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Tfffi UPPISH DUB MQINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER ?, 1898. ntnmr-tsiKD fclr TNOHAM A WARHEN. Term« to Subscriber*. On* copy, one year 11.50 On* copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to anr address at above rates. Befflit by draft, money order, or express order at onr risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. Mr. Boyle, by voicing suspicions and rumors, should have cast a shadow upon his own valuable services. It regret* most of all the possibility that unwise friends are making a record for the 52d Iowa and for Company F that the boys will not be proud of in the years to come. A Timelr Invitation. The West Bend Journal takes up the Courier's attack on Judge Quarton and makes a pertinent suggestion: "There are very few attorneys, who bave practiced any length of time, but have at some time been called upon to defend In court people whose records were not of the 'white wings' variety. And a too close inspection of court records to find the classes of cases defended by the present judicial nominees will not be any more welcome to the democratic candidates, if this kind of a campaign is to be made, than to some others. Judge Quarton has made an admirable record as a judge in his first term and can safely go into the campaign upon that record. If it is to be the other kind let's have the record of all." We call the Courier's special attention to this invitation. The Courier started out and is still harping that because Judge Quarton defended the blue sky venders six years ago be is unfit to sit on the bench. Let us have " the record of all," Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Cohoon. What classes of criminals have they defended? THE UPPER DBS MOINES has asked this once before but the Courier has thus far failed to answer. Mr. Sullivan has had a large part of the criminal defenses in this county during his stay here and we still suggest that the Courier state what crimes his clients have been charged with and compare them with the class of criminal cases Judge Quarton has defended. No Time for Controversy. Geo. E. Boyle writes a letter in the Courier asking the editor of THE UPPER DBS MOINES to go into a discussion concerning Gov. Shaw's responsibility for conditions at Camp Thomas. This matter has been gone over thoroughly already and all the facts, especially since Mr. Brunson and Dr. Morse have reported, are well known, and further discussion seems unnecessary. It is perhaps worth while, however, to quote one question in Mr. Boyle's arraignment. After asking Gov. Shaw why he went to Washington to ask that something be done, he says: " What better service did you expect to receive at the hands of the government? Why did you not procure transportation and take home the sick of the 52d instead of leaving them there in that horrible hospital to suffer and die?" It hardly seems possible that anyone who knows anything of military rule should ask such a question. Gov. Shaw could no more take a boy from Camp Thomas or put a nurse or surgeon in there, or send even a bottle of medicine, except with the consent of the officers than Mr. Boyle himself. In the course of his letter Mr. Boyle quotes what purports to be a letter to Congressman Dolliver in which Capt. Chantland of the Fort Dodge company is made to say: " I wrote a letter to Congressman Dolliver telling him of the situation and predicting that although the 62d regiment went into camp the strongest and healthiest of any there, unless these defects were remedied our ranks would soon be depleted and the whole camp would become one vast hospital. I did not know how appallingly true my words would prove to be. I have no doubt Congressman Dolliver did all that he could for us, but the red tape that surrounds the war department delayed action until it was useless." The only letter written by Capt. Chantland to Mr. Dolliver referring to the sanitary conditions of Camp Thomas was written the first week the boys were at Chickamauga, and was written to secure the appointment of a Fort Dodge soldier on the civil engineer corps. In this letter Capt. Chantland, in order to aid his friend, stated that good sanitary conditions were important in a camp, or sickness would result, and that his friend being a good engineer would be especially valuable in helping to keep free from disease. As Jate as in August Capt. Chantland wrote to Mr. Dolliver that the men The " Gold" Plank. Ever since the resumption of specie payments the republican party has pledged its faith to keep every dollar in circulation as good as gold. The time has come when the country demands that this party pledge be exchanged for an act of congress. That is what the republican plank adopted at Dubuque means. And as long as the party is declaring for such an act why not do so in the most direct and incisive way? Make It Unanimous. Now is a good time for a lot of republican candidates for county office to be preparing a little speech in which to make the other fellow's nomination unanimous. The other fellow is bound to be nominated, and whoever he is, let him have the tail with the hide, the good will of the convention with the nomination. Gear and Cummins. A great deal is being said by the newspapers about the figure the senatorial fight cut at the Dubuque convention. The most of it is imagination. were in splendid condition, anxious to get to the front, and that they wanted him to go to Washington and use his influence in having them started for Porto Rico. In response to this letter Mr, Dolliver gave up his vacation and spent two weeks in Washington, securing the order including the 52d regiment, It was while he was still in Washington that the fever epidemic troke out, and on his return to Fort Dodge he found John G. Smith's letter awaiting him, the first notice he received that the boys were in danger, Mr, Smith on his return from the south seat a long telegram to Mr. Dolliver at Washington, learning by telephone from Fort Dodge that he was still there. The reply was that be had just started for home. Mr. Smith then wrote to him and also to Col, Henderson and Senator Allison. Col. Henderson told Mr. Smith at Dubuque that this letter was also his first notice of the calamity at Camp Thomas. THE UPPEJR DBS MOINES does not elate any of these things for the pur* pose of encouraging controversy, At this time of universal mourningthere is little to make debate seemly or appropriate, It publishes the facts in justice NEWS AND COMMENT. The jury found J. J. Bruce guilty of libelling Judge Helseil almost as soon as they reached the jury room. Bruce's friends say he is not right in his head. He had absolutely no evidence to sustain a charge he had made. The whole attack on Judge Helseil has flattened out and will be heard of no more. The Britt Tribune says its kick on Gov. Shaw is " because he did not discover the lack of nurses and hospital service when he was himself on the ground." There were only twenty in the division hospital when he was there and but few sick in the company hospitals. The boys were all lined up in the ranks ready to go to Porto Rico. The epidemic broke out after he had gone and after the order came that the 63d would not be needed. The republican papers speak well of the platform adopted at Dubuque. It was in the main the draft of Wm. O. Payne of the Nevada Representative. The money plank was written by Col. French of Davenport and the Gov. Shaw plank by Mr. Saunders of Council Bluffs, whose brother is a physician at Swea City in Kossuth county. Suggestions by Senator Gear and others were incorporated, and all of the planks were amended, added to or taken from. But these three members of the committee are entitled to the honors. Senator Funk was elected chairman of the committee and read the platform to the convention in a loud, clear voice. Every plank was applauded. The Courier has found one case which it says vindicates its assertion that Judge Quarton is friendly to the vicious classes. It is a Pocahontas case, and THE UPPER DBS MOINES will soon publish the exact facts in it. They will sho\v that the Courier cannot sustain its slanders on Judge Quarton by one single ruling he has made in four years on the bench. The Cedar Rapids Republican asks if THE UPPEH DBS MOINEB has thought where the Americans will come from to hold the Philippines if we get them. THE UPPEK DBS MOINES believes that Cuba, Porto Rico and Manila will be surrounded as the Oklahoma strip was, the moment American rule is recognized. It won't be two years until there will be enough young Americans in every valuable piece of la*nd to organize and maintain local self government Just as they did in Hawaii. Trust the Anglo Saxon blood to take care of itself. Frank O. Lowden is heading a movement in Chicago to bring Roosevelt out for president in 1904. Roosevelt is a good name to conjure with. •"••••••••I^MMMBB^MWHM^MMVM THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. OLD SETTLERS WERE OUT. A OEEAT DAT FOB THE PIOHEEB8. Ideal Weather and a Large Crowd- Basket Dinner—Congressman DolJiver's Address. The war articles in the September Scribner's are led by_ Richard Harding Davis' account of the " Rough Riders' Fight at Guasimas." There is no information at second-hand in this article; Mr. Davis was in the thick of the fight and writes of what he saw. When he crushes, once for all the story of a surprise, he does it with positive knowledge of the previous orders given and received by Gen. Wheeler and Col Wood. The conversations he had with the men in the fight are vivid bits of dramatic dialogue. The whole article is the fullest as well as the most thrilling account of the Guasimas fight yet published, and will stand as the historical picture of that famous event. The illustrations give many of the best known men in the rough riders and views of the country over which they fought. There are also drawings from life by the artist H. C. Christy, who was there. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES, Boardman Bros, last April packed and sold to the department of agriculture a shipment of eggs for experimental sale in the English market. The Nevada Representative noted the shipment at the time, and now the report upon the transaction is at hand. The report enters fully into particulars and its main conclusions are that the eggs were well packed and went through in such good shape that they sold in Manchester at a little better price than that paid for the best British domestic product, but that the eggs sold at a loss slightly exceeding two cents a dozen The old settlers enjoyed a cool and delightful day for their annual picnic, and were out in numbers. Early in the morning the carriages began to pour into the fair grounds and by noon the largest gathering in the history of the society was opening its lunch baskets. Congressman Dolliver arrived on the 11:30 freight from the south and was at once taken to the grounds by Mr. Ambrose A. Call and Mr. Lewis H. Smith, the two earliest settlers of Algona, who met him at the train, and who turned him over to a well filled table where he enjoyed what he says is one of the greatest blessings of life, a picnic dinner. At 1 o'clock the band gathered the throng about the stand and President Geo. C. Call introduced Mr. Dolliver, who talked an hour, making one of the happiest addresses he has ever given in Algona. He dwelt upon the hardships and enjoyments of pioneering, commented upon the fact that so much of our settlement was made by the returning soldiers of the civil war, and so came naturally to speak of the present war. He was heartily applauded throughout. Mr. Dolliver has never made a better speech nor one more enjoyed in all his visits to Algona. It was an unpretentious talk but it showed his steady growth in breadth and power, and everybody who heard him went away more than' ever convinced that besides being a brilliant speaker he is an honest, safe, and reliable legislator, whose guiding principles are the same as move good men everywhere. The local program consisted of interesting papers by Mrs. Lewis H. Smith and Mrs. A. L. Seeley, both of which were heartily enjoyed, and a speech by B. F. Reed, which was the best he has ever made in Algona. Mr. Reed spoke with ease and eloquence. Samuel Mayne, who was present, was called on and spoke entertainingly and also Geo. W. Hanna. Both are fluent talkers, even when taken at a disadvantage. Following the speaking J. E. Blackford read his annual memorial of the dead of the year, which was as follows: "Mr. Presidentand members of the association: You have made it my duty to call to your remembrance the names of the old settlers who have died during the year since our last meeting. One by one those who rank as very early settlers drop off, and the list of all grows longer and longer as the years go by. J " The names are as follows: John R. Millis, E. B. Campbell, Henry Ebert, Mrs. Fred McCall, Mrs. Crabbe, Samuel Hutchinson, J. W. McMann, PatKain, Dr. L. E. Potter, Mart Pierce, Dr. L. A. Sheetz, Mrs. John G. Smith, Mrs. A. W. Blanchard, Mrs. E. S. Johnson, Mrs. A. W. Osborne, Mrs. S. P. Cbris- tensen, Freeman Ash, Perry Wilkins, Edgar Winkel, Michael Reibhoff, Fred Cronan, Mrs. H. E. Jones, Clarence E. Lane, and lastly Dr. L. K. Garfield, who was laid in his grave only yesterday. Some of the names are not found on the list as members of the association but were all entitled to membership, and your committee feels that this slight recognition is their due. Some of these named have been men and women of mark in our county, and its history could not be truthfully written and their names left out. In their various occupations and businesses they have done their duty, and nobly assisted in making a literal desert, 'blossom as the rose.' "Not only have they assisted in the material advancement of the communities in which they lived, but the churches and schools and all efforts toward moral development have felt their influence. With some of these parties your committee enjoved an intimate acquaintance, and might call to your minds many pleasing recollections of their sayings and doings, but it would hardly be just to others and would swell this paper to too great a length. As I call their names their more intimate friends and acquaintances will call to mind kind words and good deeds to place to the credit of each. "I cannot forbear, however, to make special mention of the name of Michael Reibhoff, who so lately passed from among us at the advanced age of 92 years, and who was among- our very early settlers, a man widely known and everywhere respected. His son was the first from this county to give his life in the war of the rebellion, and his grandson the first in the late war with Spain. And I am sure I shall be excused if I also gone to the democratic meeting at the same place. The full delegation is E. J. Murtagb, M. J. Kenefick, O. P. McDonald, Aug. Krause, Dr. Waud, Peter Ewen, Jos. Wela, Horace Mann, A. Schmidt, Ed. Kunz, and Phil. Dorweiler. E. J. Murtagh has been chosen chairman of the local countv committee. "Ed." is a shrewd politician and will see that bis side gets all it is entitled to this fall. COUNTY BOARD MEETING. A Lot of Routine Htislnees Before the Regular September Session. The county board met Monday in regular September session. Today it will appoint election judges, make the county and township levies, etc. Its time Monday and yesterday was taken up with roads and grades. One of its important acts was buying an acre of ground of A. H. Paine along the highway which skirts the Northwestern track southeast of Algona. The road will now be moved north a few rods and teams will be less likely to be frightened by passing trains. SCHOOL LAND SALE. The county will sell the remaining land in the school sections in Eagle and Grant. The sale will be held in from 30 to 60 days and will be duly advertised. The land has been newly appraised as follows: Per Acre. NE. qr. 16-100-29 $17 NW. qr. 16-100-29 16 NE. qr. 16-100-30 ....IT NW. qr. 16-100 30 16 SW. qr. 16-100-30 17 E. hf. se. qr. 16 100 30 18 W. hf. se. qr. 16-100-30 16 ROUTINE MATTERS. Mrs. A. Hubbard allowedSlOn month until further notice; Mrs. T. Hanley allowed $5 a month. Taxes of '97 on lots 5 and 6, block 76, in Algona be abated, owner unable to pay. Road asked by W. A. Hahn, beginning at northwest corner of 17-99-27 and running east to county line. M. Weisbrod committee to build bridge and grade on line of 3 and 4-9430. Bond of J. H. Killmer of $1,000 to secure bridge contract approved. Local Markets. Wheat is now 46@48 cents; oats 17; corn 21; flax 75; barley 20; hogs $3.35. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVK.NTION. In accordance with a resolution adopted by the republicans of Kossuth county on Sept. 24,1897, 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. m., 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 1897. It is recommended that each precinct hold Its caucus on Friday, Sept. 2, 1898. The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled under this call will be as follows: Precinct. Com. No. Del. Algona—First ward.... E. Tellier 5 Second ward W. P. Jones o Third ward Geo. Hackman 4 Fourth W. C. Danson 0 Burt H.B. Hallock 7 Buffalo Aug.Shrader 3 Cresco C. Rickard 4 Eagle John Ltndblom.... 2 Fenton M. Weisbrod 3 Greenwood Samuel Mayne 6 German J. M. Grothouse 2 Garfield G.S.Wright 2 Germanla precinct L. T. Clement 4 Grant Peter Gettman 2 Hebron W.A.Smith 3 Harrison V.S.Ellis.... 5 Irvlngton s. C. Newcomb.... 4 Lotts Creek A. H. Bixby 2 LuVerne I.P.Harrison 5 Ledyard E. H. Stephens 3 Lincoln J. H. Warburton... 2 Portland TlmothyFox 4 Plum Creek E.P.Keith 3 Prairie John Longbottom. 2 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 RIverdale J. R. Fraser 2 Seneca Henry Warner 3 Sexton precinct Frank Hedrlck 2 Swea c. A. Erickson 4 Sherman Henry Cumin 3 Sprlngneld c. C. Hall 2 Union T.J.Julian 4 Wesley S. X. Way 7 Whittemore N. L.Cotton 5 Total number of delegates l"5 R. B. WARREN, Chairman. 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. Hamilton's Advertisement. Learn What we Can Do For You. It Doesn't Cost Anything to Find Out. FENCING— We have an Invoice of our SIXTH CAR LOAD of American FfnW Fandotr art Corn Cribbing for lhi» year. The fence wm^onbe here r«r,.« tt«^& tt ^m%st^j^Jrsa on fresh feed ' during the fall months instead of' old summer pasture that is brown and bare. NOW WHAT ELSE?— Knowing that you would become sick of barbed wire we have made a as nicely as i WOOD FOR FUEL?— In so doing you patronize home industry. Wood is a product of county. We paid $2,000 for wood last winter; ^e greater part of tola money went into the pockets of laborers in A gona. Wood S"the bant and cleanest fuel If you will bny a year's supply, the same as you to coal, we will make it the cheapest fuel. Why not let us fill vour shea with dry wood before the fall rains commence? We sell PRESSED BRIOK- pipE, Finished Wagon Boxes or the mate- ° ra per80Dal visit to our office /. A. Hamilton & Co. Manufacturers and Dealers in Hardwood Lumber and Wagon Steck ALGONA, IOWA. New Shoes. Quantities of Them. ALL STYLES AND SIZES Prices Very Low. COME AND SEE THEM. Pine Repairing. Exclusively Boots and Shoes, Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA AT THE CASH GROCERY So-U-tli of Cto-U.:rt lEaZo-ULS©. An extra good plain tumbler at 2c each. Jelly tumblers ' 200 dozen. Laundry soap 10 bars for 250. Good table syrup 280 gallon. Jelly 250 per pail. ' * per per J. O. ANDERSON. (We sell and deliver hay and grain to any part of the city.) to public servants done their lull duty. It regret« (hat this should fee necessary, ft regrets especially that , the opBt being Hi cents, the expense 6J ceqte, and the price brought 15 cents. The report indicated that in larger shipments «*pd with greater experience the expense might be reduced by a o<wp]e of cents; but upon present trade ooflditiops the shipment pf eggs to Euglaqd doee not offer a margin of profit, B call your attention to three of the young men on the list, Edgar Winkel, Fred Cronan, and Clarence E. Lane, who patriotically enlisted at their country's call and who as truly laid down their lives in its defense as though they had been killed in the trenches before Santiago. Let us hold their memory in special and grateful remembrance " All these, our friends and neighbors, have gone to their rest, and the plain stories of their useful lives are their enduring monuments. Kind hands have laid them to rest, and we can safely leave them In the hands of Him whose love is boundless and whose wisdom and power are supreme. Let our secretary enroll their names on a memorial page of our record." The following officers were elected for the coming year: Lewis H. Smith president; E. Blackford, secretary HORACE MANN ENDORSED, He Selects His Own Delegation to the Congressional Convention. A number of democrats met last week and selected delegates to the various conventions, Horace Mann was allowed to choose his own delegates to the congressional convention which meets at Port Dodge next Wednesday He ChrisohUlee, S. ' E. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county attorney, subject to the action of the republican county convention. K. V. SWETTING. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county auditor, subject to the action of the republican county convention. M. P. WEAVEB. 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 A. GILMOUR, President, E. P. KEITH, Vice President, M. SOHENOK, Secretary, J. W, WADSWORTH, Treasurer. O. B. '_ OBAS. 0. S. ANGUS, DIRECTORS: S. STEUSSY, J. E. STAGY. chose J. T. Mahon, p, Van Erdewyk, Thos. Sherman, E. G, Rich, Alex. Dorweiler, Guy M. Butts, B. P. Guthrle and O. P. Me- Donald, They can get Horace the nomination if they work. C. C. Chubb and J, gone to the which meets Some of silver M. Parley bave state convention, at Marshal town May! democratic delegates have republican county convention. W. J. CBAMMOND. I hereby announce myself a candidate for county clerk, subject to the action of the republican county convention. J, B. CAKB. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county attorney. Subject to the action of the republican county convention FHKDKBICK 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. SCOVELI,. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of clerk of courts, subject to the action 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 countv recorder, subject to the decision of the republican county convention. JOEL TAYLOB. I am a candidate for the office of countv recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. o. A. POTTEB. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the decision of the republl can county convention. WM. SHANOB. 1 am a candidate for the office of county re- The Farmers' Milling Co, \TJtfjnirr>fntAifwm ^^ OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE TA«, Iowa. cash price paid for good wheat. Give the new company a trial. corder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. o. F. LATHBOP. I am a candidate for the office of county recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention. SBTH NBWCOMB ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. '° h »s«^^ Excl3.an.e-e -Worts a Specialty. We can and will do as well by you as any mill in J - 3> SOFIUS, General Manager. ANOTHER Drop in Flour. Madelia (Minn.) Fancy Patent Flour, Red Rose Flour. --„_'. Eamily Flour, Per $1.10 1,05 1.00 t L am a °£ niJ Wate for tbe office of county at torney, subject to the action of the republican county convention. OHAS. A. COBBNODB. I hereby announce rayaelf a candidate for unty, recorder, subject to the action of the publican count convention. , republican county convention. 'I,, f, CIJSMKNT. I hereby announce myself a candidate for iffift 8U Pervlgpr ) subject to the action of the republican county convention, 8. V. OABTHB, Graat Twp, O. ••^ DR. Ii. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. IRVINGTON, IOWA WATER OR NO ^^K^^^S^m S8S?*y L?^ wells for water supply for towns, Special attention to ites made. I «»• A- IV

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