The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 9, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 9, 1897
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! TH1 MOIKKBt ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtfflB WAfcfcfitt. to Oils copy, one yeaf <*l.g? r Bl* months..... to "tee months 40 jr address at abov* rates. Remit byai-aft, money otder, of express or- Bfttes m advertising sent on application. If will bd remembered that the in* vestigating committee of the last leg* Mature made in its report charges Which Would seem to be a reflection on the dffleial conduct of Ex*Secretary of "State Mctfarland. It will also be remembered that Mr, McFarland was the victim of serious injury, resulting from & fall from his porch, the accident oc- CUrring three days before the com* tnittee made its report. His condition was so critical that for three weeks following he saw no newspapers and was kept in ignorance of the report of the committee. When able to be about the legislature had adjourned and he had been given no opportunity to answer the Charges. Mr. McFarland is now president of a life insurance company, organized a few months ago in Des Moines, and has been in this county during the past few days in its interest. He says there was no ground for the insinuations cast upon him by the committee, and that when the proper time comes he will have something to say on the subject himself. He speaks vigorously concerning the whole matter, and says the facts when brought out will show the work of his office was conducted on economic lines. DES MOINES congratulates itself on the fact that the Studebakers, the largest carriage and wagon concern in the world, will open a branch in that city, and will occupy the entire seven floors of the new Turner block as a repository, _ THE Webster City Tribune endorses the candidacy of Gov. Drake. GIB PRAY won't go to New Mexico as governor of that territory. This is not-the result of any voluntary change in his plans, but because the president has appointed Miguel A. O ter to that position. The republican platform declared that appointees to positions of this character should be made from citizens of the territory, and it is charitable at least to say that this was the president's reason for not selecting Mr. Pray. WITH its million and a half dollar state capitol building, one of the finest in the whole country, Iowa yet lacks a suitable office for its attorney general. Mr. Rernley last week locked his present office and returned to Iowa City, from which place he says he will transact his business until suitable quarters .are provided for him in Des Moines. THE Des Moines Capital says: John Stevenson of Jefferson, who is the committeeman for the Tenth district, was in the city today on business. He reports that the party is all right up in the Tepth district and that when election day comes around they will have their old-time majority. He was very much pleased with the prospects for success in the coming campaign and thinks the chief difficulty will be in getting out the vote, The Greene county silverites hold their convention this week. The republicans of Hamilton county will meet June 30, SHERIFF Pete Narey of Spirit Lake, the Beacon says, will be the deputy revenue collector in the Perkins district. With 141,000,000 woftb. of milk, while the old man is down town tearing bis shirt because the plutocrat won't coin $36,000,000 worth of silver." OVER at Lansing, in this state, the distinct shook of an earthquake was "felt Monday, It is better to have it come now than later, Some democrats ftave been claiming that it was going to happen next November, — —» THE Courier last week was full of politics from a republican standpoint, ',U0w would it do to tell us what the JCoseuth democrats are going to do fall? Qpy, TANNES of Illinois refused to f gj;anjj requisition papers for 1 parties in who, it was claimed) had been i» swindling operations ip cQ»n.ty, ,Iowa, on the alleged f rpjjjia that it was an effort to get them . jji$9 Jpwa, fpr the prpose -of.' getting S 4?e.rv}oe, Q«, them fpr debt,"' The county ' wrote Gpy. ta who Says the Hon. P. A. Smith in his Scran ton Journal: Son. Silas Wilson of Atlantic is prominently mentioned as a candidate for the republican nomination for governor. Mr. Wilson is one of the strongest and most able men in the state, and those who ai-e looking for the unanimous renomination of Gov. Drake may have a surprise in store for them. The strongest is needed this year, The Armstrong Journal is strongly In favor of returning Mart Whelan to the legislature, it says : A legislative office is one of those In which the unwritten law that no person shall have more than one or two terms should not apply. It Is also an office in which it may prove expensive to put untried and Inexperienced persons, hoping they will prove satisfactory. New members are often ciphers, some of them ciphers with the rim rubbed off. The republicans of this district cannot afford to experiment and run the risk of electing a cipher. Return the one Who has been tried and found true and trustworthy, L. H. Mayne discusses the Congregational ministers' Algona temperance resolutions in the Emmetsburg Reporter: This is all well and good, but how many ministers that sat in that body and voted for that condemnatory resolution have been found in the past or will be found in the future working earnestly for the education of the masses along the line of total abstinence and sobriety? It is a very easy matter to sit in a body, where all are of one accord, and pass a resolution, but it is another thing to go home and take off your coat and work for a cause that you know Is opposed by three-fourths of the people of the community in which you reside. Wo have known even ministers to shirk such a responsibility. The Carroll Herald remarks: It may be that Gov. Drake will be renomi- nated, perhaps by acclamation. But the sentiment of republicans throughout the state does not justify the air of proprietorship assumed by the self-appointed spokesmen for him in Des Moines and parts of southern Iowa. So far, only one republican newspaper of standing in the entii'e Tenth and Eleventh districts has como out for the governor. There may be others of the same preference, but they have not yet ventured an expression. We could name a dozen that have in effect questioned the wisdom of renominating Gen. Drake. We merely suggest that conditions do not justify the assumption of proprietorship so manifest among his inconsiderate friends. We further venture the opinion that Gov. Drake is not the strongest man that could be nominated at Cedar Rapids. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Banker Fitz' daughter is to marry Fred Wheeler, whose father lives south of Burt. Fenton sends Geo. Pettit, John Klingelhofer, James Butler and Rose Chrischilles to Garner for the Epworth League meeting tomorrow. T. Fox has a turkey gobbler up in Portland that knows something has got to be done this spring. He is hatching out a big nest of eggs. Swea City Herald: If Mr. Mayne decides to be a candidate, we will agree to warm up this part of the county in a race with any one or more men they may start out against him. The Milwaukee company put on the extra train on the Spirit Lake branch Tuesday. It leaves Spencer at 0:35 a. m. and returns at 8:45 p. m. The other train will continue to run on the old time. Emmetsburg 1 Democrat: C. A. Coheneur, one of Algpna's attorneys, was looking after business matters in this city Saturday ........ Aaron Rutherford of Algona basked in Emmetsburg sunshine over Sunday. Mrs, L. C. Smith's father is visiting her at Burt. The Monitor says: The old gentleman has recently purchased a tricycle, which is propelled by the use of the hands and feet both, and with everything favorable he is going to try and.get around with it, Down at Clarion the horse buyers had their horses all done up in fours and were leading out to ship in style, The head four were prancing along when they got frightened and broke away and stampeded the rest, Two men were run over but not hurt. The horses were captured, " The body of a man afterwards identified as that of Rev. S, W. Holt, of Austin, Texas, was found in West Okoboji last week, The report is that he was tired of living and took his own life by drpwning, Another report is that he was subject to fits and fell from the boat during one of them. The Cherry Sisters had a crowded house at Waterloo Tuesday night. One of them was singing an old song beginning " Trust him not, oh, gentle lady," when some one in the gallery ortedout, "That's right, Effie, make him pay cash," and the audience laughed BO long that Effie had to retire, The PagJe Grove Daily Times says o( Mrs* Slade, who was. buried JR Ajgo^ week; Nearly half a, century tBemjbep oj the o ibe retuffl the favor, which he did, and purchased a horse to replace the dead. While wfttching the removal of a steam pump from the new city well at Emmetsburg last Friday John Walsh of that place was almostinstantly killed by the falling of ft derrick and James MbBrlde, one of the workmen, was Crushed so badly that he is not expect ed to recover. Mr. Walsh was eighty^ four years old and a highly respected citizen. He had been cultivating corn near the well and was watching the workmen while his team was resting. AS SEEN BY I), A. HAGKUED KOSStJTH AS IT lOOKED ttt 1864, Graphic Sketch of the Times Buffalo ttnd Bik Krtttttied the l j f AiHea Mere* all those fifty years she has lived § consistent and. upright haU a hunted yearg pf Qhrjgtjan '" j|s exampleji Q|righteous.' ifSWSWWSW ' 1 j£' *' ** I * fy~* ' «»*»' ' "* I* /' ff ^ MISSION MEETIM. A Large and Enthusiastic Gathering ttt Algoim Last WsHMUjf*/;' 1 ' ;'•*. To the Editor: The sub-district con* vention of the W, F. M. S. of the M. E, church, held in Algona, June first and second, was a success in every particular. There were present twenty delegates, representing the auxiliaries of Eagle Grove, Emmetsburg, Renwick, Whittemore, Britt, and Algona. All the papers read were of a high order. For the success of the convention much credit is due our district officers, Mrs. D. M. Yetter, president; Mrs O. K. Maynard, corresponding secretary, Tuesday evening Rev. J. B. Trimble, presiding elder of Sheldon district, gave a stirring address, paying high tribute to the great work being done by the W. F. M. S,, after which several new members were added to our local auxiliary. The address of the second evening was of great merit, subject, The Relation of the Individual and Church to Missions, by Mrs. Maude Walker of Eagle Grove, after which Mrs. Oner S. Dow gave a talk on systematic giving. The convention was marked by the deep, spiritual tone of the various discussions. i The following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, OUr stay in Algona has been pleasant beyond description, therefore, Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt thanks to the W. F. M. S. of Algona for their hearty welcome; to the pastor and members of this church for the splendid entertainment provided; to the pastor and members of the Congregational church, who adjourned their seavices to attend our meetings; and to Rev. J. B. Trimble for his able and soul-stirring address. O. S. DOW, Secretary. BIG PIONIO IN UNION. A Gopher Hunt IB Now On and AV111 Wind up Wltli a Jollification. A big gopher hunt is now going on in Union township. It will close and the count will be made June 16. The celebration proper takes place at the Hinigan place on the 19th, which included a picnic, horse races, foot races, game of base ball, etc. All horses par ticipating in the races must be owned in Union township. In the foot races one will be for boys under 12 years of age, and one for those over that age'. There will be an address, also, but the speaker has not yet been secured. Further announcement of this part of the program will be made next week. It will be a big affair and an enjoyable occasion, and everybody is cordially invited. Tlio "Undo Toin" Show. Just why people will continue to flock to see "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is,, as Lord . Dundreary would say, " One of those things that no fellow could find out." But they will go and see the play now just as they have been doing for thirty odd years. No play has been more abused than this one. It has been "done" in dime museums at the rate of ten times a day, and in one night stand in an hour and a half, by five or six people. On the other hand it has been treated with the respect due it and given a legitimate production. Being public property, anyone who thought they could make a few dollars out of it, has " produced" the play and Algona as well as the country at large, has suffered from thr inflictions. But it was not until Salter & Martin brought their production out that the admirers of '. the play had the pleasure of seeing it put on the stage in a manner that they could appreciate. Taking the piece as it was originally written, they give it a dressingof complete and realistic scenery, put the principal roles into competent bands, engaged a number of negroes to add to the pictures and sing and dance in the levee scenes—in fact, did all in their power to make the performance acceptable to the public. The Salter & Mar tin production will come to the Algona opera house Tuesday, June 15, Frank Day's Frost Story. Fairmont Sentinel: One of our speoted citizens, who passed unscathed through the muskrat age, is suffering from a painful if not serious mishap, Monday morning h.e^pt up at 4 o'clock and taking in his arms all of the bed ding in the house, started for the gar den to cover a htU of beans, Near the well he slipped on the ice and fell and, broke his back, one of the jagged ends of hie spine .jobbing through Bis over* coat and into the frozen ground about three inches, A- little bipod ran through the rent in the coat and under the old man and before he could get up had frozen and held, him down fast, He tried to scream, "help," hut opuWnot finish the word, only getting to the I when the end of Jiis tongue touched the f rgsty iron pump handle and stuck Jasj, The family was finally Awakened by the - ' ,.-.„.,,_,,... r _,§ oW man's three teeth and fee was at once, chopped loose frpm $§ground and ft teakettle of * "' water separated. b^§ toggle, f PJjmp basdje, a,B<J bj WftS], lap,, Tiw hsaai wa M«! y , QM " ' ' "Backward, turn backward, Otlme layout Make me a child again just for tonight." When listening to these few lines, recited some time since by my dangh^ ter, little did I realize how forcibly they would one day be recalled to my memory by a newspaper reporter in the person of my old friend, Harvey Ingham of THE UPPER DES MOINES, with to him the modest request for a short account of my first experiences in Kossuth county, Iowa. No doubt to him, long accustomed to the use of the pen, this seemed a trffling task, but to myself it is far different; I long to be excused, or to be granted the privilege to roll back the years that have since accumulated, and once more view Kossuth county a boy of fifteen as I did August 25, 1854, when after a journey of some 225 miles from our fitting-out point, I first viewed what was afterwards to me the promised land. I was one of the party of seven brought out by my father, Dr. John Haggard, a government contractor, who had the contract to subdivide what is now known as Eagle, Grant, Sweu, Harrison, Seneca, and Greenwood townships. We left Dubuque August 10, 1854, with two covered wagons, one of which was drawn by horses, and the other by one yoke of oxen; the wagons were loaded light, not to exceed 1400 pounds to the oxen and 1200 pounds to the other rig. Our provisions consisted, as nearly as I can remember, of something like the following: Two barrels of pork, a quantity of flour, beans, sugar, molasses by the keg, tea, coffee, dried apples, etc.; the pork barrel I well remember, as I several times watched a member of our party, when we were stuck in a slough, lift the barrels which weighed no less than 300 pounds, to and frpm the wagon. After passing Dyersville, located on the western edge of Dubuque county, the settlement was very thin for something over fifty miles, when we crossed the Wapsie river, at what was known as the "Frink" settlement, consisting of three or four log houses; from there to Janesville on Cedar river it was a wilderness; at that point a few pioneers had located. After a brief halt there we headed northwest, and upon reaching what is now Mason City we found three young men who had taken Horace Greeley's adyice and, not only gone west, but had very nearly reached the limit of what was then the the western edge of civilization, there being but one lone cabin located on Clear lake, twelve miles to the westward, Hewitt; (this is the Hewitt of which previous mention has been made in pioneer history); we reached his cabin some two weeks after the killing of the Winnebago boy, (a member of his family), by the Sioux. At that time the Sioux and Winne- bagoes were at war; a party of the Sioux had been camped north .of Clear Lake on Lime Creek, and after decoying the boy from home, and killing him, they headed north and no more was heard from them; this was our first report of Indians, and I can not say that it caused very much comment, as our party was made up of "Hawkeyes" who had been familiar with Indians many long years previous, and had come to regard them with very little fear and much in the same light that the tramp nuisance is viewed by the farmers of today. Headed northwestward we soon reached Lime creek, and which we followed almost to the present location of Forest City; up to this point we had met with very few difficulties; the weather was fine; men in good spirits; but upon passing Crystal lake our troubles began. From here we encountered creeks and sloughs that by their unfordable condition constantly forced us to take a northerly direction; when some five or six miles northwest of the Jake, not far from the present town of Thompson, we were suddenly introduced to some of the earliest settlers of this county; a series of yells and whoops called our attention to a party of what afterwards proved to be a hunting party of 16 young Sioux bucks, who came dashing down upon us at the full speed of their ponies; we were at that time passing over some low land on which the grass grew from four to five feet in height; at once my father ordered a halt and drawing the teams and party up in as nearly a circle as possible awaited the outcome; upon • reaching us they whirled to one side and rode rapidly around our little band, yelling at the full extent of their lungs; after some time spent in this performance they drew up in a circle and quietly sat on their ponies, while one, who seemed to be the leader, jumping from his horse advanced toward our circle; my father, who was ,,familiar with the Indian tongue, advanced to meet him, while we stood a much interested group, The Sioux were armed with single barrelled shot guns and hunting knives, while we, on the other hand, possessed only three revolvers and one double barrelled gun, with one barrel rifled and the other fop shot. Having been born apd raised in Iowa, and being miles per da?, ft large portion oBhe time being spent in carrying the load to shore or lifting oh the wheels of the wagon; upon crossing the little Buffalo we camped on the west bank; the following morning, while the cook was preparing breakfast, one of our party with a musical turn of mind amused himself, if nbt the balance of the crowd, by a performance upon a horn some three and one^half feet in length; sud* denly attracted by the noise, or pursuj ing their regular course, a drove of what the men first pronounced to be cattle made their appearance on some high ground about sixty rods to the northeast. My father, however, soon informed me I was looking upon my first buffaloes. There was a rush for the gun and the few revolvers carried by the party, but before any damage familiar with the Indian gether with my age, te language, to- one can readily imagine my interest in the "blufflng" Siatph wbiph took place, After some toe spent in boasting and loud talk by arty, the young Sioux, who were — •*- ._! i -" • 'i- r-^r"f--l-*-rxif ... - ps. .-,.-,-, T . , — „ _ well fitted t? have easily ajd in ye,ry toe wiped ftLFfle4 ajjd, , yepymp,des,t gfc fujl ' could be inflicted Upon the herd they made off to the north, Hot, however, before we had ascertained by actual count that the drove consisted of 47. These were the only buffalo we saw in any numbers, but frequently during the trip stragglers of one and two would pass quite close to us. Resun> ing our journey we continued in bad going, and during that day only made three or four miles, camping at night at about where the John O'Hare place now is. We broke camp early the next morning, which was the 29th of August, and had only moved a short distance west when we noticed a high mound off to the right, seemingly covered with boulders, the extreme point crowned by a large stumpy tree with broken branches. As we approached nearer, to our amazement the supposed boulders suddenly became imbued with life, and rapidly one after another arose to an erect position, presenting, to our amazement, a drove of fully two hundred elk. The supposed tree which we had noticed upon first view proved to be a magnificent old buck, who was evidently standing sentinel. It may perhaps have been because I was only a boy at the time, but I feel now after a long life spent in varied scenes, that never have I witnessed a grander sight than that knoll crowned with a forest of wide-spreading antlers; of course our first thought was elk meat for dinner. The best shot in the party, George Upson, was presented with pur only gun and disappeared in the high grass to endeavor to snes.'.c near enough for a shot, while the party awaited results. Luck fayored him to the extent of wounding one, upon which the herd made off directly north, turning neither to the right nor left and leaving a trail from six to ten rods wide where the grass was beaten flat through low land where it was difficult for a horse to follow. Our horses were unhar- nessed as rapidly as straps could be unbuckled, by fingers trembling with excitement, and Upson and one other of the party took up the chase, which they continued for three or four miles, but although the wounded elk remained behind the herd about a mile, they could never get near enough for another shot, and -finally abandoning the chase returned to the wagons with the information that we would have the usual bill of fare for dinner. Continuing west, at about 10 o'clock we struck Union slough, near the present west line of section three, Portland township. As I have mentioned before, we had accumulated quite a list of experiences in bad roads, sloughs and hard traveling, but here we viewed this extensive swamp seemingly the climax, and wondered, if this was the end or only the beginning of our hard luck. A person watching the breaking teams going up .and down this slough, as I did last summer, could hardly realize that only 40 years before it resembled the evei'glades of Florida, with very nearly a solid cane break from eight to twelve feet in height. As there was no hope of effecting a crossing we turned to the south and soon struck an Indian trail, which led us to a crossing at the place where the slough emptied into the Buffalo. We camped for the night upon the west bank, with signs of a camp that had been occupied not long previous by a large party of Indians. The following day I had my first view of the Des Mpines river, which we reached at the point north of Sheldon's in Burt township, where the old ford now is, Here all hands were set at work with spades and shovels to level the bank so that the wagon might be taken down to the stream; the same process was gone through on the west bank. We were now near our destination, and made our first camp on the work, on the land afterwards homesteaded by one of our old settlers, Dr. Garfield of this place. At this point we lay two days in camp, resting the men and horses, cleaning up and cutting posts to be used in the work, Now followed some weeks of hard labor, during which time we finished Greenwood and a part of Seneca township. The men were each day wading water, a part of the time to their waists, drinking from the sloughs and complaining of sickness at night; finally matters became BO bad that upon the discovery, by my father, of a spring of good water on section 14, Seneca township, we abandoned work and made our camp almost where the Batterson house now stands; after spending some two weeks in idleness and the men making no improvement it was decided to abandon the work altogether and return to Dubuque, for which place the teams were now headed. We made the crossing of the upper Des Moipes at the place we had prepared on our journey out and camped on pur old grounds on the Buffalo, While we lay in camp that night the beaver made so much noise that most of the boys went down to the stream to watch them work by moonlight, Continuing east, with "most of the party too sick to more than drive the team, near Clear lake we met a party under a man. by the name of Lyon, who in' formed us he was going in to work located east of my father's contract, The charged from the service, ^ iauurn ., rt to Kossuth county ahd located on nottl east quarter of 7, 94, 28, and have eve* since inade my home in thi^ county ft. A. HAGQARB. BflkMJDOAJ! ftjte ttftpBB. The Fairmont News says of the JM. lihan case: The News is tired of reading in the exchanges of the kUeged love for Kellihan in Fairmont, it does hot exist and never has. There is no gu^ over" him, except in the imagination of sensationalists. It is true that a few thinking that owing to his youth abd mental condition it would be bettet not to have him hanged, signed a petition asking Judge Qutnn to reduce the penalty, but this class are in the minor* ity. There is no carrying of flowers nor any exhibition of morbid sensibili* ty among our people, he is seldom mentioned and the great mass of our people are perfectly willing that the law should take its course. -i- -s- -f- One Kennedy at Iowa Falls, according to the Sentinel, sauntered down to the boat landing the other day to note the improvements and, incidental!}', to visit the " zoo." Thinking to prod the animals and have a circus he made an aggressive demonstration in the direction of the bear and the exhibition immediately followed. Bruin rushed at his tormentor with such force as to break his chain andX. J.—well, he just tl f (11*norl r\n t.Vin onwri" ntirl f, 4-H %• i«,1 f« u , of our party .continued east, thie w more hut turned on the sand" and started for the top of the bluff with his throttle wide open and the bear clawing at his overalls, and spectators do say our townsman crowded all thelatentenergy of an easy-going life-time into one supreme effort to come out ahead in that uphill race. He won by a scratch, and then to show how unruffled he was, we presume, he informed "Bart" that the bear should be more securely anchored lest it frighten some of the children: •*••*••*Wesley Reporter: Hutchins boasts of a real burglary. Last Friday night some parties broke into Robinson & Fell's store, and with the aid of tools taken from the blacksmith shop they bored a hole into the safe and filled it with powder. The explosion that followed about ruined the safe, but failed to give them access to the money drawer, and for some unknown reason the would-be burglars decamped without securing the coveted treasure, though no one discovered the attempt until about six o'clock Saturday morning. It is supposed to be the work of two tramps that were seen lingering about the place on the previous day. The Crop Report. The weather-crop bulletin for the week reads: The week opened with, a frost of considerable severity in the northern and central districts, and this was followed by seven days of unseasonably cool weather, the daily mean temperature being from 6 to 7 degrees below normal. The amount of rainfall was generally deficient. The worst effects of the freezing temperature tof May 81 have been observed in fruit and vegetable gardens. Grapes were severely hurt, especially in the northern districts. All tender vines and plants in the northern half of the state were damaged to some extent. The injury to field crops by the frost has not bben as great as was indicated by first reports. But the continued cold, weather has been unfavorable to corn, causing increased difficulty in procuring a good stand from seed that was deficient in vitality. A great deal of replanting has been done, and with the most favorable weather conditions in the future the stand will be below an average, The reports of seven hundred crop correspondents at the state service made June 1, rated the condition of corn at 79 per cent. The crop has only been able to take root and hold its ground since that date. Dates, spring wheat, barley and grass are doing fairly well in the larger part of the state. Spring seeding of timothy and clover shows up remarkably well. The Wiiidstaclcer. Franklin (Ind,) Democrat: In our trade and agricultural exchanges we note some discussion concerning the Pneumatic or Windstacker. We believe the farmers of Johnson county, situated as they are, in one of the best agricultural regions in the world, are to be felicitated for their excellent judgment in adopting improved methods in farming without being governed by prejudice or hearsay, To the farmers of Johnson county, who have been familiar with the Windstacker since its introduction in 1891, discussions at this time con. cerning the merits of the Windstacker must be amusing, When they know that they have straw stacks that have stood for three, four, and five years with the straw bright and clean a few inches below the surface, they certainly cannot help wondering why the Windstacker could anywhere be condemned because the straw would not keep, The geographical position of the county, the whole of which lies within 40 miles of the capitol city of the state, makes it readily accessible to the agents of all the agricultural implement manufacturers, For that reason this county is particularly favored in having the first opportunity to receive and judge of new inventions. We suppose the contests by agents for sales of machinery are as keen here as they could possibly be anywhere. If, therefore, there should be any weaknesses or defects in» machine, the agents of competing machinery would be swift to discover them ana point them out to buyers, The fact is that a thresherman in this county today without a Windstaokerhas V ery little to do, and none of them thinks of buying a new machine without it, Farmers will no longer endure the disagreeable and arduous labor required in stacking straw, nor can they secure hands in a busy season to dp such work. The manufacturer of a threshing maonine Ij} tWs day wWoh j 8notada pt- ed to work in connection with the Wind- stacker, has no sale for his goods in tnte county, and we are surprised that fawners or thresherman in any locality would tWu* °* u ?wf old-time methods or machinery not adapted for the best use pf progressive Jw< ' When ER Armstrong man went bpm? on,e night last week ft little overloaded. , with myiot wbiekey he 'JfQunfl bis frightful a n 4 when be epterea the dP-p of night At this tiwe w Q? b mm i tb

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