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Wednesday, February 25, 1891
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**»' •\; VOL. XX. ALGONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 1891. PUBLISHED KVKHY WKDSTK8DAV * HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription-. jne copy, one year. In advance --.Sl.50 f.One copy, six months, In advance 75 j«pne copy, three months, in advance 40 Rf Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped jind all arrearages are paid. JOOK AND JOB PRINTING. |The equipment of the RKPTTBUCAN Office for look and Job Printing 1s unsurpassed In this ounty. Steam power, .^•Advertising rates made known on appll- .atlon. This paper is the official ptiper of Kos- Suth county and the city of Algona, < Believing that the interests of the Be- mbllcan party in Kowmtlt «<mnty demand ll lioneit campaign next fall, the Upper 'es Molnes IH hereby cliurtangeil to state •r once, In closci- anil unettxilvocal law,-;-, [age. its exact poHitlnii npoii the tariff This challenge is issued In the iterests of the Kcpulillcau party and will ie kept in typo until it is answered. No. 81, The peopte of the United States have not yet heard the .last of the McKinley , nor 'of Mr, McKinley himself for liat matter. | If Gov. Boies has opened his mouth to ay any tking about'corn since that fatal rening in New York, we haven't heard hything about it. n '' Senator Quay should not have delayed jj so long his answer to the charges which fthe Democrats have been piling up at his |floor for a quarter of a century. ' Major McKinley will come in ahead jret'on the hoiae stretch. He has undying-fame in the bill that bears his name. Time and facts are vindicating the Mc- Oiitey bill. The. Democratic organs that are quoting "Tama Jim" Wilson on the corn Question are very careful in most cases |ot to print all that Mr. Wilson said on he subject, but pick out a sentence here ai«l another there that happens to suit heir peculiar purpose. You can prove &,nything'by isolating testimony. The Congregationalists do not believe fin "back- sliding." Rev. J. H.Kyle, the vly elected senator from South Dakota, a'Gorigrcgationalist minister and he |ill never vote with'the Democrats of |e United States Senate unless he first lakes himself loose from his creed and kos a prodigious "back-slide" into the bftil-ways of the worl'd. premonitory warning, by the Democrats, that the Republican party means business in '93. ABOUT LIFE INSURANCE COW. There is nobusiness so little understood and so much misunderstood as life insur anoe. No other business enterprise in the world affords its agents so many op poftunities for manipulating figures and juggling with statistics as the life insurance business. This explains why each successive agent who comes to town represents the best company. If ]if e insur ance was not now conducted upon the mutual. plaa-if all life companies were pure stock companies and tbe policy holder had no interest in the profits of the businocs-all other things being equal no one company could then claim to offer better advantages to the policy holder than another. As it is, perhaps no two companies doing business are equally desirable to the policy holdwand his right choice of a company in which to insure is a matter of dollars an<5 cents to him. It is astonishing that business men of good, sound judgment in matters of finance will invest their money at a disadvantage when it comes to buying life insurance. A business *nan who would send his money downcast to invest at 4 per cent, when the same money would find a ready market in ifc'he west at 7 and 8 per cent, would be rated as having very poor business judgment, and yet huwd reds of farmers and business men in Iowa are making just such .an investment each year. $1,500,000 were paid out byfthe people of Iowa last year to old lincflife insurance companies. The larger portion pf this vast sum, as .'shown by the State Auditor's report, went to companies in the east that were-only earning, according to the same report, from 4 to'5 per cent, interest. Western companies, ac cording to the .Auditor's report, were earning for theirpolicy holders from 6 to 1% per cent, interest. The easfhas no claim upon the west for the drain of such an enormous amount as annually pours into the coffers'of its insuYance companies. In the interest of home institutions and the great northwest, the advice of the REPUBLICAN K to keep your money in the west and patronize home institutions,. lio Democratic party will experience ae difficulty in deciding what it really |es/believe in at its next national con- Intion. There is a progressive element [ the party that more than half believes 1 reciprocity and other nineteenth cen- irytideas now. The -only Way for the Jjemecrats to settle the difficulty will be i d<*.as they have often done before—go jick'to the time of-Jackson and start (remagain. Thare is one thing we admire in Grover leveland and that is his sand. When he Incei-settles himself in a position, nothing QOrt of a revelation Hike that which ame to Saul of Tarsus can change his iiad ; iand nothing short-of a whirlwind Ian shift his avoirdupois. There is none if the "jumping jack",about Grover leveland. Some of the smaller lights ng the Democratic editors would do to-emulate the example of the stuffed ropbet. llf Eaimetsburg doesn't ah.ut up her sa- ons it will not be the fault of Judge jrr, wfcose charge to tiie Palo Alto and juigr last week called from the Re- rter thia comment: pudge barr's charge to th« igrand jury ...» Tuesday, was one of the clearest and nost pointed we ever heard in his Hon ' s court, jit is bard to see&ow grand rors, after having such expUeit instructs, and the law so clearly laid down to ?m can refuse to do their dafy, as has ten been the case in this couoty. The disaffected down at Humboldt ire H sputtering over Congressman Dolli- r's appointment of postmaster . : at that we, and the wore of the sputtering we io time to look over the more we are ^sfled that Mr. Dolliver knew wfcat be s about and made the appointment to the best interests of the Bumteoldt st office in his wind. We are sorry to the Kosmos so badly rattled over a le thing. Bra, Swiueburne is uot engthening his side of the argument by ling up column after cotumn O f abuse ftinst Mr. Dolliver. jor McKiuley is ««li eft earth aod withstanding his recent defeat and fabulous prices which his infamous is putting upon tin cups and ttie other essaries of life, he is still a protection- and still has faith that the people r ill eventually see the advantages secur? pi $o the country by the passage of (be j&Ktoley bill. There were BQ faJterimr >ne fl in Ws speech *.t Tolodo a few ~ SPEECH 0$' HON. WILLLsLM Mc&INLEY, JR. Delivered before the Ohio Republican League, at Tokdo, Ohio, on the evening of February 13, 1891.—Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Ohio Republican League:—It ie worth something in the discussion of .economic questions to have an avowal from our political opponents of the real meaning and effect of their economic theories. It is always well in political controversy to understand one another. It was therefore gratifying to the friends of Protection to have that eminent Democratic leader from the State of New York, on a recent occasion in the capital city <# our State, make open confession of the purposes which he and his party asesciates aim to accomplish by a Free-Trade'Tariff. Assigned to respond to the inspiring sentiment, '.'American Citizenship," he made "cheapness" the theme of his discourse, and counted it among>the highest aspirations of American life. Sis avowal is only that which Protectionists have al ways claimed to be the inevitable tendency of his Tariff policy, which exalts cheap goods r from abroad above good wages at home. * * •* * * This cry of "cheapness"'is not new. It rung through England nearly fifty years ago. It-was the voice and philosophy of Cobdea; it was the false and al luring appeal >urged for the 'reversal of Great Britain's industrial policy from Protection to Free-Trade. It was the hypocritical cant against which the beloved Kingsley thundered his bold denunciations—that dear anfl revered churchman, whoae memory is .cherishec wherever the English tongue i« spoken * * * * * I gratefully commend to the new leader of the Democracy she patri otic utterances of its old leader, Thomas Jefferson. I quote from one of Ma letters to Jean Baptiste Say: "The prohibiting duties we Jay on all articles of foreign manufacture which peudence requites us to establish at home, with the patriotic determination of every good citizen to use no foreign article which can be made within ourselves, without regard to difference of price, secures us against a relapse into foreign dependency." Also the following from his letter to Benjamin Austin: "We must now place the manufacturer by the side of the agriculturist. Experience has taught me that manufacturers are now as necessary to our independance as to our comfort, and if those who quote me as of a different opinion will keep pace with me in purchasing nothing foreign where an equivalent of domestic fabric can be obtained, without fegord to differwee »» vriej, it will not be our fault if we do not aooa a supply at home equaj to our 4e- us from the lowest to ~the very highest mnk of industrial progress; have lifted up our labor to that high plane so necessary to American citizenship and equal suffrage; have given to agriculture a home market unrivaled on the globe; have given to the nation's promises a name without a financial stain; have raised our national credit from dishonor to honor; our national obligations from a discount to a premiam. Every American must have a feeling of prWe in such a record. If we have cheap garments they are woven here; the wool was grown here; the labor employed faere; the machinry made here; the wages paid here, and the purchase price kept hsre, all promoting the general good; aN tending to the welfare and prosperity of the people. Shall we turn away from this? The weight of the nations is overwhelmingly on our side. Which is right? The British Government, whose colonies and dependencies, with two exceptions, have Protective Tariffs (applicable not alone to other na- tions.but operative against England itself \ or all the rest of the 'Civilized world? Call the roll of the nations-which are for Protection ? Germany, France, Italy, Spam, Mexico, Canada, 'South America, Portugal, Denmark, mmt of Australasia, Switzerland, Austria «nd Hungary, R us . sia, Sweden and Norway, and the United States of America. Which are against Protection? England, New South Wales and New Zealand. ***** We believe the American policy best adapted to our citizenship and civilization, and this belief 'is sustained by the highest American authorities from Wash ington down and'fay a hundred years of experience. Wfc know what it has already accomplished for a self-governed people. The world knows of the wonderful progress wefeave made. If this policy is to be revised it must be done not clamor and misrepresentation, not by schoolman and theorists, not by false hood and hypocritical solicitude for the poor man, nottoy exaggerated laudation of the cheap coat, but after the fullest discussion and*investigation by the sober and intelligent judgment of the majority constitutionally registered. It will never be 60 reversed while wo remain a nation of political equals. Time and experience have vindicated the great system. Time and truth will vindicate the new law, which was founded upon it. False witnesses will be confounded by the unimpeachable testimony of trade and experience. Their portents have already been impeached. False prophecy must fill before good times and abounding prosperity. 'Campaign prices have already been convicted as campaign lies. New industries are being founded; others now established are enlarging their capacity. Idle mills are being started. The only raenance to our advancement and prosperity, to our wage-earners and farming interests, is the party which is pledged to the repeal of the new law and the substitution of the British system in its place. F«ree and full discussion will avert the danger. Nothing elee will. make and can't make ourselves, and which we have to buy, if we buy it all, of the foreign manufacturer and for which we have to pay the price asked, tariff and all added on. The true protective tariff does not necessarily add to the price of the commodity. Any talk that it does in the face of the fact that it does not is only the talk of a "nincompoop." SIFTINGS. Ottumwa Courier: The conditions for the Republicans to gain control of the state in such a manner as to rob the Democracy of any further hopes of a Canaan in Hawkeyedom are excellent. Governor Boies has an elephant on his hands —in fact a whole managerie. His calamity speech has incensed the farmers. His hesitation in investigating Boss Dunn, the Pooh Bah oil inspector, has demonstrated his lack of courage. His many pardons of wilful and persistent violators of law, has demonstrated that he has no sympathy with the sovereign will of the people if it affects his chances for reelection. Tariff Pictures. from the New York Press. Undoubtedly the American hatter is encroaching year by year on the foreign hatter, and the reason is that the quality of hats is constantly improving awJ the price decreasing. The average annual valoe of hats, bonnets and hoods and the materials therefor imported from 1885 to 18S9 (five years) wao $3,t)30,900. IB 1890 it was $2,798,554, R'dccrease of 31 per cent.; amwunt of decrease largely made up by domestic manufacturers for consumption. Tapestry brusse'ls carpet was advertised in the Sunday papers as low as ' _^ 42 cents a yard. Why, that 'is actually less than the duty, which is 28 cents a yard and 40 per cent, ad valorem, or '' 44.8 cents. And yet they tell you that the tariff taxes the, workingmari's carpet L, J. ' * ' ' '"•''. '' ,/;*• In 1873 we produced 6,000 boxes of raisins. The 'production has been gradually incrasing until the money value of that crop has reached $3,000,000 annually. The McKinley bill puts 2J£. cents per pound duty on raisins, which is 50c. per box of 20 pounds. The pack of 1889 was 1,672,195 boxes. In 1890 it was 2,197,483 boxes. Galbraith's New Spring Goods HAVE ARRIVED. FOR BARGAINS GO TO G. L, Galbraith & Co. The Cash Store Price Current Buy where your Dollar goes the farthest. 1 dozen clothes pins for $ 01 One package 5 cent yeast for 03 One package soda (strictly pure) 05 One package Dixon stove polish 05 One box axle greose 06 One box Lewis lye ' 10 -»— * ..... J.W _._ oww ^ .IWUUViHJ JUI UUI We sell other goods in proportion to the above. We are agents for ROCK SALT for stock. 32 bars good laundry soap (1 box).. 90 on 15 S> 9 hoice butter crackers (1 box) 1 00 20 Ibs. Crystal rice (try it) 1 00 12 Ibs. California dried grapes l 00 12 Ibs. choice raisins i GO A good lantern for only 35 &Langdon, « i .»**i^^^V^8WLrtU / V.W^.>3»^.«.. l i*....... ., ^...^tl , WHICH IS THE NINCOMPOOP? The readers of the REPUBLICAN will be interested to know what the Algona Courier had to offer further last week on the woolen goods question, and the question of Reciprocity. We publish below all the Courier had to say with reference to either question. The Republican in its silly way argueg that an increase of tariff doesnotincrease the price of the goods upon which the tariff is laid, and supports its argument by saying that Mr. Foss pays no more for Increase home production, 60 per cent, in 12 months. Raisins are better and cheaper since we produce them at name. "With a Chinese tariff wall," says the free traders, "we keep out the goods of other countries until our unselfish foreign friends positively refuse to help us make the World's Fair a success." And yet the increase-of imports in 1890 over those of five years 1 '' average (1885-89) was $126, 436,009. Imports average 1885 to 1889. a nr, CADY & HALLQCK, BURT, IOWA. Import? of 1890. Illllli • Jill .,_• Increase nearly 20 per cent. his imported'goods thanlieretofore" McKinley bill raised the tariff The •-•-• — .-..„. on nearly all, if not all, woolen goods, and there is no possible avoidance of the result of an inciease of price on such woolen goods that are imported. Possibly the goods that Mr. Foss has been buying where imported before tke enactment of the Me- Kiuley bill, and-that the wholesaler did not advance the (price on them. But the talk that an increase of tariff does not increase the price on the imported goods is only the tnlk of* nincompoop. The same old tactics again. Whenever he is fairly cornered in an argument on the tariff question, Hinchon like other Democratic editor in the every .— country immediately rererts to the original proposition that "the tariff is a tax" anyway, any and all facts which go to prove the contrary not-with-standing. This is the style of logic employed by the "profound philosopher and political economist" of the Courier. A tariff is not necessarily a tax—that is a protective tariff— No argument on this point is necessary to convince any man of intelligence. Tapestry Brussels carpet was advertised in the New York papers a few days ago for 42 cents a yard. The tariff on tapestrv Brussels carpet amounts to 44.8 cents and yet "the talk that an increase of tar iff does not increase the price on tap imported goods is only the talk of a nincompoop" is it? Look at the history of wire nails and many other articles, under the, protective tariff system. The kind of a tariff advocated by the "profound and political «spsn$mM' pf u Hoggs' Family Medicine*. These medicines are daily gaining greater popularity, and the steadily increasing demand for them can only be accounted for by their true merit. They aro prepared with the utmost care.aud each medicine is put up for a particular disease Every bottle is guaranteed to do all that is claimed for it on the that no one who buys a, bottle of Beggs' Family Medicines can be de disappointed. Sold by F. W« Dingley. 10-23 Galbraith's $3.25 ladies bright dongola shoes are as good as other $8 shoes. Constipation poisons the blood; De Witt's Little Early Risers cure constipatien. The cause removed, the disease is gone—Sheetz -+~, 9t ~, Notice of City Election. Ambrose A. Call, I>. H. Hutchins j. O . Blackford, __ _ "esioent. Vice-President. Cashier FIRST NATIONAL BANK, I ~ to gC2KS?^8«Si^J!ss«!B5r,» "«»" - *~ C. . K. M. Z. GROVE . °" E LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages West of Tuorington House. M -, OD r»\f,- „ ., — __ _ _ M. z. GROVE, MANAGER. » v<,«rv ll be j eb y«given that Monday, March 2.1891, is the time for holding the city election. The officers to be elected are a mayor, a city solicitor, an assessor, and one alderman from each of the four wards in the city. J, B, JONES, Mayor, REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. A delegate convention of the republicans of the city of Algona will be held at court house hall on Saturday evening. February 28th, at T :30 o'clock, for the purpose ot placing in nomination candidates to fill the offices of mayor, treasurer, assessor, and cUy solicitor. The various wards will be entitled to representation as follows: First ward... 4 Third Ward 3 Second ward 5 Fourth ward 4 J. W. W4OSWO8TH, Chairman. CAUCUS NOTICE. First Wards-Kepubjjcan caucus for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for alderman from the 1st ward and choosing four delegates to utteud the citv convention J8S.W & ott oa TUursday eveuinff 8,8. SESSIONS, Com. Secoutl Ward.—The Bepublicans of tne 2nd ward will meet lu caucus at l^au^on'd office Friday evening, Fob. yj. C. M. DOXSJKB, Com. th^Sf 41 * v ? ar f?iT T ^? §epublican caucus for tUe 4th ward wUlbe held lu the Court House ball, Friday eveS)^ y&. $, a "7 -30 o'ciook? fMltfS OtABKB. C«». ! City ei IT WILL PAY YOU -TO CALL AT IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF Election is Over-So is High Prices FARM LOANS. to ten H. HOXIE, Algoua, At Lowest Bates a»ei optional payments, Interelb payable at our ontce. If you want a loan call on us. We ean save you money, & SUITS, Note Heads and THEM AT J '$

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