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WMSK f61i feat week 16 ttteftd tfae laying of tfcfc corner stone of the big Otnaha exposition. Ooraha is planning to have ft second world's to. . .. ofd6*, express ordet « m JiKM.flt MJLtJL At ilia £ dll jfli- vPOoCwl wfTO &p uuT T18K* . fetMbf&ateftwins sSntott application. -'•' MOINES! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28. 1897. Stale Keglstef says: "Fo'r 29 6eijts the state geological department £6ta binding- that an expect witness laliWAs, worth 80 cents! TMtis what Competition and contracts do" Candidly dbes the State Register believe that such a transaction is in the best inter- estsof the state of Iowa? JM>' & GfiO. A. NloHotS of the fistherville Republican, who holds a position in tile senate at Des Moihes, writes to his papef that ex'Secretary of State Wm, MoFarlatid Will have a statement to make as soon as he recovers from his injury that will make matters clearer, attd in a measure exonerate himself from tbe charges that now stand against bitn. THE Jefferson Souvenir calls attention to the fact that the Tenth district is to chose a member of the central committee at the coming republican state convention, and announces that Jobn Stevenson of Greene will be a candidate for re-election. More attention than ever will, we believe, be given to the selection of committeemen this year and Mr. Stevenson's claims, as well as those of others who are talked of, will be carefully canvassed. The Tenth should furnish its best talent to the committee. _ REPRESENTATIVE MAYNE led in the < effort to have the new code edited by Emlin MoLain and published by Callaghan & Co. of Chicago. He was supported by such able lawyers as Parley Finch and M. L. Temple. The house, however, decided to allow the state to print its own code and have it edited by some one to be chosen by the legislature. Mr. Mayne's position was that by long experience with our code Mr. McLain is pre-eminently fitted to edit it, and that this should be considered first. He made a strong speech in presenting his amendment. A GBEAT deal has been said about consistency and logic in our liquor legislation. Look at the law as it now stands. In the first place it is a law one part of which allows a man to violate the other part by paying a' 1 fine. In cities of 6,000 he may violate the prohibitory part of the law if 50 pet- cent, of the voters say so. In cities of 2,500 or over he may violate the law if 80 per cent, of the voters say so. In cities under 2,500 he can only violate the law with impunity if 65 per cent, of the voters of the entire county say so. Now will some one venture an ex-, planation for these varieties, contradictions and absurdities. .The mulct law, seriously considered, puts all the legal fictions of ancient times into the shade, and is a contrivance fit for a king's jester, , NEWS AND COMMENT. Senator Funk tells the Swea City Herald man that the extra session will cut down state expenses and do away with superfluous officials enough to pay for itself. The extra session is a great blessing to Iowa, as will appear :more fully as the years go by. It has been a regular house ' cleaning season. The death of Congressman Milliken of Maine makes the first break in the Maine delegation in fourteen years. Speaker Reed haa served twenty years in the bouse and is now on his twenty-first year. Mr, Pingloy is in bis sixteenth year. Boutelle is in bis fifteenth,' as was Mr. Milliken. , • Both Hale and Frye have been in the senate, sixteen years, and each of them had 'served ten years in the house before going to tbe senate. Up to the 4th of last March these six men represented a total of 115 , , years x>f service, Maine has had more influence in national legislation than any , ottoer state, '', ^resident MoJCinley baa announced f \thjtt he wW under no circumstances appoint ' > jjpn resident Pfflcers for tile territories, ends the Gib. Pray candidacy for > of New Mexico, TbeQsage News has borrowed the afford map of Iowa showing that the f j)9rtbea8t corner of tbe state is lacking in and proposes Prof, R. 0, fpr state superintendent, The get Mr, Hanford in Jast year Mr» will fail Mv. Barrett. If jfeele ag TUB UPPER p#s MOJNES wjH P0 renopjjpsted by J°wa. Ims np abler pr ipjustrlpue, or juore eclttolarjy mm efcange wHfccmt very to the NEIQHBOEHOOD. •the Burt Monitor wants Henry Duf- atit to give a scientific opinion on the airship. Rock ft&pids people subscribed for 1,126 electric lights the first jump out of tbe box. Burt Stone's Progress-Review of Lu- Verne has blossomed out into a neat quarto, sewed and cut. It is a growing paper. Emmetsburg Reporter: Miss Wer* net-1 of Algona spoilt a couple Of days of last week In visiting with her sister of this city, R. M. Richmond has set out more trees at Swea City than any one man ifi Kossuth, Every day is Arbor day with him. The Monitor says the fiver bridge east of Burt was found to be much worse than was expected. It is being repaired, ThenewElwell church Up north of Wesley seven miles will be dedicated Sunday, May 16, at 10:30 o'clock by Rev, Yetter. Spencer Reporter: H. C, Adams, druggist of Algona, tarried with his brother John in Spencer last Sunday. He, of course, fared well. Blue Earth business men have already subscribed liberally for open air concerts this summer by the band. This is a pointer for Algona. Guy L. Dal ton is a numismatist. The Hustler says in his collection of coins is a quarter of a dollar bearing the date of 1854. It is eight square. Frank Bestenltnetv Goeders' right hand man; has traded off his Burt property for an Algona house. Is Frank going to follow the crowd? The Clear Lake Mirror says: Elder Yetter is an able young man. and grows in favor as the people know him better. He is one of tbe men who " wear" well. Forest City Summit: Mrs. G. W. Pangburn of Buffalo Center and Miss Minnie Rice of Algona were entertained by Mrs. W. E. Skinner during the week. Fort Dodge Messenger: The Algona UPPER DES MOINES is republishing from its files from week to week interesting news of the corresponding week 30 years ago. Sheldon's new opera house is to cost $10,000 and seat 600 people. An insurance company puts it in for a certain number of policies taken by citizens. The deal is made. Cedar Rapids Republican: B. W. Haggard of Algona was a Cedar Rapids visitor yesterday. Mr. Haggard, by the way, is a relative of H. Rider Haggard, the great novelist. Livermore Gazette: Glen Brunson's sister-in-law, Mrs. Wm. Brunson of Seneca, visited here over Sunday, accompanied by Mrs, Wm. Hale and Mr. Brunson's mother of Algona. Emmetsburg Democrat: Last week. Forest City sent four of its citizens to the Anamosa penitentiary. Algona sent three up Thursday. Emmetsburg is not such a bad town after all. Emmetsburg Democrat: A week ago Sunday the Algona Methodists raised $1,000 for their church building fund. They can't touch the Emmetsburg Congregationalists in raising money. The Erametsburg Tribune says Miss Alice Mann from Algona is nursing Mrs. James Gowans through her sickness. Miss Mann has graduated recently from the training school in Chicago. Algona friends of Mrs. W. F. Carter will learn with deep regret of her serious illness at her home in Mason City. An operation was recently performed, which it is hoped will prove of lasting benefit. Wilbur Colby, son of Mrs. Dr. Colby of Clear Lake and for many years an Algonian, will be candidate for county surveyor over in Cerro Gordo county this fall. He has been in Springfield, Mo., for some years; Emmetsburg Tribune: Algona has just passed through the put-gating influences of a week of temperance sermons by A. C. Rankin. These periodical temperance revivals in a saloonless town are passing strange, The Buffalo.Center Tribune says of Mrs. Hoflus, whose death was noted last week: She lived here for about two years, during which time she was a teacher in the town schools, and was dearly beloved by all her pupils. The Emmetsburg schools graduate their students for admission to the state university, and upon report of the principal the universitysendsoutoredit cards showing their rank. Those getting the cards feel quite honored. Estherville Republican; An Algona father in consoling his daughter, who had lost her husband, said; "I don't wonder you grieve for him, my child. You will never find his equal," "I don't know a? I can," replied the sobbing widow, "but I'll do my best." The father went home comforted. Corwith Hustler: While at Algona we bad tbe pleasure of stopping witb Mr. and Mrs. D, Manwaring, They are pleasantly located on one of the fine residence streets and have a nice, commodious bouse and two lots, on wbioh stand some fine native shade trees. W, H. Reed Is also located on tbe same street and has ft fine residence witb all tbe modern Improvements, WWF.WSSJBR His SP}»PP) select ft young man who is ambitious to steri higher up. Mr. Spencer's successor will hftVe to work hard if be ex* pacts to give equal satisfaction." The Review, in another place, refers to the schools and says: It speaks well for the schools, the efficiency of the corps of teachers, and reflects especial credit upon the excellent organization of the work by Superintendent Spencer, that everything is workingsosmoothly. OlfY SfiWEES IttKffl BE VIE WM ME BULL f IGBT, The Cotiiicli Srtys They Are ft Bailee—Also the pond Neat the Mil* •waukee Depot. The pond up near the Milwaukee de» pot must be drained and the city sewers must be extended. So says the. city council. It says also that Oh Garfleld is physician for the board of health, and W, H. Horan waterworks superin^ tendetit for the coming year, Next Monday it meets in special session to hear from the committee on electric lights and to discuss the new city well, THE OFFICIAL REPORT, ALQONA, April 24.—The city council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Chrischillesln the chair. Mem' bers present, White, Vesper, Dingley, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin, and Sayers, Absent, none. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. It was moved and seconded that the council proceed with the election of superintendent of waterworks. Motion was carried. W. H. Horan, Will Lacy, and W. F. Mullica were placed in nomination. On roll call a vote was taken, Mr. Horan receiving the majority of votes on the second ballot he was declared unanimously elected for the ensuing year. S. Benjamin was then appointed night policeman by the mayor. Moved and seconded that the appointment be approved. Curried. It was moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn on the treasurer for the same: W. V. Carlon, salary $49 25 A. Allen, moals 1 !!5 J. W. Robinson, hardware and glass.... 075 Walker Bros., oil, etc 8 So Globe Light ana Heat Co., supplies 518 U. S, Wind Engine ana Pump Co., iripo 15 00 G. E. Hartwell, meals GO J. li. Donahoo, indexing ordinances.... 300 L. Horan, salary, etc 4150 W. H. Horan, salary, etc 4045 E. W. Haokman, carpenter work 1 25 E. W. Young, hauling 1 40 Wm. Miller, lighting lamps 3000 Courier official printing v.. 0 40 John Paul Lumber Co., lumber 1240 Globe Machinery & Supply Co., supplies 4 15 A.H. Naudaln, coal 3842 A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., supplies 180 Ayes, White, Vesper, Dingley, McMahon. Paine, Slagle, Chapin, and Sayers.' Noes, none. Carried. Moved _and seconded that the city clerk be instructed to draw warrants on the city treasury to a sufficient amount to pay warrants held by the Algomi Stato bank, and to pay all interest duo May 1, 1897, on all out-standing warrants. Ayes, White, Vesper, Dingley, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin, and Sayers. Noes, none. Carried. It was moved and seconded that Roan street be opened between Commercial and Spruce streets and a four foot wooden sidewalk be ordered laid on the west side of Roan street between same limits. 'Carried. Moved and seconded that the petition of Jno. F. Switzer and B. F. Crose and the petition of W. B. Howard and others be referred to the street and alloy committee. Carried. Moved and seconded that Mr. Vesper be continued as park commissioner and set out such trees as he deems advisable. Carried. Moved and seconded that the mayor, Vesper, and Dingley be a committee to confer with Mr. Call in regard to a park in the north part of town. Motion carried. Moved and seconded that the proposition of Mr. Hutchins in regard to vacating streets and alleys between Woodworth and Aokley streets be referred to tbe street and alley committee. Carried. Moved and seconded that the matter of laying a sidewalk on Wooster street between McGregor and Kennedy streets be referred to the street and alley committee. Carried. It was moved and seconded that the purchasing committee be instructed to purchase a carload of hard wood lumber. Carried, On motion made seconded and cai-ried the council adjourned to meet Monday, May 3, at 8 p. m, J, L, DONAHOO, City Clerk, ALGONA, April 24.—The council met at the city hall as a board of health, Mayor Chrisohilles in the chair. Members present, White, Vesper, Pajne, Slagle, Chapin, and Sayers. Absent, Dingley and MoMahon. The board proceeded to elect a health officer. Dr. Morse and Dr. Garfleld were placed in nomination, whereupon a vote was taken. Dr. Garfield receiving the majority he was declared elected health officer for the ensuing year, Moved and seconded that the water standing north of the Milwaukee depot grounds be declared a nuisance and the clerk be instructed to notify the agent of the Milwaukee road to open the culvert under the tracks and give said water its natural flow, Carried. Moved and seconded that the refuse of the sewer emptying on block one in reservation number one, and the sewer emptying at Lucas street north of block 83 be declared a nuisance and the clerk be instructed to notify the owners of said sewers to extend the same. Carried, Moved Carried. and seconded * to adjourn. ' J. It. PQNAHOO, Qlty Clerk. HiU teUs tbe Fairmont Sentl Kellihan does not mvjob disturbed by tbe' terrible neuoe thaJt bangi aV§p binj, He „, alone in tbejftil' at tbe pwwpt tlm,e, when be had company h§ w.g$ ftM ,W8ll«mjMMiered,, l&Q sever cards, doM not Tftwe Pome to The, Person. Review, VMEE'S OF IT. la Mexico tiiejr uftil It "Aifltise* *aent» to kill Hail Bulls In att The bull fight is an "amusement" so strange to our own country that we left our conscientious scruples in charge of the porter of Mr. Pullman's palace car "Nadura," took our kodak (which 1 find is more faithful in the memory of details and less inclined to exaggerate than the average man), clapped our hands at the driver of the first car marked "Bolero," and were soon lined up near a huge wooden building waiting for the last of our party and watching the endless row of carriages bringing people from all parts of the earth. It was while waiting here my attention was called by a familial voice asking in good English "Where is the ticket office?" and I was greatly surprised to see the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Call appear out of the crowd. -s- -4- -4- The ring in which the exhibition was is nearly 200 feet in diameter and sur rounded by a fence about six feet it height. Next was a narrow alley anc beyond and above were the seats foi spectators, arranged as an ampbithea ter at the top of which are the boxes which are the only part covered by roof. That part which is in the shade is called the "Sombre" and that pat- on which the sun shines the "Sol.' The price of tickets ranges from 85 cents to $2, Mexican money. The bane played and those who were to take part in the exhibition did the grand entry act. After six men on horse back had arranged themselves around the outer circle and eight men on foo had taken different positions, the bul was turned into the ring, and as In came through the door an attendan stuck several brads into his shoulder; to which were attached colored ribbons This tended to excite the bull so tha when several men on foot held up thei red cloaks, he did not hesitate to at tack the first one claiming his atten tion. The man, who was very quid and active, stepped to one side, letting the bull catch nothing but the cloak Disappointed in this, he would turn 01 the man, who, if able, would again dodge and the r bull would again hi nothing but the' cloak. If the man go in too close quarters, or the bull go him where lie could not dodge, h would at once jump the fence into th lane, whore several times the bu) followed. He was soon turned bad into the ring where the first was re poated, or if a horse were attacked, th man riding made little effort to get ou of the way, but exerted himself to brai the bull that he might be the mot- enraged. The horses were blindfoldec that they could bo more easily con trolled, and not seeing their dange and little or no effort being made t avoid it, they were gored to death Occasionally the horse was only mut: lated before' the bull's attention wa drawn to some other object, and if no too badly used up, it was, in one cas at least, taken from the ring, sewed up and brought back to be finished in th next act. -f-' -r- -T- One part of the performance that th natives seem to think particularly bri] liant or daring is placing in th neck of the bull two brads in the end of sticks ' each about three feet in length. This he does while the bull i coming directly at him, and not unti close enough so that he can near!. reach him, when he throws theni sticking them in either side of the neck while he quickly dodges, letting the bull pass. The last of each act i when the "matador" with a shot- sword strikes the bull, as he come rushing at him, in some vital part when if he is successful and the bull i killed at one stroke, the approval o the crowd is indicated by great ap plause, and the throwing of hats, canes cigars and umbrellas into the ring. J he is unsuccessful and a second attorn p is necessary, cigar stubs, banana ant orange p_eels are thrown in disapproval The killing of one bull is one act in th afternoon's "amusement," and ther are usually six acts. Occasionally one or more men are killed, in which case the entertainment is intensely inter esting according to their standard, bu to the average American one "act' fully satisfies his desire to see a bul fight and he retires with a firm idea that the prize fight is infinitely more humane, and must be comparatively i highly moral institution. •f- -r- -*At the Mexican postofflce we do no trouble the postmaster until we have looked over the paper, package, ot letter lists, which are poated in the lobby or on the wall each morning. I we find that we have a letter, package or paper, we give the postmaster the number by which it is designated, and receive our mail. This of course does not apply to those patrons renting boxes. H- -5- •*• The hotels are not what we would term strictly first class, though I have no doubt tbe Mexican would say the same of the hotels in this country. Their soup, potatoes, fish and fruit were all good Some of their fruit was strange to us and might have suited better had we been accustomed to it, Goat's milk was placed on tbe table but once, and tbe "Scandinavian preserved butter," served In the original tia can, soon gave way to a supply from the dining cars. I have no doubt that tbe Mexicans would find, as rauph to criti- cise in our botels «•> we found in tbeirs, -V- -{, -f. Tbe railways are for iu advance of their ptber instituMofli, but so fav as shipment; and management 9r§ con* corned tbey haye not yet attained our of efficiency, In tbe northern pj,rtoftbj> republic, tb.e engines are eealeflbypeuttswhawrytne goal ou fa the tender, wbtte farttw goutb snly is Samoa, . . ' well as at meeting-, while closer riendship is indicated by embracing 5,nd patting each other on the back. Men kiss the babies on the streets. All classes seem contented and happy, while for politeness the American 'isn't in it." AS the train stopped pennies were thrown to the children to see them scramble, but in no case did we see any quarreling as to Whom they belonged. The first one to get the )ehny was the owner, > 4-4-4- Guanajato is an interesting city of 65,000, noted for its silver mines. There is but one very narrow and crooked street, with buildings built nto the sides of the mountains one above another, reminding us. of spar- •ows nests, and reached by alleys or lanes usually having stone steps to 'ttctlitate the climb. On top of the hill is situated their cemetery or burial place. It is enclosed by a high wall on the inner side of which is constructed niches or receptacles for the bodies. The enclosure covers about two blocks in area and there are five or six courses of the niches I speak of, one above the other. A perpetual lease of one oi these receptacles for burial is obtained on the payment of $100, or arrangements can be made on the partial payment plan, but if the payments become delinquent the body or bodies are taken out and taken to a tunnel-like-vaull constructed under ground, where, i they mummify to such a degree tha 1 they will retain their shape, they are stood along the wall on either side while if nothing but bones is Idft they are put in the common pile ai each end of the tunnel. This tunnel is reached by winding stairs down a shaf resembling a well, and so small that i was with difficulty a large pot-son coulc get through, and about 30 feet in depth The tunnel is perhaps 150 feet in length, 12 feet wide and 15 feet high One side of each end must reach the outer world, as small windows at one side admitted enough light so that we were enabled to read the written labe pasted on the head of each of the several hundred bodies standing along the wall. Each end was piled to the top full of bones and there was nothing to indicate how much farther the tunnel extended or how many car load of bones there must have been. Did '. go down and see the mummies and the bones? Most certainly, as you will d if you visit Guanajato. -f- -f- -5- The trip from the table lands t Tampico is through mountain scener, that combines the grandeur of th Rockies with the beauty of the Alle ganies. In places the road runs alonj the mountain side from which wo loo' down thousands of feet into fertile vai leys through which wind stream broken by waterfalls that, framed green as they are, form pictures neve to be forgotten. At Los Canoas, w reached an elevation of 11,000 feet where open fiat cars with seats vver put on our train, and for two hours w were let down grades so steep that brakeman was placed on each car Russell Sage, who is boss of the entral railway, has come out in York with a new stilt of clothes he MarshaUtdWh Times'ReDunlini* hinks the Belfflonrt extension to AU gotia may now be in sight. A M^k picked the tag off Sage^s suit, ana U was marked $6.60, " •** •*• +• . "' Miss Mary A. Safford has been unafl. mously chosen by the people of sSouit City Unity church to serve as theit pastor fof the coming year, which nakes the thirteenth for her in that leld. add his strength to that of the brake to insure safety to the train. t ai I the two hours we had been lowered t an elevation of 8,000 feet, and fron here to Tampico on the gulf the tern perature reminded us that we wore i the torrid zone. On stopping at coffee plantation we were surprised t find what appeared to be a forest unti from examination and by explanatiot we learned that the coffee tree mus haye other shade than its own and s a forest is cleared of its underbrush anc the coffee tree planted therein. The larger portion of the land on the east ern slope and near the coast seems un occupied and some of it worthless be cause of the jungle like growth that i remove, anc would be necessary to much of it low and wet. -*--*•-}At Angus Calientes we made the las stop for sight seeing. It is little differ ent from the other cities except in thu hot springs, which are very much like those of Arkansas and Dakota. Thi Mexican management of them differ; as yet from the American in that the charge varies from one to twelve cents according to the accommodation or ex clusiveness that one desires. This oitj is also remarkable for that wonderfu drawn work that the natives bring to the train to sell to the tourist, Piecei are exhibited that it would seem mus have taken months of labor to product and that are offered for sale withou. much regard to the American standart of value. Hardly one among our partj but. bought some of it and many o them enough of it that the visit of th custom official was looked forward to with considerable uneasiness, F. H. VESPER. ALGONA SHOULD OWN 'HER PLANT Henry Durniit Offers Some tioiis That Are Worthy of Consideration, To the Editor: Last year it was an nounced in the city of Glasgow that no more taxes would be levied owing to the fact that the city had granted no franchises but owned and operated its streetcars, wsterworks, and electric lights, Algona so far has retained its self-government and it is to be hoped will do so. When a city parts with franchise it subjects itself to a certain slavery and loses its independence, which all cities should pride themselves on retaining, Good management and full control of its interests should be the ambition of any citv People should take a pride in the prosperity and good management of the city in which they live, Algona can put in an electric light plant just as cheap as any party can and no party will do so unless they are sure of a large profit. When a city owns its eleptrio plant it can utilize it in many ways for the mutual benefit of all. During the day the power can be used for running any machinery in the city it low rates, yet at ft good profit. The .Ihfil-fl.l nfl*A>» nf TWw flnll *.nk~ja ~a.l offer of Mr. Call *an<3 L should be accepted at once, and we pur , bave an electric plant of greater i* hw at ,P re ^nt r is necessary, is growin and, it does npt on.es, We fflen "ho Qlty flnanoes witb as greaj bws neas, to thdr- to fWUU fire lookjS £ WP»prt»teft emedy Ihe evil, but feofte L han to save and Utilize the la ^ade by street car and laht companies. In the tt&nagefteftt ol city ional affairs we should feel o atiohs to posterity* The b OU8B ,,, fi , nswerthfcft Some make, "whsiTM osterity done for US?" has no * has ' J ntelligent people, as they kr Ur best efforts tb posterity, «.* •^.^.^i^.,^,. 8EMI400A1, ifof ES, -s- -*- -s- The Murray family near Burt believe n co-operation. They own their farms separately, but buy and sell as a partnership. There are John Murray, the 'ather, and his sons William and David, The Monitor says tbey are very sue- sessful in their business. •4- -t- -f- Mrs. M. A. Ernsley is setting an example at Mason City some Algonian should imitate. She is making a park with a fountain, walks, etc. She is now having grading done and trees planted. Livermore has been having a big merchants'carnival in which several Algonians participated^ The Gazette notes people of local interest as follows: Mrs. Simpson of Algona visited.Liver- more this week and assisted in the exercises at the easier carnival. Sha •epresentedDentistStuttaford. White silk dress. Banner bearing name in gold. Mrs. Phil. Hanna, H. H. Cornick, stock dealer. White dress, red trimmings; carried cattle whip and lasso, Banner surmounted with pair of horns. Mrs. A. L. Peterson, Norton's lumber. Black organdy dress, ladder and gatepost panels, bottom trimmed with shingles; shingle cape; imitation barrel hat. Banner, minature wooden house, lighted. -*••*-••*• The big educational meeting at Sioux City comes tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Prof. Carroll reads a paper. The small lakes about Okoboji froze so deep that tons of fish wero-killed. The Beacon says there are thousands of pelicans feeding on them. At times the pelicans are on West Okoboji in in acre lots. "f~ -T- ~f- Bro. Faltinson up at Armstrong wrote a strong article on patronizing home industries, and one of the storekeepers wrote him, thanking him for the sentiment, on a letterhead printed in .Chicago. -T- -f- -!A delegation of the Modern Woodmen of America of the Upper Des Moines district held a convention at Humboldt Tuesday night and decided to hold their annual picnic there at a time to be fixed by the Humboldt lodge. -T- -T- -IL. H. Mayne is waging a valiant war on Col. Foster of the Fourth regiment. The election comes Friday evening. He says the Foster men are bluffing, and that he is not a winner. A CHANGE FOE GEAMMAEIANS. The Upper Des Mollies Has a Problem for Them. In his sketch of Gladstone's career, running in the Outlook, Justin McCarthy, who is an accomplished student of English, uses the same word differently after "of." THE UPPER DES MOINES will be sent free a year to the teacher who sends in the shortest and best explanation of the matter. The two sentences are as follows: "Gradually he came to perceive the truth of that grand saying of Burke's, wnicn is apt to be misunderstood at a first reading, etc." "One was reminded sometimes of the saying of Burke, that he never had an outside trouble in his' life that did not vanish at the sight of his wife when he crossed the threshold of his home." Which use of the word Burke is correct after " of," or are both correct? Whatever the answer, what is the reason for it? Is it the house " of Richard Roe" or " of Richard Roe's" or both? ELECTRIC BITTERS. Electric Bitters is a medicine suited for every season, but perhaps more generally needed in the spring, when the languid, ex- lausted feeling prevails, when the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonio and alterative is felt. A prompt use of this medicine has often averted long and per- naps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will act more surely in counteracting and free- •ng the system from the malarial poison. Headache, indigestion, constipation, dizziness, yield to Electric Bitters, Only 50o a bottle at L. A. Sheetz' drug store. 1 MARVELOUS RESULTS. From a letter written by Rev. J, Gunderman, Dinumdale, Mich,, we are permitted ;p make this extract: "I have PP hesita- ion in recommending Dr. King's New Dis- overy, as the results were almost nwvel- ons in the case of my wife. While I was Wtor of the Baptist churqh at River Junction she was brought down witb pneumonia succeeding t, ft Grippe, Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last hours witb little interruption and it seemed us if she could not l S » ve M Uem r« A We» a vecpmmendedDr, g's New Discovery; it was quick in its ?& w «8 Uy MM?«*«y wttS mult*" ottles free at Dr.Sheetz' drug store. Regulav size 50o. and. $1,00. 1 w5* e jE it *'i lYe iu *Jl e wop W tm bruisep, iuw, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, f^ver spr?s» au Pb dnosttiyely cures piles /'I

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