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Algona, Second Ward— Capt. Bailey, Dr. ^heetz, Harvey Ingliam, Capt. Al , fih Third Ward— Alplieii8 Johnf Hedrick, Peter Larson. , Fourth Ward— Oeo. Clarke, 0, Walker, D. II. Ilutchina, J. L. monds. Fenton— Wm. Peck. J. M. Moore. Marble, '8. Nicholson, G-. CAMPAIGN LIES EXPOSED. Ol'eaco— J. Ji. Jones, Joel Taylor, S. 8, Potter. i tJ German— G. Stelsel, W. Marvhl. , Greenwood— U. F. Crose, Peter Bar- plou, Dr. Taylor, — Daniels, A. A. ieynolds. Garfield— Ed Ilaines. I Irvington— O. J. Olson, II. Lewis, J. . Paine, Will llager. \LttVerne-Greo. Ilanna, I. P. Harrison, S. 0. Platt. Lotts Creek— Geo. Boyle, Jas.Archer. Portland— Geo. Allen, J. D. Davison, M. J. Mann. Plum Creek— W. II. Conner, II. J. Gilbert, Grant Bensclioter. Riverdale— A. Fisher, J. 11. Fraser. llamsay— Henry Merrifield, G. II. Peters, Chas. Morehouse. Seneca— Jens Jensen, J. B. Carr, W. W. Alcorn. Sherman— Ed Johnson, 11. B. Wright Swea— C. A. Errickson, Ole Olson. Union— T. W. Sarcliett, Arthur Gilmore, M. Chapin. Wesley— F. Hume, II. C. Hollenbeck. E. E. Thomas, G. B. Hall. Whittemore— A. Ilotelling, II. Dailey, J. DeGraw. Hebron— Thomas Brown, L. Olmsted The Crtttrler anrt tippev Bc» reprenenUhe Vacta-Tlie Circular Quoted a Tl«Hua of Fnlneltood. The Upper Des Moines and Courier had much the same tariff matter last week. They each printed in full a circular issued by a Michigan firm, telling how the prices of goods in the hard- Ware line would be advanced by the new tariff law. The circular was issued before the bill became a law. It need not on that account be discredited, as an intelligent and disinterested forecast would have its value. But if the circular in fact represents the hostility of the importing interest to the new law, and is in reality a democratic campaign document, it is not so certain to impart the much desired information. We have examined the circular, and we have also consulted the Inter- NORMAL NOTES. , Prof. Dodge will preach in Bancroft at the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning, and in the evening at Burt. Mrs. Wolfe's class in Elocution is making excellent progress. The new books have come, and we have commenced a regular course ot ! training in reading. Lookout for the announcement of the coming "Festival of the Seasons" to be given by the students of the Normal School for the purpose of obtaining funds to buy a Dictionary' and other necessary books. Lee Aldrich, a former student, from "Wright county, spent a few days visiting onr school. He expects soon to be one of our number. Miss May Colburn spent a few days last week at Eagle Grove with friends .and relatives. Miss Liona Hopkins has dropped from our list. She will begin her .school next Monday. Mrs. Hall was absent several days last,week, she was filling Miss Bailey's place in the public school. SIOUX CITY SCHEMES. Tlie Sioux City Kcitl listnte Man and Kls Scliemos—The Univei-jjity oCthe Noi-tli- v/esl mi Atlvurtlslnj; Ifake. The editor of the REi'unLiCAN took •a little journey to the Sioux City corn palace" last week and is satisfied that bis two or three days at Sioux City were well spent. The Corn Palace was everything claimed for it and no word picture could do justice to its beauty and the marvelous effect that the cunning arrangement of different colored corn will produce. The corn palace was a wonder,not so much in any of its particulars as in its entirety. If asked to iiiime what the palace lacked as a whole the visitor would have been nonplussed. In the artistic arrangement of everything and the strange beauty of the whole, heightened in effect by hundreds of electric lights, the corn palace was complete. A matter of wonder to everyone was that it could "all be done with corn." The palace represented a prodigious amount of painstaking labor, a larger portion of which was donated, and is an unanswerable argument for the fact that Sioux City possesses the most enterprising people in Iowa. The music furnished by the Elgin Band was iu keeping with everything else. The concerts alone were almost worth a trip to Sioux City. The receipts of the corn palace association will just about pay expenses, and it is more than likely that those who failed to go this year will have an opportunity of seeing the palace next year. The visitors at Sioux City left in the neighborhood of $10 for every dollar that the corn palace actually cost, which will prove a strong argument toward having a palace in '91. The p'eople down there believe in advertising and the corn palace is one of the best advertising fakes ever invented and like the University of the Northwest fake was backed up by real estate capital. Three real estate firms in Sioux City furnished a guaranty fund of $25,000 to the corn palace association, and there is no doubt that Sioux City real estate is worth more today by a hundred times that amount on account of the corn palace. The elevated railroad ia another advertising fake. The road itself when completed, it is estimated tyill not pay expenses, but real estate in 'the vicinity of Morning Side will more than double in value. We were surprised at the sentiment of the people of Sioux City in regard to the university, They have no confidence in it. It ia notoriously an advertising scheme to swell the coffers of the speculator instead of a consecrated place for Christian education. The Morning Side property proposed to be given to the university and represented to be worth $600,000 would not sell on the real estate markets today, we were told by Sioux City people, for one-half of that amount. The coming year will probably determine the university question, for if it becomes evident that the university scheme can do no more for Morning Side,Sioux City, real estate will not be so enthusiastic in its support- It takes something besides capital and a real estate boom to found a great university, and the University ot the Northwest under the most favorable circumstances could fe0 notfcln Better lor years than tutioiii *BO toe Metaodwi Ocean's elaborate comparison of the old and new tariff rates, the correctness of which will not be questioned. The actual rates as shown by the latter make a comment on the statements of the circular very far from flattering. The first item mentioned is axes, the price of which, the circular says, has advanced $2 per dozen. There is no showing of any increase of rates on axes under the new law, and no claim that foreign axes are shut out. It appears to be the fact that the axes sold in this country are American made and that under protection they have been reduced in cost from $2.25 to 85 cents. The next count in the indictment of the law is in regard to saws, in which line, the circular claims, an advance of 10 to 40 per cent, has been made. A comparison of the old and new law discloses that the rates on saws are unchanged. Where does the 10 to 40 per cent, advance come in? Lead comes next. The much quoted circular says there has been a decided advance. If such is the fact the advance is not due to increased tariff, as the only changes from the old tariff law are reductions. Still these mathematicians figure an advance. Next comes tin. No duty is imposed on tin, but on tin plates, which at present are not produced at all in this country, an increase has been made from one cent'per pound, which was merely a revenue duty, to 2.2 cents, which has already assured the establishment of the manufacture at several points in the United States. But no additional tariff on tin plates will have to be paid at present, for the new rates do not go into effect until next July. The only present change will be in the line of increased production and new competition, with a probability that Wales will unload on us as much tin as can be unloaded prior to next July. Nobody who accepts the doctrine of protection can object to the new duty on tin plates. It is not a question of rates. It is a question of protection or free trade. It is a question whether we should transfer the tin plate industry from Wales to the United States, as Senator Allison says the new tariff will do. A speech delivered by Senator Aldrich in the United States Senate, Sept. 30, throws much light on this question and, to our mind, completely vindicates the new tariff as applied to this industry. Senator Aldrich, who is reputed to be a walking cyclopedia on all details of the tariff, shows that we have continuously been paying more for the iron and steel that go into tin plates than for iron and steel in any other form, and he attributes this very naturally to the fact that there has been no competition on this side of the water, the Welsh manufacturer making his own prices. As examples, Senator Aldrich mentions galvanized iron sheets, the price of which in 1889 was 28.3 per cent, less than the average for twelve years, and steel rails, which in 1889 showed a decline of 29.1 per cent, below the twelve year average, while tin plates were but 4i per cent, lower. Senator Aldrich's remarks on the effect of the new tariff on prices of tin goods will be interesting reading. The Senator said: I believe I have demonstrated that our people are to today and have been for years paying a higher price for the iron or steel they purchase in the form of tin and terne plates than in any other form. Senators upon the other side say, why then do we not make tin plate here? For the reason that the Welsh and English iron masters control this market, and whenever an attempt is made to commence its production nere the price goes down, as it did in 1873 and in 1879, when such attempts were made. It is objected that the additional duty will so increase the cost of the tin utensils in universal use, and of other articles made from tin plate, as to impose grievous and unnecessary burdens upon all consumers of these articles and to cripple if not destroy, great industries which have been built up with cheap tin plate. It is said that the people who buy dairy-pand, coffee-pots, dinner-kettles, and tin cups will be enormously taxed by the imposition of this duty. The Senator from North Carolina [Mr. Vance] not now in his seat dwelt in eloquent terms upon the feelings of the poor colored woman in North Carolina when she found that the price of ner tin cup was advanced by this monstrous Dill. This allegation demands careful,examination. I hold in my band a statement which has been carefully prepared, giving the prices of all the utelgils in ordinary use by all classes of our people. This table suwf #» rwy — -'(#, the.8i»e, the « sum which would the cost of each by the 1.2 cents per pound additional duty, and also the present retail price. Mr. Frye—If the duty is a tax? Mr. Aldrich—Yes, if the duty is a tax; and the whole of it is added to the present cost of these various articles. The wholesale prices are taken from the price list of reputable manufacturers in Baltimore, and the retail prices were obtained from a well-known establishment in Washington. This table is in itself a complete answer to the charge that the larger duties on tin plate will augment the price of any article of tinware to the purchaser for use. I shall not take the time of the Senate to read the whole of this statement, but wili call attention to the result in a few cases. Take for instance a pint tin cup, which seems to be the article which troubles our friends on the other side most. They cost at wholesale 18f cents per dozen, which is a trifle over a cent and a half each, and they weigh 31 ounces, and if the whole duty were hereafter to be added the total cost would be 1.8 cents each; and they sell at retail everywhere in the United States at 5 cents each. Does any Senator seriously believe that anything will be added to the price of a tin cup to the purchaser at retail on account of this increase in cost at wholesale (if it should take place) of three-tenths of a cent on each cup? The present wholesale price of coffee pots is $1.10 per dozen, or 9.1 cents each. The weight is 1 pound and 4 ounces, and if the additional duty is added the total cost will be 10.6 cents each, and the retail price is 25 cents. Four-quart dairy pans that our agricultural friends are interested in cost now 42 cents per dozen, or 3i cents each, and they weigh half a pound. They would cost with the higher rate of duty added 4.1 cents each, and they sell at retail for 15 cents. Mr. Carlisle—Does the Senator mean they will cost 4.1 cents more than they cost now? Mr. Aldrich—No; the entire cost if the new duty is added would be 4.1 cents. The cost at present is 3£ cents; they will cost if the whole duty is added 4.1 cents. I agree fully with my friend from Iowa [Mr. Allison] who in his remarks this morning said that the effect of the imposition of this duty will be to transfer this industry from Wales to the- United States, and furnish our people with cheaper and, better tin plate. The circular announces an advance averaging 30 per cent, on glass, while on the common grades of glass the McKinley bill makes no advance in rates. On window glass the rates are precisely the same, and generally speaking the rates are the same. The circular says there will be an advance of 100 per cent, on zinc stove boards. The new law increases the tariff rates on blocks or pigs of zinc i cent per pound. On zinc in sheets there is no change. On manufactures of zinc there is no change. That an advance of 100 per cent, can be figured on this basis will astonish no one who is familiar with the arithmetical feats we have already cited in this article. The Upper Des Moines, not content with the contortional tariff liturature coming to it already made for the campaign, puts in a little work on its own hook. It says an Austin canned corn firm, last week, charged 18 cents more a dozen for their goods because of the extra cost of the cans. Now in view of the fact that the tariff on tin plate does not go into effect until July, 1891, we undertake to say that, this Austin firm, if it did advance its price, did not do it because of the advance in duty, unless the tariff cry afforded an opportunity to impose upon the misinformed. There has been no advance, and the probability is in the line of lower prices on the imported article up to next July. In the concluding paragraph of its campaign broadside the U. D. M. quotes the following alleged dispatch from New York: "Advices from leading cities throughout the country are almost unanimous in the statement that the wholesale and retail merchants are advancing the prices on all goods affected by the tariff bill, concurrent with that measure going into effect. In this city and Chicago hosiery has already advanced 25 per cent., general dress goods 10 to 30 per cent., underwear 30 per cent., outer clothing of all kinds 10 to 30 per cent.,according to the quality of the goods. The cheapest grades of goods are affected the most. Linens have advanced nearly 40 per cent,, cottons and woolens about the same," Keeping these sweeping statements in mind we should like to have our readers, who desire to be informed as to the correctness of its statements, read what Minneapolis merchants have to say about advances in prices. We conclude from the folio wing interviews, and others which we have not space for, that generally speaking there is not going to be any noticabje advance in any line of goods at present, and that the advances in the future are problematical, and that the ultimate effect of the operations of the new law will be to transfer the supply from foreign to domestic sources, with lower prices and increased prosperity for the whole country. Here are a few of the interview reports in Sunday's Minneapolis Tribune: A number of the prominent merchants of Minneapolis were seen yesterday in reference to the matter and the unanimous verdict is that no raise has been made or will be made before next spring at least, by which time tney consider the flurry incident to the operation of a new law will have subsided and old figures will rule the market. The majority nave received notice of advance in several classes of goods manufactured abroad, but this contingency many anticipated by placing large orders some time ago, not only making an advance unnecessary on the mei-oJiant's part but dozens of the same kinds goods are Ueing manufactured at ttom.9- The tniddle and lower classes of merchandise particularly do not appear to be affected, and in such cases where a rise is apparent, it is of a quality that the result will not be felt. Besides absolute necessities are in no sense ft Strict class of imported goods as not more than 10 per cent, of ordinary dress goods or wearing apparel find ready market in this country, the balance being manufactured domestically. Even then several merchants are of the opinion that foreign manufacturers will be compelled to break their prices and meet home figures, so shat a very small proportion of the American citizens will feel a perceptible change. The hue and cry over the tariff raise is attributed by more than one Minneapolis store proprietor to a political scheme on the part of Democrats, and those of the mugwump persuasion, especially in the East, by which it is hoped to catch votes at the November elections. But while the prices of every day saleable articles have been increased these same merchants agree that the cause is to be found in a crowd of speculators who held back for this very period before placing their goods on the market, and that the change is not a lasting one or of a weighty nature is evidenced from the fact that uniform figures are being maintained and dealers themselves declare their intention of doing so for six months to come at least. Wm. Donaldson said : "We are aware that there will be a slight advance in some classes of merchandise, and prepared for it in advance by placing large orders, so that our customers will nave the same old prices until the first of next April, in any event. On 95 out of 100 of these articles the additional tariff is so small that people will not notice it. There has been more cry than reality, but things will adjust themselves in a little while and none of us will know anything about it. Not ten per cent of a man's clothing ia necessarily imported. The goods are nearly all domestic, and we do not believe that the price of those will advance. * * In linensrthe advance will be more noticeable than in any other class of wearing apparel, or any class of merchandise used for household purposes. But that is just what we want in the northwest, as we are going to manufacture the very goods we are now trying to shut out." Jotm W. Thomas, of Hale, Thomas & Co., takes a very favorable view of the situation and attributes any present rise in prices of dry goods and like articles somewhat to the immediate effects of the bill, but thinks that a great deal results from a speculative movement among importers. The firm has not and will not advance prices on present stock. Thomas looks upon sudden advances as a more or less political scheme among Democrats and Mugwumps, who operate upon the market as much as possible with the hope of bulling figures and catching opposition votes when election day rolls around. • A FREE GIFT! A Good Farm Journal. [Orange Judd Farmer] To be Bent to every home in Kossuth County ABSOLUTELY FREE, if you wish it. For conditions upon which this gift is made, please call at the Cash Store in Al#ona. »• WE ARE PA ¥ING 16 Ota. FOR EGGS. a Few of our Bargains: 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 We are still selling Boots and Shoes very cheap, in and let us fit you. .03 .05 .00 .10 .05 .01 Come Townsend & Langdon arm Loans AT 6, 7, Taurta half, and 8 per cent, on five to ten years time with privi- •lege of partial payments before due. Interest can be paid at my office. 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They recommend it to all who are to become mothers. R. A. Payne, druggist, Greenville, Ala. Write Bradfield Reg. Co., Atlanta, Ga., for particulars. Sold by Frank W. Dingley and Dr. L. A. Sheets. 51-2 Matson, McCall & Co. have on hand a large stock of fine felt hats, which they will dispose of at remarkably low prices. , ^^ ji ^ ^ REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. The Kossuth County Republican Couver tion for the purpose of nominating county officers will bi; helcl ill AlBoniv. on Frhlay, October 17 I890.at 1 o'clock p. m. The officers to be chosen at this convention are as follosvs ; One Clerk of Courts in place of A A. Brunson One County Recorder in place of C. D. Creed. One County Attorney In place of S. Mayne, Two County Supervisors iu place of G. H. Peters and C. E. Olson. The basis of representation will be one dele- Kate for each township or ward, and one additional delegate for each twenty-live votes or maiof fraction thereof cast for Joseph U, Hutehinson for governor in 1889. Each township and ward will bo entitled to the following number of delegates, to-wlt: TOWNSHIPS. VOTE. DEL. COMMII'TEEStAN. At Lowest Kates 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 TO CALL AT IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF Winkle Bro's, Stoves or Hardware. 77 84 59 83 B2 Algona, 1st ward " 2nd ward •' 3d ward " 4tU ward Burt Buffalo 2i Cresco • • • «9 Fenton 34 Greenwood 91 German 13 Garlleld 8 Hebron 2U Irvington GO Lu Verne 44 Lotts Creek 31 Plum Creek 39 Portland 55 Prairie 7 Riverdale 30 llamsay .. 41 Seneca 41 Sherman 29 fiwea SO Union 51 Wesley... 77 Whittemore 04 4 4 3 4 3 2 3 2 5 2 1 2 4 3 2 3 3 I 2 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 S. S. Sessions. C. M. Doxsee. F, Uormoy. E. U. Clarke. John Kerr. Robt. Lane. ,T. B. Jones. J. L. Blunt. W, W. Wilson. G. Stelsel. C. G. Wright. Win, Goodrich. Horace Mann. G. C. Burtis, .Tas. Archer. H. M. Gardner. J. H. Graver. J. Loncbottom. A. Fisher, H. Merrifield. W, W. Alcorn. Henry Ourran, C. A. Errickson Myron Schenck W. M.Colby. N. Cotton. 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. Delegates 74 The Chairmen of the different wards and townships are requested to call their respective caucuses to be held on Friday, October 10, 1890, at the regular voting places. Q CHUJm din. Co.Ven.Coiii. ANNOUNCEMENTS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of County Recorder, subject to the action of the republican county convention U. Believing it to be but just and fair that the mechanics and laboring men should be represented In the offices of the county, I hereby announce myself a candidate for Recorder of Kossuth county, before the republican county convention. M. P. RANDALL. Aleona Republican: Please announce my name as a candidate for the office of county Recorder, subject to the approval of the Republican county convention. o. 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