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MOItfMS: ALGONA, IOWA, The Upper Des Moifles. BY INGHAM & WARREN. tat-ms of The Upper DCS Molnes: One copy, ono year ........................ M-gO One copy, Six months. ..................... '" One copy, three monthH .......... . ........ *° Bent to nnynddrcBS fit above rates. Bemlt by draft, money order, express order, orpostnl note nt otir rlslt. Rates of advertising sent on application. Kcpnlillciin Comity Convention. The republican county convention of Kos- euth county will be held at court house hall In AlRonft on Friday, .Tilly 31, IBM, nt 1 o'clock p. m., at which time there will be selected fourteen delegates to the representative convention atBrltt, AIIR. 4, 18f>] ; also fourteen delegated to attend the m;natorla1 convention In this district, yet to be called. The basis of representation will be the same ns that nt the last re- jnibllcan county convention. The Various wards and townships will be entitled to «gatos as follows: Township. Com. Vote. iFlTHt ward ........ Gardner Cowles. .05 Second ward ..... H. F. Hoed . • • M • . • »|J Third ward ....... .T. 13. WlnUul ...... 4 Fourth ward ..... K. H. Clarke ...... 70 Hurt ................ John KBIT ........ 73 IJuffalo .............. It. L,. Lamoreux . . 84 Cresco .............. O. A. Potter ...... »() Fenton .............. M.Welsbrod ...... 8.1 German ............. H. Jsonbergcr . ... 84 Greenwood ......... 8. Mayno ......... H7 Garneld ............ M. Hayes . ....... 1. Hebron ............. A. Ooodrlch . ..... 1 Harrison ........... .John Hongston . . 1(1 Jrvlngton .......... A. L. Helton ...... / 1 l,ottB Creek ......... N. 0. Trylor ....... 10 LuVerne ............ I. P. Harrison .... Oil Portland ............ K. llacon . ........ 5H I'lum Creek ........ Frank Pane ..... 150 Prairie .............. .T. Longbottom. . . 4 niverdalo .......... M. O'Rourko ...... 37 Kivmsay ............. K. A. Howe ....... OS Souoca. ............ W.W. Aleorn....:i2 Swoa ................ C. A. Erlckson. . . .41 Sherman ............ a. M. Parsons.... 88 Union ............... 8. S. Patterson... 5!J Wesley .............. E. llacon ......... 1)8 Whittemoro ........ -- . • .05 del- Del. 4 4 M 4 4 8 3 Total number of delegates HO 13. F. KBBD, County Chairman. Republican Senatorial Convention. A delegate convention of the republicans of the Forty-seventh senatorial district will be lield at Kmmotsburg, Iowa, on Friday, Aug. 7, 1801, at 11 o'clock n. m., for tho purpose of selecting n candidate for senator from said district. The basis of representation will be one delegate from each county and one for each 100 votes and fraction over 50 cast at the last state election for W. M. McFarland for secretary of state. Tho counties will bo entitled to tho following number of delegates : V OTrtlBi Clay ................................ l.j>j| Dickinson .......................... gno Kminot .............................. , »HO KOBBUth .............................. l.^jj Palo Alto ........................... . 880 Del. 11 7 7 14 I) Total number of delegates ....... . 48 F. M. IJAHNAitn, Clay. 13. F. RKKD, Kossuth. F. W. WKATK, Palo Alto. H. Jj. GOOUHIOII. Ulcklnson. JNO. M. UAIIKHH, Emmot. Republican Keiti'CHP.nt-ntlvo Convention. A delegate convention of the republicans of the 84th representative district will be held at Brltt, Iowa, on Monday, Aug. 4, at 1 o'clock D. in., to nominate a candidate for representative from said district. The ratio of representation will be ono delegate for each county and ono for each ono hundred votes and fraction over llfty cant for W. M. McFarland for secretary of state at the 18(10 state election. Tho countleH will bo entitled to the following number of delegates: Hancock, 803 votes, 10 dole- Bates; Kosmilh, ISHfi votes, 14 delegates. 13V order of the representative committee. * K! J. I3LAIR, Hancock Co. 1). F. U1513D, Kossuth Co. ,. v Hepnlillcau Primaries. •'lPona'J J ANi>—At the Fox school house, Thurs• ftay ( .July !10 at 4 o'clock. Ernest bacon, coin- WmTTEMOHK—At tho school house In Whittemore, on Thursday, July MO, at 8 p. in. N. Xi. Cotton, commlttuoman. LOTTS CUKBK—At the Archer school house, Wednesday, July !•'», at 4 p. in. N. 0. Taylor, commltteoman. 13UUT—At the Hurt school house, Wednesday, July 20, at 4 p. in. John KBIT, commltteeman. KIVKUDALM—On Thursday, July HO, at 4 p. in., nt tho Stewart school house. A. Fisher, comiuittoeman. UNION—At the Frlnk school house, Thursday, July 30, nt 7 p. in. S. D. Patterson, com- initteeman. GAK1T1KI..U—At tho Goose Lake school house, Thursday, July ilO, at 8 p. in., to select delegates to convention of July III, and tho next imo, yet be called. M. Hayes, committoeinnu. arose till personal quarrels gave occasion, and until the very slavery he had forewarned against turned Calhoun from a Jeffersonian republican to a secessionist. So long as Calhoun followed Jefferson he favored a tariff, internal improvements, and with Henry Clay, led what would have been called tho republican party. When he parted with Clay he parted with Jefferson, and in 1861 tho Joffersonians of the Clay and Jackson wings came together and elected Lincoln. It iH idle to claim that Jefferson regarded the constitution as we regard it. Henry Cabot Lodge, in his life of Webster, says truly: " When the constitution was adopted by the votes of the states at Philadelphia and accepted by the votes of states in popular conventions it is safe to say that there was not a man in the country from Washington and Hamilton on the one side to George Clinton and George Mason on the oth' or who regarded the now system as anything but an experiment entered upon by the states and from which each and every state had a right peaceably to withdraw, a right which was very likoly to bo exercised." The regard for tho constitution as tho only government possible was a growth. It came with years and was at lost fixed by war. That Jefferson was ahead of his contemporaries is unlikely. But that he directly or indirectly was disloyal to the constitution, that ho ever failed to exert his powerful influence in its behalf, that ho over failed in his anxiety to strengthen the government and to make it such an embodiment of liberty under efficient national control as would for all time be a monument to the wisdom of its founders, is silly twaddle. To all such detraction should be quoted tho eloquent tribute of Henry Clay, who certainly was no secessionist, and who in his eulogy said of tho " Sage of Mon- ticollo:" " Neither his retirement from public office nor his eminent services, nor his advanced age can exempt this patriot from the coarse assaults of party malevolence. Sir, in 1801 he snatched from the rude hand of usurpation tho violated constitution of his country, and that is his crime. He preserved that instrument in form, and subsistence, and spirit, a precious inheritance for generations to come; and for this he can never bo forgiven. How vain and impotent is party rage directed against such a man. Ho is not more elevated by his lofty residence upon the summit of his favorite mountain than he is lifted by the serenity of his mind, and the consciousness of a well spent life atiove the maliffnant passions and bitter feelings of the day." IN THIS NEi<JHBOBH00D. THE CROPS AND ffiLY 20, 189L Tho LoMars Sentinel, discussing Senator Funk, says: "The Algona UPPER DES MOINKS very wisely says that the people of that senatorial district should make tho decision as to who shall represent them. 1 ' AND .SKCHSSION. After nearly a hundred years of debate over the political influence and porson- nl character of Thomas Jefferson, and at n time when a number of our leading historical writers, such as Alexander Johnston, John Fisko, Henry Adams, etc., have substantially agreed upon his proper place, the Sioux City Journal announces llwt ho was a secessionist, and implies that ho was tho real father of tho whole secession movement. .The evidence thus far intoducod wo believe consists of a letter written in tho time of tho "alien and sedition" controversy. It is generally a fruitless and uninteresting task to go over tho old straw of worn-out controversies, but this conclusion of tho Journal's is so apt an illustration of a historical conclusion •jumped at from a single wisp of information that it is really noteworthy. I'Yom all tho evidence it has or can secure it might as well charge the supreme court with secession sympathies for some of its late states' rights descis- ions. All that Jefferson deliberately urged on this question in his career as statesman, and wo might almost add all that ho said in tho heat of excitement, has boon incorporated into law by judicial decisions, and is tho common thought of tho people. He not only \urged tho adoption of tho constitution, endorsed tho body which drafted it, but Jrom his temporary homo in Paris approved all its essential provisions, and afterwards secured tho addition of tho amendments which constitute the American bill of rights. Ho opposed .slavery on tho express ground that it would cause division and ultimate disunion. A more remarkable political prophesy docs not exist than he made us he saw slavery separating the people on geographical linos. But the Journal's quibblo turns on the contest at the time of tho alien and sedition excitement, when froo speech was being muzzled by an undue assumption of authority. The verdict of tho jury of the vicinage should settle that. The alien and sedition party wont into permanent retirement, and JolTorson was not only entrusted with the keeping of the constitution, but left tho impress of ' statesmanship so deep upon public thought that no now political) party J. Fred Meyers is traveling in Germany, and writes to the Review as follows: " We repeat that tho bread question is becoming serious. While the government has thus far resisted the pressure for abolishing the customs duties, as breadstuffs rise in tho market tho people begin to feel tho direct effects, and these are stronger than abstract arguments. We believe that a proposition for reciprocity, based on a special treaty for the admission of certain German products, would now receive careful attention. All Germany feels the pressure of tho McKinloy bill, though exports to the United States have not been as seriously diminished as was predicted. But tho truth has been manifested that manufacturers, rather than lose a foreign market, miilce concessions in price, and the poor operatives, who work in knitting factories and who manufacture toys, are compelled to produce more at a less rate, notwithstanding tho higher bread pi-ices. Should there be only a partial harvest failure Germany will pass through a grave crisis." _ The Dos Moines Daily Capital says: " Abo Funk ought to be his own successor in the Iowa senate," Estherville Republican: A. G. Metzgar wants to buy or build a residence here this fall. Eagle Grove Gazette: Misses Edith and Erma Clarke of Algona are visiting at the J. C. Heckart residence. Emmetsburg Democrat: D. W. Burlingame is erecting a residence on his lots one block north of the public school building. Blue Earth Post: Dunlap Bros, have a force of thirty teams at work securing hay hear Ledyard. They receive $9 per ton on tracki Estherville Democrat: Miss Minnie Neville returned from Algona Tuesday evening, where she has been visiting with the family of Mr. Metzgar. Spencer News: Owing to increase of business Mr. Zahh found it necessary to engage a first class man, so has secured the services of Charlie Quick of Algona. A Clear Lake correspondent writes: Miss Carrie Colburn of Algona was a guest last week in the homes of her brothers, Mr, Amos and Francis Colburn of this place. She departed last Wednesday for the home of her parents in Ellijjgton. , Livermore Gazette: Invitations are out for the marrioge of our townsman, P. R, Grose, to Angie Hunt of Bancroft, to take place August 4 at Bancroft, Iowa. These worthy people are both well known in these parts, and all will be interested in their welfare. Spirit Lake Beacon: Rev. P. H. Eighmy, formerly M. E. pastor here, and Brother Platt of the News, both of Lu Verne, Kossuth county, called this morning Mrs. Mary Carter of Algona, and Mrs. W. A. Preston and two daughters of Elkader are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Carlton. Mrs. Carter is an aunt and tho other ladies sister and cousins of the Carlton brothers. Webster City Freeman: The air has been full of rumors for some time past that a new passenger train was to be put on the line of the Northwestern, passing through this city; that a radical change in the time card was to take place, and other things too numerous to mention. Station Agent Doak informs The Freeman that nothing definite has been decided upon by the railroad officials. Webster City Tribune: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wickwire and Mr. F. A. Bronson of Bancroft, Iowa, leading business men of that town, were guests of the G. H. Daniels and S. H. Miller families for a couple of days this week Mrs. Judge Cook and daughter Mabel leave in a few days for a summer's visit in the east. During their absence the judge will go to the Arkansas hot springs in hope of finding relief from rheumatism, with which he has been painfully afflicted for the past three months. Mason City Republican: This is a gala week for the members of the Glass family and their relatives. They are holding a family reunion at Clear Lake. Thirty-three members of the family and their relatives are present—being nine-tents of the entire number. They are the following gentlemen, all accompanied by their families: Geo. Lye of Mt. Vernon, W, , F. Warner of Postville, Rev. W. Whitfield of Sioux City, W. H. Glass of Lu Verne, Minn., Rev. R. C. Glass of Sioux City, T. G. Russell of West Superior, and Hon. John D. Glass of this city. They have a large number of tents, with boats and the like at their disposal, and occupy a very pretty location on Sirrine's point. The weather is about perfect for camping purposes and tho reuuion is quite a success. Harvesting is Well Under Way, and Crops in the Northwest Be All Bight. Last Week's Storm and the Damage tt Did in This County—Chefokee Again Flooded. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Harvest has begun this week everywhere, and small grain is practically past injury. In Kossuth the crops wjjll be large. Flax looks better than It ever has, and the acreage is much larger than ever before. Wheat, oats, barley and rye are good and the acreage is immense. Hay, both tame and wild, are better than for years, while corn is said to be by visitors* fully up with the average of the state. Below we give items of news which show that the harvest over the world will not be big, and the prospect of high prices again this fall is bright. The State Crop Report. In the southern and central districts spring grain is mostly harvested and threshing has begun. In the northern districts harvesting is in progress. Making due allowance for damage by rust, lodging, and insects, with favoring conditions for securing the crops, the state will this year produce at least an average amount of hay, oats, barley, flax, wheat, and potatoes. Pasturage is unusually good. Corn is late, and to make an average crop must have warm weather throughout August and the larger part of September. The Prospects Abroad. The London Times of July 20 summarizes the harvest prospects of the world as follows: In Russia there is a grave deficit, the peasantry is starving, and there is small hope of relief. In India there is serious anxiety; a lamina prevails over a considerable portion of the country. Madras, Rajpootana, and the Punjab are the worst sufferers. There is drougth in Bengal, and the need of more rain is urgent. Bombay alone promises a good harvest. The American harvest will be good in quality and amount; but with the failure oi the Indian and Russian supplies it is ol the utmost importance that the English crop shall not be short. The prospect on the whole is good. Russia's Crop a Failure. A St. Petersburg dispatch of July 20: The newspapers have been warned not to print anything concerning the scarcity of breadstuffs, and the corn dealers have been ordered to make offers o: wheat, oats, etc., to the chief officers ol the army, and at the same time to quote the lowest possible figures at which it will be possible for them to sell. By an imperial order speculation in grain in any form must be reported to the minister of justice, who is empowered to deal with the matter and to impose extraordinarily heavy sentences on the offenders. Injured by Storms. The Wesley Reporter gives the par ticulars of a bad storm last week Tues day: During the heavy storm las Tuesday John Ward's hay barn at thii place was struck by lightning and. burned to the ground with all its con tents. About two cars of baled hay and barley were not injured in the least. This morning's report caused a little stir in some local financial circles. It is also reported that the data which holds back water for the Milwaukee shops at Sanborn went out by the heavy pressure, and that the company is in a bad way for water. This morning's Central train was six hours late owing to the dangerous condition of the new bed just put in since the recent flood. At Waterloo the report was: A very severe storm of wind and rain passed over Iowa this morning about 3 o'clock. A.t this place three and one-half inches E rain fell in about two hours. West E here, oh the Illinois Central, the iorm was very severe. During the torm this morning a large new barn ear Cedar Falls belonging to C. A. iound was struck and destroyed, to- ether with 140 tons of hay and a umber of farming implements. The oss is about $6,000, with $1.600 insur- nce. Reports from this ana adjoining ounties state that the oat crop is badly odged, the result of the storm. A Ruthven special for Palo Alto and Jlay counties was: A heavy wind and ain storm passed through this section ast night. The rainfall was 1.75 inch- s. Most of the small grain is laid to he ground. QUEER CASE AT LIVEEMOEE, Lafo Young, who attended the editors' mooting at St. Paul, is authority for thlsstory: "The editors arrived in St. Paul before all the Christian Endeavor young people had gone away from Minneapolis, and it is said that one of tho Missouri editors mot one of tho Christian Endeavor young men wearing the beautiful yellow badge of the endeavor, with the words " Missouri for Christ" on the badge. The editor from Missouri spoke and assured him that ho was mistaken; that Missouri was for Cleveland." Tho Sioux City Journal says: " Tho people of the United States do not want political union with Canada, and they won't have it. Each country is better off under a separate government. Certainly the United States is big enough in territory, and its population is already suflioiently mixed. But if Canada will consent to a reciprocity arrangement which is advantageous to the United States, Unit is another tiling." Scvibner's Magazine for August is a fiction number, and contains five complete short stories by Thomas Nelson Page, T. R. Sullivan, A. A. Hayes, Annie Elliot, and John J. a'Becket. Four of the stories are illustrated, each by an artist chosen for his skill in doliniating special characters and incidents which are the features of the tale. Albert Lynch, the famous French illustrator, W. L. Metcalf, Charles broughton, and W. L. Taylor are the artists whose work adorns these stories, producing a variety and delicacy of illustration seldom seen in a single issue of a magazine. This number also contains a long opening instal- ment of the new serial, "The Wrecker," by Robert Louis Stevenson and L, Osborne. . The Atlantic Monthly for August has two notable features besides the serial stories by Mrs, Cathorwood and Mr. Stockton. Henry James contributes an admirable short story entitled '^The Marriages," which will delight his army of admirers-; and Mr. John C. Ropes, who is peculiarly strong in writing on military subjects, has an excellent paper on Gen. Sherman, awarding him groat but not undiscriminating praise, -*-f- The frontispiece by George Wharton Edwards and the poem by Helen Gray Cone are excellent examples of dainty work for old and young alike. While excellent in technique, each lias the force and cleverness which go to make good work also popular. Among the more attractive titles in! tho index we select "Tho Crowded Children of Europe," by Charles K, Backus, an account of Wilhelraina of Holland, Alphou- so of Spain and Prince Alexander of Servia, with photographs. -*••*Tho Century for August has a double frontispiece cousisting'of portraits of portraits 'of tho emporor and empress of Germany 4o accompany a candidly-written paper of personal interest, by Poultney Bigelow, on the Gorman emperor, being a sketch of the flrst three years of s his reign, in which, in general, a favorable view is taken of tlie accomplishments of the new emperor, whom the writer considers a successful " business manager of a practical political corporation." The paper is also illustrated with sketches of the winter and summer residences of the emperor, the th roue-room, the white salon in which parliament is opened, etc. The Codar Rapids Republican says tho results of Donnelly's visit to Iowa will bo written in ciphers. Chief Justice Fuller was out at Tacoma last week, and expressed his opinion on tho presidential contest. Ho said: " There is a groat deal of talk about Blaino in the oast as a presidential candidate, and the man from Maine is plainly the leader of the party. Harrison's administration has been successful, but 1 bolievo a groat deal of its popularity is duo to James' G. Blaiue. He is a remarkable man, and it would not surprise mo to see Blaine and Cleveland the THE CONTEST WAXES HOT, The Political Trojans At-e in the Field, with Their Jackets Off and Sleeves Boiled Up. The Question of Winners Yet a Matter of Doubt—Political Points from Neighboring Towns. For n District Fair. Tho northwest townships of Kossuth are joining Emmet in a fair association, if the following from the Vindicator is correct: Last week attorney C. W. Criui was culled over to Armstrong Grove on business that will deeply interest all enterprising Esthervilleites. It was for tho purpose of drawing up articles for the organization of the Emmot District Agricultural society. The officers of the society are: R. Hoswell, president; M. Richards, vice president; Goo. Stewart, treasurer; Ben. Cannon, secretary; C. B. Muthews and others, directors. The two townships in Kossuth county joining Emmet county are leaders of the next great political battle." I to be taken into the organization. one car of loose hay, one hay press four horses and one top buggy belong ing to Butts & Ward were in the bar at the time. Also one horse belongini to J. D. Breen. The lightning strucl about the center of the barn, and it i thought four of the horses wer killed by the shock, and th other, after making a great effort to es cape, was suffocated and fell just outside the barn. The building belonged to J. S. Gallagher, and was worth about $500, no insurance. Mr. Gallagher considers himself lucky, as a short time ago he had two or three thousand dollars worth of farm implements stored in the barn, but he had moved them all away except a few articles of little value. 'Two disc harrows belonging to J. C. Young of Cedar Rapids went up in flames. The total loss will reach about $2,000, with comparatively no insurance. The storm 'was one of the worst ever witnessed in this locality, and such a display of electricity we never saw be'fore, 'Considerable damage was done to crops as well as the killing of stock in different parts. Crops Destroyed, at Des Moines. The State Register reports last week Tuesday's-storm and says: The heavy rain and hard wind of last Tuesday •night virtually destroyed the heavy oat 'crop in the region around Des Moines and it is probable that they were equally destructive over a considerable portion of the state, A very few farmers had harvested a portion of their oats but the loss can be said to be generally almost total, and to aggregate millions of dollars if the storm was as severe over central Iowa as it was in this vicinity. It will be a severe disaster to the farmers and a serious loss to the general business of the state. Cherokee Again Flooded, The storm of last week Tuesday swept the western country, and a Cherokee special is, Another heavy rainfall acornpanied by terrific thunder and vivid lightning, almost rivaling that of the 23d ult., occurred at this place Tuesday evening. Railroad creek rose to within two feet of the highest point attained in the great flood. Great piles of lumber, representing all that was left of the homes ruined in the flood of a month ago, which had been gathered together to be utilized in the erection of new homes, were swept away, carrying before them the trestle just erected over the stream across Union street. The Storm at Other Places. A Sheldon report is: The heaviest rain of the season fell last Tuesday night. The report was around this morning that the crops had been almost destroyed, but farmers say there is I nothing in it whatever. The wheat . II. Lynn looses Track of Himself mid Turns Up lit Algonn—Ills Friends Badly Scared. The Livermore Gazette tells the fol- owing story of temporary aberration m the part of a citizen there: Word ivas brought to town last Wednesday iternoon by M. F. Kenyon that J. H. jynn had mysteriously disappeared rom his home that morning and had not turned up, which was contrary to word Mr. Lynn had left with his vife, that he would be at Mr. Kenyon's, vhere he was working, for dinner that day, it being understood that she should be there also. Mr. Lynn is an estimable young man who lately • came over from England with his wife, and ios been working one of Mr. Kenyon's 'arms just east of town. He is a straight-forward, industrious man, whose word can be relied upon, and who would not agree to do one thing and go off about another for an entire day without saying anything about it, therefore there was good cause for alarm over his disappearance, and his wife, at home with a Little baby, was greatly alarmed. He had left home in the morning about 6 o'clock, leaving his wife in bed, and left with the intention of going straight to Mr. Kenyon's, as he had been doing [or some days, as he was working for him, and the only theory that could be advanced was that he had been taken sick on the way and might be lying in the field somewhere unable to help himself. A number of wagon loads of our citizens hastened to the grounds and be~an searching for him. Word was rought by Carl Hunt, however, that he had seen a man going across the field east of Mr. Kenyon's about 6:80, and an examination of . the ground revealed his tracks, going as Mr. Hunt had said, and later word was broughl that Mr. Sherman had seen a man going across the fields toward LuVerne. Thus it was ascertained that he was not lying around sick, at least, and the crowd gave up the search, and it was not until the next morning that our town people learned what had really happened to him, which was as follows according to his own words; He bat not been feeling well for several days a fact which his friends knew, but hac been suffering from neuralgia. He re members nothing whatever of any o: the events of the morning, and the firs realization he had of the matter was that he found himself walking in the country and asked a passer-by where Livermore was. The man told him that Algona was his nearest town and that he was now several miles north o it. He reti-aced his steps to Algona and on the street ran across Henr; Stone, who knew him, and to whom h told his story. Henry immediately go a team and took him home, arriving in the evening, much to the joy of hi family and friends. As Mr. Lynn ap peared to be all right once more, we believe no medical assistance wa sought, but it is the opinion of hi friends that overwork, the previou sickness of his wife, and neuralgia had temporarily affected his head, and with a little rest and caution he will soon b himself again, COMPANY F BANKS WELL, Algona Second at Target Practice- First for Neatness and Sanitary Regulations, The military laoys came home Fridaj from encampment at Webster City afte a pleasant week. They were hospita,blj received, and Webster City showed iti pleasure at seeing them, In the shoot ing contest Company F came out second Hampton took first with a total of 357 Algona second with 326, Osage thir with 282, and Sioux City fourth with 279. Major Bergen in inspecting th< camps complimented Co. F's, whil criticizing the others. In the matter of selecting a team fo the state to go to Spingfield for th< inter-state shoot, Capt. Cooke will nanv the squad of 15 from the brigade which covers the north half of the state From Algona he will send Miohae Walsh. The southern brigade wil send 15 and the 30 men will meet eithe at Museatine or some convenient plac and contest, and ten men will be select ed to represent the state. Capt. Cook will go to Springfield, though he ma; not compete for a place on the team. At the encampment the marksme were decorated with a button by Gov Boies at the inspection Thm-sday, an Horace Mann, Guy Taylor and Thos. F Cooke all secured a badge. Mr, Mann' was brought home to him, as he wa east at school. The political fever has taken the county in Virulent form this season again, and the merry war of caucuses is now in progress. The chief contest is. between the friends of J. B. Jones and A. D. Clarke for senator, and the delegates are carefully scanned as fast as they are reported. As the caucuses were not all held at the same time room for uncertainty in results will exist till all are heard from. In Algona the contest was varied. The Fourth ward, which is usually a sort of Donnybrook Fair, had no contest at all, while he First now steps in as a fighting ard. The delegates as chosen in own are in the First ward, John Reed, " n. Cleary, J. W. Wadsworth, R. B! Wan-en; in the Second, Dr. Garfleld' C. M. Doxsee, D. A. Buell, M. B. Chapin; n the Third, R, F. Hedrick, P. L. SI agio, and A. Johnson; in the Fourth, D. H. Hutchins, L. M. B. Smith, E. H. Clarke, and M. Stephens. The convention will be held Friday, There is every reason to anticipate ome warmth in the contest, but as it s a free field and a fair fight, all sides hould abide faithfully by the result. The only hope of securing any republi- jan strength at the polls is by accept- ng the results of well contested conventions, and now that we are having one ihat is well contested, let the outcome >e binding on all. Watortown Boots and Slioos. I have just received an invoice of th above make, consisting of Kangaroo Calf, and Dongola Kid, both for ladies and gentlemen's wear. Having had 2 years' experience in the manufacture o boots and shoes I can with confident assure my patrons that for quality c material and style of finish these good have no superior in our market. Price to suit the times. JNO. SHARP. South Dodge-st., Algona. 18 IP you want a pair of shoes at les than first cost, attend the shoe sale a Galbraith's. The Situation In Emmet County. As Emmet county with Kossuth and any other county in the district can nominate a senator, the attitude of Emmet is noteworthy. The Vindicator and Republican are rival republican papers. The Republican says: "The Dest thing the senatorial convention at Emmetsburg can do is to re-nominate Senator Funk by acclamation. Mr. Funk cannot be improved upon and he is too good a man to let loose of at so critical a time." The Vindicator says: " There seems to be a desire in the district toire-noma- nate Senator Funk, who has had the office but one terra, and is without a doubt the peer of any man now in the field. By the way, keep your eye peeled for the dark horse." These expressions seem to indicate that Senator Funk can easily be chosen, if Kossuth cannot win with a home man and sends a Funk delegation. An Emmetsburg View of the Fight. A correspondent of the Sioux City Journal from Emmetsburg writes about senatorial politics and says: The senatorial district takes in the same territory, Kossuth and Clay counties added, and the field is not so clear. The report now is that ex-Representative A. D. Clarke is fighting for the Kossuth delegation against a determined opposition. Dr. McAllister has the Clay delegation and has his. men at work in the other counties. In Dickinson coun-' Senator Funk heads the delegation and can no doubt have their votes if he wishes them. Emmet is modest and has no candidate, but Palo Alto makes up for it with two and each of them is on the delegation. They are Col. E. S. Ormsby and M. L. Brown. The balance of the delegation with one exception are farmers and were put on the delegation without reference to either candidate. It will take 25 votes to nominate. Kossuth has 14;. Clay, 11; Palo Alto, nine, and Emmet and Dickinson each seven. The opposition to Mr. Clarke in Kossuth talks for Funk, and as he was very earnest in his support of their normal school measure in the last senate will no doubt support him if they control the delegation. The opinion is quite generally expressed that it will take some time to agree, and that this convention will nominate Mr. Funk in spite of his having protested that he is not a candidate. The district was republican by about 1,100 majority last year, still it behooves the convention to make no mistake. The convention meets at Emmetsburg, August 7. Wesley Has a Candidate. The Wesley reporter says: It is with pleasure that we learn that E. F, Bacon of this place is a candidate for the nomination for representative, subject to* the decision of the republican representative convention. ' There is no> better man, nor one that is more capable to represent this district in the legislature than Mr. Bacon. He is a man of sterling chat-actor, of good sound business principles, and a republican to the backbone, and if he ue- ceives the nomination it will not be his fault if he is not elected. Should Mr. Bacon go to the legislature we honestly believe that the people of this district will have no cause to regret their choice. J. B. Jones for Senator. The Lu Verne News says: We understand that J. B. Jones is now in the senatorial race. If this is correct, we may look for a lively hustle all around the ring, as well as a general stampede inside the magic circle. The News has said, and it still believes, that Funk is the man for the emergency, but if it is to be a Kossuth county man anyway, then we are for the home man, providing of course that the right letters ai-e used in spelling his name. Mr. Jones is well and favorably known throughout the district as a successful farmer and stock raiser, and an all-around level headed man of affairs. He pos- seses splendid ex_ecutive ability, is a good parlimentarian, an able, logical, and convincing speaker. He could easily carry Kossutb county, and would have a walk-away in tihe district at large. im*i

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