The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 25, 1895 · Page 4
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IOWA, V. i ' llqwbiumu «r> * BY MILTON STARR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, in Advance $1.5° Six Months 75 Three Months 4° ; TOPICS OF THE WEEK, The df mocnUic convention last week put up a lull list of candidates, but the attendants: was very slim, not one-third of the precincts being represented at all, and there was a painful lack of enthusiasm. We do not anticipate that the republican ticket will suffer any serious loss of votes by reason of any temptation to go democratic which this ticket holds out, though it is made up generally of. vei/ fair men, who had no des' :e to run. Mr. Wilkinson is the only nominee on the democratic ticket who ever held the oflice for which he is now a candidate, lie was elected to the position in 1881, at a time when the "people's" pavty held sway, and when the republicans were torn by jealousies in consequence of which it was a damage to a man to get their nomination. Wilkinson ran in by 08 votes, in a total vote of only 821). a little overone-foi'iJi of the present vote. The same year, Boy McGetchie, who never pretended to be anything but a democrat, was elected by -197 majority, more than tlree t'mes that of Wilkinson. Wilkinson's administration is remembered most distinctly for the speculations he made in school furniture and insurance. and for his bills, which were the astonishment of the supervisors, giving no hint that he was engaged in any other business than the promotion of the cause of education. After a long absence, drring which it was given out that he was doing an immense insurance business iu Nebraska, he came back here with that hungiy look which last Wednesday's convention correctly intei-preLed. The democrats remembered the time in his previous office hunting when he was all things to all men who had votes, and when he was apparently without political principles except such as were subject to change without notice, and they looked up Ms Nebraska record and found that he had acted as a democrat out there before they would bring him out as a nonpartisan candidate. * * * The dedication of the Chickamauga national park last week was a notable event, and one long to be remembered. The speakers represented both sides of the war of the rebellion, which was eminently proper, because the blue and the gray were buried there side by side in great numbers thirty-two years ago. Tue utterances of those who were the leaders in tho conflict were patriotic as they were eloquent. The spirit of fraternity was never before more mani- "fest. Adc 1 -esses were made by Gen. Gordon, Gen. John M. Palmer, Gen. Longstreet, Gov. McKinley, Vice P.es- ident Stevenson, Gen. Howi'.rd and many otheis, and mobo of the spate were represented by their governors. * * « Goveiuor LJpham, of Wisconsin, wa there and while riding up Lookout Mountain with his family, the horses became frightened at a precipitou point, and the governor jumped out to hold then 1 heads. In doing so his foot caught in his daughter's dress and he fell, breaking a leg. The incident brings to mind how Uphanrs funeral was held at his home at Racine during the war. He had been left for dead on the field and was reported dead in the official records, but ho turned up finally t<> deny the story, What seems to have turned the tide with him was the attempt of a confederate soldier to rob him of his shoes. While the Johniij lleb was engaged in the operation, Upham raised up on his elbow and gave the despoiler a look which sent him on the run. When Upham had recovered he insisted on returning to the front but President Lincoln held that as the official records showed that he was dead, it would not do for him to reenter the army. He finally sent him to West Point. He was much talked of in the papers at that time and was the hero of the hour. * # * It was a very briet resolution that was introduced in the New York republican convention last week by Warner Miller, but it meant much. It said;' 1 We favor the maintenance of the Sunday laws in the interest of laboi and morality." The committee t resolutions had decided not to refer to what was the most important local issue, but when Warner Miller made his speech the convention was so clearly converted to his views that no opposition was made and the resolution to btand by the law which Mr. Roosevelt has been enforcing, was carried unanimously. The difference between the leader and the boss was well illustrated by the action taken, which was contrary to the wishes of the latter, 'who had made tbe manipulation of this convention a big share of his sum, niev's work. The convention placed GQY, L,evi P. MPrtQn in the race i'or the presidency. ' t t *. The past week h$s witnessea the centennial celebration, &t< Home of the unification of Italy. Tlift last step in the march of national consolidation was taken in the wresting of Home from Pope Pius IX, in Septem- rer, 1870. The new government has jeen prosperous and progressive, but has been retarded to some extent by ,he refusal of Catholics to participate n the elections and to hold office. The .iope was obliged to submit to the loss of his temporal power, neither he nor lis successor has acknowledged as lawful therule of Victor Emmanuel and .hose who followed him on the throne. •\iensivn revenues amounting to over $600,000 per annum were appropriated or the pope's use, which he has declined to accept. He has kept up to he present time the pretension that le is a prisoner in Rome, though in fact allowed full libeity and protec- ion. Coincident with the celebration of Italy's unified national life, prayers ire being made in many cities in America and tlrvnighout the world for he restoration of the pope's temporal )ower, but on the other hand, many Italian societies in the United States, lomposed of Catholics, have joined with their loyal countrymen in Italy in celebrating Italian unity accomplished by the pope's overthrow. It is easy to irgue fvom the facts of American sym- >athy M ith the pope in Ir's desire for jolitical rule, and the less comprehensible lack, in high places, of sympathy with the Cubans in their stiuggle 'or independence, that human nature s the same the world over. A great many Americans like 1Yi j ,u government 'or themselves who are reconciled to something else for the rest of the world. But the American idea is that 'governments derive their just powers jxnu the consent of the governed," and that is most decidedly a denial ilike of papal right in Italy and Spanish right in Cuba. * * * There is no doubt but the people of the United States, generally, would like to see a recognition of the Cuban revolutionary government in some form. Expressions of the friendly feeling of this country are beginning to be heard on all sides. There is an undoubted popular demand for some action by the Cleveland administration, but at the same time there is little hope that Cleveland will act until there is some compulsion. He sympathized with the old cou'iipt monarchy in Hawaii, and there is no reason to suppose that he has any higher regard for the cause af the Cuban insurgents, who are engaged in a life and death struggle for libeity, than he had foi the Dole government. When confess meets, however, the national feeling will be promptly expressed, and the president will be directed to accord to the Cuban patriots the rights of belligerents to which the laws of nations entitle them. The prevailing sentiment of Americans was voiced, Sunday, by Dr. Thomas, of 'Chicago, who said: '•ft, is tho law of universal justice tlmt the ckwil shall roturn to tho doer. The United States should hasten to recognize tin; rights of the struggling patriots of Cuba. Tho time has ecmio when in the equation of national power the last clinging, despotic grasp of Spain upon this continent,should bo forever broken. "Patriots, I say; yes, patriots. Those men arc not rebels. They ai'o heroes, lighting for their inalienable rights us once tho American people fought for theirs. And in some way, by some means, slowly it may be, but surely, they will light and conquer." OLIVER BENSCHOTER DEAD. fete Passed Away at His fciofne at Center Chain oh Tuesday of Last Week. Ae Came to Algona Thirty-Eight Years Ago—Was Our Pioneer Blacksmith and Was Sheriff of Kossuth Six Years. Oliver Benschoter, whose illness lias been noted frequently of late in these columns, died at his home at Center Chain on Tuesday morning of last week, and the funeral occurred on Wednesday at 2 p. tu. Mr. Benschoter had suffered for two years from Bright's disease, and frequently he had heen brought very near to death, His sufferings were intense during the latter stages of the disease. He was born in Sullivan county, N. Y., October 21,1816, and so was about 79 years of age at his death. In 1817 the family removed to Erie county, O., where he lived until forty years of age. He was married when twenty years old to Miss Martha Kemp. lie came west with his family in 1856 and spent a year in Delaware county, then came to Kossuth and located in Algona, arriving here on New Years day, 1857. lie opened up as a blacksmith and was the pioneer representative of that trade in this county. The same year he preempted section 32-96-28, in Portland township, where he made his home in 1861. Was elected sheriff in I860, being the third incumbent of the office, II. F. Watson and O. W. llobins«u having been his predecessors, and held the position six years. Mr. Benschoter's wife had died iu 1859, and iu 1862 he was married to Sarah Grose, born in Indiana in 1841, who survives him. There are fourteen children living, with five grand children and twelve great grand children, making thirty-one descendants in all, four grand children having died. His son George enlisted in the thirty-second Iowa infantry, being one of the sixteen men furnished to that regiment by Kossuth county, and died at Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1S63. Mr. Benschoter's surviving children are Mrs. Polly Weaver, wife of E. N. Weaver of Algona, Mrs. A. L. Seeley, Mrs. Eva Carlisle, widow of the late S. II. Carlisle of Whittemore, Grant, William, Mrs. James Ferguson, Mrs. Geo. Holman, Frank, Nel, Nellie, Herbert, Olive, Louise and George. Mr. Benschoter was very much liked by his Kossuth county neighbors. He was a kindly and genial man, who took a cheeri'ul view of life, and who was respected for his strict integrity.. He moved to Center Chain six years, ago and made a coruf'oi table and pleasant home. Free! Free! A ticket to the Kossuth county fair, given with eveiy cash pur- chase'of shoes to the amount of 63.00 and over. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 26th at Brownell & All red's cash shoe house, Algona. ENDS THE HOT SPELL. AVAILABILITY AND ABILITY. St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Ex-President Harrison is reported to have said that for presidential purposes Senator Allison is one of the most available men in the country. Other prominent republicans have said the same thing. Availability is a highly important attribute in a presidential candidate. It has, in many national conventions of the past two-thirds of a century, triumphed over the claims of ability, standing and political experience; but, of course, a victory for Allison as an availability would not imply any such triumph, for he has all these qualities and qualifications himself, though he has not been mentioned so often or so conspicuously in connection with the candidacy as have three or four other men. Apples, apples by the barrel James Patterson's. at Visit the Opera House Grocery, One pound of Dunn's Wheat Phosphate represents the Nutritious Phos* phatic substance of the gmmmm an innesting coats of 125 pounds of grain, the product of 25 pounds of bran and shorts an amount sufficient to enrich 100 pounds of bolted flour. First-class photographs, cabinet siza, only $2 per dozen at the photo c<<v east of the Wall Paper, the best on earth, at Stuclley's Phaimacy, Cowles Block, Al* gona, Iowa. •'Hams and smoked meats at Lang? don & Hudson's. WE make a specialty of collections. Cloud & Haggard, Pickles of all kinds. New crop, at Langdon & Hudson, Machine oils at Laqgdon & Hudson, Try our Club House corn and toma- oes. LANGPOST & Have good bread by using ''Wheat ." Walker Bros, have it, Whep you come tq the fair trade at the Opera House .Grocery, mwa^,tw.,« A guarantee wjtb every box of Wheat Phospbate 'at Wsjifeer Some Veiy Remarkable Weather Changes—Lightning, Wind and Rain, and then Dov/n Goss the Mercury 40 Degrees. Up to Sunday, the twenty-second, the heat of the present month of September was imparalleled. It was the very hottest kind of corn weather, and the heat was not confined to any section but prevailed all over the country. The torrid spell ended in the heaviest rains of the season in this locality, between four and five inches of rain falling Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night there was heavy lightning and wind throughout Northwest Iowa. A number of buildings were struck and some stock killed in this neighborhood. At Hull three elevators were set on fire by lightning and burned, and near Spencer a barn was struck and teu horses killed. The cold wave came Sunday morning, and on Monday morning there was a frost in low places, A rise in the temperature came and clear, fine weather has prevailed since Monday morning, In the states to the west and northwest the cold wave was a decidedly unpleasant experience. The temperature dropped about 40 degrees and there was snow on Sunday in Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Colorado. Over a foot of snow was reported from Wyoming, where a blizzard was raging. WFS IN LOUISIANA. The following extract, taken from a letter to Mjitie Call from Archie Hutchison indicates some of the phases .Q£ "plantation life" in.Louisiana;, "The negroes are haying a bijg jubilee tonight over at their quarters. We can hear them distinctly singing and laughing from the plantation house, The artist who is exercising his voice just now has rendered at least a huo* dred verses, kast; night they all canje over fco our 'porch' to have Edith read a French letter for a Creole negro who does not understand English and cannot read French. Edith, carefully read, the letter in French, but when sbe got through he said in French "Non cpnaprend pas." He did not un* aerstapeJ b,er pronunciation. So she translated the letter into English one of the negrges who wild both English ftn4 Creole French, latea it toQfc into, French agasn, so in this \v$y the 4artie got the contents ot his letter, & few n^hts ago the ' ' f. gators held sotne kind of a convention lown by the ttood pile at out latulihg. They made such a splashing and bel- owing and horrible uproar that Edith wouldn't let me go down to see what was up or who they had nominated. "laivestis profei-essihg nicely, cixreap- TS worked today." A FUNEREAL CONVENTION. With a Totnbstoiie Dealer ifi Charge as Chairman. And Less Than a Third of the Pfeciiicts of the County Represented—A full Bourbon Ticket Nominated — Was a Wilson Convention. The contrast between a live party and a dead one has never been more trongly shown than in the republican and democratic conventions held this fall. In the republican convention ev- eiy precinct but one in the county was epresented, and that one, Harrison, failed of being represented because its delegates missed their railroad connection at Bancroft. A number of the townships nominally represented at Wednesday's democratic mass convention had chosen no delegates, and those who acted as such were volunteers or were drafted to make a show of interest in the nominations which was felt by only a few personally inter- sted politicians. The convention was called to order backwarks by county chairman J. W. Sullivan, the republi- ;an county chairman having possession of the front end of the court room, the ourt records having been placed there temporarily pending the completion of the moving operations in the clerk's office below. C. D. Pettibone, of Algona, was elected chairman, and Banker G. M. Butts, of Wesley, secretary. B. W. Haggard, an innocent spectator, was asked to assist Mr. Butts, but he informed the convention that he was present only as a looker on at the funeral. The business was opened by a long speech by J. J. Wilson, who expressed the opinion that any democrat who loved his God and his country enough to come to the convention was entitled to be recognized by being seated as a delegate, whether elected or not, and who made a double-barrelled motion that all democrats present be seated as delegates, and that a committee be made up of one from each township to present names to the convention for nornimvtioi . The motion seemed to prevail and the roll call revealed that less than a third of .the precincts in the county were repre seuted by delegates, picked up 01 elected. The committee recommend ed J. J. By an for representative, Phil ip Dorweiler for treasurer, J. •. J. Wil kinson for superintendent, Pete Chris tenson for sheriff, J. H. Gortner fo surveyor, Dr. Keriefick for coronor and F. W. Mittag for supervisor. Mr. Wil son, as each name was called, made a speech vouching for the candidate and the nominations were made by accla mation. The chairman and secretarj of the convention were empowered to fill the vacancies should any nominees pull out, and the convention ad journed. Sanitarium coffee at Langdon £ Hudson. MONEY. I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time. B. W. HAQGAKD. ( First mortgage MONEY TO LOAN ON \2na mortgages (Collateral, GEO. C. CALL. BIG BALE, E. B. Eddy has sold his farm and is about to move to Lebanon, Mo. He will sell at auction a fine herd of IIol stein, half-blood Holstein and Short horn cows and young stock, 88 hogs and shoats, horses, farm machinery household goods, etc., etc., making i clean sweep, including 75 acres of fine corn in the field. For particulars see bills. Sale, Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 miles northeast of Burt. D. Haggard, Auct At Studley's Pharmacy you can see an elegant new line of Wall Paper, Cowles Block, Algona. Try Caramel Coffee, 15c Jb- DON & HUDSON, LANG \, GL Bowyer —Dealer In— Jewelry, Silverware, Watclies and Cloclcs.,*- - Finest Line and Largest Stock. .... . g> Uitf'tt Specialty. We employ only com g$7, potent workmen, Oajl ^at o«J' nej ^v /ii-iri'vii-AitQ i n -j-.lifi (ln\vlnK<- Tllnnlr. quarters In tlip.Ugwlos'- Block," Eiira, - "lioi, TAX SALB MM. Toi Jo.hfl U. Pearson, Yo» are hereby notified that on the 7tl day of Pocembe,, jgg^ ^ e following 4es cribe'd real estate, situated ln> tjie couat) of Kassutb, and state ot Iowa, epi; W- o the saut-U east ar. of sec, No. thirty?sjx(36 tvvp, uinetyrflve (95) north range JMo.twen ty-eight (88) west of 5th p, m ; . was sold bj tfie treasurer of said county to Or. Cowle who is now the lawful holder of the certi Jieate of purchase thereof, That the rjgh of redemption will espjre and a deed fa. said land be jnade unless j-edewpWon from gale be mfce yrJtbJ- -•--*-•'»-- •— J4 OtVlV W »"V«fV j». rw .M ».,.-'*,,'W« ,,.„ cowp ete,d serylce of this aotlce. Patpd*iUs 5th O««*^,K M / 189.5 &0-5? THE? ABE THE CHAMPIONS. Base Bali f earn Wbft Three Great Victories Last Week. Garner, Clarion and Masori City Contrite ute Sealps—Games Sri Prospect— fitfo are Talked for Next Week's Fair. The Algona base ball team last week gallantly sustained its claim to the tforth Iowa championship. The opeh- ng game of the week was played with ,he Garner club at the fait grounds on Tuesday, and as noted in these columns, was easily won by our boys. Then came two games with Clarion on Wednesday and Thursday, the game jeing a chief feature of interest at the Wright county fair. Our boys gave Clarion the lirst game on a score of 4 to 1, but went- in to win the second day, and did so on a score of 16 to 2. On Friday the Mason City club came up ; to contest the championship with Algona. There was a great crowd at the grounds, and the band supplied music. The Algona club did all the running urontid the bases, and the score stood 14 to 0 at the end of the game. In Hit; series of games played ay the Algona club ending last week, eleven in all, Algona lost but two. One of these was to Emmetsburg, which won by one tally, and the other was to Clarion last week. Two games were a tie, one with Swea City and one tvitfr Clarion. Seven of the eleven games Were won, and generally by overwhelm- intfodds, and there is evidently no club in Northern Iowa that has any show of winning anything from Algona unless by accident. Of the four games with Clarion, Algona tied on one. gave theta one by 4 to 1, and won two frota them by 11 to 1 arrd'16 to 2. The club goes to Eagle Grove tomorrow to play Clation again at the band carnival. The boys anticipate a trip to Mankato iii the hear future, and if a game can be arranged for the Kossuth county fair next Week there will be seen some fine playing. Git! Wanted, Apply at the BEt>unttdAN office for information. Girl wanted to do house work for family of four. $3 per week.—Mrs. C. L. Lund. Chase & Sahbprn's famous Boston Coffees and Seal Brand Tea for sale only by Walker Bros.—18tf SALESMAN WANTED, To sell Minnesota grown Nursery Stock, Seed Corn and Potatoes for spring delivery. An early start is half the battle. Three plans of work. Pay every week. Write for particulars. THE JKWKLI, NUKSEKY CO., Lake City, Minn. FARM fOE SALE. A 200 acre farm, well improved, house, barn, granary. Plenty of water. Price $30 per acre. Apply at BEPXTB- UCAN am'ce. 'VI OUR PERFECT FITTING .LINE OF LADIES'. Jackets no equal for either TYLE or FINISH. / Jas, Ta}lor, We know yon do. Every woman is anxious to make good bread, and can do so by using WHEAT + PHOSPHATE. t Makes white bread, more nutritious, more disrestible and more paaltable. Call for a box at ^. Walker Bros. 4 '>'! /: LOTS OF THIS WEEK AT THE

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