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YEAR. THEJPPgBK DES MOtSES! ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1892, INGHAM & WARREN. terms of The Upper DCS Molnss: 6opy, oae year 41.50 fOtte copy, six months . 76 r One copy, three months....' . 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, Otpostal note at ourrisk, Rates of advertising sent bit application. KOSStfTH'S ISl-JEOTtON CA9ES. Although the whole matter involved th the attempted voting of the railway graders at Ledyard is in court, und although Mr, Sullivan, who is amply able to represent the case of the men, is In charge, the Cotfrler has for two issues now continued to make statements calculated to prejudice public opinion. This is uncomplimentary to Mr. Sullivan to begin with. It is very unfair to all concerned to end with, for Instead of stating the law of Iowa the .Courier has contented Itself with appealing to a popular misunderstanding of what constitutes legal "residence." It Is usually good newspaper policy to allow matters in court and especially matters before a jury, either grand or petit, to go without unnecessary comment. Court sits Doc. 10, and then the whole question will be adjudicated and the people of the county will be fully advised as to the requirements of the law and as to the rightfulness or wrongfulness of the action of those who challenged the railroad vote. But if the Courier cannot wait for the decision of the court, it might at least state the facts of the case and publish for the benefit of its readers what the supreme court has decided. We had no intention of saying anything farther as to the merits of, the case. But as there are still many who seem to think that simply living in a county 60 days entitles a man to vote there we will again state the law. To vote a man must be a "resident" 60 days in the county, and must be a "resident" of the township. The .supreme court has decided flatly that to become a " resident" of a county or township a man must have gone there with the intention of making that his permanent home. Thus it is that though Secretary of State McFarland has resided in Des Moines with his family for two years, he had to return to Estherville to vote, for his legal residence is in the latter place. To be entitled to vote the men working the railroad grade in the north end of the County must not only have come to Kossuth to make their permanent homes, hut must also have come to the various townships where they offered their votes for the same purpose. Evory• body knows as a matter of fact that they had no such intention, and their acts prove it. The bulk of them offered to vote in Ledyard. The grading is done now in that township, and Senator Chubb said Saturday that the whole outfit had moved to another place. Not a man who offered to vote, as we are informed, claimed Ledyard as his permanent home, and everyone who did vote voted illegally as the Courier well knows. In discussing the fine assessed against Huber and Kunz at Wesley the Courier shows the same desire to misrepresent the law and excite party prejudice. The men were fined for trying to get a man to change his ballot, they being in Kunz' store adjoining the polling place. This the law expressly prohibits within 100 feet of the polls. No exception is made in favor of any man's business place, nor is it stated that the 100 feet lie in any particular direction. Whether there is any exception when a man is in his own building, the courts will have to decide, but if there is it is evident that the law amounts to nothing, for what would prevent any party from buying, renting, or building right side by side with the polling booth and there overhauling every voter who approached the polls? But the Courier Bays the law was intended " to prevent a person following a man up and spying put how he voted." Now what is thera In the law that prevents a man from walking where he pleases and Spying all he can see? And how can a man spy how another votes with the new Toting booths? This is a fair •fetapto of the nonsense the Courier fills a column with. The law was intended to pravent electioneering for votes wtthin 100 feet of the polls just as it a*yi f and that $• exactly what it did irrer at Wesley. Tho Courier says this case will be appealed. If that is the case it too can be left to the courts, and as Mr. Sulli- •tteo. IB the attorney, it will be exceedingly complimentary to him for the Courier to assume that he can attend to the interests of his clients. We feel oortain that he will see to it that their rights will be protected and that the law will be satisfactorily expounded. In any ovent he is only being handicapped by such foolish misstatoments aa the Courier has made thus far. The Courier should remember that there is a difference between legal evidence and clap-trap assertions. may be given our own skilled labor and that the United States may be a successful competitor in the markets of the world." In its ratification editorial the London Pall Mall Gazette said: "Both the merchants and the unemployed workihgmeh of England have reason to rejoice at the democratic victory, as, with the possibility of the reopening of the American markets to the goods of Birmingham, Bradford, and Manchester, capitalists will get a chance to procure some return on their money invested and the workingmen will have an opportunity to get a decent price for their labor." Here seems to be a divergence among the opponents of protection, and one that is likely to prove vital ( to American interests. While our new vice president says that free trade isnotonly going to hold the A merican market for our manufacturers, but also give them a foreign field, the English papers without exception think it will not interfere with what they have already but will give them a big share of the American trade. In guessing at who is right about it, it may be well to remember that for some 600 or 800 years Johnnie Bull has never yet in commercial matters failed to know on which side his bread was buttered. If the English papers are mistaken and with free trade America is about to take some of the foreign trade now held by England, it will be the first time in history that they have been fooled. And how badly they will be fooled may be judged by what they say. Here are a few selections from editorials on the result: St. James Gazette, Nov. 9: Some satisfaction is felt in England at Mr. Cleveland's going back to the white house. The Blaine- Harrison regime has been far from agreeable to Brlttish Interests. London Telegraph, Nov. 9: The election of Mr. Cleveland will check the establishment of tin plate and other factories. London Graphic, Nov. 9: No pleasant er news has been received on this side of the Atlantic for a long time than the election of Mr. Cleveland. The following despatch following the election shows the sentiment in the manufacturing districts: LONDON, Nov. 10.—There Is everywhere great enthusiasm over the result of the American election. Advices from Wales state that the tin plate workers held a Jubilee, and at Bradford many remained up till lute yesterday morning waiting to hear the figures from America. There has not been such excitement in a long time in the industrial centers of Gi-eat Britian. At Glasgow, Belfast, and other industrial centers there is general rejoicing over the prospect of the United States being opened for more liberal If not free trade. doubly damned before I give to you those particular pledges for which you have asked at this particular time." KOSSUTH has an early settler who has for 30 odd years of storm and sunshine, blizzards and rains, blights and early frosts been suited with the weather. He has an invariable answer to all inquiries, "the weather pleases me, what is the matter with the weather?" THE UPPER DES MOINES has somewhere picked up a stray bit of verse which expresses the sentiment of our Riverdale pioneer, and which seems appropriate to the Thanksgiving season. We commend its philosophy to the earnest consideration of that ever- present class, who never fail to find something to complain of even at Thanksgiving: Everything pleased my neighbor Jim. when It rained He never complained, But said wet weather suited him. "There's never too much rain for me, And this is something lilte," said ho. When earth was dry as a powder mill, He did not aigh Because it was dry, But said If he could have his will It would be his chief, supreme delight To live where the suu shoue day and night. When winter came, with Its snow and Ice, He did not scold Because It was cold, But said: "Now this is real nice; If ever from home I'm forced to go, I'll move up north with the Esquimaux." A cyclone whirled along Its track, And did him barm— It broke his arm, And stripped the coat from off his back, " And I would giro another limb To see such a blow again," said Jim. And when at length his years were told, And his body bent, And his strength all spent, And Jim was very weak and old, "I lone have wanted to know," he said, "How it feels to die," and Jim was dead. The angel of death had summoned him To Heaven, or—well, I cannot tell? But I know that the climate suited Jim: And cold or hot, It mattered not— It was to him the long-sought spot. Wo hope all our readers will take their turkey tomorrow in a '•'Neighbor Jim" spirit, and if they have suffered any real misfortunes in the year past they can explain them as the darkey did Whitelaw Reid told about in New York when expressing how he felt over the election: " There is a question which I have encountered for the lust week. It is a Question not unlike that which is so often asked about the weather, and it amounts to this: How do you feel about Hi 1 One of my associates in journalism was reviving for my benefit today a venerable story which seems pretty well to fit the case. It was that of an ancient man and brother of the African persuasion who had just buried the fourth wife he had had within the past two years, and was naturally overcome by the affliction and the inscrutable nature of the tfHE Georgia legislature has already authorized the state banks to issue money as soon as congress repeals the ten per cent. tax. it now appears also that for some years Senator Vance of North Carolina and Senator Daniels of Virginia have been trying to get this tax repealed before it was made ah issue in this campaign. People in the north have thought there was nothing in this state bank question. In the southern states it has been a Vital issue, and they propose to have state money as soon as congress meets. As the democratic platform made a square pledge, it is impossible for congress to go back on it, and we shall probably soon see wherein the new state bank system is better than the old. PRESIDENT HARRISON it is said will practice law again at Indianapolis, Attorney General Miller will open an office in Chicago, Secretary Tracy will return to the practice in New York, John Wanamaker will give his attention to his store, Secretary Elkins will go back to West Virginia and watch the senatorship, Secretary John W. Foster will remain in Washington, while Charles Foster of the treasury department will return to Ohio to attend to private business. Secretary Noble becomes again a lawyer in St. Louis, and Secretary Rusk a farmer in Wisconsin. prese'ntshouted, 'amen, amen.' This led the democratic brother to make the following amendati on to his prayer: 'Not, O Lord, in the sense our republican brother means, but in the spirit of accord and concord.' ' Any cord will do, Lord; any Cord will do,' interjected the repubiicafc. The pastor immediately made a rule that hereafter politics should be kept out of the prayer meeting." ^ Yale defeated Harvard at football Friday. The great Contest is Yale vs. Princeton tomorrow. » President Harrison has appointed John H. Gear assistant secretary of the treasury to fill a vacancy, and ex Gov. Stone land commissioner in place of Thos. H, Carter, chairman of the republican committee, who has resigned. Tho appointment of Gov. Gear gives great satisfaction at Washington, where his eminent fitness for the place Is well known. Iowa Is well recognized by the present administration. Lafe Young says: minor issue settled by "There was one the Iowa election. We allude to Horace Boies, a man who has already cut a wider swath than his ability warrants." Frank Siddall, the soap maker, was asked why he advertised in newspapers exclusively instead of using sign boards, etc. He replied that in his experience people who didn't read newspapers didn't use soap. Sanborn also has revived roller skating. This is nearly as ancient and fully as dangerous as shinplastersi Are we to be flooded with misfortunes? ' The Mason City Express-Republican says: "Hon. Jas. E. Blythe was given a pleasant welcome home last Saturday afternoon. He arrived in the city at the Iowa Central depot, where fifty or more citizens were on hand to meet him. He was accompanied to his residence on Washington street, where an informal reception was held. The great republican success in Iowa this year is due, in a large measure, to the very able management of Mr. Blythe. Ho has proven himself an able executive officer and would be a good man to be at the head of the republican national committee in the next campaign." The Des Moines Leader says J. S. Clarkson wants to be United States senator to succeed Jas. F. Wilson. Senator Allison and the American delegates to the inter-national monetary conference are at Brussels, where the meeting is to be held. Roswell G. Horr says that distributing patronage weakens any party and that personal disappointments are what turned Illinois and Ohio. He adds: "It has been for years evident to many observing politicians that it is not always safe to run a president for a second term, especially one who has been compelled to change the entire patronage of the nation. It is urged that precisely that lesson was taught by the defeat of Mr. Cleveland four years ago. Such lesson as there is in this has .now been emphasized by the defeat of President Harrison." The Dubuque Telegraph is inclined to give Henry George the credit he is entitled to for the great free trade movement in this country. It says: " The single tax men of the country, and they are becoming more numerous every day, are delighted with the election to congress of ' Tom' Johnson of Ohio, ' Jerry' Simpson of Kansas and Judge Maguire of California; and in Minneapolis, New York, and elsewhere they are holding public meetings to express their gratification. When the philosophical come to analyze the causes of the recent election result, they will discover that the single tax idea was a most potential factor in producing it." The Carroll Herald says Mr. Ryan made as good a campaign as any democrat could, and adds: "In case Bro. Ryan is not as thoroughly licked as he would like to be he should try his hand at distributing patronage and then run for congress again." A DIKFKUENCE OF OPINION. In his ratification address Vice President-elect Stevenson said among other things: "Wefavor a larger measure of commercial freedom, to the eud that employment dispensation. His pastor tenderly Inquired about his feelings, and struggling to express his idea of this inscrutable character of the thing, he said: 'All I can say is, that I am m the hands of an all-wise but perfectly unscrupulous Providence. 1 " ANOTHER characteristic story is told of President Cleveland. Thos. G. Shearman, who stands high in the party, tells it, and it is altogether probable that it is true. He denies that Cleveland promised anything to Tammany at the famous Now York meeting, whore it was said he made a trade for the offices. Ho says that Cleveland told Tammany that its members had more to lose than he did, and they could do as they pleased. Then he added: " Mr. Sheohan, I have listened with the utmost attention to what you have said; I have followed you very carefully, and I think I understand you perfectly, and what I have to say in reply, Mr. Sheehan, is that I'll be damned before I will make any pledges ou any eubject whatever, and I'll be Chauncy M. Depew says Harrison is more likely than anyone to be the man for 1896. He says also that the republican party will come up smiling for protection. Of President Harrison ho says: "He will be for the next four years the one private citizen whose every appearance will command the attention of the whole country." The Boston Herald voices the sentiments of those democrats who believe what they have been saying about the tariff. It says: "Todelay tariff reform until a year from next winter, to make the American people endure for 15 or 18 months to come the gross abuses of the McKinley law, would be hardly less than a betrayal of trust. If the McKinley law is the outrage upon the people of this country which we believe it to be, and which democratic newspapers and orators have affirmed, no time should be lost in securing Its repeal." • * _ James Hood of Fort Dodge was held up and robbed last Saturday by highwaymen in the outskirts of the city. That is pretty bold for this part of the world. The great Homestead strike has been declared off by the men. They have lost $3,000,000 in wages, and the Carnegie company over ?4,000,000. It has been the biggest strike known. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Buffalo Center is one of the new towns on the new railroad, just over the line in Winnebago county. It has 25 houses up. Mason City Republican: Among the latest promotions to conductorship we are glad to announce that -Jimmy O'Malley has been given a " punch," which he is capable of using as the best of "em" and is running a freight train on the Algona turn around. Blue Earth Post: Our former townsman, W. J. Burton, now residing in the vicinity of Ledyard, across the line in Kossuth county, Iowa, 'was elected one of the commissioners for that county at the election Tuesday of last week. He will make a good official for our neighboring county, as he is an all round honorable young man. Algona friends of Mrs. Getts, daughter of Robt. Henderson, will read with regret this item from the Elmore Eye: E. M. Getts and family move this week to Algona, Iowa, where they intend to remain till after the holidays, and then go to Colorado for the benefit of Mrs. Getts' health. Mr. Getts was principal of our public school for two years. They will be greatly missed in Elmore society. Bancroft Register: Our next clerk of courts, B. F. Grose, paid one of his bets yesterday. If Harrison was elected Ed Kinne was to wheel Mr. Grose up and down the main street on a wheel barrow astride a keg of beer, and if Cleveland was elected Mr. Grose was to do the " push" act and the other fellow take the the ride. Mr. Grose paid the bet in proper style, wheeling his man from the center of town up to the Phoenix house and back. The Hancock Signal relates a curious arrest: J. P. Johnson of Wesley, an old-time resident of Britt, was arrested last week for going by that name, when it was claimed by R. F. Gray, informant, that the true name was J. P. Jenson. Mr. Gray must have found he was known by that name for a dozen years or more, or that tho names are a mere translation of Danish to English or that no such crime is known unless the false name be used to commit some fraud, for at the time set for trial the case was dismissed and Gray was out in Dakota. A man named A. Gee writes as follows to the Carroll Herald from Winnebago county, where he is located; " On our way from Nebraska we came through Sioux City, thence northeast through Woodbury and Cherokee, north into O'Brien, thence through Clay and Emmet and Kossuth into Winnebago. Traveling by wagon afforded us exceptional opportunities to study the country. In the western part of the state the crops are good, but through Clay, Emmet and Kossuth they are poor, for in this region lakes and ponds abound and the sub-soil is dense and rubber like. The spring was so wet that the farmers could not get their crops in in time or work them after they had them in. As we progressed eastward, however, the crops and land got better as the country became more rolling. In Winnebago county the soil is good, so are the crops." If this is all Mr. Gee knows about land, he ought to " haw" a little with his mind. 'TWAS EVEB THU8. H. I. Wusson's Broad Falls On the Buttered Side —An "Unfortunate Defection," * And now it seems that after all the announcements of our old townsman's victory, and after his own assuring telegram "I am triumphantly elected," the rising of the sun. Homer has had everything short of the presidency but for '''unfortunate defections." Only last year he was elected district judge, but for this trouble. And then think of his meteoric career in Dickinson and Kossuth counties. Only an "unfortunate defection" kept him from being chief clerk of the house of representatives when Mr. Lund was down. It is the bane of his brilliant career. It has lost him office, It has brought him to earth like a rocket stick dozens of times. It has generally elected all the men he has most violently opposed. It has even cut him short in his most brilliant flights of oratory, for what but an "unfortunate defection" Could Chairman Wilson's grip on his coat tails be considered as it brought him back into his chair just as ho was explaining at the big Cleveland ratification eight years ago how the democracy would now make the temperance question their chief object of solicitude. Our condolences go out to Homer I. We had hoped that at last his stern and unyielding chase for an office had been rewarded. But that relentless nemesis, "unfortunate defection," pursues him. He is hoodoed. He has tried all parties, and nearly all offices. He might as well give it up. OOTOTY MATTEBS. Proceedings of the November Meet- Ing of the County Board—The Routine Report. In addition to counting the official returns which we published last week the board allowed a lot of claims, and attended to the usual business. The bills allowed will be published next week. The general matters attended to were as follows: Matt. Holzbauer was appointed janitor at $25 a month till May next. The ladies relief corps was allowed the use of the court room for a supper. The following claims were allowed: E. O. Mann for colt killed by dogs $40; J. A. Simpson for hog killed by dogs $10. G. H. Peters is a committee to report on a waste bridge between 26 and 27-98, 29. The board vacated the road near the southwest corner of 35-94, 28, as asked by H. Curran and others; it laid over all petitions for grades at this session; M. O'Rourke was let the contract to do 300 yards of grading tb the overflow bridge at Fraser's at 10 cents a yard. Auditor was authorized toorder three cars of piling of Galer & Whipple, Edgewood, Iowa, to range from 10 to 20 feet in length, price to be not more than 10J cents per foot. John Resch asked for vacation of half section line road on 35-95, 30. Action deferred. The board reconsidered its action in laying a road near Burt on 1-99, 29, and decided not to lay it. H. C. Hollenback is a committee ' to repair bridge on east line of 31-94, 29. The auditor and H. C. Hollenbeck were authorized to arrange settlement for the voting booths; the auditor also to collect interest as per contract with A. D. Clarke on n*, ne 2-97, 28; the auditor's school fund loans were approved. Mrs. Colby, Mrs. Lemke, and Mrs. James were allowed $12 a month, Mrs. Champion and Carl Miller $8, out of poor fund. Tax on lots 3 and 4 block 75 in Algona for 1891 was abated. The bonds of justices were fixed at $500, constables $300. The following claims were not al°wed: W. T. Bourne's for sheep killed by dogs; A. Dinger for supplemental damage on road on 22-98, 29: H. W TTn tr»V» *Q ttn + t 4-{,<-.« * 1 • J * .• in " any of the provisions of said Article IV? " Clearly they do not. They were imf ' mustered into the U, S. army*^ g charged therefrom, and they did hnf belong to the state regiments called in* to active service ana subject to tv orders of the IL S. general officers The active service here mentioned' evidently refers to active service in th« suppression of the war of the rebellion and cannot be construed to mean or " elude any other service. Cons ly theyare hot eligible to memu c ,- aa m in the Grand Army of the Republic. P W. W. PHILLIPS, Judge Advocate. —' 1,, ^ A TBAitf LOAD OF FLOtJB, A Fine Sight on the Northwestern How the New Northwest Does Bus Iness. Visitors at the Norwestern depot last Thursday saw a sight which speaks for the enterprise that is building up this section. The freight train going south was pretty well covered with white cloth labels which announced that the Blue Earth City roller mills, were making a heavy shipment. Ten ' cars of flour from these mills bound for Des Moin'es show what can be done and is being done in our neighboring city, and being done too with southern Minnesota and northern Iowa wheat. G. E. Francisco, head of the firm, was with, the train, and in conversation told something of the shipment, which is after all but a small item in their business. About 400 cars a year are sent through Iowa, mostly to Des Moines where they are scattered in various directions. When asked if Blue Earth could compete with the larger places he said the only means he had of judging was by the demand, and that thus far they had fallen behind their' orders and were planning to enlarge. They use, what will probably surprise some, our' local wheat, having at various times bought at Bancroft. Ho says it makes flour to compete with the Dakota product, and their " Water Lily" brand ho puts up against anything made. There has been in the minds of many a prejudice against flour made from our fall wheat by local mills, but the sale of the product of the Blue Earth mills further south where all the people know about it is by testing the flour, shows that this is nothing but -a prejudice. We are glad to note this evidence of business prosperity in one of our neighboring cities, and to congratulate Blue Earth upon having so enterprising a firm as Francisco, Pride & Wing. They not only advertise Blue Earth by their train loads of flour traveling all over Iowa, but they also attract attention to all of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, and thereby benefit us all. We hope to see. their business increase until instead of 400 cars shipped to Des Moines each year, the demand will require 1,000 cars, and this will be soon if tho present excellent quality of their fine brands is maintained. It is about time to quit having fun with Bro. Ryan, but the following in tho Humboldt Republican is too good, whether true or not, to let pass: "Jimmy Ryan, while in a confidential mood, confessed to a friend a few days after election that there were ' more d d\ liars to the square Inch in Kossuth county than any place on earth.' 'Why,'said he \« there were men working openly against me Tuesday that promised faithfully to vote fo^me." 1 * , . ( Sam Clark is responsible\|or this story: "At.a recent prayer meaning in New Jersey a democratic brother played that God would cause the democratic party to hang together, whereupon a republican and after all the congratulations sent over burning wires to him, that as usual Homer I. Wasson, the " uncrowned orator,"is in the turreen, Bro. Reaver's paper tells the story: "Marion county democracy achieved another brilliant victory last Tuesday and the only thing which prevented a clean sweep of the platter was the unfortunate defeat of Mr. Wasson, democratic candidate for county attorney. Mr. Warren, the republican candidate, was elected, not because of popularity or any special fitness or ability, but because of an unfortunate defection from Mr. Wasson in the democrat party in Lake Prairie, as the vote very plainly shows." An " unfortunate defection!" There it is again. It has occurred so of ten that it is a chronic trouble with Home! 1 . It „ ^,,, vw . can be bet on with as much certainty as I turned." Do these P. Hatch's petition for bridge on south' line 4-95, 30. The county treasurer was ordered to redeem the sw nw 35-99, 28 from sale of 1889; also to refund $17.48 on nw 20-98, 30 that being college land; also ordered to transfer $1,500 from bridge fund to county fund. Board ordered to act as committee to view and reportin January ontheffrade on half section line of 26-97, 29. J. O. Rawson is appointed a committee to view and report on bridge on nw corner of 20-95, 29; also to take G. H. Peter's place on grade on west line of JJ-96, 29, Members of board allowed pay as follows: Peters. $13.90; Rawson, ?13.80; Hollenbeck, $13.44; Holtz, $14.04 THE NOBTHEBK BOBDEB BBKJADE. Its Members Not Eligible to Admission Into the Grand Army-A Ile- cent Decision. All veterans of the Northern Border brigade, famed in early history, and all old settlers in this section will read with interest a decision just published by the state department of the grand army. It recalls the most exciting episode of our pioneer history: DES MOINES, May 22,1891.-ToChas L. David-son, Commander of the Department of Iowa G. A. R.-Dear Comrade- Your favor of the 19th inst. with en- cosed letter of Harvey Miller of Estherville, Iowa, bearing date May 18, 1891 Sltfon a ,twS mltting th/ f ° 110 * In August 1862, a company was or !£?£«^'.composed of the settlers near Kstherville, under command of Capt w -H.Ingham, now of Algona, to pro- toot the settlers of that portion of P the state of Towa from invasion by Indians These men were mustered into f tate service by order of Gov. state the They built Fort Defiance at be? ' of sara^st KrSS^?"* Article IV of chapter I, Regulations, provides who i to such membership, diers, and sailors of the eligibl Soland WHO OWNS "HELLSTOBE?" Algona Gets a Send On" In the Disreputable Des Moines Graphic —A Likely Story. J. B. Jones writes us as follows'from Des Moines: "I have so long been a part of Algona and entertain such high regard for the people there as well as the reputation of the town, that I always feel like resenting anything which assails the good name and reputation of that fair city. My attention has been called to the enclosed clipping from Saturday's (Nov. 19) Graphic of this city. Considering the source from which it emanates, however, little harm will come fome from it:" .The Graphic under the caption Must be a Tough One" says: H the story told by A. Anderson, a crippled Des Moines shoemaker, be true, Algona certainly is an undesirable place for a pilgrim and a stranger to fall into. Mr. Anderson claims that he went to Algona for the purpose of engaging in the work of his trade, taking with him $300 in cash. He says that owing to the perfect system of robbery followed by the natives of that place he became a busted monopoly in no time. From his ta k it would be inferred that a place called the "Hell Store" is about the only institution in the town that ?.°fs a thriving business, and says that if they fleece all suckers as they did him, they certainly have no complaint to make about hard times. FOB THE ALGOKA POSTOPHOE. A Review of the Situation as It Exists at Present, Nothing new has developed in the postoffice contest, except that Bro. Hinchon is in th,e field in dead earnest. Wo are sorry to see that he now claims to have always been a Cleveland man, and also that he has the active endorsement of the Republican. These are both bad omens so early in the struggle. But these are not all, for there are many who have other candidates for the place. ,The public generally would be pleased to see L. C. Smith appointed. Mr. Lantry made an excellent official and could take up the work without tnat learning process so troublesome to the public which a new man would have to go through, and many think that it is time a German citizen got some recognition from the democrats, they having furnished Cleveland his strongest support and secured nothing in return. Mr. Pettibone has many friends who would like to see him appointed, and others are named, THE UPPER DES MOINES says let the best iu^V*'?? 1 It; h °P es Mr- Ryan will look the field over very carefully, and it will render him, all the assistance in its power in accurately estimating the sentiment of the people. By the way, how would an election do, allowing the republicans to y'ote? It would furnish us a merry time und be a fair turn aoout. i discharged there rom . I wen come withiti GS? d looks ave.more than skin deep, depending upon a hlealthy condition of all the look. ans. ir the liver bo inactive yo\ >ok, if your stomach be dis- e a dyspeptic look, and if -,---„- —, affected you have a pinched Secure g<Jod health and you will „„ . J.ood looks; Eleotiio Bittera is the great alterative ftnd tonic, acts directly ou ™ e t evlta l organs. Cures pimples, blotch- on. hn«l. „„., -,.?„ ft ^ Son^taltojn, Is «;60o bottles. 4

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