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THE tPJSSlB »&§ M01NE8: AlGONA, tnWA. WtfflNESPAY. JULY 14, 1807 t*AS. A WAftftfif*. ,n . Ofi«feopyjsl* months.. 76 One copy tttt* await* « SMI to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express o*- R«»tiblicaii Couhtjr Convention Tdth6rfefmblle»nfel«ctdf(ioi Mossuth fic__ tvi There will be a delegate convention of the rebtibHcans O f tfossuth county held at the court house in Algona, Iowa, on THdajr, Attg. 13,1897, at 11 o'clock a. in.. Jof the purpose «t selecting sixteen delegates to atfett* the Mite contention, to be held at Cedar Baplds, Iowa, oft the 18th day of Angrist, 1897. also for the purpose of placing In nomination a taftdiaafe fot representftfive in the eighty- third legislative district, and for the selection of county chairman, and for the transaction of each other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation Will toe as follows i One delegate at large for each precinct and one additional delegate for each 25 votes or major fraction thereof cast for Edwin H. Conger, elector at large, in the presidential election of 1898. 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 call is as follows: Precinct Com. No. Del. Alcona—Plrstward..B. Telller 6 Second ward.......W. P. Jones 6 Third ward P.L. Slagle 4 Fourth ward.......F. D. Calkins 6 Burt...... .....John Kerr 8 Buffalo. Robert Welter 4 Cresco... O. A. Potter 6 Eagle ....John Llndblom 2 Fenton ..M. Weisbrod 3 Greenwood 8. Mayne. ...: 8 German... Wm. Schrader 3 Germanla Chas. G. Wortman... B Grant N. H. Beard.... 3 Garfleld G.S. Wright 3 Harrison W. B. Peet.... 6 Hebron Wm. Goodrich 4 Irvlngrton Beth Newcomb 6 IiUVerne I.P.Harrison 0 Lotts Creek A.H.Bixby 3 Ledyard W.A.Wright 5 Lincoln .Jas. Warburton 4 Portland M. J. Mann & Plum Creek K. P. Keith. 4 Prairie. .Chas. Relnecke 2 riverdale ..J.O. Paxson 3 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Seneca Henry Warner 4 Swea .0. A. Brickson 4 Sherman W. E. Starks. 4 Springfield.... W. J. Burton 3 •Onion. T. W. Sarchett 4 Wesley Z. 8. Barrett 9 Whittemore N. L. Cotton 7 Total number of delegates 161 B. F. CROSE, Chairman. well known In Aigo&ft. Me has appeared often IB court here* the last llfte, we belief6, as attofney fof Mf. SchichtHn the Sebichtl divorce case. His taoet notable appearance was when he came over to enthuse the local democracy over Cleveland's second election. A big demonstration was gotten up, coat oil was freely burned, and con* fronted by hundreds of bantrers, which all hod something about "Grover and Clover," he arose on the south portico of the court house to tell about the good times that were about to descend upon us. fie made a good speech and was evidently ashamed to go back on it, fof he is Still a Grover democrat. But the crowd that cheered him has no such compunctions, tfhe should come over now to give that same speech he couldn't hold even the boys in the jail, if they had good stiff broomsticks to dig out with. hew hospital equipped, at it will be, with the best modern conveniences, there is no reason why these patients should not be sent to Iowa City. Instead of such a hospital being an injury to the medical profession of the state it should be a distinct advantage. Ill THIS A. A. Sifertis at Mason City taking a summer course of study. The new electric road from Mason City to Clear Lake is running. Eev. Clapp is holding special meet' ings for the Presbyterians at Rolfe. Rev. Bagnell was at Livermore last Week working up an excursion to Spirit Lake. The Fourth of July wind took of! B. V. Daniels' windmill B. C. Latneraux's. in Buffalo, also Township Caucuses. Second ward—At Wigwam, Friday, July 10, at 8 o'clock. W. P. Jones, Com. Third ward—At normal school, Friday, July 16, at 8 o'clock. P. L. Slagle, Com. Fourth ward—Sheriff's office, Friday evening, July 16, at 8 o'clock. F. D. Calkins, Com. Plum Creek—At Bice school house, Saturday, Aug. 7, at 8 o'clock. E. P. Keith, Com. Union—At Hermann school house, Saturday, July 31. at 8 o'clock. Thos. Sarchett, Com. 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. FBANK SLAOLB. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican convention. FRANK J. KERNAN. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the repi E. P. KEITH. I hereby announa sheriff subject to the action of the republican county convention. MAEY ELLEN LEASE says: "The silver question is an issue of the past." Then she adds: "Socialism is the hope of the country, and in the next campaign the fight must be made for the industrial emancipation of the people." THE Cedar Rapids Republican offers a homely suggestion. It is that everybody who feels inclined to discuss state taxes take a look at the back of his tax receipt. The levies of the various townships and the purposes of them will tell an interesting story to even a casual reader. Look over your tax re ceipt, __ _ FRED E. WHITE denies some of the statements attributed to him in the Chicago Times-Herald interview. He admits, however, that in a general way his talk with the correspondent was outlined. He does not deny that be is a radical of the radicals, and that he wants a cheaper dollar, absolute free trade, and such a tax on large for tunes as will annihilate them. AFTER everybody has perused what Fred White and bis followers have to say about hard times we hope everybody will give amomentto "Poor Richard," It has been 150 years since "Poor Richard" sized up the situation, but there is more sense in what he says than in all three of the Des Moines platforms together. JUDGE CARR was nominated for the legislature Saturday at the Polk county primaries, A nomination is equivalent to an election, and the next house Witt enjoy the genial presence of one of wen, Judge Carr will be a for good in the legislature, He f broad views, of splendid and of force, Senator Ches. hire was renomlnated. He also is a strong wan in the legislature and. one wboee presence Is a credit to the state Ipw& }s fortunate when suob men are THE CIT5T THE UPPER DES MOINES seriously questions the wisdom and political expediency of calling the Algonacaucuses on two days' notice to be held a month ahead of the convention and three weeks ahead of the date recommended by the county committee. It sees no reason why Algona should not conform to the resolutions adopted in two successive county conventions, the second time by unanimous vote, fixing a regular time for holding both conventions and caucuses. It is certainly unprecedented to override such a recommendation as well as that of the county committee and hold caucuses on such short notice. The movement began, we believe, in the Second ward, where but for the vigorous protest of Mr. Starr the caucus was to have been held last Saturday evening. It was finally postponed until Friday evening of this week. The caucuses in the remaining wards are called, as we understand it, to prevent the Second ward from getting any advantage. If this reasoning is correct the calling of all the' Algona caucuses three weeks ahead of the remaining townships puts the city in the position of taking an unfair advantage. We have little confidence in the reasoning. No one gains anything by such hasty action. But a suspicion remains, and should the delegations chosen now prove specially influential in determining the action of the convention the campaign opens with needless friction. All caucuses should be held at the same time, substantially at least. This has twice been declared the wish of the republicans in county conventions. It is the fair way and injures nobody and creates no suggestion of an attempt to take undue ad vantage. On the other hand calling caucuses in town weeks in advance of a date the county can possibly agree upon, on a few days' notice, and before the candidates in the field have been fairly 'considered or their merits canvassed is without reason, and without justification from the standpoint of good politics. If it is not too late, we believe that the republicans who assemble Friday evening should transact but one piece of business and that is to adjourn promptly to the date set by the county committee, Saturday, Aug. 7. The Wesley Reporter says H. C. Hoi- lenback will not be a candidate for supervisor this fall. Senator Hartshorn's boy at Emmetsburg is christened Mark Hannu Hartshorn. That is a mascot now. The Monitor says P. B. Crose has gone into G. V. Blade's barber shop at Burt. PeniSQR Review expresses what , to be a general sentiment; " It 4l much, to be regretted that the legis lature atiti July westing did apt make ' libra,. TBS wpb to 1® regreJfeed tot OUR SILVER COMMISSION. The report that France has joined hands with the commissioners sent abroad by President McKinley, and has instructed its embassy at London to co-operate with them, again brings the prospect of an international agreement for the use of silver to the front. If this report is authentic it is sufficient to warrant the effort President MoKlnley is making. An international agreement may not result, but until every possible chance of securing It has been exhausted the friends of silver, who believe In actual bimetallism, will not he satisfied. In speaking of the situation tbe National Review of London, with some show of authority, says; •'We are able to announce that England's reply will be that the government is willing to reopen the Indian mints, to make a further substantial contribution to the rehabilitation of silver by extending its uses in England, by increasing the legal tender of silver, making silver the basis of notes, and empowering the Bank of England to use its silver reserve, and that material assistance and strong moral support will be given to the object the United States Franoe have in view." It is a strong team. Buffalo Center opened its Fourth of July celebration with a union prayer meeting at 6 o'clock in the morning. The Gazette says the Livermore tennis team, Brunson, Eakins. and Sullivan went to Bode and did the boys to a finish. Farmers can't get help at Germania. The Standard says prosperity has already come if good wages and plenty to do is a sign. Rev. Bailey of Cedar Rapids preaches at Seneca this evening, at Lone Rock tomorrow evening, and at the Thos. Burt school house In Union Friday evening. The Champion says that Hanna & Swanson of Whittemore have sold their patent milk weigher to the Chicago Supply Co. They make a good thing, how much is not stated. The meanest man lives at Arra- stron. Once a week he hypnotizes his wife and she runs the lawn mower over the front yard while believing she is enjoying a bicycle spin. Rev. Harvey Hostetler of Sioux City is to become president of Buena Vista college. He graduated from the state university of Iowa with the famous class of 1880, and is one of the leading Presbyterian ministers of the state. Ray Harkness, Humboldt's speedy pitcher a half dozen years ago, was operated on in Salt Lake City last week for appendicitis and is coming on nicely. The Forest City Summit says: Ho pitches for one of the "Rocky" leagues this season. Corwith Crescent: Mr. and Mrs. D. Manwaring drove over from Algona Tuesday, From this place they will drive to Dows, Mrs. Cbas. Miller accompanying them. They will pay an extended visit to relatives and friends at the latter place. Iowa Falls Sentinel: J. W. Hay and' family of Algona, visited relatives and old friends in Iowa Falls for several days last week and over Sunday. Mr. Hay is the senior partner in the well known real estate firm of Hay & Rice at the county seat of "Big Kossuth. J. T. Standrlng and M. B. Sapp of Corwith have been in Texas. They report to the Crescent that the weather is fine and crops immense. The Crescent says: These gentlemen expect to soon return to Texas, where they have large interests. There are whole colonies of northern people settling In Texas. As Its . area Is about five times that of Iowa, there is plenty of room. Swea City Herald: Supt. Reed is a practical and very enthusiastic worker both in and out of the school room. He is determined to keep the teachers busy in their line of work during their vacation, even In the hottest part of the year, and yet the teachers, all we know of, want to see him kept in that office. It looks us though Ben was made of the right material and had by his long and constant energy moulded that material for every good purpose in his line of work. Garner has a queer crazy man. The Signal says: "When asked his name 1 stopped my horse lately, where ft frreat number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man, with white locks, "Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ; how shall we ever be able to pay them? What would advise us to do?" Father Abraham stood up, and replied, " If you would have my advice, 1 will give It to you in short; for, a word to the wise is enough as Poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering around him, he proceeded as follows:— "Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed Very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and|much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four matter gentlewoman, on' path rnent ortefvlkdei Would times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners can not ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that helps themselves, as Poor Klchard says. "I. It would be thought a hard government that should task its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but Idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by bringing on disease, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright,'as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, Poor Richard says. How much more than Is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says. " If time be of all things the most pre-. clous, wasting time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, lost time is never found again; and what wo call time enough always proves little enough. Let us then be up and be doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. Sloth makes all things different but industry, all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. Drive thy business, let not it drive thee; early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise, as Poor Richard says. "So what signifies wishing and hoping for better times? We make these times better, if we bestir ourselves. Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hopes will die fasting. There are no gains without pains; then help, hands, for I have no lands; or, if I have, they are smartly taxed. He that hath a trade, hath an estate; and he that hath a calling, hath an office of the want of it; but ft man's profitable; for, if you Would have ft faithful servant, and one that you like, seive yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe Was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider Was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for the Want of a little care about a horseshoe nail. "lit So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business: but to these we must add frugality, if we Would make our industry more certainly success- 'ful. A man may, if he knoWS not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a groat at last. A fat kitchen makes a lean will; and— Many estates are spent in getting, Since women forsook spinning and knitting, And men for punch forsook hewing and split- ing. If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her outgoes are greater than her incomes. " Away then with your expensive follies, and you will not then have so much cause to complain of hard times, heavy taxes, and chargeable families; f or— y6tt pteftse" afid that Stich ftn edict *MM £ a breach 6f youf privileges, and ifashTi? eminent tyrannical! And yet *OB \* about to put yourself .tmde* such &«**» When you tun in debt for such, dfesi v«»' creditor has authority, at his ' deprive you of your liberty, you in gaol till you shall be able to i When you have got Women and wine, gain and deceit, Make the wealth small and the want great. And further, what maintains one vice and HOSPITAli AT IOWA CJT¥. A eouple of doctors, Clapp and Hobby, who have a small sanitarium at Iowa City, have sent out a circular to tbe medical profession of the state complaining of the proposed management of the new hospital, They state at tbe outset that $150,000 is being spent on it, when the fact Is the contract has been let for $43,090, They want tbe pbysiplans of tbe s,t»te. to unite Jn a demand tbat no patients be admitted to it who are aj?l? tp pay for treatment at priy&te hospital!. This, if done, wo»id destroy tbe y§ry pwrpegf IPP whieb a convenient hospital was proji4j|l ty Jtienot paupers but etiier hospitals, aaa it i§ enUtle.4 to a sjcm»a $S his reply was'a man of destiny.' He seemed to comprehend questions, but would not talk. When shown a watch he told the hour by pounding on the table, and he also gave bis age at 87 by pounding on the table 87 times. When asked about his family he pointed up. When asked other questions he would measure off with his fingers on bis chair or the table and if his finger steps came even he would nod his head for yes, and if odd shake his head for no. His eyes sparkled and he seemed good natured." POUTIQAIi NOTES, The Nevada Representative gives the Story county candidate for the legislature a good send off. " He has been good spirited, a good republican, a good soldier, a good farmer and a good man." Mart Whelen is going to be renoml* nated for the legislature in Emmet, Pickenson and Osceola counties with' out a contest, It is rare that a man who represents three counties fares so well, Mart deserves all his success. Tbe Webster City Freeman says State Superintendent Sabin should be renomlnated. He ie one of the leading educators of tbe United States, He bas done a great work fop tbe public schools, and nothing can possibly be gaine^ by a change. CJ&y county }s talking Hon. W, W, Cornwall lor »third, term as represent' ative, with the. ipeakership iByjejar, Mr, Cornwall bas been, one of tbe safest a$4 ibjest men of tb§' present tore m& bie peJeeWoe to a t' Hwald glvs bim § pojitfpn, o; 1 eayibehfts serveJbls terwln Bteheift will profit and honor, as Poor Richard says; but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling followed, or neither the estate nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes. If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter; for, industry pays debts, while despair increas- eth them. What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy ; diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plow deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrows, as Poor Richard says ; and further, never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catoh you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is so much to be done for yourself, your family, your country, your king. Handle your tools without mittens; remember that the cat in gloves catches no mice, as Poor Richard says. It is true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak-handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects; for constant dropping wears away stones ; and by diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and little strokes fell great oaks. "Methinks I hear some of you say, must a man afford himself no leisure? I will tell thee, my friend, what poor Richard says ; employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy mon never; for, a life of leis ure and a life of lazineus are two things, Many, without labor, would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock; whereas, industry gives comfort, and plenty, and respect. Fly pleasures and they will follow you, The diligent spinner has a large shift; and now I have a cow, every one bids me good-morrow, "H, But with owr industry we must likewise be steady and careful, and oversee our own affairs with our own eyes, and not trust too much to others; for, as Poor further, what maintains one would bring up two children. You may think, perhaps, that a little tea or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly clothes a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no great matter; but remember many a [little makes a miokle. Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship, as poor Richard says; and again, who dainties love shall beggars prove; and moreover, fools make feasts and wise men eat them. " Here you are got together at this sale of fineries and knick-knacks. You call them goods; but, if you do not take care, they will prove evils to some of you. You expect they will be sold cheap, and perhaps they may for less than they cost; but, if you have no occasion for them, they must be dear to you. Remember what poor Richard says; buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries. And again, at a great pennyworth pause a while. He means, that perhaps the cheapness is apparent only, and not real; or, the bargain, by straitening thee in thy business, may do' thee more harm than good. For in another place he says many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths. Again, it is foolish to lay out money in a I purchase of repentance; and yet this folly is practiced every day at auctions, for want of minding the almanac. Many a one, for the sake of finery on the back, have gone with a hungry belly and half-starved their families. Silks and satins, scarlet and velvets, put out the kitchen fire, as poor Richard says. '•These are not the necessities of life; they can scarceless be called the conveniences ; and yet, only because they look pretty, how many want to have them. By these, and other extravagances, the genteel are him. en you ave got your barjati you inay, perhaps, think little of paying.' but as Poor Richard says, creditors ha^ better memories than debtors; creditors afra a superstitious sect, great observers -oi M days and times. The day coines round bfr fore you are aware, and the demand is made before you are prepared to satisfy H« or, if you bear your debt in mind, the term which seemed so long, will, as it lessens appear extremely short. Time will seea ' to have added wings to his heels as well &» his shoulders. Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. At present, perhaps, you may think yourselves in thriving circumstances, and that you can bear a little extravagance without injury butr- ' For age and want save while you may No morning sun lasts a whole day. ' Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and it is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel, as Poor Richard says: s», rather go to bed supper- less, than rise in debt. Get what you can, and what you get hold; 'Tls the stone that will turn all your lead Into, gold. I never saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet aa ort-rewoveft family, Tfegt throve PQ well as thow%at eettlea be, and. thy And ggain, three removes ure as ba4 as a fire; aufi 6 g a jn, keep thy SfePJt Will Keep fliee; a«d WQ»W have your business §g a jn . , $fyo\j i jf B0 t, e PjpugU wouij muj| eithe toe eye o! ve ye. will 40 ujjnigre WftBt gf knowledge ; ana epiu, not to over- reduced to poverty, and forced to borrow of those whom they formerly despised, but who, through industry and frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that a plowman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have a small estate left them which they knew not the getting of; they think, it is day and it never will be night, that a little to be spent out of so much is not worth minding; but always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom, as Poor Richard says: and then, when the well is dry, they know the worth of water. But this they might have known before, if they had taken his advice. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing, as Poor Richard says; and, indeed, so does he that lends to such people, when he goes to get it in again. Poor Dick further advises, and says,— Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse; Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse. And again, pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of one piece; but Poor Dick says, it is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it. And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox, Vessels large may venture more, Bu*. little boats should keep near shore. It is, however, a folly soon punished; for, as Poor Richard says, Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. Pride breakfast ed with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy, And, after all, of what use is this pride of appearance, for which so much is risked, so much is suffered? It cannot promote health, nor ease pain; it makes no increase of merit in the person; it creates envy; it hastens misfortune. "But what madness must it be to run in debt for these superfluities? We areaf- fered by the terms of this sale, six months credit; and that, perhaps, has induced some of us to attend it, because we cannot spare the ready money, and hope now to be fine without it. But, ah! think wh»t you dp when you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty, if you cw»ot pay»t tti&t time, you will be ash&medto see your creditor 5 you will be { B f eftP when you »pe»k to him; you, will w ft ke poor, nitl* xul, sneaking excuses, and by degrees, ooeie to lose your veracity, RB <1 sink, } B tob we , a.ownrjgh,t lying; for the aesona vice is ly- teg, the first J» running indebt, &§ Poor to tbe same wg. And when you have got the philosopher's' stone, sure you will no longer complain of bad times, or the difficulty of paying taxes. " IV. This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom; but, after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry, and frugality, and prudence, though excel lent things; for they may all be blasted, without the blessing of Heaven: and, therefore ask that blessing humbly, and be not uncharitable to those that at present seem to want it, but comfort and help them.' Remember, Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous. "And now, to conclude, experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, as Poor Richard says, and scarce in that; for, it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct^, However, remember this; they that will not be coun- selled cannot be helped; and further, that, if you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckle, as Poor Richard says." Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practised the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon; for the auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly. SOME BI& HAIL STOKES, Clay County Suffered In tbe Celebration Night Storm—State Crop Report. The big storm that wound up the. celebration in Algona sent down some astonishing hail stones in Clay county, the Reporter says: Some fields of the finest wheat and barley almost ready for harvest were literally beaten into the ground. What few heads remained standing were completely threshed out, not a grain being left. Much damage was also done to fruit trees. Mr..; Scharf j near Fostoria had a pretty little-orchard started. The bodies of the-trees are literally pealed, with bruises every inch or two. A pigeon on Mr, A. Smith's barn had |both eyes knocked out by a falling stone and also a wing broken. A son of Mr. Hoffrlchter was out ploughing corn when the storm caught him. The team became unmanageable and ran away, injuring one horse severely. His son escaped with a terribly bruised back from the strlk- of huge stones. The hailstones are reported of almost incredible size. Some five inches long and others too large to go Into a teacup. Besides the damage to crops a great amount of window glass was broken, almost every pane in the south and west of every house unless protected. The windows in school houses No. 3 and 15 had one pane left in each, while No, 10 had two in the south which were" unharmed; STATE REPORT OP THE WEEK; The past week brought five days of unseasonably high temperature, which were followed by two days of cooler weather with refreshing showers, The amount of rainfall was variable, but nearly all sections .received sufficient moisture for present needs, TheshQW' ers on the 9th were heavy in some localities, with brisk winds, causing heavy grain and hay to lodge to some extent; but on the whole the rains were very beneficial to all crops. The heat and humidity gave the corn crop a wonderful growth, and no damage resulted from hot winds, This crop Is generally laid by, invariable condition as to slae, stand and freedom from weeds, The early planted core i] coming into tassel, at fair height; ana the general reports indicate about three-fourths of an average crop, The hot and moist weather was somewhat unfavorable to spring wheat m oats, wblcb are now at the stage to receive injury by rust and blight. Reports indicate tbe appearance of r« s » in numerous sections, but tbe copier weather has checked its progress, m the extent of damage may not ww great as bas been anticipated Barley and rye are being 1 and some early sown oats will within tbe coming week. progress bas been made in seouwj bay crop, Pastures are Potatoes are doing better, not to be we or speak to any But poverty ejtea deprives» w OB OB Sunda t Clear Jaly 18 t Rev, and orator, will T, •reach in tbf Parl? pavilion at Clear._-— ., Above occasion tbe Chicago* Mil & 8t. P»»l m\\my will r«a low rate exoureioB train 'to Clea-r toe, mi pg.. train »UJ lea.ve AJgonaat Pare for tbe PPHWJ mP fj- olujei free fMjnaisjloa to. Uthe MffUilOB to hear the 6§»'

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