The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 25, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 25, 1894
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WPEM D1S MOIKES! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 25, 1894 INGMAM A WARfcEft. i to Subscribers: Oflscopy, one yea* ;......,.*i.6 Onefcopy,six months.. 7 Oft*copy,three months 4 Betot w any address at above fates. ' BWfilt by draft, money ordet, express orde: drJWStfttnoteatoUf Hsk. Kites of advertising sent on application. I am a candidate foi" the office of count findltot, subject to the action of the republic* cotmty convetttlqii. •fo 13 *- WHI*B. truss c Those who see much occasion fo Alarm in the method by which the rail ways of this country are now conducte and who are likewise opposed to gov ernment ownership, are likely to fin something to commend in the plan sug gested in another column, It is wha is known as the Bismarck plan, and i the one worked out by the fertile brai of the ex-premier of Germany. I is said to have been in operation i that country for some years and wit! remarkable success. It does awa; with the idea of arbitration, for th reason that no arbitration that is no the result of mutual agreement can b other than a process of law, and conse quently is not arbitration at all Wherever the plan that involves a par tial partnership between employer an employe has been put to a practica test it has usually proved a success Any scheme that makes the interest of both parties mutual, and wherein the success of the one means success fo the other, is bound to meet with favor What seems to be most needed is a plan that will make employer and employi friends instead of enemies. It is uselesi to say that any business, whether it b< that of operating a railway or a retai grocery store, can be carried to a sue cessful outcome so long as bitterness or a spirit of unfriendliness exists be tween the two. In line with this thought comes to mind the fact that there lives in Kos fiuth county a man who, in his earlier years, was an employe of the great Krupp gun works of Germany, where this same plan has been in operation for a long time. His experience is val liable for the reason that after coming to this country he was employed in the Pullman car shops, where he worked long enough to be able to make an intelligent comparison between the two methods. His testimony is to the effect that strikes are unknown in Germany, and he believes it chiefly due to the fact of the harmonious relations existing as a result of the partnership plan. It seems to us, and we believe it will be apparent to others, that there is .much that is meritorious in the proposition, and for that reason we use the needed space for its elucidation. IOWA'S MULCT X.AW. «'•• When'we talk about Iowa's new liquor law, known as the Martin mulct law, being a success or failure, it should be remembered that the point of view has a good deal to do with it. Those who favor the licensing of saloons will tell you that where it is on trial the mulct is a blooming success. Equally sure are people in the same town or city that it is the grandest humbug on the statute. In all probability the last named class is opposed to saloons on any basis, just as they have a right to be. So it must not be lost right of that much depends on how the person interviewed feels on the liquor question itself. His judgment is likely to be more or less warped by ,fcis general attitude on the question as s, whole, •, Whether the mulct law is preferable to.prohibition or not cannot be determined by the short trial it has had in this state, As in the case of the prohibitory law, ample opportunity must be given to test its working qualities before it can be said to be either a success or failure. The claim is that in Buch places as Dubuque, Sioux City, And some of the interior towns it pro" vides the authorities with a method for regulating the traffic; but our observation is that in a community where saloons exist as a result of popular sentiment, they are regulated just so far as that sentiment says they shall be, and 00 more. In Des Moines, for instance, a war is being waged to compel obedience to the law, but we are yet unable to learn that those who favor liquor gelling are the promoters of that war. The statement that there are lesssa- , loons now than before the new law •went into effect is largely in the nature Qf assumption; we must have spme reliable statistics on that point before it becomes an established fact. It jnust he recognized, however, that i law has something of good about it. i pflte best features is that saloons he tbrujt upon a 'community its consent. However much ! 4* Wfljp foe contended that what is good a»y other part, the aotl-ealooniets will 4J$Y«r concede that liquor selling is : l ; J|ve. IVam tbe standpoint of party " t&j JSpW^tewj legislature of, I4lfl*fee JJW™^ T-TF??<( legislation over anything Iowa has be fofe tifed, theri the republicans shoul be giveh credit for it. So faF as tfessuth county Is concernee the millet law cuts no figure. It ha prohibition before and has prohibition now, If there are those Who asser that the stxty'five per cent, of signa tu res could be secured in this county their belief, if 6uch it is, is not wel founded, to prove which it is only »e essary to refer to the fact that ho el fort of the kind has yet been made. A GLOOMY VIEW, Gov. Hogg of Texas will be written of by historians as the champion alarmist of his day. A dispatch says Gov. Hogg was presented with a golt watch by the officers of the state militia and in response took a gloomy view of th future. He predicted that within six weeks martial law will be declared in California, Kansas, Colorado and Illinois and the anarchists of Chicago would us dynamite and "bespatter tbe lofty build ings of that city with the hearts, lungs and livers of the citizens." He alluded t President Cleveland having ordered th troops there and Judge Cooley's lette commendatory of the acts, and said he " felt humiliated over it, as it was a danger ous invasion of state rights and not done before since 1860." The governor pro dieted a great revolution soon and possible dismemberment of the great republic, un less a foreign war diverts attention from the internal dissatisfaction. The times have furnished some o the most unique executive heads known to modern history. Altgeld has covered himself with shame by pardon ing anarchists who perhaps ought to have been hung instead, and later by his public utterances in connection with the strike, even going so far as to almost defy the authority of the national government. Pennoyer de clared that he was in no sense under obligation to respect that authority and Walte is the next thing to an outlaw, not alone for what he has said, but for his public acts as well. The four make a quartette the like of which has not been known in this country before, and, unless the signs of the times are at fault, they will not be known very long after the people pass judgment on them at the ballot box. Two are democrats, two are populists, and all four have shown themselves to be consummate asses. CLEVELAND'S LETTER. A significant letter is that written by President Cleveland last Thursday to Chairman Wilson, the father of the house tariff bill, the publicity of which the president authorized. It comes as a direct result of the failure of the house and senate to agree on a tariff measure, and is. cleaTly indicative of the alarm which the president sees in the probable failure of a democratic congress to do anything in line with the professions made in democratic platforms. He stands by the Wilson bill as passed by the house, and exhibits a good deal of impatience with ;hose democratic senators who, by the obstructive course they have pursued n the matter of tariff legislation, are digging a deep grave for the democratic party. The president is severely :riticised by several democratic sena- ;ors, and a merry war is on in Wash- .ngton. The controling element in the senate insists it will not recede, and the house members maintain that /he Wilson bill as it passed the house s the only thing they will ever consent /o. Meantime the commercial interests of the country are practically at a stand-still, awaiting the movements of a democratic congress that promised everything but seems totally incapable if doing anything. Such is democracy n there times. The Fort Dodge Times pays a nice 'ornpliment to Senator Funk in the f ollowng: One of the busiest men in the state if Iowa is Senator Funk of Spirit Lake. That charming pleasure resort is a work resort for him, The Chautauqua assembly carce has time to disperse itself when the editors will begin to " assembly" and all hese gatherings would not gather were it not for the planning and preparatory work he greater part of .which falls upon the boulders of Senator Funk. Those who mvo attended the Chautauqua meetings nthusiaatically proclam their success, and he editorial meeting on August 3 and 8 ias every promise of being a great affair. Bro. Hunter's term as postmaster at iVebster City expired on the llth, but as yet no democrat has been appointed to ucceed him. In a brief note in the Freeman he invites Grover to hurry along the ommisslon for the new man; he wants to be relieved. Hon. E. H. Hunter is the new postmaster at Des Moines. Col. Eiboeek was lis chief competitor, and the Register says b was a case in which the Irish downed tie Dutch, * Who pays the fiddler in the late trike troubles at Sioux City is a question hat seems to admit of doubt. Early re orts said the expense for calling the ailltia out would fall upon Woodbury ounty; now the attorney general gives it 8 his opinion tbat the bill must be paid by he state. Jt is a matter of swail account o the soldier hoys who pays it. The ;hing that concerns tbw most is when it will be paid. Chicago Tribune: Walte, _,.„. Ing, Pennoyer, and Altgeld will please sit little closer together on the platform and m«fee room for Mr. Hogg of Texas.' They had some warm politics in 8M/mv fort week. Qm w4 bis m <?puWl«m votes 0n.g yet |t the late c&uou? I-fife in to tote for some pet candidates. The EJstherville Republican suggests that "it is that kind of republicanism that make good republicans tired aid generally re suits in the best men staying away from caucuses." * i jfr , "Two thousand Iowa traveling inett have resolved to boycott Pullman cars" is the reading of 4 paragraph that is going the rounds. What nonsense 1 As if a Pullman coach is the less comfortable because, forsooth, its manufacture is con trolled by a matt who has incurred the dis pleasure of any one class of the people More than that, so long as the wholesale houses "pay the freight" the best is non too good for the average traveling man. The republican state convention is in session at Des Moines today. The Upper Des Moines editoria association, which meets at Spirit Lake Aug. 2, will have for its principal speaker Hon. J. Fred. Meyers, the talented editor of the Denison Review. His topic will be "The Ideal Editor," and a masterly pro ductton is assured. IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD, The Webster county teachers' insti* tute opened last week with an enrollment of 300. Elmore Eye: Miss Minnie Rice ^ Algona, Iowa, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. G. W. Pangburn, the past week. The LuVerne News says the dipthe- ria scare is about over in that town, Mr. Darr's children being entirely recovered and no new case reported. Thus far there have been no deaths from this dread disease. Humboldt Independent: Mrs. H. C. Cusey, sister of W. O. Atkinson, died at Arkansas City, Ark,, on the morning of July 4. She was well known to all the old settlers here, Mr. and Mrs. Cusey had lost their oldest -laughter on the 19th of April, and Mrs. Cusey was indisposed from overwork ever since. Rolfe Reveille: W. P. Wheeler now has a bonanza in shape of a flowing well on his large farm south of Rolfe. Last week Tom Smith struck a vein at a depth of 68 feet that filled the well to overflowing, and the water continues to run. Mr. W. will utilize it by piping the water to his various pastures. A farmer boy by the name of Winders, while breaking prairie near Meservey a few days ago, plowed up an old money purse which contained $106 in gold and silver. The oldest piece of money was dated 1802, and the newest piece was dated 1850, showing that it had laid there hidden for many years. A slight change in the management of the LuVerne News occurred last week, and this is what Hugh Smith says about it: F. H. Patton has purchased a half interest in the News, and any business done with him will be satisfactory. _ His daughter, Emma, takes ;he position of compositor, and we warn all giddy young men to keep out of our composing room. Spirit Lake Beacon: The arc lights did business for the first time Tuesday night. The company is entitled to the congratulations of every enterprising citizen for the perfect character of the .ight from the very beginning. This .s due in the first place to the high £rade equipment, and no less perhaps ;o the skill of the electrician, E. W. Hawkins. Spirit Lake has reason to be proud of her electric light plant. Estherville Democrat: When Sam Tones declared in his lecture at the Chautauqua last Friday " that he had been a dempcrat but wasn't now," every republican face looked as big as a full moon and fairly glowed with Measure and satisfaction. But when le thanked his Creator "that he never did get low enough down to be a repub- ican," not a single republican face could be seen. They seemed to be coking for something on the floor. The Webster City Freeman remarks hat the appointment of W. J. Brown of that city as district deputy internal •evenue collector does not meet with he hearty approval of all his democratic brethren, about a dozen of ivhom have written Collector Kelly n-otesting against his appointment. Jet 'em boil. The democratic factions of this county could do the county no letter service than to exterminate each other. There are some in each faction who would make good republicans if iheir claws were trimmed. Burt Monitor: Jay Grover* had to shoot a good horse one day last week. Glen Davison was running the mower, and in turning at the corner one of the lorses in some manner came back with a lunge, breaking the tongue and throwing the pther horse in the way of the sickle, cutting his foot so badly jh at it was deemed best to shoot it We neglected mentioning last week the departure of Mrs. A. W. Blanch- ird to Mason City, where she is receiv- ng treatment at the hands of a special* st for her old trouble, cancer of the )reast. Mrs. Denison Paine left yesterday for the same place to receive similar treatment. Emmetsburg Democrat: The re- mired sixty-five per cent, of signers to to business under the new law has been secured Miss Light of Ruthven ias been hired to teach in the West ?end public schools the coming year. • Will Sterzbach returned from Colfax Friday. He is greatly improved, He thinks Colfax is a good ilace to get rid of rheumatism r ames Taylor and another gentleman rom Algona passed through this city yesterday on their way to Woonsooket, South Dakota. Mr. Taylor has a large arm near that place Some who heard Sara Jones' lecture at Spirit e, Friday, were well pleased with t. Others say that the speaker was rery vulgar and that some men would iave been driven out of town for using >he expressions he did, All agree that ome of his language was not choice. Whitteroore Champion: A man with a blistered ana w»s doing the town yesterday for assistance to get to got springs in order to have his disease seated. The general imprewlpo [s •hat he was not particular no he got »i8aeMetenee whjBjbe,* 1 it Ms jitnrto iaiSprjjjgt or ipme other bpj wet-e likely interested in his be u expedition Vera, HotelHng joined the Spirit Lake expedition, Saturday. Others going l&ter were May Hotelling, Minnie Newman, Geo. Munch, Mark Scott, Mr. Beck and daughter Rettie, Mrs. J. L. Cotton and the editor and family J. M. Farley is putting up & fine new cottage on Given's point on West Okoboji lake. Ike Harpstef and Ed. Boyle accompaniec Mr. Farley up Monday and commenoet work on it......Mark Boyle started last evening on his bicycle for a trip to Fort Madison, where he will visit liis brother, Lew. MtfSltfGS ON HOBBEBAOE. Some iTiippy Thoughts by- cyrcilUs Cole of the Iteslstef. There aren't as many humming birds as there used to be. Not near as many Or is it only seeming? In the evening of long ago, with the sun setting be hind the high hedge and the orchards beyond, the humming birds used to fit about the flowers In the garden on tireless wings. How they dived into the petunia's cup and pulled the sweets out of each separate blossom on the verbenias that lifted their rose-like clusters from their lowly vines! And as it grew darker, lying on the porch you could hear the motion of their wings! But from whence they came and whither they went when darkness fell over the earth no man knew. Like the winds they came and went and no man saw them. Sometimes you tried to solve the mystery by laying your hands on them, but they were always withdrawn in dread, so sacred seemed the mystery of these birds of the flower-perfumed air of evening. Often you wondered in what tiny nests they must sleep at night and rest by day. And then the eggs and the young—ohl what a wee world must their's bel And the world seems lonelier now these birds no longer visit it. Their beautiful colors, their wings that never were stilled, the sound of their flying in the twilight when all else but the locusts in the trees wd're hushed, and the perfume of the flower beds—that they could all come back again! To dream again of great things somewhere out in the world awaiting you, or of bright eyes as eyes can never be bright again in this world! Or just to hear again, your mother busied, like Martha who served the Master, about her household cares, cares unending from the cradle to the grave. And to hear tier admonishing you not to lie in the noonlight, fateful and ill-fated moon .ight it seemed to her, but to you a silver glory hanging tremulous over ;he tree tops in the south. Ah, Time, thou art cruel! Thou art a breaker of hearts and a despoiler of lomes! Never the old circle again! Never the same loves! Never the same cares even! Never the same tears! And yet how gentle is the hand of Time with some things. It has scat- iered the dust of ita oblivion over many of the little disagreeables of the past. All things.has it softened, and about •lungs that were bitter it has scattered the perfume of faded roses, faint, but oh! so sweet and so suggestive! And so if Time cruelly separates and takes iway it also hallows many things. It s a forgetting as well as a remember- ng that makes living sweet. Think of iving all the time in the presence of past follies and sorrows and disappoint- ments—'twere naked in a world where nothing but thorns and brambles grow. ANOTHEB SNAEE STOBY, This Time It Comes from L.uVerne and "Smithy" is Responsible. The fellow who started the story about the snake in the'beerkeg at Blue Earth must take a back seat, for we now have an Iowa product that knocks »he Minnesota snake silly. The story comes this time from LuVerne, and if hei-e is any doubt about its correctness Hugh Smith will make affidavit. He lays in his News: The reporter happened to stumble on o a first-class snake story the other day—and what makes it the more in- eresting it is true. The scene of this nake story is laid in Mrs, L, D. Lovill's hallway. She went out in the hallway to get her sunbonnet, which he kept hanging on a nail that was Iriven into the wall about six feet rom the floor. She reached up to get t when she noticed something strange ibout it in some way, and on closer examination she discovered a large spot,ed snake laying over the nail on which ler bonnet was hung, It is needless to ay Mrs. Loyell was frightened—and who wouldn't have been? Mr. Lovell ivas in the store, and hearing her cream grabbed the stove poker and rushed out, knocked the snake down rom the wall and killed it. It was a arge snake, almost as big around as one's wrist, and about three feet long. How his snakeship ever got up on the mil is a mystery, as the wall is perfeot- y smooth and it would seem to be an impossibility for a snake to climb it. Ballots, Not Bullets. Denison Review: This is the motto if New York socialists at this time. f they do not make any more intelligent use of their ballots than they have jitberto— they will do themselves as much barm as by the use of bullets. Up to this time they have abused the government, the church and all politi- al parties for the entire year except in election day, when they voted the ?amroary Hall ticket— thus sustaining he greatest thief machine in the world. Tammary spends $80,000,000 per year, which is a quarter as much vs the U, S, government. It will he remembered that a couple were married in the Ferris wheel at be World's Fair last Summer. The Chicago Judge who has just refused to grant them a divorce gave his reason or so doing as follows: " I find by the eStiSMWy that Jbis cgge is beyond m power to 4e«ide» IB tbe e na»rf that tbU couple were i feet above the level onhj ground, y A REMEDY FOR STRIKES, A Suggestion in the Form of the Bis ttiarck Plan, Possessing Some Elements of Merit. it Would Be in the Nature of & Contract Between the Employers and the Employes. Chicago Tribune: Congressman McGann of this city is quoted us saying that prominent people tit Washington are abandoning the idea that a board of arbitration can be established to take cognizance of labor disputes and have power to enforce its conclusions. He is convinced that "arbitration must be voluntary, with both capital anc labor." In other words, that compulsory arbitration is no arbitration at all, but merely a lawsuit, and therefore that afiy such scheme as is proposed by Congressman Springer is futile, not worth the paper used for writing it out. The difficulty in adapting any scheme to the needs of the situation is well stated as follows by the Louisville Courier-Journal: Our greatest hindrance in these matters arises from the insufficiency of the professional politicians. They look alone to the offices they hold or expect to hold. Nor is this the worst of it. Few of them have the forecast to see ahead. With them it is always the next election. Temporary expedients, therefore, indecisions, side-glances at labor, the pressure of capital, disturb the serenity and the unity of thoughl which are so much needed in solving social problems. Labor has its rights. So has capital. It ought not to be a difficult task to bring the two to some sort of a reconciliation. But this can never be done by pandering to the self-love of either. A remedy more radical and more practical than compulsory arbitration must be provided. The scheme advocat ed by The Tribune is, in effect, a con tract between the railroad companies and their employes, accompanied by the establishment and maintenance of a provident fund from which shall be pensioned the workers after they have passed the age of active labor, and stat ed weekly or monthly payments be made to themselves or families in the event of disability or death. This fund is to be built up by co-operation between the company'and the employes, the latter to- contribute one-fiftieth part oi their wages and the company 1 per cent of its gross receipts, this fund to be in vested in good railroad bonds, not stocks, the latter being subject to great fluctuation and often becoming worthless; and the administration of the pension fund to be placed in the hands of responsible men acceptable to both parties or officials of the government. Every worker would have a life inter est in the fund, forfeited only by bad behavior, such as would justify his discharge from other situations; for instance, criminal carelessness or inebriety. The institution of the plan would make it to the interest of the employes to be careful, attentive, diligent, and sober, and thus diminish the risk of accident to the general public, in addition to giving the company good service and preventing it from the suffering of severe loss by strikes, such as they were afflicted with in the last three weeks. The morale of the men would DO improved, and the stock and proper;y of the company be worth much more the disappearance of risk of damage 3.y strikes, boycotts, mobs, and rioting. If this kind of arrangement were provided for by federal law and limited to ines engaged in inter-state commerce 3usiness and travel between points in different states would be secure from nterruption and blockade by strikes and boycotts, and the benefit to the whole country would be so apparent ;hat soon other applications of the sys ;em would be authorized by the state law to state common carriers and to .arge private corporations. There is in this nothing of state so cialism. It simply would be a form of stable employment and mutual life and accident insurance, cheaper, surer, less costly to operate, and more satisfactory n its workings than ordinary modes of nsurance, without trenching on personal rights or property rights. In reality the plan is an-enlargement of that .n force in the fire and police departments of oities in this state for many fears past. By an amendment in 1887 firemen's fund of Chicago receives one per cent of the municipal revenues !rom licenses, and by one of 1889 half pay is provided on retirement at the ige of 60, after having served twenty- two years and received an honorable discharge. The workings of the law iave been found to produce the very Dest results for the people of this city, as well as to stimulate to faithful service by their employes in the police and fire departments. This is a matter in which the people of the whole United States are vitally nterested, Some method must be adopted for preventing repetitions of ;he recent blocade in the commerce of country. It would seem that this best can be attained by removing the temptation to strike and encouraging em- ployes to try to effect a peaceable solu- ;ion of disputes that may arise and this without putting a deadlock on the bus- ness of the public, and inflicting harm on the whole American people. If a better plan could be formulated 'or bringing about this needed reform The Tribune will be glad to advocate t. But no such better plan is to be bund in state socialism or Debsism. Da the contrary that soon would be far more disastrous than anything yet endured by the American people, Na- iional ownership is no remedy. To >uy out the railroads as proposed by the populist element at a cost of six, or eight billions would load down the peo< with a monstrously heavy debt, which would render It necessary to increase he charges for transportation service, and ere long the wnole affair must ireak down of its own weight, the last step but one in process being a leasing >f the lines by government fo transportation companies, and this to be flowed by selling out at a tremendous L cn8tQget pid q! the. incubus. And, 1W would gerouS to the public welfare than a standing artnd of a million men. StJBDEfl frEAf tt Af WE81.Et, Burton Haswell the Victim of Ait Untimely Demise-Wesley Sport* ttttve Some Rnccs-The Week's Lo* cai JfcWS. WESLEY, July 23.—Harvest is Well under way in this part of the county, and by the lost of this week grain will all be in shock. Corn and potatoes are suffering for rain. The early potatoes are past helping now. Mrs. F. Mi Butts has been here for the past two Weeks visiting her son, G. M. Butts, also her old friends and neighbors. She will start for her home in Chicago, Wednesday. We have been informed that E. F. Bacon will start a bank at Renwick, to be known as the German American bank. He has severed his connection here with the State bank. W. A. Giilespie is on the sick list. At present he is some better. Mrs. S. E. Grove was visiting the family of T. A. Clark at West Bend for a few days last week. We note this week the death of Burton M. Haswell, which occurred Thursday evening, July 19, at 6 o'clock. Mr. Haswell and his brother Frank were running a dray line here, and up to last Monday evening he was seemingly well and was attending to their business as usual. At 10 o'clock Monday night he was taken -with a violent chill and a derangement of the stomach. Medical aid was at once called and after thorough examination it was found he was suffering with appendicitis, and in spite of all medical skill he grew rapidly worse until death came to his relief, He was rational up to a few hours of his death, and would converse with his friends that called to see him. The funeral took place Friday morning at the church, conducted by Rev. Eastman, and the remains were taken to Algona for interment by the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member, and who cared for him while sick and laid him to rest under the rites and ceremonies of the order. Mr. Haswell was 29 years old when he died, tnd leaves a wife, one brother, and one sister here, and his father, who resides at Sterling, 111., to mourn his loss. The friends have the sympathy of the community. Miss Becker and her sister of Austin, Minn., have been visiting their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. McPherson, for the past week, returning home Monday. Miss Arabella McPherson accompanied them to their home. A. A. Donaldson of this place has been engaged by S. J. Clausen of Clear Lake to run his elevator for him at Britt the coming season. Mr. Donaldson is a good grain man and no one knows this .better than Mr. Clausen himself, as he has been in his employ before, and the farmers in the vicinity of Britt will find him a gentleman to do business with and can rest assured that they will get a square deal. Quite a spirited horse race took place hero- Friday night between a horse belonging to J. H. Ward and one belonging to Chas. Brunson. There was considerable :betting . done among the boys, from ten cents to a" dollar. Mr. Brunson's broncho took the plum. After the horse racing was over a purse of a couple of dollars was raised for a foot race. We refrain from giving the names of those who took part in- the race for fear their fame as runners becomes generally known and the demand for them to run at different places in the state becomes so great that they may over-exert themselves in trying to fill all the calls. Mrs. Fannie Wade of Hampton is here visiting her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. O. Robinson. Mrs. Lu. Mayers of Hanna Switch was a Wesley caller Sunday. L., D. Butts otPlymftuth arrived here today.with his haying, outfit. He is intending to put up his hay here on his farm south of town. . . . •: Fred Bower of Carthage. Mo., a son of Geo. Bower, a former resident of Wesley, is here vieiting old friends. It has been 14 years since he left this county, and many changes have taken place since then, he thinks. Weather Crop Bulletin. High temperature and bright sunshine prevailed the larger part of the past week, and the drouth remaihs- practically unbroken. The showers on the 19th and 20th afforded temporary relief in narrow belts and spots, covering probably about one-third of the state. A few scattered localities report rainfall sufficient for 'present needs; but in the bulk of the state the amount was too light to give any appreciable benefit. The pastures are bare, and the live stock is suffering for feed and water, All unharvested crops have reached a. critical stage, and every day's continuance of the drouth adds to the extent of the injury already done. ' Within the past two weeks corn in- the larger part of the state has steadily retrograded, and the extent of injury cannot as yet be estimated. In the-, dryest of the "burnt district" the*, damage is beyond recovery, but in many of the northern counties the prospect is better. Taking the state as a whole the crop is likely to be less than two-thirds of an average, and a continuance of present conditions will reduce it far below that figure, Potatoes, flax, millet and grass have suffered great damage. Cut in TWO. The Pioneer Press, always abreast of the times, has reduced its subscription rates just one-half, The new rate on the daily and Sunday editions is but SO- cents per month, $5 per annum, in ad* vance; for the daily, without Sunday, 40 cents per month, $4 per annum, in advance; Sunday only, $1.50 per annum, in advance, 50 cents for three months. The Pioneer Press is now the cheapest metropolitan newspaper in the country. Its high standard will be thoroughly maintained, and, in view of the largely increased circulation which it will most assuredly have, it has en' tered into arrangements to even greatly improve the paper, Everyone cap, now afford to have a daily paper, as it costs but a cent and a fraction a day. All orders should he addressed to the Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. — - M fcow Hates to st, j» BM |, On account ofthe annual convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence union of America, the Northwestern line will sell excursion tickets to St, Paul, Minn and return at haU rates^one fare for he round trip; tickets on sule July 80 , 6, 1884, £&£ ,,< S *«,. H 5, ,',' J/tih&'M.

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