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•'•''' f ?IrW tJPPltt D1S M01NE8: AL60KA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. gBBBPAftY 20.180B. •-, ,^*Wd«AM A *Nrmm*ffiWrt-,..r-- r.'._ i.."rr SrfHUH .11.60 40 Kekpft8*0*i**i ?tf> |i f he teUt which will be tnade on C. L. land's sleek farm, if carried out as he fldtt intends, will settle for this part of Iowa what this disease of dairy cows Really is, a&d of how far the tuberculin .test Ja to be relied on, Every dairyman Will feel a vital interest. Out of 42 «6ws chosen by him to make a herd for furnishing the town With milk, 2& are declared tuberculous by the tuberculin test applied by Dr, Bayers and Prof. Jfiles. The cattle are quarantined and Will be killed. The post mortem will be conducted by some expert, whose reputation is known to the whole country, and a full report will be published. There is some dispute among veterinarians and agricultural writers over the seriousness of the trouble. It Is a matter which ought to be settled at once at least to the satisfaction of the great majority of milk users. If the alarm is groundless then it should be stopped here in Kossuth at least before any considerable number of cattle are destroyed. If it is not groundless then every dairyman should know what is before him and lose no time in weeding out diseased stock. We believe that dairymen should join Mr. Lund in mak- • ing a full and thorough test in this •case, and in securing a report which will be accepted as a guide to others. The county could well afford officially to take a hand in the examination. tjfaftitlan ChtiFclt 18tt di&fef 15 fiie thftfl all 1 kftott, fot the sake of Him whose blood f beat- about, & perpetual cleansing, ft perpetual wine of strength and stimulation; fof the sake of time- and for the glories 6f eternity', 1 shall plead that mother afid daugfhtef-^Efigland ttttd America—be found one in heart and one in purpose, following the bright bather of salva* tion, as streaming abroad in the light of the morning, it goes round and round the ettrth, carrying the prophecy and fulfillment together, that the earth shall be the Lord's and that his glory shall fill it as the waters fill the sea." Eloquence is too Valuable a word to be used in describing popular lectures; It belongs to those struggles in history or in individual experience which have pressed out the finest wine. It belongs to such passages as Shell's impassioned appeal for war. It is never an article manufactured for the ordinary commerce of the stump and platform. It is rare in these times when no great moral issue swnys the public thought. ELOQUENCE. Henry Watterson was introduced over at Emmetsburg Thursday evening as an eloquent orator, and eloquent was often spoken by those who enjoyed his talk on Money and Morals. The Greeks had a very different idea of eloquence. When Aeschines spoke against Philip the people said " what a magnificent oration," but when Demosthenes spoke against Philip they all cried "Let us go and fight Philip." Watterson gave an admirable platform address, but it was as' devoid of that eloquence which Webster had in mind when he spoke of its " spontaneous, original, native force" as the vast majority of platform addresses are. Ingersoll has undoubtedly been eloquent . on occasions in the true sense, but is far from it in even the finest of his lectures. In Fred Douglass a commanding presence, a resonant and powerful voice, and moral earnestness combine in a greater degree to produce that eloquence which sways and excites men to action, than in any of the later orators. Eloquence 1 is born only of intense feeling. It is inconsistent with the manufactured entertainment of the ordinary platform address or political speech. Even Wendell Phillips and Beecher were disappointing to many as lecturers. The war was a period productive of eloquence. When Sumner arose to speak of Thaddeus Stevens, arid in thunder tones exclaimed " politician, calculator, time-server, stand back, a hero statesman passes to his reward," the occasion and the pana- Toma of great events it suggested to , the men who listened added to the power of the magnificent words. But eloquence is not confined to great occasions. In all the books there is not a passage mpre charged with that electrical something that fires purpose than the brief reply Benjamin' H. Brewster made to the lawyer, who had in the excitement of a law case twitted htm on the terrible disfiguration of bis features, Mr. Brewster arose slowly in jreply and ea}d: "You honor, in all my -career as a lawyer I have never dealt in personalities; nor did I ever before ' .feel called upon to explain the cause of jny physical misfortune, but I will do 'so wow, When a boy—and my mother, God bless her, said I was a pretty boy— wbee a little boy while playing' around an open fire one day with a little sister just beginning to toddle, she fell into tbe roaring flames, I rushed to her rescue, pulled her out before she was Seriously hurt, and fell into the fire my? gelf. When they took TOO out of the coals" and bis vpice expressed a lion's 'rage, " roy face was as black as that B.ee,eber was a waster of rhetoric, " ' i is dpwbtf wl if tbe world has ever greater popular oratpr, £i)* 9 jhe. yajt roil of martial music are i passages in that by 'we.ip. JS88, What The Carroll Herald has become a aeml weekly. J. B. Hungerford Is one of the ablest editorial writers in the state, and has conducted a model weekly. His semiweekly will be a model also. The more the terras of the last sale of bonds hy President Cleveland are discussed the more scandalous the whole transaction becomes. Instead of putting the bonds on the open market ho privately contracted them to the Rothchllds syndicate at BJ^ per cent, interest. In November the same bonds sold at what was 2% per cent., and it now appears that the syndicate can put these last bonds on the market at an advance of over $9,000,000 profit. For the purpose of coercing congress into issuing gold bonds instead of coin bonds the presi dent has deliberately entered into a deal with London speculators which robs this country at one step of this immense sum to say nothing of nearly one per cent, interest for 80 years on the whole amount. These bonds, as Congressman Hopkins stated in the debate, draw a higher rate of interest than any national bonds issued in Europe, even Including those-of bankrupt Egypt. And the Outlook shows that it is not necessary on account of any real discrimination between coin and gold bonds on the part of investors, by citing the railway bonds of this country, the coin bonds averaging higher in the market than the gold bonds. Assuming that Cleveland is personally honest the' London speculators have led him to give them bonds at a greatly higher rate than they would have sold for at home, a transaction which belongs to that class of blunders that are worse than crimes. Stfeet. fhe ftffffts dtf ;fiot state Whether the two Marks, the twb donkeys, and the teal blood hounds wfefe equal to this wave of public indignation of not. -»4- f he Sioux City Tribune is to follow the fad tod get out an edition Feb. 28 edited entirely by the ladles, the process to be donated to charity. We notice that Mrs. A. $ . Call is oiie of the advertising solicitors, Which is a sufficient guarantee that the columns will be Well filled with interesting advertisements. -H- Eitgene Field tells about the man who regretted to die because he Wanted to read the obituary notices of himself. One of the chief regrets of our old neighbor lip In Fenton, Joachim Holtz, when death called him, Was that he couldn't read the supreme court decision in hid famous steer case. Years ago he bought some steers of John Peterson up in Emmet county. A dispute arose as to where they Were to bedelivered. Holtz wouldn't go for them and Peterson wouldn't bring them down. And so Holtz sued Peterson. The Original dispute was over $35, the case was tried three times to a jury, Judge Carr granting new trials twice, and now the supreme court reverses the result of the third trial, the costs amounting to over $500 aside from lawyers, fees. The general law is that when no contract is made all goods are to be delivered where they are sold. But stock buyers testified that it is the general custom to deliver stock to the buyer at his place of business, and the supreme court makes this custom into Iowa law—an important decision. Mr. Holtz never wavered in his suit. Although the Emmet county juries went against him three times and his lawyers from the start advised him to settle, his only reply was, "I want those steers." Almost his last conversation in Algona was about the reversal which he was sure the supreme court was going to record and the new trial he was going to have a chance in. If he had lived his steer case might have rivalled the Jones county calf case. Mr. Holtz was atone time justice of the peace in Fenton and a good story is told at his expense, whether it is true or not. It seems that in some proceeding before him a witness took the oath without removing bis hat. Win. Peck or some of the other jokers arose and inquired of his honor if such an oath was binding. >Squire Holtz turned severely to the witness and told him to stand up and remove his hat and he sworn over. "How dare you stand up," he said in a most judicial manner, "and take an oath before me and God with your hat on?" The Capital won a libel suit in Des Moines last week. Suing newspapers for libel on ten-cent reputations continues to be a losing business. Congress by a decisive vote has rejected President Cleveland's last proposal for gold bonds. Even among the democrats 98 opposed it to 89 who favored it. The republican vote stood 62 to 31 against it, or two to one. But two republicans west of the Mississippi voted for it, and only five west of the Alleghany mountains. This was practically a test vote on finally reject ing silver as a money metal. The result shows that the only possible future course the country can pursue is towards the reestablishment of a real bimetallism. That this is the tendency everywhere is shown by the telegraphic dispatches which report the debate in the German reichtag over a new call to be issued by Germany for an inter-national conference, and also the action of the society of French agriculturists which last week adopted resolutions calling for such a conference. The conservative party in England favors silver. It will take but a few years more of depressed prices to end the gold money combine here and abroad. NEWS AND COMMENT. The statement has been made that Lincoln's little speech at Gettysburg, since so famous, was not received with much enthusiasm by the audience which heard it. Not long ago in an old scrap book we saw a newspaper clipping containing a report of the speech and the dedication exercises. Here the reporter says that" after immense applause" Lincoln was permitted to speak, and he punctuates the speech with " applause," "greatapplause,"and "immense applause," "The conclusion of the president's remtrks," he says, "was followed by immense applause, and three cheers were given for him as also three cheers for the governors of the states," If "immense" as used in those days meant all it should Lincoln evidently met with a reception which would gladden a more pretentious orator than he claimed to be. Lincoln's birthday was celebrated, last Wednesday as never before, Allthe noted orators spoke at great meetings. But iu none of their perorations is there a sentence like Beecher used in his sermon after the assassination. "Four years ago, Oh Illinois," exclaimed that greatest of America's popular orators, " we took from thy midst W untried man, and from among the people; we return him to you a mighty conqueror, Not thine any more, but the nation's; nptours, hut the world's, Give him place, oh ye prairies, In the midst pf great continent bis, dust shall resV, sacred treasure to the myriads who shall pilf rinj to that (rtU'Jae to kjn,dle pew ze,a! #$4. J>ftM9,tiiW> Ye winds tlpt over tbe mighty place? of tbe west fgpliw.,. . 4R-ip«l8 f$»'|J38$fl j^jgjspj 'ip*'ip§>|; >'$?9eau£ yam; t£ Wm^^'^^m^^^S |S§$f*.i5|f*i . A his seventieth yeftf full of the iiquof of youth that makes the earth go roufad as mer ttly as evefr It la Well trp But jsot 86 iflfch as Ifl t Will Sooft IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. A co-operative store is talked of at Swea City. Miss Clara Millis, a 19-year-old daughter of Mina Millis, an old Al- gonian, died at Belmond a week ago of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Buker have a little son at their Swea City home, and all the school teachers will congratulate them, as well as many other friends. The Forest City Summit says Algona has a hair restorer "which is warranted to grow whiskers on an Indian or hair on a billiard ball in from one to six weeks." The Swea City Herald, says that insurance is not yet paid 'on the Seneca creamery, and that suit will be begun. The company has quibbled at every point. The creamery company will rebuild at once and not wait for the insurance money. Spirit Lake Beacon: THE UPPER DES MOINES is unkind enough to refer to Senator Day's early base ball record. If Frank hadn't been more of a success politically than he was on the diamond field theofflce of pathmaster would have been quite beyond his range. Home talent at Webster City gave the " Bohemian Girl " last week. Miss Carrie Kamrar, well known to many Algonians, took the part of the Gipsey queen and the local papers praise her singing and acting very heartily. Miss Kamrar is the handsome and accomplished daughter of Webster City's gubernatorial candidate. Al. Adams refers to a squib in this paper about getting a subscriber on the strength of an editorial and says: This item has traveled all over the state as if it was a funny thing. It certainly is true that people do read editorials. This paper lost a couple of subscribers not long ago on account of an editorial. As it brought us five dollars each from the parties, the first money we had seen from either of them, the editorial gets credit for that much at least. We shall write another editorial soon. Nevada Representative; Mr. Geo, E. Cloud and Miss Mamie E. White were married last evening by Rev. Jas. Milne at the home of the bride's parents, the Hotel Murrie. The groom is a talented and successful young attorney, who re* cently removed from Nevada to succeed to the practice of Judge Quarton at Algona, and the bride is very highly esteemed among a wide circle of friends in Nevada, Their cards announce that they will be at home at Algona after Feb. 20, whither they will be followed by the best wishes of many Nevada friends. The Germania Standard voices the complaints that were frequent until Monday's new train; The trains on the Northwestern road have been so arranged that it is impossible for the peo* pie in the north end of the county to do business at the county seat and return the same day, and it causes a very inconvenient trip to drive. Jf the rail? road expects to dp any good for the f omrounfty, why does it wppk against it? There is hardly a day but what some, ope goes to Algona, and since the wprpiqg train baj been taken off it has dpne more pr less flawage to tbe patron }?ere pf his orjg}na\ way Qkm Mo»ger As a result of correspo&defcce with neighboring towns Thos. ft Cooke has found out the tax levies of each with the following result: Algotia is below the average of these towns which belong to tbe class We aim to stand in, and Will be.loWer yet as the big Investment itt water mains begins this next season to bring ia returns. The water works have been ft big ex* pense because the cost of running has been just as high when We had few rentals as it will be how that the rentals will begin not only to pay interest on the investment but a surplus for running expenses. Another big item of expense to Algona is the school house bonds, and these will be paid off this Coming year. With 100 more water takers, as we will have the coming summer, so that we get rentals as Mason City and Webster City do, Algona's tax levy will be lower than that of any of the towns in this part of the state. , Among the smaller neighboring towns the levy is as follows: Hurt Ol& mills Corwlth... .•••• • 623!£ mills Bancroft,*..* .,.,......,,. «4G3£ mills Whlttemore 49'/, mills Burt is higher than Algona, and if the big water expense we have been to were out we would be down even with the others. Algona is not highly taxed compared with other towns, and will have a less burden from present causes from this time forward. Our business has been economically and well done, and there is no reason why the town should stop pushing ahead if it expects to hold Its place with its competitors. SEEK SELLER IN LIMBO. Gallagher of Germnnla Now Graces the County Jail. Deputy Sheriff Wickham of Germania came in yesterday morning will Gallagher, the Germania beer dispenser since Nolan went to Thompson. Gallagher was caught a week ago, but told the boys he could get bonds if they would let him see his friends. He went to look for his friends, but forgot to return, and Was caught over at Buffalo Center. He was brought before 'Squire Clarice yesterday morning and was bound over to the grand jury, and in default of bail is boarding with us. Nolan, who was wanted, found it too hot for him and went into Winnebago county and is in the toils there. Gallagher succeeded him and now occupies his place in jail. Gallagher confesses frankly that there is no money in the business hereabouts, but over, in Winnebago, where they arrest the barkeeper but do not seize the liquor, he thinks the chances are better. ftp MO WEATHER ME C,lMfort«ndT6lh) of the aiid Its Attendant Pleasures in the Golden State. He Also Mates on Oibet Vtipics, Chief Among Them Msing a Little joke on Our Algohiahs. Prof. Stalker on Tuberculosis. State Veterinarian Stalker was in town Monday and visited the Lund farm. In conversation with THE UPPER DES MOINES reporter he stated that in over 1,200 cases treated under his charge tuberculosis had not yet failed to be found by the tuberculin. He said also that while individual writers have ridiculed and tried to make light of the dangers of consumption in cattle, no official body or school can be found which does not insist upon the necessity of eradicating it. All boards of health denounce the sale of milk from cattle having it, even in the slightest degree. Prof. Stalker said further that while all cows which do not have consumption in the milk glands will not carry consumption in the milk, that experiments by the United States bureau of animal industry show that some will. Out of 121 tested whose udders were healthy, but which had consumption elsewhere, 85 carried the germs in the milk, He said that he had no desire to excite any undue alarm, but that the opinions of able leading investigators confirm the statement that milk from diseased cows, however slightly they may be affected, may prove dangerous, especially to in^ fants and invalids. Whenpleuro pneumonia was being stamped 'out in Chicago some declared that no such dls- ea.se existed, just as some do about this. The official bodies, the leading scientists, and the schools unite in saying that any trace of tuberculosis is dan gerous. REPUBLIOANSJTO-NOMINATE. Call ror a city convention to Name Candidates for Office, A convention of the republican electors of the city of Algona will be held at the court house on Thursday evening, Feb. 81, atTjSO o'clock, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates for city officers as follows: Mayor, treasurer, city solicitor, and assessor. On a basis of representation gi ing one delegate for each ward and one for every twenty-five votes or major fraction thereof cast for W, M. MoFarland at the last general election, the various wards are entitled to delegates ag follows: First, 5: Second, 6; Third, 3; Fourth, 5. Ward conjmitteemen are requested to see that caucuses are called in their respective wards. J. W. WADSWOHTH, , City Chairsnan, THE WABP CAUCUSES, First Ward—At GUmore's coal office, 'opposite the Tennant' hotel, Wednesday, Feb. §0, at 7:80 p. m. E. Tellier. W mmitteeman, Second Ward—At the Wigwam, Wednesday evening, Feb. $>, at 7:80 o'cloek. 0. M. Doxsee, committeeman. , Third Ward-At the poraa.1 building, on Wednesday evening, at T ;80 0'clp.pk. JJ. A. MONROVIA, Cat,, Feb. 6,1895.—The telegraphic reports frotti Iowa sny 20 degrees below zero and THIS Ui*PfiR DES MOINES just at hand says it was 16 below wheH it left there a-week ago. With us the whir of the duck, the hawk of the Wild goose, and the solemn, stately processions of pelicans, all making their way northward, tell Us that the spring-time is at hand. The young and tender growth on the lemon, the budding blossoms of the orange, the freshness of the mountains, a thousand hillsides covered with grass and the first flowers of spring all say that the old life which seemed to go out before the dry winds and long, sultry days of last year has come again, and, so once more and again nature explains the old-time doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. In the midst of the springtime it is also the harvest, for every orange orchard is alive with pickers and the ripening fruit is being shipped by the car load from every railroad station along the line of the orange belt. The harvest is bountiful and the prices are good, so, of course, the grow er is happy. By the way, did you ever observe the orange tree when loaded with fruit? See yonder healthy, vigorous tree, what can be more beautiful'i 1 See its long, pendant branches reaching outward and upward to the sunlight; mark its dark green leaves forming a background for the red and yellow of the orange; see the tapering top loaded clean to the tip with red-ripe fruit; see the smooth, even surface of the orange covered with its purple bloom and its sun-kissed side shading off by imperceptible degrees from the richest red to the most delicate yellow; though the tree is covered with adense growth of green yet from a distance the green is covered all over with gold, and then through it all and over it all the flve- petaled blossoms, like spangled stars oi snowy whiteness, add a beauty and fragrance that nature has nowhere else so harmoniously blended nor so bountifully provided. Tourists are loud ir their praises of our flowers, yet beds of flowers, nor banks of roses, nor the delicacy of the .lillies of the valley thai excelled Soloman in glory, are not to be compared with the orajnge tree when covered with ripening fruit and snowy blossoms and a fragrance like a breath from heaven. This is one of those soft, balmy days that comes only in the spring-time, anc as I came in from superintending the picking of the oranges, Miss Edith Clarke was sitting on the porch with her face toward the mountains and in a deep reverie and was trying to realize she said, that it was 20 degrees below zero in Iowa. You know that the tenderfeet are air ways full of episodes when they return to their native heath, but we have one here today that you will never hear o if it is not told from this end, for the gentlemen will unitedly as one man protest that they know nothing abou it and that they are not interested par ties. It all came about this way: Mrs Dorland had planned for a day's visi with Mrs. A. D. Clarke and Miss Edith and had invited Mrs. T. Early and Mrs M. L. Clarke to accompany them; then it came to my ears privately that the men folks were coming also as a sur prise, so the cold victuals were hauled over and an extra supply of hash pro cured, for Tom's appetite is the stand ing marvel of the places he visits, anc then the tenderfeet seem to cultivate wonderful capacity for victuals in thi climate—well, the supply was sufflcien had all been returning prodigals. At the proper time the carriage wen to the depot to meet them, and th train came in and went out, as do al well-regulated trains, but no companj came. Had Mrs, Clarke and daughte been coming alone it would not hay been so much of a surprise had they failed to make the connections, bu when Tom and M, L, and the heads o their families were all coming, the sit uation was passing strange, for the dis tance is only nine miles, the trains fre quent and regular, and the day wa simply perfect; but regardless of al the surprises and surmises they did no come and there was nothing to do bu go home and await explanations. Ir the course of two hours the explanatio came in the shape of a livery team ani carriage containing all of the ladies but nothing had been seen nor heard o the men. It soon developed that that the women had entered into a secret com pact to keep silent, say nothing, mak no excuse, offer no apology and simp.1, ignore the fact that events were other wise than such as were expected, bu during tbe day Miss Edith did say thi much, however, " that after riding a far as she thought it ought to be t< Monrovia she went forward and asUet tbe brakeman if they had not ye reached their destination, when eh was informed by that official that they had passed their station some six mile back," There was nothing to do but tc get off, and get off they did and hirec the above mentioned livery rig anc started back, crossing the bed of the San Gabriel marsh—one of the rough est roads in the country, fording [' river, which was running high and cold and the water coming up nearly to tdena lies through the fffy hettf 6i be Satl Gabriel valley And e s v6FywfeSf§ re orange orchards, and olive yards, ftd the Sunny Slope Vineyard and Its WinerV, Which is the feoet noted 6n6 IK 11 southerfi California With itft 6eliai? lied with its fine old Wines, whefe by- he hundreds ar6 hogsheads and tieffies n great rows that eeett to be bloated ifritb the fatness of the laud. This Witt* ry is a great resort for teudSffeet, J^his sentence about the winery, 19 not a any way to be connected*with tnS absence of the men folks above Jfiefi* ioned, but is simply put in as att itetfi of news and for its descriptive effect. As to the gentlemen in question will undoubtedly be full of good aa ufflcient reasofis to account fob the manner of their conduct when they do >ut in an appearances . We aw in dally expectation of Mr, d Mrs. Spear, when we have a pleaie planned away up in one of the canyons n the Sierre Madres, where the trout bound and no winery is near to prevent ur going. 0. P. DoBLAttD. THEY LIKE TALMAGE. Lady Headers Come to the lies- cue of the Talmage Weekly Contribution. FENTON, Feb. 18.— To the Editor : I have been debarred through sickness from writ* ng before in answer to your request as to benefits received by subscribers from the Talmage sermons. I can truthfully say that I have read every one of the 52 and en- oyed them very much, and have no doubt jut there are many more in the country that are glad to get them but are bashful about writing. Hoping they will be continued in your paper, I remain, respectfully, MBS. ED. CmtiscniLLEs. ALOONA, Feb. 18.— To the Editor. 1 I am sorry to see ReV. Talmage's sermons spoken of so slightingly. They certainly merit more deference. I have not read all, but lave read a number and feel amply repaid. [ would like to ask those who have not been n the habit of reading them to read them aloud to their families, if THE UPPER DBS MOINES will kindly continue to print them, and perhaps the children will, as they grow up, have cause to remember, as many of us mve, lasting impressions received in child' lood which will lead them to more fully realize the duties and responsibilities of life. ?QU 5PryEleptrioB{tj e r 8 pa remedy for. yo,ur *—,.,._, T | ae ji get^bgtuenpw anS* get m bef a f ouud tQ he * Wllef fl»cj <?u.re of J*PrttoS ft wpjjdej'.. <rJvMw ateengib ajoj JfWfiaveJpj&Bflf g u in toe carriage bed. When in the pf the stream the rushing torrent carried an immense boulder against them swinging their carriage several fee dQwntbe stream and they were only BftYejafFonj being totally diwne4 w the vigorous language 9 { the driver wlip tfcey a9kn,cwjedge was jjaU seas ovep |rQw If HOT, But Ml rt ve,d. at last ami ftUy pf the baeh otoer equally effects fit, the vsrepf g , hey ay ejs 1 paj-taMng fober rating ttn g quiet 'vejpy DEATH OF MBS. L. WITHAM, Rov. Kennedy Preached the Funeral Sermon Friday Afternoon. A large gathering of old residents of the county met at the Methodist church last Friday afternoon to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Lorenzo Witham, who with Mr. Witham located about five miles west of Algona in 1866. Rev. Kennedy preached an appropriate discourse and the remains were followed to the Algona cemetery by a large procession of mourners. Mrs. Witham was 68 years of age and for the past six years had been a sufferer from liver troubles. A short time ago she was brought to Algona, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. H. Anderson. Her maiden name was Harriet Marsh, she was married in Pennsylvania, and had lived with Mr. Witham about 50 years. She was the mother of eight children, all of whom are living. She was an active worker in the grange, movement, an estimable lady in her home and in all her outside relations,, and her death brings sorrow to many friends. Mr. Witham has been a highly esteemed resident of the county and to him the sympathy of all will go out, as he now pursues his more lonely way* BEGINS WITH A BEAU SUPPER, Then Will Follow the Literary Pro- gramme for the Washington Birthday Celebration. The programme for the Washington- birthday celebration Friday evening- begins at the court house at 6 o'clock with a bean supper. When all are fed, the following musical and literary pro- gramme will be rendered: Music—Glee club. Introductory remarks—Commander D. D, Dodge, and Mrs, P. M. Taylor, president of the W, R. C. Address—Dr. L. A. Sheetz. Address—Clayton Hutchins. "Minute men"—Col. B, H. Spencer, John. Reed, Eugene Tellier, Dr. H, C. McCoy. C. A. Brace, Horace Parsons, D, H. Hutchins., J. W. Tennant, James Orr, Charles C. Chubb, D. B. Avey, M. B, Chapin, Geo. W, War Memories—Al. Adams, The minute men are to be thrown ' over the parapets if they occupy more 1 than a minute. Mrs. Col. Spencer is- arranging the music, and everything is being done to make a great success of the celebration. The addresses will all be very fine, as the names of the speakers sufficiently attest. FOUR TftAINS A, DAY. The Northwestern NOW Carries Pas* sensors on Four Trains a Bey» Both North, and South. Assistant Superintendent Ashton wa» up from Eagle Grove, Friday, to make final arrangements'for putting on n new freight train from the north, Mr, Ashton is one of the handsomest and; most genial railway men in tfes west and he has npw secured the county a reallymekpppliten service, Tbe atnh at 9.30 in the morning and goes back at 7 45 in the evening. It gives the peo, pie four trains a <Jay, each way, they can nde on, and if that' is not Kfacf- tory we do npt know what could be, The new .train is a special now, will be » permanent fixture if bWne warrants. And as tbwe are always number of people who wast 8 south and go back the samTd iness at the county seat, the will undoubtedly warraBt a steady AWOITA OiATOfig

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