The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1898 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 20, 1898
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^w^'^TV' -'^'"s'^-^^r 3 ^ ' X ;* -A'*. . «?»; f«»jtt« fo SubscHberli. y^liyff ftftatess *t fcbov* ttrtas. money order of advertising sent on apftllfeatlon. AMOK& IOWA. « » ' * •» APMlli Sffl, will l-aSnaifi int86t» ttt£ foWfi- ofa of the various states being petmW ted to detlgnate the regimental offlceifs, Which will include those of the grades of second iJg^gff^to^gPJ^elB. '" it i* important ltt Ora6f to tu ^y un * derstand the heated wrangle in com - gross Over the Cuban question to get clearly in mind what has'beon in issue. tt has not been driving the Spaniards tmt, nor giving Cuba a government of its own. It has been merely whether : or not the existing Insurgent republic Should be declared to be the established government of the Island. President McKinley opposed such recognition for several reasons and recommended that after Spanish rule had ended the Cubans be allowed to come together and form a government. The house ol representatives, in the resolution pub lished in another column, endorsed his position. The senate in resolutions, also given, refused to endorse it and voted to recognize the existing govern ment. Senators Allison and Gear both opposed the recognition clause, but on final passage Senator Gear voted for the resolutions as a whole, while Sen ator Allison still opposed them. I was this difference that Was adjustec i by conference committees of the two houses, and that caused all the heated debate. The reasons for not recognizing the insurgent government were mainly: (1 Such a government does not in fact ex 1st. This was General Lee's opinion. (2 Congress has no authority to recognizi a government. This is the prerogativ< of the president. (3) Such recognition is not in accord with international law and would prejudice us in Europe. (4 The insurgent government has sol< enormous quantities of bonds at a few cents on the dollar and these bonds would become a lien on the island if the government is recognized. (5) Nothing • is gained to the Cubans by recognition It is better for them to come togethei after Spain evacuates and organize a best suits them. 'Of all these 1 objections to recognition the sale of bonds has the most weight The Cuban junta have scattered bond right and left and they have been tak en by speculators for a few cents on th dollar on the mere chance that some day they might be worth something H. H. Kohlsaat of the Chicago Times Herald stated to congress that he ha< been offered $2,000,000 of bonds if hi paper would advocate recognition Why should the United States maki such debts as this a permanent lien on Cuba? The Cubans have been between two financial pitfalls. Spain has issued $400,000,000 on Cuba. If Spain retain a semblance of authority Cuba mus pay this enormous debt. The Cuban junta has issued as many bonds and if it is recognized Cuba must pay an equally enormous debt. If neither gains the island the Cubans can organizi free from these burdens. Presiden McKinley has been clearly in the righ and Senator Allison was in the righ when he refused absolutely to counten , ance the senate's action. , SITUATION. President MoKinley is preparing an ultimatum that will be cabled to Spain today, giving 24 hours in which to com ply with the resolutions of congress At the end ofthat time active opera tions will be begun against Havana If Spain does pot at the last momen back down war will begin the test o the week. It is not expected tba In will pejinguisb, Cuba without a Along war, however, is not .palpated by anybody, '' -The resolutions as finally adopted bj ^congress and signed by the president ore the same as the senate resolutions glm in, another column except tba 4w the flrit resolution the clause rswg r$pubj|i Woftbsi Congress sftt tip until 2 o'clock in the iflofnlng yesterday fighting ove* "are, and." The senate resolution read, alter the Clause recognizing the insurgent jrovernment was stricken out, as ollows: first, That the people of the island of Cuba (ARE, AND) of right ought to be free and Independent. The house agreed io it with "are, and" left but. On that the battle waged, At last the two little words were left in, but it was well along towards sunrise after a belligerent night. What difference it makes whether we declare Cuba now free or declare that it ought to be free is dif Hcult to discover at this distance. national guard organization in not rec- igntzed in war, it will hot survive in reace. The guards aria organized and fc trim to fight. They should have all he honors their previous service entitles them to. THE LAW IS PLAIN. The Spirit Lake Beacon says: In discussing assessment details THE UP PBB DKS MOINES submits the query: "Shal! a big house in Algona be assessed at what it cost or what it will sell for, or at the average market value!" The code says: "All property subject to taxation shall be valuer at its actual value * * * in the market in the ordinary course of trade," the taxable value being 25 per cent, of this amount It would be difficult to make the matter clearer. THE UPPER DBS MOINES was dis cussing the theory of taxation and the justness of it rather than the law. The assertion that the owners of smal properties pay disproportionate taxesis so common that it is accepted withou question. It has no warrant in the law because as the law reads the owners o big homes in Algona pay on a higher proportionate valuation than the own ers of small homes do. But the as sumption is that both in law and equitj big homes should be assessed at al they have cost. THE UPPER DBS MOINES was bringing this point clear); to view to the end that the publi might see how unreasonable and un warranted lots of assertions about tax payers are. SOME of the papers of the state pre tend to find valid objections to the amendment to the constitution to b voted on this fall giving each county a member in the legislature. The onl valid objection THE UPPER DES MOINES can find is that it was not in corporated in the original constitution of the state. It comes too late to ac complish what by right should have been accomplished. Where is thera any warrant for the idea that a body having to do with th territory of the state should be chosen with reference only to the population of it, especially when the population i congregated in one section? Nearly every public institution of Iowa locatei in the early days is poorly located be cause the population happened to be i the southeast corner and because terri tory had n9 consideration. It is possi ble that injustice might have tempo rarily resulted had territorial consid orations too much overbalanced consid erations of settlement. Butinonegen eration the wisdom and justice of basin, representation on territory wouli have demonstrated itself. The onl institution properly located in Iowa i early days was the state capitol an capitols have always been placed cen trally to territory instead of to popula tion. The senate of the United State is chosen essentially as to territory, an wisely. But for that one provision c the fathers, put in as a compromise the west and western interests woulc dozens of times have been absolute! ignored in national legislation. Th Whelan amendment is right and shoul be. voted unanimously. The onl, trouble is it comes too late. THOSE who criticise President Mo Kinley's message should remembe that it was written to be read abroa as well as at home. A lengthy review of all the historical aspects of the pres ent crisis may seem wearisome to us but it is as important in presenting ou case to the world as the preliminary pleadings in a law suit. A short snappy, defiant proclamation migh have aroused great enthusiasm here But how would it have been accepte by other nations which have posses sions on this side of the Atlantic, jus as Spain has, and who are naturallj jealous of our Monroe doctrine? i jingo declaration would have addei nothing to our fighting efficiency whe war comes, while it might easily hav brought one or half a dozen nations tc Spain's aid. Foreigners attach grea importance |o the declarations of th chief executive. They are aooustomei to regard him as tba official represent atlve of the nation. They will pass by the mpst abusive language and resplv tions pi congress so long as the pree: dent is cautious, deliberate/and cpnoii' fttp-py,'„ Pi'seWeiijt Sp&Js any Cther candidate before thectmgfcssskm. Thefcatnt* of several estt- HEWS AND OOkMENT, The Emmetsbufg Democrat says! TAB UPPER DBS MOISTBS credits Senator Funk with an ambition for governor." THE UPPER DBS MOINBS has no recollection of any such crediting. However, Senator Funk would make an ideal governor. How would he be as Gov, Larrabee's successor on the board of control in two years! The Dubuque Telegraph passes judgment on the Kossuth dog case: "Viewed from the standpoint of experience neither decision is wholly right. Some dogs are useful and therefore valuable; others are useless and a nuisance. Whether or not a mable gentlemen have been used in this connection, bat we have teftsitt to believe that ftuch use has been without their consent. Mr. DolUter, like other congressmen* has experienced perplexity in many cases where ont of several worthy candidates tdt a postofflce he was obliged to select one. in most cases, however, the disappointed ones have accepted the result with consideration and good sense. The name of Jonathan P. Dolliver will go before the next republican congressional convention, and doubtless be seconded by every county in the district. W. M. McFarland's gold mine in Alaska promises better than any t Instead of going for the Klondike country he will go by boat to St. Michaels, thence proceed on through tiehrinR straits into the Artie ocean and on to Cape. Llsbourne. He will stop at the mission at Cape Prince of Wales, Ibouse Cuban IResolutfon. Following is the resolution passed by the national house of representatives on Wednesday last. The vote by which it carried stood 322 to 19 : Resolved^ That the president is hereby authorized and directed to intervene at once to stop the war in Cuba to the end and for the purpose of securing permanent peace and order there, and establishing, by the free action of the people there, of a stable and independent government in their own island of Cuba; and the president is hereby authorized and empowered to use the land and naval forces of the United States to execute the purpose of this resolution. dog is property worthy of protection, or a nuisance deserving extermination, depends on the kind of a dog he is." The Des Moines Capital is to have a home of its own. Lafe Young has bought lots and will build a two-story brick, 30x80 feet. No paper in the state has Improved more than the Capital under his management. May its prosperity continue. The Storm Lake Enterprise is urging the adoption of the primary system by the republicans of Buena Vista county. The but will enter Alaska from Cape Lisbourne He will follow the lead of a prospector wh claims that he took 83,000 worth of gold from a piece of ground four feet square. The Spaniards will know more abou the United States after a few weeks. Congressman Dolliver was inter viewed by the Chicago Tribune Monday while the deadlock was on. He said: "A to whether the Cuban republic shall be rec ognized before or after the intervention o Senate Cuban IResolution, Following is the resolution passed by the senate late last Saturday night, after much debate : 1 WHEREAS, The abhorrent conditions /which have existed for more than three years in the island of Cuba, so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Christian civilization, culminating, as they have, in the destruction' of a United States battleship with 266 of its officers and crew, while on a. friendly visit in the harbor of Havana, and cannot longer be endured, as has been set forth by the president of the United States in his message to congress of April 11, 1898, upon which the action of congress was invited ; therefore, % Resolved, By the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled : First. That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent, and that the government of the United States hereby recognizes the republic of Cuba as the true and lawful government of that island. Second. That it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the government of the United States does hereby demand, that the government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. Third. That the president of the United States be and he is hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several states to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect. Fourth. That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over the said island, except for the pacification thereof ; and asserts its determination, when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the island to its people. Sao Sun says: There is no question that a fair trial of the primary system makes sure its permanent use. Sao county republicans could not be induced to return to the old convention plan of nominating county officers. The primary system enables every republican voter to have a voice and reduces to the minimum the power ' of aspiring political manipulators, Under the new law" it will be practicable to shut out democratic voters at republican primary elections, while they may sUU participate unmolested at PWCUB68. Phil. Sohaller is out for congress in the Eleventh, also Jesse Cole, Methodist presiding eldw. All of whiQb brings to the attention pf the republicans that Gap. P. Perkins has been a strong wan on delegation. a* , pan pjjss§ri|?ittoewt patting the leas %^Wti$^ 9 >Jto$ ;$gw able a u4i^ylupimd qu]t &lktpg about W ' the United States is in my judgment imma terial, and there is no excuse for congres stating our case in a way that is objection able to senators on both sides of the cham her as well as to the president." The Iowa Palls Sentinel says: Ther are well defined rumors afloat over in th Tenth district to the effect that J. P. Dolll ver'e democratic competitor In the race fo congress next fall will be one Horace Man of Algona. Mr. Mann is a good man re gardless of the number of letters in his sur name, but he can't beat Jonathan. If Horace Mann Is the democrat! nominee fpr congress he will be the thin Kpssuth has pitted against Dolliver. Dr McCoy wd j. j. py§n have both been now m hat bought lots for ft two-front brick jlock ifi Armstrong. Demster Ranks, eon of Algona'e old- ime preacher, is manager of a big lock farm near Chicago. The new Parley block is under way at Whlttetuore. He will build three ronts before he gets done. The Beacon says the Hotel Orleans and Arnold's Park will be open this season as usual, all reports to the con- fary notwithstanding. Judge Carr's Klondike company has withdrawn the sale of its stock from the market. The Democrat says Emmets jurg had many purchasers. Bfetner county, Iowa, produced last , ear $2 worth of butter for each acre of the county, counting out the highways, streams, railroads, cities and so on. Horseless carriages will be a fixture n Chicago after May 1. They will operate regularly from the Dearborn street station of the Sante Feand other roads. A car load of trout for Spirit Lake passed through Emmetsburg Saturday ifternoon.' This is the second car that bas been put into Spirit Lake this spring. Low water still prevails in the Dickinson county lakes. The Spirit Lake Beacon wants more moisture. Thus far it has been exceptionally dry this spring. Dr. Clack, the well known fast horse man of Clear Lake, is son of a Baptist preacher. The old gentleman was out an a visit last week and occupied the pulpit. Charlie Bicknell, son of A. D. Bicknell of Humboldt, has been chosen official stenographer of the new state board of control. He is one of the best in the state. The Emmetsburg Reporter says Algona now has two fine school buildings, but the increase of the. school population has been such as to demand a ne.w school house. Emraetsburg Democrat: Will Sterz- back was over from Algona several days last week and visited at the home of Pat. Nolan. He spent most of the winter at Hot Springs, but he is still badly crippled. Emmetsburg Tribune: Algona officials have notified the draymen of that town that they must not haul any beer or liquor from the depots as it is contrary to law. Wondfer which Algona intends to hurt, Emmetsburg or Milwaukee? A committee from the board of supervisors of Webster county has been traveling over Iowa investigating county hospitals for the care of incurable insane. After thorough investigation the committee reports favorably on Webster building a county asylum, and the matter will probably be submitted at the next election. Spencer Reporter: A trio of bachelor gentlemen composed of T. F. Ingham, A. O. Russell and F. A. Matthews have, rented a cottage on Sixth street, are furnishing the same and expect to move in the near future. We can recommend the neighborhood and congratulate these gentleman on their selection. We speak with authority—residing just across the corner. Rolfe Reville: The shores of that picturesque baffalo-wallow generally known under the alias of Lost Island lake are to be beautified with a new hotel. It is a good "graft," for the wallow is a popular Sunday hang-out. Elevating ball games, exciting boat races, striped tents; and that which made Milwaukee famous make a bobtail flush it is hard to beat. Why do we send missionaries to darkest Africa? Webster City Tribune: Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. Bert Payne of Burt, Iowa, and Miss Edna Tatham of Woolstock. The ceremony will be performed at the residence of the bride's parents on Wednesday, April 20, by Rev. Jones. Miss Tatham is a sister-in-law of J. A. Clifton of this city, and one of the bright youngladies of her neighborhood. The groom to be is one of the promising young men of Burt and is well spoken of by his friends. ' SENATOB FUNE. Iowa Falls Sentinel: The Hon. A. B. Funk is by no meansa"noisy member," but from his first appearance in the senate chamber until the close of the last session of the legislature his potent influence has been felt in that body, and during most of the time he has been a recognized leader in the upper house, There ought to be a place higher up for the gentleman from Dickinson, and we believe that there is, Carroll Herald: Senator Funk has returned to Spirit Lake and is again at work on his newspaper, the Beacon. He has been Senator for 12 years, but he finds no trouble in going home from a session of the legislature and settling down to the work of a country editor, just as he did before his course was interrupted with legislative work. One thing about A. B. Funk, he never got the swell head because of the success^ he has made as a member of the senate. He remained close to the people and to his own life work, His career at the state capital did not unfit him for the work he is engaged in, and he never thought that a man of his size could not find a field of usefulness where he labored when his experience was limited and he knew less of public business. The Beacon is still as interesting as ever. THE MONTH'S The warlike conditions of the time give poignant and impressive interest to Secretary Olney's statesmanlike paper in the May Atlantic on the International Isolation of the United States and his well- weighed suggestion that the time is coming when this policy should be abandoned ana wesfaouldno longer hold ourselves sl ancl Stand alp^e in the family pf nations. PRESBYTERIANS AT Bl0 MEETIM THfiBS LAST? Sinclair Goes to ifc-w shl?e-Kcy. Buchanan to Leave Hlgona-Other Burt entertained the Presbyterians last week, the Fo^t Dodge assdciatlda met there, a large number of ministers and elders being present. County Attorney and Mrs. Raymond, W. Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Williamson ac» companled ftev. Buchanan from Algona. Among the special addresses was one on the saloon from an economic standpoint , by L. S. Coffin of Fort Dodge. Mr. Coffin availed himself of the use of several charts to illustrate to the eye the annual loss and actual cost to the state for the care and support of criminals, paupers and insane that is entirely due to the blighting curse of the saloon. Harvey Hosteller, president of Buena Vista college, was present. He is putting forth a special effort to raise the funds needed for the purchase of the two dormitories that were built at a cost of $8,600 at the time of the erection of the college building in 1891. The friends of the college who built them agree to give .$3,000 and the board of aid in Chicago agree to give the same amount if the other citizens of Storm Lake and vicinity aided by the friends of the institution in the two Presy- teries of Fort Dodge and Sioux City contribute the remaining $3,600. On hearing this statement Hon. L. S. Coffin agreed to give the last $100 needed to accomplish this excellent result. An adjourned session will be held at Rockwell City, May 3. Rev. Sinclair's Departure. Although not expected Rev. Sinclair returned to Algona and occupied his- pulpit Sunday. He expects to get his household goods packed so as to leave Algona Friday. He may, however, be persuaded to remain and preach a farewell sermon Sunday. His new location is Farmingham, a town of 3,000 people in New Hampshire. He gets $1,100 and parsonage, which is a material inr crease in salary. The church here adopted very eulogistic i resolutions Sunday, expressing its appreciation of his labors in Algona. Rev. Buchanan Leaves AJgona. Rev. Buchanan has tendered his' resignation to the Algona Presbyterian society. Sunday he preached in George. The Algona pulpit was occupied by Rev. Ollerenshaw of Illinois, who may remain. He is an Englishman and a very able man. If he remains the Presbyterians will proceed to build their new church at once. AU ftblerbodted men between, 18 and 4§ year* Qf age who are willing to join Company Fi,a front are raqr I4eut. Jas. f, it is ordered to the, to register witto Evangelicals at LuVerne. The conference of the Evangelical church at AcUley last week voted to meet in LuVerne next year, the second Thursday in April. The Iowa confer- ance is composed of 80 preachers. Lu- Verne has the only society in these parts. Looking for a Preacher. The Congregational church met Sunday to take steps towards securing a successor to Rev, Sinclair. At , the meeting the following committee was appointed whose duty it shall be to invite candidates to visit Algona and to report a selection to the church for approval: C. B. Hutohins,. N. Spencer, Mrs. F. D. Calkins. Mrs. D. T. Smith and Mrs. C. A. Ingham. Rev. Sinclair's time will be up May 1. It is said that Rev. Otis, who conducted special meetings last winter, would like to come here. Notes. Mr. J. B. Clapp, Presbyterian evangelist and son-in-law of Thos. Robison of Algona, will have a big tent this summer to work in. The Fort Dodge Presbytery voted it. Rev. W. B. Greenshields, wishing to spend three months of the coming summer on his native heath in Scotland, has made request that the pastoral relation between him and the Presbyterian church of Burt be dissolved to take effect June 1,1898. The request was granted. THE BBITT-GABNEB WAE. Spain and Cuba Cut No Figure Beside the County Seat Contest In Hancock. Last week Garner had a long array of legal opinions to the effect that it could extend the city incorporation so as to take in Concord, the present county seat. Brjtt this week has a long array of legal opinions 'to the effect that it cannot. Concord is a belated little village a mile from Garner, If Garner can incorporate Concord the the court house can be 'relocated by the supervisors anywhere in its limits. If it cannot then the county must vote on relocation. ""- present, There the battle wages at Weekly Crop Report, The past week was generally favorable for progress in farm work, and for f rpwth of crops. The first half was coQl but the excess of temperature of the last half brought the average above normal. Showers on the 12th and 18th were quite well distributed, the larger measurements befng reported in the eastern districts. The high temperature the latter part of the week devel» oped fine showers on the J6th and 17th, living the central an d western dis' mots a considerable amount of moisture, Seeding is completed, except in localities where the wort? was retarded, by heavy rains, In the larger part pf the state spring wheat, oats, and bar? ley are coming up in fine condition and the work of preparing the ground lo? plan tieg porn i$-well advanced. With waym weather planting will b« men,ce& be/ore th^ close pf April, is waking a fine start, and repou,^. t.Rftt pastures will afford sunnort, earlier than. ^$£ ?h.™ 8f winter wjjet' ' early reports. «M» P«ep°Jte for

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