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THIS DES mommi ALGONA, IOWA; WEDNESDAY, NOV. is, mi The Upper Des .Moines BY INOHAM fr WARREN. fetm* of the tipper T)ea Moln«n: OneCopy, onnyftnr— tl.no One copy, »lx wonUm,.. .*, 7fi One copy, three month*. 40 Bent to any AcldrflSft nt fthovo rules. Remit by •draft, motipy c/rrtnr, express order, orjxiBtnl notn at our HBK. ItnfcH of advertising R«.'t on application. Tilt? lIKATlr OF COL. MlttKS. Two weeks ago iin -*jpehklng of Dr. Keoley'B euro for drurikonnoss reference was made to nn article in tho North American Rovlow, written by Col. John P. MlnoB of .New York. About two Weeks ago Col. .Mines died nt Black- wolPfl Inland nfter.a drunken debauch. His prominence iin literary clrelos, his long struggle against period leal attacks of the old dririk fllHonso contracted in tho army, and his absolute faith In his euro by Dr. rteoloy havo done more than anything else to ..gain tho {fold euro notoriety, tis bin.death inoro than nny other event calls HH merlin Into r|iioH- tlon. Col. MhioH'beforo the war wan a inlnlfdor, untcrod tho army an chaplain, and left It a colonel. Afterwards he became an -editor, lie had tried tho various homes amM'ioHpltalH In a vain effort to free himself from periodical drinking spoils, and was among tho first to go to Dwjghl. There ho met many prominent .men, unions them Oplo Ileod of .the Arkansaw Traveller, Congressman 'Tn.rii6.cy of Michigan, State .Senator Ttust of Wisconsin, and others wltoHo names ho gives with their permission. Ho took his last drink Jan. HJ, and until .ton days before his death was confident of his cure. His death has .given a Booming endorsement to the physicians who rldlculo Dr. Koelcy's woi'lc. 'They claim that his euro In twnpomry.ionly, and largely duo to mental Influence. :St(ll tho records show that h;uridrods have gone out of Dwight al.)lofor:a p ,yenr or longer to ro- flist any dcH'lro'fov.liq.uor, and confidant that they rit'o.porinnnontly cured. Tho claim is of a -euro of '.•05 per cent, of those who have iboon there. 10von if but live per cent, woro cured tho work would bo wai'tlhy >•&( oncouragemont. And oven If tho<uura>.8lioultl only Insure a few nionllm' -roloiiso it would put many a victim in the way of permanent escape, In speaking' of this case Dr. Keoloy says that ho 'thinks. Col. Minos' mind had boeomo unsottlod and that tho relapse was .duo largely to this cause. 'Bo that,as it .may, tho failure does not necessarily.discredit the gold euro, although its peculiar prominence has raised a fterioun,(jui:nUon. Whatever conclusion,.however, as to tho merits of Dr. Kooloy's.methodsmay be drawn from this tiuigio death, there is no doubt about tho .moral It carries with it to thoHU who havoiiiot contracted tho drink habit, it says In unmistakable torms that a loafer-remedy than bi-ohloride of gold Is lotting liquor alone. It adds now weight ,to the already convincing proof that no man is strong enough to contend successfully with whiskey. Coming asil does to.a man of prominence., and so swiftly on the heels of his own .widely published claim of euro, II. gives a sad and startling warning. What spectacle more pitlahlo than a man, whoso attain-, monts hail won him a-first place in the literary circles of tho metropolis, and secured him tho honorary recognition of the degree L. L. I)., an honored drawn the white elephant. It, is for them to decide how to dispose of it. Inghllfl expresses hift opinion and ftny»: " Gov. Holes'success In Town will make him n formidable candidate for second place on tho democratic ticket with Cleveland, though in a presidential election Iowa may still be reasonably considered a republican state. One powerful If not the controlling cause of republican disaster In Iowa bus been tho dissatisfaction engendered by the prohibition of tho last ten years, to which tho party has been affirmatively committed. This has detached largely the German and Scandinavian vote, and there Is some ground for apprehension that the alienation is complete. Notwithstanding tho rigid prohibition legislation, beer and whiskey aro to bo obtained as beverages In all tho principal towns of the state, and in many of the larger cities the illicit traffic Is practically recognized and sanctioned by the Imposition of monthly lines upon the saloonkeepers, which are paid into the treasury and applied to municipal government" tho expense of Tho Cedar Rapids Republican alone among tho dallies we get frankly admits that Hie republicans were unfortunate In (heir candidate for governor. Clay county made the biggest per cent, republican gala thin year, and gets tho Tlnpecumw club banner. The gain was 210 votes, or 2(1.1 per cent. Good for Clay. The vote In tho Tenth district this year l« '1(1,012 as against »r.,4<!) last year. Van Houtca gained 2,~ll over Dolllver, while Beitow gained but 1,813 over Woods. Senator Funk takes his fluttering vote very modestly. The only mention in the Beacon Is tho following: "Funk's official majority for state senator In this district Is 010. In each of tho counties of Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth ho ran ahead of Wheeler, tho gain In tho four counties aggregating 110. This would seem to bo pretty substantial endorsement of his first term In tho senate, The marked loyalty and friendship of tho republican proas and the courtesy of tho opposition papers are features not to bo overlooked. Being a newspaper man first, and only Incidentally an ofllco holder, these evidences of good stand- Ing among tho brethren aro particularly gratifying." A few rnoro close elections and wo shall got by Inquiring what county a candidate Is from, aiid what business ho follows, and devote moro time to llnding out what qualifications ho has for serving the public i acceptably. ; Tho Grinnell foot ball team wont! to Minneapolis to play a return game with tho Minnesota champions on their own grounds. At Grinnoll tho game stood 13 to 13. At Minneapolis they lost by 2-t to 14. Q w«Pefair the very much changed political conditions lit such cities as Council Bluffs Oils year ought to be taken into some ac- twnnt. But the test is «o test at all. Carl Snyder was not a success on tho Nonpareil, btft it was not because he failed to win republican votes. It was because he tried to 'run a live paper in a dead town. McKinley says the Iowa campaign was canned out on local issues. As the Carroll Herald sees it: "That .the supiromo Issue was prohibition ho one .can doubt." Tt then adds: " Tho lesson Is a plain one; this time its meaning cannot •bo misinterpreted. It would be well for those who control tho making of platforms tuid Influence tho deliberations of conventions to consider seriously before plunging .the party Into another campaign with dis- astor-atiiassured result." The Chicago Herald don't give the Boies presidential boom much encouragement. It says: " Campbell's dofcat In Ohio removes him from tho list and though Oov. Boies has of availables, won again In Iowa the talk herds that his victory was •due to the prohibition Issue quite as much as to any otlnjr, and that ho Is not a sufficiently conspicuous figure to entitle him to consideration for head of the presidential ticket." " Fort Dodge is to have livery. free mail de- votornn of tho war, publishing in Imy- ish joyfulnoss over his hoped-for escape tho story of his enslavement to the liquor habit. What spectacle more pitiable unless It bo tho sumo man dying in drunken convulsions In a public hospital, and leaving tho memory of ills downfall as n lasting legacy to a hoy whose companionship at .Dwight and whoso eager hope ho had HO beautifully described: "1 had takim with mo. for omiipimy, my sou, a little lad, who had not quite reached his Kith birthday. Bo saw und hoard everything at Dwight, The stake wim it largo one to 111 in, and he watched thoprocuBBunxloMB- ly. When we camo away life luid a now inclining to us both. He has luul a hanpy summer for he has aovor doubted, .and has never had a fear whether 1 was with him or absent. To him as to mo the mtxmory of that handful of white houses not among stately cottoawoods on thu prairie will always come up steeped with tho fragrance of thu May blossoms that 11 cat taught hopu, and then impressed faith in tho work that IWUH doing." Henry W. Grady, tho brilliant doino- KJratlo editor of Georgia, and tho grout- •ost orator of his generation, said before ,liis death: *' Never drink—I lovo liquor and I love stho fellowship Involved in drinking. My •safety has been that 1 never drink at all. Jt is .much easier not to drink ut all than to drink n little. If I had to attribute what I ;liuvo4ono in life to any one thing I should Attribute it to tho fact Unit 1 tun u tuutoialer. As suiw as you ure bora, it is the pluasant- ,Cftt, tho easiest, and tho safest way." The ofHcinl count is completed for the state, and makes tho total vote cast for governor 430,31-1. This Is tho largest over cast In the state. Of this Boies received 30r,5Tfi; Wheeler, iW),75l); Wostfall, 11,018 and Gibson 11(13. Boles' plurality is' 7,810. For lieutenant governor Bestow received 204,833 and Van Houtcn, 200,580. Bestow's plurality Is 4,243. Judge of supremo court: ICInno, 20!l,(!l(); Weaver, 200,4(11; Klnno's plurality, !),I5S, For superintendent of public instruction: Knoo'pllur, 20!!,770; Siibtn, 202,880; Knooptlor's plurlty, 81)3. For railroad commissioner: Doy, 200,818; Campbell, 105,1)80; Doy's plurality, 10,878. Robt. Finkbino says prayer don't affect democrats:, ''I thought wo woro going to*wiu Tuesday, because I was informed tho women and preachers of Iowa woro praying for us, but I am convinced In tho light of recent events that prayer has no effect on tho average democrat." very evident current of opinion among republicans is toward allowing tho democrats to assume tho full responsibilities of thoir victory. No republican move will be made for the repeal of prohibition. Tho democrats can go ahead and formulate their bill, pass it in the senate, and then tho republican house will consider the situation. Tills is what tho democrats aro trying to avoid, They do not want to ho responsible for a now liquor law, and they will try hard to havo republicans .jBUggest a change. Hut as Sam. Clark Buys: "It is only a vory foolish republican that will play tho game for tho democrats that the latter want." Tho democrats have won fairly and havo Tho Gorman Reichstag is soon to open and Blsmark Is to enter as a member. Tho emperor hates him, and ho despises tho emperor, and It Is expected that ho will open a light ou tho present management. A free silver man, St. John by name, gives his opinion of tho Iowa election, It serves to show how each man explains tho result according to his hobby: "In Iowa, 'formerly a republican stronghold, thodomo- (iratio nominee for governor is ro-oloctcd by Increased majorities. Ills party platform dtnimnds free and unlimited coinage for gold and silver in dollars of tho present standard, Gov, Boios, differing from Gov, Campbell of Ohio, had declared himself at tho outset to bo for tho platform of tho convention which had nominated him. Ho argued ' froo coinage' aggressively, re- ipoatodly,'" . .«. All the Dos Moinos newspapers are improving. Tho Register will soon have a now press, itho Capital a now face, the News is receiving congratulations on Ita tou years' growth, and tho Loader refused to print'tlho forged letter on Wheolor, Tho Sioux City Journal says: Sena- Mr Funk .emerges liko a star in a night of clouds. His majority is about 900. Sain Clark suggests the most sensible local option law yot proposed. It is to havo tho (supervisor* of each county order a special Juno election ouch year. If the county votes for license saloons may bo established In such townships as give a majority that way. If the vote is for prohibition, no saloon cum bo established for two years till another election. Tho Ksthervillo Vindicator notes the Republican's libel suit and says: "The doctor, who claims to bo a regular graduate from a medical college, naturally dou't liko tho treatment, and through a Sioux City law firm instituted proceedings against tho Republican this week. Tho outcome of tho suit will bo eagerly looked for by nows- papor men." The LoMars Sentinel passes a queer Judgment of editorial work when it accepts uu increased republican vote in Pottnwuta- uiio county us proof that Curl Suydor was IN THIS HEIGHBOBHOOD. John Cronholm is going to quit being Nasby at Fairvlllo. Emmot county's delinquent tax list occupies less than a column in tho Vindicator. Tho Algona district Methodist conference iinet at Clarion Monday and closes today. Capt. Young of Company D,.<I. N .G.. has resigned at Webster City. He was a popular officer. At tho.shooting tournament at Fairmount H. ,1. Wilson of Emmetsburg divided honors with Block of St. Peter, Minn. Miss Sockerson, Mrs. W. W. .Johnson's sister, was elected county .superintendent in O'Brien county by 112 .majority. Emmotsburg Democrat: The Whit- temoro drug storo has changed hands. It has been purchased by a gontlemun •from Fort Dodge. An effort is being made to havo a club dance in Livormoro this winter, engaging tho Murshulltown string band for each occasion. Frank Davey is one of tho graduates of Dr. Kecley's gold hospital. Ho is talking of coming back to Esthorville, wlioro ho lived so many years. Boono Republican: Hon. A. J. Holmes loft Saturday night for Washington to resume his duties as sergeant- ut-arms of the house. His family will follow in a short 'time. Dr. Brownoll of Spirit Lake, who wanted tho democratic senatorial nomination for tho purpose of defeating Senator Funk, was defeated for coroner In his own county by about 300 votes. Corwith Crescent: E. H. Clarke, attorney from Algona,, was attending to legal business in Corwith last Tuesday. He made the Crescent oillco a pleasant call. Wo always enjoy a visit from or with E. H. Tho Carroll Herald says "Col." Tommy Beaumont, who spon't a couple of weeks in Algona getting mortgage statistics a year ago, was so badly disabled that ho could not he taken to the polls to vote. A visitor in Norwich, N. Y., writes tho Milford Mail and says: Tho farmers have not all got thoir corn husked or their potatoes dug yot; potatoes aro worth about 8C cents a bushel hero, oats, 8(>c, corn, 80c. It is some different than in Iowa. Livormoro Independent: Ed. Conners, last week, in jumping from the hay loft in tho livery stable, in some way was caught on an iron hook, which penetrated just in the eyebrow, making a big tear upwards, but as ho will come out with two good eyes he says it is all right. The Vindicator says Loo Walston, our former Algona boy, will go to Michigan to live. His wife's father lias just died there. It adds: Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walston in Esthorville will deeply sympathize with them in their sad bereavement and keenly regret thoir removal from their midst. p. m. to fl a. m., calling to the watch- tnah below every 15 minutes. He fulfilled the terms of the agreement on Wednesday night. A Dubuque editor will pay $90 for a $46 suit of clothes; a Des Moines man will He all night In the cupola of the capitol building, coming down every 16 minutes to let his opponent know he is awake< while a Webster City man will be compelled to climb to the top of a democratic neighbor's house, unfurl n naff to the breezes and shout for Gov. Boies, Congressman Dolliver denies this story which, however, is good enough to te.ll: Tho emergency of the oiim- paigai will require Congressman Dol- liyer to present Capt. Yeomans with wheelbarrow load of turkeys. He Is to wheel them to the court house square nnd present in a speech. AS TO PROHIBITION. Opinions of Ticpnbtlcanson the Issue of the Campaign, Chicago News: Governor Boles also owes Tils position in part to law-abiding citizens who want none but constitutional methods of repealing prohibition. No matter how the situation is viewed, the election of Gov. Boles represents the discrediting of the prohibition law lowans and of the In the eyes of tho whole -country. Cedar Rapids Republican: Anything is thought better than tho present nullification policy sanctioned as it is by a triumphantly re-elected chief executive. Prohibition in the three quar tors of the state where prohibition is wanted, with licensed and restricted saloons in the other quarter, is far better than the present insidious invasion of prohibition domains by thoagressivo and emboldened •brewers, jobbers ol whiskey, saloon keepers and bootleggers. Gov. Klrkwood regards tho recent election as a reversal of the popular decree of 1882 and maintains that the party that has so long, and bravely maintained the force of that decree has by a popular verdict been informed that its obligation is now discharged. Governor Klrkwood is decidedly of the opinion that the republicans in the next legislature should put themselves on fighting ground for the next presidential and state election by tendering to the democratic members of the next general assembly a modification of thn .present prohibitory liquor law, either in line with the democratic utterance at Ottumwa or along the line of the Nebraska or the Illinois law. Keokuk Gate City: The Iowa republicans were right in every issue of the campaign. As to prohibition? Yes. For the republican position was that it is riglit of the people to make laws and not of particular property or business Interests to do it. Slavery as a property Interest wanted to override the right of the people to make laws about it and the people defeated it. Railroads as a property tried and to a certain extent aro yet trying to hinder the people in the right and power to make laws about them. • The people have beaten them and will beat them. The liquor manufacture and traffic as a property interest aro trying to say what laws the people shall and shall not make about them. They will be beaten. LeMars Sentinel: The vprdict shows that tho ballot box sentiment is opposed to prohibition. Thousands of sincere and liberal prohibitionists havo worked hard and spent their money lavishly in the interest of reform. They wanted to better the condition of their followmen. They have suffered in tousiness and in other ways for so doing. They have worked in the causa of humanity for nothing and boarded themselves. They cannot do this forever. Home and business rightfully demand attention. The verdict show- that reformers have laid down o changed thoir views. Practically i makes no difference which. This i galling to tho men and women wh have helped and still hope to benefl tho people of Iowa by abolishing the saloon. The verdict of the people thi fall is another argument in favor of th position that the prohibitory law ha come before its time and- should wal flentlng nearly $200,000,000 of Indebtedness of their own, and they will be ready to unitedly demand what is justly their due. Ana with theft) in a like demand will be joined the voices of workmen of every other class who are compelled to sell theit- labor in competition with that of the whole world, whether employed lii protected or unprotected industries, nnd purchase the necessaries of life in the protected markets alone of this country. GOVERNMENT OEOP EEPCBT. ' O^ilo, Indiana, Illinois, nnd Iowa licad In Corn. The statistical returns of the department of agriculture for November made the corn crop one of the largest in volume, with the rate of the field slightly above an average of 26 bushels per acre. The condition has not been very high at any period of its growth, but it has been quite uniform with no record of more than 10 per cent, of disabilities from all causes. Planting was irregular and late in many places, tho growth tardy and uneven, and fears of drought or floods or frost very generally felt in the latter part of tho season. Storms In some sections threatened a loss which was minimized and drought in others checked the growth, which was stimulated again by opportune seasons of moisture. Frosts mado an early threat of disaster and then delayed appearance through the entire month of September, which was warm and forcing, drying out tho soft corn and shriveling immature growths. Tho result is well ripened crop somewhat variable in quality with a moderate proportion of chaffy, unfilled and immature ear. Tho eastern and western ends of the belt, Ohio, Iowa and Nebraska, gave somewhat better yields than Indiana and Illinois or Missouri and Kansas, the lower level of the great corn belt suffering more from the threatened drought than tho higher elevations. The highest rate of yield as estimated appears in Now England, 35 to 40 bushels per acre. In the surplus corn states tho figures are: Ohio 33.7, Indiana 32; Illinois 81.2, Iowa 30.7, Missouri 29.9, Kansas 26.7 and Nebraska 36.3. Frost in August wrought some injury in the northwest. In Wisconsin the yield is 26.7, in Minnesota 26.6 and in North Dakota 27.2. Both the drought and tho frost conspired to reduce the yield in South Dakota to 22 bushels. The October condition of potatoes has only been equaled once since 1880, and the average yield, according to these preliminary estimates, has not been surpassed in the past ten years. It averaged 93.9 bushels per acre. Hay has made nearly an average yield and is of medium quality. The tobacco product is above the average. An OJd Case Keopened. Peter J. Walker says that, the report that he held it a legal principle as justice of the peace, that inasmuch as corn was worth more than hogs no damage had been done by killing hogs, is not true. The following explains itself: To the Editor: The article in your issue of Oct. 21, that I as justice in the case of Mittag vs. Myers, held that logs were unprofitable that year and that no damage was done, and dis- nissed Myers, is.without authority. I emphatically deny. Mr. Mittag had no evidence to sustain that that boy ivas guilty of the act, or accesory, or accomplice to it. Mr. Mittag's statement that he chased the boys home but never wns nearer than 10 rods on a cloudy night at 11 p. m., had no corroborative evidence to sustain it. No ustice, judge, or jury could criminate LET US TRY IT ONCE MOBK Algona Should Be in the Eace for tfifi Stock Breeders' Meeting which ' We Lost by a Tie Vote. Waterloo is the Place of Meeting This Year—The Official Programme of Topics for Discussion. you But any person on such evidence— cite ';o the Italian New Orleans cases. n case of verdict in favor of plaintiff, corn that year WHS better than hogs; provided, again, Mr. Mittag had ar- •ested him under one year as a criminal. PETER J. WALKER, J. P., Lotts Creek. for a more advanced condition of public sentiment. The packing houso opened up at Em- motsburg on Tuesday morning with a force of about 40 men, and Mr. Duffy informs the Reporter that ho expects to slaughter all the hogs ho can get from now until spring, and he hopes the number will bo from 250 to 500 a day. Tho packing house is in much better shape for taking care of its moat than last year, and will undoubtedly do a much larger business. Spencer News: Spencer has several times organized a company and made an effort to get Into the state militia. About two years ago wo came near reaching tho goal but wore headed off by Algona. There Is now a vacancy in the Sixth regiment that will be filled shortly. This news has given Spencer boys encouragement and for the past week or two they have been brushing up on drill and uow make a tint mice. We sincerely hope they __ successful this time, for they deserve it. Eagle Grove Gazette: ' Mr. Charles GOV. BOIES' OPINIONS, tine ap'nt ley will sear- be Aldrich, who lias Jived for many years ftt Webster City, lias just moved to Boono, whore he will make his future homo. Webster City loses in him a twin of culture and intelligence, and Boono is the gainer in that respect. He made his name familiar in all parts of the state by his untiring efforts in securing tho Aldrioh collection in the state library at Des Moines. His time has boon devoted the last few years in encouraging all educational enterprises, both individually and in connection with tho state. Some Odd Election Jieto. An enthusiastic republican employed about the capitol building at Des Moines made an agreement with an equally enthusiastic democnvtio employee, that if Boies was elected governor he would stay on the highest laud- not u successful editor. Even if tho tost' ing of tho dome of tho capitol from 0 Prohibition nnd Protection Must Go —This tho Verdict nt the Polls. In his formal speech at Dos Moines last week Gov. Boies reviewed the late election very fully, His conclusions were expressed in tho following paragraphs: With our prohibitory law so changed us to leave to each locality within the state the right to adopt such system ol control over the liquor traffic as the best judgment of its own people dictates, Iowa will assume its proper place among the states of the union. We shall no longer be humiliated by the fact that every state that borders our own is outstripping us in the increase of its population, and all but one in the per capita increase of the wealth of its inhabitants. Upon this broader plain we can invite to our borders respectable people from every part of the world without reference to personal habits that invade no public or private rights of another. The time has come when men who do not reap the benefits of our protective tariff laws are bound to investigate their effect upon those who bear the burdens they impose. No cry of the " slander of his state" will stifle tho effort of our people to fully understand this question. I want to assure the gentleman who have been so lavjsh with the use of terms like the above that the study of the cornfields in Iowa has but just begun. When it is ended the farmers of this state will be able to make an intelligent comparison of our protective tariff system upon their own and other industries of the country. They will have learned why it is that their own magnificent Iowa, the best for agricultural purposes in this union, and tilled by us Industrious, economical and intelligent workmen as can be found in any part of the world, is plastered over with land mortgages repre- Bancroft Will Haye a Hall. Register: A large number of our citizens gathered at S. Mayne's office last night to make arrangements for building a city hall. S. Mayne presided and S. Stenson kept the records. R. M. Richmond, G. V. Davis, and B. F. Wickwire were elected to see about lots; J, B. Johnson and C. E. McLaughlin on articles of incorporation; R. N. Bruer, B. C. Lindburg, I. J. Bruer, V. S. Ellis and F. A. Bronson on plans and specifications, and all to report on Saturday night. Over $2,200 has been subscribed in stock and the company will be organized under the laws of the state. Bancroft is going to have a city hall and don't you forget It. Hired Help Have a Picnic. Corwith Crescent: Farmers find it almost impossible to hire corn huakers. One party from near Irvington heard he could secure help in the neighborhood of Renwiok, and started over there; near Corwith he met a farmer who was going to his neighborhood to Hud help. They sympathized, shook hands and each returned home without lelp. If help does not get more plenty there will be many a bushel of corn caught in the fields by the snow. Bro, 1'lntt on Farmer Hlnchon. Courier: " We have a turnip or rad- sh, we can't say which, as we aro not much on vegetables, that has a root nearly three feet long." Now the idea of a man who has so recently posed as manager for Dr. Bourne's farmer cam- >aign not being able to distinguish be- .ween a turnip and a radish, especially when the; latter has a root three feet ong. Now that politics is subsiding, a matter of perhaps as much real importance to the county should come up for consideration. The 18th annual meeting of the Iowa Improved Stock Breeders' association is to be held at Water-. loo, Dec. 2, 3, and 4. Last year Algona : was a candidate for the meeting, and several liberal citizens paid part of S.. S. Sessions' expenses to go to Oskaloosa and try to secure'it. The result was a tie vote, which resulted in Waterloo's favor, as that place had been a candidate before.and was thought to deserve the meeting. Should Algona ask for this meeting next year it is entirely likely that it could be secured. This is the leading stockmens' meeting 1 of the state. It includes all stock interests, as the official programme given below for the coming meeting indicates. From this programme also farmers may judge of the value of such a meeting held here in tho county. The pro- gramme is as follows: . •, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2.—Welcome; response; president's address; appointment of committees; reception of new members. Wednesday evening—Opening exorcises ;' "Among Foreign Farmers," by Henry Wallace; questions and discussions; "The Agricultural College—What It Was. What It Is, and What We Desire It to Be," by Prof. James Wilson; discussion. Thursday morning, Doc. 8.—Treasurer's report; "Profitable Sheep Husbandry- Some Facts and Figures Compared With Other Farm Stock," "by W. P. Young; discussion; "Portion of the State Best Adapted to Dairying," by Hon. A. C. Tupper, dairy commissioner; discussion; "Wintering Stallions and Brood Mares, by Prof. C. F. Curtis; discussion. Thursday afternoon—" Best Swine Ration," by Prof. D. A. Kent; discussion; 'Poultry," by C. F. Payne; discussion; "TheFuture Short Horn," by M. W. Fall; discussion; paper, topic to be selected, by T. J. Brooks; discussion. _Tho Short Horn Breeders' association will convene in some room pro- • vided for that purpose, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a. m. For programme and. information address C. W. Norton, secretary, Wilton, Iowa. Tho Iowa Swine Breeders'association will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and continue session till the general meeting convenes. For information and pro- gramme address Goo. S. Prine, secretary, Oskaloosa, Iowa. The Iowa Wool Growers' association will meet, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p. m. A. J. Blakely, secretary, Grinnell, Iowa. The Draft Horse association will also meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1. C. F. Curtiss, secretary, Ames, Iowa. SAILEOAD BAOKET. The Rumored Fast Train on the Milwaukee-Wreck at Bode-Brakeman Hurt. The Mason City Republican republishes the rumor of a fast passenger train on the Milwaukee, which according to its figures would arrive at Algona from the east at 11 o'clock a. m. and leave Algona going east at about noon, a saving of several hours between here and Chicago. The Republican says: Railroad men bring the news of rumors along the line of the Milwaukee road that a change will shortly be made in the time table, and that a fast train will be put on the road between Cham- berhn and Milwaukee to compete with the fast Northwestern train that runs east from Huron. Railroad men say that the company is compelled to do this in order to hold their passenger traffic between Chamberlin and eastern points as the fast train over the Northwestern road is drawing many passengers from Milwaukee territory. It is expected that the new fast train will go throug-h Mason City about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and the fast train from the east, will arrive at 9 o'clock in the moraine- each day. . 6 Wreck on the Burlington. The Bode Gazette reports a smash up at the south line of Kossuth, and says: " We were distinguished with a railroad wreck hist Friday. The morning meat train going east ran off the east end atthe switch, said switch having been left open by the brakeman of the tram which went just ahead. The engine of course flew the track, running- about 15 rods on the ties, and eiffht cars were thrown in every direction, smlling meat, flax, oil cake, oats and produce generally. Very fortunately ™%? y *M** W The P^senger trains ran to this point, exchanged mail and went back, and tho track was not cleared till 10 p. m. so that trains could Plneers Pinched at Mason City Jessie Geddes, a brakeman on the. Milwaukee, who runs through Algona, met with a very serious accident Friday night in the Milwaukee yards at Mason Uty, while attempting to couple train N " 7 just before their departure for He missed the ' " to make, and iug MI ux the pin, the hind end of the train ran back nn fc,?tt!^ is * humb a ^ two fir°st. Sanborn. Runaway Match. Emmetsburg Democrat: Saturday iveningWm. H. Harrison and Miss Jertie Steinman, both of Algona, ar- ivedin this city. Sunday afternoon hey were united in marriage by Rev. H. M. Case of this city. It is said that he girl's mother objected to the mar- iuge. The girl was determined to ave her way about the question, so he proposed having the ceremony per- ormed in Emmetsburg. After the not was tied, they started for Algona o ask to be forgiven. i AMANA yarns at Taylor's. , draft irons and them in a horrible shape. Almost a Wreclt. The Eagle Grove Times tells of a little accident last week to our Alffona passenger train: "The engine pulling ' the Eltnore passenger was derailed the switch, nearly east of th while going out Wednesday at the

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