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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 2, 1894
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TflffHS 16 SUb*SHbefS: IMS AL00NA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY . t , months, . — ,„ ttt to may addr ess at above fates. B«ffiit By « af t| mofley o«ic*, expf ess brd dStai note at W risk. &teBOf advertising Sent oft ftf>i>itcAtioft. 40 T>6 b&ttrbdn South Carolina judges, whose terms soon expire and whose Successors belong 16 the Tltlmab party, ha^e celebrated their retirement by deciding the South Carolina Hquor law unconstitutional. It is unlikely that the decision will do more than temporarily interfere with the interesting experiment erf state management of the liquor traffic. The decision has called out two characteristic Opinions in Iowa which show that public attention is being given here to this method of dealing with the problem. Welker Given, author of the mulct, says that the South Carolina plan is a fad, and the state may be thankful that it got no further with it. He says: " ftp ruti a system of state liquor shops at a loss would be ah outrage on taxpayers who had W make up the deficit?, at a profit the business would offend the moral and religious convictions of thousands. To buy and sell liquors at such rates that there would be neither profit nor loss would be an impossible nicety. Over and above these objections the assumption by the state of a private business or traffic must be expressly authorized by the constitution to be valid. As the constitutions stand now it would seem that the Gothenburg system is unconstitutional without doubt." On the other hand Geo. E. Roberts, in the Fort Dodge Messenger, comments on the decision as follows: ''The theory of sale by state agents, or under direct state supervision, is gaining friends constantly. The abuses of the liquor traffic are recognized to be largely due to the greed for profit in the business. Under the state system . this element is eliminated. There is no restriction upon the liberty of people to buy and drink, except as restrictions are made by license laws, but under the state system the business is regulated with precision. The state agent does not sell to minors, drunkards or forbidden parties because there is no object in doing so. He makes nothing out of it. He has DO profit in increasing the business by any device. He supplies the demand, within .the regulations, and stops there." Whatever objections may be justly urged against the South Carolina law on the ground of state socialism may be urged against the present Iowa law, or any other law which singles out the liquor traffic for special state regulation. The state has exactly the same right to take entire charge of the business that it has to take partial charge of it, and Mr. Given's objections may be simmered down at once to the matter of expediency. He nmy point out any number of objections to state control that are valid. But a rapidly growing public sentiment is finding that they are more than overbalanced by the advantages of the system, the chief of which Mr. Roberts points out. bf Indianapolis, Col, JTobn tt< MafshftlltoWn, eX-Se»atef Me- Mfl'lftft of Minnesota, dongressttan fifyan 0* StetoSBfetti W, (3. Gfay and Rev. Md^ ard Johnston of Chicago, R6V. Dr. IfamiU toft 6f Cincinnati, find Others' whose hfttries Will be given to the public at 6, later The Antes Times has just closed two years of prosperous existence. Lon Chaptn is waking it a live newspaper. North west Iowa is full of candidates for state offices. D. 8. Davidson of Boone and J. N. McClellan of Fonda want to be state treasurer; E. R. Sackett of Sioux City is out for railroad commissioner; A. C. Parker of Spencer has a big-sized boom for attorney general, and S. S. Sessions for clerk of the supreme court. Besides this it is certain that W. M. McFarland will bo re- nominated for secretary of state, and he is credited to Ssthervlllo. It is safe to announce that all these candidates will not be chosen. ^ The coining Iowa regatta will be held at Storm Lake, July It and 18. Gov. Jackson named a good man for the supreme bench In H. B. • Deemer, He is a young man with an excellent record as district judge, it is the best appointment the governor hits made. THE MONTH'S Sorlbner's Magazine for May opens With an article of unusual importance, entitled, Some Episodes of Mountaineering, by Edwin Lord Weeks, describing some of his own stirring adventures, while moun- tivin-clinbing in the Alps with illustrations furnished by the same hand. The author and artist is equally skillful as a picturesque writer and as an artist of rare ability, both in landscape and figure work. He has in this article given a reality to Alpine mountain-climbing that no previous popular article has given. Some of these marvel- lous illustrations show daring feats, made from sketches on the spot when the artist himself was in a most difficult position, and showing the pose and action of those with him while actually accomplishing a difficult bit of climbing. Iff THIS NEIOHBOEHOOD. Everybody at Burt is sotting out trees. LuVerne is talking of an opera house. Hugh Smith guts out a newsy paper for his first effort at LuVerne. A. J. Robison is one of the organizers of the State Bank of Britt, soon to open. Col. Ormsby of Emmetsburg dressed the agricultural college dents Sunday. Our old-timer, L. C. Lindsay, thlflkS he did something SmftPfc, Bui k& is tted tit) ift a double bow-knot. If ther*e afe any rights that she doesn't possess as a wife she has them as guafdian. The Pocahontas itecord says that Fort Oodge lawyers afe takiftg a hand In mif coming judicial fight. It theh reads the riot act to them: Fort Dodge may own the eafth but the Kecord can assure that rapacious town that they have no fence afound it and the least they interfere in matters that do not concern them the better they will find themselves politically. Supt. Hughes of Eagle Grove is very badly off with rheumatism, The Gazette says he became so much worse that by the doctor's advke he started last Saturday evening for Hot Springs, Arkansas, to seek a cure there. He Was accompanied by his son, E. H. Hughes, and by Dr. C. H. Morse. &. H. Aishton andO. A. Young went with him as far as Chicago, and helped him change to the Alton road. Emmetsburg Democrat: Friday night H. C. Shadbolt and a dozen or more other Masons of this place ran over to Algona to help some of the boys over there to perform their difficult exploits. They report a big time and the enjoyment of an elegant spread. The Emmetsburg boys received most of their early training at the hands of their Algona brethren and they have a kindly feeling towards them. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mr. Miner of Algona was in Emmetsburg, Tuesday evening, looking after a span of horses that were stolen from his barn, about five miles west of Algona, Monday night, The team had been worked all day and were curried by Mr. Miner's brother about 8 o'clock in the evening, but in the morning were gone. The thief also took a double harness. No clue to the thief has been discovered. Horses are cheap but money is scarcer, and the Miner brothers can 111 afford to lose the team. We trust that the team will be recovered and the thief punished. An attempt is being made to prevent the confirmation of Charlie Duncombe to the Fort Dodge postoffice now that he is appointed. The Sioux City Journal's Washington correspondent writes: The literature of the Fort Dodge case is growing apace. The senate has fully half a bushel of papers touching the matter on file in the postoffiee committee. The preponderance of this material is decidedly anti- Duncombe, yet the postmaster-elect of Fort Dodge has only his democratic friends to thank for these attacks. All the protests are signed by members TICKET SELLERS OUT WEST flow thd Passengef Agents f atad on Trip to the Coast- Scenfea ott the Route* Aitogsthsf It Was a Decidedly Atfalf—H, j, Wilson Sees the West AtiA Gives Mia ImptesSion. To the Editor: In response to your request that I say something in regard to my recent visit to the coast nnd tny limited opportunity to see something of the south, 1 will attempt to redeem my promise so far as I can in a statement of facts or conditions as 1 saw them, If I had as fertile an imagination as an editor is supposed to have, I mlghl! perhaps be the more able to en» tertain, As it ts 1 will be as brief as possible, and leave any dressing that this may need to your idea of what is the right thing to say. Leaving Chicago on the New Orleans ad- stu- who Sam. Clark says 1,000 voters in Boone want a certain liquor law and 480 want another one, and asks what right exists in a republican government to grant what the 'minority wants. Exactly the same right that exists to establish a tariff system that pleases one state and does not another, or to make money to suit one section and not another. What right was there in com pelling South Carolina to accept the tariff in 18333 What right was there in making Mississippi manumit her slaves? What right is there to compel negro suffrage in the south'? What right is there to make Colorado abide by a national currency? When Mr. Clark will say that regulating the sale of liquor is purely a looal matter, then his idea of the rights of the majority In Boone is correct. But so long as Iowa continues to make regulation a state matter, Boone must submit to what the interests of the state demand, and if the whole 1,480 votes were against a law the right to have that law enforced would be the highest right of a republican government. Sam Clark says: "People will stand off and hiss editors into a fight and cry 'sick 'em, 1 and then spend the rest of the time swearing at the editors for unloading their personal quarrels upon the people," Lafe Young is putting a new perfecting press into the Capital office. The circulation has run away from his old press. President Harrison stood oq the platform at Carroll on his way home from California, and the Herald thus describes him ; "His hair and whiskers, which were a golden blonde when he was elected president in 1888, are white as snow. He VriU be 61 next August, but official cares and domestic bereavements have aged him till be looks like a man approaching 70. The impression entertained by many that the general is a cold aristocrat is entirely erroneous. He is a genial visaged man, as warm and sympathetic in appearance S# the ideal Elaine. Greatness is stamped upon Benjamm Harrison from head to foot. It rests on his shoulders like regal purple and beanis forth in every expres- of bis countenance, Greatness is lives near Burt, has had his pension 'raised from $6 to $8 a month. Mr. John Dows sold 23 town lots Wednesday and 12 Thursday. Real estate in Armstrong Is booming more than ever. Eugene Tellier and E. G. Bowyer were in Humboldt last week. Mr. Tellier traded a farm to David Thomas for a building in town. We gather from the papers that A. J. Morling, who is a candidate for the republican nomination to succeed Judge Carr, is a democrat. Secretary of State McFarland has been in Ohio to see Gov. McKinley and get him to come to Spirit Lake in July and spoak at the Chautauqua assembly. The Forest City Summit asks: "What is the matter with having the next congressional convention at Webster City?" How would Algona do? Ben. Smith of Ramsay is building a big house at Germania. The Burt Monitor says: It is reported that Mr. S. will leave the farm and move to Germania upon the completion of this house Whittemoro Champion: A large number of our people were intending to attend the "Mikado" if the weather had permitted. Those who were brave enough to venture forth felt well repaid for their trouble. LuVerne News; Geo, W. Hanna received a carload of evergreens from the Algona nursery this week, and will set them out on his various farms, saving some for his town property. George believes in having things look nice. The Monitor says the Burt boys who attended the trial for the stabbing affray came home of the opinion that everything was done fair, that the case had been truly represented and all seemed satisfied that it was disposed of fairly. Geo. W. Hanna has received a letter from the superintendent of the hospital at Independence, saying that they would have to keep Matt Hammerly there all summer, Hammerly is the man who came to Algona to get the lawyers to prosecute witches, Britt Tribune: A, J, Robison and wife, C. P. Lewis and wife, B. C, Way and wife, E, E. Polander, Chris Mortenson, Dave. Meighen and Tom Day lor Jr,, took in the Andrews Opera of Mr. Duncombe's own party. The Journal correspondent asked Mr. Dolliver today what he had been doing in the matter, Mr. Dolliver replied: "Nothing at all. This is purely a democratic fight, which the republicans are enjoying on deadhead tickets. It is not our picnic, but we are getting some of the lemonade and sandwiches." Striking wherever ypu find it, and it can't ' The. pf Aweriea wjii annual congress »t Peg 7 to jo. The addresses gt Wtti beWivered. by Hpn. Frank Bjgpverno? of JQW»; Pol. John, of the ?$$t$ society. ^$p&&&i&.ii9»&»t$ who Witt &&m sMmm wW b$ RST. »y. John i&U pf New company at Algona Thursday evening, They all report the opera as being first-class in every respect. Erametsburg Tribune; The Odd Fellows of Emmetsburg will not publicly celebrate the anniversary of the order, which occurs April §6, but will probably have an extensive public demonstration at Algona some time }n June, when the Canton pf Patriarchs Militant will appear in their new uniforms, The Smoklyn Chronicle is authority for the fi3^Mog egg story: Mrs. T. B. Brush basWuripsity in the shape pf a sort of Siamese twin egg, pr eggs. There are two eggs connected by a ligament three inches in length. One of the eggs is above the ordinary size, the ptber smaller. The pne is aft yplk, and the Ptbep all white. Over in Calboun county last week a yputb who applied for a marriage license was ao evidently under age that the clerk refused to grant a Jlcgnge un* less the consent of parents or guardian was obtained. The young map agreed to fcaje.a. g»ar4laa appointed, aid A PINE STOPS BBEEDINQ FAEM. Myron Scliciiclc line Begun With Red Polled Full Bloods and Will Brood Them—A Handsome Union Township Farm. Myron Schenck has his breeding farm of Red Polled cattle in Union township well under headway with two full-blood bull calves thus far this spring. "Kossuth," the first overborn in the county, is about four weeks old, and "Keno," the second, is about three weeks old. Both are from the full-blood cows lately brought from Cresco, Howard county, bought of Senator Converse, who has made a specialty of the best imported stock, and both are as handsome calves as are' often seen. Mr. Schenck bought four cows, one imported, .and during the season will have two more calves of the very highest breeding. Besides these he has the large bull brought to the county by Thos. Hanna, anfl a nine- months youngster, "Hennepin," who tips the scale at 800 pounds in ordinary flesh, and who can trace as respectable a pedigree as there is in the" Red Polled books. Mr. Schenck has gone into breeding Red Polled cattle with a view to introducing them into the county as the coming cattle. They were raised in one or two counties in England originally and were at first a strictly milk animal rather small in size. By breeding they have been brought up to compete with the beef breeds without losing their value as milkers. They give almost as much milk as the best milking breeds and are almost as good stock cattle as the best stock breeds, and as a combination animal excel all, They are hornless, very hardy, mild, very handsome, and give big returns for small expense. They will doubtless be exhibited at the county fair, where all stock men will be interested in seeing what they can do. The reporter dropped in on Mr, Schenck one day last week and cast his critical eye on the new stock. While there he also took a look at some 80 fat steers and a bunch of hogs with them, 50 young pigs that are started already on their brief race for next fall's market, and at a barn 58 by 88 feet with 20 foot posts which cost in money only $400, This latter seemed such an achievement that particular note was made of it, The posts are all cut in the timber and set in the ground, It is stronger than a framed barn, equally well covered and shingled, and Mr, Sehenck says he will duplicate it any where for $700. Nobody ought to long be in need of a big barn, Another big barn covers horses, hay, etc, Mr, Sohenck is planning to build a new bouse this fall on the site of the old one, which his father put up 25 years ago. With this he will have as hand.* some a farm as there is in the county. And when it is well stocked with his full blood cattle it will be one of the finest stock farms in northern Iowa. limited of the Illinois Central, April 4, our party consisted of 66 ladies and gentlemen representing the coupon ticket agents of the north-western states. The morning of the 6th found us in Tennessee, and this with upper or northern Mississippi so far as could be seen from the train, rough, uneven, red-soiled, and unattractive in the extreme. As we . get further south into the middle of the state the land becomes more level, and the colored people are more conspicuous., Plowing was being done, and in that lazy way. that the negro is supposed to excel in, One mule comprised the team, but it was seldom that wehadtheopportunity to see the outfit in motion, as they were invariably stopped on our approach that the mule might rest and the negro see the train go by. Further south the country gets more even, cotton, cane, and corn are just making their appearance above ground. From Jackson south heavy timber covers the country, interspersed here and there with • pretty openings and clearings fairly well tilled, and where cared for in a thrifty manner, appeared to yield abundantly. From here to New Orleans large saw mills are at nearly every station. It was along here that some of the wise ones of our party began reciting history, and informed us that the two-wheele_d lumbering-like trucks were the remains of confederate artillery; but one of the natives whom I thought posted in the matter informed us that they were log trucks, and the historian gave Us a rest. At every station we were treated to a negro "hoe down" by a flock of little negroes who danced in anticipation of the nickels that they expected to be forthcoming. A noticeable peculiarity of the houses of the negroes, and probably of the poorer of the whites, was that their windows contained no glass, but were closed by board shutters only. At New Orleans we were joined bv the contingency from the east and south, bringing our number up to 355. With these we put in Friday seeing the city, and visiting the levees and cemeteries. Their dead are buried above ground in vaults because of the ground being so saturated with water. This day, April 6, was their decoration day and this made our visit to the cemeteries doubly interesting on account of the followers of the "lost cause" that the occasion brought out. My attention was called to black draped notices that were posted on telegraph poles and in other conspicuous places, which I found to be death notices, giving name and age, cause of death of the deceased, and also noted the time and place of funeral. I understand that this is in conformity with the regulations of the city. Saturday morning, April?, our party, occupying a train of nine Pullman sleepers with "dining and baggage car attached, started for the. west. The first day was occupied in making new acquaintances, telling and hearing the varied experiences that the different ones had met with on their journey to New Orleans. The morning of the 8th found us in east Texas, a partially wooded country, crops looking fairly well, flowers and cacti in abundance. Short stops were made at San Antonia and Del Rio, At the latter place we were told that the rain of the previous night was the first they had had in six years, and the condition of the country, especially the large number of dead cattle that dotted the prairie, left us little chance to doubt the assertion, From this point until we passed El Paso we were furnished with a guard of United States marshals to protect us against the depredations of the greasers. At El Paso we stopped for a few hours to give any who wished an opportunity to visit Old Mexico, and very few there were who did not take advantage of the opportunity. It seemed little more like a foreign country than that through which we had been passing for the past 24 hours, in all of which the Mexican was in a good majority, and adobe huts the prevailing residence, From El Paso west through New Mexico and Arizona comes pretty near being a desert, and is covered, or partly so, by sage brush and cacti, I am not exaggerating at all when I say that I saw several that were higher than the telegraph poles, This with the ride through a part of Nevada was the disagreeable part of our journey, and invited to help oufseivee, <#efa all Will be afforded ypur eastern f rienes to visit y9u by the low*rate home-seekers exoursipns arranged by the Chicago t$ Wortb,we8teF» n&W to* May 8 f n<J 39» im n yo« will ferw4 tQ W, A. W&'tto Northwestern Une, Chicago,, your the cars being filled with dust and the heat intense. Los Angeles (the city of the angels) was pur objective point, and where we weretohpld pur annual meeting on April 11» We were met at Col ton by a delegation from the chamber pf epm- merce of kos Angeles, who brought an extra car of refreshments, which was to be used by them in welcoming us to the state. At the depot we were met by a large party pf maskers from the La Fiesta, which was then in session, and with them a band of Indians that bad been brought oyep from Arizona for the purpose, all beaded by a band, we were escorted to headquarters. Log Angeles was Pur headquarters for and frew kerf w» visited djaing afc |b,e Hotel balw'wv t*e osean to? il*§ mb Mfflej very enjSyftbm A day's ridd ovef What they Subleased td dall the Kit6» Shaped Track brought Us back to Los Ahgeles, oflly to take another start in the morning tof Catalina Island via. Safi Pedro and the Southern Faeific Steamship line. This was a most delightful voyage, on which We were sup* plied with music and refresh men ts, and on arrival at the Island a banquet Was waiting and was artistically disposed of. After this a roam over the island and the return trip to land ended one of the most enjoyable days of the out- Ing, and was heartily,, enjoyed by all, except perhaps those who were so deeply affected that they found it necessary to cast up theh' accounts with Jonah, and who looked lohg and wistfully .into the deep blue sen. This night found us again ib Los Angeles, where- the La Fiesta Were having their closing night's revelry, and to those who were not asked, no matter what his condition or who he was, it proved a night long to be remembered. It was rightly termed "The Battle of Flour." Everyone was out on that night; the streets were packed; three-fourths of the people were masked, and woe to him who was not. for many of the maskers carried a little tube filled with flour and resembling a fish horn, and as he passed the intended victim or one who Was not masked he blew the flour where he thought it would have the most effect. This seemed great fun, except to the victim. In one instance a sack was emptied into the crowd, and to make it more binding someone from an upper window turned a hose on the crowd below. This was the time that certain good citizens might have been seen "taking to the Woods," or rather finding their way down the alleys to the back streets on their way home. Sunda,y was taken for our trip to San Francisco, where for three days it was a " go ; as-you-please" for the party. The Midwinter Fair was the first thing to claim our attention; and it is a beauty. The exhibits are very much the same as at the World's Fair, though of course more limited. The familiar Midway scenes are there and their attractions were hawked with the same enthusiasm as at Chicago. The concessionaire is there with everything that man will buy and he has forgotten nothing of his winning ways, and his prices are still on top. Of course pur visit was not complete without a visit to the Cliff House to see the beach, the seals, and more than all, the Golden Gate. Chinatown was visited, where we were shown the opium dens filled with those who passed the night under the influence of that drug. Some pf them, our guide informed us, rarely made their appearance above ground, but sustained themselves on what the charitably-disposed gave them, on passing. Down in one damp, foul- smelling cellar we saw a case of so- called leprosy. I have no doubt that had it been leprosy the authorities would have had it removed from the reach of other men, yet I can convolve of nothing more loathsome than the sight appeared. Through one street at each door there appeared to be a guard stationed, who on our approach warned those within who were said to suspend their games and put out their lights until we were past, and no one was near 'to interfere. Chinatown covers a parcel of ground two blocks wide and seven blocks long, and in this territory there live nearly 15,000 people. On our way stops were made at Salt Lake, Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs, Manitou, • and Denver. Of these Salt Lake was the most interesting. We were royally entertained here by the chamber of commerce, most of whom were Mormons, and we incidentally learned much of them and their customs. Co-operation is their underlying principle, and to that they rightly attribute much of their success. Their temple and tabernacle were built entirely by their own people, as was also the great organ. To decorate the interior of the temple they sent their best artists to Paris and kept them there for 12 years studying with the masters that the work might he well done. Many times Brigham Young was referred to as the founder of the city and of its success. When men were idle he,furnished them work, at times building walls about the city, especially about that part devoted to church purposes, This was done incidentally as a protection against Indians, but behind it all was that master mind that knew that so long as the men were continually employed they were the better controlled and under his subjection. They told us that polygamy was dead forever, but that it is not forbidden by the church; but it is not practiced because of its being forbidden by the law. One of their commands is that all young men of the church between the ages of 18 and 25 must go forth and preach the gospel of that church from two to five years, according as he may be located where the English language is spoken or it is necessary that he learn another language. This he must do without any help from the church more than his education, and when the church releases him from that duty they send him transportation to his home, These youn» men are sent to all parts of the earth, Can we wonder cSmpel 6Uf eft* to ab&ntioti ilS jdurnej sftlid that their numbers are increasing, and that their young men are among the very brightest that one meets? The thing that impressed me most in all the booming western towns was the fact that they never neglected an op' portunity to advertise their attractions, and to this fact I think is attributable more than anything else the idea that ' California is a paradise. California's climate is perfect, her people most hospitable, her scenery grand, her land very productive where rainfall is abundant of irrlgatipn npssible; but for each acre that is fruitful and bios* somslike the rose, there seem many that resemble a desert. Of all the country traversed I think I am justified in saying that nature has smiled most on that part from central Kansas via Kansas City and DesMoines tp Algona. Our journey covered near* ly 8,000 miles with a company of those whp are among tb,e brightest people on earth. We saw aad learned much, We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest fof Bine hoUH, I tell L Suit me, and any Paid complains of & bltezafd should the pleasure (?) of one of these storms. . , AMVing at Safl Francisco, of the first thing Was to visit the Mid* wiater Faif. The exhibits in fruits, flowers, and vegetables formed ft large portion 6f the fair, and ifl 'twas almost endless, wefe I to try to tell you What size the lenjotts, oranges, pears, potatoes, meloflS, pumpkins, etc., attain, you would doubtless tell md 1 had " Wheels ia my head," Suffice it, that you bring your imagination to the highest poittt possible, then stretch that a few inches, and you will get a faint idea of what size things attain where there are 365 days of growing outdoor weather. The Weather was quite cold at Frisco, and an overcoat was constantly needed mornings and evenings. If you ever visit this grand country, take your Iowa underclothing With you, as you will not become acclimated in a short stay. From there I went south to San Diego. This is the most pleasant place I ever visited, and differs greatly from northern California. Nice and warm the year 'round. No thunder, wind, or lightning, and when it rains, it seems as though some restraining power placed the drops on earth, so gently do they fall. Here the good roads problem is solved. All over this section you will find them just like city pavements, and they have the appearance of having been specially prepared, though not so, for it is the character of the soil. There is no such thing as mud, and, in fact, this is about the only thing they don't grow there. In Iowa, the ladies go into ecstacies and rave over some single little calla 'lily, or a rose of some description. There they are as common as grass, and eyen along the railroad tracks 'they abound in countless millions. No matter where you turn your eyes, the same sight greets you— simply an. endless profusion. The fragrance in some localities is well nigh suffocating, and your clothes become thoroughly impregnated with the delightful perfume. Though the country is exceedingly pleasant, I would not advise any one seeking a situation to start for California. There you can see the' effects of hard times on every side. No real estate changes hands, outside of a few cities. The country has been boomed to death, and will not recover until the outside lands are tenated. Lands that once sold for fabulous sums can ' today be purchased for at most an eighth of • their selling price during the boom. A FAMOUS DOS. "Owney,"the Postofflce Dos, Has Traveled Over the World with Mall Agents. Various notices of "Owney," the postofflce dog, have been in the papers since a recent visit to Sioux City at the close of a tour of Dakota. " Owney" is a Scotch terrier, and belongs to: a post- offlce clerk in Albany, N. Y. He has been traveling with postal clerks for several years. He has been across the Atlantic three times and once to Honolulu. .Two years ago Owney' attended a corn palace celebration in Sioux City. In St. Nicholas for March his picture is given, and M. I. Ingersoll publishes a respectable as well as respectful account of his doggish life. He was raised and cared for by the office clerks. One day he jumped on the mail wagon and rode to the depot, and when the pouches and sacks were loaded on the car he jumped in after them. He was at home among the bags and slept as peacefully as if at home. After an absence of several weeks, when everybody thought he had gone forever, he walked into the Albany office, a little worse for his trip. Before going on another trip his friends put a collar on him bearing this inscription: "Owney, Albany Postofflce, Albany, New York," and to it was fastened a card asking railroad clerks to fasten tags showing where he had been. Soon he was gone again, nobody knew where. He went to St. Louis, Chicago, Salt Lake, San Francisco, and from there to Mexico. In Mexico they hung a Mexican dollar on his neck, and he had also a King's Daughter's badge attached when he got back. On his return trip he came through Washington. Postmaster General Wa'na- maker had a harness made for him and had his badges removed from his neck and fastened to his harness. Soon after, when he arrived at Boston, his tags had become so heavy that the clerks taking pity on him took off his harness and sent it to the postmaster at Albany, It now hangs in the office as a curio, Once "Owney" strayed into the postofflce at Montreal and the postmaster had him shut up and informed the owner of the whereabouts of his dog, It was not till after the Albany people sent the Canadian post' master $2.50 to pay expense incurred that "Owney" was liberated, In, his rounds over the country the dog has lost the sight of one eye, Clerk Weston says that he has on a harness now similar to that given him by General Wanamaker, According tp h}s tags he had been pn bis last western trip put in Oregon and Washington and had made the rounds of the Dakotas pretty thoroughly. In his travels he never associates with anyone but postofflce clerks, tejl* ing them by the fragrance of mail bags which they are never rid of, 4S Pi «Tf WIJ9QR SftW Iff Harry Wilson, writes an account pf bit cpast trip f^pr the E_mmet§bur ff Pemocrftt, We clip a CJ»e»p : On May 8 and 89 the Northwestern line will sell beme-seekers' excursipn tickets tP ppints in nprth western Iowa! western Minnespta, Nprtb Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Nebraska Colpradp, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and the round trip, Tickets will *?e gppd for return passage within thirty days from date of sale and will allow stpp- wer privileges on, going trip in ter& tonr to which tiofets are sold- For tickets and full infprmatipn apply to agents Chicago ft NprthwesterVRail- way co»p»ny,%-et4 fifteen, ftboyeupfk .I«!W Wre lot'at 1 ' -CM „ 17^ WlKttBK&ia &| at {^dj as >*•

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