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-BPBBft P«8. MOJNJJJ& AMOKA, IOWA, W^DKBSDAl, MAKOH IT, 1891 I»aMAM A 'WARREN, to Subscribers: «. il.50 15 .^ months 40 B*flt w Uny Address ft t above rates. B«mlt by draft, money order, express orae?, oWM note at our risk. AtflSofSdrertlMnggenton application. *AXA*IO3S AND SALARIES. A Week ago the county officials accepted an invitation to meet with the Grangers abd discuss official salaries. ' In this week's Courier someone signing himself "Granger" reviews the discussion, making a great many allusions and insinuations, which if he was present he failed to make while the officials were in position to reply. THE TJppfiR DBS MOINES will not review bis statements, nor engage in debating whether salaries are loo high or not. It will simply correct one misquotation and then offer a few suggestions that are worthy of consideration by tax payers. "Granger" attributes to Supt. Heed the statement that the dignity of an officer is worth something to the county. The remark was made in a joking way by C. D. Pettibone, who said correctly enough that strangers coming to a county get something of an impression of the people from the appearance of the county officials. -*--(-•*Following are the full salaries in Kossuth county for 1806, including clerk hire, and opposite each salary is put the amount in fees turned into the 'county treasury from the office: Salary. Fees Paid In. Treasurer 82,100 g 40000 Olerk. 1,400 Auditor 1,800 Recorder .... 2000 Superintendent. ; 1,200 Sheriff 400 Attorney. 500 Supervisors, about... 000 1,00240 40000 3,273 00 03700 Total ..'....810,050 84,77251 The total taxable valuation of the county is $5,300,000, consequently the total levy to cover official salaries is less than two mills out of the 24 to 63 mills raised in the various townships. Counting out that part of tbe salaries covered by the fees of the office, tho levy to pay official salaries is about one mill. The taxpayer in the county actually pays a shade less than one mill tax toward official salaries. This shows that whatever the merits of the discussion about reduction it is a 'good deal of a tempest in a teapol. The reduction which "Granger" suggests, even if advisable, would not amount to one-half of a mill, and would be absolutely unfelt by any farmer. -f- H- -f- How much easier it is to be led off into empty declamation about alleged grievances than to look up the facts and seriously discuss them is shown by the Courier's comment on this matter. The Courier says: "The fact is lost sight of that the people are already overburdened with taxation." This statement about the overburden of taxation is so common that we almost believe it because we hear it so much. Now what is the "fact that is lost sight of?" It is that taxes are very reasonable on land, as a few illustrations will show. THE UPPER DBS MOINES does not desire to be personal, and hopes that il is not in selecting a few concrete illustrations. Here are the taxes actually paid on a few pieces of land that are well known: On the Lund quarter that has the buildings the total tax last year was $51.87, The northwest of Sec. 3 in Riverdale, belonging to J. W, Hinchon, was taxed $28.13. The northeast quarter of the Chubb , farm in Cresco was taxed $32.72. The northeast quarter of Mr, Angus' ' farm in Burt was taxed at $25.67. An eighty in section 81 northeast of- tbe Milwaukee depot belonging to Harvey Ingbam was taxed $20.72. These taxes include road taxes. They are on a fair average of the best lands in the county. There is not a quarter section named that is not worth $5,000 and upwards, which would make the , total tax one per cent, or Jess—on Mr. Angus' land less than a half of one per >' cent, UPPER DBS MOINES refers to Angus of Burt in particular bei in hi? remarks in the Grange he conveysd tbe idea that taxes bad steadily piled yp without any • returns, Take bis auar- referred to, the northeast of Burt. In J884, tbe year i Mr. Angus bought the land, iooit were $26.69 as against Now in the 1% years we i tbat.tb'e roads, bpfdges, " yalug aj tbe Jajid |» interning years on dislikes taxes as much as anybody, but it is perfectly confident that if it should publish its assessment, it would not be the object of much public sympathy, tt is not going into the details of Mr. Hinchon's burden, nor of its own, nor of others. But it suggests now that it would be an excellent evidence of good faith on the part of anybody who tells about over taxation, and especially of anybody who is preparing to make a political issue for the fall campaign out of a general calamity cry about taxes, that be append to his opening contribution a list of his property and of the taxes he himself pays. Sound con' elusions are never reached unless the facts are known. A generous confession is good for the soul, -s- -*- -5- The truth is the burden of taxation is due almost wholly to local township management—to school district .management. Take the townships of Burt and Greenwood. The northwest quarter of Sec. 2 in Burt and the southwest of 35 in Greenwood lie side by side without a road between them. Last year's lax on the Burt quarter was $28.22 and of the Greenwood quarter $44.01. Take the townships of Hebron and Harrison. Hebron has a 24 mill levy and the northeast quarter of Sec. 7 is taxed $15.20. The average for the township is not above $18 to the quarter section. Harrison township has n 44 mill levy, and the northeast quarter of Sec. 26 is laxed $44, probably a fair average for the township. One quarter in Prairie township, falling in the Corwith independent district, is taxed $64.70, all on account of the very high school levy. In townships like Burt, where "Granger" dates his communication, no land owner or< farmer has any reasonable complaint. That this Is equally true of some of the other townships, may be questioned. But how is an exorbitant school levy to be corrected by cutting off a quarter of a mill on official salaries? What sense of proportion does a man have who seeing taxes varying all the way from 24 mills in one township to 6H mills in another devote his energy to a reform in the name of the taxpayer, which will at best affect only a quarter of a mill saving, if in fact it really is a reform? -*--*--}THE UPPER DES MOINES for various reasons will not discuss the salary question. "Granger" says $800 is enough for county officials. Some years ago Geo. E. Marble of Burt held the county clerk's office at that salary, we believe, and resigned before his term was out. He is a man of good judgment and not inclined to put an exorbitant value on his services. The legislature, taking population for a basis, has adopted a schedule which in effect Increases the salary already paid the clerk in Kossuth. This shows how people differ in their judgment as to the value of services. But whatever the conclusion it is comparatively unimportant in its effect on the taxpayer. That is the real point. The waste and leakage that is burdening the taxpayer is right at homo under his own nose, in his own district meetings, on his own roads. can be reached tot the adoption of bimetallism," says tbe Marshalltown Thnes- Repnblican. One of the best descriptions of life among the Indians in Tama county was contributed to the Capital last week by A. D. Bicknell of Hnmboldt He has recently paid a visit to the reservation. Jas. N. Miller writes from Des Moines to the Sac Sun: The dean of the upper house is Senator Funk of Dickinson county —Abe Punk, as his newspaper brethren like to call him. He is in his twelfth year, and a man who can go 'through tbat length of service without even any charges of improper conduct against him cannot be otherwise than a good man. He is not a strong debater, but is the best posted member, and when he does talk be knows what he is saying. About tbe year 1899 be would make an excellent candidate for governor, and when elected would give the state a clean and judicious administration. More than any other man in the state he has earned his place, and it ougbt to be given to him. ONE Frank J. Stillman has a signed article in the Saturday Chicago Times- Herald which, by inference at least, purports to be the result of an interview with Phil. Hanna regarding the duties of consuls to foreign countries, and particularly as to what he would do if he were in the place of Lee in Cuba. It all makes interesting reading, but the fact is that the entire article is garbled from an interview which THE UPPER DES MOINES had with Phil. Hanna, puplished two weeks ago. The article is given a spicy introduction and follows with whole paragraphs taken bodily and others slightly changed as to wording. It evinces an air of originality which is refreshing in view of the fact that it is the cleanest literary steal we haye seen in many a day. We don't know who Prank J, Stillman is, and we care less; but we can assure him that his reputation as a writer will not be improved by such performances as this. a im- JUST 30 YEABS AGO. Here is the prediction of a correspondent whosigned himself " Algona:" Thirty-three years from today the population of the United States will be 100,000,000. That of Iowa, which is one of the largest and healthiest and by far most fertile slates in the union, will be 5,000,000. What is nowKossulh counly will contain 60,000 souls." There are still three years for these prophecies to come good. "Algona" said: "I am willing to risk my judg ment and reputation on their accuracy." •*-•*••*Kinzey Carlon announces that he has plenty of seed corn. His corn was one of the big things 30 years ago. -T- -T- H- March 12 saw a severe storm. In Algona it was 24 below, in Cresco 28, and in Irvington 32. -t- -f- -f- Notice is hereby given that a meeting will be held at the court house March 23 for the purpose of organizing a county.agricultural sociely. Signed: Marcus Bobbins, J. G. Smilh, Lewis H. Smilh, Ambrose A. Call^C: ~Cr Ch ubb, Orange Minkler, E. N. Weaver, L. K. Garfleld, G. Carnal], Asa C. Call. -*- -*-•*The Baplist festival came on Iho coldest day of the year, but brought in $98.45. Not a bad return for these modern times. -7- -*--*Father Taylor calls a meeting of the trustees of the Northwestern College of Iowa to arrange, among other things, to oppn a branch or so of the school and to provide revenues therefor. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Palo Alto county fair comes the first week in September. LuVerne held a meeting Salurday lo see aboul a co-operative creamery. Milt Allen, a well known lawyer over west, is indicted for embezzlement. NEWS AND COMMENT. Miss Nellie Young, who shows her father's, talent as a writer, tells about her recent trip to the City of Mexico Jn a very entertaining column in the Capital. South Dakota has adopted the Iowa railway law. The commissioners were in Des Moines last week to see how it works. J. JSUen Foster's husband and Gib, Pray we running a hot rape for tbe New Mexico governorship, jf ft were j. Ellen herself we should say let the beet ma,n win, •r» 3, Fred Mey§rs says tbat Jf the mm- u,fapture b'UUe passed "not a g&Ups of Whiskey will be manufactured }n. Jgwa," • , """• The Pity .JQurnj&l and Sfete tt»t thejre fire tW «W m beards fif trustee, J°Wfr ?b,ey m rtg«, Emmetsburg Reporter: The Algona waterworks made a good showing for the past year. B. F. Wright of Charles City ran for school director and got a tie vote. He will draw culs for it. The West Bend Journal says Geo. E. Boyle must have a "lead pipe cinch" on the mayoralty in'Whittemore. Up at Graetlinger the candidates for school director had a tie vote. They will pull straws as by law provided. Mrs. J. E. McMullen over at Wesley has just received a handsome piano. J. E. will write his editorials to music now. The trial pf Lew Kellihan was set for yesterday at Fairmont. The Sentinel says it will be a hard job to get a jury. Geo, Coffen of Burt has sold his cattle and tells the Monitor they paid him well. Put this on to the credit of 1896. Palo Alto got a county doctor after all, He finishes out the present year for $280. Kossuth will try its luck next month, Erametsburg Reporter: J. R, Jones of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor Monday. He was looking after some matters in court. Tbe Germania Standard refers to Rev. Southwell's poem and says in a complimentary way: Mr. Southwell is capable of anything, Jas. Espeset was elected school director at Estherville in a lively contest. The Algona musicians and many other friends will congratulate him. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Algona city waterworks plant was operated during 1896 at a net profit of $623.83; Tbe Erometsburg plant has not paid expenses, The Erametsburg Tribune says -Prof. Dorcas'visit to Algona last week was to advise in the matter of changing our high school course of study, It needs changing. Frank Potter, who went over to Whittemore a year ago to run tbe co-operative elevator, has been, reelected manager. The farmers have done well the past year. M»son City has held a mm meeting attended by pver 500 eitilens to protest against saloons and to endorse the of the legislature who are the bowery bill. Qhartes Pity JijteJU cej 1 .: Tbe ele'w pnirtioji f rpm tbe standpoint, which a $4.000 tax for school house purposes. There is something the matter with Webster city, too. The WhiJtetnore Champion quotes Chas. W. Rist on the future of Hobart. Charley has a hotel and livery at the new city and says: Hobart will have new town hall and various other provemehts and will soon be as large as Algona. Here was quick work: A divorce was granted a certain Hamilton county woman by the judge one evening: this week. The next morning while Deputy Clerk McAdow was copying the decree Clerk WSer issued a license for her to wed another man. Estherville Democrat: Algona, Bancroft and Ledyard all elected democratic mayors at their city election last week. Algona gave her mayor a democratic majority of 2oO. These towns have heretofore been considered as republican strongholds. Livermore Gazette: Milo Smith has sold his place north of town to his son- in-law, Mr. Laird, of Algona and has gone back to Missouri Mrs. Stella Sanderson returned from Algona last Thursday, where she has been for Ihe past two weeks visiting Mrs. C. O. Simpson. The latter returned with her. Eagle Grove Gazelle: Rev. J. W. Innes, Presbylerion minisler of Algona, and Rev. J. W. Soulhwell, Melhodisl minister of this city, exchanged pulpits Sunday. Rev. Innes, who is a brother of James and George Innes of Ibis city, is an able speaker and his sermons gave universal satisfaction to large audiences. The Armstrong Journal says, anent the Algona cooking club: Nearly a hundred editors (and they never lie) will be willing to testify, and swear, if necessary, thai Ihe young ladies of Algona con prepare and serve as digeslible and lempling a meal as il ever was their pleasure to partake of. Forl Dodge Posl: Whenever Ihe Ihrifty voters of Webster Cily and Algona get lired of silling on dry goods boxes, whillling shingles and chewing Bailie Ax, Ihey are cordially inviled lo come to Fort Dodge and enjoy the benefits of our free public library and reading room. If there is any one tax that Fort Dodge people are heartily glad they voled it is the library tax. Fort Dodge wouldn't trade its library for four times what it cost. Come and be enlightened, thou benighted ones! OITT SCHOOL NOTES. Mr. Cowles visited some of the lower rooms on Thursday last. A number of our pupils haye been sick with grip recently. At the last monthly leachers' meeting Mrs. Horlon presenled Ihe subject of writlen examinalions, their use and abuse, and Miss Stephens gave a paper on Science work. Interesting discussions followed. Prof. Dorcas, the accredited representative of the stale university, who is constanlly visiling the high schools of the stale, spent a day recently in the Algona high school. After witnessing a large number of the recitations, ho expressed himself as highly pleased with the work of the high school and only suggested that the course of study should be readjusted— in which idea we heartily concur. The lolal enrollmenl in all Ihe schools lo dale is 634, and in the high school just 100. This is an unusually large high school enrollment for the number in other departments. At our next teachers' meeting Miss Jones will present some topics on drawing and Miss Putsch will discuss language in the lower grades. Supt. Reed visited Ihe schools on Monday of this week. The boys in the zoology class recently borrowed some lobsters, eels, etc., from the butcher shops. These with other specimens help to add interest to the work. The chemistry class have this week been enjoying experiments in oxygen, nitric oxide, carbonic acid, etc. The number in the class has reached 18 as against eight lasl year. Through Ihe liberality of the school board and the insistence of the superintendent and teachers, the following important improvements have been made in the schools during tho past year, besides many minor improvements too numerous to enumerate: The binding and placing in permanent form all the permanent records of the schools; tbe cleaning and caloimining of the walls of all school rooms; the sanitary improving of the vaults and closets by making fire proof vaults, etc., the erection of a new school building, and the employment of three additional teachers, relieving the crowded condition of many of the rooms, The most urgent improvements still remaining to be made in the schools are the readjustment and extension of the course of study and tbe selection aqd purchase of a miscellaneous library and books of reference. We cordially invite the new mem' bers of the school board, as well as the former members, and all our patrons to visit us and see the work of the school, MBS, BQBEBT SKIMJim. She Died Jj»Bt Week at Her Home in Klverdale, The funeral of Mrs. Robert Skilling wae held at her late home in Biverdale last 1 ' Friday, Rev. Butler officiating. Her death was the result of a cancer. Peceased was about 60 years of age. She, came to Algona about J871 from the east. She had for some years been In 1854 a man by gard of Dubuque the [D. A. Haggard's and steering southwest, i a father] had taken a contract to subdivide eight townships in Emmet, and the northern part of Kossuth counties. He made preparation for the work, with camping oitfit, team, tent, etc., and somewhat late in the fall he went upon the ground he was to survey. The fall rains had filled the sloughs, so that the work was difficult and confusing. For some days he worked and figured among the sloughs and ponds to get a start. In the meantime a large party of Indians came down from Minnesota*and camped in the vicinity, and parties of them were daily visitors at his camp. They begged provisions and Vere a general annoyance, until between the sloughs, mosquitoes and the Indians, be became utterly disgusted with his contract, and finally left, and returning to Dubuque told the surveyor general bo desired to surrender the contract. Before the surrender of the contract was finally determined Mr. Wm. J. Neely, inspector of United States surveys, who the summer before had visited Mr. Berry's camp while I was at work for him, advised him to hire me to go up and do the work for him. But he feared it might not be done right and he would have trouble. Mr. Neely, however, gave him such assurance as led him to determine to do so. Accordingly Mr. Neely wrote me inquiring if I would do the work for Mr. Haggard, provided he would send his outfit lo Fort Dodge with three or four hands, leaving me to fill up the force. I answered agreeing to do so. In compliance with this understanding, about the 1st of May, 1855, the team and camping outfit wilh three hands arrived at Fort Dodge. Mr. Lewis H. Smith, now an honored citizen of Algona, who had jusl come lo Fort Dodge, and a younger brother of mine, R. E. Carpenter, also a recent arrival, were hired to make up the party. We moved upon the ground and began the work. We, of course, had the usual experiences of frontier surveyors. The country was a wet and sloughy region. It seems to me now, as I have ridden over the country since its improvement, that there has been a great change in its entire physical structure. The sloughs are not half so large and there are not as many of them. One of the annoyances of the surveyor, as it was a sore annoyance in every frontier home, were the mosquitoes. We would generally work until nearly dark and then find our way around the sloughs and through them to our camp. You can neither imagine, nor can I describe, the torment of the mosquito. The air would be literally thick with them. If we talked they would get into our mouths; they would fly into our eyes and ears; would cover our faces and hands, and not an inch of our bodies, unprotected by clothing, would escape them. In going to and from camp one of the chainmen would carry the chain and the other the pins, the mound builder would lead the pony, upon which was strapped the stakes, our lunch basket, a spade, and any clothing we did nol need for the time being, so each of these people had one hand with which to fight mosquitoes. But the surveyor carried his compass on one arm and his Jacob-staff on his shoulder, held in place by the other hand, so he had no hand to fight these little torments and had to resolve to let them bite, and march on. At night we would close the tent air tight to prevent being annoyed by them all night. Well, things went on without much change until one day we were at work in the vicinity of the point now known as Armstrong's grove, in the northern part of Kossuth county, when, it seemed instantaneously, the atmosphere became thick with smoke. The prairie, which had not been burned the fall before, all seemed to be on fire. The smoke absolutely prevented running a line more than a few steps at a time. In the midst of this an Indian came up to me and began to "pow-wow," and motion with his hands and fingers, I suppose to give me the idea of the number and location of the Indians. While he was going through with .his gesliculations, Smith, now Judge Smith of Algona, came up leading the pony, upon which were strapped the stakes, our coats, dinner pail, etc. .The instant the pony caught sight of the Indian he reared back, jerked the strap from Smith's hand, and disappeared in the smoke. We found him the next day, however, and recovered our goods. The Indian, after vain efforts to talk with us, wrapped his blanket around his gun and strode away. It was now quite late in the afternoon and we started for camp. We knew that our cook and camp-keeper would move during the day, with the purpose of pitching the tent near the tion of the west fork of '•• „ a long procession of Indians squaws were leading ponies to' whi^ were attached tents, tent-nolps, * poose and all the paraphernalia n* pa " Indian camp They passed about hSi a mile west of us. When opposite camp some 30 or 40 of the Indian turned off and came up to our They gathered around the j.ney gainerea around the tent of them went inside, and others , £ « f-n i f- «i •« /I n *. —.. . u _ifj * _ . * ° I our taen tent, into it and around it from the They asked for food. I Soti them that we had to stay three n- moons, and had only enough to and that we could not get morn than Mankato, Minn., or Fort Then they asked for' tobacco' had a pretty good supply and e them enough to fill their pipes |g? sat for a while and smoked and talked among themselves. Finally, they mi U P a °d began to walk around through the tent and handle things. We had a couple of flour and two of Ihe boys had varioua sacks nf blanket over them and taken a seal on them. One of the boys spread a blanket over our sack of beans and our and coffee and had taken a seat of the had a barrel about half full O f pickled pork. ^They gathered aroundI This took off the cover, looked in, and finally one reached down and took out of the brine a good sized piece of pork and put it under his blanket. I knew if we permitted him to keep it that it would be a signal for them to lake more, and a I. We could talk among ourselves without their understanding nn , only way lo protect our camp from robbery was to put on a bold front, and ». nn,?ifl a % de u n<1 oul ' SBlv es as best we could. So when the Indian had put Iho pork under his blanket, I walked up to him, took.it out, threw it into the barrel and put the lid on. Another one picked up a tin cup and acled as if ' f 6 2, ^° S6d 1°, feep ifc ' : took lt away from i him and threw it into the tenl, Si y °£ n ? buclf P icked UP a bell which we hud to put on one of the horses when they were out grazing. He bucked the strap around his leg slowly away, while thl and walked center of the next township south, as we had hoped to finish the one upon which we were at work that day. We therefore walked in tbe direction of the point to which we supposed the camp would be moved, but knew we would not be able to see it in the smoke, less we should come . , , t . T 'J ""» a O', WlJlltJ UllO whole contingent set up a loud guffaw. We a ffl ,eed that they were tesling our palience and courage. I Iherefore seized a section stake and followed him a tew rods from the tent, confronted him with the stake in hand, pushed ™Si« Si.-* 01 **™ 18 tho tent,, and motioned him to unbuckle the strap. He looked at me with a most surly scowl for half a minute, and I looked mm in the eye. He finally unbuckled itond.threw the bell toward the tent, an ^ I gave him a push after it. I then walked back to the tent and stood among' them, assuming as much as possible an air of indifference in regard to Ihem They finally began lo lalk among themselves, and then asked for lobacco. We gave ihem lobacco to , fl . u their pipes and, after they had lighted them and taken a few whiffs, Ihey marched off. During all this performance wilh the red scoundrels it never occurred to me inat our lives were in danger. My only anxiety was to protect our food and property, as I thought they intended to rob us. But two years after this when I learned of the Indian massacre at Spirit Lake, in which undoubtedly a part of these savages were engaged, I thought of that Sunday on toe prairie and was thoroughly scared. C. C. CAKPENTER. MILWAUKEE DINING OAE CASE, Tlie Indictment for Selling Beer Not Properly Supported—Tlie Prosecution Dismissed. Last summer McAvoy, proprietor of the dining car on the Milwaukee from Mason City west, was indicted for selling beer to Brill youths. The case was reached for trial last week at Garner. The county attorney had forgotten to change the form of the indictment to cover a car, and McAvoy got off. Bailey comments on the case: Mao sold beer by the bottle in lots to suit the most fastidious. They ' took them in singles and by the dozen, but it was sold in a car, which was, not a " place erected" or a house or a building. It had escaped the notice of the county attorney that said beer was sold in a car. The expense was paid by the county and was only a hundred or two anyway, _^^^^^^ Shore Acres, March 88. "Shore Acres" is not only a relief, very near un* it. employed in a ploaH factory and was an expert seamstress. Failing health in- duped her to come west, and soon after her arrival here she went to live with Mre.J, J, Wiieon, regaining there sops two yew ft r more, jt vraa here •»T1 1 n Vi "'-' "*" —•— ? ~* J , *4WV*4 A y, Night finally came on, and the horizon on every side was lurid with burning grass, We knew if our camp-keeper should build a fire to guide us into camp we could not distinguish it from the other fires on every hand, To add to our difficulties, Mr, Smith and brother were both quite unwell, travelled, however, until near o'clock, when we found ourselves that e acquainted with wh »" their , Blverdale, wbioh tbe r hqwe, Two o has , ., _,, • • — -— —~*^ wv»*uv*YVa JLIJ low ground and concluded we might have passed our camp and instead of getting nearer to it might be soins away from it. So we lay down in the grass and smoke to rest until daylight. Our coats were strapped to the ponv EW!5$ W wa * *»*• » w " 8 » The next morning we found ourselves in a bottom near the Pee Moines and on coking off to the south, about ttSe? fourths of a mile, we saw .our tent, Our cook fairly leaned for joy when we WM° «wp. *ie ba4 known tS night before we would b<? confused by tfe^P&WfcUt* flrvra I er they are being humbugged or not, for they have never, as a rule, seen those things. But when it comes to getting a turkey dinner on the table, whittling a stick in Ihe barn yard, fixing the four or five children for bed, arranging Ohrislrnas presents on the mantel and such homelike things as these, people are able lo sit in their chairs and get ft genuine impression of realism, says the St, Louis Republic. ' There is one love scene in , " Shore Acres" that is by itself worth several recent plays taken in a bunch, There is not much talk in it, and the little mat there is ends in a sob-broken sep' aration, but there are tears in it for the audience «nd we stil} have people who like to shed a few honest drops at the theatre. The close of the piece is the greatest of a succession O f novelties. verybody but the old bachelor unole , one fc bed. The old chap sits in g candle.ljgbted room for Beypwrt thinking of »« of the v. the , but it is a marvel of realism in just the sort of thing that American audiences | understand, They talk about realistic railroad trains, mine disasters and the like, but the people never know wheth- a ft w > frosted window for a moment an jgOMMaraiu

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