THE tJPPEK DES MOINEHt AL0ONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1899. „.„„ ^^...^....,-.^,.^.. M ..,» J .........^.,.. ,.^.,-....,,..^. J ... J ....... J .. J _.,^- ---.. .— S-*~- .^^^. g ^ a ^^_^ m i»atta a ^«iaai^^ BY INQHAM * WARREN. T**rns to fctte copy, one yeaf.....s ................. 11.60 Onecopy.Blx months.,. ................... 76 One copy, three monttei ................... 40 Sent to any address «t above rates. Remit by draft, nwney order, or express order at our f'lsk. Rates of advertising Bent on application. Amwrnncements. FOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce myself a candidate for sheriff, subject to the decision of the republl can county convention. A. O. WttABY. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of sWrlfl, subject to the action of the the republican-county convention. L. H. lay 25.83 'aloAlto 20.23 tnmboldt ,31.30 tossuth 28.08 Hancock ,23.«3 Mcklnson 21.07 Emmet .23.38 rOR SUPERINTENDENT. I am a candidate for county superintendent of schools, stibject to the action of the republican county*conventlon. P. H. SL.AGLE FOB SUPERVISOR. I am a candidate for county supervisor, subject to the-.actlon of the republican county con- S.«*t*tnn WM. PAKTK. ventlon. FOR TREASURER. I hereby announce that I will be a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county conven tion. C. O. ECKHOML THE DBS Moines Capital says: "'Doliiver is lying in the shade at Fort Dodge observing with what success his brigade and division commanders carry out their instructions." Doliiver has been for several weeks in the south and east on a speaking tour, attracting great attention, anc has not been near the Tenth district. Moreover none of his friends know yet how he regards the recent evident desire on the part of the Tenth to present hie name, further than that he regards • an election as United States senator one of the great honors. THE State Register publishes a list of railroad lines now being built in •Iowa and leaves out the Beldmond ex tension. That line from Belmond to Algona is not to be ignored. The Re- giser's list is as follows: Roads. Miles Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 71 Chicago & Northwestern 27i Minneapolis & St. Louts <• Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 11 Illinois Central 13 "W abash -"° Total 73.. A GROWING number of republican have come to 'lose confidence in such schemes as fostering by public taxa tion the beet sugar and the other lik industries. In another column Prof Curtiss tells of what Germany has don for beet sugar. With conditions as h describes if this country, or rather this northern part of this country, ha any future as a sugar producing section it should be able to compete withou public aid. THE UPPER DES MOINES doubts if states like Iowa ever success fully produce sugar beets. Not tha our soil.is insufficient but that labo can be more profitably exerted in othe directions. The fact is the creato made sugar plants the natural thing down in Cuba and other tropical pos sessions. Now America and the United States can become the great suga producing part of the world, withou any artificial stimulus whatever, an without forcing an artificial produc upon its north temperate zone, by sim ply allowing nature to take its course It is out of the question that states lik Iowa should ever be able to produc sugar as cheaply as Cuba, Hawaii o the Philippines. On the other hand Iowa is one of the few spots on th globe that can produce corn. Wh, should we continue to put stress upon those things we raise only at a disad vantage, when we have a working monopoly in things that the world going to more and more demand? Ex pansion has put a new face upon our in dustrial situation. This country nov incorporates all climes, and within it borders furnishes all products. Thi distribution and encouragement of ou industries can now be safely leftlargel, to natural laws. THE Capital says " Sleeping Angel Bell is coming back from Australia t attend an International commercia congress at Philadelphia. Col. Bell i well known in Algona, where he ha often visited, lectured and stumped He has been consul at Sidney manj years, being appointed by Presiden Cleveland and retained by Presiden McKinley. _ J. W. SAYS he is not the kissing t of local politics, hut the facts ar against him. Whenever he finds republican with a sore lip he settle on it and an enormous protuberanc always develops. J. W. has kissei your uncle Qeorge of Whittemore o both lips. _ THE Spirit Lake chautauqua ha been more successful than ever before It closes this week with a financia showing that gratifies its promoters Senator Funk is feeling pretty goo over it. _ SCOTT county lands are valued by th assessor at $68.20 an acre, That i the highest valuation in Iowa. Pol county conies second at $55.2} an acre and Cedar third at $49.80. There ar 17 counties that are valued at over an acre. Koeeuth is valued at $28.06 an acre and stands 21st from the bottom Apj put of Jove's JQO countiea the ian in 80 is assessed an high or higher than (i 4o,,$ep\ith. This Qt itself sfcowe wha "' vfipprtunities e$ieti hers for land Bpeou i, tor Qf th§ wfcole 80 counties no ne has more valuable soil. Following re the valuations per acre for some of he neighboring counties, also the total aluation of lands: 2,619.037 2,070,140 2,398,788 4,034,742 2,375,915 1,484,163 1,074,059 THE Courier still ignores all of the reliable reports from the Philppines. Ne commend its attention to the tatement published elsewhere from Prof.Kuapp, who has been in the islands He confirms what Dean Worcester and President Sohurman of the Philippine commission report about the situation. :t is as clear as testimony can make it ,hat the coming of our civilization aad our laws is welcomed by nine-tenths of the people. And Is equally clear that Aguinaldo, instead of being a patriotic leader of the people seeking to establish their freedom, is next door to a common brigand intent on pillage. Everybody knows that civil order and the administration of justice in these Is- ands can come only through the agency of some of the more civilized races. [fDewey had sailed out of ManMa harbor and left the German fleet in possession, the Teutonic flag would today float in place of the American. Who believes that any ^people is today better qualified to establish and maintain a stable and just govermont than we are, anc who believes that human rights will be any less^acred under the American flag than they would be under any other standard that it is possible to suggest? The question in the Philippines is a practical one and not theoretical, ant therefore it Is Idle to discuss in that connection the declaration that all gov ernments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. The con sent of the governed, in so far as i can be ascertained, has clearly been gained by our forces. President Schur man finds all the islands friendly, ex cepting the one band under Aguinaldo which represents a faction only of the people on Luzon. Prof. Knapp makes a like report. No impartial observei reports to the contrary. It is entirely reasonable that this should be so, for in so far as these people are intelligen enough to know history they are as sured that less tryanny and less corruption are to be expected under American rule than under any other Already in Cuba and Porto Rico the people are amazed at the change tha has taken place in so short time. It is to be expected that there will be friction in getting adjusted to the nev conditions, but the man who does no know that these new conditions will b< better in the Philippines than any thi people have ever known or than Aguin aldo could possibly creato, is not in formed at all of the situation. The Anglican people are not abroad for pillag< nor subjugation. But in the course o those events that are outside the sphere of our planning, the American people have come into new duties tha they will not shirk. The America flag stands for broader liberty an< more exact justice wherever- it floats and if it be the duty of this generatio: to plant it in some of the dark corner of the earth that duty will be perforate* as all other great duties of our peopl have been. The man who quotes th declaration of independence to cause u to shirk the responsibilities of thehou makes of it "a self evident fallacy "am ridicules the memory of the men whos genius gave it to the world. " RHET" CLARKSON is out in a lette strongly urging the selection of Sena tor Gear. GEN. KING, who has been quotei quite widely as an admirer of the gen oral intelligence of the followers o Aguinaldo, is out in asecond statement He says: " I am astonished to be informed tha certain anti-administration papers claim that my opinion of the Tagal means that think the war should end, our troops b withdrawn, and the islanders left to them selves. That Inference is absolutely un justifiable, Our flag must never be low ered in face of an armed foe, and if it cost thousands of men and millions of money the insurgents who rewarded our frienc ship with treachery aad armed attack mus be utterly subdued." IN THIS MEiaHBOBHOOD. M. L. Brown is building a $10,00 home in Emmetsburg. The Brotherhood of American Yeo men are preparing for a big excursio and picnic at Spirit Lake some tim this month. Geo. C. Howard, the Titonka boom er, is to boss the town sites along th new road from Belle Plaine throug Mason City. He will move to Maso City. Vet. McChesney of Burt has gone t Philadelphia to take a promised p<_ tion with a big firm, of ship builders He apparently has a very excellen opening, An Emmet county man last wee won a wager of $40 by carrying a hun dred pounds of shot a distance of 1 miles without stopping to rest. H made the distance in three hours an 30 minutes with little effort. Renwiok don't like it because Livei more had the best celebration, and say the Humboldt papers are responsible With the Algona band and Judg Quarton at Livermore what could th Humboldt papers do for Ren wick? E. L. Stilson has given a park t Corwith. it is a beautiful tract o ground and in a few years will be nice iy shaded. The only condition re ' " of the town is that it keep u he park, replace any trees that may >e destroyed, and keep a good walk on wo Bides of it. At the special election held nt Germania to grant the Kossuth telephone company a franchise the vote was 49 to i In favor. In Wesley, Friday, the rote was — to — for the new company ilso. No contest was made in either town. Geo. Noble of Germanla has two Interesting relics. One Is a very old amp brought from Germany. It is over 176 years old. The other is an old Sngllsh bible, bearing the date of 1740. Ie has had several very big offers for ,hem but declines to sell. A company of farmers at Swea City has bought a threshing outflt. There are about a dozen Interested. They held a meeting, got sealed bids from bur machine agents, had each explain the special merits of his machine, and then bought. They are organized as a co-partnership. Speaking of the removal of Dick Slade and family from Burt, the Monitor says: The Burt people will much regret their departure. They are arotnlnent in social and church circles, ind their loss will be keenly felt. P. El. Grose will continue the barber business, and he has secured the services of Amel Swanson, who comes from the Williams shop at Algona. The Emmetsburg Democrat com- nents on the big deposit of $310,971 In iho Palo Alto county bank, and says: "The combined deposits of all the aanks of Algona, Estherville, Spencer, Sheldon or other northwest Iowa towns the size of Emmetsburg are seldom if ever greater than those of this popular institution." The Democrat should explain that the Palo Alto county bank pays 5 per cent, interest on its deposits and that at that rate any Algona bank could pile up $600,000 in a year. IOWA IS PEACEFUL. PROF, CURTISS IN EUROPE, Was Stndyingr Afficnltnral Matters in Great Britain. Gives an Interesting Description of the Methods Adopted In Both England and Ireland. Blsliop Morrison Frenches 111 Chicago mid Says Iowa IB a Scene of Happiness. Bishop Morrison, who preached in Algonatwo weeks ago, occupied his old pulpit in Chicago Sunday. In the moAing " Heaven" WHS his theme. He said: Heaven will be a larger and a better world—all that this life is and more. Life wherever found is mounting upward; the universe is never exhausted. When we contemplate this world with all its beauty, all its complexities, we must remember that they were all in God's thought before they took outward form and were materialized. In heaven man lives, personality lives and all that is beet in *man lives. When men bin they always try to justify themselves, so deep is the cry for truth. Man longs for that happy time when he will do everything easily, spontaneously and according to the truth. -It is only in the greatcities that we feel man's inhumanity to man by which countless millions mourn. As I travel up and down the rural highways of Iowa I sometimes think there are no social problems to be solved. A BINDING TWINE FAKE. Buyers at Bargain Stores Find the Twine Short-Soaked In Oil to Weigh Heavy. From all over these parts stories are coming in of farmers who haye sent to Chicago cheap stores for binding twine and who find It short about 600 feet to the ball when they unroll it. It appears to have been soaked in some kind of oil to make it weigh out. It is also of inferior quality. The Will of the People. Ex-Congressman Hager, in an interview in Des Moines recently, said regarding President McKinley's policy in retaining possession of the Philippines: " Well, for my part, I do not believe that McKinley can be said to have a policy other than the will of the people. He has done exactly what the people demanded should be done in the matter, and if there are any mistakes made I do not think they can be said to have been McKinley's mistakes. There is not one person in twenty who does not approve of holding the Philippines. How could we do otherwise? If we were to let go of them we would be the laughing stock of the world. We need the Philippines. They are rich, fertile Islands and the United States is capable of assimilating the natives. Every time our government has taken any additional territory there has been the same calamity howling that Mason, Hoar, Bryan and several other fellows are treating the world to at this time. When the Louisiana purchase was made we were ruined in the estimation of a lot of mossbacks who could not see ten years ahead; and the acquisition of Texas was something terrible, but we seem to have weathered the storm all right. It is pitiful to see a man of Hoar's intellectuality divorce himself from his party and take such a radical stand as he has taken on anti- expansion; as for Mason, it seems to me that he is merely building fences for Hoar. After all the fuss Mason made in dragging the country into Cuban war, all his tirades against the United States' policy toward the Philippines does not make much impression upon people who know much about the Illinois senator. I question whether anti- expansion will be made an issue in the campaign of 1900 because it is not popular. Bryan and all of his followers have tried to turn public sentiment against McKinley, but they have failed and I believe they are wise enough to let as unpopular issue as anti-expansion alone. If they do incorporate it in their platform they will find it a most uncomfortable plank." to KsHiervJUe. Grading on the Burlington road was begun Wednesday at Armstrong with ?8 teams gnder Contractor Bob Elzy and will be reinforced by as many more teams and men as can be had. An .effort will be made to complete the grading and have the road i» operation to Estherville by Sept, 1$. This extension has been contemplated since 1892, when the right-of-way wag purchased, but it has not heen necessary, to build until now fco hold the Prof. C. F. Curtiss, brother of the Algona lawyer, gives an interesting account of his trip across the water. His purpose was to study agricultural matters Id Great Britain and upon the continent and he crossed the Atlantic upon a cattle ship, studying the transportation methods, and upon landing investigated the workings of the European markets. In a tailc to a correspondent of the Marshalltown Times- Republican he discusses what he saw, with especial reference to the interest of farmers in Iowa. In the first place he says our farmers are losing because of the prejudice against our products Ignorantly kept up abroad, mid cites the case of horses. HOW IRISH HORSES ARE SUPPLIED. "Unfortunately American products have been grossly misrepresented in times past and this evil has not yet been entirely overcome. For instance, Ireland at present has un excellent reputation for furnishing superior hunting and cavalry horses, both in Great Britain and on the continent. In making a study of the, principal horse markets I found that tnuny of the best horses now being 1 exported are purchased by Irish dealers in London and Liverpool markets and are taken to Ireland, where they are kupt for a few months and shipped back to Great Britain and resold us the best Irish horses. IRISH BACON ALSO AMERICAN. "Ireland also has an enviable reputation for the superior quality of her bacon, and very large quantities are annually exported. I found that their profitable trade in this product was also of American origin. Ship loads of our pickled pork are almost constantly passing from Liverpool to Ireland, where they are delivered to the large curing establishments and sent back to England as prime Irish cured bacon, and sold at fancy prices. Of course, the American bacon of inferior grade that is exported, like inferior horses or other stock, is always sold as American, consequently we have been getting credit for producing the cheaper and undesirable products, while the best have been sold under false names. CANADA AND SOUTH AMERICAN COMPETITION. "I found that wherever our products are sold honestly on their merits they were rapidly acquiring a good reputation and the prices were correspondingly advancing. The foreign markets are strong and the demand good, and prices have been encouraging. These prices fully justify the high skill and intelligence demanded in the production of products of superior excellence and the outlook is decidedly encouraging to American agriculture, although we have strong rivals in Canada and South America. The latter country is forging to the front very rapidly as an agricultural nation. They have their representatives abroad studying the foreign trade and British agriculture at all times and making regular purchases and importations of the best breeds of live stock to be found. South America can produce very cheaply but we are not, in any great danger from their competition in the highest class and most valuable products. WE WANT TO KEEP OUR STOCK UP. "I paid particular attention to the various breeds of live stock in Great Britain. It is a singular fact that the success of British agriculture is largely due to its numerous and improved breeds of live stock. In fact that country, as small as it is, has furnished practically all of the most profitable breeds of live stock in the world, yet I am convinced, after a careful examination of many of the most noted of the British herds and flocks, that our country is capable of rivaling and even excelling them in this line. This has been clearly demonstrated by the fact that animals taken over from this country and exhibited in the British show rings have been able to win against the strongest competition that could be furnished on the other side. Yet there is a benefit to be derived in the improvement of our live stock by the infusion of 'some new blood occasionally. The Britishers are not slow in recognizing this principle, either, as they are now keeping a sharp lookout for some of the best live stock grown in America to be used in introducing new blood in their own flocks." SEES SOMTHING IN BEET SUGAR. "I am more than ever impressed with the conviction that the United Status can and will produce the sugar required for home consumption and eventually for export as well, instead of paying out nearly $100,000,000 annually for this product. We have decided advantages over the foreign sugar producing countries in everything except cheap labor, and American skill and ingenuity will fully compensate for this. This is a fact that is also beginning to be recognized abroad and they are well aware that we will succeed in this work when we undertake it in earnest. American machines and agricultural implements are uni- verally recognized as the best. The foreigners do not hesitate tp say that we have taught them many of their most valuable lessons along this line, and they fear American competition in every field where natural conditions are as favorable as in sugar production. We have much larger areas of better land calculated to growing the sugar beet than any of the foreign countries. The best sugar beet lands in Germany are valued at from $300 to $400 an acre, and in addition to this large investment of original capital required the lands must also have from $9 to $15 worth of commercial fertilizer annually. Our land requires no commercial fertilizers and the market value Is very much lower for lands that are superior in every other way. We need, however, to take up the subject and study it thoroughly and systematically as selected, bred and improved the seed of their best beets for over twenty years. These seeds have as carefully a kept pedigree as it Is possible to obtain by a most select and painstaking method of planting, breeding and improvement. As a result of this work the Germans have Increased the percentage In their sugar beets from 6 to 18 and 20 per cent. We will beobliged to take up the subject in the same manner in this country, as we must not depend on foreigners for seed. OUR SCHOOLS ARE AHEAD. " While aboad I visited some of the leading agricutural colleges In Great Britain and continental Europe, and it is very gratifying to be able to state that our work of a simular nature in America is far in advance of anything they have abroad. The foreigners are waking up to this fact and are pointing to our schools us models in their endeavor to urge a more generous national policy toward agricultural instruction. There are, In fact, excellerit openings abroad for young men thoroughly trained in the science and practice of agriculture such ns Is acquired by the brightest boys from the farms of Iowa by their experience there, supplemented by a good college course In agriculture. It Is only n matter of their thoroughly mastering the subject; the demand for this class of men nlwnys exceeds the supply." DEATH OF BEV. W, F. OOWLES. foreigners bave done. They have \ Gardner Cowles Called to IturllUK- ton to Attend Ills Father's Kuiier- al—A Itecord of a Worthy Life. Rev. W. F. Cowles, whose illness has called his son to Burlington several times during the past few weeks, died last Thursday at the age of 80 years. The funeral was held Monday and Gardner went to attend it Saturday evening. Rev. Cowles was a pioneer Methodist minister in southeastern Iowa, beginning his work in 1651. He first came to Burlington in 1853, and there he organized the South Burlington Mission church, subsequently known as the Ebenezer church, later as the Division church, and now the First Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Cowles was appointed collector of internal revenues under President Lincoln, serving in that capacity for four years, during which he also discharged his duties as pastor of the church. Mr. Cowles was an ardent abolitionist before the war, and often had to be protected while speaking along the southern border of the state. He was aggressive in everything, an organizer essentialy and also a powerful preacher. He was at one time called to the pul-' pit of one of the leading churches of Philadelphia, but preferred his work In the west. He began preaching at 22 years of age, and has served as presiding elder in the Oskaloosu, Muscatine, Mt. Pleasant and Burlington districts. He was married three times. Three children survive from the first marriage, Gardner and Lamont, the two sons from the second marriage. Rev. Cowles has often visited in Algona and upon several occasions has occupied the Methodist pulpit here. He made a number of pleasant aequtiintances and these unite with his son in paying due honor to the memory of a worthy man. In his time no man exerted a more powerful influence in the Methodism of southeastern Iowa. In the course of a long obituary notice the Burlington Hawkeye says of Mr. Cowles: Rev. W. F. Cowles, whose death was chronicled yesterday morning, was one of the monuments of Methodism in Iowa. There was scarcely a station in the eastern districts of the state he had not filled, and over many of'them he had been presiding elder. Moreover he was one of the "political preachers," in the best sense of that phrase, for he was . an ardent abolitionist and one of the founders of the republican party. Until about a year ago Rev. Cowles was a nearly perfectly preserved man. His physical and mental faculties were strong and active. His carriage was erect and denoted energy. His manner and address were always courteous. His mind was well cultivated and well stored so that his conversation and his pulpit utterances contained meat and substance for thought. He was a tireless and fearless worker in any cause he espoused and his executive ability was thoroughly exemplified in his church building efforts at various places and in the years he served as presiding elder in several districts. Eliza Jane Urcli. Eliza Jane Dupkett was born Jan. 5,1850, at Somerset, England. March 26,1872, she was married to John Ui-ch, and moved to this country the same year. While still a young woman she heard the call of her Master, inviting her to sacrifice, to cruci- fiction of the flesh, to die to the world and its sin, In order that she might spring up into that new and larger spiritual life in Christ. She heeded the call, yielded herself to her Lord and Savior, and on Feb. 4, 1877, symbolized her death tp sin by following Jesus into the emblematical grave, and rose again from the baptismal waters, according to scripture, to walk with Christ in newness of life. By means of this ordinance she united with the Baptist church at Batavia, 111., where she led a consistent Christain life for 15 years. In 1893 the family moved to Kossuth county, Iowa, whereupon she and her husband united with the Algona Baptist church, and during Ihe years that have followed both have endeared themselves to the entire membership by their upright walk and sweet Christian spirit. Five children have come to bless the family ties, Alice, Albert E., Fred G., Lillie J., and Elsie M. Four of these are now living, an honor and credit to a mother's tireless watchcare and intelligent rearing, and bow with their lonely father about the bier, and will follow the remains to their final resting place. * The eldest daughter, Alice, fell a victim in April, 1894, to the same fell destroyer that has now taken the mother away—consumption. Had Mrs. Urch lived till next January she would have been 50 years old. "Her sun has gone down while it is yet day." Death of Hemile King. J, E, King was called from Algona last week to Emmetsburg by the sudden death of his little boy. The Tribune says: • Monday last at 6:30 p. m. ocoured the death of Benjamin King, aged 11 years, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King, after an illness of over three months with spinal meningitis. Bennie was taken ill in March last, but at the time it was not considered serious, for the little fellow continued to be up and about and enjoy a share of the sport among his playmates, but he was not well. He continued to grow worse until about a month ago, when he Was compelled to take to the bed. For several days up to two weeks ago his condition was quite bad but he seemed to Improve, and even on the day he died he seemed cheerful and without pain and took the usual nourishment. In the evening a change for the worse was noticeable, and the little fellow sank rapidly into the sleep of death. Death of Mrs. A. Hough. The death of Mrs. Hough was briefly noted last week. A church bulletin for the Garfield boulevard Methodist church' contains the following additional information: Our church has sustained a great loss In the death of our beloved sister, Mrs. A. Hough. She was taken very sick Sunday morning while listening* to Bishop Merrill's sermon and it was with the greatest difficulty that she reached her home. After a few hours she rallied and was comparatively comfortable except that she was very weak, until Tuesday evening when she was taken very bad again and In spite of all that the medical skill and loving hands could do for her she died. Sister Hough was born in 1843 In Lapeer county, Mich. She moved west with her parents when she was about 10 years of «ge and made her home in Iowa until 1893, since which time she has lived in Chicago. She was married to Archer Hough in September, 1861. Two of the children, a boy and a girl, died in childhood. Two sons survive, W. A. Hough, who is in business here, and B. G. Hough, who is a jeweler in Clarion, Iowa. , Sister Hough was converted when she was about 20 year of age and has led an active Christian life since. She was a woman of sound judgment and clear views and of broad sympathies. "TUG OF WAE" AT SAN JUAN. The Natives Cannot Understand Our Sports— They all Wanted to Pull. The Fourth of July was celebrated at San Juan and a riot resulted from the " tug of war." All the natives wanted to pull on the rope. Guy Hanna writes to his parents in Lu Verne of the day : Well, the Fourth is over and things are getting quieted down a trifle again, butgood- ness knows riot ran high enough in the city yesterday. For a long time we, the Americans here, have looked forward to the first celebration in one of our new possessions, and when it came it ended in disappointment to those of us that desired peace to be maintained on the island; not that I think there will be a serious rupture, but it appears to be impossible to govern these tropical countries any other way but with a rigid government. The celebi'ation started out with a grand military pai'ade; at nine o'clock we fell in lineandparaded the streets for an hour and a half and then came the civilian's parade in which there was some very swell getups. Then they had two speeches, one in Spanish and one in English; then the program stopped until after dinner or rather until three o'clock, when the games started. They had wheel, foot, horse, tub, boat and swimming races,mostall of which were won by the soldiers or the boys of the navy, although the natives contested in all of them. Then came the tug of war and they had three teams entered of 12 men each to contest. First the soldiers and Jackies pulled and after a hard contest the soldeirs won over the sailors, then they started to pull with the natives. The first pull the boys started them and it made the natives mad and about 80 or 40 took hold and went to help, but a lieutenant who had charge of the games interfered and it took the shape of a free for all fight. The air was soon filled with stones and things warmed up in great old style when Lieutenant Phillips pulled a gun and shot three of the natives. By that time the guard got around and six armed men dispersed a mob of 50,000 people in a very short time. The soldiers were all ordered off the streets, but a lot of them dodged the patrol. Mark Hanna and I went up to Uncle Phil's, where we stayed and watched the fireworks in the evening. At night they had any number of fights and some.of the boys were badly hurt, but I think none of them were fatally hurt. We watched the fireworks from Uncle's veranda. They cost about $1.000 but I think the city was badly swindled. So ended a celebration, that promised to be a grand, peaceable affair, in a riotous mob. _ The Banquet for Supt. Hodge. Eagle Grove Times: The banquet to Superintendent W. D. Hodge, of this division of the Northwestern, by the citizens of Algona, occurred Thursday evening and was a most successful affair. It was given at the Tennant house and about 80 guests were entertained at the tables. The menu was elaborate and very well arranged and one which called forth the highest praise from all the guests. The Algona people are delighted at the action of the Northwestern in putting on a new train service between Des Moines and St. Paul and took this manner of showing their appreciation of it. The banquet was a most decided success and will be a bright spot for a long time in the minds of all who were fortunate enough to be present. KoSBUth'B Example. The managers of the Cerro Gordo county fair have had the following notice inserted in the premium list books: " All propositions for games of chance including wheels and sales of pools for races will be rejected by the society. Gambling of any nature and form, and beer, ale, wine or other intoxicating liquors will be excluded from and about the fair grounds." Algoim Needs Street Cars. Estherville Vindicator: Algona people are now talking street cars. If there is any town of that size in northwest Iowa that needs street cars or some other means of rapid transit it is Algona. The business portion of the town is a long way out in the suburbs, from the traveling public's standpoint. "GJorlana"— a Joy Forever, Chicago Record, July 17: The Dearborn company opened the week's engagement successfully yesterday with a performance of James Mortimer's farce, "Gloriana," which will be remembered as one of the brightest and most amusing farces of recent years.
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