The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 1, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 1, 1894
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S! ALGSOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, i, 1894 fiY IKOMAM Subscribers: ii.So One copy, sli moaths ....................... 75 OM copy, three months .............. ..... 40 , Bent to any address at abore rates. Bftmlt by draft, money order, express order, l note at onf risk. Kites of advwtlslng sent on application. I MtJt/CT 1JT The Bubutue Telegraph says in its Monday issue: *'It is asserted by the Algona tirpEh Dtssi MOINES that'so far as Kossuth county is concerned the toulot law cuts no figure. It had prohibition before and has prohibition now. If there are those who assert that the 65 per cent, of signatures could be secured In this county, their belief, If such it is, is not Well founded, to prove which it is only necessary to refer to the fact .that no effort of the land has yet been made.' If Kossuth had prohibition before and lias it now, then it is .reasonably certain 'that it has plenty of secret saloons and the very WQrst kind of alleged whisky. In brief, if it has prohibition and prohibition .means there what it means generally, Kossuth has all the evils Without any of the compensations of the liquor traffic. The mulct law Is a poor contrivance, but it would be much better for the taxpayers of Kossuth than the one they -have." THE UPPER DES MOINES makes no pretense of championing the prohibitory law now in operation. But having some knowledge of the saloon system in the midst of which the Telegraph editor "finds his daily walk, it is prepared to compare experiences between Kossuth and Dubuque. The "prohibition whisky" which is sparingly and guardedly 'dispensed in thisj slough water district is exactly the same! article that is peddled at higher prices over the Dubuque bars without let or hindrance. And the money that is not spent for it here pays all the taxes of the community easily and leaves more to the laborer and man Of small means than the Dubuquer has after meeting the same burden by indirect taxation over the saloon bar. The prohibitory law is exactly as well enforced in Kossuth as any form of license Is in Dubuque. It shuts 'Out the social drink-i ing features of the saloon system, oflersj no inducements for the lawless element which inevitably associates itself with! the saloon, and provides no public report whose sole purpose is to stimulate and encourage the drink habit. It is not the best law for regulating the liquor traffic, but so far from "being the worst as the Telegraph intimates, it is better than any law that Bubuqoae has ever had in force or has now, ;and it is the comparison of actual conditions with actual conditions, and not with airy ideals, that decides the wisdom and merits of legislation. The Telegraph suggests that tax- 1 payers would be beoefitted in Kossuth! by licensed saloons, evidently having' in mind the public expenses that would be met by the license money. Inasmuch as the Telegraph is bitterly opposed to a system of indirect national taxation, which plucks the goose .with-, 1 out his feeling it, this argument *hati there is any advantage in indirect «eity taxation comes from it with very poor grace. How would the taxpayers of Kossuth as a body gain anything by saloon licenses? Some of them might gain at the expense of others, but all together would simply be paying the flame taxes they do now, the only difference being that the saloon keeper would collect them and turn them into the city treasury. The Telegraph well knows that whether city expenses are met by direct taxation or by a saloon license, the tax payer bears them just the same, except that in the latter; case the burden is not fairly borne but falls heaviest on those least able to meet Before the Telegraph ventures again upon the merits of the law now in operation in Kossuth county, we hope Jt will take a night ride up the Sage- "•vilie road, in Dubuque county, and give safull and unbiassed opinion of the .system which Dubuque has, and with ihatas a basis of comparison, show jbow Kossuth would gain by changing. ffltidh sotrow was felt over his defeat fey the KoagUth delegation as over fcfoy that 4allowed. fh£ slaughter continued till at the close B. 1. Sallingec, to the -surprise 'of all, beat Raymoftd out of a Second term for supreme court reports*. Secretary of State McFafland abd Auditor McCarthy went in by acclamation and they deserved the honor., The rest of the ticket is equally desefur-i ing. Milton Remley is one of the ablest lawyers in Iowa, and having been Identified with the prohibitiea Wing, his success will strengthen the movement to defeat Hayes for congress in the Second -district. Judge Granger and Judge Deemer were not opposed and both iiresamong the ablest jurists in the west. Judge Deemer : is PaMter column, but since it was regarded as certain that neither had any show in the event of Packer's nomination, and as their frie&ds are only human, the moral enthusiasm necessary for a victory over so many strong competitors was mecessarlly wanting." •" The chubby cherub of destiny" was •John Baldwin's characterisation of Grover. It was a case of busting the ring if we liad to organize to do it. daily a strong nominee, as he Is a very young man and one- who has <come to' the front on his merits. Mr, Jones, who beat 'Col. Sessions for clerk, has been deputy in the office for twelve years and his great strength in the convention was due to the excellent service he has rendered. Mr. Davidson, .who won for railroad commissioner, is well known in Algona, where he ilived some 20 years ago, is a thorough business man, and will tiot be a. figurehead on the commission. The ticket is strong all through, and it comes before the state as the Independent expression of the will of a very determined convention. Thos. S. Wright, oldest son of Iowa's early-day senator, died suddenly in NeW York last week. He was the ablest fail- way lawyer Iowa has furnished, but it is said of him that he never acted as a lobbyist. He Was a genial man to conversation, an early alumnus of the state university and one of its strongest supporters. UEV. WEAVER'S PBAYEB. The sensational, prayer delivered by Rev. J. O. Weaver of the Christian church atlhe opening of the state eon- •vention was as follows: "O, Lord, we believe that it is fitting that this meeting should be opened with prayer, for we meet here today to name the men who' shall be our standard bearers to lead us to. victory. But as we meet 'here in joy and gladness there .comes a shadow of sorrow over our thoughts when we remember that the.great democratic party, which has so aimlessly held on for so many years with such bulldog tenacity, is about tore- tire into innocuous desuetude, to appear upon the stage of our country no more forever. and When we stand by its open grave and hear the clods fall upon its coffin lid may weithrow the mantle of charity over its faults and remember iVonly by the good it has done, if perchance, it has done good enough to 'elicit 'our memory. O, luord, CONVENTION PEBSOffALS. Rev. Weaver's astonishing prayer in the convention recalled alike petition when Gov. Gear was nominated in 1872 to Stew- art'Goodrell, who has become a permanent part of the state auditor's office, in charge of the insurance department His father was an old timer in Des Moines, one of the commissioners to locate the capital, and no man is better prepared to tell a good story of past politics than Stewart. In this convention Rev. Wilson prayed for republican victory, for the usual republican majority of 40,000; " Yea, Lord," he exclaimed with enthusiasm, " if it please Thee even double It." At this point the convention broke loose, and unlike Rev. Weaver the cheers stunned the reverend gentleman'so that he sat down without even an amen. give us wisdom for the guidance ofwir deliberations today and grant victory of the cause. Amen." When he reached the point of having the democracy pass to innocuous desuetude the. convention gave vigorous applause, 'but nothing daunted the preacher continued. At the close a hearty amen went up from- the entire gathering and the applause was loud and long. In the -afternoon another prayer was given which followed conventional lines. THE STATE CONVENTION, Jf -there was any slate at the late «|a1je convention it was smashed so that its best friends could not recognize the It is doubtful if there was any There were too many candi* any combination of forces. Put the leading candidates were all jjaerifleed on general principles. The feeing that the men with the long j#!es were to be snowed under defeated A, C, Parker of Spencer and he was not " slated" for attorney but was in the race on his BOUjlVEH»S LETTER. In another column appears part 'Of a personal letter written by Hon. J. P. Dolliver to J. Fred. Myers. It speaks much moreiMly than any public speech could do for the intelligent interest which he in<common with all thoughtful men is taking in the social problems which underlie and surpass in importance the issues of current politics. The Des Moines Capital .speaks for all who know Mr. Dolliver when in referring to this letter it says: "There are those who'thought at the be- .•plnningof'Mr. Ddlliver!s icareer that he toad learned to say a few smart things, and when he had said those he could not say any more.. His subsequent career has demonstrated that his ability is of a higher order than some had thought. The above is the letter ,of a manly man and shows Dolllver's .traits of character and demonstrates the .possession .of heart and conscience." Mr. Dolliyer is am orator of high rank. But he is proving himself to be much more than that, a thoughtful student of politics who approaches public questions not from the standpoint of personal or party advantage so much as in a spirit of that true democracy which aims to secure to every man his just share of opportunity in this complex social and industrial system we are developing. John N. Baldwin left the university with the reputation of being the best orator of his time there. Thatihe was an orator the years have proved. His address as temporary chairman was able, and so easily and effectively delivered thatthe effort was not fully appreciated until others attempted to be heard from the same platform. The convention did not warm up much to his plan for issuing more bonds to buy gold, preferring to leave all the glory of that policy 'to Grover. But aside from that he made a very strong and very sound presentation of republicanism, -and fully vindicated the action of the committee in chos- ing him. In fact it is rumored that after the wreck one of the central committee hopefully remarked: " They can't beat us out of Baldwin's speech; there is that much consolation." Lafe Young came back from Asbury Park with added laurels. A year ago he brought down the plaster from .the state capitol of Florida and successfully addressed a legislature and state penitentiary the same day, but he had not then reached the limits of versatility. He comes from the east now with renown as an ocean swimmer and also as the real orator of the big Jtfew York banquet. He was called on to respond for the west, and ahead of him the east and south had made some beasts about not being headquarters for Kelly armies. In a way that was loudly applauded he told the New Yorkers that Kelly's army was made up of easterners aiming for New York, and that out of consideration for our eastern friends Iowa had treated them like poor relations, given them a mea' and a God speed. On the two chief occasions for.editorial oratory Mr. Young was chosen to .represent the association, and is *iow tunning out spicy editorials on the Capital about as his Scott press turns .out the papers. right hand of the hostess, so to speak, lot it follows immediately upon the install mentof Mrs. Deland's "Philip tod his Wife" at the opening of the number. In the third place stands Susan CoOlidge'S "The Girlhood of an Autocrat," the story of the famous Empress Catherine of Russia. -M- Romance, the beat short story magazine in the worldj has reduced its price to II a year, and now gives a dozen stories for a dime. The selections are from the standard authors of all countries and every One Who likes good reading ought to take it. -M- The August Midland presents more reading matter and still mote variety I Its pages are lengthened and widened and two columns take the place of the single column. Prof use illustrations adorn the pages including portraits of new Midland contributors (ft regular feature now). The new gunboat Ericsson, built at Dubuque, is pictured and described. Col. Keatly vividly pictures life in Alaska. Hon. Ben. Clayton tells of the non-partisan national farmers' organization of which he is president. Mrs. Cady tells a romantic story of old mission life in California.' Director Sage, of the weather service, speaks out about "Rainmaking." A Dublin sketch bj Mrs. Ashby, a hunter's sketch by Judge Davis, a sketch of boy-life by Miss McHenry, other stories, Home Themes bv Mrs. Smith, child poetry, a teachers' institute poem (humorous) by Emma Eggleson, talks about new books, editorial, etc,, these comprise some of the Midland's heat-dispelling August attractions. -M- Tho frontispiece of the Midsummer Holiday Century is a refreshing picture of "Pennsylvania Avenue in Midwinter," being one of a series of illustrations by Mr. Castaigno, whose drawings have been so great a feature of the Century for many months. The pencil which depicted the World's Fair and the "Emigrant's Progress," ete., presents in this number of the Century the salient features of "Washington as a Spectacle," including the White House, the Dome of the Capitol, the War, Navy, and State Departments, the new building for the Congressional Library, Washington from the Virginia shores, the Monument, and a variety of figure subjects. -»"4- Thero is the usual variety in the contents of St. Nicholas for August. The interests of the very little ones, of growing youth, and of maturing hoys and girls, are all looked after. " A Dag in the Woods," pictured by. Albert E. Sterner, forms the frontispiece, and then follows a clever little sketch, " The Admiral and the Midship- mite," by Mary Mason. -t~»- Scribner's Magazine for August is a fiction number, as has been the custom for seven years. It contains six complete short stories, by H. C. Bunner, T. R. Sullivan, William H. Shelton, W. Graily Hewitt, Octavo Uzanne, and Harrison Robertson, the author of one of the most famous stories ever published in Scrlbner's. "How the Derby was won." All these stories are distinguished by an individuality and deli-' cate fancy that make them of unusual quality, even for the high standard of short fiction in American magazines. Senator Funk tore himself away from 4he Chautauqua season, at Spirit Lake, which has been a great success financially as well as otherwise, to help in the fine contest .to nominate A. C.Parker. He has also had the summer meeting of the Upper Des Moines Editorial association on his hands, and promises a toboggan big enough to carry the Whole outfit into the lake. If the weather of the past week continues the pen may remain mightier than the sword, but the toboggan will do them both up. .jnerits and was supported as but few were by disinterested and earnest friends. The delegates showed J ifc0 temper «f the gathering whefi in Uirtrtef caucuses they resolved without that hereafter the a»d »$> frbe central , com- ebxmW feW the permanent ,Jfc fight was made on ' but ills remarks were fttoeivad Jn a different f pjirit thau they " b,e bid be§e , and b^e poeitt,pn was hjm, fhe nrfifpomi- the Bjj|u f htej. Ql the The State Register clips from the comment of THE UPPKK DES MSINBS on the mulct in Kossutb, in which it was stated that there was no trouble here, and says: "This expresses the truth not osaly in regard to Kossuth county, but in regard to every county where prohibition amounted to anything. And where prohibition waa a farce the law has been weeding out the more obnoxious features of liquor selling and making the rest come under regulations and contribute to the public revenues besides." Jas, E. Blythe was elected chairman of the state committee again. He is a good man to conduct a campaign, but as a maker of slates James has been surpassed, Belle Plairie was swept by fire Saturday, the losses aggregating $500,000. Brooklyn was burned at the same time with almost equal low. They are both enterprising Iowa cities, Senator Funk, in re vie wing the causes O* A. Q, Parker's defeat, .says; "It was particularly unfortunate that the congressional and judicial conventipns for the dls- trlotein which the home county is located were held before the state convention. Otherwise Kosswtb cpuatjr would pot The readers of THE UPPER DBS MOINES have enjoyed from time to time selections from Cyrenus Cole's descriptions in the Register of Des Moines scenery viewed from horseback. This is not the season in which to hunt out the Elysian byways he pictures. The one who undertakes it will take the descriptions with a grain of salt and the by-ways with several grains of dust. Cyrenus is a poet who can so vividly picture a star that his matter-of-fact auditor turns his head expecting to find a blazing luminary adhering to the .eeiljng of a Savery bedroom, and talent of that order only can make beautiful on paper the dry, burned, dusty highways Iowa now enjoys. We shall continue to reproduce his charming descriptions, but we advise our readers to wait for the fall rains before they go to see for themselves. abandoned Parker at »oy Bt&ge of convention procwdlngo, «$ Mr. StrwWe would not have marehaJled delegates JB this con, dUMcS to paaiib Parker |O F support oj firkin* Thea Jt wanted An interested spectator at the convention was S. M, Clark, the veteran editor of the Keokuk Gate City, who has been nominated to succeed John H. Gear in congress. He appears in much better health than for some years, and' is preparing for a vigorous canvass. Whether o» the lecture platform or on the stump he is one of the most effective speakers in Iowa, and the politicians from the First say that he will surely be elected. His entrance into Washington will add strength to the Iowa delegation, and will also gain the &irie state credit for aiding in the mpve- ment toward putting soholftrs to the front in public affairs. Mr. Clark could have won fame }n »ny walk in literature, but has preferred the immediate influence pould eyert through a newspaper, ag did. His field will not be widened ia con. gross, but hid nomination a,nd election will be § njark of appreciation »nd esteem on the part of bis neighbors which cannot but Pl4f>JT J»Bkh?, we heJJeve, a» editor in Iowa Ippger IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. The new West Bend block is to have plate glass windows 100x144 inches to the pane. In June the West Bend creamery sold $2,626.60 of butter and the Tribune says that Garfield equaled it. Emmetsburg Tribune: Hon. J. J. Wilson was up from Algona, Friday, the guest of his son, H. J., and family. The Democrat says a letter came to Emmetsburg addressed to Cardinal Gibbons. Some one takes the burg for a great Catholic center. Renwick Times: W. Lang and family of Algona are visiting F. I. Stoddard's people and other friends in Renwick. Pocahontas\ Record: Mrs. J. W. Wallace and Miss Ollie Burckhalter went to Algona, Sunday, to attend a church gathering. The big marsh south of LuVerne is burning out. It has been burning for over a week and will continue to burn until we get some rain, the News says. Humboldt Independent: Mrs. Hannah Tellier and Nett Robertson drove down from Algona last Saturday and remained over Sunday to visit with friends. Mason City Republican: Frank Ni- coulinof Algona, former proprietor of the Bee Hive store in this city, made his daughter, Mrs. Fred Randall, a visit Friday. Whittemore Champion: About fifteen members of the Algona I, O. G. T. visited our lodge Monday night and the visit was returned the Algona lodge Tuesday night by about a dozen Whit- temoreltes. The Freeman quotes some young man, claiming to hail from Algona, as saying that there is more going on in Webster City in a day than in Algona in a month. A few such interviews will make Algona lively enough for him. E. J. Murtagh, Burt's popular banker, has been at Waverly on a visit and tells the Monitor that in that neck of the woods corn is past all recovery, hay crop a total failure and obliged to buy, and they are far from raising- a decent crop. 'Justice T. L, Grose married his first couple at Emmetsburg last week. The Reporter says he tied an elegant knot but the mental strain was so great that he took his bed Sunday. We trust that his next effort in this direction will not have so deleterious an effectiupon him. The Renwick Times notes the visit of Misses Luella and Sue Wartman at that place and says: Miss Sue has become a, singer of very promising ability. She is engaged to sfng at the Knight Templar conclave which meets in Spir^ it Lake next month, at the handsome salary of $2(5 an evening. Frank Hurlburt, a freight conductor on the Milwaukee, had a close call at Spencer last week. la attempting to jump on the cabpose, the beel of pne of his fepQte caugbt in the platform and be was nearly thrown umster tbe wheels of the ear* The heel was torn frpnj his boot and the side pf bis leg WAS, Quite teasUy lftce,rftted, "Modoe" • Gl Nwa head and face, the result being tha Rosslng went to grass. On recover; Rossing filed a rebuttal that nearl; evened the score and court adjourned We have heard of no appeal and hav ah idea that the boys will leave tha part of the case where it is. Mat Freilinger, Barhet Devine's soft in-law, met with a serious accident a Seneca last Week. The Armstrong Joilriial says: While he and his so were out in the field the boy, who had £un, shot at a chicken and accidental!) shot his father. Fifteen shots wer taken out of his back. Although pain ful and quite serious he will come oU all right. The Wesley Reporter says: "Fo some reason the U. D. M. on every pos sible occasion seems to glorv in color ing the misdeeds of this eommunit; and putting everything in its wors light." On the contrary there is not town in the county that stands higher at this office than Wesley. As Wesle. gets metropolitan and has sensation she must expect to have them writte up. Winnebago Summit: Another town of Algona's size, with three better pa pers than are published in our neigh boring county seat, would be very diffl cult to find in all the northwest.' THE UPPER DES MOINES, Republican am Courier are among those bright ex changes whose wrappers we always re move with pleasure, well knowing tha we'shall find something within worth reading. ^ OONGEESSMAN DOLLIVEB WEITES In n Letter to J. Fred. Myers II Shows Himself In Sympathy witl a Progressive but Safe Policy in Dealing: •with Social Problems. The Denison Review publishes personal letter written by J. P. Dol liver to its editor, which gives an in side view of the attitude of our con gressman towards existing social dis turbances: I feel sure that the deliberate judg ments of the great mass of such people as ours cannot be far from right I sometimes think that I am too con servative. No man in the United States feels more anxiously the pros sure of social and industrial problems than I do. No man is contending with the perplexities and uncertainties o our situation with more concern than I am. My whole heart and sympathy is enlisted in every effort to promote the interests of the millions who are doing the hard work of the world I am ready to move in any direction which appears to promise reform. ] will not stop to ask whether the pro posed reform will result in an abso lutely certain improvement. I only ask a reasonable and approximate assurance that the thing proposed wil do good. ' I feel sometimes that the fact that my mind is so constituted as to demand such an assurance in ad vance, disqualifies me for public service in times like these. I find it impossible to take a step in advance because I am unable to tell where the step will actually land us. Yet I fee sure that some step is necessary to restore the rights which have been gradually encumbered by the extraordinary growth of what is vaguely called the money power. It is not how to feel on these questions that bothers me, but what to do. I am glad the Review is giving so much attention to the elementary principles upon which society, since the Christian era, is founded. We must keep clear o: dreams, nebulous, speculations anc quagmires without ignoring the evils that afflict the world,' or despairing that effective remedies may be founc to at least alleviate conditions and create a tolerable state of harmony and industrial peace. CONVENES NEXT MONDAY, Tlie Teachers' Institute Begins at That Time—An Attendance of at Least 3OO Is Anticipated. The teachers' institute opens next Monday and Supt. Reed is expecting an attendance of at least 200. It wil! be one of the best for work yet held, and in many ways will be of interest to the general public. The lecture by Prof. Baker will bring out a big audience of the pioneers, and recall many memories of Algona college and the early struggles for education before the grasshopper raid. The memorial exercise in honor of Louis Kossuth and the address by E. P, MoElroy will also have a special public interest, on account of the county's name, Rev. Davidson's well known love for historical studies and his ability to make them interesting to his hearers will attract attention to the famous struggle for English liberty which resulted in the death of Charles I. Among the instructors Profs. Shoup and Dixson are well known to all the teachers, as is also Prof. Barslou, while Miss Minnie Morse in Algona at least will be at her old home. It is an able corps and with Supt. Reed's assistance will be able to render the most efficient service. The formal opening occurs next Tuesday evening, with the following programme: Address of welcome, Willie M. Gal- braitb, Algona; Teachers' Response, Carrie Goodwin, Burt; Lecture, Prof. O, H. Baker, Indianola. Prof. Baker will tell about his consulate in Copenhagen. The Kossuth memorial evening comes the Thursday following, Monday, Aug. 13, Rev. Davidson speaks, and Thursday, Aug. 16, Prof. French gives one of his famous chalk talks. The music will be under D, T. Smith's direction, which insures the best. Low Rates to Dee On account of Battle Flag day at Des Moines, Aug. JO, 1884, the Northwest' ern }J,n$ will lell excursion tickets at the very low rate of one, fare for the round trip, Tiosets pa sale Aug. 8, 9. and 10, good for return- passage until Aug. ii, inclusive,. For tickets and jflforroatipu apply to .agents "' DEMS, ARE AT II TODAY. In Session at Des Koines to See Who Shall Be Sacfiflced-The. Con* grressional JUMdle. Populists Put Bflker of Palo Alto in th'fc Field for Congressman.—Populist County Convention. Today is a very serious one with tbd democrats. They are in Dea Moihes holding a state convention. The one ray of sunshine is the address 6fov. Boies is to make. If there is a man in Iowa who can extract consolation from disaster, and cheer the dispirited it is Gov. Boies. The Kossuth delegation goes in double column, 19 trusty warriors attending to cast nine votes. They are: J. W. Sullivan, C. D. Pettibone, M. J, Walsh, C. C. Thompson, C* L. Lund, P. T. Ferguson, Thos* McGovern, Fred Lange, J. A. Robertson, H. A. Lillibridge, J. J. Kann, Phil. Dorweiler, J. G. Graham, Frank Weimer, C. V. Dunn, Silas Roupe T Guy Butts, Geo. Stewart, Jo. Hoflus. Two matters of local interest may come up. It is rumored that J. W. Sullivan's name may be presented for a place on the ticket. While it would be an empty honor this year, it would still be worthily conferred. Mr. Sullivan, would make a splendid nominee and the convention can well afford to consider him in connection with its state ticket.. The Tenth district caucus is expected to decide who shall open the congres-. sional convention which meetsatBoone next week Friday. Calls have beeri issued by T. F. Breen and Jas. Taylor both for the same time and place, and the question is which shall actually preside. Breen was chosen by the last congressional committee, -but Taylor as district committeeman is authorized by the state central committee to act. The latter says he has no interest in the matter at all, and expects the caucus to settle it today. The delegates to the congre ssional convention are: J. J. Wilson, A. Rutherford Jr., Dr. Walters, J. T. Chrischilles, L. C. Smith, P. J. Walker, Perry McDonald, Fred Pompe, Alex. Fraser. Baker for Congress. The populist convention to name a candidate against J. P. Dolliver was held at Humboldt Friday. Horace Schenck' was present from Kossuth, seven counties being represented. J. C. Baker, the well-known populist ot Palo Alto county, was nominated and will run. A correspondent to the Register says: " The platform is a hummer. It takes in all of the Omaha platform of 1892 and ten sections besides. Hughes -of Palo Alto—the. only bright mind that got to the front—said the platform was too long, and offered one three sections long. He thought a short one might be read, but it seems that that was what the convention feared." Populists Meet. At the county convention last week the populists chose M. DeL. Parsons chairman for the year and the following committeernen: A. B. Sheldon, Burt; W. F. Hofius, Union; J. E. Blackford, Cresco; Chas. Magnusson, Algona; Wm. Hedge, Seneca; Fred Cruse, Fenton; Norman Collar, Ramsay; A. W. Weller, Swea; John E. Peterson, Harrison; Jacob Englehart, Buffalo; and E. B. Eddy, Portland. The delegates to the state convention, which meets in Des Moines in a few weeks, are: M. DeL. Parsons, C. W. Goddard, J. E. Blackford, F. A. Brunson, A. B, Sheldon, and Thos. Hanna. DISTUEBED WESLEY'S PEACE. Two Algonlans are Pined by 'Squire Robinson—Disorderly Conduct. Two Algona plasterers, A. Little and John Kirby, who have been finishing Wesley's postofflce, got drunk last week and got Marshal Cosgrove after them. The Reporter says: For a time they owned the town, but a tap from the marshal's billy created a different sentiment in their minds, and on recovering their wits Little made a bee line west, giving the marshal a good half- mile run. He was, however, brought back, and in company with his chum, Kirby, was adorned with a ball and chain, and, in the absence of a look-up retired for the night in a box car. Wednesday morning they were brought before his honor, 'Squire Robinson, who assessed a fine of ¥10 and costs against each. Little skirmished and raised the cash, while Kirby was taken to Algona to board it out at the county's expense. .The day is past in Wesley when par. ;ies think because they are filled up on bad whiskey they can run the town to suit themselves. Marshal Cosgrove is to be commended for his efforts to maintain law and order. TIE DOUBLE-HEADED CONVENTION TUe Democratic Congressional i m » brogjto Jn TWs District Brings Out ft Suggestion fronj Ames, The Amos Times eays: The democrats in the Tenth district are pulling hair as usual. They have called two congressional conventions to meet at Boone on the 10th day of August. John F, Puncombe O f Fort Dodge and Jas. Taylor of Algona are heading ene wing of the split, and Tom Breen of Fort Podge'is heading the other faction. The eplit grew out of the Port Podge postofflce row, and promises to wine outithe email democratic vote that! eft In that district. The Tenth dis! riot democrats will neverhe aunit as ongasJobn P. Buncombe lives H« a disturbing Sent up tb5l r ° R «• WB5 . democracy of the Tenth district is toomthe

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