Algona Courier from Algona, Iowa on November 16, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Friday, November 16, 1894
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THE COURIER, ALGONA, IOWA, FRIDAY MOBNIKG, NOVEMBER 16, 1894. I 1 ' t' &v r $/y, ft As*. > ' 'a', •f- f •> $A& fe S DESCRIPTION RAtSS: One copy, one year, tn advance $1.60 One copy, six months 7? ,Ofce copy, three months 60 J. W. I. M. FIN NELL, A FEW PLAIN FACTS. It is tt fact that for some months past the United States have been in a most prosperous condition. Business has been good in every line. Manufactories hate been crowded with orders beyond their ability to 811 on time. The country has been recovering by leaps and bounds from the period of depression Into which it had been plunged. Will any one dispute these propositions? They cannot be successfully disputed because they are true. It is a fact that the labor of the country has been very generally employed, and that it had received as good compensation as it has received for years past. It is a fact that Senator Hill challenged Governor McKinley to name any class of artisans whose wages would be affected by the tariff legislation of the democratic party, and that McKinley failed to name any. It is a fact that articles of ordinary consumption that we buy in oar stores sell for a good strong Jo per cent, cheaper this fall than than they have sold for many years. Price goods and determine the truth of this statement, or ask your merchant about it. The farmer gets as much and perhaps more for his products than he has been accustomed to getting, while the dollar that he receives will buy as much as a dollar and fifteen or a dollar and twenty-five cents in the past. And to assist the farmer and the laborer in bearing the expense of the government an income tax had been enacted so that those who live upon the fat of the land may bear their just proportion. Are not these conditions favorable and the legislation that produced them favorable to the masses? Why, then, did the masses smite the party that produced them ? That is a problem for thoughtful men to consider. Did the people accept the falsehoods and sophistries of politicians who took advantage of the unfortunate condition of the country at the time the democratic party came into power, to discredit it and charge it with a condition which it had no hand in producing? It seems that they did. We note, says the Chicago Times, hat Jockey Griffin, who. under the depressing spell of democratic government, was only able to earn $12,000 a 'ear, has made a contract with his mblic-spirited employer, the Gideon Daly stable, for 816.000 since the happy restoration of. the nation to prosperity by a republican landside. The Dubuque Telegraph truthfully eniarks that the democratic party merits respect for its moral courage md will power. While overwhelmed with defeat and stricken with grief it hasn't taken to drink. Harry Hawley an old Fort Dodge boy has purchased a big chunck of /he Chicago Times stock and assumes ,he management of the paper. Mr. Hawley has had considerable newspaper experience, having built up the Denver Times and Minneapolis Journal. , Still for Tariff Reform. In a letter to the press from Washington Hon. W. L. Wilson, of West Virginia, gives his view's of the causes of the democratic defeat of the recent election. Mr. Wilson says: "I do not believe the people rebuked or discarded tariff reform in their action last Tuesday, for when I look over the whole country I do not find that to have been the common ground of their action. Mo' question was ever so well and so thoroughly fought out in popular discussion before them as the'question of reforming and reducing the tariff. In every campaign from that of 1886 to that of 1892 it has been the great issue and in every campaign .except that of 1888 the democratic party won a decided victory on that issue. If the people inflicted chastisement -because of its , dealings with the tariff, it has been rather'because the party did not carry out with sufficient promptness and • thoroughness the work they committed to it, and because of the action of a few of its representatives in thwarting, delaying and maiming this great work. "In tariff reform, as in reforms generally, It is the first step that is the hardest. By 1896 let us hope the E resent clouds, already breaking, will ave vanished from our skies. The new bill will then show its merits, the temporary scare and resentment against it will have spent their force, and I do not believe the republican programme will call for its repeal and a relapse to McKinleyism." May Shut Down. There is a report to the effect that the, Northwestern Milling Associa- ^tion,, which ; ta'kes in all' of the big f'flourjng.m'Uls'Q'f.^Minnesota and the '- Northwest, is trying to get all of t flouring mills of the country into combine to close down for a time to reduce tbe out-put of flour. A repor from St. Louis says; "Many leading millers In St. Louis received a circular signed by the northwestern millers asking their - views as to the advisability of shut* ' ting down all the mills from Deo. 1st to Jan- 1st, inclusive, which is said will reduce the output about 2,500,000 barrels,"' . /, T,be object is to raise the price o ,\ flour by putting off tbe iwpply, it tty 'deal Js made, tbe price of flour mus *. necessarily go up, -Both of AJgona'i > ,,new ralljs will run, tinist or-no trust %} gPM'ft? *rtl$? as wade tar any v,*_J At- - __.-.-.•«_*. Jtl_ » «• ^ . J* \ f V of the cpunjbry,' purchase includes the caves in which the Jesse James outlaws were wont to conceal themselves and their plunder, the waters of the hot springs are medicinal and the lakes and scenery are beautiful. There is promise of immense profit In the in vestment, and it is to be hoped that the realization will exceed the promise. Watit a Ten Dollar "Oat The postoffice department is called upon to decide upon a reasonable allowance for the maintenance of a cat at the postofllce in St. Paul, the following request having been received from the night clerk: "Is it possible in making your estimates and allowances for 1895 to secure 810 'cat fund.' Five dollars, as at present, is not enoueh, as the following figures show: The cat ought to have one pint of milk a day, which equals 365 pints. The price in winter is six cents per quart, and five cents in summer; this would make theexact cost$10.04. When kitten harvest is on more milk ought to ibe given, sol the above estimate is not exorbitant. The kittens ought to be kept until well able to set up housekeeping on their own account as an incentive for tho mother to keep up her rat killing. Our cat the past two months has killed not less than 125 rats. Tbe two lighest runs were nine and seven, which you will admit were both pood ight's work. Of course she and her wo kittens could not cat all these, nit it shows what a gt>od working cat can do when she has the proper incentives. ' How an Editor Felt. When the returns came in Wednesday morning we felt a little like the drummer in church. He had nothing ;o do one Sunday and concluded to go to church. At the close of the sermon the minister requested all of those who wanted to go to heaven to stand up. The whole congregation rose with the exception of our drurn- ner friend, who had gone to sleep in he meantime. After the congregation was seated the pastor said: Now, all who want to go to hell, stand up." 3y this time the drummer had awakened and heard the request to 'stand up," but no more. Eubbing ils eyes he stood up and stared around lim at the seated congregation and .hen at the minister. When be took n the situation be said: "Mr. Preacher, I don't know exactly what we are voting on, but some way you and I seem to be in a hopeless minority."— Adair News. LOSES AN ARM In One of Those New Fftngled Corn Shelters and feed Cnlters* A very sad accident happened at Paul Dorweiler's in Garlleld township Monday. Christ. Strcit owns ono of those now fnngled machines known ns a corn huskcr and feed cutter combin ed. Mr. Dorweiler had engaged Mr. Streit to come over to his place and bring his machine aud do some work for him. Everything was running along smoothly until Sam Strcit, a young man about 22 years of age, who was feeding the machine, happened to reach into the feedera little too far, or from some other cause, got his left hand caught In tho rollers, or knives, and before the horses could be stopped his arm hud been drawn Into the machine clear up to this shoulder. The machine bad to be taken apart some before he could be removed. His arm was smashed and cut in a horrible manner. He was placed in a buggy and taken to West Bend to have the mangled limb amputated. The arm was taken off about four inches from the shoulder. The young man has no means and will find it hard work to make his way through life crippled as he is. No one can be blamed as tho accident was purely accidental on his own part. Henry Dorweiler has circulated a subscription paper and has raised considerable, money for him in that way. Another Old Settler Gone. John McGetchie, one of the oldest settlers in Ivossuth county, died at his late residence in this city Tuesday evening, after an illness of ten days or two weeks. Mr. McGetchie a short time ago bought the McMurray property on East Call street and moved in from his farm in Plum Creek township, where he had resided for about a quarter of a century, with the intention of passing the remainder of his days here in ease. He little knew ; at that time how near his days were numbered. Deceased was a native of Scotland, was born in Glasgow, and was seventy- four years of age. He came to this country when a young man and settled in New York state where he lived for a time and then moved to Wisconsin. He came to Iowa and settled on the old Plum Creek homestead about twenty-five years ago. His widowed wife survives him, and'three sons and two daughters. But two of the children live here, E. W., and Mrs. Jas. Taylor. The others live in foreign parts. The deceased always had the respect and confidence of his neighbors. He was an honest man, and by his death the county loses another pioneet that did much to help make the county wh'at it is today. The funeral was conducted by Eev. Davidson from the house yesterday afternoon, and many friends and neighbors followed the remains to their resting place in the city cemetery. Much in a Name. SHAKON, Pa., Nov. 12.— Half a dozen men in this town are startle over the discovery that they devoured a cat last Sunday. They did 'it unknowingly. Saturday Dennis Fagan was presented with what was supposed to be a. fine, 'at possum by a friend- named Jones. On Sunday, Fagan and his friends gathered and feasted on the alleged pessum. It was pronounced delicious. Jones has since announced that the possum was a cat. In proof of his assertion he showed the hide, head and threeclaws of thecat. Thefourth claw had been left on the carcass, but the cook failed to identify it. An Institute for Liars. An entirely new industry has been started In Chicago. It is an institution for the treatment and cure of liars, and the Chicago papers declare that the first patient to present himself for treatment is a St. Louis man. These eminent physicians declare that lying is a disease just as drunkenness is, and it can be cured by strictly scientific methods. The "graduates" of this hospital will be given diplomas and they will be barred from going fishing or running political campaigns. Applications for treatment should be filed with tbe physicians in charge early to avoid the rush sure to follow the publicity of this wonderful discovery. A Wise Judge, A PJttsburg judge, ID giving In- struc,tion8 to a jury in the case of 'a man charged with being drank, simp^ ly quoted the following lines: He is not drunk who from tlio floor Can rise and drlnfc once more: But be ie drunk who prostrate lies, • And pan neither drfnlc nor rise. Looking 1 Ahead 1 Editor:' "The Eagle will be very glad, sir to boom the growing real-es' Date Interests of HawviJle without money an4 w|tbo«t prjcg.but one tuning muni be. understood. Jn advance." PromQtQnJ'Whar 1 - Editor; »Wnen toe boom busts the UagJe s,tQhav$Jine '' the .mortgage foreclosure, Start Republican Dailies. Both republican papers at Webster City have started daily editions as a permanent feature since the election. They claim prosperity will immediately follow the defeat of democracy, and under republican rule a city of 4 r 000 will nicely support them, but in reality the step is the result of a long feud which has existed between the two papers. A few clays ago the Tribune announced that it would issue a daily commencing Noy. 12. The opposition republican paper stole a march on it and gave the Daily Freeman to the public for the first time last Friday. Both papers are backed by sufficient capital to make them a success, if such a thing is possible, in a town of that size. Three Doctors Fined. In the federal court at Des Moines last week Drs. A. L. Wright and T. 0. Dunkle were fined $1,500 each anc Dr. A. S. Gockley $1,000 for violation of the pension laws. They are al physicians of Carroll county and previous to a year ago were members of the pension examining board of the district in which Carroll county ia situated. They were indicted on five counts and in pleading guilty road the statement that they violated ttu law without fraudulent orev*ll intent They permitted one member to do tb work and all drew fees therefor apd without being conscious of the fac that all were present at the examlna tions. In this way about $1,200 illega fees were drawn, which were refunfj ed In addition to the fines, Fish for the Iowa, Tbe state fish commissioner -has shipped 5,000 game fish to Iowa Fall to be placed in the Iowa river. M.on day oMast week he and bis assistant seined two bushels pf, youjfg bass croppies and perjJb/from a bayou 'n' Spirit Like and restored tb,enj to, bh Jake, ha.4 been'caught*ing BbaJJow pocket and' would '--'— J1 - ADDirtONAL LOCAL NEWS. The young people that made the arrangements for tho party Saturday evening left nothing undone. Tho mil was decorated to perfection and unny handsome parlor suits were dls- rlbutcd about tho room. The attendance was very large, many of the old timers were out and soemed to enjoy ho dancing as much, if not more,than lid the younger people. The Algona irchcstra furnished tho music, which vas also good. A dozen or mure young adles served refreshments during the evening. Tho young people feel very grateful to Leo Peugnet for the use of unterial used in the decorations and ilso for his time that was given In doing most of the decorating. Mr. A. 3. McGregor also lias thoir thanks for tho use of much of the furniture vhich was furnished from his place of business The ladies of the Baptist church mve perfected arrangements for a erics of lectures during the coming winter by noted speakers. Tho first n the course will be held in the Bap- ,ist church, Nov. 29, by Dr. Wayland Hoyt. Subject: "Some Lessons from Great Life." Dr. Hoyt is a popular ecturer, well and favorably known in he oast and in Minneapolis for his treat ability as a speaker and writer, md we trust no one will fail to hear him. Second will be a concert by tbe Vlgona Amateur Musical club, follow- d later by Dr. Strickland of Sioux "ity and Eev. Walter Walker of El:in, 111., who is well known to the leople of Algona. Dates and subjects vill be announced in due time. Miss Anna Eahm, daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. Martin Eahm of Prairie, vas married Tuesday to Peter J. Eoskopff of Sexton, The ceremony ook place at the Prairie church in he presence of many of the friends of 30th families. A grand social time vas enjoyed by all at the bride's home fternoon and evening. There was ancing and refreshments • without nd. Prairie township has become ioted for her many big wedding jubi- ses, but this one eclipsed all previous ecords. Long life and happiness to he newly wedded couple. We suppose that the many blunders n the Upper Des Moines this week re due to recent events in the life of he editor-in-chief. Were it not for his excuse we presume that B. W. Haggard would be demanding an apology and other reparation for its onnecting of his name as a law partner with a fellow who is not a lawyer, lut a disposer of mortgaged property .nd a fugitive from justice. But such ittle things : must ,be overlooked at uch times. Attorney Sullivan has, been at Fort Dodge this week attending the Feder al court. . Mr. Schleen of Lotts Creek appeared before the court on a charge if violating the revenue laws. The foe Thompson damage case is set for jO-day. The Whittemore case is also be tried this "term. Mr. Sullivan 11 be assisted by Eanck & Wade of iowa City. Mr. Thompson and' a number of witnesses went to the Fort ast night. Webster City has taken steps, toward the proper and systematic relief of any distressed families that maybe found in that town the coming win- er. An association composed of asome of the leading people of the town, of ioth sexes, has been 'organized and officers and committees chosen, so that he bestowal of charity shall not be amiss, but will go into the channels it was intended and not be wasted. The Emmetsburg Democrat speak ng of Mr Wilson's new mill at this place says: "Today J. J. Wilson's new louring mill at Algona commences operation. It is much larger than the Emmetsburg ( mill and is valued at $15,000. With the exception of the engineer, a new set of men .will have harge of the work. A new question has arisen under the mulct liquor law, and that Is whether or not a township is entitled to one half the $600 tax. The law provides that "the municipality shall receive one-half the tax collected, but nothing Is said about a township where a sa loon is not Icatoed In a municipality, Lieut. Col. James Eule has been elected brigadier general of the Sec ond brigade of the I. N. G. Tbe Sec ond Includes the First and Fourth regiments, tbe companies of which ex tend from Clinton to Sioux City and include all those located in northern Iowa. Mr. Wilson informs us that his miL will be ready to take In wheat from this on, He invites the farmers t bring In their wheat, and* guarantee good results after the mlil is, started whiqb will be some, time,' tb"e first -<3 the week, ", «' * ; ' i •.,'•• Watson Olark; of Spirit Lake, dre' 1,250 in tbe Louisiana Lottery las montb; From now on the Spirit'Lak people will be inclined to,speculate < i T »» , i T ' A. p, ojarke and daughter, ^ <?eturne4 Monday-frqpi a trip ,59 c^gp8,n,<jptbsrpoints'"" ' ;w A gentleman named Woods arrived tore ilast week from Indiana, says the t. Dodge Chronicle, and moved on a CO acre farm four miles north of Leigh which he recently purchased. lo had twenty-one car loads of stock, ousehold goods and protlsions. He itiri 110 head of high grade milch cows ,nd eighteen head of horses, and irought his corn, hay and other feed or his stock. Mr. Woods has a large nmlly, eight boy and seven girls and s contemplating buying more land in his vicinity. He is a substantial acl- Itioh to the farming element and we velcomc him to our midst. It Is unlawful to take fish from Iowa ffaterslnany manner until May loth ext. This will be rather hard on boss who have been enjoying the plendid fishing this fall, but the re- liilrements of the law should be lived ip to by those who enjoy good fishing nd the fish commissioner and hlsdep- ities will take care of those who per- ist in violating the hi w. T. W. Harrison sold his home and ne block where the buildings" stand o W. J. Brown for 88,000. He also old some time ago his l,200-acr,e farm earEodmanto eastern parties for 46,400. The purchasers Intend to ex- icnd 825,000 in improving and stock- ng It, and will make it one of the Inest stock farms in this part of the ountry.— Emruetsbnrg Eeporter. Mr. Howard Robinson of Alpona, is taying with his aunt on Nineteenth treet for the winter. Mr. Eobinson ia Mending the Capital City Commor- ial College and contemplates going nto business with his father in Alcoa, but while here is heartily enjoy- ng the pleasures'ancl opportunities of Des Moines society.— Des Moines reader. An exchange says that a farmer ear Webster City is buying old horses o feed to his hogs, paying as high as 10 for them. He claims that this ind of feed is profitable as hogs fat- en on it readily and it keeps 'disease rom among them. This is a happy olution of the problem of disposing f the present surplus horses. Several of the Emmetsburg patrons f a Chicago supply company are very ick of the opportunity presented them o buy cheaper goods than they have een getting at home. They have ound it to be something similar to he Algona "blue sky" affair.— Emmetsburg Democrat. The $30 that was "supposed to be lown away in the cyclone from Alex. Tweed's house was found by Mrs. ?weed in the drawer of a sewing ma- hine that had been knocked to pieces, ays the Wesley Eeporter. Men in position to know a good deal ibout the matter assert that the gap n the Milwaukee system between Fonda and Spencer will be filled next eason, according to the Spirit Lake Beacon's way of reasoning. Mayor Groat of Waterloo last week ent a $159 check to Geo. F. Castle of OUR EXCHANGE CUULINQS. bocal NotOii Cille* From tho neighborhood Bfitfc, secretary of the Hancock county relief committee for the cyclone sufferers. It represented Waterloo's contribution to the sufferers. An organization to be known as the -Associated Charities of Fort Dodge, has been organized at that place. Its object will be to assist the poor and needy. The hardware store of Nicoll & SOD of Garfleld. was burglarized the other night and k large quantity of poods stolen. A $2,500 insurance policy on the Mllford school building that burned last week expired the day before the tire. At Britt last week an auctioneer sold a horse for $1.40 and charged the 6wner 82.00 for his services. The foundation for the Spirit Lake .monument has been completed. Bode is completing her system 6t waterworks. In Kansas. ''Ya-as, $his 'ere's a temperance town. Cayn'tgita taste o 1 red stuff, 'ceptin'for sickness or snakebite or suthln 1 ." "Well, what's a fellow to do?" "Do? ye durhed tenderfoot! W'y, sasshay right down the road—third shack on the lef—'n' borry Jeff Mosley's trained snake."—New York Ke- cordcr. .*&-»-&-.. —.— . . .. Monroe Wbalen of Birmingham, Ala., writes: "I purchased six boxes of your Japanese Pile Cure from Mr. Amzi Godden, and it has entirely cured me of a case of piles of, 22 years standing; will advise my friends to use it." L. A. Sheetz. Facts are Stubborn Things. With abundant capital and forty years of experience the W. W. Kimball Co. have achieved results that have heretofore never been attained. Their product finds ample guaranty in this long and successful career. Piano wareroornshave been opened at Algona Iowa, for the purpose of supplying our adjoining dealers and we are able to save any one a nice profit though they be either a, dealerornot, having select-ed a, full carload of Pianos and Organs now on hand which is accompanied by one piano exhibited at the world's Fair and pronounced perfect in every detail, which is worth your while to come and see. JOHN EWIKGJ Local Manager.' Constipation and sick headache permanently cured, and piles prevented by Japanese Liver Pellets; especially adapted to children's use. L. A. Sheetz. For tine large .oysters go to A. Anderson's at the City Bakery. House for rent—Inquire of Geo. M. Bailey or Mrs. L. B. Beed. tf If you are looking for furniture call on A. D. McGregor who has some special bargains in book cases, writing desks, side-boards and chamber suits. To If you own a good watch it is to your best interest to have it remain a ,;ood watch, and should it need any repairing take it to Mr. Hyde. He has las had over 16 year's practical experience as a watch repairer, and no botch ob ever leaves his study. He.also carries a fine stock of silverware, clocks and watches, solid gold rings and jewelry. A L. HYDE, The Jeweler COWLES' BLOCK, with "THE LEADER." 'ALGONA, IOWA. Do you want Shoes to wear well. Shoes to fit neat. Shoes ito look nice. Shoes that you can buy cheap Then go to Brownell's. Our Rubber goods are the best made, will wear longer and give you better satisfaction than any you buy elsewhere. We are sure to please you. THE BROWNELL & ALLRED, Cash Shoe House. ALGONA, IOWA. SPUF^BECK & Manufacturers and Dealers in ALGONA, - IOWA. We will save you money on the following: Belting of all kinds— leather, Gaudy and rubber; complete stock of Engineer's Supplies; Gas Pipe and fittings; Globe Valves; all' kinds ot Stoara Flttlngs.'Hose and IJoso Fittings; Oils of all kinds. Wo have a large stoolc of Cylinder Oil and Cap Grease a specialty, Large stock of pther goods too numerous, to mention. Give us a call, Factory and supply house near 0, & N. \V. Depot. STORM SASH ! As winter is approaching »nd everybody says it is going to be a severe one, wpuld it not be «, good 1 idea "to get 'sotne'etorm win-

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