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Tfflffl BUS MOtftEB: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29^397, to tttriiuw SIT INOHAM 4 TAfms to Subscribers. One copy, one year $1.6 On« copTi si* months 7 One copy, three months 4 Sent to any address at above rates. Kemlt by draft, money order, of express o d* at out risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. A ctmaBNcr SUGGESTION . Probably no man in the United States has a better right to speak wit authority about our money system than John Sherman, secretary of state He has been twice secretary of th treasury, and for 30 years has been in tlinateiy connected with our financia legislation. He was one of the pro motors of the declaration for the gol standard in the international confet ence of 1867, was secretary of the treas ury during the memorable conferenc of 1878, and a champion of bimetallism after 11 years had demonstrated th mistake of discarding silver. He ha been all through the greenback, na tlonal bank, gold and silver, and kin dred discussions. Last year in Apri in a studied article in the Forum, afte the Cleveland program of retiring th greenbacks and substituting a ban currency, based on a bonded debt an redeemable in gold alone, had bee thoroughly exploited, he wrote hisow personal views of the financial polio for the Uuited States. They are we •worthy the consideration of every re publican, because they are in line wit the past policy of the republican party and because in the face of a proposa to adopt the Cleveland program, it J well to have the authority of leadin republicans at hand. He conclude 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 fects developed by time—founded upon th bimetallic coinage of gold and silver main tained at par with each other; with f re national banks established in every cit and town of importance in the Unite States, issuing their notes secured boyou doubt oy United States bond or some equi alent security, and redeemable on deman in United States notes; and the issue of a amount of United States notes and treasur notes equal to the amount novy 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 sop 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 comme cial circles in every land and clime, bette than the best that now exists in Europ' 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 si 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 national bank notes i redemption of government currency, and not in gold The third is the maintenance of th present volume of greenbacks an treasury notes, with promise for a increase ratably with our increasin population. The fourth is the redemption greenbacks and treasury notes in coi and not in gold. The fifth is the coin reserve kept b, itself where it cannot be tapped to pa running expenses, as the Cleveland ad ministration used it, financial derange ment resulting from incompetency i congress rather than from defects i 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 suppor any references to the " vicious" an "unsound" financial policies with which the fame of republican leader is indissolubly associated. It is i program which, bearing the signa ture of John Sherman, is sufficientl republican for republicans to endorse and to endorse it-because it is republi can. SENATOB ALLISON'S VIEWS. When President McKinley's messag was sent to congress, Senator Allison said: " I do not take the despairing view con corning 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 we do not get any currency legislation, and as the situation presents itself, it now looks as i: it might be impracticable to secure legisla tion on the lines of the president's recom mendations." 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 speoifical ly makes, with one exception, and passes by Secretary Gage's plans without comment, When asked if he con- eidered it practicable to secure finan cial legislation at this time be said: "I have said that in my belief owing to the condition of parties in the senate, it -would npt be practicable during this congress to pass any important legislation on 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 there is legislation we are likely to go to the silver standard," 'tb,e "endless iiH4er theap, prehension that because of the continued purchases of stiver under the Sherman act so-called, we Would necessarily go to the silver standard, and Also because the golt reserve was required to be used for curren expenditures under the administration o President Cleveland, necessitating the bor rowing of money, not only to maintain the reserve, but to pay current expenses, ani it is not probable that it will recur again when our revenue shall be in excess of our expenditures, which we hope will occur be fore the end of this year, and it cannot be apprehended now because there is ample money in the treasury to protect and care for the current deficit." The senator takes a hopeful view o the operations of the Dingley bill: " We are assured by the secretary of thi treasury that our revenues will be large] than our expenditures before the end of thi year, and from the knowledge I have I be lleve that this condition will happen during the last months of the present fiscal year With $700.000.000 of gold in the United States not likely to be greatly reduced bj foreign demand, it would seem clear tha our expenditures and our income being equal, there would be no difficulty in the treasury at any time drawing a sufflcien supply of gold from this large aggregate tc keep at par the 1400,000,000 and upward o greenbacks and treasury notes in circula tion.'' In conclusion the senator again ex presses his view of the impracticabilitj of doing anything at present: " Whether legislation is practicable on the lines of the president's recommenda tions, I do not know. My judgment is tha it will be difficult to secure a majority of the senate for these recommendations, modifiec as I suggested. If they should fail I stll think our present gold standard will con tinue, and that all the currency we have in circulation will be maintained at a parity i value. So that I do notdespair of my coun try during President McKinley's term if, be cause of the political situation in the sen ate, no currency legislation can pass tha body. I have seen no sign of a change o view on the part of the senators on thi subject, as the lines have been frequentlj 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 re publicans. Very few really believ that currency legislation of any kind is of vital importance. Very many be lieve that when it is undertaken i should be along other lines than thos< proposed by Secretary Gage. At the present, however, the important thing is to get sufficient revenues, and a feel ing of stability and confidence in th commercial world. The less congress does and the quicker it adjourns th bettor. 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 McVicar should be re nominated. He has made the fight for th municipal ownership idea, and his cham pionship of it has gained him a nationa reputation. He is honest, aggressive, no easily turned aside from his course. Be ginning his term with a bitterly hostile op position, owing to the tangle in congress ional politics, he has gained enough of thi 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 high regard for Mayor McVicar. The stati would be pleased to see him have a chanci to work out his plans, which in any oven seem certain of adoption. The Forest City Summit is begin ning its 81st year. It was the Winnebagi Press in 1867, when it started. The Sum mitandUppEK DES . MOINES are old-tim companions and we congratulate our neigh bor on its present prosperity. The Nevada Representative has i column headed " Iowa Opinion," and th 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' jump at—The State Register and UPPEI DES MOINES will never probably agree on the merits of the state binder investiga tion. Senator Funk says the best thing with the official ballot is to let it alone un til people get used to it. Evei-ybody 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 1( 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 bo 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 work- ng plan the chief objection to a permanent bank currency as part of our money s removed. Hon. Samuel Mayne was in town yes- ^erday. He looks for J. H. Funk to be peaker of the coming house of representa- ives, for considerable economizing in pubic expenditures, and for a trial of the state )oard of control. Secretary Wilson, Iowa's "Tami im," favors the postal savings bank, ays it should be adopted this winter. A half dozen different) plane for anew anklag system are bein|$i8.ousfled by the /onjmittee on banking, jn, |jongres8. Garder CowJw, i^ftjimm* #W *e cap- that the lower some kind. , ,. house will pass a bill of IN THIS NEIGHBOfiHOOD. will move to W. H. Tjaden of Burt Minnesota. W. F. Laidley has a little Christmas daughter in his Bancroft home. H. G. Parker, who located in Cerro Gordo county in 1855, is dead. J. T. Standring is running a pork packing house at Corwith on a smal" scale. fc T. J. Ryan talks of opening his pork packing house at Emmetsburg this winter. One witness testified four days be fore Judge Quarton at Spencer. The suit involved $20,000. The Emmetsburg Democrat says J M. Farley will put an electric light plant in his new bouse. The Corwith Crescent says " Socks was too tired to dig out of the Algona jail. " Socks" was born tired. John Cronholm got a bicycle in a raf fie at Swea City on an 84-cent ticket John is lucky, as we can testify. Bancroft Register: Kossuth counti cannot be divided, and there will neve; be a town between Ledyard and Ban croft. Will Sterzbach has gone to Excelsioi Springs, Mo. He left Emmetsburg Friday noon. Will is ailing from kidney trouble. The Gazette says inquiries abou Glen. Brunson's health are so frequen that it will put up a bulletin board i 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 hote somewhere, possibly in Algona. Emmetsburg Democrat: J, E. King has secured a permanent position in the real estate office of L. J. Rice of Algo na. He left Monday morning to com 1 mence work. Bailey: The two fellows who fell oui of bed in the Algona jail and rolled through the wall into the street have been caught in Hampten. The sherif will incarcerate them in the band stand Emmetsburg Tribune: Bishop Fow ler lectures at Algona next month on " Abraham Lincoln." Two years ago the bishop gave the'lecture in Em metsburg. 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 sev< eral days, the symptoms being fever and for fear of an illness of that severity she decided to go home. 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. Crum, A father, mother, three brothers and E Bister are the immediate members o! 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 tak ing of collections for any purposes, un less first sanctioned by the president o; the school board. Every school should adopt similar rules. JUST 30 YE ASS AGO. Iowa has been fussing with all kinds of game laws, but the one of 1877 reads strangely now: "It shall be unlawfu 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." -f- -5- -T- On Thursday, Deo. 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 fearful struggle ensued but James was killed. McCormiok took the money, drove to Dakota, went to bed, and was caught sound asleep with the money, papers, etc., all in his pocket, •*• -H -t- A settler named Mclntosh 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 hey struck out into the prairie the cold was intense and Molntosh 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. •+• -t- •*• The two lower rooms of the new school house wereseated. THE UPPER DES MOINES proudly states "the seats are the latest style, iron frames, fastened to the floor by means of screws." -f- -5- -fc . Jfc is interesting now to read about he new bell. AH who hear it jingle up in the present belfrey will appre- this item: " The clear, musical ipnes of the school house hell are calculated $o wqkm PW TOWrtef Ql the past. Most of our citizens have been reared and educated in a land 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 MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The January Midland Monthly begins the new year with promise of a richer treat than ever before. Call at this office and get a sample copy of the Midland, Iowa's splendid magazine. •f- -4- -+• The January Century has the opening part of Dr. Weir Mitchell's new novel, '• The Adventures of Francois: Foundling, Theif, Juggler, and Fencing Master During the French Revolution," which is illustrated by Castaigne and is expected to be a worthy successor of " Hugh Wynne." -S- -4- -4- Rudyard Kipling contributes to the January St. Nicholas the second of his "Just-So Stories." The present one tells "How the Camel Got His Hump," and Oliver Herford furnishes a number of illustrations for it. POLITICAL POINTS. Senator Cullom of Illinois is vigorously opposed to any attempt at currency legislation this winter. Fish Commissioner Delevan ie candidate for reappointment. During his two years in office he has had 600 viola- tors'of the gamp 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 he 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 sumo. To spend a whole winter in arguing uselessly would be only short of a political crime. The ClarUsville Star does not favor letting public printing by contract. It says: "Butler county had some experience 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 experience 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 of the objectionable kind. THE DIGNITY OP IOWA. Odeboldt Chronicle: The levy for state purposes should be high enough 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 tho 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 latter should be opposed in this and all other 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 of Iowa to be a lot of cheese-parers. Vinton Eagle: There are no state institutions of the United States more economically managed than those of 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 should 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 economical 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 present management should be misrepresented. There is no "burden" in taxation for state purposes. It is light and easy to pay, The "burden of taxation" rests in 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, [f the new method of valuation seems 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 a few tenths of a. mill more or less as whether the revenues derived are expended for the Public food. Let the state debt be paid and et judMous economy in appropriations be the means of achieving the desired end a.s far as practicable, bu.t let it 1 be , e,ve.n Jf an increased ^x levy is enough to pay all just demands upon its treasury and ought to set the wholesome example to its citizens of going out of debt and not permitting itself to go into debt again. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. Forest City is one of Iowa's brightest, cleanest, and most progressive towns. It is doing in the way of a public library something unusual, A town library association has been organized, an $800 lot given, and $1,100 in cash has 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 chief 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 slomaeh, and will now meet the prand jury, with a $500 bond to in sure his presence. At last reports he was sitting in jail chewing the cud of pleasant and unpleasant reflections. •*- -*- •*• 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. -s- -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. + -t- -t- 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- "f- -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 PAILUEE. Tlio County la Not Involved 'WltH 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 oJ 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 Dou't Have 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 pow er. State Superintendent Sabin will devote his time to lecturing after leaving office. The North western 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 Imnk of the ways and means, and Senator Garst of appropriation, in, the coming legislature. They are three able and influential men. FREE TO U, B, M, HANDT THING FOR THE We Celebrate the TTseful Present to Bcflber to the THE UPPER DBS MOINES celebrates , New Year, the return of prosperity S'l the general good times of the holiday' 9 J.4 son by making Its subscribers, new and old 1 paid-up and in arrears, a valuable present- It Is able to do this largely through the* business enterprise of its advertising pa ., rohs, who, realizing the value and useta ness of the present, like to have theli names conspicuously associated with it 1 This present is a handy account book the farm. It has pages for each weekV*| transactions, pages for the monthly settling 'i up, and pages for the business of the yes r, "1 It is gotten up expressly for farm accounts' on good paper, and is handy to use anj keep. The pages are 8x14 inches. Hers • are a few other items of value contained in its pages : All the common rules of law which a mai can afford to trust himself to interpret, Short-cut rules in arithmetic, interest fig. $ uring, etc. Rules for measuring barb wire fencing capacity of cars, drain pipe, building materials, etc. Handy weights and measures, common medical remedies. Interesting scientific facts, law relating 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 $1.50 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 UPPEU DBS 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 DEB MOINES is entitled to one of these' books. Come in or send in. We would mail them but for the extra postage. THE 1897 OBOP. Com Below Average— 75,000,000 HusholH I-iesB 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, corn piled 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 wbeat 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 85 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 8,258,522 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 unmert chan table if normal conditions had prevailed. The avergage price is 17 cents per bushel. Oats; Average per acre, 30 bushels; total yield, 182,571,155 bushels; average farm price, 16 cents per bushel. Barley: Average per acre, 25 busn. els; 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. fln Potatoes: Average yield per acre, ou bushels; total yield 10,051,919 bushels; average farm price, 45 cents per bushel. AN IBVINflTON GOLD QOMPANT. Should Have Come to Algona tp Its Certificates Printed A Fort Dodge job office is getting out some certificates for the W- H. Seward company ol Alaska. The company claims to have a capital stock of. fli* 000,000, and the shares sell for $J eaoft, The Webster City Tribune says: The fob was sent Mr. Bank from a fellow IB Irvington, Iowa. Reform f«t Bancroft. Bailey: Bancroft ha,s protracted meetings and the oitigens have qu» shooting oraps in the public square ana running horse races on MftW SlPwft W Sunjay.

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