tPPEK JDES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1899, Malm. f SA*. A WAftKEN. tirm* to 3ufa«<sMb««*. One copy, one yeaf 11.50 One copy, six months 76 one copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, of express order at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. Announcements. t am a candidate for representative from Kpssuth county, subject to the decision of the republican convention. 8. X. WAT, 1 am a candidate for the office of representative, subject to the action of the republican county convention. GARDNER Cowi.es. I am a candidate for the office of representative, subject to the action of the republican county convention, SAMUEL MATHB. TOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce myself a candidate for sheriff, subject to the decision of the republican county convention. A. 0. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of sheriff, subject to the action of the the republican county convention. _ L. H. MlIJJSN. 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, vie.: For governor, for lieutenant governor, for judge of the supreme court, for superintendent of 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 follows : One delegate at large from each county, and one additional delegate for each two hun dred (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, 1808. The representation for the counties com prising our Senatorial district will lie as fol lows: Clay, 8; Dickenson, 0; Emmet, 7; Alto, 8; Kossuth, 11. Palo Republican Senatorial Convention. A delegate convention of the republicans of the Forty seventh senatorial district is hereby called to meet at Emmetsburg, Iowa, on the 13th day of July, 1899, at 11 o'clock a. m,, for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for the office of senator of said district, to be elected at the next general election, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation will be the same as that in the state convention, as called for Aug. 2, 1899, and the number of delegates to which each county is entitled will be as follows: Clay 8 Kossuth 11 Dickinson 6 Palo Alto 8 Emmet 7 Total number delegates 40 E. TAGGART, Clay County. C. W. PRICE, Dickinson County, C. W. CRIMM, Emmet County. R. B. WARREN, Kossuth County. E. A. MOHLJNG, Palo Alto County. Republican County Convention. A delegate convention of the republican voters of Kossuth county will be held at the court house In Algona. at 11 o'clock a. m., on Friday, June 30,1899, for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for representative in the legislature from Kossuth county: also for the purpose of selecting eleven delegates to attend the state convention, to be held al Des Molnes, Aug. Z, 1899, and also eleven delegates to attend the senatorial convention, to be held at Emmetsburg, July 13,1899, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation will be as follows: One delegate at large from each voting precinct, and one additional delegate for each 25 votes or major fraction thereof cast for Geo. L. Dobson for secretary of state in 1898 The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled under this call will be as follows: Precinct. Committeeman. No. Del. Algona— First ward E. Tellier... 5 Second ward W. P. Jones.....'.'!.' 5 Third ward Geo. Haekman 3 Fourth ward W. C. Danaon Hurt H. B. Hallock Buffalo AUK. Shrader „ Cresco 0. Bickard 4 Eagle JohnLlndblom.... 2 Fenton M. Weisbrod.... a Greenwood S. Mayne 7 German j. M. Grothouse".. '. 2 Garfleld G. S. Wright... • Germanla precinct... . L. T. Clement.... Grant Peter Gettman.... Hebron C. S. Pendleton.... 3 Harrison v. S. Ellis 4 Irvlngton S. C.TmmbuU..'"'. 3 Lotts Creek A. H. Bixby... Lu Verne I. P. Harrison.....'! -Ledyard ....E.H.Stephens „ Lincoln. j. H. Warburton .. 2 Portland T. Fox 4 Plum Creek E. P.Keith 3 Prairie John Longbottom. Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Riverdale W. W. Kaney 2 Seneca Henry Warner... . 3 Sexton precinct F. Hedrick 2 Swea.. c.A. Erickson 3 Sherman Henry Ourran. 2 Springfield C.C.Hall 2 Union T.J.Julian :. 3 Wesley...... . ; S. X. Way 7 Wh'ittemore .j.DeGraw G Total number delegates us It Is recommended that each precinct hold Its caucus on Friday, June 23,1890. R. B. WARREN, Chm. Republican County Cent. Com. THE first wave of criticism of President McKinley's civil service order has subsided. The more the public comes to understand exactly what has been done the more favorably it is considered. In another column will be found a letter from Geo, E. Roberts in which he explains the president's order as it affects the mint. Mr. Roberts is a close and candid observer and his word will go far in Iowa. SENATOR FUNK carried Dickinson county for Cummins in a close contest, ex-Sheriff Pete Narey leading the opposition. The senator made an unselfish and vigorous fight. * THE Cedar Rapids Republican says THE UPPER DES MOINES has referred to it as a "Cummins organ." The Republican must have clipped from some other paper, THE UPPER DES MOINES understands the Republican's situation and commends the discretion with which it discusses all the candidates. A GREAT deal of Gear sentiment seems to be developing in the Eleventh district. THE St. Paul Dispatch says Col. Henderson was chosen speaker so easily because of the great power Iowa exerts in national affairs by sending her Strongest men to congress. In a long article it names the men who did the work for Col, "Henderson, putting Cop.' gressman Dolliver among the first in the list. Speaking of him it says; f. P, pojliyer, knpw» as the great orate* of Jowa and th,e bouse pf representatives, waa another man who accomplished great reaujt* in the'RenderBcw campaign. It was pjjJyW* pfl|$ua.giye mftnnefand per, ,.„,!.. ^.. „_„- to members effective, but the clear logic, as he presented them, and the loyalty he showed to hit colleague that made a deep Impression upon those whose voices would determine the result. THE Webster City papers say that John T. Drugg will be a candidate to succeed himself as member of the state central committee from this district. Mr. Drugg has been an excellent member of the committee and should receive the cordial support of the district for a second term. Gov. SHAW is getting famous for his aphorisms. In a recent address to public school children he bunched the following! Failures of life come from the neglect of the little things. You can't buy a thinking machine. One of the greatest things to learn to insure success is to cling to the task until it is accomplished. If you succeed in life you will see many weary days. If you can rank with the best lawyers, doctors or cooks in any community, there is always an opening. Do some one thing well. Don't try to play the whole band, but master some one Instrument. Do something, do it well, and keep eternally at it. Practice industry, perseverance, and self-reliance. Murphy of the Vinton Eagle says the two to remember especially are that "you can't buy a thinking machine" and " if you succeed in life you will see many weary days," Those are all right, but the whole philosophy is contained in the little one, " Do one thing well." AT Sheldon yesterday 600 ballots were taken In the senatorial convention. Lyon and O'Brien counties are for Roach, Osceola for Lister and Sioux for Hospers. Osceola has had neither senator nor representative in 24 years, and Is fighting desperately. IF C. T. Hancock will act as state chairman he should certainly be chosen again. His management of party affairs is clean and above suspicion and the experience he has gained is now invaluable. The Truth About the War. The Courier has been for some weeks publishing a lot of irresponsible yarns sent out to prejudice public sentiment against the war policy of this country in the Philippines. We would call the Courier's attention to the official statement of Dean Worcester of Ann Arbor university, who as one of the peace commissioners has had ample opportunity to know exactly what is going on in the Philippines, As a college man Dean Worcester cannot be charged with being blood thirsty nor unduly influenced towards war. With the others of the commission he has leaned towards a peaceable adjustment, until it was found that Aguinaldo was wholly unreliable. His statements of fact will be conclusive and his opinions will go far towards convincing all patriotic people that the United States is pursuing the only policy possible, and that the honor of the nation is not being compromised. We would call the Courier's attention to Dean Worcester's statement that 80 per cent, of the native population are with the United States in sympathy, and that the war is kept up by the leaders only by lying and cruelty. Editors at Spencer. The Upper Des Moines and Corn Belt editorial associations met at Spencer last Thursday and spent Friday in a picnic excursion to Okoboji. The Milwaukee provided a special train and the Spencer citizens arranged for a banquet at the lake. The event of importance was Gov. Shaw's address Thursday evening. He spoke from the steps of the bank building to a very large audience in the open air, and from his varied experience in life drew some valuable lessons for the editors. Following this a reception was tendered in the handsome Odd Fellows' hall, at which Judge Quarton stood with the guests of honor, Gov. Shaw, and Auditor Merriam. Spencer left nothing undone to make the meeting enjoyable, and everybody spoke in praise of the entertainment. Spencer is one of the handsome cities of northern Iowa, and with the two new railroads now building through it bids fair to become a railway center. It has a splendid class of people, enterprising and up-to-date, and merits all the boom it gets. The Kossuth editors were honored in the selection of Miss Ella Graham as president of the association. She read a very interesting paper on launching a new town, and told the story of Titonka, buffalo hunt and all, very graphically. Al, Adams, who is the standby of the association, was again chosen secretary and general manager. Emmetsburg will be the next meeting place. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Emmetsburg will celebrate the Fourth. RlngHng's circus comes to Blue Earth Pity July 18. Mrs. Phil Banna went to Ft. Dodge Thursday evening to attend a reception given by the Punoombes an d others io honor of the arrival of Gep. Brooke from Porto Rico. Emmetsburg Reporter: Miss Lutie Wallace bag resigned her position in Gowane store to accept a position in the otty schools of Parker, South Da- kotft, She left Mpnday for fee? n Algona to spend a few weeks. It was With regret that her many Emmetsburg friends bade her adieu. Livermore Gazette: Herbert Carpenter and Carl Hunt drove to Algona and back last Sunday. The boys have a few little affairs up there that they have not had time to give proper attention since before the war. Birches' races Wednesday at Em- metsburff were attended by a very small crowd, but the races themselves were Very good which is more, the Reporter says, than can be said of the jockeys that were in attendance. Humboldt Independent: Mrs. A. D. Clarke and son Fred and Miss Belle Tellter of Algona were in Humboldt and over night Monday. Mrs. Clarke and Fred were looking into the merits of Humboldt college summer school. We understand the decision to be favorable. FOL1TIOAL NOTES. WhlttemoreChampion: Prof. Bowers was over talking politics last week. He would make an excellent superintendent of schools. Webster City Freeman i TheCarroll Herald suggests that inasmuch us Hon. John T. Drugg "has become a federal office-holder" he will probably not be a candidate for re-election as a member of the state central committee for the Tenth district. Mr. Drugg is not a federal office-holder and will not be (If at all) before next spring. The appointment of census supervisor has not yet been made, nor will it be before the meeting of congress next winter, and at best it is a temporary position not likely to last more than six or eight months. Mr. Drugg authorizes the statement that he Is still a candidate for re-election as commltteeman, and desires his friends throughout the district to know this fact and govern themselves accordingly. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scribner's magazine for July has us a frontispiece a fine wood engraving by Gustav Kruell. It is from a very rare daguerreotype of Daniel Webster, and accompanies Senator Hoar's paper on Webster, for which he Mas been collecting material for many years. There are a number of unpublished manuscripts and some new material revealing how Webster prepared his great speeches. Parallel passages are given, showing remarkable divergence between the spoken and written orations. Another Webster paper will appear in the August number. -H -t- H- The July Century is a story-teller's number, and is novel in its make ftp, not only because it has a large amount of original fiction by 10 living story writers, but because it contains also articles on seven of the world's most famous makers of fiction, two only of whom are living. In only one or two cases do these articles consist of criticism. In most cases they are new material concerning the writers mentioned. For instance, two hitherto unpublished g ortraits of Sir Walter Scott, accompanied y a sketch of the artist who made them, are followed by a detailed and authentic account of the romancer's unhappy love affair, which cast a shadow over his entire life. The author of this true story is a descendent of one of Sir Walter's intimates, the brother-in law of his successful rival and life-long friend. -J- 4- -4- In some respects the most interesting article in the July St. Nicholas is one that comes near the latter end of the maga zirie. This is the report of the committee of award in the competition for prizes in the department of books and reading, The contest has been so suggestive, say the members of the committee, that they regret that a whole number of St. Nicholas can not be given up to the printing of several hundred of the 5,000 lists received, the let ters that accompanied them, and the comments the committee would like to make. The .Local Senntorshlp. Esterville Vindicator: At the senatorial convention held at Emmetsburg July 13. Emmet county will present the name of C. W. Crim as a candidate foi senator from this district to succeed the Hon. A. B. Funk of Dickinson. Mr. Crim is an able attorney, a leader in county politics and well fitted for the office to which his friends would have him elected. His candidacy is meeting with favor in other counties of the district, although he has not made a personal canvass. We believe that Emmet county should have the senatorship this year and we further believe that Mr. Crim would be a representative man for the whole district. Spirit Lake Beacon: The senatorial situation in this district is considerably complicated. Kossuth will unite on A. D. Clarke and push his canvass. Emmet is sure to have a candidate. Clay and Palo Alto were supposed to be united on the basis of the latter taking the representative and the former taking the Palo Alto vote for the senate, but this slate, is positively broken by the appearance of M. L. Brown, of Emmetsburg as a candidate for senator. Clay is in a heated campaign between two local candidates for the senate. Taken altogether the outcome is among the Hat of doubtful things which are mighty uncertain. Hot Times in Kcuiuwhu. Corwith Hustler: Kanawha has a new marshal. He was elected in the blacksmith shop, his star made in the tin shop and riveted on his coat by a blacksmith, It seems the little town grew suddenly quarrelsome. Two husky citizens got into a fierce fight, intending to double teams on the " marshal" and duck him in a water tank. They doubled but thought a cyclone had struck them when he collared and immersed them both. At last accounts the " marshal" had procured a gun and established a police headquarters, and it became a serious question with the citizens how to stop the "marshal." Judtte Tliomas ill Court. Sheldon Mail: Milt Allen applied for an injunction restraining the telephone people from removing the phones from his office and home. He refused to pay for the service the amount asked on the alleged grounds that the company discriminated unjustly as between patrons. Judge Gay- tior considered the case in this city Monday afternoon and denied the injunction. Judge Thomas appeared fpr the phone company, DEAN WOBOEBTEB'S VIEWS. H« Tell* of the Philippine Situation BS It Actually Exists. One of the peace commissioners Sent by President McKlnley to the Philippine islands was Dean C. Worcester of Ann Arbor. He Is a scholar, a close observer and a man who has been on ;he grounds. His statement about conditions attending the war ought to be final with all right minded Americans, and his statement as sent in answer to yarns about outrages committed by American soldiers on the natives is as follows, It covers a lot of matters that all will be interested In knowing about: "I have personally inspected all battle fields from Caloocan to Malolos. Once I was on the field before the wounded were removed, and repeatedly I was there before the dead were buried. I never saw a single woman or child wounded or dead. I have found on the contrary, wounded rebels whose Injuries had been dressed by American surgeons before the firing had ceased, and who had also been provided with food and water. "The insurgent wounded were brought to Manila and tended in our hospitals, the government paying all expenses. "When cured the wounded can hardly be driven away. All the prisoners are well fed and well treated, and many say they are glad they have had the experience and learned to know the Americans. The released prisoners and the recovered wounded are our best missionaries and many of them are unwilling to return to their own peo pie. "It is absolutely false that any order was ever Issued looking toward the killing of men who might be captured. The American soldiers have repeatedly taken prisoners under circumstances affording abundant excuse for killing, with the provocation very strong. 1 know positively that the city guards have been ordered to fire on soldiers caught looting, if it was not practicable to make arrests. "The natives themselves report thai the troops have saved property and protected life during the recent opera- lions, and the effects of their conduct have been excellent. "It is a great mistake to suppose we are lighting Filipinos as a whole. At least 80 per cent, of the population detests the war, and the only serious trouble is in a few Tagalog provinces in Luzon. Other provinces in this island are now compelled by armec forces of the insurgent to submit to Tagalog rule, The people in them are praying for the coming of the Americans. The present rulers are hated on account of their robbery and oppression, and even among the Tagalogs the common people want peace. " Aguinaldo and his congress recently appointed a commission empowerec to negotiate peace on the terms offeree in our proclamation. The military leaders interfered, however, and dis solved the commission. "The war is kept up by a few leaders and only with the greatest difficulty The heads of the natives are consantly filled with lies, and the wildest tales are circulated by the insurgent leaders False and slanderous reports are manu factured in Honkong and Singapore ant scattered broadcast. •'The accounts of alleged atrocities printed in American papers are cppiec by the insurgent press and cause incal culable harm. They cost good Amer lean lives. " Nevertheless, the situation is stead ily improving. The war is being mos humanely conducted; the hungry are fed; the families of the insurgent lead ers are granted protection in Manila and even allowed to enter through the lines. About 200 persons are coming daily into the city from the insurgen territory, and thousands are eager to come. Everyone here is working in the interest of justice, order and lasting peace, and all are anxious for the bes good of the country and the people To this end lawlessness must be pu down with a firm hand and armed op pression must be made to cease." FOE A BIG STATE FAIR. Director Wudsworth IB Interviewed by tlio State Register—Good Pros pe'cts. J. W. Wadsworth has been in Des Moines for several days and has re turned to Algona after making all arrangements for the successful manage ment of his department at the state lair. " I believe we will have the best ex hibit in this line in many years," said Mr, Wadsworth to a reporter for this Register Friday. "I started out the season with theexpectation that I would not hear from the implement men at all till the last of July at least. Tha has been the rule for several years anc those who did write, and they were few, were never very enthusiastic about it. This year I have already a stack of letters six inches thick and more coming every day. They all man ifest an enterprising and eager spirit They want to be in this fair. " It is going to bo a great fair, lam confident that for the first time since 1892 the implement men are going to do themselves justice at the fair. O course they have given fine exhibition! heretofore, but I believe the coming one will surpass all- The dealers are feeling good, money is plenty—that is it is circulating—and they are no afraid of spending hundreds of dollars whereas formerly they were afraid tc spend cents in such years as 1893 and 1894. MRS. LTJND'S DOWER, Finn! Arguments to Be Made Friday—Commissioners Set Off fl>l 3,500 to Her. The commissioners appointed to se off real estate as dower for Mrs. C. L Lund gave her what is estimated to be worth $12,600, and includes the home forty with all the buildings, the forty north of it, and another eighty They reported to the court Monday and the attorneys for the other claim ants asked for time to offer objections. Judge Quarton set Friday for the hearing. A. C. Parker will be present to assist Messrs. Swelling and Joslyn in presenting Mrs. Lund's claim, while Clarke & Cohenour will represent Ruse, and, Sullivan & MoMahon Chas. R. Morehouse, In resisting it. The and has all been sold under mortgage and the time of redemption has expired and the attorneys for these other claimants say that Mrs. Lund cannot now es- ,ablish any dower Interest, as all the mortgages were for purchase money or were signed by her. Tt will be an Interesting case. It will be remembered that at first Mrs. Lund thought to hold her homestead and not take her dower. When she finally chose her dower It was congested that she had elected to take the domestead and could not change. The supreme court held that she had not elected nnd could takeherdower. The question now arises as to how she can ?et the property her dower consists of. [f she wins she will gain by the change, as her homestead was only the home forty. OUT OF THE COUNTY'S OASH BOX. List of the Claims Allowed and Paid by the Board of Supervisors. C00HTT FUND. J M Moore, twp clerk S Obed Robinson. J P fees F Van Erdewyk, county superintendent. W Warburton, twp clerk H Rauch, meals for Jurors M 0 Grler, court reporter A T Castor, fare from Independence.... 1, C Andruss, twp clerk; claimed $10.. • • C Helbsamen, trustee Henry Bell, trustee P B Winter, trustee C Rlppeustrop, trustee E. W. Palmer, J P fees J G Smith, chairs (or court house A E Graves attending assessors meeting U D M, pub proceeding, etc Jno Goeders, matting T V Cochram, supplies E W Palmer, J P fees Boone B B Co, book A Martin trustee J P Carr, expenses Iowa Hospital Insane, care of patients .. 8 P Chrlstensen, State va Carpenter J BCurr, Insanity fisher J B Carr, Insanity Mann J B Carr, State vs Labs J B Carr, Insanity Olson J B Carr, Insanity Kelst S Stuessy, trustee J W Robinson, hardware J B Carr, State vs Welsh V J Paxton, brushes W E McDonald, bailiff N WGrlfflth. clerk C Roswall, glazing windows A L Bowen, trustee WH Bailey, trustee D P Smith, express Thos Burt, trustee M P Weaver, expense as auditor J M Murry, placing rope on flag staff.... Geo N Patterson, trustee J W Stott, twp clerU J W Staley, twp clerk, claimed [810 R Berrlnghans, twp clerk, claimed $7... Courier, B B Co supplies A L Bowen, trustee Algona Courier, pub proceedings E J Skinner, twp clerk, claimed 812— J P Raymond, J P fees Peter Wlnkel, bailiff M C Grler, court reporter B L Hollster, tuustee C A Tellier, county surveyor W J Studley, glasss E H Clarke, State vs Moore E H Clarke State vs Campbell E H Clarke, State vs Kohler E U Clarke, State vs E. H. Barr E H Clarke, State vs McHurry Chassel, Ferguson & Co, books A Krause, trustee F Van Erdewyk, county superintendent.. Durant Bros, supplies Clarke & Taylor, State vs Little Algona Republican, pub proceedings etc S P Chrlstensen, boarding prisoners... S P Chrlstenson, serving subpoenas— W A Wright, trustee ChrlschllleB & Herbst, quilts Bancroft Register, pub proceedings C Relbsamen, clerk; claimed 91 Parrott & Son, stationery A Meyer, trustee Geo Krlnk, trustee Algona City, water H P Hutch, twp clerk, claimed $9 Fred Llgler, assessing LuVerne Victor Trlpp, assessing Lincoln eld $67. C E Roupe. assessing Lotts Creek; claimed $72 54 G Scnutler, assessing Buffalo; claimed $78 20 W H Haney, assessing Henry Dorweller, assessing Garneld cmd 7270 A F Steinberg, assessing Germanla M J Jones, assessing Riverdale claimed 882 A Clemenson, assessing Swea, claimed $70 B Meyer, assessing German claimed $75 Roy Wilbur, assessing Union; claimed S80 18 M H Smith, assessing Hebron; clmd $50 C H Stolte, assessing Sprlnglleld clmd 860 A L Moore, assessing Burt; clmd 80S 72 W H Clark, assessing Irvlngton, clmd $10012 Julius Jenson, assessing Senaca Leroy McWhorter, assessing Portland. F A Eungman, assessing Greenwood claimed 108 02 Norman Anderson, assessing Eagle; claimed $5810 0 E Bush, assessing Cresco; claimed 88280 Carl Hanson, assessing Wesley; claimed $0472 W A Peters, assessing Ramsay; claimed $72 W H McAnnlch, assessing Grant; clmd 85580 A E Graves,assessing Ledyard Inc; clmd 82756 A E Graves, attending meeting Jos Corey.assesslng Wesley Inc; clmd 84672 ! E C Melrlll, assessing Whlttemore Ine; clalmed88722 W J Crammond, assessing Algona clmd $178 C F Buker, assessing Swea City; clmd 85006 M H Stoddard, assessing Burt Inc clmd 82400 C L Ostrander, assessing Bancroft Ino elalmed$6708 W H Haney, assessing Lu Verne Inc; claimed $25 08 L C Smith expense S N Harris, col del taxes Frank WeUner, col del taxes W H Haney, col del taxes E H Clarke, col del tuxes BHIDOE FDWD. P Wlnkel, bridge work :.... P Wlnkel, bridge work John Paul Lbr Co. Ibr M Weisbrod, com work L A Gronwall, blucksmUhlng; claimed $4400 FS Norton. Ibr Ed Kunz, com work L M Roberts, bridge work G B Irish, bridge work W W Smith, bridge work A A Reynolds, rope und bolts — W H Runey, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work M Weisbrod, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work John Wood, bridge work Budlong & Johnson, Ibr clmd $15 55... H B Hallock, notice to graders McDonald Richards & Nat us, Ibr Ed Young, bridge work A Meldrum. bridge work R A Hlnton, bridge work C E Harris, bridge work J W Robinson, hardware Ford <& Smith, bridge work Budlong A Johnson, Ibr J H Queul & Co, Ibr; claimed $30 85.... Wheeler Lbr Co, Ibr; claimed 818 05.., A J Jones, bridge work W H Runey, bridge work L Barton, com work C S Peudleton, com work Jon Smith, com work C M & st P By, freight D C Hewitt, sucking willows Wheeler Lbr Co, oak car 48,268 Ibs.... W F Jenklnson.brldge work John Paul Lbr Co, Ibr; claimed $82 20. A Johnson, bridge work A 0 Hlndgren, bridge fund J M Farley, hardware J H Klllmer, iron bridge and plank A H Austin, bridge work • POOR FUND, C J Brown, livery to poor farm W J Studley. medicine 8 Munson, digging grave W J Studley, meaiome poor, farm Walker Bros, jndse 800 1150 10800 525 1800 800 200 200 200 760 475 2010 856 2550 2880 800 1090 1700 600 650 66440 670 1975 8620 8005 5025 5040 200 255 129 24 200 1800 900 8110 200 200 481 200 695 400 400 600 800 600 1770 200 2680 1000 1885 1800 6600 200 965 60S 585 532 550 1905 585 800 200 11771 1285 10 OC 84 OC 90 9C 960 40C 525 86 Sf. 40C 2975 200 20C 2274 80C 548!: 6279 7050 6167 6547 8600 6887 6748 7204 7178 5485 4809 6789 8750 60 0( 7000 6809 4900 7790 600 6501 4846 1805 856 2978 8262 14425 2488 2088 4555 1920 88 8( 55( 1842 15 1_ 4260 825 2701 5095 4000 728' 5755 17 0( 2875 750 205 4025 38 5( 100C 25 0( 4675 5815 14 6( ' 8850 4175 2825 81 25 2685 14 7( 20( 6775 225 225 13 0( 60( 16 T, 90( 80 5( 8485 12 8C 875 66C 88 OC 8020 86 OC 2782 1500 18867 800 8171 8 00 50C 800 1200 41 8780 150 „ A Gronwall, blacksmlthlng ? j Studley, mdse poor farm as. Patterson, mdse ; M Johnson, repairs poor farm 'attereon A Son, mdse.. f A Wright, reat Mrs. Wolfe W Robinson, hardware poor farm. .. > B A very, supplies poor farm no Goeders, mdse poor farm 'atterson & Son, mdse Nestman . Jacobs, work poor farm i B McClellan, work poor farm no Goeders, mdse for paupers J H Lam son overseer poor Cook Bros, mdse for poor farm ohn Falrburn, medte for McKenzel.... )BDurdall, mdse.. igona Milling Co, coal j Hubbard, work on poof farm } L Galbralth, mdse Nestman Kraft Clothing Co, duck coat etc W F Corbfn, caring for Wehland; clmd $50; not allowed Samson & Paine, coal Cook Bros, mdse poor farm Grove A Son, mdse for poor Swan son A Howard, mdse for poor [ W Curtis, corn for Mrs. Nestman } M Johnson, repairs poor farm IA Lllllbridge, poor overseer 'atterson A Son, mdse poor ["ama county, care Dorshemlner. i B Besch, poor overseer 'no Goeders, mdse for poor Patterson A Son, mdse for Nestman.... Amos Jacobs, work on farm 8 B McClellan, work on farm ROAD F0H1>. ne Whlttemore, graveling streets 105 250 240 426 8870 MOZINLEY'S OIVIL SEEVIOE OEDEE. Geo. E. Boberts in the Fort Dodge Messenger: The criticisms current upon the president's order modifying the civil service rules Is not very creditable to the candor and good sense of the advocates of the civil service reform. The fact is that President McKinley Has been a faithful friend to the cause of a nonpartisan civil service, but because he has seen fit to modify, in a slight degree, the rules adopted In the last days of the Cleveland adminis- Lration, in order to make them practical and effective, he has been subject to undiscriminating criticism that is simply abuse. About 600 people are employed in the Philadelphia mint. Under the Cleveland administration a wholesale dismissal occured, only about 35 old employees being retained, and these were filling technical positions which made It impracticable to displace them. After the election of McKinley but before his inauguration, the mint was placed by presidential order under civil service rules, and those democrats are there yet. The order was sweeping Including even the superintends private secretary, his cashier and bis head clerk, Many republicans have felt that it was hardly fair to sustain this sweeping order and maintain the injustice which was done by the wholesale removal that occurred under the Cleveland administration. The pressure has been very hard upon President McKinley to loosen up the rules long enough or far enough to establish at least a fair representation of republicans in these positions. The criticism upon him is based upon the assumption that he has yielded to this pressure, but in fact he has not. It was inevitable that whenever the change from the spoils system to the nonpartisan system was made complaints would arise that the change was made to protect partisans in their places. That has not been a moving consideration in the present case. The following positions in the Philadelphia mint, under the president's recent order, that have been excepted from the rule which requires that they shall be filled upon competitive examinations: Chief clerk, private secretary, cashier, deposit weight clerk, assistant coiner, assistant melter and refiner, and assistant assayer, in all seven. Now for the reasons: The chief clerk is the superintendent's main assistant. He is a deputy. He is the acting superintendent in the absence of the superintendent. The cashier has charge of the money. The weight clerk receives bullion and gives' the superintendent's receipt. The places are positions of trust, The superintendent is held by heavy bond responsible for them, and he is fairly entitled to have these places filled satisfactory to him. No written examination can be prepared which will surely develope all the qualities that are required in these positions. But under the president's order these places are thrown open to be filled by the free choice of the superintendent. The criticisms all assume this but it is untrue. The order reads that these places may be filled by the superintendent provided the persons nominated by him " shall pass the non-competitive examina- prescribed by the commission after consultation with the proper officers of the treasury department." There is no lotting down of the the standard of qualifications. But in filling these positions the superintendent of the institution is released from the neccessity of choosing one of the three passing highest in the examination. He may make a selection and if the person he selects stands the tests provided by the civil service examination, the appointment may be made. The party making the appointments do npt provide the tests. The tests apply generally to all institutions and hence cannot be adapted to particular individuals, I submit to any fair-minded persons that this is not an abandonment of the merit system or a return to the spoils system. It is simply a modification which makes the rules more flexible in cases where the good of the service requires that some discrimination in selection must be used. You can take a book-keeper by a a competitive examination, and run no great risk, but you do not want a private secretary or cashier without looking the individual over and finding him acceptable personally, in traits that cannot be estimated by written questions and answers, What is true of the new rules in the mint service is true of all the changes that have been made. The largest single hst of officials affected is that of deputy revenue collectors. They are appointed by collectors and the collectors are held for them upon their bonds, J. J. Ryan la Popular. Fort Dodge Messenger: Of Mr Kyan any words would be superfluous', inere is no more popular man in Port Dodge than he and none whS hi more friends who will rejoice with him »ffu,- pr £ sent v. aus R ic l°«8 occasion, affair has been kept very auiet sornetr t irae ^ougfi there were some who knew and others who suspected. Mr.'and Mrs. Ryan will be eured ol! the congratulations 3 of friends upon their return.
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