The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 3, 1890 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 3, 1890
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\ VOL. XIX. ALGONA, EOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, SEPT, 3< 1890. ALGONAEPUBUCAN No. 48, PUBLISHED KVKRY. STARR & HALLOCK, Proprietors. JO8. W. HAY8. Editor. Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year, in advance. . .......... $1.50 One copy, six months. In advance .......... 75 One copy, three months, In advance ........ 40 One copy, one year, If not paid In advance. 2,00 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the REPUBLICAN Office for Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed In this county. Steam power, Hr* Advertising rates made known on application. Thtapaperls PRINTED BY STEAM POWER. _ KEPtlBI-ICAN STATE TICKET. Secretary ol State ........... W. M. MCFAKLAND Auditor ...................... JAMES A.. LYONS Treasurer ................... BYKON A. BKESON Attorney General .............. JOHN Y. STONE Supreme .nidge .............. J. Jff. KOTHBOCK Supreme Ronrt 'Olerk ............... G. B. PRAY Supreme Oourt Reporter ...... W. B. RAYMOND Railway Commissioner ............ J. W. LUKE CONGRESSIONAL. Congressman 10th district ...... J. P. DOLMVEB , JUIJICIAI,. i Judge 14th Judicial district. ...... GKO. H. CAKK ' PATRONIZE HOME AGENTS. Men occupying official positions these days are'constantly receiving circular letters from pension-agents at Washington, soliciting aid in working up their business. All kinds of inducements are offered in these circulars, the usual thing being a'third or a half of the fee. .This suggests a't once that the fee is liberal, whether the pension is or not. Some men receiving these seductive offers of reward for drumming up trade for the Washington agency may think they are doing their soldier neighbor a favor by sending name v and address to Washington, and subsequently dividing profits on the business, but a greater favor and a wiser thing would be a timely suggestion to men entitled to pensions, that their claims can be better looked after by home men. Hea?e is something bearing on this point from "The STolunteer" of July: The (pension attorneys doing business, 1 in Washington City have no advantages i over attorneys who reside elsewhere. No' : attorney at Washington City is permitted to inspect the files in any case> and any' attorney that claims that he does is not' truthful, or there is a leak in the depart-) while the local agent does his business in a quiet way and is not heard of by his neighbors once while the Washington man makes his name a household word. And that is why for about every pension allowed a $25 fee drops into the Jftttef's capacious till. The money might better be kept at home, where the real work has to be done, and where reliable and exact information can be readily obtained. The platforms adopted by the different Republican conventions sound very much alike on tfae subject of the McKinley bill as embodying the Republican policy of protection. You can't be a Republican and be disloyal to American interests. The Republican party was founded on the principle of protection. The first article the party ever protected was the flag of this nation when the Democrats tried to tear it out of heaven. It has been talk : ing and fighting for the policy of protection ever since, and how some of these latter day newspapers, in the light of the past history of the Republican party and in the face of its present attitude on the tariff-question, can advocate free trade principles and call themselves Republican, is a mystery to the uninitiated. We respect an out and out Democrat for his convictions, but a man who is saturated with democratic ideas but is ashamed to identify himself where he ought, and insists on flying Republican colors, deserves the pity of every honest man whatever his party. Be honest in defining your political position. If you can't endorse protection don't call yourself a Republican. It is remarkable how the Democrats always happen to be on the wrong side of the fence. In Iowa they are fighting for the saloon, and over in Wisconsin they are putting in their best licks against the Bennet law. The Chicago Inter Ocean of August 80, devotes two full pages to crop reports from the northwest. Iowa is by no means the most unfortunate. Don't go back on the Hawkcye state. Cleveland Leader: So little attention has been paid to the reductions and abolition of tariff by the McKinley bill that a statement; thereof will be new. in large part, to most of our readers. Among the articles now dutiable that are transfer^ to the free list by the McKinley bill are 'the following, with the amount of duty collected on each in 1889: Braids, plaits, etc., for making hats $688,993, bristles $199,640, "Chinese" matting $133,032, currants $388,660, dates $104,747, jute, manilla, sisal grass-and other vegetable fibres, other than bemp jt« &*.•*- *i (\of\ ote\ • _ - . " ment. Pension attorneys whether resid- \ or fl ax $1.989,619, opium unmanufactur- jng in Washington Cjjy or elsewhere, arei ?d $462,936, gun barrels $365,236. paint VAsSiitftins^ ¥/\ CT**tT*rk 4«. 4-Kn' O^«X'«-l^~i* _.r'.l a ' irtr ^^J* 1 '' *^^ *»••«* «~J , _!•__ write to the Commissioner of '; Pensions stating the information) they^ desire. An attorney in the west gets a reply just as promptly as does the attorney at Washington. Why then employ attorneys at Washington City ? An attorney in Washingtpn can act oa- ly upon information furnished him by the soldier in relation to his claim, and that information must be furnished in writing. Now, a« in some cases, suppose the soldier cannot write, He must find some one who can, and that one may not be competent to advise him as to what is most-fprthis interest to write to his Washington .attorney. But even if ho can write for himself, with little knowledge of the pension laws, and knowing less about his irights under them, what wonder that <a -soldier should not be able to write out, unaided, such a statement of the facts in his case as would be for bis interest, when if he could sit down and talk with a home agent from time to time as his case (progresses he could soon learn the correct theory of his case, and obtain the direct and needed help in obtaining his evidence. The Pension Commissioner or the Washington attorney can tell him what evidence 'is required, but they cannot give him the personal help he needs most, in writing up his evidence. The Washington attorney is valuable to men who have no one >at home to consult with regarding ti*eir rights under the pension laws, but with some home friend to advise them what they should do and what evidence they should have, and to assist them in preparing the evidence, the Washington attorney is a fifth wheel. In fact, the evidence >9nce prepared, the work is done. It can be presented to the department by letter as well from Algona as from a lawyers sumptuous quarters in Washington. Many men have presented their claims and bad them allowed without any attorney. Knowing what they were entitled to and what evidence they should submit, they have prepared their own cases, forwarded the evidence to Washington and had their claims allowed. But the pension laws are not accessible to all. Even the lawyer's office is not usually provided with them. It is desirable that at every county seat at least, there should be some to look after this business of preparing and prosecuting soldier's claims, In this respect Kossuth is fortunate. Capt. L. M. B. Smith has not only the pension laws complete, but he has the digests of opinions or official constructions of the laws in the various cases of doubt arising under them, and he is a thoroughly posted man, on pension questions. He is giving his whole time to the work, and so far he has been very successful. With such a trusty advisor right at band to aid him in every way in big claim, the soldier wUp puts ,r * ^ -••«,*;--- $357,391, nut and;<elfrre oil $181,766, sewing machine nobles' $67,815', potash $190,048, certain seeds and bulbs $56,128, certain other articles aggregating about $34,000, and raw sugar $55,975,984, a total of nearly sixty one imillions of dollars. Among the articles on which the present tariff is reduced by the McKinley foill •are the following: A large number of ichemicals, about one-half; bar iron, 10 per cent; round iron, 8 to 12 per cent; •iron beams and girders, 86 per cent; band iron 8 per cent; iron and steel rails and bars, 20 per cent; sheet iron, steel aud •iron wire, anchors, mill irons, axle bars, •hammers, track tools, wedges, crowbars ^ast iron pipes and vessels, malleable castings, steel and iron chains, files and rasps, cut nails and spikes of iroa and •steel, wire nails, horseshoes, nuts aad •washers, fishplates and splice bars, and screws, 10 to 25 per cent each; copper, lead and nickel, about one-half; spar a»d building timber, one half; refined sugars •under No. 20 D. B., 85 per cent; cotton cloths, under 100 threads to the square inch, 12 to 25 per cent; and scores of others ithat time and space do not permit to be gathered up from the pages of the bill and here presented. The McKinley bill, in short, reduces the tariff duties on certain articles $60,000,000, increases it on others $40,000,000 and ^abolishes $10,000,000 of taxes on to- bacoo. How false then to characterize it as >a measure increasing the tariff. It is a measure revising and reducing the tariff as a whole, and this has been done not on mere theories but after a most careful investigation into the needs and possifoiiKties of every industry affected. The aim has been to so levy the f 200,. 000,000 -of customs duties that must be collected in any event as to protect industries already on a safe and profitable footing, to promote the interests of Ian- S uishing industries, and to create new in- ustries for which we have the means, materials and facilities. Mr. McKinley has been nominated to succeed himself in Congress in the work of reforming the tariff and is liable to be re-elected in spite of the gerrymandering of the Democrats. The Minneapolis Exposition, which opens Aug. 27th and closes Oct. 4th, will be the finest ever held in that city. A guarantee fund of over $125,000 was subscribed to insure its success, enabling the management to secure the most costly attractions. The music which haa always been a strong feature will be furnished by two of the strongest organizations in the world—Reeves' Great American Band from Providence, R. I., and Strauss' Vienna Orchestra of 50 artists. Other fea tures are the Edison Electrical exhibit, and Pain's Pyrotechnical display, "Last Days of Pompeii." PABTLOFS LUCK, In referring to Fred Munchrath and Qov. Boles a few weeks ago, the REPUB-' LICAN was guilty of a slight misstatement which it hastens to correct. Munchrath was sentenced for three years and his sentence was commuted to three months—a miserable, insignificant three months: about what the court would award a man for shooting chickens. Three months imprisonment is sufficient punishment, Jn the eyes of Gov, Boies for the crime in which MuncbraUi was implicated. The commutation of his sentence is an ample certificate of democratic approbation. Below are the Republican leaders Jn the congressional campaign this fall: Second Dist—Bruce f. Seaman. Third DjM.~D.-B. Henderson. Fifth Dist—Oeo. B, Struble. SeventhPlat.~Jobo W.T. Hull. Eighth »i»t.-4ame« T, Flick. Ninth Disk-Joseph B. Heed. Tenth Dlk-J, PT DoUivw. Eleventh Dist.-^rGeo, Perkins, Jn the first, fourth an4 afc& djatriote conventions have apt yet been held. We announced lost week thai Hon. Jftf, WilsoA would edit <w agricultural The buckboar&andsteady going ponies of Mr, Jackson Bitts, late of boomless New Chicago, rounded abend in the timber road a moment after a man, mounted on a racking horse, entered it from a sideway which joined the main road a little beyond the bend. The racking of the equestrian's steed was .kept from becoming monotonous by a tendency upon the part of the racker to stumble at the slightest provocation, and his rider, us he weakly reversed the horse at the .sound of the buckboard's approach and-came r«r»;li*ig toward it, looked as if a persistence in .that mode of traveling might speedily result inr shaking him to pieces. He was thin and wan, as if from a recent illness, and his mouth had a discouraged droop at the corners. He begged to share the buckboard seat with Mr. Bitta, supplementing the excuse that lie was in danger of being unable to long keep his joints together if forced to contimae the victim of the rack. '"""A. feller,"lie said presently, with a mournful tone that was almost a sigh— "a feller must save himself all lie kin— Specially when luck's agin him." He had fastened the racker behind the buckboard and crawled onto the seat "Um—*ih!" of relief. The two men exchangelT the civilities df "passing ,the time o' day," and Mr. Bitta, having done all that courtesy demanded of him, was ready to resume the .attack upon the chaotic schemes with -which he had been wrestling before the appearance of the other. "When luck'saginhim," his passenger repeated sigbJully, "as it is agin me!" "I reckon so,"" agreed Mr. Bitts, encouraging but little the evident desire of the other to indulge in reminiscencing. Mr. Jackson Bitts, late of New Chicago, was interested more in Junction City •and the financial'.benefit he expected to •derive ifrom the place than in the woes >of the man beside ,him. He had approached New Chicago six months^ before with the same wrestling with schemes that now tore him. The boom at that settlement had waxed .and waned, and Mr. Bitts had failed to enrich himself; but with the ever springing hope that animates the true boomer, he was now on his way to Junction City, filled with still greater confidence than lie had entertained upon approaching New Chicago. It was decided and announced that the Dakota and Gulf railway would cross the Transcontinental railway at a certain point where there was not little of nature's handiwork to be seen. The road bed of tlie Transcontinental a shanty on the line between two home' stead claims, an apology for a fence, another for. a stable—that was about all there was to be seen. This was at noon, A little later the agents of the two railroads and one of the proprietors of the shanty on the line between the claims were actively at work with a gang of men, and before 10 o'clock of the following day the entire section had been staked off in streets and lots. At noon the sale of lots began, and before night many had been sold. By sunset half a dozen shanties had been "slapped up," and Junction City began to be. The rapidity with which the news of the new born boom traveled was astonishing. The next day the building of houses and the coming of inhabitants began in good earnest. Shanties sprang up. Others came on Wheeled trucks from deserted claims and more or less excoseless settlement*. Tents, were plentiful, There appeared what out of courtesy were called stores. There, too, was a "hotel/ tiw "accommodations" of which were little short, of awful, and a saloon where was liquid comfort mostly of the "Battleat* brand, 4- day later the initial number of The JTunctlQn.aty Pioneer was sprung upoij Bitte* pasenger wriggled about on the seat of the buckboard and sighed again. "Iriick's be'n agin me ever since I kin maembor," he ventured presently. "Name's Partlow—Oracle Partlow." He paused to note the offect of this announcement, Mtrfcitts uttered an "uh-huh" of assent, tad withdrew within his shell. "1?ep," continued Mr, Partlow with pathetic pride, "I reckon I'm the un- lucldest man 'twixt this an' anywhurs. I've b'en mighty nigh everything but plumti killed." "that's bad," commented Mr. Bitts, without emotion. "TTm—ahl you bet!"pursued Mr. Partlow, wanning up, "I've be'n shot by a deputy isher'f for a hawse thief, I've be'n blowed nearly out uv the county by a cyclone, I've stood onabar'l with a rope MOund my neck, waitin' for a vig- ilantiBS' committee to decide whether I was the feller they wanted or not, an' I Was tarred an'feathered once by mistake. I've be'n held up by road agents an' robbed uv my last three dollars. Fve be'n chased by a crazy man. My wife ran away with a man who owed me, an' who was reckoned by me to be sure pay. A well caved in on me once, an' kept me buried for forty hours with a half inch crack to breathe through. I've had the rheuii^atiz off an' on for ten years, an' the j«fer riirht smart uv the time. An', all ihlaga considered, I reckon luck's agin^ineJ" "Looks so!" agreed Mr. Bitts, mildly interested. •"^al," resumed Partlow, ' 'after I had drifted about all over the west, I finally struck this part uv the state an' settled down, a few miles south uv yere on a claim jinin' the one that Ike Blue took up next day. I lowed that out thar on the flat land, with little to steal aa' apparently nobody to pester, I might sort o' live down'my luck!" He went on to tell how Mr. Blue and himself had erected their shanty across the dividing line of the two claims, each sleeping on the part of the cabin on bis own homestead, thus making a cheap pretense of complying with the requirements of the homestead law demanding a place of residence on each claim. Theji, before they had got more than fairly settled, the Transcontinental railway put in an appearance, cutting their claims in twain, and remunerating their owners'jbut scantily therefor. No'aierioos misfortune had overtaken Mr. Partlow, however,% but his accustomed ill luck manifested itself often enough to keep him in mind of the fact that man is of few days and f oil of trouble. The only cow possessed by the partners choked to death on almost the last of their turnips; the chinch bugs made merry with their discouraged looking wheat, and a train on the Transcontinental so frightened the team of horses that Blue and Partlow owned jointly that they ran away with a borrowed mowing machine and Mr. Partlow, ruining the former and endangering the life of the latter, But all this was nothing more than he expected, he said sighfully, and it was therefore mat with becoming resignation by Mr. Partlow. But Mr. Blue, less familiar with, misfortune, began to look With suspicion upon his partner as a sort •of modern and degenerate Jonah. "Shouldn't wonder," commented Mr. Bitts. It had been but lately that Partlow, though feeling physically out of shape, as he expressed it, had ridden to New Chicago on an errand of no interest to «s, and while returning had become weak, ill and delirious and, as he learned afterward, had been found wandering aimlessly about at a considerable distance from, the way he should have pursued, and faithfully folltrored by his old horse. Partlow had been taken in and cared for by kind souls, and was now only just recovering from a severe illness. He was ready to prognosticate more ill luck for the future. Prompted by what ha had believed a premonition, he had, before leaving the double claim, given Mr. Blue a laboriously executed documentresemhlina & r>««'~- ot &ttonw»y. jriyinar him authority over his claim during his absence. And now 4t would not surprise him much, he confessed, to find that Blue, concluding that he had feloniously run awjay with the racking horse, had indulged in some retaliatory measure. He could not see how Blue could avoid entertaining an uncomplimentary opinion of him, at the very least. "The claims air jest over beyond the timber thar," fee continued; "an' I wouldn't be surprised if"—His further forebodings were interrupted by the appearance of % little squad of horsemen, who came galloping toward the«a girt of the timber, just ahead. "That's Ike to front. The rest air strangers to jne ftt he said, gloomily. "Wpnder whftt's upT "Ike, what»v he began, as the horsemen reached the bnckboard. "Shut up, I 1 * broke in Mr. Blue, got a surprj^ jtaryoni" Partlow doulied up a little closer on the seat of the. blackboard. They were feftW way tbjough the timber before he spoke again, uptoThemjjt. *Ud*y they're goto' to Say, Ike, { hain't WORTH $1.00 $1.00 FOB I will continue the sale on these goods until Sept. SOth. Positively $1,00 after that date. Now is the time. JAS. TAYLOR. GEO. B. BACON Would respectfully announce to the public that he lias at the Ked Front, on State street, Algona, just opened up and now offers for sale an entire no- Consistmg of staple and fancy groceries, dry goods and tions, to which will be added new goods to make and keep our stock complete. While we earnestly solicit a call from all, we are especially anxious to meet the farmers of this vicinity, whose in- ur ^ 8 * attention. We havl come to i . e o stay and warrant all goods at. low .values and as we rebre- September 3.1800. GEO. B. BACON. "Jest my reg'lar luck," sighed Partlow. ' 'But I hain't done nuth'n' I" As they emerged from the timber looked up to see the familiar outlines of the shanty, on the line between the two claims. Instead he, wide eyed and open mouthed, beheld new born, bustling, booming Junction City, with its already respectable showing of houses and tents. There appeared activity everywhere— men hurrying hither and thither, more shanties and tents springing up, a building just rolling in on tt acks, a new depot rising sky ward—in short, the spring. ing up of a prairie "city." "W'y— w'y— I— how— where"— — Mr. Partlow threatened to collapse. "It's part uv the surprise," grinned Ike Blue. « 'You an* me own half uv the town. Mor'n a thousand dollars' worth uv lots sold already, an' more a-goin' ajll the time. Prices risin 1 every minute, We'll be rich men yet, Orkyole fellerl" "I-^-m luck" - t last - floon * ter out you sick, uuv no j»«* wa'n't i great danger! reckoned on not you know anything about this till could spring it on you all at once," "I—I can't Believe it!" faltered low. J"-— "Oh, it's all true!" "B.iph-~luck changed—I can't believe my senses. 1 " said Partlow, slowly, "I reckon I'm losin' wy mind or sump'nT He rose to step down from the buckboard, and weak from his recent illness and the excitement fell forward to the ground. "His arm is broken in two places," was the verdict of the doctor who had arrived at the settlement in good time to be called tothe cabin whither Partlow had been carried. The sufferer uttered what sounded like a sigh pf relief. "Things air all right yeti" he said, weakly. "I Hain't losin'my mind, after Morgan in Philadelphia Saturday Night! An Auburn m.uj was surprised the other day to see uu old customer come into his store aad j«/ him a bill, with interest, which w» to »aottwr town. It *» W^J%MH ^w^ ^^?^^ I' f*$. LIKED THE CITY OF CHURCHES. A Brooklyn Man "Who Had Only One Clond In all His Sunshine. "Why do I like Brooklyn better than New York? Til tell you," said a former dweller on Manhattan Island, who is now living in the City of Churches, to a reporter. "I moved over here to the first, place because rents were lower, It was not more than a week after we were settled wheu we received a pleasant call from people living in our block, and an invitation to make our church home in common with them in the Trinity Presbyterian church, at Marcy and Jefferson avenues. Inside of a month we had an agreeable circle of acquaintances, and were ourselves ready to extend a welcome to newcomers, "Show me a neighborhood in New York where a family moving in is treat' ed in that way, unless it be near a, mission church. In New York the ohurphea hire a 'missionary' who makes a business of visiting, and whose visits are purely business calls. In BrookhwL *• pAnnio An *K.» «rf<*<^-,, i- t .-»ouji7»na do it in a friendly way. In New York every* body is too busy and too conservative to think of his neighbor, unless it be to gossip about him, but in Brooklyn a» people take time to wake thettwelvea agreeable to their neighbors, "Another thing that is ttttte to itself, but counts f or a good deal i» the long run, is the attention one receives qn the elevated trains. The guards are wore accommodating and seen* to know wors to Brooklyn, ft pute me to a b*j*er humor all day wh^, fe the wp«»nf . as I go to my baaing, I «# ftn intelligent guard bathe train who is a gent to acts an well us looks. I don't i to be unreasonable, but I can't see why a guard in Jftwy Tor* cannot be quatote* with, distances "One

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