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Tho corn that liu made 8henandoah famous. Has
outy iolded all other varieties of yellow corn wher
ever tested. A deep grained 100 day yellow com,
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fretVot,phofctTpbldmplior tbtl sad otiitt TUlttU cf
Mm. 15.00 worth of (Mdifrttoadabardtrf. Art stoat It.
HENRY FIELD, SEEDSMAN, BOX 54 .SHENAXOOAtl, IOWA
THE JCAR BIRD CORN MAW
And tested 99 percent
IOWA GOLD MINE
Per Bu. $1.25
3 Bu. At $1.20
IOWA SILVER MINE Per Bu. $1.40
3 Bu. At $1.30
We furnish sacks frco with all kinds of farm
OUR 35 OFFER 800 kinds of Flower Seed 10
mmmmm mmmmm wmmmm , . full sized pktn. Garden Scod
and a 15 Cent Seed Check good for 15 cents
north of any kind of seed in our catalogue.
Buy Iowa Grown Seed at 1, 2and 3 cents per pkt.
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Address to 404 L.
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60 Egg Incubator complete 0.00
100 Chick Brooder coraploto.. 7.00
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One of the thousands that went out last
vMr-Iti first vear. Runs itself. 0
John H. Reagan, tho famous Texan,
died at Palestine, Texas, March 6. An
interesting review of Judge Reagan's
important career was written for tho
Chicago Record-Herald by Henry Bar
rett Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain
"Tall and rugged, every line of his
face indicating indomitable will, there
stood upon tho western bank of the
Red river a stalwart young fellow of
twenty years. In his hand a small
bundle tied in a blue handkerchief
his entire wardrobe. In his pocket a
$10 bill issued by tho bank of Holly
Springs, Mis3. his entire fortune. His
face was toward tho setting sun and
he looked Texasward.
"It was the afternoon of Mary 29,
1839, and as the young man looked ho
realized that in all of the great land
before him there was none to whom he
might look for aid. His future was his
alone. About him on every side were
the foes of the frontiersman, but not
for a moment did his feet falter; not
for a moment did his heart fail. He
was strong with the strength of one
who knows himself, and without fear
he took up his journey into a strange
"Three score and six years arter, the
young man, now in his six and eighti
eth year, had closed a marvelous ca
reer. In his life he had served under
three flags, had honored and been hon
ored by "the people in whose cause he
was a3 valiant in war as he was wise
in peace, and finally, in the fullness of
years and achievement, passed to his
"Born in Sevier county, Tennessee,
Oct. 8, 1818, and dying at his home at
Palestine, Texas, yesterday, the activ
ities of John Henninger Reagan furnish
an inspiration to all Americans. In
the Republic of Texas he fought In
many campaigns against the Indians.
In the state of Texas he served the
commonwealth as colonel of its militia,
justice of the peace, sat in its legisla
ture and upon the bench. Then he
went to congress and was counted one
of the ablest members of the house,
which he left in 1861 because ho be
lieved it his duty to cast his fortunes
with the confederacy.
"Under the 'stars and bars his was
high political preferment. First Post
master general of the confederate
states of America, he relinquished that
post to become secretary of its treas
ury, devoting his energies and his for
tune to a cause he loved and fondly
hoped might prevail. But when the
fortunes of war decreed that the south
land should not depart from the union,
and while a prisoner of war, this man
undertook the work of calming sec
tional hatred, and finally returned to
his people to advocate conciliation and
"Ripe in experience, ho again became
a legislator of the nation, serving as
a senator from 1887 until 1891, father
ing the 'Reagan interstate commerce
law,' which as afterward amended by
Senator Cullom of Illinois became tho
law which is now in force.
"The life of Judge Reagan links the
history of the old with that of the new.
His work was strenuous, history-making.
For more than sixty-five years
and during the greater part of this
period -he was in tho political arena.
He remembered the great tariff debate
of 1832, which resulted in the passage
of the nullification act by South Caro
lina. Ho could recall tho fight made
by Andrew Jackson against tho United
States bank. In Chicago, where of
recent years ho delighted to pass his
summer holiday, he would tell of the
'Tippecanoe and Tyler too campaign
"Those who know tho old gentleman
when ho passed his leisure timo in
this city can not forget tho tall,
straight figure, gracofully bearing its
four scoro years, tho great mano of
silvery-gray hair, tho oyc, black as
night and piercing as an eagle's, the
voice soft as a woman's and the strong
white hands which gripped so firmly
and yet so gently, and tho smilo which
capitvated old and young alike as tho
great Texan told of defeats and vic
tories or, half in reverie, recalled the
stirring things treasured in his mem
ory. "As a young man he was thrilled by
tho cry, 'Remember the Alamo,' and
it may be said that he never ceased to
be inspired by Sara Houston's injunc
tion. He saw tho Republic of Texas
set its star in the flag of the union.
Ho saw tho great west and southwest
won into the circle of civilization. Ho
felt that the war clouds were forming
as early as 1840, and ho witnessed tho
compromise of ten years later. By him
the 'Dred S'cott' decision was heard as
it came fresh from tho lips of Taney,
and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' was read and
given his careful thought almost the
moment it came from the press. Gifted
with capacity and foresight, ho un
derstood tho significance of events.
"When the Butler-Brooks-Sumner In
cident occurred in the senate Judge
Reagan was a member of congress. His
assocates were the great men of the
period. 1840-18G0. Clay, Calhoun, Web
ster, Benton, Houston, Breckinridge,
Douglas, Cass these ho knew Inti
mately. Upon the southern states ho
saw and part or this he was.
"Ho was with Jefferson Davis at
Montgomery and at Richmond. He saw
the confederacy rise and he saw It fall.
Ho mot and chatted with Lee and Jack
son and Stuart and Johnston and Beau
regard and Gordon. He wore the gray
when McDowell was routed at the first
Manassas, and he was wearing It when
tho great Lee, on that April morning
in 1865, said to the heroes of the army
" 'Men: We have fought through this
war together. I have done the ue3t I
could for you. My heart is too full to
"The uniform of gray was worn by
Reagan after that. He still wore it
when, with Jeffersan Davis, he started
on that fateful ride to tho southward
"Through tho period of reconstruc
tion he passed. And he lived to re
joice that the men who plundered the
south in her poverty, oppressed her
in her weakness and mocked at her
in her calamity were cast down. Al
ways true to his people, he was one of
the great constructionists. In the
times of depression, of failure, of dis
couragement, he turned his face to
ward the morning, ho looked to the
dawn of a new and better day. Shoul
der to shoulder he stood with the great
men who emancipated and redeemed
the land he loved best of all.
"Jn a talk with a friend some time
before his death Judge Reagan said:
" 'I am hoping to have time to write
a little something on a subject very
near and dear to me. I am not fighting
the war over again. God forbid that I
should say one word to revive tho dy
ing embers of passion and prejudice.
What I would do and what I would
have all true southerners do is to pre
serve the true, loyal spirit of the con-
(MHHri Satfegs Accwit
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Diamonds Will nay CO txr cent nrnflt from lncrej!rt
values In 1906. or Ave tlmoa better than bank. Batla
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