The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 9, 1895
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•1 ',, '*3*r-j-r3 **£,*. :^\i ^V^* A Christian Scientist chnteh costing some 1200,000 has Just beeh dedicated in Boston with ft great gush of enthu* siasmi This sect ia believed by the ordinary sane mind to represent the most remarkable fanaticism of our times. It is proving, a pesteferous, trouble* breeding center of influence in some of our western towns, and nothing but the seeming candor and good inten^ tiotts of its devotees protects it from •vigorous suppressive measures, the adoption of the name under which the sect goes is not probably regarded seriously by anybody. We have such a stretch of liberty in these times that we do not quarrel about names, but of course the same liberty allows us to enjoy tbe humorous • aspect of the claims these people make. That a sect which denies the evidence of the senses testifying to the presence in the world of disease as an objective reality should assume to speak for anything from a scientific point of view is to the unbeliever the top notch of absurdity, but there is in this astonishing pretension nothing wilder or more fantastic than is represented in the other half of the name. It is not to be anticipated that a little bunch of crack-brained enthusiasts who set out by convincing themselves that all the rest of the world are idiots are going to turn the rivers of opinion up stream. The alleged Christian scientists are wholly unobjectionable in that regard, as they are incapable of deluding anybody having any conception either of science or Christianity. They : should be got along with as comfortably as possible, and except in cases of serious illness, and when the protection of children is called for, considerations of humanity will suggest that they be permitted to soar unfettered the lofty regions of the imagination where the actualities of life and nature cannot make afraid. the Easi khd at6ft9ignotantt5f tfre ifanS-Mi§8i&if>t>i ®bttfitty aBp* Hold aU ttdst fts f><Jot 8B opinion oi ft *A aW Webster, fientoH aftid .Galhofltt fifty years ago. " fine Wild and Woolly West" ma? TJS afi e*pfessioft regarded »s elevet in New York, afld there- ate iaofe men and women who hate beefi educated in Kew England and the East living west ef the Mississippi River than ate living in Hew York, and they ate spending more money on education than the great Empire State and all New England. The past generation included Ohio and all west of New York and PenhsyU vania in the West. That would make the East very insignificant today. But take even the territory west of the Mississippi River and lay upon the map of that section'a map of the country east of the great river and there will still be room enough for the maps of Great Brittaiu and Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, the Neth • erlands, with Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and all the minor States of Europe, Russia alone being exempted from the continent. Or we might place the map of the Chinese Empire on the map of this Western empire and still have room enough for Japan, with Great Britain, European Turkey, Norway and Sweden to lie between them and preserve the peace. When we consider that the country west of the Mississippi River measures 2,213,165 square miles and that part of the United States lying east of the Mississippi 882,435 square miles, ttirift legislation ftto* tfeW6ratifi ft& ffii |ntdffier atie ffcity mm jfite pw et ptttmiaing td enlfttfte dot foreign ffittketf^to secure nwfotelgfi mat* tots' fot out fatme% . • The Worst of it is thai the loss of these foreign markets through democratic tatifflegislation attd admihlstffttiofi is only the beginning 6f the evil cons* quences. the Sdtfd §6fifttol is in efaubt) Items of Business. ltd iupshtfsdf tJi&tfietinf iR«cotdfet's Fefts ate the Otde* fcf f e Special tBtttt WWAtL tiotrttb measures only we may have some appreciation of the confidence the people of the great West have in their opinions touching national questions It ia true that only about one-fourth of the population of the United States now live west of the Mississippi, but they have the resources, and they are attracting the people who will in another generation make this the most populous as it is tbe most extensive part of our country. This West has for some years been acknowledged the great food producing section, as it has within its bound- A NEEDED AGITATION. A series of temperance meetings is being held at Sioux City, led by Alex Cooper, a reformed inebriate and gambler, who has .given many years of successful effort in behalf of thos& cursed with the drink habit. Of work such as Mr. Cooper is doing the Sioux City Journal well says: Such work is worthy of all encouragement always., It is never out of place. Keeley cures, legislative edicts, paper,; resolutions; may, have proper places and may' aeconv plish some good, tout after all'.the ;vital point is moral and physical health. Substantial reform, or betterment if the word "reform" has become suspicious, must relate ito the individual- must arise from individual avoidance or abandonment of the liqiwr habit. The vice of drunkeness, with its wastes of time, money, health, credit and industrial efficacy, inflicts fearful penalties upon the individual. It is well and needful that these and many other aspects of the case be pressed upon men with special and particularized energy, with the fullness of sympathy and practical helpfulness which the moral forces of the community should always show, but too often do not as they should. The inauguration of this movement by Mr. ,the western border and by a son of Francis Murphy in the eastern part of the state is a hopeful indication. Whatever may be held with respect to laws designed to suppress or regulate the liquor traffiic, there need be-no difference of opinion on the proposition that all such laws are aided and strengthened in their operation by a ; healthy moral sentiment. It has ibeen unfortunate that there has been almost no temperance agitation along these lines during the period since the enactment of prohibition. As a result the temperance question has become too much a political question and not enough a matter of vital concern to the individual. It has been regarded as a grave question, but the elevation or downfall of political parties in state or nation is of small meaning when we compare with it the moral uplifting or the 'ruin of our citizensbip. If we could have a thorough awakening of the people of Iowa to the waste of the drinking . . habit the laws could be left to the care of themselves, ' mfo wv>w«>ij"" »«* — — aries the greatest wheat State, the greatest corn State, and the great plains on which the cattle and sheep are fed that feed not only the East but send meat to all civilized countries. This is the contribution of the present generation in the West to the world's living, but it is not satisfied. It has reached out the hand of engineering skill to tap the rivers and make the arid plains and mountain valleys produce tbe fruits and vegetables of all the rest of the country, reclaimed millions of acres from the, sagebrush^, and formed a combination of sun, water and soil that makes the farmer and fruit grower of the East stand in mute wonder as be sees and realizes the production from such a combination. The East has so long regarded the West aa a combination of arid plains and mineral mountains that it has been slow to recognize the real value of that great section. Even Chicago, the great nerve center, has not fully appreciated the full extent of its pulse throbs, but the West is, in extent and resources, tbe greatest empire on the face of the globe, and its voice will one day be the most potent not only in Washington but in all the world. At the annual banquet of thefioston Merchant^ Association, last Wednesday night, Congressman ttoiiivef taade a speech on the currency question in which he said, referring to the finati* cial schemes now before congress: "it is not necessary to discuss the wisdom of the changes proposed, Even the sudden approach of the millennium would paralyze trade \ at least till people got time to see what a general mil" Fennium looketi like, and of course a bogus millennium looking mote like the crack of doom than the dawn of a per* feet day, would operate even worse. Give us back the prosperity of 1882 and the American people willeo joyously on their way without any further aug* gestions from the secretary of thetreas^ ury. Take the badges of idleness and poverty from the working people of the United States and they will manage to get on .even without receiving the blessings of life on the Baltimore plan." The Des Moittes correspondent of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil gets in this interesting piece of political gossip in connection with the recent meeting of the State Teacher's Association: Having settled the queestion as to who shall be the nominee of the next republican state convention for state superintendent of schools, the teachers have adjourned. The county suoer- intendents won their case and secured the election of Prof. Barrett, county superintendent of Mitchell county, as president of the state association for the ensuing year. Prof. Barrett is the candidate of the anti-Sabin forces for state superintendent, and his election as president was the first step in the campaign in his favor. .There is a powerful combination formed to defeat Mr. Sabin. Everything so far has been secretly done and Mr. Sabin's friends are not yet aware of the existence of this clique. Your correspondent obtained the facts by a little strategy, but violates no pledges in giving them to the public. The educators of the state are going into politics and that is all there is to it. There is certain legislation that they desire and certain rulings on certain questions that they wish to secure and in oruer to do so they believe they must have a hand in politics. . The Upper Des Moine* Editorial Association will meet at Nevada, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 1, 1895. HON. S. M. CLABK, of tho Keokuk Gate City, will deliver the principal address, and JOHNSON BRIGHAM of the Midland Monthly, E. B. STIIXMAN of the Jefferson Bee, J. G. DUEKELL of the Dayton Review, A. M. ADAMS of the Huiribolt Inde- The county board catne tegethet Monday afternoon and at once took tip the business of the new year, Mf. dhubbwas again honored With the chairmanship, a position which he is quite familiar with, and which he fills with efficiency and universal acceptance* Mr, Leaader Barton, of Lu Verne, took his seat as a member of theboardjandone of the first things Was to swear in Mr. FVDi Ca'lkins as Auditor, and approve the selection of Mart Weaver as his ; deputy, Much of the afternoon was spent in the examination and approval of bonds and in the allowance of bills, The special order yesterday was the adoption of a schedule for the government of assessors* The indications are that nothing will be done at present in relation to the division of the county into super* visor districts. The Board was wrest* ling with the question of the recorder's salary this morning. It is found that the new law allows the Board considerable discretion in the matter. Auditor Calkins has done well in the selection of Mart Weaver as his deputy. Mr. Weaver was not an applicant for the position, but Mr, Calkins became aware of his superior qualifications and surprised him with the proffer of the place. Mr. Calkins is a business man of large and successful experience, and has held numerous positions as exacting as that which he assumes as county Auditor, there is no doubt that the office will be conducted in accordance with the highest standards. Mr. Calkins and Mr. Weaver will make a full team. The familiar figure of Supervisor Rawson is absent at this session. Mr. Rawson was a very faithful and competent man, and his retirement is tobe regretted. Appeal lt> the Pf B, fti Tifeket Agenfc-IU V, Seetfe. City Teacher—jpfdfVlticharaa, Oeuntfi Teacher—tffank Parsons. Graifl Buyet—Wi k. NiVet. Well Digf?er-Geo. Simmons. Carpenter--!}. H. Brown, - Barber-Gteo, HilL , Blacksmiths-Mrs. Emma Chapman. Day Laborer—James ginnell* Book Agents-Luther Blood. Dtide=4ohn Goodwin. ButcherWaeob Martyi Music Bealer-rMis Bowen, Landldfd^A, Larimer, Drayman— V. .H, JPatton Shemaker—Pa") tfeehttef. postmaster-^i, P, Harrison, r—R, W» Hanna, find FffesZiBgV With fid SffidHfc «fld the pendent, A. B. FUNK of the Spjrjt Lake Beacon, have promised to be present and a'ddre'ss tlie meeting upon topics 'which will be announced later. ' ' \ ' Cleveland keeps right on making blunders. Here he has appointed one Frederick A. Peck to be postmaster at Humboldt and left our friend Al Adams out in the cold. Whether Mr. Adams antagonized the foreign policy of the administration we do not know, but we do know'that Mr. Adams can make a funnier speech ithan Cleveland can, and that he is much more highly respected in this county and would poll a bigger vote for postmaster at Humboldt. UP #'0 LATE .'. . Sioux City Journal: The government of Belgium has just prohibited the importation of live cattle from the United States. '. The action of Belgium The Milford Mail has changed form and increased its size and Is now a five- column quarto. The Mail is ahead of its town. '_'). The action of Gov. Knute Nelson, of Minnesota, Incoming out as a candidate for United States senator agajnst Washburn, Is one of those things which tend to disgust men with the hoggishness of politics. If Nelson was an aspirant for the practically | senatorshlp he should not have run for SAWBONES IN SESSION. Kossuth Couhty Medical Society Holds an Interesting Annual Meeting- Yesterday—A Significant Resolution. The Kossuth County Medical Society held its first regular annual meeting in the parlors of the Thorington House yesterday afternoon. Tht-re was a yery good attendance, and the county at large was ''well represented. Those present fronroutside of Algeria were Doctors Hill and' Kinney of Wesley, Bfane and Peters of Burt, 'Paul of Whittemore, Lacy and. Bliss of< Lu Verne. Walters of'Bancroft, and.Dun- lap of Ledyard. A paper on appendicitis, read by. Dr. Pride, was quite thoroughly discussed. Dr.; McCoy was. expected to report, regarding the recent meeting of railroad surgeons in Milwaukee, but he was called :out ; to perform a surgical operation. The matter of bills against the county for medical attendance upon the poor was brought up, and became a subject of , dispussion, which resulted in the adoption' of a resolution caljirig.upon members to submit all such bills to the association to be passed upon before presentation to the board. The matter of Dr. Lacy's bill, which has gone into the courts, was not specifically discussed. The election of officers for the coming .year resulted as follows: President, H. C. McCoy; Vice President, J. E. Hill of Wesley; Treasurer, C. B, Paul, of Wbit- temore, and Secretary, Geo. Lacy, of LuVerne. Seymour Allen is doing horseshoe in at Bradley & Nicoujin's shop, 15-17 LOCAL LITIGATION, The Lasers are Busy—Cases in Justice and District Court. The Stephenson estate was in court again Saturday, Judge Quarton giving a hearing in chambers on an application by the widow for a year's support, tbe testimony was not concluded. Depositions are being taken in the Piumley will case by attorneys Sullivan and Clarke. Miss Beulah Dickie son testified yesterday and it'required a lively stenographer to get all of the words down. Miss King, of Webster City, Judge Cook's stenographer, took the notes. . Justice Clarke had a dog case before him a few days ago. The dog was alleged to be dead, and the disconsolate owner, Gus Bacon, wanted $25 from Fred Paine for the fun of shooting it. Attorney Raymond appeared for Bacon and asked for a continuance, which lawyer Swetting vigorously opposed and His Honor denied, whereupon the plaintiff asked to have the case dismissed. The case of Danson & Butler against H. C. Dodge and D. D. Dodge as inter- venor, which was sent back by the district court to Justice Clarke's court for retrial, was heard again, resulting in another verdict for the plaintiffs. The point involued was the collection of a note held by plaintiffs as collateral. There was a lively lawsuit in Justice Taylor's court last.Saturday in which Mrs. Naomi Henry sought to recover from O. E. Minkler some $49 for nursing the latter's wife and child. The plaintiff was represented by, McMahon and tbe defendant by Cohenour. A great many witnesses were examined, and at the close of a lengthy and wordy legal engagement the plaintiff was awarded judgement for the full amount of her claim. J> J. WilkltiSOh, ft iotmel Nebraska, is talking tiff ifa of shipping frotn Algona a c stuff for the Bag«f6tt m the half of that state; He e&ys tti doubt as td the great need of the era ot that section, who had a v . crop in 189S and no crop in 1894 whoafe absolutely destitute, Something will be done and should be wasted in the doing of meeting will be held at Mr. son's office to-morrow night td ta matter tip. Following are a few the famine-stricken districts ing in the Chicago press; rjmi »•"(•, m HEBRON, Neb., Jam 5.^ Great 'destitution prevails poor farmers In a great man among (Soun tfeT y ___________ Nebraska, and their condition has -no been exaggerated In the press reports^ some places actual starvation 8tareS,t — in the face unless assistance la received Some corn and a little wheat were *f aif in some localities. In a great taan^''d fodder only was secured, and in others I khoW'Of of labor ,ftS % missionary of the American Sunday completes the closing of the ports of all governor. His acceptance of. the latter . „ t *i,« «..4.*i« nom j nat j on wa8 O f C p ur8 e taken ^as indicating his intention to fill the office if el* ected. But if he secures the senatorship the governorship goes to a man who, had he run for governor, might have been repudiated as unfit. As compared with Washburn, we do think that 'Nelson, though he has probably made an accept? able governor, eyer impressed himself up* on the country in his speeches pr other- continental Europe against the cattle of the United States. When the present administration came into power, when the democratic party on March 4, 1893, took actual THE DEPOSIT ANP LOAN. , ;; The annual meeting of the Algona Deposit and Loan Association stockholders was held at the Company's headquarters in the Algona State Bank building yesterd ay . afternopn .' A * "Mr,.. Dugald Wallace, of Irving'toil,- presided; A report report from S cretary Fr M. Taylor showed a very satisfactory, con* dition of the Company's'business.' All tbe members of the board of directors were re-elected, as were all the old officers, and in addition D: M. Evans was made assistant secretary/ 'Miss Mat/tie A. Turner, who has secured subscription of Stock in Waterloo, Cedar /Falls, and vicinity amounting to $50,000, was present at the meeting. THE LAND IS GOING. The Bancroft Register reports that W. W. Alcorn Bold to Martin Thompson and Carl Olson an 80 of wild land in section 30, Seneca, belongingto J.D. Seeberger, for $20 per acre. For bis home farm which he recently sold, he received $38.76 per acre for one quarter purchased by Nels, Kessel, and $21.25 for the other 80. lUUUtti uujjr was ocuuicu, auu aolutely nothing was raised, great many cases in my field missionary of the Ameri School Uuion, comprising several- __ ties, where help is not only neddedtl r .. must be had from some direction, t or 'ttf great deal of suffering, to say tho leasts will be tho result. Clothing, shoes, *pr"0.% visions and fuel are needed to keepvtMfi wolf from tho door, and feed and grain 'are also needed. Of course > are places and peoplo who do not neou.uo-. slstance; others who do not need so mtidhjfi and still others who are in absolutelyfde! tituto circumstances. Scow HottNVt BBOKEN Bow, 'Neb., Jan. 5.—[Spe'cifflf, —More than 300 farmers in Ouster County In 1804 did not raise enough to feed, thbi families one montru The',year- of;' 5 189« « was but little better, less than ono-halfe* a crop being raised. Tho-suffering , f is,. tense, many families being without! enough food, clothing, or fuel. McPher-.^ son, Logan, Elaine, Loup and j.yalleyk| Counties are in equally bad conditionST One family was found who had not'tasted! food for three days. At least one-halfgofg tho children in these counties, outside<,p the towns are barefooted and theirbodie r covered with rags. Oho family, of seven! iu Valloy County have not covering^ enough for one bed. The mother and,fiv,e^ children sleep together with have, while the father keeps _, t ,,.._ Bi chips gathered from tho range. Instances^? have come under my observation 'whereas this fuel has been hauled twanty ',iniles;5 Today it is snowing, and should,the,s become deep enough to cover., thisj^ many families would have no >'fire/4pnj man asked for a sack of flour, and .being refused stole it. , T. A'. jGSXj^jjSXv 3uJLCffJ"i Bi y S Cor with'' Hustler: Rev,, who was for some time-M. E.tpas at this place, but now sjationej" Lon«JeJne, Neb,, came." day before'Christmas" , over Sunday. Rev. Eighmy is. in midst of the stricken , region tsw.nere, there is so much destitution 1 an j ~*—' ation. He says the reports' an - r ,- f ,. t pers are not in the least exaggerate! Five successive cropfailures.hayef reduced.the, people of that sectionjtljj they are absolutely without foodr' clothing, - ''' v .While not here for, tltpt alone he solicited aid for ttie and received from this place «,,,,.«« box of clothing, and another fromf Verne, besides some money. Tbji w people pitied in tber distress/ but somebody is to blame t for all this! trouble, and we are inclined-tpltblp'fcf it is the land speculators who indpcefll them to settle there. It can easily " proved by an inspection of; the/f?' formation drouths are the sarnie a,pe tbe exception^as the settje,fs rt *ed. This region is beyond wmT, The'West is a relative terra and its eastern boundary recedes toward tbe setting sun as the explorer seeks for it, but the later geographers have made it contemporaneous with the trans'Mississippi territory. Chica* go is not of this new Westi and yet it is the great commercial capital of •which the West ip proud and the West loofes as tbe great nerve terof Western buajaesfc Webster as Secretary of State, regarded the ten** tory lying west «f the ftocky MfM»u» tains as pot wwtfc cJai»ipg far tbe Puiteii states* Tbpmas Beuton PQ.R* tended that Uie mountain should Ue the WestejR to and JoUu C, CtUhoun eaia that possession of all the departments of the government -out of the hands of the republican party, the ports of all conti' nental Europe were open to the cattle of the United States. Tney had been opened by the republican party, by republican measures, by republican administration a,nd diplomacy. _ Q Not only so, but on March 4,1393, when the republican party turned the goverument over to the democratic party, tbe market of Cuba was virtual* 8 r monopolized by the farmers of the nited States in tbe supply of flour apa other products, There were, moreov' er, the markets of some fourteen or fifteen other Latin^Americap countries in which under republican tariff legislation, the farmers of the United States possessed exclusive advantages for the sale of their products as against the farmers P* every other country in tne world. , . ., Two years have passed since the democratic party took the management of the government* an$ how does the wise as B, statesman. LITERARY NOTES. The close of the year 1894 finds the Ce- stand? We have tost the market of Germany for our cattle. Tbey are prohibited. Qur cattle have been barred out of the oomwerciaily independent ports of north Crerwany- . , . jo France there is a movement to bar out our cattle. „ . .. Austria has virtually announced its purple tQ bar p»jf°HmH' e " . . . Belgium has just adopted an absolute against a»r oattle The close of toe year 1894 Unas tne ue* dar Rapids Daily Republican fully abreast of the times, with improved news service, both general and local, The paper is fair minded and liberal without sacrifice oi principle. Every decent thing finds i«it a friend, every corrupt practice a foe. The Republican neglects no item of .general news and information, but it makes.a specialty of Iowa news.and in this department it had no superior, Its market re» ports could not be improveo, Everything fs condensed. It Is just the same kind of a, paper a business man delights in. Just the s%)e of a journal one Tikes to put in the hands of WP fawily.. The relation which price bears Jo qual« ity in literature Js made opscurs by tne Rudy'ard J£ipling, Wm, Dean'Jjowens, Mi|3pencerTvft8K,Mrs. Bur^n w and Albion W, Tourgee, are - with poetry by Slrwwln'^, W Stedman, ,a.nd, T , „ „..„;» wM e llirongU the nu scattered, illustrations.by_suc v , lemJugtan^fQehj, ftn SI .yens, "A" series, pj . against our farmers for sale sf thew; flour and aU other produets our Umm bad in the antries bays, all mn Wby? Hew baye p of PERSONAL MENTION. Judge Quarton is holding court in Pocahontas county this week. Attorney Cloud spent Sunday at Nevada, Guy Taylor visited friends at McGregor New Years. He spent some time in Dubuque and Davenport Before returning home, Capt. M. P, Haggard spent Sunday at Garner, Geo, Bailey has been confined to the bouse for several days with an attack of the grip. ' , \ Will Ball, proprietor of tbe Algona Marble Works, went to Cedar Rapids last night on a business trip Bancroft Register; S.D, Patterson and wife and Mrs, Sadie Sarcbett, of AJgona, were New Years-visitors, at the homes of-their relatives jn this place. Mrs, A, D. McGregor is, suffering from an attack of neuralgia- Mr, Jerry M. Sweeney, representing the Minnesota Type Foundry Company was calling on Ateena printing offleei. yesterday. Miss Lottie Iggertb, of Lu Verne, visited friends iu Algona, Saturday while enroute to Clayton county, 4. B, shipfflani a former widely knawn resident of Aigqna v was greet' ing friends in, Algoua yecteraay-' nowJiyes at Columbus awtwiH kouiea County,», MONEY, I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time. B. W. HAGOABP. Our Bulk Onions are fine, try them, Langdon & Hudson'Sf „ BEM.OVAL. F, L. Slagle has removed his harness business to tbe old F, S. Stough stand, formerly occupied by Jno. Grove, where je will be .pleased to see bis old customers and new ones, where .the rainfall, is „ „,-„, - . pended upon for agriculture*, of acres of most productive: m tbe sun lie between the Rpeky^ tains and the 100th meridian,'t 1 -' and always ,w.ill be absolutely/ less unless watered by irrigatio' House to rent. J. B., Wi Money to loan on 3tf WE make a specialty of collections. Cloud & Haggard, Do You Try our Club Housej Langdon # Hudso.n», ..; The Opera House the best, your doQtpr if you weed be will W you,-yes, ,i ( f you

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