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Algona, Iowa
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Iv./ THE UPP3SM DES MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AtMtTST17, 1892, \ The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. terms of the Vppt* Den Holne*: One copy, 6n« yeafr... I1-S8 One copy, six months.. 75 On6 copy, thfee months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order* express order, orpostal note tit our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. Republican Connty Convention. ^The republican electors of Kossnth county will meet in convention on the 16th day of September, 1802, at 1 o'clock p. m., in court house hall, in Algona, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates for the following •county offices: County Recorder; C/ounty Auditor; Clerk of Courts; County Attorney; and One Supervisor; And to transact such other business as may properly come before the convention. The various precincts will be entitled to representation as follows: Precincts. Algona— First ward Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt..... Buffalo Cresco. Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Hebron Harrison Irvlngton Lotts Creek.... .... I»uVerne Ledyard Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Rlverdale Seneca .Swea Sherman Springfield union Wesley "Whlttemore Commlttemcn. E. Tellier •C. M. Doxsee. , E. B. Butler F. M. Taylor , Frank Allen Robert Welter , O. A. Potter M. Weisbrod S. Mayne.... , J. Schafer Ed. Haines. Wm. Goodrich .... J. Bengston C. B. Hutchlns N. C. Taylor S.C.Platt John Beckman.... M. J. Mann Frank Benechoter. J. Longbottoin.... B. F. Smith A. Fisher W. W. Alcorn C. A. Erlckson...., Henry Curran B. Schneider Wm. Dodds Z. S. Barrett Geo. E. Boyle No. Del. Township committemen are requested to • call their caucuses on Thursday, Sept. 8, if convenient. \tS?~\ meeting of the township committee men is desired after the convention. Let there ,be a full attendance. C. M. DOXSEE, County Chairman. "'•'' Cards of Candidates. 1 'I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of County Attorney, subject to the will of the republican county convention. S. S. SESSIONS. ' KNTJTE NELSON, the republican can didate for governor of Minnesota, was one of the congressmen who voted for the Mills tariff bill. He favored then radical reductions in tariff duties, but how far he is from being a free trader is shown by a recent statement. He 'says: ''The issue presented is not whether any particular tariff law is or is not unreasonable in the degree oi protection it affords, but whether a tariff law for any other purpose than mere revenue is at all justifiable. On this issue the republican platform is as clear and explicit as that of the demoa racy. We do not announce that we are in favor of protection, but we clearly define the subjects and the degree oJ the protection we justify." Nelson is one of the ablest and clearest-headed men in the west. . A VERY nicely printed invitation has been received to attend the laying oi the corner stone, Aug. 24, of the new normal building at LeMars. President Gates of Grinnell delivers the address, and the grand lodge of Iowa masons conduct the ceremony. We notice that W. H. Dent and E. D. Chassel are among the prime movers, and we would suggest, that in all fairness one of them should hold the stone and the other •wield the trowel. To their efforts it is largely due that any corner stone is 'tobe laid. Vi'A RECENT statement of Edward Atkinson's about wages is going the rounds. He says: " There has never been a period in the history of this or any other country when the general rate of wages was as liigh as it Is now, or the prices of goods relatively to wages as low as they are today, nor a period when the workman, In the strict sense of the word, has so fully secured to his own use and enjoyment such a steadily and progressively increasing proportion of a constantly increasing product." A year ago when free silver was being investigated by the house coinage committee in congress Atkinson was before them and made this same statement. It was claimed that all commodities had gone down in price since the war, measured by the gold standard. Atkinson stated then that wages had gone up in gold since the war, and while the committee had some of the brainiest men in congress among its members, and all of them vitally interested in disproving this assertion, it was not disputed. Atkinson is a free trader, and therefore is not biased in . his conclusions by any desire to bolster up the protective tariff. He has arrived at the same conclusion that the .senate finance committee did, and which is now being accepted in all intelligent discussion, namely, that wages are gradually but surely increasing. WE hope some reader of the Courier will ask that paper to explain about billion dollar congresses. It denounced the republican majority roundly two years ago for its extravagance, und yet it only spent $403,398,510 in its opening session. Now a democratic congress with 140 majority has spent in the same time $507,501,380, or $44,322,870 more. If the democrats do as well at the second session they will go so far beyond a billion dollars that it will be scarcely worth while to mention it. THE question of college degrees held by women coming up in an eastern •paper it was claimed that the Now York normal college was the first publicly supported institution to grant one. Investigation shows that our Iowa State University not only granted degrees first, but has granted man; more o them. Miss Nettie M. Hart took a de gree in 1863 at the university and since then a total of 300 degrees has been granted to women in this institution, Of these eight were in law, 26 in regu lar medicine, 34 in homeopathy, eight in dentistry, and two in pharmacy The total number of degrees grantee by the university has been 3,500, thus nine per cent, have been to women. The Des Moines News sizes «p the situation as follows: "Whether the Hoine stcaders succeed in getting Prick to recog nize the Amalgamated association or hot, the fact remains that they have won a great Victory for organized labor by their deter mined and manly course. A manlier man in Prick's place would have treated with them long ago, recognizing their right to or ganize so long as they did not use their or ganization for dishonorable purposes. By doing so he would have saved the Carnegie company thousands of dollars. It will be a long time before (mother corporation man ager undertakes to force a strike for the al legcd purpose of breaking up the organiza Won of the men wonking for him. The Car negie company have ihad enough whether they are ready to cry it out or not. The Homestead strikers know that fact and best of all, the country knows it. It wil have a good effect on the management OL large incorporations employing a large number of workmen hereafter, while on the other hand the troubles of the strikers will have a tendency to make workingmen generally slow to inaugurate a strike. The Independence Bulletin indorses the Muscatine Journal's nomination of Laf Young for governor. The Journal says There need be no argument to demonstrate the fitness of this suggestion. Mr. Young belongs to the class of strong-principaled able and couragious men from whose ranks the nomination should come." The Hancock Signal notices- Andor son again .and says: "At the .people's par ty congressional convention of this distrlc Bro. Anderson secured the passage of th following resolution as reported in Ander son's paper, the Independent: 'It wa. moved and carried that every one presen consider himself a committee of one to so licit subscriptions for the Independent, th people's party paper published at Fores City, Iowa.' '.This places the Independen on the same footing with Weaver's paper the Iowa tribune, both to be charitable sub jects for the party. There is nothing lik looking after the real issue, dollars, and Anderson's chance for election is belo\ zero he stiould be paid for his labor in sub scriptions." Algona can't be present to see th LeMars normal building started, but sh. stands on the new desks in her norma school, takes a sniff of the- new paint, am with her eyes on the new paper, she salute her western competitor. ' Geo. E. Roberts-says some things a well as they are ever said. Here is one o them: " Somebody ought to call the atton tion of the good Gen. Baker, and the gooi Mrs. McMurray and their coterie of supe serviceables to the beautiful and comforting thought of good Dr. Oliver Wendel Holmes, that in the final account the judg of all the earth may let some of us ol easier than wo feared, on the ground tha we had not so many talents us we thought and were, therefore, not so responsible fo the world's mismanagement and human evil as we had always supposed." Lafe Young suggests something tha is probable, to say the least: "When on< of our new Iowa voting booths spends thi winter and early spring in the .coal house o a country school house, it will be fit f 01 neither treason, stratagems nor spoils." The Carroll Herald says: " We have been asked to exchange with the Winnebagi Independent, candidate Anderson's paper It makes one blue, despondent, and wear; to read it. If half what It asserts be true Americans are the most Impoverished peo pie on earth. Inside of five years they wil be reduced to a condition more abject ant galling than the whilom serfs of Russia According to Anderson this is .a good coun try to emigrate from. .It's a wonder that people get enough to eat. Anderson, you're a fool or a fraud." IN THIS NEIfiHBOBHOOD. Corwith Crescent: Samuel Reed 01 Algona visited his son W. H. this week The largest institute over held in Clay county has just closed. There were 124 teachers. Blue Earth Post: Harvey Mathers of Elmore came down Friday and coolec off on the Post's iee chest, EmmetsburgReporter: Jas. Henderson, one of the pioneer settlers of Kossuth county, and who was well known to the early settlers of this county, died at his home in Algona on Tuesday, Humboldt Independent: O. J. Hack •ot a lift out of a light wagon last Fri- ay evening. The shock dislocated a rib or two and lays him up as a consequence. We know how to sympathize with him. A great sensation was caused at Pocahontas Center by the elopement of Alvin Clark and Miss Maud Henry, the 13-year-old daughter of John Henry, one of the leading farmers of Pocahontas county. The girl's parents objected with the usual results. Estherville Republican: A third bank will be located at Armstrong by Mr. Stewart of Bancroft, and a Mr. Robinson of Grundy Center W. C. Ayers, the photographer, will start a branch gallery at Whittemore. Clay County News: From an examination of the county record of Kossuth The Algona UPPER DES MOINES finds that that county expended $40,000 on roads and bridges in 1891. What is true of Kossuth will not be found to vary much in other counties. The directors of the Webster county fair association^ held a meeting last week,' They decided to increase the time of holding the lair from fouf tc five days. The dates now are Oct. 8, 4 5. 6, and 7. Premiums and purses tt the amount of $3,000 will be offered Att excellent facing programme has been decided on. Elmore Post: Emma Henderson re turned from her Algona visit on Sat urday Mr. and Mrs. C. S Blanchard went to Algona on Monday intending to stay a. few days G W. Pangbura attended the sale of town lots at Buffalo Centre last Week. lie is of the opinion that it will be some time before it will be as large as El more. The Humboldt Independent says "We always go away from home to hear the most exciting news of home The Algona UPPER DBS MOINES has been imposed upon by somebody anc explains the situation at Humboldt an<: Dakota as the long war, bitter enmities etc. There having been profound peace between the two towns for the past 1 years makes the above sound ver funny." Coon Rapids Enterprise: Many o our readers will remember Willis Hal lock, who was shot down and seriouslj wounded about eight years ago at Elk horn Grove, Audubon county, by the two men who had murdered Mayor Stubbs of Polk City. The murderers it will be remembered, held at baj about a thousand men for three days one of the murderers being finally rid died with bullets. Young Hallock wa presented by Audubon and Cass coun ties with a medal and a large purse o money for his bravery. The latter h< used in educating himself, and has jus started a paper at Bancroft, Kossutl county. The Livermore Gazette is responsibl for this fishy story: A. B. Smith sum moned Dr.Malin one day last week fo his wife, who complained of a painfu pricking sensation in her left hip. An examination showed a sharp point o metal protruding which the doctor wa enabled to extract, and which provei to be a common sewing needle, abou an inch and a quarter long. This cir cumstance reminded Mrs. Smith tha she actually swallowed that needle 3 years ago. This is only one of th many very remarkable circumstances o this kind which one reads about, bu the doctor says it is the first that ev er came under his personal observa tion. 4 "Tug" Wilson bobbed up serenel Thursday at Spencer smiling and look ing pleasant. He brought back Mr Lawler's daughter, and soon after h arrived in the city an officer tappe him on the shoulder and told him t appear in Justice Child's court to ans wer to the charge preferred by Mis Maria's irate father. At 2 p. m. Wii son presented himself before the court produced a document that convince his honor that "Tug" and Maria ha been duly joined together by a Minne sota justice, and received his discharge The costs, amounting to something ove $5, were promptly paid by the newl made father-in-law, and all's calm an serene again. Hancock Signal: William Ward c the Arlington house gave an interest ing lecture at College hall last Thurs day evening upon the surface geolog of Iowa. Mr. Ward has been diggin holes in the earth in northern Iowa fo a good many years and has become fa miliar with every hill, valley, an strata. He can track the route of th old glaciers from the north pole to th gulf, and will tell you what fun it usei to be, when a boy, to go coasting dowr the sides of these mountains of ice We are not sure but what William went gunning for the reptiles a thou sand feet long, and the huge animal thirty feet high that roamed in thi latitude long before the glacial period At any rate he can read in dirt and stones pre-historic events and wha took place long before the prairies o Iowa were formed. It was in truth an interesting lecture. Iowa's People's Party. A convention of the people's part; was held at Des Moines last wee! Thursday. Judge Cole of Polk and J M. Joseph of Union county were nomi nated as electors at large. The follow ing nominations for state, E. H. Gil lette, Polk county; attorney general Chas. McKenzie, Crawford county treasurer, Justice Wells, Hardin coun ty; railroad commissioner, J. H. Bar nett, Warren county; auditor, J. A Blakesly, Poweshiek. After taking a collection of silver the convention adjourned. The resolutions are: Resolved, By the people's party of Iowa in state convention assembled, that we en dorse the people's platform as promulgated at Omaha by the national convention on July 4,1892, and declare it to be the true policy touching national affairs. Resolved, That in state affairs it is the duty of our state legislature to repeal al laws that grant to individuals or classes special privileges or impose upon them re strictive burdens. To this end we demanc the repeal of all laws which maintain the charters of public corporations for pecun iary profit. Resolved, That we denounce the present laws which enable the individual to demonetize silver by so specifying in written note or contract, and demand that all money issued by the government shall be a lega! tender in the payment of all debts, anc that the state should exercise its constitutional power of making silver a legal tender in the payment of all debts within the state. Resolved, That we demand of our legislature the passage of a law at its next session which shall effectually prevent the employment by corporations of Plnkerton detectives or private armed soldiers. Resolved, That we condemn the existing truck-store system and demand the weekly [myment of all wages in lawful money. Anderson's Candidacy. Webster City Herald: The people's jarty have nominated one Anderson, of forest City for congress. He is, we should judge, a fair specimen of the calamity party, and a part of his record s not inconsistent with the ideas of the party he represents. He is not exactly a rainbow chaser, and the evidence does not show that he was ever engaged in rainmaking schemes, but he invested in he Kossuth county meteor some time igo. The investment was not a paying me from a business standpoint, but it roved conclusively his fitness as a eader in the calamity party, and un- oubtedly had much to do with securing he "honor" of this nomination. So he transaction cannot be said to have been ft total failure. , . . ' Y' MUSI IU% GOOD HOADS. That is the Verdict from One Extreme of This Great State of Iowa to Another. Wm. Landman of Buffalo Center Writes About It—Some 'Opinions from the Press of the State. BUFFALO CENTER, fa., Aug. 11.—To the Editor! I read in your last week's paper an article about Kossuth county roads, and the ehortnous expenditure for last year, $40,696, on public highways. I also see that Ramsay has cot lected this year already $945. Of course I am a constant contributor to these taxes, and here am living on my farm— part of Sees. 12 and 13, in 99, 27—for the fourth year, and there is not a single road, bridge, or.culvert within miles of me. I came near losing a valuable mare yesterday, crossing the creek. We have petitioned for a bridge from both counties—Winnebago and Kossuth—to be built between Sec. 12 in Kossuth and Sec. 7 in Winnebago, and at that time saw by your paper thai Mr. Peters was appointed a committee to view the site of the bridge, but that is the last of it. As I am getting olc and cannot run around with petitions among my neighbors, I will ask your advice about how to get a bridge across that creek. By being fatherly in youi advice you will oblige yours respectfully, WM. LANDMAN. A Sioux City Opinion. The Sioux City Journal says editorially: It is very plain that the main thing about the road question is to stop leakages and more than foolish expenditures. The .Algona UPPER DES MOINES has been investigating the case of Kossuth county. Forty thousand dollars are being annually collected for road purposes and expended, .and be yond a few bridges, says THE UPPER DES MOINES, there is nothing to show for it. The county was settled in 1856, and it appears that money has beer collected each year, constantly increas ing in amount, yet today the statement is made that there are few, if any, roads in the county which a man will take except in the best of weather, in preference to the native prairie sod. Al though the total of the money collected in all these years has been enough to gravel and tile a road around every sec tion, the roads are impassable a large part of the year. This situation in Kos suth county is typical of every portion of the state. It is a fearful record o public incompetency. Little dribs o money have been expended each yeat over large areas and the small improve ments have been completely absorbec by the oozy mud of the springtime be fore anything more is done. This process is repeated during a term of years and at the end of the period the roadf are as bad as at the beginning. This being a matter of common experience it would seem that the practical thing now to do is to build good roads one ai a time. A system of main arteries could be planned and the work confined to them until they are gravelec and tiled, and, if necessary, macadam' ized. These completed, gradual lateral extensions could be made, and it would only be a short time until the whole county was ramified. The main thing is to build permanently. Senator Funlc Has a "Word. Senator Funk in the Spirit Lake Beacon also discusses the figures: In THE UPPER DES MOINES we observe some very interesting figures bearing on the question of country roads. It i stated that in Kossuth county the enormous sum of $40,000, including poll tax, was expended in road making in the year 1891. This amount will allow $500 per mile for 80 miles of road. It is evident that within the past 15 years little if any less than a half million of money has been expended upon the highways in that county, yet there is comparatively little to show for this enormous expenditure. In proportion to their size other counties in northern Iowa have invested like sums with no better results. Statistics in the offices of the auditors are perfectly appalling OUK OLD TBIENDS. Bunco Men In Lyon County who Resemble Kossuth'B Famous Trio. A dispatch from Lyons would indi cate that the three fakirs, who tried to buy the King farm, are again at work. The names and descriptions tally with those of the men caught here. The re port is: Wm. D. Smith of Orange township, west of here, has had the bunco act done on him in elegant style. Three strangers came to his place for a farm to buy. They were to pay him $10 a day to select a good one. They found one, borrowed $3,000 from Smith to bind the bargain, and then pretending to get a dispatch to meet some one at a station near by placed the money in a tin box and gave it to Smith to hold, and promised to return soon, Smith got uneasy, forced the lock of the box and found it filled with paper. One fellow, vl The'Judge," has a crooked, lopsided face and weighs 170, is five feet 10 inches high, has red chin whiskers ind is about 50 years old. "The Doctor" is five feet 11 inches high, and is ibout35 years old. The third man ' from Texas" is about 55 years old, five feet 10 inches high, dark com- jlexion, thick set, heavy beard of three weeks' growth, and protends to be very deaf. Smith, the victim, is rich and as he is 75 years old the success of the swindle was not remarkable. HOW DIOKSOK WAS OAUGHT. .The Story of the lionts Chase Which Ended In Ills Capture. J. L. Dickson, the forger who was rought to Algona last Wednesday by V. B. Quarton, was arraigned before ustice Taylor Saturday and bound ver to meet the grand jury in bonds of 800. He is now lying in jail. The full story of his offense has been told since Mr. Quarton's return. It seems that he had had Mr. Quarton identify him on two small checks f at the bank, and both times it was all right. The third time he had forged the check and Mr. Quarton was compelled to pay the full amount. Nothing was said at the time, but a close watch was kept and by corresponding with'sheriffs nnd postmasters track was {jot of Dickson in Washington. Mr. Quarton then got a requisition, and went himself, as neither Sheriff Graham nor Deputy Mcln roe could identify the man. His trip through the rough mountain regions was exciting, 11 1 nnron ttnnt rtt if. tritium nil 11 Kt'fltlflin ough mountain regions was exciting, *• "° UI » UA ~"J. «««'«»i reports the large part of it made oh a broncho, big bicycle contest which occurred last .fter a fruitless search of several days wee k very fully, and in a note nhn,,* it^lrn^M 4nnn innrvlil r\-n tlm dft'ont. inn. , , "-UUU]; a ._._ 0 Aftet* Hi irUllllCBB DUOrrUIl Ul avwiO'JL wtwjro Dickson was caught on the street in a Washington town, and was then planning to leave the country. Mr. Quarton secured him with leg irons, took him by way of Seattle, through Portland and so down to Omaha and came to Algona by way of Ames. While gone Mr. Quarton met the Algonians at Spokane Falls, saw Haswell Ramsey at Seattle, and Dr. Geo. W. Ingham at Olympia. He had on the whole a pleasant visit, and feels a comforting satisfaction in kndwing that while he may never get his money back that he has proved a terror to evil doers, and that Dickson will have an opportunity to reflect in the penitentiary. _• GONE TO HIS BEWABD. An Kventful Life Closed In the Passing Away of .Jas. Henderson—The Tribute of a Friend. The death of Jas. Henderson last week removed one of the best known of the early settlers of Kossuth. Those who have seen him only in late years cannot realize how large a part he look- in the activities of the first settlement in Algona. If a building was to be moved he was the man to do it. He built the bridges, carried the mails, made the long journeys, in fact did everything where untiring energy was wanted. ThO'Old school house, now memorial hall, was built by him. And the Baptist church was his work. It is a curious coincidence that the work of tearing down this historic structure should have been begun on the same day of Mr. Hendersan's death, the two events illustrating again how "old things shall pass away." The first bridge across the Des Moines at Blackford's crossing was built by him and some of the oak piling he put in can no doubt still be found in the river bed. Incidents without number showing his tireless activity in those early times could be cited, and not one of the old settlers who gathered at his funeral but could recall dozens of them. The last active work Mr. Henderson did was tocarry the mail from the depots. He got the contract at a small price and for some months drove back and forth, but the exposure soon proved too severe. For the past four or five years he has been able to do nothing. He leaves a large family all well known in. the county and all worthy and respected by their neighbors and friends. His death emphasizes again the rapidity with which the band of first comers to the Upper Des Moines valley is being broken up, and calls attention to that near future when a new genera tion shall have succeeded to the old pioneers. THE FUNERAL. The funeral exercises were held in the Methodist church, which was filled numbering many of with an audience .._ ......... B ------ , „. the early settlers. Music was furnished by Miss Setchell, Mrs. Bowyer, D. T. Smith, and Geo. Hamilton, and Rev. Flanigan preached a short but appropriate sermon. The pall bearers were J. E: Stacy, S. S. Rist, W. F. Hofius, H. F. Watson and David King. The church had been beautifully decorated with flowers and everything was done to pay proper respect to the dead. All his children living were present but Mrs. Al. Johnston, and James, who could not come from the Black Hills. Mrs. Stough and Mrs. Means came from Minneapolis, and Emma from Ireton, Robert, Thomas, Mrs. M. B. Chapin, and Mrs. Waldo, all living here. The procession which followed the remains to the grave was a long one. An interesting sketch of Mr. Henderson's life was read by Rev Flanigan, written by Mrs. H. E. Stacv' which gives very fully the chief events of his career: James Henderson was born in Deleware n&'^-'.V 11814 - Hewas the oldest child in a family of eleven children. His youth and early manhood were spent in Deleware county and then he married his first wife E!.McBacken. Ho moved from there to Orleans county, where his died leaving three sons, two are with f)(j|fjj f f)ft MEDALS MULI xvii uinuALd The Great 'Cyclers* Meet at Sionr City 1/ast Week—The Record Lowered* Our Bert Edmonds, Now a Dss Moi Boy, Takes About Everything l n Sight. The Sioux City Journal reports the our Algona racer says: "Edmonds who made such good time and broke the state record, is a little fellow, but he gets there every time and is otie of the most enthusiastic 'cyclists in the west." The first day Bert, was second In one mile race, a quarter mile race and third in a two mile race, winning the following, which we report in full- The one-mile race for the three, min- > ute class was between Morrison Edmonds, Haviland, and Ford. They got a pretty start, and were about even for the first fifty yards, when Morrison took the lead, and at the end of the first lap was still ahead, but all were well bunched. At the end of the second lap the relative positions were the same. Then Ford made a gallantspurt and Morrison fell behind. In the last 300 yards Edmonds passed all and came in a close winner in 2:44 2-5, breakitw the state record. Ford finished second Morrison third. Edmonds won this race by barely three foot, and it was the opinion of his friends that Ford might have won had he not spurted too soon. The next event was the quarter-mile state championship. The starters were: A. B. Edmonds, Des Moines; P. McElwain, Cedar Falls; I. B. Haviland Marslmlltown; Geo. Lipps, L. Kaumn' F. F. Grillette and H. Clifford, Sioux City. The latter took the lead, hut was passed by Edmonds, who won easily by 15 yards. The order was Edmonds, Clifford, McElwain. Time, 37 seconds. In the half mile state championship Fred. Beach of Muscatine; F. McElwain, Cedar Falls; A. B. Edmonds, Des Moines; Geo. Lipps, H. A. F. Ford and F. F. Grillette, of Sioux City, were the starters. Edmonds won in 1:17 2-5 breaking the state record of 1:23 made by Haviland at Marshalltown; Ford second, Haviland third. Thursday Bert, was in several races, winning the following, reported by the Journal: The one-mile race for. the state championship excluded Minneapolis, Omaha and Chicago wheelmen and took on something of local interest, The entries were Edmonds of Des Moines, McElwain of Cedar Falls, Ford of Sioux City, and Beech of Muscatine. Edmonds hovered around third place until the last half of the third lap, when he shot ahead and finished first. . McElwain and Ford hardly changed positions throughout the race, and finished second and third respectively. Time, 3:02i. Next came the five mile run, which in a sense was the event of the day. There were four entries: Edmonds, Ford, and McElwain, and Beech of Muscatine. The 'cyclists predicted freely that Ford would win first place on so long a distance, and it really appeared for a time that the Des Moines boy had not the bottom to stand so long a run at high pressure. He hela third place until the last lap, when he put on a tremendous spurt and led Ford some feet over the tape. His time /or the. five miles was ]5:33 1-5. Ford finished second and McElwain third. Beech dropped out on the last lap of the third mile. county,' Iowa 5 ounty,' m ° Ved to Jackson tober , who shall sa andllor™ h ° r fath ° r ° Mr. Henderson was a man of strong will " Mits. H. E. STACV. RESOLUTIONS OP RESPECT adhein ff CARD OF THANKS. BAILEY ON ANDEBSON. Our Brltt Kx-Edltor Discusses tlio People's Candidate In Characteristic Stylo. The rumor that J. E. Anderson was going into partnership with Schweinfurth in starting a " heaven" in 10wa is denied. It is doubtless on account of his posing as a "savior" of the people that started the story. Anderson's hallucination is more pronounced. He has an alliance sty on one eye (I did not learn the cause) and the other one cocked at the democracy, while the tintinabulation of his chin would cork a duck. His idea of beautitude is not near Keokuk. It's Dolliver's seat in congress that he wants. Put his brains in Dolliver's skull and they would have more room than a tadpole in Lake Erie, His posing as the farmers' candidate will cut no figure here where he is known as the prince of all political humbugs. He ran for representative six years ago and came out in a very long' winded announcement that it was by the personal solicitation of 500 Winnebago friends that he had consented to run." His friends must have been minors, When the votes were counted J. E, was not in it a little bit. He did not know for certain whether he had been run- ningornot. The face of the returns indicated "not" by a large majority. He always puts me in mind of what the Irishman said of the owl. He had never heard one before and as the owl cried 'too whoo" in a loud voice Pat thought in must be a very large bird, so he put a heavy charge into his gun and shot it. ineiowl came down and so did Pat. leathering himself up he rubbed the sand out of his eyes and began to examine the bird. It was a little hoot owl and Pat held it up by one wing and meditated a moment when he broke out: " Howly St. Patrick! what a waste of ammunition. The d thing's all feathers and noise." MACHINE oil a t ,'s. Order No. 8, I, N. G. ALGONA, Iowa, Aug. 16.—In pursuance of-Order No. 1C, headquarters Fourth regiment, I. N. G., (C. S.,) » n election will be held at the company armory, Saturday, Aug. 20, J802, between the hours of 3 and 9:80 p. m -» tor the purpose of filling the vacancy in Company F caused by the promotion of Xhos. F. Cooke. Any vacancy resulting from the election of captain will be* filled on the same date. The first ballot will close at 8 o'clock p. m. P v order of jj. j. W, WARD, First A °Wng Fret Sergeant.

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