The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 22, 1896 · Page 6
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IKelf etufd* frtaftlln^a find ftt thi* eenftetffrtoB, liroSt bO^dlatly lh« 1ft .. t .. MI&& i tt* flenftte MA flotWe «f tfeprft i and to the,p«t(t5l6 6! Iowa: b^ ift« f ^SS f -' ffaafc flFjVfl ^Srt Ai4^f ~~i" ~ ' . ittflefl oi VtiS OfflbS -of chief '• &t Idwa,' f bef 16 efcpreSs my sin,.. \ Uiftriks ts the, tf®6ple or ihe, state ^m4ls«;hl|h hahsr'thdt has been con* .___„ .ig, ks t slrujefeiy dd, tha* i honor 1 is not In the tnefethdldlhf of left, but in the failthful, tins%lflsh,' _, and efficient discharge of its du- ttftaOitt the" fterylce of .the whole ,. „, ^le, 1 ask you, as members of the FV ..gettefal'ossembly, and the people whom i* yeu i feisfeSeMt, fof^youf influenoe and ffst T^dpefatttfrl-td etiaiJte We to dlsehafg* &?'« itt^iM, atiUes, and to meet these wspoti- wflth wisdom, With love for , , fc>H,;'.3Mi»)anlty and With reverence fok- Al» mighty . This representative body, selected by Ihe people from their own number, because of their fitness to legislate, I have ho doubt will enact wise and whole> iJottws laws for the protection, prosperity and toapplneas of th« people as a whole, • ,nnd without partiality or favoritism to ,. Any classes. From my knowledge of the dlsbln- iCUlahcd gientlemen of which this Intel' r tffsnt body In composed, I am im« : stressed with th<a belief that nothing ' -will be omitted, in the way of leglsla- ,tlon, necessary to be enacted for the f ' promotion Of the best Interests of this i '8*eat commonwealth and for the development of all Its material resources. , 'Be assured, therefore, that there will , ite ho dictation attempted on the part 'of the executive or amy disposition on MB part to Interfere with your dollb- , cratfons. ',, • The high respect for, and confidence T~* featertalned In, this Beneral assembly i" ?by the executive, and Its acquired , { 'knowledge and experience In the work of. legislation, justify his belief that ' ,\',thore exists no necessity for an elab- « \ oi'ate mosaage, or for • entering into ; ..specific ' and extended recommenda- V ,tlon*. . . ! THE .SEMI-CENTENNIAL OF IOWA. >V,-' ( 'Thls year marks an epoch In the his- ''itory of Iowa. Fifty years ago this -• :«t-ajte was admitted Into the union. Iffhe state as we now know It did not v th»n exist. Civilization was confined (largely to the eastern border. Where IthlB. mn«nlflcerJt ca.nltol now stands ' Waa an almost unbroken wilderness; In the northwestern part of the state, i (which Is now dotted with homes of happy and prosperous people, the In- VHano'were still in possession of the vlr- gin soil. We who came to Iqwa at that Itlme, or before thiat time, have not only . i;een this wond'srful transformation, but 'iwe are glad to feel that we have had Jo»if pant- in this state building. We re- jMnb with those who have come since, -either' by birth or adoption, into this -great family. One' is tempted to linger lover the work which has been done In this state. 'There was so much which,, 'ws endured, so much which was 'cchleved, so much which was accomplished, so much to tell. Later In the year, when the admission of Iowa into t«he union is celebrated. I hope that all these things may be appropriately told to the honor of the past and for the Inspiration of the future. I call attention to this matter now, Uecause I want to urge upon the legislature the fact that the state cannot neglect her seml-centenni'ol. We must wait fifty or more years, when all of «a who participated In the founding of the state will have passed away, before we are afforded another such oppor- «unltv I do not know what form the- Celebration should take, but I do know dhls, that it ought to be on a scale corresponding to the greatness of Iowa, •We have here a commonwealth of -which we have no cause ta be asnamea. I,et us lift her up so that all the states jnay see how fair she is, how worthy 40 be beloved. The legislature can do nothing that will meet with the more hearty approval "of the people of the whole state, for th'is event appeals to all the pride that Is In men and women, and stirs up a thousand memories which are cherished by all the people. SOLDIERS' MONUMENT. No state contributed more of loyaltyj V patriotism or of human sacrifice's during the sanguinary struggle for the maintenance of the u'nlon and the goy- wnment of our fathers, than did our , own beloved Iowa. In that terrible " conflict from in 1861 to in 18Go, she was . always among the first to'respond, and always ready to supply her quota. The 'courage and patriotism of her soldiers ,' were exhibited on almost every battle. , field of live war, where they heroically fought and bravely fell, always at the , front. Of 75,000 men enrollsd, over one- tenth of her population, more than UOQO sacrificed their lives and many more their health. Her sons readily re- iiponded to their country's call and no Wgfcer roll of honor for bravery, loyally anfl efficiency con be produced In all ' the world than what their reconl chows. ' Bow fitting then that a monument should be erected as a tribute to their memory, and as a testimonial to their courage, patriotism and fidelity to their . ' country. This work, which was placed ' (n the hands of an able and patriotic , .board of commissioners. Is far ad- vanoefl, and I trust the completed monument \y»l foon be formally presented , (to tfee peopel of Iowa, Jt would»be flt- '/ -tlnff, historically end otherwise, If this '^consummation could be effected during H 'ihe present year. The monument will ' otand, not only to testify to the fidelity »•• |p the ynlon on the part of the people j:uarJiflWft« and to the valor of those who &. fflwsfct in the union army, but as a tss- £<3ti8ianl*4 to tf<e ^ense of patriotic gpat. -« sttude on" tbt» part of those who are *• th" benefits of the victories - £ > cr(5 w°f *>y Ms a fmies of Iowa : ' - union. ear.ly a. as * i, > . . i>6»siible, of 4 memorial, historical and , btHldinlf. 1* would seefti AppropM- (tiliM tHW desirable f)foj&dt—«efeon'd as 1 believe, by fevety JoVei* of the be tt6i fill* , in our «ennl*centefint,l yea?. lowa'S Msitdfy MA 'be€ft mode raptdly f the fifty -yfrafs, 'fend ' la being even more rapidly yeaf by year. s to the eniterDHse and yhWirtng energy of A few of oUf eWlisehfl and to many- distinguished lovers of art SAd Without the state, who have ft* 1ft fliti edft«^u«ft ifc M»,tttow*t rf MfMift, «ta «aae» ft*. Jdf ywifif WSn ana <«K>men frnd Such others, notefctttlM to tecon* JtecupftntS Of t&8 fofmer, •«&<! tthtf ought ttot 66 «> the latter. 4 will ftot «M««« oft erttettttitt, but teave the matte? to BertoUS cohaldeiratlori. the National Guard. At the out break of the clWt wit- ijl thfe government found Itself de* . pencteht tot equipped and drilled sol- dle*8 uboii the small and Scattered fofees of the regular afmy t &«d the pa* Volunteers, ffesh f rdm the fields, stores; shops and offtees, unlearne dahd UhdisclblirHsd in the eft of war. The Aatlon learned ffOrrt this the necessity tot better •provision lh the future, and •the system of state national gUard* was esB&bllshed, These organisations have pi-oven to be irtot only a valuable .sltl'on as a, reserve fofce, |n tbl? place, It IB fitting that I should tjie two members of the com* thft* fiaa t ha4 obajge of the tt>e monument, who eeealon. of a b0reayemep,t which to »J1 of «8. Him who was fmnj «S A u was my bigb to Knew t9f- tos^lf a >n a ifL^raiture ivvtiiuut wie ouvie« vyiiu uu.vt; BO Mbefally cotttrlbuted their greneroUs gifts, --we Mbw ihave- many valuable, treasures, fine paintings and works of art; historical -mftnUscHpits, as well as meth'e.niboes '«und relics of early, days and 'of the war, for the safe keeping and the convenient exhibition of which we have •no adeoiuaite isucorrijmoda,tlon. fhe state 4s cO'ne'btin/tly being remembered in this .•direction by Hbeml donors, and -will be much mere eo,-whe mthey are assured that ample provision 'has been made so ,tbait • the articles conitrlbuted can be .suitably placed, siaifely cared for, and fairly exhibited for the benefit ot the public. To-tihla end, 1 recommetid a suitable building, flre proof, and complete in all Ota appointments, where may be gBth- ered. preserved and exhibited these much coveted treasures. Statute to Justice Sunuicl F, nflllor. Not alone as warriors and chieftains are men great and should be cherished Jn the memory of'the people. When the oplrl't left the body of the lamented Judge Saimuel F. Miller, of the federal court, a great man had fallen, end the natio nmourned. : " • • -.:.As p a young man -he T^as a friend aind appointee of the immontal Lincoln. His was the sould of w'lsdom and .honor. He was Iowa's son, 'her urea-test legal llgh.t, the peer of Chief Justice Marshall. Hts pre-eminent aWlity was fully recognized; and 'his great 'heart, mind and soul, his strict eenser of justice, his purity'of character,-shone forth to the w>?rld, a guidCOTg llgiht well worth ob- eeirvlng 1 . : • 11 h-as 'ben -sugested thajt a bronze statue of htm be placed In our otaite. capHol, and one In ithe capitol of *he notion, I coimmend ith-la to you and our representatives In congress. . ' _. ,,The Future and ^Education. ••• Bu't revering ithe past, and 'building enoiniuimenits to its achievements, are not BUffl-olenit. We -must keep our-eyes on ithe' future. 1 The keynote of Iowa's future greatness Is education. Iowa must educate; al America must educate, ,or perish. We who came to t'hls sitate. when schools were few and Inadequa-te, and when colleges and universities were unknown, w-hwh qxl to loks to life's rugged school for our education, (are in po-. el-lion to a-ppreciate the value of schools and colleges. As Individuals and "as, a. etaite, we 'have In a measure labored worthily in the oa,u®e of eduoaitaion, uit there Is much onore to be done::- It must be done gradually, I realize,-but •we ought as a sitate, to lce.Eip constanitly dn mind som-e -hlgih Ideal, and "then strive to approach it. Thait Meal for Iowa, In my opinion, oui?ht ito be this: A system of education' beginning with the k-lndergarte-n,' passing upward through the primary inter- m-edlaite and nigh schools; a f :completed public system, open to all and adequate to all; thence upward again ^through normal schools, where teachers shall be trained for the common schools, and ending In -the State university, w-Ithi'a course of study comiprehenECve as any on' -the continent. Co-ordinate wttih- it, will be ample ixi-m for the coleges and universities of the v-ariou'3' denorhiina- -tions, which have done so' much,; and made so many sacrifices, for Hi-gKer ed- ucaitlon. I see no room for rivalries, except aual'thful rivalr'les; whatever helps one institution helps all. Nor would,I torget.the Agricultural college at Ames, where a technical, scientific,. industriaJ education ought -to be offered to the young Tn'en and women of the ataite on the most generous terms possible. The public school system should bi enl-arge-d and irade more .comprehensive, until the chllcli-eri of the state c<in there obtain such complete, educatlo.i as will lit them »'or-any avooatloi or ^buslnes's puiruit. \ • .-,- .- , The Normal Schools. •",' The s>ta;te normal school, so essential to 'the education and itrainlng of profes- siona-1 teachers of 'high rank and scholarship, well equipped for the most efficient service in our common schools, is worthy of your- careful arttentton and of llbe-ral endowm&nt,.' Our, normal school faclimea 'are grossly inadae- quaite, About 18,000 't-eoohers' are employed In OUT Iowa free schools. We oannot oyer-estlimaite t-he importance of well qualified iteacliers, nor the Irreparable injuries* of deficient teaching and itraJntog of -the, j-wiitli of our land. Errors planted In virgin minds are very difficult to eradicate. It is much easier >to teach co-preotly frc*m the beginning (than to correct erroneous iteaohlng. The normal school system ought, as scon aas the state can afford it, to be amply enlarged. - - The Agricultural College, The Agricultural college, eo necessary for acquiring knowledge'^ agriculture and for the promotion of our agricultural interests ito the highest standard of systematic efficiency and economy, h'asa proven an untold <beneftt to the state, an4,l dou't»t.ijat,,'wMl meet with your very liberal encouragement, {Ftae State Pnlverglty, Our Sta«te unlvenslty twa already at- 'tftined a very 'high st-ajidard pj excellence, but 'thereHs room -tor further de- velopinen't, A great.struggle is being ma/Je by its entire Tnaajagement, and It fcas TO^ny dlfftcuttles to' meet «x»4 to overcome. The ibwlld4ngs a-ro Inadfrr quaite pi<0fpeirly to @comodate W% pregept Bittendance, and there are many necessities *o be provjde4 for that should by •no m«a.r43 be neglected. This }n&t(tu- ts deserving of your greuitsst oon» i, and *H Jta reasonab};? wants 49, k«9p ~tt fully A the constlEut <HU TheSfe <jia*stw>ft writ fof you? earnest you-ln the exercise of wsctorn HHty a« the clwgen >r^f«ifpt**)<£* of the ffefiatorttl and representftUvi* <*l$tficts and *!'th all due refrfthJ for the £J*h« of yeUf ConUituetttS. keeping In ferittd ths welfare of the state. f fithMent t«nd«r*< Irhp6ftatif>n Into the stsitft of goods, , merchaiidfae and, other eh&ttM bfopefljr by transient vendors 19 becoming so prevalent as to warrant legislation necessary to protect the right* of reslfletnt tousW«S tnen. The wares flfft brought in itiy parties frho are hot refrideftts, nof do they itfte'wl'io becotnVBUitth. 'Such vendors an iftdoflnlte 0^ at business classes who pay their tot the support of fehe state ana .Sltron as a< reserve loroej iu n«s n^ju««.io, Sut as cor^vervators of the peace and igood order of the several «W.tea. in Iowa we have one of the most efficient of these organlzatioris. It Is composed' !>f forty-eight companies, divided ltvto '.twelve battalions, four reglttvents, and (two brigades, made up, rank, file, line, peld ami 'brigade commands, of ithe best .and most select men of the state. They ihave been educated and trained thoroughly In the lattest approved army ttaratics, and -in accordance- with the tirmy regulations. These guards are (gsntlema-nly and orderly in their bearing, precise in their movements and ' drill, and asoHsdlent, loyal, faithful and fflelent^-altihough enlisted and sworn .Tto service arid mustered with ho pay except the reward of patriotism—as if belonging to ithe regular army, and regularly paid 'for their services. Iowa is justly proud , of her national guards. They de-serve wa-ll of the state, and by a reasonable increase of allowance to provide 'them with kna.psacks and some additional equipment (and protection for -travel and camp life, they can be made and will 'bec6me equally efficient, and as ready for active service in the field, as the regulars. Neither the nation nor the states have, in my opinion, taken sufflclent'dntereat to Inform -themselves as -to -the /true value- and importance of Uhese national gruards. For thait reason they have failed to appreciate properly and Calrly consider and recognize the unselfish and patriotic services so graciously given at considerable sacrifice. : ., ' Highways., , The question of good roads is one now •being;, much agitated and discussed In all the states. Good and substantial public highways are not alone a. great convenience, but a necessity, and in the end a matter of oecr.omy. May we not Ciope that measures will be soon taken whereby a greatly improved system will be in auguraited in 'this direction. Railroads. It is omposslble fully to estlmmte the great advantages Iowa (has received through her vast system of railroads. TlKire is not a county in the state wlth- ' out railrciid facilities. Iowa has within 'her 'borders about 9,000 miles of railroads, so located and operated -that farmers in every part have easy access to the markets. These railroads have developed the resources of *the state in every coniceivaible way, and -have been the most'important factors in promoting, building up and advancing Its growth, wealth and general prosperity. There is a community of Interests between, the owners and operators of the railway lines and the people of the staite. Each should study and respect the rights and Interests of the other. Much of the prejudice at one time existing ibetween these two Interests has •been removed, and we believe that the nearer the railroads and the pepple get together, and learn to understand and (respect the rights of each cither, the bet>ter It will be for -bath; and may we not now rejoice In the belief thait the day for this is approaching, If not already here. 'It shall be the aim of 'the executive to advance, as far as he may be able, such a happy state of affairs. The • railroad commissioners, now wisely selected by the vote of the people, and of recognized ability and fairness, have had much to do to bring this about and I have no* the least doubt will continue to do so. Waterways. The people are now looking to waterways as the great means of cheap transportation, and to the utilizing of our lakes and rivers by bringing <them in' connection with each other, so that communication by water many be had from all parts of the Mississippi valley and east of it to the Atlantic seaboard. It would be next to impossible to.cor- rectly estimate the Immense advantages to be obtained by securing this desirable result. The American people are becoming thoroughly awakened to the Importance of these matters. The state of "New. York has 'aproprlated $9,000,000 for the deepening and otherwise Improving of her canal system. The Pittsburg canal to connect the Ohio, river with Lake Brie ds being rapidly constructed. The Chicago drainage canal, now approaching completion,, will be sufficient for the passage of large steamers from Lake Michigan to the Illinois river; and the Hennepjn canal, when completed, will connect the Illinois river from-La Salle with the Mississippi river at the mouth of Rock river near Milan, In the vicinity of Davenport, Iowa. The length of this canal will be less than 100 miles, and it will be the most direct and best connection -to be made between 'the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The people of Iowa are deeply interested in the early completion of this canal. No other means can so readily afford our eptlre state oheap transportation to -the Atlantic seaboard. It Is on}y a question of time until W will be Completed., but time Is a question of great moment, when this martter of oh-eep transportation »o materially affects our commenolai interests, and that of ^e pro4ucejre and shippers. To <tbls pnd, I recommend that our desirep be made known to congress, through our penators and -repi>eBeOTtaitives, that a sufficient appropriation n»a,y be made Itor the early completion of this great waterway. Tb« .Mqupr QuettlQBf One of the great promoters of crime is found in the indulgence in the use of ar, dent spirits. Its serious consequences are seen and felt most In the homes of the jjixir and tfce unfortunate. Too frequently husbands and son?, whose (' " cou »u«. Theeev ertdpfs enjoy the ftt£ of residents free from taxation. State and counties should ««°tl« the-««^ onabale.taxes fram these.transient daal- f^Two^ s C u°S a ?ha f t aitaHe required to secure such proper revenue. Age of Consent. There seems Co b& *o valid reason'.why 'the consent of a female minor Should be legalized In the commission of an-act of moral turpitude that d "^J :o A 11ap ?,Jl..e busSticss' transactions. Woman s virtue, the most racred element of her >J?* u £e, 'the most precious jewel of Her adarnmn-t, 'shouW mot be weitrhed In petty scales, to the advantage of the llhert ' n . e .° t V. tll ®.S 3 e'.ons of the stronger sex. At least, ncii. Iowa, tho eitate whtcih stands, or stand, Irt the va.n of Christian civil From a careful consideration of the quest!.on I am of the opinion that the age_of consent should be raised to eighteen years. • Code Commission Tr Jne .*rtn«'"Am6rlc&ii people. ttteftdSd K The last legislature created a B'.'onof flve men. learned In the law, to revise and reccxNfy the statutes ^of the etaite. The commission baa completed .ts iwork a.nd Its reiport will come before you for conFlderatlon. It is of vast Import, airee, affeotlnff an it dow every interest In the state. This (beln? tJie case I need not ur^e upon you to Five It a thorough ex- ttmlnatlor* and ca.re-ful consideration. Allow me to sugRest that the laws pertaining to Contracts fjwuld }>e made. F.O ifar-as possible, to avoir! technicalities, ama so be simplified ns to be wttihin the com- .prehen&lon of ordinary mlndp. If this coij be done much In the way'of litigation will he avoldei. th^werk of courts and' Juries lessened and -the burdens of taxation lightened. Nnt.lonnl Questions. As oivo of the great states of which th!a nation is composed Iowa has a rig-hit to speak and her vice will be heard, both In congress and out of 11, on all Important questions affecting the national Interests, rvhPt.her d'oT"<"-tic or forelfrn. While tnare . must bo no failure to look after and in the most careful and liberal manner provide for all the interests of the state, for Us development and growth In intelligence, wealth and trenieral prosperity we must rot forpnt fh'^t our vast Interests are rVssely inters >PJ with those of our sister states. As a part f the. nation we must be ever on the alert to exercise our best taints and business judement. as a chief cffr.rib- utor to tho misuIdinB- of the nation's policies for the elevation and development of all the people and for the fostering and supporting- of the interests of America asd Amertsan citizens. To this end, trusting to Amercan statesmanship Which, looks to America ami American conditions, and 'to ?uch policies as are for the best good of t-he American people, let us not deviate from the path marked out by Washington, Hamilton, JFon.roe, JaPkson, Clay, Lincolra, BlaJne an'i other illustrious frtatesmen, who cleared the way and placed along 1 it signal Hphts of the American system of protection. Inprovidlng revenues ample for the expenses of the government, by levying duties on imports which come into competition with home productions; in see-inrj to it that our la'tior- '.mg interests, which are most important, are pnteoted by such duties as will at least nover the difference foreltrn wa-ses aTid se- nur!ng the greatest possible prosperity. To build lip a grfta't and prosperous country we must provide -and maintain, such conditions, as will enable the industrious working man to provide comfortablv for h?mse'.f and' family, to make home life ,rt- rracttve and elevating- apd to secure to hfs '-•h'.ldTen the opportunities for a good edn- atlon ajid their proper advancement in society. Laibor is th« representative of values. T'he amiounit of Jabor rpfnilrrf to prouduce liny Klve.n article constitutes its real value. No less than 90 per cent of everything Tiroduced or constructed is the d!.rec.t product at latwjr. Labor is the creator of ca.pltal. And 'hi;* this Is true capital is .the true a/nd only patron of labor. The interests of labor and capital are so closely identified tbtt their relations are entirely mutual and should jjo hand in hand. Capital sh-ould respect labor anc" laibor should resoect capital and each ^hould receive alike just and equita.ble consideration. a.nd protection in the spirit of impartiality awl' fairness. The standard of labor 'should be. and !s. an elevated one and is constantly beincr raised through the potent influence of ed- 'icatlc-n. The American laborer shnuld stand upon the saime plane as his fellow •nan and ftoould -never low^r the standard of manhood in the seeking or even accenting the self-oonstltmted guardia.n- shlp of .the dFimsi^opue, h/j would de- Rlerniedly fetter his hands or despoil him of his Individual judgment, the result. of whloh la to create disa.ffer.tlon and prejudice, nromotB strife and disturb the mutual and hon-orable relations which ought to_e-xlst between lB,bor and riaplt%l. European tiowerS 'having a, root* on thTcWtt-hent, to enlace ttrtr determined Hghts of the American people, whether European governments consent or h^.t to e«ch determination. This hor,o* of thte gf-efUt nation and the P^^f^ tn this twomento-us question. The time ha* oorne hen this question must be Settled and the principle contended for aeknoWU edifed. We 'hope this will be done peace* fully, but if under the province of Al* rfllghty God and In -the interest of liberty and justice it can not be so done Iowa ta ready to aicqulesce In the determination of <the natio.it for the defense of Its m* tegrlty afld Mife maintenance of tMa vital principle, If heceseary, With fofpe of arms, !THE sLAtta-HTEft OF ARMENIANS. It has been- frequently stated that England 'has stood with the United States to represent the highest Christian civilization. This being true, we had hoped that the poor Armenians who are being mas* tjacred by the vicious .Turks would be furnished relief and protected by the Interference of the Christian nations of Europe, among which England was not only. In position',, but was- in duty bound to-lead. A triple alliance Was made, a protest entered, Constantinople reached, -and an en-; iranice thro-ugh the Dardanelles made by their warships, But this seems to have rnded the matter and the blcedy Turks are being peirmltted to continue their 'f'aiboli-cal work. So-me of the worst mas-' : racreS have taken place while the potv- ors were representd'ln fore at Constantl-' M-ople, and there has -ntot been apparently ,tny cessation on the part of the Turks In'/he wholesale slaughter of these Innocent anrt defenseless ChrlB'tlans, The ac-/ wjuhts gilven of the cruel tortures a.nd Indiscriminate slaughter ,0f these Armenian Christians are heart-rending. A to-called Christian' civilization 'hlch will, t'hus (tolerate the Inhuman butchery ot' Innocent Christian people Is not worthy to be coupled with that of American Christian civilization. Such , a foul as»i rault on Christianity and such inhuman practices would be-rOf short duration on> this Western hemisphere. No boundary• llnifis would suffice to stay.'the onward 1 rush of American soldiers for the pfo- tcictlon pf the innocent and the co-n/algnj punishment of the guilty. America Is not !n position to encounter Europe In an: At- rem.pt to rescue ibh-es»"tinf or tun-ate Christian Armenians. But,she 111 d-o what'she 1 .'an to-allevlato the wahts of tho poor ami '.he starving who may have survivedand nsc.aped the slaughter. 'I/et -not Iowa, bo found behind in- sending food and clotihlngl to these depe-nflnnt an<l nerlsWng people., CONCLUSION. • The past year'has -bee to Iowa one of rotnfort .and, plenty. I/et us thanik Gofl for tho boutvtljful crops with whloh wo' Crave been ble^.«»?<) and for the material growth in intelllcte.nce, wealth, prosperity an-d 'happiness of the siate and her people. Resitlrur In th'e belief and hope that [owa wll not only be able to maintain her ixalted position among: her sister states, •iut be able to a<lvaro» to still higher oromlnence: and that this nation, founded on principles of -liberty, freedom and Chri-stiandty will continue cm even more raptdly In the development -of intelllfrenoo and of all material resources, let us as a neople relolce and wive thanks and pralso >o the G-reat Crea-tor a.nd Governor c-f the universe for his proixlness and mercv BITS OF KNOWLEDGE. It costs four times as much to .govern American cities as is spent for the same purpose in English cities. A new steamboat, just launched for the Hudson river service,. will • cost §1,000,000 and be provided with engines of 8,000 horse power. There are nearly 16,000,000 children In school in the United States, nearly 14,000,000 in public schools, and nearly 40.0,000 teachers. During the 900 years that the PekJn Gazette has-been in existence 1,800 of its editors have had their heads taken off for having exceecied. instructions. The children of the poor in Japan are nearly always labeled in case thoy should stray from their homes whilst their mothers are engaged in domestic duties. ••'.*• The longest paved street in th« world is Washington street, Boston, which Is seventeen, and a half miles long; the shortest is the Rue Ble, ; Paris/which is barely twenty feet lone. In England and Scotland milkmaids believe that if they forget to v/ash their hands after milking their cows will go dry. •This superstition is diligently fostered by the owners of the cows, In Nebraska farms average 190 acres, In Massachusetts 86. But in proverbially, thrifty Holland the average is _____________ ._._,.. . thirty acres. Seventeen-twentieths of TO the encl >hat these sound ^principles be I all the farms in Holland are Jess than ultivated and '' cultivated and maintairM a.nd the ?reat- I 50 acres in' pst protection be accorded to the laboring acres m class may I be permitted to express thn Japan claims the oldest wooden build- and criminal shall be excluded from becoming competitors of labor and disturbers of the nation's peace and har- .monj 1 , Flnancea. A Bownid ai"J stable currency is e^sen. tlal to the pafe and successful conduct of business affairs and it should be in volume sufficient to facilitate the employment of labor a-r-d the unlimited transaction of business. vw.oa*- The system of national finance, wh'.ch tSUSWA thirty yw ™ has be-Mi main, mnaa by the government, has nro-en Ihe feest and. best and has prevented •Jluctuat!o.n, BO that of the three kinds o£ money in use, gold, silver and paper, on«. ' ' , been Ju3t 'as good as any other, er at hornet or aJbroad. The people of Iowa- would hesi'tate to p«pwt from this nn^nclal policy for the pdoptkm of any other which might prove e. Dangerous experiment. •»»*-» RelRtlons. .earnings, npeeswry for family support, ore (?quapi|ere4,}n <be spoons, and'instead of bringing love an4 8iw»Wn« carry darkness an* cruelty to mothers a«4 children. The tocme, the mo«t sacred pSie ot all Usipss eartWy, is tivus trewwfarroed into a place of wretchedness. If this evil *» stand taken by the president }n of Dba enforcement of the Momroo Hoctrlne, as Trailed to the dispu'ted BrlUsh . Guiana f and --------- ------- „,,„... _, — ^ „.„, Venezuela, I -am glad to know, iTas re- Jiow tp win them peiy^ ttie nwst, unhesitating and cordial A 1, '•»<'«*«, ' the world. It is a log storehouse in Yara, which is now usecl to shelter some of the Mikado's art treasures; An age of 1,200 years is claimed for it. Some of the logs,are nearly •worn away by the weather. To send a telegram to London from New York and get an answer takes two hours. The message goes through Causo, Nova Scotia, and Penzanco, When special arrangements have heeji made to clea.r tho wires, fifteen seconds will suffice for a message one way, RAM'S HORNS, • Any kina of an unrepentant pinner is a lost one. Bible promises were made for Biblo- iQYing people. Only those who love §ouls can learn \rtr +*\ n*l*« 4.V. A » v**f9 parMee. T*» •houses ot »A .of A^erjoan voices I? j»w heaj-4 Jn broken Jwaunony and «w}th such .unity throughout the western 1*«4 m the world nw^ *kw ' pr peopje <siritly*<« and of temperance -*- l %lp£ T^l A oegativ, sjuner J S as sure to be uwauate action of I BS a, positive one. led by atatesrneri The Blftve is ^ }m ft ^^ is made of ' a sojj prayw , meeting the back seats aro t fl e warmegt. ' ' The pfflce of temptatlofli Jg tp teach ^a Pf Christ. • - ^ ft Is n 9 greater grateful he' ar t has t sjing. bellevetjj 'WWm^Wtovw." »«Si a W«>«t »»»f- ' ^OT&f^a^fe n l^ ve ^ ^Uevetjj Qsa'S tp»ft get* 1|SA^||&^|S| %'e rswar^ | 9 r d 9 } 8 g it . w ,"* eww thj» erfff^y4 ? iS agd m WhWY§r read,§ hi|,Bibie nrayorfnHv W ** I wfiiSf, " " m ^< &&3SHF ^W4oS5K D» ®* be^ yett cj&n. and Q O[ I and SAftt/tfeSf 1 ^.v.! fi&f Hilt, fit to* 'a ftfrifitf IfiiA Mt*»"v» D U<3" l**t,O of the *«W, ie. _. the heatfeft yields* ift Its $ofia, ^e tf 'leftge ^oli t& ^rodaefe its 10 acres td 3al8ef'& Earliest K. yield 4000 bushels. Sdld 1ft June at a biishei—$4000. that pays, A to the wisSf ete. KotF ft ytftt Witt * !0 * *"*!* „..„ It with 106 p&state you will get, 10 packages grains and grasses, M eluding Teoslnte, LalhyfUB, Slnjl Vetch, Giant Spufry» Giant Clover,eti,l and wir mamtnoth stsed ^catalogue."* i Jnegs-I called biifl a liar, and then, teJ iri£ he had a shotgun, I turned to run. I Iragga-Wiiy didn't you Withdraw tbil Ch Jal gs-Couldn't get at it. Tlife doctofl •boy withdrew most of it With a. pair J tweeters fdf ten cents. I THKOA* TSOTHSLES. To alloy ths irriti.| tion that induces doughfng, use''Brown'il BroncMat OYoe/ics." A simple and rttil remedy. . .. , - . F The total ordinary expenditures of tli government iu 1805 were g3ofa,19i),203. « A Clip of Parks'Ten. at night the bowels in the morning."_J No man who has ouce heartily and wbdlljl laughed can be altogether and irrcelaiuiabljl depraved. I Thirty seven colits per capita in 1804 TO sufficient to pay the interest ou the uatioMJ borrowings. ' "Nerves Daoend upon the blood for sustenancft Tnlreforelf the blood is impure ttiey are Improperly fed and nervous prostration results. To make pure blood, take Sarsaparilla Tho One True Blood Purifier. .;i; j forgS.I *—; J»_ OS11e> 'cure habitual consti HOOQS PIUS tlon. Frice as cants. ""Columbia Bicycle Pad Calendar For 1896 ¥OU NEED 17. A Desk Calendar is a necessity—most convenient kind of storehouse for memoranda. The Columbia Desk Calendar is brightest and handsomest of all—lull of dainty pen sketches and entertaining thoughts on outdoor exercise and sport. Occasionally reminds you of the superb quality of Columbia Bicycles and of your need of one. You -won't object to that, of course. The Calendar -will be mailed for five 2-cent stamps. Address Calendar Department, *, POPE MANUFACTURING CO., _ HARTFORD, CONN. d < O H LAST CALL Last Call This coupon, accompanied by 91, IB £o?a for one year's subscription .for tho DES MOINES DAILY NEWS (by mall only) If presented on or before February 30,1800, $1 LAST CALL F H --tjon "f You Plant the RIGHT SEED SHIP YOUR LIVE STOCK UNION YAKHS, ' 99ME Wrt 9UI* V¥PQU&Qr < , lf f^^'''gQajfgQWrM 1 %™.,.. * sfofty M»J"!4'j^TO^b , ^MW^trf^j^ .u ^UJM l ^;i^ V f S ^.,:mM^^lflV fxtelmtRiteto.

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