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JDE8 MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1898. TSAR. BY mOHAM 4 WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. 0n6 cofry, one yea* W.B( One copy, six months 71 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or del at our rlak. Rates ot advertising sent on application. The Latest War News. Gen. Shatter and his troops will lane at Santiago today. They have arrived without accident. The insurgents have not taken Man ita, Dewey will take it as soon as the troops from San Francisco arrive. The work of enlisting new men to fill Iowa's quota will begin at once Merrit Turner will be In Algona today or tomorrow. Tomorrow's Convention. The reports from the various caucus es held Saturday indicate that the county convention tomorrow will be a very harmonious and unanimous gath ering. The only business will be thi selection of delegates to the varioui conventions, and this will probably b< an easy task. Congressman Dollivei will be given a delegation by acclama tion, and Judge Quarton also, no dele gates being reported who are opposed to either. Word comes from other counties in the judicial district of votes enough t make Judge Quarton's nomination cer tain, and unless some of the countie desire to show their good will toward their local candidates, who are in training for next time, it will be by ac clamation. The meeting at Fort Dodge will b merely for the purpose of recording the confidence the district reposes in it distinguished congressman- and . th pride it feels in his official career. At the state convention, while then has been no discussion, it is likely tha Kossuth will assist Palo Alto in Capt Hartshorn's behalf. How to Buy Bonds. The postoffices of the country are now supplied with blanks for all win desire to buy the government wa bonds. In all $200,000,000 will be sold before July 14, bearing three per cent interest. They will be in denomina tions running down to §20, and the bid ders for the smallest amounts will bo considered first, so that all who wan 1 to make a small investment are reason ably sure to be accommodated. The bonds will be of two kinds. The cou pon bonds will be payable to bearer can be sold like any other securities and will be in denominations of $20 $100, $500 and $1,000 each. The reg istered bonds are payable to the owner or on his order, and can be transferred only by legal assignment in the pres ence of United States officials. Thej are in denominations of §20, §100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and §10,000 each. All bear three per cent, interest, and it is already evident that all will be at a premium as soon as issued. Now is the time for anybody in Kossuth who wants to put out §20 or more at a small but safe rate of interest to speak. He can readily turn his bonds into cash when he wishes, and will get three per cent, in the meantime. Call at the postoffices for blanks which tel! exactly what to do. NEWS AND OOMMENT. It looks as though M. P. Healey might beat Horace Mann for the democratic nomination in this district. He will unless Mr. Mann's Kossuth supporters bestii themselves. The Sheldon Mail calls upon THE UPPEK DES MOINES to admit that members of the present legislature are not eligible to appointment on the state board of control. There is no doubt that they are not eligible so long as they are members of the legislature, or possibly so long as this legislative term lasts. But that they are debarred for all time we do not believe, and shall not until the words of the statute are produced. It would be absurd to debar men permanently from an office. The Odebolt Chronicle is after Speaker Reed with a sharp stick because he has done all be could to defeat Hawaiian annexation. Every republican in Iowa will be glad that Congressman Cousins is renominated by acclamation. He is a credit to the whole state. The Cedar Rapids Republican published Justice Brewer's Iowa City address in full and calls are coming for it from all parts of the country. It is attracting a great deal of attention. Returns from 26 of the counties of the state received by State Auditor C. C. McCarthy show a net increase in total assessment of about $500,000. This indicates an increase for the entire state of about $3,000,000. Twelve of the counties which have forwarded returns show an increase, and 14 show ft decrease. These coropari- 8pns are made as between the years 189?' ftnd 189SJ, and include the reported as- eeasment as compared with the reported as- t Al. Adams asks some of his free silver contemporaries a pointed question: , $fow would it be }f wme pf those papers Ufce the Carroll Sentinel, Ewmeteburg j the post, op some o^er 16 to 1 would give the kdmloMratlon at circulating the lie that the government at Washington had tried to prevent him from going to the front? McKinley enlisted as private in the ranks. He oufcht to have insisted that W. J. should do the same, in stead of making a regiment on purpose for him. POLITICAL NOTES. Congressman Cousins was renominat- ed in the Fifth by acclamation. The congressional convention in the Eleventh meets today. Judge Thomas' fate will be decided. The congressional convention in the Tenth will be held at Fort Dodge next week Thursday. Our judicial convention will be held at Spirit Lake the same day. In Story county last week a resolution was adopted by the republican county convention that hereafter no proxies will be recognized. It is a good rule. Webster City Freeman: What's in a name? Here's Horace Mann of Algona spending money, time and tissue for the privilege of running after Mr. Dol liver in the Tenth this year. Thus fai he seems to have the poll in the demo cratic race. The Nevada Representative says Congressman Hager is likely to be beaten in the Ninth because of "tnarkec unreliability as a republican," anc Congressman Perkins in the Eleventl: because of "confirmed personal incivil ity." That is certainly a frank diag nosis. There will bo a convention of the re publican clubs of Iowa held at Counci! Bluffs, Tuesday, July 12, 1896, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of elect ing a president, a secretary andatreas' urer of the republican league of Iowa and a president, secretary and a treas urer of each of the 11 congressional dis trict republican leagues of Iowa; the selection of 44 district delegates and 1( delegates at large to attend the Nation al Republican league convention to be held at Omahn, Neb., the three days following the Iowa convention, or July 13, 14 and 15 and alternates for the same; the selection of a location for the state league convention rally for 1898 and the location for the Republicar State league convention for 1899; anc the transaction of such other business as may come before the convention. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The great Forepaugh circus will be at Fort Dodge July 2. A son of Frank Allen of Estherville graduated at the law department al Iowa City last week. He has locatec at Estherville. A. L. Ormsby has purchased the remaining properties of the American In vestment company, including lands, records, fixtures and good will. Estherville Democrat: The Algona people are having their fair grounds fixed up by "bees." These "bees" will probably be held quite often, as there were only about a dozen men who vol unteered their surplus service. The outlook seems encouraging. A petition is again being circulated! in Dickinson county for the purpose ol securing,if possible, enough names to permit of the selling of liquor undei the mulct law. The Hotel Orleans is closed, and will not again beopened unless the privilege of selling liquor is granted. AN INTERESTING LETTER. Governor Carpenter When a Boy, as Judge Ulundliig Knew Him, liack In Pennsylvania. To the Editor: The following extract is taken from a letter received from Judge W. M. Standing, a prominent citizen of St. Croix Palls, Wis., to whom a copy of THE UPPER DES MOINES was sent containing a notice ol the death of Gov. Carpenter. The writei of this, who "roughed it," speculated, and pioneered in northern Minnesota prior to coming to Kossuth county with the judge, (both being boys then) had heard him speak of Cy. Carpenter, and had heard the governor speak highly of his old friend Blanding, hence the sending of the paper. A. A. c. ST. CKOIX FAI.LS, Wis., June 16.—A. A. Call, Esq., Algona—Dear Sir:' Thanks for the copy of paper you sent me. Gov. Carpenter was a schoolmate of mine, and we were always the best of friends. He was a self made man. Left an orphan when very young, he supported himself by his labor and paid his way through school by teaching. He was honest, industrious, faithful to his duties and his friends, and what was remarkable for one who had his set, fixed, principles, I do not believe he had a personal enemy. He was very studious and well read, and in our mock legislative proceedings at school we used to get liim to talk against time when we wanted to kill off a measure that way. We all thought highly of him, his heart always seemed to be in the right place. THE BATTLE OF MANILA. L'aln'B Magnificent Spectacular Pyrotechnic Reproduction at Clear Lake June 35. An unusual opportunity is afforded Pain n his latest spectacle, " Tho Battle of Manila," which will be produced at the above :)lace and date, for sensational and thrill- ng effects, and perhaps no other entertain ment that he has ever given will scoinmand so great an amount of public attention as will this reproduction of this most famous naval battle since the days of Trafalgar. It is, therefore, not a matter of surprise when it is stated in advance that he has ox- jeuded upon this production more care and money than he has upon any previous one with which his name has ever been connected. Intending to give the American public as exact a reproduction as possible of the events of this battle, in which they are so nterested, it is said that he has taken this exhibit away from that of a mere sceuio and pyroteobnical display and, through the employment of stage mechanics, naval en- cineers and dramatic exponents, has made t as close a representation of ' the original tngageiaeut 09 is possible upon any mimic tage. The stage upon which this speeta- le wiU he presented will cover over 800 eet, and, with the advantage of the open Ur and the uae of explosive, with which he s so famously familiar, a pretty accurate dea of naval warfare as it actually exists hould be giyen. The action takes place before the fort of Oavite, with the arsenal seen in the distance nd the bay of Manila in the foreground. ™-ph. ship of the Spanish navy is seen with ,,,. U>rical fidelity, tinder the gayb olBijrUt ntere aw D.ewey'8 squadron and then f ol • with accurate detail all tljelBcldeuts of i the famous encounter. To gain the results required many novel and ingenious effects are introduced into this spectacle which have never before been seen in any of Pain's exhibitions. The battleships of both nations are seen in full action, with the maneuvers of the fleet as they then took place faithfully produced. The battle, which has been arranged \vlth historic fidelity, will be sensational in the extreme, and no more accurate idea of the manner oi action of our heroes will perhaps even be seen than has been devised for this fray. The thrilling cannonading, the screeching of sheets, the explosion of bombs, the cries of the combatants, the crashing of timbers, the burning of ships, explosion of the magazines, and the lurid glare of the war fires, will form a vivid picture of sensational an<] realistic interest that will undoubtedly be indelibly stamped upon the minds of every one who sees it. It is declared that in this spectacle Pain has gone to such care to faithfully reproduce the battle, that it wil' be the closest approach to a geniune con filet that can be obtained through any mim ic means. In this display it be said that Pain has become more than a mere purveyor of amusement for showing so graphically, as it is promised he does, this brilliant page of American history; he becomes, as it were, a public instructor, showing through object lessons more graphic ir their results than any description coulc possibly do the real engagement as it actually took place. It will undoubtedly be an exhibit that no patriotic citizen will miss. A fitting epilogue of the spectacle will be the likeness of our Dewey, the hero of Ma nila, in fire, bearing the Itgend, " We Have Remembered the Maine." A startling ex hibit of some novel and Ingeniouspyrotech nical phenomena will also be seen during the evening, making perhaps the mosl elaborate display altogether that Pain has ever exhibited in this city. Among the 5( numbers and set pieces composing the fill' programme are the following, viz: No. 10—Device, "Remember the Maine.' Producing in floating aerial lights thonava signal, "Remember the Maine." No. 80.—Device, one of Pain's celebrated fire portraits of the hero of Manila, Ad miral George Dewoy. No. 44.—The Starry Flag. No. 47.—Mother of Thousands. The 180! Bomb. No. 48.—Special war device, reproducing (in outlines of fire) Dowey's celebratet victory, the battle of Manila, showing the destruction of Spanish war vessels, bom bardment of forts, etc., with terrific ex plosions, covering an area of some 300 feet vividly depleting the greatest victory on record. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. M. Stephens is visiting in Wis consin. Miss Ada Smith is at home for the summer. Mrs. Lulu Clarke McCoy is visiting the Goo. E. Clarke home. Mrs. Otto Falkenhainer's mother from St. Louis is visiting her. Miss Cora Richardson of Lake Citj is visiting Miss Louise McCoy. Mrs. Harvey Ingham and little boy came from Des Moines Saturday. Miss Myrtle Call is home for the summer vacation from Mt. Carroll, 111, Miss Lida Cowles is up from Bur lington visiting her brother, Gardner Cowles. J. R. Allen and wife of Lone Tree visited their nephew, Rev. P. E. Day last week. Chas. Cole of Appleton, Wis,, is here for the summer visiting his cousins a' the Prank Nicoulin home. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Utley visited the N. Spencer family the first of the week They came overland from Alden. Judge and Mrs. Bishop of Sycamore. 111., are out for a visit and to look ovei the judge's farm up on Black Cat. Mrs. W. H. Ingham and Margaret Doxsee wont to Omaha this morning to visit and to attend Iowa day at the big fair. Miss Bertha Hancock is home from her years work in Chicago, and her visit in Dubuque, for her summer va cation. Misses Margaret Rutherford anc Gertrude Wheelock, who haye been teaching in Tomahawk, Wis., came home last week for vacation. Mrs. C. B. Hutchins is off for a few weeks at Dubuque and in Illinois. She visits her daughter, who has been in Dubuque at school since in the spring Miss Ethel Slagle accompanied hei father to St. Paul, where she will re main for three weeks to enjoy her sura' mer vacation at the numerous summet resorts and lakes of Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Al. Falkenhainer came home Saturday and are already settled, to housekeeping in their new home. They came back sooner than they had planned as he was unable to get help in the store. Mrs. Mary Johnson and old Mrs Henderson came Monday from Minneapolis and are visiting, at Thos. Henderson's. Mrs. Stough and Mrs. Waldo planned to come, but gave it up at the last minute. Miss Jessamine Jones goes to Omaha next week to read a paper at one of the big educational gatherings at the exposition. This is an honorable reoog nition for Algona. Miss Jones will be a most creditable representative. Mrs. S. S. Wartman and daughtei Zpa are planning to spend the summet either in the north or west. They will probably go to Arizona. Mrs. Wartman isjusthome from a six weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Eastman, al Callendar. E. H. Warren and daughter came from Spearfish, S, D., last week. He was a delegate to the Masonic grand lodge meeting at Sioux Palls, and came on to Algona. Monday he and R. B. Warren went to Minneapolis to vlsil Mrs. Hugh Waterhouse. He reports the raining interests of the Black Hills steadily growing, and says Spearfish is making great gains. Excursion to Omaha Exposition, Via the Northwestern line, tickets will be on sale daily, beginning June 1, limits of tickets providing for longer or shorter sojourn, according to rate. This exposition will be well worth seeing. For further information apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway. -10 $__^__ r _ i THE Chicago, Milwaukee <Sp St. Paul Railway company will sell' excursion tickets, account of Trans-Mississippi exposition, Omaha, from June J to November 1, 1898, at one and one-third are for the round trip, limiting return coupon 8Q days from date of sale.—-Jlt5 your Wedding JWMK. Buy your wedding ring of us, we always make the bride a present. 5tf DINGLEY & BEAUTY OF THE SOUTH, NO TBOtJBLE ABOUT SLEEPING. Everything Qniet In Camp—Captain Cooke Again With Company F —Camp Notes. CHICKAMAUGA PARK, Ga. June 17.— It Is very quiet in camp. We have drills every morning and afternoon if it doesn't rain. It rained for the first time last Sunday, and has kept it up pretty well since. The boys are all getting acclimated and are just begin- ing to enjoy the country. Company F has not had a sick man in the hospital since coming here, which is more than most companies can say. There has been but little sickness in the quarters even. Occasionally one of the boys will feel bad and got excused from drill, but are all right again in the morning. One beauty of this country is that a person can sleep. The nights are very cool. Not cold enough so one would catch cold, but just right to sleep well. Another peculiarity of this climate is that though it often reaches 110 degrees here you can always find a cool spot some place. To a northerner the sun seems to just scorch, but the ment you step into the shade it is as cool as can be. The weather changes very rapidly. It talces but a few min utes for it to change from a cloudless sky to a heavy rain storm, or vice versa. The boys are taking in the sights of the park during their drills. We march oyer to some prominent place like Snodgrass Hill or Alexand er Bridge, during the regular drill time and use an advance and rear guard and occasionally take battle formation on arriving at the destination. In this way pleasure is added to the work and the men take more interest in the drilling. The tents of Company P are placed in what is known as a "street," that is, half on each side of an open space and facing each other. The officers' tents are at the end of the street and facing it. A person entering our street from the end next to the officers tents and stopping at the first tent on the right would find 1st Ser geant Daugherty, busy most of the time with the books, details, and general work of the company. He is a very competent man and is well liked by everybody. In the next tent is Sergeant Peterson, who joined the company at.the Northwestern depot just before leaving Algona, having driven that morning from Armstrong where he is in the harness business. Also in this tent are Corporal Roy Alcorn and Roy Johnson. Corporal Alcorn is a son of W. W. Alcorn of Seneca, and with practically no military training when enlisted has already risen to his position. Roy Johnson is the senior member of the firm of Johnson & Pearson of Swea City and is as popu lar a comrade as he is a merchant. In the next tent reside four boys little known in Algona as they all joined the company at Des Moines, yet they are some of our best men. Artificer Larsen, whose home is in Nevada, Iowa, is the man who does the tinkering of the company and he can do it well. Private Ganfield is a school teacher from Iowa Palls. He and Lai-sen rode to Des Moines from Iowa Palls on their wheels for fear they wouldn't get there in time by train. Claude Spring, who lives at Ames is a senior in the scientific course at the college. Harvey Priesner, who is slightly known in Algona, is a young man from Humboldt, well liked by everybody. Passing to the next tent we find a jolly crowd composed of Arthur Lincoln, son ol Brigadier General Lincoln of Ames; Prank Underwood of Ames, popularly known as "Boyle's baby" on account ol his size; Mark Boyle of Whittemore, formerly deputy sheriff of Kpssuth county and one of the best soldiers in camp, and last, but not least, Glen Davison of Bancroft, who goes by the name of "Patty," and is the best natured man in camp. In the fifth tent on that side we see Art. Craft, formerly a popular clerk at Ladendorff s restaurant, and Ed. Richardson, who is now connected with the band; also Jas. Tanner, an auctioneer from Wesley and Guy Curtiss of Nevada, brother of P. M. Curtiss of Algona. In the next tent you run across Henry Bruhns of Germania, quite well known in Algona business circles, and Jas. MoGuire of the same town, who is known as "Maggie;" Corporal Spongberg also makes this tent his headquarters from which his voice goes thundering down the street, ordering his squad to get a rustle on themselyes and get some wood. The next and last tent on the right hand side covers three Algona boys, Milo Chapin, Chas. A. Cohenour and John AdaraSj and also Chas. Best of Germania, who has been transferred to the hospital department. MiloCliapin is one of our best drilled privates, Sergeant Cohenour is just as short and smiling as ever and John Adams is a good soldier. Now starting back at the other end of the other side of the street we will find in the first tent a chummy crowd composed of Corporal Salisbury, Corporal Yetter, Musician Ray Ward; privates, Leslie Tillotson and Edgar Winkel, all of Algona, and Musician M. E. Miller, and Private Barge, both of Bancroft. Corporals Yetter and Salisbury are both excellent "non-com's." "Tommy" Tillotson does nothing but write letters in his spare moments; Edgfar Winkel and Barge are good looking soldiers and the two trumpeters are as good at playing " recall" as any on the grounds. In the next tent are located Wm. Gilbride, Joe Bestenlehner, Jack Peterson, Jas. Smith, Henry Dally and Ellison Blaokford, all well and favorably known in Algona, and Ernest Corey, a boy from Lehigh, Iowa. In the next tent we find John Wood Jr. of Bancroft, Eden Morphew and Prank Tour of Port Dodge, George Nelson of Algona, Alba Seely of Blue Earth City, Wilson MoDill of Creston, Wm. Green of Wesley and Rudolf Anderson of Forest City. These are all nice young men, though little known in Algona. [n the next tent are Harry IJulsizer and F. F. Thome of Pee Moines, the atter being a member of the band; vorporal Edgar Stratford of Cedar Rapids a member of the Iowa state col- lege; Benj. Kreamer of Exira and also an Ames student, Harry Gosnell and Will Woolsey, two boys from Fort Dodge, and Corporal Ray Worttnan of Kelley. This is one of the best "gangs" in our company street. We next come to a tent which holds William and Lorenzo Stahl of Bancroft, the former being the company wagoner; Chas. Thomas of Pella, M. C. Miller of Marshalltown, commonly known as " Sleepy; Samuel Robbins of Reynolds, a "school mar'm" of no mean ability and Clarence Cuppett of Fort Dodge. The next tent, which was formerly the company mess tent, contains a cellar, the quartermaster's stores and the outfits and beds of Sergeants Tultle, Taylor and Carpanter, and Privates Cronin, Tellier und Minkler, all of Algona, and John Dollman of Odebolt. Walter Tellier is chief cook and "Web." Minkler is honorable assistant cook. These boys are so well known in Algona that nothing need be said of them except that they are all doing their full share of work and doing it exceptionally well. NOTES. Capt. Cooke returned to the company today, Major Kirk having reported for duty. The boys are now allowed to drink the spring water as it is thought they are about acclimated. We are getting as anxious to leave hero as we were to quit Camp McKin- loy. You should have our "police gang" to help fix up the fair grounds. A four-horse mule team has been assigned to the company. Company F is fortunate in being under the command of Captain Cooke, Major Hilo and Colonel Humphrey, the best officers of their respective grades on the ground. We 'uns reckoned how as you 'uns might be a sending us all some housewives directly. Rumors to the effect that we will leave shortly for Long Island. Cuba, Tampn, Porto Rico, Manila and Algona take their turns in going the rounds of the camp. The rations are improving. Merritt Turner was the man chosen as a recruiting detail for this company. See him all you young men who are so anxious to help whip Spain. Show your patriotism. Company P will need about 40'more men to make the required 106. See who can be the first if you mean business. Sergeants Taylor and Tuttle recently wove a fine tent mat for vour correspondent out of cane, which grows in large tracts near here. JAY E. RANDALL. mighty risky thing to do, but it waa ;he one chance, and it won. Then Mr, Dolliver got his first chance at the convention. Many were the remarks: "If he'd made that speech before the nomination was made the result would have been different." It was a beautiful lit' tie speech, such as only Dolliver could make, full of good-natured, generous thoughts, true manhood and loyal republicanism. It was witty and also eloquent; it was carefully thought out and skillfully delivered, and it electrified the convention, so that the delegates felt as if they had done something they would be ashamed of in sending Dolliver home without the nomination. It was unfortunate for Major Holmes that he had to speak afterward.- But proud as he was of his young hero's appearance in defeat, Gov. Carpenter was the saddest man in the district, and he did not fully recover from it until he saw Mr. Dolliver nominated two years later in Webster City. During his political career Mr. Dolliver has missed no opportunity to show his admiration and appreciation for Gov. Carpenter. DEATH VISITS TWO HOMES. HOW DOLLIVER GOT TO OONGEESS Some Interesting History ShowliiK Ex-Governor Carpenter's Good Worlt. P. W. Bicknell in Marshalltown Times Republican: It was a beautifu thing for Congressman Dolliver to recommend the widow of the late Cyrus C. Carpenter, former governor of Iowa, for postmaster of Port Dodge. It was another payment on a debt of gratitude that Mr. Dolliver has often acknowledged he owed Gov. Carpenter. It was the unselfish love of the good man who has gone that first brought J. P. Dolliver before the people of the Tenth congressional district as a candidate for congress. It was in 1886. A, J. Holmes had had the two terms which were thought to be his due, and in the early summer the republicans of the district were looking about for a candidate. Many wanted Governor Carpenter, who had preceded Holmes, to return to congress, and there is no doubt whatever that he might have done so then. But he put it all aside for the.sake of young Mr. Dolliver, then almost unknown, except for the speech he made as temporary chairman of the state convention in 1884, which brought him immediately into national prominence and kept him busy during the presidential campaign that followed, speaking in the eastern states. Gov. Carpenter was asked by old friends and new from all over the district to be a candidate, but he said it was time for another, that Port Dodge had a young man who would bring fame and honor to the district and the state and who would help to fill the pages of the Congressional Record with language fit to stand along side the words of those whose names are written highest on the scroll of fame. In short, he had come to know this young man well and had satisfied himself that a great career was in store for him if he could be rightly started. At that time, as always, Humboldt county politicians were in close communion with those of. Webster county. They always worked together to the great glory of Port Dodge. So it was only natural that Gov. Carpenter should take Mr. Dolliver to Humboldt to discuss the manner of bringing him out as a candiate for the republican nomination for congress. It was determined that A. D. Bicknell of Humboldt should write a letter to Gov. Carpenter, suggesting that he be a candidate for congress again, and that he would have strong support, etc. To this, which was written on the spot, the governor replied at length, declining to be a candidate and proposing Mr. Dolliver. This correspondence, with vigorous editorial endorsement, was immediately published in the Humboldt Kosmos, and Mr. Dolliver was in the field, a candidate for office for the first time in his life. How deeply Gov. Carpenter felt the responsibility for the success of his young friend is a matter of history. Ho exerted himself and felt an anxiety for Mr. Dolliver as he had. never done for himself. It seemed as if It was his own son whose interests were at stake. Ho was the chief counsel and chairman of the Dolliver conference at the convention in Algona, and I well remember the look of despair on his face in that " last ditch" conference the night before the nomination was made. The convention had balloted all day and there seemed no possibility of getting the two or three votes needed to nominate Dolliver. On the other hand the opposition was getting together. The various candidates were taking big chances with each other, in the hope that one or another might pull through. It was not possible to stand this sort of thing much longer, and it proved so next morning, when Boone county threw its entire vote and all it could oommund for 20 ballots to Judge Connor, and on the 21st ballot got the votes to nominate Major Holmee. It wae a Ignntz Wernert and Mrs. S. P. Christensen Die During Sunday Night. Ignatz Wernert, for 22 years a resident of Kossuth, passed away at his home in Algona Sunday evening at the ripe age of 82 years. He had been gradually failing in health for some months, but succumbed to an acute attack of pneumonia in the end. The funeral was held yesterday at 9:30 o'clock at the Catholic church, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a long procession of old-time friends. Mr. Wernert was born in Prance, March 7, 1816, As a young man he served eight years and a half in the armies of Louis Phillipe and Napoleon third. He was married in Prance nearly 50 years ago, and preparations had already been made to celebrate his golden wedding in September. Forty- five years ago he came to this country and located at Dubuque, where he lived until he moved to Kossuth, 22 years ago, taking a farm in Cresco township. Ten years ago he came to Algona, and prepared to enjoy a peaceful old age. Nine children were born to him, eight of whom are still living, all of whom were at his dying bedside—Charles, living in Humboldt county; Mrs. Miles Sweeney of Dubuque; Joseph of Martin county, Kansas; Enos, Carrie, Kate, Anna, and Christine of Algona. Mr. Wernert was much respected by all who knew him. He was prudent, industrious, and honest. He was a good neighbor and a good citizenl He rounded out a ripe old age, leaving behind the memory of good deeds aijd a family which has the esteem of all. '\ Mrs. S. P. Christensen. *'\ The illness of Mrs. Christensen, not-'" ed last week, ended fatally Sunday evening, after seven days duration. No sadder death has occurred in Algona in years. The baby, scarcely two weeks old, is a healthy little fellow, and his brother, two years and a half old, is already a vigorous and sturdy boy. Mrs. Christensen was a woman of strong constitution and vigorous health. Her death seems so untimely that it has caused sorrow to the whole community. The funeral was held yesterday at the home, and was conducted by the Odd Fellows und Rebeccas, and was attended by a big gathering of friends. Rev. Day offered prayer. Mrs. Christensen's maiden name was Mary Katherine Kargleder. She was born in St. Paul 25 years ago. Her parents when she was'three years old came to Kossuth, so that she in reality grew up here in the community. Her father wos a man of business ability, but was in failing health when he came to Iowa, and moved to his farm west of Algona. His death followed in 1885. Her mother, Mrs. Bechlmeier, and her brothers and sisters are well known and respected residents. To Sheriff Christensen in his sorrow the sympathy of all is extended. Time alone can touch with .healing the wounds this blow has inflicted upon him. His comfort and the comfort of his motherless little ones will be the memory of one who filled her station in life well, who did her whole duty, and whose untimely death all mourn. Death of Freeman Ash. WESLEY, June 21.—Mr. Freeman Ash, Sr., who has been a resident of Kossuth county a great many years, died Monday, at 11 o'clock p. m., with a complication of diseases. Mr. Ash came to this county when the country was comparatively new, and took up a homestead in Portland township, near where J. H. Grover now lives, where he resided until about ten years ago. He came to Wesley, where he has lived a retired life with his wife and family. He had reached that good old age of 78 years before he died. He leaves a wife and nine children, five boys and four girls, to mourn his departure from this world. The funeral will take place Wednesday. WE WILL ALL GO, The "Ancient Ontor of Jove" at the lllnlc irrJUny KYOIIIIIJJ. Tho Odd Follows and Robokahs ure going to lot tlio public; Into some of the inner soorolH I'YIdiiy ovoning, and that the public iiwy ull bo accommodated they huvo muiui-od tlio old rink building. Tho " Anoloiil Order of Jove" will bo put on In llio most approved fashion, uno no ond cuu afford to miss it. Tho program will oonslat of three parts. Part limit consists of music, opening remarks by Mrs. C. 0, Sampson, a recitation by OlivoTrumbuH of Irvlngtoii, a recitation by Kutlo Bluokford of Algona, and muslu. Part second consists of tbo Bldo-anlU- dramatic comedy, "Tho Anoloiit Order of Jove." Part third consists of oloL'iint refreshments of a material IclnuBuoh as strawberries, etc., oto,, froo for ull. The mueio will be in charge of Mrs. E. G. Bowyer, the doors will open at 7:30 o'clock, the admission will be 26 and 15 cents. Everybody can go.

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