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THfi'tfPMSlt m$ M01MESJ ALOOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MA&CH 22, 180B, •MM tfitttf Twenty-Seventh Year. BY INGHAM & WARREN. Term* to Subscribers: One copy, one year 11.5 One copy, «lx month* One copy, three months Sent to any address at abore rates. Remit by draft, money order, express orde or postal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. NO MERIT IN LOCAL OPTION. One of the strong republican paper* of the state advocates leaving all ques tions of liquor legslation to the legis latlve districts, which is in effect allow ing the present law to be modified b some kind of a local option clause with out any party being responsible for th change. It wants the temperance an prohibition elements to support the re publicans in such a course, and as on of its chief reasons holds out to them that the democrats, if elected, wi adopt a state license system. We ma be mistaken in estimating public sent ment, but, if we are not, this argumen will havo some the same effect that th Iceland missionary's had when he pot trayed to the people what a hot worl the next would bo for the wickec At first they refused to believe, bu when they were once satisfied, with on accord they expressed a desire for th hot place. What possible terrors ca state license have to people who ar confronted with local option? And the legalized saloon system is to com again why should It not come with leg islation, which alone promises any sa isfactory test of its merits? We con fidently believe that today tho tompei ance people of Iowa, leaving politic out of the question, would prefer well-guarded state license law, if th saloon in any form is to be a recognize institution. It is reasonable that the should, and what Is reasonable is usua ly found to exist. If we are to try th saloon why should It not have a fai trial? If it is to be legalized wh should It not be put on a business basis A state license law insures stability, an hence if there is any such thing decent and law-abiding saloon keepin it opens the way for it. Just as th highest of high protection republican honestly hope now to see a fair and fu trial of low tariff, or even of free trade , although they have no confidence in satisfactory result, so the most strenu ous anti-saloon men, we believe, woul honestly prefer a full and open saloo trial if it is to come at all. It seems to us a singular delusion assume that there is any sentiment this state in favor of local option. It 1 absurd in theory, it has failed in prac tice. It was against it that the temper ance sentiment of the state revolted 1 years ago. And the old municipal loca option law was infinitely preferable any proposal that has been made in lat years. Both the democratic platform of two years ago and the Gateh bill pro vided for township option,—a count, saloon system which under any lav would absolutely ruin the politica party whoso members are responsibl for it. It is said that local option al lows prohibition counties to retain th law. What kind of enforcement woulc they have with legalized saloons in every neighboring county, when even now enforcement is only partial? Am what internal turmoils would they no have whether they enforced it or not It has been pointed out several times by those who oppose any change o front this fall by the republicans tha' there is no evidence afforded by Iowa elections to warrant a belief that the people are willing to drop the presenl law. Until that is met it is idle to dis' cuss what change or modification is advisable, for no one, whether for license, local option, or any other law, would favor the change until he was assurec that a reasonable majority of the people were satisfied to accept it and give it a trial. But, assuming that a majority would today willingly quit prohibition for good, the party which proposes and enacts local option as a substitute is planning for troubles to come, compared to which the present are insignificant. And so far as the republican party is concerned it makes no difference whether local option comes as the result of affirmative party action, or as the result of an evasion of the issue. THE Courier discusses President Cleveland's proposed exclusion of edit ors from office and intimates that it will have no effect because there is no re son for it. The Courier says: " If an editor is as competent as his o ponent and is his party's choice, and favorably regarded by the public, there seeing to be no just principle in morals or politics, law or equity that would make him ineligible." This is materially different from the democratic comment which followed the appointment of Whitelaw Reid, Murat Halstead, etc., by President Harrison. For then it was generally agreed that the appointment of editors meant a subsidizing of the press. To show how near neighbors view the situation differently we clip from the Blue Earth Post on the late order: " A subsidized press is an abomination and we are glud that Cleveland will at once take steps to abate it. No editor is free to act when his congressman has purchased his editorial opinion with an insignificant office, yet that is lust what the appointment of country editor? to the office of post- waster means in nine cases out of ten. Party fealty need not*nffer by the fcse of honest criticism unstintedly. But the editor with an offldal^collar seldom 'has use for the latter. Kick 'em out, Mr. Cleveland, the-sooner the 'better for them and their great family journals." John-Jr.. Ifagalls is credited with this! "Thetest >tih)ttg the pilgrim forefathers did when «h<jy ilanded cm Plymouth rock was to fall 'Omdhelr knees, and the second thing they did was to'fall on the aborigines. And I may add that since that >ilme they have fallen on the Chinese and 'everything else which stood in their way. They kept the Sabbath and everything else they could get their hands on, and as one historian aptly stated, ' the Dutch settled New Y«rk and the Yankees settled'the'Dutch.'" John Gi Carlisle writes: '"It Bias beein the custom for many years to regard the light houses establishment as men-partisan servico. It is my intention ito continue tho custom. No light keeper will be disturbed by me in official position merely because of his political opinions." A few weeks ago we noted that a Cedar Rapids reporter, IFred Davis, had been arrested for criminal libel beoause of some uncomplimentary reports of :a musical performance by the Cherry sisters, flve farm girls living In the county. The case, we judgo, was tried by the general :public last week, for the opora house wasljummcd full by Cedar Rapids' best to ; hear the girls sing, and a jury was appointed to sit in a box and pass on the libel. Tho audience had great fun with itself, joined in the singing, throw hats and 'umbrellas, : blew whistles and tin horns, and didn't 'hear, a word of the concert. Then the jury reported: "We, the jury, find the said iFred P. Davis guilty as charged,-and fix the sentence thus: That tho said Davis shall, in tho absence of the Cherry sisters from their farm, pi'oceed at once to the said farm and manage the same, especially see to it that the pigs aro fed at tho proper time, that the cows do not go past their milking without due attention, that tho ducks are regularly driven to water, and that the chickens are penned at night. Wo further find that when tho said Cherry sisters shall return from their triumphal tour, the said Davis shall submit himself to the choice -of the said sisters, beginning with the eldest, and the first one who shall consent to such alliance, to that ono shall he then and there be joined in the holy bonds of matrimony." The receipts of the concert were-$690. Last June the Nicaraugua canal committee offered $100 for the best essay on the advantages of its construction. The prize has been awarded to C. A. Palmer, a senior student at Grinnell, and he has the $100. France has recently lost two great men, Jules Ferry and A. H. Taine. Ferry was one of the bulwarks of tho republican cause in France, and Taine one of the great literary men of his generation. His history of English literature is the standard all over the world. President Cleveland has appointed James B. Eustis ef Louisiana, minister to France; Theo. Runyan of New Jersey, minister to Germany; Wade Hampton of South Carolina, commissioner of railroads, and named many other important officials. Fred. Faulkes of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and C. H. Monger of the Anamosa Journal had a little private encounter in Cedar Rapids one day lost week, the result of some previous discussion of " independent journalism." Faulkes drew blood on Monger's nose, and then they were separated. It will be worth a dollar to hear Monger tell about it at some future editorial excursion in connection with ceramics and polar bears. Col. Clarke is meeting with the Iowa tax revision commission at Des Moines this week. After a long discussion a Des Moines road convention last week evolved this resolution :' " Resolved, That there can be no system or methods adopted that will be adapted and applicable to the present conditions of all parts of the state of Iowa." than any other event of his whole term in office. " I wish that elevator would sink," he said one day, after running the gawntlet of a dozen mothers, '"I never could understand the need otf »n elevator in the house anyway." Ex-Congressman Walt. Butler wants to be superintendent of the rtilway 'nail service to succeed Capt Joseph B. White who has held the position for many years. The ChicagoHerald editorially earnestly urges President Cleveland to retain White Sn the position he has so long and creditably " Under no circumstances will I allow *ny name to be used in connection with the third term." This is what Gov. Boies said the other 'flay in reference to the stories that he would again be a candidate for the office of governor. The third term has been talked about considerably of late in different parts of the dtate. It finds favor with many of thejleaders of the democratic party. They 'feel that the governor^ is the only man who is certain of carrying the state. This is* the <prime reason for 'their desire to again see him at the 'head of the ticket. 'The Davenport Democrat, representing Iowa's leadingdemocrat, J. J. Richardson,:flays: "Asa rule editors are not objects of charity. They have a legitimate means of earning a Hveli- 'hooo - and if this means is pursued •Closely it returns reward. A subsidized press cannot be a potent press :and therefore It cannot perform its 'mission. Without considering this view of it the public will see that for Mr. Cleveland to give the editors offices simply because they are supposed to have some influence is to place him in a position of embarrassment. It is a bold step he has taken, but one which will strengthen the confidence of the people in him." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. the We commend the following exclamation of a Missourian to the Courier; " Let us edit the newspapers, and we care not who holds the offices." Lafe Young: "What a lovely flower t is, when you find it among the rocks; what a beautiful afternoon it is, when you expected a storm; how luminous the stars, when you expected darkness; what a genie, .loving friend, when you anticipated an enemy; how much better all things are .han what you anticipate; even accidents may cast you into sunshine and happiness." ^ Attorney General Stone says: "I am of the opinion that under the Australian ballot law a voter has all the right to write n any name he pleases whether such name appears on the official ballot or not, and lave it counted for the office," THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. A new edition of 5,000 copies of the February Century is now printing. The demand for the magazine this season has been rory groat. The publishers were for a ime entirely out of the January number; and they are now printing this new edition if February, which has been for some time f print. The March edition, which had already been increased, proves still Inadequate, and a yet larger supply is in preparation for April. The April number will ontain an important article on the trial f the Chicago anarchists by the judge who 'resided. ' POLITIQAL POINTS. Ex-Congressman B. T. Frederick, ormerly of Marshalltown, is a candi- idate for collector of the port of San )iega, Gal., where he resides. It is the petty vexations of life that erplex and annoy Secretary Carlisle, llg things disturb him but little. While he was speaker it became neces- ary for him to appoint two elevator oys, and the worry entailed on him in is endeavor to select the fittest two ut of 50 applicants upset him, more Forest City elected two ladies on school board. Sheldon has.voted $25,000 for a now school bouse. Palo Alto county is adding three cooperative creamery companies this spring, D. A. Duittnan, formerly a Ramsay resident, has bought a hardware store at Hickman, Neb., and will leave Blue Earth City. A petition in circulation is being numerously signed for the organizatoin of a company of the Iowa National guards in Garner. West Bend will have a $7,000 school house. Only five votes 'were cast againt it. The town is also buying a $450 Howe chemical fire engine. Bancroft Register: It is reported that Miss Bertha Carey is thinking seriously of locating at Burt in the making and millinery business. Spencer Reporter: I. E. Cooley spent Monday in Algona, transacting busi- nes, and was much pleased with the appearance of this enterprising town. Emmetsburg Democrat: Dan Woods intends opening up a barber shop at Whittemore about April 1. Dan is a good barber, a clever fellow, and will make it win. The Farmers' creamery at Clear Lake was burned Monday night. Loss, $2,000. It is supposed it was caused by incendiarism. This is the second time it has been fired within a year. Fort Dodge Messenger: Mrs. R. M. Gardner of Algona has been visiting here a few days past. Mrs. Gardner was called here by the death of her brother, D. L. Fitch. The West Bend Journal a week ago noted that Mrs. G. S. Wright had suffered a stroke of paralysis and that an amputation was needed to save her life. No note of her condition appears this week. The Ft. Dodge Chronicle, W. E. Duncombe's paper, says: " Woods and his crowd a_re again seeking out republican papers in which to be interviewed. It is the custom of the outfit to display their sore spots whenever they can, and republican papers delight to publish the claptrap of nalfbreeds." The Esthervllle Democrat says: "Postmaster C. S. Dltzer of LuVerne, Iowa, has been arrested on the charge of being $300 short in his accounts. He had lately failed in the merchandising business." Inasmuch as Ike Harrison has been and is the postmaster at Lu Verne, this item can't be taken literally. And now the Spencer News is coming up as a joker with the following: " Ed. Itoch was up from Algona over Sunday. He remarked that Algonians could scarcely waddle through the streets. Nobody professed to go out without high rubber boots. Algona ought to be putting on metropoliton airs by this time." If you want a touch of high life come over. The Bancroft Register is responsible for the following: A dispatch came to the depot this week from Sheriff Graham .-stating that he would be in Helena (Montana) on Tuesday, but the operator did ;not get the last part .of the name of the town, and for a while was puzzled to make anything except " We will be in H 1 .on Tuesdayi" It was known that G. W. Skinner .was with the sheriff, and speculation -was rife as to who the pair were looking for in that laad without a winter. Charlie Bergk, who was for so many years treasurer ,of Humboldt county, and whose defalcation created such a sensation years ago, writes a letter, which is published in ithe Independent, in which he says: " I would like to shake hands with my old Mends once more, yet 1 fear that I never will be able to, unless they *x>me here. All we can do is live, but to .spend money traveling is out of the question so far, unless some unforeseen things should happen, which might enable us :to do so." Charlie is a hail feilow well met, and honest. But he was careless in his accounts. THE DUBtlQUE SHOOTING, Allison Tried for Shoot tuff Into the State Rifle Team in October Lash the trial was Something of ft Fictle, but Some of the Court Scenes Were Very Entertaining. Last October 5 man named Allison shot into the state rifle camp at Sage- vitle near Dubuque and hit a young man named Mclntyro. The bullet barely missed W. E. Ward and M. .T. Walsh, who with the others from Al* gona took an active part in securing Allison's arrest. Allison was bound over and indicted, but last week at his trial the prosecution failed to make a case, not being able to prove that he intended to shoot the boys. M. J. Walsh went down from Burt Wednesday, and others were called as witnesses. The trial .itself didn't ••amount to much, but an incident at its close gave it the proper dash for a sequel to " ten daysatSageville." As she was leaving the court room, Mrs. Allison, wife of the defendant, grabbed Mrs. Rowell, who was with the picnic party when the shooting was done, by the hair and led her a lively dance until the officers separated them. Mrs. Rowell is a rather good looking little woman whose husband didn't want to be in the muss, and at the preliminary hearing she laid the blame on Allison. Mrs. Allison was biding her time, and gave the whole affair a fit and appropriate ending. The Dubuque papers give full accounts of the fray. The Times says: "The Allison case was up for trial yesterday and came to a very abrupt termination. County Attorney Matthews had done all he could do to have the principal witness, Mc- lntyro, in court, but he had not come and without him the prosecution had nothing to do but ask that the case be dismissed. When Private Mclntyre was shot both Allison and Rowell were arrested. Upon the preliminary examination Mrs. Rowell's testimony exonerated her husband and fixed the blame on Allison. Mrs. Allison did not like this, and in common parlance, has had it in for Mrs. Rowell ever since. Yesterday when Allison and his wife started to go out of the court room they met Mrs. Rowell at the rail. She pleasantly smiled a recognition, but it set Mrs. Allison's rage on fire. 'How dare you!' she exclamed, with her tongue running beyond the control of court and officers she shoved Mrs. Rowell back against the rail and finally down into a chair. The court ordered the sheriff to bring Mrs. Allison into court this morning she being in contempt. Mrs. Rowell is very much of a lady and the sentiment among those who saw the affair was that Mrs. Allison should be severely punished," The Telegraph records the closing scene: "When district court opened this morning Judge O'Donnell called Mrs. Allison up to answer the charge of contempt for assaulting Mrs. Rowell in the court room yesterday. Mrs. Allison advanced to the court and addressed him in a low tone at some length. She said Mrs. Rowell had called her bad names on the street and in passing her in the court room said 'meow,'whereupon she (Mrs. Allison) lost her temper and struck her. Mrs. Rowell was then called up for contempt in failing to appear promptly yesterday when wanted as a witness in the Allison case. She said she had been told that she would not be wanted until three o'clock. She was dismissed with an admonition. Judge O'Donnell admonished Mrs. Allison that the intimidation of witnesses was a serious matter and that she had been guilty of a grave offense but as it was her first, and was due to momentary excitement he would fix the penalty at a fine of $10. Mrs. Allison paid the money and departed." JOHN SHARP has a few pairs of la dies' warm shoes which he will sell at just what they cost him. It will pay you to call and see them. He don't . want to carry them over. -5112 loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. more shoes than room, so on sale Saturday, Mar«h 18, pt of mops', women's, and at $J a pair. <Sea L, STOKM CENTER OF THE TENTH. The Fort Dodge Postofflce War Gettine Bitter —A Duncombe Attack on Ryan. The Fort Dodge postoffice war is going on at a great rate. Last Friday the following appeared in the State Register from the Duncombe party on Mr. Ryan, who is a strong Breen supporter. The Register is the battle ground of both sides since the original Wood's interview was published. How bitter the feeling is may be judged from what follows: FORT DODGE, March 16.— Editor Register: The late defeated candidate, J. J. Ryan, proposes to control the patronage and distribution of spoils in this district if possible, and is now engaged in running over the district with a petition begging democrats to sign it, asking that he may be given the patronage. This comes straight from a democrat who refused to sign Ryan's petition, and who was advised by Ryan that the defeated candidate is entitled to the patronage, although Ryan has forgotten that I. L. Woods, J. A. O. Yeoman and Boss Duncombe are defeated candidates for congress, the latter two or three times a defeated candidate, Ryan ignores James Taylor as a member of the democratic state central committee from this district and refuses to acknowledge Mr. Taylor's politieal influence. The scheme not meeting with iflhe endorsement of party leaders expected by Ryan, he was impelled to indite a letter to President Cleveland, of '.which the following is said to be a verbatim copy of the original, which wae shown to several friends with the remark, "I and Cleveland are old friends, and Bissell has been inti- Sahdwleh Islftndo, whore the climate is a HtUo more salubrious than hero. Mo and GOT. Boles Mumped thi» district ftnd tried to boat J. P. Dolftvor, but ho was too much for tho both of us, and since you have offered Qov. Holes a cabinet place, I nope you will not forgot to pick out something nice for me. I guess yen (Aw the article in the New York Sun about tho Bourbons who marched In your inaugural procession, but of course you «re H prohibitionist the snmc «a,t nth, mid 1 cnn't oelievo it can bo so. if it, w«s in n democratic organ. I ran'l think of nny suggestion Just now, but will make some if the office-seekers got too thick for mo. I can't think of any suggestions Just now. but will write you soon again, and will see you later. My address is the same as orcr. the Tenth congressional district, Iowa, Boltero mo as over, your comrade and advisor, <T. J. UVAN. N. B.—I don't want you to appoint anyone but T. F. Breen postmaster of my dis trict without consulting mo first, because; and him are partners in some "landdeals.' Scot And besides, I don't want a Dutch man in a postofflce in my district, although Brcon says ho is getting kind of tired being a candidate, and is willing a Dutchman or anybody else who llkos that kind of fun can havo the job. J. J. R. AN INTERESTING DECISION, Tho Montlcollo Express Digest Two Recent Supremo Court UullnKS. The city of Chariton passed an ordin ance prohibiting the congregation o crowds on the streets and the marching of persons in a procession in such places and at such times as to impede publli travel or to interfere with the businesi of other persons. Several persons were arrested for violating the ordinance and wore fined in tho mayor's codrt Upon a_ppeal to the district court the; were discharged, and the city appealed to the supreme court. In an opinion handed down last January the suprem court reversed the case and upheld th validity of the ordinance. It held tha an ordinance could not absolutely pro hibit funeral processions or those o civic societies where flags, banners am music were the distinctive features, bu it distinctly held that should such pro cessions for an unreasonable time ob struct travel on the streets or injurious ly affect business and become a nui sance to the public, there can be nc questton that the city ordinance ma' prohibit them and punish the person- making such unreasonable disturbance Negligence of County Recorder—Th< First National bank of Sutherland los some money by the negligence of i county recorder and sued him and hii bondsmen for the loss. The recordei was successful in the court below, bu the supreme court reversed the judg ment. The facts are as follows: Feb 11, 1889, E. H. Farnsworth, a merchan in Sutherland, executed a chattel mort gage to the bank for $1,075 on his stock of goods. It was at once sent across th county to Primghar, the county seat, t_ be recorded, arriving and being filed in the recorder's office at 4:45 p. m. tha day. But it was not indexed for recorc until 8 o'clock the next morning, and in the meantime two suits had been begun and attachments issued which exhaust ed the stock and left plaintiff but $456. 13 and interest. Action is brought to recover of the recorder on his bond fo the loss sustained because he was negli gent in not indexing the mortgage fo record promptly. His defense is, first that the mortgage was fraudulent which the court holds cannot be raised unless Farnsworth raises this question The other defense is that the recordei had all the work he could do and wa not able to reach this particular instru ment any sooner than ha did. The court holds that the recorder shoule have postponed other and less import ant work to attend to the indexing o these important instruments, and tha had he done so he would have had time to index this mortgage and plaintif would not have suffered the loss he did The judgment of the district court in favor of the defendant is therefore re versed. V mately acquainted with me for the past fifteen years.' 51 The letter is pronounced to be a gem by Ryan's admirers: ALOOHA, Mardh 7.—G. Stephen Cleveland, Washington, D.. C.—Dear Friend and Comrade : I had hoped to bo with you on the grand stand last Saturday to review the troops, but was unavoidably detained on account of being joompelled to remain. here and hold a levee on my own account, as the democratic office-seeker is here from all over my district ami each fellow is asking me to appoint b'im to a postoffloe or a for eign mission. I suppose you koow I am u candidate ffer A #oft berth in tfceFiji or FRANZ LINDON'S FIZZLE. The Audience in DOS Moines Guy His Show—Algona in Luck. It now seems that it was wisely or dained that Lindon should back out o his agreement to play in Algona. I the Register's report of his sorry debu in Des Moines is reliable, his "Son o Monte Cristo" must be a great fake It says: The Son of Count Monte Cristo its first appearance in this city at Fos ter's opera house last night. The stai of the company presenting the piece was Frank Lindon. The star and hi support succeeded in making the melo drama exceedingly funny—even ridicu lous at times. Frank Lindon, himself played very well in several acts, bu his company is bad—very bad. Th< main trouble seemed to be that the audience laughed at the wrong time— for instance, in the third act, when the son stabbed his mother and flaunted the bloody dagger in the face of the audi ence. It isn't every actor who can make an audience smile at such a blood curdling scene, but then it itisn'tevery actor who would attempt to play seriously this Monte Cristo in knee trous ers. The World's Fair Club. One of the most interesting and instructive papers read before the World's Fair club was that read by Miss Edith Call upon the subject of •"Forestry," at tho meeting on Friday evening at the home of Mrs. W. K. Ferguson. The attendance was not large, owing to other sad duties which 'kept many ladies away. Miss Call may .be Induced to repeat her paper at some future meeting. The effect upon climate and atmosphere by preservation .of forests was dwelt upon. The great interest taken in the growth of trees in Nebraska since the inauguration of the "arbor day" enactment by the secretary of agriculture. The million and a half acres added to the Yellowstone National park reservation. The one-million acres set apart recently for a park in the vicinity of Mt, Ranier The exhibit which will be made in the forestry building at the world's fair in native woods. The complete house modeled from one great tree brought from the state of Washington. The beautiful finishing in yellow pine, so extensively cultivated by Mr. Geo. Van- derbuilt on his North Carolina plantation. Miss Call's paper would leave one fully impressed with the idea, that Mr. Whittier did not exaggerate when he wrote: "Give fools their gold and loaves their power, Let fortune's bubbles rise or (all; ' ' who sows a seed or trains a flower Or plants a tree Is more tban all." HAD A SPLENDID MEETflfCk The Baptist Yottnff People's tlniofl— A Sncccflsflil and Entertaining Gathering. Several Prominent Speakers from Abroad in Attendance—Full Report of the Doings. The meeting of the Baptist Young People's union last week brought to Algona some very able speakers from all over Iowa and was a gathering of greater importance than was recognized by all. The sessions were held in the new church, which IB nearly enough completed to afford convenient accommodations, and the evening services were attended by good audiences. The union is a comparatively new organization, representing with the Baptists what tile-Christian Endeavor does with the Congregationalists and the Epworth League does with the Methodists, and this gathering drew all the leading Baptists who are interested In getting the young people at work. Thursday evening Rev. N. B. Rairden spoke briefly of the field of work in Iowa stating that but one in ten of tho population are connected with evangelical churches. He was followed by John H. Scott of Chicago, who is an. active worker in the union. He was a nervous incisive speaker, and gave a. very interesting and effective talk. He took a prominent part in all the work of the session. Friday Rev. Smith of Mason City gave a fine address, likewise Revs. Witter of Des Moines and Call of Webster City. In the afternoon the young people had the pro- gramme, Miss Cramer, Miss >Lillio Howard, and Lucius Adams having papers. Rev. Zellhofer of Eagle Grove also spoke on the relation of young people to district missions, Dr. Harriet M. Jones of Livermore on "How Shall we Give?" Rev. J. E. Mclntosh ofMilford led a witness meeting, and the exercises closed with an address by Rev. R. A. Smith of Audubon, state secretary. Friday evening Rev. F. N. Eldridge of Minneapolis spoke on "True Manhood." He is a young man with a fine voice, a fund of humorous illustrations, and talked briefly but pointedly on some of the elements of the strong man. The chief address of the evening was by Rev. H. L. Stetson, president of Des Moines college, on "The Need of the Bible in Modern Education." Mr. Stetson discussed several of the chief dangers which threaten us as a people, urging that the bible and religion are the only safeguard. Among those present as delegates- not mentioned above were Rev. C. H. Moxie of Humboldt, Rev. R. I. Broadbridge and Mr. Pelton of Estherville, Rev. T. S. Borell and Mrs. Wm. Pettibone of Fort Dodge, Miss Frank Tyler of Goldfield, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Morehouse, Miss Hilda Stinson and Mrs. Vandebeau of Bancroft, Rev. Warrington of Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Kertman, Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, and Orris French of Renwlck, O. P. Somner, Rev. C. E. Brooks of Livermore, and Mr. Adams of Buffalo Fork. The meeting was a success in every respect, and the visitors were very highly pleased with the church, the town, and their cordial reception. Rev. Dorward is entitled to great credit for securing this meeting, and for arranging so successfully for it. A Free Lecture to Woinen. Dr. Susan A. Everett of New York City, whose course of lectures to ladies upon " The New Aristocracy of Health" has been announced, will begin with a free lecture next Thursday, at 3 p. m., at the Congregational church. . Ladies, show your appreciation of a good lecture by greeting her with a full house. Her lectures are not dull, but abound in facts and illustrations presented in such a charming manner that she is listened to with the greatest eagerness and rapt attention lest a word be missed. The lecture on Saturday afternoon will be upon " Correct Dress," its effect upon health and beauty, and model garments will be exhibited. The French manikin will be partially dissected to show lungs and heart, and consumption and throat difficulties will be among the subjects discussed. As this lectnre will be especially attractive, girls from the public schools and normal school will be admitted on Saturday afternoon for 16 cents. Course ticket for four lectures. 75 cents; single ticket, 25 cents. Horses for Sale. J?£i! !££ 6-year-old work horses, will weigh 2500; four grade 2-year-old colts, and one yearling colt. I want to sel and will sell cheap. S. H. McNutt, two miles west of Algona.— 49t6 u . misses' and children s shoes, $1 a pair, commencing Saturday March 18 and lasting one week. Geo, L. Galbraith & Co. . A LARGE, new line of fine candies just received at the Opera House gro- FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. Do NOT miss our great shoe sale commencing Saturday, March 18 d FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. For Ten Days. Special bargains in silverware at Bowyer's, commencing Saturday, March 18, and continuing 10 days.-51t2 OTHER coffees have advanced in price, but the best coffee ever sold in Algona for 25 cents remains the same at the Opera House grocery. TOWN property loans. Skinner Bro 8 . TOWN property loans. Skinner Bros.