The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 3, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 3, 1895
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>^V>*?F. •• MWA, ,,^. .,,r, <.„.. ,n ., ^ The nemiiiation e! Samuel Mayas for the legislature will be by the republicans of the county, It bring! ifttd the field it ydting mail Who has beett a resident , A6me]2 yeftrs ftfid who during' that time has established a reputation for Integrity in busiBess and for sound re* , publieanism, fie is a ready speaker, a lawyer, well versed in political at* .fairs, and capable of representing Kos* ' sutb's interests at Des Moines with credit. His nomination on the third 'ballot without'any protracted struggle add without any bad blood being en* < gendered insures his election, and THE UPPER DES MOINES takes pleasure in congratulating him and la commend" ing his candidacy. The senatorial delegation was selected for Mr. A. D. Clarke by a very big ' majority, and the county will present ; him as its candidate. THE UPPER DES'MOINES stated some weeks ago that if the county had a candidate Mr. t Clarke would be the man and the re, suit verifies its prediction. Mr. Clarke has always had a big political follow* ' ing in Kossuth county and was stronger in this convention than ever before, .and a strong effort will be. made for . him. The sentiment of the 'republic* • ans is very friendly to Senator Funk and if Mr. Clarke cannot win Mr. Punk's renomination will be a happy • outcome. But the Kossuth delegates will use all honorable means to nominate Mr. Clarke. The state delegation goes uninstructed. It will undoubtedly be friendly to all the Tenth district candidates, with a strong leaning to Senator Kanarar should he develop strength in the -convention. ^-••••^-••-•-•-•-•-MMMMBMBM MK. McNUTT ASKS QUESTIONS. The following letter explains itself: HOBAKT, Iowa, July 1.—To the Editor: It does not seem to me THE UPPER Das MOINES is anywhere within. several hundred miles of the silver question in your •editorial of June 26. The first question is, did the demonetization of silver in 1873 affect the price of silver bullion? The second question is. does the volume of money affect the price of agricultural products in any country? I am not going into a discussion of the question at this time, but would like THE UPPER PES MOINES to state its views on the two questions above suggested. If these questions be answered in the affirmative it can be shown that so far as " Coin's" position affects the price of agricultural products, a portion of which are exported, the position is correct. S. H. McNuTT.* As nearly as we can see Mr. McNutt proposes the very question which THE UPPER DES MOINES said was at the bottom of the currency debate, and in' jutead of answering it, as the free silver advocates were invited to do, he asks THE UPPER DES MOINES to answer. It .is the free coinage men who have a theory to sustain, and as we see it they must prove that gold alone measures prices or they cannot show that'demonetization in 1873 has caused any depreciation in this country. Mr. McNutt is invited to respond. : THE, IMMORTAL DECLARATION, When Thomas Jefferson died a rough sketch of a tombstone inscription for himself was found among his papers. And first of tbe three claims he made upon the regard of posterity was as " Author of the Declaration of American Independence"—the last two words in larger letters than those in which he had put his own name. If Jefferson could return' now after 119 years his vanity wpuld perhaps be gratified by ' the knowledge that while the official document has. faded almost past the possibility of deciphering, bis own .."manuscript&),twas presented to the congress which altered and adopted it is still as jfresji and legible as the day ' it was wr}$tj$».'' Jefferson was tbe A-, •$$&%$& meniberol the committee ap- ' jpWated to draty -tjie ^eplaratlon, and although be could not speak in public, ' -waBftwostskUlful writer. It is not 4«estioned now that the document was •' • • with him.. From. Jwlyi to 4, congress made' eighteen sup* six ^dJtiens, an* ten altera- ' tions in his draft—all for ^b@ better it generally cpnceded. Chief among the, king fpr the. elBeeanceShafl^ljecDme SUredly tte Shall all ti&nf Sejiottttely." And }Wftly Haf-Mson looklbg at felendef Gerry remarked ftd they felgtied that Advantage because Berr? wduld still be kicking nftofU wtl all over the* immortal document thUft Ushered ifito being will be fead for the Otte hUfid>ed attd nineteenth time all over the nation^ -and fof the 6ne hundred afid nineteenth time its freadifig will be^attended by the bdofU» lag of cannon «tid the discharge 'bf powder, tt was signed in the afternoon Of July 4, 17t6, .-and at taoOn the day following was fread amidst like demon* strations for the first time in public in Independence equate. Cheers, military salutes, and in th« evening bonfires and illuminations followed as it went from colony to colony. The king and the insignia of kingly authority were scouted, a leaden statue of his majesty in New York was publicly pulled down to be run into bullets, and gallatit little Rhode Island made it a misdemeanor Under penalty of a fine of one hundred thousand pounds to pray for him as king. .^^^.^.^ __ —— Dickinson's convention Saturday was quite <a notable gathering. Gov. Jackson, Senator Allison, and Congressman Cousins were all at the lakes and all were called in 'fat a speech. Senator Funk-chose the senatorial delegation. Cousins named Allison tot president and the hall rang with cheers. The State Register yesterday made the figures on governor as follows : Drake 842, Harlan 208, Parrott 187. The rest have less. This is from instructed delegations or those expressing a preference. The great scientist, Thos. H. Huxley, IB dead. Herbert Spencer is said to be dying. The last remaining members of the band which with Darwin as leader have revolutionized scientific thought are departing.) NEWS AND COMMENT. Attorney Trude of Chicago addressed some school graduates last week and antong other things advised them to not become criminal lawyers : " If successful the public will blame and denounce you, and if unsuccessful your clients will do BO." He added: "When a man voluntarily becomes a criminal he bids farewell to every; good principle and honorable impulse. The same head and heart that prompted him to commit crime are insensible to the feeling of gratitude. I once defended a man named Shulenburg, indicted for forgery, on an agreed fee of $800. On being acquitted be forged the name of Marshall Field to a check for (1,000, which he gave me, and I .gave him $200 in cash, and I have tbe check yet. I also defended a man named Mangon for murder, who on being acquited stole my $20 overcoat, while there was a $50 overcoat hanging on the next nail belonging to the court and which would have fitted him much better than mine." • -*••*- • Lafe Young last week published an item in the Capital in which he said he had always made it a practice tp feed tramps. The Register next morning stated that Lafe's residence was surrounded for blocks by the -'wearie willies." That was a Joke of courts for the fact is as he put it: " We hear much about the ' tramp nuisance,' but our personal experience'has been that the 'tramp nuisance' has been exaggerated. The editor of the Capital has made it an invariable rule to feed every -man, woman and child who applies at his door, and we venture the assertion that the entire expense of such a course has not been $50 in all the 25 years. The best rule for tramps is to speak kindly to them and to feed them well." H-t- . ' ' ' Howard A. Burrell lately- classified church bells along with steam whistles, fire 'crackers, and other disagreable. noise producers: "The bells, the church bells, what useless and ugly and confounded nuisances they are ! There isn't a bell of pleasing tone in this town, not one. There is no music in any one ; they -are sharpset, acrid, ear-piercing, more jangling hyenas and fiends, They are .not needed, Every bouse has a clock, there is a town clock striking the hours, and almost every man and woman has a watch, Why does this town allow itself to be pestered with these abominable things? We want music in this world, if silence is to be broken at all, we do not want ugly nois,o and teeth-filing dissonance, If a church must have a bell, compel )t to get chimes, or bells pf mellow tone. But it doesn't peed it, when even a tramp can sport a Waterbury watch. We'd like to see these brazen monsters in Washington melted in a pot. Every Sun» day, when people want to be quiet,' we bav? to be Stirred up with their infernal racket, which is np nearer music than the whacking pf wnvtoms at an Indian war dapoe or in a Chinese theater, The clampr of the bells >9 Sunday desecration, in fact." TIE MONTH'S MA0AJNE8. The Atlantic Monthly for July pou< t»? first of Pr, John Fake's prop- |8e§ historical papers. The subject treated to tWi toe is. The Elizabethan Sea Kings, ipturesque hJetorfpal characters ajs , Drake, and others of their time flpjibjy attractive when described by 19 phimlug a writer as Mr. FJajse. <**• (Peg Moines) is eye, and of pf, UUUH1U. tMIl TKiSfttofieij sk«tcTrel and tetiff* 6f tfie Jflly Midland make 1 ft delightful summer ""^wTfikfft the July number- of Sfr. Nicholas Iras ft patriotic fUftor most appropriate' to the season. Tb* opening Story, A |3attghter bf •«-"—•-"- tojrAtfeefe ft yiAbt>Stj tells ~~,, „-,.-„ —^lafed girl firSvecl hefself ft Worthy descendant of ft Revolutionary sire. Stories for girls afghaFd to find, but this will appeal td alt readers of the gentler Sex. lnMy« a ihefry jiflgie by A. S. Webber, recounts the sad e*{)efienceB that befell ten little fire-crackers, The fiattte of King's Mmlntata is ohe 6f Theodofe Roosevelt's Hero Tales ffoni Affleridftfa Histofy. The battle he describes was fought between the sturdy, ffontiefgffiefi ahd the British, and resulted in the withdrawal of the forces of CornWallis frota Virginia. -w- Every admirer of the poet Bryant (and who Is not?) Will be interested hi the beautiful portrait of him which is to be printed as the frontispiece of the July Century. It is from an original daguerreotype made about i860, and represents the author of Thanatopsis with a smooth face except for side-whiskers. The face, which is represented in profile, has a singular beauty both of outline and repose. Accom^ panying the engraving is a facsimile of a letter from Air, Bryant sent wifih the daguerreotype, besides an article on the poet's haunts in the Berkshire Hills.'by the Rev, Arthur Lawrence of Stockbridge, and illustrated by Harry Fenn. MAYffi WINS TBE JUKE. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Will Pettit is building in Fenton. Burt put on airs with a high school commencement, four graduates. Burt parties will run a threshing machine with a gasoline engine. The big Burt block is to cost $10,000. That ought to build a fine building. Father Schemmel of Bancroft has been in attendance at the annual priests' retreat at Dubuque. W. T. Chantland, Fort Dodge's young lawyer who was in Algona some weeks, is to orate tomorrow at Callender. . Forest City Summit: Miss Lydla Fredericks is away on a trip to Algona and points in the western part of the state..... .Miss ZelmaMacomber is at Algona and Emmetsburg and will be away several weeks. Armstrong will present two candidates for sheriff In Emmet county. Mr. Stuart, a banker, and Mr. E. B. Campbell, a farmer and one of the oldest citizens in the county. If tbe latter gets it the pioneers of the Des Moines ought to hold a ratification meeting. . Burt Monitor: Miss Kate Smith is home from Des Moines after studying some five months. She played upon several occasions in the city with the best talent, and received some very complimentary press notices. She is getting up a class again in Burt and has enough promised to insure her coming. Emmetsburg Reporter: Algona bore a conspicuous part in the program at the Masonic gathering at Spirit Lake, Tuesday. After it was Over we heard many complimentary remarks upon the excellent music rendered by Miss Kate Smith upon the violin, and upon the singing of Miss Zoa Wartman. The Spirit Lake and the Algona Mandolin clubs were also much appreciated. Estherville Vindicator; Algona has some very bad boys—some intensely wicked urchins. These double-dyed villians of the rising generation, even in these their tender years, recently conceived and executed the henious crime of filling the keyhole of the memorial hall door with religion destroying peas, thus compelling the poor maimed and broken defenders of tbe union to climb through the unceremonious window. May the evils, of their ways rise up and overwhelm them! Here is the Des Moines News' story of the house Ellsworth is to build up near Armstrong on his farm: E. S. Ellsworth, the millionaire real estate man of Dows City, has just let the contract for what will be one of the finest country residences in the state. It is located on an immense farm of 3,500 acres in Emmet connty and on a rise pf ground overlooking Tuttle lake. The Outside dimensions of the residence will be 92x94 feet and three stories high. It is estimated that the house alone will cost over $60,000, Emmetsburg Reporter: Algona never does things hy halves and whenever she undertakes anything it is bound to be a success, Just now she is pushing her Fourth of July celebration with all of her accustomed vim and energy and it is bound to be a great success, Among the attractions will be a big industrial parade in which every business house in the city will participate. Three bands will discourse the music and an evening con pert will be one of the features of the day, As Emmetsburg does not celebrate a large crowd from this place will undoubtedly go and enjoy the Fourth with the Algonlans, C» Wi "Williams' BJg Races. Iowa's late plunger is making a stir at Gftlesburg, 111,, where he has issued the greatest race program ever made, It is not only the greatest for the length pf time which the races will be pn, but also fop the ampwnt Pf purses tp be bung up. After spme persuasion from different horsemen, be has pon« eluded to give a meeting commencing July 89 and continuing till NPV, 8. There are tp be §0 rapes § week, with the purse fpr e&ph rape of $|QO, yhe plpsee range from, the &00 tret an4 pace, to the 8:1,0 trot an.4 pace. A wan may enter his bpree for- the, full J4 ~"'"" Uj a tingle glass, tout should the WJH fll? F&-QS? tftF^Q t+RS$8 iB be. .njjjsti ge tp the next far the tip> WftiJigs amounts tp, t.feejr iRteatipe of * Yesterday by the ftepub* for Representative In the Sanatoria! Bftl«gftti6tt Is fbf Ai Clarice—List of the fclegaiee to Math Cdnvfthtidhs; The fepubiican county convention was an enthusiastic- gathering yosler day and Was attended by delegates from evefy township but one. The pralim- Inaries wel'e attended by tbe Usual sparring, but the convention was bar* monlousand tbe various results Were quickly reached and were well re celved. Geo. fi, Clarke was temporary chairman and & B. Warren secretary} C. B. Hutchihs, permanent chairman; R. B. Watfea, secretary; C. C. Good' Win and B, W. Haggard, assistant secretaries. The first thing done was to vote for candidates for the legislature, the first ballot resulting: Mayne, 37; Ingham, 35; Boyle, 18; Dunlap, 11; Rice, 3; Hauua, 6, The second ballot stood; Mayne, 44; Ingham, 87; Boyle, 16; Dunlap, 7. The third ballot nom inated Samuel Mayne, the record ol votes not being kept after he secured the necessary 67, and the whole convention made it unanimous. The re suit was loudly cheered and Mr. Mayne was called to the front and made a very pleasing speech of acceptance. Further cheers greeted him at its close. The work of selecting delegates to the senatorial and state conventions followed and was done by committees. The following men were proposed and elected: Senatorial delegation—J. R. Jones, E. Bacon, G. Cowles, F. Dingle P. M. Barslou, C. 0. Chubb, F. H. Vesper, J. M. Farley, E. O. Fltz, Myron Schenck, S. X. Way. State delegation—Geo. W. Hanna, G. S. Wright, R. Jain, >Geo. Phitt, C. C. Chubb, G. M. Parsons, Z. S. Barrett, D. H. Hutohins, C. J. Lenander, S. C. Trumbull, W. A. Wright. A minority report was made for senatorial delegates • by those opposed to A. D. Clarke's candidacy, but was overwhelmingly defeated. The'election of a county "chairman resulted in the choice of B. F. Grose. No better man could have been selected. To assist him the following township committeemen were chosen: Algona—First ward, E. Telller; Second ward, W. P. Jones; Third ward, P. L Single; Fourthward-K V.Swotting; Burt John Kerr; Buffalo, Robt. Welter; Cresco O. A. Potter; Eagle, John Ray; Fenton, A Peterson; Greenwood, W. W. Alcorn German, W. :Shrader; Gavfleld, G. S Wright; Germania, W. W. Clements Grant, R. R. Stockman; Harrison,. V. S Ellis: Hebron. H. L. Baldwin; Irvington Seth Newcomb-, Lotts Creek, A. H. Bixby Ledyard, W. A. Wright; LuVerne, I. P Harrison; Lincoln, Daniel Wauberton Portland, W. A. Chipman; Plum Creek R. M. Gardner; Ramsay, S. H. McAdams Riverdale, J. O. Paxson; Seneca, H Warner; Swea, C. A. Erickson; Sherman G. M. Parsons; Springfield, W. J. Burton Union, Wm. Dodds; Wesley, Geo. W. Eddy Whittemore, N. L. Cotton. f Altogether it was a very successfu convention, and one which opens the campaign in Kossuth excellently. MISS SAPFOED'S ATOVEBBABY. Tells About Her Work of Fifteen years at a Sioux City Gathering. Old friends of Miss M. A. Safford wil be interested in the following sketch o her anniversary given in the Sioux City Journal: Rev. Mary A. Safforc preached a special sermon at Unity church yesterday morning to «ommem orate the completion of 15 years ol work as a Unitarian minister. There was a large audience present, every seat in the church being occupied, The choir, consisting of Mrs, Drake, Mrs. Alice Poulton Hunt, Frank Mc : Cray and Jesse Cunningham, rendered some special music, among them being two of Miss Stafford's favorite selections. The pulpit was beautifully decoratec with flowers, the gifts of members o: the congregation. In the course of her sermon Miss Safford gave a brief review of her life's work. She was ordained 15 years ago yesterday, 10 of which she bad served as pastor in Sioux City. She said that during all those years she had rarely made personal allusions to her work from the pulpit, but she thought under the circumstances she might be excused, The entire work of her ministerial life had been devoted and dedicated to preaching truth and liberty in religion, and all the obstacles she had contended with had served only to strengthen hei In the work she was doling, THE HANQ ICoBsuth Not the Only County Victimized by piano Agents 'Increasing wealth has its dangers for any county. Time was when, men might have offered upright pianos on any terms with impunity in northern Iowa, and up warning been necessary, But now Iowa has reached a point where the most popular and profitable fake is connected with upright pianos. Over }n Carroll county a farmer, John Kloche, was victimized a few weeks agp, And now a correspondent of the Herald tells of the scheme; The wily- piano agent called at several wealthy farm residences in our neighboring cpunty and tuned the rustics up tp a degree which made tftem believe t&ey should bave a piano a»ci agreed to take one pf the agent and keepitin their best room as a sample, which they were tp exhibit to tbeip B§igb,bprs t W c| fpp every jnstru' they spja ft 'ppnjfljissipn pf HgQ To wake this o e- o- petterrc* aftd pUld a high. t*i6e f6f Bavid waifcem »,..-«,-,-- fesidiflg near this dty. fell a the filattd frUtld wblefi.ilbeittg "«'•«16 much attd sitdeeslfully lately. He allawed tbe musical iigent toJeav~<!s the * SS tiianoat hie bouse afid he WaS to .Jveftise- it and act as agent fthd wouldn't have to pay & dent fof the plaho, but give a little receipt, which another' man came around mlef and presented as a note for $480. Mr. Walters compromised und paid the man $120 cash ilhd intends keeping his autograph off strangers' papers here* The Odebolt ChPdhlcle says: Sac countti has furnished a sucker for the platto game. All the newspapers have warned the people against a gang of sharpers who are going through the country looking for fools who want pianos; but we presume the Clinton township fellow who paid $480 for a worthless Instrument, doesn't read the papers. They cost too much. The sharpers offered to sell him a piano for $480, and for every piano up to four sold afterwards by them in his neighborhood they were to refund him $120. They told him he-was a prominent man with great influence in the community; that if he would buy a piano they could easily sell four more on the strength of his purchase and then his own would cost him nothing. The sucker swallowed the bait entire. He gave his note for $480 and got his piano. It has a cast iron frame and the keys are screwed into the casting. It can't be tuned, and isn't worth the powder that would blow it up. The sharpers didn't try to sell any more pianos in the neighborhood. They did'nt have to. They drove away with their $480 worth of good negotiable paper and .are. probably fishing for suckers elsewhere by'this time. JUNE'S EXCELLENT BEOOBD. Oh, What la So Rare as a Day In Juno, Especially Sucli a June as Has Just Passed. Weather Clerk Pettibone furnishes the statistics which prove what everybody has felt, namely that June has been a beautiful and bountiful month. The mean • temperature was at the pleasant figure of 68J degrees, the highest only 93 and the lowest 49. The rainfall was 4.83 inches, nearly five, and all we have needed. We have had 16 clear days, 14 paAly cloudy. THE STATE REPORT. Oats are filling well, and the more advanced fields will be ready for harvest within a week. The only drawback to the crop is too rank growth of straw on rich soil, where the rainfall has been copious. Reports show an increased acreage and a full normal condition of flax in the sections where it is most largely grown. Corn is thriving and the larger part of it will be laid by in fine condition before the 4th. Haying is in progress. There has been a notable improvement in meadows within the past eight days in the larger part of the state, and the yield may be slightly above half an average crop. Prairie hay will be heavier, and pastures are generally good. Potatoes are exceptionally promising. City Council Doings. ALGONA, June 29.—The city council mot in regular session, Mayor Haggard in the chair. Members present, Vesper, Wadsworth, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson, Henderson, Nicoulin anc Sayers. Absent, none. Minutes of last regular meeting reac and approved. Moved and seconded that the following bills audited and approved by the finance committe be allowed and warrants drawn for the same: Moline Pump company, supplies $ 38 00 A. Y. McDonald & Morrison Mfg. Co. supplies .....;. 11< S' a ',§,°, ran J, s t la , r y a ? d oash P ald out 45 73 Wm. Miller, lighting lamps 15 o( &r B i^i U ?, y ' sa , lary and oash P ftid out - 4 °85 W. E.Malley, labor . g 43 E.W.Young, drayage 60 Wm. Hnll, labor 300 Roy Carpenter, labor 3 oo W. E, Malley, labor 860 Albert Anderson, labor. e 00 BertMeMurray, labor.,....., i 05 M. Starr, printing ,,,,, 5 25 T. Henderson, repairing pump 350 F, Bowles, repairing pump. ; 40 E. Norward, repairing pump., e 00 E. E. Sayers, cash paid for express,,,. SCO Ostrum Bros., brick , 135 C. & N. W, By. Co., work on pump 13 85 W, K. Ferguson, cash paid for expenses 552 F, S. Norton, lumber , ,, i gg J. W. Samson, street work 6600 Ingham & Warren, printing..,,, ... 12 oo Laage & Campbell, blacksnuthing...... 3 10 Chas. J. Brown, police,....,... 450 S. H, Pettibone, cash paid for buckets. 05 Ferguson Supply Co., supplies,..,,..,,. 100 67 Hamilton & Co., lumber.;..,,.,....,. 25 37 W, F, Mullloa, lining pump ie 50 E, J. Gilruore, supplies 825 J. W. Robinson, supplies 402 W. F. Mullica, labor, , -,, , 17 10 A, H. Allen, meals for prisoners 9 55 Q. W, Hunter, working tramps 075 E. T, Dodge, special night watch ,. 450 Ayes, Vesper, Wadsworth, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson, Henderson, Nicoulin, and Sayers, Noes, none, Carried. Moved and seconded that the matter of Minnesota street, and the street north of the fair ground be referred to the street and alley committee to investigate and make report, Carried, Moved and seconded that Theo, Chriaohilles, A. A. Call, and Peter Purvis be permitted to use half of the adjacent street in erecting their brick building, provided they assume all responsibility and liability for damages on account thereof. Carried, Moved and seconded that the Western Telephone company be allowed to build its line into tlje city under the direction and supervision, of the street $nd alley committee. Carried. Moved and seconded that the council Adjourn, Carried. CHAS, A. COHENOUB, CltyClerJf. A Minnesota Sheriff, After ttifn Last Week, failed fd* Want of May Be to f i, it toe a gap4 iphejse ta buy a lew sacks pf flpur ww% Flour im* the hes$an.e.tter. th w most Suttofi, rl8wev*f, Says Me Will Qo oh K*qtilaitibn--W*6t Btfid's Con* dieting StSrieS, Last week & warrattt fof the arrest of J» L. Sutton Wa§ itt Algbaa before • THE ttoPfiR tifiS MOINES went to press, but no mention could be made as Sutton was Out of town. He returned Thursday .and was taken and the sheriff from Austin, Mihtt,, came on Friday for him. Stilton refused to go Minnesota without a requisition from the governor, and an attempt wns made to have him held under bond as a "fugitive from justice," until the papers could be got. The hearing was before 'Squire Taylor at 2 o'clock,. 'Squire Raymond appearing for the Minnesota parties and Geo. E. Clarke for Sutton. After a lengthy argument which turned upon what the statute requires in such cases, Sutton was not held. The requisition papers will be 1 secured, however, and Sutton says he will remain in Algona until they come and then go to Austin and stand trial The charge against Sutton is obtaining a signature to a note by false pretences. The facts are not set out but as generally understood are about as follows: Sutton has been Bellini? buggies and with them a townshit> right to dispose of slat fence, getting $126 for the two. In this case the buyer took a lumber wagon and the note was cut down $20, leaving it $105 We presume the man found that the right to sell slat fence was " blue sky" and also that $105 was a steep price for a lumber wagon. Hence the charge It is doubtful if anything can be done if this is all there is of -it. 'It is astonishing after all that has been gaid about such schemes in this section that the game could be played on anybody. The recurrence of these swindles gives, color to the old couplet: The world of fools has such a store That he who would not see an ass Must stay at home and bolt the door And break his looking glass. A Little Slow In Returning. The West Bend papers have conflicting reports about a team borrowed there and kept in Algona until the marshal was sent for them. The Journal says Jas. McEnroe got the team and the Advance says a man named McNampra got them: The Journal's story is: "On last Saturday one James McEnroe of Algona hired a team of Chas. Albee to go over to the east river saying he would be back that evening or the next morning, but they failed to put in an appearance. He made inquiry of parties who came from Algona and learned that the team was being driven on the street there every day. He sent word that if the team was not here by Sunday noon he would send an officer after them, and: when Sunday noon came no team or driver had shown up-so he started Marshal Seaver after them; but about three o'clock a boy came in driving the team and they were in such a used-up condition that it will be several weeks before they will be in condition for use. The boy said they had been in a barn at Algona since Wednesday evening, but the condition of the horses belied this story. Marshal Seaver missed them on the road, so had bis trip for nothing, and Mr. Allbee is still looking for pay for the use of and damage to his team." The Advance says: McNamora "explains the matter by saying that he left Algona early the day after be left here on a land deal, and forgot to Bay anything to the boys, in the barn in regard to the return of the team to West Bend. The team, when brought back, looked as though the wild western zephyrs had been blowing through " their ribs, which would incline one to- the opinion that the barn where they had been stabled was not in as good condition as it might have been." The facts seem to be that the team was left in the stable here and was not driven in• Algona at all. If it looks BO badly after a few days' rest it must have been living on oat straw the past winter over at the Bend. ALUOITA AT SPIRIT LAZE. It Furnished Its Share of the Crowd and Entertainment tor the Masonic Gathering, In writing up the big district Masonic gathering the Beacon has the following items: Algona made up nearly one-half the Milwaukee .excursion Tuesday, contributing nearly two hundred passengers. This was the largest delegation from any point on either road, President Jones responded to the address of welcome. This address was^ generously responsive to the welcome tendered, It also contained a greafc many important observations relative to Masonry and good pitiaenship which were evidently appreciated by. the audience, A vocal solo by Miss Zoa Wartman then gave .infinite satisfaction, Music by the Algona cornet band was then announced, and this hand easily established a gggd reputation b^ *~re that large assembly. Next pftnw violin solQ by Miss Kate Nejlson .nito o; Algona, aocQm.paniQ<i on tb& piano by Miss Maud Ashtoo Smith. This perfpraange was so pl§»s.iflg l&at te@ audience demanded more of the same kind, and tivea graciously glvgn. Wis,gi¥enjBC;reaB.e,(J <$got by JMpan.lm.enfc Q| fay B ^ v> *J_ Mj,«4 Smitjh., The Dinging ol W® esesB^iugiy pjiea ol

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