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iff- __________ mi, Mmid&ft .Thm B, Reed was agaiti chosen speakef 01 Ifee bouse 1 aniSdst great gaihuBlaBtfl, f he ;pfesid6fit*s message wius read Is the retlretneat of the greenbacks, aad it is It vefy weak dodUment. it up* ETC. * From a business standpoint no .one ' <iah logically oppose the reestablish* Of breweries and distilleries in , Idwal % There is no answer to the argu- i that what is legally sold in the state should be legally manufactured in tyt But the business importance of liquor manufacture is being grossly ; overstated by those who expect a le***.-•, $f!M?# aot ft ' om this legislature. Pa- ^pera which publish statistics showing * ''the'amount now paid for imported beer and Whiskey simply juggle with facts When they make pretence that this is money that might be saved to local in- 'j«, dustry. During all the years of Iowa's • :> ; breweries we venture to say that not •'•> One carload of Iowa beer was sold in : '. Kossuth and twenty neighboring coun- ^ •: ties, and as for the distilleries the big 7 ' "one at Iowa City was closed for years prior to the enactment of the prohibitory law by the whiskey trust, and if we are not mistaken the big Des Moines distillery had entered the trust and was • preparing to shut down when the law ~' '4ent into effect.' The importation of , liquor will go on just the same after manufacture is legalized, and the bulk of'Iowa money will go to Milwaukee, * LaCrosse, Chicago, and St. Louis then just as it does now, and Iowa distilleries will stay closed as they did before, and Iowa breweries will do a local business as they did before. j, There is no occasion for anyone to blind himself to the real issue at stake -by discussing the commercial side of the question. Those who are aggres- '. sively advocating a manufacturing bill • are not doing it because of any money it is going to keep in Iowa. They are . doing it because they propose to break down any serious restrictions on the liquor traffic and get a foothold again at least as secure as was held prior to 1880. The breweries, even the local institutions Iowa has had, are the real backbone of the liquor interests. Once legalized, the'further steps of removing the 65 per cent, feature of mulct 'petitions, circulating petitions in every county in the state, enormously increasing the saloon territory, and making more difficult' any legislation leading to reforms in the method of dispensing liquor, will come in natural order. Manufacturing is at present linked indissolubly with the saloon, its legalizing is a new lease of life to the saloon, and the significance of legalizing at this time in Iowa is this, that the way bleftf td the ftppttifitment 6f Cohgrtsfiman tJolli *tetti8p88lti6tt, ##4| The Smmeisbufg Democrat utes UW ffiUch IffititttentS to ^e goVerhor as a ffictof in legtslatiofi when it asks "Does fflfi u^fiit Dfis Motsfis hope w lee Gefl, Crake aid the legislature Jn the JhSUfance trust}' 1 The legislature dees not need Gen. Crake's aid, assuming that he would hot grant it If it were needed. Gen. brake has next to nothiag to do with enacting laws, and his responsibility does not begin until his Signature is required. The governor's business is to enforce the •laws and it wl!l be a good thing for Iowa when the governor gives his undivided attention to the duties assigned him and al lows the legislature to legislate and the coUrte to fix the penalties for crime. Aside from this we have ho doubt, however, that Gen. Drake will co-operate in any fair measure to restrict the Insurance monopoly. ' ' • • '# 4 « Senator Funk reviews the workings of the mulct and says: . "It seems to us the law enacted is more acceptable now than at the time of its enactment. In actual operation it has more than justified the expectation of Its friends. It is still experimental, however, and in all candor we "ask TUB UPPER DES,MOINES if it would be wise to drop this experiment half tried and rush into anbther, wherein results would be wholly uncertain ?» The latter clause refers to the suggestion of legalizing some form of public control. In answer THE UPPER DES MOINES can very promptly say thatit w'ould not be wise to drop the mulct at this time, in its opinion. The mulct is the best local option law possible and it is as restrictive as any law can be in the present state of public opinion. But it seems to us that it is merely giving the state a breathing spell and that forces will soon be at work to modify it. The liquor interests will try at this session to cripple it. The antis are still for statewide prohibition. Is it not wise to have an eye out for some ultimate solution of the whole problem and is there not promise in a modification of the Gothenburg system? Could not a modified public control be legalized without interfering with the provisions of the present law? THE UPPER DBS Moines does not believe that prohibition as the state has had it, nor a legalized saloon are what we want, neither does it believe that the, state can long stand'where it is. Why.not legalize such an experiment as Ida Grove made two years ago? nlti&tif$ • -V%•":•;••'.' >',3"f r f '•%*•<- SEfMlL±sil££^y^!&&»-,"'' . three iffltflii 'ftMlfcMMwra l «m s Kbfw ufidef ftfiolhef, ftbc Hit ftatty ' e«ys Weft Sttuggl* With BgfimrtdfBii -, .t-.J-'ittey'ttfimtHM 1 mtelgli flutes it stir at ibsis, stafltlal farni dwelHage in ffill tefhuedi > . pleasing team/eg &f th§ at Algdiia Tuesday evening was the excellent musid furnished fay the orchestra* which wa* ubuspesed of Almnm latent. The efcsheetra could hardly fail of, discOlirfihg 8weet ffiUstS •*'— such ffiuBleian-8 as Miss Kale uui,.Mrs. Maud Joaes and t 1 brothers ar«s members of it. Bailey Holes the marriage of Miss Kiiehedreuter of Burl to Mf, Bartlett ahd says! When the ^minister .friade out the marriage certificate he wrote Mrs. BaPtlett's maiden name length* wise of the c. & N, W.- right of way, we are glad she got married aad changed her tiame. It is -tough to be obliged to go into a bowling alley or ofl a race course to have room to tell who you are. ^ ; - ,. NOTES OF THE PLAY. .. Bancroft Register! A delegation of 24 from Bancroft witnessed Whiteside's production of Hamlet Tuesday evening at Algona and were highly pleased with the great tragedian's conception and acting of Shakespere's greatest, though puzzling, character. Burt Monitor: Walker Whiteside as Hamlet is certainly a success. The opera house was packed as never be* [ore, every seat being taken, and the largest delegation, from any outside point went from Burt. To the student of Shakespere and his portrayal of character Whtteslde did not disappoint. He has the.ability, energy and force of a leading actor and no actor ever held such close attention of an Algona audi- at his tale home, Friday, the the' , • FOE WINTER BEADING. With the opening of December ever/body begins to plan on what papers and periodicals to take the coming year. THE UPPER DES MOINES can save its readers something on every publication in or out of the United States. It will pay to make out your list and bring it in. .'added difficulty will hereafter lie in the way of those who believe that the sale of liquor should be taken away from the "ctiiefly law breaking classes who con.- trol the saloon. -y There is no occasion whatever for a inaanufacturing law at this time. The importance of it is entirely while its influence in otb- j ,«r ''41reptions will be demoralizing, will be plenty of time to provide the manufacture of liquor after the ' The December Midland Monthly is as readable as any magazine of the month, It is more interesting to lowans than any of the whole list. An illustrated sketch of the Musquakie Indians in Tama county, a very readable sketch of the prominent writers of Chicago with excellent portraits, a fully illustrated article on the state normal school at Cedar Falls, some account of Thos. Nast and his great work as' jm illustrator and i has agreed upon a method of sale is fairly satisfactory to the tern- i sentiment of the state, It is to believe that af- tbe liquor interests for i years'and pledging their best i to devise some means of getting |$| Jiquor iran^ out of the hands of the * 1 -~'-~- 'jfoat they'can now either gain the saloon or retain ts pf the saloon by what* pag^ i0£i|}a.tipn which does Rot grant '"*" -•'--••--^ an it asks bjit at the, saw mulct law has for the. localities where salpon .artist, some delightful stories and poems, form part of the table of. contents, The Midland comes out with a new cover, and this number has *96 portraits and illustrations. The Midland promises an excellent program for the coming year, and comes as cheap to our readers as any magazine published, It and THE UPPER DBS MOINES cost but 1^.50 a year. , Several hundred subscribers should be enrolled in Kossuth county. -M•The State Register, weekly, and THE UPPER DES $loij{E8 ave sent for $1.85. The Register is a more desirable weekly paper for Iowa weeklies. readers than any of the eastern Tbe Des • Moines Daily News has solved the problem of placing a first-class condensed daily paper within tUe reach of all,. The regular price of the Daily News is $3 a- year, but uptll Jan. 1, 1896, any person year, cash in advance. Only -yearly. subscriptions > taken at this rate, Present subscribers pan extend their sijbgeViptiotis pj)e, vejar for $J, up' to Jan, I, Ttius for $1 you ban have a dally papw during the cowing -legislature ' ence. Britt Tribune: We retired to our virtuous couch at 3 a. m., peace and larmory prevailing, and dreamed of Whiteside and Hamlet. It was an entertainment well worth seeing. The opera house is especially worthy of mention on account'-of its' acoustic properties and manner of being seated so that everyone can see and hear, es- jecially in the dome. But we quit >nce and began to dream, so we say iFlnale," after suggesting that a tragedy always did make us feel solemn. Wesley Reporter: A large delega- pion from Wesley went to Algona Tuesday evening to hear Whiteside in Hamet, and all report a good time. Whiteside well deserves the praise he bas won as a great actor. The character of Hamlet is a very difficult one to in- erpret as it constitutes nearly the whole >lay and the part is not aided much, by the scenery or the support. Whiteside seems to have been especially endowed by nature for the part, his fine physique and classical features and splendid voice rendering him able to portray the different shades of passion and feeling in a manner true to nature. The music rendered by the .orchestra, was excellent. Few towns can show such an array of home talent, though Wesley must claim credit for contributing one member', Mrs, C. E. Jones, who presided so ably at the piano, while her sister, Miss Smith, played first violin. Emmetsburg Reporter: Call's opera bouse in Algona was the scene of an ideal theatrical entertainment Tuesday evening when Walker Whiteside appeared in Hamlet. Mr. Whiteside is certainly a great actor and came up to the expectations of the magnificent audience that had gathered to greet him. He is strong in every part, but especially so in the soliloquy and in the manner with which his facial expression responds to his feelings. He had splendid support throughout, the entire company being away above the average of theatrical performers, Miss Leila Walston played the part of Ophelia |n an admirable manner, In the scene where she took the part of a person crazed by grief, her acting was certainly exceedingly good, and she richly deserved the generous encore which she received. On the whole the entertainment was a decided success and the management of the Call opera house Is to be congratulated on giving the people of Algona and vicinity an entertainment of such high character. O« uecouhl of the iHcietfieBtsy of weather and of the ..limited room those mare intimate frietids of family, who could be HCcOmmbdated ddors, Wefe.invited to the funeral dees, but the house was thrown open from 2 to 3 o'clock for all,who cared to come and take a farewell view of the remains, A Vocal solo by Miss Zoa Wartman was followed by a tribute to Mr, Wilsott's memory from his longtime friend, C, D, Pettibone, who gave, a sketch of his career/ Mrs. Dr. Colby of Clear Lake followed with a few appreciative remarks, and a vocal 'duet by Miss Ranks and Dr. Rist concluded tbe exercises, After viewing the remains the friends repaired to their carriages, and the hearers, Lewis H, Smith, J. W. Robinson, Col. Spencer, J. R. Jones, F. M* Taylor and Frank Dingley, bore the coffin to the hearse. At the cemetery a song by Miss Ranks, Dr. Rist, and C. M. Doxsee, and a very brief but impressive sentence or two by Rev. H. B. Butler was all. The service throughout was plain and simple, such as Mr. Wilson would undoubtedly have wished. In the week that has passed since the death was first announced nothing new has been discovered to throw light upon th'e'cause'of his. sudden taking off. It, was'u'tid6ubtedly wholly unpremeditated, the act of a rash moment when physical, weakness was great. He had come to his office in: the morning, made out his morning's shipping bills, sent W. H. Muckey out to make some arrangements that were needed, and had made entries on 'his books. He had then gone to the safe for his cash book, and opened the doors. An old pistol lay in one pigeon hole, so rusty thaVno one believed it could be fired. His hand had to pass it. As his eye fell upon it some sudden impulse was suggested. Without rising, from the sitting down position he usually assumed when before the safe he placed it to his temple, and when he was found his head had merely fallen forward into the safe, and it was not until he failed to respond to a call that his attitude attracted suspicion. There is /no evidence that he had for five minutes contemplated taking his own life. It !,was a sudden,i impulsive act induced by some temporary physical relapse incident to his long standing ill health.- The story of Mr. 'Wilson's career is that of so m'any of- his : geher'ation' of pioneers, a story of early struggle, of limited opportunities, of indomitable energy and perseverance. , He was born in Syracuse, N. Y., where his father was a well-to-do salt manufacturer. In his boyhood, his father by signing with friends, lost his property and moved to Indiana with a family of two girls and three .boys. The place they went to was so sickly that, as Mr. Wilson was wont to say, there were not : enough well to care for.the sick, and bis 'mother and one sister died, within three weeks of each other, The remainder of the family then came to Heart Prairie, ten miles from Whitewater, Wis., Mr. Wilson then 16 years old. A married sister was living in a.pioneer cabin and here the family rendezvoused until they could open 'up a farm of their own. They were in extreme poverty, having altogether but $7,30 in money, a worn-out team, and a few pigs. The little stock of money represented gift coins chiefly. They went in debt SOME MOBEQLD PEOPLE. Wesley aijd to Portland Artrt Kossutli's TJireo The News gives ab- all the 'sews pf the fifty in pop- fprtn. ' '' Some Score Owing to the recent changes in the auditor's vault,'the Wesley and Port' land census returns had become separ* ated from those of the other 1 precinct's arid the loss was npt noticed }n .making up the list of old people in the county published last week. Portland adds one tp the very top of the column, Mrs. A1 --'-- Davieon, now past 90 years, of ihe ranks next $o Jphn He«' 'bird in'the, list, She-Is mother pf the Davison boys and of Ghipm»n, with whom she Is sta. „ hewtty is/noj; very gppd, but she to fee up a.n4 about- " " tQ the, few fqgre , , Is BQw pa.Bjfc'87, whp "- 1 . u . , Jje aflfl .beganft hard,; ' |ie wpujd , ,., , vyatgrr iat-hg Mms ip a ipg.cabln w|th § njy.a.u.djjftdj - • - • this eketph ol his career, IQlutely tireless energy, will that b,rp,Qtee0 BQ interfere. nee, 1 p.? thoughts »n4 , speech, ti tw*¥ JWtoBjB tte^wVwJQleW'ftp ao f w&«48y» J*0,-bj' had a -aeye,lpp,e4% ^J|MJttte,eton/and'MM80Hmgfifl Wf IQM jaaUMes ;• for a farm and began the struggle so many pioneers know of. They had hardly got started when a boy brougbt small pox to Heart Prairie, and Mr. Wilson was one of the earliest victims. He barely passed death's door and then began nursing the other sufferers, as was characteristic of him to his latest years, In one instance he cared for a girl without assistance of any kind, and, on account of the terror which had seized the settlement, was left entirely alone with her until death came, ana then without aid he laid 'her in her coffin, which had been brought near the house and left, and jn the'night drove her alone five miles to the cemetery and burled her. Mr. Wilson's ability at nursing was recognized, and at one time while caring for a brother whose leg had been broRen he studied medicine and seriously considered becoming a physician. But the attractions of rugged out-door life aV well as the necessity of struggle -to get the means pf living drew hJra baok to fam- ing, At 5$ years of age he S.Q]<J his interest in the home farm for $700 and began life for himself, His schooling had been very limited, At one time be. had wovKed- fpr his board and attended a select school fpn a few terms. Bwt • generally ,- epeaJUng th,e school house had'been remote from bis. boy. He fepught a farm adjoining the , dead, The caibp wne In the gattte bellowlBg atid vttfidtw 6hee misBihi/, taff organized to take thy Cattle to ft earing tejlriak, whteh , iVB6 done la safety TBe Bight WHS sleepless. At early Moraittg a gfreal iJasl 'was Been OH the plains and they planned to defend themeelvei as best they ttlghVbut the approaching band was a eoffipawy of Uflftdd States eavalry, who afterwards piloted them to their destination. One girl dflfi was. taken by the Indians' and was ratisotfled a year later, but her little brother as well as her parents were among the slain, ' ' It was after his fourth trip to the coast that Mr. Wilson came to Algona, in the spring of 1870. fid was in the Brittle of life, ,42 years of age, a ' vigor* ous, fine looking matt. He made a proposition to buy the two lots where his present office stands of W, 'H. Ingh am. He also-looked for a location for his home-where John Reed now lives. There was some difference about prices and Mr. Wilson went east,' but at Charles City wrote that if he could have the two lots for $400 he would put a lumber yard in Algona. His offer was accepted and his first yard Went in on those lots, his office standing back on the alley south of the Winkel meat market. Chas. P. Birge ' offlced with him. His family followed in May and lived for a while at the old Cliff hotel kept by Damtnon & Griffin, then moved to the present home of J. W. Wadsworth, where Mr. Wilson and Harry, had a run of typhoid fever, then to their own home, which Mr. Wilson built the first :fall, getting settled in January, 1871. In those days their home .was surrounded by ponds. The west end of their own lots was 1 ^covered with water the year round, where Lewis H. Smith lives was a deep lake, where A. D. Clarke lives was a thick hazel brush patch, and where Frank Dingley and E. J. Gil more have homes was a heavy grove of native timber and underbrush; Mr. Wilson's partners were McArthur and Trask, the former an uncle of James McLaren, who came the first year to represent their interests and who for 18 years was Mr. Wilson's able assistant. The lumber yard was soon moved to the corner now occupied by the State bank. This site likewise in those days' was a pond, and often the- old lumber office was nearly cut off from communication by the water. ,Here a big business was. done. Teams came from Spirit Lake, Spencer, Estherville, Emmetsburg, and other , points as far away to haul grain to his elevatpr and haul back material for homes from his yards. It- was during these years that he gained that great personal popularity which aided him so miich in his later. .political .career.- The county was ; filled, with poor but industrious homesteaders, and during the grasshopper years in the early 70s they were often in extreme need of assistance. To them Mr.: Wilson showed a willingness which they have never forgotten. He sold lumber and coal with a free hand, trusting that time would enable his purchasers to repay him. Many of them did and. many did not. If all the money that was owing him and that never can be collected could be bunched it would make a substantial fortune. Of Mr. Wilson's later career it is not necessary to speak in detail. He soon bought out his partners in business and controlled it himself. He was three times elected mayor, twice to the legislature, and once was a candidate for congress, making the memorable contest against the legality of the old October election law to unseat Gov. Carpenter, who had been chosen. He was a staunch democrat of the old Jacksonian type — a born democrat — has Cdetflbs, m&oj the' older actresses of the who will play Dickens* Ott Saturday evealng, Cincinnati Commercial' ports hei the sullen rainfall upoti thrffi the opera ho.use was a fit accon ment to the grand -play, founded the fiction of,One'of the tion that ls ; tru'e to life. Its will never be forgotten, and .„ we , re . «8<i night, real'presence In and blood—the quainti'• The not, f »|<1' i~l t >,/" U *3l IU fell without ceasing unine , uuu the miserable weatber had limited.' the- audience nor did H 1 * Dedlock and Hprten aceved greatest triumph of her life, she *«« a living representation,.andthe auditor the and was a party man in all his relations. But in his capacity as ; an'official he served his constituents "with the same ability and energy, which be displayed In his own affair's, His final illriess came upon him,'suddenly about eight years ago. In a few months he shrunk fr,pra a portly frame to " the thin and slippered pantaloon,"from a 'Weight of* 240 pounds to one of less than 180, His stomach failed him entirely and he never rallied. But with a determination not to give up he ' struggled through the eight years, enduring what would have worn out ten ordinary men, never to the last admitting to himself or to his family that his. capacity for business was impaired, or that there was any occasion for him to plan for an easier mode of life, Shuffling .to town many and many a time when it was a physical impossibility for him to lift foot from the sidewalk, he would spend the day in directing the management of his mills, or in planning for. changes to be made in the future, resenting ex* preesions of sympathy and~n"ot heeding the advice of friends, who urged him to take life easier, -"When, I- am dpne w|th business, what am f going to do?' . i • ii ••• "**w MMUlbUP conscipusness of the fact that •• ssslng a play, and feeh that • .. - 8eed ,S* l " > e b eing enacted be-> his eyes. "Tulkinghorn, 'Sweet Es- Summerson, ahd "-Little Jo * who must "move oh" in everfcity ££<• pillar-to '06st', -'until he' can mowS' morel The characters*.Dickens MM." trayed, the people on the boards C 1 '' night presented. Those, who haveBot ' read Bleak.House.should do so at oiW ' It is a work necessary tO' a goodeduca- tion. It is fascinating -from S piece to finish, and impresses itself ha. " yond the reach of the chisel of effa jn e ', . time. Krook, his rag and bottle den ' h ° ghost walk, t'he flight, the && ,' and the fa ling snow, the misery ol aft' / er-hfe gazing back at the skeleton, the dignity, the grandeur, the'squalor, and the burning years of youth flung back ' with disgrace' stalking and the com- ' monplace mingled with the infinite Bleak House has it all. It is a wonder'-' "ul piny, perfectly acted. THIBTY-ONE TBANSFEBS, Doxsee dfc Foster Report Another Long: List of Land Deals. G. P. Holloway to A. J. Winter, 0 L 9, MorehouseSd ad Bancroft.. ,$ SM- ' J. Meirs to S. E. Ericksoii, lotl, blk 2 Hanna D. S. Resor tp L. D. Smith, lot 16, blk 8, Ledyard L. D. Smith to Prank Weimer. lot IB blk a, Ledyard •, .' G. P. Holloway to Prank Stewart, se blk 7, Bancroft S. E. Platt to Joseph Notestine, lot ii blk 5, LuVerne Rosa Schreyver to Ella V. Marble, iot Iand2, blk 1, Murtagh ad Burt..,. „.., Joseph Elyidge to Thos, Hanna, e>£ lot 2, blk 4, Murtagh ad Burt 115 Thos. Hanna to E. J, Murtagh, vv 25 ft of e% lot 2, blk 4, Murtagh add to Burt 3S C. E. Wartman et al to E. O. Pitz et al, lot 4, blk 8, Germania 500 E. O. Pitz to P. H. Bunker, lot 4 blk 8, Germania 1,000' John Kromback to Fred Schar, lot 16 blkl3, Germania So State of Iowa to Peter E. Skow, seS8 9Q, 27 .' ' Same to Henry Kruse, ne JO, nw 11-98 27 ,..,,,., t ,,.,,,,.., f ,,....,,,,,,,, Same to J. G. Goedken, nK 22-93, 29 Henry Kruse to T. H. Kruse et al, ne 10, nw 11-98, 87 4,000- 200 600- aw 730 in was his standing query, ana 1 to die the. harness wae his ajm, an aim sp un fortunately accomplished, , ' Mi-. WilBon's prevailing traits, ( tbe strength as well a^ilmitatlpns of his character are sufficiently indicate^ Jn He* bad g UVY LL-OOi «(,....,,,,,,..,,,,,,,, , to Barclay J t Woodward, sw 8895, $9«.. t *,,,...,,, U. S. to Wm. S, Pierson, $% se, nw se y-*y*, $o t**»»i»*»»t»i»t«t«»»»»t Richard Hodges to J, R, Mondsley, nU sw 3-98, 28 SOIJ Jas. Callanan to E. J. Murtagh, nk nw 18-97, 80 ,,.., , .t 1 Jas, Callana to B. Meyer, sj^ nw 83 98, 27 - 1 Thos. H, Pettit to State Bk Ledyard, > . nK nw 18, sM ne sw 13-99, 29 4,000< Alex White to M, P, Haggard et al, ae a-J-99,28 ,..'... 3,455 D, S. Miller tq Edwin R. Cpok, lot 1 and 2 of lot 2 of lot 4,11-95, 29 ' R, B. Spensley to Wm, Sohrade, nw 27, ne38-100, 88 .,.,, 9,000- Myra Watkips to O. W. Mead et el, >' ne2-96, 38 ,,', ,. 6,000, Clara R. Bamber et al to G. A. Branson et al, nw 8-98, 29, , Wm Sehrader to Thos, Al Way, se 3T- 97, 87. I Eliz Wink to W, P. Swayze,s , , JohnG, Edwards to Geo. E, Hartwell, neuw 494,89,.., STOWS worn Pec, fftrm. pvep jn Hapcpok ty for 2, Q, Burrett/ ThisVUlnpt Mr; ifpdgea.is be|or,e, wA ^ ft yery g§ni ft i '&Q do;

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