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¥?: 1'ttE UPPER DEB MOINES: ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 0. 1898, HEWS IN IOWA WAV HAVE WATER FAMINE, At ladlftfiolft Must Gnarnntec nfi In- cotiie at Lose its Wat *r Plant, toss MoiNBSj Feb. 5. — Judge Woolson tas made an order in the matter of the receivership of the Judianola water Works that may result in closing down the plant. At present the city refuses to pay water rentals and the works have been compelled to defend on private consumers for revenue. It has been fehown that the amount of revenues is not sufficient to pay the operating expenses. The order of the court is that Receiver E. It. Hunter shall give notice to the city of Indianolaand the citizens for one week that a guaranteed revenue of 8100 a month must be pledged or the works will be closed down. _ RATE WAR IS ON. IOWA ALASKAN PARTY. Bock Island and Northwestern Slashing Kates From ChlcnRO to Denver. DKS MOINES, Feb. 7.—A passenger rate Avar is on among the western railroads which cross the state of Iowa. The Chicago A Northwestern has put on a new fast train between Chicago and Denver and reduced rates from Chicago to Denver. The local agent of the Chicago & Northwestern announces that the road has reduced the rate between DCS Moines and Denver from 821.50 to $18.25. The local agent of the Rock Island said that no notice had been given him of a reduction in their rates yet, but one might be received most any time, as cuts have been made both at Chicago and Omaha. FOR PROHIBITION. Contemplated Move by tho Antl-Snloon League. i DEB MOINES, Feb. 5.—The enemies of the saloon as represented in the Iowa Anti-saloon League want the question of prohibition sent back to the people. If the legislature will grant this, well and good, but if it refuses, the Anti- salooii League leaders say that they •will take advantage of the constitution, which provides that every ten years tho people shall vote upon the question "Shall there be a constitutional convention called?" They propose to stump the state in 1900 for such a convention, as provided by the constitution and laws of the state. ! A PECULIAR DAMAGE SUIT. Husband Sues D vorcod "Wife's Parents for S10.000. • DBS MOINES, Feb. 8.—Joseph Arrow•wood has had the sheriff serve notice on Jacob DeVault and Lizzie DeVault that he will shortly flic a petition in the district court claiming of them $10,000 damages, alleging that he suffered in that sum by reason of their representations to him regarding their daughter, Mary, whom he married, and from whom he was recently divorced. The couple was married March 7. 1890. He alleges that he was befuddled into the matrimonial venture under falsc^ pretenses. •_ SUFFRAGE DISCUSSION. Hearing on the Question Held Before tho Senate and House Committees. 1 DEB MOINKS, Feb. 4.—At a meeting of the house and senate committees on woman suffrage a large number of ladies of prominence were in attendance. Speeches were made in favor of suffrage by Mrs. Evelyn Belden, of Sioux City; Mrs. Mary G. Coggeshall, president of the DCS Moines Equal Suffrage Club; Mrs. Nellie Purcell, of Des Moines; Mrs'. Prof. Wright, of Cedar Falls; Miss Hay, of San Francisco. Speeches were made against tho measure by Miss Emile Stowe, Mrs. Martin Flynn, Mrs, H. A. Foster, of Des Moines. CAN ALL HAVE A DAILY. C. A, Wftlih and FMendft From thl* lint Adjoining State* Start. OxtuMwA, Feb. 6.—Probably tin lafgest private party from this section of the country to visit the Klondike gold regions met in St. Paul yesterday and left for Seattle to embark fot Bkaguay. The party is not only a large one, but it is composed entirely of prominent business and professional men of Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin, many of Whom are wealthy and all are influential citizens. The party is headed by Charles A. Walsh, secretary of the.; democratic national committee, and one Of the most prominent leaders of the silver forces in the United States. The party formed themselves into a company tobeknown as the Iowa-Alaskan Mining & Prospecting Co., which is really the party organized by G. M, Starbuck, of Cherokee. Mr. Walsh is secretary of the company, which consists of thirty- seven men and one woman, a Mrs. Thomas, of Chippewft Falls, Wis., wife of one of the members of the party, who will act as cook. A BIG BLAZE AT UNION. Fire Destroys F. Z. Wiinery'B Genera* Store and Threatens Town. UNION, Feb. 7.—Fire was discovered in the general store of F. '/,. Whinery at 2:30 a. m. Its origin is not known, but it is not thought to have been in-- ccndiary. The flames had made such great progress when discovered that nothing could be done to save tho Whinery building or contents. Tho restaurant, which stands just cast, soon caught fire and was burned, but little of the contents being saved. It was occupied by Wilbcr Adams, and he had no insurance. The fire department turned its attention to the surrounding buildings, and tho flames were confined to the two buildings, but tho damage by water to many merchants is groat. The fire is a severe blow to the town. The total loss is not far from $40,000, and the insurance is probably less than half that amount. SHAW WILL NOT SIGN IT. . Governor Quoted an 1'oHltlvely Opposed to n Manufacturing Kill. DKS MOLNEB, Fob. 5.—Governor Shaw, according to a report whose authenticity is vouched for by several inemi hers of the legislature who have interested themselves, has refused to sign any manufacturing bill. The governor, according to the report, was asked about his attitude by persons sont to him by friends of 'a more liberal manufacturing law. Ho replied AU OVER THE WORLD THREATENING MOVfe BY RUSSIA Ten Thousand troops to Be at Oncfe Sent to China. LONDON, Feb. 1.— The Odessa correspondent of the Times says a volunteer fleet will convey in the quickest time practicable over 10,000 Russian troops to the far east. The first cruiser, with 3,000 men, will leave within a lew days. The Daily Mail says it learns from a source "hitherto accurate" that China is inclined to make the best possible bargain with Russia, whose diplomacy appears to have triumphed at Peking, England having resolved to force a conflict by further opposing Russia's claims at Port Arthur and in the Liao-Tung peninsula. Japan, says the Daily Mail's authority, "has been thrown into a state of consternation by the British backdown and has accepted a more friendly attitude toward Russia. *' This statement, however, the Daily Mail admits is "incredible and probably a bluff, with a view of forcing England to take decided steps." The Daily Mail counsels its readers not to be alarmed. PKKIN, Feb. 1. — It is supposed that Great Britain's withdrawal from Port Arthur and censing to exert pressure for the opening of Port Talicn Wan, is owing to the disbelief in the existence of a secret treaty between Russia and China. The Chinese government however, qviotcs this treaty sis the reason for Russia's presence at Port Arthur and Russia's dispatches to the Chinese foreign department allege the occupation of Port Arthur is in accordance with the treaty. LONDON, Feb. 3. — A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Nagashi says: "The far eastern situation is very serious, and it is believed that Japan is actively preparing for war." _ SPAIN GETTING READY. Authorities Farmers Should Get Mail »very Buy. DEB MOINES, Feb. 1.—By taking turns in going to the postoflicc, leaving mail in boxes' along the highways, farmers can have daily papers and know as much aboxit the markets as townspeople do. The movement in this direction, started in Van Bnren county a few years ago, bus been greatly stimulated by the reduction of the Des Moines Daily News to 5?1 a year, placing it in every farmer's reach. Coroner's Jury Censures. MABBHALLTOWN, Feb. 4.—The coroner's jury sitting on the case of Mrs. Mary Kuinbaugh, who died after being treated by K. C. Roberts, a Christian Scientist healer, returned the following /verdict, which leaves the question open to further prosecution, if desired: "Said jurors, upon oath, do say that we have taken testimony in the case of Mrs. Mary Rumbaugh, and are satisfied that she came to her death from heart disease, but we censure her brother, Gregory Granville, and Dr. K. C. Roberts, for neglect of proper medical attention." AGAINST AMERICAN IOWA LEGISLATURE. i of James S. Howard. FO«EST Crry, Feb. 5,—Jas, S. Howard, a barber committed suicide, by shooting himself through, the head. He liad quite a reputation in the north-west as a crack pigeon shot. The cause of the suicide is unknown. plnhthorlti Among the Insane. INDEPENDENCE, Feb. 3.—Diphtheria, which broke out at the hospital for the insane two weeks ago, has increased rapidly* Twenty cases are reported. <3?he wflrdg are quarantined from each other, The cages are divided between ^f tieijts and employes. BeutU of &A.PJPB, Feb. 3,—Jpseph Ruf . rescuing a little rajj under ft falW tw>, art iJWd to the without equivocation that he would sign no manufacturing bill; that ho had conscientious convictions such as would make it impossible for him to sign such a measure, and useless for its advocates to argue with him. Stuloy Is Convicted. HAMPTON, Feb. 7.—The jury in tho Staley case, after being out six hours, returned a verdict of "guilty of assault with attempt to commit murder"—the crime charged. IOWA CONU1SN8KD. At Chariton recently Orion March, tho 1 fi-year-old son of John March, WIIH seriously and probably fatally burned by gasoline, lie attempted to light tho lire with it, when the can exploded, burning his clothes from his body and terribly burning his chest, face and hands. It was extinguished by rolling him in a snow bank, but he now lies at death's door and his recovery is doubtful. Abe Stormer, one of the parties now under arrest at Burlington for the crime, confessed to Chief of Police Grenier and the county attorney, after a long siege in the sweat-box, that he murdered Mrs. Fanny Rathbnrn and her daughter Mary, giving the complete details. He says he killed the mother first, in the cellar, and then enticed the little girl into the bedroom above, and, after an attempt to outrage her, cut her throat. The i'ueulty of the State University of Iowa, it is announced has suspended twenty-three students, both young men and women, for participating in the annual "scrap" between the sophomores and the freshmen, practically a hazing escapade. The freshmen gave a banquet and in order to prevent the attendance of certain students the sophomores kidnapped many of the under classmen. Several of tho freshmen were carried 15 miles in the country and reached home home, have frozen, at :i o'clock the next morning. One of the busiest places in this state at this season of the year is in the Iowa Seed Store, of Des Moines. During the spring they receive 1.000 to 1,800 letters per day, and a large force of clerks are kept busy filling orders from all parts of the world, and mailing thousands of their beautifully illustrated catalogues. This catalogue might really be called a complete garden guide, as it gives directions us to the manner of planting', and care of the various kinds of crops, and it con- i tains hundreds of illustrations. These | books cost about 15 cents each, but the publishers inform us that they will mail a copy free to any of our readers who ask for it. Dr. Whitaker and William Saunders, of Ottumwa,' have been arrested, charged .with the murder of Ellen Kieholson, The coroner's jury held them responsible for a criminal abortion. Saunders was engaged to the girl, All the parties are well known. At Centerville recently Tim Higgin-i botham, while running an electric mining machine in Buker's mine, hurt his right hand torn off by getting i\ caught in ft cog-wheel in the machine. Jiis arm was almo&t torn from hie body, go terrible was his ?ffort to free himself from the machine. Had he not tor* hiwelf Jpos?e he wou!4 have |fr«u,n,<J jo pieces in a few rnojnests. nt AVashliiRtoH .Receive n (Sovero Shock. NEW Yonic, Feb. 5.—A declaration of war from Spain would scarcely have surprised Washington more than the news that the Havana steamship Clu- dad de Cadiz i.s to be transformed at Barcelona into a cruiser, to escort the Spanish torpedo flotilla to Cuban waters. The Madrid government, it seems, intends to utilize the merchant marine in preparing for war. In congressional circles the drafting of the Cluda'd de Cadiz is regarded as an indication that matters are progressing toward an open rupture between the United States and Spain. A great majority of tho senators and representatives prefer to believe as they hope; they want a speedy settlement of the Spanish-Cuban question and care little how it is accomplished. OPPOSED TO PRINCE GEORGE. Franglan Minister ot Fltmtic* issue* Pro- lilbltory ftccrce. BERLIN, Feb. 3.— The Prussian minister of finance has issued a decree prohibiting tho importation of every kind of American fresh fruit on the ground that California and other vermin threaten the German trees and fruit. Sixteen thousand barrels of apples were forbidden to be unloaded at flam- burgl and two train loads of American fruit were forbidden to cross tbe frontier at Emerich. United States Ambassador White has sent an energetic protest to the foreign office. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— -Further advices have been received from Ambassador White as to the nature of the decree excluding American fruits from Germany. The important facts that were established by the last advices were: First— That the decree of exclusion uses the word "American," as descriptive of the place of origin of the fruit, which would seem to include Canadian fruit without question. Second— That the decree instead of applying only to fresh fruit, as was at first supposed, includes in the prohibition all dried fruits from America, It i.s gathered that the basis of the decree, or rather the reason officially to be set out by tho Prussian government for the exclusion, is that some shipments of American apples, coining from California, have been discovered to be affected with the disease known as the San Jose scale, but just how German apples are endangered, even if this fact should be established, is not made plain. State department officials have not yet i-ecovered from their surprise at tho method adopted by the German government of accomplishing its object in this matter, and undoubtedly the correspondence to follow will set this out very clearly. It is said to be entirely without precedent, and discourteous toward the American ambassador at Berlin, to make the decree and put it into effect without the slightest warning to him and stopping all fruit in transit, thereby working a great injustice to shippers. BERLIN, Feb. 5. — The bimdesrath, the federal council of Germany, has overridden the decree excluding the importation of American fruit, issued by Dr. Miquel, the Prussian minister of finance. The action is due in a large measure to the vigorous protest of Ambassador White in behalf of the United States. It has been decided that importation will be forbidden only where fruit is affected by the as- pidiotus perniciosus, or San .lose plant bug, which is said to have done enormous damage in the United States. It is believed, however, that the. future interpretation of the order will largely correspond with Dr. Miquel's decree. More Trouble Between Kui-openn I'IMVOI-B und Turkey. CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 7.—Extraordinary precautions will be taken in anticipation of the sultan's progress through Stamboul February 15 at the feast of Ramadan. The sultan has postponed the military evacuation of Thessaly pending the settlement of the question of the candidature of Prince George of Greece as governor of Crete. It is said that both Germany and Austria are said to have notified the sultan that they have not withdrawn their opposition to Prince George, and that the former would, if necessary, recall the German warship from Crete. SECRET NOW OUT. McKlnloy 1'lunning Quietly to Intervono Ou JJehult of tho Cubunx. CUICAGO, Fob. 4. The Tribune's Washington, special says: Secret negotiations arc now actually in progress between the state department and tho insurgents of Cuba, looking to a stoppage of the war on some financial basis to be agreed on later. The Tribune adds that the massing of a ileet of warships within striking distance is part of the plan, and that the United States will have warships in the principal Cubuu ports ready to co-operate with the insurgents when the time comes for action. For Restriction of Marriages. Cor.UMUUS, Ohio, Feb. 5.—Representative Parker, of Cuyahoga county, has introduced in the legislature a bill requiring till persons applying- for licenses to marry to pass a medical examination. Persons having dipsomania, any form of insanity, hereditary tuberculosis or con sumption or blood diseases, are barred from marriage by the bill. An examining board of three physicians in each county is created by the bill. _ __ Twenty Killed by nil Eai-Umuulcts CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 4,—Details received from liallkcss Asia Minor, show that twenty persons were killed and fifty injured by the recent earthquake at that plaeo_und livusa. Japan May ICotulti Wei ll'ul Wei. YUKOKOMA, Feb. 7.—-The Japanese government is seriously considering the retention of Wei llai Wei for an indefinite period, oven after China pays the war indemnity. Compressed air will soon replace steam as the motive power of a woolen mill in Almonte, Ontario, In \Vetzul, county, West Virginia, there is a gas well from which the roar of escaping gas can be heard at a distance of six miles. Elephants are transported on the railroads of India at tho rate of six cents a wile. Each elephant is allowed to carry one trunk. The editor of a paper ia Jackson, Gft., announces that in payment of subscriptions he is willing 1 to accept "Any digestible fruit, except coansjh grindstones." SPANISH KILLED. One Jliiu<lroil und Fifty Shot In lluttlo Nour Culiuun. JVKW YoiiK, Feb. 5,—One of the most important engagements in the present Cuban campaign in Orieiitewas fought January 21, near Caiman, between the forces under General Luque and the rebels under General Garcia. The Spanish, it is reported, had 150 killed and a largo number wounded. From accounts received the fight was a veritable slaughter, the Spaniards being boxed up in a ravine. Money Cost of the Cubiin War. ,, MADIHD, Feb. n.—Tho cost of the Cuban war from February, 1805, to the end of 1897, is officially estimated at 8350,000,000, besides the arrears from the Cuban treasurer amounting to S-10,000,000. BREVITIES. It is said the Chicago club will not renew the contract with Adrain C. Anson and that "Tom" Burns, formerly a member of the Chicago team, will be the new manager of the colts. Agramonte, surgeon general in the Cuban insurgent army, has just arrived from Europe, bringing $10,000 raised in Paris for tho Cuban cause. Dr. Agramonte says popular sentiment in France is strong in favor of success f or the Cubans. Old Town, Me., dispatch: The St. John train No. 29, known also as the Provincial Express, was wrecked in a cut at Orono Basin Mills and six cars, including the smaker, were turned topsy-turvy into tho ditch. One of the passenger cars in which were u large number of persons, was almost entirely demolished. Two persons were killed and more than a score injured, several probably fatally. The sultan is worried in regard to the governorship of the Island of Crete and has repeatedly telegraphed to the czar on the subject, to which the czar yesterday replied through the i'aissian embassy here, adhereing positively to the nomination of Prince George of Greece, which, it is said, is according to a pr'oinise which his majesty made to the dowager czarina. Italy has indorsed ... the candidature of Prince George. The palace officials avo much depressed. It is believed that the sultan will eventually yield. Calcutta dispatch: Gen. Westmacott telegraphs from Camp Marnami that the Fourth Brigade became entangled in a gorge near Shinkainar and suffered serious losses... Went. Col. Houghton, Lieuts. Swejng, Powdall, JIughes and Walker, together with five men of the Yorkshire light infantry and three sikhs, were killed; Maj. Ear^e, Lieut- Hall and seventeen men of the York, shires wore wounded and seventeen privates are reported missing. The re* ceipt pf the dispatch h »s caused a great sensation hero and further details are anxiously awaited. 8EJJATE. i)es Moines, Feb. 1.—Pcrrin's bill requiring grass and weeds to be cut in public roads was recommitted. Carney's bill to correct an omission of the new code by which such officers as notaries, public justices of tho peace, ete., are deprived of the power to acknowledge written instruments other than those of real estate, passed. Cheshire's bill to allow 15,000 for clerical expenses to counties with a population of 40,000 or over, also passed. Bill to prevent the adulteration of and deception in the sale of linseed or flax seed oil was passed, after having been amended so as to put the enforcement of it in the hands of the oil inspector under the direction of the board of health. SB NATB. Des Moines, Feb. 2.—Eaton introduced a bill to regulate voting at primaries. It provides a penalty of $100 or thirty days in the county jail for its violation, and gives authority to the presiding officer of the primary or to any judge of tho primary to administer an oath and examine into the facts in the case of any person attempting to vote whoso vote is challenged. Pusoy introduced a bill prohibiting adulteration of candy. Hobart presented a bill providing that towns of from 2,500 to 5,000 population may have saloons if a 05 per cent petition bo secured. At present 80 per cent is required. Emmert's bill to provide for the inspection of imported cattle was debated a while and then recommitted. HOUSE. Tho bill to regulate primaries, presented in the senate, was also presented in tho house, as was also the 6111 to prohibit tho adulteration of candy. Bill to jxmnit counties to draw interest on bank deposits was recommended for indefinite postponement. Two or tlvrce bills of minor importance were passed. SliXATB. DCS Koines, Fob. !).—Byers introduced three bills in the senate to mako changes in the pharmacy laws. They are inspired by tho troubles of certain druggists at Charitou, four of whom have managed to get indicted for illegal selling of liquors. The amendments propose to loosen ttie law. A bill by Mitchell permits tho practice of osteopathy. Harrimau's bill assigning to tho State Agricultural society the rooms now occupied by that society in tho capitol, passed, 31 to 11. HOUSE. A resolution passed requiring the state printer and binder to report to the legislature the cost of preparing readers for tho public schools. Downing introduced a concurrent resolution memorializinB compress for an increase of the currency. Bailey introduced a bill in the house making an appropriation of $20,000 to erect monuments to tho Iowa soldiers on tho ground whore they fought at Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridgo, and Chattanooga. Can- introduced a bill to amend tho law taxing insurance companies one per cent of their gross receipts. The amendment makes the tax apply to net receipts. Potter introduced a bill requiring fraternal insurance companies to have 200 members before a charter can bo obtained, tho sumo as other companies of similar nature. Tho bill to permit counties to receive interest on bank deposits, recommended for indefinite postponement, was debated lit length, but not disposed of. SENATE. DCS Moiues, Feb. 4.—Among bills introduced wore two by Lothrop and Hobart amending tho code in relation to tho conveyance of real estate; one by Pusoy, appropriating 547,400 for Iowa's representation at tho Trans-Mississippi exposition; and oiic by Alexander, to indemnify railroads from penalties which may ensue between January 1,180S, tmd Febuury 1, 1898, as a result of not putting on patent couplers. Gorroll's bill to tax mortgages was recommended for indefinite postponement. Tcmplo amendment was reported favorably and made a special order for next Wednesday, at 10:80 a. m. Bill appropriating $0,000 to thirty county fair associations which hud been doprWed of their ¥200 be- fau.se of a ruling of tho attorney general, passed. HOUSE. Downiug's resolution memorializing congress for tin increase of tho currency wus laid on tho table. Bills were introduced by Dows relating to certain flues and penalties in connection with automatic cjouplcrs; by Potter, to appropriate £17,400 to Trims-Mississippi exposition; by Smith af Harrison, amending code relative to tho disposition of taxes on railway property. Several bills of minor importance passed, one of them providing that witnesses in the caso of garnishces shall not lose their right to demand their fees before answering tho summons by reason of having failed to make such demand at tho timo of service of papers by tho sheriff, aud another permitting counties of over 40,000 population to pay §5,000 for clerk hire in tho ofllco of tho clerk of the district court. SENATK. Dos Moines, Fob. 5.— Four bills passed, only one being important. It was tho house bill providing for tho reduced rates on printing and binding taking effect at once, and passed, 40 to 0. Blauchurd introduced a bill providing for tho purchase aud removal of tho Bonaparte iltun. Piilmor introduced a bill to provide monuments iu memory of Iowa troops at Ijookout Mountain and Missionary Kidgc. HOUSE. Tlio house, after a warm debute, adopted Farley's resolution requiring Iowa's representatives in congress to use all honorable menus to prevent tho passage of tho pooU iug and uiiti-soalpiug bills. Senate bill assigning- the present quarters of tho Iowa Agricultural Society to that society indefinitely passed. The bill granting uid to district agricultural societies passed. Hinkson introduced two bills authorizing tho deduction of debts from property lia- blo for taxation. Aft AFFLICTED MOTHER. Fr 0m tMyi^,F^P^ castra ^wtfrsswsfe?? •ZSSJ^fg&KStfXSf A Constant Sufferer. in her condition. She continued taking ths "lI B until seven or eight j boxesi had been consumed and she considered.h^elf entirely cured. She cnn now eat nil Kinasoi foodf which is something she has not bom able to do for years. She is not troubled in tho least with nervousness as she was during the time of her stomach troubles. She IB now well and nil because of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People a complete cure bus been made. ;_ , . If nnv one would like to boar more of the details of bor suffering and relief (rained by the use of Dr. Williams' Pmk Pills for Palo People tbey iiiny bo obtained probably, by writing tho lady direct. She is one of our well-known residents, Mrs, Ellen A. Oderkirk, I'aw Paw. 111. Realizing on His Investment.' "Well, Uncle Reuben, your daughter Keturah has finished her education at a "Yea?I 8 reckon S o. She says ither and nyther. Cost me $1,900, but I guess it's all right." PERFECT HOME SECURED LITTLE COST. AT It has been discovered that the stumps of pine trees make very durable shingles. Compressed flour, in the form of bricks, is iised by the British array and navy. In this form space is economized, and 300 pounds of packed flour may be stored in the space which 100 pounds would occupy in a loose condition. A noted physician asserts that high living checks the growth of tho hair. He declares that it is easy in society to pick oxit the girls whose parents have arisen from the ranks of poverty, by the superior qiiality and abundance of Joan and The odore Striovski, form erly r e s i denta o f Mlchi- g a n, but now living in Alameda, Western Canada, before taking up their home there visited the country as delegates. They reported to the Government of the Dominion of Canada the result of their observations, and from this report extracts have been taken, which are published below: "We have visited a number of most desirable locations, and are highly pleased with the country as a whole, it being beyond our highest expectations. We find here a prosperous and well-contented lot of people. They have comfortable homes, and th§ir vast fields of wheat and other crops in addition to their herds of choice cattle, indicate prosperity in the full sense of the word. In conversation with the farmers throughout our trip we learned that the majority of them came here with very limited means, and some with no more than enough to bring them here, and they are now well-to-do. They all claim that this is the only country for a poor man, or one .with little means, to get a start and make a home for himself and family. As you are aware, we were a little shaky and undecided before leaving Detroit, but have determined since that we, with our friends, will make! this country our future home. It is: far from being the wilderness we had pictured it to be; it is, instead, a land' having all the facilities required by. modern civilization, such as railroads, markets, stores, churches, schools, etc., in fact, an ideal home for those having the future welfare of themselves and: families at heart." i The Messrs. Striovski selected the, Alameda district, but what they sayl of it applies in a general way to most other districts in that vast country. They speak of the fuel, which is to be had In great quantities, of the water that can be had by digging from 10 to; 20 feet, and of the good grazing land! to be had almost everywhere. There is plenty of wood for building timber and 1'or fuel, while coal is convenient, and' sells at low prices at tho mines In driving through the country they passed may fine patches of wild raspberries, -and say they can speak highly of their flavor, as they could not resist the temptation to stop and cat. Having already transgressed on your valuable space, I shall defer further 1 reference to Western Canada for another issue. An illustrated pamphlet recently issued by tho Department of the Interior, Ottawa, Canada, giving a} complete description of the country; will bo forwarded free to all who write; for it. Yours, WESTERN CANADA. It takes, it is said, the tusks of 75,000 elephants a year to supply the world's piano keys, billiard balls and knife handles. AN OPEN LETTER TO MOTHERS, we avo asscrtlni,' in the courts our rieht to tho ™i$wwcj&mr$-" c ^^?™ i ii^.tiSi,U: oi^AbloiUA, as our Trade Mark. I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyamiis, Massachusetts, was Vhoorijfluatorof "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borno and aoes now boar tho fac-similo signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER ou every wrapper. This is' the original "PITCHER'S OASTOHIA" which h» S been used m tho homes of the mothers ol America for over thirty years. Look carefullv at the wrapper aud sco that it is "tho kind you have always bought," and has the signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER or; tho Wrapper No one has authority from me to use my except Tho Ceutaur Company of which H. Fletcher is President. March 8. 1897. SAMUEL PITCHER, M.! Almond-meal neck and hands. helps to whiten Don't To quit Spit and Kmoio Your ur« A tobacco easily ftn d forever full of life uerve aud ' , No.'10-Btto, the wonder weak wen strong. All C«ve guaranteed. that makes ~ DOo or fL , o ranteed. Booklet ana mart ?f ree e ttCH> * l > " a ' WWW

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