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TH& I>m HOIKED AL&OHA, IOWA, WiSDJS'J£8i>AY, KOVMMBEH 8, 1899 Taylor's NOVEMBER 1 3 TO 1 8-ONE WEEK. A real, genuine Taylor sale. Dress Goods, Jackets, Capes, Collarettes, Millinery, Suits, Etc. Commencing 9 a. m., closing each day at A p. m., except Saturday. Se© Sills fox THIRTY-FOURTH TEAR. BY INOHAM * WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year w '§9 One copy, six months "5 One copy, three months »0 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. The Local Result. For the second time the democrats have by a shrewd and well planned campaign scooped a victory on local candidates. THE UPPER DBS MOINES admires the energy and ability they have shown, but it seriously questions the good to the county, It is a question whether any possible victory repays a campaign whose sole purpose is to arouse suspicion, engender bad feeling, and needlessly blacken the good name of long-time citizens of the county. The republicans have avoided this method of campaigning. Although two years ago and this year the democratic candidates were fully asjopen to personal attack as the republican candidates, it was not resorted to even in retaliation. In this campaign especially the republicans have tried to hold the campaign up to the level of an intelligent discussion of the issues, We doubt if a place can be found in the county where the good name and standing of a democratic candidate from Henry Thompson down has been brought into question. While the democrats are to be complimented on the shrewdness and success of their three days' swoop on the county, there is not much to be said for the intelligence or good sense of there- publican voters who were stampeded. It was to be expected that men as well known as L. C. Smith and Pete Christensen would get alarge complimentary vote in places, just as it was to be expected that Mr. Ward and Mr. Owens would in their own neighborhoods. But that whole townships should slump off is amazing. It seems incredible that cock-and-bull stories could at the last moment carry voters off their feet, who have for years been used to such tactics, and who must have known that no men could be nominated in a fairly held republican convention who were not reasonably worthy of their hearty support. The vote in Algona is the most surprising of the whole election. Everybody expected that Mr. Smith and Mr. Christenseri would run ahead some, and a cut was calculated on. But no one anticipated that Algona republicans, in view of the past history of county politics and in view of what Algona wants of the county, would deliberately cut the ticket to pieces and practically decide the vote of the county against two outside candidates. There is only one outcome to cam paigns of this kind. It is party demoralization. A start will have to be made sometime towards conducting campaigns on party lines and on settling party contests in the conventions. The start will not be rendered any easier to make by the election this fall. In the Philippines. The preliminary report of the win. 4f4oaer8 g§nf by Prejtfdenti Moftinley to Mantis* hag beeu published, It fully that fcas beep said, by tb,e is the cj,eapaign. commissioners are men of the highest standing, and President Schurman, at (east, was an anti-expansionist when he accepted appointment. Admiral Dewoy was a member of the commission, but •did not assist in drafting the report. In an interview since 'the report is on he says: " I wish you would say this for me," said the admiral, " that I indorse every word of the commission's admirable report. I can say this with perfect propriety for the rea-' son that I did not write It. It was written by the literary members of the commission after full and free conference between us, but on every conclusion reached we were unanimous. It is an absolutely truthful representation of all that has happened and of the existing situation. " There has never been a moment since the first gun was fired that the United States could have withdrawn from the islands, and the reasons set forth in the report as to why permanent American control is essential are, in my .opinion, unimpeachable. That the Tagalos are realizing it is shown by the rapid disintegration from Aguinaldo's ranks. •" The latest advices show a very decided improvement in the situation. I look for an early termination of the war. In fact, I firmly believe that the bottom has already dropped out of the insurrection." county; Cornelia C. Klass, Washington county; Carrie M. Goodell, Wayne county; Ella Seckerson, O'Brien county. Ella McKillup is a free silvedto; Nellie Richards, Anna Donovan and Cornelia Klass are democrats. All the others named are republicans. The state allows a bonus of $200 to each county fair provided no gambling is permitted on the grounds. Now Attorney General Remley informs State Auditor Merrlam that the slot machine .8 a gambling device and consequently the bonus will be withheld from every 'air at which these machines were run this fall. A farmer near Des Moines raises peanuts, and gets 120 bushels per acre, sells them at $1 per bushel, and he says there is no reason why every Iowa Farmer with a sandy place on his farm should not raise an acre or two each year. They should be planted in the spring just as soon as the frost is out of the ground in order that the crop may mature before frost comes in the fall. NOT GROUND FOR DIVORCE PROF. HEBRON has withdrawn from Iowa college at Grinnell, very fortunately for the school. Whatever service such men as Prof. Herron can render to society can be rendered better from without than within college walls. People do not send boys and girls to college to be warped by extremists and agitators. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Emmet county voted yesterday on a $5,000 jail. The Northwestern railway has built a $6,000 depot at Blue Earth City. The Northwestern track is now laid to near Lake Mills, Iowa, and they are moving along at the rate of two miles per day. , Dr. Kinney of Humboldt has become possessed of a fine specimen of a golden eagle that was captured in a wire fence in Grove township the past week. The bird is a large young one and is a fine specimen. This species is a rarity in this part of Iowa. The Humboldt Independent says of H. C. Devereaux and family, late comers to Algona: They were one time residents of Humboldt and our people still regret their departure. We recommend these friends to the best circles of Algona without reserve. They will earn their way. The young ladies held a novel Hal- oween party at J. S. Hofius' in Buffalo Center. They gathered dressed in unique costumes and imitated the people of the llth century in keeping the devils away from all saints' feast. They had a good time, and one that will be remembered for a long time for its uniqueness. Only one saint was allowed to partake of the feast with the fair damsels, and he was young Saint Milton. He sat on the floor and partook of the delicacies spread before him with a feeling of security that only the presence of so many of the fairer sex could produce. At 12 o'clock the watch was changed and the ladies .went their different ways for home, none of them seeing ghosts, owing perhaps, to the fact that they had no bridge to cross. NEWS NOTES. It is pronounced Boor. The "o" in Boer has the same sound as " o" in move, spoon or room—according to the Century dictionary. Mr, Evans, commissioner of pensions, says 20,000 applications for pensions are already on file by soldiers of the Spanish-American war. Census Director Merriam says that the census takers next year will not be empowered to ask any "offensive" questions. That is taken to mean that women will not be asked what year they were born or how many divorces they have obtained. Catching frogs for the market has beep a great industry for the boys at Spirit Lake for several weeks. The Beacon says: Frogs were never known to be so plentiful as they are this fall, It doesn't take an extraordinary active boy to make a dollar a day selling frogs at five cents a dozen. There are H female county superin tendents of schools in the state: Agues RQbe.rtgpij, qherokee opunty; jfelile Richards, Clark county; Eljen Reed, Play oounly; Emily Reeve, Frjanklip opmHy; Laura B. Swan, Jefferson county; F. Ella MoKillup, Mqoroe frounty; Anna Ponovan, Palo Alto Viola S, Sehuell, PISH AND GAME LAW. Fishing Is Out of Order in Iowa— Tile Anglers Should Take Due Notice. Tuesday of last week was the last day of the open season for game fish, and the rods and lines of the true gentleman and sportsman will be carefully stowed away until the middle of next May. Below are the laws covering the fish and game which are of most interest at this season. Bass, pike and other game fish may be caught ; from May 15 to Nov. 1. A trot line can be used half way across the stream May 15 to Dec. 1. Only two lines, one hook on each, can be 'used. A trolling spoon hook with three hooks fastened together may be used, Prairie chickens may be hunted from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1; woodcock from July 10 to Jan. 1; quail, Nov. 1 to Jan. 1; ruffle grouse, pheasants or turkeys, Nov. 1 to Jan. 1; ducks, geese and brandt, Sept. 1 to April 15; squirrels, June 1 to Jan. 1. No grouse or turkey can be killed before Jan. 1, 1900. No artificial blind or device of any kind, except decoys, can be used for ducks, geese or brandt. No shooting on water from sunset to sunrise. _ A Brltt Cow. Bailey: Mr. Vial has a cow thai has no respect tor private property Morally the cow is above reproach in every other respect, but when it comes to nutritious grass on private grounds she never could be impressed with the sanctity of surveyed lines. The lawless' ness has brought her under the ban o\ the Law and Order league and they have repeatedly given her warning in kind but firm words. All Hallow'een night the leaders of the league held council and it was determined that an example rnust be made of some one and as the druggists have reformed, and th« boot-leggers are drinking theit own booze, Abe's cow seemed to be the only unmitigated evil that was avail able, so their vengeance was turnec loose on the cow. She was legally ar rested by the nightwatoh and duly im pounded, but as in all criminal cases " made and provided" asked for coun sel. This was of course granted, and the cow went up to Mr. Bradford's office and was complacently chewing her cud when Mr. Bradford came down. He moved right around quick got out a writ of "bedarnas" anc "ohaassezroari" and the discomfitec Law and Order league again saw a case where no one could swear positively "just what she drank." Mr. Bradforc ordered the hall cleared of all excep 1 himself and the prisoner and whisperec good counsel in her ear that was hearc over the telephone in South Dakota There is no use talking, cows mus 1 keep off the grass. Referred to Bailey. A stalk of corn fell across the track of the Southern Kansas a few days ago and would have caused a serious wreck but for the fact that one of the ears growing on the stalk happened tostanc perpendicularly in the middle of the track, and the gentle breeze caused the the large, red silk to wave back anc forth and serve as a danger signal. The train was stopped before it hit the obstruction and none of the passengers were injured except those who over* worked themselves in removing the obstruction. _ • A Smart G. L. Dalton at Titonka bap a smart dog. A dray team ran away and was iinf Mr, Pulton's pJlaofc when ran out, grabbed one of the 'lines . , Is teeth an4 stopped Ifce bdraes by };hew into J^e f§n,ee, Supreme Court Says Incompatibility of Temperament Don't Go. The Sylvesters of Calhoun County Furnish a Striking Case of Domestic Infelicity. Incompatability of temperament is not ground for divorce in Iowa, according to the supreme court. Consequently Douglas and Esther Sylvester of Calhoun county must continue as husband a-nd wife. During the six or seven months they lived together after their marriage, there were all sorts of goings .on at the Sylvester home. If they undertake to live together again their neighborhood will be an animated one. Mrs, Sylvester, who applied for the divorce, says her husband was wont to swear at her, to threaten her life, to lock her out of the house at night in her night clothes; that on one occasion he assaulted her with an ear of corn and threatened to beat her brains out; that at another he threw a knife at her and it missed, picked up a roast chicken from the table and threw it at her, to the great discomfiture of Mrs. Sylvester and the complete ruination of a nice meal she had prepared. On another occasion he dragged her out of bed, and then threw a sheet iron basket over her. She says he was ill- mannered, and occasionally would throw a glass of water across the table at her. One interesting incident in the domestic life of the Sylvesters dates to a trip in town. They agreed to meet at a certain place, but owing to a misunderstanding did not meet as soon as expected. Mr. Sylvester swore at his better half with great volubility and picturesqueness; in fact, the supreme court quotes a few choice gems which would do high credit to the first mate of a slaver, and if printed in a newspaper, would probably be taken by the learned court as ample occasion for throwing the publication into jail. Anyhow, Mrs. Sylvester listened to the swearing for about two miles of the homeward road. Then, tiring of it, she told Mr. Sylvester if he didn't get out of the buggy she would smash him. He didn't get out and she kept her word by smiting him on the nose. He stopped swearing. Another bit of marital bliss relates to the doings of a certain Sunday morning when Mrs. Sylvester was in a devout frame of mind and had concluded to go to church. Her husband told her to go down and herd the cattle. Mrs. Sylvester's account, which is certainly graphic, continues: "I told him I had planned to go to church, and he told me I should not dare to take my horse out of the barn. I owned a horse and buggy and harness; had bought them with my own money after I married him. I did what most any woman with a little grit would do. I tied the horse to a post, and he came out and said he was going to take her to the field, I said I guessed not. He said I should not have the harness. I told the little boy to get it, and he did. Then there was a tug of war. My husband tried to pull it away from me. Frankie (the little boy) ran up the road, so he dropped the harness and ran after him. He brought the boy back. This time I had the harness. I gave him to understand I did not intend to live with him." Here the narrative of this incident comes to an abrupt end. It will perhaps never be known whether Mrs. Sylvester went to church on that Sunday morning, She testified, however, that she Is an independent person, and boasts of a " pretty robust constitution." The husband's testimony indicates that the wife was cruel and inhuman to him, and intimates that she was fully as much to blame for these occasional jars as he was. The supreme court gravely opines that " while the husband's conduct was without justifi* cation, we are not prepared to say it was more reprehensible than that of his wife. The union in marriage of two such persons is unfortunate, but Jnoompatabiljtyof temperament.is no ground for divorce in this state. No sufficient reason for their separation having been shown, the decree of divorce, granted in the lower court, is reversed," the history of the county has there been such harmony between Algona and the outside towns. This is very fortunate for the whole county, as the normal school will benefit them all, and unless there Is harmony and all work together there is little chance of Kossuth county obtaining a normal school as against some county presenting a united front. The failure to obtain a normal school some years ago was wholly due to internal dissentions and trouble between the different towns.. ^^_ PASSES WON'T GO. The Northwestern Will Not Allow Dead Heads to Bide oil Its Fast Trains. The Chicago & Northwestern and the Union Pacific companies, with the establishment of fast through trains between Chicago and San Francisco, have issued circulars announcing that under the rearranged schedule no private or official cars will be huuled on the overland limited trains, Nos. 1 and 2, nor will any free transportation be accepted in any form on these, trains. No exception whatever to the foregoing rule wijl be made on the east-bound limited train. The reason for the close restrictions made upon the use of these trains by the holders of annual or trip passes is understood to be in the interest of giving the best and speediest service to first class passenger patronage by making as few stops as possible. Unfortunately for the people accorded the courtesies of annual or trip passes, they generally insist upon selecting the fastest and most desirable train to the great detriment of the service, because they usually direct their flight to destinations at which these trains do not stop. Again they of ten occupy the best berths in the sleeper at the expense to the companies of crowding out a passenger who would be only too glad to pay fare in order to secure the accommodations which cost the deadhead holders of passes nothing. The order excludes from these trains traveling 1 freight and passenger agents of their own and other lines, but does not apply to those holding editorial mileage or trip passes", the Northwestern and Union Pacific being agreed that this class of transportation shall be regarded the same as general mileage, and as having been issued for a consideration. PHIL. HANNA'S NEW JOB. AD Anil-Election View. Wesley News; Algona's chances for a normal school were never as bright as at present/. Gardner Cowlee was nominated on the normal school issue, the balance,of the ticket has been well distributed over the county, and pot in the Will Go to Mexico as Consul—Slated For a Good Position In Porto RJeo. Phil. C. Hanna was in Algona last week shaking hands with his, many friends. Owing to the military control in Porto Rico he is out of a place there and has been invited to take a mission to Mexico and has accepted, Sometime the coming season he will leave for his new station by way of Washington. When a civil government is established in Porto Rico Phil, is sure of a high place, even if he does not be come governor. Our Mall Order House. West Bend Journal: We have today received the price list of the Algona Wholesale Grocery Co., and presume that hundreds of them have been sent to the West Bend postoffice. Theii prices are hardly any lower than oui merchants are selling goods for; be sides, the Algona company will not fll. an order for less than $10,' and the cash must accompany the order. At seasons of the year when your cash is ehorl you can go to the home merchant and get trusted for a sack of flour or a dollar's worth of sugar. Those Algona fellows want your cash in big lumps. Better buy at home all the time. Otji home merchants trust you, and- you owe them the favor of your cash trade They do just as well by you as any out sider can. An Ante-EJecUon View. Bailey: Gardner Cowles of Algona is making a successful canvass and will probably superoede the present demo cratic incumbent by a majority that will make poor Kossuth County shed tears, Mr. Cowles is evidently elated for the position and will make them the best representative the county has had in many years. No Wonder. Bancroft Register: Fifteen Estherville women, on a wager, sat together and sewed for three hours without speaking. At the expiration of the three hours the reaction jarred the plastering oft the ceiling and walls and started most of the shingle nails in the roof. CAN HEAL THE SIOK. hrUtlan Science Adheres to the Early Christian Falth-JudKe Ewluit'e Declaration. In closing his address in Algona, Oct. 24, on Christian Science, Judge Ewing made the following statement: Christian Scientists believe that when Jesus went into the temple and read from the prophecy of Esaias concerning himself and his mission to earth where it is written, "The spirit of the Lord/is upon me, because He hath annointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He h'ath set me to heaj the broken-hearted, to preach deliver- once to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised," and, closing the book, said to the congregation: " This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears"— Christian Scientists insist that when Jesus did this he thereby made proclamation to the world of his God-healing ambassadorship, not only to preach the gospel, but to heal the sick, break the shakelsof the bound, and usher in the acceptable year of the Lord. And he demonstrated, by his 30 years' pilgrimage on the earth, his devotion to his high commission. He preached the gospel, healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, broke the fetters of sin and gaye liberty to the bound. He told hie disciples that the works which he did —clearly meaning his ministration to the suffering, stumbling, cringing, crying men—they should do also, and greater ones. Will any of the old churches assert that Jesus did not mean that his disciples of old time should do the works he did, that his declaration was "a promise to the ear to be broken to the hope?" In Jesus'last words on earth, after the tragedy of the cross and after the triumph over the tomb, he said to the eleven, his chosen faithful disciples: "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. * * * And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." Hear these farewell words of our ascended Lord (Mark xvi, 15, 17, 18,) spoken to you and to me: "If you believe in my name you shall cast out devils. If you believe in my name you shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." Christian Scientists accept this call to duty as addressed to them, and by the most crucial test, by thousands upon thousands of absolute cures, covering the whole range of mortal affliction, have demonstrated the efficacy of metaphysical healing, and, therefore, the absolute truth of Christian Science. I have little time and less disposition to defend Christian Science or the magnificent woman who, in hope and prayer and love, found it in God's revelation to man from assaults made upou-\., either. Of Mrs. Eddy I need only say, as one of the tens of thousands of her beneficiaries of the truth she revealed, that time, to its utmost limit, will be too brief for the world to discharge to her its debt of gratitude. Her life of devotion to God and humanity, her sacrifices of self for others, her ministration to weary, suffering, dying men, her long years of fearless and faultless association with perfect good, are her invincible panoply against every, shaft of envy, ingratitude or malice. And of the science of life, immortal life, she has revealed, it is enough to know that, if it is not true, by the eternal degree of God it" will come to naught, and that, if it is true, all the powers of earth and hell cannot prevail against it. No detraction can mar it aijd no monument can cover the sum of its infinite great", ness but the eternal principle » reveals. After a Hal I road Contractor. Fenton Reporter: Frank Bailey and E. Chrisohillee went to Whittemore Monday to send a lawyer down in the south part of the state to attach eome goods belonging to Brady, the railroad contractor, who went away and left them unpaid bills. He owed Mr, Baily some $80, and Mr. Chrisohilles and others have come in for smaller amounts. They intend to make him cough up. Ed. Anderson in Missouri. Bancroft Register: E. C. Anderson and son Morse leave soon for Rossville, Mo., the home of the former's father, Mr. Anderson will travel over that section of the state, aod, if be flnde.ft place to his liking, will place Morse i» a school in that section, where h 6 W>* « always been free from asthma, trouble! ' which make it impossible f " fejlow to l|ve here. T **'^ 1 i "*• ' ' "* ! 'ffeZ^JL^ W , " -*.', u. ' ' ' •*™ caS?i.-**i. &. Li. .«.-.*..* '.' -, A...

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