The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 19, 1893 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 19, 1893
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OTPEB BES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNE813AY, APRIL ID,1808. m *-wW m \^j \^j Twenty-Eighth Year, BY INGHAM & WARREN. Term* to Subscribers: One copy, one yoar ...................... ..... SI/50 On* copy, six month* ........... . ••• ........ Jjj On* copy, three months ......... , ......... *° Bant to any address nt nbore rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at otir risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. BEOAUSB this paper doesn't like it will .probably make no difference, but wo feel like protesting against the habit of a majority of Iowa's daily papers, and the best ones, at that, giving place to .the foreign advertiser at tho top or bottom of nearly every column of road- ing matter. Wo understand very well why it is done—tho foreign advertiser demands it as ono'Of tho considerations for his valuable patronage. It is also tho fact that ho pays more for it than ho would if ho had to take the " run of tho paper," to use a phrase that seems sufficiently expressive. Of course these papers will bo managed in accordance with tho dictates of tho men whose money is invested in them; but tho fact should not bo forgotten that the readers havo some rights which tho advertisers—especially foreign—should bo compelled to respect. If there is anything calculated to produce that "tirod feeling," of which we havo hoard more or less, it is to 'become thoroughly interested in a news article just in timo to run amuck of a patent medicine " ad.," and become compelled to skirmish around for tho remainder of the article, sometimes successful, often-otherwise. As was said, wo pro- •Humc our gentle but well-meant " kick" will havo no olTeot, but wo believe we voice a common sentiment whon wo say that tho plan now becoming so general is a source of no little annoyance to tho average reader, to say nothing of tho wretched and unworkmanlike appear ance that it gives to tho ordinary •" model" newspaper. Tho foreign nd- •vortisors should bo satisfied if thoy are a'blo to got space at all. Whon it comes to 'their occupying all tho reserved «oats wo lllo our demurrer. A I3AHY check room is ono of tho lato innovations brought about by a suggestion of tho Rev. B. Fay Mills in Minneapolis. Tho plan has its commendable features. Who that has attended the opora and boon annoyed by tho colicky squeak of tho dear, sweot things but would welcome any .proposition that would lead to tho needed reform? Tho details of tho arrangement aro not given, but it is to be assumed that the check room is supplied with all tho modern paraphernalia in the way ol nursing bottles, soothing syrup, etc., which are administered with tho practiced hand of tho trained and capable nurso. There is a deal of common sense in tho scheme, and yet the over cautious mother is liable to raise an ob- je.ction. Suppose, for instance, tho babies got mixed and tho wrong baby handed out to tho wrong mother. There aro those pooplo who even to tho present day insist that babies all look alike, and unless thoso in charge of tho check room aro possessed of extraordinary faculties in this respect, confusion without end may result from what is intended to become a blessing to man and •womankind. But let us taka tho chances. Let tho chock room come. Its arrival will meet a welcome as hearty as that of tho removal of tho brood-rimmed bat at the theatre. A HILL has boon introduced in tho Illinois legislature which, if it becomes 11 law, will compel all manufacturers ol "patent 11 medicines to print on tho label tho formula of tho compound contained in the package. Tho patent medicine men, as might bo expected, aro opposed to such u law, and are on hand at Springfield in 'full force to defeat its passage if possible, averring that thoy would prefer leaving the state to complying with its provisions. Tho man who introduced that bill had an eye to tho welfare of tho people, and his efforts are to bo commended, Whal bettor reason could thoro bo for the need of such a law than the vigorous opposition of tho patent medicine men themselves? It is clear that thoy ob- joot because to reveal tho contents o! their compounds would in all probability destroy tho sale of their goods. Thoj prefer to keep tho public in blissful ignorance as to what their nostrums contain, trusting to tho gullibility of the dear pooplo for success. As a rule tho more patent mcdicino ono takes tho worse oil ho is, and if ho could but know in advance what ingredients go to make up tho compound ho could be saved a good deal in tho way of suffer ing which ho now experiences and has to pay for besides. Worso laws thai this ono would bo are on tho statute o: every stato. TliK Amos Times says it hoars con Bldorablo talk about nominating a farm or for governor by tho republicans tho coming fall. Wo confess that wo havo not hoard much talk of that kind, al though for all wo know it may bo goin^ on. Tho republicans of Iowa nominatec u farmer candidate two yoars ago, or, rather, permitted him to nominate him 1 self, and tho result of tho election is not forgotten. But it was ivot because tho M»y candidate was ft farmer that he was not elected. The fact that a man is a successful farmer is an endorsement for lira so far as it goes, but there is noth- .ng in that alone which qualifies him for the responsible duties of the chief state executive. It may be that his knowledge of farming and its kindred pursuits insures a successful outcome to his efforts in that direction, but in the absence of other and important qualifications his administration as governor would lack much of * that brilliancy which should, at least to some extent, characterize the efforts of a man elevated to such ah honorable and responsible place. What tho republicans want as a candidate for governor this fall is a broad and liberal-minded man, ono capable of grasping more than a single idea at a time, and, above all, one who can canvass the stato nnd discuss public questions in an intelligent and comprehensive manner, and who is able and willing to moot his opponent on any ground. That kind of a man can be elected. Whether he be farmer, lawyer, or business man, is wholly immaterial. He must be capable of making a vigorous and red-hot campaign and willing to do so. Any other kind of a candidate will simply land where other defeated republican candidates have found themselves after tho votes were counted. to all this tomfoolery he has ddnd the proper thing, though it ought to have >een done sooner. The Cedar Rapids Republican under L. . Merchant's editorial management has ost none of Its value as a newspaper. He proves himself as able an editor as he was msiness manager. Cedar Rapids Republican: One of tho Carroll county assessors reports his township as producing an average of 8,000 bushels of corn to the acre. That must be tho place where Secretary Morton husked his 100 bushels of corn In six hours. TilK newspaper fraternity have been watching, during tho past few months, with a good deal of interest tho movements of a gigantic combination of tho typo founders of tho United States. The organization is capitalized for nine million dollars, and is said to include all but three of tho foundries in this country. Thoy object to its being called a trust, and assert that it is merely a consolidation of interests for tho pur poso of maintaining a uniform scale of prices. It is not easy to understand in what respect it differs from any other trust or combination that is mado solely for purpose of controling prices. Wo suppose, however, there is a difference, olso thoy would not so vigorously pro- tost against being called by their right name. At present their prices for typo are no higher than before the combination was organized, but it looks very much as if this is because three reputable and reliable foundries still refuse to join thorn. Does anybody presume for a moment that prices would not'have been advanced if all tho foundries had been brought in? It is tho history ol trusts that this very, thing happens just so soon as absolute control of the market is secured, and it is folly to suppose that it would not bo tho case in this instance were it possible. This paper wants to go on record as opposed to trusts of all kinds. It believes in open competition in all linos of trade. It is the kind of competition wo havo to meet, and is tho proper thing under all circumstances. If the newspaper men throughout tho country consult thoii own interests they will patronize the independent houses. That is the line of policy adopted by this paper, and we boliovo wo aro acting from motives ol self-protection in so doing. It is a mat- tor of dollars and cents to every newspaper publisher in the land whethei tho independent houses are permitted to livo or aro squeezed out of existence by a powerful combination representing nine millions of dollars. Of the three independent houses ono is in Chicago, ono in Philadelphia, and ono in Now York. All three aro first cla'ss and reliable, and tho typo made by the Chicago house, with which this paper is printed, is aiot exceeded for durability or finish by any manufactured anywhere. THE American flag has been pulled down at Honolulu, and now the annexationists aro howling themselves hoarse in an effort to make it appear that tho United States government is disgracec' in tho eyes of tho civilized world. Simultaneously with this movement tho American protectorate was withdrawn, and James H. Blount of Georgia, whom President Cleveland sent there as commissioner to report the actual condition of things, sits in his cottage in an easy chair, cogitating, no one knows what. Tho forces from the United States cruiser Boston have been sent aboard, and nothing indieativo of American authority remains except tho commissioner and Minister Stevens. President Harrison was known or at leasl supposed to bo in favor of annexation, and tho recent move is said to be tho result of President Cleveland's opposition to tho plan. Whether this is so 01 not makes no especial difference. The scheme of annexation was a humbug from tho start, and ought not to have boon countenanced. A canine with two caudal appendages would havo about as much uso for the second one as this government has for the Hawaiian islands. Tho natives themselves aro said to be opposed to annexation, and expressed much joy at the withdrawal of tho American protectorate, accepting it as an evidence that this country would make no further move in that direction. So far as the disgrace ip concerned this government can retire as gracefully now as it can after becoming more deeply involved. There is/ little doubt that tho movement was ihaugu- ratod by a few ambitious American residents of Honolulu whose motives are at least questionable if not dishonest. If tho president has seen fit tp put a stop Armstrong has a. business inan named Boots. Ho Is one of tho few men in tho world who doesn't offer to "bet his boots." Says tho Carroll Herald: Tho Sioux Ity Journal Is right. Prohibition has been practically resubmltted every yoar since 1882. When the noted Hlrchel amendment was defeated in the Cedar Rapids convon- ;ion two years ago ox-Gov. Carpenter rushed to the front of tho stago and with the wildest enthusiasm " thanked God that prohibition had again been submitted and car rled." B. F. Wright shouted " amen," and the response came from tho assembled multitudes, " amen I" Of course It has been resubznitted. It has hardly "carried," iiowover. A man at Eagle Grove announces through tho Gazette that ho will bo a candidate for iounty treasurer next fall. That man Is a little previous. He should at least wait until tho Iowa blizzards have censed. The Humboldt Republican is a neatly- priutcd paper. J. F. Jaqua is news editor, ..Jaqua, is agricultural editor, and Mrs C. T. Jaqua edits tho woman's department Thoro is n combination that can't be prose cuted under the anti-trust law. eacherasked: "Whatwould 1 have f I should get married?" The response was prompt, birt was not what she ex- jected, and she blushed such a brll- lant red that tho sunlight paled. Spirit Lake is preparing for its rogu- ar summer trade. Tho Ksthorvillo republican says: Thoro wns an agent or a Wisconsin liquor firm in town Tuesday and bo said ho had sold tho day before 150 barrels of beor to ono man at Spirit Lake, Bancroft Register: R. M. tllohirwml las let the'contract for building tho 'oundatton and vault for his Swoa City jank to B. C. Llndberg. Tho contract 'or the carpenter work has notyot boon et. He estimates tho cost of tho whole structure at about $3,000. Estherville Republican: Tho Kos suth county case of Holt/, vs. Peterson was tried to a jury for the third timo this week, resulting in about tho same verdict, viz., that tho defendant pay foi ihe steers. Tho dispute was originally over a $25 difference, but tho costshavo reached nearly $1,000. The Gazette of Eagle Grove says " Alex. Owen and wife returned lasl week, both very much improved ii health. Their nieco, Miss Loleta Lov- etof San Diego, aline contralto singer, returned with them and will visit in this section for somo timo." Alox Owen was an early-day resident of Algona. Burt Monitor: Surveyor Tolllor hai been doing considerable work in oui town the past week. Now additions havo boon made to tbo plat and in thi course of a year at tho present rate o constructions it will bo necessary to add to our townsito. Booming Burt is fast becoming a metropolis of northon Iowa and wo aro all proud of it. The momentous question of whether oi not a Chiuaman cun bo libeled is up for settlement in a New York court. That's easy The English language will need several ad ditional words added before it can bo done The Hancock Signal has an idea which isn't so bad: "Somo mighty small mon both republicans and democrats, .are being editorially puffed as suitable candidates foi governor this fall. Better let the green timber season and not force it on the mar kot before tho sap is cured." Speaking of the election of Carter H Harrison as mayor of Chicago, in which nearly every newspaper in that city opposed him, the Carroll Herald says regarding th' power of tho press: "But the press can not deal with the fixed order of things an lead people ono way or the other withou the general co-operation of the many an> undescribable influences that affect the peo plo. It is hard to tell what thesejnfluence: aro. They are not created by newspape: comments; they do not seem to be affectec by tho press. But thoy exist and are irre pressible." Bro. Funk discusses tho obituary poetrj fad, and says in the Beacon: Bro. Pipe of the Shelden Mail pleads guilty to the publication of rickety original poetry in connection with obituary notices, but plead " sympathy for tho bereaved" in extenua tion. In our experience " the bereaved' havo very seldom endeavored to mitigat thoir sorrow by doing violence to tho rule of syntax. They aro usually willing t leave the obituary matter to the editor o to somo other friend who has acquired th habit of writing practically in sentence reaching clear across the column, Th poetry outrage is almost always committed without tho knowledge or consent of th relatives of the deceased. Tho bereaved havo trouble enough without a further in fliction of this sort, and it is the duty of tin editor to see that their grief is not mad< ridiculous by effusions of the characte mentioned. Tho Chicago Tribune of Monday morning roasts Warden Madden of the Anamos penitentiary unmercifully for his conduc as manager of that institution. If th charges aro true thoy are a subject for in vestigation. It will .now be in order fo Representative Goodwin of Clay to rise am explain about that " plum" which ho so cured in tho last legislature. IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. At Emmetsbnrg T. W. Martin ha sued Patrick O'Brien for slander. The case will bo tried at the next term o court. Emmotsburg pays the principal of it public schools $1,200 a year. Prof Rummel has been retained for anothe two years. Spencer News: As wo go to press O L. Bender is lying very low of brail fever, with no hope entertained of hi recovery. The Armstrong Journal says tha town will have passenger trains ir about two weeks. It also notes the ar rival of another fiddler, making a totiv of 70. James Nolan of Fern Valley township Palo Alto county, returned from Cher okoe Monday evening, where ho ha boon for three weeks taking theKeele; treatment. The News at Spencer is very enthusi astic ovor the fact that about $10,000 have been subscribed toward their new opera house building. Thoy expect to raise the other $4,000 and begin opera tions soon. Tho vote on the electric light ques tion at Spirit Lake was almost unani mous in its favor. However, it was noi held under the new law, and the work will have to done ovor again. Eagle Grove Gazette: Miss May Colburn, cousin of Misses Jessie anc Hattio Heckart, whose home is in Al gona, was here last Friday and weni from here to Chicago, where she wil remain a short time. Livormore Gazette: It is said that a school ma'am who resides not over ti thousand miles from Livermoro was teaching a class in spelling the other day, when the word " husband" was put on tho blackboard. None of the children in the class could pronounce it, and in order to help them out the A SUIT FOB BEOOVEBY. An Important Case In Wlilcli Kos sxith County Parties Aro Interested —To Uo Tried Kfext Woclc. W. B. Quarton went on Saturday o last week to Peoria, 111., where he ex pects to try a case of much importune in a general way and of special import anco to a resident of this county About four years ago the First Nation al bank of Biggs ville, 111., sold a quar ter section of land in Riverdale town ship, this county, to Edward Illg. Th purchase price of tho land was S10 an aero. Illg paid SSOOdown at tho tim of the purchase, and gave notes for th balance, the bank giving a contract foi a deed. It turned out later that th bank's title to the land was not perfect The heirs to the Eltinge estate mad claim to the land, and the claim wa sustained by the courts, after whicl Mr. Quarton, as executor of the estate sold the Illg land for $22 an acre anc Illg was ousted from the premises. Mr Quarton now, as attorney for Illg brings suit against the Biggsville banl to recover for Illg the $500 ho paid also for improvements made, and fo tho surrender of Illg's notes held bj the bank, and damages which ar claimed to be the difference betweei ijjilO and §22 an acre. As to the monej paid by Illg and the surrender of th notes there will probably be little con troversy, as the law is plain with rel erence to that part of the affair. Th< real contest will come on the questioi of the recovery of damages sustainei by reason of the rise of the value of th land. Authorities do not absolutelj agree on that point, and a legal con test the outcome of which may be saic to be problematical will be the result The case is brought in the federa court, which began at Peoria on Mon day. Tho Wcntlier-Crop Bulletin. J. R. Sage's bulletin for April says: After a winter of unusual seven ty tho crop season of 1893 opens undo very favorable conditions. In nearl all portions of the state the snowafforc ed ample protection to the soil agains the extreme cold, and the frost was we! out of the ground by the first of th month. Farming operations were be gun a week or more earlier than in th average of recent years, and the great er portion of tho seeding is- alread completed, with an increased acreag of small grain, except spring wheat. The soil was never in better condi tion for the reception of seed. Whil it is generally dry, no damage has re suited as yet, and with favorable cond" tions of heat and moisture in thefutur the crop outlook is Battering. An increased area of winter whea was planted last fall, though tho acre age is as yet relatively light. Th autumn drought checked its germimi tion to some extent and the plant wa not in favorable condition to withstan the winter. Its percentage of condi tion is therefore quite low, especial^ in some of the southern counties wher the snow fall was light. In some local itios reports show that it is in health condition; in others it is very poor. Very rapid progress is being made i tho preparation of corn ground, and i thti favorable weather continues plant ing will begin about the middle of th month. The daily temperature of the pas week averaged about 10 degrees abov tho normal, and the rainfall was genei ally deficient. The report for Kossuth county is: N winter crops in this section; seedin commenced April 3; ground in bes possible condition; fifty per cent smal grain sown; no rain; mean tempera ture, 51.5 degrees. Merrltt "Day In Canada. Morritt Day, once an Algona man is said to have decamped for parts un known. A Deadwood dispatch of re cent date says: Merritt H. Day, at on< time a democratic leader in the stati and a leading citizen of Rapid City, i missing and is supposed tobeinCanada Several years ago Day organized t horse company, enlisting eastern capita for the purpose to a large amount. Re cently the eastern directors, unable t obtain any information in regard to their investment, came out to Rapid City. All access was denied them tc tho books and property of the compani and even the order of the court was resisted by Day and an armed force o his men. A short time afterward Day disappeared and an investigation is said to have shown that ho anpropriat ed over $20,000 of the company's money to his own use. Definite information o his whereabouts can not be had. A MINIATURE WAS, 'ho tSeht in-other* Hound Ovor for tmliilKltiK In n «'8ei 4 ni»." Tho Edit brothers aro members of joule Loselng'fl fnmlly. If wo are correctly informed thoy wore brought here omo years ago by tin; agent of eomo eastern ehlldtvii'H aid society, find in t,hn distribution wo ro taken by Mr. mill -H. Loaning. Wo bollovo thoy are generally considered qulot nnd orderly, ml, an incident Iivst Sunday developed ,lio fact tbivt they aro pos«ow<ud of vlo- ont tempers, to say tho leant of It. Mr. jessing was away from homo. He coops several bond of horses, and on ,ho day nameo. ono of this hoys conceived tho idou of indulging n a rldo. Tho other protested against tho use of tho horses for this purpose, in pursuance of nn order from Mr. Lesslng. Hot words followed, and whon Uncle 3am. Benjamin ran across them open war had boon declared. Ono was armed with an ax and the other with a pitchfork, and except for his interference there is no tolling what might have happened, Ho arrested them and they wore brought, before 'Squire Clarko, who committed them to jail. Thoy remained there part of tho day, and wore subsequently released on $100 bonds given by Mrs. Leasing. Tho original charge, which was a serious ono, was modilied to that of fighting, and thoy will have a hearing today or tomorrow. At tho "\Vntcr Works. The need of more pumping machinery in tho near future at our waterworks plant is tho ono thing that is already apparent. Inquiry shows that wo have now about 60 patrons, who are consuming about 24,000 gallons of water daily. By running 1 tho works about 10 hours each day 30,000 gallons of water can bo put into the standpipe. If more than that amount is required the pump must be run part of tho night. Many of our townspeople not now supplied aro applying for water connection, and it will be but a question of a very short time when the present plant will bo inadequate to supply the demand. It has been suggested that another well will have to bo sunk, striking tho same vein from which the present supply is secured, and this is likely to become necessary unless some plan is formulated by which a greater volume of water can be brought up with the machinery now in use. There is no end to the water in the city well, but the screen will admit it to the pump only about so fast, and this is why the pump cannot be worked to its capacity, which is 60 or more gallons a minute. Our plant can bo easily put upon a profitable basis; but so soon as 150,000 gallons a day arc needed for consumption—which will bo the case as soon as mains can be laid—additional facilities for supplying it will become a necessity. A Special Edition. Those who are interested in the improvement of our highways will look with a good deal of interest for the appearance of the " Iowa Edition of Good Roads." The edition is being prepared especially for Iowa, and its preparation is in the hands of Thos. F. Cooke oi this place. In addition to much matter on roads and road making that will possess unusual interest to all Iowa people, the edition will be liberally illustrated with engravings made from photographs " taken on the spot," and some of these spots are not especially picturesque, but are models of muc holes, if wo may be allowed the expression. " Good Roads" has already de voted more or less space to Iowa's pool highways, and the publisher exhibits an exceedingly liberal spirit in ottering to make a special Iowa edition, the only consideration being that the mat ter and photographs are furnished Mr. Cooke has been for some time in correspondence with the various coun oils in tho state, with a view to procuring as many photographs and as gooc articles on the subject of roads as pos sible. The edition will appear soon. Gone to His Reward. The Elgin, 111., daily Citizen has thi notice of the death of Mrs. Moffatt' father: Morgan L. Wolcott, aged 6' years, 10 months, and 14 days, died o heart failure at 6:30 o'clock Mondaj evening at his home, 316 Addison street. Deceased had been for man years a prominent farmer near Wayne He was born in Henderson, Jefferso county, N. Y., but had resided in thi state for 38 years. Since his retire ment from agricultural pursuits he ha lived in Elgin. He leaves a wife an three children, besides many friend who will hear with regret of his death He was universally respected. Th children are Mrs. A. W. Moffatt of Al gona, Iowa, Prank of Chicago, am Edwin of Elgin. Our Northern Hallroad. Regarding the new line of roai through northern Kossuth the Ban croft Register says: "The Burlingto: put on a regular passenger train on th, new road last Monday. On Mondaj evening a special carried the official over the road and it is surmised the had business concerning the extension of tho road from Armstrong to Esther ville." And the Estherville Republi can adds: " The prospects of the roiu being extended from Armstrong to Es therville this season aro good. The fence builder reports having the con tract for building tho fence as soon a the grading is done and has the ma terial at Germania. It will be a grea convenience to both towns when th road is completed." Sunday School Convention. Beginning Saturday evening, May 7 and continuing May 8, a Sunday schoo convention will be held at Bancrof under the direction of tho Kossuth County Sunday School association, a which time tho secretary of the state association, Mrs. Mattie M. Bailey o Shenandoah, Iowa, will bo present am conduct normal lessons. No one inter ested in Sunday school work, who can arrange to attend these meetings, can afford to miss them. C. M. DOXBKIS. Church Trouble at KiumelBbur^. Jas. McNamara writes a letter to the Ennnets.burg 'Democrat in which he do muds an apology from Father Smith or language used In the pulpit. A poi- lon of nla letter is good reading. He tiys: "The substance of Ma remarks voro that tho McNnmaras and theMuf- ayn woro n. pack of rascals and rotten hat-actors nnd that we were unworthy f the companionship of decent people. am not a man of means nor of much diication, but I consider my reputation aid tho good name of my aged mother ,nd virtuous sisters just as worthy of oforiaa and protection as Rev. J. J. Smith does his and I must protest, with all tho intensity of nature, against hia mmnnly and unprovoked accusations. bnvo lived in this county for the past wolve years and I havo no remorse of Conscience for anything I have evef lond. I now call upon him who has so injustly slandered us to make a public ipology, for a public offense calls for )Ublic atonement. 1 never interfere in iho affairs of others and I insist that others leave unsullied tny good name." TAKE PARE OF THE GIELS, niioccnt Mnldczia Being Lured to Kiiln In tho World's jrnlr City. A correspondent writes to the Gate Dity as follows: Proofs aro multiply- .ng that tho minions of evil are exert- .ng their powers in all parts of our and to secure new victims to be sacrificed on tho altars of lust in Chicago during the coming fair. Mrs. J3, V. "Jushman, superintendent of the Bethesda gospel mission in that city, says: 'Something should bo done, if only N'ovisionally, to cope with the deviltry ,hat is animating the agents of vice in inticipation of the world's fair. Oh, it s fearful to think of the snares and, litfalls th'at are being prepared for in- locent young girls. Agents aro work- ng in the country towns; advertisements are printed in the country papers; light, pleasant employment is jromised to young girls and they are ed to ruin." Chicago's mayor, after listening to ,he appalling revelations, said, "It is worse than murder," and urged that the work of investigation go on. Mrs. Katherine Lento Stevenson of Boston has learned from undoubted authority that not less than 25,000 girls ire being sought for dens of vice in the vorld's fair city. Warning of this horrible activity should reach every family and homo in the country, that tho nation's daughters be guarded, especially those who are compelled to earn their living away "rom home. No young girl should be allowed to go to Chicago without suffl- ient friendly protection. Parents, teachers and Christians have need to bo on the alert. ' BAPTIST OHTJBOH DEDICATION. The Date Is Fixed for April tfO— Able Men to Bo Here. To the Editor: The new house of worship for the Baptists of Algona will be dedicated April 30. Dr. Stetson of Des MoineSjWill preach in the morning and Rev. Lovett of Davenport in the evening. The Congregationalists and Methodists have very kindly signified their willingness to give up their services on that occasion. The choirs of tho several churches will render the dedication music, led by D. T. Smith. As a body of Christians we feel that a vote of thanks is due the good people of Algona for their generous subscriptions last spring towards our new church. While a goodly number preferred to do their giving at the dedication, yet, as a community, tho response has been liberal. We are strong believers in religious reciprocity, especially in erecting church edifices. These houses of worship adorn the city and give to it that dignity and religious tone without which no city in the United States could prosper. Now we expect to make an appeal on the 30th for about $2,500. Our indebtedness cannot accurately be stated now. The appeal will be made for cash as far as possible and for time subscriptions, running a year, payable semi-annually without interest. Judging from the public spirit manifest in every good cause in Algona we naturally expect a continuation of generosity. Let us lay aside all denominational thought and bring ourselves to realize that what helps one church helps all others and what hinders one church hinders all others. We rise or fall together, measurably. No one can deny but what the new structure is a beauty and a public improvement. Especially does it adorn the vicinity of the public schools. It strikes us that the inhabitants, and especially the ruling spirits of Algona, have worked themselves into that very commendable habit of never allowing a worthy enterprise to fail for want of a generous public endorsement. We expect therefore a general rally of the public on the 30th. Every denomination has its day of days for special calls and the public generously respond. Let the good work go around the corner. The Baptists have kept mum for nearly 20 years and now that we need help we expect a cheerful and generous, answer to our call. W. H. D This AfTccts Our Jimmy. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Maxwell has outlined his policy, which if carried out will deprive the defeated democratic congressmen throughout the country of their usual crumbs of consolation in dispensing the postofflce patronage. He says: "I don't propose' to permit unsuccessful politicians to dictate appointments. Ex-congressmen and mon who ran for congress and were defeated will not control appointments under me. In states where there is no democratic senator and the districts are represented by republicans in congress, tho state, district or county democratic committee will be asked to make recommendations for postmasters. We- want to deal with livo democrats, men ofinlluonce, not worn-out politicians. Men and women who held postoffices' four years ago will not be appointed if now blood can be found. The ' no ex' rule will apply in the selection of fourth- class postmasters. Of course if we can not get democrats who have not held the offices to accept them, we will rein- stato the old postmasters rather than permit the republicans to hold the offices. We aro now ready for business 1 . and changes will be made as rapidly a^ possible. There is no tenure to these' cilices, and changes canbe j»ake at any kim@. -^ \ i " ffi ^^^ louaU) caul ** k ttt«!<=r*.'!!<

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