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feJtttiB.Y.u.V.;;,......*:^ . HiOHtnJ.... ,u. i;,-..i...> i r address at above ErtM. 76 40 sefita lo agree that ..the board of super visors .1 devised theif eoutfty pfintlflf re foi»m fof the sole benefit of THE UPPfift JJfiSMOltffiS. In fact we fudge from the 'ftep'ubtieah's comment that the board held its session In our office and toad >UB do ail the writing. Noto the board would not do these things unless itJiad.tt very strong preference for this paper,'and as the board is made up of five level-headed men from various parts of the county, its judgment is undoubtedly fairly representative of the .general-sentiment and its action, as reported by our esteemed contemporaries, is a remarkable, indeed a marvelous •endorsement. In spite of this, however, our subscription price remains at $1.'80 a year, and, we have adopted a new subscription list system which is capable of indefinite expansion. Now is'the time to subscribe. 1 '. ' GIVB IT A 'The most notable commendation of the board's proposal as to the official proceedings comes from the Bockwell -City Adv6cate, inasmuch as the Advo- ' ' ' cate is an official paper of Oalhoun county and, as it says, is In no danger of losing its place. We republish wh'at it says in full: •it The representative from' Kosauth county will Introduce a bill in the legislature, providing that hereafter no official county papers be selected, but that the proceedings of the board of supervisors be printed In supplement form and furnished to all,ooun- ty papers free of charge. It is estimated that this could be done at little more than ona-half the present expense, and the proceedings would receive a wider circulation. The disgraceful and ^unreliable county printingcontests would thiis.be done away with. From the standpoint of the people this would certainly be .an improvement over the present law! Looking at the financial end it might seem that the publisher of every paper like the Advocate, 'which always .has been and probably always, will be an official paper; would oppose the change. But we incline to believe that it would benefit every newspaper- in Calhoun county. We ; f eel confident that ' certain ' newspapers' in this county give away not 'dozens, but hundreds of papers, and others take subscriptions at very low rates simply to keep up their lists for the annual printingsqMab- ble. The Advocate will not meet such competition as that and probably loses more every year on that account than all the profit on the publication of board proceedings. We favor the proposed law, to get the newspaper business of this and other counties oh a fair basis." • This is a complete ^tatement .of the approval all the papers, which have commented on the proposed plani have given. No one has urged any reasonable objection 'to it, 'but; like all new things it is an, (experiment and if it could be tested before it becomes a law, its merit or demerit could be plainly seen. What reason is there why the county board should not be permitted to try the plan at the coming regular session in April, making all needed preliminai-y arrangements at the adjourned, sessipn ' next week;. All the papers in the copnty but the Bepubli- .can and Courier have already expressed approval, and these papers i have' said that they are willing to' be' convinced. Let the' board ivy the plan., for one or two meetings, it will in'no'way discriminate against tti e two official 'papers, because they will be on equal terms with all the others, and if it ,does not work satisfactorily or if any considerable number pf people pr papers say it is not a ste,p in advance, THE JJpp±R DES MoiNESjwlll jolt) tn,urging 'a 1-etu.rn Thus far everybody in ^be county who "hasf", expressed an opinion thinks the. board has lilt upon ' an excellent pl&tj, .While, the law, dpe's not warrant |it3 'adoption, sp much is left to tbeldisppejtipn pf''a.'boavd! of supervisors by the code, that an experiment for a few'inonths would not we believe be ..SUC^'a^ infraction: that ' anyone < ,would «ara |p prevent' j,t. , The ( Courier an4 ' certainly t cpv»lii not afford p'ositjpn of resisting a gen- .WteteBtrf JBfttKWtlle il chaifmafi of the; ftshlftd fafflf.Mffiffllttee, and both Gofnw&ltafld Whelattkre on the normal tehee! e&ifitaltte'e, Parley, $ ineh Of .fitUmboldt Ss Chairman of the third committee tin cede revision. Tbe 1*0 tfunlfs head the 1 two ways afid means eomraltle&s, "Funk the eider" In the senate ahd " the other tfufik" in ; the house. The ways and meafia committees lead the list in importance. The two men, although having a rather odd hame in common are not related by blood, temperament, or opinions! But both are.-forces to be; counted with in the legislature. One Of the most meritorious projects i before the legislature is the proposed memorial hall. Anyobe who visits the present quarters of the Iowa, historical collection and notes what has already been done by Curator Aldrlch and estimates what may bo done With a little encouragement will be convinced that the state cannot celebrate its fiftieth birthday In a more appropriate manner then by erecting a memorial building. Iowa Is still behind Wisconsin and other neighboring states in the matter of preserving the curious and invaluable recoi'ds and memorials Of its early history. A magnificent beginning has been made, but no satisfactory development is possible so long as the department IB cooped up in a remote and inconvenient corner of the capitol basement. The plans for a semi-centennial celebration are being already discussed. By all means let them include a creditable home for a splendid museum of Iowa antiquities and historical ar- ttttfea of i^oteel flotfsi, ft dsaeidefatiot Mbift.es. and iaajitfif6MttMt:{'aaLBeNJu-row^; eo»ab.le trial of any plan ' whioh v prom/ f m.provement'Jn tb'e public serv 'vice,, In'fa'eti both of them, we believ^ t in'glying' tW bp&rfl $ fair two to the pyegebt'la^/if pb chives. FranIcO. Lowden of Chicago is to marry the daughter of John>.M. Pullman. Mr. Lowden was born on a farm near Eldora, worked his way through the state university where he graduated in 1886, taught'School in Burlington from which place he went to Chicago to work in Dexter, Herrick & Allen's law office at $7 a week, !t was while in this office that he took a course in the Chicago law school, -graduating with the highest honors. Two $50 prizes were awarded-for theses at' the close of the term, and Mr. : Lowden won them both. In the later years of his remarkable ,prosperity it ,has often pleased him to relate how this $100 just let hlni'Out even on his school expenses. Admitted to ttie bar 'his success was immediate and unmistakable. Within a few years he-was offered and refused a $5,000 salary. He is a member of the Union League .and Calumet clubs, has been .recognized on many public occasions in the city as one of Its leading citizens; delivered the law address at the university commencement exercises last June, and at 35 years of age is to join hands and hearts with one of the most accomplished ladies of the west. He is the same genial companion that he was,In the.old university days, and every S..U. I. alumnus who knew him will wish him all the happiness his prospective union has in store, and all the brilliant success in life his early career so richly promises. Every visitor irv Des Molnes finds something to criticize about the soldiers' monument, The female figure on top is ridiculed by some, the proposed medallions on,the sides by nearly everybody, others,find the monument a creditable work of-art, 1 that is when they do flnd'it. It is set off at one side among a lot of Insignificant looking buildings, and is only accidentally noticed as one happens to .turn In going up the capitol .steps, How anyone with even a rudimentary trace of artistic sense could have located tbe monument where it is, is one'.of .the mysteries; The. Sheldon Mall says Scott M, Ladd will be a candidate for the supreme bench,in the republican state convention. If he is he will have the support of every man who knpws him or his work on the district bench,' He Is one of the ablest of the younger lawyers of Iowa, and has been exceptionally strong as judge, He Is now 40 years of age, and for 10 years has presided over the courts in the district west .of Judge Qqarton's, He was 'contemporaneous with Justice Deeraer at the Iowa City" jaw school, and on the supremo bench would £^dd the same vigor, 'clear in- eight into legal principles, and same capacity for turning off work Justice Peenaer has. ., ; . UFB, YOUNG'S LETTER, • ;> The legislature having now been in session for two weeks,' the worfe rn&y be sum- jptjrized as follows; The meeting. «nd ovganizntion of botli the inaugurfttion of the MW goyer- ; -tbe retlreinent of the oW{ th.eappo}»t- |ient pf ftlj the standing comtwjttees In bptb {noluding new Bt&Bding committees -the. bfeUv&tt Ifie state and the Mtfott. A third iaaasntts to betioffie a law is one Introduced by Senatot Vouog to convey ceftftlh lands fa Delaware county to the" tThlted States for ft national fish hatching house. Senatdt filntichard of Mahaska is ott ftfttid with a bill prohibiting combinations ainotig fit e insurance companies by Which they shall have agreed rates, commissions, «tc. This is aimed at what is known among insurance Iflen as the " Iowa Alliance," It 'will be remembered that It was Senator &anchard who secured the passage of the bill at the lasi session knocking out what is known as the "eighty per cent clause," by which insurance companies really required property holders to be jointly responsible with them for losses. Senator Perrin has introduced the prohib itory amendment to the constitution pro ctsely as it passed the last general a^sem bly. There are evidences that there will be a considerable struggle over this measure One of the principal fights of. the session however, will be on the proposition to re Introduce the manufacture of liquors in th state. No one knows exactly how the gen oral assembly will stand on that proposition Those who favor the manufacture say they have a majority. Those who oppose saj they hovd a majority, and It remains to b seen Who.is right. Prohibitionists are divided as to wha they Want done at this session. Some o them would be satisfied to leave the situa tion as it is, defeat manufacture and defea resubmission. Others are determined defeat manufacture and accomplish resub mission. It is possible nothing, may b done, and that the situation may remain un changed. Two matters of pressing importance an of much public consequence relate to insur once companies and loan and building as sociations. The insurance companies claim that they will make no fight, being willin to leave the matter with the general assem bly. The loan and building association disagree iis to what they want. The sma local companies do not agree with the larg or metropolitan companies. The largo com panics would like to almost,do a species o banking wh'le the smaller ones desire to. r main substantially as they are. All agre that these companies as well as all privatx banking institutions should be subject to ex amination by the state auditor or by som one. authorized by him. Senator Craig has offered a bill appr prldting $65,000 for erecting suitable mom mcnts to mark the positions held by low troops at the battje. of Shiloh. in this coi nootion it may be noted that there is som quiet talk of a resolution being introduce to revise the plans of the present low soldiers' monument by which only the m dallions of dead soldiers shall appear. Such a resolution would suit many Grand Army men but would make a flutter among the friends of those who have already been se lected for honor upon the monument. Senator. Carney of Marshall county has a bill pending for the control of primary election's of any or all of the' political parties. His measure prohibits fraudulent voting at primaries, attempting to bribe, misrepresenting to a voter what the ticket contains, changing a ticket so as to deceive the voter, threats of any kind, etc. Challengers are provided for and penalties for violation of the law are severe. Pennsylvania and many other states of the union have such laws, and if a primary election system is to be adopted by any political party a meas ure similiar to that offered by Carney will bo a necessity. Up to the end of the second week of the general assembly there has been no indica- tion.of the presence of a railway lobby nor any lobby for the great corporations doing business in the state. It is understood that the railroads do not anticipate that any hostile measures will be introduced,' and it' is also understood that they are notaskipg foi- anything in the way pf legislation in their •own behalf. A strong effort will be made to secure an appropriation for a memorial building to commemorate the fiftieth year of Iowa's history, It is expected that the building will contain the Aldrich collection and much other valuable historical matter. All the organizations of the various kinds that have held rneetinga lately in the -state have passed resolutions endorsing the .memorial building, and unless the treasury is too nearly empty it is quite sure that there will be a disposition to order the building of this memorial structure. The great work of the sessif n will be the consideration and adoption, of the code. Everything else will'be subservient to it. The work can be simplified If the general assembly simply decides to strike out all suggestions made by the commissioners as to new matter, simply adopting the law as it has been, If once a departure 4s made in pursuance O f the recommendations of the commissioners, disagreements will arise and tlie session wil} bo much prolonged, It is safe to predict, as it always is In Iowa, that nothing radical or revolutionary will be accomplished. Laws in this state na.ve been changed slowly. Conservatism has prevailed to such an extent that though the effort ^as been in progress fpr twenty system of levying and cplleoting not and apparently cajinot be ,**and 6rriihTwtrofe Society. Tlie CTiamploft eays Geo. &. foyle'a idltigstocklift Colorado is golttg td e ttf/W, F. Barclay had a birthday atiTa at Mason OH? and received a ot of handsome reminders. Col Ormsby has been elected Sunday chool superintendent^ times in suc- jession in. Eametsburg. Geo. Stickhey, cashier of the Arm strong State bank, will retire. His >lans for the future are not known judge Cook sold his $6,000 home In Webster City last Week or W,6J'be- cause he has to move to Cedar iUpicia. AtigUsOf Burt is to be at ttftSiehasTtodueed. The next IW> ctwtft S^%%.ioi i g» r f<giB&S!^ if adapted, faction df which thete is flot , ifo sBadoW/Of ddtiot* liSO.'o: Anguo ui OJULU .o — -- -Sexton-today to tell tbe farmers about the creamery business. Sexton is organizing a company. Wh Jttemore's creamery took in 4,480,810 pounds of nillk in 1895, made 194,* 901 pounds of butter, and divided up $32,224.40 among the patrons. Perrv Cuplln, the West Bend inventor, Is married. If Peri; can get up a baby crib that will rock Itself in the night we know of a market for one. Win. Stuart, the Armstrong banker, has sold his banking interests to John Dows, who married Miss Anna Richmond lately. Mr. Stuart will remain in Armstrong. .LuVerne News: Lcroy Barton moved his goods to Algonn today. It is with sorrow our people see Mr. Barton and family leave here for they are among our best people and will be missed all. Algona's foundry is a convenience. The Swea City tow mill broke down but a new piece was made here and it is again in full blast. The Hera d says the straw comes in much faster than it public Jibj-jjry. bavs a. The sCftiele ih the February St. tf li-holas that Will attract wld&ti attentlod is the concludingAelec'tion of "Letters to a 13oy," written from" Samoa by,KobettLouis Stevenson to Austlti Strong of Sdn Fra^ cisco. This favored lad was tho wat-di of the romancer, and the litter wrote him characteristic letters, some of ttioin. on the most delightfully ihconsequentlul oi: tbttlM. They show, More than anything else from. Stevenson'k peh ( Unless it be " The Child's Gat-den of Verses," the current of.boy nature that Waa also so strong within him. Some of the letters give ah account of the peculiarities of the native servants iti Samoa. One of Lteyd Osbouffie'S notes describes a wonderful war gatne, sometimes lasting for weeks, that he and Stevenson used to play with tin soldiers. t THE OOttHTY PBINTINQ. Ledyard Leader: The county commissioners have memoritiltzed Representative Mayne to use his influence in the legislature to modify the law relative to county printing, whereby the county seat papers bristle with suggestions. Every newspaper in giant Kossuth ought to have a whack at the pub-; lie crib. There should be no favoritism, Stoux City Journal: The Kossuth county plan for the.publication of an official report of the proceedings of the board of supervisors has merit.; Tills is to authorize the supervisors Jo have the proceedings printed in supplement form and furnish r tb all • the papers: In each county. The Des Molnes Capital says it is believed this will be a solution can be used. State Register: The Leeds Investment company of Sioux City filed amendments to their articles of incorporation with the secretary of state Thursday, increasing the capital stock to $100,000. A. P. 1 Call is president, and Geo. B. Greenwood secretary. St. Jo. has had a number of deaths. Mrs. John LeneVdz and her daughter, Mrs. Valentine Ingert, are in the list. Valentine Ingert Sr. died last Sunday. He was 02 years of age, and a St. Jo. resident since 1881. John Espelding is very low. We glean from the Gazette. Ledyard Leader: Miss Zoa Wartman, one of Iowa's best vocal and: instrumental teachers, comes to Ledyard every Monday morning and returns to her home at AlgonaTuesday afternoon. She has a large class ahd gives .perfect satisfaction and will come regularly till June. While here Miss Wartman makes her home with Mrs. Graves. Llvermpre Gazette: Miss Lou Hunt of Burt came Wednesday 'for a visit with Mr-s." Crose . M.iss Bertha Sanderson went to Algonn last Tuesday in company with Mrs." Lou Simpson, intending to visit there with her for a few days..... .Miss Myrtle Ford came from Algona last Friday evening for a visit'with the folks here, returning Wednesday. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The January number of the Annals of Iowa is at hand. It contains a sketch of the life of J. B. Grinnell, a sketch of the opening of Boone county.by John M. Brainerd, and many other articles of great interest to the student of Iowa history. In the list of death notices of notable pioneers is a sketch of J, H. Warren. Great Interest is felt everywhere in Iowa in the forthcoming article in the Feb- ruai-y Midland Monthly, Des Moines, by Hon, Jas. Harlan on " The Iowa Soldiers' Monument" and the statues and medallions which have been prepared for its adornment, Interest is intensified by reason of discussion in the press and in Grand Army posts as to 4he propriety of putting upon the monument medallions of soldiers now living, All will be interested to read this first public explanation of the commission's action, coming from its most distinguished member. The Midland is first to show the people pf Iowa just how the medallions and statues will look, Nine large views, most of them full page pictures, will satisfy curiosity, and give definiteness to public understanding on the subject.. The statues representing';'Victory," also the several branches of military service, .etc,,: will, wheri:putiu place, give Iowa the finest work-in monumental art to be found any- whero in the west. These will be pictured as far as the same are completed, and along with them two groups of the much discussed medallions. " JHavana as It Is," by Ed, L. Sabin, son of our state superintendent, in the same number gives a vivid picture pf the Cuban capital, on which all eyes are now centered. An illustrated paper on Edinburgh, by the editor; an able historical sketch of'»Bohemia," by L. J. Palda; a thrilling story of frontier life and love by Iowa's great story writer. Frank W. Calkins, and a paper pn Michigan club women with over 50 portraits,' are a few of the many attractions of the February Midland. The contribution in the February Atlantic which will attract perhaps the widest attention is an able paper entitled "The Presidency and Mr. Reed," It is a thoughtful presentation pf the requirements of the presidential office and a discussion of Mr t Reed's fitness 'fa^'it; ^fc-ig the first of a pr.omisejjU-series* u.'po.n*the issues and some'Df-Hlfe* personalities" of- the forthcoming campaign. Another feature of importance Is this issue in Glasses, a complete story, by Henry James, The central Ideas of this story is most unique, and affords Mr. James an unusual opportunity to exercise' his talenj* as a story teller. * Henry M. Stanley, in an article on the tl Development of Africa," which is to appear In the February Century, recalls the fact that trouble with the Boers Jn Southern Africa first induced David Livingstone to travel to tbe pprth, and so led the way to the opening of equatorial Africa. Livingstone, who was, a wissip.nury at Ko- lopeng, accused bis Boer neighbors of crusty to the natives, ^gey resented -his 88JSW™ tb ^-« A&&» w.« deeds .in tbe of the difficulties that annually come up in many counties in regard to" the official proceedings. Ames. Times: The law governing this. matter of county printing : should be revised, remade or stricken from the statutes entirely, and something else substituted. It places, in Its present condition, a premium ( on perjury of which irresponsible ; publishers are prone to take advantnge. This annual scramble before the board of supervisors should be done away with. The Times doesn't assume' to be qualified to say how the law should be' changed, but it is of the opinion- that it could be remedied. Take it here in Story county the past two weeks, some three or four.daysof the<tirne of. the board of supervisors were taken up in the matter and what does it amount to, to the tax payer. His money is being spent to settle a matter in which he has very little interest. Corwitb Crescent: As this town is situated on the vrest edge of 'tlie county a lurge per cent, of'our subscribers reside in Kossuth county which precludes the hope that this paper will ever get a great deal of county printing under the present system of selecting papers in which to publish legal proceedings. Speaking of this matter of the ."official papers"'it strikes us that the plan sug- ., h|s leaving aou,thw» Africa ftn.d region wh,prs fee. wuU ftfflpw missionary] gested by the Kossuth board of supervisors is all right. They have petitioned the legislature to pass a law authorizing the county to have the public printing done on supplements -and distributed among the papers of the county for circulation. In this manner a much wider distribution would be obtained at about ' half the cost to the county, for by this plan it is necessary to- put the matter in- type but once, whereas, in this county for instance, the matter is" set up", four times, or supposed to be. Here in Hancock four papers agree to do the work for the same price that the law allows the board to pay two papers, Taking everything into consideration this doesn't make it a very paying job for any of them; For half the money one office could print in supplement form enough copies for every subscriber to a local newspaper in the county, and at a good profit, too. Everyone acquainted with the printing business . knows that setting. up the type is 76 per cent.- of the cost price on a job of tha.t kind; and after the forms are oncetm the press the number of copies printed doesn't cut much of a figure. The chief difficulty in the way of this arrangement is that it is against the law. The- legislature may take favorable action but most likely will not. Burt Monitor: ' Considerable .'discussion is going 1 on-among the papers of the county about the county printing. The proceedings of the board upon this subject have been read by our readers in our supplement week before last, They favor a law allowing them to have the proceedings published in supplement form and sent to every paper in the county. The change is favored by at least eight papers in the county, while the two official papers are opposed, and the Bancroft Register, which has applied to be made the third Official organ, is probably not favorable to the change, for should they get the plum it would be of financial interest to them, There Is no doubt but that the old law was very satisfactory at the time it was passed,. but the change proposed in this county would be much more satisfactory to the tax payers at this time; Every resident of the countjvno matter }n what corner, is interested in tbe board proceedings and desires to get them, and the board desires that tliey be granted this privilege, Publishing them .in all the papers of the county would do this much ' more effeotjve,ly than the way they are published now. It is as plain as A nose pn a man's face, St. Paul tievef does anything • halves.- T'he great ice 1 efarfitval sotonti | talked about is at lasM; a reality, \ one Is sure to meet with a chilly tea tiott who goes through the fwrtals oil Borealis Rex fort at Attrofa park, asfl why? Because it is Blade of fce. jl had the good fortune to witness tb 6 | grand street parade of Boreatts H the new"; woman his q,a'Se»« and all their follbwers. It was UHlqUe, dazzling, I ahd pleasing* At & pi to. the streetsot| tbelSalfltly City (?) Were .thronged by thousands of men> womeft, and children,! who had come to see a revival of the! glories of the ice palace of former tlajs, f which 1 had fallen into " innocuous desue-1 tude"' since the world's fair was usbertd I in, Promptly at 8:30" p. t&. the stately! king, " Bo'realis Bex," seated in an ice-1 berg chariot, in company with a large] polar bear, and on a cake of ice, made! his appearance at the city hall and de-j manded the keys to the city, which 1 our humble mayor proceeded to deliver I up with all due ceremony. The new woman, queen, appropriated the same, ' then began the march to the ice fort, | It was a grand parade. Thousands cl torches, hundreds of fancy costumes, 1 half a dozen bands, tribes of Indians, I the fire king, the mystic shrines, skating clubs, high school -clubs, mer-' chants' clubs, stuffedtlolubsy. I &ball never forget the sight,'f&Wl stood for I more than half an hour oftYthe street I corneri nearly froze my^ifeet, and.' caught a large cold, etc., but I counted that no bravery, for thousands of others did (the same thing. • The vast procession abliaze with! glory and toboggan suits, waw nearly! two miles in length, and waa a grand! success. At 9:30 t&e fort was .reaehedJ where Bex and bis followers and thous-| ands of admirers entered',, and the great! carnival was formally openedl f The Ice fort is ' simply wonderful.! Think of an entrance composed 'of twpl arches 60 feet high of ice, lighted franf tbe interior by red and white electrics lights, and you have before you af crystal pala9e that my pen cannot! describe, it is so beautiful. Inside this! fort, which covers the entire park, arel toboggan slides, a skating , rink, and a| 'large restaurant. ' I People come to have a goodtim«, anil for those who enjoy out-door aportjl their enjoyment' is perfect. Thonsandjl have availed themselves of the opppr-i tunity and before the crystallfort shalll have been, destroyed by fire (worh)l thousands more will look upon its! dazzling splendor and enjoy the hospl-j tality of the king of the north and toes new woman, queen, who wears Hoom-f ers and rides a horse the same as a man.! I trust my indulgent readers,will uol| look upon this article as a satire, for« I write it for plain truth. Corn palaces may make a man huu-| gry, but an "ice palace ^ools oncsf fevered brow, and makes 'him enjoys winter as he should. E. H. SLAGLE. The and it, will cost the county less, Courier don't like it, says the waa born in THE UPPER Rjgs Mowps pffloe, and all this and, that, and goes clear out of the path and talks &b,out letting all tbe legal printing to the low. est bidder, a matter of an, entirely different nature and entirely foreign to the question at issue, The' ~ isppposedto •• • • pf will baye tq pf are yepy tm • 1 l'i * * T~-| -Vf t-'y S IS. V»3 TJfl^H •!*„»»* RJ ^ ??J* »8P_«wtt&f - yeafli: SIOUX PITY'S NEW BEIDGE. A. F. Call Gives the Address of Welcome at the Big Banquet—Geo. C,JS Call a Guest, A. F. Call gave the address of wel-S come last Wednesday evening to the guests at th'e finest banquet ever spread in Sioux City. There were 300 seated, among them Geo. C. Call' of Algous. It was all in honor of the new bridge across the Missouri, the longest on flu' river. The toastmas4er iijirodnctl Mr. Call felicitously. He referred t» "mirth and joy" and said:, "Youcan readily see how difficult it will be to a Sioux City man to read that sentiment, welcome to mirth and joy, without par-1 aphrasing ii into welcome to '-Call and Joy,' those two names that'are sofamil- j ler to us all, and so with this refrain $) familiar to Sioux City ringing in' " ears she calls upon one of those honored names to .voice,he,r welcome to .you tonight; and difficult as, it Is to find worts fitting to express our welcome, I know that he can do It, for he is one 'born ip j the purple' of eloquence and tongue ' starves the ears he feeds anil makes them hungry the more he gives i them speech,' Mr. A, F. Call of Siot« City/' Mi-. Call responded no less feUoitpns- ly, his opening sentences being as follows: " I respond to tbe sentiment, ' Welcome, brave friend? and comrade^ ] all; welcome to mirth and joyl' w" keenest pleasure. ' The 4r0t, the Ji is welcome here,' Welcome to ( new found friends and allies who, times of doubt and danger, came 'to i» to rear a lasting foundation 'for onf commercial prosperity, Welcome 'tt the strangers who grace our board "" honor «s wjth th.eir presejipe. ' eome to the, friends wh9 etyyy this jjindjy response ' n their, pathy with . b«r o4use, ' coma to the loyal'.nj'eiribers o 4 trtedbrottferhopd,' The' 0 assoqiatkm bids m.e say a' i . come to you all, We. f appreciate, yoW participation with, us in,.th$eowe m (~" tion of this eyeut, and especially do reoiprpoftte the sen,Uij)e.n.t8 Qf *~" ship and gopg \vJU,wbiob h&YS ea .YQU.tp Jeaye yo\j].' dftUy 8V< and, undertake, lopg Journeys w us at this pel§bratiqn, '"- -'- ! m ,WJ

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