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Algona, Iowa
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THE OTMK DE8 t • • -i - — ...... IOWA, WM5M1SDAY, BIO, 10 ' 1890, .. --------- ..^.L^_^ — . m ___^ ------ ....... V. Jjr . J - iV/ * •'•^f ™ " Upper Des filf UffOSAM & WAB&EN. held his ground during i'-tiie week ftnd by refusing to put any ' Motions save those favoring himself has 1/irlVert the'other Irish leaders to with- difaw, Fi% have chosen flHistih Me- 1 Oaf thy leaflet 1 ., while thirty-one remain with Paraeil. Ireland is itt a state of L <SXoitement, and both.sides are preparing'" for a spirited canvas. The Catholic fchufeh has spoken against Parnell, and etery prominent leader Is against him, • Kfld yet his hold is BO.strong that it is 'fiofc certain that he cannot get a popular ; endorsement. Gladstone refused to joave any .communication with the Irish ' jpttfty until farnell was deposed, and ( 'whett ho heard that tho other members had broken away exclaimed, " Thank God, home rule is saved." Gladstone : will now act with McCarthy. Ret. Ida Hultih and others. Mf 6. L. B. Bead of Algona was elected a member of the executive board, and two of the resolutions adopted read: "That we urge the women of Iowa to make an effort to place women npon all the school boards of the State. That we work for the nomination and election of members of the next legislature who are favorable to municipal and school suffrage for women." Both of these resolutions are praise- Worthy and should meet ho opposition, Wherever they have boon carried out they havo resulted well A GOOD VOTE. Congressman Dollitvor cast a good vote when ho enrolled :hie name against itho international copyright bill. The country .could much better afford to limit the copyright monopoly within its OWn borders than extend It to international limits by such a law. The time has como to look at tho facts and recognize that our patent and copyright laws aro at <tho bottom of many of the most notorious monopolies which Infest trade; while thoir effect in stimulating invention and literary iproduction may well bo questioned. Tho professional classes havo generally tabooed patents, •and yet in tho past generation what discoveries compare in importance with , those mode In medical science, and inhere has invention been more manifest than in new surgical appliances? . A few years ago Pasteur made freo a cure for rabies. Now Prof. Koch makes ' free a cure for consumption, and yet more marvelous discoveries -are promised. What has the commercial world with all tho aid of a paternal government to show in comparison? Patents ( may encourage invention, but it is at SEtfATOtt AlAlSOtf'S VIEWS. J. Fred Myers sends, from Washing* ton a statement about Senator Allison's attitude on the tariff which makes the senator practically admit that the recent election Was due in Its results to McKinleyism. Mr. Myers, who Is a rigid protectionist, .says: "Wo may as well say it now, when it can do no harm, that no man in tho senate, who actually as a party measure supported the McKlnley tariff act, voted for it with greater reluctance than Senator Allison. Ho advised with his friends whether he ought to accept tho offer of his colleagues to take charge of tho bill, but concluded that there were so many things in it he could not defend, that ho declined. Ho started out with tho fundamental idea that what the country expected Was a reduction, and not an increase in any tax j and while the changes in manufactures, etc., might impose excep *UUUU*»1>UU1.UO, U1A/., UllgllU lUlfJUBU QXCCP tions, there should bo few, and they rest on very strong arguments. Had tho tariff been revised in this spirit, a different verdict might havo resulted. No man felt the thick-coming danger more keenly than Senator Allison." When Senator Allison is made to say that with a different tariff tho election results would havo been different, he endorses what all low tariff papers claimed from tho start. His deliberately expressed opinion now when all the results of the vote are known ought to stop any further question of tho sincerity of the low tariff press. IN THIS NEIOSBOESOOD, Fort Dodge is to have a trotting meeting next June, with $5,000 purses. The district lodge of Good Tempkfs wffl hold a session at Britt, Deo. It and 18. Our old school teacher, Miss Willey that was, is still in poor health. The Humboldt Independent notes her recent illness. Farmer Coffin's sale of cattle was Hot so very large after ail. The total sales amounted to about $8,000, and two-thirds of his cattle are on hand. A Livermoi'e paper says P. R. Crose after December i will be at the old stand scraping faces and talking as none but barbers ever learned to do. The Corwith Crescent has just Issued from its office a 12 page book, being the minutes, etc., of tho Baptist association that met in AlgOna Oct. 14-16. Webster City has had a local prize fight. The results according to the Freeman were the mastication of a proboscis, a bruised cornea, and a badly swollen auricle. Fort Dodgo has decided to maintain a free public library. The. association of that city turns over its library to the city, and tho city levies a one mill tax to support it. The association still manages the letting Guthrie, and claim Ihft same by feasofi of said occupancy. All pefsOfiB afe warned of purchasing afly paffc of said lot. John Kedash.'' There are five banks in Guthrie, and three of them 6,te said to be doing a good business. One that especially attracted iny notice seemed to be itt the law business, as It had 69 attachment notices ofnamenting its front door, and one notice of a turkey thanksj' ' dinner tied to the door knob. Tfr notice seemed to be a little out of mony with its surroundings, but Without asking any questions I concluded that this applied to the officer who had the missing funds, as It was said he had left for parts unknown; The fact that there are three breweries and the principal business cortier was fortified with a three-ply row of beer kegs covering half of the sidewalk, I also came to the conclusion without , least remarkable that the honors today should fall to discoverers who refuse pecuniary reward, whilo the most con- spiclous effect of our law is to shield immense monopolies like the aiowly organized binding machine itoust. Excepting only Edison it would !be difficult to name tho genius of the first rank who has lately been benoSttod 'Or encouraged by patents. The history of invention is largely a history >of.struggle and privation of genius. Tho great discovers havo received little financial benefit, and asked but little. Our pat~- ents have usually encouraged <only the .Selfish ignorance which lies In wait for the genius of tho inventor, amd then robs the beneficiaries of the invention. .Mark Twain's Yankee in King Arthur's Court proposed patents as the basis law Of his reformed legislation and expressed thereby a favorite American idea. t 'JBiit it may well bo questioned whether this form of state interference has accomplished tho beneficial results attributed to it, whilo of its enormous aid to extortionate conspiracies there is no doubt. What is true of patents is true of copyright. An inter-national copyright simply puts power in the iliands of a few to levy tribute on the When Tillman, tho new governor of South Carolina, says it is not true that "all men aro created equal," and that Jefferson was a humbug, and when ho goes on to say that it is for tho whites to say how far it is safe to lot the blacks take part in politics, wo half believe that tho election law and military rule are right. Tillman in his inaugural address was brutally blunt in his acknowledgment that tho blacks were to he kept under in any event, law or no law. We should liko to see Tillman and his ilk carefully pinioned and raw-hided by the darkies. E. D. Chassel is back at work on the Lo Mars Sedtinel, and is doing hard work for Hon. I, S. Strublo for judge to susceed Judge Shlras. Tho papers of Iowa of books, etc. The example of the Burlington road at Garner is respectfully referred to our Northwestern officials. The Signal says! The mixed passenger and freight train on the B. C. R. & N. is a thing of tho past. Feeling that the wants of the people demand it and in answer to their prayers and wishes—taking effect Nov. 23, 1890—tho B. C. R. & N. railway put on a regular passenger train. No little credit is due Agont Cawthorn in bringing this about, and he has the assurance that if the patrons of the road show'their appreciation it will remain. Railroad rumors are again rife. It is reported now that theBelmond road will be extended to Sioux City. Also that the Burlington road will start from Goldfleld for Sioux City. The Clarion paper says: To give future color to this last rumor, we have understood that the B. C. R. & N. folks have purchased 40 acres of land at Goldfleld on which to erect turn tables, machine shops, and like accessories of an aggressive campaign, .but we are not at present able to corroborate the statement. Sometime a road is going through to Sioux City north of the Illinois Central. It should bo the Duluth road which has been voyed through Kossuth. asking any questions, that Guthrie was not a prohibition town. Then, when I Went across the line intoChlckasawNa' tion and found a flourishing town of 8,000 people without a saloon and no drink* ing, I concluded that Uncle Sam not only believes in but fully enforces prohibition, and that "too, among a rough frontier people who probably never heard a prohibition speech. So it may not after all be a question of moral sentiment so much as a stringent law well executed that restrains evil doers. Another prohibition fact that was new as well as surprising to me was that the Indian government, separate and apart from tho United States government, has enacted and is enforcing a law against the liquor traffic. If the half- civilized Indian can see the need of a prohibitory liquor law it seems a sad commentary on any civilized community that they should be less enlightened. Of course these observations do not apply to Iowa, but rather to the Texans and Californians and such people. Oklahoma as a whole seems to be a very fine place, and for one who likes this kind of a country, this is just the kind of a country he would like. C. P. DORLAND. IT WAS A TIE VOTE. How Close Algona Cniue Again Honored. to Being sur- are joining in a hearty endorsement, which foreshadows success. Lafe Young is for putting the state university into strait-Jackets because ho thinks it is turning out mugwumps. "Tho lato election," says Carl Snyder, "did at least this; it ended forever tho dominance of the east in tho republican party. Before another republican reassembles, tho reapportionment of political power will have been made and tee rule of tho oast will bo at an end. Tho west, that is to say tho middle section of this country lying between the Rockies and Alleghanies will hold tho balance of power, will control legislation and dictate policies, will mould tho future and the fortunes of the republic." THE OKLAHOMA COUNTRY. llow It Looks to a Former Algonlan —In Some Respects It Is Good- Some Prohibition Notes. * OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, Thanksgiving day, 1890.—Special correspondence: In wandering up and down the face of the earth many and various phases of human existence present themselves av. r. .. <many, and its only object is to protect a \ ibook-makers' trust, to increase tho cost ; of books to tho poor, to still further intensify the feeling that government and special privilege are synonymous terms. The bill should be beaten. ' THIS IwADIKS AT BUS MOUTHS. The state convention of the Iowa woman suffragists was hold at Des Moinos i last week. Thoir spirits wore not very _Hi Wgh, owing to tho defeat of the amond- y Bent in South Dakota, and they were a still further depressed by an editorial t greeting in tho State Register, The [ latter, in fact, stirred their fomonine wrath, and tho report of thoir closing- exercises by the Register reads some>• whatsis Greeloy's report of his libel j $u,lt witli'Fonimore Cooper did: ' ^ iJ.', Tll S J' 08 °lutlona offered produced but JltUe debate or difference, until 0110 condemning tho Register in tho most unmeasured terms for its position on tho wo man suffrage question, and pledging tho delegates not to take it, was reached. This produced a most animated discussion, jNearly all tho delegates took part, and they spared no denunciations of this paper To We suggestion made by tho more decent jxperiencod members, that such action One of the best editorials furnished by an Iowa paper appeared last week in tho Carroll Herald. It was a plea for liberalism among republicans. The Herald has rapidly como to tho front as a leader in the better thought which is to dominate Iowa politics. The report of the civil service commission shows that tho classified service has grown so as to include over 80,000 people. Tho commissioners show that in this list but eight per cent, more removeo during the first year of Harrison's term, and say; "When only eight per cent, of tho appointees of one administration are separated from tho service during tho first year of a succeeding administration, tho year in which under tho old system tho greatest numboi of removals for political reasons were made, it is safe to say that political considerations have practically disappeared as factors in making removals in tho classified service of tho departments at Washington." Tho farmers' alliance has called a mooting to bo hold a Cincinnati, Fob. 28, 1801, at which all industrial organizations aro invited to be present, and at which tho organization of a third national party will be settled. Tho alliance has just closed its national mooting at Oacala, Fla. for contemplation, and this country is no exception to the rule. Here is a territory of probably 60,000 people, covering an area about three times the size of Kossuth county. The north line of the territory is 70 miles south of the south line of Kansas. Twenty months ago not a house nor even a stake had been located within its borders, when all of a sudden on the 22nd of April, 1889, more than 20,000 claimants drove their stakes and laid down on their blankets to hold the land selected. Through the country there was not much difficulty in so locating claims that there would bo little if any conflict; but when it came to locating town lots it was different, as there weronostreets,no corners, no starting point, but every man selected that which was most pleasing to his own eyes. Then there was a committee appointed, a surveyor employed, and streets were laid out, irrespective of claims, stakes, or tents, and he who wus so unfortunate as to be in the street was compelled to move on, or rather move off. Tho country is a vast Algona again arrived at the dignity of a tie vote. Three ballots were taken at the Oskaloosa meeting of Iowa stock breeders on the question of meeting place next year, Algona and Waterloo getting four votes apiece, and Cecar Rapids one. But on the fourth Waterloo forged ahead. S. S. Sessions, who represented Algona, was on the committee on location and evidently did good work, for Waterloo has been a candidate for three years and only beat us this time by a vote. As a member of the committee Mr Sessions also had a hand in naming officers, and secured the selection of B. F Smith as one of tho ten vice presidents of tho state, a representative of the Chester White being asked for. This is a marked compliment to the county A brief report of the meeting is given below by our delegate, but he neglects to mention the banquet which was a very elaborate affair, and at which he responded to "Mary's Little Lamb." The Oskaloosa Globe in reporting says: "He never could tell whether Mary's lamb was a Shropshire, a Merino or a Southdown, but he felt that Oskaloosa's lame at banqueting would live in story longer than the same infant sheep. The sheep 'is the golden footed animal' that can please us and carry our burdens if we will but let'er" BAK06ES Eft EOIJfl!. A Cat jboadof Th6m Passed Thronfcfc Algona Sunday fright-Some Other Local Matters. A car load of the ghost dancing Indians went through Algona on the Sunday night train, on their way to Fort Shelling where they will be kept for awhile. They were entirely peaceable here, and attracted no attention. From the following report from Chamberlain they seem to be among' the most harmless of the tribes that are raising disturbance in the hills: "The Indians at Lower Brule as Well ns tho whites on this side of. the river think it mighty peculiar that these comparati vely harmless Indians are ordered taken to Port Shelling, while at the same time the order is issued not to molest Sitting Bull and a host of other Indians who are really- dangerous and are tireless peace : disturbers, but on the other hand are to receive from 8 to 10 per cent, more rations as a reward for their trouble in stirring up discontent. The Indians at Lower Brule are fully cognizant of all these facts nnd Insist that it is Unjust discrimination, us they are and have been friendly to the government and signed the Sioux treaty when informed that it was the desire of the Great Father." The Normal School Exercises. The closing exercises of. the term at the normal school drew a large audience to the Congregational church Friday evening. The programme was devoted to the civil war, and each feature dealt with some phase of that part of our national history. The stage was decorated with flags and pictures of the war heroes, and a patriotic vein showed itself in the musical selections which were interspersed. The opening essay by Minnie Shadle outlined the historical causes which preceded the war, a declamation by Ernest Wheelock recalled the inspiration of the days of '61, while subsequent orations dealt with the generals, the navy, etc. Wilfred Jones had a good review of the careers of Grant and Sherman, and Mart Weaver dictments.wjd dialed the parties held for setting ft Tie criminal cases no yet disposed of . «««, te Sendlft* io Boil* Pafcef 3. without comment swwe KfKsrts sent by the Sepublicatt rsf to tee State Register and SiouX C% .terafcnai test Friday and Saturday. One is stoit the nofniat school and after » 'brie! opening is fls follows! «P»t Jbodee, the principal of the schodl, has been fetwri to ask for leave of _,-._during W>e wtatCT temott accounti of his son'snealth. Prof. Dodge assumed the principalsMp trader somewnat unfavorable cimunstenoes. The defeat of the normal school bill tended to discourage, the friends of the school who had been so liberal With their contributions for its sUppMt. Added to this the resignation of Prof. J. 0. Gilchrist, who left to take a position in the new university at Sioux City,placed-thd school at a disadvantage. Prof. Gilchrist was universally liked by the students, and his resignation was considered a blow to the school. Prof. Dodge, in spite of his discouragements, has awakened renewed confidence in the school and its friends are still hopeful of a state appropriation." 'We submit it to the people of the cotinty what effect will such a statement as that sent out through two leading dailies have? The second report is: "ALQbXA, Dec. 5.—Special: Rev. Mr. Davidson of tho Congregational church sur- Is congregation last Sunday morn- but let'er. Dr. Parsons of the national department, Senator Vale, Dairy Commissioner Tupper, Judge Stubbs, and Rev. Geiger were the other speakers. The meeting throughout was one of the largest over held in Iowa, and it is entirely likely that Algona will be successful next fall in getting it to come here. Following is a brief report. To the Editor: I thought I would write up the meeting of the Improved Stock Breeders Association of Iowa held at Oskaloosa last week, December 3, 4 and 5, so that those who have never attended this meeting may have an idea of what it is and the purposes for which it is organized -this was the seventeenth annual meeting and it is made up of the leading farmers and stock raisers of the state. They get together in December of each year and have likewise of Lee and Jackson. Fred Ingham recounted the work of the navy for the north, and May Colburn spoke very nicely for the women in the war. Sadie E. Taylor recited a fine selection entitled "Death, the Peace Maker," and Nellie O. Taylor closed the pro- gramme with a finely rendered recitation, "Our Country Saved." Though short, it was throughout an interesting exercise, and merited the applause it received. Tlie Van Voast Case. The LuVerne News gives a long explanation in this issue of the father-in- laws' reasons for arresting Van Voast for bigamy. It appears from the record that before he proceeeded J. C. Raymond had written to every place where the divorce was supposed to be and in each case got an answer that no decree had been issued. The last letter_he received stated: "I have examined our court records and find no divorce, and her father tells me that his daughter, Mrs. Van Voast, has no divorce from her husband. Mrs. Van Voast came to me about two years ago to make application for divorce, but never brought action. Her home is, as I understand, with her father near Alida, Kansas. I know that she has never had divorce here, and as her father tells me, nowhere else." On this he Van prised his congrega' ._ ing by tendering his resignation as pastor, At a meeting of the board last night the resignation was accepted. He has accepted a eall from the Congregational church at Iowa Falls, and will leave for his new field of labor about the middle of this month. He has been pastor of the church here for two years and a half." The date shows that this was sent Friday, when Wednesday evening Rev. Davidson's resignation was declined by a unanimous vote of the church. What other purpose did this item have than to embarass Rev. Davidson and mislead Iowa Fall's people? It was from a report sent by the Republican to the Journal that the story of scarlet fever in Algona got started.. How long can the people afford to allow such reporting to go unchecked? j. -—I •-...- >->»vit <*1>VIU11 «jould do no good, was unprecedented and """' —"-', and could not fail to bring ro ind tho cause they tho ones who could not or undignified, mm uoum not am to bring ro- proaoh on tho convention and tho cause they •were advocating, tho ones who could not or would not repress their sense of injury replied, that the Register was their enemy and ought to bo branded as such. Mrs. Oalluiiun moved to strike out tho wprd "unfair" and substitute "untruthful" in the resolution. She thought that money would touch tho Register sooner than anything else. She wanted tho women to stop Upayingfor the Register. It was full of itybombnst. tim,^ 188 Anthony deprecated hasty action "<The passage of the resolution would uiulco an the editor of tho Register worse than be- tpjore. It was not judicious for this society i le tod this movement to knock thoir heads inOgamst u stone wall. It would not help the i and kick at everyone who was nu' Several women spoke very harshly, say- DC Jng that they had stopped the Register louir r »go. Mrs. Stevens was ono of those ae More moderate counsels, however, pre- n yailed. Mrs. Young- thought tho resolution wait . uW roaqp. Mrs. Palmer wanted to il nnm the cause was as stron the cause was as strong as tho Regis- r ter. After the debute had lasted quite a While and become very warm, there wore r anally loud cries of "question" and tho ros- olutiou was nually voted down by a staud- tog yoto. It was close— 15 voted for it and 17 against it." All tho papers give the mooting much ace, reporting very fully Miss Au- Jvuhony's epooch, as well as remarks by Wo don't want to interfere in any family row, and quote the following from the democratic Carroll Sentinel as news merely: "The Algona Courier rises to tho defense of John F. Duncombo and says tho democratic party should havo many more suoh men. Yes; if it wants to forever remain in a hopeless minority in northwestern Iowa." Ono of the most amusing things lately produced is the Republican's suggestioi that John H. Gear would bo a good candidate for governor next fall, Soiuo years ago tho republicans did nominate "Old Business" for governor, and almost alone among Iowa papers the Republican bolted tho nomination because Gear was a "whis- koyjto" and unfit for oftlco, and wont off with tho Jossup movement. How long, fcro. Starr, since ho ceased to bo a whiskoy- ito? Pletvso toll your readers tho next time you fool called upon to admit that you aro •tho only consistent and honest republican in northern Iowa. rolling prairie with a growth of black oak along the streams. There seems to be plenty of water in the streams from the late rains but it is very muddy with tho red soil, The soil resembles that of the cotton states, and the bare, red hills remind one of the cotton fields of Georgia. Red sand stone and lime stone aru abundant, interest to the farmers of the state and also of the United States, as their proceedings are anxiously looked for and read with interest by the people in all parts of the Union. They take up and discuss thoroughly such topics as "The Value of Reliable g r °P, and _ Weather Reports," "Soil Robbing," "The Chester White " "The Mortgage Lifter," "Grasses and Other Fodder Plants for Iowa," "The Horse," "Sheep Breeding," "How Can the Common Farm- Farms er e Farm and tho Factory," '• Practical Hints in Stock Feeding," etc., etc. Some particular person is selected to read a paper on some one of the subjects and then the subject is discussed | by any and every one who can think of Jind the heavy soil of the bottom lands „. __. _„ x , M . m . makes a fair quality of brick. The er Improve His Herd?" "The Farm and tho southern portion of the territory is su- Fnotn '' v -" "T>™««,..,I vi,, tn !„ c.*_-i_ -^^ , perior to the northern in several respects. The territorial legislature is now in session, and the local rivalry over county lines, county seats, and a I some question that will apply "to the" sub 1 capital site aro among the prolficject. Take it all together It;is a Very inter-" sources of contention. osting meeting and one that '" As every claimant must live on his m ¥ l . toatto: ~ land to hold it the country is well set- vi a , se u "K»"uif» mere are tue sheep tied and nearly every quarter section Dre , eclei ' 8 .association, tho short horn breed- 1 — — - — - w i ors association, the swine breeders' association, and the horse breeders' association Each hold their ' •- - felt justified in proceeding against Voast. The publication of the correspondence goes far to excuse Mr. Barton from the charge of haste in precipitating so unpleasant a proceeding as the prosecution of his son-in-law. A Grateful Surprise. The amenities observed among our pastors were illustrated yesterday by tho presentation of a fine gold watch to Rev. Davidson, as a result of the thoughtfulness of Rev. Butler. The latter noticed that Rev. Davidson had no watch, and knowing how indis- pensible such an article is to every well- regulated ministerial establishment, he passed a paper and soon had enough dollars to get one of Bowyer's best In company with Mr. Ford he gave the watch to the recipient yesterday afternoon, and-thereby surprised and delighted him. The watch is a very handsome one, and was in every way a beautiful and useful present, and one Rev Davidson will long cherish. Rev. Davidson hands us the following- .To the friends who so kindly remem- THE PUBHO SOHOOLS, Statistics of Value In Secretary Noble's Report—What Is Being Done In Various Sections. There are enrolled in the public schools of .the United States 12,291,259 pupils, or 19.7 per cent, of the total population. The increase during one year has been 220,903, or at the rate of 1.83 per cent, per annum. This, however, has not equaled the growth of the school population, which has been 2.17 per cent, per annum. The progressive decrease in the number of public school pupils as compared with the population in the northern states, which has already been referred to in the reports of the office, is still going on; in point of fact, there has been during the last year an absolute decrease in the number of pupils enrolled in six of the northern states, and in one other—New York ; there has been an increase of only 544 pupils against an increase of school population of over 30,000. The growth of the public school system of the south is a remarkable phenomenon. The average number of pupils daily attending the public schools is_ <5.1 per cent, of the whole enrolled, •centage was 59.3 in 1870 and 1880, thus showing a steady This 62.3 in growth. The number of different public school teachers is as follows: Males, 124,929- females, 227,302; total, 452,231 The average wages of male teachers per «B« h l 5 S ates nnd to »"orid 'to fcU.48, being a decrease of four cents; of female teachers, §34.27, an increase of 32 cents. The public echool revenues amounted to $132,121,200. The total expended last' year for public 600, being ene ast year school purposes was 5132,139, .«. bered me with many thanks. the beautiful watch, WM. E. DAVIBSON. To .tote a present ' an is paid for ermtendents. ers and sup- «« i"""""! TO«HB, uug OUUB, sou nouses, Uiach hold their annual meetine the dav and even a circle of posts with brush previous to tho meeting -first. Lamed I ortv ' - - s t had e Judge Can- and Judge Kinne are the two Iowa judges who were without opposition. Judgo Can- leads a little in honor however, as no scattering votes aro reported against him, whilo Judge Kinuo had 61 Judge Curr got over 9,000 votes, and Judge Kiuno over 6,000. thrown over are among the number, Tho settlers secured their lands too late last year to put in a crop and this year was too dry to raise anything. Though Uncle Sam gave them their land and is now dealing out rations and money to them to carry them through the win- tor, still they aro not happy. Here is a, .....-,— „ DV1W(J „„ uo wo striking example of the folly of the gov- °P n Y, on a of Bl1 sheep raisers here that a eminent becoming the paternal guard- nook, suv an ™. K<I ,.,;n —i,_ t .._.. ian of the people and buying their produce, loaning them money at two per cent, or any other per cent,, and feeding and clothing them. attended one; mooting, and if all coufd'have "been present and heard the discussions on the diffe •Jsing sheep in Iowa, and the upi * •* * —, ot t"°se who have stayed righ by it for the last twenty years and m™ a W £ suocess of it. you would all a witn mo that sheep raising in our state be made profitable. It seems to be f ml " flo ?. k ' sta / 40 01 ' tan a 50 , will o the pay better man The Women Win. Presiding Elder Black has received returns from the Algona district on the election to determine whether women shall be admitted as lay delegates to Methodist conferences. Tho full vote is 488 for, and 116 against, a total of 604 votes. There are 3,127 members in the district and less than one-fifth have tak- n *i en part in the election. CountingTalf liJt e the members as not of voting age, which isn. In.i-o-o nll«,.,o«^« «nn i_°_ P, ' WIllun Business Notice. to an agent for collection. 1 glVea County Alliance county, ' fl '° m evei> y a l- ^T-BouBNBi President. Guthrio is the present capital of the territory, and contains a population of about 5,000 people, who have gathered hero from every state and territory in tho Union. For its age it is the best town I ever saw. There are a number of fino two story brick and stone buildings, and all the frame buildings were put up in a substantial manner. When it is remembered that this town, together with several others, was built, nnd hundreds of farms were opened and fenced and stocked and improved, and all this without there being a patent issued or any kind of a title other than possession to any of this land, one recognizes a degree of energy and deteraa- nation that only the euthuiasm begotten of popular excitement can inspire, Many contests have arisen over conflicting claims, and the following is a copy of a notice on a building on One of tho principal streets in Guthvie: " I hereby give notice that I was the imU occupant of lot 3, block 69, vailing idea seems to be that sheep aaisinir is increasing in this state and that in a short time nearly every farmer will have a few sheep—and why not here in our county as well as elsewhere* S. S. SESSIONS. GBEAT HOLIDAY DISPLAY, Slieotz' Iteug Store the Headquarters for Holiday Goods-A Flue Assortment. A visit to Sheetz' drug store will convince anyone that Santa Claus has made his headquarters there again this season. The store is filled with toys, and costlier goods, including a fine line of plushes, bisque ware, vases, lamps, albums, and the too numerous to mention variety of devices for the holiday trade. He has the best stock he has yet offered in Algona, and includes all the novelties. Everyone should visit is a large allowance, still less than one™i ™ y oters have participated Elder Black says that the vote is advisory merely, and that the lukewarmness manifested by tho members is likely to I man ^ their coal sheusT amount to a negative vote. In the clis- w . es $ ern trade, where thev triot but one church voted against the klnds <* soft coal ' The Soft and Hard Coal. Naudain brothers women, that at Dakota and Hum? «. will do wellto^Ttfi; now have a four Beeta In Kossuth, The following brief letter shows that sugar beets are practicable in Kossuth: Notice. BURT, Dec. 8.—To the Editor: What I know about sugar beets. A few years I SEB the elegant ago I sent east for some garden seeds knives and fo S Among others I ordered a packet of Lane's improved blood beets, but bv I WHJLF inni • ,~ ~ mistake they sent a packet of long ents E fai l^ f? r Chrl stm, French sugar beets. I sowed them on ver'« fi?Arl l , to 9 a]1 and ^counts settled call andpayup F - STOUGH" of carving Bros. pros' Bow- tainly very sweet. We liked them fa him and look over his get selection while all >,ds early, and ines are full. Court What promises to be thelongest term and notions a Hew 8t ?° k of court for some time began Monday. E< : The Sohichti divorce case has occupied 0 , Bu< ? K - w HE4rlou7 &*%&1^^^^^ ^.V 1 ^ * at (B *^%a i «^*'^m?^^te

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