The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1891 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 1, 1891
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VOL, XX. ALGONA, KOS8ITTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1891, No. 26, ALGONA REPUBLIC AN l i~*~~v*-~~+*+^jf*s****iii~*+~~+*~**V*~^S-**~~*-~~^^^^ FUBIiTSHMD EVERY WEDNESDAY STARR & 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 Subscriptions continue till ordered stoppoi and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the KBPUBLICAN Office for Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed In this county. Steam power. B^-AdvertisIng rates made known on application. This paper is the official paper of Kossuth county and the city of Algona, "Grover Cleveland and free silver" is to be the campaign, cry of our consistent Democratic friends in 1802. W' $ We heard a good Democratic farmer say something the other day about his corn ground for the coming season. He evidently finds it very profitable to lose money. Gladstone mourns the onward march of protection: so would James..G. Elaine if he was an Englishman and had a patri otic interest in the people and the factories of England, The poor laboring man who persists in voting the Democratic ticket will soon be getting 19 pounds of granulated sugar for one dollar as a result of the infamous McKinley bill, passed by a Republican Congress. The Fif ty-fiirst Congress was composed of a recklessly extravagant body of men. The agricultural appropriation acts and the pension bills were more than our truly patriotic and public spirited democratic brethern could stand. A mugwump contemporary whom we might name, has made the discovery that the Me Kinley bill may be all right after all, that it has at least accomplished one thing to commend, it to the people—it has given the poor man cheap sugar. The next Iowa State fair is to surpass everything in the previous history of State fairs, and why shouldn't it? Iowa is t7ie agricultural state of the Union and she is richer to-day than ever before. Oui state fairs already have a national reputation. Every thoroughbred Democrat is a chronic kicker; he must kick something if he has to kick himself. Of course he always kicks on everything that looks like a reform and points toward better times and he often gets the full punish ment of his own kicking. Time has a peculiar way of vindicating the Republican party. The people some times listen to the cry of "fraud" and "ruin" raised by the democracy whenever an advance position is advocated and maintained by -''the party of progress," but cheap sugar comes, around in time and talks to the laboring man in a way that he can understand and appreciate. Any success that is built up on misrepresentation can't last long. We predict a reaction in 1S92. The American Economist this week gives some figures on the subject of "truck farming," gleaned from a recent census bulletin, that are quite surprising. Upwards of $100,000,000 is invested in this industry. It gives employment to 315,735 men 7,254 women and 14,874 children. Nearly 75 per cent, of the truck produced in the United States is raised along the Atlantic coast. The existence of this really great industry, the Economist affirms, is almost entirely due to protection. The suggestion of Mrs. Florence Palm of Mt. Pleasant, which appears in the Register of March 32nd, that the movement to erect a monument to the volunteer soldiers of Iowa be furthered by the state with an appropriation from the refund to Iowa from the general government, meets our cordial approval. The great and wealthy state of Iowa can amply afforil the expense of erecting a monument in memory of the heroism of Iowa's farmer soldier boys. Iowa sent 20,000 men to the front, more than the quota required. I r Representatives of the farmers allian- cas of the Tenth congressional district met at Fort Dodge last Wednesday and effected an organization. J. C. Baker, of Palo Alto county, was made president. The resolutions are moderate in tone and it is noticeable that the sub-treasury scheme is not referred to. The Iowa alliances evidently take no stock in it. Nor is the Democratic idea of making this country the dumping ground for the immense hoards of foreign cheap silver indorsed. The free coinage of American silver is favored, however, a measure that would give very little if any increase in the volume of currency above the present law. Q. 8. McPherson, of Wesley, represented the Kossuth county alliances. . - * The hearty welcome home given to Congressman Dolliver by the citizens of Fort Dodge, is seconded by his friends all over the district. With the exception of a few soreheaded kickers the Republicans of the Tenth district are proud of their representative, and what he haft ac complished during his first term in Congress. Like every other man whoever held a public position, Dolliver has made some enemies, 'but he has made many friends and his friends are all of the right kind,—they stand by him. He has well represented the Tenth district, democrats are bound to admit as well as republicans. He will go into the Fifty- second Congress with an increased prestige earned by his re-election to a second term, and he will render the people he represents, increased services. The action of President Harvey,' of the State Temperance Alliance, in laying the foundation for a retrial of the question whether the prohibitory amendment adopted in 1885 is a valid part of the constitution, will be hailed by the temperance people of Iowa as sagacious and wel' timed, The decision of the supreme courl which thrust aside the deliberately expressed will of the people as of no legal force, in view of certain alleged defects in the method of its submission, has been treated with all the respect due it as the finding of our highest court, but we do not think that the great majority of the thinking people of the state ever for a moment believed that that decison had either good sense or good law back of it. The invalidity of the amendment was made to rest on certain flaws of its legislative record, of which nobody overheard until discovered by Judge Hayes. The subsequent steps were taken according to law and in good faith, and all sides entered upon the contest in good faith. Under those circumstances there are many who believe that no failure on the part of the peoples servants to observe due form and preserve a correct record could nullify the verdict of the sovereign people themselves. Whether it could or not is at least a question, and we are glad to note the action of Judge Harvey bringing it up again. Only two members of the court which gave the first decision are members of the present body, and of these one concurred in and the other dissented from the decision. To the others' the question comes as a new one, and an impartial de cision may be hoped for. WAR: Baron Fava, the Italian Minister at Washington, yesterduy presented his recall to the State department and demanded his passports. The department was greatly taken by surprise, and it is possible that an extra session of Congress may be called, as the action of the Italian government can mean nothing less serious than grave complications between the two countries, and possibly war. It is reported that eighteen American citizens have been seized by the Italian government and held as hostages. It is thought that the hot headed Italians may see their over-hastiness and serious trouble be averted. The letter from Gov. Nicholls to Secretary Elaine is the causeof the trouble. A copy of the letter was fur- nishedto the Italian Minister who, it seems accepted it as the ultimatum of this government and cabled it as such to Rome. That Italy should take such a step while this government was still investigating the New Orleans tragedy and while it has not yet been determined whether any of the men killed were really subjects of Italy or nor is indeed surprising. The act of withdrawing Baron Fava,-to say nothing of the outrage perpetrated upon the American citizens in Italy, is worse than a matter of discourtesy to this government. It means difficulties that will not be setteled in a day,—perhaps war. THE TWO BILLS. The Mills bill was a democratic measure and embodied largely the democratic idea of a tariff. The much abused McKinley bill was a republican measure. Each bill aimed at a reduction of the revenue. The Mills bill proposed to accomplish this end by admitting wool free, the McKinley bill by reducing the tariff on sugar. The one bill reflected the democratic doctrine of a tariff for revenue only, the other embodied the republican idea of protection. Here is an admirable opportunity for the farmer to compare the spirit of the two bills and get a clear understanding of the two plans of deal- ngwith the tariff—the republican and democratic. We consume about 600,000,000 pounds of wool annually and the American farmer can produce every pound of it. Wedded to the idea of "a tariff for revenue only" the democrats are in favor of admitting wool free, and 'ormed the Mills bill accordingly, to bring the American wool grower into competition with the wool growers of Asia and South America. Farmers could find very little profit in raising wool against such competition. We coasunxe annually 1,423,000 tons of sugar anglwe produce only about 30 per ceut. of amount. Our tariff on sugar has been in effect a tariff for revenue only—a tax upon the consumer—and the democratic Mills bill proposed to keep it there. The McKinley bill was framed in the better interests of the American farmer and laboring man. The farmer is given a chance to raise his own wool and make il a profitable venture,while the tax is taken off of the sugar that goes into the coffee of the laboring man. With a market for Ameican wool and 20 pounds of superior sugar for $1.00 the farmer and laboring man ought to begin to see the point. WHAT THEY REALLY THINK. The Englishman is opposed to the American system of protection, because the American system of protection is opposed to him, and for no other reason. We print the following for the benefit of the anti Me Kinleyite. - The English are not aware that the average American servant girl wears silk if she wants to. The London Fair Trade Says: Recent advices from Fall River, R. I., the principal center of the United States printing cloths industry, tell us that during the week ended January 17 these goods sold at the lowest prices recorded in the history of the trade, 2% cents for 64 by 64 cloths. There has since been a recovery to 3 cents peryard, but as even this is little more than half the average price (as shown above) of the Lancashire exported goods, we should like to know what becomes of the story, current a little while ago in popular British Free- Trade organs, that wicked McKinley Tariff had doubled the price of the poor servant girls, print gown. Obviously, no Yankee or other American "help" need waste her money on the British printed cloths, of which, as a matter of fact, only 13,469,900 yards, valued at £228,727, or 4.07 per yard, found their way in 1890 to the United States. MR. DOLLIVER^ WELCOME HOME. Congressman J. P. Dolliver arrived home via the Illinois Central Tuesday. Although there was no organized movement for an elaborate welcome home our congressman was given a reception that emphatically showed that the hearts of hiis constituents were in the right place. As the train pulled in to the depot the concordia band played a lively welcome and the crowd of several hundred people that had assembled on a few moments' notice surged forward through the mud. A delegation of citizens headed by Mayor Hyatt surrounded the 'surprised statesman and headed him for a carriage that was in waiting. They had to fight every inch of the way. Every few feet the party was stopped and many warm hand shakes and expressions of welcome, that could not wait were showered upon a willing recipient. Every one wanted to say "welcome home" to Mr. Dolliver and Mr. Dolliver wanted to tell them all that he was glad to be back. Headed by the band and followedHby a number of carriages the welcomed and welcomers moved to the Duncome house where an informal reception was held. Mr. Dolliver took his stand near the door in the hotel oflice and for several minutes a procession of democrats, republicans, farmers alliance men and mugwumps streamed through and warmly shook their congressman's hand. In the meantime a large crowd had gath- ed outside the hotel. After the handshaking Mr. O'Connell invited Mr. Dolliver out on the balcony where he was received with applause and cheers. On behalf of the assemblage Mr. O'Connell spoke a few words of the welcome and appreciation and pride that every one felt. In response Mr. Dolliver acknowledged his gratitude for the cordial welcome he received and his appreciation of all that Fort Dodge has done for him in the past. He thanked those present for their neighborly non-partisan good will, [f he had done anything that would add to the prosperity of the city, he said, it was done wfth an honest wish for the city's welfare at heart;' and asserted that the same inspiration should always be iis motive in the future. The words of the speaker were frequently punctuated with cheers and at his conclusion an enthusiastic call for three cheers for Dolliver met with an equal enthusiastic response. Mr. Dolliver left Washington last week and has been spending a few davs with his brother at Chicago.—Ft. Dodge Messenger. UNITY IN ALLIANCE DEMANDS. The Journal of Agriculture, of St. Louis, the official organ of the Missouri Alliance and Laborers' Union, after lamenting in a recent article the wide difference in the demands made by the Southern Alliance at Ocala, and the Northern Alliance at Omaha, andespec- aliy on the two points of the Conger ard bill and the sub-treasury scheme drops this word of wisdom. Let us remember that the mere adoption of demands and resolutions is of no significance, and accomplishes nothing -<et us remember that the election of a senator, an Alliance governor or two, and two or three dczen congressmen will avail us nothing, unless we get a majority of he law-makers committed to our principles and demands. Let us unite ou what we know is right, and then let us work >ill we get it. In things essential we "must have unity. There are two points in this paragraph worthy of special notice, one, that the control of the offices is the most barren of all victories unless accompanied by a change in the laws, and we 'might adc the public sentiment behind laws. We are very likely to have some striking il lustrations of this important fact before this reaches the eyes of our readers. In Kansas and Nebraska the Alliance has been supreme, and the legislatures oi both states have been in session for weeks. The Alliance members of neither state are likely to formulate any law as far reaching and comprehensive as the Iowa rail road law, enacted three years ago, by a legislature in which there were very few Alliance members, although the issues of the campaign were determined by the Alliance platform of that year. The Iowa law was enacted solely because "a majority of the law-makers were committed openly to the principles and demands of the Alliance." When this commitment was made and those who refused to commit themselves were left at home, the work was practically done. The rest was a matter of detail. The Iowa Alliance cared little who held the offices provided they were held by men pledged to the support of Alliance principles. The matter of membership in the Alliance was a matter ,of little importance. We doubt if either Kansas or Nebraska will ever be able to formulate in either house a measure as far reaching and comprehensive as this, even after three years has shown its manifest justice to all classes and demonstrated its constitutionality. They are likely to adopt one or two of its features only, as, for example, prohibition of passes and the elective commission. Another point in the above extract worthy of special notice is the following: "Let us unite in what we know is right." In other words, inherent Tightness and not self interest should be the touchstone of all measures«brought forward by the Alliance. We are quite aware that the adoption of this principle would work an absolute revolution in modern politics It is not strange that the Alliance has fallen down on this point at the very beginning of its career. Suppose, for example, that the sole question in determining the relation of the Alliance to the Conger lard bill had been: Is it right to compel every package to be branded at the expense of the manufacturer in such a way that the consumer may have infallible knowledge of its composition? does any one suppose that the conscientious men of the southern Alliance would have lifted their voices against it? On the other hand, as all the world knows, that righteous measures were defeated be cause the southern Alliance joined hands with the packers in opposing it on the professed grounds that it was an injury to cotton seed oil. If the Alliance, whether north or south, is to have power, it must stand on the Tightness of things and not the effect on the pocket .book. Has it ever occurred to the members of the southern Alliance, whether north or south, that if it was right for the government to establish warehouses and issue currency at one per cent, interest on the deposit of cotton and corn, it could not be wrong to issue currency on a like deposit of iron or steel, wool or dry goods? The bane and curse of American politics is the persistent attempt at class legislation. The Alliance denounces it bitterly, but does not cast away its armor, its shield, and its sword when it demands class legislation for the farmer, or any class of farmers? Instead of patriots and statesmen, the Alliance appears simply as a beggar, not begging but demanding greater special favors for itself than those given to others, against which it has uttered the most bitter denunciations. By all means let the Alliance, north and south, unite in demanding their rights, but let them stand on the right, not temporary and personal advantages. Thrice is he armed tbut hath his quarrel just. Demanding just things on the ground of their justice, the Alliance is invincible, jut demanding measures simply because they are likely to benefit farmers or the farmers of one section, is the sure way to jring the whole movement into contempt. The Dakota Hot Springs. The improvements that haye taken dace at the Dakota Hot Springs during ,he past year make it now one of the most popular, attractive and desirable resorts in the country. In addition to the lenefits to be derived from the use of the water, the curative properties of which rival those of the famous Hot Springs of Arkansas, the superior climate and beau- ,iful natural surroundings render the Dakota Springs an especially attractive resort. Ample hotel accommodations are irovided at reasonable rates, and the ourney to and from that point can now )e quickly and comfortably made via the Chicago & North-Western Railway sys- ,em, which has recently been completed nto the Springs. Excursion tickets are sold the year round at reduced rates. Full nforination can be obtained upon application to any agent of the Chicago & North-Western Railway, or by address- ng W. A. THBAI/L, General Passenger and Ticket agent, Chicago. 25-36 Get aiy prices OB bicycles. Agent for Ramblers, Ormondes, etc. From $55 up. THOS. F. COOBB. Galbraith's New Spring Goods HAVE ARRIVED. FOR BARGAINS GO TO G. L. Galbraith & Co We Had a Fire! BUT ABE ain at Old Stand —- WITH A And better bargains than ever. Everything in the Hardware line. Come and see us. GK IM:. 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 06 10 82 bars good laundry soap (1 box).. 90 20 Ibs. choice butter crackers (1 box) 1 00 20 Ibs. Crystal rice (try it) ......... 1 00 12 Ibs. California dried grapes ...... 1 00 12 Ibs. choice raisins .............. 1 00 A good lantern for only ............ 35 One box axle greose One box Lewis lye., We sell other goods in proportion to the above. We are agents for ROCK SALT for stock. Townsend & Langdon, Ambrose A. Call, J>. H. Hutchins, J. C. Blackford, President. Vice-President. Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, OfAlgoim.Iowa. i^-CAPITAI. $80,000.00. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties who can furnish first-class security, J - LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages. West ot Thorington House. jy|. Z . GROVE, MANAGER. m— m m~>m m We can now make loans on Improved Lands from one to ten CT A DIV/I y ear s time and S' ve the , borrower the privilege of paying the whole I t\ r\ IVI !, oan °£ a py, P? rt th SJ eo£ ln eve , n $100 1& any time when Interest falls due. This is Iowa Money, aud no second mortgage or coupons'are • _...._ taken. This plan of making a loan-wm enable the borrower to re- I flAMO duce bis mortgage at any time and save the Interest on the amount LiV/MlNO. pald - Money furnished at once ou perfect title. Call on or address, H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. At Lowest Bates and optional payments. Interest payable at our office. Jf you want a loan call on us, We can save you money. JONES & SMITH. Note Heads and Envelopes. GET THEM AT BEPDBI4CAN OFFICE. Good quality at $3 per Thousand,

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