The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 14, 1894
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THE UPPEK MB MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAftOH 14, 1894, * . ' A . . „ . - - - ..•-:.- — ..... - ,^,.- ,..-..^.— .,.^—.-..-—. -i—n,.'.. iii..hiiiteiy^^BBmgrii*aniMiinannfff Yea*. 11NGHAM A Terms to Subscribers: Oitecopy, oa« yea? months . ...................... On* (Sony, three months ................... 40 Bent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, ofboBtal note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. 1.0CAL SOVEttfclGNTY. Some day a grateful posterity will erect a monument to William the Conqueror as a friend of civil liberty. When it does the absurd doctrine of local sovereignty involved in local option measures will be put to final rest. As yet wo are not far enough removed from the remembrance that our rights have been wrested from kings and prelates, the visible figure heads of centralized authority. We are like the citizens of the little German states who still denounce Bismark for organizing them into an empire. Local sovereignty and liberty are synonymous terms with us, no matter whether tho matters involved affect a nation or a township. It took Washington and the statesmen of our early history nine years to get tho people to consent to a government of any efficiency, after they had won their Independance. And the very first thing tho people did was to breed a riot when the government attempted to collect its revenues. And the next thing was to secede because it attempted to regulate commerce. And the final chapter was a war because It attempted to limit slavery to slave territory. Tho war is scarcely one generation gone and now congress is back again on the old lines. It has defeated a national bankruptcy law. It is trying to get a state in place of a national currency. It is doing away with the last vestiges of national citizenship. Out in Colorado the old squatter sovereignty idea has gone so far that they propose to have a money system of their own. And here in Iowa the legislature is adopting laws on the apparently universally accepted theory that stato law cannot and should not be enforced where county or township sentiment is unfavorable. We drift back as naluraly to inherited prejudices as we do to.. tho grammatical errors we acquired in childhood. This local sovereignty notion is so strong that wo contend for a different marriage and divorce law in every state, although a man legally married in one would be n bigamist in another, and if anyone should propose a uniform system of court procedure we would probably arise in as righteous indignation as the inhabitants of some little European state if there was a prospect of their dialect being merged in a national language. All this local sovereignty sentiment instead of being in tho lino of liberty, is, as history shows, directly opposed to it. William the Conqueror did more for human rights when he established the kingly prerogative in England arid destroyed feudal anarchy than Stephen Langton and his followers, deserved as is their fame, did at Runnymede when they limited that prerogative, just as Bismark did more to broaden the liberties of every citizen of tho little German states when ho mado tho empire than all tho radicals will do in this generation in warring against imperial usurpation, and just as Marshall did more for every American citizen when from tho supreme bench he fortified and broadened national authority, than all the states rights advocates have done in one hundred years, including in the term "states rights" tho legitimate rnain- . tonance of local self government. Sumner, tho free trader, pays a fitting tribute to Hamilton, tho father of protection, when in reviewing his life he credits him with being chiefly instrumental in organizing a national government at a time when in the chaos of local sovereignty notions tho importance of some central authority was almost wholly lost sight of. And tho chief credit of tho national republican party in the final summing up will be that in the face of all these assertions of local rights whether made boldly as a matter of constitutional law by Calhoun, or seductively as & mattter of political sagacity by Stephen A. Douglas, it stood unflinchingly by the rights of the national government with power over all matters national in their scope and bearing. The present situation in Iowa is absurd from every standpoint. The men who advocate county or town sovereignty over tbe liquor traffic are not honest with themselves because in none of their proposed bills do they leave the matter of regulating tbe liquor traffic to towns or counties, but provide dozens of restrictions to be imposed by tbe state. And this inconsistency is tbe more absurd because having first asserted that the state has no right to enforce a law tbe towns or counties do not want, they proceed to devise a tangle of petty directions which never will be enforced and no Cue believes will be enforced, and innocently parade them before the p»bli# gg g, reeogirfMOT of the " tenip ' y fh«r£ njyfp wa» ft trine preached than that the state cannot and should not enforce any law legally enacted, That is the foundation of civil order arid good government, arid no law adopted on any other theory will ever amount to enough to pay for the printing. And there never was a more un-republican doctrine announced than that local sentiment should be supreme lii any matter of legislation state wide In its effect and operation. Local option of all kinds and from every standpoint is a makeshift, wrong in theory, a failure in practice. It is a protest against the progressive statesmanship of the age, against the history of the republican party, and against Intelligent sentiment on the regulation of the liquor traffic. The issue is squarely between those who favor and those who oppose the saloon system. If the people believe that the former are right then by a state law, state wide in operation, the saloon should be recognized. In no other way can it have a fair trial or be regulated at all. If the people believe that the opponents of the saloon are right then by a state law, enforced at any cost, the saloon should be permanently and finally abolished. In no other way can any new system whether by drug stores, or state dispensaries be fairly tried. But whatever is done as to methods this should be insisted upon everywhere and at all times and that is that Iowa will maintain her supremacy in all matters which are state wide in their bearings, and that any law properly enacted can be enforced and will be enforced, no matter what the sentiment is in any county or any city in her borders. A republican legislature which cannot rise to that standard knows little of the spirit which founded and made great the .-party it pretends to represent. A PRODUCT Of CONDITIONS that, Senator Fitnk Says, is Our Embarrassment in the Matter of Liquor Legislation. Synopsis of His Remarks in Opening the Debate on the Bill Introduced in the Senate. debate option Hamlin Garland has purchased an old homestead in that part of Wisconsin where ho wns born and will spend his summer thcro getting material for his stories. His aged parents will occupy the place. Senator Funk voted against the Bishop normal school bill which provides that the state shall spend $40,000 in paying tuitions Tor teachers in private schools to be selected by the state superintendent. It ought to beaten in the house. It is wrong in principle, and would result in nothing. The state should either complete the normal school system it has begun or close the Cedar Falls school. The house judiciary committee voted against raising the ago of consent in girls from 13 years. A minority voted to put it at 14 years. Mr. Sessions voted against any change. _ When Brovvcr and Finn come together our senator from Hancock will need to save his breath and do loss swearing. Robt. BurdeUc was expected at the meeting of editors at Carroll. Ho lias just written a letter of regrets to Miss Train and dates his letter on "St. Hatchet's Day," Feb. 22. In part he says: "On this day, sacred to truth, who though living in a well will rlso again—like tho other bucket—I am impelled to look once more at your letter of Jan. 28, and confess that I did receive it, and did intend to answer it. But alas, procrastination, the world renowned watch- snatcher, whispered in my ear a flattering tale of more time tomorrow, and like many another tempted man I said, 'that's so,' and tho resolution wont over under the rules. Somehow I didn't seem to bo able to got a quorum on myself. Those aro bleak, cold, biting days on 'us democrats;' especially down hero in Pennsylvania. The latest news is that the last surviving dumocrat in tho stato came into Harrisburg this afternoon and asked permission to change his vote to Grow." Judge Balliet of DOS Moines has decided a case arising from tho expulsion of a young man named Koberts from tho stato agricultural college because ho joined a Greok letter fraternity contrary to school rules, He sustains tho faculty. This settles a fight of long standing at tho school. Iowa has 45 officers army. in the regular The torpedo boat, Ericson, is nearly completed at Dubuquo. It will go to Pensacola, and various cities along the Mississippi are preparing to give receptions in honor of the passage. United States Fish Commissioner McDonald recommends Decorah or Manchester for tt branch hatchery. The two towns are making likely efforts to out bid each other. The State Register's legislative reporter gives a long write-up of the insurance bills likely to pass, and in doing so says: "Mr. Sessions has done valuable service for the state in the intelligent and efficient work he has done in this connection. He has had a definite object in view all of tbe time, and the results accomplished show tbe -wisdom of that plan. * * * Many of these pills were prepared by Mr. Sessions and all had to run the gauntlet of his committee. This represents a large amount of careful and valuable work, work which ba» been much needed and which will be very highly appreciated. Mr. Sessions can probably congratulate himself upon having succeeded in Impressing his own legislative views upon tbe house to 4 greater extent than any other member." Senator Funk in opening the in favor of the senate local liquor bill said in part: It is alleged that platform limitations are making trouble for republican legislators. This statement has very little foundation in fact. Our embarrassment is the product of conditions rather than theories. If there had been no convention at all the demand for a departure from statewide prohibition would be no less apparent; the demand for relief from the communities which have saloons on their hands would have been no less insistent. It 'has been tho purpose of a majority of y_our committee to save all the prohibition possible while affording means of regulation where prohibition is inoperative. With or without a platform this would have been our bounden duty. It would be no less reasonable for the governor of this state to mount to the dome of this grand edifice, proclaim the millenium and expect that all the people would proceed to conform their conduct to ideal standards than to hope for the suppression of the saloon in Iowa through a statutory policy of statewide prohibition. Saloons by the thousand are doing business with only such restraint as is applied in open nullification of law. Why talk about bringing the saloon back to Iowa? Shall we wrap ourselves in a mantle of self-righteousness, pass resolutions, indulge in glittering aphorisms, extol our own virtues and absolve ourselves from further responsibility in view of the real situation? While saloons are multiplying and temperance sentiment wanting shall we utterly refuse to do just a little thinking to some practical end? Shall we meet the serious conditions by clamoring for more extreme legislation in view of the experience of the past ten years? Are we to assume that men of high standing, of unsullied reputation, temperance men and Christians, who come from the saloon-ridden localities and implore us for relief are here simply in the interest of the saloon and are not to be trusted as counsellors in this emergency touching the conditions prevailing in their locality and tho relief demanded? Most of these men voted for prohibition when it was submitted, and for years gave ungrudgingly of their time and talent and money, sacrificed business interests and put ambition under their feet in the futile endeavor to abolish saloons. Who has earned a better right to be heard at this time than they, and who is better informed or more trustworthy? When I contemplate tho record, the lives and the experiences of such men as Chancellor Ross, Capt. Powers, George Hubbell, Senator Bailey, Congressman Struble, J. J. Bruce, M. D. O'Connell, Col. Ormsby, and scores of -others who have counselled us to modification, I confess I have not the nerve to class them with bootleggers ancl insist that they are endeavoring- to involve the state in moral ruin. The people of Iowa have for several years been voting for a change; the conditions with which we are confronted demand a change; the republican party has promised a change in tho laws relating to tho regulation of tho liquor traffic. We should provide restraint for the saloon in sections where it cannot be suppressed. This demand is by no means confined to the large cities. There are a good many counties in this state which do not embrace cities where the saloon runs riot. Wo should provide regulations for them, all the while keeping in mind the saving of all tho prohibition possible. No largo city should bo permitted to foist saloons upon communities in which sentiment is opposed to them. No little town in a prohibition county should be permitted to bring in saloons in opposition to tho sentiment of its environment, On the other hand, no county should bo permitted to prevent tho regulation of saloons in cities within her borders which have saloons to take care of with or without tho approval of outside territory. Where and how shall this regulation bo applied? Who shall decide as to " those portions of tho stato" in which prohibition "is now, or can bo made efficient?" or as to "giving to other localities such methods of controlling and regulating the liquor traffic as will best serve the cause of temperance and morality." As a legislature wo would not if we could and could not if we would definitely map out the state in line with these practical propositions. Some other authority must decide, and where can this power be lodged but with the people themselves? Call this local option if you please, Ib matters not. In the present emergency no practical change is possible on other lines. The saloon can go nowhere In Iowa where it is not invited by popular sentiment of the locality most concerned. The clear light of the lamp of experience should not be disregarded by the republicans of Iowa. Any political party could well afford to sacrifice its Friday's Dubuque Telegraph will chee our readers: Theatre goers and lover of refined merriment of the very high est Order of excellence will hail wit! delight the announcement that Erail., Bancker and a strong company wll present at the Grand Opera house o next Friday evening that phenomenal! successful comedy farce, "Gioriana, which enjoyed a run of nearly 15 nights in New York, 300 in Paris an 250 in London. "Gioriana" is a fare comedy, funny in its complications situations and dialogue. The prize fight down at Creston came off. They evded tbe authorities. Senator lison opposes coining tbe future indefinitely if thereby the saloon could be effectually destroyed, but is there rational ground for the belief that the republican party, with all its courage, with ail its sincerity, and with all its sacrifices has given substantial progress to the cause of temperance reform? Our rigorous liquor laws have not served the ends whereunto they were sent. If we ring down the curtain on the farce of state wide prohibition and endeavor to the best of our ability to adjust legislation to the conspicuous demands of the situation we will be true to our record, faithful to our pledges and helpful to the cause of temperance reform, If we fail in the presence of this responsibility we must face an indignant and deceived people who, though slow to auger, will not be plenteous in mercy, and the entire prohibition fabric will crumble about tae devoted heads of prohibitionists more gealoug than wise, IS THIS NBIGHBOEHOOD. Bode is talking of putting $2,600 int water, works. Humboldt Is looking for a branc lino of the Burlington railroad. Will Smith has quit the Graphic Webster City and will buy a paper his own. The railroad is to be extended from Armstrong to Estherville this sprin if reports aro correct. Eddie Clark opens up the egg seaso for 1894—or rather one of his entet prising hens does—with an eggmeasur ing 7x8i inches, according to th Livermore Gazette. Tho Sanborn Sun's railway edito says: "Conductor Tournuro is servin 15 days for carrying two cars from Algona to Mason City that should hav been set out at Algona." Burt Monitor: Mrs. Chas. Wilkins sister to G. V. Slade, has purchased lot between her brother's place an Thos. Hanna's and will build a nea residence this spring. Its cost will b in tho neighborhood of $1,200. A. B. F. Hildreth says of Charle City's first paper: "The'first issue o the Intelligencer newspaper was i July, 1856. The first impression o that number was sold at auction fo twenty dollars, and three editions o one thousand each were required t satisfy the demand." John Chapin, an old time Buffal Forks pioneer, is coming back. Th Humboldt Republican says: Johi Chapin offers his property near thi fair grounds for sale. He wishes tc return to his old home near Algona and for that reason will sell his proper ty very reasonable. Charlie Grimm of the Algona club the world's fair champion shot, i holding his own. In the Forrester' shooting tournament held at Daven port, in six events and fourteen extra participated in Grimm carried off th honors. Straight strings were killec or broken in four of the six shots. Blue Earth Post: O. B. Durdall o Algona, Iowa, proprietor of the Nev England clothing house at that place was in Blue Earth City Friday. The hard times have not affected " Ben' to any noticeable extent, as he is jus as happy as he was during the days he was piling up greenbacks in Blue Earth Citv. Forest City Summit: Congressman J. P. Dolliver spoke to an audience o 3,000 people at Ann Arbor, Michigan on Washington's birthday. Bro. Jon athan will get about all the votes cas in this district next fall and will be returned to congress by the larges majority ever received in the big Tenth. Just watch his smoke. Harry Wilson is nothing if not enterprising. The Emmetsburg Conserva live says: This office this week turnec out 10,000 labels for H. J. Wilson which will be used on cartridge boxes Mr. Wilson is building up a big busl ness in loading and furnishing shells for hunters and shooting matches, anc receives many orders from out of town He has superior facilities for this kind of work. The Emmetsburg Democrat says " The state oratorical contest is to be held at Algona May 4, and still Algona has not time to meet Emmetsburg pan way in a little contest of this kind The Emmetsburg orators ought to pre pare to go to Algona to beard the lion in his den." It is not the state meeting only but the local contest preparatory to it that takes the time of our speakers. John Wagner shot himself at Em- motaburg last week. Ho was about 0: years of ago, an honest, unassuming man, and finacially quite well off. Wagner came to Emmetsbui-g Saturday and since that time had been'under the influence of liquor. According to witnesses he made threats of taking hifa life and his wife came to town with the intention of getting her husband to go homo. About noon she wont to one ol tho saloons on Twelfth street, went in and inquired if ho (Mr. Wagner) was there. She was answered in the negative. On returning a second time she found him there and at once began to plead with him to go home. They left the saloon together and went down the street but had not gone very far when the old man stepped back, drew a revolver, placed it at his head, fired and he was dead in an instant. Attalnst Duncombe at Fort Dodge, Sioux City Washington correspondence: B. G. Pearson of Fort Dodge arrived here today. Mr, Pearson is a democratic politician of prominence, and is said to be on intimate terms with the president. He is naturally interested in the postoffice contest, and while not particularly desirous that either Breen or Doud shall be appointed, is anxious to see that Duncombe is left out in the cold. Mr, Pearson has not yet seen the postmaster general, as this was cabinet day, when the department inner doors are all closed to applicants for office and their friends or enemies. But be will call on Mr, Bissell tomorrow and will stir up the seething kettle of Fort Dodge politics. Don't Like tlie Senator's Game kaw. The Ruthven Free Press gets after our senator as follows: Senator Funk of this district has become very conspicuous of late on account of a fool bill which he has introduced and succeeded in having passed by our legislature making it a crime for any hunter to enter onto or cross a man's land without first gaining the consent of the owner of the land. The law, if enforced, would put a stop to hunting, as a very large part of the beet hunting § round inlowa is owned by non-resl- ents. The present law in regard to trespass gives %mpl§, orpteotion., to secured Clarke & THE nmm WILL CASE, It Is Now Being Tried ami is Closely Contested—What the Evidence Will Disclose. Father Eckert Fined for Selling Beer—G S. Mayne Has a Divorce—Fining Hog Thieves, Etc. , discussed Plumley wil Frida th The much case came on for hearing last morning and has proved one of most hotly contested that has latel been tried in Algona. Mr. Plumle was so well known and so many rumor were afloat about the distribution his property that every detail of evi dence has been listened to by a ful court room. A few years prior to hi death his wife secured a divorce and h began paying attentions to Mrs. Dicker son, a sister of the Nebergall boys When he was taken sick she helpei her brother take care of him at hi rooms in tho Galbraith building, am later he was taken to the Nebergal home, where she tended him till hi died. His will left one-third of hi property to Mrs. Dickerson, one-thin to his son, Charlie, and one-third t< two sisters living in Wisconsin. Hi daughter, Mrs. Rose Shadle, got nolh ing, and she brings this suit to se aside the will, alleging that he _ wa mentally incompetent to make a will a the time he did, and that he was un duly influenced by Mrs. Dickerson Geo. E. Clarke in his opening state ment laid out what his evidence wa expected to prove, that at the last Mr Plumley was weak mentally as well a physically, that he had been living i Illicit relations with Mrs. Dickerson that he was requested to go to hi daughter's when ho was taken sick, bu that the Nebergalls restrained him that Mrs. Dickerson remained con stantly with him to keep his relative away and to unduly influence his mind and that his relations with his daugh ter were such that he would not have left her out of his will if he had acted on his own impulse. Judge Cooke fo the defense denied nearly all that Mr Clarke asserted. He claimed that Mi Plumley was never sounder than wher he made his will, that he was engagec to be married to Mrs. Dickerson, and that the date was fixed and plans for i house adopted when he was taken sick that Mrs. Dickerson and her brother Hort. Nebergall, gave Mr. Plumle t every care, that no effort was made to influence him in making his will, tha none of them were present when hi: will was talked of or signed, that wha he gave Mrs. Dickerson was not more than she had fairly earned, and tha Mr. Plumley left Rose Shadle out be cause she went to the Sioux City en campment when he was expected to die any minute. The taking of the plaintiff's testimonj occupied the time "till Monday after noon, when the defense bega.n. Argu ments to the jury will probably begin this afternoon. BREEN VS. FULLER. A year ago C. Breen had his farm rented to Fuller. He went out to go his share of hay and Fuller turned tc and gave him a thrashing. He hat Fuller arrested and fined. This fall ho went for his share of tho corn but go none. He sued. 'Squire Raymond ap peared for him and E. V. Sweeting for Fuller. Eleven jurors were going to give Breen a verdict, but one voted foi Fuller and kept voting for him and the case will be tried again next term. G. S. MAYNE GETS A DIVORCE. The end of G. S. Mayne's sensationa matrimonial experiences was reachec in a divorce granted against his las 1 wife on the ground of desertion. Mr Mayne, after his divorce from his firs wife advertised for some time for a sue cessor, and eventually married the widow of a deceased resident of the county. Everything went harmoni ously until the question of paying for t tombstone for the first husband arose and on this they split and 'she left his bed and board and the county as well The law makes her leave-taking final and a new advertisement is now in order. FATHER ECKERT FINED. One of the indictments found by tho grand jury was against Father Eckert the Gorman Catholic priest of Wesley, who was charged with selling beer ai Ills residence, which is also the Catho- ,lc school house there. He came ovei at once and made no defense but pleadec uilty Monday morning and paid a fine f $300 and costs. A statement was made by some of tho leading citizens ol Wesley to the judge asking for as light a sentence as the law allows. Mayor Barrett and others also appeared be- 'ore the grand jury and requested them to quash the indictment after it had 3een decided on. This they of course declined to do. On account of a desire ;o not give the case any more notoriety ;han it deserves, and of Father Eckert's aledges that no further cause of offense will be given, THE UPPER DES MOINES makes no comment except to state that ;hose Catholics whom it has interviewed denounce any violator of law as vigorously as anybody does, and that father Eckert in no way represents 'atholic sentiment by his actions. Neither do those citizens who tried to fet an indictment smothered represent my considerable sentiment in this county, FINED FOB HOG STEALING. Louie Miller, who carted off a half dozen of bis neighbor's hogs and sold them to J. J. Wilson some months ago, ras allowed to plead guilty and was ined $100 and costs, which be paid. The reason for allowing a fine instead of sending him to the penitentiary was mowledge Judge Carr bad of the cir- lumstances and also statements made >y Mayor Boyle and others. It seems rliller has a neighbor who has been tersecuting him in various ways, cut- ing off his cow's tails, etc., and that thought it was this neighbor's hogs which be had found in his barnyard. Jnder the circumstances it seemed nough to assess a fine, end not shut Miller up in the state prison. AUGUST STUPEB INDICTED. An indictment for selling beer was ound against August Studer, the well —-— rssidejt of prairie township and Sullivan & McMahon to defend, It wilt go over till next term probably. NEW CITIZENS. Second papers have been taken out by the following: From Sweden, pie Peterson, Mons Isaacson, Peter Pol* son, Oskar Person, Martin Olson, Lars Rutstram; from Germany, Hartwig Clauson; from Austria, Frank Stibritz; from Ireland, Wm. Miller. ALL QUIET AT WESLEY, The School Election Hot Hotly Contested nnd E. ». Eddy Is Elected Hands Down—News Notes. WESLEY, March 13.—Spring time has come, and the farmers in this vicinity are busy seeding and claim that the ground was never in better condition to work than at present. Mrs. Hill of Britt is here visiting her son, Dr. J. E. Hill. L. T. Lillie of Britt has moved his stock of merchandise here and opened up business in the store room formerly occupied by J. P. Johnson. J. E. McMullen and wife went to Britt Monday evening to hear Blind Boone. There will be an entertainment given by the Sunday school scholars at the M. E. church Easter Sunday commencing at 7:30 p. m, A splendid pro- gramme has been arranged. Let everybody come out and have a pleasant time. E. E. Waite has moved to Ames, where he has recently purchased a farm. Mrs. Waite was too ill with inflammatory rheumatism to leave when the rest of the family went, but is better now and will be able to be moved this week. Ed. Dolen is building a new house in college addition, and also a barn. Quite a number of our Wesley people went to Britt Monday evening to hear Blind Boone. Our school election passed off quietly Monday with not the interest usually taken. There was not a full vote cast. Notwithstanding Mr. Budlong's positively refusing to run find telling his friends he would not servo if elected, he received a goodly number of votes, but Mr. Eddy received a majority of all votes cast and was elected. We notice that those parties that did not get their side walks finished up last fall are now getting them put down. This is a step in the right direction. The Oleson Bros, creamery will soon be in running order. The engine and other machinery is now being put in. Mrs. B. Haswell is on the sick list. PUGILISM AT LOTTS OKEEK. Someone Over There Affected with the rreynllliig Malady — Notes of the School Election. LOTTS CREEK, March 10.—The entertainment given at the Walker school house last night was a grand success. They must have practiced considerable. The dancing and marching were excellent. The farces and the. colored concert beat a circus side show. If this weather continues seeding will commence this week. All the fight is not knocked out of' this community yet. There are some still spoiling for a fuss. They seem to think it is manly to try to whip some boy or someone they are sure they can whip. They don't seem to hanker after anyone they are a little doubtful about. Mrs. B. B. Clarke is not well yet but has improved so as to be able to ride out considerably and do light work about the house. The school in district four closed yesterday. Miss Butler from near Whittomore was the teacher. J. B. Butler was elected sub-director. Mr. Moris was elected in No. 6, N. Crawford in No. 0, Byron Anderson in No. 7, and F. W. Mittag in No. ]. Mr. Crawford sowed his wheat last Thursday. Most of the farmers this way think it unsafe to sow oats yet. Foster's prophesies do not seem to affect this part of the country so far, and we hope he will make a mistake clear through. They had a social gathering at Mr. Ostrurn's Friday evening. We suppose they had a good time—they always do—but as we did not have an invitation wo cannot swear to it. Hurt Is Ahond of AJgonn. A number of our citizens, says the Monitor, have signed to organize a "horseman's club." The principal object and design of the organization is horseback riding for pleasure. Ladies are eligible and no doubt the young men of the club will be pleased to see a goodly number of them join. Horses are now much cheaper than bicycles, and it looks now as though horseback riding will have the pre- jedence this season. People must have amusement, and horseback riding, if you have a good horse, is a very enjoyable and healthy exercise, and one that may be greatly enjoyed by the gentler sex. At Algona since the Corbet-Mitchell fight, the prevailing sentiment among her athletes seems to 3e along the line of wrestling and boxing, and a number of them are loafing iround with splints on, and others are lobbling about on crutches. The Monitor is pleased to note that the Dleasureseekers of out door sport of this city have chosen horseback riding rather than some other form of amusement. We hope they may perfect .heir organization and that the ladies, will join them. Let the good work m f\n goon. Jack Graham's Movements. Register: J. G, Graham has followed up his disposal of his Armstrong and Buffalo Center interests by selling out ils farm implement house and stock ind his residence property here and us branch house at Ledyard, the deal . bI J? throu i he ^"dan Bros. Mr. A. Myers- Marshalltown and Mr. J. Welp are he purchasing parties. Mr. Graham ays he does not contemplate leaving Bancroft because he has sold out. New Settlers Coming. LuVerneNews: Four families, each ith a car of goods, arrived at the Northwestern depot last Saturday morning for the purpose of ere. They are Panes and Wiltpo. They

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