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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 1, 1899
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sw* 1 ' 1 .; tlPPJEB MO1NE8J ALGQNA, IOWA,- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1899. Special Offerings in High Grade Merchandise. Ladies' and Children's Underwear. c. Cold weather is bound to come, and now is the time to buy. your Underwear. Lot ri^sizes 16 to 34—begin with 5 cents each for 16 fine fleeced ribbed goods, strong and nice for winter. Just stop and think of the prices—-begin at 5c Millinery Department. We invite you to share in our distinct millinery triumph. Never such selling and never have we had the praise for our millinery. We have astonished the trade, and in every detail, material and workmanship, our goods speak for themselves. Irrepressible Values in New Fall Dress Goods. The heat of last week did not stop the buyers. Shrewd shoppers were oft hand, for well they knew that a cold day is not far off. In our wool remnants one can find just what is wanted for a waist or a skirt at % to }4 the price cheap and good dresses can be made for children. Outing Flannels. Last March, while east, I bought two cases Amoskeag Outing from the big Columbus fire, the choicest patterns ever shown here, and such a stack of them! We are also selling a big lot at 5c—nice for children. JfVS. Tf\YLOR'S. a and uncil stop •mits wh» ir, a gal- incil fc given ^flt will *w, Con- Jier dig- f the recep- different leave , their re' pressure the mill- out the lection i been nty to THIHTY-FOURTH YEAR. BY 1NGHA.M A WARRBN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year 11.5 One copy, six months 7 One copy, tbree months 4 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or der at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES. The Republican Ticket. STATE. Governor Leslie M. Shaw Lieutenant Governor J. G. Minima: Supreme Judge J.C. Sherwl' State Superintendent .. R. C. Barret Railroad Commissioner E. A. Dawso' SENATORIAL. Senator, 47th district E. W. Bachmai COUNTY. Representative Gardner Cowle Treasurer John H. Warr Sheriff L. M. Owe; Superintendent F. H. Slagl Coroner Dr. W. T.Peter Surveyor A. J. Llll; Biinarvtanra J John G. Smlt! Supervisors 1 M. Welsbrod. For Ward and Owens. The only question in local politics i whether the republicans are going t vote for Mr. Ward and Mr. Owens From what it can learn THE UPPER DES MOINES does not believe that tbi is much of a question, as the report from all parts of the county indicat that the straight ticket is going to be very generally endorsed. Still th democrats are making a vigorous effor to get republicans to support Mr. Smitl and Mr. Christensen. THE UPPER DES MOINES feels very friendly to both of these men, but it hopes that the, will not succeed. They have been gen erously treated already, much mor generously than they themselves wouli have treated their political opponents Besides the campaign for them is being largely made in a way to humiliate Mr Ward and Mr. Owens. THE UPPER DES MOINES knows both of the repub lioan candidates and has known them many years, and it knows them to 1> honorable, competent, and deservinj men, and it has no hesitation in guar anteeing in advance that if they are elected the county will get the same good service it has always had. The report is being industriously cir oulated over the county that Algona i going to cut the republican ticket ser iously. THE UPPER DES MOINES can find no signs of it. It would be such bad policy at this time especially tha we do not believe that any persona friendship for Mr. Smith or Mr. Chris tensen will influence the result. Algo ua's normal school interests are such that the town could not afford, if it hac only a selfish motive, to attract un friendly attention by a big bolt. It wil want the assistance in the legislature of Tbos, A. Way, Dr. Baohman, and Mr. Barringer, the two first of whom live near the county line and feel a friendly interest in our county ticket. It will want the support of the leading men of the other towns in the county, who will not feel pleased to have the county seat vote for democrats who happen to have a better personal acquaintance, against republicans who have been nominated from the outside. It will want the support of the republicans of the state who generally do not look with favor upon towns whose votes are cast along personal rather than political lines, and which cannot be relied upon to support a ticket of good men fairly nominated. THE UPPER DES MOINES has beard of no movement among republicans in Algona to support the democratic nominees, does not know of ft single republican who intends to vote for them, and does not believe that the county seat is going to revive the old animosities by proving that it cannot he relied upon to stand squarely by candidates nominated from the outside towns. Tfce election of the county ticket BQmeUmes aeema to. be purely a local 1 al m PeUflWl ,Sigpifioance, general republican majority is also dut. If it were not for this very many would feel free to consult their personal friendship in casting their ballots. But as it is the election of treasurer and sheriff is part of the election of Gov. Shaw, and indirectly part of the endorsement of President McKinley. This is a good year to cast a straight ballot. If Mr. Smith and Mr. Christensen, both good men, choose to stand with Mr. Bryan for free silver and hauling down the flag Dewey hoisted at Manila, they are entitled to the endorsement of all who want to see Bryan win. On the other hand if Mr. Ward and Mr. Owens, both good men, choose to stand by our present financial system and for the results of the war, they are entitled to receive the endorsement of all who want to see President McKinley re-elected next year by the biggest majority ever given to a candidate for the white house. The County Ticket. While attention in the local campaign has been largely monopolized by the contest over a few offices the voters must not overlook the fact that the republican ticket from top to bottom is an exceptionally good one. In Frank Slaglefor superintendent!! hasayoung man of fine education and long and successful experience as a teacher, one also who was born in the county am who is a considerable property holder For surveyor it has A. J. Lilly, who is known in this and many adjoining counties as an expert civil engineer For coroner it has Dr. W. T. Peters o Burt, who is not only one of the mos successful practicing physicians in th( county, but also a genial man and i long-time resident. For supervisors i has John G. Smith, who has given i great deal of time arid attention to the county work, and who being located a the county seat is in position to be an especially valuable member of th board, and Mike Weisbrod of Fenton one of the most successful farmers in the county, a shrewd business man and an active board member. It is a good ticket, it was nominated fairly, and i deserves the vote of every republican in the county. leakages are plugged and (extravagances lopped off. We believe that no county in the state will send a representative to Des Moines this winter who will in all ways more adequately represent its interests, and we hope that the voters will show their encouragement at the outset by giving him a majority that his brother members will envy. Gardner Oowles' Candidacy. Gardner Cowles has demonstrated ir this campaign all the qualifications foi the legislature which his friends pro dieted when they urged his nomination in the county convention. He has made a thorough canvass of the county, got ten acquainted with the people, proved himself to be a clear headed and effect ive speaker, left a favorable impression everywhere, and will go to Des Moines with the friendly assurance that his constituents have confidence in his ability, his willingness to work, his dis cretion, and his devotion to any cause he undertakes. THE UPPER DES MOINES has already commended Mr. Cowles so heartily to the voters of the county that it finds little to add in this last issue before the polls close. ' It believes that he should be elected by very unanimous vote, the larger the better in view of the normal school matter, in which the county has an interest, as well as for political reasons. The campaign has made everybody in /he county acquainted with Mr. Cowles as Algona has heretofore been acquainted with him. The same spirit of enterprise he has shown here be will show in Des Moines, and the same desire to have everything he is connected with managed on a broad and business like basis will make himaleg- slator of great value to the state. It s pot necessary to recount now the many public enterprises in Algona which owe much of their real value to lie liberality as well as to his capacity o take caro of details and to insist up>n having things right instead of about igbt, As a legislator Mr. Cowles will ee that Iowa does business op a scale to Iowa's reputation, while lington, whp could manage a ajjd keep ^ w ^ 9 J tbe«amp The Fundamental Principle. A great many people have had difficulty in this campaign in interpreting the "consent of the governed" phrase in the declaration of independence. It is because they have not read it in connection with that other phrase which declares that governments are instituted for the benefit of the governed. This latter declaration amounts, to saying that barbarism cannot maintain itself on the plea of self government, and states what is after all the fundamental principle of all government—the recognition in society of the great law of nature that the fittest must and ought to survive.How many times in out-national history has this country ridden rough shod over what has been called self government, in the interests of good government. It has squelched polygamy with an iron hand, and will unseat a duly and legally elected representative of a duly and legally organized state because his daily life offends the moral sense of the nation. It shot slavery to death and put half of the original organizers of the republic under military rule, because in the evolution of human affairs it had become a question whether right should triumph or the slave holder should do as he pleased. It has driven the Indians from pillar to post, divided Mexico, deprived the Chinese of any right to citizenship, adopted all sorts of restrictions upon suffrage, and everywhere emphasized the fact that good government must prevail, and that no man can by consenting to bad government thereby-thwart the onward march 01 human progress. The whole theory of our law is that rights of all kinds are secondary to the one universal right of society to the best. The parent's right to his children is the most sacred personal right there is. And yet at every term of court held in this free country children are taken from their parents because their own best .interests and the interests of society are more sacred. By consenting that his children shall grow up in ignorance and squalor man cannot claim the right to become a stumbling block to social progress by consenting that his property shall become a nuisance and a breeding place of disease a man cannot claim the right to endanger the health and comfort of the community. By consenting to barbarous laws and customs or by refusing to consent to the establishment of good laws and customs no people can claim the right to stand, on the plea of self government, and permanently impede the great natural order which requires everything and everybody from the mollusk to the highest civilized state to keep up with the procession or drop out and be submerged. The same right that exists in society to prevent a man irom setting fire to a building because it happens to be on his own land or to accumulate filth and disease germs because he personally is better pleased to live in such surroundings exists to prevent any body of men anywhere from maintaining barbarism and calling it a government, and any interpretation of the "consent of the gov erned" which is not made with this great truth in full view, is an interpretation which contradicts the laws of nature, our own ideas of right and justice, and the whole history of the prog- 'ess of the world, Shall we concede that because the Indian has persistent- y and vigorously refused to adopt oiv- lization and bad, a tribal government before the white man came, that the ndian has been wrongfujty should exist on American soil? Shall we concede that the highest question involved in slavery was whether the south would consent to fretidbm? If we do not concede these things we are under no obligation to concede anywhere or at any time that barbarism can intrench itself either by priority of possession or by any other method in any corner of the globe, and can appea. to the judgment of mankind, when tho issue comes, and insist that it shall be let alone because governments get their just powers from the consent of the governed. The only question that is worth while to discuss in any grea issue between peoples or between con flicting theories is which ought to pre vail. No prescriptive right can be se up against this one vital question. The human mind is so constituted that no logical cobwebs or narrow interpreta lions can long dim its vision to the one great fundamental, natural, social anc moral law it suggests. The progress o the world hinges upon its answer. The peoples which are vital and dominan are those which have seen it mos clearly, and have conformed to the tes it prescribes most completely. So long as one vital and dominant race remains all the consent of all the earth canno sustain barbarism, whether it be bar barism in the government of some fai off island or in the south of Africa 01 barbarism in the heart of civilized society. ____^_____ IN THIS NEIGHBOKHOOD. ii see to, i| tnalji we concede , r||bt tQ voi§ •& the Mgrasfl polypw^ H. C. Shadbolt of Emraotsburtf was elected treasurer of the state Musoni Chapter at Red Oak. Thos. A. Way and T. A. Potter offei to put in a local telephone exchange a Crystal Lake and 'phones for $8 anc (RIO «5U A. Duck hunting on Medium lake about Erametsburg is the best it has been foi years. Most every hunter,-with aim anything like accurate, never fails to pull down a nice string. Tho Tribune says even the Sunday hunters are hav ing good luck. The Britt News tells a big story. R S. Briokey with a Spencer repeating shot gun, killed six mallard ducks oui of one drove as they passed over him. The ducks were driven out of a pond by Charley Graham so they would have to pass over Briokey. They were killed at six shots, selecting a single bird each shot. The B., C. R, & N, and the C. & N. W. are engaged in a merry war ovei the Maple Hill postofHce in Emmet county. Each has a station near the junction and each has named the station Maple Hill. Of course each claims the postoffice and everything is being done to secure the good will of department officials in re-locating the office. The case arising out of a deal at Clear Lake wherein Will F. Carter's father, well known in Algona, was sued for trading a poor piece of land for a stock of goods, has been tried again at Mason City. The plaintiff gets judgment for $2,374 against Carter. At the the first trial he got $2,391. Carter will ask for another new trial and if re fused will appeal. Jay. E.Randall welcomes CarlSetch ell in the Whittemore Champion: We congratulate Carl on his safe return, and knowing him as we do, we believe that the honors heaped upon his head will not cause it to swell. Hurrah for Carl. But just wait until Sophus Richards comes home to Whittemore and then if there isn't some Hobsonizing, it will be because Whittemore girls don't know how. Lavina Fitzgerald, a nine-year-old, was found at a country school house near Manson last week with her body hanging out of the window and her neck under the sash. She had started for home the previous night, but discovered that she had forgotten some books. She returned to get them and finding the door looked, attempted to jet Jn through the window. The heavy sash fell on her neck and the child Strangled to death. A HAND SHOT OFF, A GUR Explode* |n jlVfywi JJIJj's HanUs-Will l-oee Two Fingers, Myron Hill, J. L. Moore's step-son, took an old gun Monday and went to he river below the mill to shoot. He lad |n only a small charge of powder, hut it blew the gup,barrel out- At ' Myrpp did not notice that &e was i>urt, b«t began (Q pick up (he pieces of the gun. Then his right hand be gan to sting and he looked at it anc saw that the little finger and the thirc were both gone. His first thought was that he might faint and not be found, so he grabbed his wrist and ran for the mill. After he got there be walked and so got homo, when the doctor was called. The explosion had carriec away nearly half of his hatid and badly torn his middle finger, buthe will prob ably save that. He showed splendid nerve in walking a couple of miles with such a wound. Why Gen. Weaver Bolted. Senator Punk recalls a chapter o Iowa political history that is of loca interest in view of. Gen. Weaver's re cent visit: For a generation Gen. J. B. Weave has been a conspicuous character in Iowa politics. He came out of thecivi war with a fine military record. He made substantial growth at the bar Brilliant, magnetic and eloquent, he rapidly rose in political councils anc gave promise of a career of eminence and usefulness in the public service. In 1875 he appeared before a republi can state convention in Des Moines as a candidate for governor. John Rus sell, John H. Gear, Robert Smythe and W. B. Wakefleld were also in the lis of candidates. It was apparent tha Weaver was in the lead and practicallj sure of a nomination. The general wa' a pronounced prohibitionist. Prohi hi tion was not yet an accepted article of republican faith, and the party in large part was loth to give it prestige in party councils. This is an explana tion of a convention coup that changed the current of political history. Aftei the gentlemen whose names appeal above had been presented to the con venliou, an Audubon delegate of com raanding presence and sonorous voice arose to place in nomination Samuel J Kirkwood, the popular war governor Kirkwood was not a candidate. He wanted to be senator, but did not wan to be governor; in fact he had given orders that his name should not be used in this connection. Therefore when the nomination was made, the question properly sprung was: By what authority? Rising: to his ful stature and shaking his flowing beard Dr. Ballard shouted, " By the author ity of the great republican party of the state of Iowa." It was a bold bluff bu' it worked. The convention went off its feet. Gear and Russell got in out o: the storm. In spite of the stampede Weaver got a good vote on the informal ballot, but the Kirk wood band-wagon was loaded to the guards on the first formal. It was for some months believed that Gen. Weaver would not take his defeat so seriously as to disturb his party affiliations. He had been a republican of the most enthusiastic character. By no other speaker in the state had the opposition been so unmercifully cudgeled, or the majority so unreservedly endorsed. There really seemed nowhere for the general to go. But his wounds were deep and his nature implacable. After sulking in his tent foi a few months, he went out to get satisfaction, He made a great deal ol trouble for his old party. Every issue arising with any sort of promise of popular endorsement the general has championed 1 with all his power of eloquence and logic. He has been against every republican theory of government every republican policy of administra tion. Two terms in congress has been his reward for more than 20 years oi bitter opposition. The end will soon come, Those who hear Gen. Weaver in this campaign are aware that his political record will soon be made up. The general should have been nom inated in 1875. He was unjustly treated when the cup of .triumph wasdashed from his very lips by the springing oi Kirkwood upon the convention. But In this act of injustice is found no justification for turning his back upon the convictions of his mature manhood. Had he remained true no combination >f circumstances or politicians could save kept him out of the governorship aad he continued to want it.. It is almost a certainly that he would been in ihe United States senate many years ago. Instead of employing his really great ability in " making the poorer leem the better reason," he would have been a potent factor in shaping state and national policies that have been making history for two decades. It was a dark day for Gen, Weaver—as it jas been for any good man—when he hi S political convictions on he altar of revenge. A Brave Koesuth Boy. Wm. Pugh of Germania went to Fort )pdge Wednesday, where he re-enlist- id in the regular army, I0th regiment J. S. infantry, and will depart lor Des Soloes, from thence Ije will soon leave «r t,be Philippines,. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. No recent magazine papers have attracted so much attention, afforded so much entertainment, and created snch lively and widespread discussions, ns Rollin Lynde Hartt's Atlantic essays, "The Montan- ian8"and"A New England Hill Town." In his new article, "The Ohioans" In the November Atlantic, Mr. Hartt carries his characteristic method into a new and prolific and widely interesting field: and his pictures of the Buckeye state and of the Buckeyes at home and abroad will be eagerly read and enjoyed, even by those who recognize themselves as the subjects of his good natured satire and his keen and amusing characterization. Mr. Hartt's methods of observation are not superficial, and his treatment, while distinctly facetious, is not flippant. -f- -*--*St. Nicholas for November, beginning a new volume, is a number of unusually varied interest, not the least striking of its contents being the announcement of the St. Nicholas League, with its motto, "Live to Learn and Learn to Live," its conditions of membership, and the prizes it offers in competition. The frontispiece by Jay Ham- bldge illustrates a true story by Ian Maclaren of the rescue of a horse by one of his father's farmhands at the expense of the gallant rescuer's own life. -*- -4- -t- Perhaps the handsomest number of the Century magazine ever issued is that which bears date November, 1899. The cover design includes a portrait of Cromwell redrawn on stone by Ernest Haskell and printed in four tints; while the frontispiece—also in tints—is a wood engraving by T. Johnson from Cooper's painting of the Protector in Sidney Sussex college, Cambridge. The experiment in color printing is not confined to these two portraits, nor to the illustrations in the opening installment of John Morley's study of Crom well; it extends also to the striking full- page and half-page drawings and marginal sketches with which Seton Thompson sup plements the work of his pen In narrating the first part of "The Biography of a Grizzly." -5- -j- -f- President Hadley of Yale college, one of the best known authorities on the subject in the United States, writes an article of the most timely interest in the November Scribner's on '"The Formation and Control of Trusts." He gives a very clear statement of the motives and conditions that lead to their organization, and points out with reassuring emphasis some of the causes that are already tending toward their limitation as mere speculative enterprises. He believes that the question of state ownership or control will become less and less acute as a political Issue. H. H. BiiBli Visits Alttona. Garner Signal: We had the pleasure of attending Algona's first republican rally of the campaign last Saturday to hear Congressman Cousins and renew old acquaintances. We found that time had dealt gently with a good many of the old settlers whom we met for the first time in Algona 80 years ago. We found Capt. Ingham, John G. Smith, Ambrose Call, Lew Smith, Geo. E. Clarke, Dave Haggard, Andy Clarke and others ot the old timers with a few more gray hairs, but just as happy and generous as when we first met them. In the years ago when there was only one road in northern Iowa which led to our political Rome, we used to delight in traveling that road via Algona and join the Algona politicians. We found the younger men who are now in the political swim "chips off the old block," willing and able to keep the republican principles to the front in Kossuth county. Algona has become a beautiful little city and for good looks is hard to beat. New buildings and public improvements are the order of the day. Her new $40,000 hotel is nearly finished and will fill a long felt want, while her new churches and school building are the pride of every Algonian. Bro. Hinchon of the Courier seemed to be the only anti-expansionist in Algona. A Deserving Veteran. John Grotness of Ledyard was wounded three times at the battle of El Caney, July 1. His left arm is totally disabled, two balls having entered it near the shoulder. He is now receiving $17 per month pension, - Ole Brucke It is reported by eastern papers that O. O. Braoke has been arrested again for -paying too mueh attention to Helen Gould. ____________ SEND 60 in postage to L,afe Young, Des Moines, Iowa, and receive the Weekly Capital campaign edition until the November election, 1899. BEAUTIFUL women everywhere owe iheir matchless loveliness to the use of Rooky Mountain, Tea. Plain women wade attractive. B. H. 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