The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1894 · Page 4
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Ait^^ BY MiLTdN StAfcB, terms of SubacHpttoh. &tid &il arrearages afe paid CLEVELAND The house and the president have at last abjectly surrendered to the, senate- The house on Monday passed the infamous tariff bill, which Cleveland so roundly denounced in his letter; and which the house has been fighting in conference for the past month. It is claimed that this bill outs an average of 10 or 13 per cent lower than the McKinleylaw.bat it puts a big tariff on sugar, not for the benefit of the United States but for the pl-opitiation of Louisi- Itis hardly necessary to add that AUfVt JLW«"— — - * .; -I, , wool, beinR a northern product, was put on the free list. The bill is confessedly in the interest of the sugar and whiskey trusts and intended to help the south and hurt the north. It is likely to demoralize both. KICK, BAKER, KICK. The democrats of-the congressional district got together in, convention at Boone last week, ratified the state hard money platform, voted down a free coinage,, 1Q to 1 resolution, and then nominated J. ,C. Baker, the the populist, free coinage* 16 to^1 candidate. At least they thought they did. It is now claimed thatoneLange was nominated after the convention thought it had adjourned and gone home, We do not see how Mr. Baker can Accep¥ti\abtrttna'tlpn l from an anti free coinage convention anyway. He undoubtedly would raise himself- in the estimation of the people, without lessening his chances of election, if he would spurn ihjg gold-bug nomination with the contempt th'at it deserves. , THEY DON'T. MIND IT. In the democratic state convention the bosses ran things to suit themselves, dictating the ticket arid the platform; the bosses were so badly beaten at every point in the republican convention that they now, insist that they never tried to run it. In the democratic convention a resolution rebuking tie central committee for usurping the functions of the convention in naming the permanent chairman was •muggled away and pigeon holed; in the republican convention such a resolution was adopted by unanimous vote of the full convention. The explanation of these differences is likely found in the fact that while the republican masses are taking a lively interest in the conduct of the affairs of their party organization, democrats as a rule have lost hope and do not care much w^o runs the .old machine nor. what becomes of it. •..••, hour of need. The populists are having a taste of the same experience. They stood by Debs and his rioters dating the strike, and now. Debs has paldjtheffi dff by announcing that he And Bs Anarchists are going to support the pojjjjfiHst paFty. This was a most unkind cut. *. ... • The Dubuque Telegraph is one of the most candid and discriminating democratic papers that we know anything about. It has charged the Cleveland democracy, which is the Iowa democracy, with about all the offences of the calendar, and it seems %>bj|ye great conjd^fce that it has P rove*7lH«ha3cnarge«^ Cine of its recent articles is appropriately headed "Democratic Duplicity." In that article the Telegraph tells about the anti-silver 'plank p| the-late convention,;,y ? The Sioux City Journal sayS f , A the recgnt Alabama clectiortl bites cry out that they have been frauded.V This is probably true. But then TEACHERS' INSTITUTE WEEK A Week of ttafd Study feting* thft ' "tutfe neat its'biose—Mefnofi&iLefcttite ' o*i -Louis Kds&uth by Mf. Md&lfd^, Night's Audience sftftt Withotit : th« Pt6ittiS(| Prtttch and Mis rayoh thutf day Night.—In&tittltfe Notes. de- Kolbite if the returns had showed a jbrity the straight democrats would raised the cry that they had been defrauded. This also would, probably have been. • \*_" . , . . • true. The Arkansas populists are in trouble. It has been found that their candidate for governor is ineligible for the 'reason -that he has not paid his poll tax for a number of years. However, as nobody ever supposed he would be called >on to take' the office, *b does not appear tKaC It ;M go fie to: mak'e any dlffcreafcc. v. •' ' J Adair burned up last week-.* When the fire got througft there Were butr-three business houses left. When a fire breaks out hi ..a-'town now,. it,, generally, means ',tpt;&l. destruction. It takes an unlimited w iter supply.and perfect..organisation for• fi ing fire to do anything now. that It is the Cedar Rapids Republican makes this cruel remark:-' ./. ••';. If there yet remain a single, man, nominated for office by the Ipwa democrats, who has not resigned, he is very much behind the times. He is out of sty e and might as well be out of the World. ;! rf •!. If the papers do not stop talking <abotit that prayer people will, begin to think that preachers arc made of the same dirt as the rest of the race and that some of them are just as vain, as'conceited and as soft as the unordained, , ; ; • . .;. The teachers and their instructors have been at Work without play spells all the week. They will be released from their hard labors to-morrow night only to be confronted with a condition ahd not a theory in the Shape of a hundred .hard questions next morning, failing to answer which, no "stiffkit," The address by Mr. |fi. P« McElroy, delivered before the Institute Thursday night, was ari eloquent tribute to the great Hungarian patriot and an instructive review of the interesting people to thei defense of whose liber- ties'he consecrated his life. Little Buth ..peed, .daughter, of. .the county superin- tendentjrecited very nicely a poem from the pen of W. H. Campbell: "The Mission of Kossuth." ' There was a good audience ou,t Monday night to listen to Elder Davidson's lecture on Charles and Cromwell, but the.speaker refused to deliver it because the seats were not all full. The large number present had come out in threat- toing weather and were justly indignant at the trp.atment they received. Prof. .French comes to-morrow.night. • WELCOME" AND. RESPONSE. THK FORMAL SPEECHES 'OF ; THE OPEN' „„„.., —- x 6 frhtt§ of ets' liborsV .Algona has gained a state fiotofiety on afeaotint of the great imm- bet of its studehCft who entered theare- ha of intellectualNsd'fiteBts *Bd bore away the golden me>ial$ of hotter* It would be ah utter ladkdf doe ar* fttion if you dfd not realize that victorious results wefe made pi only by the hand of soffie humble teacher. As a teacher 1 am now en* deavorittg to respond to aft addfess of Welcome, the lofty eloquence of which has never been stir passed at this place on atty^ former occasion. * * * Do aot be M, my friends, in thinkittjDt we do not appreciate the great benefits we derive from our attendance bete at these an* nual training schools, \yeare thankful that w« live in a county whose inhabitants place so high an estimate upon the value of the services of their teach* fflff m MOUTH IS Saturday «tfi<l Nights Soa v the garth ahrt fating Happiness to Spiral States* f hfe Gap PtiHftei i« Muc the t»aatuf6§ a* as to the Year's R»infcUL afid Mrs. egenfef, lesvitig W omes Sftttitday. W. Hay and f affii|rand Jfttt. 8et6hell were vlsltofs at Ihe lakea last Week* , , Miss tiola Mann edhtempifttes tflftk* ing a trip to Washington the lastof th* month fof a thtee weeks' stay irijhe Batioti's Capitol With bet brotnef Hot* ers. We are thankful that we ate.ft mitted to assemble in the metropolis of a county where its citizens are m touch and harmony with our daily efforts, We are especially thankful that our labors are confined to a field where the good judgement of Its electors, lias provided us with a chief educational executive whose highest ambition is to feast us upon a perpetual series of in* tellectual entertainments and whole; some benefits. The first installment ot the course will be enjoyed tonight, wherein the honorable lecturer will relate his experience as an American; Consul to Denmark. I see before ine the faces of many teachers whose eyes first opened to the sunlight of that far away northern clime, and they constitute the sweetest tempered dispositions of our fairest sisters. Then again the career of that cherished Hungarian patriot, Louis Kossuth, will be reviewed and we will be permitted by the shedding of a tear, to pay tribute to Thete was a beaty tain f t$ay night whiob-brought telief to the p|bt>le and tefrefltoent to the patched ieiarth* Iti Miatlliaota and even in the'^orthefn portion of this county the rainfall be* gan early in the afternoon,_ toft here it did not come until after darki 4i It was accompanied by thunder and.lightuing and damage was wrought/here and there by the killing of stock, Oji the DYH- Hutchin's farm a stack of bafr ley straw was fired by lightning, on the Boevers farm a horse in the pasture was killed, and atMr, Keek % in Burt ™ '--'••••• - bull was sacrmed. The night measWed one and one-tenth inches, according to 0. :D. Pettibone's rain gauge. On isatur- day night it was fourteen hundreth in- Ses°and Monday and Monday night it was three tenths of an inch, or over his memory ' also * The Register tells vit. 'pretty straight when it says: "Attorney General Olney only laughs at those who talk of impeaching him. He has his trust in Grover and Grover has put keeping." all his trusts in Olney's The Sioux City Journal knows what kind of work the school ma'ams are doing. It says: "None of the anarchists ever went •to school in any of Iowa's thousands of THEY COME -"-M.^- 4 _ Theteachera.assemble.d.itt.jpujijjistitjife, will fail to appreciate th,e, high ,va,lue set upon their work-unless they studyfche figures whiph'in (i ? cato what the Ja^j^ayeBS wiljingly. pay .every year fpr educational purposes. Last year year the total cost of maintaining the schools of the county-Was no less a sum than $64,680. . The total. tax r atiou in the county was $142,228.84, for all purposes, including the state tax. The school taxes are, from year to year, approximately half the total taxes paid in the county. There is no other object whatever to which the property owners of the county would contribute such an amount, but this they contribute willingly and gladly. It is worthy of remark that while other taxes are levied upon them they levy the school taxes upon themselves. Aside from this the county has $103,000 invested^ in its 163 school houses. The contingent expenses of the school system last year were $17,680 and the salaries of the 187 teachers aggregated $47,000, There were 4,282 pupils attending. one room school houses."' That's right.:- 1 i ' - - ' ' ' ' ' v -' " — _ • ' . Al Adams giycs in his Independent a .portrait of secretary' of Statfc ^ciarjand, but he doesuot.specify whether,,the.,Ufiict- ure" was made before or after taking his cure for rheumatism. ; Owing to the fact that the formal opening of the Institute was on Tuesday night, it was impracticable to give the readers of, tbe REPUBLICAN la^st week the, fine speeches of. welcome .and response delivered on that occasion, but we'here give some extracts from them. Willie Galbraith, speaking in behalf of Algeria sa*d in part: I appear before you tonight, at this formal opening, in behalf of the. citizens of Algona to .express their sentiment in regard to your presence here and to most cordially welcome you to our^ little city. Prom the offlcial records, to which I have had access, I learn that this is the .thirtieth time that the teachers of .this prosperous county have assembled at the call of their superintendent. Also that the initial meeting of teachers, Was .held during thpse dark years when the bilj- lows of war were deluging this Country in blood, and at a time wlien"the cannon and musketry Were murderously debating the question, as to whether,,pr not this land vof institutes, and. tree schools should, continue to exist. That question was happily decided, but sadly we realize tonight tbat the voice -m the saihtefi pioneer and Christian edu-... •__i -yi-i^fcx n r.iiarl tncrnt.her tnn little . \ , graphic' narration of the great strugglft of our English forefathers in the days of Oliver Cromwell. - We look forward with highest pleasure to the arrival of that eminent artist whos^ power; to instruct and entertain has been fully attested before many national Chatauqua assemblies.' Citizens, ybuyrill' be welcome rooms hers charge visitors where Of our at "Our training the faithful'Vnemf faculty aie ; in one-half inches Altogether regarding rainfall, given will be in order one and us bv Mr. Pettibone, will be m < hire! The total rai'nfaii of^ 1893 was 23.8 nches. That for Auguht of .1893 was only two huudredths of an inch, which Mr, Pettibone says was the liehtest for the month of August that ugutaou *.u» L _ _ i! rtn,«^^n« station for thelrsUev^months of this year^ was du'rine C the'month of July-was unex- dmfijthere being neithetf rain nor dew, and no dew fell du'ring the present month until the 10th, when the rain came It h'as b6ett showery "most of SieSe since Friday, night, and the sky has frequently been covered .with rapidly shifting clouds, whJe electrir ^^^^^^^^A Omaha home yestefday, acebmpaSied bt ber brother, We'd Itigbanii . ji A, Hamilton and bride returned froni tbeif trrp last eveiiiBg, , ••'•••• Miss Mia kattgdon and her .sisteit, ' Mrs. Emma Townsend, retttffled from their visit in central Iowa, Monday. J, A* BoneweiVof Montezuma, Iowa, is ib the couhty this weeki J,B. Davis, of fiacin«, Wisconsin, has been in in tbe county looking after his Fenton farm property, The wives of Bellew brothers, $ Htimboldt, are visiting Mrs. L. B, Mann^firvington. . Dr, Geo, W, Inghain, of; (Wmpia, Washington, is visiting at his old home in • Algona., ' The -G» A, B. Post and: the tadietf Belief- Corps tendered a reception to Col, Hicks, of Minneapolis. Saturday night. ' ' '" '" : ' ' •"'•'.•''' i '--> Wflsley. Beporter: Mrs/ McPherson and Mrs. George Halj, were fft't 'Algona Tuesday evening to hear "Prof* Baker's lecture. The Professor 'was "formerly principal of Algona's school'and also fate;tl, S. ppnsul to Copenhagen, The'Begiejter of yesterday morning brings news of the death of Capt. J. M. Hefiey, of Emmetsburg, a vet eran .of , _ the Mexican war and also of the civil war,,. H4 settled in Palo^Alto about tiMe that the Call brothers' set their in, Kossuth. H« was,: at on* Did you ever hear tell of tempered lot of patriots' as we have got in the present Congress? The senate especially seems to be all sugar and sand. The Times-Republican says that "a great many people don't know jtis against the law of Iowa to sell tobacco to any person under 16." ... .-..-.-. pato'f'who called together the little A SPENCER ELOPEMENT. THE PLANK ELUCIDATED. The Sioux City Tribune thus explains the meaning of the financial plank of the Iowa democratic platform: The democratic platform sets itself squarely against the pernicious heresy [that instrinsic val- ueisnot a necessary quality of money,] and recognizes in terms that equal intrinsic and exchangeable value should be the quality of every dollar. In regard to this fundamental principle there is up doubt as to where the democratic party of Iowa T. P. Bender, the Spencer Business and Mrs. F. J. Cory, o Dakota, are the Guilty to the particular question of the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1, the platform is unalterably opposed to ii This is for the perfectly obvious reason that sixteen weights of silver are not equal in intrinsic and exchangeable value to one weight of gold. Free coinage fails in regard to the indispensable condition which the platform sets up. There surely can be no-dispute as to this conclusion. If a ratio can be found upon which tlie coin of the two metals would be of equal value when subjected to the test or the melting not, then the platform calls, by implication, for free coinage at tha$ ratio. Until there is reasonable assurance that such a ratio has been found it does not call for legislation at all. It looks sometimes as though a -bright man could make himself a place anywhere. It wasionly fourteewyears ago that Victor F- Lawson stepped Into the journ* aljstic field of Chicago, then, as everybody believed, completely covered by newsr papers of great enterprise and unlimited resources. The Daily News was at once a pronounced success. In the same year the Herald was founded, a paper which does not rank second to any other In Chicago in ability, standing or patronage. An ia* stance in the same line is afforded by the Minneapolis ?enny Press, started in that ctyy of great newspapers less than a year jftgp, but whose 4aily subscripttpn list has already run up to 35,000. Toe Penny Press is published by Alden J. piemen, one of brilliant JoumftUsts of the Flour City. Clay county people are' stirred up over the elopement of T. P. . Bender, of Spencer, and Mrs Frank, J. Cory, :Of Watertown, South Dakota, Bender has a wife and family in Spencer ;and his gttilty partner has a husband and a daughter of eight years at Watertown. The deserted husband was formerly one of the editors of the; Clay County News, but is at present the editor ; of the Watertown Daily PubUcOpiniqn, Developments since ,-th'e^ elppement show that Bender had been at ^vorkfor a long time getting ready; for flight with the Cory woman. He is estipiat- ed to have been worth $50,000,' He was vice president of the Spencer First National Bank and was the head -of »• Company owning and operating a line of grain elevators on the Milwaukee road, and was known as a shrewd and successful business man. He put all his matters in good shape, and assigned to bi» wife all that be left in- the county, and it is not supposed -that h,e ,tpok more than $10,QOO with him. . Bender's paramour is a gay and ambitious wp- man whose husband was a man of high group-that constituted your fimfe: insti-'. tute is hushed in death torever. Th.e name of .Father Taylor will continue to be revered sis the potent force that called our local institutes''into exist^ ence. But it is a pleasure :'to mention!: that we nave with us this evening one-, member of that original body, and no less a perpon than pur own .worthy sup^ erintendent.' Members'of the so called, learned professions, when once in pos- session'oftheii?'diplomas, ; may continue their vocations^ without being sub]ectt, ed to yearly examinations.-- But realjzj, ing that the hope of the country de T pends largely upon the proper training Of its youth; the public demands that these' tests of your qualifications be re* quired.' Yesterday morning after a : profound silence of many weeks tbe t old school bell joyously announced yourj arrival. The vpverwhelmingly active^ response Which you gave to that signal! called forth from all who witnessed it the most flattering comments. As they looked round upon the happy faces I could:easily see that your attendance there wa& not :a burden, but a pleasure standing but not rich her fancy, enough to suit PJ. J.»iHiJ > . , . . Bender was a merchant m Algona. i,n the early days, when this town was toe terminus of the Milwaukee railroad. He was one of the grocery ftrm of Wildey & Bender, th^ir ptore being .in the old BusgeU House block, wb«re the Thoringtp» House now stands. The Hon, | ptATFORM 1 Livermore Gazette says that M WWti- Scruggs , C. Hanna from Wm, Once when Elaine was }nfon»ed that a certain public man wa,s opposing Wra» he "I rejn.eiftb.er eyer to bftve done higi expejteace with lecture befpre tbe sociation at Atlanta, Scruggs, was at one of tbe Atlanta, CPU . people tbere are considerably ed in Yenpulian affairs, It is tain when Mr, Hanna will self of tjbe invitatwn, but it tbat tbe lecture field is one of tbe„ esbesWdfUl at some time m life, and tbe aooner be begins* tb.es er bis bearer? can begin to enjoy benefits of it Ob! three cheers for tbe nice ers, also for tbe smiles you will, m tar calling on j to all. We shall have the pleasure, jointly with you tonight, of hearing that eminent scholar and educator, who, more than twenty years ago made the wjvlls of our old Algona College hall reecho the sounds of his manly voice. Through me our citizens tonight extend to you a greeting and bid you wh6 are tp direct the intellectual, progress of our young people for the 'com* ing year, a cordial welcome, THE BESPOHSE, : ' 'Responding tti this Miss Carrie Goodwin, of Burt, said; Citizens of Algona; The important and highly necessary duty of expressing the sentiment* of the assembled teaqhers here this eve- ing s'eems to have fallen upon me, When I consider the vast array of educational talent from which I was selected, ' I am truly surprised at myself that I could baye been induced to . assume sucb a responsible undertaking, But tbe true teacher knows no sucb word as fail, for she has, been taught from tbe time see received ber first lessons in the art of teaching, never to turn ber back upon obstacles however great or discouraging, Jn.tbe management of well regulated school work, tbe mil* itary customs of obeying tbe instructions of our superior officers, of neces; sitybas become a part of our code of lionor, * * * Marriage and death, in conjunction with, tbe inducements of greater wealth to be found in tbe pursuit of otber callings, have tended Co tbin tbe ranks of our veterans, only in turn to be'recruited by fresher and ounger martyrs to tbe cau^ J — v>,,», B v at all times during the;session. Continue to give us-your support and sympathy and I will pledge the honor of the teachers whom'l represent, that your children shall receive the benefits we derive from our attendance here at this 30th annual Institute. NOTES OF THE SESSION. Supt. Beed' says, that a number of ladies who have no intention of teaching have eaid they would .like, to attend some of the recitations,'f.-but the lack of seats prevents their doing so. The present is what is termed an academic session as distinguished from the normal Cession proper that is held every;0ther year, when the theory of teaching la most proininent 1 he sub- 'iect matter of the branches taught is this term the main thing, the method- 6f presentation being oa\% incidental. • Prof. Shoup regards the ^department the strongest he ,has qyer met here, and he has been here several •years. Anyone who visits thenlnstit- •ute will be impressed with t^e, high average grade of the teachers in attend^ anee and with,the deep interest they manifest in their studies. , Supt. Beed : is already at work on next gear's Institute. Probably one reason why everything works so smpth, ly in the Institute machinery is that the Superintendent bus so thoroughly planned it at the 'beginning of the year. It does'seem to be/regarded as the" chance of a lifetime to appear as a spe'aker before an Institute . audience. Supt. Beed'has had to resist a-good deal of pressure brought to bear by numerous parties; He has' confined the public meetings strictly to the program announced" at the start. Miss Myrtle Fox, of Buffalo Fork, is the institute organist. Several teachers are coming eight and nine miles to the Institute, driving In in the morning and returning home .at night. Col, Hicks has been a frequent and 'iiid everything-point^ta the renewa ;? X11U t3V&L'ywiu&-tfVA**V** .•*•*• . ~. -.,~7" " ~i . ' of pastures and gardens the replenish- ing'of the water supply and a new start for the'corn crop. A good many fields of corn were beyond help, but many others were developimrconsiderably .in spite of the drouth,, The latter will get great benefit from therms, which wiU , time SheHff of Palo Alto.- jLuYerne Beview: Jas. 'Taylor and wife, of Algona, passed through; tpwn 'Wednesday on r their r way to:-Livermore. . . . .Master Austin Bates, who haspeen spending a-feW-days With relatives .in Algona, returned home Monday. His sister, Gertie," is Visiting on the Ridge. : Emmelibnt'g Beporter: Miss Lenette . Wilson, of Algona, spent; several days of the past week in Emmetsburg visiting with her brother, H.J.Wilson. . . ; .B. JB\ Grose, of Algona, was calling on Emmetsburg relatives and friends, Thursday. He is the presjenj; popular clerk of courts and wilL.undpubtedly b^credited with a, cpntributum to Iowa's wealth which in the aggregate will be immense As'to the crop of corn that will be-barvested this year, there are many opinions, no two agreeing. There is some corn in this county that will perhaps measure up to the average cropfbut such corn anywhere in Iowa is very scarce. .Some fields on the other hand are a complete ruin. Everything has depended on the capacitv of the soil for retaining'moisture. InJipsr suth county that has always beearated high, and the power ot resistance,'to droughty conditions sbown this season has demonstrated that no mistake was made in this regard. In the state; at large the weather bureau estimaiedsthe Cbrn'cvop at 40p'er cent On the first v?f August. The first ten days of the month cut that slim perceptage down while the rains that have fallen, have UltUlX VJi ^UUXWO »Ii«. • " *•»»• j,v»«»«y « Brf « 1 *' lfc ~-«7 be chosen his ; own succeBSo^tthe coming election. '•,-•''" Liverinore Gazette: The pisses Mae Miller and Tbresa Korman, ,twp of Algona's popular ladies, were visiting the Misses Melavin one day last 'week, returning Saturday, their many friends hoping to; see them again' in the- neari future....There was a fery pleasar^" party of young people, at the CornicE home last Saturday evening in honor-oS Miss Gena Hanna, of LuYerne^ who' was visiting there and who returned to her home on Monday, i, , ' '"'* JLW.iaJ,.-' w— — » ---- - , the, .prospect greatly. timates fnat "With f a 'rnU«2 .The- estimates weather in.the future there is, a possibility of saving, one;thu;a of an average crop from the present reduced area;, of less than six million acres." That of much better yield in means a UUU1OD liiuwnu *• ^-— — --- ;- r. •t-4.- this country, because corn m this lati- fle.is fai ahead of what it is inwuth- ern and central Iowa. Making this estimate the basis, Kossuth county ought to harvest half an average crop. With the unexampled big yield of .oats A'WORSE SITUATION. .Anyone who thinks,we are ba^Jy.off J year should read-WhatS and wheat with blessed, such a which we have been turnout of corn will deeply interested visitor at the Institute. He spent bis .early .life as a teacher, and he says the Institute takes him back twenty-five ye'ars, One of the things upon which the Kossuth County Institute has,been praised by the State Superintend-, ent and others is the avoidance of any loss of time. This is managed by haying the instructors change rooms instead of the Institute members, It is a great scheme, ••••.. One of the great bits of the Institute, and one most enjoyed and commended by the teachers, is Peterson's photograph of a scene between Supt.' Beed and a disappointed teacher. The face of tbe latter is completely eclipsed by • combric, while tbe stonjr leave us, in very fair shape. ASSAULTED A NURSE. The Nurse of Mrs. Cameron, Mother of Mrs. Col. Spencer, Assaulted at Eau Clair, Wis., and May Die—Robbery the Motive. < A Sunday's special from Eau Claire, Wis,, gives particulars of an assault and robbery committed the night previous in the bouse of Mrs, Helen Preston, a sister of Mrs, Col, Spencer of this place. Tbe assault was committed upon Mrs. Wm. Wallace, a nurse, who was watching with Mrs. Cameron, the mother of Mrs Preston and Mrs, Spencer, who has been lying at the point oi death, seemingly, for some time. Mrs. Wallace beard a noise, in the kitchen about 2 o'clock in the morning, and on opening the door to learn the cause.was seized .by two masked men,,draggedjn- tpthe-yardaud beaten and kicked till she was insensible, /She recovered consciousness about 6 o'clock, and managed to get into the house. Mr, Preston,who slept- UP stairs, bad beard Sing, Mrs, Wallace was taken to Kome in.Eau Claire, where she now |he.S.ipux'jfJity tau'rp'al ''jpririts as thje statement of'," an inWimgeiit atid competent .Observer,"''w'bo^bas recently' Jrfede'a trip through Kansas' and Cpl-' pradb; ' "'' •'••' '- ''»' 'i- •. ••?, • "1 saw'the worst and most'-.desolate sight; of my life the other day,""he says —"riothing like it even in.-ravages of war. I rode nearly'200 miles across a., part of dorado and northwesternKanr sas, the journey occupying nearly a day,, and in the whole distance I did not see a single stalk of corn,',no$ at sheaf of grain, not a harvest field, .not a .stacks of grass or any kind of grain, .not a garden nor a vegetable .of ,any /> kl £°-r~ nothing but one continuous scen^of absolute crop failure, desolation' and dearth; The towns .arid villages are dead and almost desertea'.' .There is positively nothing for hyman beingu , and live stock to live on, and there are ' 'very few in sight- The Worst of it i»U that they have not had a crop for years Poverty and despair are everywhere." If you want a job of painting done pee Orr, , , . - ' . Buy your tea and coffee at the Opera House Grocery, They will save you money. ''' ;-[> * LOW EXCURSION BATES. KJWJHT OF CONCLAVE! . For the aboye occasion the. Western Wne will sell excursion tickets " on tbe back of a paper which... in his band, and which, as; nearly as can be made out, read; ,74ritn» <**, Gram, 60,"- It is a speaking. picture and represents a frequent occurrence in real life, • ,Miss Millie Taylor is tbe young lady who wai complimented, last jear by being selected to respond.fpr^-^°" h - ers a^the opening, exercises Burt girl too, and it is told -tbat is a rlgnlar nest of smart —'• ™ Tbe. eojspliiaef— v ""' win was one of , r . • and would any ' to WasjWB"gt<m. • *» an wwrn at the exceedingly low rate or One fare for the roiind, .trip; gopd for return until Sept. 45/1894. fottickete land foil information apply to Agents Chicago & ailway, 46-49 condition, LfV-V /• •- ,.. - • , • , rvc,v-vf'A''T,'>'^,* ' -- of th.6197 ulf jn tbP ft^bQoJs pf our powtv thl past wjnter, only three of namea appeared up OR the U|t tbat v«a> re- lace, bayebVw Written tbe day fc'etorV the asbijit w »s committed^ wbicb stated tb^t Mrs, Oamerc very low and mjgbt drop off moment, Sbe' fears that tbe. WWW»"f.'_ .511 ..._ lt .- nll)e seyjoui in Tbe motive of the - men taking BgST BOJJTEl TO TH$!.!P.&OJFJO OOAS? Is tbe Chicago, IJriipnPJ&ipc;/&i Nprtti- western line. 'Fa&t vestibjjieji timns of Palace sleeping cars, .f^e 'j^qjping chair, cars and swperb dining jaw. are ron daily, f row ppints m.,,Illinois and Iowa, through to, Fortiandi J&egps, with sieving carr" Francisco,0al.,,u,-. T ,^- r -,^..--„-, • ^ t .wm»sa$m , . formation, apply to agents ,CbJcftgp *% " ' ' ' ' W ASHJIf (yj,W» For the Bnigbti pi Pyfbtas Conelaye at Wi&|Wngtpn v P. Q., than nine pf this sewing l wprlj of tbe eat roea Qt awe nation r&cevw fe<

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