The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 14, 1891 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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VOL. XX. ALG-ONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JAN, 14, 1891. No. 15, I'UBLTSHKO KVKHY WKDNK8OAV STARR 8t HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription. •One copy, one year, In advance $i.«o 'One copy, six months, in advance 75 <One copy, three months, in advance 40 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped :tvnd all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment oC tho KEt'UBryiaAN Ofllce for Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed in this comity. Steam power. (39"Advertising rates in ado known on apj)ll- catlon. This paper Is tlie official paper of Kossuth county aud tho city o£ Algona, The cry of "advancing prices" gradually died out as the election returns came in. The inference is that it was started in the first place, to catch votes and Influence those returns. If the farmer is sinking nwcney every year on his corn and everything else that he raises where docs the poor fool get so much money to blow in, an<Sl when will he have sense enough to quitraisiug corn? The cordon of soldiers surrounding the hostile camp at Pine Ridge were ordered to close in Saturday and Sunday and force the Indians to fight or move into the agency and surrender. The entire body came in Monday afternoon and surrendered to general Miles. They were allowed to keep their arms. It is the general opinion of all that the waris over. Prom the annual report of Postmaster General Wauamaker the total cost of the postal service for the year ending June 30, 1890 was $66,645,083,80. The total revenue for the year was $60,858,783.40 leaving aclificiency of $5,.786,300.40. This is a veiy favorable showing. The record for this year will be ev0n better, the estimated deficiency amounting to $3,500,862.43. Mr. Wanamaker's administra tion has been characterized by an in creasing efficiency of the postal service with decreasing expenses. He makes a strong argument in hisu'eportfor a postal ', telegraph service. I —T 1 , , , M ,,„ fma Ex: After you get .angry and stop youi paper, poke your finger in the water, pull it out and look for the hole. Then you will know kow-sadly you are missed. A man who thinks a .paper cannot sur vive without his support ought to go of and stay awhile. When he comes bad half his friends will not know that he was gone and the othei'ihaif won't care a '. cent, while the world aMarge kept no ac \ count of his movements. You will fine I things you cannot endorse in every paper [Even the Bible is .rather plain and hits |some hard licks. If you-were to get mac burn your Bible .the hundreds o presses would still go on,printing it; one swhen you stop your .paper and call th .'editor names, the paper will still be pub fished, and what is more, you will read i the sly. The REPUHL.ICAN accepts .the disclos lires of the annual subscription "roun p" before the board .of supervisors as liost emphatic verdict of the people u approval of its political straightforward less. We say the people and >not merel; lie republicans of the county, for th eason that a consistent.and ceurageou ipressiou of opiuieu and honesty an Ilelity in party relations are admired bj /en those who hold opposite views. Th eople of the county generally feel tha |jth so largo a republican element in th anty there ought to «be a republican [icial {paper, and what is as much .to th it, they like to have a republican pa 1 in the house. Aud tkey do not wan lore profession or pretension of a weal 5d halting preference for republicanism *hey have no use for a professed repitbli an paper that cannot bo trusted out o [sight over night because of its illicit at Jtachments. They do not want a repubJi pan paper that will not be fair enough lie republican party to at least state position on national questions honestly jd accurately. They prefer a republicar per that does not stand on and advo the democratic platform during a National campaign and when the cam aign is over suggest that the republican iould end the dispute by going over t( the democratic side. They would prefer I republican paper not in the habit of say «ug that the great measures of the repub jtiau party, perfected by years of studj by tl»e greatest of republican statesmen jought to be wiped off the statute book I ptuout a trial. The people and the re publicans especially have indorsed th '<> REPUBLICAN with a vim and emphasi y,hat is very gratifying to us and that will trust, be instructive to our cotempor There could of course be but on alt—the biggest boom for the REPUJJ IN that it has had for years. §TEN TO THE TALE OF WOE i poor busted farmer dragged himsel [ the bank one day recently to get : cashed. Since the first of last Jul; isold over $6.000 worth of stoci [his Kossuth County farm and I) 11.000 more to draw before spring is hogs live and keep their health. This nau lives within a couple miles of Alona. Another impoverished granger vho lives a little farther out in the country ught to have mention along with this man ns an example of how the farmers of tiis state are cutting «cross lots in double nick time on a be i c line for the poor iOuse. This man came to Kossuth county ibout ten years ago without a dollar in he world. His name would not have eon good on paper anywhere for more nan ten cents. To clay he is the abso- ute owner of a quarter section of land, well stocked and well improved and he aises corn. Very near "$10,000 in ten fears." This is Hie way Kossuth county erves the farmer. •"TAMAJIM" ONOOV. BOIES. Mr. Wilson expresses his views on the corn question ia this week's issue of the IEPUUMCAN. He is inclined to take somewhat 'conservative view of the luestion and thinks that tfoe general dis- ussion of the corn question aroused by the Governor's speech will'be productive of good to the practice! farmer. Mr. Wilson estimates the cost of growing a bushel of corn at 20 cents—fodder not saved, and estimates tlie fodder to be worth as nwch to the former as the corn tself. No farmer in Mr. Wilson's estimation can afford to raise corn to sell at 22 cents per bushel, when the same corn can be turned into pork and beef and be made to yield the farmer over forty cents a bushel. It is pretty generally conceived ;hat the farmer who raises crops for market is putting himself at a disadvantage beside his neighbor who raises stock. The days when "crepping it" paid the biggest .returns are past, and yet hundreds of farmers so situated financially that they can.hold their crop for high prices, raise no stock arid make money. The average cental price-of Iowa land ranges from $2 to $3 per-acre or-one-third of the cro,p raised, harvested aud put in the crib or 'bin. The ^average Iowa renter manages to make •& good living and a little money. The average mechanic or laboring man does-no better. The farmers have less cause to complain than almost any other elass of our citizens. Gov. Boies' picture of the Iowa farmer's condition was misleading and an injustice to the .state and its leading industry. Such .& representation of Iowa woulc hav^boan contemptible in any man but it is more.-so when the man is our chief ex ecutive-and the picture was gotten up for partisan ends and,:political effect. CHUBB FOR GOVERNOR. Senator Chubb is receiving favorable mention from the press of the state in onneciion with the republican nomina- ion for governor, a place he would wor- hily fill. The beauty in nominating such rue and trusted men as Senator Chubb is n the fact that they arc both popular as andidaies and capable and conscientious officials. So good a man ought to bo ailed rtgain into public life, either to the ;overnor's chair or to a front seat in the egislature. A FEW QUERIES. MJ-. vC. W. Sarchett another busteo. farmer-who has. moved to town to live hands in the following queries which are yery suggestive. If we cannot 'Control trusts and com bines in our own' country, how can we do so in a foreign state 'I Is it because Great IJrittian know more than we do, or is more anxious about our welfare than we are ourselves, that she .has'been urging us to adopt fre trade £or 50 \years past? What .is the Tartff Reform Club of New York? Is it not the-some as the Cobden Club of London? Does it,not advocate the same doctrine Does it >not seek to compass the sami results? In wh.Bt particulars do they differ? Are the interests of England identica With our >©wn.? When did England fall in love with u to that extent thai-she is willing to sacri fice her own interests to ours? Was it before-or after she captured and burned our capital .in 1814? Is there any ,parallel to this act in Modern History.? What is Behring.Bea? Is it a part of th Pacific Oceen or of the Arctic Ocean To whom does at, belong? To Grea Britain? Did it .ever belong to her When did slie acquire the right to catcl seals there? Who granted her the righ and what did she pay for it? To whon did she pay it? When we purchased Alaska did wo no also purchase Behring.Sea? If not wh not? Why is Blaine playing bluff for politi cal purposes? "TAXA JIM" HONORED. The reorganization of the faculty of th< State Agricultural College has served in bringing Hon. James Wilson of Tarna county, still more protnineotly before the people as one of the best aiithoritie in the west upon all subjects relating to the farm. The farmer patrons of the Agricultural College have long been anxious to make it more distinctively an agricultural school. The general ten dency of the College has been away from the idea upon which it was originall; founded and to become more especially a technical and scientific school. The gen eral demand for a more thorough agri cultural course has led to a reorganize tion of the College and faculty. An ex clusivelly agricultural department, em bracing a thorough course of four years has been created aud "Tama Jim" ha been elected professor of agriculture and director of the Ames experimen station. No fitter acknowledgment o Mr. Wilson's ability could have been tendered him. Our institution ought now to be the leading Agricultural College in the country. No other college at presen offers as thorough an agricultural course own, is the leading agricuHuial state in he union, and .we ought to have the ading Agricultural CoHcge. Mr. Wilon's relations with the Algona Rerun- JCAN will be continued. FOUND DE.'].-;RTED ON A STONE. A. Touching 'Story of the Child of tho An- ihor of "John Halifax, Gentlem;ui." Every woman in the land 1ms bowed Town before "John Halifax, Gentle- nan," but how many know much of tho if o of tho woman whose brain child lie was? There is in it a little romance that [ am sure many will like to hear. Married to a gentleman who was a cripple, Mrs. Miiloch Craik lived ;in idyllic life at a beautiful country home a few miles from a-county town. Sho heard one day, quite incidentally, that ;i baby had been found'on a stone tit the cross roads, that it had been taken to the town hall, aud that .all tho gentry about were going to look'at it because it was such a sweet little child. So, following the example of her neighbors, she went too. Looking up into the sweet, sympathetic face of the famed authoress, the little baby sm&ed and put out its wee hands. Dinah Muloch Craik could not resist tins, and so she determined to take the child for her very own. Quickly it was wrapped up, and it bccama her baby. Devoted to i<, she was yet determined as it grew. older it should never have its •heart hurt by being told tho story of it; 'birth and adoption; so as soon as the lit- tio girl was able to understand, it w lovingly whispered to her that she hatl been found on the large Ktone which stood iu the center of the hall, anc •which always was decorated with flowers, and that God had .put her there that her mother might find her. As soon as she grew old enough it became hei daily duty to cut the flowers and ar<range them to make beautiful this grea! .rock that had been dug up from the •.cross roads ami brought there. To her it represented the place where the hands of the angels had rested when .they laid her down. -Curiously enough the child became very proud of the waj in which she had reached the dear .mother who cared for iher as lovingly aui :as tenderly as if she were really her owr : flesh and blood. Her birthday was tin day on which she was * ! ound, and whei the tenth one came around and a child' party was given her she was heard ask .ing one little girl, "How old are you?' '.The other one answered, "I was bori nine years ago." "Oh!" answered the .baby, "yon were bom like other chil dren, but I am better than that; I wa .found jiist where God had placed me. The childish pride-was as amusing as i r.vas pathetic. The years' have gone by, the eyes o ,the good mother are closed" forever to th «ights of this world, but the child sh •flared for lives in the great town of Lon .don aiid remembers. :and when th mother of "John Halifax, Gentleman, 1 and of this girl stands before Alniightj God, don't you think that he will say "As ye havo done it unto tho least o these, so I. will unto you."—Ladie; Homo Journal. Women 011 Another Star. £ji(Camille Flammarion's last romance of the stars some quaint and interesting fancies are given regarding the plane Mars. The poet-astronomer imagine: thai iin our next starry laeighbor tht density is so slight that material sub stances are very light, and that tliu the laying beings corresponding to our selves-are vastly more ethereal, delicate and sensitive than the inhabitants o earth. Dwelling farther from the sun than we, their optic nerve is more pow erfnl, and that fact, together with su perior magnetic and electric influences creates senses unknown to us and un imaginable by us. Everything is si much less ponderable, so much more un substantial than with us, ho goes on fo fancy, that the people there might be called thinking and living winged flow ers, for in the tenuous atmosphere wing had the first chance at development rather than a more terrestrial method o getting about, evolution having taken place in a series of winged species, anc the people living as much on the air anc on aerial plants as on the ground. Here also the density of the body anc its weight being so slight, all organism are very light and delicate, no othe food being taken Qjan that drawn from the atmosphere; d|us the female sex i tho predominating one, living on th airs of spring and the perfume of flowers the absence of gross food preventing gross ideas and clarifying the intellec to an immense power, while an unspeak able charm is exercised by these women in the fluttering of their wings and in the kiss of a mouth that never has eaten —Harper's Bazar. Special Delivery £t»mp*. Ho was a stamp fiend, young and precocious. The plain American, stamp ha< no interestJ'or him. He vm making For your first Choice of For Second Choice of For Third Choice of The first lot cost from $12 to 1 $15 and sold for $15 to $20. Sizes are 34, 36, 38 and 40. We have had a big trade on these goods and have made a price to sell them at. Do not miss this grand chance to buy a Cloak. Second lot cost $5 to $7.50 and we sold them for to $10 each. Here is another chance to get a Bargain. Come in and see if we will not give you a surprise. We are bound to close out the lot if a price i You-will find many other Bargains as well. Watch this paper for our ad for the next 30 days and we will save you the price of all the Algona papers for one year on what you buy in next 80 days. N. JB.—When your cash purchases amount to $15 you will receive free either of the following books, viz: The American Manual, Moody's Sermons, Compendium of Cookery. collection of foreign ones, and so when they sent him down to the postoffice for a package ho did not pay much attention, but brought it home and handed it over, and skipped out to play tag. Next day they showed him a new sister who had arrived. He looked at her with some curiosity. "Say, where did she come from?" "Oh, from heaven." "]?rom heaven! I know. That was the package I brought from the postofnce yesterday, and I never knoweil anything about it." "Yes." "Golly! why didn't you save me the stamps'?" — San Francisco Chronicle. A Sacrilegious Bobber. A stranger entered the Church of the Assumption, Brooklyn, one Saturday morning, and, borrowing a rosary from tho sexton, knelt in apparent prayer. When the sexton, who had been out, returned a few minutes later the stranger had vanished. So had two silver chalices, two silken, stoles and two prayer books. ChasB was given and the fellow was caught. Upon his person was found the booty taken from the church, as well as three silver coffin plates bearing the inscription, "Rest in Peace."— Philadelphia Ledger, Merely Eccentric. Visitor— Who is that-crazy fool? Host— He is not acrazyiool. He is merely eccentric. — Qor-A . Old Mrs. Grubbs— And so your daughter's --is set? Don't you think she is too yiuaijr to marry? Mrs. Dubbs— No, indeed. She has ruled the whole family for three years —Good Kowi. A Wooden Hovso Collar. I venture to ask you if wooden horse collars have ever be.en tried, and if not why not? The present style of collar is heating, aud very apt for that reason and on account of its roughness to cause sores on the neck of the horse. Zinc collars have been tried, with what result I do not know; but it seems to me that a wooden collar might be made which would be light, smooth and cool, on the same principle as the McClellan saddle tree, which for cavalry purposes has never beep surpassed.— Cor. New York Sun. The DUBUQUE WEEKLY TIMES is a large twelve page family paper. It contains all general news, Talmage's Sermons, Short Stories, a Continued Story, Bill Nye's Letters, Market reports not excelled by any other weekly paper published, a Pimie Column, matter pertaining to the farm dairy aud the household, and much miscellaneous and literary matter. It should be in every family. Considering its size and quality it is the cheapest paper published. Regular price $1.00 per year. New subscribers are entitled to a premium book, for which they get a discount of 50 cents if they do not take it, thus making the subscription price 50 cents the first years. Send 50 cents in two cent stamps or pastal note for first years subscription. Sample copies sent on application. Address, THE TIMES Co., Dubuque, Iowa. . *.~4er-.< — The first instalment of the selections from Talleyrand's long expected Memoirs is the most striking feature of the January CENTUUY. A sketch of Talleyrand by Minister Whitelaw Reid prefaces this instalment. The opening pages tell of Talleyrand's neglected childhood, and his entry into Parsian society. They also give his views of La Fayette, and the effect of the American on tlie French Revolution; some account of the beginnings of the latter; a very contemptuous opinion of the Duke of Orleans: a sketch of the author's slay in England and the United States, and a highly interesting conversation between himself and Alexander Hamilton on Free Trade and Protection. mn . WANTED—A good girl for general house work and care of baby. H. B. McCui;n)M. Hudson & Sliadle. Fine cabinets, family groups, baby pictures. Work alway first class. Notice to Redeem from Tax Sale To James Hardy aud Unknown Owners : You arc hereby notified that on the 5th day of December, 1887. the Treasurer of Kossuth county, Iowa, at a tax sale hoideu at the court house in Algona, in said county, sold the following described veal estate for the delinquent taxes thereon, viz : The north one-half of the northeast quarter of section No. twenty, iu township No. ninety-live, north of range No. twenty-nine, west of the 5th P. M,; and that the certificate of sale thereof has been duly assigned to ihe undersigned, the owner and holder thereof, and that tho right of redemption will expire and H deed be made, by the treasurer of said county, conveying said premises to the undersigned pursuant to the statute iu such cases made and provided, unless redemption from such sale be made within ninety days from completed service of this notice. Dated Jan. 7, isai. Y. u. STOUGH. 14-10 Holder of Certificate. Go to the remnant sale at Galbraitu's. Organs. L. Lessing has several styles of organs which he will sell at low figures. Also sewing machines on good terms and cheap. 47-tf Acts at once, never fails, DeWitt's cough and consumption cure. A remedy for asthma and that feverish condition which accompanies a severe cold.—Dr. Sheetz. THE PRESS (NEW YORK) FOR 1891. DAILY, SUNDAY, WEEKLY, C pages, ic. 20 pages, 4c. 8 or 10 panes, 20. The Aggressive Republican Journal of the Metropolis! A NEWSPAPER FOR THE MASSES. Founded December 1st, 1887. Circulation over 100,000 Copies THE PKESS is the organ of no faction ; puHs no wires ; lias no animosities to avenge. The most remarkable newspaper success iu New York. The Press is a National Newspaper Cheap news, vulgar sensations and trash find no place lit the columns of The Press. The Press has the brightest editorial page iu New York . 1 1 sparkles with points. The Press Sunday edition is a splendid twenty page paper, covering every current topic of interest, The Press Weekly edition contains all the good things of the Daily and Sunday editions. For those who cannot afford the Daily, or are prevented by distance from early receiving it, the Weekly is a splendid substitute. AS AN ADVERTIBIHG MEDIUM The I'ress luis no superior in N. Y. THE PRESS. Withiu the reach of all. The best and cheap* est Newspaper published iu America. Daily and Sunday, one year ............... 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