The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 24, 1890 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 24, 1890
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Ambrose A. Call, President. D. H. Hutching. J. Vice-President. O. Blackford, Cftfthier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK '.. V^S^tTAL $66,000.00, Money alway* on hand l<> jtiiHlps who cnn ftirntih flrnt'claflft security, Vtln? 8 ^' Cnl , 1 ' D - M ' Mntchlnn, J. C 'lilllp Dorweiler, Oeo. C, Cftll. •* Glover's Overalls, Pants,Coats, Are the Best for Wear in the Market. 'OKTMSCOUNTS; THE LATEST FREE-TRADE BUBBLE HAS FINALLY BURST, FOB SALE AT THE Headquarters for all kinds of SHELF & HEAVY HARDWARE, Tinware, Cutlery. at Bottom Prices. Gall and see me. J. F. GILMORE. GET THEM AT REPUBLICAN OFFICE. ANDERSONVILLE FREE! Our pew picture of Andevsonvillo Prison is now ready. It Is a splendid Oleogravuro In eight • colors, on plate paper a>xa> inches (ready for framing}, and shows a birdseye view of the stockade and its environment—the fortifications, hospital camp, swamp, rallioad, etc. Although true sto natnre, It reveals no horrible, or disgusting details and makes an ornament worthy to adorn 'the walls of tlic finest drawing room. Tills beautiful new picture is not for stile at any price, but willbe UIVEN AV/AY KitEE OK A LI.. CHARGE, to each and every purchaser of our brilliant ^JSSSPAEKS FROM THE 0AMPFIKE, c^tttrtffii large octavo pages, hrlmful of talcs o£ the old veterans, stirring description* of such desperate •contests as Gettysburg. Aiitlutam, Klve Folks, etc.; also ia r > elegant Illustrations, maps and portraits in profusion, and (sight imufniflcent full-pnjre colored lithographs, showing "Wckett's •Charge," "Review at Washington, May isor>," etc. Size ot book si?i x 7 inches, and two inches thick, PKIUE ONLY 43. •earth! A nti'KTma THT A TVTT'DTU A few good and reliable agents can obtain the greatest A(jLJN I (S W AJN 1 Li)! opportunity of a lifetime by applying to us for terms. Ub- -eral inducements and striuc control of territory, Freights paid, apply immediately to the sole publishers, KEYSTONE PUBLISHING COMPANY, .[Mention this pupei.] .. 51-2 Tenth & Filbert Sts,, Philadelphia, Pa- 7G in full moiTOcco, gold stamp, gold Boole and iiiftture mailed postpaid to any address edges. Cheapest book on on receipt of price. Illustrated circu- THE COMBINATION. Our two contemporaries have evident- •ly gone into a combination to beat the EEPUBLICAN, but we will try and stand :it. Politically, they have long since been •chanting the same monotonous dirge of "calamity," but this last combination for the purpose of a mutual interchange of •lies about the REPUBLICAN for circulation among the people of Kossuth county, is a development of the last few weeks. We dislike anything in the line of petty, ipersonal warfare, and find more pleasure in furnishing our readers with news, than, in filling our columns with jibes and "thrusts at our competitors, after the manner of the Courier 'and the Upper Des Moines. We wish to call attention to the fact that iu all our fights with these two papers that they have always taken the aggressive. Now in regard to the mutter of our method of securing subscribers. We are uot offering the REPUBLICAN for 75 cents, to say nothing of a map thrown in, and no one in the employ of the REPUBLICAN has any authority to make any other offer than $1.50. As to the U. D. M. we haven't heard of its being able to secure subscribers on any terms although 1t has had a man and a patent grindstone out for some time. Whether the grindstone is given as a premium with the paper or not we don't know, but we do know that our high-toned and strictly honorable cotemporary has an idea that it is legitimate journalistic enterprise to approach canvassers for a competing paper with propositions to buy them off and induce'them to violate their agreements •and stop work, and we know that its loud mouthed and limber-jawed editor is just •enough of a sneak to put that theory into •.practice, though not smart enough to to succeed at the sleek game. As to the Courier's methods of securing subscribers: There are people in various quarters of the county who will be able to explain to a certain extent, how the Courier's list took on its sudden mush- Doom growth last year. A ye,ar's subscription to tbe Courier has been kept on hand by merchants ia Kossuth county aid given as a premium witfe « purchase Ot calico or a barrel of salt. So we are informed on good authority. We dislike to «96»U0« «x* thiiigs trati white tbe Courier holds up its hands pharisaically, and talks about "guerilla practices," we won't say anything about its methods of doing business, for they are too well known to everyone. The Upper Des Moines-Courier combination will doubtless continue soft soaping their readers and throwing mud at the REPUBLICAN; but as they have nothing more dangerous in their arsenal we are not alarmed. Buy your soft coal of Fred Willson. Farmers! Farmers! Don't grope in the darkness when you can buy a good lantern for 50c at Townsend & Langdon's. To Bent! Comfortable living rooms. Inquire of tf _M. STABB. Facts About Ammonia, The name of the chemical agent ammonia dates back to remote antiquity. In Europe the chief scfurce of the supply of ammonia up to the latter part of the last century was Egypt. It was made originally from camel's dung collected in the neighborhood of the temple of Jupiter Arnrnon, hence the name ammonia. The droppings were collected in March and April by Arabs, then dried and burned and the soot collected. This was sold to merchants, and ammonia was collected from the soot by a chemical process. It is now almost entirely made from crude gas liquor in illuminating gas manufactories. Only half as much ammonia is made in summer as in winter. Hence ammonia is always more costly in summer. Furthermore, ammonia is extensively used in the manufacture of artificial ice.—New York Sun. Lunacy in Berlin, The number of lunatics in the asylums of the city of Berlin, which was 1,883 in 1888-88, amounted to 2,588 in 1889. This shows a very large increase in the number of insane 1 persons relatively to the growth ol the population. In the period referred to the increase in the population was 23.49 per cent., while the increase in the number of lunatics was 59.79'per cent. The number- of insane persons in confinement in the whole German empire rose between Jan;. 1, 1881, and the same date in 1886, from 84,870 to 48,869, being an Jncrsase- of 3i5 in the five years, as against an>increase ef 8.6 per cent, in the general! iu the same A Deceptive n«t of "Dlieonnt* tor Bt- fort Only"—Exposed toy Tk« Cleveland lender—Uomcstlc DUcountu In Every Ca»« Greater Than B.tport Discount*. The Free-trade press have blown an tinusually large bubble of late, but like all Free-trade bubbles it has finally burst. The whole matter was BO well presented by Congressman Smyser, of Ohio, in the house of representatives recently that we copy it as printed in The Congressional Record: Mr. Smyser—Mr. Chairman, I happen to have a newspaper article commenting upon what has been referred to by the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. Mansur) as "discounts for export only." The Cleveland Plain Dealer of the 18th of this month took up this subject of "discounts for export only" and published the following: "In the late issue of The Engineering and Mining Journal are thirty-nine closely inted columns of advertisements of- articles upon which our manufacturers offer 'discounts for export only. 1 On the average the foreigner gets them about 50 per cent, off the wholesale prices to Americans. Here are some discounts to foreigners which the farmer will'bs interested in, as the figures represent the excess paid to the manufacturers by the dealers, who charge the fanner a profit and percentage on the difference also. Foreigners buy rakes at 70 per cent, discount from wholesale prices charged Americans; drills, 80 percent.; scythes, 40; hatchets, 50; table knives, 25; shears, CO; feed cutters, 80; grinding .mills, 25; barn door hangers, CO; sheaves, 00; wrenches, 55; vises, 50; washtubs, 25; lawn mowers, 60; scroll saws, 25; water motors, 40; nails and tacks, 60 and 70; post hole diggers, 40; oil stoves, 30; common farm pumps, 70; •wood screws, 50; screw drivers, 70; hammers, picks and adzes, 60; planes, 40; whiffletrees, 45; windmills, 40. McKinley's plan is to make the difference still greater." Now, in reply to that article, The Cleveland Leader of May 14 states what is the fact and what the gentleman from Missouri will find to be the truth when he investigates this matter more thoroughly. "A more false and contemptible attack on American manufacturers was never published. It is absolutely atrocious in its abominable perversion of the truth. The only possible apology for such misstatements that can be offered is to plead a degree of ignorance that absolutely unfits the author for discussing any public matters. "The Engineering and Mining Journal of May 3 did contain nineteen columns of matter, not advertisements, descriptive of manufactured articles suitable for export, with the list of prices thereof and the 'discounts for export only.' It was a little scheme of The Journal to promote foreign trade, and manufacturers were invited to make use of The Journal's columns for that purpose free of charge. "On the basis of the utatement that tbe discounts aro 'for export only' The Plain Dealer recklessly and wickedly— •for ignorance is uot justification where the facts were so easily ascertaiuable— asserts that it is proposed to sell these goods to foreigners at prices 25 to 70 per cent, lass than they aro sold to Americans; in other words, that American fanners and other home consumers are charged this difference above what foreigners are asked to pay, with the retailers' profits and percentages ou the excess added. It is amazing that any one should believe such a thing possible, much more so to publish it without careful investigation. How plain a tale shall put that Free-trade falsehood down our readers may now see. "A representative of The L.:ider yesterday called upon one of the most prominent hardware and agricultural implement dealers in this city, and showing him the article in The Journal asked him to state what discounts were allowed to him by the manufacturers of the identical articles describe:!. This merchant is a Democrat and a 'tariff reformer,' and The Plain Dealer can havo his name, but not for publication, if it desires to investigate the accuracy of the statements to follow. The figures to be given may also ba verified by calling on any local dealers i\\ the articles mentioned. The list of articles compared was very large, but we shall confine the comparisons hero made mainly to those named in The Plain Dealer. "In The Journal a manufacturer of steel and malleable iron garden rakes offers them at a discount of 70 per cent, 'for export only.' The same manufacturer sells them, to the Cleveland dealer at a discount of '70 and 5,' equivalent to 7H per cent. off. He offers scythes 'for^export only" at '40and 10 off,' equivalent to a discount of 46 per cent., and to the Cleveland dealer the same goods at '50 and 5 off,' equal to a discount of 5&J- per cent. The same manufacturer offers the 'Chieftain' horse rake No. 1 at 40 off 'for export only, 1 while to the Cleveland merchant he allows '50, 10 and 2} off,' a discount of 56} per cent, from the list price. The discount on hatchets 'for export only' is 50 per cent., and to the American dealer '50, 10 and 5,' equal to 67£ pep cent. "On table knives and shears the discounts offered are the same 'for export only and to the home merchant. A manufacturer of feed cutters offers his 'No. I, 1 with two ejinch knives, at $18.80 per cent, off 'for export onl"' and the Cleveland merchant buys the same cutter ft»y $10 net. The manufacturer of grinding mills allows the home dealer 10 per cent, more discount than the foreign dealer. Barn door sheaves and hangers are offered 50 off *for export^nly, 1 and 60 oJJ to tbe homer trade. The discounts on wrenches and vises are the same in cd *f tf fo K off, tfWIe flie Cleveland merchant ia allowed 85 to 80. The discount on nails and tacka is 10 per cent, mote to the home than to the foreign dealer. But there Li no need of further extending the comparisons. In hot a single case in the whole list is a larger discount offered 'for export only' than to the American dealer, and in most cases the latter is allowed a larger discount than the foreigners." FREE IMPORTS AND HARD TIMES. Txst the Money gent Abroad Me Given to Out Own Workmen. Those workingmen who feel the pincli of dull times and slack demand should seek a remedy for their troubles by supporting a fiscal policy which compels the largest possible amount of work to be done in this country. Enough money is paid every year by the American people to foreign workmen to give full work at fair wages to every man in this country now out of employment. Every dollar sent abroad for articles which could be produced at home, to the extent of the labor represented in such articles, is just so much withheld from workingmen in this country. Glance over a list of imports for a recont year, and figure up the millions .of dollars sent from the United States to Europe, and estimate how much of this would have been distributed among American workingmen if they had been protected in their right to supply £he markets of their own country. The following list leaves out a number of minor articles which would largely swell the aggregate. Wool manufactures $13,841,0-11 Flan, hemp, ute., manufactures 21,«13,500 Cotton manufactures 10,888,187 Iron and steel nianufacturea 11,577,082 Glass and glassware 7,8M,725 Earthen, stone and china ware C/,10;871 Leather manufactures fi, 101,72? Buttons 8,413,M» Wood manufactures 2,430,704 Paper manufactures 2,400,700 Metals and metal compositions manufactures 2,89-1,940 Clocks and watches 2,6r>0,849 Corsets manufactures 1,001,300 Hats, bonnets, brushes, soap and other articles amounting to less than $!,000,000 each 3,14-1,008 Aggregating $129,033,171 Note—This does not include a lonj,* list of "articles wholly or partially manufactured for usa as materials in the manufactures and mechanic art?," amounting to SS-t.OS^OSS, in which the Itam ot labor enters very largely. In many of these the labor involved, counting not merely the last process of manufacture, but also the labor expended in producing the raw material alone, exclusive of that spent on plant, tools, etc., equals 80 to 90 per cent, of the gross value. Usually half their aggregate value is made up of labor of the last process only, exclusive of the labor previously expended on raw materials, plant, tools, ete. On this reasonable basis the money paid by this country into the pockets of foreign workmen for work on that "last process of manufacture," with which the census deals, amounts to the enormous sum of $64,816,585. If to this we add the work done on the raw materials, plant, implements, etc., the total rises to within about ii or 5 per cent. o£ the selling value of the product, or say §125,000,000. It is not only true that American workinginen could have just as well performed the labor for which foreigners have been paid this vast sum; it is also true that many of them needed the money thus sent abroad, and that some of them have i-emained idle because work to which they were accustomed and could best perform was not to be had. We do not often enough consider that every time we import a ton of foreign goods we import three or four tons of the foreign food which has entered into the diet^ of the workers who made those goods.. To import foreign iron is therefore to import foreign wheat manipulated into iron. Itia the importation of breadstuffs, provisions, fuel and even the house rent of foreign houses, for to import the product is to find a market here for its whole cost of production. both cases, and OR lawn uwtwera Tariff Docs Not Hob This Man. At the Republican convention, held in Mt. Sterling, Ills., the 81st ulf., which was composed principally of farmers, and admitted by all as the largest body of men ever assembled in convention in Brown County, the following statement •was made by Mr. T. J. Clark: ,1 am a fanner by profession; I belong to that class of individuals whom our Democratic friends claim aro being robbed by Protection. Let us investigate and see if there ia any truth in their statements, admitting the fact that there is a tariff to protect the manufacturer and laboring men upon every article we use in the house or on the farm. The blankets under Which I sleep that cost mo $U per pair fifteen j-eara ago can be bought today the same weight and kind for $6 per pair. Cotton and dress goods have decreased in price since 18GO in like proportions.' The ax I use cost me 75 cents, a better ax in every respect than the one my. father bought iu '57 for a $3 bill. The wagon I use cost me $50, and a better wagon than my father bought during the good old Democratic Free-trade days of 1856 to '60 for $140. In fact, my friends, there is not rm article we use in the house or on the farm but what can be bought from 50 to 800 per cent, cheaper than the same article could have been bought for before there Vas a protective duty placed upon these articles. At Ific. Per Dozen, Are what We Want in -FOR- Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Boots and Shoes. WE ARE AGENTS FOB ROCK SALT. All kinds of 5 cent yeast for Soda per package Axle Grease per box Lewis Lye per box Gloss Starch per pound Clothes Pins per dozen .08 .05 .06 .10 .05 .01 We are still selling Boots and Shoes very cheap. Come in and let us fit you. Townsend & Langdon Tjiarm Loans, AT O, 7, 7 and a half, and 8 per cent, on live to ten years time with privi- liege of partial payments before due. Interest can be paid at my office. Save money by calling on me before you apply for Loan. J. W. BARTLETT. GROVE LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages. West of Thorington House. . Z. GROVE, MANAGER. We can now maKc loans on Improved Lands from one to ten year's time and give the borrower the privilege o£ paying the whole loan or any part thereof In even §100 at any time when Interest falls due. This Is Iowa Money, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address. HOXIE & REAVER, Algona, Iowa. Farm Loans, Abstracts, «Sc CO. At Lowest Rates and optional payments. Interest payable at our office. If you want a loan call on us. We can save you money. JONES & SMITH. IT WILL PAY YOU i Winkie Bro's, TO CALL AT IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF Stoves or Hardware, G. M, Howard -DEALER IN STOVES, TINWARE, CUTLERY Shelf ware, Belting, Paints, Glass, Machine oils, Iron and Wood Pumps. Repairing Pumps a Specialty. Algona, Iowa. They Exlilblt? Actuated, doubtless, by the most philanthropic and unsslfish desire to prevent every poor family throughout the length and breadth 0E this land being forced to contribute to the profits of manufacturers wko are unprincipled enough to make goods here that can be made iu England, Engjishinen of all degrees, conditions and kinds are now straining every nerve to prevent the enactment of the McKinley bUl. One of the latest efforts of that kind was made by M?. Jesse Collins, a Liberal member of parliament, who asked if England wonli exhibit at our world's fair in case $hj| bill was passed. There ia o&9 thing that England will not exhibit} t^afe ia, an average aample New Goods. Galbraith is daily receiving new goods of a 11 kinds. Everyone is invited to call and examine goods and get prices Large, new stock of cheap counter goods. G, L, GALBRAITH & CO, Can supply you with ©verytkmg you want in building material and fuel, And Don't You Forget it All ye Wesleyites Call at—— Taylors New Office,

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