The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 17, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 17, 1895
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r f TItF, If, 1896. SUBSCRIPTION MIES: drift Year, in Advance $1.50 Si* Months 75 fhree Months 4° prime minister at the time \vlu-n the Aits- : tr.'nns were expelled. When tha Himgfar- j !MIIS» wore overcome f!V('nttia-11y and Kossuth fled to Turkey, Vat-fta camo to this country. He. is a.strong republican and a resident, of 1'Jecattir county. MAKE AND PARROTT, THE STATE CONVENTION. The republican state convention, held in Des Moines last Wednesday, was the largest political convention of any party ever held in Iowa, a fact due to the tremendous republican vote polled last fall. There were 1243 delegates entitled to seats, and just that many votes were cast on all ballots, every county being fully represented. The convention was evidently Drake's from the start. Each candidate was, of course, nursing a faint hope, based upon a fancied attractive power in case of a prolonged deadlock. The deadlock, however, dissolved rapidly. While there was a strong feeling for Ilarlan, it had not the organization behind it to make it available. His vote on the first ballot was 248, on the second 305, on the third 382 and on the fourth 384. Fiom this point, when Drake had 550; or only 67 short of a nomination, it went to pieces, and all of Ilarlan 's anti-Drake votes went to Parrott, whose solid support throughout was one of the noteworthy facts of the contest. The nominee for governor had the benefit of a strong local feeling in his favor. Des Moines appeared to be practically unanimous for Drake, and Des Moines is always numerously represented in the galleries on such an occasion. The nomination of Parrott for lieutenant governor was a foregone conclusion which only his positive refusal to accept could change. He was the logical candidate, and his long experience in the senate will give him a special qualification for the office. There was but one set speech in the convention, that of Joe B. Lane, of Scott county, the temporary chairman. It was a fine speech in its main features, and so far as it discussed national affairs. Its plea for the legal rehabilitation of the brewery and distillery was given a warm indorsement in some quarters, but while the speaker's ideas in regard to national affairs were seconded by the platform, the local demand of Scott county was answered by a silence which signifies that any further modification of our liquor laws must be sought in the halls of legislation. The republican party has, we think, acted wisely in this particular. The platform is one to uriite 'th'e'repu'b- hcans of the state, not one to divide them. It proposes a campaign for national principles, and all republicans can support it. It is. of course, the duty of a party which by reason of an overwhelming preponderance of strength ij3 responsible for the government of the state to take a stand on state questions in some emergencies, but no emergency now compels any declaration. The situation is such in this state that the republican votes in the assembly come from the districts most strongly inclined towards the suppression of the saloon and of the evils of of intemperance in general, and the refusal of the state convention to pledge the legislature to any course is equivalent to a reference of the question to the interior counties, which elect the republican senators and representatives. Tlie republican campaign seems to be already well under way in the southern part of the state. Immense meetings are being held to ratify the nomination of Gen. Drake, and enthusiasm, especially at Gen. Drake's home, is at white heat. One might suppose, if the joy of the Cent- ervillo people were any criterion, that their favorite and successful son was running for president. Prof. .Samuel Calvin, of the State Geological Survey, has an article in the Crop and Weather Service Review in which he speaks of the chalk beds which abound in the region at the mouth of the Sioux River, in Sac county, as a source of wealth not heretofore suspected, and dependent upon its use in the manufacture of acetylene, one of the elements in the production of a new illuminating gas. It is believed that this gas can bo produced at such a trifling expense that it will revolutionize existing systems of lighting and give us a gas at twenty cents a thousand feet, estimated according to the illuminating power of gases now in use. Prof. Calvin expects that the new gas will become an article of universal use, for ho says: "But cheap lighting is only part of the advantages that the man ot tlie twentieth century is to derive from this new method of making acetylene. With With a small, inexpensive receiver, tlie necessary piping and specially constructed burners to insure complete combustion, the humblest cot on the bleakest prairie in Iowa or Dakota, equally with tlio proudest mansion in the most crowded city may enjoy its use. Every householder in village or country will have his own gas plant, simply because other methods of lighting will be relatively too expensive. In the cities the gas may continue to bo collected in large receivers and distributed from • common points as at present, still if anydne feels himself aggrieved by the gas trust, he can instantly cut loose and set up an independent system." After all, perhaps we shall not want electric lights. Possibly they may soon become antiquated. . Northwestern Iowa did not furnish the candidate but i.t did write the platform. Gco. E. Roberts, of the Port Dodge Messenger, and the author of "Coin at School in Finance," was the member of thoresolu- tions committee for the tenth district and wrote the platform. It is one of the soundest Documents the republicans of Iowa ever adopted. It is plain spoken, and all its declarations can be advocated by every man who speaks for republicanism. It speaks for sound finance and sound political economy. The Emmctsburg Reporter thinks that "The Algona Courier may excellent groom for aspiring democrats, but .when it comes to groom mfrn i'or republican ' is a perfcpt' £ |iobd,op.'' ". The 1895 census of Iowa is expected to show a population of 12,000,000 inhabitants. The gain over 1SOO has been but a- little over 0 per cent, in the state at large. The gain in the western and northwestern counties has been much greater. In this co.unty, as shown by the REPUBLICAN tables, it has been about, 40 per cent. Some southern and eastern counties show a decrease. A noticeable fact shown is the increase In the population of the smaller cities and villages. Col. Hepburn, of the eighth district, has been classed as more friendly to silver than any other Iowa Congressman, -but oven he is quoted as having said in a speech at Clariuda a few days ago that to establish free coinage at the ratio of 10 to 1 would demonetize §000,000,000 of gold in the twinkling of an eye and bring widespread disaster to the business of the country. The Sioux Ciuy Journal takes this view of democratic symtoms: If the democratic newspapers commend the work of the republican convention we will know that the republicans made a mistake; if they are not satisfied with the job republicans may fell sure that it is all right. Perhaps once in a hundred years a merely local candidate fqr an office not merely local may have some chance for the nomination. The summer meeting of the editorial association comes off at Estherville on August 1st and 2nd. An excursion to Spirit Lake and a ride on the lakes promised. Secretary of Statn McFarland -was unfortunate in becoming involved in a bittci personal controversy with Gen. Drake ant his friends, and while ho disclaimed al' connection with the attacks upon the lat tor's character he had to suffer for the of fense as though solely responsible., for it He had but 116 votes on the first ballot and on the second every vote that h( could control wont to Harlan, Emme county, which was instructed for MeFar land, voted for Ilarlan on all ballots aftc: the first until it came to the deciding one when a stand was made for Parrott. In the Chicago congressional contest case of Belknap against Me Gann a new count is now going on, and the developments are startling, In one precinct the judges, instead of counting the votes, merely estimated them, and hi another a republican judge was compelled to sign a false return by threats to "do him up" made by a crowd of thugs who filled the room. Belknap, the republican contestant, is a son of the late Gen, Belknap of this state. He was counted out by a small majority, but ho has gained on the recount and will almost certainly be found to be elected. James A. Gariield, Jr., a son of President Garfteld, is a candidate for state senator in Ohin, in the district where his father was elected to that po.sit!oii in 1859. The young man has a, goocl face. Quo ofthe delegates in last week's republican state convention was Fi-awcis Yarga., ftn associate of Uwis JCo,ss\jth in thje movement to Uhwate Hungary frew "' Attain, oppressor, The member of. the republican stat •committee for the tenth district is plaU John Stevens, of Greene. It was prob ably owing to Mr. Kamrar's candidacj for governor that the suggestion of G. B Pray for the position was not unanimous ly approved. Anyway, another man wa nominated in the caucus, and altlioug" the caucus did not know whom it was vot ing for, and although the man who nomi nated him thought he was iiominatiu another fellow, the result was as stated The Bbone Daily News gives those point ers and explanations: Know all men by these presents thatth state committeemen from the tenth dis trict is named John Stevenson, not Joh L. Stevens, Delegate Jack Chambers, fron Boono' county, nominated Stevenson i the district caucus, and upon him th blame should rest for getting the wron name out over the state. Chamber ha never heard of Stevenson, but took th assurance of a Greene county delegat that he was not afraid of the cars, al though living fifteen miles from a rail road. When Chambers got up to mak the nomination he pictured in his imagi nation what a committefsman should loo like and got the image of our own Judg Johh L. Stevens so firmly fixed that h nominoted "Stevens" instead of "Steven son." The reporters got it that way an .it has so gone out in the press, but Stey enson is tuo proper name. After, a cam paigu or two it is possible that our com mitteoman may be known by his ow name. Senator ICamrar and Col. Ovmsby re ceived at ieast a fair support in the stat convention of last Wednesday. .On th first ballot Kamrar received 80 and Orms by 84. Kamrar received in the neighboi hood of 40 votes pn every succeeding ball j up to the last. There was more than a lo oal enthusiasm for both ,Q|, these men. These a:c the Leaders in the Republican Campaign of'95. owa's Greatest State Convention.—The Speech, the Platform and the Men. The Ticket Which Can't be BSat, The Iowa republican state cohveii- ion was held ill Des Moines last Wed- esday. July 10, resulting in the nomi- .ation of Gen. F. M. Drake, of Cehter- ille, for governor, on the sixth balio!;. There were 1245 delegates at the con- eiition and 023 votes were necessary o a choice. Tlie several ballots were s follows: The first ballot at 3 p. in. gave Drake 07: Harlan, 248; Parrott, 208; McFar- l, 110; Harsh 80; Kumrur, 80; Ormsby, 84; Letts. 24; Coinvay, 22; Bussell,10. Second ballot.—Drake, 42o; Harlan, 05; Parrott, 213; Harsh, 79; Katarar, 5; McFiirland, 89; Ormsby, 29; Letts, 3; Comviiy, 6. Third Ballott.—Drake, 500; Ilarlan, 82; Parrott, 248; McFiirland, 2; Harsh, 4; Ormsby, 0; Kutiirar, 47; Letts, 19; Jon way, 1. Fourth B;illot.—Dtlike, 550; Ilarlan, 84; Parrot, 221; Harsh, 27; Ormsby, 9; C'tts. 1; Kanirar, 38; Coinvay,.1. Fifth Ballot.—Drake. 597; lliiviiin, 50; Parrott. 209; Kauirar, 35; Ormsby, Harsh. 20; Letts, 1. Before the sixth ballot had proceeded ar, Drake's nomination was fissured, 'ollowing was the result: Drake, 804*; larlan, 139; Parrott, 231*; Harsh, 2; iamrar, 2; Ormsby, 2. The nomination of lion. Matt Parott, of Waterloo, was reached on the econd ballot. He had GOG votes on he first ballot, and would then have ieen nominated but for the rule for- lidding any change in a county's .vote vhen once announced. Tlie nomina- ions of General Givera for t another erni as supreme judge, Henry Sabin is superintendent and Geo. W.- Perk- ns as railroad commissioner were made by acclamation. ( , The speech of Joe B. Lime, of Scott 3ounty, as temporary chairman, was strong one and wae well received, but 10 attention was paid by the cotmnit- ee on resolutions to the demand of the •iver counties for additional amendments to the prohibitory law,.. The •esolutions make no reference, what- sver, to any state issue. They were adopted unanimously. As the State Central Committee is constituted, fohn S'tevenson, of Jefferson' county, s the member for the Tenth,,district, atidH. G. McMillan, of liock .Bapids, .s' chakman{J. E,.Blythe.retiriflg from iiiei''chairmanship but retaining'-the nienibersln'p'-in tlie committee. '. ABOUT GEN. DRAKE. He Was a Great Success as a Business Man, and as a Soldier.—He Will Make a Good Governor. Gen. Drake was boni in Indiana in 1837, and when a child liis Barents moved to this state. He was given a good education, and was a clerk in his father's store in Drakeville when 16. He crossed the plains to California twice. He was married in 1855. He enlisted in 1801 as a private and was elected a captain. He rose to the position of brigadier general and served till Feburary, 1865, when he came near- losing his life from a wound received at Marks' Mills, Arkansas.. He engaged in mercantile business and was made piosident of a local railroad company at a time when there was not a railroad in the southern tier of counties, and built the first road in that section. lie. was the founder of Drake University of Des Moines, and is utthe head of several prominent Christian and benevolent societies. He has succeeded, so far, in all his undertakings, and is of the right stuff to make a good governor. the chief t-lemeut of cost; but it hiaiti- taius in many of its parts ihe principle which it had denounced. We deplete the fact that the democratic party, while professing especial interest iu enlargement of pur export trade, has destroyed the reciprocity arrangements established by a republican administration. Its solicitude for foreign trade has been exhibited only in the admission ol: foreign goods to out own market without obtaining any reciprocal favors from foreign nations. We believe iu the policy of reciprocity as the policy of practical affairs, and the admission of foreign traders to the rich markets of the United States should obtain for our people equal opportunities in foreign markets* We believe that tue compensation of labor is the true gauge of civilization and the welfare of the laborer has been the constant care of the republican party from its birth. We are unalterably opposed to reducing the American workmen to open competition in our own market with the poorly paid labor of the old world. We denounce the doctrine that a tariff should be levied with a view to revenue only, and reaffirm the doctrine which has wrought in America the most marvelous itidustri* al development ever known in the world, viz: The doctrine of protection to home industry, We believe in maintaining not only ;he highest wage rate for Uie laborer, aut the integrity of money with which lie is paid. We affirm the declarations of the republican national platform of 1892, adopted tit Minneapolis, that "the American people, from tradition and interest, favor bitnetalistn, and the republican party demands the use of both gold and silver as standard money, with such restrictions and under such provisions, to be detemined by legislation, as will secure the maintenance of the parity of the value of the two metals, that the purchasing and the debt paying power of the dollar, whether gold, silver or paper, shall be at all times equal. The interest of the producers of the country, its farmers, and its Avorkingmen demands that every dollar, paper or coin, issued by the government shall be as good as any other." We urge-that the United States exert its influence to/establish with the important commercial nations of the world such an international agreement as will enable this country to reopen its mints to the 1'ree and unlimited coinage of both metals without loss to one or the oilier from the volume of our money. . ' . Besolved, That the honest and industrious immigrant who'coines to our country with the intent to become in good faith an American citizen is always welcomed. None other should be permitted to come. ,We' favor the amendment and more 'stringent enforcement of the immigration laws so as to exclude criminal, pauper, and all other undesirable classes whose presence tends to degrade American labor y.nd incite disorder. The republican party, ever mindful of the patriotic services and sacrifices of the veteran soldiers of the republic, reaffirms its position 1 in favor, of •liberality to the nations defenders'. We favor the granting of pensions to all honorably discharged ; union soldiers, whose disabilities'br necessities justly entitle them thereto. • We congratulate the people upon the fact that the state of Iowa will be rep- •esented in the Fifty-fourth congress by two senators and eleven representatives, Who are zealous and fearless advocates of republican principles, and whose services in the past we, heartily commend. With special pride do we remember the distinguished services of our senier senator whose long and honorable record as a servant of the state entitles him to expressions of our full confidence and our enduring affection. We hail with satisfaction the universal .desire of the republicans .of the state to continue him iu his present field of usefulness until called to the arger services of tlie.nation. v . Don't Forget Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23—24. ••'•'•' " . . : • I TROTTING-, RUNNING and PACING- each day. The very best races ever given in the county. The Big 2:25 Trot, Tuesday, AND THE- Big Run Wednesday. Admission 25 'Cents.- REPUBLICAN DOCTRINE. Platform Adopted by the Republican State Convention. The following declaration of principles was presented and adopted with great enthusiasm by the convention; We, the representatives of the republican party of Iowa in convention assembled, reaffirm our fealty, to the great principles which our national party from its birth has steadfastly proclaimed in the face of an ever shifting foe. We congratulate the people of the country upon the evidences of re* turning prosperity, and rejoice in each instance of labor re-employed, wages restored and industry re-established upon a prosperous basis. In the recr ord of the building of our industries under republican policy, their parajv* sis under democratic power and their revival with the -repudiation of t the democratic party and the dissolution of the democratic house of reprssenta tives, succeeded by one elected upon the platform of the republican party the vindication of the policy of pfotec tion is complete. The democratic party is convicted of obtaining power in 1892 under false .pretenses. In its plat form it declared the principle at pro tectiontobe unconstitutional and in its campaign it denounced the policy as robbery, But with complete power in its hands its lawmakers have utter" ly failed -to carry out ' tue p . olloy * which they were pledged. It is a far cial pretense for the democratic party to claim credit * or a measure from which nine months ago its president withheld its approval and denounced as a. humiliating abandonment of then cardinal principle. The senate bill, sub* stTuteaionR Wilson bill, is u 9 t a measure that the republican party would upoa l effective stores every in, S&QV it reduces the revenues awetboflof levy more income tax; it- re a (wce the wage ies JR ]T ,,7 'i- A a - JM-I &.$M *i .j*,~!it ti l-fli BICYCLE AND BALL. Two Bicycle Rapes and a Ball Game— Algona Wins from Whittemore. The bicycle races and' ball game at Smith's Driving Park, Saturday afternoon, while 'not of a deeply exciting nature, were greatly enjoyed by a crowd who paid their quarter for some fun and who seemed, to think they were getting their money's worth. The first race on the program was a half mile bicycle race, best three in flve. There were four entries, and the race was won by Garry Garfield in three straight heats, with Frank Wartman a close second, Ed, Richardson third, and Jim Hinchon fourth. The heats were all closely contested and it made a pretty race, Garfield, the winner,has a reputation for his athletic abilities, The flve mile race had three entries; Jesse Stephenson, Algoua; Alex. Dorweiller, Whittemore, and Merrill Call of Sioux City, The race was easily won by Stephenson by over half a mile, Dor* weiller coming in second .and Gal- third. Stopherison showed himself . gra'cef ul rider and made the five miles in 16i minutes. ' The ball game .between Wluttemore and Algona was nut close enough to be very exciting, but held the crowd unti 1 after six o'clock, Algona winning by score of 14 to 7. Capt. Cowan, Bob Phelps and JSmest Raymond, of the Algona club, were absent and Harry Williams and Lewis Cramraond were pressed into service and played like ojd veterans, The Whittemore men seem' ed unable to tell which direction Wilkinson's curves w,ero going to tyke, while our boys seemed to hit everything the Whittemore pitcher threw, borne good hits which called forth yells from the crowd were made by Wilkinson by merely tapping the ball- Some of the, prettiest plays in the game were made 1>Y Olmrloy Palmer on second base, Ike Finuoll's brother Rob played third base for Whittemovo in a very accept able manner, but Ike was overjteard confiding to b'im ihat'his playing wasn't in it wjth his (Ike's) performances on third in the game between the laws and th& printers. Tlio Whittemore boys took their., defeat good : pat«reclly and seemed not at ull surprised^ The umpire, 'Hugh Smith, showed a disposition to be fair- ani was allowed to eape with hisjife.'. CL Manager Algona Race Traoki IREAT PMISEIOR ALGONi Neighbor; • With Algona's 'Fourth. TJiey Do Say It Was the Greatest Celebration This Part of Iowa Ever Saw—Some Very Generous Compliments. SAYS 'TWAS FINE, Emmetsburg Reporter: It has. been several years since Algona celebrated the natal, day of the nation, but it seems that'the fire of patriotisin had been smouldering all these years, and, Thursday, it burst forth in a. great blaze of patriotism and glory. It was a magnificent and model celebration in every respect. A vast crowd,: free from drunkenness or disorder of any kind; a splendid program well -carried out, and an'eloquent and patriotic address, together with faultless weather, all tended to make the day a memorable o je in the history of the city. We cannot make mention of all the doings of the day, but must make mention of three leading features, viz: The industrial parade, the oration .by Victor Dolliver, and the t vening exhibition of living pictures'. The industrial parade was the great feature of the day, and for size, uniqueness of design, taste displayed by the participants, and beauty of decorations, we have never seen it equaled. It was headed by the Algona band, then came about twenty of the floats, then the Iowa State Juvenile band, then more floats, then the, Burt band followed by the last of the floats. The parade marched through the principal streets and thence to Call's park, in the north-eastern part of the city, Where the speaking took place. The oration was delivered by Victoi Dolliver, who held the attention of the vast crowd from the beginning to the end of it, He departed somewhat from the usual order of the 4th of July orator and did not dwell at length upon the calamities that so many say threaten the life of the nation, On the contrary he asserted that there was never a time in"the history of the nation n-hen so few dangers roenanced its stability and perpetuity, The statesmen of today could look forward with compla* cency to the future of their country without the dire forebodings that embittered the last days of Webster anc Clay, It was a magnificent effort and those who heard it were lifted into higher, noblev and loftier thoughts of patriotism. It was in such pleasing contrast to the tale of woe that we, listened, to last yeav that we were wore than pleased with it. . . ... . The evening entertainment of Jivjng pictures, shown by colored lights, war very pleasing and attractive, It mus have required a great deal of wofkanc ingenuity to get up the tableaux $"* properly display them. The entire day's proceedings were a gran$ success, and the citizens oj A* .gona; have e^ery reason to feel * QftJjeiHM J.i YO.U yon ' Cqlo,, & tiona to, , , Wg erowa rep teas fcfa§ m i oha, and the opinion is that Bancroft. hould organize a ball team before making any further dates. In the aces Germania took what seemed n^Ost i=ri : yil5in;giand'lBa'ncroft i tooTf-'-ithe es.t. •' -Kbssuth with a more favorable tart would have made three heats nec- ssary to decide the three-eights race, t the very least, lame though he was. r. Hollaway .says he will fire the affected leg, and. 1ms some reason to relieve that will put the big handsome ellow back onto his feet. If it does— ome and see!US,.Ben. Lu Verne News: The glorious. 4th assed off in fine shape, at least that is what they tell us. ( s;The largest number 'rom this place and vicinity went, to Algona where it is said they had one f the. finest celebrations ever held in he north part of the state. Every- hing was done pn a gr^nd scale as. only Algona can dp such things arid it "was one sjae may well be proud of • A number also went tp;G61dfield and report a fine celebration. A.11 who went anywhere report a finetime'but oh, so tired ;he next day. CELEBRATION MISHAPS, Livermore Gazette: Vern Baker and Bert Ives helped to make up a merry group of four, who with a Hum- wldt rig took in Algona on the 4th, and besides doing their, proportion; of celebrating they unintentionally added ;o the excitement while there by hav- ng one of the burrs lose off the carnage, and'their efforts to continue fur- iher on three wheels proved a total ilurej letting 1 them down in the street. They caught the truant wheel jef ore it got put of sight, but were not" so fortunate regarding the burr, and made a complete canvass of the \vagori shops of the city before they were fitted out. : . :'..' .%*-• Misses Mabel and Alice Brooks were among those who celebrated the 4th at Algona, and were so unfortunate as to liave a runaway, caused by the breaking of the king, bolt in the carriage- The horses were captured by the liv eryman at Algona, a large portion of the harness being lost, and another carriage was secured there in which Jo- 1 drive home, A, J>. CLARKE, FOR SENATOR. Ledyard Leader: A. B, OJarke, pf Algona, is a candidate for senator to succeed Senator Funk and has a delegation of wholehearted supporters tp the senatorial convention', They are J, ft, Jones, E, Bacon, G, Oowles, F, Pingley, P, M. Barslou, C, 0, Chubb. ,, F, H, Vesper, J, M. Farley, E,,C%FJtz* Myroo Schenck and S. X, Way, senatorship'bas long-been held by Funk ana it is doubtful if he will renominsted,. Our delegation will all they ean to poajinate the/ and, we hope they way ,wjB

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