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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 24, 1896
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, &nd her business blocks the eual of an toWii of Iik6e!*<5 in the §ub*8Hfe»« : . 'tJi'itS, s'H Atttt ' The ndffilflattoh of Mctttnley has '• beofi anticipated fdi? weeks. His raft* \ jority io the convention was over" whelming, fully tie big as his friends had claimed, It cfttfle In t-esponse to a Invading public sentltrient. The fe« publican masses were for McKlnley. 1?hey will be for McKinley OH election day, and he stands and will stand thousands of votes stronger with his patty than any platform that could be written for him. The platform may and will draw outside support, 'There can be no doubt that thousands of democrats will vote the republican ticket on account of it. But with republicans McKinley will be the magnet, and thousands will vote for him .who will question the wisdom of the platform. McKinley is a clean man in private life, his public record is without stain, His genial disposition, his power as an orator, his fine presence, his irreproachable life, endear him to the people. He is the embo'dyment of all that is best in American public life. Other men may surpass him in ability or in experience. But no man is his superior in all the relations of a public 'Career. Of Mr. Hobart less is known to the public. Those who met him at St. Louis speak in his praise. He is in the rigor of young manhood, clear brained and enthusiastic. His nomination will be especially acceptable because it marked the complete overthrow of the Platt influence in the national convention. The republican party has not in late years presented a ticket so wholly acceptable to the rank and file as McKinley and Hobart. 6ne day Capt. stray" when the minister chanced id be discoursing Upon the beauties of heaven, and among thaw its gulden streets, mm interrupt* ed the services long enough to declare that if gold was th§ favored iaetai of he&vefi he for ohe did hot want to go there, and stalked out of the church with the eafne swelling and UncMtroi* lable sense of virtue and indignation with which his Puritan fathers threw the tea into the harbor one hundred years prior to the crime of *?3, ' k _i The State Register says it has no time to give to that assessment episode. We should feel as the Register does in view of the unanimous vote by the Iowa delegation, All attention now turns to the Chicago convention which comes in less than three weeks. At present Horace — „..„„.. fixtures 10* Htfttcli-"* and haws & fetf feeatftiftil St5re. Sidgway of Whittemofs is p^StomMinn., Itt & land 6f< fice. Geo. B. Boyle and he have bought several thousand acres have gene into partnership, George will remain in KosSUth to attend ttt the Independent! bare, Humboldt THE IOWA MONEY PLANK. The Iowa delegation after a four- hour debate at St. Louis voted against putting "gold" into the national platform by a majority of 19 to 7. They adopted a plank drafted, there is good reason to believe, by Senator Allison. It read as follows: " We favor the use of gold, silver, and paper as the money of the United States, all to be kept on a parity of value, and the enactment of necessary laws to accomplish the purpose. We also favor the use of silver as international money, either through international agreement to secure a common ratio with free coinage at such ratio by the agreeing nations, or by concurrent legislation of the leading nations to accomplish the same purpose. That pending such an arrangement, which should be promoted by the power of the United States, .it is unwise and inexpedient for the United States alone to adopt a free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and therefore we oppose such free coinage of silver." This was presented by Senator Gear to the resolution committee, but the gold men were in a decided majority. When the plank finally adopted was reported to the convention three of the Boles seems to have a good chance to be nominated, He was in Chicago last week arranging his headquarters. The silver men who walked out of the republican convention have nominated Senator Teller of Colorado for president, The populists have Issued a manifesto endorsing him. It is not at all likely the democrats will consider him, however. The Iowa Editor says Gov. Drake rented a house at St. Louis and invited Lafe Young to occupy it with him during the convention. Then along came the cyclone and demolished the house and Lafe was left to the mercies of the lunch counter and cot. The Editor need have no fear about Lafe. If there was anyone from Iowa able to take care of himself and enjoy the best he was the man. And in addition he got the best reports of what Iowa people wanted to know back to the Capital. The Iowa Homestead has secured the job of printing the state fair premium lists for five years. It does the work without cost to the society, getting its pay out of advertising. > Thomas .and two oldest boys took a lay off and drove to Algona, Tuesday, where they will visit relatives and Walt will enjoy the field day to be held tlis week by the A. O. tt, W. of Kossu U eouaty at Alg-ona. The Armstrong Journal doesn't think much of the Swea City ball club: Swea City ought to raise enough mdney to deport their club. If measured by their actual worth it wouldn't take a great sum, but if measured by their own estimation it would be necessary to issue bonds in order to get money ehough to transport them beyond the borders of Kossuth county, Forest City Summit: After disappoint ng the local publishers twice "Baby" Bliss managed to reach town yesterday and gave his exhibition last evening. The wheelmen gave him an escort which ho should be proud of, as he went up street at the head of a company numerous enough for a general, The visitor was good at a four-mile clip, but.was not able to beat up the pace. OUT-OF-DOOB CONCERTS. Algona was much like a southern city Saturday evening, much as foreign cities are described, nearly all the people on the walks in the cool of the evening to enjoy Col. Gatch told the Register reporter in Des Moines: I think the east made a mistake in insisting upon an unqualified declaration for the single gold standard, thereby unnecessarily antagonizing thp sentiment of a very large, respectable and thoughtful element of the party in the .west and south, and that they did the only thing that can possibly raise a doubt as to the result of the election of the nominees. THE UPPER DBS MOINES can't go back on the platform. It has it in two places this week. About the chief thing done by the get- Iowa delegation at St. Louis was Iowa delegates, Mr. Call among them, voted againlt it with a view of amending to conform to the previous vote of the Iowa delegation. When they saw that this was out of the question they changed their votes, preferring the plank adopted to the plank proposed hy the silver extremists. The State Register in referring to their vote speaks of " wabbling." In point of fact the wabbling was done by the delegates who voted to k'eep gold out of the platform in tbe Iowa caucus and then voted on the first opportunity to put it in in the convention. The position of the Iowa delegation _ was that declaring for maintaining a parity was equivalent to declaring for the present standard, and was free from many objections to declaring for gold. As a. matter of politics TBE UPPER DBS MOINES has no doubt that they acted wisely, Time, however, will tell, As the campaign progresses the strength and weakness of an out, and-outgold declaration will become apparent. JJBPUJjJylCANS 4-T ST, fcOTTlS, A very complete report of the re- ting the political finances on a business basis. For this Delegate Call is receiving due credit, as the dispatches in the daily papers show. It was a worthy job, well done. A. B. Cummins is likely to rank high on the national republican committee. national convention appears - e» the second page of this issue, includ* ^9g the, platform, Baldwin's nprninat* ' 4»g ^peeob for Aiuspn, the ballots by >Wd»- ' Mr. Cummins made the motion to have a finance committee take charge of affairs at St. Louis. His stand for clean financial work in home politics is a warrant of good service in his wider field. Editor Danforth of the Vermilion, S. D., Republican was in Algona yesterday. He says Senator Pettigrew's bolt will not affect the republicans there, and that the state is safe for McKinley. He says Pettigrew, while an able man, has lost his influence in the state. IN THIS NEiqHBOBHQOD. Miss Cramer will assist in the Spencer teachers' institute. Mrs. J. M. Farley of Whittemore is in New York for a two months' visit. A, H. Hotelling bad a $2,000 life insurance policy. It was paid last week. The Bancroft fair association is going to furnish free conveyance to the the concert given in the public square. The music, the out-door promenade, and the social greetings, served to make the close of a hot day enjoyable. In the afternoon equally large crowds of people from the country endured the heat to listen to the music. These concerts are the result of a popular subscription. Their continuance is uncertain. The query often put is why they are not a proper object of town support. In Dos Moines the city'has secured regular concerts in the park. Everybody has a theory of what is needed to improve the town. TUB UPPER DBS MOIXES would suggest unhesitatingly that no single investment could be made where as little money would accomplish as much good as in the public maintenance of a band of music with regular weekly or semiweekly public concerts. Next to this in order is a public play ground, where the hoys can cultivate athletic sports. A one- mill tax would provide amply for both. That would be one fifty-third of what we paid last year in taxes, many mills of which were little better than thrown away. A case is soon to be in court to test whether towns like Algona have to pay the one- mill county road tax. If it is decided that they do not, as Attorney General Remley holds, how would it be to put part of the money into maintaining a public band? One of the ablest English writers on social reforms was W. S. Jevons. He was an ardent advocate of public musical entertainments. He held them first in the list of popular amusements. In one of his essays he describes the Tivoli gardens near Copenhagen, and attributes to them a refining influence that has affected the manners and culture of all Denmark. Every evening throughout the summer classical orchestra concerts are given free and at intervals a band plays popular airs. The gardens are open to all alike and are thronged by the poorer classes of the city. Jevons says that even the smallest villages have their public concerts. The coming summer is likely to be devoted to a fruitless, heated, and valuelesss debate on the money question; It will make the other burdens of August more unbearable. Algona could signalize the dog days of the campaign by devoting its energies to tail Sides and the Sllf>shod Silent ttf loWa Affair* ST. Lotrts, June 19.—Special to fifes Moines Capital: The finance commit' tee oh the Iowa delegation* composed of French, Macomber and Melsell, met last night and found themselves cati* fronted with the following unpaid bills: Main headquarters, Southern' hotel, $1,000; band advance by S. ,f. Clark, $550! decorations, $lt5; parlor South' ern hotel, $500; rooms at Lihdull hotel at least $300; balance of rent contracted by the Allison club and unpaid, With no funds to pay it, $375. Total, $2,900. There will be some other bills but the total is not large and the delegates are glad to get out of it as cheaply as they have, About $1,000 came in from DubuqUe and the delegation will have the rest to pay, Three rooms at the Southern at $12 a day each remained unoccupied during the entire time. No one knew they were at the disposal of Iowa, until the bill came in last night. This is not Calculated to lessen the kicking at the lack of management of Iowa's affairs here. At first there was some disposi* tlon to criticize Geo. Call and the others who objected to assessments without knowing where the money was to go. Now Mr. Call is receiving congratulations for having set a precedent of doing this business on business principles. He says the delegates are all glad to put up liberally, only they want to know what is being done and they think next time there will be more system about the management of. the bus- northwest. It iS pre-eminently & city of fine residences. Her people are ail prosperous, and why, shouldn't they be? Situated ifi the deatef of one of tbe fittest dairying and farming counties in Iowa, it must iicede be a commercial entrepot; of nd Kimd! importance. One thing that Aleonn wants is a good grain buyef, ahd this would give her unexcelled prestige above the surrounding towns. Her church facilities >n-e equal to those of Vefmllllon. Seven churches are flourishing here, and especially at this time just at the olo--o of a long series Of protracted meetings. Oh SUB' day evening I had the pleasure of heap* Iness and of politics in Iowa. The delegation has been loaded with a $1,000 debt which it never contracted, Here is another about the Iowa Allison club. . Two St. Louis men were skirmishing around the Southern last night trying to find someone to pay them $376 rent that the Allison club had contracted. These gentlemen did not distinguish between dead beats and responsible men. All they seemed to know was that they wanted their money. Crawford and McMillan could not pay it, so the St. Louis men were looking for the finance committee. The finance committee thinks that inasmuch as Governor Drake allpwed his name to be used as president of the club he ought to take --„, p. R. LandlSj formerly of Pierre, who Is now pHstnr of the Baptist church in Algona. Mr, Landls was much pleased to think that Col. Jolley's prospects for the nomination for ernor were so good, fie said: ' were in South Dakota, there isn't a man in the whole state that I would rather see governor than Col. Jolley," Algona is blessed with a full quota of newspapers. Perhaps the aolest edited paper Is THE UPPER DES MOINES by Messrs. Ingham & Warren and to these gentlemen The Republic' an man is indebted for many courtesies shown. Then there are the Republican and the Courier, both managed by enterprising publishers, and these make up a strong list of able journals, to the editors of which the writer is under obligations for numerous favors ex* tended during his stay there. Algona has first class educational facilities in the shape of an excellent high school and normal scbool, and her people take pride in these institutions. One thing about Algona—it is dry, or more so, than Asymptote is at present. COST OP ELEOTEIO LIGHTS. some interest in seeing its" bills And probably he will. But the paid, dele- grounds and back. Fred. Gilohrist was married at Laurens last week, Prof, Gilchrjst performing the ceremony, The United States some of the things which have permanent value, and by enjoying the cool evenings. Such proposals as that of Prof. McBride that counties select their spots of great natural beauty and reserve them for public parks, that towns and villages have bands and public concerts, and public play grounds for base ball, etc., are vastly more important ultimately than half the planks that national campaigns are fought for. ONE ON "U1TOI.E JOE." marshal took charged witfc pedaling whisky. case was made against him. . The Champion states that Mr, »»a Hobart were ete, Tbe. importance of , we presume, accounts for it should h§ JohnMeinburg of Bancroft 'last week, No , and Mrs, H, p. Hatch have gone to Califer? nia for two months. They started Monday by way of the Northern Pacific, per into a, l, have to Bailey hw moved hie pa home of its own. They wil , fumigate the old porters well before Bnlloy Tells a IPlBji Story at tjje Expense of J, W. Tonnaiit. The following veracious sketch is found in the current Britt Tribune: Uncle Joe Tennant of Algona had an experience at Clear Lake last week that he doesn't care to repeat, He has hunted deer and bear in Minnesota, chased the woodchuok to its native lair in Wisconsin and fought Kossuth county musquitoes single handed and not being afraid of anything above ov below earth, he sought to inveigle the festive bullhead from its jungles be. neatb the wipers of OJeai- Lake, In trying to heave his anchor he tipp< boat over and there he was wi~, „ capsized boat anchored in water juat a ''little longer" than be wan ^nd netn-ly SO rods |pom land. He was in the yvater nearty an hour wjth no one in - ~ht op helping: distance, and worst of T.n a TIM nH Vil s\t*tf « » n *.-*.« 1 A „ u J all the wind blowing a' gale and, every striking him pf it was gation will learn something out of it, and put matters in the hands of responsible persons next time. When the vote of Iowa was given on the money plank, 24 to 2 in favor of it, John Baldwin challenged it. Delegate Call had polled the delegation, which stood 23 for, 1 no, and 2 blank. A mistake was made in announcing it, but on the next poll Call and Rathbun voted no, understanding that it would then be open to amendment. Finding this was a mistake they changed their votes and Iowa's vote was solid for the sound money plank. On the first poll Delegate Barker voted no and Macomber and Rathbun blank. ANOTHEB EEPOBT. DBS MOINES, June 22.—Special to the Marshalltown Times-Republican- The fellow who kicks, whether he is right or not, isn't often popular. But Geo. Call of'Algona, delegate to the republican national convention from the Tenth district, has made something by kicking. Affirst everyone in pol£ tics wanted to kick him and kick right hard, for stirring up such a bad odor in the party. But when the delegation got together in St. Louis it seemed to be pretty nearly of the same mind as Mr. -Call, namely, that some kicking needed to be done. It proved to be a good time to do it. If it results in putting campaign management in Iowa on a daylight basis, with a finance committee that lias something to do besides raise money, it will not have been in vain. A state official, one who is a cheerful and liberal contributor and one who is likely to remain in office for some timeyet, remarked when J. C. BJackford Writes On This Subject Trom Sioux City-Puts the Figure at $15,000. Sioux CITY, June 15, 1896.—To the Editor: We are always Interested in the "home news, "as we call it, as it reaches us from week to week in THE UPPER DBS MOINES. Of late I have noticed frequent items in regard to electric lights, indicating that the town was about ready to establish a plant, either by granting a franchise to some local person or, corporation, or by establishing a city plant. I notice in last week's UPPER DES MOINES that I am quoted as saying that $8,000 would put in a suitable plant for Algona. There is a mistake somewhere, and as I do not wish to go on record as stating that $8,000 would be a sufficient sum I desire to set the matter right. Unprincipled persons, interested in selling machinery, frequently make very low estimates in order to get persons interested, just as your architect makes you a plan for a $2,000 house, which, when built, ' ' twice that amount. For the findw anTalsd lit the' SatL **ni i*. 1 ji 4 ** 1 i. * ^w^ss^a. iLA D< * l *JO J, tt. Anderm Bt in§ofl j fi ShSw would te fagffc Aftef- that fielthef SdblnlOn'e L MP. ffHhe was heafd from days ngo, whe& wdrd wai received tffi he hurt beefl affected at Algdna At Algbna, he eetflpleted all a wertls foe the eotaifig- t>f the « »«,« as he did in this 6lty» tfflly he went a is found to cost I hold that it is he heard about this: "Well, now, you know that some of us would like a change, just a little change in the manner of doing business. I don't think it would be out of order if more than one or two men know how much money is raised and something about how it is spent. This is a step in the right direction." Tbe trouble is that there are few who like to get out in the middle of the road and begin to throw rooks. Every politician is looking after his own interests. Things are in excellent condition for a change in this system of political finances in Iowa, The complaints that have been made have not been very loud and they have not been directed often against the integrity of individuals. The system is what makes the trouble. It has been'entirely changed in New York and other eastern states, where statements are required to be made of cam* paign expenses. IMPRESSIONS OF AX.QQFA. Editor Danfortk Tens Abouj North* ern Jowft J» IIJ8 Vei-mtmoij, g, D., HepubUcufi. Editor E, S. Danfortb, who visited Mr, Davenport a weel? ago for a few days, has given some impressions of Algona to his home readers that will be pleasant reading: The scenery along the Milwaukee road from Point to Canton breads the monotony of a }png ride over Pakota prairies, and better to look at the matter fairly, and estimate the cost on a basis of the best and most economical machinery of sufficient capacity to supply not only the present needs, but which will be entirely adequate to its subsequent needs for a number of years, at least, as it is very expensive remodelling an outgrown plant. It is undoubtedly true that a plant could be established for the sum named, but it would have to be done by erecting a cheap wooden building, and buying the lightest and cheapest equipment obtainable, and a very unsatisfactory service would be the inevitable result. The question arises, would it be desirable to establish a plant on this basis? Algona is justly proud of its fine residences, business buildings, opera house, school house, and churches, and whoever puts in an electric light plant should be required to put up a suitable brick building, equip it with the best and most economical modern machinery of sufficient capacity for the needs of the town for the next ten years. Such a plant could be put in today in Algona for about $15,000. It might cost a little more if lights were taken in the residence parts of town, as the town is somewhat scattered, and could not be equipped quite as cheaply as a town of the same population more compactly built. There never has been a time, however, when a plant could be established as cheaply as now. No person or corporation will be found who is willing to invest this amount of money in a plant unless they are granted a franchise by the town which will protect them (within certain prescribed limits,) and insure the patronage of the town for street lighting, and unless they have a satisfactory assurance of patronage from the public at large, and I believe it would be unwise for the town to consider the question of putting in a city plant until they are ready to invest about the sum named, and put in a plant of which they may feel justlv proud. * There seems to be a popular misconception as to the profit in the electric lighting business. It is profitable only when well equipped, well managed, and well patronised, and there is no business of which I have any knowledge" where the best equipment is so essential to supoess, ; Our company has furnished the power plants for most of the electric light plants established in Iowa during the last few years, and if the city is ready for electric lights wpuld be pleased to give them such, information little farther and hired a « t« bill boatd* but as the d/aft that \? g. pected to receive (?) did act come, & borrowed $40 of the livefyttfln he hkl contracted with, so he cduld pay the bill board mah some ill advance, which he forgot to do after he received ths moneyand was shaking Algona dust frotfl his feet when abated, Th» party that loaned the money should § av £ a,,f^rdiaii appointed and the probabilities are that the man Kline will be turned loose, as the toonev waa returned. J B8 OEEBSINAJADWAY, The "Ringer" of Bethel Said to H B Dying in Germany. Sioux City Journal: Harry Hall last night said his brother, Bob Kaeebs was very ill in Germany, and that the family was distressed about his condition. No particulars of his sickness have been received— only a line stating he was in bad shape. Mr. Hall will attempt to interest the government in his brother's behalf. The issue of the Horseman, which arrived contained the following: The cable brings the information from Berlin that the unfortunate Robert T. Kneebs is at present seriously if not dangerously, ill in the prison hospital. It Is stated likewise that a rehearing of his case, ordered by the imperial court of appeals, cannot be reached for at least three-fourths of a year from this date and if that is true there is small likelihood of the American reinsman living to face his accusers again. That Kneebs sinned few doubt; that he did much harm to the American horse in continental Europe is also true, and that he should be punished follows, but there are times when justice should be tempered with mercy, and he has surely by this time expiated his crime to the full. Ringing a trotter is a heinous enough offense, but it is not one that, merits capital punishment. Kneebs is no credit to his craft, either at home or abroad, but he should not be forced to die like a rat, in its hole. l he highest of the German courts has given him the benefit of the doubt, and until his case has been heard once more he is not legally guilty. Therefore he should not be treated like a condemned criminal. He has lost his standing, his means of making a living, his mare has been confiscated, he is a beggar and has spent many months in jail. • Therefore, though we may all believe him guilty, we cannot but see that he has been punished enough, and a protest against murdering him by inches should be lodged with the imperial German government. HO, POE OLEAB LAKE. Grand Cheap Excursion via. C., M. <fe St. .P. Ry. Account Sermon by Rev. Sam p. Jones. On Sunday, June 28, the noted preacher, Rev. Sam P. Joneg, will deliver one of his celebrated sermons at Clear Lake. The sermon will be delivered in the mammoth pavilion tent, and there will be ample room for the many thousands sure to attend. FOP this occasion th.e C., M. & St. P. Ry. run special excursion trains at. will very low round trip rates, which will include admission to the pavilion to hear the'sermon. 'Special excursion train will leave Algona, at 9:32 a. m Fare for round trip from Algona to Uear Lake and return $1.40, which includes admission to the park grounds and to the pavilion tent to hear the sermon. ___^__ National Democratic Convention. On July 4, 5, and 6, the Northwestern line will sell excursion tickets to Chicago and return at half rates—one fare for the round trip; tickets good for return passage until July 12, 1896. For tickets and full information apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern Ry. EKPUBIICAN COUNTY CONVENTION, To the republican electors of Kossuth county, Iowa: Pursuant to a call of the republican state central committee of Iowa, the congres slonal committee of the Tenth congressional district of Io\va, and the Judicial committee of the Fourteenth judicial district of Iowa, there wJUbe a delegate convention of there- publicans of Kossuth county held in the city of Aigona on Friday, June 88, 1880, at 11 o'clock a. m., at the court house, for the purpose of selecting ten delegates to represent said county Jueacli of the following convention^, towit; Judicial convention at Emmetsburg, June 30, 3 800; state convention at Des MoJnes, July 15,1890 j congressional convention at Jeffevson, July 29, 1890. The renre- sentat'.on will be as follows: fr.eoinet, furnishes good traveler's eyes. fgp the weapy From Canton east to the spene changes again and you get ftnojher Jong pifle through *!! subject, or, if they de o}de that it would be best to grant a franchise to some local corporation, would be pleased to give the matter personal attention and see if a company could be formed to take the"matter up, your pardon fop this long letter, ' Buffalo Oreaoo Eagle ., ....... ,,,, Gveenwoofl ........ German ............ GarfleW ............ Ge-manJa ......... Gnmt .......... Hebron,.., ....... Hai-vlspu ....... .... ifitu H, Blxby ........... LuVerae ........... Lincoln. , .......... PJttTO QreeU. ...... Prairie ' P. ftUl J. Mftnn and the m\y w ft y Ut9Aj»pgeob«BcQvto( the eenter pf * tpten te the mm taste. to jHrtw. • 0, WOT • A. E »?80«8 • -.tpsafVJiaffWffjiHiTtf -.wjrwF J«^H|r,m i^i^tewvhfi.sw ^*k<fiMlPft; a FQB_C4VPVm a<*.qoj At the Lip Oommitteemen. ( ohn Bpy. . 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