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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 3, 1896
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SILVER IN CONTROl -ADMlNIStRAtlON GIVEN UP SAID TO HAVE THE FIGHT 1896 JUW, 1896 *** ^^ ^ ^^ . . t^J.-1-J^-.mJ Jfat 41»e Control of tho Democratic Na» tlonsvl Convention, Admitting That there Will Be it Strong 10 to 1 l>lttwlt Adopted. Vice President Stevenson Will Probably Be the Nominee. CHICAGO June 1.—The Times-Herald rpublishcs the following from Walter Welbnan, its Washington correspondent : The reported free silver victory m Kentucky is cbnflrmed by private dispatches, and the administration has given up the fight for control of the Chicago convention. It is now admitted on all sides that the silver men will have control of that convetiou by a comfortable majority, and President Cleveland and the members of his cabinet hope the leaders will adhere to their purpose of making a platform for free coinage at 16 to 1. In this way, according to tho view of the president, the country will have an opportunity to choose between two systems of finances, thus hastening the coming of a period .of quiet on the currency question. They Agree With the .President. The silver leaders agree with the president, oddly enough, and say there is no doubt that the platform will be made quite as strong as Mr. Cleveland could want it for the purpose of bringing on a test vote. Whether the administration will or will not advise a •bolt at Chicago largely depends upon the character of the platform adopted at St. Louis. The voice of President •Cleveland is for war in case the platform of the Republicans is not \inequiv- ocally for the gold standard. There are many indications, however, that the administration is losing much influence which it formerly possessed, and that leading Democrats in all parts of the country are trying to figure some way in which they can be saved without the jpresiclen't assistance or leadership. fStevcnsou for President- There is observable among the silver men an increased amount of talk about nominating Vice President Stevenson at Chicago. A number of senators have within tho last few days declared them- iselves in favor of his nomination, and • quite a boom for the Illinois man is •now on here. The nomination of Mr. I'Stevensou would be veiy popular in Washington, for every senator and representative likes the vice president and realizes that if he should chance to be •elected he would be a comfortable man **to get along with in the White House. "¥arious unauthorized statements have been made that the vice president contemplated making an explanation of his •views 011 the currency question, but Mr. Stevenson said he had no such ac- ,tion in mind, and did not see that there •was any reason why he should declare "himself. He said he was not a candi •xlatefor the presidential nomination. Everyone in Washington understands •fchat the vice president is a silver man, :and his "soundness" on that question us Touched for by many Democratic senators who talked privately with him. It is said hero that Governor Altgeld is Interested in the Stevenson movement, •and. will throw the Illinois delegation for him at the proper moment. •PROHIBITIONISTS DIVIDE UP. Delegates Sli, 14 21 28 Mo. 8 15 22 29 Tu, 2 16 23 30 We. 8 10 17 24 Til, 11 18 26 M, 6 12 19 Sat. 6 13 20 27 SUMMARY OF THE WEEK'S NEWS Pine Tuesday, May 20. Coal has been discovered near Eidge agency, in South Dakota. Chicago's proposed Southern states cotton exposition has been indefinitely postponed. An outbreak of Turkish soldiers has occurred in Crete and numerous Chris- inns were shot. A North Dakota man committed sui- :ide in Chicago rather than return to ;he morphine habit. Turkey has paid indemnities to Eng- and, France and Russia for an attack upon consuls at Jiddah. Governor Morton's nomination as vice president may result from the Quay-McKinley conference. Phoebe Cousins is ill in California. She is said to have appealed for aid to Susan B. Anthony in vain. William S. Cherry, of Chicago, who spent three years in Central Equatorial Africa, lias left for another expedition into that country. Wednesday, May 27. Charles Wan-en Lippitt was inaugurated as governor of Rhode Island Tuesday. The New York court of appeals has decided that the Raines excise law is constitutional. The senate committee on pensions has referred the Pickler pension bill to sub-committee consisting of Senators Gallinger, Vilas, Peffer, Palmer and Pritchard. The Guarantee Loan and Trust company of Seattle, Wash., has closed its doors and assigned for the benefit of its creditors. Injudicious loans on Washington property are blamed for the fail- 6l tfac Thtnga Whtait Mdttofti Gu*» totaS too Sot Allow, The "laws of war*' ns at present formulated by civilized nations forbid the use ol poison against the enemy; inurder by treachery, such as'iigstiitotiig the uniform or displaying the flag of tho foe; the murder of those who have Stif- rr.ndered, whether upon conditions <or at discretion; declarations ihat ho quarter will be given to an enemy; the use of such arms or projectiles ns will cause unnecessary pain or suffering 1 to an enemy;, the abuse of n flag of trtico to gain information concerning' an enemy's position; all unnecessary destruction of property, whether public or private. They also declare that only fortified places shall be besieged, open villages or cities not to be subject to siege or bombardment; that public building* of whatever character, whether belonging 1 to the church or state, shall be spared; that plundering by private soldiers or their officers Khali be inacl- niissable; 1 hat prisoners shall be treated with common humanity; that the personal effects and private property of prisoners, excepting their arms nnd ammunition, shall be respected; that the population of an enemy's country shall lie considered to be exempt from participation in the war unless by hostile acts they provoke the ill will of the enemy; that personal and family honor, and the religious convictions of au invaded people, shall be respected by the intaclera, and that till pillage by regular troops or their followers shall be strictly forbidden. OLD LIGHTHOUSE. Tivo Tickets Nominated by the at I'lttsbnrg. PITTSBURG, May 29.—As was autici- -patecl by many, the national Prohibition party split over the money plank of tho platform but, contrary to expectations, it was tho "broad gangers" who were compelled to take the initiative, for the free silver plank was voted down after a long discussion. The candidates were placed upon the narrowest kind of a narrow gauge platform, embodying merely the principle of prohibition, and even omitting the suffrage plank, which has been a feature of its platforms for years past. Ex-Governor John P. St. John, seconded by nearly all the Western delegates, made a gallant fight for the Free Coinage of Silver, .and Helen Jl r . Gougar of Indiana and Mrs. L. A. Poole of New York struggled in vain for woman suffrage, but the narrow guage people controlled the convention and took everything. When the nominations for president were reached the name of Charles E. Bentley •of Nebraska, the broad guago candidate, was not presented, his boom having been burst by tho overwhelming defeat of the silver xorces at tho afternoon session. It was long after midnight before the last business was concluded and tho convention adjourned. Joshua Levering of Maryland was nominated for president, and Hale John- won of Illinois for vice president. JJroail Onagers ISolt. The broad guago element left the convention hall into at night and organized n rump convention in another hall. Eleven state chairman were among the bolters and 24 states were represented. It was decided to appoint a committee of iivo to visit the national Democratic and Populist; conventions and invite all dissatisfied persons to unite with the national party. The platform adopted was practically the broad guago platform reported at the the Prohibition 1 convention with less prohibition features. Charles E. Bently of Nebraska was nominated for president and J. H. SoutWite of North Carolina for vice president. Yellow Fever Aids Insurgents. TAMPA, Flu., Juno 1.-Private ad- vims from Cuba announce that yellow ivver is raging there. On the 29th a train from Matauzas brought into Havana from one battalion GO men afflicted with tho fever. This, united with the i-ontinunl desertions, is reducing the Spanish forces greatly. Ninety soldiers from the Madras battalion in the Vuelta "bajo have joined forces with Maceo on account of tho scant supply tions. ure. At a meeting of the business men of Baltimore $188,750 were subscribed to aid in freeing Johns Hopkins university from the burdens which the failure of the Baltimore and Ohio railway to pay dividends has imposed upon it. Thursday, May 28. The 12th synod of the Reformed church of America is holding a week's session at Dayton, O. The senate confirmed the nomination of Dominick I. Murphy to be commissioner of pensions, and Napoleon Tecumseh Jackson Dana, to be assistant commissioner. Dr. Terrill, who is attending Colonel John Mosby says that his patient is not dying, although Colonel Mosby was at onetime very dangerously ill. Ho is now convalescent. Successful experiments in the presence of President Diaz have been made with a new explosive invented by Manuel Gama, a Mexican citizen. Compared with the best of foreign explosives that of Gania is nearly double their penetrating force. of ra- Friday, May 20. The insurrection in Crete is very fie- ri qus for the Turks. Fire broko out in tho tower of the Kremlin, but the flames were speedily subdued. Ex-Governor S. D. McEnery has been elected United States senator from Louisiana. Wishard, the property of E. Wishard, the American turfman, won the Wilton Welter Handicap Plato, valued at 150 sovereigns, at the Manchester (Eng.) Whitsuntide meeting. Merman Kreck, a member of the firm of Kreck, Coeterman & Co., diamond importers, Cincinnati, was found guilty in the United States court at Philadelphia of attempting to smuggle diamonds. Saturday, May 30. Eva Booth, daughter of General Booth of the Salvation Army, has sailed from London for Camulti Francis F Shober, a member of tho Forty-first and Forty-second congresses and at one time secretary of tho United States senate, is dead at Salisbury, N. 0. M. Gaston Bruno Paulin Paris, the French philologist, has been elected to the seat hi the French academy made vacant by the death of Alexandra Dumas. The American bark John Paisley, Captain Shepherd, from Singapore on April 20, for Hong Kong, went ashore on Montana island. The natives at once commenced to plunder the vessel. Monday, June 1. "Brick" Pomeroy, the noted newspaper man, is dead. In a panic among hungry peasants at the feast in Moscow over 1,000 people were trampled to death. The Kentucky silver men seem tu have won in the selection of delegate* to the Democratic state convention. Abdallah Pasha, the new governor of Crete, at the head of the imperial force, has relieved the beleaguered garrison of Vamos. Henry M. Stanley, who has been so seriously ill at Madrid as to have made it necessary to send for his wife, has recovered and is able to start for London. Rev. L. B. Stateler, Montana's first Protestant pastor, who had labored more than 30 years for the cause of the Methodist Episcopal churc-h, died recently at Willow Creek. Was Built by tho Romans and Is Still In Good Condition. Tlie oldest (house existing in England is the Eomn.n Pharos or lighthouse, which still forms so conspicuous an object on the cliffs within the precincts of Dover castle. The masonry of this interesting work is composed of tufa, cement and Roman bricks, or tiles, and is in the best style of Roman workmanship. History and tradition are alike silent as to the actual date of its erec t-ion, but, judging from the style of masonry, and bearing in mind that tho erection of such a beacon would be a practical necessity when once the Bo- mans had thoroughly established themselves in southern Britain, one may f airly ascribe it to a date not much later than the middle of the first century, A D., following on the expedition of Claudius, and the succeeding conquests of Plautius, who brought most of the island south of the Thames under thu Eoman domination. To the upper part of this lighthouse was added in Tudor times an octagonal superstructure, still remaining 1 , although in a sadly battered condition. The remains of lake dwellings, such as have been found at Burton Mere, in Suffolk, and near Glastonbury, in Somerset, are supposed by some to date back so far as 1200 B. C.; but, although these are built on piles, they hardly come within the meaning of the question. DESTRUCTIVE LIGHTNING. Strokes That Ilavo Resulted In Enormous Loss ot Life. The most deetructivastrokes of lightning have been those which have caused explosions. There, have been several notable instances of accidents of this kind. Thus, on August IS, 18C9, says the Bangor Commercial, the tower of St. Nazaire, at Brescia, was struck by lightning. In a large vault beneath tho tower lay an immense quantity of gunpowder. This immediately exploded; a sixth part, of the whole city of Brescia was destroyed, while not a single building escaped damage. The stones oi the tower were flung up into the air nucl carried by the force of the explosion to immense distances. The number of persons killed was 3,000. In another case, the fortress of Luxemburg 1 , in which again there was stored a great quantity of gunpowder, was struck by lightning. The explosion that followed reduced the whole of the lower town to a heap of ruins. In this instance, some cf the stones composing the fortress v.-rre hurled to a distance of close on t!.:ee miles. Again, in November, 1850, tho church of St. John, in the Island of Rhodes, which was used as a powder magazine, which struck in the same v ay. The church and the houses in Ihr- nr-lghborhod were destroyed, and v.-io-r? tlian 200 dead bodies were discovered among the debris. »*tort of a jftittt 10 it Vttltfnr and Ostentatious I'nflshloner. the celebrated father Dofcy, probably the greatest wit of that witty nation, Ireland, it ia related, says the Milwaukee Journal, that he oiice visited the palatial mansion of a perfect specimen of the nouveau* riches Who lived in the neighborhood of Dublin at the invitation of its pompous owner. He was shoton all over tlie liouse, his host faking great pains, as is habitual in such cases, to keep the witty and observant priest well in* formed as to the cost of all the beauti' till things he was shown. Finally, after making the complete tour of the chateau, the library Was reached, its tremendous shelves groaning under the weight of thousands upon thousands of volumes, resplendent in the most mag-nificent bindings. Here they seated themselves, and the host said, with a sigh of snobbish exultation: 'Well, father, I have brought you here last because this is my favorite room. The other rooms maybe give pleasure to my wife and rny daughters, but this is my place—right here among these books, who are my friends. And these Jierft on the desk (pointing to a score of ultra-looking volumes), are what I may call my intimate friends." Father Darcy got up and examined one of them, when a broad grin spread over his good-natured face, as he said: "Well, it's glad I am to see that you never cut your intimate friends." CAMEL'S EXPERIENCE. Down So Much That Ills Hind Legs Decame Useless. A large camel which was landed at Hoboken a few clays ago from the Bremen line steamer Dresden had an experience which probably never before fell to the lot of "a ship of the desert." He made the voyage in a large box, and as there wasn't room enough in it 'for any self-respecting animal the camel sat down in sheer disgust. He sat that way for days and days while the ship rolled and made all sorts of heavy weather. When the dejected animal was finally landed and trie$ to stand up, he couldn't use his rear props at all. They had become paralyzed from their long stay in a cramped position. The camel wasn't/ any good, it seemed, and as a big price had been paid for him there was geiv eral lamentation. The camel was "in" on the lamentation. Such a picture of woe was never seen in Hoboken. At last a genius suggested a radical cure. The camel, by his advice, was placed in a sling and hoisted up until only his toes touched, the ground, lie paddled the air for a spell with his forelegs, and finally the rear props came to life and joined in the exercise. They lowered hftn to the floor, ami after he had tested his rear legs somewhat gingerly, he was as good as new. But he doesn't sit down any more. Once was enough for him. Control You #111 find it SH eaa? matte* to keep GOLF ROAD, Great matiy oeople fire looking for homes. Remember, that the south Is attracting more people than any other country; because it ts a rich and invlttns field, both for the poor and rich, as it offers homes to the homeless and safe and oprodtablo investments to the capitalist. Nowhere are there more opportunities than along the. Snt always at the right temperature, They are Quick Bakers, superior Cookers and Powerful Heaters. A written guarantee trith «*tfery one. sold by 0. M, JDOXSEE. THE Minneapolis & St, Louis R, R, Co, ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. IT IS A HUMMERI LOOK OUT FOR IT 1 THROUGH CARS. P U L LM A N S & COACHES. GREAT ! Tho previous complete service will not be disturbed by the addition of this train. Ask your nearest M. & St. li. E. B. ticket agent 1'or rates and particulars. A. B. CUTTS, Gen'l Ticket & Pass, Agt. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the erection of a four-room schoo building in the Independent District o Algona will bo received by C. M. Doxsco secretary, up to June 12th, 1896, at If o'clock noon, at which time said bids wil be opened. Plans and specifications fo: the above work will bo on file at the sec retary's olt'ce after May 37th, where tin same can be inspected. The right is re served to reject any and all bids. 33-30 E. B. Buxom, C. M. DOXSRE, President. Secretary. NEW Kansas City, Plttsburg & Gulf Railroad low building on an air line from Kansas City to Port Arthur, the new Deep-water, Gkm Coast City. Tills road has opened lip 800 miles of new GODNTRY Comprising the finest farming and fruit country In Southwest Missouri and North west Arkansas; peach strawberry and cotton lands In central and Southern Arkansas; and rice, sugar cane, orange and sem I-tropical fruit lands in Southern Louisiana and Texas. The road penetrates vast forests and rich mineral fields and opens up to settlement millions of aces of wild and government lands In a ountry possessing a mild, healthy climate, pure springs and running streams, and which Is free from droughts, blizzards, severe winters, and where a great variety of crops can be grown. An eight page paper, illustrated pamphlets, giving valuable Information to homescek- ers and Investors will be. mailed free by addressing P. A, HOBrTBEOK, Land Commissioner, 7th and Wyandotte Sts.. KANSAS OITY, Mo. LAVA CAVES. Cnrioas Formations Produced by tho Cool- Ing or Molten Masses. The formation of caves in a lava stream is a curious process, and one which the explorer in the Azores will be interested to reaJize as his investigations proceed, and in these islands it has some remarkable and perfect illustrations. It will be understood, says Outing, that tho stream from a volcano soon begins to cool externally as it travels, but with a great stream, say 30 or 40 feet thick, a long time passes before it becomes finally cooled and solid to its center. A large body of melted lava still remains liquid in its interior, forming, as it were, a huge conduit or tube full of the white hot matter. As this accumulates by the continued supply from above the vast pressure of the liquid on the lower end of the stream increases. The effect may be easily imr ngined. The solid crust at the front of the flow breaks out; the melted interior rushes on again and the great tube is emptied of its contents so far as they remain liquid, leaving behind a hollow cavern which may, and occasionally does, extend for an uninterrupted length of several miles. In the course of centuries subsequent eruptions may deposit new beds of cinder or ash streams of lava to any extent abo*c it, but the cave so formed may remain intact. Salesmen Wanted, Highest commissions. Complete line of Minnesota grown nursery stock, seeds, etc. Your choice of torritorv. Three plans of work. PAY WEEKLY. Write at once, stating ago. THE JEWELL NURSERY CO., LAKE CITY, MINN. 138 LOW KATE TO DBS MOINES. On account of Annual Contention, Jowa State Sunday School Association, the North-Western Line will, on June 8 and 9, sell excursion tickets to Des Moines and return at very low rate, tickets good returning until and including June 13,1896. For tickets and full information apply to agents Chicago & North-Western R'y. 35-30 EXCURSION TO CLEAR LAKE. Friday, June 5. via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y.. account Grand Basket Picnic of Modern Woodmen of America. Round trip rate from Algona will be $1.15. Special excursion train will leave at 9:32 a. m. The Hotel Oaks, in Clear Lake Park, will open May 30 find will be under the management of J. J. McAvoy, late of the C. M. & St. P. By. (lining car department. SALESMEN WANTED. Pushing, trustworthy men to represent us in the sale of our Choice Nursery block. Specialties controlled by us. Highest salary and commission paid weekly. Steady employment the year round. Outfit free; exclusive territory; experience not necessary; big pay assured workers; special inducements to beginners. Write at once for particulars to 2C>-3(> ALLEN NURSERY CO., ROCHESTER, N. Y. kioushess. 3oMtlpatibn7L!ve?BM^ for IhVwbrst oases or Dyspepst Kidney Diseases, Nervousness, Headache eto. .»u->j vooa or jrrim&nar Iowa, who formally lived near La Porte and who! id very favorably known in northern Iowa writes °* March 0th** *3 Dr.Kay's Kenovator and It has cured me of dyspepsia or aoouu ten years* ffr^s^s?^&^^ Itho'trood" it has done mo." It renovates and invigorates the whole system and purifies andj r. ivay's lobes the Wood giving new life and vigor to the whole tody, ovator IERVET< .entratea eztr Bdies have. It is tho VERY BESTj to take'. It is made from pure eon- aes the dost-Jhat liauid rem- IJl. HEADL5SS BIRD. ptofprioeB&j. ahdtl. 31 CELT it treats nearly at jelpts."" Many value It worth $5. if they oould_notget another. Address^ojg Western^ffl^^ Dr. B. J._Kay Medical j JlUillllilP SOLD^ Sold by W. J. STUDLEY, ALCdNA, GOULD'S ORCHIDS. The Great Finaneler 1'aUl Excessive Prices for Them. "Shrewd as Jay Gould was in every branch of finance," a flower men-chant said to me the other day, "he- had no idea whatever oi: the valuo of orchids —his great hobby. The old orchid col^ lection up at Irvington has run down now, but (hiving Gould's lifetime it was one of the finest in the world. The amount of money that had been spent on it, however, was enormous. Careful, conservative buying by an orchid expert would have gathered it together ut almost a fraction of the uam at-1 imlly paid out. Many exquisite and rare va- rif.tics were numbered in it, it is true, but an excessive price was paid for the most of theuj. "The old financier's ways in this were well known, and people with fine orchids to well seldom failed to giet the sum they asked. Actually, he used to pay as much as $50 at times for orchids thut were hard]}' worth a quarter of that. In London he had agents constantly on the lookout for rare plants of this species, and he paid them prices that they could have obtained nowhere else." ' .-Valiant eo Surnames. There are seven surnames in Ashaii- tee, corresponding to the days of the week, as follows: Kwasle indicates a man born on Sunday, Kudjoe on Monday, Kwabina on Tuesday, Ivwaku on Wednesday, Yao on Thursday, Koffi en Friday, and Kwamiua on Saturday. These are all accented on the first syll't* ble. Young Otiull Whoso Neck Had Ueen Wrunfir Filed Away, A gentleman living- near this place recently netted a dozen quails, says t: Baylor dispatch to the Philadelphia Times. When he was Idling and dressing them the following strange occurrence transpired: As he went to wring the neck of one of the birds the head slipped off in his hand, pulling aboui t-.vo inches of i;kin and feathers along with it. Turning a moment later to pick U|i the bird from where he had thrown if, the gentleman found the little fellow .lying and hopping about as though nothing untoward had happened, his bare neck sticking up gaunt and headless. Thinking the bird's activity resulted from a posthunius contraction of the muscles the gentleman attempted to pick him up, when the little fellow mounted in the air and flew away, fluttering and quivering now and then, but when about 200 yards from the house he disappeared into a small pine thicket, flying to the last. Muscular King. A king with a strong arm is King Carlos of Portugal. Once upon a time in the not long ago he went out hunting. His horse took fright and rushed headlong 1 down the mountain, down toward a frightful precipice. A few yards more and horse and rider would be clashed to pieces. Hut up rose the king in his stirrups and brought his iron fists down on the poor beast's head •with—well—with a whack. The horse dropped as if struck by lightning and tha rider was safe. "BETTER THAN EVER." ART FOUR EUeGANT MOPEUS, ©85.OO AND SIOQ.OO, FBEE, NQf CENTRAL aVQLE MTO, 00,, Indianapolis,

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