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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 26, 1891
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DES MOIKESJ ALGONA, lOWA, WEDNESDAY The Upper Des Moiiies, BY INGHAM & WARREN. term* of The Upper I)M Molne*: Onecopy, one year. *!•»<> One copy, six months ]» One copy, three months *« Bent\o tvny (iddreBB at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express .order, or postal note at otir risk. Kates of advertising sent on application. Cards of Candidates. FOR SUKtUFF—I am a candidate for sheriff, subject to the action of the republican con nty •mnvMitlnn. B- •"• HURT. convention. JjtiT US HE THANKFUL. Republicans of this representative district ought not to complain, and so far as we know they do not complain at the apparent hearty support accorded Mr, Smith by the Courier, In attempt- Ing to give some sort of biographical sketch of Mr. Smith's life that paper fell into error at various points, but it kindly uses much of its valuable space In sotting matters aright. It Is a good deal for a democratic paper to do for a republican nominee, It is true, but Bro. Hlnchon seems to bo disposed to do the fair thing, for which we feel bound to give him full credit. One would never for a moment suspect that the Courier lays claim to democratic tendencies, judging from the manner in which, at least by inference, that paper endorses Mr. Smith's candidacy. If the Courier's counsel woro followed the democrats would probably not put a man In the Hold at all, but turn in and support Mr. Smith with a hearty good will. The fact that Mr. Smith has been for twenty- one years in the employ of an express company simply ishows the regard in which ho Is held by that company. If ho had not been a llrst-class man they would not have had need for his services for so long a time. The Courier sees the point and understands this as well as anybody, hence its kindly reference to him on that score. The fact that Mr. Smith is president of the state association for the protection of fish and game, and was placed there by an association among which arc to be found many of the best men in the state, argues strongly in his favor as a man of good sense and sound judgment. This the Courier also understands, and hastens to give Mr. Smith a correct standing before the people. As we said, it is much more than would naturally be expected from a democratic organ; but sinco it is so, lot us give that paper credit for being sensible for once, at least. It may bo that the remarks of Bro. Hinchon on the representative question have been interpreted by some as intentional sarcasm, but we believe him sincere in what ho says, and that right down in his heart ho wants to see Mr. Smith elected. The Courier editor is known to bo in sympathy with the republicans on many of the leading questions before the people. It is oven eatd that ho voted for Blaino, and if that is so what reason have wo to believe that ho would not do so again If he had the opportunity? Our democratic friend is rapidly coming over to the popular side, and it is only a question of time, wo trust, when ho will be able to give as hearty a support to the entire republican ticket as ho now appears to be giving to Mr. Smith. crop of suckers grows larger each year) and it looks as if he had reached a conclusion based upon the most careful estimate. When people will refuse to countenance gambling of any sort, and especially when they will have the good sense to refuse to stake their money on a game proposed by a stranger, then and not until then will the confidence man's occupation have gone. The campaign on the part of the republicans was opened at Webster City on last Saturday. Hiram C. Wheeler and Ged. Van Houten, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, were there and addressed the large audience. All reports agree that It was an auspicious beginning. Of representative matters in the district west of us, made up of Palo Alto, Env met, and Dickinson, the Estherville Republican says: "The representative convention will meet at Estherville, Tuesday, Sept. 1, and .1. 0. Kas'a will be nominated on the first ballot. This Is carrying out the settled policy of the republican party in distributing the offices among the people. Mr. Kasa is n proncher-farmor, a quiet, evcry-day citizen, who has no dictators but the people." Jus, Goodwin of Spencer is the republican nominee for representative In the Eighty-first district, composed ot Clay and Osceoln counties, There was no opposition, und ho wont in by acclamation. The situation in that district was not unlike our own, Clay county having a majority In the convention. Mr. Goodwin is a man popular with the people, and there is said to bo no doubt of Ills election. hem "lapped over" onto Will F.'s 16ft oot, taking the nail off the index toe, esides bruising the foot quite badly* te has been using a lath in walking for he past few days. The Algona district campmeeting is i session at Liverroore and will contin- e until Aug. 31. Meetings are held ally for bible study, for Epworth league rt-ork, and for children's exercises, be- Ides able preaching by 32 ministers. V fine orchestra furnishes music, and eady-pitched tents are there for all who come. Spencer is growing. Eight new store ooms, large, and with plate glass routs, will have been completed by fall s the work of this season. Most of hem were built for rent and have been aken. This means that eight or ten ew business firms, eight or ten more locks of merchandise, are to compete or trade at this point. On Monday, at Radcliffe, a passenger amed Thompson climbed on a car in he train instead of going back to the vay car. In going from one car to anther it is supposed he slipped and ell between. His body was found on the rack, fearfully cut Up. The corone'r's ury returned a verdict of death by ccident, attaching no blanae to the ompany. The LuVerne Review says that dur- ng the storm last Thursday lightning truck the house of J. B. Reed up at VIorton siding. The hired man, who ad been sitting in a chair but an in- tant before the crash came, had topped to the door to discharge a nouthful of tobacco juice and was on iis way back to his seat when the bolt oil, shattering 'the sash and breakin; he glass of the window, against whicn 10 had been leaning only a moment be- oro. Mr. Reed and his man were both evorely shocked, but soon recovered, t was a close call. The latest political fad is "Corn field candidate Wheeler and corn Julco candidate Boles." _ It is a good deal for the democratic Now York Sun to say that " Gen. Harrison's administration is the cleanest • since Abraham Lincoln's." But Mr. Dana is a great editor, and knows a good thing when ho sees it. When Cleveland was president the Sun wasn't much of an administration paper, and never lot a good opportunity slip to say so. Says the Estherville Republican: "A private letter from Portland, Ore., says Frank Dnvey is business manager of the Keoloy institute there and doing well. The concern ho is with advertises to cure the the drink habit." The old soldiers are rapidly dropping out. It is said there are now on the rolls of the Grand Army of the Republic 444,000 names. This docs not include the many thousands of old soldiers who never joined the organization. The membership is decreasing rapidly, nearly 0,000 having died during the past your. TIIM CROP GUCWS I^AIlflKH. The occurrences of circus day, wherein several citizens of this town wore j'bbbed of their hard-earned cash,furnish •food for thought. It is but two short weeks since there was perpetrated in this comity, and almost within the corporate limits of this town, one of the most daring pieces of confidence work which is recorded in the criminal annals. Dupocl by wily and seductive methods, a prominent citizen of the county was ileocod of two thousand dollars in loss time than it takes to record the fact. The details of this bold transaction have boon on the tongues of nearly every man, woman, and child in this section ever sinco it occurred. Men have expressed their surprise that David King could bo thus taken in; it was freely assorted that ho of all others was the last man they would expect to see made a victim. It would seem, with this matter so fresh in mind, that men would at least bo cautious how they take the chance of losing their money by betting on another man's game. It would seem as if they would understand' that these gamblers are not traveling for their health, and that their operations Jiave but one end in view—that of robbing all who have tho audacity to "try their luck." But the warning, even though of recent date, does not appear to have that effect, for men of all walks nnd all standings unhesitatingly stop up and invest, always with tho same results, So far as intelligence goes tho people of this county are the equal of any people on tho face of tho earth. They road tho newspapers, and know all about tho crimes that are being daily perpetrated everywhere. It is no discredit to thorn to say that a confidence game can bo worked upon them. The deceptive arts employed will work successfully in almost any community, not more so here than elsewhere. As long us the world stands there will bo those who are anxious to got something for nothing. The fact that they always fail does not deter them from trying again, nnd thus it is that tho horde of confidence operators which beset a community about so often are never at a loss 4or victims. One of them said that the The Eaglo Grove Gazette is putting in a now cylinder press, and tho paper will soon bo enlarged. Under tho now order ol things the Gazette will be better in that it will bo larger. It hus been good all the time. Leonard Brown is heard from again. Ho was once a conspicuous republican hi Iowa, but wont over to the democrats bo causa things didn't run his way. Ho seems, liowevor, to be as hard to pleuso as ever, as witness a recent outburst of his: " It is the fault of tho democrats that tho liquoi question is kept before the people like tho boating of a gong, and if all the groat issues are buried beneath tho roar of the bribed scullions of the purty howling for tho licensed liquor hells, then let the democrat io party go down to the bottomless pit! I 1 stands in tho way of progress I Tho first bribed villian that ever mentions tho bring ing in of the licensed saloon in a politica speech in any school house ought to bo rode on a rail and treated to a coat of tar and feathers." Poor Leonard! He will need to start a party all his own. And it is doubtful if he would even then be satisfied Spencer has 2,450 people, according to a recent special census. This is an in crease of 105 sinco tho enumeration of his full. Spencer makes a splendid showing but It should not bo forgotten that tho cor porato limits of that town take in prettj much all tho surrounding country. Hon. 11. G. I-IoiT of Michigan is male ing political speeches in several of the towns in this stuto west of here, All ro ports agree that he is doing some splendU work for tho republicans, and is grootcc with crowded houses. According to the Iowa Capita Stormy Jordan continues to sell whisk} in Ottumwa, and is paying $40 per moutl out of his profits toward tho liquidation o his old fine. This is tho arrangement en tcrod into between Jordan and tho count; attorney," ^^^^^^^^^^^ IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Humboldt county old settlors wil hold their annual mooting utLivermoi on Sept. 5. Tho Spencer Herald, a democratic paper, published by Bronson Bros, formerly of Manchester, Iowa, made its appearance for tho first time last week Spirit Lakers "pulled" two violator of tho prohibitory law last week Twenty kegs of beer wore found. The follows wore bound over in tho sum o $400. Palo Alto Reporter: Judge Car was at Spirit Lake last Friday and is sued temporary injunctions against tin saloons that have boon running theri since the resort season opened. HI. might got in some good licks at homo Humboldt Independent: E. G. Bow yer, jeweler, of Algona was a Humbold caller again the past week. He \va also visiting relatives at Fort Dodge among the rest, his brother, Lieut. J M. of tho U. M. of the U. S. navy, wlu is home on a furlough. The Webster City Freeman says o our friend Will F. Smith: Audito Smith and his bay mare were compar ing their front feet last Sunday morn ing to see which were the largest. Th mare's feet were the largest, and one o The Town Filled with People, and a Show that Appeared to Give General Satisfaction. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Wo are accustomed to associate the name if Rudyard Kipling with stories of Indian military life, but in his nautical story, 1 The Disturber of Traffic," which appears n tho September Atlantic, he has struck an ntlrely new vein. Tho story is related by ind English lighthouse keeper, who tells ol he experience of another lighthouse keep- sr in a little-known part of the world, who, half-maddened by solitude arod a certain jurious optical delusion connected with tho ides flowing by his light, became to an ilarming extent a "disturber of traffic." Mr. Kipling has never done anything of the ame kind before, nnd has never been more r ivid and astounding than In the presenl story. Another short story, " An Innocenl Life," is contributed by LillieB. Chase Wyman, whose " Poverty Grass" is remembered as a collection of powerful short sto •ics on social questions. Mr. Stockton's 1 House of Martha" is continued by a long nstallmont, and Mary Hartwell Cather- vood gives us four clever chapters of " The Lady of Fort St. John." Thus fiction is quite fully represented in this summer issue of tho Atlantic. Scribner's Magazine for September con ;ains the fifth and concluding article in tin Steamship Series, entiled " Tho Steamship Allies of the World," by Lieut. Ridgelj -lunt, U. S. N., a son of the late secretary of the navy and minister to Russia. (It Is mnounced the steamship articles, like the railroad and electric series, will bo issuee 'n a handsome volume.) This number con ;ains three articles on essentially Americai subjots—on " Odd Homes," from the dug out to the Adirondack cabin; on "China Hunting in New England," particularly along the Connecticut river valley, with ai account of many rare American plates which it was ouce tho custom to make a souvenirs of important events; and (th third) on the " Present Ideals of Americai University Life," by Prof. Josiah Royc of Harvard, who pleads for the idealizatioi of our colleges, rather than their furtho adaptation to practical ends. Hon. John. S. Woolson. Hon. John S. Woolson of Mt. Pleas ant has been appointed to succeed th late Judge Love as United States dis trict judge for the southern district o Iowa. The Gate City says of- Mr Woolson: He needs no introduction t any part of his district. He has beer for years one of the well known men o tho state. His whole life nearly—he i a little upward of fifty, we presume— has boon spent in Mt. Pleasant, wher his father was an early settler and distinguished lawyer and state legislat or. John S. read law with him after collocate education and began th practice of the law early and has bee: prominent and successful in it from th start. He has been in the legislator and a candidate for congress yet he ha been steadfast as a lawyer. He follow a groat man, a groat judge. He wil have every incentive to prove worth to succed James M. Love. His sueces as a legislator, tho qualities he ha shown in boing a leader of the senat should show that he. has the qualitie to distinguish himself in his new place Tho appointment is for life, and to be United States judge in the distrie James M. Love so long presided over, an opportunity to covet, an ambitio worthy the noblest, a call to perform ance honorable and exalted. No ma should care for a larger success in lif than to have the place and fill it worth ily. _ John S, Woolson has the place He is a noble and good man. We hav confidence ho will fill it worthily. An Outside Opinion, Tho Sioux City Journal, speaking the reuomimition of Senator Funk, says " Ho is one of, the strong republicans o northwestern Iowa. He is a man o high purpose, of marked independence and of absolutely clean hands. He rep resents republicanism at its best. Hi confidence in the people is strong, an he has little patience with any cause i politics whose ends are sought b machine methods. Tho senator prac tices what ho preaches. He believe the representative offices belong to th people, and that they should be free, a least within the republican party, t uso such offices as their patriotic judg ment may dictate. He believes tha any man worthy the support of his part should have as a prime condition, cor fidence in the integrity of the party an<~ loyalty to it in the higher sense. Th leadership of such men as Senator Funl is calculated to make the republioa; party stong. He will never assume t be tho "boss " of tho party, but he wil always be helpful as a prompter and ex ponent of its best impulses and of it strength of devotion to the popular wel fare. When he cannot serve tho part, as its agent, as its representative, h will cheerfully go into retirement." ALL DOHE ON CIMJS Dilt A Disgraceful Feature was the tlnlimit* ed Gambling Carried On—Some of the Losers. The Wallace & Anderson circus ap- jeared here last Friday, and exhibited according to programme. So far as he show itself was concerned it was on all hands acknowledged to- be fli'st class and fully worth the price of ad> mission. Special commendation is due uhe ring performers, the acrobatic and .rapeze work, and the like, while the Lisplay of wild animals was perhaps the jest ever seen in the tojvn. An interesting feature of the menagerie was a cage containing a lioness with four only four weeks old. Another cage contained four that were said to but four months old, while yet another held four the age of which was said to be but one year. Then there were two other cages of lions <of, uncer- >ain age, but not without the usual amount of interest. Three mammoth elephants, together with various other 'are and curious animals made up a menagerie of considerable proportions. About 11 o'clock in the forenoon a drizzling rain- set in, which may have jeen a matter of some annoyance, but in no way did it hinder the parade, which was profuse with gaudy show and tinsel, nor did it seem to cast any damper on the enthusiasm of the immense crowd in town to see it. So much for the show. Mr. Willis Cobb, ihe gentlemanly press agent, who was with the show here two years ago, did everything to see that matters ran smoothly inside the canvas. He is very much of a gentleman, arid much of the success of the show is to be credited to his efforts. In a private talk with him it was learned that the air ship, advertised but not exhibited, proved a failure after a trial of three weeks, and that was why it was abandoned and its inventor sent home. The afternoon audience wai 'Variously estimated at 2,000 to 2,500 people, who saw a goodly portion of the things advertised. On the other hand there were not -a few who witnessed some things not down on the bills, and were for a time sadder but wiser for their experience. There appeared no end to the gambling and other schemes for extorting money from the guileless. A full record of the nefarious operations would fill a large volume, and prcfbably not the half of them will ever be told. Daylight robbery is no name for them. They took a, man in, gently removed his pelt, and then kicked him out. Not Down on the Bills. Just before noon the story went abroad that several people had been robbed in the side-show tent by means of one or another of the various games which were in progress there. The most that any one man had lost was laid at $300. Others were reported to be out in sums of smaller amounts. But while the facts were bad enough, later developments proved that as the story went from one mouth to another it became rapidly enlarged. Of course all that played lost their money, and it was probably fortunate for them that they did not have more with them. The reporter hereof was not "in it," so he has .no personal knowledge of the kind of games that were played. It is perhaps enough to know that one was played with dice, another the dead-sure " board of trade" scheme, and so on. Will. Uaudain was the heaviest loser. He dropped $127 before discovering that he had struck the wrong crowd. Wm. Carter of Irvington lost §95, and Ed. Hackman ?15, Others are known to have lost smaller amounts, but as they made no fuss about it nothing was done in their behalf. The three mentioned immediately reported matters to the officials, who, with the assistance of Geo. E. Clarke, succeeded late in the evening in getting their money all back, and there is no doubt their ex perience will be of lasting value to them. The money was not secured, however, without considerable effort, as the show people made a vigorous kick, claiming that it was no affair of theirs, and that if any gambling was going on they were not responsible for it. The fact remains, however, that the management disgorged rather than have ,the show tied up here for a time, which would have been the result on failure to refund the amount stolen. When Mr. Carter discovered that his money was gone a protest was made, and Billy Carlon, who is a relative, interceded in his behalf, insisting that the money should be returned. At this one of the gamblers waltzed around and with a club of some sort dealt Billy a blow across the nose and another on the side of his face. This had the effect to so daze and bewilder him that, as the boys said, he went down all in a heap, and a couple of the ruffians raised the side of the tent and actually pitched him out. Billy came out rather the worse for wear, and not a little disfigured, but was not seriously injured. Given half a chance and he could have safely been depended upon to take care of himself, but in the unequal struggle he was easily used up. Ed. Hackman claims that some strange influence was brought to bear upon him, and he put up and lost his money without knowing what he was about, and without power to resist. With him it began by a stranger (aeon- federate of the gamblers, of course) putting up the money and asking Ed. to throw the dice for him. He did so, and, not strange to relate, he won. Then he put tip his own money and lost. About this time a queer- sort of feeling came over him, which completely unnerved him for the time and he fell to the ground in a faint. He was taken out, where he soon revived in the fresh air, but he insists that during the play* ing he was under some sort of control which was impossible to throw off, and he did whatever he was bid. Perhaps it was hypnotism. Who knows? i We came hear forgetting an episode in which old man Quackenbush was a central figure. He lost $8 on one of the skin games. The fellow who e got his money started out of the side-show tent,but with the old man close upon his heels. Once outside Quackenbush tackled the fellow and wanted his money back. A parley ensued, but the old man said he would fight him until hades was covered wjlth ice an inch thick if he didn't refund, whereupon the thief sized up the old man atid concluded to adopt the easiest way out, which he did by giving up the $8. The old man swore by all that was great and holy that he would make mince meat of the whole gang if they didn't come to terms, but his bluff saved him the necessity of carrying out his threat. One of the funny things connected with the getting back of the money was that the man who officiates as manager for Wallace & Anderson is none other than the somewhat famous " Col. Boynton," who held a like position with the circus outfit which was attached and closed out at Sioux City some years ago by Geo. E. Clarke and A. F. Call. In that operation the last-named gentlemen secured as pay for their services the elephant, the sacred cow, and some fourteen head of horses. Most of these were brought to Algona and wintered here, beingafterwardsold. Old "Reinhart" still does good service for Mr. Clarke as a carriage horse, and there is not _ a safer or more steady-going beast in the town. In a general way Col. Boynton was pleased to meet Mr. Clarke, but when he discovered what was in the wind he made vigorous objection to anything like a compromise. Geo. E. then reminded him that their acquaintance dated from some years back, and there ought to be no occasion for arguing the case. It was not long before the "colonel" thought so, too, and proceeded to produce the money obtained by unsavory methods. This is the second round the "colonel'' has had with Geo. E. The "colonel's' experience comes high, but it seems he must have it. Almost a Free Fight. An animated scene was presented in tho menagerie tent just before the beginning of the afternoon circus performance. Will. Brooks was standing near one of the lemonage stands, which he leaned up against, for the purpose, as he said, of getting something out o: his shoe which was hurting him. One of the hucksters told him to get off the counter. He said wasn't on the counter, and attempted to explain the cause o: his being there at all. He had previously imbibed something stronger than lemonade, and it is not to be presumed that he made use of the choicest of the queen's English in his remarks. He then went a few feet away, but not fa: enough to satisfy all hands. There was no need of any further disturbance but one of the bar tenders seized board, perhaps four inches wide and a many feet long, and with it slipped around and dealt Brooks a stunning blow over the head. The board wa broken, but Brooks, being only slightl; injured, tuz-ned and gave the bar tend er a right-hander. Then another at tache of the show came at Brooks from the other side, whereupon Brooks friends also took a hand, and for a few seconds it was a genuine free-for-al fight, the outcome of which was entire ly problematical. Then someone called for an officer, and in a twinkling Sheril Stephens and Marshal Dailey were in the midst of the melee. A circus man not knowing Stephens, made a move a if to strike him, but the "little giant o Kossuth" was there or thereabouts fo the purpose of doing his duty, and he admonished the crowd to stand back He and Dailey then took Brooks, wh to all appearances was the cause of the disturbance, and escorted him outside This ended the row, and what migh easily have resulted in broken heads if nothing more. Taken as a whole circus day furnished mor or less of genuine sensation and ex citement—enough perhaps to last usfo' a considerable time—and all withou any very serious results. "The onli big show coming this year" has come and gone, and we will try and endure the suspense until another season. At Emmets burg. The show exhibited»at Emmetsburj, Saturday. Our neighboring town is good one when it comes to anything with game of chance attachment, and so they took hold and bucked the tige until, report says, they had lost among them somewhere in the neighborhood of $2,000. The reporter, met an Em metsburg man yesterday, who said tha while that might be an exaggerated statement, yet there was no doubt o their having lost largely, and that onh one man got his money b^ck—about $65 One of the ludicrous features was tha the show people were warned that Em metsburg contained some tough citi zens who would make it interesting fo any fakir who dared to work an 1 scheme upon them. But it seems the' dared and won—and carried awav th! "boodle." Moiitloollo's Experience. The Monticello Express says: Wai lace is running a first-class show which is several times larger than it when it was here, five years ago eached the years of discretion. When e had blown in $04 his fflends begged f him Jo let the fake alone, but the ypnotic influence of confidence iheiu who appeared in the guise of steady- oihg grangers, lured him on. An Amber man by the name of Steckle, nd another from the same place, whose "name we did not learn, dropped >l27 apiece. So wary an old man as he peddler Allen contributed at least 45 in greasing the wheels. He says hat he has "crossed the salt three imes," and thiis is the first time he was >ver taken in.. Several Cascade men whose names we did not learn voluhtari- y laid $60 and |«0 apiece on a device which was controlled at will by ~the< operator by touching a spring. Others quit after seeing their §10 bills go into,he pockets of the fakirs. The Express- ias no sermons to preach over the incidents of the dayj It has talked enough- on the subject heretofore. There is- lothing like dear experience as a, leacher. A score or more received heir lesson» yesterday. THE PLOW-HANDLE f IOKET. was It was accompanied by the worst gang o: fakirs, thieves, montebanks, and confi donee men ever transported in a body over the country. The side show was the rallying point where the unwary and the pappy-guys were taken in. The fakirs were slick and when they reached for a man they took all he hacl in his pocket-book, and all he could borrow at the bank. One of the earliest victims was Peter Like, who contributed $104 for the privilege of throwing a ball into a hopper and seeing it come out of the wrong hole. Like has probably attended every circus that has pitched its tent in Monticello for 13 years, and is old enough to have JL'hey Are the Men Nominated by tile Kcpubllcniis at Cedar Haplds. We give herewith portraits of the republicans candidates for governor and ieutenant governor, H. C. Wheeler and: Geo. "Van Houten. Beside being pretty •ood-looking men, they are likewise WHEELER. pretty good sort of men to vote for. It has been aptly styled tho "plow-handle ticket," sinco they are both tillers of the soil. Of their personel this paper has had something to say heretofore, so that our readers are not unacquaint- VAN HOUTEN. ed with the men. Their election depends upon every republican 'getting' to the polls in November and doing his duty. This is an important year. Let it not- be said that Kossuth, the biggest and best county in Iowa, failed to cast her full republican vote. THE GOVEBNOB SLANDEBED. Fred Conaway Grows Facetious at tlxe Expense of the Democratic State ISxecutlve — Some Mistakes Corrected. The Brooklyn Chronicle says: The Register and the leading papers of the state are making an unjust war on Governor Boies. They are peddling his New York beer garden speech from one end of the state to the other, making it appear that the governor had maliciously misrepresented tho fair name of Iowa. Nothing could be more absurd. The Chronicle fully agrees with the governor. He is a democratic politician and farms by democratic reasoning. His figures tell an awful truth, They are unanswerable. This is a good deal for a republican paper to say, yet we believe in giving credit where credit is due. The governor has planted his seeds for the distilleries and breweries which he advocates. He wants his corn made into liquor. He has not been growing corn for feed or for corn meal. He desires to turn his crops in another direction. His desire is to^plow furrows in humanity's face,, to harrow the feelings of wives and children, to cultivate the good wishes of the destroyer, to gather the sheckles from the till and place them in the still. He is consistent. Raising corn for such a purpose has boon a losing business in Iowa. Tho governor by planting seed for whisky has lost more than 6? cents per acre on his corn. The governor did not make himself clear on this point. He left the impression that corn raised for all purposes turned out a loss. He should have added that corn raised exclusively for the whisky business was a dead loss to Iowa farmers. His speech would have had as good if not better effect than the way he put it. The governor may be a little defective in his speech and leave unsaid things which he should have said, Yet take him as he means and not as he says and he will be found all right, There is no man in the state better prepared to speak of the losses to those who raise corn for the rum crowd than Gov. Boies, Are You Alive To the importance of keeping up with the times; 1 If so, subscribe for that newsiest and best of metropolitan weeklies, The Sioux City Journal. In order to give this paper tho widest possible circulation the publishers have made the following unprecedentedly low prices, from this date, for the campaign: Single copies to Nov. 16, 1891, 25 cents; clubs of five or more to Nov. 16, 1891, 20 cents each. Sample copies free. Address Perkins Bros. Co., Sfoyx City, Iowa.

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