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Algona, Iowa
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THE tJPPEK BES MOlKEBi ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1898. •HP** 9*0 'ipwenty- Eighth Year. BY INGHAM & Tfcrms to Subscribers: Oriecopy, one year ........................ II. 60 One copy, Six months ...................... 75 One copy, three months ................... 40 Bent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, OfrpOBtftl'note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1893. Rcpnlillonn Connty Convention. To the republicans of Kossnth county: A delegate convention of the republicans of Kossuth county will be held at the court house in Algona, Iowa, on Friday, October 6, 1803, at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of placing In nomination a candidate for the of- floes of Treasurer, Sheriff, Superintendent of Schools, two Supervisors, and Coroner, and •for the 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 afl votes cast for Benjamin Harrison for president at the general election, held Nov. 8, 181)2. The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled in the said convention will be as follows: Township. Algona— First Ward Second Ward.. Third Ward.... Fourth Ward.. Hurt Buffalo Cresco Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Hebron Harrison Irvington Lotts Creek Lu Verne Leqyard Lincoln Portland JPlum Creek , Prairie .Ramsay , Riverdale , Seneca Swea—; Sherman SprlngHeld Union Wesley Whlttemore...... E. Tellier C. M. Doxsee..., M. F. Randall... F. M. Taylor Geo. E. Marble. II. Welter O. A. Potter S. Mayne J. Shaeffer Jno. Halnes H. L. Baldwin.. Commit teemen. C. 13. Hutch ins. N.JC. Taylor Chaa, Sinclair.. John Beckman. F. Pearce ff. Fox F.Benschoter..., J. Longbottom., B. F. Smith A. Fisher C. A. Erlckson.. G. M. Parsons.. J. Schneider Wm. Dodds G. W. Eddy Geo. E. Boyle.... No. votes 80 HI 02 1)7 87 30 1452 28 28 !I2 20 02 21 70 87 # 77 55 10 57 20 4!) 00 .'15 20 70 130 00 No. Del. The committee recommends that all cau- CUBES throughout the county be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1803. B. W. HAGGARD, Chin. Rep. County Central Com. Candidates' Announcement. I;am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject-to the action of the republican .county convention. W. A. CHIPMAN. I am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county convention. I. P. HAHIUSON. I am a candidate for the office of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican convention. GEO. PLATT. I am a candidate for the office of treasurer of Kossuth county, subject to the action .of the republican county convention. GEO. S. ANGUS. I am accandldato for the omce of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican county convention. M. A. TURNER. Iain a .candidate for the office of sheriff of Kossuth'County, subject to the action of the republican county convention. A. F. DAIIJSY. icurrency contraction will now set in or one of two schemes will be tried. The 'first is the re-establishment of state banks of issue, which Senator Voorhees advocates and^which the south favors. The other is increasing the public debt by issuing interest-bearing government bonds and thereby increasing the national bank issue. 'This is undoubtedly what the Wall street-opponents of silver are after, The most singular feature of the situation is that the opponents of silver have-not succeeded in connecting it in any way with the panic. No one will pretend that the mere expense of buying $50,000,000 of bullion has cut atiy figure. This is less than adollarahead each year and the circuses of the country cost that. Even if the bullion were thrown into the river the expense would be a small item. has been claimed that adding 'the §50,000,000 each year to a big volume of money to be redeemed in gold has caused a scare as to the country's ability to maintain its credit. If such a scare really exists the silver dollar ought to. be in great disrepute. It would be traded for gold on every opportunity. And yet only two weeks ago Secretary Carlisle officially stated that gold had been turned into the treasury to be exchanged for silver dollars and the dollars were not to be had as every one not held to redeem silver certificates in circulation, was itself in circulation. So it appears that in the midst of a panic, said to be due to lack of popular confidence in the silver dollar, that dollar is really doing the business of the country. When, at the close' of the war, it was proposed to leave nearly §400,000,000 of greenbacks in circulation, the same men who are now driving silver out said that it would ruin the country. When the Bland act was passed they repeated their predictions. When the Sherman act was passed they redoubled them. These three measures are responsible for nearly two thirds of the money today in use. The only measure that has ever been acceptable to these financiers for increasing the volume of currency has been increasing the interest bearing government bonds. They have no security that the greenback or silver dollar does not have, but they bear interest. getting through the representative body of the British empire with a majority cannot be overestimated. It means that home rule for Ireland is now only a question of time, aud that Gladstone's declining years are crowned with with a great and well-earned success. When the vote in the commons was known crowds stopped the grand old man's carriage in the streets to give him an ovation. The police had to clear the road for him through the cheering multitude. Geo. Grim, a wealthy merchant of Lincoln, erected a tombstone in memory of his daughter and on it had carved that she Was murdered by her husband. The husband, Jas. Paine, has sued for $5,000, charging libel. It will be a curious libel suit. A very interesting account of the Ferris wheel and its designer is written for the September Review of Reviews by Carl Snyder, late of the Council Bluffs Nonpa- riel. It bears all the characteristics of his best work. THE FINANCIAL, SITUATION. Several months have now passed since the Sherman silver law was first bitterly assailed. These have been months of great business depression, and the silver dollar has been very generally credited with causing the trouble. A very decided majority in the house of representatives has voted to stop further purchase or use of silver. It is likely that the senate will follow suit, and that the white metal will be finally discredited in the United States as it has been before in nearly every commercial country. In view of this state of affairs it is well to consider some of the consequences which are likely to result. The first fruit of the unconditional repeal of the Sherman purchase act will be to render impossible every movement to revive silver in this country. So long as the friends of silver have any law for its use at all they can compel a compromise with Wall street. But unconditional repeal loses them all leverage, and President Cleveland will veto any measure to resuscitate silver coinage. Col. Hepburn and Congressman Hager voted against repeal on this account. President Cleveland is a gold mono-metal- list. Ho was elected, as Mr. Bland says', to drive silver out. Ho has used all his patronage and official power to this end, No silver bill will ever be signed by him, and Senator Wolcott very properly ridiculed Senators Hill and Voorhees for saying that they would first vote to repeal the Sherman law and then assist in securing a free coinage law. The Uuited States being the only country of commercial importance furnishing a market for silver bullion, the repeal of the purchase clause of tho Sherman law will make silver such a drug upon the market that any international action to resuscitate it is improbable. The United States has used the product of hor own mines and yet the bullion price has gone steadily down until now production is unprofitable. With the home market closed and the whole American product added to the surplus already seeking purchasers, silver will lose whatever position it still holds, and tho difficult undertaking of getting a general agreement on a ratio will become impossible. Stopping the purchase of silver will mean that the country will either cease to meet the increasing demands of business by adding about $50,000,000 of money each year, or that some new device for issuing paper will be agreed upon. Since the Bland act of 1878 the volume of money in the United States has been increased near- GOV. BOIES' WISE WORDS. THE Courier, we believe, has not°yet published Gov. Boies' letter in which he stated that he was conscientiously opposed to third terms of office. It was, however, addressed to the democrats of the state and should, it would seem, have been given full publicity by democratic papers. The Courier may still have it in mind to give the letter before the campaign is over, in which case those who did not see it in THE UPPER DBS MOINES will have the opportunity of learning the governor's sentiments. Gov. Boies is a man whose deliberate utterances are always worthy of consideration, as the Courier will doubtless admit. His success in business as well as politics, his long life spent in careful observation, his. philosophic tendencies of mind, all qualify him to speak wise words, when removed from political bias he leaves what might be considered a testamentary document to his party. Washington's farewell address was not exceptional in its judicial tone, because Washington was at no time a partisan. But Jackson's sage advice from the Hermitage showed how absence from the heat of conflict could modify his zeal and broaden his outlook. Even in the heat of combat there has always been a suggestion of the political philosopher in Gov. Boies. But in this letter in which the gray-haired veteran takes a farewell of politics, and pictures the delights of his quiet Waterloo home, to which he will soon return to spend his declining days in peace, he outdoes Jackson in the frankness with which ho scatters political maxims gathered from his long experience and observation. Among these is .the following: I um conscientiously opposed to third terms in an office as important as that of governor of a great state and in this view the unbroken precedents of all political parties in our state touch that my views are in substantial accord with those of the masses of all our people. Excepting only Cleveland's first letter of acceptance in which ho showed that the safety of the republic depends upon giving but one term to the president, there is nothing so frank and so philosophic us this in late political literature. In fact it is so entirely fair and candid that it would be impertinent to treat it from a partisan standpoint or to ask whether it be the utterance of a democrat or a republican. It is just as it appears tho profound conviction of a thoughtful mind, and should bo accepted by all citizens us of exceptional weight. We hope tho Courier will publish this letter of Gov. Boies. It contains the political wisdom of a long life boiled down, and it is peculiarly adapted to the needs of the present campaign. In the heat of political combat Gov. Boies has said many things that have not been worthy of preservation. But in this letter he is at his best. Every citizen should read it carefully. The Rock Rapids Review says the republicans are playing fast and loose with the people on liquor legislation because the liquor plank in the platform is not a local option plank. If the republicans had relegated the whole matter to the legislative districts, the Review could not consistently object for in so doing they would be simply following the democratic precedent established in the Hancock campaign as to the tariff. And yet if they had done this they could have advocated a different plan in every district and elected members accordingly. How then are they playing fast and loose, when instead of taking advantage of such a precedent, they define certain limits to be observed in each district? The clause the Review objects to is what prevents a fast and loose campaign. The Gate City says: "Upon Gov. Boies the weight of years, the cares of office, a surfeit of partisan contest, the annoyance of political predictions unfulfilled—which, like chickens, will come home to roost this fall—weigh heavily." Lafe Young sizes up the prohibition meeting yesterday in saying that the republicans met to lock tho stable door, and the others to air an old grudge against the party. The result of the little s'pite work in Hardin county, by which D. C. Chase was defeated for the state senatorial nomination is an independent republican candidate, C. A. Weaver of Webster City will run against Rev. Rowan, the regular nominee, and. a democrat may be chosen in a strongly republican district, although Mr. Weaver has a prospect of success. A party whose conventions are dictated by personal animosities is on the point of permanent retirement. The defeat of Mr. Chase was uncalled for, impolitic and an injustice to the party and to this section of the state. pose the postmaster is presumed to have n knowledge of the address." Judge Goggin of Chicago has as odd mind as he has name. He has postponec hearing the case to decide whether th world's fair must be kept open Sunday until after the fair closes. He invited tw judges to sit with him and afterwards fire them. It is reported that he was drunk o the bench. The official republican league canes this year are of young hickory, says President Conaway. The LeMars Sentinel says the two Ds are democracy and depression. It can't have heard from Bro. Hinchon yet. A California paper has been reading all sides on the money question and has evolved the dollar that everybody wants: The crying need of the age is a dollar easy to get and hard to let go; a dollar that will pay four dollart' worth of debts and then comes back by means of a string attachment; a dollar that snuggles easily in the sock of John Smith, but withers like manna of old in the safe of a railroad president; a dollar that will buy some flour and meat while it buys much whisky and tobacco; a dollar above drawing interest and yet will double itself while its owner sits in the shade and spits at a crack in the pavement; a dollar that will circulate without depreciation when nobody wants it; a dollar that will buy shoes for baby while it buys fun for a man in places where he can't take his wife; a dollar that will surely repair the waste of sloth, appetite and bad judgment; a dollar that comes to the lap of indolence like worms to the craw of a f eatherless robin; a dollar able to remove the sentence pronounced upon Adam, reverse the order of nature and transform the natures of men. Iff THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Spencer News: J. Wickler, one Whittemore's business men, was look ihg over the eights of our city Friday Hurnboldt Republican: George Foster started for Algona last Thursday where he has a position with E. Telller Miss Anna Richmond, who taugh several years-io Algona, is engaged a principal of the Armstrong schools fo the coming year. Stick to the cows. Julius Mathieson who patronizes the Fairvvill creamery for the milk from ten cows in June ri ceived $60 and in July $53. Sanborn put in city scales a whil ago, and fines everybody who does no weigh on them. A law suit is now i court to test theicity ordinance. The West Bend Journal has change hands and our old county surveyor, C F. Hale, is the new editor. We wis him success, and also Bro. Williamson West Bend Journal: H. S. Howlan came across from Garner on his Victo wheel Tuesday. He dined with Dr Garfield at Algona and was about si hours on the road, making the distanc from Algona to Whittemore in 65 min utes. Another man has been standing on barb wire fence to hold it down while machine passed over. It was a ditch ing machine down at Stratford, and i caught the wire and brought it u around the man's leg and twisted it til the bone was broken. Louis H. Fry, son of I. Fry, living tw miles south of Algona, starts next wee for Louisville, Ky., to take a course a the medical college at that place... Henry Brant, who has been work ing for Garth wai teat West Bend, ha engaged with I. Fry of Algona. West Bend has had no saloons fo over two years, either open or claudes tine, except once for a brief period, an pnly_ one druggist licensed to sell intox icating liquors, and it is doubtful i Rolfe or any other town in this vicinit is freer from unlawful sale of intoxical ing liquors than is West Bend. Spencer News: The opera house which we said two or three weeks bac" was a go, is gone gone dead. Th company and Mr. Adams could no agree on rent and the handsome oper t house, which we have been enjoying in imagination for two or three weeks, i in imagination still and never likely t Bland says Cleveland was nominated for the express 'purpose of knocking silver out, And now Gov. Mathews of Indiana has repudiated Gov, Boles' doctrine that enforcing law is not part of a governor's duty. Ho ordered several companies of state militia to congregate last week near Roby where a prize fight was arranged to occur, and remarked with emphasis thatsaid fight would not be permitted. Iowa apparently is tho only state which is governed on strict Jus. Buchanan principles. Gov. Boies is a shrewd louder. Although not a reudy speech maker ho is to have his opening statement prepared by Satur day and to begin tho campaign at that time. This is for tho purpose of " setting the pace" in this ruce. Tho governor is anxious to chose his own ground this year, but some others will have a word to say us to that, Gladstone's home rule bill has at last passed the house of commons, and gone to the house of lords. It will bo defeated }y $$00,000,000 by silver. A period of there without debate, but the effect ?f its Tho September St. Nicholas contains an announcement by the editor that tho Boston magazine, Wide Awuke, has boon acquired by tho Century company und that its renders are to become members of tho St. Nicholas constituency. In her greeting to " our readers, old uud new," Mrs. Dodge suys: " And now a turn of events has suddenly brought us a welcome host of recruits —another happy and eager crowd, a throng of' Wlde-Awako' young folk, who havo been traveling, all this time, a road so nearly like our own it seemed only nutural that, sooner or later, tho two should huvo come together." •» The postoftice department has decided that postmasters cannot give addresses of patrons to creditors, etc. It says: "The name of tho person addressed is written on the outside of the lettter for the single purpose of enabling the postmaster to deliver approach nearer materiality. Eagle Grove Gazette: Prof. F. M Chaffee of the Algona state norma institute, is delivering a lecture at va rious places this month on" TheTeach er's Business" that is taking wonder fully well. The editors had a sampl of what he can do when they had thei semi-annual meeting at Algona abou 18 months ago, and are not surprised a his success in the lecture field. Britt Tribune: Smoke issuing from the upstairs windows of Bertha Carey millinery store brought a crowd togeth er last Monday afternoon in a hurry It was all smoke, however, and no dam age was done. The stove pipe run through the floor and the upstairs por tion had been taken down and when some paper which was in the stove wa lit the smoke filled the room instead the chimney. Armstrong Journal: Leo Peugnet our popular clothier, went to Algona or Saturday. He will, go to Des Moine this week and remain during the session of the state fair. He will act as assist ant secretary of privileges, and afte the state fair closes he will go toChica go and take in the world's fair. He expects to be absent about a month Bert Salisbury will have charge of th store during his absence. West Bend Journal: Mrs. Parish and children and Miss Alice Blackforc drove over from Algona Saturday anc returned Monday. They were followed Sunday morning by Frank Parish and Miss Nettie Edmonds on their wheels, who returned Sunday evening. The t report the distance over made in two hours. Miss Edmonds is a sister to Bert Edmonds, the famous Iowa bicyclist. All are guests at the Blackford home. A young lady entered the postofflce at Livormore for stamps, handed in a dollar bill and said she wanted twice as many two's as one's and the balance in three's. The clerk started in off-hanc to count out the stamps, grow perplexed commenced figuring and figured unti he got red in the face, when tho younf, lady politely informed him she was ii a hurry, that he could figure it out anc she would call the next day for the stamps. Sheldon Mail: Prof. W. I. Simpson who is to be principal of our schools arrived in Sheldon from Sanborn with his family on Monday and will occupy Judge Ladd's residence property during the absence of the latter and family. Prof. Simpson and wife will find a cordial welcome awaiting them here. They are excellent people and deserve a heartyreception and good treatment. Mr. Simpson is an educator of long experience and exceptional ability and we shall expect our schools to attain and maintain a high standard under his guidance. The Dubuqiie Telegraph tells some Pomoroy cyclone stories: Mail Agent J. E. O'Brien of Pomeroy was the owner of a silver cornet lined and trimmed with gold. After tho cyclone of July 0 it was found some two miles away from where his house had been. It was badly broken up and he wrote to Lyon & Healy, the manufacturers, inquiring the cost of repairing. They at once wrote him to send or bring the cornet to Chicago and they would give him a new one without cost. Last Sunday he finished his week's work in Du- buquo and went through to the white city with his broken cyclone relic. On arriving in Chicago he went directly to the firm of Lyon & Healy and received a new cornet free for his old one. He says that if he could trade what he has left of his piano he would be pleased to do so, One man in Pomeroy found it to the proper person. For any other pur-' the harp of hie piano and sent ft to the firitt that, made it and received a new piano with cost. ' ^_ f , L ., THE BYAK FOBOE8~oF TOP,- They Oust tho Duncombe "Wing fit Bos Moines—judge Cook helps to Get them Out of the Hole. Two weeks ago the UPPER DES MOINES gave the painful particulars of the downfall of Breen, Butler, Yeoman, et al., at the Fort Dodge Co-nty convention. It also called attention to the gloom which, in spite of local triumphs at Bancroft and Lii Verne over the unregenerate, has settled on the Al* gona headquarters for the Tenth district. But a change we ore happy to relate has occurred and agntn we can sound a pean of rejoicing over the returning victors. The Duncombe wing was most gloriously scooped at the state convention, and the Ryan men all got in on proxies from somewhere, and kept Mr. Duncombe off the committee on resolutions. This don't insure Mr. Breen the Fort Dodge postofflce, but it is good as far as it goes. The details of this victory are given in full by the Messenger: Yeoman, Breen, and Butler, the rebellious democrats, returned from Des Moines this morning wearing smiles and bearing the much coveted scalp of the czar, John F. Duncombe. Persistency had been rewarded. After being kicked out of the postmasters' convention here at Mr. Duncombe's vigorous demand, accompanied by his high, illustrative kick into the air, what should these obnoxious and " pismires" do but get a couple of proxies from delegates to the state convention, and hie themselves to Des Moines. Now, Mr. Duncombe is old in warfare of this kind, and before his mutual association of postmasters adjourned he had them pass a resolution forbidding the delegates to give proxies to anj body. An onlooker said that was bur" ing Butler and Breen after they wer dead, but they were not dead. On th contrary when the Tenth district cau cus met in Des Moines, where creden tials were presented, Butler and Bree had front seats. When Mr. Duncomb as chairman announced the vote o Webster county on tho first roll call, u rose that tiresome person, Butler, an askecLhow his vote had been recorded Mr. Duncombe replied in arctic tones that the questioner was not a delegate Butler replied with antarctic hauteui that he was a delegate, holding th proxy of that battle scarred veteran o democratic service, John M. O'Brien of Vincent, (Mr. O'Brien did not ge the Vincent postofflce.) Mr. Duncombe read the resolutio against proxies. Judge Cook of Web ster City, said that resolution was no binding on the state convention, anc moved that Butler and Breen be recog nized as delegates. Capt. Yeoma made a speech, and Mr. Duncombe ar gued for "home rule" vigorously though he didn't kick quite so high i the air as on his native heath. Whe. it came to a viva voca vote, Duncomb was overwhelmingly beaten. He didn subside gracefully. He demanded roll call. "I want to see how thes counties yote," he said, ademand whic recalled vividly Yeoman's sarcastic J'stand up, ye slaves and be counted! in the Webster county convention The roll call put the candidates fo postmasters in the various counties i painfully tight quarters, but the tid was against Duncombe in spite of it. Carroll was one of the first countie called. The chairman responded "Carroll is a democratic county, tirei of boss rule, and it casts 14 votes aye. That told the spirit of the coucus, am by a vote of 04 to 39 Butler and Bree: were admitted to the democratic stat convention after being beaten in th county convention and in the ward cau cus. So much for pluck. It has been understood that Mr. Duncombe was candidate for his usual position on th committee on resolutions, but after tha knock out he discreetly avoided an further conflicts, and "harmony' reigned—the kind of harmony tha always reigns after one side has crie "enough." THE OLD BAIL PENCE. In Memory of a Pioneer that IB to B Seen No More In Iowa. CyrenusCole of Des Moines, whos horseback sketches about that cit., make an entertaining chapter in each Sunday's Register, indulges in remi niscences of the old rail fence: Oh, those dear old rail fences of lo wa! Sainted are the hands that mad< them, and of blessed memory. By sun rise and through the heat of tho day until the blackness of night had come they labored in the early vineyards o. this state, which their children have inherited. m ' WIT BY Dl WITT .. --, They felled the trees, spli the logs, laid the " worm," piled rai on rail to stake and rider, and within the enclosure heaped the earth with ihe golden fruits of the virgin soil What a lazy fence the old rail fence was. Like a thriftless, drunken lout it iigzagged across quarter sections, anc ialf sections, apparently indifferent to ;imo and caring not whether it g-ot across the hill next week or nexl fear, but its windings were so grace 'ul and so restful to the eve ;hat not even Thrift could be impatient with it. The old rail fence belongs to an age which has forever passed in Iowa, It is a past, which, though it was signless, almost all pleasure in fact s now recalled only with regrets and Ighs because it is forever past and many of our dear ones have departed with it. When we were children we used to wonder and wonder where the old fence ran to, where it stopped as it wound over hills and through valleys °i lt ^ f , s A ght ' out into the great unknown if cnuanood. Now when we are child- en of a larger growth the problem has hanged, but its solution is just as hard ind wo wonder and wonder where our fiends and dear ones have gone to over 'nils and through valleys at the awful nd solemn summons of death. But he flowers of hope bloom along the athway just as the golden-rod bios- omed by the old rail fence ofourchild- ood. What grand leisure there was n the old days of the rail fence. There vas plenty of work, but the evenings round the great lamp on the book and aper littered table were so long and o glorious. There is nothing like hem now and never again will there e anything like them. His Lecture Thursday Evening Proved thataVefy Dry Subject May Be Made Intel-eating. Outline of Mis Talk to the Institute- Power of the Press on the Pub. lie Thought. Jahu DeWitt Miller Illustrated to an audience that packed the Congregational church Thursday evening that a lecturer can fee both wise and witty, and that by a little art he can dress an old subject up so that Its appearance is decidedly attractive, lie discussed the question of foreign immigration, a subject usually attended with tables of statistics, and a volume of old and well- worn phrases, the first word of each of which is a sure index of all that follows. But he had no table of statistics, and never once in nearly two hours got oil the "asylum of the oppressed of all lands." When the audience had dispersed it was probably with the clear impression that the subject matter of the address was familiar. But it was with an equally clear impression that the subject matter had boon handled in a manner strictly original, and peculiarly entertaining. Mr. Miller is a prince of platform speakers. His manner is animated, his voice musical, his articulation rapid but distinct, and his choice of language peculiarly suited to entertain without distracting attention from the subject. It is moderate praise to say that no better lecture has been given in Algona in late years. And it is safe to say that no institute in Iowa has listened to a better one this year. Supt. Reed was peculiarly fortunate in securing it for the teachers becausn of its excellence in so many ways. It was full of suggestions on a subject .of great public interest and importance. But it was peculiarly valuable as an illustration of how the art of putting old ideas in new form and of giving them a vigorous, fresh aud crisp utterance, can ho brought to relievo the monotony of well-worn discussions, and produce conviction where the time-honored, old-fashioned argument could not even get a hearing. Mr. Miller was a speaker at the Spirit Lake Chautauqua last summer. He will undoubtedly be in demand often in this section. He can rely on a house in Algona any time he comes this way again. A Talk to the Institute. Mr. Miller spent all day Thursday in town and in the morning gave what he called a desultory talk about newspapers to the institute. His appearance was rather unexpected and consequently the editors were not represented, but Mrs. Ingham has reported a few of his answers to questions which were freely asked by members of the institute: One question was: " What power has the public press today in molding thought?" Mr. Miller replied: "American journalism is not what it was in former days. There are but two editors of leading journals today who exercise the great personal power that was exercised by Horace Greeley, Thurlow Weed, Mr. Bryant and others in former days; these are Murat Halstead and Henry Watterson." " What do you think of the American magazines?" "American magazines rank much higher in England than do English magazines in America. Harpers', Scribners' and the Century are much read in England." "Is the Atlantic Monthly falling in the background?" " No, the Atlantic Monthly holds its original position. Its sober, unadorned appearance reminds one of the collonial dress of the early fathers. I always feel like paying homage when I see the staid and dignified Atlantic Monthly. The North American Review is not so dignified a periodical as its neighbor, the Forum, under the managemement of Mr. Thorndyke Rice and Mr. Lloyd Bryce it has lost some of the high quality it possessed under Mr. Dana. The Chautauquan is to the Chautauqua school what Harpers' Monthly is to Harvard college. In some sense I would designate it as the apotheosis of the common place." " What will you say of children's papers?" "The Youth's Companion stands first among periodicals for young people. My father," said Mr. Miller, " is 80 years old—I am some younger— and our main difference is as to who shall first secure the Youth's Companion." _" Why," snid Superintendent Reed, is the Youth's Companion superior to Harpers' Young People or St. Nicholas or other periodicals of the kind'?" Why," said Mr. Miller, " are the lectures of Henry Ward Beecher superior .0 those of Mr. Talmage? Why is the humor of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes superior to that of Bill Nye? Ask me something easier, Mr. Hesekiah But- 'lerworth possesses just the skill and j*entus requisite to make the Youth's Jompanion take the high rank that it does as the first of young people's periodicals." LOTTS CREEK. LOTTS CREEK, Aug. 31.—The Lotts Jreek Creamery association are build- ng their butter maker a house just outh of the creamery building. That tdds one more building to the city of Schnuokleville. Threshing is going to be a short job his fall, there is so little straw. But hat is not the worst of it, there is but ittle grain. And yet we are ahead of i good share of the country around us. We ought not to complain, we have had no cyclones or freshets, if the ground is too dry to plow easily. Our old and reliable merchant, F. W. alttag, must be doing a rushing busies^, by the amount of goods he is auling. Hard times do not seem to iminishhis trade any. He looks as railing as ever. Corn promises to be a good crop if we o not get much rain. If we do ft will amage a great deal of it as the grass- oppers have eaten the silks off so the rater will run in. R. T. Seohler has lost two horses and as another one eick. Catarrhal foyer beljeve is what ails them. .i

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