The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 3, 1897 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 3, 1897
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THE WPER DE8 MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3. 1897. ffiifcfrt 1HQMAM oft* yes* i W»ebpy,si* months.. » ?s Ode e«py, three months *° , Betttto &ny Address at above ffttes. IWlnlt b* draft, money order, expfess otoer, SfcMBtftliioteatotifriinci. ,. „_ Jfttes ot aftvertlslng sent ofi application. LfiGALlZfttG BREWERIES. ¥hfl Impression created early in the Session that ho new legislation would be enacted at Des Molnes has put the Opponents of breweries off their guard, ^fcile the friends of home beer have been actively at work. It is possible that OH & fair test breweries would be legalized. There has been no discussion, however, to warrant the conclusion. The chief reason urged for legalizing beer making is that it is logical to make at home what we sell. But as has been pointed out repeatadly logic has little to do with liquor legislation. It is logical to sell freely what we sell at all. Theo. Guellch was absolutely logical when he insisted that beer should be sold exactly as sugar is, Without let or hindrance. No one can logically defend any restriction whatever on the sale of any commodity, where sale under any circumstances is permitted. The restriction has to be urged on grounds of public policy solely. ' The real purpose of legalizing breweries is not to make our beer at home. It is to re-inforce and intrench the saloon system in the state. Where there is any demand for local breweries they are already running in open defiance of law. The demand is not great for Iowa can import a better grade of beer. In no possible event will the state manufacture any considerable amount of the beer it consumes. We doubt If during all the years of legalized breweries a half dozen carloads of ' : Iowa beer were sold in northwestern Iowa. A legalizing act will not in a •commercial way cut any figure. But as a nail in the coffin of the anti-saloon movement it is a clincher. If, as many believe, the . present .saloon system is to be finally accepted .in Iowa as the best possible solution of the liquor problem, the legalizing act will do no harm. If, on the contrary, the anti-saloon movement still has vitality, the legalizing act is a mistake. It will simply spur the anti-saloon forces to action and insure another temperance upheaval. In any event • its only significance is in its bearings on the saloon question. and iaany 6tbef s«6h facts, which will readily suggest themselves, to see that fluctuations in prices are due wholly to natural and easily accounted for conditions. Flax has been $1.35 a bushel in Algona and 40 cents a bushel, hay has been $11 a ton abd unsaleable at any price, hogs have been $7 a hundred and $2.60, all within a few years and all absolutely without reference to the per capita circulation of money, the money standard, or the coinage of silver. ..._ .. P. B. DtmtEY, business manager of the Des Moines News, died suddenly last week. Mr. Durley was a genial, gentlemanly and efficient newspaper man. He did not enjoy an extended acquaintance among Iowa editors, but all who knew him esteemed him, His widow, Ella Hamilton Durley, is one of the most gifted ladies in the west. THE retirement of the Cleveland ad* ministration is gratifying to everybody. Out of the thirteen million voters in the United States there are not one million that would continue it another four years if they could speak the word. THE PRICE OF CORN. In last week's Courier Jos. Mathers, the Irvington pioneer, writes from Elmore and says in part: •'Therepublican party has become the exponent of white slavery, helped by the tail end ol the slave holding democracy. Since the gold standard has been assured corn has dropped from fourteen cents to eight cents, and no market for it at that price," s Without entering into the question ;4'6Tfltevnerits and demerits of the gold ; standard, it is worth while to consider |whether\Mr. Mathers is fully warranted in attributing the present price of corn to it, without important qualifications. If the price of corn is solely due to the gold standard the price of other farm , produce must also be, and how does it happen that wheat sells now higher than for years? How does it happen that cattle are on such a rampage, calves selling in Algona at $16 a head? How does it happen that turkeys were higher the past season than ever before? But take corn as an illustration. Col. Adams, an old Kossuth school teacher, writes that corn now sells readily in Alabama at 50 cents a bushel, and C. B, Matson, who is up from Missouri, says that it is worth 20 cents a bushel in his locality. How can these facts be accounted for under Mr. Mathers' sweeping generaliaation? . • Very many levelheaded people do pot use the same judgment in considering economic questions in their public bearings that they do in considering them in their private bearings. In a farmer's institute every speaker will discuss tbe price of corn with relation to supply and demand. If there has been an unusually large crop or two }n Ipwa, and if cholera has taken off millions of hogs that would usually Qonsume it, they say at once that corn if cheap because tUere is too much of It fop tbe market, If, on the other but Uttle corn is raised, as in and freight rates prevent from a distance, they say , ggr& is worth 50 cents a bushel, as Adams dpes, because the people i pot producers pf corn, wheat and B,, thereby making a good home GEN. GROSVENEB of Ohio has made a sensational attack on civil service reform. It is to be noted that no cabinet officer or head of a department has yet reported adversely to it after trying it. JUST 30 YEAE8 AGO, Editor Warren republished Major Williams' sketches of Kossuth county history. In one of them was a query as to the naming of Black Cat creek. Capt. Califf tells the editor the creek gets its name from the fisher or black cat, an animal resembling the otter: "The fisher once abounded in that stream. Capt; C. "informs us that he caught a very last year—and today he brought down a very fine otter's pelt, lately caught, which measured five feet in length." -s- -*- -t- Rev. Snyder preached a sermon on missions. A correspondent takes him to task, and says: "I will add here that we need not go out of our little village of Algona to commence our work in the home mission. There are poor families here that cannot get employment through the winter months sufficient to keep want and hunger from their door, and they are actually suffering for the necessaries of life. [These were the good old days of high prices.] Will not Bro. Snyder preach us another sermon on missions—home missions—and take up another collection—a collection for the poor and destitute of our own village." -i- -f- •+• Wood comes in on subscription at $2 a cord. -*--}- •*A social party was held atH. Durant's home, the present D. H. Hutchins house. "Every gentleman present enjoyed tbe blessing of a good wife, except mine host. With that very agreeable appendage he would be the king of good fellows." •*• -i- -*Rev. Snyder reports 60 "hopeful conversions" as the result of protracted meetings at Letts Creek. -j- -i- -s- Mrs. Lizzie B. Read gave a reception Monday evening, March 4. ' There were 40 present. • "Mrs. Read has a new and rich toned cabinet organ on which excellent music was discoursed by Mrs, J. E. Stacy with a vocal accompaniment by Mr. Smith and a you,ng lady whose name we did not learn." -r- -r- 4- Mr. E. Brown of Greece has a valuable tnare worth $200 get tangled in her halter and choke to death. •+• -t- -t- The ladies of the Baptist church advertise a festival and fair for March IS at the town hall and Harrison house. Supper will be served at the hotel consisting of tea, coffee, and the good things of life generally; also an oyster supper for all who prefer it," IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. The Burt firemen have a big dance tomorrow evening. Father Smith of Erametsbunr is at Hot springs for his health, Ed. CbrisohiUes of Fenton has gone to Superior to take charge of a creamery, Garner Signal: Mrs, Cowan of Algona spent Sabbath with her daughter Mrs. Sobleioher, Miss Mary Homan of Livermore visited her aunt, Mrs. John Goeders, in Algona last week", T. L, Thorson and W. R. Fleming were candidates for city aldermen at Armstrong, Monday. Two Clay county hunters were arrested ana fined $JOO each for snooting prairie chickens contrary to law. .Wesley township is to make an issue Monday at the spbool election of hold, religious services jn school bouses. The Httte son pf Qhaj, Lewis at Armstrong got hisi finger In the floor as be slammed it shut, The end. of the Mrs. J. D. Shadle stopped over here a couple of days on their way home to Algona from'a trip in the northern part of the state. Miss Georgia Drennen of Ren wick, at one time A. D. Clarke's stenographer in Algona, is married. Mr. and Mrs. Watts will be at home after March 1, near Emmetsburg. The oil wagon which comes from Estherville every week, on last weeks trip, when a mile or so out of Armstrong tipped over and something like 200 gallons of oil ran out. The Humboldt Independent: C. B. Sample of Irvington, Iowa, is making his uncle. M. I. Sample and family, a visit, and was in attendance at the Johnston-Stark sate at the fair grounds. Ledyard Leader: Miss Emma Rowe of Alg'ona, who is teaching school near Burt, came up Saturday morning for oti over Sunday visit with Mr, and Mrs. U. S. Clark, and to attend teachers' meeting Saturday afternoon. Britt Tribune: Jack Graham has been in town for several days and has been writing the boys up life insurance In the Brotherhood of American Yeoman. A lodge of that order will probably be formed here this week. Clear Lake Mirror: W. F. Quick made a business trip to his home at Algona last week. Mr. Quick intends to'either buy or build a home here as soon as he can dispose of his property at Algona. He is now on the Mirror force. Emmetsburg Reporter: ,Bro. Starr of the Algona Republican hns had honors thrust upon him. He has been nominated for alderman from his ward. Ho ought to make a good one as no one stands in a position to know the needs of the city better than he does. Emmetsburg Democrat: THE UPPER DES MOINES ,of Algona says Bro. Mayne is opposed to Col. Foster because there were too many beer bottles thrown about Camp Okiboji last summer. We hope the beer question is not at the bottom of the local sentiment against the colonel. EmmetsburgTribune: Kossuth county is about as hard run for a physician to doctor the poor as Palo Alto county. The county auditor there has advertised for bids. If competition among the medical fraternity there is no keener than here there won't be a very large list of bidders to select from. AET POE TEETH'S SAKE. Jas. A. Herne, whose Shore Acres is to be presented in Algona March 20, writes in the February Arena on " Art for Truth's Sake in the Drama." The article is a protest against "Art for Art's Sake." Mr, Herne says: "I stand for art for truth's sake because it perpetuates the every day life of its time, because it develops the latent beauty of the so-called commonplaces of life, because it dignifies labor and reveals the divinity of the common man." -f- •+• •+• In the course of his argument Mr. Herne gives his personal experiences as a writer of a drama which should incorporate his ideas. The outcome was " Shore Acres," the most popular, because the most truthful play, of the modern stage. It Is a picture of homo life on a New England farm. As first written it was called " The Hawthornes," but was not sent upon the stage. In the meantime "Margaret Fleming," which W. D. Howells called "An Epoch Marking Play" was written and played, but with indifferent success. " Disheartened but not altogether discouraged," Mr, Herne writes, " I turned again'to the Hawthornes." -i- -t- -5- The story of the completion of Shore Acres, as given by Mr, Herne, is of interest. " Mrs. Herne had gone with two of our daughters to spend a few weeks of the summer at Lemoine on Frenchman's bay in Maine, and she insisted that I should come there and work on the play, and get the benefit of true color and Maine atmosphere —and I went. What an exalted idea of God one gets down in that old pine state I One must recognize the sublimity which constantly manifests itself there. It is worth something to live for two summer months at Lemoine on Frenchman's boy— that beautiful, inconstant bay, one minute white with rage, the next all smiles, and gently lapping the foothills of old Mount Desert, with the purple mist on the Blue Hills in the distance, on the one hand, the Sehoodac range on the other, the perfume of the pine trees in every breath you inhale, the roar of the ocean eight miles away, and the bluest of blue skies overarching all. In such a spot a mjm must realize, if he never has realized it before, that he and this planet are one, a part of the universal whole. Under the influence of such spiritual surroundings 'The Hawthornes' struggled to adapt itself to a new environment, It sloughed pff its old skin and took on new form and color, Its stage people began by degrees to assume the character and affect the speech of tbe typical men and women of Maine, imbued with all the spirituality and intensity of coexistent life, Stage traditions vanished. 'The Hawthornes 1 lost its identity, and emerged a survival of the fittest, and Mrs. Herne called it 'Shore Acres,' I have been autobiographical because I wanted to show how persistent a, force truth is, and how it compels the unconscious medium to express It. I did not set myself the task of writing 'Shore Acres' as it now stands; }t grew and I grew with it; and while I did not realize, all'its spiritualityuntilitsstage presentation set that spirituality free, still it must have had possession of ine while writing or I opuld not SP have written," For five years '»Shore .Acres" has held the stage against all comers, "The Qld Homestead!" which was played four tier's, is one of the brightest exhibitions of his pictorial,ability. The celebration at Budapest, last Jane, of the thousandth year of the existence of Hungary as * W«Bao»n passed almost unnoticed, and this is the first magazine account of a unique spectacle. Eleven hundred nobles, richly clad in their traditional costumes and *«»«? jewels, passed before the king on a bright sunny day, and swore anew allegiance to the crown. The procession has not been excelled in this century in dramatic effect and wealth of color. Tbe illustrations from photographs give glimpses of its splendor. HANNA SHOULD BE IN OtfBA. Phil. C. tttttmtt Believes That the United states should protect Its Citizens Abroad. "If I were in Fitz Hugh Lee's place in Cuba," Phil. C. Hahna said Saturday, " I would go ahead and protect American citizens 'on my own hook, and let the administration turn me down, if it wanted to. If there was no American war ship in port I would call on the naval officers of other countries. A consul can always get help if he asks for it on his own responsibility," Then Phil, went on to tell of his experiences in Venezuela. At one time cable communication with Washington Was cut off for 12 days, and during that time three Americans and five Spaniards were forced into the Venezuelan armies and were killed. Phil, and the Spanish consul called a mass meeting in the plaza, made a formal order for all American and Spanish citizens to carry arms and defend themselves and each other. The action was without any precedent and all the European consuls said they would be recalled. Phil, says he never was more nervous than when he finally opened his mail from Washington. The first three pages of his official letter were cold and formal and announced that so unusual a proceeding couldnotbe countenanced. The fourth page opened, however, with " but," and Phil, says he can see now how it looked, "but this was an extraordinary- occasion and the department endorses your action.". "But I had James G. Elaine and Ben. Harrison behind me, and Lee is differently fixed with the Cleveland- Olney administration to deal with," he added, referring to Cuba. Phil, says a consul needs nerve in an emergency. At one time the United States mail ship was getting ready to sail from LaGuayra and had some passengers aboard the authorities did not want to have leave. They notified Phil, they Would fire on the ship and sink it if it started. Phil, called in a German and a French war vessel, and one went on each side of the American vessel, with their guns ready for action. The Venezuelans ran out their dynamite guns at the fort and war seemed imminent. 'But they did not fire and the mail ship sailed on time. " Lee seems to have plenty of nerve,!' Phil, added, "if he only had any backing at Washington." FARM NOTES. At a recent hog sale in Humboldt one pig went at $1,500. The Starks cattle sale at Humboldt averaged $65.89 a head last week. Henry Dorweiler marketed three hogs at West Bend that weighed an average of 506 pounds. Geo. E. Boyle, at an auction near Whittemore sold a 11-months calf for $24 and.others in proportion. Garner Signal: At G. W. Teeple's sale last week cows sold as high as $42. Calves two weeks old brought $7.50. A Charles City man has 100 hens, and made $96.64 from them last year. That is the value of 1,200 bushels of corn. Nathan Studer has had three cars of oats shipped to him in Springfield, Mo., from Wesley. The market is good there. Col. J. J. Smart has been buying stock for his Humboldt farm. He paid $37.25 for two-year-olds, and $28 a head for eight yearlings. The Champion says: T. F. Me- Govern went to St. Paul the last of the week and bought about 40 head of cattle which he brought to Whittemore with him. Between 25 and 30 double-decked car loads of Texas "razor-backs" have been shipped into Iowa in the past 90 days, The cross between them and our high bred hogs is said to be proof against cholera. The Fort Dodge Messenger thinks that with good beef at $5 per hundred weight, good mutton about the same, hogs about $3, poultry profitable, good butter 20 cents, and corn and oats 10 cents, there is a high bounty on' brains in farming, James Wilson, secretary of agriculture, says; We notice in many exchanges articles bearing on the question of what the Iowa farmer shall now raise as a substitute for corn and oats assuming the growing of these cereals to be no longer profitable. This thing looks funny to us. The bushel of corn is the farmer's raw material. Converted into beef, pork, mutton, poultry, eggs, butter, or cheese, one year with another it will bring him 40 cents a bushel and oftener more than this than less. What shall he raise in place of corn i 1 Why, more corn, The more 10 cent corn a man has in his cribs when he has the right sort of machines to work it up, the better he is off, Nothing on earth can be done for tbe man who either will not or cannot farm in this way and who persists year after year in raising corn to sell. Corn is King yet. Raise more corn. ,,..•• ..,,,, none theatre in New York by D§» W ii Tawpeon, is Us only rival, §»<J it floes not compare in real strength ftnAbflftuty. q?he Anniversary of OF HBKQRYJJFJ, & Formal Resolutions Adopted py the Qfld FeUowe-rTfce Oldest Odd Pel- Seed Wheat We are prepared to furnish Violet Chaff Blue Stem Wheat for seed, in such quantities as may be desired See us before you buy, Letiette W. Butler, Administrator J. J. Wilson estate. Don't Buy Steel Range until you know what a Steel Range is and about what you ought to pay for a good one. Within the past year we have placed a great many steel ranges in some of the best houses in this town and surrounding country, every one carrying with it the written, guaranty of the maker, besides our own personal guaranty that every range will give satisfaction, and they have been sold at reasonable prices, too. It is not necessary to pay one-half more than a range is worth simply because it is sold From a Wagon. We can sell you a steel range, deliver it in any part of the county, guarantee it to be the equal of, if not superior to, any range you may buy from a wagon, and save you in price from 6 to 8 years'interest on your investment. Our ranges are not SOLD FROM WAGONS. They are sold at our store, delivered to any part of the county if you desire, and you may always know where to find us if they do not work to your satisfaction. 'rings to our store thi Stoves and Ranges." ;iye awry a toy range to the little girl under 18 years of age who uargest number of English common words made from "Buck's Contest to close April 15. C. M. DOXSEE, Hardware. We are Here to Save You Money on Groceries. People who see our l8c broom buy it. We are selling our 350 teafor28c. Try our Blend Coftee at 170. Do you want two pounds Crushed Java Coffee for 25c? Don't forget that we are selling California Canned Goods at IDC a can. Best Crackers for ;c a pound. Canned Salmon (fine) 8c a can. We sell ''and deliver hay and grain. J. C. ANDERSON & CO. South of court house,. Stough & Foster, No, 111 First Ave, North, MINNEAPOLIS, the AW yW jf to be celebrated 1 B Qhloago Formal resolutions have been adopted honor of the late J, R. Fill by the 04£ Fellows. After reciting tbe facts of bis life ft nd death and of tb|wrrl99 rendered by hioj to the order, ttepefolutioneconolufte: fleep sympathy ' He.Fnei8nQw writing & Be w * We have the largest inside restaurant and grocery trade of any commission house in this city, and can handle your >M >>• Butter and E the bereaved .w t© tn© ray best advantage, 8©nd us yowri T>^MM <4aJa ._. M_ ^ M ^* l*. ©ggs and we will us@ you yig^t and prompt returns, la &ot write u§ '

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