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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 9, 1892
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THE tJPPKM DBS MOIRES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1802; * * . . .. — ..- --—.—. W .E-.~.^.^-^-*.—«^ >-• jtaj^aa-taaaaaaaficaiiatAriii Upper Des Moines r ^#ENTY-SiBVENTH YEAR. BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The Upper DCS Moines: , One copy, one year....; 11.50 Oft* copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 ent to ail J " Bent Remit by ,t«8. iraft, money order, express order, :< nt our risk. or advertising sent on application. orpostal note at our risk. Kates of advertising si THE LKBYAttJJ CASES. A few of our democratic friends, who have been willing to discuss at all the attempt to control Kossuth county politics by means of a hundred or more outsiders here temporarily working on the railway grade, have feigned indignation that free American citizens were being deprived of their votes. Treating this seriously we have cited the law of Iowa to show the contrary. The absurdity of the claim is further shown when anyone will consider that everyone of these men has a right to vote at the place he came from. And why is it more of a hardship for them to go to the place where their business interests are and where they are at home, then it is for the hundreds of other men who had to leave Kossuth for some other place or come home to Kossuth to cast their" ballots? Why should every public man in Washington be compelled to go to his own state and own town to vote, and then allow this lot of transients to vote wherever they happen to alight in November? The claim is absurd. And if it were allowed what would be the logical consequence? If these men be permitted to change Kossuth's majority this year, what is, to prevent a democratic immigration every year sixty days before election? It would not pay in Kossuth, perhaps, but once establish the principle and what would prevent " colonizing" any close congressional district? Absolutely nothing, for if these railway men have a right to vote then anybody of transients must be allowed to vote, who have spent 60 days in the county. But take a still broader view of this attempt. Here is a body of men with no interest in the county, no idea of remaining beyond the time of their job, allowed to absolutely control our local affairs. If a pi-oposition were up to expend a big sum of money, their vote might carry or defeat it. This fall they could elect or defeat any man for county office, and possibly dictate a congressman from this district. What is this but a plain subversion of every principle of equity, and every sacred right which the actual citizens have to manage their own affairs? It is nothing but this, and it is little to the credit of the democrats of this county that they have countenanced or encouraged it. THE UPPER DES MOINES is in favor of every right of every citizen being respected. But the railway hands are no more exempt from the rule which requires every man to vote in the county.where his home and his interests are, than is President Harrison or Congressman Dolliver, or the citizens of Kossuth like J. B. Jones or W. W. Wheeler or Olof Johnson, who have traveled a hundred miles to vote where they belong. And as for allowing the local affairs of this county to be dictated by a traveling band with no interests at stake in the result, no sune man will argue that it is good sense, good law, or justice. Without reference to party politics every good citizen of this county ought to aid right here in effectually repudiating this attempt to override the honest votes of our people by the aid of this transient and irresponsible body. MOCK HEROICS. There is nothing more commendable than righteous indignation. But somehow righteous indignation in politics has come to be looked on with suspicion. The injured innocent air don't fit very many engaged in the laudable enterprise of getting an office for themselves or assisting their friends to get one. It especially don't fit our esteemed democratic contemporary. Here it is in its last issue apparently boiling over because of a circular on which Mr. Dol- llver's speech in congress is printed with Mr. Ryan's in tho Congregational church. In its varied vocabulary of denunciation it pronounces this "a small, dirty trick," "a scurvy trick," "a small, mean, unprincipled trick," "such a trick—such a lie," etc., etc. One might think from all this and the references to "the great high cocko' lorum Dolliver," that the Courier had never seen an election circular before, and that the enormity had just dawned upon its innocent mind. But as we said injured innocence don't fit our contemporary. Tho fact is that if there is any scurvy trick in sending out this circular, Mr. Ryan and his friends saw it and went better. For before this had been issued Mr. Ryan had sent out a similar one printed in English, Scandinavian, and German attacking Mr. Dolliver, and this the Courier knew when it published this amusing indictment. And if there was anything ' scurvy in printing what Mr. Ryan actually said side by side with what Mr. Dolliver actually said without further comment, what kind of a trick would- it be called to intimate in unmistakable terms that Mr. Dolliver was drunk or nearly so at a Chicago banquet, and made a foolish speech, no part of which is published? We have no copy of this circular at present, but unless we are mistaken in its ear marks it is Mr. Ryan's own production, and one of its chief assaults upon Mr. Dolliver is for voting for a world% fair appropriation, which this astonishing political document announces is a steal on the farmers of the Tenth congressional district. Now before Our esteemed Courier makes another attempt at the right' eous indignation act, we would suggest that it publish a few selections from Mr. Ryan*s circular on Mr. Dolliver. And if it then desires to further denounce the atrocity of campaign circulars let it reprint the one it got out last fall on John G. Smith for circulation in Hancock county. And if it still seeks an aggravated case of "scurvy" tricks let it give that German circular on B. F, Reed, which was peddled over Kossuth county last fall. After it has shown the rascality of all these, all of which actually distorted and misrepresented facts and statements, it will then be in order to devote a column' to a circular which contains nothing but what was actually said in the exact words of the speakers. THE UPPER DES MOINES is not defending this or any campaign dodger. It has little confidence in their value. But if the Courier is going to pose against them it wants that chief author of them to come into the fold in the proper manner by confession and repentance. It is too thin to walk to a front seat in the synagogue and prate in the "I am holier than thou" style in view of the known facts of local history. campment there witnessed scenes of disorder, which culminated in the reek- ess shooting of one of the men on the beam by a mail who was riding by with his family from a pleasure excursion. And in a late Dubuque paper the follow- Big item is published: " The Sagevlile road was last night the 'scene of another of the-numerous attempts at highway robbery, which have been made there during the last ten nights. The Iriver of Hemmi's dairy wagon was driv- 'ng home about 6 o'clock last evening when wo men appeared on the road and grasped ,he horses by the bridles. He had the jresence of mind to whip up the off horse tuddenly and the team started So quickly ,hat he was enabled to make his escape. 3e describes the men as.young, one of them all and the other short, -but he doubts that IB could identify them. The citizens up that way are growing restive and indignant over these frequent outrages and they de- nand that the city and county authorities take steps to protect them in their lives and property." This is all the fruit of the country saloon system. The Sageville road is ined with saloons and beer gardens. They are open at all hours of the night frequented by the worst classes from the city. Removed from any police supervision they observe what regulations they please, and they are recruiting a criminal class which already is making it unsafe for the average traveler, besides depleting the pockets and demoralizing the habits of the country people, who consider it a nec- ssary part of their visit to the city to drink at as many as they can. This question of country saloons or saloons by townships has arisen in Iowa once, and may again. If it ever does and anyone is inclined to try tho experiment we hope he will visit the city of Dubuque and take a drive to Sageville. IIAKHISON AS A MAN. The side light thrown upon the character of President Harrison by the b reaveinent which came upon him in the loss of his wife has done more to estab lish his hold on the respect and esteem of the people than his career in public office. His conduct during her long illness and his brief notes since speak for that fine manhood which is not always present in men prominent in public life. In response to a letter of sympathy from his old-time pastor he wrote: " My Dear Mr. Haines: I thank you for your comforting letter. The old proyer meeting room has been very often in my thoughts and I could almost hear the prayers of the old friends who still gather there for those who left them first for heavy cares and now for heavier sorrow. God bless you all. Most sincerely yours. "BENJAMIN HAIUUSON." Just before his departure from Indianapolis he addressed a note to his neighbors, and said: "My Dear Old Friends and Neighbors: I cannot leave you without saying that the tender and gracious sympathy which you today have shown for me and for my children, and the much more touching evidence you have given of your love for a dear wife and mother, have deeply moved our hearts. We yearn to tarry with you and to rest near the hallowed spot where your loving hands have laid our dead; but our grandchildren watch in wondering silence for our return, and need our care, and there is some public business which will not longer wait upon my sorrow. May a gracious God keep and bless you all. Most gratefully yours ','BENJAMIN HAKUISON." After arriving at Washington in response to the numerous messages he had received he gave the following to the press: " The expressions of sympathy with me and our family in our great sorrow from individuals, from societies, from churches, from conventions, from public meetings, from political clubs and committees in al! parties, and, indeed, from all our people, have been so tender and so full of respecl and love for Mrs. Harrison that I reluctantly abandon the purpose of making persona! acknowledgement of each. We are grate fill, very grateful for this cup of good will and for your prayerful intercessions. May God give to each of you in every trial thai grace and strength which you have asked for us. BENJAMIN HAIUUSON." Among all the men who have held high station at Washington ii would be difficult to find one who has shown higher regard for the sanctities of life, or whose personal character is so free from stain as the president's, Whatever the result of this election President Harrison must ever be held not only one of the wisest and safest ol public leaders the nation has ever had, but also as one of the purest and most exemplary in his private life. SAGEVILLE. Nature and man have combined to produce a peculiar condition along the Sageville road. This highway of farm traffic runs northwest out of the city of Dubuque. Nature has made it one of the most picturesque spots in Iowa. The people of Dubuque county have made it an avenue of country saloons. It runs along the valley of the little Maquoqueta river, back through high bluffs which line the Mississippi until it reaches the more level country, where it spreads into a dozen other roads to accommodate the demands of traffic. Its scenery in autumn at least is beautiful. The hills are heavily wooded, the valley is fertile, and at every turn perpendicular masses of rock give it an air of romance. Sage ville itself, a little row of farm houses with a school and postoffice and a de sorted mill, overlooks an enclosed val ley whicli tradition says was once a lake, and which is soon to be made into a lake by an artificial dam. It was in this valley that the range of the Iowa rifle team lay, and it was amidst such delightful natural surroundings that ten days of Iowa's finest October weather were spent. To the rifle team as to every casual visitor it seemed as though the Sageville road ought to witness only an idyllic life, where violence and disturbance wore unknown. Nature had done everything to encourage enjoyment and quiet and good order. And yet the ten days of military en- At the state Unitarian conference special services are to be held in memory of George William Curtis. Miss Safford discusses "his work for equal rights," and S. M. Clark of the Gate City has a paper on The Journalist and Civil Service Reformer." The Des Moines News sets up a hearsay report of Prof. Cornwall against the positive statements of Senator Allison, Col Henderson, Senators Gatch and Mack and with apparent confidence asks the people of Iowa to believe that they are all liars. The News has cut a great many curious antics before, but the undiluted gall of this is ahead of anything before seen in Iowa The News has either gone daft or takes tho people for monumental fools. The tin cup peddlers who beat McKinley would no 1 have condescended to use such clap trap as it has invented to help out the mercenary outfit of third party leaders. Senator Funk notes the bargain hi which the third party prohibitionists go $3,500 from the state democratic committee and says: " The vinegar-visaged Mrs. Me Murry, who has induced more weariness under the gilded dome of the state housi than any other woman that ever bored a legislature, is accused in this connection. James G. Elaine, in an article in th November North American Review, cite, the fruits of reciprocal trade with Cuba in one year. We have gained $4,000,000 o trade in flour alone. Our total exports tc this island are 65 per cent, greater than they were the year before, and now amoun to • nearly twenty millions of dollars an nually. The Lu Verne News commends the in structors in the Garner school, who have it says, " taught 00 years." Ain't they en titled to retire on half pay or something o that sort? They should get to the world's fair as an exhibit. The Rural World pays a fitting tribute to the primary schoolteacher: "Lif your hat reverently when you pass th> teacher of the primary school. She is the great angel of the republic. She takes the bantling fresh from the home nest, full o pouts and passions— an ungovernable little wretch whose own mother honestly admits that she sends him to school to get rid of him. The lady who knows her business takes a whole carload of these anarchists one of whom, single handed and alone, is more than a match for his parents, and a once puts them in a way of being usefu and upright citizens, At what expense o: toil, patience and soul weariness. Liftyoui hat to her," It is said that the silver half dollars to be issued for the world's fair will be ready some time in December and will be sold at 81 apiece. The first one has been reserved on an offer of $10,000 for it, Big sums have been offered also for the 400th, the 1492nd, and the 1893nd. , Mr. and Mrs. C, L. Smith of Bode ought to know whether marriage is a failure. They were married, then separated, and now after seven years are married again. - * President Harrison says Thursday, the 24th, is to be Thanksgiving day. The death of Gen. Tuttle removes one of the most conspicious of Iowa's veterans His part in carrying tho day at Fort Donelson won him and his Iowa soldiers lasting fame, He was born in Ohio in 1828, and came to Iowa in 1846. He entered the army as colonel and was commissioned brigadier general in 1862. He took part in many important engagements and has for years been a prominent and well-known figure in Iowa gatherings. The State Register was lucky in discovering the details of a bargain by which the state democratic committee gave $3,500 to the third party prohibitionists to use against the republicans. It made its charges as specifically as they could be stated, and the third party people have neither denied them nor resorted to the courts. There is no doubt that there was u clear bargain and sale with the democrats. Over two-thirds of the students Harvard college are republicans. I at loading of freight. They have also put a floor in the stock yards. Both improvements *ere sadly heeded and fill a long-felt want. Sioux City Journal: As is weli known Gov, Boies owns a very large estate in Palo Alto county. The county supervisors wish to establish a road through it, but the governor asks $5,000 for the concession. Yet, according to his favorite theory* the land does not pay for „ . +, »,, _ , _ -. , the itctual cost of cultivatidn, "to say But Republicans Get Sotne Compensa- not h5 n g O f interest on investment." tion in the Election of Dollivef and ! The governor, if consistent, should be anxious for someone to take the land, or part of it, off his hands. Humboldt independent: A large number of the young people of this county will attend the Northern Iowa Normal school of Algona this winter— NOT A SURE THING. Returns Thus Far indicate that Gfovef Cleveland Will Be the Mext President. the Entli'e County Ticket. THIS LOOKS MIRACULOUS. The Story of the Apparitions Seen and Cares Effected at the Church in Canton* Minnesota! All Accounts Agree that It Was a Hard fought Battle—The Figures So far as at Present Attainable. Kossuth is herself again. Her republican rooster greets its neighbors with its bend up, and its comb unfrosted. The straight republican ticket wins way down to constable, unless the official count makes great changes in the unofficial vote. Randall goes in by a big majority, Grose ditto. Raymond is elected handsomely, so are Burton and Chubb, Doxsee has a close call but he is a winner. Dolliver gets a magnificent endorsement and from his nine majority two years ago jumps to 225 or thereabouts. The reports from Fort Dodge show that he also ran way ahead at home and his majority in the district will be a big one. The national ticket gains in Kossuth. Wheeler last year had 112. Harrison gets tabout 260. In the state the re- publicalis win, and the Register claims 25,000 over Cleveland. Nine and perhaps ten congressmen are elected. In the nation it seems that Cleveland is theiwinner. New York and Illinois are democratic. Indiana endorses Harrison. Weaver has probably carried Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oregon, -and Nevada. Democrats voted the people's ticket. This will probably elect Cleveland. The unofficial vote of Kossuth as far as received is given below. Garfield is the democratic town to hear from. Swea, Buffalo, and Spring- the term beginning Nov. 8. That school is having a wonderful growth. The year before Prof. Chaffee took charge of the school the total attendance was only 65. The first year under his management, 1891-92, the enroll ment reached 215 and this year will be between 300 and 400, and from what we can learn of it the school has advanced as rapidly in interest and In quality of work as it has in numbers. STOCK BREEDERS TO MEET, The Coming Gathering; at ITumbolcU —A Good Programme. The advanced sheets are out for the programme of the nineteenth annual meeting of the Iowa Improved Stock Breeders' association to be held in Humboldt, Iowa, beginning Dec. 7,1892, and to last three days. It is needless for us to say that this is one of the greatest gatherings of stockmen that annually combs together for the discussion of the pertinent topics which its name suggests. It is not only an association of breeders of improved stock but it is a meeting of improved breeders of stock. At these meetings every phase of the live stock interests is dis cussed to the edification of all who maj be able to attend. It is to be held ii the northern part of the state anc we apprehend that a good meeting wil be had, and no stone will be left un turned by the citizens of Humboldt to make their guests tor the week com fortable. If you are a breeder of fine stock, do not fail to be there, for if you stay away you will miss a treat. Re duced rates have been obtained over al the roads. The corn will have been al gathered by that time; the roots safel; HJ'fl'DFFtr't't i si OirJOMB is.<"?? §S8£ H tow-i WMCJI IMS CiH 81-1.' -K4OISM MOOCCOOOW. ft i* a M OKI: OOWCBWGS O-IOOI-'O. O M M Cil M n -i; o w c: 10 w WOO^IOIOCC, O-111C-. IS CSOMI-i|-> O- O If- CO • -iioo>; . OHO • couos: oceu- -]. OOC3' OOiOJ' 00 MOO0005 Harrison, (rep.) M M10 CO 00 Dolliver, (rep.) Byan, (dem.) o; v«c -i 03 37 a B Jleveland, (dem.) Doxsee, (rep.) Hoflus, (dem.) Crose, (rep.) Ogren, (dem.) Raymond, (rep.) Sullivan, (dem.) Randall, (rep.) Smith, (dem.) Burton, (rep,) Chubb, (rep,) Klein, (dem.) Button, (dem.) I gf I U) o 9 field are the republican towns. These and the county vote in Greenwood and Ledyard complete the list. Greenwood gives 20 republican majority and Crose 67 majority. Ledyard gives 28 republican majority. It is a sweeping republican victory. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Algona district Methodist conference meets at Webster City the 16th and 17th of this month. E. E. Prussia, an early comer to Fort Dodge, was married lately to Mrs Marcellus, They are in California on a wedding trip. A. E. Kidd of Spencer, who was tried at the last term of court for alleged bribery, has bought a soap patent for Iowa and will start a factory, probably at Spencer. Elmore Eye: Harvey Mathers is painting the drop curtain for the opera house. The curtain will be 11x20 feet and embellished by a beautiful view of Windsor castle. A young farmer near Elmore recently advertised for a wife. The card was seen by a Philadelphia lady, a correspondence struck up, and last week the young lady came west, met her lover and was married to him. The Whittemore Champion tells a story on S. B. Reed, who traded a pony out at Fairville for two wild ones, and not being able to drive them had to walk to Algona and lead them. He has just been over to get his buggy. The worst thing out on Spencer is the re-opening of the skating rink business. There is something mossy about that ancient and discarded craze. Spencer should keep up with the times if it proposes to lead the procession in northern Iowa. Bancroft Register: Our friends of the Northwestern road have blessed our city somewhat by building more platform room at the depot for the un- in the cellars, and everything in readi ness for a mid-winter vacation. The following are a few of the papers which will be read and discussed at the meet ing: Breeding and Feeding Cattle, by A. A Berry, Clarinda, Iowa. Notes on Winter Care of Stock, by J T Brooks, Hedrick. The Balanced Ration—When to Use It by Prof, C. C, Georgeson, Manhattan, Kan Grasses and Substitutes, by Prof. Jame Wilson, Ames. The Breeder of Improved Stock Must Bi an Improved Man, by ex-Gov. C. C Car penter, Fort Dodge. The Progress of the Dairy, by E. C, Ben nott, Tripoli, The Grangers' Cow, by C. L. Gabrielson New Hampton, The Future Horse, With Reference to Market Value, hy Prof. C. F. Curtiss, Amos Western Sheep Industry, by H. A. Heath Some'view's on Beef Production, by H C, Wallace, Ames. Development of Farm Animals, by Prof. Premium' Stock—The Consistency of of tho Best For full programme address the secretary, Geo. W. Franklin, Atlantic Iowa. THE MONTH'iTMAGAZINES. The November number of Romance is „ typical American one. Here are grouped together characteristic stories by NSthanie Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Hart well Catherwood, Henry S. Brooks^ Sherwood Bonner, Mary E. Wilkins and Harriet PrescottSpofford-the last of whom contributes a thrilling Thanksgiving TtorT The east, west, north, and south are alifie represented in these vigorous, wholesome and picturesque narratives, among which are half a dozen uncommonly strong oriel Ml ones, b A Sheldon Catholic Visits the Place in Search of Relief, and Tells What He Saw and Heard. A great sensation has been created by some miraculous doings at a Catholic church at Canton, Minn.' Visions have been seen, and cures have been effected and public curiosity greatly excited. A Sheldon Catholic named P. H. McCarthy visited the church and has written ah interesting account which was published in the League of the Cross at Sioux City. A few paragraphs will interest our readers: Having heard of apparitions and cures at Canton, Minn., and being afflicted and in hopes of receiving some benefit, I, with my daughter, took the train recently for the latter place. Having arrived before the church I made my prostration and looked to the windows, anxious to see some of the apparitions spoken of. But lo, there was nothing more to be seen in those windows than in any ordinary window. Having entered the church and commended myself in prayer to God, I went outside. There the people in groups were pointing out to each other the different apparitions they then and there saw, but your scribe' could see nothing. Here let me observe that no person on their first coming can see anything unusual. Again I entered the church and asked the Blessed Virgin that I might not go 'home a castaway, repeating that little prayer, "Remember, O, most pious Virgin Mary," and then returned outside and saw what follows: In tho circular window I saw the face of a boy about four years old with black, heavy, wavy hail- parted in the middle, of a ruddy complexion. .This was about 10 a. m. To me there was no unusual figure visible. About 4 p. m. to the west (tho church stands north and south) of this visible head and face there appeared a small head of a female, but smaller than the first. After I first saw those faces they remained visible all the time till the window was taken away on the evening of Tuesday by Bishop Cotter of Winona. He is rather inclined to doubt there being anything supernatural about those apparitions and had the window turned inside out. Then the small face was to the east. He intends to have the window tested scientifically. Those faces could be seen by anybody when there awhile. The next conspicuous object appeared in the east light of the gallery window in the shape of a largo cross with the arm disjointed on the east and a burning blue cloud on the west at the arm of the cross and descending to the foot of the column; but this appearance is not always the same. I saw, and so did my daughter, though at different times, a clear and well-defined cross, or rather crucifix, the arms extended, the head cast forward, and the whole body sustained by the nails in the hands, the knees crippled, the whole body limp and hanging as nature itself. The spots on the forehead in white would indicate the parts pierced by thorns, also the nails in the hands and feet. The spear marks were also very plain, but lower down than is represented in pictures of the crucifiction. The church is a humble structure, the village small and irregular, but it has a history. A gentleman who resided there told me that a women when dying (before there was talk of achurch there) saw angels coming down from heaven on the ground where the church now stands. Here he hid his head in his hands and remained silent. I asked " why don't you go ahead with your story?" He resumed and told mo that there was much opposition on the part of some of the parishioners to building, but if as by inspiration the pastor, Father Jones, went ahead. There is no part of the building finished for lack of funds, but now there will bo enough from the voluntary offering to build a magnificent temple. I learned afterwards from other sources that the gentleman who told me about the vision of the departed lady was her husband. Now as to the miraculous cures: The case of Henry McBride of Plymouth Rock, Iowa, sixyears crippled by rheumatism, who came there on crutches which now hang on the front of the church, is the most striking. He now remains around tho church selling articles of devotion. Johanna Mulvehill, Fountain, Minn., crippled with rheumatism, also cured. A young lady from Waco, Allamakee county, Iowa, had bone disease in both legs. Doctors scraped the bones, but while there the wounds healed and she left Canton without her cane. Although there are many astounding cures yet I state only what I hoard from the above parties themselves. The number of crutches' on the wall is nineteen the number of canes eight. I)r. Busby's Funeral, * The Bancroft Register notes the death and funeral of Dr. Busby, who was democrat candidate for coroner last year. He left Bancroft on account of consumption, but gained no relief. The Register says; The funeral was held at Webster City from the Congregational church and attended by some of our people. M. A. Turner, J. A. Campbell and Tom Sherman went from the K. P. lodge and Jas. Hofius, Dr. Walters and Frank Davis went from the Odd Fellow lodge. They were pleased to see them in attendance and they acted as pall bearers. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and the remains were taken to Lexington, 111., for interment. His death takes from earth one of the bright and worthy young men, and a man whose death is keenly felt by all who knew him. Corn Is the Crop. The Whittemore Champion: Henry Klingelhoffer brings in a few ears of corn, from a field planted June lli which are perfectly sound and aoluJi W- fording the best of evidence qf the producing qualities of our farms, •,

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