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Algona, Iowa
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MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNES1)AV, OOTOBgE 6, Igjff. *S1R*T FlftST TJEAft. BY imSHAM A WARREN. T«J-rri6 to Subscribers. One copy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, of express order at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. THE DEMOCRATS. The democrats and the combination of populists and free silver republicans nominated J. M. Farley of Whit- tetnore for representative in their convention last week. Mr. Farley is a notable example of a good man gone wrong. Always a republican, and always an ardent supporter of republican principles, the free-silver wave of last year took him oil his feet, and he espoused the cause which this county sat down upon last fall by a thousand majority. There is no other reason why his nomination was possible except his pronounced views on this question, and republicans will have ex perienced a decided change of heart this year if there is a ghost of a show for his election. The convention gave the nomination for treasurer to L. C. Smith. Tho or gan says the nomination came unsought but this is disputed by equally good authority. There is nothing to be said against Mr. Smith as a citizen. His record is clean. He was county recorder for two years, back at a time when the Courier was able to fool the people more easily than it can now, and he performed the duties of the office to the satisfaction of all. That term of office created a desire for more, and we cannot blame him for feeling that the treasurer's salary would bo a good thing to have laying around handy. But the trouble just now is that Col. Spencer's personal popularity, added to the fact of his exceptionally good service in the office will stand in the way of Mr. Smith's success. S. P. Christenson ran against Sheriff Samson two years ago, and the latter's majority was in the neighborhood of 400. Last year's republican majority in this county climbed up to 1,000, and while it is not to be expected that in an off year as large a vote will be polled as at a presidential election, yet there can be no doubt of a largely increased republican vote in this county over former years, and Mr. Christensen, though a good man, will have this to contend against. C. A. Oleson and Ed. Kunz were se lected for supervisors, and there is reason to believe they would serve the county well if they ever have the opportunity—a contingency so remote from present appearances as to bo hardly worthy of consideration. Altogether tho ticket presents none of the elements of particular strength. To say that the nominees are good men argues little for a minority party. No party dares to nominate other than good men these days. The republican nominees are all exceptionally good men, and, other things being equal, nc reasons exist, except those manufactured for the occasion, why the combination ticket should poll more than tho normal opposition to the republican party. ' TIIK SAME OLD TRICK. For want of better material to work upon the Courier is devoting its energies these days to berating the republicans for nominating a ticket said to be all from Algona, as if all men are bad or unfit for office if perchance they happen to tie residents of this city, It is the same old game which that paper has resorted to in times past and is in line with its usual methods. We do not believe republicans will be deceived by it. They have heard this sort of rot before and they know there is nothing in it more than an effort to create dtssention ia the republican ranks and possibly overthrow their majority. In other words, it is the offices the democrats are after, and the Courier is resorting to mighty small methods to help secure them. WASTING RAAV MATERIAL. It is not easy to see how populists or free silver republicans can hope to gain Anything by "laying down" lo thedem- crats when it comes to placing men in nomination for office. It is notorously true that the democrats always play the other fellows for all there is in sight and then kindly permit them to sit on the fence and see the procession pass. It is true that in the present instance the democrats of this county have nominated Mr. Farley, as yet, go far as appears on the surface, only a free^silver republican. But does anyone suppose for a moment, that he will fee the recipient of democratic honors in the future unless he gets squarely on to their hand wagon? It would be a direct contradiction of their policy to eyen suppose such a thing. Democrats §re out for the offices. They will in- 4u(?e pppulists and free-silver republi- <?ans to crawl under their tent by any that seems most effective for the time being, chiefly for the purpose of 1 used at; election time. When it I over, what baye these minority parties secured? We imagine that if there ij any virtue in their cause theiv " • eouvee would, be to nominating fall tickets and voting thetfli rather than let the democrats scoop in all tfiere is worth having. Any other course simply leaves the alternative of retnainining out in the cold or becoming full-fledged democrats, and there is so little in common between the three parties as to make their action seem a good deal like a waste of raw material. ONE of the most valuable contributions to the literature of last campaign was Geo. E. Roberts' letter to the readers of THE UPPER DES MOINES on the character and usues of money. One of the most valuable contributions to the literature of the present campaign will be his two letters on tho causes of the rise and fall of prices of wheat, oats, and corn, the first of which appears elsewhere in this issue. Mr. Roberts' reputation in his chosen field is national, all who read his letters will readily understand why. He combines great clearness and simplicity of statement with the widest information, and the most accurate original research. THE democratic county convention made a vigorous effort to crowd the nomination for county superintendent upon Horace Mann, but it failed. Horace is too cute to be shelved with a nomination for u county office. Ho is after bigger game. THE Upper Des Moines Editorial association meets at Webster City tomorrow, and ample preparations have been made by the good people of that place for properly entertaining the visiting scribes. A program has been arranged which promises much that is of interest. POLITICAL NOTES. Spencer News: W. W. Cornwall returned Saturday from Des Moines, where be had been supervising code work. He reports the printing done and that the binders are now turning out about a hundred volumes per day. Burt Monitor: Pete Christensen, democratic candidate for sheriff, wns in Burl lasl Saturday. Two years ago he had Fred Paine picked out for deputy, should he bo elected, and he polled a big vote in Burt, We don't know what the program is this year. Palo Alto Reporter: All of the old county officers of Kossulh county were re-nominated at tho republican convention in Algona last Friday. They were all competent men, but all had served two terms, and Mr. Reed the superintendent of schools, has served four or five. Kpssuth counly republicans are not afraid of more than one term, only in the case of representalive to the legislature. Bro. Laidley of the Bancroft Regis ter must be held responsible for this one on Ihe deraocralic nominee: Mr. Fin-ley must learn to make a finer distinction between friends and foes if he expects to make much of a campaign. Seeing Dr. West, a life-long democrat, in the convention, he went up to him, shook hands and addressing him as "Mr. Jones" started a conversalion. He was soon put on the right track. Fort Dodge Messenger: Al Adams has run up the whole republican tickel in Ihe columns of his paper, tho Humboldt Independent. Al couldn't go tho Chicago platform lasl year and ho has no notion of " going it" this year, and he proposes to make it plain where ho stands. He will bo a straight-out republican so long as tho populistio issues are dominant in the democrat party. Al is good troops to have. Tho ropub' lican party can well afford to lose all it has lost, to gain all it has gained. Tho Palo Alto Reporter vouches for this: We have it from good authority that the enthusiastic silver men of Ruthven raised twenty-five dollars for a ten-minute speech from Bryan, while enroute from Algona to Sheldon. Instead of speaking ten minutes Bryan only said a few words, but pocketed the twenty-five dollars just the same. Tho boys felt that they paid pretty dear for what they got, butsome consoled themselves with the idea that "silence is golden," while others felt like the little boy who dropped his nickel into the Sunday school contribution box, and as he did so recited the scriptural texl: "A fool and his money are soon parted." Among tho latter was brother Bookman of the Appeal. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Tho wedding of C. B. Albright to Mrs. K. L. Maine is booked to take place in Plum Creek township Friday of this week. Clay county parties are shipping in sheep from South Dakota. Under the now wool tariff there will be a margin in wool growing, The Bancroft Register notes that Rey, G. F. Barsalou was given the Klemme appointment by the conference at Ida Grove last week, and left last evening for his new field of labors. Fire came very near doing big damage to the barns und outhouses of G. S. Wright of Gar field last week. One wagon was the total loss. The West Bend fire department put the fire out. West Bend Advance: G. S. Wright brought around the cigars on Wednesday and when questioned why, said: "I rejoice that the fire yesterday damaged TOO so little; however, you may if you wish, say that there is another boy nt our house." The Whittemore band boys gave a reception for their leader, F. E. Potter, one evening last week, and the Champion remarks: Mr. Potter deserves jreat credit from the people of Whitte- tnore for organizing and instructing the band so ably in the past year. Sheldon Mall: O. .0. Bates, who founded the Vindicator at Estherville 39 years ago, recently fell out of a second story window in Nebraska and woke both his wrists. Mr. Bates originated the word " blizzard" to designate the great storms of this it to Esthervllle and back yesterday. He made the trip up without getting out of the saddle, and rode 77 miles in three hours and 47 minutes. Had the wind not come up So strong he would have boon back before dinner. The distance there and back is 95 miles. Emmetsburg Tribune: Shooting on Medium lake has been quite a diversion the past week or two. Not one in 20 of the ducks shot are retrieved, owing to the condition of weeds—too thick to get a boat through them and almost impossible for a dog to work in, The lake, however, is literally alive with ducks. Monday night of Itist week the barn, corn cribs, and other outbuildings of A. W. Utter, who lives «, mile north of Emmetsburg, were destroyed by fire, the loss being estimated at $2,800, with insurance of $1,000. The fire is supposed to have been started by a tramp. Mr. Utter was formerly one of the editors of the Emmetsburg Reporter. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Alcorn of Seneca mourn the loss by drowning of their son, Wilbur Lloyd, two years of age. The Bancroft Register suys the little fellow had in some manner fallen into the largo water trough in the barnyard, and when found wns past resusitation. Many friends of the parents will extend their sympathy. R. M. Richmond, editor, banker, etc., is making extensive improvements at Swea City. The Herald says: The stone work for the addition to the bank building was completed Saturday, and the brick masons and carpenters began work Monday. The entire addition will bo as first planned, 22x60, 40 of which will be all brick except tho north front facing Pourtlravenuo. The Estherville Democrat has a complimentary word for Algona: We visited Algona last week for the first time and were very favorably Impressed with the appearance of that city. Their brick buildings (which arc numerous) are ornaments to tho town and display the thrift and enterprise of its business men. One thing that was conspicuous b.v its absence was tho electric light. Algona is badly in need of light. / THE PITY OOUNOIL. AL,GONA, Sept. 2.5.—City council met in regular session at the city hall. Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present, Dingley, McMuhon, Paine, Chapin and Saycrs. Absent, White, Vesper and Slagle. Moved and seconded to adjourn to Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p. m. Carried. J. L. DONAHOO, City Clerk. ALGONA, Sept. 27—City council met pursuant to adjournment at the city hall, Mayor Chrischilles in the chair. Members present, White, Vesper, Dingley, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers. Absent, none. Moved and seconded that the following approved bills be allowed and warrants drawn on tho treasurer for same. A. Johnson, rent of wheelers » v.s. Williams and Hart, building sidewalk.. ] 1.20 A. Hackman, digging ditch 1.87 Al. White, digging ditches, etc lfi.00 AV. H. Horan, Hillary for September 40.00 S. Benjamin, police service ii.OO K. W. Young, hauling tile W. E. Naudain, freight 00 Walker Bros., oil 7.20 W. Holm, hauling ] .1 ji Jno. Bouinan, labor •. 3.S5 Josiah " " 5.Sii L. Horan, salary, etc 42.:!!) A. H. Naudain, coal :«).04 Win. Miller, lighting lamps 20.00 \V. W. Baldwin, hauling 45 G. W. Snrchett. ventof inowev f>.OC Laage & Campbell, blacksinithing 7.71 J. A. Hamilton & Co., hardwood lumber 24.04 Juo. Paul Lumber Co., lumber G0.1fi W. V. Carlon. street work 57.50 H. Bouman, labor i.r>0 I>olomill Quarries, walk Ktono 52.01 C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co., freight on stoue.. 18.85 Ayos, White, Vesper, Dingley, Mc- Mahou, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers. Noes, none. Carried. Bo it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, that a certain barn standing on the southwest corner of lot 5, in block 26, original plat, Algona, Iowa, bo declared to be in an unsafe condition, and dangerous to the lives of persons passing said lot on the east side of Harlan street and the north side of Nebraska street and that the owner of said building bo notified by the city marshal to remove said building on or before the 15th day of Octo ber, 1897. Moved and seconded that the resolution as read, be adopted. Carried.. An ordinance vacating the alleys in blocks 264, 265 and 266, Call's addition to Algona. Iowa, was read. Moved and seconded that the rules inquiring three readings be suspended and the ordinance as read be placed upon its final passage. Carried, Moved and seconded that the ordinance as read, do pass. Ayes, Vesper, Dingley, McMahon, Paine, Slagle, Chapin and Sayers. Noes, none. Carried. Be it resolved by the city council of the city of Algona, Iowa, that the walk along the north side of lot 3, in block 237, Call's State street addition, and the walk along the west side of lots 4 and 5 in block 44, original plat, and the walk along the north side of lot 2 in block 225, Call's addition, and the walk along the south side of Elm street between Jonos and Minnesota streets and the walk along the middle one-third of lot 1 in block 29, original plat, Algona, Iowa, be condemned and the city marshal be instructed to notify tho owners of the property abutting said walks to rebuild tho same within 5 days from the date of said notice. Moved and seconded that the resolu- as read be passed. Carried. Moved and seconded that tho owner or owners of a certain building known as the hotel Northwestern, standing on the southeast corner of lot 8 in block 227, Call's addition to Algona, Iowa, and extending out into State street, be notified by the city clerk to remove said building back from and out of said street, on or before November 1,1897. Carried. Moved und seconded that the street commissioner be instructed to notify the owners of lots 1, 2, !J, and 4 in block 224, Call's addition, and of lots J, 2, 3, and 4 in block 226, Call's addition,- and of lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 in block 220, Call's addition, Algona, Iowa, to remove the sidewalks along the nortR ends of the above described lots back to their proper position as directed by ordinance No. 4, on or before November 1. 1897. Carried, Moved. and seconded to adjourn. THE SILVER ISSUE. FORT DODSE, Sept. 26.—To the Editor: Your invitation to me to write for your columns a review of the political situation as it appears to me, is received, and I am disposed to accept it. The feature of our politics for the past year or more has been the silver question, and those who press it insist that it will continue to be the issue. The space I may use I shall therefore devote chiefly to that subject. A year has passed since the great campaign was fought, and we have some light upon it which we did not have then. -f- -4- -f- A year ago the prices of farm products were distressingly low, and that was the basis of the free silver campaign. "How do you like raising corn for ten cents per bushel under tho ?rold standard?" That was the common form of the free silver argument. There was no clear connection between the price of corn and the gold standard, but the assumption ran through all of the free silver nreumcnt that the gold standard caused the low prices of produce and that those prices would continue until the gold standard WHS abandoned. The silverites were whipped because they could 7iot prove this assumption, and today they are still farther from being able to prove it. The assumption itself lias been demolished. The price?, of grains have nearly doubled und nil farm products are higher than a year ago. A republican can scarcely ask a silverite friend the prico of wheat without causing a personal affront. -4- -4- -*Now ihesilvuritcs announce a great discovery, no less than that the law of supply and demand has influence upon prices. This is u distinct advance. In all that they wrote and said upon the subject last fall there was no recognition of the law of supply and demand. So much have we therefore gained in the year that has elapsed. But they hnvn't yet learned all about the effect of supply and demand. They are clear now that a short crop will put up prices, but they do not yet comprehend that a largo crop will put down prices. The position they occupied last fall was that the gold standard had brought prices down and would keep them down. The position they occupy now is that the gold standard makes the low prices and short crops make the high ones. They have made some progress it must lie admitted, but they have not yet absorbed the whole truth. They must be taught that tho addition of a certain qunnti ty to tho normal supply has the same effect to lower tho market that the subtraction of that quantity has to advance the market, For example consider the influence of Argentina on the price of wheat. For the live years from 1878 to 1882, inclusive, the annual exports of wheat from Argentina were 87,080 bushels, and prior to that nothing. For the period 1883-1887 its export averaged 8,8-10,808 bushels; from 1888 to 1893 it averaged 10,510,007; and for 1894, the year in which wheat was at the lowest annual level in our history, Argentina exported over 58,000,000 bushels. For the last year Argentina has boon only a small factoi and the silverites say this has had to do with the rise in wheat. But if its withdrawal from the market puts the price up, may not its advent into the market have had to do with putting the price down from the figures of 1878-1883 to the figures of 18941 Why shouldn't Argentina count foi us much when she comes in as when she goes ouM -r- -T- -f- I shall not occupy spaco in any attempt to define how much of tho rise for wheat has been duo to short crops and how much has been due to tho same influence which has advanced hogs about§1 per cwt. in face of an increase of 1,750,000 in the numbei slaughtered at western points since March 1 over tho record for the same time last year. I freely admit that the short crops abroad have been a stimulating influence. A recognition of that fact is a part of oiu argument. The real issue between us and the silverites is over what put prices down. They had but one explanation, viz: the gold standard. We said it was tho building of railroads in Russia, India, Argentina anc tho United States, with the opening of vast areas of cheap lands, and the influence oJ modern farm machinery. The effects of these innovations were felt in the eighties and culminated with a series of large crops in nearly all wheat producing countries from 1893 to 1894. I submit below the best possible proof that these crops were extraordinary. It is the table of the visible supply of wheat in the world on the first day of July for each year from 1889 to 1897. The " visible supply" is not an estimated quantity. It is the amount of wheat in the hands of the dealers, for sale, stored in elevators, warehouses and in transit. The visible supply on July 1 is the amount on hand at the close of the crop year, the amount left after the world has been fed It with the new crop makes the supply foi the ensuing year. There have been but five years when this supply has been above 100,000,000 bushels. Those years appeal below i Julyl, 1880 08,089,000 July 1, 1890 74,158,000 Julyl, 1891 88,023,000 Julyl, 1892 102,650,000 July 1, 1893 157,208,000 Julyl, 1H04 154,319000 July 1, 1805 130,077,000 Julyl, 1890 107,891,000 Julyl, 1807 79,702,200 These are the figures that have been before the wheat buying world. They have relieved wheat buyers of all anxiety about their supplies. They have made wheat holders timid, and caused them to bid against each other. -*- -T- -TI prepared a showing last year of the average prices of tho principal products of the farm in the Dubuque market, from 1801 to 1893. The quotations on these products for the first day of each month were taken from the files of tho Dubuque * Herald, and the average thus obtained showed that dowu to 1893 there had been no average decline in anything but wheat and but slight Ju that. The only answer ever made to this showing was that voiced in Kossuth county by my friend ex-Senator Chubb, who said that us they were the figures of a local market they proved nothing- I was of the opinion that the Dubuque market did upt got far put Pf iino with tho Chicago market, and that it was the best indicator at bftflfl of what loyya |0rmera Wf W y getting for their products. But lately I iave made a Similar investigation of the Chicago market, which is not open to the injection that it is a local affair. Instead of taking the quotations for the first day of each month, I have this time taken them for the 1st and 15th days of each month. I iave taken the highest and the lowest sales on these days, as recorded by the secretary if the Chicago board of trade in his annual •eport made at the close of each of these years, and after obtaining the average for each year, 1 have reduced the figures to gold values throughout, because the prob- em is whether or not the * value of gold has been steadily rising as compared with these products. The result in the case of wheat, corn and oats is as follows: , Per bushel gold > Year. Wheat. Corn. Oats 1801 74?i 27% 1854 1802 60« Z7H 26 1863 68J4 50, 20% 1804 77M3 26 22 1865 83H 37)4 27J4 1806 1.16JC 40& 21% 1807 1.40& 07JS 38>i 1868 1.22J4 OS'S 40'/« 1800 84?| 50>6 37 1870 83y 02y, 36 1871 1.07& 44 34» 1872 1.11% 43'i 24)4 1873 1.02« 32J4 25!4 1874 08% 58,'fi 41 1875 883 55?/. 41 1870 H2 40J4 28 1877 1.21 41*4 20% 1878 00% 37 22'/» 1870 08% 35H 20'/, 1880 1.05-X 37M 20% 1881 1.13Jf 40 3076 1882 1.1774 67'4 43»4 1883 1.01 Ji 53'/j 33« 1884 823i Gl!4 20)4 1885 83J4 42 30 1880 77 301A 20>6 1887 747£ 30«4 25 1888 80« 47 20U 1880 85 :K\% 22 1800 SOU 38!<i 30)4 1801 OOU 57)4 37& isoij]!!.!!!!!.'!!!!! os" 1 40)g 28% 1804 57!i 43'i 31« 1805 (My, 40)4 247o 1800 G07ii 20% 18)6 1807 to June 15 ... 73 23)4 17 SUMMARY. Wheat average 1801 to 1870.... g .021 Wheat average 1871 to 1880 1.021 Wheat average 1881 to 1800 012 Wheat average 1801 to June 15, 1807.. .718 Corn average 1801 to 1870 .400 Corn average 1871 to 1880 425 Corn average 1881 to 1800 458 Corn average 1801 to 1805 450 Corn average 1800 to June 15, 1807 240 Oats average 1801 to 1878 204 Oats average 1871 to 1880 302 Oats average 1881 to 1800 305 Data average 1801 to 1805 300 Oats average 1895 to June 15,1807 175 In his article commenting upon my Dubuque figures Senator Chubb was kind enough to say thut ho had no doubt I had given the quotations accurately, I appreciate his courtesy in saying this, but I do nol thank him far accepting my figures. The original quotations are accessible to every body. The computations have cost me considerable labor and some expense to have them verified, as they have been at the hands of several different accountants They don't stand by the grace of anybody -t- H- -=These averages show that wheat was up on a steadier range from 1883 until the big decline since 1801 began. If tho reader will compare the falling prices since 189: with the rising visible supply since 1891, he will get a practical lesson in what influences prices. If the reader will add together the wheat figures for 1861, 1863, 1863, 1864 and 1865, and divide by five he will find that the average amount of gold required to buy bushel of wheat in Chicago throughout the years of war, when wheat was harvestec by very crude machinery, and when it cos 1 considerably more to get it to Chicago that it does now, was about 74>£ cents. The mints of all the world were open to silver and furthermore our entire stock of both silver and gold had gone abroad, and the business of the United States had been tali en entirely off of the metals, so that goU by the Bi-yan theory should have been very cheap. Tho high prices which succeeded in 1806,1807 and 1868 were caused by short crops in this country and all over Europe There was war between Germany and Aus tria in 1866. From 1864 to 1867 the price of wheat advanced 70 cents per bushel in Liv erpool because of short crops abroad anc our inability to supply them. To show that these high prices, which are quoted to this day as proof of what " plenty of money did for the farmers, were caused by short crops wo submit here a statement of tho exports of wheat (including flour) from thi) country for the years given: Bushels 1801 52,850,837 1802 01,000737 1803 58,110,080 1804 41,408 44'1805 2205080. 1800 10,40435,1807 12,040,041 1808 2GI323I014 The average price of wheat in Liverpoo in 1804 was §1.20>£ per bushel, in 1867, SI.93 per bushel and yet we exported but 13,000, 000 bushels in '67 against 41,000,000 in '154 Does anybody doubt that it was because we did not have wheat to spare? When crops came back to ordinary yields the value of wheat went below what it is now. In 187: began another series of short crops abroad and big demand on us lasting three years The report of our agricultural department for 1874, commenting on these exports, says that " short crops in Europe explain this enormous increase in our exports of bread stuffs." Tho next year in which our rec ord shows prices to have been around and above a dollar per bushel was about 1880 Our agricultural department in its report for 1881 says: The exportation of recent years has been ex traordluary, quite unprecedented In the his tovy of any nation. The volume of exports of wheat was doubled In five years. The agricultural report for 1884 says. lii a single year the export of wheat has sur passed In value all the foreign trade In wheat from 18Su to 1800. The trade has been an ex traordluary development principally of a few years of European scarcity from :v series of crop failures. Thus we see upon examination that all of the high prices of the past, which oui silver friends have promised to restore by coinage, were caused by short crops, and that whenever good crops were enjoyed long enough to pile up stock upon the market, tho value of wheat compared to gold has been lower than it ia now. I do not prophesy that the pi-ice of wheat will remain for a series of years as high as it is now. I know that the cost of producing wheat is less than it was thirty years ago, and I know that in the long run that fact must affect the price. But on the other hand I maintain that the low average of 1804 was exceptional, and instead of being ^j-aceaWa to the gold standard, is as cleai-ly due to the natural operations O f the law of I as are the present high supply and demand prices. AS 1 cannot treat the relations of corn „ A oats to gold in this letter without e*tendl it to undue length, i will conclude the snK ect la your next issue. I trust the readers will bear in mind th*» ihe subject under consideration is whettm toe value of gold as compared to onrm-n ducts has been so appreciating as us as half. 'r ""•••& Q = W JUStlftr as a people in scaling down all debts one GEO. E. ROBEKTS. Methodist Appointments. Algona gets a new Methodist tni n ( 8 . ter for the coming year in the person' of Rev. F. E. Day. R ev . Southwell goes to Estherville, and we commend him to the good people of that to wn and the bad ones if they have an*' Rev. Southwell is a vigorous expound! er of the gospel and Algona is sorry to ose him. Following is the complete list of appointments for the Afeona district: s Ia D. M. Yetter, presiding elder- AW ander,W. H. Prugh; Algona, FE Day; Algona circuit, O. M. Bond- Armstrong, W. I. Murphy; Bancroft E. L. Benedict; Belmond, W. M Whit 1 field; Britt, OK. Maynard; Buffalo Center, C. E. Stevens; Burchinal H E. Hutchinson; Burdette. A T 'car' penter; Burt,G.F. Whitfleld; Clarion M. O. Lambly; Clear Lake, J. J 3 Corwith, C. A. Dewitt; Dows D A' McBurney; Eagle Grove, J. W. So'uthi well; Emmetsburg, J. W.Walker; Forest City, S. R. Beattie; Garner, W F Gleason; Goldfield, I. B. Kilborne- Hardy, Chas. Artman; Lake Mills c' F. Johns; Livormore, Irving Green- LuVerne, C. B. Winter; Meservey j' P. Franklin; Renwick, H. L. Smith'- Rowen, R. A. Harwood; Swaledale C* E. Chapler; Wesley, C. E. Plummer West Bend, C. E. Anderson; Woolstock, Alfred James. IN DISTRICT OOUKT. The October Term Kcgati Yesterday With n Bin Docket. District court convened yesterday with Judge Thomas presiding. Little is generally accomplished the first day of court, and yesterday was no exception, Ihe day being given over to the calling of the calendar and assignment of cases for trial. The first case will be begun today. The calendar is large, and court will probably continue for two weeks or longer. Judge Thomas presides with his usual dignity. An effort was begun at the May term to dispose of a lot of old cases that have hung fire for lo, these many years, and both Judges Thomas and Quarlon agreed on an order which was promulgaled looking lo that end. They are cases which the judges think should either bo tried or stricken from the calendar. In most instances it is likely that Ihe latter will result. Attorneys Geo. B. McCarty, C. E. Cohoon, and E. A. Morling of Emmetsburg were here yesterday attending to some court matters in which they are interested. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR RALLY. A. Fine Program Prepared for the Mooting, Oct. 7. Following is the program for the Christian Endeavor rally, to be held at Algona, Oct. 7: 10:00. Devotional exercises led by Rev. M. F. Rainier, district president, Livermore. 10:30. Temporary organization, Rev. . M, F. Rainier, district president, Liv- more. 10:45. Paper, The Whatever of the Pledge, Mrs. Frank Hartzell, Ledyard. 11:15. Our Watchwords, Duty, Loyalty, Fellowship, Miss Anna Hamilton, Algona. 1:30. Prayer and praise service led by Mr. Brownell, president Epworth League, Algona. • 2:00. Paper, What Can We Put into Our Society the Coming Year to Make it More Consecrated? Miss Pearl Lewis, Ledyard. 2:15. Paper, What Can We Put into Our Society the Coming Year to Make it More Enthusiastic? Miss Bell Tellier, Algona. 2:30. What Can We Put in our Society the Coming Year to Make it More Efficient, a Strongfjr Allegiance to pledge, etc.? Rev. Rainier, district president, 3:30. Business. 7:00. Prayer and praise service led by Mrs. J. R. Randall, Ledyard. 7:30. Address, Rev. N. E. Packard, Buffalo Center. 8:15. Consecration meeting, led by G. E. Williams, president Christian Endeavor, Algona. The Big Coursing; Meet. Bancroft Register: From present indications the coursing ineet here the 20th, 21st and 22d will be a great event and the crowd immense. The races announced are: Blue Earth valley stake, all ages; entrance §510, $100 rdded by citizens of Bancroft. Bancroft stake, derby for pups whelped after Jan. 1, 1896; entrance S5; $50 added by citizens of Bancroft. A large number of the dogs in the. big meeting at Davenport next week will be here and many others are promised from various points in Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakotas. Who Could This Have Heen? Wesley Reporter: While in the county seat last Friday we heard one of Algona's large citizens say "D- d them two blankety-blank editors of the Republican and UPPER DES MOINES. They both ride on free passes, but they both made motions to lay the resolution over asking congress to compel railroads to issue second-class tickets as well as first. They were too blank- ety-blank interested in the town getting every office to be disposed of." A SUUGIOAL operation is a serious matter. It may mean life or death. To the eye it means blindness or sight; don't trust it to the hands of n,n inexperienced surgeon. Dr. Camfield has the skill born of an unbroken series of successes. Ho has been president and, professor of the Chicago eye'and-W college end hospital for 'ten years. He makes no charge for consultation and, comes ofteo enough to ineure confidence. He will he »t th.e Tennant houee Monday. Qot. }}, aM 'every tp»v ;

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