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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 15, 1893
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$W , WJ. «.&("• 1* ;,\Nfe, c %f7FSp *W. ."« vy&« f "t J f,f -V &v rt, v , 3 Jr-,'W; *Vp ,- > » ••'.&•:*' ffll i ALGQNA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVffiMBffift 18, 1888. INtSttAM A t6 ttfleoopy, one year... ...Jl.5 One copy, sbt months........ -. 7 O&6 copy, three months.., , 4 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order Ofpostal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. *ttE The chief republican figure in th Tsrhole 1893 contest Was Governor Me Kinley of Ohio, whose success almos insures his candidacy for the presiden 6y. Before coming west Senator Alii son was quoted as saying: "To my mind McKinley will be the logl fll candidate in 1896, if it transpires thi the tariff is the issue in the Ohio Campaign and he is re-elected by a good majority o 80,000 or 40,000. If he achieves A great victory be ought to set at rest the question o again running for governor. Two term are sufficient ior a governor and McKlnleji will no doubt decline to run a third time If he is elected this time by a large majority and absolutely refuses a third nomination in 1895 he will be the presidential nomine in 1896. As the champion of protection he would be an ideal candidate for the party and 1 have no doubt would be elected. " Czar" Reed said just before elec tion: "If McKinley is re-elected bj 40,000 plurality he will be the re publican standard bearer in 1896, unlesi he commits some great error, and tha is not at all probable." And Senato Aldrich of Rhode Island said: " If Me Kinley gets 30,000 or 40,000 majority you can afford to watch him in 1896 He will, I believe, be the logical candi date of our party for president." Senator Sherman and J. B. Forake: of Ohio are both said to be for McKin ley. These predictions based upon calcu lations of 40,000 plurality are doublj valuable now that McKinley wins by twice that number on national issues In speaking of the campaign McKinley says that it wasj conducted purely on the tariff issue. In Neal's opening speech he took his stand on the Chica^ go platform. Gov. McKinley says: " The next day after Neal's speech al Newark I accepted his interpretation of the issue as represented by us re spectively, and we fought it out on thai line in over 100 public meetings of each candidate that followed, which were in variably addressed in accordance with the challenge at Newark, and it: prompt acceptance." One of the amusing features of the victory was the rejoicing at Elwood Ind., a big tin plate manufacturing town. Tin badges by thousands were scattered about and the following telegram was sent: ' Gov. McKinley, Columbus, Ohio: The republicans of Elwood, the tin plate city, send congratulations to the next president. Go on with the good work. The tin plate factory you opened here is turning out 2,448 boxes of tin plate per week and yet they said we could not make it. Yours for protection, , THE ELWOOD REPUBLICAN CLUB. A large tin horn 12 feet long and of large proportions, made of American tin was sent to McKinley. It bore the inscription: "Blessings upon him who blows his own horn. This horn is made from American tin and is the offering of Elwood republicans to the acknowledged champion of protection and the next president of the United States." Ex-President Hamson expressed great satisfaction at the outcome. "I find not only gratification and comfort, but downright rejoicing in the handsome result," said he. "The republican triumph was so sweeping and eo general that the notion that local causes might have figured largely in the result is hardly tenable." Summing up the situation he said: " The chief cause was undoubtedly the general industrial depression. The people have had presented to them a sharp comparison between the two systems. They have been brought within a year from a condition of the highest prosperity to what we have now presented to us on all sides, 1 not by the operation of a different system. , but by the anticipation of it. We have had what might be termed one of Mr. Cleve- i land's object lessons." Congressman Burroughs of Michigan says it means " that the laboring people \ of the United States and the industrial ' Interests of the country are unalterably j" opposed to the policy of free trade, r The laboring people have become con_v vinced that they were deceived a year I- ago." Three local issues which interested the whole country were the candidacy of Judge Gary in Chicago, Judge May- pard in New York, and the anti-race track men in New Jersey. Judge Gary , is the judge who sentenced the anarchists to be hung. In pardoning ; those not hung Gov. Altgeld made a bitter attack on Judge Gary's conduct pf the trial, and the democrats refused *torenominate him. The republicans took him up and bo won by a very l§rge majority on this issue. The ef- p||eQt of this success will be felt as widely fjpr good as any result of the election. /" J.Udge Maynard is the democrat who parried away an election return from the office of secretary ol state and so secured the seating of a democrat which the majority in the New York He was nominated for a in the highest court of the state ' t opposed by the leading demo* well as the republicans. He •wMpiPfty 4efeated, and with pi wfe4f Cftrrppt pojitjcaji n». broken. Jfew fejr N6W Yorlc City. They 6Wn iraclta in New Jersey and ha,ve been able to k6e the legislature from doing anything- t restrain them. The sole issue Was rac track and anti-face track, the latte cbming out with a big majority. Gam bling will toe stopped tit New Jersey, The most significant of anythin since the Iowa result Was proclaimed the interview of J. S. Clarkson in th New York World, in which he declare that a young man should be chosen t succeed Senator Wilson, and that h should not come from the east part the state. The choice of a senator likely to develop into a very animate contest, and this declaration is imporl ant, not so much because of Mr. Clark son's'opinion, as because itlikely stand for an organized movement in the state This .declaration for a young man is un doubtedly aimed at Gov. Gear. BU Mr. Clarkson goes on to «ay that h wants— " A man who will represent the people in Iowa and not the corporations. Too man; men have been selected for the Unitec States senate in the past few years, and bj the republican as well as the democratic party, to represent moneyed or corporate in terests instead of the people. This ha hurt our people very much. Struggles in legislation are now so plainly of interest to the people that no common man should bi chosen who will in anywise bo fettered am controlled by corporation interests agains the public interests. It is said the party in Iowa will take up the right man. If they shall chose some strong, now man, fresl from the people and independent of corpor ation influences, so much the better." This would seem to exclude Mr. Cum mins, who has been considered the young man candidate at Des Moines but who is a prominent corporation lawyer. The only two men of promi nence who meet Mr. Clarkson's demand are Congressman Dolliver and Lafe Young, both of whom are talked of But he also wants a union soldier, which would exclude these, 'and which woulc point pretty closely to Col. Hepburn This interview will open the debate anc set the senatorial ball rolling. The Sioux City Journal, Council Bluffs Nonpareil and other papers of like views have not allowed the republican victory to cool before starting the cry that the platform must be carried out. Exactly so, bu what does the 13th plank pledge the party to do'! It might be well to settle that or allow a republican caucus in the legislature to settle it before any legislation is enacted There are a great many ways of modifying the present law in the "interests of tern perance and morality," and the local option law they advocate is about the worst. The real essence of the plank is that the whole matter is left to the legislative districts Let a caucus say what the districts have decided to do. Massachusetts has a statute that requires railways to accept mileage books issued by other companies. The Des Moines Capita! reports a recent decision in which the courts have decided that the law is good. Secretary Gresham advises putting the queen back in power in Hawaii, and having Americans withdraw. His account of the situation tallies with Prof. Stalker's .eeture in Algona. The press almost unanimously criticises the proposal. The Dubuque Telegraph very properly urges that the big circles be taken oft the official ticket, leaving only the squares < The circles are confusing and do no good. With only the squares every voter would understand that he must mark opposite the name of every man voted for. The Tele graph, also suggests that it can be told now when a man votes a mixed ticket, because t takes him longer than it does one who simply marks the circle. The State Register is to be commended for many things, but why has it propagated ;he barbarous looking lot of campaign roosters which now adorn pretty nearly every paper in the state? The democrat who won the nomination against Senator Bolter was beaten. The Id Roman will be succeeded by a repub- ican. It looks as though Johnson Brigham were going to start an Iowa literary .magazine. t is reported that the first number will 3omo out about Dec. 15 with an article by Octave Thanet, and a poem by Hamlin Garand. Mr, Brigham can make a literary magazine succeed if anyone can, and we vish him success. One of the fiercest local contests in Iowa vas in Dubuque, where a citizens' ticket vas up against the democratic ticket. Sentor Shields beat the citizen's nominee by ne vote on the face of the returns. • The fficial count beat him in turn. The republicans will have a majority of ver 70 in both houses of the legislature. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Emmetsburg sold 500 tickets to the urorld's fair. Miss Seckeraon had the largest vote f any candidate in O'Brien county. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Watson and Mrs. J. B. Cole have been visiting at Spirit and Emmetsburg. ,One Emmetsburg gentleman voted or Jackson on Tuesday who voted for be other Jackson 62 years ago. The Reporter says that Judge and Mrs. Carr have been in Des Monies to onsuit physicians as to her health. Sheriff Narey of Spirit Lake had a iot fight for re-election and got a big majority, He deserved it—the latter. Speneer Reporter: Mr. Stitzel Way if Wesley spent several hours in Spen- •e>f Friday, looking alter business matters. Mr. and, Mrs. T, M. P* were «nembere£»tr BjMJeroJfc pn the anniyerBjpy of ^|y m£rri8fi Bennett Mitchell voted foe Jacfeeofi In Milford township. It was strictly a matter of conscience on the part of good citizen. Palo Alto county went republican Every county official oh the republican ticket was elected. That beats the oldest inhabitant, Eagle Grove Gazette: Mrs. Chas Shanor, wife of the new depot agent a Woolstock, was a guest of Mrs. H. S Hallock on Saturday. Renwick Times: Mr. Godfreid Gug gesberg and Miss Anna Klassi le Tuesday for Greett county, Wis. A Algona they were quietly married an so greeted their friends in Monticello Wis. Spencer has enlarged its electri light plant. The Reporter says: Th business of the Spencer Electric com pany has grown so rapidly of late as t overtax the capacity of their only dy namo, hence the'-enlargement of th plant. Fort Dodge Messenger: Congress man Dolliver arrived home Monda; morning, rather the worse for his wee! in the campaign. He 'was obliged tc abandon one appointment and ough not to have gone out at all. He hope to recover rapidly with rest at home. A 20-miie road bicycle race was run between Elmore and Blue Earth Cit c last week and won in an hour anc thirty-five minutes. Helbostad, who ran at the county fair in Algona, broki a pedal when about half way. He wil run against the time made by the others. Livermore Gazette: Mrs. Phil, Hanna started yesterday on her return trip to Venezuela, and her many friends here wish her a safe voyage and a speedy return. It is altogether likely that Mr. Hanna is getting, weary of seeing naught but Creoles and Spaniards down there, and would like to have his houae set in order once more, The Whittemore Champion says: " The animosity between the outside towns and the county seat is manifested in the vote for treasurer from Lu Verne and Whittemore, Col. Spencer running ahead in Algona and behind outside.' Inasmuch as Mr. Samson of Whittemore also ran ahead in Algona, il would look as though the animosity is all on one side." Lu Verne News: A card from S. S. Wartman, a former resident of LuVerne, who for some time past has lived at Ames, informs us of his removal to Algona Rev. J. A. Finnell, the jowboy preacher, arrived at home Tuesday and spent several days in the bosom of his family this week prior to his departure to California, where he expects to remain for a year. State Register: Hon. S. S. Sessions and his predecessor in the legislature, Eon. John G. Smith of Algona, were ir the city yesterday rejoicing and being ongratulated on the splendid victory ior Mr. Sessions in Kossuth county. The third party prohibition vote was cut down from 36 last year to 33 this year. Mr. Sessions will be one of the most useful members of the legislature. Whittemoro Champion: Schilling's minstrels at Algona last Monday nighl were a grand success. They are one oi ;he best troupes on the road no doubt. Those who attended from Whittemore were highly entertained. They eclipse Haverley's in Chicago in appearance and we would add ability. Some ol their jokes were slightly stale, but when we consider the scarcity of the 'resh article the smoothness of their •epetition will sometimes atone for .heir age. The Sanborn Sun Scays our wolf scalp 'akir worked in O'Brien: Baker is a ypical hunter and trapper in appearance, and easily worked the county officials until he ran across Auditor Winterble of this county, with about $60 worth of his wolf hides. That ever jareful official refused to pay the boun- ;y and told the stranger to file his bill and the board of supervisors would act upon it at the next meeting, This the ichemer said he would do in a few days mt he failed to again show up. Eugene Schaffter in the Eagle Grove Jazette makes the following note of the isit of Supt, Hughes' party to see the 1 Masked Ball:" The party did indeed >njoy the play at Algona and had a most pleasant evening in the gem of an pera house that was. dedicated early n this year. The play was by one of ?rohman's companies, and was the best :omedy we ever saw outside of Chicago. The courtesies extended by the opera louse management were fully appre- iated, as we intended to have said last veek, but overlooked it. West Bend Journal: Jim Cowan, ontractor and builder of Algona, made he Journal office a call Friday on his eturn from atrip overland to thesouth •art of the state on business Jmil Chrischilles of Whittemore, ac- ompanied by Dr. Eastman of Platt- ille, Wis., were West Bend visitors Monday. The doctor owns considera- ile land between here and Whittemore nd makes an annual visit looking after ila interests here. He is highly 'leased with this part of the Lord's ineyard, and entertains a high opinion f the agricultural prospects of the uture. Bancroft Register: Among the many amusing features of the past cam- aign were the circulars gotten out by ome bunch of Algona democrats and eddied around through the north end f the county. They were not scattered roadcast, but kept by the faithful and tiown to the voters long enough to be ead, but the emmissaries were too lutious to let them get scattered. Wo do not know the language of the ocutnents, but it was an appeal to the American voters to "stand solidly gainst the Swedes, who already had antrol of Minnesotaand were trying for lisstate. "The names of Chairman Hagard, Dr. Sheetz and Matson were orged as signers. The scheme failed work, however, and acted as a boom- rang against the party which was epresented in the missionary work of istributing them by an Algona liveryman. i Arthur F. Clark, son of S. M, Clark f the Gate City, manager for the co- aedian, John Drew, ~ig alarmingly ill t New York with spinal meningitis, rbich has assumed the typhoid form. Mr. Clark is one of the most brilliant nd widely known of Iowa's young men " bis. friends are much alarmed- ODD THIMS IK THE MAILS, The Chief of Which, However, Being SttflefsertetlbiiS and. Bad Spelling Mail Agent E. H. Slagle fells of Some o the Things He Mas Seen and What Me Did with Them. The following interesting account o some mall clerk experiences with bad penmanship was written by E. H Slagle for the Winnebago Summit: A person employed in Uncle Sam's mail service sees many curious speci ffiens of chirography and orthography which are intended for addresses on mail matter. The public often finds fault, and perhaps justly in some in stances, that letters are missent or never reach their destination at all No doubt in handling millions of pieces of mail which is constantly being sen out mistakes occur. No one is so in fallible as to be proof against making occasional error, but by far the greater number of errors are made by the senders, and not by those whose duty it is to dispatch it properly. Suppose for example a business firm is sending out 600 letters. Three hundred are for postoffices in Illinois anc 200 for offices in Iowa. Let a clerk address those to Illinois offices and after he has written the word Illinois 300 times the chances are that when he begins to address those to Iowa he will substitute—unconsciously—Illinois for Iowa. What is the consequence? Why, the letters are sent to clerks who distribute Iowa mail. Those addressed Illinois—which should be Iowa—are not in either state. The clerk receiving such letters must send them to the " inquiry division" R. M. S. marked as 'Nixes, where a force of clerks is employed in deciphering addresses, changing names of states to correspond with the offices, supply addresses, when the state is omitted or when mail is addressed to a railroad station, where there is no postoffice, or offices that are "dead," having been discontinued. Sometimes writers neglect to put on any state at all. In that case what is to be done with mail addressed to Forest City? You may think you are the only Forest City. You may be the city but not the only one. Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota each have an office by that name. Could anyone wonder then that a letter addressed simply to Forest City should be delayed L n reaching its proper destination? have seen a letter addressed to the above named office having four states added. Of course it finally reached the proper place. It is no uncommon occurrence to see mail addressed to Milwaukee, Minn., or Chicago, Iowa, or Denver, Cal., and so on, but these are always sent to the largest office by that lame and usually reach the place intended. I once received a very heavy mail pouch, which on being opened con- ;ained a wooden box weighing IS pounds. Letter postage amounting to several dollars had been paid on it, and it had the appearance of the interior of a kaleidoscope. Of course this could not be transmitted through the mails and was returned to the postofflce. I have copied a few addresses or hieroglyphics which will serve to show the ignorance or carelessness of letter writers. Think of the time and pa- ;ience required to decipher this: Meullgnuttu Tjova," which was intended for Jewell Junction, Iowa, or "kiel- quinek" for Kilkenney, Minn., or 'Munkjester" for Manchester. Could I but reproduce the writing as it .ap- >ears you would think the English anguagc "fearfully and wonderfully made." I have seen Maquoketa, Iowa, ipelled Macorkety, Macakety, Macok- ty, Sioux City spelled Susity, Sux Sitty, and Susyti, but when it comes to polling Cedar Rapids Cider Rabbits, ind Seeder Rapits, and Cedar Falls with the same Seeder it forcefully sug- jests that McGuffey has been neglected. A letter addressed to "Lost Station or liost Nation I don't know which" was ent to Lost Nation, Iowa, and another addressed to Cyclone was sent to Porne- oy, Iowa. The person who addressed i letter to Coldfacts, Iowa, must have jeen paying doctor bills for an unfortunate at Colfax Springs, and the man vho sent an epistle to Gordon, Scoot Do., must have been afraid of the sheriff of Jordan, Scott county, Minn., and was prepared to " scoot" at any time. Countless examples might be cited to ihow why mail is frequently missent or lelayed, but these will serve to show hat not all the blame should attach to imployes of the mail service. ' It is also interesting to note the en- .orsements placed upon envelopes. Many are marked "In haste," or "P. VI, send quick" or "deliver at once." '. once saw this endorsement: "If not lelivered in 5 days may Heaven or I—11 be yours." Sometimes the a' .ress is written in one corner or across he end of the envelope, and now and hen for the convenience of those handing mail the address is placed on the iack of the envelope or is written so xceedingly fine that a clerk needs a microscope to read it. All such whims nly retard rapid work in distribution, nd cause an endless amount of annoy- nce. But when the poet breaks forth n some such style as this: To Des Moines, Iowa, Let me fly, There in the postofflce Let me lie, Till Clara Jones Some fine day Shall to her home Bear me away. The clerk becomes almost mad, but banks to nature's gifts such poets are ew. The United States mail service is the est in the world and no effort is being pared to raise the standard of efflcien- y in all departments. Let the people Iso do their share and complaints will ecome fewer and more perfect service rill be promoted. KOSSUTg AT THE FAIB. 'lie County Sent 1,394 by Actual count at a T*t»» cost of $ee,soo- BaUway Figures ypy Jt. TBS UFPES DBS MOINES has been at feiP Wckets gpJ4 at the railway etatione reports ffom all but If vingtdfl and gwea City. The stations reportingjife Wesley, Whittemore, Sextofl, Luveffle. Burt, Bancroft, Ledyard, Germania and Algona. No accounting was made of the Kossuth people who Went from El* more, Cor with, West Bend, Bode, aiid Livermore, as probably those worn other counties going from the stations reporting would balance the account. The total number of tickets sold as shown by the railroad books is 1,324. Irvington and Swea City would doubtless bring this to 1,400 for the county. But taking the 1,324 and estimatin the average cost of each at $50, whic! is not ex'cesstve, the total cost to the county has been $66,200. Probably few counties in Iowa having ho greater population have sent more to Chicago than Kossuth. Among the outside towns Wesley sold the greatest number of tickets. THESE ABE OFFICIAL. The Figures from the Election Returns as Counted, by the Board—An increased Republican Majority. The county fathers have been wearing a smite ever since Monday morning when they began opening the poll books. As each return showed an increasing republican majority the smile increased, and Senator Chubb and Ben. F. Smith especially wore a benignant air as they surveyed the figures by which they are chosen to remain in the county service. The officially counted give majorities away above anything known in late years and that show that Kossuth is as solidly republican as she ever was. The count is as follows: For Governor- Jackson i 1.700 Boies 1,375 Joseph 141 Mitchell 33 Jackson's plurality 385 For Lieutenant Governor— Dungan 1,774 Bestow 1,344 Anderson 142 Reed 34 Dungan's plurality 430 For Supreme Judge- Robinson 1,777 CHggett 1,344 Weeus 141 Harvey 22 Robinson's plurality 43, For Superintendent— Sabln i 784 Knoepfler 1,341 Woodrow 14E Mix 21 SaWn's plurality 443 For Railway Commissioner- Luke 1,778 Bowman 1,341 Idle '142 Button o E Luke's plurality 437 For Representative- Sessions 1,808 Lund i 388 Parsons 22£ Sessions' plurality 280 For Treasurer- Spencer 1,703 Smith 1,400 Davison 130 Spencer's plurality g For Sheriff- Samson 1,778 Pettibone 1,388 Davis 120 Samson's plurality 300 For Superintendent— Reed 1,781 Whitney 375 Reed's majority 1,400 For Supervisors— Chubb 1,714 Smith 1,708 Lichty 1,305 Johnson 1,345 Hanna 174 Christianson 130 Chubb's plurality 340 Smith's plurality 453 For Coroner- Morse 1,708 Henin 1,332 Morse's majority 466 For Surveyor— Telller 1,808 Sheridan 73 John Wood i Telller's plurality 1,730 Jail Tax— or.... 5. Against .1,253 Majority 733 Election Notes. Dr. Morso gets the highwater majority of 466. There were 71 defective ballots, 23 of them being in Wesley. The total vote of the county this year is 3,284 as against 3,289 last year, Jackson's plurality of 385 is over 100 gain from last year, while such pluralities as 430, 443, and B. F. Smith's 453 are "out of sight." Such names as Lincoln, Garfleld, Harrison, etc., don't seem to signify when it comes to township politics. They belong to pretty democratic strongholds. Eagle township gets the medal. It gave all republican votes, but one for the state prohibition ticket, and all straight republican votes from representative down. The jail tax was beaten in every township but three ward_s in Algona, where it had a small majority. It got some votes, however, in every precinct but Hebron. Hebron gave every yote against it. PLEASANT MEMOBIEB OP KOSSUTH, Prof. E, R, Eldrldge Recalls Teachers' Institutes of Twenty Years Ago, In a recent letter toSupt. Reed, Prof. Eldridge writes from Troy, Ala., where he is at the head of a state normal school, and says: Twenty years ago today, returning :rom conducting an institute at Spencer, I stopped at Algona and contracted with Miss Wooster, then county superintendent, to conduct a one-week institute at Algona in December following. YOU will remember the session, 'or you were there. I could almost call the roll of that and the institute of ihe next April, yet. The faces come up before my mind as distinct as if it were but a year ago. Ah, those were aappy days to me, as were the years after, when I returned to Kossuth county. I formed friendships in three- fourths of Iowa's counties in the 18 years from 1870 to 1888, but in none vere they dearer than in Kossuth." Pen. Birdsall, the Wright county who was ia the Gp}. Clarke »t- te EALLY IK A SNOW STOBM. It Required More than Bad Weather to tftset the Regtibilcatt Meeting Saturday Night, Much Enthusiasm aiid Several Speeches of Merit Marked the Evening's Entertainment. . A year ago on the Saturday following election the first bad storm of the year occurred. The democrats had fine floats arranged for their parade, but had to leave them and content themselves with declaring that the weather had gone republican. Last Saturday again the weather protested against a political rally, the first snow of the year setting in most disagreeably in the afternoon, and Chairman Haggard very properly opening the republican speechmaking by saying that the weather was about the only thing the party did not seem to have charge of. But in spite of all a good audience gathered at the court house, and many were in from the country. The exercises opened with a few preliminary remarks by local speakers. Mr. Sessions thanked the people of the town and county for the compliment that had been paid him and gave a> brief report of the big rally at Des Moines, which he and John G. Smith had attended the night before, which is said to have been the largest one ever held in the state. W. B. Quarton made an entertaining short talk and A. A. Brunson was heartily applauded for his five minutes' review of the contest. W..S. Kenworthy of Oskaloosa was introduced. Mr.' Kenworthy was billed for a speech at Algona during the campaign, but was taken to Bancroft instead for their meeting and was invited to Algona for the ratification. He spoke about an hour on the issues in the various states and congratulated the people on each victory, winning very enthusiastic applause at various points. Mr. Kenworthy was at one time reading clerk in congress and acted in that capacity at the republican state convention last August. Altogether the rally was very successfully conducted. The good-natured character of our political contests was testified by the illuminations made in such places as Jas. Taylor's store, the Courier office, the sheriff's office and others. The fact is as Mr. Kenworthy said that the defeat of Judge Maynard and the election of Judge Gary have, not caused any democratic sorrow in Iowa, and even getting out of passing the Schmidt bill here in lo.wa is not as great a sorrow as it might be. Mr. Kenworthy in his remarks paid Mr. Haggard a compliment for his services as county chairman and said that the state over more is due to county chairmen than to any others for effective campaign work. NEW BUILDINGS IN WESLEY. New Stores Being Put In—A Contested. Election Case—A Happy Mor- ralge—Other Local Events. WESLEY, Iowa, Nov. 13.—J. W. Hopkins is suffering from a very sore hand, caused by being kicked by a horse. H. C. Hollenbeck is improving the looks of his store room by giving it a coat of paint. Thos. Gray shipped two car loads of hogs last Saturday evening. Frank Kernan is hauling the lumber for a new house to be erected on his farm a mile and a half north of town. F. A. Corey, who has been sick for some time with typhoid fever, is some better now. Rev. Herrington of Whittemore held Baptist service last Sunday at the Floyd school house east of town. H. McCutchin went to Arena, Wis., Sunday, returning Tuesday. The Wesley Reporter now occupies the building formerly occupied by the Security bank. Guy M. Butts was married last Thursday, Nov. 9, to Miss Mamie Ehliers of Plymouth. After the ceremony was over the new married couple took the train for Chicago, where they will stop until the 21st, when they will return to Wesley and settle down to housekeeping in the neat and commodious house Guy has just recently built. We join with their many friends in wishing them a prosperous and happy journey through life. Mr. G. W. 1 Eddy is having a stone wall put under the building formerly occupied by the Wesley Reporter. He intends to give it a general overhauling both inside and out and put in a neat stock of oandifes. We wish him success, J. P. Johnson has opened up a • store in the building formerly occupied by E. F. Bacon. He is carrying a full stock of general merchandise. It is rumored that there will be another drug store started hero before long. Why not have a Keeley institute in connection with it? The election passed off quietly here with no excitement to speak of, Gus, Paulson wanted to vote but was challenged on the ground that his father was not a citizen, Gustaf being born in Sweden also. But to make sure of it he went to Algona and got legal advice and found out that he was not a legal voter. He says at the next term of court he will have matters arranged so that he can help elect McKinley in '96, Rev. Radcliff is conducting a successful revival meeting at the El well school .house eight miles north of town, J. E. McMullen of Wesley has been assisting- him at intervals, while last Sunday evening quite a number of our town people went out to attend the meeting. The supreme court of Iowa decided a case this week which will probably re^ suit in the death of many vicious dogs. It was the case of Cameron vs. O'Brien an action to recover damages from the owner of a dog that barked and frightened the plaintiff's horse. The plaintiff was thrown and injured and brought suit for $1.500 damages. The jury gave him a verdict for that amount and the owner of the dog appealed to the supreme court, which confirmed and says in strong words that owners of barking and vicious dogs are responsible for all damages caused by such dogs and that the owners keep them, at their own, peril. The decision opens the way for he easy recovery of heavy

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