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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 26, 1898
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ME tJPPfift DJSS MOIK1BI ALGONA, IOWA, WJEBKJE8DAY, OCTOB1B 26, 1898, TEAR. trr moHAM <* WARREN. Tttrms to Subscribers. y, one year 11.60 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our rink. Rates of advertising sent on application. THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. STATE TICKET. Secretary of State OBOBOE L., DOBSON Treasurer of State JOHR HERRIOTT Auditor of State FBARK F. MERRIAM Attorney General MILTOR RBMLET Railway Commissioner, fall term .WELCOMB MOWBT Railway Commissioner, short term DAVID J. PALMER Judge of the Supreme Court. ...HORACE E. DEKMER Clerk of Supreme Court C. T. JOKES Reporter Supreme Court ...BEN. I. SALINGER CONORESSIONAI, TICKET. Coogressman, Tenth Dlst J. P. DOLIOTER JtTDICIAI. TICKET. Jndge of the Fourteenth District WlllttAM B. QtTAnTON Judge, to fill vacancy FBAKE H. HBLSEU. COUNTY TICKET. Auditor M. P. WEAVER Clerk of Courts J. B. CABR Recorder C. F. LATHROP County Attorney CHAS. A. COHENOUR Supervisor C. S. PENDLETON At Omaha. The Omaha exposition, or nominally the Trans-Mississippi exposition, will close its gates next Monday. Monday will be Omaha day and the city will indulge in a royal carnival. Every factory, packing house, and store will close, and the whole population will join in a farewell expression of gratification at the wonderful success of " the big show." For the exposition has been a success financially as well as artistically. Last Friday the total admissions had reached 2,279,529. The closing week will swell the number close to the three million mark, for the railways are carrying the people for almost nothing. This does not mean that the gate receipts have reached a million and a half dollars, for probably there have been 4,000 free admissions each day to exhibitors, etc., and on some special occasions the public has been admitted at a 25 cent rate, but it does mean that the gateage has paid all running expenses, some $2,000 a day, and a liberal surplus to reimburse the contributors to the original stock. -j- -*- -f- There is now in bank about $400,000 over and above all expenses. It is difficult to get at the real cost of- the exposition, but Omaha has probably put a half million or over into it. The contributors will get in any event 50 cents on the dollar back and probably much nearer dollar for dollar while in a business way Omaha has been wonderfully enriched in actual trade, and benefitted beyond computation in advertising. The accumulation of this surplus has not been brought about by skimping in running expenses. The management has pursued the opposite policy and enlarged its plans in proportion as its receipts became more assuring. The fat stock show was arranged late, and $40,000 in premiums were offered. •*••*-•*The history of the exposition is interesting. For some years there has been a Trans-Mississippi association that has met from place to place to discuss irrigation, the Texas shipping outlet, and free silver — principally the latter. At one meeting three years ago some one suggested an exposition, and a lot of Omaha boomers thought the idea was a good one. The substantial business men of the city paid no attention to it and but for Senator Allen it probably would have ended in "blue sky." But the senator was in a position of great influence at Washington, with a tie vote in the upper bouse, and when he proposed that the government put §200,000 into it he got the money. Then Omaha awoke to the opportunity, the business men got together and ousted the boomers, all but President Wattles, and took the management. The railways put in some $30,000 apiece and over $500,000 was subscribed in stock, Nebraska giving $100,000 and Douglas county $100,000. But even the subscribers lost faith, for after one or two assessments many refused to pay, and some prominent citizens of Omaha refused to pay even the first assessment, allowing themselves to be eued for their contributions. fair suggested that Americans have not had to wait for age of wealth in order to cultivate the) aesthetic. The Omaha exposition has clinched the matter. •t- + -t- The Indians are the most original and tnost interesting exhibit. Congress spent $40,000 extra in bringing them from their reservations. Old Geron- Imo, the Apache Gen. Miles could not capture, talks Spanish and passes his hat for nickles, for all Indians are now undignified beggars. When Gen. Miles came on the grounds a week ago, old Geronimo recognized him and gave him a cordial embrace. Geronimo is a dull eyed and treacherous savage, but a great general and fighter. Standing Bear of the Sioux is a fine looking man, but be is said to be half white. He has three sons who are teaching school. The younger Indians speak English readily. An Algonian not long ago accosted one of them with, " What tribe do you belong to?" The response was prompt and Yankee like: " What tribe do you belong to yourself?" -*- -*• -*• Iowa has been the mainstay of the exposition. Probably over half of the visitors have been from Iowa. The manager of the Schlitz brewery cafe says three-fourths of his trade has been from Iowa. The saloon men like to have a joke at our expense. " Welcome Iowa" was the sign on every saloon in the city Iowa day. •*••«-•*Iowa as an exhibitor is not noticeably conspicuous. The Iowa building on a cold day like last Thursday looks like "all out doors," and in it is a collection of amateur oil paintings that deserves the leather medal. The big book for visitors to register in is a curiosity. It was made by the Cedar Rapids Republican and weighs over 100 pounds. In the agricultural building the Iowa corner is very handsome, the handsomest there is in what is on the whole the most satisfactory display on the grounds. The feature of the exposition, as of the world's fair, has been its beauty, artistically considered, as a whole. It was commented on that Chicago, a sort of Porkopolis, should have outdone the world not in mechanical devices or material splendor so much as in art. How much more noticeable is it that Omaha, the city of packing bouses, smelters, land boomers, of the wild and wooly west, should outclo Chicago in what made Chicago famous. The Omaha show is not at all remarkable in the quantity pr quality r of its exhibits, a}r though, there are enough and excellent enough. But as a, beauty spot made amidst most unprepossessing surround' Jogs, a fairy scene sheltered, in the muddy bluffe that line the Missouri, it ranks with the artieWo achievements of all jtmsB and countries . A more beau- tl/wi «j«ae th^n the Jaggon at»igh|tw$6 , m$ witnessed py yisjtora $9 Qhjpago j» The exposition auditorium would be an excellent model for Des Moines. It seats 3,000 and everybody is within easy hearing distance of the stage. Here in stormy weather the bands have given their daily concerts. Three famous bands have been regularly employed, the Mexican band, the Marine band of Washington, and Innes' New York band. Innes is the world famous trombone player and his band is exceptional in that the trombone is the solo instrument in it. In his selection that he falls back on to capture the crowd six slide trombones take the lead together and then on the invariable encore Innes makes a seventh, and he easily outplays the other six combined. Sousa's band for some reason was not engaged, but local bands by the dozen have visited the exposition during the season. -j- •*- -j- In fair weather the band concerts have been given in the plaza. What is in reality an immense sounding board fronts the open, and is one of the ornaments to the grounds. To cap it is a monstrous head of President McKinley worked out in electric lights. The president's visit has been the great event of the exposition. His portrait still lines the streets. . The jam was uncomfortable, nearly 100,000 people going in at the gates when he was there. But few saw him and less heard him speak, and yet everybody was pleased to be in the neighborhood, because everybody has come to have a great esteem for the plain common sense and unassuming Americanism that have made William McKinley the man for the place and the hour. Senator Allison was on the train Friday going from Missouri Valley Junction to Dubuque. No man has grown into the regard of, the people as President McKinley has, he remarked. He has splendid common sense. He listens to everybody but he forms his own opinions and they are marked by sagacity and independence. Senator Allison says but few appreciate how trying the president's position has been during the war, and bow successfully he has met every difficulty. -s- -t- -H It is a matter of local interest that Clay Clement, who comes to Algona Friday, should have played to crowded houses in Omaha's leading theatre last week. He opened Thursday evening with "A Southern Gentleman," and standing room was sold. The comment of the Omaha papers on the play and the players is given in another column. Clement was pleased with Algona last year, and instructed bis manager to bill him here again if be was wanted. He comes to Algona from Sioux Falls and goes from here to Fairibault and then to St. Paul. He is recognized today everywhere as one of America's great actors, and if he visits the smaller places at all, it is merely because it pleases him. that in one year from the striking of the first stroke, they had completed their plans. But that is not the wonderful thing. What is truly marvelous is that such an exposition should even be dreamed of on the spot from which men still living drove the Indiana and from which Indians still living were driven. Thursday was Utah day and the veterans of Mormonism, the leaders who with Brigham Young crossed the plains In 1852, were present. Geo. Q. Cannon told of spending one summer in cutting grass for cattle where Omaha now stands, Lorenzo Snow described the four months'journey to Salt Lake that he had just made back in 36 hours, and Joseph Smith related his experience with a crop of corn on the land the exposition now occupies. While they Calked the wonderful picture of the great and rapid progress of the west formed itself, and the exposition was only a tiny object in the foreground thrown in to give perspective. What will the next 50 years witness on the banks of the Missouri? What kind of an exposition will the boys who stand today where the men who saw Omaha as bare as any Nebraska prairie stood, live to attend? NEWS AND COMMENT. Gen. Weaver and other democratic congressional candidates are devoting their whole time to what is known as the Walker bill, a bill reported in the last congress to retire the greenbacks and make other radical changes in the currency. The bill suited nobody, not even Mr. Walker himself. It stands no more show of being adopted as a republican measure than Bob Ingersoll does of becoming a Methodist bishop. The raid upon it is about as sensible as the late Spanish attacks on the dead men. On the whole, however, it serves a good purpose for it affords republicans an opportunity to repudiate this and like measures looking to radical currency tinkering. THE UPPER DES MOIXES has ample authority for stating that this administration will Indulge in no currency legislation further than taking such steps as may be necessary to make all our money legally equivalent to gold. Bailey wants THE UPPER DES MOINES to state to the best of its knowledge and belief whether the Indians as a race are on the gain numerically. How it may be elsewhere we cannot say, but in Kossuth and this part of Iowa we are satisfied that poor Lo has been losing ground during the past 40 years. The Emmetsburg Democrat's chief objection to Judge Helsell Is that he put up a job to be nominated when he was. Now Senator Funk takes the wind out of that by showing that Judge Helsell opposed a nomination at the Spirit Lake convention and that he was overruled by a vote of 53 to 12. Senator Funk points out that the Sioux Rapids Republican attacks Judge Helsell because he had Hoskins fined $800 for criminal libel, and that Louie Lange is on the war path because he was beaten in Judge Quarton's court in a libel case of §200 in which Judge Helsell prosecuted. It might also have added that the Algona Courier's grievance is personal, J. W. Hinchon has not spoken to Judge Quarton for nearly two years. Gov. Shaw has been invited to speak in New York with Chauncey M. Depew, but bis dates were all filled here in Iowa. Homer Miller is to move to Des Moines to accept a position in one of the city banks. Eagle Grove loses a prominent citizen. IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD. Mrs. John Devine, a pioneer in the south end of the county, is quite sick at Li vet-more. At the big Starks cattle sale at Liv- erraore the average price was $96 a head, one cow bringing $205. Armstrong Pilot: J. E. Stacy of Algona is in Armstrong today looking after some real estate interests here. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. H. F. Watson of Aleona, an old friend of Mrs. J. P. Grose, spent a day or two with the latter early in the week. The town lot sale at the new town of Chrystal Lake on the new line of road into Buffalo township was not a big success. Wait till the new town in Buffalo is'located and Kossuth has a sale. The Armstrong Journal suggests a good thing: The question of a farmer's institute for the eastern townships of Emmet county and the northwestern townships of Kossuth county is being discussed by some of our leading farmers. The Whittemore Champion tells one on our Algona aldermen: It is said that when the contract for electric lights in Algona was let one of the councilman understood that "arch" lights were to be furnished instead of "arc" lights. He supposed a wire covered with lights was to be strung rainbow fashion from Call's bridge over the city to the mill on the other side. ON TttE ItOAD AS A TRAMP, SHORT TOLD BY WALTEB WtOKOf & Experience of a Man Who Simply Played the Part to Gain Valuable Information. Readers of THE UPPER DES MOINES will be interested in the following paragraphs from Walter A. Wyckoff's description in the October Scribner's magazine of bis tramping trip through this part of Iowa. Those paragraphs are selected which give a few pictures of a farm he worked on north of Elmore, of his Fourth of July at Blue Earth City, of bis observations in Algona, and of some of his views of our farming community. His articles, "The Workers," are attracting great attention throughout the country: On the next day I reached Blue Earth City at noon, and spent a dime at a bakery for a midday meal, and then went bowling off toward the Iowa border at found thronged with holiday-seekers, the women in light dresses and bright ribbons, the men in sober black, add all of them in their movements giving the sense of heavily conscientious merrymaking in spite of the glorious sunshine and the air that throbbed with the joy of a ripe summer's day. When the horses were put up we fell in with the stream of people moving toward the main street, and there in the thick of the serious throng we stood on the curb watching a procession of local organizations file past, headed by a brass band from Winnebago, all gorgeous in new uniform and led by citizens on horseback as important and uncomfortable as the marshals in a St. Patrick's day parade. -*- •*• -*When it was over everyone was eager to start for the public green outside the town, where the afternoon's sports were to be held. It was not far and we walked out, but almost a continuous stream of carriages was passing us in a common movement, and when we reached the bridge just outside of town the stream had narrowed to an unbroken line of vehicles moving slowly in single file. At the center of the bridge which spans a narrow stream below the public green stood an interesting figure as we drew up. He was a tall, lean man of sixty, perhaps, but without a «»»»»»»«»»»»»»»»»»««*»»«»»»»»»«»»»«»»»»»»»»«*»»*»»» DOLUVER IN KOSSUTH COUNTY, ii Congressman Dolliver has been speaking quite generally <> throughout the district, and will reach Kossuth county on the ;; 5th of November, speaking at Whittemore at 2:30 in the af- ;; ternoon of that day. From there he goes to Wesley to speak •>- in the evening of the same day. Arrangements are being perfected for giving our brilliant ^ congressman a grand reception at both places. The mere announcement of Mr. Dolliver's coming is suf- <» ficient to insure him big crowds. Everybody knows him, and <' the people are assured of the best there is to be had wherever <' he speaks. 44»«»»«»«»*«««****+**»+»*»»+»««»*««»*«»«««»»«»»»»» Elmore, which place I counted upon reaching by nightfall. One dollar remained to me of my last store, and there is a marvellous fund of the feeling of independence in a dollar for one who is familiar with the sense of cowing, unmanning insecurity which comes of being penniless. Already I had stopped once in southern Minnesota, and so large a sum as a dollar would certainly see me well into Iowa, I was thinking, before I should be obliged to halt again to replenish my purse. It was this view of the case which made me not very hospitable to the offer of a farmer who presently called to me with an inquiry as to whether I would work for him. suggestion of old age in his lithe, sinewy frame; a Yankee by every gift of nature, with the sharply inquisitive faee of a ferret and shrewd blue eyes with a gleam of humor in them and a little tuft of whiskers on his chin. Every vehicle as it passed underwent an interesting scrutiny from him, and his whiskers worked comically up and down as he cordially greeted the occupants whom he knew. I was walking with Mr. Barton, and seeing us in the crowd on foot, he eagerly hailed Mr. Barton as a sympathetic old acquaintance "John,"he said, "I was just thinking as I stood here how I was to the Fourth of July celebration in these parts 30 years ago today, in '62. And my gracious, it's hard to realize tbe The incident was an eyery-day occur-1 change I Why, there weren't a team of horses in the hull county then, and everybody came on foot or else behind a yoke of oxen. But just look at that percession nowl There ain't a ox team in tbe hull outfit, and ther's some rigs here that's fine enough for the president to ride in." Another matter of local interest was the competition between the students p| the various agricultural colleges 9! the west in stock judging. Young Barclay of West Liberty, who acted, as stock judge at our county fair, w»s en* ierefl fpr toe agricultural college at fwyi ranked high, •*• * * ' , The new railway to Algona seems to unduly excite our esteemed contemporary at Britt, the News: Algona is to have another railroad — or thinks so — and is correspondingly jubilant. We would suggest that they locate the depot at least five miles from tbe city so as to be able to extort two dollars out of the traveler who wants to get a look at the sleepy old berg. The jehu only gets only 50 cents at the present time, and remember, he's got to live. It is also understood that J. W. Tennant Is going to put in heating apparatus in his hotel, and that the wearing pf buffalo overcoats in the dining room will be stopped, tor Sale. One thousand and twenty acres of wild land In Buffalo township, owned by <jtear#Jann9 fa. Tilpey, is new offered /createon lojog tttn* paym.eats, ior H, rence, and I felt at first only the usual embarrassment in my effort to evade the offer with some show of reason; but Mr. Barton, for it was he, asked me to at least give it a trial before deciding the matter, and, seeing in the suggestion an admirable opportunity for a short term of service, I replied that, if I concluded to stay at all, I could not consent to remain for longer than a week together, and must be held free to go at the end of the first week if I chose. -i- -7- -f- If there is one scene more than another which I shall always remember as eminently characteristic of the household, it surely is that of morning prayers. No pressure of work, even at the very height of the haying season, is allowed to interfere with this act of worship. Immediately after breakfast the family group themselves about the dining-room, drawing off a little from the table, and Mr. Barton, taking down an old Bible from the mantle-shelf seats himself in the rocker and. begin to read the morning lesson. The pas sages have been from the prophecy Ezekiel, and, stronger than any othe association with that book, will here after be for me the sturdy figure of Mr Barton in his working clothes, seated in a rocking-chair with his head bowei over a Bible as he reads, reverently the oft-recurrent phrase: "The word of the Lord came again unt me saying, Son of Man, ." The prayer that followed has been always a simple, earnest appeal fo help and guidance. It was as though our dependence on God and His righ to supreme devotion in every act of life was instinctively recognized, and tha the worship was a natural expression of love to the Father of us all, thus re newing our wills and bringing us into captivity unto the obedience of Christ and sending us forth to the duties o the day strong in the sense of the sa credness of work as service to the Lord and of His presence with us as the source of all life and hope and strength •f- -j- ~T- Monday was the Fourth of July, Harry and Al were early off again with buggies and best girls, and Mr. Barton invited me to join the family in celebrating the day in town. We hitched a team to a four-seated market wagon, and Mr. Barton's son and wife, who live on an adjoining farm, drove with us* to Blue Earth City, where we were to attend the festivities and go for dinner to the home of a married daughter of Mr. Barton, whose husband is a merchant there. All along the country roads converging to the county seat we saw lines of Tfl.l*mnt*D' lira erf\v*a'fl wt ti f vir» tr\ tVtn n*-t*v*«v*n*t farmers' wagons driving to the common oewtre. There was a great variety of equipage; some were very rude and plain, but others were exceedingly well appointed, and not a few of the low phaeton bwggy type rose to a degree of elegance. Many of tbe nearer dwellers were walking in, and as we approached our destination the footpaths were crowded, pWefly wjt>b yo«ne pjen and boys, and the to.wn itpelf, w^ep we entered it, we Tn leaving Mr. Barton's farm I found much the same external conditions as those with which I had grown familiar ever since I left Chicago. It was a rich agricultural region, and was inhabited throughout this section in curious, clearly defined communities. In one quarter was a German settlement, and in another a Norwegian, and aSwedish settlement in a third, while I heard of a French colony as a curiosity in another direction, and even an organization of Quakers. But there were native born Americans in plenty, and chiefly of New England antecedents, as I found in my chance acquaintance with farmers by the way, and from observations of such a charming town as Algona, in northern Iowa, where I spent several days. On every hand it was born in upon one, not merely from what appeared but from the invariable assurance of those who have lived long in the region, that among the foreign population no fact is more thoroughly established than that of its swift assimilation. So swift and sure a process is this said to be that the children born upon the soil, of immigrant parentage, seem to lose certain physical characteristics which would link them to an alien ancestry, and to take on others which approximate to recognized American types. Their children, in turn, are said to be natives of established character; but of them all none surpasses the first-comers, when once they are settled and grown familiar with our institutions, in a stanch, honest conservatism and in a loyal, patriotic devotion to their adopted country. -*--!--*My mind throngs with the pictures of splendid cultivation, of leagues on leagues of farms which were had for the taking or were purchased from the government at a dollar an acre, and where I saw countless comfortable homes and fields white to the harvest, with no demand so strong as the one for laborers, -*•+••*•' This is a rich region," said a handsome young farmer who had offered me * lift one blistering hot day in Iowa— " this is a rich region, and it is more ihan rich, it is reliable. We never <now a total failure of crops here- we can always make a living. This country for hundreds of miles around is a garden, and we live in the heart of it." And he was one of the discontented, I only regret that I have not space here or h}s interesting account of the tryan- Dyofpapital under whioh, from fais point of view, tbe farmers live and and the imperative need of mon- Jtary reform as a means of bringing about their emancipation, It was the thing which I had beard many times from many fanners at the jjfeet, only never presented with quite filial cogency before. Th^ epp^ije views had been represented to me and there was often a singular alternation of presentation within the course of a day or twb, and I had come to recognize & comical uniformity between condition and views. If I chanced upon a farmef who had no particular quarrel with the existing order of things, who was conservative and cautious and sceptical of the efficacy of change, I was quite sure to find that he was an admirable farmer thrifty and energetic and industrious' with a thorough knowledge of his business down to a frugal care of minor details. But if, on the other hand, I fell in with a farmer who was clamorous for radical economic change, on the ground that he and his class were being ruined by the injustice of existine economic conditions, I soon began to feel a suspicion, which all my observation deepened into a conviction, that the man of this type was fundamentally a poor farmer; bis buildings and fences were sure to be out of 'repair, and his stock showed signs of sufleringfor want of proper care, and the weeds grew thick in his corn, and his machines were left unhoused and suffered more from rust than ever they did from wear. •*• -*- -5- The real difficulties of the situation for many of the western farmers one could not fail to see. Apart from material misfortune and apart from sickness and ill-luck, there is the inexorableness of conditions which seem at times to hold them to a life of servitude with no escape from unprofitable drudgery, and from the carking care which burdens men who are hooelesslv in the clutch of debt. y I grew impatient at times with the tone of Philistine patronage and superiority adopted by the sturdier farmers. Theirs was the harder work no doubt and theirs the shrewder carefulness and the more provident handling of their instruments, but even hard-won success is sometimes so strangely blind to the obligations which iirise from the fact that subjective difficulties are as real and are often far more difficult of mastering than those which are objective. Often it appears at its worst as, with utter disregard of the duty of helpfulness, it chants its heartless creed in the of the fore-ordination which lightly dooms all the non- elect of high efficiency, to tbe deepdam- nation of beggarly dependence or of endless failure in the struggle of life. ELEOTEIO LIGHTS STILL DBA(J. The City Council Will Take Decisive Action If the Plant Is Not In by Nov. 10. Tbe city council has notified the bondsmen of Contractor Bigelow that if tbe electric light plant is not in by Nov. 10 the city will at once put it in and hold them liable. Bigelow is still apparently trying to work off the Clinton boilers, which lie on a freight car at the Northwestern depot, and which are not up to specifications by several hundred dollars. Messrs. Walsh and Cullen of Clinton have been in town the past week looking the matter up. The boilers were made in accordance with Bigelow's order, and the council find nofault with theClinton firm, which is one of the best in the state. Neither do the Clinton men blame the council. The new electric light building is enclosed. The roof was completed yesterday. It is very neat in appearance and Contractor Gross has done a good job for tbe city. The wiring of the poles isaboutdone. Mr. Metcalf, Bigelow's foreman, is an expert worker and a pleasant gentleman. The line work is entirely satisfactory. The engine is not yet here nor the boilers. The dynamo is at the depot. It ought not to take Bigelow long to get the plant in running order after he is fully satisfied that the city is going to get exactly what it pays for. Some Excellent Carving. Under the above heading tbe La Crosse Daily Express contains the following item: " Tho R. C. Kuhn Manufacturing company is getting out some finely carved work for the interior of the handsome new M. E. church at Algona, Iowa, now being built by the Gross Construction company of this city. The work is nearly all in birch, and some of the designs are made up of as omny as 50 pieces, all fitted together with extreme nicety. The church at Algona will not be finished until Christmas or New Years. When done it will be as fine as many metropolitan church edificies." This gives further indication of the correctness of the growing expectation that tbe finishing of the new church Will be in keeping with the portions already so satisfactorily constructed. It is also a pleasant reflection that such mention of Algona's enterprise in distant communities can only contribute to our already attractive inducements to desirable people in search of a location. The best and most united support of Algona is merited by the new church building. WILL THE OOUBIEB SEE IT? Judge Quarton la Again Affirmed by the Supreme Court. The following record appears in yesterday's Register: Louis Stoltenberg, appellant, vs. Continental Insurance company; Dickinson district, W. B. Quarton, judge. Action on insurance policy. Affirmed; opinion by Ladd. Judge Quarton has also been affirmed at the present term of court in the case of Richards vs. Parsons from Humboldt, and Griffin vs. Mead from Clay, three affirmed cases in ten days. THE MONTH'S David Starr Jordan, Undistinguished scientist and government commissioner to Alaska, opens the November Atlantic by giving the results of his official experience and scientific observation of the manv errors of our management iu Alaska, bv which the vast resources of that wonderful country-furs, food-fish, timber, mines; etc -have been and still are recklessly squanl dered, and wealth and property needlessly thrown away by the nation; aud he 'sounds a much-needed note of warning as to the the prospective colonies now ready to our hands should they be treated in the same wasteful, corrupt, and ruinousWion! I U _ J, IJJ..JII II.IJHI I|HI WW .,, JWJ? received, a new Jot pf ladies' ICk aViriAa /"t T /"* , — _ «. *?^** V W

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