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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1894. VOL. XXVII1-NO. 43. OPERA. Opera House. Opera House Grocery. The last is the climax and of course the most important. If you buy your groceries there, you can afford to go to see the others. Come and see Angelina. M. Z. Grove & Son, GEAR WILL BE SENATOR, He Was Nominated by the Bepubltc* ana, Monday Evening, on the Third Ballot, The first of the Series of Mr. Young's Legislative Letters—The Gatch Bill —Legislative Notes. John H. Gear was nominated for United States senator Monday evening on the third ballot. On the first ballot he had 42 votes, on the second 50, and on the third 57. The highest vote for the others was: Perkins, 12; Hepburn, 19; Cummins, 15; Stone, 13; Lacy, 10; Coffin, 4. These figures show that Gear's success was inevitable. The only possibility of defeating him lay in combining the opposition. This was out of the question because ninny of the other candidates preferred Gear if Uiey could not win themselves. There was no feeling in the state which warranted a combination against Gear. lie is one of the best-posted men on public affairs in Washington, is independent, has never been the tool of any interest, and if as old a man was to be chosen ho was easily entitled to the honor. THE UPPER DBS MoiNES believed and still believes that younger men should fill such positions. But "Old Business" was young enough for the boys in Des Moines, and may make a stir at Washington. S. S. Sessions voted for Gear. S .New Goods Are In. Our Fall stock is now in, and we have a complete line oi all kinds of Dry G-oods, Carpets, Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks and Jackets and in Dress G-oods we have an elegant line. In Clothing for men and boys we still have a small stock on hand which we are closing out cheap. We have a larger stock of Shoes than ever before, nearly all new, all of which we will sell at the lowest possible prices. . L. GALBMITH & CO. Blankets, Robes, and At Cost At F, S, Stough's, looking- For a cook stove or range, yemember I handle the..._._ Garland, Also Heath & MUUgan Paints, Iron aud Wood Pumps. please call and get prices and look my stock over, Lafe Toung'B Letter. DBS MOINES, Jan. 16.— The reader must understand at the beginning of this series of letters that their sole object shall be to keep him informed con- corning the most important events that may occur in the general assembly. No attempt will be made at fine writing. The object shall be to give as much news as possible within the allotted space. All statements shall be impartial. . Little need be said concerning the inauguration. The weather was a little bit chilly, not so nice as it was the day before, nor as pleasant as it was the day after. The crowd was simply immense. The arrangement pertaining to managing the crowd was not good. There was a perfect jam in the rotunda. A number of ladies fainted and were carried out. The music by the state band was superb. The band is greatly improved and will be a credit to Iowa at the midwinter fair. Rev. Crozier, who offered the prayer, made it entirely too long. The oath of office was administered to the governor and lieutenant governor by Judge Granger of the- supreme court. Gov. Jackson's inaugural address was delivered in a clear, ringing voice and was well received. After the ceremony was over the vast crowd that had filled every part of the capitol building gradually moved out. The next day the platform in the rotunda with all its decorations was removed and Jackson was in the executive office, Boies was a private citizen, and the government of Iowa had experienced a peaceful revolution, a change of rulers only possible in a government by the people. Both branches of the general assembly are now completely organized, and by the time this letter reaches your readers the senatorial contest will be settled and the regular work of the session will begin. The first four weeks will be taken up as usual by the introduction of bills, their reference to committees, the printing of the same, and other preliminary work. The visiting committees will go out and later their reports will have to be printed. During all this time the members will be thinking matters over and getting in a, frame of mind for the intelligent consideration of the important bills that will be before their committees. The first four weeks of any session may seem to be wasted, but they are, really not. It may appear at the end of the session that the work has all been done in a hurry within the last ten days of the term, but that will not be true. The last ten days simply witness, the round-up of the work of six or seven weeks. THE GATOH BILL. ' The bill known two years ago as the "Gatch Bill" has been presented in the senate by Senator Brower of Hancock, who voted for it two years ago. The senator feels that his course has been vindicated by the recent election. The bill which will hereafter be known as the Brower bill provides that upon the presentation of a petition signed by one-fifth of the voters of any county, the board of supervisors shall submit to the voters of the county the question whether or not liquor may be sold or manufactured in such county. The bill provides that a second election shall not be held within less than three years from the time of the first and thereafter pot oftener than once in five years. Section three provides that no shall be granted for }fce sale p? permits at the county election. Section four provides that all applications for permits shall be by petition to the district court, setting forth that the applicant is of respectable character, and shall bo signed by the owner of the premises on which the sale is to be carried on and by a majority of the resident free holders on both sides of the street on which it Is to b* carried on, to the distance of 200 feet in each direction therefrom. Section six provides that the fee for a permit shall not bo less than $500 per annum and such additional sum as shall be fixed by the municipality. The city council, town council, or board of supervisors, as the case may be, shall certify to the clerk of the district court the additional amount of the fee fixed by them. The entire fee shall be paid into the county treasury, and §500 thereof shall go into the county fund, and all in excess of $500 shall be paid over to tho treasurer of the city, incorporated town, or clerk of the township wherein the business is to be carried on. Section eight provides that no person shall be granted a permit unless he shall first give bond in the sum of $5,000, conditioned that he will not violate any of the provisions of the act. Section nine provides that no liquor can be sold within 300 feet of any public school. Section 10 provides for the punishment of violations of the law. Section 11 provides that no person holding a permit shall keep the windows or glass doors of his place of business obstructed by screens. Sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 provide for the manner of collecting damages from holders of permits, who have violated the law by giving or selling liquor to minors or habitual drunkards. LEGISLATIVE NOTES. There are 34 republicans in the senate and 16 democrats. In the house there are 78 republicans and 22 democrats. There are but two parties represented. The good women who favor woman's suffrage are preparing to make an effort in behalf of a constitutional amendment, giving women the ballot. For several years past the ladies have been quiet on this subject, but now that the republicans have the legislature by such a large majority, the dear sisters feel encouraged. The house committee on tho suppression of intemperance is completed as follows: Funk of Hardin, VanGilder, Morrison, Smith, Chassel, Myerley, Watters, Lauder, Saberson, Bitterman, Sawyer, Morris, Martin, Reed, Davis, Stillmunkes, and Ross. A majority of this committee are strong prohibitionists; still the committee is made up in the interest of the fulfillment of the republican platform. By occupation the members are class ified as follows: Senate—Lawyers, 15; farmers, 13; merchants, 5; physicians, 5; journalists, 3; bankers, 3; contractors, 2; manufacturer, 1; pharmacist, 1; civil engineer, 1; minister, 1. House- Lawyers, 21; editors, 3; mechanic, 1; farmers, 41; merchants, 6; lumbermen, 2; physicians, 4; teacher, 1; druggist, 1; real estate, 5; ministers, 2; county officer, 1; bankers, 4; stock dealer, 1; retired, 1; agricultural implements, 1: millers, 2; civil engineer, 1; occupation unknown, 2. In nativity Ohio leads in both houses, as eleven of the senators and eighteen members of the house were born in the Buckeye state. Seven senators and nine members of the house were born in Illinois, and only six senators and ten members of the house were born in Iowa, and eight senators and ten representatives were born under other flags than the American. The old soldiers are well represented, with twenty- three in tbe senate and thirty in the house. L. YOUNG. Selling at Cost. G> That is what we are doing on our stock of Overshoes, Overs, . . Felts, . . Rubbers, . And All Foot Wear. <t Our prices before you buy. Langdon & Hudson. The Grange Store. ANNUAL * January Sale. Commencing January 1st, is now in progress.——a^. To Clear Surplus Stock— Very low prices are made on all Woolens, Flannels, Hosiery, Yarns and Knit Goods. New Store! New Store! tfotice. All persons are hereby warned against par-chasing any notes signed by us or either of as, as the same were given without cftfnsideration, and on account of fraudulent representations, and will not be paid by us. ALBERT MAWCLE. 43t3 W. H. MARICLE. James Patterson, ^ SUCCESSOR TO BAILEY BROS, I am now ready for business, and invite all patrons of Bailey Bros, and all my friends and former patrons, in fact everybody to call on me at my new store in Cowles' block, where you will find a complete stock of first-class groceries, at prices to meet all competition. Goods delivered promptly to all parts of the city. Cowles' block, State st,,'Algona. JAMES PATTERSON. oj? Do You Want to MaKe Money* xV great many have been in and bought a year's supply of boots and shoes simply because they make money by doing so. WM. CORDINGLEY. CLOTHING sales agent wanted for Algona and vicinity. Liberal commissions paid, and we furnish the best and most complete outfit every provided by any house. Write at once for tevrns, and send references. Wanumakep & Brown, Philadelphia, Pa. CALL on F. S. Stough for arctics. He sells them cheap. -«r— • BE sure and make Angelina a call at the Opera House Grocery. THE best towels for the money ever sold in Algona, tbis'weefc ^ Taylor's. —— v * as4 salsaee,' jackets in all tbe styles; alia at"Oftlhl'H.ith',, I Am Here. In the dark un^ less you come into the, open light to ^le my new and neat stock of Dru<*s, Perfumes, \ d Sun^ dries. Try me, \ The New Druggist, THI ALGONA SUPPLY HOUSE Uste you anything 18 tie Uae oi CRBAMER7 : SUPPLIES, when to 00 YOU WANT AH AUSTpilR?