The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1894 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 12, 1894
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-„ tfJ&fc ... t | ifc favof tit tsquai fMght fifflal! shippers* the int we quoted ffom its . Hfftii fibw that "it is M6t discussing """light fate question SB the basts o! Of? abstract dettafdelsffl." .awhat it Bald! , • ' _e\Setiste* ddes believe that Bes Beg feheuld h&ve lower fates than the reatfjand Mallet eounties of the I; a larger business." eft&lflly' a complete state* f"a theory, and it is abstract If|frTf,li is, not u abstract demagog' i"', That the Begister forgets is shown by what It says about the .conditions confronting Des "It id folly, the Register de* laresj under existing conditions to k;'aDbiit Des Molnes getting Chicago, Kansas City, or Omaha r rates. Why should it get these ' this theory is correct? All of e Cities are nearly if not twice as Des .Moines, do a " larger ?'and are entitled to "lower < It is When Des Moines is com- witb these cities,' instead of with -seats Of-Iowa, that the Ifalacy of this " lower rate" I'comes clearly apparent, and that the -egister'can see that equal rates are hat .the, capital city needs as badly as :;.;any shipping point in'the state. W Whether the Begister will admit this yj}ov, not ( does not change ihe fact. Oma""" " i no more right to a,lower freight i than Des Moines because it ships ,||'inore,' than Mr. Clarkson has a riffht. to flower taxes because he lives in a larger Chouse than some of his neighbors. |j'Transportation is a public business, i today as important a factor in |M|cpmmerce as ' money. Equal rates^to "" ir Shippers, bear exactly the same re- nation to commercial prosperity that a >^..jj~W^it-_ *' , does,, and discriminating grates, 'whether tbey help the Standard jJXDU"company at the big end to drive out ?|f very'independent refiner in the United ^States, in the middle enable Omaha to i of Des Moines, or at the W'feMftrtf fft%W' ttfcfo W mm $ iMs kind i&frl fo% ttiat tmisttflt 'gutfie 6f the tres UA ffioist fully {flfdffted men in' cmfeSnad*. Cerwith shttutd fBftttef and win the honttt-s o still lingers at that primal Stage tifjBoiSiftl development at which go' eftaiflenfUxes are fatffied out to privati BtftrcuiatotBj." Other nations have dis Covered that the people cnh collect thei ftwft ta*e$ inofe eSpeditiously, and mor BCbnoMic'aUyi ¥o begin how iii the Unite States tofarm 61hV the money to pHvat hanking interests Would ho to make a hi stride in f iifrkey*8 direction. The populist a&d President Cleveland stand at bpposit extremes, but of the two the populists at- nearer tight. A national paper- preferable to a hank paper money. The governor's raised. salary will not b Dr. Guthrie, a young surgeon of Du buque, who is connected with the nationa guard and who is well known to many < the Algeria members, is being sued by widow lady for breach of promise, He wa lately married to a Cedar Rapids lady an this suit is peculiarly embafi'asing. Ther is but one opinion in Dubuque and that that it is a case of blackmail. The Marshalltown Republican talk about the governor being called out his bed at midnight to issue requisition pa per's. The Marshall county officials mus have a different experience than the Kos sUth, officials. About two weeks was th time It took to get a requisition from Gov Boies. Supplying the money of the Unite States will never be turned over to th bankers. That is enough to say of Pros dent Cleveland's bank scheme. About,as clever an item as the wee has produced is in the Bancroft Registei "If you have lost track of any of you friends tince the first of the week, you ma possibly find them in some quiet corner sti reading on the president's message." Among other good men talked of t succeed Gov. Jackson is Major Mahon o Ottumwa. He is not a candidate, but ma be brought out, as he has some very warm friends over the state. fjflittle end give one pig buyer at the "Ifsmallest .station in Kossuth county an ^advantage over another, are wrong in ' ' "'leery,- demoralizing in practice, and .every wayas prejudicial to business | f as a'.wildcat currency. So much for the ifBegister's theory. ; s ' i whole discussion has nothing to iljdb with the question now before the commissioners. • What they are |;asked to do is to raise the schedule of ||Jowa rates. This could not help Des 5-y Moines in its'fight with Omaha or Kan- gWas City. 'For',if higher state rates 1 .permit lower ,inter-state rates, jOmaha and' Kansas City, would still ^have the same advantage so long as the , is .f openly, violated a't iblese competing points, while Chicago !%ould hold'cyer them, all, again driving jobbing, and > manufacturing in the f mailer, towns out of Iowa. The people "j&jre c.oh|d^nce, in, the commissioners md are willing to leave this question of " L because they have the they'-know what the job- Will Wells is putting a type-setting machine into.his Alton Democrat office. Thl is the first country weekly to try theexper ment, and the third paper in the state o any kind, Alton is a clean little town o perhaps 1,000 people, but Wells' paper i one of the best and best patronized in th wept. He gets $2 a year for it. and of the other iies realjy need. intimates that THE is prejudiced Moines, Nothing could be tbe trutb; We .like tbe better than, any city in Jt from its substantial busj- on tbe vari- ko deligbtfully described And it is because we want to see a theory of prevail wbiob Mpjnes exactly as given to Chicago City. It will rlgbt to be prevails to, its ijjfa\,lwr* a tttexary •-—-- i^pprwife, fcjegreeltf' SOME ODDS AND ENDS. « A Minneapolis man has evolved a idea which he confidently expects will rev clutionize the matter of voting at genera elections. Minnesota has the Australia! ballot law, so called, and their system is ii many'respects similar to .Iowa's. Wha this man proposes is to use, instead of lead pencil for marking the squares on th ballots, a punch similar to' that used \>y conductors. Then instead of making anj marks at all on the ballot the voter puncbe a hole in the square opposite the name o the candidate for whom he wishes to vote Thus far, it will be seen, no particular im provement is suggested; but the labor-sav ing feature of the scheme comes in having the pages of the poll books made to corre spond exactly with the blanket ballot Then instead of counting the votes in th ordinary way, a ballot is laid on a page o the poll book, and by drawing a pencil thi length of the sheet—across the holes, o course—it will be seen that each name on the poll book will be marked precisely ai the voter has punched holes. This is to be continued until all the^ votes are transferred to the poll books. The plan has something of merit in it and has already receive! favorable attention. The genius whose fertile brain has worked it out will cover bis idea .with a patent, and then ask the Minnesota legislature this winter to adop it as a part of the new ballot law. -M- Two gentlemen were recently discussing oae of northwestern Iowa's "blue sky" transactions, when one of them ventured the suggestion that it was nothing short pf highway robbery. " Yes, robbery," replied the other, -n- Diecussiflg the practicability of the type-setting machine, a projninent type foundry mm recently.remarked that, in his opinion, inside of ten years there would net be» type-sotting machine in use in this cquntry, The w^U was doubtless ffttUer the tbpught, at least go fap the macbitje is concerned which actually does the work ol setting type; but the fftpts do not warrant the pp}»Jpo if we are to take into' account the linotype, w}UpJt to »U intents and pur poses is a frype-setting machine, though each lipe is past to a solid piece, When western papers a? the ^ip^j(f city Journal, the St. P»ul »11 of whiPb bave .lately made the 0»»n#e from bend to jnachine wnpo fMtion, flnj wftvrant in (})e oew method for 9f 4oUare in these ma Ms b.nj,-djy WdjT .tbftt they will Ipable «vef 4|ch otto?y |flsld.e ef m or my ,,:< - w-v.'A*, ,.,.:',**.> -^,- jeneM t&4Mie gr^t j^ggg $0m)m», da Its eato w6ffe t 6'lJMdg of the a'dveftiSe- teeftts, afid it has be'cn stated ntilhottt«-- Uveiyttiatth^Mhtsfi, tterftia atid ifitef- Oc*eail af6 all Id Miow,suli ih a' Short titte. This leoki as • thdtigh Vhk typje^ettifig mft- bhine had come td stays fefdfdiess of what the type-makers would d& if they h&d their way about it. UPS discussing, a telephone line between the towns of Winnobagd county. Rev. Howe of Bancroft, is to preach at Etmore every two week. He was n pioneer preacher at fcltnore. W. E. G. Sanders is elected presiden of the Palo Alto Agricultural society He will be a good man for the place. E. J. Murtagh of Burt is now an Alf onii property owner. He traded for ohn Daniels'house and lot last week. The Champion snys that an Atgonian tells them at Whitternore that their streets are too narrow to accommodate, the teams. S. C. Higbee has leased the Renwick Times to Will L. Clark, and will go to Florida with his invalid wife. We are sorry to see him leave. / Misses Anna and Lana Habegar of Garfleld township, departed for Roanoke, 111., last Thursday evening, where they will attend school this winter. They expect to be gone until April. In Emmet county they got 26 more names than were needed on the saloon petition. If none are stricken oil saloons will start, and Emmet will have a worse row.than she had before. Eatherville Republican: Algomi has a "Married Folks" dancing club, which THE UPPER DES MOINES says has a very large membership. Estherville married folks should Imve the same kind of an organb.tition. The Eltnore Eye says: ' Lawrence Bros., while recently putting down a tubular; well for A, Hutchinson of Kossuth county, at a depth of 60 feet struck a flow which throws a two-inch stream four feet above the ground. It is one of t)ie strongest flowing wells in this section. Humboldt Independent: Mrs. B. F. Crose of Algona, who has been visiting •her many'friends at. LuVerne, Llver- more and other parts of the Bounty, got around to Dakota City last week where she has gladdened'the hearts of many friends with agreeable calls. .Her friends are found 1 in every home in Dakota. Emmetsburg .Reporter: Mrs. H. F. Watson of Algonii, came over Monday and spent the day the guest of Mrs. J, P. Crose C. H. Blossom of Algona, was an'Emmetsbur'g visitor Wednesday. He came to attend to somo business matters.. .Miss McKittriok of-Algona,' was the guest of Miss Maude Baldwin Thanksgiving.., .Miss Elsie..Hunt of Algona, was in the city the iirst of the week. While here she was-the guest of Mrs. D. W. Burlingame. ' Judge Carr and A. C, Parker have begun a big case in Des Moines, according to the Register: Suit has been begun in the district court by Mrs. M. A. Good, through her attorneys, Messrs. Carr.ifc Parker and J. D. Laws, jointly against the street car company and L, J. Wells, claiming.from'them the sum of i$10,000. She claims she was permanently injured through an accident which happened two weeks ajro Sunday. While riding in a hack the' vehicle collided with a street car, throwing her to the ground. Irritated the Old. Man. A Ledyard oitissen, who is named Julius by the Germania'Standard, attended the Kickapoo Indian show at Germania last weak, and escorted a ;young lady to her home at the close of tlie show. What happened Inter is recorded by the Standard: No sooner had Julius reached the garden walk than the door opened and the father came forth to chastise bis tormentor. Julius, "with an eye to business^made the neatest bow at his command and in a soft and pleasant voice said, good evening. Right here the thunderous tones of the old man's voice interrupted him with, get out of here you infernal rascal, as he rushed up to him with his cane. But Julius had vanished "over the garden wall" and was no more. We have not seen him in Germania since, and believe him to be a victim of circumstantial evidence. Bristol at Rev, F. M. Bristol, one of the most arilliant lecturei-s of America, will de- iver his celebrated lecture on "Brains" ,n the music hall, at Etnmotsburg, on Tuesday evening, December 18, Admission §0 pents, Those who desire •eserved seats can sepure them by writ- .ng to the secretary of the Young Peo- jjes' Union, Rsv, Robt, Bagnell, Em- rietsburg, Iowa, Those who desire to attend from Algona can reach Emmetsburg at$;20 p, m, and leave at JJ:05 p, m, If there ape ten or more from this City a fare and a third will be granted jy the railroad company. The people of this community ave earnestly urged " avail themselves of this rare treat, J, fc, Button to be Tried. A year ago J. ,L. Button, of blue sky fame, was Arrested for trading a 31-opepty statement note in R deal for a esbiflg machine, He will be tried at tills teem of court. Tb^re was a mortgage on the machine and Button mdde nothing in the trade, if, jndeed, ie did n«t get t-bo wopes of it. Bu,t ing these property st»teraeot notes s a fraud on jtg lace, atifl tbe de.tei-rni- to &t9p it in Alggna actuates to pi-psepme with »\& ijp fgy (rial ftt AtJiftcli. Citizon^lfoti'i-o a thief t Get otlt ol aere immediatelyj oi' 1 shall call thd police. Burglar-—Oh, shut up! Burglar—Us fellers i these folding beds were invented*" Truth. • Undermining Their Health. I. ,11. .it- •*H W l^^W' sS> 7, ' . <• '" ,„•,'*• V" -New York World. A Sllglit Departure. b}y fresb Paggejgb b»s a «aj§ Jl'l Ibe fetef petition Will bs presented -by Mefte- eolote Mali in ifig fdf the f^stofaHon of the fights iff frolitical -Buff rage' iti the .District of do^ ItittlWa. It will be signed by & majofi- tyof the iiegroes of the District^ headed by Frederick bouglass and eS-Sefiatoi? Brao'e. This Mote gtoWs otit of the fe- ftisal of the cofnmissionefs of the t>is- tHct to appoint a colbfed inan as one of the members of the board of nssesso* S recently created by act of congress: The colored men had an applicant in the person of Daniel A. Murray, an assistant ih the congressional library and a inefflbei? of the board of trade. Frederick Douglass especially interested himself in behalf of Mr. Muftay, but the board re* fused to appoint him. The colored peb* pie made a stubborn fight for the assess* orship, and now that that has been denied thetd no offices are left, and they propose to memorialise congress for the restoration of the right of suffrage in the District. When the suffrage was in vogue in the District, the negroes were an important factor in the government, and a part of the patronage was accorded them. There was a negro assistant district attorney, a tax registrar and a city marshal, and other lucrative offices were filled by them. But with abolition of the right of suffrage they have been out off one by one until the assessorship was the only place filled by a negro. Now even that has been taken away. Frederick Douglass says that the government of the District is an oligarchy, and it is a wonder to him that the people have tolerated it as long as they have. Under its present form of government he thinks it impossible for the 85,000 colored people to get any civil or political recognition. He says the trend is now against the negro, but that a reaction will speedily set in. The sentiments of Mr. Douglass are indorsed by other prominent colored citizens of the District, who say that if they are not successful in their move they will at least let the world know they feel keenly the discrimination on account of color in the government of the District. The pastors of all the local churches are in favor of the movement, and the petitions will be placed tft the several churches from Sunday to Sunday for signatures. — Washington Cor. No\v York Sun. SEVENTEEN YEAR LOCUSTS. Interesting Account of Somo of Their Doings During Their rate Visit. ' The 17 year locusts, about which the newspapers printed so many articles during the early part of tho summer, have-come and gone, but their united labors have left quite an impress upon the forest scenery. In many places about New York the oaks and other .trees exhibit a great many broken branches, the leaves of which have withered, and as a consequence the woodland scenes show in checkered spots a late autumnal brown. In old times, before the advent of the white man with his ax, no doubt this periodical pruning of the forest did not do any harm, but in these later days, when the locusts extend their attentions to everything that has a large enough stem to contain their eggs—to the peach, the pear and the apple trees, to the currant and gooseberry bushes—His estimate of their wide utility is lost in his consideration of the orchard that has already been pruned. The eggs of the locusts were found this summer in over 70 kinds of trees, bushes and herbaceous plants. Indeed the females tried their ovipositors on every thing that came in -their way, often apparently by way of experiment. The distribution of the locusts into colonies was interesting, They occupied by the million many hills and patches of woodland that seemed to differ in no respect from neighboring tracts where they were not so numerous, In one of those colonies on Staten Island the ground about the tree trunks was so covered by the pupa shells 'that it was in places completely hidden, and as the season wore on the dead locusts had to ^be raked up, as they gave forth an unpleasant odor. At dusk the sound of the many insects crawling from the ground up the tree trunks was quite audible—a constant tramping—and particularly vigorous pupra sometimes ascended the trees to a height of 30 feet. The severe storm that prevailed in tho latter part of May killed and deform' ed many locusts just then emerging from the ground and also damaged tbe young leaves on the easterly sides of exposed trees, In point of reputation this stprm also did the locusts harm, for it was no uncommon matter to hear them accused of causing tho v.-itherul condition pf the leaves, eyon before they had commenced to lay any eggs, ~ vNew-Yorfc" ' Will do *9 PWw? cashier of tbe Second National bank o£ Altoona, Pa,, has gone to Ja* pan, carrying away a heavy bale of tbe assets pf that iuatitHtiou, possibly with ->he intention of helping put tbe island people financially \\\ tbeir present prUis. To make things eveji some other pasbiw ouptht to run away to China with a like amount to bolster up the flspal system Pf pigtails,, It would be. baM pu $be e depositor, but .that type pf pajbiep i& suppyjpr to swpb narrow and lop&l in* Tbe enge present a variety pf fee ksj 909 9l 'fee did aiid tbe .next one will, but; it i wseleas to enlarge. BPPO tea. i-» New. "i y% -\$ i vK •••i The Poet—You see, I don't want it known that I am a poet. She—But that is no reason why you shouldn't sign your name to it.r—Life. Tlioue Girls. Priscilla—I want to get a gown, to match my complexion. Perdita-—Why don't you get a hand painted one?—Brooklyn Life. Studio Talk. Stump—I've just come from tbe aoad. emy. Smear has sold bis bead, Pryer—-What did be get fpr it? Stwnp—Two fifty, Dryer—All it's worth, There's wotb- ing in, it,^Soribnei''s

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