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OTPM* DES MOINESi ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1893. ' '.....,... ,!-.-.» ..-. -,-.. ,^:..t.~.^.-..a;-^--..~;.:.rc.:^:CTaaja=^Jig-~^^ Twenty-Eighth Year. BY 1KOHAM & WARREN. Terms to Subscribers: One Copy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at our risk. Kates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1893. Repnliiican State Convention. To the republican electors of Iowa: A delegate convention of the republicans of Iowa win be held at the city of Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 10,1803, at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for each of the following offices, viz: Governor. Lleutenant-Governor. Judge of the Supreme Court. Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kallroad Commissioner. And for tha transaction of any other business which may properly come before said convention. All republicans arc cordially invited to assist In tne selection of delegates to this convention. The ratio of representation for the several counties will be as follows: One vote for each county and one additional vote for every 800 votes, or fraction of 100 votes or over, cast for Benjamin Harrison for president at tho general election held November 8, 1802. Kossuth county Is entitled to 10 delegates. JAMBS E. ItljYTHB, dim. Rep. State Central Com. Uctmlillfliui County Convention. To tho republicans of Kossuth county: A delegate convention of the republicans of Kossuth county will be held at the Call Opera house in Algona, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 18G3, at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of trlct, state convention to bo hold at Dus Moines, Wednesday, Aug. 10, ISO!!, and for tho transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation for the several precincts will be as follows: One vote for each precinct and one additional vote for every 25 votes or major fraction of 80 votes cast for Benjamin Harrl. son for president at thb general election, held Nov. 8, 1«!)2. Tho representation to which tho several pre clncts will be entitled In the said convention will bo as follows: Township. Committeemen. Algona— First Ward Second Ward... Third Ward Fourth Ward Burt Buffalo Cresco —. Fontou Greenwood German Garfleld... Hebron Harrison Irvington X,otts Creek LuVerna Ledyard Lincoln 1 Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Biverdale Seneca Swea Sherman., Sprlngileld union Wesley Whltteinoro No. votes E. Tellier C. M. Doxseo.. E.B.Butler.... F. M. Taylor... Frank Allen... K. Welter O. A. Potter.... M. Welsbrod.. S. Mayne J. Shaeffor Ed. Halnes W. Goodrich.. J.' Beiifc.3 trorn.. C.' B. Hutchlns N. Taylor I.Harrison .... John Beckman Frank Pierce.. M. J. Mann— F.Benschoter.. J. Longbottom B. F. Smith.... A. Fisher VV. W.Alcorn.. C. A. Erlckson. Henry Curran.. S. Schneider... Wm. Dodds Z. S. Barrett... Geo. E. Boyle.. 80 81 08 07 115 :M 87 !iO 148 28 88 :)3 20 02 21 7D 87 * 77 55 10 57 20 40 00 35 SO 70 1:10 00 No, Del_. 4 4 3 5 0 *New township. Tho committee recommends that all cau cuses throughout the county be held on Fri day, Aug. 4,1803. At each caucus the republican voters will select someone of their number to act as town ship chairman for the ensuing year. S. S. SESSIONS, Chin. Rep. County Central Com. Township Primaries. Seneca—Aug. 4, at 8 p. m., at the Seneca store. W, W. Alcorn, committeemau. WHAT ails the local democracy, any way? It has been the general under 1 standing that the offices are what they are after, and now that they are begin ning to get them there is a sadness pervading their features which indicates that the wrong fellows are coming 1 to the front. Reading between the lines no other inference can be drawn from the Courier's complimentaryCi 1 ) remark anent the appointment of Mr. Skinner than that it was not intended that this should happen. Isn't Mr. Skinner one of Kossuth's representative democrats? Isn't he well qualified to perform tho responsible duties of consul at LaGuay- ra? Will he not be able to keep up the reputation of Kossuth for sending out Consuls possessed of the necessary fighting qualities? Thus far' the only commendations we have seen on the appointment have come from republican papers, while those democratic journals which ought to be saying kind things about it give evidence of having been hit by a cyclone. THE political ball opens this week with the call for the republican county convention, to be held in the Call opera house, Aug. 10. The convention will be the largest the county has ever known, thirty voting precincts being represented by ninety-eight delegates. The convention, as will be seen, is for the purpose of nominating a candidate for representative from this district in the legislature, and the selection of ten delegates to attend the state convention, to be held Aug. 16 at Des Moines. This paper urges all republican voters of the county to attend the primaries, to the end that a full and fair sentiment of the party may be had, This convention is fully as important as any that will be held in the county this year, especially in view of the fact that a .candidate for representative is to bo Selected. Questions of vital importance to tho state depend largely upon the selection of candidates who can be elected, and we trust the republicans of Kossuth will do their duty in this respect. \ THE statement is made that the pension bureau mis notified over one thousand pQUfiionerVwho are drawing pensions under the otoendent pension act of 1890 that the payment of their pensions will be suspended for sixty days, during which time tho;y\will be required to furnish, the certificate of a reputable physician, attested by two witnesses, that the pensioner is precluded from actual labor, owing to in juries, or disability Hot the result of his own vicious habits. If such certificate is furnished the pension will be continued, If the pensioner passes a satisfactory examination before the local board; otherwise he will be permanently dropped from the foils. This is but another step in the proposed "reform" which the democratic administration is making. There is doubtless need of reform in the matter of granting pensions, but the old soldier who cast his vote for Cleveland is already beginning to see that such reform would be made more nearly in conformity with justice if inaugurated by the friends rather than the enemies of the boys who wore the blue, *' SUNDAY AT THE PAIR. The local directory of the world's fair, at a meeting last week, decided to close tho grounds on Sunday hereafter. The proceeds of last Sunday's admissions were donated to the families of those firemen who lost their lives in the burning of the cold storage building. Sunday opening at the world's fair has thus far proved a dismal failure. Reading people know of the war that was waged between the Sunday closers and the fair management. They know that the controversy finally got into the courts, and that the Sabbatarians were sat down upon and the fair thrown open. The burden of the song of the Chicago press, almost without an exception, went to prove that the fail- should be opened Sunday chiefly as a matter of justice to the working people of that city, who could not spare a week day in which to visit the white city, and would consequently be deprived of an opportunity to see tho fair. . Of course this cut no figure with the legal status of the case; the fail was opened as a result of a decision rendered purely upon technical grounds. Well, the fair was opened Sundays, and how nearly correct were the newspapers is shown by the Sunday attendance, which fell a long way short o! predictions, and by no means justifie the statements made. It showed thai the clamor for Sunday opening did nol come from the working people. It proved that those of the poorer classes who were thus to be attracted to the fair on Sunday, instead of wasting theii time and money in saloons, still retain allegiance to the saloon. The fair had no attractions for them on Sunday or any other day. Those who prefer the soloon to the fair do not belong to a class who have any interest in the greates 1 show on earth. They lack the neces sary education which would enable them to appeciate the wonders of the white city, and all this talk about the fair being opened Sunday for their es pecial benefit has of course come to an end. Failing to prove their case before court composed of the people, Chicago papoi-s began insisting that the slim Sunday attendance was the result o: the high price of admission, fifty cents being more than the working people will pay, and that the Sunday price should be reduced to twenty-five cents If their judgment is no better in this case than the other, there is little rea son to believe that their theories are worthy of special consideration. The person who will not pay fifty cents to see the world's fair does not want to see it very badly. Added to the others the principal reason given by the Chicago papers why the attendance at the fair is nol larger every day is that the railroads keep their rates toohigh. In this there is something of good sense, more at least than in their arguments in favoi of Sunday opening. It is doubtless true that more people would go if railway rates were cheaper. But the real situation with reference to the fair, and Sunday opening in particular, was well summed up by a local clergyman not long since, in which he •expressed the opinion that it was the greed of Chicago and the fair management, rather than an honest sentiment, thai prompted the desperate efforts that were made to throw open the gates on the one day of the week that can be profitably employed in rest, if not in devotional exercises. We are not oi those who believe that the mere matter of viewing the sights of the fair on Sunday would be especially harmful; but the world is full of people who are not going to give up the notion that six days out of seven give ample time in which to see the sights there, and those people are not all professors ol Christianity, either. KOSSUTH WILL BE IN IT. One of tho exciting events ut the coming national Grand Army encampment at Indianapolis, in September, will be the veterans' foot race of five miles. At the last encampment an association was formed which has for its object the creation of what is known as the "homestead fund." This fund has already reached $2,000 and is being constantly added to. The plan is to give this fund so raised to tho veteran winning this race, and the secretary is to see that it is used for the building and furnishing of a house. The original plan was to build a house and present it to the winner, but this was abandoned because of )the apparent dissatisfaction that would be the result. The race is to come off Sept. 6, on the state fair grounds at Indianapolis, where the encampment will be held, on the mile track of the fair association. The rules governing the race are pecu- iar. .Veterans of 1861 are to have 300 yards the start; those of 1862 have 200 ards; those of 1863 have 100 yards, while those of 1864 are to start from ;he score. They will be started in squads at 10 a. m., and hourly thereafter, so that there will be four hours of racing and no end to the entertainment It will furnish. It is not, there- p ore a question of who gets there first, 3ut the award will be made to the veteran making the entire five miles in the quickest time. It is learned that many veterans are already grooming for the event. Kossuth county, with its usual enterprise, will have an 1861 representative in the race who is now making his five miles in an even forty minutes, and if Algona doesn't see the .erection of that house within her corporate limits, then our judgment Is badly at fault. The Sheldon Mail said that Col. Ormsby, tho Emmetsburg candidate for governor, though a man of excellent character and a clever fellow, is not available because ho is not a good stumper. To which the Carroll Herald remarks: "Col. Ormsby is rather new to Iowa politics but he is a good singer." That is wflrth something in a campaign. Iowa democrats meet in state convention at Des Moines, Aug. 23. Chairman Fullen of the democratic state central committee told the Dubuquo Telegraph that the democratic state convention Aug. 23 will renomlriate Boies for governor and that he will be the party's candidate for senator. Prof. Knoepfler will be re- nominated for state superintendent of public instruction and Judge Day will be the candidate for the supreme bench. The party will adopt the declaration of 1SS9-91 on the prohibition question. The Emmetsburg Democrat says thai "Miss Beckwith of Fredericksburg, well known to many of our readers, recently passed through this city from Calender anc is fast declining with quick consumption. Is that what happens to people who pass through Emmetsburg? The latest mentions for the governorship on the democratic ticket are of the names of John C. Bills of Davenport, and Col John H. Keatly of no where and every where TheDubuque Telegraph, a democratic papei of prominence and power, says Bills is " beaten before he is nominated," because he was the author of a bill as a state sena tor which made church and school propertj and asylums taxable. Keatly is such chestnut in democratic politics that the mention of his name in connection with of flee of any kind only provokes a derisive smile. He is one of the most mentionec and least honored democrats in Iowa, bu for all that he is a pretty good man. The Georgia editor who got off the follow ingmuit have had it bad: "The wind bloweth, the farmer soweth, the subscribe: oweth, and the Lord knoweth that we are in need of our dues. So come a runnin' ere we go a gunnin'; we're not funnin'; this thing of dnnnin' gives us the blues." Palo Alto Reporter: Old soldiers were loath to believe that a democratic victory meant any disturbance of their monthly al lowance, but the fact is now beginning to dawn upon them. Hoke Smith is sur rounding the pensioner with new difflcul ties with evei'y ruling. Carroll Herald: The saloon business isn't as good as it was in Sioux City. Ow ing to hard times the number has been greatly decreased. This is a revelation We thought that drinkers would have their budge even at tho sacrifice of tea, coffee meat, and sugar. As a rule the amount o: tobacco and budge used remains the same Hard times affect the quality and quantity of dress and food but not the " necessities' of the lord of creation, John W. Alters will be a candidate before the republican state convention for superintendent of public instruction. When he stepped out of this office six years ago the state lost a good official. If he is nomi uated the voters of Iowa are likely to pul him in again. Hunger of Anamosa describes a brother editor as a man with a Ferris wheel in his upper story. The state republican league convention is called to meet at Des Moines on Tuesday, Aug. 15, the day preceding the state convention. Kossuth is entitled to five delegates and should be represented by five young and active republicans. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Milwaukee road is now running two trains daily from Spencer to Spirit Lake. The Democrat says that Judge Carr was able to be out again Monday. He was quite a sick man for several days. The judge doubtless don't care to have any more to do with children's diseases. Last Thursday evening one of the greatest and most daring thefts ever perpetrated in Spencer was committed in O. Knudson's tailor shop. Between $300 and $400 worth of pants goods and suits were stolen from his place of business. The thieves entered from the rear window of his shop by cutting out a glass and raising a window. The Emmetsburg Reporter urges tho necessity for greater caution in the use of bicycles, and says: The bicycle is responsible for a very serious accident, in town, Monday evening. A lady, whose name is withheld, by request, was driving through the streets, her two children with her, when her horse on a run, and the carriage striking against the telegraph pole, near Me- "tarty & Linderman's office, its occupants were thrown out and the lady and one of, the children quite seriously 'njured. From this item in the Spencer News ,t seems that Prof. Reed's differences with the Sioux Falls school management have been amicably adjusted: Prof. Reed will leave the latter part of the week for Fonda, where he has nn engagement to instruct for a term of six weeks in the Pocahontas county teachers' institute, before entering up" in his duties as principal of the •Sioux Fulls high school. Forest City Summit: One of the fakes at the circus was certainly quite unique. The manipulator had a strong electric battery, the electrodes of which he would induce some sucker to grasp and the current would be turned on so strong that the victim could not let go. The "scientist" would then bleed him for 11 quarter and send him on his way wilh a more profound knowledge of electricity than he had before. Livermore Gazette: One of our kind-hearted Livermore people fed an able-bodied tramp the other day, and testifies that he ate a good square meal, mowing away the provender in a manner that indicated that there was nothing the matter with him physically, at least. The tramp returned later in the day while the family was away and stole provisions enough to last him for some time. Generosity is too often rewarded by these rascals in this manner. Speaking of the possible early return of Phil. Hanna from LaGuayra the Livermore Gazette says: Mr. Hanna's wife, whom we said had sailed for this country, will be in Chicago this week, and her mother went from this place last Wednesday night to meet her and together they will lake in the fair. Mr. Cornicle's people, by the way, would do very little crying if the above news should prove true, as they have at no time relished the idea of their daughter living so far from her old home. Fort Dodge Post: The value of kick, a genuine, hearty, old fashioned kick, not a literary or linguistic kick, but a kick with the foot, is to be deter mined by the courts. Mary Jason of Lehigh claims that Banker S. C. Hall of that place kicked her out of his bank. She first brought an action in Justice Chantland's' court and then supplemented this with a suit for §5,000 damages. This will be tried at the October term of court. Botsford, Healy & Healey have taken the case. It is a matter that has never been determined—the value of a kick of this kind, and it is a matter that should be settled. As establishing a precedent it promises to become a celebrated case. The justice court decided against Mrs. Jason. Bancroft Register: Bancroft was among those towns quick to respond to the governor's appeal for aid to the stricken people of Pomeroy, and petition was at once circulated on the streets by Merchants Simkins anc Carr and some §40 was soon raised On Sunday the members of the Baptis' church raised $27, and this with other funds made about $75 which was at once sent to the mayor of Pomeroy G. H. Holloway spent Saturday and Sunday down in the territory devastated by the cyclone, particularly ai Pomeroy. He says that one who has not witnessed the awful scenes cannot have the remotest idea of the terrible havoc wrought by the elements. Emmetsburg Conservative: From M. L. Brown we learn of a disease which is attacking the large herd o; cattle in his pasture southwest of town in Great Oak township. The cattle are stricken blind, but it does not seem to affect them in any other part but the eyes, and they eat well, instinctively following the herd about the pasture It is necessary to watch them to see that they get to water, but otherwise they require very little attention and after a week or two entirely recover. Mr. Brown has addressed both the Iowa and Nebraska state veterinarians on the subject since the appearance of the disease and they both agree that it is not attended with fatal consequences andl no practical relief can be given while it is running. Senator Allison's Views. Minneapolis special, 14: Senator Allison of Iowa, who is in the city, the guest of Senator Washburn, said to-day "The present financial disturbances were due largely to the fact that there is a belief that if we continue the purchase of silver we must soon reach silver standard. Added to this is the expansion credits and distrust of the democratic policy on the currency and tariff. The stopping of the purchase of silver will greatly aid in restoring confidence, and we can easily maintain at a gold parallel the silver we have. Silver bullion has now fallen belo« the normal price and it will advance as soon as tho policy regarding its use is more clearly defined, and will eventually be restored to the old status. The original intent of the law was to increase the circulating medium, and did so until recently. Now, however, it has the effect of causing the hoarding of gold and greenbacks, causing contraction, repealed. so it will probably be Mr. Sa«e on tlio Cyclone, Des Moines Register: Mr. Sage, the director of the weather bureau, is preparing an accurate chart of the Pomeroy cyclone, and a critical and scientific article on tho subject. Mr. Sage is authority for the statement that the storm which did the damage in Pomeroy, in passing over Storm Lake, pulled the water of tho lake up into the air so far that it receded from the shores fully 100 feet, and when the cyclone let go tho water rushed back to its bed so violently as to carry a tidal wave of ten or more feet away up on the shore. Mr. Sage will use this illustration in his scientific discussion of the matter, to show the terrific force of the cyclone. He will also explain why it was that north of the path of the cloud buildings were moved from the northeast to the southwest, while south of the cloud the buildings were moved from the 'southwest to the northeast. He will eay that the whirling cloud revolved from east to north and that the air rushing Into the rear to fill the vacuum caused by ite lateral motion cast, followed it --.--- — -; ------ T--I ,,-,„- -.-.-„•, .-.,-,,«.. _, ^, m »^r.* V M *jj * w ***W» »** *-*4V V*V4A VW9IU became frightened at a bicycle, started in the direction mentioned. EO, W, SKMM'S LUCK, There Seems Little Dotibt that Will Take Phil. Hanna's Job at La Griiayra. He What His Home Paper Has to Say of the Probable Selection—Bro. Hinchon's Compliment. We clip from the Bancroft Register, r. Skinner's home paper, concerning liis probable appointment as consul at La Guayra and the demonstration that followed the news of his selection. The Register said: On Monday afternoon a letter was received by Geo. W. Skinner, from one of the democratic state central committee's members, stating that his appointment as consul to La Guayra, Venezuela, had been decided upon. The news spread rapidly, and it was soon determined to appropriately celebrate the honor conferred upon our jovial townsman. After supper the enthusiasts got together, the band wtigon was brought forth and those of the band boys who had instruments handy entered heartily into the scheme and also into the bandwagon to furnish music for the auspicious occasion. The procession was headed by a squad of cavalry, two of them bearing the stars and stripes and anothei bearing a huge banner on which hat been hastily, and we presume thoughtlessly inscribed: COUNCILOR GEORGE W. SKINNER, VENEZUELA. After the band wagon came a double carriage containing Consul Skinner, Mayor Thompson and other distinguished citizens, followed by a long line of crowded carriages decorated with bunting and flags. They passed through the principal streets, anc brought up at the Phoenix house, from the veranda of which Mr. Skinner addressed the crowds in a short but we! worded and well taken speech. Aftei which the procession again movec through the principal streets, to the in spiring strains of "Hail Columbia.' Altogether it was an occasion no one did well to miss, and all felt like cole brating the honor conferred upon the town us well as upon Mr. Skinner, re gardless of political preferences. The position to which Mr. Skinner was assured he would be appointed is now held by Phil. Hanna of Livermore His station will ho a short distance north of the equator, where the heat is so dense you can break kindling wobc over it and mosquitos and gad flies at tain the size of a campaign lie. The country, Venezuela, is among those countries where revolutions start up a' the drop of a chip, and during the las ten years over 70,000 people have been killed in civil brawls. Withal, there is a good salary attached to the office and no small honor, and all our citizens hope the report of his appointment to the place will be confirmed, though as yet it has not appeared in the press dispatches from the nation's capital Mr. Skinner is, we feel sure, qualified for the place, and as the victors rnus sooner or later secure the spoils, we join all his many friends in congratu lations. A later report, since the above wn in type, makes Mr. Skinner's appoint ment certain, and he will leave for hit new field of labor about the 1st of Oc tober. His business here will continue without interruption, under thechargi of his brother, N. J. Skinner. IJro. Illiichon IHelily Tlcklecl(J) Algona Courier: It is reported tha Mr. J. J. Richardson has notified G. W Skinner of Bancroft that his appoint ment as consul to LaGuayra has beei agreed upon, and that he will be ap pointed in a few days. From what we can learn of the matter we are inclined to think that the report is true. THE COWBOY PEEAOHEE, the Ho Is Converting Sinners by Score at West Union. J. H. Finnell is so nearly a Kossutl county product that the following from West Union, under date of the 12tl inst., is worth reprinting: The little town of Auburn is in the midst of revival that has resulted in bringing nearly every person living in and neai the town into the church. Two weeks ago J. H. Finnell, known as the "cow boy" preacher, began meetings there His audience the first night did no exceed a dozen persons. The follow ing evening ho talked to twice as many and by the end of the week the church could not accommodate the throngs that sought to hear the gospe as proclaimed by the 1'eformed cowboy During the last week little else has bee thought of or talked about. Long be fore dark people begin to assemble in the grove, where services were held and the meetings were continued fai into the night. For years the illegiti mate traffic in liquor has been carried on in the town—dens of the vilest sort— but so great has been the power of the rough-shod, hit-or-mlss styled western oxhorter, that not only have the whisky joints been closed and the liquor de stroyed, but the saloon-keepers have joined the church and are active work era. Sunday seventy-four were bap tlzed in Turkey river, the ceremonies being witnessed by two thousand people from all parts of the country. DUE CELESTIAL VISITOR. The Now Comet Now Visible to the Nuked Eye-Wuore It Is ana Ho-w to Find It. Des Moines Register: The now comet, whose advent was announced few days ago, has been attracting 1 great deal of attention. It is visible to the natosd eye; is traveling within the earth's orbit, and is not to exceed The come) thirty million miles away, was discovered at Salt Lake by Alfred Rordame, and is now called by his comet is from five to ten degrees In length, jjj«d ol is a have Rordame, and is now name. The tail of the „. J in -—„.„ considerable density. The cog perfect stranger, and astroao; not yet been able to determine from whence it came or whither it is going. 3y the term strange? is meant that ihere are no records of this particular comet. Most comets have orbits and •eappear at intervals more or less regu- ar, but this particular little visitor, , ittle to the naked eye, has never, so ar as known, visited the solar system, Defore. The astronomers have located .t in right ascension 8 hours and 85 minutes; declination, north, 40 degrees ind 59 minutes. These terms will give ;he average observer little or no Idea where to look for our earth's guest. Those who are acquainted with constellations, get out your astronomies, will [ind it near the tail of the Lynx, not far from the fore feet of the Great Bear. Or a still simpler direc'tion for finding it is given by a practical observer as follows: Locate the Great Dipper, everybody of course is aquainted with the Great Dipper; draw a line through two stars of the handle, extending it through the lower outer star of the dipper; this line will pass near the spot in which is found the new comet and its distance from the lower outer star of the dipper is about as great as the distance from this star to the star in the handle of the dipper with which you started the line. A PATCH OF "BLUE SKY." A Farmer Xenr EsthervllJe Writes a Letter Which Makes Good Heading —He Wants Revenue, but May Not Get It. This paper has been so persistent in its warnings to people against signing notes or other documents presented by strangers that further caution seems unnecessary. However, we have -a letter from S. D. Foster, who dates it at Esthe.rville, and which is good reading, whether it serves any other purpose or not. The letter was written to a party here and fell into the newspaper man's hands by accident. Itshows that the "blue sky" business is still being successfully worked, regardless of the stringency of the money market. Mr. Foster tolls the story of how he came to give his note for $250, for which, after he had thought the matter over, he concluded he had got only a privilege to do something which he could have done without paying a cent. If men as intelligent as Mr. Foster's letter indicates he is, and who have access to any number of newspapers which are constantly warning them, will persist in being made fools of, the dear public will in time cease to have for them that degree of sympathy which usually attaches to a case of hard luck. Mr. Foster's letter speaks for itself, and we let him tell the story, which is as follows: THE LETTER. ESTHKHVILI.E, Iowa, July 6, 1893.—Dear Sir: There was a man around here who claimed to be from your place, and was looking for township agents to handle farm machinery and wagons and buggies for the Farmers' Supply company of Algona. The township agent was to give notes of $125 for each township. They wore to sell any kind of binders at §95, and everything else as cheap accordingly; and in one year from that date if the township agent don't suit the company they would return the notes. Ho gave me a written contract to, that effect. So ho figured up a pretty' good thing. I was to make 20 per cent, on everything sold. I was just foolish enough to think it was all right, and he got me in for two townships—$250. He said the advertising matter would be on by the next Monday. That was on Friday, about three weeks ago. I got quite uneasy about it and wrote to the company the next day. but havn't heard from them, so I just made up my mind that I was swindled. The fellow drove a small iron gray team, and claimed his name was Button, and he said he ran a livery stable in Algona. He was a fellow of medium height, slender build, and pop* pie eyes, and a regular slicker* He kaew Whitman, your fruit tree maa down there, so he has been about there some, I wish you would investigate the matter for me. I would like to know if there Js such a firm there, and if they ore doing that kind of business; and if he has misrepresented the thing and I can got hold of him I will send him up. Please answer. Respectfully yours. S. D. FOSTEII. South Carolina's Liquor Law, The new liquor law of Sduth Carolina, which went into effect July 1, is a novelty in this country, and its operations will be watched with interest. The state will control the entire liquor business and will receive all the profits, Dispensaries are to be established in counties where the majority of the free holder voters may petition for them. Their numbers are limited to ten in the county of Charleston, three in the county of Richmond, and one in each of the other counties of the state. A commissioner is appointed by the governor, who is to sell liquors to dispensaries at 50 per,,cent, profit over net cost. The retail business is to be guarded by a county board of control, while the governor,, controller general, and attorney general' constitute a state board having a generdll superviiion. Cocktails, mint juleps and the whole catalogue of fancy drinks are to be dispensed over state bars, and druggists who use alcohol must buy of the dispensaries at prescribed prices. Railroads can not carty other than state liquors,, and inoase of violation every one connected with such carriage is held to be liable to prosecution. I'oriiorby's Financial Loss, The property loss at Pomeroy by the terrible storm of last week is figured up and is shown to reach a total of over $200,000. Following is the list: Damage In Vrasiliess part of town to buildings a 0,000 Black tilefactory 8,500 Seven churches and scliool houses.... 35,000 Loss6nover 100 houses 180,000 Loss on contents of houses, stores, barns, etc 50,000 Totttlloss 803,800 Chautauqun Assembly, During the meeting at Spirit Lake, from July 10 to July 25 inclusive, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul will run its passenger trains between Spencer and Spirit Lake as follows, connecting with main line trains in both directions: Going north, leave Spencer 8:80 a. m. daily, 6:50 p. m. and 7:80 p. m daily except Sunday, arriving at Spirit Lake 0:45 a. m., 7:40 p. in,, and 8:20 p. m. ( respectively. Returning 1 , leave Spy-it Lake 6:20 a. m.j l}:15 and 2:20 p. m. daily except Sunday, itud at 6:30 Pm. Sundays only-, arriving at Spencer 7:Wa. m., 12:05 noon, 3:40 and 7:10 p. m -Respectively,

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