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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 24, 1897
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•if THE tJPMB MM MOINES: At.OONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24,1807. TBXB. , J> three months *o ftfldfesfi ftt rates, &>». fcv B 1 ,: Sl\ [f- |V?**" sy &•: $&•'.•• %*:;< i*"* 1 '' ajar*. ,' A* DBS MOINES. Setefftl things are conspiring to boo- dfib & legislative session, which Judge OdOk, Wb.5 is somewhat of a granger Jiiinielf« says is the best for the people of foWft that has been convebed itt many years. Ofie is the length of time that it IB going to take to complete the Code. ' An adjournment is not likely before May, possibly before 'May 16. The deficit in the state revenues ^ com* ing in a period of general depression is unfortunate, while the apparently needless, and in the main, foundationless charges of mismanagement and corruption among state officials is worst of all. It is no secret that republicans from all parts of the state look with some alarm to the fall elections. 4- 4- 4- Outside the newspapers all discussion of the printing and binding investigation has ceased. The matter attracts no attention at the capltol whatever. A member of the committee which has been examining both departments told us that absolutely no scandal exists. A report in favor of less work will be made and a big expense will be saved to the state. Prices on some work will also be cut to meet new conditions. But beyond that there is nothing. Secretary of State i)obson has had the leading binders of the state examine Mr. Young's work, before deciding to accept it, in view of the discussion, and they have without exception'reported that it is fully up to legal requirements and as good as the state has ever had. The only reason that there is any pretence of further investigation is that the chairman of the house committee, Lambert, is a partisan democrat. He has refused to call Secretary Dobson, although he requested to appear before the committee, and has refused also to call Lieut. Gov. Parrott, Col. Egbert of Davenport and other leading bookbinders of the state to testify. 4- -t- 4- Many of our readers have noticed tbe state agricultural reports, horticultural reports, etc. They are bound in black cloth and are In nearly every house. For folding, sewing, binding and furnishing materials the state binder has been getting 24 cents a volume for these reports. The new price will be 21 cents a volume. All who have had binding done for themselves will see that there can be no very big profit at either price. For .the same work on the Iowa official register, sent out pretty generally, the State binder gets eight cents a volume. Copies of the state census report, which were bound before this discussion began and which • are therefore samples of the average work, can be had at Auditor Calkins' office. They ^are in half sheep and cost the state 68 cents a volume. 4-4-4- Wfaat the report of the committee appointed to investigate State Secretary :MoFarland's work on the state census will be cannot be learned. The committee is not talking any. But men in position to know say that no evidence Of peculation has turned up. The charge is that Mr. McFarland took a rebate from the salaries of his em- ployes. So far as known those freest to start the rumors at the opening of the investigation were most unsatisfactory on the witness stand, A man by the name of Diller has done most talking and it is pretty well understood that after getting his material together be offered to suppress it for $600, which is of itself a fair test of its value. 4-4-4- Tbe state census is taken every alternate five years with the national census, coming ip 1876,1886, 1895, etc. Tfce effort this last time was to cover nearly everything 1 and the assessor was unequal to the The result was a very and very unsatisfactory re- putoome of the present dis- will be that hereafter Iowa .„, to IB. mere count pf th&i the state census win be inexpensive affair, So tip the assessors to take is a demecfatie politician who is an influence in legislation and a bad influence. Mow he earned his $600 is hot disclosed. A careful investigation will be made Into the use the $800 was put to. If it went to influence any legislators the fact will come to the surface. -*- 4- -t- Tbebill for which this lobby fund Was raised was otte of the best ever passed in Iowa. It was a bill to put building and loan associations on a business basis, and was a death blow to the skin game dealings that have characterized many such associations in the past. It passed in the legislature with only two dissenting votes, which would indicate that a lobby fund was not badly needed. The fact that the lobby was for a good bill instead of a bad one takes off part of the curse. •4- •*- 4- The whole matter of lobbying is being discussed. There is legitimate lobbying. Every advocate of a measure has a right to fully explain its merits to the men who are to pass upon it. He has a right in an honest way to conciliate a favorable opinion. But beyond this all influence brought to bear on legislation is corrupt and dangerous. It is often absolutely necessary in order to get attention to have well posted men on the ground to explain proposed legislation and urge its passage. But the temptation to use illegitimate means and bring undue influence to bear is so strong that all lobbying degenerates, and decent men are opposed to it altogether. This is to be said, however, lobbying cuts very much less figure than people think. Where there is one lobbyist like Ed. Hunter, "with a pull," there are a dozen like "Doc" Hutohins whose only pull is on the victims whose money they get. -i- 4- -t- The representatives have now passed a resolution shutting all lobbyists from the floor of the house. This is the rule in congress. No one can remain in either congressional hall, after the gavel falls and business begins. 4-4-4- Senator Funk has won a signal success as chairman of the ways and means committee. Every item of the revenue bill reported by that committee has been endorsed by the senate after a bitter contest. That bill alone will, if finally adopted, repay the taxpayers of the state for the extra session. It brings in the telegraph, Pullman car, telephone, building and loan and like corporations for taxation, besides arranging as nearly as can be for the equal assessment of all property heretofore taxed. Senator .Funk is talked of for Iowa's next governor in influential quarters, and not merely by way of compliment. Representative Mayne is making a good record in the house. The members of both house and senate speak highly of him, He has been conservative and safe, and -has done faithful work. THE UPPER DBS MOINES makes this report in the face of his vote on the manufacturing bill, which it did not approve of, in justice to a man who has been a credit to the county at Des Moines, NEWS AND COMMENT, Burrell's refreshing frankness in the Washington Press is to the point in this item: W« are surprised that Allison et al are legging at the white house for Gib. Pray for governor of New Mexico. He is a professional office-seeker, and a worker in politics for office only. When in office, he's lazy, leaving the work to deputies, while be straddles about and poses as a great man. He ought to be relegated to his "deestriok," and made to go to work. Iowa has had about enough of him, and ought not to want to put this official " bile" on some other fellow! And yet it would be a relief to be rid of him, Referring to the tariff committee in congress, Chairman Dingley says to tbe the Register's Washington correspondent: " Every member of the committee has worked very bard. You may tell your people that I am especially well pleased with the patient, continuous, painstaking and effective work which has been done by Mr. Dolllver during this trying period. Your people should be proud pf him." Charley Hellen of the Webster City Tribune has been visiting in Washington, He called on Father DolUver and writes an interesting note about him; The old gentleman is well along the shady side of life, having passed four score years, but tbe radiant smile that,illumines his*pure old face is a picture one can not spon for get. He is pleasantly situated with his SOD and big good wife and his only daughter and jf greatly jpved sad reverenced by them all. JSyery Jowfw -finds a beauty welponje to Ws parlor and an pw fashioned »God'bless ypu" that remains with through all the'mh aad. bustle t crpwiefi oftpitel. He is riot in, the beet of hea^h and Is compelled-to remain Almost constantly in his rp.9»i but h§ <?$JU it " tbe » and scene misses FfltUeT JMUye.? fflay yet TbeSaeSfta, WAke to- th to, hte creditable to tbe district, the state, tbe party and Congressman Perkins. It is well known that Mr. McMillan could not have been re-elected member of tbe state central committee had he not coerced the friends of Mr. Perkins in the close congressional canvass last summer. He is an exceedingly selfish politician. B. A. Plutnmer, the Forest City banker, gives 81,000 to start a public library. This entitles B. A. to forgiveness for all the nonsense he was guilty of last fall in the campaign. A good public library will soon offset all the notions he indulges in. THE MOSTHS'S MAGAZINES, The publishers of the Atlantic announce that the third edition of the March issue of the Magazine is now ready. The unusual demand for this number has already completely exhausted two editions, and the third is now ready for delivery. The widespread interest in public affairs in this country is well illustrated by the large sale of the March issue of the Atlantic, which contains John Fiske on the Arbitration Treaty and Woodrow Wilson on President Cleveland. The scholarly treatment of the subject by John Fiske make the intricacies of this treaty wonderfully plain and shows it in all its broad significance. The recent inaugural ceremonies at Washington, closing the career of Mr. Cleveland as our chief magistrate, bring him more than ever before the public eye, and Mr. Wilson treats his career with judicial fairness and genuine enthusiasm. 4-4-4- McCluro's Magazine for April will contain a series of unpublished letters written by General Sherman to a young lady between whom and an army officer the general undertook to re-establish a broken romantic relation. The letters embody a story as good as any piece' of fiction, and exhibit Sherman in a very charming way. A story of western life by Octave Thanet, aDrumtochty story by Ian Maclaren, a group of true railroad stories by Cy Warman, a romantic sea story, and instalments of Robert Louis Stevenson's last novel, •' St. Ives," and of Kipling's fine 'tale of the Grand Banks, are promised in McOlure's Magazine for April. There are other interesting features. 4-4-4- The April Century will be a "Grant Memorial Number." It is to contain an article on "The Tomb of General Grant," by General Horace Porter, who did so much to insure the success of the movement toward raising the necessay funds for the monument, and who will be the orator of the day on the occasion of its dedication April 27, the birthday of General Grant, "Sherman's Opinion of Grant" will be shown in a hitherto unpublished letter, and Grant's account of the veto of the inflation bill will be related by the Hon. John A. Kasson, to whom Grant told the story. " A Blue and Gray Friendship," by Hon. John R. Proctor, describes the long intimacy between General Grant and General Buckner, who surrendered to Grant at Donelson. -'Grant's Most Famous Despatch," the " flght-it-out-on-this-line" letter, will be shown in facsimile for the first time. IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. Emmetsburg has organized a young ladies' political equality club. Mrs. Phil. Hanna is organizing a mandolin club at Livermore. She is a fine performer on that instrument. "Faust" will hold the boards at Emmetsburg soon. Algona should return compliments by sending a delegation. Seneca is going to have two stores. Besides the farmers' co-operative store a Mr. Adams of Armstrong has lumber on the ground for another. • Armstrong Journal: It is a dull week when some one in Kossuth county doesn't stir up a mess of some kind for the papers to publish and the lawyers to quarrel over. Dr. Bachman of West Bend intended returning from Davenport the last of the week, but he took a change for the worse and concluded to remain there a short time longer. Our neighboring town of Elmore, in Minnesota, has bad enough of the saloon, and last week they voted it down. In Minnesota they have local option by townships. Armstrong Journal: Rev. G. W. Southwell of Algona has written a poem on Algona Methodism, It is an Interesting history of the Methodist society in that town. The nomination of E. M. Wilson as postmaster at Buffalo Center was among those not confirmed by the last senate. The appointment will now be made by President MoKinley. Burt Monitor: The Methodist people of Algona are going to build a new church this summer. It will probably be something 1 nice. They have outgrown their present building, Emmetsburg Tribune: Dr. McCoy of Algona was enriching the funds of the county treasury Tuesday, The doctor is an old-time resident of Kossuth county—a fine, old-fashioned gentleman, Evidently the Palo Alto jail is no better than Kossuth's. The Tribune says: Judge Quarton does not seem to think much of our county jail. Public sentiment in Emmetsburg will back up the judge's opinion in this case. Buffalo Center Tribune: Forrest Rice and Miss Minnie Rice of Algona, brother and sister of Mrs, G, W, Pangburn, were visiting at Buffalo Center from Friday until Sunday last. Also Mr, Guy Taylor of Algona. Judge Quarton must have been making a. record elsewhere than in Algona, according to the Emmetsburg Demo- orat; Five divorces were granted at Webster City pne day last week, Judge Quarton could have, done the job io JO minutes. S^theryille Oemppvftt' We have it from pretty good authority that W the present legislates passes the mwji- ,il EsthejpviUe will hive a 9RW&tto,n, withiB a short When the gentlemen candidates learn of this, they will certainly be too gallant to remain in the race any longer. Emmetsburg Reporter: Chas. Cohenour of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor Monday. He was on his way to Estherville to look after some legal matters John Goeders of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor, Friday. He came over to attend to some business matters. The Estherville Democrat says of a man well known in this county: John Dundas has been in poor health the past winter, suffering greatly at times with the rheumatism. His family thought best to send him to Hot Springs, Ark., for treatment and be CHAPTERS OF PIONEER HBTOM, A Cbntributioh from the Pen of Lewis ft. Smith. OUL lUgOj .r&.LtVtt »Vi wi <_iw,vfcM"«-- — departed last evening for that place in hopes of receiving some benefit. The managers of the Chautauqua at Spirit Lake are already engaging their lecturers for the coming session. Word comes from that place that William J. Bryan has expressed his willingness to come, but insists on talk' ing on the monetary system, and it is possible that a joint debate between Mr. Bryan and some gold standard advocate will be one of the attractions at the lake this year. Emmetsburg merchants are putting in the Wellsbach lights. The Reporter tells us that these burners change the light of the burning vapor to a mellow white, and make a very desirable light by which to read or work, as it is not dazzling to the eye. It is said they are a very economical light, as each burner will not cost to exceed one-fourth of a cent an hour to run it. This item from Emmetsburg is respectfully referred to Bro. Branlgan: Last Saturday there were bought at the Moses sale stable 61 head of horses. The highest price paid was $76; the lowest $22.60, the average price being about $42. Of this number Sam Roe shipped one car to St. Paul for Brown & Dickey, the balance being taken east by Spratt, the Webster City man. This makes about $2,600 scattered among the farmers of the county. A PLACE TO STOP LEAKS, In the winter of 1854-6, after the engineering work oh the old M. & M. railway (now the C. R. 1. & P. railway) was closed for the season, I taught school and "boarded around" at Snooke Grove in Powesheik county. This is about half way between Victor and Brooklyn. I stayed Saturdays and Sundays with a blacksmith by the name of Ross, a great hunter for those days, and the deer and turkeys and other smaller game were there in great numbers, and with the poor guns that were in use we managed to got our Oft share. I welt not speak to them and they passed after their game. During this survey 1 catoe first feu Kossuth county on July 4, 1855 w» finished the survey ill August and after eating our last biscuit in tha morning sarted southeast for the settle-- ments that we supposed were some* where oh the east fork, but were hot sure about it. We got down at night remember one morning in March, I think it was, that I saw a man driving west with two yoke of cattle and a wagon loaded with breaking plows. The cattle I knew well as having belonged to a Mr. Switzer, and that was my first sight of the man who was the pioneer of Kossuth county, Judge Asa C. Call. I did not then know who he was or where he ( was going, but during the Methodist quarterly meeting, held soon afterward at the school house where I taught, the presiding elder stayed with my friend Ross and told us of the fine country north of Fort Dodge, where he said a man by the name of Call and his brother had gone and found a grove of in northern Iowa, of what was then county by the last Stan4f ready the finest timber about the center named as Kossuth legislature. No maps that we had access to had any counties laid out in northwest Iowa as yet. The country was marked on the maps as the " Couteau Des Prairies," meaning the height of the land or The Taxpayer Can Save Quito a Penny on the.County Justice System. Here is tne Armstrong Journal's view of taxation and salaries: "The farmers of Kossuth county are determined to have a reduction in county official salaries. They could save more money by looking after some of the justices of the peace throughout the county and see that they do not pile up quite so much costs on the county in order that some dead beat may have revenge for a supposed wrong committed by'his neighbor—who is also in many cases a dead beat." The Journal then comments on the country justice matter in .general: "Several of the justices in the north half of Kossuth county need to be advised in some way about issuing warrants of arrest. But the advice of the county attorney doesn't seem to be enough. An assault and battery case was commenced in Kossuth county two weeks ago against .the advice of the county attorney. The defendant was fined $1 and costs, the costs being $33. As the defendant is worthless financially the county will have to foot the bill. The justice who issued the warrant knew it was only spite work and admitted to the county attorney that there was nothing in the case. There are others of the same nature. Some justices seem to have the idea that whenever a warrant is asked for they are compelled to issue one. Such is not the case and the sooner they learn to refuse the better. Kossuth county has the money in the treasury to pay cash, but those who have paid it in would prefer to see it used for some better and nobler purpose than to have dead beats spend it to spite one another." To conclude, the Journal makes a good suggestion, after relating some ridiculous complaints: "Only three weeks ago one man came to town and asked for a warrant because his neighbor had sworn at him and called him bad names. Another wanted his neighbor arrested because he had called him a rascal. The last named lived in Kossuth county. "The better way would be to do away with the justices and have one or two county judges who should bold court once a month in each township." DIED AT OOUNOIL BLUFFS, Sudden Demise of John Love, an Early Kesldent pf Kossuth. Mr. I. G. Sohr.yver hands us a copy of the Counil Bluffs Nonpareil containing a notice of the death of John H, Love, who is well remembered as one of the early settlers of this county, living on his farm on the Black Cat: John H. Love, the , well-known carpenter, died suddenly from heart failure at his residence, 714 Mill street, yesterday evening. Mr, Love had been suffering from an attack of the prevailing malady, the grip, for about a week, but not of a sufficiently serious nature to cause alarm, and it had not 'even confined him to bis bed, Yesterday evening, about 6 o'clock, he was standing near the stove in the parlor talking to his wife when he gasped and suddenly fell to the floor. Medical assistance was immediately summoned, but it was of no avail. Life wa,s extinct. The doctor pronounced his death due to heart failure. Mr, Love was well known in this city, where he had resided for 20 years, He was 68 years of age, having been bora Dot, ft J838, and had been an elder of the First Presbyterian church lor many years. Mrs, Love alone survives him, the children born to them baying a,U 4ied, An only brother, Rr, W* A. Love, has beep notified and — arrangements for tbe funeral will be until his arrival. the Northern Pacific railway ivniinolrvn f* /1rt«« ii a— ryi»ao> tfee rates on the low? 1 of free Jgjj! if-' iZl'L.'rSI "I",.""' * e ** highest elevation of the prairies. My thoughts from his description of the country turned in that direction and as it was then uncertain when engineering work would commence again on the railway, after my term of school was finished, I packed up my compass and levelling instrument and other baggage and started for the country where all the excellences of a new place were supposed to be centered. I came west to, what was then Fort Des Moines and from there to Fort Dodge, as that was the traveled road. On coming to Fort Dodge I made the acquaintance, among others, of C. C. Carpenter, who has since honorably filled all offices in the state from constable to governor and member of congress, and of whom no man can say that he eyer forgot a friend or persecuted an enemy, when I say enemy I mean political, for personally he never had one. While at Fort Dodge W. J. Neeley, who was an inspector of government surveys and who had known Gov. Carpenter as a surveyor the year before, came out and wished him to go out and complete an unfinished contract. The governor had no compass and he wished me to go out with him, saying that if I would his brother would also go; that the wages would not be so much of an object, but we would form a good party and could get a good deal of experience. So I said: "Use my compass and chain and we will go together and • I will be mound man." Our party consisted of six in all, one of whom was a brother-in-law of Mr. Neeley and acted as cook and camp- keeper, a "cookee" named Johnny and a chainman by the name of Warren (thair last names I forget). Four of us were compass men, so we could not be stopped in work if Carpenter should fall ill, and we had a good party indeed. Gov. Carpenter has in a former issue of your paper given you an account of our meeting with a band of Indians headed by Ishtahabah, or Sleepy Eye; The band after leaving us (being then about five miles southwest of where Armstrong is situated) came down to the settlements at Algona, Doubtless our friend, A. A. Call, who was here at that time will give you an interesting account of their visit. A description of how surveys were done might not be out of place here. A camp usually consisted of six persons, the compass man, a mound man, two chain men, a cook and a "cookee," The compass man took all the courses and wrote up all the field notes, the chain men following behind him meas- ing the distance, and the mound man, who was usually furnished with a pony to cari-y his stakes and spade, dug the pits and made the mounds, setting a stake in each mound marked with the proper numbers, which were cut in with a steel gouge. The township 'and range lines were always run before the sectionizing was commenced, generally the year before, and were always done with a solar compass and could only be done when the sun shone. Seotioniz- ing was done by commencing at the southwest corner of Sec, 36 on the township line and running thence one mile north and one mile east closing on the range line at the northeast corner of the section. At that time the surveyors were allowed 100 links to close in, so that if the compass man came within that distance the stakes on the north and west sides were set down to correspond and then mounded, west of where Algona now is and saw a small smoke, which came from the log cabin oh the site where Geo, C. Can now lives. Carpenter and myself cama over and the boys went south and • camped in the edge of the timber south of S. A. Thompson's place. I got some flour, sugar and coffee and Went over to them, while Carpenter stayed with Judge Call over night. Think of this all you who talk of hardships. To eat your last mouthful and start for a settlement supposed to be somewhere within 40 miles where you can get another bite. But we got there. In the morning we started south for Fort Dodge, arriving there the second day. Our party disbanded and I made ready to come back to Algona. I found a man by the name of Grouse coming up with a load of. bacon, corn meal, etc., to sell to the few new settlers, and he said I was welcome to come up with him and he would bring up my baggage and surveying instruments. Among other things he brought up to sell were some cats. He was a typical specimen of a " corn cracker." He said: "Dats a prime cat. You may have him for two bits (26 cents), but dat dar odder cat is a she cat, a durn good cat, and I must have'four bits (60 cents) for her." So he sold his cats. He peddled his bacon, corn meal and cats on the way and on the second day we got to where Algona now is, and my home has since been on the townsite of Algona, where I hope, to live and have fun with the boys quite awhile yet. In the winter of 1856 while alone keeping "bachelors' hall" in the log home of J. W. Moore, which stood across the alley in block 70 in Algona, Josh,_who was one of the survivors of the Sidominadotah massacre on Bloody Run by old Lott, visited me an stayed two days. He also visited D. W. King, who was living down southeast of town. He was a young Indian of mild manners and could talk fair English. In those days Indians were not particularly inviting visitors and to use the words of old Dr. Cogley, one of our early settlers, it was thought best "to discourage their visits as much as possible." In the spring of 1857, while Major Williams and his command were at Spirit Lake after the massacre, a party of six of us, headed by Capt. W. H. Ingham, went with old man Tuttle to see if his family was saved. He lived on the north side of the Okamampado or Tuttle's lake and was caught down here by the snow. If you can get Capt. Ingham to write up an account of that expedition it will be interesting to your readers. At least it seems so to The party then went back to northwest corner of 36 and ran a the mile north and a mile east as before, and thus till they came to the southwest corner of Sec, J, when they ran a mile north, and closed on the township line They then traveled south to the township une and ran up another tier of sections in the same manner. On the west side of the township was what was known as the double tier, ie; when they commenced at the southeast corner of Sec, 31 they ran a, mile north and a mile east and then went back to the northeast corner of 31 and ran a mile west to the range line and closed on that line. A tier each day of Jl miles was considered a fair days work, but generally the party made the double tier in th,e same time, working a uttle POSeiWe, where commence ot hie wood , fnd * me, seeing that we got out of it with whole skins and didn't freeze to death in the deal. While I have seen and endured my share of cold weather. I never was so cold as on one night of that expedition. LEWIS H. SMITH. SMAET SWEDE IN PALO ALTO. The Steel Range Man Tried a Sharp Trick, and Is More Than Evenly Matched, The Ruthven Free Press tells how a steel range man got come up with over in Palo Alto county: An outfit with a steel range, which they are selling for $69, but which is no better than, can be bought at either of our hardware stores for $45 to $50, drove up to Ole Williamson's farm south of town one day last week and offered to trade him one of 'the ranges for 276 bushels of corn, the corn to be delivered next fall. Ole figured that this would be selling his corn for 25 cents a bushel and closed a bargain for the stove on those terms. The agent at once unloaded the range, set it up in the house and started the fire. Next he drew up the contract in duplicate for the delivery of 'the corn in November, and then, j,u%fts a matter of form, filled out a note.;M$69 for Mr. Williamson to sign, ^pwever, Mr. W. was onto his job and refused to sign the note. He had bargained for the stove on a corn contract and a corn contract was all that he would sign, He did not propose to be 'caught for the 169 note in the hands of an innocent purchaser and for the 276 bushels of corn besides. The agent after trying in every way he could think of to induce Ole to sign the note, concluded that he was barking up the wrong tree," and proposed to call the deal off and take back the range, Here is where begot an example of "the biter bit." Mr. Williamson very firmly informed him that he had bought the range, that it had been delivered and was then in his possession, that it was his property and he would not permit it to be removed. The same parties have, so we are told, sold several ranges in these parts taking both note and corn contract, and if the matter has been correctly stated to ,. us, we do not see how they can avoid fl both paying the notes and delivering the corn, nm 1 work. T«e „, The theory to be reeved. ft ba.ok.ssj, NO 8UOKEB8 JIT FENTQN, Farmers Won't Take Cheeks from Agents They Don't Knpw. A good story is told at T, JL, Tnpc> son's expense by the Armstrong nal. He came down to Fenton some timothy seed. He go* 50 book pencil from' write a check for ,.„ , Before he could even, the farmer yelled a.t voice: «i|jgn notii Sl*™!^ 8 ? Itehtnta

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