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tit THE WPIKJDMS MOINE& AMONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1B93« JN Twenty-Eighth Y«*lr. BY INGHAM & WARREN. T«rm» to Subscribers: On* copy, one ye»r .......... ................ tl.SO Omecopy, B!X months — ...,...,.., .......... 75 One copy, three months,., — ............... 40 Bftttto any address »t »bo re rates. Beralt by draft, inonfty order, fctpreBS order, Or postal note at our rtsk. lutes of advertising sent on application. THE Chinese esockrertoti net known as the Geary law, which provides that all Chinamen who have not registered with the internal revenue -officials and had their photographs taken by May 5 shall he sent back, ims'canased several sensational episodes. 'One the past week is Gov. PentiQyer's Oregon response to PresidentCleveland. Secretary Gresham telegraphed 'the .governor that the president desired to have the law enforced in Oregon. Pennqyer, who is a populist, telegraphed buck "let the president attend to his business. I wil attend to mine." The Chinese generally have refusec to register and three tosl cases are being brought. A writof habeas corp us was refused in New York, aud the case taken .ait once to I/he United States supremo'Count, which will as soon a possible pass on the constitutionality o the law. Many able lawyers think thi court will'not sustain the law. In Dubuque the Telegrah reporte interviewed Jung Wing on the law anc asked him what bethought of it. Jung talked freely and said: •"Me no llkoe 'Gleary law; mo tinkee i Wad law. Me tinkee Chinaman have mucl right in Molica as Irishman and other fel lows iVho comeo :here. Chinamun h workoo all "the -timee; other fellows dlin! bleer.and rrmkeo noiso and glo in de patrol Chinaman ; he no glo in patrol. When Chinaman in China do anything to Mellct man'Over dere, he tellee his glovernment den the Melica glovernment send his bi 'boats with .his guns and raisee hullee wit! •Chinaman's town. Dis no rightee. Me n llkee Gleary law, me likee washee fo Gleary; me -burn all his shirt tails off, an makee people laugh • at Gleary. If China man must glo back, Gleary must make Jo\ and Dutchman and Irishman glo back." THE Courier last wefk gave a ver full report of Prof. Stalker's lecture o Hawaii and the proposed annexation t the United States. The professor lei no doubt in the minds of his auditoi that he was opposed to the scheme, an he gave ireasons which were sufficien to satisfy 'most of them. But the Coui ier differs from his conclusions an proceeds to tell why, in spite of all h said, we should have the islands. Th familiar story about coaling station and a friendly harbor for our mercban vessels is the substance of the argu ment, while no attention is paid to th fact that all native Hawaiians oppos annexation, that there is a suspicion jobbery in the whole business, that fo seventeen years we have been payin over five millions a year for a harbo we have never used, and that securin the islands means an enormous outla for fortifications. From any fai American standpoint the mere fac that a majority of the Hawaiians op pose annexation, ought to be conclu sive. What figure would a nation pro fossing such principles of self govern ment as we do cut in forcing a new rul on an unwilling majority? And that vast majority are opposed to joining u is not only clear from Prof. Stalker statement, but from one made by T. H Davies, personal guardian of Princes Kaiualani, in the last North America Review. He says that "out of 14,00 electors at least 10,000 would bo utterl averse to annexation." The overthro of the queen was made possible throug her own indiscreet acts, but the Hi waiians who allowed that to occur wor not aware that it meant something be sides the elevation of Kaiualani, wh is said to be a well educated and araia bio princess. And what would tho United State be gaining in the 10,000 voters who ai averse to annexation? Merely a larg addition to her negro population, wit a goodly sprinkling of Chinese. An what interest does the Courier thin would bo conserved by such a stej when, as it is willing to confess, th question of what to do with those ole ments at home is already tho para mount one in our politics? If anyone thinks tho United State has not enough room and enoug darkeys lot him travel through th south. Tho resources of that regio will not bo touched by this goneratior and moro than tho present populatio of the United Stales could be put there without crowding. Wo hav moro room and will have far into th future than we know what to do will and if all the questions that come u while that room is being taken ai answered wisely American statesman ship will have all it can attend to with out bothering with some volcani islands 2,000 miles away. Tho Unite States will do all that it has any wa rant to undertake if it maintains peace good order, and equal rights within th boundaries already established. TIIEHE are 180,000 offices at tho di£ posal of tho national administratioi Of these 15,000 were under civil sorvic rules at the close of President Arthur term, 27,300 at tho close of Presiden Cleveland's and 43,400 at tho close o President Harrison's, not counting th navy yard men put into the list by Sec rotary Tracy. The bulk of the office hat are still "spoils'* are the 66,000 ourth-ciaes postofnces. Mr. Clarkson id great execution among these four ears ago, and Mr. Maxwell is coming s near keeping up with the record as is abilities will permit. In the mean- line Carl Schurz has been chosen presi- .ent of the civil service reform league o succeed George William Curtis, and has uttered the usual warning. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND is tired of office seekers; Monday he issued the ollowing announcement to the public: " EXECUTIVE MANSION, May 7.—It has become apparent after two months' experience that the rules heretofore promulgated regulating .interviews with the president have wholly failed in operation. The time which, under these rules, was set apart for the reception of senators and representa- ,ives bos been almost entirely spent in (stoning to applications for office, which iave been bewildering in volume, perplex- ng and exhausting in their iteration and impossible of remembrance. A due regard for public duty, which must be neglected if present conditions continue, and an observ- ince of the limitations placed upon human endurance oblige me to decline from and after this date, all personal interviews with those seeking appointments to office, except as I, on my own motion, may especially invite them. The same considerations make It Impossible for me to receive those who merely desire to pay their respects excepl on the days and during the hours especially designated for that purpose. I earnestlj request senators and representatives to aic in securing for them uninterrupted interviews by declining to Introduce their constituents and friends when visiting the executive mansion during the hours desig natcd for their reception. Applicants for office will only prejudice their prospects by repeated Importunity and by remaining at Washington to await results." His course seems to be commendec on all sides. There is no more dis graceful spectacle presented than the raid of office seekers every four years on Washington. rawing, etc., in the public schools has een raised in Chicago. The "anti-fad" eople have tried to have all thrown out. ?be " fad" advocates have fought to sustain these branches. The " fad" side have won, except that German is not taught in he primary rooms. THE Given plan of modifying the pro hibitory law by providing for a tax o mulct on saloons which are not closed is being very well discussed. The tas does not license saloons nor grant them any immunity under the law. The} are liable to be closed wheneveranyon is willing to prosecute them. It simply provides that if they are not closei they can be fined. Mr. Given has beei in Ohio the past week investigating th< workings of the system there where i has been tried. In one sense the mule acts as a local option license. The dil ference is that that the prohibitory lav stands in full force and can be mad operative by anyone at any time. Senator Funk publishes an item of 2C years ago, in which his return to the Bea con as "devil" is noted, and says: "Th person named was immensely pleased get back to Spirit Lake and the paper fo the humble consideration of §4 a week an board. Catching a free ride from Spence the lad had 50 cents in his pocket when h tackled this job, and by frugality and in dustry he has easily held his own, so speak." The following farm poem is credited Walt. Mason: "I'd like to be a boy agai without a woe or care; with freckles sea tered on my face and hayseed in my hair I'd like to rise at 4 o'clock and do a hundre chores, and saw the wood and feed the hog and lock tho stable doors; aud herd th hens and watch the bees and take the mule to drink, and teach the turkeys how swim so that they would not sink, and mil about a hundred cows, and bring in wood burn, and stand out in tho sun and churn and churn, aud churn; and wear my broth er's cast-off clothes, and walk four miles t school, and get a licking every day fo breaking some old rule; and then go horn at night and do the chores once more, an milk the cows aud feed the hogs and curr mules galore: and then crawl wearily u stair^ and seek my little bed, and hear da say, ' That worthless boy, he doesn't ear his bread!' I'd like to be a boy again; boy hns so much fun; his life is just round of mirth from rise to set of sun; guess there is nothing pleasanter than clos ing stable doors, aud herding hens, an chasing bees, and doing evening chores." Our worthy state officials G. B. Graj W. M. McFarland, and C. G. McCarth struck oil over in southern Indiana. The leased 00 acres of land and last wook M: Pruy got a telegram stating that a flow ( 1,500 barrels a day had been struck at 90 feet. It is the boat flow in tho state. The Register commends Fish Commis sioner Griggs: " Mr. Griggs is a democra one of tho conscientious class that tho Reg ister steadily admires, but wo are free t say that ho is making a splendid fish com missionor, and is, we think, tho most eft cient official that tho state has over had i that position, He is capable and encrgeti and if tho people of Iowa will second hi efforts in the enforcement of the laws fo tho protection of fish, and in constructin fish ponds, his good work will speedily bo come a groat benefit to the people of th state." The Ceilav Rapids Republican says " By the time the Iowa editors have ox haustod tho notes taken during their recer jaunt there will bo but little left for th people of Iowa to learn of the now soutl It is estimated that the columns publishe by them last week on this interesting top: would measure up just two miles morotha their trip:" J. B. I-Iungcrford in tho Carroll Hcral tells tho story about tho plastering fallin at tho Tallahassee capital as follows "Lal'o Youug is the best oft'hand—the mos> ready and most pointed—speaker wo have He made a characteristic speech of five mil utos, assuring those people of our interest 1 their welfare and pledging a truthful re port of what wo saw. Most deafening ai plauso followed his speech, and Chief Jus ice Rouoy was called out to respond to hi sentiments. Scarcely had Judge Renoy ul tcred his opening sentence when about to feet square of plastering dropped from th coiling and spread its gray debris like tattered mantle over tho heads and shoulc era of several statesmen who were stil | in order to gei an opportunity to set their hew 25 horse-power boiler, which arrived last Tuesday. The Monitor says: It is one of the best made by the Lenox Machine company of Marshall- The issue of German, music, calesthenics, i town, in connection with its size will ' add largely to the capacity of tamping and cheering the pat hits of the owa orator editor. Lafe had certainly rought 'the house down and caused a enuine sensation." DEATfl OF ft S, UNGDO& Lafe Young says: "General Weaver as operated the 'mulct' plan very success- ully for many years.' 1 The Monticello Express living next door jo the Anamosa penitentiary evidently credits many of the charges made .against Warden Madden. Mr. Madden was well iked at Spencer before he was appointed, and his friends will hope to see him vindicated. But if the Express, which has no occasion to be prejudiced, is correct, he has >y no means a clear road. The Nevada Representative is feeling happy over a new Cottrell press. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. A Durham cow weif wos.-sold in Webster •£ hing 1,600 pounds ity last week. A recent " toot" in Lu Verne led to ihe arrest of two citizens for selling the liquor. Humboldt Republican: Miss Mabel Kenna will soon go to Algona to attend school. Col. Tom Harrison, formerly of Emmetsburg, has been elected councilman in Topeka. ^ Armstrong has {wo saloons running and doing apparently a good business. They both have billiard tables in connection. Spencer Reporter: J. J. Ryan, AI- gona's democratic orator and would-be statesman, spent the day in Spencer, Friday. A Knights of Pythias lodge is to be organized at Whittemore, and there is also talk of one being organized at West Bend. Livermore Gazette: Will Carlon was about town the other day passing the cigars to his friends, the occasion being a small boy at his home. A beautiful white pelican was captured alive at Spirit Lake, and Fish Commissioner Gregg has sent the bird to Chicago to be exhibited at the fair. Emmetsburg Democrat: Attorney Quarton of Algona has been in this city the past two days conducting an important case. He is rather a spirited examiner of witnesses. Hampton and other towns over east have voted a five per cent, tax for the Win on a -South western. That much- talked of road ought to make a move of some kind before long. Rev. F. H. Sanderson of Emmetsburg is honored by being appointed a member for the advisory council of the World's Parliament of Religions in connection with the world's fair. Bancroft Register: Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Robison were again made grandparents last week by the arrival of a little girl at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Elmer Wilbur of Algona. Mrs. Phil. C. Hanna writes an entertaining letter about her new home in Venezuela to the Livermore Gazette. She enjoys it there and both she and Mr. Hanna are in excellent health. Spencer News: J. K. Fill arrived from Algona Saturday to spend the summer with the family of his daughter, Mrs. M. J. Haupt. Mr. Fill, by the way, is one of the oldest Ancient Odd Fellows in the state. Livermore Independent: Among those from other towns in attendance at the Catholic entertainment were two Misses Rutledge of Emmetsburg, Miss Wernert of Algona, Miss Anna Reilly and Miss Ryan from the Fort. We regret to note that Spencer has dropped her opera house scheme. The Reporter says sufficient stock could not be raised to warrant the building of such an opera house as the projectors had in view, so the enterprise has been abandoned. Humboldt Independent: The exhibit of the Upper Dos Moines Editorial association has been completed and sent to the world's fair. It only costs half a dollar to see it and all the other things inside the fair grounds are thrown in at the same price. Judge Can 1 last week dissolved the injunctions restraining the Lost Island squatters from breaking up or fencing the land, the title to which seems to be in doubt. The squatters have settled tho whole lake shore claiming that the land still belongs to tho government. The right of title will soon be tested, Iowa Methodist: A letter from Hon. H. S. Vaughn to Mayor Call of Algona states that ho has been elected one of the supervisors of Denver, Col, by a large majority. Mr. Vaughn formerly resided at Algona and is a prominent Methodist layman. We expect to hear in a few years that he is elected mayor of Denver. Tho railroad company will take charge of and defend the suit against Engineer Comfort for manslaughter, arising out of the killing of the coal house man at Whittemore. Tho company exonerated Comfortfrom all blame and will see him through with it. Comfort has been bound over to meet tho grand jury. Emmptsburff Reporter: John Men- idos visited Algona Monday and when ho returned found an express package awaiting him that he is not able to account for. Tho package contained a out-away coat, knee breeches, etc., etc. Tho goods were all second-hand and Mr. Monzies says they do not belong to him and ho has no use for them. Hobart is interested in this item from tho Whittemoro Champion: Norman Cotton arrived home last Tuesday evening after an extended visit through the oast and at his former home, Stoncham, Mass. He sailed down the Hudson to the metropolis and took in all the sights within roach of his route including 1 tho capital, whore ho, no doubt, fixed up his fencns for capturing the Hobart postoftice. The Burt Co-Operative Creamery company have 'shut down for a few days our creamery which heretofore "has surpassed any like institution in the county. Burt Monitor: Win. Cook returned Wednesday from Boston, where he hns been spending the winter. He reports an enjoyable time. He was accompanied by his friend, Norman Cotton, of Whittemore on his return Grant Ramsey of Algona is now a resident of Burt. He is working for Contractor Stoddard Mr. Miller of Algona is working a crew of men in our city. He is laying drain tile for some olf of our progressive citizens. The Renwick Times has the following interesting report from Lu Verne: I. B. Downs is circulating a remon- stance against A. R. Darr's application for a permit to sell intoxicating liquors in Lu Verne. This we believe is the right kind of a move to make. We are not in favor of a " permit" in Lu Verne. We believe it would do our city much harm. It would harm the boys most. Mr. Darr has always been a very good citizen, but we can't approve of his having a permit, for it would certainly do harm. Where whiskey is sold, orderis not preserved, and order is heaven's first law. There was a scene in the court room at Webster City when Nels Peterson, a native of Denmark, went with his witnesses asking to be made an American, citizen. In the course of the examina- 1 tion Judge. Hindman asked the petitioner if in case of war between the United States and Denmark, would he fight for this country. He declared he would not, whereupon the judge informed him that " the time had arrived when no person would be aided in this court in becoming a citizen unless he was willing to stand by the government at all times and under all circumstances." He left the court room without his papers. Will Sterzbach and Dempster Ranks are evidently doing well over at Rodman. The Emmetsburg Conservative says: Ranks & Sterzbach of Rodman have been shipping a quantity of baled hay from this city this week. In conversation with Mr. Ranks we learn that his firm has baled and shipped 400 cars of hay and straw during the present season. They send their product mostly to the Chicago market, and the price has been very uniform and stable until a few weeks ago, when a erreat deal of hay that was heated after" bailing was dumped upon the cities and paralyzed the market. In this connection we learned a surprising thing— that an average of aboutlSO per cent, of the hay cut in this country is spoiled by inattention to proper s'tacking and by water, which floods the low lands. It would seem as though farmers could easily provide against this great loss by a little precaution in putting the stacks on high land and building them to shed water. It Came with Some Surprise Monday Evening, Though He Had fieeit low for Some Time. Other Deaths of the Week were Those of Dr. S. G. A. Read, H. A. Sessions, and Frank Parker. The death of H. S. Langdon occurred very unexpectedly Monday at 4 o'clock after an illness which luis lasted all winter, but which wiw not considered dangerous until within a few days. The announcement was a surprise to all who had not been at tho home, and has caused general regret. Mr. Langdon has several times in late years been in poor health, but had a rugged appearance which gave promise of a ripe old age. He has succumbed, however, at 72, to what is technically called Addison's disease, a depletion and exhaustion of the blood. As soon as his condition was considered critical Mr. and Mrs. Townsend were sent for and she arrived before his death. Mr. Townsend came yesterday morning and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Langdon yesterday evening. The son in Oregon not being able to come in time the funeral exercises were held at tho home this morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Davidson officiating, and a large concourse of friends attended the remains to the cemetery, where they were interred. Henry Stephen Langdon was born Sept. 28, 1821, in Turingham, Mass. He was married to Miss Mary A. Whitney Nov. 5, 1844, and moved west to Illinois in 1852 settling in Somonauk, DeKalb county, where he engaged in farming. From there he went to St. Charles, Minn., in 1802, where he owned a drug store, and where he remained until he came to Algona in 1875. For nearly 20 years he has been with his family a resident of this place, engaging the greater part of the time in merchandizing, and taking an active part in business and social life. During those years he has made friends A GOOD LIQTJOB LAW. South Carolina Is Ahead In Uquor Legislation—Bettor Til an Anything Tot Suggested In Iowa. July 1 South Carolina will have a new liquor law. It will provide that liquor can be had only at state dispensaries in charge of state officials, and in sealed packages from half a pint to five gallons, which must not be opened on the premises where sold. The office of dispenser calls for a total abstainer, and the state dispenser gets §1,800. The purity of all liquors will be passed upon by a chemist of South Carolina college. Profits go one-half to the county treasury, and one-half to the municipal corporation where the dispensary is located. The Fort Dodge Messenger republishes an interview in which GovernorTill- man explains the law: "The new dispensary law goes into effect July 1. After that date there will not be a licensed saloon in the whole state of South Carolina. The wines, whiskey, beer, and in fact all beverages containing alcohol, will be sold in state dispensaries by salaried and bonded officials. Every ounce of alcoholic liquors sold within the state will be purchased by the state commissioner, and no liquor of any kind can bo shipped into the state by any common carrier, except the package bears a certificate signed by the state commissioner. These packages will be distributed to local dispensaries, one or more of which may be located in any one town where a petition for its establishment is signed by a majority of the freehold voters. Drug stores are prohibited from selling any spirits, except alcohol, which must be purchased from the state. The new law will make a wonderful change in the state, and I think it will finally be universally adopted as a solution of the liquor problem, For 40 years it has been in successful operation in Norway. There are six prohibition counties in South Carolina, where there will be no dispensaries." DRAINAGE FIRST. Tho Hoclrwoll City Advocate ~Rn- <lorsos the Action of tho ICossuth County Supervisors, The county board of supervisors of Kossuth county, at its recent session, adopted tho following resolution: Resolved, That no grades to be paid for by tho county, shall bo commenced until the sloughs have been thoroughly drained and all surface water run off. This is working along tho right line. In tho Hat counties of northwest Iowa too many grades have boon built through ponds only to be soaked full of water and rendered unstable and utterly unfit for the purpose for which they were designed. If the county boards will spend the most of their road money for ditches for a few years, the rest of tho good roads problem will be easy, as compared with the present situation. lias a Cinch on This One. A territorial editor says in his paper: Yesterday we were again married. It will bo remembered that both of our former wives eloped with the foreman of the office. To avoid any further inconvenience of any kind we havo thin time married a lady who is herself u compositor, and she will sot tho type whiles wo rustle for ads and subscriptions. /i who have known him as a man of strict integrity, the supporter of all that has been for the upbuilding of the community, the possessor of strong religious convictions, and the father of a family who have ranked among the first. ' Mr. Langdon was a member of the Congregational church, and an ardent supporter of that organization, and one of his last requests was that Rev. Davidson should administer the sacrament to him at home Sunday after the services at the church, which he was unable to attend. In his death Algona loses an estimable citizen, and the sympathy of all goes out to the widow and children in their hour of bereavement. CARD OP THANKS. Mrs. Langdon and children desire to thank all their kind friends for the services rendered to them and theirs during Mr. Langdon's illness and death. Dr. S. G. A. Read. Dr. Read, whose health has been failing for several years and who was taken to Independence a few weeks ago but returned, suffered a paralytic stroke last Friday morning. Dr. Morse was called at once and did what could be done to stimulate his failing energies. Dr. Read has been one of the best known of our early professional men, and has been seriously afflicted in his later years. Death came yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and arrangements for the funeral will be perfected this evening. II. A. Sessions. The illness of Mr. Sessions, which has been noted before, ended in death last night about 11 o'clock. There had been no hope of his recovery from the time of his return from Wisconsin, and the disease was progressively fatal. Mr, Sessions suffered from an enlargement of the heart. Deceased was about 42 years old, and leaves a wife and one child. The funeral will be from the residence on Friday at 2 o'clock. Prank. Parlcer. A sad death occurred ut the home of Chas. Parker, in the early morning today, his son Frank, about 20 years of age, dying of rheumatism of the heart. But few knew of his illness, and tho announcement of death comes suddenly. It was known, however, for some days that he could not recover, so the result was not unexpected by his friends. It is decided to hold the funeral Friday, at 10 o'clock, at the Methodist church. palms," and that Mr. Villard sat iti the center of a set of tables arranged in crescent shape, with Mr. Cleveland on his right." We know what Mr. Cleveland said on this auspicious occasion, and by an en'sy act of imagination we hear the host as he rises to propose the health of the guest of honor: fl Sere's to our great leader, hoping that his intimate friends may be able to keep their faces straight as'guided by the light of true democracy* we go forth from this place to rescue the common people from the grasp of the plutocracy." Unless the American people have entirely lost the sense of humor, there is a limit to this masquerade. If the present leaders of the democracy, taking what they are and what they inherit into account, can secure popular recognition as apostles, martyrs, saints and saviors of society, it is evident that history owes the democratic party of the United States an apology, BANK HERESY. Bro. Ilyan Gets It In thej,Neck from Webster Clty-The Graphic-Herald Is After Him. In view of the unwavering support THE UPPER DES MOINES has given Bro. Ryan, in his efforts to properly regulate the patronage, it is with pain that we republish this attack from Webster City. Added to the Fort Dodge defection it promises to down our champion, and we regret to say stop the pilgrimage to Algona, and the consequent patronage of our hotels. The Graphic-Herald says: The mistake from a party standpoint of putting upon the ticket as a candidate for congress any man who is willing to run because there is no hope of electing, is again being made manifest. Mr. Ryan was placed upon the ticket simply because he was the only man who " wanted to run." Although his name on the ticket was a merely formal matter, yet this so expanded his ideasof his importance and standing that he at once assumed the delicate and important duty of selecting or determining Dolllvcr on Democracy, In closing his article in the New York Independent Congressman Dolliver gave a humorous description of the democratic party posing as the foe of the eastern monopolist and friend of the laboring classes: The most interesting programme in the annuls of recent politics is the coming raid of the democratic party on the money power. Already the friends of the people from tho east and from the west have met in a preliminary rendezvous. The western contingent is in charge of the brilliant young millionaire who managed the Chicago branch of the democratic national committee, Representative Cable, and with him the accomplished railway magnet of Wisconsin, chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee, Senator Mitchell. The eastern and western wings of the great popular uprising unite around tho frugal board of Mr. Henry Villard, Thirty-seventh street and Fifth avenue. One by one the enemies of monopoly arrive—Mr. Whitney, Mr. Lament, Senator Brice ' Mr. Dickinson, Governor Flower, the struggling importing merchants of New York and others whose names will come to the surface as the democratic party matures its plan of operation against the capitalistic classes. "The banquet," says the New York Herald of Nov. 18, " was private." Mr Villard "had given orders, he announced, that uo Now York newspaper must publish anything about tho dinner on pain of his displeasure." Wo only know that "the hall in which the dinner was served was decorated with who should and should not be appointed to a postofflce and his authority he evidently thought was supreme throughout the entire district. Now there are a good many valid objections to this assumption of authority by Mr. Ryan. His acquaintance in the district is entirely too limited to make him competent to decide as to the fitness of applicants, nor can he be acquainted with the wishes of the people in each locality who are to be served. Mr. Ryan's acquaintance is confined to but two of the fourteen counties, and his residence is in the most remote corner of the district. Then again Mr. Ryan is neither broad enough nor strong enough in political experience to carry this burden or to discharge in a competent way so important a public trust. There are several thousand democrats in this district either one of whom is better qualified to do this than he. More than this, when was Mr. Ryan elected or chosen by the democrats to decide who should and who should not be appointed to an office? Long before the inauguration of President Cleveland, Mr. Ryan gave applicants plainly to understand that all that was needed to get an office anywhere in the district was simjDly his (Ryan's) signature. When written to by anyone, theanswer came back, "come and see me." Why did he want to be seen? Why not put what he had to say on paper in a letter to the man who had written him? Was- he so important as to warrant a general S ilgrimage to Algona? But seriously, ow did he know before the postmaster general had even been named that this official would, when appointed, make Mr. Ryan the almoner of the patronage for this district? However this is only another illustration of the ludicrous and evil effects of the spoils theory and the system of machine politics when put into pratical effect, and again demonstrates the need of civil service reform. It is such methods in the republican party that have brought it into disrepute, and it was President Cleveland's hostility to such methods that has made him so strong with the masses. There is a small element in the democratic party that would adopt that method, now that our party is in power. This small party was clamorous and made itself prominent all over the state as soon ps the national victory had been won. They are rapidly subsiding, realizing that perhaps after all they are no bigger than the rest of us. Tho Graphic-Herald will speak in no uncertain sound on this. Civil service reform is here to stay. Cleveland has committed our party to it and nine- tonths of the people are in favor of it. It can not be promoted by, nor can we have an honest and efficient public service under machine methods. That there are men in our party whose selfishness and self importance prevents them from seeing this, shows the necessity for a little house-cleaning and this the sturdy democrats will surely do. LEDYABD'S NEW OHUEOH, Tho Bancroft llesjlstor Tolls of the Methodist Dedication—A Handsome Building. The new Methodist Episcopal church at Ledyard was dedicated last Sunday, April 80, by Rev. Wm. Whitfield of Clear Lake. Rev. J. W. Carver, tho present pastor, A. G. Ward and A. W. Luce, former pastors, were present and took part in the services. Tho church is a neat structure 82x50 feet, is seated with fine hardwood pews and heated with a furnace, and cost complete about $2,500. Of that amount about §500 remained to be provided for on dedication day and although the people had nearly all contributed already as much as they thought they could, some who had already given the heaviest set a good example by again subscribing a good sum, others caught tho spirit and soon pledges were secured sufficient to meet tho demand and tho beautiful little church was dedicated practically free of debt. Nine persons were received into the church by certificate and one on probation and pastor and people are greatly encouraged. WM. SoHEiip has started a repair shop back of McGregor's furniture store, and will do repairin of $1 $85 .44t4 of furniture and do

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