The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 16, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 16, 1895
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T! At Nil, BY MLTdN tet-ms of paid. 3-.H.E Oil) RATES STANL. The railway commissioners have reached a decision iti the matter of the petition of the railway companies asking for an increase in freight rates, fttid that decision is that the old rates shall stand. The majority opinion is signed by the republican members of the commission, Capt. John W. Luke attd Geo. W. Perkins, while a minority of opinion was filed by the retiring democratic commissioner, Peter A. IDey. The reasons given for the retention of the old rates are such as will appeal convincingly to the unbiased mind* The railroads failed to furnish evidence satisfying the commissioners that the rates are nnremunerative, though urged to submit such evidence, if any existed. Then the reports of the •railways to the commissioners last year showed that the falling off of ibusiness and earnings on lines in Iowa, or parts of lines, was smaller than it was on inter-state commerce. Under the circumstances, the people ,of Iowa are contributing more than their share to the support of the roads .already, and undoubtedly they will very emphatically indorse the commissioners' refusal to increase the levy. It has seemed strange that the companies should ask an increase of rates at a time when every other enterprise was compelled to do a smaller business and be content with smaller dividends, and it will not surprise anybody to iind that they were unable to convince the commissioners that they were j ustly entitled to it. he eafitmt fot«e etftt bis own party to vetitufw # * Mr. Allison, iti a speech in the senate Motiday, in reply to an appeal from Senator Goi-man for assistance, struck the key hole of republican seh- tifnent if e is reported as follows: Allison cotnpliWehted the Maryland senator for clearly and for the first time making it clear from a democratic standpoint that the country Was now face to face with a great deficit. The senator had not mentioned the currency question. He had gone to the really great emergency, the government's grave emergency in lacking revenue now and threatened with still greater lack of revenue. And yet, with the situation before us, in two months congress separates, not to convene again for nearly a year from the present time. But there is a remedy at hand. Three bills are here—sent from the house—to further reduce the revenues from coal and iron. Ihe duty of the hour is to take these bills and instead of passing them to further reduce the revenues, to so frt«me them as to yield fifty millions additional to our revenues. Allison expressed amazement that the president and secretary of the treasury should remain passive with no suggestion to congress as to the imperative necessity of increasing the revenues of the government. With the tremendous democratic majority s in congress it was plain duty that they should be remind' ed in unmistakable language from the executive branch of the government that the revenues must be increased at once to a point sufficient to sustain the credit of the government. This was the present pressing duty, instead of vain conferences over a currency bill, or reform greenbacks, or any financial plans under discussion. He urged that the statistics he presented showed the McKinley law would have yielded ample revenue. But from the Outset the normal action of that law was interrupted by the threat of revising and nullifying it. Allison closed with a vigorous appeal to those in authority- president, secretary of the treasury, administration and congress—to meet the emergency here and now, instead of waiting for a full year. There Were that Safely But One Was dut oft the Pt&tte lie is fixpected in Thia Motes of the The attendance at the Norin&l reached the phenomenal figure of ninety* nine, Monday. Professors JohttsOn attd Lilly thought they ought to have ah even huttdted.and how they are satisfied that they will have more than that. The present term closes on the 29th, and the second winter term opens at the same time and will run to April 16th. After that there will be a spring term of ten weeks. The Normal is hard put to for room. The penmanship class numbers seven ty and is jam full. Other classes are in cramped quarters. Miss Zellhofer, who has been at her home at Grand Junction for a week, is again with her classes in elocution. Mrs. Lilly carried onMissZellhofer'S classes very successfully during the latter's absence. A recent addition to the Commercial department of the school is Miss Furnas, of Marshalltown. Miss Furnas pays the school a high compliment in coming here from that city. Miss Norma Gilchrist, youngest daughter of Prof. J. 0. Gilchrisf, the founder of the Normal, is one of the recent and much appreciated new re cruits. A FAIR PROPOSITION. DEMOCRATS GIVE IT UP. By a vote of 124 to 129 the house has refused to fix a day for taking a final vote on the currency bill, and by common agreement the thing is dead. Some other measure may be introduced in the house or senate, but no other has any chance of passage. With an overwhelming majority in the house and with a working majority in the senate, the democrats, despite the appeals and threats of the democratic president, confess that they cannot pass a law and give up the job. The administration is distracted over the condition of the treasury and does not know which way it can turn next to get and keep gold. It is agreed the country over that financial legislation is badly needed, but. what w.e call the law making power cannot make u Taw. The president has declared that he will call the republican congress together on the fourth of March. That would be a deserved tribute to the patriotism and statesmanship of the republican party which would go as far as anything he could do to evince his sagacity and recover his prestige. The republican congress may decline to frame a law for a democratic president to veto, for it will not be a democratic law if they pass one, but if they do set out to give the country a currency law they will not abandon it with a confession of incompetency. There is not much reason to expect that a republican congress will, if called upon, propose a remedy for financial ills with any hope that it will run the gauntlet of the presidential veto. One reason why a solution of the money question would be suggested in vain to a democratic president is that the republicans do not attribute the panicky condition of the treasury directly to faulty currency laws. They lay our troubles to the new tariff law, which operates to produce a deficit every month. The expenditures for 1894 exceeded the revenues by upwards of $70,000,000. That was the first year since the war when there was not a surplus. The last year of republican administration contributed a surplus of $27,000,000, The falling off of the revenues is attributable in the first instance to the paralyzing effect produced upon the industries and business of the country by the prospect of a democratic tariff, and the job of knocking our financers endways was finished by the passage of tbe Wilson-Gorman tariff bill, which,though it made new levies of taxation upon tbe necessaries of life, left ua with barely three quarters of tbe revenies we actually must bave to run tbe machinery of government, There are a jpt of popgun tariff bills passed, by the democrats of the bouse and now awaiting action in tbe senate to still further cut down tbe receipts. It bardly needs to be said that a patriotic policy would as its first step amend the tariff Jaws, go that ample revenues would be proj duced. After all tbe censure which Cleveland has visited upon, republican tariff legislation be would »ot be expected to approve a protection mess* ure, and that is what tbe republicans would pass if they pasjged anything- A second reason wby the republicans are powerless to relieve, $e situation is ttet tbey cannot taM'ttie responspity &r inflicting upon an already wildcat The report of cyclone relief made by the board is given in our supplement as a part of tbe official proceedings. From this it will appear why the taxes of some who lost -property were abated, and why other taxes were not abated. The board went to the limit of their lawful power in abating all taxes of sufferers, doing it, as they state, "as a matter of equity, rather than charity." If there is any further quarrel in regard to this matter, therefore, it must be with the law and not with the board. One correction of the report ought to be made. The Woman's Relief Corps did nothing in the matter of relief, as a body. The work was, however, done by individual members of the corps as a purely voluntary mat- cer. The whole work of county relief, aside from the abatementof taxes, was done : by these ladies, who distributed as well large private contributions of clothing and other needed articles. Chairman Chubb thinks the county should be congratulated upon the success with which all actual distress was relieved. Aside from what was done from Algona as headquarters,-a great deal was done by ladies and others elsewhere. It is always impossible in such a cases to give everybody deserved credit. One thing that needs to be understood is that while the amount of county money spent is shown to a cent by bills on file the amount which went to each person or family cannot be exactly stated. Much of the goods were taken to the G, A. R. Hall and made up, and the articles were distributed through the county wherever they seemed to be needed. etest was manifest^ id ltd each sid6 lAMftd h«df to" get & t«r iciffoth the jtfdg$s,tosfc ttri affirmative iad the heaviest artillery and so wdfi he decision. NeMThursday, Jaj. it* the quest o be debated is: "ttesolred. That wg hofcld have a protective tariff." A full house is expected, as we ate to have some hew epeaketstake part who ate said to be expeits. A very fine Htafctt >tograttt was made up lastweek f and if The night is at all favorable we tfill lave an immense crowd. If the boys keep on improving as they have* Ai- gotta's Social tTnfofl Club will have ;o get a hump on itself ot it will get eft'. e! tfce f*mdti8t gf At* f lemtittg Mifls Will fefe sent fa M*v. &k Long Pins, of , &* Ifee StStvifif Pfit» IT WAS A TERI1BLE FALL. Save Both Time and ttetnrn freifht- fhe W. W, KtobftH Co, £tattos and Organs at Algona TO GO AT MANUFACTURE'S COST To Realize the Cost and Material Build Them ts Preferable to a Losl in Freight to and drayage in returning them to the A ffieetifig was held at the Offiee of f. J, Wilkinson oil Thursday evetiifig fOf tbe purpose of taking steps for se* euting aid fof the Nebraska sufferers. The question of ways and ffieanS was discussed, atid the decision was Uftani» mous that tbe most Valuable attd most suitable contribution by the people of Algona would be a carload Of Algotta flour. Mr. Wilkinson being familiar with the condition and needs of the Nebraska people attd best qualified to speakfoi 1 them, he was appointed a committee to wait upon the people of the town and present the matter to them. Mr, Wilkinson first interviewed the mill proprietors, J< E> Stacy and J. J, Wilson, who gave him a very low rate for half a car each, and besides made liberal subscriptions to the fund. Mr. Wilkinson secured subscriptions of between 7,000 and8,000 pounds the first day, He will probably have no trouble the Nitet. esmmwm fef and vicinity bi ttie mmiy t ets.. l! wo eatt eittd ast .a ^ find yttti atS r6ftd| W m9?&tjjs.& i and hVWii sefid free Hbpifltfyou tfrlll . out needs* and help £ astet M. , *-™'-f^ ' The Kossuth County Agricultural Society and the Proposed Addition to It's Grounds. The notice given of the annua meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural Society, which by the consti tution is fixed for the second Saturday in January, was so inadequate as tc amount to no authoritative uoticeat al and the meeting would not have "beei largely attended, even had the weath er been good, which it was not. Onlj a few came together at the cour house on Saturday afternoon, and th business to be done was of such unusu al importance that an adjournmen was taken to next Monday, January 21st. The chief business to come up at th< meeting next Monday will be th question of extending the fair, grouuc limits by the purchase of a strip o lands lying along the north side of the present grounds. This strip is a block in width and about six acres in extent, and it can be had for $1 200. It is a part of the Dr. Bead estate, and is now thrown upon the market at .what is deemed a satisfactory figure.; Between the present grounds and the Read strip, is a laid out road, which has never been worked, and which, the city stands ready to vacate for the,Benefit of the society. Should the" r new ground be bought it would , be the first business of the society to < move the fence and with it the stock quarters to the north side of the strip, making a much needed enlargement, and giving the Kossuth County fair the finest exhibition grounds to be found in seven counties. The expression of opinion which has so far been elicited from the officers and members has all been on one side, but no such move should of course be made without affirmative action of the members of the society at large at a full meeting. The financial condition of the society is good. There is owing on the Stacy indebtedness some $300, but this is held by parties who are willing to carry it for the piesent and to advance Cora E. Bills and G. T. Stebbins, under th« firm name of Ellis & Stebbins, have begun the publication of Swea City's first paper, therHerald. Mrs. Ellis is the editor. This Is not the first instance of a woman in Kossuth . county journalism. Mrs. Lizzie B. Read was one of the editors of Algona in the early days. She at that timo conducted the only newspaper in the county. Those who are familiar withers. Read's occasional contributions to the press Jn recent years will readily assign her to a high seat in the synagogue. Mrs. Ellis, as her initial paper indicates, is well qualified for newspaper work. T)je Herald will undoubtedly bo a success. the money for the proposed purchase ii made, and a few successful fairs woulc so. reduce this indebtedness that il would cease to be an occasion for wor ry or embarrassment. It is probabl: true that with the addition of, this needed space the receipts of the society might b« increased to an extent tha would more than cover tbe interest on the investment. There Ought to be a big turnout of members next Monday DOUBLE INSTALLATION, factory. To those who may be inter* ested in the purchase of either a piano or organ, I have a statement extraordinary to make, and one in_all my 9 years of connection with the music trade, I have never before been [called to make, and think I never shall again. November 1,1894,1 called at Algona for W. W. Kirnbal Co. of Chicago (by whom I have been employed for the last 9 years) with the view of opening a permanent wholesale piano house in this city, intending to supply our agents in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota at wholesale from Algona and by giving them the difference in the prices that would be saved in freights, by shipping in car load lots to this point and saving a delay of from 8 days to two weeks, in filling their orders by having the goods right close to home and thus give them advantages they never before have been able to get. January 1st I received orders from Kimbal Co. to the effect that they had made arrangements with an Iowa masic company to handle the state on a similar plan, and go into effect at uce, and that it would be necessary o do one of two things, either irnme- iately ship the instruments back to ur factory, or make a sale of them egarclless of profit. I find it would cost us", enormously, not less than $500.00. to pack, dray; and reight this stock of 10 pianos- and 5 organs to our factory at Chicago, ,nd I have decided to make a sale and etail the pianos and organs here at Algona at such prices that will dis- wse of them quicker than 1 can box ,hem and put them aboard the cars, and in pursuance of which I wish to make the following-frank statement while I regret to make such low Igures, or open cut on prices or disarrange the immediate future piano trade here. I feel obliged to make such figures as will even in these hard times dispose of every instrument in this wareroom in tbe next six days. If you have any use for either a piano or organ come and see me, but do not delay, for by Jan. 19, which is our last day of grace of the time agreed upon for us to have our instru- in getting a full carload within a few days. The flour will be sent to Rev, Eighmy for distribution to the destitute people in the neighborhood of Long Pine. The people of the county are asked to give whatever they think fit. Wheat and corn can be exchanged for flour and meal if desired. Old clothing of every description is needed out there and will be for some time. A LETTER FIIOM ELDER. EIGHMY. On Monday J. J. Wilkinson received the following letter from Rev. P. H. Eighmy, formerly pastor of the Algona M. E. Church: LONG PIKE, Neb., Jan. 12, 1894.— Mr. J.J. Wilkinson, Dear Sir:—I see by the ALGONA REPUBLICAN you are interested in helping the Nebraska drouth sufferers. The farmers must have wheat for seed, and corn to feed or they can't put in a crop in the spring. They have no money to get it. Many of these are among the-best farmers, industrious, hard working men. But they are tied, can't help Worth Knowing by Algona Tlie New Scale Kimbali Plane fatfi&; only piano made that id adjusted to the extremes of tetapefattirer Tliis; makes It a great favorite in chtifchegV halls and opera bouses, where the bouse is heated up at one time, and then allowed to cool down to even several degrees below freezing, Thisy. with the otdinaty piano necessitates tuning every time it is used, while the; Kimball stands teady for ase at ftll times, The same rule holds good in the Iowa home, Why not take adtan* tageof the bargains offered at .the closing out sale of the W, W, ] Company stock at Algona. where instruments are being sold at matttt-, facturer's cost, and where you have , * the opportunity of buying one Of these ' superior instruments at even a smaller price than you would have to pay for a:, medium third grade piano tinder any, . other circumstances. MEETS THEIR EXPECTATIONS, Pocahontas Record; Judge Quarton arrived from Algona, on Monday afternoon, and opened court, but there were so few attorneys in attendance, but little was acomplished. Judge Quartort meets the expectations of his friends in his official capacity, and only words, ' of praise can be heard from the attorneys and those having business in his court. He is considered one of the:-,. > best read lawyers in this section andy^; his quiet dignity commands the high-o;>'•>, est respect. The fourteenth judicial;^4 ; s district has ever been proud of her- r ;<<> ! judges, and we opine that Judge Quar- t -\ > ton's career will add new laurels, andi;-, ,, there need be no surprise if he is called 4 ,' up higher wben a few years of faithful '-,' work has silvered his locks and given- 1&, 1* _ __ —.___ _..J.» « £t-rr 4*r% «1{«v\l/l vr * l VllQi -, i him an ability. opportunity to display See that line of canned goods' at the Opera House Grocery. • • ; Did you buy them of BROWNELL the Shoe Man? Are Stylish They Kit! They Wear! Prices are right. For Fine Shoes and Eubber Goods, BROWNELL & ALGONA, IOWA- Do You Bathe? All the papers are copying, with implied approval and indorsement, Senator Funk's views on the bad cold question. ItisaHt> tie early in the campaign to inject a pew issue, but the Senator does pot go ipto the bad cold question apy too deeply. He is a very shrewd man, and in our opinion his treatment of It will help his poom. It may be said that the Senator does not propose any remedy calculated to win over the German vote. We should say, howeyer, tkat if word pointing falls horse medicine in liberal doses might bo tried for cases such as he describes. If that fails, bog cholera specifics ought to be promptly applied. The Grand Army Post and the Worn an's Relief Corps Hold a Joint Ifteeting for Installation. There was a very pleaaant gathering at the G. A. Br. hall Wednesday evening for tbe installation of officers of the Popt and Corps. Tbe ladies contrjbut' ed to the enjoyment of tbe occasion by serving r<rfre8h»ente. Tbe officers of the Post m implied are as follows: D, D. Dodge, Conam»; Wm. Ward, Senior Vice Commander, P. L. Slagle, Junior Vice Commander; John Reed, Quarterm*sten G. H. Lswnson, Chap- Jain; H. O.MoCoy, Burgeon; 6. C. Spear, Adjutant; W. B, Bossmgharo, Guard, and B. F. Bedrid?, Officer of the Day. The Belief Corps' officers are as follow: Mrs, Mary Taylor, President; Mrs. Ella Laird, Senior Vice; Mrs, Marian Patterson, Junior Vice; Mrs, Harriett E. Sta'cy, Treasurer; Mrs. Kate Starr, Secretary; Mrs, Hannah TeJUer, ments either sold or removed from the territory, assigned to the Music Company above mentioned, and on this flay they will either go to Chicago in my pocket or in the box. I have for sale 10 new upright pianos, viz: Celebrated New Scale Kimba) Piano, our own make, besides tbe well known J, P. Hale, Hinze's and other makes. I have 15 new and beautiful sample Kimbal organs of every style, both pianos and organs I agree to take the manufactures wholesale cost, which means to you at least one-half lower than these or other same grade of in- truments regularly retail for in this r in anyother city. Tbe New Scale Kimbal Pianos are high grades and strictly first-class; I vill offer Monday-morning, Jan. 15tb, beautiful new 7t octave, fancy oak cased upright piano,, with .carved panels, three pedals-the third a soft >edal for practicing, for $300, which is ess than one-half price; rosewood case !25 less money. I offer medium size cabinet, grand and fancy wabogony cased Hinze upright piano, standing four feet five inches high, bran new, for $800; and the Ha e & Co. qpright new fancy oak folding board and three pedals, new for FOB BENT, A weliimproYed farm near a rail' road town in Kossutb County, is for rent for one or more years to a responsible party, Apply to kvjro & BTAN, Algona, Iowa, Chaplain; Mrs, Carrie White, Conduct or; Mrs, Eva Vesper, Asst, Conductor; Mrs. Emily Podge, Guard, an4 Mrs. Naney Raymond, AB^, Guard. geyraour Allen is doing horseshoeing at Bradley & fficoulin's shop. 15*17 WEST UNION MTERAKY, Thursday evening was a magniflent one, and ypung and old improved it, as was evidenced by the crowded audience that gathered at the Scotch school ftp«ge in Union township. s it was election night fur officers ensuing term was elected Pe Viee President, nod A a*hors,e ste&m, engine with 8-horse - complete »nd good .as new to the Opera Hpou \?h»t ten mite will fall Ask your doctor if you need to in winter, and he will tell you, yes, if you wish to be healthy, You don't bathe .because you have no bath tub and your room is cold. We .have on hand two Self-Heating Bath Tubs which we will close out at 1 cost, because we do not wish tp carry them in stock. Along with them we will sell you an Oil Heater to heat your bed room or-any otjjer room in youi house, •* ; We have two Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines—will sell at cost, because we not in the sewing machine business. , All our heating stoves will be closed out cost. You can afford to buy. one now need one next winter, Come an4 sea them, * # m ^•* WINKIE'S pianos, pianqs, actual iq the stock ef ten odd new I have two fancy cased large engraved panels, on which, toe cost slightly exceeds 1300, On terms will be $(?0 down an<j i . . month with interest at 8 per cent, after due, On all ea es eostw less than the twrns will be m down io p«r roonth, Oiwni costing tnn to m t according ft to work, style design, terms, *io down and 15 guarantee will each iDBtniw>QtBol4, by the W, ll Co,, »«o are 'worth five Go to the New Firm, m #3

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