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VOL. XX. ALQ-ONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OOT, 22, 1890. No. 8, PUBLISHED BVKBY WRDNKBDAV STARR & HALLOCK, Proprietor* JOS, W. HAYS. Editor, Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year. In advance... .-81.60 One copy, six months, to advance 75 One copy, three months, In advance........ 40 One copy, one year, if 710*paid Jn advance. 2.00 Subscriptions cotittnm till ordered stoppei and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of'the RBPUBMOAN Office for Book and Job Prirtlilns; is unsurpassed in tills county. Steam power. ^p-Advertising rubes made known on application. Thlspaperls PRINTED BY STEAM POWER, KEPUBMCAN STATE TICKET. Election, Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Secretary of State.. WILLIAM M. Auditor ................... ... JAMES A. LYONS Treasurer ................. BYHON A. BKESON Attorney General ............. JOHN Y. STONK Judge Supreme'Court . . . JAMKS H. ROTKROCK Supreme Bourt'Oterk ... ..... GIMJKRT B. PBAY Supreme Court Reporter ...... If. B. RAYMOND Railway Oomiiflssioner ........... J. W. LUKE CONGRESSIONAL. Congressman Kith district ...... J. P. DODUVEH JUDICIAL. Judge 14th Judicial district ...... GEO. H. CABR BEPUJJLICAN COUNTY TICKET. Clerk of District Court .......... A. A. BBUNSON County Recorder ...... ...... M. K. RANDALL County Attorney ............. W. B. QUABTOK County Sapevvlaors .... ANNOUNCEMENTS. 1 hereby •announce myself an independen candidate for the office of county attorney . W. The Republicans of Kossuthdid a good day's work last Friday. The REPUBLICAN'S Farm Department, conducted by ex-Congressman Wilson, is deservedly popular. The farmers say that Mr.' Wilson's ideas are sound. The liae which marks the boundaries of McKia'ley's district in Ohio is as crook ed as the'<old Harry" would have made?! had he been employed to gerrymander tbe district. '€t looks like a track, made by a snake suffering with the blind staggers. The Democrats are circulating as cam paign documents in Kossuth a speech • ol Flower of New York who opposed the- re ductiono? the tariff on binder twine, --ante ajpeecki»tjQongreisman Hayes, of'this state, who voted againstTjthe anti-tottery and aatfcfcogus lard bills.. v " The M<S£inley bill is being exteosivelj circulated as a campaign document. I might beflupposed, considering wbat th« Democrats say as to its unpopularity- ant general cussedness, that it was being cir culated at great expense by the Demo crats. Bat the simple fact is that-itis being used by the Republicans and i&one of the best campaign documents the iRe- j^blicaa party has ever got up. Marshalltown Times-Republican: When you ask a free trader why the article»«p on which the tariff has been redweec don't go down in price to the extent of the reduction, and he attempts to explain why, as he^dnvariably does, he acknowl edges the unsounduess of his whole the ory. When a free trader tells you the are tail prices of goods have been increased by the McKinley bill, he takes you for>a chump. The action.of the democratic conven ttion in refusing to nominate or indorse >any candidate for county attorney leaves •democratic voters to the enjoyment of a •delicious freedom of choice. They can wote for either of two republicrn attor roeys or for neither, as suits their whim or itheir sense of the interest of the county. The expected indorsement of Mr. Joslyn, tbe independent candidate, not being vouchsafed, notice is given to all con cerned that the democrats have other fish to fay.. Tbe Democratie ticket is perhaps the bejst they could have put up. Mr, Ford, tbe candidate for clerk, is a popular gentleman, irespected by all. Mr. Smith, of Portland township, tbe candidate for re' corder, it highly spoben of. Mr. Studer has been on the board and is known to be a fair man. Mr. Mausel, of Ramsay, is believed to be all right except that be belongs to the wrong party and is on tbe wrong ticket. la this respect, alas! they itbey are all unfortunate. Tbe Demperfts proclaim that tbe McKinley bill is an infamous measure. If they are telling tbe truth tbe best way to convince the p*»ple of tbe fact is to publish tbe bill and eirculate it as widely as tbey bave bejft eiucujating tbeir Cobden club literature. The people of this country are intelligent sod know an infamous tbiqg wbea they see it. Tbe Republicans are scattering abstracts, reviews, and copies of the bill broa4 cast. On tbe strength of that bill they are willing to come before tbe people. The tariff is a tax ou j^ f bj>$ not 9 » flax raised by tbe American fanner. Since American flax bus beea protected a factory for tbe manufacture of «ad. oil cake bag beea'built out that gives scores of people employment and pays Nebraska farmers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for flax that they wouldn't get if it wasn't for the protective tariff. Oil factories, tow fac tories and linea factories will make a 'market for the farmers' flax and the more factories the better the markets,—Freeman. And now 1!ho Algona Courier comes out in a supplement, rehearsing the Ce dar Rapids Gazette, Des Moines News trash about Gen. Beeson and the railroads. The papers that started these sto ries have iorgotten all about the matter and were glad to forget it after the thorough airing given by some of the Republican papers. And the air ing didn't result to the 'disadvantage of Gen. Beeson eitlu'r. The Courier's supplement was one of "those stereotyped campaign articles" and-was just a little late. We'hate a straddldbug in politics,—a man who is always kicking, and dallying around with bolters and soreheads and stall claiming membership with the Republican party in order to give him a voice in politics and a standing as a candidate for some office. The Republcan party has no use for them, don't want them in its caucuses or councils, and il <they possessed any self respect they would not attempt to take part in a do liberation, the result of which they beforehand openly declare they will re pudiate, if it does not go to suit them.— Rockford Register. Congressman Dolliver will give account of his congressional stewardship to the people of this community at the court 'bouse tomorrow night. Mr. Dolliver has risen to promroence as a speaker of national fame and has addressed great audiences in New York and Philadelphia within the past few months, his appearance in the latter city being at a Republican meeting with Speaker Reed. He has been a frequent debater in Congress Every where he comes up to the demand! of the occasion, however great. In his present canvass of the district he is arousing much Republican enthusiasm. Beforii ybttcon'dcmn:^« McKioIey bll as an infamous nuisance examine it carefully.. It is one-efthose infamous measures that will establish numerous new industries, and give work to thousands of men women,and children that are out of em ployment or working for starvation wages. ,It will bring back the old market and.give us a new one. Before you add youn voice-to the Democratic chorus make an honest comparison of the Me Kinley bill and. the Mills bill and then ask yourself which deserves the title of infamous, and which is the most patriotic. The Republican party asks you to make an honest studyof the McKinley bill and then vote your.honest conviction. The Democratic exchanges are zeal ously representicg the Cedar Kapids Ga zette and Des Moines News to be staunch Republican papers. It is not so. The Gazette and News stand in about the same relation to ^Republicanism that the mule stands to the horse. The mule pos Besses just enough equine blood to save him from being a jackass, and at the same time the asinine strain in his veins has so far attained the ascendancy that it is manifested in«the size of his ears, in s ability to make the biggest noise of •any animal of its size in creation, has given him a world-wide reputation for ^general eussedness, and, among other things, of being theimost confirmed kick er'tbat ever lived! A prominent Chicago merchant says tbaf "inside of two-years under the operation of the McKinley bill, this country earn >and will supply itself with all articles in the dry goods and clothing linen." The foreign manufacturers underetand this and that's why they are so eetwe on the new tariff law. The matter of a little duty mere or less would not make a great deal «af difference to them, especially if, as alleged by tbe free traders, it be wholly paid by tbe American consumer. It as the prospect of losing 4he best market on earth that terrifies them. TheAmeifean market is a great price, but it is none too good for American skill and enterprise to appropriate.—Sioux City Jpurnal. The democratic conspiracy to inaugurate a r<?ign of high prices in all lines of merchandise aad then to charge tbe rise to the MoKinley bill, has been e'xposed completely. This is too big » country, and the schoolmaster is too much abroad n it, to allow of any unholy syndicate of British-American importers and democratic wholesalers making & steal of the dimensions proposed out of the pockets of the people while the latter are looking on, Not only has the cojaspiracy failed, but the clatter that has been made has very effectually advertised Uw ftrt that here is to be ao putting up of V t\$vi oa aac$BSftrie§ on wwouot of ley bill, and the people are beginning to find out that the latter is not after all such an insufferably bad bill. Everything but the weather is being charged up to the McKinley bill by the Democrats. There are a thousand and one causes, all tho way from short crops to tho schemes of tbe speculator which tend to make higher prices. Wait until the McKinley bill is in effect before you condemn it, and then wait until the country has had time to adjust itself to the new condition of affairs before you pass judgment against the bill. In some ways the good effects of the bill will be immediately apparent, in others again it will take years to demonstrate the wisdom of the measure. It is probable that prices on a great many articles will materially advance as a direct'result of the new bill but this advance will be a thousand times compensated by a general stimulus to all lines of industry, better prices for farm products and better times for qverybody. Tbe protection issue of the Irish World makes one of the best Republican campaign documents ever seen. , An Irishman who can read that and honestly ad vocate free trade, according to the Democratic idea, is not a true son of the Emerald Isle. Protection is one of the things that makes it possible for the Irish-American citizen to spare something for the relief of his famine-suffering brethren in Ireland. It is said that "no nation on the habitable globe advanced in cultivation, commerce and manufactures with the same rapidity as Ireland from 1782 to 1800 under her national protection parli ament." The population swelled from 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 and the wages of common labor doubled and trebled. There were in Dublin alone 5,000 carpenters fully employed. There are not half of 5,000 there now. Dwelling houses and public buildings grew up by a species ol magic. Tradesmen came into Ireland from England, Scotland, and even from France and obtained ready employment. After the union with England twelve years later under free trade the tariff which Ireland had erected as a protection to her manufactures was gradually abol ished and the pampered manufactures of • E °Slancl were- poured into the shops and much cheaper than they: could be made in Ireland. Stripped of her parliament and her tariff, Ireland could not stand against such competition. Her manu factures failed one after another, their machinery rotted, their hands were driv en to England and Scotland, or America Emigration then regularly commenced the wealth of Ireland began to drain away and poverty., rack rent, coercion eviction, famine, convict ships, jails, in- tormers, and hangings have marked the history of Ireland ever since."—Mooney's History of Ireland. . The time has come for republicans in this county to drop all personal and factional contention and to pull together for the republican party. The time has come when not to do so means that the democrats-will take the County. The latter are now as well organized as the republicans are if not better. They are united and all pulling together. They are led by new aad popular men who are shrewd enough to work every racket to induce the republicans to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. They are flushed with .success won with republican help. They already have the most important offices in the county. This year and next they hope to get the rest, and of course with republican assistance. With republican co-operation they hope in the next two weeks to make republican conventions a farce aad republican fidelity a by word and a hissing. Last year they tooted "Ring:" with or without reason. They can't do that tute year,f or the Democrats are sharp enough to see that they must be plausible, and a notorious lie is not plausible. What they will cry no man can tell. They have no campaign issue—all they depend on is the habit that some Republicans have recently acquired of voting half republican and half anti-republican, They are going on the force of habit and nothing else. How about that kind of a habit? Who ever goes to a Democrat and insults him with tbe suggestion to vote half Republican? Tho Democrats are true to their principles, bad as they are, and for that we honor them. With better principles Republicans ought to be as faithful and consistent in supporting them. For when the counties of Iowa pass into Democratic hands the State will do the same, and so will tbe Nation, so far as Iowa's influence may go. We should like to see the Republicans of this county brace up They have had as fair a convention as was ever held anywhere, with every .ownsbip represented, without a contest- n« delegation, without any sign of trsje. The candidates were the undoubted choice of tbe convention. They are capable men, every one. It cannot be said Of any one of these that he is unj|t or wn* worthy. Why not this Jm ^ a gtr»teb,t for a straight ticket put up fcy a convention? OUR .SUPPLEMENT. Tbe REPUBLICAN does not propose to be outdone by any paper in giving its readers full and accurate information regarding the McKinley bill. It believes thoroughly in the bill as an honest application of the principles of protection, and believes that the better the bill is understood the more fully will its wisdom and patriotism be recognized. There is noth iag so good as the bill itself to study if you want to know just what it is and what it proposes to accomplish. So it gives the bill. But an understanding oi the rates in force under the old law, or the tariff of 1883, is necessary if it is de sired to know what rates are increased and wbat are cut down, and so it gives the rates under the old law. And as the Democratic party a few years ago framed a tariff law that was so good that theii national convention at St. Louis adopted it as the party platform, it gives in connection with the new rates and the old rates the rates proposed by the Demo cratic party. It will be well for Republicans to study up on the bill and well for them to keep it in the house all the time, and when astounding statements are made about the McKinley bill by the Democratic papers and orators the bil can be referred to as the best refutation thereof. AMMONIA AND SUICIDES. One of the Most Certain Agents for Causing Death by Slow Poisoning. Of the number of those seeking suicide by swallowing some form of poison, probably there are few who have sought to Mil themselves by means of ammonia. Nevertheless ammonia, although it is the active agent in most of the salts sold to women for their gilt decorated and perfumed, scent bottles, is poisonous when taken internally in a concentrated form. To attest this there have been recently in New York several cases, tlie most recent being that of Herman Harowitz, of which Deputy Coroner Jenkins said that death took place in a comparatively short time after the ammonia was taken. In another case, that of a child, Dr. Jenkins said death resulted in five minutes after swallowing the ammonia solufion.*-- There are on record also case's of slow poisdfeftig, from ammonia administered .with intent to commit murder. Further .more, the appearance of workmen in guano factories, where ammonia is set free by grinding guano, has been noted, and in every case there is an unmistakable sj'stem 1 of poisoning. This is discoloration of 'the skin of the face, which assumes a \blotched, dirty appearance. First to take on this appearance is -the skin of the (nose and forehead. Autopsies of thosajwho die from ammonia poisoning reveal a dark hue on the mucous membrane lining the stomach and intestines. As an agei^t for causing death by slow poisoning ammonia is one of the most certain and ihost difficult of detection, owing to its Ttolatile nature. This quality has led physiiians to believe that some of the mysterious deaths that have taken place in the history of modern and mediaeval criine are due to ammonia. It is known now that months have elapsed between the first symptoms of sickness and the death of a person from ammonia poiajoning. On the other hand, death has resitted in four minutes from the time a large draught of ammonia has been swallowed. It has been found in cases of gradual absorption of ammonia in the [human system that there is a general elimination of healthy oxi dation of thp blood and a consequent lowering of t|ie bodily strength. In the cases of immediate poisoning death conies with frightful agony, as in the case of Harowite. Blood gushed from bis nose and mouth. Statistics in England put ammonia thirteenth in frequency in the list of poisons. Alexander Winter Blyth, medical officer of health in the St. Marylebone district, London, cites thirty cases of poisoning by ammonia swallowed for the purpose of committing suicide, or administered with the purpose of committing murder, or absorbed unconsciously in food. Of the suicidal cases six were fatal. Of twenty accidental cases twelve were fatal. Of cases of murder with ammonia Dr. Blyth notes two, both of them children.—New York Sun. Bents of Stores In Hotel Buildings. "That interesting period has come in the history of New York real estate," said an architect and builder, "when a judiciously planned building, no matter to what business purpose it is originally dedicated, may be made to contain on its street frpnfe stores enough, to be devoted to other and distinct businesses, to pay by theiy rentals the interest on the cost of constructing the entire building. A hotel draws people to its vicinage, and ft great hotel would draw people enough $ven to a new locality to give good custom to the shops to which the ground flspr could be appropriated. A single store room under the Jftfth Avenue hotel pays a rental of $15,000 annually. The rentals such a hotel might receive would enable it to exist without ajjy gueeta at all, just as the New York Central Railroad company is said to own enough real, rent paying estate to enable |t, out of its income so received, to jay actually a dividend on its bond* tm tf it aeyer sent o*t a World/ i» ~^ EXPOET DISCOUNTS, THE DISHONEST ARGUMENTS OF DEMOCRATIC SENATORS. Senator Test and His Maliciously Misleading Statements—His Deceptions Exposeil—The Discounts for Export Only of Foreign Railroads. The Reform club's experts, in circulating slanders against American manufacturers, are merely doing the work of the foreign mill owners, who expect some return from their contributions. Free-trade newspapers, lacking honest argument, reproduce in all their bald untruthfulness the sensational statements about export discounts, and Democratic senators father the calumnies by having them inserted in The Congressional Record. These statements are maliciously dishonest and misleading. When Senator Vest, assuming their truth, says: "Forty-five per cent, is put upon agricultural implements for the purpose of protecting the manufacturer, and I say that it has protected the manufacturer so effectively that he is now able to go into the unprotected markets of the world and sell for one-half to the foreign consumer or user of agricultural implements that he sells to the American farmer," he must know that he is slandering his fellow citizens. • He has undoubtedly read the statement of The Mail and Export Journal— the best authority on the subject. "The truth of the matter is just this: The quotations named, as taken from the foreign price current, are for the wholesale or jobbing trade, and not for the foreign consumer, the latter being required to pay as much for the goods which he buys from tho dealer in his own country as the lattcsr deems sufficient to reimburse him for the cost of importation, with his profit added." Ho knows perfectly well that the price currents of all sorts of hr.rdwtvro and ag- ricultiiral implements issued for the trade in the United States give prices which are subject to large trade discounts, running from 10 to 75 or even 90 per cent. For the senator to go on from day to day repeating statements and drawing inferences respecting American manufacturers, and to their prejudice, which he knov,'s to be false, is, we submit, unworthy of his position and cannot fail in the end to detract from his reputation for common honesty. It is dishonest in Mr. Vest to attempt to distort into robbery the refusal of American manufacturers to sell agricultural implements to fanners at wholesale rates when he knows that the same rule obtains in every other industry, whether protected or unprotected. The Inanu- facturer does not profit by listing plows at the retail price while selling them with a discount to the dealer. The well known effect is that he sells almost no plows at the retail price. The trade is thrown into the hands of the middleman, and the manufacturer refuses to undersell him. If there is any injustice in this it has existed in trade from time immemorial, and has nothing to do with tariffs. There is no "robbery" about it. Senator Vest blunders in assuming that the export journals circulate among the farmers of South America and advertise to supply them with agricultural implements at a lower price than charged American farmers. The fact is that farmers rarely, if ever, see such papers. The Mail and Export Journal and The Australasian circulate almost exclusively among large purchasers, and The Engineering and Mining Journal contains little, as its name indicates, that would interest farmers. A true index of the class to which the readers of any paper belong is its advertising list, and that of The Engineering and Mining Journal shows that its agricultural readers are few indeed. The issue of Aug. 80, for example, has nearly 400 advertisers of at least 100 different classes of .goods or services, and not one of them offers agricultural implements. This paper knows that it is quite safe in asserting that "any foreign subscriber" can buy at the low rates advertised, for it knows how few of them are farmers. In this connection the following, showing the export discounts on freights given by English roads, will be interesting Export discounts are given by the English roads in many instances, and where such reductions in freight charges are made on English roads they are met by German, Belgium and Holland roads, except as hereafter mentioned: Coal—Average British reduction in freight when exported, 76 per cent., and there is a note that "There is no German or Dutch seaport so near the mines." The Belgiums make a reduction. In hardware, cutlery, saws and tools export rates only are given in all four countries. Cotton Goods—Average British reduction on export, 29 per cent.; none in the other countries. Woolen, Worsted and Stuff Goods- Average British reduction on export, 18 per cent.; none in the other three countries. Earthenware and China — Average British reduction on export, 40 per cent. There is also » reduction in the other three countries. General Machinery—Average British reduction on export, OT percent erage British reduction on export, 20 pe* cent. The Germans and Dutch also give a reduction on export: the Belgians do not. All but about 14 per cent, in length of the German lines and 27 per cent, of the Belgian roads were, at the date of the report, worked by their respective governments. Both the state owned and the private roads in Holland are worked by private companies; those belonging to the state under an agreement. The reductions in freight charges on export goods in the case of English roads are made obligatory by their charters in mauy, if not in all, cases. A Fastening for Harn Doors. To make a secure fastening for the large double doors of the barn bolt a narrow bar of iron to one of the doors at its middle point. Notch the ends of the bars, one on the lower and one on the upper side, to fit over iron hooks that are bolted to the door, one bending upward, the other downward. The bar moves in the arc of a circle when the doors are fastened or unfastened. This makes a secure fastening for large doors ' which are liable to be blown open if held only by a small hook on the inside of the same.—New York Independent. Absence Explained. Chief of Office—Where's Binks? Clerk—At home, resting. Chief—Bosh! He's been away on a vacation for two weeks. Clerk—That's why he has to rest.-- Pitteburg Bulletin. Public Sale of Short, Horn Cattle. Having sold my stock farm, I will sell at auction on Thursday, November 6, 1890, at the farm near Algona, my entire stock—Short Horn cows, heifers and young bulls. Also Corses, including two imported Shire stallions, and Poland China breeding stock. On one year's time at 7 per cent. Teams will carry visitors free from Algona. J, B. JONES. BtAIR SAYS ITS AIT, KIGHT. Mr. S. O. Blair, Chicago, says: We could not keep house without your Clarke's Extract of Flax Skin Cure and Cough Cure. We have used both for numerous troubles, especially for our child. We recommend the Cough Cure to every family having children. We used it for Whooping cough with remarkably quick and satisfactory results, and use it for any and every cough the family may have." Only one size, large bottle. Price |1.00. If VQU want the best toilet soap get ClarkeWlax Sonp, 25 cents. AsfcC*;' A. Sheetz, druggist, for these preparations. 4 If you want an Overcoat or a Suit of Clothes look at Galbraith's. We sell more of DeWitt's Little Early Risers than any other pills their action is easy, do not gripe or cause pain, are the best regulator of the liver, stomach and bowels.—L. A. Sheetz. Matson, McCall & Co. have on hand a large stock of fine felt hats, which they will dispose of at remarkably low prices. A good hearty laugh is worth more than a thousand groans. See Huiest & Stout's Musical Comedy Company. Your cough will not last all winter: You will not be kept awake at night; You will get immediate relief if You will use DeWitt's cough and consumption cure. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. See our new line of Prints just in at Galbraith's. A novelty—nine instruments played by one individual at the same time with Huiest & Stout's Comedy Company. Do you burn soft coal? Then be wise and buy of Fred Willson. Prices low. Huiest & Stout's Merry Monarch of Mirthdom at the Opera House tonight. Matson, McCall & Co. have on hand a complete line of feathers, plushes, Surrah silks, fancy veilings, etc. You will do well to give them a call before purchasing elsewhere. Kid Gloves in black and colored at 75c |1, fl.25, $1.50 at Galbraith's. FOUND—A water spaniel. Owner can recover the same by identifying property and paying for this notice. Call at Star Barber Shop. New line Men's Clothing at Galbraith's.' Only a laugh, nothing more, is Huiest & Stout's aim. A Lfwly in Texas Write* s My case is of long standing; has baffled many physicians; have tried every remedy I could bear of, but Bradfleld's IV SiiH! B m% ul *l or L 8 al1 that relieved me. Write The Bradfleld Reg. Co., Atlanta, ? a< : '^further particulars. Sold by Dr. L. A. Sheetz and F. W. Dingley. 5i-g 5000 yds remnants, best quality calio. 5 cts per yd at Qalbraitb's. * '