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PAGE SHEET fiOtt BUB An impression has been gaining gfOUfid tor wine time that tbe weight of souttd authority is ofi the side of a single gold standard of Value. Ad a /• tnatter of fact the single gold standard the world over is less in faror today thaa tt was thirty years ago. Its recent temporary wave of favorable notice ia this country is due more to tbe -'wild claims of tbe free silver advocates. and to the fear of silver monometallism than to anything else. In 186? the Paris international conference decided unanimously in faror Of tbe single gold standard. So universal was the feeling that this was wise that silver was demonetized almost without a struggle. Within •eleven years the conference of 1S78 was called together to devise plans for re- 1 instating silver, and from that day till • this tbe bimetallic sentiment has grown among the ablest writers and Statesmen. THE UPPER DES MOIXES could fill its columns with proofs, but two quotations are sufficient. John Sherman and Hugh McCnllough are known to the United States as extremely conservative sound money men. John Sherman was secretary of the treasury in 1S7R, and in his official capacity wrote the following letter to tbe American commissioners attending tbe Paris' conference of that year: "During the monetary conference in Paris (1S6T) when silver was excluded front circulation by being andervataed, I was strongly in favor of the single gold standard and WTOJC a letter which yoa Trill find in die proceedings of tbe conference briefly stating my view. At that time tbe wisest .among- cs did not anticipate the sodden fall of silver or the rise of gold that bas occurred. This uncertainty of tbe relation between the two metals is one of tbe chief v arguments in favor of a mono-metallic sys- ~- r tern, but other arguments showing tbe dan- 1 gerons effect apoo icdssiry by dropping one of tbe precious metals from tbe s-iaad- ard of value ootweigb in csy mind all tneo- retical objections to tbe bimetallic sy^iem. I am thoroughly convinced that if it were possible for tbe leadiEg commercjal nations to fix by agreement an arbitrary relation between gild and si! ver, even tbOEEB tbe market Tahie nagfc t Yary scmewb&t from time to time, it wooM be a measure of ..greatest good so all DSSKOS." Hogh HeCcllooch. who was twice secretary of tbe treasury, in an address before tlie students of Harvard oaiver- «jly, when he eoald have no political ; Bietire for veootux-wg a long time belief in M. sHEgie gold standard, said: say ia coo- so tbe j™™•— »--KWBB »»«^f • ••• M •" w »BW OT WBWB •••BV^ made a <nftrk »»otig the brightest of bis generation. Solfie of bis best paragraphs *r« mii^eildtta MmbiiiitUonsof words. He bid Imagination, fife, wit. Me was a genial companion, * mam friend,. Me will be missed at the editorial iteuttions and on the editorial excursions. Me leaves ait estimable wife and devefi children, the Oldest boy already afi able newspaper man, to Continue bis father's work. able i>teMOCfcA*S A* CHICAGO. Yesterday afternoon was spent in electing a temporary chairman. The national committee Darned Senator Hill of Jfew York. The silWrites named Senator Daniel of Virginia. Daniel was elected by 556 to 349. If Boies is nominated it will be bj- the aid of the eastern delegates, who prefer him to Bland of Missouri. Dominations are not likely before tomorrow. ThiiinartiaillMir Tsmms Brays eatressed the: patklcJsr in opinion tbat tfes: sseai of salver It is oat a. pleasant tfeiS ereffitesUy will be* fsnaresatisa of in tbe uJse two ""Htal? will i of botbtbroogboat I ibis djifssifflB depends upoii agajwnt ssao&srd of valae. 1 ' These bas teen no growth of gold ataiajtard sentiment anywhere during the past SO jears. No international «onlereoee bas repeated tbe declaration -flf tJhatof 1857. Even in England the * \£old standard, while benefiuing tbe * tig creditors of foreign nations, bas «C$ei} so iDJarioosSy upon tbe masses of tbe people tbat it is losing ground. Win, C. Whitney, who is well acquainted with tbe foreign aspects of tbe mat' fer, has recently written: "lisas eome to pass that among the per;, tent IB Enrppewho are trained, recognized * -M&iBtia* upon monetary and economic ^nfjHififis, scarcely one i* not at the present jBOjoept advocating tbe desirability of tbe Joint standard as tbe real solution of the mooetiary difficulties of tbe world. Thisin- jCiudesevery professor engaged in teaching 47 lecturing on these subjects in tbe nniver ^tiesofCreatBritain." The theoretical objections to the , , <loqble standard cot no figure beside . ';.ffco financial demoralization tbat bas ^jMtended the single standard. It is a .•.jfGWlftion that confronts tbe eommer- *J*i world, and that condition demands h£h$ pefjjsteteweot of silver as a stand- HEWS AHD OOMKEHT. Senator Gear said last week at Spirit Lake to a Beacon reporter that the plan of campaign could not be predicted until the Chicago convention was over. He is confident 1 of McKinley'3 election, however. -S- _^. .£_ Bill Nye had topaj $200 damages for failing to fill an engagement at Fort Dodge. w ln bis history of England be refers to tbe Port as follows: "In 991, shortlv after tbe death of Dunstan, a great army of Norwegians came over to England for purposes of pillage. To say that it was an allopathic pillage would not be an extravagantstatemenU They were extremely rude people, like all the nations of Europe at that time, Rome being tbe Boston of the old world, and Copenhagen the Fort Dodge of that period." 1 W. O. Payne, who was chief clerk in tbe bouse at the time, says: Mr. Berryhill, to the writer's immediate and close observation, was in the legislature tbe most active and influential member of tbe house, and, what is more to bis credit, bis influence lay especially with those members of the house whose conduct was freest from the suspicion of unworthy motives. -«- •*- -5- Senator Funk is publishing a daily Beacon again tbis season. His daily is better than some of tbe regular .dailies that come to this office. -*- -s- -*- Tbe Carroll Herald bas completed ten years under J. B. - Hnngerford's able editorial management. Ten more years are promised. Here's for health and prosperity in 1906. -*--=--*- Tbe republicans are for bimetallism on tbe basis demanded by tbe ablest bimetallists in this country and Europe. .They are for revenue enough to run tbe government without bonds. They are for protection with a reciprocity attachment. They are for McKinley and Hobart, They are for running the government the coming four years, and are going to get there. -5- -s- -5- The July Midland contains a very interesting description of Iowa's socialistic colony in Iowa county. The trav- eller on tbe Rock Island road passes through some very flourishing villages, known as Homestead, Amana, South Amana, etc. They are the home of one of tbe tew successful associations holding their property in common. Tbe article is finely illustrated. Much space is given to the Women's clubs, and tbe number is one of unsurpassed excellence. -f- -s- -5- ' Tbe Annals of Iowa for July is to contain pictures of Gov. Robt. Lucas, and Besides he «»»* born 16 the state tit Nc* font, nod this bM a& in- nneiH&in Sew fork* Penti^lt*nia, «nd Ohio a* well « in Jfe* England for their powjlntloos &«*d up a es' birthplace ft Cbaut*W)n« county. ¥be low*, gold democr*t*are ill Chi^ c*gO solid tot Boles And protttslne to currjahe state for him If he Is Bom- inated. TherbareacommHteeappoint- ed to boom Horace. Judge Babb, Judffe Ba/9, J. JT. Richardson. Judpe ginne and ^ D. Yeoman. Judge Klhhe Mid Cato Sells are credited with bfiniKti? about the change. As. Majof Handjr ««*« ft: Boles, who slood vetf well tot A while, was greatly injured by tbe publication of nil old tetter Of his, which, purporting to give bis scheme for financial relief and the rehabilitation of silver, was real I v the most idiotic contribution ret made to the literature of the currency question; and tbat is saying a preat deal. Monday's Chicago Record said: Boies boomers will make an attempt to capture the citf loday and by their demonstrations in favor of 'their standard bearer win orer the delegates. All kinds of bands, special trains and things appeared upon the scene fester- day. and it, is a part of 'the regular program to make plenty of noise 'today. Noise promises to be one of the chief features Of the Boies canvas hereafter. The managers call it enthusiasm. . The Boies people gave out a map which shows tbat New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan will vote for gold, and that all other states are for silver, except Washington, Oregon, North Dakota. South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin. Illinois, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, which are put dowo as doubtful. The Boies people estimate: 170 electoral votes for silver. 169 electoral votes for gold, 108 doubtful electoral votes. _ POIJTIOAL ffOTES. We will send the weekly £>es Moines Capital until Xov. 6 for 15 rents. Tbe State Register can be bad at tbis office until Nov. 6 for IS cents. The daily mil be sent for 45 cents a month. A letter is bcine published in the daily newspapers from Morton Prewen, a well known English bimetalJist, in which be says tbat except for President Cleveland, an iDtematiocal agreement as to tbe use of silver would have been reached some time ago. He says Mr. Cleveland bas been determined to bave fold monometallism and nothing else. Mr. Prewen's letter is addressed to Hon. G. G. Merrick, of Denver, Colo. Senator W. E. Chandler of New Hampshire, in a signed article, says: "Tbe existing gold standard must be preserved, if it is so decreed, only until it is possible to restore the double standard by international agreemen t or by just and reasonable safeguards of United States legislation. Whenever the choice comes, if it ever must come, between permanent acquiescence in the single gold standard and tbe adoption by tbe United States of tbe single silver standard tbe Monitor and Statesman will not be found on the side of gold. Sucb a monetary system will everywhere tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, and will inflict grinding poverty and intense woe upon the great masses of the helpless mankind all over the world." EST THIS mSHBOBHOOD. The telephone line bas reached Lu- Verne. Wm. Leslie is building a home at Ledyard. Rev. Greenshields of Burt is in Chicago for a surgical operation. Dr. McCormack's son has sold the Ayersbire Wave and Hugh Smith has tbat paper in charge. W. E. G, Saunders is building a fine home at Emmeteburg. A Sioux City architect is making the plans. Is bo eb*r»rte«s«c* ^Tiie repwbJieane yjnter-patfonsi agreement, k.^^byln^peadeDtactiqn at a fixed >tolf As the debate goes on P* endorsement of the * the & sketch of bis life by Tbeo. S. Parvin, a portrait of Blackhawk, a discussion of the word "Iowa," and a sketch of how men feel in battle, by Major By ers. Curator Aldrich is making the Annals of great value to all who are interested in tbe history of the state. -.•*••*-•*S. B. Howard, formerly editor of tha Iowa City Republican and later a republican state senator in Minnesota, is one of tbe signers of a free silver manifesto in that state. He bae often visited in Algona and was W, S. Borland's partner in tbe soda manufacturing business at one time, *•. -*- ir' Tbe only criticism on Dolliver's Fourth of July address at Spirit Lake was "Jt was top short." The Daily Beacon devotes nearly a eolqnm to It, WHW AT qgQAGQ. The convention met and organized yesterday. Tbe silver men claimed 6?1 votes yesterday, pr one more Iban two thirds of (be convention. A. W. McParland, tbe Dakota City pioneer and a democrat from away back, is wearing a McKinley button. Dr. Baker, our former LuVernite, is out of tbe race for county clerk at Humboldt. He has held the office two terms. August Bierstedt and Sadie Boett- cber were married at tbe home of the bride's parents in Lotts Creek last Friday. The Milwaukee road is talking of taking the Carpenter railroad and of completing it from Spirit Lake to Jackson, Minn. : ^ Armstrong Jburnalf J. R. Jones and daughter Jessaminp^of Algona visited at .the CampbeH-Stickney home a couple of days this week. Bancroft Regristfir: Country roads are being "worked "very generally at present. The road laws in this state compel the supervisors to make the highways impassable for bicycles. Ai. Adams says tbis week: The editor's family enjoyed an excellent and appetizing dinner at the Robertson home on east Broadway, iq company with Sheriff Sampson and wife and County Clerk Grose and wife of Algona, last Sunday. Tbe Algona party was a very pleasant one and Mrs, Tyler is a model hostess. Whittemore bas a telephone com* pany. The Emmetsburg Reporter says: We understand that parties in Whittemore bave organized a tele* phone company and are at work putting up poles north from Wbittemore toward Armstrong, Tbe scheme is to connect Whittenqore, West Bend, Rod' roan, Emmetsburg, Armstrong, and other towns in adjacent counties. Among the promoters of the enterprise is Qeo. Boyle of Wbittemore, The company was organised for the purpose of lowering the existing rates charged for messages outside the county. doobt thai tkei pefsonal of these firft^ famofs brotbers bare been the leading factor in tbeir«occ«^assh6wiuen. His really re- mtrkable to wn*t ihtt ekteot each is adapted to Ml tbe peculiar pl«ce !n the management whicb fall* to his lot. It is this fact which baa made Al. Ringling, the oldest of tfaequtntette,the greatest equestrian director tb the world, and thus insured to Hie patrons cfRiBjdibg Bros.' circus a better performance than can be seen trltfa any other show. And so it is with Otto, the financier of the show; Chnrles. the general adTerUsing agent; Alt T.. t he »-iicni! press representative, and John, to whose judgment falls the delicate task of successfully ronUng the Show. Each one of the quin- tette brings to his individual *t>here of action ctaalincations which mnkse Success a foregone conclusion. Apart from tbe personal characteristics ot the Ringliug brothers, tbe success which has brought their show to the front so rapidly during the past few years, has resulted in a large measure from a clearly-defined policy, which, in its way, has been entirely unique With this organization. This policy embraces several cardinal features, each of which is highly commendable. One of these features is a strict adherence to the truth in advertising. Wherever Bi&gling Bros. 1 shows exhibit it has become a recognized fact that whatever is shown upon the bill boards will be exhibited in tbe rings, and this bas given tbe public a confidence in tbe show which no other circus enjoys. Another feature is a clearly defined purpose of making each season's show superior to that of the previous year. So notably has this been the case that within the past five years tbe show bas been doubled in size four times. Such a phenomenal growth as this was never known before. CITY OOUlfOIL'S DODTGS. Record of tbe Regular Session—Several Bills Acted Upon. ALGOKA, June 27.—The city council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Haggard in the chair. Members present. Vesper, Ferguson, Henderson, Single, Sayers, and Chapin. Late, Wadsworth and Rice. The minutes of the last meeting read and approved. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn on tbe treasury for tbe same: J. A. Hamilton & Co.. sewer pipe S225 53 J. W. Sampson, grading 2385 E. J. Gilmore, mdse 630 F.S.Norton, lumber 3735 W. C: Henderson, street work 57 75 A.Johnson, use of scrapers 6 50 A. Hulbert, feeding tramps 2 10 Geo. Hunter, acting police John Slfert, labor ...................... 725 W, H. Borah, salary ............. 4000 Chas. Dotcher. labor .................... 5 ->5 Ed. Boras, labor ....... . ............... 570 L-Horan. salary ........................ 4000 W. K. Ferguson, sewer pipe ............ 742 Dave Archibald, labor .................. 7 o."> Western Wheel Scraper Co., mdse ... K 40 McDonald & Morrison Mfg. Co., mdse. 4 90 M. Starr, printing- ....................... 37,5 Win. Miller, lighting lamps ........... 1500 Courier, printing ....................... n oo C. A. Tellier, surveying ......... . ...... i 00 Acres, Blackmar&Co ....... ..... ...... 1550 Ayes — Vesper. Ferguson, Hendwrson, Single, Sayers, and Chapin. Noes— none. Carried. Moved and seconded that a crossing be laid on the north side of State street at the junction of Minnesota and State. Carried. It was moved and seconded that Mr. Vesper be a committee to look after the interests of Maple park. Carried. Moved and seconded that Phillips street be opened from State street to diagonal street. Carried. Moved and seconded that the deed of A. D. Clarke to 72 square rods of land for road purposes be accepted by the city, the deed to said land bein'g recorded in book 36 of deeds on page 156 of the records of Kossuth county. Carrii-d. Moved and seconded that the street sprinkler be allowed to use the city water to sprinkle the business streets for the sum of $15 per month. Also tha*, be be allowed to use the city water to sprinkle the residence streets at the rate of $1 per block per month. Carried. Upon motion made, seconded, and carried, the council adjourned. A. HUTCHISON, Clerk. ffARDMAN GOT SOME MONEY. The Wlilttemore Chnmpton Says the Alleged Pension Agent In JLotta Creek Pooled a Few. The Whittemore Champion refers to the swindler reported by THE UPPER DES MOINES last week and intimates that he fooled a few, but gives no names: An alleged pension agent was traversing the country north of here last week. He would get you a raise of pension for $5 .advance fee, or cure rheumatism for $25; in fact be would do anything which he found out a person needed, if they had any money, Several people got caught, as is always •the way. ' _ _ A GOOD SUGGESTION. •Less Supervisors and No Districts Is What the Armstrong Journal Advises, The board of supervisors of Kossuth county have held au extra meetipg this week to receive the report of the settling committee and divide the county into supervisor districts. The people are liable to be sorry they spoke about that dividing business, Reduce the number of supervisors to three, and continue to elect them at large would have beep the wiser course, BUST. t-flBAffl OP ft L MM It dMae Suddenly Last Tbnrsday Afternoon at 2:30 in the fottn of AjWplely. Developments Show a Stfafig* State of Affaire—A Profound Shock This Community. to Palne's Home }s invaded and §85 of Goods Tafcon By Monday about a do?ep tramps camped Yesterday morping Frank Hon. C. it. Lund dropped dead of apoplexy in the shed «t th« rear of his office in Algonn tnst Thursday at 2:30 O'clock. The cirijutnsisihfes attending strongly suggested suicide, but Coroner Morse, who was called as soon as the apoplectic stroke was known, and who arrived before death ensued, Could find no trace of poison, and facts since disclosed sustain the verdict of the coroner's jury. The intense heat, the nervous strain he was undoubtedly under, and a tendency to heart failure, which had caused him serious alarm for some months, easily account for sudden taking off. The facts connected with his financial embarassment are already known. A brief reference only is needed here. Whatever the future will" disclose must await legal investigation. Mr. Lund bas for some time been in severe financial straits, and he waa charged with having forged a note and mortgage for $1,400, by Mr. Peterson, who lives east of Sexton. Mr. Peterson had bought his land of Mr. Russ, through Mr. Lund, giving a mortgage for SI,460. It was this mortgage he wanted to p:iy off and so notified Mr. Russ. Mr. Russ sent the papers to the Kossuth County State bank, but when Mr. Peterson saw them he at once said something was wrong, as that was not his signature and tbe amount was $1,400 instead of $1,450. An examination of his title on tbe abstract books showed that there were two mortgages recorded. He at once went to Mr. Lund, about 3 o'clock Wednesday, for an explanation. Mr. Lund seemed unable to explain, went to his farm at once and remained until the following day at 1 o'clock, when a warrant was sworn out and Sheriff Samson went for him. He was met coming in, stopped to give directions to his men in the field, drove to his office ahead of the sheriff, got out and put the horse in the shed, walked into his office and opened bis .letters, then walked back into the shed. The understanding had been that he would come out of the front door and walk to the court bouse, the sheriff driving along the street. The sheriff, not seeing him come out as quickly as he thought he should got out of his buggy and went to the shed door. Mr. Lund was then grasping the manger rail convulsively, holding himself up. In an instant he fell headlong before the horse. To get him into the open air and to summon the doctor was the work of a few minutes. But life was practically extinct from the first. He lingered probably ten minutes. The death and the attending circumstances created a great sensation. It was known that he was hard pushed for money, but no suspicion of anv crooked transactions had ever been breathed, if indeed it existed. Even after rumors of other fraudulent securities gained credence, however, the feeling everywhere was one of regret, pity, and sympathy. Mr. Lund had asked so little for himself, had aimed at so much in his farm, had been so generous, public spirited, genial and companionable, that no one who had known him had any other feeling than one pf sorrow. The agony so proud spirited a man had suffered in the failure he could not avert, ,the terrible struggle which bad sapped the vitality of so strong a man in the very prime of life, appealed to everybody. Even Mr. Peterson, whose name had been so wrongly used, expressed regret that Mr. Lund could not take up the papers without any public disclosure and waited 24 hours before he proceeded to legal steps. The funeral was held at the home Saturday at 10 o'clock* The hundreds who thronged the beautiful grounds testified by their presence to their esteem for all the good qualities, and they were many, of Mr. Lund. The procession to the cemetery was one of the longest tbe county has ever witnessed and it was a procession of real sadness. Rev. Miller, of the Episcopal church, conducted the funeral services, Dr. Rist and Miss Zoa Wartman singing beautifully and appropriately, The remains were laid to rest by the side of the little daughter, the Masonic lodge conducting the burial. Since hia sudden death and the die* cussion that it has occasioned it has become known •that for some time Mr, Lund has been seriously afflicted with heart failure, so seriously that only two weeks ago he consulted an eminent physician in Chicago. Dr. Tribon re* fused to pass him for life insurance nearly two years ago because his heart was thep affected and advised him to quit the use of all stimulants, Of late ranny manifestations warned Mr, Lund that his end WHS neap, One June 11 he was called to Chicago to beat the death bed of his brother's wife. While stand* ing in his brother's office the news catne that she was dead, and the ex* citeroent caused a partial heart failure. He fell over a chair to the floor and was brought to with difficulty. Op his return to Algona be drove to Sexton, Coming home he bad another attack V$& llJ !X > *W.v**',***. '<»» he ** ^&?*^«« «S#«L« <* nifi l *ae tei- frithih this lift, 0 aft oftsyxHfafid I bad to Emmetebufg to pay ft indtfmen $tOO fttrd faftd alsd paid fall J SS- dnyhefas wrested he bad eaten hearty dinflef, iirtfaS the bbtteft ftsd moat sultry dajr *e hftve bad, h§ beet) under intense stfaiti fof 24 h the shed where he tied his horse close, apoplexy was not only to be ei* bected, but it Would have been & wonde* if it had Hot occurred. Mr, Lund's givefl fiame trua Chris* tian. He was born Aug. 3, 18S0 4 being nearly 4? yeafs of age, He wns the oldest of a family of 12 children, six of whotsi are living, and bis boyhood waa spent within & mile of the ocean in the northernmost part of Denmark. His next brother was Adolph, who Was. born Sept, 25, 1861, and the two boyft grew up together 1 n closer than usual ties of brotherly affection. Their father was and is a professor in the public academy, which is a government position, He is now 72 years of Adolph when only 16 years old catue to America. Christian remained in Dea* mark until 1878, when he was 28 years of age. During those years be was for- a time a seaman, and during those years he was educated as a scientific farmer, being sept two years to Scotland by the Danish government. When he cnme to America it was with the idea of making a farm on the lines along which he had been trained, Adolph was then land commissioner of the C., B. & Q. railway and had control of a big tract of land in Nebraska. When Christian came to Chicago he- assisted him to go to Crete, Neb,, where he learned the language and where he began operations in tbis country. His Nebraska experience was not- very satisfactory and he was soon back in Chicago. At that time Prof. Fredericksen had just bought a big list of lands of the Milwaukee company in Emmet and adjoining counties. He was in need of a man to come out and handle the lands, and Adolph suggested his brother. So it happened that in J881 Mr. Liind opened a land office in Algona. His success as aland agent was marked from the start. No better salesman ever did business in the county. Along- with his transactions for Fredericksen he bought and sold on bis own account, and when the Fredericksen list was closed out, he had a. flourishing business of his own well established. In 1884 he returned to- Chicago and was married to Mis» Sottrop and brought his bride to live in the home now owned by J. F. Lacey. This he soon after enlarged. Not long after he bought the old Billings farm a- mile east of town, and there began his life plan of building an ideal farm. The farm has been a property of bad omen to every owner, since many years ago Jos. Thompson sold it for $40- an acre to Mr. Billings. Mr. Billings failed and left Algona without a dollar. Mr. Shedd succeeded, reported to be worth a million. He died a suicide in his eastern home not long ago in bankruptcy. Mr. Bixby followed, and failed not long ago in Minneapolis in the hardware business. Mr. Lund came fourth. His plans were on a much broader scale than even Mr. Billings- had dreamed of, and Iowa certainly has- not, perhaps no state in tbe union has a finer equipped farm than he has made. Mr. Lund was a republican before the passage of the prohibitory statute, but with Horace Boies and others left- the party. In 1886 he was nominated by the democratic state convention for railway commissioner but was defeated, in the landslide which resulted in the re-election of Spencer Smith and Frank T. Campbell. In 1889 he was nominated by the democrats of the county for the legislature, and in the factional fight which followed was elected. He was nominated again in 1893, but was defeated by a party vote. Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lund, Thekla and Grace. The former, a girl of great beauty and beloved by everybody, died suddenly.of fever a few years agq. This was a great blow, and one from which he never fully recovered, THE UPPER DES MOINES will not dwell upon the dark phase of Mr. Lund's career. It is already evident that he has defrauded many people out of many, thousands of dollars. No good can come to the county nor to the unfortunate victims by recounting the details. His friends will believe that he hoped sometime that all things would come out right. , It is a misfortune to the county that bis farm goes down with-the stigma of failure. That it deserved to go down is not so certain. ' Mr. Lund was pursued by bad'fortune from the outset. He fed cattle during the very worst years for cattle feeders! He turned to horses just as horses became valueless, His hogs died of cholera,, his herd of cows showed a larger per cent, of tuberculous affection than almost any herd in the state. Fire tpok $5,000 at one sweep. In other years anyone pf his ventures might have returned a profit, but one by one each left the deficit larger* while expensive improvements, tiling, barns, and cultivation took thousands of dollars that will never be seen again. Swamps have been drained, fields have been fenced, buildings have been built, groves and orchards have been planted these remain. They spe«k for the am' bi«oq of» man who put his own success seooud to the carrying out It is'in the liglftof "his Jeredity we can best understand him. Ahoy reared by a father, whose whole life has been devoted to tbe ideal j n educs* tion and religion, imbued with IS- praQU Pft l tepdenoiee of mind, but with ft taste or business and practical af* fftirs, mingles the two, Even his short tfte shortcomings of an, -.,-, .• ,ian. The shrewd would have foreseen trouble, and got from under," Only ] in the ——

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