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THE tPPEH DES MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16,189& YEAR. * WARREN. to Subscribers. One copy, one year. $1.5 One copy, six months .• 7 One copy, three months 4 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, inoney order, or express or fler at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. The Southern Race War. It is difficult to form an opinion as t •the merits of the race war in Nort Carolina. There are many surface In dications that it is in the main a ne outbreak of old southern intolerance It is easy to understand that the white people want some hand in loca government, and that they could easil. be forced to violence by an organiza tion of the negros. But the facts seem to be that after the darkeys agreed no to name a local ticket they were stil kept from the polls. The whites start •ed out by demanding control of loca affairs, but they ended by declarin that republican congressmen shoul not be elected, and that the darke must be disfranchised. There are several things to be kep in mind in considering race condition in the south. The average souther •white is a swash-buckling bully, proud ignorant, lazy and run to seed. Ever. time a negro is burned the averag southerner shows his true colors. The; have never got beyond the day of th bowie knife and raw whiskey. The, hve never maintained schools, and d not now. No northerner can visit th average southern town without believ ing that the darkey, if he did notbette local conditions, could at least mak them no worse. All the white blooi that amounts to anything in the south today, among the average classes comes from the north. The white •who arm as they did on election day i North Carolina to shoot darkies are i set of worthless, whiskey drinking cock-fighting, ignorant remnants of th before-the-war bogus southern aristoc racy. The northern soldier boy wh met them at Camp Thomas, sized them up. They are withal a set of coward also, for several southern states had t come north to get men enough to fil their quota in the army. On the other hand the souther darkey has not much to recommen him.. The northern men who go soutl soon discover that. But several thing are to be said for the darkey. Th chief schools of the south today ar darkey schools. Booker T. Washing ton is the best known educator south o Mason and Dixon's line. The negr goes to school and supports schools and a greater improvement has neve been made in one generation by an race. The negro also is tractable. I those southern states where the white show any consideration for him the have no trouble in maintaining th supremacy of intelligence. He is not dangerous political organizer, and ha never demanded anything but a fai recognition of his legal rights. It i the arrogant, domineering, slave driv ing spirit of the southern whites tha leads to negro supremacy. The negr is brave. Out of the late war th Bough Riders and the negro regiment divided the honors for unflinching courage. Out of that war has been born a new respect for the black Amer ican citizen. It may be possible that local condi tions in some North Carolina countie warrant the whites in organizing along race lines for local control. But nc conditions can warrant an organize! white effort to prevent the negro from exercising his right of franchise in na tional affairs, and no conditions can make tolerable for a moment an armec mob at the polls for the purpose o coercing or intimidating any American citizen. Congress cannot pass a " forci bill" too quickly nor marshal troops a ...southern polls in too great numbers i -the North Carolina movement is any thing but a temporary outbreak of mob Violence. ___________ An Endorsement of the President The election is merely an expression of the opinion of the American people of Wm. McKinley. Local conditions and candidacies and grievances have .all affected, local majorities, but the unusual thing of an administration •winning out in its second year is merely a " well done" officially inscribed and delivered at the executive mansion with the people's best bow. THE Cedar Eapide Republican says THE UPPER DBS MOINES is afraid of the word "gold." What THE UPPER DES MOINES is afraid ol is the crowd of Cleveland mugwumps who, having wrecked their own political party, tried at the St. Louis convention and have been trying since to persuade republicans to repudiate their past record. THB UPPER DBS MOINES is not yet ready to trade off, the services or advice of men like Alliwn, Sherman, Elaine, McKinley, etc., etc., to take up with the discarded remnants of Grove? Cleveland's political wisdom. The re* publican party ha? always been for gold, and under the wise leadership of its own utateemen has been able to maintain the. public credit, and retain tUe public confidence. The "gold" of fee Cleveland mugwumps \ the republican party as the pin saved the boy's life " by notswallerwin' of it.' If, however, all the Republican mean by " gold" is the adoption of such leg islation as may be needed to make al our money interchangeable with gold no matter who is secretary of the treas ury, and the adoption of such legisla tion as will break the endless chain i the use of our greenbacks there is n debate whatever between it and TH: UPPER DES MOINES. This comim Congress should attend to both thes matters promptly, and undoubted! will do BO. THE Sioux Rapids Republican at tributes Judge Quarton's falling off k his decision in the Helsell-Hoskins li bel suit. It says he lost 1,500 votes o that account. As that covers the de fection, it leaves nothing for the Cour ier to claim on account of its long-to be-remembered guttersnipe on "blu sky." But the best verdict on th Courier's campaign is the vote in Pal Alto. Palo Alto is in many ways ou nearest neighbor, knows our politics the Courier, and Judge Quarton. N prominent citizen or lawyer had an grievance on account of some decisio of the court against him, and every body was impartial. In Palo Alt Judge Quarton Is one of the few repub lican candidates for judge to eve carry the county In a contest, in fac unless Judge Carr was so honored, w believe the only one. ED. BAILEY devotes a column in hi Britt Tribune to proving that the pub lie has nothing to say about how a ma shall conduct his business. But only few weeks ago Bro. Bailey was appea ing to Algona to have his bus fare re duced when he comes to to.wn. Wh, is it, by the way, Bro. Bailey that cltie regulate hack fares? Does not th man own his own horse and wagon why can not he charge what he pleases and if the passenger does not like th price is he not at liberty to walk? An this, by the way also, is not a moder development of " socialism" and " pop ulism." Regulating hack fares, hole charges, ferry tickets, etc., is as old a the common law. "Public tribunal be d d" sounds like the vigorou assertion of Anglo-Saxon individualism but history proves that the centra feature of Anglo-Saxon developmen has been the public tribunal, and tha no other race has so strongly insiste upon having all business conducted i the public interest. This is a good fac for those who want to defeat socialism and populism to keep in mind. Reas enable public regulation is the bes pre ventative of unreasonable public reg ulation, while failure or refusal to d anything at all is the best method ther is for reaching the opposite extreme. NEWS AND COMMENT. The circle on the official ballot shoul be removed. The Chicago men who have name Roosevelt for president in 1904 may not b bad guessers. His great victory ove Tammany in a desperate fight makes him more than ever a national figure. He i bound to grow in public esteem for hi faults are all known. There is no dange of the new developements that kill so man political prodigies. Roosevelt is honest aggressive, fearless, outspoken, determined He is moreover a man of education, of hig ideals, of liberal views. He has a grea future in American politics because hi personality appeals to all classes. Th cowboy of the plains and Dr. Parkhurs can honestly unite in rejoicing in hi victory. The State Register says Iowa's voici "is for the establishment of the gold stand ard principle in the laws of the nation.' The Register would be move accurate if i said "maintenance" in place of "establish ment." The republican party "estab llshed" the gold standard principle when i resumed specie payments in 1879 and ha maintained it already 20 years. If, as som believe, any new legislation is needed tc further maintain this principle in case of sweeping silver standard victory in 1900 Iowa's voice is for such legislation. Bu able statesman say that with our laws as they now are the parity with gold could no be broken by a silver president, until silvei legislations had been enacted. IN THIS NEIQHBORHOOD. John Conner, the LuVerne pioneer, Is going to Texas for the winter. His two daughters go with him. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mr. and Mrs. F. E. McMahon spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. McMahon of Algona. West Bend Journal: Miss Vera Yetter of Algona was a guest at the Frost home here several daye- last week. Fred Corey tells the Britt News that t's possible for the bicycle to beat Dick Turpin in a five mile race but mrdly probable. Jas. Struthers died at West Bend Nov. 5, aged 66 years. He was one of he pioneers. His brother Robert died a few weeks ago. The Whittemore Catholics are great y pleased with their new pastor. The Dmmeteburg Democrat hears a'number >f favorable reports concerning him. The report just received from the Tnited States bureau of agriculture gives Iowa a yield of 32 bushels of corn >er acre, a total of 268,672,000 bushels or the state. Capt- Geo, W. Bell, well known, Jn hep years in Algona, sends Dr. Me- ioy a late number of the Australian ia.! Advertiser, a monthly publi- devoted to the commercial and Interests of the country. Cnpt. Bell was appointed consul in 1893 and at the request of American residents In Sidney and the business men of the city, President McKinley has continued him in the position. He has proved himself a very popular and useful representative, and has done much to increase and enhance the commercial relations of both countries. F. S. Standring left Corwith for the Hawaiian Islands on last Thursday, where he expects to remain for an indefinite lime. He is general agent for a Des Moines type writer. Here is an item for Algona readers from the Estherville Democrat: Chas- Kraft has rented rooms in the old Allen house and will keep bachelor's (?) quarters the coming winter. Rev. Boardman, who went from Humboldt to Webster City to fill the Congregational pulpit, has resigned. He was an applicant at Algona when Rev. Sinclair was chosen. The fixtures of the Algona normal school business department have been taken to Humboldt to be used In the schofll there. There were two wagon loads of desks, offices, and railing. Merchants at Estherville are putting in kerosene lamps again. They claim that the electric light dynamo Is overloaded and the service poor. Algona puts in a big enough dynamo and other machinery in like proportion. A cheap electric light plant is a nuisance. An amusing experience in Judge Quarton's court at Estherville is told by the Democrat: A young Dane, who had come to the conclusion that he wanted to become an American citizen, was up before the judge to be naturalized. After questioning him and becoming convinced that he was elegible to become an American citizen, the judge incidentally put the question: " Is Denmark a republic or a kingdom?" The young fellow after study- Ing a few moments replied: " Neither one Your Honor, he is a democrat." The judge drew a long breath which was as much as to say, " Another vote fc" Sullivan." FOLITIOAL NOTES. Senator Gray, who is in Paris on the Deace commission, will not be returned from Delaware. He was a radical anti- expansionist. It is estimated that $500,000 changed hands in New York on governor. Croker, the Tammany boss, loses $50,000, and the democratic club, Croker's own organization, lost §200,000. Jacob Field is said to have won §55,000. Gov. Tanner of Illinois won a big vindication for his course in the Virden coal mine strike. The Chicago papers have been almost unanimously against him, but the republican ticket gets a majority that has only been equalled in Illinois twice in 18 years. Gov. Pingree, of potato fame, won a wonderful victory in Michigan. Pingree is a fighting anti-corporation man and is hated by many republicans as well as democrats. But he not only compelled his nomination but beat all precedents at the polls. He is likely to unseat Senator Burrows with a man of his own named Pack. The free silver issue was fairly tested in the Omaha congressional district. Hitchcock, editor of the Times-Herald, the Bryan paper, was the fusion candidate. He made 16 to 1 his hobby, and Bryan. Senator Allen, and the rest focussed their efforts in his behalf, but he was beaten. The defeat of fusion in Bryan's state ends the silver craze. Republican control of the senate is assured after March 4, for the first time since 1893, and by a. majority so large as to make extremely improbable its being changed for at least four years, exceptas the result of a democratic landslide in 1900. With the Oregon vacancy filled the republicans have in the present senate 44 votes. They gained directly from the democrats the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, West Virginia, Wisconsin, California, and North Dakota, making the republican membership fifty-three, or a clear majority of sixteen. SOME CONGRESSIONAL CHANGES. " Sockless" Jerry Simpson was beat en. The republicans get seven out o eight congressmen in Kansas. Chas. A. Towne, the ablest fre silver man, was beaten again in Min nesota. He claimed the election up to the last minute but the returns gave Page Morris the seat. Towne was seceding republican. This second de feat ends his political career. Jos. H. Walker, head and front o the bank money advocates in congress was defeated in the strongest republi can district in Massachusetts for re election. Walker has been chairman of the money committee, and the Me Cleary bill for retiring the greenbacks was often called the Walker bill although as finally drafted Mr. Walker was much opposed to it. Walker's de< feat was a great surprise. It takes one of the best known and ablest "currency reform" men out of congress. NEWS NOTES. There are now 1,002 creameries in Iowa, against 945 in 1897 and 811 in 1896. The production of gold for 18,97, as already announced by the director of the mint, was • $237,504,800, or more than double the production of the world as ate as 1888. The production of 1898 will reach $275,000,000, and the produc- iion of next year will probably exceed $00,000,000. The consumption of gold n the arts throughout the world is about $60,000,000 a year, which will eave $215,000,000 available for mone WEAVER'S MAJORITY, 766, WINS HONORS IN LATE ELECTION. Balance of the County Ticket Is Not Far from the Same Figure— The Official Count. Following is the official vote of Kossuth county by townships on secretary of state, congressman, and judges, as counted by the supervisors Monday On the state ticket the republican ma jority is 623 over all, as against 216 las year and 1,001 in 1896. It is a fair average and represents very nearly the real majority in the county, probably Congressman Dolliver r,an 60 votes behind Dobson. That is a remarkably light falling off all things considered In Harrison township alone he lost li of them, owing to local contention and Anderson's canvass among his fellow countrymen: STATE AND CONGRESSIONAL. Precincts. Algona—First ward.. Second ward , Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco • Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Germanla Grant Hebron Harrison..: Irvlngton Lotts Creek LuVerne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Rlverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whlttemore Totals. 102 109 00 101 141 41) 03 12 50 1«B 22 20 73 28 48 85 44 27 80 . 52 21 07 47 20 39 20 48 17 59 30 33 40 157 116 2,046 17 42 50 37 53 20 21 4 00 143 28 42 43 19 7 55 25 05 34 32 8 12 32 60 31 75 47 18 18 40 34 31 03 97 1,390 102 105 55 08 130 413 03 12 50 130 21 27 73 2 47 72 45 20 80 45 22 07 45 10 38 20 47 17 54 35 32 40 155 108 1,080 2 4 0 3 5 2 2 0 14 2 4 4 2 2 0 3 3 1 3 0 3 7 4 1 2 5 3 3 0 10 1,40 Scattering—Secy or State: Malcom Smith 28; A. C. Swanholm, 1; R, M. Daniels, 4 Congressman: A. Norellus, 5; P. J. Shaw, 83 Dobson's majority, 023. Dolllver's majority, 400. JUDICIAL. The following table shows the vot on the judgeship by townships. Hel sell ran ahead of Quarton in Kossuth and Quarton ran as much ahead of He! sell in Buena Vista, This shows tha each was the victim of a bitter persona local fight. With it all, howevei trades, lies, guttersnipes, and persona letters Judge Quarton ran only 21 votes behind the head of the ticket: Precincts. ;ary uses 01899. this year, and $240,000,000 To California, Attention is called to the excellent ervioe of the Northwestern line to California and the favorable rates which have been made for single and 'ound trip tickets for this season's ravel. Best accommodations In first- lass or tourist sleeping cars, which un through every day in the year. 'ersonally conducted tourlstoar parties very week to California and Oregon. Choice of a large number of different outes without extra charge. Partio- lars cheerfully given upon application o agents Chicago 1 '& North western ail way or connecting Unes.-84t8 Algona—First ward.. Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Germanla Grant Hebron Harrison Irvlngton Lotts Creek LuVerne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Rlverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whittemore Totals , 83 00 52 82 118 40 02 11 48 131 18 20 00 24 48 75 41 24 84 47 21 00 38 14 30 23 44 10 42 29 29 43 143 101 1,831 35 02 03 03 77 33 21 "o 04 152 33 44 50 22 0 07 28 08 30 38 0 13 41 70 35 79 52 19 30 57 30 30 82 112 1,048' 00 104 57 91 131 40 03 11 50 132 21 27 71 25 48 70 42 20 83 47 21 07 45 19 38 25 45 17 57 34 31 44 155 108 1,050 5 2 0 3 3 1 3 0 3 7 5 1 2 5 3 3 0 10 1,45, Quarton's maj., 173. Helsell's maj., 501, THE COUNTY TICKET. Mart. Weaver Heads the List, Bu All Have BlR Majorities-Amendment Gets a Small Vote. M. P. Weaver wears the honors o the election. The official count gives him 706 majority, which speaks for hit, popularity. It is one of the big ma jorities in our county history. C. F Lathrop of Whittemore proved to be n runner also, getting 611. All the county majorities are big, and a good lot o men won them. The surprise of the election is the vote on the amendment. Only 787 votes were cast, a little more than Al gona's full vote. This vote shows how futile the so-called referendum is. No measure has ever been submitted to direct vote in Kossuth except the prohibitory amendment, that received enough votes to furnish a basis even for a guess. The vote on the amendment is absurdly small, considering the importance of the measure. The official count made by the board is as follows on the' county ticket: For County Attorney— B. JMcMahon Herman Ranteow For County Auditor— M.P. Weaver, (rep.) .......... ............ s.009 S. E. Davenport, (dera.) ................... i 333 Weaver's majority 706 For Clerk of Courts— J-B. Carr, (rep.)..... 3,016 J. 0. Johnson, (dem.) 1,425 '601 (ven.) .................... 8,028 MU Cai'r's For County, C. P. Latbrop, M. J, Walsh, ' Lathrqp's majority ail For Supervisor— 0. S. Pendleton, (rep.) 1,005 • G, Seymove, (4em.) 1,437 Pendletpn'B majority ....... .......... 538 413 374 Vote }ii 1807. Following was the vote of last fall for governor la each precinct in Koseuth county. It is especially interesting by way of comparison with the vote of 1898. The total was 4,169: Algona—First ward... Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Hurt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Germanla Grant Hebron Harrison Irvlngton Lottg Creek LuVerne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Rlverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whittemore Totals 95 119 66 115 141 42 74 15 51 119 25 27 33 45 112 69 32 9 44 29 86 61 14 40 30 19 05 44 25 2,189 35 41 84 60 99 60 39 11 71 157 61 51 3 26 10 43 43 85 59 59 15 31 52 97 5 87 60 20 2 55 38 49 100 11 1,923 THE NORTHWESTERN LINE. Notes From All Alone the 1'roposec Lino Between Deiilson and Al fionn. The latest developement in connec ticn with the Northwestern railwa, building is the new line that is tc parallel its present line from Missour Valley to Denison. It has bought th right of way already and will run a lin from Mondamin, about 15 miles north of Missouri Valley, up the Soldie; creek to Ute, then turning east cu into the new line between Denison anc Wall Lake. The line will be about 12 miles from its present line all the way It is said there are some coal mine out in that section that it wants t reach. STOPPED AT POCAHONTAS. Rolfe Reveille: The surveyors on the proposed railway from Sac City t Algona struck Pocahontas last week They have returned to Sac City fo some reason. It is said they made i permanent survey. PUSHING THE GRADING. Wesley Reporter: Actual work on the Northwestern from Sac City head ing for Algona has been in progres for some time. A gentleman who re cently was in Sac City says they an pushing the work as fast 'as men and machinery can make it. NOTHING NEW TO REPORT. Odebolt Chronicle: There is nothing new to report in the way of railroai news. The graders are'pushing worl between Wall Lake and Denison on tb< Northwestern survey, and the survey ors are still at work on the line be tween Sac City and Algona. A BUSY SCENE. Sioux CITY, Nov. 7.—The route alon b the line of road which the Chicago & Northwestern proposes to build from Denison to Algona presents a scene o great activity these days, according t the stories of men who have been i: that section recently. There is n doubt now of the North western's in tention. A dozen grading camps ar stationed along the line of the survey There are three between Deiiison anc Beloit. Six carloads of grading ma chines were unloaded Sunday at Deni son, and now gangs of graders arear riving there daily. Half the popula tion of the town went out north of tha town Sunday to take a look at th camps. MEAN BUSINESS. Fonda Times: The Chicago & North western railway surveyors returnee from the north, and yesterday run an other line through the city almos parallel with the one of last week, vary ing enough to skip some of the houses and crossing the I. C. only 25 feet eas of the survey made last week. Th< present survey is of a more permanen character, and looks as though thei mean business. HAVE REACHED POCAHONTAS. Pocahontas Record: TheNorthvvest ern surveyors reached this place on Saturday, running a line through the west part of town. The line passes west of Nick Stelpflug's house and runs through the houses of Mr. Hronek, Sr, John Stegge and Jack Ryan. It is probable that when the line is locatec it will be about 300 feet west so as to miss those houses. The surveyors lefi on Monday morning and completed the survey to Reubens. On Tuesday the surveyors will commence locating anc correcting the line and expect to have it all located this week. A DOUBLE TRACK ROAD. The Northwestern has a double track now from Chicago to Tama City. A big . force is now working betweet Tama and Marshalltown. A double track will soon reach to Ames, CAN AFFORD TO BUILD. The Iowa railway commissioners' report is out. .It shows the Northwestern one of the best managed roads in the United States. Last year its Iowa business was $9,364,232, and expenses $5,274,113. The total freightage carried by the company in Iowa alone last year was 1,758,738 tons, a big gain over any previous year. The road has 195 stations in the state and 1,586 miles of road. There are 5,129 employes, and She total compensation paid for wages Is $3,187,507, an increase over former years. Station agents average $1.99 per day, engineers $3.58, firemen $2.17, and conductors $3,27. The average daily wages for all employes is $1.99. The average rate of passenger fare charged was 2.01 cents. There were 85,755 cars equipped with automatic couplers, in accordance with the law. Wants 80,000 Circulation, The Des Moines Daily News, the only >K nnn ftl i v a *, he r°, I>ld ' has Passed the i5,uuo mark in circulation and is now mak- S£ ft 58?°'$ efforfc *? ^crease its list to 80,00, The News publishes the associated arose dispatches and telegraphic markets ame as the hierh-prioed dailies. PriceV a •ear, 75 cents for six months, 50 cents for h }'?^ m 2P tns v ^ oents for one month Address TBE Niwa, Des Moines, Iowa. -^MEMBER our " Cannon Chop" tea t the old price, only 60o a pound. M, Z. GROVE & ~ BIG FIGHT IS IK HANCOCl EFFORTS TO GET ELECTION GALLED Amsterdam Township the Scene of a Hot Contest Over Voting Tax for the Belmond Line. Interest in the Belmond road bow centers in Amsterdam township Han cock county. The Britt people'have had an election called for this combe Saturday evening, to get a vote in favor of what is known as the " Slipnerv Elm" road, which they claim will run north from Alden through Britt. The Belmond promoters have an election called for Nov. 29, to vote on a tax for the Algona line. Both sides are making a hot canvass of the townshin Friday evening the Belmond people have a meeting of the townshin callnd at which the whole, matter will be dts cussed. It seems probable that the Slippery Em project will be defeated and the Belmond accepted. . WHAT THE "SLIPPERY ELM" is The Slippery Elm railway runs from Eldora Junction on the Tama line of the Northwestern up to Alden, a distance of about 30 miles. It is reallv a little Northwestern feeder, has onlv one or two engines and ten or twelve cars. Many years ago it was projected up through Hancock county, a tax was voted, and the grade made, but no iron was ever laid, and "Slippery Elm" has been a by-word ever since. The claim is now that the Northwestern owns the line and is really planning to push it If this is so it is singular that a tax is asked, as the Northwestern has not taken a tax in many years. It is also singular that an election should be called in the one township the Belmond extension runs through, and not all along the line. The Britt News says, however, that other elections will be called at on'ce: "Elections will be called in all the townships along the proposed route, including Britt, and the deal rushed to a conclusion as fast as possible. President E. S. Ellsworth, who has the promotion in charge, is in Chicago this week arranging the preliminaries of the matter, and upon his return active work will be resumed." If the road is built it will run through Clarion in Wright county, and the Monitor says: "There is good reason for believing arrangements have been made whereby the Chicago & Northwestern will stand behind the Chicago, Iowa & Minnesota Railway company in their efforts to extend that line northwest form Alden to this point and thence in a northwesterly direction to an east and west main line of the Northwestern in Minnesota. TO VOTE IN PRAIRIE. The petitions for an election to vote for the Belmond were largely signed in Prairie and the the election will be called Nov. —. There is some slight opposition to the tax, for a few fail to realize that with the activity along the new line in Hancock the Belmond may be scared out yet, especially if every township to be benefitted does not respond promptly. If the "Slippery Elm" should go north through Hancock, and such townships as Prairie not vote the tax in Kossuth the Belmond may not be built at all, and not only Prairie but Corwith will be killed for all time. CORWITH IS AT WORK. The Corwith people realize that their salvation depends on getting the Belmond extension. If it should not be built and the the " Slippery Elm" should go up a few miles east of them to Britt, they would be hopelessly cut off. Their election comes Nov. 23. THE IOWA CENTRAL A GOOD ROAD. The railway commissioners' report, ]ust out, shows that the Iowa Central is ahead for the past year $94,999. The Central operates 415 miles of road in the state, maintaining 75 stations thereon. There are 1,556 men employed to do the work, the total yearly wages for the same being $516,687. Of the 12 months August was the best for passenger business,, total earnings for that month being $34,574; October was a winner in freight receipts, the amount for that month being $161,650. SOME OPERA HOUSE ATTRACTIONS Manager -VVadswortb. Has a Pine List of Entertainments Booked for tne Winter. After the Howard concert, which will be one of tfcepleasantest entertainments ever given in Algona, the bookings of the opera house promise a winter of good theatricals. ' Manager Wadsworth has the following companies engaged, all the best in their class: Dec. 2, Spedon, the sketch artist and caricaturist. • Deo. 6, Uncle Josh Spruceby, a home drama. Jan. 6, Maro, the famous magician and shght-of-hand man. Jan. 16, Cameron Concert company, one of the best in the United States. Feb. 3, The Royal Hussar Feb. 17, Zola's Magic Queen. A number of other first class attractions are being corresponded with and will be announced in due season. State Teachers' Meeting The state teachers' meeting comes at Oes Moines, Dec. 27-29. It will be the forty-fourth annual session, and a big program is prepared. Prof. Spencer is on for a paper on "The True Spirit of the Child Study Movement." Among others on the program are Supt. Mc- tfahon, Lawyer McMahon's brother roin Carroll, who presides at the meet- ng that discusses "The County Normal Institute. Mrs. Ellen Reed, county superintendent in Clay, who was formerly on Algonian, discusses '• Helping Teachers, by Personal Influence, by Recommendations." Miss Emily Reeve, county superintendent in Franklin, also an old Algonian, discusses "The Culti- ation of Public Sentiment, by Visita- Wi , b y Educational Meetings, by chool Libraries." *!"">.'. ,.._. ..LI, U..,^|IJ.I«(PJ il jiiiJ,l,LJWi.wi! 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