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whet- this is fully- undefsttfod. , / Mi 4MOHA, IOWA, WIDNISDAY, MAIM of advertising seat Mi flppllcatlon. WJiMl*OtttA:»*« The extreme silver men are hot only r , fc&t gaining any ground in the present currency debate, but are driving a great many bofitt fide bimetalists into the conservative rahks. The people ' afe so much more interested in getting back to business than they are in try* lag more experiments that tbe mere promise of agitation is irritating. Twelve years were spent in declamation over tbe tariff, and then it was discovered that any kind of a tariff is good enough so long as it insures stability. A big majority are willing to take it for granted that any kind of a a money system is good enough which permits trade to run in its regular channels, and any plan for reinstating silver which carries with it the threat of a disturbed financial condition is not likely to be adopted while the memory of the past two years remains. The extreme silver men are making the came statements now, too, that were made about the tariff. E. F. Cowger writes to the Capital that the republicans of the Eighth district are for free coinage because— "Free and unlimited coinage of silver is the only measure that will prevent the utter ruin of the country." And he says they believe that the act of 1873 has fixed it so— "That the people are fast being reduced to slavery, a slavery more degrading and more complete than that of the colored people of the south during the slave holding period in that section of the country.'* This, on any possible showing of the claims of silver, is sheer rot. Admitting that gold has appreciated in value, as it undoubtedly has since 1873, it must always be remembered that wages are today higher in gold than ever before. Here right at the outset any great alarm over the liberties of the masses is set at rest. And admitting that all commodities have declined in price on account of the increased purchasing power of gold, it must be remembered that for the purpose of trade' this is unimportant. Whether a dollar is worth more or less does not affect any transaction in which a man trades his farm produce for merchandise, because the same measure by which he sells, measures .what he buys. All that can be fairly said of the depreciation of values is that it injures the debtor who is to pay now in commodities at a low price for commodities borrowed before'at a high price. And when this is .said -a very small per centage of the people is included in the class to derive any immediate benefit' from enlarging the money supply. For of the debtor class a large part are, also creditors, there-, fore getting back with one hand what they pay out with the other. And of those who are not creditors a large per centage owe debts of such short standing that the change in value of the dollar is imperceptible, Other things cut so much larger a figure in affecting the debtor class than money values that, admitting all that can reasonably be claimed, that is almost a bagatelle in comparison. Take it at the present time, Tbe man who is paying now in hogs, cattle, hay or even butter for money borrowed ten years ago is paying as little or less than he got, because these products are selling for as much or more than they did then. Eyery year some product reaches the .high water mark, and a man's luck or foresight in paying his debts in that product has a hundred times as much to do with bis prosperity as currency legislation. Tbe real fact is currency legislation is not half so important as it is -credited with being. When the people pf Iowa were.in a fever heat over the tariff, a frost came within half a degree "" of putting off over $10.0,000,000 of corn. It was a day's wonder and then back to tbe tariff with redoubled zeal. And half degree of temperature paved that year's corn crop to more to this state than all tariff reform of a century, and tbe ' entire cessation of tariff debate shows the people see it, Right now tbe money debate is getting it ie eafe to assert that a. few W&lt^f w&flffian writes te the Chicago Hefftid frdm Washinglem, ahd Say 9: "Iowa appears to be the home of oratory. Hi at State DPS just Sent a new young man eloquent down east to Win fame and favor. His naine is Cousins— Robert G. dousing of Ttpton— and he id a member of congress. Mr. Cousins Was the principal orator at the Grant anniversary banquet in tteW ¥ork last Saturday night, and throflghout frew Vork the clubs and hotel corridors are ringing with his praises, Some years ago young Ooliive* of fort Dodge caught the Gotham fancy in the same way and under similar circumstances. Fof a tittle Dotitvei? was all the rage, but somehow he did not appear eager to follow tip his advantage, and but little more Was heard from him. Now Mr. Cousins has the call. Ovefitt tfew York they think him one of the greatest orators since the days of Dattiel Webster and Henry Clay. Estherviiie Republican: "Iowa has one state normal school. She should have at least four." The Des Moines News has its Hneo- type machines running, the Register has them unloaded, and the Capital has them on the track. The Sioux City Journal has celebrated its quarter centennial as a dally paper. Sioux City is but little older than Algona, and the Journal and TnB UPPKU DES MOINES started out nearly together. Something about the "big muddy" has proved more stimulating than the mild- flavored Des Moines waters up at the source, and Sioux City is now in another class and the Journal is one of, the really metropolitan papers of the country. It is the best paper wo know of in a city of the size, with 25 years of better prospects ahead. The Harlan men should come out for Joe. R. Lane. He will make at least as able, as forcible, and as issue-marking a speech as temporary chairman as the ex-senator did two years ago, and he would be beyond comparison superior in the executive office. The populist state convention is called at Des Moines, Tuesday, June 11. Fusion with silver democrats \vas voted down by the committee. been endless, and he has the happy faculty 6f enlisting the Sympathy bf others, and has thus gained contributions of great Value. He pointed out long tows of books the' secret records of the Continental Congress and everything the tf. S. government has published since it was Set up in 1789, not a line missing. And every year he has enriched the collection with duplicates from the Smithsonian. Lieut. ByerS, ex- consul to Switzerland, sent a room ' full of laces, embroideries, etc., of great value. One case of authentic Roman remains. There are fishes, and reptiles, and Indian relics, memorials of the stone age, pottery, trophies of the taxidermist art, and we know not what all. The latest addition, and one of the best, is W. W. Jtinkin's ease of Indian curios, tie Was Indian inspector for four years, and he has a rare and rich collection. And many another has added rare and curious things, Not another town in Iowa has anything like so extensive a plant, full of object lessons for study. There are about 20,000 volumes in the library, covering the whole range of knowledge." -M- Ex-Senator Ingalls lectured at Duluth last week and Was interviewed there as to the Kansas senatorship now held by Peffer. He says he is a candidate for the place. "Yes, I have always been a candidate whenever the term was vacant, as everybody In Kansas knows. I think I shall be elected, too." -•-»In his lecture Friday evening ex- Senator Ingalls stated that he did not know of a prominent man of this generation who had not come from the ranks of the plain people. Two lowans of note, Justice Miller and Samuel J. Kirkwood, have died in late years illustrating this statement, and now Senator Wilson's death again supports it, he having been a harness maker as a boy. He enjoyed a liberal education and as a lawyer early attained distinction. But no unusual advantages gave him the high position he hold through life. Ability and energy coupled with a keen sense of right and wrong are all his career rests upon. The democratic state central committee gathered in Des Moines last week and chose Aug. 11 as the date for their convention, to be held at Marshalltown. A hot debate on the silver question was held, but the anti free coinage wing was in a big majority. The democrats in Iowa are with the administration find against the silverltes. The re-election of F. R. Conaway as president of the young men's republican league was a merited compliment. His annual address was able and hla genial manner makes him friends everywhere. J. Fred Meyers says in the Dennison Review: "There is a general demand throughout the state for more normal schools. Many people think that there should be one in each congressional district supported by the state. Increase the teacher's requirements in scholarship, make the demand for more and bettor schools a necessity, and the schools will be provided." gopfl rains mean more to tbe farmers of . county than all tbe silver and tbat wp«W be issued if j|§B, Weaver were president. ••" 3P9$ PPFBR Pss MQJNES believes <;ftpjy ifl ** real WwetaUp», Jt believes -'••"'•*•• ' i w}}l fleyer be a satisfactory so long ss gold mpoey pf it ftjep be- NEWS AND OOMMENT. The death of Senator Wilson again calls attention to the magnificent public library—the largest in the west—he secured for his city of Fairfleld. H. A. Burrell was escorted through it not long since by the senator and his description is very complete: "Fairfleld is distinguished above all the towns of the state, by virtue of her library. It made us think of Massachusetts, where 98 per cent, of the towns, little and big, have public libraries. Everywhere we went in New England, the prettiest building was a library, usually put up as a memorial by some man who had made his money in the town, and left this monument out of gratitude. It is worth a fortune to a town to have two such residents as Ward Lamson and Senator Jas, F. Wilson. In 1852 W. L., now a venerable man, carried round a paper to get funds to start a Jefferson county library, and it dates from that small nest egg. For years Mr. Wilson held a corner lot a block from the square, designing it for the site of a fine library edifice. For years he was intimate with Andrew Carnegie, and he induced that shrewd Scot to give $40,000 for a building. And here it is, a thing of beauty and a joy forever, standing on land given by the senator, It is a lovely, stately building, bearing the name in gilt letters high up, and below an entablature acknowledging the debt to Carnegie, fire proof, all stone, brick, steel, tile floors and roof- basement for material unprepared for the museum, library double decked on first floor with rotunda, grand staircase, reception rooms, etc., museum on second floor, alsp a pretty hall seated with opera chairs to accommodate 300 to 400 people. In it a piano given, as well as the concrete walk all about the lots, by a youth, of Fairfleld who got rich as a railroad contractor in. Mexico— we forget his name. The building is steam heated, and the venerable libvarjan, Mr. Welle, keeps it open all the week sav§ Sundays. Sunlight and gaslight galore, and the reading room is tbvopged day aud night. It is the beat kin4 of 'a oluj?. The building rises frpm the ground six to,eigbt feet ou red stofle Jeft rough, and the edifice pn.th.is rugged foundation in npb.le }i»es, m t a,4ep.?re4 brjpte TJje colp.ra were to, Bh,o, w that, toocfca witWa, }i wp *vyejj red..* p# tbe Stree. t ftp us. BEPUBLIOAN SILVEB GOSPEL. The republican national platform of 1892 says: The American people, from tradition and interest, favor bimetalism, and the republican party demands the use of both gold and silver as standard money, with such restrictions and under such provisions, to be determined by legislation, as will secure the maintenance of the parity of values of the two metals, that the purchasing and debt paying power of the dollar, whether of silver, gold, or paper, shall be at all times equal. Ex-President Harrison in a speech lately says: Now I say to you today what I said when I was president, and what I have always believed, that a larger use of silver for money and free coinage of silver on a basis to be agreed upon that would maintain its parity with gold was good for the Whole world. I do not believe that we could run free coinage ourselves when the European governments were pursuing the policy they have been pursuing with silver. But, my fellow citizens, there are clear indications now in England and in Germany that they are feeling the effects of a scarcity pf gold and its prostrating effects upon the industries. Senator Allison at Marshalltown: I agree that the silver of the world and the gold are both necessary to measure the commodities that are produced in the world and bought and sold. * * * I believe that both of these metals ought to be continued to be used; we have no fear of any such, increase in the supply of either of them as will materially affect the prices of the world, taking a long series of years into account, because we must remember that both gold and silver will be more largely used in the arts. * * * There is a continuously growing sentiment in Europe in favor of restoring the situation prior to 1878. I believe there is not a statesman in Europe but does not now see that it was a mistake. IN THIS ITEIGHBOBHCOD. Spencer has a telephone system. J. M. Elder, a Hancock county pioneer, is in poor health. Secretary McFarland has some supporters for governor in Ledyard. A new school house 18x32 is being erected in district four, Hebron township. The Burt creamery took in this year 66,000 pounds more milk in March than last year. Ledyard now has a bright newsy paper. R. Moore Carpenter issued No. 1 last week. GermaniaStandard: AndyDunlapof Ledyard was in our city Monday looking after political prospects. Charley Slagle has bought the harness shop at Burt and will move his family there, the Monitor says, S. C. Platt has bought the Iowa Falls Sentinel one of the best known papers in the state. He is moving up In newspaper scale, Whittemore bloods have to come to Algona to get their bicycles repaired, and the Champion wants a repair shop opened nearer home. Ledyard Leader: Our townsman, A, J. Dunlap, is receiving very favorable mention in connection with the nomination for representative, Even a sliver may cause trouble. Henry Jenswold ran one into his finger over at Ernmetsburg, gangrene and blood poison, and amputation resulted. The Emmetsburg Democrat has thie on Link: Algona's colored representative was in this city Sunday flying around with one of the Emmeteburg oharinerB. Livermore Gazette; A. L. Peterson and wife and Frank Winkel and wife of AJgona were Livermore visitors Sunday, coming with team and carriage tefBifig" afte? Effifftet&buff.? your souls, Jtufus Walston bad a steam laundry in Algofta back la tbe days Eminetsbufg was teaming it to Algona to buy salt. Elmofe Eye: We leara by T"SE tt&ft&tt tofis MoiNES that Andy Dunlap of Ledyard is in the field for the Iowa legislature. If Mr. Dunlap will be as successful in polities as be has been in tbe bay business be stands a good show. Forest City Summit: A. B. Hubbard, formerly connected with our hardware stores, called on the trade here during the week. He now represents a stove manufactory and will visit this territory regularly, His family reside in Algona. firitt Tribune! An Odd Fellows' lodge of about 26 old members and about the same number of hew ones was Organized in Britt Friday night, It bids fair to be one of the strongest civic societies Itt the city. About 20 visiting brethren from Wesley, Algona and Bancroft were present and assisted in the work. As they were all still at work at 5 o'clock in the morning it would seem that the new fellows were pretty thoroughly scorched. Emmetsburg is getting along to the point where reports about the saloons being disorderly rile her up. Mart Whelan told the republican central committee that the saloons do as tbey please, which moves the Tribune to remark: The above is a gross misrepresentation by the party interviewed of how the saloon business is conducted here. Emmetsburg's saloons are just as well conducted as those in Estherviiie. This is more than Esther- viiie could say until recently. Then she did business by paying a $25 a year tax; besides the business of bootlegging was very common, too. Mart, you should be truthful or be mum. Emmetsburg Reporter: Lew Hudson and F. W. Waterhouse, both of Algoua, were doing business in Emmetsburg Monday. Lew was over hustling trade for the Algona cigar factory in which he is a partner Melzar Haggard of Algona was in town Friday morning. He was on his way home from Texas, and by his conversation we should judge that he was not "stuck" on that state. He bowever seems to think that Missouri is all right and that there is money in real estate in that state Geo. E. Clarke and J. W. Wadsworth of Algona were attending to business matters in this city, Wednesday. THE MOUTH'S MAGAZINES. First in fineness of illustration in the May Midland Monthly (Des Moines) is the paper on " The Switzerland of Iowa," by State Geologist Calvin, a breezy sketch of an outing in the northeastern corner of the state. _ Major Byers pleasingly pictures the Spirit Lake region In northwestern Iowa. Rev. Dr. Eugene May of Fargo has a delightful story of a bicycle ride to the Custer battle-field with portraits and views. One of the striking features of the number is a true story of the finding of a lost gold mine, vividly told in a letter from Nevada. This is a number to send to your friends. # * * Conspicuous among the contents of the May Atlantic is Percival Lowell's first paper on Mars. The subject is the Atmosphere of Mars, and it is treated with such skill that the reader finds new interest in the scientific information given. Two papers of unusual historical interest are The Political Depravity of Our Fathers, by John B. McMaster, and Dr. Rush and Gen. Washington by Paul Leicester Ford. * * # Scribner's for May contains a unique feature in magazine fiction—the ^first part of the only serial story that Mrs. Humphry Ward has over contributed to a magazine. It is entitled The Story of Bessie Costrell, and is a most realistic and dramatic study of life among the very poor class of English farm laborers. This novelette will run through the May, June and July issues. # # # Hon. Theodore Roosevelt in the May number of St. Nicholas begins a series of papers called Hero Tales from American History. The subject of his first one is Daniel Boone and the Founding of Kentucky. There is no more typical American character than Boone, and Mr. Roosevelt draws a graphic picture of him and of his stirring frontier adventures. * * # The Century for May will print three pictures of unique interest in connection with African exploration. They relate to the discoyery by E. J. Glave of the' tree beneath which was buried the heart of Dr. Livingstone. This tree and its inscription are shown in the views. In the accompanying text the first announcement is made of the fact that Mr, Glave has been engaged for two years upon an expedition to Central Africa in the interest of the Century Magazine, with special reference to the investigation of the slave trade. AMR M OLD f A8HIOR v* ..,..,.„,----,,-,- .„,-,;„ ^-n^-.^, ^--rr 9 1»vr>3 *r and returning the same flay, A SOB. oj E. F, Bacon, late of Wesley, Jias just been eleqte4 a member of the EAD A LIVELY TIME, A, P, Larson Lets a Little "Whirlwind Tangle Him Up With a I'lpUSfU and Ills Team—Other Lotts Creek. Notes. LOTTS CREEK, April 30.—Last week as A, P, Larson was ploughing a whirl* wind blew corn husks and leaves in the horses faces, they turned around so quickly that be had no time to get away, and they wound him up between them and the plough, and strange to say he did not get hurt. He slipped tbe lines off and let them go. They broke the little clevis and left the plough and ran off breaking one bit and losing about $3 worth of harness, Considerable corn was planted last week just in time to catch the rain. Arthur Taylor must be going to get a wife. He has planted five or six acres of potatoes. Well, success to you Arthur, * The Council .,...., .... rushing business here last f tees Weta Piftftted At-toof Baft frothing New Was Added to the Formula, Members of the School Mofifd took Hand, but dhly Mildly—History ot Atbot Day. Bluffs i nursery did a delivered very nice stock, rest the future will tell, winter Aa to and tbe courier by complaining that RPt kept up with th§ rest bi§ C9B* frpm the Fprt what the Courier ig erg, one gf JJje i» §y.er Ih spite of the announcement made last week that new theories and practices in planting trees would be illuminated and illustrated by the members of the school board, nothing really of value has been contributed to tbe sum of human knowledge by Algona's arbor day, Twenty*eight handsome hard maples were put out, but after the old, old fashion, tbe members of the board contenting them* selves with shoveling in a little dirt, trusting all the preliminaries to Peter Winkel and his assistants. Even the shoveling was done after the old fashion, but exceedingly well done, all things considered. Judge Quarton and Geo. E. Clarke took one tree—the one nearest the corner on the right hand side pf the entrance—and, Mayor Haggard and C. H. Blossom the one opposite, and heroically stuck to it till the dirt was in. Then Messrs. Butler and Gilmore were given the shovels on the right hand side, while the mayor stuck to his on the left and the job was done. The exercises by the school were excellent throughout, consisting of singing and class recitations, and concluding with some appropriate remarks by Mr. Clarke as president of the board. Arbor day was observed generally by the schools over the county, and many trees were planted. Supt. Reed encouraged a general observance. HISTORY OF ARBOR DAY. Arbor day belongs to Nebraska. The Omaha Bee gives a sketch of its origin, which is of interest: The first Arbor day was in 1872, when Hon. J. Sterling Morton succeeded in having the custom established, and since then the popularity of the holiday has increased with each year. It was the original idea to plant the trees as protection against the winds and to nro- vide a growth of timber for succeeding generations, but other sentiments were gradually attached to the occasion until it has acquired a good deal of literary significance. In 1875 Kansas followed the example of her neighbor and set aside one day of each year to be designated by the governor as Arbor day. Minnesota and Iowa followed the precedent and Ohio fell into line in 1882. It was in Ohio that the observance of the day took on a new character, which has contributed in no small degree to its popularity. Here the trees were planted not merely for utility, but as memorials of great historic events and of celebrated poets, statesmen and philantbropists. In this manner the pupils were led to study the history of celebrated trees and of the persons and events connected with them, and the yearly observance became the medium for inculcating much valuable information by a novel and interesting method. From that time the progress of Arbor day was rapid, and now only five states and territories .in the union are without some provision for its celebration. These are Arkansas, Delaware, Oklahoma, Utah and the Indian Territory. In the northern states the day is usually observed in the spring, but in the south the date is often fixed in the winter months. In Texas the date is coincident with Washington's birthday, and in about half the states it is fixed by proclamation of either the governor or the superintendent of public instruction. It is estimated that more than 700,000 acres of trees have been planted in Nebraska since the day was first established, and the total in the United States bas amounted to a tremendous area. It is essentially a school festival, but its attributes have become such as to interest and instruct the older people and during the past few years it has been transplanted into England, Prance and other European countries, and promises in the course of time to become a holiday the world over. The observance of tbe day is assisted by the fact that many of the most beautiful productions of English literature have for their theme some subject connected with trees. These furnish a fertile field and there is no end to the appropriate literature that can be studied in connection with tree planting, Bryant and Lowell are among the poets whose works contain verses especially applicable to the Arbor day observance, and among the prose authors there are hundreds of admirable productions which may be utilised. ' DBAMATIO AND LITEBABY. The state oratorical contest was held at Cedar Falls Friday evening, and was the best all through in tUe history of the association, MissAbra Robinson spoke well but did not get the medal. Her friends all say that she did much better than at the home contest. Algona, however, got something, Prof, Dixson being chosen secretary of the new state association, An entire change of plan was made and hereafter double the number of schools will be represented. The state is divided into two districts, north and south of the main line of the Northwestern road. The northern district will meet next year at Hampton, and the southern at Mt. Pleasant, 15 schools being represented at each. The two medal winners in each class, oratorical, dramatic, and humorous, at each district meeting will then compete at the state meeting which Will be held at Marshalltown. Eight new schools will be allowed contestants at Hampton. This doubles the number of schools which can participate, and will f reatly increase the interest, and will oubtiees result in the creation of still mpre districts. Prof, Pixaotfs election as an officer of the state asspc}atton is served, compliment., t * # Not nearly as large an audience bear ex-Senator tOgaUs. as was ex- 9 fftljuje of trftlmj b,e}ng partly re- M appreciative teady of people were pres,en,t, however, sU p«r neigpor- jng tpwns bejjng raprfisented. TJje lecture wa^flpl9in ; Dra$WS k ,efi s,pm,e pf the, &&.4taffUJi990i.ti- the speatesr. ¥he e*-Senator Is not M homely as he pretends and as some of the stories told about him wiwtld indicate. Bat that is not saying that he is an Apollo by any means, He says he is the only man who was never done an injustice by a cati- cature. His Voice is full and strong, the best yet heard In the opera .house, and hift delivery very deliberate. The best part of his talk was when he told Why he did net invent the barb wire fence and make mil-* lions. He saw the cows go but around th-6 barberry bushes, but it never dawned oft his mind that the prickers would wait* ft good fence, as it did on the other man's. That's all that kept him from being a plutocrat. In private conversatioti he is very genial and frank. He is a pronounced silverite and is said to have hopes of succeeding Peffer in the senate. Tisso's Living Pictures is booked' at the opera house for May 23. It is said to be a first class variety entertainment. Da, Sdiiii A full Report of that Interesting Occurrence from the Dally Olympian. The many friends of Geo. W. Ingham in tbe county will be interested in the following report of bis marriage, published by the Daily Olympian, Olympia, Wash.: Today at high noon," at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Reed, Sr., were united in.matrimony Dr. G. W. Ingham and Miss Emma Reed, both of this city. The young people are held in the highest esteem in this city, not only in the social circle in which they move,, but by everyone with whom,they come in contact. The whole city extends, congratulations with an earnest wish; that the newly married couple may enr joy throughout life the best of healtbj and happiness. The spacious residence where the- ceremony was performed was decorated) with a magnificence and munificence- that defies detailed description. In the hall were banks of ferns witb palms and ivy. The stairway was literally buried in ferns, and on each side of the doorway leading into the parlor where the ceremony was performed were bouquets of orange blossoms. Just at noon the groom and groomsman, Dr. R. B. Gentle, entered the hallway and met the bride, who descended the stairs supported on the arm of her father and attended by the lady of honor, Miss Maude Wilson of Seattle, and the bridesmaids, Misses- Alice Deming, Annie Mitchell, Miriam Williamson and Eva Weir. A pretty picture the party presented as they descended the green stairway. The bride was dressed in cream Bengaline silk, trimmed with pearls and made according to the latest Parisian style— a dream of beauty, and triumpb of the dressmaker's art. The bride carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley. The lady of honor wore white tule, trimmed in green ribbons, with pink roses and apple blossoms. The four bridesmaids were all arrayed in white, and carried wreaths of apple blossoms tied in pink and green ribbons. 'Neath a green bower in the parlor, banked with evergreens, palms and blossoms, and festooned with cedar and ivy, the knot was tied, the ceremony being performed by Rev. T. J. Lament, assisted by Rev. J. R. Thompson of Tacoma. As the bridal party approached this bower the orchestra, which was ensconced in the library, rendered Mendellsohn's wedding march. The music continued softly throughout the ceremony, changing soon to joyful strains of congratulation and well wishes, then to the sweet strains of the waltz, to wbich with rythmic step the happy guests kept time. The dining room, in which a sumptuous wedding banquet was served, was- decorated in pink and green, which colors predominated throughout the house. Frieses of blossoms and Oregon gcape encircled the room, on the picture moulding and chairboard. In every corner wore immense bouquets of apple blossoms with which the sideboard was banked. The center table was decorated with maiden hair ferns pink and white hyacinths, and from the chandelier above if were festoons of green ribbon, reaching to the four corners of tbe table. The music from the Olympia theater orchestra formed a continuous, undertone for the conversation and congratulations. Quartette music was given by request by Messrs. Gentle, Campbell Gus Harris and Mills. ' The newly wedded pair left on the Port Townsend Southern train at 2:40 this afternoon for California points, expecting to be gone until about June 1. The bridal party took a carriage to Tumwater, meeting the train there, and a special car was provided for those of the guests who wished to be with the happy couple as long as possible before bidding them "bon voyage." SCHOOL BONDS VOTED, Wesley to Have a $0,000 School House—A Fine Improvement, WESLEY, April 30,—The election held here Monday to bond the independent district of Wesley for a new school house was a very quiet affair, and met with but little opposition, but 38 votes being cast and only four put of the 88 were against. With what money there is on hand and the $6,000 voted for Monday the board says that we will be able to build a $9,000 build' ing, and as cheap as building material is now it ought to build a building good fnougb. However, Wesley has the pest schools and a couple of as good teachers as there are in, the county and had ought to have as good a school house as any town in the county. " " Frank Woodcock and were married today at Katie Breen the Catholic church. Father Eckart officiating. . The King's Daughters will give an ice cream social in Bostrack's new Store room here, Wednesday evenin T.n wriinVt Air^H.tl-m^*. i 1 t V i , v *tt"< ally Jnvlte , The Algona District Epwgrft league

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