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THE SEBtJBLftJAiJ, AEQOSA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtUflS 17, 1896, REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Republican Hosts at St. Louis Getting Ready to Name the Next President. McKinley is Easy, But Who Shall be Vice President?—Convention Will Oppose F*fee Silver—Iowa Matters. The republican national convention opened at St. Louis yesterday at noon. The temporary chairman was C. W. Fairbanks, of Indiana. Following his speech and the naming of committees the convention adjourned to 10 o'clock this morning. The nomination of McKinley has been a foregone conclusion for the past month, and the interest centers in the vice presidency and the money plank of the platform. Morton, Dingley of Maine and Hobart of New Jersey are most prominently mentioned for second place, but the result is uncertain. The convention sub committee on resolutions is understood to have agreed on a money plank squarely antagonistic to any revolution in our financial system, such as the Chicago convention will probably propose. Following is the plank: We favor a maintenance of the existing gold standard, and are opposed to the free coinage of silver except by international agreement for bimetallism with the leading commercial nations of the world. The nomination of candidates will probably not be reached before Thursday or Friday. The Iowa delegation made the following assignments: Member committee on resolutions—J. II. Gear. On credentials—W. P. Hepburn. To notify presidential nominee—Cal Manning, To notify vice president nominee—C. M. •Tnnkin. On permanent organization—E. C. Rocli. On rules—W. II. Macomber. Chairman of delegation—D. B. Henderson. Vice chairman—Banks Wilson. .Secretary—George C. Call. Algeria .Residence Lots For Sale! I have some nicely located, most any size except the "too small," unsatisfactory 4x8 rods size. My lots are •5 rods wide by 10,11,12, 13 to 14rods deep. Some on sidewalk already graded and set to shade and fruit trees. Parties intending to build soon can get low prices and easy terms on these lots. J. E. STACY. Knocking Out Completely all Our Previous Records in Bargain-Giving, In order to celebrate in a fitting manner out closing of the O- O. D. CLOTHING- HOUSE, July 4th, we can think of no better way than by giving our patrons a lasting souvenir in the shape of a Grand Colossal Champion Sale; One that will live in their memories and leave a lasting impression with them that the O. O. D. is the cheapest place on earth to buy clothing. Thp 1 IlO Shot VJ'Il^rL. Lessons in oil painting and pastel. —MRS. GOODNER, North Dodge St. Walker Bros, now have a full line of Chase and Sanborn's tea as well as their coffees. MONJBY. I am loaning money on farm lands at six per cent interest. Only a small charge will be made for procuring this cheap money. The borrower can have the privilege of paying off all or any part of his mortgage at the time of paying interest. J. J. RYAN, Office over the postoflice, Alffona, la. (First mortgages MONET TO LOAN ON \ 2nd mortgages, ( Collateral. GEO. C. CALL. FARM LOANS AT SIX PER qENT. And the expenses of making the loan can be paid at the option of the borrower. Interest payable annually, unless otherwise preferred. This loan can be paid in whole or in part at any interest date. HOXIE & BRUNSON. We have about 300 Men's Suits that are odds and ends of our regular §8, $9, $10, <£ £^ OO $12,$13 and $15 lines, that we propose to close out during this sale at ........ CpO.^s We are also going to close out s,bout 200 Children's $3, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50, 5.00— and you will find some $6 suits among them— for .................................. d> O vp *£ . 00 above lines we aim to state concisely just what we are going to do. Here are our reasons for doing it. These suits have been fast sellers and we have not a full line of sizes left in anyone line. We have not the room in our NEW ENGLAND Store to make a display and* have taken them to the C. O. D. to close them out quick. Your choice in Children's Suits, Your choice in Men's Suits, $2.OO 6.00 Doors will be open Saturday morning, June 20, at 9 o'clock for this great sale, audit will continue until July 3rd at 6 p. in., when the store will be closed until further notice. First come, first served. Yours truly, & Co MONEY TO LOAN! On improved farms. Farm Lands and Town Property bought and sold on commission. E'. C. MOUNT & SON. Opera House Block, Algona, Iowa. Thousands of cases of consumption, asthma, coughs, colds and croup arc cured every day by Shlloh's cure. 1 Bold by Frank Dlngloy. Cliase & Sanborn were awarded the contract to furnish coffee for the Wellington Catering Co. during the world's fair after testing all other brands. Everybody smokes Sportman's Game cigars because it is the best 5-cent cigar in town. * Lessons in oil painting and pastel, —MRS. GOODNEH, North Dodge St. Take the best pill. Dr. Sawyer's Little Wide Awake Pills are really wide awake and very nice to carry in the pocket, and easy to take. Bold by Frank W, Dingley, Dr. Kay's Lung Balm cures every kind of cough, Pleasant and safe for all ages. See ad, Constipation causes over half the ills of women. Karl's Clover Boot Tea Is a pleasant cure for Constipation. l Kold by Frank Dingley. Brownell & Allred have a few more of those patent leather shoes left at $2.69. You will miss them when they're gone. For a brand ofte# tbat will run tbe same.tbe yea? aroiind try Hoy of CJbase J8r •GonVutl.n'a . - ' The vinegar season is here, We have the kind you want. GROVE & SON. OLEAlt LAKE ATT1AQTIONS. been The following attractions have arranged for at Clear Lake jPark: Lecture by Sam Jones June 38th. Annual meeting of 'he Iowa State Pharmaceutical Ass'n. July 15.10,17. Annual rally of State Epworth League July 18 to 23. Bishop Fowler will lecture,Saturday, July 18, and preach lu the afternoon of Sunday, July 19. Meeting of the Austin Flint Medical Society July 31 and 33, Iowa. State Campmeetinp July 33 to 30. Lecture by (loncra! Gordon, of Georgia, Allg, 9. •' ' : Urjuid Musical Festival Aug. 17 to 34. Karl's Glover Boot Tea is a sure cure for Headache $n4 nervous diseases. Nothing relieves so quickly. 1 by |Van!,< pingl,ey. BEIEF LOCAL MENTION, J. J. Ryan will deliver the oration at Hampton, Iowa, on the Fourth. Postmaster Hinchon has had a bricl sidewalk laid in front of his residence A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. W C. Danson Tuesday evening of las week. Dr. Jackson, of Emnietsburg, ex changed pulpits, Sunday, with Rev Muller. There were interesting children's daj exercises at the M. E. church Sunda; morning. Saturday's State Register said tha "N. J. Skinner, of Galveston, Texas is visiting in the city." A. E. Dutton of Cresco is making ; deep well. He bad reached a depth o 210 feet at last accounts. Farmers will find the city watering trough for their horses at the northeas corner of the court house square. Tobacco users will find, in anothei column, an item of decided interest to them, headed "Don't Stop Tobacco." J. H' McNall has moved his black smith shop diagonally across the streei and planted it on a solid foundation. The Joseph Zanke residence has been raised and enclosed during the week and now looms upas an ornamenta feature of the neighborhood. Jas. Taylor says his shoe sales foi the past have been double that of any other month this year. He is selling a ladies black Oxford which he warrants at $1.25, TheSchu & Waterhouse cigar factory is an attractive looking place with mirrors, paint, paper and the smiling countenance of Fred Waterhouse behind the counter. Geo. Horton has secured a job at Waltbam, Minnesota for the long vacation and so will not come home, lie returns to the university in the fall and will graduate next year, The baccalaureate sermon to the normal graduates on last Sunday morn iog by Rev, Landis was one of the most scholarly and eloquent addresses ever delivered in Algona. This is the annual field day of the United; Workmen at the fair grounds. The program js more elaborate , Jaft year, and it is ex attendance and enjoym , , gteM tbsjt th.e t will be* immense. The Iowa delegation met at St. Louis Friday and organized, Col.' Henderson was made temporary chairman of the Jowai delegation and Algopu was honored in the selection of Geo. C. Call as temporary secretary. Alonzo D. Clarke, of Cresco township, has sold his farm to Henry ScUieicli. of Illinois, who takes possession next March. Mr. Clarke received $5,600 for the quarter section. He has no definite plans for tbe future. The Palo Alto county supervisors have rejected tbe claim of $31-56 presented by I£ossuth for the support of the Vogpl family, on the ground that the Yog els are not residents of that county. The Singling pros- show bad made 3 contract with the mayor foy a license , tJ«i price to be $40. This is UBde,rstQo4 to be the highest price ever paid by any circus for the privilege of showing in Algona. The Ringlings have paid $25 heretofore. Prof. Lilly says that the prospects for a large attendance at the summer school of the Northen Iowa Normal is the best it has ever been. lie is constantly receiving letters of inquiry from young people intending to atteud this session, which begins June 80th. The Bancroft Register don't take our electric light agitation seriously. It says: "Algona is again talking electric lights, but there is no evidence of any action being taken to secure them. Ledyard will probably have a plant before the county seat wakes up." Last Saturday M. B. Dalton was exhibiting a sample of new potatoes that would certainly size up with anything we have seen. He says that Uncle Samuel Reed's potato patch isn't in it with his. Mr. Dalton's potatoes are of the early Ohio variety and the largest weighed an even pound. The Armstrong Journal, in'facetious vein, says: "Frank Nicoulin, one of Algona's lean men, was in Armstrong this week. We understand that he was looking through our large stores for a corset, not being able to find one small enough in Algona. It is sometimes inconvenient to be as slim as Frank." The Fort Dodge Chronicle says that the Fourth Regiment I. N. G. will camp at that town August 1 to 8. That is the information which comes from a source that is very reliable, but of course, with a proviso in it. That proviso is, that the city pay $800 to have the camp thus established, Dr. Keneflck will have an assistant this summer in the person of Mr. Will Bierkofer, of Hanna, who has already spent some time in tbe study of medicine, and expects to gain a knowledge of the actual practice, He could find no better place than Dr. Kenefick's office. .Father Cleary, whose lecture on the emperance question comes Tuesday evening next, will be one of the bpeak- ers at the Spirit Lake Chautauqua next Dontb, He is tbe president of the Catholic Total Abstinence Association of America and is tbe bead of tbe total abstinence movement jn. bi^ehurcbh, r . •Tbe consensus of r ^pinion* %; that 'Robinson's London Show" is a 'take. Tbe parties with whom contracts were made think tbat it is, and tbat the advertising that was done was intended solely jto keep the Ringliugs out of own- The latter, however, have some bills UP already and will show in Algona July 27. Arrangements are all completed for ?ather CJeary's lecture at the Call next Puesday evening. Admission to the ecture will be free, and no tickets will be given out. It will be a free-for-all, nd quite likely tbose who go early will nave the best show for seats. The peaker is widely famous and will draw a great crowd. The exercises will be- jin at 8 o'clock. Father Cleary will be the guest of 'atber Nicbols during his stay in Alona. The people in tbe latter's parish ave taken a lively Interest in tbe lec- ure and were t&e tir^t to contribute, landing over $25 $t tbe start to tbe W. C. T. U. committee. Tbe money ca-ne easy all around and twice the amount could have been raised had it been needed. The school board were to have awarded the contract Friday for the erection of the new school house, but there were so few bidders that the letting was postponed till Tuesday next, June 23. The matter of heating is still unsettled. The board is giving many of these bright summer hours to the solution of vexed questions. Col. T. F. Cooke and Lieut. W. E. Ward, with the detail from Company F, arrived home Saturday from Cedar Rapids. Col,, Cooke had been there a couple of weeks, having command at the school of instruction and rifle practice of the first and second brigades. He states that the Algona boys, who were Ed McMurray, Roy Carpenter, Rue Boals and Eli Burbanks, stood high in the work done. There was no competitive shooting. The Livermoro. Gazette says "the Daugherty Brunson Co. are not yet in their new location owing to that mistake in the furniture, which, however, it is hoped will be remedied this week. Their nevv quarters will contain the finest'furniture of any store in northwestern Iowa, and would be a credit to a town much larger than Livermore. The mirror which adorns their prescription case will be of heavy plate glass, three by six feet, and everything else is about in proportion in grand- ure." Prof. A. A. Sifert, who reached home from Buffalo Center Monday night, in response to a message apprising him of the approaching death of his father, says that the Cordner meetings were a complete success, and the conversions aggregated upwards of 125. All the doctors, all the druggists, all tbe bankers, both of the lumber dealers and most of the business men in all lines turned over a new leaf. Tbe meeting continued over one evening beyond the announced time for closing, when 27 were converted. Tbe rifles used by the guards at tbe range must shoot with terrific force, says the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Yesterday one of tbe balls rajped tbe tar* struck the uppe^pprtiQii Qf tbe eftft • I^RalsjA' 'entirely; tbe -." (U&.'wall more'ithftn: four Kjck Stntt drSfped at the, feet of one of tbe men attending the targets. As it passed through a portion above the heads of the men, there was no danger of barm even if the ball bad not spent its force before passing through the dirt. The Webster City Freeman tells this: '•WesleyMartin, who was attending court at Algona last week, tells of an incident winch for cold-blooded atrocity jivals any story of wanton cruelty we have ever beard. A mnn caught a mouse in the court house yard, and saturating it with oil set fire to the little animal. It burned slowly until a bystander noticed it and put it speedily out t of its misery. It was 'only a mouse,' but a man wlw would do a tricljf of tbat kind ought to be treated to tfte §ame dose." but nothing was done beyond appointing several committees. Ed Taylor and Jas* Randall were appointed to se, cure members and C. J. Doxsee and Mr. Brownell to solicit funds for equipping the proposed quarters. The meeting for permanent organization will be held at the Congregational church tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock. About 50 names were secured .Sunday, and probably as many more will be charter members. The band gave their concert on the streets Saturday afternoon and evening and it was the unanimous opinion that it was a pleasing feature for Saturday, whether it pays in a business way or not. There was a large crowd in town Saturday, and one farmer who lives a mile and a half south of Hanna says he came to Algona on account of the music. If these concerts will draw farmers a distance of nineteen miles, by all means let them be continued. The band has devoted a great deal of practice lately, under the eye of G. W. Cady, and their music is of a high order. No doubt Algona will be fairly represented at the Spirit Lake Chautauqua this summer. The special days are the Fourth, with Dolliver, two fine bands, the Ottumwa Quartet, line soloists and a grand stereopticon entertainment; Recognition Day, July 0, with Miss Kate Kitnball, of Buffa). i, as principal speaker; Gordon Da). July 10, with General Gordon in "First Days of the Confederacy;" Veterans' Day, July 11, with Robt. McEntyre in his "Sunny Side of Soldier Life;" Bishop Fowler in "Grant" July 14; Father Cleary in "American Opportunities" July 16 and the grand presentation of "Queen Esther" July 17. Henry Durant writes a letter to the Iowa Homestead on "moon farming" and advocates experimentation to ascertain whether there is any point to be made in hastening maturity of veg- itation or increasing the product by "planting in the moon." The Homestead says that it would be hard to get any scientist to give his attention to experiments in this line, "for scientists are very unanimous in their view that the moon ideas are mere superstitions, having no scientific base whatever. They refuse to consider them seriously at all, just as they might refuse to investigate fortune telling, dreams, omens, and the like." This leaves Henry a clear field, and it seems to us that he might conduct the investigation himself in connection with his astronomical studies and make a contribution to science on moonshine that would be worth while. Invitations have been sent out by the Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal church to what they style in the printed invitation "Your own birthday party, Wednesday evening, June 17, at the home of Mrs. G. E. Clarke." The invitation has an explanatory verse attached, which reads: "This Birthday party is (riven to you. 'Tis something 1 novel. 'Tls something 1 new; We send to eueli, a little sack. Please either bring 1 or send it buck With as many cents as you're years old; We promise tiie number shall ne'er be told Kind friends will frivo you good things to eat, And others will furnish you a musical treat The Ladies' Guild, with greeting' most hearty. Fco.l sure you'll attend your own birthday party." ' Sacks are enclosed for the enclosure of "as many cents as you're years old." The invitations are an innovation in Algona church society, and will no doubt be responded to by ti large and pleasant gathering at the hospitable Clarke home this evening. Three Skinner cases were tried by Judge Quarton last week. The case of Boals vs. Jas. II. Nelson resulted in a decision that the note in question was raised from about $30 to $600, as testified by the defendant, and accordingly judgment was given Boals for the lesser yum. The case of Boals vs. Carey was continued. la the case of Boals vs. Ferguson, the defendant, a West Bend farmer, was sued on a $150 note given to Skinner. He claims that he never got a cent on the note. His story is that, expecting to have to borrow the amount, he went to Skinner and arranged to get it in case he needed it, which ho would know in about a week. Skinner suggested that to save his coming to-town again he give his note and mortgage, so the money, if wanted, could be sent by mail. Ferguson got along without the money, but Skinner sold the note and mortgage to Boals. How many of these cases may yet turn up is not known, but it is stated that fifteen or twenty of them are already listed. HIGH SCHOOULASS OF '96, Twelve Finished Orations Sup. ply intellectual Pyrotechnics for Graduating Occasion. Great Range of Subjects Admirably Treat* , ed—Algona High School Graduates Win Enthusiastic Plaudits.—The Normal Commencement. ' All who attended the High School commencement exercises at the Call Friday night own that the orations of the graduates were of an unusually high order. Miss Agnes Gilbride, in "WhyV" treated of the causes of success and failure. Garry Garfield, in discussing "Electricity," gave a history of electrical discovery and the present status of electrical science. Jessie Johnson brought impressive precept and example to enforce the trite saying that "Life is What We Make It." ' Charles Chubb, in "Queen of the Antilles," sketched the history of the island of Cuba from the discovery of America by Columbus, discussed the present great question of independence and sharply criticized President Cleveland for his backwardness in recognizing the belligerency of the island. "Intellectual Manhood" was treated by Miss Maggie Hunt in a style evii c- ing surprising maturity of thought. "The Triumphs of Science," by Norman Hart, was an inspiring review of human acheivemeut in the detection of the secrets of nature and their utilization for the benefit of mankind. In "It is Me," Miss Lizzie Schichtl told of cruel abuses of the King's English. She said the English language was one of the most difficult to speak correctly, and yet the greater number of mistakes' made are due more to the habit and negligence than to ignorance. She incidentally showed to how great an extent habit in other lines influences conduct. Irma, D. Clarke's oration oil "King Lear" was a finished production, delivered with fine effect. " Writing in Ink," by Hortense Smith, was one of the best efforts of the evening. Writing in ink was brought into comparison with writing in water or sand, as an imperishable record. Some who never wrote a word on paper perform deeds which live. Abra Robinson's oration was an illumination of the saying that "One Star Differeth from another Star in Glory." The lights of the intellectual, the art, the social and the political world offered the subject of remark. "The New Woman" was txy Carrie Schichtl, who took wise middle ground on the mooted question; in common with all sane persons, she considers the alleged new woman who wears circus clothes an excrescence upon the fair face of nature. The real new woman, yet to come, will bo quite tolerable. Trfx Salisbury was the class historian. She said there were 30 in the class originally, only 13 of whom held out to the end. There were 15 boys, of whom but three stood the test of endurance. This was one of the decided hits of the evening. The music was of a high order throughout.and. the speeches by Prof. Carroll in presentation of the class and of President Butler in presenting the dipJoraas wore admirably suited to the occasion and contained food for thought. Diplomas were presented to Agnes Gilbride, Garry Garfield, Jessie Johnson, Charles Chubb, Maggie Hunt. Norman Hart, Lizzie Schichtl, Irma D. Clarke, Hortcnso Smith, Abra Eobinson, Carrie Schichtl and Trix Salisbury. NOKMAI, COMMENCEMENT. The feature of the Normal commencement exercises, held at- the Call Monday evening, was the address by President Bcarclshcar. Solos by Mrs. Sinclair and Prof. Fordo were given hearty applause. The address of Mrs. Lilly was very iine. The graduates are Claude Stull, Elma A. worth, Win. A. Parsons, and Chas. S. Jjhnson. A. E. Anderson The enough IN HOLY MATRIMONY. Irving Dodge and Miss DeEtta Randall Married Last Might. The marriage of Mr. Irving E. Dodge and Miss DeEtta Randall took place at the home of the bride's parents last evening, It was a quiet wedding, and the guests were mainly relatives. Mr. Ade Randall, of Mason City, the bride's uncle, was present with his wife, as were Mr. and Mrs. Elishia Randal), her grand parents, and Miss Lettie Keerl, from the same place. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. W. Southwell of the M, E. church. Mr, Dodge, the groom, is the well known and popular Deputy Treasurer. He is a, young man of sterling qualities and promising future. The bride is the daughter of Recorder Randall and has been his assistant in the office for several y§ars., No.youjjg lady among ug ptanls-l)jj l jn',i,hp < es,tgem..of tier people have done business with Durda-11 to know that when he advertises a thing he means what he says. This week he advertises a sale commencing next Saturday at his C. O. D. Clothing House and continuing until the Fourth. Some of the figures he gives speak for themselves. The ad is a noticeable feature of our local page. FOURTH REGIMENT LEADS. It Holds the Highest Place in the Iowa National Guard. There were about sixty out Sunday af terftpon $t the Court House to inau- m'aft : iage"wji£ P V universal;,*,, Tbe marriage of Mr." John Thompson, of Armstrong, to Miss Mae Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Miller of Algona, was attended Wednesday evening by relatives and near friends at tbe pride's home. The mother and sister of the groom and Mr. and Miss Stickney, of Armstrong, were present as were Mr. and Mrs. August Zahlten. Tbe ceremony was performed by Rev. C. E. Sinclair. County Clerk Crose has issued marriage licenses to Wesley E. Lamson and May E. Henderson. H. C- Johnson and Helen Scboenroek. Fritz Tiede ajwt Mary Hanzelmann and Irving E. Dodge and DeEtta Randall. Col. Wilkins Gives Algona's Company Neither the Highest Nor the Lowest Marking. CULTIVATOK8. We must have tbe room and will sell all cultivators at $ low price. Now is to buy a goo4 six Y, M. 0- 4- organization. J Q, M, Mpson's, riding cultivator for $$), at A. d M T/\nnc!f\YiJo The report of the inspection of the National Guard companies of Iowa, recently completed by Col. Wilkins, shows tbat the regiments stand as follows: Fourth, first; Third, second; Second, third; First, fourth, Tbe companies stand as follows; First regiment, Company A, Dubuque, 69,17; JB, Waterloo, 34,23; D, Waverly, 46,035 Vinton, 63.48; U, Ce4ar Falls, 59,84; Waukqn, 68.23; JC,. Toledo, 74.89* •» Lyons, 57.49? M, Maquoketa, S^fJfljl ?ejrip>en£, Qogipi&y A, £ec tine, W.&g; <D, W Centerville, 58.88; F, Ft, Ma,4iso3f 06; G, Ottumwa, 69,745 H, Cbari 60.45; 1, Iowa City, 68.46; £. 78.49; L, Newton, 50.08; M, 61.25; Third regiment, Com Des Moines, 58.45; B, ViWsca, 67-80; 0, Glen wood, 65.68; D, Knoxvilkj, 56,70; E, Sbenandoab, 101.80; F, bskaloosa, 52.04; G,Creston, 60.88; H.DesMoines, 71.04; I, Bedford, S8.g5; £, Conunc I+.VTI, A, 4-tOULV.LM, UU.^Vf, f^ t VW*I 63.10; L. Council Bluffs, 71,?6; M, 106.83; Fourth regiment, pany A, Mason City, 67.?6; B, 75.37; C, Webster City, 69.93; D ton, 65.50; E JEJulJ, 6S.83; F, M 78.16; G, Ft. Podge* City, 93.99; J, Boone metsburg, 67.48; „ M, Cherokee, 7J46. It will be seen that of the companies mafeiog up the njents, Company f, Of "