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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 15, 1888, Atlantic, Iowa The Atlantic volume february number the weekly Lafayette Ico Tor and Telegram 8kcond Bedford Republican the 2cent fare Bill is in although both parties Are pledged to let every Man who wants it write to his or representative or the pressure against it at Desmoines is hold up the hands of your dont be diverted by the plea that it is freights that we Are most interested we want bread most of but we want bread and butter the More yielding we Are on the Point of railway the More we will be expected to yield on every a solid front at All Points is our Only Cedar a rapids Republican a wealthy citizen of proposes to donate Beautiful grounds and in Cash to any reliable body that will establish and maintain a University the circumstances suggests to the Albia Union the vitally important fact that it is not natural advantages that build up but its Public spirited note Well the you of Cedar who Are grumbling because your City is not All you would like its the Gitty Pandit that makes cities Lidubov Republican senator Lafe of our neighbouring Cas Shelby accepted the professions of the people in Good and from the Day the legislature convened has Laboured industriously in behalf of his 2cent fare colleagues pledged to the same measure have Given him faint hearted support and Well nigh deserted him when the opposing forces have come in by petitions and in the Burden of the measure has rested largely upon his but he has been equal to the and met the opposition with his Best every session of the Senate railway Ommittee he has listened to in arguments of Railroad delegations ind propounded Sharp questions for the gentlemen to Young has met with discouraging circumstances in the contest has suffered desertion by his stoutest coworkers in the moves but himself continues As Stead fast and enthusiastic As on the Day the Senate the friction has developed Youngs Best ability on the floor and in the committee and a Good Many will have cause to remember his stinging words of he is the Ingalls of the Iowa however legislation May terminate Youngs faithful and honest course cannot be and he will return to his constituents with a Clear record of pledges Blaine James Elaine has written a letter to chairman of the nation Al Republican declining to allow his name to be used As a Candi Date for the in an inter View published in the Pittsburg Chiron Jones stated that Blaine was in the Best of health and it was not for this Reasol the declined his he has been wonder fully i have had Many let ters from him and in nearly All of them he has spoken of his health and said he had entirely no it is not ill health nor fear of the result nor the worry and Strain of another Campaign that impelled Blaine to write that As Given to me at the time to which he refers the reasons were these before the nomination by the republicans in 1876 Blaine was very anxious to get the with his friends worked he was disappointed when it went to another Man in the manner it in 1880 he was still Al though in a lesser degree and his disappointment was less in 1884 he had to a great extent less desire for of and now he has withdrawn from the contest he has no wish to become he takes a keen interest in literary and wants quiet and i assure you these Are the Only reasons for Blaines letter that Are known to everybody sooner or looses a desire for some thing which they were once anxious to and this is entirely True of a Law against Lafe Young got off a Good one on general traffic manage of the Rock when the latter talked to the Senate railway Sage spoke of and How the railroads were compelled to go into it for pro Young questioned Sage considerably about it asked him How Long it had been in and where and How it was Sage made very full telling All about the pools and How they were so that roads had no interest in competing for business because they Only got their share of the Gross so the unwary Sage fell into the trap set for him by the shrewd editor from then opened up the code of 1873 and showed Sage a certain statute pro Viding for a Fine of for conviction of and asked him if he or his company knew of the existence of this Law while All this pooling was going or if he pleaded ignorance of the senator Young said he noticed they lost no Opportunity to enforce Law against others that some poor women and children were arrested at Atlantic a few Days ago by the Rock Island officials for picking up some lumps of Oal on the right Otway to keep from he thought there was a remarkable contrast in the Way Law was this brought every Railroad Man in the room to his feet to Rescue the Burly Rock Island freight agent from his every Man spoke at once in his haste to Tell How the rail roads had pooled their issues and combined to Benefit the people but these Railroad objectors do make peo ple City Keu Oak from the Des Moines specials state that the majority of the protests now coming in from Railroad employees Are opposed to any Railroad legislation the special trains sent out to manufacture Public sentiment Are evidently getting in their j the threats made by the Railroad officials and attorneys when pleading j against lowering the fare to two cents a mile had the effect to produce great consternation among the Labouring but it sounds almost like a joke when it is remembered that the Railroad companies have Only paid a and then a Man is compelled to Lay off three months in the what Dothe rail Road companies expect to get men to work for would the railroads pay More than a Day if the fare were six cents a mile v the first important skirmish on rail Road legislation came up in the state Senate last week Over the Young 2cent fare and if there be any special significance in it the railroads came out the measure is in Harmony with the voice of the As expressed in the platforms of both parties last notwithstanding the manufactured evidence being sent in to the and it is Mere Claptrap to at tempt to show a reverse of sentiment on this if it May seem Best to postpone action on the question of Railroad fare until after the More important matter of freight traffic is Well and but it will be discovered when the regulation of freight traffic comes up that the same fight will be Only in another the railroads Are not inclined to have any effective Railroad legislation this Winter if they can help too a something like the follow ing is being circulated throughout the state the do not think Public opinion would sustain you in voting to reduce the passenger fare and we further More believe that there is other legislation that would be More Benefi Cial to the agricultural interests of the the argument is being made that and the state have greater need of cheaper than of cheaper passenger hundreds of those who Swallow a plausible statement without have accepted this and forthwith attached their names to the to the most reasonable version of the Case is this the at one thought that the passenger rate reduction could be used for a Blind to prevent legislation upon the really More important question of freight re now see the imminent danger of both measures being enacted and Are thoroughly they Are attempt ing to save All they and for that purpose Are now trying to scare the people by showing the possibilities of the which they have abandoned As while the securing of lower freight rates is of most vital yet the press of the state has been almost unanimous in demand ing the 2cent rate and no one need Tell us that Public sentiment is opposed to a measure that the Public press has so Long and vigorously red Oak the Clarinda Herald just now the legislature is All torn up Over Sena Tor Youngs Bill to reduce rail Road fare to two cents per the committee reported unanimously in its but now there seems to be a disposition to halt for a in order to let the Railroad managers get in their arguments against the it is amusing to see How quickly the members were flooded with petitions against the but it is noticeable that they All come from interested the Railroad employees Are made to believe if there is a reduction their Savages immediately come Down and by this Means they Are induced to sign petitions against of course this is All but no doubt some of the timid members will be scared out by there is no question that a reduction should be but it is possible that the proposed Cut to two cents is two much of a it will surely be Safe to try two and a half for the trunk lines and three for the Small with 1000 mile tickets at to any who May desire to get there is to question As to the fact that the roads Are now making More on their passenger business than they did be fore the pass business was Cut our judges from the supreme Bench pay their and the whole army of dead Heads Cut Down to the employed attorneys and their there is enough gained right in the pass business to make up for a half cent Cut to the general then there is too much Dif Ference Between through rates and local if the companies can afford to carry through passengers at about one cent per they can do better than three cents for the local All this cry about hurting the rail roads is dry for none but Cranks of a certain class desire but there is a general and we believe it is right that the rates should come Down in As other things have been forced Down in the general it will not be very healthy for the aspiring Hopes of the statesmen who oppose doing something in the line of establishing lower Austin Corbin has a horror of photo he declares that to will never have his picture governor Larrabee on the Illinois and the Missouri special to the Des Larrabee when asked about the pending Meas ures on Railroad said i cannot express an opinion upon the specific measures in the House for i have not read i think the policy of fixing a schedule of maximum rates by the legislature Wise policy if properly carried out in its the plan has been in Success Ful operation in and the com missioners of that state assert that Dur ing the past ten years there has been saved to its people the aggregate sum of by reason of reduced freight i think this plan the Best one that can be next to it comes the Illinois under it the commissioners Are empowered and directed to make the schedule of the objection to an objection that is avoided in the Missouri is this if the railroads refuse to accept the rates established by the com the latter must carry the matter into the necessitating annoyance and but it is a reasonably Good and either of the two plans will answer for the needs of the governors attention was called to a statement by president of the that the Illinois commissioners consulted with the railroads and practically obtained the consent of the latter before changing the that answered the gov was probably made in Good but it May be of the commissioners notify a Railroad be fore lowering its and give the company a hearing to present reasons Why the change should not be they do not ask the consent of the rail Road or accept its it is True that they May not make As much of a reduction As they first but it is a fair presumption that their action is based on their honest judg ment after hearing the arguments 01 the defendant in the a proposition to depose the present bail Road Des Young has been making a suggestion to his col leagues that is meeting with since the Railroad committee have decided for an elective commission of five members chosen by Why not have the measure go into practical operation immediately on its enactment the plan suggested is that the present commission be at once abolished by that the governor appoint new members selected from the districts As they shall be that these com missioners go into office immediately and serve until next when the fall Board shall be elected As provided by the proposed without some such provision it might be a Long time before the Law would become while the demand of the people is for l immediate the character of i the governors appointees would readily i be and for the Lucky i or some of them at the appoint ment would secure a nomination next he is Idle that might be better pm i dyspepsia is never tortures never better employ Warners log Cabin hops and Bucu i put the stomach in healthy i and be fitted to continue your i regular county and messers Bigelow and Soper returned from Chicago last an Accident that came near being a fatal one occurred at the Garfield school House last while skating on some ice near the school Robt Colter slipped and fell striking his head with great Force on the rendering him insensible for about an Sherman Cliatt is Back to his old place at the Nursery of preached at Grove City last sunday the literary at Clarks Grove is in a much better condition than it has been at any time this Good performances and Good crowds Are the order of the a number of our Young folks attended a very pleasant dance at Phillip trainers in Franklin township last Friday there was preaching at College Corner sunday night by there is a Justice of peace in this township thai thinks he has More authority than the governor of the the men that elected him will see that he is retired next a Large number of children Are sick with what is called French something like Scarlet the Little girl of Lewis Bishop was badly burned a Coffee pot was knocked off the spilling the contents on the Little ones feet and scalding them so badly that the flesh dropped off of one of its feet and the other is a solid quite a number of our Farmers Are making changes this we Hope they will All prove for the but dont be in a hurry to quit the Franklin in correction of last week George Mcgee was taken to pleasant instead of he was Able to write Home a few Days Staller went to Marne Satur will of visited Over sunday with read love of Keasey visiting with Elmer Darling is quite sick with lung Foreman of Atlantic Mill has canvassed Franklin in search of he says their Supply is limited and they can not ship it from Dakota on account of the leap year party at Wiota last thursday was a Mcculough addressed the of Wiota last Felts tenth anniversary was celebrated one evening last there being about go persons among other things they received a Nice hang ing yes that fellow didst make any i expect if you would ask him he would Tell you that he didst wish measles would get in the school or any thing else just so the school was Jake Stark has been very sick for sometime with for a few Days he we not allowed to sleep longer than 15 minutes at a time and then almost impossible to awake him at he is there is More sickness now than for years in Haugh addressed the people at 6 Anita has a Coal moved into the room under the Whitney and of spent sunday wit i Harris lecture of last week Drew a Good the lecture was one practical Good the lecture for this week is to be by Freiger on the subject Broa brim and the we anticipate the most fun of the season and a crowded the boys Are completing arrangements for an entertainment in Roods next week wednesday admission 25 the proceeds of the entertainment Are for the Benefit of the Relief fund and we Hope to the rehearsal on thursday night perilous will be free for All old soldiers and their and James Sibert Are the proud parents of a girl Burkhartt is very her Many friends Hope for her Early one of Myers Little girls Little girl and George Dilts oldest Little girl and others Are All on the sick major has purchased Roods Corner building and will in a few weeks move his Stock of drugs into the Anita Tribune office is now located in the building recently vacated by the the latter has and son and daughter Are visiting in Patten started last week for Pennsylvania to visit his aged he was accompanied by miss who returned to her Home in the East after having visited with her brother Here for several our heroes is to be presented thurs Friday and saturday evenings of his week at the Public Hall under the auspices of the Post we hear it has been played in our neighbouring towns with saturday evening the Adair brass Sand gave a concert at Swart ours the attendance was Small owing to the numerous entertainments during the quite a number of the Adair Good templars went to Casey thurs Day evening to assist in organizing a Lodge at that we Are glad to see new lodges springing up and Hope to see them the first leap year Ball of the season occurred last thursday there were about Twenty couples the ladies left nothing undone to make it a pleasant affair and were untiring in their attentions to the the costumes were very most of the ladies wearing Light refreshments were served at the Home of and it was at a rather late hour when your reporter from his the ladies hurrying to their respective Homes after saying Good night to their respective and we dont think they Lin gered very Long at the Gate of was in town last of is visiting her and Joseph Doii the presbyterians held a very pleas ant sociable at the residence of and Spangler last Friday a train dispatcher from North spent last Friday in town with relatives and Shak ing hands with old Van of is visiting messes of Stuart and Luen and of Guthrie Center attended the leap year Ball last congressman of South Caro says that the overcoat is a Northern luxury unworthy of a Man with blood in his it is a curious fact that the body is now More susceptible to the Benefit from Medicine than at any other hence the importance of taking hoods Sarsaparilla when it will do you the most it is really wonderful for purifying and enriching the creating an Appe and Givin a healthy tone to the whole be sure to get hoods which is Peculiar to a Vassar girls a recent Vassar graduate was relating some of her experiences As housekeeper during the illness of her and was commenting upon the indisposition of servant girls in the United states to Black the boots of the men of the in households in she where there is Only one hired the polishing of the mens shoes is accepted by her As one of her then another Vassar girl recalled the time when a number of her classmates helped to Shine the boots of a gentleman visiting at the he was and is still a trustee of to occupied one of the guest and when he went to bed he left his shoes out Side the door As if he were in a some of the girls who were up at an Early hour saw the and thought it would be a Good joke to do the Boot Lack act they and when they re turned the shoes they stuck in each a handsome bouquet of the trus the was half abashed and altogether sur prised when he realized How he had been tradition though this occurred but a Little while ago tells his name As that of Benson the York Are boots to to worn again i noticed an article a few weeks said a Washington Street shoe which said that boots had gone almost entirely out of this would to True if it had been printed four or five years but it is a mistake if applied to the pres ent boots and extremely High topped shoes Are just now in greater de Mand than they have been in ten years there is some sense in for the reason that the lower limbs of the body Are the most easily affected by changes of half the cases of colds which Lead to lung troubles Are attributable to insufficient Protection to the Ankles and 1eet in inclement it is True that dampness May be kept out by using Bat they Are not near so health Ful As Cork and when used on Low which leave the Ankles Are positively injurious and often productive of rheumatism in persons who Are Predis posed to most of the shoes that Are being made and sold for Winter use have laced tops reaching a third of the Way up to the with heavy Calfskin uppers and double news february Clement Arthur Day was hanged at thursday he was convicted of murdering his mistress last the culprit laughed while on his Way to the while his legs were being helped the Deputy to arrange the died with a smile on his during the night he played his Sung and and clapped his hands gleefully when the death warrant was four dwellings at were burned thursday John his aged and aged perishing in the it is believed that who was intoxicant caused the Frank lumber dealer at who is a brother inlaw of de Evic president of the Nis Pended metropolitan failed thursday for an attachment for against the property of Schoyer of was obtained at new York thursday by the Yokohama specie the american horticultural n session at adjourned Parker of was elected Captain went was imprisoned thursday at grand and will probably retaken to where a charge of bigamy has been preferred against at a singing school held near logans a swede Cut a Young Man named Mcmullen in a Terri Jle manner with a John under arrest for Biga my at was discharged thurs Day because the evidence of wife 1 was legally and none of the other alleged wives had put in an charges of soliciting and conniving to Aid Saloon keepers in evading the liquor Laws have been filed with governor of against prosecuting attorney Sam of Kent preferred by chief of police of grand the comptroller of the currency has ordered a 20 per cent assessment on the entire Stock of the Queen City nation Al of to cover losses growing out of insufficient Security on Loans february near Ephraim Gardner was arrested for smuggling pounds of the drug was taken by the customs Gardner is thought to be the chief of a gang of a raid was made on the bucket shops in new and 38 men arrested charged with maintaining gambling the complaints were made by prominent Stock seven negroes and six convicted of Petty were whipped at new receiving from five to ten lashes Constable Gil Andrews and a party of men from Denmark Lee went to Madison and seized a Wagon Load of Beer at Hellings a crowd collected before the left and an assault was made upon the Constable who seized the he was beaten quite and the whole crowd of Saloon raiders were ordered to leave the town in a the raiders needed no second As the climate at Madi son was too hot for Harriet Mcmahon committed suicide at Friday night by jump ing into a Well 60 feet she was insane from Long illness and grief Over the death of her who was killed on the Railroad a few weeks a census of just completed gives that City a population of an increase of Over the Cen sus of people and Henry Irving was 50 years old last California hah Green cucumbers in the Market a foot instead of old is the cur rent London modesty is regarded As clue in Paris and dresses Are worn Joe Mcculloughs incest presidential ticket is Conkling and Boston bus to woolly and has mimed it he is a Allen son of the late express is preparing sonic memoirs of his a new in or outdoor Lias taken Paris by it consists in like a senator who is interested in nearly All tho principal Miles in to has not lost a Dollar in mining in fifteen the United states has invested in Mexico in m r and England has

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