The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 26, 1899 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 26, 1899
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tJFMJK Dm MOINE8J ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APML J6, tfcifc. matt AM ft f«rms to Subscribers. 11.60 On* copy, sU months.. ....... ....... ..... 76 One copy, three months ........... ........ 40 Bentlo MI* address »t above rates. , Remit t>r drfttt, money order, or express order »t our risk. Rates of advertising sent oil application. Republican State Convention. there will to*.* delegate convention of the republicans of Iowa held in the city of Des Mcrines, Iowa, on Wednesday, August 2, at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for each of the following officers, viz. : For governor, for lieutenant governor, for judge of the supreme court, tot superintendent of public instruction, for railroad commissioner, and for the transaction of any other business that may properly come before a republican state convention. The ratio of representation will be as follows : One delegate at large from each county, tod one additional delegate for each two hun dred (200) votes or fraction of one hundred (100) or over cast for Hon. Geo. L. Dobson, republican candidate tor secretary of state at the general election held November 8, 1808. The representation for the counties comprising our Senatorial district will be as follows: Clay, 8: Dlckenson, 6; Emmet, 7; Palo Alto, 8;Kossuth, 11. Central Township Schools. A great deal of interest Is felt among teachers in the outcome of the election in Buffalo township Saturday on the central school. It will be the first election, eo far as we know, held in this part of the state on this question. If a majority favor the plan Buffalo township will try a most interesting experiment, and one that promises to solve the country school problem. Buffalo township is excellently situated to make a success of a central school and THE UPPER DBS MOINES hopes that no local jealousies will interfere with a practically unanimous vote, for it has long been satisfied that the central school is bound to come, and that the sooner it comes the sooner country students will get all the benefits that town students enjoy, while the actual expense to the country tax payers will be lessened. Tn this connection the following points given by the state superintendent of Indiana are worthy of consideration: 1, There is now a demand in many town ships of the state for the school course to be extended beyond the common school branches and to include a high school. 8. In many school districts good schools are impossible on account of conditions. With fewer than ten pupils on the roll, with irregular attendance on the part of those the progress of the pupils la slow. 3. One tblng must be considered indispensable when dealing with children and that is the enthusiasm that comes from numbers. We will not have the best schools until people realize the difference between furnishing employment for teachers and furnishing instruction for children. 4. In sections of the state where conditions are possible the smaller schools should be consolidated, both in the Interest of better education and economy. 5. There is in Indiana a large number of schools with an attendance of from five to eight pupils with an average cost of $58.51 per pupil, while the average for the whole state is only $8. 6. They are the colleges of the common people. Many a boy unable to go away to college obtains at his home high school an education that serves him well in the affairs of life and increases his capacity for business. It starts him on the road to be a reading, thinking man, and better fits him for the duties of citizenship. 7. We cannot close our eyes to the fact that the education which our state now provides for. the children of our rural schools is not broad enough for a sovereign people. The consolidation of the small dis trict schools with the larger ones would enable the state to establish and maintain high schools in all the townships demanding them, without additional cost. 8. Thegrowth of the central schools shows their popularity. In 1891 there were in Indiana 125 central schools with 920 pupils; in 1898. 336 schools with 2,617 pupils; In 1898, 389 schools with 8,459 pupils. that it is the contrast rather than the similarity In their positions that gives force to the arguments of those who favor & younger tnau. If is doubtful stands any real if Cot. Henderson show of succeeding Reed as speaker of the house of representatives. The colonel is popular but he doea not have the qualities that would make a notably strong man in thai place. Still if any lowan can be elected Col. Henderson Is the man, and it is hot Worth while to divide his support. • ^ THE State Register eays the 25 per cent, basis of taxation is all right, but is not wholly sincere in the chief reason it gives: " If the editor of THB UPPEK DBS MOIXBS Will examine the records he will discover that under the old law the farmers paid nearly all the state tax— that is, much more than the proportion the farmers of the state should pay." It is manifest that it makes no difference whatever in the proportion the farmers pay of any general tax whether the assessment be 25 per cent, or 33}, provided the assessment Is fairly made, and there Is no reason to believe that it will be any more fairly made at one rate than at the other. What the Register Is really driving at Is that the total of taxation is cut down by the 26 per cent, assessment, and cutting down taxes is one of its hobbies. It says if cities and towns do not get enough public revenue let them ask the legislature to raise the limit of tax levies. But why go to all that bother when assessments and levies were under the old law well adjusted? The new 2§ per cent, assessment is a nuisance. It does nobody any good and will save nobody any money. The Register says that Algona's present assessment is nowhere near the cash value of the property. A different view prevails here. It also says that there Is more money in the banks than the town is assessed for. This is true, but the money belongs in the main to the farmers, and is offset by the big indebtedness that exists in every growing town like Algona, There is not a town in Iowa that is not in debt many times the amount of money on deposit in its banks. PROP. HEBRON must have hypnotized Fort Dodge. They all discuss his address as though it were a notable utterance, while the reports seem to indicate that it was the same one he gave in Algona. Nothing he said here could possibly warrant any such attention as he seems to be getting elsewhere. "Cyclone" Davis was far more forceful and effective, while President Gates was far more logical and coherent. Prof. Berron disappointed everybody in Algona both in the matter and manner of his address. ' THE jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of Senator Quay of Pennsylvania. Some of the papers still attack him, That is nonsense. When a man is acquitted on the showing of the prosecution there are only two alternatives, either to prove bribery of the jury or keep still. THE retirement of Thos. B. Reed from congress will not be generally regretted among republicans. While he is the brainiest man in public life, his Attitude towards the administration as well as toward his brother members has been such lately as to make it a question..^ retirement or overthrow. Tnp B,opne JSFewe puts Senators Alli- IN the taking of the last state census Secretary of State McParland arranged with the census clerks for them to turn over part of their pay to him, as a means of holding their jobs. The state is now suing his bondsmen to recover all he thus took. The case hinges on a. technical point. If McFarland is responsible for the census and the wages of the clerks, the state will recover. If the executive council, consisting of the governor, state treasurer, state auditor, and secretary, is responsible then the state cannot recover. The question is, who superintended the census? FRANK W. BICKNELL quotes THE UPPER DES MOINES in his letters as a radical Cummins paper. THE UPPER DES MOINES knows a young man in northern Iowa whose 12 years in congress entitle him, in its opinion, to promotion. That is where it stands on the senatorial succession. If, however, the matter lies between Senator Gear and Mr. Cummins, it favors Cummins. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. A. K. Ridley's cow at Estherville had three calves last week, all well and healthy. J. J. McMahon, brother of the Algona attorney, is elected principal of the Manning schools. He was chosen out of a big list of candidates. Prof. J. C. Breckenridge of Decorah, who has attended several institutes in Algona and who proposed at one time to take the Algona normal school, is dead. A peculiar rock has been blasted out at Forest City. In the center Is a bunch of walnuts that had in some way got into the stone. They are as hard as the rest of the stone, The Estherville Democrat wants the sale of popcorn and peanuts stopped in opera house during entertainments. This seems like a reasonable request in a civilized community. The Spirit Lake Beacon quotes a German lady in its bailiwick, who said of a young man in the neighborhood: " Oh he vas gone avay. He not amount to much. Vat he earn tomorrow he shpend day before yesterday." The first big excursion of the season to Clear Lake will June 26 and it will be known as a watermelon excursion. Mr. Walker says the watermelons have been ordered from Florida and that every person who comes on the trains will have all the melon he wants to eat. The Clear Lake Mirror says the Algona lumber yard will make the sixth yard for Woodford, Wheeler & Tompkins. They have, besides the parent missed his thirty-second bird on the shoot Off, miss and but. fOMTiOAL NOTES. The republican nomination of a county superintendent is the chief item of local political Interest. Whittemore is talking of Prof. Corrlgan. The names of Frank Slagle, Prof. Lilly, B. F. Reed are also heard. Emmetsburg Tribune: Local politicians say the idea grows as to Gear's over-age for re-election to the senate Cummins 1 chances as Gear's successor grow less. This means that a new man will receive the toga, and, judging from the conditions, that man in all probability is Dolllver. This, however, Is but a small end of the state politically. " We have no doubt," says the Postville Review, "but Congressman Dol- Hver would make a United States senator equal to the.ablesi of that body, and would be a credit to the state and nation. * * * We wanttoseeDolliver where he Is for a few years, until Allison retires. Then It will be time for him to take a step upward. But should the opposition to Gear center on Dol- Hver, we would not mourn." Emmetsburg Reporter: A card appeared In the Bancroft Register of last week, signed by about 40 of the citizens of Bancroft, urging A. D. Clarke of Algona to become an active senatorial candidate in this district. The signature to the card contained the names of prominent democrats of Bancroft. The question might be pertinently asked, that In case A. D. Clarke received the nomination, will those democrats support him? The Estherville Vindicator does not take kindly to the notion that C. W. Crlm Is to be the Emmet county senatorial candidate and says: We understand that friends of Hon. Howard Graves have urged him to become a candidate for state senator, now that Senator Funk positively refuses to be a candidate for renomlnation^and that he has expressed a willingness to enter the race if Emmet county republicans wish to present his name before the senatorial convention. AN IMPOETANT CHANGE. Western Electric Telephone Company Gets a Much Improved Connection In Southern Minnesota. An Important change in the telephone situation in this section was made last week when the Blue Earth Valley Telephone Exchange company of Winnebago City was sold to the Northwestern company (Bell company) of Minneapolis, Minn. The Blue Earth company owned 350 miles of telephone line In the counties in Minnesota just north of Winnebago, Kossuth, Emmet, and Dickinson, and extending as far north as Mankato. The Bell company had already paralleled the lines and this change in ownership leaves the.Bell company without opposition in the territory named. Their lines are all double metallic copper lines. The Western Electric Telephone company of Brltt have an extensive connecting arrangement with the Bell company. The Western Electric have material on the ground at Germania Armstrong, Elmore, and Algona to rebuild their lines. Metallic circuits will be put in, and their connection at Elmore, Armstrong, Spirit Lake, Roister, and Albert Lea with the Bell company will give a fine outlet for all northern Iowa business to Minnesota points, including all the cities and towns in the state. The valuable connections gained by the traffic arrangement between the Western Electric and Bell companies is of mutual benefit. The Blue Earth Valley company was the only important company in Minnesotn not using Bell phone and Bell connections. NEWS NOTES. The state fair will be held from 25 to Sept. 2. The Omaha exposition will not bo permitted to interfere with it this year. v .-.._, -_-_._. v.,.^, y*« v £/i«i vsij v and Gear in the same category in) y ^i 1a l cl ^r_ a L { ?' Jb ?? DoheB at Gamer, urging the age limitation on usefulness in the senate. That would take away all the - tyrce there is In the ago argu- Senator Allison gained power] the senate aj a young man and care be giyee himself physically he _ _ : i»ay be * valuable, in fact an invaluable I Amerlcan'handioa'pat irk wood" Park" v — to ajjadvanped an age as Glad- N «f Jersey, and his share of the puree --- ** i miii u~ 8gQn The ~"—" B. J. Thompson of Forest City is home'from a trip around the world. He has been gone a year lacking a day. He tells the Summit reporter that Paris is the finest city in the world but says Ihe United States is the only country to live in. Germany, he thinks, has the finest railway accommodations of European countries but are not to be compared with ours. He reports a lively experience at Manila, having the good fortune of being there when hostilities began. He brought home a Mauser rifle as a memento of this occasion. When asked what country he visited he liked the best he said that all depended on what you were looking for. If pyramids and sandy deserts were desirable, Egypt would be your paradise; an artist would enjoy Italy; for mountain scenery, Switzerland, and so on, but for ever-day life none of them compared with America. A trip around the world is a privilege but few can enjoy, and Mr. Thompson is to be congratulated on his good fortune. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. John Grove is here from Morris, Minn., for a visit, L. L. Foreman of the Kraft Clothing company spent Sunday in Webster City. Father Nioholls was in Algona a couple of days ago to see his old parish- iftnat'H fiOBAOE MANN HBAED FBOM. tie Hobnobbed with Hrynn at Mil- Wiutkee mid Says tt Is FrilSc That Sliver W«s Dropped at the .fefier- eon Banquet. Horace Mann writes at some length from Chicago to criticize the remarks of Rev. Frank Crane on Prof. Herroti, published in THE UPPER DBS MoWES last week, and to tell what Bryan actually said at the Jefferson banquet at Milwaukee. As he was present we cheerfully nccept his version of the latter, and commend his statements of the situation to thn Courier, which has dropped 16 to 1, and to other democrats who want to drop it. Horace has been on several occasions very intimate with Mr. Bryan, and evidently went with him from Chicago to Milwaukee. Horace stands high in the councils of the party, and will be back in the Tenth district In due eenson to see that the Bryan cause is not allowed to languish. Lack of space compels us to limit his letter to the banquet episode. He writes: CHICAGO. Apr. 21.—Editors UPPER DBS MOINES: There are two articles in this week's UPPEB DBS MOINES, received last night, which I wish to correct. One is an absolute misstatement of fact, nnd the other is an erroneous opinion of a person whom I believe to be honest and sincere in his enunciations—the Rev. Frank Crane of this city—which is liable to lead to the acceptance of error as truth by the reader who is unacquainted with the facts, and hence, if uncorrected, Is equivalent in effect to a misstatement of truth. First, as to the editorial under the caption, " Collapse of 16 to 1." There are just two grains of truth in that whole article, namely, that Mr. Bryan gave to the representatives of the associated press, while on the train between here and Milwaukee, an outline of what he intended to say at the banquet, and second, that Bryan will be nominated for the presidency in 1900. The rest of your article, I am sorry to sa.y, is absolutely false—or rather, I mean I am glad It is false, but I am sorry you said it. I was present myself and know what Mr. Bryan said, and the statements of the Milwaukee Sentinel and Chicago Times-Herald to the effect that he changed his speech and left bimetallism out, are unqualifiedly false. Mr. Bryan quoted Mr. McKinley and Mr. Carlisle—recognized loaders today in the two Wall street camps—in support of bimetallism. He might also have quoted Allison, the State Register, and THE UPPEK DBS MOINES. These Judas Iscarlots, who have attempted to betray a cause they once professed to serve, are crying out daily, as you did at the close of your article. "The silver issue is dead," but still, like Banquo, they see the ghost which " will not down," and again they shriek, " The silver issue is dead," " Bimetallism is dead," and they might add, " We killed it—or thought we did." Mr. Bryan probably did have to again declare the independence of the democratic party, while under his leadership, from Wall street domination, but he did it so emphatically that the boy mayor of Chicago has come home and gone to shouting so vociferously for "Bryan and 10 to 1 in 1900" that you might suppose that Mr. Bryan had already been nominated by acclamation, and that our boy mayor had just returned from a ratification meeting. There was a gang of such men as Mark Hanna and his Wall street friends who offered $1,750 for a vote for him for United States senator, present at Milwaukee telling us what harmony there would be in our party if we" would drop bimetallism, etc. These people represent Wall street and care nothing for party names, and until 1896 controlled the national committees of both the republican and democratic parties, and intended by that means to control the nominations of both conventions. In one they failed, but they are ever ready to promote "harmony" in the democratic party by inviting themselves back, not us penitent prodigals, but as dictators of the re-establishment of a Wall street policy in the party. They have two prayers which they in secret repeat alternately. The one is, " Grant us, O Lord 1 the power to again control the democratic party, and then our 'interests' will be 'safe 1 whichever party wins," and when they meet with defeat as they did at the Chicago convention in 1896,' and at Milwaukee and New York in 1899, they make use of their other prayer; " Grant that we may repeat the statement, ' The silver issue is dead,' until the people shall believe it, and that will enable us to win with the 'sound money' policy of the republican party, and again our ' interests' will be 'safe.' " When I say those men represent Wall street, I mean that they are working in the interest of capital as opposed to the rights of labor. NOT IN THE COMBINE Goeders' Big Department Store, Our opening prices made last week in our Basement Grocery Department are still the same with a few additional ones as follows: Fancy patent flour, Algona mills or Minnesota $1.00 Choice patent, same 90 A No. I patent, same. 80 17 Ibs granulated sugar for. .00 18 Ibs light C sugar for oo 3£ Ibs fancy Mocha and Java coffee for oo S Ibs fancy Rio coffee for... .00 8 Ibs choice Rio coffee lor.. .00 10 Ibs good Rio coffee for.. .00 10 Ibs best package coffee.. .00 Extra fine Japan tea, per Ib .50 Remember our large stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats and Shoes will be sold equally as low. Highest price paid for Eggs and Butter. JNO. OOEDERS. A very fine Japan tea for... $ ,40 4 Ibs fancy rice for 2j> 5 Ibs choice rice for. 2<J Extra fine cider vinegar for .2$ J bars Santa Claus soap for .25 8 bars Harvest soap for 25 10 bars Erasi've soap for... .25 6 bars Magnetic soap for... ,25 2 packages Pillsbury Vitus. ,25 2 packages Grape Nuts.... .25 i Ib paper salaratus. 05 i good washboard for 13 3 large boxes tooth picks.. .10 We Make 'em Good as New Many organs, pianos, and sewing machines can be made to do a good deal of service if they are properly repaired, We have a competent man to do this class of work, and do it well. Those having instruments or machines in need of cleaning or repairing will do well to call on us at Algona. O. L. TRYLOR. LOOAL NEWS AT. Ventura, Fonda and gona they bought each 22x182, and they wilj put up a shed 66x120 feet. Will Turner, late of Goldfleld, will have charge of the AN gqna yard. from some loners. Mrs. Lon. Sessions is home Florida for a visit. It has been years since she went south. P. Gellerup, an old-time Algonian, was in town last week. He still lives at St. Paul. He is on the road now. Thos. F. and Mrs. Dubuque Saturday Cooke went to evening. Mrs. while etUl in full leader, :iWj» P EMNM Prim* party. O» th Senator £eaj? oame to the of them who i flntshed the nine Theoonteet afternoon seven men left fft -'Wto* Ji/e a man does ftpr fit le not Pftctof the senate io the sense . . Cooke will go to Burlington to attend the state meeting of the federation of woman's clubs, Mies Lottie Thompson, who works in A. D. Clarke's office, attended the funeral of Judge Weaver's eon at Jowa. Fajls Sunday. 9ho used, to be the DUdge'e court repprtei*. She aleo ele , court repprtei*. She aleo yelled Jn Webster City. IT ftdde epice to dreary life, ages the human heart, lifts ppe out breathes new i}fe and. Thai's what encour- f Seimtor Gear's Waf*er. State Register: Senator Gear repeatedly stated in 1893 that he would not be a candidate for re-election. Good proof of that statement is given in the fact that Senator Gear called upon tho editor of the Register, on the night that he was nominated for the senator- ship, in January, 1894—in company with Hon. J. E. Blythe—to thank the editor for the fair manner in which his candidacy had been treated during the contest. During tho conversation Senator Gear stated that ho would not be a candidate for re-election, that he "desired the one term to round out my political career." We promptly told him that that kind of talk was all folly; that he would bo ti candidate again in 1899, if he lived, and that we would be here to oppose his re-election. Thereupon Senator Gear stated his desire to substantiate his statement with tho wager of a box of cigars that he would nol be a candidate for re-election. The wager was promptly accepted, and Hon. James E. Blythe was mutually agreed upon as tho witness to decide the wager. Neither Senator Gear nor Hon. James E. Blythe will deny the statements we have made herein in regard to that wager. This matter is not mentioned here U.H an argument, but merely as further proof of the well-known fact that during the senatorial contest of 1893 Senator Gear repeatedly stated that he only desired one term of the senator' ship "to round out my political career," and as sufficient answer to tho Marion Register's statement that " tho plain people" "supposed the senator would be given a second term," Senator Gear has the right to be a candidate for re-election, but it is bad policy for his supporters to state now that It was " supposed" in 1803 that " the seti- ator would be given a second torin," ID view of the well-known fact tbut 1« 1898 he and his friends were asking for one term "to round out his uolUleul career," FOB SAWB—Stock of general merchandise, buildings and lots in u t«w perous western town. Addres* c.e ™ J. A. BECK & Coots Wendell, Grant Co., Minn, Hardwood Lumber Yard. POULTRY FETsTDTIXTn- We were fortunate enough to buy 500 rods of M. M. S. poultry fencing last fall at the extreme low prices then current. This is the best poultry fence made. We can save you money. FIELD FENCING-. We propose to lead the AMERICAN FENCE- ( satisfaction and has no recession in this line ame as we sold last with the •0- It and ROOFINGk Carey's Magnesia Flexible Cemenet Roofing, fully warranted arS ' /he best ^of for permanent building. PeTaHo for metal roofs; and all materials for felt roofing. WOOD. ° f g re Excursion Tickets \o __. Via the Northwestern lino will w „,„„ at reduced rates from stations in town, April 21 a»d 33, limited to Api'U 0i i«' elusive, on account of State a, y, p, j/, Apply to agents North western wU way, J. A. Hamilton & Co. ******s^*^§**>s^s*.^s>^s*^ OSTEOPATHY IN ALGONA. J. T. RANKIN, MMfe ',

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