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X<V vrr- 1 *^;-';-? "• -";, : UPPDB' MS M01 JfflBi ALdOHAj IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtfLY III Up* §11 »!lS*f ffftS* tfclfc. S¥ it WAfcftfiK. to Subsct-tbar*. . 76 ..... one copy, tare* ftottttis ................... 40 SSht to &By ftddf&M at &bo*« rates. . Rftinlt by dtatt, indti&y order, of **i>*6as ot- iet ftt oft* H«k. Rfttes of advertising Sent oil application. ttepnblle&n Conhty dbttvetttioti. to the Republican etectoi* of Kosstith county: *h8fe Will be a delegate fcohve&tloto of the fetrablicang of Kossuth county held at the court house ifi Algona, Iowa, on Friday, Aug. 13,1897, at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of selecting siiteen delegates to fttfeflff the state convention, to be held at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on the 18th day; ot August, 1807. also for the purpose of placing In nomination a candidate for representative in the eighty- third legislative district, and for the selection of county chairman, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention, the ratio of representation Will be as follows! one delegate at large for each precinct and one additional delegate for each 26 votes or major fraction thereof cast for Ed win H. Conger, elector at large, in the presidential election of 1896. It is recommended that each precinct hold Its caucus on the 7th day of August, 1897. the representation to Which the several precincts will be entitled under this callls as follows: Precinct. Com. No. Del. Algona—First ward. .E. tellier . 6 Second ward W.P.Jones 0 third ward v.P.L. Slagle 4 Fourth ward F.D. Calkins 6 Burt..... John Kerr 8 Buffalo...... Robert Welter....... 4 Cresco...... O. A. Potter 5 Eagle...... John Lindblom 2 Fenton , M. Welsbrod 3 Greenwood 8. Mayne » German.. Wm. Schroder.. 3 Germanla Chas. O. Wortman... 6 Grant.,... N. H. Beard 3 Garfield G. S. Wright 3 Harrison W. R. Peet.... 6 Hebron...... Wm. Goodrich 4 Irvtngton SethNewcomb B l,uVerne...... .......I. P. Harrison o LottsCreek A. H. Bixby 3 Ledyard W. A.Wright.... .... 5 Lincoln .Jas. Warburton 4 Portland M. J. Mann o Plum Creek E. P. Keith. 4 Prairie Chas. Reinecke 2 Rlverdale. J. O. Paxson 3 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Seneca. Henry Warner 4 Swea O.A. Erickson 4 Sherman W. E. Starks 4 Springfield W. J. Burton.......:. 3 Tfoic-n. T. W. Sarchett 4 Wesley Z- S. Barrett 0 Whlttemore ....N. L. Cotton 7 total number of delegates 151 B. F. GROSE, Chairman. Township Caucuses. Jrvlngton—thursday, Aug. 12, at the Lloyd school house. S. C. Newcomb, Com. Candidates' Cards. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination for the office of county superintendent, subject to the action of the republican county convention. FRANK SLAGLE. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican convention. FKANK J. KEBNAK. DOES the Algona Courier favor the immediate free coinage of silver at 16 to 1? _ ' MRS. J. S. CLARKSON closes a list of Iowa orators with Doc. Hutchins. Her article is entitled "Evolution of Iowa Politics." It is an evolution the wrong way. _ It will be very surprising if a movement to nominate someone in Gov. Drake's place does not materialize between now and Aug. 13. Gulbertson of Carroll is the man now talked of. THE democratic Burlington Gazette says it would support a democratic ticket, " but it will not he in the line that puts forward such an unblushing lot of hybrids as will he found among the state candidates this year. " THE Spirit Lake Beacon' saye the craze for cheapness is wrong. It believes as President Harrison used to say that things may be too cheap, A cheap coat is not the real end of civilization, ___________ BERNARD MURPHY has been connected with the Vinton Eagle 30 years. He has made the Eagle one of the strong papers of Iowa, and is as genial company as the state affords. Here's for another 30 years to Bro, Murphy. A, B. CUMMINS is attorney for ex- Secretary McFarland in the suit brought by the state to recover money used by him in getting up the census, Mr, Cummins says a good defense will be made and that MoFarland cannot be beld. Attorney General Remley will prosecute without fear or favor. KossutH visitors to Des Moines last •week when the legislature met to adjourn were impressed with the favorable comment on Representative Mayne, He has made a strong impression on bis brother representatives and senators, and has active friends in business circles, Mr, Mayne's term has been a to himself and to the county. and Geo, E, Robert? agree that Iowa makes money by carry" J«g its own insurance, The figures will readily bear them put. The state vftpt amount pf property, and met but left losses, Jf the state parrying Its own in- «urance and It is a, good business policy, »9t,tbe state ms^t its losses i ;i»st w S»F Kpsjuttk. county, progfafn he fevolts. White, On the contrary! eneouragfed by the fadical platforms adopted by the three con ven- lions that nominated hits, gives full Feins to his dktfetfie views. No intetll* gebt man CftB r'ead his interview and not perceive that what he aims at is a social revolution, a complete overturning of all existing Conditions. A great deal is being said just now about the Temple amendment as a political issue, but when it is fully understood it will dwindle to its proper proportions. It is not a great Issue, nor a vital one. The amendment should have been adopted, but a great many as meritorious measures are lost and bothing is said of them. The failure of the Algona normal school bill should have made a wider ripple. This proposal of Mr. Temple grew out of an insurance society established by the C. B. & Q. railroad for the benefit of its employes. The men pay in a fixed premium as to any accident company and get a fixed indemnity, the condition being that If they sue the company for damages they forfeit their right to the indemnity. This is of course not right, but it amounts to nothing unless the men are compelled to join the Insurance company. The men say the railways will in one way or another coerce their employes into joining, while the railway companies say that membership is entirely voluntary. On general principles any society which Is organized for the purpose of handicapping men in an attempt to enforce their legal rights is wrong. The right to sue and be sued should be inalienable. The Temple amendment Is right, but the abuse it is aimed at is up to date very obscure, if indeed any abuse has yet arisen. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Emmetsburg expects half of Algona over July 23 for Barnum's big circus. Geo. W. Hanna went to Mt. Vernon last week. His daughter is in the college there. , ' Whittemore Champion: Charles Phillips has been sent to the Algona egg house and his brother, Al., has taken his place here. Peter Hatterscheid bought on last Monday and Tuesday 11,000 bushels of corn, 8,000 bushels of oats, and 1,000 bushels of flax at Corwith. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mr. Aai-on Rutherford of Algona took his regular Sabbath meals in Emmetsburg Sunday. Emmetsburg cooking must be pleasing to him.* i An Armstrong woman fell off her wheel the other day and bit an inch off her tongue. The Journal says: It has increased the sale of ladles wheels as every married man Is now anxious that his wife shall ride a bicycle. A woman was nearly drowned at Okoboji. She went down the toboggan slide at Arnold's park, got out beyond her depth, and but for the timely assistance of a man, who was near by, would have gone down. A lot of Algonians felt good to read that Fish Commissioner Delevan had been arrested for carrying concealed weapons. But the Spirit Lake Beacon spoils it all by stating that it was. not Mr. Delevan but a deputy who was caught. ' .**? The Milwaukee railroad company will put In a new Iron bridge across the Des Moines river west of Emmetsburg. They have several car loads of piles, some stone, and other bridge material on the side track ready for use and a gang of men at work. Some of the piles are forty feet in length. A blind man was working Spirit Lake and getting good returns when one of his benefactors found him in a store changing a lot of silver for paper money. It turned out that he had been working Algona. The Beacon says: The old man's inn,oclvit face and winning ways are gog^k£bok in trade for him, He can pro^bly see more or less, If not he is ajmighty good feeler. PQIiITIOAI. NOTES. The final session of the present legislature was held Thursday. The new laws go into effect 90 days after final adjournment, and as the code could not be printed and bound before Oct. 1, both houses met July 1 for the sole purpose of adjourning. The meeting was without expense to the state. The Washington correspondent of the Minneapolis Journal suggests what is in everybody's mind; In Iowa, Mr. Dolliver has been coming to the front for many years, and since becoming a member of the ways and means committee has added greatly to his record, If he desires, as he doubtless does, there are many who think he can be the successor of John H. Gear in the United States senate when the latter's term expires, Senator Funk discusses the matter of the state carrying its own insurance; If there is any profit in the insurance business, and it is believed there Is, the state ought to 4o her own insuring, It would coat a large sum annually tp carry insurance OB the property of the state. A careful reokpnlug covering a perlpd pf §5 years will show that this policy baa been profitable to the people, It is urged that & email p§ F pent, of the paj4 ,by ine«rai»pe companies keep state prpperty insured,, the state is. unaer m s g game for urance people silVefahd the money question, that inafiis undoubtedly S. A. Pluffitaer the gold clause banker of Forest City, This fact was deafly demonstrated dur ing the campaign last fall, and as a pointed we would advise the republican campaign committee to offer him a bonus to Wake free silver speeches. It would beyond doubt be a paying invest ment for them, as " Brook" cah come nearer making the cause he advocates ridiculous than any other one man we know of. Fort Dodge Messenger: There seem to be a disposition to censure the state authorities for carrving no insurance on state buildings. It has suffered two heavy losses in the past year. We be lieve a statement of the losses .by Are for a term of ten years or more woulc show that the state had pursued a wise policy, The argument that because individuals find it good policy to insure their property therefore it would be good policy for the state is hot conclusive. The conditions are different. The state has some (ifteen large institutions most of them with many buildings. I It should undertake to to Cover their value and that of contents by insurahc the annual cost would be very heavy The principle of insurances is simply one of averages, and the state ha property enough scattered to establish an average risk for itself and it can afford to carry any risk that any in surance company will carry. Th latter will.not only charge for the act ual risk, but a healthy profit In addi tion. Unless it can be shown that in surance companies exercise valuabli supervision over their risks and thu make their risk less than that which the state carries, it seems clear tha the state cannot afford to pay a prlval company to assume the possible loss. FEED. E. WHITE'S OPINIONS, For Cheap Money, Free Trade and. Other Undlcal Reforms. Fred. E. White, nominee for govern or, gave an authorized interviev Thursday to the Chicago Titnes-Her aid. Speaking of free coinage be said " No man can tell what the value o the silver dollar would be under unllm ited conage at 16 to 1. We do no know how much silver will be mined or how the processes of mining will b Improved. If a tremendous amounto silver is mined of course the dollar wll be very cheap." " May it not drop to a 10-cent do! lar?" " No one can fortoll how cheap th silver dollar would be. The value o the dollar would depend entirely on th production of silver. If there were danger of our getting too much monej we could shut down the mints. W* don't believe we>can get too much gol and silver until all paper money is driv en out of circulation by them. W don't know when money would be s cheap as to be dangerous. We can not tell when we would have to clos the mints. We do not know what oth ericonditions might arise. Experienc would have to be our guide. If under i cheaper dollar the general prosperlt, of the people were less than under i dear dollar, then the experience woul be our guide as to when to stop coin age, and no man can tell in advanci when that would occur." HIS TARIFF VIEWS. " I do not know a democrat who'ha modified his views on the tariff. If had my way I would convert every cus torn house Into a hay barn. I woulc have absolute free trade the world ove among all the children of men. I woul let God's law govern instead of the law of foolish politicians. I would put Goc against them any time. I said in m speech in congress: "I always sid with nature when it comes to a contro versy between nature and politicians. The law of,free trade is written in bold indestructible characters all over th broad face of the universe. "•I am not a democrat on the tariff I have always said so. I am not a tar iff reformer. I believe in absolute fre trade. As I have told democrats i thousand times, I am a democrat be cause there is no better party—becaus: there is no free trade party. If I wen in congress I would vote for democratii tariff bills, because that is the best that could be done." A PARTIAL SOCIALIST. It was suggested that some extrem ists hold that no man can create enough wealth by his own labor to save more than $60,000 to $100,000, and that there fore allabove that limit c'uould be con fiscated by the state, "That is socialism," said Mr. White "I believe in that. A man may ac quire more than $100,000 under the forms of the law, but in order to do i he must get possession of some of the wealth created by other persons, I is no more than equity that that which he has created should revert to the people. The holder should be satisfied with the peaceful possession and use o it during his lifetime. It may not be constitutional to enforce such an in heritanoe tax, but the constitution ought to be changed." TIE MQNTH'B «• ".T**! "• A summer breeziness and wild west- tern thrill of adventures pervade the stqr ies in the July Midland Monthly, (Des Moineg), "Our Intend Seas," written and pictured by F, W. Fitzpatrick, gives the reader a delightful voyage over our ^ lakes, and much interesting information on the trip, " Grant's Life," by Judge Emerson, this month, deyelopes six new views, taken for the Midland, at old Ft. Vancouver, on the Columbia, JVI'ss Scott concludes her "Across Country in a Van," wltba well Illustrated eketon of the City of Mex(- oo, Booker T, Washington' school is freely pictured, The , July prl?e paper, »/,£«#• Owotberf of Galena, deacritjes and illustrates the discoveries of a party of scientists in|l»e caves of the prehistoric «Ufl flwellers pf Arizpaa; Mra,*J, $. Olarkson, wife ef Gen. Qlark: BOB, Contributes, an able p,apep op Jpwft poJ< ntly rea^d before the gQoiety fp St ' EX-GOV, BOIES ON SILVER, He Says the Issue is Dead, Eicefrt the Biinetaiitsts Make a bedded Change of flfont* Goes feack oh thfi 16 to i Idea—fc!s Letter to Col. Fox tot His Book, "This Silver Side," don this extreme demand. WeJ frame our ijlattortt so that stittfess Insure bimetallism, so that tie inafi eta say it Will not, so that ouf enemies Will There is no longer any doubt that ex- Gov. Boies has gone back oh the 16 to 1 financial creed. The governor's article for a campaign book called, " The Silver Side' 1 has been given to the press, and in his contribution he definitely declares that the battle has been fought and forever lost on the issue of extreme free silver. Unless there is a change of front by the believers in bimetallism, Gov. Boies says, the cause is utterly without hope of victory. It is now pretty well known that Boles abandonment of the Bryanitedoctrineisall that prevented his nomination by the late convention. In his letter to Col. Fox, compiler of "The Silver side," Gov. Boies says, after discussing the hard times and their cause, which, with other sllverltes, he declares Is the crime of '73. I must be pardoned, therefore, if in the midst of surroundings such as the present seems to me, I stop to inquire if the great party to which it is my privilege to belong should renew the battle of the future upon lines that led it down to defeat in the contest just closed. To determine this an impartial survey of the past is certainly essential. Is it possible to point out a single parllcular in which the friends of silver will be more favorably situated in the future than they were in their last campaign? I cannot conceive of one. I know they entered that contest with the zeal and determination of new born converts to a great, an overshadowing reform. I know they were led by an able captain, who drew to his support conflicting political elements that no other man In America could have so thoroughly united in a single cause. I know the ablest o_f lieutenants, the most devoted of disciples, stood bravely by him through the long weeks of his heroic struggle, and yet truth compels me to admit that from the opening of the campaign to its close, the ranks of the silver forces were continuously decimated Instead of increased, and I know, as all others know, that the victory of their enemies has inspired them with a confidence they never knew before, and dampened, if it has done no, more, the hopes of millions of men who believed in the righteous justice of their cause. Ordinary prudence, therefore, requires that before the contest is renewed, as it necessarily will be in our next congressional election, a reasonable effort should be made to discover the predominant force that accomplished our defeat, and reasonable caution observed to avoid another like disaster from the same cause. WEAKNESS OF THE 16 TO 1 CAUSE. Let us, therefore, candidly inquire what constituted the impregnable wall against which the silver forces were constantly hurled, and from which they were beaten back in spite of the hercu- lean efforts of the most determined of their leaders. Was it anything less than a belief that continuously grew in the public mind as the canvass progressed that the practical effect of the success by the friends of silver would be the substitution of one of the money metals for the other, of silver monometallism for gold monometallism, and that such a change would increase instead of diminish the misfortunes we attribute to a single standard of gold. To my own mind there is but one possible answer to this question. That was the rock upon which our good ship foundered. It Is still in the way. It matters not how thoroughly we convince the American people that a gold standard is wrong, unless we can go farther and convince them also that what we offer In Its place is better instead of worse. This we did not succeed in doing. Thei-e is no argument that can be used in the future to accomplish that end that was not thoroughly exhausted in the contest we lost. The issue, as we made it, f urnished a coyer for our foes, under which they were not slow to take refuge, They did not assail bimetallism as a fundamental principle in our financial system. Instead of this they profess to favor it. They simply said of our plan: It means silver monometallism, no more, no less, A great majority of our people believed them, Defeat was the consequence, and it will follow as often as the Issue Is so made that they can fight us behind a breastwork that conceals their real purpose. Before we can hope for success this rampart of theirs must be razed to the ground, They must be driven from every cover and compelled to fight in open field under a flag that reveals the full measure of their intentions. Their pretense pf devotion to the cause of genuine bimetallism is a falsehood, Their plan to secure it an international fraud, Gold is their god. To lessen the demand for it by the use of silver as redemption money upon any terms, under any conditions, would cheapen it,and correspondingly increase the price of everything it measures. TMs they know, and this is the whole secret of efforts by the craftiest of leaders tp maintain a single standard of gpld. ^ The friends of silver, although once be compelled to fight the ^=--5----,-. bimetallism and openly defend gold monometallisHi as the one sole basis of our financial -system. We must drive them from theif covers, array them where they belong, against the constitution of their country, the traditions of our people, the history of every age in all the world until a hellish greed, born in the present century, drove silver at the behest of monarchy, drove silver from the place for which an oin' nipotent God designed it, and spread in its departing wake the seeds of uni- vesal deCay. To this we must make silver for moa- etary uses the exact equal to gold$ not its equal upon terms that made it such before it was assassinated, but its equal as it is today. We must stifle forever this terrifying shout of an unsound dollar of silver monometallism by which we have been once overwhelmed. To accomplish this it is not necessary that we advocate the minting of silver at its present commercial value with gold. We ought not to do so, for that would fix Its value so that no appreciation could result from its more extended use as a money metal. What we should do is to open the treasury of the union to every ounce of silver that will come to it and in lieu thereof a paper representative bearing the solemn promise of the government that It shall be redeemed In silver ot; gold at Its full market price in the great centers of trade whenever presented for redemption. We can so frame the details of such a plan as to attract to the treasury of the nation every grain of silver mined within the United States that can be spared for monetary purposes until the last dollar of paper currency now in use in this country has been supplanted by treasury notes backed to their full face value by silver or gold. Long before this Is accomplished sliver will have regained much if not all, It has lost by adverse legislation on the part of so many nations of the world. Ours Is the great sliver producing country of the globe. Confine the entire output of our mines to our own country, withhold every ounce of It from the markets of the world, and a few brief years will solve the problem for all time to come. Silver will go up in value; gold will come down; our financial system will be built upon a rock that no power on earth can shake. Prices will advance; labor will find employment; justice will be done, and the withering curse of a nation will be lifted from the shoulders of a people which has already paid the penalty of its one great sin. Col. Fox replies at length to the governor's article, and declares the solution of the financial problem suggested by him is practically the gold standard. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. Llvermore prepared to celebrate when the news that Phil. Hanna was to be consul at Trinidad came. But Phil, didn't take the ti'ain they expected and arrived at midnight. The citizens, the Gazette says, had a big reception ready, including a half bushel of cannon fire-crackers, all the flags in town, and a decorated conveyance at the depot to carry himself and wife home. A rousing • time, not unlike a 4th of July celebration was in store for him, and he would have been properly shaken up had he appeared. •*• -7- -5- When Plummergats to be lieutenant governor is the burden of one of Bailey's characteristic paragraphs: "When Brook gets to be Lieutenant Governor" then the meek and lowly lamb will stand erect on its hind feet, hump up Its back, curve its neck and with a bound of lightning rapidity .bunt the roaring lion abaft the binnacle, driving his clavical through his stomach and letting his pancreas out in the sunlight. Silver, silver, white, pale, clammy and free is the slogan. Politics maites strange bedfellows. John Christie and Wm. Mudgett will each have to vote a democratic ticket while bullets are moulded to take the place of ballots. Oh! When Brook gets to be lieutenant governor, thelamb, thellon, the tiger and the jackass will connubi- ate like sucking doves. When Brook gets to be lieutenant governor populist, popoci'at, democrat, demopop and popo- dera will singlthelr sweet orisons in unison and all will lift their voices in glad acclaim. When Brook gets to be lieutenant governor, four years of Grover and Clover and repentance in sack cloth and ashes will not be enough, but calamity rising like an anthem clear and strong; morning, noon and eve will be to him a gentle lullaby e to soothe him to peaceful sleep. Ah! yes. When Brook gets to be lieutenant governor, Just so, "when?" •f- -t- HJ. E, Paul tells the Britt News that the Yeoman society is gaining, The order is just six months old. The News says; As an instance of the rapidity with which it is growing, told us of new homesteads instituted during the past two weeks by himself as follows: Everly, 47 members; Sutherland, 56; Cylinder, 20; Calumet, 15; Dickens, 15. Of the work in the southern part of the state, he said he knew noting, as it is under the oversight of another man. But a vigorous campaign is being carried on there, too, and there is little doubt but the membership exceeds 1,000 by this'time. r » Two hundred quarter sections o£ land were sold last week at aus'.^a at Emmetsburg, being the remains of the as- filed tMoletrtttifttttfc ^ manat , despiteftdly and have injured tettailf,to»ii,iott«i" ? The Clftrki live" county. ft^HeW) lived at their heae? Gets m its n tbe inv estment company. The O acres went at 90 cents an acre, a total of $26,922. The land was mostly in Pakota, ' WESLEY, July S.-During the der storm Saturday evening p, Q. And' erson's house two miles east of Weslet was struck by lightning, knocking tk chimney to pieces and doing ble damage to the house in Mf. Anderson was sleeping about tea feet from the Chittttiey at the time, but received no injury, but the rest oS'the family Was mofe of less shocked. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lehman were out visiting Mr. Lehman's folks about eight miles northwest of town near tha Pat. Kain neighborhood and brought in word that the schoolhouse known as the Kain school house was struck by lightning during the same storm and was slightly damaged. Monday afternoon Mrs. G. Gillespie's bakery was discovered to be on fire but by the timely alarm given i 1 ' soon extinguished. Had it not discovered for a few minutes Stover's liyery barn would meet with a very close call also. W. T. Presnell's machine shed would also bave burned. It is not exactly known just how the fire originated, but the supposition is that it started by some little children play. ing with fire crackers around the back yard. Ira Jones met with quite an accident N Saturday evening. He returned home from Algona, where he had been accompanied by Miss Punnemark, taking in the celebration. On arriving here he waited until the storm was '•• over and secured a livery rig of D, B, 5 Bacon to take the young lady home, about three miles north of town. They arrived there all safe, but in coming i home he lost his bearings and ran the team into a wire fence. One of the horses is cut up so bad it is thought it will have to be killed, while the other is very badly crippled. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Butts -are visiting with Guy's father in Chicago this week. Hulver Tlum of Emmetsburg Sunday ed here with his father and mother who live two miles north of town. Work has been commenced on the Methodist church. Amy Engstrom has the contract of putting on the improvements, which consist of an addition on the east side of the present building of 20x28 feet and an addition on the west of 8x18 feet. The interior of the o\4 building will be remodelled and seated with new seats. When completed it will be as neat a little church building as you will find in the county. It will be ready to be dedicated about the last of August. Rev. C. E. Plummer and family returned from Belraond Saturday, where they were attending campraeeting. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford and Mr. Galer and family were attending campmeet- iner last week at Belmond. Rev. Douglass arrived from Toledo last Thursday to take charge of the Congregational church 'here. He preached Sunday morning and evening and the committee that have tha hiring of the preacher in charge decided to look a little further before hiring. Mr, Douglass took the train this morning for his home at Toledo, Iowa. J. J. Budlong, H. D. Hodges, Hugh McCutchin, and G. B. Hall started for 1 Crystal Lake Tuesday for a day's fishing. We exp_ect to hear large fish stories on their return, Wesley was well represented at Algona the 3rd, and all report a grand good time. OBOPS AVERAGE WELL. The State Bureau Finds a Pretty Fair Condition For .July. The July reports of the crops correspondents of the state weather and crop service have been tabulated, showing the average condition of crops to be as follows: Corn, 76 per cent.; winter wheat 61; spring wheat 88; oats 83; barley 93; rye 87; flax 88; timothy 89: clover 89; millet 100; broom corn 82; potatoes 92; sorghum 85; apples 84; plums 72; grapes 80, The average decrease in the acreage of corn, compared with last year, is 6 percent, FOR THE PAST WEEK, The average daily temperature of the ' past week was 8 to 5 degrees above nor- : mal, and the heat was unusually oppressive on account of excessive humidity of the air, The rainfall, in the form of light showers, was generally less than the seasonable amount, but some portions of the southern district received a considerable excess, making the soil too wet to cultivate the corn fields, The week has been very favorable for the growth of pasturage, potatoes, flax and garden truck, and for corn that had been properly cultivated, Corn te made flne progress except where QuUl' vation has been hindered by excess of moisture, In all districts early defeated, are npt yet This will not be true after & second d jea,t, In out' next great battle we must win ior our cause is Jpst. BOW CM we w j s ? This } 8 the one should be foe con, hQmeto , n, Ibe intelligence, of every friend , . °» e to, suM rato the Queer Case of Winfield, soptt county, has the dig' tlnotion of producing the moat unique Piece of litigation ever prpducedin Iowa or in the West, it is believed, jj. R, Cumraings has sued Robert Qlarfc and hie wife, ed fields are being laid by. Haymak' ing is in progress, but the work baf been materially hindered by JlfW showers and cloudiness, Spring '" is generally filling well, ana no r,,., are received of damage by rust en 1 Jo- sects. Pats and barley are improvlpg- JJtedn't Heard of Quusnulwe- Dr, Gunsaulus has recently compelled to retire,- at least ly, from active work pn apopunt health. This repalls a story abp«t W»; which originated during the campaign last fall, deeply interested Clark,, fop $5,000 alleged tP have beep him because pf aefat»§tiPB fee benefit were written

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