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TgE tPPEK DES MOtNESi ALGONA, tOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1893. Twenty-Eighth Year. BY INGHAM <fe WARREN. Terms to Subscribers: One copy, one year ll.fi One copy, «li months 7, One copy, thtee months., 4' Sent to any address at abore rates. Remit by'draft, money order, express order or postal note at our risk. Kates of advertising sent on application. STUPID and atitiquated is a law whicl is still retained on the statute in Rhode Island and some other eastern state which requires a majority of the vote cast for a candidate for a state office ti insure an election. Rhode Island ha: recently held an election for state offl cers at whicn there was no choice, ant the chosing of state officers goes into the legislature. • The law is an old one and has outlived its usefulness if it ever had any. If it were an assured fnc that but two parties would have candi dates in the Hold, it would be less ob jectionuble; but in these days of diver silled opinion and third parties the lav becomes cumbersome and elections i waste of time and money. Those states In which this absurd law Js still in force should not delay its repeal and the sub stitution therefor of the plurality vote It is a relic of a back-number age, ant has no place as politics and parties are now constituted. Times have changet since such a law was supposed to be founded upon wisdom, and it is now us senseless and absurd as the electora! system by which we choose a prcsidenl and vice president. No western state would for a moment tolerate such torn foolery. The universally popular thing now in elections demands that the can didato having the largest number o votes shall be declared the choice of the people. It is strange that even a few stales yet cling to the antiquated s tern of the majority vote, but the fact remains that there are still some who have so far fallen in the rear as to per mit such a thing to exist. WARS and rumors of wars continue to come from the seat of government at Washington. It is asserted on whai purports to bo reliable authority that strained relations already exist between President Cleveland and members o: his cabinet, chiefly as a result of the president's determination to dictate al! appointments to office, rather than turn any of them over to the heads of departments and hold them responsible. It is known to a certainty that the president does not attach the utmost importance to the recommendations ol congressmen. Ho listens respectfully to' their little speeches and then goes ahead and appoints just whom he pleases, the same ns he would have done if the congressmen had said nothing about it. It is said to be very much the same way so far as his cabinet officers are concerned. Instead of trusted advisers ho regards them as clerks ol departments, responsible to him alone, and charged with no more solemn duty than that of attending strictly to the routine duties of office. If these stories are true there is nothing in them especially remarkable. If the president insists upon dispensing the patronage himself he is but following a plan that prevailed at an earlier day, and which is quite as excusable now as then. If he has turned down some congressmen, or even some cabinet officers, it is not to bo wondered at. They must have known him to be peculiar in many respects, one of which is that he proposes to manage the affairs of government, in so far us he can, very much in accordance with his own sweet will. He is that sort of a man, and whether others like it or not is a matter of small concern to him. It may prove disastrous to, his future political aspirations, if he has any, but that, too, cuts no figure with him. After nil there is one feature which ought to console cabinet officers whose appointments are subject to revision by the president; it relieves them of a good deal of responsibility and furnishes them an excellent excuse for not being able to get fat jobs for all their friends. IT must be said that prize fighting is reduced very nearly to a science when one man deliberately kills another in the ring with one of those sledge-hammer blows which the reports never fail to tell about after a mill has taken place. Thus it was at Maple Bay, N. Y,, last week. Daniel Donovan of Cleveland, O., and Joseph Dunfee of Syracuse, N. Y., fought seven rounds, at the end of which Donovan was a dead man. The details of the muder- ous work describe how it all occurred. " The fight was a hot one and neither seemed to have the best of it until the seventh round. Then they stood for a moment glaring at each other like mad bulls. Dunfee shot out with his left arm and caught Donovan squarely on the jaw just below the left ear. Donovan reeled and fell heavily to the floor. For two or throe seconds he lay helpless, then raised himself to his knees, and finally to his feet. He had scarcely done so when Dunfee swung out with his right, landing on the left jaw. Donovan fell like a log. It seemed as if he would not and could not rise, but rise he did, nevertheless, slowly and feebly, with the dazed expression of a strong jnan about to faint. Again the terrible Hght shot out, and for the third tim the Cleveland man dropped to the floor Plat upon his face the fallen man lay as motionless as if he had been dead fo hours. He never regained conscious ness." Thus runs the story of what i nothing if not murder outright. Th sheriff knowingly permitted the figh to proceed, and Gov. Flower says h will remove him from office for so do ing. Yet this will be but small com pensation. Men who will engage in th business of prize fighting are hot to to reached by considerations of sentiment or law, either, for that matter; and i is perhaps best that they be permittee to exterminate one another In thei own sweet way and have done with it Thus will the end come of a practice which is revolting in all its phases, and humanity will be the gainer as a fina result. THE election of Carter H. Harrison as mayor of Chicago bodes no good t< the world's fair city in this its year o jubilee. He has been mayor of Chi cago before, and his policy then give portent of what it will be again. He i the patron saint of the thug and the gambler, without whose united suppor he could never have been elevated the position he again occupies. Hi policy was of the wide-open sort, and there is no reason to believe that it wil be otherwise ngain. It is the year o all others when Chicago stands in need of the best and wisest administration that can be had, but it hasn't got it. I has for its mayor a man who winked a the demonstrations of the anarchists in 1880, and started on a trip around th world when dynamite bombs began t slaughter the guardians of the peace Samuel Allerton, the big packer, wai the citizens' candidate, and no mon determined effort was ever made to pu an honest and capable man at the heat of the city government, but Mr. Harri son's majority was 20,000 just the same No, Chicago has not put her best foo forward this time. The city appear to be very much in the hands of th thugs. Estherville has a libel suit. Th Republican nsks for 510,000 against the Vin dicator on account of some articles latelj published. In Red Oak last summer Ringling Bros. 1 circus;stenm piano frightened a team and the owner had his arm broken. H sued for $1,905 damages. The companj have just paid him $700. Wm. Morrison of Des Moines, who has invented an electric wagon, is creating a sensation in Chicago. Last week such crowds gathered to see the novel wagon that the police were put on their nerve to prevent a blockade of the streets. It runs with a storage battery. There is some philosophy in the boy'i essay, which roads: "Chickens is the result of a hen's sticking to one idea long enough to accomplish something." Over at Le Mars people arrested for drunkenness have their choice between working on the streets and taking the Keeley cure. The local institute has entered in to a contract to care for all city patients and one has already chosen the cure. Three carloads of Iowa editors left Des Moines yesterday over the Wabash foi a jaunt through several of the southern states. They will have a royal time, but ihey are liable to need their summer clothes jefore they have been long on the way. It is said that Carter Harrison's election us mayor of Chicago means that he will be the western candidate of the democ- •acy for president in 1800. So it seems that something worse might befall the coun try than to have him mayor of Chicago. POLITICAL POINTS. Oskaloosa Herald: Des Moines is the convention city of Iowa—by reason of its central location and hotel room. All state conventions should be held there. Iowa City Republican: Speaker Mitchell of the Iowa house proposes a new plan of submission. After the iext legislature meets he would have an election ordered to ascertain the sentiment of the people on prohibition. 3ut we fail to see what authority the egislature would have to order such in election on an abstract question. A vote on a constitutional amendment could not be reached until 1896. John Mahin in the Muscatine Jour ml: The republican party of Iowa has MO many would-be loaders, who belong to the " good Lord, good devil" order )f politicians, Some of them are bobbing up as candidates for United States senator. They favor prohibition when t seems to be popular and oppose it when it seems to be unpopular. Prohibitionists as wo are, we would rather support a man who has constantly, yet courteously opposed prohibition than one of these political jumping-jucks who has shouted himself hoarse when everything seemed lovely but changed jositions when circumstances were not so promising. Such men are untrust- wprthy on any question that may have .wo sides to it or may be in jeopardy. They should be relegated to the rear. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Britt is organizing a co-operative umber yard. Woolstock Gazette: Clint and Miles Tatham have returned to school at Algona. Elmore Post: Cashier Taylor of the Ixchango bank was in Algona last week on land business. J. C. Blackford bought some " April ool" potatoes over at West Bend, according to the Journal. The Ryan Packing company of Etn- metsburg shipped a train load of cattle othe Chicago market over the Milwau- kee road Saturday night* Seven of th cars were loaded in this city and th others at Ruthven, Whittemore ant Algona. It is reported that Thos. Carmody i building a nexv residence at Whitte more. The Emmetsburg Democra says Tom has a sort of a craze fo houses. He ought to carry his mania little farther. Senator Brown is elected captain o the Garner company of nationa guards. Bob Bloom is second Heuten ant. Bob always was for bloodies war, and an annual encampment wil just suit him. Elmore Eye: Miss Gertie Paine _ Burt is visiting with her sister, Mrs Chns. Shanor, at this place Miss Anna Altwegg from near Algo na visited with her sister, Mrs. Jo Wolf, at this place last week. LuVerne News: It is told of an Al gona young man that he wrote his bes girl a letter, and enclosed it in an en velope on :the corner of which wai stamped in large red letters the words "Postmaster: If not called for in 1 days hand to some responsible farmer. Spencer News: Algona home talenl assisted by outside voices, is workin up " Pinafore" for an early presents tion. Spencer local'talent has alread; presented one opera and Is about to be gin to work up another. " Pinafore was presented some years ago by ou local talent. Will Sterzbach has* returned from Hot Springs, where he had been for couple of months to get rid of the rheu matism. The Emmetsburg Democra says he has great faith in the curin properties of the springs and says h feels nearly as well as he ever did. H has some interesting things to te! about his trip. Judge Carr at Marshaltown Frida signed a decree enjoining the Willar & Son company from doing any render ing within the city limits, declaring a rendering works nuisances perse. Thi decree was based upon a long line o decisions in various courts, and is quit widely criticised by the manufacturer especially. Phil. C. Hanna has evidently had stormy voyage. Mrs. Hanna's letter home state that the passage had bee so stormy that there had been but thre on shipboard that were not seasick an two of them were Mr. and Mrs. Hanna for which the sailors gave her the sou briquet of "old salt." The trip thu far had been a round of pleasure. Burt Monitor: Hardy Buell has ma terial on the ground for immediat erection of a beautiful modern cottage G. V. Slade's residencsis unde headway Clarence Salisburj has accepted a position as solicitor fo the Iowa Loan and Trust company o Des Moines. He is home at presen to pay a short visit under the parenta roof. Blue Earth Post: Miss Hattie Ches ley, a graduate of our Blue Earth City high school, who has been doing gooc work in the schools of Algona, was re cently called home by the serious ill ness of her mother, Mrs. Hiram Chesle O. B. Durdall, the clothier came up from Algona, Iowa, Frida' evening and returned Saturday noon He reports business good with him. Emmetsburg Democrat: The othe: day Postmaster Starr of Algona sole for §6,000 some property which, bu two years ago, he had purchased foi $4,000. Algona property must be ad vancing in value Dr. Sayers o Algona, the assistant state veterinari an, was called to Jack Creek townshi] Thursday to see some glandered horses Several were ordered shot. The dis sase seems to have taken firm root in shat locality. Eagle Grove Gazette: A few week igo the committee of the Algona Dis trict Epworth league met here to pre pare a programme for the convention to be held in Eagle Grove, May 1 and 11. Miss Bertha Sanderson Livermore met with Rev. A. S. Flani gan and Presiding Elder Black and i programme was made up that promisei ;o make an interesting session. It wil be filled by some of the brightest speak ers of the district. The following note from the Britt Tribune will interest all: Miss Bertha arey of Algona has purchased the mil linery stock of Hill. & Streeper and will take possession at once, Miss Ca rey begins right by planting a large ad in the Tribune which we hope wil bring her a large trade." Miss Carey ,vas former county superintendent, is thoroughgoing business woman, and will make a success in Britt. We wish ler good luck. West Bend Journal: The writer at .ended the play, "LucretiaBorgia," at -he Call opera house, Algona, last Friday evening, and must say we weresur n'ised at the fine entertainment given. We had seen the star, Ida Van Cort- and, on two previous occasions, but we lardly expected to seehor supported by so strong a company, The manager o: .he Call opera house should be liberal- y sustained by the people of Algona ind vicinity for placing within their •each entertainments of so meritorious i, character. Spencer Reporter: J. F. Cooley pent Friday and Saturday at Algona ind Britt; saw two shows Friday even- ng, the beginning of a tragedy at Alona and the tuil-end of a comedy at Britt, and returned Sunday morning. ^ho opera house at Algona is a very eautiful and commodious structure, vnd if it could be lighted with electric- ty it would add greatly to its bright xnd attractive appearance. If the milding was located in Spencer we hould consider our equipment in this espect perfect. Corwith Crescent: There is talk of isking for the establishment of a drainage district for the upper Boone river erritory. There is no doubt that a ditch started at or above the Milwaukee ail road and continued to Corwith or to point below, where the ditch would lear itself, would be agood investment, such a ditch is also urgently neededfor he Prairie creek basin, but that lies artly in Kossuth county and might be nore difficult to secure. Since the bove was put in type F. M. Daniels us had a petition drawn and is circu- ating it for signatures. Miss GRACE WILSON'S deep contral- o voice is much admired by all who avo hoard her in the part of Ralph lackstraw. The duet between Ralph nd Josephine is one of the gems of the pera. To be heard Friday night in > inaforo. THE1S AIM WAS HIGH, The tHieii School Declamatory Con test Drew a T/ttrge Audience, »n< the Exercises Wore of Unusual in terest—The Lucky Contestants. A large audience was out Frida; evening for the declamatory contest Algona is proud of her schools and was interested in knowing how they wer to be represented at Grinnell. She was entertained by some very fine speaking, excellent music, and well-ex ecuted marches and exercises by the pupils, applauded all in turn, applaudo the success of the lucky contestants and went home hoping that in the lot tery of judges' markings at the state contest another medal will come to th north. Rev. Davidson'sin vocation am a lively piano duet by Ruby Smith and Lizzie Wallace opened the exercise when the curtain rolled up, and Maggl Haggard appeared to give the first rec itation. She spoke "Rock Me t Sleep," a very difficult selection be cause of the little variety offered, in manner to bring her to the front rank her carriage and gestures were espec ially graceful and appropriate and hat an opportunity been afforded for a wid er range of expression she would easih have been a close contestant for th first place. Claire Gilbert followec with "The Station Agent's Story," an while not possessing the ease on th stage which more experience will give showed that she had a very excellen voice and power to interpret the sonti ment of her piece. The old standart piece, "Bernardo Del Carpio," wa Belle Tellier's selection, which she re cited so well as to be marked third b;, one judge, and to win hearty applause The only humorous selection was " Ou Traveled Parson," by Elrna Ramsey who also was marked third by on judge, and who was unexcelled an som parts. Had her delivery been equal al through to the best she did she woul have been among the first. "Zekil by Olive Salisbury, which won the firs place, was the best selection of the pro gramme for recitation, and was giver in a manner which placed the speake at once among the best. She gave f ul effect to the various passages by excel lent control of a fine voice, being per feet in the dialect parts, and in bring ing out the sentiment of the piece With two weeks' further training i gesture and carriage she will go tt Grinnell prepared to see our school ge a high place in the state contest. Th last selection was "The Daughter' Sacrifice," by Maud Cowan. The fac that she was marked first in the total of the judges speaks for the perfectioi of her work. Her voice was clear ami under good control in all the variou parts she tried, her carriage was grace ful and her interpretation of the piece excellent. She fully sustained her pas reputation and gave a fine rendition o a difficult piece. She was beaten foi the first place by one-half a point in the markings of one judge. The judges in the contest were Prof Rurnmel of Emmetsburg, Prof. Barslou of Wesley, and Prof. McCausland o Bancroft. The rules under which thej acted required them to work on a basi' of 10 per cent, on pronunciation, 15 pei cent, on articulation, 25 per cent, on expression. The totals of each judge are as followws: Prof. Rummel: Maud Cowan, 94 Olive Salisbury, 00; Maggie Hnggard 86; Elma Ramsay, 82; Belle Tellier, 82 Claire Gilbert, 77. Prof. Barslou: Olive Salisbury, 91 Maud Cowan, 90; Belle Tellier, 87 Maggie Haggard, 80; Elma Ramsay 85; Claire Gilbert, 85. Prof. McCausland: Olive Salisbury 98i; Maud Cowan, 98; Elma Ramsay 96; Maggie Haggard, 93i; Belle Tel Her, 90; Claire Gilbert, 86*. The rules are that if two judges marl one speaker first, that settles the rani regardless of total. As Profs. Barslou and McCausland had Miss Salisburj first, she won, although Miss Cowan led in the totals of all the judges. The total marks were as follows: Maut Cowan, 282; Olive Salisbury, 279* Maggie Haggard, 266$; Elma Ramsey 263; Belle Tellier, 259; Claire Gilbert 248*. Miss Cowan as second goes as an al ternate to the state contest and re ceived a very handsome book, "The Story of Columbus." Miss Haggard re ceived Tennyson's poems. During the programme the pupils o* the fifth and sixth grades gave an exhibition of the musical training done in the schools and sang a couple of very happy songs. Later the high school students gave a beautiful calisthenic exercise in marching and wand waving, Miss Randall, the teacher of music, also sang "Burst Ye Apple Buds" in her usually pleasing manner, and respond ed to a hearty encore. Rev. Bagnell spoke the benediction. All the visiting professors complimented Algona very highly on every feature of the ex hibition, and went away, as every patron of the schools did, feeling that it was a great credit to the town, The state contest comes. April 21, at rinnell, AOOIDENTAL SHOOTING, A Germanla Citizen Oetsn Charge of Shot In the Left Side—Hopoa for Ills Uecovery, Henry Butzlaff of Germania drove out to Ledyard last week in a cart, and look his gun along for cranes. What mppened is told by a correspondent in he Bancroft Register: He was with another young man and vhen they started from Ledyard for lomo, while yet inside the town, his un slipped down between the slats of 'he foot board, one hammer striking ind discharging the gun. The con- ents of the barrel struck him in the eft side just high enough to reach the •ibs, which turned the charge to one ide, but it came out a few inches from ivhere it entered. The muzzle was so >lose to him that his clothes and flesh ivere badly torn and burned, but the jlancing of the charge on his ribs alone aved his life. He got up and walked ibout three blocks before becoming ex- musted, when he was carried to the ho- el and the doctor made him as easy as )ossible. Several stitches were taken n the wound but the flesh was so badly >urned that they would not hold, but he unfortunate man was gaining at ast accounts and will probably be out his week, though he will not be able WE are closing out our lothing.; Now Is the tim Goo. L. Galbraith & Co. TRY a pair of Jas. shoes and you will wear to work for many weeks. Henry probably can see now how the old lady fell when she said a gun was dangerous without lock, stock or barrel. We hope he will recover speedidy. AN ALGONIAN'8 INVENTIONS. Our Old Kossuth County Boyj Dick Fields, On the Hitch Uond to Fame nnd Fortune. The lust Storm Lake Pilot gives the following report of somehow inventions by a well-known brother of George ntit John Fields: Dr. L. S. Fields of Storm Lake has called our attention to his last three inventions which have been noticed and favorably commented upon by the citizens of our town who have seen them. His first consists of a patent " cash register," which has many advantage over all others heretofore put on thi market, in that it shows to the pur chaser in bold figures the amount o each purchase he makes and when tin day's sales are ended has added up fo its owner the exact amount of his casl sales, done in such a scientific tnanne that a mistake is impossible. Eastern parties have offered to organize a com pany of $100,000 to manufacture thi much-needed machine, with its seem ing human intelligence in action. The second invention is a very usefu little article in the nature of a window stop, which is cheap in structure, per fectly natural and easy of operation ye powerful in the use for which it is de signed, being burglar proof in securing a window where it is placed. When either sash is moved for ventilation, i is as secure as any window can be made when closed and fastened. The third, last, and doubtless best in vention is his new process "Columbi an washer," which being steam tigh operates by a principle of suction, to gether with a chemical action of ho suds gases upon the grease, dirt anc stains on garments, while the pores o the clothes are expanded by heat a which time a system of force and sue tion cups rushes the water through th_ pores of the clothes and the dirt, grease and stains loose from them, and perfect ly cleans them in less time than ittake to tell how, and it is claimed in one fourth the time of any other machine on the market. Besides it runs more with the ease of a sewing machine than the hand process_ of other washing ma chines, and this it does without wearo damage to the most delicate garment While it is true that "aprophethath honor save in his own country," it is t< be hoped the true inventive genius o our local talent will be appreciated fr our citizens and that other localitie' will not thereby capture our prizes and thereby our citizens lose what thej might have made a great profit upon If these inventions have merit, out business men should be as able to grasi the scope of their advantages and prof its in manufacturing as men " down east;" we hope they may thoroughly investigate before it is too late. AH EDITOE'S MISTAKE.- Hro. Illnchon the Victim of An 35r ror of Ills Own Making. All incident of recent occurrenc shows what trouble may come to a man who is the unfortunate possessor of mile age over more than one railway. Bro Hinchonlust week started for Allamakei county. It is well to say that he start ed, for it is known that he went only short distance before returning. With that assurance which-usually charac terizes the movements of a countr; journalist who knows he is on th right track he boarded the Milwauke evening train east, "dressed in his bes Sunday clothes," of course, bent on visiting the scenes of his former labor in eastern Iowa. With visions of post office salaries flitting before him, anc meditating upon the uncertainties o all appointments with the Ryan-Dun combe fight in full blast, he mechanic ally pulled out his milage book and handed it to the conductor. But there was a something about the looks of th conductor which said this didn't go He made some casual remark abou Northwestern mileage not being gooc on the Milwaukee road, and then foi the first time it dawned upon our eru dite brother that something had gone wrong. In the exuberance of his joy at being temporarily relieved from the tread-mill of work on a country paper he had seized the wrong mileage bool nd left the one at home that woulc have been a safe passport on the pro posed journey. Explanations followed—explanations are always the proper thing in an emergency of this sort, however suspi cious the circumstances may appet.'r Brother Hinchon went down in his pocket and produced the necessary wherewithal to liquidate for his passage, but only enough to carry him to the next station, our neighboring town of Wesley. There ho is said to have spent a good portion of the night view .ng the beauties of the town by gus ;rain some time during the early hours >f the next morning. Hereafter when 10 travels he is going to take along ali the mileage books he can scrape up, ' order to have the right one at h These, with that bland though in not ove hild-like countenance of his, ought to will be built leading into the r they The old " Headquarters" h , take him most any where, whether succeed in securing him the postofflce How to Pronounce Iowa. Dubuque Herald: Why do effete sustoms prevail in mispronouncing the name of this state as I-o-wah, accenting he second syllable? No resident of he state pronounces it that heathenish vay, but correctly, I-o-way, the first yllable accented. In fact the name ,vas sometimes spelled " loway" on old maps, noticeably one accompanying a eport of Lewis and Clarke'sexpedttion lublished in 1814. In the body of the eport the name is also spelled Ayau- ivay, a French spelling of the same ounds. In order to secure a firm ablishment of our rights as to ameofthe Hawkeye state, he legislature will have to dc one in Arkansas, passing a In es- the perhaps was si"«T TALKED ABOUT GOOD EOADS, Discussion of the subject at Grange Hall Last Saturday—Another Meeting to be Held May 80. Inasmuch as good seeding was more important to the farmers Saturday than "good roads,'' the attendance at the meeting by the grange was not large. But those present were practical road men, and the discussion went right to the merits of the case in Kossuth from the start. The opening resolution adopted sums up every man's speech, "Drainage is the first step in road reform." J. E. Blackford was called to the chair and Harvey Ingham was chosen secretary, and the discussion was opened by A. Witham. Mr. Chubb, N. A. Pine, M. DeL. Parsons, Thos. F. Cooke, David Miller, H. Schenck, August Zahlten, G, M. Parsons, and others followed. Incidental matters were taken up, and many criticisms on various ideas passed, but the sense of the meeting centered on a few things. There must be better drainage, to get it part of the township tax should be raised in money and the work done by contract, inasmuch as the 'law allows part of the township tax to be levied by the county board to be spent in the township it is easier to act under the present law than to spend energy trying to make radical changes; this is especially true now thnt the board in Kossuth has made contracts for grading and ditching at very low prices and could dp the work cheaper than the townships could. This was the outline of work proposed as is given in the resolutions. A new meeting is to be called for May 20, at which time these resolutions will be taken up by all the farmers and some effort made to get them in operation in. some of the townships. David Miller, who has been road supervisor 12 years in Cresco, expressed the sentiment of all when he said that if two per cent, of the road tax of his district had been spent in ditches as proposed by the county, ho could have done more work with the other three mills than he has done with the five. _ Every farmer should read the resolutions and attend the May meeting and assist in getting the county at work letting the water out of the roadways: Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that drainage is the first step in road reform in this county. Resolved, That hedges and close set trees along the roads are a nuisance, and should be by law prohibited. Resolved, That wide tired wagons, the wheels of which do not track, are essential to the preservation of good roads. Resolved, That this meeting favors the collection of two mills of the road tax in cash to be collected by the county, and to be expended in the townships under the directions of the board of supervisors. Resolved, That so far as possible all road work should be let by contract. Resolved, That this meeting welcomes the movement for good roads and believes that the discussion now going on in the various states will result in material benefit. Resolved, That some method of keeping permanent roads in repair is needed Resolved, Thnt the grange be invited to call another good roads meeting to be held May 20 next. SPENOEK HITS THE OHIP. The News Says Spencer nnd Algona are for "War — Let Eminetsburg Show Up. Says the Emmetsburg Democrat: "Prof. Rumrnel has invited the principals of the Algona and Spencer public schools to co-operate with him in getting up an oratorical contest to be held in this city, but we are told that they do not feel at all anxious to take part in it. Emmetsburg has a chip on its Shoulder. Algona and Spencer dare not knock it off and Emmetsburg has money that says so. Come now, here's an opening." The fact that Emmetsburg "has money that says so" cuts no figure. It signifies nothing except that Emmetsburg has a man or two who would gamble a dime or so. The contest would involve some expense on the part of Algona and Spencer in car fare and hotel bills, while Emmetsburg would be out practically nothing. It is conceded that our eastern neighbor has some talented men and some smart boys and possibly some pretty girls, but it is hardly thought that its men and women have more towering intellects, or that its boys are smarter and its girls prettier than those of 'either Algona or Spencer. If we are mistaken about these things the world seems to be about as far in the dark as we. CLEAR LAKE TO BOOM. The New Park Management Wllr Build a Hotel and Make Clear Lake a Flrst-cliiss Resort, The new company which has secured the Clear Lake park grounds start out by arranging for the erection of a fine summer hotel, 46x84, four stories, to be built in modern style and furnished with all necessary conveniences for the comfort of guests. The hotel will be —„ „„„ vw,,n U j e ao- Placed under the management of a com- ight, returning to Algona on a freight potent man and the comnanv exnopt tn train some time during the oarlv Vmn..u have it open by June 1 «*peci 10 Besides the hotel a fence will be built and a canopy-to J - new, along the latform the track. From iy entrance a covered being torn down-nd J eo , t8 W1 ? lve Pteee to neat The iage. _ '—-~i *-'».t J-«ilUJtlKO. will cffivr^ect^ Bl8h ° P Ireland BREED to an 4-minuter is no pony individual. The in demand. 'ou can, com- I T v" '--—• • *««M»AAiiy und blood, Vyzant combines these qualities Weighs in race condition, 1200 pounds' Bezant, sire of Vyzant, vvas sold a ew days ago for $65,000. ' If it cost you $60 to develop the same sriiwx'S'Sftr. fee, which would you prefer? men's

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