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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1898. VOL* XXXtll-NO. 26. A New Lot Of Nice. S A TICKET THAT WILL WIN, BEPUBLIOANB NAMED TOE OFFICE. County Convention Last Friday Was Marked by Peace, Harmony, and Good Peeling. For County Recorder 0. F. LATHROP For County Auditor M. P. WEAVER For Clerk of Courts J. B. CARR For County Attorney..CHAS. A. COHENOUR For Supervisor 7 0. S. PENDLETON Plain and Fancy, Cheap or not so Cheap, which ever kind you want, Just opened at t M. Z. Grove & Son, Carpets If you expect to buy a carpet this fall call and see our new stock of Moquet, Brussels, Saxony, Axminster, Velvet Brussels, and Ingrains. Our carpet stock is complete for this fall. G. L. Galbraith & Co. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. . [INCORPORATED.] T PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and T PRICES ^^^ of strict i y High-gxade Flour. Special attention paid to the 1 '"'" w ° price for good wheat F. W, DINGLE'Y, Manager, INSURANCE. I ~~~ ~ Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Offlce over Algona State Bank. Farmers' ot Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, uuiiioowu D.a.vyuc.uge bought and sold. Collec business transacted. Passage tickets to or u r , UBluOJlvj , J,VicePres; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier ,__ .. -i. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. Wadsworth, Barnet iJevine. The republicans had a large, enthusiastic, and successful convention Friday. They met In peace, departed In peace, and in the meantime agreed upon a splendid ticket. Dr. Armstrong of Irvington presided at the opening deliberations and Samuel Mayne was permanent chairman, making one of his happy addresses on taking the cbalr. J. F. Shalble waa, as usual, an efficient secretary. The first matter disposed of was two contests, one in Union township and one in Lotta Creek. In Union the vote at the caucus waa counted 26 for Julian to 24 for Jenklnaon. Mr. Jenkinaon presented to the convention the certificate of 26 men, who stated that they voted for him at the caucus. The committee held that the count should have boon verified at the caucus, and that it was too late to go behind the returns. In Lotta Creek delegatea were elected and the oaucua adjourned, when a new lot of votere came and rescinded what had been done and elected new dole- gates. Tho first delegation waa given seats. The second matter was a resolution presented by B. W. Haggard providing that there be but one county convention next year and that everything be done at that from selecting state delegates to nominating coroner. It was voted down almost unanimously. There were nine candidatea for county recorder and it took nine ballots to nominate. The opening vote stood: Lathrop 31, Allen 24, Clement 18, Newcomb 16, Potter 10, Taylor 10, Crammond 6, Shanor 4, Hodgson 3. Allen got 56 on the seventh ballot, lacking six of a nomination. Clement never reached his first vote again. Newcomb got 20 on the second ballot. Potter got 21 on the fourth ballot. Taylor, never got beyond his first 10. Crammond, Shanor, and Hodgson dropped out of the race. The ninth ballot stood Lathrop 67, Allen 49, Clement 6. Mr.. Lathrop'a nomination was made unani- moua. But one ballot was taken on auditor. It stood Weaver 86i, Scoyill 34i. Weaver's nomination was made unanimous. One ballot was taken for clerk of courts. It stood Carr 63, Julian 34, Jenkinson 26. Carr's nomination waa made unanimous. The firet ballot on county attorney stood Cohenour 56i, Curtiaa 44i, Swott- ing 13. The second ballot stood Cohenour 56, Curtiss 53, Swotting 13. On the third ballot two townships at the outset changed to Cohenour and A. D. Clarke moved to make Cohenour's nomination unanimous before the ballot was finished. Two ballots were taken to get a au- pervlsor. The first stood Pendleton 54, Carter 50, Erickaen 13, Mo'vick 5. On the second ballot Pendleton had 70, Carter 50, Erlcksen 2. Pendleton's nomination waa made unanlmoua. All of the candidatea were called on for speechee and all made a good 1m- presaion. Mart Weaver and Charley Cohenour received especially warm ovations, and Messrs. Lathrop, Carr, and Pendleton were liberally cheered. RESOLUTIONS. The committee on resolutions appointed a sub-committee consisting of N. E. Stone, C. H. Peterson, and D. A. Haggard, who reported the following, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved. That we adopt the platform of the republican state convention recently held at Dubuque as the unanimous sentiment of the republicans of Kossuth county, and that we point with pride to the able administrations of President McKlnley in national affairs and of Gov. Shaw in Iowa as worthy of our highest commendation. G. S. Wright, at the close of the convention, offered the following resolution, which was adopted without'a dissenting vote: Whereas, There seems to be a general dissatisfaction with our present system of electing supervisors at large in Kossuth county; therefore, be it Resolved, That this convention requests our honorable board of supervisors to again submit the question of dividing the county into seven supervisor districts, the electors in each district selecting the supervisor for that district. Following is the resolution for a single convention, which waa rejected: Resolved, by the republicans in convention assembled, That the delegates to state and senatorial conventions and to nominate a representative and county officers be held at one and the same time for the year 1899. and efficient assistant in the office he will soon hold In his own right. Chas. A. Cohenour was born in Bond county, 111., on a farm, Nov. 6, 1864. He attended country school, went to Illinois college a short time, and graduated at the university at Dublin, Ohio. After he left school he decided to go to California and make his fortune. Like many others he got" busted" and went to work on a big ranch to get money to get back. The thermometer used to reach 120 and he didn't particularly enjoy the summer. When he got to Chicago .he went into a school of short-hand, and while he was there A. F. Call Inquired for a boy who could write and wanted to study law. Charley filled the bill and came to Algona March 1,1889. He was in Clarke & Call's office a while, and then went with Mr. Call to Sioux City. Mr. Clarke offering him a partnership he came back to Algona after year, and has practiced hero since. He was a long-time member of Company F, and was first lieutenant when he resigned on account of his business. When the war broke out he on- listed us a private in the roar rank. Ho was popular with the boys at camp and comes back a first sergeant. 1 1 LONG TIME ON THE ROAD, O. F. Lnthrop was born on a farm In the town of Berlin, Wls., nearly 40 years ago. At the ago of 21 ho went into the telegraph office at Burnot Junction. Wis., to learn telegraphy and railroading. After about six months' apprenticeship he was given a situation at that place running a caloric engine to pump water for the locomotives on the C. & N. W. Uy. Ho continued this work for a year or two until lie had earned enough to pay the expense of his tuition an* a little beside. With his small savings ho came to Iowa and scoured a situation as operator at Ruthvon for tho C., M. & St. P. Ry. From Ruthven ho was sent to Inwood to take charge of that station, where ho remained about six years, thence to Whittemore, which has boon his homo a little over seven years. C. S. Pendloton was born in Malno about 80 years ago. His father is a wealthy sea captain. As a boy he was much on tho ocean, but received a good business education. Ho came to Kossuth about 14 years ago to look after his father's lands, and except for three years when ho was in the hardware business in Minneapolis, ho has been a resident of Hebron township. Ho has a fine farm of 480 acres well stocked, and Is a thrifty and successful farmer. Ho has been chairman of the township board over since he has lived in tho township. THE BRUOE-HOSKINS LIBELS. OABL BETOHELL'8 BAOT LETTER, Writes Ijlke a Veteran of the Things That He Saw on the Trip to the Land of the Spaniard. Judge Helsell AsHs Tliat His Assailants Ho Given Light SeiitoncoH— Judga Quartern's Very Fair Do- clsloii. Bruce and Hoakina were both found guilty of libel by the jury at Storm Lake. The penalty la 81,000 or one year in jail. Judge Helsoll'a attorney aaked the judge not to sentence the men to jail on account of their families, but on behalf of the public generally he asked that such a fine be assessed as would deter defendants in the future, and others of like disposition, from pub. llahlng and sending broadcast over the land charges of crime against any person, man, woman and child to whom they might take a dislike. Judge Quiu'ton said in substance that he was glad to have hoard both gentlemen. Ho regarded Mr. Bruce as In many respects a good citizen, but It la a serious thing to brand a man publicly as a criminal. A court should act In exact accordance with what he believed to be right, should have the approval First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL ........................... -...$50,000 of his own judgment and conscience, and In view of the /act that the costs were oyor $500 the judgment of the court waa that the defendant should pay a fine of $300. In the Hoakina caae Judge Quarton stated that he believed It should be considered that for 25 years Mr. Hoskins had In many respects acted the part of a good citizen, but that his attacks upon Mr. Helaell through his paper for several yeara and even since the article in question was published, should also be considered. Moat men In thla new country had come here without money or friends and had labored for yeara to build up a good reputation. It ought not to be in the power of any man to deatroy such reputation by the falae chargea of criminality. It had come to be regarded as a privilege by many publishera of newspapers to say anything they pleased, and It IB time that they learned that a man who owns a newspaper has no right in this respect not poBBeaeed by other men. Bruoe's fine and costa amounted to over $800, The publication of the article increased its power for evil to_ an incalculable extent and it was the judgment of the court that defendant ahould pay a fine of $500 and coats, which amounted to $230. The total coat to Bruce will be $800, and to Hoakina about $750. The difference In coats is due to the fact that the mileage of the witnesaes waa all charged to Bruce, hla caae coming first. The court made the fines different in order to equalize the burden and punish both alike. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. Mrs. Setohell has received a letter from her son Carl, written just before he landed at Manila. It was written July 31 and reached Algona Sept. 8. All of our readers will be interested in the following paragraphs which Mrs. Setchell has kindly consented to allow ua to print. THE UPPER DES MOINES has never published a more manly or more Interesting letter written by a boy not yet 20 yeara old: ON BOARD CITY OF PARA, July 31, 1898.—At laat, after a most uneventful and monotonous voyage, wo have reached tho land of the Spaniard. For tho past two days we have been dodging in and out among tho many small islands of tho group, and wo are now at the entrance of the bay of Manila, just 45 miles from the city. There is nothing to write about as we have not sighted a ship or even had a storm to vary tho monotony of the voyage. I am well as usual, have not been siolc a day since wo started. I mailed a letter at Honolulu when I was there, July 7. I expect by this time you have received it. I wrote to several of my friends while there, but after this I probably shall have time to write only to the deareat onea at home, and I'm afraid even those will bo few, far between and unsatisfactory. Wo had a funeral on board tho other day, the first and only one BO far. Ho was a musician of E company, I think. They tied him to grate bars apd throw him over just as they would tainted meat. It was awful. Our bunks In the hold have become unbearable since leaving Honolulu, so most of the boys sleep up on dock. I generally got a place In the stern and roll up in my blanket and Bleep on the hard deck juat aa soundly as I over did In my aoft bed at home. It was hard at first but I am used to it now and don't mind it. Quite a few of the boya are sick, not seriously, but just because they can't eat red horse a little wormy and hard tack full of buga. Some of thorn make me have a pain, regular babies, going to the hospital on the alighteat pretext ao that they can have a little tea and toaat. You can bet your laat dollar your son is not one of that stamp. The grub is somewhat better now wo have put our company cook in the kitchen. He makes kind of a stew out meat, canned tomatoes, potatoes, onions and everything else he can get, which is pretty good. Of course we only have one dish at a meal, ao that givea us the greatest variety. Something interesting did happen to me the other day. I discovered I was alive with gray-backs, millions of eggs and countleBB big fellows with the stamp (U. S. Army) on their backs. prltna facie evidence that he had not run away. Sheriff Confer was sent for and took him to Mason City and he was afterwards tranefered to the poor farm until his identity could be established. It appears that his name is A. T. Caster, that his home is in Algona or the vicinity thereof, that he had been confined in the asylum at Independence, but believing him cured the authorities sent him home a week ago last Monday. It la thought that his dementia returned at Charles City and that he walked from there to Clear Lake. The terrible heat of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday must have aggravated the cerebral trouble of the unfortunate man wandering aimlessly about. But can we say aimlessly when we consider that he traveled due west and was on the direct road to his home in Algona? nuiiiii \t V *^ * *""** ** J i **•* »••«•* w*-^.»»—. Well, I took everything I had on off (It ?. i \ _ 3 1.1 1 A. 1 _ A -, ''Vl ~ WK have a few of those nice Moquet rugs left at $2.25, former price $3.50. G. L. GALBRAITH & Co. YY wl*t i- uww<v v?v»-j-»'"«o — «.—— —.-- ___ \- wasn't much) and threw It Into the briny, took a good bath, and have only foun'd one or two since, but I suppose I will have them from now on. They are not bad when you get used to them. The boys are all shouting and cheering BO I guess our escort has come out to take ua into the harbor. Everyone is all packed up and ready to leave the boat. I am anxious myself; then I realize It is tho last time I will be on tho water for two long years. It is a long time when you stop to think, but I hope things will be so hot that I won't have time to think, and that the time will go quickly till I am once more with the dear ones at home. Do you remember that little coon, u Snowball," who was at " Camp Ramsey}"' He is with us, lying sick on a mattress at my feet. I guess he is not very bad off though, I hope not for he makes lots of fun for us all, I haven't heard from home since about a week before leaving Frisco. Of course there has been no chance to get letters as we have sighted no mall steamers, but Is awfully hard to be so far away from the ones you love and got no word for so long, But It is all part of the big game we are playing. I have been attending non-commissioned officers school since leaving Honolulu and that means I am to be promoted. I am quite elated to think that out of 80 men all older than I, older in the company and older in experience, I should be chosen. Of course I will only be a corporal, but that is a step toward better things and even if I get no higher it is better than being a private, Now mother dear, I must close and eat; I have a horrible appetite. I just wrote these few lines to tell you I am well and happy in the service of my country. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Miss Matson is in Chicago after fall goods. Will F. Walker went south Monday after ii week's visit. E. J. Murtagh is in Minneapolis with his wife for a visit. Mayor Chrischilles will be home from Lansing tomorrow. Miss Helen Starr has returned to her school work at Grlnnell. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ingham started homo from Olympla Monday. Mrs. Choyor Hudson and babies are in Chicago for a month's visit. Mrs. Frank Van Erdewyk and children have gone to Carroll for a visit. Horace Parsons Is up from Eagle Grove. Ho is going to Michigan for a visit. C. W. Parker's brother from Elk Point, S. D., was over visiting him last week. Horace Mann went to Fort Dodge yesterday. Ho was confident of a nomination. Miss Grace Purvis is now at Janesvllle, Wis., for a throe months' visit with relatives. F. W. Dingley was in Minneapolis last week. His family are in Ohio visiting the old home. Alex. White, Thos. Gilbert, and Frank Dingloy were looking at Minnesota land a week ago, Miss Olara Yettor wont to Sioux City Monday to attend school at Morning Side college tho coming year. T. J. Vincent went to Chicago Monday to buy goods for his new racket store. The frame for his building is up. Misses Emma Heise and Mollle Hlnchon wont to Prairie Du Chien Wednesday to begin their second school year. Mrs. A. D. Clarke started with Fred for Orchard Lake Monday evening. Miss Irma D. goes to Evanston next week. Geo. M. Johnson and two daughters, Annie and Jessie, wore up for tho Minnesota state fair last week. Mr. Johnson says it was tho best fair ho ever attended. Mart McCall camo home Monday from summer in Chicago, whore he has been studying the harp. Ho came by Minneapolis and visited his relatives there. Mr. Brown, a Chicago newspaper man, has boon spending a week in Algona visiting at Mrs. E. L. Cooke's. Mr. Brown is with tho city press association Geo. Horton is with. Mrs. Gertrude Clarko Bartlett and two boys started for Dallas Monday. She has had a very pleasant visit in Algona. Mrs. J. W. Bartlett went with her after a few da'ys' visit. Frank Telller has engaged with Cook Bros, at Hobart for a year and will not teach. Ho will keep books, run the post- office, etc. He was in Chicago for them last week with stock. John and Mrs. Goeders are alone these days. They took all their children to Chicago last week for school. Dennis goes to the Do La Sallo school In tho city and Kate and Edith go to a girl's school in Longwood, a suburb. "Uncle Jo" and Mrs. Tennant arrived from their summer's tour Saturday noon in excellent health and spirits. They got 50 miles north and 80 west of Minneapolis, had Dlr'ectors-D H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. rates to parties funding fl rst,lass security. Special attention given t« collections wt »,«. Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0.0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Tttos. HrLantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron SoheuoU, TbQg. F. Oooke. QASH CAPITAL, 150,000. General Banking. PRIVATE 84.F8W DEPOgl jSgrinterest paid on time fleposlte. THE NOMINEES. Biographical Notes Concerning the Men Selected Last Friday. James B. Carr was born in Edinburg, Scotland, in 1853. His father came to this country a year later, in 1858. He lived in Vermont until he was 88 years old, and then spent seven years in Illinois, coming to Kossuth in 1882 and locating on a farm in Seneca. He has been a school teacher and farmer all his life until a few years ago, when he moved to Bancroft to open a store. He has a wife and five children. M. P. Weaver was born within a block of where he now lives twenty-seven years ago Oct. 8. He was educated in the Algona schools, awd eight years ago passed second In the competitive examination for West Point. Congressman Polliver urged him afterwards to accept the appointment to the naval academy at Anapolls, and be wanted to go, but his parents would not heav to it. If he had gon.e he might • have been with Hobson or Devvey. As it is he U marrje^ bos a pleasant home and a sprightly boy, and fw four years bp beep a On With the Dance! Dance! All dance! Grand opening at the rink during the fair.-26t2 DON'T raise it—the buggy aale at the Wigwam, Sept. 17 and 19. STILL another lot of thoae 25o tumblers. M. Z. GROVE & SON. GOOD wheel for aale cheap. Inquire of Irving B. Dodge. 24 CALL at our place for grapes the last of the week. M. Z. GROVE & SON. NICE water sets cheap at M. Z. Grove & Son's. ^ FOR time loans on real estate apply at ICossuth County State Bank. A. T. OASTEE'S SAD PLIGHT, gent to AJitoua trom Independence— Found Wandering Helplessly at Clear Lake. The Clear Lake Mirror has the following note about A. T. Caater, lately sent from Algona to the hospital for the insane: A man acting peculiarly if not suspiciously and alarming the good women into whose yards he stepped, was taken in charge, Friday, by Marshal Lambertson. He carried a neatly-wrapped and quite good-sized package under his arm which apparently contained clothing only. He was clean and tidy in appearance hut appeared to be dazed, and his eyes, which were bloodshot, had a restless look. It? his pockets was found a • railroad from independence to part of TM^l nn n lots of fishing, and a splendid time generally. They are going again next summer. Geo. Patterson went to Iowa City yesterday to begin his second year in the law school. Will Kaln went with him for his second year in the collegiate. Claude Stull is talking of spending his year in a dental school in Chicago. Geo. Sarohett returns to Iowa City. J. R. Laird returned from the national Grand Army meeting Monday morning, and Dr. McCoy came Monday evening. Lorn Stock well will be back next Tuesday. Mr. Laird says tho national meeting was a great success. One of Its important actions was the decision not to admit the soldiers of the Spanish war. The vote was unanimous. Dan Perry, one of the old timers at Armstrong and for 15 years a resident of Florida, is north on a visit. He lives about 300 miles south of Jacksonville on the St. John river and raises oranges. He says he will get his first crop this year since the big frost. Mrs, Perry died two years ago, but otherwise his family is well. He likes Florida, says it is the only place to live, and will return after calling on some ol the pioneers. _________ _ Boll Coll Service. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 34 and 35, will he red letter days In the history of the Algona Baptist church. The pastor, Rev, D. M, Stiles, and a committee have arranged a program that cannot fail to delight all who may hear it. Saturday afternoon will be of interest principally to the membership, • There will be a Picnic dinner. The roll ot membership will be called and responses made. Resorts trom each branch of the church work will be read, and the session will close with a conse- unaymw a rare treat will be .furnished. Rev. John A. Earl, pastor ol the First Baptist church of Waterloo, will preach. Mr, Karl Is a thoroughly self-made man, having worked himself up from dlggmgcoal la the mines near Boone, through Des Mpines college and Rochester Theological seminary, and is now pastor ot the largest and most success- the cently president of Pea Motnes ' eoUege, speak on the theme: " The Relation ol Church to the Community in its Material and Spiritual Equipment." Dr. Stetson needs no introduction to Algona audiences, as he^has frequently spoken here before, and he ne.v« tails to delight his hearers. All the otEer churches have very kindly consented to close tbetr doors tor that day and unite i» these services. Co. loan money at 6 • payments,, In- Sewing by the day, or at bonne ide,noe first hou,se north of J, D kel'a sewing machine office. 3418 MISS JBSP8

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