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IT' &'' THE UPPER DBS MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY; JUNE 10, 1891. I The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. T«rm* of tlic Upper DM Molnea: Ottefeopy, one year tl.si One copy, six months 7i One copy, three months 4i Bent to imy nddrerm at abovn rates. Remit by arnft, money order, express order orpostal note at our rls:c. liftles of advertising sent on application. Republican state Convention. To be held at Cedar Haplds, July, J. Kos euth county Is entitled to seven delegates. Republican County Convention Tho republican county convention of Kos fittth county will bo held at court house hall In Algona on Friday, Juno in, IBIIJ, at 1 o'clocl J). Bi,, at which time there will bo selected sev Hn delegates to thu state convention at Coda jtaplds, July 1; also the county central com tnlttee will bo organized by delecting a chair man and ana member from each votltif? pro clnct of ward. Kach voting precinct will tic entitled to ono delegate at large and ono dele gftto for each twenty-llvo votes or major frac tlon thereof cast for W. M. McFarlaml for sec fetary of stato at the last general election The various wards and townships will be en titled to delegates as follows; Township. Com. Vote. Del AlBono— First ward, K. S. Sessions H"> -I Second wnrd (I. M. Uoxscu H:l <i Third ward I 1 '. Oonnoy -Ill Fourth ward K. H. Cliii'ku 7(! Hurt lohn Ken' 7;i IlUfTalo Kobt. Lane '.'4 Creweo Joel Taylor r>l> •Kenton .1. 1*. Dlunt '.'.'> Oorman (1. Blelsel !M Greenwood W. W. Wilson....87 Uarfleld 0.0. Wright 1!) llobi'on Wm. Oomlrleli...!!) Harrison John lleiigHton..10 Jl'Vlngton 0, U.llut«lilns....71 LottB Creole las. Archer J (I IjiiVorno 1. J'. llarviKrm— (l!t Portland J. Jl. 0rover fin 1'lum Creole It. M. aardiier.,.fiO 1'ralrlo J. LongboUom... 4 nivordale A. Fisher !I7 Jlamsay II. Mmvldold (\',l Bonbon, W. W. Al(!orn....!i:i Swea C. A. 13rl(:ltson....4l Sherman 1 Jenry Curran — 'IH Union Af. Schonek fil! Wesley W. M. Colby m Whlttemoru N. Cotton 05 Total number of delegates Hi Each ward or township Is requested to soleet ono of their number to bo a member of tho county central committee, and also ono from loach Hub district to be a towiiHhlp committee f which the member of tho county central committee from that township shall bo chairman, and report the name at tho county convention. 0. C. CIIUUIJ, Chairman. Hcpubllcim I'rliuarlcM. Republican caucuses will bo bold at,thu times and places Indicated below: Klvordalo—At tho Stewart school bouse, on Thursday, Juno 18, as 4 p. in. Addlson Fish- or, commlUooman. Ramsay—At, school house In Dlst. No. 1, on Thursday, June ]K, at 4 p. in. Full attendance desired. .1. II. Morrlllold, commlttoeman. Second ward, AlKona—At tho Wigwam, on Thursday evening, Juno 18. C. M. Doxsee, commlttooman. .Kor Htnto Senator. LOOAN TOWNSHIP. Clay County, Iowa, Juno 3, 1801.—To the Keillor: 1'lauuo announce that at tho request of many fi'le.ids in tho Forty-seventh district ] am a candidate for the ofllco of Htnto senator, subject to tho declHlon of tho republican primaries. FUANIC W. CALKINS. HJjATNMO Oil 1IAHH1SON. Republican presidential gossip is still busy with Blulno and Harrison. Young RusHoll Harrison, whoso mouth nooda a regulator, ituido a statement in Chicago a ahort time ago to tho ofl'eet that his father would not seek a renom- iuation unleas tlio party WIIH practically united in asking it. This has again sot various speculations afloat. In an interview in Now York Mil rut Halstcad, who is a groat friend of Dial no, was -vUSkod whethor Blaino would take tho . nomination and said: "1 lira sui'o Ml 1 . Bliiino doesn't hanker after the presidency. Ho improves upon tho example- of Clay and of Webster by not insisting upon it that Ills party shall constantly confer tho highest honors upon him. Ho has moro seriously and honostly declined prasldontial omididuclos than any other Amorican, living or doud, with but ono exception. That exception is Gen. Sherman, who was tho innu Blaino wanted to run for presidency in 1884, I think that if Mr, Hluino wore convinced that ho was the only republican who could bo elected to tho presidency lie would withdraw all objections to making the race, and I am of tho impression that the circumstances that would implant that conviction in the mind of Mr. Blaino would also persuade the president to the same effect, and that tho president would himself load the way IIH a J31alno man," •Chauuoy M, Dopow on tho other hand was in Chicago lust week and ho said: "It looks • now as if Mr. Harrison would lie ronominatod, If Mr. Blaino wore mi avowed candidate it would change all the calculations, for tho party cherishes such a deep devotion to him that ho could have tho nomination if he would take it. But ho liiiows and his family knows that he could not stand the strain of u presidential campaign, If tho convention wore to meet tomorrow who would go into it except Harrison?" At tho close of Halstoad's interview he said that Blaino would heat Clovo- land in an election: "1 believe Blaino would carry Now York by many thousands, anil that all the old republican strongholds would rise up in great strength for him, so that there would not be a doubt about any northwestern or far western state." 81.MSCIM1CN8 OF ROYAI/ITY, At tho timo President Harrison was waking his trip through tho south and west, submitting his ideas of wis'o public policy to tho judgment of tho pooplo, tho young emperor of Germany was led to make a speech in which ho declared that ho alono was supremo in the Gorman empire. The contrast in tho two pictures was marked enough then, as on ono side an old mini whoso honors had come as a reward for public service was consulting tho sovereign people, and on tlio other a young man of un- triod merit and questionable mental capacity was Haunting his authority in tho face of tho oldest statesmen of the empire. But the contrast lias become more marked with each succeeding •week, Royalty in both Germany and England {B becoming so discreditable that it is already on dangerous ground. There uro a great many pooplo who do not hold President Harrison or Secretary Bluino in high esteem. But those who think the wornl of them could not thu president addressing col- lege students and advising them to join beer clubs and to cultivate duelling af a pastime, as Emperor William did £ few weeks ago; or Secretary Blain traveling about the country with a pri vate gambling outfit to entertain hi friends. There may be unpleasnn things even in a free country; but be fore anyone complains let him reflec on tho two scenes presented in Europe last week—the prince of Wales telling the story in court of his gambling ex ploits, and the German emperor making the following speech to some soldiers " I warn you, who are mostly youngcoun tryinen, against tho social democrats. Al ways remember tho oath you have taken binding you to me. The bible says tho gir who marries leaves father and mother ani follows her husband. I say to you, having taken tho oath of a soldier, follow mo Im pllcitly. shooting even father of hrothei without question, or hesitation, when or dcred." A OUKAT KX1M5UIMKNT. Ignatius Donnelly, who has proposec a great many astonishing things besides the government pawn shop scheme, se riously urged Minnesota to establish i system of balloons as protection agains cyclones. Tho balloons were to bo anchored at regular intervals, by stec ropes. His theory was that tho free communication thus secured between tho clouds and earth would stop any serious agitation of tho atmosphere This plan was not adopted, but the gen ernl government is about to try an ex porimont scarcely less remarkable About the 15th of this month tho agrl cultural department will test tho oln ioncy of Senator Fai-wcll's scheme to produce rainfall by dynamite explosions carried into mid air by balloons. Tho exact spot whore tho test willl bo made is not known, but tho Great American desert will bo tho general field. Tho Jhiengo Tribune in reporting tho mat tor says: "Apreliminary test was recently made n New York of tho problem as to whether dynamite could ho effectually exploded by tho balloon method, and, according to tho department, it was a pronounced success Dr. Drycnforth, formerly of Chicago and at irosont a patent attorney in this city, has thus far superintended tho tests, and he will attempt to demonstrate in a low days is to whether tho Farwell scheme is a sue joss or not in its entirety. Dr. Drycnforth will go west in tho course of a week and select tho point at which tho experiment will bo tried." Should it prove possible to secure •ain by explosions in tho air, there is no estimating the revolution that may jo made in agricultural work in the Jnitcd States. Sir John Macdonald, for moro than wcnty-flvo years prime minister of Catm la, died last week. Ho was a great mar ind a great loader, nnd his personal strength noro than anything else saved tho conscrv- itivo party in tho late election. His dealt vill leave Canadian politics in a state of rout uncertainty. Tho baccarat gambling trial in Lon- lon is tho European sensation of tho soa- on. The incidents loading to tho exposure vore the charges of cheating on tho part ol Sir Gordon Gumming, and letting tho nwt- or become public. In the game tho playoi nits his slake on tho table. If he wins, the ioncy is doubled by tho banker or dealer; f ho loses, the banker takes what ho has p. The prince of Wales was banker, and ho others charge Gumming with shoving ip an extra hot when ho was sure to win, .nd with pulling off his bet when ho was •oing to loso. Ho signed a paper agreeing .ever to play again if tho matter bo hushed .p, but it leaked out, and now ho denies the rtiolo thing and has sued tho others for lander. Tho prince of Wales has been a vitnoss, and tho evidence shows that tho ambling outfit belongs to him, and that ho arrlcs it with him on his country visits, aidy Brooke was a member of tho party, nd the princess of Wales will not allow or in her house on account of *tho stories bout her. On tho whole royalty is getting n airing which is arousing tho English lasses. John Y. Stono will bo temporary huivmun of tho republican state convon- ion, and Walt. H. Butler will act in like apacity for tho democrats. Tho unveiling of a lino monument of Jrant at Galena, 111., last week was attond- d by an oration by Chauucy M. Dopew. n closing tho speaker said: " Through tho crses of great pools runs a familiar strain, liroughout tho works of great composers n oft repeated tune, and through tho pooches of great orators a recurring and haracteristio thought. Those are tho goms vhich exhibit tho moving forces of thoir linds. During the war ' I propose to move mmodiatoly upon your works,' ' Uncondi- ional surrender. 1 ' I shall take no backyard stop.' ' 1 propose to light it out on his lino if it takes all summer,' are tho oacou lights of the plans and strategy of "!raut tho soldier. At Appomattox, ' tho var is over,''the rebels are our country ion again.' At tho threshold of tho prcsi- oncy, 'lotus have peace;' on his bed of gony and death at Ml. McGregor, when is power of speech was gone, writing to a oufedorato general by his bedside, ' much s I suffer, I do it with pleasure, if by that uttering can bo accomplished tho union of country,' uro the indices of the labors, he aspirations and the prayer of Grant the tatosmun and tho patriot." It is reported, that Senator Browor vill succeed himself in our neighboring dis- rict. Ho was one of the ablest men in the list legislature und tho honor of a ro-olec- lon will bo well deserved. The apparent determination to reo- guizo the importance of tho coming lown lection in its bourings ou tho struggle of is making it cortuiu that both sides iu- oiid to light on tho broad national political ssuos. It is no secret that Gov. Boies' ricuds hope to use this election as a stop- Ing stouo to higher things for tho govor- or. Hopubllcuus cannot ovudt this issue, 'ho result hi Iowa this yoav wi 1 have a far\ reaching effect, and to be defeated on loca issues is as disastrous as to be defeated on the well defined political issues. Blain and Harrison have set the republican policy. Now is the time in Iowa to test it " It is Wheeler against the field in the republican race for governor. IN THIS NEIQHBOaJOOD. Col. Ed. Ormsby and M. L. Brown o Emmetsburg are_ probable candidate for Senator Funk's place. Carroll Herald: The jail at Algona has been repaired and is now though proof against jack knives. Corwith Crescent: Rev. W. L.. Wolfi of Algona was in our town this week selling Bidpath's history. Ho- sole four sets. The Estherville Democrat reports t musical entertainment and says: " Mis: Hedrick as accompr : tiiest finely execut ed some piano solos.-* The time approaches for the Iowa state campmeeting to be held at Clear Lake, Aug. 0 to 17. Indications are that there will bo tho largest crowc that has met on these grounds for man-* years. Mason City Republican: Rev David son of tho Congregational church o Algona is expected to deliver a dis course in Clear Lake at tho time foi convening of tho Masonic district asoo elation on Juno 2-1, and an able speed it, no doubt, will prove to bo. Lo Mars Sentinel: Tho thousands of boys and girls who read the interest ing stories written by Frank Calkins for the Youth's Companion will bo pleased to know that ho is an Iowa man Ho lives at Ruthven, Palo Alto county and is now a prominent candidate foi nomination on the republican ticket to succeed Senator A. B. Funk in the Iowa legislature. Emmetsburg Reporter: Rev. L. P McDonald took his final departure from Emmetsburg. Wednesday morning He will first meet Mrs. McDonald at Omaha, and from there goes to Colo rado to take tho pastorate of a church Fow clergymen have ever been sta tipnod at Emmetsburg whose departure will be more sincerely regretted than that of Mr. McDonald, as well as that of his estimable wife. They have i strong hold upon tho affections of th< people. Speaking of Phoenix, tho . bicycle thief, the Emmetsburg Reporter says " Phoonix has been working for farmers in neghboring counties and that h had got such an idea of farm life as he is said to have expressed is not to bo wondered at when you know that tho rule has boon to defraud him out of his wages after his work has been done But this is precisely what both the Clay and Emmet county men did—anc by doing so they are in no small degree to blame for. tho boy's present troubles and it is too bad they cannot be made tc exchange places with him." >, THE WEATHER AND OKOPS. The AVeok's KeportB Show Every- thliig l>oliig AVell-lown Jjoads us : Farm State. The state crop report dated June 6 is as follows: Tho rainfall has boon ample in all parts of the stato, and excessive in many localities. The west contra and northwest districts report tho heaviest precipitation. The crop outlook is greatly improved. Corn has made a lino start, and is generally in bettor condition than at corresponding date last year. A portion of the dam- ago by cut worms has been repaired by replanting. Fruit prospects continue very good. Stock is generally healthy; but in Pottawalainio county a new form of disease is reported among horses; said to resemble distemper, but more virulent. THE GOVERNMENT BULLETIN. WASHINGTON, Juno 0.—Copious rains in the wheat regions of tho northwest have greatly benefitted the crops during the past week. Corn is backward in Lho Missouri valley. Slight damage by liail is reported in southern Wisconsin, ind by cut worms in Michigan. In Indiana and Illinois tho outlook for all jrops is good, except for oats in Indi- .uia. In . Missouri excessive rain has jheckod crop cultivation, but tho gen- oral outlook is favorable. In Kansas and Colorado the condition is favorable, Lhough sunshine is needed in localities. In Oregon general showers have boon very beneficial, and wheat prospects are especially favorable, and in Northern California good, but backward. In Southern California fruits and grains liavo excellent prospects but are somewhat injured by cold rainy weather. NEW STOCK DISEASES. Tho Slato Register of Juno 5 reports that a peculiar epidemic has broken out among tho cows at Eldon. It is much like hydrophobia and was supposed to have originated from a dog which showed symptoms of tho malady, :md it was promptly shot. But since ihen a do/on cows have died and more :iro affected. Tho stock became unmanageable and very vicious. Its sensational Ft. Dodge reporter ilso writes that local veterinarians have aeon puviKled by a now disease that has broken out among tho hogs on tho farm :>f E. 11. Payne, in Greenfield township, Dalhoun county. Over eighty hogs navo died from tho effect of this disease already. Tho jaws of the uiimal are iirst attacked with ulcers, which continue until holes appear clear through tho head and tho teeth drop nit. The lungs aro also affected. Nd remedies yet applied have had any effect toward checking tho ravages of ,ho disease. Tho state veterinarian lias beou notified. C.'onuuout on Calkins, Tho Ruthvon Free Press, Mr. Calk- .ns' homo paper, says: Mr. Calkins ivas ono of tho lirstsottlors in thonorth- orn half of Clay comity, whore he has •osided for tho past 25 .years. While 10 has grown up on these northwestern prairies ho has made himself a writorof ibility as far as tho English language s read and spoken, and wo believe tho amo ability that has given him a fore- nost place in literature will push him o front rank in the senaiorial halls. NQ fool confident that the republicans if this district will make no mistake in electing him as ; their standard-bearer. Esthorville Vindicator: Mr. Calkins is many warm'friends throughout the ' • '• •'. . K 4"th district who would be pleased to see him secure the office to which he aspires. Estherville Republican: If nominated he certainly would carry the full strength of the party, and if elected he would be a credit to the republicans oi the district. Clay County News: Mr. Calkins is a scholarly young man of a literary turn, well known to the people of this county, and not a little outside of it. He is in fact a product of the northwest, acquainted with its settlement, its wonderful growth and its present needs. What his chances for the nomination may be it is impossible to predict. Spencer Reporter: Clay county, although one of the most populous lithe district and the acknowledged stronghold of republicanism, has never had the state senatorship, and inequity is entitled to it this year; and we believe the other counties of the districl have a high enough sense of justice to concede our claim. The time for choosing delegates is not far distant, and we bespeak for Mr. Calkins a fair consideration of his claims, when the voters o: the district come to make up their selections. Spirit Lake Beacon: Mr. Calkins has since childhood lived chiefly in Clay county. He is known as ti man o good parts and clean character, a loya! republican and a good citizen. His candidacy merits tho most respectful consideration at the hands of his fellow republicans. THE NEW THIRD PAETY. A Full Ticket In the Field— Xo Compromise Wl tli Democrats or llcpttb- llcans. The people's party men mot at Des Moines last Wednesday and nominated A. J. Westfall of Woodbury county foi governor, Wai* "'"»§. Scott of Appa noose county f. '".enant governor, C W. Bean of F ../ista for superintendent, D. F. -idlers of Dallas for railway commissioner, T. F. Willis of Page for supreme judge. The Sioux City Journal report from Dos Moines is: "Under the representation 'tho convention would have been entitled to 990 delegates. The committee on credentials reported that 427 were entitled to seats in the convention, but not more than half that number were present anc they were from the north and west. The delegates were almost entirely farmers and at least half of them manifested by rising that they had been union soldiers. J. E. Anderson of Forest City was chairman, T. F. Willis o Clarinda secretary, and Crawford F. Davis of Bloomfield reading secretary.' The platform is a mixture of everything. The chief plank after a long preamble says: " We hereby heartily ratify and confirm tho movements inaugurated at the Cincinnati conference of May 19, 1891, and the wise and patriotic platform oJ principles there adopted. " They condemn tho executive council for not raising railway assessments, demand the Australian ballot, denounce the last legislature for a variety ol misdemeanors, demand the suppression of private corporations, favor pension laws, demand that the disparity between the paper money paid the soldiers and gold be made up, etc., etc. Ono plank will entertain the prohibitionists of the state: " We censure tho leaders of tho republican and democratic parties for the constant efforts to rope in tho temperance question in this state to tho exclusion of tho grave economic questions which now confront our people." Important to Masons. To all members of Prudence lodge, number 205, and all sojourning brethren :>. Tho time is drawing near for our annual meeting on St. John's day, to be held at Clear Lake, Iowa, June 24. A communication from A. A. Rico, the resident secretary at Clear Lake, says that ono faro for the round trip will be charged on tho C., M. & St. P. road, and ono and a third on other roads. Tho 10 o'clock train in tho morniner will take all wishing to go, and a special has been arranged for, leaving Clear Lake about 9 o'clock in the evening, going west so that all can return the same day. This is a, raro opportunity to visit the lake and have a day out. The next regular meeting will be June 17, when every member is urgently requested to be present, that suitable arrangements may bo made for the celebration. By order of W. M. F. M. TAYLOR, Secretary. Good Words For Honry Munch. Emmetsburg Reporter: Tho readers of tho Reporter will sincerely regret to learn that Honry Munch of Whitto- moro is seriously ill. Ho "hnd been gradually failing in health for the pas't few years and a few weeks ago went to Colfax Springs in tho hope of receiving benefit from tho mineral baths, but instead of getting better he grew v-prse and had t'o eorno homo. Henry Munch is ono of the world's best men ana there will be -ft 'universal wish that he may be spared 'to years of usefulness. A. Pertinent Inquiry, Estho'rvillo Republican: THE UPPER DES MOINES says: A petititon to the :ity council is being circulated asking that body to investigate whether there is drunkenness in Algona. Where aro all tho temperance people when it is necessary to petition a town council to hunt up miscellaneous drunks'i' Tho great trouble with some iomporanco workers is that they aro MO liable to waste thoir enthusiasm in .ong speeches and when it comes to tho practical part of the work they are conspicuously silent. A Young Veteran. Corwith Crescent: Probably ono of tho youngest persons to enlist in the .ato war and immediately go into tho ranks us a soldier, was Jessie Gray of Buffalo Forks, Iowa, who enlisted when 10 was but 12 years and four months old, in tho 177th Ohio infantry. He enlisted early in the war and served all hrough. Ho appeared before the ex- unining board at Garner, last week. OUK $3 men's fine shoe in light, soft outlier is the most stylish and best veariug in the market. F. S. Stough. ' shoes, B to EE in width at Stough'e. THE PBOmBITlON CONVENTION, Rev. S. II. Taft Delivered an Able Address-E. Tellier Elected President. The most noteworthy feature of the prohibition convention last Thursday was the address delivered by the well known pioneer of Humboldt, Rev. S. H. Taft. Judge Harvey failed to make connections and did not arrive. But Mr. Taft was notified from Des Moines to be present, and came. He is vice- president of the stato alliance from thi district, and the, most aotivo third party prohibitionist in northern Iowa. He has not acted with the republican party for some years, but takes the position that for the present the prohibitionists will gain by controlling republican conventions in Iowa. In his address he referred to his first visit to Algona 27 years ago when ho deliverec the Fourth of July oration. His many old friends were pleased to see him again so hale and hearty and to hear his vigorous and eloquent address, even if in conversation he did rake over the republicans pretty vigorously and denounce President Harrison as a wine bibber and Vice President Morton as the owner of the finest saloon in America. The convention proper opened in the afternoon with a fair attendance. An even 40 signed tho constitution, 15 ol them living outside of Algona. After temporary work a permanent organization was effected: President, E. Tellier; secretary, Jos. W. Hays; treasurer, J. C. Blackford. The vice-presidents were as follows: H. G McBride, Wesley; E. N. Eddy, Portland; N. A. Pine, Irvington; J. M. Easterly, Burt; D. R. Crowell, Bancroft; H. P. Hatch, Whittemore; J. B. Carr, Seneca; D. H. Hutchins, Algona. The committee on resolutions were W. A. Black, E. Tellier. Mrs. C. A. Ingham, W. C. Danson and W. E. Davidson. They reported the following which were adopted: Whereas, The liquor associations of our nation have combined to overthrow tho prohibitory law of the state, and whereas tho time has come when we must again engage in a political campaign in which the principal issue will be tho prohibition of the liquor traffic, and whereas the cry is made that prohibition does not prohibit; therefore, Resolved, That we request our officers to make every reasonable effort to enforce our present prohibitory law. That we will not countenance any step looking to a compromise with the euemies of the law. That wo will put forward every effort to elect a state government pronounced in favor of tho prohibitory law. That we believe that no greater conceivable injury could be done to the cause of good government and public security than to proclaim to tho vicious classes that the better elements of society will retire before them as soon as they meet a law with sufficient contempt and defiance. That we endorse sentiments of the W. C. T. U. desiring to raise the standard of the law to that of Christian morals by the total prohibition of the curses of civilization. Besides Rev. Taft, at the evening meeting, Revs. Black, Smith, Davidson, Whitiield, Mrs. Ingham, J. R. Jones, B. F. Reed, R. J. Hunt E. Tellier, J. B. Carr and others spoke. Some sentiments indicating third party feeling led to lively tilts after the meeting closed, but no debate over third party issues took place in the meeting. MEKEY WEDDING BELLS. Weddings Past, Weddings Present, and Weddings to Come—A Surprise to Mr. nnd Mrs. M. 1$. Chnpln. Last Wednesday came a month behind tho twenty-fifth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Chapin, but events had prevented a family gathering earlier, and Wednesday evening a genuine surprise was in store for them. Mrs. Al. Johnston came over from the Black Hills, and went to Minneapolis, and there Mrs. V. H. Stough, Mrs. Brad. Means, Mrs. Maggie Waldo, and Mrs. Alice Gould joined her and all came to Algona Wednesday afternoon. They made their way to the old home unbeknown to anybody, and in the evening with old Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and the relatives and friends in Algona they all broke into tho Chapin home and celebrated a genuine and long to besfn'e- membered silver wedding. The surprise being over the host and hostess made the welcome a hearty one, and the members of tho family spent a happy evening in recalling earlier times. The visitors will continue their visit in Algona several weeks and enjoy life again under the old homo roof. Their many Algona friends will greet them cordially. Mrs. Plumb of Ireton is expected to be here, bringing all the members of the Henderson family together except James, who i» in the Black If ills. BRUNSON-LAMBERSON. Only relatives and a few intimate friends gathered at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Krate Lamberson, Wednesday evening to attend the wedding ceremony which united Will, J. Brunson and Miss Leota Lamberson. Rev, Davidson performed the ceremony, which was simple but impressive, and after congratulations and well wishes the happy couple repaired at once to the newly fitted home in the Heckart house east of Frank Nicoulin's. Some very handsome presents were received, and house- peeping begins under happy auspices. Tho bride has many friends in the county won by her genial manners while in rohn Goeders' stove, and the groom is an active and thrifty business young- man whoso future success is already assured. The best wishes of all go with them in their new life. BUELL-LACY. Thfe pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lacy was crowded with guests last Wednesday evening to attend the wedding reception in honor of Hardy Buell and Miss Rena Lacy. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Javulson earlier, and the bride and jroom received under the beautiful floral decorations arranged for the marriage. Among the invited guests vere Mr. and Mrs. DeShields and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ayers of Kmmetsburg, besides a host of friend* n Algona. The happy couple took the eastern Milwaukee train for Wisconsin, vhere they will visit friends of both amilies, after Avhieh they will make •heir home at Burt. The marriage sereniony was so-arranged as to fall on' Mrs. Lacy's birthday, which makes the occasion doubly interesting as a family event. WEDDINGS ARRANGED FOR. Last week was a bftsy one at the clerk's office in the rmirriage license department. Permits were granted to E. Weise and Josephine C. Frank E ..... . . .. ....w IL uu. *j vknM|yiA,i.AJc \j t jp imJIf Robt. FinnclTand Cjrrie M. Clarke, F' A. Wilcox and Cl&ra Coffen, Henry Drewes and Emma Kaufhold, F. M Bravender and Annie Hayden N p Garness and Johanna Garde. ENDOBSES MB. SMITH. Senator Punk Writes on the Fish. Question—John G. ,-Sinlth»s Speech Commended. / Spirit Lake Beacort: John G. Smith of Algona, president^ the Iowa Sportsmen's association, ha4 for years taken much interest in thej propagation and preservation of fish. In his recent annual address before the association he said:' "Over §500,000 are sent out of Iowa every year for fish. Why not raise th& fish in Iowa and keep the money at home? Let the legislature appropriate $40,000 to stock our lakes and streams', and Iowa need not import fish. Fish, fresh from our lakes and streams, are one of the best articles of food that man uses. But more than half the fish sent in here are not fit for human beings to eat. The last Michigan legislature made an appropriation of $55,000 for their fish commission. They know it will be money well spent. There is not a single state that has a well conducted fish commission that is not satisfied that it is on/s of the best investments they have ever made. Ask your member of the legislature to look after the matter. It is well worth attending to." A great deal of solid fact and sensible suggestion is crowded into this little paragraph. For some unaccountable reason Iowa has always dealt in a niggardly manner with this important interest. Few states in the union, or in the north at least, are without a -fish commission. Appropriations of a single year in some of these states will exceed the sum total given our commission since its establishment. It has been considered something of a joke to ask a little pittance from our legislature to keep this interest alive, and then our pinch penny statesmen have felt outraged because, with the petty allowance doled out, magnificent buildings and splendid achievements cannot be exhibited by the commission. Last winter the Iowa house in its wisdom failed to endorse the little appropriation allowed by the senate, so the fish commissioner has little to do this term but draw his salary, otherwise provided for. The Iowa commission should be placed on a respectable business footing. It should be permitted to establish a central plant of permanence and ample capacity. The law has clothed it with power to protect the fish from wanton destruction, and funds for protection as well as propagation should be supplied. If this policy be not adopted the fish commission should be killed without further delay. It is a waste of money to continue it longer on a starvation basis. Iowa fishing grounds are extensive. All the people my be benefitted by fostering the piscatorial interest. The commission has accomplished no great things, but it has done all that could have been reasonably expected under the circumstances. In other states, so far, as we can learn, the achievements of the commissions that have been generally sustained have been a matter of state pride, nnd no hint as to abolishment is heard. We hope before the next session of the general assembly there will be a general awakening along this line. THE INSURANCE MEETING. The Annual Election of Ofllcers Yesterday—A Full Report Xest AVeolc. The annual meeting of the Kossuth County Mutual insurance company was held at the court house yesterday, and was attended from all parts of the county. Some important business was attended to which will be fully reported by the secretary next week. The election of officers resulted in the choice of J. E. Blackford, president; G. S. Wright, vice president; E. Blackford, secretary; A. Zahlton, treasurer. The directors chosen are: P. Dorweiller Wm. R. Jones, Wm. Radig, J, L. Blunt C. C. Chubb, A. J. Jones, E. McWhorter, S. E. Chambers, Rotat. Lane, C. Byson, Wm. Kline, E. S. Streeter. Geo. Angus, E. W. Donovan, H. C. Parsons. A. L. Belton, P. Fingueson, A. Hanson, J. F. Bolemens. Notice to School Directors. Seneca, Riverdale, Union, Ramsay, Portland, German, and Wesley townships have not yet reported their spring terms of school. Section 1757 of the Iowa school law makes it mandatory upon the sub-director to file a copy of the teacher's contract with the secretary of the board before the teacher enters upon the discharge of his duties The secretaries cannot make their reports to us us until these contracts are hied. Now, we must have these reports; we can wait for them no longer 1 Ins is the last call, and we hope every sub-director will be kind enough to. send his contract to the secretary before the end of the week. Cordially VOU1 ' S > t BERTHA CAREY, County Superintendent. How the Quarantine Works. The Corwith Crescent tells the following on our well known teacher in n^.'w 1 ^' M iss . De lia Heed, sister of oui w.H., who is teaching school in Irvington has been obliged to close her school on account of diphtheria. The louse where she boarded was quarantined and when her father went for ner tho people refused to let her go. Masonic., Regular meeting of Algona Chapter, J. K b., Tuesday evening, June 16 It is earnestly requested that every resident member be present, as business of importance will come before the chapter. By order of Worthy Mat- lon - M. F. RANDALL, Secretary. uy 20. mixe ^ °n your circus date*.' § °" e - nn & 25 ° circus comes

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