The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 29, 1890 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 29, 1890
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and BEpmuHE of mm CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE AND ST. PAtJL, QOIKO WKBT. I flflLQAAfl IP**!* tfO^3OVHf^\^M !...,...- - 8 passenger 4s3l pm ofrelRht 7:15am . "....._._._.. ..I2:20pm .. 8:40 p in AMONA, IOWA, GOT. 29,1890. 10:33 am t3 way freight No. 6 freight OOINO BAST. No. 2 passenger f a. 4 passenger j? ! ,2? pni o, 14 way freight • 2t20 p m o. 10 freight, Saturdays only 12:35 p m No. SfrelRht! -- 0:45 p in Chicago & Northwestern B'y. OOINO NORTH AND WEST. Freight accommodation o .-55 a in Chicago Mail and Express 3 :55 p m OOINO SOUTH AND KA8T. Freight accommodation 7 :85 p m Chicago Mail and Express 12:30 p m Chicago passenger reaches Des Moines at 7 p. m.. Chicago o :50 a. m., and Kansas City 9:30 a. in. Tickets for sale to all points In the United States and Canada. ALGONA MABKEtS. (Reported weekly by A. Hough.) 40c. Corn ..... 85c @ 88c Butter ...... .18c. Hogs ......... $3.60 Barley ....... . 40c Timothy ..... $1.10 Oats Eggs .......... 16c. dttle ....... *2.00 Wheat ......... 85c. Flax. ......... $1.80 PROFESSIONALS BUSINESS DIRECTORY, W. C. 1>AN8ON. B. .J. DANSON. DANSON BROS., A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Algoua, Iowa. Offlce Over Comstock's. GEO. E. CLARKE, A TTORNEY. Ofllce over the First National Hank, Algona, Iowa. B. F. REED, AT-T.AW, Algona, ilco ill the (ialbraith block, A TTORNEY Iowa. Of- JAS. BARR, M. D., pIIYSICIAN and SURGEON^ *~* L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., P HYSICIAN and STWGEON. Office next door to Ford's Warehouse, Algdha, Iowa. W. E. H. MORSE, M. D. ALGONA, IOWA. DR. L A. SHEETZ, Druggist & Stationer. Prescriptions filled. Deals lu paints, ' oils, books, perfumeries, etc. Corner of Stale and Thorington streets Aleona.Iowa. E. E. Sayers, D. V. M., Veterinary Physician»Surgeon ^-Office west of the Thorington House, Sgona.lowa. HOSPITAL Accommodations. For information in regard to lands in Northwestern Iowa, write to tin: Real Estate and Abstract Office of GEO. C. CALL, ALGONA. — IOWA. C. J. ADAMS, HOUSE and SIGN PAINTEH- Country work a speciality. oru for .sale. OUR PREMIUM. To all subscribers of the REPUBLICAN who pay $1.50 in advance for the year 1891 we will give our fine new premium map of Iowa free. This offer extends to December 31st, and applies, of course, only to such as have not received the map as a premium already. Parties who may be in arrears must pay the same in addition to the advance subscription. The season is a prosperous one, and all will be able to pay the small amounts they may owe the printer before the first of January, and put their accounts with their home paper on a cash basis. NEW suijscunnsns Paying $1.60 for one year in advance will get the map as a premium. THE MAT. The map is worth 75 cents and cannot, we believe, be bought at retail for less. The map of Kossuth county is printed from a new plate, engraved from a map furnished by ex-Auditor Hutchins, and is the best map of Kos- snth in any Iowa map we have seen. These maps can be supplied at any time at the REPUULICAN office to those who may be entitled to them. This premium applies only to subscribers living in Kossuth county. LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. Prof. A. A. Sifert was in town over Sunday. Glen Fountain spent Sunday in Bancroft. A. C. Anderson of Bancroft was in town Monday. Cal Heckart was Grove yesterday. Dr. GarUeld reports Squires quite sick. Regular meeting of the W. C Friday at 3 o'clock. Zina Holman is reported quite at St. Cloud, Minn. Mrs. E. II. Slagle will leave for Minneapolis next Friday. Lee Clarke is running the delivery wagon for Carter again. Miss Millie Taylor of Burt was visiting in town over Sunday. Win. J- Bowles of Cresco township is reported to be quite sick. Remember the speech in the Court House Hall Friday night. Ernest Bacon and G. S. Angus of Bnrt were in town yesterday. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCall Monday morning. J. D. Yeomans will occupy the house vacated by Elmer Slagle. Misses Kate and Maude Smith are visiting in Capt. Jeanson's family in Swea. W. C. Danson paid a visit to the city of West Bend yesterday on business. Installation of offices at Prudence Chapter No. 70 took place Monday evening. D. B. Roberts of Emmetsftu'rg was in Algona Tuesday and registered at the Thorington. Prof. P. D. Dodge preached In the Congregational church Sunday morning and evening. Denison Paine of Portland is building a large and commodious barn on his farm. He is up with the times. We haven't heard any complaint from the Democrats that the McKinley bill has increased the price of votes. It is reported that Senator Wilson is in ill health and on this account has up from Eagle Mrs. Samuel T. U. sick Charles Rooswall, PAINTER. Orders by postal card promptly attended to. Residence south of Sponberg's tailor shop. Algona Iowa. Jake Blossom of Spencer was in town on business the first of the week. An "Art Social" was held at the residence of II. S. Langdon last night. F. E. FOSTER, E£ IB IE IE5! Opposite Court House. Algona, Iowa. ijgrWork first class in every particular. Kossuth County Bank, ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - $50,000. Incorporated under i general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and a gener;;! banking business transacted. 1'assage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W.U. INGHAM. President. J. B. JONES, Vice President. LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier, Dircctiors-W. If, Tngham, Jno. ft. Smith, .I. B Jones, T. Chriscliillt-s, Lewis IJ. Smith, J. W. •Wadsworth. Barnet Devine. Farm for Sale. 120 acres near the village of Burt. Partly improved. For sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. LADIES try Dr. hi-Duc's Periodical Pills, from Paris Kraiice. Established — Kurope 1839: England inr>o ; Canada 1S78 ; United States 1887. §2 or three boxes for $!>. Positively remove all IHBB(HILARITIES or money refunded. THE AMHK1CAN PH.I/ CO., royalty proprietors. Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. 11. Boswith & Son, Milwaukee ; Kobt. Stevenson & Co. Chicago. Ketailed by Dr. L. A. Sheetz, Al«una. 19-40-yr $1,000 Address : Can be made in 6 mouths selling Tuninoii'ti Atlases, Charts and W all Maps. Particulars free. H. C TUMISON, Chicago, Ills. SHIP YOUR Butter. Eggs, Cheese, Apples, Pears, Beans, Peaches, Pears, Honey, Beeswax, Grapes, Hops, Poultry,Corn,Oats, Wool, Maple Sugar, Lambs. Veal, Mutton, Venison. Wild Game, Dried Fruits, Potatoes, Hay, Feathers. Cider, Vinegar, Furs, Skius, Onious, Tobacco, Broom Corn. Ginseng Hoot. 5O tons live Poultry wanted. Will pay cash or sell on commission. Send for daily market prices. W. U. I'. JJullard & Co. Produce Commission Merchants, 20 and 22, Deu Plain St., Chicago. 111. -Wi-20 Mrs. C. E. Barrett of Denver is visiting her brother Capt. L. M. B. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Townsend of Tama county are visiting their son, D. D. Prohibition stands in Iowa in spite of the Kansas decision. Let us enforce it. Sheldon is to have an electric light plant. What is the matter with Algona? Editor Ellis of the Bancroft Register was in town Friday. We acknowledge a call. The United States now has 64,000,000 people and sixty thousand millions of property. The monthly covenant meeting of the Baptist church will be held next Saturday. Chever Hudson is home from his work on the railroad survey in northern Wisconsin. Mrs. A. A. Crabb is visiting her grandson, Charley Slagle, at Sutherland, Iowa. There will be preaching as usual at the Baptist church next Sunday morning and evening. Wm. Rowe of Britt advertises a sale of 140 high grade Durham cattle, Thursday, Nov. 18th. Mr. S. Stinson of Bancroft was in town Monday. He has taken the REPUBLICAN for 18 years. It is reported that Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wallace, formerly of this place, are the proud parents of a little girl. Of course the Courier had to say something about Dolliver's speech but its criticism was neccesarily very weak. We once more call attention to J. B. Jones' sale of short horns. His advertisement will be found in another column. Republicans will do well to carry the supplement issued by the REPUBLICAN last week around in their pockets until after election. The W. R. C. will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening in the G- A. R. Hall. A full attendance is requested. Mr. Keatley was unable to reach Algona on account of sickness and the Democrats were disappointed in their meeting Monday night. President Wm. F. King of Cornell College is a member of the World's Fair Committee on Science, History, Literature and Education. not appeared in the campaign this fall Next Sunday morning at St. Thomas' Mission the pastor will preach on "The Church, the Bible and the individual." Sid Blossom's new house on Call street is rapidly nearing completion. Sid will be able to move m before long. A number of teachers took a second examination last Saturday with the hope of getting a higher grade ^certificate. . ' As fine a farm as the sun ever shone on is offered for rent by R. J: limit in this issue. Address the owner for terms. South Sioux City is to have a beet sugar factory. This is a great year for factories, all on account of the McKinley bill. Rev. Whitfield preeched at the Hunt school house last night and preaches at the Black school house Friday night. The subject of Rev. Whitfields discourse next sunday evening will be"The Groans of Nature." Will Corrough is in town to-day shaking hands with friends. Will is now located in a hardware. s.t;ore at Malcom and is doing well. The sidewalk has been repaired on Dodge street west of John Goeders' store. Other sidewalks in town could stand the same operation. Rev. Smith and Sid Rist returned from the Baptist convention at Red- Oak yesterday. They report a very pleasant and profitable time. Dr. Sayers was called to Emmetsburg Saturday night to attend a sick horse. The Doctor has a good practice and it is all the time increasing. The Kossuth County Teacher reports a new school house in process of erection in Buffalo township, another in Fenton and another in Greenwood. Jas. Taylor's cloak salesman will be in town the 30th of this month and if you reed anything in the cloak, cape and wrap line you will do well to remember the date. The Billing's trial cost Bremer county $14,000. It would have been a matter of economy and justice at the same time to have sent Mr. Billings the way of the Barber boys. At Grinuell last week 463 societies of young people—Christian Endeavor- were represented and some 25,000 members belonging to fifteen different denominations in Iowa. That was a great speech Elaine made at Canton, Ohio, last Saturday. It was published in full in all the leading Republican papers. Hunt up a copy of the speech and read it. Rev. Whitfield handed us a program of the Algona District Conference which will be, held at Humboldt Nov. 11—13. We will publish the program next week. Remember that J. B. Jones' stock sale Nov. 6th, is to be the biggest sale of the season. The sale commences at 10 a. m. and the hogs and horses will be sold before dinner. Preserve the supplement whi'ch you received with last week's Republican. The Democrats will continue to misrepresent the bill for years and you will have use for the supplement. Jas. A. Foster advertises in this issue to sell 23 head of cattle—all grade Short Horns—at public auction next Saturday, Nov. 1st. The sale will be held in Algona commencing at one o'clocli. Work on the water works was suspended last Thursday. The coping stone for the foundation of the stand pipe and other material had not yet arrived and it was impossible to proceed further. Capt. L. M. B. Smith made a trip up through Dakota and Southern Minnesota last week. He reports the Farmer's Alliance movement to be playing havoc with politics in some parts of Minnesota. The Humboldt Kosmos says that the editor of the Humboldt Republican doesn't know the value of soap. Don't know whether that is intended as a reflection on the editor of the Republican personally, or his paper. W. H. Schweitert, of Delaware county, has bought 120 acres of M. Mayhew, of Burt, and is going to be a permanent resident of Kossuth county. Mr. Schweitert represent the kind of enterprise that we need here and we are glad to see him come. If the Republicans and Democrats of the central and northern portions of the county should flatter the Lu Verne people to the extent of adopting their brilliant idea and leaving Lovell off their tickets the Lu Verne News would perhaps think it was real mean. A few days ago the Democratic papers were full or the news that the McKinley bill was invalid owing to a clerical error in copying the bill. The queer part of it all is that the papers are as silent on the subject now as they were boisterous a few days ago. What next? The bicycle has at last been shot. Bequiescat bicycle in pace, and reaut'cscot in pace conscientia. Hinchonis. Hudson and Shadle did the job, and shot not only the wheel but the man who was riding it as well. The picture is a good advertisement of what they can do in the line of instantaneous photography. Prof. Bocheford has repaired the organs in the Congregational and Baptist churches and all the organs belonging to the city schools in need of repairing and toning up. He is now at work for private parties and show«d us some very flattering testimonials from Algona people. We have no hesitation in recommending him. The Algona Republican well says: "Mr. Dolliver has brought the 10th congressional district into national promince and has made his re-election sure by his course in crongres during this, his first term." Yes Mr. Dolliver has made a record that will bring to him every loyal republican vote in the district.—Humboldt Freeman. An Arizona editor placed a ballot- box at his office and called upon the people to come forward and decide by popular vote who was the most infernal liar in the camp. The ballots were counted in the presence of a great crowd, and the editor was elected oy a majority that paralyzed him. This set him to thinkuig real hard.—Ex. The Glad Tidings exercises, given at the M. E. church Sunday evening by the Sunday school and choir, drew a crowded house. The exercises consisted of recitations and songs by the children and choir, and responsive readings by the congregation. The object of the service was to raise money for the Sunday School Union and Tract societies. The Courier says that "it is amusing to note the bluff with which the REPUBLICAN managers are sending outthe McKinley bill" and "was there ever such jrall''r"' We have in mind a case of gall which we think exceeds it and that is the gall with which the Courier and other calamity papers deliberately and knowingly lie about the bill directly in the face of the facts, II. II. Smith representing the Henry G. Allen Publishing Company is in Algona taking orders for the Encyclopedia Brittanica. The firm which he represents is having some litigation with Scribner, which may end in the loss of their right to handle the Brit- tanica, and they have put the price down to $1.50 and $2.50 per volume in order to dispose of their stock. The ladies of the W. C. T. U. are arranging for a Demorest Medal Contest to take nlace in December. This con- LEGAL BLANKS o FOR SALE o At REPUBLICAN OFFICE C. E. Olson, II. C. Hollenbeck and wife, Tom Clark. Col. Eddy and Prof. A. A. Sifert, of Wesley, drove over to hear Dolliver Thursday night. Chas. Nolte hands into this office a very fine potato of the White Elephant variety. It is a single smooth potato and weighs a trifle over a pound. J. W. Hinchon and W. L. Joslyn were in Bancroft last Sunday assisting in the dedication of the new church. Jas. Taylor and B. A. Myers attended religious exercises in another part of the county and were unable to be present. J. B. Laird says that there has been no increase in the price of any articles in the line of furniture, and that the McKinley bill would affect him if it affected any line of business. The cry about increased prices is only a dodge to boom fall trade. Mr. Studer declines the nomination for County Supervisor at the hands of to take place in December test in elocution is open to all between the ages of twelve and twenty-one. Those who desire to engage in this contest are requested to meet the committee in the Reading Room on Tuesday next, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p. m., when necessary instruction will be given. There is nothing like politics to bring some sinners to repentance, when the most eloquent preaching fails. Men who hadn't attended church for years before have been known to become suddenly pious when they got into the field for a county office. We object to mixing church and state when it comes to attending divine worship on Sunday for electioneering purposes. Sunday's Register contained the masterly argument of Attorney General Stone on the Van Vliet "original package" case. The argument is printed in full and is a very clear presentation of the question. The argument ia in rebuttal of the propositions that "The liquor law is void because decided unconstitutionl by the supreme court," and that "The Wilson law itself isunconstutional." The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Slagle were not willing to let them depart without some token of their esteem and friendship, so last Saturday evening the result of their joint contributions was presented to Mrs. Slagle in the shape of a large and handsomely illustrated family Bible, a set of silver tea spoons, butter knife and a pickle dish. The presentation speech was made by G. II. Lamson. The LuVerne News makes public the program of the republicans and democrats of Lu Verne to vote together for supervisor. The News says: We understand that the democratic central committee appointed L. D- Lovell as candidate for the office of Supervisor to fill the vacancy on the ticket caused by the withdrawal of Nate Studor. If this is the case, every man in the precinct will vote for Lovell. Judge Shiras in the United States circuit court at Des Moines, last week, upheld the validity of the Wilson law, and decided that our prohibitory statutes were still in force. State Attorney Stone in his elaborate argument on the Van Vliet case before Judge Caldwell at Little Bock, Arkansas, coincides with the opinion of Judge Shiras. It is believed that Judge Caldwell's decision will harmonize with the decision of Judge Shiras. Mr. Dolliver had to go east on the 9:55 train Thursday night. It required of advertisements from merchants in different sections of the country, all to the effect that they were selling and would agree to sell their goods at the old prices. Parallel with the advertisements the Journal published an editorial from the some paper in which the vertisements appeared, to the effect that goods and particularly dry goods were advancing in prices as a result of the McKinley bill. B. I. Sallinger who will speak in the Court House Hall Friday night is a young man with a career before him. He was chairman of the convention that nominated Dolliver for Congress, permanent chairman of the Republican convention last year, was on the stump in New Jersey for the Bepublican national committee in '88 and is one of Iowa's rising young men and deserves a good audience. He is said to be about as good a speaker as Mr. Dolliver. Come out and hear him. As neat a contrivance as we have seen lately may be found at the Grange Store. It is a carpet exhibitor. A peice of carpet is laid down and the exhibitor, which consists of a square frame about a foot high, is placed over it. The inside of this frame is nothing more nor less than a perfect reflector. As you look into it the sides reflect the carpet from all sides, and as far as you can see stretches that piece of carpet. It shows exactly how a carpet will look when it is put down in a room. The Courier's friendship for the old soldier is affecting and makes us think of the kind of patriotism that shot in this direction twenty five years ago or that staid in the north to declare that "the war was a failure" and to operate with the Thurman's and the Valin- dingham's among the Knights of the Golden Circle. The last issue of the Courier contains over half column from the New Yorkllerald on thepension iniquity. It will warm up the old soldier's heart to wart the Courier to read that article. The editor of the REPUBLICAN found a half-eaten turnip on his table Monday afternoon and with it a card "please notice." Who the kind donor was is a mystery. Whether the turnip was originally presented to one of the other Algona editors and hence its half-eaten condition when it got around to the REPUBLICAN asking for notice, or whether the new apprentice in this office had been getting in his work we don't know and can't find out. When you leave a sample hereafter, please leave your name if the editor is not in. The talk about Algona "hogging everything" is just about as sensible as anything we could expect from the quarter from which it comes. There never was a convention held which could boast of any less appearance of a combination. Anyone who was present and noticed the way the vote for the different candidates scattered knows this to be true. Just for example, Mr. Randall received the vote of the Sherman, Greenwood, Hebron and Wesley delegations besides the vote of part of the Whittemore delegation. And yet some of the county papers would have you believe that Hebron township is suburban to Algoua. The vote on the nomination for county attorney was equally scattering. Sioux City Journal: The "gerrymander" takes its name from Elbrige T. Gerry, who in 1814 laid out the senatorial districts of Massachusetts with the purpose of electing, a democratic—or as it was then, a republican majority to the state senate. The result was a great irregularity in the reported which are calculated to reassure such as think it essential that a reasonable return for labor and land invested should be forthcoming. A town man reports that his tomatoes W«8 in bearing nearly two months the present season, supplying his table constantly during that time, the last of the harvest being gathered in last Friday, October 21. The early frosts made no impression whatever on the vines. The fruit kept on maturing, and only during the past two weeks were the vines wilted or blackened, while not until the date named was' there a frost that seriously injured the tomatoes, and then the crop was practically all matured, Many gardens in town are more sheltered. Tomatoes, certainly, are a paying crop, and strawberries have come to be 1 generally regarded such, while the success of the Kennedy's in putting on our market the finest eelery ever seen here might well encourage more attention to that delicious vegetable than has hitherto been given to it. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Algona Upper Des Moines is doing some good work against the McKinley bill. The above is a fitting recognition of the U. D. M's. services to the Democracy. »-•••(. * NORMAL NOTES. Miss Emma Miller and Master Ralph Hutchins gave us a call Thursday. We are'having a number of callers, that is right, the more the better. Among the latest are Miss Anna Zummach of Wesley,and Misses Walker and Clarke from Whittemore. Mrs. Hall was absent Friday teaching for Miss Wilkinson in the public school. Miss Florence Thompson has returned to her home in Corwith. She will teach two miles west of Bancroft this winter. The Teachers and students of the Normal School will give an entertainment in the Court House Hall Thursday evening, Nov. 6th. The entertainment will be known as the "Festival of the Seasons." Supper will be served suitable to each season of the year. Each season of the year will be represented in the literary program. The entertainment is for the benefit of the Normal School library and every one interested in the Normal School ought to patronize it. That is one of the ways you can aid to keep up enthu- siam in the school and help to make it a permanent institution. A Clincher That Will Not Clinch. the Democratic party. The Democrats are getting used to resignations by this time, or ought to be, and doubtless have a number of good men in reserve for such an emergency. Mr. Elaine in his big speech at Canton Ohio last Saturday defined the contest now waging for membership of the next congress to be a contest not properly between Democrats and Republicans but between Protectionists and Freetraders. some time for the crowd to pass out after the speech closed and when Mr. Dolliver reached the hotel he found the bus had gone, but a good Democratic brother offered the use of his horse and buggy to take him to the train. Toe kindness was of course appreciated but we smile at the Democratic anxiety, to get him out of town. Republicanism fa contagious when Delliver is around. The Sioux City Journal in its issue of last Saturday published quite a list shape of many of the districts. One in particular was so distorted that a Boston paper published a colored map of it, to which a few artistic touches were added for the purpose of giving it resemblance to some monstrous animal. This mythical animal was called a "gerrymander." It was the offspring of Democracy, and is one of the brood of monsters hatched in that fertile nest which has so far escaped the gallows of public opinion, though long upon the scaffold. We have been asked several times about the question of a convention for the revision of the constitution, which the people are to vote upon this fall. Sec. 3 of the constitution provides that at the general election to be held in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and in each tenth year thereafter, and also at such times as the general assembly may, by law, provide, the question, "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution, and amend the same?" shall be decided by the electors qualified to vote for members of the general assembly, and in case a majority of the electors so qualified, voting at such election for and against such proposition, shall decide iii favor of a convention for such purpose, the general assembly, at its next session, shall provide by law for the election of delegates to such convention. Time makes slight changes in the constitution necessary and it might be well to order a convention. The question will be printed upon the ballots. The editor of the BEPUBLICAN called on some of the business men in Algona with a view to ascertaining the truth about the real or probable advance in prices. There has been a slight advance in the prices of a number of articles in the hardware line but as nearly as we could ascertain very little of the advance was due to the McKinley bill. The price of axes was increased some time before the bill came into effect and is due to the jobbers and speculators. Mr. Cordingley says that boots and shoes are a little higher than heretofore but the advance took place about September first and was due to the scarcity of leather in the country this year. Groceries and crockery ware have not increased in price as yet and the dealers whom we consulted have received no notification of any advance. Dry goods are about where they were and the merchants consulted have received no official notification of a rise from the wholesale houses. A great deal has been said about the increase in the price of clothing and we visited the tailors. Mr. Foss says that there has been no increase, except perhaps on the higher priced imported goods, but the increase in no case Affects the price to the consumer, for it will not be sufficient to warrant an in- Mr. Editor:—I notice an item in the Courier of last week which the editor of that paper designates as a"clincher." The item states that Mr. J. II. Graham of Bancroft ordered a carload of harrows and pulverizers of the Rock Island Plow Company, expecting -to pay old prices for them, but was informed by the said company that as iron and steel had advanced they would be obliged to charge $2.50 above former prices for harrows and a corresponding advance on pulverizers. The attention of the writer having been called to this item, he concluded to look this matter up, as no such notice had been served on him by any of the companies he deals with. On examining the schedule "C," which includes iron and steel, he found that instead of an advance of duty on the bars of iron and steel of which harrows are made, there is either. no change from the oM rate or there is a slight decline, as for instance, on "Bar iron, rolled or hammered, comprising flats not more than one inch wide or less than three-eighths of an inch in thickness," the old rate was eight-tenths of crease in the tailors' prices. "Buy now before the increase in prices," is good advertising talk to increase the fall trade. There is a skepticism regarding the profits of the family truck patch a cent per pound, and the new rate is precisely the same. In the matter of forged steel or iron, or the two combined, th« new rate is two-tenths of a cent per pound less than the old rate. So as a matter of fact harrows and pul- verizers ought to be less rather than more in price than last season. As the item referred to in this article was evidently intended for a political scheme to affect the coming election, and not a notice on the part of Mr. Graham that he intended to' advance the price of all his iron and steel goods next season, I simply thought that I would say to my customers and all others that sfeeel harrows and pulverizers will be sold by me at the stand or delivered free of freight at any station in the county at old prices and probably less than last season. Goods of this class have been constantly declining in prices for the last fifteen years and will continue to decline in price for years to come, just in proportion to the cost of producing them. Not alone in the cheapening of the raw material of which they are made, but by improved appliances in the manufacturing process. There is not a farmer in Iowa who does not know that there has been a constant decline in the price of all classes of farm implements for the last twenty years, and this decline will continue in all departments of manufactured goods just as fast as capital can find safe employment in the development of the late resources with which this country abounds. It is only a trick to furnish an excuse for asking more than goods are worth, or for political effect. Call at the New Algona Wigwam and get all the first-class goods you need at old prices, with the regular decline which each season has brought about. My building is full of all kinds of useful articles for farm and road, and I will guarantee no advance in prices at present. J. B. JOKES. -*-.»•FOB SALE.—A High Grade Safety mo Bicyle ia good condition. Tbe wheel but I will be sola at a bargain. Cftll *t the occasional yields of "garden, saaa" are I Republican offl.ce.

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