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THE tlPPEtt ms MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 2, 180R 8k* tippet 3)0 *BI»Ti TBAK. BY iNOMAM A WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy* one year »l.60 aiSoopy, Bli months 75 One copy, throe months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or- fl« at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES. BIENNIAL ELECTIONS. The biennial election idea seems to develop a much larger following than was anticipated, the vote in the senate last Thursday on this proposition being 42 to 2. Like ottier regulations which area part of the fundamental law, this measure must be passed by two successive legislatures and then adopted by a Vote of the people before it can become operative, a process which is tedious and time-consuming, but one which will give the people ample opportunity to consider and determine 'whether they Want it or not. If there is a state in which there is more politics than is required for the good of its people, Iowa seems to be the one. Other states find relief in the biennial plan. It gives them at least every odd year in which they are free from the annoyances consequent upon caucuses, conventions, elections, and politics the whole year through. If it costs the state $100,000 for each general election, then the matter of expense is one which should cut a figure, and become a factor in the solution of the problem. WHAT MAY HAPPEN. The serious question which presents itself in connection with the Maine disaster is that of possible war butween the United States and Spain. Tho relations between the two countries are strained, to say the least of It. That war is possible can scarcely be denied. That itis probable may well be doubted. What is likely to happen, providing the explosion of the Maine is shown to have been the result of external causes, is the question that first occurs to the average mind. If i-eliance is to be placed on press reports no doubt now exists that the . destruction of the great battle ship was not the result of accident, but was caused by a torpedo or mine in Havana harbor, placed there by enemies of this country, though possibly without the knowledge of the Spanish government, These reports, however, come as e result of information gained or said to be had from the expert divers who have been for some days engaged about the wreck. The fact that they are no official should be reason enough for no jumping at conclusions in a mattei which may well be considered serious The official inquiry into the causes o the explosion is progressing as rapidly as possible. The results of the inves tigation may not, however, be known for some days, nor will they be mad public until such time as they com through official channels. The mem bers of that board are maintaining, and will continue to maintain absoluti secrecy as to the evidence found, not withstanding the popular clamor fo the facts. This is in line with the only sensible course. The advice of Capt Sigsby to withhold judgment until sucl time as the facts are fully known show: him a level-headed and cautious man What may happen, in case the ex plosion is shown to have been the worl of treachery, is a- matter to be con sidered later, but it is not difficult tc foretell what must inevitably occu under certain contingencies. If it i found to be certainly the work of i torpedo, then Spain must answer for it Under such circumstances Presiden McKinley could not do less than de mand indemnity for the loss of th battle ship and the lives of the seamen estimated at the present time to aggre gate $15,000,000. It then remains to b seen what Spain will do about it; The presumption is that she will refuse and attempt to shirk the responsibility of the disaster, in which event no other honorable course is left open for the United States but to begin hostilities fit once. The pursuance of any other plan would leave this country subjeo to the jeers of every civilized nation on the face of the globe. The administra tlon will not be found wanting when the critical point is reached. War is horrible in any form. It is easy to begin, but not so easy to stop it It may be argued that Spain is bank rupt and unable to carry on a war with this or any other country, but the fact cannot be lost sight of that a contest of this character would certainly be attended with a large loss of life and jnjlllons of dollars worth of property. The president is approaching a possible crisis with a caution which amounts to extreme conservatism, and his course |p to be commended by all right-minded people who view the situation unin Huenoedby tjje element 'of jingoism which seems to pervade only a limited paiods. COMMENT, Carroll H.e,ra}d, which maybe to pt>M688 inside Information, : w&y wW f<^ Mends Pi Governor ( >v pereiBt }n waking him a powlble can~ " ". 0i$j$» 'ISW&orl • We do f becoming a candidate. His ambition 6 to get back to the precedent by which oWft governors have been serving four ears instead of two aa in the cases of Gov- rnors Drake and Jackson. Shaw wants .0 be a two-term governor, we believe, and s not thinking of the United States sona- .orship. It is said the much-wanted auditor- urn at Des Motnes is at last an assured act. It is given out that the plans have ieen completed and Work will begin early n the spring. It is proposed to erect a tructure 132 feet square, to cost $40,000, md seat 5,400 people. Des Moines is the atural convention city for Iowa, not alone or political gatherings, but for all sorts of meetings, and all Iowa will be glad to •enow that the auditorium idea has crystal- zed. The state fair will be held as usual his year. This determination has been •eaehcd by an agreement with Des Moines business men to close their stores for a half day on "Des Moines day," and send their employes to the fair. The executive committee of the fair are asking $5,000 from .ho legislature to help the society out. It •emains to be seen whether thoy get it or not. The state fair should be run on a bus- ness basis, antl made to pay expenses. Tho latter could bo accomplished with the right kind of management. Senator Billy Mason of Illinois fights the Spaniards bravely in his senate speeches. Would ho bo as willing to shoulder his musket in case of actual hostilities? President McKinloy's conservatism s tho bulwark of tho nation's safety. Ho will do no rash thing in our prospective troubles with Spain. The Emmetsburg Democrat is engaged in the innocent diversion of laying Judge Quarton on the shelf and electing lounty Attorney Raymond to tho judgeship in his place. If political overturnings wore accomplished as easily as tho Demo- jrat's article would suggest, what a snap tho newspapers would have. F. H. Helsoll of Buona Vista county is said to be in the field to succeed Judge Thomas in case tho latter becomes a candidate for congress. Ho is a good man and a lawyer of ability. Tho Chicaga Tribune is for war first and indemnity afterwards. It seems a little early for agitation of the judicial nomination, but candidates are developing. Mr. Mori Ing of Emmetsburg is said to be a candidate to succeed Judge Quarton, and while ho is a man well versed in legal lore and undoubtedly wel fitted for judicial honors, we mistake tho temper of the people of this district if thcj fail to give Judge Quarton a second term practically without opposition. Kossutl; county, particularly, will send a delegation to the convention that will see that his Interests aro well cared for. The municipal contest in Des Moines ended Monday In the choice of MeVicui delegates in every ward in the city. , Tho republicans of tho capital city have in dulged in a bitter fight and have said some very mean things about one another, bu we trust they were chiefly campaign roor backs, intended only for publication am not as an evidence of good faith. Des Moines republicans generally got togethei when the proper time comes. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Emmetsburg Tribune has in dulged in the luxury of a new cylindei press. Emmetsburg's postofflce is now locat ed in a new building erected expressly for it. Theo. Myhre, F. M. Gruwell, and Geo. Robins of Estherville started foi Klondike last week. Estherville Democrat: Algona is again talking electric lights. That's about as far as she ever gets. George A. Frink has decided to try farming and is moving up into Union township, so says the Wesley Reporter A Livermore man is buying dogs foi Klondike and shipping them to Minneapolis. Most Iowa towns could furnish him all he wants. Fred Scott, clerk of the Tennani house, Algona, attended to K, P. ban quet here Thursday evening, says the Palo Alto Tribune, James Pringle at Emmetsburg planted fifteen pear trees some time ago anc he claims that they are thrifty anc promise to do well. Ernest Laage has decided to leave Sexton, and will move soon to Wesley, chiefly for the purpose of getting better educational advantages for his boys. It is reported that ice to the depth of 18 inches was chopped out of the bottom of one of the Standard Oil company's tanks the last of the week in Emmetsburg. Bancroft Register: A second paper is soon to be launched at Wesley, the outfit being already ordered. There is no town in the county outside of Algona that can support two papers, A stock company is being formed for the purpose of erecting a $10,000 hotel in Garner. Offers have been made to take one-half the stock and the balance of stock will be placed without any trouble. Among the multifarious reputations that Kossuth county gets here is the latest: Lon Lillibrige of Whittemore recently won a six-round glove contest at Berlin, Iowa. The other fellow in the mill was Ed. Weise. Bro. Bennett of the Emraetsbnrg Reporter is suffering the results of an accident by which he had a finger smashed in his cylinder press. Added ,o this, as if misfortunes never can. come singly, he is laid up with a touch of the grip. Over at Garner'Curt Ripley has his £lpnd}ke dog pretty well trailed for his Alaska trip. The dog can'handle with ease a load of SOO pounds live weight and make good time. Curt ravels about 80 miles a day in his raiujpg school. Will Joyce of that place will go to Alaska ioon to take charge of a bank in which i number of Palo Alto parties will be more or less interested. A meeting was held in Chicago last week for the irrang^ment of preliminary matters. Speaking of the Whalen case, on the court docket of this county, the Emmetsburg Tribune says: It is said that little circumstance has come to light ,hat may result in the full exonera- ,ion of James Whalen of the charge mnging over him and for which he will bo retried at the next term of court at Algona. Major Darrah, one of tho Emmetsburg party which left for Klondike two veeks ago, writes from Seattle to the Democrat. He advises prospective tlondikers to buy their outfits at Seat,le, where they can be had cheaply. 3e remarks incidentally that Seattle ias more liars to the square foot than any other spot in the world. Wesley Reporter: Earl Palmer, eacher at Buffalo Fork, is reported iO have become mentally unbalanced n school the other day and struck a jirl on the face and breast with a large stick, and otherwise giving evidence jf his non compos mentis. Ho will be ooked after by tho proper authorities. Speaking of Esthorvillo's now cloth- ng firm tho Esthervillo Democrat says: Messrs. George Kraft of Brook- yn, Iowa, and Chas. Kraft of Algona arrived here Monday evening and at once began the invoice of the Reanoy clothing stock which thoy have rccont- y purchased. Tho Kraft Clothing company, by which tho firm will be known, is one of tho strongest firms of tho kind in tho state. They own and are conducting five clothing establish ments in tho state at present, and we ire informed will open up another at Port Madison in the near future. Mr. has. Kraft, a very pleasant, accommodating and experienced business man, will manage the establishment at this place. The Clarion Monitor hits a hog story of its own: While removing an old straw stack on the farm of Albert Rich ardson of Wall Lake township a few days ago a discovery was made that sounds rather "fishy," though the truth of the statement is vouched for ti,y Mr. Richardson, than whom a more truthful man is not to ho found anywhere. As tho workmen approached the ground in the center of the stack they discovered that some live object was underneath and proceeded to see what it was. Imagine their surprise on finding a live hog which was little more than skin andbones. Theanimal was taken out, put in a warm place anc fed now milk, but tho diet was oithet too rich or too great a quantity was given, for despite the care taken the porker only lived one day. Tho straw was threshed in October, 1895. BUFFALO CENTER FIEE. Fanned by n Strong Wind, Flumes Wlpo Out $50,000 Worth of Prop- erty—Jjlst of tho IjOBses. A disastrous firo occunvrl »t Buffalo Center last Friday, laying waste a large portion of tho business houses Tho lire broke out about 2 o'clock in tho basement of E. E. Elder & Go's general store. The loss is estimated a 1 $50,000, well covered by insurance Part of those who suffered losses by the fire are: Ulland & Co,, bankers, $6,500; instance $5,000. ,T. R. Perry, building occupied by H C. Gooder's drug store, loss $0,000; in surance $3,000. P. M. Joico, two buildings occupied by E. W. Elder & Go's, general store loss $10,000; insurance $6,000. J. M. Dahl, store building occupied by Thompson Bros.' furniture store loss $5,000; insurance $8,000. G. W. Hadigan, meat market build ing, loss $3,000; no insurance. The fire was gotten under control about? o'clock in the afternoon, after al most superhuman efforts by the fire men. The wind was blowing from the west on the start and tho fire district at that time was protected from the wind by the Johnson hotel, but aftei the south end of the block had burnet the wind whipped around to the north and favored the firemen, and was soon under control. TAKEN TO JNDEPENDENOE. James James Again liecomos Unmanageable and Is Returned to the Asylum. James James of Wesley was returnee to the asylum at Independence yesterday. He has been there two or three times, and each time permitted to come home on the theory that ho was at least harmless if not entirely cured, But his malady returned, and on Sunday he was pacing up and down the streets at Wesley in a demented condition, and an examination by the commissioners of insanity resulted in the action as stated. His case is a sad one, and it is hoped the care he gets at the asylum will eventually restore him to mental soundness. Tho Cause of Cuba. Following is the program for the meeting to be held next Sunday after noon at 3 o'clock, at the court house, to discuss the question of what should be done for the Cuban sufferers: Voluntary Mr. Leon Smith Vocal solo Miss Crete Goddard History of Spanish Rule In Cuba. .T. J. Julian Dondltion of Affairs in Cuba. .Harvey Ingham Vocal solo Arthur Tellier Conduct of the Spanish War T. P. Cooke Music Baptist choir Justice of the Cuban Cause P. E. Day Vocal solo Daisy Combs How Aid Sent to the Sufferers Will Help the Insurgents Rev. Buchanan Music Quartette What Should Our Government Do for „ Cuba E. B.Butler Vocal solo Fred Puller The Same Old Speech. Sao Sun: Sao City is not the only place where the Cherry sisters failed ;o complete their program. AtHarlan a few days before, after the "eulogy," which opened the program, a shower of vegetables fell upon the stage and ihe elder sister appeared and made the ollowing speech which has a familiar ring: "There is nobody but bums lere. We don't have to play for bums, and won't. This show is out. You may consider yourself dismissed." BARGAINS at the remnant eale next '-• * and Tuesday. O&o. L. GAWBBAirg. AS SEEN IN THE BIG CITY. REFLECTIONS BY HAEVET SLAGLE. Showing How All Slmdes of Humanity Are Represented In Great Trade Centers. The world moves. The rich and the poor, the high find the low, the cultured and the Ignorant, each have a place in making up the vast multitude we call population. The city, that vast maelstrom of good and evil, into whose vortex the world seems moving, Is where one may see, and mingle with any class he may choose, unless it be the four hundred, and even that exclusive set, that opens its arms to embrace the foreigner who comes laden with erudition, and returns laden with American dollars, to write a satire upon our society us he sees it, is notim- pregnable to the attack of the impostor who wears fine clothes and speaks more than his mother tongue. In a city one may also enjoy his own society and bo "alone in London" though surrounded by thousands of people. Ho may walk the streets for days and not sec one familiar face. Look where ho will, and a hustling, hurrying, anxious crowd throngs the highway, fills tho street cars, blocks tho passage ways. If one looks more closely he will see that some are poorly clad, others gaudily appareled, while still others are shivering from tho cold, their thin garments scarcely covering their bodies. To get a better view, I, in ray imagination climb to tho pinnacle of the tern pie and look down upon this surging- mass of humanity. What do I see? A coach— the proud horses are jet black and their harness shines in all the splendor of gold mounting. The coachman wears a silk hat and an elaborate uit ol broadcloth. In the coach sits daughters of wealth and luxury. I turn my eyes and look a few blocks down tho same street whore the switching yards of tho great railroad octopus are located and a very different picture is presented, but just as true to life. Poor children, boys and girls, hall clad, half fed, and carrying sacks in their hands, go from one car to another searching for a bit of coal or piece ol wood to carry home for fuel, or a scrap of food to stay the hunger that a scanty meal has only served to aggravate. Sometimes an aged woman, whose back is bent by age, and whose limbs are tottering on the verge of eternity, is seen on the same errand as tho children. The Americans will not beg—be it saic to our credit. I look again and listen—broken notes from a violin reach my ears—and ] soon see sitting on a low stool on the street corner an aged man, a veteran of the war. He is blind, poorly clad, and alone. In front of him sitsacai into which u few pennies find their way The aged fingers are stiffened by rheumatism, the ear fails to detect the dis cordant sounds and the old times seem to have lost their melody, but the voice of the instrument brings a pit tance, and so the old man lives. Two blocks away a blind woman, per haps no relation to the former, for I do not believe in hereditary blindness reads with her fingers from the raisec letters ot a large book. A curious crowd gathers around her and she too receives a few pennies upon which sbe depends for her livelihood. Hark I root-a-toot-toot, root-a-toot toot. What's that? Then I hear the sound again and I see coming up the street a small rnule drawing a big buggy in which sits a man with a black ened face, a high pointed dunce cap upon his head and a green and red sui upon his body. Root-a-toot-toot Covered with soot. I am the ohimne, sweep. Ting-a-ling-ling, ting-long-ting comes from another street, and as I look I see the scissor grinder pushing his two wheeled grinding machine ahead o him. He says not a word, but looks a' every door as he passes to see some one come out with knife or pair or shears for him to spoil by trying to sharpen them. Nano! nano! bariano! Nanoa feef teen cont a dozen, reaches my ears from another direction and I look anc see the dago (Italian) standing on the rear steps of a fruit wagon and always crying nanos! nanos! feefteen cent a dozen. The sun is sinking in the west—the old clock on the court of justice strikes six. From basements and alleys anc street corners an army of bicyclers invade the city, men, women, and children speed away homeward, street cars put on trailers (extra cars) and they are jammed and packed by those whose day's work is done. Dispatch, Globe, only two cents. All about the murder, or strike, or some other startling occurrence, the news boys cry at the top of their voices, and my reverie is broken. E. HARVEY SLAGLE. GOOD MEN TO DEAL WITH, Something About the Agents Who Are Hmull 1 UK the Little Traveller Fence Machlue-They Are All Kossuth county farmers have been " faked" so often by " blue sky" agents and all-round accomplished rascals that this paper has found it necessary to exercise a good deal of caution in the matter of accepting advertisements from them, though the opportunity to take this class of advertising is by no means infrequent. It has been our purpose to refuse anything of the sort which might prove misleading to readers, or be the means of their investing in worthless articles. And so it came about, when tho agents for the Little Traveler Fence Machine company came to Algona and asked for advertising space, that we made as thorough an investigation as possible, and after satisfying ourselves that they were doing a square business we gave them the space asked. To show that pur confidence was not misplaced we have only to refer to the $any farmers of the countyto whom they have sold machines, We believe Great Bargains • ' r '' At James Patterson's Store. Commencing Monday, Jan, 24, I will sell 11 Ibs of coffee for $i, and will guarantee it better than any pkg. coffee put on the market. 25 Ibs rice for |i; 20 Ibs good raisins for f i; 4 bars toilet soap for ioc, butter 150 a Ib; 5 gal. syrup, tine goods, 1.50; beans 2 c a Ib; pkg. soda sc; Lewis lye ioc; 10 bars of soap 2 5 c; 2 Ibs tea for-250; Lamps of all kinds at your own price; toilet sets cheap; dishes so cheap that you can't afford not to have a set. I have been nine years in business, and never m that time could you buy as much for one dollar as you can now at my store. I have the goods and they must be sold, and I know I can do you some good if you will call. Yours for business, Cowles' Block, No. 8. James Patterson. The best is always the cheapest. USE Chase & Sanborn's Teas and Coffees FOB SEVERAL REASONS- 1st. They are better strength and go farther. 2d. If they go farther they are cheaper. 3d. The flavor is better. 4th. The quality is always the same. 5th. The superiority of their goods secured the World's Fair contract and pleased the millions oi people who were served with them, and they will please you. 6th. (And last) we guarantee every pound to be the best goods on the market, and prices the lowest. Wf\LKER BROS., EXCLUSIVE AGENTS. Also Land, Loan and Collection Buslness.- Offlce over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rookford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. that but one opinion will be given, that being that their machine is a good thing for any farmer to have on the place and that H is in all respects just what they claim for it. The price at which it is sold is also a sure evidence of legitimate methods. If an agent is out simply for the purpose of fattening his own purse at the expense of those with whom he deals, it raaybesetdown as a certainty that he will bleed his victim for a much larger sum than the mere $12 which this company charges for its machine. The agents, under the management of Mr. L. D. Fowler, have been in this county about two months. They are now closing up their work here. Our dealings with them have extended over the entire period, and have been so universally satisfactory that we feel like recommending them wherever they may go. So far as this office is concerned 'they have paid all bills promptly and with a cheerfulness that marks them as good business men, who pay for what they get and give valve for whatever they have to sell, From the IBurt Monitor. Sid. Cotterell is at Northwood these days papering and painting the interior of the Crowel hotel. T. A. Butterfield has secured work for a month or so in a creamery at Sioux Valley, which is out near Spencer. The regular operator is taking a vacation, The Avery family have quit the hotel at Humboldt and will locate elsewhere. They will probably decide on theThor- ington at Algona or the Waverly at Emmetsburg. Drs. Beane, Peters and Kenefick operated upon the foot of one of the Gray boys of Buffalo township Tuesday last. Nearly a year ago he got the top of his foot bruised by someone lumping upon it, and it has been a running sore ever since, On Wednesday at 10 o'clock at the Toothman home south of town occurred the marriage of Miss Nora Toothman to Marion Sylyins of Hampton, Iowa. Rev. Ward came up from Webster City and spoke the words that made them one. They left in the afternoon and will reside on a farm at Hampton. The Lowel Foster case against the town for a broken nose has been practically settled by agreeing to pay him $75.' No official statement has been made by the council, but the above figures have practically been agreed upon. Lowel Foster is a boy of some 17 years of age, and while on the street one night with some other boys fell over a bob sled that was on the sidewalk at Graham's agricultural implement house. _ ' Way use inferior goods and imitations of coffee when Chase & Sanborn'e coffees are cheapest? 46 with which you can repair the shoes for the whole family, ma's, pa's, Dick's, Bobbie's, and Tottie's. A good time to do it is now before the spring work begins. The outfit consists of iron stand, 3 lasts, 3 awls, 2 papers nails, shoe knife, hammer, and full directions for half-soling. We have just received a dozen sats and until they are sold we will sell them for 60 CENTS A SET. At this price you cannot afford not to own a set. We sell shoe thread and wax, nails, leather, and rubber cement. All sized taps and shoe hammers. C. M. DOXSEE, HARDWARE. One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHL1 & WATERHOUSE, LEGAL BLANKS— THE STANDARD FORMS TOWNSHIP PLATS SIX INCHES SQUARE You find these at The Upper Des Moines oflloe. Prices are right. W ANTBO-A reliable lady or gentleman to distribute samples ana make a house to* house canvass tor our Vegetable ToUet Solpju 1*0 to 876 a nxontb easily made. Ad&reSi Orotes & Reed, 848 to 850 Austin aveaue, 0&7- oago, 111, T

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