The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 17, 1894
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THE TJPPHH DBS MOIKEBi AMONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUAEY IT, 1894 Y*<Sit>. T«f m» to )<*>»y, dn« yeftt.,,. .. ,11.50 __jeopy,8ix months,.. 2R Ott«eopyttfitee months...., *° SffitWfttt^ftddi'essfttdl'ove rates, R«ait by dtaf t, mone? ot&st, express of det, WttMtalnbteatourrlsk. BaM9 of ftdveftisltig seat on application. IV, 1894. OPTION X'Al/LAOlBSi Gov, Boles' advocacy of local option In fafa farewell message has at least one meirlt—he pursues the theory one step neafer to its logical conclusion than inosi advocates of it do. Accepting as established the principle—which if estaibliisfoed would end all legislation of state-wide effect—that residents of one locality have no right to assist in legislation determining 'lor residents of another locality what liquor law they shall bave, he proceeds to show that county option is just as objectionable as •state 'op'tiion. For under county option towns .and townships might be forced to submit to a liquor law they do not want because of other towns and townships in the same county, which might be in the majority. This is apparent at eight, but the governor still stops short -of the true application of his theory of self-government. For it is Jastas possible for the will of localities to be over-ridden under township option as under county option. It very often (happens that two distinct settlements >aa'e ifound in country townships, and why should the rights of one vbe subjected to the domination of the other? Why should one ward or division of a town be compelled to submit to legislation adopted contrary to its wishes fay -other wards or divisions? Why .should a street or block or farm settlement be invaded by the saloon contrary to its wishes because a distant street -or %iock or farm settlement has so voted? This is not a mere quibble for towns and townships vary so in size and population that township option in one instance might easily violate the governor's principle of self-government more (flagrantly than county option in another. Kossuth county has one township with but 10 voters. If 16 voters in this instance be the unit of sovereignty., why should not any other 16 voters toe, and why should we not come at once to a logical conclusionand adopt individual option—each man a law to himself on his own premises? But Governor Boies does not stick to the principle he has established even through his half column discussion. He opens by declaring that it is wrong to permit— ".Residents of localities foreign to those to be affected, having no interest in and no knowledge of their wants, to dictate their policy upon a question that most vitally affects the Immediate interests of one and in no manner the interests of the other." But in concluding his suggestions to the legislature he urges the adoption of some— " Honorable method of con trolling by law, and withla the law, a traffic that the experience of mankind teaches should never be permitted to flourish outside of legal restraint." This is the difficulty with all local option advocates. They assert at the outset a local sovereignty theory and conclude with a string of regulations and restrictions to be imposed and enforced by the state. It is absurd on its face to say that citizens of one locality have no right to dictate to citizens of another, and then ask the legislature to take any action. If it is wrong for Kossuth's representative for iqstance to vote to shut up the saloons in Dubuque and Davenport on the theory that Kossuth has no right to dictate to those cities, how much less wrong is it for Kossuth's representative to vote to impose a $1,000 license fee on Dubuque and Davenport saloons, or to impose any other regulations whatever? The tail certainly ought to go with the hide in all matters, and if there is any principle of local self-government involved then it should extend to the details as well as to the essentials. If Dubuque and Davenport have any sovereign right to decide for themselves whether they will have saloons, they have the right to say on what terms they will have them. It is when this theory of local sovereignty is pushed to its logical conclusion that its absurdity appears. Neither GoVi Boies nor any other public man in Jowa proposes to turn over to townships the full regulation of the liquor traffic any more than they do the full regulation of other state- wide interests. Gov. Boies recognizes as every other intelligent man does that liquor legislation is for the state, and he knows as well as all the local optionists do that there is lip question of local self-government involved whatever in it, and that allowing communities to vote for or against saloons }st merely a matter of expediency and pot of right at $11. Com,-' munitlea have no more abstract right to 4epJ4e what ealopn law they will have than what game law they will have, or what state institutions they will support, except as they act with the rest ojjhe flats in securing genera} legislation. The same right that has to fix a fish law for peftence d! 12 yeftrB atftt is enough to convince anyone that local option iff not a desirable liquot law. It does not secure a good saloon system where saloons are allowed to exist because there is no permanence assured. It makes enforcement of & law against saloons ift neighboring townships and counties impossible, it arranges for a vagabond saloon in one locality and an evaded law in another, and contention and bad blood in all* To return to it in Iowa in any of its forms is to throw away the experience of the past 10 yeaf s, and to begin over a row, which will end just as the old one did in compelling the party in power to adopt some law of state wide operation, or accept defeat, SENATOR FUNK is way to the front on the senate committees. He gets the chairmanship of the committee for the suppression of Intemperance, which is as important as any this year He is also on the committee of ways and means, appropriations, printing, retrenchment and reform, pharmacy, fish and game, library. The first three of these committees have the important business of the session, and being on all is a distinguished recognition. Senator Funk was also chairman of the joint caucus Friday evening. His popularity in the senate is deserved and is a great credit to this district. The Sioux City Journal says editor! ally: " The selection of Senator Funk as chairman of the important committee on sup presslon of intemprance will be gratifying, not only to the friends of the senator it northwestern Iowa, who know him and appreciate his abilities, but to the friends of conservative modification throughout the state. Senator Funk is an old time prohibitionist, but during the late campaign through his paper, the Spirit Lake Beacon, was a conspicuous advocate of a change. 1 ' S. S. Sessions is chairman of the in surunce committee in the house at Des Molnes, and is on the judiciary committee, also committees of federal relations, banks and banking, and woman suffrage. The election of F. R. Conaway as state printer is a deserved recognition of one of the most genial and versatile news paper men of the state. Ho also is a practical printer and ho will do good service. We like to soo Ed. Chnssell rise, but we don't like to sec him quite so prominent on the normal school committee and Algona not represented. Lafe Young was chosen state binder by almost a unanimous vote. . He began life as a " printer's dovil" and has worked up through all the various stages of his profession and can personally superintend his work. But he will take time enough between putting the records of the state in to form to withstand the dust of nges, to enliven the columns of the Capital, and to keep our readers posted on the doings at the state house. The legislature complimented him in this election, but it might better have considered him for the senatorial succession than some it did. The State Register said Sunday: " Col. Sessions of Algona is a man who is ambitious to make his mark in the house. We believe he can do it He has one of the most intelligent farming counties in tlie state bank of him. All he has to do is to be true to them." _ The final vote on the Wilson tariff bill will be taken Jan. 29. At present it is being debated in five minute speeches and amendments are being offered. Evenings are given to general debate. There will be two hours of closing debate, Reed speaking against the measure and Wilson for it. The Dally Capital giving full legislative proceedings will bo sent to any address for the entire session of the Twenty- fifth general assembly for $l. This is a cheap rate for a good daily report of Des Moines doings. The Capital reaches Algo na on the 8 o'clock morning moil from the east. Dolliver's tariff speech is spoken of thus in one/oport: Whenever Mr. Dolliver arises to speak he has something to say. He spoko today for fifty-six minutes, and he made an excellent speech, It was a republican utterance, full of eloquence and wit, and was listened to with close attention by members of both sides of the house. Mr, Doiliver was in excellent voice and in thorough accord with his subject. Of course he was congratulated, and even men on the democratic side expressed the opinion that Mr. Dolliver's effort was one of the best yet delivered on either side. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Mason City shows up $276,897 of improvements for 1893, Humboldt Independent: Eugene Tellier was a Humboldt visitor a couple of days last week. His cheery voice and salutation was very pleasant to hear. We all enjoy a chat with Eugene, The Spencer News, in the war over county printing, has reduced its price to 75 cents a year. That is the way to cut when you cut, but the best thing is to keep out of the county printing' scramble. It's a dog's fight for small pay- The Nevada Representative brings out W. K. Board man for state dairy commissioner. He is one of the brothers owning the Algona creamery and is well up in dairy matters, besides being a genial and competent man of business. Here is one Washington iljgpatch: J, W. HincboB of the Algona Courier is being .backed for the Algona post- mastership by Jas, J, Ryan, who is here for the sole purpose of circumventing John F, Duncombe in all appointments for the big Tenth district, r Fort Dcdge Messenger: If John W, MRcpmbe p4 J. J. Ryan are bp|h in Wajhtogton as allege^,}(is BO wpn4fr the administration has been unable to Wtt&f jflpSIMMBWVWfl^" ™™PT^T f^^T J?«^£5.-^ sy^SlKr^f KSr • give out any news on the Hawaiian question for & few days. It has had a bigger question oft hand. The S16UX City Washington report last week was: " J. J. Ryan bf Algona, who is here incog., has been hustling around today in the interest of J. W. Hindrard, editor Of the" Algona, Courier, who is one of several applicants for postmaster at that point, Mr. Ryan seems to fear that the knowledge of his presence in Washington at this time may defeat his object." Hindrard is the original French for Hltichofi, it being the old family name, The Register's Washington correspondent sends out the following slanderous and scandalous item on our James: Hon. Jas. J. Ryan of Algona is still here incognito. He called on the president today and demanded recognition as chief spoilsman for the big Tenth, to the exclusion of DUncombe and all other would'be dispensers of patronage. President Cleveland, however, does not seem inclined to sustain the claims of any democratic bobtailed congressman. BANQUET OF THE WOLVES, i - - ....-...The True Inwardness of? the Famous Wolf Hunt Conies to the Surface at Last. WOLF HUNTS QALOEB. Wolves to the South of Us-Wolves to the North of TJs — Wolves All About Us Doomed to the Slaughter, Next Monday the great south end round up occurs. And all the experience gained last week will , be put to use to copper Mr. Wolf. The round up will be away from the timber, there will be plenty of captains, the wolves will be caught asleep, and more hunters will be out than ever. The round up will be on the south of Sec. 16 and north of Sec. 21 in Irvington. Nothing but shot guns will be allowed. The line will start at 11 o'clock, an hour later than last week. Following is the formation, with the captains and the ground they are to cover: West line—John G, Smith on west side of Sec. 12, Cresco; Geo. Hackman on west side of Sec. 13, Cresco: Nathan Mann on west .side of Sec. 24, Cresco; Ned Dodge on west side of Sec. 25, Cresco. South line—Mark Parsons on south side of Sec. 25, Cresco; B. P. Wright on south side of Sec. 30, Irvington; Ed. Camel on south side of Sec. 29, Irvington; A. L. Webster on south side of Sec. 28, Irvington; Wm. Loyd on south side of Sec. 27., Irvington. East line—Perry Burlingame on the east side of Sec. 21, Irvington; L. Griffin on the east line of Sec. 22, Irvington; Chas. Parsons on the east lino of Sec. 16, Irvington; John Fitch ,on the east line of Sec. 10, Irvington. North line—Tom Kain on the north lino of Sec. 10, Irvington; Frank Ben- schooter on the north lino of Sec. 9, Irvington; W. H, Clark on the north line of Sec. 8, Iryington; D. A. Wallace on the north line of Sec. 7, Irvington; A. L. Belton on the north line of See. 12, Cresco. Will Try It at Dubuquo. Wolves broke into the deer park belonging to John Quade in Swiss Valley near Dubuque last week and killed seven of them. Others escaped by jumping the fence. A wolf hunt will be organized. * Hunt Up North. Saturday evening a big hunt was arranged in Bancroft, to cover Green wood, Seneca, Burt, and Fenton towhships. EEV. WALTEB WALKEB MOVES. He nits Resigned Ills Now York Pulpit and Will Preach in Eliflii, III. The New York Christian Enquirer has the following note of interest to our readers: The resignation of Rev. Walter M. Walker of the pastorate of the Central church on Sunday morning, to accept the call from the First church of Elgin, 111., was a great surprise and a source of great regret to his church and to his many friends in this city and vicinity. Mr. Walker was pastor of the church in Morgan Park while pursuing his seminary studies and came to the Central church upon his graduation, four years ago. He soon took a high rank as a preacher, an organizer and a wise and able leader. His earnestness and consecrated spirit gave him great favor. Evory interest of the church took on now life under his ministry. Following so able a preacher as Dr. H. M. Sanders, his sermons were recognized as of a high order and his abundant labors outside of his pulpit greatly endeared him to all Baptists in the city and state. He closes his labors and goes to his new field Feb. 1. The Elgin church Is the largest in Illinois, outside of Chicago. It has a membership of 1,050, a large Sunday school and two very flourishing missions. The church is in an exceedingly prosperous condition, Dr. Geo. B. Vosburgh was the late pastor. QUABTON FOB JUDGE. The Pocnhoiitas '< Record" Says He Ought to Succeed Judge Carr— Starting the Ball. Last week's Pocahontas Record brings out W. B, Quarton as a candidate to succeed Judge Carr, whose term expires this fall, It says: Judge Carr, so it is rumored, will not be a candidate for renornination, but has concluded to retire from the bench and go to some city, where he will practice law, It will be regretted very deeply all over the fourteenth judicial district if Judge Carr persists in his determination to retire, for he is a very able judge and one who by his, impartiality has won the admiration, respect and hosts of friends all over the district. It will be difficult to find another attorney possessing such fine judicial ability. No sooner did Judge Carr announce bis determination to retire than the candidates for his position began to bloom forth, Already there are three in the field and Lord knows bow many more will blossom when the snow begins to disappear. Quarton of Kossuth, Parker p| Clay, and Myerly of Emmet are in the field. From what little personal acquaintance the Record has of the various candidates, we would prefer Quarton of Algona, believing he is the best equipped to fill the office to the best satisfaction of the people. But Of tbjBBJ WOtjWl pro- And It Shows that Mr. Wolf was "Onto the Racket'," Hence the Questionable Result of the Chase. THE UPPfiR DES MOINES had intended to celebrate so world-wide an event as the Kossuth wolf hunt with a full.his- tory of the strategic movements of the army which met, marched, and returned, together with such comment on the valor, bravery, and generalship of the southeast failed to show up. Only six Wolves wees seen and they all escaped through the broken lines. About a wagon load of small game was killed, such ae jack rabbits, common rabbits, prairie chickens, quail and three or four' coons. Editor Hlftchon sighted a big'black Wolf and took after it on horseback, and ran it foe two hours, until his horse became exhausted and the wolf escaped in safety. Capt* Haggard, who was out with Company F, went up the river from the west and the boys bagged everything in sight from tame chickens up. Had thecircle been formed as was the Intention of the captains there is no doubt that the six wolves would haVe been slaughtered that were seen. Good Advertising. Emmetsburg Conservative: THE UPPER DES MOINES says that many of BEFORE THE HUNT. Mr. Wolf reads from a borrowed paper (wolves always do): " Next Tuesday about 2 o'clock the immolation of the whole lupine tribe will occur on tbe beautiful river bottom which lies between the Northwestern track and the river west of the Rice school house." The other wolves tic up the grass and part go to Minnesota and part go down to Helton's. the forces as an admiring world could not refrain from giving. But in view of the rather dubious character of the compliments that have been received and the excellent story of the hunt given by our special artist, we have decided, reluctantly, to allow oblivion to swallow up most of the record, even including Bro. Hinchon's valorous efforts to rally the line on the wolf which insultingly and audaciously walked up to him and asked: " Where is your gun?" We hope those who have other hunts in view will not allow the evident hilarity displayed in the picture over the the varmints were seen, and _ occasionally one would come almost within salt- throwing distance, but the capture of a single wolf was not accomplished. However, there is no great loss withoul some gain, and Algona has had aboul $7,000 worth of advertising out of hoi great wolf hunt fake, and doubtless considers the time and wind well spent. We understand that a number of hunters from this county were in attendance, as well as a number of coyotes who went over to see the fun. How the Hunt Progressed. .• West Bend Journal: The Kossuth county wolf hunt, which was , widely heralded, and was to dazzle the entire became filled with a desire to show the people of Minneapolis how to hunt wolves and organized ft grand hunt, which took place Tuesday. The s|>brt& of Elmore to the number of six. think* tig to put to shame both the Minneapo^ ,1s and Kossuth county hunters at one' ell swoop, took a couple of dogs and bied themselves to the frontier weak of ong Lake with murderous intentions toward the wolves. They returned under cover of darkness with one jack- abbit, and claimed to have beaten the Minneapolis party in the size of the rabbit. Tuesday the people of Kossuth county started on their work of extermination, and succeeded in rounding- up and killing 12 jackrabbHs, 40 Cotton* tails, one coon, two prairie chickens, and one quail, while the wolves escaped leath by taking our advice and remaining at home. _ put It Onto Algonti. Bancroft Register: The awful wolf hunt on Tuesday was indeed awful. After all the elaborate preparations, after the hunt had been announced in all phases in the papers of the United States, from coast to coast — there fell one coon, 18 jackrabbits, 47 cotton tails and a few field mice. There were several wolves seen by the hunters, but the ranks were not properly closed up in all divisions and the squads failed to close in at the spot marked for slaughter, hence Br'er Wolf continues to enjoy his usual good health. The signal failure cannot be attributed to lack of numbers in the hunting party, for at least 400 participated and the Algona papers place the number at 450. It is asserted by one of the hunters with whom we conversed that a bunch of mavericks came up from Algona to the point of meeting and bagged what emaciated jacks and bunnies the llnesdrove before them, and termed it a " regulation Algona trick," but we believe he was prejudiced. _ Short on Wolf Scalps. Lu Verne News: Tbe great wolf hunt came off on the plains between Algona and Burt Tuesday, and, so far as the wolf scalps were concerned, was a dismal failure. The enthusiasm of the hunters was so much dampened by the outcome of this attempt to diminish the wolves in Kossuth county, that the proposed hunt in the south end of the county will probably be abandoned. It was TJiolr Day Out. Wesley Reporter: Every nook and crevice, every straw and hay stack was diligently searched, but in the entire day only one poor, little, lean, lank, wolf was seen, and he escaped. The boys had bushels of fun even if they didn't get a wolf. That there are- wolves in the county there is no doubt, but for some reason Tuesday was not their day out, or they were visiting in another section of the country. Joke on the Hunters. Liver more Gazette: The joke is on our Kossuth county people regarding their wolf hunt in which about 500 participated. The wolves were "not in it," but could frequently be seen outside their circle inquiringly looking on. S AFTER THE BALL IS OVER- Mr. Wolf reads: "The celebrated, eyer-to-be-remembered, and much-advertised wolf hunt came off yesterday. It is not certain that it has caused much commotion among the wolves." The other wolves bring in poultry from D. Rice's and R. M. Gard ner's for the "round-up." hunt and the evident hilarity of our contemporaries displayed in the clippings given herewith to discourage them. They can compel respect from both by keeping stern determination and courageous hearts, and by preserving better order in the rear ranks. OU« ENVIOUS KEIGHpOItS. Editor Hlnchon'0 Ride. Fort Dodge Post: The big wolf hunt near Algona turned out to be a fizzle, BO far as killing any great number of wolves was concerned. Upwards of 400 turned out and after a tramp of about four hours succeeded in closing up the p|rcle beU partially. The men thftt ' flu up the rftBfcs from state with its brilliancy and great achievements, took place Tuesday. The start was made promptly on schedule time, and at the end of the first hour, after hard work, the result was: Wolves, 0. At noon, by dint of still harder work, the result was: Wolves, 00. At the "round up," after a wearisome march that rivaled Sherman's march to the sea, the result was: Wolves, 000. Tried to Get the Start of Us. Elmore Eye: Many attempts have recently been made to exterminate the wolves in different parts of the country, but the wolves were not ready to he exterminated. First a grand hunt was organized in Minneapolis, which resulted in the death of a poor lonesome cottpn-tail. -Then the people of Algoua on Fun. Sioux City Journal: The Kossuth county wolf hunt seems to have been long on fun, but short on wolves. It must have been an inspiring sight to see the 500 hunters returning 1 with one scrawny, little coyote in their midst. General Comment. Emmetsburg Reporter: They saw one wolf, but he placed his right paw to his nose and bad them good-bye. Whittemore Champion: The' big wolf hunt was not largely attended by people from this place. It is said that large numbers of wolves escaped by outgeneraling the commanders while the lines were thin, Burt Monitor: Several were seen and scared up but they trotted off and escaped through the " ranks" unharmed, and not a wolf scalp rewarded their efforts. It was the means of a good days hunt, as other game was secured and a good time is reported, Estherville Republican: The Kossuth county wolf bunt did not result very disastrously to the wolves, About 500 brave hunters spent one whole day in an effort to exterminate the sheep killers, but "nary" a wolf did they find. A few helpless jackrabbits and a number of defenceless prairie chickens fell victims to the disappointed mob's vengence. LOTTS OEEEK HAPPENINGS. Now BlucltsmHli Shop—The Creamery lias a Buttermaker from Ames —Ten Baptized, LOTTS CREEK, Jan, 15.— It looks as though we would have to import some snow if we have any sleighing. We have more mud than we like this time of year. Our creamery has changed butter- makers. The new man is an Ames graduate, we believe. E. Lashbrook has his blacksmith shop in running order now, and all that want a first-class job, call in. He is situated on Sec. 22-96, 30, front street first door west of the Walker school house, We have been particular in giving locality as perhaps he has not got his shingle out yet. The teacher in district No. 4 is talking of having a dramatic entertainment in the near future, if the sub-director does not object, which we hope he won't. There have been some meetings held in the southwest part of the township, which resulted in ten being baptized into the Baptist church. The baptizing was done in Emil Erdmon's pond. The state auditor will recommend to the legislature that an increase be made in tbe tax levy for the next; two years or an increase in the assessment, so as to raise more funds, A count of the funds on hand a few days ago, showed that there is in the state treasury over $223,000, but the auditor explains that this month it will be necessary to pay out about $200,000, and hacl it not been for the refund on account of the direct war tax the treasurer wouW already be unable to pay current war- -"-'If -m I

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