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Algona, Iowa
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Jpr^f^^^^ BIS , IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OqTOBEH 17, 1894 &J.' 1 &, 'K, fa? ft. to Subscribe**: 6fi6pe&f il>j> stttooftthft • 6f address ftt above rates. lft, tooney ordet, express order, .1 uuvo at oar risk. .... Of advertising sent on application. NOMtfrAftOKS. S*AM TICKS*. ....• ,,§e<Mtet*ry of State *W. M> Atidltor of State..s, .0. O< McCAtwHIr -SteaBurer.:, ...Jons S. HEHWO** Attoffte* Getteral .MttiroS R«ML«Y BdfrMM judges...........,.{§ T. ggJgHjn !ftftittoad Commissioner 0. L. DAvtusoK <Jlefk Supreme court •. ........0. L. JONES Reporter Supreme Court T3.1. COHO'BfcSSIOSAt. District..J. P. t....W.B. COUNTY. * Becordler M.P, 'Cleikot Courts .B.F. GROSE ••CountyAttorney ..........J.C. RAYMOND Auditor ............ ,...,....F. D. CALKINS Supervisors... IT.BANDBH BARTON. WHERE UOCTOns DISAGREE. Two weeks ago we published a long .letter from M. De L. Parsons, chairman of the populist committee in which be dwelt at length on the need of a much more liberal money supply, and .•gave this as practically the one reason why the populists should be endorsed. Last Saturday Henry George, who is •also a supporter-of populist and democratic candidates this fall, spoke in Minneapolis to a big audience and he said to them: "Money Is comparatively a small matter. It is merely a measure of value. People do mot work for money. It performs precisely the same office in trade tbat poker chips do in a game. The policy of our government Thas been absurd. Only recently wa ceased the practice of digging money out of holes out In Nevada, to put it into some other holes in Wall sfcreet. 'We need more money, 1 some say. But J*y Gould has no trouble to find enough, it is tbe farmers of the west that complain. And it will always be thus, whatever is the counter employed. Make money easy to get. You men of the west, who are calling for more money, are, in my opinion, barking up the wrong tree. What causes the scarcity of money in the west? Just what caused it in the west of Ireland 100 years ago, before the demoneti- sation of silver was thought of. If you should do away with gold and silver as money, and make it all of paper, issued on the credit of the nation, as I think would be the best, you would not even then,bring relief. The money is all taken up to pay for the use of the land, and our American west is steadily and rapidly approaching the economic conditions of Ireland." Meanwhile Senator Sherman, in an •-elaborate discussion in Ohio has pro- '.duced treasury statistics -which show • that not only has the money supply in circulation increased greatly in late years, but that in spite of our .rapidly increasing population the money supply has in tbe same time increased per capita. There is more money now in circulation in the United States per capita than ever before and more than in any other commercial country except Prance, which has no such bank credit system as we have to take the place of money. Between the conflicting views of such -reformers as Mr. Parsons and the old greenbackers and the views of such reformers as Mr. George and the land tax- ers, the country wants a good stable administration-of public affairs, which will keep what money we do have good, and that'is the record the republicans have thus far made for themselves. ________________ KECIPnOCITY TREATIES LOST. There are no better short speech makers in the present campaign than ex-President Harrison. He talked in a number of Indiana towns last week, and in each said something of interest. At Evansville he put in a concise form the results of reciprocity: "They talk to us about wanting more foreign markets. In the tariff bill of 1890 we introduced a reciprocity policy, securing .markets of enormous present value to the farmers and manufacturers of this country and of a possible value that can hardly be calculated, and we had these markets without endangering the wages of any American workingman. By putting sugar on the Jree list we saved every farmer a substantial sum every year in the price he paid for sugar. Countries like Cuba and Brazil and the South American States gave to us either free entrance or a reduced rate for many of our manufactures and other products. Tbe democratic party in its mad desire for tariff reform and for what they call increased foreign trade has struck down every one of these reciprocity treaties. What is the result? Spain has done as we might have expected, imposed the old duty on flour to Cuba. When a Logansport firm here in Ipdiana sent 16,000 barrels of flour to New York the other day for Cuba,- tbe commission merchants in New York sent back word tbat they cou'd not send it, and that H would have to he sold at,a loss in Faw York. Minneapolis millers also sent their flour with the same result, Tbat enormous market, opened without cost, a market which no other country shared, has been ruthlessly stricken down by the party which says it is looking to en" .rge our share in the wwkets of the world. ' >r years of the hardest fighting and ne- atfon, and great credit is due to that Bt soldier and statesman, Gen. Busk of —"", who,'99 secretary of agriculture ,n the work, we succeeded ip ?4»w» the prohibition in Germany hj importation of our hog prod- JW »U that is gone, for while tbe _ ,) w}H hardly say ttet they refuse rk because we have abrogated this "] venture the prediction tbat if we our preeent policy of dlscriminat- B( German sugar, Germany will ;ajn-AmericanPPrtfiu legs than i end will shut ft «ut swain, A ~*~ -"i p,d_ ear«esji ^flppj was. 'B, but to aft attbflaey and exfttofnttg the was & eletk m hli own office, TTie supreme court holds thflt leaning* fiidnef through agent* who charge uAnHous and illegal interest under the false of preteftded service* rendered the borrower coastitutes a void transaction. ¥he court holds that raising the note to 1188 la this case makes the contract usurious and therefore invalid. The republican party is going back Into power not so much because of its policies as because of its efficiency, ft is a coherent body capable of transacting business. The commercial world possesses a reasonable confidence that What It agrees to do tt lias the power to do, and if the past two years have taught anything 1 it Is that in this country prosperity among the people depends Upon certainty in the administration of public affairs. What Pope says in his oft-quoted couplet has become the political platform of many thinking people: " For forms of government let fools contest, Whute'er Is best administered Is best." TROM A PBEAOHEB'S NOTE BOOK, We live to be disillusionized. Documents, letters, Inscriptions, monuments, archaeological remains, plain, business-like reports woefully discount heroic achievement. Not so many men. were lost In the famous charge of Balaklava as is commonly believed. Justin Winsor and others have dethroned the popular Columbus. Some of the great European wars were mere struggles for commercial supremacy. Wellington did not say, " up men and at them.." Another participant in the battle of Waterloo never answered, when summoned to surrender,"' the guard dies, it never surrenders." William Tell Is a myth. 4-H-f What will unify men in this world of quarrels a»d bitterness? Not intellectualism. I agree with Pascal: "The more one develops the more difference one observes beUveen man and man." Intelligence does not make men social, but individual. As Schopenhauer aays: "The intellectual life is a principle of separation and Individualism." ++<-»• If the man without principle mightbe permitted to speak in defense of his actions, he would probably say: "If I may sell some things that belong to me, why not all? Why not my vote, my influence, my talents, as well as my merchandise, my corn, my labor? Talleyrand's talents were always for sale. He served the Bourbons, the Directory, and Napoleon." 1111 One has often heard people contend that Christianity is part and parcel of the law of the land. One of our religious Journals made and supported this assertion not long ago. Mr. Russell says that when Rolf e, afterwards Lord Chancellor of England, heard someone make this remark, he whispered to a barrister near by, " were you ever employed to draw an indictment against a man for not loving his neighbor as himself?" +++••• Is it not striking that both Burroughs and •Tetteries, close students of nature, lovers of fields and woods, are un- belivers? If it is so easy to find God in nature, why do these men, who haye lived in the woods and fields, who are on familiar terms with bird, beast, and flower, fail to discover him? We may dictate rules for the guidance of others which we do not need to follow, as Sir Joshua Reynolds did to his students. Sandow, the strong man, confesses that he does not practice now all he preaches respecting the means of attaining health and strength. Convention declares that a clergyman must he grave in demeanor and dress in black. Nothing surpasses the crow in gravity of mein, and he always dresses in black. "But," says Hawthorne, "he is certainly a thief, and probably an infidel." •i-n-c A man, who like Greene the dramatist, writes purely and lives uncleanly, is no more insincere than the engine which runs now forwards, now backwards: it is his nature to do • so. High, noble ideals are native to him, so is impure living. Wicked desire and good intention as naturally spring from the same soul as corn and weeds from the same soil. The same man who traduces his neighbor will go through fire and smoke to save his life. Both actions are spontaneous, natural. He is as sincere in the one as the other. Perhaps there is no such thing as hypocrisy ; the thing we call hypocrisy my be natural to the man who employs it; a sincere expression of a real part of his soul, The nature of some is such that it will inevitably express itself in deeds mutually exclusive, Ilf THIS .NEIGHBORHOOD. Geo. S. Angus at Burt got two bushels of walnuts this year from trees six years old grown from seed. THE UPPER DBS MOINES is a little late with congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. S. Mayne of Bancroft over the arrival of a daughter. Miss Sarah E. Mayne, sister of S. Mayne of Bancroft, was married last week as Le Moile, 111. L. H. Mayne of Emmetsburg attended the wedding, Fort Podge Times: W. R. C. No. 20 has prepared a box of goods to ship to (be Dlngman family at Algona, who were left destitute by the cyclone. What is the attraction at Armstrong? The Journal gays; W, A. Ladendorfl, Frank chandler, and, Gi»y Taylor of Algpnawerejn Armstrong over Sun» 4»y, To the cyclone committee in. Britt, where the itorw was u.nueuj4|y severe, gm 11,000 JBJoajjh, b been $4 Wbtttewr* for iusneotion Sat! ^™sy f!^y(^*™WjY T™* 8 (WrT: Mff i aai jpysiiw"" "~" r """*~""~*" £;fl n ^^|rtjm.«g|ji-„ 3. ,-fl, 'IplppBifP ih^offttpiumnMa] has eVef yet been givefl to & candidate In this congreSBlcJiml district. . Gafnef Signal! Mr. attd Mrs. A, J. Lilly of Algona attended the Congregational church dedication- and spent Saturday and Stindajr with their Gar* ner friends, returning home Monday. fimmetsburg Tribune! P>o?« Moyd went to Burt last week to coiMnience the instruction of a new band at tbat place. The great showing made by the Iowa Juveniles has made him a band man of reputation. Etnmetsburg Democrat: Politics will Hot be ih it with Bro. Mayhe this Week. He has a more important mat' ter to place before his feadSre. Monday night he drove a team to Ruthven for a number of the Good Templars of this city and, just as he was about to start for home, the horses played an ugly trick on hits. They refused to move a step, and there Was ho Whip to be had and no water handy. The editor went to a farmer's yard and secured a bundle of oats and succeeded in coaxing the team out of town. When half way home the team became stubborn again and refused to move. This time Mr. Mayne ran into a corn field nearby and succeeded in getting enough of Iowa's great product to coax the team some farther. He did not reach Emmetsburg until a very late hour. He is doubtless well prepared to tell our readers all about the oat crop and the corn fields and how to start a balky team. Can it be that he is preparing to edit an agricultural paper? NOEMAL BOHOOL:NOTES. There Is a Big Attendance and 'Good Work Is Bel me Done. The banking department at the normal is conducted on a plan the same as a First National bank. They correspond with banks in other schools and receive papers . for collection, draw drafts, make discounts, and there is nothing"in their banking that is not in full accord with the national bank act. Mrs. Fisk of Garner has contributed 15 specimens of rocks to the normal school. Mrs. Fisk has a fine cabinet of specimens and her contribution to the normal school is remarkably fine. Let others do the same. Mrs. A. J. Lilly returned fi-om Garner last Saturday. The professor has been keeping his own house for a whole week. Miss Carolina Zellhoefer's physical culture class is taking up the Indian club drill this week. She has a large class and it is doing good work. The Athenian Literary society gave a splendid programme last Thursday night. Some time in the future they will give a public entertainment. The shorthand and typewriting department is in first class shape. Miss Cella Johnson, who bas charge of this work, is an enthusiastic teacher and a good stenographer. The attendance and enrollment at the normal school this term is much better than it was a year ago. The first winter term begins Nov. 13, and continues 11 weeks. Ernest Mills, an old normal school student, visited the normal last week. G. W. Woods, a student of last year, visited the normal school Monday. Mr. Woods will return to school this winter. Labor In Henry Wallace, editor of the Iowa Homestead, is traveling in Europe. He has not been in the past very strongly identified with the republican party or with the protective tariff forces. Here is his report on the conditions of labor in England: As compared with American prices the cost of 'clothing, tailor made, is much less in this country than at home, but the difference lies largely in the cost of making, or, in other words, in the labor involved. While cotton goods are no cheaper and boots and shoes a trifle dearer, the price of fine suits, tailor made, is at least one- third less, the difference in price being mainly but not altogether in the lower wages paid to the tailor and the smaller profits of the dealer. The price . of labor in one form or another makes the difference. It may be asked how, with practically the same prices for food and with practically the same prices for his clothing, does the laboring man contrive to live with his lower wages? The only answer is that he does not live as well as does the American^ although he practices much greater economy. Potatoes, bread, American pork, and vegetables, with skim-milk and (buttermilk constitute the main diet of the laboring man, to which tea, which is very good, and costing less than forty cents per pound must always be added, and beer, porter and stout, wherever it is possible to obtain it. In fact, I do not believe that any - '-- *•'-'- country lives nearly as this class in well as tbe class 'of corresponding means in America. They have not, to begin with, the variety of food which our climate affords. The ancient Israelites did not hunger for the leeks, and garlic, and the onions of Egypt more than the exiled American hungers at this season of the year for the roasting ears, the melons, the grapes, and in the winter for the corncakes, the buckwheat and the maple molasses of the west, It is true that the cooler climate of these islands does not demand so cooling a diet, but one misses, in the month of August, the diet to which he is accustomed at this season of the year, If they had the variety, however, they could not afford to use it, much, less to indulge in the extravagance and wastefulness which is so characteristic of our methods of living. In short, I believe the American, and especially the westerner, is the best fed man in existence. I eee nothing to prevent America from furnishing fop an indefinite period the great bulk of tbe Joo4 products of these islands, and, as tbe prejudice against everything foreign gradually laden away, at a higher price or at least in greater quantities than at * TOtt) Lewis H. Smith Gives Vs. Another Breezy and interesting Letter from the Coast. Thinks Washington State Has & Future, Though tts People Are a. „ Little Profuse Just Now. t)yp|o«e Insurance, I W general agenj jpy, KQ$su,tb, Jpr tie lo TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 8.—Special Correspondence! Let me see, " where art) I at P" The fact is I*ve been rambling around the country so much since I last wrote you that I almost lost sight of my promise, and when 1 last wrote 1 had not got so far as to say much about tihe great state of Washington, where the people insist that all things to be raised on earth or in the sea grow in the greatest profusion, except probably the tropical productions, and they are hardly willing to except them, but rather do it under protest. Leaving the Canadian Pacific main line at Marion Junction, we struck south into the states again through Whatcornb, where our old friends Wm. J. Reed and Albert Phillips reside, but whom we have hot yet seen but hope to before our return. Crossing 1 several rivers and some of the finest timber in the world, we arrived at Everett, where the Great Northern first reaches the water of the Pacific ocean. The principal river crossed is the Skagit, which is navigable as fur up as Mount Vernon, and along which are some very fine farms that are dyked on the riverside to keep out overflow, and where we passed there were some of the finest oat fields I have ever seen. It almost seemed that one could jump from one shock to another all over the fields, but being rather aged and a little past my best jumping days, possibly I Could not have done so, but they would easily go 80 or 100 bushela to the acre. But one great drawback to getting a foothold on these lands is the price, which I was told was from $150 to $200 per acre. It seems to me, also, that grain ripens rather too near the rainy season so that the farmer would have to hustle quite lively to get his oats " in out of the wet" after he has them cut, and I am told that such is the case sometimes. At Everett we found that there have been some substantial improvements since our visit last year. The various industries there are being worked to their full capacity. The large paper mills, the Iron Barge Ship Building works, (building the whale-back steamers) the smelting works and lumber and shingle mills were all at work, and will, I think, continually increase their products from this time forth. I should think the town contained about 0,000 people, and has the usual complement of electric cars and lights, all of which has grown within three years from nothing, which is certainly a good, lively growth. I believe from what'I can see and hear of the interests of the Great Northern railway that this will be the point on the Pacific side so far as freight is concerned, but where elevators and warehouses must first be built to take care of the shipments of the road. While the road reaches Seattle now direct, and Portland with their connection with the O., R. & N. line, they have no place where their terminal facilities are ample as at Everett, as then they will have all that will be needed for all time, and that in the middle of the city. From Everett to Seattle the line skirts the shore of the Puget sound all the way and the view of the water and shore and in the distance the snow-capped Olympic mountains are scenes long to be remembered, and. in fact, never to be forgotten during life. Just before reaching Seattle we pass through Ballard, which is, in fact, a part of the city. It is a sight to behold the lumber and shingle mills here in all their prosperity, where for miles nothing is seen but logs, lumber, and mills. One cannot enter into details, not having the facts handy, but I rather suspect that enough lumber and shingles are put up every week to build a city as large as Algona, or even larger, Of business in Seattle of course. I could not speak, but from what I saw along the wharves and on the railroad, I should think it a great deal more prosperous than last year, and the population of this city, as well as that of Tacoma, is steadily increasing, though not on the " jump," as in boom times, and in fuct, a great many empty buildings, especially stores, are to be found in both places. From Seattle to Tacoma we came also by rail, but inland through the hop country. In these towns business is rather dull, as hops are down in price and rather poor in quality; but the people hang on, and hope for better times to come. The country passed over is mostly the valleys of the White and Payallup rivers, and while quite good soil, it would make a man from Iowa stand aghast at the labor required to bring an acre of this land into cultivable shape. I, should say that not an acre could be cleared and put into as clean shape as our land at home without an expenditure of time and labor equal to $100 to $200 in good, hard days' works. It just makes a person tired to look at some of the land that is being cleared off, Just think of it, there a re plenty of trees OB this land, that measure from six to eight feet in diameter and reach upward as high as 150 to 850 feet and some even more, and when you reflect that these all have to be cleared off and the stumps dug out, (for they wouldn't rpt out in a life time) you will see that the heavy lifting and tugging would make a strong 1 mau faint. There is certainly no soft snap clearing off land like, this, and no man who does it will ever get his money back lor the work he has spent on It. We spent several enjeyable flays pur old friends, Marcus Robbing ily, whoj»wfi8tifil the. eld eat* will well rwewbe.?. H§ lives, pn for trout with an aid friend, A. O, Canfield, who has charge of the freight at this end of tbe Northern Pacific railroad, and to say that t had just ft boss time would be putting it too mild in- There is nothing equal to it under the sun, that's just all there is of It. With sUch a companiOti who knows the haunts of the wllcy trout, and who beside^, being a good man generally, who handles the vast business of this end of the road so that no one can find fault, a perfect trout fisher, nothing is left to make a perfect elysium during the days thus spent. There \* only one drawback, the days are too short. But I suppose it's a nice dispensation of Divine Providence, otherwise our right arms would be worn out ciwtitiy the flyt It is Worth gbihg & ioiig way to see my Mead cast his fly with his light rod out over the Water for iiHy feet or more, seemingly just where he wishes it to be taken by the trout, sometimes before it can hardly strike the water, and to see the trout leap from the water, first here, then there, and then away m another direction, gradually to be brought nearer by his automatic reel, while his rod bends nearly double and finally the fish succumbs to the inevitable and is lauded to the creel. As for myself, I don't brag on my skill as a fisherman, but with such a companion, such scenery, such days and such fishing, I can have just as much fun to the square inch as any one living. During some days we have views of the grand old mountain, Tacoma, that would even make an old trout fisher stop his sport to look upon. I presume there is no mountain in North America in any way to be compared with it, within the daily sight of so many people, and no one can look upon it, rising as it does, solitary and alone from a range higher than anything on the east coast, and always white with the eternal snow, without being lifted up and awuy from the cares and trouble of this daily world, with an awe that can be felt rather than described. I do not wonder that the Indians called it Tacoma, which signifies "The Mountain," rather than any name that white man could give it, Even the people of Seattle would know it by its name if it .were not that the city of Tacoma was named after it. But I suppose under the circumstances they must be excused and still call it "Bainer" which Theodore Winthrop says in his " Curve and Saddle" (written years before either Seattle or Tacoma was thought of) perpetuates the name - of somebody or nobody. Some very small men have had their names handed down iii this way to posterity. Even as the boy wrote his father to come west for there were some mighty mean men that got offices there. The foreign commerce of the sound is handled principally from Tacotna. There are steamers from here to China and Japan twice a month, and several cargoes of tea and other products of those countries are landed here each season, and it now rivals Portland as a wheat shipping port. Last year over sixty cargoes of wheat were shipped of from 2,000 to 5,000 tons each. Large shipments of coal are also made to southern ports along the coast, o.ver hundred car loads a day coming down from the mountains. Lumber is also shipped from here in large quantities, and the largest mill on the coast is at this place. In the matter of local sound trade and steamboats, Seattle still leads, as'it was established, before Tacoma was thought of and it has a greater trade with the small towns on the sound. Shipments of cedar lumber and shingles are beginning to form quite an item in the freight accounts of the several transcontinental roads, and I think that in the item of siding and shingles pine has seen its best days, for. at the present rate, cedar can be laid down in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and the Dakotas, so that pine is out of the race, I read an account, yesterday, of one tree that made 800,000 shingles, and there are many such trees yet standing which are or will be made ac- cessable in the near future. There isn't any question about Washington being a great state. But, while it cannot be compared to Iowa in an agricultural point of view, it has other advantages. Probably this is as much copy as your compositors will care about deciphering, so will stop. " We are all well and hope these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing." It seems to me I've read these last few lines somewhere, so will not claim that they are original, but will kindly bid you good night. Tell the, boys to be sure and put the proper punctuation marks, capitals, etc,, ih this so that he who sees may read, and my reputation as a scribe be not utterly ruined. Yours truly, LEWIS H. SJMITH. A OUBIOUS BELIO. Judge Cnrr Is Presented With a Cigar Case Which Has a History—8 IJeiiJurnln tlie Donor, Judge Carr was popular with everybody in Algona and with nobody more so than with S. Benjamin, who was an official attendant at every term of court, Friday, as a mark of esteem, Mr. Benjamin gave the judge a cigar case with a little history, which is remarkably interesting. As it is best told in the card that went with it, we give the contents: « To the Honorable Qeo, H., Cavr: This rello which I present to you was captured in Tennessee after the battle of Tallahatchie river. I was sent out with a foraging party to forage for provisions, as we were very short at the time. We called at an old planter's house to get some salt, not having had any for • three weeks. My orders were »ot to disturb, any thing about the house, so I went in to keep the men out, and the first things I saw on on the center table were a decanter of peach brandy, a silver oup, and this cigar case. I took the cup »nd ease. The brandy j turned out for fear the men might get it and it might be poisoned. Now, your honor, I aw getting old and in»y never see you again preside over court with dignity and honor to yourself, I present thfe ca?a to you for " keeping tp remember your old Mend Ibav§teptthisrelip since Peo. 18, I..... 6. benjamin, lieutenant Co. E, 97th Iowa volunteer infantry." Of all the tejtimoniajs ol esteem, the udge has received at the close of UBS QQUQ rnoyft this" SPe and the, letter with. it. It is,,a,,heavy SUMKBllS Wilt (ffl AID, Chaifmafl Chttlbb Says th6 Cotthty Wt! Se6 that Ail Their Wants At-e ty Cared fof. A Silly Mesa in a bes Moines Paper— Mr. Pearsons Writes of the fcus- slab Thistle in Dakota. Chairman Chubb of the county board was in Saturday from ah investigation of tbe condition of the cyclone sufferers. J, O. Rawson has had the West end in. hand and H. C. Hollehbach the east, and the wants of all are being attended to. The relief corps has sent out a great quantity of material and tbe ladies are entitled to the thanks of tbe county for the zeal they have shown. Mr. Chubb says tbat no one will b6 al"lowed to suffer, and that the county will see to it that all are housed for tbe winter. This action puts the burden on all alike, and provides the easiest attd most satisfactory method of doing wh'at everybody in the county wants to have done. Public sentiment will warrant the board in liberally aiding every serious sufferer by the storm. At $4,000 has been raised by subscription. Samples of the awards to losers are as follows: P. S. Herbert, $740; James McCann, $560; W. O. Perry, $550; C. Jensen, $480; Duane Hamilton, $330; David Lonergan, $285; T " Streeter, $243; Benjamin Kerst- I. L. ing, $200; Louis Donner, $135; August Funte, $135; O. Black, $126; the Misses Lonergan, $120; C. M. Whitney, $110; Dennis Lonergan, $60; Samuel Smith, $55; Mr. Oxtoby, $60. At St. Ansgar $1,000 was raised for one sufferer. Mitchell township in Howard county raises $438for Its losers. We believe that Kossuth'should feel it a pleasant duty to, in part make up to even the well-to-do victims of the storm a share of what they are out, and all bear the burden together. A Foolish Protest. The following item appears in the Des Moines Mail and Times: "It would be well for the daily press of Iowa to sing small in its reports of the devastation wrought by cyclones in various parts of the state. The ' horrible detail' concerning the wreck by furious winds is hardly calculated to encourage immigration or to enhance the value of farm or city property. The greatest barrier to the sale of farms in the northern part of the state, as reported by agents who reside - in Moines, is the prevalence of furious winds and .the blood curdling manner in which the deadly work of these winds is written up by local press and reported by local agents for the metropolitan press." . This is an absurd item for several reasons. In the first place the suspicion it creates that the papers suppress facts is worse than any possible report of them. In the second place it assumes that farm sales in northern Iowa are slow, when more land is changing hands there than in all the remainder of th'e state together. In the third place it assumes that the whole power pf the press should be devoted to booming real estate values. The fact is that , Iowa speaks for herself. She is just as subject to Russian thistles, bad winds, mosquitoes, and the other inconvenient things which nature for inscrutable reasons permits as other states, and there is no reason why there should be any concealment. On the other hand' she is a little surer of good crops, has a little better diversified soil, is a little less subject to drouth than any other state, and these things are bringing the best settlers to her borders in thousands this fall, The Russian Thistle in-Dakota. Geo. B. Pearsons, a well known Fort Dodge man, writes a letter to the Messenger which is of interest: Dear Sir: Should you desire a vacation and go to South Dakota via Sioux City and Yankton, thence north through Bon Homme, Hutchison, Davison, Sanborn, Beadle, Spink, Edmund, to Brown counties, thence return through Clarke, Kingsbury, Miner, and McCook counties, you would be thoroughly convinced that the Russian thistle had South Dakota solid. Droughts, hard times, hog cholera, are nothing compared to this thistle. It is everywhere. I saw stubble fields totally covered with it so thick that you could not force horses near it. They have to burn it before they can plough the land. Residents will tell you tbat a dry season is the time for it to flourish; that a wet season will kill it. I asked them how it happened that South Dakota is nearly all covered with it in 18 years. I was informed that Sioux City expended $4,000 this year to drive it from the streets of that city, Minneapolis has it and it is in southern Minnesota, Partners purchasing cheap wheat in Minneapolis to feed ' their stock in Webster county are sure to bring it here, Should this pest gain a good foothold Jn Iowa, then good-bye to farming. You may call me a, crank, All you haye to do is to go to Dakota and in two days you will be convinced that a resident of Iowa ought to be a crank on this subject. , R, YOWG NEEDS Jessamine Joues Discusses .„, r JPoj»je »t tbe Unitarian State cpjj ference at Sioux City, The Journal says in its report of the Unitarian conference beld last week: Miss Jessamine Jones of Algona gave a thoughtful paper on "The Religious Needs of Our Young People." Among other things Miss Jones paid:'."The fact that there is a large percentage of intelligent young people not interested in religious work of any kind would in* dioate either that young people do ..not feel the need of religious work or that the religion and religious work offered them goes not satisfy their need?, The spiritual nature can no more he 4ev@i« qped without exercise |^gn the physict »ji yst in their ordinary observation ^WM^ *%? ^rld, the boy and girl finds wtle which tends toward IP+wua^deYe^ppment. Good homes The * W ii* >- ,' ' i , ' ' Art

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