The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 10, 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 10, 1897
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WPEK B18 TfiAS. Sir ifroiUM HUMr" c & WARftfeK. to Subscribers: on« year. .......... , three.months ..;.. 40 any address at above rates. J UMU* \Jiyo «*U ML/IS T O J. CUfCO, ffftf6 t money order, express order, teat on? risk. ' Ivertlsihg sent on application. TfiU PRICE OF FARM Tie Emmetsburg Democrat offers the following: "Aj A. Reynolds of Armstrong, who freceiitly returned frdffi Syracuse, N. Y., States that farm lands that once brought 1100 per acre in that locality are selling for front $18 to 185 per acre. For the sake of the reputation of THE UPPER DES MOINES the public hopes the statement of the gentleman is not true." The suggestion contained in this item affords another illustration of the failure of people to apply the same judgment to economic questions in their public bearings that they do in their private bearings. The Emmetsburg Democrat would not buy a farm in New York at $100 an acre. It would not advise a friend to buy one. Because everybody else is equally as sensible as the Democrat, farms in New York are not selling for $100- an acre. And yet the Democrat wants people to believe that because farms do not sell in New York for $100 an acre that we have fallen upon hard times. The reason why farm lands in the bill, as though the Post were going to drink anything but Milwaukee beef. This home brewing business is the biggest nonsense we have heard of. Unless some law cafi be passed assuring the brewers that the loWa people are hot going to wipe them out agaitij and such a law cannot, not a dollar of new capital will go into Iowa breweries. Where they can run in defiance of law they are already in full blast. All there is in this brewery bill is whether or not the republicans will re-legalize and re-intrench the liquor business in Iowa and shoulder the saloon system. Representative Johnson voted against it, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAftOM 10, 1897, efies" by voting against the brewery Messrs. C. B. Sample, Elmer and George Safley. Burt Monitor: The National Association of Creamery Butter Makers held their meeting Iflst month at Owatonna, Minfl. There were four entries from Kossuth county, and the Germania man scored belotfr the winner. only Our east have come down is perfectly plain. During the past 25 years a better farming country has been opened up and cheap freight rates have put western produce into the eastern markets on nearly equal terms. 1 It costs 1.15 cents a pound to put Algona butter into New York. How can the Herkimer county dairyman, on Herkimer county soil at $100 an acre, ship his butter 80 miles and meet the competition of a Kossuth county dairyman on Kossuth county soil at $20 an acre? The fact is with Herkimer county soil at the same price the Kossuth county dairyman has the advantage. Iowa land has knocked the price out of New .York land just as the electric car has knocked the price out of horses. Farm land is in a process of equaliz- ing'of values. Western land is coming up. Eastern land is coming down. Many factors are operating in the balancing process. Fertility and productiveness of soil is one. Western land is new and eastern land is old; in the end western land must be worth the most. A low freight rate for a long haul is one. Energy and get up on the farm is one, and a big one The fact is the eastern farmer has not kept pace with the western farmer in adopting new methods. Down in Herkimer county they mow away their hay With a hand fork, just as they did 50 ESTHERVILLE voted the public library tax by a big majority, In fact it had little opposition, Estherville has made greater progress in the past ten years than any town in this part of the state. It is a curious fact that a town's growth and a spirit of public enterprise go hand in hand. Which causes which is worthy of consideration. THE Odebolt Chronicle announces that his district will keep Senator Garst in the legislature another term. Senator Garst Is one of the ablest and best balanced men now serving the state. His re-election will gratify constituency much wider than his district. GIB PRAY is on the slate for governor of New Mexico and revenue collector of the northern Iowa district. If there is anyone in Iowa who can hold both places and draw the pay with entire composure. Gib. is the man. THE New York Tribune says of Tama Jim Wilson: It would be difficult to suggest a man better qualified for the post of secretary of agriculture than the professor of the Iowa college. THE Ames Intelligencer has a souvenir edition that is a beauty. It is a credit to Ames and to the Intelligencer press MoKiNLEY's inaugural was auspicious. He is still the advance agent of prosperity. Iff THIS KEiaHBOBJOOD. The teachers meet in Burt Saturday. Tonight and tomorrow night a home drama will be given in Fenton. Mrs. Jarvis, a pioneer of Emmet county, died last week aged 70 years. Dr. Armstrong is quite sick at Irvington. He has been down a couple of weeks. The new electric road between Mason City and Clear Lake will be running J&S £"£» t^ darkey orator, years ago. The co-operative creamery, the separator, all these labor savers find their home in the new and booming west. There is a difference between an old and a newly settled district even in the west In this spirit of enterprise. There is a difference even between old and newly settled town- ,8hips in the same county. Lack of snap and get up has taken the value out of many a farm that some day will make a new owner rich. • The one thing all such thinkers as the Democrat overlook is that the same theory which explains the decline in the price of eastern farm lands knust also explain the rise in the price of western farm lands. If the decline Jn the east is due to some financial policy which is devastating the agricultural community, how does it happen • that Palo Alto county farm lands have steadily gone up? If the home price of agricultural products has gone steadily down, how does "it happen that farmers who were poor twenty-five years ago on $3 land, are , , ° n townshi P Sunday . e e enTn Court Reporter Grier has been ' hav- ng an abscess on the eyeball, but is ' improving. rn Q was elected mavor of Garner. The issue was on saloons and they will be opened. A Sextonite has imported three pea_ ._ _„„„.„„„„ DUO uuwju. ths \Vesley Reporter says. Sheldon is to have an $18,000 opera house. It IB to look much like the Call on the outside. Eleven members have been added to the Presbyterian church by the revival m Portland township, for a public library — casting ballots. last week, 34 ladle's „«,„„ Clear Lake deserves a medal. ToSm* Trlbune: J- T. Schaible of ff tt ?,*°™ .°* m ? d ° w ?• *° 8 P°nd Sunday If you want ticulars ask how? to know any par- p oho point -- -. — —. „_. excellent butter maker, D. L. Driver, sent in a sample. He got an excellent rating, entitling him to a diploma. The name of John Banna, Chisago City, Minn., was also noticed in the list, and he secured a rating above 90. JtTST 30 tEABS AGO, Major Williams writes: "Like all parts of northwestern Iowa Kossuth county is very healthy. I am informed that, with a population of 1,500 inhabitants there have been but four deaths from all causes in a year." -f- -f- -4- Major Williams also says: "There is a large quantity of government land vacant in Kossuth county and a good deal of indemnity land can be purchased at from $1.25 to $2.50 per acre on long time and without taxes." -t- -s- •+• J. A. Winter corresponded for THE UPPER DBS MOINES from Forest City. One Item is: "The village school has been divided into a primary and higher department." Another is: "There is quite a settlement of Norwegians in Wlnnebago, perhaps 130 families- more than all others combined." •*••*-•+••• M.,D. Blanchard advertises that he will sell cottonwood and lombardy popular cuttings for spring setting and tell how to make them grow. In those days setting out these cuttings was a regular spring job. •*- H- -f- Editor Warren says he has issued 16 numbers of THE UPPER DES MOINES and is still ready for business: " We know some have held back about subscribing expecting the paper would run a few days or perhaps weeks and then ' peter out.' But our friends may rest assured that nothing of the kind is intended, neither will it happen. We can, we must and will succeed." -f- -f- -*Mr. Durrin is fitting up a lath-mill. OHTTRQH PEOPLE WIN. The Wesley District Township Decides That the School Houses Shall Be Opened for Religious Services. WESLEY, March 9.—The electors of the district township of Wesley met at theFunnemark school house Monday for their annual town meeting. Among the many questions that came up was whether the school houses in the township should be opened for public worship or not. It was voted on and carried, fifty-two voting for and two against. One of the parties voting against it was C. Brewster. It seems that public sentiment has been wrought up over the question more or less ever since the Methodist people had the troub e with Mr. Brewster in usfng She school house in the district of which he is director. The test was taken and the electors of the township were eager to put themselves on record That they are willing that the school houses desiJed 6 ° P PUblI ° worshi P If so Our school election Monday was a ^m^****--^™ Emmetsburg Tribune: A bean , th ,? ev | nt .°Mast week followed- by long blasts sup- at of making money now on $30 land? If they could barely keep clothed and fed then, as thousands of them did in Palo Alto and Kossuth, how does It happen that now they are in comfortable , homes, with fine improvements, lots of ; ? t dj ' machinery, etc.? The rise in the price *•" ' of Jand is not the cause, because-they haye sold no land, The steady price they have marketed is the , - ass o eloquence from distinguished speakers, RenwJck Times: Misses Cora Lang of Algona and Cora. Van Velsor of Minneapolis are visiting at F. I, gtod- K"Q f tea P a «-ty was given in their honor Saturday evening. The Estherville Vindicator; Algona Johnson: the two' ffifSffi^' tickets to serve three .years and the third one to .fill vacancy. There was liSFslhr ^ ™ e * <1 Kenney 62,'Nels Johnson 66. ^Hm* Hodges and Giddings having received SSlESf^^ 1 ^ vot * 8 t^were There of a X, . for publ o library , u e proposition was defeated by a major% of 27. Algona seems to be retrograd- levyin purposes, a ta ut the Quite a number of the Modern Wood- m , e " cam8 over from Corwith last Tuesday evening to assist the camp By the way the •.~, UUH i<Vr wrouiug b( here in some work. G. w, sotJ*Hw*Li,. Some forty years ago tit more, Perhaps it inay be forty-four; For In the record it is not down, What month or year we came to town; The flt-st on History's page that's given Is in November, efghteen-flfty-seven, When Bro. Lawton came with the gospel leaven T T aiwu .b** w ( j-ic* *r IIVU VOrLLlO VY lull UL1O gUOMC To show this people the way to heaven. In this case we tnade our record good; In the beaten path our brother stood. For scarcely had he received a greeting When he began a protracted meeting; And history says he had success, That means his efforts the Lord did bless. Full many were glad that he came to town, And began the race for a starry crown. Others Who did not begin the race Were glad, for they said: "It Will help the place." Search the records and find if you can Just at what time our church began. The history I read gives as a solution, "Perhaps It came by evolution." Dates have little to do with historic fame, So it makes little difference Just when we came, As to the year, the month, or the day, It is clear that we arrived and are here to stav. We find in God's evolution plan, If we study it carefully, as each one can, That things eyolve for the good of man. And the Methodist church is one of these, Growing strong, and broad, like the ancient trees, Spreading its branches o'er mountain and plain, Its grand trunk crossing the watery main, Sending its roots deep into every land, Planted and cultured by our Father's hand. Let no one then on evolution frown. When it brings such a blessing to abide in your town. The Methodist church send men forth to the field That the soil of your lives a rich harvest may yield. Some of these men were sent to labor with you And their names you will find in this poem review. H. C. Lawton is the first name in the rdcord at hand. n? ! ve( U n Fort D ° a ge, and preached here to a band Of nine Methodists, and others who came to the place, To hear from his servant God's gospel of grace. The next.was H. D. Burleigh, in eighteen-flfty-eight, What was his success or failure history does not relate. D. P. Billings is the next our record reveals. Followed by W. F. Holbrook who worked in the fields Am? 1 , 0 ?!? 18 D&r ^ the Methodis t who believed God made man, And will save all the people who accept of His plan in eighteen-sixty-flve conference sent you a King- N.ot in robes that were costly, nor with signet or ring, ' ' " But with offers of mercy for every victim of sin Seymour Snider came next with spirit and zeal- History says that ho strengthened the work a great deal By organizing.a Sunday school, the children to win From the by-ways of error, and the broad way of sin. J. H. Todd followed Snider in the clerical train" And the prayermeeting was resumed under his prosperous reign. Thorp, Potter, Woodworth, Hammond and Brown Uamo also in order to preach in your town. en came Mitchell, the invincible in fiiffht^on an,ranf«, «n«.i n ' The old hero is still Working hisTassage^ heaven? ^' Bro. Hobbs succeeded Mitchell, and with doctrinal plea Labored faithfully with you until eighteen eighty-three After Hobbs you had Eighmy, a man of grit and grace-' He is now making laws to govern the race. ' ' ™<: « Hu8 t? n was " ext on the conference plan; oi? , I can tel1 y° u concerning this man Ar, P Y Marsh was the eighteenth pastor Algona received; And history records the conquests achieved. . ' in church decoration and in the editor's chair • He made an impression that was felt everywhere, m! f n 3 £ d Fulle l was , n |xt to your pulpit to preach, It is said he was thoughtful and pleasant in speech- In labors abundant, though not very strong, Bpeecn > His appo ntment is now with the glorified throns The regular succession brought William Whitfield we usea the old sword and carried the shield ' Ana the preachers will remember when to Algona thev come It was during his pastorate you built us a home ' in ninety-one came a young man, A. S. Flanigan by name. Then the bishop sent Bagnell, and deny it who will, ** ° a m> negan preach, sing and converse with considerable skill tr. H. Kennedy was your pastor in eighteen-ninetv-four-' Perhaps as a scholar, his equal never stood on this floor As a pastor I mean, nor am I dealing in puns ' When I except bishops, presiding elders, and other "big guns " Sk re & ard v° & e n , ext man ' we ' n let o^ers tell g g ' Whether he did his work faithfully and well. By reference to the conference minutes, the stranjre fact nrmoa,.., f$s s r^^^^^ Ana some of these charges are extremely alive. You worshiped in dwellings, school houses and halls In the old college chapel, ""«' "«" *•«"* S?--" ."*• The old must ever give place to the new, 'Tis the law of the ages, our God made it so. It 's the sequel of progress, so history proclaims And science and art this position sustains ' Conditions demand that a new church shall rise With spire pointing up toward the deep azure skies • Rooms hroad and convenient, fresh, pleasant and neat A carpet to muffle the sound of our feet •' ' Make the house of God pleasant like the homes WB ™,,a And thus our gratitude to Jesus express Possess, I thought while reviewing the church in this wav AM 1 ? b6 a g °°3 p # n to begin Aiding today ay ' And this we can do if no one will shirk But remember that this is the dear Master's work .Apd,not our pride, but His glory should be, ' The sincere motive purpose that moves you and m« E'er we lay a foundation in the soil at our feet There'll be no ^^ embitter the cup. boys did their par't w£ shoulHudge they are on to their job. ' ' e some "H c&u,se, produced each year with greater ease and at less outlay. There have been years of disastrous prices in various kinds of farm stuff Since the war. But on the average , the Iowa farmer has steadily held his <?wn in the markets. If he hadn't land wpu,Jfl still be |3 an acre. To illustrate how little logic has to do with Uquor legislation: For more tba,n 3Q year? iow$ had % law permit' ting 1 the sple of beer and prohibiting the isle of whiskey. It was enacted by "~~ '• - ma j n t; a j n6j j on ^ e republicans. Jt doings, but for •/ -.-** w*4 v\j Uiiajn, JUU, «sr^«^c t .?r^r 6 The K . «|Sj?^StSll2Sl S^ffi ifin inirt+Q/l I nnrl ofnan* "-mrniosin . """"tUH to follow. ing. Emmetsburg Democrat: xue n. or SSo^al&i 8 ,^ BEOEE AOEESTWO WEEKS, contrary to his As is own some to^s«n^sr^ a ^ man ' Isaac is awfwl aye, ave mayor of arner should say he is m(tyi>v spelled with ^ wood font'M. Blue Earth City Globe; Fay we PEOP. GILQHBIST IF FOOB HEAI.TH A WI ?!?L S 1« «W«^«m Has Not The Spirit fcakS Beacon" says u Sheldon motfaef proposes to gi v6 daughters a, course in bakeology t ology, foaetolog-y, stitcholotftr ffiefadblogy after they graduate - Emmetsburg Democrat wmhi Judge Thomas to come to.the east iZl Of the district half the time, it L! d f piece of political hews in this cohfl! tion: The nofthera counties of district stood by Judge Thomas the politicians were plotting atat^i him and were In a fair way to sucoeeJI Algona is said tb be plannii tapping the Britt electric light to get lights, ' The suggestion is considering, "*" "*" "*• M "President Beardshear thinks that Professor Curtiss, the new professor o agriculture and director of the periment-station in the agricultural i college, has taken hold of his work In a manner that will sustain all of the expectations of his friends," write. I Frank Bicknell in the Capital. P ro { Curtiss is a brother of Lawyer Curties of Algona. Mr. Bicknell adds: "Those I who were well informed in regard" to Professor Curtiss' ability were very glad that the board of trustees retained him as the head of the department to succeed James Wilson, instead of l m . porting a new man to change the plans that he had laid down. Mr. Curtiss is being assisted by James Wilson, J r son of the secretary of agriculture! who is instructor in practical agriculture and has charge of the expert- ments along these lines in the experiment station." S. C. Platt wants Senator Funk for governor or congressman. In the Iowa Falls Sentinel he says: Senator A B Funk of Spirit Lake is adding to'his well-earned laurels at. this session of the legislature. Honest Abe Funk is known everywhere* as a safe, levelheaded and reliable legislator and some of these days we expect, to see him either occupying the governor's chair or representing the Eleventh district in congress. He is well equipped for either position. -*- -s- -r- L. H. Mayne locates an Emmetsburg yarn over in Algona: A few evenings since an Algona young man called on his,-best * irl to spend the evening. When about to return home the conversation chanced to turn on art and the lady told him that he reminded . her of the Venus of Milo. Whereupon the young fellow chuckled with delight thmkingit was his symmetrical form • that his sweetheart had alluded to. When he got home he consulted an encyclopedia and to his .deep chagrin' and mortification found,that the Venus of Milohad no arms. He went down •*• •*- + West Bend forgot to hold a city, election. The recorder was out of town the day caucus nominations should hord e o b v e e e r" med< Th6 ° ld ° mcers wil1 •'•*-'•+•••*• Baumgardner's hog cholera remedy is being sold in Emmetsburg. The Reporter says: Gus Kuntz, James Millea and James Downs have all tried it and succeeded in stopping the disease and saving their hogs, -*- -f- -5- Three representatives from Mason City and several from Algona, says the' Eagle Grove Gazette, have already, visited Prof. Eadie with handsome •• Dr. Kenney of Wesley writes to the Beporter from Edmonton, Alberta/ Improved jais Condition, Pooahontas Record: Prof, J o up from Algona 1 and Chas. A. Smith this stable. He is a good season in horseman the Gilohrist and wife have returned from Waterloo and are now at the farm in Sherman township, Prof. Gilohrist'e health, his friends will be pained to Ke^L>»* virtue? Tuesday evening, March 23, It tu given in Des Moines by the same company Monday evening, coming direct to Algona. The Des Moines Saturday Beview announces the company there ff'S P°?•«; bt that be nfoui "£2aab WevJew announces the company there woe to thosVof imnol Wf Prefeii; and says: If plays may be measured by ? ther ^tes that have lonff befln 1 ^ 3 the impression' they leave behind, ten ™ 11'' 01 * har vest through Iowa's in" is '>Sh™ 0 A > xu. _ : ' wen consistent iauorin™ ^L Aowa! . 8 ,. ln is "Shore Re P r esentative' by in line witb gopd public policy and more of the young horses. Germania Standard; The writer had fine stock as can be found in the state stnJ^ 8 ^ othin & .tort the best blooded stock. Germania Oftn boast of manv f nd ^»tages, The second best c?eaS Mf.ftftte, the best stock to be ?o«?/ S^JSiaySf- M ^«ith'sK •Datives Their ,",'"" -t««ww. it is the balmy days of s change for the better wm oe to-gj; Mrs.Gilchristjsnow confined to her bed with a severe attack of , - "•* y**w wtvufiuiem fact it? y ~ ou . t of ' the world in' they do up there; Edmonton is a verv Pice town on the north fork of the Saskatchewan river, "it is vet . y muQ h. scattered but has a beautiful location; UllfiVfilQflVlO'wr,-, ^ * „ y ajso nave a fine system of electric "ghts, The town is on the hi abQ R t 20Q feet aboverthe river ' principal trade is in furs and the' mining along the river. At this' is a fort of the. Hudson Bay now A AITAIB, TOHS*S Maltreat «, MWlliai Arrests a«d More Are men ..... _„,-„,„ «ere suro evening by » eieigh^ &j of r^W wf frVnV ft® VvKn. Blnitt ^^l^h^p;tf« 9tt ' in epcifti ffflip|rff§llpeaf p jStl eninvmnnf nX* y/hlerrel n?n ni T??* 1 * 1 * 1 **!*. ***3S*" - 'wp Seven T ,., o _, ready arrested for „„ They wenUo the jail who had been the snow, rode Ajgoniaw a, >r Mon* death It oc This amous company still h as stores ^ epOStsa11 alow the river brough the f ar north. Oats, in tn ' S- r /T and ve ^ ta W^ are raised in this district and there are several creameries i n the vicinity, Vegetables r are raised 300 miles north of about 1,000 or 1,200 Wesley. -f- -f- -f- Mrs. I. M.Finnell's sister at Corwtth last week. The speaks highly of or o| of her and Tta her entire life here, thing the writer might to her worth or >e i/u »n mC " TJ T*°«ft» one ot four h •,:Martin, S eon *A $<$ jn the^rm 'fler, Martin. *" D »ww ajea in the armv >m,J , the farm ^livingie U. S. Clarke of^n'Anv he children." Mav »e rest in peace. e °* D ^ vei> ' »«Wsyt t "^.. M «^ tata He Iw-i),

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