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THE jffigJBtttJgBg MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDN ESP AY, MAHQH 9, 1898. *si»tt fins* YEAR. BY mOHAM A WARRfiN. to Subscribers. One copy, one year ....................... 11. 60 flp« copy, »1* months ..................... 75 Cm* copy, thres months ................... 40 Bent to ant address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or- dfer at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. NO PUOSPECT OF WAH. This morning's reports show a more pacific feeling. Spain asked the recall Of Geb. Lee from Cuba, but President McKinley refused and the request was withdrawn. Congress immediately Voted $60,000,000 to be used by the president as he saw fit. Every preparation is being made for war, but there la no reason to believe that war is coming. ^^^^^^^^^^ JUDGE QUAttTON'S RECORD. Judge Quarton is approaching the close of his first term on the bench. He has served nearly four years and will hold but one more term of court in Kossuth before the convention Is called to name his successor. It is already apparent from the friendly assurances he is receiving from all parts of the district that he will be tendered the usual honor of a second term, which will be a matter for congratulation among his many friends. That he will be enthusiastically and unanimously supported by his homo county goes without saying. Succeeding as he did one of the ablest judges who over graced the district bench in lown, and serving side by side with Jude'o Thomas, he has been put to a very severe test during his first term. The records of the supreme court show that he has stood it well, as a minister of the law. Out of 27 cases appealed ho has been reversed in but seven. Among the lawyers who went upon the bench with Judge Quarton were Judges Wade and Birdsall, both known at our bar. That hie record should surpass theirs is not an evidence of superior merit, but it is a gratifying assurance that he belongs in the front runic of successful district judges. THE BANKRUPTCY HIT.,!-,. Congressman Dolliver opposed the passage of the bankruptcy bill. Prank J. Stillman writes a long digest of his speech for the Jefferson Bee. The day following its delivery Judge Luney of North Carolina said: " I think, Mr. Speaker, that the elaborate argument printed in the Record by Mr. Dolliver, this day, if carefully examined and studied—because ;the thought therein contained justifies any man in making a study of it—will convince this house that tlvia bill ought not to become a law." Mr. Dolliver went carefully into the history of bankruptcy laws, and showed why all had failed and why all had been sooner or later repealed. In the old English statutes he found a curious preamble against bankrupts: " Whereas, divers and sundry persons craftily obtaining into their own hands substance of other man's goods do suddenly flee to parts unknown, or keep their house, not minding to pay or restore to any their creditors their debts and duties, but at their own wills and own pleasure consume the substance obtained by credit of other men in pleasure and delicate living against nil reason, equity, and good conscience; bo it therefore enacted." In concluding his lengthy historical review he conceded that possibly the time had come when bankruptcy legislation might succeed, but he was skeptical: " In all that I have said I have confined myself entirely to the argument which is derived from the facts and history connected with bankruptcy legislation in those countries which have the English law of property. I doubt whether a valuable guidance on the question can bo obtained from the experience of those portions of tho world in which the administrations of the laws is not adjusted to the system of jurisprudence which we have inherited. I do desire to overstate the conclusion to which I have come. It is possible that under the conditions now prevalent in the United States a larger success would attend a bank- I'uptcy law. I do not conceal the opinion that the law now proposed is in many details a vast step in the progress of this leg islatiou." predictions of its author. For February, the seventh mouth of its operation, it brings in a surplus over running expenses. The average daily receipts under it forjFebruary were over a million dollars a day. The Carroll Herald suggests: "Judge Lot Thomas, who resides near the turbid waters of Storm lake, is said to be a candidate for congress against Congressman £>er- kins. We apprehend that the boys are toying with the popular judge. He Will run against Perkins and get licked, then two years hence some one who helped him in his fruitless effort will be a candidate with better prospects of success." Judge Thomas Is not a safe man to " toy" with. His candidacy will be an important factor In Eleventh district politics. Senator Healey is everywhere mentioned in connection with tho state board of control. Unfortunately the la\v will make any member of this legislature ineligible. E. D. Chassell of LeMars was in Algona last week. He Is not in the state auditorshlp race. He thinks E. J. Hartshorn is going to be the leading candidate. A demand has been made in New York for paper money in exchange for gold, and tho treasury department has ordered a lot of currency shipped f rorn Washington. Gold is pouring in and is unhandy. Itis being deposited at the sub-treasury and paper being taken in exchange. It is said that J. W. Cory will be a candidate to succeed Judge Thomas If he is nominated for congress. We shall watch the Spirit Lake Beacon's endorsement of our old-lime district attorney. Dr. Prank Gunsaulus preached at the Armour mission In Chicago last Sunday, making his first pulpit ;appearance since ill health caused his retirement from tho pastorate of Plymouth church, nearly a year ago. The sermon was a memorial to Frances E. Willard, and Dr. Gunsaulus treated his subject with all his old-time fervor and eloquence. Ex-Gov. Larrabee has gone Havana to see what the real facts are about the Cuban situation. Jefferson has just dedicated a beautiful Methodist church. The Bee has a specially illustrated edition in its honor. Parley's 2-cent fare bill has been reported for indefinite postponement. Hero is Frank Bickncll's report of it: It has no life and never had. It was introduced by a populistic member from Kossuth county, who has it in for the Northwestern railroad. Tho chairman of the committee, Mr. Johnston, says he has never heard any demand for this bill. The Capital says with justice: The quiet man docs not always receive due credit. In the state senate there has been a great deal of quiet and potent work done for the board of control bill by Senator Funk of Dickinson. Yet when the honors are being distributed in relation to the apparent success of that measure, the senator from Dickinson is scarcely mentioned. Few men have ever worked more unselfishly through a long public career than the senator from Dickinson, and tho public is almost oblivious to his great service, because ho has done so little towards making his great services known. bankatSwea City, left on Monday to take charge of its affairs. That he will fill the position efficiently and creditably is certain. His family will remain in this city until warm weather and then they will move to Swea City. Livermore gave Rev. Stiles, the new Algona pastor, a farewell reception a week ago. The Gazette says: After refreshments, served by the ladies of the church, there Were farewell speeches by the Methodist and Presbyterian pastors, and a reply by Rev. Stiles. Mrs. Oelln Bewitt, in the name of the W. C. T. U., thanked Mrs. Stiles for her earnest work in that organization as its president, and wished her God speed in her new field. In the Buffalo Center fire reported last week a lot of goods were stolen, a keg of whiskey in the bunch. On Saturday several parties became rip-roaring drunk, and Ed. Burke and Henry Temple, a negro, became noisy and abusive. An attempt was finally made to arrest them, hut the negro resisted, and in the melee bit the officer's finger nearly off, inflicting an ugly wound. Both men were finally overpowered and locked up. Burke was given his trial Saturday night, fined $100. Temple is held on a more serious charge, that of mayhem and resisting an officer. The grand jury will no doubt find an indictment, and ho will probably servo a term in tho penitentiary. The negro is said to be a " bad man." NEWS AND OOMMENT. Illinois is to have the Kossuth ," bobtail" primary, Chicago by compulsion. The legislature compels Chicago to choose delegates to convention by primary ballot, but the rest of the state may ballot or not as the voters elect. The legislature puts upon the public the expense of holding them and putting about them nearly all the safeguards which surround regular elections. Any political party which at the preceding general election polled ten per cent, of the entire vote has the privilege of holding primary elections under the provisions of the act. The Odebolt Chronicle says John Macvicar of Des Moines should bo sent to ^congress. It is a suggestion worth considering. Gov, Boies says that under no cir- cumstaufos will be run for congress. Speaker Reed called Representative , Dolliver to the chair while the Loud bill was debated last Thursday in congress. Aroh.biah.op Ireland says President McKinley |s acting wisely in the Cuban trouble. "I heartly approve of his conduct ia this matter, and the dignity and forbearance with which tb,e> administration , was dealing with the whole vexatious ques Won-. I admire the dignified policy ,of the president. We area great nation, audit beijomes us to hQld ourselves in patience and await further developments. We are ftlwaye wHUog to go to war whea safety gnd hpnor demand it, hut war ie a terrible " IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Spirit Lake is to have a big new flouring mill. Mrs. J. C. Gilchrist is sick at her home in Lnurens. Rockwell City will vote on a public library this spring, Dr. Thomas of Chicago lectures at Webster City April 25. Mrs. Margaret Kell'ey lived to be 108 years old down at Carroll. Henry Adams of Sheet/.' drug store was a Sheldon visitor last week. Rev. Father Nugent of Des Moines lectured at Armstrong last week. Tho Seneca creamery will soil its buttermilk to the highest bidder. Confidence is restored. Emmetsburg is getting another cold storage beerhouse. E. S. Streater tells them in Armstrong that he likes Texas and is going to invest them. An Armstrong merchant has gone to Paris to buy silks for his store. How is that for tho raw west? COUNTY TEACHERS' MEETINGS. In point of numbers the teachers' meeting at Burl was a big success. Teachers and patrons crowded the hall. Tho chief feature of the meeting was the discussion on the stato uniformity text book bill, which has been killed by the legislature. Ernest Bacon and others had been active promoters of the hill and were on hand to defend it. A dozen drove from Algona for tho meeting and report a lively and enjoyable time. In speaking of the discussion of the Ray bill Prof. Spencer says: The opening speech was made by Mr. Bacon, secretary of tho Burt school board. He favored the bill because it gave state uniformity of school books and provided for cheaper text books. It was argued that a state board could select better books than local boards, that smooth-tongued agents hood-winked school authorities, that the American Book company is the embodiment of all that is bad and ought to be set down upon, that Iowa has competent persons to become the authors of school books, that tho state should manufacture tho books and that there would be a reduction in the price of school books. Several of the teachers spoke against the bill. The great majority of the superintendents and principals throughout the state are opposed to the net. It scorns an encroachment on our rights that school boards may not determine what books they use. Competition among book companies has given us our modern and improved texts. State adoption would tend to stop improvement in text books. It was presented that California lias the state manufacture plan and that text books cost more in California than elsewhere. Supt. Sabin's report was referred to showing that the 40 counties in Iowa where there is county adoption get their books nearly as cheap as they would by the Ray bill. The Ray bill authorizes books for §3.18 which are now purchased for $8.20. The best text books could not be had by the Ray bill. To illustrate: Tho highest price that may be paid for a first reader is 10 cents. Many first readers may bo bought for 10 cents. The best modern ones cannot. The prices allowed in many cases would simply prohibit bids from tho best books. Our Iowa laws now provide for county adoption nt county rates and also for free texts. Free texts are the natural outcome of other parts of our free school system and will soon be in common use in Iowa. Supt. Van Erdowyk is having great success with his teachers' meetings and has planned for another big one at Wesley to bo held Saturday, March 19, with tho following program: Morning session opens at 0 :;)0. Solo Miss Jessie Tanner Some Prominent educational Topic, paper Ex-Supt. Carey Analytic vs. Synthetic Method of Teaching Geography, paper Nettie L. Hall How to secure better attendance and punctuality in our schools. Afternoon session at l:lfl. Duet Mamie McCutchon and Julius Kunz When should a child be passed from the Inductive to the deductive process of acquiring knowledge N. Spencer How should we reach better results In orthography, paper Carrie Goodwin Discipline—How to secure it A. F. Bacon Relations of the community to the school paper Mrs. J. D. Mason The mooting will be held in the school house and discussions will follow all parts of program. The Wesley high school will furnish several appropriate songs. T )30 Piuf ley bill Is meting ull Emmetsburg Democrat: .Mrs. H, P. Watson of Algona spent Wednesday evening with Mrs. T. L. Grose of this city. Armstrong Journal: R. B, Wilbur of Algona was hero the fore part of the week the week the guest of his brother- in-law, B. C. Lewis. Rev. Elfstrom went over to Spencer last Wednesday to perform the marriage ceremony for Miss Anna Swanson and Franz Bargloff. It was a big wedding. Britt Tribune: Revival meetings are in progress in tho Methodist church. Rev. Yotter preached an excellent sermon both Saturday evening and Sunday forenoon, Mr. and Mrs. J, M. Thomas of Hura- boldt were at the Algona bean supper. The Independent says: They report one of the greatest times on record among the Algona ex-soldiers. Swea City Herald: Dr. Keneflck of Algona was up in consultation with Dr. Packard last Monday in Mrs. Franc Peterson's case. He agreed with Dr. Packard that her recovery would necessarily be slow. C. E. Sinclair, late of the Britt News, has joined J. B. Swinburne at Earlville. Mr. Swinburne was once editor of the Humboldt Kpsmos, and was originator of the Upper Des Moines editorial association. Estherville Democrat: A Kossuth county debating club is wrestling with the following question: •> Poee it hurt ft young lady more to know that her s weethe.art has kissed some other young ladies than it hurts a young man to know that pther young men have Uleeed THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES, An entirely now and remarkable phase of Walter A. WyckofC's experiences as a day-laborer is begun in tho March Scribner's with "The Workers—The West." A certain idyllic quality was never far distant from even his mostsordid experiences in tho rural regions, which made tho first division of this narrative the most talked-of serial feature of tho year. But in this new experiment lie plunges into the "heart of u congested labor market"—Chicago, before tho World's Fair. Hero he learned what it was to look for work and fail to ttnd it under the spur of hunger and cold. His narrative differs from all previous saccounts of the slums and slumming because ho actually lived the life for months on the same conditions as the poorest. He raised himself from the vagabond class by tho only door that is opon to them—the door of labor. He entered into their organizations—labor unions, socialist meetings, and anarchist societies. He does not believe that wo are on tho eve of a " Social Revolution," and this narrative will be the best answer to alarmists. It Is not an economic discussion, however, but an absorbing— often dramatic and pathetic—account of actual people and experiences. "Some Ladies of the New Administration" is a handsomely illustrated article in the March Midland Monthly, Des Moines. The March installment of The Midland's "Grant" vividly describes the battle of Belmpnt and gives the inside history of that lively engagement. The literary number is by Prof. James R. Hanna, "The Elements of a National Literature." In social economics, Hon. J. B. Macomber vigorously points out the obstacles to municipal reform and the way to meet them. The much l a ^ e A" bou L Pl>e 8ident Dole, also Madame •Eagle Groye Gazette: whole to fee the cashier S. Q| P, Barr, tfee To all those who are now waiting and watching the daily papers, issue by issue, to learn the adventures experienced and the results obtained by the government divers who are now exploring the wreck of the gallant Maine, the concluding pages of P. HppWnaoa Smith's story of Caleb West toe diver, in tue March Atlantic, "will have interest, Writing (WSeSw- " heart, long before the trag- edy of Havana harbor occurred, Mr. Smith takes his renders into the investigation, not of a sunken ship, but of a railroad train, plunged through an open draw into the slimy bottom of n deep river; and he paints with tho lifelike touch of a skilled expert the methods, details, and results of the same skilful and ghastly work which is now going on amid the wrecked timbers of tho Maine. 8EMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. The "Black Trilby" aggregation went on a jamboree after their performance in Decorah Inst week nnd were nil landed in the cooler. -*- -f- -f- Arnoldg Park will be without beer this season. A permanent injunction was issued by Judge Quarton in the Dickinson county court last week restraining W. B. Arnold from selling intoxicants or permitting snch sales on his premises. What will the Arnold Parkers do? -t- -s- -f- Mr. nnd Mrs. Eugene Schaffter returned to Eagle Grove last Friday from Hot Springs, Ark., where they went for Mrs. Shaffter's health, as she has been a great sufferer a number of weeks with rheumatism, and they found what they sought. Mrs. S. is greatly improved and they now believe she will entirely recover, nt which her friends rejoice. The Gazette says: Eugene travelled with his eyes open. Ho says that section of the south must indeed be pleasant in the proper season, but just now the hills and valleys are bare— devoid of any verdure or anything inviting so he camo homo not particularly in lovo with Hot Springs or the surrounding country. But for a health restorer the waters of the medicated springs cannot bo excelled anywhere. -H -4- -T- To satisfy claims amounting to §40,000 tho Manhattan Beach company property, situated on West Okoboji lake, will bo sold at sheriff sale on March 30 at tho court house, Spirit Lake, unless the mortgage is satisfied. Tho Beacon says it is tho largest sale on execution over know in that county. The Emmet county alumni of the stato university are organizing an association. The county has about u dozen graduates and nearly an equal number who have spent some time thereof who are there at tho present time. -7- -f- -TA deputy has fitted up a rogue's gallery in the sheriff's otlice at Webster City, some rare burglar's tools being displayed among other things. "One of the greatest novelties in the caso is a l<ey which Sheriff Sinclair found in ono of the unused colls," says the Webster City Tribune. " It is a key that was made in the Hamilton county jail by a prisoner. Tho tin back of the instrument is taken from a comb, and the head of the key is clipped out of tho hoet iron bands. It is so constructed that the face of the key which enters the lock can bo slipped in or out of the socket to fit any large lock. When Sheriff Sinclair found it ho immediate- j ly tried it on tho jail door and found that it easily turned the lock. It is thought this is tho key which the pris- ioner made his escape with just before Sheriff Sinclair wont into office. It is worth a trip to the court house to see just this ono curiosity alone which the deputy sheriff has in the curiosity box. It shows the wonderful skill of prisoners in virtually making something out of nothing. -r- -T- -T- Capt. W. E. G. Saundors and wife of Emmetsburg have been travelling in tho east. They stopped in Washing-ton and called on Congressman Dolliver. He took them to see President McKinley. The president grasped Mr. Saunders'hand cordially and seemed pleased to meet him. In the course of a few minutes conversation that followed, President McKinley said in referring to the Maine disaster, that ho had a hard and difficult problem to solve, but was doing his utmost to solve it right. The Emmetsburg Reporter says: Mr. Saunders was favorably impressed with McKinley's appearance, and is of the opinion that ho will form his own opinion as to what is right, regardless of all outside pressure brought to bear on him, and when his opinion is once formed, he will carry it out. T" T" —f- The Northwestern has put a prize train on its lino between Chicago and Minneapolis. The train is known ns tho Northwestern limited and is lighted throughout by electricity, each berth in the sleeping curs also being furnished with an electric lamp for reading purposes, which can be extinguished at will by the mere dropping of a shutter. The electric power is generated by a Westinghouso engine built expressly for the train. Another feature never before used by any railway company is the electric light at tho end of each vestibule which illuminates the platforms at stations, the current being turned on by the porter of the car as tho train approaches the stations at which the train is to stop. This is the kind of a trad n we want from Des Moines to Minneapolis. ~L- _1_ _i_ T. J. Julian took part in the Emmetsburg farmers' institute and told them over there that they had "the cleanest and best kept creamery that he was eyer in." The Reporter says: He might have also added, that it was the best paying one to patrons in northwest Iowa. Those Pictures. The exhibition and sale of the pictures for the library fund has been set for Tuesday evening, March 22, at the court house hall. Among the pictures to be shown are reproductions of six of Gibson's pen drawings, several of Alice Barber Stephens charming illustrations of American social life, W. L. Taylor's beautiful Dream Ship, illustrating Eugene Field's poem, T. de Thulstrup's Presidential Reception, Kossuth Riding Up Broadway, and the Prince of Wales in a Hansom Cab. The original painting of Abbey's Puritan Girl at Church, of which there is so fine a reproduction in this collection, is now on exhibition at the Royal academy, London, the sale price being $5,000 Great Bargains 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 $i; 4 bars toilet soap for IDC, butter 150 a Ib; 5 gal, syrup, fine goods, 1.50; beans 2C a Ib; pkg. soda SG; Lewis' lye ice; 10 bars of soap 25c; 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 in 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 FOR 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. War! War! While reading of the '' Maine" disaster, do not lose sight of the main fact that J. A. Hamilton & Co., Are leaders in Hardwood Lumber, Wagon Stock Sewer Pipe, Brick, Tile, Wood, Posts, and Fencing' Everything we sell is the best of its kind and bought m car lots. J. A. Hamilton & Co., Frank Nicoulin Land Company. OFFICES AT WHEATON, MINN., ORTONVILLE MINN And ALGONA, IOWA. LAND OF No i HARD WHEAT. Land that can be bought for speculation and will double in value. Land for a poor man to buy i , the Pturee are many of colonial life interesting in their portray* °uu ype and < * res? ' delightful pictures lor library or school. The thoroughly up-to-date character of the whole collection makes it interesting alike to connoisseur and to the general public. No admission will be charged. Everyone should take advantage of the opportunity tp see them. v rtom- It wTll Also have some fine farms in Kossuth countv for like to list more We have hundreds of agents looking ers for us, and if you want to sell your farm list it w th be Placed m the hands of all these agents for sale see us JJ8B Chase & Sanborn's coffee—the cheapest coffee o» the market. 46 Frank Nicoulin Land Company. NSURANGE. Fanners' kotia a ;nd Collection Business. Office over Aljfoaa st&te Bank, QEO, M, BAIUEY,

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