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THE BEB MOfNflS: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 18U9. 1* BY moHA.w dk WARREN. to Subscribers. One copy, one year 11.6 One copy, MX months 7: On*copy, three months 4> Sent to anV address at above rates. Remit by draft, inoney order, or express or fletatourrlek. Rates of Advertising sent on application. Cousins In Algona. Every republican in Kossuth, ant every citizen for that matter, shouli plat) now to attend the Cousins meet ing ia Algona a week from Saturday The brilliant orator from the Fifth dis trict has never been heard in th county and is well worth a day's jour nay to hear. Kossuth is honored in se curing the opening meeting of the cam paign in the Tenth district, which should stimulate local pride, and is especially honored in the opportunity to hear the great issues of this cam paign presented by a master on the public platform. It is not too early now to plan to be at this meeting. Inaugurating a President. Friday the formal exercises attend ing the inauguration of Geo. E. Mac Lean as president of the state univer elty will occur at Iowa City. Presiden 1 Harper of Chicago university will de liver an address, also President North rup of Minnesota university. Presi dent MacLean's address will be the feature of the occasion, and Presiden King of Cornell college, Emlln Me Lain, chancellor of the law department and Judge Remley of Anamosa, presi dent of the alumni association, wil speak. The railroads offer a one am one-third rate, and Iowa City will be in gala day attire. The university opens this year with an increase in at tendance of over 20 per cent. Bringing It Home. Expansion has accomplished one ex cellent result, namely, the appearanci in the Courier of the following state ment: " The Courier is opposed to the persecu tion of a colored girl in Kossuth county am of the colored race In the south." That Is the first time the Courier ha ever intimated that the colored race o the south has been persecuted, am now that it has intimated it we hav an opportunity to test its real sympa thy with the oppressed races. Wil the Courier candidly answer whether it believes that the negroes in the eouth have a right to vote and havi their votes counted, and to hold offlci when honestly elected? If it does is i willing to denounce any and all comers who are trying to deprive them of this right, and to stand by the governmen in seeing that it is secured to them r The Courier's evasions of these ques tions will show plainly enough wha real interest it has in seeing the oppressed races made self governing. The Other Side of It. Senator Healey comes home from the Chicago trust conference and reports that the representatives of the big labor organizations were all opposed to radical anti-trust action, because i would necessarily include them. In his opening speech in the Ohio cam paign Gov. Theo. Roosevelt said Friday: " The democrats know well that the trus with which there is the most widespread and deepest dissatisfaction, the beef trust is utterly unaffected by the tariff; and ir my own state, one of the largest trusts, the ice trust—which is said to have as its most prominent member and promoter that ardent anti-trust champion and advocate of Mr. Bryan, Mr. Richard Crocker—is also wholly unaffected by the tariff." Farmers in Iowa, who have been selling their cattle at big prices for several years, will be surprised to learn that they are credited in the east with being the chief trust robbers. There are a good many things to be considered in the problem of just industrial organization. Watterson's Warning-. Henry Watterson, the big democratic editor of Kentucky, is out in another warning to the democratic party. As Henry sees it: The deadly danger to democracy is the misleading cry of " anti-imperialism." It is a figment of the fancy of a few old women iu Boston and of the ignorance of a few unreflecting and half-educated dema gogues in the west and south. If the democratic party should adopt it. the party would have first to surrender tc Aguinaldo, and then give itself over to God, Jor even Grandma Hoar could not be relied on to vote the ticket. Gov. Shaw at St. Louis. Goy. Shaw, with commendable pluck, threw a bomb shell into the democratic side show at St. Louis, called by its promoters a non-partisan trust conference. Gov. Stephens of Missouri could not even pass the address of welcome without opening up a tirade against the republican administration, and the real purpose of the gathering was never lost sight of from that moment. Gov. Shaw not only ridiculed Stephens' address, in his incisive way, but he proposed a resolution that made the subsequent rant especially ridiculous. It provided that Gov. Stephens and two others be appointed a committee to draft a statute against trusts to be presented to the various states for adoption, promising tp recommend it to the coming Iowa legislature. It ie needless \/o say that the democrats promptly tabled tife resolution, it was furthest^ the iptentjpn of (Joy. „•'<&',, find his backers to propose actual legislation against trusts. The only trust thejr were after was the trust the people have in the McKlnley ndmlnietra tion. »BWB AKD COMMENT. E. L. Stilson is out for representative on an independent ticket In Hancock, claim ing a petition of 600 names. The Brit 1 News says 800 of these are republicans This is no warrant for an independent can didacy. Half of the people who will sign a petition will not support Mr. Stilson at the polls, and even if the 800 should all vote for him it would not give him nearly enough Mr. Stilson i» an excellent citizen am would be a good legislator, but he shouk pursue the ordinary political avenue to office. The path of the bolter IB thorny full of perils, and leads to the precipice over which good men jump into political oblivion. Goo. E. Roberts hints at the other side of the trust question. We commenc this paragraph to our farmer readers. He writes from Washington: "In the east the sensational papers are giving columns just now about the rise in meat brought about by the 'beef trust.' Out In Iowa you are perfectly aware that there Is a scarcity of beef cattle and the price of cattle on the farms has advanced. An advance of one cent a pound live weight requires an ad vance of several cents upon the net weight of the animal to offset It. In fact there has been but small advance on the cheap grades of beef, but the tenderloins and porter house cuts have caught it. When examined most of the reports of advances caused by the trusts prove to be of this character." The Inter Ocean has gotten down to the skin and bones of Bryan's address a 1 Omaha. Here Is the skeleton: He believed In the war, but was against its results. He loved the volunteers, but was against their achievements. Ho wanted peace, but repudiated the treaty of peace. He revered the flag, but wished to see i hauled down. He respected the government, but would not maintain its authority against rebels. He loved the fathers, but detested their policy of annexation. That Is a good picture of Bryanlsm in this campaign. Fred. White wants this country to turn the Philippines over to Germany Sam. Clark suggests that he go back tc Germany. Americans are not just now in the business of building up European em pires ut the expense of their own flag. THE MONTH'S MA&AZINES. As the October Century appears si multaneously with the reception to Admir al Dewey in New York, the timeliest of its contents is Bear Admiral Sampson's heart} tribute to the hero of Manila, whom U ranks with Nelson and Farragut. This is preceded by an article of cognate interest- Lieut. Edward W. Eberle's account of the Oregon's great voyage. The frontispiece of the magazine is i portrait, drawn by John W. Alexander, o the Hon. John Morley, M. P., whose histor ical study of Cromwell is to begin nex month. A study of Mr. Morley himself, b} an anonymous M, P., accompanies the portrait. -*--*--*An October magazine without an article on Admiral Dewey would seem anomalous, a»;d £>t, Nicholas pays due trlb ute to the hero of Manila through the pen of Tudor Jenks. A portrait accompanies this paper; and almost every article, stori and poem in the number is fully illustrated amoug the illustrators being Regiualc Birch, Charles M. Relyea, O. Herford, and Fanny Y. Cory. -»--»• -t- A new development in photography is described in Scribner's for October by Dwight L. Elmendorf, the amateur and ex pert whose work is so well known. Under the title " Telephotography" he describes the attachment to an ordinary camera by which views are taken at a distance of 20 or 80 miles, as though the instrument were within a few hundred feet of the object It is the telescope applied to the camera, A series of striking illustrations from the author's own pictures shows the tremen dous power of this instrument. -*- -«- -t- Henry D. Sedgwick, Jr., discusses in the October Atlantic the future relations of the United States and Rome, pointing out that all religious denominations now appear to be gravitating together, and that Rome as a church universal, the church of the poor and the multitude, may yet exorcise a controlling influence over our people and our destiny. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Kanawha is putting down a town well and will have water works. Congressman Dolliver addressed the Methodist conference at Sioux City Saturday. Steps have been taken to revoke the permits of nearly all the druggists in 3ritt and Garner. A Clear Lake woman publicly horsewhipped a man last week. Clear Lake .8 getting pretty lively these days. Capt. W. E. G. Saundere is back to Emmetsburg from California for a few weeks. He is handling several thousand acres of land near 'Frisco. Elders Yetter of Algona and Trimble of Sioux City are elected delegates to .he national Methodist conference. This is a distinguished honor to them. A, J. Earling was elected president of the Milwaukee road at the annual meeting last week, and Roswell Miller oes out. The change was somewhat unexpected. H. I. Smith, a Mason City pioneer, is lowly dying. His son Percy was in the Philippines and he wanted to see him inoe more. As soon as the regiment anded at San Francisco, the govern- nent sent Percy on without delay and le arrived in time. His father still Ingere but cannot live. Webster City Journal Is now in new building, which appears to be tie handsomest newspaper building in lie state owned by a county weekly. he jQurdal gets out a big and. oredlta- is honor Qi fcbe Oftaqge ojf <j U (tr- ters. Will F. Smith started the Journal in 1894, and it has grown rapidly. Wm. T, Chantland has quit the law business at Ft. Dodge to give his whole time to the beet sugar factory the For! is getting. "Chant's" many friends in Algona wish him a cool million. The Estherville Democrat tells of a pleasant surprise party at Rev. G. W. Southwell's. A merry time was had by those present and before departing a handsome rocking chair was presented to him as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by this society. A FRISKY PASTOB. The Methodist Conference at Slou City Had a Peculiar Caie Before tt. The Sioux City Methodist conference tried Rev. House of Ida Grove last week. He is an eloquent preacher, but according to the reports got into entangling alliances with a young woman In the north part of the state, county and town not named. As the story runs, it Is as follows: Early this year the young lady wrote to Mr. House as to the character of the gentleman who formerly was at Ida Grove and whom she contemplated marrying. Mr. House answered, and thus a correspondence was started. In the course of the correspondence the young lady sent Mr. House her photograph and he sent one of his in return. The correspondence seemed to be mutually agreeable, and many sweet things were said, as lovers usually do say things, Mr. House saying in one letter: "One hundred and forty pounds of sunshine and 225 pounds of theological sawdust — what a bang-up couple we would make!" Finally the young lady took Mr. House's letters to her pastor, who placed them In the hands of the eldet of the district. This action brought the matter officially before the church, and when Mr. House's character was called at the conference it was not passed. A committee was then appointed to investigate the matter. Mr. House states that he was simply acting as the girl's adviser, and had prolonged the correspondence for the purpose ol keeping posted in regard to the girl's movements and notify her parents in case she made a bad move. Mr. House is about 50 years of age and has an invalid wife, a moat estimable lady whom every one loves and respects. Rev. Day was one of the prosecuting attorneys against House, who was found guilty and discharged from the ministry. A NEW PHASE OF THE OASE. The Avey Bankruptcy Proceedings Are Further Tunerled Up. The Avey harness stock promises to be pretty musty before the bankruptcy law applicable to it is finally adjusted Last week Judge Quarton made a rul ing which may delay proceedings some time. The McConnells of Burlington sold Mr. Avey quite a portion of the stock on hand. They claim that he made false representations in order to secure the goods, and, following the action of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. in the Frlnk case at Wesley, they now ask to be allowed to identify their goods and take them out. They also make some of the Algona creditors parties to the action, the latter having sold some of the goods in question under a mortgage which is claimed to be of no effect Mr. Curtiss, representing the othei creditors, argued that under the section of the bankruptcy law which provides that no action begun within foui months of bankruptcy can beprosecutec until the bankruptcy matter has been disposed of, this case could not be brought. E. V. Swotting argued that It could, and Judge Quarton ruled thai Inasmuch as this action goes to the title to the goods it is properly brought. It Is now in court therefore, and will be heard at the coming term. If it goes to the supreme court it may be a year or more before it is decided finally. Meanwhile the bankruptcy proceedings are in the United States courts, and a tangle between the two courts is not unlikely, In this McConnell case Mr. Avey signed an answer admitting that he got the goods under false pretenses. He says he signed it by candle light with out reading it, and it has been with drawn. ANDREWS OPEKA 00. BUSTED. Ed. and Qeo. Andrews Take Advantage of the Baiikrupoy Act In Minnesota. The Andrews Opera company has filed a petition in bankruptcy in Mankato. The claims against the company are $11,000, with unexempt assets of $5,600. Albert S. Kanne of Waterville, holds a claim of $1,760, secured by furniture, and the Bank of Waterville also holds a claim for $700, se cured by horses, cattle, etc. The unsecured claims amount to nearly $9,000, mostly held by former employes of the company for service and board. The petition is filed by Edward M. and George Andrews. Judge J. O. Andrews of Mankato is the company's attorney. SockleBS Simpson Cut Short. . Cedar Rapids Republican: Friday night the Hon. Jerry Simpson addressed a local Grand Array reunion at Wichita, Kan., in the course of which address he said: "I glory in the spunk of Aguinaldo's men. They are simply ighting to regain the land taken from them by Catholics. I would rather be with Aguinaldo than with Geta. Otis." This was not the last of the speech as Simpson had planned it, but he was not allowed to work out hie plan, An old soldier rose in the audience and said he speech was drifting into politics. There were cheers and cries of "Throw iim out!" Simpson tried to go on, but could not be heard. The band struck up "The Star Spangled Bantier," and Simpson left the platform, Football Season. Spencer News: A letter from the japtain of the Algona football team sits for two games with the Spencer Ugh school eleven, one to be played in Spencer and one la AlgQOA, While «r team is somewhat in embryp.sUU it opefl the game may be THE METHODIST CHANGES, Rev. Smiley the New Presiding Eider to Sncceed Rev. Yetter. Rev. Chipperfleld Comes to Algona— Rev. Day Goes to Webster City —Conference Notes. The conference appointments for the northwest Iowa Methodists were made public yesterday morning. Algona gets Rev. R. T. Chipperfleld of Lincoln, Neb., who is said to be a very able preacher and an excellent man. He has occupied one of the best pulpits in Lincoln. Rev. Day goes to Webster City, which is one of the best appointments in this part of the state. He succeeds Rev. Kennedy, who retires from the ministry for the time, at least, to study. The change of most local interest is the substitution of Rev. Smiley as presiding elder of the Algona district for Rev. Yetter. Rev. Yetter does not take an appointment, but is named fot outside work in the church. Rev. Smiley has preached In Algona and is an able man. The Sioux City Journal notes Eldei Yetter's change and says: "D. M. Yetter, who Is well known In Sioux City, having been pastor three years al Morningslde, and who for three years has been presiding elder of the Algona district, is appointed the corresponding secretary of the twentieth century fund, and will have his headquarters In this city. His successor on the Algona district Is Robert Smiley, formerly pastor at Spencer." This secretary ship brings Elder Yetter into the business management of Morningslde col lege, a position he Is eminently quail fled to fill. Following are the appointments foi the Algona district: Robert Smiley, presiding elder; Alexander, L. S. Baker; Algona, R. T. Chipperfleld; Algo na circuit, Frank E. Fiirr; Armstrong E.'E. Gilbert; Bancroft, O. M. Bond; Belmond, 'William Whitfield; Britt D. W. McKee; Buffalo Center, R. A Harwood; Burt, G. F. Whitfield; Clar ion, R. Burnett; Clear Lake, W. T. MaoDonald; Corwith. W. F. Gleason Emraetsburg, O. K. Maynard; Esther vllle, W. W. Southwell; Forest City S. R. Beatty; Garner, Henry Albertson Germania,Frank Mathie; Goldfield, C F. Johnson; ChrystalLake to be sup piled; Dolliver, to be supplied; Graett inger, to be supplied; Goodell, B. F Waller; Hardy, C. B. Winter; Klerame J. W. Patterson; Lake Mills, W. H Prugh; Llvermore, Ervin Green; Lu Verne, Charles Artman; Renwick, G B. Malone; Rock, E. A. Phelps; Rowan C. E. Steyens; Swaledale, F. E. Moss man; Thompson, H. E. Huohlnson Wesley, H. L. Chase; West Bend, G J. Llscomb; Whlttemore, Herbert Clegg; Thornton, G. F. Barsalou; Ti tonka, J, D. Walker. Among the pastors still reinemberec in Algona the following appointments were made: Rev. C. B. Winter, who has been at Lu Verne, goes to Hardy as Methodist pastor. Frank Farr, who has been in Sunday school work, is go Ing into the ministry. He is put on the Algona circuit, and will have charge of Hobart, Good Hope, and one other church. Rev. Bryan goes to Larchwood, a very good appointment and a marked promotion. Rev. Bagnell is returned to his Sioux City pul pit, Bennet Mitchell goes to Kinffsley, Geo. W. Pratt remains at Storm Lake FOR FREEDOM AND FOR LAW. Nevada Representative: The Amer lean people are confronted by a big job of reconstruction, and they have the choice of doing the job or shirking it. Upon the question of doing or shirking public opinion is dividing and the issue thus presented is one of the greatest issues for the immediate future. Upon the correct solution depend much of the commercial importance of the the United States, more of the country's influence, and the only security now visible for the future peace and good order of populous and productive islands that, for the moment at least are under the jurisdiction of the United States. The issue is vital and worthy to be on at the fore in a presidential campaign, and the people of Iowa are fortunate in being invited, as they are, to submit upon the matter an advance expression. Much trouble may be avoided—at least for the time—by shirking. To shirk it is necessary only to withdraw the army and the flag from Cuba and the Philippines, to disband the army, to stop building ships, to give up all visions of a Nicaragua canal, of a Pacific cable and of American enterprise to be known and appreciated over the world, to disvow all Interest in, or responsibility for, happenings beyond the boundaries of the United States as they existed at the beginning of the year 1890. To be sure Porto Rico, Hawaii and Guam are on the country's hands, but they do no promise to be very troublesome, and there is no doubt that they can be disposed of to advantage if the couniry determine that it wants to sell. It is no more difficult for a nation than for a man to get rid of its patrimony, if such be its desire. Shirking Is the easiest matter in the world; but it forfeits opportunities and wins contempt and invites upon the shirker the imposition of all his fellows, and for this reason Its advantages are only temporary. Just now the policy of .shirking is 'ortifled with the argument that to put down the Philippine rebellion and to govern the colonies is to wage war upon those fighting for freedom and to make the American flag the symbol of oppression, but those who style themselves "anti-imperialists"opposed ex- jansion before the Philippine rebellion jroke out, and they or some of them are commonly credited with having incited that rebellion in order to further ,heir ends in American politics. Their nterest in Aguinaldoand his associates appears therefore to be selfish rather ban philanthropic, and to be inoiden- tial to their antagonism to any expan- lion of the territories, interests, or the nfluenoe of the United States. They o not want t the United St^es ty with-i draw from the Philippines because the Filipinos rebel; but they are glad to have the Filipinos rebel, If such rebellion would induce the United States to withdraw from the Philippines. Nevertheless the point thus made involves essential principles of civilization and government. Freedom, as the American people understand it, Is the right to do and go among men as one pleases, so long as one does not infringe the right ol others, and it is also the right to be protected in so doing and going and to be protected against the aggressions o: others. In other words freedom includes law, and without law freedom becomes license, freebooting or piracy Law is the chief element of true free 1 dom; and unless those who talk of free dom can promise law, their words are vaporlngs. They may extol the form of liberty but they disregard its sub stance; and they forget that betweei territorial independence and persona! freedom there is no necessary relation. The people of this great republic are free, and the blessing of freedom are reasonably assured to any who come within its domain either voluntarily or by force, while the Inhabitants of sundry portions of the earth either large or small may possess their Indepen dence and their flag and yet be the sor ry victims of thriving despots or the unrepressed promoters of general lawlessness. Applying these principles to the present problem, It is obvious that the only freedom possible in the Philippines or In Cuba is that under Ameri can authority or under the authority of some other first class power, taking up In those Islands the work which the United States shall have shirked. In the case of Cuba the United States would assert the Monroe Doctrine anc keep others out and would after withdrawing be compelled by the genera' uproariousness there to return. Withdrawal there would therefore afford an object lesson valuable to the Unitec States and expensive to the people of Cuba but probably without perma nent effect upon either. But with' drawal from the Philippines would be final. The people there.might become Independent, but they would not know how to establish, observe or enforce law. The waters about these Island formerly swarmed with pirates, ant under unrestrained malay rule the Philippines would shortly become th< pest of the Pacific. American anti expansionist might be happy over such conditions; but most Americans woulc be shamed, and Engjand, France, anc Germany would be intolerant of the condition and alive to the opportunit; presented. Excuses, not to say provo cations, would be innumerable; and Germany, France or Great Britain— whichever could find the earliest pro text—would anchor its hostile flee where Dewey anchored in Manila Bay Behind that fleet there would be n< contractionists at home demanding Iti return, and the Philippines instead o being an American colony would be come the colony of the power behlnc the fleet. The conclusion of the matter ough to be plain. Philanthropy, nationa pride, commercial interest, a decen respect for the opinion of mankind ant the general Interest of civilization al urge the United States to push firmly and courageously on with the work i' began when it' intervened in Cuba That the job looks bigger now than i did then is no matter. The Unitec States Is a bigger country than it was then and the Americans a more self reliant and better respected people By rising to its responsibilities and overcoming its difficulties the nation will become greater, nobler, richer anc more useful yet. ^ £ The Month of August. According to the Iowa weather bur eau the month of August was warmer than usual. The average temperature for the state was 74.4 degrees, which if about 3.3 degrees above the normal, L? degrees above the average for the pm ceeding month. The average rainfall for the state was 3.68inches, which is about .61 of an inch above the norma for August. The greatest amount reported for the month was 10.42 inches, at Thurman; least amount, 1.12 inchei at Algona. There w«re 17 clear days 10 partly cloudy, and four cloudy days Sioux City reported wind velocity'ol 59 miles an hour, from the northwest, on the second. How to Reach the Courier. Emmetsburg Reporter: Bro. Hinchon is just a little hard to please with what he takes. Candidate Owens should have known better than to offer a democratic editor apples, for they are used to taking something stronger A bottle of champagne slipped in at the back door always gives better satisfaction tp a democratic editor living in a prohibition town. CHEAP EXOJJRSION RATES, Excursion Tickets to the Fall Festivi ties at Chicago, via the Northwestern line will be sold at reduced rates from all stations, Oct. 2 to 9 inclusive, limited to Oct. 14 Apply to agents Chicago & Northwest ern railway.—2813 Half Rntes to St. Paul, Minn., via the Northwestern line, on account of welcome of 13th Minnesota volunteer infantry and presence of President McKinley, Oct. 12 and 13. For dates of sale, etc., apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.-28t2 Half Rates to Greater American Exposition, Omaha, Nebr., via the Northwestern line, Excursion tickets will be sold at one fare for the round trip, Tuesdays and Thursdays only, until Oct. 26 inclusive, limited to five days from date of sale. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.-2812 Excursion Bates to Dewey Day Celebration, Waahington, D. C., via the Northwestern line, from all stations. Excursion tiokots to be sold Sept. 29 and 30, and only for trains arriving at Chicago Sept. 30 and Oct. I. Apply to Northwestern agents for 'ull particulars.-lt To Be Happy )uy a Parker fountain pen. Solid gold, .4 k. Pen diamond point, and positive- y guaranteed not to le&k. & ALGONA'S BIGGEST CROWD It Came Buffalo Bill Day, and Probably Beached 20,000, Show Was a Big Thin*, O f Com-se- Some Odd Rumors Concerning Its Ownership. The size of the crowd at the Buffalo Bill show has been the main Item ol conjecture since Bill has come and gone. The lowest guess Is 16,000. Some go as high as 20,000 and 22,1)00. The tent was full to overflowing with the exception of one section of the reserved seats, and the tent is said to seat 16,000 comfortably. If there were 14,000 in the tent there were 18,000 in town that day. It was in any event the biggest crowd ever seen In this part of the state, representing every section of land within a radius of 40 miles. Palo Alto, Humboldt, Wright and the other adjoining counties were liberally represented, while Kossuth seemed to have saved itself up for the day. There were more than twice as many in town as Rtngling's circus ever drew. The Buffalo Bill show was the same as given atthe World's fair. A rumour got afloat that Bill would not be present, but he rode his prancing bay -with the same ease and grace and rescued the old stage coach with the same abandon and discharge of blank cartridges. Annie Oakley's shooting was enjoyed, the lassoing by the Mexicans was extremely well done, the bucking ponies bucked to the satisfaction of everybody. As an exhibition of horsemanship probably no show ever equalled It, and the Indians and the buffalo made it unique. It is a picture of the wild west, well worth seeing, gotten up and presented at great expense. It is currently understood that Buffalo Bill has no financial Interest in the show, but Is paid a salary of $1,000 a day for the use of his name and for his performances. The show is said to be owned by the syndicate whicb took the old Barnum and Forepaugh circuses. Bailey, of the old firm of Barnum & Bailey, is a principal stockholder. When this syndicate tried to crush Rinerling Bros,,' some years ago, the wild west was put into the larger towns just aheHd of their circus, while the Barnum circus followed them. But the Ringlings won out. Probably the greatest success Buffalo Bill has ever enjoyed was in London. The Indians were new to Englishmen, and the nobility turned out. Even Mr. Gladstone and the Prince of Wales rode in the old coach and were chased by the savages. Probably as notable a feature of the show as any was the man who made the announcement from the center stand. HH was distinctly heard in the open air by the entire audience. But few men in the history of public speaking- have been able to talk to 10,000 people. At the world's fair opening Chauncey M. Depew could not be heard 100 feet away. Gladstone, who had the best voice of any speaker of the century, could be heard by 15,000 people. It was said in London that Buffalo Bill's announcer bad the best voice on record. He was distinctly beard by 25,000 people seated at a considerable distonce. MEETINGS TO OOME. Chicken pie supper at Congregational church tomorrow evening, 15 cents. Special meeting of the Rebekah staff Friday evening at 7:30 sharp, at I. O. O. F. hall. Services next Sunday afternoon at the Irvington Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock. All welcome. The W. L. A, S. will have a business meeting Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, at a o'clock at the reading room. Worship at Baptist church next Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning: "The Son of God a Son of Toil." Evening: "The Touch of Jesus." Services next Sunday at the Presbyterian oburch commence at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 6:30 p. m. All welcome, Services at the Congregational church, 11:00 a. m., sermon: "The Man Without a Hoe."7:30 p. m., sermon: "The Pharisee up to Date." Sunday school at 10:00 a. m. Y. P. S. E. at 6:30 p. m. " Are Sin, Disease, and Death .Real?" will be the subject of the sermon next Sunday for First Church of Christ, Scientist. Services at Odd Fellows' parlors, Sundays at 10:45 a. m., and on Wednesdays at 3 p. m. The mothers' meeting will be with Mrs. Guy Grove, Thursday, Sept. 28, at 3 o'clock. All women are'cordially invited. The program will be music, an article on ''The First Summer School for Paunto" held at Chautauqua, N. Y., a reading on "Obedience." and a discussion. Will the Courier Notice? Estherville. Democrat, dem.: Dickinson county has recently refunded ',000 of its debt, reducing the interest rate from five to four per cent, and sells the 4 per cent, bonds at a small premium besides. A Hard Hitter. Emmetsburg Democrat: Geo. Boyle, the hardest political hitter of Kossuth county, spent Wednesday in this city. He says he has not decided what he will do with his club this year. Ed. O'Tool and John B. Edinger iad a big time at Ledyard last week. The Leader says they adopted the Ken* tuoky plan of settling a difference. F, 3. Jenks undertook to keep the peace, sut was unable to keep the boys apart. 3eo, SohaDer also tried to pour oil on ihe troubled water and got knocked down in the act. Mr. Q'Tool had a fin- jer bitten a little and Mr. Edinger got some severe bruises about the face and n the souffle bad his left shoulder dis- ocated. Dr. David Gordon of Elmcre and Dr. Waud of Germania set the dislocated shoulder and everything was serene. A. P. CLARKE & Co. low money at f> >er cent., with optional payments Ia» eres* payable annually. r

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