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BES MOINJSSJ ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, ,-*,^,^:.. ,., ., .^ ^^^.^. . ,„,>,......„ _ u ' 7 ' ' BIT IKQHAM A WAfcREN. T«rms to Subscribers. One copy, one year M.fiO One copy, six months 76 Onecopy, three months 40 Sent to any addi-ess at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. GOV, DRAKE'S WITHDilAWAL. Gov. Drake has written a dignified letter-stating that be will not be a candidate for a second term. His falling, bealth and a recent injury compel bim to withdraw from active politics. Stories have been In circulation in Des Molnes about bis private life, but these have had nothing to do with his action, A committee consisting of A. B. Cummins, B. F. Elbert, B. L. Chase, Cyrenus Cole, Lafe Young, and Carroll Wright made a careful investigation into all the gossip, and not a particle of foundation was found for it, blackmail being the evident intent. "Blackmail or attempted and unsuccessful blackmail," says the Capital, "and the personal malice of one office seeker has been at the bottom of it all." " CHBI8TIANIZATION." In another column appears a signed interview with Horace Mann, who is just back from Washington wiih a view to taking an active part in the campaign for Fred E. White. This interview is of added importance inasmuch as it is generally understood that Kossuth county democrats and the allied forces will present Mr. Mann as a candidate against Congressman Dolliver next year, if they do not decide to make him the legislative nominee this fall. Mr. Mann—and his interview will be seen to be substantially along the lines Mr. White has laid down—says that " christlanization" is the real aim of the democrats and their friends. By this he means a modified socialism whereby interest, rents, profits are to be abolished and whereby " the rich man must acquire something of the spirit which Christ endeavored to instill with the words' If thou would'st be perfect go and sell that thou hast and give to the poor.'" That this is all new democratic gospel goes without saying. But it is substantially the Fred E. White idea, and is worthy of serious consideration in view of the fact that a state campaign is likely to bo tnado on it. Mr. Mann intends to stump the county quite thoroughly and present these broader issues. of wisdom to continue his can be had. services It they The Sioux City Journal has a column editorial on Senator Funk, very strongly endorsing him for governor. The talk of Senator Funk having serious opposition all poppy-cock. in Dickinson county is The business revival has set in. Keep an eye on it. Kossuth will furnish a lively scramble for Senator Funk's place if he is nominated for governor. Several senatorial candidates are being discussed. SENATOR FUNK LEADS. The withdrawal of Gov. Drake has brought out a long list of available candidates for the governor's chair, many of them among Iowa's ablest men, but the field is clearly distanced by Senator Funk and Lieut. Gov. Parrott. These two by reason of long service in the senate and wide acquaintance in all parts of the state have special advantage, to say nothing of the earlier mention and of their personal qualifications. Between these two Senator Funk has the advantage of location and of a clear field. Of the many candidates none is from northern or northwestern Iowa, while an even dozen are likely to divide the strength of the other sections of the state. Senator Funk entering the convention as he will with a solid local support will undoubtedly lead, and in his case this leadership will not have the effect of solidifying an opposition to him, for ho is going to be strong in many quarters, and a second choice in many delegations. It is impossible to forecast the action of the convention at Cedar Rapids. But in acquaintance, in public experience, in recognized fitness for the place Senator Funk ranks with any man mentioned, while in enthusiastic and united backing he will lead them all. THE MONTH'S MAQAZINEB. The new battleship Iowa, "The Queen of the Navy," is beautifully pictured and well described in the August Midland Monthly (Des Moines). Gen. Lyon and the Fight for Missouri, by Captain Clark, is a fine tribute to the first great martyr to the union cause. The outdoor articles in this number are Birds of the Midland Region, second paper, by D. L. Savage, the ornithologist: the Western Meadow Lark, by Ida A. Baker, and A Morning Afield, by Minnie Stichter, all illustrated. The prize story, The Vagrant of Caser Mine, and a Tragedy of the Plains, are western tales that surge with real life. The editor pays timely tribute to John A. Logan. There is an abundance of good poetry in the August Midland. To many, not the least interest ing reading will be the announcement that, first of all the magazines, the Midland will in September profusely illustrate the Yukon Valley Gold Fields of Alaska. IN THIS NJ3IQHBOBHOOD. Buffalo Center will celebrate its birthday, Aug. 3. Earl Stephens is up to his neck in hay business, the Ledyard Leader says. A farmer south of Wesley loaded 207 fat cattle a week ago. It took 13 cars. Dr. L. B. Baker, oncoaLuVerne politician, has bought a laundry at Humboldt. All the school houses in Irvington township are receiving a fresh coat of paint. Miss Alice Mann went to Minneapolis to attend the wedding of Cora Van Velsor. John Smith of Whittemore is going up to the Alaska gold fields, the Champion says. Rev. J. W. Gelger talked to the Spencer A. O. U. W. Monday. His $50,000 libel suit is set for October. Mr. Morling drops out of the law firm of Soper, Allen & Morling at Emmats- burg and will go it alone. C. B. Hall of Cedar Falls and Miss Clara Foster of Humboldt visited Capt. Foster in Algona last week. Cerro Gordo county kicks on its assessment. It claims that its land is 67 cents an acre higher than any adjoining county. Mr. and Mrs. N. Hoft'er celebrated their golden wedding at Wesley yesterday. The Reporter predicted a big social event. The Humboldt Independent began its useful career just 37 years ago. For 23 of these years Al. Ad'ams has .guided its destiny. May Al. have 23 years more at the very least. The threshers of Pocahontas county have formed a trust and set up the prices for their work. They have evidently been watching the operations of the coal barons of the 'east. Leonard, the Clay county cattle thief, whose trial was held in Emmetsburg a couple of years ago, recently escaped from the Anamosa penitentiary. He had about two years more to serve. Clear Lake Mirror: A. A. Sifert, principal of the Buffalo Center schools, called on the Mirror Friday. He has been visiting his sister in Mason City. Mr. Sifert preached to the Burchinal Methodists last year. The crooks have been getting even with Sheriff Narey of Spirit Lake. He has been sleeping in a tent during the late warm weather and has lost several of his valuables in consequence. The Estherville Democrat says ho did well to save his whiskers. bly bruising him. Those were accidents enough for one town for a whole season. Bancroft Register: The Estherville Democrat jumps onto Mr. Pearson of Swea City because he did not liberally reward the sheriff and marshal of that town for arresting the fellow who had burgled his store and returning a part of the goods taken. For what are the salaries of such officers provided if not the payment for just such acts? Does our neighbor county distribute her offices as an empty honor merely, and expect incumbents to maintain themselves by returning lost handkerchiefs, stray cats and the occasional detention of larger game? From the Democrat's article one would think Esthervllle's officers were sleeping car porters. Xitke Copper Heads. Sioux City Journal: The Algona Courier is a pretty fair example of the popocratio press. Under the head, " More Mills Close," the Courier puts in the most conspicuous place in its columns a list of a few cotton mills in New England which are said to have been shut down indefinitely, whether really for repairs or otherwise, Is not stated or known. But the Courier seizes upon the report with eagerness and delight. Nothing so enthuses and joyfully excites these popocratic organs as a story of business misfortune or of failure. They dote on it. It is what they are looking for—what they yearn for. The heart panteth not for the water brooks so thirstily as does the popocrat- ic press for a business failure or suspension. They seize upon and exaggerate exery report of discouraging character. Hundreds of industries are reviving. A multitude of establishments that were long closed or running on short time have resumed or enlarged operations. For several months reports of such happenings have been daily published. But such a popocratic organ as the Courier has been careful to avoid even mentioning anything of the sort, to say nothing of emphasizing it or of congratulating the country upon it. One would naturally suppose that any newspaper interested in the good of the country would hail with delight all signs of prosperity, would take advantage of them to encourage the people and would neglect no opportunity for using them to promote further improvement. The popocratic press does nothing of the kind. It will ostensibly pass by u hundred cases of revived Industry, ignoring and often denying them, but the moment there is rumor of shutting down of a mill it is rolled as a sweet morsel under the tongue. If the popocratic press is confronted with evidence of revival which it cannot deny outright, it straightway bestirs itself to belittle, to depreciate, to explain it away. It is a good deal like the copperhead newspaper in the days of the civil war. The news of a union victory enshrouded every copperhead face in gloom, but a confederate victory was a signal for rejoicing. When Grant started south from Potomac and Sher- VIEWS OF HORACE MANN. He Would Have Free Coinage of Silver at 16 to 1 as One Remedy for Alleged Evils. But He Also Says There Are Others, and He Proceeds to Enumerate )9ome of Them. THE TARIFF BILL PASSED. At 3 o'clock Saturday the senate adopted the report of the conference committee on the tariff by a vote of 40 to 30. Thus the great contest of the extra session is at an end. The president has attached his signature and a new revenue law, which promises to provide enough money to pay running expenses, is in operation. There has been great debate over special features ofthenewlaw. Members have differed widely as to the wisdom or need of certain provisions. But the law as a whole is a republican measure, and probably as good as it is possible, with so many conflicting interests, to secure. The credit of the decisive victory in the senate is given freely to Senator Allison. The credit of the most enlivening speech of the entire debate is given freely to Congressman Dolliver. NEWS AND COMMENT. Rook well City Advocate: The Algona TtoEB DBS MOINES suggests that the Tenth district join with the Eleventh and together secure the nomination of Senator Funk for governor. It is true that a united northwestern Iowa can probably secure his nomination, while if divided this section will not secure anything. Clay and Palo Alto counties are going to give JJepreaentatlve Cornwall a third tejBJ, in speaking of it the Spencer Wewjs says: When any district has secured a representative who has faithfully repre. seated the people and given the district dls- \ legislative circles, it la the part Pocahontas Record: Mr. and Mrs. Seeley of Whittemore are here spending the week with their son, Jas. Seeley, who Is pharmacist at Jones' drug store. Mr. Seeley reports that our crops are about ten days ahead of crops in Kossuth county, which he thinks is due to our getting more rain. Emmetsburg Reporter: The Algona Deposit and Loan association just issued their seventh semi-annual statement last week. The association had just declared a dividend at the rate of 14.89 per cent for the first half of 1897. This is certainly a good showing and demonstrates that the stockholders of the association making a good thing from their investments. As Miss Bertha Wylder of Spiritf Lake was returning home from calling on a neighbor about 9 o'clock one evening last week she was attacked by a tramp who threatened to kill her if she screamed. She fought him llice a tigress for nearly half an hour and fortunately a team and buggy came along and frightened the fiend away before he had accomplished his devilish purpose. At Estherville last week a trim young lady stepped into the postofflce and in the most pronounced Bostonian accents said: "Is then a lettah heah for Miss Pigg?" "Naw" remarked Charlie, " but here is a postal card for your father." When the stylish young lady from the eastern hub read the address "Peter Hogg, Esq.," she made some caustic remark about smart Alecks and left in high dudgeon. Emmetsburg furnished a chapter of accidents last week. Aocordingjto the Democrat W. D. Ferguson caught his foot in his buggy wheel in alighting and has a broken leg. M. F. Brennan was thrown from a wagon and badly bruised about the face. Will. Raddi- gan was bitten -on the arm by a horse and lost a large chunk of fldsh, to say nothing of part of his coat sleeve. George Harrison was thrown down and man cut loose from Atlanta, the copperheads with gleeful anticipatlondeclared that they were going to ruin, and for a long time, indeed till the final and conclusive victory, they denied that any progress was being made. They belittled and explained away each successive report of the advance of the union arms, and if there happened to be an occasional report of a rebel advantage they showed their joy and enthusiasm as plainly as the Courier and other pop- ocratic organs welcome any exception to the general industrial improvement. No political party in the United States ever yet.has permanently prospered on such a basis. The copperheads of the old days utterly failed. So will any other party whose prosperity rests upon disaster to the country. Jibe at it, sneer at it as they may, industrial conditions are steadily improving. Progress is being made. And it won't be twelve months before the evidence will be so plain that even popocratic organs will be ashamed to deny it. Will the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1 restore prosperity} Yes. It Is impossible to predict what the ultimate result of the restoration of silver coinage will be, but I know of nothing that gives such a promise of immediately relieving the present industrial stagnation. Is the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1 all that is needed to solve the industrial problem? Certainly not. The time will inevitably come, under the present industrial organization (if continued), when the free coinage of silver will be no more adequate to continue general prosperity than the coinage of gold is today. I am In favor of the immediate restoration of silver to Its former place as a money metal for the final payment of obligations. If silver did not immediately come to a parity with gold as a result of such a law, I should recommend to national, state and municipal authorities, and to all others having outstanding coin obligations, the Issuance of bonds for the purchase of silver bullion, for the impossibility of such a condition as I have supposed is already evident. In fact the experience of this nation in the passage of the Bland-Allison and Sherman laws practically demonstrates it—to say nothing of the coinage history of the world since the dawn of civilization. I am aware that a weak point in the free silver position may be evident from what I have already written, but the same weakness is equally apparent in our present financial system and on a larger scale. A suggestion as to what it is may be obtained from the following question : Why legislate the control of the circulatory medium of the country into the hands of private corporations? I caution those who uphold the present system against the danger of picking at the flaw. The financial ship in which they are sailing might spring a leak thereby that would founder it. (It would be a good thing for the people, but a bad thing for the ship.) What do you think of Mrs. Lease's statement that socialism is the coming issue? I think it quite probable that Mrs. Lease is moving in the right direction. I customarily avoid the use of the term "socialism" for the reason assigned by Webster that, " in popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme." Even if one takes Webster's definition of socialism— "A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable dis. THE DODGE-POWERS WEDDING. st, A Pleasant Homo Weddlnj* In Paul— Trip to National Paris. The St. Paul Globe of July 15 has the following item of local interest: A very quiet home wedding took .place last evening when Mrs. Flora E. Powers and Harry Curtiss Dodge were married by Rev. G. F. Wells of Hamline at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. T Root, 269 West Fifth street. An altar of smilax and white rosebuds was formed at one end of the front parlor and before this the bridal party stood. Little Gladys Carol Root stood at the right of the groom holding a white satin cushion on which rested the ring. Mrs. Root and Dr. Mary Lewis of Chicago also stood with the bride. Mrs. Powers wore a gown of a delicate green brocaded silk trimmed with lace and carried bride roses. The ring bearer wore a dainty white mull and carried white rosebuds. Mrs. Root wore white organdie and Miss Lewis figured white and blue organdie, At one end of the long hall and hidden by a tall bank of palms the McCoy Sisters' Mandolin orchestra was stationed. Miss Ruth Hall of Stillwater served raspberry frappe in the back parlor, which was decorated with large clusters of red roses. Bunches of white carnations were also placed in the hall. The dining room was in white and green with white lilies and maiden hair ferns. Miss Ooie Hazzard served ice and Mrs. G, H, Hazzard poured coffee, and they were assisted in serving by Miss Anderson and Miss Ruth Hall of Stillwater. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Lawrence and son of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Sohriber, Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hazzard, Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Williams, and Dr. M. A. Lewis of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge will spend a week at White Bear lake, going thence to Iowa and later to Yellowstone park. tribution of property and labor"— it is not possible to tell what any particular individual may mean by it, so, I prefer the discussion of principles to the adoption of names or terms. If, however, " socialism" and "christianization" are accepted as interchangeable expressions, I think no one will misunderstand their meaning, and in fact the term "Christian socialism" is coming into quite general use. Hall Caine says the tendency of the age is toward Christian socialism. How will socialism bring about the prosperity of the masses and produce "industrial emancipation?" In answering this question I prefer to start from fundamental principles, and have adopted the following : 1. Industry is the sole source of all wealth. This puts wealth strictly on a value basis, (The statement may not be quite clear to those who have never given any thought to the subject of value. Value is human labor of average intensity and skill, and can only be accurately measured in time units.) 2. Wealth belongs to him (or her) who creates it. If anyone will grant the truth of these two propositions, I have the foundation laid for the reconstruction of the industrial world on a basis of justice instead of the present basis of selfishness, so far as he is concerned. When the majority of the people of the United States will accept them, "Christianization" will be accomplished, or "Christian socialism" will be adopted. I am prepared to maintain the justice of the above propositions in discussion with anyone who doubts their tenability. For the present I shall assume that they are axiomatic. Granting these two fundamental propositions, it is evident that all arbitrary Interests, rents, and profits paid to individuals or corporations must be abolished. These are forms of taxation, and in private control they constitute " taxation without rep- reseutaion," which the founders of this nation declared to be tyranny. Tyrannous governments still survive, and it need not surprise us to find that we who are wont capitalistic production, and the manipulation of capital, to exploit labor, or make profits, I may Add another proposition to the effect that legislation to increase the productivity of capital is at the same time legislation to decrease the productivity of labor, and that in so far as capital is rendered productive, other things being equal, labor is rendered unproductive. From this it is evident that the kind of prosperity which the great trusts and corporations of the country heralded so enthusiastically last-fall, is not the kind that the workingman wants. Neither is the competition which drives certain hanks, manufacturers, merchants and farmers to the wall, conducive to general prosperity. The capitalistic regime has done much in organizing industry, but seems to have nearly served its time. It has resulted at present in what we are pleased to call overproduction, which means, simply, that the working people have been paid such small wages for their work, and the farmer such low prices for his products, and such arbitrary percentages and profits have been added before they have reached the consumer that they are able to buy back only a fraction of what they have produced, and the balance is left as an " overproduction" in the market. If the capitalistic greed had not overreached itself—if the capitalistic control had been in as few hands as it soon will be, at the present rate of development—the wage-worker and the farmer might have gone on for years without discovering that they were under the tyranny of an arbitrary power, though nominally sovereign citizens of a representative democracy. The nationalization of the circulating medium of the country will in my opinion be the first step in the coming industrial evolution. Congressman Walker, republican member from Massachusetts and chairman of the house committee on banking and currency in the 54th congress, says that unless this administration reforms our currency laws there will not be republican electorial votes enough in 1900 to be worth counting; and when currency reform is taken up the fun begins. For, if they attempt legislation along the lines I have suggested, it is what the people want, and if they move along the lines suggested by Secretary Gage and the American Bankers' association, Congressman Walker's prediction of 1900 will prove true—and it ought to. Should the coming political campaign be conducted upon those broader lines? Political campaigns must be conducted along the lines of questions which are forging to the front in the public mind and conscience, and if I am any reader of the signs of the times, coming campaigns not only "should be" but must be conducted on lines tending toward a better social order, or as you put the question, "along these broader lines.'' HORACE MANN. WESLEY NEWS NOTES. The Upper Den Koines Falls to Arrive on Time and Will Hereafter Be More Securely Tied. WESLEY, July 26.—Harvesting has commenced in this section and all kinds of grain is a better crop than last year. The Algona UPPER DES MOINES failed to arrive at the postoffice here last week until Friday eyening for some i-eason and it caused no little comment among the many subscribers here why it did not put in its regular appearance Wednesday evening. Our postmaster thinks it was due to the wrapper getting broken, as the bundle for Wesley often comes broken open. If such is the case we hope the editors will be more careful and see that the package is more safely bound when mailed. Wesley was well represented at Emmetsburg the 23d at the show, and all report it one of the best that ever came to this part of the state. The musical and literary entertainment given by the Epworth League in Kuntz' hall Friday evening was a success in every respect. The program, which was a good one, was carried out to the letter. About 40 of our Wesleyites took advantage of the excursion rates Sunday to Spirit Lake and took our band with them. They report a pleasant time. C. E. Jones has resigned his position as grain buyer for the Spencer grain company and will hereafter buy for the Northwestern Elevator company. Mat. McDermott has been awarded the contract to build the new Congregational church here. Miss Jennie Pettibone and Charlotte Riebsamen drove over from Algona THE STAR OF BETSY ROSS, Proof is Abundant that She Really Out a Five-pointer at a Single Clip of the Shears. Several Local People Send in Samples of How It is Done—Others Write in Explanation. If anyone believes that Betsey Ross couldn't cut a five-pointed star at one clip, THE UPPER DES MOINES is loaded with proof. We have five-pointed stars in every stage of developement. Some are in easy stages for beginners —regular kinder garten lessons. Some are in one fold to be figured on, some are cut into stars of all sizes and shapes. The scientific man at Washington who said it couldn't.be done was talking through his hat. The five- pointed star is a reality. We have a dozen of them. All this is in reply to the item published last week about Betsey Ross'five- pointed star. The first letter received was from J. B. Johnson of Bancroft: BANCROFT, July 22.—To the Editor: I notice in THE UPPEU DES MOINES of the 21st inst. an article about Betsey Ross' five pointed star—stating that paper or cloth could not be folded so as one could be cut in one clip. I inclosed a five-pointed star cut by me in one clip. If any premium or prize, let me know, and I will divide with you. Respectfully yours, J. B. JOHNSON. Two letters were from brother editors. W. F. Laidley wrote one. The other was not for publication but is readable, and we give it without the signature: I am a little surprised that an astute editor of your acknowledged ability—a regent of the state university at that—should try to rob Betsey Ross of her laurels by declaring that "she couldn't have done it." Why the children all learn how to cut accurately proportioned 5-pointed stars in the kindergarten, at least if they do not they should. 1 enclose one made with a single clip of the shears, and with the paper folded in form for each successive stage so that you can do for yourself what Betsey Ross did or could have done, and so that you may tell your readers that your article on "Betsey Ross' five-pointed star" was ?all wrong in misquoting the scientists, and that after much original experiment you have succeeded in making a 5 pointed star with a single clip of the shears. This isn't written for publication, not any of it, for I doubt whether I could intelligently explain the folds without the aid of cuts. I claim no originality in Jthis. I saw an explanation of the matter in a newspaper, not long since illustrated by cuts, and as you know newspapers are old in a newspaper office after twenty-four hours, I cannot now place my hand on it, and send you the folds instead of the article. Teach the boy how to make the star so that he will not fall into the errors of hia father. Here is an interesting contribution on the star question: CAMDEN PLACE, Minn., July 23.—To the Editor: I write to you in relation to the little piece which was in your paper of July 21 about Betsey Ross' i five-pointed star. Not only is it not impossible, but it is very easy to cut out a five-pointed star with one clip of the shears. My mother saw the piece and sat down with a piece of paper and shears and succeeded in getting a five- pointed star at the first trial. The pretty tradition about Betsey Ross need not be broken down, by any means. My mother, Mrs. L. A. Beardsley, then cut out a three- pointed star' a seven-pointed star, a nine- pointed star and a fifteen-pointed star. She sends along an example of each, and she also sends the three, five, and seven pointed stars folded ready for cutting. If you cut them cut along the lead pencil line with a pair of shears. The one marked 2 in the corner is the one folded for five points. I write this in order to refute the claim made by the scientists and to uphold tradition Yours truly, RICHAUD BEAISDSLEY. stepped on by a horse, and bad a leg broken la two places. A child of Mrs. F. W. Williams pulled a kettle of boiling water over itself and was badly scalded. Arthur Gil eon has blood poison from a barb wire out, and John Me- Coroiiok was thrown from his wagon, tap wheels passing over and consldera- Goodwau-WUeolock Nuptials. The Tomahawk of Tomahawk, Wis., has a note of interest: The marriage of Mr. B. C. Goodman to Miss Edith Wbeelook took place last Wednesday evening at the residence of Norman Emerson's, the bride's uncle. Justice- of-the-Peace Saraphier performed the marriage ceremony, wluoh was witnessed only by relatives and a few in* to boast ourselves , 'free Americans" are still deluded with forms of tyranny more insidious than that of "one manpower" though we have seen some striking examples of that in this country recently, as well. I am not finding fault with existing conditions or arraigning any-one whose prao tice in the business world does not conform to Christianity. I am aware that in the transition from the present methods of sel fishness to the better ones of justice, the rich man must acquire something of the spirit which Christ endeavored to instill with the words, "If thou wouldst be perfect, go and sell that thou hast and give to the poor, etc." I do not believe in doing for a person what he ought to do for himself. Neither do I|believe in an economic system which gives individuals or corpora- yesterday, returning in the evening. A little daughter of Mr. Right, who lives two miles south of Sexton, died Friday evening and was interred in the Wesley cemetery Sunday. The funeral services were held at the house, conducted by Rev. Plummer. Rev. Eastman held preaching services at Sexton Sunday at 3 p. m. for Rev. Plummer. Work on the M. E. church is progressing nicely and in a couple of weeks more it will be ready for the seats. Rev. Eastman, formerly pastor of the M. E. church here, has purchased C. I. Kmmnno' residence property just west ,.. — 1. ,3 111 n, «.* _ and timate friends of ties. the contracting par- tions the (ability to tax him to the full extent of his ability to pay—leaving to him a bare subsistence as the reward of his industry. The coal miners' strike is a magnificent object lesson at this time. TiiEjUrasB D«s MOINBS said In reviewing the address of President Gates before the editorial association that the people were tired of being told that "something is wrong," and that they want to know what is wrong. That is what lew trying to do- stftte what is wrong. IB o<mn,e£tiOB with &? of the church and will fit it up make Wesley his future home. Ben Soharff arrived here from Canby, Minn., last week. He says he likes the country well where he lives and that crops are looking good. He is here marketing the corn he has in cribs here, ., Tne Hutchins nine crossed bats with the Wesley nine Saturday which resulted in 33 to nothing in favor of Wesley. The Fort Dodge Catholics. The Emmetsburg Democrat says that Hon. M. D. O'Connell of Ft. Dodge has taken with him to Washington the carefully drawn up appeal of the Catholics of that place from the decision of Archbishop Hennesy, and will present it in person to Cardinal Martinelli, the popular de egate at Washington. He also took with him affidavits made bv members of the church as to the number of families in the parish and other matters, the object being to show that the parish should pot be devided. Father Baart of Detroit, who presided during the trial of Bishop Bonaoum says there if no warrant in canon law for the division of the parish, SEE the new "Japanese Art Crepe," the latest thing for r draperies, only 15o a yard, QQQ. ^ GA^BBAITB & Co, A Ledyardlady sends in a new suggestion: LEDYAKD, July 21.—To the Editor: Noticing your article in today's paper, "Betsey Ross' five pointed star," I will enclose one and a paper folded so as to cut at one clip of the shears. Tell the professor at Annapolis that anybody might know that there wasn't a woman among his students. ANNIE B. LESLIE. A West Bend lady sends the following: WEST BEND, July ao.—To the Editor: I noticed m last week's paper your article concerning Betsey Ross' five-pointed star and the incredulity of the professor of the naval academy at Washington. I send you a very simple rule by which a five-pointed star can be cut with one clip of the scissors. Take a piece of paper, fold through middle, beein half way across doubled edge and. fold two-fifths of paper over on itself, making four thicknesses, and leaving one-fifth two thicknesses. Now double the four thicknesses, making eight, and fold the two thicknesses back on the others. Give one clip leaving one edge about two and a half times as long as the other. For a seven- pointed star the method of folding is very similar. Also for any other odd number of points. Enclosed find paper folded for seven and nine point stars. Encampment Orders. ALGONA, July 24.—Armory Company F, Fourth Regiment—Orders No. 2: Pursuant to G, O. No. 14, C. S., the Fourth regiment, of which Company F is a part, will go into camp Aug. 4 to 11. No excuse for non-attendance will be accepted except sickness, and then only °n a doctor's certificate. All cases of disobediance to these orders will be d u w ,! th in 8trict accordance with the military code of the state of Iowa. Dress coats and helmets will not be taken to camp this year, the dress uniform to consist of fatigue uniform with cap and black belts. Commencing on Wednesday evening, the 28th, drills will be held each evening except Sunday until camp. It is earnestly requested that each man be present and do his part in putting the company in shape for camp. All men belonging to the company will assemble at the armory on Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, at 8 o'clock for preliminary inspection. GEO. s. FOSTER, Capt. Com, Sporting The Blue Earth says the WinnebagO City backers of Optimus are showing their good judgment by refusing to back him in another match with GiU dersleeye. There is a time to bet and a i me . *° i° 8e - This IB the time to lose and they don't seem a bit anxious. The same paper remarks that Chas. A. Smith is off to Webster City this week with "Jean Wilkes" and '»Tim Donp- van" fop the races. If these goera don't win epme of the etakej'it a wooser.

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