The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 11, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 11, 1894
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Xr/rf. I ALGONA MftBLIC AN SV MILTON of Subscription.. 6 copy, oue yeat. tn adtatice.' $1.60 U t6 copy, sit mouths, tn advance 75 One copy, three months, in advance 40 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped find all arrearages are paid. This morning's news indicates that the A, Bi tJ. strike has spent its force. The railroads are gradually resuming business. The most serious danger now is the calling out of the Knights and trades unions. On Saturday night President Cleveland issued a a very strong proclamation amounting to a declaration of martial law in Chicago, which has tend* ed to discourage strikers. Bebs and ahd his fellaw officials Were arrested under indictment of the federal grand ONLY TWO PARTIES. Chicago Inter Ocean: In 1801 there was at the beginning of the rebellion some wavering. But when the purpose was nu,de clear there were only two parties- one against the government and the othci for it. So will it ).c now. Men in the labor organizations may in the fury of resentment be misled by deniogognes like Debs, but when it becomes clear that ho is flouting at the President, plotting against the public peace, and encouraging rebel- ion against Nationtl and State authority, they will no longer follow.blindly. When it comes to the question of tlic Republic against anarchy the people will be on one side and Mr. Dobs and his fellow conspirators on the other. The people are ready for the question. Is Mr. Debs'? DOLL1VER FOR CONGRESS. The republicans of the tenth district met by their representatives at Webster City yesterday and gave Mr. Bolliver his fourth nomination for Congress, like all his other nominations except the first, it was made by acclamation. There had been no thought of opposition at any time, in any part of the district, not because we haye no aspiring men in this section of Iowa, but because the preference of the people for Mr. Bolliver was so pronounced that there was no chance for the success of any other candidate. Very few men in any part of the Union have ever been honored for so long a time, with the unanimous call of their party to high public service, but th^e distinction conferred has been well deserved. Mr. Bolliver 1ms represented his canstituents ably on the floor of the house, where he has ever stood for sound opinions and urged them with convincing power. He, has been alive to the interests of the people of his district, and has been uniformly successful in his efforts in their behalf with the departments. He has responded promptly and courteously to all demands upon him, and especially in behalf of the veterans 01 tbe war his labors have been tireless. As an orator he has few equals in the United States. He has on special occasions addressed the most cultivated audiences country on a wide range of topics, and he has appeared on the stump in every county in Iowa and every noathern state, and his resources as a speaker have always been equal to the occasion. Certainly, in mental equipments he is an all around congressman Personally, he has elements of popularity possessed by few men in public life. His consti- tuteuts have faith "in him, they are proud of him and proud to honor him. Advancement in political life is no trick with men like Mr. Bolliver, but there are very few such men. THE GREAT STRIKE, There is some room for difference of opinion as to the merits of the controversy between the Pullman company and its 2,500 employes who went on a strike two months ago. The company claimed to be doing business at a loss even at the low wages paid, and to be getting a return of less than four per cent, on the houses rented, The chief criticism of the Pullman company is based upon its refusal to arbitrate the wage question with its employes, Probably the criticism is made by some who would hesitate to submit to the decision of outsiders the question how much of their accumulations they should distribute as a gratuity to their hired hands. But whether the Pullman employes had or had not a grievance, they had an undoubted right to quit work if they so desired. In strik* ing as they did they were sure of a great deal of public sympathy, due wholly to a well grounded distrust, of and prejudice against the Pullman company) which has the reputation of being one of the most conscienceless monopolies of the country. pJJut whatever differences of opinion tnere may be in regard to the merits of the Pullman strike, there, is no room for any difference as, to the strike of the large number pf railrpad men throughout JMw west, who seek by their action $pcj>B){>gJ tbe railroad companies to discontinue the use of sleeping cars and got railroad men either, have a grievance against another employer, they propose to dictate to the railroads whose cars they shall buy and use. If the railroads yield to their demands the strikers will have established their right of dictation in the affairs of the railroads at will,' The officers of the American Eailway Union have demonstrated their power to compel the obedience of members of that Of* der, but the coercion of the railroads will be a more difficult undertaking. There is not the least question how the strike Will end, Should the roads be insane enough to yield, railroad property would not be worth 10 cents on the dollar. They Would ever after be at the mercy of a few labor bosses,Who could at any time demoralize their business and destroy the value of their property. The railroad men undoubtedly have the right to quit, however, and no one has any occasion to complain so long as they do not attempt to prevent other men from taking their places. When they undertake to intimidate and mob men who want to work, they are guilty of criminal acts and should be punished. A great many capable men are now out of work and eager to get places, and in a short time the positions of all these strikers would be filled but for violence used or threatened, and so it transpires that in its actual working, a strike like that now on, means intimidation, mob violence and destruction of property, and in so far as it means and is that it is a crime and should be so treated. To just the extent that they have been able, the railroad strikers have prevented the companies from operating their roads. In the great railroad centers there has been violence and destruction of railroad property, and no business has been done except where the police, the deputy U. S. marshals or the military have been strong enough to suppress the rioters. Some respect has been shown the United States mails, and mail trains have generally been allowed to run, out of fear of the federal authorities, but freight business has been at a stand-still, and a universal demoralization of business has been the consequence. The strikers are naturally accorded some sympathy, as all men are who are misguided to their sorrow, and the women and children who suffer the most have the sympathy of all, but the sentiment of the country, as voiced by the press is decidedly against the strikers. The strikers, it is safe to say, have no defenders among the newspapers outside of those which are so bitter against the railroads that they rejoice to see railroad property destroyed and the railroad business broken down, or in other words the anarchistic or communistic press. Men and papers of sound mind, the country over, regard the Bebs strike as a mistake of such magnitude and of such terrible and easily forseen consequences that it amounts to a crime. Dr. Hall, one of the speakers at the School of the kingdom at Grinnell, having expressed himself that the sentence of the Chicago anachists who were hung should have been commuted, Thr Grinnell Herald very sensibly remarks: No one objects to -hearing Dr. Hall or any othjer man denounce wrong in high places. But suppose Dr. Hall should say that Boss McKane ought to be pardoned. The ends of justice would be as weil satisfied if mercy were shown to him. The public is in no mood to trifle with such trash. Society has something at stake, and sometimes the reformation of society demands the punishment of the individual. The Kolb men in Alabama are conducting a very shrewd campaign. Kolb is believed to have been elected for Governor two years ago, but the negro vote in the black belt, though cast for him, was counted 'against him. This year the negroes, on the advice of the republicans, have refrained from registering, and the Gates men are thus deprived of their only resource, Kolb carried the white counties two years ago, and his success is regarded as certain. The republicans in the*senate, aided by five democrats and one populist, struck out the provision from the tariff bill ma.k- iug it take effect January next, so that it will go into force with the rest of tlio bill, and that $34,000,000 will go into tUo treasury of the United States instead of the treasury of the sugar trust. Sugar would have been made absolutely free had not Quay gone over to the democrats on that question, It seems such a long time ago that the Coxey and Kelley armies made the earth tremble under their stately tread. Except as to two or three hundred men, tlio country has not heard whether the armies go^ anywhere, or, if so, what they did. A mouth was a long time to keep the country stirred up over such a fool movement. The only republican in the senate who voted with tlio democrats to put a lilgli tariff on sugar, which the people of this country have topay,wp Quay. It is a coin- cidenie worth mentioning that Quay was the only man who confessed that ho had speculated in sugar stock and would doit again. Quaj is not our ideal of a senator. Says the Buffalo Center Tribune of our Judicial Nonin,Ge:"W.B,Quartoji,of Algo- ua, is the republican nominee for district in the Htb district, to succeed Judge Geo. Jf. Cftrr. 3$r. Quarton Js a young lawyer ^h,o hp wwy conies to defending the tJete Strike, the telegaph shows tip strongly tfnty ia its Sympathies. Alter i-eftdfoS T^e Telegfapfo we conclude that there is no defense that can be made. The Prendegast foolishness has' cotae to an end. The Jury called to doctde the question of his sanity has rendered fin affirmative verdict. It Is supposed that the execution will take place on the 13th. The Webstar Gity Journal remarks: "The Algona Republican has a new iTair- bank's-Charter gas engine. They can run their paper by gas if they want to but the Journal is still run by a crank. The tariff bill passed the senate Tuesday by a vote of 39 to 34, Hill of the^democrats and Peffer of the populists voted against it. The bill has gone to a conference committee of the two houses. Franklin McVeigh was iiomiated for United State senator by the democrats oflllinoie. tt is tlio undestanding that the nomination cost him a quarter of a million. Owing to the disturbed condition of the 1-aihvays consequent upon the great strike, the state convention has been postpoiied two weeks. It will be held July 25th Mr. Qiiarton's nomination to succeed Judge Carr on the district bench is being received with grout favor by the press. There would be much less contempt for law in this country if the officers of the law wi>n> less worthy of contempt. Nearly all the World's Fair buildings wen; burned last week. A VERY SAD DEATH. Miss Lizzie McElhiney, of Spencer, Meets Death Through a Gasoline Exploaibn. The Spencer lleporter gives the particulars of the death of Miss Lizzie McElhiney of that place, brief notice of which appeared in this paper last week. Miss McElhiney was the only daughter of J. S. McElhiney who was elected Treasurer of the North Central Iowa Masonic Association at its recent meeting in Algoua: Last Sunday, just as people were re- turniug from church, there occurred one of those sad, strange incidents which so thoroughly baffles all human theories, and upsens all our old notions of divine providence in human affiairs. Miss Lizzie Me Elhiney had occasion to light the gasoline stove in the family kitchen. By some strange fortuity an explosion occurred, igniting the fumes of the escaping fluid,which communicated to her clothing, and instantly her head and person were enveloped in flames. Her piercing cries instantly brought her cousin, mother and soon her father, who was but a few steps away. Each struggled to' extinguish the flames, and each was badly burned, Failing in this mode of effort, the father seized a tub of water near by and dashed its contents upon his burning child. This enabled him to extinguish the flames. But moments under such emergencies are fraught with endless results, and such was true in this case. That moment of, burning and inhalation of flame had done its dreadful work. Still charred and standing, she sought to console and cheer her heart stricken rmreuts, who were painfully conscious"that they vainly battled with death. Physicians were instannly called, and everything in mortal power was done to relieve her condition and if possiblfi save a precious life, but all to no purpose. The death angel had hit his mark and claimed his victim. She continued to converse with those about her in a composed manner, retaining her consciousness to the last. At ten minutes past eight her unimprisoned spirit took its flight to a land that knows no pain or dying. She knew she must die, but expressed no reluctance and gave brief directions for her nearest friends, and sought to comfort her distracted parents. This occurence has fallen as a heavy sorrow on the whole city. She had been a teacher in our public school, and had many devoted friends among the children and young people, who regard her painful sudden death as a personal bereavement. The funeral occured at tbe home on' Tuesday, Rev. Thrush officiating, the East' ern Star Chapter, of which she was an honored member, taking part in the service. MORE GRIEF FOR WARD. A concempt ease from Wesley was tried before Judge Carr, Friday, It seems that some time ago a man named Ward secured a divorce from his wife. He was given the custody of the children and she was given permission to visit them occasionally. A short time ago she went to his place and asked to see the children. He said she could see them when they had finished choring. She waited and then insisted on seeing them. A dispute arose ana Ward struck her in the face and abused her badly. He was arrested and fined $50 and costs, Friday he was brought before Judge Carr, in this city, and fined $25 for contempt of court in not allowing the woman to see the children. Mr. Bipley, of Garner was Mr. Ward c s attorney and Geo, E. Clarke, of Algona Mrs. Crandall's. Mrs. Crapdall has now commenced action against Mr. Ward for $3,000 damages on account of bodily injuries she is said to have sustained in the difficulty.— Emmetsburg Democrat. The best riders in the world are said to be the cowboys of the United States, the Cossacks of Bussia, the Mexican Vaqueros, and the South American Guachos, Each of these four classes, of expert hovsein^n will be described in Harper's Young People fop June geth, and tltf jw'ticje will be illustrated with, instantaneous photographs, taken at the "Wild West" sfcow, The same number will aoutaio »»illustrated paper by PJ.-. Hewy $. Williams on ft e con^jnon p-OJepRQUg ro.Qt§-r-a sjjbjecfc to WlHCli attejrtjpn has b&ejj jfcwtt fcy the repent sa4 qajie pf f]je ptajng oj flye boys, '- FROM THE SEAT OP WAR, Aigofia Bays speftd their Fdiif th letting to the Prfiflt.*. A Might of Afld then & day's Ride to SioUic GUy«— the StHkfefrs fail to Ifttiihidste the 1. N, G.—A Quiet Tittife on Guard- A good tnu«y families in Algona were called up at an early hour on the morning of the fourth. It was 1:30 o'clock wheu Capt, Haggard received orders from Gov. Jackson to go with Company JP to Sioux City, The dews was as quickly as possible commUnica* ted to the Joe tubers of the company and they Were got together at ah early hour and marched to the depot, where they waited until nine o'clock before their train pulled out. Our correstoott' dent details the adventures and exper* iences of the boys on their first call into actual service. IN CAMP, Sioux CITY, IOWA, July 5, 1894.— To the BJBPUBLICAN: At 1:30 o'clock, a. m., July 4, Capt. Haggard received orders to be in readiness to move on Sioux City. It was 9 o'clock before we got orders to leave the depot, where a special had been waiting four hours. Our run to "Webster City was made in one hour and a quarter. There we inet companies from Boone and Toledo, which, with that at Webster City, made four companies which started west on a special. At Fort Bodge we took Company G , of ttiat place, and a Gatling gun from the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames. The Fort Dodge company had received intimations tuat they would be called out the night previous, but their orders had not been received until after midnight, They had been at the depot from early morning, and a great crowd of citizens were keeping the boys company. As the train moved out there were hearty cheers from the assembled multitude. At Cherokee we picked up another company, and the citizens provided a lunch of sandwiches and coffee for all. Our next stop was at LeMars, where were some signs of the strike—Pullmans on the side track and some cursing at the soldiers. The Gatling gun was mounted on a flat car and manned by a squad from the I. A. C., and the car was shoved ahead of the engine into Sioux City. At the entrance of the railroad yards we were unloaded, and formed in front of and on each side of the train, and slowly made our way against the mob, who were gathered in great numbers. After waiting for an hour, taking the gibes and insults of the mob in silence, we made a start down the track, Co. G, of Fort Bodge, in the lead at a charge bayonets, Co. F. following as a reserve. When the charge was made the howling mob fell back slowly, but the boys had taken their jeers so long that they were aching to punch them, which they did sharply in some cases, then they moved quicker. We marched about three miles right through this jeering, howling mob, but no one was' injured among the boys. Several of the strikers were taken by the police, who were right with us. We reached the Union depot, where we stacked arms, and rations of crackers, bacon and coffee were served. Picket lines were thrown out to keep the mob back. Aboutmid- night the mob dispersed, and the tired boys made the best of it on the soft side of the depot floor. The camp has humorously been named ".Fort Foster." It is a veritable fort with guns and bristling bayonets, ready at a moment's notice for use. There are ten companies of the 4th regiment here, under command of Col. Foster, with Major Humphrey of the 1st Batallion, Major Parker of the 2nd and Capt. Kirk, of Mason City, of the 3rd. Lieut. McKirchner is Quartermaster, with Q. M. Sergt. Blomgren assisting, and E. C. Tuttle Acting Commissary Sergeant. July 6.— Thursday night a train was kept in the Union Bepot all night and an engine was steamed up just outside. It was feared that the strikers would make trouble during the night. The men slept on their arms, ready at a moment's call, but all was quiet. No trouble has been made since the Guards with the Gatling made their appearance here, The mob found out that the Guards were here for business before they had been here two hours, July 7.— The days have all been about the same; ba'tallion drill twice a day, breakfast at 6:30, dinner at 12 and supper at 5;30, with all the amusement incident to camp life you can get, July 8.— Saturday night was an exciting one in camp. Wild rumors were afloat, The guards were doubled and ope company put outside as a patrol all »jght, Sunday owning, pr. Strickland, of the First Baptist Church, held services at camp. At 3 o'clock the Y, M. 0, A, held services, 'after wWch the Regimental baud gave a concert, and areas parade closed the day's doings, NOTES OF THE CAMP. Lieut, Harry Wilkins, of the Regu* Jar arwy, is the drill master. Major Parker, of the .Second Batal* lion, shows there was no mistake made }ast winter in his election, Adjutant Gen. Prime visited the camp Saturday. Company G was t>ne only company " " any recruits, 3, 8,frgigtrtf "—led Ffift took in ' Saturday afternoon the boy§ ed in a dance but the, girls were across t4ie street, _ C. TJiB MH4TJA SENT HPM8- From ike SJQU.X. City Times, evening, July 9l T£e. feafcuje pi ion de$* fet the llHerois CMtfftl , ey» Ail of the companies jrern otitside thfi city 6*eept donipftfijr 1?, 6f Hamptoii, atid Cofnimnjr 1C, of Toledo, were loaded oli this train atid it wSs rtift out of the city ahead of thefe-ffnlar 9:30 passefiger tfaitt as %. special. Company D took the regular train east oft the Illinois Cefttral and Company K went oa the Horth western. The bbys appeared to be glad to get away, aod the troops Were embarking and when the train pulled out cheer after cheer went tip from the tttilitifc men. Companies H atid L retnained on police duty until 11 o'clock, whett they were marched to the armory and dis* missed, Attioottonly a few men in the quartermaster's department remained at the union Passenger station and they were fast getting things in shape to leaye. Down at the yard office a number of the militiamen jumped from the train to pick up cat pins, links, etc., as reminders of their camp experience here during the strike. Sheriff Davenport has also dispensed with a large portion of his special deputy force, retaining only a few men to watch the railroad yards and escort trains-in and out of the city. The lowest estimate of the expense the troops and the strike has been to Woodbury county so far is$5,000, while others put it as high as $8,000. WAKM WELCOME HOME. Just before noon Monday, Colonel Cooke received a telegram from Capt. Haggard stating that the. company would arrive home on the 8:38 passenger, and the streets soon gave signs of preparation for an enthusiastic reception. Most of the business houses on State street were decorated with bunting and flags. The company were met at the depot by the band, and the march through the streets was a triumphal procession. The boys were feeling hot and dusty, but the.y' evidently enjoyed their home-coming and appreciated the compliment of so much attention. Followihg are the names of Co. F's officers and men at Sioux City: Captain M. P. Haggard; Lieutenants, C. T. Chubb, A. E. Daugherty; Sergeants, W. E. Ward, G. L. Taylor, M. J. Walsh, C. E. Witharn; Corporals, S. M. Ferris. M. P. Weaver, L. K.Sha- dle ; James Eandall; Musician A. F. Dailey, Privates, LaBue Boals, Allie Chapin, Milo Chapin, Henry Carpenter, WiJl Hall, W. J. Harvey, A. D. Hubbard, L. F. Hudson, J. E. Johnson, Martin Jones, Wesley E. Lamsou, Leon McCall, David Miller, Berton McMurray, Earnest Baymond, Surnner Eeed, Will Bichardson, Lloyd Sarchett, Jesse Stephenson, E. C. Tuttle, C. 'H. Taylor and E. E. Wheelock. THE CAMPAIGN ENDS PLEASANTLY. The Belief Corps and the citizens of Algona tendered Company F a reception at Court House hall last night,and the beauty and chivalry of Algona were out in force. If the heads of the members of Company F are not turned, it will not be the fault of the citizens of Algona. Ice cream and cake were served to all by the handsomest young ladies of the city. Company F arose in a body and cheered the ladies'for their hospitality, after which the audience cheered the company. Mayor Call presided as toast master, and after music A. A.. Brunson responded to "When the Boys came Marching Home," in which he compared Company F very favorably with the companies of the rebellion. Captain Haggard told in a pleasant conversational tone of the experience of the company at Sioux City. He also spoke of the appreciation by the company of the reception given them. W. B. Quartou was told to "take the Judge's stand," where he responded to "The Young Men of To-day" and was loudly applauded. Hospital Steward Bert Matthews made a witty speech in response to the sub j eqt, "Hospitals,'' in which there was no reference made to hospitals. J. B. Jones gave recollections of "The Boys of '61," Col. T. F. Cooke spoke on "The National Guard," Lieut. Daugberty told "A Story" and Geo. E. Clarke responded in his'usual happy manner to "The Laborer is Worthy of his Hire, but—." Mr, Clarke expressed the sentiments of a great many in this section of the country in saying that the present strike of railway men is all wrong. America was sung by the audience and the program was finished. A social dance was enjoyed by the younger people until midnight. The hall was decorated with flags, the company were in *full dress, and everything presented a brilliant appearance. SITUATION AT SIOUX CITY, Monday evening's Sioux City Times says; There were no signs of a strike in the railroad yards this morning, There were no idlers|nor loiterers there, Everyone in the yards seemed to be at work or there on business. The only reminder of the exciting scenes of last week to be found anywhere was an oc* casional deputy sheriff, All the rpad§ were running switch engines and yard crews. It is true there were not as many engines and men at work as there were a week ago, bu| the railroad qampanjes seemed to have all the help they needed, Freight trains were go* ing in and out of tbe yards unmolested and all passenger trains wpre running on schedule time, T^ere wer^i new fac* es in the switching and, train, but newly all the engine crews were made up of- old mep, E,very freight house in tbe city was open and freight was being received and discharged to all appearances as usual. It is, a fact, nevertheless, that the railroad companies are ftijl feeljng tbe effects of the .strike, Shipments, oj tbe freight are light' yet, and because of the tie up at other-points nearly all the road,s are refusing perishable frejgh> a.nd«Ye.stoek., i an ,*-*••- arej;ecemBg»llf lay, fkey fewrt; lmw§V> iWR84vewp.rQyJog-fi.Yr •- . J. j. Wilson ffta&S a taustic fcft- plf i6 ttid Aft article to yottf paper of Jtiae 2tth has just eotee to fay fcotiee, ow tbe aerm detjltitne of "Observer,-" which 18 wholly uncalled fori §ciifril6us 4 misleading ftfid false, fthieh reflects difetfcly da Me arid seeks to mislead the mittds of you* readers and the people of this COmffiufiitti hefide it seeffiS in^tiffibeiifc ofl me to correct soine of those falsehoods. I know it is generally conceded that to stoop to tootice or reply to What ten of appeats Hi prifit over att ed signature, is vety like fig stinking skunk ia th'e dark, iti thia instaflcej however, in justice to myself and the people generally ^ 1 hardly gee bow I can afford to allow the "squib" of misrepresentations to pass Untiotic- ed. The facts are, the proposifcioft to aid in rebuilding the mill destroyed by fire, causing such a heavy loss, is suggested by the substantial farmers atid business men of the county, as a matter of fair* ness and justice to me and in the best interests of ail, in view of the fact that I had suffered a loss of nearly 820,000, on which there was an insurance of only $6,000. All of this partial insurance I am unable to collect, saying nothing of 60,000 pounds of flour I have very generously given out to those who had wheat stored for their convenience in the mill when it burned up. I want the people to know and appreciate these things. As to the matter of being public spirited and generous in aiding worthy efforts and individuals I am content to accept the verdict of the people I have been doing business with and accommodating as no other man in tbis country has, during nearly a quarter of a century, as every old settler of this vicinity well knows. Let them decide the queation regardless of the silly screed of some dishonest, brainless, idiotic "Observer," who don't know what he is talking about. And now,- permit mo to say right here, I am no mendicant nor supplicant or beggar. I won't steal nor defraud, but am always ready to do business on honorable business principles. , . The proposition to aid somewhat in bearing part of the heavy loss I have suffered, is but fair, and helping to secure a first-class flouring mill— something needed now— is purely a business proposition for the best interests of all concerned. Let the people consider and determine. Now sir, in conclusion- r I believe I have answered all of "Observer's" argument, if he has advanced any. I have briefly stated facts, and think all will fully understand the situation. I will not be dragged into a newspaper controversy by some irresponsible brainless creature, seeking some notoriety, who don't know what belongs to common decency. This ends if. Respectfully, J. J. WILSON. ALGONA PEOPLE'S FOURTH. Algona's Fourth was a very quietone. The many who remained at home all day experienced an almost Sunday stillness, occasionally broken, of course, by the small boy's inevitable fire cracker. In the evening'there were door-yard fire-works going up till a late 4iour. There were numerous small picnic parties who hied the'mselves away to shady resorts in the neighborhood, and, of course, the numerous neighborhood celebrations throughout the county were attended by large delegations. The morning hours were enlivened by the hasty muster and departure of the militia for the seat of the strike at Sioux City. The day was clear and cool and just suited to celebrating. There was a big crowd at the JFair Grounds on the afternoon of the Fourth to witness the sport that had been prepared. The amphitheater was packed and the race course was lined with people in carriages. The arrangements hadpeen somewhat less complete than they would have been but for the sudden call of some of the boys to Sioux City but the program afforded plenty of fun and the crowd was not dissap-' pointed. In the bicycle race Garry Garfield took the first prize, Ell Balton second. In the foot race Guy Scott took first and young Breen second. S, P. Peterson's pony took the first prize in the pony race, Frank Wartman second, and (John feelings third. A ball game of five innings was played between Algona boys. WEATHER AND CROPS. Bright and hot days with cool nights prevailed during the week,,the average temperature being about tyft> degrees below normal, A few localities report light showers, but the larger part of the state was destitute of rainfall, and the drouth has resumed sway with increased severity, Its worst effects are visible in the pastures and potato'fields, Corn is holding its own remarkably well, and thus far has suffered no ma-- terial damage, The harvest of pats and barley is in progress in all districts, In some pi the northern and northeast' ern counties the yield of these cereals yi\\ be very near average,. In the buljc pf tbe state they will not exceed half $ crop, The tame hay crop has been mostly harvested, with less than hftlf an average yield, ''- . Reports, from correspondents'of tW8 Bureau received July let Jiaje been, tabulated, showing tfce following estimated average condition of the. staple groponthat date; Bpjlng wheat, 77'percent; corn, JQ?^- oats, ae; rye, 80s bavey, 70; pay cypp, 43; p^tHi'es,47; miiiet, 8& broom corn, 8P; IwJj pptatpes, 84; swett apples, 71; plums, 74; gtapgs, $1 Waete- 1 berrjeg, 77, A Wiai report 0u <fes shows jt§ present condition rotation .m acreage ef- u making this yeaj'g

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