The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1890 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 10, 1890
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VOL. XIX. ALGONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT, 10, 1890. No. 49, KVEHY WKDNKBDAV STARR & HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year. In advance SI.50 One copy, six months, in advance 75 One copy, three months, In advance 40 One copy, one year, it not paid In advance. 2,00 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the HEPUBUCAH Ofllce for Book'and Job Printing; Is unsurpassed in tills county. Steam power. {3yAdvertising rates made known on application. This paper is PRINTED BY STEAM POWER. RKPUUOCAN STATE TICKET. Secretary of State W. M. MCFAKIWVND Auditor JAMKS A. LYONS Treasurer BYBON A. BKESON Attorney General JOHN Y. STONE Supreme .rudge J. H. ROTHROCK Supreme Ronrt Clerk G. B. PRAY Supreme Court Reporter \V. B. RAYMOND Railway Commissioner J. W. LUKE CONGRESSIONAL. Congressman 10th district J. P. DOLUVEU JUDICIAL. Judge 14th Judicial district GKO. H. CAKB THE CONTRACT LABOR LAW. , One of tbe measures recently passed by the house, which has not received the notice throughout the country due ita importance, is the "Alien Contract Labor Law." The bill declares it unlawful for any person or corporation to aid in the importation of aliens for the performance of labor under contract. Any person or corporation violating this law is liable to a fine of not more than $1,000 or impris onment for six months, or both, at the choice of the court. Any vessel bringing to the United States persons under con tract will be subject to a fine of $500 and quired to return such persons. Any person encouraging the immigration of such aliens will be liable for the costs of prosecution. There are several minor provisions in the bill which are of considerable importance. The Republican party proposes to stond by the American workingman as it always has done in its past history. The passage of the contract labor law will be a long step in the direction of solving the question of foreign immigration. their interests common. If the American voter uses the ballot in his own interests lie will vote to retain our present corner on prosperity. Reports from the recent election in Arkansas tell of some of the murders, frauds and ballot box stuffings that the Lodge bill was framed to correct. In Lee county the ballot boxes were stuffed, in Ona- chita county a man was murdered for voting the Republican ticket. Fraud and bulldozing is reported in Oonway county where Clayton was assassinated, and frauds and murders are reported from other localities. And this is freeAmerica. The Lodge bill has been properly dubbed the "force bill," for in cases like the above a little force is required, and the Lodge bill provides for such cases. It is manifestly to the interest of the Republican party that the passage of the Lodge bill be secured at the short session this winter. The democrats south, will probably continue to work the fraud racket for all there is in it, but such things do not talk very loud against the Election Bill. ^ MH y THE SAME OLD CRY. The same old cry that is now made against an increase in the tariff on tin plate was made years ago, when it was proposed to impose a tariff on the importation of iron and steel. The imposition of this taniff has developed the iron and || steel industries in this country, so that we are now enabled to furnish the latter product at a price less than the tariff. For this reason the tariff on may kinds of iron and steel has been reduced. Tbe increase of the duties on tin plate is made for the purpose of developing our own tin mimes, of which we have a number, and wfeich have not hitherto been developed, because the English product has the advantage of much cheaper labor than, can be found in this country, or that it is desirable should be found. With the development of our own tin mines it will not be many years before tin plates can be produced here, and the country fully and cheaply supplied with the" article and not at the expense of our labor market either. It has been stated that the increase in the tariff on this article, would be felt as a serious burden to the people of the United States. This is pure nonsense. The increased cost of manufactured tinware, under the new tariff, will be hardly felt. For instance: The proprietor of a large canning establishment in N«w York was called upon by an anxious statesman the other day, who wanted to know if he would have to shut up shop if the bill was passed. He smiled a little, shook his bead and said; "You see, the tariff amounts to but little. On small cans it would make a difference of one and one-fourth cents per dozen. On very large cans, running from ten to twenty pounds, tbe difference would be five cents a dozen cans." So it seems that tbe consumer could not fairly be charged on canned goods more than from a little less than one mill to one-third of a cent per can by a retailer to cover the entire can cost of this "robber tax" on tin. "Taking the average size of all cans," continued this packer, "the increased cost under tbe McKinley bill will be about two and one-fourth cents per dozen."— Ex. ' Not long since we received a circular from an English free trade journal, devoted of course to tbe interests of English capital. Tbe Journal attempted to show by wordy argument, tbe advantage accruing to this country by tbe investment of English capital here in tbe United States. Among tbe otber advantages enumerated by tbe journal was tbe friendly feeling which this would engender between England and America—tba fusing gf (be monied interests of tbe two coufl' up in tbe bosom of John B. whoever fej aees any "stuff" in it. Free trade by i,tjg leveling process in helping tbe Eja^Uab- mjift up aud tbe American dow^ Wfljjjd Cleveland Leader: The McKinley bill considerably increases the tariff on tin plates, wool, flax, tobacco and other agricultural products, a few kinds of cutlery and pottery, linen goods, and in a less dt- gree on some other articles of home manufacture. This fact has given to the free traders an opportunity to declaim against the bill as a measure that will greatly increase the tariff, and they spare no effort to make it appear that such is the distinctive feature and character of the bill. They pay little or no attention to the reductions made by the bill, although as a matter of fact it is more remarkable for reducing than increasing the tariff. This will clearly appeer when it is borne in miod that our total imports of merchandise in 1889 were $745,132,652, on which duties to the amount of $221,570,157 were collected, and that under the McKinley bill the duties collected on the same amount of merchandise will be $200,909,179, a reduction of nearly $21,000,030. The ad valorem rate in 1889 on all imports of merchandise, dutiable and free, was 29.66 per cent. Under the McKinley bill the ad valorem rate on the same kinds and amount of merchandise is 26.9J5 ..per cent. Besides that, the McKinley bill abolishes the internal revenue taxes on tobacco to the extent of $10,327,878 a year, making a total reduction of over $30,000,000 in the revenues, based on the imports of merchandise and production of tobacco in 1889. The tax on tobacco is certainly a tax, and if the tariff is also a tax, as claimed by the free traders, then the McKinley bill reduces taxation to the extent of over $30,000,000 a year. Binding twine has been placed upon the free list. This was brought about by a few Republican senators voting with the Democrats. The wisdom of this is questioned. No doubt the farmers have been paying too much for twine, but will placing twine upon the free list tend to cheapen the article? If we are forced to depend entirely upon a foreign market for our twine we will have to pay the price asked for it by the foreign man ufacturer, and this condition of affairs will certainly exist if the foreigner is able to crush the industry in this country. With twine upon the free list the American manufacturer will have no better show than the foreigner, and may be at their mercy. Thousands of tons of flax straw are rotting in the fields of northern Iowa every year, which might be twisted up into binding twine by some American manufacturer. All other things being equal, if it is a question of buying our twine at home or abroad, it was certainly a mistake to place the article upon the free list. s all right if the press is able to mould he feelings and wishes of the people. Jut the newspaper that always takes care o feel of the popular pulse before ven- uring an opinion will never become very nfluential. Ideas are powerful, and the newspaper that has a few of its own and lands by them will be influential. The present congress will go on the rec ords as having accomplished its share in tbe way of reform legislation. Among tbe important measures introduced in this session is tbe "Meat Inspection Bill. American pork has been excluded from the French market on account of its al leged unbealtbfulness. Tbe measure proposed by congress provides for a government inspector,whose business it shall be to inspect all meats exported to foreign countries. Live stock will be inspected as well as salted meats, and every pound exported must bear tbe brand of the government inspector. Tbe Conger Lard Bill was an important measure and just a few of tbe southern Senators found excuse to speak against its passage. Tbe bill provides tbat nothing but lard shall be sold as lard. Compound lard must be sold as compound lard, and cotton seed oil lor cotton seed oil. Tbe bill is iu tbe interests of the American hog and the man who raises him as well as in the interest of the man- yfftcUtrer of lard and tbe general public an honest product iu the S. C. Journal: There is a potato fam- no in Ireland, so that thousands are today threatened with famine. And yet )otatocs have been selling in London for )0 cents a bushel, at. the very moment when in the large cities of the United States they have been selling as high as 51.50 a bushel. And yet the "revenue only" organs and apostles throughout x>wa are howling that the price of the 'armer's produce is regulated largely by he price in England. Good sound sense from the Iowa Methodist: The p&ssage of Senator Wilson's bill >y congress, delivered Iowa from thousands of "original package" saloons. Their presence, however, served to intensify >rohibition sentiment because they were >f a demoralizing character. Thanks to ,he Republican majority in congress and .0 a Republican president for this relief. Yet in Iowa and other states tbe "third mrty prohibitionists" have nominated :andidates for congress to aid in defeat- ng the re-election of those congressmen who voted for the "original package" bill. We hope that no Methodist in Iowa will be guilty of such treachery." Tama Jim has commenced that scheme of editing the farmer's columns of a num- Der of Republican papers of Iowa, under ihe orders of the Republican Campaign Committee, that we spoke of a couple of weeks ago. The ALGONA REPUBLICAN will take an installment at once.—Ex. The above was clipped from a local paper published not a thousand miles from Algona. We won't give it away. The Republican campaign committee is getting wonderfully interested in agriculture. The largest distillery in Louisville burned the other day, and with it over one million gallons of whiskey. According to the law of supply and demand, about 1,000 members of the whiskey par ty will have to go thirsty for about 12 weeks. The Democratic papers are still mis quoting Elaine on the McKinley bill. It is almost absolutely necessary for a pub lie man to rig out his statements with guideboards, and other devices for keep ing the public on the right track as to his meaning. Will we do anything for our merchant marine? The Hawaian government is about to grant a subsidy of $24,000 a year for a steamship line between Honolulu and San Diego. Gen. Weaver seems to be a sort of a "bone yard" for all parties and districts to draw on when they are short of candi date material. New Orleans is to have a Republican newspaper. May it become a center of light in that benighted land of the Dem ocracy. •The gross debt of the counties of Iowa is $3,643,814. The Minneapolis Exposition, opening Aug. 27th and closing Oct. 4th, has a fine attraction in Strauss' Vienna Orchestra, who will give 12 concerts playing Strauss' own walt«es. They will be heard nowhere else in the Northwest. Reeves' Band from Providence, R. I., has also been engaged. These organizations are tbe strongest musical attractions ever of fered at an exposition. Other great fea> tures are the Edison Electrical exhibit, a tower of glory 70 feet high and covered with 7,500 incandescent lamps, and a collection of art brought at great expense from Europe. Grand Public Sale. There will be sold at auction at Oaklawn farm, one mile and a half west ol Ft. Dodge, on Thursday, October 9,1890, seventy-oue pedigreed short horns-—forty- nine cows and heifers, tine individuals and from the best milking strains; twenty two bulls, comprising fourteen from the herd of 0. G. Carpenter, two frcm the herd of Hart and Fuller, and six from the celebrated herd of Martin Flynn, of Wai nut Hill, near Des Moines. Altogether the finest lot of young thoroughbred bulls ever offered in northwestern Iowa. Terms—A credit of one year on ap proved notes at 6 per cent, interest, or a discount of two per cent, for cash. Lunch at 11 a. m. Sale promptly at 1 p. m, Sale under cover. |?o postponement on account of the weather, write 0- 0. Carpenter, Fort Dodge, Iowa, for catalogue. Col. J. W. Judy, Auctioneer. 49-51 ^ Ouly 15 Cents. Avail yourself of the liberal offer now being made by tbe publishers of tbe Sioux City Weekly Journal They will senc tbe Weekly Journal from tnis date viqtl Nov. 18 for 15 cents. Nothing for (be campaign is cheaper. Try this progressive and metropolitan weekly, Twelve pages, eighty-four columns, replete with tbe cream of the week's news, domestic and foreign, latest market*, etc. Ad dress tbe publishers, PuKsma BROS, pp., jwa,, I TWO DAYS OF TOfiTUKE, A STOWAWAY SUFFERS FOR THIRTY HOURS IN A CRANK PIT. Ho £lv6s to Tell a Horrible Story of a Frightful Experience—Lying Below a Shaft That Made 'f wcnty-four Revolution* a Minute. This.poor fellow was an Englishman who had become penniless, discouraged and homesick. He made up Ids mind in his desperation to stow himself away and take his chances. Ho stole into an ocean steamship—one of the regular liners which ply between New York and Liverpool—and hunted for a hiding- place. He knew nothing about machinery, and in his ignorance he picked out the most horrible place in the whole ship. It looked quite attractive when the poor fellow picked it out, and he thought that he was lucky to find it. It was the hole—the crank pit, I think it is called—in tho floor of the engine room into which the great crank sinks twenty-four times a minute when the vessel is'at full speed. While the vessel was still this crank was. elevated above the hole, and the unfortunate man, ignorant of marine engines, didn't know that in a few minutes it would descend with terrible effect upon him. He crept in; the ship started. The crank in its first descent struck his left arm with terrrible force and crushed it. He could not move, for in less than three seconds down it came again, crushing more bones and tearing more flesh. Just imagine such a fate if you can. The wretched man drew himself into the smallest compass he could and expected death. Every time the crank came down it escaped his head by about an inch and a half. He didn't know the exact distance, of course, but he knew it came very near, and he was in mortal dread that it would come nearer. SUPERSTITIOUS SEAMEN. Most of this that I have been telling came from the lips of the stowaway. For he lived to tell it, and is still alive. He must have fainted away after enduring this terrible agony for a while, and probably he did not again regain consciousness until the ship was twenty-eight hours beyond Sandy Hook. It was then the middle of the night, and one of the assistant engineers, who had charge of the engines on that watch, heard heartrending ^groans proceed from the machinery. He was horrified, and the men employed about the engines, who are superstitious, were not only appalled but thoroughly frightened, BO much so that they became demoralized and almost unable to work. The assistant engineer went to the chief engineer and reported to him what he had heard. He was called a fool for his pains. Presently his watch was over and he was relieved. This new assistant engineer heard tho groans, too, and, thoroughly alarmed, he appealed to the chief engineer, and succeeded in getting him out of his berth into the engine room. The chief heard them, too, and at once stopped the ship. The watch on deck was called down and the machinery was thoroughly examined by the light of lanterns. What demoralized the superstitious men about the engines was the impossibility, as they believed, of a human being remaining alive amid the swiftly moving, gigantic machinery, and their natural inference was that ghosts or fiends were present and the ship -was doomed. SAVED AT LAST. By and by a lantern was lowered into the crank pit, and a bundle of rags was discovered at the bottom. On being prodded a groan proceeded from the rags. They were lifted up, and in them was a man, limp and bruised and bloody. Terror and anguish and wounds had deprived him of sense and almost of human semblance. He could not talk; he could jply utter groans, which pierced the inmost hearts of the hearers, they were so pitiful. Luckily for the poor stowaway the surgeon of the ship was a humane and skillful man. He said afterward that he was bound to save that man if he could, so as to find out how he got into the pit, and was not killed at once when the engine began to move. The surgeon attended him night and day. He was obliged to amputate the arm or it would have mortified, it waa so dreadfully crushed. The other wounds and bruises he healed, BO tbat tfle man was able to walk to the hospital when be got to Liverpool. There he was cured Of everything except the shock to the nerves which he received. That will never be got over. Do his best, he says, the thirty hours, he spent in that torture pit, with t»o gjpeat crank crashing into ids flesh twenty-four times a minute, can aever be got out; of bis mind. That horror is seared into his soul for the remainder of his life.—New York Star. . , Favorite Flower. Prince Bismarck's fondness'f or heather isnotanewfanxjy. Withhun the heather is, more truly than tbe primrose was to Lord BeaconsHeld, "his favorite flower." Nearly thirty years ago, when minister to Paris, be wide a trip to ti» south of France, visiting among otber places CJhambordV Witting to bis wife from Bordeau*, ipfer date July 87,1809, Bismarck says; "From inclosed specimens Of heather yoij will no longer be able to pe bow psjMi ihjn plant I am so fond of bloom* .$p|t»-tbe only tower m the *oyal gargjN^ip) gwaliows almost tbe I will continue the sale on these goods until Sept. 20th. Positively $1.00 after that date. Now is the time. JAS. TAYLOR. GEO. B. BACON Would respectfully announce to the public that he has at the Ked Front, on State street, Algona, just opened up and now offers for sale an entire lei Stock of Merchandise Consisting of staple and fancy groceries, dry goods and notions, to which will be added new goods to make and keep our stock complete. While we earnestly solicit a call from all, we are especially anxious to meet the farmers of this vicinity, whose interests will receive our careful attention. We have come to stay, and warrant all goods at low values and as we represent them. Don't forget the Red Front, State street, Algona. Just opened. Respectfully, GEO. B. BACON. September 3.1890. Glover's Overalls, Pants,Coats, Are the Best for Wear in the Market. FOR SALE AT THE Grange J. Headquarters for all Unfa of SHELF ft HEAVY HARDWARE, Tinware, Cutlery. All at Bottom Prices, Gall and aae me. J IT ATT' • JS WAI* k_i.S/«aSaCi'SssMi

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