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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 13, 1893
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Wt*S& r M§ MOiNJKls ALGONA, IOWA, WfeDNfflSDAY, MJOEMfiEK 18, 1893, WARREN. i to Subscribers: - --... 6fl6 jrear..*.... ......ll.So _ icopy.slx months..; 76 DBS ftoby ( three months 40 tw any add* ess at above rates. Sfen Remit by draft, money orpostal note at our risk. lutes of advertising sent on application. order, express order, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1893. THE Register gives some facts about the opening of the legislative session. 3?he members come together Monday, Jan, 8. The senatorial caucus is usually held in the afternoon and officers are nominated. The house caucus is held Monday evening and a speaker and other officers agreed upon. The formal elections come Tuesday. The inauguration of governor comes Th ursday. At this time the committees of the senate are announced, and also the visiting committees of both houses, While they are off looking over the State institutions, the speaker makes Up the house .committees. The recess for these visits lasts about ten days or until Tuesday of the following week. The house committees are announced on Wednesday. The joint session to nominate a United States senator, state printer, binder, and wardens of the penitentiary, is held on Thursday, which this year will be Jan. 25. ffdfn the returns of this election that any legislation on the liquor,, question which the party is Iftjpositlon to promise or put in operation will serve any special end itt the counties which give the heavy democratic majorities. The coming legislature Is in position to enact laws for the whole state. If any locality has any claim it Is the "slough water" district. The backbone of republican strength is still where it has been since 1882, in the interior counties, and so long as any considerable restriction is imposed on the liquor traffic by republican legislation there it will remain. It is idle to think that any law that by any possibility will be accepted throughout the state will secure allegiance in Dubuque and Davenport. And this election shows that no platform will ever bring back the old time republican vote in these cities, unless It goes as far as the democratic platform will in the interests of the saloon system. hibitory law and let localities that dd not want it disregard it as now, than to have Most forms of local option and the ills they would bring With them." $13,000 is evi- WHKItE JACKSON WAS ELECTED. Soon after tbe late election the Marshalltown Times-Republican called attention to the fact that the river counties had not given the republican gains they promised. The official figures have been published and a comparison with the vote for Harrison last year and with the vote for Wheeler two years ago bears out the Times-Republican's claim. Jackson received this year over 12,000 less votes than Harrison did last year, and his big gain over Boies is due to the democratic fulling off which is over 20,000 votes from the Cleveland vote of a year ago. This is illustrated by noting the vote in some of the river counties and interior counties having large cities: PROPOSING DOI/LIVER. The LuVerne News comes out for J. P. Dolliver to succeed Jas. F. Wilson in the senate. It says: "We hope to see our distinguished congressman, J. P. Dolliver, enter the list for the race, He combines in his makeup all the qualifications for a strong and successful candidate and would be a senator of whom our state, and the nation as well, would be proud. In the four years he has spent in congress he has proved himself a statesman of no mean order, and has pushed himself to a position of prominence among the foremost of his colleagues. He would enter the senate with a standing and influence from the start which would assure him prominence upon its floor, and would confer honor and distinction on our state." IN THIS NEIOHBOEHOOD. Col. Tom Harrison, late of Emmetsburg, is republican nominee for mayoi* of Topeka, Kan. Prof. Bowers of Whittemore wants a new teacher and room added to the schools over there. Webster City has lately sold of six per cent, bonds. Money dently getting bolder, El more Eye: Miss Minnie Rice closed a successful term of school In the Snyder district last Friday. Fort Dodge Messenger: J. J. Ryan came down from Algona last Friday to look after the completion of " that new house." Ed. Sargent, a hardware merchant at Garner was found hanging in his store last Wednesday. No cause for the suicide is known. DAlfitlM llf IOWA, Nogarkar, the Bombay, India, Bud- dist, spoke at Humboldt yesterday on the "Brahmo Somaj," the new religious movement in India. Adjt. Gen. Green's annual report of the Iowa National Guards shows 660 men in the First regiment, 552 in the Second, 583 in the Third, and 585 in the Fourth. Besides there are 24 in the governor's staff, 11 in the First brigade staff, and 10 in the Second. Eight companies were disbanded since the last report and six were mustered in. Dubuque Des Moines Muscatlne Linn Scott Louisa Woodbury , Pottawattamie , Wapello 1802. Rep. 3,525 3,300 2,720 3,071 5,002 1,786 4,015 4,075 J.043 Dem. 0,830 4,521 2,064 4,053 5,026 2,998 0,206 1,060 4,902 3,380 1803. Rep. 2,522 3,003 3,953 2,002 3,611 5,174 2,559 1,659 4,153 3,988 3,913 3,368 Dem. 6,174 2,070 4,355 4,349 5,201 915 3,741 4,280 2,957 It is true these counties gave Jackson more votes than they did Wheeler two years ago. Dubuque gains 215 votes, Des Moines 542, Muscatine 171, Lee 387, Linn 478, Scott 631, Louisa 23, Woodbury 408, Pottawatamie 65, and Wapello 73. But making any allowance whatever for the difference between the republican campaign of two years ago and this, for the general dissatisfaction with the democratic administration, and for the utter failure of the democrats to make, a state campaign, these gains signify nothing when compared with what republicans expected when the 13th plank of the platform was adopted. It is difficult to make any comparison in the statistics of late elections that will prove anything because so many different elements have entered into the contest. This year the populist and prohibition votes have materially affected the results in various parts of the state, and what these votes signify as to any special measure cannot be got at. But a broad general comparison of the vote in these counties which promised big gains with the vote of a few interior counties which were not expected to make any special gains because of the modification of the platform as to liquor legislation shows that the promises were not fulfilled. Taking at random a few of the well known counties in this part of the state and comparing the vote for Jackson with that of Wheeler two yearsago we have: Fish Commissioner Griggs has issued his biennial report. He has during the past two years prosecuted GOO violators of the law and secured 500 convictions. He has $4,777 left yet from the last appropriation and recommends good appropriations for the coming two years. Mrs. Harriet N. Ketcham's "Peri," which attracted attention at the world's fair, will have a permanent place in the library room at the state capitol. Iowa at the world's fair was first on apples, first on plums, second on grapes, second on pears; Mills county, first on county exhibits; Prof. J. L. Budd, first on Russian apples; M. E. Hinkley, first on native plums. Iowa is first in hogs, second in corn, hay and oats, third in horses and mules, fifth in railways, seventh in wheat and coal. A political guesser at Des Moinos offers the following: " At present and when the legislature meets Gear will be in the lead, with Hepburn next, Cummins third, Perkins fourth, Stone fifth, and Lacey sixth. The last named will be the first to drop out of the race, then Stone will withdraw, followed by Perkins. Then if Gear drops out, Cummins will be elected, and if Hepburn should withdraw Gear would win. Should Cummins pull out it is difficult to tell whether the choice would fall on Gear or Hepburn." Chas. K. Harris made $100,000 out of his song "After the Ball." There is plenty of money if you know how to get at it. Judge Hyatt told the Hardin county grand jury last week that in his opinion from 90 to 95 per cent, of the liquor sales in drug stores were illegal. Livermore Gazette: We noticed N. R. Sanderson shipping a fine bill of goods to customers in Algona this week. His trade is expanding. The citizens of Armstrong are considering the feasibility of building a $20,000 school house wherein to educate the youth of.that thriving young city. The city of Spencer finds it necessary to issue bonds to the amount of $3,60o to take up outstanding warrants. The bonds are to run 20 years and draw 6 per cent, interest. Emmetsburg Reporter: D. W. Burlingame returned from Des Moines on Thursday night. He has no hopes for the recovery of his sister, Mrs. J. B. Jones, though he thinks she may linger for some time. There was a small wreck on the C. & N. W. at Ledyard last week. The engine was making a flying switch and piled up two or three cars and ditched the engine owing to the failure of someone to hang up switch lights. A drunk farmer up near Blue Earth drove on a trestle bridge on the Northwestern and his horses stranded. A neighbor got a lantern and stopped a train just in time. The bridge is 40 feet from the ground. Henry A. Pike, an old-time editor of the Palo Alto County Pilot, has been appointed postmaster at Tyndall, S. D. Mr. Pike has been putting in his best licks as democratic editor since 1876, and was strongly recommended for the Emmetsburg office during Cleveland's first administration. Forest City Summit: County attorney J. C. Raymond of Kossutb is a thorn in the flesh of the dispensei-s of illegal booze within his jurisdiction. He pursues them diligently and prosecutes them with vigor whenever they are brought within the toils. He is a good official. It is reported that the private car of tbe Andrews Opera company, while convoying the remains of Chas. Andrews from Morrison, 111., to his old home at Mankato, was partially wrecked and Geo. Andrews quite badly injured. Fate seems to be against the Andrews family. Mason City Republican: Miss Tillie Cramer, a former teacher in our public school, but for a few years past performing a like duty for the people of Algona, has been enjoying herself during vacation renewing her old friendships in this city. She is one of the most efficient teachers in northern Iowa. Hancock Signal: Algona sports are arranging for a big wolf hunt in the near future. The farmers who are sheep raisers are meeting with such The State Dftlf y Commissioner's Ito* port nud What It Shows, The state dairy commissioner has made his report for 1892 and it shows a slight falling 1 off in the Kossuth output from last year, and last year the county sold very much less than in 1891. The figures are obtained from the railway shipping books. During the past year the county has shipped 066,810 pounds. In 1892 it shipped 976,876 pounds and in 1891 1,266,154 pounds. The same falling off is noted ih the output of the state. The net output in 1892 was 60,112,931 pounds and in 1893 but 52,649,448 pounds. Owing to better prices, however, the total value of the product during the past year has been $1,638,490 greater than in 1892. By the same estimate Kossuth has had nearly $18,000 more for her butter this year than in 1892. Fayette county leads this year with 2,893,465 pounds, three times as much as Kossuth. Fayette has 24 creameries and Kossuth 13. Buchanan, Bremer, Butler, Clayton, Deleware, Jones, Linn, and Mitchell pass the two million pound mark. There are 790 creameries in the state. Among our neighbors Emmet has 3, Palo Alto 16, Humboldt 4, Wright 9, Hancock 11, and Winnebago 7. Emmet has sold 202,890 pounds the past year; Palo Alto, 753,790; Humboldt, 219,642; Wright, 709,416; Hancock, 321,526; and Winnebago, 609,650. Kossuth stands 21st among the counties in output and 17th in number of creameries. Commissioner Tupper is friendly to the old plan of gathered cream and in his report says: The patrons of the gathered cream creameries, when run at their best, receive as much money as do the patrons of the separator creameries, when run at their best. A gathered cream plant costing $1,000 will be capable of manufacturing as much butter as a separator creamery costing $5,000. One man will make as much butter in a gathered cream creamery as three men will in a separator creamery. In the gathered cream creamery the coal and oil bills will be but one-third as large. Cream weighs one-fifth as much as milk and is gathered in many creameries for from three-fourths to one cent per inch. The gathered cream creamery has been the pioneer creamery that has introduced and made possible the dairy business in Iowa. It is still the only system by which we can hope to introduce the business successfully into counties that have never done dairying, or have started a separator creamery and failed in it. If there is a neighborhood in northeastern or southeastern Iowa that contemplates building a creamery, that will send a committee to Osage, Iowa, where I reside, I will show them the gathered cream system where it works at its best, and will impart to them information and advice, which, if followed, will result in their being able to start a creamery that will live and thrive and do them good and will be a plan that will be followed b.v others. ARCTICS, Wool Boots, German Socks, Horse Blankets, Warm Shoes, Fur Robes, AT F. 8. STOUGH'S. Attention, Ladies! SPECIAL RIBBON SALE. For One Week Only. THEREFOKE BE IT RESOLVED, Boone Buena Vista Oalhoun Cerro Gordo Clay Dickinson Hamilton Hancock Humboldt Kossuth 1891. Rep. a,G97 1,581 1,760 1,803 1,303 641 653 1,831 831 1,859 1,533 Dem 2,153 1,039 1,225 1,208 711 374 333 1,283 740 735 1,431 1893. Rep. 2,609 1,044 1,837 1,957 1,291 841 887 .2,020 1.206 1,390 1,760 Dem. 1,710 849 973 944 533 420 411 1,123 748 585 1,375 The Iowa Travelling Men's association has 9,500 members and has paid $02,650 the past year in mutual insurance benefits. Gov. Boies is recovering slowly from his attack of typho-malarial fever. He hopes to be able to bo in Des Moines for the inauguration. His daughter has also been very sick and will be unable to be in Des Meines. The women who drove the golden spike over at Spearflsh did not make much of a success of it. Bro. Warren reports that most of them barely hit the tie. His paper " was represented by Miss Katie Kemper, who saved the reputation of the office by striking the spike a square blow and sending it deep into the pine tie." Making due account of the voting populations the percentage of gain has been greater in these interior counties than in the counties named above. Thus Kossuth gives a gain of 227 votes out of a total vote of 3,309, while Dubuque gives a gain of but 215 votes out of a total vote of 9,056. Scott county gives the largest numerical gain of any with 631 in a total vote of 7,972, while among tbe smaller counties Emmet gives a gain of 214 in a total vote of 1,364, and Dickinson gives a gain of 200 Jn a total vote of 1,329, much larger gains in proportion. It is true that the falling off from last year's vote extends to these counties, but in none Ol them is it considerable, while Hum- Jwldt, Dickinson, and Emmet give Jack* fgn more votes than they did Harrison. Such a comparison as this serves no |>jirpose further than to show that the The Storm Lake Tribune says: "There is not much room for argument after all between TUB UPPER DES MOINES and the Tribune when it comes to the proper age of the United States senator to be elected this winter. It is opposed to either extreme in age; so are we, and to settle this question now and forever we suggest that Congressman Perkins just fills the bill." Ex Congressman Jerry Murphy of Davenport is dead. Major Lacey has introduced a bill for silver coinage in congress which promises to cut some figure at this session. f epublicaos gre under »P f itipns to spy section of ike state, The State Register celebrated the 83d anniversary of its management by the Clarksons last week. The Register as much as any paper we read, preserves the vigor and personality of old-time editorial work. It hag never wandered off after the fa4 of impersonal and colorless editorials and its strength with tbe right. people shows that it is losses by the wolves killing their sheep that they have organized and will sweep the Des Moines valley from one end to the other. It is said the wolves are very numerous this winter. The electric light company of Spencer is figuring on running a steam pipe up Main street and furnishing the business houses with heat. It is believed that heat could be furnished as cheaply as with stoves, while all of the labor and dirt attendant upon the use of stoves would be obviated. The scheme is wholly practical, and if not adopted this year, will be the way of the near future. The Emmetsburg Democrat says Norman Anthony of Ruthven is candidate for fish commmissioner, and then adds: Algona has a man who has both eyes fixed firmly on it and both hands wide open and ready to grasp it. This man is J. G. Smith, who was the best marksman in the last legislature. He has spent months hunting and fishing; knows all about the peculiarities of trout and the habits of jack rabbits, and is in all respects a man well fitted for the position. He is one of the crack shooters of Iowa and he is said to be such an expert in political tactics that he can bag an appointive position as readily as he can a prairie chicken or a timber squirrel. Smith seems to be booked for the fish commissionship, so all other aspirants had better be a little careful about trespassing on his field. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Iowa State Investment company, having stock to the amount of $250,000, has just been organized at Fort Dodge, Its incorporators are ex-Gov. Carpenter, J. J. Ryan, S. T. Meservey, T. JF. Breen and J. B. Butler, all of that city. It is a sort of a loan and trust company. Mr. Carpenter is one of the strong men of Iowa and Mr. Meservey is a man of extensive experience in the banking business. Mr. Ryan was for several years treasurer of Webster county, and was the democratic candidate for congress against Mr. Dolliver two years ago. He is one of the greatest real- estate hustlers in Iowa. The others are young men of business experience. Some Matters of Public Interest Discussed— Worthy of Consideration. The grange last week adopted some excellent resolutions and some that may not seem so excellent, but all are worthy of consideration. A good one is: "Whereas, Petitions are slyly circulated and presented to the governor for the pardon of criminals, many of whom are desperate characters, who have been convicted at great expense and who would never be pardoned if the people could be heard from, Therefore, be it Resolved, That a law be enacted requiring the petitioners to publish at least 60 days' notice in the county from which the convict has been sent, that a petition for the pardon of said convict will be circulated. Another excellent resolution is: " We are apposed to state banks of issue and believe that all money should be issued and guaranteed by the general government and should be a legal tender for all debts." Another resolution indorses the national grange in its condemnation of J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agriculture.. The grange objects to the redemption of one kind of money in an- ot^ier, favors the issue of at least double the amount of money now in use, favors postal sayings banks so popular in England, and denounces the sale of any butter substitute so long as it is colored like butter. On negotiable notes the resolution is: Whereas, A law still disgraces the statutes of Iowa which enables the so-called innocent purchaser of a note to collect the said note with interest and costs, Resolved, That the law should be amended so as to admit proof of fraud the same as if the note were still held by the original payee. Nos. 12, 16, 20, 22, all colors, at Nos. 7, 9, 10, all colors, at . . Nos. 4, 4, 7, all colors, at . . 15 cts 10 cts 7 cts All in need of Ribbons should not fail to see our large line and very low prices. Yours truly, Jno. Goeders. opposed "Local feaj.ty ,01- fertaUer* S. M. Clark, who has always prohibition, said two weeks ago: option can easily be so amen worse prohibition, that in our negative relation to tbo making of tbe Iowa republican state platform we were very careful that local option should not be declared as thespeciftc *fce fe*y$ i$ The company is an exceptionally strong one, and its field of operation is correspondingly large. They will doubtless make a great success of the undertaking. „«____—__ Here is the way an exchange gets after its delinquents: If you have frequent fainting spells accompanied by chills, cramps, bunions, chilblains, epilepsy and jaundice, it is a sign you are not well, but liable to die any minute. Pay your eujwipttoft in advance and ipfoe youreeH s^ far % good Q^jujwry Choose Young Men. Council Bluffs Nonpareil: THE UPPER DES MOINES believes a young man should be elected senator. It says Senator Allison has reached his present prominence not only because of excellent native abilities, He is where he is because he was sent to the senate as a young man and with the vigor of a young man was able to bear the hard work his colleagues were . willing to shoulder on him. In the expression of this view THE UPPER DES MOINES utters an important truth. It is a wise principle of statecraft. Nothing injures a state or a congressional district, and the people thereof, so much as to be perpetually changing its senators and representatives in congress. Senator Allison himself is an illustration of the wisdom of keeping our congressmen at Washington, term after term, so long as they are useful and obedient to the wishes of their constituents. Elected as a young man, by his fine abilities and long service in the senate his influence is vast and his fame has become international. * * * The Nonpareil pre- A. D. McGregor, so they say, Sells fine furniture every day At the State street stand so nice and neat, Here you will find a stock complete. Baby Cabs, Bedsteads, Rockers, and Chairs, So many that everyone declares There is naught in the county to be compared With the splendid variety so well prepared. Does anyone doubt this simple lay, Then let him come here every day And see choice goods too numerous to mention, Culled from every tribe and nation. The clerk will great you with a smile, No trouble to show you goods meanwhile. Come witty and wise, both short and tall, Come small and great, there's welcome for all. JULIUS PLETH. gents the practical side of this question, as this paper wishes to impress upon our public men the absolute necessity of electing men in the vigor of life to the national senate and house of representatives, and keeping them there for the interest of our prominent men at home and tbe people of the state. JAN. 1, the second winter term of 14 weeks opens at the Normal and Commercial school of Algona. This is al' the only echofl of the kind, bay List your Lands with me if you want to make a quick sale,. OFFICE OVER 4.LQONA. STATS SANK. FARM LOANS MADE From 5 to 7 rears at ^ per cent. A NEW FIRM. NORTON & ROBINSON Will furnish you with the best of livery rigs, with or without driver, at moderate prices. D Also give their best attention to Boarding and Feeding Horses, by the day or week, at their bam, One !;*'£4*3* ssfel. r I he Tliofington, This house has been thorou fitted and refurnished, and hly re- e T fully Your patronage is solicited, Q, W,

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