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M01NBS! ALGOHA/IOWA, WEDNBSBAY, MAX 0>-18M* .,. y BtB..,.,,.. 7 t&rtai months'.... i,.> *o &nfSddttfiB at Stove fates, by orafti ffldney ofdef, express 8fde# tt*lfi6t6fitmirHalt;. • es of advertising seatoa . All the CoXeyisrtt Is not confined to the tramps and bummers and uti \l(Sf tuaates who are begging their Way 'tiJ'jWashtngtoh, There is too much ol It In high places.. For Instance the de steel Works have been the government out •eeverftl hundreds of thousands dollars Oft public contracts, and aftet the damage had been assessed by .Secretary Herbert on the report of a fail? investigating commission, President Cleveland by a stroke of .the pen •teduced the penalties so as to save '•$70,000 to Carnegie. Coxey wants bread from the government and $?0,00( 'torould buy lots of 'bread, and why i' !Carnegie, can bo given such a sum as i '.j»ubtic beneficence for writing one Better for the Wilson bill, should not •Coxey have hopes? ' The first degree Cbxeyltes want the "government to grade roads and Irrigate Arid lands. The second degree Coxey- •ites are in congress getting millions •each year to open creeks to navigation . and build public buildings where they ' will gratify a laudable local ambition ' in most cases not so much public "enterprises' of merit as Coxey proposes ' Coxey and his followers oppose In. terest-bearing bonds. It has remained .for the present administration to ge jthe country into the imbecile anc impotent attitude of relying on the • kindly offices of one New York bank for money to preserve its credit, anc as evidence of appreciation, to issue !$50,000,000 of bonds bearing three pel , cent. This three per cent, means $1,600,000 a year, which would be a big • lift to all the trampers from Maine to Oregon. And what is the government paying that million and a half a yeai to a New York bank for? By all means drive the Coxeyites out of Washington. ,Let "Gen." Coxey head the procession and the presen administration bring up the rear. HARRISON, REED AND McKINI/EY John C. New, the Indiana politician •who has so ably managed President Harrison's campaigns, expresses the opinion that he will again be a candi date for the presidency. This means that three marked men of diverse • italents will be presented to the next republican national convention. Harrt son will have behind him the record of four years of the best public ad ministration in our political history ' Reed the prestige of his victory in congress in revolutionizing the methods of proceedure, and McKinley his recognized position as leader of the protection forces. Reed is probably the brainiest man in public life today but is autocratic; McKinley has all the elements of personal popularity, bu Jacks something of the .executiye power of. both the others; Harrison has every requisite for a great presi dent, but is not personally liked by the political leaders. Either would stand in the first rank of, our greatest presi dents, and one of them will be chosen if all signs do not fail. Three more marked men never were presented to a national convention to choose from The Dubuque Telegraph has been considering the Fort Dodge postofflce case and says: " If it be the fact that in this country and day postofflces are at "the dis posal of local political magnates, and thai these magnates have carte blanche to auc tipn them off for their own pecuniary bene flt or the benefit of relatives • to persons tendering the largest sum, it Is time to con alder If the American republic has no entered upon its decadence and progressed a long distance upon the road. This Fr~ l Podge case la most astonishing." The Register says that Secretary McFarlftnd la going to be renominated in spite of tne fact that he was born In Hoop pole township, Posey county, Ind. It is generally conceded that S, M, Clark will be nominated to succeed John &. Gear in cpngress, • The Nevada Representative says ?«dge Weaver was entitled to appointment to tbe new supreme judgeshlp because he was the party nominee for the supreme bench and was beaten At the last election. %\ tMnks tbe republicans should stand by fcigj, guctt a rule would hold good under jspme circumstances, but generally the fact man is beaten is sufficient reason ScWRg HP » W?W candidate. Judge . friends will nwfee ft gPPftt mistake If ibgy try to beat Peerner in tbe coining j»t§te convention. , now C, L, Davidson pf Hull is to northwest Jowa'e bunch of candl- |oj? state office, fie wants tp be ijgg, and would wake an excellent w tolty tiSe. ffifi ws 6? the home life of 6«e bf the leaders in tft8 r 'Iafr6f«eiuae suggests the fattfaef itt- qfiify, Wtiftt ar(3 the thousand Women doing WhS should toe Idoktng fdS su&port to Kelly aftd His af»y outfit? The dnly ansW6f that catt be given on ft suMniflfi is that they are fcthonW chopping wood and hoelftg tne gatdBn and tak\fig in Washing lot a living for themselves and little ones, in * 'i«te Kelly's array will go south from Dee Molaes today in boats, The eltliens turned trt and helped build A lot of flat bo&ts to catty them and they will float down to Reokuk. What they intend to do then remains to be seen. Ev6h Gen. WeaVef got tifed of them In Des Molnes. Lafe Young says: "Men ' every- .where, ia every large city are pressing their stomachs against the bar and talking loudly against the people Who have not spent their money for drink but have saved it and live in comfortable homes." Sam. Clark says! "The reception given General Harrison at the Indiana republican convention shows that It won't do for any political calculator to leave him out of the list of presidential possibilities, 11 . Iti THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Whittemore is discussing celebrating the ever glorious Fourth. Judge Carr bought a home in Des Moines last week. He will locate there as soon as his work on the bench is done. The Mason City Republican tells about a blind girl over there who sets type. She writes her copy with raised letters and can put it in type about as well as the rest of them. Judge Wade was in Whittemore last week looking up the evidence in the suit against the Milwaukee company for killing an employee there. It comes on next month at Fort Dodge. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. J. Ryan of Algona is reported inclined to join the populists unless the democrats pass the Wilson bill. This is doubtless a false rumor. However, he will have no excuse for changing. The bill will pass. Webster City has elected a new school principal, the board ballottln 300 times. Webster City change- principals some seven years ago and bus been changing ever since. In schools it generally pays, to let well enough alone. A. Younie tells the Einvnetsburg Democrat that West Bend is putting up six new residences, and that the new brick his improvement company will build is to cost $14,000. It will be one of the handsomest buildings in this part of the state. West Bend Journal: Philip Dorweiler moved into his fine new residence some days ago and to say it /is fine is passing it as lightly as we can. Sorry, Philip, you did not build in 1 town, but you will live to be an alderman from the seventh ward of West Bend all the same. The Northwestern boys at Eagle Grove are tired. The company ordered them all to get vaccinated and Ed. Lyons, our old Algonian, and L. J. Clark, late of Irving-ton, are going about with arms so big that the Gazette says they have to go through a door sideways. >. Harry Wilson brought baclc a red bat which be told his Emmetsburg friends he bought at Hagenbaeh's wild animal show in the midwinter fair. Those who lifted the veil which covered the cage saw a red brick bat. The Democrat says: Harry has laughed enough to do him all summer. Emraetsburg Reporter: We were pleased to meet our Algona friends, Messrs. C. C. Chubb, J. R. Jones, F, M. Taylor, B. F. Grose and C. B. Matson, who were over in attendance on the Masonic gathering. They are among tho best and most substantial citizens of Algona, which any town has just reason to feel proud of. The Ames Times gets the division of Harrison township mixed up with the county and offers the following: Kossuth county, which for some reason unknown to the writer is about twice as long as any other county in the state, is to be divided into two counties, and the north half called Grant county, This is In line with what the writer has so long contended, that that county would be divided, and Bancroft will be the county seat of the new county. This makes the even hundred counties for Iowa, Emmetsburg Tribune; With sorrow we chronicle the death of Miss Josephine McCoy, daughter of Dr. McCoy of Algona, at Lake City, Minn,, Wednesday, April 25, by drowning. Miss McCoy was teacher of music in the public schools of Lake City, and was well known in Emmetsburg. She took a leading part in the St, John's day celebration held here last summer, She was a musician of rare talent, and her many Emmetsburg admirers will deeply mourn her untimely death. The body was recovered Thursday evening. Whittemore Champion: Our school board have received a very fine plan for a four or six room building from an architect at Cedar Rapids, The four room building, a frame, may be erected within our present means and two rooms may be added without im pairing the symmetry of tbe first structure at some future time without much extra cost, and it would still remain a thing of beauty and a joy forever, All who have seen this plan are greatly pleased with it and we expect that the board cannot do better than to accept the same and begin to saw wood, $84 Meatclfle for Editors. Algpna has » pugilist, says the mmetsburg 'Democrat) and all are anxious to have him move to some other place. He is Brown, the unknown, who gave Reefe p| Sioux City such a surprise at that place some time agp. It is one of the fighting editors of our sie|er tpww who is ajk* ing tor the change pj mltaiw, Iti not pleasant for mw el hot temper --- m THE HONORS State Oratorical Contest on day Evening Last, and Those Who Won JPfiaes, Aigdha's Candidate Heads the List in a Close Pight—A Crowded Mouse— Thejudg*s f Markings. The sixteenth annual high school declamatory contest of the state was held at the opera house Friday eve ing before an audience which packed the building and Which sat contentedly until after 12 o'clock and applauded impartially every performance of the lengthy programme. And thett when the gold medal in the oratorical class was awarded to Algona's representative they dfowned out the storm on the outside with enthusiastic cheering, and alt went home satisfied that the contest was a great success, even if in one or two instances the popular speakers failed to get the awards. The curtain went up at about 8:30 o'clock, and a violin and piano duet by Misses Maud and Kate Smith introduced the OKATOttlCAL DIVISION. Will Galbraith was the first speaker on the programme. He showed marked improvement since the home contest, and the award of the gold medal was fairly earned. His friends gave him an enthusiastic reception, and were greatly pleased at his success. Morton Kingsley of Waverly followed with "Washington." He had _an excellent presence and spoke with good voice and gestures, and was marked first by the referee. Roy W. Zinser of Red Oak was last with "Spartacus to the Gladiators," one of the finest declamations there i for spirited rendition. He gave it with animation and was marked first by one judge, winning the second medal. THE DBAMATIO CLASS. After a quartette by Misses Gilchrist and Tweed, Mrs. Vesper and Bowyer, Ethel Bratnober of East Waterloo gave " The JEUvals. " Her manner was quiet, and her gestures very fine, while her voice, though not strong, was fully equal to the demand upon it. In finish she was not surpassed by any ol the speakers, and the audience ranked her well up. Jennie Collins of Grundy Center followed with "English Jem." She had an excellent voice_, but otherwise showed very faulty training. The "Sioux Chief's Daughter," by Louise Fisher of Villisca was one of the pleasantest performances of the evening. Her manner was easy and graceful, her voice full and clear, and her whole rendition apparently without effort. Many marked her for first place and the audience gave her a very warm reception. Nellie Flick of Bock Rapids followed with the gold medal winner, the "Gypsy Flower Girl." It is a very dramatic piece and she had been very thoroughly trained, had an excellent voice and appearance, and was marked high by everybody. "The Bridge of the Tay" was familiar to the audience, being the piece Algona's first contestant, Lizzie Wallace, spoke at Monticello. Marie Keeler of Colfax gave it. Her voice was one of the best of the evening and her appearance on the stage very graceful, and the audience gave her hearty applause. The declamation that captured the audience was "The Black Horse and His Rider," by Neal D. Tomy of Fairfield. He came out as though he meant business and- he gave his piece like a young orator. It was spirited, direct, and effective, and the applause which followed was long continued. He was easily first in the popular verdict, but got only second with the judges. The closing dramatic selection was "Benedict Arnold's Confession" by Herbert H. Wilson of Cedar Falls. Assuming that Arnold could have talked as the piece credits him, he at least could not have talked in the manner Mr. Wilson represented him. Arnold never made such a confession as though he were delivering a Fourth of July oration, Mj\ Wilson had many elements of a good speaker but he could not have missed the spirit of his selection farther than he did. THE HUMOROUS CLASS. A duet by Miss Randall and Dr. Rist introduced the closing contest. May Curry of Mason City gave the "Movement Cure for Rheumatism," a very humorous selection relating the experiences of the man who tried bee stings for rheumatism. She told the story very pleasantly, and opened the humorous class appropriately by giving the audience a hearty laugh, Laura L, Fisl^ of Pella followed with three little sketches which won the silver medal. Her first was best, "Little Orphant Annie," and she showed in this, and, in all, excellent training in elocution, The second selection was not humorous, and as she won a. medal, we can say with safety not properly recitation 9-t all, but merely a vocal trick, Mechanical tones evidence a certain sort of skill, but they are not good high school elocution, She was heartily applauded and but for hep second part would have come closer to the first place, which she so nearly won fts it was, During her piece the rain storm bad come up and when Herman Hildre of Monticello appeared a torrent was beating on the roof that drowned pis voice. He started into * l §an4y Me- DonaW's Signal," b«t had to stop, and came on »gftin alter the stprnj was over. This gayeb to ji}s*» second winA'' and be delivered his piece in very amusing style, The judges gaye bim tbe gold medal and tbe audience applauded him very beartUy. Mary Power of Mk pleasant was unfortunate in forgetting be? selection. moment, wbieb m»rrecj the bumop of it and cut her marjjs down. Jt was a very Plenty of inoney ROW for ftU oante at the Kossutn County State bank, fop real estate ipjini $ tQWWt rates. Money paid ftt pnce on completion of the papers. |h| requiring a variety pjf ---------- - lolats the lady quartette safig anolhe? song, and were encored, 'At the eofl 4 elusion ft! thS Second piece President Blanchard announced the Winners and pinned the flnedals On. The aWAfcJs were cheered with varying degrees of enthusiasm, hut the audience eheeffid them all. THE JUDGES' MAftKfNGS. The judges of the contest are selected by the executive committee. O. W. Randlett of osage was selected by President Blanchard, J. B.. Carlisle of Chftdton was selected by Treasurer Chevalier, and J. T. Blanchard of Webster City was selected by Score* tary Doran. Miss R. Anna Morris of Des Molnes was chosen referee. The markings were on a scale of 10 for pronunciation, 15 fof articulation, 25 for carriage and gesture, and 50 for expression. Aiiy contestant marked first by two judges won> In case Ho one was so marked the referee's marks decided. Below are the full markings of each judge! I I ff! I K . . n. fn . . m > ,... - njt H *" PT H CD tO CO O (oco-iootoocotocececo Pronunciation, H M M H H H H M •--••• w£«5 Articulation COWIf WOlMIOlf»(OHH Carriage and gesture, *•*•!<>• Expression. 00 CO CO tO rf-COtO CO 00 00 tO 00 CO CO 00 00 00 00 00 (OOOHOCCOCOCDldCn ~ ° Total. H H (OOtO O SK 1C 14 to 10 ««*• W tOMMlOtOlOlOMtOtOM cowcocooi ----- COCO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO j§- li£ y )-"HM H ooo o ^i HMM M . OCOCOOOOCOOiOCOO IOH1O IO MtOCO O IO t-» IO IO 1O13 fO 10101C to OOMtOOOj^jd 010105 00 K>-Ot IP 0! -.]!)>• Ol toooto to OWM H oo oa co co oo to oo oo co oo oo CO tOH 00 CD 0-1 CO HMO s; SK « JKS 10 to 10 10 ooi-i -i 000)0) CD !? i? 10 to to to to to to 10 to to 10 -}ro-io>~i-ics-.ic>cjc» COIfvOCOMCOI-'lOOUI-l toooo o cocooocoeocoocoeDGc 5- to to to hf-Mlt- 10 tOtOtplOtOlOMMlOtOlO H to HH* to co co co co 10 coo an( j gesture. WH05 . tt>. *• Ifv *. tf. It- **• *• o if-*-01 co to >«>• to u to to oo to OCOI- 1 05 (01» CO tO tO 00 00 CD 00 00 00 q,,., 00 OCDNOI-'CDHHOOCOIf' 1OIB1. £ £? Pronunciation. Carriage coHCowtocc nnd gesture. Expression. Total. Pronunciation. Articulation Carriage ". gesture. Expression. Total. Grand total. Pronunciation. Carrlase Expression. H 1O 011O OiH COM it* COlOn: First judge. Seo'nd J'dge COOiH to null H O) W to-HtH- 1 1OCO Third judge. H 0> tOOSHUHOOI-.TCOMMCOl Referee. THE BUSINESS MEETING, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock a business meeting was held to arrange foi the next place of meeting, etc. The following delegates, besides the speakers, who have been already mentioned, were present: Rpck Rapids, Prof. E. E, Blanchard, president of the asso elation, with wife and child, Otto Re miers, and Sylva Holliday; Colfax, Prof. D. W, Kolley; Pella, Prof. J. H. Garber, Ada Hurt; Waterloo, Prof, F, J, Sessions; Monticello, Prof. W. A, Doran; Cedar - Falls, Prof, Laura Phillips; Red Oak, Prof, W, F, Chevalier; Grundy Center, Prof, W, D, Wells, Bessie Ricker; Montezuma, Prof. G, W, Bryan; Mason City, Prof, A. R, Sales; Waverly, Prof, S, A, Sheakly; Algona, Abra Robinson, Irma D, Clarke, The minutes of the last meeting were approved, and the 'treasurer's report referred to a committee. A vote was then taken on Rock Rapids and Cedar Falls as the next meeting place resulting in 26 to 14 in favor pf Rock Rapids, At a later meet* ing this was reconsidered and left with the executive committee as so many objected to going tp the-extreme put* side localities, Cedar Falls will be the next meeting place, The election of a new member of the executive committee resulted in the choice of J, ft, Garber of Pella, who becomes secretary, W. A, Doran treas« urer, and W. Ft Chevalier president, F, J, Sessions introduced a resolvjtipn which excited considerable discussion and which in ft slightly modified fprm was adppted. It provides that PP se? lection shall be given at the next state contest which has been, given at either of the two preoeding. This will sh«t put a lot ol Rlfi toers and cpmpfi the opntestants to hw?t wp mw pieces. The following regplutlpnj were adopted in, Conclusion.: We hereby tender to tb,e cltteeas gona, 9«r thinks for their generous., folity in opening their homes for tbe en- t«rtato«ient of delegates and repreaent^- tiye? of ftlf wsMatipB »»4 fw tbfl? ' ^ cbfnmittee of affang6nienls add as faliWfty sedretftfy. ¥he Veferee's tflafkings would have changed Only one f-esulfc, Neal D. Tbmy would have W6h la the dr&snatte class, Neal t), Tomy had to spend Sunday somewhere ofi the fond home and so remained in Algona and Visited with Will. Galbraith. Miss Morris, who acted as referee, Is a well known teacher of delsarte in Des Molnes, and has published a book which is generally used, There must be something In speaking last aftef all. The judges marked the last Class higher than the second and the second higher than the first. The rule shutting out old selections makes this Algona meeting practically a funeral occasion for a lot of the favorites. Among them Wild Zlnge- rella, The Gypsy Flower Girl, will have to retire. Rock R'aplds has, we believe, had this at five contests and won three gold medals on it. The decisions were a.ll made by the judges there being no case in which the referee's figures Were needed. In the two first classes the totals corres ponded with the rank won. But in the humorous class Miss Flsk was ahead of Mr. Hildreth on total markings but came second in rank. On account of lack of hotel accommodations the professors and speakers were mostly entertained by citizens. We hear but one comment and that is that Algona has never been visited by a more Intelligent or entertaining body. The school principals were with out exception teachers of ability, and the young ladies and gentlemen were all attractive in appearance and agreeable in manner. Whether they won prizes or not they all stand in the "A" class ia Algona's esteem. Herman Hildreth had the proper nerve for a winner. When he came out the rain was making such a racket that he could not be heard. Prof. Doran stood in the wings and yelled "louder" but still he could not make himself understood, Then the professor called to him to "come off" and he understood-it "you are-off" and he pitched in with redoubled zeal. But the rain was too much and he finally quit and retired while the delsarte drill, intended to come later, was put on. When he came out again he brought an umbrella and the audience gave him a good reception, and as the racket outside was over he recited his piece much better than be started out to at first. When he came out for his medal he still carried his umbrella and again brought down the house. His self possession was very remarkable. We have always thought that We should be even with Monticello and Bro. Doxsee of the Express on state oratoricals, and now .we are. Three years ago Algona sent a contestanl down there to give a Scotch piece and Monticello declared that she- won because one pf the'judges was a Scotchman. This year Monticello sends a contestant up here to give a Scotch piece and we are prepared to say on good authority that he won because none of the judges were Scotchmen. Our Scotch brethren say he abused the brogue outrageously, and declare that if he had been talking to Scotchmen he would have got " no conseederation at all." It was perhaps bad enough to win by capturing a judge with his own brogue, but we submit it to a candid public if that isn't high art compared to capturing judges because they dori'l understand the brogue. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The May Midland blossoms out with a golden corn stalk and loses nothing in the merit of its contents. The story of Iowa's contribution to Russia is finished and is o1 great Interest. Frank Bicknell gives a sketch of the work Charles Aldrichls doing in his department at the state capitol Iowa college at Grinnell is well written up Fine illustrations of the big Dakota flowing wells, of nooks and crannies in Scotlanc and of Westminister in London are given Eugene Schaffter describes graphically a railway collision, Miss Sherman of Des Molnes furnishes a very clever story, anc poems of merit are scattered throughout The illustrations are numerous anc attractive. The Midland is an aasurec success and every lowan should subscribe for It. The May St. Nicholas comes with a blooming frontispiece to remind its readers of the present,-and then plunges them into the past by beginning with Molly Elliot Seawell's patriotic. serial, Decatur anc Somers. Here is an ideal way to absorb history I Excellently told is the story oJ the boyish commanders who set so high a standard for the American tar, The whole story is salt of the sea, and the fluttering of Old Glory can be heard in the fresh, breezy style. Miss Seawell's many admirers have read no better story than is here promised them. Indeed, if compulsion were necessary, they should be made to read this story as a bit of American history; it will be enough, we are sure, to see that they start it, the rest goes without pushing, -w- A Leading feature of tbe Century for May is tbe first of a series of papers by Thomas G. Allen, Jr., and William L. Sachtleben, recounting their adventures In a journey Across Asia on a Bicycle. The ground covered in tbe first paper Is from the Bosporus to Mt. Ararat, The objective point of the journey was PeWn, and for the greater portion of the way the route was parallel and occasionally Identical with that of Marco Polo. Tbe account will be Illustrated by a large number of unique photographs taken by the writers during this adventurous trip in a region almost unknown to the western world, -M- Eleveu of tbe sixteen attractive stories Which Romance presents in its May numbei are either written expressly for it or we original translations. Among these are tbe leading tale, a society story, IB tbe fresh setting pf Central Paris in May, by Rhodes Maosnigbti and a group of three admirable specimens of tbe realistic style of fiction. Tbere are also beautiful love stories by Justin McQaPty, Raympna Hunt and others; vivid stories pf adventure by BJdjjipnd About a»d Henry W. French; humorous tales by EJizabetb W, Chanjpney andpbwlesMpuseLetj fad others equally full pf interest. TRIBUTES TO HER MEMORY McCoy's SftOeftth ft for Bdth Press Pulpit at tak* city, An iftttwie* with Mt . Holmes Biaelosea Little that Is Mew the Dr. McCoy visited Lake City lafit week and learned all that is to be known further of the details of the drowning of his daughter. Mr. Holmes is about recovered and is able to tell substantially all that happened except the cause of the tipping over. The first either of them knew they were in the water, he thinks just as she was rising to take the oars, and as a rafting boat went by, At first he tried getting her on the boat which was right side up and full of water, but it sank beneath he? Weight. Then he turned the boat over to get a little air under it, and for awhile they held each other's arms across the bottom, But this Was tiresome and he put an oar across and each held an end until without any warning except that she complained of cramps she let go her hold. He thinks it was 9 o'clock when they first went over, and it was quite dark. Their cries were plainly heard, but the men on the shore thought it was boys fishing. Both remained calm and talked over plans for getting out. A MEMORIAL SERMON, Sunday Rey. E. B. Chase preached a memorial sermon in^he Congregational church at Lake City in memory of Miss Josephine. It.is published in full in the Graphic-Sentinel and is a very appropriate and touching tribute to her life. Speaking of her work in the church and religious experience he said: . " In life she had won the victory over death, so that in that hour's ordeal in our lake she thought not so much of herself .as of her loved parents and sister, repeatedly calling them by name, stating what effect her death would have on them, in forgetfulness of .herself, contending with • the wayes that she might live for their sake, and we feel that if she could speak today it would be to tell of the joy of heaven and to urge all to accept the Christ she loved and served that gave her victory in the hour of her death." RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT, The Congregational Sunday school of Lake Mills adopted a series of resolutions one of which reads: By her death our Sabbath school has lost a true and faithful friend, an earnest and zealous worker, and although her seat is vacant, yet she has crept Into our hearts and lives so deeply that our love for her can never be blotted out, but the remembrance of her sweet smile and Christian life will ever remain fresh in our memories. The Lake City musical society express their feelings in the following: This society has lost one of its brightest and most energetic members and we shall ever hold in remembrance her genial intercourse with us, and her sweet voiced Interpretation of the best in music. The class of '94 in the high school add: " Miss McCoy ever had our best interests 'at heart and always labored zealously and effectively in our behalf. TRIBUTES PROM THE PRESS. The Graphic-Sentinel says in its re-' port: " The high school scholars, in. token of their love for Miss McCoy, had a beautiful bank of flowers sent to Algona on Friday. She had worked hard and earnestly for their advancement and now that ' the • sweet voiced bird has flown' they realize more. fully what she has done for them. The Misses McCoy were always ready to assist in any work that was for the benefit of the school, church, or city, and their places will be hard to fill." The Lake City Republican speaking of both sisters says: "Their professional ability and good qualities .of head and heart won them many friends. They were valuable accessions to the society of this city, The musical talent of Miss Josephine and her readiness to sing for any good cause were recognized and appreciated by all. Her sudden death under such distressful circumstances when life seemed so full of promise has almost broken the heart of the surviving sister, The whole community is sorrowing with her and the bereaved parents in their great affliction. _ ; S, A, FOX IS DEAD, Tlie Old Gentleman who Was Taken to the Asylum Last WeeH Dies »t Independence. WESLEY, May 7.—During the thunder storm last Friday night lightning struck the bellfry of the Methodist church here, but no pafipus damage was done, '^9* f" Carl Siminer, who has been sick for* 8 'J some time, died Friday morning, remains were taken to Clarion buried beside those of his wife, Strainer was a native of Germany was 58 years old when he died, *, had been making his home here for t/ past two years with bis son, i Frank Curry and his sister, May, Mason City spent Saturday and Sj! day here visiting with the " Frank Heal, Wesley sent quite a delegation gona Friday evening evening to the state pratprical contest, Prof, Barslou has been sick fp; past week or more so that he was polled to quit his schPPl, but wi to, be on hand Mpnday morning. J, & MoMwilen has rented a' Peter Bostraoh in Call's a/ ini where he expects to reside 7 w present ' "* Saturday from Independence 1 r °U/ ftret father, who was sent then ' asylum for treatment, was dr remains will be sent here to tone m the Wesley cejnetery." ' F, Hpffmajstep pf Chiceg. James Corey went to Mas • J — to attend the funera „- 4apy Rpy, wjjtob too day, •>S8?

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