The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1891 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 20, 1891
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IOWA NEWS LETTE& £tate Oonvtmtione Soon td semble in Different As- ttl<S State Executive Council and It* Peculiar 1'owers-Ontlon of the Hoard of Railroad CoinmlgglnherB—Capi- tal city Comment*. [Special DCS Molnos Correspondence.] Des Moines hna enjoyed the distinction of being the political center and capital of the state for thirty years. It has only been within two jrears that any political convention has been held elsewhere. Two years ago the democratic state convention was held at Siovtx City. A year ago the republican state convention was held at Sioux City. This year both the leading political parties have again deserted 'Des Moines, the democrats Bfoing to Ottumwa and the republicans to Cedar Rapids. The cities where conventions have not been held are naturally more polite and affable to the delegates than at the capital, where so many conventions meet annually, therefore it is but natural that some of the political gatherings go to other enterprising cities of the state. Speaking of this matter reminds us that the several political conventions of the state have now been called. The independent farmers' political convention has been called to meet in Des Moines June 3. The state democratic convention will meet June 24. The republican state convention July 1. No state convention of the union labor party has been called; however, a notice has been issued by the state chairman requesting members Of that party in the several counties to meet in their own capacity, and to send delegates to the convention to be held in Cincinnati May 19. Thus within from four to six weeks all the political machinery will be in motion, and people will be again engrossed in politics. The contest in the state will be as thoroughly arousing in its nature as any that has ever been held. Between the republican and democratic parties the struggle will be for state supremacy and the control of the general assembly, which is made all the more important by the fact that the next general assembly Will be atithorized to redistrict the *tate into congressional and legislative districts, and the successful party can by unfair means arrange to control the state for several years to coine. The farmers of Iowa have three separate and distinct organizations in the state: The state farmers' alliance, which has been in existence for several years past, has for its president J. B. Furrow, of Gar win, and as secretary August Post, Moulton. The state farmers' mutual benefit association has for pi-esident James Jennings, Munn; secretary. E. G. Bailey, Rochester. Lately a new farmers' alliance and industrial union has been organized with J. M. Joseph, of Creston, as president, and G. B. Lyon, Corydon, as secretary. The state grange still exists as an organization, the principal officers being J. E. Blackford, of Algoaa; secretary, J. \V. Murphy, of Murphy. These organizations are all more or less active, bringing the farmers together for discussion of their mutual interests. Of all the organizations the first named in this list, the state farmers' alliance, is the strongest and has subordinate alliances in every county in the state. The state executive council, com. posed of the' governor, secretary, treasurer and seeretai-y of state, have been occupying their time of late trying to determine what the walks and approaches to the new state house shall be made of. A vast amount of these wa ks are to be made, and it is supposed that it will cost some ten thousand dollars. The council have ieared that concrete made in the ordinary way into large blocks would by the freezing and thawing of Iowa winters crumble. All the bids for these pavements and walks have been rejected and new proposals will be received. The council has ascertained that in Chicago and some of the cities of the northwest these concrete walks Lave been laid in such excellent shape as to be better than stone, and very durable. The council has been •very anxious that the beautiful state house grounds should not be marred by defective, poorly constructed approaches. But little progress has been made, so far as beauty is concerned, in improving the state • house grounds. Dirt has been graded off and prepared, but the work is all in progress, and much of the appropriation made by the last general assembly for the improvement of the grounds has not been expended. In this connection it might be mentioned, while it is scarcely realized by the state, how much authority is given the executive council, a board which began originally as having only authority to canvass the vote of certain officers. Beginning in that way it has now developed into almost a legislative body. The council jifts charge of nil the contingent expenses of the state officer^. When calamities overtake the state institutions they have certain contingent funds to .appropriate from, in fact they keep all the routine and detail of the state's business in motion. The council holds several meetings each month, and has as much business to transact as the board of supervisors in the most populous county of the state. Another tribunal whose duties have been greatly increased in the last few years is the board of railway commissioners, The commission was created in 1878, but the original statute ^avetbe commissioners s^h slight authority that for about tou. years the office was nominal in the duties imposed and labor required, \> bite t^? pay was very steady. The new railway law, enacted by the twenty -second generfti assembly, conferred upon the railway commission full and complete iiut^pMtj to wake (schedules of rates for all fines in the state, to create crossings, regulate trains and do everything tbj,$ railway managers have power to do, ^Riey have power to enforce their %o^iQi|»Vfesr a.U iba machinery of the courts, '" nes« of n« first importance, »nd to continue other cases in order to advance cases pertaining to railway decisions. With this authority tha office of railway commissioner is Second in importance to none in the state. The commission is perpetually in session; have a secretary and clerks employed, and it might be said they hold court every day, hearing complaints against railways and complaints from railways as to imaginary or real grievances against the commission. The reports and decisions of the Iowa commission have been recognized as authority with the other state commissions and with the national commission. Making the commission elective by the people has not detracted from its influence nor from its standing, nor has the character of the men chosen to the commission deteriorated, as many persons predicted would be the case. . The laws of Iowa do not permit an insurance company organized within the state to transact more than one kind of insurance—that is, an insurance company could not insure against fire, (vccident, tornadoes, etc., under a charter granted to them to transact fire insurance. While the law makes these requirements of Iowa companies, it is silent on what rules shall govern companies from other states that come into Iowa to do business, except that it provides that no outside company can transact business in Iowa in violation of the laws of the state that the company hails from. A few days ago the American Equitable Insurance Company of Baltimore applied to the state auditor of Iowa for permission to transact business in this state, desiring to insure on two different plans. The state auditor declined" to issue the certificate, holding that the state law in regard to that subject should govern all companies that should apply from other states. The agent of the company, when the state auditor refused to issue a certificate, began mandamus proceedings against the state auditor to compel him to issue the certificate of authority, and tlms the matter will be decided in the courts. Des Moines is larger than the capital of any other western state, and it is estimated that twenty-five hundred hou ses will be built in the city this yea •.. Business has been steadily good, and there have been no failures in any line of trade or among the banks or loai- companies. It is expected that the growth of Des Moines in the next three years will be greater than it was in the booming years of '81, '82 and '83. IOWA STATE, NEWS. FARMERS IN POLITICS. The Iowa Alliance Will Have a Fall State Ticket In the field. A call signed by about sixty leadera of the Farmers' Alliance nnd other in- "dustrial organ stations of Iowa has been issued for a people's independent state convention to be held in Des Moines June 3 for the purpose, as stated in the call, "of adopting a platform of principles upon which all patriotic citizens of the state can unite in nominating a state ticket to be voted for at the ensuing election, each county being entitled to ten delegates, to be selected by u county convention, in which members of all industrial organizations and other, individuals who favor independent political action in Iowa this year shall be entitled to participate." ITS DAYS NUMBERED. to Chicago's Famous TJ.vpO.sltloti Building He Demolished. CniCAfto, May 9.—The old exposition building is to be torn down, and. as the matter now stands, the work of demolition will begin next Monday. The lease of the Interstate Industrial exposition company expires Saturday night, and Mayor Washburne has been appealed to to enforce the ordinance which provides for the removal of all obstructions on the lake front as soon as their contract with the city expires. [The interstate industrial exposition building, now occupying the lake front at the foot of Adams street, and extending from Monroe to Jackson streets, was erected in 1873. and from the character of the meetings that have been held beneath its smoky roof has become a place of national interest. In political events there is no building in the United States so prolific of events of interest. Beginning in 1816 the republican national convention filled its floors and galleries and Grant and Wilson walked out triumphant. Four years later, in 1880, two presidential nominations were made. Gen. Grant, with his solid phalanx of 103 delegates, stood out ballot after ballot, but was beaten on a line that, had proved successful in his campaigns, James A. Gurfleld was nominated for president and Chester A. Arthur for vice -president. The greenbackers, then in the acme of their career, nominated Gen. Weaver as their standard-bearer the same year. In 1884 Grover Cleveland was chosen by the democrats, and the same year from the same platform James G. Blaine was put forth by the republicans. Not counting the political conventions mentioned, and outside the annual expositions, Kepubllcan State Convention. The official call for the republican state convention is as follows: The thirty-sixth annual state convention ol the republiennsof Iowa will be held at Cedar Naples on Wednesday, July 1,1891, at It o'clock a. UK, for the purpose of placing in nomination t'undUtnteH for the following state offices: Governor, lieutenant governor, judge of tue su- premo court, superintendent of public instruction, railway commissioner. The ratio of representation will be one delegate for each county and one additional delegate for each 80(1 votes or fraction of 100 or over cast for W. M. McFurlund for secretary of state in 1890. By order of the republican central committee. EDQAE E. MACK, Chairman. E. D. CHASSELU Secretary. linrned to Death by Alcohol. Clara Peng, the 10-year-old daughter of a wealthy Pomeroy merchant, who was visiting her aunt, Mrs. Alvena Miller, in Chicago, was accidentally burned to death. Miss Peng was suffering from cramps and a bandage soaked in alcohol had been placed cvei her abdomen. While preparing to retire uhe lit a match and the vapor from the alcohol ignited and in an instant the cloth was in flames and she was fatally burned. School- Statistics. The census report shows that for the year ended September 15, 1890, there were 'l',W,620 pupils in the public schools of the state, of which number :i5],450 were males and 241,104 were females; total number, of oolored pupils, (i47. The teachers numbered 36,567, of which 5,460 were males and 31,107 were females. The private schools numbered 647, with 15,619 pupils, and the parochial schools 523, with 20,893 pupils. Interested In Jnwa JLatids. It is not generally known that Jay Gould is largely interested in Iowa lands. He owns the controlling interest in nearly 5,000 acres of coal lands on the Wabash railroad between Des Moines and Harvey. He recently stated that he would not sell the tract for $300 per acfre as the coal is bound to make it valuable if not immediately at least some time in the near future. Snmnacr Totirlstn. ' ' Take tho Chicago, St. Part! & Kansas City Railway, the popular route to all points of interest in the scenic Northwest and tho Puget Sound region. Connects with transcontinental trains for all resorts dear to the hearts of pleasure seekers. F. H. LOWT>, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Phoenix Building, Chicago, III. BPIIINO is the seed time. To the fellow who is still wearing his last winter's clothes it is also the seedy time.—Buffalo Express. IT is admitted both by press and public that there is nothing so charming as Mc- Vickcr's new Theater, Chicago, and when taken into consideration that on last Monday (May 11) tho famous comedy-drama "Blue Jeans" was the attraction, the beautiful play-house was crowded to tho doors, and the enthusiasm was unbounded. "Blue Jeans" will bo given until further notice, including Sunday night, with mutiuees on Wednesday and Saturday. BEFOTIF, plunging into housecleaning consider well tho poiHt of a-tack.—Blnghamton Republican. DOBBINS' Electric Soap does not chap the hands, being perfectly pure. Many people afflicted with Salt Rhoum have been cured by its use. Preserves and whitens clothes. Have your grocer order it and try it now. To DUpel Colds Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse tfee system effectually, yet gently, when costive of bilious, or when the blood is Impure or sluggish, to permanently cure habitual constipation, lo awaken the kidneys and liver to a healthy activity, without irritating or weakening them, use Syrup of Figs. THIS is the season of tho year when pot- tod plants want the earth.—Washington Stur. • . AN owner of a butting property—the suburban resident who keeps a goat. THE little barber is none the less a strapping fellow.—Glens Falls Republican. IT would take more nerve than money to get "in the swim" at the north pole. THE tramp is like is readily adapted Courier. a railroad sleeper—he to a roadbed —Boston IN 1850 "Broum's Bronctiial Troches'" were Introduced, and their success as a cure for Colds, Coughs, Asthma and Bronchitis has been unparalleled. A MAN naturally finds it necessary to have recourse to his "uncle" after he has "auatled" too much.—Biughamton Leader. ALL cases erf weak or lame bock, backache, rheumatism, will find relief by wearing one of Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonna Backache Plasters. Price 25 cents. Try them. AT the present rato of legal fees none but a wealthy man can "keep his own counsel." —Boston Courier. THE Grip of Pneumoniamay bo warded off with Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar. pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. The Turning Point With many a man Is Homo trivial act, nnd a mero recommendation of some friend to try &• S. has saved the lives of hundreds. Speaking a good word for H, A, 8. fa natural, for wherever it lias been tried there have always been good results. S, S. S, for j Sore Throat, Swelling*, SCIATICA, Spralos, Brnlsea, Bnma, Scald* IHE CHARLES A. VOOELER CO.. Bilttmort, Hd. BLOOD Poisotuita, CAKCBB OF THE Seat. ULCERS AKD Sons. { ALL SKIS Dw&un. 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The Girl Who Graduates A page of suggestions valuable to you and your daughters. Will Think More of Home. Claytcr Hushaw and William Bradley, two Missouri Valley boys, tired of the humdrum of home life and started out to see the world. They only got as far west as California Junction, where they slept in a barn over night, and returned home the next day fully satisfied that home was a pretty good place after all. * Camp iMoetlnjj Dates. The annual Methodist camp meeting at Storm lake will be held August 14 to 24 inclusive. Dr. AYatson will have charge of the meeting. The Iowa state camp meetingat Clear Lake commences August 0, continuing to the 18th. Dr. Potter will be in charge, assisted by Prof. Miller and Rev. Dote, of Chicago. To Make Beet Sugar. E. H. Dyer & Co., beet sugar manufacturers of California, have completed negotiations for the largest beet sugar seventy-three important events and class ex- i plant in the west at Marshalltown. hibitlons havo occurred within its walls. Among these were thirteen annual exhibitions of horses, cuttle, dairy products and poultry by the state board of agriculture; an international exhibition of railway appliances; the Chicago operatic festival; North American saengerfest, twice; the Knights Templar's conclave; Theodore Thomas' summer night concerts, ten seasons; national conventions and exhibitions by school-teachers; Electric association; Photographic association, and nurserymen, twelve events In aid of charities, and many others of less public importance. la 181)0 the Verestchagin art collection was exhibited.] LOOTED THE RUINS. How a Pittsburgh Mob Sooured a Quantity or Provisions. PITTSBUKGH, Pa.,'May 9.—The ruins of Tuesday night's big fire were looted by a mob of men, women and children Friday. During the busiest part of the day, when the streets were thronged, the mob took possession of the burned buildings and for two hours the greatest excitement prevailed. There were no police on the scene and the crowd Une\v that buried beneath the ruins were thousands of dollars' worth of goods, eatables, etc. Hungarians and Italians composed the greater portion of the crowd and they ran, sacked everything in sight. Hams- cans of lard, condiments and coffee were carried away in large quantities. They were armed with sacks and baskets to carry their booty away, and it looked as though a systematic raid had been planned and was hurriedly being- executed. Never since the riots of '77 have such scenes taken place in Pittsburgh. The interior of the Hoeveler building proved a rich field for exploration. Risking: their lives under the tottering walls, women wrinkled with age, dirty-faced chil* dren and hard-countenanced men threw hot bricks aside and extracted from the debris thousands of hams, cans of lard and many other lj!je articles. The crowd numbered several hundred souls and several fights occurred over the possession of some especially desirable article. The firemen who were still at work on ttw ruins finally drove tfce looters off by turning the water on t^em. IJundreds of dollars' worth of goods were stolen. A freight on the St. Paul read waj wrecked near iiubuque Supttay. Engineer B^'hjnond was killed The capital stock is 8650,000, and the daily capacity of the factory 400 tons. The factory is to be ready for the fall crop. This is the first beet sugar plant in Iowa- News in iSnef. John Wilson was drowned near Missouri Valley, while trying to wade across the bayou. J. L. Matthews, postmaster at Willman, was ai'rested on the charge of ein- bezzliug postal funds. A man named Wilson was drowned at Missouri Valley while attempting to wade the Sioux river. A. P. Hermann, of Chicago, swam the Mississippi river at Montrose to Nauvoo, 111., a distance of 8>£ miles, io thirty-seven minutes. Maurice, Sioux Center a»d Granville, Sioux county towns, haveincorpoiated. Good potatoes are shipped into Davenport from Minnesota and sold for §1.15 per bushel. A post office has been established at Mount Clara, near Keokuk, and J. M. Green appointed postmaster. The Filth District Editorial a&socia tion of Jowa held its annual convention at Marhalltown. Adam Losh, of Harrison county, is over 90 years old. The other day he walked 6 miles to Missouri valley awl ba ;k on a little shopping expedition. The funeral services over Mra Maple, a prominent society woman of Chariton who died recently, were conducted en* tiraly by women. In a drun^n street fight at Burlington Judd Minor stabbed Jack Burke in the face three times, producing probably fatal wounds, William O'Connor, a lunatic who was believed to have escaped from tbe asylum at Independence, was captured at Fa,irbury, 111. IV4 Briggs, of Missouri Valley, claims to have killed U3 blackbirds at Qne shot. 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