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feY MtLtON StARft. f Subscription. OM «6j>t, o«e yaw , us Mtetice ............ ii.so One copy, six months, in advance ....... ... 75 One copy, three months, in advance ........ 40 Subscriptions conUnne till ordered stopped And All arrearages are paid. THE STRIKE A FAILURE. -Though the strike has not been elated off at this Writing, it has been apparent for some days that its force is spent. The railroads, except oh the Pacific coast, are resuming their normal business activity. The Federation of Labor refuses to strike, jhe Pull^ man strikers are reported to be very anxious for Debs to quit, sd that they may end Uieirown strike and return to work. : in detail, as I it ft feAM to gite any acetate fibres, ctits te -ftages dtttlng the past year hate been, aiaparently, from 25 to 55 per cent. [ A gfleat d&al of the Woi-k is done by the piece. Here are some of the reductions as given by the Strikers: Upholsterers from *2.75 to 11.75 Platform repairers ffofn 13.25 to $1.75. Carpenters from £2.50 to $1.75 and«1.50. In the freight department, it is claimed in the same report, carbuilders Who during the first quarter of 1803 Were making 34 cents an hour, are now making, or were when the strike began, only 16 cents an hour, there Is no question but that the wages In these shops have been largely reduced. For the same year, ending In July* 1892, the surplus of the company, after paying all expenses, wages aud so on, was a little over $3,250,000, outof which dividends were 0 iGFtttf ttatr treat i»ref>'afat!oftSf6¥& §ti'«L 0 _„„_ meat to be held thefe the Itth afttflsth of the present month. TWO gold medals will be awarded to the two marksmen making the best average, while $5 will be given to the poorest one as an incentive to make him miss as often as possible. Live birds and targets will be nsecL Senator Pcffer said In a speech last week he would vote to abolish both houses of Congress and favor the government being confined to one man froth each state. It is believed that Peffef knows a man who thinks that under such fen arrangement he could take care of Kansas. PefTcr and Pefferism are down in the month these days. HE STOLE te o Jbakota with & ttots« Mofigt ing to MosfeU Miller He la Ovftrtaken And Landed In Jail and in dieted, all within t^enty-fouf heart. -t>n. Jtfofitable Sunday Work. A. R. V. FOLLY. The folly of such strikes as that of the A. B. U. has been demonstrated in a way that will carry deep conviction to unbiased minds. The folly of most strikes is seen in their miserable endings, but with this it was apparent in its beginnings and on its face. It was an attempt to punish the railroads for the 'wrong of the Pullmans. It is always foolish as well as iniquitous to punish or attempt to punish one man for the offenses of another. It is true, the threat of the A. 11. U. was conditioned upon the failure of the railroads to do a certain thing, but the thing demanded was, reasonably speaking, impossible to perform. At least, to have done it would have been as disastrous as would have been the penalty threatened. Conceding that the A. B. U. could have wrought the ruin of railroad business threatened, the railroads would perhaps have faced ruin in that form rather than have braved a self inflicted destruction no less complete. The The railroads preferred to submit to the terrors of a sympathetic strike rather than attempt to right the wrongs of somebody else by a sympathetic boycott. The Debs stride was a conspiracy to punish the people of the country atlarge, as well aa the railroads, though as little at fault and as powerless to influence a settlement withthePullmans aswerethe railroads. It was folly for the A. B. U. to attempt to throttle the commerce of the land, carried on over. 175,000 miles of railroad: to say that the business of the United States, dependant upon that commerce, must come to a standstill, and that travel must cease and everybody must stay at home until Pullman could be compelled to reopen his business and raise his wages. The A. B. U. foolishness was in the first place in undertaking to right the wrongs of an outside body of men and through an agency which it had no business attempting to control, but the full length and madness of its folly was in its attempted forcible interference with business which, to the extent that it was successful, affected disastrously every man interested in the general prosperity of the country, and that means every good citizen. The Debs proposition was that everybody should hold his breath until the Pullman strike was settled. That was a foolish proposition. Everybody would not do it. Debs could not, in fact, make anybody do it. It was Debs against the country, and the country was bigger and more muscular than Debs. The Debs folly of making an unjust, unreasonable and impracticable demand culminated in an unlawful and treasonable conspiracy to compel acquiescence. It was a menace to the independence of every business corporation, attempting to take from them the control of their own affairs, and it was a menace to the individual, in asserting the right to at anytime put a stop to the peaceable occupations of the people, but its most serious menace was to organized society. It was a question whether the laws and institutions of the land had any vital power behind them; whether, with the aid of a fewj demagog governors like Altgeld and Waite, and a few sympathizing senators like Kyje and Peffer, a mob could not at pleasure take possession of the country. The A. B. U. placed itself on the wroug side of that ques' tion, and ia doing so it committed a folly which amounted to a crime. The tariff bill is now In the hands of a . , , conference committee of the two houses, paid, leaving an even ?1,000,000 in the re- and ono °' the things worthy of mention serve fund. The bulk of the money was ls that nearly every democraton thatcom- earncd from the operation of cars, in all, mittec is froln the south. Texas is not *8,062,081; from patents, 621.751; from man- much on industrial enterprises, but it has ufacturlng cars, rentals, dividends, Inter- a bfc influence in regulating the Industries . .... ..._ .„ uooo UU100( est and other sources, $1,919.523, The cap- of thc nol<tn When the democrats are In T he horse Was blind, but in every res- ital stock of the concern is §30,000,000. power. pect of Wind and limb he Was sound. In regard to the city of Pullman, it may _,, T — -* £ fl4d M 1 '' ¥%? thought him the best bo stated that in 18D3 it contained 12,000 The International Christian Endeavor "°;, s ^ ,? ha JV n which opinion, it is Charley Davis is the going name of a man, supposed to be a tramp, who stayed with Moses Hiller a few days last week. The hope of Mr. Hiller was to get a little help on his faruijbut Davis was not just at the time in prime condition for service. He had to go to LuVerne once or twice for medicine, and it was the pretext of Wanting to go to the same place for medicine again by which he induced Mr, Hiller to al* low him to ride off on his best horse, cnifd wfr lef ifa. JffitfBtitVbAta a § J*g« tfsitin* at Dr. St. Paul Monday mo* &ing £'.P* l ¥ flrm of , of Ledyafd, w&S down Mon day attending the social session o: the grand jury. Cook, of Webster City, afldH . Brockwfty, of Gather, Visiting lega' lights, were registered at the Thofihg- tottHotise Monday. people, 7,000 of whom worked In the shops, I Convention opened at Clevelandlast I "ttuffl v t?nrSl?tt cl fe1{ and all but 900 of whom lived in the com-' ? 1°"?«J **•« ***» of welcome by hAS^iaMSl^S 1 ^^ pany's houses, Rents and all necessaries of life there were cheaper than in Chicago, and the men were apparently well satisfied, nor was it called aphllanthropy.for the men paid for everything they received, and the great dairy and vegetable farms adjoining the city were all operated on a paying basis—as they ought to be. At that time there were neither saloons nor houses of prostitution in the city. The present trouble was precipitated with the general unsettling of business after 1892, beginning actively in the spring of 1893, up to that time full wages, and apparently satisfactory £ ages, had been paid. Since then ono reduction has followed another in rapid succession and discontent has been growing. The men claim they went out simply because after paying rents there was notenough left to buy neccessarics. The Pullman employees arc generally of superior intelligence and have taken no active part in the wicked demonstrations at Chicago. | Governor McKinley. As some indication of the extent of the Christian Ehdeavor JnOtenlentit Is estimated that 20,000 delegates and visitors attended the convention. Judge Hicks, who won the good oplnioi of the Kossnth County people who listen ed to his Memorial Day oration in Algo na, we regret to learn, was defeated for renomJ-nation for Judge. Tho Pres thinks a great mistake was made and lays the result*to tricky politics. The Congrcgationalist QBoston) says: "According to newspaper report, Prof'G. D. Herron, of Iowa College, delivered an address at the commencement of the University of Nebraska, in which he said: At no time since the age of the Roman state has the law received so much attention 'as today; yet all know that there is no justice in the courts. If there is anarchy anywhere it had its origin in the courts. As one of the editors of this paper was present and heard the address, wo know that the report as quoted is substantially correct. Dr. Herron fully deserved the rebuke he received from Gov, Crounse, who followed him in a brief address. The wild talk of which this is a specimen is bad enough coming from professional anarchists; from educated men, invited to address young people in educational institutions, it is almost unpardonable." The democrats may not be united in sup portiag President Cleveland in his vigor ous measures to suppress lawlessness, bu the republicans are unanimous in approval. 'Cleveland stood on republican ground for once. Sovereign, the head of the Knights of Labor, issued an order to all the Knights of Labor of the United States to strike.but not a ma a quit his job. The Knights have sized up Sovereign very correctly. Ex-President Harrison emphatically indorsed the action of President Cleveland in suppressing the strike mobs with United States troops. Tho question was one of patriotism, not of partisanship. Republican papers arc quite strongly advocating the primary election plan of nominating county candidates. The Waterloo Reporter says: "Tho primary system of making nominations for county offices seems to be finding favor in many of the counties adjoining Blackhawk. In Butler county last', week the question of the retention of the system was voted upon at the primaries and received an 'overwhelming endorsement, 1070 votes being recorded for it and only 206 against. Under the primary system the• work of the county convention is simply giving formal expression to the wishes of the people, thus preventing a good many "jobs" from being carried out by political wire-pullers. The impression of the country seems to be that Sovereign is playing a slow and stupid Sancho Paza to Debs' more exhil- erating Don Quixote. A labor organization at Sioux City, so it is reported, expelled two of its members because they enlisted in the State militia. That was another sympathetic strike. Utah, the new state, had a population of 307,905 in 1890. Tho territory would have been admitted twenty years ago had it not been for polygamy. . ijs <.,eual trip to the creamery, leaving his physically incapacitated hired man in bed. On hla return trip home he was surprised to meet Davis on the road BIDING HIS BLIND NAG. Davis was not going the LuVerne way, but had the presence of mind to prefer a request that he be allowed to ride to that place for medicine, which was granted. On arriving at home Mr. Hiller was advised to go right after the horse. MKS. KILMER'S SHARP BYES had noticed the suspicious movements of Davis, and when he departed she had ge-ne to his room, where she discovered that her guest had taken all his scant wardrobe. She had also watched Davis to see in which direction he rode, and she was abl« to confirm her husband's suspicions that Davis was probably not going to Lu Verne. Mr. Thos. Drone, a neighbor of Hiller, who lives on the Jos. Mather's place, happened to be present, and he and Hiller soon set off to follow the supposed fugitive. They first went to Lu- Verne, where nothing had been seen of Dayis. Then they struck west, without getting any clue at once, but finally finding a man who had seen Davis cross the river west of Irvington, .and then they knew that" DAVIS HAD MADE THE BREAK. At the Hackman place they got word of Davis again, and then they .drove rapidly to Algona. They were unable to get any clue to horse or man in n, and believing that Davis had headed for Minnesota, they drove west across the river. At the Ingham farm ;hey again struck the trail, getting information that a man .and horse such as those described, had passed there. They continued their course until they ot opposite the first grove north of Llobart, when they heard THE WHINNEY OF A HORSE. This attracted Mr. Killer's atten- Geo, Sitbpkins arrived hoffie _ trip through Sfofth ,.,.-„---—.— letting mail 1 for Call & Cowles, * « ^ -* i- — ^ed Des Moines and Southern Iowa last week. He reports crops as suffering very much from drouth in that locality, E. J. Murtagh, cashier of the Burt *££' ^l 8 V 1 M *P l fida ^ on h^ wav to Spirit Lake. C, T, Chubb supplied his place in the bank. Mrs. F. W. iMngley and babe left, yesterday afternoon, over the North' western, for her old Ifpme ft Yellow Springs, Ohio, for a visit, mam, iB tltfdirtfi fee tfeftfrett f 6wh* shifa f fell of IternSfiaft Gtof s of all Kinds, including ttfiy. Good futures had ilant ovet the Vouched fof.— .f hfey . A. JSficksoa, of fiaele dowa Saturday and called WsltCAK office, Mr, EH used to bethif tv miles from g Jis farm but now it is farther, which s literally true if the road traveled is considered, the prairie roads of old times having givea place to the sauare orners incident to the occupation of ,he intervening farms. Mr. gives a very cheering account Winnebago Summit, were visiting relatives m Algona last week, F, J. Kernan, of Wesley, was on our streets yesterday. Mr. Kernan has just been elected a director of the Wesley State Bank, says the Reporter. Dr. Warren Peters, a son of the late supervisor, J. B. Peters, is about to hang out his doctor's shingle in some town. He is a graduaee of Bush Medical College. Gus Wartman and brother, of Ger- mama, visited Algona Monday. These gentlemen are pushing an enterprising merchandizing business in the new town of Germania. Bev. W. T. S. Lumber, pastor of the First Baptist church of Norristown, N. J., is visiting his parents of this place. He will preach at the Baptist church next Sunday evening. It is the talk that Justice P.M. Barslou, of Bancroft, will take a law course at the State University. There is no doubt that Mr. Barslou would en joy an intellectual tilt with old Blackstone. jrpp prospect m his township where hi hinks more fain has fallen this season ban in this part of Kossuth, He savs mstures are good, and small grains are fine crop, while corn is up to the S *afflple(f showing here. fi e savs h? s I oats are going to turn out 50 toeobttafc els to. the aoi'e dr Jbd ^H be disappoint* ed. in fact he has never seen a finer stand of small grains, The latter are ripening much slower than in this section, only barley having been harvest' ed so far, The Wartman Brothers, the Ger-mania merchants, were down Monday, and they make substantially the same claims as to crops that are made by Mr. Erickson, of Eagle Lake. They report crops without exception in very JSTteSSJ 1 ^-"P* 1 ** ve « le good up there. The hay crop will toe J. W. tfeister, of Led- A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lacy, Will Lacy, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Buell, Miss Emma Buell, Miss Bubie Smith, Miss Mabel Smith and Chas. Coan left for the Spirit Lake region yesterday. Fred Corey, of Wesley, andC. S. Coffin of Burfc, had a difference of opinion as to the relative capacity of their re- specive fast nags in getting ahead. Coffin's colt took the money. The race was run at Burt. TTr 9- 1 4- Smith, J. W. Tennant, Charles Winkie, Frank Winkle, Ed Bircher Tho peoples' party congressional convention is to be held at Humboldt on the 36th of July. Kossuth county is entitled to 8 delegates. Judge Grosscup, who laid down some good law for the anarchist mob elements to ponder, was ippointed by President Harrison. Responding to the notification of his re- nomination, Congressman Dolliver sent the Webster City convention this telegram: WASHINGTON, D. C., July 10, '94.—Chairman of the Republican Congressional Convention: I send greetings to the republicans of the district in convention assembled. It has been easy to anticipate the action of the convention. I am grateful to all for the good will that is so cordial aud unanimous. This is a year when the people of the United States are turning to the republican party, not only to bring back the national prosperity, but also to secure the national safety, next to the flag of the republic. Let us cherish the achievements and the principles, and the traditions of the republican party. Your obedient servant, JONATHAN P, DOI/MVEB, Populism and anarchism have been having too much to do with one another of late, without a doubt. Hero is what the Humboldt Independent says about it: We read six different populist and anarchistic so called newspapers each week. Up to this date not one of them eondemn- the burning of property by mobs, or the ]V*i"lOVln rr f\r l+\*-if\nn-*-*4- vimMl.-f»«. __ „._ i_ _ Common, everyday people are not taking quite so much stock as they did in "sympathetic strikes." Another state goes into the Union. The bill admitting Utah passed both houses last week. A BEAUTIFUL APPARITION. ABOUT PULLMAN WAGES, Des Moines Iteg-istei" MILO, July 10.—Ed. Register; You will co $S? r v3 fav 1 r on msij y °* y°wr readers ),y publishing the maximum and minimum wages that were being paid to Pullman's men when they struck. The impression prevails that those men were on a starvation basis, tot us have the facts tnatour opinions may be formed accordingly, Ii. A. MANI-EY. It is difficult to make any general state? ment as to Pullman wages, and they have been scattered accordingly, as far a,s seen in th« papers. In the annual report for the' year ending July 31, 1893, we believe, the uujgbej'of employees on the payrolls was 4,0$, and ^,918,997 in wages was paid to them, making an average of 1590.65 each,, lhe ye§r Uefpre tbe average is given as «5JO,73 ucli, q?hjs is for the murdering of innocent working men who have been trying to earn bread for their families during the past twenty days, a heso papers are figuratively dancing in ghoulish glee around the blazing ruins of thei jparalyzed industries of the country amid the screams victims. and groans of dying Fort Dodge must be allowed the credit for originating the latest fad in church music, M las Edna Collins whistled sacred airs at a recent Sunday evening service at the Congregatipnal church in that city, says tbe Messenger, Miss Edna "delight' ed all by her pure WrdUke notes, and it was the universal opinion, w expressed by tbe pastor, that m\jsic could perform jts spiritual mission as well with a whistle as witb any other instrument," Of course, you mention it. Woman with Baby Flies High at Goldfield— Terrible Warning to Picnic Parties not to Get a Heavy Jag on. The always truthful Begister lias this special from a neighbor town: GOLDFIELD, July 14.—Something peculiar \vas observed at 11 o'clock last night just over Biverside park at Goldfield, whichrecalls the stories of visions seen in the heavens in the time of the great rebellion, and is supposed to have some connection with the present trouble between labor aud capital. The sky was burdened with heavy banks of white clouds that darkened the face of the moon and looked black in their own shadows. They hung low and motionless, as a few belated picnickers watched for signs of a storm. While they looked an apparition suddenly appeared in the clouds and everyone uttered an exclamation of surprise, It stood out white as marble against the dark background, an angel form of a woman carrying a babe m her arms. It floated out from a cloud- bank pressing the child to her bosom and looking heavenward and in a moment vanished beyond another bank of clouds. It made a deep impression on the minds of those who saw it and they declare that it wag no hallucination, as five persons saw it at tbe same instant. ion at once, and he halted his team and made a rush for the grove, Where he discovered his lost horse tied to a tree, and Davis just rising from the ground. Hiller pounced upon Davis and was giving him a fearful pounding, evidently intending to "take it out of his hide," but Mr. Drone suggested that it would be better form to give Davis over to the minions of the law. They accordingly took a couple of rum straps from their harness and bound Davis hand and foot, and in this condition took him to Sheriff Samson's residence and turned him over to that vigilant official. Dayie was brought before the grand jury Monday and speedily indicted. IT WAS A LIVELY RACE. This is probably the most expeditious arrest and indictment of a horse-thief ever occurring in Kossuth. Davis was brought in Sunday afternoon about two o'clock. It was the blind horse that brought detection and trouble to the thief. This is another illustration of the keen sense and instinct possessed by animals or men deprived of sight. The old horse.knew its mates as they passed along the road. That old horse will always have the respect of the community. Davis confesses that he had set out tor Dakota. He was in the grove presumably, to avoid pursuit and rest up for a desperate night ride across the state line. Davis was arraigned at ten o'clock Tuesday to answer to the indictment found by the grand jnry. He plead guilty and the time for sentence was fixed for today, and a number of other Algona gentlemen went to Britt Saturday to attend the races. They say there was great sport down there. "W- C. Danson set out for McGregor the first of the week. He was to be joined at that place by Edgar Butler, and it was the intention of the two to spend some six weeks in the woods of northern Wisconsin, hunting and fishing. Dr. Will Burnard, who is.well known in Algona, where he lived as a boy, and who has been Assistant Physician at the Independence Insane Asylum, has resigned that position and gone to Bock- ford, Illinois, to engage in the practice of his profession. Prof. E.B. Eldridge, who is well PERSONAL NOTES. F, S, Stough is in Des Moines week, this Dr, F. E. v, Shore will be at tjje of, flee of Call & Cowles Thursday ana Saturday from 9 a, m, to 12 m,, and 3 to 6 p, m, QQJNQ TO CLEAR tog department, the department in behalf qf which the present strike was precipitated, Ta^ng the manufacturing ^d pp? crating depaitments together, «J employees fpj thftt year was 1?,8Q£ pie, pyipg th.eoj 16,6^454.^, or a TOtr* tb«a m average of igft? each, Jt is nqt so ba4 with the republicans as e Ummetsburg pemocrat would wake whejj it says that -'Senator HJU is, thorough reppWic^n." If tbe dem* ocratjc national pl&tform of 189§ was 304, a fraud. Hill is the onjy democrat who 4id wot violate his oa^h, to support io his vote pn tbe Senate bill. you fcnow, deaounces duties fts unconstitutional, an d the t&rif! bill? you, aJsQ know, projected ftboujeyery* thing in wbipb tbe fputb was inures t<$, AT OMSAR JULY J9tb. Tbe Chicago, Milwaukee &' St, Railway Co. will run a grand excursion to flew Late ftu*. Thursday, J'Uy Wb, ,1894, at time tbe eminent Metbodisfi Bjgkop, C, If, Fowler, of MioBeapQl is, w jj} deliy* w Ms fjunow l^m^m^m It* W K JpePisl Misjeal attractions pa fb§ geoarob QMW* Pana will be tt attendee, A^pecJal train wilj leave AJgopa at 9:3,5 a. m. Fare for tbe round tr ip, including admission to the M? grpwnOj an4 lecture, will O, F. Hale, of West Bend, was in town yesterday. Miss Frankie Farley visited tbe family of Dr, Garfleld, lx : sberiff Graham, of Bancroft, was ,a visitor Saturday, S, P, Cbristianson and larl Tennant went up to Qkoboji yesterday, Miss Helen Starr en joyed a visit from Miss Hannab Switb, of Ames, Misses Carrie Jobnson and Minnie gbadie went to Spirit kafee yesterday, Bev,H,B, Butler arived bomeMon" day from McGregor, wber b@ visited bis son. C, T, Chubb attended tbe Qaa known to all of the old teachers of Kossuth and most of the old settlers, he is President of the Alabama State Normal School, at Troy. This office acknowledges the pleasure of receiving one of his catalogues. Cashier Wm. K. Ferguson and family arrived home Saturday from a seven weeks' trip to New York and the east. They went on an expedition to Thousand Islands and spent sometime in the Adirondacks, and altogether their trip was very enjoyable. They had an experience of strike conditions when their train was boarded bv U. S. Deputy Marshals as it slowed into Chicago. Jas, Taylor and John Goeders started out together in a very comfortable covered turnout. Apparently they were not out to fix up a dry goods trust, but on the contrary to get away from the dull routine of business and into the pure air of the prairies. They go to Sioux Falls as one of their objective points and will look over Mr. Taylor's Dakota ranch that is to be, They are not expected home before the first of August but when they do reappear in our midst it is expected that it will be with big appetites and lots of sunburn on their complexions. We Have dot to Move, Great reduction and removal sale now going on at tbe mammoth furniture store, Come early and avoid tbe rush; come while our stock is complete and get your choice, served, First come, J, B. first ^ Fellows i in8ta.Jlat.ipn at Wednesday 'evening, Bancroft last O,B, purdall is up at OrooUeton, N. Dakota,, tbis week, Mrs, J), is visiting friends in Albert Lea. n We opt donna ^ _„ pJytfil'.lKfifiwfr , 1 tbat we , of August- * Qt Webster City, earae up last week for a visit witb eW friends. Miss Carrie Coiburn eawe up from Hancock gpunty for a visit witb m relatives as Orr will do your painting. He charges to suit the bard times, Bemember tbe removal sale at J, B, Laird's furniture store; everything must go, CJeary, " j 1_ < 7 ** vanv\>i * WA. AJQU yard, who was down Monday to serve on the grand jury, tells the same tale for his section. The'harvest there is considerably behind that of this latitude, only barley and rye being cut so far. Other reports from the north end are to the same effect, and we conclude that the good people of that section are to be congratulated on the favorable outlook. DISCOTJEAGING REPORTS FROM THE STATE. CENTRAL STATION, DES MOINES. IOWA, July 17, 1894.—Another hot and dry week has added to the severity of this unprecedented drouth. Cool nights nave afforded some mitigation to the hot days, but the rainfall has been little more than a trace in any part of the State. Beports from all stations indicate that while corn is holding its own remarkably well, the crop has reached the danger line, and every day's continuance of the present conditions will i ower its average yield. Pastures afford but little feed, and stock require extra rations. Streams and wells are at or below low water mark. Potatoes show serious damage, and many fields are past recovery. Oats and barley are being secured in the best possible condition. Threshing of winter wheat and rye in operation. A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT. A Cannon Firecracker Explodes in Ben Haggard's Right Hand which will Disfigure it for Life—May Lose a Finger. Last Friday evening B. W. Haggard and wife started out to the Zahlten social in 1 a load containing about a-dozen •, young folks who were recalling Fourth of July memories by firing fire-crackers.- While yet inside the town limits, Ben ' lit a large cannon cracker and attempted to throw it in the road, but his elbow striking something, the large fire cracker fell back into the load and was- caught by him in his right hand,where it exploded before he could again throw it. He was immediately brought back and taken to his home and the wound dressed. It was found that the flesh had been almost entirely blown off the- ends of the second and third fingers, and the other fingers were horribly mangled, besides a ghastly hole being blown in the palm of the hand near the thumb. It is known that he will lose the nails on the first, second and third fingers, and it is feared that the third finger will have to be amputated at the first joint. Dr. Shore, who is visiting at Mayor Call's, is the surgeon. Mr. Haggard had been carrying accident iasurance which aggregated $75 per week indemnity m case of accident, but had only that morning written to' discontinue two of the policies, which leaves him $25 per week until his band is entirely healed. The insurance will, of course, be very acceptable, but will-' hardly compensate Ben for the lasting •• injury to his right band. TAKE THE BURLINGTON ? SPIRIT LAKE OHAUTAUQUA, The Burlington, Cedar Bapids and;-' Northern Bailway will run two grand, excursions to the Spirit Lake Cnauta- uqua, on July I3tb and J7tb. Special trains fpr each date will le^ve Fmmet- sburg jo,22 A.M, arrive at Spirit Lake- before noon, The rate for the round. done to order by Mrs, W». southwest part of AJgooa, Loofc for tbe Opera Hou9e Grocery ad, ' »ee4 of an j 'a. . -v , —and. efficient; nurse, please call on 1 trip, including admission to tbe Cbatau- qua Park will be $1.25. On July X3tb, Bev, Sara P, Jones of Gerogia, tbe renowned orator and. evangelist, will deliver bis famous loot* ure, "Gettbere," In commenting on tbis lecture, tbe Chicago Times says, "Sara Jones bits bard, Be strikes from tbe Bhonlder and spares no one,"' His lecture is mixed with fun, pathos And sermonizing. On tbis day tbere will also be a concert with singing by tbe Mpody Male Quartette pf Cbieago, Special train will return at &30 p, m, Tuesday July J7tb, will be GiA, B, Day, Dr, A. J. Palmer of Jfew - York City, will givebis tbri]HBgleeture H Oo». pa»y »! tbe J?ie no, Mores," @ai4 to be tbe greatest war lecture beard from py pJaWpim. Ge»i0r8At,iftortly before oe aiedt Ijstenfidi to tbis Jepture aufl wept like a eWW, Chaplain McCabe gwn j| tbe greatest address, on putrip^ igm ever deHvered* A grand Camp fire and BeuBiQR wiU be fteW SB this w.itb "jaMSt. Kiwi?,aM n mUJejYs & further . , , mpto ot WM. SMITH TILINQ, 8EWEB PIPE . M, Fjnnell, Qt tbe Courier, bis wie, 'ank f eUieris at Iowa MS ge in fh? ftU} Smith, of • - •' "•&<&';*!?'.'*i'y.* f , .•*?* :;;;i'-'*jm&$^**teX$&

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