The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 17, 1897 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 17, 1897
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jp*.v MOINES: AUKtttA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1897. tBIRTT FIBS* TEAB. BIT mOMAM A WARREN. to Subscribers. One copy, one yea* W-50 On« copy, six months »5 One copy, three month* *« Sent to »af address at above rates. Bemlt by dt*lt, money order, or express or- atratonrrisk. Bates of adTertlBiiig sent on application. what bad been foubd to be the cause of the trouble at the hospital, nor of what treatment had been found to be efficacious. CtTOBEXCT BEFOBM. The essential fact to keep in mind in connection with the sudden flood of currency reform talk is the inability of the republicans to pass any bill affect- Ing the currency at the coming session of congress. It is unlikely that President McKinley with all the influence he could bring to bear could even get febill to final vote. The silver men control the senate, and for all that can now be seen will control it when the new congress is chosen. For that matter it cannot now be figured out how during the McKinley administration any bill not satisfactory to the silver men can become a law. This situation is not so unfortunate as it seems to many, in view of the character of most of the currency reform proposals. They all come to the one point of retiring the greenbacks by the issue of gold bonds bearing about three per cent, interest. No one has yet pointed out what merit a bond has that a greenback has not, unless it be that bonds are payable at fixed periods, and the greenbacks could readily be issued in the same manner. To take up the greenbacks and other paper money with three per cent, bonds would cost the people between 812,000,000 and $15,000,000 a year in interest. Why should the people pay that to bankers to get them to issue money, when the government can issue it just as readily as it can issue the bonds, and at no expense? Another objection to all these suggested plans is that they take no account of the 8600,000,000 of silver now in use, fully as great a menace to gold as the greenbacks. The silver dollar is worth 40 cents. The other 60 cents depends entirely upon the ability and willingness of the government to redeem silver in gold. Unless something can be done to establish a stable relation between silver and gold, there is exactly as much reason for retiring silver as paper, and to do that with three per cent, bonds would cost the taxpayers over $30,000,000 a year in interest alone. The apparent failure of the commissioners sent abroad to secure international action in behalf of silver has given fresh occasion for ridiculing the claims of bimetallism. But the fact remains that substantially half of the metallic money of the world is silver— Director Preston's last figures are S4,- 359,600,000 gold and $i,268,300,000silver. Of this great volume of silver money much the larger part has been coined eince 1873—the director's figures for that year are $3,000,000,000 gold and $1,816,000,000 silver. Even with all the new discoveries of gold, it is not unlikely thatsilver will more than hold its own, whatever is done by the present gold standard nations, and that a larger proportion of silver will be coined as money as the years go by. This silver money, which cannot be disposed of, which will not be disposed of and which will increase in volume and in importance, is a menace to business and to commercial stability as long as it fluctuates in value and as long as it has to be maintained by each nation on its own responsibility by gold redemption, and a bimetallic agreement of some kind is inevitable. Why was France willing to send commissioners to England in behalf of bimetallism? Why did the English ministry invite the denunciations of the London financial combination by admitting that bimetallism is a serious issue? The currency of the United States is as good as it can be made, so long as silver is not given some fixed position in our monetary system. When it is, as It inevitably must be, gold and silver will furnish a sufficiently expanding volume of money. Hew. J. F. IiATESUER of Rockwell City is a candidate for the speakership of the coming bouse of representatives. He was a member during the last session, and the acquaintance then gained will materially assist him. Mr. lavender is fully qualified for the position and Representative Farley ought to go into the republican caucus long enough to help him win, inasmuch as a republican is going to be chosen. Judge Carr will not be a candidate. Let northern Iowa stand by the Calhoun county candidate. 5EWS AND OOMMEKT. Ex-Gov. Jackson and Auditor McCarthy are outspoken in opposing putting all of the Iowa state institutions in the bands of a single board of control- The more it is looked into the more impracticable, we believe, this suggestion will be found to be. Senator Funk: " A local fight is the meanest in the world of politics, lien will get more wrought up over the election of some neighbor to an office carrying a salary of a few hundred dollars a year than over issues involving the destiny of a great nation. Human nature is built that way." Minnie Murray, " the lady in white,' is going on the lecture platform. Sam Clark says Iowa bad better devote §50,000 to paying the state debt instead of spending it on the Omaha exposition. Mayor Mc~\ r ickar of Des Moines will probably be renominated without a contest. He has had a stormy time the past two years, but has done Des Moines good service. He has some sound ideas about city government, and nobody questions his intention of sticking to them. The Sioux City Journal reporter says the state university "makes modest demands on the state for funds with which to carry on the chief educational work of the state." The state teachers' association meets at Des Moines, Dec. 27. One of the principal discussions is to be over teachers' institutes. It is alleged that the annual teachers' institute is a fraud. Supt. Reed ought to go down and celebrate his retirement from office by defending this invaluable adjunct of the teachers' work. The New York Outlook says that in one hitherto republican county in Iowa a silver republican was elected to the legislature, because of the popularity of his prohibition views. Can this be Kossuth? Geo. E. Roberts is to talk to the Grant club of Des Moines tomorrow evening on the monetary question. We don't kaow what branch of it he will touch upon, but hope be will stiffen up the hopes of the bimetallists. Dr. Gunsaulus, who lectured in Algona last year, will soon be in his pulpit in Chicago again. He has been suffering from a lingering trouble that settled in his hip. The doctors were compelled to break the joint and he is now rapidly recovering. He will give up lecturing. been that fate intended that the sole survivor should hold an inquest over the political remains of his comrades. His verdict should be instructive reading to the republicans of Kossuth. Burrell: What a relief biennial elections would be! Indiana has them. She hasn't a single politic this year! Her voters lie fallow and rest, like land, every other year, and are all the better for it: they do not lose interest in politics, but, instead glow with a fiercer flame when the time comes round. When our fellows made the code, why didn't they give us a like breathing spell? A yearly campaign is a bore. No wonder folks get apathetic. Especially after a presidential campaign voters would enjoy the luxury of a two-years' stretch, yawn and doze. For a campaign like" that of 1896 is like pouring water on lime—it burns everything up. Robt. G. Ingersoll: "I don't think that the results of the elections held last Tuesday teach anything concerning the future. The national campaign is too far off for state elections to forecast anything concerning it. The results of the elections just held were indicative of political exhaustion or of the evening up of old scores. People are tired of politics, having just passed through a national campaign, and did not take the active interest they otherwise would have taken. Then in the elections just held there was much of the element of satisfying grudges between men and between factions. Such contests do not indicate anything concerning the politics of the state." HJ THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. people in the north end of the county should do one of the two things: Have the county divided into supervisor districts dr.* as we suggested some time ago, be attached to Emmet county and receive fair treatment. SEMI-LOOAL 1TEWS HOTES. Mrs. Carrie Lane Chapman Catt has appointed Mrs. Inez Taylor, oldest daughter of G. H. Light, Algona's old- time landlord, assistant corresponding secretary of the Iowa state association of woman suffragists. Mrs. Taylor will go to Sioux City to remain two months and then will make her permanent headquarters at Des Moines. A special in the Sioux City Journal states that the largest contract for publishing mineral land applications ever let in the Black Hills has been award- to the Queen City Mail of Spearfish, E. H. Warren's paper. The advertisements cover 13 columns and will figure up to about $1.000. The Horseshoe company has made the application on land in the Bear Gulch district. There are ninety claims in all, or about 1,000 acres. B'ro. Warren's paper looks fat and healthy these days. -5- -5- -=J. C. Baker informs the Emmetsburg Democrat that the losses of the Iowa Mutual Hail association have not been so numerous this year as they were in 1896, but that quite a number of wheat fields were destroyed and that, on this account, the amount to be paid in losses will be larger than they were for last season. However, it will not amount to more than 10 cents per acre. Another Drop ONB REASON POB IT. The Outlook, an ably edited weekly Of New York, in commenting on the republican falling off in the oast, gives a reason that ought attract the attention of the Iowa farmer: " Everywhere, but especially in the cities, where the rise in the price of farm products is felt rather as a burden than as a gain, the republican party suffered losses." HILL'S AUTHORITY. Dr. Hill, superintendent of the hospital for the insane at Independence, has lately allowed several patients to be brought back to Koesuth county, who were still suffering from mental derangement, without any official notice to the local commissioners. If this is legal there should certainly be a pbKjngeJntne laws at the earliest opportunity. When any but wholly re- gpvered patients are allowed to return to their boraes, the local board should ,be Botifled, pot only of such return, but also $ the nature of the derangement jandofthe treatment the patient has JjHe» receiving, 80 that any temporary eft wy he overcome 9peedlly jwfl,Qtitten,ere. An lately in DOtfeipg whatever FOLITIOAL NOTES. Palo Alto snowed under the new jail tax. It got only 222 votes to 1,347 against. Prank Bicknell is said to stand a good chance of being Goy. Shaw's private secretary. He is well fitted for the place. The next Iowa legislature will stand as follows: Senate—republicans 39, fusionists 11. House—republicans 63, fusionists 37. Polk county loses 19 delegates in the next republican state convention. That means 19 less free railway tickets if the convention is held away from home. Iowa Falls Sentinel: " J. M. Farley, the representative elect, has been a life-long republican, but got lost in the free silver fog last fall and has now been awarded his ' thirty pieces.' " Spirit Lake Beacon; In Kossuth the chief trouble was at the primaries which nominated all the officers at the county seat. The outside territory combined and downed the entire ticket. Speaking of Kossuth the Forest City Summit says: The local campaign was a bitter one in the party and brought about complications which will return to plague the republicans in future years. Armstrong Journal: The result of the election in Kossuth county may spoil the aspirations of at least one man for senatorial honors. There will be one candidate less before the next republican senatorial convention in this district. Hon. J. E. Anderson, who bought the Ramsay township meteor, once candidate for congress, ran for county superintendent up in Wlnnebago and got only two thirds of the " pop" vote. The " pops" are ungrateful. Emmetsburg Democrat: Word reaches us from Wbittemore that George Boyle has danced many a jig on his table since the county election. Kossuth has some good dancers, but the Whittemore fellows are jiggers in earnest. Geo. E. Boyle says to the Emmetsburg Tribune: " My work is done. I am going to take a winter of real solid enjoyment out of the result of the election in Kossuth county. The west end has been vindicated and recognized." Where do the Wesley heroes come in? Bailey: THE UPPER DES MOINES wants the Mormon missionaries to come to Kossutb county as a counter irritant to Ztra Barrett, Geo, Banna and George Boyle. Try the Salvation Army. There is nothing like a base drum and a tambourine to (till democratic microbes and assuage the pangs of "didn't know it was loaded." Emmetsburg Reporter: The entire republican ticket of gojsuth county a ipder el^te 4fty wiw —wo* ftmytfelpYe Orson Rice, a former Spirit Lake citizen, is dead. Earl Stephens' Ledyard deer hunting party got six deer. C. J. Lenander has sold bis half section in Swea at $35 an acre. Guy Taylor has been over at Britt on a duck hunt with C. F. Mortenson. Bancroft is to have a two-story brick in the spring, with one or two more on the string. West Bend Journal: Algona'e art exhibition the 28th and 29th ult. was a great success. A saloon petition has been circulated in Humboldt county. A new one will be tried soon. Jas. Hofius was not elected supervisor up in Winnebago, nor T. L. Thorson sheriff in Emmet. Emmetsburg Tribune: Attorneys Cohenour and Swelling of Algona came over Tuesday to attend court. Emmetsburg Democrat: Prisoners seem to get out of the Algona jail about as easily as they get into it. Geo. W. Reeves, who was once a resident of Algona, died at Livermore, Nov. 7. He was an old resident of that town. Jim Corey at Wesley gets 10,000 cabbages from five acres. The Reporter says he sells at good prices at all the neighboring towns. Miss Nina Burlingame, daughter of Algona's old-time Daniel Webster Burlingame, has begun as a teacher in Palo Alto county. Rev. W. A. Black, the former presiding elder of the Algona district, is going to move to Nova Scotia. That was his former home. A band of Tama Indians are trapping on Prof. Kent's lake farm south of Webster City. They have caught 700 rat, skunk and mink skins. " Bob" Bloom of Garner sold his trotting stock, sulkies, etc., at auction Saturday. The trotter that went at the Kossuth fair was in the lot. Eslheryille sent a man out to mow weeds in the streets. He ran into a little girl and cut her. The city pays all expenses and gives her §GOO. Speaking of the last jail delivery the Bancroft Register suggests: They battered down the walls with a paper collar one of them had been wearing. Frank Miles, Livermore's popular lawyer, was married last evening to Miss Mary Farrell. Frank won an important suit in the last term of court in Algona. Britt News: Mrs. B. A. Daugherty has gone to Algona, where she will make her future home with Miss Bertha Carey, who was formerly a Britt resident. The Algona district of the Swedish Lutheran Iowa conference held its district mission meeting in the Swedish Lutheran church in west Fort Dodge the 9th and 10th of November. Black Cloud, a Tama Indian, is an expert blue sky operator. He has been drawing supplies from the government in Oklahoma and Tama at the same time. He gets two years in the penitentiary. Obed Robinson tried raising a coffee bean last summer at Wesley and met with good success. He had the beans browned and ground, and tells the Reporter that the flavor is equal to some store coffee. Burt Monitor: Prof. Van Erde- wyck's removal to Algona is much regretted by the Burt people,-inasmuch as it necessitates a change at the head of the school. Prof. Lilly and Prof, Connor have applied for the position. Fort Dodge Messenger: Mr. John H. Eastman, the cashier of the Callender bank, has been doing the right thing in taking unto himself a better half. The bride is Miss Luella Wartman, one of the accomplished young ladies and teachers of Algona. Wliat the North Ena Should Do. Armstrong Journal: The Olsons were both beaten for supervisor in Kossuth county. .Why? .Because they resided in the north half of the county. One of them was a candidate on the republican ticket and the other on the democrat ticket. The successful candidates were from Wesley and L«Verne. The man from Wesley was a democrat and the LuVerne candidate a republican. There was a large bolt in the republican ranks which elected the entire democratic ticket with the exception of one supervisor, Olson, of Swea township. The republicans in the south end of the county .who bolted the ticket voted for Barton, or the democrats In the saws ftestton apratobed Olson. It may be there was ireaphery in both The Bishop Talbot, uncle of Algona's new Episcopalian rector, was elected. Wednesday, ibishop of the Episcopal diocese of Pennsylvania. He has been a missionary bishop in Wyoming and Idaho. His new bishopric is one of the most important in this country. Miss Norma Gilchrist is now county superintendent in Pocahontas, and the Record says: "Pocahontas county has the youngest and handsomest superin- tend'ent of schools in the state, she being only nineteen years old." Her brother was compelled to go south for his health and the supervisors chose her to fill the vacancy. Miss Grace Gilchrist takes her place in the Pocahontas city school. H- -5- -T- Hon. A. J. Holmes of Boone is a patient in the sanitarium at Grand Rapids, Mich., suffering with a severe attack of nervous prostration. He was our old congressman. OOL. SPEWOER'S SUGGESTION. He Would Have Each County Buy In Its Land nt Tax Sale. The State Register is advocating having all public moneys deposited at interest, a wiser measure than some it seems to favor. Col. Spencer, noticing its editorial wrote a note suggesting a further reform: Ai/GONA, Nov. 11.—Editor Register: While you are pushing the matter of interest on deposits, why not each county buy its property at tax sale? There is very little property going to deed in Iowa, why not let the tax payers have the benefits? There are some reforms that might be inaugurated with great propriety, but there is always going to be interested objectors, strong ones, to any proposed reforms. R. H. SPENCER. The Register devotes considerable space to an endorsement of this suggestion, which certainly seems wise. WANTS $350,000. James Callanaii Sues .7. C. Savery— An Outcome of the Algona Suit. A new and sensational suit is on in Des Moines, an outgrowth of the suit lately begun in the name of L. J. Rice of Algona against Callanan & Savery. Callanan and Savery have fallen out and Callanan now sues for §350,000. If it is ever brought to trial some inside history will doubtless be revealed of interest to Iowa. The Rice suit is to recover some 5200,000 that it is alleged Callanan and Savery and others have taken out of the creditors of the old American Emigrant company. Carr & Parker are the attorney sat Des Moines. This suit is likely to succeed, and as Callanan is the party who will have the judgment to pay he is opening up the whole Savery failure with a view to saving himself. A. B. Cummins is Callanan's attorney. HORSES BURNED IN A SWAMP. A Peculiar Accident Up In Northwestern Kossuth. Thos. Vallie, who lives in Kossuth east of Armstrong, was driving four horses home for noon. He had been plowing and they were harnessed together. He went through a slough where there was a fire. They started to run and fell in a heap unable to get up. Before it was possible to rescue them they were ruined. • The Ottumwas Coming. The Ottumwa Male Quartette, billed to appear at the opera house in this city, Friday evening, Nov. 26, is a musical organization whose fine qualities it would be difficult to state in too superlative a manner. They were originally an Iowa company and adopted the name "The Ottumwas," which in the red men's dialect means "rippling water." Their present headquarters are in Chicago, From ocean to ocean and from the gulf to the great lakes they have charmed the lovers of vocal music. The harmony of their voices the richness and volume of their tone, the scholarly rendition of the classics, and their abundant fund of the humorous have made them.the peer of any company before the'publip today, The people of this city, always liberal patrons of that which is meritorious, will not neglect an opportunity to enjoy this approaching musical feast. We Buy watches, sell watches, and trade watches. Come in and see us. We may be the people you are looking for. DINGLEY & PUGH, Sign of the big watch. 31111 Drees I have opened a dress making establishment on Call street east of the Thoriogton house, and solicit the patronage of those having work in my line. ' On Clothing Until January 1,1898 Any "good (?) clothing." \ 9 good until something happens to it and then you wish it were one of our Kuh, Nathan & Fischer Co. suits. A guarantee ticket with every garment bearing this label. Disappointments have'nt built up our growing trade —it's good quality, good taste, good variety, good workmanship, good trimmings, good treatment. That's our way I Until January i, 1898, we will offer our entire stock of heavy winter suits for men and boys at a discount of 15 per cent, for cash. Also 50 men's dress overcoats and 50 boys' overcoats at cost. Anyone wishing clothing should see these goods and prices. Yours to please, JNO. GOEDERS. You Have Books, IS of course; everybody who anybody has books, and lots of them. But the problem is— Where Do You KeepTliem? There is nothing so nice for this purpose as one of those splendid book cases at Coan's. And they are not only nice but cheap, too. After you buy one you will wonder how you ever got along without it. Come and make your selection now. A. M. COAN. Undertaking and Embalming. Don't Forget that we always have on hand all kinds of grain and ground feed, bran, shorts, and oil meal at reasonable prices ; also COAL of all kinds and grades. Goods delivered to any part of the city. El. C. & N. W. Elevator. OET WATER OR NO PAY. The undersigned has a complete Steam Cable Well Drilling Outfit, fillet Lane Farm offers some choice WM. K. FERGUSON, A. S. FORBES, Algona, Iowa. All not sold by Dec. 1 will tie changed. One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SGHU & WATERHOUSE, Painter, Paper Hanger KALSOMINER, SIGN AND CARRIAGE PAINTER, Postal card orders will receive prompt attention. JAS. A. W ANTED-A reliable lady or distribute samples wrt make house canvass for our Vegetable 0 to S75 a, mouth easily pleea, 843 to 860 (J8£O, III. l, '*f. J! HM. Ada

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