The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 13, 1896 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1896
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ttothitig toil cie&tti t*ft defeat McKlfiley. ttiatJf. S. . 81ffl*t«! Wftl fiotBS » tSafidldatS Jdf ttfctee- Ok > j ~£^~ -^ K& *,< it 18 f fttirely pfiaslbie that O6f, , '. 'if- Chicago. If &§ is it will be a testimony V' id the power the silvef sefltitfletit has •With, the masses of the people* tt is : significant that lowaand Illinois should be id easily, appafeBtiy, led to repudl« &te a national administration, The jtaeattiug of this able-convention move* r -ment when it IB projected into ft nation* .71— al campaign is apparent. If the issue is between Gov. Boies and an extreme jgotd platform there will be a popular .movement that may be greater than can be calculated upon in favor of Gov. •> Boies. The eastern and Chicago pa* openly repudiate the republican , f. MdBlatte I**8fi6tnifiated to'? tseflfrelsi ffi the Fiflt diiWlfft Bf a66lSfflaM6n\ He i; the Htcffcf y ffiafi 6f me iwaSaegatton, and f the ablest meti itt WaShlHgttffi. fltce and Of BOLIl? KB. fraeii Evef Written is That til tton. & tt» Clafk, Pnbtiahed in the "Gate Citf." . ,,ut3U» Ut \Jouurue* HOJJUWY, ui JJt fv Met. 0. A. Ihghatn, U edttdidaW for tt Givte ft fftoe i»eft tMttttte gf 'the f tnth District edHfrtsftttiafl—fiech id Rise in tfat Wdtld. platform of 1892 which favored bimetal- jsm. They are clamoring fora "sound money" platform, which means a gold platform with all reference to rehabill- tating silver eliminated. If they have their way it is entirely possible that Iowa will yet have a president. The astonishing over-turning of the administration in Iowa is a pointer as significant to republicans as to democrats. _ tnattotsas d&tinty tecdMef id Haftboldt county . ¥hs Livermdte Gazette gays he is likely to succeed. Wta. O. Payne 16 aft announced candidate f of iJbfityessitttne Seventh distflcfc The UpperDeS M61ne§ Editorial asSoclatloti will hope to see him cut a flRure la the admittedly doubtful contest. The fistheryille Republican tt «ck of Gib Pray t Mf< Pray'a eathusiasfi fof AU Hson has not had a- te&deticy to ihrfeaae that sentiment in this district. And the question has also arisen : " Who is responsible for his connection with the state central committee!" Gov. Boles will control the Dubuque cott Vention. Illinois is being worked for hint, Nebraska has endorsed him and Missouri promises to support him early in the nation al convention. Gov. Boies is nearer a pres ideutial nomination thon any man in the democratic party. Bheldon Mall. 1 Three of the candidates for supreme justice have the initials S. M.— • S. M. Ladd, S. M. Weaver and 8. M. Waterman. A singular coincidence. There are thirteen candidates in the field for this office. This, too, is peculiar and it will be regarded by the superstitious as an omen of ill luck. The Pocahontas Record says! The Algona Republican is devoting a great deal of space censuring Senator Funk for voting for the manufacturers' bill, but the Record hopes that the Republican will not lose sight of the fact that that district was the best represented district in the state of Iowa in the recent senate. Senator Funk was conscientious in his Vote on that bill and we believe he voiced the sentiments of the majority of his constituents. A few years ago Sata Clark visited Fort bodge to address the Upper Des MOines Editorial association. 'He was thegueetbf Son. J, P. DoltiveP and when be went home he Wfoie the best short biography of our congressman that has appeared! " Two days passed with Mr. Dolliver at his home made us know this great young orator ih & way we have desired. He is not married, His father, his sister and himself live in the same home. His father is Methodist preacher, hot preaching now, but of lofig service in the Western Vir D 1*1*3* *• **** *J5; of ChMfttian Eft :a, ftfid him a ffian Wbjj uu t Starting high and Hot downward." SOCIAL -_-~ vrwi The Outlook of May 0 says editorf . The WiiHamtlc Christian^ -Endeavor union has adopted unanimously a reso* lutlon which, omitting the arguments given in its support, we report below. It has been sent to us by the mover, with the request that we give our opinion concerning it: Resolved, That we earnestly entreat all good people in this part of the state, and Sofa especially do we urge it upon the par rents and young people connected with our churches and cfbristion Endeavor societies, to refrain from Riving, attenditig, abetting, or participating in card parties and dances, for the rwison thatthe fruitsi ofthese thtaw, when there are any fruits at all, are always evil, and the Master whom we serve has said that" A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit." We sympathize so heartily with the -It them enter- OK ft r $tlafithfopie*0?k Which latent eflthoelaeffi Of tu6irconip« ni "" 8 * leu« D ^u, nw- 0 plAfis fof itttelleCttfal pfotefflent which will be at ohce beneficial afid attractive 1 , let them set their wits td work afid findI spffle »ay in which to "overcome evil With good." Doubtless they will fifid this task much more difficult thatt the unanimous pnssage of resolutions against cards and dancing, but they will also find the results more permanent. _ AN EARLY-DAY oeeflfrMce in A. L . ..„ the Chief Paftidpahts, His Was the Hfiftw &f firfBgto| _ the Oniy Buffalo fiv«t killed in this Cbtiflty, MAKING IT TOO 8TKONG. Dr. Buckley, the eminent Methodist divine, has recently written an open - letter to B. Fay Mills, the evangelist. In it, as quoted by the daily papers, are euch expressions as these: "You employed language and made statements unworthy of a Christian minister." "This is obviously a gross exaggeration." " In surrendering your tongue to such language you diminish your own influence for good and place before young ministers a dangerous example." ' Dr. Buckley's criticism may be due to differences of opinion between himself and Mr. Mills, but these sentences ...are not directed to the matter but to the manner of Mr. Mills' deliverances. •» "They are a protest from the orthodox .-evangelical church against exaggeration and sensationalism. There is such a thing as making it • - too strong. Lawyers are worldly wise and that is the one pitfall they avoid. "Nothing marks the weakness and in„ .experience of a lawyer so quickly as over-stating his case in his opening to ' the jury. Political parties are also worldly wise, and their spokesmen also avoid over-statement. No man is long put forward to speak with authority - who does not carefully hedge about every important utterance and fortify it against successful attack. As brilliant men as Gen. Weaver, Ignatius Donnelly, ex-Gov. St. John have gradually lost their hold upon public opinion by continually over-stating their case. For the sake of a bizarre effect or of a - temporary round of applause, they say ;things that are partially but not -wholly true. An evangelist with Mr. Mills' power .can carry an audience with him for the time. But Dr. Buckley and those who work for permanent and not for temporary results see plainly enough that "-overstatement and exaggeration and sensationalism react and that in the » «nd the cause is injured, SOOIAL AMUSEMENTS. ' In another column THE UPPER DBS ;MOINES reprints an editorial on the ' - relations of the church to .cards and Barnes taken from the current number -of the Outlook. The Outlook is the -old Christian Union, Henry Ward - Beecher's paper, and is edited by Dr, > Abbott, who succeeded Mr. •"' 3eeoher in the Congregational pulpit ":in Brooklyn, It is not, we believe, an . -official organ of the Congregational N ' ,churob nor is its editor authorized to -u,, apeak officially, but hotn paper and '-' ^ditorare, we believe, accredited to " -4fce orthodox evangelical church. The 1 ' jviews expressed will be of Interest to , '-all who are debating the relations of i and dancing to orthodoxy. *y#jf* mm Republican pays that it never jl ttoe.tW.Ml party ticket in Jt is ft matter of ancient histpry, did CpJ, Jessup r»n on? claims from «0 to JOO votes of a nom ' men figure the IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Sexton will celebrate the Fourth. Sexton is after Sunday disturbers. Miss Kate Smith Is getting up a concert at Burt. Whittemore has set out 100 trees on the school grounds. Marsh Stephens has been sowing 200 acres of wheat near Ledyard. The Sexton creamery is taking in 6000 pounds of milk these days. Presbyterian ministers are installed at Algona, Burt, and Germanla this week. Bailey says Algona is doing with tramps as he prescribed: "Let them work or starve." Bert Vickerman, who beat Corey's horse by holding the whip in his teeth, is married. Bert gets there. The Britt Tribune says A. J. Bobison has bought a corner lot and that a brick block is one of the probabilities. Walter Light is back from Florida and is getting his boat line on Spirit Lake ready for the season. Geo. Light and family are also coming from Florida. The Armstrong Journal is advertising for Dr. Felling of Whittemore. If it knows of any way to get its pay it can confer a favor in Algona by disclosing it. Emmetsburg Tribune: J. J. Ryan, Algona's much-talked-about real estate man and politician, was over here Thursday. Whether he was building political fences or not we cannot say. Richard Wightman and Miss Mable Hunt were married at Burt last Wednesday evening. They go to Goldfleld to live. Miss Hunt lived in Algona many years and her many friends will join in congratulations. G. B. Cole, the dentist, is at West Bend. Here is his announcement: Life is short, patients fastidious, and the brethren deceptive. Practice is a field of which tact is the master. You can find anything in the dental line, etc. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. J. Ryan was over from Algona Wednesday looking after real estate matters. He is a hustler in this-line and has perhaps made as much money at the business as any other man in this section of Iowa. Although he does not quite agree with Horace Boies on the silver question, he says the Waterloo statesman will carry Iowa in spite of all opposition. LETTER rBOM A KOSBUTH BOY, Bert Pin Jeer ton Tells About Himself 111 a Letter to Dr. Sheetz. All old Algonians will remember little Bert Pinkerton, one of Jack Pinkerton's hopefuls, who used to know everybody in Algona, A while ago Dr. Sheetz received a letter from him, part of which we are permitted to publish. He writes frpm Silver City, South Dakota, and says; "Do you remember some fifteen or twenty years ago of a little blue-eyed, curly-beaded boy that used to run around' your town? He was everybody's pet and was called Bertie. Well, that little boy is no more, as he is a man grown now. He stands six feet in his bare feet' and- weighs just 800 pounds, and is able to pick up 1,000 pounds and walk off with it with ease. His father, Jack—you know him, also, Well, before this summer }s gone be will be worth at least a million dollars, as he bought the first copper mine that was ever discovered in the BlacK Hills, and it is the richest mine in the hills so far, He has some rich gold mines, al* so, and that little boy Ijaj gome good old mines, too, that are going to fix im&ll right in & short time, and before the snow fjies again he is going to " OPERA, KYW Cia.rU fll the lewa TIE WIKD AT WESLEf. WlHd aBd tlgMtniUK 1)0 JJafflain tlil»litlie't-itt Abates alid the Scbools i OpeU Agaitti WESLEY, May 12.—Quite a heavy windstorm passed through here last night, Dan Bacon's feed mill building was blown off the foundation and a number of small out buildings were upset around town, but no other damage was done to speak of. During the thunder storm that passed over here last Sunday evening, lightning struck Ed., Doland's house, knocking the chimney to pieces, tearing a bedstead to pieces, and doing other slight damage to the house. Mr. and Mrs. Doland were both in the house at the time and their little child was lying on the bed asleep and all escaped Prof. Bowers, principal of the Whit- ternore schools, was taking in the sights of our town Saturday, and expressed himself as very much pleased with the plans of our new school building, as well as the many new improvements of our town. S. E. Grove is building a new barn on the same foundation of the one that was burned down. Dr. Kinney's new house will soon be enclosed. Thos. Gray is having the sand hauled to lay the foundation of his new house. The parties from Burt, who took the job of moving one of the old school houses for A. S. White, have had rather hard luck. They have been at it all the week and the end is not yet. Our schools will open up Thursday, The quarantine will be taken off in general that day. There has been no eases of diphtheria or symptoms of any since Mr. Ward's little boy died. HON. J. P. DOLT.IVER, CONGRESSMAN, TENTH DISTRICT. ginia conference. He is a rugged and forceful man and his more than seventy years and the loss of a limb in late years cannot stop his impetuous "go." The family all seem to partake of the same type: low forehead, broad, large, full-volumned brains and large, sinewy bodies. When we last met Congressman Dolllver he was 1 ' tall and slight; now he is filled out almost massively, and he moves and looks every inch a king of the platform. When he was younger his head seemed small after the fashion of Shelley, Byron and Keats, but now it is large and proportionate to his body. He was born Feb. 6, 1858, on a West Virginia farm. Ten years later his father moved to Morgan town to educate his children. J. P. entered the public schools at once, at thirteen he passed into the freshman class of the state university there and four years later he graduated. He read law and taught school, was admitted- to the bar in 1878, came to Iowa in 1881 and settled at Fort Dodge. Since then his growing fame as an orator and now as a congressman is part of the pride and present history of the state. As we expected, you cannot put out your hand at his home without putting it on a book. He is surrounded by them. Talking of this he said that we had written the truest and best things about him and what pleased him most when we once reviewed his character as a speaker and contradicting something that was said about his speaking impromptu, denied it and said that such speaking as he did was never impromptu, He confirmed this and said he only spoke the fruit of labor. And he fears as we feared for him that impromptu assumption of foolish folks that calls out a speaker on every occasion and does not recognize that a man can only speak worth while, when he has worked and thought worth while beforehand. We walked out to the grove overlooking the river and densely wooded, heavy with foliage and filled with the song of birds, where he goes loafing with his soul and reads and thinks, And he talked of Lucian's u Dialogues of the Gods," 'We knew he was that sort of a man when we read and heard the pictured sentences of his first speeches; beam on beam, stone on stone, drawn from the mines of literature and fashioned in his own way into the structure of eloquent speech; as that first of emperors who found a city of clay and left in its stead a city of marble, Even when you walk together giving and taking oomvade thoughts and notious in the fellowship of only you two, Mr. Dolliver is a mannerist as Conkling or Ingalls, There is a lit tie vein .of the majestic Siddons in the amiable and kindly way he tells the coachman to please be at such a place at suoh an hour. It isn't affectation or weakness; it is the mental integrity of a man who cannot afford to weaken the strength and beauty of thought and speech by letting them run off into the We The with by l sewer wjth slops and dishwater. saw how it was and were pleased, failures of inflividttftls to keep up ths premise Qf their grafluMion' come from Tennyson's law gf association in Looksjey H&}1: ''Thou ebalt Jower to bis level a»y by flay, what is fln.9 within thee growing coarse to sympa,. thi»§ with pj&y,' We til bav§ QW times, when pjp thoughts go as hig jWhofly'sj we «lpn'J »e e P them t mjjonje RftSf* *lj 8 __,_,.,-,™,,, l 8i tfemB.ejygp.jnjfee^; imM^m^Mm^y^mm^ .+jy.w*x" .'**,« uJfigHfiSd general object of this resolution that we wish we could commend its methods. But long consideration of the various Forms of so-called worldliness in the church has convinced us—and time and reflection have only deepened the conviction—that prohibitory and restrictive measures are of very little avail in promoting a pure life. Christ said that when an unclean spirit is cast out of a man, and, returning to him, finds the soul swept and garnished, he takes seven other spirits worse than himself and enters into him, and that the last state of that man is worse than the first. There are worse things, than card parties and dance parties; and it will always be a question whether a reform which merely prohibits them, or urges men to refrain from them, may not be sweeping and garnishing society in preparation for that something worse. When dancing went out of the young people's life in New England, kissing games came in; and "pillowsand keys" and "Copenhagen" were worse than a quadrille or a Virginia reel, not to say worse than a waltz or a polka. When the theater was prohibited, the circus came to take its place; and we think that most of our readers will agree that even Barnum's "greatest moral show on earth" had more that was objectionable and less that was inspiring than any of the plays rendered by such companies as Edwin Booth's, Joseph Jefferson's, or Mrs, Marlowe-Taber's, There are card parties and card parties, dancing parties and dancing parties, theaters and theaters, just as there are novels and novels. There is nothing inherently and essentially more vicious in cards with jacks and kings and queens on them than in cards with the names of authors on them. There is nothing more natural and innocent than a dancing frolic of young people on the lawn of a summer afternoon, To have seen Booth in the " Merchant of Venice" or Jefferson in "Rip Van Winkle" is an education in both taste and morals. To knock small balls about on green cloth (billiards) is not in itself more wicked than to knock larger balls about on green grass (croquet,) The first duty of the Christian is to discriminate. We know some venerable saints whom we should be very sorry to see deprived of their evening cards. They need the recreation; it does them good and no one any harm. We know some young men and women who have sadly wasted at cards many hours which might have been far better spent, and who will have to climb with difficulty the hill which they descended with ease, It is more difficult, but it is also more virtuous, to play cards with mod' eration, to go home from the dance at a reasonable hour, to keep away from the vicious and sensational drama, and go only to what is pure and good, than to taboo cards, dancing, and theater* going altogether, If we must choose between John the Baptist, who came neither eating nor drinking, and Herodias, who m little else,. certainly John is the better leader to follow. But better than either is Christ, who lived in the world and with the world, who referred with apparent approbation to dancing, who went into society freely, ana was a ruler among men, but who alwys. carried with him svjoh a spirit of divine earnestness that men eaw in him the evidence thut he was God's Son. The r§fti evil ta the card parties and the AMONG THE ADVEBTISEBS. Hogs are up to $2.90 again. Mr. Hays of Garfield bought a handsome carriage at the Wigwam last week. Clean flax seed is for sale at the old Wilson stand. JHS. Taylor advertises a clearing sale this week. The Parish bicycle wheels for rent. livery has six figuring on the and have been Doxsee gave all the ladies asbestos mats last Wednesday at his gasolene stove exhibit. Several parties are Wilson mill property here to look it over. THE UPPER DES MOINES was offered 100 bushels of potatoes for nothing if it would come and haul them away. Goeders advertises a great sale on ladies' waists. This is the season for them and his prices will sell the goods. James Patterson will make a specialty of strawberries this season, and keep them in quantities at prices for preserving, etc. The Schu & Waterbouse cigar factory will be fixed in its new quarters this week or the first of next. It is going to have a pleasant room. H, Hoxie will build an addition at the rear of Jas. Taylor's store, probably 30 feet long, to accommodate his big stock, The work will be done in July. Art. Allen has been having a photograph and two kinetoscopes as attractions at the O. K, lunch rooms. Art. is enterprising and has fitted up handsome quarters, Liveryman Brown took all his own rigs and borrowed some more and gathered up 200 of the little folks and gave them a picnic Saturday, They had a royal good time. One of the enterprising outside firms is J. R, and C, J, Dutton at Irvington, They run a first class store and are doing a good business, This week they advertise some specialties in vinegars, Another big special rate suit sale is on at the Kraft clothing house. It is to be held Saturday of next week, One of tfa6 most eufloTiS iiScideTitj jj county history was the flftdlBg of | fco per spur by Jt. L. LatflOfeaUif sot years ago, While breaking aloflg 10 Fork, which had been lost by late A. L. Seeley 84 years before, death of Mr. Seeley fedalls the Which is of interest because it when this spur was lost that Mr, See-;! ley shot the only buffalo known to have been killed ia the county, spur was of curtoiis design and with its mate with att Indian Plinka, which was brought from 011 Bluffs in 1854. Mr. Seeley kept] Flinka till she reached old age, and the remains of the old saddle she wore and the one spur he had left after the hunt 1 are still to be seen at his late home! When Mr. Lamoreaux turned the spur' out of the fresh sod he noticed f that It was not an ordinary cheap spur. The story of the finding spread until it came to Mr. Seeley's ears, and he brought the two spurs together. They were found to be Identical and after their 34 years of separation were again united. The buffalo hunt In which the apu-' was lost occurred In September, 1856, Mr. Seeley, a pioneer named Covell, and Wm. H. Ingham were the bunting party, and it.was their second attempt, They bad gone to what is now Buffalo,' Grove in Wlnnebago county in August! and found a small herd of buffalo, butv accidents of various kinds had spoiled! the sport. At one critical time the horse chiefly relied upon had cast her shoe, and again she upset all calculations by getting frightened at the buffalo, and running away. The party I had come home and were letting their- horses get limbered up again when a month later they heard that a party] had gone in south of Wesley to hunt, They bad an idea that a herd might be started up and that they might put themselves in the way of some sport by getting out to the Grove again. Accordingly they had set out. They saw nothing of any buffalo and were return- \ ing along'what is now Buffalo Fork,., when from the south a long line of buf-,'| falo were sighted, fully 100, the hunter*; claimed. They arrived at the point i where the game was crossing the creeM just as the last one jumped into the water. The sight was one never to be repeated. 'The buffalo-had gone in where there was a beaver dam, and the '••, bank was five feet high. They hafl gone in in- a body and there beneath ; the hunters was a thick mass of strugglinfi: buffalo in the mud and water. All? .three poured their rifle balls into them " and then all their revolver charges,, their horses rearing, and plunging. Only one old bull showed any sign of being hurt last they reached solid ground again. The hunters; plunged into the water and crossed. ' On the other side Mr. Seeley dismounted from Flinka to load his rifle, his spur caught in the grass and the strap being wet it pulled off. He did not notice the loss until he tried to use it, and then was unable to - find it again, '•':, and that is how 84 years later it came ; to be turned out by a breaking plow. • Without his spur he could not get Flinka to stir and so he was compelled to drop the chase,- which proved to be. fortunate, for the buffalo circled and \ came back within rifle range of him, • and he succeeded in stopping one, Tnlr is the only buffalo known to have been ; killed in Koseuth. J The party skinned their buffalo and taking one quarter moved down tp Ashuelot, near the present John Chapin farm in Portland township, and camped for the night. In honor of the x hunt they named the creek Buffalo Fork, During the night the beaver, who were building a dam, made such a racket that tired as they were the hunters were disturbed in their sleep. , The beaver have gone and the buffalo have disappeared not only from Kossuth, but from the face of the earth, The pioneers who knew them are also passing. , Saturday the hat sale was a big success The Kraft company is rapidly getting an established position among Algona business houses, Whittemore Champion: Mr. A. B Chambers of Algona, who manufactures the Fan Tan cigar advertised in this paper, was a pleasant caller last week. He has a fine trade established and it is increasing rapidly, owing to the excellent quality of his goods, Cheever Hudson has bought one of those sets of scales on which all you have to do is touch the button, They weigh and tell the price on anything I 6 ? 8 «A fttl 10 ° P°«nds at anywhere fro| d to eo cents a pound, even to a quarter of a cent, The scales cost $60, ^ J, L, MoNamera of Hartley has bought the Johns hotel at the Mil- - waukee depot and IB now in charge traded a farm near Hartley for the e property. Mrs. Ryan the and have who e- A FRIEND'S TRIBUTE, H. Ingham Writes of the A. L. Seeley as He JCne-w Him. The following letter explains itself. THE UPPER DES MOINES has already given the early relations between A. L, Seeley and W, H. Inghara as pioneers, Mr. Ingham knew Mr. Seeley better perhaps than any other pioneer did: REDWOOD CITY, May 3,—Your letter telling us of the probable death of our old friend, A, L. Seeley, before W should get it, brought up many memo* 4| ries of the early settlement of Kossutli county, in which he has lived for more than 40 years, Perhaps no one has been able to know him better than myself, meeting him for the flwt time in a business transaction in Ced,ar Kapids in J858, L,atepin January, 1855, wanting someone to gQ with me to Ko«' suth county to establish ft claim on Sep. 24-96,39, he was asked if be would _Mkf to go and secure & claim., He at sai but made prevent his going, reasons that wast 1.7;"* r »Vi VMV M*o BUtUg! #*« I'W "fi» 'if there is nothing pore to lwpy«! from adapting ttun vfetf »H b*» Jo, Misbaok, been now a man who wlllooue to if with wre ready and off with Joseph, W. We reached the cabin & J«dge early in January,

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