, . HKPt'BLiCAN, ALGUJU, io\vA, "^' 1 '^ -'--*••-•• ,>•"*<.,., ST. LOtrtS_PLATPORM TARIFF WILL BE THE ISSUE AO . CORDING TO MR. HEATH, Who Is Said to "Sp*nk Fo* McKlnle? Watt Street Attempting to Kim the Convention, lint 1VI11 Not Succeed. Platt of New Vorlc Preparing n Coup to Spring at the Proper Time. ST. Louis, June 6.— As yet no lenders •who are to take port in the national convention have arrived. City politicians say that Marcus Hanna. the lender of the McKinley forces, will reach here next Tuesday, and that Thomas C. Platt, in charge of the Morton campaign, will come two days later. The Republic prints a lengthy interview with Mr. Heath, in which he gives •what purports to be Mr. McKinley's position on the financial question. Mr. Heath does not attempt to deny that the McKinley programme is to force the tariff issue to the front in 1896. "Wall street," said Mr. Heath, "has attempted to run every national convention held since I have known anything about national conventions. It •will try to run the Republican convention this year, and it will, as usual, fail. Major McKinley is one of those men who does not believe his judgment should be taken against the Combined Wisdom of His Party. Nobody has spoken for him authoritatively on the currency plank, and nobody will be able to do so, because he is •vnlling to trust the convention and stand by its decision. The best judgment of the whole party must prevail in this matter. "There are not to exceed four states •vyhich will insist on an unequivocal declaration for a gold standard. These (states are : New York, Maine, Massachusetts and probably New Jersey. In the same way there are about a half dozen silver states which will demand a 16 to 1 declaration. In a great majority of states the one issue in the campaign is protection. You cannot talk currency to Republicans in Ohio, Indiana or Illinois. Whatever the Republican convention adopts as its platform •will be the McKinley platform." Says Platt Is Preparing a Coup. Having disposed of the McKinley currency attitude, Mr. Heath, at the request of the reporter, addressed himself for a few moments to Thomas C. Platt with the following result: "Yes, Mr. Platt is preparing some kind of a coup. I am informed it is to be sprung either before the national committee or on the floor of the convention. He has served notice repeatedly during the past few days that he would not give up his fight until the nomination was announced, and there was no longer any opportunity to enter his protest against the Ohio candidate. Just what he intends to do is not clearly manifest at this time, but I have letters from at least one member of the national committee to whom Mr. PJatfc has written, in which one of his moves is named. He intends, if possible, to control the preliminary roll in the convention and to use the advantage ho might obtain by that success against McKinley." THEY ENDORSED REED. Maine Republicans Solid for Their Favorite Son. BAXGOK, Me., June 3.—The state Republican convention met here and endorsed Reed's candidacy for president and declared against free silver. Hon. Llewellyn Powers of Houlton was nominated for governor by acclamation. The financial plank of the resolutions is as follows: We nrc opposed to the free and unlimited coinage of silver except by international agreement, and until such agreement cau be obtained we believe that the present gold standard should be maintained. A vigorous foreign policy is urged, also restriction of immigration and just administration of pension laws. Reed Will Not Take It. WASHINGTON, Juno 4.—Representative Aldrich, Speaker Reed's political manager in Washington, officially announces that the Mainito will under no circumstances accept the vice presidential nomination. Just what the measures are which will be taken at St. Louis to prevent the consideration of Reed's name, Mr. Aldrich declines to state, but the probability is that a letter will be produced absolutely declining. Wants lilaud Kndorscd. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 6.—Something of a political sensation was sprung here when it was announce! that Governor Stone of Missouri will arrive in this city in a few days, to remain until after the Democratic state convention, which meets on the 17th. His purpose is to look after Mr. Eland's presidential boom. Endorsed Debs for President. CLEVELAND, June 0.—The Federated Association of Wire Drawers has decided to affiliate with the American Federation of Labor and endorsed Eugene V. Debs as a canaidate for president of the United States. Populist Plurality Very Small. PORTLAND, Or., June (5. — Returns that Vaiiderburg (Pop.) for con- gresmin the First district, has received if 34 over Tongue (Rep.). e Second district Ellis (Rep.) leads 'inn (Pop.) by 227. Sliver Ruled Everything. TOPEXA, Kan., June 4.—The Democratic state convention was ruled entirely by the silver men. The platform eulogizes President Cleveland but disagrees with him on finance. A Legacy ot the Woilds Fair. CHICAGO, June 6.—The wooded island in Jackson park is just now the largest ajid finest rose garden in the United States. Two million flowers are in Woorn, including 65 varieties. The flowers are § legacy o| the worlds fair. MR. KENT MUST HANS. Conviction of the North DrtkotA W derer Sustained* BISMARCK, N. D., June 0.—The next to the last act of the tragedy begun in Morton county two years ago, when Tom Swidensky shot and killed Mrs. Julia Kent, was played during the day when the supreme court handed down a decision affirming the judgment of the lower court, pronouncing sentence of death on Myron R Kent, husband of the murdered woman. The people of the Northwest, are familiar with this case ; how Kent disappeared at the time his wife was killed ; how Swidensky confessed he had been hired by Kent to do the murder; how Kent was traced to Colorado and captiired ; how the first trial at Mandan resulted in a verdict of guilty and Sentence of Death) how the supreme court granted a new trial, which took place in Fargo, where Kent was found guilty the second time, and in jail at which place he has lain for months awaiting the decision of the supreme court on his second appeal to that tribunal. The appeal in the case was taken on 189 allegations of error by the lower court, and argument before the supreme court lasted more than three days. FLOOD FOLLOWS STORM. Kock River at Ltiverne, Minn., Out of Its Hunks and Great Damage Caused. LUVEKNE, Minn., June 9.—The work of the storm here is more serious than was first reported. Hundreds of cattle, horses, sheep and hogs were drowned along the river bottom. The width of Rock river was from one to three miles, and many fields of wheat are ruined. The water began to concentrate from all directions, and at 11 o'clock calls for help could be heard along the river. Rafts were hurriedly prepared and a rescuing crew started after the perishing families who had sought refuge on housetops and trees. The water rose so rapidly and the current became so strong that the rescuing crew were Capsized Into the Water and barely escaped with their own lives. A second crew started out and landed all safely on shore. Several people have been reported drowned, among them being J. W. Catterson of Ash Creek, a farm hand. Lightning did considerable damage and many buildings were shattered. Hundreds of feet of track have been washed away on both the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha railroads and no trains are expected for several days. The losses are now estimated at $200,000. MANY STATES VISITED. Severe Storms Prevailed Throughout the Entire Northwest, CHICAGO, June 9.—Severe storms prevailed throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Michigan during the day with heavy rain and in several sections with cyclonic manifestations. Three hail storms passed over this city. Hail stones fell so thick in some cases in this vicinity that they could be taken up by the shovel full. After the rain residents of Hyde Park picked up in one spot nearly a peck of shells and gravel. In other places in this suburb small fish and turtles were found in large numbers. Of this remarkable occurrence, Observer Cox of the weather bureau states that the transplanting of fish shells and water gravel from their original resting places to points miles away was due to the air vacuums,whirlwinds and straight winds which have prevailed throughout the West for a week past. GUARDING CAR TRACKS. Milwaukee Suburban Lines Patrolled by Deputy Sheriffs. MILWAUKEE, June 0.—Formal notice has been served on the sheriff of Milwaukee county by the electric railway company, that he must protect the company's suburban lines and men employed thereon, and, if unable to do so, a call must be made on the governor to order out troops. The notice was served through the company's attorneys. As a result of this notification, Sheriff Stanley took a force of 60 deputy sheriffs to Silver City, the suburb where riots had occurred the previous night, and lined the street railway tracks with officers. Cars were run on that line without disturbance for the first time in five weeks. The two men shot Thursday night are still alive, but Motorman Breen cannot live. The police have learned that the party in ambush numbered 12 or 15 persons. Six arrests have been made. DERVISHES DEFEATED. AN OLD PLOt. Khalifa's Forces Routed In the First Battle of the Nile Campaign. FIRKET, Egypt, June 9.—This point was taken by Egyptian troops at an early hour Sunday morning, and their manner of acquitting themselves in this, the first engagement of the Nile campaign, has given great satisfaction to the British officers. Reports received here indicate that the loss to the dervishes will amount to 1,000 men. Among those killed is the Emir Hammuda, who was their commander, besides many important chiefs. The Egyptian loss in the fight was 80 killed and 80 wounded. Hundreds of dervishes were taken prisoners. GRAND ARMY RATES, Central Passenger Association Will Charge a Cent a Mile. INDIANAPOLIS, June 4.—A notice has been received at the national headquarters of the G. A. R. in this city, from F. C. McDonald, chairman of the Central Passenger association of Chicago, stating that the roads of the Central Passenger committee will, for the Grand Army encampment, sell excursion tickets to St. Paul at the rate of one cent per mile by all lines cf the committee, plus $8, basis fare from Chicago to St. Paul on Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. tint In This caso a New nerofiic> Worked In. Young slsfy-writera tire apt to a literary career by telling, in some form or other, the story which follows. But it must have taken a real genius to mnkc n cow the heroine. This particular stoi-.v is attributed by the Philadelphia Times, in which we find it. to n Texas locomotive engineer. The engineer was running 1 his train at full speed, when, he says, his attention was attracted by a cow which seemed to be coming straight down the track to meet the train. He put his hand on the Valve nnd puli'ed out three sharp whistles. Still the cow came oft, bellowing" nfc every step, a.nd acting altogether in an unusual manner. As much from curiosity as anything 1 else, the engineer slowed up and sent the fireman ahead to see what was the matter with the cow. No sooner did the cow see that the speed of the fcrain was slackening 1 , axid that the fireman was going to investigate, c-hnn she turned and ran straight back down- the track, stopping now and then, looking over her shoulder and switching her tail as much as to say: "Come on!" The man followed, and by and by saw the cow stop short at a high trestle. Going up, he discovered another cow which had got herself fastened in the trestlework squarely across the rail. As soon as the animal was released, the two cows lost no time in scampering away. CARPETS WERE UNKNOWN. TH& EUQKEt SHOP A Woman v VPho Wanted Large Ldtl How the Fourteenth Century Mansion! Were Furnished. Carpets in the fourteenth century were unknown luxuries, says Good Words, but the fashion of strewing the apartments with rushes was being 1 gradually abandoned. Rushes were still used in the retainers' hall, but for the better rooms sweet-scented herbs and fragrant twigs v/ere usually employed. In the fourteenth century windows were apertures filled with glass so as to admitlight, buttoexclmle wind. The walls n.lso were frequently .hung 1 with cloth or tapestry to protect the inmates of the room from the many currents of air that penetrated t.he strong- but badly built walls. We learn from various ancient documents that it was the duty of the serving- men and pages to sweep out the principal apartments, but as the use of water is rarely mentioned, damp and fragrant leaves and twigs must have aided not only in collecting the dust, but also toward refreshing the at- mosphcre in such costaatly closed rooms, fresh air being only admitted through the doors opening 1 on to the battlements or balconies. From old inventories at Thurleigh and elsewhere we ascertain how scaoit- ily furnished were those ancient mansions, although the}' seem to have been abundantly supplied with flagons and drinking 1 cups in gold, silver and finely engraved pewter, besides an iniinite number of black jacks or cups made. o f . leather. THE FORMIDABLE UMBRELLA. A French Tragedian Finds It Mightier Tluiii the Sword. The affection of tlie collector for the objects of his zeal has been amusingly illustrated by a story told of Meiingue, a French tragedian who had a. mania for gathering' together great quantities of old vestments, arms and similar antique apparatus. Among 1 his treasures was a beautiful and keen-edged sword which had belonged to Philip II., son of Emperor Charles V. Having 1 worn, this sword in a piece in which he was performing 1 , Melingue was making 1 his way homeward in Paris one night. The weather -was rainy, and he carried an umbrella. Under his cloak he bore the precious sword of Philip II. Coming 1 around a corner, Meiingue was suddenly menaced by two sneak thieves. lie, was an expert fencer, and knew that wirh the sword he could quickly beat the rascals off. But he said to himself: "What! Betray to these rascals that I have such a precious possession? No! They might be too much for me, after all, and then they would get it, I will keep it out of sight." So saying 1 , he placed his left hand on t,he liiIt of the sword inside his cloak, and with the other hand let down his \4mbrella. With this as a weapon, he assaulted the footpads with such force and spirit that he put them to flight. In this case the umbrella turned out to be mightier than the sword. Something of a Change. A French paper vouches for this dialogue, which took place in a French assize court, as being literally true: "Why," asked the judge of a man who had been caught stealing 1 provisions, "did von attempt to rob this poor baker?" "It was hunger that forced me to it," answered the man. "When the forest wolf 5s hunted from the woods by starvation, he takes his prey where he can seize it—" "Hush!" thundered the court, rapping' on the desk. "He does nothing 1 of tlic sort. He endures his ills., repents, and becomes an honest man!" Ideas of Savagea and Children. The Cheyeunes and other Indians of the plains believe that thunder is caused by the flapping 1 of the wings of an immense bird which flies across the sky, bringing the storm. All the ideas of savage tribes are based on such simple conceptions of nature. The ideas of young children are often identical with savage myths, as a result of minds on the same plane of development attempting to explain the same thing 1 . The Water Several specimens of water lilies have the very curious peculiarity of blooming all day aud at evening closing their blossoms, and, by retracting the stem, drawing 1 the flour entirely under water. There is no more singular fact in the history of flowers than this oddity of the water lily. A well-known eiti/etrwho resides in Northwest Washington is a patron of a certain bucket shop, says the Wash ington Star. His wife was informed of the fact nnd accused him of it with so touch directness that he could not deny it. "You made $200 on buckets in some shop, didn't 3-011?" she demanded to know. "Certainly, dear. You see the war in Cuba creates n great demmnd for buckets, and there is a place where you can give your orders nnd sell them again at a profit." Nothing moro w«« snirl. but the wife concluded to make some money on buckets and not let her husband know it. In some way she learned the location of the bucket shop, and going down town told who she was, and said: "I wamt $100 worth of buckets. The same kind my husband bought." "It is a little risky to-day, madam," said the proprietor, who did nob want to explain the operations of the place. "I don't care," she urged. "Hea-e'a the money. I'll come after the buck- erts to-morrow." Tho next day she appeared and was informed that the buckets had been bought and sold at $100 advance, but that the supply was exhausted and they were going into the wheat and corn business until more could be manufactured. "I don't want any whea.t or corn," she said; "but ain't it mean. I can't buy any more buckets?" And the husband congratulates himself on how he succeeded in getting the bucket shop pro- prietior.tQ.stopliis wife's dealings without revealing their nature, while she ia a spring hat and a dress ahead. INDIAN STOICISM. Choctaw Works Right Up to the Day of tils Execution. The stoicism of the North American Indian is proverbial. In the long 1 ago when one tribe warred against another, Indian prisoners were accustomed to stand torture without flinching-. The race may have degenerated, but its remarkable characteristic is still conspicuous. A story told by a western citizen to a Washington Star reporter furnishes a good illustration of the indifference with which even the Indian of to-day views death: "In the Choctaw Indian nation there is no jail in which convicted murderers aro confined," said he. "When I first went to the Indian territory I settled in the Choctaw nation, and hearing 1 that a certain Indian was an excellent hand on the ranch, I hunted him up and asked him if he would work for.'riie. 'I will- work until the 20th of next month,' he said. 'Why not longer?' 1 inquired. 'I am to be hanged the 21st," was his reply, in an unconcerned way. I hired him, aud upon inquiry learned that what he said \vas true. But one man has ever failed to return for hanging after he has 1 been sentenced, and my Indian did not prove an exception to the rule. On the day before the execution was to take place he left as calmly as though going- on a visit, and the hanging 1 took place at the time appointed. Notwithstanding his approaching 1 doom the Indian made one of the best ranchers I ever saw. and I regretted to lose him." AN ENGINEER'S LUCK. Locates a Ledge of Free Gold from His Cab Window. J. Bowlan, an engineer in the employ of the Burlington Railroad company, recently made a good ore "find" in a curious manner. His route is over the line which runs through the very heart, of the Black Hills. On his trips up and down the road he noticed at a point tv.'O or three miles north of Itoch- ford a ledge that cropped out at the surface near an open. cut. He finally became convinced that the appearance of the rock bore a striking resemblance to some rich ore he had previously seen in another part of the Black Hills. He told a practical miner named Pete Nelson of his discovery and induced him to locate the ground, agreeing that if Nelson did this ho would let him in as an equal partner. Nelson accordingly located the property \inder the name of the Olga group, taking- up four claims in the location. A sample was secured from the ledge a.nd taken to an assayer. After testing the ore in the customary chemicals, what was at first supposed by the assayer to be iron pyrites proved to be free gold in large deposits through, the rock. The owners are jubilant over their good fortune, and have already refused a good offer for an interest. The ledge can be traced 1,000 feet, and will average four or five feet in width. FEMALE PHILOSOPHER, How a Young Massachusetts Wife Took Her Husband's Desertion. A young 1 Massachusetts wife was deserted recently by her husband on the fifth anniversary of their marriage. He ran away wijii a pretty and silly girl of 18 who worked-in the same shop with him. The deserted wife treated the matter "almost philosophically," according to the report of the Boston Herald. She said there had been no difficulty between her husband and herself, nnd that they were "very agreeable to each other up to the last." But she added: "If he is crazy for the girl.aJl right; 1 want nobody who does not want me.'" It strikes us that this is not "almost" but altogether philosophical. Why should any self-respecting woman, or man either, want anybody who does not want them—aad not only want them, but prefer them to anybody else in the world ? In the savage state, or wherever women are regarded as properly or as toys and men as necessary protectors, a different feeling is natural. Butcivil- ize,d men, and women, too, are frequently Jess sensitive and unselfish than the noblest brutes. It may have been philosophy, or it may have been only pride, but the young Massachusetts wife spoke with unusual fineness of feeling. No Of tt you &ts edoktag on otw of tha Peninsular Wrought Steal So evenly is their heat regulated and so simple their mechanism, that H la May foi the merest beginner to cook a delicious meal* Bum any fuel. Double walla of wrought steel and asbestos lined— almost everlasting. A Written Guarantee with every one. sold by C. M. DOXSEE. THE .Minneapolis & St, Louis R, R, Co, _A NSW TRAIN TO ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. IT IS A HUMMER1 LOOK OUT FOR IT I THROUGH CARS. PULLM A N S & COACHES. GREAT I The previous complete service will not be disturbed by the addition of this train. Ask your nearest M. & St. L. R, It. ticket (ife'ent for rates and particulars. A. B. CUTTS, Gen'l Ticket & Pass, Agt. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS, Notice is hereby given that sealed bid.s For the erection of a four-room school building in the Independent District of Algona will be received by C. M. Doxsoe, secretary, tip to June 12th, 1S!)0, at 12 o'clock noon, at which time said bids will 36 opened. Plans and specifications for the above woi'k will be on'file at the soc- •etary's offcc after May 37th, where the same can be Inspected. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. 33-30 E. B. BUTLKH, C. M. DOXSEK, President. Secretary. THE NEW GULF ROAD, -^X^w—• A Great many ucoplo are looking for homes. Remember, that tho youth is attracting more people than any other country; because it Is a rich and inviting field, both for tho poor and rich, as it offers homos to tho homeless and safe and i profitable investments to tho capitalist. Nowhere arc there more opportunities than along tho NEW Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad now building on an air lino from Kansas City to Port Arthur, tho now Deep-water, Gulf Coast City. This road has opened up 800 miles of new COUNTRY comprising the, finest farming and fruit country in Southwest Missouri and North wtst Arkansas; peach strawberry and cotton lands in central and Southern Arkansas; and Hen, sugar cane, orange and semi-tropical fruit lands in Southern Louisiana and Texas. Tho road penetrates vast forests and rich mineral ttelds and opens up to settlement millions of nc- rcsofwild and government lands in a country 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 homoscek- crs and Investors will be mailed free by addressing F, A. HOKNBEOK, Land Commissioner, 7th and Wyandotte Sts.. KANSAS CITY, Mo. LOW KATE TO DBS MOINEB. On account of Annual Convention, Iowa State Sunday School Association, the North-Western Line will, on June 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 E'y. 35-36 EXCURSION TO CLEAR LAKE. 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