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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 23, 1896
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MOIH18I ALGOKA, IOWA* ^ v.; * - v '* *r f r , l '" V]; < l v"? .r^^f!;- % l ^ f VMtOt t& Subscribers: 11.50 75 4o _ St iibbye fates. il,inotiet order, express order, . Kfctoaof adtertisltifcsenton appllcatioii. MUw&tiked is plannibg on ah exposition tot 1898 that will be a novelty atteag great fairs. The plans are already Under consideration, and pro' tide tot & great terraced structure, semicircular in form, at least 1,200 feet long 1 , td be built at the northern ex* tremity of the beautiful Milwaukee bay. It will be surrounded by the splendid Residences of Milwaukee's wealthy men and form i.he central edifice of an exposition the varied features of which will be distributed along nearly two miles of the water front of Lake Michigan. This semicircular bulldibg will be a veritable hanging garden, the outside terraces beibg covered with flowers and shrubs. Nothing equal to it has ever been attempted in the United States, excepting, of course, the Columbian exposition. ___ —- _^_ - _^_ - _ THE CUBAN RESOIAJTIO5TS. Senator Cameron has introduced some resolutions recognizing that Cuba is and of right ought to be free. The impression is that congress is going to adopt them. This impression has brought Secretary Olney to the front with a declaration that President Cleveland alone has authority to recognize belligerency in foreign parts. Mr. Olney may or may not be right technically. Senator Sherman says he is not, and that President Cleveland is under as much obligation to obey resolutions legally passed by congress as any other citizen. He ought not to be right, in any event. Congress and not the executive or tbe courts ought to be the growing governing power in this country if we are to keep pace with England in popular government. A great many will agree with Col. Henderson on this Cuban controversy. He says he cannot get excited over Cuban grievances. But a great many more are so weary of the constant assumption on the part of Cleveland that this country cannot survive without him, that they would be willing to have war with Spain or anybody else, if he could be put in front of a fighting regiment. Olney now seems to have become thoroughly infected with this Cleveland spirit, and he is bearing the whole weight of the country's safety on his shoulders while Grover is off hunting ducks. What would happen to the United States if Grover and Olney should both want to hunt ducks on the same day? STATE REVENUE REFORM. In another column a few paragraphs from a recent interview with Senator Funk are given. He has been studying the problem of assessment and ^taxation, and is today probably the best informed man in the state. He says that the average assessment of property in Iowa now is not over 20 percent, of actual value. If this is correct every new county ought to be aggressively in favor of any proposed plan to equalize. There is not a new county where the assessment is not higher than 20 per cent. This means that the new counties are paying more tbap their share of the state expenses, while tbe old and wealthy counties are paying less than their share. What objection is there to the plan he proposes of assessing at full value and then taking 50 per cent, as a basis of taxation? What objection is there that is valid to enforcing the existing Jaw, as Geo, E, Boyle proposed years ago,- 'and assessing and faxing all property at its full value? RUMORS CONTINUE, • It,}a still " definitely announced" tbat (Senator Allison has been offered tbft state department by President McKinley, It is • also definitely an- nppnced by those close to the senator ; ibat be has no intention of accepting a 'gajbinet postyipn, No one in Iowa jjeJievestbatie w|U leave .the senate. r .;His health JK mpob improved and, be : ,wiJl go &9 '"^asbington epon, - TbJ?'n^pfling'e Register has the •A special dispatch to Pubuque, Iowa, says ^as peso, offered tbe ., ffoe cabinet Of Majpr at P| seprejta>y of state, if is ----"— ^^3 piacje py Jfi ftorttr&tt toWft wher6 the tatrtct will do it is oitf lake resoft ttrafcty. A l&ke resort without beet seems to be out of the question, and tbe Method of selling beer lately at the lakes can be easily improved upon. •*- 4- -*The Estherville Vindicator says: "Lafe Young is expected to attend the editorial meeting at Algona and to do some of the talking. The boys will btf tickled half to death to have him with them." -!--*• -4- All attempt to pass a revenue bill in this congress has been dropped. An extra session will be called in March. The republican tariff committee are already at work on a new bill. « 4- -s- -;Congressman Dolliver is at the head of three sub-committees on the tariff and a member of another which will draft the reciprocity clause of the new tariff. Be has charge, practically, of the agricultural, lumber, wool, and other schedules. • -f- -T- 4- The Republican last week quoted from J. H. Punk of Iowa Falls and credited it to A. B. Punk of Spirit Lake. The two Funks are quite independent and individual forces in the legislature, and it don't often happen that such quotations fit the case. -5- 4- -4- The Register notes Dolliver's appointments on tbe tariff committees and says: "All of these are important subcommittees and Mr. Dolliver will be an influential man in shaping the new tariff law." 4-4-4- Durlng 1896 Clay county had three criminal convictions, Dickinson eight, Emmet two, Hancock five, Humboldt three, Kossuth four, Palo Alto one, and Pocahontas none. This is shown by the state auditor's report. 4-4-4- A great many have wondered where in the economy of civilization the remnants of the Indians are to come in. Foot ball seems to solve the problem. Foot ball is essentially Indian. Saturday evening the Indian boys from the Carlisle, Pa., school bested the Wisconsin university team in Chicago, winning by pure endurance. The chief Indian player was Lone Wolf and he and two others led in rushes by which the swarthy savages gradually broke down the opposing line. Over 8,000 spectators were present and cheered the Indians to the echo. 4-4-4- Geo. E. Roberts of Fort Dodge and probably Johnson Brigham of the Midland Monthly will respond to toasts at the editorial banquet. 4-4-4- The Ruthven Free Press speaking of the banquet says: "Al. Adams may beex- pected to make a report on his succotash at that time." Al. accepts the suggestion and will tell about what gasoline can do in a print shop. 4-4-4- Mark Hanna, the most talked about man in the country, is really little known, and little is actually known of his family, Mrs. C. F. McLean of Cincinnati, who contributed "The Coming First Lady of the Land," to the December Midland Monthly, (Des Moines, Iowa,) will have in the January issue of the magazine a nonpolitical sketch of " Mark Hanna and His Family." with fourteen large portraits and views. Mrs. McLean Is the only writer who has been able to obtain the portraits of Mark Hanna's charming family, and her sketch is enriched by a personal acquaintance with the subject. SENATOR FUNE INTERVIEWED. He Talks Freely of Iowa's Present Revenue ]Jaws—Some of tUe Proposed Changes. Senator Funk was in Des Moines last week. He was interviewed by the Register and expressed his opinions as to the causes of the present deficiency in state revenues. Speaking of the present method of assessing property for taxation he said: " There is not a board of supervisors in the state that does not violate the present state law when it instructs the assessors each time in the levying of taxes, Every board in the state has been guilty of violating the revenue laws in this manner, .The law must be altered and a statute enacted that will compel the supervisors to obey it. A penalty should be provided for violations on the part of the boards and on the part of the assessors, and they should be made to live up to it," The trouble with tho state now is, be says, " we have been working for a number of years on a slumping basis of valuation. We have" gotten down where the assessed valuation is not one mill over 20 per cent," Both of these evils are remedied by the bill passed in the senate last winter, and to be brought up at the extra sea* sion; "The bill we drew up provided for an assessed valuation of 100-cents on the dollar and a taxable valuation of 50 cents, That is, it requires the assessor to first fix the actual value of the property and then assess it 50 cents on the dollar. Tbe way it has been, there has been absolutely no guide for boards of supervisors to go by, and this }e the cause for the present deficit," Speaking generally of the session Senator Funk said: "I believe the extra session is not disposed to take up matters outside of legitimate code work, I think the code proper W he passed in about six 'weeks. I am opposed to taking up all controverted questions outside of the code that will be. time consumers. Aponjr them, of course, would eeme tbe mftnufftoiwring MU. If AlHfon should go into IMatorfaJ figM W}Ji nence than ever. Aside from the auditor and treasurer of state, no man is better posted or closer connected with the state revenues than is he. The most, difficult and most important thing to come before the extra session is the passage of a. revenue bill. The people all over the slate are crying for a revision in the revenue laws, for the adoption of some system that will make taxation tnofe equitable, and that will place the state of Iowa on & sounder financial basis. It is everywhere conceded that the present tax laws are insufficient and inequitable." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Mrs. Lamoreaux is renting her big farm in Buffalo and will move to Burt. The annual meeting of the Burt creamery asssociation comes Saturday, Jan. 2. A. L. Ormsby writes an open letter urging Emmetsburg to adopt a city sewerage system. Surt Gibbs and Miss Minnie Meinzer were married last week at Burt and go to Louisiana to live, Burt will be kodaked. The Monitor says Lincoln Hall, S. N. Harris and J. A. Shaeffer have all ordered. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. J. B. Winkel of Algona came over on Saturday and spent a few days with Mrs. F. Dealv. Harry Wilson is getting up a baking contest at Emmetsburg. He offers three sacks of flour for the best loaf of bread. Mrs. W. H. Reed has brought her mother from Wesley to Algona for a visit. Mrs. Corey's health is very poor at present. Guy Taylor went up to Burt last week to a turkey shoot. The Monitor says he did not miss a shot. A banquet ended the day's sport. The Monitor notes the visit'of the. Burt Woodmen to Algona and says: Of course they had lots of fun making the boys ride the "goat." A couple of slick peddlers sold 3,000 pounds of strained honey in Estherville at 15 cents a pound. It was brown sugar melted and reduced with water. The Clarion Monitor says of presiding Elder Yetter: He is not only an entertaining talker and logical rea- soner, but has a happy way of expressing his ideas—three leading essentials to success in the ministry as well as in other public speakers. Fenton has a photograph gallery with dance attachment. Geo. Smith of Bancroft has opened up and will soon have the Fentonites fixed on enduring card board. He should get Supervisor Weisbrod before he begins his county duties. He will not look so cheerful after he finds out what is expected of him for the pay he gets. Emmetsburg Reporter: This story comes from Algona: A. well known young man called on his best girl on Thursday evening, and in spite of his most lively efforts conversation lagged. After a silence of considerable duration she asked him what he was thinking about. He, hoping to please her, replied: "I was thinking of the same thing you were." She, turning around, answered quicker than lightning: "I'll slap your mouth if you try it." BAILEY ON EABLY HISTORY. He Threatens to Publish Something About Early Bays When Nothing; Hut Cranes Could Live In Hancock County. Bailey refers to an inquiry by THE UPPER DES MOINES as to the health of the Clear Lake pioneer, Jas. Dickinson, and says he is going into the early history business. As a sample of what he can do he says: Uncle Jas. Dickinson was here when the hills were all holes in the ground and Kossuth county was a lake, and killed buffalo all over these prairies. There is Uncle Anson Avery over at Goodell, too. He was here when this whole country was an ocean and Brltt an island. He hunted buffalo where Britt now stands. Down at Corwith last summer they found the entire skeleton of a buffalo in a peat swamp, where it had doubtless mired. It had a bell on. Out near Corwith about 15 years ago they found the skeleton of a man with the remains of his gun, powder horn, etc,, lying on the ground, John Magor found it and used the skull for a sugar bowl for several years, J, A, Treganza has the tooth of a masta- don that must have been big enough in its day to swallow Cap, Bush whole, dry too, without greasing him. From the evidences of prehistosio remains that we found in the mounds here this season, we should infer that the people away back before-the Indians lived and buried their dead here and used Kossuth county for a place to herd their buffalo and geese, and as a place to catch muskrats and pickerel. Appointing Postmasters, Rock Rapids Review; Filling the pqstoffices has probably had as much to do with making and unmaking con' gressmen as all the other fortunes of politics, Either exceptional tact or exceptional decision and courage are required to come out of the ordeal whole, Instances will be remembered of congressmen who attempted to shirk tbe responsibility and make no enemies, and they have been the sorriest of all failures, Following the change in ad* ministration two Iowa congressmen concluded to take the bull by the horns and have the tussel out. Congressman Clark announced that he proposed to decide n41_p,pj^Qffice applications before '- '8gto» aM wo,uld sot be after congress con* Tea? UJPPBIR wpuidjeitheF wait 'fo P P9 , SBfl bays dane " with'! The only visit of the Sacs and Foxes to Kossuth county, that is known, was in April 1852 or earlier, when they descended upon the Sioux camped on what is now the Gottlieb Bohn farm in Plum Creek township. In the letter written by Dr. Collins to A. L. Seeley in 1860, already before published by THE UPPER DES MolfrES, the date is given as the year before Fort Dodge was established, which would be 1849. But Hewitt and Dickenson had nol located at Clear Lake until 185l ( and it is one of the traditions of early days that Ko-kow-ah's band first came from Tama to Clear Lake to hunt, and there learned of the presence of the Sioux and with some of the Winnebagoes camping with Hewitt, came over decked in their war paint. The date 1852 is adopted by Alice B Busbey who in her book entitled "Two Summers Among the Mus quakies" has the following item aboul the battle: "A fight occurecl between the Musquakie band, located in Tama county, and the Sioux, in 1852. This took place on the west side of the Des Moines river. A party of Musquakies under a sub-chief Ko-ko-wah, secreted themselves near the Sioux camp, and when a number of the braves had gone out on hunting and trapping expedi tions, fell upon the camp, who thu taken by surprise, though they fough desperately, could not overcome theit assailants. Sixteen were killed, and boy of fourteen taken captive. Three Sacs who were with the party were killed, and one Musquakie, who wai shot by a Sioux squaw. Crowned witl glory, the victors hurriedly buriec their dead and took the homeward trail, well satisfied with the result o the expedition. Upon their arrival a the camp there was great rejoicing and the victory was celebrated by feast and dance, and' round the camp fire the braves flourished their war clubs, and their hideous war cry rang out into the night, as they describee the way in which their victims had fallen." Johnnie Green's band was often in the country south of Kossuth along the Des Moines. Johnnie Green, o Chemeuse, was a Pottawattamie, and. many of the stragglers who came back to Iowa and joined in the settlement which still exists in Tama county, wen Pottawattamies. But in the mail they were remnants of the Sacs and Foxes, calling themselves Musquakies the Indian name of the Foxes. It wai Johnnie Green's band which came u] with Henry Lott to avenge him agains the Sioux who had driven him out o Webster county in 1848. Lott had barrel of whiskey hidden, which th Sioux had not found, and Green's band did not get much beyond th neighborhood of the whiskey. But it is related of them that they would no drink it until they got back to Ell Point in Boone county where thei were camped, and that they travellec 36 miles carrying their powder horn and tin cups filled to the brim. During 1846 and succeeding years severa hundred of these Indians were along the Des Moines in Boone. They had learned to make maple sugar and the pioneers bought their appliances o them when they finally left. Their sugar troughs were made of the bark of elm trees, and so well constructed that they lasted several .years. A large walnut trough was used for collecting sap, and was Kept in Boone county many years. In the early fifties these Indians had all congre gated in and about Tama county. Johnnie Green was well' known to Mr. Samuel' Reed, the Irvington pioneer. Mr. Reed came to Albion in Marshall county just north of the Tama settlement on the Iowa river, in 1853 and there built a mill. Green's band camped one summer near the mill, and Green was a frequent visitor at Mr. Reed's home. He was then quite advanced in years, could talk English intelligibly, and was wel liked by the whites. Mr. Reed re lates one incident of him. He was asking Green why he had not joined it the Blackhawk war, and suggested that possibly he was afraid. Green drew out a big butcher knife he carried in his belt and pointed it a his own heart as he solemnly assured Mr. Reed that he had rather it would be driven in to the hilt than that any 1 one should call him a coward.. Green when he died, was buried in the white peoples' cemetery in Albion, The Sacs and Foxes are .the bes known of the western Indians, They produced some great leaders, whose names have become part of the geographical nomenclature of the state. Powesbiek, Appanoose, Wapello, etc, At'the beginning of the century they held the Mississippi valley from Prairie Du Chien nearly to St. Louis. Treaty by treaty they relinquished their rights to Iowa soil until in 1845 tbe remnants of the tribes were re moved to a reservation in Kansas. Homesick stragglers came back by hundreds and congregated in Tama county on the Iowa river. Here the legislature finally allowed them to buy land, and here they still remain, Keokuk was the great orator of the Sacs and Foxes and Blaokhawk the great warrior, Keokuk had a keen wit. When tbe Mormons were at Nauvoo, Joseph Smith, in an elaborate address, told Keokuk and his assembled followers that he bad been divinely appointed to inform them that their tribawas part of the lost tribes of Israel, and that he bad been com missioned to remove tbem to a new land.— a land flowing with milk and boney. Keokuk arose gravely to reply and said his people were not fond of milk and that they got all the honey they wanted where they were, Would tbe, government annuities be greater in this new land, and would there be a plentiful supply of whiskey? 'Keokuk opposed the Biftokhawk, war and Black, hawk never forgave him, His ' " starJy broke away to join Bi^ha ense> but Eeojjpi? held them by .Sbrew.i.^weU M etoent r~ .„,,,» if tbey wanted to. go, be w.Qul4 Jeai them. Tblf i._ —.—,„_„« „ ..-viYfa* Thefl by mr see be, SBlarge4 uppfl $he jp.owe.1? of ftlA wViff.a v\a/\w%l<^> nt« A *« MMA 1»V * •' visited Washington in 183f and toade a great speech in answer to the charges of the Sioux, In manner, appearahgg, voice, gesture, and argument he was compared favorably at that time with tbe great orators of congress, Blackhawk was tbe greatest Indian Of the wests Keokuk was charged with taking bribes, was vain, and had all the vices of his people. Blackhawk married but one wife, to whom he was faithful till death, he was honest, temperate, and bold. Before he died he wrote att auto-biography giving a full history of his life, and of his war against the whites, adding many observations and opinions which indicate that he was a man of greal intelligence. Blackhawk was a greal orator, but inferior to Keokuk. Wher he was buried he wore a military suil presented by Jackson's cabinet, sword presented by Jackson himself, a cane presented by Henry Clay, ahc three silver medals presented by Jack son, John Quincey Adams, and the citizens of Boston. Whiskey was the bane of-the Sacs and Foxes as of all the other Indians. Keokuk became a drunkard and died in a debauch in Kansas. Even Blackhawk was in his old age intoxicated in Burlington at a Fourth of July celebration, where he made one of the addresses. A curious incident is related of Wapello. His son was killed by Sioux in 1834. When the chief heard of it he was on the Skunk river. He swam across the stream and arriving at the trading post gave his best pony for a barrel of whiskey, which he rolled out, inviting the crowd to partake to drown their grief. It was ou of a treaty which Blackhawk did not approve of and which he said was signed by chieftains who were drunk when they returned, that the Black hawk war arose. The Sacs and Foxes had a novel cure for drunkenness The unlucky victim was tied neck and heels like a hoop and rolled over and over until he was sober. The hatred of the Sacs and Foxes towards the Sioux was bitter. Black hawk, while drunk in Burlington, kep boasting, "nesso Sioux, a heap." No such bitter feud existed between any other two nations. AH dreaded the Sioux, but the Sacs and Foxes bore vindicative and active grudge agains' them, which the Sioux had given ample occasion for, and most cordially reciprocated. After Blackhawk was captured a' the end of his war in 1832, he was taken to Washington. He made t speech to the president. "We did no expect to conquer the whites," he said "They have too many houses, too many men. I took up the hatchet, for my part, to revenge injuries which my people could no longer endure Had I born them longer without strik ing my people would .have said 1 Blackhawk is a woman, he is too old to be a chief, he is no Sac.' These reflections caused me to raise the war whoop." It was removing Blackhawk and his band from Rock Island in the Mississippi to the Davenport side tha brought on the war. In his autobiography Blackhawk showed himsel: the first Henry Georgeite, for in dis cussing this removal he philosophically "observed: "My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold. The grea 1 spirit gave it to his children to live upon and cultivate as far as necessary for their subsistence, and so long as they occupy and cultivate it they have a right to the soil, but if they voluntarily leave it other people have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away." Blackhawk in his old age, deserted •and lonely, observed as many a great man before and-since: "The pathway to glory is rough, and many gloomy hours obscure it." THE LUVEBNE FOSTOFFIOE. The Sound Money Club of JJuVerne Will Elect Saturday—It Will Be a Great Day, R. V, Scott has issued the following announcement in LuVerne, he being president of the sound money club "It is understood that a choice of the sound money club of LuVerne will decide who will be postmaster at LuVerne An election will be held at the News office between the hours of 8 and 5 p m, on Saturday, Dec, 26, and everyone whose name appears on tbe club list will be entitled to a vote for the candii date of his choice." E, H. Rodgers, editor of the News, I. P. Harrison, O, E, Stephenson, H. S, Benedict, Paul Fechner, and others are talked of, and LuVerne is talking of nothing else. Bro. Rodgers says frankly he wants to be chosen, and others are equally frank. STRANGE BUIOIDE AT SPENDER, The Deputy Treasurer Shoots Herself—A Highly Esteemed Toune Lady, The people of Spencer were startled Saturday morning by the suicide of Miss Winnie Traver. Miss Traver was a young woman about 24 years of age, She worked in the county treasurer's office, When the treasurer opened tbe office in the morning be found her in a chair dead, A revolver lay on the table in front of her with four empty chambers, It was evident that she had at first accidentally discharged the re* yolver, as there is a bullet wound in one of her hands, She afterwards fired one shot at the heart, but it struck too low. Then she unbuttoned her dress and corset and fired two more shots, No cause can be assigned for the act, All sorts of rumors are afloat as to the cause, but nothing definite is known, though despondency is the generally aooeptecl theory. The case }s a very strange one. There »re hints of ft de- falcatioa, though there is absolutely «o foundation far such a suspicion, • BBPOPTi following additional .details, were . .led to ^HB UPPEJJ DBS JSfjQJNEjS *st evening by telephone from 9R?noew Wejjnia Trm$v 'shot aod jm^bergejfoa the Right fit Dej?, J8, Shewfts^ young Jady afeovrt 24-years of age, a member ef the. CpjagregaMpnal Church pf ,t,hlg plgpe ,ancj w&s we.U fopwgbt olhere Jn, Spacer, AS fc» {fee e? tb.fjfejo.ttng, her m\%& bis early in the self fbuf times', , left hand, It }§ , One shot did this accidentally! r het> brothel''s reVoCf *' ^Making it frotti the she boarded with the fatailv other shot went through tM ' ni* ^oraeti inclining toward thJltffjg? The last shot, or the one su «« the tip of her heart. Kd doubt a- was trying to reach that organ! 8} "' was unacquainted with the locatidfi. WILL HEAR ASOtJT PLtTTOORAgt. President Q, A. dates Will Tell tJi» Editors at the AJgena Meeti«rf thai Wealth Is MondfroJissin* thu Country, K inw President G. A. Gates of lotta college, at Grinnell, is to address the editors at Algona Jan. IS. Sis topic is, "The Future of Democracy in America." He spoke in Des Moines last week giving the same address taking rather a gloomy view of the future of free institutions. He holds the newspaper editors responsible for considerable of the trouble, which will make his views' of double interest. Probably no address that has yet been listened to by the Upper Des Moines association will excite more debate or be more closely listened to. Mr Gates is a man of scholarly attainments, a vigorous and forceful speaker and inclined to be very radical if the newspaper reports of what he says . are fair to him. As a foretaste of the address we clip a few paragraphs from the report given by the Daily Capital. President Gates said: "Kelly's army, which marched through Iowa on its way to Washington, was arrested on its arrival there for the trivial offense of stepping on the grass, or some other equally insignificant charge. The members of it harmed no one, yet after their long journey to the national capital they were denied a hearing before the body of men elected to serve the people, the common classes as well as -those in better circumstances. In the face of this a senator had informed the speaker that a railroad president had been in almost constant attendance on the floor of , the senate, a point of vantage to which he was no more entitled than one of the members of Kelly's army. And when this same senate can be held up for profit by the sugar trust, a transaction about which there is no secret, it is time we are opening our sleepy eyes and finding out whether we are a plutocracy or a .democracy. The American people are far too generous with the public gifts it' is_ within their power to bestow. We can always be generous, but it is not so easy to be just. • "The main cause for this condition lies with the editors in their sanctums. All over the country there are young men filling editorial chairs who dare not speak their convictions. The next in responsibility are the professors in universities and colleges, and the pulpit comes in for a liberal share of this same responsibility. , Great fortunes are amassed, and yet the people will permit the wool to be pulled over their eyes by the expenditure by one man of one per cent, of his fortune toward the support of a great educational institution. "With the freedom the American people have given all large corporations, the railroad interests could almost exercise the powers of omnipotence over the agricultural classes, if they choose to do so. Naked plutocracy could get itself into political power under our democratic form of government when it would be exceedingly difficult for it to do so under a monarchial form. The growth of the money power the past ten years has been so great that should the people be confronted with the true facts in the matter the statements 'would meet general denial. It has become so great that there is danger of even the educated classes being dominated by the power of wealth." President Gates does not speak of political parties nor condemn one or the other for the conditions he says exist. But being asked about the democratic party he says; "The best thing for the democratic party is for it to appoint a day for a season of fasting and prayer." The general public will be invited to bear this address, which is apparently well calculated to warm things up, THE qOLPFIELP WREQg. .'The Burlington Railway looses $10,- OQO-JDispute As to the Blame, It is estimated that the Burlington road loses $10,000 jn damages by . . running into the Northwestern passenger coach at Goldfield, The Burlington train men tell along the Hne, according to the Emmetsburg Tribune, that if the Northwestern train had stopped at the crossing the accident would not have occurred, But the Clarion Moni* tpr, which is pti the ground, says; The wreck was caused by the failure of tbe B, 0. R. & N, train to stop at tbe crossing, that train being about 100 rods away when the 0, $ N, W. stopped fop the, crossing and started up again ex* peoting the other train to stop. It is supposed tbe air brakes on the freight failed to work, but owing to conflicting stories told by the train -men it is Jm» possible to tell juet who is. at Jew* Farwera M»Y«> P»rl»S flje J»aj llm ftpgi Rave . Jpwa prpp tb&t tbe farmer^ have pearly 2,000,000 bop the past valued afc $ JgfOQO.pSO, Pally 89 ent, fit the hQgs have flfoa. g^en JR a belt o| aafl ^fiwa tb,e ireete §&£§ „„, $?«ntt,e| , wHiuyjiwWQflQ mmm *%, $» of to* itetg*,; ffbe • w9Ha*. gm&m& iWJfiteif * ; ,' X |

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