The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 18, 1894 · Page 4
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r-. t".- • K THE OTPEK HES M01KKS: ALGONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, APML 18, 1884. .11.66 '. 40 ftnd Oflffittings wanted tn8nBWrut6Bftmed it a, Wife to ifiOffit* f hontes Bracket Reed tof president Of the United State«," fthd 6thef8 fought vigowmsly, But the final vote itt the caucus was 80 to 44 in favor. Senator Dave Hill is ahead ftgaifi, for he has always endorsed the Reed rule. IOWA • Representative Nicoll of Ida county bffered a bill in the last legislature for a modification of the Swedish liquor law, but it received scant attention. Ida Grove is planning now to adopt its toatn features If a 65 per cent, petition can be secured. The town council has passed an ordinance providing for saloons under supervision of the coun* oil. The council is to fix the price at which liquors shall be sold, and Monthly reports of the business are to be made to the council. The capital invested shall not exceed $2,600, and eight per cent, interest on the sum invested is to be paid out of the profits yearly tq.the investors. After deducting all expenses, including the $600 tax imposed by the statute, 75 per cent, of the net profits shall be paid to the town and 25 per cent, to the school fund Of the district, All persons employed in the business must be satisfactory to the council and school board. If the county will consent several prominent capitalists have consented to join in this effort to test public control of the liquor traffic. tf^tmum WM. G. HAMMOND. In 1863 a marked man came to Iowa and located at Anamosa to practice law. He was making very little headway when Judge Wright and Judge Love persuaded him to come to Des Moines and open a law school. This later became the Iowa state law school and until 1881 was famous through him. In that year he went to St. Louis, where he died last week. His first work that brought him public recognition was an edition of Justinian with critical notes. One of the famous law lecturers of London said when he saw it that its excellence did not surprise so much as that a man in a western state like Iowa should have given his attention to such a subject. His best known work is his edition of Blackstone which is the standard edition at this time. He was a rare scholar. His library of several thousands of volumes, which Mrs. Hammond has presented to the Iowa law school, contains works in every language, many of them not at all common. He was a master of the history of the law, one of the great legal students of the world, and a man whose loss will be felt in that inner circle where his labors were understood and appreciated. WHERE WOMEN MAY VOTE. The new law giving women the ballot opens only one chance, if we read it correctly, to the sisters in Algona. It reads: " Section 1. That in any election hero- after held in any city, incorporated town or school district for the purpose of issuing any bonds for municipal or school purposes, or for the purpose of borrowing money, or for the purpose of increasing the tax levy, the right of any oitizon shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex, an3 women may vote at such elections the same as men under the same restrictions and qualifications." As to bonds their opportunity is not likely to come for some years, And neither is the town or school district likely to vote on borrowing very soon. It is not exactly clear how they can vote to "increase the tax levy" unless this refers to tho viva voce vote by which the school board's estimate is agreed to at the spring meeting of each year,, If this Is it then more dignity should be given the occasion. Heretofore a half dozen men generally straggle in to carry the levy and the board call to order whenever they can catch enough besides themselves to act. Next spring they should set the hour and hire the opera house, and have a good old- fashioned "town meeting." IP NOT, wlllr Gov, Jackson took prompt steps to have 10 companies of Iowa militia ready to gather afe Council Bluffs to protect the people from any threatened lawlessness from Coxey's army. Will he be equally prompt to act to protect the citizens of Council Bluffs from lawlessness In case the new liquor law is openly nullified? S. M. Clark says: " Those engaged in the sale of liquors will make a mistake if they set themselves against compliance with tho Martin law. They will merely confirm public opinion throughout the state that they are lawless and mean io be lawless, and it will turn tho public tide, which has been running against state-wide prohibition to a decided movement for statewide prohibition. If tho saloons disregard this law they will be mashed by the people of the state, and the locality will not be able to protect them even were it so disposed, and the locality will not be so disposed unless men in the liquor traffic show a disposition to obey some law." Judge Caldwell in his much praised decision in favor of the employees of the Union Pacific railway lays down the rights of labor as follows: "The period of compulsory personal service, save as a punishment for crime, has passed in this country. In this country it is not unlawful for em- ployes to associate, consult and confer together with a view to maintain or increase their wages, by lawful and peaceful means, any more than it was unlawful for the receivers to counsel and confer together for the purpose of reducing their wages. A corporation is organized capital; it is capital consisting of money and property. Organized labor is organized capital; it is capital consisting of brains and muscle. What it is lawful for one to do it is lawful for the other to do. If it is lawful for the stockholders and officers of a corporation to associate and confer together for the purpose of reducing the wages of its employes, or of devising other means of making their investments profitable, it is equally lawful for organized labor to associate, consult and confer with a view to maintain or increase wages. Both act from the prompting of enlightened selfishness, and the action of both is lawful when no illegal or criminal means are used or threatened." figufeS *epreBentta£ a mothe? teaching he* son the hlftforfy of the Wa* Will be Mrs. Senator HaWan, now dead, and her grand- sdn, Itobt. f. Lincoln'^ Only boy, who died Ih London. f The fort t)odge times says, speaking Of f. D. Healey'S part in writing the 18th plank: "The republican party of Iowa owes him a, debt of gratitude wbinh will become more and more apparent a* the years roll by, as well as the <rtt«* gentlemen who so ably supported fets prehensive diagnosis of the crisis ing the party." T The officials of Sioux Citjr »nd bury county have decided to wafcttv"* tfe* mulct law. The .Washington Post says th»i Uw> discovery of n Colorado man wtth * fled brain may complicate the> next natorial contest in that state- wears a special stee shoe, which has to be made to order, as the usual slae la too stMall tot hltn. Mr. and Mrs. Shook are of medium size. Over hear Sheldon Major In* man, an old settler in the country, had trouble with a man named Warner regarding? some land as a roadway. The major was said to bo of a quarrelsome disposition and had started put to whip Warner, In tho fight that Warner drew a knife and lawatu Then he went to to, get a <Vx>U>* for his violun offered to gl<ve Wmself Into tho wad fee wrtwrowl A. Kooker has been city clerk of DCS Moines and drof* wrt »* city editor of the Capital- He has b*e» «ve of the best newspaper mea in Des Moin*s and has been \vith the Capital msuiy yvsw*. IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. President Harrison is exjxvttxi at Clear Lake this season. The Burt Monitor say* Barnet Devine is "probably the richest old settler of the county.'* Hugh Smith has moved from Goldfield to LuVerne. Hugh is going back to sticking type again." John Chronholm will take charge of the Swea City creamery. He is one of the best men in tbe business. No game fish can be caught before May 15 in Iowa. Commissioner Delevan wants that remembered. Owr Rawwy »»« avwsted to Brlen Only CONTEST fOK THE HONORS, The High School Oratorical Contest Last Friday Evening-A Well Kendei'ed Programme* Will. QaibHtith tb Represent Almond in- the State Contest—All PafticU pants Did Admirably^ col- stu- Addison's The Council Bluffs Nonpareil and Dubuque Times both see that if the saloons do not obey the new law they will be again abolished and that, too, with some power to make them go. The new code commissioners do not make any laws. They merely condense and rewrite the existing statutes. Even then what they do must be ratified by the legislature before it is law. Sam Jones, who is a democrat himself, has an opinion of this democratic congress: "For, of all the box-anldod, bandy-shanked, flea-bitten, bobtailed, lop- eared, mangy, courageless, brainless jackasses that ever assembled since God made the world, I think, for pure, downright cussedness, tho present gang in congress, headed by Hill in the senate and tailed by 1 no quorum 1 in tho house, beats them all." P. R. Conawny has sold his Brooklyn Chronicle and will move to Des Moines to attend to his duties as state printer. He is one of the most genial and popular editors on the Iowa press and we question more than over the propriety of giving offices to editors when we seo such men taken out of tho ranks. TUB CAIWJEGIK SCANPA1.. Some time ago Andrew Carnegie, the millionaire steel manufacturer of Pittsburg, wrote a letter advising republicans to support the Wilson bill. It now appears that when this was published the navy department had been investigating the steel plate furnished by the Carnegie company, and had found that for two years it had not been up to grade and that gross frauds had been practiced. Secretary . Herbert had assessed a fine of 15 per cent. on all tbe plate furnished, and President Cleveland was reviewing his order when Carnegie's letter came out. He thep cut the fine down to 10 per cent. and limited the ttoe during which it was to be applied, making a saving of ftbout $75,000 to Cgrnegie from Seerer j(j,py Herbert's finding. The scandal is pi-eating great discussion at Washington, »n4 is being thoroughly inyestt- ^ gated, REPP'S The 4emp,ora J tg \R congress fcept from jiojig as they could, but at }ast they h,a,ye Buccjjmbed and accepted. Speaker counting members Senator Punk records in a splendid tribute to the memory of his mother that she once " expressed the thought that after all nothing in life had paid like tho roaring of children, for they were 'all she could take with her, 1 " The Dubuque Telegraph clips from TUB UPPEU DBS MOJNGP Hon. P. M, Cassady's letter on Iowa's counties and says; "This is instructive and worth treasuring. But Mr. Cassady does not explain what became of Yoll county. If such a county ever had a place in the map of the state it has dropped out." Yell county was joined to Risely county in 1858 and the two changed to Webster county, In 1857 what was Risley county was taken away and named Hamilton, so the present Webster county comprises the territory originally named Yell. • Judge Caldwell, the now famous circuit judge of the Iowa district, lived in Iowa and was one of the early republican leaders. Sam Clark says his recent decision in behalf of labor shows how un compromising a republican he still is. The Des Moines Twice-a-Week News will, until the first of May, receive subscriptions at 50 cents a year. At this time the price will be restored to the regular rate, $1 a year. Address The News, Dee Moiues, Iowa. The Iowa division of Coxey's army arrived at Council Bluffs Monday 1,400 strong and this morning's reports indicate that they are still there. The railroads re fuse to carry them pver and what will cpiwe of it remains to be seen. '• . •• m -• W. W. Morrow of Afton is a candidate for the state treasurer's office. He was the member who two years ago worked so heroically for normal schools at Algona andAftpn. We don't see why the normal school forces shouldn't hang together. soldiers' BMHUMoenV oonipission ojt pens. CurUs, c,orse, • Livermore gives the Andrews company S130 to sing there. There is nothing too good for Livermore. Whittemore Champion: The Mikado at Algona will likely be attended by a large number from this place. Mrs. Philip Dorweiler returned Saturdav from Guttenberg, where she was called by the third death among relatives. O. F. Hale has sold the West Bend Journal to Younie, Brown & Martin. Messrs. Hale and Ihmels have made a good paper. A. B. Sheldon sued Mat. Richardson at Burt last week. Mat. acted as his own lawyer this time and Sheldon got a judgment for $35. The Sanborn Sun says in railway parlance: "Simpa jumped the track at Algona the other day and knocked down the section house. 1 ' Simpa must not act that way hereafter. Corwith is exercising stringent efforts to prevent the spread of diphtheria. The marshal has orders to kill all dogs and cats found running at large, as it is believed they spread the disease. Some railway man is telling the Sanborn Sun stories about boarding at Algona,. The Sun says: His chokebore cheese anecdote on his landlady at Algona and her aborigine boarders is especially good. A writer in the Humboldt Republican says that Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Peterson of Algona were given a very fine reception at G. H. Norton's in Livermore last week. Everybody was out and a most enjoyable evening resulted. Addison Fisher, a grandson of our Riverdale pioneer, who has been with J. R. Blossom at Spencer, has gone to Whittemore to engage in the butter and egg business. We understand he will be sole proprietor and manager of the institution. The Emmetsburg Reporter: Jimmy Ryan, now of Algona but erstwhile of Fort Dodge, has been knocked completely out by a right bander behind the ear, and his seconds are doing their best to bring him around in time for another round with tho Fort Dodge political champion. Father Nioholls of Algona, Garland of Eagle Grove, Egan of Belmond, Kelly of Estherville, Carroll of Ruthven/Costello of Emmetsburg, Dorcey of Clare, and Lechtenburg of St. Joseph, assisted Father McNearney at Livermore last week during the Forty Hours Devotion, There was a big attendance, day and night. A Fenton correspondent sends the following astonishing item to the Whittemore Champion: J. Light ho gos in School in Algona but nobody knows what he is studding for I guess for a hay Presser we dont think be dont want to have a smart Head for that Business he is Pretty near so smart like his dad good Light is good in this country. The following fairy story is fathered by the Renwlck Times; Rummel & Cook sold a bill of hardware, among other things a gasoline stove and a lot of tinware, to parties in Algona quite recently. They had carefully compared the prices in the two towns (Algona and Renwick) and found it to be to their advantage to buy here, The Algonaites will find that it will always pay them to trade in Renwick. Senator Funk's mother died at his home in Spirit Lake last week. The Des Moines Capital in speaking of her says: She was very ill during the winter and that fact was a constant cloud over the senator's usual cheerful and buoyant disposition. At one time during the session the senator remained at home by her bedside for a week and then only left her because she, though she expected 1jp die any hour, constantly urged tuna hack to his legislative work, in which she was much interested. She was a noble woman and the senator and her other sons deeply feel her loss. Fairibanlt, Minn., has & freak of nature in the shape of a young giant. A. young couple Hying in North Fair- ibault, named Shook, have a cbi!4 nine months old that tips the scales at nearly eighty pounds and is over three feet in height, Tbe pbild hap always beea healthy and is well developed. Pis bead te Veil shaped io4 of fair " but b|s limbs wd bojv — — $yJwte^°MMi A queer story- of » fvw»k la nature cwaes fronx IV t\ SwUhY Chester \YhUe breeding farm in Katusay., If the details owe nothing to. imagination they arc certainly remarkable. The Bancroft Register vouches for thorn: Tho in£. or ing and n half, has eight U-srs, two tails, fovir eai-s, throe oyes, two snouts and only one lower jaw. The hind halves are, considered alone. two separate and perfectly developed pi£&,but nearly halt way up tho belly the two bodies are grown together, tho front leas massing on both sides. Tho head is about a half wider than natrral, with eyes on each side, and a single eye risht in the center. Tho ears on tho outside look natural but tho "nigh- side'' ones spread from the same place and form a small imitation rosette. The snouts have each a perfect pair of nostrils, but one lower jaw is all that graces the under side. Altogether, Ft is a great curiosity: Mr. Smith will probably present it to the agricultural college. _____ IT STARTED PERSPIRATION. The Closing Hours of the Legislative Session were Painful nud Laborious for Col. Sessions. While in Bancroft last week S. S. Sessions told the Register man that the hardest hour's work he did during the session was just at its close: He had received his final check for $275 and put it in a vest pocket; a little while after he suddenly discovered that the order had worked out of his pocket and fallen on the floor, which was ankle deep with paper balls and everything that the members could get hold of to throw, as they were celebrating the closing hour. The colonel at once dropped on his knees in the aisle and searched diligently for a long while and had almost despaired of finding it, when it came to light; his smile started the clock which had been stopped at 11:50, and ten minutes later the solons adjourned sine die. MIND READER BENEDIOT. To Be In the Opera House Monday and Tuesday Xext—What He Will Do. Next Monday and Tuesday evenings Prof. Benedict will give mind reading exhibitions at the opera house. The Mason City Herald, April 0, says: About two-thirds of the chairs were filled at the opera house last night at the entertainment given by Prof. Philip Benedict, the mind reader. The merit of the performance certainly demanded a larger attendance. Those who were there had no cause for regret. The professor is a young man of pleasing address and gave a wonder exhibition of his powers. He first operated upon a young man who travels with him to explain to the audience that no bad effects followed. A committee of citizens were then invited upon the stage and through the professor's mysterious power were made to do all sorts of things. A young lad created a great deal of merriment by eating an onion while hypnotized, supposing it was an apple. Strong men had limbs straightened and were unable to move them, The tests were all made upon the stage in full view of the audience and the committee. Objects secreted while the professor was absent from the hall were readily found. It was a most satisfactory entertainment and greatly enjoyed, ALGONA WILL FURNISH THE WIND, Whlttcmoro "Wants n Telephone Exchange and Suggests an Easy Way for Algona to Take Most of the Stock, The following interesting suggestion occurs in the last "Whittemore Champion; We are authorized to state that J. M. Farley will buy stock in a telephone company, to establish connections between this and neighboring towns, proportionate in amount to the business interests of the place. That is to calculate on no small investment when estimated by a man of broad- guago ideas. We are reliably informed that West Bend and Emmetsburg men have some of the wherewithal ready also for the enterprise, Algona has already built the telephone system, together with numerous railroads, etc., upon wind and paper and can be relied on for further asssistance of the same nature. The Champion would suggest that a meeting of citizens from the towns interested be called at Emmetsburg as a central point for the purpose of discussing and furthering the project NQ NEW BAILRQAP. Prof. Baker used in old Algotia logo days to tell the story of the dont who arose to recite poem, which runs: The moon takes up the woiulrnus tale, And nightly to the listening earth Keftltes the story of Its birth. In order to give point to the first line with a gesture that was appropriate tho boy grabbed the tail of his coat and g»vo it n flourish. There is too much of not quite so exaggerated gesticulation in,all doolnmntory contests, and the comparative freedom from it Friday evening 1 was one of the main reasons why this is universally considered the bost contest yet held in AlgOna. Prof. Warmnn a few years ago did good service at the teachers' institute by ridiculing this gesticulating method of recitation. His story of the girl who was tolling about her hero buckling on his saddle and illustrated it by getting her knee up and tugging over it was a favorite. Charlotte Gush man in her later years read Shakespeare's plays to immense audiences sitting in her chair on the stage, carrying the people along by tho inflections of her voice. It sometimes seems wonderful to witness the contortions that some so-called readers can go through and to listen to tho metalio vocal tones they have mastered, but all their tricks are simple compared with the skill that was required to recite as quietly and simply as Booth used to that great soliloquy of Hamlet, "To Be or Not to Be." A good audience was out and on the qui vive. After invocation by Rev. Davidson and a very fine chorus rendered by some 50 of the scholars under Miss Randall's direction, Chas. Chubb appeared and gave the "Chariot Race" from Ben Hur. It was his first appearance and his embarrassment was evident and left him low in the decision of the judges. But he had a full, clear voice when he let it out, a fine presence, and a willingness to do his best, which with more experience will put him to the front. In the essential elements of a good speaker none on the stage surpassed him. May Johnson followed - - — • ~ -,00" . AVill Bemain at tbe pf tlie BurJlBSton Rpa4-TP JJe Extended fp EstUerviJJe J-<ater. CEDAR RAPIDS, April 16.—Chief Engineer White of the Burlington) Cedar Rapids $ Northern road today said the dispatch sent out from Mason City to the effect that that road would extend its Forest pity line from Armstrong to Estheryille this year, thus connecting with the Pacific division, was untrue. The line will be built in a year or two, and it is generally believed that tbe gap between the • line, and Forest City wUl be V**"— with "Brier Rose" and was wholly at her ease and very graceful in her gestures. Lack of volume of voice, which made it difficult to hear all her words was her chief failing. Will. Galbraith came third with the prize winner, "Daniel O'Connell." He was at bis ease, gave the conversational parts in a conversational tone, interested the audience in the piece he was reciting so that 1;hey laughed at the humor in it, had an excellent voice, and in the main a splendid facial expression and appropriate gestures. With the training he will receive during the coming three weeks be will make a very formidable competitor for our visitors, and if he is not a winner in his class THE UPPER DBS MOINES will be surprised. Belle Tellier closed the first part of the programme with a humorous piece, which some thought entitled her to a higher place than she received, and which in some respects she rendered remarkably well. A failure to speak clearly enough to be easily heard and understood was the criticism that is chiefly made, while her ease and grace in manner are complimented by all. After a much applauded song by Miss Randall and Geo. Hamilton, Abra Robinson came on with the " Swan Song. " It was her first appearance as a declaimer and she surprised even her friends, who had reason to believe that she would take high rank, Her selection was very fine, and she pi-esented it in so simple and effective a way that many in the audience thought she had won first place. Her voice was clear and her enunciation distinct, .and she has reason to feel proud of her first effort. Maud Cowan followed with a piece familiar to attendants on silver medal contests, but not as well selected as most of the others on the programme, Her voice was as clear and musical as ever and her delivery very fine, but she was handicapped by a selection which did not afford very much opportunity. She was marked first by one judge but was cut by the other two, The last on the programme was Irma D, Clarke, who gave " The Second Trial," one of the finest selections of the evening, She spoke in an easy, natural manner, with a clear and distinct voice, and with graceful and appropriate gestures. She also was picked for a winner by •many in the audience and her rank with the judges shows that she stood very high, While the judges were figuring up their decision a number of girls from the high school and grammar room gave a drill in delsartean movements taught by Miss Amy Wallace, which was as fine as anything' yet seen in Algona, They were dressed in Grecian costumes and their evolutions were ex? ceedingly graceful, A hearty encore brought them a second time on the stage. THE MARKINGS OF THE JUDGES. The judges of the contest were F. E. Willard, principal of the Spencer schools, H. H- Davidson, principal of the Estherville schools, and D. H, Campbell, principal of the Clear Lake schools. C. M. Doxsee acted as referee. The rules of the contest were the same as will be used by the state association. The markings were on a scale of JO for pronunciation, 15 for articulation, 25 for carriage and gesture, and 50 for expression. In determining the rank the one marked first, second, or third by two judges won the place, no matter what the totals were or what other places be might have, If no two judges agreed upon any one, the marks of the referee were consulted. The markings of each judge were as follows: WH- David- camp- Dox- lard. sou. hen. Galbraltli .............. .1 Robinson ................ 8 beifigailefof secoftd between Missel Kobineon add Clarke their fafik, tfi the fefefee's figures also counted. Thf evenness of the cofttest and the, merit displayed by all the speakers is ev.i- denced by these varying Jtiafks, afid Miss Cowan is the otify one over whose; effort there was & wide divergeflce of . opinion. The judges wefe all men of capacity and as none of their towns will be represented in the state contest, they were wholly unbiased in theh? work. The heartiest of applause greeted the decision. No system of marking has been adopted that has proven wholly satisfactory, The sys* tern In vogue a year ago would haye put Miss Clarke first, Miss Robinson second, and Mr, Galbraith third, But it was discarded for, the present, which in turn may be modified at the com" Ing meeting, Every plan in turn has disappointed the association and no ideal method of deciding seems likely to be soon devised, The exercises closed with a quartette by Misses Gil- Christ and Tweed, Mrs. Bowyer and Vesper. The ladies wore handsome costumes specially gotten up for the oc* casion and their song at any other time in the programme would have secured them a hearty encore. It was a fitting close to a most excellent programme* OUT HOUSES FOB SCHOOLS, The i,o«l8lntui'e Has Remedied a Serious Evil—Kossuth'B Uecordifbt What It Should Be. It may not seem probable but it is a fact nevertheless that there are 60 school houses in Kossuth county which have only one out house or privy, which both boys and girls are compelled to use. It does not need any argument to prove that such a state of affairs is not creditable to the county or the school districts which permit it. The legislature acted wisely in providing that it must cease. The .new law provides that "on every schoolhouse site not within an independent district including a city, town, or village, there shall be provided and kept in good repair and in wholesome condition at least two separate buildings, which shall be located upon those portions of the site farthest from the main entrance to the schoolbouse, and as far from each other as the surrounding conditions will warrant." It also provides that in independent districts, in towns, etc., "separate closets may be included under one roof, but where closets of this kind are outside the schoolhouse, each closet shall be as effectively separated from any other as possible and a brick wall, a- double partition, or some other solid. and continuous barrier shall extend from the roof to the lowest part of the vault below, and a substantial close fence not less than seven feet in height and at least 30 feet in length, shall separate the approaches to such outdoor closets, for<<the two sexes." The dry closet system used. in the .Algona school building is the best we have seen, and can be used anywhere with a beating system. GENERAL GRANT'S AUTOGRAPH, E. H. Slaglo Writes Entertainingly About the Method Grant Adopted for Supplying His Signature. To the Editor: Noted people while in politics, literature, art, sciences, or a business career, are besieged by the autograph fiend for their signatures, and General Grant, America's greatest soldier, received numerous requests, which although they entailed a great amount of work on his part, he never refused to grant, but he had. a way of his own in doing it. A friend of mine once sent, to him for his signature, enclosing a card and stamped return envelope, which Is eminently proper, and what was his surprise at receiving the card without a mark upon 'it, but wrapped neatly around it was a strip of paper with the general's signature,, and this is the way he did it.. He- would sit down at his desk and write on a large sheet of paper his signature 50 or 100 times and then gave his private secretary these instructions: " Whenever anyone requests my autograph tear off one from that sheet of paper and send to them. When those are exhausted I will write more," In this way General Grant complied with all requests and at the same time was not bothered by each one separately. He knew the secret of utilizing time and keeping an unruffled temper while making others happy, His blunt, plain signature is strikingly in touch with his nature and disposition. Doubtless he proposed to fight it out on the autograph line the same as in his memorable campaign, if it took all summer. Fame consists of being pointed at with the finger, Reputation may be good or bad, but achievements such as General Grant's make his name immortal, and bequeath to the rising generation a lesson in honesty, purpose, and loyalty to God and country, E. HARVEY SLAGLE, Cowtui TeUler sou. 4 3 8 1 5 hen. 3 2 1 5 3 see. 1 3 4 3 5 NEW LIBRARY BOOKS- The Monclny club Library Qwina 84: Volumes of New »IJ4 Standard Literature, Readers of new books will look with interest over the following list which Miss Dodd has added the past week to the circulating library in the postofflce, It contains several of the latest, and most popular, and most talked of books in print. The list includes: The Heavenly Twins, Sarah Grand. Vol. I. The American Commonwealth, James Bryce. Praeterita, John Buskin. Saracinesca, Sanf Ilario, Don Orsino, F. Marion Crawford. History of Florence, Machiavelli. Ships That Pass in the Night, Beatrice Harraden. Marcella. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Beautiful Joe, Marscball Saunders. The Greater Glory, Maartea M&artens. Life's Little Ironies. Thomas Hardy. Alice's Adventures k Wonderland, Lewis Carroll. Donald and Dorothy, MaryMapes Dodge. Mr. Stubbs' Brother, James Otis! 6 Prue and J, Geo. Wm. Curtis. The Epicurean, Thomas Moore. Horace Chase, Constance Fenimore Woolsen. In Exile and Other lock Foote. Stories, Mary Hal- 3£ e Sherry JBush, Susan Coolidge. The Mystery of Able Forefinger? Wa, . In Direct Peril, David Christie Mur Jan of fee Windmill, Julian Wwi|ed, Pirnae?

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