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TtH' various district caucuses will be held at
o'clock a.m.
A minty contra! committee eotuNtlni? of one
from f.»cii ward, precinct or townslitp must be
elected a' the ei»umy convention ut which dele
gates, to tin- Mate c".mnnon are cluw-n.
Ail persons la sytiijisiiliy with tin- principles
enuncl.it rd in our state plat form are Invited to
co-operate with u-.
Bv order o! tin- Mate central Committee.
T. H. I.FK. OUS. L». KL"IXBJI,
fSi-eretary. chairman.
Democratic County Convention.
Hie Democratic electors of Howard
County are requested to meet in
inapt* convention in the Court House
iu Creseo, Iowa on
S ATI' 11 DAY Jl'XK V\, 1*91
at one o'clock p. in., for the purpose
of fleeting seven delegates to at
tend the Democratic State Conven
tion whicli meets at Ottumwa, June
24, im.
A County Central Committee in ac
cordance with the call of the State
central committee will also be select
ed, tind such other business trans
acted as may properly come before
the convention.
By order of Democratic County
Central Committee:
JOHA E. PKI K, J. J. LOWKY,
Secretary. Chairman.
The Law and the Moral of tlie
Question
The ex-President of the Howard
County Agricultural Society in the
last weeks Times, makes an un
waranted attack upon the board of
Supervisors, because of its demand
upon the ex-Secretary of the Society
for a statement of its receipts from
membership fees, anil State aid. for
the years 1889 and 1X90, assuming that
there is no law to justify the demand.
It is true the law as originally pas
sed, made the duty of such a report
incumbent on the Society, only when
the beard of Supervisors had made
an appropriation to fence and tit up
the grounds owned by the agricultur
al society.
Since then the legislature has codi
fied the laws, reversing the order of
the section of the statute so that sec
tion preceding section H?4 is not the
one that preceded it as originally
passed, and seems to warrant the po
sition assumed by the board of Super
visors. Why this order has been
changed is a question for tlie courts
to decide aiul not the ex-President of
the Agricultural Society or the board
of Supervisors,
The moral of the question fa with
the board, for while it is true the
board has not made an appropriation
to the Society for either of the years
named, it is nevertheless true that
the State money so-called, is taken
from the moneys collected by the
boards of Supervisors from the tax
payers of the county, ami this with
membership fees in the State, will
agregate fully a quarter of a million
dollars annually. If the courts de
cide that the jflicers receiving and
expending this sum of money need
not make any report to any source
in regard to it. then it is high time
that such a law should be given to
the people. The people of the county
have paid the taxes and the state lias
returned a portion of the sum to be
expended in their county to promote
the interests of the community in the
varied industries of the county. It is
absurd to argue that the public has
no right to ask 4iow the money has
been expended. The ex-President
letter strongly smacks of Yanderbilt
expression: "The public be damned.
We believe the intention of the
legislature in its revision of the stat
nteswasto require from the Secre
tary of the several societies of the
state a report of their several expen
ditures, to the end that the tax-payers
might know that the money collected
from them had not been illegitimately
used to reward personal favorites or
friends of the officers without an
sqoivalent service.
Dry Those Tears, Bub.
The Postvilie Review is like Rachel
weeping in the wilderness and will
not be comforted, because the expen
ditures of the Minnesota legislature
were not diminished, attributing the
fault to the Alliance. Perhaps the
Review is not aware that the so
called Alliance legislature consisted
of 40 Alliance men in both branch?
and 122 of the opposition. The tax
levy lias been increased each year, in
Minnesota, since lfcKM), the republi
cans all the while in control. H«
sides, the increased appropriation
this year were passed by republican
votes." As the St. Paul Globe says, it
was not aided by the republicans to
practice retrenchment. A newspape
that can behold without a shudde
the doings of a billion dollar congre?
can't frighten the farmers bv parad
ing expenditures for which its party
was responsible in Minnesota.
The census shows a total of mine
million real estate mortgages in th
United States. That is, one inort
gages for every seven persons. A
families average that would be about
two mortgages for every three fam
lies. It also means three thousand
mortgages to each county in our
whole country. This, remember,
does not include the chattel mortga
ges, and other kinds of indebtedness
This is a startling record, and de
tracts much from the declaration of
general prosperity.—Fayette County
Union.
Chester Crumbs Swept Up.
Rev. Smith preached the funeral
pennon of Mrs. Maria Laws, bust Sab
bath afternoon.
Mrs. Laws died at the asyluui at
Independence. April 10th,—oged
nearly 80 years. She came to this
ountry from Knglaud, in 185y ami
settled in Wisconsin: came to ('lies
ter in l&W, where she has resided
ever since. Her husband, Mujor Laws
died about 24 years ago. She leaves
live children: two sons and three
daughters to mourn her loss. She
was a kind neighbor and a good
Christian woman but for the last
few years, she has bceu losing her
miud, and was taken to the asylum
at independence for treatment a
short time ago, and the sad news of
her death was not unexpected.
All who did not have the pleasure
of listening to Rev. Smith's sermon
last Sabbath evening, on the subject
of "little foxes," missed a great treat.
If our preachers would only preach
more such sermons, there would be
less gossip and news mongers.
Rev. Pyre came up from Inland.
Monday for a few days rest, and visit
among his many friends in Chester.
The people of Chester have a warm
place in their hearts for Rev. Pyre,
and he will always 11 nd warm we!
come iu Chester.
Rev. Smith gave notice that he
would hold memorial services iu the
M. K. Church at Lime Springs, sab
bath morning, May 31st. All old
soldiers are invited to be present on
that day.
T. C. Bratrud has been putting
down sidewalk between his store and
the Post Office—a much needed im
provement. Now that this much
needed improvement has commenced
let others take up the good work and
do likewise, and our little burg will
compare favorably with any of our
"sister towns."
Miss Alma R. Combe took Iter
parture to-day for Cedar Falls, where
she is employed as teacher.
\. P. Co.'ubs returned from Dakota
last week and reports everybody
jubilant over the prospects of
bountiful crop this year, as they
have had plenty of rain—the tirst
time iu several years.
Carter & Courtney shipped another
consignment of hogs to Chicago Sun
day morning. And H. B. Smith is
taking in hogs and cattle to-day:
our buyers are rustlers, and good
honest dealers.
Mi i/ri IX
PARVO.
flecrrtavy Tracy lias seen lit to give
a contract for armor plates, amount
ing to between three and four million
dollars, to the firm of Carnegie.
Phipps & Co., without advertising,
without competition, and on private
terms, except that the public has
been informed in a general way that
the terms are about the same as those
fixed by the contract with the Bethle
hem Company, which contract was
awarded after advertising for propo
sals and is now four years old.
Whether the prices of 1887 are reas
onable for 1891 is a point on which
we trust that the House of Repre
sentatives next winter will insist on
having some fuller information. We
cannot conceive of a greater scandal
than the giving of such huge contract
without competition, especially as
the head of the firm is a gentleman
who has confered favors on Secreta
ry Blaine, and is reputed to be a lib
eral contributer to the Republican
campaign fund. The contract having
been given to Carnegie, Phipps &
Co., they have purchased the ma
chinery required by it in Scotland
the country where Carnegie is wont
to spend the money he makes in
America by means of American tariff
laws. On April 14th 130 tons of this
Scottish machinery arrived in New
Y'ork, The Pittsburgh Post of the
lGth says: "The fact that it was nec
essary for the firm to go to Scotland
for machinery when there are hun
dreds of machine shops in this coun
try, is exciting considerable com
uient.—National Democrat.
Money is power. Concentrated
wealth is concentrated power. The
centrali/.ation of power in the hands
of the few is undemocraic and dan
gerous to the liberties of the people
The wealth of the United States, un
der the present financial system,
being concentrated more rapidly
than was ever before known in any
nation. Is there patriotism enough
among the people to arrest this rapid
centralization of wealth and power
We believe that there is and that
the campaign of 1892 the people will
assert their sovereign rights and
overthrow the plutocrats who hav
been running the government for
their benefit, to the detriment
everybody else.—Independent, Ord
Neb.
The government issues money to
national banks. It is issued to them
not for the banks to do as they please
with it—they cannot deal in real
estate, in live stock, in merchandise
they cannot engage in manufacturing
railroading or any enterprise. The
money is issued to them to loan- to
loan to the people. The banks are
virtually loan agents, and the gov
eminent is practically loaning money
to the people. The loans are at 1
per cent, plus commissions of the
agents (the banks. The commission
is too high, being from 5 to 11 per
cent, per annum—equal to 23 to 50
per cent, on a live-year loan. Now
the proposition is to dispense with
these costly loan agents.—World
Chillicotlie, Mo.
Secretary Foster proposes to Mbflti*
tute two per cent, certificates for the
$50,000,000 of4i per cent, bonds which
mature in September next. But for
extravagance of the billion dolla:
congress there would be no need
perpetuating this debt at any rate of
interest. There would be enough
money in the treasury at the time
matures to pay it off.—Telegraph.
II the necessities of the treasury
should compel the secretary draw
on John Sherman's gold surplus that
lie foolishly stored for the redenip
tion of greenbacks, it will be a good
thing for the country. No gold is
wanted for the redemption of green
backs as long as they are received by
the government for all«!««.
AN IOWA EDITOR TALKS
Mr. D. N. Richadson the editor a
the Davenport Democrat, is in Wasn
ngton Mild doing some talking on
political subjects. According to a
li-patch from that city he recently
said:
Cleveland is the democracy's only
hope iu 1892. He is the only national
leuiocrat. 1 dj not see any other
possibility next year."
Then the death of Cleveland would
eprive the democratic party of its
only hope. The organization is de
pendent on him, not upon its prinei
»les. for success in 1892. and if the
grave should swallow him the party
would immediately go into political
bankruptcy. If Mr. Kiclirdson be
lieves this nonsense he is more credu
lous hun has be ngene al y suj poee 1
The geutleman continues:
"If the alliance element succeeds in
getting a free coinage heresy into
the detiKcratic platform w are gone
up."
And "we are gone up" if the al
liance shall not succeed in getting
the "heresy''into the platform. It is
a gloomy picture, indeed, that Mr,
Richardson paints of the condition
of the party. It cau't possibly tii
umph withou^Cleveland, and if it
shall do what it must do to be saved
it will certainly be lost. Optimism
doesn't appear to be one of our con
temporary's failings. On the merits
of the silver question Mr. Richardson
remarks:
"I regard free coinage as a heresy
because it is an attempt to make a
7* cent dollar, We cannot use them
abroad. England or France or
Germany will not take them. We
will not take Austrian silver. It is
liscredited. We do not know how
much iron they put in it. Nor do we
want Italian money. It is a little
better now, but we don't want money
that is worth only thirty or forty
per cent, of its face. No one would
object to free coinage if they would
put a dollar's worth of sliver in
dollar."
It is evident from this that Mr.
Richardson, while he is a charming
descriptive writer and has published
a most interesting and instructive
book giving an account of his trip
around the globe and of what he saw
and leared in oriental and other lands
has bestowed but little thought on
the currencv problem. Fre^ coinage
itself would "put a dollar's wjrth of
silver iu a dollar," and therefore the
tablishment of free coinage would
not be "an attempt to make a 75 cent
dollar." As bullion the present do I
lar, measured by the gold standard,
is worth but 75 cents. Under free
coinage it would be worth 100 cents
both as money and bullion. The
mints should consequently be opened
as freely to silyer as to gold. More
money is absolutely needed with
whicli to transact the business of the
ountry and avert the danger threat
enetl by our colossal credit system,
and free coinage would supply it.
The latter is demanded by the farm
ers and wage earners of all parts of
the union. Not only is it essential to
the prosperity of the debtor and iu
dustrial classes, but a declaration in
its favor is a necessity of the demo
cratic party. The next national con
vention must adopt a sree silver
plank if the candidates are to sue
ceed. If it shall refuse to do so. and
thus demonstrate that the party is
much the tool of Wall street as tin
republican organization is, a third
national ticket will be placed in the
field. And with the organized soil
tillers and workingmen supporting i
third ticket, the democrats would
have but little chance of victory
What is needed in this country is a
genuine democratic party—a party
of the masses and not of tae classes.
If the old organization would enjoy
this distinction, the way is open to it.
If it does not care for the honor and
reward which the distinction would
certainly confer, it is a safej predic
tion that a genuine democratic party
will be formed. The people arc tired
of the rule of political wire-pullers
and of having their interests continu
ally subordinated to party expedien
cy. They want a radical change, and
if the democratic party is unwilling
to co-operate with them in making
this they will make it themselves.—
Dubuque Telegraph.
The Philadelphia Record prints the
following amusing story as bearing
upon the coolness that prevails be
tween Senator Matt yuay and Presi
dent Harrison: The Senator visited
the president just before his coming
this city, and urged upon the execu
tive attention a number of Pennsyl
vania appointments and some others
for his special friends and aids on the
national committee. The President
listened somewhat listlessly, and gave
the Senator little encouragement
Harrison's manner did not satisfy
Quay, and the Senator began to ex
plain that the president owed some
return to those men who had carried
the last presidential campaign to a
successful issue. Finely the Senator
said: "Mr. President you cannot af
ford to ignore those people who
made your election possible." Hurri
sou did not wink even at this point
blank thrust. He lifted himself as
high as possible on his toes and said
with decided emphasis: "Senator
(iod Almighty made me president.
The Senator had no reply to this and
beat a hasty retreat. As he was
making his way to Chamberlain's in
a meditative and somewhat solemn
mood he met "Bob"' Ingersoll, and
stopped a moment for a chat,
which he related the incident of the
review. "Well" exclaimed the profane
Ingersoll, "I have heard some pretty
tough charges preferred ugainst God
Almighty, but I don't think I ever
heard that he was guilty of anything
so bad as that." As Quay tells this
story with gusto, it is taken as an in
dication of what he thinks of his
friend, tbe President.
Pretty Big Drop."
"Wtiaf s the price of sugar today*
asked a Democratic farmer of a Re
publican grocer.
"Twenty pounds for $1," smilingly
responded the grocer.
"Pretty big drop, isn't it? Caused
by an unusually large crop, 1 pre
sume?"
"Well, no, not exactly I guess I*
have to own up that it is mainly,
not wholly due to a reduction in the
tariff."
"Reduction in the tariff, eh? Well
say, now, Brown, don't you think
would liaye been about the fair thing
to have given us fellows the benefit
of a nice little reduction on a few
other leading articles—actual,rneces
saries of life, you know?"
"Well, yes, certainly, but I'm
awfully busy today, and if it would
suit you just as well, drop in some
day next week and we will talk the
matter over.'"- Exchange.
Cheap sugar is good and so reason
able th it many re vot ta will insis
upon having the cheap coats |which
McKiney insisted would make
4'cheapmen
FAEMERS' ALLIANCE.
{POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
•The governor of Nebraska signed
the Australian ballot law, the bill hav
ing passed with the emergency clause,
and 3,000 pamphlet copies have been
ordered printed for general distribu
tion.
—The Pennsylvania house has passed,
by a vote of 109 to 54, a bill taxing an
thracite coal lands and creating a fund
for tlic relief of the injured and the de
pendents of those killed in mining an
thracite coal.
The much needed reform of elect
ing United States senators by a direct
rote of the people is becoming more
popular antl rapidly growing in favor
with the great industrial masses. At
least five state legislatures have passed
resolutions demanding such a change
in the constitution as will require such
elections of United States senators.
This is encouraging. Lot the good
work go on. It is only a question of
time when the pressure In its favor will
force congress to ndopt suoh a constitu
tional amendment.
—It is one thing to know that we are
poor and that others are rich, and it is
another and very different thing to know
that we are poor because others are
rich. The former may be the discern
ment of the providential or unavoidable
the latter is the proof of thievery and
dishonor. You, who by your prejudice
or indifference bring upon your house
holds such a condition, ought to be
ashamed to get down upon your knees
and send tip to Heaven the Master's
rayer, "Give us this day our daily
read." Stop voting to others the priv
ilege of robbing you then, if you desire,
pray like a man in the image of God,
and not like a fool in the likeness of the
devil.—Pacific Union.
—Our Missouri "reform within the
party" farmers' legislature is a failure.
It seems to be dominated by the polite
ical bosses who are in turn dominated
by the monopolists. Word comes to us
from a very reliable source that already
two old party farmer members hare be
come disgusted and declare that they
will go homo and take the stump for
independent action. This is good news.
They will find lots of the people who
have recently made a similar change
thousands of them who since last elec
tion have become convinced that re
form within the party Is not a prac
ticable plan and that the only remedy
Is for these reformers to stay together
at the polls regardless of their former
party prejudices.—Missouri World.
—The confederation of industrial or
ganizations lately organized for the
purpose of confederating all organisa
tions of producers willing to co-operate
in securing the reforms in legislation
Bow being demanded by the necessities
of the great producing classes of this
country, is making rapid progress.
President Ben Terrell extends an invi
tation to each and every industrial or
ganization willing to co-operate to
cure such ends to communicate such
facts to Secretary John \\. Hayes, No.
814 Uroad street, Philadelphia, at as
early date as possible, in order that
such organization may have due notice
and full representation at a meeting of
the executive board, to be held some
time during the coming summer for the
purpose of selecting a place for the con
vention to be held in February, 1892,
and fixing the basis and representation.
It makes one laugh to read the
"arguments" of the old party press to
the effect that a third party is unneces
sary in order to bring about tho reforms
so much needed. It's too late, you old
pirates! You have both had a hand in
making reform necessary, and as you
have gotten things into their present
condition it is not at all likely that you
will do anything to reform the things
you yourselves have brought about.
But aside from this, you are both in the
control of monopoly, and monopoly
will fight against reform till its last
breath is gone. Reform is the death
knell of monopoly, and monopoly real
izes it, too. And where, pray, would
the old parties bo if it were not for
monopoly's contributions to blocks-of
five funds? Reform—reform nothing,
you ecsspools of corruption, you! Rot
ten eggs cannot be made pure neither
can you.—Lincoln (Neb.) Farmers'Al
liance.
That there is to be a third, or farm
ers1 and laborers' party is evident. It
will be no child's play, but a deter
mined effort to right the wrongs com
plained of. The recent shortcomings
of congress upon matters of vital inter
est to the people makes such action nec
essary, and will receive the support of
every farmer who loves his country and
calling more than party. In the com
lng farmers' and laborers' party will be
found thousands of patrons of hus
bandry exercising their rights as citi
sens to affiliate with any party that
will best carry out their views. This
is grange doctrine and thoroughly
sound. While this is true, members of
the order cannot, must not, in any form
attempt to compromise the grange
The grange as an organization is abso
lutely ftpn-political and must remain
so. The training received by it6 mem
bers make them the best of members
pi any political party.—American
Grange Bulletin.
How to Become Noted.
A very significant feature of the pres
ent conflict is that whenever opposition
papers can find an alliance man who
will express opposition to the alliance
platforo, they make a hero of him.
Tennessee ond Mississippi papers are
lauding McAllister to the skies as the
greatest man in the alliance, because
yome Tennessee paper published an in
terview where he is represented as hav
ing said something against the Bub
treasury plan to the effect that it was
given up, and that the alliance would
pin its hopes on free coinage of silver
alone. If any alliance man wants to
become a hero in the opposition press
this is a simple formula let him be in
terviewed and express just such doc
trine as that, and he will at once be
oomc a great man among a class of pa
pers that tire constantly advising the
alliance to give up its principles and
adapt its demands to their taste.—Na
tional Economist.
Another Outrage.
The American Live Stock Commission
Co., which tho Kansas Alliance
Exchange Co., had made its agent
for the sale of live stock, has been ex
pelled from the Kansas City exchange,
Why? The live stock exchange has
fixed a certain arbitrary rate of com
mission which shall be charged for the
sale of stock, by which immense profits
have been realized at the expense of
stock men. The American Livestock
Commission Co. is a co-operative com
pany which pays a dividend to its stock
holders from the proceeds of its busi
ness. It violated no rule of the live
stock exchange. It charged the samt)
commission as other salesmen. The
members of the alliance being stock
holders in the company through the
Kansas Alliance Exchange Co. were al
lowed to participate in the profits of the
business. For this the company is ex
pelled and an attempt is made to organ
ize a boycott against it among the buy
ers of live stock. This gives the screw
one more turn. We repeat our question
of a few weeks agoi llow long will
such things be tolerated under the laws
of this country, and how long will the
people submit to these outrages?—
peka A&ocate.
The revolutionary fathers fought
against class distinctions and in the
form of government they established
prohibited a .hereditary aristocracy
of parentuge. At the residence of
Bishop Perry, in Davenport, the Sons
of the Revolution held a meeting a
few days ago. A better way to pre
serve the niemori' s of the men who
took part in the revolution is to per
petuate the institutions they gave
us. The very existence of such a so
ciety as the Sons of the Revolution is
in the nature of a privileged class, a
class claiming merit and recognition
not because of what they as individ
uals have done for their country, but
for what was done by otlieis. Every
tub .should stand on its own bottom.
Such was the principle contended
for by the fathers of the republic and
obedlJncc to the principle is t!ie brst
possible recognition the Sons of the
Revolution can bes-tow upon patriot
fathers.
TAKING THE BREAD
The total direct appropriations
from the Treasury made by the Bil
lion Dollar Congress—not including
debts saddled on the country for
fifty vears to come— were $1,009,000,
000.
The report of the Department of
Agriculture for 1890 estimates the
average value of the corn crop of the
United States for the past eleven
years at $G7ti,714 286. and of the wheat
"rop at $3»8,442, 011.
It will take both the corn and wheat
crops combined to pay for the luxury
of having a Republican Congress
which represented only a minority
of the voters.
The Billion Dollar Congress has
literally taken the bread out of the
mouths of the American people, for
every bushel of corn or barrel of flour
produced in this country last year
represented merely the taxes to be
•aid to meet the expense imposed bv
i::1
N. Y. World.
Free Coinage-
Mtnh has bee
I
aid nbont
4he
free
coinage of silver, both foi and against
and by careful study of the matter it
will be seen that u very large majori
ty of the men who oppose, are, with
out exception, the men who hav»
stolen the wealth of the country iu
the name of the public credit, and
few men and newsp.ip rs whom tliey
own soul and body. The motive
which induces them to exp e s
most rancorous and bitter hatred of
silver money is the fear that any iu
crease of the circulation will lessen
the value of their stolen swag, and so
loosen in some degree their ba'ulit
grasp upon the financial windpipes
of the people. Some causes should
perish by the very meanness of those
who uphold tlieui, and lh s gold
standard cause is one such cause
Any one knows that these men are
iu to be trnste I upon any questions
of financial reform. For no measure
will suir them that compels them to
be honest men and ea*n their livings
by us -ful labor, as other men do.—
WM&mun and Farm r.
FAT THE FIDDLES*
The Billion Dollar Congress* spent
of the people's money one sixth the
total cost of the civi: war as esti
mated by John Sherman.
Onc-sixteentli the total assessed
value of all the taxable property in
the United States in 1880.
More than the war indemnitv paid
by France to Germany, and more
than the present national bonded
debt.
Double the total estimate:! true
valuation of all property of every
kind in eighteeen States.
Three times the estimated value of
all property in ten States.
Four times the total wealth of
seven States.
Fifteen times the total wealth of
Nevada,
Every cent of this must be raised
by taxation. It means $10 per head
and $90 per fumily that must be paid
Having danced to the Republican
tune, the people must pavthe Repub
lican fiddler.-N. Y. World.
Michigan will elect presidential
electors by districts in 1892. That
will divide the electoral vote of the
state sure, and break the slates.
About all that is left of the state
temperance alliance is .ludge Harvey
and #2.29 in the treasury. Oh! yes,
Frank Wright is "left" also.
The President of the Republican
National League of Clubs is inuc
displeased with the Farmers' Alliance
His name is Thurston and he is
corporation attorney by trade.
Labor produces all wealth.
When labor suffers something
wrong.
The bondholder is the slave owner
Poverty among the toilers is the
re ult of the sin of ignorance.
All bonds paid when the people
say so.
The Government had no right to
borrow and pay interest on money it
had the right to create.
Those
who believe that
Sage's
a matter of
Dr.
Catarrh Remedy wil
cure them are more liable
to
get
well than
those who
dont.
If
you happen
to every
ily ascertain that
as good
a day.
should act
newspaper
publisher and every druggist
in
the land, and
you can eas
their word's
as
bond.
their
The first stage
You
Begin right.
is
to purify the system.
don't
want build on a wronc
foundation,to
when you're build
ing for
health. And don't
shock the
stomach with harsh
treatment. Use the milder
means.
You wind
your watch
once
Your liver and bowels
as regularly. If
they do not, use
a key.
is Dr.
T/ie key
Pleasant Pellets.
WANTED
Pierce^
One a dose
on 4* a fif Mi*1
ULLTO 1 JF(J
arnum.
Ait InleiiM-ly interestii'j,' It ujrrii|li.v of t!
fTe9tent
showman of tin- woilil, in ikinyr fur
un"». rlskiiiK n il'i i i•.u^r kui-.'H:i'!i
Oue.-iitt and knowu -lie ivm-M over, liy all in
tlin.lU-frieml. Ill prepiirntion for yar*
patfe:'. Splendidly lust rated. IU(J fKOKI
Outfit ?5c.
AK«''II-
Witnliil also t.iiiui- life of
Sberii.at), Indian '.Var ami olli last selliiiK
Books tind Hiblc*. Mont lller»l lei
IIIH.
Bl'MXd OK CO.. st. Lunis, No.
A PERENNIAL APPETITE.
One Hundred Oyster* and Fifty Clams
Only a launch for Him.
There is a man born and bred in Ken
sington whose appetite has not j*et been
satisfied. It were folly to say that he
has never yet refused a second helping
of the viands set before him morning,
noon and night, for the cravings of hi^
inner self have not once really been sat
isfied, says the Philadelphia Record,
•'or fifteen years or more he has resided
in the northeast section of the city. He
was at one time sergeant of police in
the Eighteenth district, but he has now
sought other fields of usefulness.
There are stomachs and stomachs, of
course, but the capacious maw of this
denizen of a corner of the city has yet
to be equaled. His astounding feats at
the dinner table put to blush all other
performances of a similar character,
lie is a prey to an appetite whoso ab
normality is phenomenal and which
would cause him mournful dreams at
night but for the acknowledged fact
that "it isn't his fault."
It is asserted on good authority that
this ex-sergeant went into Meyers' sa
loon on Girard avenue, below Vienna
street, one day, and, sitting down to a
dinner that had been prepared for seven
people, ate every part of It. There
were six pounds of roast mutton, be
sides large vegetable dishes full of
white and sweet potatoes, beans, a half
pound of butter, and a large loaf of
bread. Before sitting down to the table
he of the hearty appetite had asked
Mrs. Meyers to board him, but after
witnessing the alarming disappearance
of tho food she concluded that she had
better not.
One election night when the sergeant
was very busy and It was impossible
for him to go home to supper he sent
the turnkey to a neighboring restaurant
and had supper sent in for two persons,
lie ate both of the meals and then sent
out for one hundred prime oysters and
fifty bull-neck clams. Tho turnkey
thought that he would get a few of the
oysters, but was disappointed, as the
sergeant devoured the whole lot and
then declared that he was hungry.
On another occasion this prodigy pur
chased a half bushel of clams and, sit
ting on a brick, opened and ate all of
them. There were just fifty clams in
the basket, ne drank twenty-four bot
tles of beer without turning a hair and
ate eleven soused pigs' feet one evening.
Seventeen boiled crabs are only a
luncheon for him, and he can eat as
much as any five men in the Quaker
City to-day. There is no doubt about
his prodigious epicurean capacity. He
has a record which he proudly talks
about, as well as many of his friends.
PERIODICITY OF GREAT COLDS.
Length of Intervals Klapsing Between
Winters
of
Greatest Seventy.
One of the English meteorologists
calls attention to some points in con
nection with the present extraordinary
weather, and in reference to the very
interesting question of the periodicity
of such colds. It was stated in a paper
on December 31, 1890, that the cold
period of nineteen days up to that date
was the longest period of low tempera
ture observed at Greenwich since the
winter of 1813-14 that is, a period of
[1801-1814] seventy-seven years, or
eleven years multiplied by seven.
Again, the telegram from Vienna on
the same day stated that the Danube
was frozen over at Buda-Pesth for the
first time since 1879, a period of [1899
1879] eleven years.
Again, there was reported from San
Francisco -an earthquake which oc
curred there on the 2d of February of
the present year. Prof. Holden, of the
Lick observatory, reporting thereon
stated that it was the severest shock
since that of 1868. Reckoning the pres
ent shock as the end of 1890, the interval
would be [1890-1808] twenty-two years,
a multiple of eleven. Thus In these
three cases a period of eleven years, or
a multiple thereof, comes out.
It is assumed that between seismic
energy and atmospheric disturbances
there is a relation.
This period of eleven years is ap
proximately that of the sun-spots,
minimum of which occurred last year.
It is also the period of the years of
scarcity of grain in India, and occurs
frequently in connection with earth
quakes. In this respect there is a very
distinct interest as regards the present
year, since, according to the prediction
of the late French astronomer Delauney,
which made in a communication to the
French Academy of Science in 1879,
this year will be one of maximum ener
gy and frequency as regards earth
quakes. The series of years indicated
by him as likely to prove markedly
seismic is 1883, 1886, 1891, 1898, 1900,
1913 and 1919. The two first of tho
scries have been fairly well character
ized by the occurrence of great shocks,
and as last year has been notable for
the absence of these there is already
likelihood that the present year may be
inarked by seismic activity, as were the
preTious years indicated. And so far
the theoretical views cm which the pre
diction was based would receive sup
port,
A
to
those who don't
be one
of
believe, there's
$500
to help your
faith. It's for you if the mak
ers
of Dr. Sage's remedy can't
cure you, no matter how bac
or of how long standing your
catarrh
the head may be.
in
The makers are
the World'
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion of Buffalo,N.Y. They're
known
'LONGSHOREMAN'S MODESTY
The Odd Idea That a Rough Man Had of
Propriety.
"You would hardly believe what silly
ideas some rough, uneducated men have
about propriety," said a nurse to a New
York Tribune man, as she smoothed
out the pillow and rearranged the be4*
eovers with a gentleness and a dexteri
ty that recalled to the patient the min
istering hand of a mother to a sick boy,
"I recollect nursing a big 'longshore
man when I was in the hospital who
had an idea of chivalry which, mistaken
and nonsensical though it was, yet was
refreshing in one of his class. lie had
been in some drunken fight in a low
grog-shop near the river, and had re
ceived a number of bad wounds. Ilis
antagonist had cut right for his heart,
and had made three or four gaping
slashes in his chest.
"The injured man was pile ol the
best-built men I ever saw, and if his
chest had not been padded with thic'
muscles he would have been murdered
outright. As it was he was in a critical
condition, and only the best care and
treatment could save his life. The sur
geons dressed his wounds the first few
days and then turned the task over to
me. I went up to the patient, whose
name was Jackson, the next day, and
began to lay back the covers of the bed.
'What are you doing?' he asked.
«i am going to dress your wounds,
I answered.
'You—a lady!' %m said in astonish
ment.
'Of course come, no nonsense,'
went on, for he had grasped the cover
in his weak hands and was trying to
prevent my laying it back. I tried to
argue with him, but he blushed and
said doggedly that he wouldn't let
lady dress his wounds. I told him he
would die if he didn't let me take care
of him, but he said he didn't care if he
did, so I had to send for a surgeon.
After several days the patient was per
suaded to let me dress the wounds, but
he turned crimson when he bared hia
chest for uie, although he had to expose
littlo more than a society woman does
when she wears a ball gown. Well
the 'longshoreman got well, and since
then I have been convinced that the
coarsest men ore not without imtipot§
of gentility/'
RAW AS BEEF-STEAK.
laliy's* FVarfiil Sull'rriiiK from Skin
DhwHM' Covering Kiilire Body
Cured bv Cuticura.
My l.ibywa taken very *k:k *l«e* be w. a
tlirei monUis old, and In a few began
eaklrjfoir. We e:i»ilved ut tlie liomc
tor.s eould l'» iiMlilnjr for him.
He It we M-nt :r (lie -i-t do -tor in r'aton I
Ml "H I he t!'» lore till:* for w Week*
find lie £0? w«»r- e all
tlu- lime iiinl til'
tool htm to .Jaekson,
tn a doetor who a'
tends «-spe'dally to
,.h .in diHea-cs, and
*«.«. I.e Kit worse
*S}S»"i-,n ver. Then I
"/t« »•!.! i-i.V litl-Sand we
11 id beit'-r try the
I
MR
j5.
nri'KA lihMrTIRS
11 v way did n^t
hive any Idea tiie
v.uulddo any ip«*l,
hit Inlets 1 han tn
it!:s from tin iii.it' we b'K''n irlvlr.sr them to
11 he was ntirei.v well, and iKt a «pot in him.
Ill* hair Itejran K'ewliiK t'^it oil. and we|
loiiiihr lie would iilw.i" s- 1M- ba Id-headed,
en- was nol a s|Kii on Ids «hole body, faeel
and he ld, on'y lili !:0 e and eves, but what was
as raw an beef-Meat, so poor there was not
nytlilm,' but boHi'i". and so wak he could[
raise neither uid nor head.
FKXXK
i A:
UKTI\
SKMI
winiieid, Miciu
CITTKTITA INSOLVENT.
The new liloo I and S'cln I'uiHier and urea'estl
of Humor Weiaedn-.-. internally elean.es the
b:r».I ut all Impnrfies n: pol-^nou*. elements
ml thus removes tin* eiiu e v.hile fi TiciKA,
he treat
ure, and cniciiu
SOAI-,
an
\ijiilslte cKin be-iiiiltler, e'-ar the skin end
valpand restore tie- hair. Thus the CfTiri RA|
KKMEIUKS
eureevery speeies -f itehtnn, burn
In.', scaly, pimply and blotchy sklo. sculp ard
b|.oi diseases, from pimples to seiofu! i, from|
id.un y to age, when Hie best p!ivM.'i.ins fail.
Sola everywhere. Price, Cuticura, S )c
25c Resolvent, ft. Pn-pared by the POTTBHSo-ip,
Dims ANnCllEMlCAI. Coltpo'ATION. I'tOft/m.
*"Send for "llow to cure Skin Dl-ease*,1
3A DV'C^1"
i""1
Pi-'alp purlllrd andl
JriL/1 Ob-autltlid by
Notice of Final Report.
In the District Court of Iowa, in and for How
ard e.unty.
In the mutter of Estate or Prosper) June Term
Lloyd, deceased. Final HCIKIU 18S1
and Application or I)is iiKeof
A. L. Wallace, Administrator. I Xotl-'c
To Amanda Lloyd. Delia Davis, Charles Lloyd.
Lucy Plutt, Florence l.l-iyd, liny Pl :tt, and|
others who may be concerni-d.
Von and- ticli of yen will take notice tliatl
there is nov oil tile in the etllce of the Clerk of|
the Distiict Court of Iowa in and for Howard
County, the 1- inul Hepoit and application fori
discharge o! A. Wallace, Administrator of|
the Kstvite of Prosper Lloyd, deceased. In which
Kcport said Administrator makes exhibit of
his doings in the matter of the said Kstate, and
in the application for discharge asks the ourt
liscliargc him troin further service in said
matter and from I'm ther liability therein, and
that Siiid report and application will lie heard
at tho next term of said Court to be held at
the court House ill fresco. Unwind county,I
Iowa, and that unless you app! ar thereto and)
make objection on or be Tore noon of the tlrst
day nf said Term, which said term will begin
on the 15th of June, lS'.il, the said report willl
be approved and the subscriber dually dis
charged as Administrate-of be Kstate of the
uaul l'ro-per Lloyd, dicc.o-ed. Uovern your-|
selves accordingly.
CHESCO
A.
J.
NOVELTY ADD PLOW W0RKS|Tobaccos,
Artf just heprinnint to boom for the
i^printf trade, having manufactured
for some time Plows, Water and
Milk Tanks, and have now on hand
a fine assortment of ditferent makes.
both
Also a 2 and Ji section Harrows,
rigid and tilting.
Remember we deal extensively ini
Wind Mills, Plows. Pnnips, Pipeing,!
Gas Fittings, and in fact nearly ev-l
erythiiij in our line of trade," andl
do a general business in Wood|
Work and Hlacksniithing.
Don't fail to call at Xoveltv and Plowl
Works as Went worth & Miller arel
always {rind to so.' their friends and|
patrons, and being firmly establish
ed in business, now commend our|
goods to public inspection.
Respectfully Yours.
WKNTWORTH & MILLER.I
TO THE SPORTSMAN.
Camp life has a pccuiiar charm bu:, to fully
joy it, you must be prepared lor all kinas of
weather. Did you ever catch your rubber coat on
a sharp twig or rough rock, and fpoil it the first
day? Ask any hunter or rportsman who uses a
Fish Brand Slicker," how l.c likes them. Ha
will tell you it is tent, blanket, and coat, all in one.
Light, dry, and warm, and will ttar.d any amount
of nard u^age. No need of bcin concerned about
the weather. Why do you ti 1 it rains, when
you can be provided lor a'l weather if you buy a
Fi: Brand S.Lkcr row? Don't wait. A day's
delay may be tho causc of a month's sickness: can
you afford to take the risk? Beuare of worthies#
imitations, every garment ?ta:n ed with the Fish
Brand" Trade idark. Don't acc. pt any inferior
coat when you can hare the Fi Brand Slicker
delivered without extra cost Particulars and illus
trated catalogue free.
TOWER, Boston, Mass.
PARKER'S
HAIR BALSAM
Clcaniiea and beautifies the hair.
Promote* a luxuriaut growth.
Never Fails to Restore Oray
Hiar to its Youthlul Color.
Cure* a!p di«eas,'« tc hair lulling.
flir.r. ml 1.00 at PrujrKi»t»
u O N S U
O I V E
1 Pr.rkcr'ii Ginger Tonic*. Ir
\l. 1 ak ]*unp«, Jjchilitv, Iiiti-j^iioM,
Amis
l'.i.ti,
sine, 30c's.
iii..Jjf l0 Ter Cent net on ny for
sets, r.fUu, Bmslit*. t'iijlj'» audi
Mt dicuio, f-unipies I'"ft'. W jtc now
Dr. lirldnuiiiu i TI I icswlwtfj', N. Y,
(A pamphlet
of Inform**ton -t-
xstract 01
IM laws, allowing How to/
^Obtain Pntents. Caveats, Trade/
.Marks, Copyrights,
tent Jrt*./
„Addms
MUNN CO.,
s361 Broadway,
Mew York.
-BUY YOUR-
-OF-
iL. M.COLE
The reliable harness dealer,
Slrother
Hooss Block,
IS
CRNRFKV
SOAF.[
AD-oiiitely pure.
RHEUMATIC PAIRS
In one minute the Cuticura Anll-I
Pain Plaster relieve* rheumatic sciat
ica, hip, kidney, chest ind muscular|
paini and weaknesses. Pr Ice, 25c.
A
A. L. WALLACE,
Administrator of the Estate of l'rosper|
Liloyti, deuvwwil, by k'UAtm
BISSAYKK,
to
Crcsco, April 21, 1H»I.
Attorney
May Mh, 1801. 33|
Executor's Notice.
Estate of J. s. I last -n-s. lieceav-d.
Notice Is i ciel)\ yivt-n. That lieMtMO'lbiTS
have been duly appointed nip. Kxcc'i's to the
Estate of J. S. Hastings, late of Lime Springs,
In the county o Howard, State of
Iowa, decease I, test:ne. and have taken upnn|
themselves that trust by giving bonds as thelaw
directs. All persons having demands upon the
Estate of the said (i.ca^ed are required to x-|
hlblt tliv &aui< and perron^ inuciited to the
said Estato are called upon to make payment.
HI" HNS.
WKits TEH.
v^3)l
Cresco,
Where you can buy hnrncsn lower and bet
ter than any other place in the coiinty.
Also keeps on hand a large stock
of ail kinds of
JTETS, BLANKETS* ROBES,
And all pertaining- to
NKSS SHOP.
WHIPS, OILS,
1 KIRST-IILAS8 HAH
Call and see bis
FOR——
SPRING TRADE.
Which he is Felling cheaper tlMMl
ever known at any time before.
All first-class goods.
They are the best and cheapest In the market-
Don't buy before getting our prices,
as we
can save you money.
I
Promptly and Neatly Don|
—#x—
"W E IS K S.
The POLICE GAZETTE will be mailed, se
curely wrapped, to any address in the United
States for three months on receipt of
ONE DOLLAR
Liberal discount allowed to postmaster!
agents and clubs. Sample copies mailed free.
Address all erdcrs to
RIcnAKD K.FOX,
FRANKMN SQUAK*. H. Y.
BOILING WATER OR MILK
gPPS'S
SEtS#
GRATEFUL-COMFORTING.
0000
A
LABELLED 1-2 LA TINS ONLY.
THMAC!
SCH1FFVANN'S ASTHMA CURE\
1
Instantly roli«»»»e the nn* nolwnt fttturk. Nol
\va' log for result*. It*»«tinn iiiimmeakl
its.rlirnct inl certain, »eur*mtliGr«suUj
in 11 cur*hl«
CWM
A »:ncl« trial convinces!
9 thn m'Kt ukaotical. Prior ."itlr. and UK I .UO« of I
ldriirzi«tsorbjin*il Trial package to
Ilddrm. I»r. if. WCHIi rUkSxTlt. r—UI
JETROIT
SURE GRIP
Steel Tackle Bit*.
HALF THE COST of hoisting saved
to storeKepern, llutcliers, Farmers,
Machinists, Iluilders, Contractor* and
OTI'Elts. Admitted to be the greatest
improvements EVKH made in tackle
blocks. Freight prepaid. Write for
catalogue.
FULTON IRON ft ENGIHE WII.
10 Brush St, Detroit, Hich.
Established 1652 80-y
LSI!
BROTHERS
(SUCCESSORS TOB.T. SRKST)
CARRY FULL LINE O*
Groceries,
All Kinds of Flour,
Canned Goods,
Confectionery,
O I N
FOR LABORING MEN
QUEENCOTEA
NEW CROP OF 12901
I have received tlie tfirst In'.
the Celebrated
QUEEN TEA.
NEW CROP of 1890
This Celebrated Tea is tlie Best 80s
Tea sold in this market-.
Every Pound Guaranteed to giv# 4*.
tire satisfaction or money
Esfunded.
Samples Free. Come aid Trjr It
Wm Kellow.Jr
GROCERIES!
New, Fresh and Nice. Not a large
stock but enough, and tl:at
which is always choice, at
(Opposite the Novelty Works.)
In his stock may be found
Macliiue Oils, Kerosene,
Tobaccos and Cigars. Flour,
Table and Pocket Cutlery,
Canned ti otitic, Fi*4,
Teas, CoffccF,
Confectionery,
Sugar?.
BOOTS AND SHOES
of Best Quality at Lowest Prlcer.
Ready-Mads Clotbiog,
IChoice and Cheap for Laboring Men.
His goods are all First-Class and hav
ing neither reut or clerk hire CJMI
and will stll at very low prices),
(iive Trial.

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