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THE T3PMK B^B MOlKES: Oi» copy, one year One copy, six months • One copy, three tnmrth* address at above "rt*"- Mr. Cornwall has been one of the sate and tnasted leaders of the bouse and is a m&n of ample experience to fill creditably a seat in either bouse. Of THIS ITEI&EB01HOQD. Will Sterzbacb nae joined the Graettinger creamery company, and ie superintending putting in the new machin- ty may be ae void of good common sense BE Bryan for instance. Eloquence in a governor is all right if he happens to be honest like Abraham Lincoln, but if not then give us a man like Grant without the eloquence. WHEAT Off THE EI8E. lOWA^WEDSESDAV, AUGUST 18, 1897. JOSES WffiS THE PRKE. OHOBEK IF rEIDAY'B OOHVEFHOIT Sent to anr address at aoove n™™.^ e ry Semtt by draft, mcmer order, or express or- *" 3 on application. carde. I hereby announce myself a candidate lor the nOTuhatton lor the office of county miper- brtenflent. subject to the action of the republican county convention. I hereto announce mrself M a wmdiflate for the office oT county treasurer, subject to the action of the rejmb! I hereby announce myself a* a candidate lor sheriff subject to tbe action of the republican connty convention. E. P. KEITH. I herebv announce myself a* a candidate lor the nomination of sheriff subject to the action of the republican county I herebv announce myself a candidate for the position of county superintendent, subject to the action of the republican convention. JS, Ji. J. K. JOKES UOMJNATEl). After a hotly contested but good natured convention fight J. R. Jones was named by the republicans of Kossuth lor the legislature. Mr. Jones is an old resident of Algona. He came here in the spring of 3870, and in the 27 years that have followed bis "Wigwam" has beep one of our business land, marks. During these years be has been chosen on the school board, city council, and has twice been mayor. He has been public spirited in everything, a liberal contributor to all enterprises, interested in the growth of the town and county. During all these years be has been an aggressive champion of the leading tenets of republicanism. He is an ardent believer in a protective tariff, and an uncompromising opponent of all the free silver movement stands for. He is a ready speaker, pleasing in personal address, exactly GO years of age, a man who will be liked by his associates and whose influence will be felt. THE UPPEE DES MOINES can heartily commend Mr. Jones as a neighbor, as a citizen, as a republican, and as a prospective legislator. It will do all in iu power to give him the big 1,000 majority that President McKinley got last fall. ____.-——== AT CKDAIi KAPIUS. Today the republican state convention meets at Cedar Rapids to nominate candidates for governor and other Btata officers. The convention will have 1,546 delegates, and in many respects is likely to be the most notable gathering of republicans in years. The contest for the gubernatorial nomination is the center of interest. Ten candidates are in the field, the leading ones being Parrott and Funk, with strength about equally divided, the former claiming about 450 votes, while Funk is modest in assuming that he has about 350. It is not thought the struggle will be prolonged. Acombina- tion'of some sort will be made that will probably land one of these, and this paper sincerely trusts it will be our own Senator Funk. An assuring feature of the contest is that good men are aspirants, and, whatever happens, the nomination is sure fall to a worthy and capable man. Wesley Reporter: The bachelors of Algona have invited tbe Cherry Bisters to visit them. The Cberrys are great entertainers. Ruth ven Appeal: J. W. Tennantof Algona was in Ruth ven a short time Wednesday while enroute to Hartley. He was driving through. Burt Monitor: Milt Gray of Buffalo township has disposed of his farm and contemplates moving this fall to Ohio to remain perhaps permanently. James Boevers had the misfortune to have his collar bone broken last Saturday up in Fenton while riding a blind horse, which fell, throwing him on his bead and shoulders. Livermore Gazette: Mrs. G. H. Norton and Mrs. N. Winkel drove up to Algona Tuesday. * * * Glen Brunson's father and mother, and Miss Benjamin of Algona visited with him this week. About 200 people gathered at tbe new church at Fenton lastSunday to witness tbe baptism services which were conducted by Rev. Southwell of Algona. Fourteen adults and twelve children were baptized. Arthur Bellman while playing with a bicycle at Wbiltemore ran hie finger on to tbe sprocket under the c'Hain, cutting it off at tbe first joint. Tbe Champion savs: Dr. Bowen fixed it up for him so that it will heal all right but will be short. A Grant citizen, Yorick, went from Algona with the Hamilton circus. He s back again as a harvest Land. Tbe [Deader says: He went as far as Pierre, 3. D. The writer judged from the iooks of his shoes that he had taken a tie pass from Pierre to Ledyard. Theodore My fare and Roy Barren are arranging for a bicycle meet in Estber- ville some time during the fore part of September. Complete arrangements have not yet been made, but we can assure the public that tbe races will be worth witnessing. Full particulars will be given in tbe Republican as soon as plans are perfected. Germania Standard: Tbe fact that Mr. Reed has served the county long is in his favor rather than against him. Our educational interests demand the best regardless of political bias or custom. We trust that the people of Kos- euth will see this matter in tbe light that we do, and to a man support Mr. Reed for superintendent. R. M. Richmond returned from the south, to Swea City, accompanied by his cousins. Idella Richmond and her daughter, Virginia, of Jeffersonville, Ind., who will make Swea City their future home. Tbe Herald says: Mr. Richmond's father, R. R. Richmond of Dallas county, will also make Swea City one of his ho'mes in the future, dividing his time between a daughter and three sons. The old gentleman is nearly 83 years old, is as active as some boys and reads without glasses. Ledyard Leader: Supt. B. F. Reed informs us that he is in the field as a candidate for re-election to the office of county superintendent. Mr. Reed has served tbe county faithfully and bis excellent work has made him many friends who will hope for his election. The excellent school system and the high grade of instructors that this county has speaks louder than words in praise of Mr. Reed's work as county superintendent. Should he be elected, it is perfectly safe to say that the duties of the office will be performed in a most painstaking and creditable manner. Prices Have Gone "BteiMllly tip Form Week—Flax IB In It, Too. The upward tendency of the wheat market has been the topic that has divided time with politics during the jast week. There has been a steady rise in price until its alleged twin sister, silver, is so far behind that no possible chance exists for it to come within forty rows of apple trees of catching up. It is the most disastrous thing that could have happened to the arguments of free-silverites, but that fact is lost eight of in view of the profitable results to those who have wheat to sell. It is confidently believed by many that wheat will be worth a dollar a bushel before Jan. 1, next. This is a matter of judgment, merely, and may or may not be realized. j This advance in price is said to be j the result of short crops, notwithstanding some democrats denounce it as a Mark Hanna scheme. The wheat crop of the northwest is far below what was expected, and foreign crops seem to be much below the usual yield. So it is not a board of trade scheme that has sent wheat booming, but a case of pure and unadulterated supply and demand. Wheat prices in Chicago have gone up to 90 cents. The local buyers here are paying Go cents and taking all they can get at those figures. Many farmers are holding for a dollar a bushel, but many believe in taking a good thing wben they see it and are selling at present prices. Time will determine which of the two classes is possessed of the most wisdom. The prices for flax have advanced even greater than those of wheat. Six weeks ago flax was sold in the iocal market as low as 55 cente, while now the man who has flax to sell can get .04 for every bushel of it. This, too, is the result of a short crop. THRESHING. Threshing of grain in this county is already well under way. A large percentage of farmers hereabouts are threshing their wheat directly from the shock, probably from motives of economy. It is a question for dispute whether or not this is the better plan. Old grain buyers claim that wheat is better for having been stacked and al lowed to go through the sweating process. Our knowledge of farming is so limited that we dare not even venture an opinion, but one thing is sure—muct grain is bound to be injured, if not wholly ruined, by showers that come upon it in the shock, whereas the stacking process would avert this dan ger. It Took Twenty-five Ballots to Choose a Representative—A Solid Funk Delegation Chosen. s some ambiguity in about the time at which the new system is to go into effect and it may oe mpossible to arrange for primaries for the coming county convention. Chairman Wadeworth's call will indicate what is to be done. In any event a Juu report will be made to the coming county convention, and full information will be furnished as to the methods adopted in other counties. At that time a satisfactory plan can be fully arranged for the coming year, IKACCUUATE. The Courier stumbles from one blunder into another in discussing state taxes and the state debt: Here is its latest: Then wben we take into consideration the raises of valuation such as that put upon Kossutb county, we . ahull find that all the state levy lacks >n reality °t being double what it was under Gov. Boies is very little it any. How far this idea that the taxable valuation of the state has gone steadily up is from the truth is shown by the figures. Last year Iowa's valuation was $555,974,448. This year it is a trifle over $554,000,000. It has fallen off nearly §2,000,000, and instead of taxes being increased they have been decreased to that extent. THE UPPER DES MOINES does not bave the figures at band to discuss fully the state debt, but will get them and within a week or two will enlighten the Courier on the situation as it exists. GOOD MEX HONOUED. The action of the Pocahontas county delegates made the nomination of Parley Finch of Huraboldt certain, and he was chosen by unanimous vote. Mr. Finch was one of the leaders in the last and will make himself felt POLITICAL NOTES. Eleventh dis- Senator Funk has the trict solid. Judge Thomas is chairman of the Buena Vista delegation. Cousins, Dolliver and Hull are to take part in the coming campaign in Ohio, which is another way of saying that free silver will receive a knockout blow in that state and Bryan's hopes will go glimmering, says the Cedar Rapids Republican. West Bend Tribune: J. R. Jones and A. D. Clarke of Algona were over in this neighborhood the first of this week looking up matters political. It is told of them that they got mighty close to the county line looking for supporters for Mr. Jones for the legislature. But THE COMING ATTRACTION. YVliat IB Said of "In OJd Madrid"— Under tbe Direction ofK. E. Klce. The Chicago Herald says: "In Old Madrid" came into town lust night and moved up to tbe People's theatre, where tbe usual Sunday night audience had congregated. The little piece was well received and made the audience laugh long, healthy laughs—not laughs that one is ashamed of. The piece proved a distinct novelty, nothing like it ever haying been seen in Chicago before. The costumes were very pretty, and the bit of Spanish interior shown upon the stage was appropriate and effective. The little comedy itself, while farcical in nature, is treated by the cast in a strictly legitimate way. It is as clean, as bright, and as fresh an entertainment as one would care to witness. It is totally and absolutely devoid of even the remotest suggestion of broadness and vulgarity, and for that very particular if for no other, it should be praised. All the comedians in the cast are pleasing singers, _and the musical numbers offered last night were thoroughly appreciated. Mr. Jones is a very genial little chap, and his handsome, manly face and pleasing stage presence were a great aid to the performance. Mr. Gerald, as the uncle, did a very effective bit of legitimate comedy, and the remaining members of the cast were equally as satisfactory. If "The Old Madrid" does not prove a success throughout the country the reason will be because it is too clean and too decent. The republican convention held Friday to nominate a candidate for representative and to select If. delegates to tbe stale convention was 1he largest one of tbe most exciting and most bar monious Kossuth has erer had. There were 151 delegates entitled to seats and the absent ones would not numbe a dozen. The court room was crowded with onlookers all day. Tbe convention was unanimous for Senator Funk for governor. The division in tbe committee room -was between two Funk delegations, and the resolution endorsing his candidacy was j received with applause. ' At the close the convention was unanimous for J. R. Jones for representative. His nomination was accepted by all, and as be came forward to thank the delegates he was greeted cordially. His remarks were in excellent spirit and caught the convention. He was loudly cheered and after adjournment was congratulated bv tbe delegates from all parts of the county personally. Representative Mayne was warmly received when he came forward to con- ratulate bis successful competitor. He made a splendid little speech, ac- jepting the result philosophically, and pledging his unwavering support. Mr. Mayne bad a hearty and unbroken oacking during all tbe balloting, and came within three and one-half votes of a nomination. But he could not break Kossuthrs one-term record. J. W. Wadsworth was chosen county chairman. It was an excellent selection. Mr. Wadsworth had earnest support for tbe legislative nomination and at one time seemed to be in the line of succession. He made a pleasant and well-timed speech congratulating Mr. Jones, and promising him a campaign for last year's 1,000 majority. Steps were taken toward the adoption of a modified primary election system to replace our present caucus. It was a wise move and will do much to promote harmony. Delegates and Resolutions. The convention was called to order at 11 o'clock, and John G. Smith was chosen temporary chairman, U. S. Clarke of Ledyard temporary secretary. Committees of one for each pre eint were then named on credentials permanent organization, resolutions and delegates to the state convention These went out to deliberate and the convention adjourned till 1:30 o'clock. The first trial of strength was in the committee to name delegates to Cedar Rapids. Two full tickets were named, both for Funk, but differing as to a few names in personnel. A curious situa- ation developed on the first ballot. The Fourth ward, having three delegates on one side and three on the other, did not send acommitteeman in. This left an even number of precincts represented and the vote was a tie. The second vote was by ballot and the delegation that was named won by two PROF. GILCHRIST IS THE EBD GAME LAST THUB8DAY. Sketch of a Man of Much Moral and Mental Force—Buried at Lanrens on Friday. County Organization. J. W. Wadsworth was chosen chair man of the county central committee by acclamation. The following were named as committemen for their respective townships: First ward, E. Tellier: Second ward, W. P. Jones: Third ward, C. W. Sar- cbett; Fourth ward, F. D. Calkins: Hurt H. B. Hallock: Buffalo, August Sbrader: Cresco. C. Rickard; Eagle, John Lindbloom; Fenton, M. Wise- brod- Greenwood, C. J. Lenander; German, Ralph Patterson; Germania, p H Spangler: Grant, Peter Gettm'an: GarBeld, G. S. Wright: Harrison, W. R. Peet: Hebron, W. A. Smith: Irvington, Z. C. Andruss; Lu- Verne Geo Banna: Lotts Creek. A. H. Bixby. Ledyard,' W. A. Wright: Lincoln. J. H. Warburton: Portland, Timothy Fox; Plum Creek, R. M. Gardner: Prairie, John Longbottom: Riverdaie, J. R. Fraser; Ramsay, Phil Winters; Seneca, Henry Warner; Swea. C. A. Erickson: Sherman. W. E. Starks; Springfield. C. C. Hall; Union, T J. Julian; Wesley, S. X. Way; Wbittemore, N. L. Col ton. Battle of the Ballots All sides were expectant when the first roll was called. It did not dis close any decided strength for any o the four candidates. Jones led with S. of the needed 76 votes. On a fair test ballot the vote was as follows: First ward Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo 2 Cresco Eagle 2 Fenton. Greenwood 8 German •'! Germania 1 Grant : * Garfield 1 Sarrison 2 aebron 2 Irvington LuVerne Lotts Creek Ledyard Lincoln * Portland Plum Creek Prairie Riverdaie Hamsay 3 Swea 4 Seneca 4 Sherman 2 Springfield 1 Union , Wesley 2 Whlttemore 7 Totals 51 53 14 32 At various times this slate was broken, and each of the candidates enjoyed a boom, Mr. Wadsworth getting pretty close to 50 on one ballot, and Mr. Joslyn likewise. The first real line-up that showed the temper of the convention was on the tenth ballot. The vote of Mayne and Jones was big to begin with and then one delegation changed its vote, and a general break-up began, the end of which was that Mayne had 72* and Jones 741 of the needed 76 votes. In this ballot the LuVerne delegates showed that they preferred Jones to Mayne. Nothing eventful oc- legielature, in the senate. He is a good lawyer, a honest, and student of public affairs independent. In tbe Emroet-Dioklnson-Osceola district M. K, Whelan was renominated for tbe lower house by acclamation. "Mart," as he is familiarly known, gained distinction during the lastises- eion by never missing a roll call, and be was not only popular but influential, me second term will be valuable to his district and; creditable to himself. Clay county has chosen a delegation favorable to W. W. Cornwall fora tbird term, and as tbe Clay delegation is a, majority ift the ClayrPalo Alto district Me nomination is assured unless be becomes an aspirant for Senator F»nk.'e plaice i» case of bis nomination for governor- Tbe Palo Alto delegate ~, !H>09 postponing tbeconven- tfce ptjte CQjBye,ntfon. it's no use. W. W. Cornwall has a cinch on everything west of the Kossuth line. Wesley Reporter: THE UPPER DES MOINES and Bancroft Register each favor the primary caucus method such as Wesley township had last Saturday. It was certainly superior to the old way and saves a lot of wear and tear on a fellow's feelings. Our caucus, though there were two tickets up, passed off as serenely as could be desired, without any wranglingor ill-feelingengendered. We commend the primary system to each voting precinct in the county. The Bancroft Register calls him Representative Jones: As such you will be entitled to address him after November 2, next, he having received the nomination in the republican county convention yesterday on the twenty- fifth ballot. The contest was a long and spirited one, but no bad blood was caused and tbe other candidates and their followers will pull their coats and hustle for the ticket just the same as they would bad they been successful. Wesley Reporter: Somehow the State Register has got on to the idea how Kossuth republicans selected our sheriff four years ago. There were several candidates, but eace of them was unknown to a majority of tbe delegates, so they were lined up on the platform and passed inspection, and as Mr. Samson made tbe most favorable impression he was chosen, and in this instance the choice proved » good one. The Register proposes tbat tbe nine candidates for governor appear on tbe platform at Cedar Rapids and each make a brief epeeob, and by his poise and style of address tbe J V 648 delegates oan come to ,a decision as to who would bo tbe best man. We doji'fc sppwe $ .*»? ?*?& KUII at Camp. High Private Mayne of Emmetsburg tells about how a young man was made a national guardsman at Fort Dodge: Sunday tbe day passed very quietly in camp, the only incident that disturbed the quietness being the annual occurrence of initiating recruit who was desirous of joining the militia. The afternoon was exceedingly warm and the poor fellow who was being initiated was made to wear several overcoats and 'run up and down the company street until he was nearly melted. He was then stripped to the skin and treated to a cold shower bath. Then he was made to climb one of the electric light poles, and when he came down was tossed in a blanket until he was nearly exhausted. The officers of the day caught on to what was going on, and gent a squad of guards to the relief of the poor fellow, and never did relief come at a more opportune time. The last seen of the fellow he was leaving the camp grounds, considerably more shaken up but much wiser from his experience. Company !F and Sergt. Walsh, Fort Dodge Messenger: The highest individual score was (made by Sergeant J. M. Walsh of Company F. His score was 63. Mr. Walsh is a veteran in the guard and is one of the best shots in the "regiment. He has been in fifteen different contests and has never failed to score. He is cool headed and his nerve when it comes to the point where it is needed never fails him. Company F may well feel proud of the trophy it has won. This makes five out of seven times the company has won the 600 yard cup and four out of six times it has carried off the other oup. Company C has held the trophy for the past two years, but relinquishes its bold to Company K The cups were tvjrjjed over to tbe winning company immediately a * ter S^rd mount last votes. . , , , The committee on credentials had some trouble with proxies, but finally admitted them. The only real contest was from Swea City. The committee on permanent organization reported in favor of the temporary organization, with R. A. Palmer added as a secretary. The committee on resolutions made an excellent report, the resolutions being brief, well worded, and confined to the leading issues. THE RESOLUTIONS. The committee on resolutions reported the following: Resolved, That the republicans of Kossuth county in convention assembled endorse and reiterate their fealty to tbe principles of the republican party as announced in its platform at St. Louis in 1896, and also by the last republican state convention held at Des Moines, and we rejoice at the numerous evidences of returning prosperity which demonstrate the wisdom of the republican policies. We cordially endorse the wise and patriotic administration of President McKinley and the republican party in the conduct of national affairs, and we commend the faithful and economical conduct of the affairs of the state under the administration of Governor Drake during the past two years. We refer with pride to the admirable record of Hon. A. B. Funk of Spirit Lake as senator during the past fourteen years, and we heartily endorse his candidacy for governor of the great state of Iowa. Resolved, That the nominee of this convention be instructed to use all honorable means for the passage of a law making it bribery for any public official to accept free transportation from any common carrier. The State Delegation. Following are the delegates chosen to go to Cedar Rapids in the order in which they were reported: Geo. E. Clarke, Gardner Cowles, Harvey Ingham, Thos. F. Cooke, A. D. Clarke, A. J. Dunlap, U. S. Clarke, W. R. Peet, S. X. Way, S. Nicholson, N. L. Cotton, R. A. Lyons, Z. S. Barrett, Ole Oleson, J. Wheeler, and Geo. W. Hanna. A chairman will be chosen by the delegation. For R Primary Election. At the Irvington caucus a resolution was adopted urging the convention to adopt some form of primary election The committee on resolutions incorporated it in their report and it was adopted in the following form: Resolved, That after the next call for the county convention the different townships and wards each hold a primary election, the polls to be held open for two hours, both candidates and delegates to be voted for, and that two judges •—' -— clerk be selected to cm-red further until the final ballot. Wesley had given notice for some time that it would nominate when an opportunity occured, and Wesley's nine votes settled the contest, Whittemore falling in line with five. In the two test ballots Mr. Jones had the votes of Wesley, LuVerne, Whittemore, Burt, Germania, Ledyard and Swea City. His nomination came from all parts of the county. A telegram to THE UPPER DES MOINES Thursday announced the death of Prof. J. C. Gilchrist. The burial was held at his late home near Lauren B Friday afternoon. Prof. Gilchrist came to Algona first in 1886, to found tbe Northern Iowa Normal school. He had visited teachers' institutes before, but upon leaving the Cedar Falls school he picked out Algona as the likely spot for a new state school, and began his work in that year. In two successive legislatures be project was defeated, and then hav- ng what seemed to be a desirable offer in connection with Sioux City's Morningside college, he moved west. Two years ago, upon the death of Prof. Dixson, be returned for a few months to fill the vacancy in the public schools. His acquaintance was widely extended among Algona people. All who knew him will join in a tribute to bis memory as now after months of wasting and agonizing disease he is at rest. Prof. Gilchrist was a strong man. He did not possess the tact and all-round knowledge of the world to use his strength advantageously. He hadfric- tion where it was unnecessary. Countless worries fretted him that be should have known how to throw off. But with all he was a strong man, and one who has left his mark on theeducation- work of Iowa. He never lost interest in his Algona project, and from his bed of sickness anxiously awaiting the end he wrote a letter to THE UPPER DES MOINES urging Algona to stand by tbe normal school. Prof. Gilcbrist was born in Alleghany City, P~a7, May 20,1831. His parents were Scotch. His boyhood was spent on a farm, until at 18 he entered Mahoning institute at Poland, Ohio. Here he maintained himself by work through a few years' course of study, entering Antioch college in 1855. In 1858 he was married to Miss Harriet Cramer, an older sister of Miss Tillie Cramer, forso many years Algona's successful primary teacher. In 1860 he became principal of California seminary, Washington county, Pa., and in 18(55 he originated the plan of changing it to a state normal school. In 1870 he became principal of the West Virginia normal school. In 1872 he was in Iowa, principal of the Mason City high school, building the big stone school house that for years was a land-mark in this part of the state. In 1876, largely from his efforts, the state normal school at Cedar Falls was established, and he was chosen its principal. Here he remained 10 years. He was a life member of the national educational association, received the honorary master's degree from Allegheny college, was ordained in deacon's orders in the Methodist church. He was the father of ten children, ten of whom with Mrs. Gilchrist survive. The two youngest, Misses Maud and Nortna, have many friends in Algona. In late years tbe professor has lived on his farm near Laurens with his sons, writing some for school book houses and for the periodicals. His life to the close was one of activity. He was a laborer in tbe vineyard, a laborer for the higher things of life. May he rest in peace. A. Brief Sketch of Mr. Jones' Career. Mr. J. R. Jones was born in Toronto, Ontario. He spent his early life between working on the farm, assisting in running his father's taill and store, and attending school. He left home just before the war and located in Dubuque. Iowa, where he worked in a store and attended the Dubnque high school. He was subsequently employed by tbe Iowa Central railroad and sent to Waterloo, Iowa, where he sold the firet railroad ticket ever sold in that now thrifty city. He later had charge of the station at Jessup, where he bought grain, sold lumber, coal, etc. He came to Algona late in the fall of 1870, where he engaged in the sale of farm machinery. He passed through the grasshopper tcourge which caused him to lose heavily and entailed a debt which took years to remove, and which caused eyei-y other implement dealer in northwestern Iowa to suspend, who were engaged in business at that time. He has served on the school board, the city council, and was twice elected mayor without opposition. He has a wife and two children, Miss Jessamine, teacher in art in the public schools, a graduate of the state university, and Wilfrid, the succsssful man ager of the Wigwam. two judges and one receive and count the rotes. A committee was then appointed consisting of Thos. F. Cooke, Harvey Ingham and Milton Starr to report as to the details of proposed primary. There Buffalo Bones Exhumed. Corwith Hustler: In breaking up a peat bed on the northwest quarter of section 33, Boone township, owned by L. J. Barber, some 30 skeletons of buffaloes and some of elk were unearthed by Sam Beisell, within • an area of 20 acres. These skeletons were about six inches below tbe surface and are in a fair state of preservation. It appears Judge Klniie'a Famous I^etter. Following is the letter Judge Kinne wrote just prior to his nomination by the silverite combine at Des Moines in June. DEsMoiKES, Iowa, June 14, 1897.—My Dear Sir: I have your favor of the 11 ta inst., and in reply say: As the office of the supreme judge is in no sense a partisan or political one, and as the incumbent of the place has no more power to in any way bring about or retard the free conage of silver than the supposed man in tbe moon, and as the sole question should be, is the man qualified for the judgeship? I am unable to see what difference it makes as to my views on tbe silver question. However, 1 have nothing to conceal. I believe in keeping silver and gold at a substantial parity and in the coinage of silver at any ratio which will not result in depreciating the purchasing power of silver. In other words, I favor the free coinage of silver at any ratio consistent with the idea of maintaining it at a substantial parity with gold. I supported the democratic ticket- regular Bryan ticket—last fall sad think that I am as good a democrat as anyone, though I am not in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, or at any other arbitrary ratio, regardless of the effect on the purchasing power of silver. Of course, if I must say I am in favor 01 the Chicago platform in order to be nominated for judge, I will not be nominated. I would not, for the sake of attaining that or any other office, say that I favored that which I do not. You and the multitude of other friends would have little respect for me and still less confidence in me if you thought I believed in one thing and was pretending to favor another which you knew I did not believe in. My position, I supposed was well understood, as I have always expressed my views openly and concealed nothing. I have asked no man to support me for a re-nomination for the judgeship.. I feel that if my record upon the bench aoes not warrant such an honor it would be useless for me to attempt to attain it. I concede that others may differ from me and be as good democrats as I am and I insist upon the same consideration for my own opinions. I certainly appreciate all my many friends have done for me in the past, and whatever they may do in the future I think they will respect me for standing by my convictions in an honorable way, and I am sure I shall not endeavor to deceive anyone in order to secure a nomination for the judgeship. , Thanking you for your kind letter ana hoping for the success of ouv Party, ! am sincerely yours, L. G. that the animals had become mired in this bed and the bones have laid there and become covered by the formation of new peat. The bones of the legs were found in an upright position and are about two feet under the surface. They would indicate animals of large growth, as the bones of a cow are small when compared to those of a buffalo. DON'T buy fall bats and millinery until you have seen ours. They are tbe latest, MATSON & Something to Figure On. Here is a problem for tbe school ma'ams: A Kentucky farmer and his wife owned a pig and they wanted to weigh it. The man weighed 135 and tbe woman 100 pounds. They put* board across the fence so that when they sat down upon the ends it exactly balanced. Then they exchanged places, his wife taking tbe pig in ber lap, JW9« balancing the board again. Wbat W86 tbe weigbt of tbe hog? A._ it. . i.. <~=- .

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