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THE OTPEK l>m MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1899. tsmtt-rotmfH Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year tl.60 One copy, six months ..... 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit toy <fraft, money of det, or express or de? at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. TEN. PAGES. Republican State Convention. There will be a delegate convention of the republicans of Iowa held In the city of Des Molnes, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 2, at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of placing In nomination a candidate for each of the following officers, viz.: For governor, for lieutenant governor, for judge of the supreme court, for superintendent or public Instruction, for railroad commissioner, and for the transaction of any other business that may properly come before a republican state convention. The ratio of representation will be as foil QWS: One delegate at large from each county, and one additional delegate for each two hundred (200) votes or fraction of one hundred (100) or over cast for Hon. Geo. L. Dobson. republican candidate for secretary of state at the general election held November 8, 1898. The representation for the counties com pMslng our Senatorial district will be as follows: Clay, 8; Dickenson, 0; Emmet, 7; Palo Alto, 8; Kossuth, 11. Announcements. I am a candidate for representative from Kossuth county, subject to the decision of the republican convention. S. X. WAY. I am a candidate for the office of represents tive, subject to the action of the republican county convention. GAHDNEII COWLES. I am a candidate for the office of representative, subject to the action of the republican county convention. SAMUEL MAYNE. Gardner Cowles' Candidacy. THE UPPER DBS MOINES cordially commends to the consideration of the republicans of the county the candidacy of Gardner Cowles for the legislature, announced elsewhere. Mr. Cowles is not a candidate on his own motion, hut is in the field mainly at the suggestion of others who believe he can render most efficient service in the contest for a state normal school. It seems to be conceded that this contest, will be on this winter, and with the new railroads centering in Algona the chance of winning certainly has never seemed better than it does now. The whole county is interested in securing this most desirable institution, and we believe the whole county will concede Mr. Cowles' exceptional fitness to represent it in this as well as in other interests at Des Moines. During his seventeen years in Algona Mr. Cowles has shown himself an able business man. He has also been exceptionally public spirited and generous. His contributions to all the leading enterprises have consisted not only of large donations of money, but also of time and personal work. As a member of the city school board he has assisted in securing the best schools and model school buildings for Algona, so much so that our schools were a matter of comment at the Northwestern teachers association meeting. His acquaintance over the state is large, he was a member of the committee that conducted the first normal school contest and is therefore familiar with the situation, through his connection with school work in Algona he has an exceptional introduction to school men. These things taken in connection with his relations as a man in the community, which make him fully worthy of the honor of representing the county, if it is conferred, will strongly commend him to the republicans of the county. THE UPPER DES MOINES feels assured that Kossuth will be ably and creditably represented if Mr. Cowles is chosen, an opinion which we believe is shared by all who know Mr. Cowles now and which will be shared by al who make his acquaintance during th campaign. THE Webster City Freeman has been celebrating its 40th birthday. Charle Aid rich published the first number in June, 1857, but because the paper wa suspended while he went to the war -the full fortieth volume is just com pleted. The paper has had but fou owners, J. D. Hunter taking it in 1867 It is the pioneer journal of northwestern Iowa, and a credit to the state. sentlng the republican party the Register should have been first to repudiate and rebuke the interview it published. THE Iowa congressional delegation have united in a public presentation of Col. Henderson for speaker. This is an exceedingly graceful compliment to the colonel from his colleagues. They present his claims with force and reason, and his chances of election are steadily improving. MRS. LUCY N. SILMMAN has, in memory of her husband, offered a library building to the city of Nevada. Nevada's public library has long been a model, and this opportunity for it to secure a commodious home of its own will establish it permanently among the leading state libraries. The Nevada library owes much to the kindly interest that has been taken in it by W. P. Payne. ONE interesting feature of the fight over the Boardtnan will at Marshalltown is the suit the county is bringing for $146,000 back taxes. The personal property has been turned in at $13,000, while the heirs in their row show that it in fact exceeds $300,000. The law allows back taxes to be collected, and also imposes a heavy penalty. WILL MEET ABOUT JUNE 30 THE solid Wisconsin delegation has voted to Henderson for speaker, leading candidate. congressional support Col. He is now the THE benevolent efforts of the commissioners, sent to investigate in the Philippines, to deal with the Filipino insurgents peaceably have come to nothing. Gen. Otis is again prosecuting the war with vigor. No further dallying will be permitted and peace will follow unconditional surrender. It Is idle to talk about either liberty or order while Aguinaldo is at large, and if the Americans quit without establishing both it will be the first time in the history of national undertakings. IT is curious that so many old men like James Harlan still talk about how easily the war with Spain could have been avoided. Even Gov. Larrabee has • reached the age when he thinks Dewey could have sailed out of Manila and left the islands to Spain. It was exactly'so when the civil war came on. Clay and Webster and the great men of a former generation could not see that there was anything vital in the slavery agitation. The war with Spain was as inevitable as the civil war, and our duty in the Philippines is as plain as the ten commandments, but the generation of Andrew Carnegie and Edward Atkinson will pass away in the firm belief that the country is being victimized by heedless and fool hardy boy ventures. _ THE State Register tries to defend its course in publishing an anonymous Interview in which Congressman Dol- Hver is set down as a stool pigeon,for Senator Gear. If the Register is satisfied we will guarantee that Cummins is not, The Register knpws as well or better than anybody in fowa that Mr. DolUver is a stool pigeon for nobody, and fcbat today be is M favprably pon- eldeised for senator aud has as much right (o aspire to be senator .as guy in Iowa. As a state paper i&fefei*.'^.:': ' ..' " IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Oaks hotel at Clear Lake opens next week. Arnold's Park is to have a rousing 4th of July celebration this year. Rev. G. W. Southwell had the mis- ortune to sprain his left ankle while alighting from his buggy Saturday af- ,ernoon in Eshterville. The fishing at Clear Lake has been ;he best for many years, the Mirror says. Children can fish off the dock with dead minnows and catch good size pickerel. Clear Lake Mirror: W. F. Ripke, an sphthalinic optician from Algona, was in town Saturday afternoon looking over the field with a view of making regular visits here to sell and fit jlasses. Bailey: A. J. Robison, Thos. Daylor and John A. Carton went to Algona Lo the "shoot" yesterday. Neither of them took a gun so it is presumed that Andy and Mr. Carton chloroformed the birds and Daylor cut their heads off with a corn knife. The Iowa Falls Sentinel comments on the new frame for the Grand Army :annon and says: Here would seem to e a pointer for Iowa Falls. We have a bigger gun than Algona, and it lies n Central Park waiting to be mounted. Why not ask Uncle Gear to send us a ame and pyramid, and a section or ,wo from old Fortress Monroe itself to )e used in fortifying our "plaza?" THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scribner's magazine for June opens vith a richly illustrated article by Cecilia Waern, who describes the wonderful ad- ance in art made by her fellow-countrymen under the title of " The Modern Group of Scandinavian Painters," and discusses such eminent artists as Thaulow, Larsson, Zorn and many others, samples of whose work are given in excellent engravings. The June Century is an "Out-of-doors Number," abounding with full-page illustrations, including a frontispiece by Albert Sterner representing Izaak Walton seated reading under a tree—and of course fishing as he reads. This is apropos of the opening article—a discursive essay on " Fisherman's Luck," by that redoubtable angler, the Rev. Henry van Dyke, printed with decorative page borders. Dr. van Dyke's essay is followed by a descriptive study of Niagara Falls by Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer, based on an unusual familiarity with this great natural wonder, and showing a keen appreciation of its " little loveli- nesses" as well as of its grander aspects. Mrs. Van Rensselaer's text is supplemented by a number of full-page and smaller pictures by Castaigne. The frontispiece of St. Nicholas for June shows a little girl tugging at the reins of a four-horse team, which a blind man could see was running away. "Little Rhody" is her name, or nickname, and it is the name of the story also, and if one holds his breath in reading it that is just what the author and the artist intended him to do. It is a very different sort of story from Mrs. Barr's serial, "Trinity Bells," which aims to charm rather than to thrill the reader. Republican Connty Convention Likely to Be Called for That Bate. The Senatorial Situation Unchanged —Mr. Mayne a Candidate for Representative—Short Notes. The Even Teiior of His Way. Sioux City Journal: Olo Braoke of ermania, Kossuth county, who went down to New York to declare his affec- ;ion for Helen Gould, pursues the even ienor of his way apparently undisturbed jy the somewhat tragic outcome of his adventure. Although Helen persists n remaining in New York, Ole is juilding an addition to his kitchen, A 'eoeption to returned volunteer soldiers was given at Germania on Friday, and Ole's contribution to the festivities was , poem entitled "Greeting to Soliers." The poem contains five stun- as, and the first, which is the shortest, s as follows, It was expected that the call for the republican county convention would be issued this week. But the date of the senatorial convention is not yet fully settled and the call is delayed. County Chairman Warren will go to Emmetsburg Friday to confer with the other county chairmen of the senatorial district. It is practically certain that the county convention will be held here June 30, which will be in about five weeks. At this convention a candidate for the legislature will be named and delegates will be chosen to the state and senatorial conventions. The candidacy of Gardner Cowles for the legislature is announced this week. Mr. Way and Mr. Mayne are also in the field, and the choice will doubtless lie between the three. A. A. Brunson was urged by his friends to allow his name to be used, and fora time thought favorably of it. But last Wednesday he finally decided that his health would not permit him to stand the strain of a canvass and he announced definitely that he was out. Mr. Cowles has hesitated for some lime about permitting the use of his name, but so many assurances of support have come to him that he has become a candidate. The feeling is general in the county that the normal school fight will be on in the legislature and that Mr. Cowles is exceptionally well fitted to represent Kossuth's interests. Enough assurances of support have come to him already to make him very strong in the convention. Nothing new has developed in the senatorial district. If Clay county presents a candidate it seems that J. W. Cory is to be the man. In Dickinson and Palo Alto no candidates will be presented. In Emmet it seems to be uncertain whether Howard Graves or C. W. Grim will be presented, and the local papers do not discuss the matter. In Kossuth A. D. Clarke is conceded the delegation. In state matters ho interest is taken. Gov. Shaw, Supt. Barrett and the others will be renominated by acclamation. The only contest will be for the nomination of a candidate for supreme judge to succeed Judge Robinson of Sioux City. Judge Burnam of Vinton and Judge Sherwin of Mason City are the near by candidates. Dollivor and the Senate. In the Des Moines News balloting Congressman Dolliver has nearly ab many votes as all the others together. The Fort Dodge Messenger says: "It is the unanimous wish of the people of this county to support Mr. Dolliver for senator. If ho becomes a candidate, as the Messenger sincerely hopes he may, nobody need worry about the meaning of his candidacy. The Messenger, which will not be accused of being in the confidence of the Gear managers, sincerely hopes that Mr. Dolliver may announce his candidacy for the senate." It hardly seems probable that with encouragement coming from all portions of the state he will bo able to keep out of the race. If he enters it he can count on the cordial support of either of the three candidates for the legislature now announced in Kossuth. Samuel Mnyne n Candidate, Bancroft Register: As will be noticed by the formal announcement elsewhere, Hon. S. Mayne's name will be presented before the coming republican county convention for representative from this county. The conventional listing of qualifications and setting 1 forth of reasons entitling to consideration that usually accompany announcements of candidacy are superfluous and unnecessary in this instance. Mr, Mayne served in two sessions of the house during his '96-97 term, and his work in those business.sessions reflected great credit on his district, and on him as a strong, fearless and able man of and for the people. The fact that he was appointed a member of the caucus steering committee, which in a measure practically directs legislation, also gives an idea of the high opinion placed on his abilities and the esteem in which he was held by the leadersof the house. Mr. Mayne has also been a consistent and loyal republican. Two years ago his defeat in the nominating convention started a bolt that swamped the entire county ticket, but it was not through any instigation or desire of his. On the contrary he supported the ticket from top to bottom, and it may be credited to his influence and example that the local disaffection was no greater than it was. We believe a good big majority of the republican voters of the county prefer Mr. Mayue as their candidate for representative, and they will certainly make no mistake in sending delegations to the coming county convention to vote their sentiment. Political Notes. H. C. Shadbolt is out for representative in Palp Alto and will compete with E. P. Barringer. Swea City Herald: How would it do for Harrison township republican electors to vote at the first caucus on the question of presenting a candidate for one of the county offices this fall? Titonka Topic: Since Hon. J. P. Dolliver's name has been mentioned as a candidate for United Statee senator we dp not hear so much about theother candidates. His eloquence and his is going over with his dram corps t help Stitz make his campaign. Toe bad for Stitz! He had better haul off Bailey is a vindictive cuss, and seem not to be satisfied with having smashec Tom Way into smithereens, but now wants to commit political murder on Stitz. Vinton Eagle: Hon. A. D. Clarke o Algona is a candidate in his district fo state senator to succeed Senator Funk He is one of the bright, able busines men of northwest Iowa. Tt was th writer's pleasure a number of years ag to serve on the state central committee and he was one of the committee's bes workers. He is a loyal republican We believe Mr. Clarke would make splendid senator, not only for his ow district but for the whole state. Hi previous legislative experience woul be of great benefit to him. Ruthven Appeal: Geo. E. Boyle Kossuth county's astitute politician goes on record in the Algona Courie as against Kossuth asking for the Ben a torship. Those who are familiar wit' Kossuth county politics know well th long standing political enmity of Clark and Boyle. It has a dating of 12 year and has been a healthy dislike all thi time. It is not surprising under th circumstances that Mr. Boyle is willin that this high honor should be con ferred upon some other than a Kossut county man. Mr. Clarke will withou question have the solid and hearty suj port of the Kossuth delegation and hi chances for the nomination are exceec ing bright. Bro. Boyle should jum into the band wagon. Swea City Herald: We find that i is generally conceded among republi can leaders that A. D. Clarke of Algo na will be allowed to choose the dele gallon to the senatorial convention i his own behalf. This decision has, w think, been reached by those wh might desire to oppose Mr. Clarke' candidacy, after carefully considerin, the question without prejudice. Mr Clarke's large acquaintance throug the state will enable him, if elected t represent the 47th congressional dis trict, to do more for Algona's norma school than any other man in th county. He stands well over the state the papers and men speaking highly o his ability everywhere his name mentioned. If Kossuth county stand a chance of furnishing the nominee o the republican congressional conven tion, let Mr. Clarke be that man. JUST 30 YEAKS AGO. Our Smoke. Estberville Pempprat: Algona is a good town, but it will have to oonie up beyond EetherviUe'e population be- ere it paw tokeMaepq Pity's pla.ce as be twenty-first in ability fit him admirably for the position. * Spencer Reporter: A. D. Clarke of Algona is receiving many flattering notices in reference to his candidacy for the senate from this district. Mr. Clarke is a strong man and has many friends in Clay county who, in' the event there is no show for a home man, would no doubt favor him. Garner Signal: Stitz Way ol Weeley is a candidate for representative in' Kossuth county and Ed, "PftUey eays' he In 1869 Peter Melendy of Cedar Fall was state chairman of the republica committee and called the state conven tion to meet at Des Moines June 10 name the same officers that will b named this fall. It used to be the "re publican union state convention" then -*--*--$Just 30 years ago in May F. M. Tay lor landed in Algona. THE UPPE DES MOINES gave him the followin. cordial send off: " A gentleman name Taylor has just arrived in town from Oconomowoc, Wis, He is a lawyer b profession and we understand he is als a teacher of vocal music and wishes t secure a class. Now this is just th man that is wanted in Algona." Ther is plenty of good material from whic to manufacture a choir of good singer for each of thereligious denominations A good leader is much wanted to sys tematize, instruct, and aid in the devel opment of the musical talent that no\ lies hidden and uncultivated." -r- -4- -T- Plumley & Cowan opened their fa rnous brick yard in 1869. They bough out the old Phillips yard up by tin cemetery and promised to burn 100,00 brick every 20 days. Here is what the paper said of them: " Two young mei from Elkhart, Ind., arrived last week who are said to be tip top masons and brick makers. They are making ar rangements for putting up a small kiln of about a half a million and .when done will be ready to lay the same hit buildings." "Gib" Pray narrowly escaped be coming an Algonian. He came up will G. R. Wood worth and arranged to open a law and abstract office but for sorni reason remained in Webster City. •*- -T- -T- Lewis H. Smith resigned his placi as postmaster early in May and sen with the resignation a recommendation that Editor Warren be appointed to succeed him. Mr. Smith's duties in the store were such that the postoffice was a bother to him. THE UPPER DES MOINES said: "He has filled this re sponsible position for nearly three years with marked ability, honesty anc integrity and so far as we know to the entire satisfaction of all who have had occasion to transact business witl him." -J- •*- 4- Just 30 years ago a county Sunday school convention was held in Algona, Father Taylor aud Rev. J. H. Todd ir charge. It was held May 22. The county association that met last week was organized at this meeting. Smith Bros.'store was well along It is the building south of the court house. Ben Watson was building his home, the C. W. Parker house. H- -v- -7" Personal—Mr. Jones, a young lawyer from Kenosha, Wis., gave this office a pleasant call. Mr. Jones is> looking for a location wherein to start a law and abstract office." This was J. B. Jones, -r- -T- -T- Geo. R. Woodworth came from Webster City in May. He opened a store at once and said he would build during the season. His store was over on Thorington street. -T- -T- -T- Sunday night, May 2, about 12 miles west of Iowa Falls a jot of Algona teamsters g-ot stuck in a slough. They had to leave their loads and in the night $300 of goods were stolen. Samuel Heslor lost $125, McGill & Cordlngley and Durant Bros, were losers. The goods were all found a few days later and the thieves arrested. -T- -i- -*Wages varied 30 years ago. Here is one notice: "Wanted immediately a good school teacher for district No. 3, Cresoo township. Twenty dollars a month will be paid. Apply to Leroy Mack." On the other hand Judge Call offered to pay |3 an acre for breaking. •*• •*• -s- Chief Engineer Shepherd of the Milwaukee was passing over the proposed line to Algona from Nora Springs in May, MRS. HANNA AS DIPLOMAT. The Part She Played in Onr Recent War with Spain. There Were Troublous Times Before Consul Hanna's Arrival—Equal to Great Emergencies. The San Juan, Porto Rico, correspondent of the Chicago Tribune devotes two columns to an account of Mrs. Phil. C. Hanna's part in the recent war. He opens by saying: "There is one little woman here who had the rare good luck to have known San Juan and its odd civilization long before the American occupation—to have known it well in Spanish times, and to have lived through the happenings of the late war as they developed in Porto Rico, and to regret, perhaps, many of the changes, and yet to be exultingly happy over the fact that the star spangled banner floats now from Morro Castle, and that the guns of the old fort are manned with Uncle Sam's own boys, and that the provost guard is made up of men who wear campaign hats and the glorious blue, and some of them carry as trophies of the war wounds from Spanish bullets. This little woman is Mrs. Philip C. Hanna, the wife of the American consul, a bright, slender, young, and democratic American girl from Liverinore, Iowa, who played a brilliant, important and daring part in the invasion of the island by General Miles." The correspondent describes the troublous times before Consul Hanna finally loft Sun Juan and says: "A guard of police stationed constantly at the consulate was necessary to prevent mob violence, arid up to the day on which the consul and his wife took flight to St. Thomas at the actual be- ginningof hostilities they lived through a period of personal peril that was uncomfortable, at least, if not terrifying. And during nil this period, while Spanish respect, remained supreme the consul and Mrs. Hanna were defiant to Porto Rican hatred. They appeared as usual on the plaza during the tri- weekly military concert. Since they were the only Americans in town with any prominence, their presence invariably attracted attention, and their entrance within the public square was invariably the signal to begin a. brilliant Spanish military march, in quick time, as if the whole band were shaking a combined fiat at the consul, while the crowd jeered and shouted and the big, lanky lowan, cool and reserved, walked quietly up and down and the little woman in white kept up a brave front, smiling with perfect .sangfroid. As usual, every night they wended their way toward the popular cafe of the town, La Palma, where Spanish officers and their wives met every night for social cup of chocolate, made in the de liniousand almost inimitable way for which the Spaniard is famous. ' She rode her bicycle every day, imd oftei went for a canter in the country on the back of a native pony. It had a quiet ing moral effect on the feverish un quiet of the people, and it was like ol poured on troubled waters, and people wondered why she was so fearless; anc they began to" think, in spite of the many passionate rumors of war, that, after all, there WHS nothing in it, and ; if there was, surely the consul's wife at least would leave or attempt to leave the country of the enemy." In conclusion he says: "Mrs. Hanna possesses then the distinction of being the first American woman to enter the island of Porto Rioo after the cessation of hostilities and the only American woman who played an important par in the military maneuvers of the late war." He " Scnttod." According to the Buffalo Centei Tribune, Editor Faltinson, of the Armstrong Pilot, was unfortunate theothei day. His favorite lady friend was going away to visit an uncle in a distant city, and as she went to the cars he accompanied her this far. Securing her a seat he passed out of the car anc went around to the window to say a parting word, as is frequently done on such occasions. While he was passing out the lady friend left her seat to speak to a friend, at the same time an old maid took her seat so as to get a better view of the town. Unaware ol the change that had taken place Bro. Paltinson hurriedly put his face up to the window and said, "One more kiss sweet pet!" In another instant the point of a cotton umbrella was jabbed into his face, followed by the passionate injunction, "Scat! you old grey-head- ed wretch! you can't Hobsoni'ze me scat, I say!" And Faltinson scatted. A Now Deal at Spirit Lnlce. Work of tearing down the Hotel Orleans building has been suspended for the present. Several capitalists at Spirit Lake are trying to form a syn dicateand buy the building, grounds and steamer "Queen" and prepare to open the house the coming season. The railroad company has set its price at B12.600, and the proposed purchasers liave taken the matter under consider ation until June 5. The price asked i considered very reasonable, and it is likely that the Spirit Lake follows will nake a deal. More About Kuimwhu. Bailey: Geo. Call went to Kanuwha Monday to be present at the opening of ,he board of trade. The city will be electric lighted with laughing gas, and the principal streets arc going to be paved with good intentions. The Gum- veed & Diagonal will probably get in ihead of the Peaohblow by several laps. SeveYal churches will bo erected as oon as the necessary number of relig- ons are secured to get a charter. Alcohol. Bailey: An exchange telle us that alcohol will remove grass stains from urnmer clothes. So it win. It will Iso remove the summer clothes and. utuuui and winter clothes, not only rpm one who drinks, but also from his vifa and family. Jt will also remove he household, furniture from the house, and eatables from the family pantry, the smiles from the face of the wife, and the happiness from the home. As a remover of things, alcohol has few equal . _ . DISTRICT MISSIONABY MEETING. Tlie Methodists Gather in Alftona— Address by Missionary from China. The Algona district Women's Foreign Missionary society held its annual convention at the Methodist church in Algona Thursday and Friday of last week. About 60 delegates attended, making the largest district convention ever held in the district. The first meeting was held Thursday night. Dr. Day welcomed the delegates in behalf of the church and Mrs. L. Barton in behalf of the local missionary society. Miss Cora Soper of Emmetsburg gave the response for the visitors. Miss Lydia Wilkinson of Foochow, China, gave the address of the evening. The day sessions were devoted to discussions of topics of interest, questions answered by Miss Wilkinson, and there was a lively interest all through. Solos were sung by Mrs. D. W. Hern of Clear Lake and Miss Erna Day of Algona. The closing lecture was given Friday night by Miss Wilkinson. The ladies of the local society served a fine luncheon to the delegates Friday noon in the church dining apartments, at which as many as 76 guests were entertained. The resolutions expressed the opinion that the convention is the best ever held, and paid a high compliment to the entertainment furnished by the ladies of Algona Methodism. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Maud Pillsbury Walker, Eagle Grove; first vice president, Mrs. Hughes, Cylinder; second vice president, Mrs. Warren, Klemme; third vice president, Miss Johnson, Lake Mills; recording secretary, Mrs. Chas. Ortman, Hardy; treasurer, Mrs. W. S. Groom, Britt. The corresponding secretary elected by the general convention is Mrs.O. K. Maynard of Emmetsburg. SEMI-LOO AL NEWS NOTES. Messrs. Butler and Healy of Fort Dodge have been in Pocahontas in conference with the people of that place relative to the proposition which the people are to make the Northwestern. They say that the chances for a railroad at Pocahontas are extremely good. The people of Pocahontas have granted the right-of-way through the county and town to the Northwestern providing the road builds their line this summer. The offer will also include a site for depot grounds in Pocahontas. •*--!-'•*The State Register is carrying on a new department — that of advertising what the town needs or wants. The Vinton E_agle says: A citizen of Algona says his town wants a canning factory, a condensed milk factory, a beet sugar factory, etc. The gentleman is quite modest and we would suggest to him that he might help his town by calling its capitalists together and organize a few corporations along the line suggested. If he waits until some one comes along with money he might wait a long, long time. Pocahontas Record: On Monday Gardner Cowles of Algona telephoned down desiring to know when our people were going to send a committee to Chicago to consult with the Northwestern railroad company, as the people of Algona desire to send a committee to look after their interests and wanted the two committees to go together. At this time it has not been definitely settled whether a committee would be sent from this place or not. Verne S. Ellis was in Algona for the county Sunday school convention. He tells of his visit in the Herald: The writer visited Algona last week for the first time since February and found the city thoroughly progressive and the citizens on the lookout for new enterprises in which to invest their money. The foundation for the new hotel was just going in and the new lumber company was erecting a mammoth new lumber shed, both in the block south of the court house. Elegant new residences seemed to be springing up everywhere we went, and everybody seemed to be busy. The electric lights were turned on in the evening and the dazzling lights permeated into all parts of the city. Too, the people were all talking of the normal school again and it seems quite probable that they will put forth a strong effort this winter to secure the establishment of such a school in that city. OHEAP EXOTJBSIONS. VERY LOW KATES TO COLUMBUS, OHIO. Excursion tickets will be sold over the Northwestern line at greatly reduced rates from all stations for trains arriving at Chicago June 2, 3, or 5 limited to include June 13, on account of meeting of American Medical association. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern Ry.-10t2 LOW RATES TO KANSAS CITY, MO. Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets will be sold at greatly reduced rates from all stations June 3 and 5 M±° d % lnC J UCle June 10 ' account of Modern Woodman meeting. Anolv to agents Chicago & _North western -lOtl EXCURSION TICKETS TO DBS MOINES. Via the Northwestern line, will be sold at reduced rates from taWons in Iowa, May 25-26, limited to May 29 81 ac , eouut of State Field HALF UATE TO WATEULOO, IOWA, \ia the Northwestern line Excursion E.VOIU.S10N TICKETS TO BATTLE CREEK Y LOW JUTES TO BUFFALO, ». T

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