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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 12, 1894
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• ' AL0QKA> IOWA, WKDNBSDAY, Bl^TSMMK 12, "1894, fMStt&M A ot advertising stolon ftppHcfttlon . A delegate convention of the republicans of iOBSUtu county will be held at the court house ,jttAifon&<sn Tuesday, Sent, 18, 1804, at 11 Jf ,'.*, in,, tot the purpose of placing ill norrtlna- ?„ tldS candidates for the following county offl- . , ,' <ef»S: Count* Recorder, County Auditor, Cletk ;K > ,-*! Coitfta, County Attorney and two supervisor ,, - os*, and to transact such other buslnes as may " • woperl* ooine before the convention. The basis of representation wilt be as follows: One Vote for every precinct and one additional 4 tote for every 85 votes or taajor fraction s, thereof cast for Frank D. Jackson for govern'«,, .or at the general election in 1803, Algona- No. Del. First ward iLedyara 3 Second ward 4Luverne 4 Third ward fourth Ward ...5 Bart Buffalo,........... ..,.2 Cresco ..,.5 Plum Creek..,.1 3 Fenton............ .....1 Greenwood .....0 German Qarfleld, Gcrmania.... .........3 Hebron,. 2 Harriion ........3 No. Del. Lotts Creek..........2 Lincoln. ....2 Portland. 4 Prairie 2 Ramsay 3 Rlvefdale 2 Seneca..,. ...3 Swea 4 Sherman.... .......—2 tmlon. .3 Wesley 6 Whittemore.... .....5 Irvlngton........ 4 B. W. HAGGARD, Chairman. CALLS FOB CAUCUSES. First Ward, Algona-AtG. A. B. hall, Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p. m. B. Telller, Com. Second Ward, Algoniv-At the Wigwam, Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 p. m. 0. M. Doxsee, Com. Third Ward, Algona—At Normal building, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 o'clock p.m. £. 13. Hagg, Com. Fourth Ward, Algona—At the sheriff's office, Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p. m. E. V. Swatting, Com. Irvlngton—At the Lloyd school house, Mon. -day, Sept. 17, at 4 p. m. 0. B. Hutching, Com, Plum Creek—At the Bice school house, Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p. m. W. H. Conner, Com. Portland—At the Fox school house, Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p. m. W. A. Chlpman, Com. Prairie—At theLongbottom school house on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p. m. John Longbottom, Com. Blverdale—At the Stewart school house, on Monday, Sept. 17, at 1 p. m. A. Fisher, Com. ANNOUNCEMENT. I am a candidate for the office of county auditor, subject to the action of the republican •convention. . F. D. CALKINS. LOTTIE LANGE WITHDRAWS. The congressional situation is simplified. Louie Lange has notified J. C. Baker that he is out of the race and that he will certify to Baker's nomination at the Boone convention. The , telegram was received by Baker at the populist state convention at Des Moines and was read by General Weaver. Amidst great enthusiasm Baker was called for. The Register reports his ' as often of oftehe-'? thati they would bee-ii id patients who wefts paying own tills. ' fliB UppfiR ftfcB ample warrant for saying that bills hare beefi presented to the boaf d tor payment which could fleVef SBtSufS the Sanction Of the county medidat society. In at least one case the bill fof medicines tot & county pa 1 tient contained as large quantities of many drtlg 1 ^ AS a competent physician asserted would bd sold by an Algona drug store itt regular business ih a year. And in one of the bills now ih dispute the Claims for medicines are very suspicious to say the least. Getting pay for actual services and taking advant* age of a county case to run up a biff bill are two different things, and present a matter which the doctors in their association can easily regulate. la the first place they should not expect the same pay for services to those on the community for support that they receive from the well to do. This is in accordance with the general rule of collecting fees. In the second place they should not run up long bills at full fee bill rates against a county charge, when in their regular practice in a long continued case of many visits they would materially reduce fees to the patient, In the third place they should not allow a bill to be sent to the county board until it has been passed upon by the association. These suggestions are not original with THE UPPER DES MOINES, but voice the sentiments of others. If the medical society would adopt a special fee bill of one-half or one-third the regular rate for county charges, and audit all bills before they are presented for payment so that no unreasonable claims for drugs or .visits are made, public sentiment would sustain them. Such an arrangement would fairly .distribute the work, would do away with all discussion about the qualifications of county physicians, and would arrange for better and surer compensation than the doctors usually receive when called to the homes of the very poor or of the worthless, williftg 16 return and Mt htm down by 1 a smalt Iowa fiver ft thousand miiea from the S6a, and ihfcny a league from the coot mists that are the semi 6f the conscious billows thai hate been pouted out of the vaults of chwa." „. . __.. • ,\ "" " Baker was called out and said he would keep Dolliver at home ' to make his own 'bed and sweep his own kitchen, or I'll leave him to hum after election. I'll show him he hain't got no time to go down into the Ninth district to help fight Weaver.' » Mr. Baker was an active worker in the state meeting of the populists, and we again call the Courier's attention to the fact that no mention is made in their platform about the "-republican tariff robbery" while free coinage, which was voted down by the demo- -crats at Boone, is specifically demanded. Now that Mr. Baker is representing both parties would it not be well to have some official statement about these seeming incongruities? c. E. COHOON FOR JUDGE. Delegates from part of th« counties of this judicial district gathered at Emmetsburg last week to nominate a candidate to run against W. B.Quarton. James Taylor, Ike Finnell, and Henry Stmpkins attended from Algona. C. E. Cohoon was named and accepted, although he stated that he was not a democrat but a populist. It is understood that the populists will endorse him. As there are several thousand republican majority in the district the nomination is an empty honor. THE STATE FAIR FAILURE. The state fair comes out about $10,000 behind. If Des Moines is going to treat it every year as it has this it will never fare any better. -The Des Moines racing club took advantage of the half fare rates and put in a full programme at tbe driving park, which drew part, of the crowd. Then the . mayor gave Barnum's circus a license for the fair's liest day, and while 25,000 people were Struggling to get into the tent down -town, the fair grounds were deserted. ^And on another of the best days the «orner stone of the soldiers' monument was laid. The fair has been one of the best drawing cards for Des Moines the «ity has ever had, It has brought more money in and taken less out. iButthe fair cannot compete with a special programme of local attractions, Des Moines tries to have its cake eat it when it uses fair week to boom, down town enterprises, The will not again help the society on Its feet, and it will either have to seek new location or quit holding fairs if Peg Moines is not willing to be satisfied it during the week it claims. The Monticello Express says: •' Rev. S. W. Bashor, who is running against Henderson for congress, is of the Dunkard faith, a sect where the women wash the feet of the men during one of their peculiar ohurch services. Col. Henderson will not stop at the parson's feet; he will wash and tan his whole hide." The nomination of C. E. Cohoon for judge recalls the most violent political scramble ever seen in this section. He was republican candidate for nomination at the famous Storm Lake convention which nominated Judges Thomas and Macomber. The Palo Alto delegates were for him nominally, but not in fact, and E. B. Soper, to insure J. E. Cory's success for district attorney, gave a vote against the side Cohoon was on, and on this vote the whole convention turned. It seated the Weaver delegates from Kossuth, beat Parley Finch and Ellwood for judges and A, C. Parker for district attorney. Cohoon, who really had nothing at stake, was the maddest of the whole lot. But then he had "as much at stake as he has now. It is said that Breckenridge declared in one of his speeches that he was worn out and would go to England for a rest soon. The leader of the band immediately struck up " God Save the Queen." DOCTORS ANP THE COUNTY, The beginning of one suit against the 450URty and the prospect of more by the calls up the contention now go- pn over caring for the county poor. ^oy several years the county work wae >3let by contract. Tbe doctors soon fpund that this was inconvenient and v unprofitable awl they have lately re^ . fused to bid for the work. The ; jfc tftat PPly pge »an is JJQW | fcy tbe h^ai'4 fa aei m eovmty phyeipiw, "*" ' 1 ifclTWpry covering O f put their Viilf before the tt.JflYft ty» -- fcrww Col. J. H. Keatly has been asked to resign as commander at the soldiers' borne at Marshalltown, on account of bad bookkeeping or worse. The colonel is one of those genial men who have no fitness for an executive office. _ Stewart Goodrell,' of the state auditor's office, was in the Nebraska state convention which nominated Majors for governor against E. Rosewater's violent protest. He tells tbe Capital'that Iowa republican conventions are prayer meetings compared with the Nebraska gathering. He reports that nominations were made by noise and stampedes. When Rosewater's letter was read the convention simply went insane with delight. The delegates nearly all bad their coats off. Majors accepted the nomination in his shirt sleeves; Thurston made his speech dressed tbe same way. Confusion so reigned that two chairman could dp nothing, so they had the band play. Mr. Qoodrell says it was a great show. Sioux City is actually expecting tbe Corbett-Jackapn prl?e fight, Tbe plan is to nave it pn an island In the Missouri over which neither Iowa, Nebraska, nor South Pakpta have epntrpl, i" .» •" - J^fe Yogng; Uvery two years some democrat gets it te,l9 bis head that be Iff T118 El more is digging ft to Wtt welL Miss Anna gelid Light is teaching ih the Spencer schools. ' The Britt Tribune is enlarged, re- modelled, and greatly improved this week, Ffank Dean raised 4 beet in the bed of Owl lake that weighs 21 pounds and measures 29 inches ia circumference. Al. Adams went to Des Moines for BarflUm's circUs, "a habit,"' the Capital says, "he contracted when a boy," Rolfe is going to dtim a creek and have a lake, That beats draining out the beauty spots nature gave this section. Miss Genie Haiina of ErnVerne has gone to Mt. Vernon to attend college. She was a popular normal student last year. Rev. Bowen, Algona's former Episcopalian pastor, is building a church at Spirit Lake. He preaches there and at Estherville. The new law firm of Carr & Parker will be at 213 Equitable building in Des Moihes. The Des Moines papers give them a hearty welcome. The Whittemor© Champion has entered its third year. The Champion is spicy enough to remind the old timer of Jack Henry's pioneer journal. Forest City Summit: L. C. Hackman and J. D. Youmans of Algona were in town a couple of days last week in the interest of the Iowa'Mutual Loan association of Dubuque. Emmetsburg Democrat: Kossuth county has a prize fight every Sunday. This is one of the ways of serving the Lord. By the way, why don't Kossuth make a bid for the Corbett-Jackson mill? • Armstrong Journal: Attorneys Sullivan and McMahon of Algona were in this city on Saturday evening. Think they came over to take in Kirkhart's show or something of that kind. Buffalo Center Tribune: A trial in a justice court at LuVerne recently resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff of $22.25 and the costs in the case amounted to over $90. Justice comes high down there. C. A. Stow writes to his brother at Burt that crops are a failure where he is in Nebraska, and that many families in his neighborhood have scarcely enough to eat and to wear. How they will get through the winter is a question. Bro. 'Mayne issues the following challenge from Emmetsburg: J. N. Baugh, who resides in the southeast part of the city, has nearly an acre of very fine melons. Despite the dry weather he has succeeded in raising over two thousand marketable' melons, some of which will compare favorably with those shipped in. At the very lowest price for his melons, his acre will bring him about $250 in cash. Can Kossuth county beat that? The West Bend Tribune says: The Algona papers are advertising Kossuth county crops as if they lived in Kansas this year, especially northern Kossuth. Over here in the southwestern part of Kossuth and southeastern Palo Alto we always have good crops and have got them this year. People were a little scared back in July. But then, a long spell of dry weather was something new. When they commenced to thresh their oats all signs of panic disappeared and faith in southern Palo Alto and Kossuth was confirmed. Elmore Eye: For several week past there has been a prize-fight in the neighborhood of Ledyard every Sunday, participated in by local sluggers. The ball was opened by the Turpin- Goodwin scrap, and since there have been other would-be mug punchers who followed their noble example. Last Sunday, however, they were interrupted by the authorities ot Kossuth county. The boys were onto the officers and did not proceed with the program, but this did not prevent the aforesaid officers from performing their mission and they arrested them for fighting the Sunday before. DOLLIVEB IN ST. PAUL. He Addresses the Republican Editors and Receives an Ovation. ST. PAUL, Minn,, Sept. 7,—Congressman J. P, Dolliver of Iowa was the principal speaker at the reception and banquet tendered the Republican State Editorial association of, Minnesota last evening at the Hotel Ryan. Mr, Dolliver far exceeded the expectations of those who had invited him, and regaled the banqueters with one of the most inspiring addresses they have heard in many a day. He spoke as if by inspiration and showed such clean perception in the selection of topics that he kept his audience in a continual uproar of enthusiasm, Gov. Merriam, who presided, intro^ duced the Iowa congressman, saying; ME nCTDBB OF KOSStJTH As the County Looked About a Dozen teats Ag-o— Wt Kis Tittts GHvea Also Tells Something About the Chicken Shooting in those Days, and How He Secured & Wife. Osa P*» letter from cjjaj. the "It now becomes my pleasant duty to introduce the speaker of the evening, a bright, progressive, aggressive re» publican from a sister state. He is a gentleman who has served his constituency so faithfully and well that they are about to return him to con' gross for a Uttle while. I take great pleasure Jn introducing Hon. J. p. of Fprt Dodge, Iowa." fittrvr vi fryt'v .MUMS Vi xuwtt, AS Congressman Polllver arose and stood revealed a handsome intellectual lopkingman of portly build, be was greeted with liberal applause, The address wbiob followed was pwejy extemporaneous. Jt was eloquent to i degree and thoroughly American.. tejpwse.i tp allpw Jjie be&rere to wWcb ft One of the best pictures of Kossuth county as it was ih prairie chlckon days, when no fences bothered and no trespass laws were enacted, is giv«n by W. W. Titus in The American Field. Mr. Titus, after leaving college, took up dog training on account of ill health, and spent several seasons hereabouts, and at the home of A. Hinton, north of Whittemore, met a daughter, who afterwards became Mrs. Titus. His first letter describes life in the Whittemore neigborhood about a dozen years ago: In March, 1882, I accepted the management and training of the Willard Bros.' kennel at Jonesboro, 111., and leaving Monticello went to Jonesboro and took charge. The kennel consisted principally of Gordon setters, with a few pointers and beagles. In April of the same year I took some of their dogs on to the New York show. After my return it was decided to send me to the northwest to train some of the dogs on prairie chickens and to prepare the best for the field trials at Fairmount, Minn. This question settled, the next was to find a location at which to train. A letter to the editor of the American Field, informing him of the situation, was promptly replied to, advising mo to go to Algona, Iowa, and inclosing a letter of introduction to those gentlemanly, big-hearted sportsmen, John G. and L. H. Smith. Provided with this letter everything was easy sailing, and I had no more trouble. In due time I landed at Algona, and, presenting my letter of introduction to the Smith Bros. I asked them to assist me in finding a suitable location, which they most kindly promised to do. They commenced suggesting first one place and then another, until one remarked, " why not send him out near Nesbitt?" "What NesbittV" said I. . "It is. not Nat, is it?" They informed me it was no one else, and I decided to pay him a visit before locating anywhere. After dinner. I went to the livery stable, hired a horse and buggy, and finding a man that knew the way to the Ebert farm, where Nesbitt was stopping, I was soon enjoying a delightful ride across the prairies. It was the first time I saw them, and everything was new to me. I could see for miles over the grassy waves, for the land undulated like a big ground swell on the ocean, and here and there I caught sight of the darker,green of the trees in some farmer's grove, from behind which we got occasional glimpses of neat farmhouses, commodious barns and granaries. We drove by many large fields of waving wheat, which promised broad scopes of brown stubble a little later; rich in the food the prairie chicken delights to feed on. After an hour's drive we saw the house we were looking for, and soon drove-into the open space in the grove in front of the house. A fat, jolly looking farmer of great .rotundity of person, who was smoking an immense meerschaum pipe of the pattern used in " der Faderland," met us in the yard, and to my inquiry if a Mr. Nesbitt was stopping with him he replied: *' Yaas, he stop mit me; der man mit der torgs, he vas mit der house in," The farmer's wife had in the meantime informed Nesbitt that there was someone in a buggy inquiring for him outside, and he came out, looking as if he had just awoke—which he afterward told me he had. He approached the buggy eyeing us closely, evidently trying to make us out, but as I had hid myself behind the driver, whom he did not know, he was at sea as to who his visitors were. Suddenly I leaned forward and said: " Don't you know me, Nat?" " Billy Titus, by all that's good and holy! Give me your fist, old man," he exclaimed as he rushed forward and grasped my hand, and nearly shook it off. • "Get out of that buggy this minute, till I get a good look at you," he continued. "And now you are out, come into the bouse and tell me what you are doing out here, where you came from, and all the news since I saw you at Grand Junction." I think Nat was genuinely glad to see me; and I know I was very much pleased to find him, for to unexpectedly meet with a friend where one ex' pected to put in several long dreary months by himself is a most pleasant surprise to experience. He had a string of at least a dozen dogs, and all were good looking; they were in fine condition, and all began to show signs of hardening up. After pointing them all out to me, and telling me their breeding, he proposed that we take some out and let them run on the big prairie in front of the house, To my ready assent, he slipped Glldie's collar off, and off we started. was ing, frferry way, carrying ft high head and quartering his ground beautifully Swlngifag ovet ttfward ft l&rtfd gophe 1 moiihd 'the dog dropped id anothe point, to which Nat flushed an old cock at least thirty yards ahead of the dog. I was pleased with the dog' work, and djiclde'd Nat wa§ hot fa wrong about his being a good'6&e. Returning him to the house, we took out another, and thett tfoothei* until I had seen pretty well all he had and as the sun was getting low decided it was time I returned to town As I was gettittg into the huggy casually mentioned the places the Smith Bros, had recommended a desirable locations, nhd asked Nat if he could advise Which place,to select. "Now, Billy/' said he, "you don mean to tell me that you Ht'e" thinking of moving to .the other side of Alffotia Why, for all the company you will be to me, you might just as Well be ill Maine. I'll be hanged if I stand it You come out to Whittemore, a little town just over the rise yonder, and find some place close about me within a mile or two. We can then run ove and see each" other, hunt together spend ouf Sundays together, and have a much pleasanter time." This arrangement suited me t( perfection, and consenting to it I drove off, and in an hour's time was back in town again. I told the Smith Bros, o my change of plans, and they heartilj approved Of them; so, after thankinj them for their kindness to me, I wen to the hotel and made ready for th change in the morning. The next morning's train dropped me, baggage and dogs, on the platform at Whittemore and was soon out o sight to westward. I began to inquire if anyone knew of a location near town that I could secure board at, but nc one seemed to know of any such place The depot agent, whose name wa Taylor, came around to look at thi dogs, and happening to hear me asl about a stopping place told me if ; would wait a little while until hi attended to some business matter he-would hitch up his horse and drivi me to a place about two miles north o town, where perhaps I might ge taken in. "And if you get in there, you wil be fixed to the queen's taste," hi remarked, "for it is located in the bes prairie chicken country about here and they are nice people, and will trea you well as you could wish." Thanking him for his kindness which I was very glad to accept, I tolc him I would be ready and waiting for him at the hotel. After half an hour he drove up, I got into the buggy, am we were soon gliding along over the smooth prairie roads at a clipping pace. We soon reached the place, anc the old gentleman who owned it came to the door. Mr. Taylor introduce< me to him, and I made my business known by asking what the chance was of getting to board with him for month or two. "None whatever, I regret to say, he replied. Now this was discouraging, and ! began to "jolly" the old gentleman foi an answer more to my satisfaction I talked long and earnestly, and finally he said: Well, as far as I am concerned In front of the house was a broad stretch of wild prairie land, extending I don't know fcqw far; it was studded here and there with gopher mounds, and away off to the south could be seen something like a grove whioh marked a settlement.'' Nesbitt ea8 t O 'fl (he dog, which was soon away off to the left, and at ft Wast of the whistle 'wheeled like a pivot, acknowledging the motion gives him, by quartering tp the right. ge had beaten bsok ana fprtb perBa half a apse.w times, whew he ot »e,Yer seen a prairie f§lt,& great interest, in m I don't care; if my wife is willing i will be satisfactory to me." "Well, "said I, "suppose you go in and see what your wife says.?' "You seem to be able to do your own talking," said he, "so you get out anc come in and see her yourself." I jumped out of the buggy, and he went as far as the door with me anc said, " Mother, here is a gentleman that wants you to board him, and as he wouldn't take no for an answer from me, I suggested that he had better see you," and after introducing us, he went back to talk with Mr. Taylor. The lady of the house looked me over as I made my wants known, and after I had finished she said she was sorry she could not accommodate me, as she kept no help and all her daughters were away from home but one. I saw the lady was one of those good, kindhearted, motherly kind of women who will not say " no," if they can possibly say "yes," so T explained how little trouble I would be, that I would be out hunting most of the time, and that the reason she gave could make no possible difference, as I would take just what 'the rest got and be perfectly satisfied. "Well, "she said, "I will call my daughter, and if she don't object to the extra work, I am willing for you to come." While I had successfully overcome the old folks' objections I got sort ol rattled for a moment to think I had a daughter's consent yet to get, especially as my coming would add to her burden of domestic cares., but I pulled myselJ together for another effort, determined to do my best, while I hoped that if had got to see the whole family, and get the consent of each individual, it would not prove as large as some I have seen. She called to her daughter, who was in the adjoining room, and someone answered, "I'll be there in a moment. When the door opened I looked up and saw, standing in the doorway, a youner lady of eighteen or thereabouts; she had brown hair and red cheeks, and was a perfect picture of a healthy western girl who spends a large part of her time in the open air, Her brown eyes looked me over in evident surprise, and in a manner that seemed to ask the question, "I wonder what that roan wants, and what under tbe sun mother called me out here for?" While she was looking me over, I returned the compliment, And that was the first time I ever saw my wife. Her mother explained the situation, and I hastened to say I would he no trouhle whatever and hoped she would not refuse to let me come. I do not know whether it was pity that caused her to give her cpnsent, by saying it made no difference to her and if her mother and father were willing she was—J say pity, for J expect I was ipoking rather hopeless—pr whether she was a little rattled bereeU; but i do know that etaee she, became Mrs, Titus, she baa often told me, w}tb tp tobt her sincerity, that she pop- 1J -- JJi the mistake P! ber life tbat it fiav " no.'* ' .. *,#«*«t»l HVWWIW t «H», W* « u « H*e»U it, but only said it fit times when she everything ready for beginning work on them at once. 1 sodn sent word to Nal, who came Over to call on ine% I Often went to see him, afad we had many long hunts together, which L Will mention in detail later on* , There were few fences in those days, and prairie chickens were so- plentiful one could walk and find plenty of birds. Where I was Was a particularly great chicken country, and I found them very numerous. But Nat often used to come over to hunt with ine, as birds were rather scarce where he was located. . When, the time came to start for Fairmont, 1 decided, although 1 had ho dogs, td go up and see the trials. Nesbitt and a gentleman named Straight, from Atlantic, Iowa, and myself hired a wagon and driver and Went through the Country, a distance of forty miles 1 should say. We had seen but few houses after leaving the settlements north Of Whittemore, and'a good many of those we saw were deserted, the owners having left during the grasshopper plagUe several years previous. We began to look about for a sign of a house to stop at for the night, but though we could see for miles not a house was in sight. Three miles or so ahead there appeared to be a rise, and* after our team had consumed an hour in walking there we at last reached the top and saw, a mile or two ahead, a^arge, white farmhouse backed by a big barn that promised accommodation for man and beast. On schedule time (that we were travelling on) we finally drove into the barnyard, as I suppose it would be called, though no fence was on the place, and found the proprietor on the top of a haystack stacking hay. Mr. Straight interviewed him on the subject of staying over night, and he very quickly assured us, if that was our business, we would have to look farther, as his wife was away from home and there was no one there to do the work but his little daughter, about fifteen years old. There was no other house in sight, and if 1 there had been at the rate Cassius.drove it would be dark before we could possibly reach it, so the prospect seemed discouraging. My heart sunk into the depths of despondency and despair at the prospect of a night on the prairie amid mosquitoes with bills as long as Sime Bradley.'s legs. But it so happened that our companion and friend S. W. Straight, was a Freemason, as was also Nat, and, what was more to our good fortune yet, so was the farmer. Well, Straight he hocus-pocused some kind of masonic signs at the farmer, which I did not see, and not being a Mason probably would not have known the meaning of it if I had. But the first thing that attracted my attention was the change in the farmer's voice, which from strident harshness mellowed into tones as soft as a cooing, dove's, while his manner changed from seeming to say "the prairie is good enough for you, anyway," to the most , courteous hospitality. . .. OHAELEY BABBER'S SAD DEATH. A Courageous Young X.ady Takes Him to His Old Home In New YorJr Where He Passes Away. Charley Barber, who was so long and; well known in Algona and? neighboring towns, and who was among the first expert butter makers to come here, died from his stomach trouble Aug. 20, at Berlin, N. Y. The Gazette gives a report of his death and also of the trip home, which will be of interest to all. It mistakes in saying that he lived in Missouri. He was sent there by Algona friends, who raised $75 at one time, $45 at another, and $35 at another to assist him] Peter Winkel sent the last present to him while he was in Missouri. The Gazette says: "The deceased had been living in the state of Missouri and was in very feeble health. The doctors informed him that he must get away from that climate if he had any hopes of recovery. Word to that effect came to his friends here, who immediately sent a messenger after him. He reached New Berlin Saturday of last week. The long ride and change proved too much for his enfeebled body and he sank away quietly, Monday, Aug. 20. Funeral services were held at the house, Wednesday morning. The body was- taken to Exeter for interment." Reporting the trip east the Gazette says further: "We are not prone to chronicle every event that has in it the element of courage, but we think that the trip taken by Miss Josephine Brundige about two weeks ago is worthy of mention. Miss Brundige is a modest young lady, who works with her needle in W. G, Peck's tailoring establishment. She resides in the family of M. A, Barber on North Main street in this village. About three weeks ago Mr, Barber received word that his brother, who was living, or rather dying, in Kirksville, Mo., was very anxious to- come here, as the last hope of recovery, Mr, Barber was unable to go and Miss- Josephine consented to make the trip and bring,- the sick man to his brother's- home, She started immediately and traveled alone about r,500 miles, reach' ing her destination in safety, The next morning with the sick man she started on her homeward trip, arriving on Saturday evening without an acof* dent or delay, Few girls would have tiad the courage to have undertaken this task, and none could have succeeded better, That is the stuff out of whioh heroes and heroines are made, and we are glad to mention it," « VyzanV' Wi»B at Dee Mol»eg, The Capital reports the Des Moines •aces and says; The tw'p beats in the 2:30 trot proved the roost interesting event on. the ,oar<J. "Vyzan.t" Pelmont" both opened atevenrooney* Monologue's" price beina- two to nno with "BlbelMM" the%fw§ffi gPing negleote^ at six to PBe. It leok and neck race frpm. flag fall in eh, tbe, pair running as a &» well into the streteb, where the • ™yaB4w9««ii|witb tp spare, Tbe seopnd „« something after the, ajbiog as the first, tbe

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