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f 1 \ * ' . ,. »,if J j.«..^ J ,... BY MILTON STARR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES; One Year, in Advance $1.50 Six Months 75 three Months 4° It looks now as though it will take two halls to hold the democratic national convention at Chicago. One of the hardest cases the editor has to deal with is the grown man who insists that you would think just as he does were ifc not for that personal grudge. Does it not seem strange that just when the staunch free silver states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington have repudiated free silver that Iowa should suddenly get excited and begin to shout? Free silver is dead in the shell. Whatever may be the fact, it does not seem quite the thing for congress to pass a river and harbor bill bigger than all the big bills of the past, with the little money available for appropriations. Probably Cleveland would add something to his popularity by using his veto on it. Victor B. Dolliver, of Fort Dodge, was recently admitted to the bar. He is a young man of thorough education and ample mental equipment, and he has the gift of oratory which counts for so much in the profession which he has chosen. lie enters the field with well matured powers and his success is assured. The Ohio delegation to the St. Louis convention will carry a banner wearing this device: "JSfo one need be in any doubt about what the republican party stands for. It stands now, as ever, for honest money and a chance to earn it by honest toil."—Prom the speech of the Hon. Win. McKinley before the Marquette Club, of Chicago, February 12,1890. It is lucky that in these days of financial stress this nation has a republican house of representatives. Almost the solid democratic vote in the senate was given last week to a motion to take up a bill prohibiting the president issuing any more bonds without the express permission of congress. The free sil- Ver senators voted with them, giving the political bandits a majority. The measure was urged by senators who well know that the democratic tariff law does not yield near money enough to meet the expenditures voted by them, and who know that their policy if adopted would mean panics and widespread ruin. Dr. Lewis E. Curts, the young man whom the general conference at Cleveland iias just placed at the head of the great Methodist book concern, -was an Iowa boy and a graduate of Cornell College, taking his degree in '69. Students of the institution in his day remember him as a strikingly handsome boy, and as bright and healthy intellectually and morally as he was physically. He was given to poetry, and was so full of fun that his entrance upon the ministry must have been a general surprise. He was clean and pure in his student life and felt a contempt for unworthy methods which he vigorously expressed. He was elected one of the agents of the book concern four years ago, and on the election of Earl Cranston as Bishop, he was placed at its head. He will likely be a bishop himself some day. \ DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. The democratic state convention, held at Dubuque last week, came near ending in « riot. Its proceedings approached the point of riot all the way through. A desperate fight was waged between the sound money and silver democrats and the latter won by a large majority, one of the test votes being 685* to 227*. A platform was adopted declaring explicitly for free coinage at the 16 to 1 ratio. Following is the clause which it is said Gov. Boies desired to have incorporated into the platform: "In making this declaration we do not ignore or underestimate the importance of the democratic doctrine that the parity of coins made from the two metals of which a double standard is composed, should be faithfully and honorably maintained.: And while we believe a ratio that has been. substan* tially continued for three-fourths of a century, in the most prosperous period of our country : s history, will prove , equally efficient and equally satisfac- \ tory if we adopt it now, still if, when ^ilver and gold are restored to absolute Duality before the law, with equal rights in the mints of the nation and as money of final redemption, reasonable experience shall demonstrate that parity at the ratio aforesaid cannot be maintained, we pledge the democracy of Iowa to aid by every means within its power in the establishment of anew ratio, just to all classes of our citizens alike, by which such parity shall be maintained." It was voted down in committee, and now it is believed by many democrats that Boies will repudiate the platform. With this clause incorporated the plat- form would have been pMtitically what it was last year, when it was claimed that the sentiments of the democratic masses were smothered by the office holders who captured the convention. There is nobody now on earth who wants any such silver dollar as this alleged Boies plank calls for, twice the size and weight of the present silver dollar. Nobody, whether populist or not, wants to carry around an enormously big dollar like that, and no silver baron would ask to have such a dollar coined. The demand of the latter is for a 50-cent dollar and a law to make it pass for 100 cents. The Boies scheme is therefore not a possible settlement of the existing money question. It is an attempted imposition which is too stupid to impose upon anybody. The doubt that has been already cast upon Boies' position will probably be enough to kill him with the populist element, and of course the sound money democrats will have nothing to do with him. What is really demanded by the populist democrats of this state and of the west and south as well is some such red-mouthed man as Altgeld, who will batter his mutton head against the stone wall of public opinion and not wink. Boies thinks too much and therefore he is afraid of the sober second thought of other democrats who think. THINGS THAT ARE SETTLED. The Chicago Inter Ocean of Saturday gave a complete Hat of delegates to the St. Louis convention, with their instructions and pledges so far as obtainable. The instructions are official, having been obtained from the secretaries of the several conventions, while the pledges of uninstructed delegates are given upon the declarations of the delegates themselves. The figures thus given show that McKinley has 414 instructed delegates, 14 under resolutions of indorsement, and 129 pledged, making a total of 557. The seats of 45 of these delegates are contested, but in case all shall be unseated their candidate will still have 512 votes, or 50 more than a majority. All doubts in regard to McKinley's nomination have disappeared, and the only questions for the national convention to deliberate upon will be in regard to the vice presidency and the platform. The general character of the platform has been foreshadowed by the resolutions adopted by the several state conventions. It will speak with emphasis, in the spirit if not in the language of McKinley, for "an honest dollar and a chance to earn it by honest toil." It is fortunate for the republican party and for the country that the nomination has been decided thus early and it is especially fortunate that the choice has been declared in the manner in which it .has been. Unquestionably the people and not the bosses are to have their first choice. Not only so, but they have themselves made the choice. Nothing has been left to manipulation. The nomination coming as it will as the expression of the wish of the republican masses, no man or faction will have any claim upon McKinley when he is elected. If anybody has it will no be the bosses, who used every artifice and exhausted every resource to defeat him. Not only does the result place the republican party in a happy position, but it will help to dispel a growing skepticism in the ability of the people to rule. Not since Grant's second nomination has a presidential candidate received an unquestioned majority of votes on the first ballot, and so proved himself the first choice of his party. The belief that no popular candidate could ever reach the presidency has been growing for fifty years. An exception like that of the present year, while it may prove the rule, will still prove that the rule which bars the fittest men from the presidency has its exceptions. THE BOIES CAMPAIGN. Everybody supposed that the Boies campaign was a campaign for free silver with a whoop and a yell. With all the talk of "free silver" and execration of the gold standard men we have had for a month, who would have supposed that there would be any equivocation or playing fast and loose on that question? And yet the people of the state are all at sea as to how much of a free silver man the wily ex-governor is. The Courier has always been a radical free silver, 16 to 1, paper, and it has de- nouuced the gold standard with as much evident sincerity and earnestness as has. any paper coming under our notice. Yet here is an, editorial article, token from its last week's issue, whiph must have been perused with surprise by its unsophisticated readers. It attributes to Gov. Boies very conservative sentiments on the silver question, involving a complete repudiation of the crazy 16 to 1 idea and the recognition of the gold standard. Not only so, but the Courier says emphatically that in this regard the "governor is entirely right." Well, Well! But here is the article: At this writing we have not seen in print the platform adopted by the democratic convention of Dubuque, but it is reported to be 16 to 1 platform, It is said also that in this particular it is contrary to the wishes of Governor Boies. Re is said to have been in fav- of of declaring for the restof&ttoti of silver as ft primary Money on a parity with gold, and Jo that we think the governor was entirely right. The party should declare for the restoration of silver, and the matter of raiid is of lifc, tie importance. The time to fix the ratio is when A president and congress are elected that are in favor of restoring silver. When that much is accomplished, let congress then determine what the commercial ratio is, and coin on that ratio. There is but little doubt that if a president and congress friendly to the white metal were elected, the commercial ratio would be by that time 16 to 1 or nearly so; but at all events, at that time and not till then should the party declare the ratio. We are sorry that Governor Boies did not have his own way in that respect, and hope that if the silver men are in the majority at Chicago they will take the conservative and safe course of declaring for the principle of bimetalism, the restoration of silver, not at an arbitrary ratio, but at the commercial ratio. The contest on congressman in the eleventh district is now practically at an end, with Perkins a f ure winner. The eleventh district has been very creditably represented by Mr. Perkins. EDITORIAL OPINION. Carroll Herald: Grover Cleveland is the richest man ever elected to the presidency of the nation. But when he first ran for the office, twelve years ago, his belongings only amounted to $8,000. The impression that President Cleveland doesn't know a thing or two has permanently disappeared. Des Moines State Anzeiger, dem: We hope we may be mistaken, but the outlook is most gloomy for the democratic party. Those who do not believe that the simple fiat of the government can make a dollar out of a 50-cent piece and who realize that by flooding the United States with silver from Japan and China, from Germany and Brazil and Mexico, up to the thousand million mark and more, the government cannot possibly guarantee their value in gold, these earnest and conscientious democrats will realize for the first time that they are men whom their party has deserted and that their party has been sold put to the silver barons of the west. _ , JUDICIAL CONVENTION. A Republican Convention for the Fourteenth Judicial District of the State oi Iowa, is hereby called to meet atEmmetsbur#, at 2 o'clock p. m.. on the 30th day of June, 1808, for the purpose of placing in nomination u candidate for District Judge. The several counties composing 1 the district wih be entitled to representation in said Convention as follows: .One delegate at larpe from each county and in addition thereto one delegate for every Two Hundred votes or major fraction thereof, east for P. M. Drake for Governor at the general election in 1805. ,, . „ ,, The Kepresentation will be as follows: Buena Vista County . .IfiTo votes, 9 delegates Clay " • Dickinson Emmet Humboldt Kossuth Palo Alto Pocahontas ... .. OOo ..1808 ..1905 ..1202 -.1272 By order of Committee; Dated May 25th, 1800 7 5 0 8 10 7 7 59 J. E. BTJLAND. Chairman. EEPUBLIOAN COUNTY C To the republican electors oi Kossuth conn- tJ Pursuant to a call of the Republican State Central Committee of Iowa, the Congressional committee of the Tenth congressional district of Iowa, the Judicial committee of the Bpur- teenth Judicial district of Iowa, there will be a deleeate convention or the republicans of Kossuth county, held in the city of Aluona, on Friilny, Juno !JG, 18!>0, at 11 o'clock, a.m., at the Court House, for the nuroose of selecting ten delegates to represent said county in each of the following conventions, to-wit: Judicial convention at Emmetsburg, June aoth, 1800 ;8tate convention at Des Moines, July 15, 1890, and Congressional convention .Inly 29. at Jell'erson. Ihe representation will be as follows : PKKCiNCTS. AlBOlW— First Ward Second Ward Third Ward Fourth Ward Hurt Buffalo Cresco Eagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfield Uermanla Grant Harrison Hebron Irvlngton Lotts Creek Ledyavcl Lu Verne Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsey Klverdale, Seneca Swea Sherman Springfield Imlou Wesley Wlilttemore COMMITTEEHAK. Eugene Tellier WP Jones LSlagle E V Swetting John Kerr Robt Welter O A Potter John Kay. A Peterson W W Alcorn W Shrader GS Wright W W Clements UK Stockman V8 Ellis :., LHUaldwin Seth Newcomb.... AH Bixby W A Wright IP Harrison Daniel Warburton. M J Maun KM Gardner Ohas Relnecke 8 H MnAdams JO Paxon Henry Warner 0 A Krricksou.. . •. G M Parsons WJ Burton WmUodds 28 Barrett N L Cotton Del. 4 a 3 3 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 B. F. CHOSE. Chairman. A FINE BAND With the Kirkhart-Ryan Circus, Which Shows in Algona Next Monday. The band with the Kirkhart-Ryan's circus gave a concert at the head of West Fourth street which was greatly enjoyed by several hundred people. This band includes about twenty men, and is not only one of the best ever beard in Waterloo but of the best seen with a circus, Nothing bin; high, grade mujiio is played, A TJie evening pfferwj' ance of .the circus drew a large crowd and was entirely satisfactory, being much better than many 50-cent shows. A feature that should alone enlist the patronage of the public is the strict honor of the management in not allowing any fakirs or gamblers of any kind to follow in the wake of the circus. This integrity is bound to build for Kirkhart-Ryan a reputation second to no circus traveling. They have a clean orderly and gentlemanly company of people traveling with them.—Waterloo, Iowa, Courier. Dr. Kay's Lung Balm cures every kind of cough. Pleasant and safe for all ages. See ad. Karl's Clover Boot Tea purifies the blood aod gives a clear &ud beautiful cora- § lexlon. 1 old by Frank Dingley. HAS MEN HIS LAS The Man Who St6le Habeger's Blacks at West Heftd La§t Pall is jailed, He Did & Wholesale Business and Now ife Will be Punished Accordingly.— Did He Taka the Mirier Team? Peter Habeger, of Garfield township, had a team and carriage stolen on the night ot November first, 1895, and only last week the thief was jailed at Far- mont, Minnesota. Mr. Habeger wtnt up there Saturday to see what had become of his property, and he got back to Algomi Sunday afternoon. He says the thief, who gives his name as Frank Erven, has disposed of some sixteen teams iu Minnesota, mostly in Cass county, and parties are now out gath* ing them in that they may be returned to their owners. Two indictments were already standing against the thief, whatever his name may be, and he was to be taken to Cass county, Minnesota, yesterday to stand trial on one of them. It is supposed that he is going under an assumed name. Mr. Habeger's horses were a fine pair of blacks, weighing 2600. He suspects that the thief had local assistance. He has spent about $80 already in the search for his property, and is well pleased at the prospect of securing it and having the criminal punished. Mr. Habeger made hot pursuit after his team the next day after the theft. He followed them as far as St. James but had to give up the chase. Mayor Haggard believes that the Miner team, which disappeared last fall a few miles west of town, were taken by the same party or parties. No trace of the team has ever been foaud, and the suspicion under the circumstances is natural. If it should be found to be a correct theory it will tend to strengthen the belief that the Minnesota thief had a local confederate. The matter should be sifted to the bottom. Mr. Habeger says there was talk of lynching up in Minnesota. The farmers were excited and might go to that extreme. It is understood that if the thief is made to suffer the lawful penalty of his crimes he will not get out of jail for 48 years. He is between 50 and 60 years old, which means that if justice is done him he will steal no more horses nor enjoy any more night rides over the Iowa and Minnesota prairies. M. D. McCALL DEAD. Expired Suddenly, Friday Last, of Heart Disease — Was a Resident a Quarter of a Century. The death of Marvin P. McCall, last Friday, was a surprise and shock to the community, as very few were aware that he'was sick. His own family had very brief warning of the nearness of the event. Mr. McCall, who was 73 years old on the 15th instant, has been subject to periodical attacks of sickness, which had not been considered serious. He was taken sick Thursday evening about 7 o'clock and died a little after two o'clock next day. Dr. Tribon was called Friday morning, and found him suffering from heart disease, but there seemed to be no cause for alarm. Fifteen minutes before he expired his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Paul, suggested to him that the children be called, but Mr. McCall, not realizing how near he was to death, thought it was not necessary. The funeral was attended on Sunday afternoon and was from the residence, Bev. G. W. Southwell of the M. E. church preaching the sermon. Mr. McCall was born near Dayton, Ohio, May 15, 1823. From there he moved in 1840 to where Chicago now stands. At that time there were but a few buildings there. In 1862 he moved to Chickasaw county, and from there he came to Algona in 1871. He was married in June, and 1857, to Martha W. Stone, of Waukon, Winnebago county, Wis., who survives him. Miss DeEtta McCall, his daughter, died some ten years ago. The children living are Mrs. J. E. Paul, Mrs. George Brooks, Miss Dell, Frank and Leon. Mr. McCall was a good citizen and was very highly esteemed by all who knew him. The bereaved family have had the sympathy of the neighbors in their sorrow and they wish to express thanks to allwho tendered their kindly offices. Walker Bros, now have a full line of Chase and Sanborn's tea as well as their coffees. CITY SCHOOL NOTES. Miss Hotelling returned to school on Monday after a week's absence. School closes Friday, June 12, the last week to be devoted principally to examination, graduation,etc, The graduating class are arranging for a baccalaureate sermon to be given in the Congregational church, June 7th. The sermon is to be delivered by Bev. Sinclair, the other ministers assisting in the service. A new feature of the high school commencement exercises this year will be a history of the class by one of the members. This is an interesting variation from the antiquated class prophecy, ;;, ; ... :. _ ..,.;/,; ;;.;•; ^ OG^'."..^ ' . The high . es occur op the 12tb* of June, at the opera house. Nine young ladies and three young men expect to complete the work at that time. The present Junior class consists of fourteen members, five boys and nine girls. It contains excellent material for next year's Senior class. Miss Jones is to confine all her ener gies next year to the special work of drawing. _ _ Greatest line of men's $2.50 shoes you ever saw, tans or black at Brownell & Allred's. _ _ Lessons in oil painting aad pastel. —•Mns. GOODNEB, North Dodge St. Constipation causes over balf the ills of women. Karl's Clover Root Tea is a pleasant cure for Constipation. 1 Sold by Frank Diogley. . •** . «JJ».««»Lt.j AYLGR'S The best line of [I, In the City. Largest stock and the lowest in price. Children's Oxfords a Specialty, JAS. TAYLOR. Here Comes 1> He 1 And it Brings- Kerosene and Gasoline RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.. STEPHENSON & STACY have put on an oil wagon and will deliver the Standard Go's. Kerosene and Gasoline at your door. Our oil wagon will make regular trips each day. You will save time and money by becoming our patron. No empty cans to carry up town. fc* ALGONA, IOWA. GREAT LEGAL BATTLE IS ON Clarke-Ellsworth Lawyer's Fee Case is Under Way in the District Court. Unparalleled Array of Legal Talent as Counsel and Witnesses—Will Take a Week—Judge Thomas Presides. District Court, Judge Quarton presiding, opened Monday, and the town is full of lawyers, judges, jurymen, witnesses and lookers-on. Of judges on and off the bench we .have Thomas, Cook, Weaver of Iowa Falls, Birdsell of Clarion, and Carr of Des Moines. Of outside attorneys E. M. Wright of Ft. Dodge, C. M. Nagle of Clarion, C.E. Cohoon and numerons others are here. The jury in the Clarke-Ellsworth case were impanelled yesterday afternoon. Judge Carr and Geo. E. Clarke are for Col. Clarke and R. M. Wright, Judge Cook and Sullivan & McMahon are for Ellsworth. The case will take a weekatleast. Judge Thomas presides in this case, and Judges Weaver, Birdsell and Quarton will be witnesses. Wm. Smith was arrested the last of the week charged with stealing the iron framework of a washing machine from the rear of McComb's steam 1 laundry, and Justice Clarke bound him over to the grand jury. Almost the first work put in by that body was on Smith, who was indicted for grand larcency. Smith sold the iron at the foundry, it is said, for 80 cents. The grand jury has returned an indictment against Ervin, of Minnesota, for stealing the team of Mr. Habeger, of Garfield township, last fall. PERSONAL MENTION, O. T. Dawson of Mason City, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. W. Stebbins, and his uncle Perry Wilkins. It will be remembered that Algona is Mr. Dawson's former home. He is in the tailor business at Mason City and is out for a little recreation on account of poor health. He reports that Mason City is strictly in the push for business. 0. B. Matson has been up from Missouri for a few days. He wears a Bland button, but be says he makes it even by wearing an Allison badge in Missouri. He says the winter was rainy, and there were but a few freezes, Crops are looking very fine this spring. Corn is knee high and winter wheat will be ready to cut next week. Mr. George Howard and wife and daughter;,;Qf Corwitfc,, visited mAlgona,; Mo "' home a number of young hard maples which be secured from W- II. Ingbam. Mrs. Dr- McCoy goes to Minneapolis Saturday to attend the commencement exercises of the university. Miss Louise, who has been pursuing post graduate studies during the past year, will take a master's degree. C. J. Brown left on Monday for Maj> seilles, Illinois, to see his brother, who was about to have an operation performed for heynia and whose condition was very critical. Supervisor B. F. Smith, Representative Sam Mayne and Lawyers P. M. Barslou and C. C. Thompson came down from the nortb Monday morning to attend court. Mrs. fcangdon left for Chicago OR Friday evening. She went to y?sit ftn daughter, Mrs-P- P- Townjeud, and it is expected that she will be absent'f. for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, of Greencastle, Indiana, who had been visiting their daughter, Mrs. L. J. Bice, left for their home on Friday evening. Geo. E. Clarke, J. • W. Wadsworth and Judge Quarton brought a big load of fish on their return from Spirit Lake- last week. J. W. Tennant and wife went on a fishing expedition to Lost Island lake last week. They made a big catch. W. T. Reynolds and wife, of Spirit Lake, friends of L. J. Bice, were in town yesterday between trains. Geo. C. Call and wife went to Chicago Friday evening. They expected to be absent a week or ten days. : Mrs. Dr. Garfield returned ho from Sheldon last evening. The doctor remained for a few days. Dr. Sheetz left for a visit to Miune-' apolis yesterday evening. Lieut. Foster and wife went to Livermore Monday. Will Galbraith is home from school at Omaha. SIX CIRCUS MEN DROWNED. Cloud Burst at McGregor Floods "Bloody Run" and Carries Destruction in Its Path. Twenty Lives Known to Have Been Lost and Others are Missing and Probably ,<• Drowned—Widespread Havoc of \ Cyclone and Flood in Iowa. Only local trains have been run on the Milwaukee this week, and the reason is that some thirteen miles of railroad between Monona and McGregor, with five or more bridges were swept away by a flood last Sunday night, caused by what seems to have been a cloud burst. The station atBeulah junction was completely swept away, and it is said that no trace of it can be found. It will be weeks before the road and bridges can be replaced, There was a loss of 20 lives at North McGregor by drowning, "Bloody Run" having risen suddenly in the night and overflowed its banks, sweeping away the small houses \ on the low ground. Besides the dead <• others are missing, The disaster by cyclone and flood is one of the most widespread over the state for years, and much loss of }if e and property is reported, A Register special from McGregor says: Passengers from North McGregor give particulars of the deluge there, but they vary but little from those sent from here last night. The bodies of seven towns-people have been recovered; also those of six cat)* vassmen attached to Kirkhart & Ry» an's circus. The canvassmen bad beei}, at South jifcGreg&r, •• ^-ILI Z.'-M-~.a .J...Z4.1. ^^.'t.-— toNort^MeGregopftijd entered a . ... car in which they were caught when the storm came. W. W. Robinson, says the most conservative estimates places the loss of \. life at North McGregor at 27, and that it will be several days before the names- of all can be learne'd. The circus pro- ' prietors are here from McGregor. They have no record giving the names or addresses of their si* canYassmen; drown* ed at North McGregor and their idept£\ ty will probably never be known, 4 15 minutes'delay in switching the circus train is all that saved the entire* ..' outfit and fifty people from destruction. IB .':— • ..'.' * For a brand of tea that will run the- :, same the year around try any of Chase- & Sanborn's- .'. Lessons in oil painting and pasted -' ~ 'North -"'