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Algona, Iowa
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THE WPEK MS HOlftttS:. ALGOtf A, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH MlilillHHtK fiu*. Sir A WARREN. to Subscriber*. On* eopt, oii« year..... .................. $1.50 on««>py,8tt months..... ................ 76 One cow, thr*« months .......... . ........ 40 Bent to MIT *dd«*s lit fttota rfttes. R*ttU by draft, money otter, or express or. Rates of advertising sent on application. is the gttttest thing tfi tfte churn line that TWELVE PAGES. No Extra Session of Congress. The present congress is in its last •week, Saturday will be March 4. A few days ago there were many indications that the bill to reorganize the army could not pass, and President Mc- Klnley gave out that the new congress would be catted to extra session at once to do something, But fortunately the army bill was amended BO as to secure a majority, and the new congress will not meet until December. The country will have a whole summer in which to think over what has happened and to decide what to do. The Codfish Industry. One of the topics discussed by the Canadian and United States joint commission was a report sent by Consul Phil. Hanna from Porto Rico. Consul Hanna said: " I wish to call attention to the very large fish trade of Nova Scotia and some other British North American colonies with Porto Rico. Codfish is the principal food article imported into this group ot islands. Dealers in codfish in Nova Scotia tell me that Porto Rico is their best market for codfish. In many cases dealers of Nova Scotia come here every year and buy tho Porto Rico molasses, paying for It In cod fish. I see no reason why New England dealing in codfish should not supply this market in the future." Sir Wilfred Laurler said that the result of the late war was to change this situation. The United States allows no coastwise trade excepting in American vessels, and Porto Rico being now a part of our coast, the New England codfish has a monopoly. Here is another item of the industrial revival of 1899. NEWS AND OOMMENT. The republican state central committee meets in Des Moiues tomorrow to select a place and time for the coming state convention. Des Moines will undoubtedly be chosen, although Sioux City and Davenport are in the field. A vigorous kick is being made against an early convention in June, but It will undoubtedly come. Mason City has a postofflco contest that is interesting the state. Congressman Updegraft recommended J, A. Farroll, an old-time railway postal clerk on this line of road and well known in Algona. He is a popular and capable man, but has been vigorously opposed to Jas. E. Blythe in politics. President McKinley has recommended the appointment of Farrell, but Mr. Blythe has been in Washington and through Senator Gear is having confirmation withheld in tho senate, and the outcome is in doubt. The Blythe men say Updegrafl appointed Farrell out of spite, and considering other of Updegraff's actions since his defeat for a renominatlon, this is likely. But conceding it, how does that warrant the senate of the United States or any senator from Iowa in holding up a confirmation to gratify Mr. Blythe's spite? The whole affair puts federal appointments on such a low plane of personal spite and spoils that it again calls attention to the need of some system of selection that rewards and promotes merit. If the republican state convention is held in June the question of who is to represent Kossuth in the state senate and house will soon be up. According to the rules both are to bo selected at the convention that chooses delegates to the state con vention. There is talk of sending Hon. P. A. Smith from Greene county to the legislature for the third time, Carroll Herald: To ba truthful, John Henry Gear is not as old as he is represented by his friends the enemy in this senatorial campaign. He is 73 instead of 70. Geo. E. Roberts has predicted that Gen. Wheeler will be tho candidate for vice-president on the republican ticket next year. : f' ' ~~ .Carroll Herald:' "THE UPPER DES "MOINES says that John 0. Sherwin of Mason City will be a candidate for tho republican nomination for the supreme court. Well, now who is Sherwinf" Sherwin is a mighty good lawyer and judge, as good, to say the least, as some of the others named, He has been sitting iu the Hughes murder case the past week. Hie Pooahontas Record tells Of a Wash- Iftgtoti day reception ta which Miss Grace Gtlehrl»t wa* one of the hostessed. The ladies were dressed in the olden style. John Dows left Armstrong Saturday morning for Wail Lake, where he will figure oo a contract to build the bridges for the Northwestern railroad from Denison to Algona. Spencer News: Mr. and Mrs. Telller, cousins of Miss Anna Tuttle, spent Friday and Saturday with their Spencer relatives. Mr. T. fa county surveyor of Kossuth county, and was here to look after some professional work. Rev. Dr. B. I. Ives preached in the M. E. church at Emmetsbnrg Tuesday evening after leaving Algona. The Tribune says: Dr. Ives is from Auburn, N. Y., and ranks among the strong preachers of the Empire state. He is chaplain of the Auburn penitentiary, and among the convicts has accomplished a vast amount of good. Axel Totg, who used to be the champion corn husker of Lu Verne, Is in the Klondike. He writes to the Armstrong Pilot that he has built himself a cabin at a cost of $300, and Is working a claim of his own which is turning out $35 per pan. He .«ays he will stay by It until he makes a fortune if it is possible to do so. When ho wrote it was 80 below zero, but he bad not yet worn an overcoat. Emmetsburg Reporter: C. B. Hutchlns of Algona was a business visitor in Emmetsburg on last Saturday. » • » Mrs. Watson was tho guest of Mrs. J. P. Crose on Saturday. She was on her way homo from Bode, where she had been visiting a daughter. * * * Mrs. Htbbard returned from Algona on last Saturday afternoon, after spending a couple of weeks with relatives in that city. * » » Miss Lutie Wallace and Miss Margaret Bryce went to Algona on Saturday evening and spent Sunday at tho home of Miss Wallace. There was quite a bad wreck on the Milwaukee lino just east of tho packing house at Emmetsburg early Thursday morning. Tho Democrat says: Tho east bound freight was pulling out when it broke into three sections. A little farther, as tho engine and tho head cars were going up grade, tho second part of the train ran up against the head section, throwing three cars from the track and damaging several others. One car contained wheat, ono oats and ono corn. The wreck was complete. Tho cars were converted into kindling wood, aud the grain was very thoroughly mixed. Happily, no one was injured. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Dr. John Fiske in "Some Cranks and Their Crotchets" details at length in tho March Atlantic and most entertainingly some remarkable phases of what he denominates as insane, or more mildly as eccentric literature, the manifestations of which are as startling in their variety and number as they are entertaining in Dr. Fiske's descriptions. That an American woman has become vico-reine of India gives specinl interest to the opening article, "At tho Court of an Indian Prince," written aud illustrated by Mr. R. D. Mackenzie. But nothing in the March Century is better worth the careful consideration of American readers today than "British Experience in the Government of Colonies," by the Right Hon. Jas. Bryce, M. P. The frontispiece is a reproduction of "The Golden Galloon," by Ross Turner, engraved on wood and printed hi gold and gfoou. A very varied table of contentsis that of St. Nicholas for March. An engraving of Monsieur Ferrier's painting of Little Red Riding-Hood is the frontispiece; aud tho opening article is a story, "Iu the Toy Country," by Mrs. Burton Harrison, whoso name is usually associated with fiction of a much more sophisticated sort. "How We Helped Uncle Sam to Prepare for War," by Henry La Motto, U. S. N., is a spirited ac- catelj adjusted that dust invisible to th naked eye on one e>t the weight* materially depressed its end of the bean*. Hw»* weight* corroborated the indtrltteal test*, making the showing for average accuracy even better. The standard used by th commission is a troy ponnd weight procured by our minister, Albert Gallatin, at Lon don in 1837, for the use of our mints. Tht weight is produced annually from a che« guarded by two locks, the key to one being held by the director of the mint, the othe by the superintendent of the mint at Phlla delphla. The application of this standard proved the weight* in use at the mint to be absolutely correct. Thorough tests by th committee on assaying proved all the coin tested to be safely within the lines of lega tolerance as to fineness. It is difficult t understand how any material departure from the standards on the part of the mint could escape detection. The mint work i exceedingly interesting. Melting, refining adjusting alloy, rolling into strips, cutting milling, stamping, and counting are reduce* to scientific precision. The study of th methods of accounting from one department to another to Insure honest delivery and the care exercised to avoid waste can not fail to establish confidence in thi branch of the public service. , . . ., s a spre account of tho purchase of torpodo boats in Germany, Just last spring. before war was declared THE "SKY 80BAPEB" OPEBA HAT I went to see Will Carleton, Or at least I tried to see; But I could not very well, because Of the hat in front of me. The hat was large, the hat was tall, With feathers so gauzy and light; But when U came 'twixt Will and ine, He was simply " out of sight." And back and forth the lecture through Old that hat and my head seesaw, After the fashion by Mother Goose set, In little Margery Dau. And when, by chance, I got a glance, Just for a single minute. Of Will, that hat was sure to move, And then I wasn't " tnlt." And when I looked up, If I looked at all, I saw WUlShakespearewho Is upon the wall And he seemed to smile, and he seemed to sa It's just the same now as it was In my day.' For women were womeu Just the same then a now. Always ready and willing to fashion, to bow But the fashion, I hope, will very soon be To take off their hats and let everyone see. Their f eathers and " flxlns" are all well enough But at concerts and lectures they're not Jus tho stuff; For when a man's gone aud paid out his casl And can't see a thing, he'd just like to smas! That hat, and strong words he's oft' temptei to say, —If only they'd carry that hat far away. Oh woman, dear woman, If you only knew How much better you'd look from all point of view. From behind, from before, from this side from that, You would surely take ofl that confoundei hat. So please take It off, and let it hang down, Aud give us n chance to look at your crown For the good book, I think, in olden time sal A woman's crown of glory Is the hair of he head. But how can we tell or judge about that. So long as you wear that " sky scraper" hat O woman, dear woman, Just stop once an think Of us poor fellows who furnish the •' chink; And whenever you go to this or to that, Just think aud take oft your opera hat. And give a chance to us fellows who're iu th back row, To see how the performance is going to go; For we like to see, as you no doubt do, From the top of his head to the sole of hi shoe, The speaker or singer, whom we've paid fo you. In gesture, in action, I have many time rend, There often Is more thaniu what there Is said But how can we catch In groat or In small, If we only can hear, but can't see at all. Just one moment more, pray listen to me, Suppose we were von, suppose you wove we, Uow would you like It If you couldn't see! Oh woman, denr woman, wife, widow, orinaii If you'll only give heed to what I have said From boys in the pit to men in the parquet, We'll thank you, we'll bless you, forevi nud aye. oreve: C. B. HUTCHINS. COMPANY F MAT NOT GET IN. A Split Dutluir From tho Service In Chlcknmnuua Cuts Off the Bancroft ICnllBtitieut. It is entirely possible that Companj P may not succeed in reorganizing. A preliminary caucus was held at the court house Saturday evening to decide upon officers, and at the close flfteot who had joined from Bancroft with drew. As it had taken some work to get 45 members with the Bancroft men in, it remains to be seen what can be IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Emmetsburg retains its company iu the national guards. Spencer Herald : Heury Adams of Algona is spending a fow days with relatives And friends in this city. Hugh Smith has bought out his partner in the Ayersbire Chronicle and is going it Hugh gets out a good paper. The Spirit Lake Beacon says the Algona plmrch » is doubtless the finest in the state 4n any town near the size of Algona." Mr/ Arnold of Arnpld'e Park b^s been Indicted for maintaining a nuisance about i»is premises. The nuisance is a pig pen. Lejifler refers, to "J, J. SENATOE FUNK WEIGHS THE OOIN Senator Funk is home from his trip to Philadelphia, where he has been tosoo that tho United States mint is turning out coin of the proper weight aud fineness, Many of our readers will be interested in learning how the assay commission works and what it is for. The senator tells about it in a very interesting report of his trip in the Spirit Lake Beacon, He says: In accordance with national statute the assay commission, appointed by tho president, meets at the mint in Philadelphia on the second Wednesday in February of each year " to examine and test iu the presence of tho director of the mint, the fineness and weight of coins reserved by the several mints for this purpose." The process is full of interest, and doubtless helpful in maintaining the high standard of American coin recognized throughout tho civilized world. Before the commission is placed in sealed parcels samples of all tho eight gold and silver coins minted from each monthly delivery from tho several mints. Port of the commission is formed into an assay committee, composed chiefly of chemical exports, who take from each package a number of coins to bo melted for tests as to fineness. Tho other portion of tho corn- mission comprises tho weighing committee. From eaoh of tho parcels submitted coins of all denominations are withdrawn for the purpose of comparing with the standard weights the products of all the mints. First these various coins are tested singly, a record being made of each draft, This test is applied by scales so sensitive that a huir an inch in length will utterly destroy their equilibrium, the l»w tolerates a In applying this test deviation of one-half (be record straight, J, J. is ft resident Bert Stock of Algona is twere this week selling a pew patent churn. JJe pftn tftke fyeeh milk an<3 churn it and pt^tjfrJB'ft-pW two to tfereoffituutes, grain in the eagle and double eagle and cue' fourth grain in tho half and quarter 'eagles; in silver one and ono^balf grains in any single coin pf the lour deuomluutlons. In making and ^cording scores of drafts no shortage was 'beyond legal tolerance, while ebme of the coins wore overweight. One of the shortest among the double ougloa was te« n,ql»ts, wbiph expressed in com, ' done with them out. The history o the split in the company, as nearly as can bo learned, dates back to Chicka manga Park. The present stand was made for nud against Mark Peterson o: Bancroft for second lieutenant, the Bancroft men being for him and the Algona men against him. The Algona men offered to take Alcorn, Barge 01 Roy Johnson from Bancroft, but the issue was made on Peterson, so the Algona hoys elected E. C. Anderson of Bancroft, because of his services in helping the^siok to. get home. The Bancroft boys say that Peterson as sergeant was one of the most competent non-commissioned officers at Chiekamauga, the Algona boys say he was overbearing and otherwise disqualified. The Bancroft boys say the Algona members of the company want to sit down on the officers all along the line at Chioka- mauga. The Algona boys say the Bancroft boys have been advertising abroad that they would run the company eto., etc. The election of captain was substan tially unanimous. The Bancroft boys voted for Col. Cooke, but he explained that he had already accepted his commission as state inspector of small arms practice, and could not act. Dr. Morse was chosen, and will make an enthusiastic and competent officer. Bert Tut tie was elected first lieutenant also without friction. He has studied at Ames besides having acted with Company P, and his selection is a good one. THE UPPER DES MOINES hopes that enough enlistments can be secured to fill out the company and hold it here. Estherville has an enlistment of seventy and is waiting for a chance. The matter will be decided soon, and probably against us 4 , unless something is done quickly, _ Bound to Have Peace, EatherviUe Democrat: In order to keep on peaceable terms with his lazy wife, a man over near Algona has located his wind pump where it will rock tho cradle, run a sewing machine, mix broad, churn ana kick the dog. He started to fl* it so it would talk about the neighbors, but his wife rose to a menus 'that tbe 180 piece four mills light. It ie then necessary to majte mass weight by jfro,upjug Ufcs o{ personal privilege, and the old, gentleman had to sustain it. Will fi*t to the ?rout. ... trpng Journal: Algona ie give a bonus pf $5,600 fpr a large o| § town that will get to to SI00X HAMB FOB BUFFALO Reduced to English, Thai Is the Mean* tog of the Word "Tttonkft." Capt. Wtn. H. Inghdm Completes the Story of the Buffalo Chase of Pioneer Days. The first chase after buffalo by any o the settlers of Kossuth county, a stated before, had but little to do in bringing out a name for the town o Titonka, only as it led up to eecom hunt which was successful, and from which the stream now known as Buffal or Buffalo Fork took Its name, and from this it went to the township called But falo, and then to the town of Titonka— the Sioux name for buffalo. And now to continue the story as w had promised, on getting back to ou cabin from our first hunt without ou buffalo we decided to go out and try them again, and we at once went tc work to get our horses in the best pos sible condition for another chase Probably two weeks had passed when a party of three hunters drove up in front of our cabin with a team and wag on. They told us they came from Mar shall county and were out on a buffalc hunt, that they had been over on the west branch of the Des Moines rive; for a week without finding any, 01 even any fresh signs. Then on making inquiries as to their chances of fiudln) any near by, we advised them to go to tho Boono and Iowa rivers, where tho; would be likely to find them, and when they would have no difficulty in stil hunting them, as that section was oov ered by a heavy growth of grass and weeds. Before they went off, they tolc us they would go to the Boono rive and then follow it down on their wu;, home. Soon after they had left we de elded, after talking it over, that i would bo a good time for us to go ou the next day over the highest part o the range, as it was likely the hunter might stampede some buffalo from tho low lands of the southern part. If thi should happen they might lead off neai us, where we could have a fair obanoi of running them down. Putnnui, while he was not going ou on the hunt, took hold and helped u in getting ready for a two days' trip with as much or raoro zest than oithe: one of the party going, and saw us ofl tho next morning at an early hour We had only gone a short distauc when we were very much amused bj the close and careful watchfulness o the mare "Kate" I was riding. No moving object seemed to escape he notice, and it was very evident she did not intend getting near that grea monster in appearance that gave hoi such a fright on the first hunt. Pron all this I had good reason to fear that should not be able to get her near buffdtlo again. We traveled on without finding anj fresh trails, aud went to a high tract o laud lying east of Prairie crook and nearly south of Wesley, known to us as "Lookout Bluff." Prom hero, by using a field glass, we could cover a largo tract of the big bottom lying some 8( feet below us and extending in all di reotions but the north. We found deei and elk, but no buffalo were seen. We now went from here to Buffalo Grov without finding any trails in ado bj buffalo later than when we were ou some two weeks before. WQ camped over night at the grove, and then aftoi hunting over the country at the south east for a short distance without seeing any buffalo, we started across for tho upper waters of the Buffalo Pork, with the intention of following it down. Per haps when within three miles of the stream and not far from the east lino ol Kossuth county, our attention was called to a moving object at tho south, which later proved to bo n string of some 4( or 50 buffalo, slowly cantering along, one behind the other, and strung oui for nearly a quarter of a mile. Thej were seen by us, however, no soonei than by the inaro "Kate." As they were on their way north aud would pass some little distance in front of us, wo kept on our course. When within a half mile of where they would pass, we stopped and waited for them to oomo up nearly west from where we wore, then we trotted our horses until the buffalo saw us and began to bunch up for a stampede. As they wore now fai enough north so that we ran no risk ol turning them back to tho low lands at the south, wo started our horses on the run. Having fair footing we reached their trail about a quarter of a mile bo- hind them. We now found solid ground, which mado it quite easy for our horses to get near them. The mare, rather unexpectedly to me, by this time had fully redeemed lier lost reputation as to nerve, and now when we wore within somo throe or four rods of the buffalo and would have been at their sides within a fow minutes, we unfortunately struck u 3eaver dam on the Buffalo Pork, whero he buffalo jumped off from tho bank some six feet high into the water. The first ones going off went down out of sight and then the others followed, tumbling on top of them, until the narrow dam was well , filled with struggling buffalo. By this time our horses wore very much excited, to say nothing about their riders, and seemed determined to ump off from the bank and follow on after them. To avoid getting wet we vheeled them around and tried to get off; failing in this we began firing into the mass of buffalo as best we could, until some 17 shots had been made from our guns and revolvers while they were crossing over some four or five rods in width. The opposite shore was low and muddy, which made it slow work for he herd to get out on the bank. Wo did not expect to see all the buffalo oave the water after so many shots lad been fired and several so badly wounded, but they did. At this time me of the wpundefl buffalo turned, owt and left the herd and went off down tho tream, bounding along in a wild and urious manner. Our horses now went iff from the h&nk and ewa,m across the dam, where they found It bard work to each solid ground, When fully ou.t on he bank we stopped long enough to eload our guns, aud then took ou after he herd which, bad led ojf to the north nd east. We had onJy gone a,bout 80 pde when Seely lost hie spur, owing o the wetting of the strap in orpsBinjf through the water. This ended his part of the ohase, as " FHnka" had no intention of chasing buffalo without being well sparred. Covel and I went on, leating Seely to hunt for the lost spur When about one and a hall miles farther on, the cinch fastening on Qovel's saddle gave way and was lost In consequence of the soaking it got while crossing the dam, so that he too was obliged to quit the chase, and then went back to Seely and joined with him In looking for the lost spur. About the time Covel dropped out of the chase the buffalo turned and circled around to the Little Buffalo, then down tha stream to the Buffalo Fork, and so up on the north side, passing not far from Titonka. On their way they met the wounded buffalo that had turned out a* the crossing of the dam, which now joined with the herd and went off with them. Their course now led them back within a few rods of where they had crossed the dam, and when about a quarter of a mile beyond, one of the wounded turned out and went to somi tall grass at the side of the dam and stopped. After leaving Covel, I kept in the in nor part of the large circle the buffalo had made and only near enough to b< able to see that none of tho woundet ones dropped out without being noticed The day was very warm, which told on the buffalo as well as on our horses so that it did not take much running on the part of my horse to keep them in sight. After the wounded buffalo turned out, the herd went on between the boys and the dam, when Seely tool; a parting shot, wounding ono more About this time I had cut across and reached tho boys. Covel was not an ex perlenced gunner and we had novel seen him kill anything with his sinul guage breech loading rifle, so we tolt him to go down and kill the buffal while Seeley and I would try and find tho spur. When he got within some three 01 four rods, he got off from his pony am fired at the buffalo standing broadsid* with no effect that we could see. Afto he had made four shots without an^ signs of the buffalo being hit, I told Seely he had better go down and help Covol out or the buffalo might yet ge away. By the time Seoly got neai the buffalo Covel had managed to go In some eight shots in all, with thobuf falo still standing. When Seely's gut went off tho buffalo dropped, and then we were sure of one at least. By thii time the herd was some distance awa; with three wounded buffalo stragglinj along together somo ways behind. '. now started on after them, expecting to make a quick and easy capture o the entire lot. When I got withir some 60 rods of them my horse all a once broke down and appeared unabl to go any farther; at this I jumped ot and started on after them on foot, and when I had gained about half tho dls tanco on them I too became wel warmed up so that I was in nocondl tlon to shoot except at close'range, anc stopped for a moment to rest. Will an old fashioned muzzle loader I wa not in the best shape for defense in oasi they should turn on me, so that at thi thought of what might happen to mi when away from my horse if .1 should get their attention, it did not take m long to see that one buffalo was*all tha we needed, and more than we could possibly use, and so gave them up While watching them for a few min utes, 1 well remember how I longed fo a fresh horse, and if some person coulc hayo been there with ono for sale ho would undoubtedly have found a quid buyer at his own price. As it was, '. turned from tho last wild buffalo '. have ovor seen, and wont back to in; horse and then to tho boys. By this time thoy had almost finished dressing tho buffalo. While still a work we heard somo ono hallooing no faraway. On looking about wo sav our hunters from Marshall county on tho south side of tho dam, At flrs thoy tried to have us think wo had in truded upon their rights, an thoy hat boon following the herd up from tho south. After a playful showing of ro sistanoo to their claim, wo invitot them to como ovor and got a supply o meat. As thoy could not do so wltiiou swimming their horses, wo told then if thoy wanted to got some buffalo tt hurry up tho stream and cross over as soon as they could and then go on uj about two and a half miles, whoro thoy would find three wounded buffalo that'! had left only a short timo ago thn could be easily killed. Tho last we saw of them thoy were crowding thoh horses on at tholr boat, and so passed out of our sight. A report reached us a couple of weeks later that a party o hunters had captured throe buffalo a tho head waters of tho Boono, BO tha wo had good reasons for believing oui wounded buffalo wero all killed it shori time after I had loft them. Whilo packing tlio moat and hido 01 tho ponies, U bocmmo quite a quoatioi for Oovol, as woll as tho roat of us, how so many bullets ooultl have boon fired without leaving rnoro than two marks on tho buffalo, being tho first and last ahotB, Aftoi- getting all ready wo started down the alroam and OI'OBSIM ovor to the south eldo nearly north from Tltonhu, anil lliou wont on to tho llrst whlto ash grove below, whoro'we aaw a largo plloof chips and howlngi loft by a surveying party in nmlclm corner Btultoa tho your before, /. Boomed to bo tho right nluoo fprivtwnip ovor night, and it did not take m lonu to deoldo, aa wo wore vary anxious to tost our llrst, butVuln stouk, with mtlioi woll developed appall toe, and *IV]B<> to givo oiu' tlrocl lioi'BOB n ohnnao to roi T have Blnco loai-nod that Mr, 1). A. Hiigfffti'rt, thuu a hoy, was ono of i; party that mudo tho oornor sluices in 1864, and so helped propure tho fuel used tit our onmp. During tho night wo worn frequently disturbed by tho IIO!BO of tho beavers II'B -hoy would strike the wutgi' wllli tholi .n-oail tails, Only those who have ueard them really It now what a raoluit ttjey can keep up when u poi'iori IB wanting 1 to go to sloop, Tho next morning before loaviiiir uunp the stream was'namael Buffalo Fork, and then we wore off for our cabin woll pleased wllh the outcome of the hunt, Wo had taken our buffalo. on the plan laid flown at first, (l n a w «ro well satisfied without the leiwt desire io eyer attempt the capture of nuiothor. On getting biwlf to the onMn our buf. alo meat seemed to have lost its flavor of the nigh I before, Bnfl so fiu- I imve never found any ftfnw quite enuul to we routed on sticks he/ore flip flru fit oui- camp on Buffalo Pork, pKnS be German swing would explain'this: lungei- let die befrte kmiji," n the following year I sola "FliuUft" and the outfit from Oregon to Seely, who kept the pony until she died at the age of 28 years. He also took pood care of the spur I had worn in the chase. . From now on settlements soon made their appearance, scattered about over the prairies where once the great herds of buffalo and bands of elk had had full possession, and where they had for eo many years roamed at will. Among these early settlers was Mr. B. L. Lamoreaux, on the northeast quarter of 1, 97-27, who when backsetting somfi prairie sod found a spur, which gave rise to many conjectures as to who had worn it, and who had lost it. This soofc became known to Seely, who told me about it, and then it was arranged for him to go out and see if it was not the spur he had lost In the chase. Soon after this he went out to Mr. LatnO* reaux's, taking with him the spur he had kept for so many years, and found they were mates. Being made of braes and of rather peculiar form, they were easily identified. So the spur lost ill the ohase in 1855 was found by Mr. Lamoreaux in 1887, since which time they have been kept together, and are now in the possession of Mrs. A. L. Seely of Plum Creek township. The finding of this spur locates the place where the buffalo crossed the beaver dam, and also where the first and only buffalo was ever killed as far as we know by any of the settlers of this county. The story is now told of the ohase made so many years ago, and I hope others may in part at least take pleasure with me in going over the prairie of northern Iowa as nature made it and so lavishly stocked with wild animal life, and trust the little incidents that have been given will show how the name has boon kept in mind and finally brought out for the new and busy town of Tltonka, which has so suddenly sprung up as one of the centers of trade in the northern part of the state. W. H. INGHAM. PEBSONAL MOVEMENTS. Judge Cook is up for court. Grant Ramsay is home from a visit in Clinton, Waterloo and other eastern cities. Mrs. M. Bailey was called to Dakota City by a telegram that her father was not expected to livo. Mrs. J. P. Nicoulin and Miss Olive Salisbury gave a very pleasant card party yesterday afternoon. P. L. McComb is being visited by a brother from Michigan whom he has not seen before in 80 years. Thos. P. Ing-ham was over from Spencer for the pipe organ recital, and also to close up some legal matters. Miss Cora Lang has gone to Chicago to study millinery. She has a good position open when she is ready for it. Mrs. Rev. Southwell is visiting at Mrs. Henry Mason's. It is her first return to Algona since going to Esther- villo. Miss Alice Hepburn returned to Des Moiuos yesterday. Sho and her mother go to Tennessee Monday to be gone nil summer. J. H. Jones wont to Chicago last night for a couple of weeks' visit. He will spend some days also at Union Grove, Wis. S. Nicholson was in Algona Saturday on his way homo from Waverly. where ho had been at the bedside, of a very sick relative. A. L. Goddard wont to Port Atkinson Monday to get his sood corn ready for delivery. He is having demand for all ho can furnish. Miss Bertha Hancock went to Clear Lake Wednesday, to take part in a public program there. Miss Hancock has many calls as a reader, Chas. Larrabeo and a friend were in Algona ovor Sunday. Charles now spends his time at Armstrong and cares for the Lnrraboo farms from that point, C. C. Chubb went to Pierre, S. D., last week to look up the cattle market. While there ho intends to call on the legislature and see E, H. Warren and Wai. Plnkorton. Mrs. Marian Hod rick has gone to Wisconsin to visit her father and mother, Col. and Mrs. Spenoor. They do not expect to return to Algona until lato in the spring. Mrs, Wm. 1C. Ferguson was called to Dos Mollies last Thursday. Dr. Shore's jlttlo baby was vory sick. Many friends hereabouts will bo glad to loam that the young man Is now better. Roy. Kennedy was up from Webster City last week. Ho was kept from coming to tho now church dedication bv a marriage ho had to attend. He has a e°oc1 ohuroh and a flno support at Web- slot 1 ui ty, Roy. Win. Can- of Norwich, Conn., nn oldor brother of our county clerk lias boon visiting him. Rev. Carr came" woet for tho funeral of his other brother at Omaha, Ho is a Congregational minister of prominence in the east Danlol Rloo sold his cattle well in Chicago. While in tho city ho saw one of tho oldest buildings burn, the only one that osoanort the big fire iu 1870. Ho also hoard Burke Coohran of New on Washing * O. W, MoMm-ray is hack from his Oklahoma trip, no says the DunlaS nro doing well. Ho got caught in Iloiuo Swhoiti' t)h«,p Excursions. ,!i n!,- 0l<il ' VVOi ? tw " Hoe will sell home koi'H' excursion tickets oa Feb ulul 81 ' with No you. know how to wash? Well' hon you know how to dye, that is H you n« 0 Putnam FWeleJVef Just 'oil tho pods with the dye, y K & A. drug stare.

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