The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1894 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 12, 1894
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BY MILTON fef-ffis <ot Subseflptloh. *Jn« copy, one year, in adfabde.. H.W •Ohe copy, si* months. In adtance ?6 - - - ?$ three rtoftUiMfi advanae........ 40 p, , .......... Subscriptions oontinno till ordered stopped and All arrearages are paid. The very latest on the question of the governor* salary is from a country paper Which declares that it has "quit mourning over the deprivation of laboring men and officials who get more money each year than it does." There are people enough who do not see why the governor of Iowa ought not to live as cheaply as the country editor has to, and the same people would probably see no reason why a governor should not skirmish around and collect his salary in the same sized instalments. These frugal souls would think the governor " stuck up" if he objected to taking potatoes, pumpkins, cabbages, geese feathers and cornstalks on his salary. One of these people who measures everything in his own half bushel writes to the Marshalltown Times- Bepublicau to tell how he saved $200 of his salary as a member of the legislature. This man thinks that the governor might put up at a $3.00 a week boarding house and boycott the horses of a state which can boast the finest in the world by riding in the street cars exclusively. He would not even be generous enough to "run things by jackasses," as they are said to be| doing down at Washington. It is easy for those who have no children to provide for and who never expended anything for education to figure expenses for somebody else's family, in which the actual annual demands for education alone may require more than half the present salary of our governor. It may also be clear to such as have no business nor the capacity to build a business up tbat no pecuniary sacrifice is involved in the abandonment of a business or professional career in the prime of life, and taking the present salary for two or four years as a counterbalance, but all these things go to show that there are many people who are unreasonable. It seems to have been the notion of some of the fathers of the republic that it was hardly the thing to accept any money equivalent for their public services. Washington and Franklin inclined, we believe, to this view, and their practice was consistent with it. They were men of property as well as of qualification . But in our humble beginnings wealth was a by no means universal accompaniment of capacity for public service, and the time has not yet come when it is. There is nobody who proposes that the government, in any department, shall be a poor charge. 'Yet salaries are an in- finitessimal item or public expense. In this state that is conspicuously so, for all the salaries are small, the governor getting $3,600 and the secretary, auditor, treasurer and superintendent only $2,200. The office of railroad commissioner was created but recently and incumbents of that office, who are not believed to be overworked, are given 63,000 each. But it is in the feed offices where the incumbents make enormous hauls. There should be a readjustment of salaries fixed many years ago, when the state was thinly settled and poor, with not maeh to show where the seat of government was located, when Des Moines was a frontier settlement, and when the emoluments of office were considered princely. If such a readjustment were made probably we should see the salaries of all the state offices aside from governor raised to $3,000, and the latter raised to $5,000 or $6,000. Our neighbors on the north and south, Minnesota and Missouri, pay $5,000. Wisconsin pays house set side by side with their splendid state Capitol. In other words they have some sense of what is fitting in the position of their chief magistrate. The fiftpiJSLtcAft inclines to the impression that Towa demands the best talent, and therefore the best paid talent in het governor, and that she will willingly pay such a governor a salary equal to that of our congressmen or {jnited States senators. The sum of the whole business is that no financial scheme that the democratic party proposes at the present time can have the confidence of the country. The news that the present congress had passed and Cleveland had signed a law to putour finances on a new basis would cause a panic any day. We shall have to worry along for the present with the money we have. The discussion Jn the senate of a rule to put an end to debate and to bring questions to a vote is again on. There is no doubt but publicopinion favors the rules in thatn-egard which are in force in the house. The country holds the majority responsible for what is done, but under the existing rules the majority in the senate can do nothing against a determined opposition by the majority. There is no sense in con tinning such absurd situation. The trouble down in AlaHvma does not begin nor end with Kolb. It comes of the deep seated belief that the democrats have counted their candidate in by the most glaring frauds. It is hard to handle such a feeling. Then Alabama has no statutory provision for election contests. It is the only state in the union in which no opportunity is provided for investigating charges of fraud. The failure to enact such a law is good evidence of intent to commit, when necessary, the crimes which such a statute would end by rendering them of no effect. It was settled last week that Evans, republican, is to be governor of Tennessee. His plurality over Turney, democrat, was shown by the canvass of votes by the legislature to be 841. And so the G. O. P. moves on. With the government running behind in its expenses every month, and with the bonded debt running up at the rate of fifty million dollars every few months, Cleveland comes up smiling with a recommendation to put coal and iron ore on the free list right away. Great statesman, that man Cleveland. CASES If) DISTRICT COURT, Tlie interior department cuts down the estimated expense for pensions another ten millions, in anticipation of the saving it is going to make, but it is noteworthy that the total appropriations asked for by the several departments comes within a million of the amount allowed last year. It is in their pension scrimplngs that the democrats propose to make their reputation for economy. The democrat who thinks more about "getting even" than about the welfare of the party is a good man to send to the rear and to keep there.—Humboldt Independent. O, no, Bro. Adams. Don't send any more democrats to the rear. It is too crowded there now. Any who may have had his doubts regarding the goodness and generosity of newspaper men should bolster up his confidence with the assurance of the State Register that "newspaper men always know more than they write; they always shield more than they expose; they are always more merciful than cruel. The man who trusts a newspaper man may rely on the fact that he will bo treated fairly. It is the mean, contemptible, suspicious hypocrite that the newspapers are always after. No manly man was ever hurt by a newspaperman, And no one is quicker to see the manner of man one is than the newspaper who studies men and their actions day unto day." the same, and Illinois pays $6,000, Poverty stricken North Dakota pays her 'governor $3,000. Counting out Illinois and Missouri with their great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, Iowa ranks highest of these states in popu" lation and wealth, while the millions which the people of Iowa put into their state house, and which they are putting into their state institutions signify anything but a niggardly spirit, We have men in Iowa today who would gladly meet any demand upon their private purses which the office of governor might make, wfco wpuld even spend $20,000 for a single day's pag^ in Chicago ouv of tber own ample take the honors Pf the jtidge'f horrid tJpefi§ With & Full tJdck i is Mide. Interesting Road tifttnage Button's Case Gottiea rriahia joint Meri Plead Court opeiied Monday, Judge tot Thomas presiding, 203 cases on the docket, insuring an abundance of material for disposition. There have been no jury trials so far, but a large ttunv bet of continuances have been granted and sotne defaults entered Up, Yesterday F. M. Taylor secured di* vorces for Mrs. Lillie B. Warden, of Whittemore, and Kate E, Champion, and a case was tried to the court in' volving the rights and obligations of petitioners for roads. This was an appeal taken by D. II. Hutchins from an award of damages by the board of supervisors. Mr. Hutchins was one of eomo thirty petitioners for the road. On the appeal being taken all the other petitioners came forward and asked to have the road declared vacated and the costs taxed to the appellant. The only question was as to the costs. E. V. Swotting np- peared for Hutchins and the county attorney for the other petitioners and after a hard fight, which was witnessed by an interested crowd, the decision was given to the plaintiff Hutchins. Kelley and O'Rourke, the Gerrnania beer joint men, plead guilty, and their sentence will be given on Friday. The State case against J. B. Thornton was dismissed on motion of the couuty attorney. The case against the Lotts Creek school officers was continued. The case against J. L. Sutton for cheating by false pretences is set for Thursday. The two cases involving the Root. Stevenson estate have been consolidated and continued for depositions. The Whittemore damage case and the Henry Thompson case against the Milwaukee road are continued. The case of Blaker Kinney, of Baucroft, against the Des Moines Insurance Company, is set for trial on Friday. _ _ TWENTY-SIX NEW BOOKS. Late Publications Placed in the Algona Monday Club Library. 1 Lord Ormont and His Arminta, by ^•iSeSe 1 ' Lauderd'ale, F.; Marion C ™G?Mfeu8toln, F. Marion Crawford 4. The New Rector, Stanley J. Weyman. 5. A Gentleman of France, , fatanley J. W <?. Y Ca a therme Do Medici, Honore De Bal- illQV the to scow a defiisibti ia ttieif I'be selfccitoti of Instrfifiiehtal etidefed bt the fltiattett6 t Messrs. Mlty, H««t, Stacy fttid Gaffieldj was Marked feaittfe bi the ftfogfaia afid Was receiVed with Well deserved dp- ilaltse. fried— On the gerrymander the New York Evening Post wisely says: That the gerrymander is a boomerang was never more clearly shown than In the recent elections, when overwhelming republican majorities were elected to the legislatures of New Yjrk, Indiana, Wisconsin and other states which the democrats thought they had so cunningly reapportioned as to insure the continued dominance of their party. The republicans are generally disposed to make a fair use of their victory, The quick succession of overwhelming defeats in the nation for the democrats seems to have opened the eyes of the politicians all aronpd and shown them that the surest way to win success is to deserve it. A wonderful sub-marine torpedo boat has been invented by an Australian which can sink to any depth below the surf ace of the sea, stay under for several days and move about at the will of its commander, without the knowledge of navigators on the surf ace. It can send projectiles upr wards into the bottoms of vessels, It is one of the greatest inventions of the age if it can do what is claimed, C> The Ethics of the Dust, John Euskin. s' Highland Cousin, Wm. Black. o! Letters of Travel', Phillips Brooks 10. With Fire and Sword, Henryk Sienk- uite Eighteen .Susan Coolridge. as jgut it is it a handsome equivalent- tfie bestpplicy fqrlpwa to rule tbat »o»e t>wt> rich snail sit in toe governor's afford to pay tbe governor ai we pay the state printer or wtbw thso ma&e that rule. »otWBg, i» fact, which we coijW RO& better afford ttee the euch as has rujea the thing wWeh we Cedar Rapids JJepqblic»n : Jt i? beyond he Uerj of or4inwry morals why any sen* sible reftu 8bQWl4 in tfce face of insufficient reven yes advocate measures which would certainly CJHJS43 greater deficienc.ea unless 12. 13. jfoneiopo iri-iB, «.."«'•*"-«•—•-• n 14. Rags and Velvet Gowns, A. U. l^Tdlby, Geo. Du Maurier. 1C. Statesman's Year Book, J. bcott K 17* l Who Wast Lost and Is Found, Mrs. °18. h The Vicar of Morwcnstow, Baeing 19. Sweet Clover, Clara Louise Barn- h SoI'Doitor Dick, Kate Tennant Woods 31. Pomona's Travels, Frank R. btoclc- t0 22. The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Jerome K. Jerome. Tn»i, n wi S3, Van Biber and Others, Ricliaid 34. A. Bachelor Maid, Mrs, Burton Har- U 25? In the High Valley, Susan Coolidge, 26. Toiuctte's Philip, C. V. Jamson. EDITORS WILL ORGANIZE. A Call Issued for a Meeting of Editors With a View to Organizatio^. The editors are not going to be behind the doctors any longer. A call for a meeting for county organization has been issued by Ike Finuell, Qbair- man of the committee of the district editorial association on county organization, who has sent to every editor in the county a notice which reads; AIXSONA, IOWA, Dec. 7,1894.—Dear Sir: There will be a meeting of the editors of Kossuth county at the Thorington House in Algona, Monday, Doc. 17,1894, at 1 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of organizing a County Editorial Association, It is earnestly hoped that you will bo present at that time to assist in the organization ' such a society, Respectfully, I, M. FfiWSW/, Chairman Committee on County Organization. It strikes us that this will be a good thing. OF THANKS. We wish to tender oHrsjpcereib to ail those who so kinaiy assisted ing the Jate sickness ^ dear busb»n4 and father. 8. g, he at the same time suggested sometbiwg which should, make up for the Joss sure to follow the adoption of his recpmniejida- tions, yet this is precisely what Grpver plevel&nd did. whenboady&cated . of the duties on coal and, iron, suggested no plan whereby the resulting loss of revenue could, b.e made go,pd. FJHE &QQP8 QU IOTIOB T ,411 parties owipg we are notified t>< settle feefoye Psqenober 15tb, as I aw going on wy tarm. I will be found. wy bouse in Alg J04J IT WAS Tfce THJS The society |py $b.e ai-e BetthaiBj ol Mihtseapoiis, Was Visitifig fi-ifefids i« Algdfta last Week, L. J- Uice Visited idWa fails last week, retuftiittg Mooday* Judge Cbokj of Webstef City, atid Mr, Moetliiig, of JEtatnetsbtifg, Were tnottgthe attorneys attehdittg court yestei-day. Geo. W» HawkitiSj the Biirt jeweler, as a Rspt/SLiCAlvr en Her yestetday, 0. It. Soiberg, of Germafiia, was in own yesterday. Mr. Solbefg has great aStb in the future of Gertnania. Mrs. A. L. Peterson is hotne from a isit at Livertbote. Frank tt. Slagle, principal of the pub- .c schools at Strawberry Point, is home n a vacation necessitated by a scarlet ever outbreak. Ed Hist is home from Minneapolis. Miss Myrtle Nicoulin is in Minneap- lis visiting friends. D. A. Haggard returned yosterday rom his southern trip. He visited the cene of the first battle he was in, at lartsville, Missouri, and says things ook almost exactly as thej did thirty ears ago. Mrs. Pollard, of Burt, was visiting rs. Garfleld last week. II. S. Vaughn and wife departed for heir home in Denver last .Friday. Mrs. W. F. Walker is visiting friends ri town. She will remain until the olidays. Will L. Hall is in McGregor. Humboldt Ind.: Mrs. B. F. Grose, f Algona, who has been visiting her nany friend at Lu Verne, Livermore, nd other parts, of the county, got round to Dakota City last week where be has gladdened the hearts of many riends with agreeable calls. Her friduds re found in every home in Dakota. Burt Monitor: Jno. Daniels, who moved from Algona, up here and is em- loyed in W. H. Shaeffer's wagon shop, as traded his Algona house and. lot to 3, J. Murtagh for lots in Burt. If the leather will permit, it is bis intention ,o build on them this fall. Mr. Daniels s a good worker, a steady man, and we .re glad he is here for keeps. Judge Hugh W. Maxwell, of Des koines, well-known to many Algona >eople, died last Thursday morning, le was a man of high character and ibility. He was 67 years old. Reporter: Sydney Blossom, of Algona, was an Emmetsburg visitor, Wednesday. He came to attend to some business matters Mrs. H. F. Wat>on, of Algona, came over Monday and spent the day, the guest of Mrs/'J. P. 3rose Miss Elsie Hunt, of Algona, was a visitor in this city, the first of the week. While here she was the guest of Mrs..D. W. Bu.rlingame. Miss Edith ' Sifert, of Sioux City, passed through town Monday, on her way to Wykoff, Minnesota, to take care of her sister, Mrs. Eaton, who is sick. Mrs. Ilarlan, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, a sister of Mrs. Geo, Simpkins, arrived here last week and is caring for the latter in her sickness. D. H. Hutchins and wife arrived home Friday from Malone, N. Y., where they had been visiting for a coupl.e of months. Mrs. Dr. Paul was visiting Algona friends last week. Alexander White was at Whittemore last week assisting in the invoice of the John Paul Lumber Company at tbat place. The wife of Sheriff Samson visited b er "Whittemore friends last week. Clark Peck is visiting in Wisconsin- Staple and Amerieati arid Imported, Crystal and Colored* Plain and " Engraved. Table Sets. Watef Set& Berry Sets, Sauce Blsliee. Bdkle Dishes, Fruit Dishes, S^rup Jtigg, Vmegar Jtip, Oil Jugs, Bread Platen Cake Plates, Cheese Plates, Casters. Water Bottles. Decanters, Rose Jars, Etc, A lot of Glassware in various articles that four out of five persons pronounce Cut Glass, until we tell them the price. ' ^ An unusually handsome assortment of High Art China and Porcelains from all parts of the world, presenting a curious and instructive study to those interested in Cera HEBE WE HAVE Plates, Cups and Saucers, After Dinner Coffees, Five O'clock Teas, Teapots, Chocolate Pots, Cocoa Pitchers, Cracker Jars, Punch Bowls, Salad Bowls, Cream Jugs, Celery Trays, Vases, Etc., From China. Japan. India. Austria. France. G-ermany. England. J The BEST are offered to the public by THE | HUP — QMcago's greatest clothing store! Made of strjctly all-wool, cloth-well fitting and strong—wo can positively guarantee them the JBesi iSaJ'Snins for tHe WU>»ey | evei 1 given oy anybody. "ft OR IB The M Head-To-Foot Fpr Boys from 5 to 15 yean consist of One Boutol Coat, Two S»wlrN of J , a StawJey Cap* made to pjatcfi tho quit, andOoetPfttr of Sl»oes,pi&tl0 o* splld leather very neat, yet as °I f ^ Each of which are distinguished by peculiarities of material and production characteristic of their origin, and all decorated with that'ibare beauty of design perfection of finish which stamps the handiwork of skilled artists everywhere. JOME AND SEE US_^ A visit to our store does not imply any obligation to purchase. We are always pleased to show our goods. GRANGE FtiR HOLIDAY GOODS We have just opened up the most beautiful and varied line of useful Holiday Goods ever shown in this city, Complete in Every Department, and as for Prices, we are offering a great many articles at one-half their price in former years. Our line throgh out is made up of useful goods. Beyond Comparison! We have Metal G-oods in great yari- ety, QeUuloid, Plush and Leather G-oods, Juvenile Books, G-ame^ ©to, BOOKS! BOOKS, BOOKS! All $ud8 of Books; T§aoh©r's and Family Bft>to8, y An>iuns, ©to. St. Reds Indian- state o Fancy Baskets: THE HUB -^^ *PP t^^S ^^^fl^P i x^P ^Wi^^y^^ ^iff^^w*

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