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StlBSCMPtM HATBS: Yfedf, iti Six MoftthS ........................ 75 three Months .............. - ..... 46 BEARDING THE LION. The president sent a message to congress last week which in digoifiedand very decided terms defined the position of the United States in the matter of the Venezuelan boundary dispute. The president in uniuistakeable language reasserted the Monroe doctrine, insisted on its applicability to this case, and gave notice to Great Britain that any attempt on her part to take forcible possession of any new territory on this continent would be resisted by the United States by every means in her power. President Cleveland asked for authority from Congress to appoint a commission to investigate the boundary dispute, aud congress has signified its accord with him in that line of action. The house passed a bill authorizing the appointment and appropriating $100,000 to defray the expenses of a commission, and the senate passed it last week, the only delay being occasioned by the reference of the bill by that body to the proper committee. The dispute which leads to this situation is one that has existed for. upwards of eighty years. There never has been any settlement of boundary lines between Venezuela and British Guiaua since the acquisition of the latter territory by England in 1814. About every new official map has shown a new boundary, and uniformly when a change has been made it has disclosed an arbitrary extension of British territory. In one year England, by the fiat of her official map, acquired territory equal in extent to the state of Indiana. The discovery of rich gold fields in that region has inflamed the cupidity of England and emboldened her to adopt an aggressive policy intended to force Venezuela to consent to her unjust claims. The proposition of the United States to arbitrate the difference having been rejected by England, President Cleveland has taken the most commendable stand of his administration in proposing independent action, and •notifying England to keep her hands off. That war will result is anticipated, apparently, by nobody. Hgioii; Tfcete is ptefity of home for missionary laborers, wasting their time and the people's money in places like Turkey. His true that the troubles seera to hate had their origin in religious differences, but the missionaries had no agency in bringing them oft. The work of the missionaries has not been with the Mohammedans at all, but with the Armenians, and with them largely educational. The situation there is wholly different from what it was in China, where the Chinese themselves were the subjects of missionary efforts. Many missionaries were killed in China, but not one, so far as has been reported, has been killed in 'Armenia. The difficulty not having originated with the missionaries, would not be brought to an end by their return home. So far as we may judge from the fiendish spirit and purpose of Mohammedan leadership, the only remedy would be the wholesale deportation of the several millions of people there whose only sin is that they are not Mohammedans. The practical question raised in this paragraph has received some attention this year, suggested by the atrocities in China and Armenia, but no one pretending to speak for Christianity has assumed to put limitations upon it nor to yield to the attempted limitations of men. Christianity was and is nothing or it was and is meant for all men, in all ages, in all lands. For by word and deed Christ inaugurated the evan- Thfe Cot wt'th says 8f K$n6 6l . Miss Carrie Colfcnf a tf ent t» hef home .In Ellington township Saturday {Of a Wo weeks' vacation. Miss Colb-afn hSS taught the Clapsaddle' sch'ool fof mof'6 th&ft font consecutive years, and .the srehoipl Is an ob' jectlesson in the practice of holdihg to a txja& teacher as long as possible Hmead of this everlastingly (Shartglng aboni which is the bane 6f otif cromtnpn school system. Not only does the school take the highest fank in the distinctive wbrk of the public sdhool, but abound it fcentets the intellectual and mofal life of that ecrnimttfjity. It the prairies of Iowa were dptted withsucn schools "one half. the great tnorftl afcd ecor nomic questions' would SolVe tMmSelves. Mafc.staavoaA3tol.i- ft win i H6ffle whd Mfi£ §ay With -emi a from Soft. 10 iff from trie I t Freeftian mosa penHfcfltlary who was troitMto .have, been "beatetl to a jelly" atirt .Sft-rfcied -6Ut to the hospital on a Stretches >?!jflbrfe dead tha'n alive," writes to the Westefe, .Reporter to reassure his anxious A Sec8*<i 61 Militir/ Acfii6v6fe6htS by '" ko'ssuth Bounty Metl-t'shott Wotk V ',' .?.,-.., . . of .British. . ,. ' Tie" iJfitiih totf clolld Casts' its dtl&ky i&hadows ttthftarfr the'eistwhile radiant The Atoe'ficah " eagle, hearing ' says there was no riot, and'aM -^here- \vas to set the story afloat was the tuJtUfcaneof the convicts, who stole tip behind him in the breakfast room and attempted to slug him with a bottle. Ohly 'a slight scalp wound was inflicted, the offender being "repulsed"' and prevented from getting in his intended wdrk. ' • There can, conception KA8SON AND THE MONROE DOCTRINE. Ex-President Woolsey, a writer of text books on international law and a recognized authority on that subject, is about the only conspicuous public man in this country to take ground in opposition to President Cleveland in regard to the right of this country to in- the Venezuelan boundary terfere in dispute. Woolsey's contention that the Monroe doctrine is no part of international law and that it is not to be taken seriously is, 'ti point strongly made by him in a te'tft book on international law in the writer's possession which is more than a quarter of a century old. The point made by doctrinaires of this stamp is answered probably by no one more clearly than by John A. Kasson of this state, a diplomatist of high standing and a clear headed and sensible man. In a recent interview Mr. Kasson says: "There is no principle of 'international law' that authorizes any great power of Europe to interfere between two nations, ono of which seizes tern- torv from another. Yet they continually do it. They say they have aright to prevent a disturbance or the balance of power' in Europe. They have lately extended it to Asia. Under what authority of 'international law' did England deprive Russia of land she conquered from Turkey, and her claim to which was confirmed by the treatv of San Stefano? What rule ot 'international law' justified England in denying to Russia the right to acquire territory in the vicinity of the Himalayas? What rule justified Russia in the denial to Japan ot the ter- ritoral fruits of her victory? Under what rule of law did England and France deny to Russia even the right to have a fleet in the Black sea i Why did Napoleon III. keep secret his peaceful acquisition of Savoy from fear of intervention of the powers t The answer is that there has grown up among the European governments a sort of common law quite outside the international code under which they claim the right to keep up the balance of existing territorial power on their continent on the ground that changes of relative power affect their own sep- erate interests, In view of England's frequent indulgence in the practice, her priwe minister .is hardly justified in expressing surprise that there has grown up apd developed »£°n* ™ » luoiliar common Jaw. against a dis< twbanee of our American balance by European intervention. NEW PLANS OFFERED* Some of our numerous neighbor ex» pfoagges a few weekj ago contained a paragraph which we reprint bere, It was »«t out when the paper was re* without apy notation to sh,ow whence it cams. Jt Uas a timely interest just now, without regard to may h & ye written it; gilization of the world, course be no adequate Christ and of his mission which does not involve all this. He himself sent out through Galilee the first missionaries, and from his own lips went forth the injunction to go with his gospel into all nations. The Jewish conception of Christ, as a Savior to the Jews only, was rejected by his disciples, and his personal followers themselves carried his name beyond the Jewish boundaries and into nearly every accessible corner of the known world. The very country of Armenia which Christians are told to keep out of, the personal disciples of Jesus visited and evangelized. Their going as they did to the ends of the earth did not signify that all the Jews had accepted the Messiah. In truth, all but a few had rejected him, and there -was work enough to be done at home, just as there is now in nominally Christian lands. The logic of this paragraph is sufficiently answered by its application to the actual situation when Christ came. It would have sent Christ directly back to heaven, for neither he nor his teaching was wanted, even by the chpsen people, and his words and deeda'were answered by violence and death: He went to his own and they refused him, and what could be hoped elsewhere? There was no nation of. 'earth which would not have been hostile to him, and so the logic of the worldly-wise would have extinguished the light which began to shine in the darkness. The .Wesley Reporter makes vigorous protest'against the meanness of the elevator companies which have the monopoly of the grain trade in that town, stating thatSK cents lcss has been frequently paid for oats there than at Hutch ins and Brltt. The Reporter proposes the only effectual remedy, and that is the establishment of another elevator on an independent basis. Other towns have suffered in the same way. A few men without conscience or public spirit can kill a town if allowed to do so. IN THE LOOAL HELD,' There aro many good people who think that a newspaper should never mention the faults and deficiencies of its town. Wo confess to a natural inclination to that view, which is the suggestion 9! local pride, and yet there are strong reasons in favor of the timely and temperate public agitation of needed improvements. With towns and cities, as with individuals, reputation is but the shadow. The siibftance of good is the only rational object of pursuit. The shadow will takq care of itself, but the substance has to be looked after. If the people will reason together and work together to make the best possible town, they need not fear what anyone may say of the result of .-their united efforts. If it hurts the pride of the town to have it mentioned that it is in. some respects behind the times, and tb.at.it is remiss in looking after the intelligent demands of business, the thing ;is .,to, bring about such an improvement. that .the newspaper can properly .follow the smoother path of praise where be.fere its fidelity compelled it to impute blame. , * • # #.Nice towns on paper do not .count for much, oneway, or another, with .those who have to live in them. Thveje-stpi-y pictures of one-story 'houses do.'.'*iQfcvjiiul- 'tT-*e threatening toa'r of the liofi* Soats aloft!,with unfaltering wing. The ptoud bitd of freedom penetrates the cload-ftttd is lost to sight as he Speeds to meet the trtiti. There is stillness now oh'ittnd! anU sett, tttid ears ate in* tently HSteniflgforthe harsh outburst b'i artitte'ty ir'ota/the shotted guns of war, It is a tiftfe for reflection and f of forecas.t. q'f a troubled future- May we penetrate "the gioom and read the story" of coming events? Possibly. How is this? Let six moons pass. We quote: Algona Courier, July 26: The much dreaded event of war has at last arrived. It was dreamed that England was only 'blustering and would not again risk an armed conflict with the United States, but the greed of that nation for rich territory has led her on to this rash venture. War was declared yesterday, and to-day every hamlet in the Union is ablaze with patriotic enthusiasm. Let war come. It were better thus. Long have we sighed for the chance ifc gives us. In the words of the immortal bard, whose poetry was good, though he was English: "Come on, MacDuff, and darned be he who first cries, 'Hold! Enough.' " Our voice is for War-r-r-r! Same paper, July 26, extra: The war is upon us, and the first man to get a captain's commission in this state was J. W. Hinchon. He hired a special, ran down to Des Moines in the night and waked UD Gov. Drake, who promptly signed his commission, and before daylight he was whizzing home. He secured a dozen recruits before breakfast, the first men to enlist being several who attended Prof. Webster's tqry lecturers last winter. Lieutenant Ryan has been drilling a squad on the court house square all the forenoon, Matt Holtzbauer having been paralyzed by the warlike appearance of the men and rendered incapable to keep them off the grass.. The air is full of huzzas from ithe .throats of the vast crowds who surround the square and watch'the drilling of the recruits. The company'will'be' filled this .afternoon and the boys will leave for the front, probably/somewhere on the Canadian border. • •' •• Courier, August 2: The inevitable has come. The contest for the postof- fice, if it co.wld be called such, was a brief one ., : and,' de.void of .sensational features. .Public interest centers in the war operations on the .Canadian <ieacurei frontier, and the appointment has, gone I Baici:_ , '-' • ^ - wou id nott. "»*"• contest set- t tied it. - The Irish having all' gone to T-6& Sinoke rolled black o'ef bfleafts Isle, 1 Ahd on it foiled o'ef Lovis stf afta. • , • O'er Abram'9 plains ftnd ffia»y.'a iailfef f It hid from heaven the blood-wet land. ThellgMning flash, the thunder seal, Theshfidk of bomb, thefcrash of Shell, Eolnt Where the British legion's feel , And break within the Jaws of hell. , . ; * # * See where th6 flag of Hlhchon waves, And see whefe Ryan -leads his tt6it tip the stfalgh't' Steep where cannon faves, And answer's back With lead again. . , See where before the SWord of Boyle , . -, , Th6 British phalanx me ts away! No more shall this be British soil: America has won the dayi •• v , , *.* * Where t&6 brave.Wolie, his battle won, * •. Contented died upon the plain, Montgomery and Montcalm went down, And shared the bed of thousands slain, 6ur valorous sons had victory .won, ' And raised the standard of the free, . , And consecrated 'noath the sun A continent of liberty. Courier, Sept. 21 i There was a pet* feet storm of cheers as the chairman of the convention announced the result, and for a few minutes there was pandemonium in the opera house, and calls for the hero of the hour were kept up until the General appeared on the platform, and then the cheers broke out again, As soon as order could be restored the General said, "Gentlemen, this honor is one I could riot accept from any other party. You know that 1 have not always been in accord with it [laughter], but now there is nowhere else that a patriot can go [cries of "That's the stuff"]. The democratic party has done the right thing in nominating Bayard for president, for it is my belief that nobody but an Englishman could properly represent it at this time [applause]. It has been demonstrated again that when there is a great emergency, and the life of the nation is at stake, it has one sure reliance in the republican party IOWA. At- t»i Ola*ke •& FARM LOANS. I Reft* Aigohft State fi&ftfe. • AfcGOtfl, 1A« MEAL Iflfofrnfttloh l!i Fd^ftfd to i&ttdil ife ilflij , i6WA t OKO; B. OtiABlii, • . -tiftAS. A. Clarke & Oolieiiiotti', ATTORNEYS AT LAW. AfcGONA, IOWA. Geo. U. Cloitd, (Successor to W. B. QUaftofc) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. ALOONA, IOWA. Offloo over Kossuth County State Bank. • Sullivan & McMahon, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Postofllco Block. At-OOWA, IOWA» it; E. V. Swettiiig, A TTOXNJS7 A T LAW, Monoy to loan. ALGONA, IOWA. continued cheers']. I think the republicans have done the right thing in placing their standard in the hands of Allison [applause and cries of "Hurrah for Hinchon and Allison!"] And now I am a man of few words. But I must say this, the state of Iowa will not be true to 'herself if she neglects to put Dolliver in Allison's seat [applause, and Byan pounds the stage with his wooden leg]. One thing more: If I should be elected to congress—[a voice in the audience: "What about pensions?"] Gentlemen, you who have seen these scars-;——".. At this point somebody in the audience shouted, "Mr. Chairman I" and all eyes turned to see a man . who had climbed up one of the pillars under the balcony and was holding on by his legs and.Hi-ins while he vociferated: "How do you stand on the tariff?" The General's brows" knit for a moment, but a •ripple of laughter began to be heard, -and he caught the infection, his grim ^features' relaxing into a smile as he I 'o Q 1 d ••'..' • :^ < -; '•' :r ' '•' • . . ' •' ' .'•"'' J. L. DONAB. Boiiar H. JI. FELLOWS. & Fellows, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. ' Oolleotlons will receive prompt attentloa. Kooms 8 and 0, Algona State Bank Bl'dg. Branch office at Wesley, Iowa. ALGONA, IOWA. is tiply accomondations by three nor Capt. J. W. Luke, chairman of the Iowa railroad commission, died at his homo in Hampton last Friday night. He was a prominent member of the legislature for two terms and took an important and leading part in the passage of the present commissioner law. He had been a member of the commission for tiye years. Iowa Congressmen fared well in the assignment of committees by Speaker Reed last Friday. Congressman Dolliver se-i cures.the, place ou the most important committee, that of ways and means, made vacant by the promotion of Gear to the senate, Henderson is made chairman of the judiciary committee and is placed sec- ond'on rules, of which the speaker is chairman. Iowa members received more chairmanships, .in proportion to their number, than any other state delegation. Chas. E. Sinclair, who founded the Buffalo Center Tribune and who has very ably conducted it for three years, has sold out the paper to J. H. Foster and H. B, Davlin, both well known young men of Buffalo Center. treble the "happiness of thei.r occupants. For ail- that the'bpoming of newspapers can do to substitute inflated for honest estimates of its merits and importance, every town must eventually be rated, with all whose intelligence gives their opinions any value, only as it deserves to be." This being true, the newspapers, as also all other friendly agencies, should make the quest of "the bubble reputation" the smallest item of its public duty. Its main business should be to create dissatisfaction with what may bo improved. # * * The departure of Prof. Gilchrist and the severing of his relations with the public school have called out very earnest expressions of regret from patrons and pupils. The Professor was much liked by the latter and was doing an excellent work, .His veil attested ability and his rich oxper- encowere at the service'of the school vlthout stint. Ho had it in his power to perform a great service and ho did not ne- ;lect the opportunity. this more of population, each 300,000 people in the The probability is that the tenth congressional district, along the third and the eleventh will be made smaller by winter's legislature, as they have than their share showing up over census of 1895. The tenth has a population of 237,941 whereas the average of the eleven congressional districts is only 187, 097 inhabitants each, A reapportlopment will have to be made, and when a work of this character is begun there is no telling where it will end. Just as congress w.asa.boHti.to', adjourn, Friday, a message came IrOfld % t WbJ.te house appealing to the two h up the usual holiday adjournment anc tddress themselves to the devising of measures of financial relief, which h,e gave them to understand wore Imperat- lyely needed. Th.e suggestion was heed* ed, and Cleveland has thus succeeded Jr throwing the responsibility upon congress The house has promptly accepted ike re sensibility and wi» i» ft few days have ! bill ready, JBSP-" jy '! UJ. 4-.. - '• ' '' l L l " J ''" The Bancroft Register wants the com ing legislature to amend fae pil inspection law so as to release $h,e neopje of t&e state from the clvstoh^-af theSta,n<Jar4 QU QOJ» papy, ''which, Ja BQW }« a position to, fo wh»t9*w tt e 9aHPpaWYebit to &efjB|Br says the fight7the hated-British, the Dutch/have captured everything in the' rear.- The" carpenters are: at work cutting u door through the-partition wall, and Chris Heis.e, will be •; in, the. postoffice some time in'the'course of the night. He will be a popular P. M. Courier's report of battle, Sept. 5: The charge led by Col. Hinchon was one of the most brilliant in the thrilling history of the war.- The enemy were mowed down by our dreadful fire and lay in thick heaps on the glory field. Major Ryan was injured early in the engagement and was carried from the. field 'shouting: "Hurrah for. Jackson!" Courier, Oct. 1: The, following explains itself: "In camp, Quebec, Sept. 25.—Col. R. H. Spencer, Dear sir: The camp is quiet today after the carnage attendant upon my capture of this supposed-to-be impregnable stronghold, and I have had a few hours for reflection. These have not been -the most pleasant. I assure you, One of the first men I met among" the civilians here was a former political associate from Allamakee county. He says there is a Danson & Butler, LAW, LOANS AND LANDS. , , Collections a specialty. Office in Gardner Oowles'"new building. AtGONA, IOWA. it' + . Welt Miller, ATTORNEY AjVD COUNSELOR LAW. Collections made, All busjuess promptly •attended to. WESLEY, - IOWA. erican' honor' and integrity in war and ' DEMOCRAT CAMPAIGN YARN. Denjson Review: Precisely the same system of deception, which Boies practiced four years ago when he predicted ihat Cleveland's election would add 30 ,ents to the price of a bushel of wheat and 15 cents to that of a bushel of corn, is being reproduced by demagogue Babb. Now it is the price of barley which is to be raised. The Chicago lager beer is not made of barley. It is made of rice and corn, It is not tionest but bogus beer, It can be made so cheap that no small brewery can compete. No lager beer or next to none would be manufactured in Iowa. The bogus monopoly beer, which is- a mere compound' with an injection of carbonic acid gas, has the market and will keep it. Honest beer needs no air pump, it can stand an hour and yet retain its beer qualities, The Chicago and Milwaukee monopoly beer cannot stand five minutes exposed to the air without becoming flat. Barley is npt used for the oridmary beer. We have this from one of the great brewers hi§; Sfe^^^^^lf regular colony of Iowa democrats here who left the United States t9 avoid the draft. I told him curtly I did not care to see them at present. What has embittered my feelings even more is the anti-war utterances of the democratic press of the northern states, It has relieved me to read the republican papers which are heartily supportingCleve- laud's vigorous policy, buc yet at the expense of my pride. I have solemnly vowed never to vote another democratic ticket. I believe in spite of all opposition we shall drive the British out of Canada in two weeks, And now I come to the. point, The Courier is a republican paper hereafter, and of her industries in peace; •'•.. '1 changed my mind on .this question .-a number of years before I changed my poli-r^" Here came the strangest interruption of all. The shouting about the door, which had been going on for s'ome minutes, increased so that chairman O'Connell pounded the desk with his gav- yel. "''This is the most unruly convention I ever tried to run," said he, "and I believe we shall break up in a regular riot." Just then there was^ a lull in/ the noise, and the strains or. martial music penetrated the hall. Instantly there was a hush, and then there was a shout: "The boys are coming!" The words were taken up by the throng and echoed and re-echoed, but when the tramp, tramp, tramp was heard, there was silence again. Presently the battle-scarred veterans began to file in and then there were cries of "There's Toml" "There's Mike!" "There's Jack!" "There's Pat!" Ttie band struck up, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," and from that on no record of the convention was kept. It is said it never adjourned. Mr. O'Connell remarked as he left the stage that they hadn't heard much about it down at the Fort, but "if they made as much of a racket over among the Canucks it must have been a good deal of a war," — •* • f — IDA VAN COURTLAND COMING. Miss Ida Van Courtland and her excellent company will appear at Call's Opera House for one week and Saturday matinee, commencing Monday, January 6, The following is from the Grand Forks Daily Herald of Nov. 6: The "New Magdalen" is a powerful pjay of human interest, and in the character of "Mercy Merrick" Miss S. S. Sessions,',. ., ATTORNEY AT LAW. >' Loans and .Insurance. Special • attention given, to'colleotlons ora/l^kmas.l Over Ohrlschilles' Store. , : ALGpJS^ L. K. Garfleld, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, State street. AX.GONA, IOWA. M. J. Kenefick, M. D., Over Taylor's" Store. AT/JONA, - - IOWA,. Dr. H. C. McCoy, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. Office with Dr. Garfleld, State street. Residence McGregor street, Dr. L, A. Slieetz, DRUGGIST AND STATIONER. Prescriptions filled. Deals In Paints, Oils, Books, Perfumeries, Etc, Oor. State and TJiorlnffton, IA, DENTIST. D. J>. S,, --»• ,,-,,.. f -,.,,. j eniocratJO Jeaders njttat •yarns •VaLUO* '«'»*» / T|f •* w fr«"*'»" r '"^ r —" ^*— -— TTC-"^.* 1 have unlimited faith in the ignorance, and gullibility pf their followers. PERTINENT. course I must have a republican editor Could you " From U, D, M, editorial, Sept, 6, entitled "The Second Hero of Quebec;" This astonishing series of great victories, culminating in five months in toe capture of the most strongly fortified city on the continent, a fortress which, military science had wade a veritable Gibraltar, and which British, valor had defended successfully for 139 years and through —"" """' D ™ lfcv the United (States point iathe '""" Van Courtland has a part that should place her in the very front rank of Ara^ erican actresses, so powerful ana artistic is her delineation of the trials of unfortunate yet noble Magdalen, Miss Claire gave-a better showing as Grace - ' than in the comedy part in Local anaesthetic for deadening pain gums when extracting teeth. ALGONA, IOWA, , E. S, aiasier, ». », S DENTAL ROOMS, Over the AJgona State Bank, two wars at every otU» ijQD-of, .British, ivw'.W^^£g$Jl9Bm 'kk°' wondep WKffi^w&^'m'^m^m ' J pwwloJ^w^siwl%> nnr AliW;Mfc, m Pp^W ? |P^ v m fftUeMlwnfslUnKcelerity with. <wMs! they wens w,,.™ „-,.., ..-, New Orleans, the only, one, < fougUt with white men. Bancroft JRegister;.,- „-,-.. ... - — ,QQQfor a. shoe factory it raise a fwtioo of that a»d p.ut in elected Ughte? - 4 • -•*---•» business Q| our; far '- xs^'^^y^mjgsr Lathrop was all that could be desired, dignified, refined, She was to the life what the character called for—toe fine 'old English dowager of refinement and education; Mr, Butler Bpwtai attention, (rtuen to swing teeth, . best of modern anaesthetics ysefl make operations as painless $s possible, JOWA, ' ' , WP ^, that tU§y Uavs not even a, for the lie washing wm&» *«* w*° «w* & r•/,.. & ..» :*,. '.vte'Sii.^'.!....^ ,•» >rdy conflict, won QH tbe

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