The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 6, 1895
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RfcPtJBLlCAN, AL(JOKA IOWA, MAKOlt 6, Ai BY MILTON STARS* SUBSCRIPTION Orie Year, in Advance $1.50 Sift; Months *7S f ftfree Months 4° tinder a reign of terror by reason of marauding buccaneers and plrrttes, are now safe thoroughfares for the most precious cargoes; but the spirit which actuated the robber and the pif ate survives in the breast of the professional gambler. The gambler is one of the tnost dangerous foes of Society in this day, aiid he should be hunted out and treated as such. HAS AJ)JOVttNEJ). Congress adjourned Monday at noon, and it is said that the old doorkeeper, Who has with unfailing regularity turned back the hands of the clock on every like occasion during the past ttyenty-five years, refused to take the responsibility of lengthening its life. Jjis dispopition,if we may suppose that lie sympathized with a long suffering cpuntry, was to turn them ahead. No, congress will have to carry a heavier •weight of deserved censure* Its election was the first important influence producing the panic, as it threatened to violently disturb the conditions under which our great industries have been built up and the prosperity of all business interests secured. The demoralization of business was due to the anticipation of what it would do, but in fact the country has suffered as much from what it refused to do, when intelligent men of all parties were practically agreed as to what should be done. WE WILL SAVE THE $310, • r _ __ — ^ Library Tax Votfcd DbWn, 496 to 451—45 Majofiiy-432 Ladies Vote. , . A Penny Saved the Republican Gity Ticket With Small Opposition—-The Future, of the Libraty. '*'•''• WHY THIS TAX? As appears from the statement of Independent district finances, made and published by the-; president and secretary of the school board, the school house bonds outstanding at the present time amount to $4,000. It further appears that there is on hand in the school house fund $1,351.62. The 6 mill tax that will be paid this year will a-' mount, according to our figures, to $2711.55, which added 'to. Unbalance on hand will make $4,06347-, One .hundred dollars additional will be ample to completely wipe out the school house indebtedness, interest and principal,.if the accumulations from delinquent taxes coming in do not cover it. In view of these facts we ask, Why this tax of 82,500? For the past few weeks the town has been torn up over the proposition to vote the comparatively insignificant sum of $370, but here is this cool intimation from the;school board that they are going to fevy about seven times that sum, for no reason, apparently, than that it shall lie in the treasury waiting for the chance to spend it. AFTER THE RIGHT MAN. ' The City of Des Moines has gained unenviable notoriety.' during the past few moths by the revelations of corruption in the city government. Now a sharp investigation of the gambling evil is threatened by the grand jury. A special from Des Moires of the first instant says: Consternation has been thrown into the hearts of thirty young men in this city. A morning paper issued the startling news that County Attorney Davis had received from the grand jury the names of that many young business men who have been burning midnight oil around the green cloth. The grand jury has been investigating the gam- * -- • ' -'-'I' arid A SERIOUS QUESTION. Buffalo Center Tribune: The question ot whether or not the practice of drinking intoxicating liquors is ground for incompetency on the part of A juryman is soon to be determined in this state. In a recent trial for per* jury brought from Clay county and tried at Emtnetsburg, says the Algona Courier,, the defendant was found guilty and has moved for a new trial on the ground that a majority of the members of the jury imbibed liquor freely while the case was being tried. It seems to us this is a point worthy of consideration and we hope that a precedent will be established which cannot be gainsaid. The Courier asks •the question, "if a juryman takes a drink while serving as a juror, does it necessarily follow that he isn't competent to render a verdict'i 1 " In answer to this, we would say, it may not follow as a necessity that he would be rendered incompetent, but if our fate rested in his hands we would feel more sure of obtaining justice if he were a total abstainer. On much the same grounds the coachman who could drive within six inches of a steep precipice without throwing it over the bluff might pass for k competent coachman, but who would not prefer to ride behind the less daring driver who would not try so dangerous an experiment? The effect of alchol on the human brain is too well known to admit of any argument in favor of its use. It is true, some brains are apparently less affected than others by a singe dram of liquor, but how shall we determine the exact effect which it may have upon the brain of the average juryman? In railroad offices it has become a maxim worthy of almost universal acceptance that the dispatcher, operator, engineer or conductor Who is addicted to the use of liquor in any de- gre is an unsafe man to be intrusted with the care of human life and valuable propertyand rules are laid down strictly forbidding the use of liquor by such employes while on duty. The same plan is being adopted hi other lines of .business where great responsibility and accuracy are necessary. It seems therefdre^in view of the responsibility which vests upon the juror in court, that he should bring to his task the keenest perception and in every respect the clearest and most active mind he can possibly possess. How can this be done if he dulls his senses in any degree with alcohol? It seems to us there is but one position to take upon this question, and that is in favor of total abstinanse on his part during the time he is on. duty. We therefore hope the precedent will be established that a juror who drinks any kind of intoxicating liquor while on duty is incompetent, and his act a sufficient ground for new trial. The city election on Monday vvastiot* able by reason of the excited contest over the library tax proposition and the participation of women in the voting. Tois was the first election in -the city in which the ladies voted, Nearly all the legally qualified electors 6f the gentler sex improved the occasion to cast their first votes. The total votes cast by the ladies was 432, as against 530 cast by the men. The woman vote was distributed very evenly among the wards in proportion to population. The following table shows the number of ladies in the several wards who believe it the proper thing to vote, on due proVocation: Mon Women 1st ward. JW |» 2nd ward 141 J 33 3rd ward 186 76 4th ward -147 . 134 Total....... ....530 432 This would seem to be a very flattering indorsement of woman suffrage. The vote was surprisingly huge, some bets being up that the total would not exceed 50. Another surprise was. the extent of the opposition to the tax among the women voters. A considerable majority of them, without .question, favored the tax, but some of them worked very diligently againstit, whereas it had been anticipated that they would be*nearly solid for the levy. The vote on the proposition to levy a one-mill tax for library purposes was as follows in the several wards: For Against Istward '• 112 '104 2nd ward ...-179 " 91 3rd ward., ..-.46 53 4th ward .114 149 Not only saw pennies, bttt save G>B!AT LAftG-i DOLLARS, , THE WIGWAM IS THE PLACE TO BUY- FARM MACHINERY. You will get the very latest improvements, the best goods and the lowest prices. 'Tis always best to buy the best Call and see the new goods. Wilfrid P. Jones, The Wigwam, Algona, la. 451 496 ;..45 its present quarters. It is a fixture of thePostoffice lobby and is efficiently conducted bv Miss C. T. Dodd. The library which has been collected by the Algbna Library Association during the past few years is the product of the labors of both ladies and gentlemen, but the ladies have done most of the work ank earned .most of the money. The ladies of Algona should be given credit for a noble work done in connection with two libraries. Majority against The contest was very spirited all day, and a great part of the work was done by the ladies. They were driving;abou't in carriages carrying their adherents to the polls, while the men stood on the street corners in more or less excited groups, looking on while the work proceeded. , . ' : ; The republican city ticket, went through .with but slight opposition. The heaviest, adverse vote was; tJjat cast foe', J. (D; .Raymond, for..jj>ayor. The latter's name Was hot prinfe.d'-pjr the ballots, but 138 men 'wrote his name in. The following was the vote for mayor: ' ,. • ; Haggard Raymond 1st Ward ........... 97 20 3nd Ward...... ...>.... 80 .99 3rd Ward 71 4th Ward....' H3 PHILADELPHIA RESOLUTIONS. bling question on "its own hook,':' and in tbe course of these < proceedings tbe names of those young men were submitted. Mr. Howe says they will be put on the stand to tell what they know about the gambling business in Des Moines. It is this statement which caused so many young hearts to flutter. They are reputed to be members of the first families, and should the county attorney persist in his present intention there will be such a Wailing and gnashing of teeth as has not gone up in Des Moines in a long while. " When the grand jury gets to work something will drop." That has been the common expression all through the present investigation. It looks now as if that drop was going to fall in places little dreamed of. The four leading gamblers have been indicted. There is no telling what may come to 'light during their trials, A town suffers a loss of confidence when revelations of rottenness are made such as is here; indicated, but it suffers more, and suffers directlyi from the rotteness itself. A man's loss of reputation is serious. But not so serious as his loss of character. These in" vestigations should be pushed in every town. The light should be turned on. Publicity, wholly aside from the pun^ ishment of lawbreakers which it helps to bring about, is a moral sanity agent. Crjme of this nature seeks the dark places, where alone it is secure, There are doubtless such biding places in every town. The gambling vice is widely prevalent, And as is asserted in re* gard to Des Moines, it has tainted many men in what is considered respectable society, Th.isfact makes it the more necessary that such m en should branded, There is said to be a great fascination in gambling, and that explains Jiow and why ?QWe men are Jed into it- Rut there are others who are in it for ravage and jplunder. This sUould ".ever be overlooked. Many men who, have not the courage to practice Iiigiiway robbery or4o fleece the innocent by the arts of the . " bjue §ky» ©ra,tor, resort to galling as a safer Capt. E. J. Hartshorn is brought out as a candidate for sergeant-at-arms of the national house of .representatives, which will be organized uext December. Capt. Hartshorn was cashier under Major Holmes when the latter held the office, and is conversant with the duties of the position. It would be gratifying to the numerous friends of Capt. Hartshorn in this state to see him secure the place. Now editor Starr of the Algona Republican wants to abolish the ground hog. That would be all right if he would offer us spmething to take its place. Starr is just as bad as Bob Ingersol.—Al Adams. Our observation has assured us that there are always hogs enough to take all the vacancies. Eugene Secor, of Forest City, who has been mentioned as another candidate for governor in the Tenth district, has written a letter to the .Des Moines Register jn which ho states the he is not a candidate. m& legs conspicuous ed, aot cyen every thirty We few |p tffl* pre&e«t stage Ql The Sioux City Journal says that "The annual spring house cleaning in various cities of Iowa bids fair to be well done, judging by the interest. aroused In Ot' tumwa Crestpn Algona, Iowa'City, Cedar Rapids and elsewhere," BisselJ has resigned his place in the cabinet as postmaster general, and ex-Cong ressman Wilson, of West Virginia, has been appointed to fill the vacancy, The reason quoted for his resignation Is that the railroad whose service he was giving a part of his lime, wanted all of it, and he could not afford Washington life on his official salary. Probably Attorney-General Olney would resign for the same reason, but for the fact that the railroads think him more useful to them in his present position. The J5,stherville Republican takes a practical view of matters and says: It would bo a very wise plan for public libraries to collect and preserve all the dftily papers of the country, published at the present time, as proof of the incompe- toncy of democratic management. About thirty yews from now, if this is not done, the youngsters Jo pplltics win bo claiming lust as they did two years ago, that a „„,„,„ ., .,_,,._- ...3 country can Hardly afford to have tho blunder repeat- 14 Totals. :vi 369 < 138 Haggard's majority; >229.> ••••>.' Mr. Haggard's friends paid no attention to the ticket, the chief interest centering in the library tax contest. The other candidates on the city ticket went in practically unopposed, as follows: Solicitor, W. L. Joslyn; treasurer, G. F. Peck; assessor, G. H. Lamson. There were but two contests for aldermen, that of K. S. Lamberson against J. W. Wadsworth in the First ward, in which the latter received 87 to 38 for his competitor, and that of Thos. Henderson against C. W. Bates in the Third ward, wherein Henderson received GS^votes to 67, and thus went in by five majority. Tbe republican alderman elected in the Second ward is W. K. Ferguson, and in the Fourth ward Dr. E. E. Sayers. The result is accepted with good humor, and the friends of the library enterprise are not by any means discouraged. They propose to make it a success, despite the defeat of the measure by which it was thought that success might best be secured, There are otl> er means, and it is not at all unlikely that the enterprise will at once receive a support from private contributions in excess of what would have been raised by the tax. The latter would not have AGAIN THE- FIRE FIEND. Fire Yesterday Morning Licks Up the Wooden Buildings on the Corner of . • • -J State and Moore Streets. The Salisbury and Read Stores Steam Laundry Go.—Gallant 'by the Fire Boys. and tbe Fight been available until the meantime the next year, and in expenses of the state Veterinarian Stalker Remarks Upon an .Alleged Veterinarian—Those Philadelphia Resolutions. The REPUBLICAN has received the following letter from State Veterinary Surgeon Stalker: STATE BOABD OF HEALTH, AMES, lo- •wA, March 2.—M. Starr, Algona, Iowa, Dear Sir: , ' • ' I observe there is quite an effort being made to prejudice.and mislead the farmers of your county through', the Algpna press. Thepublic-is entitled to the truth and the 1 fullest infbrmatib"n'on"the subject of tuberculosis, the one 10 which I refer. It is represented through certain quotations that a party living in Philadelphia, who has committed himself as opposed to the tuberculin test, is the head of tho veterinary department of the University of Pennsylvania. The party referred to holds no such position, and never did. He has no connection with that department whatever. This fraud is being perpetrated on the public to mislead, as the prejudiced, and time-serving opponents of the tuberculin test, are driven to all sorts of extremities to find some sort of authority tojustify their position. ... I send an extract from resolutions pass-, ed by tho Philadelphia.Board of Health,, which is pretty good evidence of the strength of tho opposition theory in that I would like for you to publish and call attention to these resolutions. Youis truly, M. STALKER. THE RESOLUTIONS. „ WHEREAS, It has been decided by competent authority that physical examination alone is an uncertain,, and therefore, unreliable means of determining the freedom of cattle from tuberculosis; and, WHEREAS, the tuberculn test is tho only means'of detecting many occult cases of this disease, and is, therefore, indispensable in arriving at tho knowledge that a herd of cattle is free from tuberculosis; therefore, •.•„,• -^ . RESOLVED, That .the Chief Inspector of Milk be and hereby is instructed to indorse as untrustworthy all certificates of the freedom of herds of milch cows from tuberculosis that are not based upon the tuberculin test by trained veterinarians, RESOLVED, That the Chief Inspector of of Milk keep a book in which shall be registered all herds.of milch cows that supply the city of Philadelphia, that, have been certiiied as free from tuberculoste by the method approved by the Board of Health; also of such as have not been reliably certified, and which are therefore "Suspicious," which records shall be open to the inspection of tho public; Said records shall contain the names of the dealers SL oplied by such herds, RESOLVED, That all producers of milk supplying the city of Philadelphia, who fall after sixty days' notice, to furnish a certificate or clean bill of health of their cattle, based on the method of examjna; library would have to be borne, as they have been borne in the past, by volun* tary contributions. It is to be hopecl that a consolidation of the two libraries may be effected on the basis of liberal pledges, and that ters ma be obtained, suitable quar* Tlie Monday Olub, which lias been quoted in the library campaign as the intended doqor of its Jibrary to the city in .case the tax was voted, has been a literary institution in Algona for some ejglsteen years, Its primary object to been self cjultwe,- and as a means it lim pTOuefl regular courses of study and be)4 weefely meetings Monday eve" nings, Its secondary object has been twe creation of a library for its own anfl the public use. WitU this enol in view the m,ej»b-ers w»ve taxed them* selves u m.on,yuy fe§.' 'T%ey have aco.u, tion demanded by experts and by tho Board of Health, sqau u.»«,.-..— to the Board, and be liable to haye thoii milk rejected, as being "Suspicious approvec be reportec a veyy fine library YQlTOS, 4 part 9t a cyclopedia OPENS THE WAY FOR HARMONY AWHWA, March 4,—To the editor In consideration of the piece in las week'sissue 04' the BEPPPWCAN,. will say to the gentleman of Upion township in regard to township com mitteemen, that I was appointed a the convention last fall, Mr. Schenck called my name at tbe, he being tbe caller of the delegates of Union But J will say to WiJJiam Podds t«a If be will call the caucuses at the proper time, I will resign |be respon^i bje ogjce, as I think my bQndsosan wil release me. Jwiii expect an answei in next week's issue, or I wiU stiU con sider Myself as committeejnaa. Fire broke out in the Henry Simpkins Steam Laundry about« 3:80 yesterday morning, and very soon the adjacent store buildings were in: flames and past saving. A sharp .wind from the northwest .threatened to drive the fire through the block, and it was almost a miracle that it was kept within its original bounds. The efficacy of the water works was never better demonstrated nor did any fire company ever do braver or more effective work. The boys were all on'hand and worked with untiring 'energy 'till 'all' danger, of-j the spread of the flames was past. ."Doc" Daily was sick in bed at home, where he had been for several days, and so the company missed his help. The Bead building was unoccupied except in the upper story, where Mrs. Read had her rooms. She vfa's ; made welcome at the house of James Patterson. The Salisbury building, on the corner, had just been taken possession of by Mr. Wooster and family, who bad started a restaurant, occupying the up- er story for family quarters. They ad Barely time to make a hasty exit n scant attire. Their stock was a to- al loss and was uninsured. Mr. Satisfy states that he has no insurance n.the building, which was perhaps worth $600 to $800. The Bead building had $500 insurance and was worth probably $1200. Tb6 aundry building was a shell and was uninsured, but Mr. Simpkins had $1,000 >n the contents, $500 in the Anchor of ireston and $500 in an eastern company. The Riley & Lamuth building was emptied of its contents, in anticipation of its destruction. There was not a jrick building on the block, >and the credit for tbe fact that only three buildings went is due wholly to the fire company and the water works, JOHNSON BRIGHAM. The Editor of the Midland Monthly Delivers a Fine Lecture Before the Algona Social Union, There was a very large audience in attendance at tbe Congregational- churcn, Friday nignt to listen to toe address to be .delivered by Johnson Brigbam, editor of tneMidJandMonth- ly, of Des Moines, on "Midland Literature." It was not only a large audj- ence, filling every seat, but a representative AJgona audience, In the absence of Chairman McCoy, the speaker was introduced by Harvey Ingbam, whose guest he was while in town- In ing Mr. BrigUam said? It gives me great pleasure to coi»e to AJ» gona. and meet my fr}e»ds,kno\Yn and, un* known, Last summar when 1 dreamed about mid life to the Arden forest,,, wiy dream pi mttland. l.ifsratnre, thought that I would have any - y -^ ^-- that dream, but hero was. without flattery, a closer proxi- mation to an ideal community, and I shall go away, with that opinion strengthened. The lecture which followed was a very fine one, and one which gave the people of Algona a higher opinion of Mr. Brigham's abilities, if possible, than they had before entertained. The pleasure of tbe occasion was enhanced by vocals solos rendered by Miss^ Zoa Wartmari and by Miss Ethel Burlingame, of Emmetsburg, and a piano sp- lo by Miss Edith Bowyer. „• • OTHER ILLS IMMINENT. Fhe Britt Tribune Says We J^y Have Rhododendron or Hypotenuse. Britt Tribune:—State Veterinarian Stalker and Assistant Sayers of Algona have made the startling discovery that 60 per cent, of the cows owned by C; L: Lund of Algona and kept for the purpose of selling tbe milk, are infected with tuberculosis. Mr. Lund comes out in a large display advertisement in the Republican asking farmers and every body else to come and inspect the cows. The cows are all strictly quarantined. The state veterinary department has let up on glanders and "impaction of the omasum", now, and,are, harvesting: their, stuber-rculosis ,v crop>' These are the same fellows who swore by all the horn spoons that Wm. Ox- ' ley's cattle had "impaction of thepma- sum" caused by eating corn smut, when half of them bad. never been in the corn stalks and everybody h;new they were bitten by a mad dog. They traveled around here for several weeks with defunct stomachs in their grips spitting and looking wise. The cattle are probably all ric:ht but veterinarians must live. If Iowa would have some veterinaries appointed that are deaf and dumb and blind and then take a corn c.utter and cut their feet and heads off, we would go right on selling the best beef and butter that the world produces. Those fellows are great 'on big words. They will have the cattle affected with rhododendron of tbe bypot- enus'e'next. We are making extremely low on .Fancy China, Granite and ware. We want them to go, and at; QWF prices they will go, Tbe Grange Sto^ Ceresota is a winner. . Try it. 't 9 ^ AUDITOR CALKINS MARRIED. Fred !>• Calkins, county auditor.was married yesterday nodn&t^Blue Earth City, Minnesota, to a lady of that place. We were unable to learn the name of the lady this morning, but that she was a schoolmate of Mrs; Alf Hist at the Minnesota State University and ' highly accomplished, Her parents reside in Blue Earth City, where she nas lately been assistant principal of the public schools. Mr. and Mrs. Calkins arrived in Algona last evening and will immediately commence house-keeping in the house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Alf Hist, They will be warmly welcomed by Algona people^ among whom Mr, Calkins Jias made. many friends since taking charge 9f hie office the first of the year. Go to the Qpra IJoujse grocery see what t?n cents will do. CHANGE O The W, H. M. B. wW sell all of Home baking at the store of B. H. Anderson every day. Orders solicited. B, 0, BQWYgR, ITS. Ta tUe public; I am a^ 014 fireman, » e «"•"« iwy m AJI feints pf SjJverww. <tQQB pf plreowap»»P«9 hftYfi given me a , ? -,,;'tetttrix.fSotice, A wpngfcQ pay JAB.QIHV

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