The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1896 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 8, 1896
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ouDBcrioera: iiij.^ nv-. s.,-iii.-,ti 75 fitllflWt.tistit). rii.iii 40 ' which was added under'the law passed > A W& years aftf, has lately, been uadtSR ' discussion between the Register and the Des Mplries Loader Ihan edltori- at published ft week ago the Des Moines 'Meglste^ after quoting an eXtrafet ft»om .. the Leader in reference to the addition ; of Judge Deemet* to' the bench, says: "That extract indicates that the choice % - of Judge Deetnet- for the sixth judge was fortunate for the court and the state, and if adding the sixth judge to the supreme bench has increased the number of decisions one-third the past year, that fact emphasizes the good result of calling more young and active men to the high court, Results are what the people of Iowa want, and if the new law and the younger judge have enabled the court to transact a proportionally Increased business the people will be apt to sustain the new law and calbtnore young and vigorous blood to the bench." We heartily endorse the sentiment of the Register as expressed in the foregoing extract, It is already demonstrated that Judge Deemer has a strong judl- ', oial mind, and that he is making an able and efficient judge. That is what the people of Iowa want, and what the supreme court needs at the present time. Without expressing any hostility to any of the present judges of the bench, we must say that we believe it desirable that younger and vigorous rmen should be called to the discharge of the high duties imposed .by law on the cobrt of last resort. The law which was passed two years ago, providing for the division of the court into practically tw6 benches. Putting three of the judges In each division pught tp increase the ability of the court tp ably dispose of the business which comes before it. It would do so • with six men of Judge Deemer's ability and mental vigor. That law makes some radical changes in the conduct of the business in the supreme court, and it is ,to be expected that those judges who have been serving on the bench for a long time, and who are settled in the way of the old routine, will, be hostile to any law which changes the order of their proceedings. Men past the prime of life are apt to drop into a rut, and view with equanimity only the routine with which they have become familiar. It seems to us that that is just exactly what tba older judges on our bench have done, and we insist that to give the new law the benefit of unbiased judgment, and to obtain the best results, that as vacancies in, the present ,term of office occur it would be* wise to replace them with young and vigorous Mesieatt bull flgiii il that was so, eaft let theas tl^nf of aftytffis getting hurt, AiJAiig.msftjaffo faeelibusly c"6B* g a.felibw who "paris his hail 1 ,«fl;thsiflpsfcbase." That is a Hew way 8! putting Itj add is so suggestive of the df the m&fe of less popular fad that we must give our good friend at HuaaboldUhe credit foi* having originated A clever saying. It also rewinds Us of a New tfear gathering at which the writer was a spectator last week") arid at Which the fellow with bifurcated half Was largely in evidence. So we took some pains to find out what class of people indulged in this sort of tomfoolery, only to learn, what we were sure was the fact, that, as a rule, they were young men who lived' out their salaries and borrowed a dollar to pay for a dance ticket. We have no desire to pose as a pessimist, and we suppose it is none of our business how folks part their hair; but there is something about it tjiat transforms a nran into a dude more quickly than anything else we know of. Like many another thing, the good old way Is the best. Just f of tonlgM. Sflftrtus, ebfn« tintik. Frbfii the Past 1 * fadlftg 8hof «— , TJhele Bain's tan beblnd. QW6 bti the good times of fill* tflfiet jr ttw— lent* Wages *ay tip, ftftd a blent* to dd; Gold reserve safe, ho toad issue to se, cash In the treasury and »ee trade in— Eng- la * d ' «** The DOS Muibes Capital say's that Frank W. tiickneli, the well known tffews- bftfrer" writer, noW does his work foi? the TMrneS-lleputttcati over his bWn slgtiftture and he is doing Sotae good work. In his Saturday's article he advocates the election of Gen, Jaincs S. ciiifkson as a delegate to the national convention and thlhks the turning down of Clarkson would be a sert ous black eye to the Allison bootn. WE commiserate those of the good people of Esthervillo who may he laboring under the delusive belief that saloon.8 are a necessary adjunct to the Welfare of any community. Their saloons have been closed by order of the court for a couple of wee'lts. Meantime the people of our sprightly neighbor will have to try and pull through without beer. .If all reports are true it may be found alittle'severe on some of them, but we assure them It can be done, unpleasant as the task may >seem. They have a .very good system of waterworks, not yet on a paying basis, and the order from Judge Quarton may'be the means of making it so for a while, at least. If this condition of things existed in Algona we should have our doubts as to itsefflcacy, for, though we dislike to admit it, Estherville's city water contains less real estate than does that of Algona, and hence is likely to possess more of the elixir of life. Dr. Tanner demonstrated that a man can subsist for forty days on water alone, so why should Esthervllle complain over the paltry matter of fifteen days? It is true that Dr. Tanner became considerably emaciated by reason of his experiment, but it is possible that he used a poor quality of water. Let the Estherville people possess their souls in patience. After the war is over and this momentous question is determined they will find themselves jogging along at the same prosperous puce, even though it shall deprive them of any' saloons at all. IN THIS WEIGSBOKHOOD, Mrs. S. K. Winno of Humboldt died at her home last week. Sheldon is to have a dally pn_per. B. F. McCormiick, a brother, of Dr. McCormack of Algotm, is to put it in. Thomas Moncrlef died at Emmetsburg recently. He came there in 1866, and has been identified with that section ever since. Humboldt Independent: C. B. Sample of Irvlngton visited a couple of days with his uncle, Mr. M. I. Sample and family, the llrst of the week. The Emmptsburg cigar fnctory has been sold to M. J. Hyler of Chicago, who SM..VS he will miike it. one of the best (Hid largest iii northwestern Iowa. Wesley Is to have a third elevator. The'Reporter'says: Despite the extreme cold weather a large force of men have been kept at work on the foundation for the new elevator, and already it is completed, and the carpenters are preparing the timbers and frame. Not a day will be lost 'until the entire structure is completed and ready for the reception of grain. The Primghar Leader, Dr. MoCor- mack's brother's paper, has this note about an old time Algonian: C. H, Wlnterble, Who for three terms so well and faithfully served the people of this county as auditor, has decided to remain in Primghar, having engaged in the real'estate, loan,' insurance and abstract business. His office is on first floor of Mayor Whitehouse's block. No person can make a mistake by dealing with Mr. Winterble. in- college., ft, »M . J»abllc Odnti-el of Ll^Utf* Sales* ToPEKA, Kan-, Dec. 20. i -0ov i Morrill of Kansas was recently quottid i» » City paper B& elector! tig |)r'»lii* men, whose minds are active and..well trained in judicial work, Justice Gray, now of the .supreme court of the United States, was called to the supreme ceurV of Massachusetts at a much younger agQ than any of pur . present judges. ' Judge Dillon, whpse ,name is .one. pf the brightest lights 'thp.t ever adorned the supreme bench of this state, went on the. bench when lie was very ^young. Judge Wright, who occupied the bench during the game era, was himself in-the earlier prime of life, and pur cpurt has neveq been as strong as it was during the period of their services, We sincerely believe that if young men,of known ability, and firm integrity were placed In these high positipns Jt would be better fpr the state and for the standing, of pur court, not only -|;»,, .within the boundaries of this state, but jl' f j'/tb/rpughout the country at larje, We * t >/'( -^eartily 'join with the f 'Register when ijjV" 4$ says; "Call rnpreypung and vigor- |r-'- 4?vis, r bteod tPthebenob,"' It is a move .V' 1 In the right direotlpn. IT is noticed that a fellow down at Madrid, by the name of Miller has sprung into sudden and unexpected notoriety through his having brought suit against the Des Moines Register for alleged libel. Miller was chairman of the democratic county central com- 'm'ittee, and he claims the Register pubjisbed a telegram from Boone county, charging that- he had collected some $500, more or less, probably less, for campaign purposes, which he has converted to-other than' legitimate uses, For such' publication he wants the Register people to'pay him the modest sum of $10,000, his reputation having suffered to that extent. There is nothing small about Miller, He knows the Clarksons ha,ve #, bushel of money, and why should they not divide with him? The Clarksons, on the other hand, doubtless published the alleged defamatory matter on the broad theory that a democrat could not be slandered, especially during the progress of a heated political campaign. We shall watch with some interest to see how much the man Miller gets out of it in the way of notoriety, Aa- for cash he ought tP be able to tell in advance how much the suit will net him. Emmetsburg Reporter: The social event in Algona the past week was the marriage of'Mr. F. Bartlett and Miss Gertrude Clarke, eldest daughter of Geo. E. Clarke of that city. The marriage toolc place at high noon Thursday in the Episcopal church and was very elaborate in every detail. The bride is one of the most accomplished of Algona's young ladies and is a favorite in the social circles of that city. The groom was unknown to us, but is said to be a very worthy gentleman. A recent issue of the Fort Dodge Post says: A. A. Parks, who for the past two years has acted as editor of the Fort Dodge Post, has resigned to accept the position of business manager of the Cosmopolitan magazine, published at New York City. During his connection with this paper Mr. Parks has demonstrated his.ability as an exceptionally brilliant young newspaper man and his numerous friends will regret his departure. I. LaFayette Parks, brother of the former editor, has assumed the editorship of the Post, t Estherville Republican: TheAlgona UPPER DES MOINES thinks "the saloons in Estherville must be pretty aggravating to necessitate the forming of a law and order league." We would remind'theU. D, M. that this same "law and order" league is nothing hew in town, having been here before we had mulct saloons. If the U. D. M. knew the character of the leading'spir- its of this alleged "law and order" league it would not waste its sympathy on' them. Our best citizens are against them and their questionable methpds, Fort Dodge Messenger: Mrs. A, N 1 Botsford, who has been in a critical condition for several weeks, havinsr ,/ f T,jis,Mex.jpan bwH fighters ftt the At' ,3&8;!f jBflpppJttQB have, gpge^to Chicago with jJjBjp outfit, apd propose to enter- foto the dwellers pf the Garden City, the au'jtQritieswiU permit Jt, ^ , «8ure Mfty(?V,Swjlft pf Chicago pep, ft thelp be tQ jjflij}} the fpwa, NEWS AND The Ames Times says that .Wm. O. Payne pj story county will be in the Sov- entlj djstriot cpngressionft} race, Mr, Payne .is younger thap C»pt. Hull pp Mr, J3g>.'ry- but there is not f* row Jp the state •'bat" ter posted qn national ppUtios, ' -he-js an ftble and While" not convincing speaker and. as a. yrorkip? member oi oon^ jgve'ss wo»W be swnd to npne an Iowa's aelegatipn, <phe Representative bp npt iBtireated that he will bo a candidate, but taken but little food for the past month died Thursday. Her case is one which appeals in, an unusual degree to the sensibilities of those who know how misfortune has marred and finally closed a career which promised manv years of usefulness. But a few months after her marriage to Mr. Botsford she met with an accident by the fall of a piece of furniture, which struck her upon the spine, From that blow to the hour of her death she never knew an hour of health, and much of the time she suffered intense pain, MARRIAGE OF KISS ZADA OALL, »n«B«»}orof Algojia's Pioneer Is «nppUy Married at M«n Chester, •^ t IT• The Manchester, N. H., Mirror has the fpllpwing report of the marriage of Miss Za.da Call, which will be read with interest by her many friends hero: One Pf the prettiest beme weddings Pf the winter was celebrated at the new dence of Dr. and' Mrs. Frederick rest Per- - kins on Upper Chestnut street at 6:80 o clpck last evening,' when DC. H S Baketel pf perry was married to Mf«£ ZudftCal , daughter pfth,e. }^e Judge A.C Ullpf Agon^ Jovva, w4 sl8fee ». O Mrs, Perking TJ,e. h'ou^, vi». AewvRted with feitaVs, pf holly bition a failure and ihdoi-siiig the South Ciifftllnaplah, The governor cliiltns he wns mf srepresentcdi He does hoi. fa Withe Tillmah method, but thinks prohibition is not the best solution 6f the problem, The Gothedberg plan is What the governor would prescribe as a Cure for the evil of the traffic. He says: I do not think that the intelligent sentiment of Kansas, 'Ot'.of any other community, forbids an investigation' of other systems with a view of bettering one already In practice, particularly when that one displays some character' istlcs of weakness. I realize that the temperance sentiment in Kansas is .so intense that every man who strays away for a moment from an enthusiastic declaration of belief in the perfection of our prohibition system lays himself liable to be misunderstood by the fanatics and classified as the friend of the saloon. Other parts of the world besides Kansas are wrestling with this temperance question. It is quite possible, they may have alighted upon something better than prohibition as applied in Kansas. I have been studying the Gothenberg system as applied in Sweden, and I am frank to say that it offers to my mind a better solution to the drink problem than prohibition which does not pro' hibit. The 1 Gothenberg system differs from the Tillman dispensary system of South Carolina in that its penalties are more severe, its machinery for enforcement is better, and its violations, therefore, less frequent. Both are practically the same in the theory that the government handles and controls all the liquor sold. In saying that prohibition is not a full success, I am only expressing a belief in the records placed before us. In rural communities, where the sentiment is largely for temperance, prohibition is enforced, but this is not true of the cities of Kansas. The man who pretends to believe it is true is deceiving himself; the man who believes it to bo' the fault of. the officers is even more deeply deceiving himself. One year in my present office has convinced me that the .police, commissioner. system as applied to our cities of the first class in not generally effective. The cities resent it us an 'unwarranted interference with local government. It is confronted with a rebellious spirit.on every hand, and fails to work Its intended ends unless the public sentiment is so strong for temperance that prohibition would be enforced without as well as with the system. I have been investigating the internal revenue records, and I find in round numbers, that outside of drug stores, 1,300 Kansas joints are carrying United States licenses. Supposing each of these joints soils 50 drinks a day; that amounts to 65,000 sales for each 24 hours, Or 890,000 separate offenses each week against the Kansas law. It has been said that the prohibitory law was enforced us well as the law against petty larceny. Is it possible that there are 390,000 cases of petty larceny each week in Kansas? Of these 1,300 joints there are possibly 400 in cities governed by police commissioners. The remaining 900 must be scattered through the rural communities, where the police law does not reach, How 'can the people blame the'state authorities for not being successful in closing the 400, when they, with the machinery of the law in their own hands, are impotent against the JUUr i _" In your message to the legislature will you recommend the resubmiseion of prohibition'!"' queried the reporter. "I certainly should not do so with the purpose of returning to the license system. If I did it would be with the view of adopting the Gothenberg or some other system more effective against intemperance. I want to be distinctly understood to be as irrevocably opposed to the open saloon as anv prohibitionist in the land. , "I am for prohibition against license but I am coming to the belief that possibly there may be a better way of handling the liquor question than through the Kansas prohibitory law." .Tonkins' Blood is Tjp. Editor Jenkins of the Estherville Republican is on the war • path. This 'is how he scores a correspondent for a neighboring paper: A correspondent in the Vindicator from Ellsworth township, who ought to know better if the editor of that paper doesn't, advises the people to stop the Republican for its "anti^christtan utterances," If exposing to the public a lying impostor Js • anti Christian," than. ''this paper is ''anti-ohristian," but it seems that the .deceit people of the county don't think s.0. The Republigap is .getting more c0wpUwen,tSi and, mpre new of 'the f hittgs Aigohi Wanted at The winter df 1857 attd .thn flummet of I8o8 hold about ah oqtiiil pln«e1n th'e memories of the plrtniftsi-n. Tlie" SUM* met' of 186S was the "w<4< summer 1 . 5 * It will pleasd the Fanners of thesd dry days tb read how wet this bummed i'e» ally was, from the official report. Theft the stories about the river being out of fall, aad the its banks from spring to miles of our good farms water can be believed. were all drenchers, not being These a little undel* rains local , . era for its course than a,U the .paper's tbepounty combined have/ i«a year, The,. Republican cpjaea .pretty knowing M romph about Wi business as the YJu.d4jPfttpr- ent, who, by'tfo'6 \vav, v was hie nawe, If -tfce 'e be would shower in the lot, and they give prom' Ise that sometime in the whirligig of time we may get the same thing over ngain, and can again go from Ledyard to Algona in a straight line in a boat, Dr. Franklin McCoy, who set out the hard maple trees on west State street, where G. H. Williams now lives, was weather clerk for that year and in the Bee of Jim. 4, 1859, Editor Lewis H. Smith gives his report and says: "It is an interesting piece of information and should by all means be preserved." Dr. McCoy begins by saying that the year had been "without doubt a very extraordinary one" and by way of preface philosophically observes, ."But to our knowledge all years, be.they what they may, do cause more or less grumbling at the weather makers." We commend to the readers of 1896, who reflect for a moment on what the doctor's report shows that summer to •• have been, the cheerful spirit in which the pioneers accepted a year that would today drive the country en masse to an asylum. The doctor's report is as follows: " First, rain. According to the table rain fell on 78 days last year as follows: Five in January, six in March, eight in April, fourteen in May, Uvelvein June, ten in July, four in August, : four in September, ten in October, four in November, .and one in December. Snow-fell on 29 daysas follows: Three days in January, six in February, two in March, six in April, one in May, nine in .November and two in December. There were 47 days in the past year in which thunder was heard in Algona.", Here we have a record of rain or snow on 107 days of the 865, or on nearly every third day of the year. It is.little wonder the swamp lands selected that summer took in some pretty high ground.' The wonder is the county was not all selected in a lump. * * * In the same number of the Bee which contains Dr. McCoy's report is a lady's essay on tobacco. • It is to the point, and undoubtedly has reference to the manners of that portion of our. pioneer population which left the country early. It is as follows: "There has been a great deal said about this vile weed, both for and against it, but my purpose is not to say anything against it for the reason that too much has been said already, and I shall not say anything for it- because I have nothing to say. One thing I would like to say and say it'to those gentlemen who attend the reading club and chew tobacco and spit no matter where so they clear their own clothes of the juice. We ladies are not fond of the weed and it is disgusting to us to be obliged on the morning after the club has met at our homes to get a dish of water and a rag and bow down before the tobacco pools that have partially dried upon our carpets and otherwise decently clean floors. Be assured, sirs, that our thoughts of tobacco chewers are not as sweet as they might be and if one of them were to appear before us when we are in this humor I fear the,aforesaid rag might find its way into the aforesaid tobacco chew er's face, Tobacqo is welj enough in its proper place, but I for one do not think that place is a lady's parlor, unless spittoons are more plenty than they are in mine, ' From one of the ladies whose husband does not chew," * * * In the Bee of Jan. 11, 1858, Miss Helen E, Taylor editor, appears a communication pn Algontt's wants, whiclT is amusing now. It is entitled *' What Algona wants to make it -what it ought to be," and the wants are numbered: 1, We want congress to" make the McGregor, Algpna & Missouri railway a land grant, making Algona. a point. 2. We want Algona to be made a point on the Ft, Des Moines, Minnesota railway. 3, We want the government land office removed to Algona, 4. We want ft trl- weekly mail from Fort Dodge through. Algona to Mankato. 6. We wpnt a.tri-weekly.mail east, 6, We want a weekly mail west to the Big Sioux, 7, We want a good steam sa,w mill, 8/'We. want a gopd steam flouring mill, • •* 30, We want a few more good looking young ladies, , • 6 IJ. We want a few iflpre literary ' efl aM dtt,iB this dity 'tof eight fossessin't a- dan-genial affable anl oblfgiHg IB hie | he has ft wife telfde of Thf bride is for'tueate indeed web a- HMrtr 'fof a Mfs. ttlM is a ffidst amiable and lady, with ah; a? tn city, she was barn and brought UB. ff MUfhbef of you* she has tafceii an Ive interest in" church affairs and been 1 fdfemst la entertainments cOffise|t§'gif6ti for the" benefit of ch es and charitable institutions. Sh e ' yourfg lady of ffiaby 'accomplishmeai and a i worthy cOmpaaion of the man bet' choice, Mr, Rice is to be cohgr ulated ih winning the affections oft wotaan who Is to share his joys sot-rows through life, Mr, and Rice'returned frotn their honevino Monday And Will make their futm] home in this city, That the union W be fraught with happiness and pleasui is the wish of a large coterie of friend] the Times-Gazette included, BABTLETT-OLABKE. The Wedding at High Noon, 1'hun day, of Frederick W. Bartlott aiJ Miss Gertrude Olnrke-WUl M Their Home In Dallas, Tex. An event in society anticipated ani loolced forward to for some time witll more than usual interest was the wed' ding, at 12 'o'clock last Thursday, al the Episcopalian church, of Mr. Fredl erick W. Bartlett of Dallas, Texas,! and Miss Gertrude Clarke, oldest! daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rl Clarke, of this place. The ceremony! was performed by Rev. L, 1?", McDonald of St. Paul's church, Council Bluffs,' and founder of the Algona mission, the ' beautiful Episcopalian .service being used. The service in itself is very impressive, and an added feature, vory pleasing, was the singing by the choir of the Lohengrien bridal chorus during the entrance of the bridal party. The church was beautifully decorated with evergreen, holly, and mistletoe, and the entir.e surroundings were such as to le'avo'only the most pleasing impressions of an unusually happy occasion, Wilfrid P. Jones acted as best man, while Miss Lulu Clarke, sister of the j bride, was the maid of honor. The! four bridesmaids were Miss Louise Me-1 Coy, Miss Cornie Ingham, Mi&s Mamef Farrell, and Miss Gertie Williams.] The bride's gown was of cream white! silk, embroidered tulle veil, while the! bridesmaids, were each .dressed in white ] organdie, with white wreaths, and the maid of honor in white organdie over green silk.. The ushers were Melzar Haggard and Chas. Cohenour. Following the ceremony at the church the invited guests repaired to the Clarke home, where a wedding breakfast was spread at 1 p, m. The newly wedded pair then took the 3 o'clock Northwestern train south, and will make] their future home at Dallas, Texas. Among the invited guests from i abroad were Fred. Clarke of Ipswich,! S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Robinson off Britt; Mrs. Dr. Colby of Clear Lake!! Misses Mary and Helen Clarke ofl Cedar Rapids; 0. B. Matson of RollaJ Mo.; Dr. Peters of Burt, and Missi Florence Straw of Wells, Minn. The! bride was the recipient of many beautiful and costly presents, from friends! both here and elsewhere. The bride is an accomplished young j woman who numbers her friends by acquaintance. She was born and reared, ] in Algona, her whole life having been spent here with the 'exception of her college days at Wellesley, Mass, None is more popular,' and''none possesses more of the womanly virtues, and she will'lend grace and dignity^to her new position in .life. The groom is the eldest son of J.,w; Bartlett, formerly a resident of Algona, and has already a lucrative law; practice established at Dallas; Texas. He spent a portion of his boyhood -days'"here, 1 afterwards graduating from the Columbia law . school, New York. He will maUe.a model husband, and this • paper joins'. the numerous friends pf tyoth bride ami • gropm in tendering ,niost hearty con' > gratulatjons. ' . LIVELY, HOLIDAY WEEK, Receptions and Dances Keep the BnlJ> ' Rolling, ' Holiday week witnessed more in the way of society events than is usually crowded into that space of time,, Between dances and receptions the young people were kept so busy that they found little time for anything else, Wednesday afternoon a reception and dance were held'at Clarke's from 8tp7p. m, Home muglp provided, and the afternoon' was .more'] than, pleasantly S p0nt. Wednesday evening Mr. and, Mrs, ThPS, F, entertained '»'- s'ma ™ at , m. We. want a. few mpre evenings eaph week Up9 n which tP hold the,m. The editor a,dd? another want, s«g. 'by the above communication, alep need a writing teacher." W i»W }Wptti<W5M«*: ,

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