The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 20, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 20, 1897
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MOlKEBf ALGONA, toWA, WEDNESDAY, OGTOBEH ^ 1897. i-t-nr'-.-i- - - .j-j -.-..*-'.--- " ' ' _n-J --=- • - :j_i_u - - - tNOHAM A WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one yea* One copy, six months. . ... 76 Oaeeopy, three months 40 Sentltofti Remit by flftr at out risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. > & w 4Jj\suuuD> •>*••••••*•.. any address at above fates, by draft, money order, or express or- REPUBLICAN 8TATB TICKET. gorCtoverhof LESIAB M.SHAW For Lieut-governor j. c. MILMMAN For Supreme Judge CHAS. M. WAranMAH For R. R. Commissioner o. L. DAVIDSON For Slate Superintendent R. 0. BABRBTT LEGISLATIVE TICKET. For Representative j. ft. JONES COUNTY TICKET. For (treasurer R. H. StEScEtt For Sheriff 0. 0. SAMSON For Superintendent B. F. REED ForSurveyor 0. A. TEMJBR ForCoroner t DR. MOBSB For Supervisors, j i SHAW IN ALGONA. Mr. Shaw won the esteem of everybody in Algona. He proved himself a genial, fair minded and clear headed man of affairs, with plenty of promise of independence and courage to make a good governor. His address was a plain, winning statement of the republican argument. He easily vindicated Senator Allison's expressed opinion that no man out of congress In the United States is more thoroughly at home in discussing the money question. He made every point so clearly, so easily, and so good naturedly that the response from his audience came with absolute spontaneity. His splendid spirit in referring to Mr. Bryan and Oov. Boies and to the democrats generally disarmed prejudice. He conceded everything but the logic of the situation, and then put that so that the best friends of the opposition could see . that he had struck the nail. Republicans went away reinforced in their convictions, and free silver friends admitted that he had made the best out of his material. It was such a speech as tends to good feeling in politics, to clear thought on public questions, and to a fair discussion of the issues. When he is inaugurated governor it will be with the hearty acquiescence of all who heard him in Algona, for there is something in the success of a man who, beginning life a poor boy and winning his way by unaided effort, arrives at manhood with a cheerful confidence in himself and the world and with a hearty fellow feeling for everybody, that wins the approval of even those who differ with his views. this yefif In Wesley of all the voting precincts In the county, ft knows that however unimportant the nomination over which the bolt occurs the whole party activity Is demoralized. Already this year we are having a lukewarm campaign on account of this local dissension, and Shaw's majority is bound to be less than it should be. It is inevitable, and everybody feels and appreciates it There is not a republican in the county who does not know that the defeat of the local ticket this year will add fuel to the flames of local jealousies and rivalries, and for another series of years paralyze republican activity, not only In local but in state and congressional politics. The whole charge which the Reporter brings against the ticket seems to be that Algona is the home of most of the nominees. The record shows that for the last 16 years, including the present ticket, Algona has not had a disproportionate share of nominations, therefore the charge is unfair. But fair or unfair it was out of Algona's power to have cHanged a single nomination, with the exception of Mr. Jones for the legislature, and he was nominated by Wesley, with the Reporter's endorsement. With this single exception every nominee could have lost Algona's vote almost twice over and still been winner. The nominations were made by delegates from all over the county, acting without any coercion, and with singular unanimity. A ticket was put up of old-time residents of Kossuth—men who haye been known to be esteemed—and who in office have proved their fitness and efficiency. It was fairly nominated. It was nominated outside of and Independent of Algona influence. It deserves to be elected from top to bottom, on its own account, and it doubly deserves to be elected as a matter of good, fair, and honest politics. "BOLTS" ABE DEMORALIZING. In defending its course in the present campaign the Wesley Reporter says: " The Algona UPPER DBS MOINES comes out this week in a labored editorial, the essence of which is ' stand together' otherwise we will fall in ' succeeding campaigns.' The advice would have been good had Algona been as true to Wesley's only candidate, Wm. Ward, as Wesley has been to the republican party year after year. Wm. Ward ran 160 votes behind the state ticket in Algona in 1889, and now the Algona papers presume to talk to us about standing by their candidates this year for fear that in some future year we will not be able to get together." A great many things might be said of the campaign of 1889. It is enough to state that the ticket fared worse in many townships than it did in Algona, and that Wm. Ward's falling off in town was largely due to a misunderstanding over a campaign assessment with the county chairman, Geo. M. . Annis, who, whatever the merit of his attitude towards Mr. Ward, was a vigorous opponent in his day of what the Reporter calls the " Algona ringsters." But admitting all that the Reporter . intends to convey in its item, the defeat of Mr. Ward in 1889 is one of the beet illustrations THE UPPER DES MoiNES could select to support its advice of last week. Here after eight years it is a bone of contention still. During those eight years at one time or another every county office has been in the hands of the democrats. The record of those eight years completely disposes also of the notion that local dissension does not demoralize party activity, and cut down party majorities. Immediately following that election Congressman Dolliver went out of Kossuth with only nine majority on a squarely fought tariff issue, and a ' party majority on state and national issues of 400 or over dwindled for several years to 100 and 150, and Kossuth until recently was counted as a fairly doubtful county. It is only as the memory of that quarrel has died out that the actual republican majority has been again established. And now that it is established, in the face of a campaign just as important as that of last year, the Reporter proposes to repeat the disastrous experiment. Admitting that the bolt in 1889 was uncalled for, how will the Reporter better the situation by repeating it now? Admitting that Wm, Ward was unfairly treated, how wiU the Reporter redress bis grievances by defeating this year's republican nominees, f§ir}y nominated, many of them by the ai4 of the Wesley SMALL POLITICS. It has been many years since a local campaign in Kossuth county has been conducted upon the level the present one has gotten to. The democrats have apparently dropped all other issues and are making a united effort to create what prejudice they can against old and respected citizens of the county on the republican ticket. The Courier is lending what aid it can, going so far as to print " Algona" in italics to encourage an absurd attack upon Algona and Algona citizens, in the main its own friends and business patrons. A sample of its campaign is the statement that " Mr. Kernan was turned down at the dictation of the Algona bosses." This means that Col. Spencer's nomination was secured by a deal, the purpose of which was in some way to injure Wesley. Col. Spencer has lived in Algona 27.years, tho Courier has known him and knows ot his deserved popularity. It knows that his nomination was not brought about by any deal to beat Mr. Kernan, that it came from all sides without any effort on his part and without any wire pulling in his behalf, and it knows that to charge that his nomination was made at the dictation of Algona bosses or any other bosses is an insult to him. The Courier, which has had close business relations with Mr. Jones for years, which knows him to be a liberal public spirited citizen, and which said repeatedly that he was the best man the republicans could name to send to Des Moines, is now for the mere petty satisfaction of cutting down his majority opening its columns to correspondents to attack his business record and to do what they can to injure hisstand- ing in his own home. It is willing for the mere gratification of catering to a personal campaign to do what it can to prejudice the county against Algona and Algona citizens, alleging .now that Mr. Jones was nominated by a corrupt Algona clique, when at the time of his nomination it stated repeatedly that he was chosen by " the people" and that the " bosses" were defeated. If Kossuth republicans are caught by such campaigning as this it will be very surprising, It should be rebuked and so decisively that it will cease. There is a broad issue at stake in this election. It is one that affects the prosperity of every citizen. It is worthy of full discussion. It is to the credit of Mr. Bryan that he refused absolutely to descend from the high level ofthatissue^ It will be equally to the credit of the voters of Kossuth county if they announce so tba.t it will' be understood that they propose to hold their campaigns up to the level of that issue, and that the day for petty personal politics is over. or; Q. W.'PfcibB, drainage commlslon- er; O. Benschoter, coroner, -»--*- -f- Taxes for the year 1867 were levied as follows: State ta* 2* mills* county tax 4 mills, special county tax 1 mill, bounty tax 6 mills, county school tax 2 mills, a total of 14* mills as against 18 now. The school tax were In Algona township 13J mills, Cresco 20 mills, Irvlngton 20 mills. The total in Irvington was 34* mi'lls as against 22 ndw, and in Cresco 34} as against 22. -f- -t- + The county-clerk was ordered by the board to loan money in the sinking fund on real estate at 10 per cent. The first Good Templars lodge was organized in Algona with 82 members. •t- -t- -j- G. W. Paine, father of A. H. Paine the hayman, was bitten by a rattlesnake. Dr. Reed attended him. -*--*--+A big gathering of New Englanders was held at the home of Elhanan Clark, whose, parents were out to visit him. Seventy guests were present. -«-•*- -4- Judge Rosecrans of Clear Lake came out as an Independent candidate for the legislature against C. W. Tenney of Mason City. Who knows now which was elected? -f- -5- -f- State Geologist White came up to determine the value of Kossuth peat beds. He surveyed some with Henry Durant and some with Judge Smith. IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD. Father Nugent lectures at Livermore Friday evening. Chas. Bender gets the Spencer post- offlce. It is a good appointment. A little girl has been added to the W. S. Thackeray family. They now live in Swea City. Granville N. Hancock, an old Algo- nian, is back at Clarion with his family. He Is employed in Young's dry goods store. Britt Tribune: The Kossuth county fair was a success this year and the Al'- gona people are jubilant in consequence. T. L. Thorson, a former Algonian. is the democratic nominee for sheriff in Emmet. He runs a hardware store in Armstrong. The supreme court has set aside a tax deed to Callanan & Savory for Frank E. Smith. It reverses one of Judge Carr's rulings. John A. Smith, a well-known former newspaper man of Spirit Lake, is dead. He was a brilliant writer. At one time he was Senator Funk's partner. The Estherville Democrat says of Rev. Southwell: The reverend is a man of pleasing appearance and we believe will be of valuable service to our Methodist friends. Buffalo Center Tribune: The pupils of the Buffalo Center school presented Prof. A. A. Sifert with a beautiful easy chair last Tuesday as a token of respect for their teacher. Armstrong Journal: D. A. Haggard of Algona was in Armstrong for a few hours Wednesday. He was auctioneer at two large sales east of town Tuesday and Wednesday. He sold a number of cows for $40 each. Fred Gilbert of Spirit Lake won another victory last week by the defeat of G. A. R. Elliot in alive bird shoot at Kansas City and is now in possession of the Kansas City Star cup. The score was 95 to 94. Miss Hulda Peters, Algona's blind musician, gave a recital at Garner lust evening. The Signal in announcing it said: Miss Peters was in Garner something over a year ago, visiting with her mother and step-father Mr. and Mrs. E. Theil. • Estherville Democrat: The kodak fiends of Algona had great sport recently trying to get " snap shots" at a dozen little Injuns and two old squaws who happened to strike that town. The Indian is strictly opposed to having his picture taken. Algona and Britt are to combine in Episcopalian church work. Rev. Paul Talbot will go to Britt every two weeks. Tho News says he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Robinson last week and speaks of him as a scholarly young man. Brown & Younie of West Bend are going to put up a brick bank building at Ottosen. The -.front will be of St. Louis pressed brick and stone, the same as the front of the Union block here. The floor will be hard maple and all trimmings and counters of white ash. ', . • • •; The Algona mill business will soon require one of the new machines the Spencer mill company uses. It will do addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, square root, stone measure, exchange, interest, discount and equation, providing it has a proficient operator.^-',-It is^key-eperated instrument like a typewriter and is said to do its work vapidly and accurately. more profanity than any other, had a red hot political meeting last Thursday. Lafe Young and Senator Cheshire were billed to speak and so also Senator FiHn and Frank G. Stuart. A joint debate was arranged. The four held out till midnight, Lafe Young closing the discussion and warming Finn and Stuart in his inimitable fash- Ion. Young and Finn were in the senate together and knew each other of old. W. O. Payne heard Dolliver'e address at Webster City and his cam' paign speech at Nevada, and in concluding a long report says: The flashes of drollery and of wit that won him fame and a seat in congress are still to be noted in his public efforts, but they no longer constitute the burden of the same. The Dolliver who riddled the opposition, ridiculed Its leaders, delighted the boys and confirmed the partisanship of every one of his hearers, has in very large part given place to a Dolltver, who argues good naturedly, blends censure with charity, goes deep into the causes and philosophy of events, marshals his facts comprehensively, appeals to the best judgment and highest impulses of his listeners, arouses their most unselfish patriotism, and bears himself as a schooled and growing statesman. Iowa has always liked Dolliver; but now he is winning through high deserts its greatest pride and warmest confidence. Geo. E. Roberts discusses bond sales and says: One of the most persuasive pleas the silver people made a year ago was that against continued bond sales. They claimed that the gold standard could not be sustained without continued bond sales. I heard Senator Allen of Nebraska, in a speech in Fort Dodge, say that he desired to po on record as prophesying that if McKinley was elected all of the gold in the U. S. treasury would immediately be withdrawn and that there would be another Issue of bonds before January 1,1897. McKinley was elected, and on election day there was about $114,000,000 of gold in the treasury. No bonds have been sold and there is now about$148,000,000 of gold in the treasury after supplying about $20,000,000 for export during the year. But this is notthe first proof that bond sales do not necessarily go with the gold standard. We had no bond sales from 1879 to 1893, except for refunding purposes. That bogie is no longer useful to frighten voters with. PEOF. A. A, SIFERT MAERIED. ISuflTnlo Center Gains a Handsome and Accomplished Bride. The Hampton Recorder has a note of local interest: Married, at the home of the bride's parents at Burchinal, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 9, Miss Martha Zook and Prof. A. A. Sifert of Buffalo Center, Iowa. The bride was a former teacher in Franklin county and is well known to many of our readers. She is comely and accomplished and has a host of friends here whose well-wishes will follow her through life. The groom is u teacher of much force and has been principal of tbe schools at New Hartford and Clarksville and is now located at Buffalo Center, where the young couple will make their home. Died of Malarial Fever. The following letter explains itself: AYRSHIRE, Oct. 18.—To the Editor: I wish to correct an erroneous idea that I understand is circulating in Algona in regard to the recent death of our daughter in Mississippi. She did not die of yellow fever as reported. We not only have her husband's report, but also a letter from the doctor who attended her stating the cause of her death. I herewith send a correct obituary notice, which please publish, and oblige, G. M. HOWARD. Died, at Durant, Miss., Oct. 7, 1897, of malarial fever, Nora E., wife of E. C. French of Boyle, Miss., and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Howard. JtJST EEOE1V1B-A op- FINE LINE FANCY D In French, German, and Austrian China Als a complete line of water and lemonade sets.. Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. Right now is the time to Hard Coal while the price is at the bottom notch, It will be higher before long. I shall be able to sell and deliver the best hard coal, also all grades of SOFT COAL at the best figures to be had in the market. See me you buy. I will make it to your interest to do so. A. H. NAUDAIN. before A FEW second-hand cook stoves, all in the best of repair, for sale at bargain prices. C. M. DOXSEE, Hardware. The Wetmore Truss. delegation? If in 1889 Kossuth had politicians who did not know how to accept defeat, how }$ anyone now going to gain an,y credit p by imputing tbeir ba9 been JUST 30 YEAB8 AGO, Algona township covered 20 congressional townships—everything in the north end of the county. A petition was presepted to the county board to divide it and was rejected. In those Emmetsburg Reporter: The KossutU county fair held in Algona last weelc was a big success in every way. The exhibit qf farm products was immense and demonstrated what a little energy will do, for it is only a few years since CASH GROCERY. Best rice, per pound 8c Crackers by the box $i Arbuckle's, Lyons', or XXXX Coffee Cranberries, per quart 8c Pickles, per quart 8c Best crackers, per pound 8c Ginger snaps, per pound 8c We sell and deliver hay and grain: J. C. ANDERSON. South of court house. THIS TRUSS MURBBRS Mel Din. I WEAR THE WSJWORB TRUSS rr*'*r •-•.UWWVIV** UVSM«*V | J' *&V1V " C*D Of Hi |K H V V slim affair, but for the past three years the management have adopted vim, vigor and victory for their motto and that brought success, this year were $2,000. The receipts days the candidates came from Algona because there wasn't anywhere else op theiwap. THE UPPER DBS through ttoie whp).e Election r(- •+• Got. 8 and Algona township gave. J58 republican to J3 <3emoo*-fttio votes, Jrvington 81 toJ, CresQO 80 straight republipan. The POLITICAL , NOTES. -It is all a roarer of getting the vote to the polls. •..••.< •"»<•• ;;: •••: .>••• ,< I > Henry George says gold and silver are both relics of barbarism. The Sioux City Journal suggests that there are lots of relic hunters. The most exciting contest Js over the New York City mayoralty. Gen. Tracy W the republican candidate, VanWyck the tpmany candidate, Setb ticket .was kewts H. , *, president of Columbia college, the oit- iaeri oamJldate, anij Henry George the Bnrui 4eroooraoy, cwjflMata J&<* of the four plains to be \yln,fie.r, A truss embodying the sym- plicity and durability of all other trusses, and yet unlike any of them. The most simple truss ever made. Is practically indestructible — wears forever. Made on strictly hygienic principles- no cumbersome springs to pass around the body. It gives perfect freedom of action, without the slightest movement of the truss. Does not take one*half the pressure to hold the rupture that the old -styles take. HoWs the rupture easily, yet firmly and * NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business- Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Baplds, i Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis; • Rockford of Bookford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL, ^-"-"'-"'-^-'"^'•^^w^'v^-^x^^^^-'-. Kossuth County State Bank, ^.Xi, SSSO.OOO. . ' . W, WadsworthTBainet and sold. Colleo assage tickets -to or LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier T, Ohrischllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. First National Bank of Algona. AMBROSE A. CAPITAL. $50,000 WM. K.FEKGUSON ;.'.,OasWer 0. D, SMITH....... Asst. Cashier Philip F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A- rates to parties furnishing flrst-class security, It stays Just where it Ja placed. The cheapest high-grade truss yet produced. u Is absolutely guaranteed to at and hold the hernia with comtort, or money refunded. Don't buy any other truss before trytngtbis For sale and guaranteed by **«*"»« W, J. Stttdley, Officers and Directors— Fred. M. Miller. Myron Sohenck, Thos. P. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $§0,000, General Banking, tarinterest paid on time deposits. .GKBO. O Six per cent Interest on Time Deposits for money Iq/t three rnqntf^sor wore, Money always on hand to loan on

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