The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 5, 1894 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 5, 1894
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•Vif -• f m fti^tlBLlCA^ IOWA, ttfitifflffitift I* lffe : ALGONA REPUBLICAN BY MILTON STARR. Terms of Subscription. »Jn6 cony, one year. In advance 11.50 One cony, six month?, in advittic6 75 One copy, three months, In advance 40 Subscriptions cotiUmie till ordered stopped aiid sill arrearages are paid. J3EFUKE AND AFTER. Whatever the popular notion may be, and whatever the impassioned exhortation of the editor or stump orator may have implied, the worry and strain of party conflict do not end with the election, except with the defeated party. Upon the winners is imposed a grievous burden which vexes every hour of responsibility. The great Intiss of the serious minded people of the country do not work themselves into a fever heat of enthusiasm just for the fun of electing a man or a ticket, or winning a partisan victory. There is a partisan element in all elections, it is true; but the partisan spirit, with intelligent voters, is bused upon a conviction that party puposes, as expressed in platform and performance, are right and patriotic. The voter, if he is lit to be such, looks beyond the election to certain ends he wants to see attained: and ; . • • • •• I •' ' eal i?,es that unless the party does after the election the things which before election it said it would do, there will be trouble when the time comes for asking a new vote of confidence. We have never in all our political history had a more impressive exemplification of this fact than in the experiences of the democratic party during the last two years. Upon the strength of a promise of increased prosperity to be realized as a consequence of putting into practice its long.preached theories, the democratic party was given every department of the government, a mark of confidence which it had not enjoyed for thirty-tsvo years. A long delayed opportunity was afforded it to make a record for statesmanship which should shame the feeble endeavors of republicanism. But the party made a flat failure. Going in : with a promise to inaugurate an era of prosperity from which everything in the future should be reckoned,it would have gladly compromised on uncommon hard times six months later if it could hayp been insured against the general wrpplj pf business and industrial enterprises which seemed to.-be impending, At, the end of a few mopths it reached the .climax; of its labors irj a tariff bill which :t ileiaacmtld president \A'as ashamed to sign.. The election has been the faithful record of the opinion of the countryr.i-egarding the value of democratic pretensions. • A number of poptrlist state administrations have beeivon'ti'lal- during.the past few years in, the same way, and with like results. ^.The performance lias not measured iip to the promise. The lesson of these'-few years is one that all parties or would-be parties 1 must keep in mind if they would survive, There must be no fooling with the buzz saw. ••..... TILE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. The President's Message is a very bulky document, but its main substance consists in a synopsis of the reports of the several departments. The expression of presidential opinion takes but a small part Of the fourteen columns of the Register's smallest type. The space allotted to the tariff is small, but Grover uses some vigorous language. He speaks a word for free ships and says that our shipbuilding industry has been "protected to strangulation." He urges the correction of the admitted blunders in the mongrel tariff bill passed at the last session, to the end that it may be " executed effectively and with certainty," and favors the passage of the pop gun bills putting coal and iron on the free list. He strikes a popular chord in advocating the removal of " every particle of differential duty in favor of refined sugar," which the Wilson^Gorman bill le«ied as a part of the tribute paid by the democratic party out of the pockets oJ the people for the benefit of the sugar trust. In bis discussion of the pension question here is a passage in defense of Commissioner Locbren which Grover probably wrote with feelings easier imagined than expressed: The bare faced and extensive pension frauds exposed under the direction pf the courageous and generous veteran soldier now at the head of the bureau leave no room for the claim that no purgation of our pension rolls was J»eeae<J, or that continued vigilance #nd prompt action is not necessary to the game end,' The accusation that an Effort to detect pension frauds is e>' dence of unfriendliness towards ow worthy vetewisand the denial of their ment, suggests an unfortunate indifference tP the commission of an offense which, baa foy its. motive tbe seowing >oS. a R&njiQn, a,n4 indicates a. willing; to pa Wind to the existence of 8Bd tFeSSberpuj »rmje§ which w«*j noon demagQgie few &n4 wafee 8St'Srttw BWfloWfi 4wputoe Pf a sion roll, and 'after that year it must begin to decline." lie finds that the number of names of pensioners dropped from the rolls dttring the vear for all dulses was 3? ,907. Very encouraging words are spoken for civil service reform, a few of Which we quote: A vast majority of the voters of the land are ready to insist that the time and attention of those they select to perform for them important public duties should not be distracted by doling out minor, and they are growing to be unanimous in regarding party organization as something that should be. used in establishing party principles instead of dictating the distribution of public places as rewards of partisan activity. The President will find the country \vith him in this sensible view of the question of office distribution. The financial question is treated at greater length than any other. The president reads his party in congress a lecture, for Us failure to authorize by specific statute the sale of bonds for the maintenance of the gold reserve, thus compelling the administration to go back to an indefinite provision of the resumption act of 1875. lie gives notice that until some clearer authority is given, however, lie will continue to sell bonds whenever it may be necessary to maintain a gold redemption basis. lie endorses the proposition of Secretary Carlisle to encourage state banks by the repeal of the existing tax upon their circulation. The substance of proposed legislation is thus set forth: It is proposed to repeal all laws providing for the deposit of United States bonds as security for circulation. To permit National Banks to issue circulating notes not exceeding in amount 75 per cent, of their paid up and unimpaired capital, provided they deposit with the Government, as a guarantee fund in United States legal tender notes, including treasury notes of 1890, a sum equal in amount to 30 per cent, of the notes they desire to issue, this deposit to be maintained at all times. The plan is explained at length and is substantially that known as the Baltimore plan. It has support in both parties and probably cannot be made a party issue. movement for reform. Tho folks d(P!vfi there don't scum to soo So much of a joko in falso counts as they did. Hero's another republican victory. The Condor has come out for protection. Ifc believes in building tip homo industries. It, says: • ' Now that \vft have two of as good flouring mills tiS there are in the country, suppose that we levy a duty of 25c. a sack on all flour shipped into Algona. That is good republican doctrine, and it Would be the means of shutting out the product of outside mills, thereby compelling our people to patronize homo industries. By all means give the homo flour the preference so long, at least, as it is equal to any to be had. Gen. Booth, the head of the salvation army, is making a tour of the United States and is being received everywhere with great honor, strongly in contrast with some salvation army receptions of past years. It is recognized that Gciu Hoolh and bis army are doing a great work among the classes where it isgreatly needed. The Wel-stcr City Freeman, in aii article which we reproduce, bringsontllon. John L. Kamrar for governor. Mr. Kamrar is very well known and very highly esteemed in Koiisuth County, and none of us up here doubt that he would make a number one chief executive. " Governor Kiiinrar'' would sound well. Congress convened again Monday. It is expected that tho principal business of the short sr.ossion will be to abuse Grover. Tht) democrats are more inclined that way than arc tho republicans. Tho name of Lafe Yotuig, at present state printer at $10,000 a year, has been sprung for governor. Itow many offices is it going to take to go around with Lafe? BET CLAEKSON STILL AN 10- WAN The Des ifoines Register of November 30th has an article which interests every Iowa republican. It is about "Bet Clarkson und His Residence, 1 ' and that is a matter of the keenest in- tccest to every republican, in the state., In that article is made the welcome announcement that James S. Clarkson has not given up his Iowa residence, and that he does not intend to do so, nit does intend to make his home for* tho future with the Iowa people. There Are numerous circumstances which uive led to the. assumption that Mr. Clarkson had cast his lot elsewhere. The sale of his newspaper property,his long absence .from the. state and hjs identification with outside business enterprises suggest themselves in this connection, but the Iowa people will be glad enough to be assured that these indications have been misleading. Mr. Clarkson has, in his services rendered to the national republican organization, reflected greater honor upon the state of Iowa than any other private citizen ever did. There arc people still living, doubtless, who can figure out how a national bank can make several hundred percent on : its circulation. We have seen it done to a demonstration in the opinion of tho man of iigures, and it was easily done, too. But here tho president says that on October first last there were in existence in the United States forty national banks less than on the same day In 1898, while the circulation was decreased during the,year by more than a million and a half.. It looks as though we should have co give up that old notion of ours or else figure up how those natiDiial banners can make more money at some other business,,,. •. Tho Sioux City Journal ' thinks the "runiiinp" expenses of the Chinese-army are too high. It says. • The Chinese government is reported to be not paying the running expenses of its army. The soldiers ought to be ina'cle to go barefooted, thus reducing the expenses. . •••:."• Mi 1 . E. N. Bailey, the veteran newspaper man and writer, has returned from the far west and has resumed work on tlie Britt Tribune, which ho formerly conducted. He has bought out Mr. Coats, while Mr, T. A. Way will be associated with him in the conduct of ttic paper. The REPUBLICAN is very glad to see Mr. Bailey in Iowa again, and engaged in the work for which nature so generously qual- fiod him. Tho Fort Dodgo Messenger is about to move into a new building of its own, built expressly for its use, and will have quarters on the ground floor. It has bought.a double cyclinder Iloe press with a Dexter folding machine. The Messenger runs a weekly and semi-weekly and is cutting a wide swath in tho journalistic field. At a recent banquet in New York City Father Ducey, one of the co-workers with Dr. Parkhurst in m's great light against the Tammany organization, gave utterance to this sentiment: Creed has reigned long enough. It;is time for all creeds to co-ordinate and cooperate. Dr. Parkhurst has set an example that all of us, archbishops, bishops and priests, ought to follow. We want tho mastery ofno political organization, least of all Taramauy Hall. I thank Dr. Parkhurst for the example he has set the clergy, I feel convinced that Jesus Christ has blessed his work. * HO has followed Jesus Christ, and though he is but a heretic, I am prepared to follow him. Cleveland has made four W six million dollars since he entered public life, aud he has not made his money In protected in dustries either. The officials of tho present house have sent to the printer the unofficial list of the members of the fjfty<rfourth Congress. It shows up 344 republicans, 104 democrats, Q populists, one silver and one vacancy. The republicans will constitute move than two-thirds of the membership. The dejn- ocrats secure only 13 members from tne northern, states, while the republics Win $3 from toe sou them. The dewcierats se- pui'o sis solicj delegations, an KAMEAE FOE GOVERNOR; •Webster City Freeman : Perhapsino man in Iowa who is likely to-be mentioned in connection witu tue^noinuia- tiori for governor on the republican ticket nextfjear has more ofcjthe real* elements ol strength and fitness for the position thau pur honored fellow townsman, the Hon. John L. Kamrar. He posesses splendid executive . ability, rare judgment, great good sense, indomitable moral courage, indefatigar ble energy and much force _pf character—qualities highly essential for'.the successful discharge of official duties. His experience in public life; a'astate senator, presidential elector, and'fltber political positions, has", attested/'his. strength and merit as a workera : ndas' an excellent counselor.: He :is;a strong speaker, a ready debater, and his known sympathies with the masses of the people on all questions affecting the public welfare, and his pleasing personal address and manner; make him in all respects, an available and desirable candidate. As a republican he is always zealous and active,'and few men in the state are capable of making a better or stronger campaign on the stump. Having reached the maturity of years, being about fifty, with- a strong physical make up, and habits of great industry, he would bring to the executive office of the state that poise of mind and strength of judgment that would make him an ideal governor; and it is because of these high qualities, and his eminent fitness for public position, that the republicans of Hamilton county will unite in presenting Hon. John L. Kamrar, of Webster City, to the state convention next year, as a candidate for governor, with the full assurance and belief that in all the state there is not a better man for tbe place. THEIR NEW MAJOR. The Mason City Republican says of Captain Kirk of that place, who will be tlie new Major of the Fourth Iowa reg^ iment of National Guards: Capt, Kirk is the president of the Commercial Savings Bank of this city. He is also one of the leading members of the board of trustees of the Independence insane asylum, He thus, stands very high in financial and political circles. He has taken marked interest in the Iowa National Guards, The large armory at Mason City is own* ed by him. He has taken great pains to arrange it for the eonvenience of the boys, having fitted up a library and reading room for tboir benefit, and in every way shown a zeal for their wel* fare which entitles him to the highest praise, Capt, Kirk served one year as private in Co. A. 6tb regiment I- N. G.; wag' made 2nd lieutenant Feb< 34,1888, first lieutenant July 10, 1889, captain Oct. 1, 1991, and was transferred to the 4th, regiment April 3,0,189g. He is .a, gen. tlemen of unassuming manners, yet al* ways earrying himself with military peering- His fellow cijJii&eHs or thHi eity were joyou,g with the news o| |is EigU merit should the guards b,e ^M for active fluty, Jt js, probable $$ j$ Lieutenant Fra«k j}eiu] w jjj be prom* ote4 tp the .captaincy of 0o, AY v ^ TIMELY HOG CHOLERA Till Prevention by Isolation Said to be the Great A Subject of Interest to Many Kossiith County Farmefg— -Advice From the Iowa Hbrriestead. Ilog Cholera, or something that goes by that name,- has been destroying many thousands of dollars' worth of hogs in Kossuth county* und anything that so well posted a paper as the Iowa Homestead has to say relative to the means of stopping the disease will be of greater interest to farm readers alid readers idteresed in farming, than anything else We could give them. The following is an article in full OH hog cholera in last week's Homestead; Thero is a Very great danger just now of u quite serious and extensive outbreak ol the disease known as bog cholera, and it becomes every farmer, whether tbe disease is now Hear him or not, to take timely and efficient pre- cat(tioiis 1 against it. As we have said repeated y, genuine hotc cholera is a gre'ua disease. It does ijot originate cienovoon any farm; that is, it will not, and we had almost said, .cannot develop in any herd without the introduction of the germ o.t the disease from some other nerd. It' one pen of hogs is attacked with the disease and tbe isolation is so complete that the germ cannot be carried from tho sick pen lo the rest they \yill not take the disease, and the conditions on any or- ditiury farm are not so bad. as to develop it itself. The one thing, therefore, to do to prevent hog cholera is to keep out the germ. When one pen on a farm is affected i, is exceedingly difficult to do this, as the germ may be carried by rats, mice, dogs, or ou the boots of attendants, or on tho buckets in which slops are carried to the different pens. The chief thing, therefore, to do is to keep it off the farm. The serious character of the present outbreak lies in the fact that it hits obtained u lodgment in breeders' herds, and these now form the principal centers for the dissemination of the disease; and this is the point, therefore, that needs to be guarded. It easy to see how dangerous this may become. For example, a breeder makes a sale. A week before his sale takes place the germ may have found a lodgment in his herd. None of the animals yet are sick, for it requires a number of days for the development and increase of the germs introduced' before sickness makes its appearance. We dp not know j'ist how long, this period of incubation as it is. called, or the time between exposure to the- germ and developmentof the symptoms of the disease:, but it probably varies from, nine to fourteen days. A breeder may, therefore, in good faith make a sale believing that his hogs are perfectly healthy, but if they have been exposed toVth.e disease and are permitted to mingle freely with the- new herd after- purchase it is almost Certain that the .di^ease, \vill appear in u large per cejati of these herds ur in as many/as; that have been exposed to thejj'disease: have been introduced, ]':•• '•; ^ • i V ; There is'one easy way to avoid this danger aud that is to isolate every hog- brought from a different herd for four- teeu days; in other words, to place it in u pen by itself at some distance from the other hogs on the place, and if the hog is well and healthy at, the end of fourteen days we would regard it as saf e"to introduce it. ; Some years ago we had two herds of thoroughbred bogs; one of them had the cholera; the other, located a mile and a half from it wasentirely free., We expected the second herd to take it sooner, or later, notwithstanding every possible precaution was taken against inter-commun- cation of man or beast between the two herds. We believe that we could have saved the one herd had it not been that one day a dealer in hogs that had died from cholera drove into the yard; and in less than two weeks from that time the herd was affected; aud for the most part destroyed. From this sec : ond herd we shipped hogs for two or three weeks under the following conditions : That thft hogs should be isolated as above described for 'two weeks; if they took sick and died no pay was expected, If, however, they were alive at the end of fourteen days, they should "be paid for. In no case did sickness follow. When the disease appeared we stopped shipment and restored all orders. We advise every man from this on who buys a hog from any herd, whether n breeder or a farmer, to adopt this policy. It is the only safe one, and if followed will save in all probability the loss of a good many thousand dol" lurs to our readers, we do not wish .to be understood that the herds -of all breeders in the West, or even H large per cent, of them; are 8jffec'ted,-bwt we do know that some of the herds are, an4 if there were but one we should advise these same precaution!- I» fact it is the only safe way under any cir* cumstances; and should be .made the settled policy of every farmer in, intro' ducing strange hogs to his herds, There is more or less danger at all times, but at this particular time and this season of the year the danger is particularly great. This year, witb the . high price of corn, hogs cost all 'they ave worth, and for the farmer 4o lose hjs hogs now i§ to lose his entire crop of corn and whatever else <bas gone to feed. them, The general^conditiona seem to us tp be such, that hogs will be very valuable inside of >tbe nesst twelve months, and, tberefpre, it ta ja wattef not exactly of life ancuJeatp, but in' wiving prosperity or aaYersity tp keep the disease out Pf-<the totf* The mpyepent Q*.«toi«a, fcQ» ber.«J to herd m tee ueighfeprbaaa je. ordinarily very glow, &R4 it usually gives farmers time to >refluce tl>e» crop *and |bu| followed this Subject tip veff dfi&ty, .afld have ftaid a sum tot oarexpWie"ftci& that would take font ftgufes'to tell irt dollars, ahd we kbotf that we are talk ifig Straight at the pocket book and bank account when we make the above suggestions. KM JfAIL AND $360. That was the sentence pronounced by Judge Lot Thomas against J. it. Grose, proven guilty of obtaining prop- efty tinder false pretenses. If Cfose prefers it, he can serve out his whole sentence in jail ifl nittety days* The sentence is a light one, considering the offence. It was probably owing to the representations made to the judge in relation to the sorry condition of the defendant's family that the sentence was made as light as it Was. May be the Weakness of the incriminating evidence Was another consideration sug« gestihg a light infliction of punish* inent. It is to be .hoped now that the men Who have profited by (he scaly worke done by Crose und other opera* tors will step up like meh and pay the $300 fine. If they hesitate about it, Crose ought to be in shape to compel that action. It is to be hoped, too, that we have seen the end of blue sky business in Algona. GOOD IDEA FOR ALGONA. Forest City Summit: Prof. Stout and the entire teaching force of our city schools went over to Algona on Friday and spent the day in visiting the schools at that place. This was in accordance with a plan adopted by our progressive board of education, whereby it was decided to allow the teachers one day of each term in which to visit the schools of neighboring towns, ,and it will undoubtedly result in much good to all concerned. The teachers report a very pleasant visit with their coworkers at Algona, and of course they enjoyed the outing hugely. The next visit will probably be to Albert Lea or Mason City. POTATOES— EARLY CHIOS,, Eighty cents a bushel. Leave orders for your winter's supply at my office. . C.L.'LUND. SHOW-CP OF TJLK TitM 6hafi6e of a Lifetime id Deraohstfate the Litefaf-y pefidfity temmetsbutg Wants to Match Met JSrigftt \ Scholars With Those of the Aig6ha Schools ift Litetary Contest. Last spring, just when the Aigofia schools Wete prepailng for the statei oratorical contest, there came rt dial* lenge from the Emffletsburg'schools for a debating contest. Of course it could not be accepted, and being offered at the time it was, it looked a little like ah effort to make capital out of otif refusal which might have been foreseen* In spite of appearances that way, however, we think it was boiia fide, and evidence that it was a sincere proposal to meet our youths in the intellectual arena is afforded by a renewal of the challenge at a time when we can accept it with thanks. The Emmetsburg; l)etnocrat of last week renews thechal* lenge to the schools of Algona, Spencer and Estherville, as follows: The high schools of our city not long ago asked the schools of our neighboring cities—Spencer, Algona and Estherville—to participate in a jointdebate and literary contest, but no response has been made by any of our sister cities. Our young Emmetsburgers are ready for the fray and veritably seek, competition. They want the Contest" even if they should lose. There should be no hesitation or delay in advising the Emmetsburg school that Algona will unite with her in a friendly contest for literary honors. It would be a great thing for both schools. Emmetsburg has some very bright scholars, but Algona will not feel disposed to concede that they are brighter than her own until she has to. Don't fail to inspect those beautiful' lamps, and fancy dishes at Walker Bros. Great December Bargains! JOHN GOEDBRS, Algoim, Iowa. In ordel* to ^.reduce .our, r ,l$rgie,-;J Stock of Goods before January 1st, we have decided to nlake such LOW PK1CES during this •*l ' , L^ month on Winter Goods so the / _.' •*' entire stock will be closed out in "• » 30 days, will quote 1 you our closing prices on a few items: Dress Goods — . AH Shades and Styles. AH our $1.25, $1.35, $1,50) Press Goods go at ...... ) All 90c and $1.00 Dress ) Goods go at. ....... : . , . y Cheaper Dress Goods Equally as Cheap. , Velvets and Plushes will be sold at a discount of 20 per cent. Clothing — All cloth Overcoats $15, ) (Mo f]K. $16, $17, 818, go at ..... f JlO./D I All Men's suits from $15 to $20, goat ........... Boy's and Children's suits, equally as low, Under wear—Qur entire stock of Men's Underwear will go at 85Q per cent off for Cash. John Goeders, w* '< '-r-i^j ' "£ ,-* %"• •^ "* t»K, >\ • :-?&«' yi''3$* i the mm public aajes e| fine Jjpgs ,te tlie greater mil i i , J , ' \ VJ L '„ '*T?KV"'eV & "Cf* ^^^_^ ; ' '., ' n'''gsV^P^n Vf*>f f*l$f. ^^||p|sp|a^(|||

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