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«MIYAL and DEPARTURE of TRAINS, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE AND St. PAUL, Mo. No. No. No. No. No. No. No, No. No. 1 DassenRef 8:02 am s passenger 4:37 pm o freight 7 :15 a »n 13 way freight li:45am 5 freight 8:17 p m QOJNO BAST. 2 passenger 10 ;24 a m 4 passenger o-.sopm 10 way freight 12:t5 a in 14 freight, 2 :30 p m 8 freight 10 :B5 p in Chicago & Northwestern K'y. GOING KOBTH AND WEST. Freight accommodation n :55 a m Chicago Mall and Express 4 :05 p m GOING SOUTH AN1> KAST. Freight accommodation 7 :35 p m Chicago Mail and Express 12 :M p m Chicago passenger reaches Des Moines at 7p.m., Chicago fl:oO a. m., and Kansas City 9:30 a.m. Tickets for sale to nil points In the •Jnlted States and Canada, PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS DIRECTORY, B, J. DANSON. W. C. DANSON. DANSON BEOS., A TTOBNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. Office Over Oomstock's. B. F. REED, A TTOBNEY- A.T-LAW, Algptia, Iowa. Of- Uce in the Galbraith block, E. V. SWETTING. A TTORNEY-AT-LA.W, Algona. Iowa. f\ Money to loan, W. B. QUAKTON, A TTORNEY AT LAW. OiUce over Kossuth Couuty Bank. JAS. BARR, M. D., P HYSICIAN and SURGEON, ALGONA, IOWA. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., ~~ P HYSICIAN and SUUOEON. Office next door to Ford's Warehouse, Algona, Iowa. W. E. H. MOK8F.. J. M. 1'KIDE. MORSE & PRIDE. ALGONA, IOWA. G. T. WEST, M. D., P HYSICIAN ar.d SURGEON, Algona, Iowa, Office in the Republican building. DR. L A. SHEETZ, Druggist & Stationer. Prescriptions filled. Deals In paints, oils, books, perfumeries, etc. Comer of State and Thorington streets Alfiona.Icwa. T. J. FELLING, M. D. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Consultation J. lu English and German. Office and residence over Goetch's store, Wlilttemore, Iowa. E. E. Sayers, D. V. M., Veterinary Physician i Snrgeon BP*~Offlce west of the Thorington 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, ALGOHA. — IOWA. A. D. CLARKE & CO. FARM LOANS. ABSTRACTS. $1,000 Address : Can be made iu c months selling Tuiilsou's Atlases, Charts uiHl Wall Maps. Particulars free. H. C TUHISON, Chicago, His, 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 a general 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 11. SMITH, Cashier, Directions—W. H. Ingham,,Jno. G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrisehilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. \V. AVadsworth. Baruet Devine. K IDU'S GEKM EKA.D1CATOR-Positively cures all diseases, because it kills the germs, microbes, and all animalculue (in the human system). The air inhaled, water drank, vegetables and fruit eaten, are teeming with these to the naked eye imperceptible littleworms.known py the above names, causing catarrh, consumption, diabetes. Bright's disease, cancers.tumors. and all so-called incurable diseases. (Never known to fail to cure consumption, catarrh.kid- uey troubles, syphilis.) Retailed in S2.S3.S5 sizes sent anywhere on rect, of price, or C.O.D. if desired. The Am. Pill & Med. Co, royalty prop's, Spencer, Clay Co. fa. Sold wholesale and retail in Algoua by Dr. Sheet/., druggist. 20-fl-yr We would call attention to the fact that we are located here permanently, for the manufacture aud sale of cemetery work in Marble, Grauitu and Stone. We now have and intend to keep iu stock a fair line of finished Monu- jjieuts, Headstones, etc., and will guarantee all work£o be .equal to the best. We are the only manufacturers of cemetery work iu Kos- BUth C'o. Therefore,please uivu us a call before placing your order and be convinced that by lair and Honorable dealing, wo are worthy your patronage. ALGONA MARBLE WORKS, SHELLEY * HALL, Proprietors, East S;ate St., Algoua, Iowa. AL<JO«TA, IOWA, Attotnta-19* 1891. KOSSUTH CO. MARKETS. To Correspondents: Bfe careful to quote the prices actually paid the day the report is made. AtdONA. Oats $ .25 Corn 40 Eggs 11 Butter 15 Cattle. $2.00 @ $4.00 Hogs 4.50 Wheat 80 Barley 50 Flax 90 Potatoes New .76 WH1TTEMOBE. (No change reported since last week.) Oats 40 Corn 50 Eggs 11 Butter 18 Cattle $8.50 @ $4.00 Hogs $4.25 Wheat 80 Barley 50 Flax 1.00 Hay, loose .. $6.00 AVEStEY. Oats $ .2f» Corn 40 Eggs 12 Butter 12 Cattle 4.50 Hogs 4.60 Wheat 80 Barley 40 Flax 85 Timothy ....1.00 Hay, .baled hay on track 0.00 tEDYARI). (No change reported since hist week.) Butter 10 Eggs 11 Oats .36 Corn 40 Potatoes 75 Wheat 90 @ .94 Hogs.. .$3.75 @ 8.80 Wild hay 6.00 BAXCKOFT. Oats $ .20@22 Corn $ .45 Eggs 12 Butter 15 Cattle 1.75 Hogs.. 4.00(3)4.50 Flax 90@1.00 Bfirley ... ,30@40 Hay 4.00 Wheat 75(R>80 Potatoes 60 Timothy f.OO LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. Bead Jim. Taylors ad. again this week. A. C. Cady, of Burt, was a city visitor last Thursday. Mrs. J. D. Mitchell returned home from Forest City Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bobinson, of Britt, visited in Algona over Sunday. Mrs. Wes Bobison, of Bancroft, visited Algona friends the first of the week. Dr. W. E. II. Morse spent last Sunday in Des Moines where his parents reside. Gardner Cowles and wife returned from their trip to Duluth last Saturday evening. Miss Cora Ilibbard entertained a number of friends at tea last Tuesday evening. Miss Jennie and Mr. George Bailey gave u reception to their friends last evening. A boy of standard weight arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Boswall Monday. Will Hough left the first of the week for Cylinder, where lie takes charge of a grain elevator. Jones he pays the express charges. He has a mammoth stock of machinery at the Wigwam. Mrs. Rev. Black and father and mother returned from their sojourn at Clear Lake Saturday. Chas. Bos well applied a fresh coat of paint to the front of A. P. Hall's restaurant last week. New wheat is coming in and the millers say it is good—about as near perfection as it can be. Mrs. A. D. Brunei- and mother left yesterday for a visit among relatives at Des Moines and Dexter. West Bend Journal: Erank Potter has so far recovered from his recent illness as to be able to be out once more Mrs. Geo. Minkler returned Friday evening from a visit of several weeks at her old home in Bloomington, Illinois. Amy Peugnet is visitinp his old home in New York State. lie writes home that he will visit Montreal before returning. Dr, Morse reports that the daughter of Anton Bohn, who was very low last week with typhoid fever, is much improved and will recover. Geo. II. Peters was down from Bancroft Saturday to attend to some grade letting. Mr. Peters expects to go to Colorado to spend the winter. The BEPUHLICAK quoted the selling price of Marsh Stephens' farm last week at $50. It was a typographical error and should have read $20. John Slade, brother of Dick Slade, has been promoted to passenger conductor. He runs on the Northwestern line from Eagle Grove to Elmore. Bev. Walter Walker and wife accompanied by Will Walker, came in from the east Thursday evening. Borne arrived with his bride Friday morning. They have been busy over at Jim Taylor's for the last two or three days unpacking big boxes of goods which Jim intends to put on his counters at bargain prices. Lars Lorensen, who is working for Frank Winkel, carried his arm in a sling a few days last week, the result of a cut on the thumb received at the slaughter house. There will be a meeting of the W II. M. S. at Mrs. Whitfields, Thursday afternoon. It is requested that all haying mite boxes bring them in on or before the meeting. Exchanges are commenting favorably upon our proposed change to an all home print paper. The change will be manifestly for the betterment of the BEPUULICAN. Mrs. Wolfe gave a recitation last Thursday evening at the State Sunday school Assembly at Iowa Falls. The Citizen observes that Mrs. Wolfe is an elocutionist of rare powers. Volume 1 No. 1 of the Dows Begis- ter, calls in to see us this week. It is a neat little 5 column quarto, with C. E. Nevin as editor. We bid the little stranger a hearty welcome. Bert Barr failed to pass the physical examination at West Point and we understand that his alternate has decided not to make the trial. This will cessitate another examination. ue- . Dr. McCorfflack Monday. tfras In town .Tohn Grove was a Bttfictoft visitor Monday. Frank Slade has beett elacted principal of the Wesley schools, ' A daughter was bora to M. D. L Parsons and wife last Saturday night. The Misses Josie and Jennie Pettibone are now in Minneapolis visiting with Mrs. C. W. Waldo. V181WU K News came this morning that Jacob Wright, who lives two miles west of Wesley, died last night. Miss Anna Ingham leaves today for Omaha on a visit to her sister, and will go from there direct to Chicago. A. L. Bist leaves next Saturday for a weeks visit and busihess at Waverly. His dental rooms will be closed during his absence. A Storm Lake man calls his neighbor a bald headed jackal." This beats the way editors talk about each other occasionally. We can give club rates for the BE- PUBLICAN in connection with most of the leading papers. Subscribe through us and save money. A special meeting of the City Council was held last, evening, but nothing of more importance transacted than the allowing of a few bills. ABussian Tea and Literary program will be given at the Congregational Church a week from tomorrow evening, for benefit of reading room. Program next week. The Loyalist Society of the Baptist church will give an ice cream social at the residence of W. F. Hofius, three miles north of town,on Thursday evening, Aug. 20th. All invited. The ladies of the Congregational Society will give a "Daisy -Tea" in the church parlors Thursday, Aug. 20. Waiters in costume, Tea served from 6 until 8 o'clock. Every one come. C. H. Peters and family, of Mt. Pleasant, stopped a few days last week with E. G. Bowyer. They were on an overland trip to Spirit Lake, where they will camp out for a season. Capt. Cooke returned from his vaca- cation trip Friday evening. He reports a pleasant time. He attended the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias at Sioux City during his absence. What is the use of writing an editorial on the McKinley bill as affecting the price of woolen goods, when a tailor like O. L. Foss will give such an ad. as he has in this week's BKPUU- LICAN. Miss Milla Erickson, of Chicago, is spending a few weeks visiting her brother, A. Erickson, the manager of the Queal lumber yard. Mr. Erickson's daughter Anna, is also at home on a visit. II. A. Paine has completed his new hay barn at the Northwestern depot and has pressed one car of hay in it. He reports the hay business good and the local price for loose hay at $3.50 and §4 per ton. Wilfred Jones is making an extended visit in the east. One of the features of his trip was a ride down the St. Lawrence river and around to Boston by steamer. He will be home the last of this month. P. L. Slagle arrived home from Detroit and his visit at his old home last Wednesday. During his absence the harness shop was managed by Wally, Avho, by the way, is getting to be quite an expert with the needle. The stove front of F. W. Dingley was artistically draped in crape Thursday morning, leading many to inquire who was dead in the Dingley family. But it turned out to be only a joke that the boys were playing on Frank. At present there is not an all home print country paper, in all Northern Iowa. They all use the ready made insides. The BEPUDLICAN will be an all home print paper after Sept. 1st. Bead the BEPUBLICAIT hereafter. Bev. Geo. II. Kennedy of Eagle Grove who was appointed to fill Bev. Phil Ilanna's place as pastor of the Methodist Church at that place will preach here Sunday morning and evening, exchanging with Bev. Whitfield. We expect to publish a special edition of the Bancroft News next week and our scheme has met with a most liberal endorsement from the business men of Bancroft. They regard the News as a valuable advertising medium. Bey. Borne Walker preached in the Baptist church last Sunday morning according to announcement, and Walter preached in the Congregational church Sunday evening, the other phurches adjourning services for a union meeting. One Algona man has been kind enough to say, that in view oj( the various changes in the BEPUULJCHN. accomplished and contemplated, he would not be greatly surprised if the next thing we would be running a daily paper. i If you want anything particularly nice in the line of programs .jor wedding stationery come in and look over our samples and we will order especially for you, and you will then be sure to get something exactly suited to your taste. ' We would call the attention of all young people interested in a, college education, to the advertisement of Cornell College which appears in, this issue. No institution in the wast offers better advantages than Cornel. Send for a catalogue. : Mr. Frank M. Stacy and M£ss Ambrosine Nelson were married l^st Wednesday and have gone on a wedding tour to Dubuque. Frank is jndustri- ous aud is deserving of the good wife he has won. We wish theyouijg couple a rose-paved pathway through life. The Courier of last \veek accuses the BEPUBLICAN of being "inacurate" and spells inaccurate with one "c." Anyone is liable to make a mistake occasionally, excepting the Courier. We set up no claim for infallibility alongside of our Pharisaical contemporary. Eugene Tellier has been circulating a paper among the Bepublioans of the First ward and getting the names qf $U who were favorable to the organization " ' ~ ~ ,*9 WSRHfl *£. u v • • of a ward Bamtblfoatt Club. tettievrod by the Bfifrtrafci mMtfOi.tuaa&te iuitrantee the or- gatuaatlon of the cmb. »»"/:"*T* ^MHb *8tarfted from .uas Mpihes last Friday Where he has been taking a course in .benmaflship at the Iowa Business College. He is now working for his father in the Becord* er's office. John Ray goes to Texas in the Course of a few days, where he has a job as blacksmith to the steam plow that operated north of Ledyard this summer. He will remain in Texas indeflnately. The plow was shipped last Saturday, Our Wesley correspondent makes sundry observations this week upon the bent of the press towards sensationalism, that are quite well taken, our correspondent believes in telling of the good and creditable things that have happened, and has, we think, the correct theory of running a newspaper. Mrs. Lucy Bigelow writes a long letter to her daughter, Rena, in Algona. telling of an overland journey of 100 miles from SanJacinto to SanDiego Gal., which she recently made in company with Mrs. A. Hough and other relatives. The letter, though very interesting, is too lengthy to be given in A Waterloo Special to the daily papers reports that a party of pearl fishers from Wisconsin have been engaged for the past three weeks in searching for pearls in the clams of the Cedar River, They found in that time about $400 worth of pearls having sacrificed m the search about 150,000 clams. 7, 000 clatos were opened before they found a single pearl. Mr. John Chapin, of Humboldt, informs us that the item in last week's paper taken from the Marshalltown Times-Republican reporting the death of old Mr. Shellenberger was incorrect to the extent that Mr. Shellenberger is still alive. He was taken suddenly ill Sunday while leading his class and his life for a time was despaired of. At last reports he was a great deal better. R. J. Hunt announces in this issue that he is in the field for the nomination for the office of sheriff on the Republican ticket. Mr. Hunt is a lately retired fanner, and one of the best men in the county. Should he succeed in securing the nomination he will most certainly be elected as he has a host of friends in the county who are anxious for a chance to work for him. J. K. Fill & Son are still to be found at their old stand and are doing a large business, as they always have done for the past twenty-five years. In fact Oliver says they have done more busi- dnring the past month of July and so far in the present month than they ever done before in the same months. They have as large and as choice a line of sample goods for their patrons to choose from as any merchant tailor in the county. See their ad. in this edition. • Miss Emma Cordingly, who has been visiting in the family of Wm. Cordingly the past year or so, left for her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, last Thursday evening. Miss Cordingly has made a host of friends during her stay in Algona, who sincerely regret her departure. Miss Essie Cordingly went home with her and will stay about two months. The same evening Mrs. G. L. Galbraith left on a two months visit to Delevan, Wisconsin. The whole party will stop for a few days in Janesville. A stranger in Algona last week,after looking- over the town, came to the conclusion that Algona was one of the prettiest located towns in this part of the country. He praised the fine residences, business houses, etc., butfound one cause for complaint, and that was the enormous crop of weeds that grow on every vacant lot and border the sidewalks in so many parts of town. We respectfully refer this hint to the city council. And that ordinance about trimming up shade trees needs a little enforcement, too. A general shaking up has taken place around the REPUBLICAN office within the last week. The little office room formerly opcupied by Dr. West has been converted into a sanctum where we may be found at all times ready to accommodate the man who wants to pay up his subscription or lick the editor. The large room in front formerly used as an office has been turned into a composing room and is exceedingly well adapted to the purpose. We are getting squared around in shape to do business. Since the King episode everyone ought to be interested in "Imperial Millions" the serial story now running in the REPUBLICAN.. The plot turns upon the use of hypnotism in furthering schemes of villainy. The story is by Hawthorne and is of close interest. We do not pretend to say that Mr. King was really hypnotized. It is his theory however, that some mysterious influence was exerted upon him and be his theory correct or otherwise, the possible use of such an agencey is a fact and is well illustrated in the story The past two or three years have seen a marked improvement in the quality and style of Bill Nye's writings. They have lost to a great degree the suggestion of coarseness that formerly characterized them and now reflect the finer and keener elements of humor. As a humorist Bill Nye is to day more popular and more widely read than any other one of his American contemporaries. He is justly entitled to his popularity. The Nye letters will be a regular feature of the REPUBLICAN after it becomes an all home print paper. If you commence to read them you will read them regularly, The small boy and the matches came very near giving H. A. Paine's new hay barn, at the Northwestern depot, a baptism of fire Sunday evening. It seems that a little boy of Herman Schult was playing with matches by the side of the baru and had set fire to the hay outside, which communicated under the boards to the hay on the inside. Perry St. John was the first man on the spot and when he arrived the blaze was just creeping up through ten feet of hay. He immediately oegan stamping the hay down and thus smothered the fire till it could be extinguished. The fire bell was rune and a large crowd was sooa at the place. No great damage wa# done to tae hay or bam. . Not long a#6 We Deceived a letter from a young betiedicfc containing tf notice of nfs weddifig* The letter enA cldsed a vety acceptable dpllftr bill as a present) which surprised us to the degree that We have felt ever since like saying something about it. Trie idea of making the editor a little present for Writing up the wedding, after settling with the minister, has never before been known to strike the cerebrum of an Algona bridegroom. The average bride groom is mad if he doesn T t get a notice at all, and swears at the editor if he fails to get one that just exactly suits him, The minister jets a ten dollar bill and Is allowed to iiss the bride, while the editor gets a piece of cake—if he is lucky enough ;o get an invitation to the wedding— and a cussing. Now, space in a newspaper is worth something: For every stick of type that is set up the editor has to go down in his jeans and hunt around for some cold money. In some places it is customary for newspapers ;o charge for church announcements- wedding notices and obituaries, but in a town like Algona where such things are always published free of charge it is a very nice thing to do to remember e editor with a little "tip" when you get married. This will insure a satisfactory write up and will give you an ample guarantee that the editor will keep very quiet about it when the time comes to set the divorce mill a grinding. Plenty of Water—The Well stands a Satisfactory Test. The well is now all right. The work of putting down a screen point at the bottom of the six inch pipe which had been driven through the sand to the gravel bed at the bottom of the well, was completed Monday and the pumps started with very satisfactory results; The well yielding a steady flow of about 70 gallons per minute. This gives«us a good well and if the present supply does not fail, water enough for any probable emergency. •-*••_< Womaus Day at the State Fair. Wednesday, Sept. 2d, has been chosen as Woman's Day at the State Fair. Mrs. Mary J. Coggeshall, of Des Moines, president of the Iowa Womans Suffrage Association, writes, "the Agricultural Society has kindly tendered the use of its own shaded grounds for the occasion. Mrs. Carrie Jane Cheepman will come from Seattle, Washington, and speak at ten a. m. She is one of Iowa's most gifted daughters, is fairly abreast of the political and social reforms of the day, with a voice well adapted to out door speaking. President Head and Sec. Shaffer of the State Agricultural Society have kindly consented that the women of Iowa shall be given one day at the State Fair." Married. Stacy—Nelson—In Irvington township, at the residence of Mr. T. D. Stacy, Aug. 12,1891, by the Bev. Win. Whitfield, Mr. Frank Stacy and Am- brosena Nelson, daughter of Wm. Nelson of Bingsted, Emmet county, Iowa. No cards were issued. Demorcst Medal Contest. At the annual state W. C. T. U.meet- ing which will be held in Des Moines October 6th to 8th, it is expected to hold a grand gold medal contest,. All counties in the state, where Demorest medal contests have been held, are invited to participate. Any contestant who holds a silver medal is entitled to enter as one of the contestants in this grand gold medal contest. State W. C. T. U. The state W. C. T. U. of Iowa will have a hall in readiness on the State Fair grounds at the time of the coming Fair. It is proposed to build a hall that will seat from three to five hundred. Some exercises will be planned which will be of interest each day during the Fair, which will commence August 28th. Mrs. Marion II. Dunham, of Burlington, and Mrs. W. E Hinman, of Iowa City, state W. C. T U. officials,kindly invite all the friends of temperance to visit the W. C. T. U. hall on the Fair grounds. First Ward Eepublicans. The Bepublicans of the first ward will meet at the Ben Beed building next Thursday evening at eight o'clock for the purpose of organizing a Bepub- lican club. All interested in the interests of the Bepublican party come out. GAUDNMII COWLKS, Chm. v 1 W t--« NOTICE TO SETTLE. All parties knowing themselves indebt ed to the firm of Starr & Hallock are re quested to call at BEPUBLICAN office and make immediate settlement by cash or note. WILLIS HALLOCK, Collector. Rare bargains for you at "KJsts' Kacket. It is quite the fashion now to take De Witt's Little Early Bisers for liver, stomach and bowel disorders. They are small pills but mighty good ones. At Sheetz' The Sweets is an, unflavored' and free smoker. Call at Ladendorff's. Catarrh, neuralgia rheumatism aud mos' diseases originate from impure blood Cleanse it, improve it, purify it with De Witt's Sarsaparilla and health is restored strength regained. Sold by Sheetz. Smoke the Sweets. For sale at Laden dorif's. Constipation, blood-poison, fever! Doc tor's bills and funeral expenses cost abou two hundred dollars; PeWitfe lattli Early Risers cost a, quarter. Take you; choice. tJold by Dr. Sheetz. If you want an unflavored cigar, «mpk< -' PtOT DEEMS, A ifeteettaK oft th« Trail of the King Cott- fldence Meli; •They fcobbetl a HtlMWHH J ot 113,500, » Revelations About the two Men, They J&elong to n ttftt»$ of Jfoted 81iari»- efs. yt\6 Iteoortt of the Wang ft» ; , the l»a»t TWO Years, Sunday morning Detective John Nor•is, the head of the Norrlg Detective Agency of Springfield, Ohio, arrived itt gonaon the freight from the east and looking up Sheriff Stephens inquired for "Judge" Spencer and Wm, Clark, the two Bunco men, who were eleased from jail a week ago yesterday morning. From Mr. Norris it was earned that the men are two of the most notorious sharpers and bunko teerers in all the country, and that hey are wanted on account of several deals similar to the King affair. Their atest raise before coming to Algona was made down at Plattsburg, Missou- i, where they held up a man with drawn revolvers for $3,600. The citizens of Plattsburg organized a vigl- ance committee and employed Mr. Norris, who was put on the track of he men by a special about the King affair in one of the daily papers. Suspecting that Spencer and Clark, who vent by,the names of E. G. Sparks and Wm. Hass down in Missouri, were the men he wanted he left for Algona immediately, bringing with him photographs of the men and samples of their landwriting. Sheriff Stephens had cut the signatures of the two men from the •egister at the Thorington and their dentity was settled beyond a doubt when the several specimens of handwriting were compared and the photo- jraphs produced. Mr. Norris l«ft on ;he late train Sunday night for Chicago and has all confidence in securing his nen as he is personally-acquainted with joth men, h {W iug made their arrest about two years ago in Wisconsin, and snows just about where to find them if ;hey are still in Chicago. "Judge" Spencer is one of the most noted men in the great army of confidence men and Bunco steerers that make Chicago their headquartirs. Two years ago while resisting arrest in Quincy, 111., lie was shot and seriously wounded. After being hit he shot and killed the chief of police. He was tried for murder but was cleared by a shrewd lawyer on the plea of self defense. Sheriff Stephens failed to learn the real names of the men but they make two of the following gang of Chicago sharpers whose names are given in a circular handed to Sheriff Stephens by Mr. Norris: Tone O'Brien, Geo. W. Post, Lou Ludlum, Red Adams, Frank Smith,, Pete Conlisk, Ed Ray, Dan Scribner, John Blackwell, John Green and Charley Linnell. The following is a list of the operations which the above named fellows are known to have committed, taken from the circular mentioned. We publish the list to give our readers an idea of the extent upon which the gang are doing business: Tas. McCtillongh, Pittsburg, Pa $10,000 lohn K. Lommon, Plttsburg, Pa 10,000 Jos. Shannon, Beaver Falls, Pa 9,000 ,Tos. Thompson, Hillsdale, Mich 2,050 Wm. MoClfntock, Columbus, lud B.OOO Clark Adams. Covington, O 5,500 Hamilton Hell. Omaha, Neb 5,000 Wilson Andover, Salem, Mass 5,ooo TuleyHerzog, New Albany, lud....:.. .. 2,000 Sanford Snedekcr, Battle Cieek, Mien... 5,000 David Gilson, London, Pa • • • 2,ooo John Rockafeller, South Bend, Ind 2,000 Willis Hoffman, Fan-Held, Iowa ^242 George Reed, Greene, Iowa 1,000 Eloi Marsatli, Kaukakee, III ],500 James A. Badeau, Kingston, N. Y 3,500 James Maguire, Lima, U s.ooo Tlios. Stewart. New Martin.sville, O 1,000 Thos.Oarnes.La Harpe.Ind 3,000 Alonzo See, Asbury Park, N. J 5,000 Luke Palmer; Hurlington, Iowa.< 5,ooo Vincent Klchardson. Jacksonville, 111 7.000 Sidney J. Ward, Circleville, O 5,000 Fred GlelJn.Streator, 111 5.000 Win. Speers. Columbia City, Ind 1,500 Sam'l Coitman, Washington C. H,, O o.ooo Wm, Ordway, Concord, N. H D.EOO Win. Jones, Londenville. O— 2,800 Jacob Sellers, Surlnglleld, 111 1,500 Wm. McKellops, Lansing, Mich 7,000 Win. 'fralford, Mt. Vernou, Ind 5,ooo B, 11. George, Carthago, Mo 2,500 Jos. Selby, New Lexington, O 1,100 Jacob Abdell. Danville, 111 2,500 Philip Rife. Clyde, 0 2,500 Daniel Dawley, Green Springs, O 1,000 Henry Harryman, Sharon, O 2,500 Wm. fiatofl, Jell'ersonvlllp, Ind 2,500 Clias. Wright, Sycamore, 111 fi.ooo James Balrd, Wooster, o 3,000 George Schwartz, Amity, Pa 5,000 Abel McDuff, Kalamazoo, Mich 1,200 Fountain Land, Nicholasvllle, Ky 0,000 Win. Kelsey, Lyons, N. Y 3,000 Kdw. Van Sickle, Dcekertown, N,J 3,400 A. C. Barrow, Winchester, Ky 4,800 Win. Keudig, Gettysburg, Pa 3,000 The Weather and Crops. Keport for last week. The daily average temperature throughout the State was from one to two degrees above normal, the first half of the week being considerable warmer than the latter half. Sunshine was quite variable, but generally about an average obtained. On the 9th a heavy wind and rain storm, originating iia Ringgold or Decatur county, swept through the S. C. and S. E. districts to the Mississippi river and beyond, the general direction being a little north of east. The width of the belt of disturbance at its inception was fifteen to twenty miles; and it was fully fifty miles wide when it reached the river. It was a wind-squall of unprecedented force (not a tornado or "cyclone," as reported) and the damage to growing crops, stacks and shocks of grain and hay, buildings and fruit was very heavy in the aggr egate though the first reports were probably exaggerated. On the 13th a belt of hail passed through O'Brien and Decatur counties, causing heavy damage, estimated by one observer at a half million dollars. On the whole the week has been favorable to corn, which is making satisfactory progress toward maturity, In many sections it has attained a phenomenal size, and with favorable conditions a fair crop will be secured. In some localities grain in stacks and shocks has been sprouted by excess of moisture. Watertowu Hoots a,na Slices. I have just received an invoice of the above make, consisting of Kangaroo. Calf and Dotigola Kid, both for ladies' aud geutlemea's wear. Having had 25 years experience in the manufacture of boots and shoes I can with confidence assure my patrons that for quality of material and style of flaish these goods have no superior ia our market. Prices to suit, the

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