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TilK KKI'UULICAN, ALGOXA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1895. SO MANY tHlNGS I DO FORGEf. !>o many th'.n -« I tlo forpot, And fai-.i v.v-n! 1 1 tvuicinbor Bright thint-i-, i:;.ul things, irsy footsteps inet fiefore they touched Ducember, fent the homo where my childhood learned iti songs. And tho tfrc'9 where my father set them, And the brook and the bank where the pih< belongs, 1 never oan forget them. So many things 1 do forget, And fain would I remcmbefr, Bright things, wise things, my footsteps met Before they touched December, But the friends of childhood's long ago, By the mountain shadowed river— With a fadeless light their names shall glow Forever and forever. So many things 1 do forget, And fain would I remember, Bright, things, sweet tilings, my footsteps mel Before they crossed November, But tho blue of my nngcl mother's eyes And the tears of love that wet them, And the hisses of ono beyond the skies, 1 never shall forget them. Bo many things I have forgot, Nor wish I to remember, Sad things, hard things, I tell them not To April or December, But the ivies of the mountain wood, And tho scarlet plums behind them, Would I forget, them if I could, Forgetting who could find them. So many things we do forgot, And fnin we would remember, Ere feet that danced the minuet Have walked to slow December, But the songs that silent lips have sung Our memories silhouette them. We sing them over. We are young Aud never can forget them. —Julia H. May in Boston Journal. MAN IN THE MOON. It was tho last day of tho iato greal frost, and, unmindful of my 50 odd years, I undertook to skate 20 miles 01 so along tho frozen Lea. When I re turned home, I was tired—so tired that scarcely was I seated in my armchaii when I found myself nodding, and undoubtedly I should have fallen asleef had not an exceedingly strange circumstance happeued. To be brief, then, I was lifted from my cliair in my homo in north London, whirled through space for a couple ol hours and theu deposited gently but firmly on the moon. Scarcely had I recovered my breath when an aged man of veuerable aspect, whom I at ouce recognized as the man in the moon, approached me and inquired my business. I explained that 1 was an involuntary trespasser on his hospitality, and then, thinking as I was there I might as well learn something about the history of our satellite aud its inhabitants—supposing there were any —I proceeded as respectfully as might be to question the old follow. "Yes; you are right, " he exclaimed in answer to my query as he placed the load of fagots he was carrying on a projecting mass of granite and rested his back against the cone of an extinct volcano. "I have seen a lot of changes in nay time.- How old am I? Well, 1 don't know exactly, but it is some millions of years ago since my first birthday. "Why, bless my heart, when I was a lad, this old dried up moon was as bright and fresh as your earth is now. "Seas sparkled in the sunlight, brooks gleamed and flashed through the valleys and forests clothed with verdure the mountains now dead and silent. Aye, these were glorious times. The birds sang in the woods from early dawn to nightfall, the fishes leaped and plashed and leaped and plashed again iu every eddy and pool of our prehistoric rivers. Great mammals, some uncouth and some beautiful, but mostly the latter, roamed at will amid tho glades of our mighty forests. Then, after n million years or so, man came." "Man?" I repeated incredulously. "Yes, man," he reiterated rather testily. "Mau, of course. Do you think your earth alone has been the home of man? I tell you he lived and flourished, here while the earth was yet formless and void, a vast whito hot mass of semi- fluid granite. At first he was weak for lack of knowledge, and fought—often unsuccessfully—with the wild beasts of the forests for food aud driuk and raiment. Then as he grew older he grew wiser and carved for himself weapons of flint and wood, just as the earth man did a million or two years afterward. Our lunar men were very clever, too— very clever. Not so large or so strong as terrestrial mau, perhaps, but quicker to learn. Why, it did uot take us more than 200,000 years to perfect our civilization, " "Aud what happened then?" was my next query. "Ah, there you have asked a question hard to answer," quoth the old man sadly. "All I know is that one year there came a blight over all thiugs. It was not exactly a plague. It was rather a want of vitality in the atmosphere that reacted with terrible effect on all animate nature, Man, being the most highly organized of all thiugs living, was tho first to feel its baneful effects, and he dwindled and pined and finally perished, and the places that had been wont to know him knew him no more forever. "Then as the sunny atmosphere grew more and more attenuated the mammals first and afterward every form of animal life grew cold and dead. The lowest forms of plant life lingered for a few thousand years longer, until the last drop of water had evaporated into space, in fact, and then they, too, vanished, and the moon was left as you see it today, a dead world, without heat, atmosphere or moisture." "A sad fate surely, but you must have become resigned," J said soothing- Jy, for the old roan was sighing heavily and gajjiug fixedly into space as though he saw again the lost visions of lone livers he had been describing. "No, I am wot resigned," and he eboob his head elowjy from side to side. "Both inysell and. my gieter look fpr< to better $i«iei t9 ooroe." M ¥o,u,r gister?'* I M J was BO.* the side of the moou opposite to tho earth, amid mountains and valleys, tip- oil whose bold outlines no earthly eye has ever gazed. It is by far the 1 v e u1e of the moon, too, but she is .ng rather tired of living there «L . ..ilks about changing places With ine. I expect you would be rather surprised down below there if some fine day—or night, father—you found a woman in the moon instead of a man. Ha, ha, ha!" and forgetful of his recent fit of the blues the old chap gave vent to a hearty guffaw. "We should indeed," I replied, laughing in my turn, "although 1 fancy, unless your sister's appearance differs in u marked degree from your own, that we should scarcely bo able to distinguish tho difference. Ynu must admit yourself that one must possess good eyesight to toll a man from a womnu 240,000 miles away." '"Oh, bnt," answered tho old man, with a touch of family pride, "she is a fine woman 1 Not bent nnd bowed with ago like me. ludeed she is really 0,000, 000 years younger than am I. Then, of course, she dresses in—in"— "Tho habiliments stiitnblo to her sex," I ventured to say. "Precisely, nud, like all tho women here, is foud of dress. Why, when I last visited her, some 25,000 years ago, almost her first question was, 'How do tho women dress now on tho earth? 1 Of course there wasn't much to tell her bo- cause—well, the women of that day didn't trouble themselves much about dress, but I am thinking of paying her auother visit soon, and then I shall have a different budget of news for her." "But tell me," I interrupted, for I was not much interested iu tho old fellow's sister, "something about tho earth. You must have seen almost as great chauges iu the earth as in the moon." "Almost," was the answer, "but uot quite. My world is cold and dead. Yours is still alive, as was mino once, but your turu will como some day, and then wo shall both go circling through space, cold, silent and lifeless. But that," he continued, "will be many millons of years from now, almost as many millions as it is since I first set eyes on your planet. Then, as I said before, it was a mere mass of molten matter—a vast whito hot ball whirling round the sun aud carrying me with it. 1 remember as though it were yesterday the first beginning of earthly life. At first the seas covered everything, and beautiful specimens of marine flora floated everywhere upon the surface of the water, while in its translucent depths fishes of strange form and glorious coloring disported themselves. Theu tho dry laud begaivto appear, and by slow degrees tho great forests that shrouded as with a mantle all the earth not covered by the waters. For millions of years what you aro pleased to call tho lower animals were tho only denizens of their somber depths, and even after mau came it was hundreds of thousands of years before he oven partially dominatod the face of uature." "But was there uot," I asked, "au ice age?" "A what?" he exclaimed, with a puzzled expression of countenance. "Au ice age, " I repeated. "A period of time when the ice, which, as yon are aware, is always present at the poles, spread northward and southward until it enveloped almost tho entire globe." "Oh, yes," responded mine host, with the air of a mau tryiug to recall some long forgotten and altogether trivial incident. "I believe something of the kind did happen, and not more thau 100,000 or 150,000 years ago either. But it only lasted about 20,000 years, aud I had quite forgotten all about it until you meutioued it." This concluded the interview, for although I would have liked to have pursued my inquiries further the old chap suddenly snatched up his buudle, beut his back and resumed his orthodox position, at the same time indicating by a gesture that he was not inclined for any further couversatiou, "We aro right over Greeuwich observatory," he explained in answer to my look of surprise, "and I don't want the astronomers there to see mo without my bundle aud talkiug to a stranger too. It isn't respectable."—London Amusing Journal. feAfttH ROAD BUILDING. StRAWBEftRY CULTURE. How to Set 1'lants In Field and Garden. The Sest Varieties. Strawberries will succeed iu any soil that is adapted to ordinary farm of garden crops, though preference is given in favor of the loamy of light soils. The ground ought to be well prepared, drained and enriched. A usual plan in field culture is to set in rows 8 or 8j^ feet apart, 16 to 18 inches in rows, for garden culture 16 inches apart each way, leaving a pathway every third row. To produce fine fruit, keep in hills, pinching runners off as soon as they appear. Ground should always be kept clean and well cultivated. lu a bulletin on the strawberry, issued recently frovj tho Cornell (N. Y.) university station, Professor L. H. Builey attempts to answer the question SETTIKG STRAWBEUKV PLANTS. so often asked, "What are tho best varieties?" by tabulating tho replies of 110 growers iu different sections of the state. A striking feature of those replies is the various character of them. Scarcely two persons recommend the same varieties for the various uses. The replies show very distinctly how great are tho differences in the acknowledged merits of varieties in different places. Take, for instance, the six most popular varieties of tho lot—Wilson, Crescent, Parker Earle, Warfield, Bubach, Michel. In Oswego county, where a late berry is desired, Parker Earle far outranks all other varieties. In Monroe county Wilson is mentioned seven times where the other leading sorts are mentioned once, aud Parker Earle is not mentioned at nil! In Erie county Crescent outranks all others. Each important strawberry center has its own list of favorites. The most popular bsrry for earliness is Michel. Its closest second is Crescent, although tliis receives less than half tho votes 'Which tho Michel does'"'"Parker Eurle and Gandy contend for popularity as lato homes. All things considered, Parker Earlo is probably the best lato berry which has been well tested. The most productive variety is the Crescent, although the Parker Earle occupies this place in Oswego county, aud it is closely followed here by Haverland and Bubach. In general, Wilson and Warfield occupy second and third places for productivity. The best shippers are Wilson, Parker Earle and Warfield. Tho four kinds receiving tho most votes ns the best berry for home use are Bubach, Crescent, Jessie, Wilson. At Fig. 1 in the cut is Illustrated a plant set too deeply into the soil, whereby the crown is ' soon rotted and the plant dies. Fig. 3'shows the other extreme, the crown being too high out of tho soil. In Fig. 3 we have a plant hastily thrust into the soil with its roots crowded together in a bunch. For a correctly set plant see Fig. 4, where the roots are spread out evenly, and the crown is on a level with tho surrounding soil, the latter being packed firmly around the plant. This plant will live aud grow. The others will die. Tho young plants should be carried in a pail with their roots in water. Do not fail to firm the soil around the plant with the foot. Shade for n few days with old borry boxes, a handful of straw or any similar light material. Instructions 8v>r Grading, feolUhfr and Shaping -Material to Avoht. lii constructing new dirt toads all stumps, brush, vegetable matter, rooks and bowlders should be removed frorn the surface and the resulting holes filled in with suitable material, carefully and thoroughly tamped or rolled, before tho road embankment is commenced. No perishable material should be used in forming the permanent embankment. Wherever the subgrade soil is found unsuitable it should be removed olid replaced with good material foiled to a bearing. The roadbed, having been brought to the required grade and crown, should be tolled several times to com* pact the surface. All inequalities dis* covered during tho foiling should be leveled up and rerolled. On the prepared subgrado the earth should be spread, harrowed if necessary, and then foiled to a bearing by passing tho unballasted road roller a number of times over ev* ery portion of the surf ace of the section, In level countries and with narrow roads enough material may be excavat' ed to raise the roadway above tho sub- grade in forming the side ditches by means of road machines. If not, tho required earth should bo obtained by widening the side excavations, or from cuttings on the line of tho new roadway, or from borrow pits close by, elevating graders aud modern dumping wagons being preferably used for this purpose. When tho earth is brought up to the final height, it is again harrowed, then trimmed by moans of road levelers or road machines and ultimately rolled to a solid and smooth surface with road rollers gradually increased in weight by the addition of ballast. No filling should be brought up iu layers exceeding nine inches in depth. During the rolling sprinkling should bo attended to wherever the character of the soil reqtiirea such aid. Tho cross section of tho roadway must be maintained during tho last rolling stage by the addition of earth as needed. On clay soils a layer of sand, gravel or ashes spread on the roadway will preventihe sticking of the clay to the roller. As previously explained, the finishing touches to the road surface should be given by the heaviest rollers at hand. Before the earth road is opened to traffic the side ditches should bo cleaned and left with the drain tiling in good working order.—Streidiuger and Von Gel- deru. ABSfMCfS, LiiDS, LOAKS ASB Anibfose President. H. Vtee-Pr'es. K. Ferguson, CHshler. C, B. Sinitii, Ass't. ci&tt. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, IOWA, $SO»000* Money oil Itiiad trt loan at t-enftonrtble rittcs to parties ttlitf fnrhish flrftt-clagg seen rl if ttltettoft— to. tt. tttktehliuu S* A. forgnson, Philip Dottvellcf , i\ tt» Vesper, AmbroBe A. Call, It. H Spencer, Win, It. C5ASH CAP!TAL-S60,OOd,00. OFFICERS AND A. D. Clarke, Pres., 0.0. Chubb, Vice Pres., Tlios. H. Uihtfy, Cashier, Oeo. L Galbfaltli, Pfert M. Miller, Myron Bchehck, Thos, K. Oooke. Algroiia, GENERAL BANKING- Private Safety Deposit Vaults, interest Paid for Time Deposits, W« H, high am, President. Theo. ClU'ischilles, Lewis H. Smith, Vice President. Cashier Kossuth County State Bank. ALGONA, IOAVA. CAPITAL $5O,OO0. Incorporated under getieral laws of Iowa. Deposits reuelvnd. money loaned, foreign hnd domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and n general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. Directors—W. U. fnglin.m. John O, Smith. .1. I!, .lones. T. Ohrlsclillle^, Lewis H. Smith,.!. W. Wadswortli, Bui-net Uevine. H. M.Hlchmond. Pres. F. Smith. Vice Pres. A. It. Kichmoml, Hustler. 0. .f. Lenander, Ass't, Cash. THE PERFECT ROAD. Showers Farmers' & Traders' Savings Bank BANCROFT, IOWA. Incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. None but home capital Inverted. Authorized capital, $50,000. Foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, and a general banking business} transacted. Special attention given to collections. Insurance written, steamship tickets to and from Kurope. DIRECTORS—K. M. Richmond, N. E. Sheridan. A. B. Richmond. B. F. Smith. Samuel Mayne.O. E. Mallory, J. N. Sheridan. Paper Money and Disease. There is no place iu tho world where moro dirty paper money is handled from day to day than iu tho national bank redemption division of the treasury department. There are in existence some 8,500 national banks, each of which has outstanding bank notes ranging iu amount from $10,000 or $13,000 up to nearly §500,000. Every dollar of these notes passes through the hands o£ the men and'womeu employed in the national bank redemption division, This oJSoe has been in existence now for about 80 years. There are employed in the division somewhere about 35 girls and women. They handle "untold millious" of bills iu the course of a year, and if there was any danger from contagious and infectious diseases in old bank notes it would seem as though this would be the place to find symptoms. Yet Mr. Rogers, who has been chief of tho division for ten years, aud who has been connected with it since it was organized, assured the correspondent that there has never been a case of infectious or contagious disease contracted by cue of the employees of his office. Every ono of them handles the bills sent in for redemption. They avo counted and sorted time after time. They are tho dirtiest specimens of money to be found in tho country.—Rochester Post- Express. Spraying Pays, Each year adds evidence of the value of spraying, but you must not expect too much from spraying, said Professor Beach at the annual meeting of tho Western New York Horticultural society, |t will not take the place of thinning tho fruit or pruning or fertilizing or cultivating. It does pay, however, if you do it well and care for other conditions. Indeed no grower could aft'ord to do without it. The speaker laid down these rules: First, spray after tho buds break aud just before the blossoms open. Spray with the bordeaux mixture, com" posed as follows: Sulphate of copper, 4 pounds; water, 45 gallons; lime, 8 pounds. Second, spray just after blosr sowing ceases with the same as the above, but add 4 ounces of paris green for the codliug 4noth. Third, two weeks later again spray with the borcleaus mixture aud the paris greeu. Some of the exports at the stations are urging the spraying of the dormant wood for apple scab, They claim that there is everything to be gaiued and nothing to be lost by early aud prompt notion and the use of strong remedies at a tinje whew the infection is least scattered auct least protected. Others tell that their experience with grape diseases qa,s shown tho value of spraying the dormant woocj with strong fungicides. Blessings Kiglit and Left as It Wends Its Silent Way. The following extract is from a speech delivered at the Minnesota good roads convention: Every one's iucome is divided into two parts. One of these ho is compelled to make use of in supporting existence; tho second part is. disposed.'of Mil the way which his judgment tolls' him will be best. This leads to the inquiry whether our surplus is judiciously spent. Are we buying the greatest amount of comfort and permanent good with tho portion left at our disposal? Would not model roads be of greater benefit than our tobacco, liquor, tea, circus and other show moneys bring? Would they uot moro than balance the good times we have hauling our produce tho rough miles of mud, at such fearful cost, iu extra labor, repairs, horses, oats, in wear and tear of conscience and damages to character? It is certain that bad roads make weak, struggling churches aud poor, ill attended, lifeless schools. They necessitate a .life of seclusion which walls the path of social progress. To sum up, a perfect highway is a thing of beauty aud n joy forever. It blesses every homo by which it passes. It brings into pleasant communion people who otherwise would have remained at a perpetual distance. It awakens emulation, cements friendships uud adds new charm to social life. It makes the region it traverses more attractive, the residences more delightful. It stimulates a spirit of geueral improvement. Fields begin to look tidier, shabby fences disappear, gardens show fewer weeds, lawns are better kept, tho houses seem cozier, trees uro planted along its borders, birds fill the air with music, the world-seems brighter, the atmosphere purer. The country is awake, patriotism revives, philanthropy blossoms as self ishuess fades and slinks from view. The schoolhouse aud the church feel the magic influence—the wand of progress has touched oven them, the old are youug again, the young see something now to live for, and to all life seems worth tho living. The daily mail reaches each home, The rural cosmopolitan "feejs the daily pulso of the world." DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES Abstracts of Title. Our books are thoroughly complete. None but experienced abstractors has ever written a word in them. Our work is done by competent persons, and is guaranteed. Good work will cost you uo more than poor. Bring your work to us and you may be sure you get what you pay for and take no chances. E^-REAL ESTATE FOANS, FARMS AND WILD LANDS. HAY & RIOE Opera House Block. Algona, Iowa. OFFICE OVER ALQOXA. STATE BANK Abstracts of Title, Rea\ Estate, Loans, """. *and Insuranee. • Not Necessary! _ can sell you a nice new five-drawer Sewin g Machine at $20, a still better one at $25, so it is not necessary to send your money east to get a machine that when you get you will never know at what factory it is made, and when you should need repairs you may not be able to get them. It, also, is not necessary to think about the freight, f or— W1NKEL PA Y8 THE FREIGHT. J.B. "WI3STKBI-.. low is the Time to Insure! 09999 BEFORE THE LIGHTNING AND TORNADO SEASON OPENS All kinds of Insurance sold by The Bancroft Insurance Agency--], A, Frecli, Prop. HE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR CONSIDER A.TION ! Company. Cash Capital. Assets, Aetna Hartford ...... : ...................................... §1,000,000.00 ;"^ ' Forward to the Chase, ought to take some rest," said, the sympathetic friend- "Can't yog go fishing or something like that?" "Well," replied Mr. Weary, duck hunting pretty soo«," "Where?" m F.JWW*- of a t^- of the BJpreJlo Class. Cherries of the Morejlo class are I more acid, and, hardy as apples, very raB°h Jess liable tp rot than any of the sweet Pherries t and are popular for ogw- jijpg, and far these yeasons are gepei ally moi-e profifcjbje tgt a wop, as ^ey aje lm liable, to Nt, a longer tine m ty For Good Roads. The Minnesota good roads convention bold in St. Paul adopted among others tho following resolutions; That a state road fund be established similar to the school fund, possibly diverting to this fund jnoueys arising from the sale of lands given the state by the general government for an internal improvement fund. '•'• ' .That the moneys arising from the provisions recently enacted as an amendment to the state constitution relative to the inheritance tax shall form a part of a state road fund, That all taxes for building voads shall be paid in mouoy unless, in case of township taxes, it shall be otherwise ordered, at the annual to'wn meeting. That all untaxed lands iu the state should be compelled to pay taxes that roads and other public improvements be made, That a suitable law bo enacted to induce ov?uers of heavy •wagons to us$ wide tires, Our facers, pf 75 ojp JQQ years a gp, built }p»g Maes of turnpike gtraigM Qvejr hills a»4 alo#g valleys, it jjai _ir '" M ?10,847 r 816,36 5,588,058.00 6,754,908,00 5,191,055,00 3,345,353,00 1,803,097.00 1,081,697,00 463,314,00 Northwestern National, Milwaukee , •.. 500,000,00 Bockford, Rockford .,, S£ffi5 State, Dels Moines 300,000.00 LIFE. MASSACHTSETTS BENEFIT TJFE , ,,'. 107,000,00 Insurance iii force, $39.000} Policy holders, $1,100,000; Cash surplus, $10,150,000, paid in death losses. » LIFE AND ACCIDENT. Aetna Wfe & Accident Insurance Co Assets, S43,977,f>SG,Qf.'. We believe this is as good a statement as can bo made by any agency jn tbe,' we solicit your patronage, ww •fcb'&J I- BM?A»MBIW» JWQ. 4, RYAN'. (Successors to 0. L, Dealers, Algona, lowi ?rtwrttto_Bw.?PM^.«H^ ., v ,,,x,, to enounce to the reftdeTS of the. KWWBUOAH SH»t vye U&V.e „ „ f5es lor tUe selling of iarius »«4 uu'wpvpYea Ipds Jn NartUem Jpw«^ »ynd we »ha wishes t<? dispose ot their property, t« en/ll on «s'at our oftiee ia, A§ 8.0,00 a? spring opeivs we Have »liu'se iiuub^r pi auramen I};? Sealing »«^i°l you*w»uti ^"se^yow propwfy |or wbql it is worth, i wifb us. • Voui'S r««ueo(fvj]ly. Foundry and Machine Shop. We MULUIQA& OHNSTIPTi Frpps, i repftU'iiw 9-f «U kiafe. .Ir»u*«,4. JM'ft?f ewttniM,^ 'M p Hirirr Bui**)' ^,':4t

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