mitted the following to the board: To tho Honorable Board of Supervisors of:Kossuth County: I hereby submit the following report respecting the bridges grades, and ditches built and constructed ii said county during the year 1898: Number of feet of new bridges built in 1803 according to tho reports of the variou committees, 1,STO. Number of piles driven, 023, containing 6,868 feet. The county bought during the same period 138,505 feet of lumber, both hard and soft at :i cost of $2,08-1.5.' Hardware amounting to 200.1' Labor oil bridges 1,007.00 4,100 feet of piling at a cost of 000.58 20,051 yards of grade constructed at a cost of 4,002.01 7,474 rods of ditches cut at a cost of.. 2,487.00 Repairs 011 county grades and bridges amounting to 1,035.If Committee work 423.80 The above report as respects bridges is not absolutely correct as it was impossible to toll from certain lumber bills renderec whether certain items charged wore for the construction of new bridges or for repaii work, and it was the satno with bills foi labor, but the report is practically correct Tho report shows less piling purchased than used, because there was piling on hand at the beginning of tho year, which had been paid for. Tho report of repairs on grades and bridges includes §050 that was expended on the 1'oad south of the fail grounds. As no estimate was made of the amount of earth moved, tho same could not bo i reported with grades, Respectfully submitted, C. M, DOXSKIS, Auditor. A TELEPHONE SYSTEM, A Scheme to Connect Algoun with Towns West in n Big Telephone Circuit. Alex. Younie of West Bend has been investigating the cost of putting- in telephone lines and wants to connect with all the towns in this neighborhood. He has written a letter to the Emmctsburg Reporter in which he says: "My idea would be to run the telephone line from here to Euimetsburg, and from thence to Ayrshire, and from Ayrshire to Mallard and to Ruthven, and from Emmetsburg north along the B. C. R. & N. to the north line of the county, and from Emmetsburg oast along the Milwaukee line to Whittemore. And then make an endeavor to et enough subscriptions in Algona, ipeneer, and Estherville to extend the line to these towns." The total cost of 75 miles of wire and 10 telephones is put at $2,460 by W. W. Alderson of Wilmot, who gives figures for his estimate. BAD BI.AZE ATJUJTAfcO FOBKS. The Postofflce Burns-Mr. Butter- fields' Loss »100 and Mr. Tibbets' Household Effects Consumed. BUFFALO FOBBS, March 3.—Buffalo Forks people had quite an exciting time last Wednesday morning at the burning of the store apd postofflce. The building took fire ;n the chamber occupied by Leo Tibbets. The exact cause Is unknown as Mrs. Tibbetts was away from home. As it was discovered about 15 piinutes after the fire was built ift |he j&tove it is quite prob- tog (wgtt ' - creamery and there was plenty of lelp as soon as the Warm was given, But the fire had spread so it was impossible to get anything out from above. Eyerything in the postofflce was saved except about 300 stamped envelopes. The books And bulk of the goods were saved. Mr. Tibbets household goods are a total loss. It is estimated that Postmaster Butterfield's loss is in the neighborhood of 8100. LIFE IN THE GOLDEN STATE, A Readable Letter from California by Mrs. J3r. Hudson. To the Editor: It is with pleasure I give you some of the impressions and facts regarding this healthful state, particularly the San Jacinto Valley, which may interest your many readers. We left our home at Algona late in the fall, as you may remember, for southern California. Our trip across the wide intervening country was passed without accident or any interruption to our rapid progress. On the whole we had a very enjoyable trip and a pleasant company in our tourist car. As we passed through the great states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and the territories of New Mexico and Arizona we found the scenery quite varied from plain to mountain, and frequent were the exclamations of delight and surprise as new objects of interest were continually brought to view. The grandeur of the mountains and the dreariness of the desert particularly impressed us who had so long lived upon the rich and level prairies of Iowa. Our first stop was at San Bernadino and what was our surprise to there incut our son Quincy who had come 45 miles for that purpose. We went with him to Riverside where we remained for the night, and the next day took a drive over the city which is indeed a garden of beauty. No description which I can give of this beautiful city can do it justice, with its fine yards and lawns, its flowers, its orange and lemon trees loaded with golden fruit. There, for the first time we behold the noted palm. We had the pleasure of meeting one of Algona's former residents, Willis Hallock, his wife and son. They have a pleasant home in Riverside. It is wonderful that where this thriving city and county seat now stands was 20 years ago but a sheep run. We took the Santa Fe at Kast Riverside for San Jacinto where we arrived at 4 p. m. The valley of San Jacinto is 1,600 feet above sea level, and is 80 miles in length, with several smaller valleys leading into it. The new county of Riverside was formed last year by a portion of San Diego and San Bernandino counties, and the valley now is in this new county, which includes several towns of note, South. Riverside, Ferris, Elsinore, San Jacinto, Temecula, Winchester, Florida,, Hornet, Banning, Beaumont and many new towns which are starting on tho railroads, Hemct, a now town on the Santa Fc, and but three miles from San Jacinto is growing fast and bids fair to become the leading town of tho valley. It is laid out by the Hemet Land and Water Co. This company have built in a' canon between tiie mountains, and 20 miles away, the greatest reservoir on the American continent. Its dam is of solid granite, being 110 feet high, 100 feel thick, and covering 752 acres to a depth of 65 feet, impounding sufficient water to irrigate 30,000 acres of land. This valley is nearly surrounded by a chain of mountains, the largest of which is Mt. San Jacinto, 11,000 feet high. Old Baldy and Grey Back too, can be seen towering up on a more distant range, all three of which are now covered with snow and seem to give dignity to the whole range. These mountains are covered with an almost inexhaustible supply of hard wood pine and fir, which together with tho native the valley, makes fuel plenty and cheap. Sawmills are located in the mountains and lumber is brought down in large quantities. There is here an artesian well, and hundreds of wells may b", found in this valley, from which flows the purest of water, and it may be said the people know the value of this natural beyer- age, as they drink only, "Artesian." No saloons exist here, or in the prohibition county of Riverside. There is a sanitarium established at the hot mineral springs where many go for rheumatism and other ailments. This is quite a resort for invalids, consumptives, etc., the inland valleys boinn- warmer and dryer than nearer tho coast. Tho Indian village of Sababa is but a few miles from here and near the foot of the mountains, and Sababa will interest all who have read Ramona, Mrs. Helen Hunt Jackson's work upon southern California and especially the Indians in whom she took great interest. Through her writings and influence much was done by our government to elevate and educate the Indians. There are three schools now in successful operation in this county, supported by government, I was much interested in seeing some of Mrs. Jackson's letters written to Miss Sheriff the first teacher of the school at Sababa, and now Mrs Fowler and our nearest neighbor. The San Diego Union has the following- « Mrs Ramona Wolfe died at her home on Tuesday last, and was burled Thursday In the old churchyard at the San Louis Rev Mission." It was at her home Mrs Jackson stopped while in Temecu a and her name that suggested the title of her book. When she heard the name she said, "Ramona, what a beautiful name. I will call my book he™^. A ° d ^ » h& °^^ We see in today's papers accounts of the great storm over all the east We « Mi 1 , 1 ^' 6 witl i but a dash of rain, and a chilly breeze for a day, and since then the temperature has been rather cooler than usual for this time of the year! The people here say the weather since New Years has been colder than known for many years. But to us whoTare accustomed to Iowa weather it does not seem like winter, and we are enjoyine SMSd f «? UP j}! lt V We WSJ yeii visiiea tne Midwinter Fair but Intend to do so on our return ' MRS. E. P. HUDSON. r $ teams from the aji ih>

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