The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 18, 1898 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 18, 1898
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THE OTPEK DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1896. THfRTT-SBCOND tEAK. BY JtNQHAM A WARREN^ The Waif Revenue Bill. Congress seems likely to spend some time in arranging to pay for the war. The house of representatives promptly passed a measure providing for an issue of $500,000,000 three per cent bonds, in addition to new internal reve toue taxes. The senate finance committee, a majority free silver men, has struck out the bond feature entirely and reported in favor of issuing green hacks, coining the silver seigniorage and taxing corporations. Senator Al lison, for the republican minority of the committee, reports for a bond issue but on different terms than those pro posed by the house. The senate measure provides that the treasury shall borrow first $100,000,000 at three per . cent., and issue certificates payable in a year, before it can issue bonds at all Then it may issue $300,000,000 three per cent, bonds in denominations of $25 or over, the bidders for the smallei bonds to bo first considered. A great many changes are made by the senate committee in the schedule of special taxes proposed by the house and Whatever the senate does, a pro longed contest in conference committees is possible, while the senate wil undoubtedly hold a protracted debate over the general issue between bonds and greenbacks. The silver or green back supporters are in a majority in the senate. Philippine Complications. The possible disposition of the Phil ippine Islands as the outcome of thi present war is a matter of vastly mor< importance to the political world than what becomes of Cuba and Porto Rico The Philippines are at the storm cen ter of European foreign complications They are a strategic point of great im portance to England, Russia, Germany and Japan. In case China is divided as all these nations believe it will be the possession of the Philippine might be the controlling factor. Eacl of these nations has already put ( it fleet near by, England alone'having more ships about Manila than th United States has in its entire navy. England seems to favor the Unite< States holding the islands permanent ly. This would doubtless be satisfac tory to all the nations. But the Unite' States has no experience in colonia government, is by history and princi pie opposed to such territorial exten sion, and would become at once in volved in all future European quarrels Still the long discussed negotiation for Hawaii have fitted the public min in this country to at least seriousli consider a new departure in our nation al policy, and a United States colonj is a possible outcome. It seems to be conceded on all side that the islands will never again be long to Spain. The same reason ex ists for taking the Philippines awaj from Spain that exists, for taking Cuba now that war is begun. The Spanish government of the Philippines ha been like that of Cuba, a long recorc of misrule. Moreover the United States can hold or sell the Philippines as indemnity for the cost of the war. It has been suggested that in the end we shall sell the islands to England, England has developed her colonial system to the point of perfection. Ua der English rule the islands would be insured a firm, libaral, and economical government. The sale would net us all the war will cost. England has with no apparent mercenary motives been our sole supporter among the European nations, and such an outcome would be a friendly recognition. But the moment a sale to England or any European nation is proposed it will be received with great hostility by all the rest. No one can foretell the complications that are going to arise before we final ly dispose of the splendid capture of Dewey's fleet. Cuba was arranged foi in advance and will be free and independent. Porto Rico is little but a coaling station at best. But whether we hold the Philippines, try to make them free, or sell them to pay the cost of the war, United States diplomacy will be put to a severe test. The Phil- ipines present the real problem of the war. In This Judicial District, The Pocahontas Record says: » Attorney Morling of Emmetsburg was in town on Tuesday looking up his chances for the judgeship. He desires to succeed judge Quarton, but If reports are true he did not receive very much encouragement. Judge Quartoa'B record has been exceptionally good and our people feel that he is entitled to another term if he desires it." The rumor that Attorney Morling would be a candidate for Judge Quarton's place is thus confirmed, and will doubtless be followed by the announcement of Barney KelJey'e candidacy, he having decided to be a candidate from Palo Alto if Mr, Morling }e. Both Mr. J&orling and Mr. Kelley are able lawyers and would mafce acceptable judges, but;, as the Record euggeBts, their can- seems to be ilHiJaed. Judge has bee» P» the bench one jerjn, bis yejpovd in t&e supremo court as good as any lawyer l« tb^e district malke, titled to a second term without contest. We do not believe th& district will eon- lider & one-term policy wise, fair to our udges, or in the interests of a wise administration of the law. .NEWS ANDOOMMEHT. Bishop Perry, long-time head of the Episcopalian church in Iowa, died Friday n Dubuque. He has been in Algona on several occasions. He was one of the best known of American bishops. So long as the government holds itself to redeem greenback's in gold it is poor policy to increase the volume of green- jacks. And so long as it holds itself to in effect redeem silver in gold it Is poor policy to coin any more silver. Issuing bonds is bad enough, but it Is cheaper to pay interest than to arrange for business uncertainty and panic. This country has all the money afloat redeemable In gold than It lias gold to redeem, and much more. In has been down from Algona visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Norton. Algona parties are preparing plans for a water works system for Graettinger. Emmetsburg Tribune: Miss Wallace of Algona has taken a position in the Gowans dry goods store, The annual Methodist conference this year meets at Emmetsburg, Sept. 21, Bishop Vincent in charge. J. W. Geiger, of church trial fame, lectures at Emmetsburg Friday evening. He is an entertaining talker. Jay Hodgman is distributing literature in the Hancock county seat fight. Jay takes a deep interest in the matter. Emmetsburg .Democrat: A gentleman living southeast of Algona will, it is said, put in a stock of general merchandise in J. P. Wagner's building at Mallard. Mason City Republican: The Misses Mae and Birdie Hotelling spent Sun THE WEEK'S WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. T HE past week has been marked by a few desultory skirmishes between United States small boats and Cuban fortifications, by the approach of the Spanish fleet, and by preparations to move the state troops. The United States torpedo boat Winslow was badly damaged last Wednesday at Cardenas, and five Americans were killed, Ensign Bagley among them. A bloody fight occurred at Cienfuegos Saturday. Our troops cut tho cable, and while so engaged one seaman was killed and six were badly wounded. Dewey holds Manila harbor, and will take the town as soon us troops arrive to occupy it. The Nebraska national guards go to San Francisco to embark for the Philippines. The Iowa troops all go south. The Spanish fleet arrived at Martinique, 500 miles southeast of Cuba, Sunday. It was seen along the Venezuelan coast Monday. Samson and the American fleet started south at once, and Schley left Hampton Roads with the flying squadron to join him. There is no news this morning of either fleet in southern waters. A decisive battle is expected any hour. The navy department is giving out no information. The Second regiment at Des Moines is about ready to move. The Fourth will be equipped this week. At present our boys are ticketed for Chickamauga. the present emergency congress should issue bonds, but it should provide for indem nity from Spain or for war taxes to paj every bond so issued. No permanent bond ed debt should be incurred. It is rumored that Gov. Larrabee wil soon resign from the board of control ot account of poor health. The best man ii Iowa to succeed him is Senator Funk. Prof. Norton of Harvard college ha made himself notorious by tho following bilious opinion of the American people "There are very few real gentlemen in th United States. Tho Americans are 70,000, OOOJgood natured people, gifted with a fata optimism, with no serious thought of an of the grave duties of life; living on in happy-go-lucky fashion, sure that every thing will come out right in the end. Thej have no fine sense of honor; they canno distinguish between what is honest and what is dishonest. I feel with Sir Horace Walpole that I could be proud of my couu try if it were not for my countrymen." Ii the old days people took blue mass whei they felt like that. John T. Morse in the May Atlantic Monthly gives a full account of the Zola trial in France, and tells the story of the Dreyfus affair. It is the best and uios complete review that has appeared. It is rumored that Frank P. Clark, son is to become editorial writer on the State Register. Frank has all the vigor of the Clarkson blood and is going to make his mark in Iowa journalism. He has a great opportunity and that he will prove equal to it no one who knows him wil doubt. Lafe Young is off to see the storming of Havana. He will furnish the Capita: with authentic and lively descriptions of the war. The "silver seigniorage" is about $45,000,000 of silver in the treasury which is not in any way pledged to redeem any paper money now outstanding. It has never been coined. Nominally it is the profit the government has made by buying silver at its market value and coining it at 16 to 1. Actually it is part of the deficit ;he government has acquired, because our silver is not worth now what it was when t was bought. Jas. G. Elaine said the United States should annex trade instead of annexing lOrrltory. Senator Allison in a speech Monday estimated the cost of the war from now untilJuly, 1899, at $879,000,000, not taking qto account any possible emergency expenses. The war has already cost $100,000,000. The boys at Des Moiues are to be paid in gold so their money will be good wherever hey go, if they have any left. It costs owa $40,000 to pay them off while in Des Moiues. Attorney General Remley holds that the soldiers came to DOB Moines to enlist u Jnlted States volunteers, and therefore are mtitled to United States volunteer wages. Gov. Shaw acted on his opinion. Cyrenus Cole now has a whole editor- al page to himself on the Cedar Rapids lepubliean, and he fills it full of good water. II THIS KEIQHBOBJBOOP, Arnold's Park will be open to visit- re In, May. W. B, Blunders has shipped from Bolfe the part few njonfts 8QP tO»9 Ol Hjjfflj>,tan. Recover; Mrs, 1- day in this city visiting friends and relatives. They are now teachers in the Algona schools. Clear Lake Mirror: Dr. Colby went west this morning to visit patients in Wesley and Algona. From Algona she goes to Des Moines to attend the meeting of State Medical society. Peter Hatterscheid's relatives in Germany have written to him in Corwith expressing fear that this countrj is in danger of an Indian raid. They want him to get away and gojto Germany. J. C. Baker went up to Burt Mondaj to adjust a tornado loss. Mr. Bakei tells the Emmetsburg Tribune that he has settled losses resulting from the cy clone of Saturday, April SO, aggregat ing $7,500, and will have to adjust up wards of $3,000 more before all policj holders in his company who lost in tha fearful storm are indemnified. OONGBESSIONAL OONVENTION. Meeting Likely to be Held In June or July. The congressional committee of the Tenth district consists of A. J. Barclay Boone county; S. G. Crawford, Calhoun J. B. Hungorford, Carroll; L. M. Shaw Crawford; J. A. Reagan, Emmet; C. J Martin, Greene; Win. Anderson, Ham ilton; C. F. Foreman, Hancock; R. J Johnston, Humboldl; G. W. Hanna Kossuth; H. Keller, Palo Alto; Geo. E Roberts, Webster; G. S. Gilbertson Winnebago. The Webster City Free man says in connection with the con gressional convention: The question o. the time and place of holding- the republican congressional convention in the Tenth district is now being generally considered, and the sentiment as far as expressed seems to be in favor ol a midsummer convention—say in June or July. As there will be no opposi tion in his own party to Mr. Dolliver'b renominatien, a convention is only necessary this year to ratify the will of his republican constituents, and the time and place of holding it is not so essential as they might be under different circumstances. THE LOTTS GREEK TOBNADO LOSS T, II. Conner Assesses the Damage on the Ijiitheraii Church. T. H. Conner was in Lotts Creek last week to represent the State Tornado Insurance company, which had an $1 800 policy on the church and bell. He assessed the loss at $2,475, and the com pany paid the full insurance. The school house and parsonage were in sured in the county mutual. BUBT'S NEW BANK BUILDING. J. M, Cowan Gets the Contract—A Handsome UulldlUK. J. M. Cowan gets the contract to build the new Burt bank building at $2,500, It is to be 25x45 feet, one story high, and will be a beauty, as the price indicates. T. H. Connor drew the plans, It will be built at once. STOLE A SAOK OF FLOUB, A Very Serious Offense for These Days Committed lit Portland. One of the Giles boys in Portland purloined a sack of flour from his neighbor, Treynor. A sack of Hour isj not an insignificant item these days, and Treynor had Giles brought before Judge JRod Jain. 'Squire Raymond prosecuted Monday and Giles was fined BJ5 and costs, which he will work out. Very I.o'vv .Kates to Kuporvilie, JJJ., Via the Northwestern Hue, on account of the annual meeting of Geranan Baptists (Dunkards), to be held May 20 to June 2. For dates pf sale and return apply to, agents, Chicago <& GET REGULAR ARMY PAY, 80LDIEE8 HAVE $15.60 A MONTH, Col. Clarke at the Cedar Rapids Soldiers Banquet—General War Notes of the Week. [Sqecial Correspondence.] The past week in Camp McKinley has been a very quiet one. It has rained most of the time. The physical examination of the Fourth has been going on and what excitement iscaused by that is about the only thing to break the monotony of camp life. There are a few more sick in the hospital this week than last on account of the damp weather, but no one is there from Company F. There were but very few excursionists here Sunday. The mustering of the Second regiment, or rather the "Fiftieth," commenced Monday and as soon as they are mustered the Fourth or "Fifty-second" will receive all the attention of the regular army officers. The latest reports are to the effect that three of the Iowa regiments will be moved at once toChickamauga park. The other regiment will go to Tampa, Florida, We don't know which place we will go,but probably toChickamauga. The government stores with which we are to be lilted out have been arriving for the past week and will be issued to each company as soon as mustered in. Following is the list of non-commissioned officers of Company F, Fourth 'Ogiment according to the appointments made Tuesday: First sergeant, A. E. Daugherty. Quartermaster sergeant, Hoy Carpenter. First duty sergeant, M. J. Walsh. Second duty sergeant, Chas. Tavlor. Third duty sergeant, E. B. Tuttle. Fourth duty sergeant, Chas. A. Cohetiour. First corporal, M. N. Peterson. Second corporal, Geo. Spongberg. Third corporal, Clarence Yetter. Fourth corporal, Ray Wartman. Fiftli corporal, W. A. Salisbury. Sixth corporal, Roy Alcorn. Artificer, Geo. H. Brooks. Wagoner, J. 11. Larson. NOTES. Mark Boyle camo down and joined Saturday. Chief Cook Tellier has left us as he was unable to enlist on account of his age. We will miss not only his good cooking, but his gentle voice shouting, "Sergeant Tuttle, dinner is ready." Col. Cooke held an examination Saturday night to fill the non-commissioned offices in our company. Twenty two men took the examination for eight places. The regular army surgeon, who is holding the physical examination, said that Milo V. Chapin of our company was the best built man he had examined here. J. W. Sullivan's smiling face was welcomed around the barns hero Sunday. Company F only lost two men by the examination, which is the best record made by any company yet. A case of eggs received from the W. R. C. of Algona were a treat to the boys. JAY E. RANDALL. bombarded, exclaimed: "Gee, is that so? Well, then I must hurry home and get my family to a place of safety. I lire at Buck Grove, not over five miles away." Wnr Notes. It costs $25,000,000 a month now to larry on the war, nearly a million a day. It costs the United States $1,500 a shot for each of the big guns on the [dwa. It is said that the biggest cannon will only fire 80 shots. Then they are warped and have to be melted down. Al. Adams: Col. Cooke is a good soldier and knows the soldier's duties. It will be well for Company F if he can stay with it all the while it is out. The Webster City Freeman notes the sending home of an Algona soldier for giving whisky to a boy and says it shows how worthily our officers wear their shoulder straps. Armstrong Journal: Some of the Al- Hegular Army Gov. Shaw rules that the boye a Camp McKinley, instead of getting national guard pay before being mustered into the United States service, will on ly bo entitled to the regular army wages. The national guards get $1.50 a day, and it had been assumed tha that would be the rate while the boys were in Des Moines as national guards The pay of the regulars, as figured ou' by the Register, is $15.60 a month foi privates, $18 for corporals, $21.60 foi sergeants, $116.67 and $125 for lieuten ants, $150 for captains. Some disap pointment is felt. _ Col. Clarke's Patriotic Utterances Judge Hubbard and Col. Chas. A Clarke gave a banquet at Des Moines to the Cedar Rapids boys. Col. Clarke was toastmaster and in the course o. his remarks he said that he wanted to impress on the young soldiers that they represented humanity and civilization in this struggle. Spain is the Turkey of the western contingent. Her atroci ties in Cuba are not surpassed by the atrocity of the Turk in Armenia. And barbarity of the Turkish and Spanish kind must cease. With the proposition that Turkey must get out of Europe we have little concern now. Bu with the proposition that Spain mus' got off the soil of the American conti nent we have to do, mid will soon give the powers an illustration of the way in which they may end the rule of the befezzed butcher. _ Had a Good Walk. Guy Farley and Jim Dutcher o Whittemore went to Des Moines lasi Sunday and had a big time. When they started for home, the Champion says, they were tired and wanted to sleep, so the conductor was requested to wake them at Algona, to which he agreed. He forgot hia part of it til' Burt was reached, but he told them the walking was first rate back to Algona. They didn't feel very good nutured about it, but made the host of a bad job and walked back to Algona, where they got their rig and and arrived home about 8 o'clock the next morning Substantial Endorsement. H. C. Shadbolt in a few hours last Thursday succeeded in raising a purse of $115 in EmmetsburgJ for the hoys of Company K and turned it over to Captain Saunders, who in turn gave it to the purser of the company iu oamp. Chaplain For the Jfourtn. Rev. E. S. Johnson of Mapleton will attend the Fourth regiment. He is a fighting Methodist and an Englishman. He is secretary of the northwestern conference, and, Rev. Day says, just the man for the place. The coming conference will have a lively tiwe electing a new secretary. What's *»» a Crawford county has a town called anJIij. A resident of the county, when he fceard that Manila bad been TO BE A MODERN EDIFICE, DETAILS OF NEW M, E. OHUBOE, Will Cost $18,OOO to $20,OOO, ana Will Be Pushed to an Early Completion. Interest in the new Methodist church justifies a description of the new edifice in detail to UPPER DES MOINES readers. The fine location one block south of State street on Nebraska is pronounced by all to be at once the most convenient and sightly in the city and is in evidence as proof of the careful and wise management the enterprise is receiving. The building as proposed by the architect, Wesley Arnold, A. M., of Chicago, is to cost $18,000 to Proposed New Methodist Church. Designed by Wesley Arnold, A. M., of Chicago. bloods are getting sporty arid will Imitate their New York cousins and have a yacht. It will sail up and down the mill pond. Now if they are as patriotic as their millionaire cousins in the east they will tender it to Uncle Sam for use in the war with Spain. The Forest City Summit refers to Capt. Cooke's sending home Company F's whisky drinker and says: " It is particularly gratifying to read of the morality which prevails at Camp McKinley. No mother need worry about her boys while the moral tone of the camp is kept up to its present standard." JUDGE THOMAS ENDOBSED. Tlio Kossutli Bar Association Commends Ills Candidacy lor Congress. The Kossuth County Bar association at a recent meeting adopted resolutions commending Judge Thomas' candidacy for congress in the Eleventh, and requesting him, in case of his nomination, to fill out his terms of court during the fall, prior to election. The following letter was received in reply: STOIIM LAKE.—S. E. McMahon, Esq., Secretary of the Bar Association of Kossuth County, Iowa—Dear Sir: Your favor of May 5 enclosing resolutions of the bar association of Kossuth county is received, and in answer thereto I beg to assure you of my appreciation of the cordial manifestation of good will expressed in these resolutions, and as a further acknowledgment on my part, I will ask you to convey to the members of the association, my sincere thanks for their interest and good wishes shown me as a candidate for the republican nomination for representative in congress in the Eleventh district of Iowa, and say to them that in case I shall be favored with a nomination, their request, as embodied in said resolution, will received due consideration. Very respectfully yours, LOT THOMAS. BAILROADS IN SIGHT A New Koad to Burt or Bancroft From Garner—Tlie Uelmoud Extension, Also. One outcome of the county seat row in Hancock is a new railway company that proposes to build from Garner up into Kossuth. The Britt people ridicule it, but the Garner Signal says: As to Kossuth county, just keep your weather eye towards the northwest for a few days and see how readily the people of Burt are to assist the C. R. G. & N. Ry. Co. If it will suit you better the line might go to Bancroft. It is a go Thomas, court house or no court house; and you can bid good bye to your long hoped for C. I. & D. extension. The Belmond branch will be extended to Algona via Corwlth, which will be another dose of ipecac for poor old Britt, The Week's Crop Report. Unseasonably cool weather prevailed during the past week in the larger part of the state, with considerable cloudiness. Light.frosts are reported, but no damage resulted to vegetation, except checking it growth. The rainfall was ample in all parts of the state, with some excess in the southeast district, where dry weather is greatly needed. In the larger part of tho state, however, the weather canditions were favorable for field work, and for the growth of wheat, oats, barley and grass. Except in the extreme southeastern counties corn planting has been vigorously pushed, and in portions of the central and northern districts it is nearing completion. The soil is generally in first-class condition for reception of the seed, and the well distributed rainfall of the 14th was timely and beneficial. The coming week will probably bring this worn to u pruotlcul completion. Very Jjow Kutea to Denver, Col., Via the Northwestern lino. Exouralon tickets will be sold at greatly reduced rates June, 2, 4, and 5, limited to return June 12 to July 0 inclusive, Apply to ago ri la Chicago & Northwestern railway. ; 012 THE sale of excursion tickets to Clear over the Milwaukee line will bo resumed on May 1. Tickets may bo sold every day up to and including Sept. HO, 1898, to Clem-Lake uncl return at one and one-third fare, Return coupon will be good 30 duyu from date of 8tile.-7t4 $20,000, and it is hoped to let the contract on the first opening of bids, which will be May 23. The material is Sioux Falls granite, of which a number of churches have been built, always making a handsome building. The extreme dimensions of the church are 84x1 19i feet and the edifice will be placed 20 feet from the south lot line, 28 from the alley, while the front wall will be eight feet from the line and the rear wall 4i feet. The general arrangement may be described as a double church. The auditorium or main building, and the chapel or Sunday school and social department will all be under one massive roof, supported mainly by a heavy steel truss and covered with slate with copper and galvanized iron cornice. The building will face west, and the main tower entrance will be on the southwest corner. This tower opens into two lobbies, one on the west and • the other on the south, running as indicated in the illustration, and opening into the auditorium which is to be 60x60 feet. The south lobby also connects with the rear or east tower, and thus avoids any possible congestion in an exit of the congregation, when the church is crowded on special occasions. The round tower on the northwest haa a very handsome appearance on the exterior and is a part of the auditorium, to the beauty of the interior of which it adds a very happy effect. The entrances from the lobbies to the auditorium are immediately under the large windows shown just above the lobbies, which are one story in height. The auditorium is 60x60 and is finished octagomilly. The floor falls '22 inches and is adjusted perfectly to the elevation of the pulpit. The interior is embellished by an arrangement of arches which face one in trios from any view point in the room. The pulpit ia diagonally opposite the large tower, and to its right is the choir gallery, while immediately back of it is a vaulted arch covering the organ loft to accommodate the pipe organ. To the east of the auditorium is the chapel, the assembly room of which is 34x36, and which will accommodate an assemblage of 250. Opening off of this- room by rolling blinds are a number of rooms. On the north and south respectively are the infant school and ladies' parlor, 18x24, and accommodating- 80 or 90 children and 75 adults, as the case may be. On the east three class rooms are arranged, two 9x11, and one 11x13. When these rooms are opened into the assembly room it will accommodate 350 or 400 persons comfortably, The main entrance to the Sunday school assembly room is from the east tower. From this also through a corridor, entrance is made to the ladies' parlor, and from the corridor a convenient stair case leads up to the gallery of the chapel, and another to the basement. In the gallery are arranged seven rooms. One is the tower room, large and airy over the vestibule, while the others are arranged in duplicate over the rooms on the first floor. On the north of the Sunday school assembly room is another stair case leading to the gallery, and forming an open hall leading into the pastor's study, which is provided with bookshelves, etc., in keeping with purposes for which it is to be used, The north side of the church, exposed us it is to State street is happily planned both in appearance and utility. The choir gallery recess breaks the monotony of a long wall in the auditorium ond, while the pastor's study accomplishes the same effect in the chapel. The round tower on the corner adds materially to the points already noted. On the north, in the chapel, entrance is hud to u hall which opens into the infant school, the study, and to a rear stairway loading to the basement. From a portico along the north side of the study, from which the entrance noted IB arranged, another entrance is had to the choir waiting room back of J/ho organ loft, which is accessible directly from the pastor's study, and from which entrance is made direct for the choir to their position, and for the pastor to tho pulpit as well. On the north, ulso, is tho outside entrance to tho basement, which descends to an area platform from which entrance is inudo to tho largo hall into which the Interior roar stairway lands. From thlw 1ml I oiitranco is had to the fur- elgMh page.)

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