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THE UPPER DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1898. SIBtRTT-SSCOSD BY INOHAM * WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year 11.60 One copy, six months 76 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, inoney order, or express order at onf risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. In accordance with a resolution adopted by the republicans of Kossuth county on Sept. 24,18B7, a delegate convention of the republican voters of said county will be held in the court house at Algona on Friday, Sept. 9. 1898, at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of placing In nomination candidates for the following offices: Recorder, Auditor, Clerk of the District Court, County Attorney, and Supervisor; 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 Friday, Sept. 2,1888. The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled under this call will be as follows: Precinct. Com. Wo. Del. Algona—First ward.... E. Telller 6 Second ward W. P. Jones 6 Third ward Qeo. Hackman 4 Fourth W.C. Danson 6 Hurt H. B. Hallock Buffalo Aug. Shrader 3 Cresco C. Rlcknrd 4 Eagle John Ltndblom.... 3 Fenton M. Welsbrod 3 Greenwood Samuel Mayne 6 German ,. J. M. Grothouse— 2 Garfleld ...G. S.Wright 2 Germaniaprecinct L. F.Clement 4 Grant Peter Gettman 2 Hebron W.A.Smlth 3 Harrison V. S. Ellis 6 Irvington S. C. Newcomb— 4 Lotts Creek A. H. Blxby 2 LuVerne I.P.Harrison 5 Ledyard B. H. Stephens 3 Lincoln J. H. Warburton... 2 Portland Timothy Fox 4 Plum Creek E.P.Keith 3 Prairie John Longbottom. 2 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Rlverdale J. R. Fraser 2 Seneca Henry Warner 3 Sexton precinct Frank Hedrick 2 Swea C. A. Erlckson 4 Sherman Henry Curran 3 Springfield C. C. Hall 2 TJnlon T.J.Julian 4 Wesley S. X. Way 7 Whittemore N. L. Cotton 5 Total number of delegates 124 R. B. WARREN, Chairman. such purpose. It i8 part of the small peanuts that make up the Courier's political diet. The Courier is again illustrating that its sole mission Is to make everything cheap and nasty, and this time it ia illnatured about it. CALLS FOE PRIMARIES. Union—At Center school house, on Friday, Sept. 2, from 7 to 9 p. m. (Township officers also to be nominated. T. J. Julian, Com. Irvington—At the Lloyd school house, Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 o'clock p. m. (Also nominate township officers. Seth Newcomb, Com. Sexton—At the hall, Friday, Sept. 2, from 6:30to7:30p.m. F. R. Hedrick, Com. 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. J. JULIAN. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county attorney, subject to the action of the republican county convention. E. V. SWETTING. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county auditor, subject to the action of the republican county convention. M. P. WEAVER. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. FRANK E. ALLEN. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. W. J. CRAMMOND. thereby announce myself a candidate for county clerk, subject to the action of the republican county convention. J. B. CARR. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney. Subject to the action of the republican county convention. FREDERICK M. CURTISS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of county auditor, subject to the action of the republican county convention. H. M. SCOVELL. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of clerk of courts, subject to the ii tton of the republican county convention. Jos. M. DYE. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of clerk of courts, subject the action of the republican county convention. W. F. JENKINSON. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the decision of the republican .county convention. JOEL TAYLOR. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. O. A. POTTER. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the decision of the republican county convention. WM. SHANOR. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. C. F. LATHROF. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention, SETH NBWCOMB. I am a candidate for the office of county at torney, subject to the action of the republican county convention. CHAS. A. COHENOUH. More Roosevelts Wanted. It is impossible longer to disbelieve the testimony as to conditions at Chlck- amauga. The flower of Iowa's young men are in a pest hole. If Gen. Breckenridge is responsible because he wants the glory of holding 40,000 troops together under his command, he should be court martialed. If Secretary Alger is too weak or incompetent to act he should be removed. There is neither sense nor humanity in keeping 40,000 men on one tract of ground where they have lived three months, where they have no water fit to drink, and none at all to bathe in, where the hospital service is a disgrace to a civilized nation, now that the war is over and their services in one army will never be needed. Two weeks more promise to make Chickamauga outrank Santiago, if some new Roosevelt is not found to make a protest that will be heard. Is This the Issue? The Courier in the course of its attack on Judge Quartern says: " Our observation convinces us that no lawyer can In his practice train with criminals and continue for an extended term 'in the defense of swindlers without losing his high sense of moral rectitude and becoming infected with the microbes of the atmosphere in which he moves." The records of Kossuth, we believe, will show that Mr. Sullivan has defended more criminals in court than Judge Quarton in the same length of time, if not more than Judge Quarton in the entire length of his practice. Mr. Sullivan has had a very large part of the criminal defenses since he came to Algona. The records of Palo Alto county will show that Mr. Cohoon's practice for years was almost wholly criminal defenses, and that be has defended many times the number of criminals in court that Judge Quarton has. The records in both cases will also show that the criminals defended by Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Cohoon have been charged with fully as heinous and disgraceful offenses as any Judge Quarton has ever defended. In fact Mr. Co- boon's only appearance in the Kossuth courts in late years was when last fall he saved a middle-aged man from conviction on the charge of ruining a 14- year-old girl oyer north of Whittemore, the girl swearing positively to his identity. If this is to be the issue THE UPPER DESMOINES will shortly publish the court records, and give a history of our criminal cases and of the lawyers who have, in the language of the Courier, " trained with criminals." Russia, if she ever cripples England, will some day take us in turn with the aid and consent of every autocratic government on earth, as this war has shown. It is idle to blind our eyes to the fact that we are not going to take the earth peaceably. As long as we have staid at home, furnished a good market for Europe, and had all we could do to feed and clothe ourselves, we have been patted on the back. But in the past 20 years our goods have been crowding into the foreign markets, and our institutions have been inspiring revolt. We are getting cordially disliked. We shall be in the next 25 years more cordially disliked than England, for we shall be more in the way. Some day there will be a lining up, for the world cannot remain permanently half civilized and half barbarian, and either America must be crushed or Europe must be revolutionized. It is well to be ready to give account of ourselves when the time comes. The Really Great Alan. There will be dispute about the part most of the leaders In the war have played. There is no dispute as to President McKinloy. He has reached the full measure of his opportunity. No man has in so short a time grown so rapidly Into the confidence and esteem not only of his own country but of the world. The War IB Ended. President McKinley and Ambassador Cambon have signed an agreement by which a cessation of hostilities is declared, Spain consents to give up Porto Hico, remove entirely from Cuba, give us all the small islands in the West Indies, one of the Ladrone islands to be selected by us, give us complete possession of Manilla and treat by joint commission as to the future ownership And government of the Philippines, Commissioners will now be named, Secretary of State Day, Senator Alii- eon and Senator Gorman are three of President MoKinley's probable appointees. ____________ No Occasion for Alarm. The Courier has opened its mud Batteries on Judge Quarton. This will occasion no surprise here at home, S hore the Courier's tactics are well lown. What does occasion surprise is that it does it after getting sold out pver at the Emmeteburg convention. Courier and the Algona delegates, ' political credit be it said, anted to put up someone in the west Territorial Expansion. There are several reasons why there is a general sentiment in favor of retaining a good foothold in the Philippines. In the first place the insurgents, whatever may be their attitude now, have assisted our troops to subdue Manilla. It would be repugnant to our sense of fairness to return them to the tender mercies of Spain. In the second place everybody has lurking in his being an undefined feeling that our race is to rule the earth, that the Anglo Saxon has a destiny, and that every open door is for him. In the third place we all have faith, as our forefathers did, that our American institutions are to revolutionize Europe, that liberty and civil order are to prevail, and that we are missionaries in the good cause. There is not one true American who would not feel uncomfortable to know that the remotest island after having broken tyrannous .bonds was to be returned to them by our aid or neglect, In the fourth place land hunger is part of the genius of our race, and it is just as repugnant to us as a nation to give up soil we once hold as it is to us as individuals. The Anglo Saxon is pre-eminently a land holder. Our national growth is a testimony to this inherent disposition. But aside from these instincts, which may or may not be reasonable, when the Philippines are considered, is the real reason, which is reasonable, for holding enough of the Philippines to give us a commercial foothold. The United States will soon be in need of markets. This war has shown that national boundaries are not territorial but commercial. England saw it nearly a century ago; Germany, France, and Russia see it now. Every one of these nations is struggling for territory, not to extend its rule, but to extend its trade, and everyone but England is extending its trade by excluding our trade wherever it can. Every inch of soil France and Germany gain is so much lost to our commerce, while all that Russia gains is lost also to civilization. Russia is the great barbarian pf modern Europe, a powerful, tyrranical, threatening autocracy, NEWS AND COMMENT. The Courier will crawl out of its proposition thatdefendingcrimlnalsunfltsalaw- yer for judge just as it did out of its " fun" with the bar resolutions. It hits Mr. Sullivan on the side of the head again, and Mr. Cohoon square between the eyes. The Whittemore Champion republishes what Editor Hoskins says about Helsell, without giving Judge Helsell's side. Judge Helsell is the republican candidate for judge in this district, nominated with Judge Lot Thomas' assistance and full endorsement, and presumably entitled to republican support. He certainly is until his opponents make a case. The facts are that although Hoskins has repeatedly claimed that all he wanted was a chance to show Helsell up, he refused to produce his evidence when he was arrested, and allowed himself to be bound over under $2,000 bonds without saying a word. Both he and J. J. Bruce refused to produce their evidence, and there is reason to believe that both will fight to postpone a hearing until after election. Is that the conduct of men who have anything to tell? And on the heels of such a showing in court, where the facts can be sot at, of what value are Hoskins' further newspaper charges? Judge Helsell was in court with his witnesses- They included the leading men in the counties where Hoskins and Bruce live. They swore point blank that there is nothing whatever of truth in the Bruce-Hoskins stories. Why should any further attention be paid by republicans to what they soy, until they say it ia court? The Courier is the only paper in Iowa that after getting two lawyers who are well known and able in criminal defenses nominated for judges, would come out and say that associating with criminal defenses unfits a man for the bench, and infects him with microbes. No wonder the Irish in Ireland disowned Bro. Hinchon. W. C. Dewel is the new editor of the Goldfleld Chronicle. He is a graduate of the state university and a lawyer of ability. His first number shows that he is a capable editor. Miss Keith has made the Chronicle one of the best country papers in the state, and Mr. Dewel will not let its reputation suffer. We have been apologizing for the Courier because its stomach was out of order. We begin to suspect it is its head. Jas. E. Blythe is winner in the Fourth. His success is an illustration of what persistence will accomplish. He will make a good congressman. Speaker Byers seems likely to be the congressional nominee in the Ninth. He began his career in Kossuth county. He was a good farmer while he lived here, and has been a success ever since. He will be one of the growing men on the Iowa delegation. If Senator Allison is one of the commissioners to conclude peace with Spain everybody will feel that the result will be reached peaceably and that it will be satisfactory to Americans. Senator Allison is an ideal man for the undertaking. IN THIS JfEIGHBOJioOD. Whittemore's new buildings are all Hghted with gas. The old settlers of Humboldt meet at Livermore Sept. 3. $2,500 bonds. Milter should receive a life pension as a reward for his remarkable nerye, and the other man should be hung for shooting so badly. Dr. Beardshear has obtained a tent with a seating capacity of 3,000 that will be placed in the eastern part of the campus and used to shelter the excursionists who will visit the state agricultural college at Ames today. Livermore Gazette: Mrs. Barnet Devine returned to California last Tuesday, being accompanied by her sons Frank and George, who will make their future home there. * * * Mrs. Norton's niece, Miss Blank of California, arrived here last Tuesday to pay her a visit. Mrs. Peterson of Algona is also here. Supt. Van Erdewyk was to take part in the Carroll county institute, but the arrival of a boy kept him at home. The Carroll Sentinel says: Many of the pupils in attendance regret this very much, as Mr. Van Erdewyk has worked with them in normals, and all who know him recognize in him one of the brightest minds they ever came in contact with. Prof. Knapp, who used to visit in Algona, has been appointed to investigate the agricultural products of Japan, especially in regard to the proper method of rice culture and obtaining desirable rice seed, information that will be of great benefit to southern planters. He leaves Washington in September for Japan, where he will remain for two months. One month will then be devoted to China and another month to the Philippine islands, providing conditions are favorable. POLITIOAL NOTES. John Bengston of Swea City is out for supervisor. The Herald says Grant and Harrison townships are for him. He and C. A. Erickson can't both win. Whittemore Champion: Frank Potter was hero Saturday in the interest of O. A. Potter for the nomination of county recorder and thought the outlook was encouraging. Ames Times: Fred Curtiss, former student at I. S. C. and brother of Prof. C. F. Curtiss, is a candidate for the office of county attorney in Kossuth county, and as evidence that he stands well in the county of his adoption we quote the following from the Swea City Herald, etc. Whittemore Champion: Chas. F. Lathrop announces himself as a candidate for county recorder. Mr. Lathrop is a man of excellent business ability, and would give the county first class service if elected. He has been station agent here for several years and has won the universal friendship of the community by his pleasant and prompt manner of doing business. Unlike the majority of men in his business he owns land in the county and is a resident tax- paver. His name should have considerable weight with the convention. ElmoreEye: C. S. Pendleton's many friends expect to see his name on the next republican ticket for county supervisor for Kossuth county. C. S. Pendleton is one of Kossuth's most prosperous farmers. He has 480 acres of good soil in his farm in Hebron township, where he stuck stakes as one of the first settlers in northern Kossuth. He is a straight, every day business man, and will be the right man in the right place and will help to make a good business board. His friends have made a good choice and they will do their best to get a good large support for him. FAIR TALL FRIOES. Oats Bring a Good Price for Tills Season—Good Average Prices. v New oats are selling at 18 and 20 cents in the local market. That is a good average price at this season. They may go lower. New wheat is worth 50@60 cents, good old wheat for milling is 1 worth 70 cents. Wheat will probably not go lower. Corn is worth 23 cents, and the future price depends on the crop. Barley is not brought to market much. It is worth 25 cents. Flax is worth 70 cents. Hogs bring about $email@example.com. The cholera is doing damage in various parts of the county. Hay will be a big crop with probably low prices. THE CORN CROP. The slate crop report on corn is as follows: Corn has made fair progress, though the nights have been too cool for its rapid growth. Generally, the crop is more advanced than at the corresponding date last year; but it is in all stages of growth, from the silk to roasting ears. In many early planted fields these differences are no'ted in the development of ears, resulting from the reviving influences of the rains following the drouth. In response to the inquiries as to the date when the corn crop will be safe from damage by frost, quite variable opinions are given by crop reporters. The condition of the crop is variable, THE MODERN NEWSPAPER, HOW THE MATERIAL IS GATHERED, the district to w^ke a real fight. I which has a feeling of friendship for fae Cobooo forces wanted him the Unite* States, not based on respect to help owt the wmnty ticket for our iastttutionj, Ideas, or traditions, FaJo Alto. Tbie ended the judicial guoh. a friendship is ae unreliable as a but probably gars a bint tp I Baud, pope. Ru.wia'9 spread of power, the Courier which It if a$H«£ en. ft hwpfictaHy where It is at the expense of is RQV fighting Judge Quartan lor what j-Englsod, IB as tnioiioal to us ana to all Pbance tfbaj to make a break IB tfef I we f&&4 Jw IB though bar arpies act- republics llae cm |fcg flWBtyr tiolfgMnQtyjr ba4 eotered our territory. And G. S. Garfield has been appointed referee in bankruptcy for Humboldt by Judge Shiras. Some 100 acres of H. C. Wheeler's farm adjoining Odebolt sold for $75 an acre last week. P. E. Allen, the Estheryille banker, is off to Denver and Mexico for the winter. He hopes the change will benefit his health. Huraboldt Independent: Mrs. Lantry and son Cleveland of Algona are spending a week at the O. J. Hack home northwest of town. Wesley Reporter: Gosh, what strong stuff Algona whiskey must be. Jusi two .drinks derailed three freight oars n *+ A 1 r 111 « ^3 i. _. _ 1 ™ resulting from local differences as to the time of planting and the weather condition during the period of cultivation and growth. The average opinion seems to indicate that the more advanced corn will be fairly well matured by Sept. 10; the larger part of the crop will be practically safe by Sept. 25, and the belated portion will require all of September without killing frost to reach full maturity. In this state the average date of first killing frost is later than the first of October. So with normal weather conditions, the corn crop is well assured, and for the state the total output will be very close to the average of recent years, and possibly above. Judge Qunrton's Record. Rolfe Reveille: It has been the opin- Geo. Horton, Now Reporting In Chicago, Tells How the Big Papers Get the News. To the reporter and the modern newspaper everything appearing in print.is a " story," and upon his ability to know a story at a glance, and to get it in form for publication with the least possible waste of time, depends the reporter's usefulness to the paper with which he is connected. Few people, however faithful they may be in their perusal of their favorite dally, have any but a faint impression of the manner in which the news is collected. They all know the staff of reporters is ready at the call of the editor to attend the reception given to the president of the United States or to go to the darkest slums for work on a murder mystery. But how they know of the reception or of the mjirder mystery is a matter of but little moment to readers, provided they are presented the next day with the details of both. All the Chicago daily papers unite in supporting what is known as the "bureau," which is really the city bureau of the associated press. Employing about 40 men, this bureau collects items of interest which are sent through a system of pneumatic tubes to each of the papers, where the copy readers revise it or print it without change, as they think best. The force of bureau reporters is assigned to various districts, and each member is supposed to send to the office everything that transpires in that district. This would be a comparatively easy task were it not that each paper has a man in the important districts, who is working to turn up for his paper- something that no other paper has. If he succeeds, his paper has what is termed a "scoop," and the reporter who has been scooped is in a rather uncomfortable position to face his city editor when he comes for his next day's assignments. A considerable amount of the news comes through the department of police, and for this work the bureau divides the city into six districts, assigning a man to each district. The men who cover the district during the day work for afternoon papers, and besides covering police courts, are supposed to have all other items. To the police are reported all accidents, suicides, fires, shooting and cutting affrays, beaide burglaries and robberies. There is generally little trouble in gaining information concerning the former, but in regard to a robbery or burglary the silence is almost sphinx-like, and it usually taxes to the utmost a reporter's inquisitive qualities to elicit from reluctant officers details of the affair. The night police reporter works from 7 o'clock in the evening to 4 o'clock the next morning, his work going to the morning papers. Some papers depend entirely on the bureau for police news, but most of them have men out in the important districts. Much of the news collected is small items which the reporters from the papers do not send in, but which the papers use in their local columns. The most important suburbs are covered by men from the bureau, and all the suburban towns have men who are called upon in emergency. The various courts, federal, criminal and civil, are assigned to the "coujit men," and the city hall Is covered by the most experienced men, as one of the most difficult districts. One man is kept on "hotels," his duties being to look after prominent arrivals, and to get any meetings which may be held. On a paper a hotel man must be an experienced interviewer, but the bureau only gives notice of the arrival of prominent persons. A man is assigned to church and various board meetings and, during the present war, finds his duties greatly augmented by city war news. All copy written by the reporters is carefully read by men on the desk before it is sent out to the various papers According to their idea, it may be cut down and even rewritten. But the greater amount of work is sent out as the reporter writes it, and the man who combines good, clear English and good orthography with rapidity in writing and accuracy in detail, is the joy of the copy reader, and the one likely to have his full share of work. Copy sent in for afternoon papers is revised for the use of the morning papers, and upon the "day-desk" man falls the duty of " they will dedicate about. Christinas time. It is built of red sandstone from the well known Bayfield quarries on Lake Superior, its dimensions are 84x120 feet and it contains 24 rooms. The main audience room has a Seating capacity of 600 and, by throwing open the connecting doors of the chapel, the speaker is in sight and sound of MOO people. The 24 rooms are of all sizes and descriptions, to be used for varied purposes, and furnished with all modern improvements. Dr. Day has been In this conference for some time, having been stationed at Sibley and Spirit Lake before going to Algona. rising man in the church. He is THE LOCAL FIELD. Seth Newcomb's name is added this week to the list for recorder. Seth has lived in Irvington township over 21 years and has owned his farm there over 30 years. He is one of the earliest settlers over on the ridge north of Lu- Verne, and has been a successful farmer and business man. If he is nominated he will be a popular candidate and a good officer. C. F. Lathrop, station agent for the Milwaukee at Whittemore, announces his candidacy for the recordership this week. Mr. Lathrop is highly spoken of over west, and we publish elsewhere what the Champion says of him. He will undoubtedly come into the convention with good support and prove an important factor. We bespeak for Mr. Lathrop full and fair consideration by the county. The candidacies thus far announced in Kossuth are: Recorder, Frank Allen W. J. Cramraond, Joel Taylor, Wm Shanor, C. F. Lathrop, O. A. Potter, Seth Newcomb; auditor, M. P. Weaver, 17 M. Scqvell; clerk of courts, T. J. H. and killed two horses. Prof. Curtiss, brother of the Algona attorney, is in the west to purchase a carload of colts, native Montana animals, to ship to Ames for experiments in breeding. They will arrive in Iowa in a month or so. A Dickinson county man named Mil*> and under ion of the Reveille editors that Judge Quarton's record before the supreme court has been as good as the average first term judge, and better than the average for young men. We still cling to this opinion. Only one other first term judge in the state had as many cases carried up as Judge Quarton did, which goes to show that the judge had more than the ordinary run of close cases. His record in percentage of reversals stands with those of our judges whose hair has grown gray in service at the bar. Judge Quarton is all right. His experience has been a benefit, and during hie second term be will improve upon the excellent work of his first. ON July 19 Aug. 8, 16, Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4 and 18 the Northwestern line will sell home seekers' excursion tickets, with favorable time limits, to numerous points in the west and south at exceptionally low rates. For tickets iod full information apply to agents of °hic a go & Northwestern vailway.-m 1 ? ,. „ mu, .- handling this "rewrite." This is no easy task, as on busy days it may amount to eight or ten columns of matter. To the night desk man, who comes on at 9 o'clock in the evening and works until 6 o'clock the next morning, belongs the clipping of the papers. The regular city editions of the papers are out at 4 o'clock, and each paper is inspected and all local news clipped. These clippings are marked, showing whether or not the bureau has had the matter, and in the morning are placed on the hooks of the various reporters. Each reporter has a "day off" everv two weeks, Sundays for day reporters week days for those on nights. With the exception of a few hours Sunday there is someone in the office continually. Chicago is never left " uncovered " for it would be impossible to leave it for 24 hours and catch up again. Day and night copy is sent to feed tne presses which grind out the current history for thousands of readers No inconvenience is too great for the reporter who supplies the copy, and no soldier must bend to authority more implioity. Like the soldier he is a part of a great machine. His opinions and his comfort are not consulted by those pHr\itA Vi*«« I...A _..i ..•? V44UOO Julian, J. B. Carr, W. F. Jenkinson, Jos. M. Dye; county attorney, E. V. Swotting, F. M. Curtiss; supervisor, C A. Erickson, C. S. Pondleton, J. B. Bengston. Barney Kelley was over from Emmetsburg Monday consulting with Geo. E. Clarke on supreme court work. Barney has his argument printed in the note suit between B. W. Haggard and Peterson of Swea. The outcome In the supreme court will be watched with interest. The note was one of the "Farmers' Exchange" right of territory notes, given to J. L. Sutton and bought by Mr. Haggard. Father Nicholls has chosen Nevada as his future parish. He had his choice of Osage, Manchester, Waverly and Webster City. He will have charge of Colo and Ames also. Father Nicholls has been in Algona 10 years and nine months. He built the new churches at West Bend, Whittemore Bancroft, and Algona. He will leave next Monday, but will doubtless be a frequent visitor at his old home. The rumor that O. A. Potter of Cresco would be in the field for recorder is verified, and his announcement is in this week. Mr. Potter is familiarly known as " Pat" and in connection with the county fair he has met pretty nearly everybody. He is a son of the late Dr. Potter and would make an obliging and genial official. We shall look to see " Pat" make a showing in the convention and "die game" if he has to. The W. C. T. U. will meet at the home of Stella Reed next Wednesday for the last meeting of the year before election of officers. All those who contemplate joining the union are very cordially invited to do so at this meeting. The order of exercises will be: Devotional, reading of minutes, business, remarks by president, secretary's report, treasurer's report, declamation by Caroline Doxsee; paper, Jessamine Jones. The above will be interspersed with music. Geo. Horton tells our readers this week something about how the big daily papers of Chicago get their local news. He is a reporter of the city press association, and is now working- down in the city, having begun out in the suburbs a year ago. With the new year he expects a promotion to better work than the police courts. He writes entertainingly and is bound to succeed in city newspaper work. He has agreed to write occasionally about Chicago life for our readers. The Kennedy department store at Bancroft has the handsomest store room in northern Iowa. Algona has one or two as handsome business buildings, but no store room that compares with it. It is a double front, finished throughout in quarter sawed oak, and elegantly equipped. The Kennedy brothers came from Rochester, Minn., in February, bought the lots and have built_ a handsome block. They are obliging and successful merchants and have a home that would ornament any city in the state. The name of Charley Cohenour appears this week for the county attor- neyship. Charley is a lawyer of ability, is well known all over the county as a young man of integrity and good standing, and his patriotic act of enlisting in Company F as a private, after having been at one time first lieutenant, is an indication of bis make-up. Charley went to the war against the advice of friends because he thought he ought to. If he is chosen county attorney he will prosecute with the same determination and fidelity. Mrs. Gertrude Clarke-Bartlett went toDes Moines Monday to attend the funeral of W. F. Bartlett of New York, secretary and manager of the New England Loan & Trust company. He was a younger brother of J. W. Bartlett, our old-time Algonian, who is now in Des Moines also. He was south in Dallas in the winter and when Mrs. Bartlett came north came to Algona. Me was taken with typhoid shortly after and died suddenly. He was a promment business man in the city. J.ne,writer met him once and was much above him, but without h'jm machine would fall into disuse. GEO. M. HORTON. the 5 . _ —._ „ H4H _ v,mj w tv**« TTC4D i-*l impressed by .him. His death is untimely, blow. an EXOUBSIONS. Itev ' »» Clear ... . Mirror: We had a pleasant call this morning from Rev. Dr. Day, the growing pastor of the M. E. church at Algona. The Methodists at Algona are just now building a $88,000 church, which Knights of Pythias convention at In- oA a S?P ol A Sl Tloke ts on sale Aug. 19, 20, 21. Good until Sept. 10. At very low rates.—21t3 • Horticultural and fllorists' meeting at Omaha, Aug. 14 and 15, special rate made.—it Bohemian Turners' convention at Om , aha - Special rate Aug. 27 will be made.—2113 * Inquire of agents for rates.