The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1896 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 17, 1896
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BY MILTON STARS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES:. One Year, in Advance $1.50 Six Months 75 Three Months . ..' 40 EDITORIAL NOTEti. There need not be tiny doubt about it. The St. Louis platform will call .for an honest dollar and the chance to earn one or more by honest toil. It will be McKinley as to both the ticket and the platform. * * There has been some talk of the nomination oi' Senator Teller for president at Chicago, but nothing mtiy come of it. It would afford too good an excuse for bolting to many democrats who will be antagonized by the free silver plank to the point of revolt. And then there are so many democrats who, slight as is the chance of democratic success in the election, would be delighted with the presidential nomination. Gov. Boies puts in a very emphatic protest against the proposed foolishness and in a letter to a friend in Washington, which has been made public, says: '•WATKIU.OO, Junc5.—Dear Sir: If the silver delegates control the, convention at Chicago, a democrat will certainly be nominated" by that convention. It is not vastly important as to who lie shall be. if he is :i thoroughly tried and true friend of the free coinage of silver mid is capable and honest. It would, in my judgment, be, absolutely impossible to unite any considerable number of the delegates to that convention in favor of nominating any one outside of the party for the head of the ticket at least. Sincerely yours. HOKACK Bonos." "*" It may be thought that this comes with poor grace from Mr. Boies in view of the fact that he was carried out of the republican and into the democratic party on his candidacy for governor, but who cares for consistency? So far as Teller is concerned, his adhesion to the republican party has been a positive damage to it. The republicans in the senate, when he with other free silverites, voted against taking up the revenue bill, read him and them out of the party because the party could not stand the odium of their unpatriotic conduct. The silver senators were out of harmony with the party they professed adhesion to, not only on the money question, but on all questions, as they entered into conspiracy to deprive the government of the revenue it so sadly needed, and gave notice that the treasury could go bankrupt unless they were allowed to have their way. It is fervently to be hoped that all such men will bolt as it is predicted they will do, and go out of the St. Louis convention when the sound money platform goes in. The Estherville Republican last week issued a very handsome com,- mencetnent edition.. The illustrations, the printing and the write-up were all of a high order, and the edition was one to be proud of. The republican statesmen at St. Louis this week will not do their duty if they omit giving Cleveland's foreign policy a hot roast. It would be proper to say that his policies in general hav been foreign to the interests of th country that pays his salary. GEORGE CARRIES HIS POINT. "Gib" Pray and Mis Private Assessment Scheme Turned Down at St. Louis. The Emmetsburg Democrat lastweel came out with nearly two columns o interviews on the district judgeship question. The showing of strengtl for Judge Thomas as his own successo: was remarkable. Everybody witbou exception who expressed a choice was for Judge Thomas. Very few publi< men ever receive as line a complimen as these interviews conveyed. The Des Moines Stunts Anzeiger, referring to the (ling at the Germans made by Mike I-Iealy of Fort Dodge, at the Dubuque democratic convention when he went out of his way to say that "the democratic party of Iowa is tired of canonizing a beer keg," calls attention to the fact that "the Germans are nearly all for the old-time standard and for honest money.'' Probably this fact will be made apparent before the close of the presidential campaign. Compared with what was anticipated at the time of the holding of the state convention, the attendance of Iowa republicans at St. Louis this week will be insignificant. At one time it was expected that the rush from Iowa to St. Louis would be such as to tax existing facilities for transportation, and a (leet of boats down the river was seriously proposed. This it was thought would solve not only the transportation difficulty but as well the problem of quartering so many people in a city the size of St. Louis. We may have trouble still, but these are not of them. The Spirit Lake Chautauqua this season offers the greatest program ever announced for a western resort. The assembly runs from July '2 to 17. Dr. Gunsaulus, Gen. Gordon, Booker T. Washington, Dolliver, Robert Mclu- tyre, Bishop Fowler, Father Cleary and other brilliant orators have been engaged. The Otturnwa Male quartette, the Sappho Lady quartette, Genevieve Clark Wilson, Misses May Carter and Edith Carpenter are among the features of the musical attractions. The Fourth will be the big day of the Chau- tauquu. Congressman Dolliver will deliver the oration. Delegation Decides to Do Its Own Business Through Its Own Finance Committee—Mr. Call is Made Secretary of the Delegation. It has been no secret for the past few weeks that all was not serene with the Iowa delegation to the St. Louis convention. The trouble arose over the action of unauthorized persons in making assessments upon the delegates. This may have been an old custom, but however that may be, the delegation after their election at Des Moines held a meeting at which they decided to act through their own committees in the levy of any necessary assessments. A few weeks ago each delegate .received from "Gib" .Pray a neatly and politely worded circular inviting him to send in $L'00 for expenses at St. Louis. Some of the delegates responded, others did not, but all kept quiet except our delegate, Geo. C. Call, who at once sent a circular to each member of the delegation, protesting against Fray's unauthorized action and advising noncompliance with his demands. A number of delegates had sent in money prior to the receipt of the circular, and altogether Pray took in about $1,000, but his work was checkmated. The Chicago Tribune of Sunday morning tells the story of Fray's humiliation as follows: There is u little history connected with this contest which will make interesting reading for Iowa people. For some weeks there have been reports in Iowa papers that there was n little soreness between the delegates and the powers that be at Washington—in oth- r words, as one of the delegates de- lared, "we felc as though we could run our own politics without instruc- A special from Jefferson, Iowa, appearing in the Marshalltown Times- Republican of the ninth instant, says that silver sentiment is growing rapidly in this congressional district. It says it is "uma/.ing how the fever is developing," and mentions Crawford, Carroll, Boone and Calhotin as counties where silver sentiment is strong. The writer of the special tells of a scheme that he is reliably informed is on foot to call a non-partisan mass meeting to nominate a candidate against Mr. Dolliver on a platform calling for the free and unlimited coinage of silver. The democrats would probably indorse such a candidate, he says, and make the canvass on the issue of free silver. We do not give much weight to the st;ue- ments of the Jefferson correspondent. It is easy to make claims at this season, but sometimes it comes hard to back them up when the campaign is on and election day comes. As we look at this matter it is immaterial to the republican party what form the opposition takes. If some man who cannot stand on the republican platform wants to run against Mr. Dolliver and can get a convention together to nominate him, the opportunity of a lifetime for valuable experience will be presented. We take it this is going to be a republican year, and we do not for a moment doubt that the Tenth district will show up as large a republican majority as it ever did in the past. The least concerned people in Iowa this fall will be the supporters of Mr. Dolliver in the Tenth district. * # # Political parties can exercise only a limited influence in dictating what shall be the issues of a campaign. Campaign platforms and speeches and editorials must respond to the movements oi' the public Blind. These movements »re ; influenced by the press apcf the ;kji&;§fU\ no '< ^ e radically nor changed and sent into new cbaiVpels. The financial and industrial straitsMhe country is in at the present time must give character to the campaign, and this character will be emphasized as the canvass comes nearer and nearer to the people who are directly affected in their means of support. It seems inevitable that the tariff will hold the leading place in the campaign of 1896 as it has done since 1884. This will be necessitated by the conviction, which will grow as the light is turned on, that the tinkering oi the tariff was the prime cause of all the evils from which the land is now goffering. AN >OLD CONVENTION INCIDENT Webster City Freeman: Just twenty years ago—iu 1S70—Judge A. C. Call, of Kossuth county, was one of the delegates from the then Ninth district to the republican national convention at Cincinnati—as his son, George C. Call, now is to the St. Louis convention. The present Tenth district and several other counties were included in the old Ninth. Iowa was then, as in two subsequent conventions, in favor of James G. Blainefor the presidency. The state then had twenty-two delegates, all of whom but two were for Blaiue. The whole delegation voted for Mr. Blaine from start to finish, except two, who voted for Rutherford B. Hayes when the break came. An incident is recalled that demonstrated the forceful character and unyielding purpose of Judge Call. The hotel at which the Iowa headquarters were established, and at which many of the delegates stopped, was pretty well tilled up when the judge and his colleagues arrived in the city. The clerk, after looking the "ambassadors" from the big Ninth over, evidently concluded that the people who lived "away out on the plains of the wild and woolly west" would put up with any kind of accommodations. But when the delegates were shown the quarters assigned them—ou the first floor next to the roof, poorly lighted and illy ventilated—the clerk aforesaid was not long in learning that he was laboring under a hallucination of large dimensions. The judge was absolutely horrified at the idea of being stored away iu such a cubbyhole, and proceeded to roast the clerk to a turn, impressing upon his mind in language both forcible and elegant, that "we had not traveled a thousand miles or more to be treated as vagrants, and if that was the best he could do for us we'd seek other quarters." The indignant protest of the judge had attracted the notice of bystanders, among them some of the Iowa men who knew Judge Call, and who were not slow in telling the clerk what manner of man he was. It is unnecessary to say that the judge and his colleagues were provided with excellent quarters, and that the man behind the desk got well acquainted with Judge Call before the convention was over, and accorded him the respectful consideration. That year James F. Wilson, Hiram Price, Jpi Y. Stone and Geo. D. Perkins were tl delegates at large from Iowa. John Van Valkenberg, of Fort Madison, and Col. W. P. Hepburn, of Clarinda, were electors at large. Judge A. C. Call, of Kossuth, and J. D. Hunter, of Hamilton, were the Ninth district delegates, and Isaac N. Kidder, of Boone, was the district elector. The alternates were L. S. Coffin, of Webster, and E. J. Hartshorn, of Palo Alto. It was at this Cincinnati convention that Col. Bob lugersoll delivered his world famous eulogy on Mr. Blaine, in presenting his name to the convention as a candidate for president, and no man who heard that speech and witnessed the scene that took place when it was delivered can ever forget either. ry drink at Langdon & Hudson. rich tions from the congressmen." This situation developed when notice was sent to each member of the delegation some time since that they would be expected to pay a certain amount assessed ;o meet the expenses of the campaign n St. Louis. The notification conveyed ,be further information that Mr. Pray vould receive the money, and the impression created in the minds of some f the delegates was that Mr. Pray was evying the assessment. Now, Mr. "•ray is not a member of the delegation ut is the financial agent of the State ientral committee. Then, too, at a meeting of the delegation held in Des Moines immediately after the State convention by which they were selected, it was voted that they would themselves see to the rais- ing'of the necessary funds and also the disbursement thereof. When Mr. Call, one of the delegates from the Tenth district, received Mr. Fray's notice, lie sat down and wrote a circular letter to each one of the delegates, calling attention to it. The result was that only SI,000 was received in response to the notice. DELEGATION TURNS DOWN 3111. 1'IIAY. When the matter came up in the meeting to-day Senator Gear said that Mr. Pray had been authorized by the Executive committee of the delegation to issue the notices of assessment. Mr. Call wanted to know how that Executive committee was constituted, and to adjust matters he moved that a Finance commit ee be appointed from the membership of the delegation, who should have charge of raising the necessary funds and also attend to their disbursement and report to the delegation. This motion was carried without any difficulty. In fact, it was the unanimous sentiment of the delegation that this should be done. The Finance committee thus appointed consists of F. II. Ilelsell, II. W. Macomber, and George W. French. The delegation then elected Col. Henderson as temporary chairman and George C. Call as temporary secretary. Howard L. Hedrick of Ottumwa was elected sergeant-at-arms of the delegation, and the meeting adjourned until 2 p. rn. Monday. ruorosED CHANGE IN AITOHTIONMKNT Another matter that will come up at the meeting 01 the delegates on Monday will be in reference to a resolution which Senator Gear has in his possession and proposes to introduce. It proposes making a radical change in the apportionment of delegates to future national republican conventions. The resolution was prepared by Mr, Call, delegate from the Tenth district,.and is approved by a majority of the Iowa delegation. It provides that the delegates shall be apportioned in accordance with the number of republican votes cast in each state. Each state is to have four delegates-at-large; one.for each congressional district and one additional in each district for every 10,000 votes or fraction greater than a majority thereof cast for the last republican candidate for congress. Mr. Call says that this resolution, if adopted, will increase the membership of the convention from the states in the north about 150, and w»U decrees the. representa*. Juttkiti, the young newspaper tmm from Frtiffleld, call positively depend upon six votes. This leaves t\vo votes unaccounted fftr. They are ttvb delegates from the Fifth district, G. Ri Struble and S. W. Rathbun. No one'seetna to know exactly how they stand on this question. The Contest over the selection of th member of the committee on resolu tions from Iowa is attracting much at tention. Col. George W. French, o Davenport, who is u pronounced gok standard man, is apparently gaining quite a considerable strength, especial ly among the younger men who are 01 the delegation. PERSONAL MENTION, L. A. Taylor, of Ilinckley, Minne sou, was visiting friends in Kossutl county lust vyeek. He is engaged in the laud business and is locating many settlers on cheap lands. He maintains that his section is a good place for settlement and investment. N. C. Tay lor, his father, went up to Ilinckley last week for a short visit. Miss Maud Gilchrist, daughter of Prof. J. 0. Gilchrist, who has been a teacher in Wellesley college for some years, will soon sail for Europe, to be absent for a year ou two-thirds salary Her sister Grace who has just graduated at the same institution, has been elected to a position iu the Mason City schools. • Gus Fenske, of Whittemore, was a visitor in Algona Thursday. He recently made a trip to New York City and there met a younger brother and sister on their arrival at Castle Garden from the Fatherland. They came west and will remain in Whittemore, the brother being engaged in learning the barber trade. Mrs. Burr Lee, of Woodward, Iowa, Mrs. Cora Gettz, of Delta, Colorado, and Mr. Harry Lamsou and family, of Hartley, Iowa, will bb among the guests tit the Lamson-Hendersou wedding, which occurs at noon to-morrow at the Henderson residence in Riverdale tow.,ship. • . Mrs. W. J. Spurbeckis at Waverly, tiou of the southernjst^tes only, about fifty. He believes tb'at this will be a just proportion and will not be too harsh upon the delegates from the states which do not give any republican votes. CONTEST OVEU COilMITTKEMEN. F. W. Bicknell in Times-Republican: The contest for the selection of a member of the national committee to succeed J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa, has waged at a lively rate to-day. Tonight all but two members of the delegation liave arrived or have been located in so far as their preference for national committeemen is concerned. It looks now as though it would be a very close and exciting contest- The friends of Mr. Cummins claim for him nine votes sure, and a number of others in prospect. Mr. Manning says he has an squal number, while he does not concede that Mr. Cummins has any sure title to the nine claimed by him. J^r- Iowa, for a week's visit at her old home; Mrs. Spurbeck is the efficient book keeper iu the Spurbeck-Lambert creamery supply house, and Mr. Spurbeck misses her in a business way as well in a domestic way. E. S. Danforth, of Vermillion, South Dakota, was visiting his friend Solon Davenport last week. Mr. Danforth is one of the publishers of the Dakota Republican, and thinks he lives in the best state iu the Union. Gardner Cowles left Monday night for Mt. Vernon, Iowa, to attend the annual meeting of the board of trustees of Cornell College, of which he is a member. This is commencement week tit Cornell. Miss Tillie Cramer will spend several weeks of her vacation with her brother, near Monticello, Jones county. She will be an instructor in the teachers' institute at Rolfe and Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brunson were up from Livermore visiting, Sunday. The Brunspn-Daugherty drug store is meeting with success and is being run iu an up-to-date manner. Frank. Tellier came home from Grinnell last week for thesummer vacation. He has been putting in some time working foti his brother, County Surveyor Tellier. Mrs. C. M. Davenport arrived here Monday from State Center. She will make her permanent home with her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Goodner. Doctor and Mrs. Stull.have been enjoying a visit from tke hitter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Smalley and other friends from Keokuk. Miss Norrnti Gilchrist left for her home at Laurens yesterday. The wedding of her brother Fred occurs tonight, her father performing the ceremony. Mrs. 11. A. Palmer and children left this morning for Ipswich, South Dakota, where they will spend several months. Mrs. Harry Simpkins and mother, Mrs. \Velton,of Madison, were visiting at the Geo. Simpkins home last week. Rev. Zimmerman, of Grand Junction, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. G. M. Johnson, and family. Mr, and Mrs. Theo. Chrischilles left for New York City last week to yisit' their son Robert. Mrs. Thomas and Ray Osborn of Ilumboldt, are visiting with the Tellier family. Thos. G. McDermott, of Algona,, was one of the law graduates of the Iowa State University. Mrs. Frank McCall has been visiting with her son Dr. Chas. McCall, at Britt. lately. Miss Marie Conway, of Corwith, was a visitor at I. M. Finnell's over Sunday. Last Friday, June 12, was Michael Reibhoff's birthday. He was 90 years of age. J, A. Hamilton has been on a business visit to Eastern Iowa the past week. B. W. Haggard was doing business at Blue Earth City Monday. Chester Call is home from Chicago for his summer vacation. Lewis H. Smith is in Oregon. THE HOTEL BRUNSWICK Announces a 350 Sunday Dinner—Improvements in the House Already Begun. Next 6u.n.djfy,;, J.W9 '••%!> th_e tors of the HofceJ, iQi> If t is well taken Is a very pretty picture. The day has passed when babies arc seated in high backed chairs ftnd their mothers covered up with a rug and have a desperate grip of the babies clothes while the ftl iV^^W!^^Pr? yel1 ? llk ? ftn . I»j"an. With improved processes at PETERSON'S, taking baby's photo is a pleasure. Como In' and get a cute picture of baby. ATTENTION' We have received a new sample .STEAM RIG, NICHOLS and SHEPARD. make, 16-Horse Power, Compound En* gine, and 36x60 Separator, Self Feeder and Nethery Wind Stacker, all complete and a fine rig. All those contemplating buying a Threshing Machine should call and see this rig before buying and get our prices. Yours for business, ALGONA, IOWA. WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH THE Osborn New Columbia Binder; also Corn Binders and Mowers, Tk Minneapolis Binders, and Walter A, Wood Tubular Steel Mowers, Milwaukee Junior Binders and Mowers, Rockford Imperial Mowers and Rakes, TlieD, M, Osborne Twine; the Twine which received the Highest Award— 7c for Sisal; 9c for pure Manilla, We also handle a large supply of Rope, the N"ey and Louden Hay Carrier goods—Slings, Steel Tracks, etc. A full line of— CARRIAGES AND SURREYS. SEE US FOE BARGAINS. And if yon are in need of a WIND MILL we can furnish you with the best mill made. Tanks and Cisterns any size, put up to order. y@JT Satisfaction guaranteed in all goods sold at * -A; M. & G. M. JOHNSON'S. %J MINION LOCALS. Those of our contemporaries who were inclined last week to treat as an invention the REPUBLICAN'S account of the buttermilk well should go and see the well or ask "Doc" Dailey about it. It Is on Supt. B. F. Reed's place in Cresco, formerly the property of W. L. Joslyn, Esq. It is one of the best known farms in this part of the county. The REPUBLICAN was careful to learn all the particulars from an undoubtedly reliable source. What the liquid is which bears such a close resemblance to genuine buttermilk we do know, but it is natural to suppose that it is good water colored by the strata of shale irom which it issues. It is pleasant to drink. Its resemblance to buttermilk in color and consistency is so close as to deceive the very elect. The junior and sophomore classes of the High School tendered a reception, Saturday evening, to the graduating ..class, alumni and other invited guests, iu ;a11 ThQrlngtpijjfjnyite the citizens of Algona to come and dine with them. On and after that date it special rate of 35c per plate will be given to residents of Algona. Mr. Granger and his son are showing themselves good hotel men, and the house is being thoroughly renovated. Work has already begun on the porch which is to extend along the south side, the house is being raised on its foundation and a reading and writing room will be built on to the east end of the office. Fifteen of the bedrooms are receiving new paint, paper and furniture, and the steam heating plant will be finished before next winter. The proprietors are both pleasant gentlemen to meet, and their experience in the hotel business is a guarantee of their running The Brunswick as a tirstclass hptel. Before buying glassware, look our new line.—Patterson <& Son- over Gaibraith antflTqlu Clarke, and Misses Ranks and Vesta Kenyon rendered solos. Ice cream and cake were served. The annual meeting of the North Central Masonic Association comes at Ruthven next Wednesday. Algona will furnish much music. The Military Band will attend and Prof. Forde will render a solo. It is regretted that owing to a return of her hay fever ailment Miss Jioa Wartman will be unable to sing. Mrs. Curtis, mother of Mrs. L. J, Rice has purchased the residence lot east of Samuel % Reed's and H is expected that a residence will be built thereon this season and that Mr. and Mrs. Curtis will become permanent residents of Algoua. Frank Parish padded himself Saturday and paraded the streets on his bicycle as "Baby Bliss." Saturday was the day the fat bicycle rider was advertised for, and few doubted but that ho was the genuine "baby." "Baby" Bliss was hero Monday and was the center of interest to old aaid you,ng. He is immense in proportions and weighs upwards of 500 pounds. He is a fine rider, and his wheel is the America. Foreman R. T. Ramsey, of the Courier, has been quite seriously sick since last Friday. It is thought he has a tumor which will have to be removed before ho can regain his health. The Mart Weaver residence is receiving the finishing touches by Painter On- and will be occupied shortly. Prof. Carroll will Instruct in tutes during the vacation, two insti- Farmers, do you ever stop to think that the dairy ought to be the bestpay' Ing part of the tarm, if it is notV Do you ever stop to think that the roost of your labor and product goes into the dairy! that it is of $he greatest import. ' aneji to ypu to.get «li you can 'An* d^yoii pve^ stop to 'tijlBfc' tM foil nec!ee>it moslvgWjt least tbpiifelrt and improve it last? &ave you. kips pace with the improvements in dairy apparatus 1 ! 1 Have you ever stopped .to consider the benefits of the Cream Sep? arator,— not to the world, not to your neighbor, but to you personally and in? dividually V If not, you cannot do anything better, than write Spurbeck & Lambert for information ip regard to Alpha baby cream separators. They will mail you post-paid catalogues of these famous machines. 86-39 Ask for Chase & Sanborn's Tea and have no other. League Program, Following is the Epworth League program at the M. E. church Sunday evening next: Song, prayer, music, bible reading, music, address by the pastor, music, committee report, gong. Ji-

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