The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 20, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 20, 1895
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, yr .-,, .«,„, ,, ' ^ i. ktgONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MABOH 30, 1805. .. T,.. . .-^e-..^-.,,,^.-. ^-.^ .^...... ,-»/._.->-,.-~. . : a-^.>_—^...—,—»^^^ M _j_^i^^^a^a lfcJ u fc aBttiiuiB l fa^^ •, mon........;............. >« HUM; BHmtfil..<...»>< it 40 ¥he Odebolt Cht-flniole declares that With " OftBsby and McFarlabd both In the field, the tfenth district is simply throwing away its chance of naming the republican nominee for governor." And the Dubuque Globe- Journal says! : - "fhe candidacy of McFarland has Very naturally irritated the other two cabdidates from the Tenth district. They claim that they were first id the field and his candidacy can do little more than jeopardize their interest*. That Mao. had already been provided for, On the other hand Mac. claims & backing broader than a single dis trict, and is perfectly Willing the other fellows should have the Tenth if they can get it That is the proper spirit, but it is in this case hound to be costly to all of them." Both papers seem to us to greatly exaggerate the importance of location and of congressional district lines. A great deal is said before conventions meet about candidates from this or that district, and about what this or that district will do, but when the conventions meet it usually happens that the •sentiment of the state, or at least of a very large part of it, dictates results, and that congressional districts divide their votes as the judgment or interests of the various delegations suggest. The governorship is too big an office to be settled by congressional district lines. The next governor will not be named by the unanimous vote of the Tenth district nor by any influence the Tenth district can exert. And in a large sense McFarland's candidacy is no more costly to Col. Ormsby and Senator Kamrar, as the Globe-Journal suggests, than Senator Harsh 's or Senator Par- rqtt's. It is only in a general way proper to speak of Secretary McFarland as a Tenth district man. He has not lived in the district for some years and has lately disposed of his business in Esther- vine. He probably has no intention of returning to the district in any event. He will undoubtedly have friends and supporters from this section of the state, as will also Col. Ormsby and Sen ator Kamrar. But it will be simply because of a belief in his qualifications. If he is nominated it will not be by the combined vote of the Tenth district. It will be because he is recognized by the controlling elements in the convention as the most available man for the place, and availability this year will • mean ability, experience, capacity for leadership, capacity to render creditable service to the state, and lastly, political deserts. ployed Wholly fof the efrd ftfid let the public school be kept absolutely and efitlfeiy aloof from the ques^ lion of whethef ther! i§ of is not a hell, add f ffiifl all othef controversies of like character; Of Iowa's 14 governors thus far three only hare attained the distinction of belntf included ifi Appleton>8 cyclopedia Of American biography, James W. Grimes, Samuel i. Kirkwood, and John H. Gear. The three range in point o! distinguished service nearly if not quite ia the order of their ages at the time of- their election. Grimes Was 88 years old When chosen, Ktrkwood 46, and Gear 68. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. The following dispatch about the • Humboldt school election appeared in the State Register: 11 HUMBOLDT, March 12.—Special: Our school election yesterday was the most intensely interesting in our whole history. One of our teachers, out of the tenderness of her heart,' had said in class after reading the sermon on the mount, that she boped there was no burning and literal hell. Two • of our ' divines'took the matter into their pulpits and slung harsh names against the 'infidels' in school, and one went so far on Sunday last as to warn his flock from the desk to be careful how they voted yesterday; that the flght was between the true church and infidelity. The Methodist church refused to Join in disgraceful persecution. The flght was clear cut between ,' bigotry and religious liberty. To the honor of our town the vote counted out 179 to 132 -Jn favor of liberty of conscience." Neither the Independent or Republie- ]Ka comment on the election nor on this report, and it may be incorrect. • But assuming that it is correct we fall • to see how religious liberty was vindicated. There is manifestly no more ', religious liberty , in believing that there is no hell than in believing that there is one, so that as a vindication of the teacher's opinion the election is , not necessarily significant. And it ' certainly cannot be considered vindicating religious liberty and squelching '. bigotry to uphold teachers in entering .• , into the field of theological controversy ",„ in tbe public schools. What occasion ** does the public school teacher have in , stbe performance of school duties to ex„ „ preps any opinion on the question of ,,' future punishment, a question on which ' NEWS The Carroll Herald says it was not Judge Macotnber who wrote to the Nonpareil about the Ida Gt-oVe saloon, but a brother >. " THE UPPER DBS MOIKBS Is mistaken In confusing the author of a widely quoted article on the Ida Grove saloon experiment with Judge Macomber, formerly of this district. C. S. Macomber, who wrote the article, is a brother of the judge, and is a howling populist and lawyer at Ida Grove. Judge Macomber is now a success ful member of the Omaha bar." -4~»If we had not already decided to reinstate Talmage's sermons, his recent prayer in New York would have been a sufficient reason. He said: "We thank Thee that the congress of the nation has departed and that many of those who represented the people in public offices will no more represent them. We pray that You will forgive them for the damage they have done this nation." -t~t- In discussing the proposed vote for school bonds in Cedar Rapids the Gazette said a week ago: "The women, almost without exception, believe in schools and school houses. Those who would vote would cast their ballots in favor of the bond issue for the proposed school house." This used to be the accepted theory, but since Algona voted on a public library it is shown to be one of those airy fancies which have no foundation in fact. The woman as a voter is exactly like the man as a voter. She might vote for school bonds and she might not, and it may be taken for granted in advance that there would be no more unanimity about it than is to be observed in our ordinary elections. The proportion of women for or against any project whatever will not vary much from the proportion of men. In Cleveland, Ohio, the ladles have a new grievance against their ballot law. There it seems they have to tell their ages when they vote, and they are organizing to resist that clause. One of tbe leaders recently said that the movement is very strong, and naively adds: "Especially among the unmarried women is this sentiment manifest. It is enough for a voter to say she is over 21. It is nobody's business how much older she is, so she is on the right side of that line." Eugene Field,the poet,is not wealthy. He recently refused fresh strawberries at a feast in Washington. The host noticing asked, "Aren't you fond of strawberries, Mr. Field?" "Yes, very much, indeed, but they spoil my appetite for prunes." fngfiwlthft Iffltt thftt has been ft fattene* Id thd bees Ben ton confcty forthe kit half csntofy, fa* haflded We pspe? back to the dftenedreade andSftid: 'My dear sir, the fefigle ha* been purified. You can fead it not? Wit perfect impunity!' The outraged sutoctfb er thanked Bernard Murphy with the tear standing ib his eyes and for ft Score years hat been & staunch Supporter and th readiestpupilin Murphy's Sunday ftchoo class." „.._ IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. J. M, Farley will soon build In Whit temore, 23x100 feet. Li verfflofe expects the big Algona dt trict camp-meeting this summer. Emmetsburg voted against int rod uc ing drawing in the public schools, 25 to 77, Humboldt defeated a kindergarte department in the public schools b 198 to 60. Whittemore will soon vote on bond for waterworks. Here is another chanc for the ladies. In Greenfield townshlp,Calhoun coun ty, the women voted for school director school patrons have diverse r ' and conscientious opinions? The chief ^iShjeption urged against the public U'jBQbool, and ope which in view of such I? \Qpowrrenees as this has weight, is the * A injection ol theological discussions into r^; teaching, The protestants tjave been Jl\'t0 blame themselves for very much of ^l&fi patholio antagonism to the public Tbe only possible unioa sentiment in support of the of gBe.boolfortbe future depends upon ol work wholly from this g«pb Qowmonly accepted njoral precepts as all re- JWiPlie D f H' .,, ?«•*! «T" Gen. Grant wrote a letter before his death requesting the president then in office to appoint his grandson, Col. Fred Grant's boy, to West Point when he became 17 years of age. The young man is named Ulysses S. Grant and has reached the required .age. Manly M. Gillam, for years engaged by John Wannamaker in Philadelphia at a salary of $10,000 a year to write advertisements, has gone to New York at an advanced salary to do the same work for the old A. T. Stewart store. He is considered the best advertisement writer in the United States. It is worthy of note that the highest salaried men in the great retail establishments have charge of the advertising. Daily .Capital: H. A. Burrell, who has made a success of the Washington, Iowa, Press on the merits of the editoral department and the unique way in which he discusses everything, is much opposed to filling his paper up with trifling items and neighborhood gossip. He intimates that it isn't news. It is simply stun*. Mr. Burrell's paper is a notable illustration of a success earned in a very different way. The Algona UPPER DES MOINES is another paper that disregards small gossip, and THE UPPER DES MOIXES is also a notable success. > • Tbe Vinton Eagle used to circulate in Kossutb county back in the days when the stage ran from Cedar Falls. It was a romantic sheet in those days, containing a tale once about Union slough as a trout brook. It is 40 years old and Bernard Murphy, a genial, vigorous, and extremely conservative writer.bas guided its destinies and held it in the front rank. He is a man for the occasion as the following tale told byChas. Monger fully illustrates: "The Vinton Eagle has flourished because it deserves to wax large, and because of Bernard Murphy. The editor of the Eagle consult* the feelings of hfs readers. A subscriber visited the sanctum of the Eagle }n a fine rage about an article he considered outrageous. Bernard Murphy sympathised deeply with tbe grief of his constituent and told him he (the said Murphy) would not read a newspaper containing sueb an article- The eyes of tbe offended subscriber brightened. Murphy sal4; 'Ix*t me see the paper?' The copy of tbe Eagle ww handed to him with ^ ttmwb on tbe ance. Per a mojoen* pur friend J,ut aj ty. The question is, was it legal? Burt has a population of 343. Ther is a good chance for the girls there, as 194 are men to only 149 women. Col. J. J. Smart was upset by a vlciou colt he was driving and severely hur at Humboldt. No bones broken. The Milwaukee company is arrang ing to run a great many special train duringthecomingSpirit Lake Chautau qua session, Spencer has a jail like Algona's. On the sheriff's request Judge Quart on ha ordered Leonard, the perjurer,to Mason City for safe keeping. When Harry Wilson's office at Em metsburg was blown up, a fine gun wa stolen. Last week it was found nea by, returned doubtless by the thief. J. E. Jenkins of the Republican wa elected school director at Estherville He can have the schools on dress pa rade for the editors' meeting this sum mer. Emmetsburg Tribune: A. Giltnour of Algona and Mrs. A. W. Osborne o Spirit Lake, brother and sister of Mrs T. L. Grose, were guests of the latte over Sunday. Spencer Reporter: John F. Thomp son of Britt and Miss Josie Johnson o Algona were married in Spencer yes terday, Rev. R. C. Glass tying the nuptial knot. E. B. Campbell, the Armstrong pio neer, is up and tells the Journal tha he expects to be able to take part in the Fourth of July foot race. He is getting over his paralytic stroke slowly. The Swea City Herald says of Algo na's new hotel move: " Since the de feut of the library tax the citizens wan to show that they are not slow in othe matters pertaining to the good of the city." Estherville Vindicator: C. B. Mat son of Algona is in town this week. Hi is building a house and barn on hi farm near Estherville. He purchased the necessary lumber, over 10,000 feet of E. E. Hartung. The Burt bank and Mrs. J. D. Me Donald will put up a double pressed brick block this spring, 80 feet deep two stories high, steam heat, etc. I will be a big credit to the town. E. J Murtagh is behind the improvement. Carroll Herald: A. W. Creed's pa rents have moved from Algona to Car roll and are now keeping house in Wright's house, west of the schoo house. Our popular express messenger is again at home with the best friends he has in the world. Wesley Reporter: The people of Al gona made a serious mistake in defeat ing the library tax proposition. Towns of less importance have public libraries and by attendance upon them it is won derful how many young people have been helped on in life. Emmetsburg Reporter: Will. Sterz bach returned the first of the week from Hot Springs, Ark. His rheumat ism seems to be much better and he moves about as supple as he ever did Mrs, H. F. Watson of Algona was the guest of Mrs. J. P, Crose the fore part of the week. She returned home Wednesday evening. The Vindicator notes the big vote in Algona on a one-mill library tax anc the little vote on a 23-rnill school tax and says: " Though our experience in elections is somewhat limited we have noticed thus far that usually personal preferences and personal spites and prejudice play a far more important part than common sense and good judgment, money considerations or anything else. were BEVENUE TAX PIT CREAMERIES, The Full Text of interne! Revenue Collector ICelly's Letter to Samuel , Mayne — Co-operative Creameries Will Have No Tax to Pay, All dairymen in Kossuth will be interested in the letter which Collector ly has written to Samuel Mayne of Bancroft, concerning the internal nue tax on the Seneca creamery, Mr. Mayne, in reporting "operating expenses," included the cost of the milk handled, Mr. Kelly says that it was properly included, He writes; us Operating expenses' might be covered in the case of your creamery by the salary of your secretary, compensation of the butter-maker, and perhaps an assistant to the same, the sum paid to milk-haulers, in- tereet on any debt due by the oretmery, and these added to the cost of the milk, and all deducted from the gross receipts, -will show P?etty nearly the net income.* The tax is Intended ^e levied upon, the net income, profit or gals Qf the corporation, company Jf your secretary few not Ofltoly record of the price of milS;'gurin|f the ym im, be oo.uld, obtain, Jt aj some neighboring creamery. Jioplog th I«»,Y§py THE ALARM IS TOO GREAT Hent-y Wallace, Late of the Home stead, Says Soinethifig of the tuberculosis tie Alaa Cites the Keauitt of r>r. det'd Official Investigations of the Subject. Henry Wallace, late editor of th Homestead, has enough standing aa writer on farm matters to make hi opinion of Interest on the question o tuberculosis. In the last Dairy anc Farm he gives a conservative view, in line with bis article before publishei in THE UPPER DES MOINES. In it h claims that while tuberculosis in its be ginning is not as dangerous as many claim, that on the other band it is be looked oh with suspicion at all times and that the tuberculin test is valuabl for herds furnishing milk for genera use. He says: In our last issue w dealt somewhat fully with tbe question of tuberculosis as it affects the interests of Iowa farmers, showing that ther was no good reason for the alarm tha has been created in certain quarters b; the boards of health and veterinarians Since that was written the departmen of agriculture has issued Bulletin No 17 in which it gives the farming publi the conclusions of the most eminen scientists in this and other countrie on the relation of tuberculosis in thi bovine species to the public health This bulletin fully justifies all that w have said on the subject. We learn from it that Nocard, the most eminen authority on that class of subjects in Europe, recommends, as we did, th prompt fattening of such infected ani mals for the butcher. Neither does Noc- ard forbid the use of the milk of cow that have tuberculosis in its incipien form. Original investigations conducted bj Dr. Schroeder, under the instruction of the department of agriculture, a ful report of which are given on page 75 t 87 of the bulletin above mentioned, fullj sustain the conclusions of Foreign ir vestigators. We give a brief synopsi as follows: These investigations, so far as they refe to single animals, confirm those of all for mer observers, that the milk of tuberculou animals is not so frequently infected as has been supposed. It may be laid down as general rule that the milk of the animals i: the earliest stages of tuberculosis and witl perfect udders does not contain tubercl bacilli. Only such as show signs of labore breathing and of emaciation, such as hav enlarged external glands or some difficulty with the udder or the uterus (vaginal dis charges may contaminate the milk witt other pathogenic bacteria unless extrem cleanliness is observed) should be looke upon with grave suspicion and their mil excluded at once from sale. If these exten uating circumstances be borne in mind b the public health officials much hardshi may be now and then avoided and the wor. of extermination of the disease be carrie on more smoothly and more effectually i: the end. In the light of the above it will bi seen that there has baen a great dea of needless alarm on this subject. Nev ertheless we think that those who hay denied the practical value of tuberculii as the means of discovering the pres ence of the disease have gone too far While it is true that it is poison, anc while it may, as alleged, develop int activity a disease, the germs of whicl are dormant in the system, it is of grea advantage to have a means of discover ing the presence of the disease when i can be discovered in no other way. A a means of quieting apprehension o danger and also of pointing out wha animals in breeding herds, or in herd that supply milk to the cities, shouli he disposed of, we regard it of grea value. If the sources of infection in breeding herds and dairy herds are removed,anc farmers promptly kill animals tha show signs of emaciation and laborec breathing, and fatten and sell those that are suspected, there is no reason why the herds of the state should no be practically free from the disease in a twelve month, SHOT HIS SAND OFF, Henry Simpklns Meets With a Terrl ble Accident Monday Evening, Monday after a day's hunting in the country Henry Simpkins came home in the early evening, and after running the cart into the stable and latching ;he door, grabbed his gun by the barre ;o take it out of the rear, He had no dea it was loaded, has never been in the habit of leaving shells in it, and so was not especially careful. He caugh .t with his rierht hand standing sidewise to it, his left hand being in range Sow it was discharged he does not jnow, but it went off just level with iis other band, tbe shot cutting so near his body as to fray his vest, ana taking out the middle of his left band and the ;wo middle fingers. ' How much of bis land can be saved is still a question, might about as well have lost tbe whole band, It is a terrible accident, and one all bis many friends will learn of with regret. WALKER'S LEQTUBE, Algona Should Give Her Returning Visitor » Hearty Welcome, Rev, Walter Walker of Elgin, 111,, will give tbe third number of tbe Bap- 1st ladies' lecture course at tbe Baptist ihuroh, tomorrow evening, His sub eot will be M Our Inheritance, Its reatness and Its Dangers." Walter Walker is ^oo well known to the people of Algona to make it necessary to assure bess that a rich treat is in store for hem, His subject is one of intense in merest to every American citizen, a^c t will well repay every resident! of Al "ona to wake an, effort to bear hfc ecture. On account pf sickness Dr. itriokianc] O f Sioux City was unable to il hie engagement for last montfc b«t will be iiere jjejjt we.w. W, _ § p^ Fire Sale. We intend closing our Entire Stock damaged by fire and water At Once, Our reputation for selling good goods is well established. See the prices we are now making and be convinced that We Mean what We Say. and Capes i *• Silk Waists. are arriving at Taylor's. We sold more wraps last season than any house ever before sold in Algona in one season. We hope to again break the record this season. Call and inspect our line. Jas. Taylor. He is a partial list of the goods we shall handle during 1895; Brown Corn Planters, Brown Corn Plows, Brown Corn Harrows, Owens Fanning* Mills, Standard Mowers, Full Steel Frame Disc Harrow Finest Buggies, Surreys ana Phaetons on earth, Bradley & Nicoulin Slagle's Harness Shop. A New Harness Shop. Mwufaotwere ana dealers In Harness, Saddles, Whips, B"* - t" i ^r-jjs T flBFTTT^V ^"" n

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