The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 10, 1895 · Page 1
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xxtv. ALGONA. KOSStrTH OOtTNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. .JULY 10, 1895. NO, 41. When > Go to the ALLISON'S POLITICAL START. Senator Allison Relates His periences in War Days. Me Raised Two Regiments and Then Went to Congress—The Convention of i85o. went to see Grimes. He lived at Burlington, and walked from the depot to his house. I was told he was down in the city. I looked him up and found lim in a grocery store owned by a oung man named Grear, the same oung man who lias just been elected rotn my state to take Wilson's place in he United States senate. Well, I presented the situation to Senator Crimes. He laughed at first, but I oon showed him that I was right and said: Opera House Grocery was was con- FURNITURE Is an important tool in every man's pocket, We believe we have the ( finest line of Knives and Scissors eveir brought to Kossuth County. To give every man and boy aji opportunity to carry a good knife, we will offer FOR 30 DAYS ONI-iY cnir regular 60 cent knife 43 cents. TMsis A FULLY WARRANTED KNIFE and you oan return i$ if it is too hard or too : soft or breaks' %rougli any flaw, and get J* • ' a new on© in $$ place, , . | WE HAVE KN^ES FOR 5,10,80, ud 86 ot*. rf ' - - • - - - — are warrantee} to Cut-" »--••"*:*—-——» C. M. DOXSEE, Hardware, Last gaturday at J. A, Hamilton & Co.'syard., about fifty cords of dry hard and soft wood were sawed up, It 48 the finest summei.' wood out and posts but $J«§0 per cord, delivered to any part of the qjty, Or4ey what you want at once m it will not last long, j, A. jUmfrTQN & Co. paps, at Setebell & It will py you to buy wall paper at 'liiiaMng of all Wn&,'&9B JH& k^l^^stiuea, a»d hato work. tow «J St. Louis Beptiblic: "Tell me, senator, about your first connection with politics." "I can give you my first political office," replied Senator Allison. "It was one of the tally secretaries of the convention of 3860, which nominated President Lincoln, I was born and educated, you know, in Ohio, and after my graduation at the Western Keserve college I began the practice of law at the little town of Ashland, somewhere near the center of the state. It was just about fifteen miles from Mansfield, whence John Sherman comes, and where tbe late Samuel J. Kirkwood used to practice law before he went to Iowa. Iowa, you know, is settled largely by Ohio people, and af ter I had practiced law for a time at Ashland I got the western fever and went out there. This was in 1857. I was republican in my tendencies, and though I was practicing law I much interested in politics, and I made one of the delegates to this vention in 1860. "Por some reason or other they made me one of the tally clerks. I sal right in front of George Ashum, oJ Massachusetts, who was the presidenl of tbe convention, and I believe that] gaie to him the first news of Lincoln's nomination. I kept footing up the figures as they came in, and sometime before the members of the convention were aware of the fact, I saw that Lin coin would be nominated and I turned about and told Mr. Ashum the fact A few minutes later the convention realized it, and then ensued one of th most wonderul-scenes in our history The convention was held in the old wigwam, in Chicago, and there were about 10,000 people present. When the vote was announced a scream went up from thousands of throats.and fully 1,000 hats were thrown in the air. It rained hats for several minutes .after the anuounce-nent, and I can still see the hats .rising and falling. The people los.t control of themselves, and I have often wondered what became of those bats, for there was not much possibility of reoovering.yourihat in. a' 'crowd like thatj j , .... ;:^v ."-.i'-'*'••. "Howdid>$qurhappen »-f6 come, to, congress; senatoiiV'''"'L -;^*' : ' 15AK - ^•V.^j ; *H'! "YKfill," replied ? Senate*'. 1 Allison,'' ytha$is,jsomething.qf'a s't.pry.y I don't thinKTwas ambitious to befa politician. I certainly made no'effort to secure my first nomination, and it came about indirectly through the influence and prestige, which I acquired' by being tile friend of Samuel J. Kirkwood, who was then governor of Iowa. As soon as he was elected be put me on his staff and at the outbreak of the war be directed me to raise some regiments for the army. "My territory was north Iowa, and I had organized three regiments along in 1861, when I was taken sick, and for a year I was unable to do anything. As soon as I recovered Gov. Kirkwood put me again at work, and I raised three more regiments, or six regiments mall- This was in 1862, and ' it was just about the time of nominating members of congress^ The candidate for the nomination of the republican party from our county was an extremely radical man. He wanted slavery abolished at once and wanted the president to adopt the most extreme measures as to the carrying on of the war. I was a little more conservative and the large conservative element of the district made me their candidate. The result was that I was nominated, and the opposing democratic man was an editor, who was then in jail on account of disloyalty. He had been or- "dered there by Secretary Stanton and the issue was a straight one for the union or against it. "You can hardly imagine, today, the .situation in 1862-1863," Senator A.IM- son continued, "The democratic party was strong and the republican party'had been depleted by the volunteers for the war, which had, you know, been called for again and again. "In organizing my regiments for the army I- noticed that niqe-tenths of them were republicans, and in looking over the congressional field I found that if all these votes were to be lost I would probably be defeated, The men were to go away to the field in a few days,' If I could have their votes I would be eleeted, Ho\ytaget them I did nofknow, I worried over the matter and finally decided that if their votes poujd be taken in the field jt 'would save not only this congressional distriPtto the republican party but others in different parts of Iowa, It was then a recess of tbe legislature, bow,eve}',' and sueh a .measure would require legislative aption- I poneluded, $o go to 0oy, girkwood and get twa to call an extra session, I did so, spend' ing all the night on tbe team to go fronj Bubuqfle. to Davenport, There was no diiept roa4 tben and J bad to go out in Illinois and, there ponneet •with, tte. OiieagQ* Burlington and •Quinsy and, pome ba,pk, I presented tbs situation to the goyerapr, < I teW was pertain tbat Wilson be elected a,na wj&t I Ipjpuld b,flib,VVfc that better-$ba not " 'Well, if that is so, and 1 think it s, We will certainly lose two districts n congress if the "governor does not all an extra session, if I were him ; would not hesitate a single moment. '. would not only call an extra session jut I would make this the basis of the call.' "Ilerc I saw my chance and said: " 'Gov. Kirkwood sent nie to you to find out what, you thought about the matter and to bring him an answer. Now if you think that there should be an extra session he would like to know it, and I would like to carry him a note from you saying so.' "Senator Grimes then gave me a note to Governor Kirkwood, stating that I had called upon him about the matter at d that I was very much alarmed over the situation. In this note he Vjrote about as follows: 'I am more sanguine as to the patriotism of the people of Iowa than Allison, but I thiira: that the situation is such that an dktra, session of the legislature ougfit to be called upon this question The expenses of such a meeting will be a bagatelle in comparison with the great issues involved.' "I took this note back to Gov. Kirk wood, He called a meeting of the legislature and our soldiers were voted in the field. We sent, I think, three commissioners and their votes were taken. and returned and through this we got a republican delegation from Iowa in confess, and I was one of tbe members. Soon after this, I think, said Senator Allison, "the other states of the north adopted the same rule as to taking the votes of the soldiers in the field but I believe that Iowa was the first to attempt this and that I may to a certain extent, be called the author of the movement. At any rate it was through this that I came to congress and I have been bere with the exception of the years 1871 and 1872, from that time to this." STATE CROP REPORT. Mid-Summer S STATION, DBS MOINES, IOWA," JULY 6, 1895: The daily mean .temperature of the week ending the iBtjn/ was slightly above 'the .seasonable i' 'The rainfall was generally ti l i^W.Qr''S9,Uthwest .district receiving the larger, quahity : on/ the> 4th inst. On the -7th light showers" afforded some reliefrto the eastern' districts which have suffered material injury from the protracted drouth. • In the larger part of the state ,crpps have marie rapid progress and are in a very satisfactory condition. Corn is above an average in nearly all sections. Oats are everywhere putting on the. •harvest color, and cutting is already in progress in the earlier fields. The crop as a whole will be somewhat lessened by too rank growth and lodging, but with favorable harvest weather the prospect is still good for the greatest total yield ever grown in this state. All field crops except hay are doing remarkably well, And in sections favored witb heavy showers the yield oi hay has exceeded expectations. Flax promises an average crop in sections where it is most extensively grown. • - BEST PARADE EVER SEEN. Burt Monitor: The bulk of our people celebrared at Algona and Burt, after 10 o,clock was very much deserted. Time and space forbids a lengthy write-up, but everything passed 'off nicely and creditably and all came home well pleased. The street parade was grand. It is pronounced the best ever seen. The ballgame between Algona and Bancroft was won 109 easy by Algona. The wind was so high as to prevent the balloon ascension. The fireworks in the evening was pronounced good, and taking everything it was a most successful celebration. _ ___ The advance in leather has obliged manufactures to make a corresponding advance in the price of shoes, with probably, tbe only exception of W, L, Douglass, who, notwithstanding • the high price of leather, will continue at the old prices,, and give a better shoe than ever before, The recent addition to bis already large factory, makes his plant the largest in the world devoted to manufacturing an exclusive line of shoes, IN TWO, Call and see what we carry in the t',' J' Our aim is to please, and in "doing so we\ Carry THE BEST,,—"«rf»- • ' ; • ' • ••. b •-.(.••'• LANGDQN & HUDSON. Here We WITH-A . . . . FresK Line of Groceries,, SCANNED GOODS, DRIED FRUITS, WE HAVE JUST 'RECEIVED A New Pattwrn in Queensware--" Vic's Gilt," We also carry a full line of Glassware; Oockery, Etc. Try a sack of the best Flour iri Algona— WHITE PFARL, Call and "he convinced that we sell goods as cheap as any firm in town. . BUTTER ANP EGGS Was It Accidental?-- A Bug? Saw Does Its Work, E, Oowyer M?. &, yogei, »f tbe tow of 4. Y.OS* el & &WrItotoMV& Jaw** in speak* Q,' W. WpM's Worm * fee baj uje<J jfe JO tty to tiw nuti wren, PP* fajnjjy aggie beg* PATTERSON & J/vVViWy M«t»***wjM« vn** „"" , *" quartern IB fhe Oowjes 1 Block. SALESMEN. Jewelry,- Silverware, Watches and Clocks,

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