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DEg MQlNEBt ALQONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, ATOUST 81,jm The Upper Des Moines ^ BY INGHAM & WARREN. terms of The Upper Deo Moines: • One copy, one year 11.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. RepBhllcan Conaty Convention. "The republican electors of Kossuth county ll meet In convention on the 16th day of ber, 1892, at 1 o'clock p. m., In court house hall, In Algona, for the purpose of plac- lag In nomination candidates for the following county offices: Oonnty 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. Aleona— Second ward Fourth ward ...... Garfleld LuVerne Foreland Plum Creek Prairie Seneca union .... Wesley YThlttemore Commlttemen. E. TelUer C. M. Doxsee. ........ F. M. Taylor Frank Allen Robert Welter O. A. Potter M. Welsbrod . Ed. Halnes Wm. Goodrich . . . J, Beneston C. B. Hutchlns N. C. Taylor S.C.Platt John Beckman M.J.Mann Frank Benschoter... J. Longbottoin B. F. Smith A. Fisher W. W. Alcorn C. A. Erlckson Henry Curran S. Schneider Wm. Dodds Z. S. Barrett ,. Geo. E. Boyle No. Del. 4 5 3 4 5 2 3 2 0 2 2 o 2 4 2 4 3 4 a i 3 2 o 3 0 2 3 6 4 Township commlttemen are requested to call their caucuses on Thursday, Sept. 15, If convenient. |37~A meeting of the township committeemen Is desired after the convention. Let there be a full attendance. C. M. DOXSEE, County Chairman. •alls for Caucuses. Algona— First ward—At S. S. Sessions' office, Sept. 8, at 8 o'clock. E. Telller, commlttceman Sherman—At the central school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 o'clock p. m. Henry Curran, commltteeman. Garfleld—At Goose Lake school house, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 o'clock p. m. Ed. Halnes, commltteeman. Letts Creek—At the Clarke school house, on Friday, Sept. 0, at 5 o'clock p. m. sharp. N. O. Taylor, commltteeman. Rlverdale—At Stewart school house, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 o'clock. Township officers to DO.named. A. Fisher, commltteem.in. Portland—At Fox school house, Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 o'clock. M. J. Mann, committeeman. Cresco—At J. B. Jones' school house, on Saturday. Sept. 3, at 7 o'clock p. m., to nominate officers. O. A. Potter, committee- township man. Cards 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. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Recorder of Kossuth county, subject to the will of the republican county convention. M. F. RANDAI.II. THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE. J. J. Ryan, the democratic candidate for congress in this district, has been a resident of Algona for some months. He came here from Fort Dodge, where he had just served two terms as county treasurer, and where his political career began, his first election being a victory that was unexpected. He was born in Webster county, is himself responsible for the success he has made in life, is a young man of excellent character and personal habits, and has a gift of mimicry and quick-witted speech which makes him an entertaining talker at all times, and especially at political meetings where something apicy and not too profound is wanted. As to his personal qualifications for congress, it is probably needless to say more than that ho is the equal of such men tea J. L. Woods and others who have been nominated by his party in this and other districts. Neither he nor his friends would think of instituting any comparison in scholarship, experience in public affairs, or ability on the stump between himself and Mr. Dolliver, At about 30 years of age, however, he has made considerably more of a success of life, considering his opportunities, than the average of young men, a fact that need not be obscured or made light of even in a political campaign. It affords us pleasure to be able to thus speak well of the personal character of an opposing candidate, for it insures in the district the sam& clean-cut campaign on the issues which the national contest has developed. Very little that is personal will affect the votes of tke people as between Harrison and Cleveland. Those who believe Jn the policies advocated by either party will vote for the ticket with perfect assurance that safe 19611 have been chosen to administer public affairs. In this district the quaetion is which poli- N cy will affect more beneficially our own immediate interests and the interests of the nation, and no personal disqualification of either candidate can fairly be urged. The UPPER DES MOINES believes that at no time in late years have there been so strong reasons for sustaining the republican party as in this campaign, and it will give its reasons ae the campaign progresses. It believes, therefore, that Mr. Dolliver should be re-elected on grounds of public expediency, to say nothing of the claims upon the district he has made by his brilliant personal career at Washington. But believing this affords us no occasion for disparaging Mr. Ryan, and we hope that the campaign will close in November after a clean and fair contest, which will leave no bitter feelings in Kossuth county «r in the district. ficult at Humboldt to give full vent to their pent up feelings on the binding twine question, and after the regular platform was adopted, insisted on a second resolution on this question. J* J. Wilson read the original declaration of principles which was drawn tip in conventional form, and which emphasized democratic displeasure at Mr. Dolliver's attitude on the twine question. The second platform was decidedly unconventional and as given by the democratic Humboldt Independent is in the following astonishing phraseology: "Resolved, That we dispense with the services of the man who voted against free binding twine and fill his place by a man who favors cheap twine for the man who is compelled to wear a poor coat." We are glad to be able *o report that Mr. Wilson was against this latter declaration, The Huraboldt Republican says: " Hon. J. J. Wilson was disgusted and fearful that It might toe incorporated in the platform or resolutions passed by the convention of which committee he was chairman, he remonstrated, and was only satis- fled when told that it would not be made a part of the platform or would not even be repeated in the minutes of the convention." Mr. Wilson's position was creditable, and argues still for the desirability of the old "wheel horses" occasionally, for not only had the platform covered the ground, but the lack of dignity and literary style of this second declaration make it ridiculous. Between the two platforms, however, it is announced to the district with due emphasis that the binding twine tariff is to.be the issue Mr. Ryan proposes to present. There will be plenty of time before November to consider its merits and to discuss its bearings on agriculture in Iowa and the west, after Mr. Ryan's position is fully announced by himself. At present it is worth while only to conjecture as to whether this campaign is to be pictorial, as it was two years ago. The twine issue was raised then, and gaudy posters were prepared which showed J. L. Woods on a binding machine or near one handing out binding twine to the impoverished farmer, while opposite was Mr. Dolliver in full dress bowing his attentions to the society ladies of Washington. Whether this was considered a paying campaign investment, we are not informed, but if it was we shall doubtless see Bro. Ryan in Mr, Woods' place before November, a coil of twine about his body and tears of commiseration in his eyes. We don't know how this attitude will become our jolly and quick witted candidate, but if the portraits are no better than they were two years ago, he can readily prove a case of mistaken identity after the campaign is over. We would think that those posters of the Woods' campaign and this'second Humboldt resolution would go well together, and prove a very killing campaign document. press my own gratitude, that of the democracy of Iowa M -well f ot this interest of eastern friends *hlch this edfcri males intaifest. I have long believed the most prolific field for the growth of democratic doctrines of tariff reform in this union is to be found in the agricultural states of the northwest, and it gives ine intense pleasure to realize as i do from this movement that leading democrats in other sections are becoming thoroughly interested in the political future of these great commonwealths." Some years ago Col. Henderson made • collection of Gen. Weaver's various de* n«nciations of the democratic party, and read them to him while he was in congress helping the democrats. Now the national democracy have had over 100,000 copies of Col. Henderson's speech printed and are circulating it in the south to head off the Weaver movement. It is no longer a matter of doubt that the people's movement Is likely to break the solid south, and the •democrats are making an aggressive fight. The danger of a general spread of Asiatic cholera is now felt everywhere. Many are dying in various German cities and several cases in the paat week have oc •curred in England, while in Russia the ravages are terrible. Every -effort is being made to prevent its coming to this country. Cholera ran through the United States in the '60s, causing thousands of deaths. It is one of the most contagious .and deadly diseases known and no antidote has been found for it. It may not be generally known but it is true nevertheless that just at present the Sun and World are in a life and 'death contest. The Sun referred to is the personal organ of Chas. A. Dana of New York, and the World in question is the New York paper which is raising a fund to make the western -states democratic. The activity of the World in the democratic cause has given Mr. Dana sufficient excuse for showing up a few small matters such as stealing cablegrams, etc., and New York is the seat of a newspaper contest of no small magnitude. The anxious public will watch with great concern the outcome. For the coming week even the doings at Buzzard's Bay will be lost sight of as all eyes turn to the New Orleans pugilistic encounter. The champions leave their train ing grounds at once for the south. Sullivan starts tomorrow and Corbett goes Friday. Special trains carry the men and the great crowd of sports who will attend. The betting is with big odds in favor of Sullivan. The Blue Earth Post is not far from right when itsays "no credit is duo the Iowa people for their convention to aid in the movement for better roads. In no state has so much money been raised by taxation for road purposes and in no state are there poorer roads. ' Gov. Carpenter of that state 20 years ago in a public address asserted that more money was raised for highways than in the old states of New York and Pennsylvania. Every effort made in the legislature to amend the laws so that the road funds would not be diverted, has thus far proven abortive. It is meet and proper and the bounden duty of those Iowa people to move out promptly in the line of reform." J. E Anderson, peoples candidate for congress, is talking already. He addressed a small audience at Lehigh a week ago. Samuel Gompers, of theAmerican federation of labor says " the strike in the Tennesee coal mines will deal the death blow to the convict lease system, Just as the Homes tead strike dealt the death blow to Pinker- tonism." The State Register adds; "If that statement proves true, and the Register thinks it will, the two strikes named will have gained greater benefits for organized labor than all previous strikes for a quarter of a century." THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Most readers of the September number of the Atlantic Monthly will be first attracted by the beautiful verses addressed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, on his S8d birthday by John Greenleaf Whittier, now in his 85th year. It is fitting that this poem should appear in the magazine of which these two writers are now the oldest and most distinguished contributors. Mrs. Deland's new serial, The Story of a Child, opens the number In the opinion of critics who have read the entire manuscript, it is, in spite of the author's modest opinion of her work, one of the best things to which she has ever put her hand. The opening chapters are to the histor y of an imaginative ,, child, brought up with some rather formal relatives, in the old town which is the scene of some of Mrs. Deland's other stories. The September Scribner contains the unusual number of seven elaboratly illustrated articles. Ex- Minister John Bigelo w, one of the trustees, has therefore now decided to publish in this number of the Magazine, ee;ite ' TheTilden Trus t Library; county convention at Algona last week gave the Hon. J. J. Wilson a very unkindly snub. The Kosauth democrats should not forget J. J.'s services to the patty In the years that ftre gone. Fort Dodge Times: Mrs. Hannah Tellier and daughter of Algona are visiting with McLean and other families in this city. Mrs. Tellieris chaplain of Taylor relief corps, Algona. She was one of the early residents of Humboldt county. The Storm Lake Pilot credits Whittemore to Humboldt county. It then adds: The other day a freight conductor was taken before a justice, nnd fined $10 for blocking a street by leaving a train across the road while switching. This trick should be played oftener. The Bancroft Register say that J. O. Hatch, a former resident of Bancroft, is at Armstrong at work on a three-mile contract building railroad. He has the first three miles east of Armstrong. We learn that the side tracks at Armstrong are on a large scale, over 200 feet wide, the grounds of which are now being worked. The aim and intention of all the contractors and managers Is to have the iron rails laid this fall. Charlie Blanchard's experience in the Black Hills fits him to deal with tough characters in Elmore. Some graders on the new railroad got drunk there a week ago and he arrested them. At first one resisted but the Blue Earth Post says " he resisted the wrong man and was soon taken in. He was brought to Blue Earth City that evening and lodged in jail. The next day he was brought before Justice Sprout and got 10 days in jail." Erametsburg Democrat: David Grier has been engaged for some time making a transcript of the evidence in the celebrated Kidd case of Spencer for the approaching trial which takes place at Algona. The transcript will fill about 600 pages written with a typewriter. It is surprising to notice the names and the letters of many distinguished people who wrote Kidd about the merits of his deathly pills. These letters are now in the possession of the prosecution and will be introduced as evidence against Kidd. Fort Dodge Messenger: Jim Ryan burst out in the late democratic state convention as an orator of the approved convention style. He attended the late democratic national convention at Chicago and took in the measure of the orators and shrewd observations upon the style of oratory that "goes" on such an occasion. The Kentucky orator who spoke for all of the faithful from An- droscoggln to Yube Dam received an ovation that filled Jim's soul with envy and evidently inspired the Davenport effort. Jim spoke and the crowd cheered uproarously. HARMONY AT HUMBOLDT, The Contending Factions Unite About J, J, Byan and Nominate Him for Congress Unanimously. A Double Twisted Resolve on Binding twine—What thft Papers Say of the Candidate From Kossuth. Senator Funk speaks in friendly terms of the democratic candidate for railway commissioner: "Touching elbows with him for months at a time, the writer has found in Senator Kent a strong man, a careful, practical legislator, a broad-minded citizen, and a true friend. But for the fact that he has gone wrong politically, the Beacon would find pleasure in supporting him for any office in sight." Whittier at 85 greets Holmes at 88 in a beautiful poem in the Atlantic Monthly. Two verses are: Thy hand, old friend! the service of our flays In differing moods and ways, " ••- " • follow In our train May prove to those who Not valueless nor vain. Far off, and faint as echoes of» dream, The souga of boyhood seom, Yet on our autumn boughs, unflown with spring, The evening thrushes sing. Sam Clark is responsible for this: " It is said that a South Dakota girl lost a bet of 1,000 kisses on Blaine's failure to get the nomination, and conscientiously paid the same. A re-count was demanded, and rather than be mixed up in a contest she consented. And yet, observes an exchange, women dpn't know anything about politics." What Shall It Be? the facts concerning Mr. Tilden's wishes as to the details .of the plan and unimportant proposal for still carrying put a large part of it by the erection of a library building in the very center of New York. The Last of tho Buffalo, Mr. Geo. B. Cirmneil's article in this number of the Magazine is full of true sportsman's feeling and recals with picturesque vividness the days when the buffalo were found on the great plains in unnumberable thousands. The September issue of Romance is a special French number, more than half of its contents being translated from the French. It is announced that this is the first of a notable series of special numbers of the magazine illustrating tho fiction of different nations. The French number is a remarkable collection of specimens of the best work now being done by that foremost nation in short story writing. Among the authors represented are Alexandre Dumas, Alphonse Daudet, Guy do Maupassant Anatple France, Andre Theuriet, Henri Grevilleand Emile Zola. The selections made from the works of these famous writers are of wide range, exceedingly bright, and of the very best character. Several striking original stories by Ameri- canwrit 0 ™—among them Le °n Mead, Emilie Egan and Charles M. Skinner—give a charming variety to the number An amusing story by the late Mrs. Rose Terrv Cooke is a prominent feature. This magazine is issued by Romance Publishing company, Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York. The price is 25 cents a copy; subscriptions, IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Esthervllle Democrat: Geo. Clarke, Algona's well known lawyer, is attending court here this week. Elmore Post: R. M. Richmond of Bancroft was in town the first of the week look over the improvements made here this spring. Eagle Grove Gazette: The steam shovel in Irvington pit got out 760 cars of gravel last week, which is its best record so far this year, Humboldt Independent: Miss Emma Bucholz and Miss Nellie Sample went ABGO AT HOMESTEAD. Tho Question 18 Will Dr. Hnthaway's Lawyer Get Back For the Libel Suit. As court sets Sept. 24 and the Republican's libel suit comes on again and as Geo. W. Argo is prime mover in it there is some local interest in his connection with the Homestead murder cases. He and W. W. Erwin of St. Paul were interviewed in Chicago last week, and said they would be gone on this trip only two weeks to look the ground over, which would indicate that Argo will be here in time. In talking of their defense of the Homestead laborers Erwin told the News man: "Our mission is gratuitous. We charge nothing for our services in this matter. All we ask is that our necessary expenses be paid. We give our time and energies to aiding the strikers for we think they are oppressed. You want me to give you a history of this move, eh? Well, it came about thus: The idea of my interesting myself in this defense originated atameet- ing of the various workinginen's and trades assemblies held in St. Paul in July. Later I was asked about the matter and said I would be glad to do all I could for the suffering laboring men in the Pennsylvania courts if my expenses there should be paid. I insisted that if' I went Argo of Sioux City must go, too. I regard Argo as a ten-gun battery, so to speak, believing him the ablest man at the bar I have ever known. He raises the dust when he goes in; I fight in the clouds, trying to keep in sightof him as well as I can. He was telegraphed to and immediately donated his services and our proposition was accepted by the trades unions and the assemblies of the northwest, after correspondence was had with President Weihe of Pittsburg of the Amalgamated association. The St. Paul assemblies voted to raise $2,500 to pay our expenses. That the sum might be the joint contribution of all St, Paul is to give $1,000, Minneapolis $1,000 and Duluth, The democratic congressional convention was held at Humboldt Wednesil*y and J. J.Ryan "though swearing he would ne'er consent, consented." He was nominated by a big vote, and amidst great enthusiasm, to judge from appearances, for among his most ardent supporters was John F. Duhcoinbe, and J. J. Wilson in behalfjof Kossuth spoke earnestly in his favor. He make one of his rattling speeches in accepting, and harmony seemed spread about like molasses around a leaky barrel. THE UPPER DBS MOINES gives all the news and as the resolutions adopted are news we give them entire. In the formal declaration the assembled democracy resolved: That the democracy of the Tenth congressional district of Iowa hereby endorse the platform and nominations of the national democratic convention of June last, held in Chicago and of the last state convention at Davenport. That we condemn Congressman Dolliver's action in supporting high protective tariff taxation, and refusing to support measures of the present house of representatives in relief of the people, for supporting the force bill, and for his failure to vote for the bone fit of the farmers of this district by putting binder twine on the free list That we pledge our untiring, earnest support of the democratic party and pledge our best efforts to elect the nominee of this congressional covention. Tho resolutions were read by J. J. Wilson. • These were supplemented with the following to sort of bind things: Resolved, That wo dispense with the services of the man who voted against free binding twine and fill his place by a man who favors cheap twine for the man who is compelled to wear a poor coat. The man who favors " cheap twine" for the man who has to wear a " poor coat" is our own James of course. The State Register has the following report of part of the proceedings: A motion was made to nominate Ryan by acclamation, when,that little gentleman bobbed up and fiercely announced that if he "had time" he wouldn't fear J. P. Dolliver, but he couldn't give all his time and would rather see some one named who could. Then the fireworks began. C. W. Maher, John F. Duncombe, John Doud, Jr., and John Breen of Webster all favored Ryan and denounced Dolliver in various degrees of vulgarity and profanity. Thompson, Lange, Wilson and Bullock joined in. Ryan's remarks consisted of the old worn-out song. "The Tariff is a Tax," with variations of Irish wit, in the use of which he is an adept. His most advanced and positive declarations for absolute free trade, " tariff for revenue only, to buy when, where and with whom we please," were received with applause. But there was silence when he followed this doctrine to its legitimate conclusion and said the time had come when " the farmers must cease to contribute to the wages of men who do not work for them"—that is, the wages of laborers in the protected industries must, in Mr. Ryan's avowed opinion, come down. Ryan also defended the Homestead murderers and characterized reciprocity as a three shell game. No mention was made or thoughts en- f*.AY*f.£l \r\eir\ r\f /imtn*-. ...Jj.1. j_l__ i • that the distifcguUhed engineer w, hate been a man of one idea oe tn i a popular phrase, something of ao™!f aftfe same time'it is at aorank, can be huilt with moderate cost to successfully stand heaw whether on rail or on The crudest forms of road making ] some methods for surface drainai you will probably find nowhere the state any attempt at road bullflw that does not make some provision f carrying off the water that falls n, the surface. This is Well, but it is sufficient. There inust be in calities sub-drainage or nwnv provision fa the removal of the water that tratea below the surface, and if to remain softens the entire above it. I can possibly make the e~n- clearer by again referring "to *«-- ^ gineef above alluded to." He illustrated the necessity and import ance of thorough drainage by placing- a' loaf of sugar in a pan with water, and although the loaf was 12 inches hhrh and the water but one inch deep in tie pan, in a few hours the water had reached the highest point and the loaf was dissolved. What was true to thn sugar is, to a limited extent, true 'of every earth embankment not formed'of material such as rock, gravel, or sand thut. Hi-nina Uoolf n^« .... 8aD ? drains itself. The water and with the people's by ridicule on all St. Cloud, Winona and to fill in $500." Rochester are tertained of fusion party. It was met sides. A FORT DODGE OPINION. Fort Dodge Messenger: Jimmy Ryan's withdrawal didn't go, whatever his intentions were about it. He wanted it and played for It and nobody else in the 14 counties did want it. After he got fairly before the district as a candidate he announced he had changed his mind—that he didn't want it Whether Jim was in earnest or only flirting it was too late. The district nad found a man who would take it and there was no escape for him except by suicide or removal. . At Humboldt Wednesday an informal ballot was taken which yielded eight votes for Bill Thompson and 91 for Ryan. John Duncombe mado a speech for Jim, which showed that the patronage question had been settled between them. After the informal ballot Ryan was nominated by acclamation. Jim was present ana made a free trade speech ing. ' moisturo will permeate the material of which it is composed, and unless somn method is devised to carry it off the embankment becomes more or lesssatu- rated and yields under the pressure of heavy traffic. Whenever it is possible the water level should be kept three feet or even more below the road and to insure this culverts and ditches mav be profitably made. Drainage always requires attention, and may be kept un iT moderate expense. Experience shows that nothing in road makine pays so well. ° With thorough sub-drainage the frost has but little effect upon your roadway and the traffic-but slightly disturbs it The subject of sub-drainage is not a new one in this state. It seems like threshing over old straw to- discuss it when tile ovens are scattered over- most of the older counties of the state and almost every farmer knows that the slough and wet places reclaimed by the use of drain tile are the most valuable and productive parts of his land. The application where necessary of tile for draining, the highways will be followed with equally satisfactory results. Side ditches and moderately rounded surfaces for carrying off the water will answer in many places, but no one who- has crossed our valleys and seen the- deep ruts on the narrow embankment leading to our culverts and bridges but will agree with, me that something more and deeper down is needed. I have specially desired to call attention to the subject of drainage as I regard it as the foundation of the whole system and believe that no road can be successfully built and maintained where it is disregarded. When the roads are thoroughly drained whatever more is done will be effectual. Our attention as a people has been called to the ne- cesity of better roads by the experience of the last two- winters and springs when for nearly five months In each year in a largo portion of the state the roads off the pavements, have been almost impassable for loaded teams. accopt- THE NATIONAL ENOAMPMENT. The Coming Grand Army Meeting at WaahliiKtou-Wliat Iowa Is Go- Ing to Do. L. R. Train, district commander,, sends out a circular giving some particulars about the coming trip to Washington. He says: On the 13th. day of September all the railroads of the country will commence selling excursion tickets to Washington, and. never again will such an opportunity- present itself for seeing the national capital. Soldiers will have an opportunity of meeting comrades which they will never have again; and citizens will have an opportunity of seeing the greatest gathering of soldiers they will every have again, in addition to all the- other attractions which cannot be sum- HE WAS FOOLING. LeMars.Sentinel: ^ Dolliver is making havoc among serious ante-convention The News says: "Lawyer Erwin, familiarly dubbed at his home * The Pine Tree of the North,' from his gigantic stature, is a distinguished looking man of about 45, and was dressed very unpretentiously in a black suit, surmounted by the legal white hat. Geo. W. Argo is a man in the prime of life, about 40 years old. He has a voice soft at a woman's but his massive jaws and Roman nose have nothing feminine Gov. Boies has consented to assist in distributing the New York World's fund raisedUo carry the western states, which now uiuounte to $31,849. He writeu: "I begjto assure you that I shall be most happy to b\pf service in »uy munner within my powenJn advancing the purpose of the gentlemwWho have so generously un- I dertaken this jmovoiBent. I wa»t to Irvington and Alerona last Friday for a week's visit with friends in that vicinity. State Register: Hon. J. C. Cook of Webster city is in the city en route home from Colfax whore he has been testing the water for a serious case of rheumatism. Spencer Reporter: H, A. Sessions and daughter of Algona were at S. J. Green's. Mr. Sessions has control of an extensive tombstone business in northwest Iowa for a Milwaukee firm. Our old-time LuVernite, John Conners, went to the Davenport convention. The Livermore Gazette reports him as saying that crops look better here than about them. This case is likely to give Argo and ,, _ • —--»-«»j«j t-*ivi\j\j mu\jiit£ the-democratic candidates for congress in the Tenth district. They are dron- pingout of the race with alacrity to escape the nominating lightning. The last one to decline is the gifted and elo- I S? h _..?™ t ?_p of Algona, J. J. Ryan, will not Erwin more fame than their Haddock case, and Argo will come to Algona with considerable renown. Hurt Uooms With the Rest, Bancroft Register: The writer here- Per anywhere in the state. BINDING TWINE RESOLUTIONS, •Our democratic friends found it dif Palo Alto Reporter: The democratic MACHINE pil at Lapgdpa & Hudson's of, with family, spent last Sunday in Hurt. This town, since the erection of the co-operative creamery, has been making steady advancements. Some of the buildings that have been put up within the past few months are a neat bank, a large addition to the lifayhew hotel; Peck's large hotel, a restaurant, several large and commodious hay barns, and a meat market. Besides these they are building a large four- room school house, several fine residences. Jno. Kerr is building an addition to his hardware, their postofftce was recently refitted throughout, work on Marble's double store is progressing, and the Howard that is to build a large elevator at this place, has lumber on the ground for an elevator at that place. He says positively he is not and be "m it." A DEMOCRATIC OPINION. FortDodgeChronicle: TheMesseng- er is terribly wrought up over the discouraging outlook tor Congressman Dolliver's return to congress, and has fif * ^ 2:tt ac k °f °°ld shivers, for fear tftat J, J, Ryan may receive the democratic nomination for congress.. The light of past experience has evidently stamped itself indelibly upon the mind «L™ Agency ring* and the Mes- fnr?nf,'n* D f Jlram y 8 thousand majority for county treasurer has never c * to be a nfohtmare to the Dolliver quers. There is one thins• thT senger cnn paste InTts £?«*?that is' rJ' J> R y an receives the nomination at home. will be elected to reman DBAINA6E WANTED. In HI. t ° f railr °ads, it is that an eminent English engineer replied as follows to questions put hl n by his board of directors: First what the the cost of operatingour roads? er feet your drainage." Second ^ * * marized, and which will fill the mind of every citizen attending full to overflowing every day for three week, without completing the rounds. The state band (50 pieces,) has been engaged to accompany the Iowa delegation, and lead it in the grand parade, btaff officers have been detailed each train across the state,, to Chicago, and thence to Washington, to look after the wants and comfort of the Iowa people, and everything possible has been done to make the trip pleasant and profitable. Every post should be represented. Canvass the matter immediately. If there are those who do not feel quite able to go, but would with a little assistance, chip in and send them on. It is important that there may be as many as possible in line at Washington. An object lesson in patriotism in that city at this time will be of great nation- . albenefit. THE SOPBANO KNOCKED OUT. Tho Fat Ladjr Who Sung In Algoan- Suffers an Accident. The following dispatch from Alta dated Aug. 18 gives an interesting item, of news concerning a company which sang here a few weeks ago: Glazier's Carolinians, a traveling colored troupe,, gave a concert last night at the Presbyterian church. Just before the opening one of the men had some words with the lady soprano singer behind the cur-tain-which, were shortly afterward followed by. screams. It was announced to the audience that the lady had met with an accident and would be unable to take part, but after the performance was over it developed that a^ genuine fight had taken place, the lady receiving several cuts on the mouth. -l he parties were arrested and had ft* neaping before the mayor, who fine& the man $10 and costs for assault an* disturbing the peace. Harvest Excursion Tickets. , ° n Tuesday, Aug. 30,. and Sept. 27, •n V 8 P ecial harvest excursion ticket^ win be sold at one lowest first class fare lot 1 the round trip, as follows: To" Wftdenu, Minn., and points west there- oi to points in Kansas, Nebraska, Colo-" rjiao. Wyoming, Uttthj. Tennessee' 1 Mississippi, etc.

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