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THE M01KJBS: ALOONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1897, BY mGHAM 4 WARREK. T&Wng to Subscriber*. _J copy, ofl« fear tl.5< u«copy, *I* month* ... 75 OhC copy, thire* months 40 Sent to an? address at above rates. B«nlt by draft, money order, or express or der at oar risk. Bate* ot advertising sent on application. A CURRENCY SUGGESTION. Probably no man in the United States has a better right to speak with authority about our money system than John Sherman, secretary of state He has been twice secretary of the treasury, and for 30 years has been in timately connected with our financia legislation. He was one of the promoters of the declaration for the gold standard in the international conference of 1867, was secretary of the treas ury during the memorable conference of 1878, and a champion of bimetallism after 11 years had demonstrated th mistake of discarding silver. He has been all through the greenback, na tional bank, gold and silver, and kin dred discussions. Last year in April in a studied article in the Forum, afte the Cleveland program of retiring th greenbacks and substituting a bank currency, based on a bonded debt an< redeemable in gold alone, bad been thoroughly exploited, he wrote his own personal views of the financial policj for the Uuited States. They are wel •worthy the consideration of every re publican, because they are in line with the past policy of the republican party and because in the face of a proposa to adopt the Cleveland program, it i well to have the authority of leading republicans at hand. He concluded his article as follows: "A careful study of the systems of bank ing, currency, and coinage adopted by th principal nations of Europe convinces m that our system—when cured of a few de fects developed by time—founded upon th bimetallic coinage of gold and silver main tained at par with each other; with fre national banks established in every citj and town of importance in the Unitec States, issuing their notes secured beyom doubt by United States bond or some equi v alent security, and redeemable on deman in United States notes; and the issue of a amount of United States notes and treasuri notes equal to the amount now outstandin (with provision for a ratable increase wit the increase of population), always redeem able in coin and supported by an ample re serve of coin in the treasury, not to be in vaded by deficiencies of revenue, and sep arated by the sub-treasury system from a! connection with the receipts and expend! tures of the government—such a system would make our money current in commer cial circles in every land and clime, bette than the best that now exists in Europe better than that of Great Britian whic now holds the purse strings of Ihe world. Mr. Sherman's program begins wit] the bimetallic coinage of gold and sil ver. It was proposed only a little ove a year ago when conditions were prac tically as they are at present. The second distinctive feature is th redemption of national bank notes i government currency, and not in golc The third is the maintenance of th present volume of greenbacks am treasury notes, with promise for a increase ratably with our increasinj population. The fourth is the redemption o greenbacks and treasury notes in col and not in gold. The fifth is the coin reserve kept bj itself where it cannot be tapped to paj running expenses, as the Cleveland ad ministration used it, financial derange ment resulting from incompetency in congress rather than from defects ir our financial system. Not a feature of this program is in consistent with the past policy of th republican party. It is a program tha casts no reflections on thirty years o republican legislation. It is a program which does not require in its supper any references to the " vicious" and "unsound" financial policies with which the fame of republican leader is indissolubly associated. It is a program which, bearing the signa ture of John Sherman, is sufficient!} republican for republicans to endorse and to endorse it because it is republi can. .___^___^_ SENATOH ALLISON'S VIEWS. When President McKinley's message was sent to congress, Senator Allison said: " I do not take the despairing view con cerping our currency which the presiden presents. While there are some improve ments which I should like to see made, '. think we will be able to get along if wo do pot get any currency legislation, and as the Situation presents itself, it now looks as if it might be impracticable to secure legisla tion on the lines of the president's recom mendatlons." This expression has called out a bitter attack on the part of some ultra gold papers. In a two column interview in the Chicago Times-Herald the senator reviews the present situation in congress, points out that he is in no real antagonism to such recommendations as President McKinley specifically makes, with one exception, and passes by Secretary Gage's plane without comment. When asked if he con- eldered it practicable to secure financial legislation at this time he said: " J have said that in my belief owing to the condition of parties in the senate, it would not be practicable during this congress to pass any important legislation pn the currency question, and for this reason, knowing that the president has power to maintain our present gold standard, I have not thought it wise to say that we do believe, when we do not, that unless tbere is legislation we are likely to go to the silver standard." "endless chain" v be V an-i prehension that becsose of the continued purchases of silver trader the Sherman met, so-called, we would necessarily go to the silver standard, and also because the gold reserve was required to be used for current expenditures under the administration of President Cleveland, necessitating the borrowing of money, not only to maintain the reserve, but to par cat-rent expenses, and it is not probable that it will recur again ween oar revenue sball-be in excess of oar expenditures, which we hope will oecar before the end of this year, and it cannot be apprehended now because (here is ample money in the treasury to protect and care for the current deficit" The senator takes a hopeful view of the operations of the Dingley bill: " We are assured by the secretary of the treasury that our revenues will be larger than oar expenditures before the end of the year, and from the knowledge I have I believe that this condition will happen daring the last months of the present fiscal year. With $700,000,000 of gold in the United States not likely to be greatly reduced by foreign demand, it would seem clear that our expenditures and our income being equal, there would be no difficulty in the treasury at any time drawing a sufficient supply of gold from this large aggregate to keep at par the £400.000,000 and upward of greenbacks and treasury notes in circula tion." In conclusion the senator again expresses his view of the impracticability of doing anything at present: " Whether legislation is practicable on the lines of the president's recommendations. I do not know. My judgment is that it will be difficult to secure a majority of the senate for these recommendations, modified as I suggested. If they should fail I still think our present gold standard will continue, and that all the currency we have in circulation will be maintained at a parity in value. So that I do not despair of my country duringPresidentMcKinley'sterm if, because of the political situation in the senate, no currency legislation can pass that body. I have seen no sign of a change of view on the part of the senators on this subject, as the lines have been frequently and sharply drawn in the senate hereto fore." In this interview Senator Allison comes as near probably as any man can to expressing the sentiment of Iowa republicans. Very few really believe that currency legislation of any kind is of vital importance. Very many believe that when it is undertaken it should be along other lines than those proposed by Secretary Gage. At the present, however, the important thing is to get sufficient revenues, and a feeling of stability and confidence in the commercial world. The less congress does and the quicker it adjourns the better. NEWS AND COMMENT. Inasmuch as both candidates for the republican mayoralty nomination in Des Moines came out publicly for municipa ownership, it would seem to an impartia' outsider that Mayor MeVicar should be re- nominated. He has made the fight for the municipal ownership idea, and his cham pionship of it has gained him a nationa' reputation. He is honest, aggressive, not easily turned aside from his course, beginning his term with a bitterly hostile opposition, owing to the tangle in congressional politics, he has gained enough of the good will of all to insure a peacable con test and unanimons support to the winner, All Iowa is interested in the Des Moines experiment of owning its own waterworks, etc., and all Iowa has come to have a higfh regard for Mayor MeVicar. The state would be pleased to see him have a chance to work out his plans, which in any event seem certain of adoption. The Forest City Summit is beginning its 31st year. It was the Winnebago Press in 1867, when it started. The Sum mit and Uri'Eu DES ,MOINES are old-time companions and we congratulate our neigh bor on its present prosperity. The Nevada Representative has £ column headed " Iowa Opinion," and the only thing in it is a discussion by the edi tor himself. But then that is what we al do. Like the three tailors of London we all begin " we, the people." There is one conclusion we don't jump at—The State Register and DBS MOINES will never probably agree on the merits of the state binder investigation. Senator Funk says the best thing with the official ballot is to let it alone un til people get used to it. Everybody is opposed to " fads" in the public schools. But no two seem to agree on what are fads. H. A. Burrell, who leads the crusade, wants the public schools to come back to " readin, riting and rithmetic," On the other hand Supt. Reed, who has supervised Kossuth schools 1C years, says a child should not begin arithmetic before he is 14 years old. The languages and natural sciences are not fads. When the public schools catch up with the procession these will be the first things taught. It is becoming evident that congress is going to have a big fight over civil service reform. Some minor matters may need attending to, but in so far as the gen eral principle is concerned the quicker it is applied to every government office the better. Geo. E. Roberts says that a national bonded debt is not necessary to a national banking system, and is not even desirable. When this idea is incorporated into a working plan the chief objection to a permanent bank currency as part of our money IB removed. Hon. Samuel Mayne was in town yes- ;erday. He looks for J. H. Funk to be speaker of the coming house of representa- iyes, for considerable economizing in pub- io expenditures, and for a trial of the state board of control. Secretary Wilson, Iowa's "Tarn, Jim," favors the postal savings batik, says it should be adopted this winter. A half dozen differept plans for anew banking system are bein^dAapuBsed by the jpwmittee on t>an.t$ln,g jfe jpferess. Gardner Cowles, w£p »tis&jjma1W>» the cap tftl city, Bay that the lower house will pass a bill of Some kind. , 15 THIS JfEISHBORHOOD. W. H. Tjaden of Burl will move to Minnesota. W. F. Laidlejr has a little Christmas daughter in his Bancroft home. H. G. Parker, who located in Cerro Gordo county in 1S55, is dead. J. T. Standring is running a pork packing bouse at Corwith on a small scale. t T. J. Ryan talks of opening his pork packing house at Emmetsburg this winter. One witness testified four days before Judge Quarton at Spencer. The suit involved $20,000. The Emmetsburg Democrat says J. M. Farley will put an electric light plant in bis new house. The Corwilh Crescent says "Socks'* was too tired to dig out of the Algona jail. "Socks" was born tired. John Cronholm got a bicycle in a raffle at Swea City on an 84-cent ticket. John is lucky, as we can testify. Bancroft Register: Kossutb county cannot be divided, and there will never be a town between Ledyard and Bancroft. Will Sterzbach has gone to Excelsior Springs, Mo. He left Emmetsburg Friday noon. Will is ailing from kidney trouble. The Gazette says inquiries about Glen. Brunson's health are so frequent that it will put up a bulletin board if he is not out soon. J. G. Graham is going to Colorado to work up the Yeomen order. To date 2,700 members have been secured in Iowa and Minnesota. Britt Tribune: H. E. Baumgartner will move from Britt about Jan. 10. He is figuring on renting another hotel somewhere, possibly in Algona. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. E. King has secured a permanent position in the real estate office of L. J. Rice of Algona. He left Monday morning to commence work. Bailey: The two fellows who fell out of bed in the Algona jail and rolled through the wall into the street have been caught in Hampten. The sheriff will incarcerate them in the band stand. Emmetsburg Tribune: Bishop Fowler lectures at Algona next month on " Abraham Lincoln." Two years ago the bishop gave the lecture in Emmetsburg. Nothing- too good can be said of it. Emmetsburg Tribune: Miss Kate Wernert, accompanied by her sister, went home to Algona Monday morning. Miss Wernert has been ailing for several days, the symptoms being fever, and for fear of an illness of that severity she decided to go borne. We hope it will pass off lightly. Wesley Reporter: Fred Anderson will not hang his stocking up this Christmas as Santa Glaus has already left him a present in the shape of a 12- pound boy. Fred says the young man will in later years be known as John Wesley Anderson, as he is already exhibiting evidence of a true born Methodist. The Webster City Freeman notes the death of Miss Stebbins at a hotel in Algona, and says: The remains were brought home Monday afternoon and the funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Dr. Crura. A father, mother, three brothers and a sister are the immediate members ol the family left to mourn her untimely demise. Emmetsburg Reporter: The Algona school board has two very sensible rules. One is that no treating the scholars to candy, cakes, etc., on Thanksgiving and Christmas will be allowed. The second prohibits the taking of collections for any purposes, unless first sanctioned by the president ol the school board. Every school should adopt similar rules. JUST 30 YEAES AGO. Iowa has been fussing with all kinds of game laws, but the one of 1877 reads strangely now: "It shall be unlawful for any person except on his own premises, to kill, ensnare, or trap, any wild deer, elk, or fawn, wild turkey, prairie hen, grouse, or quail, between the 1st day of January and the 15th day of August in each year." -H -T- -H On Thursday, Dec. 19, a terrible murder was committed near Humboldt. An old man named James went to Fort Dodge and drew $570. A young man named McCormick saw him and begged a ride home. They reached a point due east of Dakota when McCormick drew a bed slat and hit James over the head. A feai-ful struggle ensued but James was killed. McCormick took the money, drove to Dakota, went to bed, and was caught sound asleep with the money, papers, etc., all in his pocket. -H -i- -*A settler named Molntosh living up northeast of A. L. Seeley's got a boy to go with him to Irvington for corn. They got back to D. Rice's about dark and the boy complained that his feet were freezing. He complained again as they passed Mr. Seeley's. When they struck out into the prairie the cold was intense and Mclntosh let the team go and they tried to walk but the boy gave out. He was finally brought to shelter, but Dr. Read-had to amputate part of both feet. H- -*- -f- The two lower rooms of the new school house were seated. THE UPPER DES MOINES proudly states "the seats are the latest style, iron frames, fastened to the floor by means of screws." -T- •+• •*• is interesting now to read about she new bell. AH who hear it jingle up in the present belfrey will appro, elate this item: " The clear, musical Q{ the school kpujee bell are oaj- memories of the past- Most of our citizens have been reared and educated in a laud where such sounds were familiar to their ears. But after years of stay in this region, and no sound of church or school bell having greeted their ears, the lively, stirring sounds of the new bell seem to admonish us that we are no longer on the border, 'but in the midst of civilization." THE MOUTH'S MAGAZINES. The January Midland Monthly begins the new year with promise of a richer treat than ever before. Call at this office and ret a sample copy of the Midland, Iowa r s splendid magazine. -?- •*• •*The January Century has the opening part of Dr. Weir Mitchell's new novel, '•The Ad ventures of Francois: Foundling, Theif. Jnepter. and Fencing Master Durine the French Revolution," which is illustrated by Castaiene and is expected to be a worthy successor of " Hugh Wynne." -?- -s- -*Rudyard Kipling contributes to the January St. Xicbo'as the second of his " Just-So Stories-' 1 The present one tells "How She Camel Got His Hump," and Oliver Herford tarnishes a number of il- enough to pay all just demands upon its reasury and ought to set the wholesome example to its citizens of going out of debt and not permitting itself to ro into debt again. SEMI-LOOAL HEWS NOTES. POLITICAL POINTS. Senator Cullom of Illinois is vigorously opposed ?o nny attempt at currency legislation this winter. Fish Commissioner Delevan is candidate for reappointment. During his two years in office he has had 500 violators of the srame law fined. $7.000 going to the school fund. Governor-elect Shaw and family will move to Des Moines during the holiday season. Mr. Shaw has leased the handsome Potter residence on Pleasant street, Des Moines, where be will doubtless make it pleasant for his friends. State Register: The republicans in congress must count their votes. If they have not enough to pass currency reforms, then there is not a shadow of use in entering on a debate of the same. To spend a whole winter in arguing uselessly would be only short of a political crime. The Clarksville Star does not favor letting public printing by contract. It says: "Butler county had some exper ience with the lowest bidder style of having its printing done and never did it have such poor work, generally speaking. The state can afford to pay a fair compensation for good work." Sac Sun: The republican state central committee has decided to open permanent headquarters in the Equitable building in Des Moines. That will be satisfactory to republicans generally, if some good reason for it can be shown. The expfirience with open headquarters and Chairman McMillan in charge during the legislative session of 1896 made many observers hope that the state committee would not lend its name to another term of lobby work ol the objectionable kind. THE DIGNITY OP IOWA. Odeboldt Chronicle: The levy foi state purposes should be high enougli to furnish ample support for every state institution, and if the money is honestly expended the people will cheerfully pay. They do not murmur at the relatively enormous school tax; why should they object to the insignificant state levy?" Davenport Republican: There is a vast difference between respectability and decency and unnecessary gaudiness and extravagance. The lattoi should be opposed in this and all othet matters; the former should be insisted upon whenever it is necessary to make a good showing for glorious old Iowa. It is all right to talk and demand economy; it is all wrong to advocate stinginess." Cedar Rapids Republican: To make no unnecessary appropriation, ,but to each institution sufficient to enable it to doits work in keeping with similar institutions in states that are the equal of Iowa in wealth and resources. We cannot afford to cripple any of them. We can stand an increase of taxation and a debt of a year or two's standing rather than that any need should be denied. Don't make out the people o: Iowa to be a lot of cheese-parers. Vinton Eagle: There are no state Institutions of the United States more economically managed than those ol Iowa, and we do not believe that Senator Funk can show a state carrying the board of control system in which there is a lower state rate of taxation by virtue of its board of control system The coming state legislature shoulc think twice before it changes the system which has been in vogue since the establishment of our educational and charitable institutions. Sioux City Journal: No one desires to have the state government cost a cent more than the most economica methods require, The truth is that the^state government of Iowa has been economically and carefully managed— no state in all the union more so. Further improvement can doubtless be made, but this is no reason why the economy and wisdom of the presenl management should be misrepresented. There is no "burden" in taxation for state purposes. It is light and easy to E ay, The "burden of taxation" rests i local taxes. The taxpayer of Iowa pays less than three cents for the maintenance of the state government and Institutions where he pays 100 cents for local matters, which are handled by the city council, the board of county supervisors and school board. Sao Sun: The Sun believes that the present debt largely was unavoidable and would have none of the improvements undertaken by the state stopped. If the new method of valuation eeems unlikely to raise sufficient revenue, let the rate of taxation be increased. The state tax is only an insignificant portion of the aggregate paid by the taxpayer. He is not so much concerned whether it is » few tenths of a mill tnore or lees as whether the revenues derived are expended for the public good. Let the state debt be paid and let judicious economy in appropriations be the means pf achieving the desired end as far as practicable, hut let it be j even, }f an, Increased H* levy is is rich. FREE TO U. D, M, HANDY THING FOE THE Forest City is one of Iowa's brightest, cleanest, and most progressive towns. It is doing in the way of a pubic library something unusual. A town ibrary association has been organized, an $800 lot given, and $1,100 in cash s been subscribed for a building. Work will begin at once on a building to cost $2,000. B. A. Plummer is president of the association and one of the ihief promoters. We take off our hat to Mr. Plummer. -*- H- -«Chet Dyke, who won Bailey's talking match, couldn't wag his tongue fast enough for Estherville and so went out and filled up on tongue stimulator. He ended up by kicking the night watchman in the stomaeh, and will now meet the grand jury, with a $500 bond to insure his presence. At last reports he was sitting in jail chewing the cud of pleasant and unpleasant reflections. -<- -*- -T- Edna Earle Lindon, who used to play in Damon and Pythias with her father in Algona, is now starring with a big company in Ohio. H- -S- -f- Judge Quarton put some big fines on a liquor law offender at Spencer. He also warned all violators of the law that they must be careful about getting into his court, as he should mete out the full penalties. •*- -f- H- Fred. Gilbert, who won three out of four shoots with Elliott of Kansas City, will soon meet him again. The secret of his success is given by the Spirit Lake Beacon: He keeps his eye clear and his nerve steady by leading a strictly temperate life. He refuses to follow in the path of the average sport. He does not drink, swear, or desecrate the Sabbath. While he is called peculiar he is making more friends than any sport in this country ever had. His upright and clean life is a conspicuous example in the field of honorable sport. -f- -r~ -f- Our Kossuth Klondikers will do well to read the following letter written to John H. Rule of Hampton by an old friend, who is In Alaska and who is an expert miner: If you have any idea ol going to the Yukon, I would advise you to take at least §1,000, but on the whole I would not advise you to go there at all unless you havn't got anything else to do, and can afford to use a year's time and that amount of money. There are two very rich gulches, but these of course are held at very high figures, and beyond that there is very little discovered. It seems the whole country is wild over the Klondike gold fields, but a great deal of this is wind. It is an awful hard country to travel through and there are many hardships connected with this journey. "Of course your experience would help you out some as most of the people in. there are green at the business. I would advise you to go round by the river, it would be much the easier. I don't believe however, that you would stay long and I think you are old enough to stay at home. THE "BILLY" BURTON FAILUEE. The County is Not Involved "Wltli the Road Graders, "Who Get No Pay. A full investigation of the county records shows that the county is not involved in any way in the failure of Supervisor Burton to use the money he drew for road grading to pay the men he hired. The money was paid by the county for work measured up by Surveyor Tellier on Haight's order, and everything is straight on the county's side. The poor graders, who are many of them said to be in destitute circumstances, have no one to fall back on. There has been no questionable contracts, deals, or anything else on the part of the county, and if the people feel inclined to criticise a member of the board for going in with a contractor to do work, they have themselves to blame for electing that kind of men on the board, Swea City Don't Ilave To. Herald: Swea City does not need to move or combine, as they have always had a better market than any of the adjoining towns, and that is why Armstrong would like to have them farther away. We also expect a city of 2,000, of our own without any compromise or consolidation, and don't you forget it, Bro. Reagan, NEWS NOTES. Ice will be cut, hauled, and stored at Clear Lake this winter by electric power. State Superintendent Sabin will devote his time to lecturing after leaving office. The Northwestern railway will put up a $50,000 depot at Ames. It will be one of the handsomest in the state. The Minnesota law compelling oleo- margerine to be colored pink is held to be constitutional. It is a good law. Father Dolliver and Miss Gay went to Evanston, 111., for Christmas. Congressman Dolliver and wife came to Fort Dodge and then joined them at Evanston. They all go to Washington for the winter. Senator Cheshire is to be chairman of the judiciary committee, Senator Punk of the ways »nd means, and Sena- tpr Garst of appropriation, ia the opm- ing legislature. They are three able and influential men. We Celebrate the New Year Useful Present to Every Snbl ecrlber to the Papet-* THE UPPER DES MOINES celebrates to/'l New Year, the return of prosperity ^4 the general good times of the holiday' 8ea . \ son by making its subscribers, new andolfl ''• paid-up and in arrears, a valuable preji ' l It Is able to do this largely through business enterprise of its advertising rons, who, realizing the value and ness of the present, like to have'Thefe ' names conspicuously associated with It 1 This present is a handy account book lot' the farm. It has pages for each week 1 ) '• transactions, pages for the monthly settling up, and pages for the business of the year. It is gotten up expressly for farm accounts! on good paper, and Is handy to use and J keep. The pages are 8x14 inches. Here are a few other items of value contained in \ its pages: All the common rules of law which a man \ can afford to trust himself to interpret. Shortcut rules in arithmetic, interest fig. J uring, etc. Rules for measuring barb wire fencing*, ,1 capacity of cars, drain pipe, building materials, etc. Handy weights and measures, common '\ medical remedies. Interesting scientific facts, law relating 1 to farm boundaries, marriage and divorce ' | laws. Measures in foreign countries, harvest times all over the world, average farm prices. This book is not given out to get our subscribers to pay up—we expect them to pay because they owe us. It is not given out to get new subscribers—we want everybody who takes the paper to expect to get his 81.50 out of it. It is given out because it is a good thing, because it is a handy means of advertising for its patrons and for THE UPPER DES MOINBS, and because, let the truth be confessed, it costs us but little in addition to our work to give it. Every subscriber to THE UPPER DES MOINES is entitled to one of these'books. Come in or send in. We would mail them but for the extra postage. THE 1897 OEQP. Corn Below Avernse-T5,000,000 • liushels Less Than 1890, but Better in Quality. Following is a summary of reports of correspondents of the Iowa weather and crop service, giving the average yield by counties of the staple soil products of the past season, also-the average prices paid at the stations nearest the farms, on Dec. 1. The figures on the acreage of the various crops are based on the returns of township assessors, compiled and tabulated in this office in June, 1897, Great care has been exercised to make a reliable computation of the acreage harvested and total yield by counties, and the result is believed to be approximately correct. Wheat: The average yield of winter wheat is 13 bushels per acre, and the total product for the state is 1,671,554 bushels. The average per acre of spring wheat is 13 bushels, and the total amount harvested is 12,941,600 bushels. These figures show a total wheat output of 14,613,054 bushels. Average price at farms, 64 cents per bushel. Corn: The reports shows a variable output of this great staple, the average yield by counties ranging from 22 to 35 bushels per acre. The state average is 29 bushels per acre, estimated on the acreage actually harvested, which is from 3 to 7 per cent, less than the area planted; the reduction resulting from unfavorable conditions in the season of planting and cultivation. The acreage planted was 8,619,145 acres; lots by various causes 366,623 acres, leaving 8,253,522 acres as the area harvested. The total yield for the state is found to be 239,452,150 bushels, all of which is dry and sound. While the result is somewhat below the Iowa average, yet the output of merchantable corn is 60,000,000 bushels in excess of the amount that appeared to be possible to obtain in the early part of September. The phenomenally dry and warm weather of the fall months brought to maturity a large portion of the late planted fields that would have been wholly unmer- chantable if normal conditions had prevailed. The avergage price is 17 cents per bushel. Oats; Average per acre, 30 bushels; total yield, 132,571,155 bushels; average farm price, 16 cents per bushel. Barley: Average per acre, 25 bushels; total yield, 14,076,856 bushels? price at farms, 23 cents per bushel. Flax: Average per acre, 10 bushels; total yield, 2,498,600 bushels; price, 87 cents per bushel, -,, Potatoes: Averageyleld per acre, ou bushels; total yield 10,051,919 bushels, average farm price, 45 cents per bushel. AN IBYINGTON GQLP QOMPAITT' Should Have Come to Aleona to Get Its Certificates Printed- A Fort Dodge job office is getting Qm some certificates for the W. H. Sewa?fl company of Alaska. The company claims to have a capital stock pf 000,000, and the shares sell for $1 r The Webster City Tribune says: job was sent Mr. Bank from a fellow JB Ivvingtou, Iowa. Reform «t Bancroft. Bailey: Bancroft has F c »-meetings and the citizens have ^».» shooting orape in the public square aufl. running horse races on MiP n B* r W* *» Sunday.

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