The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 26, 1898 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 26, 1898
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THE UPPER BESB MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1898. BBBMIiM^iiiialiiiMaiiaMi&ayiaagaa^ - __^.^,- . ._ ^ ..*_ . _ . . -_.,,..^^**^^u**Hm*^^^^^*it******^^ Greatest of all Great Clearing Sales At the New England is Still Going On. It is greater than ever this year. On account of our large sales last fall we have more broken lots, In these lots you will find sizes to fit all kinds of men and boys. All we ask is for you to see these goods. The prices will be so tempting you cannot pass them by. We are bound to close out these lots, as you all know the rule of the New England is: Not to carry anything but full lots after the season is over. All our Overcoats and Winter Goods are included in this great Slaughter Sale. This sale will continue through February until all the goods are sold. Remember you will have the best selection if you come now. Money refunded if you can find anyone in the state that is willing to dulicate these goods for the same money. Yours truly, ' O. B. DURDALL & CO. THinTT-FinST TEAB. BY INGHAM 4 WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year 81.5C One copy, six months 75 Otoecopy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express or dec at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. NOT INCONSISTENT. The Sioux City Journal seems to think that there is a contradiction in terms between a single standard of value and bimetallism. The logical deduction would be that the republican declaration at St. Louis to maintain the gold standard and promote an international agreement, was a compromise, one part of which is absurd. In commenting on Gov. Shaw's declaration for gold mono-metallism it goes so far as to say that it is in refreshing contrast " with the equivocations and confusions of the utterances of so many public men, even among republicans, upon this subject in these days. They use the cant of prejudice and the foolish phrase of ignorance, although they know the truth." The Journal may mean this for such radical silver men as Senators Wolcott and Chandler. But the implication is that every bimetallist belongs in the category, and for any limitations the Journal suggests, President McKinley and Senator Allison are among these users of cant. Now the fact is there is no contradiction whatever between a single standard of value and bimetallism. A single standard of value may be erected on one metal or a dozen metals Congressman Sam Clark, who is introducing a bill making gold the standard, a few years ago put a plank in the Iowa republican platform making wages, rents, and a few other things the standard, and he was as much a single standard advocate then as now. Any proposition for the use of silver and gold which carries with it a guarantee of a parity of values recognizes a single standard, and no republican we know of, and no advocate of international bimetallism, proposes any plan by which a parity is not to be insured. It is only the Bryan party which pretends that we can have successfully two dollars of different values at the same time, and the people who voted for McKinley, voted for him because they took no stock in that idea. The Journal's assumption seems to be that the bimetallic idea has no standing with students of money. Here again is a mistake that should be avoided if republicans are to escape the charge of having used "the foolish phrase of ignorance" in declaring for an international agreement. In point of fact it is the gold raono-metallism the Journal and Gov. Shaw advocate that is not accepted, W. C. Whitney on his return from Europe a year ago stated that every professor in the English universities is teaching bimetallism, Lord Salisbury and the leading members of his cabinet are bimetallists, the French ministry are aggressively for bimetallism. A little over a year ago Secretary Sherman in a studied review of our finances declared for bimetallism. One of the most notable signs of the real tendency of recent economic thought was the conversion of Hugh McCullooh, twice secretary of the treasury, and an original mono-metal- list. In an address before the students of Harvard college he said: " It may be proper for me to say in conclusion that without haying given to the subject of bimetallic money the consideration which it merited, I had publicly in various ways expressed the opinion thatthe world had out grown the need of silver as money. * * * It is not a pleasant thing for me to acknowledge thus publicly a change of opinion upon a very important question. I inink that bimetallic money ought to be and that jt eventually will become the universal the point of restoring silver, until it was confidently asserted that had President Cleveland recalled the Brussels conference as he was expected to do some agreement would have been reached. Tho argument for a single money metal in 1807 was practically the same that is used now. The trial failed for the reason that it will always fail, because the commercial world had two money metals and can dispense with neither. The only result of trying to was to'.break the par-of-exchange, making all business uncertain to that extent, and making silver in every country a burden on gold. Since 1867 the increase of.the use of silver as a money metal has been much greater than that of gold, the problem today is more acute, trade between silver and gold countries is hampered, silver countries by paying less wages are underselling gold countries, wages are falling in gold countries to meet the inevitable pressure. Even England is getting restless. W. E. Curtis says every groat paper outside of London is demanding that steps be taken to re-instate and maintain a ratio in the interests of agriculture and manufacturing. That there is today in this country a strong tide towards gold mono-metal- ism may be admitted. It is in part due to the failure of the Wolcott commission. It is mainly, however, the natural result of the extreme attitude of the Bryan party. Because the Bryanites call free coinage at the ratio of 16 to 1 regardless of the action of the 3ommercial world bimetallism, those who see the absurdity of their pretenses come readily to consider all arguments for the use of silver as visionary. The tendency of local public opinion, however, does not change facts nor obliterate any of the object lessons of history. Today many plans are being discussed for substituting a bank currency for the greenbacks and silver. They are all feasible until the main point is reached and that is the redemption of the paper money in gold. How shall it be done? How can it be done? It requires both gold and silver to furnish the world a sufficient metallic money. The action of the United States will not in the least affect the situation. The question will still be after all or any of the proposed banking schemes are adopted how to get a par-of-exchange between the two great money metals. The selfishness of London bond brokers may postpone a settlement indefinitely. It may force a settlement that is unexpected and that is to be looked upon with alarm. It may give away to the best judgment of the best students of finance in every civilized country on the globe. every country In the world. It was done in several states of the union before the war, with entire success. The trouble is that the country was cursed with a lot of state banks which had no regulations at all, and they have established a deep seated prejudice against all bank notes. They started " wild cat" banks In the midst of the Wisconsin and Michigan wilderness, to escape redeeming their notes. They started them without any capital at all. But during all of that time the notes of the state bank of Indiana, the state bank of Ohio, of the Massachusetts and Louisiana banks, were as good as gold everywhere, and sometimes at a premium because of the greater ease in transporting them. The Messenger will not undertake to say when the true office of the bank note will be popularly understood. We do not press it as a party policy for that reason. But we shall pass no opportunity to express our convictions on the subject, for we believe a proper system would be of great service to the west. It would give us a steady money market and lower rates of interest. This proposition does not include the substitution of bank notes for our silver. The Palo Alto Reporter says of the state board of control: " To our mind there is much truth in Pope's saying: 'That for forms of government let fools contest; whate'er is best administered is best.'" The Courier asks why the ballot law was changed last winter. The history of it is this: An effort was made to have the circle cut off, and a great clamor went up for the change. It was not effected and in the compromise that followed the law came out as it is. Tho Courier says the circle should still be cut off. Tnu Uri'EH DES MOINES thinks it is the most convenient feature 6f the ballot. The readiness with which editors cheapen their own profession is a fit matter for discussion at Hutnboldt. Here is an item from the Sioux City Tribune: "The editor of the Algona UFPUU DES MOI.NES has received his reward. His little presidential boom for Allison has resulted in a postofflce, and that is probably what he had in view when ho took his pen in hand, etc." The public takes such things at their face sometimes, but every editor knows how cheap and absurd they are. Why do we all help people to believe that our business is a combination of black-mailing and bogging? line of road or office to which the letter is addressed, instead of being placed length" wise of the same, is placed crosswise in such a manner as to expose part of the stamp. Every clerk handling this letter must postmark it with day and date, number of train, etc., and if ho dispatches it to another connecting line of road, he also places his facing slip crosswise of the letter package so the clerk receiving it will at once see the special delivery letter and will add his postmark, train number, etc. The last clerk who handles the letter places it on the outside, or top of the package for the town to which it is addressed, so the postmaster will notice it immediately. He also postmarks it and delivers it at once by messenger. I have seen letters bearing this innocent looking passport completely covered over with postmarks of clerks whose hands it had passed through. Therefore if you wish a letter to reach its addressee as quick as possible, spend 10 cents for one of these stamps and do not waste your time by endorsing the envelope with such injunctions as: "In haste," "Hurry up," "Rush," "Don't delay," etc. E. H. SLAOLE. MISS MAM IN CALIFORNIA REVELATIONS SEEM WONDERFUL, She Tells of the Beauty of an Ocean Sunset, find Mentions Some Former Albanians. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. LuVerne is figuring on a public library. Burt shipped 191 cars of stock last year, 224 of grain, 352 of hay. Our telephone company is making an effort to get into Minneapolis. F. R. Hedrick is shipping an average of 45 cars of hay from Sexton each week. Chas. Krebs, who was once a tinner in Algona, is with T. L. Thorson in Armstrong. Lowel Foster fell over a bobsled on the side walk at Burt and broke his nose. He may sue the town. Burt Monitor: G. S. Angus, Ellis McWhorter and J. B, Hofiusrnetin Burt Monday to arrange a program for the farmers' institute, which comes next month. They are corresponding with some able men to take the lead in different departments. A paper was started to get the signatures of 40 practical farmers for a permanent organization to hold a two day's session, annually. Fifty dollars a year can be secured from the state. Lafe Young is to address the editors at Humboldt and the rest of the program will bo in keeping. Tho Upper Des Moines association had its birth at Humboldt and Al. Adams is going to see that its birthday is properly celebrated. The New York World sends a copy of its almanac to this office. The World itself is a sensational sheet, but its almanac is an invaluable book. It is an encyclopedia of information in handy form. . * * * The certain prevention of fluctuations in the comparative value of the twp metals will be found in the diffusion of both throughout the globe, and this diffu- slon depends upon their becoming a joint Standard pf value." @p!4 m,pn<Muetallisnj has steadily ,,4iPt S round }n the p#st SO years. In Uona,! conference of 1867 it *e without m.uph discussion realization of the would ejftBue, by a unani- the potions. IB U yeajr? n 0 i»tern,atioaal con- sinpe endorsed it, and GEO, E. KOBEUTS HONORED. President McKinley has appointed Geo. E. Roberts director of the mint at Washington, at a salary of $4,500 a year, Mr. Roberts was not a candidate for the position, but owes his promotion to the estimate the president, Secretary Gage, Senator Allison and such men have formed of his abilities in his chosen field. As a student of statistics and finance he now ranks among the leading younger men of the United States. As director of the mint he will be able to render service of a high order. Mr. Roberts is under 40 years of age and began life at the printer's case in Fort Dodge without money and with only a limited public school education. His rise is a notable illustration of what is possible. His promotion is the reward which the world is always willing to give to merit. FROM A POSTAL CLERK'S DIARY. The would-be humorists and poets are not all dead, who publicly expose their talents on the address side of an envelope. i Not long since the folio wing address came under my notice and as it was intended, no doubt, as a contribution to humorous literature, so I copied it for the edification of the public: Mr. D. E. P and wife and daughter, (occupants of the poor house) Albert Lea, Minn. In caro of Ira H . United States of America. Poor house. Western Continent. Pa. Ma. & Maud. New World. NEWS AND COMMENT. Geo. E. Roberts in answering a query made by this paper as to whether banks would issue a sufficient paper ou?v renoy and redeem it in gold on demand says: " Secretary Gage and the Indianapolis commission have both offered plans that are compromises with existing conditions. They want to avoid the possibility of any disarrangement of our finances or sudden shock that might be consequent to radical change. There is no trouble about getting at least three banks in Algona that will quickly undertake to circulate notes sod redeem them on demand in gold. There is no more trouble about it than about loaning deftosits and at the Baffle tlwe agreeing to p^ tbw OB demand. It i» done in ». ..*». «. ».*»*•». A1CVV VTUliU. What are you going to do Thanksgiving. Merry Fourth of July, etc. All of this was on the address side of a common sized envelope. Lack of space probably cut the humorist short, and the notes he would have sung died in his throat. -H H- -T- Another somewhat more polished correspondent soars on the wings of Pegasus, in the following: I'm for Indlanola village, in old Warren county. In the state of Iowa, prepaid is my bounty, Then rush me along at the top of my speed To Miss Jessie Blank—who will open and read. Another letter was addressed to a lady in Des Moines, Iowa, who had six aliases in as many different cities all of which were written as her address, with instructions to forward until the same was delivered to the addressee. •*- -t- -f- Did you ever read the printing on the blue stamp, called a special deli very stump? Well, these are the words: " United States Special Postal Delivery. Secures immediate delivery at any postofflee." During the world's fair to distinguish this stamp from the one cent Columbian stamp, its color was changed to yellow. Uncle Sam has a special set of rules to accompany this stomp, and all clerks and carriers handling a letter bearing it are governed accordingly. In the first place postofflce clerks always place this letter on top of a package pf letters which they send to outgoing trains »od the facing slip which is placed QW the package designating the Wesley Reporter: What is in everybody's mouth is no secret. For some weeks Sexton has been torn up, not over a report, but over a charge, preferred by Mrs. Tony Kowalski against her father, August Studer, of one of the most heinous crimes that over graced a justice's docket. The charge was preferred during Mr. Studer's absence from town, but for some reason the county attorney refused to commence action, as it was hinted that Mrs. Ko- walsld and her husband had made the charge simply for the purpose of extorting money. In the meantime Mr. Studer returned home and instead of the charge being pushed, the instigators on Jan. 10, left for parts unknown and the matter has apparently dropped. NEW PAPER AT WESLEY. A I'roposed Venture In the Newspaper Field—Kossutli Ought to Have More Papers. WESLEY, Jan. 25.—Editor Buell of the West Bend Advance was in town Saturday, looking over the field with the intent of putting in another newspaper. He was undecided just what he would do when he left. If he sees fit to put in a paper here he will meet with a hearty welcome, as Wesley always bids a welcome to anyone that sees fit to locate here. Misses Grace Davison and Ida Blanchard of Burt spent Sunday with the former's sister, Mrs. Thos. Reibsamen. Miss Hattie Shaw has resumed her school work at the Pelton district. The diptheria has subsided. Revival meetings at the Methodist church closed Sunday night. There were 35 in all converted and reclaimed, and 17 united with the church on probation, and one by letter. Mrs. Epperson, the lady evangelist that assisted Rev. Plummer, is a very forcible speaker, and as an evangelist is a success in everyway. She will assist Rev. Plummer at Sexton this week in hismeetings. Ed. Studer and Miss Mary Sohieder- mantel are to be married today at the Catholic church. Both are well and favorably known here. A NEW SWEA PITY BANE. A. 1). Clarke Organizes a New Bank —Strong Financial Backing. A new bank will go into Swea City, The officers are A. D. Clarke, president; J. B. Johnson of Bancroft, vice president; S. P. Barr of Eagle Grove, cashier. Thos. Sherman of Bancroft, Homer A. Miller of Eagle Grove, and Judge Granger of Des Moines are leading stockholders. The paid capital is $25,000, with $50,000 authorized. Swea City is a #pod town and is gping to be a better one. The bank has chosen a good, live location. To the Editor: Trips to California are so common and articles from this region are becoming so numerous, I feel that an apology is a necessary beginning, yet the revelations to me are so wonderful that I cannot repress a desire to transmit some of my impressions to friends in Kossuth. Long Beach is a small town 22 miles south of Los Angeles. It is famous as a summer resort and for its unfailing supply of fleas. The beach is the only one of the kind upon the Pacific coast. For a distance of ten miles people can drive upon the hard sand almost to the water's edge, the slope is so gradual. Here quantities of tiny clams are sometimes gathered for soup. They may be collected at any time after the tide goes out. One afternoon while driving to Terminal island, a station five miles west of Long Beach, we watched the huge waves swelling toward us thenbursting with a mighty roar. The water would come peacefully out from the breakers to meet us and quickly return. The latter movement was made more interesting by large numbers of little sand pipers, sometimes called wave chasers, which would run with great speed before the wave and then as quickly follow it oceanward, picking up bits of food as they ran. While on the beach the ocean looks like a vast plain, but from a high hill there appears to be a huge swell in the distance as if the coast were hundreds of feet below its level. Returning from Terminal island we had the exquisite pleasure of seeing the effect of a sunset upon the ocean. The sun sank behind the mountains. The gorgeous colors of the western sky were behind us, while clouds of delicate pink were at the right and front of us. As the sun sank lower the calm waters of the great Pacific and the long stretch of hard, wet beach over which we drove acquired the line of the surrounding- sky. Twilight deepened and a soft haze filled the air, a charm which made perfect this scene of wondrous beauty While looking- out upon the vast waters I felt the force of the small boy's reply to the enthusiastic tourist who exclaimed as she gazed upon the great ocean: "Oh, I could drink it all in!" Please don't ma'am for mamma and I have come a long ways to see it." A sunset view at Pomona is very different. The mountains are much near- ea and it is an inland town. As the mountains are north of Pomona these views are especially attractive at this season of the year. One night last week the setting sun left a parting rose colored glow upon the clouds over the mountains The mountains were a deep, \^zy purple. The clouds quickly changed to violet and then to gray. This evening while we were serenely reading, a neighbor came in saying- ''Look at the mountains! Hurry!" We cannot be too grateful for her timely summons. We seemed to be looking- at peaks of liquid gold which soon became silver and then only the snow was visible upon the distant mountains The variously colored peaks were crossed by gray streaks of clouds. Lower down masses of clouds entirely hid huge portions of the mostdistant mountains. The nearer range was of the rich purple which is the prevailing color at sunset. Some who have been here many years say that they have never before seen suoh wonderful golden mountains. Probably this unusual splendor may be partly attributed to the recent heavy snow fall of the high One morning Dr. Forbush drove with me along a rocking road on the San Jose hills. From the height one could look down over thousands of acres of the citrus trees in the valley It wns a magnificent sight. The orange and the lemon crops are unusually abundant this year. Some of the older readers may remember Mr. Charles Bergk, who lived for many years in Humboldt county He ? n t hi8 . fami 'y live in a canon near Santa Monica. They are the only peo pie in the canon, but are so delightful to meet and have so many friends that they are seldom without company Mr Bergk makes a business of beekeeping Von will certainly believe it wR 'ou that the production of honey in 1896. Tho result was know approximately by 9 o'clock on the evening of election day. The "quiet election, honest count, and quick returns" were achieved under the direction of the police board of the then city of New York. How this great. machine was set in motion and how it worked is described in Scribner's magazine for February by Police Commissioner Avery D. Andrews in an article entitled, " The Police Control of a Great Election." This is the first popular account of the machinery of an election, and the narrative is full of surprising facts. A corps of artists made in various parts of the city a very interesting series of sketches, here reproduced. A NEW OPERA HOUSE COMPANY. Plan Proposed By Which the Opera House Will Continue to Be Managed By an Incorporated Company. During the past week a canvass has been made by Alex White for members of a new opera house company to continue the management of the house for another five years. The following are among those who have consented to join, and it is likely that a successful conclusion will be reached: Otto Falk- enhainer, Thos. F. Cooke, C. C. Samson, Geo. E, Clarke, B. F. Grose, Harvey Inglmm, C. C. Call, Chas. E. Cohenour, Wm. K. Ferguson, E. J. Murtagh, J. W. Sullivan, J. W. Wadsworth, F. W. Dingley, Ehlers & Falk- enlminer, G. F. Taylor, Alex White, W. P. Jones, M. P. Haggard, C. D. Smith, Will Haggard, J. L. Donahoo, Lewis H. Smith, W. B. Quarton, Hardy Buell, and M. J. Kenefick. Everybody is interested in the opera house. It is a great credit to Algona, and the willingness of so many to share in the responsibility of the management proves that it is appreciated. BAILEY'S FABM NOTES. To keep a rabbit from gnawing fruit trees, wrap the trees with sand paper. The rabbits will wear their teeth oil in a year or two so they will get so poor that you can easily catch them and drive the stubs up with a claw hammer. 1 hey can do nothing but gumsozzle a tree after that. To keep mince pies nice and fresh and insure them from moulding, make your own mince meat at home after the recipe in the Humboldt Independent of December 16; bake at least 20 pies: be careful to have the fire just right; when done cool carefully so they won't break or ' warp;" place them in a clean half barrel with a large frosted fruit cake between each two pies, together with a piece of well greased linen paper, take them to the express office marked "To theBritt Tribune. Glass! Wlth °ai-e.» They will never Senator Funk's paper, the Spirit Lake Beacon, says that a calf ate noncom and the heat of the burn caused the corn to pop and choked the poor % ° l eat1 -, P e °Ple did not beCe seeing the drifted pile o co ™ Bought it was snow and lay down and froze to death. This shows lv° Vea™ 0 ^" 18 Wil1 *l°wly and suT ly weave their meshes around and gradually entwine even a calf The poet has truly said: "There s a di vimty that shapes our ends rough," Lord's cow experience is aumm '"' cow You tell ' plok NEWS NOTES. each man and $100 a side . ALICE MANN. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The first election in greater New York polled over 500,000 votes-exceeding the confined vote of 11 states for president if they remained at home

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