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THE DIB MOtNES: ALGONA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 8, 1897. TBtBtf -FIBS* 1TEAK. JB1f INGHAM 4 -WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. On« copy, one yea* ll.so One copy, six months '° Oneoopv, three months.. 40 Sent to say address at above rates. Remit bydraft, money order, or express order at oar flak. R*t«a of advertising sent on application. GIVE IT A TRIAL. 16 the current LuVerne News Geo. W. Banna, township chairman, appends to bis caucus call the following original comment: "At the last republican county convention the Purifiers offered a resolution that s bobtail primary system be adopted in Kossnth county. The convention said that instructions to delegates should be left out, and that the bobtail should not apply to the coming convention. Joe Wadiworth says you are another, and that you shall swallow the whole business this time and in addition be • will make out your tickets. "Wherefore this sudden reform I cannot say. It may be done to insure the niggers of Kos • snth county the right to vote." It might be that they think by another year that this bobtail will develop into a full fledped rat tail, ewe necked, polleviled. primary system, such as they use to nominate thieves •with in Humboldt county. Then you fellows from the rural districts can sit on the fence and watch the procession go by. They will show you how they do it. Joe is great, but the republican convention is greater and the LuVerne caucus of the Itth well informed men on Iowa affaire in | the state. His letter is a fit commentary on the Courier's Jgnornntly made misstatement that "the republican party has plunged the state in debt nearly a million of dollars and at the same time raised the etate levj nearly twice what it was under Gov. Boies, for all of which the state has nothing to show." Mr. Richards says: " At the c! ose of the fiscal year, June 90, 1897, this 'state debt' amounted to H10.000 in round numbers — that is to say there were warrants to that amouut outstanding at that date. It is not my purpose to give in detail the cause which might be assigned for this condition of affairs, but there are Some figures which might be quoted which will show conclusively bow it came about. During the biennial period ending June 30. 1S93, which was entirely during the administration of Governor Boies, thedis bursements for expenses of state government and the maintainance of the state Institutions amounted to $3,731,219.27, This sum it might be well to say exceeded the expenses of any other previous biennial period and was reduced during the next period under Governor Jackson $156,840.88. "Comparing the expenses of the Boies period with the two years ending June 30, 1897, it is found that the cost of the support and current expenses of the colleue for the blind, the institution for feeble minded, the three insane asylums, the Industrial school, the soldiers' and orphans' home and the penitentiary at Anamosa exceeded during the past two years the amount thus expended during the two years ending June 30, 1S93, in the sum of $365,085.68. And this, too, in spite of the fact that the per capita of the support fund remained the same in all the institutions except the asylum at riously if a single delegation in the contention Was controlled, bossed or manipulated. It knows to a certainty that some of the Jones delegations were not, and has to go no farther than Fenton for an example. Repeated observation has led us to the conclusion that alleged " bossism" Is usually a wise deference to and encouragement of a prevailing sentiment. Bosses are bosses just as long as they go the way the people want to go, and the " machine" is always the side that wins. Mr. Jones was as fairly nominated as any candidate has been in Kossuth county, and it will be a great pity if past political differences, whether of 1889 or 1897 are to be revived to prejudice him in an election where his success is not the main thing to be considered, but where the reputa- tation of the republican party of Kossuth out over the state is at stake. will meet this time as announced in this call. You can hold it open two hours or two weeks, as you see fit. Yon can vote by ballot, by acclamation, divide the house, flip coppers, pull matches, or select six delegates in any way you see fit. The caucus is strictly yours this time any way, and if it is not in the future there will be something rotten in Denmark." There was undoubtedly some misunderstanding in the convention as to the time when the primary elections resolution should go into effect, but the chairman of the convention ruled that it applied to the coming county convention, and the wording of the resolution itself bears out this interpretation, as a reading of it plainly shows. It is as follows: Resolved, That after the next call for the county convention the different townships and wards each hold a primary election, the poll to be held open for two hours, both candidates and delegates to be voted for, and that two judges and one clerk be selected to receive and count the votes. Mr. Wadsworth should not be held responsible for assuming any undue authority in the matter. The convention left in the resolution for primaries the declaration that a vote should be taken on candidates. This could be for no other purpose than to govern the action of delegates. It was originally planned to put in the rules for the primaries that the vote should be considered as a "recommendation," but Mr. Wadsworth changed this to "instruction," because that is the word ordinarily used in this connection. The essential element of the primary election of any kind is getting an expression from the voters of their choice of candidates. Whether this be called an "instruction" or a "wish" or a " recommendation," or what not, is unimportant. No delegation ought to feel free to deliberately repudiate the expressed will of its precinct, nor in all probability would it so feel. As to the effect of full fledged primaries in Humboldt county the Republican expresses an opinion in the current issue. It says: . After studying tho political history of the county, we are forced to favor the primaries. Many things combine to form this decision. Since the primary system has been adopted not a democratic officer has been elected to the court house. Previously, the county was seldom free of democratic or independent officers. Is not this an improvement? It shows which system gives the best general results and keeps the boys in line. Also, since the adoption of the pri- mai'ies the party vote has constantly increased. What more convincing proof of the satisfactory working of a system could be demanded? Uut they say we have defaulters under the primaries. We have had more defaulters before we adopted the primaries than since. Bad men ran worm into office as handily under one system as the other. The voters in general ure better satisfied with the result of the primaries • tlian of tho convention. It will bo very unfortunate if any feeliug is aroused oyer tho adoption of the li bob tailed" primary election plan in connection with tho coming convention. Wo see no reason why there should be. It is unfair to nobody, gives everyone an opportunity to test its merit, has worked successfully in Polk county, and is confessedly a temporary experiment to be rejected or adopted by the convention. 10very precinct which yiviis it a fuiv trial will be bettor prepared to decide whether to continue it for the future or not, and no precinct which gives a fair trial will loso any of its rights, privileges or purquisities in the convention. Clarinda, in which it was reduced one dollar per month. In other words the cost of maintaining the unfortunates of the state of Iowa in her penal and eleemosynary institutions has increased more than $365,000 for the two years just closed, over the two years ending in 1S93. This increase is by reason of the increased number of inmates in these institutions and is something that cannot be avoided. As compai'ed with the expenses of the same institutions for the two years ending June 20, 1895, the increase for support and current expenses the past two years is $216,972.81. This accounts for a large proportion of the so called ' state debt' and even the most astute of popocratic financiers could scarcely have prevented it, the revenues of the state remaining about the same in the two periods, for there has been little change in the amount of money which yearly comes into tho coffers of the state. "In addition to these figures there are some other items to be considered. The past year has been several large expenditures which could not be foretold, but which in the aggregate reached almost the amount of tho present deficit. The last general assembly passed a law providing for the payment of the current expenses of the hospitals for the insane quarterly in advance. This was in the line of sound business methods, for it enabled the managers of those institutions to pay in advance for the supplies necessary and thus be able to take advantage of discounts. " Superintendent Oilman of the hospital at Mt. Pleasant says that as a result of the operation of this law he is able to save to the state fully $10,000 biennally. However, this change in the method of paying these expenses has taken out of the state treasury at this time £104,000. Of course the amount would have been called for under the former plan of payment, but only from time to time as bills became due. Then, too, there was the expenditure necessary by the destruction of the institution for the feeble minded by lightning, which amounted to §124,000. The extra session of the Twenty-sixth general assembly for the purpose of code revision cost in round numbers $107,000. None of these expenses could be foreseen and consequently were not provided for, and yet they amountto $5305,000, only ?15,000 less than the total amount of the ' state debt.' Had it not been necessary to incur these expenses, and had the cost of supporting the unfortunates of the state remained the same as under Boies, instead of there being any state warrants outstanding at this time there would ho a surplus of 5:350,000 in the state treasury. ONE of the most timely publications is Geo. E. Roberts' " Money, Wagesi and Prices." It is just out and is the best summing up of the whole money discussion that has been issued. It is especially clear on the relation of standard and credit money to prices, and on the reasons for fluctuations in prices, notably of wheat and other farm staples. We do not know what arrangements have been made for putting this pamphlet in circulation, but presume that it can be had by dropping a card to H. G. McMillen at Des Moines, chairman of the republican state central committee. Every farmer and farmer's boy should read this littlo book, which is written so clearly and simply that no one can fail to understand, and which presents a wonderful fund of information about things everybody should know about. ed for probate, and notice was given by Lewis H. Smith, county judge. This will waa the occasion of much dispute, as Edward left only SI to his brother. -f- •*• -*From 1865 Kossuth had grown 127 per cent. More than doubled in two years. It had gained faster than any other county in the state. •*-•*-•*Sam'l Reed cut the price of threshing to four and three cents. He said he should expect cash from all who could pay cash, and would take trade from all who couldn't. •*--»--*Jo. Skipsey attempted to commit suicide, being "love cracked." His face was badly burned. -f- •+• -f- The piles had all been driven for the water mill. -s- -f- -t- THE UPPER DES MOINES published the Emmet county delinquent tax list. Emmet had no paper. -4- -J- -4- Father Taylor had several communications on "Northwestern College," which was soon to open with Miss Lucy A. Leonard as instructor. BEWEE WILLPBOBABLY 00. POLITIOAL NOTES. Sac Sun: Six months of McKinley and still no new issue of bonds is needed. Geo. Hackman says he is going to Tb* City Has a committee -with Authority to Act—Contracts to Be Let at the SText Meetlnjf. The city council has appointed a committee, with authority to accept the north side sewer when the right-of-way for the extension is granted. The Call estate and Jones & Stacy own the land and will doubtless grant the right-of- way. The proposition is that of J. A. Hamilton, the city gets both sewers for nothing, W. K. Ferguson and J. M. Cowan reserving taps for the property they now own, and eight taps additional on the east sewer, to pay for it. Mr. Hamilton guarantees taps to the amount of $300 to the city the first year, besides the water rentals. THE ROUTINE REPORT. Algona, Sept. 3.—City' council met pursuant to adjournment, at the city hall. Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present, White, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers, absent, Dingley. Moved and seconded that the following approved bill be allowed and a warrant drawn on the treasurer for same; W. H. Horan, for ditch diggers, $29.25. Ayes, White, Vesper. McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Bayers; noes, none; carried. A proposition by J. A. Hamilton in behalf of the Algona Sewer Co. was read. Resolved, that a committee, consisting of F. H. Vesper, M. B. Chapin, E. E. Sayers, be appointed with power with an account of present conditions and prospects in Alaska, also a dispassionate view of the question of emigration to the new gold fields, is the trninp card in the September Midland Monthly of Dfts Moines This valuable article is strengthened bv large and lifelike portraits of Healy Co dfthy, the Weares, and Mr. and Mrs. Ga Ke also by a dozen vivid engravings from Alaska photos loaned exclusively to the Midland by P. B. Weare, the well-known pioneer investor in Alaska, altogether making the first complete presentation of the subject that has yet been made in any one periodical. This timely paper somewhat overshadows a large amount of other matter of more than usual interest in the September Midland. LON CHAPIN has sold his interest in the Rock Rapids Re view. The Review under his management has been one of Iowa's ideal weeklies. He is an editor par excellence. Aiyi, INDUK SEASON. The Courier calls up the matter of state finances again and aiiys: " By the way had not tho U. L). M. bettor give us that promised explanation about Hie etate doWf" THE UPPER DES MOINES wrote to State Treasurer Harriott some days ago for the statistics, and was informed that the biennial report of the treasurer would be ready to be issued very soon, and that a copy would be sent at the earliest opportunity. It will contain all the information the Courier calls for and will correct all the errors the Courier has fallen into. In the meantime no better statement Of some of the facts has been made than appears in a recent letter written by Julteo W. Richards, Iowa correspondent of the Chicago Tribune. Mr. Richards has reported every session of the legislature fora <ten yeare, and is accurate «MI<J MR. .TONICS' NOMINATION. Geo. E. Boyle of Whittemore malcos tho following contribution to local political history: At the republican convention held in Algona Aug. 18, one of the moving- spirits of that meeting was A. D. Clarke. Ho aspires to be a political boss. By manipulation and ways that are best known to himself, ho succeeded in that convention to have his candidate nominated for tho legislature. Had this not been done we suppose that he would have resorted to his old rule or ruin tactics, as he did in 18SO, when the republicans of the county fulled to renominato him for the legislature. He went out of that convention and set up a grout hue and cry of ring rule. Ho joined hands with the democrats and peddled anti-hog tickets and succeeded iu defeating Oeo. W. Hanna und put a democrat hi tho state house. Thereby losing to Algona all hope of getting' their normal school endowment. Again lust spring- when ho failed of the republican nomination for mayor of Algoim ho had to resort to his old game of rule or ruin and again joined hands with the democrats, and assisted in tho defeat of a good republican for the oftit'O. On that November night in 1SS9 when the news was received in Algona that the republican party had gone down in defeat, that Cleo. W. I-lmina wis beaten, this same A. IX Clarke danced a jis on the table in the city clerk's office, celobrutiiiK the Waterloo of his party. And this is tho man who assumes to name the candidates and dictate the policy of tho republican party of Kossuth county. How do you like the picture, republicans? I suppose wo must bow our heads in shumo for such conduct and submit or have the odious name of be- inj,' bolters. 1 cannot speak for anyone but mybclf and will just remark that 1 want to bo.a good republican. Uut the time is near when, if I have to go alpno, ! shall refuse to follow the lend and dictation of nay such U'uitov to the republican party. THE UPPIOH DES MOINKS has nothing to say concerning tho personal or political relations of Mr. Boyle and Mr. Clarke, but as a faithful chronicler of events it must protest against tho statement that Mr. Clarko was ''boss" of the convention that nominated Mr. Jones, and tlftit Mr. Jones was nominal" ed by " manipulations and ways that aro best known to him," or to anybody else. Mr. Clarke, so far as wo observed, worked intelligently, good ua- turedly, and effectively for Mr. Jones. In fact wo doubt if any maninKossuth's political history ever did more to help another man to win. But Mr. Clarke did not " control" the convention, nor "control" delegation, after delegation that was needed for MT. Jones' success. It was in the power Q< anyone of a half dozen delegations we pan name to have nominated Mr. Maynej and the mere fact that on one or tUp crt)w of the two test ballots Mr. Jones had the votes ol LuVerne, SweaCity, Wesley, Burt, Germania, Ledyard, Irvipgton, und part of Whittemore is conclusive on the point NEWS AND COMMENT. Sam Clark says the railway em- ployes ought to heed Christ's teachings, and when the companies take their coats give their cloaks also. As we recall it this was not Mr. Clark's attitude some years ago when Gov. Larrabee got after the companies. H. S. Kneedler's first number of tho Hoouc Republican shows that he has lost none of his get up as a newspaper man. Some secret history of the making of tho Temple amendment plank in tho republican platform is being written. When it is all out it will be found that the attitude of Geo. E. Roberts, and tho subsequent action of the Tenth district, was an important factor. The Emmetsburg- Democrat is still quoting London market prices to prove the enhanced purchasing power of money, when in fact all they show is tho cheapened cost of transportation. The Democrat is at least a year behind in tho debate. Elsewhere wo publish Editor Claroy's opinions of Arnold's Park as that resort has been conducted tho past season. Algona visitors Sunday report gambling and fast women, about equally conspicuous attractions. All northern Iowa is interested in keeping the lake resorts orderly and decent. Tho Dickinson county authorities ought to pay some attention to tlicse reports. Tho Courier says Mr. Jones is going to bo beaten. Why not come out then for some good, live democrat for the legislature? Tho Courier is tho only alleged democratic paper in Iowa that don't dare say it favors sending a democrat to the legislature. have his full share of delegates in the coming convention. Northwest Kossuth wants a supervisor and ought to have one: " Ole Olson or bust are the sentiments of the Herald and northwest Kossuth county." Hon. A. B. Cummins was in Waterloo on business and said to a reporter of the Courier that he thought Iowa would elect Shaw by 75,000 100,000 majority. Senator Funk: The best feature of the primary system is the opportunity afforded the voter to express himself directly for the man he wants to see nominated. Emmetsburg Reporter: The Kossuth county republicans have adopted the primary system, and it will go into effect next year. Every county surrounding Palo Alto now has the primary system, and where tried it seems to give satisfaction. The Swea City Herald wants Thos. Sherman kept in view for thelegislature. It asks: " How about Tom Sherman? A good man if he lived in Algona." He is a good man, wherever he lives, and would make a good legislator. But no straight-out democrat need apply. Clay county has used the primary election system several times. The News says of it: The primary system affords am pie time to eyory one to go to the polls and express bis choice for candidates in a quiet, orderly way with none to dictate or interfere, and have his vote count for what it is worth—no more, no less. LuVerne News: B. F. Reed is again a candidate for his present position. Owing to the institute and his work since then he has not had time to get away from his office. Ben has made a good officer and we believe tho majority of the people in this end of tho county would like to see him continue with the good work. . . to act and accept the proposition of J. A. Hamilton dated Sep. 3, 1897, on behalf of the Algona Sewer Co., providing the owners of the land which said sewer will pass through in extending same to Des Moines river grant to the city of Algona in writing the privilege of extending said sewer through their said land and written permission to go upon said land in the future for the purposes of examining, repairing and relaying said sewer, and provided that said privilege be granted on or before Sept. 10, 1897. Moved and seconded that the resolution as read be adopted. Ayes, White, Vesper, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers; noes, none; carried. Moved and seconded that the marshal be instructed to notify the owners of lot 8 in block 223, Algona, Iowa, to rebuild a temporary wooden sidewalk not less than four feet in width along said lot on or before the 20th of September, 1897; carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn; carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk, SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. The Garfiela township creamery has an eye to business. The Emmetsburg Tribune says: Yesterday, in the recorder's office, was filed a mortgage on 40 acres of land given by Wm. Smith and wife of Chicago to the Garfield creamery company of Kossuth county as security for faithful returns and prompt payment for all butter consigned by said creamery to Wm. Smith & Son, commission merchants. Chicago. The creamery is not bound by the agreement to send its product to this firm exclusively. This is a sound principle of business on the part of the creamery and one worthy of imitation. This land is valued at §1,000, enough to cover any one shipment made by a western factory. Dolliver Did Not Interfere. Carroll Herald: The Odebolt Chronicle is wrong claiming that Congressman Dolliver bulldozed delegates from the Tenth district into Support of L. M. Shaw for governor. The situation in Carroll was not unlike that In a number of other counties in this district. In the absence of a home candidate republicans would have supported Senator Funk. But when Shaw-was announced they considered the conditions had so changed as to justify the transfer of their allegiance to him; indeed they regarded it the only proper course to pursue. We believe we know something about the situation in this county—quite sure in fact. And we know that Congressman Dolliver kept his hands off. He did not write a single letter to influence the political action of a single republican in this county. We are also acquainted with Mr. Dolliver's course atCedar Rapids during the convention and before it. He attempted to "bulldoze" nobody, and at no time tried to use his position to try to influence delegates. As to Webster county they took the only proper course open to them when they stood by Shaw to the end. In the absence of a'home candidate Senator Funk would have had practically the solid Tenth district. But with Shaw in the race it needed no "bulldozing" from Congressman Dolliver or anybody else to bring such counties as Carroll, Greene, Boone and Webster solidly into line. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. JUST 30 YEAES AGO. Thu senatorial convention of the 45th district was hold at Dakota, Aug. 28. J. E. Bhickford of Kossuth was chairman. J. II . Wurrou represented Palo Alto county, and A. D. Chirko had proxies for ono vote in Worth, two in Hancock and two in Winncbago. J. E. J31ackford, W. H. Ingham, and Ambrose A. Call wcro t.ho Kossuth delegates. On tho first ballot the vote stood: Theo. Hawlcy of Fort Dodjro 15 votes, Asa C. Call of Koseiilh 15 votes, Howard Graves of Emmet six votes, J. C. Cusoy of Humboldtono vote. There wore 1(1 ballots taken, Hawloy getting 10 voles on the last. The district at that time comprised Buena Vista, Calhoun, Clay, Emrnot, Hancock, Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, Winnebngo, Worth and Wright counties. The resolutions adopted occupy a column, nearly all devoted to a vigorous denunciation of Andrew Johnson. Even in those days Webster county had a tasto for the offices. Editor Wurron says: Wo trust that the 15 votes which Judge Call received on tho first formal ballot and the 12 or 15 cast for him through a series of ten ballot- ings may serve as a hint to our Webster county friends that hereafter wo shall claim our right to bo represented in this portion of the district. Had the friends of Judge Cull commenced the canvass ten days earlier we are almost certain that the nomination of our candidate would have been made on the first formal ballot. Judge Call was not in favor of having bis name go before the convention at all and only consented to dp go at the urgent request of the people <of his own and several adjoining counties. M,pll IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. The Burt Monitor says the Algona mill company is a good thing. Garner has a company organized to put in gasoline lighting plants. Lawyer Pungburn is building a new home at Buffalo Center, 30 by 32 feet. John Bengston gets 900 bushels of wheat from 60 acres, up in Harrison township. Humboldt Independent: Eugene Tel- Her of Algona has been in town some days the past week. Mrs. Rev. Kennedy, wife of Algona's former pastor, is in poor health. She has boon at Colfax Springs recuperating. Armstrong Journal: Miss Nettie Edmunds of Algona visited at the home of Bert Johnson, west of town, the first of the week. Esthervillo has paid the judgment of £500 against it, in favor of Miss Liscomb for damages sustained in a defective sidewalk. With the costs added it amounts to about $800, Emmotsburg Tribune: Lafe Ashton, wife and sister of Algona, arrived Tuesday evening for ;v visit with old friends hero. He is track foreman for the St. Paul railway at that point. Tho Bnrt Monitor thinks the Northwestern hotel ought to ho moved back out of the street in Algona. "The general public, we are sure, would not fancy the idea of running around it." Wm. E. ShnolTcr of Burt has applied for a pulent on a break-pin clevis, and is likely to yet it inasmuch us his patent attorney has sent him a medal in honor of his genius, says tho Monitor. Spencer News: Mr, and Mrs. C. M. Cady of Algona, parents of F. A. duly of the Commercial hotel, arrived in Spencer yesterday evening' and will spend a month or two visiting their son. Emmetsburg Reporter: L. PI. Smith of Algoiui was an Emmetsburg visitor Tuesday morning' on his way home from Esthorville. He has recently returned homo from Tacoma, and says that everybody on tho coast had tho Kloudyko fevor. BALLOTS WILL SOON BE OUT. County Chairman WaclswortU HUB the Names of Candidates and AV111 Have Uullotu Distributed at Once. J. W. Wadsworth returned yesterday from the national farmers' congress meeting, and has gone to Des Moines for the state fair. He has arranged for the tickets for the primary election, and they will be sent to the township oommitteemen as soon as printed. All of the known candidates have sent in their names, and some who were not known to be candidates, and every primary that has yet been called, except in LuVerne has been in accordance with the new rules. There seems to bean evident wish to give it a fair There was a disastrous wreck on the Milwaukee road Sunday morning about 2:30 o'clock, west of Mason City near the Fort Dodge crossing. Freight train 70 going east broke in two as it went down the hill, without any of the crew being aware of it, and when the engineer slowed up for tho Fort Dodge crossing-, tho rear end struck the forward section with great force. Ten curs loaded with grain were thrown from the track and four of them badly wrecked. Tho Spirit Lake excursion train due to leave Mason City at 7 o'clock was unable to pull out till about half past nine, on account of the wreckage and tho condition of the track, Bush in the Garner Signal gets off tho following- yarn at tho expense ot the Way brothers: Tom and Stitz Way were delegates to the Cedar Rapids convention and thereby hangs a little tale or joke on tho boys. On Tuesday while the different headquarturs were crowded with friends of the several candidates Tom and Slitz wandered into the quarters of a bluff old hero of a hundred political battles, and a candidate for governor. To prevent their becoming-separated tho boys went hand in hand, and were presented to the would- be governor. The latter eyed them over and noted their innocent and singularly youthful appearance,spoke very pntroni/.intrl.y to them and patting Stil'z on the head in a fatherly manner said: "How'de, boys! Glad to sea you! I suppose this is your first convention. Be i-:irefill you don't get lost." The bystanders smiled a large smolo. Tom blushed find muttered something about it being- warm, backed out and swore a bi«- oath that he'd bo blankety blanked if he'd .in) round with Stit/, any more. It is hardly necessary to add that the 1)1 u IT old hero, nt.e., didn't get much support from the boy's tho next day in the con volition. THE MOUTH'S MAGAZINES. There is more than a spice of adventure about the September Century. "What Stopped the Ship," by II. Phelps Whitmarsh, is a story setting forth a mid-ocean mystery. A tale of peril in Alaska, called ''An Adventure With u Dog and aGhieier," is by John Muir, whoso timely paper on "The, Alaska Trip," was printed in the August Century. Tho beginning of the school year is signalized by the appearance of _8epteinber St. Nicholas. The frontispiece is a reproduction of 'the painting by Geoll'roy, " A Village School in Brittany." Virginia Cabell Gardner contributes a story of Old England, entitled " A Girl of Winchester," telling how a littlo lass was chosen to recite an epi- tluilamiuin before Queen Mary, on the occasion of the latter's marriage to Phillip of Spain. -r- -i- -T- The September Scribuor's has a number of outing articles suited to the dog days. William Henry Bishop describes picturesquely the fauwus watering-place iu northern Spain, San Sebastian, selected several years ago as the summer home of the Queen Regent of Spain and the boy king. The fashion and gaiety of the place lead him to callit, "The Spanish Newport." Marcuet- ti, the famous artist, visited San Sebastian about the same time as the author, and made the brilliant illustrations that have been wood-epgraved by French engravers. "The Yukon GoldT?ieTas'>-the etovypf -,.. _,.-. < their development by Ameripaa enterprise,' gaeh. day, To the republican electors of Kossuth county. There will be a delegate convention of the republicans of Kossuth county held at the court house In Algona, Iowa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 1897, at 11 o'clock a. m., lor the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for the office of treasurer, a candidate for the office of sheriff, a candidate for the office of superintendent of of schools, a candidate for the office of surveyor, one candidate for the office of coroner, and two candidates for supervisors. The representation to which the several precincts will be entitled under this call will be as follows: Precinct. Com. No. Del. Algona—First ward. .E. Tellier 6 Second ward. W. P. Jones 0 Third ward C. W. Sarchett 4 Fourth ward F. D. Calkins 0 Burt H. B. Hallock 8 Buffalo August Shrader 4 Cresco C. Rickard 5 Eagle John Lindblom 2 Fenton M. "Welsbrod 3 Greenwood C. J. Lenander 8 German Ralph Patterson 3 Gei-mania P. H. Spangler 5 Grant Peter Gettman !i Garfteld G. S. Wright 3 Harrison W. R. Feet 0 Hebron W. A. Smith 4 Irvington Z. C. Andruss 5 LuVerne Geo. W. Hanna G Lotts Creek A. H. Bixby 3 Ledyard W. A. Wright 5 Lincoln Jas. Warburton 4 Portland Timothy Fox 5 Plum Creek R. M. Gardner 4 Prairie .' John Longbottom... 2 Rlverdale J. R. Fraser 3 Ramsay Phil. Winters 3 Seneca Henry Warner 4 Swea..: C. A. Erlckson 4 Sherman W. E. Starks 4 Springfield .C. C. Hall 3 Union T. J. Julian 4 Wesley S. X. Way 0 Whittemore N. L. Cotton 7 Total number of delegates 151 It is especially recommended by a large majority of the township committeemen that all the primaries be held on the same clay. The several township committeemen will therefore call their primaries on Friday, Sept, 17, 1807, between the hours of 1 p.'m. and 8 p. m., holding the polls open for two hours, stating in their calls tho hours of opening and closing. J. W. WADSWORTH, Chairman. THE TOWNSHIP PRIMARIES. Primary elections will be held as follows for the selection of delegates to the county convention, unless otherwise stated: Algona—First ward—At Coouan building, Friday, Sept. 17, 0 to 8 p. in. E. Tellier, Com. Second ward—At the Wigwam, Friday, Sept. 17, (i to 8 p. m. Wilfrid P. Jones, Com. Fourth ward—At the sheriff's office, Friday, Sept. 17. (J to 8 p. m. F. D. Calkins, Com. Buffalo—At the Center school house, Friday, Sept. 17, 1 to 3 p. in. August Schrader, Coin. Irvington—At Lloyd school house, Friday, Sept. 17, 2 to 4 p. m., (to include township nominations). Z. C. Andruss, Com. Plum Creek—At the Rice school house, Friday, Sept. 17, I to 3 p. in., (to -include township nominations). R. M, Gardner, Com. Sherman—At the Center school house, Friday, Sept. 17. 3 to 5 p. in. W. B. Starlis, Com. Union—At the Herman school house, Friday, Sept. 17, 0:30 to 8:30 p.m.. (to include township nominations). T. J. Julian, Com. Fenton—At the postoillco, Friday, Sept. 17, 7 to 0 p. in. M. Weisbrod, Com. Candidates' Cards. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination for tho office of county superintendent, subject to the action of the republican county convention. 1 hereby announce myself as a candidate for the ollice of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican convention. Fit AN ic J. KKHNAS. J" hereby announce myself as a candidate for sheriff subject to tho action of the republican county convention'. . E. P. KEITH. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination of sheriff subject to the action of the republican county convention. Quo. F. HACIOIAN. 1 hereby announce myself a candidate for the position of county .superintendent, .subject to tin action of the republican convention. N. H. CuxNOH. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the ol' Ice of county .surveyor, subject to the action o.' the republican county convention. GEO. S. FOSTER. '.'.'Uri Public School Teachers. School opens with tin enrollment of 5U2, of which 155 aro in tho 3rd ward building and 407 in the central building. Beginning' with room one in the central building tho teachers are; Miss • Tillio Cramer, Miss Clara M. Mclntyre, Miss Olive Salisbury, Miss Randall, Miss Birdie Hotolling, Miss Tena Wallace, Miss Nettie Durant, Miss May Hotelling, Mrs. M. L. Horton, Miss Mattie Coate, assistant, Miss Lida J. Colton. In tho 3rd ward the teachers are: Miss Harriet Stephens, Miss Grace Wundt, Miss Carrie Sohichtl, Miss Imogene Gustison, Mrs. Hortense Camp Leo is supervisor of music and Miss Jessamine Jones of drawing. Miss Gustison and Miss Wundt are from Burlington. Miss Colton comes from Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Lee and Mr. Spencer, from Denison. The pupils have not been as prompt in enrolling as they should have been, attendance is rapidly increasing

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