The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 11, 1895
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hcri lam*... T-a?JtK&, ,-"* -^ Compelled to Do DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ? .'VsV IT MBAN8 THAT WE AEE STUCK with a large stock of Overcoats and heavy weight suits. forced to XTraload, 1 The reason is immaterial to you as long as you get values which no« one else will attempt to give you. i".v*i-j ^ i Which means that the NEW ENG-LAND never advertises anything that it does not do.. Commencing Wednesday morning, we are forced to inaugurate the greatest Sacrifice Sale of Men's Fine Custom Made, Ready-to-Wear Suits and Overcoats f «w Ever attempted in this country. Any man or boy in Algona, or neighboring town, who wants a winter Suit or Over-Goat does himself an injustice if he does not see what the< NEW ENG-LAND has to offer in this great sale. This is no meaningless clearance sale; no Fake advertising dodge, but a Bona Fide sale of Honest Merchandise which we are; forced to turn into cash at a great loss. Yours, COMPELLED TO DO IT. BY MILTON STARR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, in Advance Six Months Three Months 75 4° THE PEESIDENTS MESSAGE. and affords an object lesson to the country which has been expensive, but which will be remembered for many years. There was very little need to wait for Cleveland's annual message for pointers in regard to his policy on most of the great questions of the hour, as he bus in speech and action made himself understood on all but the newest issues, while in some of the latter his failure to act luis been as instructive. There is no doubt that Cleveland comes honestly by his reputation for stubborn persistence in a course once determined on. He is a Bourbon of the Bourbons, never learning anything, never forgetting anything, nor never giving any heed to public sentiment, whether manifesting 1 itself in the gentle zephyr or with cyclonic violence, as in the elections which have taken place during his administration. Necessarily, a large portion of the message is given up to foreign affairs. It has been a long time since we have had so many questions up as now involving our foreign relations. The Jlawaian question has been placed in the background by common consent for the present, and the brave little republic, which is American to the core in its leadership, has spendidly maintained its independence despite Mr. Cleveland's malevolent designs. Hawaii gets no sympathy from Cleveland, nor does Cuba, in whose welfare our president takes no more friendly interest than though it were making- its brave light against, rather than for, republican institutions. Mr. Cleveland is a type of a large class of people in this country who are well enough pleased with the enjoyment of a free government themselves, but who are willing that the rest of the world .shall be ground down under the heel of despots, as Cuba has been. The president explains how it happens that we are obliged to rely so very largely upon the European powers for the protection of our own missionaries in Armenia. On the Venezuelan question the message indicates that the adinin- istration has taken its stand firmly upon the Monroe doctrine and proposes to enforce it against England, and in this particular it should be warmly commended. The flve columns of the message which treat of internal affairs are wholly given up to the national finances. The President blames his democratic congress for refusing to authorize gold bonds, and saddles upon it the odium of the waste of the $16,000,000 involved in the ruinous contract with the foreign bond syndicate. He urges the retirement and cancellation of the greenback circulation, opposes free silver coinage and strongly favors the single gold standard. This is the last annual message that Cleveland will have the chance to do- liver previous to the presidential nominations and election, It must be the conclusion of the impartial reader that nothing which it contains, either in tl>e setting forth of the condition of the country under democratic rule or in. wfeatit proposes or promises for the Is "calculated to give hope or jo the democratic heart. It i a sad, sad picture of the The Courier has a.u article seriously criticising the lectures of Prof. Webster, the general complaint being that the statesmanship of Jefferson and Jackson was by him unduly disparaged. The REPUBLICAN has too little space at disposal at present to give reasons, but we think there can be little dispute about the facts. Those are well settled. From the same historical data, however, different conclusions will be drawn. Prof. Webster was, in our opinion, very generous in his treatment of both men. He could not well class Jefferson with Alexander Hamilton, who was the great constructive statesman of the early period under the constitution, nor could lie give to Jackson a place with Jefferson, though it is our opinion that Jackson's most statesmanlike act was his vigor- orous stamping out of the right of nullification, which right Calhoun derived in terms from Jefferson's Kentucky resolutions. HURT MAN'S BRIGHT HOPE. ^ J. N. Easterly May Get a Big Share of a Big Jones County Farm. A Question of Title to 400 Acres to Be Settled in the Courts—Mr. Easterly in the War. was even a longer one. He was amaulnAT T1HV POOD^ APF of great business capacity and accum- llUL/UJA I VIvVlAJ AlVL/ Gen. Ed. Wright, whose illness had long been accepted as fatal, died on Sunday, at his DesMoines home. He was a brigadier general of volunteers in the war and United States senator. Few Iowa men have won the love of the people of the state in the measure accorded him. The State Register of Sunday morning tells a strange story, the sequel ot which will interest a great many people in Kossutli county. The Register says: "There lives at Burt, Iowa, an old soldier who recently came into possession oi ! facts \yhicb. may establish his claim as heir to many thousands of dollars' worth of Iowa real estate. This man is J. 1ST. Easterly. It is said that he can show more battle scars than any oiher Iowa soldier living. He seemed to be the special tar-'et.of the enemy, and yet he lived through it all, spending four years ot his life fighting for the preservation of the Union He entered the service when 17 years of age. About the time he enlisted, his father, who lived in Jones county, Iowa, died. When Mr. Easterly came home from the war, his mother had remarried, and he turned his attention from home affairs to his own future. He had never heard anything about any property belonging to his father, and when some years alter his mother died, leaving no property, all thought of home affairs had vanished. Through a purely accidental ulated a property estimated ab9ve half a million. He was a Mississippi steamboat captain during the war. Since that period he had been interested in large contracts, many of them in California and Arizona. In many of his operations he was associated with, John .Lawler, and one of, his sons'married a daughter of that noted man. Mr. Lantry had a family of four children, all of whom are grown to manhood and womanhood and are married, and all, with the exception of one daughter who resides in Chicago, live in Strong City. On account of tho serious illness of the widow, the burial will be postponed, the remains in the meantime being deposited in a receiving vault in Madison, Wis., where the interment will be. Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Lantry have gone to Madison to meet the funeral party. Finest Displays of Christmas Goods Ever Seen in This Part of the Couutry. Some of the Algona Stores Where the Demands of Holiday Shoppers Are .Met—Beautiful Goods These. REV. C. E. SINCLAIR CALLED A Unanimous Call to the Con- gi;egational Pastorate. Algoua dealers have this year gone beyond anything heretofore attempted in responding to the demand for desirable holiday goods. We do not think that any town in this neighborhood has done anything to be compared with Algona's preparations for delighting the eyes and satisfying the hearts of those inquest of Christmas presents. The REPUBLICAN reporter has visited several recognized headquarters for these wares, and we may perhaps perform a service to out-of-town readers by not- Rev. W. E. Davidson Probably Goes to Delevan, Wisconsin—Chorister Smith Not Allowed to Resign. DT THE LOCAL PIELD. Esthcrvillo is demonstrating tho truth which was set forth last summer-in the articles of tho Arena magazine, extended notice of which appeared In tho EEPUHLI- C-VN at the time, that public electric light plants give a service equal to the private plants at about half the price. E^tlier- villo is, we believe, the only town in this section which has a public plant, and it now furnishes first-class lights cheaper than any other town in northern Iowa. The REPUBLICAN is not booming electric light or other schemes, but It has noticed one thing in public sentiment in this place as it has manifested itself of late, and that is a strong feeling against tho granting of any franchise to any man or men as a spocu- ation. Wo think this fooling is justified by tho fact that one plant is all tho town could think of supporting, and that consequently a franchise, whether in terms exclusive or not, would amount to a monopoly for many years, with a power of extortion practically unlimited, or at most only limited by "what tho traffic would bear." This monopolistic clutch is the ono and only explanation of tho striking contrasts shown by the Arena between the charges of public and private electric light plants. In view of this fact, the'Ru- PUBLICAN is well pleased to reflect "that, great as would bo the advantage of an efficient electric lighting system, wo are not in tho clutch of an electric light monopoly, as many of our neighbor towns are. The situation being as it is, and tho city being at present unable to legally incur tho expense of an electric light system, tho people of Algona will necessarily choose between the alternative ot waiting for the city to pay off its water bonds or have recourse to a stock company which will aim to take in all the business men ot the town, or as many as will subscribe small sums. The latter has been frequently suggested by business roon^ and it seems to bo altogether feasible, bach a company would organize on the basis of tho cheapest service consistent with a moderate return on the investment, and with an agreement to turn the plant over to the city at the lifter's option. Ihere would be no dpubt but a company so organized could get a franchise for the ask ipg. There is a feeling that the town is suffering by reason pf its backwardness in availing itself of this equipwen t, now so common la towns of t,d» population ami up as to make jhose which without it unpleasantly conspicuous. lulJGU.1 -A. *J•*•*-'"t^J" " f «/ ,, wav, information reached tho ears ot Mr'. Easterly a few months ago that when his father died he was the owner of 400 acres of land in Jones county. Mr. Easterly and his two brothers, who are engineers on the G. & N. W., began an investigation of aiiairs, which resulted in the conlirmuig of the report that there was an unsettled estate, to which they undoubtedly have some rights. The records ot Jones county show that when the father died ho held a clear title to the 400 acres of laud; that he had entered the land and had from the government a title of ownership. There are no records showing that the father had ever disposed of this land, and the man who now lives on the land ana who has improved it has nothing to show his acquirement of it, excepting a quit-claim deed given by parties who now say they never had any interest in the land, but had given the quit-claim deed for no special reason; excepting that they had been asked to do so There is a peculiar complexity about this case, and the lawyers to whom the case has been submitted vary in their opinions as to the chances or the sons in recovering possession ot the property. Some of them hold that the ten year limitation applies in this case, and that the man who now has possession of the land, even though he came into possession of it originally as a squatter, is now the legal owner. The heirs propose to show that fraud has figured in the history of the estate, and believe that they will succeed in proving their rights and will ultimately come into the rightful possession of it. The property is valued at $40,000. Kev. Carl E. Sinclair, of DeWitt, Iowa, occupied the Congregational pulpit Sunday, morning and evening, and at the church meeting on Monday he was given a unanimous call to the pastorate. Mr. Sinclair is ot Scotch parentage, and was born in Vermont. He was educated in the Vermont University, the institution in which Father Taylor, the pioneer preacher of Kossuth county and the organizer and first pastor of the Algona Congregational church was educated. He took his theological course at Oberlin College, Ohio. He is 31 years of age, and is an able and earnest preacher. He came here with the very highest credentials. Mrs. Sinclair and child are now with her parents in Ohio, but it is hoped the family may be settled in Algona by New Years. It is expected that Mr. Sinclair will- occupy the pulpit next Sunday. ' At the meeting of the society on Monday D. T. Smith, for over twenty years the faithful chorister of the church, tendered his resignation, thinking he had served long enough. The resignation was, however, returned to him with the unanimous request that he reconsider it, which it is hoped he will do. Bev. W. E. Davidson arrived home yesterday morning, He has been supplying the church at Delavan, Wisconsin, fov several weeks and has received a call from that church, which it is understood he wilV probably accept, He returns to preach there next Sun- ing a few things which only ho who sees them for himself • can fitly appre- siate. Dingley's drugstore is a very popular center of holiday trade this year, as Heretofore, and the visitor finds displayed there a variety of goods adapted to meet the desires of the purchasers seldom brought together anywhere, and yet not ill suited to modest purses, In every department is to be seen the finest product of modern artistic workmanship such as once the rich alone could buy, but which now all dare to price. One would not have to go back many years to reach a time when money could not purchase such beautiful and faithful reproductions Of famous masterpieces of arfc as are collected here in the form of medallion pictures, for men had not begun, because they had not the skill, to make them. These pictures are suited to adorn the most elegant homes, and yet riot out of place in the humblest. Dingley & Pugli have some very beautiful clocks, suited equally for ornament and use. Their watches in all lines will please the most fastidious, while the best movements are to be found in cases substantial and durable but not expensive. These dealers make a great show of silverware: fashioned inu> articles too many to catalog, and their cut glass is much admired. Celuloid novelties, toilet sets, manicure sets, glove boxes, handkerchief boxes, fan and necktie boxes, make up a popular line of goods, from which many valued gifts will be selected, Mr. Dingley has greatly enlarged his stock of holiday gift books, which includes many very desirable volumes. A great many ot the standard works are very cheap, as quota- Dr. Sheetz just at this, season, and' never have they had occasion to feel that their confidence was misplaced. The doctor has toys for all, and money is little object with him. His stock of books is larger than ever before. *' * » For many years Carter's store was a- popular resort for holiday shoppers, and Walker Bros, have more than< maintained the traditions of their enterprising predecessor.. They have displayed this year a stock of China, cut glass, lamps and lamp stands by all odds ahead of any of the fine things- they have heretofore shown, and the REPUBLICAN reporter was surprised to- find that prices range very low on their beautiful wares as compared with those of former years. Even the elegant cut glass articles so long out of reach except with the very well to do, the Walker Brothers have made quite- approachable. Visitors to this store will notice a new departure in lamps,, and, we think, heartily approve it— the old piano lamp is superceded and 1 banquet lamps and stands are sold sep- I arately and can be used together or not as desired. Dresden and Venetian iron lamps are much admired. The china and elegant pottery are in such profusion of articles and beauty of designs that a column could not property tell of them. Bowyer, the jeweler, has been very busy of late putting new goods on ni& shelves and in his show cases. One has to go a long way to find a stock of silverware of superior excellence. Mr. Bowyer has a splendid line of jewelry, diamonds, pearls and set stones, a great variety of clocks, many of them , iu novel and elegant shapes. * In the same store in the Cowles Block Dr. Studley is prepared to supply a large demand for very desirable gift goods. One of his great specialties is perfumeries. His stock is from the noted perfumers, Lightner's, French's, Palmer's, and many of the bottles are cut glass, making flne presents in themselves. His toilet sets are beauties. He has a flne show of Christmas and New Years cards,. Numerous statuettes suggest the choice of a present which would be acceptable. The Doctor has a line of pastels and photogravures, framed, and mounted on easels in bamboo, gold and white enamel, well worthy of inspection, while stationer J goods have headquarters here. ;v AVJ day. He intends preaching in Algona on the last Sunday in this month- He is in good health at present. Oysters, standard, and select in bulk, at City Bakery. DEATH OF BARNEY LANTRY. He Was a Brothej of Thos, H. Lantry-A Man of Large Affairs, And Wealthy— Mr, and Meet the funeral porj, T Mrs. Lantry tp at Madi- Eleven Jewel Watches $3.50, Waterbury, Talk with Bowyer, No BI.OOP JERSEY Bull for sale, A very fine animal, two years and thvee mcmth^ old, In^ quire of 0. J. BOX 34Q, A}go»a, la,—Ul Chase & Sanborn s famous Boston Coffees and Seal Brand Tea for sale on> ly by Walker BrQs,-48$ Meos', wombs'and child.rens' shpes and overshoes cheap during.pecember, «*• ftirmrlava * 10*11 tions at Dingley's store disclose, while many classics are bound in elegant covers. Beautifully illustrated books abound,' and no presents are more highly prized, Juvenile Utera* ture makes a large class and one not to be overlooked when the demands of Santa Claus are to be consulted, Their dolls are just the thing to en" rapture the juvenile heart, and tljen there are toys for hundreds of children. These latter are counted a necessity of life, which the little ones cry for when bread is forgotten, There is a great deal of ingenuity expended every year in the production of these toys, and it is time and money well spent, for no manufacture in py other line can give so much, pleasure compared with their very modest cogt. Nobody should fail to visit Pingley. & Hugh's if in search of any article in* tended for a holiday gift. It is a fact that nobody who is thinking of a present for a distant relative or friend can overlook that a flne photo' will give greater pleasure and be treas,^; „ $ ured longer than the most costly article k .,, that money can buy. AJ1 this buying "vi' is after all for the pleasure of those we ' '•>•• love, and when it comes to that a 17-'.V foi 1 'a'quarter birds*0yo view of the seat,I'i" of war is not to be mentioned, At '&> , « Peterson has won a reputation as'iv'% photographer which-has given him, af *" constantly enlarging business, He wjl} be a good man'to speak to, and —'"~ jy call ot his studio will be — of good results, V-. -.,"•» at 1Q41 Barney kaijtry, a brother of T, II. Lantry of the Algona, State Bank, died at W^ 'home in Strong City, Kas Saturday evening )wt. Mr. had been in .failing health tor. months, or Jong§r, and Ms .death not a purpriee, Hj w&s wjrey-fl w years old sod lived » very active life had woo su«?h trah if ed" He * t * Fine furniture,- is delights bf the which the reeiuwnpe At J), G, Eowyw, the jeweler, -has placed in his store two very ha oak and glass cases eight feet in Jbesi; ajjcl he has one of the stoves ana one, of the in Northern IQW& I . Neapolitan ?jst»cljo and crushed • ond ice cream bricks at C/ity BaJfce, one day ' »I am loaning money owtfaw lands at six per wit interest. Only.* small Charge will be »ade for procuring this cheap money,' The borrowei ca,n hare die privilege of paying w all ov any pajf o.f bis, mortgage, at Jibs Hroeof pay tto pyWlfc affords of U*e of the eart Iwto . . , suitable art cle If at McGreeor's, enterprising dealer fej$ ui ' #*"y 3L*?s^:? y *\ JpJUA fioecjeti', ,„,.„„. ,„,..... , T , r _ r , „.. .,.,.., ,'• i f, 1 , < $•!_ ,.'AT VinxrA unHmlfr'flirl Ltnhnftv l.nt'lnnn ^«S*7 SP^'Wl?','?^!*!'A «F*2 lwe*Y$vBiM99g j 5 " v j*i ( ',;! !•;•'/•/' , •.• ^'fev|i|^fl|S ki>t •: iT#ss

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