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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 1, 1893
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TJPMK Phfl'MOtftBSt ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY* i, 1893, Twenty-Seventh Yea*. BY INGHAM <fe WARREN. Term* to Subscribers: Onftcopy, one year Oo« copy, Bit month!-. 75 One copy, three months 40 Seat to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order., orj)oRtal note at our Halt. Rates of advertising sent on application. JAMRS G. ELAINE was buried quietly arid unostentatiously Monday in Oak Hill cemetery, Washington. The funeral services were held at his home and at the church he had attended. They were brief. Nothing but the ' presence of the most distinguished «itl» zens of the United States marked his from an ordinary private burial. This It is understood was in accordance wit'h Mr. Elaine's wishes. In his death the country loses its greatest political leader. Howeveroth- ers of his generation may have surpassed him in various ways, no one has been able to In an equal degree shape public opinion and make it politically effective. He was genial, winning the personal esteem of friend and oppoitexrt, the master of a pleasing literary siyile, shrewd, adroit, and forcible in debate, courageous to the point of audacity when he knew he was right in his estimate of public sentiment. His service to the country in assisting in the settlement of the issues growing out of the war cannot be overestimated, and the reciprocity policy which bears his . name will long testify to his breadth of* ' view as a statesman. His loss is great to American politics. But it is muck greater to that part of our literature which deals with political history. Had he lived It was his Intention to devote his time to his books, and his "Twenty Years in Congress" shows how valuable his further contributions would have been. The death roll of the past few weeks has included many conspicuous names. President Hayes, Gen. Butler, Justice Lamar, and Bishop Brooks preceded Blaine. All of them have been marked men in their generation, and together they form a galaxy that any country might well feel proud of. All of them won their success in a hard struggle without adventitious aids, and the honor that has crowned them should be a constant stimulus to every citizen, for it proves, if proof is needed, that in America "honor and fame from no conditions rise." Win. We take it that the Fort postofflce is where the relative influence of the committee and Mr. Ryan will be tested, Mr. buncombe having the influence of the machine. THE Keokuk Gate City says: "The editorial.association in Iowa that is tnost alive is the Upper Dos Moihes, There all the newspaper meh are in the harness and all pull together." And the Slate Register adds: " The Upper Des Moines association is one of the best district associations in the state, or the northwest for that matter. The editors of that part of Iowa are a «et of jolly, good fellows, full of enterprise, and thoroughly wide awake to aM that pertains to thelr-craft." And the best feature of the situation is that the meeting just closed warrants all the praise. We doubt if any gathering of equal numbers of any kind was «ver held In Iowa that excelled in interest the editorial meeting in Eagle Grove. And as for the meeting at Spirit Lake next summer it will bo the event of the year to all the brethren of the state. ONE of the strong men of Iowa departed Inst week when Theodore Guelich died suddenly at his home in Burlington. He came to America with the thousands of other Germans who were beaten in the heroic struggles of 1848, located at Burlington just in time to get into the abolition agitation, formed a regiment of his fellow patriots for the war, was a brave soldier, and for years after was an ardent republic/an. When the prohibitory law was first proposed ho opposed It bitterly, and though ho never used liquor at all himself, ho left the republican party ' because it antagonized the saloon. His opposition to prohibition was on a high plane. He felt that his life had been spent in fighting for liberty, and that . the issue in Iowa was one involving the • rights of the individual citizen. He had the respect of his opponents, and his personal character was above reproach. ' WE regret to announce that a small- sized war cloud has appeared the past week on the local political horizon which forbodes trouble. In another place wo publish a letter written to the Dubuque Herald by J, J. Ryan. In view of all the facts the closing sentence is very significant and should be scanned by the local candidates with a true mariner's vision. He says " when the proper time comes I intend to indorse some worthy democrats." By itself this is not particularly noticeable, but coming on the heels of Mr. Ham's charges that the state central committee have arranged the distribution of patronage, it evidently bears a special meaning. The State Register, commenting on the letter, says: "The revengeful Mr. Uyan should remember, while nursing his hatred of democrats of the leap-year stripe, that the democratic bosses of Iowa have already dictated a postmaster for every postofllco in the Tenth congressional district, und in the state as well." The State Register is fully warranted in its main statement, if Mr. Ham is correctly informed, and as he has been for years one of the leading democratic managers of the state, his son Gov. Boies' private secretary, he is in position to know. Ho and such men as Senator Bayloss assert that the state central committee have decided to control everything themselves. This would mean that congressional candidates w"lll have very little to say about the matter, and the Register assumes that Mr. Ryan hasn't discovered that fact. But we doubt if that is what the letter means. It was evidently written with the whole situation ia view, and indicates that when the proper time arrives Mr. Ryan will try conclusions with the boys. At least it is evident that if anyone gets an office in the Tenth whom ho has not selected it will be because he is unable to hold his own, JUDGE TJirr of the Dubuque Times has 'Caused a sensation In the city of saloons by withdrawing from the Commercial club because that institution has decided to open a refreshment room, where liquors will be sold. Ho gives as .his reasons that Dubuque already has saloons enough. The Dubuque Telegraph in an able editorial commends •him, because club drinking Is so much more .apt to lead to drunkenness on account of the social character of the associations, and therefore the proposed sfe|p iis 'opposed to temperance. Tha't.a republican editor should for any reason' take such a step in Dubuque, and that a democratic paper on temperance grounds should sustain him are signs of the times that are significant. .But it may well bo questioned whether the reasons given by -either are those which should most commend the.action. The sale of liquor by the club is ta open, flagrant violation of the law .of Iowa. And is not the outcage- ous aind shameless nullification of law in this «tate more 'serious than ;any number ;of saloons in Dubuque or any amount .of intemperance? Canon Liddon onoe said that if he had to choose between England free and England sober be would prefer the former. The preservation of civil order^nd respect for .civil rights to him was more important itHian temperance. Is it not more important that some rebuke be administered to a shameless defiance of of law in Dubuqua, which southern secession has nothing to compare with, than that Dubuque's saloons be reduced by one, or the .chances of drunkenness be curtailed by forcing young men to buy liquor somewhere else than at a club room? A disrespect for law breeds all evils. The officer who will violate the oath of office, even while taking it, will soon violate all other oaths. The citizen who will encourage one act openly in defiance of law will soon snap his fingers at any regulation that opposes his whim. Judge Utt's action is right. The reasons for it are not the highest he could have given. AN item has been going the rounds about the size of Gen. Butler's brain, and special mention has been made of the fact that it weighed four ounces more than Daniel Webster's. Noticing this one of our readers in the county, who is a scholar, writes to us: " I wish you would get Flint's text book of human physiology und print the list, or so much of it as you think best, found on pages 703, 708, and 704 of that physiology, giving the weight of different persons' brains. Heading the list you will see: 1 Congenital imbecile, aged 80 years, brain weighed 70.50 oz. j bricklayer, aged 88, could neither read nor write, brain weighed 07 oz.; Cuvier, aged 63, brain weighed 64.88 oz.; Abercrombie, aged 08. brain weighed 63 oz.; congenital epileptic idiot, brain weighed 60 oz.; Ruloff, aged 58, executed for murder, brain weighed 59 oz,: James FiskJr., aged 87, killed in New York, brain weighed 58 oz.; boy, aged 18, healthy mid intelligent, brain weighed 58 oz. 1 I omit two and then comes ' Daniel Webster, uged 70, brain weighed 58.50 oz.' A celo brnted mineralogist's brain weighed only 48.24 ounces." This statement shows how little dependence can be placed on the weight of the brain as a test of mental power, and is very timely in connection with the discussion now going- on. present it looks as though " Algona's hierarchy" was falling: apart, ft Will pay the LuVernites to read Mr. Ryan'* letter on the situation. The deffliocratic Dubuque Telegraph sayaj " It appears that Hon/.John F. Buncombe of Fort Dodge has determined to tie- cure the local postofflce for ihis son, and that a number of prominent democrats, including J. J. Ryan, Capt. Yeoinana, Tho». Breen and Mr. Cain, have determined that the son shall not have it. 'If it becomes necessary, to prevent Duncombe's success, 1 writes Mr. Cain to the Sioux City Journal, 'amass meeting will be called at which resolutions will be adopted stating In iplatn language young Buncombe's offences against society, and a committee sent to Washington to present them to the proper authorities.' In these remarks .Mr. Cain unconsciously advances an argument in favor of .civil service .reform. The spoils breed so much bitterness, and have been such a prolific source of corruption, that those which a new administration may distribute should be reduced to the lowest possible point." If we ever had anything against Judge Carr we would be even with him now. How is this from the Ames Times? " Judge Carr of Emmetsburg is being mentioned in connection with the republican nomination for governor. The judge is a mighty : goofl man, but ho is getting old. Give us a young man—a hustler," Edgar Lewis, the young man who so suddenly disappeared from Des Moines, is in Florida and his wife has rejoined him there. His stop-father says his shortage with the packing company was only $4,684, and that he cannot explain it. Lewis is at liberty to return to Des Moines and will probably do so. Blaine was worth $800,000. his own, why, ttfifeie Satt jam eaya gd ahead, Phil., make th* and yourself happy and business as soon as you little woman get back to can. We all THE MONTH'S MAQ&2INES. The frontispiece of the February St. Nicholas is from.iDelort's painting of " The Capture of the Dutch Fleet on the Zuyder Zee by French Huzzars in 1794," and a beautiful piece of engraving it is. See how the artist has kept the chilly feeling by suppressing all violent action, and note the beautiful lines of the composition. Such pictures are an education In art for the young readers of th& magazine. The opening story is one of Rudyard Kipling's interpretations of India—there is in it a good story for children, and a good story for the older readers. -»~f- The reader of the mid-winter number of the Century will find as the frontispiece a portrait of Tennyson, engraved by T. Johnson from the photograph by Mayall, which the poet, Lady Tennyson, and their son all agreed in thinking the best portrait of the laureate. Ho is hero .represented in a most vigorous and poetic aspect. On the reverse of the frontispiece is a couplet of Locksley Hall written by Tennyson iu August, 1892, showing the firmness and refinement of his handwriting even in old age. Accompanying this portrait is an article by the Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke on "The Voice of Tennyson," with reminiscences of a visit to the poet during the past summer, and with critical comments on the significance of his poetic work. -*•«+Scribner's Magazine for February has a number of illustrated articles on unusually interesting bits of foreign lands. The writers of these invariably take the picturesque point of view, and, with the appropriate illustrations, succeed in conveying the peculiar atmosphere of the various places. Dr. Henry van Dyke writes on unconventional travel sketch, with the title "From Venice to the Gross-Venediger"— two places which he says have no connection in logic or in fact—the one, the Queen of the Adriatic, and the other a big snow- clad mountain in the Tyrol; therefore he attempted to join them in his own experience by a journey, and this is the delightful record of his summer trip through mountain villages in a leisurely way, with pleasant glimpses of wayside inns, festivals of the peasants, and finally an attempt to climb the big mountain at the journey's end. believe In the doctrine, and the nation will extend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Phil. Hanoa, hoping your shadows Baay never be less. Fort Dodge Messenger: An Algona buyer efcgaged four hogs of » farmer, aying fifty cents to bind the bargain. Vheh the farmer brought the hogs to market the market had advanced 25 cents per (hundred and he sold them to another buyer. The first buyer then brought suit. The farmer claimed that the 50 cents was only for the first option on the hogs. The justice of the peace gave a judgment for the buyer and the former kas appealed, 'The case will probably «ost a good many times what the hog* are worth. Liverrnore Gazette: Mr. Perry of Dysart spent last Week hereabouts buying cattle and succeeeded in getting together eight carloads, mostly feeders, but some fat enough to bring the owner $4 per hundred, live weight. Two carloads were bought of B. W. Devine, three of Frank Carpenter, and Mike Whalen pocketed $1,100 for one carload, and if the farmer can't be made happy with the present prices of cattle and hogs It must be because he hasn't any of either but has prepared to sell his grain, in bulk, or else he is of that make-up that there is nothing in the western soil that can fill his financial soul with joy. Bancroft Register: Judge Cook shipped two carloads of steers from his farm north of town this week that were well fattened, and large ones they were too. They will bring Mr. Cook nearly as much on the Chicago market as if they were three-year-old horses and the cost of raising is not as much. This reminds us that Mr. Cook remarked on our streets a few weeks since that he has sold over $1,600 worth of hogs off his farm this year, and he closed this announcement with the question, " who fays farming don't pay in Iowa?" The judge was requested right there to re member this incjdent next tail in the heat of the political campaign and not go over the state saying that there is no money in farming in Iowa, and that he has to keep up his law practice to defray the expenses of his farm up in Kossuth county. It is safe to say that Mr. Cook's farming interests have netted him from three to five thousand dollars the past year. • PENT OF THE YEAR, The Call Opei-a ttonse Openfngf, Feb. 9, Now Promises to Exceed All Our Expectations. Our Neighbors Speak Words of Praise for Our Enterprise, and the State Press Say the Comedy is Fine. and againpt candidates recommended by Des Moines News: " No repeal unless by popular vote," is the motto proposed for republicanism by Representative D, C. Chase of Hamilton county in a recent letter to TUB Uwjsu DBS MOINES. Mr, Chase discusses the prohibition question in an article of a column and a half, quoting from the republican platforms of 1889,1890 and 1891. Ho clearly shows that there has boon no popular verdict against prohibition since the law was adopted, and urges a policy of courage and principle. Ho disputes the assertion of the Keokuk Gate City that the prohibition party vote of last your is a measure of the prohibition strength of the state, maintaining that u largo part of the prohibition vote is still in the republican party. Mr. Chase is one of Iowa's clear-headed men. The republican party cannot afford to reject such counsels. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Alex. Younie's daughter, Nettie was married at West Bend on Wednesday. Joseph Dundwiddie of Cylinder has gone to Irvington, Iowa, to engage in business. He has bought the Irvington store. Estherville Vindicator: Hon. C. L. Lund of Algona was an Estherville visitor on Tuesday. Mr. Lund is a very companionable gentleman, and owner of many of Emmet's fertile acres. Lon Hardln says in the Ames Times: " Dolliver is getting right into the race for United States senator. His hosts and hosts of warm frieuds over the state will elect him almost without his consent, if he isn't careful." The LuVerne News says: " Some of our local democrats are righteously indignant over the determination of the Algona hierarchy to dictate the appointment of a postmasl ter LuVerne." Ju?t at Emmetsburg Reporter: -Fred Fuller of Algona was shaking hands with his old friends yesterday, and inviting them to come over to Algona to assist at the opening of the new opera house. Eagle Grove Gazette: A large number of our people should attend the opening of the Algona Opera house. Why can't'we secure a special for the occasion, so we can return home after the performance? The Emmetsburg Democrat says Judge Carr is " not active in the highest sense." Take a stroll with him. Bro. Branagan. He may not be active himself, but anybody else will be who keeps up with him. Liyermore's lady dentist is a good dentist, but as a surgeon she isn't a success. She tried to amputate her finger with a hatchet while chopping kindling wood, but didn't quite get it off, and now she is trying to grow it on again. Estherville Vindicator: Attorney J. M. Wade of Iowa City, who defended the Algona parties at Estherville in the alleged case of attempted murder and cleared them, a year ago, recently conducted a case against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad and secured a verdict of $8,000 for his client, Will. Myers, who was injured while in the employ of the company. Parties who attended the trial at Springfield, 111. say it was one of the best-tried cases they had ever seen. A Liverraore correspondent intimates that Phil. C. Hanna is home on a matrimonial errand and says: Phil. Hanna, our United States consul to La- eruayra, arrived here Monday on a three months' leave of absence. Uncle Sam is a generous, whole-souled old chap, and when one of his faithful and _,,._ r „ . capable servants wants a little outing, 1st as one of 1 just long enough to visit the old home county should i und secure a wife so he o»n start one of send off when tl PHILLIPS BROOKS. ' Once more death has chosen a shining mark, and the ripe scholar, the brilliant preacher, the genial and kindly friend, and the saintly man, Phillips Brooks, has been called to his home above. How the names of those recently departed, " whose ashes make earth holier," multiply in quick succession ! Tennyson, Curtis, Whittier, and Phillips Brooks 1 What a galaxy of stars, whose light on earth is not dimmed, though they shine henceforth in the higher spheres. " A living stone in God's temple!"— truly we may all exclaim with Frances Willard when she learned that Mr, Brooks had been chosen bishop of Massachusetts—" God be thanked for such a heart and life as his, lifted to power." In regard to religious truth Mr. Brooks' own words can best proclaim his divine insight and his sense of human brotherhood: "Give free and -bold play to those instincts of the heart which believe that the Greater must care for the creatures He has made, and that the only real effective care for them must be that which takes each of them into His love, and knowing it, separately surrounds it with His separate sympathy. There is not one life which the Life-giver ever loses out of His sight; not one which sins so that He casts it away not one which is not so near to Him that whatever touches it touches Him with sorrow or with joy." With what new meaning is the grand nineteenth Psalm invested when Mr. Brooks tells us of the " six great touches of God's hand upon human lives:" " The sacredness of our human life is in this, that it should be touched by the hand of God. We must go forth saying, ' what a wondrous thing to live! That I, in my insignificant life, should be so cared for by God; that with his touches he is ever trying to shape my life and make it plastic in the form he would aave it be !' What an ambition will come into the heart and soul of men when they have entered into the spirit of this great Psalm ! Men will then say, ' If God so cares for my life. I will care for it too. I will care to go on through that journey to that end.' If we go on year after year, through life, conscious each year that God is teaching us, then more valuable than any special lessons will be the touches that he lays upon our lives; that rich, deep, .beautiful sense that God does care what becomes of us; that there is something about everyone of us so precious that God thinks it worth while to lavish upon us his law, and testimonies, and statutes, and commandments, his fear and his judgements." And can such an influence die and be lost to the world 1 Must it not go on and on, increasing in force and power as the ages go by f Did St. Paul's influence die when, long centuries ago, he was led along the Appian way to his execution? We cannot mourn when such great souls are translated to their native atmosphere. We know the immortal life is a reality because their saintly lives have brought so much of heaven to earth. They teach us that it is not length of years that constitutes true liv- Everything at present points to the opera house opening next week Thursday as the great social event of t he season. Arrangements are being made in all our neighboring towns to attend and the audience will undoubtedly be the largest and most representative that Has ever gathered in Algona. The play and company are by far the best that have ever come to northern Iowa, and their presence makes the event one of note all over the sta te. There is nothing new to announce, but a few facts should be borne in mind by all who desire to attend: The tickets will be sold this coming Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the opera hoilse, one box and some choices will be put up at auction, and for the remainder those present will draw lots for a place in the line. Supt. Hughes has arranged to run a passenger coach north from Algona at 11 o'clock after the play is over. This is fixed and all from the north can return the same evening." The Milwaukee road will have a passenger coach on the freight which leaves Algona at 12 o'clock the evening of the play and all from the east can return the same evening. All who expect to attend from outside should either send a representative to buy seats or send to someone in Algona before Friday. Every effort will be made to provide for the accommodation of all who come from abroad, and their comfort will be fully considered. The Gloriana company have been playing in lo-wa cities the past week and its character may be judged from the reports. What Our Neighbors Say. Livermore Gazette: Send to your Algona friends and have them secure seats for you. Whittemore Champion: The opening of the new opera house in Algona promises to be a grand event in the town. The managers are sparing no pains and expense to make the occasion a memorable one. LuVerne News: The event of the season at Algona will be the opening of the new opera house on the evening of Feb. 9. The managers are sparing neither pains nor expense in their efforts to make the occasion a notable one, and to that end have secured a dramatic company of national Spencer News: repute. Algona will dedicate ing, but it is the nobleness of vision and aim which forever links the seen and the unseen and makes them one. C. A. I. ALGONA'S "UNOLETOM" COMPANY A New Opern House and a Theatrical Troupe All In One Season. The Brunson boys are making rapid progress with their "Uncle Tom",organization, and expect to be able to give their first entertainment in Algona April 29 if nothing happens. They will show in a big tent, travel overland with teams, have a fine band, and give a first class show. They have already secured actors for the chief parts. Among our local talent they nave Geo. Kuhn, who will walk a wire as an outside attraction and have specialties on the stage. Hugh Smith and Chas. Walker also go in the band and to assist generally. The boys expect if they make a success of this during the summer to put a company on the stage in the winter. At present they are corresponding with a balloon ascension- 1st as one of their attractions. The her new opera bouse, of which she justly feels proud, on the 9th of February. Algona has long experienced the inconveniences similar to those we now enjoy. But the day of her deliverance is at hand and her people rejoice. This opera house is said to be equal in conveniences and beauty of finish to anything in Iowa, though of course, not as large. Humboldt Independent: Algona has a great many friends in Humboldt and Humboldt county that are always proud to hear of the prosperity of their neighbor on the north. The people at that place have during the past year built one of the finest opera houses in Iowa. They are anxious to have their friends in Livermore, Bode, West Bend, and Humboldt come and see them on their opening night. Hancock Signal: Algona, like Garner, has a new grand opera house of which her people are extremely proud and we don't blame them a little bit' The opera hall is on the ground floor and has seating capacity for 900. The opening company opened the Schiller theatre in Chicago, the finest in the city, and played 50 nights at the opening of the world's fair. It will be way up on tony row and well worth atrip to Algona. ^ Spencer News: Algona's new $25,000 opera house, to be opened on the 9th of February, causes Spencerites to wonder when they will be able to indulge in a similar house-warming. Algona is no better town than Spencer, and it surelv is no larger, nor is it any better show town, as they call it in theatrical parlance. We shall see how our neighbor 's investment pays from a business standpoint. That's the only point that our local capitalists are debating. Ren wick Times: Algona's new opera house, which has just been completed at a cost of $25,000, and in point of elegance and equipment has no superior in the state, will be opened Thursday, Feb. 9, as will be seen by notice else- wnere - Very likely a special train w £ *i, J'£ n - fr ? m Eagle Grove . b «t whether this is done or not, all who can should avail themselves of the opportunity of enjoying a first class play without going to Des Moines or Sioux lines a reading that made the adjeetite used itt description* realism; It was indeed a charming bit of acting, aaa- merited the generous applause given 1 IR, Miss Barnumas "Kittle" was almost, equally good in her way. • • ... Wiliiflm Norris gave a clever. rendering to the hero of the changed identities and was given admirable support by Mr. Martin, who made the other number of the change. Mr. Barnum HS "Count EvitonY' a diplomat oa a mission of love and brandy, gave one of the best character sketches seen in the house this year. It Was a model in its way, and one of the chief pleasures of the evening. It was an excellent com* pany throughout, and their perfofta* ance was one to leave none but the most pleasant memories. Glorlnna at Des Molncs. State Register, Jan. 29: Those who turned out last night, and the audience was not a small one, saw a comedy, or rather a farce-confedy, that is full of amusing situations and sparkles with bright dialogue. It is full of life from first to last and kept the audience in a continuous uproar of delight. At the end of the second act there was a well" deserved curtain call. The plot is easily followed and there is constant attention to the pleasure of the audience. The company is not a large one, but it contained many very capable actors and they do their work conscientiousiy and cleverly. In that respect it is one of the best comedy companies that has appeared in the city this season. Mr. Wm. Norris as Leopold Fitz Jocelyn of the foreign office made a spirited actor. He is an actor full of promise and may be heard from in more important roles. He deserves to rise in the profession, and will. Eugene F. Eberie as the retired tanner, Timothy Chadwick, made a bluff and hearty actor. The Count Evitoff of Geo. W. Barnum was an artistic piece of acting. Splnks, the valet, who is called upon 'to impersonate the role of his master, created any amount of amusement. Miss Eleanor Merron as Mrs. Lovering, Gloriana, acted well and so did Miss Tillie Barnum as the maid. The performance last night opened with a curtain raiser "Out of the Storm," by Elwyn A. Barroy of the Chicago Inter Ocean, which was well played. Those who stayed away from the Grand last night missed what ! was one of the best light comedy performances of the season. It was a laugh from beginning to end, and a happier audience has seldom dispersed than at the close of last night's play. • Gloriana at Burlington. Burlington Hawkeye, Jan. 26: When Burlington decides to make a society event of a dramatic entertainment she puts on her very best clothes and fills the Grand Opera house, content to be looked at and to look at others, primarily, and as a secondary matter to witness the stage production. When Burlington decides to do this, we sav she is well worth looking at, as the' scores of charming and fashionablv- dressed women at the Grand last nieht testified. . . & Charles Frohman's companies are always morally sure of a splendid audience, though sometimes, on rare occasions, the audience is better than the play or the players. But such was by no means the case last evening. Brilliant as was the assemblage before the footlights, the people behind them scintillated with 'a dramatic . talent and cleverness that was not to be denied. The story of Gloriana is that of a master and man who make a temporary ri ° f costume an d position. While thus masquerading the master, Leopold Fitz Jocelyn, engages in a flirtation with Mrs. Lovering, a charming young widow, who herself masquerades as a housemaid. The man, Spinks, falls madly in love with Kitty a female cockney of the most pronounced type in his proper character Fitz Jocelyn is engaged to be married to Jessie Chad- giok, daughter of a rich tanner of Birmingham. Count Evitoff of Russia is another ardent admirer of Gloriana On the morning upon which Fitz Jocelyn and Jessie Chadwick are to be married a chain of amusing circumstances Edward Murphy Jr. The New York World, the leading democratic paper of the United States sizes up the Tammany senator from New York as follows: The expected has happened. The "put-up" has come to pass. The cut-and-dried has been carried out. Edward Murphy Jr. was last night named for senator bv the democratic caucus, though unanimous vote. not by a His election will, of course, follow Several other things will also follow ' Britt Tribune: Call's Opera house of Algona has just been completed at a cost of $25,000 and is conceded bv all to be one of the finest opera houses in Iowa. The opening occurs Thursday evening, Feb. 9, and will be opened by Chas. Frohman's famous "Gloriana" company, which played 150 nights in rive the ley open. boys a good n York City and also opened the nth« er - ttheat ^ e V 1 Chica ^ the finest in the city, and played 50 nights at the opening of the world's fair. ^No doubt the seats will go "like hot cakes" and parties intending to go should eecure seats at once Britt will send a good delegation to this opening, as they appreciate something good, and this will certainly be a fine entertainment. Gloriana at Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Republican of Saturday lastsays: Last night's entertainment at the opera house opened with the clever curtain raiser "Out of the Storm," which served to put all in the best of humor for the more substantial treat to follow. Gloriana proved to be all of this and even more. It is a well written comedy with bright dia- ' an entirely SBT The democrats whose opinions upon will „ nator sues never . of the into the would never dare vote, . the *s thrust claims it logue and full ht about of ludicrous' stuations . by an interchange "f M ™ es between master and servant MissMerrpn, who essayed the part of the charming young widow, gave hep , s preerred (il to an orator, a wiro-nulL ? fellovv " man. It has revived ^ a 8t »te8- feud in the party It h« £ nte pified a. h !

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