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IfJSMAM 4 WAlUUUt. ...IUO ... - 76 *,. 40 'ftsfcpl'teB&rderv VWOtfUtttft AS 8Ufr-6Bc> discussion boW rani' tlsaedompftniedby at antiquarian "kwh we* the amouat of publicity t!i§ : silver demonetizing abt of }8?8 before it was passed by oon« la that act, whieh was far the f^egutatlon of the mint, the little clause « proyldiHg for minting the standard ^silver dollar was dropped out, and so nded sliver cofsage. A great many |f ff Congressmen and senators have since stated that the dropping of this clause Was without their knowledge. It is ; charged that after the bill had passed ' both houses and had gone to a conference committee for final adjustment, , that this clause was surreptitiously eliminated and no discovery followed • because there was no further debate, Senator Sherman, however, we believe, has contended that dropping silver coinage was fully discussed. In the last Nevada Representative W. O. Payne, who was -clerk of the coinage -Committee of the -house in 1800, when the silver issue was up, and who is well .enough Informed <on political history to be an authority, makes .a statement About this bill of 1873 of interest. He says: "Contrary to the oft repeated story, ' 'there was nothing surreptitious about its passage. It was recommended repeatedly by the secretary of the treasury, introduced time and again in both branches of •congress, considered and reported session ' after session by committees of both houses, printed altogether some 15 times, made familiar to everyone who had occasion to care about it, and finally passed with ^everybody consenting. Of course, there were many congressmen who did not know •what they were consenting to, but that is always the case. If congress were to wait until every congressman should know what he Is about before it should do anything it would be a yet more incompetent body - than it is. The vital section of the bill was 'the''one which named the coins of the United States. This section was doctored more or less at the various stages of consideration; but at no stage did it provide for a standard silver dollar of unlimited •tender. Everyone who had anything to do with the bill or cared anything about it had opportunity to know and did know that the standard silver .dollar was left out; and ,the reason why no objection was made was because no one saw anything to object to." , The question is one of historical interest merely. It makes no difference now how silver was dropped. Conditions have changed so greatly that remonetlzation is an entirely new • question. But as a matter of history both sides of the controversy over " the crime of 1873" are worth knowing. M* tery active ft Illinois, fill lette* tftfftitt.tfc* hficfen6y«d W&ffr !ng*wltb. whicfe «I6 fSid 1 tteftd&M rnefi ffottlea liiS cStifitfy when tfie Aliisbn act wftj p«86d in l8fd and again wfcen the Sherman law was etiftctefd ffi 1800. Al- thoufrh the people h&ve had all sorts of trouble predicted if sliver should be recognized the only real panic has occuffed flag aUVef j^jBttttgly cut 6ff. One-of the great newspaper met) died in tames W. Scott of the Chicago Herald. Kte made one of the leading journals of modern times from a small beginning and in a few years, lie was & country editor to begin with and died at 46 yearsof age. A furniture firm in Webster City wanted to have a beauty show and so Invited the editors to a banquet in its big show window, Whether Charley Htelien or Will Smith got the prize is not stated, But the six together made a regular nosegay of beauty, ' THE STATE CONVENTION. The republican state central com- V mittee met in Des Moines last week and agreed on July 10 as the date for •; the*convention. There was some talk of holding it as early as June 10, but 1 other things seemed to be in the way. * 'Several cities asked to have the con* verition turned over to them, but the -committee wisely chose Des Moines on .account of its central location and .hotel accommodations, the latter , none too ample for a hot July night. * M.' K. Whelan was present at the .meeting from this district and told them that the mulct law was fairly '.satisfactory. In Estherville the saloons ",','Obey the law, while in Emmetsburg : i they go as they please, as they always .have. AS temporary chairman Joe R, Lane of Davenport was chosen. Mr. ,- Lane is son of a prominent early-day 'i republican politician, would have been ;. Judge Hays' successor in congress if he bad accepted the nomination offered ^,Jjim, is a solid, conservative, level ..-• beaded-and reliable business man and i^; 'republican. He will make a speech : || suited to the occasion and preside 'While in the chair with dignity and AND LITEHABY. Dr. Strickland's much advertised lecture on Grant will be given tomorrow evening without fall at the Baptist church, Dr. Strickland was tn the confederate army and he will tell what the southerners thought of Grant. We are especially Interested in hearing the doctor since reading the following story in the Sioux City Journal, published at the time there was talk about praying for rain : Eri Richardson was leaning against a comer of one of his blocks yesterday afternoon when Rev. Dr. C. H. Strickland came along. " Mr. Richardson, you reetnto be happy," said Dr. Strickland pleasantly. "Well, I may seem to be," slowly answered Mr, Richardson, "but I am not, exactly, I am growing a little uneasy about this continued dry weather. I never knew a time when a copious rain would be so joyfully received by all the people as right now." Mr. Richardson's manner was thoughtful and grave. Dr. Strickland was very deliberate when he said : " What is your idea of prayer for rain?" "I don't always believe In that, doctor," replied the venerable capitalist. " When a man puts In a patch of potatoes and instead of getting out with his hoe and bug pan, sits down and prays for rain, I think it is an insult to God almighty." " I guess you are right" wa .Thecbief matter to come up will be i of a candidate for governor, canvass is-being made for Senator Harsh, Secretary |p^p|Pa.rland, Senator Parrott, Senator Col, Ormsby and Senator The platform will not in- i discussion, The mulct will i endorsed and the republican nation- will undoubtedly be adopted ftp tariff and silver, P!'' J|nator Punk is backed by toe record "" ' ' ."Good men differ in their the consideration of the liquor , CJpp,d women differ in their con- i when" brought fa.ee to face with' itbiiity, it w«> so at Ali ifee library tax was in issue 5 it guess you ore right," was the min is tor 1 s comment. Dr. Strickland passed on up the street and Mr. Richardson still leaned against the corner. * * * Rev. Geo. Leslie of Evanston will preach in the Episcopalian church Sunday. He comes with the view of becoming rest- dent rector. * * * The Easter service at the Episcopalian church was the pleasantest yet held by the Algona society. Arch-deacon Me- Elroy of Waverly preached two able sermons. The morning offering was very large, 1117. * # * Ingalls' subject for a week from Friday evening will be "Problems of Our Second Century.'' It affords an ample field for a man of his experience in public life. NEWS AND COMMENT. Howard A. Burrell celebrates the twenty-ninth year of his remarkable editorial career on the Washington Press by taking a whack at Chauncey M. Depew for recommending college training. Burrell says that the leaders of the world are not college men. Andrew Carnegie made a similiar statement a few years ago and the New York Tribune interviewed the great business and professional firms of the metropolis and proved that it was without foundation. Burrell says also that college towns are dull places. Why not? One would as soon criticize the churches for not stimulating commercial activity as the colleges. The history of the intellectual activity of the middle ages is a history of the universities. Puritan New England's chief contribution to this country was the public school and college. The higher culture of today, such as we have, Is with notable exceptions college bred. But then Burrell does .not expect to be taken too seriously. One of the brightest students at the state university two years ago was Miss Anna Burrell. Congressman Pete Hepburn tells them in Washington that" Coin's Financial School" will have as great an effect upon currency legislation as "Uncle Tom's Cabin" had upon slavery. And Congressman Sam. Clark says the book is a "fad" of the shystering variety. Of the two Col. Hepburn Is nearer right. Mr. Clark is correct when be says that to read " Coin" intelligently one should know more than the book teaches. But making all allowances Coin's book is fairer than most of the arguments made by the school Mr, Clark trtins with. Of all shystering the gold standard men are guilty of the most impudent and gauzy. Judge Thompson has decided at Cedar Rapids that the Iowa law which allows women to vote is unconstitutional, He says that until the word "male" is changed in the state constitution, voting must be restricted to males. The loss is not much, for the law amounted to nothing anyway, A constitutional amendment is the next step. Down at Washington, the Iowa town, they compelled an Italian fruit vender to keep closed doors on Sunday. The Indignant dago exclaimed: "Merlky a free country i Hell I I go back to Italy i > > After B, p, Miller h&d built his handsome home In Webster City 3 vacant square in. front of it was picked upon for a public market and scale yard- Mr. Miller was figaln^t compulsory public \veighiogpn principle, but the proximity Of the scales to his home added to big zeal, and six ye»ra ago. he cpmpeted with the Algodft normal school contingent }n beseig. tag the, fiaj? ipf }jh£ logutfttwe. While was piPYj^nf $«t the paw ?! PI nprwja sffbwl i MJ?< MUter was JiiiflJyW Jlfeerty flfljjjd, JJPt approbated By til WnO have Seen that gentleman's lithographs n6w nflfif in tne Algona windows: A kaftans Constituent of Senatof tngalls, a rough looking fellow, sent his card in to the senator one day and seated himself in the marble room to await thelatter's arrival. When Ingalls made his appearance some one else engaged him in conversation. At its conclusion lie started td re-enter the chamber having apparently forgotten the purpose for Which he quitted it. At that moment the cowboy seized him, "Be you a senator?" he inquired. Ingalls gently disengaged himself and answered, With Unusual dignity: "I have that honor, sir." "DoyOti know old Ingalls of Kansas?" was the next interrogatory, Ingalls shot a piercing look at the fellow to gee if he Was tn earnest, tie evidently satisfied himself on that point, for he answered Immediately! "Oh, yes; we're Very well acquainted," By this time quite a crowd of senators and senate employes hod gathered around the two men. "Well, then," continued the Visitor, "I wish you Would tell him I am about tired of waiting for htm, and if he doesn't hurry out here pretty soon I'll make it d lively for hlta when his next election comes around." "Do you know Ingalls?" inquired the Kansas senator, with a nonchalant air. "1 do not," was the response. "Have you any idea what he looks like?" "No; but I'm told he's as ugly as the Old Nick." Do you suppose he Is as ugly as I am?" was Ingalls 1 next interrogatory. " Well, I don't know," said the fellow with great deliberation, "but expect you crowd htm mighty close." At this point Mr. Ingalls made hts escape Into the senate chamber, trying to look responsive to the roars of laughter which followed htm. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Wesley will obsarve memorial day. There are 60 new houses now going up about Swea City. Spencer pays $1,680 a year for electric street lights. Algona beats one good town. Sheldon only has 2,404 people. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Elvldge, the newly wedded Burt couple, went to Chicago for a week's trip. Estherville gets a general raise in insurance rates under the new pool that is rerating the state. The Elmore Eye brags on a brood sow with 17 pigs. That is nothing. W. W. Jones of Cresco had one with 22 pigs." H. A. Lillibridge has traded nine head of horses for land In Brookings county, S. D. Three were his valuable stallions. Prof. Floyd, of Emmetsburg kid band fame and late teacher of the Burt band, has gone to Spencer to live and will organize a band there. The Emmetsburg Democrat says: That admirer of Emmetsburg beauty, Aaron Rutherford, Jr. of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor over Sunday. The cyclone blew away the county fair buildings at Erametsburg last fall. The society is now trying to devise a scheme to replace them. Try a bee. Will Smith turns the Webster City Journal over to the ladies to get up the issue of April 22. He should read Hartman's experience with the ladies in Waterloo. Mrs. Wm. Splcer of Webster City went out to milk the cow and got seriously kicked in the head. This is a solemn warning to the ladles to let milking out to the men folks. The Emmetsburg Tribune is responsible for this story: "Sid Walker sat in a shock of corn and caught a wild goose with his hand." Geese haven't much sense, but this one beats the record. Emmetsburg Reporter: O. H. Goodridge of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor, Saturday, He does a general repairing business on bicycles, guns, and umbrellas, and was looking up trade In Emmetsburg. C, M. Wasson, a former teacher in Kossuth and a brother of Homer I. of undying memory, read a very able paper at a teachers' meeting at Knox- vllle, last week, on the value of school libraries. The Express publishes it in full. Mrs, Frank Brown of Germania sent $6.15 to the Linnie Haguewood fund. Linnie is a blind, deaf and dumb girl at VJnton for whom the Vinton Eagle Is collecting money, Mrs, Brown collected from a dozen Germania residents, Estberville Republican: Hon, C, L, Lund of Algona was in the city Monday. Mr. Lund is haying some experience with tuberculosis cranks. He should give them a dose of their own treatment. Thus far he has beaten them at every turn, The Carroll Herald says: Mr, Creed, recently from Algona, has bought the Fred Miller property on Adams street, opposite W. T, Minohen's, and will re> pair and finish it off in elegant style, With contemplated Improvments it will make a fine home, LuVerne News: Algona challenges the winner in the debating contest now on between LuVerne and Livermore, If LuVerne comes out ahead, and we expect we will, we will be glad to accommodate Algona, Just trot out yoar debaters, gentlemen, West Bend Journal; After a very quiet city eleetion the new pity council of Algona, are just ripping wings up the back, They sa,t down on, tne mayor, and Ppe Pailey, city marshal fop lo these many years, has offered hie " nest JB erder is a ft A, Sawders , is Sweg, City Hera,h3; .M that ....._ ^'^sj&w^&^m'iw-w *tete i^MW"" """""'" " till A Hiini»AtnA^! the .great erapwiua a! beans &fcd culture, the Pasadena country- The E'atherviile iJeinocrftt says the tickets fof thiir bitf opera house opefi- ing were only 60 Cents td $2 each, ftfid adds: " This is exceedingly low for an opera house opening, when the Algona, opera house was opened the tickets were auctiofled of and sold as high as $15 a seat," This is a little imagination, but even then it must be remembered that We had "Glorlafta." Britt Tribuhe: Tfiri tJfPER DBS MOINES' article on indecent pictures puts us in mind of the old farmer who went to Visit a rich brothel- at a fashionable summer resort. On being asked how he liked the looks of the summer beauties who flock there, he replied: "Fust rate, fust rate, Ye see I Went to the balls and looked at the upper half otl'em. And then went down to the 'bathirt park* and looked at the lower half, They average fust rate, yes sir fust rate." Armstrong Journal: Estherville has outgrown Algona, Emmetsburg, Spencer and all the rest of the towns in northwe&tern Iowa. The only competitor it really has at present is Armstrbng,...'..The editor of THE ttefER Dfis MOINES has challenged the editor Of the Bancroft Register to run a foot race. Accept it, Bro. Latdly, and run from one end of Kossuth county to the 1 other Dr, Salisbury is at home near Algona. Monday morning he received word that his brothers re' siding there were both sick with the ; rip. He said he was going home to o their seeding. EXOITEMENT IN OMAHA, Judge Ed. It. Duffle, Late of This District, Makes an Important Decision Affecting Land Titles. Judge Duffle, Judge Thomas' predecessor on the bench in this district, and a well known lawyer hereabouts, went to Omaha after his term expired, and has there been appointed by the governor to the city judgeshij position he is filling with ability and credit. He has just rendered a mosl important judgment as is shown by the following dispatch: OMAHA, Neb., April 13.—Specia Telegram: A decision was rendered today by Judge Duffle of the district court, which declares invalid taxes to the amount of $2,000,000, due in a shor time, and also unsettles titles to millions of dollars' worth of property in this city. This decision, was basec on a technicality. It is held by the judge that the notice of special assessments of taxes for curbing, grading paving, etc., is insufficient and illegal and that no such assessments are legal This form has been used since the organization of the city, and a large amount of property in this city has been acquired by tax liens on specia assessment. These titles are held to be of no value and this land reverts to the city, and will be sold. It is impossible to estimate the exact amoum of titles thus clouded or destroyed. In 1892 ex-Congressman Connell became city attorney, and he changed the form of notice to make it legal. This decision created great consternation to property holders. There is $2,000,000 due now in special assessments, which the owners will, of course, not pay, but they cannot re cover the amount paid previously for special assessments, so the city wil lose nothing. The case will be appealed to the supreme court at once. POETICAL ADDBEBSES. IS. H. Slaele Furnishes the Railway Mall Poetry Ho Promised Some Weeks Ago. I had almost forgotten that I had promised the readers of THE UPPER DBS MOINES some specimens of railway mall service poetry, and had nol the editor refreshed my memory, anc informed me that his constituency was "languishin"'for some of embryo ,pe- gasus' work, I would, no doubt, be still living in sweet ignorance of my promise, unconscious of the great loss such dere- lectlon was bringing to the reading world, but as apologies fcre not ir order I will proceed. In the first place bear In mind that these poems are not original, but ad dresses which I have copied from letters in transit In the malls. This one— Over the bills and on the level Take this letter like the d 1. At Waverly, Iowa, you may leave It, And Lou Thomas will receive it, Shows the poetical instinct combined with business sagacity and a desire to assist the postal clerk in performing his duty with the greatest pbssibl facility. The writer's allusion to his satanio majesty would show him or her to be well versed in that per* sonage's rapid mode of doing business, hence the postal clerk, who is usually religiously Inclined, sent the letter to Waverly without delay. Another and more voluminous address was the following poetic effusion! Please good Uncle Sam make haste to carry TWs letter of mine, (pray do not tarry.) Away UP north to an Icy corner, Where dwells a youth named Samuel Warner. The better to find this jolly rover, I'll put It In care of E, J. Qrover, The name of the city is Zupibrota, And the Joy corner }a Minnesota, Of course this was such an interest' ing contribution to my collection that I dropped all other work and copied it Into my.postal clerk's diary in order to preserve it for future generations, Here is another which shows so much confidence in the postal clerk that he freely forgave the writer for such a long address, and placed the precious letter in the box labeled "Eastern States" and sent it on its way rejoicing: As I'm directed rather queer, And look BQ very knowing, Perhaps you ail woujd like to know To whom, and where I'm To Hartford, Ohio, l Ana therefore, shall For J Bftve UBBllon In Uncle Samuel's mail. P. M, where I'm Ja«dea, take pains Tp Iafl4 me $9 J$ss JJftyy JJajnes. I wight multiply tibe number pf tfce&e h«t I will only add oae wore wfcip jsarsAlwp.tty wpsn the 1A8DSD A Dotwffi TOO, W. M, 1fifif&ftt Adds to Mis LAfli-els an Ahgitt While in the Sonth- A Spirited Contest; A Man-eating Shark Disputes the Grouhd with ttitft—What & f wfeive-foot Shark Looks Like, Mr. and Mrs. Ingham and daughter come from their Florida trip tomorrow, They have had a pleasant outing and Mr, Ingham has added to his laurels as an angler. In addition to capturing his tarpon he also took a dolphin, a fish Whose colors while dying are famed, He captured him on the other shore from the tarpon grounds, in the Indian River Country south of St. Augustine, and the story he tells of the competition he had with a shark is exciting enough, In speaking of the capture he writes! " Several of our tarpon party at Myers were over at Lake Worth stop* ping at Flagler's princely hotel, the Royal Ponclana, and we Were talking of catching king flsh with rod and reel. We were told that only one had ever been caught that way and that the fish would break the best rod made, We decided to go out and try them even ii we should be obliged to come home without rod, reel, or linn, ahd the next day found us on the fishing grounds very late, as the wind was unfavorable. We finally struck a school of king fish and the "strikes" came thick and fast, until one was hooked on my line. He jumped about eight feet and shook himself loose, but a friend, with me. Mr. Miller, secured a fish, A few minutes later another strike was made on my line and when the fish made his leap our darkey, 'Cap'yelled out, a 'dolphin you will do mighty well to get dat fish. The racing began and I soon discovered that I had the liveliest fish on my line I ever attempted to pull In. Twenty minutes of racing and leaping put him in condition for landing, however, anc then began a novel scene. When the flsh was about 20 rods from the boai ' Cap' and his partner, with eyes wide open and voices keyed at the top pitch, yelled 'see dat shark! colonel be quick or dat shark get dat fish shuah,' and between the shark and the darkles It was a rattling time. As the shark would roll on his back to swallow the flsh I would pull It away, and then he would right up and make a rapid roll- Ing motion under the fish again. This was repeated several times, the darkies yelling constantly to remind me to be quick, when a lurch of the schooner threw my rod out of the rest. I told ' Cap' to hand-line the fish in quick, and with both darkies working on the line and the shark likely to capture the dolphin any instant it was a picture nol soon to be forgotten. The shark was near the flsh all the time and came to the top of the water within two feet ol the boat. If we had had a rifle we could have shot him easily. He appeared to be from 10 to 12 feet long and about two feet through, of the man- eating variety. The dolphin was fair size, weighing 15 pounds, but he was big enough to satisfy me, so that I do not want to try another. For beauty of color nothing can surpass him. While dying every shade of the rainbow made its appearance oh his sleek, smooth sides. He Is rightly named the greyhound of the ocean, and Neptune could well afford to drive a team oi these spirited little fellows in taking his fantastic rides. I learned one thing while out and that is that however well darkies speak English while on dress parade, as soon as they become excited they fall back to darkey dialect. Mr. Miller said he would not have missed the show, darkles, shark, fish and all for $1,000. It Is the first dolphin, I guess, caught on rod and reel with these other accompaniments." To complete this description THE UPPER DES MOINES adds the report of Prof. C. C. Nutting of the state university on the dolphin. The university sent an exploring expedition a year ago to the Bahama islands, and while in that region a number of dolphins were caught. The bulletin reporting the trip has just been published by the university and a copy was sent to us. Pro/, Nutting says: The far-famed colors of the dolphin are not exaggerated. Indeed they could not be, so vivid and exquisite are they. One specimen was a monster of its kind, being four feet long and having the frontal prominence greatly developed—so much so that the eye appeared to be In about the middle of the head, A broad band running from the forehead nearly to the tail was a real glittering gold, just as true a gilt as could be made by fay- ing on gold leaf. This is the largest surface covered with this rare metallic color that I have seen in nature. The dorsal fin was a rich blue, the under surface was white, dotted with small regularly distributed "polka dots" of blue. Yellow, red, and green also entered into the coloration of this gorgeous creature, The changing of hues while dying consisted in flushes of color passing rather slowly from one to another. It did not seem, however, to be so brilliant at any time while dying as it was immediately upon coming out of the water. In a few minutes all the richness of color was gone forever, and nothing remained but a very ordinary flsh. A good oast of this creature made after the modern method and colored correctly, would be a most -attractive object for a museum, although most of the visitors would doubtless consider it highly unnatural and impossible, a criticism often made by the ignorant in the presence of faithful reproductions of natural objects. The April Century contains several unique articles, The wost notable is m- dpubtedly the account of the "oscillator" other inventions of Nikola Tesja.. Tb,e steam engine fully flesorilped la its e maQBjne are presented, fop , The flret &»Munoemen,t i C | m. Tola' onsteaUe? ti.earl' 0 | tne- fftce* 6f the intgfttg &J$ that of Mat* T*aHbtod fclso pof«ti o| the hniftoHSt, ftird of Mfiflon Crattfofd ftni JoS'epfi Jeflefton, 611 in Illustration of cet- tain electrical phenomena. Ctilidfea till fifid the usual diversity- In the April St. Nicholas, with its sprightly tales, amusing verses, ibd &rt!cle» of an instructive nature. Qlistav Kobbe has ft breezy describtioii 6f a cfnfse " Aloag Ntw- foundland a&d Labrador," and he gives a picture of life to this desolate region., Th§ paper is illustrated from {motografcns by M. J. Burns, the marine artist. Virginia Woodward Cloud tells a quaint tale of revolutldttary adventure In "The Black DU6k«" showing how a young gli-1 bore se^ cret despatches through the enemy's ranks to Gen. Washington. Prof. Brahder Matthews has another article in his series of sketches of great American authors, his subject this month being Longfellow, Butterflies are not generally thought of a& possible pets, but Louise E. Hogan tells of the training of several gorgeous ones by a little city dwelled. JProf . W, T, Hofnaday wf itefl of one of the largest families of American vertebrates, " Wild Mice, Rats, and Gophers." -t-t- Scrlbner's Magazine for April abounds in Easter features. The cover itself is a very striking arrangement of lillies. The frontispiece Is a particularly excellent engraving by Closson of a painting called "The Worshippers." Then follows a striking series of Easter pictures by four of the best Illustrators of our day— SmedleV,. Lynch, Abbey, and Weeks. These illustrations represent Caster scenes In New York, Paris, old England, and Jerusalem, Another original feature of the number id an Easter hymn (written many years, ago by Thomas Blackburn.) interpreted in a series of six full pages by Henry McCarter. The pictures are of remarkable decorative value. -t-t- The Atlantic Monthly for April contains installments of the two serials now running! A Singular Life, by Mrs. EHza^ beth Stuart Phelps Ward, and The Seats of the Mighty, by Gilbert Parker. Fiction is further represented by the second part of Grldon's Pity, by Grace Howard Pelrce, and a touching single number story by Annie Trumbull Slosson, entitled Dumb Foxglove. George Birkbeck Hill contributes the first of his papers, A Talk Over Autographs, which promises a most interesting series. FEBSONAL MOVEMENTS. The Doxsee brothers were visited by their father and an uncle one day last week, Editor Faltinson of the Armstrong Journal and Amie Puegnet spent Sunday In Algona. J. W. Wadsworth went to Minneapolis for Sunday, on a visit to his daughter Alice, who is in the university. Eev. Davidson went to Hampton Monday to attend the annual meeting; of the Congregational ministers of this district. Miss Dayton, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, went home Monday. She has made many friends in Algona. A. W. Moffatt and family will go to Chicago about May 1, and Mr. Wright will come to Algona as soon as the house is vacated. Mrs. Hepburn and Mrs. Hamilton of Des Moines returned Thursday to their homes after a short visit with Mrs> Harvey Ingham. Chas. McCorraack's daughter was- over from Emmetsburg to spend Sunday with Algona friends. She is an- old-time normal student, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Rice started Monday evening for a long visit wltb friends In Indiana. Mrs. Rice will be gone two months or more. •Miss Mary Stedman, a niece of Wm. Goodrich of Hebron, who has been teaching near his place, returned to her home in Babcock, Wis., Monday. Miss Abra Robinson goes to Cedar Palls Saturday to visit and to prepare for the contest next week Friday. She- has the best wishes of everybody here- for the medal. Miss Jessamine Jones cannot get a train to Britt for her school Monday morning, and to stay over last Sunday had to drive back. Her father drove . over Sunday evening. She enjoys her- work at Britt very much. Sunday's State Register says: " Mrs. Lizzie B. Read" of Algona, Iowa, is- visitingat the home of G. M. Read, Sixth avenue. Mrs. Read was the founder, editor and proprietor of THE UPPER DES MOINES." Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Robison were over from Britt for a visit and also to- attend the Episcopalian easter services. A. J, says that Britt is feeling prettv good these days, the biggest town by the census in its neck of woods. Prank Field came in from Alexandria last week for a visit at home, He is in the jewelry business there and John is a veterinarian at the sam& town, He says they must have a crop this season or that country will so under. tf B Louis Eioken rod t was in Armstrong last week looking up the proseot for a cigar factory. He says buildings are hard to get {n that thriving place and he does not know what be will do. Jie will give them a good factory if he locates, for there are no more experienced workmen anywhere than he is. • ' Wilkinson has rented offices in Des Moines and will go there soon to take charge of his work as state agent of the Massachusetts Benefit Life association. He will not move his family before fall, He is w active worker and is a first class man for the company which has secured him, His BUmbei ' l8 m Iovm Lotw OLD icrne does not stimulate aa contain no whiskey nor other intoxicant, b«t let! as a tonic and alterative. It acts wildly on the Stomach and bowels, adding stre et er. and aids digestion,

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