The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1896 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1896
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tnf , her subject being mission work among the Mormons. Admission free. MARCH ^ 1806. £ J »i tutor* ft .ri.lhi%.*A __„ - -m j — «L *t dpreSo 0mCTt ifittWofMtftrtSalg 1 lenton application. A wfitef, who Sighs himself " Farmer," occupies three columns of nonpa- jrfel in last Peek's Courier with an at* falgmnent of THE UPPER DBS Momes, Congressman Dolliver, and Senator Allison In the order ftatned. The article is 60 fall of misinformation and eon* sequent tnisstatements that it is worthy of notice as an example of perverted industry. It begins with the assertion that the present bouse of representatives has passed a bill to retire the greenbacks, and that Senators Allison and Gear voted for such a bill in the senate, when in fact no such bill has been even introduced In either body. The bill the writer has in mind was a bill to authorize the issuance of a short time low rate bond to replenish the treasury in place of the present five per cent. 20 year bonds President Cleveland is issuing under authority of an old statute. The charges, insinuations, and blunders which Sow out of this mistake make up the bulk of the article, the most ludicrous being the alleged silence of THE UPPER DES MOINES owing to pressure from the "money power." Among the minor errors is the writer's reference to Congressman White of the First district Congressman White was once the democratic member from the Sixth. The present republican from the first is S. M. Clark of Keokuk, who voted against the bond bill. An alleged quotation from Abraham Lincoln is used. A money prize was offered a few years .ago by the Des Moines Capital to any man who could show that Lincoln ever said what is attributed to him, and no one appeared to take it. The quotation is spurious. The writer says further on that no legal tender silver dollars have been coined in 20 years. Every silver dollar now in circulation is a full legal tender and always has been since 1878. He says that Congressman Dolliver voted for the repeal of the Sherman law alleging that that law was the cause of panic, the cause of falling prices. On the contrary Mr. Dolliver said expressly in his speech that he did not believe any of these assertions, but voted for the repeal as the other republicans did to allow President Cleveland, who had just been overwhelmingly chosen, to carry out any policy he saw fit. To enumerate all " Farmer" does not know about what be talks about would fill several columns. It is enough to commend him to the advice he gives at the conclusion of his article, "let us seek the truth." HEWS AITD COMMENT. Burrell expresses an opinion on oatmeal which recalls what a pioneer of Kossuth once said: "An ex-alderman .in Tacoma opens his oatmeal mill with prayer every morning. He ought to do that much in atonement for making horse feed for mankind. And anyone that will eat a dish of oatmeal o' morn- jngs should be condemned to ask at least two blessings on it, for it needs •that much grace to make it go down. Think of a man munching stable feed!" One of the old settlers in the'north end of the county, who had endured all the hardships, came to visit in Algona once when oatmeal was first coming into use. A dish was passed to him and he asked what it was. " Oatmeal," was the reply. "What, made of oats?" *' Yes," He gently pushed it away and said, "I have gone hungry more than once and have ground corn in a coffee mill, but, thank God, I have never yet got down to horse feed." The New York Sun don't believe that Senator Allison has vouched for any *uch pronunciation of Iowa as Walter Wellman credited him with: It is a right and a pleasure to say in behalf pf a statesman always anxious to preserve the properties of speech, of life, and of politics, and scrupulously anx* ipus not to injure the feelings of anyone 1?yatoo dogmatic opinion, that the ffon. William Boyd Allison does not, £9 has been represented, pronounce the t nam,epf his state "Ipwah," with a little accent on the first and emphasis 0n the Anal syllable, Mr. Allison is a S0»n just to all interests and to all pronunciations. He eays Jowa, with the arsis on the J, Iowa, with the arsis on Of Jqway, with the arsis on the way, wi*h tfce ftrsif pn the I, the p, h&a several other pro^ under consideration, J Q hie final pronunciation will not be UJB til after the convention. All Coftt*Ute«s **e «rn«tly »t WOT* aid both sewrte tad house *HS holding frequent The t*o houses ate not retj-ftt tparton the tiKmoinent question. Both hate voted to eliminate the medallions that have occasioned so much continent. Toe boose action Is more specific and the Adoption of its proposition would leave the general appearance of the monoinent practically in conformity trfth the original design, it is evident that the two branches will get together on the subject and it now can be conceded that the monument will be changed. This is the Most important action taken during the put six days. It is not <rUhin the province of these letters to go into detail and give any of the arguments for or against the propositions. The facts are set out herein and these letters are to but record results. The house by an almost unanimous vote decided to authorize the governor to pardon A. F. Hockett, a life prisoner at Port Madison. Hockett has been there about twelve years. He was convicted of murdering a man who vras guilty of seducing his sister. In the trial the state attacked the character of the sister to show that it was impure. The late Judge J. Kelly Johnson of the Mahaska district court, who sentenced Hockett, left a letter stating that he believed the defendant ought not to have been convicted of a crime greater than manslaughter. The senate must take action before the governor can pardon. The senate has fixed the bill authorizing the manufacture of liquors in the state as a special order for Thursday of the current week. The house by a vote of 43 to 46 refused to make a similar measure a special order. The senate by unanimous vote passed Senator Funk's bill taxing express companies doing business in Iowa 1 per cent of their gross receipts. This is said to be practically the Missouri law approved by the courts. The executive council has been engaged in assessing railroads and by the returns it is ascertained that- the business of the companies has been considerably improved during the past year. However, there will be no increase in the valuation, inasmuch as the council refused to make any reduction for dull times. For a number of days petitions were showered on both houses urging speedy action in regard to the code and opposing all possibility of an extra session. The petitions were uniform in the style of the heading and the suspicion arose that they emanated from a common source, and of course, there were many to say that the railroads were in it. But much of the gossip has died away and the petitions are less frequent. It may never be known exactly who it was engaged in working up the petition boom. The petitions served to call atteo. tion .to the railroad section of the code and really insured the permanency of the laws passed by sembly. the Twenty-second general as- The senate passed the building and loan bill as recommended by the conference committees of the two houses without material amendment The house will also pass it, then one more of the questions expected to be settled by this general assembly will have been settled. Senator Carney's bill for the government of primary elections of all political parties, after many modifications, was resurrected aud passed the senate. The regulations imposed are simple and need not be recited here. He puts the ordinary machinery of elections into force for the purpose of making nominations, imposes penalties for corruption, fraud, etc., provides for the counting of the ballots and the declaring of the results. The exceedingly hot republican primary in progress in Des Moines materially aided the passage of the bill. The committees of the two houses on the suppression of intemperance have practically agreed on maintaining the liquor laws as they are at present. The only change they have made is one making it the duty of boards of supervisors to decide upon the sufficiency of the petition. LAPE YOUXG. According to the Reporter Spencer is no* the wheel city of Iowa. It has more bikes than any town of its size, and more in proportion to its inhabitants. The Buffalo Center Tribune has seven columns more advertising than any Algona paper. The editor is a brother of G. E. Foster of DoxseeA Foster. Emmetsburg Reporter: Geo. Minkler and family have become residents of Emmetsburg, and reside in the southeastern part of the town. They moved in last Thursday. Renwlck Times: The four best weekly papers in northwestern Iowa are Webster City Freeman, the Hum* boldt Republican, the Sheldon Mail, and THE UPPER DES MoiNES of Algona, The Burl Monitorsays: Will Thompson has sent some seed corn to his father in Wisconsin. This is the third year be has sent him corn, His father thinks Iowa is the right place to get seed corn. Emmetsburg Democrat: Fred Scott has gone to Algona to clerk in the Tennabt hotel during the summer. Fred always succeeds in holding down positions in good hotels. He is a competent clerk. G. W. Pangburn. the El more lawyer, will move to Mankato in May. He will devote bis attention there entirely to the law. Mr. Pangburn is well known in Algona and is a biff land owner in northern Kossuth. The El more Eye gives the following report of the runaway accident Mr. and Mrs. D. Rice of Plum Creek were in: Last Friday as Mr. Rice accompanied by Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Pangburn were driving into town the team became frightened and ran away, spilling the occupants of the buggy upon the ground, but fortunately no serious injuries resulted. The following item has gone the rounds, sent out originally from Jefferson to the Sioux City Tribune: One of the most interesting and novel contests ever engaged in in Iowa has been that in progress in Algona during the past week, between 46 little girls, ranging from six to 12 years of age. These little folks have been displaying their skill in the culinary line — baking biscuits—for a prize, and the skill dis- plaved by the little tots, some of them in the kindergarten, in rolling out the dough, mixing, beating, putting in the tins and baking, has been little short of marvelous. The prize was awarded yesterday to Trilla Gardner, aged nine years— a farmer's little daughter. The contest has created a great deal of interest in the city, and it is said the quality of the cookery was away above par and equal to that produced in the ordinary home. COLLEGE MELODIES. Frank Telller Takes Part In the Great Musical Event at Iowa College. A copy of the college paper from Grinnell reaches us containing a full account of a recent concert in which Frank Tellier was a prominent singer. The song which won the applause was original with a Grinnell student and is cleverly written: In former days, which many praise. When people wanted knowledge, The girls they went to boarding schools, The boys were sent to college. A frog in the marsh, though his voice was harsh, Took in the situation. "Co-ed, co-ed, co ed," he said, He meant co-education. Chorus. . Hurrah for the frog, that sat iu the bog, And solved for this great nation, A question so vast in times now past, And gave us co-education. IN THIS JTBIGHBOBHOOD, Ledyard wants a mill. Prof. Rice is having big meetings at Burt, The Register says a saloon petition will get 65 per cent, in Bancroft, A Britt school teacher, who was turned off, is suing the school board. Buffalo Bill's wild west show will spread its canvas in Fort Dod»e on Sept. 14. The Buffalo. Fork creamery is to be moved east four miles, the Burt Monitor says, A. C, Rankin, the moulder orator, is Far out in the west we made the test, And tried the frog's suggestion; For east and west we found it best, Beyond the least of question. When young folks now, at wheel or plow •Begin to thirst for knowledge, At once they show their sense and go For it to Iowa college. (Chorus.) Together there, or foul or fair, Iu every kind of weather, At work or play on every day, We have good times together. On tennis court we have fine sport, When love and love's the tally. On bikes we ride out side by side, O'er hill and plain or valley, (Chorus.) The editor of the Fort Dodge Sentinel, the first paper published in all the northwest, came up to Algona in 1857, and iri the issue of Sept 1? of that year gave the town a glowing writeup. He concluded by saying: " When we take into consideration her position as the junction of the McGregor^ St. Charles and Algona railway, and the Keukuk, Fort Des Moinesand Minnesota railway, it would be folly to longer doubt her future destiny as a large inland city. ; It was a weakness with frontier towns in those days to boast most of what they lacked most—means of communication—but what the Fort Dodge editor said was accepted then by everybody as practically settled, and before the panic had struck so far inland, and before the wet summer of 1858 the snorting of an engine was expected from either direction most any morning. But the enterprising people of Algona did not go without substitutes for their railways, while they were in their imagination pushing this way, and the stage line flourished. The Bee boasts of lines in many directions, but as they are not specially advertised until November, 1858, when the population wus on the wane, it is hard to tell whether the drivers were expecting their patronage so much from incomers as outgo- era. There is a lurking suspicion that the numerous lines were of interest chiefly as avenues of escape, each one hailed as a new means for leaving town. The first line advertised is as follows: " Mr. James Henderson wishes to inform the traveling community that he has taken the route and will run a line of hacks to Spirit Lake, through and back once a week. His accommodations will be comfortable and trips made without fail. For passage apply at postof- fice." Mr. Henderson was a famous mail carrier in the pioneer days, and all the news did not come in the pouch on his line. In the same issue of the Bee that contains his announcement is the following: " We learn by the mail carriei that some 300 Indians are in the vicinity of Spirit Lake, and that the settlers think from-their actions their intentions are hostile. They are consequently making active preparations for self defense, while at the same time they have sent for help. There is not much doubt but an attack will be made and a battle fought. We shall hope to have a good account of the savages from our own gallant company of townsmen, the Kos- soth Rangers, who will no doubt be or dered tothescene of action." Mr. Henderson's 300 Indians dwindled down to Qve, later on, but even these five created a great scare at the lakes, coming only 20 months after the great massacre, and a later number of the Bee contains a chapter of pioneer Indian history which has probably never yet been published. The second line is announced under conducting a Emmetsburg. temperance crusade in C. F. Gullixson is again deputy oil inspector, He has the congratulations of a host of friends. Bancroft has purses for a ball game, a half'inile bicycle race, and a foot race, at its July race meeting. Mayor Richmond delivered an in? augural to the Swea City people. It contains some good advice, The Swea City attendants at the farmers' institute tell the Herald, that it was a very interesting meeting, HumboWti Republican; Mr. Dough erty pf. Ateon.* spent Su»d»y with Hunaboi4ta.Bd Dakota City, .Jolm Ohapjjj, the Buffalo Fork pio. THE POOAHONTAS INDIAN BATTLE A More Probable Version of the Affair 18 Given by the Hovelllo. The Rolfe Reveille, which published the romance by W, C. Ralston which Mr. Ambrose A. Call dissected last week, has another version of the battle that is more plausible. It was published before Mr. Ralston's sketch, and his version seems on that account more inexcusable. The present story is taken from Judge Fulton's Red Men of Iowa, and is the one referred to last week by THE UPPER' DES MOINES: One battle which may be of local interest was at or near the present town of Adel, in 1841. A party of 24 Dela- wares, who were journeying from Nebraska to visit the Sacs and Foxes, with whom they were on friendly terms and who were then encamped where Des Moines now sends its dirty smoke skyward, were followed by Sioux, aud all but one, who hid in the grass, were butchered, though not until 20 Sioux had been transported to the happy hunting grounds. The remaining Delaware hastened to the Sao and Fox village and told them of the fate of his fellows, and immediately 500 warriors under Pasbepftho, then 80 years of age, mounted their ponies and started in hot pursuit of the ruffians, whom thev overtook about 100 miles north of Adel completely routing them and ItillW many with a loss of only seven them wives. This may have been the bat the heading-, "Blue Earth via Ashuelot," and is more elaborately noticed: " Mr. G. Jones would say to the public that as the Blue Earth country in Minnesota, some 40 miles north of Algona, is.seUling up very fast, and that as the vast amount of travel through Algona to that region requires some mode of conveyance, and knowing too that to those unacquainted with the country it is almost impossible to pass, he has started and will run a line of hacks between the two points. Passengers on this line breakfast at Algona, dine at Ashuelot, and sup at Blue Earth Citj G. Jones, Proprietor." A whole chapter of county history suggested by this notice. Ashuelot wa the paper town started by a Chicng alderman, Geo, W. Brizee. It stood o Buffalo Fork, and it is said that the en terprislug promoter had plats of i showing wharves on the banks of tin placid creek, and steamboats ploughln their way through the shallow waters The dangers of the trip consisted ii getting out into the prairie where Ban croft and Ledyard flourish, and becom ing hopelessly bewildered, and flnall swamped. The Bee has a humorous obituary no tioe of Brizee, who left rather unex pootedly, and who could out-drink the best of the pioneers: short just Si.25 and his wife has to go barefooted in consequence." In the Bee of Jan. 15 next is the following notice of Mr. Jones, a brother of our present resident, A. J. Jones: " As it is reported in the southern and eastern portions of thfis'ate. as well as in the northern part of Missouri afid western part of Illinois, that the worthy and heroic young man who carries the mail between Algona and Blue Earth City has frozen to death while making the trip sometime last month; now, this is to inform all in those regions and the rest of mankind that the report is an exaggeration, and that Mr. Jones is yet alive and well. Notwithstanding the severity of the weather and other difficulties he has and still continues to go through on time, while other less energetic young men in more genial climates are half the time lying still, causing delays to both the mails and to the traveling public." The third mail route ran to Clear Lake and was on the line of the proposed McGregor and St. Charles (Charles City was then St. Charles railway. The notice read: " Mr. Samuel Nixon will take pass engers from Algona to Clear Lake, having established a line of coaches on t-bis route, and his terms being easy, he respectfully solicits a share of the public patronage." As part of the attractions offered al ong this line is the following notice o the City hotel at the lake: "This house is beautifully located on the banks ol Clear lake. This house has a mammoth reputation abroad and wins golden opinions from all who favor it with a call. And considering the fact that it lies 55 miles back from Algona is doing even better than could possibly be expected under such circumstances. Board $2 per day. John Nicholls, Prop." Other attractions to the east were the stage-house at Forest City, John Mabin, proprietor.: "It is a beautilul and commodious house, conducted on the European plan. The rooms are large and well ventilated. With Mabin for host and Church for clerk, visitors can not fail to have their stay agreeable Stages leave this house for the east ev ery Friday and for the west everv Sat urday, if the horses are not sick." Of the Farmers' home at Elk Grove, the Bee says: "Passengers wishing to take something a little stronger than water for the stomach's sake can at the present time be accommodated with snow." But the chief route in those days was did land. Bui the various boating periences of the pioneers several pages o! the Bed and aft titled to a OOtfHff Some Jfew Features Already p-orated Id the Program- Wlll follow* A partial report of the races amusements at the county fair been made. Among the new this fall will be a slow race, no , spurs, etc. allowed, & half-mile foof race, and a hurdle race of 200 In the latter the bordles will be inches high,and be put in about ever; 35 feet. A change also is made In th e | novelty race, the purse being tie fought on the river- east of A, H. Malcolm's, which will he described, ini a future 8sue by W, 0. Ralston, W "Died, in Ashuelot, Sept. 12, 1858, Geo. W. Brizee, in the 28th your of his age. It is not our purpose to write' a eulogy on the death of the deceased. He was universally known as an oratot and politician. Ho was properly the left wing of the democracy of Kossuth and the far northwest. His disease was a kind of heart disorder brought on by drinking too much Doe Moines river water, which never agreed with him, and by press of money matters. He died in the full brilliancy of his career and hia funeral services will bo attended at the town hall Pn the flrst day of January, 180P. < "Chief mourner, J. C. Cummins, he owed $7 an4 upwards. "Second best, S. S. Henderson, who Bourns bis lm tp the amount pf $8.50. WWQ, dUtO, . ft d.otfd, to the Ashuelot Taylor, Wljft to and from Fort Dodge, the mail and the passengers both coming mostly from the south. "Ho, for Fort Dodge!" is the title to the announcement: "The subscriber having taken the mail route from Alffona to Fort Dodge would say, since he has taken this route he has made an entire change in the appearance of the horses along the line, and that now he will convey passengers either way. From Algona passage may be had to any point east, west, south, or north. Our conveyances are of the most approved style. The speed is regulated by government so as to guard against accidents. A share of travel s solicited. For passage apply to J. C. Dummins, Prop." In the very last number of the Bee in the spring of 1861 is this note about Mr. Cummins: "By this morning's mail from the east we received a letter from -Hon. A. C. Call, who is enroute for Washington City. The letter was written at Belmond, Wright county. An extract says that in the late snow storm the people of Belmond turned out to find our old friend, Mr. Jacob Cummins, who carries the mail on that route and who they supposed was lost. They went out 15 miles and found Mr, Cummins on the proper course, coming right along on a couple of siding boards for snow shoes, two bushels of mail on his hack, and do^ ing well. The people then considered him a very persevering fellow, and like him well. If he sticks to the snow shoes the judge thinks he may be looked for in Algona with all the mail on that route and what may accumulate between here and there on his back, about the Fourth of July," To accommodate all these various mail routes Algona had a postoffloe with a sot of model regulations and rules succinctly laid down; ' "Postoffloe: Open at all times when he assistant postmaster is not at his ueals Northern mail closes Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 o'clock, southern nal closes Mondays and Thursdays at 7 o clock, eastern mall closes every Wednesday at 7 o'clock, western mail Closes every Sunday at 7 o'olock. All »WQ«B coming to the office to loaf are nv ted to bring their whittling timbet with tbenj, QQ aa not to whittle' the hairs, chessmen, pokers, and th .punters," •"* But Algona was not confined to stsgi when thi and $1 entrance fee being charged to limit the entries. Special races and attractions will be arranged for later The full program is as follows: Novelty race—Open to all horses owned in the county. Entrance, $1. Distance 1^ miles. First half mile walk, second baft mile trot, third balf mile run. Parse $40- first $15. second $12, third IS, fourth $5. Running race—Open to all horses owned in the county, thoroughbreds and professional running horses barred, tLe race be. i ing for farm horses and ponies. Half-mile I heats, two in three, entrance free, nurse $25—flrst $12, second $8. third 15. Running—free for all—Half-mile heats two in three, five to enter, three to start! entrance five per cent, ten per cent from winners. Purse $75—first $40, second las third $10. ' Trottine—2:40 class—Five to enter, three to start, five per cent, entrance, 10 per cent from winners. Parse $100—first fen second $30. third $20. ' Trotting—free for all—Five to enter three to start, entrance five per cent, id per cent, from winners.- Purse $100—first $30, second .$30, third $20. Trotting—County race—Open to all horses owned in the county having a record of not under 2:50. Half-mile heats, best two in three, entrance five per cent, 10 per cent, from winners. Purse $50—first $30, second $15, third $10. Running—free for all—Half-mile beats, two in three, five to enter, three to start five per cent, entrance, 10 per cent from winners. Purse $75—first $40, second $25, third §10. Running—slow race—Open to all horses owned in the county, half mile dash, entrance free. No spurs, whips, or other artificial promoters of speed allowed. Purse $25—first $10, second $S, third $5, fourth $2. ' • Running—foot race—Open to all residents of the county, half-mile dash. Purse $15—first $3, second $5, third $3. Running hurdle race—Open to all residents of the county, 200 yard dash, entrance free. Purse$15—first$S,second ?5, third£!. SOME DAIBY STATISTICS. Dairy Commissioner IT. C. Boardman's Report for 1895, Shotvs That KosButh Is Gaining as a Dairy County. Kossuth is the thirteenth county in the state in number of creameries, having 17. From 1894 to 1895 seven leading counties gained nine creameries, and 12 counties lost 38. There was a loss in the state of 32 creameries. Iowa has 774 creameries, 3S1 belong to private parties, 276 are co-operative, 116 belong to stock companies. Fourteen Kossuth creameries report" 958 patrons. Thirteen have8,104 cows. The average is 623 cows to tbecreamery. The total value of 15 Kossuth creameries is $46,000. The average monthly wages of butler makers is $54.25 in Kossuth. The total paid butter makers in 14 creameries in the county was $8,880 The assistants got §1,260, total $10,140. Fourteen creameries in Kossuth report 29,989,735 pounds of milk received. The same 14 report 1,154,667 pounds of separator butter, and 90,000gathered cream butter. The total butter product was 1,244.667 for the county. • The total value was $229,437 for the 14 reporting. The loss reported by eight creameries owing to the drouth is $11,850 for the county. ,-«, ,532pouncL. The total butter shipments for the state in 1895 were 79,141,795. Kossuth stands sixteenth in amount of shipments. Palo Alto is twenty- seventh, Winnebago twenty-fifth. Clayton county shipped the most butter, 3,329,669 pounds. * LOST DT 1854. The Old Shotgun Recently Found in Swan Lake Finds an Owner Dotvn at Itenwlck. A few weeks ago THE UPPKR DES MOINES published an item about an old flint lock found in the bed of .Swan Lake. The item has been going the rounds and brings out the following from the Ren wick Times: Uncle Huitt Ross says he can explain the above. It was in the spring of 1854 that Ross, his brother-in-law, Lane, and a man by the name of Ray, were up at the Jake trapping, and when out in the boat one flay the frail skiff was upset and their traps and this flint lock gun went to the bottom of tnelake. The traps were home made, but not for wolf catching, but for otter, beaver, etc. Rev, Gorrell at The Capital has Molue*. note of terest about our former Algona rector: Rev. Gorrell, the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, is preaching a series of sermons on the Incarnation at Sunday morning services, and another series on the Apostles'cree4 at evening m-ecS ^Gorrell's sermons are ap- pi eoiatea by all who hear them It is honed bvP-— ~ _-«»•»• «.« vw . +»«• 3os Moines river was declared lotoFgrf" it Sue ** r " **••* p*w-VWw the Iowa state Sunday «on will meet in Des Moines June 9 to .' Mr.

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