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TE1CMRS AfeE WITH US, wltti fil&tfie SfKt Allison tft to the They Come 202 Strong the Oi)eiiln£ ^ a i.. < i| i. i. > i) <. t.'rfi iti.oO 6I,.<S-. ,5,,, Ui. !8<< il i.i't 78 /' • ffHB senatorial convention owned at ^ Einmetsburg yesterday morning 1 , Up ' till 6:80 o'clock last evening 846 ballots ' ftrere taken, with no sign of breaking Ott the part of any delegation, A, t), Clarke has Kossuth's 11 votes, A. B. Punk has Dickinson and Em- ttiet's 11 votes, Ackley Hubbard lias Clay's 8 votes, and M, L, ' Bfown has Palo Alto's 7 votes. A few complimentaries were given where they would do no good but otherwise every delegation was as solid at night as when the ball began. A change may be shown this morning, but it is doubt> ful. It is unlikely that any delegation will seriously consider dropping its candidate before this afternoon or evening. Then a nomination will be 1 possible. < _ _____ __________ _ THIRTY-THREE years ago Company A of the Northern Border Brigade was stationed at Esther ville to watch against an invasion of the Minnesota Sioux. It was a frontier settlement of L a dozen families. Last week the edi- ' tors were taken to an opera house with all modern appointments, lighted brilliantly with electricity, were entertained by mandolin club music, and banquetted by a young ladies' cooking school. The summer editorial meeting brought out the largest and most representative gathering which the Upper Des~ Moines association has yet bad. . Among the visitors were Senator and Mrs. Mat. Parrott of Waterloo, Bernard Murphy of Vinton, Ralph Robinson of Newton, Chas. E. Monger of Anamosa, H. G. Day of Albert Lea, Minn., and Frank Day of Fairmont, Minn. Within the bondaries marked by these a general outpouring ' of the brethern from northwestern lowafilled the halls where the sessions were held. An excursion given'by the Burling- ion road to the Hotel Orleans and a boat ride about Spirit Lake on the Queen were an attractive feature Friday. The Burlington, which is an Iowa institution and which has the reputation of doing as much for tbe towns Jtgoes through as any railroad on earth, spared no pains. Friday evening the opera, house was ^filled for Congressman Dolliver's able and practical address on some phases of newspaper work and influence. He at his best, both wise and witty, was enthusiastically applauded. Those who enjoyed the banquet in the halls below, for which Estherville turned out in force, were not surprised to learn that five of the 14 young ladies have been married since the cooking school opened and that another is about to be. The tables were handsomely decorated and bountifully provided, and the after dinner oratory added sparkle , -to the occasion. The meeting was a great success, JJstherville did everything possible to 'inake it so, and since Estberville has gotten up among the " big towns" it 'does nothing by halves. It has anon- 5terprising and public spirited popula- tipn, is making many substantial and epstjy improvements, has the best system of water works and electric lights we have seen, and is one of Iowa's go- ahead wide-awake young cities. , -The winter meeting of the assooia* tton will b<? held at Boone, C, D, Hellen, #1 Webster City, president of a third article by S, H, Me* p*|fut|flntbe silver question is given ;e4p£wb,ere. Part ie dropped because }t e with the contraction of the green- purreiscy prior to the resumption $ specie payments, an act which we be> = |J§*ye is »QW universally endorsed h.ow ^'f ?gr' expensive it jnay have been, since .$Wt $iB?e.tj}e, per capita circulation of increased if silver be wpney. And this brin&p us question which Mr, ajww, is the tbe purpose of ^raWtog the price's of commodities? of prises haying tepyej^ed pep capita cip- V At and ffiaklflg stable Ouf fathef than 6f affecti&g values. Wei believe that evefy ddllar in circulation as well as negotiable note afid piece of bank paper doing set-vice as money eft tore into determining prices, and that since 1873 the Volume of money la this Sense has been increased rapidly, The decline in the prices of commodities, where one is shown, is wholly or in great part ex* plained by other causes. What is needed now is not a cheaper dollar than we have, but is every dollar in clrcula* tion sufficiently backed to prevent the suspicion of instability, and consequent panic. The government cannot re* deem all its paper abd silver dollars in gold and furnish a stable currency, It Can redeem all its credit money in gold and silver and expand the volume to meet all demands of commerce and keep the whole sound to the core and absolutely free from the clutches of speculators. Bimetallism means this. It means free coinage upon terms which insure the use of both metals as<>rimary money, But free coinage by this country at 16 tp one may not mean bimetallism, Bimetallism means a 'broader basis for credit, and a more stable currency, Free coinage means a cheaper dollar. The two are urged for very different reasons by their champions, and might and probably would have widely divergent effects on the business and prosperity of the people. Blaine, Allison and such men were and are bimetallists. CHARLES ALDRIOH is making out of the Annals of Iowa a publication which no one who is interested in Iowa history can afford to be without. In the current number Senator Cassady tells how he and the other members of the legislative committee named Iowa counties in 1851. C. C. Carpenter has an excellent sketch of Major William Williams, one of the leading men,in Fort Dpdge in the early times. Nearly 200 pages are filled with equally valuable historical matter. The Annals are published quarterly at $1 a year. The dempcrats are in sessipn at Marshalltown today. It is likely.that the free coinage men are in a minority. Gov. Boies declines to be-a candidate for governor again. We are sorry, for we wanted to give the Courier another chance to publish his letter about third terms. The insurance ccmbine has gpt rates up to 734 or 7)4 per cent, on buildings in ES- therrille. The Republican says: " This is simply outrageous, and we doubt if the bust ness men will submit to it. They will either not insure at all or go Into the mutuals." Bro. Platt says he agrees with THE UPPER DES MOINES. Geo. E. Roberts would have been better matched with "Coin" than Horrwas. . '. ' Lafe Young comes home next week from Asbury Park after two'weeks' invigoration in the ocean. Capital readers will welcome him back. NEWS AND COMMENT. Sam Clark don't wholly endorse what Burrell says about manners: "Burrell said what is true, that occasionally we all have pleasure in people who bluntly re fuse to have good manners. That we get to a point where we enjoy having a man refuse to unload facile lies and complacencies upon us, but who says squarely to us: ' No, I am not going to your house to dinner—it's an infernal bore and nuisance. I prefer to stay at home. 1 But we apprehend it requires a good deal of good manners to say a thing like this in a way that the other person likes it. Good manners are accumulated civility wherein not using the normal war clubs of mankind upon each other, we each come to where we like to give pleasure in gentleness .one to the other instead of giving pain »»d being cruel. Good manners are merely a vast capital of tact and forbearance of finding pur own happiness in the happiness of the other person. It takes a great deal of tact for one person to tell another person,' No I don't want to visit you,' in such a way that the other person will find pleasure in it, It must not he the expression in any way of any unkindliness: it must not be the expression of any selfishness. But when one person is sure that the other person loves htm and is kindly towards him, and has the spirit of helpfulness, then you pan §ay what you will without it being a question of manners at, all, It's then a question simply pf love. And we all Hn.ow since the apostle said it and especially since Henry Pruromond has told us hpw well the apostle spafee i» saying it, that loye }s the greatest tbiu^ }n the world; Faith, hope, ipye, tbes? is Jove,'" b »t tl}& greatest of Congressman Geprge. p., Perkins J8 ft f Wiftl philosopher, <« Have you bees flghtjiig?" be aakj, »Tbflt is have you b§en trying to fetsom^ 986 flown, hjshiflg him with, TOP tWgujj, and 'folipwing it up to Jf yftu, typyfog fcj, shift tjjf Jtt 4 while, perhaps, &n8 Anil it to vantage to get f6arlng mad, just to let everybody coiSaSrhft! kttoW that he hfts Spunk, and that possibly One fhay shoot— shoot off his mouth, IPhe trouble is that not many peepifc Can g^t feat 6ftended With out miking ft noise, ftfid without jumping atouhd in an unseemly manner, and. that has & tendency to disparage one in the' es- tlmatiofl 6f people who ate in cool.blood; ahd the worst o! it is One eiclteS his blood abnormally, afid suffers & violent feaetidn, disturbs the delicate machinery til his heart, and provokes disease. We get mad and indulge the delusion that wd are revenging ourselves on some one else} and yet what worse could our enemies do than provoke Us to Wrath, causing US to feed on ourselves, eating out our nerves, destroying our digestion, giving us wicked fancies by day and horrid dreams by nightl 'It doesn't pay one to bo a party to the machinations of his enemies in any such way. If we are wise we will not do it. We will let the other fellow walk the floor, and tear his hair, and emit words sulph- urlous with the breeding ground of hell, Not that we would do him injury, but that we take some stock in the doctrine of election, and that we don't want any more hell in ours than we can help having.*' IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. An extra freight train has been added to the Burlington line up north. Swea City went over last week and hung Armstrong's base ball hide up to the tune of 33 to nine. About 2,000 new cars were put on the Northwestern roads last year, but they expect to add 1,500 this season, The old school 1 building at Estherville' is used for a saloon, "Beer" in big letters appears across the cupalo. Old Humboldt college is to be used for a school again. It has lately been used as a tenement for Dago railroad workers. Goldfield Chronicle: Miss Gazelle Alcern of Bancroft arrived in. the city Wednesday and is the guest of the S. T. Campbell household. Miss Alcorn made part ot the trip by wheel. Bancroft Register: Representative Mayne had the misfortune to loose his thoroughbred Gordon setter which he had brought from Webster City this week. She died of homesickness. She was a beauty and almost human in her intelligence. Lu Verne News: Algona now proposes to do northern Iowa with a base ball team "with wheels." It would seem an easy matter .fpr Algona to do this as she is plentifully supplied with material, about every other man in Algona "has wheels." Armstrong Journal: The B., C. R. & N. surveyors were in Armstrong last week surveying for a new side track. They will also put in new side tracks at Swea City, Germania, Buffalo Center and Thompson. A coal shute will be erected in Armstrong. " Sac Sun: Geo. B. Roberts, editor of the Fort Dodge Messenger and author of the best answer to "Coin," is, to a considerable extent, a farmer. According to the Algona UPPER DES MOINES, Mr. Roberts has 500 acres of good flax in Kossuth county, where he owns 800 acres of land. Spencer Reporter: J. K. Fill of Algona, father of Mrs. M. J. Haupt, is visiting friends in Spencer. Mr. , Fill has the honor of being the oldest Odd Fellow in the state of Iowa. He is 85 years old and joined Baltimore lodge, No. 4, in 1835, or sixty years ago, according to his mempry. Emmetsburg Repprter: Manager Blossom, of the Algona opera house cpmpany, has engaged a first class company to play during the entire week of the Kossuth county fair. The company carries 40 people with it, and has some very fine scenery. The managers of this opera hpuse always aim to have first class companies, and as a consequence their attractipns are generally well patrpnized. Webster City Freeman: Hon, A, D. Clarke, a prominent banker and real estate man of Algona, is in town today looking after some business interests. Mr. C. is a man of large ability, great energy and keen business sagacity — one of the best representatives of the type of business men who have, by well directed efforts, brpught nprtbern Iowa to the front so rapidly within the past few years, He is an active working republican, having served one or two terms in the legislature from Kpssuth cpunty and is at present a candidate fpr state senator from bis district, Burt Monitor: During the past week Mr. Vroom, one of the directors of the Iowa Mutual Hail association, and G. S. Angus, the county agent, haye been viewing and settling for the losses which the members of the company have sustained by the hail stpfm which struck in different parts pn July 19, 17 and 18, They settled 53 losses, ranging from two to eight bushels pep acre, Something PVW 1,000 apres were damaged, the IPSS pn which' will ampunt to some 5,000 bushels. They make a minute of the number of acres of corn hurt but will not settle for that until the corn is ripe apd see what the outcome. is, as the corn gives promise of recover* ing, The loss is npt going to out much of a figure when the whole crop of the Qountyis reckoned, Kossutb pounty never had better Qrops, ajjfl the corn is just immense w jth, one pf the best starts ever kpp'wn, The hail was most severe in Fentop township, the Newel boyp alone losing pye»« j,OOQ bushels. Madison. ^^ next with , a IPSS . , pf about 40P bu,sb>is,» w<j it was fprt«« Bte; fpr-him h.e_ had, ^policy, aj hi? pays cash, rent fpr the Jam op jJMuqk, whip tt. he, js ever o n , s way it is tt&ftthi Weleetii&fl The* Last efttog ifl Af>p«»itf!«6 Wetda«. Lilt of Attendants. The teachers' institute opened Mbtt< day with an eflrftllment of 202, the latest oft the opening day yet 1*0' tforded in the 31 years of institutes its Etossuth, Within an hour every class was at work, The instructors were in their rooms, Sunt, Reed had the pro* gram BO well mapped out that no delay occurred, and everything is now run* ing like clock work, The teachers report that the best corps of instructors they have yet met is present and that this promises to be the best add most valuable institute yet beld, Last evening the formal welcome to the teachers was extended by Mayor Haggard at the Congregational church, Miss Fannie Richards of Burt responded, and called attention to the fact that $50,000 is paid each year to teachers in the county, and that 5,000 children in 188 school houses, that have cost $125,000, are being In* structed. She also paid Supt, Heed a high compliment, not only for his ability as an institute manager, but also for his method of dealing with the teachers by which he has "held their unanimous confidence, respect and esteem." Buth E. Reed, who has taken part in every opening program for years, read some interesting letters she had received from former Institute Instructors, all of them speaking in enthusiastic terms of their remembrance of work in Kossuth. The session closed with a lecture on "Daniel Webster" by Prof. Young. THOSE WfaO ARE ATTENDING. Algona.—Emma Lehman, Anna Sundstrom, Minnie Rice, Anna B. Hedrick, Julia Nielsen, Carabel Ramsey. Gertrude Nielsen, Emma Heise, Bertha Heise, Emma Sundstrom, A. P. Bacon, Nora McEnroe. Stella Hayne, Elizabeth Rlcker, Grace Sifert, Gertie Covell, Nellie Nolan, May Edmonds, Will E. Kain, Lizzie Sohryver, Annie Schryver. Kate Peterson, Cassio McEnroe, Alice Blackford, Carol Nielsen, Jennie Thompson, Nettie L. Hall, Nannie Long, Jessie Loyd, Mary Loyd, Emma Adams, Nellie G. Golder, Julia A. Hill, Hortense M. Smith, Nettie E. Rist, Jennie Pettibone, Bessie Dodge, Mamie Gilbride, Llbble Gilbride,. Florence Sarchett, Ella Thompson, Ida L. Stone, Mary Denison, Alma Wilson. C. S. Rud, Arthur A. King, Ida Walston, Jessie Johnson, Fred 0. Myers, Floyd Taylor, Lennie Bright, Belle Tellier, Tena E. Wallace, Mae M. Miller, Grace Purvis, Mary E. McDermott, Lolla Randall, Minnie L. Shadle, Myrta Putsch, Agnes Brown, Agnes J. Young, G. B. Smith, Nettie Durant, L. Kundert, Harriet Stephens, C. W. Taylor, W, A. Campbell, Melda Kennedy, M. Rutherford, W. E. Laird, Mabel Altwegg, E. Tuttle, Celestia Reed, Matie Fields, L. R. Smith, Alta Powers, Lutie Hart, Cora Reed, Ethel Whitman, T. Karman, Mary Steadman, O. N. Bosslng- ham, Emma Zanke, Mary Williams, Elma Ramsey, Rosa Parsons, Mary Finley, Amy Young. Carrie Thornton, Laura M. Ricker, Adda Sample, Leota Sample, Zoa Jones, Anna Johnson, Edith Wilkinson, Alice L. Potter, Clara Jergenson. Whittemore.—lona Beattie. Alice Simpson, Cora Bixby, Louise Falrburn, Helen Fairburn, May Butler, Minnie Newman, Delia Flanagan, Nellie Uriell. Irvington.—Adelia Grubb, .Grace Gaf- feriy, Clara Hodges, Jessie M, Newcombe, Lulu G. Newcombe. Laura Parsons, Mary Gaffney, Jennie Button, Eva V. Newcombe, Anna E. Miller. Bancroft.—Marena F. Winter, Caroline Wesley, Lizzie Furstenberg, Carrie Sorenson, Alden H. Winter, Francis W. Winter, Ella C. Hartshorn, Anna "Kramer, Nellie L. Patten, Susie Hackl. Helen Wood, Grace Merriflelo, Edith Roswell, Mattie Warner, Eva Whitney. Wesley,—Myrtl Hopkins, Mamie McCutchin, Jane Longbottom, Anna Skow, Hannah Funnemark, Matilda Madison, Leona Hopkins, Cornelia Weaver, Elfleda Sbaw, Mabel E. Colby, Esther E. Kernan. Burt,—Claude R. Salisbury, • Eva Hennings, Nettie M. Taylor, Edith Davison, Jessie Meigs. Myrtle Hunt, Myrtle Fox, Rose McNeil, Myra M. Chipman, Mary Shaeffer.Fred T. Shaeffer,. Chas, Foster, Laura Stow, Fannie Richards. Edith Wagner, Lydia Davison, Gertrude Payne, Elsie J. Toothman, Maree Millis. LuVerne.—Theresa Birkofer, E. W, Richards, Rilla M. White, Bertha E. Harrison, Ledyard.—Ellen Hovland, Delia Deyoe. Swea City,—Bessie Anderson, James Simpson, Irene Karher. Armstrong.—Mamie Anderson, Germania.—Anna Klelst, Minnie Johnson, Zina Welkhousen.. Bernice Brown, G. D, Welkhousen, Ila Fitz, Irene Fitz, Eagle Lake.—Helen Hayqen. East Chain, Minn,—Selma Johnson, St. Joe,—Mary Dunn. German Valley.—Dora E. Kellogg. West Bend,—Margaret Dorvveiler, C. M. Hays, E. S, Hays, Will Capesius, Peter A. Knoer, Bode,—Rosalea Nelson, Fenton.—Mary A. Wejshroad, Hattie Jaokson. ' Hobart.—Lizzie Johnson, Lilla Clark, Ethel Clark. Livermove.—Dora Tillson, Seneca,—Louese Jensen, Sexton.—Delia Hager, Buffalo Center.—Genia Sehonhood, Farana Grothaus, __^_ A School TeucUer Stpry* The following romapoe by Pro, Bailey in the Britt Tribune seems appropriate to the occasion: Fifteen years ago in the year 1880 a lady from Algona, Miss Effle Hawkins, taught a term or two of school in Amsterdam township. Miss Gertie Bailey, now Mrs, J. S. Mftgor, was at that time a Hancock county school ma'am apd a friendship pxisted between • the two Sl school ma'ams" that was of cpurse " undying," ag girls' friendships. a{ T ways ape. They were constant i&iting eapb fiber's etP» A few yeajg 'p so}io.o]i 49, or »t „jfl, &ffd & fefiewai pi bid kept the line buiy to* Shout As ft fee*>inme"ntlatlofl fof tbe eleetrid lifts, «e wish to State that yne wife held tip beautifully Uiidei? the. stfalfl, and to those who have listened to a renewal of school gin loves'* and an exchange of mutual 12-year reminiscences, we present this as an unqualified recommendation of superiorly for this line. The transmitters were somewhat heated and the receivers also", but the wire never started an insulator. The ladies greatly enjoyed the Visit although 40 miles apart. Att Editorial Welbofbe. Tfifi UPPER DES MOINES has always been moved to poetical utterance by the presence of the school ma'ams in institute time, but has never been able to get the divine afflatus properly incorporated into words and lines. II has found, however, the production of an exchange editorial poet, and furnishes it herewith in welcome to our brother or rather sister profession! O, school inarm 1 Thou who teachest the young idea How to scoot, and spankest the erstwhile Festive small boy with a hand that t&keth the trick: Who also loveth him with a hickory switch And crowneth him by'laylng the weight Of a ruler upon his shoulders. Oh: Thou art a daisy I Thou makest him the national emblem- Red, white, and blue— Thou furnishest the stripes, And he seeth the stars. Oh, school marm, We couldn't do without thee, And we don't want to try! Thou art lovely and accomplished Above all women, and if thou art Not married, it is because thou art Too smart to be caught that way I All school marms are women, But all women are not school marms, And angels pedagogic. That's where thou hast the bulge on thy sisters I Oh, school marm, Thou mayest not get much pay here below But cheap education is a national specialty And thou wilt get thy reward in heaven The only draw back being that thou stayes there When thou goest after it, and we, Who remain below for our reward, Miss you like thunder. School marm, if there is anything we ca: do for you Call on us! Apply early and avoid the rush I Office hours from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.! We were a school boy once ourself. We can show the marks of it. Mrs, orange Minkler, Defatted, ttet OWb Lift lit (be Manner Above Indicated. Escaping frofti H6f Rddffl {ft Site Makes the Fatal The Fufiewl Saturday EVILS OP MONOMETALLISM. Blaine, Sherman, and Balfour on the Money Question—Gold Stand ard Unfair. To the Editor: Senator Sherman said in 1869: "The contraction of th currency is a far more distressini operation than senators suppose. Ou own and other nations have gon through the operation before. It i not possible tp take that vpyage with put the sprest distress. To ever person except a capitalist out of debi or a salaried official or annuitant, it i a period of loss, danger, lassitude o trade, fall of wages, suspension o enterprise, bankruptcy and disaster It means ruin of all dealers -whos debts are twice their business capital though one third less than actua property. It means the fall of al agricultural production without an, great reduction of taxes. What pru dent man would dare build a house railroad, a factory or a barn with thi certain fact before him?" » Mr. Balfour, member of parliament in a speech recently made, said: " Le Germany, India, and the United State try a gold currency and a tremo seizes every one of our commercia magnates. They look forward, in th immediate future, "to catastrophe, an feel that the ultimate result may be slew appreciation pf the standard value, which is perhaps the mpst deac ening arid benumbing influence tha can touch the enterprise of a nation. We are not dependant for authorit upon fpreign advocates of a singl standard. Read the words of him wh for years was the guiding genius of th republican party,, Hon. James G Blaine, and say whether be was lunatic because he described in em phatio words the dangers attendan upon universal raonometalism, H said upon the floor of the house Feb. 7, 1878: "On the much vexe and long mooted question as to bimetalic or monometallic standard my own views are sufficiently indicate in the remarks I have made, I believ the struggle now going on in thi country, and in other countries for single gold standard, would if success ful, produce widespread disaster in an throughput the commercial wprld The destructipn of silver as money t establishing gold as the sole unit value mvtst have a ruinous effect on al forms of property except these' invest ments which yield a fixed return i mpney, These wpuld be. enormously enhanced in value, and would gain disprppprtipnate and unfair advantag over every other species v of property If, as most reliable statisticans affirm there are nearly $7,000,000,000' of opi or bullion in the \vorld, not very ufl equally divided between gold an silver, it is impossible to strike silve ou.t of existence as money withou results which will prove distressing t millions, and utterly disastrous to ten pf thousands." Again he said: " I belie.ve gold an< silver coin to be the money of th constitution; indeed the money of, th American people, anterior to the con etHution which the great organic law , as quite independent pf jt existence, ,Jfp power was con ferred o^ congress' to deplane eitbe: met|l should n,pt bg money, Cpngrea has,, therefore, Jn my judgment BO power to 'demonetize silver ,ajjy pjpre than tp d,emp.n§ti?e gold, " • Jt if impossible fpr any fair winded www to read, these' mm's views mm RO Wriy a«a plftinJy «£ not see th,e, results they foretold hare been, mtfuffa; '^nfl U I?., ~ne% i=* *>r~r f.t iy ;» r< J ^?*f 4 Q -, ,-? ^ m ^cpn^np&roe.i'jjf gQjd, wb« m,a,itajne(3 pe the Night The community wag shocked to leafn' Friday tfldfflitg' that Mrsv orange dinkier, who has beet! at Independence or soais weeks and who was brought lome Tuesday, had committed suicide jy drowhiflg nefself ifl- the cistern, tfr, Minkler aad a daughter had gone ,o Independence Monday, The doctors thought Mrs, Mtnkler Wight be as well off at home and allowed her to come. She rode without much fatigue, but ;he following day was flighty most of.' ;he time. Thursday, however, she was apparently quite Well, She inquired if the river was much swollen by the- rains, and also if the cistern. Was full and once went and looked in. The cistern is in the kitchen. It seems that she left her bed after 12 o'clock, unlocked the outside door, went around and got into the kitchen from the outside, as the door from the inside was locked, and so reached the cistern. She was found dead in the morning and was buried Saturday at 4 o'clock, the funeral being put off for a sister from Corning, who was then unable to arrive. Rev. Kennedy officiated and a big gathering of early settlers and' friends was present. Mrs. Minkler's maiden name was Mary Morilla Connell. She was bom in Michigan 67 years ago, and was married to Mr. Minkler 28 years ago, the union resulting in eight children, five of whom are living. She was a pioneer at Bancroft, Her father, Wm. Connell, was the fir&t settler to go east of the Des Moines valley into the big prairie except Norman Collar over on Union slough. In 1866 he' built his cabin on the hill about which Bancroft stands, and planted the grove which still remains. Mr&. Minkler spent some years here and often told how the snow swept over the barren plains about them, half burying them. She was a woman much liked and respected by all who knew her, a hard worker, ambitious for her family. For ten years past her health has gradually failed, and in the spring evidences of mental unsoundness appeared. She was-taken to the asylum but did not improve and the doctors said she would never recover although she might live some years. Her death is a sad one, and one which will call out the sympathy of all for Mr. Minkler in his old age and for the bereaved family. WHO IS THE GUILTY MAN? A Fatherless News Item la Going the Rounds Credited to a Kossutli County Editor. The following paragraph is appearing all over the state: A Kossuth county editor, in writing up his attendance at the Masonic meeting in Spirit Lake, gives the following as his experience in the Hotel Orleans dining room: "This is run on the catch as catch can hazard, it was more than two months building and is said to be supported by'1458 dudes and 2906 insurance agents, all built of brass and cast hollow. And it didn't rain last year in the night nor , the day either for more than six months. There were 8300 master Ethiopians with white aprons. They didn't make a confession of faith or anything else but hacked the fish into mouthfuls, hackety hack, and let nature take its course. If they had lived at the time of the great miracle and cut fish accordingly they might have fed 25,000 and had ten basket hay racks full of fish stories left. Wanted to eat again. Brought us a piece of beef out and carved in the market and raised with wooden mauls with last year's tooth prints in it to mark the spot, Got strawberry lemon cream custom made pie, warranted not to rip, ravel, fade under the arm, or run down at the heel. A young man found it in the quarries and brought it up. It was seven years in building and bad long laid hidden from the eye of women. It was a Cristian Science pie with a watch pocket embodying the cardinal virtues. We ordered it with hope, chewed it with faith and gazed at the ruins with charity," | MULCT SALOON AS BAP AS A»I. Graetinger Tur/is Out Its Population to Tell About How Its Suloon Is Conducted, Fully 35 citizens of the town of Qraetinger, Palo Alto county, were in Algona yesterday to tell Judge Quarton about the saloon there, 'The coupty attorney mustered part of them to prove that the mulct saloon was selling tp minprs, drunkards, etc,, and other' wise violating the law. Barney Kelley had the usual lot pf witnesses who didn't knpw beer from rain water, and .who couldn't tell a minor if be was still in his cradle, The testimony and arguments extend over this mowing, and the question of an injunction will be passed upon when tfrey are all in. BJK Crop Mike Morhaln of Wall Lake, J^st week threshed bis barley prop, the yield being 6g$ bushels' per aor.e machine measure andjhe quality equal unty, . _is try -Ij-rori-siTT-7^- y-ri^irr^f yr V »f Tryf+m V *J ^ ~L>?Hr<l$('y ' to any ever grown jn Wright oountj Qren WeetfaU Bear Le.dyard ing to m,afc e a deal with some firp to £et five parloads oj hard posts to prop up hie spd'cpm, > He eiys there are from i5 tg go ears'eo'e--*-

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