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E?p.iV-' '.' r::*- ".•' -5J.V lisi,',. iivrfefe |SrQ/:,-'' tauta vj. :. -"V,:-V.'' -.'• 0l0^rp-::^0^ I '/v"L p:SSi®S| vrr .*?£ 10'l- vfb": •. r •'," '••.V. A' .v ^^K-C -vSr. Vr. e%v' 11^ ••Vfr.''lte RANQERS LOST TO WORLD OVER FOUR DAYS IN MONTANA. WENT BRAVELY INTO THE FIRES 400 Persons Are Possibly Dead in Pan Handle of Idaho.—Flames Still Sweep Over the Divides, En dangerlng Towns Spokane, Aug. 24.—Nearly the whole pan-handle of Idaho, timbered moun tain county, la on fire and it is pos sible that 400 persons may have perish ed. United States Forest Supervisor, W. R. Weigle has not heard from 300 •f his men who were in the burning woods and he fears they have perished. The other loss of life is estimated at 100. The mining town of Wardner to almost surrounded by flames and the miners are out fighting the fire. The fires in the great Coeur d'Alene national forests are beyond control and timber worth millions of dollars is burning. The fires in the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation are check ed, as are those of Palouse national fprest. Along the St. Joe river, which runs through what is described on maps as the largest body of standing white pine timber in the United States, there is a continuous fire from Plum mer to a point in Montana. The United States is the largest loser and next in importance are the losses sustained by the Chicago, Mil waukee and Puget Sound Railroad, which has suffered destruction of bridges, buildings and timber lands for forty miles. The fires along the Northern Pacific in Western Montana have diminished. They were largely in timber that bad been fire-swept in former years, but the Idaho fires are burning virgin for est The Pen d' Oreille valley, heavily timbered, is on fire in several places, and loss of life is feared. It is diffi cult to get news from that section. The weather service says no rain ia in prospect. Milwaukee employes at Avery say that it seems as if all the Bitter Root mountains are burning and that the entire Couer d'Alene national forest will be destroyed. The most serious feature of the for est fire is that 900 forest rangers are missing in Idaho and Montana. The telephone lines through the national forests have been destroyed or inter ns! rupted. i,•' Light rain has begun to fall in Wal lace and other Couer d'Alene mining towns that, have been scorched or threatened by the forest fires and the weary fire fighters took new hope. Nest to the United States, big corpo rations are the chief sufferers. It ia difficult to give figures on the timber losses, which may reach 10,000,000. It is estimated that more than 1,500 settlers in Montana, Idaho and Wash ington have lost their homes and ev erything in them. 600 Forest Rangers Are Missing. Helena, Aug. 24.—The first report to reach this city with a suggestion of the terrible fate that Ts believed to have overtaken a crew of 600 forest rangers who left Thompson Falls four days ago to combat the furious forest fires in the Cabinet Reserve, was brought by Julius Barney, who arrived from Thompson, where he heard from Forester Supervisor Busnnell first-hand information of conditions in the dis trict. "Six hundred men," said Mr. Bar ney, "have been gone four days, dur ing which nothing has been heard from them, and Forest Supervisor Bushnell of the Cabinet reserve, who is at Thompson, fears all are dead. Tbey could scarcely have obtained food and as none have returned, it is presumed they were cut off by the fire. Governor Edwin L. Morris has order ed out five companies of the Montana national guard to 'assist in fighting forest fires in various sections of the gtate. From the Idaho side furious fires are reported coming over the divide at the head*of Rock creek and head ing toward Eight Mile creek, east of Florence. This fire has a front of 18 miles and is said to be extending across the creek in the direction of Bonner. On the west side of the Bit ter Root Valley many fires are now reported. The Puget Sound railway officials say a fire is burning along Deep creek, above Iron mountain, and is driving rapidly toward the town of Coburn. Reports circulated here that incendiaries had attempted to Bpeed new fires at St. Regis Monday night. The charges were made that certain unidentified persons were detected hurling burning brandy among the buildings in the business district of the old town. No arrests have been reported. TRAIN ROBBERS GET 90 YEARS. Men Who Held Up So. Pac. Near Good year, Cal-, Plead Guilty. Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 24.—Charles Dun bar Bishop and Jos. C. Brown, the two young men who confessed to holding up a mail train on the Southern Pacific near Goodyear, Cal., last April, plead ed guilty to the charge of robbery in the superior court at Fai^eld, yester day, and were sentenced to forty-five years each in the California pentiten tiary GAYNOR WALKS FEW STEPS. Mayor Hopes to Indulge In Favorite •-jrr.v.j.v Exercise From Now On. New York, Aug. 22.—Mayor Gaynor sc.* had a good night and his physicians say that he is stronger than ever. The mayor jokingly remarked that now that he had stolen a march on his doctors and had walked a few Bteps, be hoped to indulge in his favor- exercise every day. The doctors anticipate issuing no further bulletins a on it on a is confined praetiaally to careful nursing. /.: .• -Mil ••'•/'.J,-., v.. 7/ *WH J-WWrflOT T**W n^jL V. I r«\t "h 7. Vh»reT» TUFT MB TM GET TOGETHER THREAT OF A BREACH WAS ONLY MISUNDERSTANDING, SAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE. NEVER THOUGHT OF TREACHERY Letter to Griscom Deplores Publioity of "Unfounded Assertions."—Ex President Accepts the Ex- V,:. planatlon. New York, Aug. 23.—President Taft and ex-President Roosevelt are again fellow workers in the same political field. The threat that they might pull apart has been forfeited by a full ex planation on one side and an unre served acceptance on the other. The president makes it plain in a letter given out here by Lloyd C. Gis com, president of the New York Re publican county committee how the misunderstanding arose. He explains that he never'"took any part in a com mittee cabal to defeat Colonel Roose velt for temporary chairman of the coming Republican state convention. On the contrary, he explicitly deplores the result of the committee meeting which chose Vice President Sherman he rebukes the party leaders who have permitted it to go abroad uncontra dicted that the president was behind their factional preferences he insists that at every opportunity he advised the fullest conference with Colonel Roosevelt, and he explains that he has been pained by the "Columns of un founded assertions in the newspapers concerning my attitude in respect to the New York situation." Letter Pleases Roosevelt. For his part, Colonel Roosevelt, when he read President Taft's letter as communicated to him at Oyster Bay, said: "I am very glad to see President Taft's letter and am pleased with it." The president's letter throughout is temperate, though positive. Mr. Gris com in his comment on it was much more outspoken. He did not hesitate to charge that the Republican organi zation of the state had played politics with the president's name and had misrepresented his attitude. Colonel Roosevelt in his statement explains what had been the course of his negotiations with the organization and how, after his successive rebuffs, he had felt that further overtures could not consistently come from him. His future attitude be does not de fine, because he is as yet uncertain what effect on public sentiment Presi dent Taft's letter will have when it has been read and digested by the voters of the state. INSURGENT CANDIDATE DEAD. A. L. Woods of Grand Forks Succumbs to Heart Disease. Grand Forks, Aug. 23.—A. L. Woods of this city, who was the insurgent candidate for the ofllce of state super intendent of public instruction at the primaries in June, dropped dead from heart disease at bis home. The deceased was a prominent Ma son and had a wide acquaintance in .the state. Four Drown In Iowa. Mason City, Iowa, Aug. 23.—Frank Vaughn, Calvin Shaffer, Mary Wil liams and Pearl Mucher, all prominent young people of Charles City, were drowned in the Cedar river. Krupps Laboratory Blown Up. Essen, Ger., Aug. 23.—The labora tory of the proving grounds of the Krupps works here -was blown up by an explosion, the building being sub' sequently destroyed by fire. The pow der sheds near by, containing a great quantity of explosives, were .barely saved by the firemen. \, -V Wallace Population, 3,000.° Washington, Aug. 23.—The popula tion of Wallace, Idaho, which has been devastated by forest fires, was 3,000, is compared with 2,265 in 1900.*, Bogus Lord Is Again in Toils. Boston, Mass., Aug. 23.—Known in every police station in the United States as Lord Ashburton, Charles F. Richards is again under arrest in this city. This time the alleged bogus nobleman is chargcd with the theft of $780 from Mrs. Mary McLean, the proprietor of a lodging house. "Lord Ashburton" is seventy-one years old. He has been many times arrested in England and this coTintrr. Peveral years ago he was pardomd from an Knglish j-.riron in tl»e belief that his death was imminent.- W PERCIVAL'S VISIT TO UNCLE SI'S FARM WILLIAM WARNER TO I EM ANOTHER SENATOR FINDS HE IN IN O O E A Condition Said to be Due to Strain of Tariff Session. The senator is in his seventy-first year, and for several months has not been in good health. The strain of the tariff session affected him serious ly. His term expires Mafch 3, next WILL UTILIZE .ORE DUST.T-" •*fp«*pwf!^ •r S U. S. Steel Corporation Makes Discov ery That Will Net Millions. Pittsburg, Aug. 23.—The United States Steel corporation has discov ered another by-product in the steel making history that will save hun dreds of thousands ot dollars a year. Vast quantities of ore dust for which no use has heretofore been found, is to be utilized' through a discovery by the engineering department of the Carnegie Steel company, and the pro cess is to be put In operation at once at the mills of the latter company in Homestead. "The_ ore dust is to be made into briquettes and utilized in making pig iron. It is claimed the saving will act as a reduction in the coBt of pig iron. -. yc:' Intense A A-- Washington, Aug. 23.—Senator Will lam Warner of Missouri announces that be would not be a candidate for re-election to the United States sen ate. The annSuncement was made in a formal statement addressed to the WILLIAta WARNER. "Republicans of Missouri." It follows: "I announce that I shall not be a candidate for re-election to the senate of the United States. My health will not permit. The making of this an nouncement is to me a matter of a deep regret, because I feel It will be disappointing to my friends and- more loyal or disinterested friends no man ever had. I make no attempt to con vey to them my heartfelt thanks for their consideration in the past. For such an attempt would but reveal the poverty of words at my command." Sr WOMEN SMUGGLERS CAUGHT. One Offender Weeps When Jewels Are Found in Her Trunk. New York, Aug. 24.—When Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dugrenier ot Lawrence, Mass., arrived here on the steamship Grosser Kurfurst, customs inspectors, after an examination of Mrs. Dugre niers baggage, declared that they found a number of duitable articles which she had not included in her declara tion. Theii* luggage was seized and a bearing was under way when Mr. Du grenier asked permission to confer with his wife. Fifteen minutes later man and wife reappeared from an anteroom, the woman sobbing: "I did not tell the truth." This ended the hearing and while no arrests was ordered the cus toms authorities siezed a gold chain, three gold wathces, three scarf pins and a gold locket. Mr. Dugrenier said he knew nothing of the contents of his wife's trunks. On the same vessel was Mrs. M. Stuhlbach, wife of a Passiac, N. J., jeweler. She was asked to explain why Bhe bad not declared a bag of diamonds and other unset stones which were concealed o_p her person. She answered she had hidden the gems as a precaution against thieves. The jewels were seized and held for valua tion. Noted Feudist Is Shot. Jackson, Ky., Aug. 24.—John Abner, noted feudist, Who took part in the Hargis, Callahan, Deaton and Smith factional qharrels, was shot and killed by unknown pcrso'ns near the river bridge in Jackson. Abncr was shot several times and dealh was instan taneous. Bloodhounds have been called from Lexington in an effort to trace the assassins. PIPE URGED VCTfp- To Prevent the Spread of Infantile I Paral'sis HOW TO TREAT THE DISEASE mmm Iowa's State Board of Health Begins Strenuous Campaign Against the 8pread of Infantile -$3 Disease. Des Jioines, Aug 23 Iowa's state board of health began a strenuous crusade against the infantile paraly sis peril' by passing a set of regula tions recommending quarantine ot cases and methods of treating the disease. The action of the board of health followed a conference of experts and other physicians in the state house Wednesday. Great emphasis was placed by the doctors upon the need of arousing public sentiment to the danger of the disease. Following are the rules: All cases of infantile paralysis or suspected cases shall be reported by the attending physician or head of the family to the local board of health. The state board of health recom mends the quarantine of all cases for at least two weeks after the begin ning of the disease and the thorough disinfection of infected premises af ter the termination of the disease. It is a well established fact that the infectious material is found in the secretions of the nose and mouth of afflicted persons and the board therefore recommends tho use of sprays or gargles of one per cent so lution of hydrogen peroxide to pre vent the further spread of the dis ease. All discharges from the patient should be disinfected by means of bichloride, of mercury or carbolic acid. Riggs Plans for Teachers' Meeting. With an address by Col. Theodore Roosevelt as a feature, the fifty-sixth annual meeting of the Iowa State Teachers' association which will be held in Des Moines Nov. 3, 4 and 5, promises to be the largest in point of attendance of any in the bistory of .the asportation, in the program for the session issued by John F. Riggs, state superintendent of public instruction,, addresses by prominent educators of the country and an elab-: orate program of social events were announced. Experts- in special lines of teach ing have been secured by the execu tive committee to give addresses and take charge of instruction work. The committee has already .engaged Sup erintendent Bishop of Minneapolis, Prof. William A. Scott of Wisconsin, Miss Sweeny of Minneapolis and Mrs. Thomson and M^s. HeffTan of Chi-. cago to make addresses. Other prom inent speakers ,,w!lu will give ad dresses are Pr,o£ P. P.' Claxton of Knoxville, Ten^.t Principal W. F. Webster of Minneapolis County Sup erintendent O. J^ kern of Rockford, 111. Dr. Ira BendW, assistant superin tendent of public schools, Buffalo, N. Y. G. W. Conn, county superintend ent, Woodstock, 111. Prof. Hill M. Bell of Des Moines Hon. John F. Riggs Prof. Arthur E. Bennett and Superintendent H. E. Blackmar. Pythians to Meet Sept. 6-7-8.^.J. Arrangements for the sessions of the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias of Iowa to be held in Des Moines, September 6, 7, and S, have been completed, •f, D. Stewart, of Des Moines, member of the committee on preparations, eloped-negotiations with Geis Botsford, .secretary of the Com mercial club, for the use of the Coli seum for the Knights and of the Y. M. C. A. auditorium for the Pythian Sisters. I'ytliian Knights will hold their grand lodge.sessions at the Coli seum on the evening of September 6 and during the morning, afternoon and evening of September 7 and 8. Pyth ian Sisters will meet at the Y. M. C. A. on the afternoon of September 6 and during the morning and after noon of the 7th i|nd 8th. 5*6? Booth for Blind at Fair. E. J. I-Iartzler of Pulaskf will have charge of the booth in which the blind people of Iowa will have their ex hibit at the state fair, displayed un der the direction of the state associa tion. Miss Eva- Whitcomb of Des Moines has already ,done much of the work of collecting and arranging the articles for exhibition. The work of the two oldest blind women in Iowa will be a feature of the exhibit. Mrs. Brower of West Nineteenth street, 73 years old, blind for fifty years, will have fancy work on exhibit. Mrs. Lewis of West Lo cust street will enter fancy quilts, made during the last five years Received Only 915 for 6 Years' Work. Alleging that he received only $15 for mx years Work o|i a farm owned by H..N. Underwood, S. W. Parmer filed suit in district court to recover $2,102.34, which he avers, is the sum Underwood owes him for his labor. No Delays in Shipments. Extra freights for the state fair have been assured shippers by rail roads with lines centering in Des Moines. There will be no delay, jay officials, in freighting- exhibits dlr»t. to the grounds- Notes From the Capital City. In a petition filed in district court Minerva Jackson asks divorce from her husband, E. Jackson. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and de sertion of herself and her twin babies. J. C. Richards, aged 48 years, an engineer in the. eipploy of the city, died at his home at South Ninth street and Bell avenue. Death was due to cancer of the liver. Simon Casady was appointed re ceiver for the Agar Packing com pstny of Des Moines, by Judge Mo Pherson at Kan»«f Citir. i-jw.n* is* •ah*- vi-r I wii I. liinimiHwuiwi JV-V.^^y ,"?,'*Jf."": :'i *'-,•?• », yf RAILROADS ARE CLA8SED, Forty-one Listed by Secretary State Executive Council. •, Is® Des Moines, Aug. 23.—Iowa has twenty-seven "class A" railroads, five "elass B" railroads, and nine "class C" railroads, according to a certificate of classification issued by A. H. Davison, secretary of. the exe cutive council. The total number of. classified railroads !B therefore forty one, including interurbans. Following is the classification: Class "A" railroads—Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe railway, Cedar Rap id* & Iowa City Railway & Light Co., Cedar Rapids & Marlon City railway. Chicago, Burlington ft Quincy rail way, Chicago, Great Western railway, Chicago, Milwaukee ft St. Paul rail way, Chicago & Northwestern rail way, Chicago, Rock Island ft Pacific railway, Chicago, St. Paul, Minnea polis ft Omaha railway, Davenport, Rock Island ft Northwestern railway, Des Moines Terminal company, Des Moines Union railway, Dubuque ft Sioux City railway, Iowa Central all way, Iowa ft Great Northern railway, Iowa ft Illinois railway, Iowa Trans fer railway, Mason City ft Clear Lake Traction company, Omaha Bridge ft Terminal railway, Oskaloosa ft Bux ton Electric railway, Sioux City Ter minal railway, St. Paul ft Des Moines railway, Tama ft Toledo Elec tric railway, Union Pacific railroad, Union Terminal railway, Waterloo, Cedar Falls ft Northern railway, Wa bash railroad. Class "B" railroads—Albia Inter Urban railway, Colfax ft Northern railway, Des Moines ft Western rail way, Inter-Urban railway, Minneapolis ft St. Louis railroad. Class "C" railroads—Albia ft Cen terville railway, Atlantic Northern ft Southern railway, Boone Suburban railway, Chicago, Anamosa ft North ern railway, Crodked Creek Railroad and Coal company, Fort Dodge, Des Moines ft Southern railway, Manches ter ft Oneida railway, Muscatine North ft South railway. Tabor Northern railway. "ft* Important Event In Theatricals. The opening of the Des Moines Or pheum theater Sunday, August 21 for the season marks an important event in theatricals for Iowa. This season the Orpheumjclrcult is affiliated with the greatest vaudeville circuit of Eng land and France which insures peo ple the best attractions of Europe will be booked over the circuit of theaters in eighteen ot the largest cities of America in which number Des Moines is included. Mr. Henry Sonnenberg the resident manager in Des Moines has given aagurCnce that Des Moines will have vaudeville pro grams hitherto never equaled In the state. New York Hippodrome at Coliseum. It is anticipated that over 50,000 will be in attendance at the exhibi tions of the New York Hippodrome which comes to Des Moines' monster Coliseum during eight days of the Iowa state fair. The dates will be August 28-Sept. 4, inclusive. Among the features of the week's attraction will bfe Slgnor Lombardo, the noted orchestra leader, who comes to Des Moines with an orchestra ot over eighty pieces and in addition carries an added feature of six oper atic voices, the quality of whose tone is famous throughout eastern musical circles. Plan for Big Army Show.: 1 Final arrangements of the plans and program for the Des Moines mili tary tournament, September 26 to October '1, were made at a conference of the Military tournament committee of the Commercial club, with General F. A. Smith and Captain A. L. Christie, who arrived from Omaha Monday. General Smith is command er of the Department of the Missouri, which will furnish the 5,000 troops for the great show and Captain Christie is to be in charge of the program and the arena. Dr. Rood's Will Is~Filed. 'yf The will of the late Br. L. Drakely Rood was filed for probate in the dis trict court with Probate Commission er James E. O'Brien. Dr. Rood died in Des Moines on Aug. 8. By the will he leaves all his property to his wife. Bertha Rood, and appoints her ad ministratrix of the will. Mayor Phillips Ousted^,.-.• Judge Wilcockson at Slgotirney has handed down his opinion in the case ot Mayor Thomas Phillips of Ottum wa. Judge Wilcockson ousts Mayor Phillips on grounds of willful neglect of duty, and finds that the mayor was intoxicated on April 30. hV 2:-" Double Capacity. Officers of the Des Moines Silo company have announced that they will immediately double the capacity of their plant. Work on a new struc ture SO by 100 feet, will begin at once. MINN. LEAD8 P. O. BANK DEMAND Over Ten Per Cent of Applications Come From This State. Washington, Aug. 24.—Minnesota ia leading in the demand for postal sav ings banks. More than 10 per cent of all the applications received at the treasury department have come from there. The bulk of all the applications comes from the territory west of the Mississippi. While the West is leading in the demand for postal banks, the East is leading in applications from other banks that want to be depositories of the funds. For every postal savings bank which .has been asked for in the East there are two private banks ask ing to be named as depositories ot pos tal money. The New England states are credit ed with only a little more than 4 per cent of the demand for the new banks. The difference in the sentiment is well illustrated by comparing New York and Oklahoma. The Empire state has applied for eight banks and Oklahoma to date wants 11. Pennsyl vania, however, has 34 applications. COUNTY NEWS SARATOGA. Shock threshing is all completed in this locality. Mrs. E. A. Watson and Mrs. Belle Berg were Cresco visitors for several days last week. J. D. Jones went to Cresco on busi ness Saturday returning Sunday. Our stage was loaded with school mams Saturday evening who were re turning from Institute. bounty Supervisor C. H. Wallace re turned from Cedar Rapids, Saturday night, where he attended a convention of the County Supervisors. Jim Houska and Chas. Sigler were Elma callers, Sunday. Miss Edith Lesch, of Ossge, is visit ing at the Erbe home this week. Lou Henning and wife spent Sunday with his parents at Cresco. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Kelsey are re joicing over the arrival of a little baby girl born to them on Aug. 16th. N. J. Chamberlain and family, of Kiceviile, were Sunday visitors at the E. R. Kelsey home. Chas. Viebrock enjoyed a visit with his mother from Cresco and bis sister Addie, of Des Moines, all of last week. The stone work for the basement of Carl Baetchke's house has been pushed rapidly and will be completed in about a |week if the weather holds good Carl Prinz and Fred Frahm are doing the work. Mr. Hubbel and sister, of Edgerton, Wis., are out here visiting, with their uncle and aunt, Mr. ana Mrs. Wm. Miles, and the Beveral other Miles families. Kakac's last dance was not very largely attended owing to the heavy electric storm that night. About 40 numbers were sold and those present had a very fine time. Mrs. Thos. Kakac and daughter Anna left tor Chicago, Sunday noon, for a couple of weeks visit with rela tives, and also while there they will select their fall and winter stock of goods. N Will Bernett and wife of Waterloo are up here, visiting with their many friends. Miss Lindax Timmerman, after visit ing with her parents and other rela tives for about four weeks, returned to St. Paul, Monday, to take up her duties again-as a nurse in a hospital at that place. Edward Johnson, wife and baby, of Bloomington, III., came last wees for a visit with their parents and other relatives. Mrs. John Eberling and daughter Florence went to Postville last Friday for a week's visit with relatives. Mr. Eberling is going Thursday morning to meet them at Ossian where they will take in the Btreet carnival. Mrs. M. Ruzicka and daughter Mrs. Henry Buresh went to "Cresco, Wednesday, by Btage, to visit with their daughter and sister Mrs. Frank Marusky for a few days. Thos. Kakac Sr., of Haueen, Wis., arrived here this morning for a visit with his sons Thomas and John of Cresco. .: .Mr. Carl Heinson and wife, of Hum boldt, S. D., are here for a several days' visit with their cousin Mrs. Lizzie Schaal and family. Carl Haethke sold a team of horses to Mahoney of Elma about a week ago for $387.50. WEST VERNON, Mr, and Mrs. Charley Schultz and family spent Sunday with Cresco rela tives. I. J. Booth called on his sister, Mrs. M. O. Mitchell, Mooday. E. M. Eidridge and men are doing fine work on the Vernon Springs roads. Many from our vicinity attended the dance at Bernie and Clem Feme's Monday night. MiBS Hessie Crawford spent Wed nesday evening with Mabel Kye. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lickteig enter tained relatives from Dyersville the first of the week. Misses Catherine Lickteig and Loret ta Glass called at Joe Drjtiiia's Friday. School started Monday in district No. 1, Miss Catherine Dalyas teacher. Mr, and Mrs. Will Reinhart and fam ily spent Sunday in Cresco. Mr. and Mrs% Mike Sljfka and Helen were encealained at the Lewis home Sunday. Mayme Miller entertained company Monday evening. Mrd. iSteffens spent a few days at the Frank Lickteig home helping to take care oi her granddaughter. Mrs. F. Glass called at the Syl Barnes home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Booth and son Clarence were entertained at thei Frank Ring home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Woods and family entertained company Monday. Mr. and Mr^, S. L. Barnes depaited Monday uiorning lor Lawler where they will spend a few days at the'Andy Barnes home. Mrs Barnes will join them and leave for Dakota to visit relatives there. MiBS May Crowe and three neices of Austin, Minn.", and Mrs. Lulie DeBel gin and son of St. Paul, spent a few days at tjje Mrs. Crowe home. B. Coughlin returned from his north ern trip and reports the crops the same there as they are here. Miss Mamyc Jolly Bpent Saturday and Sunday at Bonair with friends. Edna Doherty Bpent tm. a few days with her cousin, Regina Glass. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burnikle and fam ily spent Sunday in Cresco. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lickteig enters taincd a number of their relatives Sun day. Miss Mayme Miller spent Saturday night with her sister Margaret. Mar garet returned home with her Sunday and spent the day. Mrs. Jones and sons called at the Len Sebastian borne Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs.. Herman Mackenburg and family entertained a number of their relatives Sunday. We understand that Will Reinhart is building his milk house over and is having a new cement tank. Mr. Rein hart means business. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson and fami ly called at Richard and Philip McCar ville's Sunday. CHESTER*' Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Lucas were over Sunday visitors at the home of their daughter, hear Decorah. Mr. Helmer of Cresco was delivering and collecting for the Shores remedies in Fillmore county the psst week. Dr. Carpenter of Lime Springs was a professional caller here Monday. Mrs. Walter Eddy of Cresco visited her parents last week, returning home Saturday evening. mmm Mrs. Bronson of Riceville was at Chester last week, taking care of her daughter Vona, who waa slightly indis posed. Fred Eckstein waa an Austin visitor Monday. Ole Moe and O. M. Spencer of Le Roy were business callers at the T. Conklin home Tuesday. Emma Thomas and Mrs. J. McDowell went to St. Paul Tuesday. Elma Jackson returned from her Taopi visit Tuesday. T. Conklin is putting up two silos for Fred Eckstein. Mrs. E. M. Jones waa an Austin vis itor Saturday. Kenneth Larson is very Bick at this writing. Otto Loomis is very sick at Ibis: writing. A large crowd helped to dedicate the new barn on the Marshall farte, east of town, Friday night. Finiitad is liv ing there. Mrs. E. M. Jones and son were Le Roy traders between trains Tuesdsy. Monday was about the hottest dsy of the summer, Tuesday it was a little cooler. Mra. G. Conklin and sister were Le Roy traders Saturday. Geo. Ness .threshed for Walt Davis Monday. Jones & Black threshed for Rhein bart Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Charley Walters and son were! over Sunday visitors at Riceville. E. J. Roberts had a party of land seekers looking at some of his farms Monday. PROTIVIN. ~WJ Aug. 24, 1910. A grand dance will be given on Mon day, Sept 5th, in Mikesh's halL The harvest dance was a huge success, but this one promises to be even greater. Music will be furnished by the cele brated P. B. B. Harp Orchestra, which always furnishes first class music. Joseph Bouska, James Chyle, Bessie Chyle and Albina Bouska were visiting at the Frank Vopova home, near Cres co, Sunday. Miss Bertha Sobolik left for her home at Fort Atkinson Saturday, after spending several days at the A. J. Mikesh home Anton W. Shores, who passed away Aug. 16tb, was buried in the Catholic cemetery Aug. 18th. The funeral was attended by a large number of his" rel atives and friends. The deceased was a young man, and he leaves a wife and three children to mourn Mr death, who with other relatives hav^ the-sympathy of this community Messrs. Charles Tuchek, W. Kadera bek and Frank Horky were Cresco cal lers Monday. Geo. Vachta was a Jackson Jet. caller last Thursday. Heiny Wiest was over from Ft, At kinson last Saturday. Thomas Novak was a visitor from Spillville Wednesday. Remember the labor day dance to be §eptember iven in Mikesh's hall Monday evening, 5th. Everyone is invited to come and spend the evening in« fine time. A number from here attended the picnic at Jerico the 24th. NORTH ALBION. Mr. and Mrs. j. A. Bigalk were bus iness cailers at Cresco Tuesday. Messrs. Fred and Herbert Keune visited at the home of A. Bigalk Sun day night. Misses Clara Miller and Marie Ida spent Saturday and Sunday at E. Mil ler's. Alex. GoeUch is busy these dsys driving his horse, which, he says, can trot a mile in 2.16}. He is planning on winning some of the races at the coun ty fairs in the future. Willie Rolliff. visited at Ernst Bigalk's Sunday. Willie Bigalk called on David Volk inan Sunday. Amiel Keune and family -ir* Bpent Sun day at W. H. Keune's. Mrs. John Michel and her daughter Mayme are visiting relatives at De corah this week. John Walter is on the sick list this week. Fred Reuter and wife Sundayed at the home of Wm. Walteir. W. H. Keune and crew are buay widening the dugway between the two bridges near Florenceville. John Michel vitited at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Walter. Geo. Brink and wife spent Sunday afternoon at G. Blatter's. Clara Blatter visited with Bernice Owens Sunday. ORLEANS. Tom Norton and family from near Decorah Bpent Sunday at the Dan Far- rell home. Mrs. Emslie, Mrs. Rice and son Wil lie called on John. Cunningham Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Steen of Charles City returned home Monday, after a couple of days' visit with Mrs. Steen's parents. Mrs. Ada White ib helping Mrs. Mara during threshing. Curti" Miller hss been on the sick list, but is better at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Culbert spent Sunday at John Cunningham's. Dave Crawford spent Sunday with his cousin, Joe Walton. Geoige Burgess was called to Bluff ton Tuesday on account of the seriouB illness ef his mother. Mrs. Walton and Mrs. Gardner at tended the party at the honre of Mrs. Arthur Patterson, Monday night. -..j Joe Steinmetz is having a bath room, put in his home. Mr. Swenson of Cresco is doing the work. Mrs. J. Q. Rowley is helping bar daughter, Mrs. Perry, for a couple of days. .. ALBION. Refreshing showers of late are mak ing the brown pastures and lawns take on a coat of green.. Oney Bateman is treating himself to anew cement tank. Guy Rutherford doing the work. Elmer Bateman'has his new silo up. Mr. and Mrs. VanDewater and daugh ter, departed for their home last Sat urday evening. Rev. Shirk, a representative of thfc Anti-saloon League accompanied Mr. Luce on his circuit Sunday and gave the people something to. think abou*, and to put into force at the coming election. C. A. Wells went Saturday after noon to Richland Center, Wis. to viBit his aunt The Misses Dobson cousins ef Miss Clara Fairbanks, visited her at Jthe C. A. Holcomb home and attended church at Albion. N. C. Peckham's little son has been quite sick but is better at this writing.