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IOWA, 23, 1891, The Upper Des Momes, BY INGHAM & WABREN. term* nt The Upper PC* Molne*: , one year ..11.50 On* Copy* six inont.hu 7" On« copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, OTjiostal note at onr risk. Kdtes of advertising sent on application. Rcpnlillrnn County Convention. A convention of tho republicans of Kossuth county, Iowa, will be held at the court-house hftll In Algona on FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 1801, at 1 o'clock p. m., for the purpose, of placing In nomination candidates for the olTlccs of Treasurer, Superintendent of Schools/iHhcrUt, Surveyor, Coroner, and two Supervisors. The basis of representation will be the sixmo as that of tho last republican convention. Bach voting precinct will be entitled to the following number of delegates: Township. Com. Vote. First ward Gardner Cowles..flfi Second ward n, F. Heed H.') Third ward J. 13. Wlnkcl 40 Fourth ward B. H. Clarke 70 Hurt John Kerr 7.'l Buffalo R. L. J-.anmroilx..24 Cresco O. A. Potter r>0 •Penton M. Welsforod 25 German H. Isonberger.... 24 Greenwood 8. Mayno H7 Garfleld M. Hayes i:» Hebron A, Goodrich 10 Harrison John UetiRston..l(l Irvlngton A. U Helton 71 •Lotts Creek N. C. Taylor HI LuVerne I.I*. Harrison Oil Portland E. JJncon 5!) Plum Crculi Frank Palno... Prairie J. Ixmgbottom. ntverdale M. O'Ronrke.... Ramsay F/. A. Howe m Seneca W. W. Alcorn.....MS Swea C. A, Erlnkson — 41 Sherman G, M. Parsons....28 Union S. 13. PatterHon . Wesley Carl Oli'Hou \Vhlttemore N. L. Cotton Total number of delegates HO C. M. DOXSEE, County Chairman. 0 4 M7 oa (15 Del. 4 4 M 4 4 2 n 2 s r, alone ard l-esptofcsible If a suspicion that this is the plan is gaining grotihd. If it is they must see that it won't work. The people are looking Intently lor their man, and he might as well enter the race with his banner up and a bold front. He will never succeed in getting in through a split in the ramks. It fs a square fight and if local option is what is wanted in the way of liquor legislation, he taust prepare to explain that fact fully and frankly to the people even if he is hurried a little for time. The people want to know what benefit is going to accrue to Kossuth county from saloons in half the townships, vand a hitter neighborhood war every year, The man who is going to tell them should have plenty of time. Even now ho has but little'over four weeks. He should .take a [running start. Bring him out. Township CiimsiiNCH. Algona, First Ward—At the G. A. R. hall, on "Wednesday, Sept. JIO, at 7 :!IO p. m. Gardner Cowlos, Com. Aluonii, Second Ward—At the Wigwam, on Wednesday, Sept, .'10, at T.'M p. lii. a. F. Heed, Corn. Al«ona, Third Ward—At Normal hull, on Wednesday, Sept. HO,-at 7:.'IO p.m. J. H. Winkel, Com. Cresco—At the J. B. JOIIOK school hoiwo, on "Wednesday, Sept. 110, at 8 p. in. O. A. Potter, Irvlngton—At Lloyd's school house, Wednesday, Sept. !iO, at 4 p. m. A. L. Helton, Com. Plum Creek—At the Rice school house, on Wednesday, Sept, :>!!, at 4 p. in. F. H. Palno, Com, r Huftulo—At Center school house, on Wednesday, Sept. HO, at 4 p. m. R. L. Liunoreux, Com. LuVerne—at The News olllco, on Wednesday, Sept. .'10, at 4 p. in. I. P. Harrison, Com. Portland—lit tho Fox school house, Wednesday, Sept.!)(), at !1 p. m. EnioHt Bacon, Com. Swea— At tho Burgstrom school house, on Wednesday, Sept. !IO, at H p, in. C. A. Erick- noil. Com. Whlttemoro— At tho school house In Whltte- inore, on Wednesday, Sept. DO, at 7:!10 p. in. N. L. Cotton, Com. Prairie—At the Longbottom school house, on Wednesday, Sept. .'10, nt ~> p. m. JOhn Longbottom, Com. Senecu—At Center school house, Wednesday, Sept. .'10, lit 7 p. m. W. W. Alcorn, Com. Ramsay—At Ramsay school housu, Wednesday, Sept.:«). at 4 p. m, E. A. Howe, Com. Harrison—At thu UoilgHtou school house, on Monday, Sept. !.'«, at 1 p. m. J. B. UeiigBton, Hurt—At Hurt school house, on Wednesday, Sept. 110, at 4 p. in. John Kerr, Com. Greenwood—At Mayne's law ofllce, Wednesday, Sept. .MO, at 7 :.'](> p. in. S. Mayno, Com. Klverdale —At the Stewart school house, '-Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p. m. A, Fisher, Com. Sherman — At tho Curran school house, Tuesday, Sept, !20, at 4 p. m. G. M. Parsons, 'jLotts Creek—at tho Archer school house, on Wednesday, Sept, :)0, at 4 p.m. N, C. Taylor, German—At the Center school house, on Wednesday, Sept. 110, at 4 p. in. Win. Clem- «mt, Com. pro tern. Union—At tho Frlnlt school house, Saturday, .Sept. SO, at 7 p. m. S. D. Patterson, Com. Fenton—At tho Welsbrod school houtio, on "Wednesday, Sept. MO, at 8 p. m. M.Uo Wols- Tjrod, Com. Cards of CamlitlatcN. Foil SIIKKIKK—I inn a candidate for sheriff, Kubject to the action of the republican county convention. B. J. HUNT. Foil Sui'KitiNTKNiiKNT—I.IHII a candidate for county Hiiorlntendent of schools. * BKHTHA. CAHKV. Fon SiiPKHiNTKNUKNT—I hereby announce •myself as ft candidate for the onlco or county suporlntendont of schools of Kossuth county, mibjoct to tho decision of the republican county convention. E. C. ANIJEKSON. Foil SUPBHINTKNDKNT—J am iv candidate for the ofiloe of county superintendent, subject to the action of the republican county Convention. U- P. KBKH. Foil SIIKHIFF— I »m it candidate for tho office of sheriff, subject to the action of the democratic county convention, A. C. SCOTT. UHTXG UP YOtTlt MAN. Anothor week has gone, and tho state tainvaBS liua waxed warmer, and still tho people of this dlatrict are in as much doubt- us over about the legislative contest. In Palo Alto county the county conventions are held, and the people are becoming 1 excited over local matters, but there as here no legislative candidate shows up. Here in Kos- siith the republican county convention conies in a week, and after that the discussion of state politics is mixed in with •that of local affairs, and yet the people have hud no chance to soo in what guise Mr, Smith's competitor will appear. This of itself would not be so bud if voters could form some idea of what he •will represent and whore he will stand. JBut no one seems authorized to say anything. Tho Courier has had room to discuss Ax toll's taxes and a hundred other irrolovancios, but thus far all comment on democratic plans has boon crowded out for want of space. Col. Clarke came and made a two hours' speech on tho one issue of the campaign, and Tho Courier gave it a scant stick full. Gov. Boies is stumping tho state for local option, but no defense of local option has been made in this district. Col. Clarke's speech was printed in full in The Leader, and The Courier said everyone ought to read it, but took special pains that no one should read any of it in its columns. What is in tho wind remains to bo seen, but such mysterious campaigning is enough to excite suspicion. It looks to an unprejudiced observer as though our friends wore afraid to face the issue, imd are trying to throw dust enough toefore their man comes out to conceal his run lor olHco. If they could got their opponents to answering questions and get a big wrangle started, then they could Blip a uwn in easily and they 1MUCKINO A »UJ»m,E. Since showing up the peculiar methods adopted by tho editor of the Republican last fnll both in fcismisstatements about campaign documents and his confessed dishonesty in his subscription list, THE UPPKH DBS MOINES has avoided controversy. It would have passed in silence the remarkable claims lately put forth about enlarging the Republican arod greatly Improving it but for the challenge directly made to us to say something, and even now would feel inclined to pass in silence its extensive newspaper puffs were it not for its late exhibition in its discussion of Mr. Smith's candidacy. But tho harm It can do to Mr. Smith if the bubble is not pricked is recognized by all, and we accordingly will prick the bubble, with the- following editorial item from tho Carroll Herald: "Wo notice the Algona Republican is blowing about being all printed at homo. Weidon'tsoo that it makes any .difference whether it prints the ' plates' it buys in Chicago or gets the Chicago house to do tho press work, Tho young editor's printed labels asking exchanges to puff him up for his ' homo print' venture is exceedingly boyliko and silly. It is in strong contrast with Bro. Starr's conservative self respect. Imagine Harvey Ingham of THIS UI-I-KK DBS MOINKS thus asking newspapers for taffy ami lots of -it! The Republican with its shabby makeup and poor press work looks us though it had been run over by a prairie The newspaper notices of its great improvement have no doubt puzzted its readers who have observed its reduced reading matter and shabby appearance. But the secret is out, and they come as tho responses to begging letters for putt's and lots of them. Those who know the Carroll Herald's standing in the front line of tho republican weeklies of the state will understand without explanation that the Republican editor has written himself down a ninny in the eyes of the state press, the papers which have puffed him as well as those which have not. That he has .done the same thing right hero at home goes without saying. His secret is out and from this on what ho says or does not sny will cat little figure either at home or anywhere else. new markets actually secured are not worth more than the whole world grandly talked about. In our local state politics the only great issue of late years affecting the farmer specially has been that of railway control and regulation. And hefre again a ia,w has been actually enacted which has been so successful in its operations that it has met with no active resistance after its first trial. This is done and settled. Nebraska has talked of doing it, but the struggle still awaits her as it does other neighboring states. But Iowa ha8 actually done it. The farmer who lays aside any personal grievances, and candidly and fairly reviews thetpast few years must admit to himself that some progress at least has been made in the direction of reforms he desires. He must admit that more progress has been made under this administration than for many years before. If he is well enough acquainted with the difficulties which lie in the way of new legislation, he will further admit that as much has been accomplished as he could reasonably expect. Changes in laws are not made at offhand because a few are dissatisfied. It takes discussion, and education, and persistent work to inaugurate reforms, and even then they come gradually. Iowa's railway legislation was not born dn an instant, and tariff changes, and anonetary reforms will only result from slow and steady and persistent work. The farmer who sees these things will rejoice at those moderate steps which are actually taken on the right road, and not be misled by empty promises of great and sudden reforms which a repeated experience has taught him never occur. H. C. Wheeler said at Waterloo last week that he was confident of republican success. The Britt Tribune has a good takeoff on the Courier's foolish questions. The Axtcll tax issue and who killed Cock Robin arc about on a par. Iowa enjoys the advantage of being a close state. The best orators of the nation are sent to discuss the issues. Capt. James Rule of Mason City is elected major of the Sixth regiment, to which Company F belongs. He succeeds J. M. Emery of LeMars. THINGS DONE HKAT PKOMIS15S. Nine-tenths of the people support public policies which they honestly believe to be for tho best interests of the country. And yet through party prejudice, misinformation, and other like causes it very often happens that those most interested in a given measure are led to violently oppose its promoters. At tho present time there is a feeling of discontent among many in the farming class, and that feeling is leading to organized political action. In many instances it may well be questioned if their activity does not hinder rather than assist in securing the reforms they desire. Their discontent at present is being turned to account to defeat the republican candidates. And yet u candid summary of results of the past three years must show to anyone that more has boon accomplished by the republicans in their behalf than diuring many previous years. The value of accomplished legislation, too, will not be underestimated by those who have noted the wide gap between specious promises and meager performances. While tho democrats have promised free silver in Iowa, without the possibility <of passing a free silver law, the republicans have already put In operation legislation which brings tho total output of the home mines to tho treasury. This may not bo all that many desire, but what there is of it is actually done, and is not mere platform assertion. Which is better, an actual step in advance or half-meant promise to jump a mile at some distant time in the future? During President Cleveland's four years— and his administration was creditable— what was actually secured in tho way of reducing taxes? Under Harrison and Blaine at least sugar has been cheapened half, and that item alone as an accomplished fcict boats all tho low tariff promises made in congress in ten years. During what administration has as much actually been doue to secure markets for farm produce? We have at least throe new markets where our exports enter under so favorable protection that they are practically free from outside competition. And now both Germany and Denmark have removed the restrictions that for ten years have almost wholly excluded our meats from their borders. These are tho things done, not promised. It is of course easy to say that reciprocity amounts to nothing because all the world is not taken at once. But again tho practical question is whether three S. M. Clark puts the right word in the right place in the Gate City, and lie is opposed to the prohibition theory too: " Here and in localities like this we all talk of local option. But no one who wants peace for communities and parties and localities and elections should think he was getting it by changing from prohibition to local option. The latter brings the fight into every city and general election. The saloon and license will be an issue every time. It will be constant and irrepressible and everyone of us of oil parties will have to face it every time. As it is now under prohibition the policy is settled. We all go our own way and say ' there is the state law; why do not the officers of the law en- foi-ueit; It is no business of ours.' None of us bothers about it. But as soon as there is local option the saloon question and the saloonkeeper will be the chief factor in every .election and will take up the time of all of us. What will those of us who do not like to have this saloon issue popping up all the time in polities gain by changing the law from prohibition to license or local option? Not a thing. It will keep us in hot water all the time." Ma,]'. McKinley speaks at Ottumwa today. It is his only appearance outside of Ohio .this year. Congressman Springer of Illinois addressed a great democratic rally at Spencer last Thursday. It was the biggest democratic gathering ever hold in the northwest. The Keokuk Gate City estimates Wheeler's majority at between 10,000 and :20,000. _ It would never do to have one of the democratic managers of this legislative dis trict for starting judge. The horses wouldn't be on tho track by sundown. Senator Funk states the issue clearly: " to this section local option means a row at every municipal election, Some temperance people assume to have grown weary of the contention over prohibition. This strife is mild and hardly worth .notice as compared with this hand to hand struggle for supremacy between the saloon aiid the anti-saloon powers In every town or township, which must come every spring under local option. Dear people you may or may not like prohibition. It may or may not seem to you the perfect system desired, but in any event it will bo im evil day when you endeavor to forsake the ills you have and fly to those you know not of, Local option is a delusion and a snare, and he who is deceived thereby is not wise." Foster predicted a big storm for Sunday last and another big one for next Sunday. Killing frost he sots for Oct. 8. The silver tongued orator, Dougherty of New York, lectures buque, Oct. 18, on "TheStage." Daniel in Du- Allerton has reduced his record to 3:9>^ and is challenged to race either Nancy Hanks or Nelson. J. A. Kasson was in Des Moines last week, coining directly from Bar Harbor, where he has been with Blaine. To the Register reporter ho said : " Mr. Blaine at Washington, as everybody knows, performed an immense amount of work and not without worry. As a result of that strain his nervous system collapsed. The manifestation of the trouble came suddenly and alarmed him, probably even more than it alarmed hU family. He wisely sought the quiet of his home at Bar Harbor early in the summer. Since that time he has continued to improve. He has very quietly met hundreds of people, and tinder the influence of the most invigorating summer atmosphere in the United States, he is still regaining vigor and hopefulness. He lives there in his cottage, which is placed in a charming situation in full view of the mountains Mid bay and mainland beyond. His family this year, as usual, have dispensed a great hospitality, which adds to the attractions of the place. You ask how Mr. Blaine regards the political situation) I do not think he troubles himself about it. He has always understood the feeling of the people, and 1 presume he knows that if he Would accept a presidential nomination, he could have it without personal exertion. I do not think the many stories which are published, alleged to have come from him, and giving his intention to be, or not to be, a candidate, have any foundation, because it is not in the least incumbent upon him, in his personolinterest, to take any one step at the present time. It seems to me probable that the first man to be advised of his intentions will be President Harrison." MICHIGAN PEACHfeS! The Milford Mail responds to the request for "taffy" by saying of plate insides: " This is an experiment that other rural papers have tried, but soon discontinued, as our facilities for getting state and national news are not equal to those of the ready-print offices, where so many thousand copies are turned out." The Republican complained of not getting puffs from local contemporaries. We for one didn't get one of those circulars asking for "taffy and lots of it." 1 Following is Senator Funk's opinion of plates vs. patent " innards." and as manager of a model newspaper for many years he has hod a chance to know: " The Algona Republican has discarded 'patents,' and with the use of considerable plate matter is printed, all at home. *. * * With our twenty years' experience in a printing office we are in doubt as to the wisdom of the change." Gov. Larrabee writes the Des Moines News that he would not be willing to accept the office of inter-state commerce commissioner were the office tendered him. He says that he would enjoy the work, but he has other work to do which would prevent his going upon the commission. He expresses regret at the resignation of Judge Cooley, and the hope that an equally good man may be found to take the place. The Cedar Rapids Republican says to Col. Clarke: " Dreary business, isn't it, Colonel! What would you charge, putting it upon the basis of wear and tear of con ducting the unpopular side of a law suit, fa repeat that Algona defense of free trad and licensed saloons every night in th week for, say, a month?" Are likely to be at their best within the next few weeks. We expect to have a good supply. They will! be arriving nearly every day. We will be glad to furnish fruit for those who expect to do canning. Get the CASH STORE prices before you buy. We are selling everything cheap. Fruits of all kinds will be cheaper this year than last. Flour has taken a very sharp advance, and will likely continue high till another crop grows. Call and see us. . TOWNSEND & Now is the Time! To look over and make your selections from THE LABG-EST LINE OF HEATING STOVES Gen. Alger spoke at the coal ast Thursday. palac Algonlaiis Abroad. The Orient News of Long Island ha the following note of interest: "Visit ors in this place Wednesday were Mrs Esther Hudson, daughter, and grand daughter of Algona, Iowa, who are pay ing a visit to Long Island friends. The first named lady is a native of thi place, being a daughter of Deacon Ezra Hallock. Though it is years since she has been here her friends of former days say that time deals gently with her, having touched her but lightly since the period when she was a Long Island girl. While in these parts the party visited Mrs. Hudson's mother Mrs. Emily Hallock, who has reached the good old age of 89 years at Orient and her aunt, Mrs. Nancy Howell, who is living at West Mattituck at the age oi yi« Having a Staving Time In the language of the day, we are "in it"*and out of sight. So is the unfortunate chap in the barrel. Although he is having a staving time, barrels are not likely to very soon supplant trousers in polite society. Casks may serve in an emergency, but most people prefer Taylor's #3 pants. The largest and most complete line of Clothing in Algona. JAS, TAYLOR. Ever brought into Kossuth County. The G-arland Oak for 1891 is the leading stove this season. Call and see it and get prices. I also have over 30 SECOND-HAND STOVES, from $3 upward. Also Guns and Ammunition,. Wood and Iron Pumps, Kean. Kutter Kutlery, Glass, Scissors and Shears, Western and Wayne Washing Machines, Baker Barb Wire, Husking Pins of all descriptions, Heath & Milligan's Paints, etc., etc. I have a first-class workman, and am prepared to do all kinds of Metal Roofing. Tinware repairing promptly attended to. (The accompanying illustration shows at a glance the difference between high and low prices. The short man is my representa- • tive. Keep your eye on him.) My goods are all first class. My experience of over 20 years in the hardware business has taught me that the best is the cheapest. Call and see them and get prices. -3". DON'T BUY Body Brussels, Tapestry Brussels, Ideal Ingrains, Ex. Superfine All-wool, Extra Super All-wool, ' Extra Super Cotton Chain, Extra Super Union, Cotton Ingrain, Hemps, Matting, or Rag Carpets; Lace Curtains, Chenille Curtains, Raw Silk Curtains, Turcoman Curtains, Smyrna Rugs, Fur Rugs, Cocoa Mats, Carpet Sweepers, or Curtain Poles, Etc.,, Until you have seen and examined Quality, Slyle and Prices as exhibited by us on the Fair Grounds, Sept. 23, 24, 25, or any day thereafter at our store on west State street. THE GRANGE STORE. -:- DO YOU WANT TO SEE -:- the largest and '' best" line of ever offered in Kossuth county: If so, call.on Henry Winkle. He has a complete line of those " Wonderful" Riverside Oak Cooks and Ranges. A written guarantee with each and very stove. The Jewel and Radiant Home for hard coal >ase heaters, I have in all Hiare! Wood and iron pumps, prepared paints,, lead and oil, milk ans, churns, etc. Let me figure on your nail bills, iron, teel, and tin roofing, eave spouting, etc. Call and get prices. HENRY WINKIE, Algona, Iowa.