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^ 10WA f ^ J -;-\ ^ . *»'\'" : '' V '^'^7 1 X'^'^ 6V WAARttM. Kfe* td dUt»MMB«#te 40 . , &«*ft, money of def.eipfeM order, -iatottfrt/K. i Of fcdfeftislfig sent on application. i A? tffcVABA* >. ,lfi Spite of the temperature the tenth j of the Upper Des koines Edt* ftbrlai association at Nevada a week ago fWii the best attended of any yet held, a gathering of representative • nen from ait parts -of the The reception tendered by the s could not have been more cordial and the local arrangements were perfect, thanks to the work done by W, "O. Payne, one of the most active and Valued members of the association. At the close Of what was Voted to 'be the best meeting yet held Estherwille was «b,selected for the summer meeting, and ; A genial and summery time was bargained for in advance by the election of At. Adams as president. John M. Brainard of the Boone Standard, who started a paper in the fifties over near 'Charles City, was chosen vice president, while Miss Edith Train, to whom more than any one else the prosperity of the association is due, was-continued as secretary and treasurer. At the regular sessions the papers of chief interest were read by Senator Funk and John M. Brainard, both dealing with pioneer journalism in this section. A special feature was Johnson Brigham's address on the relations of newspaper work to literature in this midland region. Mr. Brigham argued in a scholarly and polished manner in behalf of a literature which shall utilize the material and local color .of the Mississippi valley.. In conversation he stated that the Midland Monthly has passed the safety point financially and that it is receiving better material for each succeeding number. Tbe editors have welcomed the Midland heartily, and were pleased to meet its editor, who has already proved himself the man for the place and who will make Iowa the literary center of the midland Cofnine, Chad. Monfef of AnftmOSa, fi. 8, Slillman of JeffefSofi, J; Ffed Myefi Of Defiieon, J. fc. Jenkins of Es thefvUte, W, ft Laldtey of Bancroft, and Chfts. JK. Myers of Mason City Showing the wide territory the aesocia' tion drew ttoto. It wad ft splendid meeting throughout, aftd will add to the reputation the tipper Jbes Moines association has already secured among newspaper men. The feature of the evening meeting , was the address of Hon. S. M. Clark. His campaign for congress in the First district has made a new man <of him physically since he spoke to the association at Fort Dodge, and he was at his best. He is an orator and possesses all the arts of speech which bold and entertain bis audience. And besides that he has an ingenious mind which does not satisfy itself with the .common places of thought, however glitteringly bedecked, but which brings to the auditor a new vision, radical sometimes and fanciful sometimes, but still fresh and inspiring, and opening a new vista of possibilities never thereafter to be wholly closed to him. "Tatna Jim" Wilson, at the banquet, did not exaggerate when he classed Mr. Clark with Henry Watterson as an editor. Of the banquet which followed the public programme Mr. Clark said: "I have attended many banquets but I never before knew one that had not a moment of heaviness or drag, that flashed continually with bright and apt things brightly and aptly said. It was the best banquet talk for a night long and into the morning I ever heard." Col. John Scott, who in honor of his being an editor back in Kentucky 40 years ago was made a member of the association, was toastmaster, and never •was a banquet table better presided pver. The fun began with W, O, Payne's opening welcome and suffered no break until Charley Monger closed his entertaining impromptu eulogy upon "Home " with an emphatic "Let us in all decency and good conscience go 'borne," Al, Adams was at his best, Miee Train and Mrs, Ainsworth brought 'the ladles to the front, while Prof. Weld, Hon, James Wilson, John M. Brainard, and others were both witty Wise, , ;' Nevada is about Algona's size, solidly up of brick and stone in the busi- part—thanks to a timely flre^-well with handsome residences by handsome trees, It has &^-yb»f Algona. is talking about, a public '* 'Jtbrajty Of 2,fiQO volumes, and to that r>4b,9 editors were specially invited. The "*"**" " ~ ' who have been in bus» in Algona, for several years have 'central butter and egg house * here, and the senator and the state 4a,jry wmffllssjonerbotb reside in town. Spptt came to Nevada jn 1856. and bis original borne* agd lives in bis commodious Jt witbin a few blocks of tbe center, TP him apdto lady, JLASf if a bank president, knowing that a run was being made on his bank for the purpose of speculating in the bank's securities, should refuse to avail him self of every means to protect his credit, and should join in the hue and cry of the speculators, he would be considered a rascal or an imbecile, This is exact' ly the .attitude of the present administration. No one questions that gold is being drained out of the United States treasury for speculative purposes. The mere fact that the Rothschilds can send it back from England to buy Cleveland's last issue of bonds shows that it is not wanted for any other purpose abroad. At home at the previous bond sale it was drawn from the treasury the day before and paid in again for bonds the day following. Cleveland showed his knowledge that the withdrawal is for speculation, when he agreed with the London agents he privately arranged his sale with last week that they should not take treasury gold to pay for the bonds. They agreed to this, but who knows what interests they represent, and how does their agreement hinder anybody else? What assurance is there that this last $65,000,000 of gold will remain any longer than the second §50,000,000 did? Cleveland had §107,000,000 of gold In the treasury when his administration began. He has sold $165,000,000 of bonds, and today has less gold than at first. By a sytematic looting of the treasury to which he and Carlisle have been parties the tax payers will pay over $8,000,000 a year interest hereafter for absolutely no service whatever. And all could have been avoided by a simple compliance with law on the part of the treasury department. What bank would allow its gold to be exhausted by speculators bent on wrecking it? Every well managed institution in the United States would close Its doors first. As Col. Hepburn said in congress, the .banks of England and France, both government affairs, refuse to pay out gold below a certain limit. Nearly every obligation on which gold has been secured from the United States .treasury is payable in silver by its express terms. The treasury has a surplus today of money—silver money— money by law due on the notes presented for redemption—money backed by tbe whole credit of the wealthiest nation on earth—and yet the president and secretary join the hue and cry of the wreckers and allow the gold to be drained out that it can come back again for five per cent, bonds, a perpetual lien on the industry of the people. When specie resumption was declared the treasury did not have the gold to take up all the greenbacks. But no run was attempted because the republican party said that the government would resume and would stand by it, and'the New York bankers knew better than to monkey with it, Had Cleveland and Carlisle said at the outset 41 the government will pay gold when gold is absolutely and fairly demanded o earned 1^16 spent it ail, and ft tftftot who etfottd §9$f Saved 150. A Snip- iftg clerk with ItsO, and ft pf inter With $750 have nothing to Show for their Wages, while a painter with only 1450 ha* saved 1200, find s printer Who eftfned only 1384 has Saved $150 of it. What legislative de- Vice will put all these people in a common path towards prosperity and provision for for a rainy day! It is curious to note that of the 23 who saved anything 14 were toar- rled. JRev. Elinor Gordon told tb'etii at Humboidt last Week that a moral lesson is taught in Trilby. We Should think that making food of violets would be an easy task compared to getting any lesson, moral or otherwise, out of Du Maurler'a charming romance. -MA surprised subscriber says that he has just learned that Talmage's sermons are classed as religious literature, and the Estherville Vindicator says they are chestnuts. To encourage some one reader to admit that he has gone through one sermon the past year, however, we offer the information that Talmage gets the highest price paid on the lecture platform—nearly twice what Col. Ingersoll does, and four times what Henry Watterson does. He is most in demnnd of any platform talker In this country. i'-i If the Midland Monthly were doing nothing more than stimulate an interest in Iowa history it would be well worth its price. In the, current number Cyrenus Sole, assistant editor of the State Register, ias a delightful sketch of the settlement of Hollanders at Pella. He invests the mere outline of historic details with charming comment on the motives which led the band of sturdy Dutchmen to seek religious free dom on Iowa prairies, and furnishes one of iho best pictures of a pioneer settlement which has yet appeared. The Iowa historical department has added a valuable book to the accumulating Mbrary of Iowa literature by publishing Irving B. Richman's historical sketches. Hr. Richman is at present consul at St. Gaul, Switzerland, and was for two terms a member of the legislature from Muscatine. This little volume contains chapters on the Mormon tramp across Iowa, on John Brown's winter in Cedar county, on he lives of the great Iowa Indians Blackhawk and Keokuk, on the Spirit Lake massacre, and on several minor topics of Iowa history. It is written in an entertaining tyle and has received praise from high au- horlties for its accurate, research. Mr. Richman is a scholar and writer of talent, and this volume is only the beginning of many, we hope. In these days of mixed information and misinformation on the nioney question the clearest and most entertaining little book for the average reader is Coin's Financial School, sent out by the Inter Ocean for 80 cents. Anyone can understand it and all the vital matters are fully treated. THE UPPER DES MOINES has advertised a great variety of sociables in its day, but here/is one we believe which is still a novelty hereabouts. It is called a poverty sociable and the money is made as follows: "All persons attending will be subject to the following fines: Any'fancy hair pin, 5c; ear rings, 5c; any stick pin, 5o; necktie or ribbon, 5c; laundered collars or cuffs, 5c; boiled shirt, 6c; polished shoes, 5c; patent leathers, lOc; perfumery, lOo; finger rings, 8c; watch and chain, 5c; lady with worsted dress, 5c; silk dress, 15c; man with good suit clothes, 5o. Two ladies and two gentlemen will be appointed by the society Itossutb) eronaty id* a flee field, fhls is surely an innovation, raising ride in northwest Iowa," Maya? Call's rice field is in Louisiana. The Emmetaburg frenioefat says Judge Sullivan hurried home from the burg last week for "The Oifl 1 Left Behind Me." He was oVef on business. •The Buffalo Center -Tribune says the Kossuth editors " plume themselves on being the handsomest class of people in the county, abd will hold their next meeting and give a banquet June 10." BHtt Tribune: Mat. JObnsort enjoyed a visit from his brother and wife'of Atgontt, Saturday; Mr, .Johnson's brother has been in .Algona for some time but Mat. only heard the fact u few duys ago. Estherville Republican: Sam'i Mayne, postmaster at Bancroft, has been removed from office without cause, right in the middle of his term. The presi* dent's old notions of civil service re' form died early, The Renwick Times says that the Goldstein company, which started a store in Burt In the fall, has taken its Renwick stock to Buffalo Center. It moves about and takes all the profit It can from each town it stops at. The Bancroft Register notes the arrest of the whilom Algona actor, Bishop, in Chicago and says "we will breath a fervent amen when we hear of his conviction and TOWARD IfiE SEfTtM SOT At A. BMfigoa Gives ft Traly Realistic Account of fiis Recent Trip to California. Tells How They Danes in AHiona— "Good" Indians, Sage Brush, and Cacti Ate Numerous. and will pay silver when the treasury's interests demand the payment of silver," and said it so that New York bankers knew they meant It, there would have been no financial crisis. But Cleveland had hardly warmed the seat to which he was elected on the free trade issue until he started the raid on the silver dollar himself, split his party to pieces in his attempt to discredit the republican silver laws, started the demand for gold which has already nearly wrecked the .treasury and has raised the. rate of interest on the bonds he has sold three-quarters of one per cent., and tried to railroad through a measure making gold the only money for future redemption, The history of this country does not record a betrayal of trust, of party promises, and of public confidence, equal to the record of our roug-wump president and bis turn-coat free silver secretary of tbe treasury, Every republican congressman from Iowa voted against Cleveland's gold bond scheme, - • on said evening as inspectors. A prize will be given to one lady and one gentleman, who are most poorly dressed." Why not have a big poverty sociable at the court house to offset that diamond display the Courier's double vision conjured up at the charity ball? The Russian thistle is up in the South UgW The Chicago Inter Ocean says "it «ay as well be recognized, by both ppUtical parties and, by the bankers and business men of ttse whole country that the AmerJ- can pegple naye gone just as far as they will in the direction pf the sipgle gold standard, and that the nm move on the board must be in this direction of re^ stpriBg silver to its rightful p^ce jn the pf the United states." is n,o,w put lor PwroW is also Jn the Dakota legislature, Gov. Clough of Minnesota has asked Gov. Sheldon to join in securing a meeting of commissioners from six northern states, to devise means of extermination. The thistle must be gaining in importance, as it Is now called the Russian cactus. ' •+•*The national department of agriculture, is sending out documents about good roads. The only road that can be successfully built in mid-winter in this section is the Belmond extension. \ -M- Now that the library tax Is to be submitted and Algona ladles have only three weeks to wait till the barred doors of the franchise will swing open and let them into the full effulgence of their long sought political glory, we regret to note that the only northwest Iowa . woman who has gained the goal has retired like a frost bitten vine. Mrs. Castle was elected justice of the peace down near Fort Dodge last fall. She has tried one case and the office is seeking an occupant, The men spat tobacco, and the boys were horrid, and the judicial chair had no cushion, and the jury wouldn't take "because" as £opd law, and everybody was real mean, and h'ere we are forced to again resort to masculinity for awarding justice. We hope Algona ladies will shbw more spunk and face the terrors of the Australian booth without tremor, IS TSIS sentence—the more 1 the more fervent the amen." The Swea City Herald says that Gov, Larrabee Is letting out his Kossuth county land on five year leases at one dollar per acre, and all buildings out on by the renter can be removed at the expiration of the lease. Armstrong Journal: All Algona business houses close at 8 o'clock In the evening. This is as it should be in all towns The Burt creamery paid the average price of 84 cents per hundred for milk last year. There Is no trouble about making creameries pay if run right. Emmetsburg Democrat: G. W. Johnson of Algona is here to become foreman of John Bailey's new steam laundry. He is nn experienced man. He thinks Etnmetsburg is a good point for a laundry Mrs. Winkel and daughter of Algona are guests at the Dealy home this week. Geo. Evart of Britt has not been away from that town for three years, and last week he got a lay off and came to Algona post haste. George Is a hotel man and knows a good town to come to. The Tribune says: A diamond as large as a pail of butter would not be too flashy for George, and that he would wear it with ease and elegance without saying. The Buffalo Center Tribune remarks on Kossuth'a shipments for 1894, and says a large part of the region from which these shipments are drawn is country which lies contiguous to this branch of the B. C. R. & N. railroad, and is country of the same general character as that of our own territory. It is a part of the best farming region in Iowa, and a place which is rapidly being acquired by the thrifty landholders of eastern counties in this state and of neighboring states, who will make its fertile acres blossom 1 like the rose and teem with wealth more and more as the years progress. It is bound to be the richest farming country in the state within the next five years. The Wesley Reporter, which has been goes v --- i --- --- ? >i>«* v » »A«*O UVU1A as free as anybody to denounce Algona blue sky dealers and to refer to salacious street rumors, thinks it is a great outrage for THE UPPER DES MOINES to open its columns 'to reports about some of Wesley's doings. In the same item In which it denounces the publication of "street rumors of defaming .nature" from Wesley, it says that the street rumors of Algona would make very sensational reading just now Now which is worse, telling what the rumor is or intimating that it would be a hair raiser if it were told? And what kind of a suggestion is that about having "seen " our correspondent, leaving the impression that he has either been bribed or bulldozed into silence? Now Uro. MoMullen, come down off your perch, and, admit that rumors are all ngh t so long as they are Algona rumors, and that our correspondent is all right so long as he don't get the start of vou on news, and that THE UPPER DES MOINES is all right when its sensations w m V r £ m an y where but Wesley, What's the use of being, a prig? BECOMES A BENEDICT. Geo. K. Cloud was Happily Married \osterdayatNevadn to Miss Mamie B, White, ' Algona will soon gain a newly wed' ded bride in Mrs, Geo. R, Cloud, who was married to our popular young attorney at her home in Nevada yesterday, Mrs. Cloud has been known in f Mi88 Maroie E - White, to be an attractive and ao Cal., Jan, 80.—Well, boys, 1 now Will endeavor to write a little de* scriptiOtt of our trip from Algona to the Pacific coast, as I promised you i would before leaving. We left Algona on the 3 p. m. train the 16th and arrived in Des Motnes about 8 the same evening and crossed over to the Great Western and left Des Moines about 10 o'clock for Kansas City. • We arrived at St. Joe at 6:10 a. m. the 17th, and all I saw there that interested me was a cup of coffee and a sandwich; that I captured while my wife and Mrs. Hamilton were asleep. It was dayligh't when we got to Leavenworth, and from what 1 could see from the train I would judge that it contained a population of from seven to ten thousand. We passed by the soldiers' home, and a beautiful place it Is. They built it in 1885 and are now caring for over twenty-three hundred old soldiers. It contains quite a large deer park, with from fifty to seventy-five deer, Just below the home, about two miles, Is the little town of Lansing,' where the state prison is located. I think the fellows at Leavenworth are pretty sharp politicians or they could not have secured both of these 'institutions. We arrived at Kansas City at about 8 o'clock a. m. and had to remain here until 2 p. m., and I spent the time looking over the city. They claim a population here of about 200,000, but it doesn't seem to me that it is any larger than Des Moines, and the part that I saw most of is a very rough, up-hill, down-hill place. It makes a man. tired to try to calculate how much territory it would spread over if it were on level ground; but.it is a very lively business place. I should judge that it is one of the largest If not the largest manufacturing town west of Chicago and east of the mountains, and the live stock business is just immense, and one of the leading cattle men said to me that if~ no unfor- seen calamity befell them, and if there was not another democratic administration in the next ten or fifteen years, Chicago would not be in it at all with them as to all kinds of live stock business. After leaving Kansas City I saw nothing of special interest until we got near Ottawa, where the Santa Fe railroad has built and maintain a large and commodious hospital for .the care of sick and disabled employes. It got dark about fifty miles east of Topeka, and when we got up in the morning we were in Colorado. Here we found that our watches were just one hour ahead of time and so we had to turn them back. This country through here may be a gopd country for a poor man to get a living in, but I don't see how they do it, for as far as one can see from the train it is nothing but sage brush, sand, and rock. There are a few scattering shanties, but there is a general look of desolation. I think the people must feel just about as we homesteaders felt in Kossuth county the third year of the grasshopper raid—blue and much of it: It n4- 4-lis* s\M »M« 4.,. 1 _ * j_* . . ' but the climate is air is cool, clear, just immense; the and Invigorating. There is something about it that makes one feal like dancing and laughing all the time. We stayed at La Junta thirty minutes for breakfast, and as we had been to breakfast long before, we got out of the car and took in the town. The ladies were the first out, and when I got out of the car I saw Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Brunson running a race down the sidewalk, with Mrs. Hamilton well in the lead. So you see that this climate makes people feel young I , a <? ked an old resldenter what the pop. ulation of his town was, add he said that they had over three thousand. He asked me where I lived and what the population of my town was. I told him i lived m Algona, Kossuth county, Iowa, and we had a population of over ' asked me such a story for, and I had is Mr, Cloud before Ne- Harsh, eraer, fle,}d, wltti a go. fi d T L H7?, rne »»« hae imported two Jersey heifers from Kansas City. Lu Verne is importing 6 bjg supply O f electric belts, What may we not V peot at coming cpnveations? Js after a creamery mow that compllshed lady, comfng to Algona was located at vadaand the attachment sprung, up during his residence there, A Home has not been secured for them but they will begin housekeeping on their re- Mr, Cloud will b| detained in court a w «?$T k ft3 , be has several oases to be tried at Nevada in closing up his business vQ6r6f wh 6 t Ttii what I told told her that if that man's town over three thousand, that Algona was three times as large, and must have over nine thousand, or else I was a tenderfoot, The next place of interest to me was Trinidad, 652. miles west of Kansas t •' 4_ ---- " ^***«»* VMW.V viiia vivj Una from eight to ten thousand population and it seems .to be a live city surround- l8 the of Candidates •"* ' r "" "' *T W **» *P***t the reports of eawQ of creameries baye • The Armstrong Journal gQua flbould have ' Ifialg gnawers Jesp* stwm 9t mm $»s Burt tbe Kos«utb ' , A convention of the republican electors of tbe city of Algona will be held at the court bouse on Thursday evening, Feb. 81, at 7;8 o'clock, lor tbe purpose of plaolng In nom {nation eanWatea for c^y offlcers as fol Ipwsf Mayor, treasurer, pity solicitor, an assessor- On a basts of representation giving one delegate for each wsVa anf onelfor every twen-five ypW or m tna " -*"* «,in.v, • ' tt . nd l . 8 the. 8t 'Pply town for aU the mines m this vicinity. It is situated at the foot of the mountains and they put on two monster engines to haul us to the top, and near the top of the mountain we went through a lone tunnel. We entered it in Colorado and came out of It i n New Mexico; Here we met a large freight train, and they took four of these .engines and backed to bold them back down the mountam. This country on this side of the mountains seems to be rather bet' ter than the other side, The first town in New Mexico that we stayed at is ijy 0 "' _ a town of about two thousand, it js 075 miles from Kansas City. Its support is cattle and sheep. 0$ere is *ui i an exclte »ent here now.fs thev tnink they have struck rich mines of eight or ten miles south of town, there aro hundreds of men pros' ftnd many of them entef thefa ffdffi the top. They climb up on asoft 61 & lad* der, and pull the ladder tip td look the door; all the horses they use are little Mexican burros, about as lafge as &/ small sheep, we rah into snow this morning about 9 ft, m., ,but the tfaef* mometer stands 45 degrees Above iri the shade. This country seem! here td be quite a horse country, as we see lota of horses on the ranges as we pass through, but I don't see what they live Ob, aft everything seems dead and barren, with no cultivated land in sight', but the horses look sleek and fat, and so do the Indians. About noon we ran into Arizona, and 1 tell you this couhtry la getting no better very fast. It goes from bad to worse, and the roadbed ia some places is pretty soft, and the tfain is running very slow, and finally, we find a freight train, engine, cars and all, dumped into a ditch; but we get by all safe and arrive at WinsloW at 4 p, m. the 19th, and here we were informed that we would have to remain until it stopped blowing and snowing Up in the mountains and they could clear the road of snow and ice, and gather up three engines that were ditched and clear away the wreck of a freight train and liberate two passenger trains, etc. So we had to be contented and amuse ourselves the best we could, and we managed to have a jolly time. This is the end of one division on this road, with round houses, car shops, etc., and contains about one thousand population. It is divided into three parts, or it is three little towns in One. The largest is composed of railroad men and their families; the next is a Mexican town; but they all get their living by working for the railroad company, About two miles from here are the remains of an old Mormon town. We saw what was left of lots of dobie houses, an old church, and an old flour- mill. As this country has to be irrigated to raise anything the Mormons dug a'large ditch about eight miles up into the mountains for water, and they seemed to have had at, one time quite a large tract under cultivation, but for some cause or other they abandoned their homes, and since this road has been built the Gentiles have repaired the irrigation ditch and taken claims and are raising lots of all kinds of grain and fruit. About eight miles from here is the celebrated petrified forest, and we got some of the specimens. Monday evening we all bad an inyita- ' tion to attend a dance, and I took my wife and another man's wife and went, and it was as jolly a dance as I ever attended. It was held in their little opera house, and the ladies were all seated on one side and, the gentlemen on the other side of the hall, and when they called on a set you would see three, or four fellows make a grand charge across the hall, generally all for one, particular girl, and the .one that ran the fastest got her, and the others would go for another girl, until the set was full, and then the fun would begin, and the way that they did shake it down was a caution. The ladies all chewed gum and so did' the gents,: and they chewed to the music. WhenJt was a square dance they chewed square; if it was a waltz they chewed a waltz, but when it came to a grand .right and left or a gallopade, the way they made their jaws and limbs fly was beautiful in the extreme and a joy forever. We left this place at 4 a. m. Tuesday, * the 22nd, and ran I should judge about sixteen miles, where the engine of the section in front of us left the track, and here we remained until 2 p.m., when we made another start. We find the- air pretty thin up here. I started to- go over to the wreck, some twenty or thirty rods in front of us, and either the depth of the snow or the rarity of the air, or both, were too much for me. for I gave it up when I got as far as the smoking car, and I had to stop because I couldn't breath. But this is the finest mountain scenery we have struck. We went to bed in Arizona and got up in southern California, but one wouldn't know it, for it is the same dreary looking country we passed through in New Mexico and Arizona, nnW r a /-l ved »* Barstow this morning and find that this is quite a large mln- Ing.town. The crushers for the great t-ahco silver mines are here; but the- country looks desolate and barren, I, asked a John Chinaman If they could raise any kind of grain or fruit here,, and he raised his hands above his head and said: " Greaty heapy sandy and no muchey wattee." Prom Barstow we passed through the most dangerous piece of road on our trip. We had to climb up high mountains and then slide down again, over canyons, around sharp , curves, through deep cuts from one • hundred to five hundred feet deep, and) on account of the heavy rains and snow for the past five days, in these cuts tons of mud were constantly sliding down the track, I took a camp stool and sat on the hind end of the hind car and I . could see tons and tons of mud gradually moving down the left hand ijde of the cut? fast enough to make a fellow feel creepy down the spinal column. I think -now that it was the coal dust Wowing over the top of the car and down the back of my shirt collar, A *W«» w > 8al(3 *».** ffi * i train was a landslide and deep took don't caught j n this out b, . - buried up ten fee 1 from the top of the cars, and it- two weeks to dig them out. I whin, i? wl)etl w it was true or whether he was trying to scare me e than I, was already, but I believe it could be true all the same: but we we.nt through atfeljr and J breVed easier when we got to' the bottom, I presume that it was the difference in i^tswxisfssr^jssl t; ya fK's^s^ e »"' 9 W,& ^"fWTvlW.f'W SW &V1W' 7 *"* <*>*•''<> kTi.;! SSS'*w**^ SRaa t as*R!p!Bft.«! [L^^fc^'iiSiS^^'&KlH^Sti *. ^ *« „ oe «, „,»„/„«O.W «„»„ 0 ,s»(K s ?s & ssjWPOawaSa ihini n £ wn a&^S&artftxSi,? v -\" V^* • ! 'STWa'A r.f ,f •V,!

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