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THE WPEB BJES MOIKES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1898. THmtt-SECOND YEXft. • MY INGHA.M A Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year 81.50 One copy, six months 76 Onecopy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. COUNTY CONVENTION. To the republican electors of kossuth county, Iowa: There will be a delegate convention of the republicans of Kossnth county, Iowa, held at the court house hall in oil Thursday, June 23, 1808, at Algona,' Iowa, 11 o'clock a. m.. for the purpose of selecting twelve delegates to attend the judicial convention, to be held at Spirit Lake, Iowa, on June 30, 1808; also to select twelve delegates to attend the congressional convention, to be held at Fort Dodge, Iowa, on June 30,1808; also to select twelve delegates to attend the state convention, to be held at Dubnque, Iowa, on Sept, 1, 180S; and also to elect a chairman of the county central committee, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation will be as follows: One delegate at large for each precinct and one additional delegate for each 25 votes or major fraction thereof cast for Leslie M. Shaw for governor in 1807. It is recommended that each precinct hold Its caucus on the 18th day of June, 1808. . The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled under this call will be as follows: Precinct, Com, tfo. Del. Algona—First ward.... E. Telller 5 Second ward W. P. Jones 0 Third ward C. W. Sarchett 4 Fourth F. D. Calkins 8 Burt H.U. Hallock 7 Buffalo Aug. Shrader !) Cresco C. Rlckard 4 Eagle John Ltndblom.... 2 Fenton M. Weisbrod M Greenwood 0. J. Lenander 0 German Ralph Patterson... 2 Garfleld O. S.Wright 2 Germania precinct P. H. Spungler 4 Grant Peter Gfettmau 2 Hebron W. A. Smith 3 Harrison J. A. Cronholin.... 6 Irvington Z. C. Andruss 4 Lotts Creek A. H. Blxby 2 LuVerne Qeo. W. Hanna..., fi Ledyard W. A, Wright 3 Lincoln J. H. Warburton... 2 Portland TirnothyFox 4 Plum Creek R. M. Gardner 3 Prairie John Longbottom. 2 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Riverdale J, R. Fraser 2 Seneca Henry Warner 3 Sexton precinct Frank Hedrick 2 Swea C. A, Erickson 4 Sherman W. E. StarkB 3 Springfield C. C. Hall 2 union T.J.Julian 4 Wesley s. X. Way 7 Whittemore N.L.Cotton 5 Total number of delegates lUi J. W. WADSWORTH, Chairman. CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. The republican congressional convention of the Tenth district will be held at Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Thursday, June 30, 1808, to nominate a candidate for congress and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before it. Kossuth county will have 12 delegates. GEO. E. ROBERTS, Chairman. terveniag years, and In the perils of the present the perils of the past are relived. It is the glory of this memorial day that no shadow crosses the memory of the heroism it commemorates. No child who casts the tiniest blossom upon the grave of the most unnoticed of the veteran dead pays even that mite of homage to an unworthy soldier or an unworthy cause. Time only makes brighter the lofty purpose and the noble service of the ciyil war. It will he likewise the glory of the memorial days that are to come that the boys who have fallen have fallen in the cause of human progress, and that the flowers that will strew their graves will commemorate a sacraflce made as so many of the world's great sncrafices have been made, that the blessings of civil liberty might be extended to all the earth. Latest Prom the War. The Spanish fleet has been definitely located in Santiago harbor by Commander Schley and he is watching it. This morning there are rumors of a battle, but they are discredited at Washington. Samson's fleet is at Key West watching the coast. Troops are being embarked for Cuba, and the land campaign will begin at once. THE UPPER DES MOINES has no special report from the Iowa troops which left Des Moinos Saturday. The general dispatches state that they arrived at Chattanooga safely, and by this time are camped at Chickamauga. EX-GOVERNOR CARPENTER died at Port Dodge Monday. He has been for years one of the most prominent men in northern Iowa. Many old time friends in Kossuth will feel a sense of personal loss. JUDICIAL CONVENTION. The republican judicial convention of the Fourteenth district will be held at Spirit Lake, Iowa, on Thursday, June 30, 1808, to nominate a candidate for Judge and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before It. Kossuth county will have 12 delegates. W. W. CORNWALL, Chairman. The County Convention. » County Chairman Wadsworth issues a call this week for a republican county convention to select delegates to the state, congressional and judicial conventions, the latter two of which are to be held soon. The county convention will meet June 23, and it is recommended that the primaries be held on the 18th. It will select 12 delegates to each of the three conventions. Both the judicial and congressional conventions are called for June 30. The judicial convention will meet at Spirit Lake, and Kossuth has the largest representation of any county in the district. The total vote in the convention will be 63, requiring 32 to nominate, and is distributed as follows: Buena Vista 0 Clay 8 Dickinson 5 Palo Alto 7 PocahontasJ 8 Emmet , 5 Kossuth IpHuniboldt '.'. 9 There is every reason to believe that Judge Quarton will be renominated without serious opposition. The congressional convention will be held at Fort Dodge and will consist of 139 delegates distributed as follows: Boone 14 Calhoun 10 Crawford 10 Carroll 10 Emmet 5 Greene 11 Winnebago s Hamilton 13 Hancock 8 Humboldt 0 Kossuth 12 Palo Alto 7 Pocahontas 8 Webster 14 Congressman Dolliver will be renom- inated by acclamation. The state convention will be held at Dubuque, Sept. 1. At present the only special local interest is Capt. Hartshorn's candidacy for the state auditor- ship. The war and crops will unite to rob early spring politics of much interest or excitement, but Kossuth republicans should see to it that every precinct is iully represented in the county convention, NEWS AND COMMENT. W. E. Curtis, the veteran Washington correspondent sizes up the Iowa delegation in congress: "The Iowa delegation contains the prize orators of the house of representatives. For dramatic effect and impressive eloquence nobody can beat Mr. Cousins; for high flights of oratory and scholarly argument Dolllver is unsurpassed; In a rough and tumble debate David B. Henderson is the equal of any man upon the floor; and for satire, vituperation and malediction Col. Hepburn is superior to any man who has been in congress for years. Tho Iowa delegation is also distinguished because it furnished more men for the union army than any other state delegation in congress. Mr. Clark was a private in the 19th infantry; Col. Henderson lost a leg while colonel of the 46th regiment; Mr. Lacey was a lieutenant of the 23d Iowa; Mr. Hull was a captain of the 23d, and Mr. Hepburn a lieutenant in the 3d Iowa cavalry, and Mr. Perkins a private in the 31st infantry." New testaments were given to all the men in the Fifty-second (Fourth) by the Des Moines Ministerial association. Rey. Frank Gunsaulus preaches the baccalaureate sermon at the Iowa City university exercises June 5, and Justice Brewer of the United States supreme court gives the law address June 10. H. P. Judson of Chicago University gives the Phi Betta Cappa oration. The State Register has found one paper in the Tenth opposed to Dolliver. It is the Ogden Reporter. The Register says to the Reporter: Congressman Dolliver is one of the best servants the state has ever had in congress, and there Is no question but that it will take more than the efforts of one disappointed office seeker like Mr. Billings to keep the people of the Tenth district from sending Mr. Dolliver back to islature, in all probability, when Qor. Lar rabee's successor is chosen, and will be eligible. The Forest City Summit notes the rumor that Gov. Larrabee will shortly retire from the state board of control, and says: Without doubt Senator A. B. Funk of Spirit Lake is the man who would serve in Hon. Larrabee'a place to the best advantage. _ IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Spirit Lake Chautauqua opens July 11. It is going to be the best yet given. Webster City has ordered all hitching posts out of the streets. It had to pay for a horse impaled on one. Li vermore Gazette: Mrs. A.L.Pe- terson came from Algona last week for a short visit at the Norton home. Al. Adams regrets that Eugene Tellier dfd not get to go to ,war: "We all expected to get a fine new assortment of the very best war stories in a couple of years." Bailey: A Kossuth county fellow stole a sack of flour. It cost him $25 finally. This is higher than they are charging in Britt for it so far,'but it seems to be "looking that way." AN UP-TO-DATE SHOW. ONE-MILL TAX ALL RIGHT, COURT SAYS IT CAN BE COLLECTED. Is an Important Decision—One Frink Case Disposed Of—Dr. Iiacy's Case—Court Notes. The supreme court has decided that counties may collect the one mill county tax in cities and towns. It reverses the decision of Judge Holmes of Des Moines. Tho Rock Island refused to pay the tax in Des Moines arid Judge Holmes held that it could not be compelled to. The county boards over the state then put in $10 apiece to appeal, Kossuth contributing to the general cause. This decision will not cut much fig- health to treat the Osterbauer famil, for diptheria, and by the township trus tees to treat Jo. Christophel for fever The law in these two cases is very dif ferent, but the county resisted hi claim In both instances because Dr McCorinack was county physician an should have been called. Thesuprem court holds that a board health, in contagious disease, may call any physi cian it pleases. It says that the fac that the county has a physician em ployed cuts no figure. But in the cas of township trustees calling aphysicia for the poor, a different rule prevail and the trustees must show that th county physician is either incompeten or inconveniently located. In attempt ing to show that Dr. McCormack wa incompetent evidence was admitted a to specific instances of his neglect o cases, intemperate use of liquors, etc The supreme court says that a man' competency cannot be attacked in tha way, and because of the admission o this evidence sends the case back. It would look as though Dr.Lacy ha the law with him in the Osterbaue The Wallace Circus a Record Breaker—Gets Praise from Every Place It Visits. congress for not more terms, only another, but many Memorial Day. An unusual interest attaches this year to the day set apart in memory of the dead of 30 years ago. The nation is again in, the presence of war. Young inen are again leaving home and going to the front. Already disaster has brought gloom to a few households and is foreshadowed to many. We know that unless Spain yields suddenly the flower of the younger generation is to njeet in Cuba, in Puerto Rico, in the Philippines, the bullets of the enemy and the not less to be dreaded plaeues of the tropics. Some of the boys will never come back. Some of them will come back as the boys came back in 1864 and 1865 to drag out lives of lasting infirmity. The soldiers' lot in pur cemetery VJll have a new generation of headstones, pew mourners will bring their floral tributes each closing day of May, aew veterans wm fill the ranks of the marching columns behind the sweep- Jog'folds of a newly dedicated flag. The future is known and yet unknown. Is tbe, presence of its uncertainty the of that other conflict comes though there bad been no j n , Burrell of the Washington Press says that Wm. Larrabee thinks the board of control a serious mistake and is not very hopeful of results. He will, however, give it an honest trial and if it fails to meet the expectations of its framers and friends it will be the fault of the system and not of the administration of the law. The Sac Sun notes Horace Mann's candidacy. It seems to be accepted over the state that he will be nominated. The Atlanta, Ga., Constitution, the leading paper of the south, pays Dolliver a marked compliment: One happy effect of the present grave international crisis has been to raise the standard of oratory in congress. Until the prospect of war some few days ago aroused the latent enthusiasm of our law makers, it seemed as if oratory had become a lost art in the halls which had once resounded with the impassioned outbursts of Webster, Calhoun, Clay, Prentiss, McDufflie, Hayne, Randolph, Toombs, Hill, Yancey and other famous Americans. But hope begins to revive. Within the last few weeks both senators and representatives in congress haye risen to the heights of real oratory. Perhaps the most notable achievement in this line belongs to the credit of Congressman Dolliver of Iowa, who recently electrified the house of representatives by his brilliant speech upon tUe present crisis. Without the least suggestion of jingoism or sentimentality it is full of dignified strength and eloquence. We congratulate Congressman Dolliver upon the happy effect of his speech. It is intimated that Congressman Perkins' lieutenants are making inroads on the forces of Judge Thomas in the Eleventh, The Sac .Sun advises the judge to be on the The Sheldon Mail suggests that Senator Funk would be barred from the board of control because he was in the legislature wben the law was enacted. As we understand it members of the legislature are not eligible only whea they are mem- bare at the time appointment is made. Senator Funk will aot Ve a member of the leg- Thls big circus institution is making a splendid record this season, receiving nothing but words of praise from the press of every city visited. The following is taken from u lengthy article which recently appeared in the Mt. Carmel (Pa.) Star: Space alone prevents our giving the credit that is justly due to the great Wallace circus, which showed here yesterday. For good, honest, conscientious work they deserve a lot of good things being said of them. The man that advertises his wares, and then gives even better than he contracts for, is a philanthropist and his name is "few," and Mr. Wallace deserves to be classed among these few. Why go into a lengthy dissertation on the individual features of the show? Their own press notices deal in that kind of goods, and we now know that they are of a quality just a shade superior to what is claimed for them. If mention must be made, then the first to demand recognition would be the Nelson family. Their act is one whole show in itself, and storms of applause greet their work. They stand unsurpassed. A close second is found in the Stirks in their bicycle "turn." Their control of the silent steed must be seen to be appreciated. At Algona June 10. PEESONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. Alex. White is visiting at her old home in Earley, Sac county. Miss Lillian Fuller of Minneapolis is visiting Miss Louise McCoy for a few weeks. Mrs, Jessie HeckartRudy was up from Engle Grove last week to visit and assist at the A. D. Clarke home. Geo. Patterson is home from Iowa City, where he has been attending the state university law school a year. Col. Clarke went from Algona direct to Spirit Lake, where he is having his cottage fixed up for summer occupancy. Mrs. Lewis H. Smith went to Minneapolis yesterday to be present at the graduation of her daughters from the university, which occurs tomorrow. Miss Edna Lantry and Reginald Fitzgerald came from Minneapolis to visit their cousins in Algona and for memorial day. They returned yesterday. Homer Miller is up from Eagle Grove today arranging the details of a fishing excursion in northern Wisconsin with Wm. H. Ingham. They will go about Juno 15. C. C. Chubb has gone to Washington He and Will. Reed enlisted in the army together and have not met in many years. -He went on the Northern Pacific and will take the Canadian Pacific home, will visit at Spokane with Col. Comstock, and do a little business for Cowles & Murtagh while gone. Mrs. Thos. F. Cooke came from Des Moines Saturday. The Fourth regiment had started for Chicamauga, where there are 45,000 troops ahead of them, which will probably be ordered to the front before they are, although the Iowa troops are better equipped than many that have gone ahead of them and may be moved first. Miss Jessamine L. Jones was a Des Moines visitor last week. The Saturday Mail says: "Miss Jessamine Jones was the guest of honor at a 1 o'clock luncheon given Saturday by Mrs. Walter L. Reed of Locust street. The luncheon was served in May baskets of green and white. Covers were laid for Miss Jones, guest of honor, Mesdaraes Chas. Gumming, F, E. V. Shore, Frank Bicknell, Paschal, Burbank, Howell. Misses Reed, Lulu Reed, and Kreigb. ELEOTROO LIGHTS SOON. Bids Will Be Kecelved This Week On Machinery—Work to lieglu At Once. A representative of the Westinghouse Electric Light company was before the city council Wednesday evening, and estimated the cost of a plant for Algona, outside of boilers and building at a little over $7,000. The council has set some day of this week for bids on poles, ' electric wiring, lamps, etc, and Tuesday of next week to receive bids on engines, boilers, dynamos, etc. They will order poles first, as they are hardest to get, and the other machinery as soon as needed. Plans will be drawn for the building as soon as the engine and dynamo are • finally decided on, and it will be built at once. It will be built over the present pump house. Burt Band IMculc. June 5 is the date of the annual Burt band picnic. Rev. G. F. WhitfieldwiU be the orator, and a full program will soon be published. JOHN GRAY AT ST. MARYE. BV COL. CHAS. A. CLARKE. John Gray 1 Bravo John Gray I How he fought at Saint Marye, Where the rebel host at bay rather chose to die than flee I On the frowning height they waited, wary, vigilant and grim; In the valley \ve were posted, neur the Ruppahannock's brim. Ghostly was the landscape round us with the Manes of our slain, They who fell when Burnside's forces charged again and yet again! There, in gray and bleak December, gallant cohorts had gone down Unto fate without a murmur, unto death without a groan I Where they fought with god-lllce valor, where they fell as god-like men, There the very earth was ghastly, fated spot, the "slaughter-pen!" Now had come the sunny spring-time, and again the battle's flood At the dawn oT day hud brought us to this place baptized with blood; All along the heights before us gloomed the earthworks of the foe, There where Early watched and waited to return us blow for blow; Well we knew the work before us was to drive him from his lair, And wo knew that this was almost more than man might do or dare; So, that sunny Sabbath morning, in the balmy month of May, With a fixed, unchanging purpose, by the slaughter-pen we lay; In our front, from stone wall olden, rifle pit, and strong redoubt, In derision and defiance was the southern cross flung out; And the southrons e'en reviled us, shouting out to us amain, " So you come as last December, you are welcome back again!" Then John Grayj who bore our colors, man of gaunt and stalwart frame, Slow unfurled his starry banner, and with bosom all aflame, Answered back in tones of thunder, " We are come, ye men of gray, To avenge our martyred comrades who were slain that hapless day! Look .ye to it! Blood of thousands from this slaughter-pen cries out, Thrilling all our hearts, and nerving all our arms with purpose stout; And we'll drive you from your fastness ere the setting of the sun!" Thus he thundered back defiance, and we swore it, every one! After this we watched and waited, all our forces at a halt, Watched and waited for the order to begin the wild assault; Morning wore away to noontide, and with quick, convulsive breath, But with purpose never changing, looked we in the face of death. Sometimes from far off New England seemed to come a Sabbath bell, Sometimes mother's prayers seemed o'er us, holier than words can tell; Sometimes sweethearts stood before us, gentle-browed, with eyes divine; Sometimes little children prattled all adown our war-worn line. Thus we watched, and thus we waited, for the signal to be given, Which upon the foe should set us 'neath that quiet Sabbath heaven. Hark I At length our cannons thunder with the musketry combines. And our batteries vain their shot and shell upon the rebel lines 1 Up we leap, at this, the signal we have waited for so long, And the shells around us bursting sing a dismal funeral song; Oh, the rebel hosts baptize us with the very fires of hell; Who shall fall in that wild tempest, God, and He alone, can tell I But we hear our brave commander cheering as be leads us on, Crying, "At them with the bayonet, and the frowning height is won!" Well we know his daring spirit, well we love his clarion tone, And it nerves us with a courage wild and stormy as his own; Never halting, never faltering, rush we on the foe amain, Shot, and shell, and grape, and shrapnel, plow and thin our ranks in vain; Stone wall, rifle pit and redoubt belch their hissing bullets forth; All the air is hot and lurid; red with blood is all the earth; Men appear as men no longer, they are changed to warring fiends: Groan of wounded, plaint of dying, wailing for their far-off friends; All these horrors swim around our small and smaller growing band, Ere we reach the stone wall and fight the foetnan hand to hand; Short and bloody thei'e the struggle, quick our northern steel prevails, And before our gleaming bayonets all their southern frenzy fails I "Forward!" cries our leader; "Forward! only half the fight is done; Halt not till the strongest bastion on the upper height is won !" And our serried ranks move forward with a wild and thundering cheer Which rings out above the battle its defiance strong and clear; And with purpose never changing, still we climb the blazing steep, Till the counterscarp and glacis in our course we overleap; There we fall upon the foeman, and we drive him from his ground, And the bloody storm of battle falls to silence all around. John Gray! Brave John Gray I What of him this fearful time? Ever where the fray was deadlist, most his courage shown sublime, Ever where the fight was hottest, there our starry flag he bore, And its folds the screaming missiles of the rebels rent and tore, As they hated flag and bearer for that answer in the morn, When he silenced their revilings with a patriot's honest scorn. Ever in the van we saw him, daring them to do their worst, And the thickest of the battle round about our hero burst; But, thank God I no harm befell him, and he leaped the bastion high, Planting thei'e his tattered banner—happy sign of victory! There triumphantly it floated o'er the foe's defeat and shame, While John Gray, our iron hero, greeted we with loud acclaim; And although his deeds of prowess have not won a place in story, Yet he earned that bloody day a wreath of never-fading glory. Long his comrades will recite it: when their hearts in death are cold. Still unto their children's children let thesimple tale be told. THERE'S scarcely a disease that oon« stJpatipn will not bring. KUlsyoulit- y cures, Ask ypnr druggist. ure in Algona or the county, because the tax has been paid right along, The railways, however, in Algona have refused to pay, and it has never been collected. In nil probability they will now have to put up their buck taxes, The one mill tax in Algona amounts to over $450 a year. There is no way by which the county board can expend it in the incorporation, because the county board has nothirig to do with streets and alleys. This $450 all goes toward keeping the county roads in repair. Every three years the tax would pay for a steel bridge such as the Blackford bridge is. It is probably fair enough that cities and towns should, besides grading their own streets, contribute towards good country roads. That is the view of the supreme court, ONE FRINK CASE DISPOSED OF. One branch of the Prink cases at Wesley has been disposed of by the supreme court. The claim of Carson, Pirie & Co. is sustained and the judgment of $1,500 rendered by Judge Thomas is affirmed. This will take substantially all there is for creditors to fight for and some 12 attachment suits now on the docket will come to nothing, except that George will push his claim against the attaching creditors for damages for wrongful attachment. Geo. E. Clarke represents Prink in these suits. J. W. Sullivan of Algona and Barney Kelley ofEmrnets- burg argued the Carson, Pirie &Co.'s claim in the supreme court. Carson, Pirie & Co. was one of the firms who had a big claim against Prink and was last to get on the ground to save itself. An attachment behind all the rest was worth nothing, and on the advice of Sullivan & McMahon the firm intervened, claiming that its goods had been sold under false representations, that in fact it was no sale, and that they were entitled to have their goods back. Judge Thomas sustained the claim and the supreme court affirms it. THE DR. LAOY CASE. The much discussed Dr. Lacy judgment against Kossuth county has been set aside by the supreme court. The decision is made because of a wrong admission of evidence as to Dr, McCor- maok's competency rather than on the merits of Dr. Lucy's bills, or on the legality of them, and the whole case will have to be fought over. This case was tried at Emmetsburg and there are two distinct branches of it- Dr. Lacy wee called by the township board of cases, but County Attorney Raymond says he did not comply with all the re quired regulations. In the other case it will all depend on what is thought o Dr. McCormack's professional skill Geo. E. Clarke is Dr. Lacy's attorney and considers this decision as practi cally establishing his claim. MASONS MUST PAY TAXES. The Masonic order of the state has recently refused to pay taxes on its property at Spirit Lake known as Templar Point, taking the position that the property is used for "religious, benevolent, and charitable purposes.' Suit was brought, and the case ably argued before Judge Thomas. He took the matter under advisement and decided that the Masons must pay taxes THE RAILROAD WILL GO. The Garner People Say the Vote lu Uuflnlo Township Settles It. The Garner Signal notes the big vote in Buffalo township for the railway tax and says "this insures the railroad without fail." The Britt News says The railroad will never be built. II never was intended that it should be built. If Britt succeeds in getting a call for a county seat election there will be some little activity along the line till after election. The teachers' institute for Kossuth this year will convene Aug. 15, and be in session two weeks. Supt. Van Erde- wyk will conduct the institute and has already secured three able assistants in Prof. N. Spencer of the Algona schools, Prof. F. J. Sessions of the Waterloo schools, and County Superintendent MoMahon of Carroll. Prof. Sessions is one of the best known school men of the state. Supt, McMahon is an older brother of S. E; MoMahon of Algona and an able instructor. In addition two instructors are still to be selected. One will be a lady from Sioux City to instruct in primary school methods. She ranks among the best in the west, and has' worked with Prof. Spencer in previous institutes. A full program will be issued soon and will give ample promise of a profitable edu' cational gathering. FOR the Modern Woodmen picnic at Charles City, June 10, and Spirit Lake, June 14, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway company will sell excursion tickets at $1.60 for the round trip, return coupon to be good on date of sate only.— NEWS OF KOSSUTH COUNTY GUT HANNA AT OHIOKAMAUGA, The General Round-tip From the Various Towns Shows It Has Been a Very Quiet Week. Guy Hanna, one of the Minnesota soldiers at Chicatnauga writes to his. father, Wes. Hanna of LuVerne, an item of interesting news: We are actually in the army now, and it isn't child play either. There were five spies caught here yesterday trying to poison the water. Two of them were shot last night and the other three were strung up this morning. One of the West Virginia boys was caught trying to desert and got five years in the pen. Burt Monitor. A. J. Lilly was up from Algona on Wednesday surveying for the tile drain for the Farmers' Savings bank. Jas: Cowan began work yesterday on the wall for the new bank building. On Wednesday evening of next week will occur the marriage of David L. Godden to Miss Lulu Hunt. The wedding is to take place at the home of the bride's parents. The event will call out hearty congratulations. For the month of April the Burt creamery took in 613,140 pounds of milk, which was an average of 23,682 pounds daily. The average price was 61 cents, and the output brought the farmers $3,747.92. The daily receipts are climbing up fast, and last week's shipment was WQ tubs. The Aoril receipts of last year were 173,270 pounds less than this year, and the price was one cent lower. Wesley Reporter. M. Jordan, the horse dealer and shipper of Algona, was in town Saturday, inquiring for banded horses for shipment. He states that prices have an upward lendency, and that horses are becoming rather scarce. At the meeting of the school board last Monday evening, Prof. Arthur H. Hoffman of Victor was chosen as principal of our schools for the coming year. He is said to be a young man of excellent ability. Last Saturday we met C. C. Chubb of Algona on the train. He was going to St. Paul to spend Sunday with his son, and from there expected to leave the first of the week for Seattle, Washington, to spend a month. Mr. Chubb has decided opinions about the board of strategy in connection with our present war and thinks if Sampson, Schley et al. were given an opportunity to do as they pleased "FightingBob"Evans' desire would soon be gratified and the war brought to a close in short order. Bancroft Register. C. D. Pettibone of Algona was up Monday and Tuesday putting up a monument at the cemetery. B. F. Smith shipped three of his young horses to George Saturday, to start in the races there yesterday and today. Les Stevens is riding for him. Mrs. J. A. Campbell, Misses Etta Johnson and Gazelle Alcorn and R. E. Davison were subpoened to go to Eagle Grove this morning as witnesses in a suit against a party of rowdies. Last Sunday night when the returning-excursion coaches were standing, at the depot there, a gang of young fools entered the car and made themselves obnoxious as possible to the passengers. They have been making a practice of such hoodlum tricks and the Northwestern is determined to make an example of them and put a stop to it. Swea City Herald. Rev. Wm. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Molinder, and Mr. and Mrs. C. O, Elkholm, were among the delegation from the Swea Baptist church who are attending the Baptist annual convention at Des Moines this week. The Swedish Lutheran church north of town is holding a mission meeting this week and Rev. E. Elfstrom of Algona, Rev, A. Road of Spencer, and Rev. Kr. Rosenthal of Fort Dodge are here assisting Pastor Almgren. Mrs. Peter Monson, Sr., died at the home of her son three miles north of Swea City, on Saturday, May 14 at an advanced age. She had been sick only about a week and died suddenly. Mrs. Monson made her home with her son, Nelson, for a number of years, and her husband died there two years ago. Wesley News. The members of the Congregational church are working to celebrate the anniversary of their church. It will be one year old next Sunday, June 12. A. F, Bacon of Algona was a guest at the home of John Longbottom over Sunday, A. F. taught the Longbottom school last winter, but is now OB* the road for the J. A. Hamilton Lumber company of Algona. Frank Bacon has a valuable colt at his barn in Sexton. Its mother js "Waterloo Girl" and has a record of 2:16. The only thing that Frank is.sor- ry for is that he has to part with it. Some time ago he sold it for $100 to Will Noonan in Corwith. Whlttemore Champion. Messrs. Cowles, Butler and Swetting, members of the Algona school board, visited the Whittemore schools Tuesday. A curiosity was found in a load of stone hauled from J. A. Simpson's farm ind is on exhibition at the State bank. [t is supposed to be a meteorite as it resembles nothing in the shape of stone native to this locality. When struck with a piece of hard substance it rings ike bell metal and is extremely heavy or the size of it, weighing 143 pounds. One or two points on it show an appearance of gold when viewed through a glass. LuVerne News. Rev. C. B, Winter- has consented to >reach to the people in the neighbor- ipod of the Newcombe school house once eyery two weeks, where an inter- sting Sunday school has been organ- zed. No preventing providence he ill preach there next Sunday at 3 'clock p. in. All in that neighborhood are cordially invited to attend. Guy Finley was called to Eagle Grove he first of the week to take a job of raking on the Northwestern. Horace 'arsons took his place at the St. Louis depot.

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