The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 29, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1895
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BY MSLtON STAKft. SUBSCRIPTION RATES; One Year, in Advance $1.5° Si* Months 75 Three Months 40 VEST TO KEEP COOL, If our republican politicians don't have a care they will let the democrats drive them info supporting the gold standard currency system while they (the detos.) will ride to victory on the free silver wave. Our party was once caught in a similar manner by the "high" tariff and "hnv" tariff cry. They should not be found napping again. This is the way the Emmet County Republican looks at it. We do not believe the deinecratic party can force the republicans into any position which does not coairnend itself to the judgment of the party masses. We du not believe the democrats ever did that on any question. In our view the republicans did not adhere to protection because they were "caught napping.'' It was rather because they believed protection was the right policy for the country. They were confident that even in the event of defeat, their position would in the end be rendered only the stronger by the trial of free trade. The party that was ; 'caught napping" was the party that allowed itself to be saddled with the responsibility of power, while pledged to a policy antagonistic to the true interests of the people. The sequel has been, so far as the issues of 1892 were concerned, that the party which won the election has lost the confidence of the people of all sections and has been demoralized and apparently ruined by its victory. The democrats understand now that it is a short sighted party policy to distract itself looking around for some "wave"upon which to "ride to victory." The "victory" in that case frequently turns out to be a too expensive one—in fact, it is a defeat, and a defeat the hardest to recover from, as it requires a change of front or a stubborn insistence upon a discredited policy. The correct idea of party government is a govern- me.jt of policies and principles, through parties believing in and committed to them. The motive of party organization has usually been and always should be centered in patriotism, though it is to be admitted that party leadership has frequently, and not even perhaps incidentally been on a great hunt for a "wave of victory," not for principle nor for sound and wholesome policy, but for spoils and self-aggrandizement. In regard to this silver question it seems to us that the least excited people in the United States today are the republicans, the great body of whom adhere to the 'Minneapolis declaration and will continue to do so. The people who have real occasion for worry are the democrats. A conflict is now going on within the ranks of that party which cannot end otherwise than in disruption. Republicans need not worry. EARNING BY SERVING. * The REPUBLICAN adheres to the notion, possibly old fashioned but not yet obsolete, that if a man desires to make money out of wheat, or corn, 01 any other product of the farm, he ought to raise it, or transport it, 01 actually deal in it. He who does either of these things performs an actua' service, for which he should be paid When he has earned a profit he is entitled to it and should have it. I: there are those who have not earned a profit and yet are trying to get pos session of it, the burden of proof is tq> on them to show why they are entitlec to it. If they are, and if the bucket shop is a legitimate institution, the laws of some of the states are unjust inputting them under the ban, Men are being indicted quite frequently ir Illinois for running these institutions and it would seem strange if the anti gambling laws of our own state do no; put the business under penalty. The world is wide, and opportunities foi legitimate employment and profit are open on every hand, and there is no excuse for resorting to gambling oj. other means of getting a living with out earning it. There is no reason 01 excuse for engaging in a practice o; business which the popular conscience and the laws of the state have declarec against, And the man is smarter thai the average who can make it pay fo any length of time. dead. Now. my idea of a teacher's duties is not only to teach the regular lessons as given in the text books, but o teach morality and love of country and instil high patriotic ideas as well. 3ut how can she teach these import- int truths if she will not or does not practice them? Last year in one dis- rict the teacher was so unfit for her mportant duties that she held school n spite of the protest of many of the scholars on Memorial day but took a lay off to go to the circus, and by the lirector's permission, provided she made it up. ]STow this does not indicate a high order of patriotism, either n teacher or director. Would it hot )e much better and more profitable or schools to be dismissed for that lay. that all may go and attend the ^ercises and have instilled into their 'oung minds the great truths for which he brave soldiers'bled and died, and hen on the following day hold an ex- jrcise commemorative of the departed ind of their deeds. Should not school boards, instead of preventing, compel he closing of the schools on such lays? PATRON. The writer above asks a question, ind theu answers it. As we look at it, he question was one timely to pro- )ound, and the answer the only one uited to the case. We have not in his country many holidays. What we lave are commemorative of great vents or heroic deeds, or honor lives ledicated to country, or have a high eligious or social significance. They \ppeal to the noblest sentiments, and lo honor to the highest standards of iving. If there is any fitness in their ibservance by anyone there is special eason why the children iu our public chools should be taught to observe hem. They need the lessons which hese days are designed to teach, and he impression made upon their minds by a proper observance may be deeper han upon their elders. So far as Memorial day is concerned,a large por- ion of our adult population were liv- ug during the rebellion and realized he meaning of the struggle and the mmense sacrifice which its suppress- on involved. To the school child this s all history and not a part of the experience of his life. The children if today may at least, if they are given he opportunity, treasure in their memories the spectacle of the surviv- ng veterans marching in solemn pro- ession and strewing flowers upon the graves of their comrades now nuniber- d with the patriot dead. They may isten to the story of the war. told by men who participated in it, and they may gain from it all an appreciation of he crisis passed through and a lasting reverence and affection for those whose heroic deeds brought it to such a happy issue. If there is any sentiment of jatriotism existing in a land saved and :onsecrated by the blood of patriots, it ought to be transmitted, transfused into the hearts of the children of these lays, there to live and to show itself forth as the days go by, and as the responsibilities of citizenship fall upon their shoulders. It ought not to be said, it ought not and need not be true, that the school boy of today has given L higher place in his admiration to tha down or the juggler in the circus than to Washington. Lincoln and Grant. It may be that a teacher here and there has done so, but we must believe that such teachers are few. It may be that now and then a school director has betrayed the feeling, but, probably not many have offended. These occasional outbreaks against the patriotic impulse of the people are in themselves proof of the great need of a constant education of the young in pat riotism. We pay more for the support of schools than all our other taxes, and do it willingly. The theory upon which this taxation is justified is thatot a public benefit, the preparation of children for the duties of citizenship, It is by the public school system that the nation strengthens its citizenship iu intelligence and in patriotism, and so is enabled to do without a heavier taxation for ii standing army, Everj .school teacher should realize the significance of this fact. Nobody who does not realize it is fit for such a position No teacher ought to be compelled to make up for a holiday. If the school is so located that attendance upon a public observance of the day is practicable, the school should be dismissed for the dav, and no child shoulc be put to a disadvantage by his attendance upon a patriotic celebration. If such a celebration is not near at hand the teacher should provide one for the school, and the parents should be invited,—EDITOR. TO "KEEP SCHOOL.' To the Editor—I wish to submit to you for editorial comment the question Should our country schools be held or Decoration or Memorial day, especiallj when all the children can and woulc like to attend the exercises? I am led to ask this question by the fact that our district school will be held 01 that day because the director will not allow the time lost and the teachei does not wisb to lose the time, I have ajsljecl your views on this question which j well know will be wise anc patriotic, but at the same time I would like to say a few words on the subject, jijy children attend regularly, rarely jnjssing a. day,and as prizes are offered for regular attendance, good deport* jnent and highest standing in scholar- they are loath to mjea one day be it so great and patriotic u aay fbe memorial 4uy for our honored do housework will resort to teaching for vhichthey arc not adapted, Simply because of a feeling that School teaching is noro respectable, which It ts not. Archbishop Ireland is one. of the. best thinkers of his time. This is not remarked lust because the distinguished churchman considers the free silver movement a «erions menace to the country's prospcri- y. We have known it all the while. It may bo mentioned in passing that the men in the Carnegie works at Homestead lave been given an advance of ton pet :ent in wages, all along the line, without asking for It. It is only one of many symptoms of reviving prosperity. Queen Victoria's 70th birthday was celebrated last Friday. Victoria has ruled England for nearly 58 years. Next to George III, who was on the throne 59 years. Victoria has made the 1 jngcst record. She is a good woman. Long live the Queen. The Presbyterian general assembly at Pittsburg has adapted a declaration on the temperance question in favor of individual total abstinence and the abolition of the saloon system. We. wish there were Presbyterians enough to do thcabol- shing. Tin; saloon is the enemy of all •ighteousness and it ought to go. The date of this execution of Harry Hayward, of Minneapolis, for the murder of Catherine Ging, lias boon set for June 21. The Bancroft Register formally lire- outs the name of Samuel Mayne of that )lace for the republican nomination for •epresentative. Mr. Mavne is a good man ind nobody will be called upon to grum- )lc if he gets the nomination. The Bancroft Register sagely observes: 'It is no longer pennissablo to laugh at vomaii for changing her mind, since the U. S. Supreme Court has set the example." The publishers of Editor Roberts' book, '. B. Conkey Company, sold nearly 75,000 copies in two weeks. It is a popular book. At the end of his second trial, on Satur- .lay, the jury found Oscar Wilde guilty of all the unmentionable mistiness of which 10 was accused, and he goes to jail for j\vo years. A young lord by the name of Taylor was give the same sentence. The Sheldon town council has raised the saloon license under the mulct law from •1,200 to •?!.500 and has passed the "ctir- 'e\v" ordinance, intended to send children ionic from tlie streets at a seasonable lour. PEOPLES' PARTY CONVENTION. There will be a mass convention of the Peoples' Party at the court house in Algona on Thursday, .June 6, 1895, at 1 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the state convention to be held June 11, and for the transaction of such other business as the convention may determine. Kossuth county is, entitled to four delegates. M. DE L. PAH- SONS, chairman. MAYNE FOR REPRESENTATIVE. Bancroft Register: The 'Register this week takes pleasure in presenting for the consideration of the Kossuth county republicans the name of our honored citizen, Samuel Mayue as a candidate for the nomination for representative from this district. Mr. Mayne is too well known to all the people of this county as a moral, upright citizen and a safe, sound republican to need any introduction from us. His knowledge of law and business and political affairs as well as of the wishes and needs of the constituency of this district and the fact that he is that kind of a man who would devote bis time and energies in the interests of such, coupled with his wide and favorable acquaintance with the prominent and influential men of the state, renders him, we believe, the most available candidate in the race. We realize that that the field is free and open to all, and though there are now but two other competitors for the nomination there will probably be more before the convention is called. Mr, Mayne has no money to put into the contest and can spare but little time to make a canvass for the honor, but we feel sure the republican voters of Kossuth will recognize in him a candidate eminently fitted for the place and justly entitled to their consideration and support, and will decide accordingly when the time for action arrives, WORK WELL BEGUN. A meeting was held at Clarke's hall on Thursday night to take up serious* ly the work of preparation for the ap- 1 propfiate celebration of the Fourth. There was a good attendance of business men, and the expression of sentiment in favor of celebrating with a vim was unanimous and decided. Mayor Haggard appointed as the com* mittee of arrangements: O, B. Durdall, W. D.Brownell, J. R. Jones, L M. Fin- hell, E. J. Gil more, E, A. Patterson •tnd M. Starr, This committee met on the following evening and mapped out ;he preliminary work by naming the 'ollowing sub-committees: Decorations and Parade—Durdall. Speaker and Grounds—Starr. Program—J. R, Jones. Finance—Brownell. Fireworks—Gilmore. Amusements—Patterson.' Music—Finriell. Printing—Finnell and Starr. Definite announcements carinot be uade as yet, but the business men of Algona are responding liberally with subscriptions to pay for a first-class ielebration, and the committee pro- )ose to secure the best to be had in the tvay of speaker, music, ball game, sports and fireworks, making a full lay's celebration, all features of which hall be creditable to the town. DEATH OF SECRETARY GRESHAM. Secretary of State Walter Q. Greshivm died of pleurisy yesterday morning. He had been in failing health for some time, but the sudden termination of his life was not anticipated. Gresham was born in 1833 and was 03 years old, He was a major general in thn Union army, served 14 years as United States circuit judge in Illinois, hold the positions of postmaster general and secretary of the treasury under President Arthur, and died .us Cleveland's secretary of state. Ills manager raent of our foreign affairs, particularly with Hawaii, were severely criticiscd.and his last days were embittered by the • bad luck which has followed the administration of which he was a part. The Poeahontas Record is sorry tosocso many good hired girls spoiled to make poor school Mw'ams. Wo do not see why school ma'ams tu'e not hired girls. - The distinction Is only as to the kind of work. It is dpubtle&s a fact that many who can WEST BEND TO BE CONNECTED, Journal: Mr. T. A. Potter, of Corwith, was in town yesterday in the interests of the Telephone Exchange and from the encouragement met with, no doubt now remains about our being connected with outside towns by the "hello" line. , ODD FELLOWS' PROGRAM. The following is announced as the program of the Odd Fellows' celebration at Livermore, June 6th: Receptions of visiting members at I O, O. F. hall, 0 to 10:30 a. m. Business meeting, 10:30 to 11. Parade, 11 to 18. Banquet, .12 to S p,m, :; ••• Public meeting in grove, 2 p. n*. The program for the public meeting will be as follows: Opening ode by members. Prayer. Music. Address of welcome. Welcome on behalf of lodge^Hon. J M- Schleicher, Response, ,4. M- Adams Dakota City Music, Address, fjon, W. U- McFarJand. Music. . Address, Rev, C. P. Boardroan. Music. • , . Benediction. : , 5,000 dozen eggs in trade at Goeders The Opera House Grocery is the place to find ^Economy." Fresh vegetables every morning at Langdori & Hudson's. OUR GREAT CELEBRATION. Algona Will Beat Ail Previous Fourth of July Records. Will Honor the Day with the Finest berhonstration This Part of the Country lias ever Seen. CASES IN COURT. udge Quarton is Pushing Business— Numerous Cases Dismissed and Others Disposed of. The term of the district court so far las been remarkable for the rapid disposition of business. Quite a number of cases have been dismissed on mot- on of the plaintiffs, others have been settled outside of court, and others have been expeclitously disposed of by ,h e judge and jury. A decree of divorce was granted Julus Hager from Sarah Hager on statutory grounds, by default. In Geo. Lacy vs. Geo. B. Miller, an action on account, in which $103 was laimed, the evidence on both sides was given to the jury and then the case was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff without prejudice. Flack and Fox vs. C. C. Wolf. This was, an appeal from,Obed Robinson's court at Wesley, and was tried to a jury, but was dismissed after the evidence was in. Rank vs. Grombach. The plaintiff sued for balance on wages and defendant made a counter claim of damages by'slander. While the parties were waiting for their case to be called they got together and settled their differences out of court. Flack vs. Boettcher. Damages in taking property under a writ of attachment. The court ordered the property returned to the owner. Tallman vs. Flack. An action to recover personal property taken under a writ of replevin. After the evidence was submitted the plaintiff dismissed and the court ordered the property returned to the party from whom it was taken. . Lickteig vs.; Schneider. This, was the Wesley slander casse. It appeared that there was no malice,' and the plaintiff dismissed the suit. The defendant has taken everything back In the Wesley Reporter and it is understood that he pays a part or all the costs. Nellis vs. Lillibridge. The,suit was for labor, the amount • involved being $35, and the defendant made a counter claim as surety and $40 damage, The case came from Justice E. H. Clarke's court and was tried to a jury, The original attorneys dropped out of the case and Swetting and Taylor tried the case for the plaintiff and Cloud for the defendant. A verdict of $1 was given the plaintiff, State vs. Geo, W, Skinner. The defendant was indicted for forgery. A demurrer based on the statute of limitations was sustained and the case was dismissed. , State vs, Schemmerhprn' The de fendant was indicted some yeai-s ago for obtaining wo.nev und.ej 1 . fi^e prete.p* "es and the ^e cojitinu§4 for- lirresti The action was dismissed on motion of the county attorney. Boyd vs, M.' Stevens. This was a hard fouglit Qiise, which was tried to. a jury three days ami finally decided in favor of the defendant. The claim was for commissions on & land sale, Swetting arid Clarke were for the <Je fense and Cloud for the plaintiff. The long fought case of Stephenson vs. stephensen w#s disposed of. The late Robt- Btephensou (Jeered bis far to bis son, L.Quis,anclafterwttra,8ja4rn ing be had a buyer for the place, &&-, owed, from the latter a, dee<j i'n There seemed to be something darfc jn the deal, for the fntUey, q'n' 4ay of ltt» death }n the cyei ed hjs own nuu^Ju the iusmuneut of conveyance ana ja^cted, jj. to •*> Milltner Yf 'If you care 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. in-law, the wife of Louis, to have her right of dower set aside. The son srought a counter suit, asking to have lis deed to his father set aside on the ground of fraud, and the outcome has jeen that he won the case. The court on Saturday afternoonldis- harged the jury until Monday, allowing them to spend Sunday at home. Among the attorneys in attendance liave been Judge Cook, of Webster 3ity, Barney Keliey and E. A. Mori- ing, of Etnmetsburg, Goodwin, of Lu- Verne, Thompson, Mayne and Barslou of Bancroft, Miller and Fellows, of Wesley, Miller, of Buffalo Center, McInroe, of Whittemore and Wood, of or with. TWO OLD SETTLERS DIE. Mrs. Phoebe A. McCall and Mrs. W. B. Carey Join the Silent Majority. Mrs. Phoebe Ann McCall died on Friday, aged 82 years. She suffered a paralytic stroke some ten days previously and her fatal illness dated from that time. The funeral was on Sunday afternoon, a large company of mourning friends and relatives following the remains from, the residence -to "their last resting place. The services were conducted by Rev. Leslie, of the Epis;opal church. Mrs. Phoebe Ann Hayes was born near Albany, N. Y. Her first husband was H. G. Hartwell, with whom she came to Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Her second bus- band was Anson McCall, whose death occurred here some six years ago. Mr. and Mrs. McCall moved to Whitewater in 1865 and came to Algona in 1871. Three sons are well known residents of this place. Mrs. McCall was a woman very highly : respected by all who knew her. She was a woman of unusual force of character and was sympathetic and generous. Mrs. W. B. Carey, whose illness was noted in these columns, died at her home in Union township on Saturday morning, and her funeral was on Monday, Rev. Stewart, of Britt, conducting the religious service. There was present a large representation of old settlers, by all of whom she was well known. THE HELLO LINE. It Will Soon be Ready for Business Britt Tribune: The Tribune bas called attention to the fact that a tele phone line was to be built in Britt but has waited patiently for all the details to be perfected before calling attention to the benefits that will acrue through this new industry, Clear Lake, Garner, Duncan, Britt, Hutcbins, Stilson, Corwitb, Wesley, Sexton, Burt, Ban croft, A.Jgona, Cylinder, Wbittemore and Emmetsburg are the towns to be connected, The contracts, are all made, the material is on the ground or on the road and we are going to be in. "hello" connection within thirty days. The telephone rates will be • vyitbin Jbe reach of all and the business, men.. at these places will'fiM" "'' *_;,...! modation that five timej tbe'eost wpuld not take it away after the line haj been in use a few week.8, stores, offiges, a»4 private, be connected, bere in Uritt while line to the pqurt bouse, alone }yJJl ' worth the $Q§t to many of ouy The telephone ig pp ventionj that; keeoojej a Jt8 US.6 e eeate iwryea Iqp tiw'&jMtf Army veK<>j m Tftf w«w*. P*paptf%^ aant.a in niimihiunrl 'f lia'lnlvniivxwna'ft AfeSaa? 1 lOTAftflalfciHrth HONOR THE SOLDIER DEAD. Annual Memorial .Services for the Patriot Dead—Veterans will Pay their Tribute. The Oration to be by Rev. S. G. Blythe—Orders of the Day. The observance of Decoration day in Algona tomorrow is expected to be very successful and interesting. The feature of greatest interest will be the address in the Opera House in the forenoon by Dr. Blythe. Following is ie full program: PROGRAM MEMORIAL DAY. The members of Post, Ex-union soldiers, Woman's Relief Corps and Sons of Veterans will meet at G. A. R. hall at 10 a. m. At 10:15 they will march to the Opera House, headed by the Algona band, where the exercises will commence at 10:30 sharp. Music—Band. Song—Sons of Veterans, Glee Club. Invocation—Eev. Stevens. . Eecitation—Charles Chubb, Jr. Song—Sons of Veterans,!Glee Club-KilO'.;, .'.Recltatibn—-A'bra Rbblns.bu. .Address-^Hon. S. G. Blythe. Song—America, by the audience, led by Glee Club. AFTERNOON. Members of Post, escort soldiers and W. R. C. and S. of V. will meet at G. A. R. hall at 1:30 p. m. The head of lolumn will move at 2 p, m. and march to the cemetery where the concluding exercises will be held. Col. R. H. Spener assisted by aids will have charge of the procession. . FORMATION OF COLUMN. Algona Military Band, Co. F, 4th Reg't. National Guards, S.,of V., girls bearing flowers and their escorts, Grand Army Post, Womans' Relief Corps, Citizens on foot and iu conveyances. March to the cemetery. Decoration of soldier's graves. Exercises by the Post. Reading address to the Unknown Dead. The Algona Military Band will render patriotic and other appropriate pieces. • Officers—R. H. Spencer, Marshall; D. B. Avey, J. D. Starks, W. E.H.Morse, S. C. Spear, Wm. Dodds, Col, Thos. F. Cooke, Aids. COMMITTEE ON FLOWERS. Mrs. L. A. Sbcetz, Mrs, M. Starr, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Mrs. F. M. ! Taylor, Mrs. M, Vincent, Mrs, Geo. Galbraith, Mrs. J. R, Laird, Mrs. L.- M, Horton and Mrs. H. C. McCoy, The committee are requested to meet at the Congregational church parlors on Wednesday evening, May 29,,to perfect all arrangements and make boquets. • H. C. McCoy, Chairman Committee- UNITED WORKMEN PARADE. At the meeting of United Workmen last night it was decided to accept the invitation of the Grand Army toma^ob in the procession to the cemetery, '" members of the ord,er are therefore quested to meet at Memorial Hall, p, m., of Decoration day, MEMORIAL}. .Memorial t>

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