The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 22, 1894
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I*. ' ?"•%. f »\ \ •*•-V :•£*{?* ^jY£-^V"-> "* At 1 V > ,«.. / " ( • *jgMgg^*jyfrjffl4« ";;;??:*; ' ' ALGONA REPUBLICAN BY MILTON StARR. T6t-ms of Subscription. On* eopfr, one ye&r. in aavfttice $1.50 One copy, six months, in advance 16 One copy, three months, in advance 40 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. nify the settlers on the Des Moittes river lands for the farms that were taken from them: The measure was incorporated In a senate amendment to the sundry appropriation bill and wasaccoptcd by the house. Credit for this long deferred act of justice is due to Senator Allison and Congressman Dol liver. f ME DfePARt. DEMORALIZED DEMOCRACY. In view of the action of the demo cratic convention in endorsing Baker the Emmetsburg populist, for congress this resolution of theirs reads very funny: "Resolved, That the democracy of the Tenth congressional district adopt the national democratic platform of 1892, and the state democratic platform adopted Aug. 1st, 1894, at Des Moines, as the platform on which the convention stands, and on which the democracy of this district Will fight for victory." The tenth district democracy, in supporting a populist for congress, appear to be fighting against, rather than for those hard money platforms. Under Yeomans and Ryan as their standard bearers the democrats made a respectable though a losing fight. The result of the election was in those years apparent from the beginning, of course, as it is in the present campaign, but the candidates of the party were democrats of standing, and every vote cast for them was an honest democratic vote. In the present campaign the Duncombe faction has turned over the party to its political enemies at the beginning, preferring dishonorable surrender to a manly fight for democratic principles with Breen as the candidate. The pitiable condition of the democracy in this district is an index to what it is in nearly all the districts in the state of Iowa. The party which made such pretensions only two years ago has become so demoralized that it has been the standing question in every district whether to put up congressional candidates representing democratic principles or to support candidates of antagonistic faith. In nearly every district the latter alternative has been chosen. Incidentally it is to be remarked that there are very few democrats who care to run for office this year. Santo, the assassin of President Carnot, was guillotined Thursday morning. In contrast with the usual exhibition of indifference to death affected by anarchists generally, Santo met his fate as a coward. His knees knocked together,his teeth chattered, and he appeared beside himself with terror. lie struggled with his executioners when they tied him, and altogether he went out of the world in a manner unbe- 'coming to a hero. It was a sage enough remark of the West Bend Journal that farmers don't give sufficient attention to politics, but when it Instanced the hard time the Kossuth county populists had to find men to go as delegates to conventions it might better have et its conclusion stand alone. The farmers of this county do attend to political matters, as a visit to a republican conven- .1011 in Kossuth would convince our cOtem- porary. Out of a total vote of 3309 last year the populists cast only 141, and that was more than twice their regular party vote in the county. Our farmers attend to politics, but not that kind. Congressman Dolliver is to be home at Ft. Dodge this week. He has received and accepted an invitation to address the republican editors of Minnesota at St. Paul Sept. 6. TM Institute ClosfeS f hufsday fcvfening with a Lectute by JPtof. Fretich. The institute recitations closed Thursday forenoon. An informal talk to the teachers oh art topics by Prof. French took up part of the morning hour. At its close the teachers swarmed about the Professor and plied him with many questions, manifesting a great interest in the subject. Another lecture by the saine speaker and on the same subject was given in the Congregational church from 2 to 8 p. m. In this as in the evening lecture the speaker illustrated his points copiously by means of crayon sketches rapidly drawn. The brief closing exercises followed, consisting of an address from the instructors and from Supt. Heed. The public lecture in the evening by Prof. French was attended by a large and very enthusiastic audience. We have never had a lecture here which aroused a deeper popular interest nor one more instructive. INSTITUTE NOTES. The regular monthly examinations, held Friday and Saturday, were attended by about 100 applicants for certificates. Mrs. Stella Keed, wife of the Superintendent, has been the latter's clerical assistant and has had the running of the financial department. The total attendance was 230, the in AJ/fbM, She is the gftesl of Mrs. B. W. Haggard and is welcomed by many old friends. Mr. and Mrs. A. ft. Do*eee< patents of C. M. and C. J. DoXsee, have beeft visiting the latter. Mr. 'fcoSSe returned to his home at Rolfe Monday. Misspell McOall was visiting Miss Luella McPherson at Wesley last week. Milford Mail: Miss Edith Wilkinson was accompanied to the depot by a large delegation of her young lady friends on leaving for her home in Al* goha, Saturday. Whittemcre Champion: C< C.Chubb passed through this place last Saturday on hia way to look after his inter* ests in South Dakota. Arthur McCormick, of Primghar.was iti Algona last week visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. McCormick. Arthur is a printer on the Primghar paper. J. B. Cork, the Burt merchant, Was id town Saturday. Rev. W. H. Dorward vis'ted Algotta last Week. He went to Webster City Friday to attend to the removal of his family to Oregon. Misses Blanche and Emma if Mouths frofh the Sfre eatfifmienf.— Good fceetird in th6 fclfie Cottf>6titi6n afid Drill. Company # returned Saturday froto the animal encampment at Spencer 4 , where a good record in drill and discipline Was inade, The company never showed to better advantage in. these ifs these respects, The Deportment of the men is also reported to have been There Was a noisy squabble best, team scote at oil Mfrgat* m& the W. fit. Beck trophy for best team S'tfole at 600 yards. Company F, ojE Algdfta, Which won the H trophy twtf years ia succession, stood second. The team fieofe of Company C at all ranges 268 put of a possible 3t5, and at 500 yards 90 out of a possible 125. Private E. Wilsey, of Company C, also made the best individual score— 62 out Of a possible fo The mets speflt Seven HOW IT HAPPENED. Jno. F. Duncombe gets Baker Nominated as a Means of Beating Breen.—It was a War Measure. A comparative statement of appropriations of the fifty-first or Reed congress, under Harrison, and of the present congress so far, prepared by Congressman Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee in the first named body, shows that while this congress has cut down the pension appropriations about 630,000,000, the aggregate will be larger than in the last. The democrats are very economical when it comes to pensions, but what they save in pension items they make up in lib- •eral increases in democratic salaries and •other allowances. The Des Moines Leader, the organ of the Iowa democracy, says that wherever populism "can be used to further the interests •of democratic principles it should be •done." There is such an indiscribable mix in this district that it is hard to figure out whether the democrats or the populists ^are going to "be used" by the other, but when the Dolliver votes are counted it will be seen that both have been "used" up. Pocahoitas Reveille: Ye gods, Louie E. Lange for congressman to take the place of a statesman like Dolliver. We will bo content with the honors (?) his candidacy will bring Pocahontas county and say as little as possible. The Fort Dodge Messenger turns the light on the Boone congressional convention and shows the Fort Dodge democratic factional war to have been the chief factor in deciding its action: The democratic congressional convention at Boone Friday, was a tame affair. There was no candidate for the nomination, except the populist J. C. Baker, who wanted t9 be endorsed. The delegates held a private caucus before the convention for the interchange of views on that subject. This caucus developed a general sentiment against the endorsement of Baker. When the convention met the vote was mainly for Hon. O. M. Olson of this city. A recess was then taken and Olson was notified by wire. He replied promptly and so decisively as to end the matter, that he would not accept, Then the convention was at sea. Nobody would have the nomination. Finally someone proposed the name of T. F. Breen, of Ft. Dodge. J. F. Duncombe was there on a proxy to put his foot on precisely that thing and he was up in a minute. Contrary to the boast of Charlie Duncombe that his last official act as chairman of the county committee had been to heal the division iu the party here, Mr. Duncombe senior, explained to the convention that there were two factions here so bitterly opposed to each other that it would not do to take a candidate from either faction. Therefore he urged the convention not to nominate Breen, and advised the nomination of Baker, who was the only resort. As Duncombe had proxies for most of the Webster delegation he cast nearly all his votes against Breen and Baker was easily nominated. largest total reached by any institute in Kossuth. There is no doubt but this was as successful as any institute anywhere. It would be voted that by the teachers and everybody. Equal unanimity would characterize the vote on the question who was responsible for it. It was Ben Reed. He is unequalled for work in that line. The REPUBLICAN carried off a trophy in the shape of one of Prof. French's sketches, that of Lake Como, dashed off in ten minutes at Thursday evening's lecture. It has found place on a wall of the REPUBLICAN office. The piece is a reproduction of a painting by Stanfield. Prof. Barslou went up to Bancroft to visit his parents. The work of no instructor was followed by the teachers with greater interest. The professor is a successful teacher and he is bound to fill a high place in the work of education. The Institute is a self sustaining concern. Each attendant of the yearly session contributes a dollar, and in addition all the examidation fees go into tne Institute fund. A number of the young lady members of the Institute are already talking of taking a course of instruction at the Chicago Art Institute. Algona has one student of that institution in the person of Will Purvis. Mrs. Florence Cowles and Mrs. Edith Hutchison were formerly students there. Prof. French is a brother of Daniel send, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Townsend of Des Moines, are guests or Mrs. Langdon. The Algotia Teacher says: Miss Waters writes us that she is having a good time at her home in Columbia Missouri. She says she will be here when the fall term opens and give us some of the enthusiasm she has been accumulating during her summer vacation. J. W. Sullivan was in Defc Moines on legal business last week. Dr, McCoy visited Mason City friends Wednesday. Geo. Hohn and wife were down frbin Bancroft Wednesday. George gave the REPUBLICAN office a much appreciated call. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Warren of Spearfish, South Dakota, arrived in town last week for a visit. Both are enjoying excellent health. Silas Wilcox and wife, of Ruthven, drove over last week to visit their old neighbors in Fenton and other parts Of Kossuth. Sunday night between a number of the men of the regiment and the night watchmen * the blame for Which is Variously located. There Were only a couple of men from Company 3r in the locality at the time. The good order that was preserved was remarkable io View of the statement that beer was on sale, even Sunday night, at many places, and that it Was to be had in any quantity from the sutler, while the boys Were French, the great sculptor, several of whose productions were on exhibition at the Columbian Exhibition. A FATAL FALL. Jno. Waite, Jr., of Livermore, Falls from a Stack and Strikes upon a Fork Handle. The Livermore Gazette gives as follows the particulars of a fatal accident: A very sad accident happened on Joe F l nhrmsinn'Q"t'nrTYi nnrMi nf +n«>« i-,~*- A BOSS CREAMERY. The Seneca Creamery Makes a Fine Record as a Money Coiner.—It Works up , 22,doo Pounds of Milk Daily. A WELL, MANAGED INSTITUTION. T. H. Conner was up at his Seneca township farm last week, looking after RIVER LAND MONEY. After Years of Litigation and Anxiety, a Bill to Reimburse the Des Moines River Land Settlers has Actually Passed.—Hurrah for Allison and Dolliver. Commenting on the nomination of Baker by the democratic convention, the Webster City Freeman says: "This action of the regular [democratic] convention in endorsing a flat money, free coinage populist after voting down a free coinage resolution, ought to give Dolliver 15,000 plurality in the district. "The gang" of this city are supporting the populist, which fact insures Dolliver 1300 plurality in Hamilton county." Prof. Ely, of the Wisconsin University, very emphatically brands as false the charges brought against him by the superintendent of puplic instruction of that state. He was accused by the latter of teaching socialism, and even anarchism. The Professor declares that his teaching has been exactly the opposite of what has been charged. The Dubuque Telegraph is a consistent free trade paper. It says that "tariff for revenue only is as objectionable as pror tection, and the reform agitation will never cease till absolute free trade has been established and direct has been sub' stjtuted for indirect taxation." The constitution calls for direct taxation according to population by states, without re* gard to wealth. It seems strange that the Telegraph should see ideal perfection iu such a system. It does not seem equitable to assess tlje day laborer and the million' alre at the same figure. Sometimes there are too many republican candidates for county nominations to suit the Courier, but this year it appears there areuot enough. While it is waiting for uioro, would jt not be a good time for it to give its democratic readers a chance to see the financial plank of the democratic state cojtveation in a democratic paper? The Iowa newspapers don't seem to be all speaking at once in support of increased railroad freight rates. It seems to be a very general feeling that we must have Jitter times and bigger crops before wo pan pay higher freight charges. • «any years of effort, after lailares and after long years of wait- ft bttl has finally bm yawed tp,|ad«»- Fort Dodge Messenger. WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 10.—The senate amendment to sundry appropriation bill, containing river land appropriation, passed the house today. It carries $212,000 and provision for additional appropriation at next session of congress. This item of news will cheer the hearts of a great many people at this discouraging time. The"river land dispute hung like a millstone about the neck of this part of Iowa for many years. For thirty years it has been in the courts and before congress. At last it has been settled and the most meritorious claims are in the way of adjustment by the payment of a cash indemnity by the government. The bill carries $212,000 now and contemplates additional sums as needed to carry out the plan of settlement, Congressman Dolliver has done magnificent service to this county and to his constituents io other counties, upon this river land matter. From the first day he entered congress until now he has worked constantly to accomplish this result. He got through the bill to provide for a final bearing of the legal rights of the settlers (a previous bill having been vetoed) and When the case was determined against the settlers be immediately began work for indemnity, He has made a personal canvass of the House of representatives on this bill, and won over the members one at a time to a pledge to help bina get through a just measure. It is safe to say that this is one of the happiest days of his life, ' In the senate chamber Senator Allison has aone the same work'that Pol- liver has done in the house, and is en* titled to be ever remembered for it, His standing there acquirea by Jong years of service in a body which does not change in membership as the house does, maae it rather an easier task than that which fell upon Mr, Polliver m a large body changing much at each election, Both have given splendid service ana again proven themselves to be poih faithful a»a efficient as public servants, , Two long creait marks should be iven to Mr, Poljiver by the people of Pebster Bounty, irrespective of ^ one tot the splendid* public ' — J the other for this river his farm, and dairy interests, and from him the REPUBLICAN has gathered some items of public interest in regard to the operations of the Seneca Co- Operative Creamery, Mr. Counerstates that this creamery takes the milk of about 600 cows, and that the daily receipts now average 22,000 pounds of milk. This is 5,000 pounds less than was received at the height of the season. The separator in use by this creamery is of such capacity that far- mert do not have to wait for the separated milk. As soon as they have unloaded they begin to load up again, its operations are so expeditious. The creamery patrons receive 76 cents per 100 pounds for their milk. The last lot of butter disposed of, brought 231 cents per pound. Mr. Conner has twenty-eight cows whose milk goes to this creamery, and for the month ending July 15th he received $60.74 for his one-half share of the product, or at the rate of $4,33 per month for each cow, The cows have been milked since midwinter, August Johnson is the manager of the creamery, and a very successful and popular man he is. Wra, Klein is the president and M, Jenson is the secretary of the company. We take it that this is a great institution for the farm* ers of Seneca township. PERSONAL NOTES, Mr. C, J. A, Niord, of Eagle Lake, was a caller at the REPUBLICAN office Monday. Mrs, J, K, Fill, of Milwaukee, arrived in town Monday for a, visit. Mr. and Mrs, W. W, Wheeler and Children, of Des Moines, are spending' ^•hrt wmntr •?»•» 4-nmvx * . £3. Fuhrmann's farm north "of town last Tuesday evening. The threshers were at work there, and young John Waite, son of our Presbyterian minister, was assisting. During an interval in the work he indulged in a freindly scuffle with one of his companions on the top of a stack, with the result that both got too near the edge and slid off. His companion ran on around the stack, attendingjtoother;matters,notknowing that anything serious had happened. But Waite, in his fall, dropped onto a pitchfork which was standing uprightin the ground, the handle entering his body at least six inches. He was held in this horrible manner for some few seconds, faintly trying to give an alarm that would be heard, and finally pushed himself away from the stack, bending the fork tines in the earth by his weight as he was carried to the ground upon the handle. His calls were heard and his fellow workers came to his assistance, with considerable effort withdrawing the fork handle from his body. He was conscious but in great pain. He bore it heroically, however, while he was placed on blankets in a wagon and the team driven very slowly, to avoid jolting, to his home, many stops having to be made when the pain became unbearable. Dr. Malin was summoned, and the sufferer was made much easier although the Dr. entertained grave hopes of his recovery from the first. He passed a fairly comfortable night, and the next day Dr. Welch of Humboldt was summoned for consultation, and his opinion coincided with that of Dr. Malin, that there was very small hope, and the family were told accordingly. It was not thought, however, that the end was so near. On Thursday morning about four o'clock, only a few minutes after the Dr. had given him nourishment, which he remarked was very good, he gave evidence that the end was at hand, and breathed his last almost before the family could be summoned, paralysis being the direct cause of bis death, Inflamation had previously set in, however, and this sudden termination only shortened the pain that would have been his lot to endure had he lingered longer. The shock to the parents at this writing is so great that they can scarcely realize the terrible truth, and the mother is prostrated, out of fashian if they did not patronize the lawless dealers freely. Algona came within three points of winning both cups this year. Algona had stood first for two years previously. MOTES OF TitE CAMP. We take from the Spencer Hews a few notes of interest from its full report: Camp Crocker is in command of Col. C. E. Foster, of Sioux City, who has had a long and varied experience as a national gaurdsman, and is valued as one of the best officers in the state. He started as a private in the state of Michigan, and became a sergeant. In 1887 he Was elected captain of company H, of Sioux City, then of the Third regiment, and brought the company to a high state of efficiency. Three years later he was appointed general inspector of small arms practice for the state of Iowa, with the rank of colonel. Three years ago he was elected colonel of the Fourth regiment. The lieutenant colonel of the regiment is James Rule, of Mason City, who is also a man of experience in National Guard affairs. It is a matter of common remark that Col. Foster and Lieut. Col. Rule look enough alike to be brothers, although the latter is the larger of the two. The regiment is divided into three batalions, under the respective commands of phrey Parker and Baker. Majs. Hum- Each battalion has an adjutant, with the rank of first lieutenant, and the regimental adjutant is Capt. O. C. Servis. A great many visitors have asked what the guardsmen receive for their military duties. For camp pay, rank makes np difference, but the men receive pay according to their length of service. The highest is $2,00 per day. The state furnishes unif orms and equipments, $100 per year for armory rent, and a nominal sum, for stationery and postage. The state also pays all expenses of transportation, and subsistence and medical attendance during camp. No member of the guard has to pay poll tax or serve on a jury. ^ Company C, of Webster City,; won both trophies, the Company H cup/'for hours on the range and spoke very high ly of it. The men live Well, The rations su> phed by the state are good and abundant, but nearly every company provid* es itself with any extras it may fancy, attd the cooks are as a rule experts in their line. The state ration consists of bacon, beans, bread, fresh beef, sugar. coffee, tea, salt, pepper, vinegar, syrun, rice, hominy and candles. Anything outside of these articles ffitist be bought. Each morning the companies first sergeants take a requisition for rations to the adjutant, get his signature and present it to the commissary, when they draw rations for twenty four hours. It takes several men to -carry these provisions for a large company. The camp routine is interesting. Just at daybreak the first call is sounded by a general bugler. This assembles the other buglers and they march through the streets, playing a quickstep. At the last note of the march the sunrise gun booms and the flag is run up. Then reveille sounds, but its old old traditional legend, "I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up, I can't get 'em up m the morning," is a misnomer, for woe to the man who is not already up. At the last note of reveille the first sergeants shout "Fall in," and roll call immediately follows. Some men it must be confessed, answer to the roll in very peculiar stages of undress. Then comes morning service, conducted by the chaplain and very well attended, and breakfast. After breakfast sick call, school calls, etc., follow in rapid succession, and at 8 o'clock comes ( first call for guard mounting.. This is considered the prettiest ceremony in the army, and is well worth a morning visit to camp. Regimental drill is held from 9 till 12, and then comes dinner. After dinner the regiment again drills for three hours, and at sundown dress parade is held. After dress parade the band, one of the best in the west, gives concert in front of headquarter.s At 10 o'clock the bugle announces that it is time to go to bed, and at 10:30 comes taps, or "lights out." There are always some irrepressible spirits who do not want to turn in at that time, but they are soon rounded up under the direction of the officer of the day, and by 11 all is quiet in camp save the regular tramp of the relief on its rounds, the occasional call, "Corporal of the guard, post No. 8," and the rythmicj slap, slap of the halliards of the gar nson flag, as they beat against the sta driven by the wind. MONEY! On Real Estate. "HOXIE & BRUNSON. Are You Provided with a. the weefe in town, Pr, Stull and family left for 'Spirit Lake yesterday, going by team. Mrs. Dr. Garfield and Mabel Borton started on a drive to Humboiat " day afternoon, Mrs, Laura Pomerine, accompanied by her mother, Mrs, H, F, Watson, de, parted last evening for Mt, Hope, 0. M, Thompson, one of Seneca town' ship's young Jarmers, was a visitor in Algona the last of the week. Miss Helen Starr is spending week in Ames, the Prof. JP, B, Johnson goes to Emmetsburg tp/aay to vjsittheTalo Alto county Institute and do some advertising, W, F. Miller ana wife, of Liverrn'ore, were visiting Mr. ana Mrs, A, £, Pe, tersoo Sunday. Mr, Mill w is the editor of the Gazette. .Miss Mysrtle l^a, of Javermore, visiting friends m AlgQoa the first the week, P. M. Barslou, of Bancroft, ana Geo. Boyle, of WJuttewore. were visitors DONOVAN GROVE MEETING, EDITOR BBPUBWQ^; Tuesday, Aug. 14, your correspondent had the great pleasure of attending , the grove meeting in the grove of that genial, whole'souled Christian, Mr, Ed, i)ono* van, While the meeting was not large, yet it made up in spirit what it looked in numbers, First there was a song service, ana the spirit which the young people of the Epworth League put into Jt made jt grand and inspiring, Hev, Raba/ of Burt, followed in R strong and convincing sermon? after which a, regu- laroW'tashionea basket pienic was in* If Not, We would Like to Show You Some Real Ice Ones. Taylor. GO TO. in, Songs rendered by the young people callea the picnicers from distant parts of the grove, ana after a few remarks by Jtev, Green, Rev.Baia- win delivered a powerful sermon, tals» ing as bis text "And bis name was. Je« sus, 7 In an able and convincing argu» mpnt be showed what is in a name,, Af« tes more songs, Mr- Eible,knowp under the aouhrequet of "Scrap Iron Billy," gave one of the most eloquent and at the same time humorous discourses it ourpleasure to listen to in a For ejojpencj be has few on the temperance platform s .j and bpftoj be jiy|Js gayfe fwain, AU enjoyed \te.w$ftm IB* GUDDEN BARB Of wbiofc tbeyjlwro tb§ gQl§ aggioy^t;ir/ : ; .\ Anti-Rust Minnesota believe rt di4 flood, »< itwftl tot m a Spencer Sepoiters Adai&op F oame over from W&ittenjore jgpt jwday and yjn|e4 with, his fiMte hre §?,i$suaiB,te4 wijfei &'&• 1 '•-" I' 1 - «* • « •'• '.

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