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MS ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1898, S6tghth Yas*. * Tferrne to Subscribers: OfleOopy, on* year... ll.BO Oaecopy,six months.. 76 Otte copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, Otpostal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1893. THE SOUtfll CAROLINA LAW, The Gothenberg or Swedish system, which makes liquor selling a state monopoly, has been adopted. All liq- Uor is bought by the state, sold by State agents and tested nnd guaranteed by the state. The law has been bitterly resisted by the whole liquor interest, has been fought at every step - in the coufrts, and has been misrepresented In the papers. It went into operation July 1 and could hardly be expected to have had a trial yet. But Gov. Tillman in his message to the -legislature shows that under all these discouragements itdms proved of great benefit. Reports fnam 22 towns show 418 arrests for drunkenness as against 808 such arrests under the old law. Gov. Tillman in enumerating its advantages says: "Theelement of personal profit is destroyed, thereby removing the incentive to increase the sales. " Treating is stopped, as the bottles are not opened on the premises. " Liquor is sold only in the day time. " The local whiskey rings, which have been the curse of every municipality in the state, and have always controlled municipal -elections, have been torn up, root and branch. 11 Under this dispensary system the man selling the liquor has no object in selling, as he is paid a salary, he keeps no saloon, no liquor is opened on the premises, he has no incentive to sell to drunkards, minors, or to break any of the wise restrictions established, he does not sell in the evening, and the liquor is of the best quality, thoroughly tested. The only possible objection to this plan is that the state has to branch out into private business. But when we consider that any state regulation of the traffic means practically the same thing the objection has no weight. The state is today giving a monopoly in Iowa to the drug stores, under license it gives it to certain saloon men. In principle there is no difference between this and appointing its own agents. The South Carolina law, if it succeeds, furnishes the most feasible plan yet proposed for doing away with the evils of the saloon system and yet permitting the legitimate sale of alcohol. tthe'fttBs the Pinkeftoti »&ft used at Home- •atead, -a bit of the Homestead works' fence .at <«He>spot where one of the fiercest battles •was bought, and a button from the coat of a OPWkertos guard. The mallet and handle" 'Bireirom the wood of the tree beneath .which .Major Andre was captured. 'Gov. Larrabee said last week: "lam a prohibitionist. There is nothing the matter with the present law but lack of en- 'forcement." , Senator Funk is talked of for congress if Geo. D. Perkins should be chosen to succeed Wilson. He has our vote. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reviews the comparison made last week by TUB UPPBH DES MOINES between the republican galas in some river and some interior counties, and makes figures of its own. By its plan it credits as republican gain the big falling off in the democratic vote. This is to a certain extent plausible but such negative endorsement is hardly the foundation for much confidence as to the acceptability of any proposed legislation. The cold fact Is that in Pottawatamle county, for instance, •Jackson with the 13th plank received only 65 more votes than Wheeler did two years ago on a platform endorsing the present liquor law. Considering the changed conditions in national and state poll tics and the difference in the two campaigns these 65 votes do not represent what ought to have been the natural increase in republican strength regardless of the liquor question. The Nonpareil asks Editors Clarkson and Clark to speak out for the river counties. They will need to speuk often to convince republicans, \vho scan the returns, that the party is under special obligations to them at this time. Henry George has been lecturing in Iowa and some of our leading papers have stooped to make their chief comment on the pay he is getting for abolishing poverty. This is on a par with the cheap criticism sometimes passed on preachers who accept new pulpits with larger salaries. Gen. Weaver, even, was never guilty of the demagogy that has been contained in the flings at his collection of silver dollars. What are the papers rendering their service for? Is it not for pay, and very big pay, too, compared to what preachers and lecturers getb The state fair association meets Jan. The society is nearly bankrupt since competition with the world's fair. IOTA'S NEW MAGAZINE. The first number of the Midland Monthly more than fulfills all predictions made about it. From the appropriately designed cover, which first meets the eye, to the editor's report of his recent trip across the ocean, everything is excellent, susprisingly so considering all the difficulties of the undertaking 1 . Every contributor is an lowan, and the wealth of literary genius the state possesses or has furnished is first here brought to public notice. Miss Alice French of Davenport gives the opening story, in her best vein. Hamlin Garland contributes a half dozen poems, Mrs. Jones begins a novel of life in New Orleans, S. H. M. Byers tells of his poem " Sherman's March to the Sea," Cyrenus Cole writes of Father Clarkson, B. O. Aylesworth gives some verses, and Mrs. Berryhill discusses women's club work. Each contribution deserves special mention. All are of a grade of excellence to put the Midland at once at the front among magazines of its class. THE UPPER DES MOINES will have samples which may be seen by all who will call, and it hopes to see a large number of its readers join in helping sustain so worthy an enterprise so creditable to the state. The semi-weekly Dubuque Times, eight pages on Tuesday and four pages on Friday, and THE UPPEH DES MOINES for $2.05 for 180-t. The Times offers a fine list of premiums. _ The democratic Dubuque Telegraph says: " Congressman Dolliver of Iowa yesterday made a speech in the house in favor of the admission of Utah. If he should always employ his eloquence in support of some worthy proposition, such as the Utah bill, Mr. Deliver would be a very useful man. The gentleman can talk and talk well, but his fault and mistake is that he vents his oratory too much in behalf of party and too little in public interest." Capt. Luke gets the high mark among the majorities. He received 309,583 votes or 133 more than anyone else and 3,493 more than Jackson. Root, ^a Kansas populist, has filed answer in a suit on a note, setting up that the repeal of the Sherman law is responsible for his inability to pay, and asking that Cleveland and other pubiic men be made parties. The editor of the Denver Times has telegraphed President Cleveland as follows: "For the information of the people of Colorado, will you kindly make public a statement as to the effect in the east of the repeal of the so-called Sherman act. The many thousands who have been thrown out of employment in this state by the repeal are ready to hear that it has resulted in the restoration of prosperity elsewhere." GOV. LAHIJABEE'S OPINION. Gov. Larrabee was down in Dubuque last week and talking about the liquor law told a Times reporter: "If I had been given the power to remove sheriffs and county attorneys the same as treasurers and auditors, I would have demonstrated that it was possible to enforce the law in Dubuque county." While giving such authority is not necessary to enable the governor to bring a powerful pressure to bear on county officials as has been shown by Gov. Matthews in Indiana, and while any law can be today enforced in Iowa by an executive who goes at it as Gov. Matthews has at the prize fighters, still why should not the governor be enabled to remove sheriffs and county Attorneys who fail and refuse to obey their oaths of office? The laws they neglect are not local laws but state laws, and the failure of a local grand jury to indict is no reason why the dignity of the state should be lightly treated and its authority scouted. The superintendent reports 133 schools in Polk county. The Brooklyn Chronicle notes that "out of 99 counties in Iowa, the democrats only had majorities in 33. Polk county cast the largest prohibition vote, 739, and Osceola the smallest, 10. Only in 35 counties did the prohibition vote exceed 100, Monona county cast the largest populist vote, 1301, and Howard and Osceola the smallest, 11 in each." IN THIS NEiaHBOKHOOD. hung himself at ONE OF THE POSJBILITIBS. The Emmetsburg Reporter says anent the senatorial contest: 11 A number of papers hint that they will be well pleased if the legislature at Des Moines will drop the contesting factions and send our congressman, Dolliver, to the United States senate. If this is done there will be no kick coming from Palo Alto county. Nor will there be objections to -Mr. Perkins." 5?he gavel weed by President Gompers at jyS* labor meeUug iu Chicago is a curious It i* wade of iron and eteel pf p u e of A man 80 years old Kuthven last week. Chas. Thompson, a former teacher in Kossuth, has the Ruthven schools. Emmetsburg Democrat: TheAlgona folks held a charity ball a few nights since and raised $99. This is jigging it pretty lively for the cause of poverty. Eagle Grove Gazette: Mrs, Slade of Burt has been visiting her son and family in town the. past two weeks. She went yesterday to Hudson, near Hay- warden, to visit a few duys. The Winnebago Summit has finished its 27th year. It is a better paper now with Bro. Platt at the helm than ever before in that time. The Summit and UPPER DES MOINES are the pioneers in this region, The State Register says editorially: " Another towa town—Bancroft—has suffered great loss by fire. There is too much carelessness with fire. Every resident of a city ought to feel personally responsible for the safety of all the homes and business houses in it." Spencer News: One of our readers requested us to say a word recommending a "charity ball," but we do not feel sufficiently familiar with the management nor the purpose to proceed far. Here is a report of one recently held in Algona, clipped from THE UPPEK DES MOINES of that place. Humboldt Independent: Judd Griggs, state fish commissioner, dropped into Humboldt last Thursday and at once went to work looking up violators of the fish law. By evening be bad secured a herd of hoys anfl Ju^f missed, «R we »re three tloiei & amy as be had se- cured, The result was A fine of *50 and costs each against Alvln Platitz and P, N. Duttfi. In both eases the collee- tion of the fine Was suspended on condition that the costs Were paid. fistherville Vindicator: J. W. Hin* ChOn, editor of the Courier at Algona, wants to be postmaster and we hope he will get it, as he is an able editor and a hard worker for his party. As a rule editors do more work for their respect* ive patties and receive less reward for it than any other class. Spencer News: Norm Anthony is a candidate for fish commissioner and naturally, he being a property owner here, we should like to see him "make the riffle." But we see another man several steps in the lead, or else we are cross-eyed. The man is J. G. Smith of Algona. He seems by nature adapted to the jog, and is by no means slow in politics. Emmetsbu'rg Democrat: While Emmetsburg's doctors have been kept busy attending patients, a couple of Algona doctors have heen employed analyzing beer. Let the Algona people use the Pabst brand and save themselves the trouble of such close inspection. ... .Norman Anthony is making a hard fight for the fish commissionship. He says he has the best of endorsements. Wesley Reporter: B. F. Reed, our county superintendent, while in Wesley yesterday, told how he managed to get a front seat to hear the noted Dr. Thomas in Chicago. When Mr. Reed arrived the house was full and he was directed away up in the gallery, which was crowded to suffocation and where the speaker could not be seen. This didn't suit Ben's fancy, and so he got up and asked an usher if there were not better seats for "ministerial" visitors. Ijhe usher said why, certainly, and Mr. Reed, with other pious looking gentlemen, was given a front seat where he could both hear and see to good advantage. Livermore Gazette: The Upper Des Moines Editorial association meets Jan. 25-26 at Carroll, Iowa. We would explain to our readers that the leading question before this great meeting of editors this year will undoubtedly be the solution of the problem of how to run a paper without cash, and, absurd as the question may seem, we wish to say that we have seen the matter so nearly accomplished, and the editor's wildest dream so nearly realized, that we begin to believe there is something in it. It is possible, however, that we are in the wrong, and that the scheme will turn out as did the farmer's, who so nearly accomplished the keeping of a horse without feeding him anything. Sheldon Mail: Judd Griggs is actually seeking to be reappointed to the office of fish commissioner. Could anything more cheeky or ridiculous be conceived or imagined? Hardly. Judd will discover in due time that " offensive partisanship" of the democratic variety is not a saving grace in the judgment of a republican governor. Suppose _he has made an industrious and efficient commissioner, do the duties of that position require abilities not possessed by republicans? Guess not. There is not the slightest chance in the world that Bro. Griggs can save his official head. He should cease trying and take his medicine like a man. The next fish commissioner will be a republican. Whittemore Champion: Married: At the home of the bride's parents in Penton township, on the 7th of December, Will Hable and Carrie Chrischil- les, Rev. Kinley of Burfc preforming the ceremony, at noon, after which the company, about 50 relatives and friends, were treated to an excellent dinner, proying Mrs. C.'s taste and ability in that line. The happy and smiling couple were the recipients of many useful presents. Will has recently built a house on his farm, where they will soon go to housekeeping. They are both capable and industrious and their future looks bright. A reception was given them that evening at the groom's father's, where a large crowd of young folks gathered, making the day memorable. Mason City Herald: The Andrews Opera company will probably not be seen on the boards again. The recent horrible death of Charlie Andrews and the accident to George while conveying the remains of his brother to the old home at Mankato for burial have caused the railroads to refuse to haul their special car. There seems to be a sort of a hoodoo hanging over the efforts of the boys during the past three or four years. Up to the time they got their special car their engagements were a series of money - making ventures. Since travel began in the private conveyance three lives have been lost— Nan Wilkinson (Ed Andrews' wife) and her maid in the wreck on the Northern Pacific and Charlie Andrews a few weeks ago, and a number have been injured. After the car was rebuilt after the Northern Pacific wreck, there were a number of narrow escapes, and the railroad boys swore the outfit was hoo- dood. Whatever it is this brilliant company deserve a better fate than has been meted out to them. done as quick as a wink and just at this time the car reached the corner' where the secretary lives, so he had to jump off. He stood in the street aftd invited his victim to get off too, if he wanted to argue the question any farther. But the man stayed on the car and contented himself with talk about what he would do in the future. But " he hasn't done anything since," and Mac doesn't even know who the fellow was. He hasn't been seen since that night. The argument was too strong for him. He didn't care to renew it. FOR GOOD BOADS. Agitation Befftin at Cedar Rnplds- Tho8. F. Cooko Reports the Work Done by Wheelmen. Thos. F. Cooke was in Cedar Rapids last week attending the annual meeting of state wheelmen to report on the work for good roads. He also visited Des Moines. The Cedar Rapids Republican in its report says: The committee on improvements of the highway reported through Col. Thos. F. Cooke the progress of the year and urged that the good work already begun in Iowa be followed up by energetic measures during the coming session of the legislature and that the division co-operate with the Iowa Road's Improvement association to that end. The principal discussion of the meeting was under this head and Col. Cooke of Algona was appointed to go to Des Moines and investigate the condition of affairs and as chairman of the improvement committee for the coming year to make such efforts as he deemed advisable. The following seemed to be the sentiments of the officers as being the essential features of the needed reforms in the Iowa road laws: That no radical changes be made, butthat about one-half, if not all of the road tax be made payable in cash to be expended under a systematic way for permanent roads as far as possible; that good drainage laws are the first essential of good roads; that Iowa, the most progressive and enterprising state in the country, with its large area of fertile and productive lands, should certainly be able to excel in securing good permanent highways if only a conscientious effort be made. These views are well sustained in articles published in Iowa Good Roads by Gov. Boies, ex-Gov. Larrabee, Judge Thayer of Clinton and many other of our leading Iowa men. Certainly it is true that something ought to result from the state-wide agitation of this question and it only re- CHRISTMAS. A timely suggestion as to what are the most desirable presents ' 1 * 1 * * we for Christmas would not, we think, be Inappropriate, This is justly called a " hard times" year, and people must combine utility and beauty in their selections, We Have It. Come Early. Carving Sets, Rogers' Silverware, , Pocket Knives, Bread Knives, Shears, Razors and Strops, Nickel Coffee Pots, Nickel Tea Pots, Nickel Tea Kettles, Carpet Sweepers, Skates, Nut Picks, Tools, Everything In the Hardware line. Peninsular Steel Range, Heating Stoves, Square Cooks as low as $9.95, Washing Machines, Wringers, Churns, (barrel). P S While other stores are adver- ' tising special sales on stoves, we will make you a special reduction on all our goods in stock. We will meet all competition and expect, to get our share of the business by fair deals. -John Grove. PROFESSIONAL. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. mains for some one member of the islature to take up this matter in nest to secure good results. leg ear- IS OBIBEIKG A DISEASE? This Familiar Question Again Heard In the Famous Cribbing Stallion Case. The case of Dingley & Moffattagainst Matron for damages for a cribbing stallion was begun on its third trial last Wednesday morning and the jury came in Saturday morning with a finding for Matren, after staying out all night. Geo. E. Clarke and W. B. Quarton tried the case very ably for the plaintiffs and Sullivan and Wade for the defendant, it being one of the most hotly contested cases in late years tried in Algona. The facts as brought out were that Dingley & Moffatt had the agency for ICO acres of land at $8.50 an acre. They allowed E. Colvin to go to Illinois and trade the land at $12.50 an acre to Matren for $1,000 and the stallion. Matren told Colvin that the stallion had been a cribber, but had not cribbed for a year. Colvin did not tell Dingley & Moffatt and told Matren not to tell them. When the final deal was made Matren signed a contract that the horse was sound so far as known, and put him in at $1,000. The suit was for false representations. In the trial it appeared that Colvin was Dingley & Moffatt's agent and the court instructed the jury that his knowledge was their knowledge and they were bound by it. This was strongly brought out at this trial and undoubtedly decided the jury. The only question left was whether Matren had lied to Colvin about the horse. The horse was worthless when he reached Algona and was sold for $125 later. The testimony was conflicting and the case much mixed and public opinion varies. The jury stood nine for Matren to three for Dingley & Moffatt all night. They agreed in the end, however, that Matren had acted in good faith with Colvin and told him all he knew about the horse. The fact that Colvin had not told Dingley & Moffatt cut no figure so long as they were bound by his acts. CLAIM IT WAS POEGED. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrlschllles' store. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office In Gardner Cowles' new building. DR. DOWNING, The well-known and successful specialist In Chronic and Nervous diseases and diseases ot of raany Wenas ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY lOth, AT THE THORINGTON, ONE DAY ONLY, EVERY MONTH. 8ULTATION FREE. CON- L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State st., one door east of Cordlngley. Residence, McGregor st., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. J. M. PRIDE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SUR&EON. Office over Jno. Goeders' store, on State street, Algona, Iowa. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation In English and German. Office and residence over H, Goetsch's store, Whittemore, Iowa. E. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DENTIST. A. L. RIST, D. D. S. Local anaesthetic for deadening pain lu gums when extracting teeth. MTABLAND'S MTJSOLE, A Xew Story on Our Secretary of State—What Newspaper Training Hoes for a Man. In Sunday's Register " Casual Observer" relates the following incident: Secretary McFarland is the hero of a street car incident that has been kept out of the newspapers. It occurred a day or two before Thanksgiving and the cause of it was politics. In the first place the secretary expected to see Jackson elected, so he eagerly accepted the chance to win a silk hat when a democrat bluffed him. On the day of the incident he was going home on a street car wearing the hat, which he had just secured. On the car was a democrat who indulged in a good deal of loud talk and made some very nasty remarks about Governor-elect Jackson. Mac thought the man was drunk, but he resented the insults and took occasion to express his disapproval. Then the man turned on the secretary and began to pour out his filth at him, referring with special derision to the silk hat. Remembering his days on the Pacific coast in the early '70s, when things were pretty hot there, Mae let. but with hie right and "smashed" the fellow ID the *W9&S W« to fPFft»l out wtolelenjjthgftlie car. An Order for School Supplies Repudiated by a Whittemore District —One of Dlcltson's Deals. The jury was sent out yesterday noon after hearing the story of a deal with the famous jail breaker, J, L. Dickson, who was chased and captured in Washington by W. B. Quarton. He came to Kossuth as agent for a Chicago publishing house and took an order for school charts, etc,, in all amounting to $250, from J. J. Ban wart and the other directors. The supplies came and the directors took them and issued a warrant to Dickson. They claimed then that the order was never made by them and that what they signed was a recommend of these charts. It turns out that Dickson never turned over any money to the publishing company if he got any on his warrant. The company sued the directors, They defended on the ground that the order was a forgery and that their acceptance of the charts could not ratify the forgery. The company claimed that the order was not a forgery and that they did not read it when it was signed, and that having taken the goods they must pay for them. W. B. Quarton appeared for the plaintiff and Geo. E. Clarke for the defendant. The jury gave the plaintiff the full amount claimed. After this deal Dickson passed the bogus check in Algona, for which he was arrested. Since he escaped from jail no trace of him has been found. 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