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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 28, 1891
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^••••••^••••••fea MQIKE8; ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, CCT* 28, 189JL The Upper Oes Moines BY INOifAM A WARttEN. t«MW* (it the Vpprr DM 6n«coSiy, one year ll.BO Onecopy i nix month*.. 75 On*copy, three months...... 40 Bent to ixny ftdilrMH at nlmve rnte«. Remit by draft, money order, express order, ofjtofttat not* At mir rink. Raton of ftdvertlnlng Kent on application. T" ' *"*-"—' •"" r Wheeler or Boies express a calm well considered judgment afi to what Will best conserve the Interests of all, and let every man rise to a high level of thinking. BO that what ho does he will never regret, but will rather point to With pride. Hie Rfpnlillcnn Nomination*. For Governor, HinAM o, WirnRi.Bh. . .. .......... of 'Sue county For Lieutenant Governw. .fitto. VANHOBTEN ............ of Taylor county For JudRe of Hie Supreme Court, MtkAft M. WBAVKB ........... of Hardln county For Railroad Commissioner, FnAKK T. CAM MiKi.i, ......... of Janper county BVn- gupeMntmident Public Instruction, HroiivSAJiiK ............... of Clinton county For Bohfttor, Forty-seventh District, A. U. FDNK ............... of Dloklnflon county For Representative, Elffhty-thlrd Olntrlct, .loiiwO. SMITH ............ , .of KoHtmth county OOtfBTY. For Treasurer, W. A.CnirMAn .................... of Portland For Superintendent of Schools, n. F. Itr.Bit ...................... ,...,. of Algona M, For Sheriff, For BupcrvloorH, It. C. nntA.KNIiKOK of Algona of Wesle _ r __ yy J, 0. HAWBON ..,...,.,....Of J,ottli CrOOK For Coroner, »ll. Jj, A, BllBHW! of Algona For Surveyor, 0. A. TKI.I.IKit of AItfona OiirilK of CnmllilatfN. FOR StJPKKINTKNDENT—I am II Clindlrtlltfl for county Hiiorlnteiulent of school*.' ItKllTIIA OAIIKV. JJAtlVUY OUT OF T1IK HACK. A, F. Dalloy desires to announce Unit, ho liaH withdrawn IIH a candidate for nhorllT, and will under no olrcumstan- cos allow II!H name to bo voted for next Tuesday. All voters will take duo notice and bo govoroned accordingly. Till! ISSUKS HUMMKU Ul § . Tho most hotly contested campaign over conducted In Iowa IH drawing to a oloso. Upon tho outcome will dopond not only our local politics for two years, but to a largo extent tho national election next year will bo alTootod. Every voter la put upon Inquiry not only an to local option, but as to tho questions of tihoslng presidential electors, tho currency, reciprocity, and tho possible election of a republican president, Upon thuHQ questions what IIIIH tho •campaign developed? Tho democrats began with a declaration for free silver coinage. They have dropped all discussion of the currency •question on tho stump, the party In tho nation Is opposed to tho state platform, already tho Iowa loaders are for Clove- land for president, and ho has always opposed'froo coinage. On tho other hand tho republicans point to a law enacted which brings tho total product ^<>f American silver mines to tho use of tho people, a law enacted In spltoof tho neUvo opposition of tho eastern democracy, and a law which they want now repealed. So far as tho democrats can bo said to have a tariff policy It IB to put all revenue taxes on snob articles as tea, ooffco, Biigar, etc., arid remove all duties which aid American manufacturers. They have denounced tho MoKlnloy tariff bill because It raises prices, but no article of common uso is named on which tho price has boon raised. On the other hand tho republicans point to our greatly increased export trade, tho treaties which give tho farm products of this country enormous advantage in foreign markets, and tho steady growth nnd spread of homo Industries as their defense. They make through reciprocity free .trado where froo trade is profitable, and through .a discrimination in favor of Industries that would bo crippled by free competition they afford protection to homo capital and homo labor. Gov. Boles bus promised that in ro- ilistriotlng tho state no attempt would bo made by tho democrats to change tho method of choslng presidential electors, by letting each congressional district oloct its own. AWI) SMlTtt, Tho Courier reprints an article from the Hancock 'County Democrat, whose scurrllloiis references to Mr. Smith ought to have kept It out of a home paper, But being reprinted Its weakness only goes to show how little can be said against the republican candidate personally, Even 'that little is absurd and false. Whatever may be urged on political grounds for tho defeat of tho republican legislative ticket, no man can truthfully say a thing about the candidates as men which would do aught but win thorn support. Senator Funk stands before the public without a single stain upon his record. In every relation which ho holds to tho community hois above reproach, and his many acts of friendship toward the people of KoHsuth should win him a more than merely party support. Mr. Smith has been a resident of 1.ho county twenty- flvo years. During that time his relations have boon .such to tho community that no man can truthfully say that he IB not a good citizen. In his business and family relations ho has stood equally high in public esteem, and no question of personal integrity has over Drought a stain upon his reputation. Whatever ho has undertaken ho has done well, and wherever public duty has fallen upon him ho has performed it faithfully. There will bo many honest opponents to his election, and also to Senator Funk's, because many voters honestly oppose tho policies they stand for. But no one will oppose either because personally ho would not bo a credit to tho district In .office, while those who believe In the desirability of republican success can -confidently point to both as men who will faithfully and ably represent the interests of tho people. the unfl appeals to the discontent of people by picturing the posperity of such states ae Vermont. There is not ft man In this county who would sell his property and Invest his capital dollar for dollar in any business In that state, and every man who has been there knows It. There is not a. man In this county who would take his money and Invest it In Vermont, if he could get two dollars of interest in any business there for One, outside of one or two in* dustrles. And yet Gov. Boles comes here and quotes figures which ure Intended to convey the Impression that Vermont Is making 8fl per Cent.,- where Iowa Is making less than two per 'Cent. The veter in Iowa, who is deceived, does not deserve the opportunities he enjoys, the greatest today afforded on the face of the earth to men of small means. And yet tho party has done this in Michigan, und has discussed doing it in Iowa. At a time whoii public sentiment turns toward electing by direct popular vote, this scheme would put tho choice of president further than over away from the people. Iowa could bo (Ixod thlB winter so that in spite of an old 4lmo republican majority next year, over half of her presidential electors would be democrats, If this legislature nhould bo democratic, would Gov. Doles' promise on tho stump prevent tho passage of such a law? Lastly tho democratic campaign turns upon a return to-the local option syBtom of eight years ago, with tho one «xcoptlou that the platform provides for saloons in country townships as well as In municipal corporations. Gov. Boles in his speech mild something about tho townships voting in a body, but how they could do that, or where the saloons would be put if license carried ho did not explain. Tho platform has no such provision, and it is evident that if tile saloon is allowed in country townships at all, each township must bo allowed to decide for itself. Those arc tho issues fairly stated. Every voter should consider thorn seriously. Ho should refuse to bo carried away by slanders of candidates, or by appeals to prejudice. If ho fairly inclines to either side he need huvo no hesitancy in voting for tho men who represent his views. Lot the votes for 'I'llJO I!AST AND TJIK WK8T. The most unfair statement made by Gov. Boles, and tho one best calculated to mislead, was his comparison of tho Increase of wealth In tho cast and in tho west. Ho said: " If you follow out tho Inquiry you will flucl that tho uvorngo Increase por cnpltn of wealth during tho lust ton years In Muino was38.nopor cent,; Now York, 20.05 por cent.; Now Hampshire, •U.tWpor cent; Ponu- sylvaulu, SS.4fi por coat.; Vermont, 80.0.1 por cent.; mid Iowa, your own stuto, 1.115 por cent." Tho Impression ho intended to convey and did convey was that tho people of tho eastern states had made from ton to twenty times as much profit on their capital as tho people of Iowa. And yet this statement docs not moan this us tho cloflo reader will readily observe. Why did ho say increase por capita instead of increase on the amount invested? With an immense capital, the result of tho savings of a half dozen gon- oratlons and a decreasing population because of lack of opportunities, it is little wonder that tho increase of wealth por capita should oxooed that of Iowa with small capital invested and a rapidly increasing number of poor people coming in to take advantage of tho bolter opportunities. Increase of wealth por capita does not mean big profits on capital. If ton men have a million apiece and it gains but two por cent,, and ton other men have a thousand aploco and it gains fitly por cent., tho Increase of wealth por capita would bo much greater to tho first ton, bo- cause two por cont, on ton million is four times as much as fifty per cont. on ton thousand. But which ten would bo enjoying the best opportunities, which would bo making tho most, which would bo in tho host country for people of moderate moans? Tho man who will answer those questions will solve tho sophistry of Gov. Boles' figures, and soo tho humbug of his comparison between Iowa and Vermont as places for making 1.0CAI. OPTION AND POMTICB. Every vote cast for candidates who favor local option is a vote to bring bock the old saloon rows of ten years ago. What greater nonsense is there than talk of getting the 'saloon out of politics by adopting local option? If, as Gov. Boles said, a petition of two- fifths of tho voters would be needed before an election could bo held, wouldn't every man in a town or township be be- selged until the two-fifths were so- cured? Wouldn't every man be known then when tho vote was taken as a " whlskylto" or a "crank?" If prohibition carried wouldn't ovory license man swear that tho "cranks" wore ruin- Ing tho town and that ovory neighbor- Ing town was getting ahead? If license carried wouldn't the prohibitionists put In tho year In showing how tho "whls- kyltes" were demoralizing the people and encouraging lawlessness and dls- 'Order'? Wouldn't every succeeding election bo marked by porsonaLattaoks, by scandals and slanders, and wouldn't 'it soon be that people would not speak on tho streets? Let ovory voter who remembers local option days answer these questions to himself, and then say whether local option will tnko tho liquor .question 'Out of politics. Bring back local option and no man can be elected to any office from coroner to congressman without the main question being, "how does he stand on the saloon?" and every voter in Kossuth knows it. This was truo and will be true again, and as much more disastrous to the interests of the county as option by country townships is wider extended than the old option by muni- appeared from any politician in Iowa this fall te a two-and-a-half-coltimn Jumble of words la the Esthcrville Vindicator from J. O. Kasa, republican candidate for representative in that district. The inan la evidently an innocent dough-head." What do the people think of such a remark about a man simply because he happens to be a Scandinavian and a republican farmer? Two years Is enough for a governor who spends his time figuring out new scheme* to show that we are hard up ant destitute. Wo had better have a lens brll Hant man. Tho democrats expect to carry Kos suth county for Boies by getting the repub licuns to quarrel. A funny feature of the campaign the publication the past week of the state prohibition ticket by all the democratic papers. The Estherville Democrat says " Every true and honest prohibitionist wll vote it at the coming election." The Cour ier didn't have gall enough to say that, bu gave the ticket as a gentle reminder tha anyone who Wouldn't give Boies « whol vote, could give him half of ono by voting tho third party ticket. The<Cedar Rapids Republican puts It right: "The Algona Courier, detn., says that Mr. Wheeler ' If elected will make a common sense governor.' Well, that's what the people of Iowa want. That's why they want a change.". ' Here is what Hon.' J. J. Richardson of Davenport, member of the democratic national committee, thinks of farmer can. dldatcs. Speaking of Wheeler ho saysi " He has been a horse Importer and farmer, and he may know something about agriculture and Hvo stock, but as a candidate for governor of Iowa ho should know something more. As A. PLAIN EVBIIY-DAT FAIIMKR tho Democrat has no objection to Wheeler but as the head of a party It can consider him no other way than a disgrace to the stuto." The Webster City Herald is. out foi D. C. Chase for speaker of tho coming house of representatives. By education and special training Mr. Chnsois well fitted for the position, and his choice would be a fitting recognition of tho great northwest. James Parton, the biographer, Is dead. great American cipal corporations, vote to allow local The man who will option in country townships in Kossuth county, wiR vote to bring about tho worst liquor law that can bo devised, and the ono most calculated to demoralize politics, and destroy tho peace and harmony of the community, money. It ought to bo beneath a governor to try wild create discontent among tho people by using illustrations which at first sight deceive, and apparently are intended to deceive. Even if eloKo examination did not show the dishonesty of a statement which sooms to mean that Vermont is nearly 60 times preferable to Iowa as a place for making money, common sense and common observation ought to do it. Why is tho tide of immigration to tho west? Why do people of moderate moans find Iowa tho place for them? Why are they leaving Vermont and the other eastern states? Why are lands here doubling iu value, and running down in those states of great profits? Let any honest voter consider these matters and ho will not long be deceived, Vermont is not a state whore big profits are made on capital, and It is only because tho savings of over 100 years are still invested there, and the population is rapidly decreasing that tho returns por capita seem largo. Is it not within the knowledge of every man in tho county that eastern money took tho Algona water works bonds at 11 vo per eout. and paid a premium to get them? When eastern money seeks such investment, what senso is there in talking about tho big returns on monqy In tho oast? Gov. Boies is hard pressed by tho exigencies of tho<eunpuign when ho appears before an intelligent audience Speaking of changing Iowa's law. for olooting presidential electors, or "Michi- gauizlng" tho state, S, M. Clark says of Gov. Boles' promises: "Of course tho opinion of Gov. Boies is not final as to tho matter, however; ho may think so. Ho will do whatever his party finally decides IB tho host political course for his party to adopt. That is tho universal law of politics. Tho Fort Madison Democrat, Tho Burlington Gazette, and other Iowa democratic papers have spoken of tho Michigan plan as being u good ono. If tho democrats wore to oloot tho governor and tho two houses of tho Iowa legislature then all tho political acts of tho session would bo carefully determined by tho state and national managers of tho democratic party. And if thoy thought that It was best for tho democratic party in next year's election for Iowa to change its electoral law and choose by districts that would bo done and Gov, Boies would concur in tho action. That is tho rule which binds every party loader." Every man should go to tho polls next Tuesday and umko it his business to see that his neighbors aro out. This is tho most Important election Iowa will have, and ovory voter should east his ballot. The Courier hears that some democrats aro going to vote independent of its dictation, and says: "Tho result on elec tion day will point out unerringly the traitorous townships and the traitorous Individuals." So it appears that a democrat who is independent Is a "traitor." But when a republican votes to suit himself it is an evidence of "manly Independence I" Tho figures in Kossuth show the humbug of Boies' per capita argument. In 1885 the total assessment was 183,874,801, and in 1890 the total assessment was $8,875,770. During those flvo years the population has increased many thousands, so that by Boies' method the wealth of the county has decreased por capita during the five most prosperous years tho county ever had. Be sure and vote. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scribner's Magazine for November contains several notable illustrated articles on countries that are little known to American readers—iroludIng the first of several papers by Carl Lumholtz (the author of " Among- Cannibals") on his explorations in the Sierra Madro. His expedition is conducted under tho auspices of the American Museum of Natural History of New York, and tho American Geographical society, and the results will first appear i Scribner's Magazine. There is also a strik ing paper by Napoleon Ney, tho grandson of the great marshal of Franco, on the pro posed Trans-Saharian railway, which French government has approved. Mr*. 0. VV. Burllngatne was called to Tiptoh, the early part of the week, by a telegram announcing that Mr. Btir^ lingame was sick with Intermittent f6Ve;K The combination candidate for the legislature In the Kossuth-Han- 'cock district Invested a quarter In republican literature by subscribing for five copies of THE UPPER DBS Momis, Livermore Gazette: Buell & Morse have put in a lumber yard at LuVerne which will be managed by Rueb. Suell, This firm established so profitable a business at Bode that another firm in the same business there thought It best to buy them out, and we have not the sllghest doubt but the people of Lu- Verne will also find that it is a very profitable matter for them to have this firia operating in their midst, and they should endeavor by their patronage to continue to have It operate there. They will find Rueb. Buell a very gentlemanly personage to attend to their wants. SLAKDEBING WHEELER. An ITnparulieliod campaign of Abuse and Misrepresentation — Wheeler's Statement. The desperate fight against Wheeler and Van Houten has led to the most abusive attacks upon them personally that have ever been made in an Iowa campaign. The Chicago Herald has led in the work of slander, and while the people In this county have not seen all its work, the pretended interview with Phil. Schaller is a sample of what it has been doing. Mr. Wheeler's statement will show to our readers what charges have been mode in the hope of exciting prejudice, and defeating him by foul means: ODEIIOMJT, Iowa, Oct. 28.—The Chicago Herald, Des Moines Leader. Cedar Rapids Gazette and other democratic papers have beon publishing numerous falsehoods against me personally during the campaign, and I wish to make the following statements : 1. I am not a speculator in options on the board of trade in Chicago. 2. I am not an infidel. On tho contrary, I believe in God and the Christian religion and I have always contributed to tho building of churches and tho support of the ministers. 8. I did not go to California or Canada to avoid the army. I was a resident of California from 1854 to 1868. 4. I have always paid all taxes assessed against my property. 5. I never owned any railroad stock or bouds. 0. I have no promises out either direct or indirect affecting any office that I may have at my disposal if I am elected. There will probably bo more falsehoods published before election day and I caution all republicans to pay no attention to electioneering falsehoods. Very truly yours, H. C. WIIEEMSII! TWO NOTABLE Got, Boies Spoke on Wednesday Senator Allistli Thnfsday to Crowded Houses. The Issues of thfc Campaign thoroughly Discussed—Other Meetings Yet to Be Held in the County. Tho Situation In Verse. The poetical machine of THE UPPER DBS MOINES being out of order, we Oorrow this week from the Lu Verne News. Tho poem is entitled "The Navigation talking to Act," and Dr. B.:" "J. W. is Bring out your democratic hull, Fling her tatters to the breeze; All the crew on board are full, Each one trying the other to please. Cap'n Bourne stands amld-shlps, With his hand upon the sail. Hissing out between his thick lips, Do you see that Alliance tain" To command this ship's no glory, For I fear she's "water logged:" It reminds me of the story Of the tail that wagged the dog." J. S. Polk, a life-long democrat and one of Dos Moines' leading citizens, spoke for Wheeler last evening. Ignatius Donnelly got a verdict of ono dollar in his libol suit against tho St. Paul Pioneer Press. Tho suit was brought on account of charges of bribery. Tho latest scheme to beat the county ticket la to spread reports that the candidates aro trading each other off. In every quarter it has boon charged that Mr. Stephens is trading some man on the ticket which that locality is interested In. There is not a word of truth in these reports, and thoir only purpose is to urouso suspicion aud create distrust, A republican split again this year means an unending row, and the democrats aro turning- every stone to bring it about. The State Register says truthfully: " Sensations aro always false In tho last days of a campaign." Look out for cock- and-bull stories on tho republican candidates in tho county. Every effort is being made to defeat Sheriff Stephens because his defeat means a continuance of sectional party warfare, and tho democrats know that means success for them every fall. Tho republicans of Emmet, Dickinson, aud Pulo Alto counties nominated a Norwegian, J. O. Kusu, for the legislature. Ho U president of the Emmet County Farmers' alliance, aud a thrifty farmer. Here is the Courier's reference to a late letter, which by tho way did not announce that he could see uo difference between the people's parly and tho democrats; "The silliest and most assiuiuo yawp that has IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Elmore Post: Miss Emma Render son returned from a week's visit to her parents near Algona, on Monday. Britt Tribune: Mrs. Thomas Robi son of Algona visited over Sunday with her son A. J, Robison of this place. Spirit Lake Beacon: Rev. W. H Dorward, formerly of the local Baptist church, has boon called by Algona Baptists, and removed to that place, Emmetsburg Democrat: Mrs. J. B Anderson went to Algona, Thursday, to visit relatives James Nolan o; tho Whittemore neighborhood was recently visited by his father and mothei from Illinois. Their ages 80 and 90, Ruthven Free Press: David Starr of Emmetsburg was here visiting his brother, E. K, Starr, also looking over the M. E. church to see how It was built, as he has a contract to build one at Whittemoro, and tho people there want it built like the one in Ayreshire. Webster City Freeman: Capt F, D. Young, Lieut. Jesse Lee and Sargt. W. F. Smith were at Algona last Thursday. They went up to try the Algona rifle range, which is said to be the finest in tho state. It is needless to say that the reputation of Company C did not suffer any in their hands. Sheldon Mall: Miss Ella Seckerson, republican nominee for superintendent of schools, is the only support of an aged mother, Her father died in the army and two of her brothers went to war for their country's sake. Voters should boar those facts in mind, especially veteran soldier voters. Webster City Graphic: Capt. F. D. Young, Lieut. J. W. Lee and Sargt. W. F. Smith of Co. C, I. N. G., went to Algona, Thursday, to attend competitive target practice. Mason City had five men there and Algona was fully represented. Our boys averaged up O. Iv, on the whole shoot and cjirried off the honors on the 600 yard distance. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. H. C. Beokman visited Garner, Clear Lake, Algona and Renvvlck and inspected the Shut your mouth I" cries first mate HInchon , With the tiller In his hand; """"ion, We are here you know to cinch 'em, If you don't you'r surely damned." ' W( L au Itnow the °W craft's rotten, Gotten to the very core; But we put you In commaud, sir, Trusting that you'd make the shore." Luff her up then!" cries the capt'n, Unload Graham, let go Koupe; Lighten h<ir by dropping Carey Or we'll all be In the soup." 'hen appeared poor Mr. Lantry, Trembling he from top to toe; n . a querulous voice he chanted, Who mixed this hellish dish of crow?" HInchon!" cried they all together, "He's the man to blame for all;" Throw him overboard I" cries Lautrv May he ne'er hear Gabriels call I" Avast! more ballast" cries the capt'n, Where can be my demijohn S" A '5 cl , t! , tls overboard with Hluchon; Holy Horace, we are gone. The Kossuth County Boom. Lu Verne News: It is said that during the last 12 months no less than 1,400 families have unloaded their goods at Bancroft with the Intention of making their homes in this county. Allow! 'g the usual five persons to each fain. Ly for average, and we have 7,000 people added to the population of the countv and this mostly in the north end. But what Is truo of the north end is true in a- perhaps somewhat smaller ratio of the county-at large, as Algona, Wesley, Whittemore, and LuVerne have all received a large number of settlers who have made homes ' adjacent, so that it in the territory would not be far * " , ' "» *" MWUIW. iiuu UO Ictl from right to estimate the present population of Kossuth county at from 50 to 75 per cent, greater than it was 12 months ago. State W. C. T. U, Convention. To the Editor: The Woman's Christian Temperance union of Iowa held its eighteenth annual meeting at Creston, Kossuth did itself credit in the political rallies last week. Gov. Boies said that his meetings here and at Mason City were the best he had had In places of the size, and Senator Allison said that his meeting here Was the best he had had outside the cities. The people came out, irrespective of party, to hear both, and probably two-thirds of both audiences were composed of the same auditors. To each was given the same respectful attention, and in return each treated the audience nto a dispassionate and earnest presentation of his side of the case. Gov. Boies spoke Wednesday afternoon. He arrived in the morning and was taken to C. L. Lund's home, where he rested till 2 o'clock, when he was escorted by mounted police to the rink; At the school house the children were gathered to meet him, and a squad of Company F saluted him. At the rink he met an audience which filled that building and which listened attentively to him for nearly two hours. S. L. Bestow followed him in a brief speech. Both were frequently applauded, an imported Emmetsburg cannon aiding In the noise. Gov. Boies loft at 6 o'clock for Eagle Grove, where he spoke in the evening. If Gov. Boles had a big meeting for an afternoon meeting, tho crowds which came the next evening for Allison were without precedent in this section. Before dark the teams had filled the streets, and big delegations came on the trains from all the neighboring towns. Wesley came with her band, and when the parade had formed the town was full. The parade was composed of mounted horsemen, bicycles with lanterns, two bands, and torch bearers, and was the largest seen for years. Before it reached the rink that building was crowded .'to the' utmost, and fully 600 people failed to get in. When Senator Allison, escorted by Mayor Sheetz, John G. Smith, A. D. Clarke, and Chairman Doxsee, arrived he was greeted with great cheering, and throughout his two hours' address was applauded with equal heartiness. His speech was one of the ablest ever delivered in Algona, calm and candid in style, clear and direct in his bearing on the issues. At its opening and close the glee c'ub rendered rousing good songs, and when the meeting closed all agreed that it h'"\ been the biggest ana most enthusiastic of the campaign. • '' Great credit is due '> members of both parties for their non-partisan desire to give our distinguished visitors a fitting reception. Nothing speaks better for the intelligence and fairness of a cpmmuillty than a desire to have all sides fuiiy represented, and nothing advertises us better abroad, than showing a just appreciation of the honor conferred upon the county by the visits of our leading men. The End of the Campaign. At 2 o'clock this afterrfbon Geo. Van Houten will address the people of Burt on the issues of the campaign. Tomorrow evening Secretary of State McFarland will speak at Bancroft. This will be one of the best meetings held in the county. Van Houten at Wesley. Wesley had a great blow-out last evening, and was assisted in it by a good crowd from Britt and Algona, A dozen or more carriages from here were driven over, and, besides the band, carried an enthusiastic lot of republicans. They were all hospitably received, as many as could be accommodated had • supper with the genial host of the Sherman house, and all joined the big parade, which marched up and down through reached the the town, church At last they which was the largest room in town having seats, and which had generously been tendered by the authorities. This was jammed from end to end, when the glee club, Brunson, W. B. consisting of A. A. Oct. 10 to 15. It was a most pleasant and successful session. The membership of the union is about 4,000, and its revenue has amounted to more than §6,000 in the last two years. The department reports show a large amount of work done. The citizens of Creston made gifts to the union amounting to ?300. Birthday offerings from local unions amounted to $125, it being the eighteenth birthday of the state union. Mrs. Foster was present, and delivered i stirring address. The following officers were elected: Mrs. M. F Hinman, president; Mrs. M. J. Aldrich, corresponding secretary; Mrs. P. J. Jvington, recording secretary; Miss Mary Grahan, treasurer. Among the ;esolutlons is the following: " We con- idently expect, and will earnestly labor 0 secure the utter and complete ex- inction of the liquor traffic throughout he entire nation, and to prevent Its re- stabhshment by national constitution- 1 prohibition." A Chnnge of Base. Bancroft Register: E. O. Roberts in- orms the writer that he has purchased house and lot in Algona for a future Quartan, W. L. Joslyu, and F. A. Cady, opened the exercises. Geo. Van Houten followed with an earnest talk of two hours on tho issues, and the glee club Th^T and / e ?P° nded ^ an encore Then the crowd all scattered and the Algonians drove home. It was a bil evening for W^jandaflne meeting! Iowa's Land Ltoorn. W. C. Sawyer of Fort Dodge, general land agent of the Illinois Central, v t ux £ ity reporter he said: was week - T ° a Journal u I have just been in n n southern Illinois in the interests of the ^ J found out the fnU oun out there that the small land owners who have been farm* ing from 80 to 100 acres of land are S. ing out to the well-to-do farmers? and that nearly all of them are figuring on locating m northwestern Iowa .The crops in Illinois during the past two seasons have not been all that could be desired. The great cros o era Iowa have attracte r tention, and the prospects are for bigtamigration from other states ne ^swsssaissarf.^ $&,&"*•" ^'*'» A Wesley Record. Reporter: Geo. Frink took n 1 ftfo V r

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