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~ }, . , J V >' •ME OTPEK DEB MOPEESt ALQOKA, IOWA, i*V V 4 J , £- <• >*, -* V "* • "" r JULY 6. 1893. Terms to Subscribers: due Copy, one year Jl.BO Onecopy.six months 75 One eopyi three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpoetal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JULY B, 1898. Tlffi SITUATION. President Cleveland has issued a sud* den call for congress to meet in extra session Aug. 7. It seems to be urii- ' versally conceded that he has acted Wisely and that the times demand something immediate. The repeal of the Sherman law for the purchase of silver bullion will probably be the result, although there is as yet no assurance that congress favors it. This in itself will not be bad, for the Sherman law was one of'those compromises which servo only temporary ends. It made a market for stiver bullion without strengthening silver as money. But repealing this law is merely throwing a tub to the whale. The efi'ectmay be and probably will be to stop senseless panic for the timo being. As President Harrison says it may "tend to restore public confidence if only by working upon the imagination of the public." But it is perfectly apparent that the president is correct also when he says that a great deal more blame is laid at the door of this law than it deserves. If the Sherman law were wholly bad, and the government were buying $50,000,000 of silver bullion a year and throwing it into the Mississippi river, it would not account for any serious disturbance in financial affairs. The idea that any such expenditure for silver cuts any great figure is absurd. A great many other things have brought about existing conditions, and not least of these is the fact that after four years of general prosperity, a party promising radical changes in financial policy won a sweeping victory at the polls. The people are holding their money to see what these radical changes are to be. They will continue to hold it until the tariff and money policy of this administration is finally announced. When congress meets next month the general cry will be to repeal the Sherman law, as though that would settle the money, question and restore public confidence. As a matter of fact taken by itself repeal of this law will complicate matters. It will leave us with a single gold standard, it will put silver bullion so low that any effort to remonetize will be attended with greater difficulty than ever, it will pave the way for state bank monev. Very few pretend to believe that the United States can afford to rely' on gold alone. Horr in his debate with Senator Stewart, while opposing free coinage of silver, admitted at the outset that gold did not furnish a sufficient basis of credit. The conservative economists oppose gold monometallism, and no political party will over survive a national election which advocates it. But if the United States follows India in dropping silver entirely its bullion value will go so low that it will be next toira- possiblo to reinstate it. The farther it gets away from gold, the more unlikely is any inter-national agreement to make it again money, that is a standard of value. And if silver drops out as money, the only proposed resort is state bank issue. This is what the southern states favor, and it seems likely that President Cleveland and his advisers have this in view as a solution of the situation. If this should prove true, who believes that any action of this session of congress will establish confidence and put business back on a firm basis? If the problematical ex^ periment of wildcat money is to be tried again, who believes that at this session or next or in a series of years money will again flow freely, investment be made readily, and the tide of improvement of the past four years continue? The present panic is essentially without reason. The proposed policies of the democratic platform would explain a reasonable degree of caution and stagnation in business. But in spite of them the country is prosperous, its resources are us great as ever, its credit abroad is good, its money is as sound as it ever was. The coming session of congress can show not only patriotism, but commendable statesmanship, by keeping cool heads, and taking no hurried stops. Repealing the present silver law is no solution of the money question, and if it is repealed for a single gold money or to make room for State banks, it will prove as disastrous a piece of legislation as was ever hurried through a legislative body. Bo- fore congress acts it would be well to know what President Cleveland's plans are and what his administration proposes to do during the next four years. sections. In Chicago the Tribune says Gov. Altgeld has apparently not a drop of American blood in his veins, the Inter-Ocean and Journal are very severe, while the Herald and the Times criticize his attack on the court. The unanimity of opinion between republican and democratic papers is noticeable. In Iowa the Leader, Sioux City Tribune, Clinton Age, and other democratic papers are very outspoken, in their criticisms. The anarchists were fairly tried by public opinion, as the full and complete evidence was published each day by the papers, while their case was in court. When the sentence was pronounced it was with the approval of nine-tenths of the reading peopleof the United States. There has never been any reversal of sentiment, and Gov. Altgeld is getting evidence of it every day. Only one class approve his act and they are fitly represented by Herr Most in his editorial comment: " Unfurl your blood red banners, comrades, the world ovor, and lot us celebrate this feast of Jubilation, for wo have received powerful reinforcements to our army. Fight, and victory shall be ours. Tho anarchists who were hanged on the llth of November 1887, wero murdered." After proposing that Judge Gary and Inspector Bonfield be tried for murder, ho concludes: "Womusthavo a reckoning with this bloocl-sucldng crowd, but, comrades, let us bo prepared tlio next time they attack us and give them a heartier welcome than that accorded Boufleld and his force in 1880." personal Inclination as well as the advice of some of the leading democrats of the state, it was declined, a groat opportunity for obtaining the ear of the administration was put aside. It is easy to understand that, with a cabinet officer to speak for it, the Iowa democracy would have been in a position to make its wants known, and to have had a reasonable amount of them supplied. But the desire for new conquests took pre* cedence over the desire to reap the fruits of victory already won, and so Iowa democrats ought not to blame any but themselves severely for the conditions that have brought the present situation." SHAM REFORM. The Nevada Representative gives a sample case of • what is called pension reform: " A special pension examiner was in town yesterday looking into the pension case of Mons Thompson. Mr. T. was sent to the insane asylum^from this county about nine years ago and is now an inmate thereof and a perfect imbecile. In the meantime his wife was appointed guardian and secured for him a $12 pension, with the aid of which she has managed to get along and support the children at Story City, the county pay- Ing for the care of Mr. T. at the asylum. Tho new administration of the pensio'n office is not satisfied with this situation, and has sent out its special representative to see to it that Mr. Thompson gets that money himself. There has been a good deal said in democratic and mugwump papers about pension frauds, and it is really quite gratifying thus to find out in particular instances what it is that the democrats are complaining of. The business-like, economical, and patriotic democratic administration of the pension bureau is thus most beautifully illustrated." This is just as we have expected. Pension reform means shutting out the needy on technicalities, while men like Secretary Gresham and Gen. Black go on drawing their big monthly allowances. If the pension system is ever reformed it will bo by taking awav the pensions of the well-to-do who have no need of the money, and giving them to those who are poor and dependent. Pension reform as talked today is a humbug and will be as long as men like Gresham and the rest of the reformers are getting the lion's share of the money. The Whittemore Champion opens the political ball as follows: "If the county wants HJJ business man for representative there is no better man to select than J. M. Farley of this place. For a thorough, practical knowledge of all the features of the business world, and the successful mastery of them we do not know of his equal. Ho is a man of the broadest ideas, fully qualified by observation and experience to handle the complex questions of the state in a manner conducive to the best results obtainable. If Mr. Farley should get the nomination of his party he would no doubt be elected, as the west side of the county would support him without regard to party, and he has a wide acquaintance in other parts of the county, which would figure in every case to his advantage. Nominate Farley." Judge Carr delivered an original poem at the Masonic meeting at Emmetsburg. Ever since Blackstono's day lawyers have been poets. In Judge Carr's case we have a good lawyer and a-good poet. Ignatius Donnelly said last week to a Blue Earth Post man: "Tho democrats obtained power under the pretense that the cause of all the public woes was the McKinley bill, and now their intelligent leaders are afraid to call congress together and repeal the McKinley bill. If they had been in earnest they would have summoned an extra session for the 4th of March, last, instead of letting the people be plundered for six months longer. But the McKinley bill is but a small part of the nation'stroubles." Henry Watterson is mad at President Cleveland again. He says: "A man as incapable of receiving impression as of returning warmth, and sensible of criticism only to the point of resenting it, the president sits in the white house like a wooden imago, made to be worshipped, not to be loved." The irate Henry continues! "A near and old friend of his said to me not long ago: ' Of all the arid natures I ever encountered, ho is the most arid. He sympathizes with nobody, and in the most serious affairs trusts wholly and solely to fortune or caprice.' " cites a large number of authorities in support of his contentions With the Russian secretary. The other article is contributed by Joseph Jacobs, in behalf of the Russo- JeWish committee in London; it is entitled The Official Defense of Russian Persecution, and is confined to the special consideration of the attitude of the Russian government toward the Jews of the empire. The discomforts of heat, dust and humidity are forgotten in reading the July number of Romance. A special oriental number, it opens with a striking legend of the east by Harry Willard French, and contains interesting excerpts from Hindoo. Persian, and Japanese literature, one 1 of them amusingly rendered into English by a native Japanese; one of Rudyard Kipling's oddest tales; a thrilling incident of the Sepoy mutiny; and a stirring.original account of a Kangaroo hunt in Australia by W. Thompson. In vivid contrast to these are a Fourth of July story by Harriet Prescott Spofford; a quaintcharacter study in her best style by Mary E. Wilkins; a weird ghost story by Guy de Maupassant; a capital tennis story by R. I. Cowen; several beautiful French love stories; and strong, original American sketches by James Harvey Smith and Arthur James Pegler. This magazine is issued by Ro mance Publishing Co., Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York; 25 cents a number, S2.DO a year. Gov. Altgeld's proclamation on the herd pony race should be framed. Likewise Gov. Boies' letter to the sheriffs. Al. Adams has just written up his report of the editorial meeting at LeMars, but it is good enough to wait for. One item slightly modified is as follows: "Lafe Young of the Des Moinos Capital, who had come all the way from Chicago to fill the place of D. N. Richardson, made one of his characteristic speeches on the proper sphere of the newspaper. Lafe always makes a good speech and says something at the same time. Wo don't blame TUB UPPER DES MOIXES for endorsing him so strongly for governor. If we were a republican we should be for Lafe hot and a doubt.' heavy, without Gov. Altgelfl's size may be estimated by his answer when asked what reply he had to the criticisms on his course: " Let them pitch in and give me the devil if they, want to. They could not cut through my hide in three weeks with an ax." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Goldfield has a new tile factory. The John Devine place in the south end of the county is for sale. Judge Carr has enjoined G. Reiben from beer selling in West Bend. A hen's egg in Livermore measures eight by six and three quarter inches. G. W. Cady, familiarly known as "Pat," played with the Spencer band yesterday. Fort Dodge Messenger: J. J. Ryan came down from Algona last week to get a glimpse of the cow boys. A young man up at Armstrong was arrested last week for pulling up two acres of his neighbor's corn. He was adjudged insane. Capt. Bell, late "Sleeping Angel Bell, 1 ' is one of the disappointed at Washington. He has gone west again, stopping at Webster City. Riley, who was set upon by the horse traders in Winnebago county, is better. The five assailants pay him $100 each, and he drops the matter. Spencer .News: Algona's Comrner- membership They are on ALWAYS A GOOD THEME, This Mattel- of Good Roads—it Makes Acceptable Beading 1 , Even in July Weather. Something About the Excellent Highways of New Jersey, and Mow They Became So. cial exchange now has a of 70 of her best citizens. the lookout for all things helpful to the In his most excellent address at Emmetsburg Senator Funk said: "Every intelligent citizen should be a politician in the broadest sense of the term. I am aware that there are people who plume themselves upon the fact that' they take no interest in politics.' It is no more inconsistent for a man to profess to be a good Christian and take no interest in religion, than to assume to be a good citizen and take no interest in politics. Suffrage is a royal prerogative. The man who approaches the polls without a fair understanding as to the issues involved in the election prostitutes a noble office. If he cannot give an intelligent reason for voting this or that ticket ho should consider himself disqualified for the discharge of the duties of an elector." The Spencer Wilson's style. News don't like Farmer It says: "We are unable The Carroll Herald asks: " Is it the robber tariff that causes stringent times? Then why don't we hear more about having the robber tqriff abolished?" Sam Clark snys: " Paradoxical as it may seem if the railroads would make their fares smaller their revenues would be larger, and both the railroads and the world's fair would bo gainers by such action." Tho following item from Florida from a letter from Miss Edith Prouty of Humboldt, who is with the state university scientific expedition to the Bahama Islands, should bo comforting at this season. We clip from the Republican: " It is hero that wo suffered the only positive hardship of the voyoge up to date. We entered the bay about noon and were followed by a heavy rain squall, which brought a hoard of hungry mosquitoes upon us—not ordinary American mosquitoes—but little black Cuban pests, so tough they have to be niashed between two bricks in order to kill them." Question has been raised whether Gov. Altgeld is a naturalized citizen. Ho lias never taken out papers, and was a chunk of a boy when his father became a citizen. It is said that ho is more than half an anarchist in belief. to understand why so many sensible editors continue the Wilson farm department. It is getting to be about as much of a ' chestnut' as ' Our Washington Letter,' once universal, now as widely discarded. In the W. F. D. there has scarce been a real new thing since the first year." Sam Clark says with truth and vigor: To throw around the anarchists who committed the Haymarket murders the elaborate plea Altgeld makes for them by attacking on every line the integrity and legality of the court and the trial is in every way a greater public harm, a more sinister attack upon American government, a more reprehensible form of bolstering up anarchy and the anarchists than if lie had made the open defense of those murderers and their cause, which it is in his head and heart to do. It was said during his campaign for governor that Altgold was an anarchist and he has proven that the statement is true. Every Hue ho wrote in the argument of his pardon is an attack upon the American people, their laws and their government. Lafe Young: The Capital asserted last summer that the laboring man who voted the democratic ticket, voted to throw himself out of employment. The facts seem to illustrate the truth of the matter. Bro. Gory, late of the Spencer News, is editor of the daily Public Opinion iu South Dakota. His town has a curiosity in the way of a name. The man hails as H. J. Jacobsbegan. FA.ItnONING THJS ANARCHISTS. In another column we reprint the comment of the leading New York dallies of all political parties on the pardon of the Chicago anarchists by Gov. Altgeld. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil has condensed the editqrial expressions of leading P a ,^i's ijrom all ; Gov. Boies is far from as popular with democrats as is generally supposed. Hero is an open attack from Henry C. Shaver: "Gov. Boies, who could do more than all others to help Iowa to a few good places by virtue of the position in which the democratic party has placed him, has chosen the plan of not openly aiding anybody. It should be remembered that Mr./ Cleveland was thoughtful enough of the claims of Iowa democracy to make a teu'dor of a cabinet place to the state's most distinguished citizen, and when, following the bent of viing th \ THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The July number of St. Nicholas comes into view flying at the foro the patriotic little poem, The Ship's Colors, by Helen Gray Cone, with a frontispiece by W. H. Drake. Likewise seasonable is an affecting and powerful story by Harold Frederic, entitled Tho Eve of of the Fourth, a remembrance of a war-time boyhood and a war-time love story. While the young readers will be moved by the story itself older readers will be disposed to see between the Hues dim visions of tho troublous past. The chief feature of the Century for July, and one of interest in connection with the ex-tradition treaty with Russia, is a continuation of the discussion of the internal affairs of the czar's empire. This consists of two rejoinders to the paper contributed to tho February Century by tho secretary of the Russian legation at Washington, Mr. Pierre Botkine, entitled A Voice for Russia. Of these articles one is by George Kennan under the title of A Voice for the People of Russia, iu which the writer takes issue with Mr. Botkiuo's ruaiu propositions »u4 town. Wesley Reporter: W. J. Quick, recently a typo on the Algona papers, is in town manipulating rock for the foundation of Mr.' Kunz' new residence. Mr. Quick has taken the change for the benefit of his health. Emmetsburg Democrat: We had a pleasant call from Dr. McCoy of Algona, Saturday. He and his daughters were attending'the Masonic doings The Fairwill creamery has been patronizing the Algona tub factory. Elmore Post: Andy Dunlap of Ledyard was up Monday and said that he did not intend to put up any hay this summer, as laud owners held their price for hay privileges too high, ranging from §400 to $500 per section. The Fort Dodge militia boys have unanimously voted to put a new and complete gymnasium in thenewarmory. The apparatus and lockers will cost $450, and when in position will furnish as good gymnasium facilities as can be found in the state. The old lady, who was run over by the Milwaukee passenger train at Mason City last week, died of her injuries. She wanted to get off at the Junction but made a mistake and left at the railroad crossing while the train was moving. One leg was cut off. Spencer Reporter: Zimri Barrett of Wesley, Iowa, has lately purchased an interest in the College addition to Spencer. This is perhaps the finest addition to the town. The property is selling at a low price in .comparison to its value, and by men of moderate means who desire to own their homes, it is looked upon with much favor. Frank Tellier was chosen secretary of the district Y. P. S. C. E. at Humboldt last week. About 120 delegates were present, and the two days' session were pleasant ones. Fort Dodge was chosen as the next place of meeting. Officers were elected as follows: President, Milford H. Lyons of Iowa Falls; vice president, Harley Core of Fort Dodge. Liverraore Gazette: Miss Rank of Algona, who taught music here some years ago, was in town this week the guest of Mrs. Bergen. Miss Rank had noticed our scarcity of music teachers just at present, and our prospect of a still greater famine in that line in the near future, and proposes to come to the rescue by getting up a class here herself. Musical topics always take the lead at Livermore, Fort Dodge Messenger: Congressman J. P. Dolliver has agreed to give a talk to the Upper Des Moines Editorial association at the Spirit Lake meeting, Mr. Dolliver, in common with other public men, gets a vast amount of more or less valuable counsel from the press. The yalue of it to him is unquestionably impaired by the fact that to use one half of it he must disregard the other half, but we have no doubt that he will The dry summer season is not the best for interest in good roads in Kossuth, but a great many an- discussing what is being done or can ho done, and to those a few facts about roads will come'in well at any time. *New Jersey leads among the states in expensive roads. It lies adjoining the big cities and is one large market garden. Anyone who has ever ridden through on the cars knows how beautifully it is improved and how much of a garden it is. The farms there are devoted to dairying, and the production of fruits, vegetables, etc., for the city market, and the need of absolutely reliable roads is paramount. But unfortunately New Jersey mud is not peculiarly fitted for good roads, any more than New Jersey mosquitoes add to its attractions as a summer resort, and the leading counties of tfhe state have made telford or stone roads, at enormous expense. The example is not one for immediate adoption in Iowa, because we are not so helpless in bad seasons yet as the market gardeners are there. But it is not time lost to consider what tho best roads cost and whether the expense is justified. In the last issue of Good Roads, Hon. Edward Burroughs, president of the state board of agriculture, and others tell of the state law and its results. A MODEL ROAD LAW. The scheme of the law adopted in 1891 is to make the cost of roads fall on the adjacent property owners, tho county, and the state. It provides: That whenever there shall be presented to the board of chosen freeholders of any county a petition signed by the owners of at least two-thirds of the lands and real estate fronting or bordering on any public road or section of road in such county, not being less than one mile in length, praying the board to cause such road or section to be im- ayail himself of the opportunity to reciprocate to favors. some extent these past Emmetsburg Conservative: W. T. Cunningham of Algona was arrested at tho instance of Charles McCormick this morning on charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, and taken before 'Squire Hefly, where ho pleaded guilty to the charge. Mr. McCormick advanced him $2 on his check on the First National bank of Algona, where he represented to have funds lying iu do- posit. Tho check was returned with the statement that Cunningham never had_any money in the bank. At the justice's court Cunningham confessed that ho was penniless, but that his wife has money, and that he was out on the road on a "toot." After hearing his story Mr. McCormick consented to drop proceedings on payment of the borrowed money and costs, and the culprit telegraphed to his wife for funds. Cunningham runs a dye house at Algona. proved under this act, and setting forth that they are willing that the peculiar benefits conferred on the lands fronting or bordering on said roads or section shall be assessed , thereon, in proportion to the benefits conferred, to an amount not exceeding 10 per centum of the entire cost of the improvement, it shall be the duty of the board to cause such improvement to be made. That one-third of the cost of all roads constructed in this state under this act shall be paid for out of the state treasury, provided that the amount so paid shall not in any one year exceed the sum of §75,000. TELFORD ROADS. Union county is the one which has, under this law and the previous law done tho chief road work. It hns issued bonds for §300,000 and raised by direct tax §25,000 a year for the past two years. The total expended has been §313,934 or §8,756.64 a mile. The process of construction is not of special interest, but consists of putting on a prepared bed a layer of wedge like stones about eight inches high. Another layer of the same stones inverted is put on, and a five ton roller used to wedge them into a solid mass. Essex county is 12 miles square, and contains the city of Newark. It has expended $1,000,000 in constructing these telford roads, being the pioneer in good road making in the United States. PROFITS OF EXPENSIVE ROADS. The question of interest after reading of such extravagant expenditure is does it pay? This is the question the New Jersey writers devote their time to answering. Chas. C. McBride writing for Union county says: In 1887, two years before the roads were built, the county tax-rate, not including school township, or any other tax, was .60. In 1892, three years after the expenditure of §350,000 for roads, it was .59. The total valuation of property on ^^ assessoi ' s> books increased from §27,946,000 in 1889, the year the roads were commenced, to $31,769,470 in 1892 two years after they were finished; an increase of nearly $4,000,000. The fact of the matter is simply this. The rural property in Union county was not, prior to 1888, on the market at all. It was held, of course, at nominal value, but there were no purchasers. The roads, before being improved, wore so bad at times that grand juries brought presentments and found indictments against the road authorities on the very thoroughfares now so famous, and the property all along them was simply inaccessible at certain seasons of the year. The moment the roads were completed every foot of this property came into market, and prices went up with marvelous rapidity, but not to such an extent as to create fictitious values. And Mr. Burroughs says: One of our counties has issued §450,000 of four per cent, bonds, and put down about 60 miles of stone roads averaging 16 feet these roads were beneficial. They increased the value of real estate^ they" are worth their cost in the satisfaction which people take in riding and dfiv* ing over them; they are worth all they* cost in the saving of harness, of wag j ons, and of horse flesh. They had paid for themselves over and over again; urged another, in the taxable property they had already brought into the 1 county. "They have done more for" us,"reiterated the president, "than we ever said they would floi" STANDS WELL ABEOAD, The Algona Normal School Is Highly 1'ralsed by Neigh boring Papers—its Merit Recognized. From exchanges of the past week we clip a few notices of the normal school. The Eagle Grove Gazette says: We have received a catalogue of the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school of Algona—thirty-five pages of information regarding the school in general and each separate' department in particular. This school is working its way well up to the front of the great army of educational concerns now available, and has earned for itself the reputation for hiring competent teachers. Tho catalogue presents a practical, common sense course of study—or several of them, rather—which we have not space to recount here. The Emmetsburg Democrat says: Wo are in receipt of a copy of the catalogue just issued by the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school of Algona. This institution has had quite a flourishing patronage during the past year, and its popularity is rapidly increasing. The principal, Frank M. Chnffee, is especially qualified for the responsible position he occupies, and is building up a good normal and commercial school. Al. Adams says: The advertisement of the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school of Algona appears in this issue of tho Independent. The school is all that is claimed for it, and our young people who have already patronized it are loud in its praise. The Bancroft Register says: The catalogue of the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school of Al^ona sets forth the advantages of that institution in a truthful, unpretentious manner, and those in this part of the state wishing to complete tho common branches of studies, and especially those desiring to further fit themselves as teachers, have the advantage of a good school close to home, and should take advantage of the opportunity. _ The LuVerne News says: The school is doing an excellent work and merits the constantly increasing patronage it nas enjoyed. Any who contemplate attending college next year will do well mu ve , s i' 8 ' ate tlle merits of this school. The West Bend Tribune says Philip Dorweilerard wife went to Chicago Tuesday evening to look over the big fair. They will be gone about a week. ALG01TIANS AT EMMETSBURG. CouipJlmoiita for the Pni-tlcIpniUB In St. John's Bay Celebration. In reporting the Masonic doings at Emmetsburg last week the Conservative says: In response to the mayor's address J. R. Jones of Algona was pressed into the programme, the regular appointee not being present. But Mr. Jones, though with hardly an hour's notice, proved himself equal to the occasion and responded in a vein that left no doubt of the appreciation by the strangers of the hospitable hands extended to them. Mr. Jones touched on his first visit to Emmetsburg, over twenty years ago, when the city was in an etnbyotic state of inception and located on its old site near the river- ho drew a parallel of its rapid growth and that of its sister towns; related reminiscences of early days, and expressed his personal pleasure in the reunion on the occasion. A vocal solo by Miss Jo 4 sephme McCoy of Algona was received b.y. a l? n & and enthusiastic applause. Miss McCoy has a powerful and well cultivated voice of a merit that was quickly discovered by all who heard her. She was followed by Miss Kate bmith with a fine violin solo. The Reporter says: J. R. Jones ttf Algona was unexpectedly called upon to respond to the mayor's address, and did it so happily that people wondered what he would do had he been prepared. Rev. Sanderson's address was very pleasantly responded to by F M Taylor of Algona, who spoke extempore, accepting, in very appropriate language, in behalf of the visitors, the cordial welcome that had been extended by the citizens and fraternity of Em- motcVllll.rr T_TJ~ l J .*-Jm metsburg. His remarks and well received. wore spicy THE OHIOAGO ANABOHISTg. New York Post, Rep.: Governor Alt- fr^=^S^»i? vortlot asjde in width, and although they pay the taxes to meet the interest on these bonds, their tax rate is now lower than it was before the roads were built. FARMERS FOR THESE ROADS. Mr. McBride says: In order to get the views of tho farmers themselves I attended their recent annual meeting, house at the „ -, t , document reads almost archist govonior hims elf wore an an- Now York World, Dem.: The governor's action is not accepted noi regarded as mercy. It makes mtw-tyrs of the men who paid the penalty of their revolting crime on ^i^fe^wpoPP* hereafter the de- to me- New York Sun, Dom. : Governor geld thinks ir.OOO words will be justify him to the law-abiding of It was held in the court PARTIES desiring to lease section 2606, 80, for the grass this year please address C. L. Culver, " ' "' ~ "" county seat, and was attended by farmers from nearly all the townships in the county. The questions wero put before them fairly: What effects have the now roads had, and o : f what advantage are they? The president of the board referred at once to a farm of 100 acres for which there was no sale before the^ roads we're built, but now it is held at §20,000. The ex-president, a venerable man who has been farming in Union countv all his life, said that without a doubt the roads had "far exceeded all expectation in point of increasing the proper ty valuations throughout the county " One remarked that the advertising alone was worth the cost of the roads because it brought so much new taxa- H?^L°l ) l l ' t .L i " to J. h . Q - COunt yy Another —.„ -'or Governor Alteeld to cnma T™. never received a mo^TdeadlJ^blow U « tey SS^^SSffiS * M ™ we MC.NPY

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