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THE! UPPEK BBS MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1890. TfflftTT-TOtjtttg tEAB. BY INOMAM * WAHRBN. farm* to Subscriber*. Oneeoity, one year.. One copy, tAx months (Secopy, three month*.... , Bent ito any address at above rates. Bettit by draft, ttoney order, or express or d< HtttMof advertising sent on application. Announcement*. FOR SHBRTST. I hereby announce myself a candidate for sheriff; a/bject to the decision o« «• "E»«can county convention. A. C. Wio.fnr. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of sheriff, gnbject to the action of the the republican connty convention^ Jenny, will in all probability be the ministers in charge of the Unitarian chorch of Des Moines next year. Miss Safrord resigned the pastorate of the Sioux City chorch last Sunday, and though a meeting was called and the church resolved to use eyery effort to induce her to withdraw it, appointing a committee of some of the best known people of Sioux City to persuade her to do so, it is understood she has made up her mind to enter a somewhat broader field and will goto Des Moines in Sep- teftber. ' III KBIOHBOBHOOD. Pass. Prom that point, with tbe aid of a strong field glass, we could see the ocean on three sides. We could look down from this point and see the road as it wound around the mountains six or seven miles back, and be almost able to jump down on it. All along the road dense tropical trees and plants of alt kinds grow in abundance. Oranges and bananas grow wild on every bill side, and the natives almost live on this wild fruit. All they ask is a few centoves to buy cigarettes and rum with and they are happy. So much for the natural scenery, but the artificial scenery is almost as grand. tOR SUPERINTENDENT. I am a candidate for connty superintendent of schools, rabject to the action of the republican county convention. F. H. SLAOL.E. Gardner Cowles For Representative. The nomination of Gardner Cowles for representative in Friday's convention meets with hearty approval wherever he is known. It brings to the front a young man who has been very successful in business, who has been exceptionally public spirited and enterprising aa a citizen, and who will take a position at DesMoines which will bring credit on himself and on the county. THE UPPER DES MOINES can add nothing to the commendation it gave him when his candidacy was first announced, and it desires to take riothing away. His nomination has been fairly won and we believe that it will be ratified at the polls by a rousing majority. STATE SUPERINTENDENT BARRETT has issued a circular giving some facts and figures about the central township school, selections from which appear in another column. The central school Is bound to come, and some townships in Kossutb ought to be giving it a trial. S. X. WAY and the Wesley delegates in Friday's convention made themselves popular with the republicans of the county by their cheerful acquiescence in the action of the convention. It is the merest courtesy to make a nomination unanimous after the will of the majority is known,.and it is the worst kind of politics to refuse to do it. Mr. Way made a good speech and was congratulated by everybody. THE Courier says that 20 per cent, of the Filipinos could not make so successful a fight against our troops. We do not see why. Captain Jack and a few hundred Modocs over in the lava beds kept our troops at a stand still much longer than than the contest in the Philippines has lasted. Old Geronimo and his Apaches were never subdued, although the troops did everything in their power. If our Indians with their poor equipments could fight so successfully in the heart of our own country, where the troops were acquainted with all the conditions what wonder is it that several thousand well armed Filipinos can do as well in a country our troops are ignorant of and in a climate they can barely endure. The Courier's argument Is no answer to the direct statement of Prof. Worcester that 80 per cent, of the people are friendly to the United States. The Courier shows its lack of fairness when it refuses to publish the authorized statement of a commissioner of the United States who has spent weeks in a special study of actual conditions, while it is at the same time filling its columns with the guesses and malicious stories of the enemies of tbe administration. GEO. W. LISTER won the senatorial nomination in the " Big Four" contest. He came from the little county of Osceola, but his delegates wore badges that road "Lister for senator, justice for Osceola,"and they were stayers. He will be one of the best men in the next senate. LAFE YOUNG gives a most interesting account of his trip to attend the reunion of the Rough Riders at Las Vegas, New Mexico. He gave one of the addresses of the reunion, and it has been commented on by the press all over the country, Lafe says Roosevelt Is as big as his reputation and that he will succeed McKlnley in 1904. ROOSEVELT said in one of his speeches las), week: You can best pay homage to the memory of Lincoln and Grant by upholding the hands of President McKinley. Show by your deeds in the present that you feel more than a lip-loyalty to the mighty past. Just so long as there stands a foe with arms in hand no treating for peace. As spon as the arms are laid down deal with •»them in all honor and equity, showing "'special consideration for the weak. •When face to face with an armed foe ••ive-muet know no cleavage of parties. -When you get down to the water line the ^resident stands for all men and no rtfe. .+ J. DYE of Swea City desires THE pppjgff'SBS MOINES to call special at- -tention to James D. Giffen of Marion with the supreme judge- Ip. J ^^*M,a ri on Pilot speftks in ""•"'"" | judge Giffen. B? City Unitarian church, Miss A negro named Fred Claybourne is being provided for by the pubic authorities at Sioux City. He may be our old " Pope" Claybourne., Editor Miller of the Livermore Gazette reports a cat, at B. J. Starks'. raising two Umber squirrels. He says the kittens of the family are not in it when it comes to climbing trees. Miss Josephine Winkel of Livermore had a runaway through town with a saddle horse she was on. The horse made for the barn door and she escaped injury by jumping off, taking pretty big chances. Oil Inspector Meyers of Mason City gives Germanfa a complimentary notice in the Mason City Republican: but says that he noticed two places had "the appearance of saloons." What symptoms in particular did Bro. Meyers discover? The first day of the race meeting of the Northwestern Iowa Jockey club occurred at Britt with a fair attendance. The races were as good as could be expected on account of the heavy track, the News says. The long waits between the events proved tiresome. There will be a campmeetlng for the Algona district of the Free Methodist church at Spencer from July 6 to 12. On the 14th the same ministers who will conduct the Spencer meeting will open a tent meeting in Ridley's grove in Estherville, the Vindicator says. "The Woman in White," Minnie Murray, married her Cripple Creek miner, and sold her half of the Nashua Reporter, and Edith Gorman sold the other half to a republican, and she married her worser or better half, Burrellsays: Cupid beats 16 to 1 or any other old thing.' Ruthven Appeal: On Wednesday, June 21, Mr. Walter H. Light, formerly of this city, and Miss Myrtle Walton of Key West, Florida, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. Light is a son of Mr. ind Mrs. G. H. Light of this city and has many friends here who extend hearty congregations. Another change has been made in newspaper interests in Armstrong. J. A. Regan has sold the Journal to K. Faltinson, who has been editing the Pilot. Mr. Faltinson has also purchased the Pilot of the Democratic Printing Co. He will suspend the publication of the last named paper and publish the Journal as an independent local newspaper. Bro. Regan does not state what his Intentions for the future are. The Emmetsburg Tribune says: Emmetsburg was the choice of Col. Humphres for the camp, but it seems the adjutant-general, Byers, who controlled the matter of selection, decided in favor of Clear Lake on account of a large donation. The electric tramway from Mason City to Clear Lake cut a large figure, as that company could well afford to give $.500 to get the camp at the Clear Lake end of its line. Money makes the mare go galloping. NEWS NOTES. Des Moines is making preparations to experiment with crude oil as a means of road improvement. The oil is furnished by the United States department of agriculture, and the board of public works of Des Moines Is to sprinkle it over some of the country roads which lead to the Hawkeye capital. It is claimed by the advocates of oil as a good roads agent that crude petroleum, sprinkled over a roadway prevents the destruction of roads by water, as it makes the soil waterproof, as H were. It also is claimed that an oil soaked road is dust less, because tbe oil keeps the road in a "moist" condition. Maj. Meigs of Keokuk, a civil engineer in the employ of the government, has made a study of the good roads subject, and has tested the effect of crude oil on country roads. He seems to be of the opinion that a lubricated road is a good thing, for he Is an advocate of of the greased highway. Maj. Meigs estimates that a 12 foot roadway can be improved at a price of $1.10 a barrel at a cost not to exceed $141.50 a mile, putting down .the labor at standard rates. One barrel of oil Is said to be enough to improve 60 feet of road, 12 feet wide. Railroads today use oil to lay the dust on their roHdbeds, and it seems to do that work with marked success. It is said county roads in the vicinity of oil beds, or where there is a leakage of oil, are firm, smooth and dnstless. PHIL. 0. HANNA IS POPULAR. and three months than to have a chair leg driven through our liver. We have always been a little timid and ticklish in spots anyway, and when we think of having a rolling pin punched through our pancreas, or a box car shoved into our watch pocket it makes a cyclone cave look like a fairy castle, and we'd rather roost behind an old kraut barrel with a cobweb as big as a dish pan hanging on our nose, than see the pendulous Bickadoodle of a cyclone floping around our devoted head. We never had to climb a tree to pick the children or the hired girl, and we have never had any hen feathers driven through the top of our rosewood piano, but we have hustled the wholecaboodle Into a cave two or three times, and the reason we went in last was because tbe rest could outrun us. The cyclone that will give us a premonitory roar enough to put us on to tbe combination, can have all of our clothes except what will stick to us while we tilde into a cave. The fact that "each cyclone takes up less space than a township" will not enter into the case. We shall let the other fellow theorize, and If he wants to work any problems in Euclid he can have our pencil, but we are going to slide behind that kraut barrel and don't you forget ft. day or night, summer or winter. Sky blue cyclones with green tails and manes are never going 1 to be fashionable in our set and so long as wecnn roll down stairs Into the cave we are going to roll. CENTRAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. How the Plan Works Where It Has Been Given a Fair Trial. Result of the Experiment at Buffalo Center—State Snpt. Barrett in Favor of the Method. DOLLIVER ON THE ISSUES. POLITICAL NOTES. Nevada Representative: The confidence is well grounded that when Dolliver's friends shall have become fully advised of the situation they will be cordially for Cummins. Cummins' prospect was never so good as it is now. Webster City Freeman: The republicans of Kossuth county have nominated Gardner Cowles for representative. This is a splendid nomination, and one that will bring strength and influence to the county in the general assembly. Senator Punk: The nomination of Gardner Cowles of Algona for the house is assured. Mr. Cowles is a man of excellent ability and irreproachable character. He is sure to be elected and will not fall to win recognition early in his legislative experience as an important factor in state affairs. LuVerne News: Austin Wiley is a candidate for the nomination of sheriff and has his announcement in this issue. Austin is well known in this part of Kossuth county, as he has resided here a number of years and will un- doutedly receive the support of this end of the county. He has the qualifications to make a good officer. P, W. Bioknell in the Marshalltown Times-Republican: A most fortunate nomination was made in Kossuth. Gardner Cowles will be an ideal member of the legislature. He will do Kossuth county more good than some of her previous representatives have done. The county will make a strong effort to get a state normal school established in Algona. Bouutllul 1'oi-to JUco. Guy Hanna of Lu Verne is stationed in Porto Rico. In a recent letter homo he tells of the scenery: To begin with, Porto Rico is the lovliest spot on earth. I have been a thousand miles down the Mississippi, I have viewed the glories of Tennessee and Georgia from the fa' raous Lookout Point, I have traveled along the great lakes and have been down the west shore of the Hudson almost its entire length, I have been down New York harbor and seen the statue of liberty, I have crossed the Brooklyn bridge on foot and on the elevated railroad, and I have been on the Atlantic when tbe sea was like an immense window pane and have watched the sun set and the moon rise at the same time, and of all these grand sights I have seen nothing more inspiring or beautiful than Is Porto Rico. I have been around it by boat and driven across it with four lines in my hands. I wish I had a thousand pictures to eend you of the scenery along the state road from. Ponce to San Jua,n. It is one grand spe«e worthy of an artist. You best view frp,m Ahineta Cnpt. King (8 Home From Porto Rico —Phil, la Popular In the Island. Capt. King from Fort Dodge is home from Porto Rico and has talked with the Fort Dodge Messenger. "It may be news to the people,"said Capt. King, " to learn that our representative from Iowa in the state department, Hon. PhillipC. Hanna, consul at San Juan,is being sought after by the business men prominent future citizens of the island for governor. Although this ib not the ambition of Mr. Hanna, yet his acquaintance and long familiarly gained by his long experience as consul fits him admirably for the position." In answer to a question as to Mr. Hanna's record there Capt. King replied "that there was probably no man connected with the foreign service who has conducted himself better than Mr. Hanna. While it has been the habit of some officials to gain public notoriety by giving away state secrets Consul Hanna has resisted many large offers and has indignantly declined any propositions looking toward the obtaining of state secrets through him." Did Mr. Hanna have any trying experiences during the war? "Yes he did. It has been learned since the war from an officer of the Spanish army who has returned from Spain to Porto Rico and who was in command at San Cristobal, of a plot to arrest him and confine him in the prison. While ho was never arrested, it was probably due to his own vigilance and the careful manner in which he conducted himself. But prior to the order of the state department to go to St. Thomas there was evidence of the danger of his being molested by mobs and the radical element of the Spanish people there, but notwithstanding this, he and his nervy little wife went out to the Plaza in the evenings, listened to the band playing and showed signs of perfect composure to the mob that was waiting for the first indication of timidity or weakness." How is Hanna regarded now in Porto Rico?" "He is particularly the poor man's friend. The manner in which he cares for stranded Americans and sailors that happen to be cast upon his beach is a matter of great credit to him. The people there have great admiration for him. While other consuls in Cuba and elsewhere, during the war were doing considerable talking, Mr. Hanna was quietly collecting information and transmitting it to the state department by means of a private telegraphic code. The information furnished by him contributed largely to the success of Gen. Miles and others. Inasmuch as Mr, Hanna is from this diotrict and a son of Iowa, it would be another star in the diadem of the state to see him first civil governor of the island of Porto Rico." Interviewed In Nashville, Teun.—He Talks on Trusts, the War, Ktc. Congressman Dolliver delivered an address before Vanderbilt university at Nashville. Tenn., last week. He called on Gov. McMlllen and was shown over the city by Congressman Carmack. In an interview in the papers there he expressed some opinions on political matters that are of interest here: What about the Philippine question?" "I was one of those who were very anxious to keep clear of Cuban intervention largely on account of the enormous increase of responsibility made necessary by a successful war with Spain. Looking back at the history of the matter, I am not able to see that war could have been avoided or even postponed, and I now see no way in which the government can avoid the responsibility incident to the destruction of the existing government in the Spanish colonies. "While the situation has made necessary many sacrifices, I feel confident that the government will be supported by the people in the maintenance of our sovereignty in the Philippine islands, and I have no doubt that an administration will be set up there consistent with order and liberty. It is evident at any rate that civilization has more to expect from an American administration in the Spanish colonies than it has from a dictatorship of a self-appointed leader of half-civilized tribes." " What important legislation do you look for at the coming session of congress?" "Conservative reformation of the currency system, involving among other things the legal establishment of the gold standard, which has existed in this country for many years; and the relief of the treasury against the embarrassment arising out of the repeated redemption of the outstanding treasury notes, with probably new provisions of law looking toward the popularization of the national banking system." "What about the trusts?" "There will undoubtedly be a very lively agitation in both parties against State Superintendent Barrett, who advocated consolidating county schools in bis address before the teachers in Algona, has prepared a circular which contains the report of a committee appointed by the state association, also some statistics of experiments already tried. The most interesting of them, locally, is that of Buffalo Center where Prof. A. A. Sifert is in charge. A second experiment is also under way at Forest City. All teachers and school directors are interested in this new plan for Iowa, which is already in successful operation in many states, and Supt. Barrett's report will be of great value. WHAT BUFFALO CENTER HAS DONE. Number of children conveyed to school. Answer. Forty nine. Average distance children are con- veved. Answer. From one and one- half to five and one-half miles. Number of teams used. Answer. Four. Cost of team and driver per month. Answer. Twenty-five dollars. Number of schools closed by reason of transportation of children. Answer. Four now and six next year. Length of time in months that children have been conveyed. Three years of nine months each. Estimated amount saved per month. Answer. Eighteen dollars per school or $54 per month or $486 per school year. Is the plan generally satisfactory ( Answer. Yes. REMARKS—The plan is entirely satisfactory, especially to those farmers who have tried it. I have paid careful attention to the financial part and I believe that my figures are correct. Besides the above, the township has saved the cost of erecting three school houses. Our 'bus men are engaged on contract bids. The routes are carefully planned and let to the lowest responsible bidders. They furnish their own means of conveyance and good wraps. The 'bdses are closed and carpeted, thus affording the best of protection for children in case of bad weather. Contractors' give bonds to go to every house where children of school age live. The drivers are under contract to "have control of the children on the road to and froraschool. They also sign a contract to neither swear nor allow swearing, use tobacco nor to permit any bad conduct, and in no case are they allowed to drive faster than a trot, • Last winter when the thermometer registered 40 degrees below zero and our country teachers could not make their schools, losing from two to three days each, our 'buses lost only one day each, TO THE TEACHERS OF IOWA. Following are a few paragraphs from support of the educators of the state and nation. It has successfully endured, notably in Maine, New York, Massachusetts and Ohio, the only absolute test of merit—the test of experience, M BEOALL'S EABLY HISTORY. A Faded nocumeiit Concerning the Imaginary Town of Cresco. Frank Mason of Palmer, Mass., spent Sunday in Algona on a mission that will interest all the pioneers, and that recalls one of the curious chapters of early history. He brought with him two "certificates issued by H. Kellogg in 1856 entitling his aunt to draw two town lots in the then promising town of Cresco. These faded certificates, curiously printed, have been preserved in the family over 40 years, and as Mr. Mason was coming west this spring on business he decided to come around by Kossuth county and find out what kind of a city Cresco had grown to be, and what kind of lots his certificates called for. He spent a couple of days pleasantly in Algona, but did not^vlsit^the place the report of the Iowa teachers' com- Al. Adams Congratulates, Speaking of Thos. Sherman's marriage the Humboldt Independent says: "There Is no man alive to^whom the best wishes of the editor of this paper go out with more fervency than they reach for the very highest ideals of happiness that can come to man in this life. We congratulate our friends the Lantrys and the Shermans on this most happy alliance of their families. They know each other." Speaking of Charley Smith it says: "We are not acquainted with the groom, but the fact that the bride chose him from all others is proof that he is worthy and we have no hesitation in guaranting the future happiness of these two as well as the two first. Cyclone Caves, Bailey: Bro. Jaqua of the Humboldt Republican speaking of cyclone caves and the probability of getting hurt in a cyclone, says " that a cyclone cave is as useless as the fifth wheel on a wagon," and further that " it is safe to assume that after a storm cellar has been maintained for 400 or 60,0 years and no storms had come, tbe owner would get tired of keeping }t in repair and w,6uld let it fall into decay." We belong tfi the fellows who would rather keepja oy'eUme oftve }n repair §14 years the new forms of business combinations a few years ago described us trusts, but now organized as plain corporations with enormous capital. Whether this agitation will become effective in the restriction of the corporations depends somewhat on the question of jurisdiction over state corporations. The remedy of free trade, which has been suggested by some, is obviously wide of the mark, since the great trusts, so-called, are most active in demanding free trade. The most active opposition to the protective tariff bill came from trusts, which recognized that they were able to defy competition,or at least to enter into trade relations with foreign competitors, They saw in free trade the total destruction of their struggling independent competitors at home without fatal injury to themselves. "The attack of Mr. Havemeyer on the present tariff the other day illustrates this, The sugar trust will be destroyed, not by free trade, but by multiplication of independent refineries and by the general distribution of the sugar factories throughout the country. In other words the trusts can stand a scale of duties which would utterly wipe out the struggling enterprises outside the combination, leaving them a more complete monopoly than ever. My own impression is, that no monoply that does not give the public the advantage of cheap goods can survive very long'in the.present state of American business, and that most of the watered stocic corporations which are alarming the public today will be in the hands of a receiver before the pollutions get them suppressed." • STREET OARS NEXT. A Movement Is on Foot to Give H a a Street Cur Line— An Ordinance Proposed. A plan has been devised for a street oar line in Algona to connect with the three depots and come down, making a loop about the public square, and an ordinance has been drafted for the consideration of the city council, which is asked to permit the use of the streets. The promoters have in view some cheap iron fpr the track and an equipment of oars that will be adequate. It is figured that the capital necessary will he forth coming if the city will allow the improvement. An exclusive franchise is not asked, The plan is to run the cars so as to connect with all trains on all roads, with a five cent fare, and with extra cars for the night trains to and from the opera house. THE " \ife-line'' is out, extending the "glad hand" of life, hope, and happiness. Reaches 'round the globe. 'TIs Rooky Mountain Tea— 35o. Sold by R. H. Miller. mittee, A. F. Avery, D. S, Wright, and Frank B. Cooper. At the last meeting of the educational council of the Iowa State Teachers' association, the following paragraph from a report of a committee of its number, was unanimously adopted: "The township is the proper unit of the rural-school system. Instead of the present plan of a series of subdis- tricts practically independent of one another, each provided with a small ungraded, or—by necessity—poorly graded school, establish, as far .as feasible in each rural township a central graded school, modeled after the plan of the village public schools, for all the children of the district. The expense for transportation, when necessary, of pupils to and from the central school, should be paid from the school fund. This plan, serving as it would the double purpose of increased educational efficiency, and economy to the tax payer, is already provided for by law (revised code of Iowa, sections 2774 and 1776,) and deserves the active support of every friend of education in the state." At a subsequent meeting of the state association, the recommendations of the council were unanimously adopted and the undersigned were appointed a committee to labor to bring said recommendations to the favorable consideration of those officially charged with educational interests of the state. The advantages of the township over the present system are great and many. 1. It brings to pupils in the country the benefits of the graded school. 2. It substitutes specialized for unspecialized instruction. 8. It allows longer recitation periods and consequently more time for class drill and incidental instruction. 4. It allows the classification of pupils with others of the same ability and the same degree of advancement, enabling the teacher to appeal to the spirit of rivalry and generous emulation. 5. It widens the social horizon of the district and gives the greater breadth and culture that extended association confers; 6. It increases the percentage both of tl»e enrollment and of daily attendance of rural pupils. 7. It requires and makes possible buildings, larger, better, more aritstic, better supplied with educational equipments and sanitary appliances. 8. It provides for better supervision and instruction. 9. By the transportation of pupils to and from school under the care of responsible parties, it affords better protection both to the health and morals of pupils than the present system. of school attendance allows. 10. It is cheaper. In one township where consolidation has been successfully acoompished (Madison township, Lake'oounty, Ohio), "Under the new plan, the cost of tuition per pupil on the basis of total enrollment has been reduced from $16 to $10.48; on the basis of average daily attendance, from $26.66 to $16.07. The merits of the township system are earnestly urged upon all persons who are interested, officially or unofflr oially, in the welfare of the rural schools. It has practically unanimous south of town some four miles where the lone' tree is all that remains to indicate that H. Kellogg ever lived in these parts, or to tell the story of what promised to he one of the cities of Iowa. Before Mr. Mason left he consented, if his relatives in the east were willing, to send the certificates back to THE UPPER DES MOINES for preservation as part of the history of the county. One of them reads as follows: "No. 1870. The holder hereof is entitled to one share in the distribution of Kellogg's western village homesteads Deeds will be given immediately after the distribution. Dated at Fulton City, III., this 8th day of August A. D., 1856. H. Kellogg, proprietor; G. J. Booth, agent." Accompanying them is the following interesting letter from Mr. Kellogg, written three years after the certificates had been sold, picturing realistically the financial situation in Iowa in 1859. Office of H. Kellogg, dealer in real estate, Cresco, Kossuth county, Iowa, June 27, 1859.—Miss Sarah Mason, Dear Madam: Your note of the 5th of March last came to hand some little time since, and should have been answered ere this. In reply I will state that I expect to be able to make distribution of the Cresco property as early as the last of July or first of August. I have yet some six or seven buildings to erect on the site before I can consummate title with the government. Owing to the great delay in procuring title to these lands from the government my expenses have been exceedingly heavy, making the property cost me many times over what was originally expected. These lands were expected to be put in market some three years ago, but have been withheld until now, hence the delay. Owing to these causes I am now asking 1 of the share holders a favor which I hope will be responded to with regard to the interest of all. The financial affairs here in the west are such that I am in a measure compelled to ask the favor alluded to, which is for those interested to advance the small amount of $1 per lot, or share, and thus assist me to consummate the improvements sooner than I otherwise could if left to rely on my own resources. This advance will enable me to close up the matter at once and pay for deeds, recording, etc. You will please let me hear from you immediately on the receipt of this and oblige, Yours very respectfully, H. KELLOGG. On the bottom of this letter is the following entry: "July 3, 1859. Sent $2 to H. Kellogg." Mr. Kellogg got out fancy plats of Cresco and had wharves and steam boats on the Des Moines east of it, but his deal with the government was never "consummated," we believe, and the city of Gresco never actually had a legal existence. VISIT SPIRIT LAKE. A Splendid Program Begins July 0— The Beat Attraction of the Chautauqua Season. The seventh annual session of the Spirit Lake Chautauqua assembly will commence at Spirit Lake, Thursday, July 6, and continue until the'-19th. The talent this year is composed,of the able lecturers as Geo. R.'Wendling, Dr. Josiah Strong, Col. W. P. Bain, Hon. Lafe Young, Hon. I. Donnelly, Rev. Sam Jones, Dr, W. H, Crawford and Rev. J. M, Cleary. Besides this array of orators, there will be entertaining and musical features, that will be of the highest order. The grand closing concert will be the presentation of Queen Esther, and the Chautauqua Herald says it is the most popular cantata ever written, and will make the closing night one of the most brilliant in assembly history. It was rendered on our platform several years ago with marked satisfaction to an immense audience. Plans have been perfected to make this event more attractive than the former one in superiority of singing and equipment. The part of the Queen will be taken by Miss Lillian French of Chicago, an assembly soloist who will easily establish herself with our best critics. The two leading male parts will be taken by members of the Imperial Quartet of Chicago, who will leave nothing wanting in their pertormanoe. The remainder of the cast wijl be strong and the full assembly chorus will ably sustain the beautiful sentiments and musical effects. The story of "Esther the Beautiful Queen" has for many years facinated and elevated mankind, and the story in song, is one of the most charming of productions in the musical world. Referred to Bailey. Swea City Herald: John G. Hirmer reports the hatching of a three-legged duck at his house, which is growing right along. The water is so deep out his way this year that the ducks need three legs to paddle. For SaJe. Residence lot in good location, in Algona, Lot 6, Block ?0, Kennedy street, is $400. Address H/ Reints, Price 1__ r— IT -*T,T n «--»-VifV<,4UI?D tr+t Freeport, III., box 113i-13m&

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