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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 5, 1890
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VOL. XX. ALOONA, KOSSTJTH COUNTY, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 1890. jALGONA REPUBLICAN 1>UBM8HE1> BVBHY WBDNRSDAV STARR $i HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS, W, HAYS, Editor, Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year. In advance ,§1.50 One copy, six months, In advance 75 One copy, three months, In advance 40 One copy, one year, If not paid In advance. 2,00 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the BKPUBMOAN Office for I Book.and Job Printing Is unsurpassed in this : county. Steam power. ; tar Advertising rates made known on application. This paper is PRINTED BY STEAM POWER. There are fewer flies on ibill than lies about it. the McKinley The Democratic party always goes in- fto power talking to the people about j*'calamity," and "calamity" is always fclose enough to its heels to overhear the -conversation. tional. These laws were in full force at the date of passage of the act of congress *£ ul tj 191 .act, having In legal effect abolished original packages on their "arrival within the state by placing them on the same footing with liquor produced within the state, they are as much amenable to the state law as if they had never existed in the form eft original packages. Congress may regulate commerce among the states, but not in the states. A state may regulate purely internal but inter state commerce. The act is drawn in view of those settled principles. The obvious design and intention of congress was to withdraw at once the protecting shield of inter-state commerce from original packages of liquor the moment they entered the state where transit was to end by placing them on the footing of hquor produced in the state, and de clanng that they be subject to the same laws. This is what the supreme court, as I construe its opinion, said congress might do, and it is what it did do in language that admits of no evasion or discussion. No. 5. The Capital fight in South Dakota is "over. It has been a stubborn contest be- 1 tween Pierre and Huron to see which |could break the record the most times at ping. President Harrison went home to In- lianapolis to vote, while hundreds of Republicans couldn't find time to leave the cornfield or the workshop long enough to dsit the polls and vote. The action of Chairman Fullen and Secretary Lee of the Democratic State Central Committee ia bribing a boy to i burglarize and steal is worthy the agents ; of a party that is the notorious ally of 1 the saloon. Chicago Tribune; Ex-Congressman lurd, a great light in the Democratic jarty, makes an objection to the new tariff law, which is that it will give employ- lent to American workingmen. "Third," hfr says, for he had advanced two Jther reasons, "as a result of this Hepub- lean bill tens of thousands of people in ather nations will be turned out of em- Iployment. For instance, the great pearl autton factories of Austria have been closed," The great pearl button factories if Austria are the Austrian prisons, and |he work which has therefore been done by Austrian convict labor will now be lone by American laborers at fair wages. Ir. Kurd's sympathies, like those of Jno. Palmer and the other Democratic free rade leaders are all on the side of "the people of other nations," while they are . as ice to the people who operate American industries; yet they ardently [seek the votes of tuose men whom they ?ill betray when elected to congress. From the one-horse county newspaper |o the great city daily, and from the street corner statesman to James G. Elaine, I'the tariff" has been the all absorbing Issue of the campaign. Local issues were forgotten'in the face of the McKinley bill. Now that election is over let us com- lencetolook at the case of theDemocratic party of Iowa versus the Republican parity of Iowa and get ready for the next Igubernatorial contest. Laying aside all fbut state issues, the widest difference be |tween the two parties is found when the attitude of each is considered upon the temperance question. The Republican party endorses prohibition and the other party doesn't. A prohibition Democrat / is as much of a curiosity as a dead caval- ; ryman used to be considered in the ear- |lier days of the war. Every Democratic aper in the state, great or small, is in favor of license or no license at all—-in favor of anything but prohibition. The jona REPUBLICAN "stands here for and can be relied upon to do its share in enforcing the temperance laws upon the statute books, every line and |every letter. The Republican press of i state should give forth no uncertain oupd on this question. The Republican |rty of Iowa declares against any com/ jromise with the saloon and for the ap- jroval of its work and record in the cause MCKINLEY BILL IN EUROPE. Mr. McKinley can flatter himself with being at this time the man about whom the world talks the most. Not a single civilized country ignores him. Nobody can remain indifferent to the grave measures embodied in those, his Custom House, bills .... If the situation was appreciated, people would understand that America will remain very cool in the face of all the threats of Europe. She knows perfeclly well that for the present, and perhaps for a long time, a goodly portion of Europe needs her cereals, flour, salted and fresh meats, cotton, petroleum, wool and hides. England, which does not get excited, especially when it is of no use, resigns herself to the McKinley bill. She does not ignore the fact that if she closed her doors to American products she' would soon die from hunger, and would see her textile industry disappearing for want of raw material. Moreover, neither concessions nor protests, let us be sure of it, can make American renounce her economical programme. What she wants is to close her door against those products not needed by her. What she is aiming at is to render impossible the invasion of silk goods, woolen and cotton goods, hosiery, manufactured iron and steel, which arrive from Europe. And no matter what can be done, America will reach her aim, because, having at home all the imaginable rfiw materials, it is .iu the nature of things that she herself should manufacture them, instead of sending them to be manufactured in the old world.—La Republique Francaise, Pans, October 6. I temperance it can safely appeal to Btors of Iowa. the ORIGINAL PACKAGE. pudge Oaldwell of the United States cuit Court decided last week that both act of Congress relative to original ckages, and the Iowa prohibitory laws re valid. This disposes of the origin- package for good unless the decision fyevokedby a higher tribunal. Below i give a few points in his opinion which was quite lengthy. Our prohibitory laws are as good as ever: "By the terms of „_! act an original package wben it ar- lyes within the state where transit ter- iates is at once reduced to the rank of aestic liquor, enjoys no privileges not joyed by domestic liquors, and te sub- ptto the operation ajjg afiet of the n ol Mich state, eneaoftjp u the e*er. . of its police powers to t£e eame ex- and in the ea»e manner, m domes- MONTGOMEKY PEEL, I shall never forget the first time I ever saw Montgomery Peel. He was aa a justice of the peace presiding at the preliminary trial of Andrew Brnkemore, charged with the murder of David C. Cahoon. I was a mere boy at the time' but I remember that Montgomery Peel made a profound impression on me, and I also recollect, that when my father, in answer to a question, said that a justice of the peace was not a high officer I wondered why Peel had taken the peace; wondered why. he had not declared himself governor of the state. He was a very tall man, with black, inquiring eyes and a great growth of dark brown whisker*. He presided as my ideal of dignity; his voice was penetrating and his questions were to the point. At first every one appeared to thinl?that Andrew Bmkemore was surely the murderer of David C. Cahoon, but as the examination proceeded, as the justice threw the soft light of apparent innocence upon the dark complexion of seeming guilt, it was plainly seen that the prisoner would not be held to await the action of the grand jury. "Gentlemen," said Montgomery Peel, arising and addressing the assembly, "I have attempted to look with the eye of calmness and wisdom into this case. I have blunted my ears to the whisperings of prejudice, and within myself I have quieted every impulse that sought to jump toward a hasty conclusion. At first the evidence was bold against the man, but what at first seemed to be a wall of evidence now proves to be a fog or deception. Andrew Brukemore," he "Why, what are you doing here?' my father asked. "You are surely not chopping firewood this hot weather." "No," said the giant—and he was indeed a gianfr-'-I am going to build a house." "What, build a house away.out here?" "Yes, for the house I am going to build would be out of place anywhere except in the quiet woods; I am goinjr to build a church." "It will take a strong preacher, Peel, to draw a congregation away up here." "If the size of the congregation depends upon the strength of the preacher it is likely to be small, for I am to oe the preacher," "Youare joking." "Did you ever know mo to joke?" he asked, standing with one hand resting on the tree and gazing earnestly at my father. * "I don't know that I ever did, Peel, but I can hardly believe that a man of your bright prospects could content himself with preaching in this lonely place. Why, there is not a house within three miles." "Peter sometimes preached ma»iy miles distant from any house, yet thousands of people went to hear him." "Yes, that is true; but Peter pro- Claimed a new and interesting gospel, while you can only hope to follow in a Well worn path." He gazed intently at my father and thus answered: "We have seen a path that was worn and then we have seen it deserted 1 ; have seen the grass and weeds grow where the ground was once made smooth and bare by many feet," "True enough, Peel. And now let me eay that if you are in earnest I hope that you may be instrumental in drawing thousands from the wickedness of the .world," ^'1 dare not hope to draw thousands," said he. "I dare not picture to my mind a multitude flocking to hear me; but I will dare hope to draw one soul -away from an awaiting destruction, and if I do even that much I shall feel that my church has been built to some purpose." As we rode along my father was silent for some time, and then, as though to himself, said: poor fellow has lost his mind." The report that Montgomery Peel was building a church far away in the \voods naturally awakened great interest in the community. Many of the men declared that he must have lost his mind but the women, with .that hopeful sym- DfltHv tvTm'll tktrat* A4-*^n4<-. « —~ _ a _-_ t. for an entire day. Every Sunday" here- after-tlmt is, 80 long as I am able-I shall prench in this house, urging repentance and kindness of heart. Many people have wondered at the great change that has como over me. This was a natural result of HO \mexpected an action. Bear with me—come and commune with me, and I do not think that any one will ever regret that this humble house was placed hero among the trees. Many years passed. I grew np and wandered in father passed foreign countries. away, and still, a letter from an old friend told me, Montgomery Peel continued to preach. I returned home, and on the following Sunday went to the log church, now almost covered with inoss. The congregation was singing a hymn when my friend and I entered. ' 'Where is the preacher?" I asked when we had sat down. "Hasn't come up yet. Ho lives in a cellar immediately under the floor, and has grown so old and infirm that sometimes have to wait for him." The hymn was finished and still he did we continued, turning majestically to the prisoner, "there are times, sir, when we ore all called upon to face the trials of dark severity. You have faced yours and now step aside without a stain, upon your garments. Gentlemen, it is my desire that you all shake hands with Mr Brufcemore." The scene was affecting. Jt that quiet Virginia community murder was of rare oacurrence. Indeed many old men who were present had never before seen a prisoner held under so grave a charge Every one pressed forward and shook' hands with BrukemM-e, and I remember hearing a red head|£, freckled fweed boy say: * «'I reckon the folks air cryiu 1 , pap 'cause they air sorry they ain't goin' to hang him." This trial seemed to make a different man of Montgomery Peel, for he attended church more regularly, and when his term of office wcpired he did not an- iwunoe himself as a candidate for reelection, Qas day, several yeare lajw, **&„,. and I were riding through the woodi when w* caw, pathy which ever expects a good result from an ostensibly pious action, averred that he was appointed to bring about o great reformation. Wives persuaded their husfcands to assist in building the church, and thus aided Peel was soon" reader to deliver his first sermon. It was on Ji Sunday, warm, bright and beautiful^ that hundreds of people flocked to see him. I remember hearing one man, a cynical fellow, remark: "Oh, he has gone off this way for effect. He knows that if he had gone into a regular church nobody would pay any attention to him. He always was a sort of theatrical fellow, anyway." "Why do you call him a theatrical fellow?" the man's wife spoke up. "I am sure that I never heard of his going to a theatre." "Mary Ann, you don't Know what you are talking about." "I know enough not to talk about a man that is trying to do good in the world." "Good in the world!" her husband contemptuously repeated. "There's altogether too much talk these days about men doing good in the world. If a man wants to do good, why don't he plant something and raise stuff for the people to eat?" "It is quite as important to take care of poor people's souls." "I don't know about that. The Lord will fix the soul business all right." The church was crowded. Montgomery Peel stepped forward on a sort of platform, still majestic, but with a sprinkling of gray in his beard. A hymn was sung, a prayer was offered, and then the preacher thus began: "My friends, I will not explain why I have erected this church other than that I have taken it upon myself to preach the word of God. I do not come before you claiming to have been directly called to deliver the word unto you—that is i heard no voice telling me to preach, but I did feel that I could do much good and that it was my duty to spend the rest of my life in this service. I shall attempt no revolution, and those of you that have come expecting to hear a new doctrine, or even a new explanation of an old doctrine, will be disappointed. I believe that immortal fruit grows upon the tree of sincere repentance, I believe that each of us owes to God a life of simple purity and honesty. Our allotted time on earth is but a few days, and what should we gain though we were placed in high position among men, for high positions soon crumble into the dust of forgetfulness and men soon pass away. It is not enough simply to declare that we love the Lord, for love is often selfish; it is not enough simply to praise the Lord, for praise is sometime* the offshoot of fear. While prof easing to love tne JUwd, and while showing that we praise him, we must look with tenderness upon the faults of others, we miwt speak no evil word of & neighbor, neither •h»ll we pear tales, for the Wan ^ comes and tells us that some one na» not come. Another hymn was sung and then a man arose and said that he would go down and see if any thing had happened to the preacher. The man soon returned. "Brethren," said he, "the old man is dead. Those of you who desire to do so may come down and see him." Nearly every one shrank back, but I went down into-the cellar. The old man, shriveled and white with age lay upon a bed of straw. The place was dark, and when we held a candle near his face we found a paper pinned to tho bosom of his shirt. Written on tho outside of the paper were these words, 'Read this to the congregation." We went up stairs, and the man that had, found the dead preacher thus addressed the avrestricken congregation: "Brethren and sisters, we have a communication from the old gentleman whose Voice you shall never again hear." He then read as follows: "The hand of death is upon me, and I feel that it is my duty to say a few words to you, my dear people. You have been so good, so patient and so land that I lovo you with all my soul. I have loved you ever since I aneded your love. I will tell you when I first needed your love and sympathy: jVIany years ago I was walking along n lonely road. Night hawks may have cried, but I did not hear them; I could not have heard the voice of an angel had it shouted at me. I met .a m'anVJ; knew that he was coming vihat way. 'Hold,' said I. He stopped and asked what I wanted. 'I want you,' said I. .'What do you want with me?' 'I want you to give me something.' 'What do you want me to give?' 'Your life.' 'Why?' 'Because you mined my home yeare ago.' I sprang on him there m the moonlight. I cut out his heart and wiped his face with it. That man was David C. Cahoon. "-Opio Read in Arkansaw Traveler. ' — • —— > —~_ Stoves Stoves Stoes! This is a question everyone is interested m at this season of the year, and everyone wants to buy the stove that will heat the most sunace with the least amount of fuel. In making my selections of stoves this fall I carefully looked into this matter and I am sure I have selected as good in every respect as there is in the market. Please call and see the new styles and get prices. I also have a large number of second hand stoves which will be sold VERY CHEAP—from $3 up. Some of these stoves are nearly as good as new. Wood and Iron Pumps, Guns, Amuni- tion, Husking Pins of every description, etc., all of which can be found at J. W. Robinson's. UNDERWEAR Keep warm in cold weather. To aid you in doing so the Grange Store offers you a large assortment of Underwear. Men's Women's and Children's in all sizes, ages and prices. A fall and complete stock. Knitting Yarns We have an Immense Stock of Saxony, a Why Toll the Bells? The tolling of bells at funerals is a relic of the earliest ages, and originated m the Pagan idea that the sound of bells frightened away evil spirits. It was kept up until watches and clocks became common to apprise the worshipers of the arrival of church time. Why the custom now prevails it is difficult to conjecture.—Chatter. A Aline of Beeswax. No one has ever been able to give an authentic account of how such enormous quantities of beeswax came to be deposited on the beach near Nehalem. Specimens are found along the beach in various places, but it is most plentiful near the mouth of Nehalem. As the sea shifts the bars pieces of it are washed ashore, and large quantities are found by plowing in some of the low land near the beach. There are spots where the sea has never reached in the memory of the oldest settlers, and which are covered with a good sized growth of spruce, where deposits of the wax may be found by digging. Specimens of the wax may be found at the house of any settler on the beach, and to all appearances it is genuine beeswax. Several tons have been unearthed, and one man shipped a large amount to San Francisco once, for which he received |500. l n quality it is as good as any in the market, and has retained its familiar odor through all its rough usage and age. It ia supposed by some and so stated that it came from the wreck of a Spanish vessel over a century ago. Others say it came from a wrecked Chinese junk. These traditions in regard to the wrecks come from the Indians and are not reliable. It is possible this beeswax is Really "lost treasure" which people are digging for on the Nehalem. -Tillamook (Ore^ Headlight. Spanish and G-erman Knitting Yarn and Complete Line of Hosiery. We bought before the advance in prices and will give you the benefit of it while present stock lasts. Don't delay. Prices will not be lower this season. The Grange Store. Ambrose A. Call, President. D. H. Hutching, Vice-President. J. C, Blackford, Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK at he took our part y* French Mother. A bright mm told me the other night, apropos of wom^j all over the world, that if he wanted » companion he would seek an Americwaj # a wife an Englishwoman, and iK a mother a Frenchwoman, Certamly tbeyafe good mothers, and the love ex'sttng fcefowen mother and child iamvanaWy frtwng, while the Frenchman's belfef ^ the rights 0 , a mother is »hown in the way laws are framed with ^ J * retttal Expectant b^des and their friends will be ioter«||i||i |n the series of pape w on The WediiM. Season," by Muy Gay being published in JJ&jr- GREAT SALE OF SHORT HOBNS AT AVIIXOWJSDGE. The largest from one herd ever held iu Northwestern Iowa. . So much of my time being employed in matters outside of my farm life, making it impossible to give the necessary attention to my large herd—now over 200 head—I have concluded to offer at public sale a large part of it, at least 150 head of good practical cattle. 85 to 50 bulls, low built, stocky fellows. 100 or more females. All old enough, will either have a calf at side or be in calf. There has never been a time since the Short Horn" came to Iowa when farm ere could get good serviceable animals to start a herd as cheaply as now, and there never was a time when it was so imperatively necessary to raise nothing but good stock. My herd is all now on grass and will remain so until day of sale, except a few bulls. They are fed no grain, and will be sold right from grass. No pampering or stuffing for sale. Sale to commence promptly at 13 o'clock noon, Tuesday, Nov. 85, aad continue, if found necessary, two days. Coffee, roast pig, etc. etc., each day before sale. Terms of sale. On good paper one year without interest if paid when due. « per cent, from date if not so paid. 6 per cent, discount for cash. 5-7 L. 8. COFFIN, Ft. Dodge, Ia. Farm For Kent. I waut to rent my farm for the coming season. It consists of 730 acres, 800 under plow, and fall plowing all dene. Of this there are 180 acres in pasture, a good orchard, plenty of buildings, etc. For terms inquire of R. j. 4-5 Home seekers will find the last of I the public domain of agricultural i and crazine value along the ot.l Northern By. iu North Dakota! ami Montana. | Free Land?, New Towns 100 or moiualoDg the Great Northern Hallway line. Business chances. Write F. I. Whitney St. Paul, Minn., for books,, map*,' etc, Write now, * ' Settlers on free Goveiument land along the Great Northern By. line m North Dakota and Montana gets low rates and fine mar- kete for products. n Hates I tinest resorts ia America alone Great Northern By. line in Min- uesota, Dakota and Montana. Best climate for health seekera. Montana produces the Horses and Cattle. Free i nuest ranges yet in Mouse. Milk and Su.i rive? I ffnt«r» valleys and iJwset Grass Hills, j G8tll6. Weal " Try some of that Choice Strained Honey at Towosend & Langdou's. «JF e ^SS 0 * *.JW, mvoic « °* crackers I 04 **!« ™* w , w "Si 1 ^w* °' *« m ^ *« box at 5c per Ib. Tovawnd & Liingdoo. you burn soft coal* be wjte Kivey Valleys, Montaua,reach5d only t»y the Great Northern Bat). St ° Ck Mi COAL. Sta NwffieHTiSaMSy UK In Montana produce all the preciousaud baser metals. New towns and railways are being bull". • 8 Go to the Great Reservation of Montana and get a good free homestead. Juow raws »nd free sleepers on Great Northern B'y. Line. Go now. «>•«»». AiwjjTtheGi way tine in real Northern Montana are free .- „_ TJ&*' lr ° n * Ud «»'*1« and B«wcMe»w»4 towns. Sow is your chance. Burrouuded by u and grazing country

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