The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 31, 1897
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'BIB'ttl^ltS BIS M01N3SB: AL00KA, IOWA, WBPNMBAY, MAttOfi 31, jgT. fitlfcft tsis. fftfttf AM A WAHftEN. -• Subscribe: ......... . *dd*es« at fttx>*e rates. rariftinone* order. fc Sent on application. 40 RIGHTEOtJSSfeSS. The State Register, which is conducting the fight on the stale printer 'Jkiid state binder at Des Moines, days it ^ sorry to see THE UPPER DBS MOINES ^' "tfyifigtopateh up things" for these 'Officials, and adds this Tupperesque man is a soft of E\ B. Stilltoan, lot BO ffiafiy year* editor of the Jefferson See, and is a great friend of Mr. Sauna's, and Tttfe UPttEE Dfes MotNES joins With him in hoping that Phil's patriotic utterances, spread abroad in the Titties-Herald, will materially assist in landing the Venezuelan mission. • "There Is nothing so becomes editors, as Well as preachers, a» right and righteous- As to the " patching up," if anyone read carefully the report of the senate committee and Senator Hotchkiss 1 speech in explanation of it, the report of Representatives Temple and Brandt, and then take up the report of the two democratic representatives, Lambert and Jay, in which P. A. Smith concurs, and consider all fairly, be will not have much difficulty In deciding where the patching is being done. Why Mr. Smith joined the democrats in trying to hold republican officials to a test that has never been , applied in Iowa he knows best. He is an able and honest man. But why j Lambert and Jay made the report they ,,dld,on the evidence they heard is . -readily enough understood. They were " patching up" a campaign issue for • the ides of November. '' As to right and righteousness everything depends upon the "application ' on't." Like Dr. Johnson's "patriotism" they are much abused words. In fact a reasonable suspicion has come to attach to a too liberal reliance upon them. -It is a sad commentary, but true, that we expect something unusually tricky from men who are continually appealing to the almighty to vindicate the integrity of their motives. Bight and righteousness mean fairness. Bight and righteousness do not mean that an unusual standard .shall suddenly be set up for measuring the delinquencies of our competitors, and * 'by which we ourselves have never been , measured. Bight and righteousness do not mean that < one man shall be , made a scapegoat for a bad system. The investigation of the state printing shows that a liberal construction has been put upon the law in printing , a number of small jobs of blanks. By the same liberal construction the attorney general's salary in Iowa has been raised to $6,000. By the same liberal construction Mr.' Clarkson got pay for "dry pressing." The legislature dispensed with dry pressing without any reflection upon Mr. Clarkson. It will cut the attorney general's ; salary without in any way compromising Mr. Remley's excellent reputation in Iowa. It can apply the knife as the senate has done to the printing bills without branding Mr. Conaway as a scoundrel. Is the cut in the salaries of the state hospital superintendents and , railway commissioners a reflection upon , the past services of these men? As to'the state binder there is not even a showing of evidence by any binder that he has been over paid, and «the whole matter turns upon his use of leather such as every binder in Iowa ; has used for 80 years. Is a mere technical advantage to be taken of-Mr. Young in the name of right and right?- eouaness to make it appear that he has . been robbing the state when in fact every binder who has examined his 'workhas voluntarily testified that it is well dope, and when the committee appointed to investigate refused to,bear them or incorporate their evidence in * Its report? |i" TjBEjJppJBB DES MOINES has no in-^ threat in " patching up" anybody. But the name of right and righteousness objects to a deliberate attempt to ^.^ advantage of hard times, and a ^g^neral condition of depression for a upon as excellent men and officials JtTST 30 1EAE8 AGO. The assessors had just reported the number of people in Kossuth. James G. Foster counted 206 in Cresco, D. W. Sample 265 la Irvington, Orange Mlnk- ler 1,101 in Algona, These townships comprised this county and the total population was 1,573, with 380 voters. -*••*• «*- Tbe meeting called to organize the county agricultural society chose J. E. Blackford president, and C. C. Chubb secretary. Marcus Bobbins was appointed to draw up a constitution and report March 30. The Northwestern Stage company was run by Frank C. Blst and was known as "The Reliable." THE UPPER DES MolNES says of him: The company are fortunate in securing a man noted for his integrity and indomitable perseverance, -s- -*- -4- .B. F. Gue published the Iowa Northwest at Fort Dodge and S. H. Taft the Humboldt Democrat. Editor Warren paid both a visit at Springvale (Humboldt). He reports: "Springvale has a saw mill, flouring mill, wool carding machine and one loom for the manufacture of cloth. A bridge is in process of construction over the west fork." •*--*--*In two,columns headed, "Where Shall We Go?" is this paragraph: "Some regard the upper Des Moines valley as the best country for stock growing in the United States. ex-Gov. Hahn of Louisiana, who has lived in Texas, thinks so and has selected a location on a little lake 25 miles north of Algona where he proposes to open a stock farm. DT THIS flEIGEBOBHOOD, Ed. Wilson is in Wesley in Talbot's barber shop. LuVerne gave $360 towards a creamery and it is a go. Medium lake atEmmetsburgis filling up. The men who ploughed it up are feeling bad. Perry Cuplin has shipped one of his West Bend gold sifting machines down the New Mexico mines. Profs. Byers and Barslou are having a red hot race to see who will teach the Bancroft schools next year. Ben wick's mayor and another citizen went at it in Carson style. It was a draw, with little loss of blood. Ledyard liked Shore Acres. Tbe Leader says the people "were very much pleased with the entertainment." Ledyard organized a big 'Yeoman lodge last week. A banquet and general good time were the order of exercises. Wesley Beporter: If the Algona opera house managers could only guarantee an extra every show night they could depend on Wesley sending over large delegations. The water in Spirit lake is up to some of its old lines, though not at the highest mark yet, and is still rising. As a consequence fishing and boating the coming season will be excellent. Ben wick Times: The friends of the Lang and Walters families of Algona will hear with sadness of the death of Bert Lang, brother of Miss Cora Lang, Who recently spent two weeks here. Dr. Clack, the owner of the Clear Lake trotting horse, Golddust Prince, was in a fire last week. The stairway from his office was cut off and he had to shin down an awning rod to get out. ^'Freeman Conaway and Lafe Young, 4 ej3l when the attempt is made by a ,pej- wbioh it esteems as highly .as it t the State Register and by a legis- i whom it has as much con- as, it does in "Pa" Smith, great speech on the beep the talk of the week. an hour and twenty'fiye 1 Wag applauded from 8taH Tj|e New York Tribune *VtvlW£*i v^QiJlJvl •" 9f ttw^esjipn. BuffaloCenterTribune: CountyClerk Grose, Sheriff Samson and Amy Pueg- net of Algona were here Wednesday afternoon looking our town over and were well pleased to find such a good place, Emmetsburg Reporter: Rev. Yetter is a forcible and convincing speaker ......Rev. Father Nichols of Algona came over Thursday morning and spent the day in Emmetsburg with Rev. J. J. Smith. heretofore done for humanity in their every day walks in life. WhittemoreChampion: Several peo- yle went from here Tuesday to see ''Shore Acres" at Algona, The most of them seemed to think that it did not come up to their expectations as there was a lack of scenery and a cheap appearance generally to the company's equipments. The Athens of Iowa had better engage the Fen ton Opera company for a season so as to re-establish their reputation for first-class entertainments. _ SEMI-LOCAL NEWS NOTES. Editor Faltinson of the Armstrong Journal was down for Shore Acres. In reviewing the play he says: Like Keene, the company that has been playing Shore Acres in the western cities this spring got lost on the prairies of northern Iowa and stopped over night in Algona. One of the Journal staff had the pleasure of being present at Call's opera house that evening. The large audience was somewhat disappointed, as the play did not come up to their expectations. Many no doubt, expected too much, as the press notices were very flattering. The principal reason that it was not as good as represented was that the scenery the company carries could not be used on so small a stage. Most of the acting was good, and some of it excellent. The poorest part was when Helen Berry, Martin's daughter, and Sam Warren, the young physician, tried to act as lovers. We have seen some young people of Armstrong do the lover act much better than these two. Of course with these Armstrong people referred to it was a realv- love affair. That might make a difference. •*-•*• -f- J. H. Killmar of Des Moines, the young man who put in the iron bridge at St. Jo, is sued for $10,000. Jeff Wiley was employed by Killmar to run the stationary engine used in certain bridge work in the city of Des Moines. Wiley worked steadily and without accident up to Nov. 12, 1896. On that day when he went to step upon the platform constructed for his use in running the engine, the planks in it tipped up and he was thrown into the engine. He had but one arm and the hand of that arm was crushed to such a degree that it became useless. The plank, he alleges, was caused to tip up with him because the supporting plank underneath was removed by one H. J. Wycoff, also in the employ of Killmar, and on account of whose carelessness the accident and injury is alleged to have resulted. Killmar was a room mate of C. B. Matson's at Iowa City, where they attended college together. -5- •*• -SN. D. Anthony of Ruthven saw the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight, and says he would go a good ways to' see another. To a Sioux City Journal reporter be says: "I'll tell you it was a great fight, and I would not have missed it fora good deal. I heard Stuart say that there were over 6,000 people in the arena. Prices were something awful at Carson. Some people paid as high as $7 for a room and breakfast. It is no place to have a fight, as there are no accommodations. I would like to see one near here." How would Emmetsburg suit Mr. Anthony? ~T~ *T" -T* Judge Wade of Iowa City will deliver a series of lectures on legal questions before the Catholic summer school at Madison, Wis., next July. -5- H- -S- Lamb and F. S. Ltvertnofe were ftp- pointed triers, took the oath, and _proceedings were began to secure a jury. Robert tlnke of Rutland was the first juror called. He had read the Sentinel and was promptly challenged. After long questioning by Shanks for defence and Mathwig for the state, Mr. TTnke was accepted and sworn. Henry Ott of Fox Lake was next called. He was also a reader of the Sentinel and therefore looked upon with suspicion by the false prophets and legal sorcerers, and was excused. Others were excused until the regular panel wasexhausted. Judge Qulnn immediately ordered a special venire of 25 names to be Issued, returnable at 10 a. m. Thursday, and an adjournment was taken. This panel was again exhausted and only seven jurymen were secured. A third venire has been issued. County Attorney Voreis will sum up for the state and McMillan for defense. The defendant's attorney has the closing argument. THE LATE M. L, OLABKE. CONGRESSMAN DOLL1TER ON THE Tbe Details of His Death and Burial at Pasadena, Cal. Copies of the Pasadena Daily News, of which Mr. Clarke was vice president, have been received by Algona friends. In them are notices and resolutions showing the respect in which he was held in his western home. A few paragraphs are as follows: Mr. Clarke had been ill with la grippe about two weeks, but a fatal termination of his sickness was not suspected by his friends until within the past day or two, when vasilar meningitis set in, causing death as stated. Mr. Clarke was born in Fond du Lac, Wis., 52 years ago. In 1876 he moved with his family to Algona, Iowa, where he engaged in the real estate and insurance business, and where he was a prominent citizen, active in temperance and kindred works. He came to Pasadena five years ago, following the same occupation here as in his former home. About two years ago he built the Clarke block at the corner of West Colorado street and Delacy street, establishing at the same time the Pasadena Carriage house, dealing in vehicles of all kinds. He was a director in the Pasadena News company from the time of its establishment under the present management, holding the office of vice- president. Both in business and in personal life Mr. Clarke was a man of unimpeachable integrity and uprightness, possessed of all the kindly, endearing traits that are admirable in human character. He leaves to mourn his untimely end a widow and two children, Lee F. Clarke, who was his father's partner in business, and a young daughter. The funeral of the late Marcus L. Clarke, which took place at the residence on Henrietta court this afternoon, was largely attended. The services were in charge of H. W. Lathe of the Congregational church, of which Mr. Clarke was a member. Mr. Lathe's remarks regarding the life and char : acter of the deceased were followed by similar testimonials by Rev. F. J. Culver. A quartette composed of Mrs. McLachlan, Mrs. Clapp, Dr. Parker and C. A. Smith rendered appropriate music at intervals in the service. The pallbearers were A. F. Keyes, W. H. Hill, B. H. Pinney, J. D. Nash, F. J. Culver and Mr. Cogswell. The floral offerings were profuse and very beautiful. . DO BUSINESS POE CASH. ffla Great Speech to the House Last Week on the Pending fctti-^ Strongest Argument Yet Presented. By Last week Tuesday Congressman Dolliver enlivened the tariff debate at Washington with one of the best of his short speeches. It was by far the best speech of the debate. No elaborate analysis of the Dingley bill was attempted, but a few oratorical gems were scattered in a general survey of the benefits of getting our revenue policy back to where the United States can pay expenses Without borrowing money. At its close he was overwhelmed with congratulations, and the republican papers of the country are sounding his praises. Following are some of the best paragraphs, which have the true Dolliver flavor: In the early stage of the tariff controversy it was the custom of the mercantile classes to push the farmer forward to the front of the battle for free trade. The farmer of the United States got out of that line of battle two generations ago, and for fifty years he has been the most resolute supporter of the protective tariff system. He stood by the side of Henry Clay throughout his great career, and he was found with William McKinley in the decisive contest of the last campaign. [Applause on the republican side.] On the very day when the millionaires of the Rocky mountains were riding in their carriages to the voting place to give their ballots for the poor man's money the farmers of the Mississippi valley, weary and burdened under the weight of four miserable years, walked in the rain to the polling place and cast their ballots for the integrity of American business and and the tariff policy of 1890. [Applause on republican side.] SHIFTLESS POLITICS. The appeal made to them was a masterpiece of shiftless and unscrupulous politics. No such effort was ever before made to capture the passions and prejudices of burdened and troubled men. But the farmers of the Missis- sipi valley again vindicated the credit of the American farmer by choosing rather to suffer affliction with the poor that pay their bills than to endure the advantages of 16 to 1. [Laughter] They did not have to go to Chicago to find out what the issue was. They remembered that curious spectacle in this house, which moet of us here The Emmetsburg Democrat says the Palo Alto republicans are not getting their share: The dailies report the One of the greatest events in the history of woodcraft will be the northern Iowa picnic to be held at Mason City on May 19. About 15,000 Woodmen belong to this association, and from present indications at least 10,000 visitors will be present. • West Bend -Journal: Anton Dorweiler, a brother of Frank, arrived here from Clayton county a few days ago and yesterday bought a lot near the CathoHo church from his brother John, and at once commenced the erection of a dwelling thereon. Bend Advance; A young man from Algopa was in town Wednesday locking for a livery team that had not been returned, jt is reported that be forgot bis mission, when, like Cleopatra of pld, one o| our fair di&pirte? of Pestajg ? gi farmed htjn with her Iowa delegation in congress have endorsed Phil. Hanna of Kossuth for consul to. a south American city; J. E. Jenkins of Emmet for assistant auditor of the war department, and Mr, McFarland of the same county for solicitor of the treasury; and it is not at all improbable that Ackley Hubbard of Clay will be consul to Honolulu. At present Kossuth has district judge and a representative; Emmet has a representative, state fish commissioner, and a clerkship in the Iowa senate; Dickinson has state senator; and Clay has the representative for this district. Palo Alto has nothing and not a Palo Alto citizen has been suggested for a position, not even for janitor in the agricultural department. THE TBIAI, OP Having a Hard Time to Get a Jury at Fairmont, The Fairmont Sentinel gives much space to the preliminary steps in the trial of Lew Kellihan, the bank robber F. S. Stough Outlines the Minneapolis Way of Doing Business—Dr. McCormack'B Brother In Charge. F. S. Stough spent Sunday in Algona. He says his new commission firm is stepping into a big trade and is already getting connections with Kossuth shippers. In talking about the business he incidentally referred to the cash method in vogue in the city, which has a who stopped |n Algona on his bad not be^n secured at way, the last local interest inasmuch as Dr. McCormack's brother and nephew are in charge of the exchange, and which has a general interest because everybody is coming to the belief that the cash system is the only one that is good in the end for either buyer or seller. The experience of the past four years has done more to get people out of the notion of doing business of any kind on credit than any previous run of hard luck this generation has fallen foul of. Every Wednesday is settling day in the city. At 2 o'clock every commission house makes a list of the merchants whose accounts are not settled. If a man is listed improperly the commission man is fined $5, and if a man is not listed who should be a like fine is imposed. The list is sent to the central exchange, where it is attended to before night. Any merchant who fails to settle during the day goes on the permanent list, and then there is a $5 fine on every man who sells to him until he gets off. This exchange has been in operation over a year, and has brought the city business to an absolutely cash basis. Each week every business house can strike a balance and Know exactly where it stands. The retail merchants cannot, of course, get their customers down to a weekly system of settlements, and sometimes it goes a little hard with them. In the end they, too, will get to a flat cash bas}s and it will be a boon to everybody, v It is a good rule for anybody not to iv what be can't pay for. No man has followed that rule ever lost any mpney, It is buyjpg what don't present saw, when Professor Wilson had finished his speech on the tariff law which, for want of competition, will probably always bear his name— [laughter]—and a young democratic champion of free trade from our western country, who has since monopolized nearly the entire visible supply of democratic enthusiasm, plunged .down the aisle amid the enthusiastic yells of his associates, lifted the exhausted statesman to his shoulders and bore him, kicking and protesting, to the seclusion of the cloakroom, so that a few months afterward, when the same gallant young leader came among our people and beamed benevolently upon them from the platform of his advertising car, offered them new and untried remedies for their troubles, warranted to kill or cure, God only knows which, the farmers of the middle west again illustrated their wisdom and sagacity by being able, without losing sight of the paramount issue, to perceive the somewhat diminished figure of Professor Wilson still kicking and protesting, but still on the boy orator's back, FREE TRADE BURIED IN SPEECHES. I am only sorry that the broken and "crumbled argument of free trade has managed to escape from the tomb to which slavery was committed to find a more comfortable grave, a more perfect repose in the speeches of the gentleman from Alabama and the gentleman from South Carolina, preserved in the records of congressional debate, [Laughter.] Mr. Chairman, I like this bill because it is neither eastern nor western nor northern nor southern. It is American through and through—[applause]—opening the doors of opportunity to every section and to every state. My friend from South Carolina quoted a line from a German newspaper of Berlin saying that this bill was a slap in the face of Europe. Your committee, gentlemen, without fear or favor toward any foreign country, has conscientiously undertaken to make this bill a patriotic act of good will toward the United States of America, [Great applause,] The farmers of the United States, my brethren, are eager, not for the fabled markets of the world. They are longing for the music-of the old factory bell, calling back the idle fore you, a timid traveler 1 to the I should look up in this stately pre a gigantic populist statesman, ten test high. [Laughter.] Gentlemen, fl farmers of the west do not want doubled by the cyanide process. The theory of the present law was that we were not only to hold our own but we were to go out with our free wool cloth and divide with Bradford and Komnitz the task of clothing the naked inhabitantsof the earth, fLauph« ter.] • 6 That was the theory. What hag actually happened may be stated in a few plain words and figures; ten million sheep driven to the slaughter, eighty million pounds of American wool displaced in our own market, the inv portation of cloth multiplied by two half the woolen mills idle and locked up and the other half on scant wages and short time. The treasury of the United States twenty-one million dollars shy [laughter]; our choice and select gentry disporting themselves -in. German, English and French clothes, and the rest of us shinning around in overcoats purchased during Harrison's administration. [Applause and great laughter.] * OUR PRESENT WORTHLESS LAW. The Wilson law still stands, and has for three years, stood on the statute books of the United States without a friend and without a name, stealing the revenues from the treasury, wasting the resources of the government, stealing away the earnings of American labor, taking from the American farms the market places of the United States and of the world. That law stands on the statute book today and brings this congress together in extraordinary session. Now, ordinarily sessions of congress do not attract any public interest except a cheerful expression of relief sometimes when the session is at an end. The American people in ordinary times look to congress very much as the shipwrecked mariner looks to providence in a storm, not particularly because he expects anything, but because every thing else has been washed overboard. [Laughter.] Nor is this slim and feeble faith of the people in congress entirely to be reproved, for in the world in which we liye, whatever we politicians may say on the stump, the most la done for us— and you will pardon the figure—we have got to do for ourselves. INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISE. If the American people ever get their prosperity back, it will come by their own individual enterprise and courage, not by edicts and proclamations, but by the honest and careful settlement of conditions favorable to industry and investment. If William McKinley has been described as an advance agent, hastening to the seat of government in order to distribute prosperity from the east portico of the capitol in a few well chosen words, the conception belongs to the world of dreams, and not to the earth on which we live. No man bears any such relation to the prosperity of a great people, but the man may stand, and I reverently believe that William McKinley does stand, as the chosen instrument in the hand of providence, to restore to the United States a public policy which has never yet failed to enable the American people, by their own honest, hard work, to secure out of their own resources a fair level of prosperity, a reasonable reward for their labor and a reasonable dividend on their investment. [Applause on republican side.] «BIG EAOES AT BANOBOFT. The Annual Racine Meet Comes In July Next-A Good Program. The directors of i the North Kossuth Fair .association met last week and decided on July 2-3 for the annual Bancroft racing meeting. The program for the two days is a good one: FRIDAY, JULY 2. J' ^l f SFl?PJ[?.™?nins, three lnflve.,8 80 o 100 "IS to 8AT0HDAY, JULY 3. 6. Four furlongs, running, for horsas 6.' 7. 8. A BIG HUNTING TRIP, the millions to deserted workshops of United States. [Applause on repub hcan side.] Tbe noise of furnaces that are now closed, and of looms that are now silent, will mean a good deal to the working people of the United States. It will mean not less to the scattered households on distant prairies where, for four years, industrious men Wesloyltes Out After the Ducks and Geese-OtUer East Side News. WESLEY, March 80.— F. A. Talbott, A. J, Pearson, F. R. Amesbury, F.- C. Corey, and Prof. W, H. Brown started Monday for a week's hunting and fishing up in Minnesota. We wish the boys all the good luok possible as they fh « i A "Yv."T"- ",' the * r toil waste *u the fields that produced them. NOT SILVER AND GOLD, BUT WAGES. Gentlemen, you may talk of silver -old until your friends in an under- oegin to express their alarm nter.J You may argue about and mortgages and banks and and labor until the wheels in , revolve like velooi- pedes, but you will never get back prosperity in the United Stags, you give back to the American the working wages that they 1 ago. [A * * The court Wednesday |«i/ : : meRj teP.Mrap.fDj; room, {hrew off have to be paid for till some indefinite time la ths future that brin have promised to remember us with a half dozen ducks and a nice string of nsn on their return, T ? ev 'o, C< Bl Plummer was at Clear Jjake Sunday morning and evening, and filled the pulpit in the Methodist church by request of Presiding Elder i' 1 ;, Rev> McNamee of Algona preached to our people here Sunday morning and evening in his absence. THE MAGAZINES, four If " ssa&j^MW'was ssswasatfus S^S"*, • «?si«ffi ftiS&ti&iUsa famo , u ' 3 painting, "Christ's En- eti » tbe e J' e in (Pea Moines). the Eastern Edge * of the pictures of ,...,. eminent naturalist, toedp^ SaWn 'V^lley-B^uW' 8iSS t tie of H. A. Crafts' prize sketch, with -'—•- •** *° v .e»ture before the c of , invades the

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