UPPJSM DEIS MOttf&di AMONA, IOWA, WEMTESt>AY» AtJGtlST 24, 1892, The Upper Des Moines SY INGHAM & WARREN. firm* of The Upper Den Molnen: daecop*. one year 11.50 One copy, six months 7° On* copy, three months. 40 Sent to any nddress at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Bates 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; County 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...... Thil-d ward Fourth ward...... Bnrt Buffalo Cresco..... Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Hebron Harrison Irvington Lotts Creek LuVerne Ledyard Pol-viand..... Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Klvevdale Seneca Swea Sherman Spiingfleld Union Wesley •\Vhittemore Committemen. E. Telller C. M. Doxoee E. B. Bntlev F. M. Taylor Frank Allen Robert Welter O. A. Potter M. Weisbrod S. Mayne , J. Schafer Ed. Halnes Win. Goodrich J. Bengston C. B. Hutchlns N. C. Taylor S.C.Platt John Beckman.... M. J. Mann Frr-nk Benschoter. J. Lonjbottoin B. F. Smith A. Fisher W. W. Alcorn C. A. Erickson.... Hen.y Curran S. rfchnelder W.ii. Dodds Z. S. Barrett Geo. E. Boyle...... No. Del. Township commlt : emen are requested to call their caucuses oa Thursday, Sept. 8, if convenient. |^™A meet'.ng of the township committee' men is desired after the convention. Let there be a full attendance. C. M. DOXSEB, County Chairman. Calls for Caucuses. Sherman—At the central school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 o'clock p. m. Henry Curran, committeeman. Cimls of Candidates. 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. THE remarkable trotting performance of Nancy Hanks has given prominence to the history of trotting records. The father of all trotters, Messenger, was ' imported to the Unii/ed States in 1788. In 1810 one of his deceridants trotted a mile in 2:48J. Abdallah. also of Messenger stock, reduced the record to 2:30. Then Rysdyck's Hambletonian went better than 2:30 and Dexter mtide the record at 2:17i some 25 years ago. Goldsmith's Maid, Rarus, and St. Julien followed, and then Maud S. in 1885 reached 2:08i. Nancy Hanks bears the name of Lincoln's mother and bears the honors at 2:07i THE republicans are evidently planning to make the campaign in Iowa one "\ of public discussion. In behalf of A, B. Cummins the state committee has challenged W. W. Witmer to joint debate, they both being candidates for the position of elector at large, and W. M. McFarland has challenged his competitor, J. H. McConlogue. Mr. Witmer is said to be a good speaker, so no advantage is taken by asking him to meet Mr. Cummins, while there is no better orator in northern Iowa than Mr. McConloguo. The gentlemen should accept at once and help to give Towa a live campaign in which the issues are fairly met. In any event the .i.:. republican candidates have shown their willingness to have their position exposed to criticism. THE Waterloo Reporter a short time ago found a speech reported in its columns made by Gov. Boies in 1880, in which he said: " The work of the republican party is not yet ended. Four millions of people have been made citizens by its action, but their rights as free men are yet to be secured." How true the statement made then by the governor is now is illustrated by the late Alabama election. A bolt from the regular democratic organization left the party in an undoubted minority of from 20,000 to 30,000 in the vote for governor. By a series of frauds the most scandalous ever perpetrated the regular candidate was declared elected. The charges of fraud are not made by negroes or in their interest. They are made and proved by white men, who within two months were democrats in good standing. In Montgomery county less than 4,000 votes were polled, but Gov. Jones was given a majority of 6,800. In Dallas county, when the independent candidate had not less than 4,000 majority, Jones was given 5,700 majority, and so on through a list of what are called the black-belt counties. The organized machine stole the election not simply from the negroes but from the whites as well, and from men who are still allied to the national democracy. A great deal has been said about force bills, although the Iowa democrats very sensibly let that issue drop. Is it pot time that some steps were taken to secure an honest expression of public opinion in the south? The following letter from the New York Free Trade club was sent July 14 to Cleveland, and he has thus far failed to answer it: " Those democrats in New York who believe that the Chicago platform means what it says and that it declares for revenue only, view with alarm the increasing disposition of some of the party leaders to mask the real tariff issue under cover of the glittering phraae of 'tarif reform,' and to conceal from the people the anti-protection attitude of the platform. The support of the thousands of democrats whom out league represents can not be assured for any ticket that encourages evasion nor will they extend their energies in an effort to keep a party lined up to its platform. We believe that the Chicago platform goes further than mere tariff reform, and means 'no protection, 1 and it is under that banner only that we can fight. We look to the standard bearer chosen at Chicago to give in his letter of acceptance!! the quietus to all attempted evasions of the true Issues of the camgatgn." Congressman Holman, the democratic leader in this congress, says: "I admit that the results of the present session of congress Will not fully meet the expectations of the democratic party." Here is the official statementof wages paid at Homestead, issued by the Amalgamated association: "We have made a careful investigation and find that just be fore the lockout there were 8,431 employed in the mills. Of this number there were 18 whose wages averaged about $7.60 per day 46 averaged between $5 and $7 per day; & averaged from fi to $5 per day; 1,177 averaged from $1.68 to $2.50 per day; and 1,625 received 14 cents per hour or less. And further, we find eight to 10 per cent, own their homes, and about 15 per cent, more have their homes under mortgage; the re mainder pay rent, and a number of these have been evicted by the Carnegies. It is not true that the men are only defending the wages of the higher priced workmen It is in defense of the 14 cents per hour men as much as any other that the Homesteac workmen are making their gallant fight." The only reference the Towa demo cratsmake to the "force bill" is their dec larntion that they tail the opportunity for determination at the ballot of the prominen issues, one being "the maintenance am perpetuity of the doctrine of local self gov ernment." Lafe Young says: "There are no ten thousand farmers in Iowa who woulc vote or consent to make their road tax pay able in cash, not even to secure better roads. The farmers of Iowa have stood in the way of better roads in Iowa for 25 years and they will stand there again. No man could be elected to the Iowa legislature if he were pledged in advance to make the road tax payable in cash. It is a condition not a theory, that confronts the Iowa better roads movement." Senator Funk: "If he is right the movement for better roads wil do very little good. The payment of pol tax in cash is the very corner stone of re form in country road making." The Independence races have begun. How speed is being developed was shown on the opening yearling colt race. The §5,000 was won in 2:37>£. There are 800 horses entered for the two weeks, and Nancy Hanks and Axtel will both be there Gen. Weaver is back from the Pacific coast and the animus of his campaign is shown in his recent statement: "The re publicans are practically out of the fight, so far as electing the national ticket is con cerned. This has become manifest during the past 30 days. They will have to regain nine states which they lost in 1890, and in addition hold the group of states west o: the river. It is impossible for them to do either, and every sensible,man knows they are beaten now," ^ The Sioux City Journal comments on the recent showing made by the North western road: "With a virtually un changed mileage—only 20 miles of tracli having been added—the company reports an immense increase of business during the year. The gross earnings increased $3,628, 597 over the previous year, and the net earnings $1,583,165. The increase of earn ings is explained as due to increase of business and not to higher rates. The com pany, after paying the fixed charges, paid seven per cent, dividends on the preferred and six per cent, on the common stock, and was still able to carry over a balance of 81,244,449, an increase of $1,009,690 over last year. The property has not been neglected, but more money than the year before was spent in betterments. The Chicago & Northwestern is managed with great ability." The striking railway men at Buffalo are holding a conferance. The last report is that all the various orders of railway employers will go out, or the switchmen will drop the fight. Grand Master Clarke of Cedar Rapids, head of the railway conductor's organization, has gone to Buffalo, where ho meets Sergeant, Sweeney, and Wilkenson, heads of the other orders. It will stop all eastern traffic if they strike. •• Nancy Hanks beat the world's trotting record last week, making the mile in 2:07#. Maud S. hold the record for seven years at 2 :OS%. Sunol will now try to beat Nancy Hanks. Her owner, Homier, says that Nancy Hanks' record is due to improved tracks and sulkies, and adds: Those now sulkies with pneumatic tires and ball-bearings must be a wonderful help over the old fashioned sulky. But Sunol will have a trial with one of these sulkies when she goes out this full to lower the record. She will probably start in Sop- tember in charge of Mr. Marvin on the trotting circuit. She will have every opportunity to lower the record." President Harrison has issued an order that all Canadian vessels passing through the government locks at Sault Ste. Mario must pay a toll of 20 cents a ton on their cargoes. This is in retaliation for Canadian discrimination against American vessels in their canals. The Canadian government is excited, and some agreement is likely to be reached. ^ . The contrast between the national democratic platform on the tariff and that adopted by the Iowa democrats is striking et.ough to suggest that a change of sentiment is going on in the ranks. After in convention denouncing all protec- tion as a fraud why now do they content themselves with a mild endorsement of Con gressman Springer's " pop gtm'» policy? A milder and weaker declaration was never made in the national contest than the tarif plank adopted at Davenport. We note that J. B. Hungerford is to quit the editorial work on the Carroll Herald and that J. H. McLean will assume charge. McLean will undoubtedly make goodjpaper of the Herald, but we shall miss the weekly visit of Bro. Hungerford's spicy editorial columns. Better give up the post- office. The London Economist said, July 9. Any extensive development on the other side of the Atlantic is improbable until the issue of the present elections is decided Should the republicans be again returnee to power there will be more confidence in the maintenance of the present high duties and capital may flow more freely into th_ trade, whilst it is not impossible that some South Wales makers may decide to transfer their trade to the United States, as has been the case with other large manufactur ers, such as the Coates and Clarks o: Paisley." ' IN THIS NEIQEBOBHOOD. Arthur Tellier was visiting Humbold friends last week. Rev. Marion Murdock of Humbold goes to England soon for a year in Ox ford university. Estherville Republican: C. B. Mat son of Algona was in town yesterday on real estate business Mr. anc Mrs. Samuel Reed of Algona were heri last week visiting their daughter, Mrs L. S. Walker. Emmetsburg Democrat: County At torney Kelly spent Monday at Algona He reports the new opera house in course of erection at that place a promising to be one of the finest in thi section of the state. Emmetsburg Reporter: Jas. Taylo of Kossuth county is. talked of for the democratic nomination for secretary o state and C. L. Lund of the same coun ty .for railroad commissioner. It is no a very good year when Kossuth canno furnish one or two candidates for offlcia positions. Blue Earth Post: Sam Kobs, recent ly with Dearborn & Co., left Mondaj noon for Algona, Iowa, where he has been engaged as salesman for Durdal & Co., in their clothing house. Sam i a good boy and a good salesman and wi recommend him to the trade and socie ty of our sister town over the line. Eagle Grove Gazette: The steam shovel is getting out a good deal o gravel at Irvington pit; it is brough to Eagle Grove and then sent west... S. Resor, late agent at Ledyard has been installed as agent .-at Lawn Hill this week, and the only and origin al J. Z. Benson goes back to his old place at Rolf e. The State Register says: Winke Bros, of Algona have their trotter, By ron Sherman, in training here with a view of breaking Ms record of 2:28i He is under the management of Wm Pettibpne, who says he is in excellen condition and will probably make i record that his home county, Kossuth will have just cause to be proud of. The new lightning pacer, "Flying Jib," is said to be sired by a horse named "Algona." That is the firs time we ever saw the name except as it was connected with this town. It ma; be a misprint, for no such horse ha' been mentioned before. Algona was a name manufactured for the exclusive use of the metropolis of the upper De Moines by Mrs. Asa C. Call, and is as odd as it is pleasant to the ear. The Renwick Times says: In justice to Mr. Dewel, who wrote most of the local items for this paper las' week, we wish to say that the numer ous mistakes were no fault of his. He left Thursday, and a Mr. Quick of Algona came down to do the press work In making up the forms he forgot' to change dates and mixed the Goldfielc items with the Renwick news, which with the other errors left the paper in poor shape. Bode Gazette: A sad accident is reported from Russell switch. R. Faw cett, living near there, sent his 10-year- old son Frank last Thursday night on horse-back for a horse doctor to attend some stock. Although the accidenl was seen by nobody yet the indications are that the horse slipped in turning a corner, and fell, crushing the boy's head under his hip. The horse's hip was stained with blood and the rider must have met his death instantly. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict returned in accordance with the above facts, The funeral occurred at 1C o'clock last Saturday at the residence and he was buried in the cemetery near there. A Bancroft correspondent in the Sioux City Journal tells the following: For some time Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward of Wesley have been having trouble over Mrs. Ward's alleged misconduct. When her two brothers, named Joslyn, came last spring the quarrels were more frequent and violent. Last Saturday Mr. Ward ordered them to leave. They packed their trunks, and at the last moment were bound to have Mrs. Ward accompany them. As she started to go out Mr, Ward closed the door in her face. Both Joslyns then attacted him with knives •ind cut him nearly to death, Mro. Ward during the melee is .said to have iept shouting, "Kill himl kill him!" It is supposed she wanted to pick a quarrel or have her brothers do so, so ;hat she might leave him. The Joslyn brothers and Mrs. Ward were arraigned yesterday and had a preliminary hearing. Mr. Ward bears an excellent reputation. It is thought he will not recover from his injuries. FOB THE STATE PAIK. The Special Train on the Northwestern to Begin Next Monday, The Northwestern special for the statefair will leave Bancroft Monday morning at 4 o'clock, Burt at 4.14, Algona at 4:35, Irvington at 4:46, and Lu- Verne at 5:03. It arrives at Des Moines at 9:40. Leaving Des Moines at 6:05 n the evening it reaches LuVerne at 11:24, Irvington 11:44, Algona 11:57, Burt 12:20, and Bancroft 12:33. The are for the round trip is $3.70. The rains will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The regu- ar trains run as usual, and. tickets are good on all. TfflB GOOfl ROAM A Start Made toward the Improvement of Ottr l*abllc HIehwaye-An Enthusiastic Meeting. The good roads convention at Des Moines was attended by G, H. Peters, L. A. Sheetz and Thos. F. Cooke on behalf of Alg-ona and Kossuth county, There were about 200 delegates repre- setting all portions of the state and including many well-known men. Tho programme included a long list of nd- dresses. Judge Thayer's, though outlining a plan which will take years, if ever, to accomplish, and especially Peter A. Dey's presentation of the ne cessityof thorough drainage, struck the key notes. The discussion speedily developed that each neighborhood had looked at the subject from a local stand point only and that is probably one reason why the convention failed to agree upon and present to the public a shorl creed in statement of principles applicable to the entire state. Another reason for this failure to arrive at some defi' nlte conclusions and put them in such shape that they could be discussed anc made an issue in our next legislative campaign was the presence of a large sprinkling of politicians, who were very radical in their ideas (for the future only) and expressions, but who invariably ended their usually eloquent addresses, in which they took very advanced ground and were roundly cheered^ by advancing the idea thai this business needed to be gone at with a great deal of discretion in order not to alarm the dear people and set them against the movement. Several rathei mild resolutions narrowly escaped being laid on the table by one brighter than the rest moving to refer them to the permanent organization. This was the fate of all offered except those purely formal, submitted by the committee on resolutions, which are given below. A call for all road super visors to stand revealed only three present out of the 7,000 in Iowa. Later one other ownec he held that office. Not an encouraging showing of their interest in improved roads. While it is to be regretted that out of so much talk nothing more definite was evolved the convention was a success and will serve to create and maintain interest in the subject. The permanent organization formed will doubtless be better prepared for the next meeting. The most feasible remedies proposed were for the present, the levying of the county road tax to the limit permitted by the- present law, expending this fund in building and repairing permanent roads only, these roads to be classified and the most important improved first, letting all possible out by contract, collecting all road tax possible in cash, building permanent abutments and bridges as far as possible, drain thoroughly, start doing these things at once, keep doing them, create public opinion and compel the legislature to modify the road laws so they will provide the following changes for the future: Establish a state roads department with a competent engineer in charge, make the county surveyors county engineers to lay out and superintend all highways under the general supervision of the state and board of supervisors, all engineers to pass suitable examinations, regulate the width of tires oi all vehicles according to the load, divide the highways into short sections and let contracts for their being kept in perfect repair at all times, collect all tax in cash, do all work by contract, build all bridge abutments and culverts of stone or iron. We are certainly false to our traditions if we allow this reform to die of inanition and continue to put up with our present apologies for our bad highways. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED. Ex-Gov. Gear read the following, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, The imperfections of the present road laws of Iowa, so far as practical re suits are concerned, are more manifest year by year; and Whereas, The growing demand of a great state, the necessities of its people, the requirements of its greatly increased population, call with an emphasis that means from our great commonwealth a demand for action, a demand for a change in our present road laws that shall make them more forceful, more fruitful of practical results; and Whereas, At a delegate convention of the counties, cities and towns of the state, called to consider the condition of the common roads of the state, 88 counties and 180 cities and towns in all parts of the state are represented by duly accredited delegates; and Whereas. This large delegation is indicative not only of a deep and widespread interest in the subject, but also of profound dissatisfaction with the existing condition of our highways and with the operation of our statutes for the working of roads; and Whereas, It is deemed advisable that steps be taken by this convention thus happily convened, towards continuing the agitation now begun until it shall result in a permanent system of road betterments. Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of this convention that an imperative need of the people of Iowa at this time is the inauguration, at the earliest practicable day, of a thorough and business-like system of road improvement, to the end that so far as the state and its constituent parts can affect the same, the expense of getting the productions of Iowa to market may be reduced u> the minimum. Resolved, That until further legislation can be had, the county associations herein contemplated are recommended to take the following steps: 1. To set on foot a movement, in every awnship in their respective counties, look- ng to the consolidation of the road districts n order that said townships may avail ihemselves of the permissive provisions of chapter 300 of the acts of 1884. 3. To impress on boards of supervisors ,ho desirability of levying the county road 'und tax, provided for in section 1 of the act above mentioned. 8, Where it is apparent the public interest will be best subserved by a larger immediate expenditure upon the road than the levy ibove contemplated, to urge upon the joards of supervisors the propriety of submitting to the people the question of voting i higher levy or the issuance of bonds, for .he purpose of expediting the improvements contemplated. 4. To agitate, in the cities and towns, the question of the propriety of expending money beyond their limits In improving the ilghways leading thereto, under the au- hority given by the statute. Kesolved, That in view of the fact that •ur present system of collection of road tax n labor has been productive only of disap- loiutment, not alone to the general public uterest, but to those in whose immediate nterest it is collected, we therefore favor he collection of all road tax, except poll ,ux, in money. Resolved, That the thanks of this con- •entiou and the people of Iowa are due to udge E. H. Tbayer, ovr worthy chairman, or the earnest and able work in advocacy' of an improved roftd system for Iowa, and also to the gentlemen of the Commercial Exchange of Des Moines for like interest and effort in behalf of this great cause. it was decided to appoint a committee of five on a mass road convention at the state fair on Sept. 1. DEMOCRATIC) STATE OONVENTlOlJ, Candidates are Nained and Platform Adopted-No Fusion Proposed. For secretary of state.... J. H. MCCONLOGUE for auditor of State S. P. VANDYKE For treasurer of State CHAS. RU WGUITZ For attorney general EZRA WILLARD For railroad commissioner W. G. KENT Foreleetorsatlarg^ AT ^ A S B f iflKNCH DISTRICT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOI1S. First—Geo. F. Smith, Keoaauqua. Second—J. B. Richinan, Muscatine. Third—C. F, Covet, Waterloo. Fourth—W. Xi. Eaton, Osage. Fifth—C. C. Shuler, Grundy Center. Sixth—J. R. Buixess, OttUmwa. Seventh—A. S. Funston, Nevada. Eighth—H. S. Dole, Corning. Ninth—W. F. Cleveland, Harlan. Tenth—L. S. Danf orth, Lake City. Eleventh—W. D. Boles, Sheldon. The democrats met in Davenport Thursday in large numbers. W. L. Eaton of Mitchell county was temporary, and T. P. Ward of O'Brien county was permanent chairman, The nomination of J. H. McConlogue of Mason City for secretary of state secured the only man from this part of Iowa on the ticket, VanDyke is from Vinton, Ruw- guitz from Elkader, Willard from Atlantic, and Kent from Fort Madison. John F. Duncombe read the platform. It endorses the national ticket and Gov. Boies. It attributes labor troubles to republican management, demands local option in the liquor traffic in Iowa, wants a single board of managers _for our state Institutions, demands "just and equal" state taxes, wants good roads,' and denounces any society pledged to deprive any man of office on account of religious belief. On the issue of the campaign it says: "We recognize the effort of the popular branch of the congress of the United States to secure reform of the tariff, and we condemn the republican senate for failure to consider measures passed by the popular branch, particularly when the people themselves had declared against the high protective policy represented by the McKinley bill by an overwhelming majority in the election of 1890. The failure of the republican national administration and the republican senate to bow to the verdict of the people at the polls is a denial of the right of popular sovereignty such as was not contemplated by the founders of the republic and such as would not be tolerated in any other civilized country of the globe." OUE PHIL'S GENEROSITY. Counsel Hanna Is Allye In Venezuela — He Gives Needy Revolutionists Good Iowa Bread. The special correspondent to the New York Herald writes from LaGuay- ra, Venezuela, on July 8 and tells how Phil. C. Hanna observed the Fourth of July: In the national capitol in this port and throughout the suburban villages and country settlements there are hundreds of people starving. The families of soldier fathers, whose blood has been poured out on a dozen battlefields to sustain the dictatorship of the triumvirate, are left tb die of hunger. Mothers are bartering their honor for bread or leading grown up daughters into shame that smaller ones at home may eat, and the situation is sad to contemplate. In the midst of all this a happy thought struck Mr. Hanna, the American consul at this port. He bought a few barrels of the best western "flour, "otrii JiMMiE" IN fresh from his Iowa home, and opening a baker shop next to his office, on the morning of July 4, announced that " in celebration of .the independence of the United States" he would feed the poor of LaGuayra and the suburban towns of Laiquitia and Macuto, and present each child with five cents. The idea was as opportune as novel, and met with very favorable comment from the local press. He furnished bread to hundreds upon hundreds of poor families, rationed three companies of government troops stationed in the local garrison, and, report says, afterward dispatched three donkey loads of biscuits over the mountain to some of his needy revolutionary friends. PLEASED WITH ALGONA. Eugene Scliaffter Reports In Eagle Grove That Algona Is Growing. The junior editor was in Algona last week, and was highly pleased with the summer appearance of the city. Of course an Eagle Grover notices trees .he first thing and certainly there were enough of them along the streets and avenues of Algona; the city is beautifully shaded. Some important improvements are being made this year; A. D. Clarke is building a fine bank the material being brick and hewn stone; he is also putting up a double store building. The foundation of the new opera h 9 use has been laid and the ompleted this year. -- .— „„ „. un^ix, three stories hiffh fwA ® ^J™ P° rtlon will occupy all tliis height, from ground floor to roof r«i ?£? a PP°j ntme nts will be first rate. The portion of the building not used as a theatre will be arranged for club rooms. Other business building are contemplated or in course of erec- pn°H\ T in . K that the c % is growing and has business men who keep up with ^JIV ^ also attended Pt $ Tor- Catholic church, the parish than the hasen used during the which twenty At Geo. E. Marblo'8, Burt. We intend to move into our sooo, o where we will have more I heartily thank mv ns n urt i our new store. 35 G EO, E. MARBLE, Burt, Iowa, j> J. Ryan Booked for Duncombe Don't Like pendenco. The republican Fort Dodge gergivesalittleinterestinglnsidepolitu cal Information as to congressional matters in this district ahd says: "At p rea ent the signs point to the nomination of Jimmie Ryan, our own Jimmie, now a resident of Algona. The Kossuth delegation is for him. The Webster county delegation elected Monday will probably vote for him although they are neither pledged nor instructed. There was some talk of getting instruct tions for him, but it was thought better not to risk the bad effect which oppnsi- tion might have, and there Is some latl ent opposition to him here. The only point that anybody sees in the nomination lies in the custota which prevailsof consulting the defeated congressional candidate in the dis- tii-ibution of patronage. If Cleveland should happen to be elected the democratic candidate for congress, even though defeated, would expect to< have, the appointments of the district at hi& disposal. This explains why Jimmie Ryan, although a Webster county bov and the leading candidate for the nomination, gets nojhelp from the Chronicle The subscribers to that paper will have to look elsewhere to learn what Jimmie's chances are. Mr. Duncombe evidently does not think that Jim would be a safe man to distribute patronage Perhaps he fears that in the distribution the Fort Dodge postofflce might so back to Patrick Cain. Anyway it ig plain enough that Mr. Duncombe does not smile on the Ryan move. He may and may not attempt to defeat Ryan. That depends on whether or not he thinks Ryan, with the prestige of having been the candidate, could get between him and the throne. Duncombe flushed with his victory at Council Bluffs, feels pretty solid with, the democratic state and national committees and also has a pretty good pull on Adlai Stevenson. He doesn't think that Ryan under any circumstances could get the patronage away from him. All the same if any other candidate is available at Humboldt next Wednesday Duncombe will be for him and against Ryan. RYAN'S' CONVENTION SPEECH. At the Davenport convention Senator Kent's nomination was seconded by Bro. Ryan in a witty speech. The Leader in speaking,of it says he "delivered a speech that was a gem in its way and proved a source of great merriment to the delegates." Great applause was interspersed and followed its- close, and Kent was a big winner. Mr. ' Ryan said:: Gentlemen of the Convention: In behalf of the delegates of Kossuth county and the democracy of northern Iowa, I desire to second the nomination of Senator Kent. I belong to that portion of the state formerly known as the "slough grass region," where five years ago you could carry on a hay rack the democrats of seven- counties but on account of naturalization; emigration and education, today one half the population of that location belongs to us and the other half are not quite certain that the foreigner pays the tax. The farmer now thinks that a process Which has both hands in his pockets is too severe a test of party Jfealty, and untaxed stimulants sweetened with the syrup of sugar bounty and flavored with the essence of " blocks of five" will not hold him inline for the republicans this fall. Yes, gentlemen of the convention, wherever the worcVof God and the daily press are in circulation, the farmers are voting- the democrat ticket. And the republicans are with us atheart. When they got home fronvthe Minneapolis convention, that convention which is a standing example of what the republicans, would do in order to retain power if they had a force bill to stand on, when they got home they had nothing to say and their faces were too long for publication. But in other respects they looked as if they had been conventionizing. Many people think their gloom was the result of Elaine's defeat, but I think it was because J. Ellen Foster came no near getting a cold water' plank in the republican platform. Tho democrats got back from Chicago smiling, I tell you that J. Ellen Foster or any other man can't make the democrats take water. Water finds its level and we are above it, and we say of the water as we do when wo build a mill, " dam the water." The farmer who was covered with mud ilast spring was certainly in mourning for : the republicans, and if this convention will nominate Farmer Kent we'll malre northern Iowa so red hot for the republicans this fall that it will be necessary for Jerry Rusk to again bring out his rain machine in order to cool them of. A STATE REGISTER REPORT. FORT DODGE, Aug. 19,—It is now pretty well assured that the nominee of the Tenth district democratic congressional convention at Humboldt, Aug. 24, will be J. J. Ryan of Algona, formerly of Webster county. The contest has narrowed clown toatwo-haudedi one between Ryan and William Thompson of Humboldt. Ryan is backed by a ring of the prominent democrats in various parts of this district, whose aim is not so much to elect Ryan, which result is conceded to be an impossibility, but to be in such a position that even if defeated they would be able to control the official patronage in case Cleveland should be elected. Boss Duncombe of this place is not in the scheme and hence some lively opposition from that quarter may be expected. Allerton Used Up, DAVENPORT, Aug. 11,—Allerton, the ' trottor, was shipped to his home at Independence, Iowa, today. It was just two weeks ago today that he was lamed; in his race with Labasco here, and he has been this time recovering sufficient to stand the trip. He went in a special car on a passenger train, with two attendants, and express rates. He is still- lame in his injured leg, but recovering, though his surgeon says he can trot no* more this summer. It is doubtful if he ever touches his record again. Hewill bo kept at Independence, and after this snipped no more. INDEPENDENCE, Aug. 17.—Allerton arrived home this afternoon. The sanguine hopes of many admirers were far froro realized. He is greatly reduce* In flesh and very lanie. His owner has been and still is very reticent on the subject, hut competent judges say there is not a shadow of a hope of his appearing on the turf this year, and if wJ* able to equal his mark next season it' will be a fortunate circumstance. CORN—36 cents delivered on my.farw.* WANTED—A:-, few wen to hay men preferrofl, 8. H.
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