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ALGONA, tnw A . , KQTEMB^B 10, MOT T<srtn* to Subscribers. One wispy, one year-. ..................... *l-j»0 One copy, six months.. .................. '» nee cow, three months .......... - ........ *" Sent %»y address at above rates. Remit by draft, monejr order, or erpress or- tete8Qf advertising eent on application. JPRO9PECTS OF BIMET AL.I.I8M. There was a great deal more suprise when tbe Bank of England and the English ministry half way committed themselves to the proposals of the United States commissioners to secure international action in behalf of silver than there was when the final decision not to do anything was announced. It has been quite generally assumed that English business interests are all on? posed to the restoration of silver. This Apparent willingness on tbe part of the ministry to do something created a dis- questlon Alone. Now is a good time to allow rest, fresh air, and the treasury surplus to jget in theiii- work. A. P. FLEMING of Des Moines is arranging for tbe introduction of a bill in the coming legislature which will compel city, county, and school treasurers to deposit public funds in such bank or banks as are selected as public depositories, at a fixed rate of interest. The bill should be passed by unanimous them that they must take steps at once, and emphatically, to settle this currency question.'" Odeboldt Chronicle: Gib Pray came back in the closing Tiours of the campaign to help McMillan out. It was Ben Salinger who said that his return was an indication that the committee was well supplied with funds. Wm. Jennings Bryan: " Free and unlimited coinage at 16 to 1 is nearer now than it was a year ago. High tariff upon a gold basis has disappointed those republicans who looked to it SUGAB BEETS AGAIN. vote. IN a few years the Courier will be referring to those " republican traitors" who " sold out" such " estimable and deserving men" as J. B. Jones, Col. Spencer, etc. That is the way it talks about the boys who helped it out in 1889. .____.._-—...—— EVERYBODY who knew Judge Carr on the bench will endorse his candidacy for speaker of tbe coming house. He "would be an ideal presiding officer. It is rumored, however, that he will tinct shock. It brought clearly to light the fact that while that class of financial interests represented by London and the London press is distinctly opposed to bimetallism, the manufacturing and mercentile centers are just as distinctly favorable to it, for reasons that in the end will force some form of agreement upon the commercial world. The fact is that the English manufacturers cannot pay gold wages and sell goods in countries which are using silver. Wm. E. Curtis, who is exceptionally well informed, writes of the situation in the Chicago Record and discusses this phaze of it, in referring to the great labor strike now on, due to a general reduction of wages in the cotton and woolen factories: A sentiment in favor of bimetallism by an international agreement baa been growing very rapidly among the manufacturing industries and the labor leaders of Great brit- ian, chiefly because of their experience in the export trade with silver-using nations. "While the market price of nearly all varieties and grades of merchandise is considerably lower in England than ever before, as in the United States, the reduction has not kept pace with the decline in silver, and the purchasing power of tbe local currency in India and Central and South America is less than half what it used to be. That is, a man who receives his wages or the price of his produce in silver, as everybody in these countries is compelled to do, is able to buy no more than half as much as formerly with the same income, and to keep up their trade the British manufacturers have exercised every ingenuity possible without great* success. They have been convinced - that their only hope is in securing some international arrangement by which tbe rates ol exchange may be decreased and made stable and a fixed parity between gold and silver established. They realize that this can only be done by a modification of the fiscal policy of the British government and have converted several members of the present ministry to their way of thinking. Itwas this ninfluence which induced Lord Salisbury to give an assurance to the ambassadors of the United States and the French republic last summer that England would make some concessions toward the remonetization of silver. But the influence of the banking interests in London was too strong for him and be was forced to yield. It is not probable that the acceptance by England of an invitation to participate in a monetery conference would settle the trouble with the engineers or prevent a strike among the cotton operatives, but it would have been a gratifying assurance to everybody engaged in the export trade. Nearly all tbe provincial papers of importance, especially those published at Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and other great manufacturing centers, are outspoken in favor of bimetallism, although the London newspapers are almost unanimous in opposition to such a policy. The demand for some fixed relation between gold and silver is not sentimental. Whatever may be done as to the future coinage of silver, there is no escape from tbe §5,000,000,000 of silver now in use which on account of the lack of this fixed relation to gold is a constant menace to business, and which cannot in any manner be disposed of. Neither can there be any escape from the fact that the countries using silver exclusively, and t likely to continue, either from choice or necessity to use it exclusively, are growing in commercial importance, and that owing to the lack of a par-of-exchange, trade with them is hampered and rendered needlessly hazardous and expensive to American and English merchants, The mission of the United States commissioners has not been fruitless. It has demonstrated clearly the growing sentiment in England in favor of a bimetallic [agreement. It has given a great impetus to a movement that eventually must result in something, because something clearly roust be done. The assumption that the silver question is settled when Bryanism is disposed of was never BO far from being true as it is today. THE last legislature gave $25,000 to get a site and begin a building for the Jowa historical collection. The executive council has secured the site and also has adopted plans for the building When it got bids, however, they ' were so high that they were impossible, and rather than change the plans the council has referred the whole raat- fav to tbejcoming legislature. CONGRESSMAN PERKINS calls timely attention in the Sioux City Journal to fact that the congress soon to meet not be a candidate. NEWS AND COMMENT. Ed. Carlton was defeated for sheriff a tSpirit Lake by a democrat. In discussing the result Senator Funk says: "The locating ef all the candidates for the principal offices at the county seat placed a heavy-club in the hands of the opposition. In every county the majority party is handicapped by the aspirations of county seat candidates. The seat of government always seems to be a sort of a political incubator. The endeavor to contribute tc a distribution of the offices about the county has made much grief for working republicans under the convention system, because !t has been necessary every year to interfere with the plans of county seat aspirants. The primaries are a great relief in this respect, but in our first experiment the county seat candidates captured the plums giving the opposition an important advantage. Other causes aided ;the party break, but a better distribution of the nominations would have made defeat of any portion of the ticket impossible." Congressman Dolliver addresses the Home Market club of i Boston tonight, together with Kelson Dingley of Maine. Mr. Dolliver also has an invitation to deliver the address at the dedication of the monument to Marcus Whitman, at Whitman college, Walla Walla, Washington, the latter part of the month. The Messenger says he will decline, because of the distance. Bernard Murphy observes; " It is strange how easily republicans are poisoned against their own candidates." Lafe Young spoke at Sac City. The democratic editor invited him in the course of his speech to tell what he had done with the thousands he bad robbed the state of, and then went to hear him. Before Lafe got done with the editor, his wife rose in the audience and begged off, saying that her husband was not responsible for the article, and that she did not endorse it. It was one of the most dramatic situations of the campaign. Ora Williams, for several years editorial writer on the Sioux City Journal, has accepted an offer from the Omaha Bee, and will leave Iowa. He is one of the promising newspaper men of the northwest. Al. Adams offers an original argument against free silver: " In Linn county a farmer sued his neighbor for stealing a kiss from his wife, and after a long trial, which terminated Thursday of this week, the jury awarded him a judgment of one dollar. Both parties to the suit are ardent free silver men. Under the democratic administration it would have taken two bushels of wheat to pay for the kiss, but under McKinley and prosperity one bushel will liquidate the claim. So long as a man can get a kiss for a bushel of wheat he ought not to complain of hard times, but if free silver should prevail it would take just as much work to raise a bushel of wheat as ever and it would require two bushels to pay for a kiss. Measured then in labor, it would require double the exertion on the farm to produce the exchange for a kiss under free silver that it would require under a gold standard. Those who wish to exchange the products of their labor for kisses should abandon free silver. for relief. Taken as a whole the returns are very encouraging. Hancock and Wright send a democrat to the legislature. Out of their big squabble over a republican nomination, both counties got a candidate. Between the two the democrat steps in. The democrat hails from Garner, and it is to be noticed that the Hancock republicans voted almost solidly for him. Mayor Harrison of Chicago says: "The democratic victories everywhere indicate that William Jennings Bryan will be the next president. The republicans cannot stop him. He is the idol of the people, and his principles embodied in tbe Chicago platform, have won the election. The people want him and the people believe in his principles because they are opposed to trusts and corporations." Miss Bryan, a niece of Wm. Jennings Bryan, spoke at Carroll for White. The Herald says: She is a rather prepossessing young lady of perhaps eighteen, who talks readily. She discussed the issues, local and national, in an elocutional manner, seldom having to refer to her manuscript to find out where she was at. A lady speaker, and a young lady at that, is rather a novelty out this way so she was greeted by a large audience mostly of ladies and children, which was reasonably appreciative. It is not thought however, that Miss Bryan's speech caused any particular stir among the voters or that any votes were changed as the result of her counselling. B F <»niJth of Gertniittl* Is Interest- Ing the People In Kowmth-Wbmt Is Proposed. B. F. Smith of Germania has a letter from J. S. Emery of Des Moines, which he makes public in the Standard. H will interest many farmers in Kossuth: DE? MOMTES, Sept ?.— B. F. Smith— Dear Sir- Your name and pqstoffice address were sent us from the aericaltural college at Ames, as one of tbe farmers who were crowing beets for a sugar test. There will be a strong effort made to »ret a beet sugar factorr built at Des Moines, Ames, Waterloo. Jefferson, Wankon, Sheldon, and Osage in this state to consume the beets of lS9b. Whether we can get all of these or only half of them will depend on whether we can get the fanners to grow the beets, in the earlv stages of beet culture we may have to "draw" from all parts of the state, for if we put up a 1,000 ton factory at Des Moines we shall need anywhere from 8,000 to 10.000 acres of beets, for we must have from 100 000 to 125,000 tons of beets for 100 davs' campaign. The price of beets will be J4per ton delivered at the factory, and u you are 25 miles away you will get $3.<o for your beets delivered at your nearest railroad station. If you live 50 miles away TOU -will get 13.50 per ton, and if 75 miles or over, ?3.25. So that all farmers within the state will be able to grow beets for some one factory. . The main point in this letter is to ge vour estimate on the acreage that can be ticed such surnames as Oldshoe. Longbottom and Funnymark. Surely, fate did not try to conceal these good people by giving them common, everyday names. -=- -*- -f- C A. Babcock, who married Dr. Garfield's niece, edits a Unitarian column n the SanboroSun, which is edited by a brother of tbe late Dr. McCormack. A week ago Mr. Babcock was away and trusted the cause of TJnitarianism to .' Pomp," as Editor McCormack is usu- allv called. Here is Pomp's account of how he edited it: We sought through the works of art, literature and science, phvsics, metaphysics and the constitution of the United States, the declaration of Independence and the ten commandments to find something suitable for the Unitarian column, but all in vain. Then we turned to the poetess of passion, found "Where Sister Swims" and in the language of the ancient philosopher, cried Eureka, and stuck it in. And yet Bab. is not satisfied—all right—he can run his own religious bureau hereafter. JUDGE OAEE POE BPEAKEB. Will Bo Brought Out for Speaker of the Next House Judge Geo. H. Carr of Des Moines, representative-elect from Polk county, AN iNTESEBTBM QtJESTIOIJ. a 3? ew the United OCo. JB. Clarke to the Attention of States Supreme Court. Some time ago & Sheldon man wag shipping stock to Chicago. On the way the caboose jumped the track, and he in getting off was injured. H e sued the Milwaukee and got a verdict ot $1,000 damages. The company has an. agreement with all shippers that in consideration of being allowed to rjde with their stock they shall not hold the company for more than $500 on account of any injury. The courts have held that while a company cannot contract to avoid all liability for its own negligence, such contracts being against public policy, it may make a valid agreement limiting such liability. But the Iowa legislature in order to avoid these decisions has made a statute expressly repudiating these contracts limiting liability, and they are not good in Iowa. The company in the case at issue setup that tbe shipment being interstate commerce, the Iowa statute did not apply, and that its extreme liability was $500. The Iowa courts overruled this claim, allowing the $1,000 verdict to staud and THE OFFICIAL CANVASS OF THE VOTES. The following tabulated statement, corrected in accordance with the official count made by the board of supervisors on Monday, shows the vote by precincts in Kossuth county at the late election, and also the totals for candidates. It affords an interesting study, compared with this county's 1,000 republican majority of a year ago, and is a possible index of what is liable to occur in an " off year:" Precincts. " IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. A fourth boy has arrived at Capt. Saunders home in Emmetsburg. Col. Tom Harrison has lately been to Washington, D. C. to take the 33rd degree in Masonry. Britt is to have a salvation army. What a good drummer Bailey would be for a salvation band. Algona—First ward. Sei Senator Punk says truly that no part of newspaper work is so irksome as the annual campaign work. It is expected, and probably is really necessary if the people are to be aroused to a serious discussion of the issues and are to vote intelligently. But every editor is glad when it is over. We have too much politics. Wesley Reporter: Tbe Algona art loantexh'ibition was a fine thing and attracted large crowds. The Champion says Sam Hutchison was taken to the polls to vote in Wbit- temore, being too ill to walk. The Irvington dramatic club talk of repeating the play, "Our Boys" in the Irvington Hall, sometime this month. The LuVerne News says Mr. Hodges of Sherman has rented his farm and contemplates moving into his house in Irvington this fall. Livertnore Gazette: Miss Christina Wernert of Algona was here this week to visit her brother Charles, and also at the Melavin home. Over at Eminetsburg they have cleaned three feet of mud out of the standpipe. Algona is not the only town with a muddy well. Hancock county has shipped back five insane patients and will keep them at the poor farm. Hancoclc has one of the best poor houses In Iowa. Eminetsburg Democrat: Mrs. J. J. Wilson of Algona spent a few days of last week with her son Harry and family of this place, returning home Saturday. Miss Shaeffer of Burt has been attending Hutnboldt college. The< Republican says " Miss Shaeffer was a bright student and won many friends while here." West Bend Journal: Misses Susie Carter and Essie Leightpn went to Algona yesterday to visit the schools there and keep iu touch with the best work in their line. Livermore is getting a list of fine entertainments. They have The Ottura- was with Father Nugent, Robt. J. Burdette, etc. Editor Miller is doing his town a good service. Burt Monitor: Wm. Tjaden and wife are called upon to mourn the death of their babe which was only a few months old. Brief funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Schmidt of the German M. E. church. Eminetsburg Reporter: Miss L. Gilmore spent the greater share of the past week in this city, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. P. Grose. * * * Mrs. J. E. Stacy of Algona was the 'guest of Mrs. J. P. Grose, Thursday afternoon, of last week. She was on her way to Estherville to visit. econd ward. Third ward Fourth ward Burt Buffalo Cresco Kagle Fenton Greenwood German Garfleld Gerniania Grant Hebron Harrison Irvington Lotts Creek Ledyard LuVerne Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Riverdale Seneca Sexton Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whittemore Governor. 95 119 00 115 141 4 119 4f 112 09 32 44 92 2f 8 0 14 41 3i 4' 1! 0 4 o 7 15 10 2,18 35 41 84 00 99 50 159 11 71 157 01 51 37 28 10 43 41: 85 59 59 li 31 52 97 53 8 Of 20 «' 55 38 49 100 11 1,02 legislative 74 90 53 05 11 32 01 i: 32 70 14 21 50 o. 4.' 90 o: •> 3 48 14 2: 0 9 0 1,00 Treasurer. 05 99! 84 125 58 47 12 00 100 69 58 57 34 11 73 49 93 72| 103 18 35 59 98 07 89 74 18 38 05 30 50 170 102 2,403 92 111 07 12 81 39 74 14 4i 121 76 2" •111 0" 3! of 4 34 4' °i 6 4 1,98 Sheriff. 30 49 87 01 101 53 39 11 77 150 00 52 35 30 9 40 40 83 66 92 15 41 55, 93 511 82! 65 1 10 2ol 54i 30 51 184 121 2,138 100 58 11 80 31 00 12 39 97 i; "C 4'9- 5C 2( 3f 6C 3 5 4 1 10 1,75 Superintendent. 2 I O 55. 55] 90! 68 154 02 45 11 84! 192 09 50 42 31 11 58 56 93 6 78 13 57 03 102 03 90 81 23 3? 63 38 60 192 111 2,37 80 101 51 111 99 14 44 Ufa l-i 27 4. r 10 64 29 37 79 28 81 52 11 30 30 48 18 68 •il 20 52 80 96 Supervisors. c! a 45 59 90 67 140 00 40 11 76 171 02 50 3 30 r 5-1 48 87 07 100J 55 87 05 oo 23 58 36 08 1 119 1,90112,200 94 119 02 124 120 3 ' 70 12 49 110 "0 27 7* 28 41 82 0 31 38 12" o< sr e 13 10 91 114 64 11 12 34 7 i 48 119 34 44 1° 0; 31 4C 48 3:. 8 9 2,12 2,00 30 46 83 58j 109 73 37 11 70 161 05 50 30 28 1° 32 45 83 60 89 14 32 55 101 53 82 04 22 O'~ 48 34 48 214 116 2,089 31 41 84 50 108 51 38 14 69 158 69 50 35 25 8 74 43 83 60 38 9 32 55 89 53j 80 64! 17 34 46! 35! 47 93 110 Coroner. jsur- veyor 1,890 94 115 03 124 129 14 4 93 oj 27 72 30 44 107 72 29 42 77 29 82 57 1" 38 27 49 17 63 46 28 70 101 98 31 45 1 85j 53 107) 52i 39! 11 70 180 GO 51 37 28 10 45 40 84 59 51 11 32 54 96 54 8' 04 20 23 51 34 48 14? 11 1,974 03 112 60 181 134 40 78 12 48 125 25 30 75 32 44 115 75 30 42 85 34 84 61 10 41 30 49 19 63 48 28 73 118 101 2,147 contracted for in your township or county, as near as you can give it. This must be a matter of mutual help. The farmer must do all he can to get this industry on its feet. We have the promise of a practical beet grower, who has raised from 100 to 200 acres of beets each year in Nebraska, that he will come to Iowa and take charge of the field work and put in five, 10, or 20 acre patches around each factory as object lessons for the instruction of the farmers. We shall, later on, when contracts are signed, send instructions how to prepare the soil, plant and cultivate the beets. We shall endeavor to use the experience of the beet growers around Grand Island and Norfolk, Nebr., in this matter. In the meantime it will be in order to destroy all the weeds you can this fall on the ground you expect to plant with beets, and when the proper time comes for late fall plowing, stir the ground about six or eight inches and subsoil 12,14, or 16 inches, according to the kind of ground you have. We think subsoiling is better than 13 inch plowing. If you have a clay soil this wil. make a reservoir for moisture whict will grow a crop of beets without rain, il necessary, and all you need in the spring is a disc harrow and a roller to prepare youx ground for early planting. You can plan beets as early as you can sow oats. JOHN S. EMEUY. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. Wm. Lock ridge came up from Nevada to see his Kossuth farms a week ago. He tells the Representative a story of our prosperity: His tenant this year raised 2,000 bushels flax, 3,000 bushels oats, 3,000 corn, 600 bushels wheat, 40 bushels timothy, and fed 40 head of cattle. The Representative adds: There are some things about farming which excite the envy of the fellows off the farm. \a tbe same congress #pring, and that as a that met majority in the in the *enate js for free silver, republicans can do absolutely nothing with tbe cur- question at this sessjoq, is being taken of the returns t<? try an,4 a-lav* Pres- and rush through- 6 FOLITIOAL NOTES. Cliggett, the gold democrat got only 62 votes in his own county. Of 28 precincts in the city of Davenport only 9 went democratic. For the first time in five years Carroll county elects all democrats. The West Bend Journal says that if Kossuth is to have a change Farley is the best man that could be chosen. Representative Mayne will not feel BO lonesome. His old friends M. 3J. Temple, and W. *W. Cornwall are with him, Everything went democratic in Palo Alto with majorities ranging from 50 to 150. Ijaet year the county was republican. IkeSweigard, Wesley's old-time republican ftnd people's party man, was elected county treasurer in Hancock by the democrats. He is an office getter. W. W. CornwaU was defeated for tbe legislature by a majority of 400 over in Clay and Palo Alto. Ed. Anderson of Rutbven wins. Mr, CornwaU was an announced candidate fop speaker of tbe coming bouse, and bad good prospects. A POOL SWINDLES. A Farmer Mulcted of $SO at Fort Dod«e by a Clever Rascal. One of the cheekiest games on record is reported by the Fort Dodge Messenger. A farmer named McCarthy came to town with two fat hogs to sell. At the haymarket he was accosted by a man who pretended to be one of the members of the firm of Rodenborn & Henry, butchers, and went through the usual preliminaries before making a purchase. At length he got into the wagon with the farmer and drove up to the place of business of Rodenborn & Henry, where the stranger got out and went in to sell the hogs to them. The farmer supposed he was one of the firm and the firm thought he was the owner of the hogs, a dual role that he acted as smoothly as is often seen off of the stage. After haggling over the price some he sold the hogs and got in the wagon again witb the owner and droye to tbe slaughter house where they were unloaded. Returning be took tbe weigh ticket to Rodenborn & Henry and got their check for $20.15 which he immediately cashed. McCarthy in the meanwhile waited where be was told to stay for tbe return of the "butcher." After a short time he went to tbe meat market to make inquiries and tbe fraud was discovered, A lively search began but tbe schemer bad made bis escape good. The loss falls on the farmer for Bpypieift *.« Jt ' TA * that be b to .'•^ paym.en.t M. F. Randall's father, Judge Elisha Randall, is quite ill at Mason City, and it is feared that in view of the approach of winter that he will not be able to be out of the house for many months. The Republican says: There is no citizen more highly esteemed than Judge Randall, who was one of the pioneers of this county. -H -S- -*C. M. Grimm has been challenged by Rolla Heikes of Dayton, Ohio, for the cast iron medal repi'esenting the championship of the United States. The Clear Lake Mirror says: The match will come off at Watson's Park, Chicago, about the first of December. Each contestant will pull the trigger on 100 live birds. -t- -r- -*Al. Adams has gone to editing an agricultural column. What Al. don't know about farming will fill the Independent full the rest of his natural life. But Al. will do as well as Greeley did, and that is enough. -i- -j- -*Here is an item from J. J. Ryan's town: An old bachelor farmer from Fort Dodge, a well-to-do Irishman, came to town a few days ago in search of a wife. He found a woman scrubbing at the Illinois Central depot and inquired her name. She was insulted and appealed to a depot officer who demanded an explanation. The old man replied that he had come to town to find, a wife. He said he bad been hunting around Fort Dodge for 20 years and bad failed to find on». •*••**•*• S. C. Platt says in the Iowa Palls Sentinel: For people witb odd names, Kpssuth county in entitled to a place " ias been brought out by his friends as a candidate for the speukership of the next house of representatives. The matter has been on foot for some time, jut nothing has been said either to Mr. ~arr or to anyone else about it until ifter his election was assured. Thursday it became current rumor about the ity, and among republicans in general the plan met with much favor. A Tauele of T's. Thomas Duff ran inpependent for treasurer over in Hancock and his candidacy excited Bailey to the following: Tall Thomas the turncoat, twisted the tiger's tail. Twice tantalized, thrice troubled, tranquility terminated. Teasing, tormenting, taunting talk tires tall Thomas, the trail though tortuous turns twisting too tediously. Thomas timorously thinks the treasurer's tour tor- mentingly tiresome (to tell the truth, therefore tabooing timely topics, talks teasingly, triumphantly tries tricks thirsting to tap the treasury's till tak ing toll therefrom. Then tall Thomas —though temporarily tolerated—talks tatliugly, telling tales, thinking taffy too transparent to tell tigers. The the ory that Thomas thought thoroughlj timely through three thousand techni calities tottered temptuously to thun der. Tall Thomas' tactics "tick" too tumultuously, the trail twines trace ably towards tall timber. Tall Thomai the terrible, the tough turk, topples ti turf. Tall Thomas terminates. Take tansy tea, try Texas trapping tarantulas, teach tadpoles to trill tenor, think twenty times then take the Tribune. he company appealed to the United States courts. Mr. Clarke went to Washington last veek to make the final argument in the upreme court. The Sheldon parties vere represented by a prominent Washington lawyer. It was a new question to the court, and the-jastices, after the fashion of the United States courts, asked Mr. Clarke many questions before he finished his argument. Every member of the court took a hand in and cross examined him quite carefully on his authorities. Mr. Clarke says that if it were a western jury he would feel confident he had won, but he is not quite.so sure of the countenances of the supreme judges. The decision of the court will settle the question of how far an Iowa statute holds good in Iowa, where shipment is being made out of the strtte. JUST 30 YEABS AGO. Kossuth gave about the same republican majority in 1867 that it has in 1897. The total then was 217 republicans to 13 democrats, the difference being 204. It was not a full vote, the county claiming 400 voters. THE UPPER DES MOINES says "some settlers in the extreme part of Algona township would be obliged to travel 35 miles to vote." Cattle Killed by Corn Stnllcs. Burt Monitor: J. R. Saunders, who lives some six miles northeast of Burt, lost seven cows in one day last week, Dr. Bayers, veterinarian, was summoned from Algona, and the peculiar case investigated. The cattle had been running in the corn stalks and an unusual amount of dry husks were found in the stomach, but Mr. Sayers, however, does not claim it the cause of their death. He is rather of tbe opinion that they were poisoned from some weed that grows in the field. J. E. McWhorter, Chas. Shaeffer, Christian Dau and others have suffered the loss of several head. Mr. Dau lost five head of steers. They also had been running in the stalks several days. Cattle are too valuable to lose, and if death is caused by overloading the stomach with dry husks, too much precaution cannot be exercised to prevent it. tbe top of " the • " * * "- In. one of BO" Jasper county claimed to have the banner township, " which did not cast a single copperhead vote." THE UPPER DES MOINES claimed the honors for Kossuth and Cresco. "Tbe township of Cresco polled a clean republican vote, not a 'cop' among them. In Irvington they had but one democratic voter and he scratched off the name of Mr. Baker, the only honest man on the ticket." -i- -*• -s- A coincidence is the state majority. The state ticket got a very few less than 30.000 majority in 1867. Another coincidence is the contest in Ohio. In, 1867 R. B. Hayes was elected governor of Ohio by a very small majority, the democrats getting the legislature by a close vote. The issue was equal suffrage. Massachusetts went republican and New York 'cop.' " Palo Alto was the only democratic county in tbese parts in 1867. -f- -T- -T- Wheat was only $1 a bushel in Algona in October 1867, while peaches were 60 cents a can, molasses 75 cents a gallon, and flour §5 a hundred. SifliW Bros, advertised the best kerosene at SI a gallon, and made a specialty oi sugar at 7 pounds for a dollar. Too Smart for the Agent. A patent churn agent insisted to a farmer's wife u,ear Dows that he could get two pounds more of butter from a certain amount of cream with his churn than could be done by any other churn. She told him to come the next morning and try it. In the meantime she churned the cream and when be came she poured tbe buttermilk into bis churn. He churned for an hour and then told her there was no butter fat in the cream. "I know it," she said, "for I churned it last night and left the buttermilk for you to get your extra two pounds from,." It w,a,B % fair test and the agent went ft way preliy nja,d« It was during the last of October t plans were made to add a steeple to tue old town hall and make a Congregational church of it. This is tbe building which is now part of the Johnson machine warehouse. H- -i- -5- It is reported, Oct. 31, that teams had gone to Iowa Falls to get A-*Wheelock and E. D. «Taylor and their families, new settlers just moving w,v,; tbe county, Wm. Cleary Drought in a 12 pp»jjj' J rutabaga, E. Searle was appointed ]W- , of tbe peace in and for Algona tpwo<, ship, Frank Harrison built the front to his hotel, now the R«. bouse, m quarter sections in »

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