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THE tlPPKtt 1.B8 MntKEs: ALQONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY , or express or- d Brt* omvettislng sent on application. As Seen at Manila. Carl Setchell sends a copy of the Manila Times dated Deo. 13. It arrived in Algona yesterday morning, after being four weeks on the way. The leading editorial Is entitled "Americanism Increasing" • and the opening paragraph is as follows: "The sentiment of the native Filipinos in favor of the iBvor ui *..= Americans and American methods Increases as time passes Instead of diminishing, as Is thought by many to be the case. While it must be admitted that there Is a large number of natives who do- elre immediate and absolute independence, still, as opposed to this, is the even larger class of Filipinos who recognize that as a whole the Inhabitants of this archipelago are not fitted for self-government." The Times also ropubllshos from the "Republica Flliplna," a long discussion of the same subject, from the Filipino standpoint. The opening paragraph is as follows: " The satanic machinations of those who have the Iniquitous object in view of making tho Filipinos rise ngainst tho Americans are conducted in an Intermittent way. One alarming story Is tot on footaftoranother," etc. These paragraphs sufficiently show the feeling in Manila, which is the center of what intelligence and civilization there is In the Phillplnes. The movement for an Independent government is a movement of self-seeking brigands, while the intelligent business classes favor American occupation. Official County Printing'. The Spirit Lake.Beacon says: " The Sheldon "Mull, ono of the oldest and perhaps the .best paper In O'Brien county, declined to enter the scramble for tho county printing. Tho law for the selection qf'offlcial county papers is doing much to , demoralize tho newspaper business in "' Iowa." It is only a question of time when all the old and well established papers will bo compelled to demand some reform in our printing laws. THE UPPER DES MOINES believes, as it did two years ago, that the public service would be improved and the newspapers bone- fitted if all official proceedings were printed in supplement form and furnished by the county auditor to all the county papers. Every paper would be willing to circulate such a supplement as a matter of news, but even if the county should pay a reasonable rate for such circulation, and tho full legal rate for the printing, it would still save at least half tho present expense while • giving irom twice to five times the number of residents the benefits of tho publication. All papers In tho county would then be put upon an equality, the matter of being "official" would bo eliminated, and each paper would be free to conduct its subscription business as it sees fit. was made, Secretary "Tftfna JtSto" Wilson at once said there was nothing in it, and that if the meat was spoited It was because It was not kept cold. On the other hand it is true or not that the commissary department has been inefficient, that the big packing houses have sent out scraps and rotten meat, that some of the beef was put up In chemicals as an experiment, and that there was an attempt to humiliate Miles at Washington and to prevent him from getting his share of the glory of the war. If the commissary department had many contributions from other states like our "Dr." Hutchins of Des Moines it will not be difficult for lowans to accept this version. It is entirely possible that in the end the popular judgment will be that both Miles and Eagan should be cashiered. In fact aside from Dewey the heroes among the older war commanders grow beautifully less the more that is known about them. It seems now that if the war had lasted two years the history of the civil war would have been repeated —the dress parade generals would have been retired and a lot of fighters have been put in command. There is something about 30 years of peace, high living, and dress parade that demoralizes a fighter. The wonder is that Dewey did not succumb. will be ultimately American or Russian or German or Japanese. W. R. BOYD is now postmaster at Cedar Rapids. He has won the regard of all the newspaper men of the state by his work on the Republican, and they learn with pleasure that he still continue to do editorial work. will SEEN IN THE PHILIPPINES, Another Letter and Papers from-Carl Setchell, at Manila. Local Politics. A correspondent from Algona, possessed of considerable imiiginative ability, baa given the State Register a glimpse of Kossulh county politics for the new year. There are somo'gucsses which THE UPPER DE^ MOINES thinks are well founded;" lind some that are not so well*' 'On the whole, however, probab\y 'this forecast is us good as could be made, excepting that other men have been talked of for both the senate and house. It is yot early to particularize. The contest will be warm enough if it does not begin for three months yet. But it probably will begin sooner. NEWS AND COMMENT. Speaker Reed selected Congressman Dolliver as one of the committee to attend the remains of Nelson Dlngley to their burial place. Sioux City wants the coming republican state convention. If Des Moines fails up with its auditorium Sioux City ought to be seriously considered. President McKinley will appoint a commission to study the Philippines, and suggest a plnn of government. Gen. Otis, Admiral Dewey, President Schurman of Cornell University, and Prof. Worcester of Ann Arbor are four of the members. North Dakota will try the state dispensary plan for handling liquors. The system is said now to be a great success in South Carolina. The fight against It has ceased, and liquor is sold in only 72 places in the state, and there by public officials. Senator Allison has decided to remain chairman of the senate appropriations committee and not to succeed ( Sena,tov Morrill as chairman of ..the finance com mittee. .»-''" . Says the Boys Get into Ttonble trom Writing Too Mnch—Will Be Glad to Come Home. Mrs.- Nannie Setohell got a letter from her son Carl yesterday morning that was written before Christmas at Manila. Carl also sends copies of the Manila papers, and some seeds for his mother to plant. He says the boys, whenever letters have been published, have gotten into lots of trouble on account of little personal references, and that he prefers that his remain out of print. But a few paragraphs from his interesting account of life in the Philippines ought not to be lost. When he wrote the cable had just been received officers and ladies and gen inent in civil effects of the rooms in the HEWS NOTES. TO BE ORGANIZED ANEW. Meeting is Soon to Be Held to Place Company F in National Guard. unlawful and is covered by announcing that the 13th Minnesota would return, and ho says "the boys SUrtBrJL. o'f Majon City will cut nhn.it 3.000 tons and will not nave that u- of about 3,000 ^ work finished for a week or The Odebolt Chronicle says three Manson men went into a restau the fries and disappeared, le"» n B J?f ° to foot the bill. Another confirmation of SB adage that the still sow gets the swill. . . * One Northwestern engineer at least The Miles-Eugim Controversy. The row in the army that has been but poorly concealed all through the war has at last come to a bead. When Gen. Miles testified before the war investigating commission ho attacked the commissary department and its beef contracts, and said that " under pretense of an experiment" it hud sent " embalmed beef" for use in Cuba. Gen. Eagan, head of the commissary department, when his turn came, startled the commission by calling Miles a liar in all the languages he could command, reading his remarks in cold blood from a carefully prepared manuscript. He said. Miles lied in his throat, in his heart, and in every member of his body, and that if he got his deserts he would bo cashiered on the spot, and shut out of decent society. The current of comment in the daily papers has been adverse to Eagan, because of his impolite and unparliament- ary language. This will not be the comment of the reading public, bow- ever. It is true that Eiigau could have said all be did say with more force if he had been more polite. But the people will forgivo any offense against good taste if it is the direct means of bringing to issue a question of honest dealing. With the public the important matter is not whether Eugun has been parliamentary, but whether he has told the truth. Parliamentary or not he has said what cannot be overlooked, glossed over, evaded, or Bet aside. He has raised an issue that must be met, and that will make the war investigation that is still going on a vital thing. "Whether he is sustained or repudiated when all the facts are known, he is at least to be thanked for saying what be bad to say eo that no one could mistake his meaning. It is either true or it is not true that Gen, Miles has been from the beginning of the war disgruntled with the administration at Washington, that he has inspired most of the newspaper attacks on Secretary Alger, that ho has been a mouthpiece for John Sherman, who has along standing antipathy to Alger, that be has indulged in continued criticisms of all the department commanders, and that he hits been vuin, selfish, domineering, and hard to get along with. The.se are tho charges of his opponents. When bis etatepient about the (juajity of meftt furnished iJ\p Cuba v THE UPPER DES MOINES does not like to be put in tho position of having changed the official county records in order to have Its name appear first among the official papers, but that is what tho Courier andRepublican make out by their reports of the board proceedings. We therefore again call attention to the action of the board which was as reported in THE UPPER DES MOINES and as it appears on the auditor's books: " Resolved that THE UPPEH DES MOINES, Algona Republican and Algona Courier publish tho proceedings of the board of supervisors of Kossuth county, Iowa, at the price allowed for two newspapers, and that tho Bancroft Register bo unulo the third official paper." Wo ara surprised that tho Courier and Republican should feel free to change the official records as furnished by tho county auditor. We are also surprised that they should have any desire to do so in this case inasmuch as tbo editor of this paper when he drew up the agreement to divide the county printing, which was signed by all the papers, modestly put THE UPPER DES MOINES last in the list. THE UPPER DES MOINES seeks no glory out of being first, and if the county board had named it las,t wo should so have reported. THE Midland Monthly has been sold and will be moved to St. Louis. It is to be enlarged and put at $1 a year. All subscribers will receive it for the full time they have paid for. THE Des Moinos Capital has moved into its new office. It has now an ele- gnnt home equipped with all the modern conveniences. The Cnpitol has been one of the marked newspaper successes of Iowa, and all who know its genial proprietor rejoice at bis good fortune. A VARIETY of opinions are expressed on the merits of a two-day state republican convention. A great deal ought to depend on where it is bold. If Des Moines builds tin auditorium u two-day convention would have some desirable features. If the meeting is to be at some remote point again one day is as much as most delegates will agree to spend. JUDGE ROTHROCK, who is dead at his Cedar Rapids home, served 21 years on tho Iowa supreme bench. His decisions run through 00 volumes of the state reports, He was a genial man and an able judge. CHAIRMAN DINGLEY of the ways and means committee was one of the ablest and safest republicans in congress. His death removes a man of real power. He possessed convictions and sagacity, was a statesman and political leader. • •-"IM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. D. A. Haviland, a pioneer at Fort Dodge, is dead. Webster City has $30,000 raised for a wholesale grocery house. Mrs. A. L. Peterson's father has bought a lumber yard at West Bend. The Pocabontas Record says the Denison-Algonu line will be built this spring. Dr. Bossingham of Algona will locate in Seneca. He has rented rooms of D. C. Adams. Frank E. Allen of Estherville weighs only 80 pounds. He has about given up hope of recovery. Prof. Blackmar of Emmetsburg has succeeded in raising $200 to make a large addition to the public school library. No married men will be allowed in the new Emmetsburg military company. Is this a discrimination against Bro. Mayne? Humbolclt county agricultural society has already commenced arrangements for next fall's fair. They appointed superintendents and fixed the date, Sept. 13-15. Livermore Gazette: Miss Bessie Ives has completed her term of employment at the Taylor dry goods establishment in Algona and is at home once more. Brilt News: Miss Tena Rasmiison and Miss Ida Cole left Tuesday to attend the wedding of Miss Daisy Combs of Algona. * * * Mrs. A. j. Robison gave a dinner party at the Allison house Sunday. Rolfe dedicated a Masonic ball last week. An address was delivered by Judge Geo. H. Carr of Des Moines on The Organization of King David Chapter," which was responded to by Judge F. H. Helsell of Sioux Rapids. Spirit Lake Beacon: Mrs. J. E, Raymond and children left Thursday •for Algona, Lu Verne and Gold field to visit relatives and friends and attend the wedding of her sister. She will be absent six weeks or two months. Ed. expects to go later on to attend the wedding. J. J. Ryan is still at Fort Dodge working on the opera house proposition for the Midland. The Messenger says: He is making a phenomenal record as an insurance solicitor. Mr, Ryan says we can Inform the public that the only way to get rid of him is to buy enough insurance to build that opera'house. Estherville Republican: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kraft, who were married at Algona yesterday, arrived in Esther- villo this morning', and have taken rooms in the former F. E. Allen residence. Many friends in Estherville wish the happy couple their share of human happiness, Renwiok Times: A checker tournament will soon be held in Algona, and all the best checker players of the state will be there. Renwick has a champion player in the person of W. H. Overbaugh, and it would do us good to haye him attend and beat the favorite, Davo Miller of Dows. We are acquainted with Dave and know it would be a hard fight if W. H. is a No. 1 player, as we are told he is. The Blue Earth City Post has this note about Robt. Henderson's son-inlaw: M. H. Getz of Elmore was in this city on Monday last as busy as ever. He has charge of the Weyorhauser lumberyards in that town and is also the secretary of the Elmore creamery company, and between the two be is kept out of mischief, for Satan don't find his hands idle enough to speak of. THE State Register puts the technical construction upon " the consent of the governed", when talking about the Philippines. How does it square its present view with the record " Uncle Richard" made for four years in the south helping to coerce the rebels into submitting to a government they did not consent to¥ IT is all right for this country to plan for the ultimate independence of the Philippines—the outcome will be the game. Tho tendency of the age ia towards larger federation and not towards disintegration. The day of tho little independent semi-barbarous principality is past. Th,e Philippines Rood Showing lor Aluona's Kotul. The statement of approximate earnings of the Iowa Central railway for the first week of January, just issued by General Auditor T. J. Wasson, shows the total earnings for the week to have been $34,028.94, an increase of $5,555.48 over the corresponding period of last year. The freight earnings for the week were $26,904.65, an increase of $4,977.30. The passenger earnings were $5,879.77, an increase of $428.18. The passenger earnings for the week were the largest of any corresponding week in the history of the company, with the single exception of the first week in January, 1893. Hurt's Shipments for 1808, Agent Day finds that for 1898 Burt shipped out 606 ears, as follows: Stock 221, grain 170, hay 199, miscellaneous 16. This is an increase over 1897 of 181 cars. Burt repeived 252 cars as follows: Lumber 91, coal 11,6, miscellaneous 45. This is an increase over 1897 of 15 ea,rs. The Mpnitor gives the figures. are wild with delight." The impression was that they would come back by way of New York, making a complete trip around the world. Speaking of soldier life Carl says: " The boys don t get along with tho officers very well. Court martials are of frequent occurrence and the boys are fined arid put in the guard house for almost nothing. One of my friends was court martialed the other day and fined $15 for just saying that he 'didii't think the officers should use our kitchen without putting into the company fund. I have not hud a bit of trouble as yet. Tho major said the other day that a man could be court martialed for calling another man 'Mr.' in the array." DOING POLICE DUTY, "The police are now supplied with large 45 Colt revolvers. Nearly every night we have to kill a Spaniard or a native to convince them that they should stop when we call 'alto,' which means halt. Almost nightly raids are made on opium dens and gambling dens. Yesterday we started on the dogs, catching and killing all we could. The dogs of Manila are small, bony, scabby mongrels, and are a perfect pest, always fighting or barking at some one." ON THE LUNETA. "For the last two or three evenings I have walked out to the Luneta, which is about two miles from here, to hear the band' concerts which are given nightly. The Luneta is crowded every evening with wealthy Spaniards and their victorias and small ponies. The la.dies are becoming more and more in evidence. Some of them are beautiful." TROUBLE WITH INSURGENTS. "Today we expect to have some trouble with the insurgents. They have been ordered to raise the American flag on all their block houses and intrenchments and to lay down their arms by 12 o'clock. Of course if they don't there will be another little celebration. The Montana, South Dakota and Colorado troops slept in their uniforms last night ready to be called out any minute." CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS. "I expect you are all real busy now preparing for Christmas. Only 10days; more. I can't realize it, it is so warm here. They celebrate the holidays here by shooting off fire crackers and rockets." NATIVE MUSICIANS. "The natives are as a whole pood musicians. Nearly all can sing and most of them are experts on the mandolin or guitar. There was an old blind beggar here a few days ago who miido some of the sweetest music I over heard by just blowing on a g'roen leaf. It sounded like a clarionet or a flute. He was accompanied by another native on the guitar.^ THE LOOAL POLITICAL FIELD. A lloport on KobBiUh Legislative Possibilities-Tlio Bull Sot Rollins. ALGONA, Jan. 14.—Special to State Register: A, D. Clarke will be a candidate for the senate to succeed Mr. Funk, though he will have to fight in this county and may not be able to secure a delegation. This year George W. Hanna of Lu Verne may bo led to take the field for the position, but it, is not by any means certain that he will do so. If he should be a candidate bo would be a prime factor. Geo. C. Call, who has been talked of and considered a candidate heretofore, will not be a candidate for an office this year. Ex- Representative Sam Mayne of Bancroft will likely be a candidate for bis old position. He was defeated for the nomination two years ago by a close vote and the party was so broken up by the result that tbo democrats carried the county and elected J. M. Farley of Whittemore, silver republican. Mayne will be a strong man if he runs, and he will probably do so. A. A. Brunson of this place is spoken of as a suro enough candidate for the house. He is a very shrewd politician, and nobody has bad more experience in Kossuth county politics than be. Harvey Ingbam has been counted as a legislative quantity, but the politicians are inclined to figure that his acceptance of the postofficewas a waiver of bis ambition for such honors. Geo. E. Boyle of Whittemore seems to be considered seriously as a candidate for the house, Jno. F. has struck It rich, has been running Peter Kerr, on the Lake who City has oeen running «•• — -, branch of the road, hns received an offer to go to South America to run an engine under a contract for.10 years at a salary of $10 a day, one half of his wages to be paid every 15 c ays and the remainder at the end of his contract. He is going to accept. "The boy who stays on tho farm must not be made to feel that it is a disgrace for him to stay there," declared Gov. Shaw before the state agricultural so- cietv recently. "I have always advised boys to stick to tho farm to get their first $500, fora boy will get, it quicker there than anywhere else. Start two boys out, one on a farm and the other in town, und the boy on the farm will have 5500 first. I don't mean that every boy should slay on the farm always, but it is a good place to make a start. In my county I can pick out 30 farmers who are worth more than any 30 business men in the towns of the county, and tho average condition of the farmers is much above the town men." POLITIOAL NOTES. Arthur Sowall, Bryan's running mate in 1896, says that the United Slates should bold tho Philippines, irrespective of what Mr. Bryan thinks. Clear Lake Mirror: In the 47th senatorial district, now represenled by Editor Funk of Spirit Lake, there is some talk of Hon. A. D. Clarke of Algona being his successor. There are five counties in the senatorial district and no living man can tell who will be nominated till after tho decisive ballot has been taken. As likely as not the contest will be a "five-cornered" one, but wo trust the boys will pardon the hope of an outsider that Andy Clarke will receiye the nomination. The Creston Gnzette does not take kintlly to the Cummins' senatorial headquarters: The headquarters conducted by Mr. McCarthy are not likely to stir up any high degree of excitement for tbo present or for some time to come or oven at all. They are likely to do Mr. Cummins more harm thnn good in giving the people an over suf- ficisncy of political diotand by creating the impression that tho gentleman in whose interest they are maintained is quite too eager a starter in the senatorial race. Were there need of it tho movement would be all right, but in general the members of the republican party in Iowa are in no need of enlightenment which may come to them through the bureau with reference to what to do and how to do it. There could be no criticism of any one who is a candidate for tbo senate watching with interest tho evolution of the legislature this year, but this approaches ostentation find an activity not warrant- eel at this time. JUST 30 YEARS AGO. Congress in 1SG9 was in about as much dispute over Alaska us it is now over the Philippines. A man named Martin appeared before the congressional committee in January to prove that Secretary Soward used $1,105,000 in oiling the machinery for the purchase, and made other extravagant charges. How funny these things look 30 years later. Supposing tho United States had always been afraid of itself. Have Until Feb. 1 to Decide—After That Date New Companies Will Be Taken In. * A meeting is soon to be held for the purpose of reorganizing Company F in the Iowa National guards. Col. Cooke has received a letter from Adjt. Gen. Byers in which he states that the old companies will have until Feb. 1 i n which to decide what to do. After that date new companies will be taken. The plan of reorganization is to allow all who went south to join without new medical examination. New members must pass the regular army examination. After the enlistment is full the members will elect their own officers. This gives everybody an even and fair chance and insures a satisfactory organization. Having a company in Algona has been a great benefit to the town in a general way and to the young men in a special way, and now that the rink has been specially fitted up for an not be Byers' armory the organization should allowed to drop. Following is the text of Gen. letter: DBS MOINES, Jan. 12,1899.—fInstructions for the organization of the Iowa National euard. I We invite all members of the Both and 52d regiments, Iowa infantry volunteers, who have been honorably discharged, to assist in the reorganization, and all who ctin to become members of the Iowa National guard. All former members who enlisted in the United States service and who join the guard upon its reorganization, will be given record of continuous service. If the company organizations desire their former places in the Iowa National guard, they should make application therefor by Febl, 1899, or other companies will be accepted. Both officers and enlisted men, excepting such ns were accepted and mustered into the United States service, will bo required to pass a physical oxamiuatlon equivalent to that proscribed by the war department. Examining surgeons will be appointed by this department in the manner prescribed by statute and full instructions furnished by the surgeon general. Upon application, muster rolls, enlistment blanks, and necessary papers for the organization of a company, will bo forwarded and upon completion of the papers the company will be mustered into the sin to service, at which time the commissioned officers will be elected and the noncommissioned officers appointed as provided by the statute of the state. M. H. BYEHS, Adjt. Gen. President McKliilcy's Policy. Win. E. Curtiss in the ' Chicago Record: Although Mr. Foraker was not authorized to speak for the administration yesterday when he replied to Mr. Hoar in the senate, he did not misrepresent the president's position. He probably went a little further than the president would have authorized him to go if he had known that the senator from Ohio intended to explain his purpose. At the same time Senator Foraker understands, as nearly everybody does who bus talked with the president, what is going on in his mind, and he was strictly accurate when he said that the president "did not desire anything but tho ultimate independence of the Philippine islands." He might have added that the president did not "desire" to take them in the first place; that he does not " desire" to keep them; that he did not "desire" the responsibility that now rests upon his shoulders, and that if he could have his " desire" he would get rid of them mighty quick, but he does not feel that he can do so without violating- ti high sense of duty. Those who are familiar with the president's feelings are aware that he hopes time will offer a peaceful solution of the Philippine problem which will give the people of those islands the ben- fit of a free, stable and enlightened government and at the same time bring to the United States valuable commercial advantages. Ho does not regard the Philippines as differing in any way from Cuba. He wants commercial annexation in both cases, but feels that tho government of the United States has a responsibility for the welfare of concerned, and he proposes to as- Jan. 11 ent wrote Shaible of WMttemoro is a possible candidate 'for the house. He is a bright, popular, clean young republican. J. M. Farley of Wbittemore will perhaps be the democratic nominee for the house, but J. T. Chrischilles, Algona's present mayor, could probably have the nomination if be would take'it, as he may. Phil. Huiina lit High Life. The San Juan, Porto Rico, News of Dec. 27, says: The reception given to General and Mrs. Frederick Dent Grant at their residence on Forteleza street, on Christmas eve, was the principal social event to occur in the capital during the holiday season. A mong the very large number of guests so delightfully entertained by General und Mrs. Grunt were Gen. Guy V. Henry, the members of the insular cabinet and their families, Consul General und Mrs. Philip Hanna (formerly of Iowa), field and staff officers of the array, naval an Emmetsburg correspond- to THE UPPER DES MOINES about tho beauties of Palo Alto county. "Three years ago," he writes, "there was but one saw rail! in the county and tbo nearest flouring mill was 25 miles from this place. But mills are springing up in various directions, and about nine miles from hero is a now saw mill and flour mill combined, and at tins place wo have a new saw mill in full blast." -f- -r- -T- All who were willing to contribute to the aid of Rov. L. M. Mack were invited to bring donations to Rev C Taylor's, Jan. 27. On the 29th the ladies wore invited to moot " to sew for the same benevolent purpose." Rev. J. H. Todd, the week before had held an oyster supper donation the net proceeds of which were §22. ' ~- -—- .1 O Minkler lost a $50 cow. An ax had been left standing by the fence and she stepped on it and cut the tendons of her bind leg, •*- -7- -S"Wo learn,"says THE UPPER DES MOINES "that it is now certain that Mr. Lamb, the gentleman wo spoke of some time ugo, will be horeearly in the spring will) a good stock of horses and carriages to open a livery stable." Ambrose A. Call went to Chicago to buy the engine, boiler and other machinery for a new saw mill. The Methodists he'ld a auartorlu meeting. The paper says "p"<?' y IMderToda, assisted by ' Urn, Todd,'conducted tbo meeting." The undersigned will pay $25 formation that will load to the all sumo it. residing 'that other Wui. H. IiiKliiun. Fred C, Willson. Ambrose A Call. ,, , > H. Smith. H. Walkloy. Not long ago President McGill of Swarthmore college, Pennsylvania, one of the most prominent and influential members of the society of Friends, came to Washington greatly troubled in his mind as to the policy of conquest and imperialism that is so offensive to the Quaker heart. Instead of denouncing tho president in the hotel corridors and in the columns of tho "yellow" journals, like Mr. Carnegie, he went straight to the white house and asked for an interview. Whatever was said is regarded as confidential, but Mr. McGill came out of the president's library entirely relieved of anxiety and has since delivered a public address in which ho expressed thorough satisfaction and confidence in the president's intentions and intimated that it ismuch better for tho United States " to place a protectorate over these people, not treating thorn as a conquered nation, but rather regarding them as friends and securing their co-operation in the establishment of a broad system of self-government." But our protectorate must be of such a nature as to pro- vent other nations from interfering with this interesting experiment. REV, YETTER'S RECORD. Tlio Work of tho Aluomi metric* Attracts Attention In C'jlicwtjo. Tho Northwestern Christian Advocate of Chicago says: Dr, D. M. Yetter, presiding elder of Algona district, Northwest Iowa conference, is meeting vyilh most encouraging success in hand" ling now developments on his field. Three now railroads are being projected through his territory, and thus sey- •eral now towns are certain. Tltonka 18 already nourishing, and the first sermon was preached thoro by u, Methodist preacher Deo. 25, 1898. The other locations are being looked after and six churchus are suro to be built this spring. Tho work of the district In tho matters of revivals and benevolences promises a great advance over lust year.