The Postville Review from Postville, Iowa on September 3, 1892 · Page 2
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Ttw ?ostvillc Weekly llcvicw- 5P03TVM.LE, SAT-DAv, SEPT. 3. W. N. BTODICK. Editor. 4>i/<->v.f .K the po -tfofKer <K /'e -sfrif .'e , btfatii-thixs rr.j'If. Tin v told and it made us shiver, I of soveral men. was as wanton ami j that nobody less wealthy than a banker. I cruel RS it was unfortunate. A state of ' could hope to wear wooleu clothing, as • affairs existed there, brought about by • prices would be doubled up. Hut the ! the workmen, which made it hupera- ! worst of all wa*. ami tt is what hurt the tiv« upon the eompam, to seek aid to , • ,.,, „,„,„,.„ ;„ .„ . r 1 i man of tetter and luore maiuio judg' j abused elas< known as country editors . maintain it in its legal rights. Despite | mcnl atul greater experience both as a j more than anybody e!se. oven the. Un lno f ac ( < tns t the wage earners of ; business man and in congress. Upde- i dinner plate, that we tiad been won't to i xmi rica art the ben paid upon vhc i graft" wovild represent the district with i ' . ' ! creator honor than Butler. ] oUeleil Hon. Walt Butler two years j commercial success, whether he is in a | ! ago. If the voters of the fourth dis-1 location that makes a private dairy! i tv'iet will stop to consider their inter-} possible or whether while not wishiug i ests Mr. Updegvafl" will be elected by ; to be a dairyman ia the strict sense of an overwhelming majority. He is iu i the word, he must iiavo an income every way superior to Mr. Butler. A J from the cow's milk as well as the! National Republican Ticket.; article of domes For President, BENJAMIN HAKK1SON. of Indiana. j Vor Vice-President. ' WHITK.I.AW HKIH. of New York. ' PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS • WK Kl.FOTiMtS AT l.ARi'.r.. A. B. Cnir.mings of Polk. Milton Kemley of Iowa. DISTRICT ELECTORS Firs* W. M. Walker, of VjinBuren. Second Chris. Lewis, of Johnson. Third C. V,. Albrook. of Hardin. Fourth H. V. Hancock, of 1-ayette. Fifth Henry Stone, of Marshall- Sixth B. V. Carroll, of Davis. Seventh K. 1\. Hayes, of Marion. Kiglith.. . . L. C Meclien. of Appanoose. Ninth. ..John Linett. of Pollaw atiaiuie. Tenth ,Z. A. Church, of Green. Eleventh .K. IV Chasselc of Plymouth. STATE TICKET. Kor Secretary of State. \V. M. McFAI\LAM', uf Kmmett county. eat. our frugal meal of potatoes and salt j lBe0 u ( ,[, 0 ^rili. there is a strange from, had been taxed entirely beyond ! ; „ ues i among them, and in view of our reach, as had tho knife and fork '• this, perhaps the company acted which sotiv editors had been known to j unwise in not at once appealing to tie occasions. In short every ' the authovitiei of the slat*. Yet not- tic use, except No. ll> | withstanding this error, on the part of Dutch standard sugar, was to bo so j t i, 0 ,-ompany, the gravamen of the I high as to be entirely out of reach of j trouble is tc be found in the workmen I the p ,Huer classes. It is no create: h The close. fourth district is regarded as If the people vole according to cow's calf. As he looks on the monn- i tains of beef tinished with an artist's ' hand he must remember that these show the possibilities of the breed uuder the best conditions and often without regard to expense and he mu.-l Hot expect these to be reproduced on For AttoriK JOHN Y. of Mills i- General. STONK. count v. Foe Treasurer of State. BYKOX A. BF.KSON. of Marshall comity. Kor Auditor of State. C. G. MCCARTHY, of Story county For Railroad Commissioner, G . w. pKKKiNs, of Fremont counlv. that this picture of despair drew the ignorant masses to the democracy like ilies to a molasses b.vrel. But when the same argument is attempted this \ear the smile that will cover the faces of the audience will be both childlike and bland, and this will elicit our sympathy for tl.e speaker. For white he repeats these exploded prophecies we know that ho knows that every child knows that not one of litem were fulfilled. Kvery hour of every day during the past two years every article j mentioned could be bought just as j ; cheaply at retail as before, and many i of them much cheaper than ever before. Ami if the logic of our friend is proven | novthless in the past how shall wo put I confidence in his prognostications for i the future? He knows we cannot do it, I and in his dilemma we tympalhire with him. I An.l again, two years ago, ho told us ] plaintively that free silver coinage was | just as crying an issue as free trade, j and said the democracy could and j would take no backward step on that But lo, and wonder, going on a strike, and illegally dispos- thoir party afttliatloiis the problem as 1 his farm unless he at the same time is sessing the company of its property, and by force of arms preventing the owners from exercising their legal rights in the management of the same. Another and most inhuman position oc upied by union labor organizations is in denying, to a non-union man. the right to seek honest employment, wherever his hands may tind something to do. There can be no justification for this, it is both unlawful and contrary to tha dictates of humanity. As well might a church denomination, or a lodge fellowship, say to a man you must join this or that organization, or failing to do so, if yov attempt to engage in business in this community, it will cost you your life. So the attempt to nssassiuatu. 11. C. Friek. was but the legitimate outcome of the situation created by the strikers. Their every act and word l«d.'np to that deplored occurrence. No matter whether they had a personal understanding with the crank anarchist to who shall represent the district for the next term cannot be solved until the votes are counted. All things considered the people of that "district should lay aside party politics to such an extent as to make Mr. UpdcgrafTs election sure. The Times says ihison business principles for it believes that Mr. Updegrafl'can do the district much more good in congress than his opponent. The voters should consider this point well and in doing so Mr. Upde- gratT will receive a great many complimentary votes from independent democrats. The Times congratulates the republicans of the fourth district on having such a harmonious convention and iu being so thoroughly united in the determination lo elect their worthy nominee." THE CONDITION WHICH TRONTS HIM. CON- iMinnear-olis Tiitnmc 1 Labor Commissioner Charles F. Peck, of Now York, is a good democrat—an appointee of David B. Hill. Commissioner Peek has made an investigation into the growth of New York indestry snd wages. He makes a comparison of industrial conditions iu 1S;H with those of 1S90. What dees he discover? The democratic press of the country has secured reports of two or three hundred cases of wage reductions since the paisage of the MeKinley laritT. and to ] lias paraded them high and low as con- willing to acquire the same skill and go to the same expense. He must always keep in mind Ins environmAit. his commercial surroundings, his purse i and his aptitudes, and look on tho dis- ' play, not as a boy goiug to see a show ! aim prepared to gaze at the auimals ' with wonder and admiration, but as an j in'.clligcnt student with an eye to profit j as well as general information. Tho j farmer who deliberately sets himself at ! a single fair to the study of the different breeds, their environment, their adaptation and their possibilities will have made a fair start in the way of special education as a farmer. A fresher and no less profitable line of study will be found in the sheep pens. Here, again. w# have two great divisions, sheep with which wool is the specialty as, for example, the Merino, and mutton the incident; sheep in which mutton is the specialty and wool the incident, as the Southdown, and sheep that aim lo produce both mutton and wool, with the tendency to give mutton the preference, as the various Downs and larg $2500.00 Worth of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks and Jackets, just received at SKHLTOK & TANBBMAN'S. RAILROAD TIME-TABLES Come in and look them over, trouble to show goods. No On and alter .Sunday. Nov trains on the C. M. & St. I' leave Postvillc as follow*. flOl.NO EA ST. Passengers. No. 2 No. 4 (night) Freights. No. 10 Chicago Stock . No. 6 Way. .7 No. 12 Milwaukee S:o';l GOIN'J WEST Bassengers. No. 1 night No. 3 Freight?. No. 7 Way Freight.... No. tf lime Freight No. li Time Fre!_\;t... All Freight train; nn-nO-r No. 12. carry pa>-*r.;.<-r* w! < with proper tr.".ii.«j...r'ati'.r. between N. Mf(ir»-''.r :.t .! .' M. E: T.w.. B. C. R.&17.P.. i <••.'!, I'.V Will • 1 p. . 11 a. 4:1(1 j, 11: m m. a.-, ni. 1 b: CONGRESSIONAL TICKET. For Representative Fourth District, THOS. ITDKGBAFK. of Clavton oouutv. OUR CANDIDATE GRESS. FOR CON- It is not necessary foi the press of this district to introduce HON. THOMAS UPPEOR.VVK to the voters. For more than a third of a century he has'been So prominently identified, both as an attorney of wide practice and influence, and as a prominent figure in politics. eat national issue j.-.hold! the republican senate passed! j the bill while the almost unanimous : j democratic house smothered it. and neither national or state convention indorsed it, and Cleveland is the most ultra anti-silver man in the country. And thus again our sympathy is extended to the "bereaTed.'' In all directions our friends have a hard time of it this year. They won j their great victory two years ago j because the MeKinley bill had just i been passed and everybody feared that j wha* the democrats said might in a I measure prove true,—that prices would I be greatly raised. The democrats ; have taken advantage of this scare to , asinine that the people are still scared, j and that they will now stand entire | free trade. In this they will be woe- j fully mistaken and we sympathise with I • them in advance for that. Prices have | ! declined, the conntiy was never so | prosperous, money was never so plenty with this people that his acquaintance ( and cheap, imports and exports never Is as general as that of any other man in the district if indeed it is not more So. Twiao he made a canvass of the district ns a successful candidate for congress, and had he made the ean- vass the tki.'d time, as his better judgment warned him to do. he would have again been easily elected. But the congressional and county committees unwisely r.d\'>od fciui lo remain at home, as i' would be beneath t:ic were so heavy, and all sensible people — or at least the majority of them—will be willing to let well enough alone, and will so vote. \Yu are pleased to see that the democrats are more willing than usual to arrange for joint discussions. We are not only pleased because it will in a measure force both parties to hear both sides but because we car. see no iher war but it must result in a dignity of a congressman to either ! other way Mil it must result in a eom " " \ plete walk away for the republicans j every time. AYc know ther* is not one ! democrat in ten in Iowa who is a tree trader in the light of Henry Wattersoti | and the national platform. The speakers will be forced to the advocacy of tha platform, which, as its author says, means the putting back of sugar, tea, coffee, etc., on the dutiable list, , , . thus drawing direc'.lv from the people should be elected both he and the peo- , j,-,^^ annna ,,; wMch the pie will know that every inch of ground j hoan ^ ^-.^ ^ ^ will be ably contested meet iu debate or to make a contest with such a nondescript as Calamity Wcller. Hence it was that not a republican speech was n.^ue iu the district that year and the election went by default to the chagrin of democrats as well as republicans. It is not necessary lo say that this experience will not again be repealed. If Mr. Butler do the dastardly deed that he did: their whole conduct, since the incipient moment of the strike, made this, or any other attempt at human life, the logical workings of what (key claim to be their rights. Said claim as we learn it from this particular instance, and all others of a like character, consists of the right, on the part of labor organizations, to dictate to owners how, and in what manner thry shall run their business, at what wages, and whom they shall employ. Con this matter over whichever way we may, the moral responsibility for this cowardly act, an i all other unfortunate occurrence*, as a Tcsult there­ from, rests upon the amalgamation, and those who profess to uphold them in their lawlessness, and there is no parity of reason that can shift the blame from off their heads. This thing of men being a law unto themselves, gives rise only to death and carnage. This is being verified, by the loss of innocent blood, in many parts of the union, where strikes seem to ba the order of the day. Such proceedings are. and ought to be, deprecated by every good citizen of the republic, as they strike at the very foundation of government, and give warning that anarchy is abroad in I he land. Anyone who does not regret such occurrences is no good citizen, and hn ought to seek an abiding place elsewhere than in this land of liberty He should know Una liberty consists not in a license to act regardless as to how it affects others, but in every man SKELTON & TANGEMAN. lusive evidence that the MeKinley bill has oppressed the laborer. But what docs Commissioner peek find in the single state of New York? He timls S:>.717 instances of wage increase. He finds in New Yotk aloue, a nc. increase of Ji>.;>77,9-i'i in wages for the vcar 183i as compared with 1S:>0. The stimulus to New Y'ork industry under the MeKinley tariff is shown iu the net increase of $Sl.;?lo,lS0 in New York'* production for 1S91. as compared with ISi'O. Of the state's 67 principal industries, 77 per cent show an inereaso either in wages or product, or both. It is a condition, as well as a theory, wliieh confronts the Honorable Grover Cleveland, of New York. It is the industrial condition, as well as political, in his own state. breeds, and sheep in which both wool and mutton are the objects, with the tendency to give the preference to wool, as in the Delaine Merinos. In these again we have the divisions into long wool and medium, into large sheep and medium sheep and no man should decide in favor of one or tho other without taking into account the character of his pastures and his own tastes and qualifications as a shepherd. We might carry the illustrations into hogs and horses, hut we have said enough to show that these different breeds arc not to be gated at and in a general way .admired, but to be studied and that, "too. from the point of his own barnyard. We can conceive of no farm in the prairie states for which the farmer might not select a herd of anv kind of" stock which would be the best for him. or, at least, _ he might select two in which there j Tj" 0 ' B'I\{>.\ might be, room for an honest difference of opinion, but of which the merits would be so nearly balanced that ttie differences could nevei be clearly demonstrated. It is to this kind of study tha! we invite our readers as they attend fairs this fall, fully convinced that we arc suggesting a course of investigation that will be at once educational | in the highest Sunse of the word and profitable wilhkl. AUSTRALIAN PHYSICIAN3. IOWA SAVINGS BANKS. The savings banks of Iowa on June 30. showed total deposits of 9'2t>.- 115,SS4.So. an increase of >.i.'.'9S,SS9.S* over the same date of the year previous. The state banks on the same date showed deposits of $16,361.011.M, an increase of $S,4t».7tiiVs<4. The total deposits, therefore, in these two classes being maintained in his rights as guar Should Mr Butler choose to make another school j district campaign he will be met at or : followed lo every school yard in the j district. Or if he wants joint discus- j sions in all the prominent toivns of the district he can be accommodated with them. Our friends of the opposition will be givon all the campaign of education they desire. It is needless to speak of Mr. Cpde- graffs rocird in congress. He was universally conceded as being one of the ablest men of the lower house, and for as new a member his influence was as great as that of any member of that body. This, should lie be elected, will place him at the front, ou a par with the old members, and give hiui a position on the important committees ney- «r neeorded to new members. As the nest houso is to be republican this is of great imponnnce. We say without hesitation that it will be bettor for (his dislriet, regardless of party, to elect Mr. Updegraft than his opponent, and he is going to be elected. This district has never elected a democrat but one terra st a lime, and never in a presi- identKi year, HUMAN SYMPATHY. party This is estirukteii to mean at least $20.00 to each family in the United Stales each year, and as these necessaries, except a limited amount of sugar, are not produced in the United States, nobody is benefitted, and it beeomes the same as a direct tax on all the people. We want 10 hear a speaker in Iowa with enough sand to advocate such doctrines before an audience in a joint debate. We don't believe the democrats ticket would receive three votes in Postville if the voters dreamed that democratic success meant the relaxing of sugar, tea and coffee. And still that is just what their platform means, and what its author says it means, and what the parly will do. Give us the joint debates and see how we will come out. anteed by the fundamental law of the land, and that everything, in violation of this, is anarchy. It is a common principle that a man is entitled to the possession of his property, with the Tight to run il in his own way, also to employ whomsoever ho may choose, and at whatevor rate of wages he sees tit: and it is also, as much, the right of every man to seek and engage in honest work wherever such employment may be found, and so long as they act agreeable to law, no power on earth has any right to deny him tber.e privileges. This is the guarantee of iho constitution: and so j tions. If, in addition, the amount of small individual investments in build- 4711,300.SO. an increase of fS,694,6StV22 in one year. The people of Iowa, estimating live persons to a family, thus have on an average call assets of $100 per family, an increase of $'20 per family during the year. This does not take into account the deposits in national banks, which equal if they do not exceed those in either of the ether classes. The people in Iowa, in addition to the debts they have paid, the improvements they have made, the property in other slates which has been bought by her citizens and the many ways in which money has been otherwise invesleo, have added during a twelvemonth to their call assets an amount which cannot be les.- than $12,000,000. That the state bn» reached the savings bank period is further illustrated by the fact that during the f ast three years the savings banks in owa have increased in number oter 800 per cent. It is doubtful if any other slate m the union can make a better showing than Iowa. What becomes of the wild assertions of demagogues to the effect that money is growing scarcer and the people are becoming impoverished in this slate? The increase of wealth, of savings, according to these official figures, is tremendous, and at ! the same lime ihey demonstrate, tho distribution of properly among the many. The savings bank totals are made up of small individual aceumuls "Weather and Crops. DES MOIXES, Aug. S«. 1S9!. — Hie temperature of the past week was very nearly up to the seasonable average and the rainfall was abundant and well distributed. The conditions were generally favorable for the rapid growth of the unharvested crops. Corn has made good progress, and three weeks of favorable weather wiil place the more advanced lields beyond danger. To ripen Uu- entire crop, however, ihc coming mouth nmsi be warm, generally dry and free, from killing frosts. All reports of threshing con- fir in previous estimates as to shortage of the crop of oats; the lctr.1 yield cannot exceed (i0 per cent of an average, and the quality is bekov grade, fall plowing is progressing rapidly, and a greatly increased acreage of winter wheat n ill be tdanled. K&ffulur UpmedtM Which t>>« llllbj pile* to (he I)l*em»e<t. ' The natives of Australia have a eus- ! torn which re::der» hospitals f^r incur- i nbles a curertlulty. v. hen. ,if;.:r a :;ag- j nosis. the J>tlto. or native do- tor. ilecidi • I that hts pa'.ie::t is Incurable, h:s fr.. :;.is I take him by ih' forelock aLd bury hlra, , by this simple method puttiu^ hi::, out 1 of bis misery, saving thrzusi'.vc- tie J trouble of uursii.c: hire, aui i-:"fc ;.y baeking «j> the ;u-.:»;;:.'.is; ot the bilbo ty I giving the p-.t'.ent no opportunity to dis- j prove his oL'luni. In les* serio::^ ca^es a favorite remedy ot iNe Bil.o :* *u;k- | int: the &f?<.eie,l part. V hen a:. .V.:si trgl'aa ;.-en:ifr.:a:t has a pal.: ,:. h.s I buck, for exa:r.:.:c\ lie lie^ view:: c:: tli-? CiYiuiU an-1 howls until hi- fr.or. That ,';:j:::i:.-.ry :i.:j' Ms j appearance, clad only in an air o: v,-.s- I dox, and so much >•! th- ?o.l of Aus- j tralia as he has te:r. able :o a<\ uiuuiate I during a resUl-nee oi t-ixty years L: '.he bushes, applies hi* h to :h • r. i.oa j rf the pain, and sucks vijor. usiy. pres- I ently he gn-i s. jumps up, au.l lakes from his mouth u bit o: bone or stone, which J he as.-erts is the ^oi:di:!e*i es-eii e of the disease. This is buried in the ground, the earili N s:r.-i:ped down o^cr it, and the paiient Is pronounced cured. If he does i.o: re over, i: s ehareo-d to cbytinaev on hs part and not to l.,ck of the Kilbo's skill. Hiec-iing is "rerp.:er.:!y r- ported to, and under e«ri.:bi creumstanees iho most etV.eaeiov.s tn-r.'raent is thought to be '.o I leed t:io c.o.i.r. who th-n rubs the Mood over the body ot the p.vicnt. Human tat is o:.e o* the stable uitieies of the Austriili.'.ii piiarniacop via, an 1 a 5>dbo with a s'ooj s;«.ck o: i; a: hl» disposal oceupie.- an exalted position in his profci-sion. Pdts of q v.inz . r-stal are regarded ns j ofenl charms in many tr.bes, and are with such jealous care -.ha1 women and children are Uev> r a' 1 :o look upon lheiii. Hut, after ali. tl.e :>e:-t hold oi the Australian pl^siciar. is to p:ohomn-e hi* patient ineufa! lo. Then he a-.,.: Is all risk of 1'ein^* dete.-te.l in a o'.'.~:al.v'ii da:,c.nois, ami is free from the li.i: ili'.y of a eiiit for da.ja^es. G. A. H.. National Encampment. At Wash:ng:on. L>. (.'.. Svpt. -0. I 1, For : l'.s.p: ^NOKl ^lV" : occas oc N 1). <' a the Ib.irlin^ton. Cedar • l.'-rn Ka:iw:;v will seii ; I a rate of 1---5 ilia:. oV_- i jnnd trip. Ticket-, on ' 20 ::.c:!u-:re: fin*! limit : I'-.- Kre ;:ia:: au'ent of she com pan v. o -au. G. T. Jt I'. A. •Wed • Id ; = i- oa: r: ca Idlers a ciisB lie !>lds. F< I" CHUP.O: Bir.iCTOP .y. •'or further Idres? ar:\ ; r.J. E. aafctie"- i Harvest Excur On Aug. SO ar .J Sep: lington. CedarRapid- WOULDN'T TAKE PAY. INDUSTRIAL TROUBLES. This is not a "Sunday Night" article, though its heading might indicate that it i*. It has reference to a sympathy not wholly engendered by religions thoughts, but rather of political reflections. When we consider that the democratic platform this ytiar is not even a platform favoring tariff reform or reduction of the tarjff, but a platform demanding a tariff from which erery vestige ct protection shall be expunged, wo sympathize with the spe?.i«rs ef that faith who will soon be *mc»ug us. An«i we specially sympa- ibizA with our pood and amiable friend, Congressman Butler, who is bearing *1ofl that banner in this district this year, as he did two y**rs *go. When l«i ab»U meet a Vostville audience this year, a* ho a»d other democrats did th«n; and rcpeate to that aadtcaee the ALEXANIVRIA, Minn., Aug. 2$. '92. FiiiENn Bt 'BDiCK; —Much has been said and written about the industrial troubles that have transpired of lato in the nam? of labor. To one sot biased by political prejudice, these happenings aod disturbances that have been, and slill are at work, iu different pnrts of the union, havo no more serublanoe to the rights of labor than a grizxly bear has to a prattling babe. If in the scaling of wages the Carnegie company violated any conltaet with its employes, the latter had their redress in the conrts for a breach of the same; but they had no warrant for precipitating a riot, thereby involving the loss of life, destruction of property, and the creation of a burden of debt upon thft tax payers of the state. That the courts of our land stand above reproach in the quality of purity and fairness, and that iu them equal and ix ,>-iriial jus ike ia meted out to all comers, regard lees of sti.tion, or occupation; but few, if any, fair minded men will queatios. T/trii being true, th: re caa be no excuse for men tailing upon (.hen -'eeWes the adjueltnent of wrongs, by unlawful mean*, whwh i the court* have plenary" power te ristht- long as law and order, and not anarchy, is the power In the land these rights must be respected and held inviolate. Everyone who pretends lo uphold men in this kind of unlawful business knows, or ought to know, that it is but trampling upon iho constitution, and bidding defiance to law and order, and placing at naught every right that we claim and cherish as American citizens. Nothing is more apparent than that every man. who hates this country and scorns its flag, gloats over such riotous outbursts, wilh a joy born of supreme hatred. Strikes, or episodes of anarchy, are powerless in themselves to distntb the stability of the republic, but the great danger to our institutions is to be found in political parties, upholding such thiBgs for the ostensible purpose of catching votes. In fact if it was noi for the state of public sentiment, thusly created, anarchy would be almost an unknown thing in tho land If it were possible for a party to gain strength by such treasonable practices, it would be but a matter ot time, when upon the ruins of the American repubVc, would be reared another form of government. This would be brought about by the forces of necessity— the mother of every government. But the American people are not ripe for a reign of anarchy and communism, and their stern rebuke, at the coining election, will be hurled, through their ballots, at the parties meriting their condemnation. We would admonish the politicians to beware how they bid for v^tes, as only c *n tho party hope to win, before the bar of public opinion, whose citadel ef strength is to be found by the loya! firesides of a liberty loving people, who adore their country and rey- areuce it* &a$. Your tr »i-nd, J. I. SHEr-HUKD- iug house associations, iusuianee societies and other organisations, which, like savings bank, collect small accumulations, could bp ascertained, the result would be to swell greatly the total of this class of popular wealth reserve. It all goes to ^iow how rapidly Iowa is Hearing a point where it will be known as a lending rather .ban as a borrowing community. THE BEST BREED. [Iowa Hoint-itead.) While there is no absolutely best breed, for all farmers, of any variety of animals, there is a best breed, or, at least, ono ortsro breeds thai are the best for tho particular individual. That is, there, is one or probably two breeds which will serve the purpose of the particular man on the particular farm and on the particular location better than any others. It should bo the aim of every farmer to find out what his best breed is, whether in cattle, horsee, hogs or sheep, ar.d adopt it. One of the great benefits of the state and Jocal fairs is that they furnish admirable opportunities for the comparative study of ihe various breeds of cattle, horses, hogs and sheep. Take, for example, tho great fairs that begin this week with Iowa and ooulinne for three or four weeks in Kansas, Nobraska, Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. At these fairs the bast herds of cattle that are to be found in the entire northwest will be on exhibition. Specimens of the best breeds of horses, hugs and ibeep will be found at all of these in larga numbers. The farmer who takes up one of these classes thii year and devoles his whole time at ihe fair to study thoroughly their merits and demerits, alwavs keeping in mind the conditions of his own farm, his own tastes and the market facilities within his reach, will have an >bject lesson and a course of study that will be of inestimable valno. We will take, for illustration, Uic different breeds of cattle. There are three sudivisions of these, the exclusively beef breeds, the exclusively dairy breeds and what are knowu by the misleading name of the genoral purpose breeds, but which we prefer lo call the grangers' breeds or JJlWre »jyrtlfin«lly 1 _tjttt jTi-nnirflr' To CLOI- Kitrouitr.s. —HOW many j days of favorable weather are required j to place the bulk of the corn crop j beyond possible- damage? Please ausw. r ii. next report. ' | At I AMAXliE iKessvU'.el—Ti.e past; week was favorable for corn, llain in abundance. Tiiresliing doei not show ] yield as 'urge as «xpucied. j FAYETTE"(,Fayette) - Corn is doing well. Potatoes a light crop. Oats not as heavy as expected, and very uneven in yield. Considerable buckwheat has been sown and doing well. Rain, 1.67. How.vr.r> (Cre.«c«) —Stacking mostly completed. The rain of Monday and Tuesday was needed for corn and potatoes. Corn is doing well. Max. letup., 7S = ; iliu. temp., 5-i 1 . Kain, l.bS. WAN f ED TO BE SURE. The Bride lnsisteil I'pnti a Socoud Call on th<- Minister. A few weeks .veto, a baekman had a call to a I.ewislon. Maine, pastor's house' in the evening, to carry him to a meeting- at someplace or other. When the hackman reached there he found another carriage there, and an impatient driver walking up and down. The former pulled the bell; was gre-elod by the minister, who soon came forth in his overcoat and gloves and stepped into the hack. • "Here yon." said the waiting hack- man, "what are you taking that minister away for? I've pot a couple in there. "Why don't he splice 'em before he goes out makin' calls?" "Giddup," said the minister's haekman as he mounted the box and drove away. He was gone an hour and returned with the clergyman, and lo, and behold, the same haekman paced up and down in front of the house and the same carriage stood in front of the door. The driver was mad. •'If 1 was running a business I'd 'tend to it," said he- "Why don't he stay at home and make hearts happy? Why don't he marry folks without delay?" "Ask him," said the clergyman's driver and the brother haekman took the odvice. "Marry them!" exclaimed the clergyman. "Why, I did. I marriod them. Didn't they know they were married? Why. they were man and wife an hour ajro. I'll go in and turn them oul with my blessing." And he did and out came a blushing bride and an angry-looking (rroom, and as they got into the hack he said to her, "1 told ye we was all fixed." "Well, George," said she sweetly, "I wonted to be. sure of it-" a «l>nt'„lnrl('> Two men .street ei 'Tuer , boots b r .eke 1 in,u r to keep a i Vent Kt-ply t.i a -r>a*> c,"l Veteran, t" '1 on a New York hatting, oil" having his :.e while, the other try- on- ,io;ar burii:U,-. TUo- j iaiier had bat ono le^. When the I ragged little b-ir tbla.-k h.i.l got • IhroULrh with the one aiul e.,lie-;e,i a j niekel lie Uis box smartly '.villi ; his brush un ! looked up at the one- 1'Vsc'. ai.m: "Shine 'em up. sir?" 1 '•Why, I've only gM one foot, young chap." "."-htue :l up. sir?" "Well. I eloa't know-—you charge a nickel for two feel, 1 s'po.-e you'll do mine for 2 * cents, hey?" "Yes," said the boy, "if you'll furnish the change." lie went industriously to work polishing? up the lonely foot, while the two men eontinucvi joking. The otve-legired man was tell- in? the other fellow about leaving his lop- on the slope of Lookout mountain. He had pulleil out a ]e cent piece mechanically, as he talked, and the boy was a long time on the job. When the lad had put an extra, fine polish on the broad bottom shoe, the one- legged customer cheerily tendered the dime. "I always pay double.." sa: I be. laughing patroniziuirly. "on account of the wear and tear ou the boy's feelings. " "An' I alius don't take nothin'," retorted the dirty little fellow, shouldering- his box with the conventional swing-. "My grandpa left a leg- in the war an' I don't take nothin' fur a one leg- job, see?—on account o' tie wear and tear on me feelings—see?" he added slyly. And he swaggered away with nu air of independence that struck the two men speechless with amaiement- ::02«. ,V Northern Bail- way win Harv'-i; F.xcsi.tiefctu to all po:r:_- cn its 11:.t iu Hoi'.l.wc-ltrn Iowa, southern Minnesota ar>d South Dakota, at a rate of One Fare for rossd trip. Tickets l.'mitei to '.wer.ty ,'-'".'. days frwm date of sale. Ot. sarue dates it will also s«i! lo points on other Use? in northwestern Iowa. Minnesota. North and South IHfcr.ta. >!<- r.tat?. et.?t of Garrison. Kansas. Nr;r»i,\. Colorado, Wyoming. Utah. New Mejic-o. (except points on $.->. Psc and A. 4: P. Kys..) Idaho. u:> and east of the Union Pac. line to Silver Bow. *.->mhwestern Mi.souri; also to Kan-as City -:•! St. Joseph. To points in Tenner Mississippi. Lou: ile and New 'trie lian Territory. < ikl:. 1 For further inf.-rr.-. ac;\>>: I vr-=- POSTVILLi: iODGLi 'KOSLEL'-'DSESs r fit.. A'.a- v. >'.:.-.. :.'-. :::.. - • : '. • I.:' , i<v. C ' ~"; • :.: . M V.' WK. SHI :-nE-.o. • -C-r. BROTHEALYiOri LODGE batua and (except Mo! Arkansas, In and Texas, call on ,,r : company, or !re-s any Your* truiv. .1. K. HAN-NT '.N, G T. .v C. M. ,t S:. P. E-v. To Eastern Iowa A;r'... aliou Fair, at Davenport, iv'i'l. oih to btli in-.-ii.< tr.-.ioas. Ti cket A SUMMER SNOW. Record of a Vpnr Which Prose l?p Kwctry Groen Thing: la Aajrunt. Aceording to the best records January and February of 1S16 were warm and spriug-like. March was cold and stormy. Vegetation had (rotten well along in April when real wlnusr set in. Sleet and snow fell on seventeen different days in May. In June there was either frost or snow every nig-ht but three. The snow was S Inchee deep for several days in succession in the interior of New York and from 10 Inohes to S feet in Vermont and Maine- July was cold and frosty, ice formftd A MONKEY'S LANCUAGE. ffee IJjigaUtlo Accomplish met it tl« C»puchtn. In the room where the monkeys ere kept by & dealer in Washington there is a cage containing a young, v hilts faced eebus of more than ordinary intelligence. On the same shelf and in the adjacent cage is the little capuchir Puck, writes It. L. Garner in the Formn. They can easily see and hear •• u-h other through the open wire partitior whieh separates them, there being uu other obstruction. I have visited Puc'i for many weeks almost daily, and al way* supply him with food after re quiring him to ask tae for it in his owi language. liuvlng but little interes) in th« white-face, who is very ahy o| me, I rarely showed hitn the blightesl attention until within the past few weeks, when 1 obeerved hi:n tryin? to utter the cjypuohrn coun.l for food, which always aeenrcd for Puck a banana or some nuts. Seeing that Puck was alweyi rewarded for uttering- this sound, the little whlte -faoc begun to try it, aud as soon as 1 diacovered his purpose ' began to reward hiui in the eame way. and have thus aeen one step taken to) • monkey In the tnaatery of ^noihai .-ith. ; •n.lay ! one Also i will ' return Sept. Ji'th. One and one t: tare for round trip. To MiniH:.i>-..'.'.s Fvpo.- *.:::. 1 ; .i sold Aug. ooiH and on al. Tue >.i: ri .ur.-day.- and .v.:..r ::... - ;.urir.g ; lii.nauee of Exposition •„> s>ept. Uc-.uvn eoopoiis go.-d r.v .r. tU- M following date i f -..!-.-• One aa.l third fare for the round tr'.w. Sept. old to I'JtU in.-'.•.:.-'.» c lickvts be sold fi _*r on,, t'ure for ror.r.l '.rip good le :-t',;::'i] S--;o. 1-'.:. I'..-. s-, u *. t fair occurs S •[••:. , ;i. t> ' • !.. Clear Lake Exe.irsi. :i i irtrls 'I'h, c. M. .v St. p . ii. u. v.;:: ,ei: ,-xct:rsi..t tickets from June -o:ii to Sem. ;>.v;h inclusive, to Cica: I.ak? Fa:k. i.u' o:u and one third tare tor the round trip good lo I'e'.'.i::: do c.:.}.- ;:• :ii uate o sale. L'o c--i:l coupfn V\.i the > Grand Arii:> < f il-.e lie \\'0-hi e- <>. , j Don't:"o.-r-.= :.T i plain or :^-^. V -T 5: , the Urvievr c ±-: \ ': "-: ' i' A rile so: : .a'. .: All :-• t --:.:-.. ::v...; :-es ,.- : It.': '.eel: \ e: »» sst.,. Calls p.-ono :o !.:>we.r-. : ! PostTiIIeEra^Lv i * able '10 held lie i.e' I Havin-' nar ' Mil. OrsVUr • j k inds of dra and sat is tact. dray> and oli: service ..f ike , kin ps <>»' 1'ghi ' • , :coun:;-\ M I al I-.! i Ctih- l!:c round wl: w ill be add -d *M ..V.. for ; 1,-,-v. C., : - * L':t:'n to \Va^to'.tj.ton au.l re'.ara. oi,-:- . choice oi seven routes, nou'.n coirpons i good tu Oct. lOlli. For tlrand Lodge 1. O. l^. >"., Pori- laml, Ore., Sept. Huh !o i't'th. a ran- of one lowest s'alidard limited tirsi-class fare for round trip. Sell from Sept. Hull to I 1th incliisivi'. good to return until flu days *iom date of s:i!e. Friiin April -j'-ih iiekeis will sold via I>etroil. Grand Haven A- Milwaukee steamer. Steamers leave Milwaukee daily al 8:o0 p. ni. Vor l'a'.Cs s-.v M 11- wa'.ikec joint rate sheet. M. E. TALCOTT, Agent. Granite Cemetery Work, Iron i Fencea, Curbing & c. Those intending lo purchase Monumental work for future delivery will find it to their advantage t > examine M. V. Kidder's Granite Work iu Cemeteries, as he is doing first-class work at as low prices as can he procured iu the country. If he has not called uponyou drop him a card at Uecorah and he will be pleased to visit you with Designs and samples of all kinds of Granite, at the lowest possible prices. M. V. KIDDER, 34m© Decorah, Iowa. v^IaOOO.OO REWAR D AeS# BLACKSMITH & WAGON" SHOP. Offered for any Machine that wW d« a* w«tt imp of \»„r-v 40 tt an «aattr aut at w»» at caa be Aoae oa UM J nav/ic

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