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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 19, 1892
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flipper Des Moines INGHAM & WARREN. f ««ns of The Upper De« .--... one year 11 so SCopy, six months 75 **T, three months I§ i any address at abn vi> i-ates. MS MOtNES; ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1892, . . *w*i;* 2' mone y order, express order, •rwoatal note at our risk. aatea ot advertising Sent on application, RfcPUBLlCAK NOMINATIONS. NATIONAL or VI« P«ii=i,T-"- BBt 'i AMI '' fcAUHiSOS uor vice President ....... ...WHITBLAW REID STATE. ** Stftte.... W. M - WcPAJttANU c - °- MCCARTHY . k ...... BYRON A. BEESON General ... ....... JOHN Y. STOKE Commissioner... G. W. PERKINS CONGRESSIONAL. For Member of Congress. ..... .J. p. DOMJVER ia_ ,-x^. JUDICIAL. Fwr District Judge ............... LOT THOMAS COUNTY. ler .......... M - p - RANDALL uditor .............. c. M. DOXSHE Fot Clerk of Courts ................. B. F. CHOSE v For Railroa Calls for Caucuses. Union— A caucus of the republican voters of union township will be held oa Friday even *??' °£J- 21< at 7 o'clock, to nominate township officers. Wm. Dodds, Commlttemnn. Irvington— A joint caucus will be held Mon day evening, the 24th of October, at 0 o'clock, at the Lloyd school house, for the purpose of placing In nomination township officers for Irvlngton township. C. B. Hutchlns, C. L. Lund, committeemen. • tlYAX IS AF11A1D. The Courier attempts to dismiss the challenge of Mr. Tellier to meet Candidate Ryan in joint debate with the statement that they must haye bigger game, and that "if the republicans •want a tussle with Mr. Ryan let them bring on Mr. Dolliver." We confess to a good deal of disappointment. We had supposed that their man had at least the nerve to meet an ordinary plebeian on the stump, but in this we seem to have been mistaken. And so we are to be deprived of what might prove a very interesting spectacle, so far as Mr. Ryan is concerned, for the simple reason that he is afraid to come to the scratch. This is the fact in the case, and Bro. Hinchon indirectly admits it when he tries to put us off with the subterfuge that they want to fight bigger men. It may not have occurred to our democratic neighbor that after Mr. Ryan had annihilated and tetotally exterminated Mr. Tellier, nothing, more ponderous than the proverbial grease spot would be left of Ryan, But this is about the size of it, and no one is more fully appreciative of this unpleasant fact than Mr. Hinchon, hence his prompt and unequivocal refusal Let Ryan begin on Tellier, and after he has finished with him perhaps he will come to the conclusion that he has tackled about all the buzz saws that he can conveniently masticate during one campaign. Our esteemed contemporary suggests that Ryan would dare to meet Dolliver in joint debate. Ye gods! what a sight that would be! Nothing short of the " cheek of a Chicago bull frog" could possibly induce Ryan to indorse such a preposterous proposition. But Hin-| chon's methods serve at least one pur-j pose; they get Ryan out of a very bad scrape, oveniif they do leave him before the people in a poor light. This may not be pleasing to Ryan, but, as we intimated might bo the case, Mr. Hinchon appears to be in n position to answer for him, and now that his edict has gone forth, Ryan must hold his manager responsible for the consequences. If Ryan has really been looking for Dolliver with a stuffed club he has exhibited a wonderful lack of perspicacity in being unable to locate him. If he has possessed a burning desire to meet Mr, Dolliver, it is strange that he has not sooner made his wants known, instead of devoting so much of his valuable time in • tolling the people of Webster county that he still claims Fort Dodge as his home, and that he is tip in Kossuth simply to do a little land business — that is, for revenue only. Ryan is a cute one, and his cuteness prcimpts him to give a wide berth to Tellier or any other republican who proposes to corner him in a joint meeting, _ nominees. But it eannot be seriously feared that such romancing by Bt*o. Hinchon can have the effect to deter Mr. Grose's friends from giving him their unqualified support. Mr. CroSe's statement is alone enough to effectually dispose of any statement that he does not propose to conduct the office himself if elected, and he says there is absolutely no truth in lt. % Having failed, thus far to get the republicans by the ears in this campaign, and it being impossible to truthfully say a word derogatory to the merits of the republican nominees, Hinchon is having a bad time of it all around, and it is not really so surprising, after all, to hear that he has resorted to a plan which cannot prove otherwise than reactionary when the truth is known. But suppose the report with reference to Mr. Crose's intentions were true. With what sort of consistency can Mr. Hinchon urge it as a reason why Mr. Crose should not be elected, when Sheriff Graham, democrat, elected nearly a year ago, has had a large part of his official business transacted by his Algona deputy, while he himself remains a resident of Bancroft, and where he continues his business, without any apparent intention of locating at the center of operations? Some other scheme than this will have to be invented before any good reason will appear why republicans should desert the honest nominees of their convention. THE Courier editor is still chasing his phantom of high prices—that are going to be—on account of the McKinley bill. He admits that they have not yet come, but the spectre still haunts his dreams and he is sure the prices will advance, although unable as yet to name one article on which they have. Bro. Hinchon should have heard Dolliver's story about the olfl man down in Webster county who, when told how the price of tinware was going up by reason of the McKinley bill, said to his venerable wife: "Mother, scour up the old coffee pot; God only knows when .we shall get another." It aptly illustrates all this bugaboo about the advance in prices. The Courier's talk in its last issue is in line with what it has been saying for the past two years, that prices were sure to be advanced. It still says this is going to happen, but admits that it hasn't. It is mere assumption, and is not warranted by the facts. Its effort to make out that this paper has " admitted" something is all bosh. We are willing to admit the facts, but unwilling to take the Courier's statement for it tTaat the prices of tinware have advanced when they have not. We quoted last week what the local hardware men stad. One of them said the tin on Call's opera house would cost $12 more because of the tariff on tin. Mr. Gilmore and Mr. Robinson both say they will furnish the tin for Call's opera house and duplicate the prices of two years ago, or, before the tariff on tin was raised. Any person who will go the rounds of this town .vill find that tinware is being sold just as cheaply, and in many instances cheaper than it was two years ago. These are the facts, and any speculation with reference to the prices of tinware is simply nonsense. Our democratic friend will have;an up-hill job in attempting to make the people believe that the tin tariff ihas raised the prices when it is so easy to ascertain the facts. And until he ^experiences a change of heart sufficient-to enable him to toll the truth about the effects of the McKinley bill, the peopled this county will be possessed of the warranted suspicion that he is talking through his hat. sign of the times when the ladies torn out in fall force to listen to a political speech. At Bancroft such was the fact, and Dolliver said he was very glad of it, Since there were "66 many things that a man cah^iever Understand.' 1 ^ The Chicago Mail is one of the most influential papers of Chicago, and announces that hereafter it will support the republican party. The troups have been withdrawn from Homestead, Camp Black was struck on Thursday last, and after 95 days' service the Sixteenth regiment marched out of Homestead with flying colors to the sound of music and followed by the cheers of some non-unionists. About 1,000 strikers Watched the troops depart, but preserved strict silence. Homestead is now free f t oia troops, llie cost to the state of maintaining the national guard at Homestead has been $000,000. _ Mrs. Lease is of the opinion that the " demon of intolerance that prompted the frenzy of Sumpter and brought the despair of Appomattox is stalking through the south." There will soon be issued a series of postage stamps to be known as the Columbian series. The new stamps will be of the same height as the present series, but twice as long, the increased size being thought necessary in order to properly display the illustrations. These are intended to commemorate the discovery* of America by Columbus. It is expected that the entire series will be put on sale Jan. 1, 1893, and during the succeeding year will entirely supersede the present series. If Tennison could laave lived to see some of the wretched pictures that are being printed of htm in the newspapers he would wish he had died sooner. IN THIS NEIOHBOEHOOD. The Spirit Lake Beacon says that the water is two feet lower in the Okoboji lakes than it was last spring. Palo Alto Reporter: Algona has secured, this season, a new opera house, a butter tub factory, steam dye works, and a Chinese laundry. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mr. Pueg- net of Algona spent yesterday with Emmetsburg friends. He has many kind words to say of Algona's progress this year. The Forest City Independent says two trains are now at work on the new railroad. A construction train was put on about two weeks ago and this week a supply train was sent up. The other day Jas. McGrath of Rolfe sold a farm in Pocahontas county at §30 per acre. Two years ago he bought 100 acres of it for $15 aud 80 for $8 an acre. This is making some money. The state dairy commissioner was investigating some matters at the Walnut creamery, in Palo Alto county, last week. It seems Chat some of the members of the cueatnery iiavo beea watering their milk. The Emmetsburg Democrat says that Mayor Cohoon has adopted a new method of dealing with those who get drunk and disturb the public peace. It is to make them sleep in jail instead of going home, attend to their daily tasks, and not go home until their terms of punishment have expired. Cohoon is a sort of a genius. Palo Alto Reporter: An 18-year-old son of Mrs. L. Houck of Vernon township, was seriously, if not fatally shot, last Sunday, while out hunting. He was out with a road cart and had left his gun in the seat and was tying some chickens on to the cart, when the gun dropped through the slats totheground will be about the size of one page of the ordinary newspaper. the ballot you vote this year will contain the name of every candidate on every ticket: it will be between one and two feet long and f rOm 8 to 12 inches in width. You will take your ballot into a booth where no man can see you, mark it the way you want to vote and deposit it in a big iron ballot box. No man is allowed to talk politics to. you when you are within 100 feet of the polls. .............. BUT MOOKSKINE. A Word \vtth Reference to the Slanderous Article in the liast Isstie of the Republican. This paper begs in advance the pardon of its readers for making any mention of the two columns of rot that appeared in the last issue of the Republican, and it wqiild not do so now except that tho. character of a prominent citizen is needlessly assailed. It mftkes charges against Geo. E. Clarke, who was one of the attorneys in the libel suit against that papeY, which, if true, could not .prove otherwise than injurious. Mr. Clarke was interviewed on the subject. "What have you to say concerning the charge in the last issue of the Republican that you left the case suddenly and without notice?" asked the reporter, "Nothing," said Mr. Clarke, "except that, as everybody in this county knows, I am in the employ of the G,, M. & St. P. Railway company as division attorney, and as such subject at all times to orders from the general solicitor. The evening before the libel case was called for trial I received a telegram from Mr. Fish, general solicitor, directing me to go to Spencer on the first train to attend to important business in the court at that place, and notifying me that the agent at that place toad the papers and full information as to the matter in which my services were needed. I sent my clerk, Mr. Cohenour., who is an admitted attorney, on the evening train to see if it was possible for me to avoid going there in person, and on his return learned that my personal presence was necessary at once. I communicated to Mr. Argo and Dr. Hathaway the position in which I was placed, and while both regretted my absence, thev each .conceded the necessity of my obeying my, instructions as soon as a jury was empanelled. Accordingly, as soon as the jury was selected, I took FROM THE SEAT OF WAR. Onf War Correspondent Tell§ of Shooting that Was Done Dnbnque Last Week. the Sagevill the Seat of Operations—A Pleasant Valley Six Miles from the City t and was discharged, theeontentsenter- his left side below and a little iin front of his arm. DESPERATE METHODS. The Bancroft Register publishes an item which purports to give the substance of a conversation between Bro, Hinchon and a citizen of the north part of the county, in which Hinchon is made to say that B. F. Crose, the republican nominee for county clerk, does not want the office, and if elected ho would notqualify. The rumor has been in circulation for some days, but it .seemed difficult to locate its origin. We are not much given to placing ab- £olute reliance upon conversations of this sort, which often become, unconsciously, distorted as they pass from one Jnouth to another, and an injustice is done to someone before the end is reached. But the Register makes the charge direct, and it is to be presumed has its information straight and from first hands. We have carefully .examined the last issue of the Courier for some refutation of the statement, and confess our inability to find a word with reference to it. Thus one of two conclusions is correct: Either it is true, or Bro. Hinchon has entirely overlooked the Register's item. If the latter, it may be said that he is in a measure excusable; but if it is true it is Oftly another evidence of the desperate straits to which he is put in order Jo compass the defeat of the republican WE call the Courier's attention to the following paragraph iin Senator Carlisle's speech. If it can get any comfort out of the statement, made by the leading democrat of this country, it is surely welcome to do so. Mr. Carlisle said: " I think it is the unanimous opinion of economists and statisticians who have investigated the subject, that for many years in all the great industrial and commercial countries of the world, the price of commodities have been decreasing and the rates of wages, especially in those .occupations which require a considerable .degree of skill hud intelligence, have been Increasing; in other words, that capital has been receiving year by year a smaller percentage upon the total proceeds of the product, and labor has been receiving year by year a larger percentage of the total proceeds of the product." Corwith Crescent: B. i\ Page, well knoxyn to many of our readers, and a leading contractor and builder, met his death in a sad and peculiar manner, Monday. At noon he went to .the top of the windmill over the town well, to put a bolt in the windmill, irad some way lost his balance and stepped off backwards, falling 40 feet to the ground. Ho first struck a buggy standing under the tower, then the ground on Ms head and shoulders. He was carried to his home and given all the attention possible, but death claimed him at ;3:30 in the afternoon. so While our democratic friends are vigorously deaauncing the tariff system and claiming the consumer pays the tariff, it is well to note what Sir John McDonald, Canadian premier, has to say on that very subject. In a recent speech before the Canadian parliament he said: " Suppose a man lias 100 acres on the Canadian side of the line and 100 acres of land on the American side of the lino. Suppose ho grows 1,000 bushels of barley on each of his farms. He takes his 1,000 American bushels to the American market and gets $1 a bushel for it. He takes his 1,000 Canadian bushels to tho American market and gets 85 cents per bushel, because he has to pay 15 cents duty for taking it across the line. How can it, in this case, be said that tho consumer pays the duty? It comes out of the pockets of the Canadian farmers." It seems like straining a point to say that a political meeting was made up largely of womor^and children. This is the criticism offered tar the Estherville Democrat on the Dollivor mooting at that place last week where, according to all reliable reports, he had an immense aud enthusiastic crowd of listeners. Itcauuotbe cpni, a pea ft bad. POINTS IN POLITICS. Humboldt Independent: Ignatius Donnelly wants Weaver to understand that ho cannot monopolize the political martyr business. G. Elaine has promised to .contribute to the November number of the North American Review an article on the political issues of the present campaign. Cedar Rapids Republican: Dana of the straight-out democratic Sun will support the nominee. That is, he's headed for Italy, and will give Mr. Cleveland his moral support. Des Moines Capital: Col. Eiboeek made an anti-prohibition democratic speech in Indianola a few evenings ago. Speaking against prohibition in Indianola would be very much like sending J. Ellen Poster to address the Germans of Davenport. South Dakota's sample ballots have been issued by the secretary of state. They contain 132 names and occupy 18 by 24-inch space. It is estimatad that it will require 38,000 pounds of paper to print the ballots for the entire state. This would lay a strip two feet wide the length of the entire state. Clay County News: Poor Judge Day! For over two decades he held office by the grace of republican voters. He wanted to continue in office by the same grace, but the party thought he better step aside and make room for some other equally able man. The judge makes a sorry spectacle of himself in stumpintr forGrover. " the first train and -went to Spencer and attended to the business, and returned home on the first train after the same was concluded. It is absolutely false, and a malicious lie that, as intimated by the Republican in its last issue, I purposely left the case before it was completed. I have practiced law in this county for twenty-three years, and never had the reputation of leaving my clients because their case might look difficult or because the trial judge was liable to make an erroneous decision." Mr. Clarke's language is doubtless explicit enough so that the young man who deludes himself with the notion that he is editing a newspaper will need no interpreter in order to get at its full meaning, and leaves the Republican in the unpleasant situation of having given one more evidence of its penchant for maliciously attacking reputable citizens without cause. Its charge that any person connected with THE UPPER DES MOINES had anything whateyer to do with assisting the prosecution in the libel case is the veriest moonshine. This paper invites any person to point to a line or word that ever appeared in its columns prejudicial to the Republican's case. The proprietors of this paper are responsible for their conduct, but not for the interpretation put upon it by others. IN HONOB OF OOLUMBUS. Complete Programme for Observance of Columbus Day. The schools will assemble in their respective rooms, as usual, on the morning of Oct. 21. At 9 o'clock a detachment of veterans of the G. A. R. will arrive and station themselves upon the lawn, south of the building. The pupils will then file out and form between the veterans and the building, after which the following programme will be carried out: Music by the Algona Cornet band. Reading of president's proclamation by W H. Dixson, master of ceremonies. Your " war correspondent" has now been located five days at "Camp Lockey," otherwise known as Sayevill, and more commonly as Thompson's Mills, some six miles northwestfrom Dubuque* oh the little Maquoketa river. This is the scene of the preliminary shooting of the Iowa rifle team. Out of the 30 present only 18 are firing and tonight some of those will be promoted to the rifle pit as target stickers, and the practice will be reserved to the 10 or 12 to be ready for Chicago. The contestants are: Capt. C. F. Gardner, Lieut. John Peterson, J. S. Cramer, Osage; Lieut. Frank R. Fisher, Waterloo; G. W, Rush, Waukon; Sergt. Chas. Kemble, Muscatine; Col. C. V, Mount, Sergt. Walters, Shenandoah; Capt. S. P. Moore, Lieut. Lee Harris, Sergt. Overman, Lee Moore, Jos. Mclntyre, Villisca; Sergt. M. G. Stokesbury, Sergt. R. M. Davis, Red Oak; Capt. H. J. Edens, Sergt. M. J. Walsh, Chas. Witham, Algona. Among others not shooting are W. F. Smith of Webster City, and W. E. Ward of Algona, besides Col. Cooke. Last night the high men stood in the following order: Mount, Rush, Fisher, Harris, Walters, Overman, Kenible, Moore, Mclntyre, Walsh. Walsh has come up some today and is doing good work. His scores are as follows; 200 yards, 41 and 39 out of 50; 300 yards, 31 and 39; 500 yards, 37 and 46; 600 yards, 42 and 39. At the skirmish runs he has made 67 and 37 out of 40 shots. His 46 at 500 yards is the best score yet made at any range. Chas. Witham shot well the first day, coming in fourth, but befell behind afterwards. Capt. Edens has a good average but has riot shot nearly so well as at home. If Algona is represented on the team it will be by Walsh, and he seems sure to get in. One of the others alternate. All will the residence of Mtv Marcus SPVIAKAI on Sixth street. Althoughi brouffi in the satne home, they were never at one unbroken gathering until no* Some months since Mf. Horace Schenotr of Algona, Iowa, suggested a reunion of the remaining members of the fam£ ly and the meeting this.week is the interesting result. Mr. Horace Schenck was born at the ' Lower Landing' in 1822. In 1849, with the energy ftn S ambition characteristic of the SchenM, family, he with his little family, con slsting of a wife and two children turned their faces to the west ara after ah absence of 43 years returns to look agaia at the place of his nativlt iw*v ibgunu I*,/ VM J\J i/ic*\>u ui ma nativitv to look for the old landmarks, which it his boyhood days had become impressed on his memory. indelibly His ' •* may be to Chicago score keepers and pit men. The range is much poorer than at Algona, The shooters face south and what they call a " fish tail" wind has been on every day yet. Then in order to see the skirmish figures they have had to range them on the pit, which has brought them against a dark back ground. The skirmish score of the whole team is very poor on this account. This much for the results of the rifle practice, which has resounded steadily nine hours a day in the peaceful creek valley heretofore dedicated to picnics We had intended to furnish some glowing military descriptions, but the only warlike thing we have seen has been the raid on the well-filled tables at the bagevill hostelry, excepting the combat between Dr. Morse and the woodchuck and this we did not see and have onlv the doctor's word for it. It was intimated that the doctor had frightened a bear, but he modestly contented himself with a woodchuck, a fact which goes to establish the credibility of the story Sagevill is a spot worth the time to visit. It is the typical Nasby's cross road. In 1854 a big stone mill was built. It is now untenantedand empty ^2 tel 18 ] n the flrst saloon above that on the road, and the postoffice is in the next. What is in the saloons on up the road we have not had time to investigate. As the farmers come into Dubuque they take in each saloon in the lane, and the half dozen between here Vlsit as man of Dubuque's impi VJOQ^U. un mo UJCiilUiy* X118 jOUr ney west was by the great lakes to Fond dU Lac, Wis., then to Chicago, and a little later by ox teams overland to the northwestern part of Iowa. It was a journey of months, and a journey such as pioneers of those early days onlv realize. If It was not heroic, then there are no heroes. Privations and sufferings came, but retreat never. He tells of long years when he had to go 40 miles with an ox team to get his corn and wheat ground. Of how he once had to wait eleven days for his ' turn' to come, and again of going over the road the third time before ho could get his 'grist.' Success came finally and a numorous^family has been raised and educated and well settled in life. A family group photograph shows a great grandchild, now two years old." SOMETHING ABOUT OHOLEEA, Suggestions That Arc Worth Heeding with Reference to the Terrible Scourjjo. To tho Editor: The following clipping from an article in the Medical World may be of interest to your readers, and arouse those that are careless In Pennsylvania the election ticket will be four feet long by two feet wide and it is feared that there isnotenoutFh paper in the state on which to print It In South Dakota only one firm has ria- per large enough for the ticket thefe and as only eight days remain befdre the ballots must be out, they are hiding for a'fatr price. I» Iowa tho tidket Is and audience. At the close of the singing the pupils, headed by the Algona band and folio wed by the audience, will march to the Congregational church, where the programme will be continued as follows: Invocation —R ev . Davidson Grand march of primary pupils. Recitation ...How Columbus Pound America Bobbie West. bon e ;v^'", Columbus Day By Pupils and Audience. J Recitation.. The Meaning of the Four Centuries „ , t Willie Galbralth. Recitation " Columbia's Banner" Lizzie Wallace. Addresses by Jos. W. Hays, Dr. Barr. and Dr; Sheetz. Son e yyv, Red, White and Blue By Pupils and Audience. Dialogue—" Columbus, or Discovery Day," by following east of characters: Oriano, an Indian Maiden Maud Cowan Genius of Discovery Bessie Rist Trafe 688 Kate Lantry Ctenius'of' America.'. '.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'. Maggi^Kgard Geo. Horton , Ruby Smith Mabel Smith c ;;- • Lulu Clarke g ou j h Olive Salisbury yfg£i May Edmonds Tableaux-Ferdinand andisabeiia' N1Ua Ba "' Martin McCall and Mattle Haggard S° lu . mbu f Hugh Heorick Washington Arthur Barr Invisible Quartette—Miss Agnes Randall, Mrs. Bowyer, Messrs. Hamilton and Doxsee. Courtiers, Sailors and Indians—Howard Wallace, David Miller, George Sponberg, Geo. Patterson, Garry Gtvrneld, Norman Hart, g»y Reed, Frank Howard, Claud Nicoullu, Willie Salisbury, Willie Hunt, Walter Kims. Color Guard-Geo. Hortou, Charlie Chubb, Ralph Edmonds, Ernest Beale, Fred. Clarke. S°ng..... By School Benediction Rev. W. H. Dorward Committees on invitation have been appointed in the different rooms whose 265 as they can, and get out at as manv going back as they can. They leave home m the morning and get back at night and they generally, we should judge, carry more beer during the dav than their teams do farm produce, ft is the old fashioned hundred years behind the times style of life up this valley, and it shows itself in the city for while Dubuque has groatindustriesand evidently great wealth, it is old fashioned, and seemingly sleepy for a city of its importance. There is none of the of the fine build- in other Iowa cit- had a good opportunity to see the city, for the ammunition and equipments were delayed a day, and with D? Morse and Chas. Witham we walked over about 20 miles of hills and valleys inspecting the city from the bluffs on one side and then on the other is ratho<r i -, J? und one l>0 Publican however an old German lady whose husband was through the war, and who assured us that they couldn't fool her M sca ">, her out - She believed in tho 2£^ b teM, ™« Prosed to put tnen she added that her v,^ • *L married a democrat, and he is the only voter in the family. We stay here till Wednesday evenino- when we go to Chicago, and spend th! remainder of the week 'at the world's air .opening. The Monday foUwing the inter-state contest '—-<-- - • ~ ln e ^ beautiful hillside ovedooking the va ley and thus far have had have had fin weather HARVEY INGHAM. duty it will be to extend a personal invitation to every patron of the school. Come out and assist us. We will endeavor to make you comfortable, and the exercises entertaining. Respect- W. H. PIXSQN. SOHENOK FAMILY BEUNION. An intorobtlng Event AVhlch Took Place at Fultou, ^ V C This office is in receipt of a copy of the Fulton, N. Y., Times, which gU an interesting account of the reunion of the Schenck family, of which Horace Schenck of this county is a FOR Inquire of S. dy p^k ov maple «rood. this venerable Kossuth county pi 0 n eei being now at Fulton for the purpose O f attending this gathering. We from the article as follows: "One of the very interesting of the week is the reunion of i?,,if" s °henck, one of the- Fulton, who came ' or thoughtless in regard to the sanitary condition of our city and their own premises, as all sanitary work should commence at home: "An epidemic of cholera is a fearful thing to contemplate, not only in regard to the awful sacrifice of human life, but also in regard to the economic calamities it entails. In the face of such a possibility every one should consider well what especial duty devolves upon him for its prevention, if possible. In 1880 a markedly fatal epidemic swept over Buenos Ayres, South America, having been started by the unwise and criminal discrimination of the health authorities in letting a high and influential official and his family land from an infected ship, while the common crowd was kept on board. We have seen that, in tho four principal epidemics with which the United States has been scourged, one was admitted almost simultaneously in Quebec and New York, by inefficient quarantine, one at New York and New Orleans by reason of the same neglect, one at New York alone and one at New Orleans alone. What an important responsibility they assume who undertake to be the guardians of our ports against contagious diseases. " We have seen from the foregoing accounts that when tho disease is introduced into this country before mid-summer it invariably finds a lodgement and spreads; but when it is introduced late in the autumn, it unfailingly hibernates in the clothing of emigrants and breaks out early during tho following year, with tho entire summer before it for uninterrupted propagation. Clearly we have two imperative duties; to allow no distinction to bo made between cabin and steerage passengers and to prohibit all immigration into this country entirely until a perfectly safe length of time (not less than six months) after the disease is completely stamped out in all European ports. These in addi- to strict quarantine and sanitary regulations at all times. All sanitary officers should be. disinterested officials of the government (preferably details from the regular army and navy) and not prejudiced local authorities of easy conscience, anxious only that the disease may not affect their particular city, while they pass it through to other localities. We must also realize the fact that a sanitary officer who proves venal in his neglect of duty is a more miserable traitor than he who would betray an army, as he knowingly and corruptly condems thousands of innocent men, women and children to a horrible death and the county to an almost . entire suspension of business for an in- aoiimte length of time. We wish to reiterate the observation that previous epidemics have either been introduced early in the warm season or have broken out early from non-disinfected oloth- ing imported during the previous autumn or winter. In regard to the danger now at our very doors and seeking m every way to gain admittance, if it should elude the vigilance of the quarantine at any of our various ports this fall, it may extend at once, and prevail during the winter, if wo have a mild winter, or if we have early frost and an ordinary or severe winter, it may not make much progress this fall, but lie dormant and break out early next spring Again it may be imported early in the spring from infected European ports." ^ Now, how can we best provide for a ?. ooa su PPly of water? In my opinion it would be well to use the water supplied by the city, as it comes from a ueep well and would not be subject to surface contaminations as all our shallow wells must be from the escapement that will, with the help of rain, percolate through the soil, and in a short time make thorn unfit for use from a sanitary point of view. Wo cannot be too careful of our water supply. Strict- attention should be paid to the cleaning or all alleys and outhouses and then thorough disinfection with sulphate of i? n ,?V chl oi'ide of lime. The iron should be kept in quantities and used »n all outhouses daily and thrown around where any slops have been \n? v & The iron is che ^P when got in 10 to 40 pound lots and can be used by a " vo " e of ordinary intelligence. There should be no manure or other filth allowed to lay within the city limits and every citizen should help the author*- ues m keeping up a good sanitary con' Qitlon, as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. H. C. McCoy, M. D., Physician to Board of Health. w££ !*&****> tt«9» toiW* a.^aS*/ »e here Wh his w™ , —"—* >k, in 181/opf m loweS ™? 1 estftte , tll 9 e l °^ ftt $ e JW r, *& »^'isffi»a& ^iftSB

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