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GOLDEN GRAIN !
H,000 lVoili Cetotirntnl lliii Tlilrit Aliniml MurtMil ltoliin ul .Mound City. Tho City in Holiday Attlro -Prooesslon-Spoochno-DlBplsys Awards, etc. This celebration hns this year sur passed In ovory iopott nil previous celebrations u( this kind over hud in tho county. Its succofs was beyond tho c.xpcclntiotisof even tho most sanguine. This is the third year since thu luniigur ntlon of Hie Harvest Homo celebration ut Mound City, mid tho internet taken in It, the nttondanco upon it mid thu number mid variety of tho exhibits nindont llhavo incroused every year. The idea of holding such u celebration ut Mound City originated, wo behove, with Mr. Hugh Montgomery, uud at once lecclved thu Hearty approval of Iho biislnoss men of the town. Tho llrM proved a suceo?.i. Thu last year's eclo brailon was even better than that of tho preceding year, mid this year It has been put upon a pretty lair fooling by u permanent organization and Iho leas lug of very suitable giouinl jiwt out nidu the city limits on tho Southeast, for tho purpose. Fiom tho exhibition of oichaid, garden mid farm produets, tho field has beon enlarged until this j car tho exhibits including nil these, mid cutllo, horse and lings, ohlokens, mid turkeys, fanoy work, and iho pro duets of tho mill and loom and hotnu imido furniture. Such celebrations and comparison of products aro calculated to do much good. Originally a family or neighbor hood meeting to vejoleo over tho O'lin plcMon of the harvest and of the iiignth erlng of tho grain. In whleh thu chll dren wore rspeelally to be mado happy and tho older mid moro thoughtful were to express in a lilting manner their thankfulness tor tho removal of their tolls, it has grown into something very dlHorout. Now tho object Is to bring tho people of all sections of tho country together for tho cunip.trisou of proJuetsbt' all kinds, that in this wiry production may lie increased and every body benefited. Tho properity ot u people dopends upon that peoplo's exercised ability to produce tho necessaries and tho luxur ies of life, In largo quantities nnd in groat variety. And m this matter of production variety is of ns much im portance as quantity. Quantity insures nn abundant supply of tho product, while variety insures tho Jull oxoici.su and development of tho varied talents mid capacities of tho producers, and tho utilization ot all the means of pro duction possessed by tho peoplu. In this way wlnituvor talent or faculty a iimn my havo can lliul employment, and all waste of energy bo avoided. Again, the spirit of emulation or competition is stimulated, ami pride in ability to pro duce tho best of every thing Is awaken ed, and tho natural mid necessary re sults are that tho character of farm pro ducts of ovory kind and tho quality aro improved. Men ccaso to ho content with producing nothing bettor than thoir grandfather's raised, and strive to obtain tho best, produce the bust, and improve upon all their produets. It en ables men from all parts of tho coun try to como together, boeomo acquaint ed, and to form friendships that hind moro (Irmly into ono body nil tho pen pie, and cieuto a common interest in tho welfare of all sections of tho coun try. Such has alieady beon tho effect of these gatherings. Tho oxhlbita havo not only multiplied, but have improved in quality. In fact tho fruit and vege table exhibits of this season aro declar ed by competent judges to surpass any thing of thu kind to bo seen at our fairs. Mr. W. C. Andes, who was at tho Topelta fair, says that in fruits ami vegetables tho exhibit nt tho Harvest Homo this year surpasses tliut at tho Topeka fair. A gcullcinaii who attend ed until says the exhibit of fruits mid vegetables horo was hotter than that at tho SI. Joseph fi.ir,, and a gentleman from Clariiula, Iowa, pronounced It tho iinost ho oor Paw. Ex-governor Woodson, who was ex pected to deliver an address, was pro vented from doing so by business In court; tho address was delivered by Judge Ira K. Alderman, of Muryvilh-. Tho day opened bright, clear and boniititnl; and had tho weather boon xpeeiauy oruerou lor tlio occasion it could not havo been improved upon, mid was ushorod in with the lit lug of an bundled guns. Uy eijjht o'clock this live, energetic city was filled with people, preparing for the grainiest day over witnessed in tho history ol tho county Tho Thjrd Annual Harvest Homo. Everything' , connected wiih tho preparations told that her enter, prising citizons such as Hugh Mont gomery, C. K. Coiaut, M. Hn,n. slier, S. 11. Austin, James Criswell, E A. Wolty, J. 8. Smiih, mid M. M hinitli lind tho elijirgu well in hand, and in every particular things pointed to combined wisdom and lasio. And to this wisdom and tut is attributed thegiand nieces? of the occasion hole is where ho many similar celebration lull. Tlio JuxouvrjoNS oi inn city were elaborate indeed. No fulse tiutes woio exlilhited iho entno city was In full bloom. Those who were liberal in there use of hunting were; uorsaut s nloyor, J H Denny, K-Couhrau, W M Hamshlro, Mnmni .t C'o Holt County Hunk, J fi Klllott. Carpenter, tho l'ostolllee, John J'ot. tor, Jus-Austin, S It Austin, (Jlonn Co., Orovcs & Ferguson. Criswell & 4J..-1I IJ...1.I 1. A.l..." "... unci,, .J III 1 1 II n JIUUUM, ilUIIOS l)IOS J'.tl jvjuxiow, i v Newton, Mound Ollv uiuin, w OVB3U, jv A IVl.'llV i! i;o priunoy lw. Across Jlulii street from the Opcm House to tho oppoello of thu street, nn nroli wns erected decorated with evorgicons mill llnjjs from I ho center of which wns siispond n streamer bearing upon It tlio words : "Prosperity and liond Will." Another wns creeled from lliu postoflleo to 1 11 Newton's store, and was etnillnrly dec orated, mid bore tho mottoes "l'caco and Plenty" and "Free, for All." Nu- uoious streamers weio strotekod ncrosa tho street. At about eleven o'clock tho l'liocnsaioN composed of delocations from Liberty, Hlgelow nnd Hickory townships began to urriv'u. Tho coIkiiiii wns formed In the following order : Chief-Marshal J. F. Davis and aides, Molo Dodge, Jas. Cason, Asa MeNulty mid John Hlatt Mound City Hand. Mound City Lodgo, I. 0 0. F., sixty strong, ofllcored with Peter Hogets, N. (., A. S. Smith, V. G., mid Falri arch John S Kyle, Marshal. They weru a magnificent body ot men, mid on this occasion, for tho first time, the lodgo unfuiled to tho outer world. I her magnificent new banner. During the tiny, this lodge furnished a lrou driiiuerto nil visiting members cf the mystic threolink older, and others who called. Hero the weary patriaich found food and shelter j bote strangers wa. cared for. If "1 ileiidshlp, Lovo and Truth" was ever practiced, It was on this occasion and by this band of no- bio brothei s and their ciithunhujilc Ilcboocus. SifCit oinviiril.tlion. Roml friend nrnl true, hml Men jmir imlilo Iminl i May t nil It tin constant la jour view, With charity In U:m. Next eanio Liberty township, tntr (dialled by Messrs. Jacob Worley, Jas. Wilson, E. O. Smith and H iss Illggs, tollowed by thirty-scvon uq.iosirinn couples a lady and genlloman, who lepresonted tho beauty and ohlvaly of tho townsuip: II KlllUf .lolin Win ley II K Itolleiil'i'Ck It MeiWkiT U C:mon )vtr v(irlcy .lllllll MIIIlT .lotin WiilkiT J W Walker lU'llo lloajztniiil Aun.'i Hlvrli-y Aiuaiitla Miller Ilsittlti lliillt'iiliorlc I'ont t'icifc Miiuulu MeililuT MiikuIi' OrmiiUr MiiKBli WnlkiT i-.iia vatfiiiKvr u r i-uuicn 1 1 t-t t It- H:.i'l: 111:111 i: j lUii'.viu.iL' VlTllil (jKoillKI'r Atli'o Kcimlsii ls'vva Mkollcv Miii'.V'i OriUllli l'Mnln llollviilirck ltllr;i rttmiiKli lli'iiili'.Ualirniislcr MiTta Hkcf-It'S 1'iuinlii tUiiunlni; .Ni'tllo (lnlililoriy li'lililft Ki'iinlst) l.m1 Hciliurii riora Hki'Hi-s M.ikkIo Maun lilhi IliitltT Mill'il HlltllW Iri'iio lli'Viinlils JU-lirlelta UrifUUi (Mini Uuicr l'luri'iicu Iiuitcr NiimiliiTHjIur uril Iti'yiiiilila l!va Downey Alum I'.nml ll:i Iliiker Jary HlaRoril llelle llaro laiiiM KenuUli llllliei Kite A llOCelldll Clmrli's Homer HJinly Or.i Mo mo K liner' Kiinki'l Charles (Irlllltli .Hainue lln ler .lolill A Maillli .ISUiies Uiril I) I; t'rautiet .1 A tlarvry I. U Mclntym V II AtlliKila'.e .lolin UumioIiIj CTSelmllor .1 M ('.entry (I M llimviiliii: .liimes Taylor I) Kowlnuil I'. T D.iwiiey I) I) ritairont I.cilalioy S Hllilebi-.uiil (I l.unlieek Tills was tho most beautiful feature of tho procession. Tho geiitloiueu were nttli cd lit blue pants uud capes, and Continental straw hats, tho ladioi woto wullo skirts, blue jackets anil Mother- Uuliliard caps. Kueh gontlcnrin and lady bore a guidon of red, whlto and blue, with tho name of tho lownUitp printed thereon. Tlio fust limit con. tnlned tho three blind Hutler brothers all musicians, with organ and othor In Rtrumouts, who furnished oxcollont mu sic while the procession was moving. Anotiior Hunt coataincd thu Goddess ot Liberty, Httlo Lurena Morso and Iliothor Jonathan, Master Wilho Smith Another was composed of fruits alone and was built in tho shnpo of a house, and was tho work of Messrs. Christ Sehultz, S. J. Fessler and Alphcus Uut ler. Thoro wore fifteen Hunts in all filled with tho various products ot Lib. erly township both animal and veget ablu. Ono hundred and fifty-six vehi cles woio in lino in this division; tho column boln, fully two mllos In length. Sccoad in tlio procession was miiin.ow TOWNSHIP, and was in charge of Marslmlls Frank llridginon and Snumcl Kahn. Then camo tho uKomlcal lCnsses," after whleh followed an immotise lliat,liau'cd by three yoke oi oxen, containing tlio products of tho township, ns also the second and third Moats, Tho fourth Hunt eontainud lino spoclrson of "brain tood" a two hundred round eat fish llieso were followed by twontv-slx mounted couples and 119 vehicles. Illekory township next appeared in line, marshalled by John MoDnnlel the first flout containing their mai tiul hand, whleh was composed of Messrs. hum Patterson. John Gondhardt and Mr King. Next, woro Hunts containing young ladies uniformed with white skirts, walking length, bluo jnckels.nud caps of bluu and red, representing tho sovoial statos as lollows: Goddess of Libeity Umma Haskott California Floinocu Uoss. Now Jorsey Suslo Lukons. Delaware Ann Kirk. New Ilampsulro Muttio Coursm. Ithndo Island Muttio Hoarsp. 1'unnsylviiuia Ora Tilniiuer, Now York -Ada lleavso. Tonncsioo-Faunio Praisowalcr. Maiuo-Llddio Culp. Indinna Mary HlUenbeek. West Vlrglnla-Kva Lacy, Iowa Maud Kernes. South Carolina Jonnio Lister. North Carolina Ada liloomwr. Ohio Carrie Amos. Floi Ida Mary Knmsey. Kentucky Viola Oieu. Missouri Ulla Miller. Oregon Anna Cunniughaiii. Nebraska-Clara Gondhardt, Connecticut Ida Cam. Maryland Minnie Huh'., Massachusetts Knitna Kunkiil.' Michigan - Julia Kunkol. - ' Nevada-Anna Wright. Alabama lluld.i Thuma. Virginia Miduilla Carson, Minnopotu Lottie Kisxiok, Verniaiit Salllo Callow. Kaunas -Iininia Andler, Texas -Anna Forney. Mishslppl Mary Klssiok. Illinois Mollio Fomoy. Louisiana Molllo Fllmi. Arkansas Klla Koderlok. Wisconsin lluttlo Fllmi. Colorado Kiln Andlor. Oeorgiii Ida Forney. In this division thoro woro 107 Vehicles. Tho procession was ono hour and twenty minutes passing n given point, nnd proceeded to tho Oroesbcck giovo udjoing tho city on the southeast, whom tho display of stock mid products weru mado mid w hoi e tho exercises of tlio day woro held. Tho .Mound Cit band wns stationed on tho balcony over I D. Nuwton's ktoro, mid furnished most excellent init slu while thu prneesslon was passing. This organization under lliu leadership of Mr. WlUlnms, has mado most rapid strides towards perfection within the past year. Much praise is duo Mr. Groosbeck, ono of our oldest citizens, for the inter cl ho lakes In those festivals. Ho has gratuitously given tho use of the grounds whero tho exerolsos woro held, sixty acres, (or a period of ten years for tiso in celebrating tlio Annual Har vest Home Festivals. This one act will long bo cherished by tho citizens of Mound City and Holt county, mid will bo n lasting i eint'iubornncito Mr Groes heck; mid as each celebration rolls mound, may the jncBoneo of this big hearted gciitlouian bo mnojig tho crowd on tho grounds d6as bo kindly TIIE'DJBPLAY. Tho nrtiolos for exhibition woro ar ranged on largo display tablcs.arranged In tho idiiino of letter "U" mid were placed by townships 'as near as could bo. This display of fruits, vogetables and cereals far supassed anything of the kind in tho history of tho county ; and n fact surpassed tho displays of tho St. Joseph mid Kansas City exposition, to Wc were informed by thoso who woro in attendance, at both thoso fairs. The Harvest Homo association aro especially mlehtcd to tho enthusiasm exhibited by tho good people of Liberty, Window and Hickory townships. Tlio day was fine; tho Marslulls dis charged their duties well, tho mounds pioved to bo well suited for tho ptir poso; and uvuiyono siomcd well ploas ed. We give below a meager list of thoso who made displays. Had it not been tor the early removal of many articles, wo mijlit have boon ablo to glvo a complete and full listut nil those who had articles on exhibition. Thoso who ure not mentioned wlllploasoroniombor that thoy should havo let their nrtiolos remain on exhibition longer: MiCuy ; Ilrown; liurd ot (ltIuvay-0 calve). V) mi una : iikiicim. Frank IlrUlginon ; Ilercfont bull, nnnlncr it lloblluill t Holwtuln bull. (Icork'o Anderson: lienl "I I'ollwil Aniens 1 bull, 7 cows and lu llers, uud pair tliroo your old Alleys. W. II. Patterson j iriiti of dratt yearlings. Win. Jloltmu; li.ilr YuA.rlliii; uud sucI.Ihk culls. li. It. Philips ;. Jersey cow. Kdtvard lllclmrds ; i Jersey calves nud bull Win. Ilolilltzcll , I ycarltn Spniiciiu colt. 3 inuutirs prhijuu colt. D. it. Williamson i coons ot LlKtit Uriunas nnd Pljiiioutli ltock clilckons, pair Poland China I'lKs. H.J. I'psslfr: Pljiii'iutli Hock uud Leghorns. W. A. Lomrj trio bronzit turkeys. ltd want Tcaru ; yearling Clydesdale sad Nor man eolts. Dr. lMig; roland Clilii.i pls. Win. lttiltlltzt.il; trio Poland China pl;s. Mr. Nieholsj trio Poland China pls. Asher I.e,s,so ; pair Victor nogs. A. Hutler : pair Jcr.iuy lted hotss. 1). ViinWoriiUT mado a dlspliiy ot apples. Win. Jurvls; apples, tolnecu, Sfimuh, pota toes. Henry Walker ; apples nnd sweet potatoes. H. J. t'S!lcr; piimplitns, ss vatlolles apples, S vnricutis corn i iwirsiups. J,. J. llennett; BinpL's. 3 varlotlesconi.T rarle tlus upples, siiuush, potatoes. John Iluruer; cticiimbcrs, corn. H. 0. Fnlirniiuii lieetj, putatoed nnd cabbago, John Hull ; corn, Vtiii. hiulth; C varieties apples, Irish ami sweet potatoes, urapes, red straw wheat. Jerry and Isaau DuakclbiTKer; pears, pota toes, sipiash, melons, J.-.uiea Cauoi) j pumpkins and S'ua.b. Puter WeUrlu ; beets, i varieties apples. J. W. Littler i apples. JIiiKKto Mutzgari preserved fruits. Lewis Smith j k varieties apples. Jonas Whllmer i 3 varieties apples. Julia Pollock, 2 varieties potatoes, cam. W. A. Hutler; potatoes. J. K. Hutler ; potatos and tomatois. T. II, l'ollxi potatoes, p?ars, apple. (leo. P. Slaeles ; 23 varieties appl(s,l of iwsrs, a oi corn. A, Y, I.oiik; melons and cora. Christ Hhultsi 30 varletlej of npplcs.a of penrs, t in (,'rupes, m oi corn, i or wneat. K. A. Korr ; canned and preserved fruits. J. A. Moser ; corn. Kdwurd Itlchardsj i variolic potutoos, 0 uu pics, s com. J. F. Nieholsj is varieties npples, Ijw Kewiiiay 10 varieties apples, 3 of pota toes, s of corn. J . lunula!! j 3 varieties of corn. T. B. ratlin! 13 varieties of apples. l'red Markt i Hoauty of Hebron nutates. Hoary Actons WimitQes, ccllery, 3 varletlos pomioes. J. A. Slosor; I varieties of applos. Mary Moser j upples. Charles rrutlirri s'ltinsli, A. ti, (lleeuj Oyarieiles of Imans, drlecl fruits. Andrew Jleyeri urapos and ivurletlesap pies. John Drydon ; tobacco. .1. N. Menlfeoi 32 vurletles potatoes ; 28 of ap. pies, uiui separator uueil rnills. Jos, Hall; corn uud potutoas. It, 11. Ilagby ; 4 varieties apples. II. V, Hniltu ; I varieties upples, s ot corn, 16 pf pouuoes. Jwhh lllokel ; 2 varieties of corn, Pred Nlcliolsj tipmsli and corn. John Marsliulli corn, apples and oats., Win. Cutou i T varieties of upploj. Henry Acton ; 1 varieties of com. J, W. Pew 1 3 varieties of corn. V. It. Croiacrj velvet wheat. A, J, Hlnlr; corn and 3 varieties apple. Onirics Crater) potatoes, corn clc. James llbur ; rheiibnrb and cabbage, Mrs. M, Houston; cocoons, Jacob (Irocsbeckf apples and corn, Vash lluttoii j 10 varieties apples, pears. J. A. (loodhurt) apples, J. W. Davis; SO varieties of apple. Jolin Keastor j 0 varlwlles npplef. A. .1, Carson ( cabbauo, corn, pumpkins. 1). Hiuilli siiiash. J. Itayhllli 7 varieties apples, cabbage and s(iiash. Mrs. 1). 1). Di.vls ) o varieties npplfS. Jas. Thomas) 10 vnrltlcs corn, 3 potatoes 3 apples, 2 mpberrlc, M. II, l'onicy ! bnxini corn, John Modulus) cabbage. M M. Debolt; f varieties npples, Miss Oowtlmrt t Jollies, butter nnd bread. John (Joodhart; potatoes. Itobcrt Notelyj corn, squash nnd pumpkins. John Loose) potatoes and apples. Wnt, Konlj 2 varieties of melons. li. Vwt) 4 varieties npples. Jus. HurK'C 1 4 varieties apples C. Osliorn ) 3 varlotlcs CHru. 0. I). Hurclml j wticat. (I, H. Adams f 3 varieties corn. Asa Turplii) liiniey, wheat, oabbiiRe nnd siiiash, It. 0. lltnes; potatoes. Hnxtor Ik'imo; 7 varieties apples. IMSIaw.vui; corn. W. M. llamslierj pears. Kmni.i Ilnlcbcr ; canned goods, Mary Itlues) ranned goods, Henry titewarc; 7 vnrlelles opples and 3 of pearf. Wm. ltluki'1)3 larlcllei of pumpkins, Mrs. M. T. Htoart;ciiuimd Koods. The textil dlsplny wns largo nnd ynrl o 1 ; umotig tho exhibitors wore Mcs dumos Weaver, Walters, J. It. Donny, China Carson, Emma Cottrell, 1'orry Sp.incor, F. W. Wheoler, Mary Hum slier, Mattlo Harrington. ilohn Hlatt mmlo exhibition of tho Singer Sewing Mnehino. G. M. Cnr ter exhibited, tho Now Homo Victor No. 4 nnd thu Wilson Oscillating Suw- lug Machines, K. L. fattm, the popular donlor of Mound City in musical instruments and merchandise, bail a $600 upright piano and some elegant nrgmis on the grounds and we will wngor that largest pump kins, that ho answered moro nucstlons on that day, than any other man unless It was Hugh Montgomery. J. Y. Zoisjlor, of tho Mound City Mill, made -a haudsomo display of his goods, tho wheat, tho Hour, the bread. Mr. Zolgler is a practical miller of long cxperionco, and ho Is making a mag. nlficent In ami of flour. He exhibited his enterprise in making this display. Kunkol llrothcrs hnd on exhibition i.omo ot thoir mako of woolen sroods. which It would ba well for those using goods of that ileccrlptlon to purchase instead of chenpor goods that may bo obtained from tlio stores, for tho ad ditional wear in them far exceeds tho excess of their first cost over tho cboup or goods. Thoy ought to bo encottrag ed and their gooils moro gonorally us- od. It would be uonoy for tho Kunkol Urns, and a saving to tho user of their goods. After tho arrangements of products and various articles woro complotcd and tho various banners were placed In their proper plnues, President Hugh Mont gomery called tho vast asombly to order, and Kldor Klbby offered a well befitting prayer, a song by tho Liberty (Jloo Club, John ICiinmsh lender, and nn instrumental piece by thu Dllud broth ers, tho Hon. IraK. Alderman, ot Mary- ville, was Introduced, who spoko as fol lows: Ladlos and cmtleiiwn and citizens of Holt county, uud I ntli;ht say fellow citizens ot Mis suurl i Not for myself, for. in occasion ot this kind I never ito.but I owe yon an uppnlugy on bcUalf of your committee. Your committee undoubtedly matin Juilltlous cnorts to secure for you to-ttuy a speaker worthy of tins audience. They were disappointed About tun days ago they advised mo of tliclrdlvippoliitmeut, that the people of this county would not bo pcrmlttod to listen tu tho eloquence of (lov. Woodson on this occasion, and Importuned we to como over and talk to yon for a fuw moments. Another was to comu with me. I want to speak for lilm first. It was bis purpose to bo with vou. He oven started this moriilng and camo clfiht miles up on mo loud bin by reason of sickness had to re turn liomts. So you aro prepared to-day for a disappointment and that lust may add to my nuvuniui'o It certainly would take mo but a very brief thno to tell you what I know about fanulnitnnd It you expect mo to tell us much as homo other men might do, of courso you will be disappoint ed nKuin, for I have learnod all I know about It la No hint seven or eight days. The subject ef aiiriculluro Is almost unlimited. It has been bald that agriculture and wur have been tlio pioneers of civilization. It Is certainly vcrv true that thu Industry wo tcnu agriculture Is ono of tho most honored, and hns been so re carded In all civilized countries. la this coun try to-day Is first In point of honor nud tho poets or tuo laud havo been i;Iad tu f iug lis praise. uoocrt Hums porhaps the most (irlcluut poet In tho worU, saiiK moat sweetly when ho sang of something that portulued to ugrlculturo. Tho ncteucc of acrlculturo i lint, tho art Is very an dent, more Hiiclent than history Itself. It Is a singular fuet that hundreds of years r.gn before tho Christian agriculture attained a very high fctnte, yet la this country of ours wo began down u!m st at tho very bottom) and I think It would licit be putting It too strong to say that during Hit) last century It has mado morn progress than It ever did In any thrco hundred yours proceed lug that thno. I will hero refer f a subject nbout which ollllcnl economists and theorists havu written a great deal uud iiikui which la somo localities legislation may bo necessary) I speak of tho limit to property Inland. At ono time In tlio early history of Home tlio extent of a man's farm was limited to seveu acros, and that whs cijual tu only about flvo acres as wo measure It : as civilization ndvanced and thoy extended thoir' limits uy conquest the limit was cxtciied erndu ally, to lltty ncros.nud finally It was fixed to flvo luiuilrcd acres, In this country wo know no mult nnd yoa would bo astonished at tho nam her ef faints In this country, that wo might call farms, of from flvo to ten acres and yot there Is almost no limit to tho number of farms In tho ot Mr direction, One writer upon this Biibjoot In early days mado this statement "Tho husbandman whoso property lu land Is boyond seven ncrcslsa dangerous citizen tothostato." Not many of you hero to-day would like that doctrine : you would not like to reduco It to nracttco In this .beautiful county of Holt. Still every farmer hero will ugreo with me tu tlio statement that tlio small farms aro the best titled farms ; uud not only Is that true but neatly all our advancement In scientific agriculture has hud Its bcglnlng on tno snuiii farm, ago, even In. tlio truck natch. Ho who has Iho broad acros. tho cuttlo unon a thousand hills has but llttto thno to bestow for tho progress ot agriculture. Wbllo the man with his truck patch studies every dovco to inako his fuw acres produco tho competence of bis neigh bor with his hundreds) do away with ths class of farms and lot no man ba a farmer without ono hundred and sixty acres ot land ami, my word for it, agriculture would go down. Any ministry i caro not wsni it is tnal :a Is to at tract tho attention of tho Intellectual man, to bring Into requisition his mental powers ami re sources Is bound to retrograde Thut Is' why 1 guthcr from tbo stutomaut of your President here, to-day you congregate hero your nf tor year that is why you buvo organized this Harvest j I iimo lesllval. You havo uamiod far moro wisely than you thought ; and you ure yet as nnalilo tif comprehend thagood that will result from tlus, us you were tliroo years ago to coiii proheud (his day, I will undertake tu say that ,WIWI.li not lu all Northwest Missouri tins there been a gathering equal to this ut to-day, I wilt not at tempt to estimate- your number or compare It with what It has teen for tho Past four or five years ;but I will say that If 1 am to bo tbo Judgo of wlint I jco beforu mo It Is almost ldlu lu talk to you of tho statistics of four years iiko. Your development has breii marroious. here only four yars ago statistic any you bad a popula tion ot Uftecn thstisaild. why 1 would not bo surprlsod. If mow than half if not two thirds of thai number are hero to-day, it looks as U tho WhOlO UOIiUlullon ot 1RK0 (mil turnml nut to litis festival. I Want to S.1V tlmt while vaur nrHrnltnnil In. tcrcsts are prospering-, do not forget If you ox iv.-t ii proai'iT iiKunuu in ins luiurn to euconr- e nn oiner industries mwnuo wiino it is pos- le lor the tlllAr of Urn milHn llr nlmin una baroly possible, It Is nu Impossibility for lilm to so live In regard to Ids moral and religious want, wo ran no moro Iho to ourselves lu agrlculluro. thai wo can in social life. Ho who cuts himself uU socially is of no use under the sail. Wo aro iletMMiiliint erpntnrp-S. Tlmni l mi such thha ns liidcpuniiout man. i win nero recur w uio politics oi me stale, i will speak of tho slzo of yuur fur inn. A Urge number of a certain class maintain by publio nruinj;3 nun Bievciies nuu mnuj oitou oeion mo to-dnr believe that thorn should lie lei:lsla writings nnd speeches nud iminy otrou wfort) live restriction lu this rgnnllhul tbo law ought tu taku IhU mutter lu hand nud prohibit man uwiiiiiu iiiere iniin ucvriuiu niimovrui acres. I will not slvu tou in v ouliilon uu tlmt Mibject but hero lire some fuels tu which t will can your Hiieuuou in mis stale lliero are or farms of from 3 tu 10 acres vm, ot from 10 to JC uurus WO. of f nun UO to W) neres WXfi. of from re tn no acres cwo, ut from 100 tu reu acres aiouu mriuu.i. bo you sco mey incrraso iieui thrco acres to Ave Iiuudrvd acres tu tho statu ut Missouri, ill issi tiiuro were Ids farms In tn s county of ull sizes making 107000 acres which with their products weru worth about four uud one half mllllsus of dollars. 1 think to-day they would bo worth double that amount. 1 waul to call your attention tu thu products ot thououuiy and sea what It has been doing lu tho IasI tear years. Theso reports weru mudo In lijlu bad cumposod tho census of l&o. lu that jour uur nan mw unuei oi uunuy, iiwy uusnom 01 rye, 1 might hero add tlmt tlio production ot ryo is on thu decrease. I presume thu people huYU less use for rje than they luvo bud and Horn the way tlmt some of tlioiu use It 1 thtnK 11 might s.ifrly bo rrdiictd u great deal inoiu oats taiuoo bushels, wheat :i'iVW bushels, cru Is king ot Unit .y).s,:oJ bushels Multiply that by two) on will cuiiiu near having what tils to-duy. Mix mlllluus ef bushels of corn lu tbb county this )enrl lu km yoa bud lluou lous of hay, IsutU thjiitidt of tobacco. 'JVM biLihels of pota toes nud your orchards yielded a value ol jso, uos.llvo or six thousand inoru than ull tuo money ou nan oi niHiiuiucturcs, uuruig tuo year in rour own couuiy you uugui io eucsuragu maun :lrllltoj. I want la meiitlnu !i f:ict Hint nar- haps most of you know but It may bo thut somo of tho chlleren don't know It. And that Is this. That two ot tho principal nud most necessary products of tho soil wero given to the world by this country of tbo United Mjites 1 refer to coru mill potatoes ; they weru given tu tho world by lids new country of ours. 1 want to call your uttentlon tu another fact tliut Is new to mo al though it mav not bo to yon; that is tins, mm in tbo history of agriculture whuu lu tho highest statu of development there never wus anything known tmt wild bay. lu other words tamo hay Is tho product of America Slid given to tlio world by us. Those farmers may cornet mo If I am mistaken but 1 think this Is an Invention of our own country U It can bo called u Inven tion, i no uivenineii uuy interests ol our coun try Is due tu tliw genius ut America nud Ameri can agriculture and Is something wo have a right to bo proud of. An early writer said that "the husbandman cau not thrive by bts com without lib cnttle nor by his cattlo without his corn." lnnescusu that Is not true, but la this comity wo may mv It Is trun ; and bo Is considered a very small farmer who bus not a few head of stock. You have given liberal attention lu stock raising, t kuw to-day ono team of work oxen largo us one uitu ui me numuer ui uach in iiu wnoiu euiiiiiy In IS&i. Thero wero only tblrty-two work uxeu In this county la ISSO 1 saw six of that number tu-rtjy lu ono team : nnd I And of nil the timer cut species ot stock thut you bad In this county four years ago over seveu head for overy man, woman Mid child In tho county ; ami Alty-flve head lor every lnrmer In tho countv. This shows that you have uut ueglected this Interest and tlioti statistics are au ubsolute proof of your thrift. You hod la isso thirty manutaeturlcs Kavlmr tuentv-fnur thousand dollars tn lalmni ot tho county ; the value ot their products wan twu hundred nnd Afty thousand dollars la that juir.uui in i on siaio una couuiy inoru uas oeeu a falling off In the last ten year. uuo speiiKer nero gavo some ngurrs id rorer enco tu tlio amount ol money spent In tho state and county for school purposes uud conclud ed.! ".lust In nronortlon to the extent of tour ores- pertly, your real genuine prosperity, In like umnortlou will bu the development of voiir In. reiigenco, your ninnus auu jour nigiieal inter ests. I dn not hrllnvn that tlm urnrtfl l uiilntf to tho bad. thut It Is worse fri-d.iv tlmn ft vn yatcrdr-y. I havo no faith In that man who says thut religious party Is dying out ; who stands up before you and tells you that Iho u-iincrs oi mu masses oi mu peopio aro unmoral nud currant: tliat our nolltical orutim uru lm. moral mid corrupt ; 1 want them to loll you that your lenders are Just suck coplo as you your selves would have them to bu. 1 will not Insult your lutulligeiicu ly saying that I believe you mu iiont-sb iiieii. or niai tiisuouesi. men ciu lenti you. Honest men uro led by honest men. Tbo tiisnniioai oiuy nro leu uy tno uisiionest. i nr worm is ucucr to-iiny tmin it over wns in Its hlstnrv; 11 It Is truu that wu are orHirrrvsslnir buckwartl, then Chlrtluully Is (allitrn, thu uioiu is n inuuro ana every inmg in tins sccrctl IkkiW Is ft falltirn. Wo eiLtiiint n.irni.ptLil,, nwl belluvo Hint this hook wu call tho Mole Is divine, that cannot be. Holt county Is better to-day than yesterday be she Is worse. If 1 were to say aim is worst! you wuuui ianr it ui nn insult, uu on with vour good work. Duvelopo your miner al and agricultural resources ; dovolope your manufacturing, vour mechanical uud your edu cat! ma! resmirect.," At tlio conclusion of tho address and miibic, too coiumitteo appointed to mako tho banner awaids reported, tho urat banner was awarded to Liberty township for tho best street dlsnlav.and is iuc imru iimo m succession mat this township hns been victorious. Thu second award, for best disnlav of uro ducts was also captured by Liberty, tho youngest townsntp m tno county, a, tlioutrli ISIrjrulow crowded this voun township cTosely, cominj; witliin ono voio oi ivini her voiiinr nva and with in two votes ot capturing tho prize. Tins banner for tho host display is of uuuner suk wnn n roil neiu in I lie con tor of which wero tho sheaf, sickle, rake etc. over tho arch of whioh at tho op ol tho banner wero tho words "Har vest Homo" under, at tho bottom wero 'Mound City," all with the gold fringe, tassels and staff. The roverso is in a Hold of bluo with vogetablos nnd coronls m comer. 'I ho first banner wns uresented li Hon, Mr. Osboiuo.of Atchison euuulv. and Iho second by the President of tho narvost iionio soelety.ftlr. lluuh Mont gomory. Mr, W. G. Mclntyro madu mu ree-jiunso. j. uu sppcocties were nil won timed, ana exceedingly np proprinto. This ended tho largest eulelirutinn In tho InHory of nur eimntij', fully 7000 (iuuihu ueing prcpeni ueiegntions weio proont from Nodnwav. Buehiinnn and Atchison counties nnd lrom our sisior states Kansas and Iowa The Lditor of iho Sentinel is under snecial obliintlona to ICil Miilmr. nf tno isngnsii Kitohen." and JwJio Wi - sou 101 mvorti. The Old Domestic SewinffJIaohlno UllS HlSl UOUUt Worn out. mv fA mir rm Tl. .'...I-- ... -I i m Kul"h to T, h Pnro's Hardware Store and cot one oi ins xvitiw JJUjMKSiilU MaohiiiCH. ami no rnm th a whllo Mnohino lilso. I ooneyo i win got both of thorn; thoy nro both Rood mnchinos, nnd ho sayn call and buy llmm. Yon can tot them at ?30, 35 mid mo. While Attending DO NOT FAIL TO ARCADE CLOTHING HOUSE Where only ONE PRICE is asked for Every thing. Their New Stock of FALL and WIN TER MEN'S, BOYS' and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING is arrivino. and wh that in ooint of Elegance, Novelty and Extent nuiiuiig ante n nas ever oeen seen in tms part of the state, we but reiterate a sentiment com mon amona those who hnvo viRi'torf nnr Vinncm within the past week. stock of Clothing in in nu qutJbuon oeverai Gar Loads of P'Sfh or day, tho people will And tho best lichtotl """""'ii i vriiiUM Lit WXHIIllllO goons, X110HO Koorts aro marked way down In price. Mr. Lovy while in tho Eawtern markets, bought a consignment of now and superior goods from a well known house who woro nmtittnl !! tn nnll -tn nvnli! i oaut.n..- nu. " ujmm fill uqailllllUIlU JL11UV 4VJI V marked lower than over before, and arojnstas hand somo and stylish as if they woro marked 25 per cent, higher. They can lit a fat man. or a loan man, a baby or a giant. Every purchaser of a boyo' or child's suit will bo presented with a school bag. A handsomo souvenir win wo pruaouieu to mo i.iuios. ltomouiuor tiie place, m mi nm mi cm k COR. 5TII and FELIX GO and SEE THE ! Plonty of Boots and Shoes at Fred. Socman's for Fall and Winter wear. Wo havo never seen a Largor or Hotter Stock in Oregon than he has in his store, and he asks tho peo ple of Holt Coun ty when thoy come to town to pleaso call and see his stock be fore buying elsowhero. Kemomber to call and see FRED. SEES3AN ! The People of Aro ropei!t fully Invited to eall nnd seo us whon In tho City, nnd oxamlno tho eupoib ussortmimt of I)ry Goods wo are now opening. Wo aro now selling, and shall rontlrmu to II during this fall, all kinds of Domestic Goods, such as Sheet uuiiiui, i ruiuj, viiujjimuis, riannais nnu uassmiores, t Special Mnkinfj our prl'.-es less than conntrv dealors pay for them; so that wo boliove wo can savo every puroliasor n handsomo margin on what thoy would havo to nay for the goods at homo. Wo havo lust oronod 25 PIECES OF which WO hulltivn tn hu thn K.ict h..uln. mn u ... i i . ramplos Will bo cheorfullv sent tn n wl,n d over 200 NEW STYLES IN GLOAKS, and shall eontintio to roeol vo thorn until wo havo in a stock of over $25,000 worth, tho largest over upturn in the city. Over 100 different stylos, lor both Ladies and Lhl'.ilren. v n shall bo glad of an opportnnity to show our Stock to our out of town patrons, nnd behove wo can, lhl fall, show them tho laigest nnd cheapest cast over shown in 8t. Joseph Chambers, Marney & Co., - B03 AND 600 1-2 FELIX STKEUT, ST. JOSEPH, JALL AND SEE US Whon you nro in St. Joseph anil examine our FALL GOODS ! Our ("OLOHED SILKS nt 7ft cents w ono of tho BEST BARGAINS wu havo offered thl season. . If not a llttlo eheapor than somo other very cheap goods wo havo shown you in silks, are thoso 23 Pieces of ooprneil Saturday. I hoyaroa lato purchase of our Mr, Town- in i""M u bul.w J'1,0,'16"""11 n,a,,kl,t' Wo nit selling SheuU Inirs and Muslins ut Jobbers' lists. Kuw Fall Novelties deceived iiauy. f Townsend, W yatt & Co. SOUTHWEST COUNEU FOUHTII AND FELIX S'IREETS, ST. JOSEPH 3VCO. An Kntorjirlalntf, Itcllitlilo Koukv, lllnde & Vt'ilbrioK- can always bo ro. lied upon, not only to carry in stock tlio best of everything, but to soeuro tho ngoacy for siuli articles ns havo well known merit, uud nro popular with the peoplo, thereby sustaining the topulu. turn of being always oniorprislng, anil over reliable. Having secured tlio Agon uy for tho celebrated Dr. King's Nrw Discovery for Consumption, will soil It on a positive cfiiarnutei. It will surely euro nny mid ov'ry infection of Throat, Lungs, and Ohost, and tif show our confidence, wo invito yon to call and got a Trial Ilottlo Frco, Go and see Andor.son & Cummins when you want a Good Suit of Olothes, the Best Hoot and Shoe, Hat or anything else. Bamum's Show CAM, AT THE That it is the largest St. Joseh, there can be Glothing Now In, ST.. ST. JOSEPH. MO. 'A ' Holt County BLACK SILK nimlu i,,.m nr.. i "'r-j nu uuu jubi, upen o Tax Payers. N"V ,f,lPr,,b h'u'' to tliotnx-pnyersof f'y .,tjf "'. .V'ftr 18SI llivu tu'i'ii nlaoeil In mv in, 1 "."s'tf"? "'"'"'y Ofllcu nt Miivor's onii.,,. Vni.:. i :..::f."! v.'"" iy iituir taxes, 1.ICW1H I. MOOIIIC. City CullPctor. CHAS. V. TUOMAS, Liwjfsr&Satary Public, OaXQON, HOLT COUNT! , MO. Collection nude, Drpotltlon taken, CoaTey eooe, Legul tnforiDkilon glren uid O wd tnd nd Law Uuimtu KlUuidtd to. Attorney - fit - L&w, MOUNp ClTV, JII8SOUUI Prices ! Black Silks A I