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ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of TRAINS. CHICAGO, MltWAUKEE AND ST. PATJL, QOIKO No. i passenger; .............. ...... 0:02 am NO. 8 passenger ...................... 4:31 pm No. I) freight ......................... 7:irs am No. 13 way freight ..... > ----- ...... 12:20 pin Ho. 5 freight .......................... 8:40p m OOXNO UA8T. No. 2 passenger ...................... 10:33 am No. 4 passenger ................... 0:BOp» No, 14 way freight ................... 2:20 p m No. 10 freight, Saturdays only ....... 12 :36 p m No. street ........................ e :45 p m Chicago & Northwestern R'y. GOING NORTH AND WKST. Freight accommodation ............. n :55 a m Chicago Mail and Express ........... 3 :BB p m GOING SOUTH ANU KAST. .Freight accommodation .... ......... 7 :3fi p m Chicago Mail and Express ............ 12 :30 p m Chicago passenger reaches Des Moines at 7 p. m., Chicago o -.50 a. m., and Kansas City 9 -.30 a, m. Tickets for sale to all points In the •Jnited States and Canada. AIOONA, IOWA, SEPT. 17,1890, B, J. DANSON. W. C. DANSON. DANSON BROS., A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. Office Over Comstock's. GEO. E. CLARKE, A TTORNEY. Ofllce over the First National Bank, Algona, Iowa. ~~7~ B.F.REED, A TTOKNEY- AT-LAW, Algona, Iowa. Of- llce in the Halbraith block, JAS. BARR, M. D., pHYSICIAN and BUHQBON b L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., P HYSICIAN and SUUCJEOX. Ofllce next door to Ford's Warehouse, Algona, Iowa. DR. L A. SHEETZ, Druggist & Stationer. Prescriptions filled. Deals In paints, oils, books, perfumeries, etc.' Comer of State and Thorlngton streets Alfiona.Iowa. E. E. Sayers, D. V. M., Veterinary Physician t Surgeon Bg-0fnce west, of the Thorlngton House, Algona.Iowa. HOSPITAL Accommodations. For Information in regard to lands in Northwestern Iowa, write to the Real Estate and Abstract Office of GEO. C. CALL, ALGONA. - IOWA. G. J. ADAMS, HOUSE and SIGN PAINTER- Country work a speciality. for sale. Charles Rooswall, PAINTER. Orders by postal card promptly attended to. Residence south Of Sponberg's tailor shop. Algona Iowa. F.E.FOSTER, . Opposite Court House. /Ugoua, Iowa. rk first class in every particular. Kossuth County Bank, ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - $50,000. Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and ageneriil banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W.U. INGHAM, President. J. B. JONES, Vice President. .LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier, Directions—W. H, Ingham, Jno. ft. Smith, -J. B. Jones, T. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wads worth. Bariiet Devine. Farm for Sale. 120 acres near the village of Burt. Partly improved. .For sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. LADIES try Dr. LuDuc's Periodical Pills, from Paris, France. Established -- Europe 1839 : England ISM ; Canada 1878 ; United States 1887. 62 or three boxes for 85. Positively remove all or money refunded. THE AMEK1CAN PILL CO., royalty proprietors, Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. H. Boswith & Son, Milwaukee ; Kobe. Stevenson & Co. Chicago, lietailed by Dr. L. A, Sheet/., Algoua. 19-40-yr $1,000 Address: Can bo made iu 0 months celling Tuuisou'H Atlases, (,'Jmrts uud Wall Map*. Particulars free. H, G TUNISON, Chicago, Ills, FOR SALE ! -160 ACRES OF- GOOD LAND In German township, Kossuth county, lo wa. described as follows: S-W qr. Sec. 2 township No. 98, range 27; 65 acres o; new breaking. Will be sold on long time with email payment down. Address, WALLER BROS., 27-68 Charles City, Iowa. Fin-morn, uiul nil Interested In the farm, •ead 1 our Agricultural Department, edited »y Jnmefi AVllHon, of Tuiiin county. The RK1MHJOCAN recognize* tlte Interentn of lie farmer. LEGAL BLANKS o FOB SALE o At REPUBLICAN OFFICE |Wl»U(M, AI.GONA MARKETS. (Reported weekly by A. Hough.) 29c. Corn Ofttef Sggs 14c. Cattle $2.00 Wheat 85c. Flax $1.28 Hay $4.00 85c Butter 14c. Hogs $8.00 Bnrley 85c Timothy $1.10 LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. The office seeker is not. Mrs. Cooke is building un addition o her house. C. I). Matson had business in Ban- jroft Monday.. Katie Burnard is visiting with Miss !mma Zahlten. Mrs.Prof .McCollum and child arrived Friday afternoon. Editor Ilinchon is enlarging and remodeling his residence. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Taylor went to Chicago Saturday night. S. : C. Blossom is putting in the foundation for his new house. i Miss Gertie Clarke left for Notre Dame University, Monday. Mr, and Mrs. Perry Wilkins expect ;o go to Minneapolis to live. Dr George Ingham left Monday for .he west to look up a location. Rev. Whitiielcl left for conference at Spencer yesterday afternoon. Postmaster Hatch, of Whittemore, was in town Monday morning. There will be no preaching service at the M. E. church next Sunday. Agent Cork and wife drove down from Burt Sunday for an outing. Geo. Prink, the grain merchant of Wesley, was in town last Sunday. The office seeker is extremely modest about breathing his name this fall. Eugene Shadle, of Clear Lake, spent Sunday witli his parents in Algona. Try the REPUIILICAN job department tor anything in the line of job work. The cold wave signal was displayed last Friday for the first time this season. S. C. Frye, of Yankeetown, Illinois, was in the county last week visiting friends. Melzar Haggard went to Milwaukee Friday to attend Spencer's Business College. The Quarterly Conference of the M. E. church met at the parsonage Sunday evening. Potatoes in Dwight. Illinois, are 40 ;ents a peck—$1.40 a bushel. Ah there. Murphy! Mr. Tennant and King David were on hand at Britt last week to take in the races. ' Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Patterson returned Monday evening from the Minneapolis exposition. llev. P. A. Larson left Friday for T itchfield, Minn., his charge for the coming year. Mrs. M. Warner is in Minneapolis ;his week attending the exposition and visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sheetz and two [laughters, of Freeport, 111., are visit- 'ngthe Doctor. Elder F. M. Smith will preach in the R. J. Hunt school house next Sunday afternoon at 3;80. Mr. Ernest Bacon, of Burt, was in ;o\vn yesterday. The REPUULICAN acknowledges a call. We haven't heard yet what the other papers of the county think of our Agri- ultural department. itevs. Ward and Jones, of Bancroft and Burt, were in town Monday on sheir way to conference. A meeting of the Kossuth County Farmer's Alliance was held in this city last Saturday afternoon. Cornelius Ihmels and wife, were over from West Bend Sunday, visiting among thejr friends here. Geo. South find wife returned Saturday morning from a visit to the Fair and Exposition at Minneapolis. Thos. Graham, of Decorah, a revenue officer, was looking after Uncle Sam's financial interests here on Friday. F. M. Taylor and W. B. Quarton were in Wesley yesterday contesting legal points before Squire Obed llobin- son. Mrs. J. Reaver accompanied her sister-in-law Mrs. F. V. Reaver to her home inKnoxville, Monday, for a short visit. We would suggest to our neighbor, the Courier, that it is about time to stop misrepresenting Blaine on the McKiii- ley bill. Hampton has a population of 2,0(57, and Algona a population of 2,069. Are there two towns in the state nearer ot an equal ? Mr. J. F. Lacy was kicked by a horse at the livery stable Saturday afternoon and quite badly hurt, but is out on the streets again. Next Sunday evening the Baptist pastor will preach ou "Heredity, 01 Choosing Parents." An invitation is extended to all. Dr. Tedrow has decided not to locate in Algona as was expected. Someone will find a fine practice if lie is able to till Dr. Shore's place. Dr. Garfield manages his safety bicy cle witli considerable ease for a man 01 his years. lie has been utilizing the old rink for riding purposes. II. T. Hallock, once a resident of Kossuth, but now in California, has for this season's work of 120 swarms o beas eight tons of extracted honey. Mrs. Geo. L. Carroll and daughters Myrtle and Helen, after an absence o_ uve years, will visit Pontiac, Peoria au< ither points in Ills. They leave today. Dr. Shore expects to leave for the east otnorrow night. J. R. Jones and Frank Dingley, Sr., are at the Flax Palace today. Regular meeting of Eastern Star liapter next Tuesday evening* The Reeve millrhery store will be opened to the public Saturday. Prof. McCollum has rented the Wiliams house, recently occupied by llev. Jarson. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Henderson are in Minneapolis visiting their relatives and 'riends. Monday Club meets with Miss Dodd icxt Monday evening to lay out a plan for future work. Dr. and Mrs. Biglowe and daughter, Tom Dubuque,are visiting their daughter. Mrs. Buchanan. There will be an astor supper at the longregational church next Thursday evening at six o'clock. Dr. Sayers left last night for Mt Gilead, Ohio, for a visit ot a week or ten days with his parents who reside at that place. Alf Rist, Frank Dingley and Hardy Buell returned from Minneapolis Mon- jr, after a pleasant week's sightseeing. Every farmer in Kossuth county ought to make calculations to attend ;he fair this year. The fair is for the farmer. At St. Thomas' Mission on Sunday morning the Pastor's subject will be 'Matthew the Publican." There will be no evening service. The ladies of the Woman's Relief 3orps will be prepared to give meals at ;he fair grounds during the week of the fair. Don't forget them. The Courier thinks that it is a pretty mean man who will steal beer. The joor saloon men are having a hard iime of it and ought not to be imposed upon. Mr. Joseph Young, of Pennsylvania, came to Algona Sept. 3rd to make quite an extensive visit with his daughters, Mrs. A. J. Lehman and Mrs. J. B. Ayle. Rev. and Mrs. Smith, F. Dormoy, S. Rist, and Misses Anna and Carrie Johnson and Clara Burroughs attended ;he Baptist association at Humboldt .ast week, King David did some good work at Britt last week. He won first money n the 3 minute class andsecosd money in the free for all. He is at Forest City this week. Miss Louise McCoy, of Algona, was a guest of Miss Katie Elder over Sun- lay. She left Monday for Minneapolis where she is attending school. — Ilan- 3ock Signal. What you take a local paper for is to »et the local news. The REPUBLICAN s trying to give you the most local news of any paper in the county. Read Mr. Chandler reports the condition of his eyes to bevery muchimprOved,and expects the improvement to be permanent. He was under very skillful treatment at Des Moines. Frank Slagle left yesterday morning for Cornell, over the Milwaukee. He xpects to stop at Rockford for a visit of a day or two on his way to Mt. Vernon. Frank is a senior. Archie Hutchinson paid a short visit ;q Algona last Friday and Saturday,on iis way back to Mt. Vernon. Archie :ias been very successful in his work far Cornell this summer. The democrats in this county are indiscreet — very — in delaying their county convention till the last moment. They may experience difficulty in iind- ing someone to accept their nomina- ions. Misses Matson and McCall are in Chicago laying in a large supply of millinery goods for the fall trade. Look for their ad a little later, and before purchasing elsewhere look over their stock. Win. Boight is building a large barn on his farm in Lotts Creek township, and expects to build a house in the spring. T. A. Swanson is doing the work. Lotts Creek is doing her share of building this year. This is a prolific year for new papers, Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Western Garden and Poultry Journal, published at Des Moines asks us to exchange. The paper will be found valuable to all interested in horticulture. The Algona journalists were not very well represented at the Webster City editorial convention. They had to get along without Algona. The next editorial convention will be held at Emmetsburg in January. T. I. Wade, of Hampton, Iowa, was in town Wednesday looking after pension evidence for a friend. Mr. Wade himself was a soldier during the last three years of the war, enlisting when he was but fourteen years of age. The picnic of the Hunt Sunday school which was to be held tomorrow, has been postponed for two weeks — Oct. 2. The picnic will be held in Hunt's grove and all are invited. There will be shelter provided for teams in case of a storm. The REPUIJLICAN will publish next week an interesting little story in supplement form to which it respectfully calls the attention of its readers. Algona characters appear in the story making it of local interest. Everybody read it. Will King lias received a fine full blooded Shropshire buck from the Ben niugton stock farm, at Volga City, la. It will pay any farmer interested iu sheep to see it. D. W. King also bough' a fine stock Poland China pig of the same firm. Bishop Perry's visit to St. Thomas Mission and the Meeting of the North western Convocation which was to have taken place on the 23rd, have been postponed for a few weeks, the Bishop being unavoidably prevented from com ing ou that date. We acknowledge a call Thursda, from Grandpa Bacon, of Wesley. He was in town visiting his son, our new merchant, Geo. B. Bacon. Grandpa Bacon was bora in 1799 and though an old ffian, walks about very spry and has good use of all his faculties. Miss Dell Richardson has purchased safety and is now the best lady bicy« ist in Algona. Mrs. Butterfleld and son of Sioux Tails, South Dakota, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer. A. D. Clarke reports some good real estate transfers during the past week. People are beginning to learn of the advantages of Kossuth county. Mi-. A. W. Blank, of Granger, Ills., a 'ormer resident of Kossuth county, has >eeh In this vicinity recently and >ought a carload of cattle for his stock 'arm in Illinois. The Democrats are naming some one today for the office for which Mr. Russull refused to run on the Democratic icket. We havn't learned their choice as we go to press. Mrs. Ed. Williams and daughter who lave been visiting in Algona, left this morning for Minneapolis where they expect to visit for about two weeks before returning to their home at Ipswich, Dak. The farmers strongly endorse our ag- icultural department and have good •easqn to do so, as everyone will admit who has taken occasion to read its columns. Remember that the REPUBLICAN has the best farm department of any paper in Kossuth county. The time for the county convention s near, and candidates for the various nominations are getting themselves be- ore the public. In the present issue . T. Smith, of Algona, announces limself a candidate for Recorder, an office he is well qualified to fill. C. B. Paul, tiring of looking forpoet- cal honors in his own county, sends a ong effusion on "My Boyhood Days" ;o the Renwick Times. Some men are jorn poets and some are bound to be joets anyway. The poem in question s not the worst one ever seen in print. Frank Bros, have .on display the fin- ist line of fur coats overseen in Algona n the history of the fur coat business. Fur coats of every description from sealskin to cat fur. It won't cost you anything to look at this stock of coats, and smell a southern pine forest at the same time. Our worthy contemporary the Courier says that we are doing good work for ;he Democratic party. We hope not. I Bro. Ilinchon will convince us that IB is telling the truth, we will agree to 0 off and hang ourself, and give him a ticket entitling him to a reserved seat at the funeral. A stranger in Algona took occasion ;o remark to the REPUBLICAN the other lay that there was no better index of a, xnvn's enterprise than the condition of ts sidewalks. A true saying. If you will look at the walk in front of your premises, you will see that it will bear \ little repairing. Quite a pleasant little surprise was perpetrated upon Mrs. Bert Langdon "ast Friday evening. Her friends in \lgona to the number of about fifty called in a body at the home of Miss Nellie Walker, where she had been invited to spend the evening. The surprise was a success as well as the party. Mr. John Daniels and Miss Sadie Bullin. both of this place, were married last night, at Hall's restaurant, Rev. Davidson performing the ceremony. The groom is well known as one of the steadiest and most industrious voung men in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels have the best wishes of everyone. A movement is on foot to organize a stock company witli a paid up capital of $5.000 for the purpose of handling lumber, coal, grain, etc.. for the benefit of the counrty trade.About thirty shares liave been subscribed and it seems a little doubtful at present if the full number—100—will be subscribed, and the $5,000 raised. It is reported that our O. P. institutions are doing business again. The original package business in Iowa never had the sympathy of a decent man, and is not liable to elicit any sympathy now after we have learned to do without the original package since the passage of the Wilsoii bill. Algoua has no use for the O. P. man or any of his 0. "'s. A meeting of the Business Men's Association was held at Mayor Jones' office Friday night for the purpose of the election of officers. W. AV. Wheeler was elected president, Will Lacy vice president, E. J. Grtmore secretary, and J. R. Jones treasurer. Mr. Burnell has succeeded in placing the Algona association on a better footing, which is bound to result in advantage to all interested. The Iowa team of sharp shooters has no reason to be asbamed of its record at the Inter-state shooting competition held at Camp Douglass, Wisconsin. In the preliminary competition the Iowa boys stood first, on the second day they stood a close second, but on the last day they occupied fourth place. Sergt. Shukey, of Waukon, made the best individual score. Mrs. Theresa Brooks died last Thursday of inflammation of the stomach, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Brooks was bor» in Germany and was 3!) years and 5 months old at the time of her death. In 1872 she was married to Mr. Charles Brooks. She was the mother of five children all of whom are dead. Rev. \Vhitfield conducted the funeral exercises, which took place from the house Friday afternoon. Volume 1, No. 1, of the Goldfleld Chronicle has reached us. Nothing will contribute more towards giving a town a boom, than a good live paper and the people of Goldfleld ought to remember this, and while the Chronicle is contributing to the welfare of the town they ought not to be slow in contributing in a substantial manner to the welfare of the Chronicle. We wish Bro. Smith all the success he is sure to have. There will be a meeting of the W. C. T. U. Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at their new room on Dodge street. The new officers for the ensuing year are: Mrs. Bajly president, Mrs. Pr. Barr vice-president, Mrs. M. A> Vincent secretary, Mrs. Dr. Bead corresponding secretary, Mrs. F. A. Jones treasurer. Executive committee— Mrs Gardner Cowles, Mrs. S. D, Hamilton Mrs. L. A. Sheetz, Mrs. C. &, Ingham Mrs. P. A. Smith. ~ The annual election of the school hoard took olace Monday evening. Secretary C. M, Doxsee and Treasurer John Reed were reelected for the ensuing year. The Secretary's report shows the enrollment for the past year to have been 562, and the average daily attendance 405. The average cost of tuition per pupil was reported at $1.88. Mr. John Bossinghamifor many years a keeper at the Joliet, Illinois, prison, was in the county visiting his brother, Wm. Bossingham, the first of the week. The writer acknowledges the gift of a very handsome paper weight made in the marble room of the prfson,of which Mr. Bossingham has charge. It is as elegant a piece of workmanship as we have seen. A fellow from Ramsay writes a letter to the Courier in which he says something about a cow, and the REPUMM- CAN and Mr. Dolliver, and declares that he is just as good a Republican as the editor of this paper, but is going to vote for low tariff and Mr. Russell just the same. The letter winds up with "Who is this Dolliver, the man who pretends to represent us in Congress? Echo answers, whoV" Bro. Ilinchon actually published the letter. Kossuth county has no reason to complain this year, and no mistake. While crops ar6 not as heavy as the county can and has produced, prices are remarkably good, and we have as good and better crops than almost any other section of the country. The nation's crops will be about TO.lper cent.of an average yield this year. Potatoes are almost a failure in some states. Farmers who have any to sell will do well to hold them. Stay by Kossuth county. The difficulty between the council and the water works men has been adjusted, and work will be commenced immediately, the plant to be completed and in operation by November 15th. Harrison & Hawley asked for an advance of 80 per cent, and tendered a Minnesota bond while the council objected to an advance of more than 60 per cent, and asked for Iowa bondsmen. The matter was compromised by the St. Paul firm agreeing to an advance of 50 per cent, and the council accepting Minnesota bondsmen. It will pay you to visit the Sioux City Corn Palace this year. Sioux City has a rushing class of people and whatever they undertake is sure to be a success. This year's corn palace promises to outrival them all. It will be twice as large as usual. The famous Military Band of Elgin, Illinois has been engaged. This is one of the finest musical organizations in America. There will be a thousand and one attractions any one of which will be worth a trip to Sioux City to see. Sioux City has the only elevated railway outside of New York. We acknowledge a pleasant call from Master Lee Palmer, of Buffalo township, who left on the noon train yester- lay for Council Bluffs, where he is attending the state institution for the leaf and dumb. He is an unusually night boy for his age and is actually letter educated than the average boy of his age in this country, and it seems hard that nature should have been so unkind to him. Right here we want to nention that we are proud of Iowa. No other state in the Union has done or is doing so much for its unfortunates. / A new Baptist association will be or- »anized in this city about October 14th, ,o be composed of some twenty churches in Kossuth and six adjoining coun- aes. This movement was made aclvis- ible by the rapid growth of the church- is, and on account of the great dis- jancc to be traveled in attending the innual meeting of the Upper Des Moines Association. The meeting for organization will continue for three lays, and will be of interest to the pubic in the discussions held, addresses and! sermons delivered. A fuller no- ice will be given later. California has just been celebrating ;he 40tli anniversary of her admission ntO'the Union as a state. Dr, Hudson was in San Francisco in 1850 and remembers the excitement of the clays of the Omnibus Act. At that time the shortest mail route to California from ;he Atlantic coast was by steamer to ;he Isthmus, across the Isthmus and by water again to San Francisco. It required from four to six weeks to make the trip, and it was nearly a month after the admission of California into the Union before the news was known at San Francisco. The Weather Crop Bulletin reports the mean temperature throughout the state to have been 10 degrees beloAV normal last week.' The week closed with a cold wave which brought with it a frostvextending throughout tlte state. Some corn was injured by the frost but by far the greater part of the ciop was out of danger. It is estimated that at least 80 per cent, of the corn- in this part of the state is fully matured. In the southern half of the state the crop is safe. Corn averages about 34 bushels per acre throughout the state, and the average yield of good merchantable cojm will be about 24 bushels per acre, which is about 80 per cent of an average crop. We were unable to get the returns of this year's school census from Mr. Matson last week before we went to press, but will publish a few items in this issue which will be of interest tothegen- ereal public. The census S!M>WS the total population of Algona to be 2074— 1025 males and 1040 females*—a surplus of 24 females.Between the ages of 5an« 21 there are 882 males and 402 females> a surplus of 40 females. Total between the ages of 5 and 21, 764, us against 7fi3 as shown by the census of last year The males have decreased 12 and the females increased 13 during the year There are in tho neighborhood of 80 children in town under 3 months old and the majority of them are in the third ward. An interesting and sip nincant fact. We published two weeks ago a lettei from Col. Comstock, of Spokane Falls who is well known in Algona and whose letter was no doubt of considerable in terest to those who read it. Anxious as ever for an excuse to pitch into th« REPUBLICAN, our cotemporary, the U D. M. has been trying to show that we are guilty of booming Spokane Falls to the detriment of Algona. We have no time to answer such a charge, espec tally, coming as it does from such i source, but we mention the matter be cause we wish to call attention to cer tain inconsistencies of the U. D. M- i we have actually injured AJgona bj publishing anything which in spy wa; et forth the advantages of another own. While hunting up an excuse to ay something mean about the RBPUIJ- jCAff the editor of the U. D. M. Was ,lso industriously writing articles tell- ng of the advantages of certain lo- al towns not a thousand miles from Algona. Perhaps he proceeded upon he theory that booming other towns in he county Would result indirectly in jreatlng a boom for Algeria by increas* ng his subscription list. The best way o get subscribers and subscribers that will stay by you Bro. Ingham, is to give people less soft soap and more news. A meeting of the Kossuth County Tanner's Alliance was held at the court louse last Saturday afternoon. Mr. W. T. Bourne, of Union township, pre- ided, and his son acted as secretary of he meeting. A constitution and by- awswere adopted, and the alliance placed upon the proper foundation to [o good service in the interests of the armer. It was decided to hold four egular meetings per year, and special aeetings at the discretion of the President. The idea of endorsing a third >arty movement on the part of the Aliance was not supported very enthusiastically, although it had a few advo- 3ates. A letter was read from the Sec- etary of the State Alliance, asking for in endorsement of the Conger Lard bill. Resolutions commending the measure and asking for its speedy pas- age in the Senate were adopted. Mr. i-Vm. Jolinson, of Cresco, the Alliance County Organizer, was present at this meeting and made some rather telling peeches. METHODIST DOINtiS. The fourth quarterly conference of .he M. E. church was held at the parsonage Monday evening, at which .here was a general summing up of the ear's work. The church now has a membership of 181. The finances are n good condition. The pastor's salary vill be raised in full, and in addition .hereto the following benevolent collec- aons had been taken: , ''or Missions §104 oo ^or Bishops 1400 Conference Claimants. ; -jo 00 Joavd of Oluircli Extension ]g DO Sunday School Union 300 Tract Society 300 freedmen's Aid and Southern Ed. So.... 14 oo Education i« 50 American liible Society goo Woman's Foreign Missionary Society..:. so 50 Vomnn's Home Missionary Society ... 81 03 Tor other purposes o oo Total $337 03 The following resolutions were pre- iented, unanimously adopted, and on motion a copy was ordered furnished ;he local papers for publication. Also ;hat a copy be placed in the bunds of Presiding Elder Pratt and that he use iis influence at Conference to secure lie return of Bro. Wlutfield to this iharge: Whereas, Rev. Wm. Wliitfield lias been the pastor of the M. E. church of AJgona the present conference year, illing the pulpit of the same with marked acceptability, preaching the iVord with earnestness, ability and lower, to the edification of all, partic- ilarly the elturch, developing thereby the gifts and graces'of the same, and Whereas, By his faithful prosecution of the arduous and all important part of the minister's work—pastoral visit- ng—caAying the message of mercy to tke sanctuary of the home, a work which if performed in the spirit of it, ;he pastor is ever honored of God and beloved of men, and Whereas, By the Divine blessing, And co-operation of the church, he has succeeded in liquidating the church debt, whereby we now have a house free t'.voin debt in which to worship, for which achievement we feel that an es- ?ecial cause for present and lasting thanksgiving, and for which we fervently "thawk God and take courage." Be it, therefore, Resolved, That for the fidelity of our beloved pastor to every interest of the church, whether temporal or spiritual, and also for the devotion of his estimable wife to the sacred calling of her Imsband, and her active participation in the social and religious work of the church, tliey have mutually endeared themselvesto us, and we hereby tender them our heartfelt gratitude with the fervent prayer that the abiding presence of the Master here, and the "well done" hereafter, may be their exceeding great reward. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Quarterly Conference.that the spiritual and material interests of the church will be subserved by the return of Bro. Whitfiekl to us the ensuing year, and we therefore respectfully and eaimestly solicit the same. « NORMAL NOTES. The- Normal School is progressing finely, the attendance being 52. The pupils like the new teachers very much. Prof. McCollum and family are domiciled in the house just vacated by Rev. Larson. Misses Tena Wallace and Florence Bair are preparing for college. Among the new arrivals are Misses Mina Steem and Mary Sather from Winnebago county, Minn., Mary Me Nelley and Bertha Bossing, from Bode, Clarence and Rbea Foley, from Benwick, AValter Bichmond, from Armstrong, and Herbert Bancroft, from Wesley, The Star Clipper, of Traer, lowti, announces that Hon. James Wilson will discontinue his contributions to the Register September 1st, and from that time onward will contribute from two to three columns per week to the Star Clipper- Both the Clipper and the far* mers of Tama county are to be congratulated. Mr. Wilson is one of the ablest agricultural writers in the west, and his contributions would enrich the columns of any paper.—Iowa Homestead. The Homestead tells only a part of the story. Mr. Wilson will contribute not only to the Star Clipper, but to the REPUBLICAN and to several other Iowa papers. The Homestead is quite right in saying that "Mr. Wilson is one of the ablest agricultural writers iu the west and his contributions would enrich the columns of any paper." „ Fred Willcon for «0i-. Hir Town

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