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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 1, 1896
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"'' 1 '' 'J thf8fl, H49fitBS.... i s.» j, ,i, j i < itt£»ddW88&tabe*6*ftt8B< t 40 ft I? Tf: A MAl*t*¥ NSW all out* readers will give } the story of the New party which aceurted in Algona ,/iUsihS rilory of a, Thefe «efe only 610 peo' ile" IB ill Kossoth county, and these in : :jfi60 bad dwindled to 416 and In -1863 to r _. -,J6|' there Were not to exceed two Iffatne buildings in the county and the , S'ffattte buildings were worse than the f^i leg 1 Cabins; the financial crash of 186? 'ff^h'ad left Iowa absolutely without money 0 and a silver quarter looked like a cart 1*V wheel; 1869 came in after the famous > wet summer, an official record of which '' , la Algona shows that it rained six days . In March, eight in April, fourteen in ' May, twelve In June, ten In July, four •.'' in August, four in September, and ten ' * in October} there was not a rail way nearer than Cedar Falls, a grist mill nearer than Boone, nor a bridge between Algona and either. And yet when has tt happier gathering been re corded in the nearly 40 that have elapsed than this simple, inexpen eive, hearty merrymaking of the ' young folks in the old log St. Nicholas? , We have added population, fine homes, '•' wealth, railways, but does 1890 fine us 1 • in any happier frame of mind than J850 ^did the pioneers? The pioneers tbem- i—many of tbo partakers In that party are still with us—how ..ipuoh huvo a.11 these changes In extern• ale added to their zest for life, tlieii' enthusiasm, their enjoyment? Probably Jif tbey would all answer, without one single exception they would record that they have achieved twico In a material way what they then dreamed of. they have long since' passed the goal they have set for themselves In the acquirement of wealth, they have be; ; come accustomed to the conveniences of life they then regarded as unattaln- L 'able luxuries, and yet they look back regretfully to those early days when r young blood, and bounding spirits, and ^11 tbe future filled with indefinite pos- sibilltles, made life, mere life, a perennial enjoyment. ' There Is a good sermon for the new , year suggested by this old-time party, the boyant spirits and pure joy of which show out in every line of the story. It should prove an efficient antidote for the false philosophy we are 30 continually dscelvlngourselves with. The day laborer says, " I will bo happy when I get a thousand dollars," and the man of small means says ''If I had ten thousand dollars I would be happy." Meanwhile Jay Gould amasses one hundred millions and dies miserable. The man who does not have a happy • New Year because prices are low, or because his hogs have cholera, or because laws are not enacted to suit him, would not be happy If he could manage th'e market, discover a cholera specific, or run the legislature. " My mind to me a kingdom is," says the old un- ,:k.nown poet, and genial Herrick sings: • ?Tis not tbe food, but the content, * 'iThat makes the table's merriment. '. sWfaen trouble serves the board, we eat } • The platters there as soon as meat A little pipkin with a bit >, Of mutton or of veal in it, Set on my table (trouble free) ' Mpre. than a feast oontenteth me. %f DOl^IVER'S SPEECH. „;, 'Congressman Dolliver has already .taken advantage of the great opportunity that his appointment on the ways and means committee opens up to ,'bim. In the tariff debate last Thursday he was chosen by Chairman Ding- lev tp make the. closing speech on the ' 'Ban side. Mr. Dlngley himself the debate. All the reports ,{,«AU who tpok part in the debate acquitted emsejves we». Mr. DjngJey and Mv. . the repubjiops, and Mr, Crisp d Mr, Turner, of tl>0 democrats, parried S^ honors." it^l'W'M the democratic Chicago Chronl- .^0, jpjjp the folio wing more extended 2 ,.»^r BQtne brjef remarks by Mr. Arnold l%Xef J?eBn?yJy»Pia and Mr. Knox (rep) 'SjojssftoSiusetts, Mr. DoHiver (rep.) of " r ,a clpae4 the depute for the majority. teo.)l w$9 a. most eloquent effort, As ;e .the. republicans crowded about much applause and en. v • to Mr, •^~i.^'i «»»•* ftnjftety f»4.,b«ett prepared, Put pugbtnotto 6f fgfefal succeeding cdfigfesees. Mr. iMltrer lifts the best affyTpfiBI fftafi »f latetti ®>nSd hate ftU ready passed & tariff bill which will add fofty millions of dollftfs A year reveBue. It Is not n final republican tariff act, butthei'ely tin adjustment of the present tariff law to secure more revenue. All the democrats opposed it. tf It passes the senate It will at once give the tfefls- ury money to pay running expenses, if President Cleveland signs It. The republicans have not missed their Christmas holiday fof nothing. They are In Washington to legislate. No bettor illustration of the capacity of the republican party to act and accomplish something can be found than In the celerity and Unanimity with which they have united on a measure to give the government sufficient revenue to keep out of the bankruptcy it has been steering towards, without waiting to formulate a final protective tariff. NEWS ANDOOMMENT. The most aggressive ante-legislative movement is to secure a reform in Iowa's age of consent laws. A girl may now contract away her virtue at 18 years of age, and the man escape punishment. Tbe legislators are asked to insert 18 years in tbe place of 18. There should be no hesitation whatever in making the change. # * * Esthervllle Is one of the towns which has at various times boasted about tbe superiority of a well guarded saloon system. Now it appears that a citizens' league has been formed there to prosecute the saloon men for violating the mulct law. Our observation is that before people get mad enough to organize a law enforcement league (A) ere has been R Jot of aggravation, The saloon ia tewless and n nulaHboe, # * * . : Although dongressmen Dolllver and Cousins did not get chairmanships in congress, Gardner Cowlcs, who was in Washington when the appointments were announced, says that it is considered that they got the really desirable places, '.Dolllver on the ways and means committee and Cousins on foreign affairs. Any place on the ways and means committee is equal to a chairmanship elsewhere and this year the for. eign affairs committee ranks up with the best. Both men have the field in which the issues of 1890 will be made up, and both will go into the coming campaign among the few authorized spokesmen of the republican party, « # # Congressman Dolllver has presented a petition to congress which will reopen the whole question of taxing incomes. During the war Dr. McNulty of Fort Dodge paid $600 under the old Income tax law, which was held valid by the courts. He now wants it back under the recent decision that an income tax is unconstitutional. If he succeeds the government will have a big sum to refund to simillar tax payers. . * * * : Prank W. Bicknell is up from his typhoid fever attack and at work again in Des Moines. He Is now sending signed articles to the Marshalltown Times-Republican, which ara very newsy and which give a good Inside view of polities at the capital city. He is acquainted with public men and is an experienced reporter. # * # The New York World has the largest circulation of any paper in the United States. In November last it averaged 581,937 copies a day. This is excelled by only one or two European journals. Ten years ago the World sold only 158.078 copies a day, - # * # Circulation of a newspaper is not a sure test of merit or influence. The London Times sells only about 80,000 copies a day, while other London papers pass the half million point. . But the Times is universally i-egarded as the leading paper of Europe. The World is not the leading paper of New York, although it'has dpuble the circulation of any other. Still as a general rule there is merit behind a, big subscription list, # * * . ' . Dawson, who claims to know how to make Damascus steel and how to harden copper so that edged tools can be made of it, both lost arts, shot his son-in-law in Des Moines last week, and already the insanity dodge is invoked in his behalf. Genius and madness are said to be nearly allied,, but for ordinary purposes it is a safe rule that a man who is sane enough to take a good aim with a revolver is sane enough to hang. # # # Fred W, Meyers and Miss Mavy L. Louis were married in Iowa City last Thursday, Mr, Meyers Is the youngest son of J, Fred Meyers, and has become ,vell known in the state as q. Merited young newspaper map. He has been oftMally associated with Gov, Jackson, and has om> dally reported late republican campaigns in Jowa, He will make his home in Dea Moines, where with, his bride he is Ing wsvm congratulations. _ __ _ _ 1«\*V»W« **» " •"- " ~~^3 pot thefts, the pwsett depot )6 & SsllSc. * Wesley 19 to have & he* grain elevator feflfl prices will sotif when it 19 done, the Reporter says. ttev. Plunttfier Of Wesley has stirfred considerable feeling at Sexton by an attack on Romanism. The News says Miss Luella Wurtman will teach shorthand tn the business college over at Spencer, Miss fiotiavan, Emmelsburg's primary teacher, has been offered $600 n year to go into the Minneapolis schools,and will accept. The Reporter says that the acting of Jane Coombs and her company was the best that has ever been seen in the Emmetsburg opera house. M. L. Brown nnd W, E. G. Saunders are back from Texas and tell their Em* metsburg friends that Iowa beats the world as an agricultural region. David Grier, our old time court reporter, has brought a $16,000 suit against the Rock Island road for damages to his client. David opens up big. Llvermore Gazette: We regret to learn that A. L. Peterson and family at Algona are quarantined, their baby having either membraneous croup or diphtheria. Ernmelsburg Reporter: C. C. Chubb of Algona wna looking after the interests of the Algonn. Deposit and Loan Association in this city on Friday last. He reports the association in fine condition. Forest City Summit: Harry Harlan of Ttima has rented a store at Algona and will put in a stock of clothing. The young man has many friends here who hope to hear of his drawing good dividends from the new establishment, Bancroft Register: Algona's shooter, Gilson, is still anxious to meet Bancroft's crack shot, but wants a 100 live bird match. We have no live bird experts, but if he wants to come up and break mud saucers, there is plenty of money here to add interest to the oc- anythln f he Century for upon two socia The difference between doing a thing rightand not doing it rif?bt is shown by one creamery record for November. One farmer got $1.24 for 100 pounds of milk an'd another but 74 cents. It did not cost much more for the one kind of milk than the other, but the difference In profit is enormous. The Emmetsburg Democrat has fairly outdone the season in its Christmas extra for Emmetsburg. It has pictures of more good looking people and handsome homes and substantial business houses than we had credited the 'Burg with. Its extra is a credit to the town, a credit to the Democrat office and a credit to all northwest Iowa. IN THE POLITIOAL HELD. Senator Allison will be elected by acclamation to succeed himself in the senate. The legislature meets Jan. 13, . The senate is 43 republican, 7 democratic; house, 80 republican, 20 democratic. Iowa is third in the number of committee chairmanships awarded by Speaker Reed in congress. She is first when the size of her delegation is considered. J. Fred Meyers: England is the greatest power on the globe. The United States cap whip her. But it will take a war of four or more years In duration. Oscar Sherman, son of ex-Gov. Buren R. Sherman, deserted hia wife and child a year ago. She Is a candidate for a job at the capitol this winter and is counted as sure of success. Gen. Drake will take rooms at the Savory for the winter, He has rented three parlors and with bis daughter Mary L, Drake, will entertain quite lavishly. ' A brilliant social season is predicted. The Chicago Tribune claims 43 In the Iowa bouse and 21 In the senate fop resubmission of the amendment, 67 and 29 respectively against. On manufacture' It claims 52 and 30 for and 48 and 20 against. The Nevada Representative reviews Speaker Reed to date and says; It will be time enough to grow suspicious of Tom Reed when something within the range of his influence goes so very differently from what jt ought to, The Cai'poU Herald does not favor Doc Hutohins for secretary of the senate this winter. It says he Is the paid lobbyist of various corporations' and that such a roan should not hold official relations to legislation. Doc's friends should speak up, Judge Ben. McCoy was appointed by Gov. Jackson to fill out Railway Commissioner Luke's term. The judge was a senator with Senator Chubb and has several tiroes visited him in Algona. He ia a genial man and would be a. good officer even if be did help beat Algona on the normal school. declined tlie offer, Congressional politics is already warming up in Iowa, One or two aspirants for Congressman Hager'a seat in tne Nintlj district are announced. Congressman Hmi h&s-Jas. G. Ben-yhill to meet in the Seventh with Wm. o, Payne and others mentioned, Jas, E, BLvthe and ptbeye are already talked of in OfiBgv£88,raaB Up<}egra,ff a Fourth district, It is estimates that 100,000 will go-to St. koyie for the national convention. Ohio and lowft are expeptefl* to b&ye tbe largest contingents, with Indiana Christmas number's— AS OtC TIME SEW f BAM. itow Altott&'a ¥0i«f ftfljste ftlsiHJfted (jives Back in the etdod Old I)ay8 of 1889. on Nineteenth ft«4 there, if BP doubt win be inviting in March, f\\6 l ftlv imposing Pleasant b«t tbat it R.od Jain of Portland }s visiting ' - bfts bac a revival witb ' " • .jrin tore to fflftfce . Tl B v'*f,*\ ,^** "T" 1 -pr -e *"7"" ! T»--~'T-i*"? '•S* lw -'f v *^ i* f " *^ytii^fa'^^^rt}\ 'AMAStt n Ltlni lint 1 ft I ~?m, i M \ O •*•»» •$ f*tt J. E _« 4 TC i n ttoction. The capable tistic woflt of Mr. Castaignci ttottld of itself give distinction to any niitabet « . * ttogiiine. This month his pencil is applied to the illustration of the first of several separate papers on Rome by Mr. F. Marion Crawford^ who first * ves us " A Kaleldo- scope of liome," setting forth contrasts of tlie Eternal City, with, so to speak, ti reconstruction of the 1 city as it wmin the time of tlie Emperors, and coming down lu the Knmeofthe present day, which lie do- scribes with very distinct detail. -w- The January number of St. Nicholas comes to its renders just at theheightof the holiday season, and so it appropriately bears messages of cheer and good will. The fi ontiapiece Is a full-page picture by Frederick Dielmnn, "Christmas Lights Do Fade Awav." Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letters to a Boy" haVc an interesting account of the building of the novelist's house in Samoa, and a description of the strange ways of his saVage retainers. Albert Stearns, author of the successful "Chris and the Wonderful Lamp," begins a new serial, also founded on the "Arabian Nights." . ' . IDA VAN OOBTLAND. A. Week's Entertainment by this Talented Actress opens Monday Night with "Irtgoniar." Mary Anderson, who left the stage acknowledged to be the greatest actress of her time, made her reputation in "Ingomar." Ida Van Cortland wil open her week in Algona Monday even ing with this romantic drama. She is playing during the present week in Des Moines at the Grand opera house Her rendition of Victor Hugo's Lu cretin Borgia was one of the best en tertalnnteuts ever given in Algona, and the coming week will furnish all play goers a list of equally standard. uttrac lions equally well pluyed, at prices never before quoted. . In speaking of "Ingomar" the Win-, nipeg Daily Tribune of Oct. 23 last says: "Two souls with but a single thought^, two hearts that beat as one." A surprisingly good performance was given at the Bijou opera house of that old classical standby, "Ingomnr," a delightful love story, when presented by two Capable artists in the leading roles, the acting being full of interest and tender pathos, in vivid contrast with the burst of fiery declaration us the passions of the lovers came forcibly into actio_n during the progress of the play, making Partbenia, the Grecian maiden, and Ingomar, the barbarian, always acceptable to theatre goers. The surprise comes in at thodrarnaticstrength shown by Mr. Butler in the -title role, one of the best instances of histrionic ability that has been heard or witnessed in this city for many a long day. Comparisons are odious at times, but in this case are inevitable, and Me. Butler's " Ingomar" as a well-balanced conception, thoughtful In-every detail, voice, manner, and method alike admirable, completely eclipsed McLean's performance of the same character, much "be- puffed" as it was. And what a loving delineation of one of the most lovable of classic heroines was that given to Parthenia by Miss "Van Cortland. Not a single line but was made a distinctive feature, and yet the relations of passion and pathos were so consumately regulated as to form one beautiful harmonized whole. To witness such acting as Miss Van Cortland's is very rare these days, and it is u matter of surprise that the Bijou opera house is not filled to its capacity every night. Mr. Hawson's Polydor was excellent. Mr. Hammett's Myron was almost as good. THE OOW ALWAYS PATS. Butter is Xo\v Higher For Two Yours and it is Always Higher than Raw Corn and Oats. Geo. S, Angus points out something in reporting the creamery receipts of November to the Burt Monitor, which every farmer should paste In his hat in this era of glutted grain markets. He says! "For the first time in two years we pay §1 per owt. for milk, and I think for December ic will be 20 per cent. higher. In view of the fact that all kinds of feed is lower than it has been for years, it surely will pay now to feed well. Save railway freights, elevator charges, etc., by marketing your surplus grain at home, A barrel of pats ground and fed to our common cows will make three pounds of butler, worth now about 80 cents, and we grind now at nil times for 5 cents per sack." '.. SOME SQQIAL NOTES, The Saturday Review "of Des Molnes IIus Several llefereuces of Interest. Mrs. L. F. Bobinson ol Nineteenth street gave two pleasant parties •la'st week, a dinner and an even'i'nga't cards, which we're both very dalinty affairs. Friends in this city "have received invitations to the ma'rr'iage In Algona of Miss Gertrude Cjar'ke of that city and Mr. Frederick William Bartlett of Dallas, Texas, both of whom are known in this cite- Miss Van Cortlandt is presenting R repertoire of successful comedies and dramas in a superb manner, The various plays are appropriately costumed and staged, and the smallest details are carefully looked after, Miss Van Cprt- land is «, cbftrming actress and displays gre^ versatility, The company j$ large and ahe receives admirable sup* port. Dr. and Mrs. Sppre are looking fpr* ward to the pleasant experience pf be ing in tb,eir ROW quite W* Wete Just as Happy i'ft the Cabin fcflys &s We fevet Shall Be. Lag In the Bee. The an account of his ffiiamlitt Garland has Written sketches of pioneer picnics and soeiubles which aave gained him a permanent place in Iterature, but THE UPPEU DBS MoiN^S confidently submits the following real istic report of an Algomi New Year's party in 1869 in comparison with any' thing he has written. It waspublished reporter opens with New Year's dinner, but in this there has been no change, and we begin the report with the gathering at the old St. Nicholas, the log hotel which stood where the Thorlng ton house barn now does. There has been a change both In the hours and in the festivities of a young peoples party since this was written, whether for the better or not everybody may decide foi himself. My apology for not writing for th Bee last week is that I was " too full' for speech. Judging from my own feelings I presume the civilized world has slept less, eaten more, drank more laughed more, and had more fun, urn suffered more pain In the last ten day than it will in any other ten days dur ing the year, and the young folks o this place have come in for their ful «™.~Jtoi and sa*&3 a fart of one <AK Whefl,l relumed 1 fdufid the ct ihtd ftfi IfKtfulA* cjrcle, an joined, with Ike* fof teHaet, „ „ afoufed like ft chain pum|t to & tufie more loud thafi chatmlug and wbrdg- that were full of ffieamfig aFrafiged, something Uks this: tiei-e We all stand In ftJf'lBg , Pot you to choose while we do slfig. Oh, what ft Wretched choice yoU've made, icitef lived and died an old maid./ Jut sihce you can ho loftgef stay, Give her a kiss and send her away. This would have beea a dharmlfig play if jealousy had not Crept into the ranks. Some were chosefl oftenef that! others and shades of sadness began, to cloud some of the honest faces and I was sory for them for 1 knew how they felt. But a, Young American is not easily discouraged and the more due was slighted the louder tie saflg and theshade of melancholy heard ill the strains of the slighted was just bring* ing tears to my eyes When around Came* Ike with Charley perched ott his ders singing at the top of his voide. Here we stand In the corn bin, Put on your shoes and come uu If I find the first hen's nest, I'l give you one egg and keep the feat; My sympathy for the neglected here vanished. The play was an accumulation of new attractlans with every revolution of the circle. Outsiders wero chosen into the circle, among the resfr Frank the Carpenter, amid loud cheers/ I began thinking my turn would come soon and so It did. I Was led into the ring like a lamb to the slaughter and 1 never till then realized the full meaning of the saying " ho Is a laughing stock." Many other amusing plays were introduced and enjoyed highly, many funny things were said, but it would be unfair for me to tattle. Tho whole affair seemed to pass off satisfactorily. I heard no complaints except some little complaint about moustaches. o m . .. . ,, . About 10 o'clock some proposed to , share, Tb<? big fylUs got up a grand homei Ifyou hHVe eve V 'been in. t ride in genuine Western fashion on woods whore pigeons were roosting Christmas eve, and tea parties, candy tea pullings, balls, and surprise parties too numerous to mention, during the week. But the loudest affair of the season was the "little folks'" jubilee at the St. Nicholas on New Year's eve. Long before the sun had bid .the old year adieu an unusual commotion among the Young Americans in ''clean Dickies" and well greased shoes was discernible all about town. My curiosity was aroused and I quizzed the boys as I met them all out of breath. • It was too good to keep, and I soon found what was up. The kind host and hostess of the St. Nicholas, not forgetting, as most old folks do, that they were once young and liked to frolic, were to give 'the little folks a party that evening and the boys were in a strife for choice of partners. So I stepped into the St. Nicholas and having no engagements to fill, being at perfect liberty, as old batchelors always are on New Year's eve and every other eve, I determined to get a peep at the elephant if possible. As soon as the first shades of evening a pattering of feet and tbe merry laugh in the hull told us plainly that the company was fast collecting. The old fogy custom of stringing along in till 9 o'clock was fairly inundated by the Young Americans that evening, and by 6 o'clock the company had collected. I cautiously ventured into the hall expecting to be unanimously voted out, but the youngsters either didn't consider me worth minding or knew. I would not tattle, and allowed me to remain, but I will always rue the day for 1 am perfectly deaf In one ear and can't hoar much out of the other. The crusty old saying that-, children should be seen and not heard was fairly demonstrated to be 1mpractical andfogyish, But making noise was not the only business of the evening, formalities were laid aside and in less than ten minutes after the first arrival the managers were.exerting themselves to organize the company for.a kind of play they called " pillows," which was entirely new to me. But I was soon enlightened by one of the "Pinks" coming into the circle with a shawl doubled up and dropping it on the floor in front of one of the boys and kneeling upon it. • An irresis.ta.ble Impulse brought the boy into the same suppliant position and a kiss explained the whole matter. This the youngsters seemed to enjoy very much, but 'they knew not of the bitter recollections it brought to my mind. How vivtdly it-brought to mind the time twelve years ago when I knelt to the shrine of Phoebe's beauty In the old wood shed. I knew she loved me, aad just as I asked the fatal question .a big ox yoke fell down from overhead and separated us forever. She was not scared to death but her reason has nev- •e'r'returned, However this amusement •did not last Jong till button was proposed and carried. When they came to guess who bad the button the penu'l- ti'0B for accusing wrongfully were perfectly awful, 40 yards of tape to be measured off and out off, short at both ends was the mildest punishment inflicted upon any one. But there was no shirking from penalties, however severe, as there is among big folks, and I thought to myself last night at the reading circle, when a young man was sentenced to hug a. young 1 lady present for some mistake and' rehised from lack of experience, that -he "had better attend the nexttrundletied pai-tv and see how such things are 'done, I cast no reflections at the young man for I too once lived in a -glass house, but I saw at the party 'ho'w gallantly and gently Jamos, and Enoch, ana Grant embraced slmiliar though some' wbat younger opportunities and came to tbe conclusion r f ram the e'ase which the youngsters Replayed, tb&t it wa$ natural »nd righ't, &nd determined if I was. ever ordered t«4o sucb a thing in comply to try'it, or in the language of my favorite writer »* tQ go in jlttjona and be speeaed,,'' 'I should Judge that at a l9VT estimate,UQO yards of tape measured'o« an d. distribute! Bg tbe girl; before they bad tbe buttpn. * TQ H g£ *b§ pe.rforman.oe topfe abp«t!o aa ttowwtilsoRtb. of HJW fw Utt|ftfolteto^tei4topaa tbine, ana ' the night and fired a gun, you can some idea of how they left. WILL THERE BB -WAB& is ro Senator Ingalls snys ffingliind bully and will back down. Dr. Parkhurst, the Now York City- reformer, bitterly denounces President Cleveland's message. • New York don't care , a continental about tbe Monroe doctrine if it means English Iron clads within cannon range of Manhattan island. Prof. Von Hoist, author of a very able but one-sided history of the United States' political development, says Cleveland and Olney are entirely wrong: on the Monroe doctrine. ProfC Webster, who lectured in Algona, is under Prof. Von Hoist in Chicago- university, and voiced his views. Geo. W. Smalley, for years the foreign correspondent of the New York Tribune, is now the New York correspondent of the Lbndon Times. He tells the English that there is absolutely no sentiment in this country in favor of sustaining the administration; He denounces the whole business as bitterly and as cleverly as he is able, and out- tories the lories, as,indeed be did when writing from London about Gladstone and the Irish. . Geo. Kennan, the lecturer on Russian outrages, says: I am surprised, in fact, dumfounded at- the readiness of tbe American people to bring on a first class war. Two months ago every mouth in this land was preaching peace at the contemplation of war in the- Orient and Europe, and hero today even the ministers of tbe gospel are shouting for war. I regret the condition because I greatly fear that a terrible war is imminent. England will not back down from her position. This can be taken for a certainty, if President Cleveland's interpretation of the Monroe doctrine is not altered and continues to be upheld, we shall have war and the greatest war that ever transpired. It will n6t only take in the United States and Great Britain, but will involved the entire world. A foreign war will be very disastrous to us, and, while I bave no doubt that we shall ultimately win and add Canada to- our possessions, it will be very close to ruination for us. Such a war is bound to come unless the United States backs down, and I don't think it will. It will be the greatest calamity to humanity tnat has ever occurred. A BW TEAK'S ¥ Which tra'ites w ",v, and Miss Gertrude J'erfofHied i'oiiioi'c Tile Ceremony "Fred Hartlett Clarice to bo row, St, Thomas church will be the scene of a social event of Interest tomorrow at high noon When Rev. McDonald pronounces the words which make man and wife of two of thobest known young peotfe of Algona. He comes from Council Bluffs exnresslv fm, H,~ cei , e ^ by us- Mary here and sss&sas SfflSBsSgSfMS • v|

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