The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 1, 1893 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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THE BIS M01NE& ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBESB 1, Igg. Eighth Y-etk*. BY IMCtHAM A WA*l«BN, T«Mtts to Subscribers: One copy, ofte year .............. .... One copy, si* months Oft« copy, three months ............ Sent to any address at above nlt*s. Remit hy draft, money order, express owe: orbostal note a t our risk. . Bates of advertising sent on applteatlon. .'(1.6 7 * WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER tl, 1S93. Republican Nominations. STATE. Governor ................... FRANKD. JACKSO Lieutenant Governor. . . . WARREN S. DDNOA Superintendent of Public Instruction . ........................... HBHRY SAB» Supreme Judge ................ U. S. ROBINSOI> Railroad Commissioner ........ , . . , J. ,W. LUK Representative, . 83th Dist ...... S. S- SESSION; COUNTY. Treasurer ....................... .B. H. B?ENCEH Sheriff ......................... ...C. O.i SAMSON Superintendent ..................... .'B.-F. REED „ , 4 C.'C. CHDBB Supervisors ...................... ,;j B Surveyor ....................... ,. Coroner ........................ W. E.iH. MousB WHAT WILL RESULT. If the democrats elect a majority o the members of the legislature nexl Tuesday the following things will be done: Gov. Boies will be sent to the '.United States senate for six years. Ho says he favors the silver policy President Cleve^ land is forcing through, and a.tariff foi revenue only and the repeal of thepres ent protective tariff. The present liquor law will .be repealed and the law proposed 'in the Schmidt bill be enacted. This will allow a majority in acity, town, or town ship to license saloons on tho payment of ?500, and will insure country saloons in Kossuth county. The congressional districts -of the state will he rearranged to give the democrats a majority of the delegation in Washington. The legislative districts of the state will be rearranged to give the democrats control of the next and succeeding legislatures, even though Iowa should go republican. The result of this will be a democratic successor to Senator Allison in two years. The final result of all may be a law providing for the choice of presidential electors by congressional districts, as in Michigan. Though Iowa should go 140,000 republican in three years, she would not cast half her electoral vote for the republican candidates. Are any of these results such as -republicans desire or believe to 'be'forthe good of the country? If not the thing to do is to vote the republican ticket. HOW TO VOTE. The surest way to have every .ballot: count is to vote a straight ticket by marking a cross in the big circle:at the; top of the column. A cross in this circle is a vote for every candidate on the ticket under it, and no further imark need he made. The surest way to have every hallo • count when candidates are to be chose drom more than one ticket is to make .crossin the little square opposite ;th jiameofeach man voted for. Qrdin .arily a cross in the circle at the hea of the party ticket and a cross iti >th .square opposite the candidates to voted for from some other ticket i enough. But the safe thing to do is put a cross in the square opposite eacl candidate to be voted for, if voting * mixed ticket. A.cross in the squares opposite th-j proposition for a county jail will bi necessary in order to vote for or agains that proposition. A cross in the square opposite each name ie a vote for that candidate, anc against'the one whose square is lef vacant. ,Do not scratch out names ot deface the ticket in any way. rebel lines he asked Heratio Seymour it he should order theiunintelllgent deserter shot, and leave untouched the able and sagacious man who had influenced him to desert. 'The same ques* tion will some time be asked when the half-crazed dynamiters and murderers, who are becoming more and more a terror to men of prominence in all lines, are tried for their crimes. Such unbridled personal attacks as have been made upon Senator Stewart and others, upon Mayor Harbison, and are being made upon leading men everywhere are direct incitements to crime and should be so considered. •\VHEUB: MU. SESSIOXS STANDS. The Courier of Oct. 20 discussed the relations of .Mr. Sessions to the resolution adopted by the county convention on liquor legislation, and said: Inasmuch as Col. Sessions has yet made no public statement as to his position, we suggest that he lose no more time in doing so Presuming, as we said be fore, that Col. Sessions does not desire to be elected upon an erroneous belief as to bis position on the great and really only issue before the people of Iowa this fall, we respectfully suggest the propriety oJ bis speaking out. The Courier of -Oct. 27 answers iOwn query as follows: Col. Sessions then appeared before audience and made some remarks on tariff and then came to prohibition, said he stood firmly on the republican platform, whatever it meant, and that he also felt bound by the Starr resolution, passed by the county conventioa Oct. 6. There has been no doubt from the beginning of the position of the republicans in the campaign, or of Mr, Sessions' position. In this legislative contest they stand squarely opposed to a local option law, and especially to a township option law as advocated by the democrats. its the the He HARBISON ASSASSINATION, Whatever may have been the direct occasion of the murder of Mayor Har- l4eon of Chicago, indirectly it is the logical result of the unbridled personal Attacks upon him by the public press. jpJnough hag been said by every paper io Chicago to influence some unbalanced mind to crime. More than enough has been said by eastern papers ftbout the silver senators at Washington to have encouraged some unemployed workman to murder. Wbeni |enj VallaDdinghan beyond the VOTE FOtt S. S. SESSIONS. Every man who is opposed to saloons in the country townships of Kossuth, to the old-time rows and bickerings of local option days, and to a general backward stop in the matter of temperance legislation should vote for S. S. Sessions. It is true that there are other issues at stake, and it is true that three candidates are in tho field. But the more the situation is canvassed the more clearly it will be -seen rthat this issue ie paramount, and that the only safeguard for those who are opposed to the policy of the Schmidt law is the success of the republican candidate. THE UPPER DBS MOINES does not mean by this to classify Mr. Parsons with the friends of this township option policy. It means only that either tho republicans or democrats will control the coming legislature, and that therefore to vote for the candidates of any other party, especially where they have no prospects of election, is in one sense to help the opposition. We believe no one claims that Mr. Parsons will be lected. Either Mr. Sessions or Mr. Lund will represent the county. And no one will claim that the populist proposal as to temperance legislation will cut any figure in the coming legisla- ure. Either the republican or democratic policy will be carried out. What wisdom is there then for any 'voter who s opposed to the democratic policy to cast a ballot except for the .republican candidate? There is no question as to what the democrats will do if they have a major- ty. Gov. Boies has stated and re-stated it at every turn. No candidate for either house has repudiated his exposition. They will allow a majority in every city, town and township in Iowa ;o license saloons upon the payment of §500. This policy in Kossuth county vould lead, we believe, to country sa- oons. In any event it would Jead to 'ows, local bad-feeling, the supremacy if the saloon issue over all others, and o a system of alternation between vaga- jond saloons one year and unenforced rohibition the next. Mr. Sessions hould be elected because he will vote or a republican United States senator, nd because he will oppose various neasures the democrats have in view. But he should especially be chosen because he stands by the pledge of the county convention and his own statements against this whole policy of local option, which promises neither well ordered saloons nor well enforced laws against saloons, but which will bring only local contention and all the evils of unregulated liquor traffic to such Kossuth. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scribner's Magazine for November opeas With a picturesque and amusing travel sketch byiCol. H. E. Col vile, C. B. of the Grenadier guards, in which he describes his experiences while " In Camp with the Katchlns"— a tribe of cuttle-raiding mountaineers, living near the Chinese frontier of ..Upper Burma. This region is held of much strategic Importance by England as the. detail of Col. Colvile, one of the best- known officers for such service, attests. CoL-Colvileimade an interesting series of photographs during his travels, from which Mr. A. P. Jaccaci has produced a most striking series of drawings. -M- The Atlantic Monthly for November carries .on two serials, JVIrs. Cavazza's "The Man from Aidone," ; and Charles Egbert Craddock's "His Vanished Star," and contains ithe second paper of Mr. W. P. Ap- thorp'a •" Two Modern Classics in Music" This deals with Mr. O.tto Dresel, a musician far less widely known than ho deserved to be. Immediately following this article, which necessarily insists somewhat upon musical schools, comes CHven Wister's paper on "Catholicity in Musical Taste," a strong plea for the equal enjoyment of all sorts of good music. Amateurs of music will care especially for these two papers, well timed for the opening of the musical leasou. ville to get married, but had no license, Mled, and the sheriff drove Simmons out of the country while Nancy now languishes in the jail room. She tied old clothes together and slid from a second story window to meet her lover. Estbervillo Republican: Miss Reed of Algona has been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. S. Walker of this city, for the past week. She returned home yesterday. West Bend Journal: Mrs. Dell Fountain and her sister, Miss Lulu Richardson, came over from Algona Friday, on their wheels f and were the guests of Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Younie while here. An Emmetsburger, Wm. Banch, was standing on a board, floating on the top of the water in the standplpe while he was at work. It tipped over and let him into 75 feet of water. He caught as he was going under and was pulled out. Emrnetsburg Reporter: O. E. Palmer, who was well known here years ago as agent for the lands of the Milwaukee road, died at his home in Algona, on Tuesday. Mr. Palmer has been a resident of Algona since 1869 and during, that time has been held in high esteem, LuVerne News: We are informed that a postoffice is soon to be established at Hanna Switch. Messrs, Lund and Ryan have been requested by the department at Washington to recommend a man for postmaster, and it is probable thtitD. W. Mayer will he the appointee. Emmetsburg Democrat: Bro. Ingham, who passed through Emmetsburg Friday evening, says the normal school at Garner hasclosed and that this will give the Algona normal a large increase of patronage. Prof. Chaffee is taking advantage of circumstances and is strengthening his school in every department. Spencer beats Algona on spontaneous combustion of city coal. It has caught lire twice there in the electric light works. The perversity of inanimate things is shown in this willingness on the part of coal to ignite when you don't want it to. Who ever heard of coal's lighting itself in a stoye, or even lending encouragement. Estherville Vindicator: This week Gov. Boies pardoned from the penitentiary the notorious criminal, Alden Hawkes, who committed arson, perjury and several other crimes in Kossuth county and was sent up for ten years by Judge Thomas. It is safe to say that Alden will vote for the governor if he should happen to be in the state election day. Emmetsburg Conservative: O. E. Palmer, an old resident of Iowa, died at his home in Algona last Tuesday. Many of the older residents of Palo Alto will remember the deceased as having been connected with the building of the Milwaukee road through this country and having charge and sale of the railroad lands of that company. Sheldon Mail: The fourteenth ani- versary of Chas. Stinson's business career in this city, recently referred to by Mr. Stinson himself in an advertisement published in the. Mail, means much that is both creditable and gratifying to him. It is not exaggerating to say that no man ever stood higher in the business circles of this city than he, and no success was ever achieved that was any more merited than his success. Fort Dodge Messenger: Sheriff Graham of Algona took the swindling trapper, Chas. Baker, back to Kossuth county. Reports from Calhoun county show that Baker beat them out of DOLLIVER OK THE ISSUES, An Overflow Meeting Monday Night to Hear the Tenth District's Able Young Congressman. A Letter that Shows What Rev. Mitehell Thought of the Third Party Last Year—Other Politics. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Elmore has shipped 150 cat* of grain this fall. Rev. DeForrefit goes to Marshalltown and not to Charles City, as has been reported. Lafe Young dedicates the new agricultural hall at Ames next Tuesday evening. Rev, Glass' daughter, whowasalittle jirl in Algona , is now teaching mueic n Spencer. Murray Russell was married about ,wo weeks ago. His home is Ocean Springs, Miss. Messrs. Dealy and O'Toole predict a _ood business for John Goeders' store at Whittemore, Trinity church in Emmetsburg has lought a vocalion like the one in the Congregational church in Algona. Algona's old-time traveling man, .letzgar, has sold bis grocery store at Sstherville and will return to the road. Elmore Eye: H. Tinker has traded is farm southwest of town, in Kossuth ounty, to Fred Smith of Blue Earth 3ity for the City hotel at that place. Over in Fayette county there is a oop bouse romance. Nancy Pterk and, oe Simmons escaped 904 went to Poet- $40 lately on imported wolf skins, selling the county warrant last week in Badger. Sheriff Graham says he has evidence that the swindling has been going on for some time on a well-organized and extensively-planned scale throughout this section of the state and in Dakota. West Bend Journal: At the Kossuth county republican convention, Col. R. H. Spencer of Algona was nominated for treasurer, C. C. Sampson of Whittemore for sheriff, and B. F. Reed of Algona for superintendent of schools. A novel feature of the proceedings of the convention was a motion which prevailed, requiring all the candidates for sheriff, six or seven in number, to appear on the platform, so that the delegates might choose their man, F.orest City Summit: Hanna Station on the Minneapolis and St. Louis road, south of Corwith, is to have a postoffice. What is the matter with Hanna anyway*. .LuVerne is evidentally opposed to having a grog shop in the guise of a drug store with a permit. All attempts of the druggists at that place to get permission to sell intoxicating liquor so far have proved unavailing, owing to tho stubborn resist- enceof the/citizens of that town. Emmotsbttvg Democrat: It is strange that Emmetsburg cannot get Des Moines mail •auatter until 4 o'clock in the evening, The'Des Moines morning dailes reach 8:18 in the morning and the west-bound passenger on the Milwaukee^does-not reach Algona until 8:30. It seems that the superintendent of the 'railway postal service might make an effort to have better connections made at the junction point. The public would appreciate an improvement of this kiffid. A man by the name of Stoddard, living two miles east of LuVerne in Humboldt county, was accidentally shot a week ago Monday morning while on the road near Corwith. He was carrying a gun in front of him, the butt resting on the floor, when it was discharged, lacerating one arm terribly and tearing out the back of the buggy seat. He came to Corwith and Dr. Heskett dressed the wound. There was a dog in the buggy aud it is thought that the gun was cocked and that the dog struck the trigger. The editor of a paper at Storm Lake, Iowa, is now hiding in a swamp near that place in consequence of the way he mixed up the report of a cattle show and a concert. His paper said: "The concert given last night by sixteen of Storm Lake's most beautiful young ladies was highly appreciated. They sang in a charming manner, winning the plaudits of the entire audience, who pronounced them the finest lot of shorthorns in the county. A few of them are of a nice brown color, but the majority are a spotted brown and white. Several of the heifers were able-bodied, tight-limbed animals and promise to be good property." The court room was packed to. overflowing Monday night to greet Congressman Dolliver, not an inch of space being unoccupied, and many being unable to get in at all. Delegations were in from neighboring towns, and although but short notice of his coming had been given, it was one of the great .political gatherings of late years. Mr. Dolliver came directly from Fort Dodge and made his first speech of the campaign here against the protest of his physician. He came from Washington with a serious malarial attack two weeks ago, and its ravages were .visible in his reduced weight. It came upon him at the opening of the great debate on the repeal of the election law, and prevented him from opening for the republicans as had been arranged, and nearly prevented him from speaking at all. But he rallied sufficiently to deliver his speech there, and is now, thanks to Iowa air, again regaining his usual good health. He had promised to speak in Algona during the campaign and his coming in his present condition was in response to that pronlise. His speech was what he called " a plain talk" on the issues of the campaign, in his usually brilliant style, an able and forcible presentation of republicanism. He first considered the modification of state-wide prohibition, passed to the present status of silver, then took up the tariff legislation proposed by the democrats and its effect upon labor, and closed with a serious talk upon the failure of the republican party to secure the right of a free ballot and a fair count when it had the power, attributing its present misfortune to the suppression of. the million votes it might have protected. The speech was throughout a fair and earnest appeal to republicans, and to all voters for that matter to stand together for such principles of legislation as will secure the best results for all classes. In concluding Mr. Dolliver spoke a good word for Mr. Sessions and for the local ticket, saying truly that a party cannot be held together by presidential campaigns alone. He spoke about two hours, and during that time, although the people were standing uncomfortably thick, no one left the hall, and no disturbance or noise occurred. It was a great meeting and an eloquent and witty appeal. Mr. Dolliver's name is sufficient to pack any hall on a few hours'notice, and no speaker who has yet visited Algona has better pleased or satisfied his auditors, Mr. Dolliver's recognition at Washington is a source of pride to the state and his district, and that it is deserved is proved every time he appears before his constituents. Bennett Mitchell Last Year. Following is a letter written by Rev. Mitchell during last fall's campaign: "I cannot comprehend how anyone can fail to see the folly, not to say falsehood and perfidy, of the action of the executive committee of the state tempei'ance alliance in attempting to array the prohibitionists of the state against the republican party. "Where would this executive committee lead us? If it is into the prohibition party, then we shall waste the fragrance of our votes in ' desert air.' If we go Into the people's party we shall take a leap into the dark, and relegate all temperance questions to the unknown future. If we go to the democratic party we shall drop into the still tub and thereby add to the strength of tho hissing voice that everywhere and at all times decries 'sumptuary laws,' I beg that this most maternal committee will tell us where we shall go when we leave the republican party? They seem to think that it is better for the prohibitionists to be in the democratic party than in the republican, They call all prohibitionists out of the republican narty, while they leave all democratic prohibitionists undisturbed, lying in the arms of Delilah to bo shorn of their sti-ength. Why is this? Have they overlooked the democratioparty and its attitude toward temperance legislation? If so, let them now issue another circular letter and bid all prohibitionists come out of and be separate from the democrats. Then, and not till then, will the.y appear to be consistent. They now seem to be seeking the defeat of the republicans at even the expense of prohibition. "This ingrate movement was, without doubt, aimed at the republican party, and if it should succeed it would certainly cripple the party, but it would more certainly defeat prohibition and bring back to the state the open an.d legalized saloon. He must be blind who cannot see this. As the political lines are now drawn in Iowa the republicans can scarcely hope to succeed without the prohibition vote, and prohibition will surely fail without the support of the republican party. How long this condition of things will obtain I caunot predict, but this is the condition of things in which we will be compelled to vote at the coming election. " But tho action, not of the lovya temperance alliance, but of its misleading executive committee, will not succeed. The prohibitionists of the state are not so blind as to be led by the blind. " BENKETT MITCHELL." na glee club gave an original song. A few verses are as follows: I'm gwlne tar vote on 'lection dfty, 1 want all my children for to follow me, And we'll send Uncle Horace hqmeter stay, Hal-le, hal-le, hftl-le, hal-le-lu-jah. His conscience las' summer was about tobus' When thlnkla 1 of funnln' foi? a third term, Detf flouted on senate oil so 'twouldn't rus', Haf 16, hal-le, hal-le, hal-le lu-Jah. Chorus. In de morning, morning of November, Frank Jackson blows his trumpet In ae morning, In de morning, morning of November, Frank Jacftson blows his trumpet In de morning. When he went on the democratic stump, He thought he'd try ter 'llmluate All the great issues In a lump,' Hal-le, hal-le, hal-le, hal-le lu-Jah. So his free trade speeches of las' year He tucked away in his grip sack, And made his campaign on lager beer, Hal-le, hal-le, haf le, hal le-lu-jah. While Grover's tramps are Increasln' each day A lookln' fer something fer ter chew on, The democrat senate still draws its pay, Hal-le, hal-le, hal-le, hal-le-lu-jah. And Horace Is collectln' the very same rents That he did on his farms fer las' year. But his farmers are waitln' fer that 30 cents, Hal-le, hal-le, hal-le, hal-le-lu-jah. BEPUBLIOAN3 ABE OOUTIDENT, Inspired by Strong Ticket of Good Men, There Is Mvery Reason to Expect the Old-Time Majority In the County. A pretty careful observer who has been over the county this fall said yesterday that there was more sentiment in favor of the straight republican county ticket than before for years. "One reason," he remarked, "is that a splendid set of men have been nominated and they have gained strength where they have gone. Col. Spencer has a host of friends and Mr. Sampson has created a yery favorable impression everywhere. Another reason is that this a republican year and the boys propose to stand together. My prediction is that Kossuth will give a larger majority for the straight ticket than ever." This statement is verified on every hand, and it looks as though from treasurer to coroner an even and straight vote will be recorded. Probably no more popular candidate for county treasurer has been offered to the people than Col. Spencer, and as has been said of Mr. Sampson, he has impressed all who have met him as a man peculiarly well fitted for a number one sheriff. No special opposition has been offered to B. F. Reed for superintendent, the democratic ticket being blank, and his election is conceded. His strength and popularity all over the county, due to efficient work in his office, make him one of the best candidates on the ticket. For coroner and surveyor an argument in favor of Dr. Morse and C. A. Tellier is their residence at the county seat, aside from their excellent qualifications. The salary of neither position is sufficient to warrant an official to move, and to render any effective service both should be found at or near the court house. But little has been said about the supervisor ticket, but it is one of most important features of the election, and Messrs. Chubb and Smith should get every republican vote. Everybody who is acquainted with the work of the board the past year knows that they have rendered exceptionally good service, and that they have begun a policy of road work which they should be allowed to continue until it is fully tried. No two better men could be found. Their business experience has fitted them to understand the county's needs and they have been willing to give their time and attention to the work. The whole ticket is made up of good men, was fairly nominated, and as Mr. Dolliver said, should be elected be- SHALL WE HAVE A JAILT * !_-..!_..!. -,r- Ei'Atiditof C, B, Hutchlns Beriews the Question, and is Favorable to the Proposition. The Only Objection that Can be Raised, Me Thinks, is That of Expense— The Cost Estimated. cause a party_ can't tional campaigns. be kept up on na- THE DEATH OF EIOHAED GRAY, Remains Brought to Wesley for Bur- Inl—Algonn Odd Fellows Join In the Funeral Exercises—Other Wesley News, WESLEY, Iowa, Oct. 30.—L. C. Smith of Algona, the democratic candidate for county treasurer, was taking in the sights in our town Monday. W. P. Giddings has got his postofflco commission and will take charge of the office Wednesday. Another prairie fire started yesterday just northwest of town which burnt mw Hltpie i»P ftt W, F, The Tax-paying Issue. The LuVerne News very conclusively shows that there is nothing about paying big taxes that entitles a man to office. Answering the Courier it says: We are not able to discover the basis of the Courier's reasoning, or why it deems it necessary that a property qualification should be laid on those who may be called to assume the duties of public office. We cannot understand wherein the public would be benefltted, the duties of office more faithfully administered, or the moral atmosphere of politics improved by such a condition of things. The personal worth and fitness for office of the individual, it seems to us, are the only qualifications needed. This is a free country, where all men stand on an equal footing, and where the humblest may aspire to the most exalted position, even the presidency. It appears to be a fact, too, that the poor man in politics is far less liable to become the subject of scandal than is the rich one. A -glee Club Chorus. At Mr, pplliver's meeting the four stacks of hay before it was finally checked. Our farmers are busy husking their corn and the crop seems to turn out good. F. A. Corey is on tho sick list with a severe fever. The remains of Richard Gray, who was killed by the cars at Marion, S. D., were brought to Wesley for interment. The funeral took place last Thursday. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows and the members of tho order here and some from Algona turned out in regalia and attended the funeral. Quite a number of our townspeople went to Algona Monday evening to hear Dolliver speak. J. M. Hall of Manchester, N. H., who has been visiting here for the past week with his brother George, returned home Monday evening, a Chas, Falk returned Monday evening from Chicago, accompanied by his sister from Wisconsin. Charley spent three or four days visiting friends in Wisconsin on his way home. B, F, Reed, Edwin Blackford, Eugene Clarke and Mr. Simpkins were among the Odd Fellows from Algona. who attended the funeral of Richard Gray last Thursday. We are informed that Wm. Woodcock, one of Wesley's old-timers, intends to move to Buffalo Center before long. A, V, Wilcox of Des Moines, general agent for the Hawkeye Insurance company, has been here for the past week looking after his land interests north of Wesley. Thos. Gray accompanied his mother and Will to Marion, S. D., last Saturday. Mr. Gray intends to remain there a few days to settle up his brother's business. Mr. Viale of Britt is painting and papering the Security bank building. They expect to move in some time this week. IRVINGTON, Oct. 30.—To the Editor: At the September session of the board of supervisors a resolution was passed submitting to the voters of the county, at the coming election, the question of voting a one and a half mill tax, amounting to $7,000, for the purpose of building a county jail and sheriff's dwelling. I believe that no one will dissent from the proposition that we need a jail, that our present so-called jail is a disgrace and a reproach to the county. It has been condemned by at least one grand jury, from a sanitary point of view, and it has condemned itself several times so far as the security of prisoners is concerned. That the basement of the court house can never be made a suitable place for the confinement of prisoners is well proved, I think, by the fact that of two sheriffs who attempted to live in it, in order to be near the prisoners, both were compelled, by reason of the ill health of themselves or families, to vacato.- Anyone can readily see that a prisoner's health, by reason of closer confinement, _would be much more liable to he- come impaired from such conditions as are always found in underground rooms than would the health of those who are frequently and at their will in the open air. I could write a long article in regard to the present jail, its unhealth- fulness, and insecurity, but it is not necessary from this fact: No sheriff can and probably no sh&riff hereafter ever will be compelled to keep his prisoners there and be responsible for their safe-keeping. Our present sheriff has lately been taking his prisoners to Mason City for safe keeping, and he was perfectly justified in so doing, although it costs the county considerably more per prisoner to do so than it would if they could be safely kept in the county. There is only one argument that I know of that can be used against a jail at the present time, and that is the cost. Seven thousand dollars is quite a large sum of money, and yet when spread out all over Kossuth county the burden will be so light to each individual that it seems to me that no one for a moment ought to oppose the proposition. Let me use one or two illustrations to show how light the burden will be. There are .in Kossuth county, in round numbers, 1,000 sections of land, or 640,000 acres. A tax of one and one-tenth cents per acre on the land alone would raise the amount required. A man having an assessed valuation of $100 would have to pay 15 cents, of $1,000, $1.50. I think the average valuation of our land is now about $1,000 per quarter section, so that a person owning a quarter section of land will have to pay about $1.50 on that, and in like proportion on his personal property. Every man who knows what his valuation is upon which he is to be assessed this year can easily ascertain what his jail tax will be hy multiplying 15 cents by the number of hundreds of dollars which he is assessed and I think that no man, when he has figured out the small amount that he will be. obliged to pay, should the proposition carry, will think that he ought to vote to defeat it, and thus continue the present condition of affairs, of which I venture to say not one man in the county is proud. The county now owns land just across the street west from the northwest corner of the court yard upon which the jail could be built, thus causing no expense to the county for a site, and the tax economically expended would give us a building that would be both secure and healthful, and with tho sheriff's or jailer's residence in the jail, as it always ought to be, will make escapes far more difficult than they have ever been, and thus save our county from the disgraceful jail breakings which have so often occurred, and also save the county from the extra expense which will always be incurred by keeping our prisoners outside of the county. C. B. HUTCHINS. 0. E, PALMER'S TUNEBAL. A r,urR-e Turnout In Ills Honor In Splto of Unpleasant Weather—Rev. Bowen Officiates. In spite of a chilling rain the funeral of O. E. Palmer was attended by a largo number of his old friends. The Knight Templars escorted the procession to the cemetery in full uniform and tho chapter also was out, but it was not a Masonic funeral, as Mr. Palmer was a member of the blue lodge in Connecticut and had never joined hero. Only a few days before his death he had received un invitation to attend the 100th anniversary of his old lodge and was planning to go. Rev, Bowen came from Ksthervillo and road the Episcopalian Horvico. A long procession faced the ram to tho cornotery. In Mr. Palmer's death Algona loses a well- known figure, and a man of marked personality. Ho was peculiarly a cheerful man, and his friends will long miss his jokes and pleasantries. His son, Lorin, arrived from Texas, Thurs? a y>*y? d ll11 the children were at home but Will., who is in Mexico. I'eople's Kaukb Not Failures. From the comptroller of the treasury we learn that from January to September, this year, 660 state and private banks failed, and 72 have resumed business. In the same time 155 national banks failed, 70 of which have resumed. For the nine months ending Sept. 30, n.p.nni'riinn' in T3....j,.i i "?, ~r v ; ""> NEW stock of carpets, curtains, at Galbraith's. portiera, lace TWENTY pounds gaod raising for $1 It W. F-Carter's. -1° Brad street, there have been 670 failures in which the liabilities exceed $100,000, against 121 in the same time in 1892. The total liabili- ll^inTs^^ 27 !' 74 , 5 '! 96 ' a S ain8t $28,161,414 in 1892—about ten times greater. Banks and bankers head the list with 300 failures, having liabilities of $6,059,And among all these not one fail- 809. ure or suspension of national building Un is included;.

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