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• JTV**- r v *v IBM ttBS MOIKE8! ALGONA, IOWA, W^BKEgfrAY, JULY _27 L 1898. to Subscribers. One copy, one year ....................... *i.|g One copy, six months. ................. ... 75 Oneeopy, thtee months.... A.. ........... 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Retiiit by draft, money order, or express order ftt ottr risk. . Bates of advertising sent on application. CARDS OF CANDIDATES. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of clerk of courts, subject to the action of the republican county convention. T. 3. thereby announce myself a candidate for cotinty attorney, subject to the action of the republican county convention. E. V. SWETTING. 1 hereby announce myself a candidate for county auditor, subject to the action of the republican county convention. M. P. WBAVEB. 1 hereby announce myself a candidate for county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. FRANK E. thereby announce myself a candidate for county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. VY. J. CRAMMOND. thereby announce myself a candidate for county clerk, subject to the action of the republican county convention. J. B. CAIW. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney. Subject to the action of the republican county convention. FHEDEIUCK M. Cuimss. Peace In Sight. It is officially announced this morning that the French ambassador has made an appeal to President McKin- leyfor peace, acting at Spain's request. Local Caucus Rules. THE UPPER DBS MOINES has been asked several times whether the primary election method is to be used in the republican caucuses in Kossuth this fall. That depends wholly upon the will of the township holding the caucus. There is no county rule for using the primary vote on candidates. After the primary was tried last fall and the matter came up in the county convention, the two hour caucus was endorsed, but the primary election was dropped in the committee and was not reported to the convention. The rules for holding conventions that have been adopted and not repealed are as follows: The county convention to be held on the second Friday in September. Caucuses to be held on the Friday preceding in all precincts. Caucuses to be kept open two hours and delegates elected by ballot. Another rule is that county conventions to select delegates to state and district conventions be held on the Friday preceding the annual state convention. But this has been found impracticable on account of the early calls for district conventions. The Attack on F. Jf. Helsell. Rev. S. P. Marsh, who attended the corner stone laying in Algona last Wednesday, has lived neighbor to Frank H. Helsell in Sioux Rapids for several years. He says the attack upon Mr. Helsell in the Sioux Rapids Republican grows out of business rivalries, that no attention whatever 'should be paid to the charges, and that during the campaign a satisfactory method of showing up their character will be adopted by Mr. Helsell and his friends. He says that Mr. Helsell's family is among the most highly respected in Sioux Rapids, that Mr. Helsell is always honored in his home town, and that in so far as his personal record is concerned it will bear full investigation. As to the charge made by J. J. Bruce of Pocahontas, it is probably enough to eay of it that the Rolfe Reveille, edited by Mr. Bruce's son, says there is noth- , ing in it. There is, howeyer, an official record in the matter which fully re- Jutes the Bruce story, In the official proceedings of the county board is the following report: Board proceeded to an examination of bonds and bond records of C. A. Chaiiton, county treasurer, and passed the following: Whereas, J. J. Bruce has circulated reports to the effect that the official bonds of C, A; Charlton, county treasurer, have been changed, we nave therefore examined each of the official bonds filed by said treasurer, bave examined the bond records where the same were recorded and compared said bonds and record, and we do find that the said bonds and bond records show no evidence of having been changed, all reports to the contrary are false. Unanimously adopted. State of Iowa, Pocahontas County, ss: I, I. C. Thatcher, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the records in my office as county auditor of proceedings of board of supervisors of date »et out. I. C. THATOHEH, Co. Auditor, Pocahontas county, la. We again suggest to all republicans that they hold judgment in abeyance until all the facts are known, So many good men in Iowa have been slandered by envious neighbors. Mr. Grose's Endorsement. The Courier, considering that Mr. J. W. Sullivan was one of the two who were chiefly instrumental in getting up the testimonial to our present county olerk, shows not only poor taste, and political sagacity as well, in such items $8 this: "Mr, Weaver has been a very competent deputy, and, bad not T«e UPPISH DBS MOINES placed a ban on all Algona candidates except its pet, Mr. Weaver would stand a pretty good show of getting the If Tf[E UPPER DES MOINPS has put a 00 all republican candidates but Grose by signing the resolutions in Mr, SwlUvan, Mr, McMabon Swr have equally put a ban »M tfcffiomtio candidates, and euch at a tjine wban the CQUT* ier is interested in securing a high democratic honor for Mr. Sullivan is certainly ill timed. There has been nothing secret or deep-laid in the testimonial to Mr. Grose, as the Courier well knows. It bad its suggestion originally with Judge J. C. Cook, who in hia relations to many courts has come to have a high regard for our county clerk's efficiency and methods of doing business. The matter was presented to the members of the bar by Geo. E. Clarke and J. W. Sullivan, and those who did not sign had other reasons than any disagreement with the sentiments expressed In the resolutions. The movement was wholly non-partisan, was not gotten up for political effect further than to suggest the value of his services to the county, and the resolutions simply put in concrete form what judges and lawyers alike have been saying about the conduct of the office. Mr. Grose highly appreciates this testimonial from the bar. He has not decided whether he will allow his name to be presented to the convention in connection with a renomination or not. In any event he will not be a candidate, nor will his friends urge his nomination. No ban is placed upon any body, and the attempt to make a non-partisan and wholly merited endorsement of his excellent official record appear other than it is is so petty and so cheap that it is unworthy further notice. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Rev. McNamee of the Milwaukee hotel preachedat Wesley Sunday morri- ing and evening. West Bend Advance: Geo. E. Clarke, Algona's famous attorney, was in town last Saturday. Mr. Clarke is very popular in West Bend, Hampton raised $300 for the benefit of the soldiers from Franklin county, besides the county supervisors of that county have appropriated $7 per month to each man in addition to the regular pay as provided by the United States government. Rock Rapids Review: Miss Kate Wernert of Algona has accepted a position with N. Koob, Son & Co. in their dry goods department. She is an experienced saleslady, possesses talent and will win a place in our social circles to which she is entitled. Al. Adams says of Dr. Sheetz: In everything the doctor was highly regarded. He was a gallant soldier in the war of the rebellion, and was mustered out in 1866 as adjutant of the 8th Illinois infantry. We knew him well, and he was a man whom to know was good for one. Garner Signal: The war concert gotten up by the ladies of Algona for the benefit of the company who went to the front from that county netted $183.65. What's the matter with the ladies of Garner doing equally as well for the brave boys who went out from Hancock county. THE JTJDQESHIP OONTEOVERSY. Spirit Lake Beacon: Personal enemies of F. H. Helsell are trying to stir up trouble in the judicial campaign. They are making charges against the republican nominee which sound serious, but which will dwindle into insignificance upon investigation. The Carroll Herald knows F. H. Helsell well and this is its opinion: Mr. Helsell is one of the brighest lawyers in the state, and as a judge he will make his mark. He has thus far devoted himself to the practice of his profession, and has made a remarkable success. His elevation to the bench will be received with satisfaction by hosts of friends all oyer Iowa. The Rolfe Reveille is published at the home of J. J. Bruce, who has been making some serious charges against Frank Helsell, nominee to succeed Judge Thomas. The Reveille says: The mild opposition to Judge Quarton comes from the Hutchins case from Laurens and because the judge would not allow testimony that was not admissable—a confession under duress — evidence which any judge would throw out. The kick on Helsell seems to be on general suspicions. Again we repeat, too bad. About the election of these gentlemen by large majorities there can be no doubt. The republican party will stay by its nominees. Gov. Shaw was asked to investigate Helsell's record before appointing him to succeed Judge Thomas. He made the following public statement: The charges are not new to me. The matter was laid before me by Mr, Bruce substantially in the same form as now published when Mr. Helsell's name was first mentioned in connection with the judgeship. I took the charges under consideration and sought to investigate them. I wrote to several residents of Rolfe and Pocahontas county and learned that the charges were old and that they had never been given serious attention by those familiar with the facts. I believe an unsuccessful attempt was made at that time to have the grand jury take them up. They have been aired in past campaigns without result. I cannot believe there is anything in them to reflect upon Mr. Helsell. The fact that he was endorsed for the position was largely known but not one objection came to me except that of Mr. Bruce. It is not conceivable that if Mr. Helaell'a business methods were otherwise than upright, he should have received the endorsements he did from the attorneys of the district. Mr. Helsell will become district judge of the district as soon as Judge Thomas retires, which, by the terms of his resignation, will be August 6. Hall to Seneca. There was a shower of hail in the northern part of Seneca township, in Kossuth county, Monday. There was enough hail in some places to cover the ground, but no material damage was done as there was not a particle of wind at the time the bail fell. If a etorm had accompanied the hail the crops would bj,ve been a total lose. THE CORNER STONE LAID, BISHOP M'OABE'8 ADDRESS A GEM. Everything Carried Out According to Program—Contents of the Old and New Corner Stones. The corner stone of the new Methodist Episcopal church was laid last Wednesday according to the program announced. The fates seemed propitious, for not even the most crochety nature could have grumbled at the weather, and no weather clerk could have added anything to the comfort of the occasion, even if he were omnipotent. The Congregational church was packed at the appointed hour, and the following program was carried out, Dr. Yetter leading the service: Hymn, congregation; prayer, Rev. J. W. Walker; scripture, Rev, S. P. Marsh; anthem, choir; solo, Miss Edith Adrian; address, Bishop C. C. McCabe; offertory; procession to the church site led by the lecture on the " Bright Side of Life in Llbby Prison." No tickets were sold by canvassing, and yet the audience numbered fully 400. Miss Goddard sang "The New Star Spangled Banner" very sweetly and was heartily applauded. Miss Adrian sang " The Star Spangled Banner" and the audience joined in the chorus, lud by the bishop. It was inspiring and the audience deeply appreciated the verse of the Suwanee River, sung by Miss Adrian as the response to the encore. This lecture of Bishop McCabe's has been delivered literally thousands of times. He says it isn't very dignified for a bishop, but adds, " You must remember It was composed when I was a boy." Many—a score or more in his audience—had heard it from four to a half-dozen times. It is impossible to give a synopsis. The lecture is the quaint, pathetic, humorous recital of his experiences in Libby prison from the retreat of Gen. Milroy before Gen. Early at Winchester. At intervals he takes excursions into the spheres of philosophy, wisdom, sentiment and eulogy of the heroes of the past, always returning and taking up the thread of his story where he left it. No one can over-state the thrills of patriotic pride he communicates, and no one can express the deep cloud of sadness that settles when he tells of the fearful bishop, presiding elder, pastor and visiting clergy. . The address of Bishop McCabe was ' the gem of beauty expected by all who knew him. Tracing the evolution of church building from the rude altars of Abel, Abraham, Jacob and Moses, through the tabernacle of the wilderness to the temples of Solomon and Zerrubabel, he drew the lessons of the philosophy of worship with such eloquence, such pathos, such sympathy, such wit that the lengthy address of an hour seemed but a few minutes in length. His argument, supplemented by story after story of his own experience, demonstrated the wisdom of the present enterprise, until all Methodist hearts were singing hallelujahs, and the quietest of other denominations saying AmensI At the church site, the stone being in place, the following order was observed: Declaration, Bishop McCabe; hymn, congregation; ritual prayer, Dr. Yetter; scripture lesson and recital of the contents of the stone, Dr. Day; laying and troweling of the corner stone, Bishop McCabe; hymn, congregation; doxology. The corner stone of the old church was taken out, and its contents were found to consist as follows: A Bible, a Methodist hymnal, a Methodist Discipline of 1876 issue, a four-page prospectus of what was then Algona college, a copy of the Northwest Iowa Conference minutes, a copy of THE UPPER DES MOINES of Oct. 15, 1879, and the Republican of Oct. 22, 1879, a copy of the Northwestern Christian Advocate of Oct. 15,1879; two blank books, one containing the names of 62 persons who had given $1 on that occasion, and the other containing the names of the membership and officiary of the Methodist Episcopal church in Algona. These were inscribed as follows: " Found in the corner stone of the old church, laid Oct. 28, 1879. Redeposited in this coraer stone July 20, 1898." In addition the following documents and articles were placed in the stone laid last Wednesday: A hymnal used by the pastor's father for 21 years; a Discipline of the issue of 1896; a list of the church membership and officiary at this time; a paper inscribed, " War was declared by the United States against Spain April 21, 1898, in the name of humanity and for the liberty of Cuba. Commodore Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay, May 1, 1898. Commodore Schley destroyed the flower of the Spanish navy off Santiago de Cuba July 3, 1898. Maj. Gen. Shaffter, U. S. A., received the surrender of 24,000 Spanish troops defending Santiago de Cuba July 20, 1898." Wrapped around this paper was a silk Cuban in surgent flag and around both of these a silk flag of the United States; a copy of a catalogue of Algona college; a copy of the church annual issued by S. P. Marsh while pastor in 1886; a copy of the printed slip containing the hymns and scripture used in the service; a copy of the North western Christian Advocate of July 13,1898; and a few coins of 1898 issue. Thus was conducted one of the' most notable services in the history of the religious growth of Algona. It is another step in an enterprise in which all of Algona is interested without regard to creed or sect, standing as it does a monument to the liberality, enterprise and push of Algona Methodism and Algona citizenship. Whenever Algona's name will be mentioned, the credit ol this great church building will reflect in her favor. The more the new church advances in its building, the more is seen of its convenience, beauty and usefulness, and the more fully do the people appreciate it as an addition to thft public property of the city worthy of aid from every quarter. THE UPPER DES MOINES ventures the hope' that the prosperous history of the enterprise to date may continue to the great time when the church shall be finished and dedicated, ^ The Evening l_,ecture. The Congregational church was filled at night with an audience called together by the simple announcement that Bishop McCabe would deliver bis scenes he saw in the prison hospital and prison burial trench, and On ship joard returning home with the starved victims of southern prison pens. He simply sweeps the entire gamut of threnody and dirge, while he touches, too, the hiu-D strings of joy and pleasure. He has injected into his lecture a deal of reference to the present war that is new, interesting and inspiring and is only described by saying it is characteristic of himself. Applause, laughter and tears punctuate the delivery of his story, and hearts bounded as he pronounced his apostrophe to Lincoln, " the greatest mere man of all time," and Grant, " the Ullyses ot victory, worthy to stand at the head of all the chieftains of history." At the conclusion of the lecture, the bishop sang, " We are coming Father Abraham 600,000 more," and by request, "Papa, what would you take for me?" His sale of the account by Frank E. Moran of the tunneling out of Libby prison, by which he has already sent over $800 to this heroic soldier's poor widow, was so like McCabe that he stood before us his old self—chaplain. The small bundle of 100 copies was sold in three minutes, and not one- fourth of those who wished copies were supplied. All in all, it was one of the most pleasurable nights ever spent by Algonians, Corner Stone Clilpplngs, The stone was set in place at exactly 3:54 p. m. Bishop McCabe spread the mortar with the skill of the old corner stone official that he is. The voluntary offering of over $200 was a token for good to the society undertaking this enterprise. A warm letter of deep regret at not being able to come was received from former pastor Robt. Bagnell, It was hard to discover which was the happier, Dr. Yetter, the presiding elder, or Dr. Day, the pastor. The collection at the church amounted to over $200, a pretty good sum for a perfectly free-will offering. Many were disappointed that at the last moment Rev, G. W. Southwell and wife were prevented from coming. No entertainment of the kind was ever more liberally patronized than the serving of refreshments in the rink by the Ladies' Aid society. The announcement of the placing 01 the Union flag in the corner stone was greeted with a ripple of applause anc an audible murmur of approval. The choral singing at the church was inspiring and finished, and the congregational hymns were full o: Methodist fire and hearty vigor. The ladies of the church labored like Marthas, but they were favored with receipts of over $60. The churches ought to give the ladies two votes to men having one. The copy of the church annual o 1886 was given by Mr. and Mrs. E. G Bowyer, the catalogue of Algona college by Capt. W. H. Ingham, and the silk flags by O. B. Durdall. S. P. Marsh was the only former pas tor attending, and he was on the streets but a few times until his hand had hac literally hundreds of the warmest anc most cordial of grips. Mrs. Marsh was welcomed too. The city from 2 to 4 o'clock enjoyed a midweek Sabbath, the stores, witl one exception, and all restaurants a barber shops joining in the closing movement. The church is grateful foi this action of respect and deeply appre elates it. The contractor was right on time with his preparations, the building being at least one week ahead of where he promised it would be. This argues wel" for a prompt completion of the structure as per time of the contract, which calls for the finishing of the ediface by Oct. 20,1898. Mies Adrian's singing was a great pleasure to the people. Mies Adrian hails from Cherokee, and possesses not only a sweet voice, but a cultivated voice as well. She came on the bishop's Invitation from her engagement at Spirit Lake, where she was one of the Chautauqua soloists. Her father is one of the leading Methodists at Cherokee. The corner stone is a beauty, made of the red sand stone, rock faced, and measuring two feet six inches square, and two feet high. On its southwest face In a nicely carved space are inscribed these figures, "1898." This simple inscription is the only mark of the kind and is in keeping with the latest Ideas on this subject. Many thanks are due Contractor 3ross for his helpful service in connection with the corner stone laying. He ould not have been more accommodating. In this connection it is just to say that the Methodists are grateful to the papers for kind assistance, and to the various churches for sympathetic aid, is well as to the Congregational people for the use of their building. The copies of the papers placed in the old corner stone contrast remarkably with the issues of the current week placed in the new stone. Both THE UPPER DES MOINES and the Republican have improved wonderfully, while the Northwestern Christian Advocate from a large awkward eight-page paper has assumed the magax.ine form with 32 to 40 pages weekly, embellished with the best of engravings of current interest. The following preachers attended the service: John Hamerson, Whittemore; 3. W. Walker, Emmetsburg; C. E. Anderson, West Bend; O. K. Maynard and wife, Britt; G. F. Whitfield and wife. Burt; E. L. Benedict and wife, Bancroft; G. B. Maloneand wife, SweaClty; L. F. Kaine, Armstrong; Frank Mathis, Germanla; I. Green and wife, Livermore; C. A. Deavitt and wife, Corwith; H. Weston, Hutchins; J. Schmidt, "erman Methodist pastor, Burt; H. E. White, Presbyterian pastor, West Bend; S. P. Marsh and wife, Sioux Rap- ds. In addition, large parties of laymen were present from Ledyard, Bancroft, Burt, Fenton, Union, Wesley, Britt, West Bond and Livermore. Uolllyer's First Speech. "Dolliver's first speech" has again jeen located, this time at Manson. Without doubt this is the original ' first speech" and all others are Imita- lons. Geo. R. Allison, of Rockwell Dity, tells the Advocate that back in 79 or '80, when he was a resident of Manson, J. P. Dolliver and his older brother, R. H. Dolliver, came to that place and opened a law offlce. It happened that on the 4th of July some prominent citizen of the state, who had been engaged for orator of tha day, unexpectedly cancelled his engagement. The committee was in a dilemma, and as a way out it was suggested that young Dolliver be asked to fill the vacancy, there being no time to secure another speaker.of known ability. J. P. consented and gave them such a speech that he was at once raised to a high place in the estimation of the people of that section. From that time he rose steadily before the public, first as the " boy orator" in the school houses of this and surrounding counties, then as the chairman of the republican state convention, arousing the members of that body to great enthusiasm by his eloquence, then as a successful campaigner in the eastern states, then as a defeated candidate for congress, accepting the result so gracefully that his nomination for the next term was almost assured, finally as the choice of his party for representative of this district, which position he has held continuously for five terms. It is pleasing to know that Mr. Dolliyer has not been content with resting his fame upon oratory and that few men in public lifie are as dilligent in all branches of public duties as is our own congressman! KILLED AT DES MOINES. Nephew of Lou Ml I Ion jRun Over by the Cars—Prominently Connected at Marshaltown. Ralph Humlong, the young man from Marshaltown, who was killed at Des Moines last Wednesday, was a nephew of Mrs. S. S. Rist and Lou Millen. His father Geo. Humlong married their sister, and is a wealthy carriage manufacturer of Marshaltown. Ralph while waiting at the Des Moines union depot for the next train home, was run over by a switch engine, had one leg severed from the body and the other badly crushed. It was 40 minutes before the city ambulance could be got, and he was almost dead before medical assistance was secured. The funeral was private to a great extent, which was held at the residence of his father. The services, led by Rev. Mr. Russell, were short on account of the serious condition of the poor young man's mother, who has heart disease, and he was laic away in beautiful Riverside at 10 a. m., where a large concourse of friends showed their warmest sympathy. An immense wheel four feet across, made of roses, carnations and maiden hair ferns was laid at the head of the grave —the gift of his father's employes. OOL, OOOKE IS HOME. Arrives Saturday Morning With. High Fever.— Resting Easily. Word came to Algona last week tha Col. Cooke had succumbed to typhoid which is ravaging Camp Thomas, anc would come home. He traveled alone one day without a sleeper, with a fever of 104 degrees when he reached Algona. Miss Mann is nursing him, and he is resting easily though his fever is still on. Dr. Kenefick has him in charge. Col. Cooke has sat almost continuously on court martial, besides his other duties, and has been compelled to ride days at a time on horseback arranging for a rifle range. He is worn out with over work as much as anything.- Edgar Winkel is another victim. His mother left Saturday evening. A telegram since announces that be has been taken to Covington, Ky., near Cincinnati, to a hospital. He is very sick. The Loiter hospital is full to over flowing at Chicamauga. The heat anc bad water have been too much for the boys. IF you have idle money why not have it where it will earn you something, Interest paid on time deposits 45- GEO. C, '•"" WILL NAMfi A JUDICIAL TICKET, Democrats Will Meet at Emmetebnrg Ang. 4, to Select Nominees—Local Political Notes. THE FIRST TIME IN A judicial convention will beheld metsburg by the democrats Aug. 4, to place candidates in the field against Judge Quar- on and F. H. Helsell. J. W. Sullivan of Algona and C. E. Cohoon of Emmetsburg are talked of as the probable nominees ["his is the first time the democrats haye named a Judicial ticket in some years. Sound Sense From Wesley. Wesley Reporter: Wesley republicans tave no candidate to go before the convention with and no axes whatever to grind,. and so far as we can learn, they will be a unite for harmony and good fellowship. This feeling, we are satisfied will prevade the coming convention and will result in jutting up an impregnable ticket. Swoti City is Suspicious. Herald: We are glad to see the lawyers picking out their man for clerk. That plan is going to facilitate matters in the coming 3ounty convention considerably. And tak- ng the cue from the lawyers, we think it advisable for the whole business to be div- ded up among the professions. Conceding that the lawyers should designate the candidate for clerk, for the reason that they have more business with him than any other officer in the court house, we would claim the right for the editors to name the auditor; and let the bankers pick out the next treasurer; the brokers the sheriff; the teachers, the county superintendent; the notaries public and justices of the peace, ;he recorder; the criminals (identified by laving served sentence or paid a fine), the county attorney; the town lot companies, the surveyor; the undertakers, thecoroner; and the supervisors could be assigned to,he farmers or left for the bone of contention in county conventions. This plan woulcT materially lessen the responsibilities of the granger delegates in the conventions and place it where it belongs. For why should anybody outside of the undertakers' ranks •jare a whit who is coroner? Or, who better than those who have felt the benight- ng influence of a prosecuting attorney, can select the best man for county attorney? This plan will have more favor with George Hanna than Tommy Cooke's bobtail primary : in fact, ought to commend itself to all, ihe boys. Discovers a Mare's Nest. Ledyard Leader: The Algona UPPER DES MOINES came out last week with a half column article trying to blindfold the people and thereby gain their confidence that Algona might capture every office in sight this fall. Bro. Ingham claims and sets up in his blindfold that Algona will only ask for one place this fall, that if the people will give them what they want, county auditor, the balance of the county can have what there is left. What will there be left? Let us see. There are four places to be filled aside from the supervisors. It is a well conceded fact that Algona wants the auditor and it looks very much as though they wanted county attorney as they have three candidates for that .place, and they want Randall to succeed himself for recorder. How about clerk? Well that is pretty well settled as far as Bro. Ingham is concerned, he don't want Crose elected again. that is he would have the people outside of Algona believe he didn't, but he signed a petition a few days ago favoring the re-election of B. F. Crose for the fourth term of clerk. Algona says to the rest of the county, keep still until we get what we want and you can have the rest. That is just what they have been saying every year and the balance of the county always got th& rest. How would it do for the balance of the county to take what it wants first and give Algona the rest for a while? Local Political Notes. Lu Verne News: Mr. Swotting is one of the best attorneys in Algona. Courier: Joel Taylor is spoken of as a. candidate for county recorder on the republican side. He has served long and faithfully and ought to have recognition. Burt Monitor : Mr. Swetting's qualifications for the office are not questioned, an<l personally he stands high in the estimation of the public. He is a strong candidate. Livermore Gazette: Our former citizen, Frank Allen, of Burt, is a candidate for recorder of Kossuth county. Frank's many friends here would all like to come up and vote for him. Whittemore Champion : E. V. Swetting is a man of good ability and reputation and would fill the office well. M. P. Weaver's long experience as deputy in the offlce eminently fits him for the place. No better man could be named. Burt Monitor : Mr. Allen is a Kossuth county product, has been a life-long and out-spoken republican, and has always been one of our most active workers in the ranks. He is one of the leading republicans of the county and will go into the convention with a strong following. Al. Adams says in the Humboldt Independent: Our old friend, W. J. Crammond of Algona, is a candidate for recorder of Kossuth county. Will was one of the good residents of Dakota City and his name and record is without blemish. We hope that he may be successful in his candidacy. He surely would prove a careful and efficient official. Burt Monitor: Elmer Hodgson, the Fenton candidate for county recorder, announces himself this week. He is so well known in Burt that he scarcely needs an introduction. Mr. Hodgson, while a young man, graduated from the commercial school at Eureka, 111., and is qualified i to creditably fill the offlce. He has held the office of assessor in this township the past two years and every voter knows him. He is a deserving and worthy young man. Bancroft Register: Mr. Swetting is an able attorney and one who would conduct the affairs of the office in a most creditable manner. Mart Weaver's qualifications for the position he has amply shown during his service as deputy ; as to his chances of success in the convention, we see no reasons for recalling or altering our article of last week. F. E. Allen of Burt, is a Kossuth county product, and old line republican and every way competent to fill that office. FATHER NICHOLS TO LEAVE. Time Priest Is Transferred to a Now Field. Father Nichols received word from Arch Bishop Hennessey Saturday that he would be transferred to a new charge and to be ready to go in about a month. Who his successor will be is unknown, also the place he will go to. Father Nichols has been in Algona many years, and has many friends who will wish him a good charge. 1'our Wedding Bluer. Buy your wedding ring of us, we always make the bride a present. 5tf PINGLEY & PUGH. \

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