The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 29, 1890 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 29, 1890
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tflPPBB DJSS M01NE& ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, QOTOB1K 09, 180% Hie Upper Des Moines, SY 1NGHAM & WABRHlN. The TtepubHcan Ticket, .. Stftte.... ;..W. M. f of state..... ...... JAMES A. LYONS PM Of State. ...... .BYRON A BEBSON net General ............ JOHN Y. STONB J of Switt-eme Court.... J. H, HOTHROCK t of BttfeWttie OOtlrt ........... O. B. PBA Y ,_*ter Supreme Court.... N. B. RAYMOND Sway Ootnmlssloner ..... ..... .J. W. LUKE ' , Tenth ict.... ......,...,,.....1. P. DottlVER . of District Court, Fourteenth cial District. ...........;. OEO. H. tiAtttt aicial COtJOTY. fSe*k of Ootirts ............... A. A. BRuNSON seebfder ................. ....M. P. RANDALL OOllHty Attorney ...... . ..... W. B. QUARTON Q. H. PETERS, GRANT BENsbHOTteR Candidates* Cards. Vot 'County Attorney-I hereby announce Myself an independent candidate for county attorney. W. L. JOSLYN. TIM! iiOC'ATj ISSUE. The local question to be decided this , Ml is whether tho republicans propose to maintain an effective organisation in the county. It is idle to deny that another personal and sectional fight attended by defeat, will not be recovered from in years. It is useless to review last fall's campaign. Personal spite had much to do with its disastrous outcome, but we believe that much greater part was<luo to the mistaken political foresight which changed the regular order of our conventions, and called thorn all together. Be this as it may a ticket anado up In the main of good men was sacrificed. This fall wo have a ticket unexceptionable as to men, unexceptionable as to tho method by which It was put up. Is personal pique and tho "knifing" process to be resorted to in the -vain attempt to even old scores, and are tho republicans going to engage in a potty and absurd squabble i>y which ithqy lose .all chance of holding the respect and confidence of tho moss of intelligent and fair minded people v/ho cast the votes? This is tho issue «nd almost tho only issue. So far as^ the local tickets are concerned they both have good men, personally worthy of the ihonor should' they bo elected. The county will not bo ruined whoever is iolected. The republicans .stand facing the problem of casting their full, fair vote for a ticket fairly and honestly ohoson by themselves, and thereby commending tho intelligence and efficiency of their organina- ;tion, or of repudiating their own official notion, and thereby making their ^nominations worth less than tho paper they are printed on. The party stands at the dividing of thb yays. There ^should bo no doubt about wliich way it will turn. Let the honest action of tho convention bo endorsed by every man, who cannot prove to the satisfaction of iidr minded judges that the candidate lie objects to is incompetent, dishonest, ''or unfairly chosen. If the ticket put tip by the republicans ofKossuth county is defeated at the polls, then it may safely be said that none can be elected. But we have no idea that it ^lljujMnoutJhat Way. Wte give space this week to part of a long letter by Theodore Roosevelt ott the issue in Wisconsin, not only because that issue is by far the most important one involved in this fall's election, but also because his letter so plainly and fairly states the real sentiments of all American citizens wherever born. Mr. Roosevelt is the Dutch descendant which his name implies, as was Van Buren, but he is in the best sense an American, and one of the best Americans. There are few of us who trace our descent far without discovering that we are Gorman8,or Irish or Scotch or something else. But if wo are true to the spirit of our Institutions, we are Americans and nothing else. There is room for but one people even in this broad land, and whether near or far removed from foreign birth, not one of us can fall to endorse tho spirit of this let- tor. Any attempt to make distinctions of race in America, for people of one birth to have special privileges, for discrimination against our national language, is a revival of the know nothing spirit which so signally failed before, and which will fail again. MR, DOLLtVER IK 1MOKA. He Drew a House that Was fall to Overflowing—Enthusiastic Lls* • tenet's—A Good Speech* Mayor Jones Answers Some Democratic Tariff Argument—Stude* Pulls Off —Other Political Matters. "* In the course of his great speech in Major McKinloy'a district, Elaine defended reciprocity and said: "I believo we will make very favorable arrangements to trade with South America." Ho only asked a year's trial to prove that it wns the proper method by which to extend our commerce. WAS TO BE EXPECTED. No one is surprised and none fool disappointed because tho LuVerno News Man last week got out his sharp knife t and proposes to have the scalps of the ' republican nominees for county offices. It was to be expected, Ho wont home u disgruntled kicker. Ho was a delegate in tho convention, and offered no protest against the nominees at the time, nor to tho work of the convention, Which was the fairest and squarest convention ever hold in tho county. But the fact that lie was a delegate and a participant seems to cut no figure in the matter. Ho appears to bo a born . kicker, and that may bo a sufficient explanation for anything ho does. His main grievance seems to bo tho fact that the county attorney nomination fell to Mr. Quarton, whom ho first picture's as a ward politician, and later on accuses of having been one of the "purifiers" last fall, and of holding in his ifflce a meeting at which tho most vo- iferous cheering was over republican There can bo no doubt that there is a lot of humbug in some of the advance in prices made in this campaign. Whilo tho tariff advances the cost of some things, it can hardly bo said to increase the cost of those things on which it has been lowered. We commend Mayor Jones letter on this point. Whatever else may be said of Speaker Reed, no one will deny that ho is tho master of keen speech. In opening his ad- dross at Waterloo ho said: "There are a groat many of you hero, but I miss one class tho slid oyed and impoverished farmer of Iowa. I don't see a single agriculturist in all this vast assemblage. I see nono of tho signs that tho democratic papers toll us indicate tho presence of tho Iowa farmer. I am sorry, for I had intended to say some consoling words to them and assure them that we wore not going to rob them of their rags. But I see nothing before mo to ad- dross but bloated manufacturers; for your good clothes and happy faces show that happy condition which that eastern plunderer must bo in. So you must bo in Iowa by mistake, unless, perchance, democratic editors have boon lying about you, you look reasonably prosperous." The State Leader got a joke on itself last week «y having a big editorial about tho rise in tho price of dry goods, and in tho same issue a dry goods house advertises cheaper prices than over. That's where the tariff debate gets to in a campaign. .id rusu ipuf. CIIS mil efeat. Mr. Quarton denies the charge, jvnd if it comes to a question of voracity ,tween the two gentleman, our jour- itic friend's statement will not count v^ r'jnuch. But suppose it to be true, what sort of a position does the News place itself in by becoming guilty of the very thing which it decries in Mr. Quarton? Verily, consistency becomes a .precious article. Tho News has f aing but sneers for tho rest of tho I cet, and prates about most of the I jainees having been elected from Aly gpna, as if it were a crime for good men A '„ to reside at the county seat—men, too, who are all amply qualified, and who >l were the honest choice of a large ina- ' jority of the republicans of the county. Such ranting is tho merest twaddle, and is worthy of just about such fellows as the News editor. Outside of supervisor, this sort of argument has ; no weight whatever. A person elected f to any other county office than that of [. supervisor naturally becomes a resident | ^ Of the county seat. Algona made no $ nominations in that convention, nor K ; pould it have done so if it had desired. The men who were eventually the successful ones got their votes from all parts of the county. It was a conven- '-' tion without manipulation, without i trades, without bargains or sales, or promises of future delivery. And we believe these facts will be borne in gjind by the republicans of the county yho believe that honest and honorable Illljr f Party organization is worth anything. Tho Nonpareil devotes a four column editorial to Gov. Boies' speech at Council Bluffs. Tho .speech was worthy of tho editorial, and tho editorial does not fall bo- hind in merit. It is a good debate. THE MITCHELL ASSOOLATIQg. Urlef KoHiimo of tho AVorlc Done kt Jjtint Week's Mooting. On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week tho Mitchell association of Congregational churches mot with the local Congregational church of this city. Mitchell asociation derives its name from a little village located north of Osage, where there is a Congregational church which enjoys the distinction of being among the oldest in the association, it having boon organized in 1857 The name is in no sense an indication of the scope of territory covered bv the churches of this body. That territory includes a tract of country nearly one hundred miles long from east to west and about forty wfdo from north to south, Algona being at tho western and Now Hampton at the eastern limit. Within its boundaries are about thirt churches, many of them small an! weak, still children of tho Home Mis sionary society which contributes mor than $1,500 each year to sustain christ Ian work in these parts. Tho association meets twice eacl your, in October and May. Tho latte is the regular annual meeting and i usually regarded as the more impor tant, reports of church and Sunday school work being submitted at tha tome, and plans laid for tho successfu raising of home missionary funds Algona was favored with the fal meeting, and some seventeen delegates from abroad were present. Rev, N S Packard of Ionia was chosen moderator' and tho regular programme began with tho addresses of Secretary Towle and Rev, Goiger of Mason City. Wednesday was devoted to tho general topic of applied Christianity, Mrs. Hinckley of Riceville, and D. R. Hubbard of Mason City reading able papers. Rev. Chas. Noble of Charles City discussed Mormonism. During the ladies' meeting in the afternoon Mrs. H. E. Stacy read a paper giving reminiscences of home missionary work in early times in Algona. In the evening" Rov. H H Morse gave his ideas of the relution- shtp of religion to social problems, and Rev. Douglass and Rev. Hicks closed tho meeting with able addresses. The attendance at all the meetings was good, and much interest was manifested. It hus been some years since Algona entertained the association, and e reet ^ "gain whenever ma choose to journey J y ?i . the brethren from the eastward. Mr. DqiliVer must have have felt that the large audience which greeted htta at the court house lost Thursday evening was a mngnificient compliment, not alone to his ability as an orator, but to his Work during the past two years as congressman from the Tenth district, as well. The court room and gallery were filled to such extent that standing room was not only at a premium, but many of the late comers were obliged to go away, not being able to get into tho house. Such a crowd has not gathered in Algona to listen to a political speech for many a day. And it was not made up from Algona alone, but noticeable in the audience were many farmers from a considerable distance from town, and from ail parts of the county. It was a representative gathering. It was likewise enthusiastic, and evidenced its appreciation by frequent and hearty applause. If we may be allowed to pass judgment, it is proper to say that Mr. Dolliver has made marked improvement in his methods of campaign speaking. Formerly his addresses were punctuated with more of the dash and brilliancy of oratory; now ho makes use of argument and statement of facts. As ho remarked privately, ho has " dropped tho fireworks and got down to business. " The change is in the line of progression, and wo lilco it. Brilliant oratorical flashes count for little in a political contest. They sound well from the rostrum but are soon forgotten. What the people want in a matter in which they are vitally interested is facts—the actual situation—in order to enable them to intelligently exercise their royal prerogative as American citizens. The rest may safely be left with them. In possession of the correct information, there need be no fear but they will do the proper thing when they go to the polls on election day. Mr. Dolliver treated in a general way of tho things done by congress and the republicans, rather than of what had been promised and what 1 they were going to do. He endorsed the dependent pension bill, and cited numerous instances of worthy people being deprived of pension aid who were justly entitled to it, because of the difficulty of securing the necessary evidence for presenting their claims. Those from whom this evidence was obtainable had either passed to the " silent majority" or were not to be found. The dependent bill in a large measure remedied this evil and it was passed by a republican congress. He did not want to live to see the day when a worthy, veteran or a veteran's widow should ask for and be refused the small pittance which, in many casses, was the sole means of keeping body and soul together. He would lose his good right arm before he would ever vote against a measure which would furnish such relief. Of the free coinage act be wont into an extended explanation of the country's financial policy, tho necessity for the coinage of more silver, and the manifest benefits which were bound to follow. More people were anxious to hear something about the tariff than anything else, and when he reached this question he said that his hea'rers were probably prepared to see him " slip up on the tariff." His views are probably well known on the subject. He favors the McKinley tariff bill as probably as the best that could be done under the circumstances. While the tariff rate was increased on many articles, it was reduced on others, so it was perhaps an even thing as compared with the old schedule. However much people may differ on this quustion of tariff, or dissent from his views, he made a very plausible argument in favor of the present system. It is a question not to be determined by one political speech nor a dozen, but rather by the actual workings of the law as they shall be developed later on. He main tained that prices for goods were not be ing advanced as a result of the passag of the tariff bill, and in support of th _ cited numerous published interview with Marshalltown business men in which they averred that prices wer not being and would not be advanced that they had bought heavily at the old prices, and would sell at corres ponding figures. He very candidly at good prices now being attention of the writer having been called to this item, he concluded to look the matter up, as ho such notice had been served on him by any Of the companies he deals with, and on examining the schedule 0, which includes iron and steel, he found that instead of an advance of duty on the bars of irttn and eteel of which harrows are made, there is either no change from the old rate or there is a slight reduction, as, for instance, bar iron rolled or hammered, comprising flats hot lefis than ohe inch wide nor less than three-eighths of an inch in thickness, the old rate was eight-tenths Of a cent a pound, and the hew rate is precisely the same. In the matter of forgings of steel or iron, or tho two combined, the new rate is two- tenths of a cent a pound less than the old rate, so that as a matter of fact harrows and pulverizers ought to be less rather than more in price than last season. As the item referred to in this article was evidently intended as a political scheme to affect the coming election, and not a notice on the part of Mr. Graham that he intended to advance the prices of all his iron and steel goods next season, I simply thought I would say to my customers and all others that steel harrows and pulverizers will be sold by me at the old stand, or delivered free of freight at any station in the county, at old prices and probably less than fast season. Goods of this class have been constantly declining in price for the past fifteen years and will continue to decline for years to come, iust in proportion to'the cost of producing them, not alone in the cheapening of the raw material of which they are made, but by improved appliances in the manufacturing process. There is not a farmer in Iowa who does not know that there has been a constant decline in the price of all clasbes of farm implements for the past twenty years, and this decline will continue in all departments of manufactured goods just as fast as capital can find safe employment in the development of the latent resources with which this country abounds. It is all nonsense to talk of advancing prices of steel or iron goods; it is only a trick to furnish an excuse for asking more than goods are worth, or for political effect. Call at the new Algona Wigwam and get all the first- class goods you need at old prices, with the regular decline which each season has brought about. My building is full of all kinds of useful articles for the farm and road, and I will guarantee no advance in prices at present. J. R. JONES. Studer Declines. Nathan Studer in a letter to the democratic committee declines to be a candidate for supervisor. In part he says, '' although I did not solicit the support of any delegate, I received the nomination, for which I feel truly grateful. I consider it proof that I have the confidence of my party, and that it was an endorsement of my official acts while I held the office of supervisor. That endorsement is far dearer to me than the office, and DOM OK THE BIG MtJBDY, A firlef Visit to the Thfltittf Cities of Cottiicii Staffs ftfid tffiey Are Doing. Nebraska's Peculiar Political Situation- Former Algonians who Are fcoitfg ride, the HW tt of the town. _ north lies,thece«eta the. tttt Nebraska, next to Wisconsin, is closing one of the most interesting rifed exciting political campaigns e'vef held in the United States, the issues are divided, but the greatest struggle is over the prohibitory amendment. This will be submitted at the polls to vote, and a desperate struggle will bo finished in which the forces of prohibition all over the country have been pitted against the commercial influences in the state. The campaign has been conducted with vigor, nearly every business man actively opposing the measure. Omaha especially feels a great interest in the outcome, as there is a prevailing impression that if prohibition succeeds for years at least the result will be to disturb business and discourage the investment of capital. While visiting there Friday, we heard no other opinion expressed by Omaha men, and yet the result is in some doubt, and the work on both sides is increasing, Among the advocates of the amendment has been Gov. Larrabee, and a leading Omaha lawyer, assured us that he had made the most effective address of the campaign. His argument was, that while prohibition would not stop all liquor selling, it would make it a 'lawless business, conducted by the law breaking class, and supported likewise. The result would 'be to remove any trace of respectability from the public drinking place, and this rapidly destroys its attractions and power. The most able persistent and aggressive ap- ponent is E. Rosewater, editor of the Bee, the leading paper of the west. When ho began the prohibition forces were on the ascendant. He has made the fight through his paper, on the stump, part of the time without active support, but with such force, that the impression is that the amendment will be defeated. But another issue of scarcely secondary interest is up, and with surprising developments. The Farmers' alliance has a full state ticket in the field, and the tributed" the brought for farm produce to the natura and proper causes. There is a short ago of crops in a large belt soutli of us and Io\ya, and this portion of the state in particular, was the favored region, being blessed with a most bounteous harvest which the other fellows were compelled to buy because they had but little of their own. Mr. Dollivor got off a gooc] ".ling when he said our good times wr .0 not, in. his judgment, the result of the silver bill, nor the tariff bill, nor of any other one thing. He felt that providence had a hand in it, and ho said ho credited it " one-half to God the other half to the republican party and nothing to the democratic party." Mr. Dollivor rounded his periods, as usual, with tine rhetoric and bright lashes of wit, and while these wore us- wlly at the expense of the democrats those of that political faith in the audience seemed to enjoy them as much is anyone. Ho spoke for about two lours, during which time he held the closest attention of his hearers. He <ook the night train from here to Osage vhere ho was to speak the evening fol- owing. as my nomination was not wholly satisfactory on account of my location, I hereby respectfully decline the nomination." Without discussing the reasons for this declination it is proper to say that it should not have been made. Mr. Studer was an excellent member of the board, was nominated because his friends wanted him on again, and is located where the member should be, if a democrat is to be elected. Mr. Benschoter is even more fairly located to balance the board, but Mr. Studer's location was fair. In his place Mr. Lovell of LuVerne was put on the ticket. Mr. Lovell is a stauftch democrat and a good business man, but is located pretty far south considering the remainder of the board. ,. Dr. Peters Will Run. It has been reported, says the Bancroft Register, that G. H. Peters, republican nominee for supervisor, is going to leave the county and in that event will resign his position in favor of another prominent Ramsay citizen, but the statement is without foundation. We interviewed Mr, Peters on Monday, and he informs us that he is not going to leave the county. When he accepted the nomination he meant if he was elected he would put in his energy and time necessary to fill the office for three years.' And as to his resigning in favor of somebody is pretty thin. is making a campaign which puts them in the "A" class of Nebraska politics. At Kearney last week they had a rally in which 1,000 farm wagons were in procession, and over 8,000 farmers. Equally surprising demonstrations are going on over the state, and democrats admit that the contest lies between the alliance and themselves. In any event the contest is close, though Omaha people think Boyd, the democratic candidate for governor from that city, may be elected. The Farmers' alliance movement of Nebraska has been made necessary by the failure of either other party to take up the railway question in earnest, and an Iowa man seeing the struggle ahead, not only there, but in other western states, cannot but feel pleased, that for better or worse Iowa is done with it, and that the railways have accepted the situation. The tariff is also a factor in the farmer's movement, and it is generally conceded that Senator Paddock's most popular act MISCELLANEOUS MEMOEANDA. final passage In case a member of the board resigns his place is filled by tho votes of the county auditor, recorder, and clerk. As these offices will probably be filled with democrats after January first, the resignation of Mr. Peters would be desirable for the benefit of that party. Of course the statement was a mistake, Republican Speeches. Hon. B. I. Sallinger of Manning will speak at the court house Friday evening. He ranks second Only to Dolliver as a brilliant orator and it will well repay everyone to hear him. Hon. W. M. McFarland will speak at LuVerno Friday evening. His cara- mign thus far has been characterized >y good, level-headed addresses over the state, and he will give Lu Verne a food meeting. was his vote against tho of the tariff bill. Omaha's growth in late years 'has been rapid, even if it be admitted that the census count of 139,000, be a slight exaggeration. It has the largest smelting works in the world, and the second largest packing houses, and its factory smoke rising through the morning fog of the Missouri, gives it an appearance not unlike Pittsburg. It is scattered over so much ground that it does not seem the city that it is, until it is thoroughly inspected, but in time one sees that it is there. South Omaha is the meat making part of town Armour has a packing house which employs 1,500 men, and the force is to be doubled. We went through the smaller house of Hammond & Co., employing about 500 men, and saw for the first time how it is that they now utilize all of a hog but the squeal. They were killing cattle and-hogs, The beef and t . - A Patterns In fall styles of ladies' and children's Scents Call and ask for "Metropolitan Fashion Sheet." Free to everyone, at Setohell & Setchell's. The Mayor on tUe Tnrlir. To the Editor: I notice an item in tie Courier of last week which the ed;or of that paper designates a clincher, item states that J. H. Graham of Bancroft had ordered a car load of har- owsand pulverizers from the Rock Island Plow company, expecting to pay the old prices for them, but was informed by the said company that as iron and steel had advanced they would be obliged to charge $2.50 above former prices for harrows, and make » corresponding advance .on pulverizers. The THE PBAIBIE LAWN HERD, 'ubljo Sale of Short Horn Cattle Thursday, Nov. 0. The herd of Short-horn cattle owned by J, B. Jones will be sold at auction next week Thursday, Nov. 6, at his farm three miles west of town. Col. Scott will conduct the sale. No better opportunity will ever be given in Kossuth to get high-bred cattle than at this sale. The sale begins at 10 o'clock, horses and hogs being sold before noon pork they smoke or pack. The tallow and lard they make into olemargarine and what is left of the tallow into candles, the intestines they clean for sausages, the leg bone they send to England to make tooth brush handles the horns go for combs, the pith of the horn goes to the glue factory, the hoof goes to the glue factory, and the foot into neat's foot oil, the blood is boiled down and dried into a fertilizer, worth $25 a ton, the lungs, paunch, etc., into fertilizer, worth $18 a ton. South Omaha has 12,000 people, and the packing houses support them all. Within a few years several magnificent office buildings have been added to the city, The Bee building, the New f°T >k ™M?'- and t , he Paxton are three. J. J, Wilkinson has his offices in the Bancroft Is "Worked Up-Over Saturday's Elopement—Other Notes. Bancroft is having a big sensation in which Geo. W. Skinner of earlier no- tority is a prominent figure. Saturday night at about midnight in ^company with Miss Lulu Clark he departed for places unknown. Considerable excitement prevailed in the morning, but no effort was made to trace the eloping couple. Mr. Skinner will be remembered as the prosecutor of a divorce suit at Algona some months ago. He brought action but when his evidence was examined his attorney dismissed the case. Shortly after he became a resident of Chicago, the city of divorces, and in a few months returned to Bancroft with the document in his pocket. How he got it no one knows it is enough to state it was not on any "satisfactory evidence against his wife, a reputable lady living at Rockwell City, Miss Clark is a well known teacher In the county and a daughter of E. F ^larlc, for many years postmaster of Bancroft. She was sleepmg with her sister but persuaded her to goto a tnere is nothing to prevent Skinner from marrying Miss 'dark, probaWv tUey WlH soon i-eturn and make, Ba? croft their homo, Stock Killed by tne Cars, What proved a narrow escape for an east bound freight on the Milwaukee' happened Sunday night at 11 ( m the cut west of the river horses, a mule colt and another ' ) a gate open went on the track wandered into the cut. and The passenger through but train had just gone _ uugll mi would have is most latter, and is pleasantly situated He say* he is having all the business he and his clerk can attend to. J. B Emminger is in the New York Life building, and also has fine offices, and is doing good business. Both of our old Al- gomans look as though the climate whole train and it gnute insures a were hotmuchcut --Pounded to but both swear bv and cattle after dinner, noon. Some full-blood are part of the stock, attend this sale. Free lunch at breeding sows Everyone should Public Stile. Saturday, Nov. 1, 1890, twenty-three head of cattle, all grade Short-horns, consisting of cows, steers, heifers, calves, and yearlings. Sale will be held in Algona at I o'clock. Terms: 12 months' time at 8 per cent, on approved notes. Five off for cash. _ JAS. A. FOSTER-. D. A. HAGGARD, Auctioneer. Rock salt cannot be 75 cents per hundred Lang-don's. beat for- stock, agreed with them, and Omaha. In the New York Life we met N. ,M. Hubbard Jr.,, the Northwestern attorney, whose handwriting has been made so public by the democratic papers hereabouts. He laughed about the matter and said he had no idea how the letters got-out as he had never seen Brown's reply, He also • remarked that he had been interviewed several dozen times, and had always agreed to submit to the process on one condition and that was that he should first inter view the man who got hold of his letter and used it. As that man had not been forthcoming he had declined with thanks to talk about the matter. COUNCIL BLUFFS. While Omaha is very much more of a city, and has very much larger business interests than its Iowa neighbor in many respects the latter is fully as attractive. It is much more handsome- A Serious Collision, handcar. AH tv, Q ,, curve in the cut "^ against a heavv barely had time fr-- in grade on turned the squarely , U P» and tore the en, « amid fly. * m i at Townsend , , valley in the bold Missouri bluffs, and spreadin out on the four miles of bottow, whi * r the treacherous & river leaves on the Iowa side. Part of I the Plufft however is on the hit their ng posts over the K d r does not destroy all — Back from the center of through the Various ravines are of the handsomest streets, and fl under the hills soffit handsotfe dences. In one are some wttwtoB Mormon settlement, which stonpt- ^ there as Brigham Yotlflg marched W followers through to Utah, The Bluffs, however, does noti rest itf claim to notice on its beauty of looatiott or historical associations. It it i now building one of the handsomest hotels in the west, much finer than Omahfl, has or Des Moines. It Will be com- nleted this year, and will rival anything west of Chicago. The United States court building, the court house, and a , number of handsome blocks also attract L attention, while the city boasts the largest exclusively retail store in the state. „ ,, The electric car line between Council Bluffs and Omaha has been a big thing for the Bluffs. The flats have filled in with the houses of Omaha employes who can live much cheaper on the Iowa side, and now that cars run every ten minutes, they can reach their work with ease. Already there is a continuous city across the flats, and work is being done to prevent the river from changing its channel again. If this success, Council Bluffs will soon extend to the confines of Omaha, and the two cities will be one BO far as making a big commercial center. Politics in southwestern Iowa is somewhat mixed. It is believed that A. R. Anderson will be elected in the Eighth, or southwestern district. In conversation with Editor Snyder of the Nonpareil, he was very confident that Judge Reed would win in the Ninth. Col. Bowman, his democratic opponent, is popular in Pottawattamie county, but ' Judge Reed will beat him elsewhere. Judge Reed was unfortunate in dis- tributinp- the postofflces, and though a very able and highly respected man,. made some party enemies. But for this there would have been no question of his return, and his friends have no doubt of it as it is. fc. :es Lie . re* m. it- ut le

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