The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1896 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 29, 1896
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T TJViP" 5 ^ THJ3 tUMISt-iCM, BY MILTON STARR. SUBSCRIPTION One Year, in Advance $1.5° Six Months 75 Three Months 4° The republican state convention will be held at Des Moines on July 15th. The business of the convention will be !o n ominate presidential electors and a s tate ticket. The republican papers of the congressional 'district are saying the ap- propriat e thing in view of the fact that a nomination for congress will have to be made again this year. There is of course no doubt or difference of opinion in regard to a candidate. There will be no opposition to Mr. Dolliver. He is the one member of the Iowa delegation who is apparently secure in his seat in the house until the time comes for him to accept a seat in the senate. The Spirit Lake Chatitauqua program is going to be an extremely good one this year. Among the speakers will be Congressman Dolliver, Dr. Robert Me Intyre, Booker T. Washington, Gen Gordon and Bishop Fowler, and a long list of musical and other entertainers is given in a folder just sent out by Senator Funk, who is the superintend ent. This will be Spirit Lake's fourth annual assembly, and it will be the great attraction in this region during its continuance from July 2 to 17. It seems now that Van Leuven. who went to the Anamosa penitentiary foi pension frauds and was pardoned ou recently by President Cleveland in the expectation that his wasted form wouk be consigned to the grave 1 in a few days has made a wonderful improvement in health and strength, and is now fa and hearty, weighs 170 pounds, and is actually on the road canvassing for an anti-administration paper. This is riase of aggravated ingratitude. Such things are happening all the-while They shake our faith iu humanity. the state, seeks to throw the ve- ponsibility upon the republicans of his senatorial district. The Beacon ays Senator Funk voted for such a bill with some misgiving," two years ago, and hearing no criticisms and being round by no instructions, he went ahead in the same course this year. We do not know how many of the numerous bills brought forward two years ago as a settlement of the liquor issue, the senator voted for, but we presume numbers that were killed had his support. That legislature was under instructions from the state convention to make some settlement with the river counties, and until that settlement was consummated finally and was beyond reconsideration, which was one of the chief industries of that body, only infinite wisdom could come anywhere near guessing what it would do, The members of neither house seemed to be two days of the same mind, and so disgusting was the exhibition that we think the republicans of this state were justified in their disposition to relegate to the shades any recollection of a rec- ord'of votes so inconsistent as to give little indication of individual sentiment. When the settlement was made in the adoption of the mulct law, its friends said the republican promise had been kept,, and the matter disposed of. With the history of that legislation in mind, and considering that the manufactures bill had'from that time on been before the state only as a democratic measure, and been opposed quite generally by the republican press of district and state as such, it EXPLORED THE SOLITUDES. Andrew Li Seeley, Whd Game to Kossuth in '56, Passed Away Wednesday, Attacked With Apoplexy on the Diagonal Road. Paralysis Ensues and He Dies in Forty-Eight Hours. the must be said that Mr. Funk's explanation is lame. At the same time we deem it the strongest defense that could have been made. The most exciting convention con test in the recent history of Illinois re publicanism is going on at Springfield and will come to a decisive issue today Senator Cullom is a candidate for the presidency and seems determined to push his claims against the clearly established preference of the republicans of his state for McKinley. In a majority of the district conventions so far held McKinley delegates have been elected, and the contest to-day will be over McKinley instructions to the .delegates at large. The McKinley men seem to have a majority, but the Cullom boom has the machine politicians behind it. If McKinley comes out victorious in Illinois everything is likely to break loose. All attempt to restrain this wonderful enthusiasm for the Napoleon of protection will be abandoned. NO EXTEA SESSION. The only object in calling an extra session of the legislature for next winter being to complete the new code, we do not believe that the benefits to be derived will come any where near compensating the people of Iowa for the money that will have to be spent. We believe the people would like a rest from code tinkering. With the work already done, another legislature ought to complete the code at its regular session. We seem to be getting along very well at the present time, and anyway the least of our code. As serious a Andrew L. Seeley, a resident of Kossuth county for upwards of forty years, died at his home in Plum Creek township last Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock. He was in Algona on Monday afternoon for a load of lumber, and about four o'clock started for home. When opposite the Catholic church on the diagonal road this side of the Milwaukee depot, he became aware of a strange feelihg passing over him, and responding to the warning lie hastily tied the lines of his team aboutastake. He had Hardly done so when he grew dizzy and pitched off the wagon into the road. It was an attack o't cerebral apoplexy and paralysis soon ensued. John Switzer came along about that time and stopped Mr. Seeley's team, brought them back, and placing him again on the wagon, took him to his home. His death occurred about forty- eight hours from the time of his apoplectic stroke. He was attended by Doctors SUidley and Kenefick, who were unable to stay the hand of death. Mr. Seeley was (37 years of age, but his appearance did not indicate it. He was a man in apparently vigorous general health though he had been ailing ror several months. The funeral was on Thursday, and was one of the' most largely attended the county has seen. There v;as a large representation of old settlors, among whom were Jay Gvover, rat Kaiu. Daniel Rice, C. S. Coliin, (T. L. Allen and P. T. Ferguson, who acted us pall bearers. Other old settlers were Lewis II. Smith, the Chubb brothers, A. D. Clarke, August Zahlten. Hiram Norton and M. L. Godden. Seventy teams were in the procession t6 the Buffalo Fork cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest, while many needs is a new consideration is If the State Register's editorials had not been for years a studious contradiction of the republican sentiment of the state of Iowa, more attention would bo paid to its very injudicious attacks upon Major McKinley and its incessant coddling of the Quays and the Plattn. Under existing circumstances what it may say has little or no influence in Iowa, except in its own city, where its opposition is a tremendous benefit to its opponents. It is only outside of the state, where the significance of its utterances may be misunderstood, that its editorials may hurt Allison's chances. Its article on "The Greatness of Quay" may lead some outsider to suppose that, if the impressions of a man who ought to know Allison are to count, the Iowa statesman is a close copy of the Pennsylvania political boss. It is fortunate just now that Iowa's candidate for the presidency is so much more widely known than the Register. the fact that, whether we ought to have this work done or not, we have not the money to pay for it, and to incur an expense which cannot be said to be actually necessary under such circumstances seems to be profligate, and an abuse of power. When the regular session comes we shall be told, as we have been told so often,, that there is no money to meet actual needs, and it will be true until taxation is increased, but in the meantime let the indulgence in superfluities be promptly and emphatically vetoed. If Governor Drake has intimated to an anxious committee of the legislature an intention to call an extra session it is to be hoped that he may come to a realization of the adverse sentiment of the people who do not hold seats in the legislature and reconsider his decision. No pledge to any little committee is of much consequence and not worthy to be given a second thought, when set against the higher obligation resting upon the Governor to guard the interest of this great state. from Algoua who were in attendance upon the service at the home omitted the ride to the burial. The religious service was conducted by Rev. Greenshield of Burt. Music was rendered by Mrs. E. P. Keith, Mrs. Bowyer,Miss Luella Cleary, J. E. McWhorter and Mr. Clarke. _ , • , . Mr. Seeley was born in Columbia county,,, Pennsylvania, in 1829. His father died when Andrew was but a few months old, and his mother died, leaving a family of twelve children, when he was but nine years ot age. His early, life was naturally without many educational advantages, but he learned the trade of a tailor and worked at it in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Iowa; He drifted to this state and opened a tailors shop at Cedar Rapids, but came to Kossuth in 1855, when 26 years old. He spent most of his manhood's years on his farm in Plum Creek where he property died, accumulating a fine He was a thrifty farmer Evangelist Williams has been the object of wholesale denunciation by a considerable portion of the Iowa press for the past few weeks, the occasion being alleged utterances displeasing to the people in attendance and to the people of Waterloo in general. *Mr. Williams seems to have gone ahead in his work without much regard to the opposition of the newspaper reporters who have sought to discredit him, and wonderful results of his Waterloo meetings are reported. It ia stated in a Register special of Monday that nearly 1000 persons have professed conversion; that the Sunday meetings were attended by nearly 4,000 people, and that in response to a petition signed by some 200 business men of the city the meetings are being continued this week. It looks as though the Iowa newspapers that are allowing themselves to be used by the bum element! to revenge themselves against Williams for his plain talk are not at this rate likely to drive Williams out of the state very soon. In Lighter Vein. J. II. Lighter, of Pocahontas county, has communicated to the REPUBLICAN with a view to Inserting an ad asking the young and old people of Kossuth to send him ten cents apiece. This would make Lighter a clean $1850, and the pocket books up here would bo Lighter to that extent. Now what docs Lighter propose to do for Kossuth county in return for his little S1850? lie says "send silver dime for sample and laugh." This seems cheap, and a ood laugh anytime is worth ten cents, but why send the money to Pocahontas and by that much contract the circulating medium in this county? To prevent this we have decided to do the laughing at the same price, or produce the 18,500 laughs for the sum above mentioned. The mon- y must be paid in advance, however. If we want any Pocahontas county laughs we shall depend on Porte Barrou for them every time. The Armstrong Journal is the first in the field this spring with a big crop item, a circumstance which may possibly indicate that the Kossuth county editors are going to have lively competition this year in the lino of crop and baseball stories. The Journal says that Win. Musson, of that place, found an egg in his hen house recently that .measured five inches in length and nine inches iu circuinferonce and weighed five and a half pounds. The REPUBLICAN tenders to the Journal the assurance of its distinguished consideration. This is irrespective of tie means by which the five pounds of lead were introduced into tho egg. and his'premises were kept in excellent shape, and his hqme grounds and Surroundings were attractive.' Before settling on'this farm, which was a Homestead, he took up several squatter and other claims, one of which joined tne old Algona town site on the east and covered the ground which now accommodates the Northwestern depot and constitutes the J. E. Stary farm, which tract brought him $450 when he disposed of it. Mr. Seeley was married in 1861 to Miss Alice E. Benscoter, who with four children survives him, and who is a sister of Mrs. E. N. Weaver of this place, and Mrs. Carlisle of Whittemore. Mr. Seeley came to this county from Cedar Rapids with Capt. W. II. Ingham, and the two men were close friends and companions for years. They spent much of their time in trapping beaver and other fur bearers, and hunting locations. This was a time when wild animals which are now banished to distant wilds were abundant in this section of Iowa, and the story is told of Ingham and Seeley that having killed a buffalo and driven 100 bur- falo into the creek they named it Buffalo Fork. It is near the banks of this little stream that the body, of Seeley has now been laid for its longr.r.est. Ingham and Seeley traversed the solitudes of the neighborhood with two yoke of oxen hitched to their wagon, and exercising the rights of discover- '*''' THI&I3OUR BO. You needn't be afraid of it. We warrant it. We have added a first-class carriage trimmer to our establishment, and he is prepared to do work for anybody, and do upholstering. We handle the. #BARLOW & CORN PLANTERS.^ .at very low prices. STANDARD 6-FOOT MOWERS at Only the price of other Mowers. You can't afford to use any other. -Bradley & Nicoulin. TO BUILD THE RINK LARGER. The Rink 'Will Be Extended Back to the Alley to Give Room for the Cordner Meetings. Mr. Cordner Took Charge Monday Night A Stirring and Powerful Preacher, He Draws Increasing Audiences —A Great Chorus. this order, was held up as having had in Christ its supreme exemplification. ARBOR DAY OBSERVED. ers, they named Linders, Plum and Black Cat, the latter after a favorite creek of Mr. Ingham's in northern New York.. The Spirit Lake Beacon instead of defending Senator Funk's vote for the manufactures bill by defending the bill itself as a good thing for the district Dr. Kay's Lung Balm cures every kind of cough. Pleasant aud safe for all ages. See ad. Don't Tobacco Spit or Smoke Your Life Away. Is the truthful, startling title of a book about No-To-Bac, the harmless, guaranteed tobacco hatit cure that braces up ni- cotinized nerves, eliminates the nicotine poison, makes weak men gain strength, vigor and manhood. You run no physical or financial risk, as No-To-Bac is sold by F. W. DINGLEV under a guarantee to cure or money refunded. Book free. Address Sterling Remedy Co., New York or Chicago. LAFAYETTE RICHARDSON. Lafayette Richardson, the gentleman •who married Mrs. Kate Foster in 1892, died at their home in Dickinson, North Dakota on Tuesday, April 14th. Mr. Richardson was born in Barrington, Illinois, in 1841. He enlisted in the 6th Vermont infantry and served three years in the "Old Vermont Brigade," one of the famous brigades of the army of the Potomac. Mr. Richardson came near being killed by a cannon ball which came so close to him that the tremendous force of its motion hurled him to the ground, producing the hernia which caused his death. A little over three weeks previous to his decease, while lifting a heavy piece of timber, he was taken with a violent pain in the groin, which confined him to his bed. A delicate and difficult operation was subsequently performed, It has been very promptly decided that the seating capacity of the Rink will he altogether inadequate for the Cordner meetings now in progress. It was selected bebause the largest audience room in town, but despite the heavy rain of yesterday afternoon and the wind and threatning sky nearly every seat was filled last night, for Mr. Cordner's second meeting. At a meeting of the executive committee yesterday afternoon it was decided, with the consent of Messrs. Nicoulin and Purvis, which was given, to build the Rink clear back to the alley, about twenty feet. Work will go forward rapidly, and by Sunday probably the new space will be at disposal and a seating capacity of about 1,500 secured. The meetings last week, conducted by the local pastors, were largely attended and elicited marked indications ot popular interest. The sermons by Re vs. Landis, Southwell, Innis and Sinclair were very able and pertinent, and the music, led by Mr. Landis, was fine. Mr. Cordner was on hand Monday night, as promised, having finished a great meeting at Platteville the raid- night preceding. Mr. Cordner is not an ordained minister. He is more of a businessman, hearty and genial, a The Algona Jj5cJ *3i^Recite Spring Poetry, Listen to Sp'eeches and Plant Trees. There was quite a gathering of patrons and friends of the public school Friday afternoon to witness the arbor day exenuses, which were more than usually interesting. The platform was placed in front of the main entrance, and the pupils and spectators stood in front of it on the school grounds. The exercises were presided over by Prof. Carroll and opened with a song by the school which was followed by a recitation, Longfellow's April, by Alice Minkler. Charldy Sifert recited Iowa's Flag," and Helen Cowles gave a recitation appropriate to the occasion. Harvey Ingham followed with an by his physicians, but all .efforts ineffectual tasftye WsUfe. Mr. ardson left, besides his faithful wife, two married daughters, a son and an infant daughter. The Dickinson Recorder, from which we obtain the information here given, speaks highly of Mr. Richardson as a man and as a detena- er of his country and says that the de- yotion of his loving wife made his life happy and filled his last days with comfort. man pleasing to meet and of evident great power. The daily meetings are held at 3 o'clock at the Congregational church and at 7:30 at the Rink, There will be a men's meeting bunday afternoon at tho Riiik, to which admission will be by ticket. The tickets will be address which much interest. was listened to with The speaker dwelt upon the beauties of nature and the delights of solitude, quoting from Byron's Childe Harold, and urged more attention to trees. He told a story on a botany class which came across free. A FITTING CELEBRATION. Have you seen those beautiful birthday spoons atDingley & Pugh's? Maple sugar direct from New York at Grove & Son's* Are you made miserable by Indigestion, Constipation. Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shilob's VHalizer is a positive cure. , " Sold by Frank Pln.gley. Seventy-Seventh Anniversary of Odd I Jowship Celebrated, Sunday, t?y tlie Algonj. l# d £ e '' ,' :i> • : Algoiia'Lodgecelebrajied,the^aniii- vereai-y of r tbe founding of OddFellow- 'Petite/' prunes at Grove & Son's. j **•• • •"• ~ ' r ~~ " ~ r ~"' • •'. v |_ ship Sunday afternoon m a manner to do themselves great credit, a heir beautiful hall was fitted by Odd Fellows and their friends, and the exercises, presided over by Ed. Blacklord, were intensely interesting throughout. The ritual work was impressive, and fine music was rendered by a choir consisting of D. T. Smith, Miss Corabetch- ell and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Grove. The sermon appropriate to the occasion was by Bev. W. F. Laidley, of Bancroft. It was one of great eloquence and power, portraying the Christ as one who in life and in death gave himself for the good of men, and showing in what a large sense his promise had proved true that those who came after should perform greater works than he. There was no effort to laud Odd Fellowship, but the spirit of love and sac- for others, which is tbe basis of a hard maple in its travels and no member knew what it was. County Superintendent B.F.Reed followed in an inspiring speech in which he paid high compliments to the Algona school. Several pieces of choice music were rendered by the select choir and by the pupils at large, and the general exercises concluded with an arbor day anthem. Each of the lower rooms had a program of its own, and each planted a tree. FOR RENT— Two houses and lots (J E.Peterson's) for rent or for sale cheap Inquire of Jas. Orr, agent.— 30t31 PERSONAL MENTIONS, H, O. Buell and wife have taken their departure from Burt and are at present established as members of the J. F, Lacy home in Algona. It is the undersianding that they will make their permanent home in Algona. Young J3uell has done a lively and prosperous business in Burt and is a very capable man, J. J. Ryan came up from Fort Dodge Wednesday, having been engaged for a couple of weeks in the sale ot lots m an addition on Prospect Hill, recently placed on tbe market. Mr. Ryan says Fort Dodge is developing into a fine city. vDr- McCoy, Adam, Palmer aMP- B- &vey.left for, Cegar Rapias. ^onday, to attend the '.annual State G.' A. R. meeting, and Mrs. J. W. Tennant went as a representative of the Algowa Relief Corps. Reporter: George Hamilton, of the firm of Hamilton & Co., of Algona, was looking after business interests in metsburg, Wednesday. J. G. Stevens, who is connected with the Star Engraving Company of Des Moines, spent Sunday with his relatives and friends in Algona Otmer Bossingbam, who is studying medicine with Dr. Beane of Bancroft, was visiting his parents and fnenos m Algona Friday. Mrs. Pollard, who spent the winter in Clayton, county, is again at her home in Kossuth. SJxe arrived in, Algona spring wraps. This is his last trip this season. Mrs. T. H. Gilbert returned, last week, from a visit to her sister in Humboldt county, who is seriously ill. Dr. Studley has been kept from his business for the past week by rheumatic fever. He is now getting better. Mrs. Frank Nicoulin has been at Minneapolis and Mason City visiting with her daughters, for a few weeks. Dr. Dunlap, of Ledyard, attended lis first meeting as a member of the Algona pension board Wednesday. Dr. Ensign writes the Courier that he now resides at Garvanza, four miles north o£ Los Angeles, Cal. J. E. Hay, a hardware merchant of Iowa Falls, is visiting his brother, J. W. Hay, of this place. A. L. Peterson was a visitor in Livermore last week, returning home on Wednesday. T. II. Gilbert and son Frank were out in South Dakota, last week, looking land. Mrs. J. M. Pride went to Hampton, Iowa, last week for a visit with relatives. Mrs. Dr. Shore arrived here from Des Moines yesterday to visit friends. C. M. Doxsee has been too sick to attend to business since Saturday. Miss Jennie Simpson is home again from Des Moines. Dr. Beane and wife were in Algonu Wednesday, For Seeders, Harrows and Cultivators call at the Wigwam. CALL'S PASTURE NOTICE. My pastures adjoining town are now ready to receive a limited number of cows—plenty of tame grass, pure water and shade, terms $1.00 per month in advance. Owners must intrust their cows to boys large enough to open and close the gate. The undersigned assumes no risks. My son Roscoe will charge of the pastures. 30-31 AMBROSE A. , Kossuth evening COLUMBIA co, ToGive "The Black Hussar": at gall's May aist.—A Great Comic Opera. Lovers of tbe sprightly music afl4 mirth of comic opera will be able to see the Columbia Opera company in Algona Thursday, |4ay 2|s|, Mft«9ge? J%s^ •wl^J^^ «Sfr.«5W M15SJ 0 but'hfis'been unable to do 80 son. Recently he heard that the Cob urabia Opera Company would pass through this part of tbe country on their way north to Wjnnepeg, He got into correspondence and yesterday complet* ed the arrangements which will marls Thursday, May 21st as the red ietter night in tbe theatrical seasonof Algona. This company numbers 36 people, carry their own orchestra, calcium effects, etc., and have the best company that has been through northern Iowa for years. The opera selected for this engagement is "The Black Hussar," tbe camping chorus in act III and. the famous quintet finale In act II, being considered by all musical critics as gems in light opera music. _„._,,,._., „ Orr ig not wording for fun, bnt his Joe Misbacb, Jas- Taylor'sbeaa p^ces on painting this season, will raafce efk, went west Ipt Friday *tfh bis I you thin* he i9,-80j;3

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