The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 15, 1895
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f« 6V MlLtdN STAfttf. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, in Advance ............ $1.50 Six Months. . . .................... -75 three Months, . . ............ • • • • -4° WITHOUT A CANDIDATE It has been the notion of the REPUBLICAN that Kossuth county should furnish the state senator this year, not for the glory or prestige of the position, nor to gratify any personal ambition* but because of vital local interests which it is much desired by our citizens shall be vigorously championed at the coming session. We were accordingly glad to he enabled to announce that a young man splendidly equipped for the place had decided to be a candidate. But since that announcement was made, Mr. Call has taken pains to examine into the situation in the other counties of the district quite carefully, and he h«s found that the mutual interests of the western counties having other district relations will, as he anticipates, inlluence the nomination of a man in one of those counties. That being the certain prospect, he does not see his w;iy clear to making a canvass for the nomination only to play the part of moving to make it unanimous at the end of the fight. He therefore withdraws from the canvass, as the following testifies: Editor KKPUBLICAN: Referring to your article in the last issue of your paper with reference to my candidacy for stale scnat-' or from this district, allow me to thank you for tlie sentiment therein expressed. Upon a careful survey of the senatorial situation. I am convinced that Kossuth -s choice will not be the nominee, of the senatorial convention this year and I have therefore decided not to make Hie canvass, To the press and the many Iriends throughout the county who have proffered me their assistunce I tender them my sincere thanks. Truly yours, GEO. C. CALL. Algona, Iowa, May 14, 1895. This leaves Kossuth county without si candidate for state -senator, and the undivided attention of the republicans within her borders may very wisely b« given to the best possible man for representative. Incidentally, of course, Kossuth county will have eleven votes in the senatorial convention, and will presumably not be without influence in that body. The announcement of Mr. Call's candidacy called forth high compliments from such papers of the district as had not gone to press before learning the fact, and here are some that have come to hand: Einrnetsburg Reporter: George Call, of Algona, was in this city Wednesday. He has entered the race for state senator in this district and was out looking up his chances for the nomination. George is a first-class man and would rnajke an excellen, senator. He is the first man to publicly-Hiinounce his determination of entering the race, and it there is anything in the early bird idea he will come out a winner. Spirit Lake Beacon:' The Algona REPUBLICAN announces asu candidate for the republican nomination to the state senate in this district, Geo. C. Call, of Kossuth. Mr. Call was born in Algona thirty-five years ago and his family have been prominent in northwest Iowa affairs since the early days. He is an active and successful business man, and in possession of elements of political su-ength and popularity. Bancroft Register: Geo. C. Call, of Algona, was up Thursday looking over the field. lie will be a candidate for state senator from this district this fall. A. D. Clarke, we learn, has withdrawn _ from the race, leaving Mr. Call a clear field in this county, and as Kossuth is entitled to the senatorship this year we join in the hope of seeing him our senator. That he is eminently qualified for the position all this county knows. Lu Verne News: The Algona REPUBLICAN brings out the name of Geo. C. Call for senator. George would 11J1 "the bill in good shape, but we doubt if a Kossuth county man will receive the nomination. ____________ - tbat §vtfi a sttteffloliftt would have been provided for, and then,, ac- tfnrdinglyto the profound reasoning of "Coin,:' Ve should have hud no unit of value whatever. As an actual fact, the coinage of the silver dollar was stopped during Jefferson's administration^ and ftot a dollar was coined from 1805 to 18&5. So according to "Coin" we had no "unit of value" for more than thirty 'years.' We had all that time, however, two legal standard's or measures of value, and the people used lhat measure or money which they found it most to their advantage to use. When it came to 1873, with neither silver nor gold in circulation for thitteen years, and no prospect that anybody would ever Want to use a silver dollar any more the past, the question of coinage was handled just as it had been handled in 1792 and again in 1805. merely as a matter of accomodating the people of the country with the size and description of coins they were supposed likely to want. If this is not the rational view of- the case, we must give it up and confess that history is of no value as compared with yellow colored fiction. A QUESTION OF CAVES. Every house which is designed to be inhabited any considerable part of the time ought to have a basement or cellar, and just now, when the .State Register and many timid persons and papers are agitating cyclone caves, is a good time to talk quietly and composedly about that part of the house which answers to so many and such varied uses. Every house that is built should be begun eight feet below the surface, or thereabouts. It can be walled with stone or brick, or can be left with just the wall of dirt, plastered or otherwise. It can be drained very easily and cheaply, and is by all odds the cheapest part of the house. Any farmer can dig an ample cellar himself, and do the work when other work' cannot be done, even after the house is up, and have room •for coal, potatoes and other storage in winter and for his milk and butter in summer. Every school house, too, might well be provided with a cellar big enough to store the winter's fuel in, and big enough to take in the whole school when empty in summer, should a suspicious looking sky suggest a descent to it. Such a cellar could be provided with as much economy as a coal house, and access to it could be had with greater ease and comfort in cold or stormy weather. The cellar, which wo should have anyway, is the proper solution of the cyclone' cave question.' It is much the better'way to respect the feeling of timidity that oppresses many natur s and to take means of. allaying it, than to snuer at or ignore,, it. And. instead of- buBding cyclone". cavea, such 'as the ltegister.a.dyo^a.tes v it would be better to'.] ay stress upon,, UK.- economy and utility oft tlie base-- niL-nt apartment', especially 'in connec-, tion with our school houses. Every-body who has a cellar 'is well pruvid-.' ed, anyway. The cellar is a good- enough cyclone cave. The Northwestern Christian Advocate has been collecting information bearing .upon the efficacy of the Kceley cure for drunkenness. It has received from physicians and clergymen reports on 53-1, covering 27 states, besides the Canadas, and out of these ^75 permanent cures are reported, while .'.'"» 1 relapsed. Ot the latter 13 "became insane, 11 died and a suicided. The proprietors of the Koeley cure claim 9."> per cent., and this investigation shows cures in upwards of one-half the eases e>y- amiued. If even half the patients are cured the remedy may well be rated a success. The deaths, suicides and insane eases are not necessarily attributable to the Kceley treatment. Drunkards go that way very rapidly in any event. If even a third of the.eases are successfully treated the cure would be entitled to rank as a, philanthropy. tiro ¥ellWstertfe t&fk, itt WM to occupy twenty da'ys. T*W ffl%spetfi IS alluring. ft"d doubtless ft.ll fiefrSjJftper men who do not have to stay fit home and run thcii- newspapers will take advantage of this splendid opportunity foi' sightseeing. The rehearing of arguments for and against the constitutionality of the income tax law was liarl last week, to a full bench of the supreme court, and it is expected that a decision which will be rendered on the 20th hist. The. impression prevails that the decision will sustain the. law. The prohibition state convention will be held in DnsMoines, June 19th. Kossuth cast 21 votes for Bennett Mitchell and is entitled to two delegates. There seems to be no complaint regarding the salaiy of the governor's office present. As a rule tlie Riorum-icAN says what it TESFI Aigdna Will Jiavg a l*8fig*: tafice f elejfjhofce System in 30 bays* We Can Talk With Baricrbft, fiuft, yard, Wesley* Sexton, Whitte m6r6, BHtt, CbfwithY at, moans, but last week in a paragraph of only Him-liiK 1 .-'- IV. said Venezuela twice when it should have said Nicaragua both /mi 1 ?. After a four-months' deadlock in the Delaware legislature over the election of a United Suites senator, Col. Henry A. Dupont was elected on the 211th ballot, receiving the requisite fifteen votes. The result was reached only a few minute" before the clock struck three, the hour of adjournment, and the democrats interjecting a dilatory motion, a ballot thereon was proceeding when the clock chimed the liou'V. and the announcement of Dn- ponfs election was made Immediately after. There will bo a contest over Dn- pont's seat, but their will not be any contest over the verdict that the Delaware republicans made a very foolish exhibition of obstinacy. The Midland Monthly has good stories in it. The New York Tribune of a week ago Sunday republished a story by Octave Thanet from the lirst number of magazine. The Western Electric coinpany have Agreed to put in a long distancei telephone system in thirty days, it Will connect neighbor towns outside the county and inside. The conditions of agreement require that Algona shall be connected with Bancroft, Ledy'iiitl, Hurt, Whittetnore, Sexton and Wesley. This coinpany is made tip'Of outside men, and among the stockholders ate Z. S. Barrett, oil Wesley, Thos. Way, of Britt, and T. A. Potter, of- Corwith. The company asked of Algotia all advance purchase of telepone books amounting to $800, and a few of our business men very soon raised 8740 and the company said it would do. Bancroft has raised $500 and Burt $200 and other towns have made their contributions. The rates will be 20 cents for a live minutes talk over the wires. DR. McCOY HONORED. that ANSWERS TO "COIN." "Cash vs. Coin'- is tlie title of a little paper-covered book in answer to "Coin's Financial School" which is being sold at, the news stands these days. It is a very bright book, written by Edward Wisncr, editor of the Monroe, Louisiana, News. "Cash" is a train baggageman on the Queen & Crescent railway, whom the talc- ing narrative make to happen in Chicago while''Coin's" school is in progress, and who is made to attend the school, and 'after being being lillod up with electricity by means of a battery, to hold a school of his own, at which "Coin" is present, and to completely vanquish him in a debate after depriving him of hypnotic power, \yhieh it is discovered gave him his mastery over his audience. The book meats '-Coin" on his own ground and is enough for him. Goo. E. Roberts, editor of tlie Ft. Bpdge Messenger, has written a book in answer to "Coin's Financial School" wlijc.h is likely to bring new recognition to iJiat able writer. The oook is entitled "Qojn at School in Finance," and is published, by W. B. Conkcy & Co., Chicago. Itiis 1 - a book pf ICO pages and is prol'us.ely \ttus- trated, after the style of "Coin's" bopk. It is dedicated, very proporl>, "to the wage earners of the United States, the class above all others most interested in, the dollar of present purchasing value and. in the speedy restoration of prosperity." The book starts with an account of a discussion of the merits of "Coin's Financial School" between a number of farmers, laboring men and traveling men," which leads to "Coin's" coming to Eagle Grove, when a school is opened at the opera house, and "Coin" is told many tilings by the practical farmers and laboring men which unsettle his philosophy. The people of this neighborhood, to whom Mr. Roberts is best known personally, will feel an especial interest in reading his book, and the widespread interest in silver \yili give it the certainty of an extended sale, The Department of Iowa G. A. R. Gives Him a Unanimous Vote as Medical Director. The annual encampment of the Iowa grand army was held last week at Clinton, Iowa, and brought out a large representation of the Union's defenders. Col. J. K.I 3 . Thompson, of Sioux llapids, was chosen for commander, M. E. Erwin, of Dubuqu.e, senior vice commander, II. B. Scott, of Davenport, junior vice commander,Dr. II. C. McCoy, of this place, as medical director, and Rev. J. B. Albrook, of Mt. Vernon, chaplain. The next meeting will be held at Cedar Rapids. The Clinton. Herald had this notice of Dr. McCoy: The medical director elect, Dr. H. C. McCoy, of Algona, came to this state in 1870 and located at Algona, where he has since resided, being actively engaged in the practice of his profession and in other ways doing what he could to develop the resources of the state ot his adoption. He has been an enthusiastic member of the Grand Army of the Republic for many years, being a charter member of J. C. Taylcr Tost, 1(35, at Algona. He served during the war from ; t>2 to '65 in the 31st Wisconsin Infantry and 3rd Tennessee Cavalry, in the last named regiment as — " geon. The "comrades"' have a i place in his affection. you cafe how you look, and we know you do, you will visit this department in our store before you buy, If the best goods for the least money is what you want, we can please you. Jas. Taylor. sur- warin using. The decision will be of interest to all those who desire to erect buildings in the business portion of towns. ALGONA IS VICTORIOUS. Beats LuVerne at Base Ball to the Tune of 34 to 10—Our First Game. The much talked of game of base ball between Algona and LuVerne came off last Saturday at the latter place in spite of most of our boys getr ting caught in a storm going down. The captains agreed to play five innings and the game was called at 3:40- withChas. McCall-as umpire and the men in the following positions a bat and ball and a bean pole and pumpkin. Eive or six boys went down on their wheels and a few on the train, but the majority went with teams and indulged in a little hail storm on tne road without any side curtains, but nil declare they would not have missed seeing.Cowan's slide for all the rain and h'ail^ wet and cold in Greenland's icy mountains. A CONFEDERATE VIEW. Algona. , Bob Phelps Leslie Wilkinson Garry Garlield WillCovcll Peach Cowau Dell Covell , . Will Salisbury Lewis Hunt Ernest Raymond LuVerne. L. El Stevenson \V. C. Eel Is C. G. Goodwin E. A. Lovcll •Will Raney. Ed Beards Icy Jess Stoddard Matt Staft'oger Jas. Sage UNITS AND TENS. . .... Eminent Chicago democrats, ex-mayor Hopkins on one side and Sigmund Zeisler on the other, submitted to Judge Vincent recently a, dispute whu-h had arisen between-them which v.;;.-> reduced to writing, as .follows: "Sigmund Zeisler states that under the statute of 1792, both gold and silver were made units of value in the United States. John P. Hopkins denies the prosition." Judge Vincent, in a statement covering the whole ground of controversy, gives his decision in favor of the affirmative, and so is discredited another oi "Coin's" allegations, and one upon which great stress has been laid by him. it is unprofitable to discuss a merely verbal or technical point, and that is all we can see in this question wheth- .er the law of 1792 established one or two units. Whatever may be said in relation to units, that law did certainly establish two standards. It said how much silver should go into one silver dollar, and it also declared how much gold should go into ten gold doU Jars. The law did not provide for the coinage of a gold dollar, for the reason that a gold dollar would, be too small a dollar piece to handle, and so as a practical question of mintage merely tlie law omitted to proviso for gold dollars being coined. Had congress at that time contern- the limited we tbftt would be If it is believed that Piatt, Quay and other discredited spoils bosses who met in Washington recently had as their chief object of conspiracy the defeat of the nomination of ex-President I'larrUon, the latter will begin to have a numerous following: These wily politicians are to the republican party, or aim to be, wliatCrok- er is to ihe democratic. PRICES REDUCED. You can buy good dry white oak posts of Hamilton & Co. for 5c. each. Prices on Brick Tile and Sewer Pipe are also greatly reduced. 83-34 Don't buy a pump until you get our prices.—SruuBEpK & LAMBEUT. • A LUXURY FOR THE LADIES, «• I am prepared to give baths, either •plain, electric, sitz, salt-glows, spray, or pour, with massage and other treatment. Come Tuesdays and Thursdays. Can also furnish first-class recommends as a nurse. Also agent for folding bath tubs. Come and see MKS. WM. CLEAHY. EefTO AVith Two Strings, It is not to bo wondered at that Commander Newman, in his annual address at the Clinton encampment, created a sensation when he said in regard to union soldiers who do not belong to the U. A. B..: Wo reached our zenith some years si^ce as predicted at the time and cannot nope to receive much new material, lam not in favor of making an effort to recruit from those who have never been members of the G. A. li. While there are patriotic citizens who would liot impoverish themselves by becoming members and many who arc entitled who do not deem it of su(Helent value to avail themselves of it, I am not disposed to place much value upon the ell'orts to induce them to join. I am almost in doubt regarding the value of thb services they rendered, for it does seern to mo they could not desert us now had they ever been truly and fraternally loyal." vVe do not doubt that G. A. E. men generally will consider the remark an unfortunate one, It seems lU<e a l° l 'S time ago when wo used to road articles ia the Courier which declared that "The tar'ifl! is a tax." Lafo Young, president of the Iowa Press association, is aiTangtng for a trip over the Northern Pacific railroad from St. Paul to Helena, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma., and Portland, with s|4o U'iiw down the Columbia, to Astwrlft »M tho • ocean, <«Aa4 wtiw will ycm 0 e * warned,?" M Aa sooii as you give m , . yon faacj The Rock llapids Review says of Commander J. K. P. Thompson:.'_ ,J.K. P. Thompson was born Aug. 21, 1845, at Corey. O. He enlisted as a musician in Company U, 21st Iowa at tlie age of 16 and served three .-years;-; He was eugagettin-the.battVesof.Harts.-;- ville, Mq., Port Gibson,,rChampion Hill, was'in the charge of Blacb Iliver: Bridge and was at the seige of Vicks-, burg, being wounded on the 22dof May- and was sent to the hospital at Jefferson liai racks. Mo. lie returned to his regimenc at Matagor.da Bay. I.-i the winter of 'Go and '64, he was at the seige of Spanish Fort, whero he volunteered for special duty in carrying aiuuniticui. to the front and escaped by a hair's breadth having his head taken off by a cannon ball. lie was in the seige and charge of Blakesley and tlie taking of Mobile,and took part in the running of the blockade at Vicksburg and- of the bombardment of Grand Gulf. Col. Thompson was a charter member and is past commander of Du.ulap post, No. 147, Rock Rapids. He was on Gen. Veasey's staff with the rank of colonel, and was aide de camp to Mason P Mills, commander of the department of Iowa and was aide de camp of the llth district under Commander Phil Schaller. He was also on the staff of Gov. Larrabee -with the rank of lieutenant colonel, datingfrom May 1888, and is on the staff of Gpv. Jackson with-,the same rank, dating from Feb. 1, 1894, His successful ci"ic career, is too well known here, where he has lived over 20 years, to need rehearsing at length. J. K, P. Thompson has been closely identified with Rock Rapids and Lyon county from their infancy. He has been one of the foremost ui enterprise, public spirit and faith in this community among its citizens, Ho has received the reward of industry and .perseverance, when coupled with sagacity and prudence, and the banking, house of Miller & Thompson is today ono <l£ the leading (imiuchu institutions in this part of the state. The qualities which have always distinguished his actjvities.willbe seen in his administration of department affairs. Whatever is .worth doing, is worth doing well seems to have.been his motto, and no duty or opportunity to advance tho interests of the order and his comrades will ho neglected by the new department commahdei of Iowa,"J. K. I 3 - Thompson. A BRICK WALL TEST CASE, J?ocahontas Record: Judge Quarton has returned his decision in the case of .Jiollard vs. Ilealy. in which Bollard was trying to recover pay for one-half of a brick wall. The history of tlie case is as follows: About two years ago Col. Healy concluded he would build on his lot which joined Bollard's building and he put up a building one story high and only'80 feet Jong. }3ol- lard claimed that 'Healy should pay hiui for one-half of the entire wall while Healy would only admit that lie was indebted to Bollard for tlie value of the wall that he used. Judge Qwav- Pos. . C. P. ist'B. :2dB. 3dB. S. S. .L. F. C. F. R. F. The LuVerne boys went to bat first and made a run of 'three scores on an error before being put out. Then Algona came in and made a run of three. In the next inning LuVerne ran in three more and Algona took the lead with six more. When LuVerne came to the plate for the third inning the first two men were easily fanned out by Wilkinson and the next man was foolish enough to. knock .^grounder. -ito Dell Coveil, who,promptly threw it to first, making three out without a man getting' to first base. When Garfield stepped up to the plate for. the hist half of the -third and fanned but beat the ball to first, the LuVerne boys got -'rattled" and Algona ran in nine more just to '-keep up appearances," making the score 18 to Gin pur favor.. LuVe'rne "came up smiling"—a sickly smile—and made one lone tally before they had to go back'again. Algona was feeling happy, so they waded -in and made 14 the next inning. Lu- Verne made three more and that practically settled the game in our .favor* but as it was good practice for both sides they played the last half of the fifth and we got two more. The score, now stood 34 toio,in favor of :Algona,and thus ended our nine's first game this season. Among the most notable individual plays were: Wilkinson's clever pitching, Dell Covell's skillful and unassuming backing up of the infield, Garfield's beating the ball to first after three strikes three times in succession, Will CoveU's running a man down, between first and second, Salisbury's up- -Bhoots that fooled the LuVerne boys in the last inning and made them fan the air about four feet below the ball, The Battle of Hartvillfe, 'Missouri in which D. A. Haggard and Mike O'Rqiirke Took a Hand, Described by a Confederate. D. A. Haggard and Mike O'Rourke were in the battle of Hartville, Missouri, July llth,''; 18G : 3, and naturally they feel a lively interest in any published story of the engagement. . Last season Mr. Haggard revisited the scene of the struggle, and while in the vicinity subscribed for the local' paper, the I-lartville Progress. The issue of May 10th of that paper has this description of the fight,, the materials of--which were supplied by an actual participant on the Confederate side: Maj.'C. A. JKirtluy the battl.e that occurred at this place,'July llth, 1863. He 'was 'then' a lieiltenant in the Confederate army. He says there'were abo'ut 450 c-on'fedei-ates t'irr the • actual engagement/. 1 '•Thi's''lt r oVce'.c\ 1 bBs'eAl > Hlie river at^the ford south l of : town, and formed a-liue of battle, with ; Col. Emmett McDonald on the right, Col. Porter in the-center and Maj. G.- R. Kirt- .ley, .commanding Gen., Joe Shelby's old regiment on. the left.. The Federal line occupied a s,trong : positioninthe woods in the western outskirts of the : town. Marmaduk^'s artillery .was. stationed on the bluffs east of .town near the site of Mr,.- Steel's , residence. One piece-of' artillery brought across to town," but the .horses \vere killed .and the guii was run:back ,by hand a,nd was saved. The bloodiest part of th'e field was about the courthouse on a line from northeast to south-West." The 0911- federate'loss wai.9;JBeJd,ofll.cers, 52 line officers and 212 nori-commissiqned officers alid privates. Maj. G.R. Kirtley fell dead,,shot through the face and head, 20 yards.south of the point now occupied by .Tin-;-Isaac Hart'si house. Lieut, C. A. Kirtley was wounded near, the same spot. Col. Emmett McDonald received his;death .wound about the spot now occupied by the east courthouse gate, and Lieut..; Col, Wyman fell dead near the same place. Col, Porter and Maj. Bennett received wounds during this engagement. Mag. Kirtley participated-in 32 battles, and for the numbers engaged, he thinks Hartville was the bloodiest battle in which he was engaged excepting Bloody -Hilf, Wilson Creek. Mr. Haggard says' that .while the above gives the number actually engaged on the confederate side as about 450, there were, some 6^000 rebels on to •'Yes, b\jt it was ,on,Jy and last, but not least, Capt. Cowan's wonderful slide from within ton feet of home plate to first base. One very noticeable fault with Lu- Verne was that they did not play together, which showed inexperience as well as lack of practice. The - Algona nine wore all there except Nick Ray, first baseman.' Garfleld took his place and did it to perfection The boys eu-e in splendid condition, though the seasou is y«t young. Wilkinson was at his best, as he always is, and made five scores basides causing over halt: of LuVerne's outs by fanning them with a variety of twisters. Bpb Plielps,, though a little out of practice, is as yopl headed as he used to be with Andy in the box and "Little Mike" on first. Salisbury, Hunt' and Raymond can tUo b?Ul "keep off the grass" in field w\ P^l CoveU js uncloubtecl- y the best shortstop .jn this "neck o' de woods,'' Nick Buy, WJH Cavell ancl Capt. CoAvtfn flve w the bases- jjud understand fcow to l *«t it on Jnim," the field, but.most of them were armed with shot guns, which could not reach the union lines, so that the estimate of the number "in the actuaj engage- inept" is not so very' far out of the way. _ HIS TOO COMMON FATE, decide^ tliwt'Cql. Uealy's View .of the rqattey was right find 'returnea » foy Jhe 'amount 9? tlio 1 'value of t1u\t j§ while the I&tw is, without exeeptlon, the bes£ captain a piui> ever luic]. A Prakernan Rvm Over and Killed West 8en4 Sunday Night. . An ISminetsburg special' of the 13th says: Jawea A.Sbeehan, a brakeraan on the Burlington, Cedav Rapids & .Northern, l?il}#d one mile north of West Bend at 9:30 last night- Jle YF«W braking on tvJfcin W. As tliey pulled out of West Bend the train, broke in two, The head end was stopped at We water tank to take water, lie was" sta,nding'-at the 'rear .euU of \vnenvUehiadend ing the pead end of the tw\in, UiiTO oye,r the 'end of failing b^v-ep, severed. frcii» ,t capabilites jvnd ' teaeh, gpme of fch'e plufes, pipe shows -great will

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