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$® ^li.Jt * .vA. twf* MM UPPER DEH MOINE8! AT/lONA. IOWA. WEDNSSPA*. FEBRUARY 10, 1807. ffeAR. 6V ifrctHAM * 1888 •f SrmB to , oft* **>«• ........................ ^-g? , 81* months ...................... 76 40 S6ftt to Any addf ess at above l-ates. Retalt by draft, inoney ordef , express order , ttfcftostal note &t out risk. « ,Jftt6gotAd»eHlglng8entoii application. Republican city contention. A delegate contention of the republican vot- fers of the city of Algona will be held at court house halt oh Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p. »., tot the purpose of nominating candidates for the various city offices to be fllled at the com- Itog City election. The wards will be entitled to delegates as follows: , . ' Fittt.,7 ............... BIThlrd ................. 4 Second, ......... . ..... 8 Fourth ............... o E. V, BWHWISG, City chairman. CALLS FOtToAUCUSBS. First Ward-AtWhi. KycUm's office, Tuesday, Feb. 10, at *J:ZO, to name delegates to municipal convention, also one candidate for alderman. E. Telller, Com. Thttd Ward-At Normal building. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7:80, to name delegates to the municipal convention, also one candidate for alderman. P. L. Slagle, Com. SENATOtt ClItTBB'S RESPONSE, Senator Chubb writes of his argument before the farmers' institute in the same spirit la which THE UPPER IDES MOINES commented on it. The '^Senator and THE UPPER DBS MOINES '**ilre not ao very far apart when they 'get together and agree upon a deflni- tiltion of terms. They differ as to the effect of "cheap prices, or what is the same thing, the enhanced purchasing, power of money. This was all THE UPPER DBS MOINES sought to comment on in referring to his excellent paper. In his rejoinder he shows again that lie inclines to the belief that the fall in 'prices measured in gold is largely if not wholly detrimental. This question of low prices, of cheap production, of increased purchasing power of money, lies at the root of the whole financial discussion. Who has been benefitted and who has been injured by the enhanced purchasing power of money? It is a question that has no politics in it and is one everybody should seriously consider. Senator Chubb suggests a discussion. We believe the senator and THE UPPER DBS MOINES could discuss on the most amicable terms. How would it be to jointly discuss these three propositions: 1. Has the farm price of farm produce declined appreciably in 25 years? 2. Has the general decline in prices in 26 years been at the expense of the farmer and laborer out of debt? 3. Has the decline in prices injured the debtor? We do not name a 25-year period for the purpose of taking advantage of the prices of any one year, but^.merely to avoid the question of the effect of the war on prices. If each should occupy not to exceed a column on each topic, the argument and reply to be printed side by side, we believe the discussion would be of interest. If the senator is willing THE UPPER DBS MOINES will devote three issues to the matter some time when both are "loaded." KEENE AS EIOHABD III. Those who parted with what the farmer this season calls the equivalent of twenty bushels ol corn to see Keene as Richard III. last Saturday evening have little cause now to regret the exchange. Times are hard and money is scarce, but after all there seems to be one thing that is scarcer even than money and thatlsgenius, To pharaphrase a line of Richard, these are weak, piping times of mediocrity, and •when a great man or woman comes along to lift us for a time out of the daily rut of commonplace things, we should not hesitate to fork out the filthy lucre somewhat cheerfully and thank God for the opportunity. Keene is a groat actor and a tragedian par excellence. His Richard III, is a •wonderful exhibition of the actor's art. There is nothing lacking in his impersona- ,tipn, neither is there ought to criticise in bis conception of the artful and bloody Gloster. The imagination scarce can paint a more monstrous villain; equally difficult would it seem to be to paint another who could come so near perfection in the presentation of such a, character. AS Richard III. Keene seems to have reached the highest point as an actor. In 1 , other words he has, in this particular role, passed the stage where the fact that he is acting is obvious. There is a Wending of bis pwn personality with the character .assumed that keeps the real Richard constantly before the mind and arouses all those feelings of hatred and disgust in, the spectator, that, one imagines, would have £Ued the bosom of a living witness of Richard's awful crimes. Perhaps the most striking feature in Keene's acting lies in his wonderful facial expressions, ma features are a study in His glance, his frown, his bis shrug, his leering look, speak plainer than words and often make accompanying utterances seem superflous. '|BthiB rejspeot it i» almost impossible tp ijgjMje.iyjB hl| superior, It is doubtful if he trtith. It is meant as no disparagement to Mr. Hanford, neither is it intended as ft reflection on the intelligence of the audience to say that at this particular moment a wooden Indian would have been the recipient of no small amount of applause, if he had done no more than have fallen over on Richard and knocked his brains out. The opera house management is to be commended for its efforts in securing this first class attraction, and doubly so for giving us Richard 111. *. T, c. IN THIS flElGHBOBHOOD. Will Bourne threw kerosene on the fire at Burt and theh visited the doctor. The LuVerne News claims credit for suggesting dividing the county into small districts. The Sextonttes came over to Algona last week and had an ice hauling bee for the creamery. The Gazette says A. L. Peterson's insanity is much regretted at Livermore, where he has many friends. Thos. Vallie, living east of Armstrong, was married to Miss Anna Peterson of Emmet county last week. The Blue Earth City Post says our Charley Smith has brought four of the best running horses in Minnesota from St. Louis. Brown, the Sexton barber with the yellow dog, is to move farther away from Wesley. He has Burt or Bancroft in view. The Armstrong Journal says; Mr. Ehlers and Amie Peugnet drove up from Algona Tuesday to see the country and have a sleigh ride. Eimnetsburg Tribune: Geo. Kleigel of Pairfleld and William Sharp of Algona left Tuesday for Union City, Oka. There are many people from Kossuth and Palo Alto counties in that country. Emraetsburg Democrat: A big strapping young man who knocked his father out in the first round was arrested and fined at Algona a few days ago. That young man may yet make his mark in the prize ring. Emmetsburg Tribune: Judge Quar- tan is faring very well in the supreme court. The past week or two that august body in pea Moines has confirmed a few of the judge's ruling on cases appealed from his decision. B. V. Daniels at Burt got his coat caught in a feed grinder. Mr. Daniels was too big to be drawn into the machine and the result was, according to the Monitor, that the machine was ruined. That is a new version of the usual story. Here is a sample of depression on the farm for the Courier. John Seeman's cow at Wesley had twin calves. But owing to the hard times, neither one was complete. They were fastened together at the hips and both died. These are hard times. A Fenton correspondent to the Monitor says Presiding Elder Yetter and Rev. Southwell have been holding a revival in Fenton and have been doing "a wonderful work," Up to Monday night they had received 37 conversions. The thought now is to build a church for they have the people. SENATOB OHUBB RESPONDS. To the Editor: The readers of your comments on my paper on cattle feeding, read at the farmers' institute, might naturally infer that I had injected into that paper the main issue of the late campaign. While I heartily concur with you that that subject is one of much practical importance, I I had not the most remote idea of precipitating a discussion on it. At the outset I stated that we might not all agree as to the cause of the present depressed conditions, nor, yet as to the remedy, but I thought we might all agree that it existed. I then thought to show that raising grain to be sold at present market prices was not a profitable business, and on account of the competition that we have to meet with in countries where labor and money are cheaper than here, that we were not likely to succeed in that line; and to show that that we had been gradually approaching this era of low prices, I read the report of Secretary Morton, giving the farm value, reduced to a gold unit, annually for 30 years of 100 bushels of corn, three tons of hay, and 100 bushels of wheat, three of the great staple crops of this country. These values are approximately the values to the farmer himself of a constant unit of his pro : duction, and as the comparison is with a gold dollar, a fall in this sum may be accepted as indicating a proportionate rise in the purchasing power of gold over agricultural products, I took this table because I know of no authority that ought to be more reliable than one made by a paid official of the government, who made It for the benefit of all the people. This being the price paid on the farm the question of cheap transportation to which you allude could not possibly that even at the present time, there would be a fair profit to the farmer Who fed his grain to almost any kind of stock. I also said that I believed that no country in the world could compete with the Mississippi valley in the production of those feed products that are essential to the production of the best meats, and I saw no indications that we should have any successful competitors in that line for years to. come. This is the substance of what I said and I would not like your readers to think I would take advantage of an opportunity of that kind to Inflict a political speech on them. Mr. Morton's report did not make any comparisons between cattle and money, hor did I say we must change the gold standard before cattle feeding will be what it ought to be. I did say that I believed the present conditions had cottie to stay and that without there was failures of crops we need not look for much Improvement in prices of farm products. In closing your article you say when labor is thrown out of employment, or is poorly paid, then prices are too low. Have you read your State Register, the Chicago papers, in fact almost any paper, and have you not heard the heart-rending cries, give us something to do, that we may earn an honest support for ourselves and those dependent upon us. The people are responding nobly, but not with work. God bless McKinley for his effort to help the distressed. They are not in this country alone. Have you ever thought what is the most prolific breeder of trusts and combinations in this country? Simply an effort to maintain prices that will enable them to run at all. I shall be pleased to discuss these questions with you, not for the purpose of controversy, but with a view of arriving at correct conclusions. C. C. CHUBB. WHAT WE PAY IN TAXES. Kossuth Spends Lots of Money In a Yenr—Tile Teachers Take a Third of It. Kossuth's taxable valuation last year was $6,349,264. The total taxes paid on this were $195,496.26 divided as follows: State tax $14,443,08 Special university tax G34.00 Countytax 18,723.28 Poll 2,107.00 Poor 5,340.82 Road 5,349.81 Bridge 10,040.52 Dog 1,100.00 Soldiers'relief 534.02 County school 5,340.80 Teachers 62,445.24 School house 23,243.53 Contingent 14,015.04 Insane hospital 3,200.80 (City 1,209.32 Corporation < Water 4,220,03 Bonds 120,74 Road 10,065.00 Library 101,74 Board of health 371,40 Cemetery 271,45 THE COUNTY POOR FARM. Leander Barton made a full report of poor farm receipts and expenses at the county board meeting and was re-elected to take charge of It the coming year. The expenditures the last year have been $1,247.33, the receipts $901.97. Fiye inmates have been sent away, two have died, and four are still cared for. The farm property now on hand is as follows: Cash from sales of products y 313.02 Six horses 300.00 Twenty-six cattle 083.00 Two hogs 10,00 One hundred twelve chickens 24.00 Grain and hay 684,00 Farm Implements '... 345.05 Household goods 204.55 S2.655.42 COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDING. B. Klnney allowed $10 out of poor fund. Report of committee to settle with county officers approved. Personal tax of S. E. Grove and tax on lots in Wesley burned over abated for 1895. Taxes of Mrs. Nell Studer and Sarah Studer in Wesley abated. Bonds of E, W. Dreyer, E. W. Palmer, J. O, Hatch, O. A. Potter, Ellas Curtis, C. L. Eager, W. W. Griffith, John F, Smith, Bert Martin, Frank Thola, W. T. Beach, Luther Johnson, H. J. Smith, S. V. Carter, and Geo. B. Ludwig, approved. County treasurer ordered to redeem 18 acres in 20-99, 29, from tax sale. Reports of G. M, Parsons and E, H. Clarke placed on file and approved. Members of the board allowed pay as follows: Hollenbach $9.45; Burton $11,48; Smith $8.12; Welsbrod $10.28; Barton $5,68. ?'.",N9>Wgljer tribute c^ld haye been be- 6B ^at whicb un- by the Audience atj opera, hpuse S&turday eyenjnf. applause during the first i vyWPb ffi' ttjp unthinking might have pf apply, if indeed, cheap transportation ever reduces the price of a commodity in the hands of the producer. In fact cheap transportation is enabling the farmers of Kansas to sell their corn at a price nearly double what it can be sold for here, Cheap transportation undoubtedly lowers the cost to the con<- sumer, and should be taken into consideration when figuring prices in the markets of the world. I know of no reason why the secretary's table of prices should not be considered free from prejudice, as he undoubtedly belongs to the class who believe all fall in prices can be accounted for by decreased cost of production. I do pot think any person acquainted with Geo. E. Roberts would for a moment question the accuracy of his eB. Bis book was undoubtedly a. effective campaign document. but W reljabe prices, aj It local in at pnjy the priee secretary's ' A VETERAN AOTBESB. Mrs, 8, A. Baker, WJ»o PJnys AVltU Keene, Has Celebrated Her 00tl» Tear on the Stage, The old lady who acted as Richard's mother Saturday evening has been on the stage 60 years, Everybody who saw her-will be interested in the following item in the Dramatic Mirror: At the Walnut Street Theatre, Cincinnati, on New Year's eve, after a performance of Richard III. by Thomas W, Keene and his company, the curtain was raised to disclose Mrs. S. A. Baker seated upon a holly-canopied throne, surrounded by her fellow players, It was the 60th anniversary of Mrs, Baker's first appearance on the stage, her debut having been made Dec. 31, 1886, at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, when she came forward as Virginia to the Vir> ^inius^of George A.^Parson. The stage, ..^ mi ^ * ', was transfoi'med , .- ^lr. Keene made a beautiful and impressive speech, strewing flowers before the veteran actress, who has been a member of his com' pany for 15 years, and presenting to her a silver berry service sent by Joseph Jefferson, a pair of onyx and gold bracelets from the company, and a silver toilet set; given by Katherjne Rober. Chftrles B, Hanford read congratulatory letters or telegrams from all the leading actors and actresses on the stage. The winter of 1854 and 1855 will be remembered by the old settlers as being quite open and toild until March, which proved to be cold and backward for a spring month. April came in warm and dry with low water in the streams, making it an excellent time for an exploring trip up the river and through to Mankato, as had been talked about, more or less, during th'e winter, A large part of the maps we had at that time were mere blanks, having been made before the returns of the surveys were in, and the one we had of Iowa did not even show the east fork of the Des Moines river, while the west fork seemed to have its source in the central part of Emmet county. It did show, however, A hilly or mountainous range lying east and west along the divide near the northern boundary of the state, with "Pine Lands" marked on in several places, covering a large part of Emmet, Bancroft and a part of Winnebago counties) with about as much more adjoining in Minnesota. As we had not been more than 10 or 12 miles up the river we were not prepared to deny or confirm the showing of the map. As far as we could see to the north there was no marked change in the level heavy drift formation, and no indications of timber whatever. The water in the river did not bave the appearance of coining from a high hilly section of country, but was more like water from a low level region, all of which led us to think, as we had no evidence from surveys, that this part of the map was merely put on for a fanciful showing. And so the picture of mountains and pine lands with their streams and lakes of clear cold water which did so much to bring us to the county in November, 1854, seemed to be vanishing away and likely to end up with only a possible tamarack swamp. This could be determined in no better way than by tramping it out. As my old-time friend A. L. Seeley and myself had finished and moved into the claim cabin on Section 24, now in Union township, we thought it imprudent for both of us to be away at the same time, so I went over to our only neighbor, Dick Parrot, across the river to find out if he would go with me, and if so, make arrangements for the trip. On looking the matter over carefully he decided it would not be best for him to leave his place without some one in charge, and, as there was no .one he could get he would be obliged to give it up. There being no one else available in the upper settlement there seemed to be no other way than to abandon the trip or start out and make it all alone. Having an Oregon pony that had been living in the woods since coming to the county, and well fitted to pick its living on the way, made it an easy matter to settle the transportation question. Only a good dog for watching nights was now lacking, as my dog had been killed in an elk chase a few months before. Seeley thought we could borrow one from Billy Hill, given to him by his friend Henry Lott and said to have been with Lott at Bloody Bun at the time of the massacre of the Indian family in 1854. Certainly a dog with such an experience would be very desirable, and when Seeley returned with him, not only loaned but given to us, we thought him to be quite an addition to our outfit. One day was taken In preparing for the start, and then on a bright clear morning I was off. Going direct to the forks of the river above, and after crossing the main stream to a high tract of land perhaps a mile or more away, I commenced making a new map and taking notes. After outlining- the course of the stream, now known as Buffalo Fork, for several miles, judging from the line of timber and scattering trees along its banks, and then the main branch from the west, as far as it could be traced, I went on up the river keeping back on the higher lands. After crossing Mud creek, which soon found its place on the new map, everything seemed to be working nicely for some two or three miles beyond, and when engaged in entering notes in the description book, the pony became startled it attracted but little attention on my part, as these starts had been of frequent occurrence on seeing water-fowl or deer. But when the pony jumped again, nearly throwing me off, I took a quick view from the right around to the river. Then following it down to a point nearly back of the pony as it was standing, without seeing any elk or buffalo as was expected, my eye fell upon some 25 or more Indians coming on the full run, My surprise pan hardly be imagined, and when their' terrifying yells were first heard I knew for the first time what it was to be really scared, A painful sensation of scalp raising was instantly followed by a feeling of great weakness. Their yells were growing louder each .time. The condition of the pony prevented my escape by riding away, so that they must be met, For a moment I wa.s greatly vexed for being so foolish as to come alone and be plundered and stripped, perhaps, by these thieving fellows, as the trappers had been on the Buffalo Fork only the once they began taking an inventory of their capture. Several were engaged in looking over the good qualities of the pony* especially as to its age, while others were examining my clothing, when one of them for the first time touched me by putting his hand on my thigh. It was brushed off without ceremony and in a way to prevent If possible any further liberty of the kind. Now they all became quiet, seemingly waiting for some one to begin operations in securing their plunder. A few minutes passed by without a word or movement, which made It rather embarrasing. At this time I turned to the apparent leader standing near by and told him "We had better smoke." With a grunt of acceptance he filled his large stone pipe with kinni-kinnick, (inner bark of red willow) lighted it with spunk, flint and steel, took a couple of puffs, handed it to me, when a puff or two was taken, not unpleasant to the taste, and then offered to a large stout fellow at my left, who was not paying proper attention to the ceremony. In calling his attention I happened to strike him with the pipe on nis bare breast much harder than was intended, bringing out a loud thud, easily heard by all the party, causing much laughter at his expense. If he had been knocked down the pleasure would bave been that much greater, It was plainly to be seen the pipe, in passing around, which had to be refilled, would prevent any trouble at this time. I now asked them how many there were in camp on the river. The leader at once replied: "Sioux-o-ta," (many Sioux) at the same time looking up the river and then north, each time repeating his reply. Seeing he was trying to have me think the country was full of Sioux I told him there were Wa-se-cha-o-ta (many whites) coming up the river, and tried to impress on his mind that there were fully as many of them as he had pictured Sioux in his imagination, At this he wanted to know where I was going. I told him up the river, and then to Mankato. I now showed him the map I was making of the river and asked him to help fill it out, by marking its course on a bare spot of ground near by, while 1 would fill it in on the map. Feeling secure in getting off I took a weed and gave him a lesson in drawing on the ground and found him to be an apt scholar. Several of the brightest ones became very much interested in the map making, frequently suggesting changes in the work. The east fork was mapped out to its head with a showing of Turtle's Lake, while the west branch was extended into Minnesota. Mud Lakes were shown on the new map, also the Center and East Chain. The Blue Earth river was drawn from its source to the Minnesota, all of which proved to be quite correct. They now told me there were no waterfalls in any of the streams, nor any large groves of timber away from the Blue Earth river; also that there was no timber between us and the Blue Earth nor any mountains, thereby blighting the last ray of my fondest hopes in this respect. Haying gotten all the information needed I thanked them for their help and started on my way. When a short distance away and looking about for the missing dog he was seen quietly sitting down near the Indians, and it took quite an effort on the part of one of them to make him follow, while the others stood looking on much amused that the dog wanted to stay with them. After leaving them the question came up whether it would not be best to turn and go back home. If there had been any assurance as to the accuracy of the map as made up and of what they had told me, it is quite likely this would have been the outcome of my trip. But as I had started out to see the country for myself, the only way was to go on and do so. Before reaching Armstrong's grove I began to have considerable faith in my Indian map makers. And when, a short distance farther on, the course of the river as shown by the trees along Its banks, as far as the lake, seemed to agree with the map, all doubts as to their good faith in what they had done or said respecting the river, 'were removed, It being near sunset I went to a grove on the river and looked up a. camping place, well knowing there must be no fire nor .sleep during the night under such circumstances. Dry grass was out for the pony, which was tied near by where I was to be seated, wrapped in a heavy rubber and two Mackinae blankets for the night watch. The clear warm night made it an excellent time for reviewing the events of the day as well as for studying the stars, all of which shortened the hours until the break of day. Fortunately catighi the light **Kffi the cylinder breveffi' ing it out, at the Baal Vb-t H *fi«O Aui i * WUiQ being refused he excitedly 'called "Ho-ftepp-shak-o-fjee" (kill si*), the same time caught the handle oh navy revolver, while 1_ with mv hand instantly —'«*-* "-* •"-* • * ing cover oter him from drawing time giving him a violent push my right, breaking his hold from to* handle; and following tip fortutiaM* threw him over backwabds. } n ; moment a cocked revolver was betes held on him and when I think howh<3» It came "going off," and what th» consequences might have been I *£ thankful for that second thought prevented it. Several minutes re spent, however, in loud talking to hita' in not the best of spirits and in words that might be considered somewhat! profane. Not knowing just what 1 should next, I told him to get up, pick un his gun, turn his face to the wind, walk toward the grove at the lake ttu n not look back at the risk of being shot In. this way we traveled some two I miles,, and during the time he was frequently commanded to be Very careful as to his conduct. On reaching small ravine leading to Iowa lake h started off on a brisk run, following it down until he disappeared around a bend, much to my relief. The storm had passed over while we ' were on the march and whenlowaLab was reached, for a atop to lunch, the I snow was all gone and the sun wa shining bright and warm again. W. H. INGHAM. [Mr. Ingham's paper will be continued in our next issue.] DEATH OF J. VOLNEY SWETTINQ, E. V. SwettlnR's Father Passes Away at a Ripe Old Age-A Pioneer In Berlin, YVls, The Berlin, Wis., Evening Journal pays a deserved tribute to the memory of J. Volney Swetting. Mr. Swotting was a frequent visitor in Algona: John Volney Swetting was born at Westmoreland, N. Y,, Dec. 4, 1817, upon a farm; he died Jan. 26, 1897, at Berlin, Wis. His early education was obtained is a country school, the instructors of which boarded around and imparted knowledge with long slender birches in addition to the more modern methods. He later attended the Clinton Liberal institute, which at that time ranked as one of the leading educational institutions of the state of New York. Among his college acquaintances were numbered Boscoe Conkling, Horatio Seymour and many other's .who have become known internationally in the past half century. After obtaining hlfl diploma as L. L. D. he followed his profession in his native state .a short time; but the fascination 'of: the great west, then much talked about and little known in the east, caused him to follow the advice given by one of New York City^s famous journalists, to young men and in 1848 he went by way of the Erie canal and the great lakes to Green Bay and from this place he walked to Strong's Landing, which, to his imagination, was a place that in the near future would develop into one of the famous trade centers of Wisconsin, with the broad and fertile prairies on the east bank and the Indian lands on the west bank of the Fox river of the north. He opened a law office at Marquette in- 1849, after a few months going to Dartford and in the early part of 1851 locating at Berlin, forming a partnership with E. Wheeler for the practice of law. July 10, 1851, he was married at Jacksonville, 111., to 'Maria Louise Broadwell, whom he survived a year. He has been identified with all of the early history of Green Lake county. taking a leading part in all movements to develop the country. He had the good will and confidence of his neighbors and friends to an unusual degree; was always considerate of others, and delighted in making them happy; in adding a ray of sunshine to those in trouble and distress. A friend of over 45 years' standing says of him, "reliable and sympathetic; honesty to the last degree was a strong characteristic of his nature." • He held the office of municipal judge many years, was a court commissioner for over a quarter of a century, was a clerk of the circuit court for about ten years, being elected four times, and appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Scott Rogers, His figure has been familiar upon the streets of Berlin for nearly half a century and the people of two generations have tf-t a r r ?»^ to honor . respect and love v . 01 ' Swetting as he was familiarly He was singularly free' from . called, sickness, since childhood never having been confined to his bed until his last illness, which dated from Nov. 1, 1896, His patience and cheerfulness during , — — —,,• - -. »v,m» uv *j i his weary confinement were marked the camp was not disturbed during the his only concern seemingly behfg the night, and as the Indians •—"•« m._i.. l*-x...i,i« __j , «*iw B ijr uoiu H vun h« st to best to the were likely trouble and care he was causing-others, I thought He leaves four children, Ernest V, of from the I Algona, Iowa, Luther F. of Berlin, Je 4ner me Judgre. e Buffalo Center Tribune is Judge Quartan: J? the Judge is right the laws o| the }a,nd ar wroqgr Md when the «Mew arpuRd tbis spring ypu migfet as Jilt« flpck of pw& yaw fora, with yeur "wjjfl a" fall before, or possibly fare even worse, Then the thought of retui-ning with a report of this kind was too much, and rather than have it occur, I would meet them and fight it out, leaving an unwritten record if need be on the prairie to be found out later as best it might. Their yells told me that they were near by and there was no time, now, to be lost. Fortunately my courage and strength had returned and the spare was off just in time, Preparations were at once made to present as warljke an appearance as possible bv bringing around in front a navy re- belt, and turning the handle caps back so as to bring them into plain sighj and easy to grasp if needed. Then cooking my double barreled gup placing it across the saddle in front, seemed to put everything of this kind in reMJnessfov their reception, Only courage and a cool head were still "»«; * t( ? w»ke it possible to escape without harm, They were now b?,and MOO gave their \M a.$ my back ft pd then then across to the Blue Earth river following it down to Mankato, Sun-1 rise found me well on the way. When about four miles from Iowa lake one of, the well known spring snow squalls £"« SP? J^A* 6 ** wit1 ?. large! j. .of Berlin, .gre- , ar w damp flakes, making it very dlsa- ab e tracking against the wind. After tl » oapdrawn, ANOTHER SPLENDID SHQTOG, The Big senecw Creamery jj aB Done a Booming Business During 1800«85,000 Received, Secretary M. Jen son of the and while thinking of the occurrences Co '°P er aMve creamery sends of the day before followed by a sleep- following report for 1898: less night and all in all not in the best Milk received mood of mind the pony came suddenl Seneca us the knew what to expect and quickly brought the revolver around in front, as well as the hunting knife, for « creamery , financial end stands the i 311,658 business. stood S3 «iPS?%l ;iWpJl!^ .„ resembling shuffling along on my track. I ouuuu still until it came up close to the pony, when it rose up and proved to be an .Indian. / -..>-*.« me I said, Ql ... . , i follows: Received for butter shipped., . «33 288 23 »^ear|g««^^^^^ | |^ .1. T -^ _, I gunning expenses 408888'* Balance on hand .".. i I.!.' ipp§ . ... ..--.- ,--,_ ,„ .,„ WH| ,,J he average price for milk lor , AS he came around In front of ^ wa8 65 cente a hundred pounds Rn< "'" ^" 'returning no Tl Ipwa ir vv * wuu o t| ' |1 " e( * "v wapH * * **tnif j-vwi* ua.pjj;at wm try*** S-^SwSllwfs^s^^ai Then whiskey. nZd J. »„* iS?l M T A e Capital is a large etehtoage sfe

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