The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 19, 1898 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 19, 1898
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TUB T3PPERSM3S M01NES: ALGONA,JDWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1898. WARREN. qo ..' One eopy si* months three months . any address at abov« «*»<*. Remit by draft, money order, of express or- BtetadTettiaHig sent on apgUcatloti. Civil Wa* In Illinois. The owners of the coal mines at Vlr* den, IlL, refused to pay the misers the schedule agreed upon, refused to arbitrate, and brought negroes from A\&- bama with an armed escort to take the places of men thus thrown out of em- .ployment at the beginning of winter. The Virden miners armed themselves and gave the imported laborers and the private detectives a reception that will make the event a memorable one in Illinois history. Gov. Tanner refused to send troops to aid the Imported laborers In teaching the mines, and after the riot sent troops to prevent a repetition of the attempt to land them. He declares that imported labor shall not be brought to Illinois. These in brief outline are the facts in another of the petty civil wars which the American people permit because they have not yet proved equal to the task of applying principles as old as the common law to new conditions. If a farmer and his hired hands disagree the community is not at a loss for means of getting them before the nearest justice and forcing a peaceable settlement. But as soon as the problem reaches the proportions of a big Courier asserts shows a deslfS on the part of tfMM UP^EB DEI Moists "to smirch M>. SulHvAn'S reputation." That Is absurd. Ib the first place the record Is one no reputable lawyer should be ashamed of. In the second place what THE UPPER DES MOINES has Said in praise of Mr. Sullivan has been republlshed in every democratic papdf ih this judicial district. THE UPPER DBS MOINES has steadily refused to pursue Mr. Sullivan as the Courier has Judge Quarton, and has refused to rake up his criminal defenses although he has been identified with as many and as serious criminal oases as in Algona. In the third place Mr. Sullivan has not endorsed and will not endorse the Courier's disreputable fight on Judge Quarton. Mr. Sullivan has repeatedly expressed his high appreciation of Judge Quarton as a lawyer and as a judge, and there is not a reader of the Courier who has ever gotten or who can now get Mr. Sullivan to say that Mr. Quarton has been either incompetent or disreputable in his practice or on the bench, and tricky shyster or of a safe adviser and reputable attorney. They know whether on the bench he has been a friend of thieves and swindlers, or an impartial administrator of justice. We are perfectly willing to trust to their votes to settle the matter, and we be Heve that the verdict Nov. 13 will be one that will put a check on campaigns of personal slander against reputable citizens of Kossuth in the future. President McKinley's Visit. The demonstrations which greeted President McKlnley throughout Iowa, at Omaha, at St. Louis, and at Chicago show what the people really think of him, of his administration of the war, of his grasp of the problems that have come from the war, and of the destiny of the American nation. No man ever fitted a great occasion with more dignity. The key note of his many speeches was this significant utterance at St. Louis: "While watting the settlements of war and meeting the problems that will follow, we must stand as one man, not in the spirit but united in a common effort for "THE WOMAN IN WHITER f Et.L8 OF HER TfilP TO OOLOBADO. Minnie MttM-ay of ftaehttii Waxes Eloquent Otret- What She Saw With the Editors. becom- corporation on one side and a thousand miners on another everybody sits by helplessly while like feudal barons in the middle ages each side arms and fights it out. Certain things, however, are ing clearer each year in the public mind. One is recognized by Gov. Tanner, and public sentiment will sustain him, namely that laborers have a vested interest in their labor. Here at Virden are men who have homes and families, who have made a life work of mining, who can not pull up and go from place to place, and who so long as they are sober and industrious have a right that must be recognized to pro- 'teotion in their work. The men and papers are getting fewer who assert that the mine owners are acting "in their strict legal right," when they shut their mines arbitrarily or. import convict labor to work them. They are no more within their "strict legal no one knows Judge Quarton as a lawyer any better than Mr. Sullivan does. Does the Courier think THE UPPER DES MOINES would be without material for a campaign of slander on Mr. Sullivan if it cared to He about a reputable and honorable citizen of Algona? Was not Mr. Sullivan C. L. Lund's regular attorney, and how do all the "blue sky" gang together compare with C. L. Lund? Did not Mr. Sullivan defend Mr. Lund's transactions in a suit at Emmetsburg, where the facts put all who knew them on suspicion of Lund's integrity? Was he not attorney for Lund in the Burgman case, which was pending when Lund died, in which one of Lund's bogus deals was set out in full in the petition of the plaintiff? Was it not on a hint from Mr. Sullivan that J. W. Hinchon got his money back after paying $1,000 to Lund for a bogus mortgage? And did not the Courier endorse Lund and urge of party, but united In a common esort lor that which will give to the nation its widest influence in its sphere of activity and usefulness to which the war has assigned it. Let nothing distract us. Let no discordant voice intrude to embarrass us in the solution of the mighty problems which involve such vast consequences to ourselves and our posterity. Let us remember that God bestows a supreme opportunity upon no nation which is not ready to respond to the call of supreme duty." Miss Minna F. Murray, the famous "Lady in White" of the Horace Boies presidential boom, writes a glowing description of Denver and of the national editorial meeting held there last month, for the readers of THE UPPER DES MOINES. She says: What can 1 say of that young bu marvelously progressive state of Col orado that will give you readers an ad equate knowledge of that remarkable country of plains and prairies, bills and valleys, towering mountain peaks an shadowy canons where solid walls o massive granite seem to have parted In stantly that an impulsive, rushing noisy mountain torrent might find changeless river bed between Its soli rt nature's bosom rather than in tenement rows amid the wings 6f air. Dener is a symphony in granite, with raceful, winding streets, tall, massive usiness blocks, numerous manufactur- ng enterprises, palacial homes and cozy ottages. From the dome of the new 3,000,000 state capitol, one views it as t stretches away like a beautiful pan- ramie picture. Its 155,000 people hur- y to and fro with ceaseless energy, each bent upon his individual pursuits, but all smiling, happy, genial, prosperous looking, and contented. Beyond and to the west of all, the foot bills lie ike crouching mastiffs at the feet of beauty, and further on the "rugged mountains pile high through the shuddering air, and bend their dark brows o'er the city to see what new wonderf «re there." 'And as Denver is a city 0 eyer increasing wonders, these watch towers of the plains look down upon a scene that Is ever changing but always as brilliant as a kodak view, as en chanting as a dream induced by the in fluence of some mysterious orienta drug. 4- -5- -t- Denverlsin the first flush of earl youth, and has all the freshness, am bition, exhuberance of a young gladla tor flushed with victory, conscious o his power, and fearless of all antagon Ists. Forty years ago on the site wher his election as a delegate to the Chicago national convention after it knew he had sold J. W. Hinchon worthless paper? Supposing THE UPPER DES MOINES were willing to distort facts as the Courier has about Judge Quarton in the Mat. Richardson horse trade case, and send out slanderous circulars all over this part of the state to smirch the character of a good citizen of Algona, simply because he is a democratic candiate for office, does the Courier think it could make nothing out of all this Lund business? And yet THE UPPER DES MOINES knows and is right" than they would be if they decided to burn their mines or make them headquarters for a horde of bandits. And this leads to the real gist of the matter. The , paramount interest in mines and all such public properties is neither with mine owners nor laborers, hut with the public. Think of the absurdity of the people of the United States, who are absolutely dependant upon the output of the coal mines, allowing themselves tobe frozen to death, while mine owners on one side and miners on the other quarrel and sit in quarrelsome idleness. Think of the absurdity of farmers of the west, who have aided the railways and supported them to secure the benefits ot quick transportation, being thrown into bankruptcy, while corporations on one side and employes on the other allow the grain to rot while they are quarreling over their "legal rights.'' Think of the absurdity of residents of a big city, who have granted fortune- making franchises to street car lines, electric light companies, or water works companies, allowing themselves to he seriously discommoded because the owners and employes get into dispute about wages. The public has the paramount interest in all public services. The ownership of mines and railways and city privileges is merely an easement, granted under conditions looking to this public interest, and to be continued under such new conditions from time to time as public welfare may demand, The public has an absolute right to have the coal mines kept in operation, and to this end it should absolutely and arbitrarily compel their operation by both owners and laborers upon terms which fair arbitration way fix upon appeal of either side. The Attack on Judge Qnarton, The Courier publishes this week a. letter from Geo. K Clarke, in which Mr. Sullivan's relations to the Krause- Jngallsbee" blue sky" case are given. Mr, Clarke substantiates the statement ,nade by THE UPPER DES MOINES last yreek, namely, that Mr. Sullivan appeared in court and bad his name en- tired as attorney for Ingallsbee, but ft»t the case wa? settled out of court. Mr, Clarke add* that the Settlement made by S. A. Thompson, but Mr, dpee »0t mentipn, wna* record sbpws, Ibat ,Mr, Sullivan paid tb§ *»fr »» « e willing at all times to say that Mr. Sullivan was as honorable and conscientious in acting for Mr. Lund as he was afterwards in acting for the swindled land owners who secured him to do what he could to protect their titles. M. F. Healey, Mr. Hinchon's nephew and one of the leading lawyers in this part of the state, puts the case in a nut shell. "Supposing Lund had lived," he said recently, and Tom and Sullivan and I had been retained by him to defend him, do you suppose J. W. would have put in a whole page of the Courier to prove that we were thieves?" The disreputable character of the Courier's campaign against Judge Quarton is well illustrated by its reference to his'part in the horse trade case between M. Richardson and an Idaho horse speculator. Here is the Courier's statement: Those swindlers induced an Idaho man to come here with two carloads of horses, they promising him ready sale for them. But the result was that they swindled him out of the whole lot. Of course it is but fair to presume that a big share of the steal found its way into Quarton's pocket in the way of a fee." What are the facts. The facts are that Judge Quarton took exactly the same part in this case that Mr. Sullivan did in the Ingallsbee note case. He advised Mr. Richardson as to his rights but never filed an answer in the case in court and neyer got one dollar either directly or indirectly out of it. And yet from these facts the Courier makes such a statement as the above " in the interests of morality" while the publication of the mere court record in the Ingallsbee case by THE UPPER DES MOINES is an attempt " to smirch Mr. Sullivan's character." The Courier has carried its guttersnipe campaign to the extent of sending out circulars by the thousand all over this part of the state. They may hurt Judge Quarton, but the expressions of the leading papers on them suggest that they probable will not, for in four years on the bench he has - district. Algona. NEWS AND COMMENT. Armstrong is in a fair way to find out that running newspapers as political organs is an exceedingly unprofitable experiment for editors and for a town. When Armstrong had one paper—which is all the town can well support—it had one of the best papers in Iowa. But the republicans wanted a mouthpiece and a second paper was started. This had an effect on the first paper, for, from being independent, it, too, became republican. Then the democrats awoke to the situation, and now the Germania Standard plant has been bought and moved over and a third paper is soon to appear. Every man connected with the three papers will lose money, Armstrong in the end will have poorer newspaper service than it began with, and the political situation will remain in statu quo, except that everybody will get riled up in a needless lot of contention. There is no greater folly than the apparent belief that political organs materially modify or control public opinion. The newspaper which gives the news, and with convictions of its own discusses the news in a. reasonable and fair manner, will do all the good in any coinmu nity that any newspaper can do, will succeed financially, and will benefit the town. On the other hand a town cannot suffer a worse misfortune than to have two or three contentious and wrangling political organs, which are generally ignorant in the same proportion that they are partisan and vin- One of the points visted recently by the National Editorial Association. dictive. In Hancock county the question was submitted at the primary election of quitting the primary system and returning to the caucus and convention. The republicans stood by the primary system by a vote of 762 to 284. Hancock has the straight primary system, which has numerous bad features, too. One of the leading free silver orators in Algona during the presidential campaign of 1896 was Edward Owings Towne of Chicago. Mr. Towne was convicted Wednesday of an attempt to swindle the stockholders in a building and loan association in the city, and sentenced to go to jail a year and pay a fine of 81,500. The Chicago papers discuss him editorially and say that his conviction is a good thing for the business of the city. Further local interest attaches to Towne because he is the author of "By Wits Outwitted," that was given by local talent. proving that be was in last Mr. legal]*bee '« legal' adviser and attorney la the become well known to the They cannot fail to hurt What other town in Iowa was ever advertised abroad so injuriously on such a flimsy pretext? What other paper in Ipwa ever slandered a citizen t>f its own town, who by hard work and without any special advantages in the race of life bad achieved as reputable a place in his profeqeipn as Judge Quarton,' merely to gratify a personal spite? T#E UPPBB DBS MDINES feels like apologizing to Its readers for devoting wuoh space to this matter have all known Judge again. It must be remembered that Iowa votes this fall on a constitutional amendment. The question is up whether we shall give each county, in the state a representative in the legislature. There can be no doubt of the justness of the change. The Sheldon Mail will try the semiweekly plan. It is seductive and the Mail is one of the papers that can make it win. The Mail is one of Iowa's best papers, and Frank T. Piper one of the most genial editors. NEWS NOTES. As they were firing the cannon at Boone in honor of McKinley a little boy ran in front of it and his head was blown off. He was the only son of a widow, A woman from Minneapolis, who is said to be one of the most noted mediums in the United States, is holding seances at Ida Grove, There is talk of arresting her for handling spirits without a license. On a Northwestern train going to Chicago with stock, says the Clinton Herald, were three farmers from Story county. On the way here they were not talking politics, but they said that a few years ago they bought farms in. Story county for less than 820 an acre, and one of them was telling of a farmer who had just borrowed $30 an acre at 6 per cent, on a quarter section of land he bad purchased. They all agreed that his land is worth $60 an acre and that he will pay out. They further say that farms can not be bought In Story county for less than $40 or $50 an acre, and that half the farmers had virtually paid for their farms during the past 20 years, and had 60 per pent, added by increase pf price, at the same time adding new and valuable buildings. There is nothing the matter with Iowa farmers. , wallsV No pen however gifted can do justice to Its scenic beauty; its boundless resources; its contageous enterprise; its fabulous wealth locked within its mountainous strongholds, waiting for the magic key of industry, turned by the hand of enterprising genius, to disclose it to the world; its people- noble, generous, cosmopolitan, grand, gathered there from every slate and nation, and combining within themselves the best qualities of nature's truest noblemen, and highest, purest womanhood. " Fulsome fluttery and exaggerated compliments," do I hear someone sayV Then • go yourself and see this country, mingle with these people, and your verdict will be but an echo of what I have said. This state is different from any east of it, and the people who migrate to it undergo a change to harmonize with their surroundings. They leave the east overcrowded with its enterprising men and women, dignified and stately with the accomplishments and accumulations of years; they go out from the middle states, where nature performed few miracles in making scenery, but where thousands upon thousands of fertile acres of well tilled soil lie in unbroken beauty before the eye of man; they seek this western state, where the air is as pure as the dew from heaven, as Invigorating us a draught of nectai from the gods; where the plains are broad, expansive, almost endless; where the mountains tower in majesty and inspire greatness, grandeur, stability by their massive walls, their sublime and ever-changing beauty; where the rushing, roaring, ceaseless mountain torrent thunders "Onward, onward, on ward," and the babbling brooks tha kiss the stern and unresponsive rooki of ages as they glide onward down thi mountain side, through canons, gorge and caves, murmur sweetly as they pass, "Labor, labor and perfect the work that nature has begun." There is nothing cramped or crowded about this country, nothing sultry or suffocating about the atmosphere. -t- -f- -*One of the most delightful pleasures is traveling in a Pullman or Wagner sleeper. It is an education in accommodating yourself to circumstances; practicing unselfishness, learning to acquire the habit of keeping si- ent after 11 o'clock at night (a restriction the gentlemen found It hard to endure). It is the finest school ever conceived to teach people the feats of a contortionist and the daring ventures of an aerial artist. After two weeks on a sleeper one becomes an immune to danger, difficulty and dirt, and is able to sleep on the edge of a towering precipice with perfect composure, dress in a shoe box and come out looking like a fashion plate, and endure the inconveniences of army life and feel that they are faring like a prince, •i- •+• •+• The two stops made by the editorial jpr go years just as it has and they w,e}l M it does whether by In* QPWge and bis way place ampjg trial lawyers. I to he \t_ ___ t_ _ a A — «.!.«. t* A MAVh ni%air Irnnur Opera House *pr W»9t There is aetrpng prpbablUty that A. Yfiunie will ip the near future erect an .opera bope *w .Wwt 8v& . The " '»al special before reaching Denver were at Lincoln, Neb., for dinner, where a trol- ly ride was enjoyed about the city, a reception by Gov, Holcomb, a visit to the home of Nebraska's illustrious son, and the nation's best loved hero, W, J. Bryan, and a sumptuous dinner at hotels Lincoln and Lyndon. Later the party stopped an hour at Hastings, Neb., for supper, and then sped on through the gloom of night to awaken on the following day at Denver. H- -j- •*Denver, that magic city of the plains, is as substantially built, as varying in Interest, as symmetrical In construction as the verdure plad, snow-capped mountains that "rear their heavy heads, high in the air in wild, fantastic form, 1 ' and stand like stately sentinels, guarding the beautiful city that nestles at their (eet. Those who nave an idea that Denver is built in the mountains are mistaken, The wise pioneers left mjlej and mllej pn either side to per- pjt payer's growth, and allow,the pf humanity t9 build their homes he city now stands, the burly buflalo ropped the short grass of the unmo- ested plains; the dusky Indian lived nd loved and built his humble home; he deer and elk and antelope roamed ar and wide in unrestricted freedom; he bear and wolf, the mountaln_lion ind the panther came out of the silent ave and drank at the crystal streams hat wound in and out of the voiceless /alleys; the prairie dog and rattle nake built little villages and lived in peace and harmony. The dark skinned warriors of the plains were as uncivil- zed and barbarous as the beasts they hot and killed and ate. All this was changed when the white man came with his knowledge of the world, his teen instinct of trade and barter, bis unsatisfied greedy longing after gold. Someone somewhere had struck a vein >f ore, had found a few glistening flakes }f yellow gold amor ? the sands on the :<iver banks, had picked up a nugget ;bat had laid perchance for ages, and the news of these rich finds gradually worked their way across a continent until they reached a telegraph station, and the news was flashed throughout the country and the world. Ere the sun set on another day a restless, eager, hopeful, motley throng turned their faces toward the setting sun in a feverish, passonate search for gold— that shining ore Before whose image bow the vulgar great, The vainly rich, the miserable proud, The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, Who with blind feelings reverence, the power *•;. That grinds them to the dust of misery.'" They came by thousands; they walked; they rode; they lived in tents and huts and dugouts; they slept upon the plains with their saddles for a pillow and the blue, star-studded sky their only covering; they searched and dug, and forced the mountain streams to yield their coveted treasures. Some struck It rich and out of the millions that they made have grown the wondrous development of today. From a tented camp Denver changed to a thriving village, became the center of attraction and the supply house for the vast mining community. It was the Mecca of the prosperous; the hope of those who sought employment; the field where brilliant enterprise sought mastery, and co-operative capital found investment. Fortunes were made and wrecked in beautifying this distinctly western city. It grew and thrived and prospered until today it is known throughout the world as a metropolis of surpassing grandeur; a city of scenic beauty; the home of a cosmopolitan people, thoroughly American, prosperous to a degree of affluence, with courtesy as boundless as their level plains, and culture and Intellectual attainments as lofty as their towering mountain peaks. -f- •*• -i- Denver has school houses, colleges and universities that are unsurpassed in the United States. In fact one of the strikingly impressive features of the entire state of Colorado is the numerous and splendidly equipped school houses. The first thing a plainsman, in a village 20 miles from nowhere, and a mountaineer 10,000 feet above sea level and divorced from all the world save by a winding mountain path, will "tell you is that, "We have excellent schools and several churches." Denver has manufacturing industries of which the effete east might well feel envious. The output of these enterprises in 1897 amounted to $40,000,000. The greatest smelting works in the wprld are located ing a coinage mint at a cost of fcSOO.OOO to add to the magnificence of the busi' ness portion of the city, which has numberless buildings built at a cost of from $100,000 to , $3,000,000. Eight trunk line railroads representing 26,OUU miles of road radiate from Denver. They stretch and gleam into distance; They creep the btoftd land o'er and o'er, Till they stretch their strong, delicate fingers In the palm of each ocean shore." -*--*-•*The mines near Denver and throughout Colorado are inexhaustable banks upon which the people can draw for ages without bankrupting nature. Its lotels are palaces where marble, onyx, )ronze and frescoed walls delight the eye and invite the tired to recline in uxury and rest. Its opera houses, dry. Toods, grocery and drug stores, its barber shops and buildings filled with treasures rare and costly, all have the stamp of elegance upon them. There is nothing old and shabby, worn and rickety upon the streets of Denver to offend the eye of the fastidious. The people and the business places all speak of prosperous times, and yet the people who live there say Denver has not yet recovered from the late financial crisis. Five hundred acres are comprised within the city park, which has only just begun to develope beneath the artistic touch of man, but which will one day rival the most famous park of the east or south. Other smaller but more finished pleasure resorts, like Elltch's. gardens and Manhattan beach, are points of Interest where a day can be delightfully spent. And those streets of Denver! .Only bicyclists can appreciate their superlative quality. They are as unbroken as though laid out with a spirit level, as.smooth as a summer sea unruffled by a breeze. And they are everywhere, and so are the bicyclists. A perfect bicycle path has already been built to a small town 12 miles distant, and it is to be extended until It Is 60 miles in length. Think of it, ye scorcher of lowal Sixty miles of uninterrupted bliss, with an irrigation ditch flowing along on one side of you,, and mountain, plain and city scenery on the other as enchanting as a dream of fairy land. -4- -J- -4- Surrounded by all this that would animate a corpse, is it any wonder that the editors of the National Editorial association found it almost Impossible to devote their time to the business of their convention? Interesting, instructive, educational as It was, scores of the members would each day ease their consciences with the thought that they would carefully read the printed reports, and then went forth to enjoy the hospitality of the people of Denver. And such hospitality! There were trolly rides, receptions, theatre parties,, club dinners, drives, Buffalo Bill's wild west show, "Shoot the Chutes" parties, garden parties, lunches In luxurious- homes and in Wolfe Londoner's spacious- cellar, and a banquet near its close that eclipsed them all. It was the largest ever held in Denver, 600 covers being laid. It took until 12 o'clock at night to dispose of the menu, and until early linorning to listen to the several toasts, the most remarkable of which was from an Ohio man on "Expansion." Thi* nightmare attacked the people between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, and continued for thirty-five long, agonizing- minutes, refusing to "contract" though the despairing guests gave every evidence of their displeasure except to resort to hisses. Notice is hereby served on the Ohio delegation that a riot will ensue if they permit an Ohio "Expansionist" to expand at the expense of the guests at the next editorial banquet to be held in Portland, Oregon, in 1899. here, and the mining machinery manufactured is shipped to every corner of the globe. The principal outputs of their manufacturing establishments are brewing, tanning, chemicals, clay goods, flouring, foods, leather, metal, paQking, paints, paper, sewing, smelting, soap, stone, textile wood, etc, Financially Denver Is based upon a solid fpundation' In 1898 her nine national banks, state banks and trust companies h ft d $26,aQO,oaO on deposit. J» this olty y niiefl states gevernsnen^ is erect' IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The next meeting of the Upper Des Moines Editorial association will be held at Eagle Grove the latter part of February. L. H. Mayne of Emmetsburg has been appointed a member of the committee on program. G. H. Light, our old-time landlord, owns a fancy Hambletonion team of trotters at Ruthven. He loaned them last week and the driver let them get away. They stopped in a barb wire fence and one had to be shot. A valuable buggy was also ruined. The Signal in reporting the meeting of Congregationalists at Garner s^y's: Rev, W. J, Suckow of Algona gave a < clear-cut sermon full of thought. He used to be one of our Garner boys, and now stands In the front rank of ministers in this part of the state. Old Fenton friends of J. L. Blunt will be interested in the following from the Ruthven Free Press: Mrs. J. L. Blunt and son, accompanied by Burton Blunt, took the Tuesday evening train for Chicago. J. L. Blunt, who is receiving medical treatment in Chicago, is reported to be mending slowly and hopes to return to this city in a couple of weeks, Fort Dodge Messenger: Chas. Bartlett, one of Fort Dodge's efficient plasterers, has taken the contract for all of the plastering of the new Algona Methodist church, under the Gross construction company. It will be a sand finish job, like that done in the new school house here. It is one of the finest church edifices in Iowa, and Mr. Bartlett is complimented highly by being chosen for this work. Spencer Herald: Attorney T. F. Ingham was at Peterson Friday and Monday of the past week engaged in the trial of a case in which Dr, Devjne of Sioux Rapids and Geo. Jeppe of Douglas township were the litigants. The defendant was a tenant on a farm belonging to plaintiff, and the latter having disposed of the farm sued to gain possession. Attorney Ingham appeared for defendant and won the case. Mr, and Mrs. J, H. Eastman, the latter formerly Miss Luella Wartman of Algona, have moved to Barnum, Web" ster county, where he has opened a bank. The Fort Dodge Messenger says: The institution will be a priyate bank with ample capital to aecommQ" date all worthy patronage. In addition to the regular business of the bank Mr. Eastman will be prepared to pay taxes, write insurance in leading companies, and perform notary work of all kinds. During the four years of Mr. Eastman's residence at Callender, during which time he was cashier of the F. D. Calkins bank, he has won the confidence of the people and established himself as a trusty business man. He has disposed of his business Interests at Callender, and with his wife will move to their new home in Barnuro in a few days.

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