The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1891 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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VOL. XX. ALG-ONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1891. No. 27. PUBI/T8HJ5D EVERY WEDNESDAY JTARR * HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription. Jne copy, one year. In advance 5ne copy, six months. In advance 75 Jne copy, three months, In advance 40 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped yiand all arrearages are paid. JBOOK AND JOB PRINTING. 1 The equipment of the REPUBLICAN Office for I Book and Job PrlntlnR is unsurpassed in this * county. Steam power. ; e^~Advertising rates mftdo known on appl cation. This paper la the official paper of Kc suth county and the city of Algona, ill:os- place in the nation and his brother may die in comparative poverty and obscurity. Preferment comes to the American citizen not by the accident of birth, but just as he earns it. American people are now more unanimous in the opinion that wo need ships and forts. The tariff is a tax: We are referring to the democratic kind of a tariff,—a tariff for revenue only. The prospects for an Indian outbreak this spring arc growing better as warmer weather approaches. The General Crook •way is the best way to deal with the Indian after all. When the poor man votes the Democratic ticket he votes in favor of a tariff for revenue only—a tax, and the kind of a tax that he has been paying on his sugar for some time past. Is the protective kind of a tariff a tax? Not always. In 1873 we manufactured 5 per cent, of the plate glass used in this country and plate glass at that time cost $2.50 per square foot. Under protection, home production has increased until we manufacture enough plate glass to supply our own demands. The price has fallen to 90 cents per square foot for the best and 33 cents for the ordinary. Is the protective kind of a tariff a tax? Look at glass, look at nails, look at salt etc. Is the democratic kind of a tariff a tax? Look at sugar. eral and in detail, as to making the Iowa exhibit the pride and admiration of all its people, will be most thankfully received." IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA. The subjoined statement of the average yearly wages of men, women and children in the leading textile industries, in England and America, is taken from the current number of the Home Market Bulletin. The Bulletin derived its statistics from a report of the British Board of Trade and the Massachusets Bureau of Labor statistics. The figures are reliable and very suggestive. - . . , , U. Kingdom TJ. States Cotton goods Industry ......... $175 19 832-i 13 Silk Worsted The country has heard a great deal about Gov. Boies since his great corn speech, but has heard very little froin him. The governor didn't commence to keep quiet quite soon enough for his own good. Italy has come clown off her perch and is the laughing stock of Europe. Mr. Blaine has added another proof of his pre-eminent, ability as a statesman and a diplomat. He is the one man in all the country for the head of the state department during a critical situation. The Chicago Herald, that great free trade democratic organ of the northwest, has been out searching for corn statistics recently, and has made the following encouraging find: From 120 reports, the average profit on an acre of corn is $3.91. The Herald gathered its statistics from several different corn producing states. The Chicago Times—Democratic-has also been investigating the corn business and bas found farmers who have realized a profit of $7.07 for each days labor in producing a crop of corn, averaging 33 bushels per acre and selling for only 23 cents per bushel. 131 32 . .. 13G2G .... 121 GO 165 40 170 32 the above 318 13 350 U 302 2fl 318 M 348 29 table A Register correspondent from Grinnell thinks that "the incongruity of a Democrat in the executive chair of Iowa becomes more and more apparent daily, and the accident by which it occurred more and more deplorable." Gov. Boies •will go into Iowa history as the great nullifier—of law. Have you noticed that the democratic prophecies of "high prices," are no longer prophesied? The "organs" were full of high, price predictions about six months \ ago. We hear very little about the ini- \ quities of the McKinley bill any more. It is somethini? else that is worrying the digestive apparatus of the democracy. If the war scare has made apparent to the people our need of a better navy and better coast defenses, it has been productive of no little good. It is almost too much to hope that the next congress will see the point clearly enough, to make the necessary appropriations. The United States is a "peace policy" country, it is' argued, and hence the objections made when the question of appropriations for a navy and coast defenses is raised. The best guarantee of continued peace lies in the means to defend'ourselves from a foreign power and even to take the aggressive, if desired. Our unprotected coasts are a standing invitation for war upon the slightest pretext. We are an inventive nation, we are. told, and in the event of war, would produce enough Ericsons, to build for us an invincible navy upon the shortest notice, but the Italian navy could pile our entire coast line with ruins while the plans for our first vessel were being put upon paper. The world has not yet reached the mil- lenium, and until that time is reached, a respectable navy and reasonable coast defenses will not be superfluous to a nation with the defenseless millions of the United States. Hosiery Carpet It will be seen from that American labor receives on an average about twice the compensation of English labor. It is only an illustration of the workings of the law of supply and demand. The price of labor as well as the price of the product of labor, will continue to be governed by that law, so long as men have occasion to buy and sell. A nation's best prosperity is the prosperity that should be seen in the homes of its people. The American theroy of the wage problem, the patriotic theory, the Republican theory, is that the American laborer should be paid American wages. This can only be accomplished by keeping the supply of the world away from the American demand. The immediate result of our protective policy is the creation of a greater demand for the American supply of labor, and consequently better wages for the American laboring man. A more remote result is better prices to the consumer of the manufactured product following upon the establishment of home manufactures and the diversification of home industries. Under a common sense system of protection to home industries, the American product will eventually be. offered to the American consumer as cheap or cheaper than the foreign product, while the money that would otherwise go to pay the expenses of transporting the foreign made article to this country will go into the pockets of the American laboring man in the form of better wages. can live and be perpetually under the ban of condemnation? There is only one answer to these questions. The demand for the saloon which gives it life and maintains it as an institution, is the money there is in it, and it comes from those* and those only, who want to make money easy and who are not particular as to the means. This is the whole secret of the saloon power. This is its stronghold. It's a profitable business and it's an easy business. This tells the story. It has the power to empty men's pockets greater than any other calling a man can follow. There is no other business equals it to make a fellow Willing to disgorge his last cent. It requires no special business capacity to transact it either. It runs itself. Any man with sense enough to be social and strength enough to pick up a dime is qualified. Now, what can be done about it? If it is attacked on moral grounds, it simply tells you with more energy than politeness to mind your own business. It defies all attacks of that character. Legis lation directed against it as an evil fails to fully accomplish its purpose. It is too profitable a business. It never will succumb in such a struggle. There is nothing in the saloon to respond to mor ality. Morality can neither be talked into it nor legislated through it. It is not constructed of that kind of material that is vulnerable to any such methods. A saloonkeeper might occasionally be reached in that manner, but when he drops out, some other fellow runs it. The saloon don't die nor change its character a bit. If we want to reach it, and kill it, an ad ditional method is required. Its got to be business. The saloon must be made unprofitable. The president of the great Sugar trust is said to be a Democrat and to have contributed $50,000 to the Democratic campaign fund for the election of Cleveland. Now that a Republican congress has passed an anti-trust law and repealed the Democratic tax on sugar, the fellow will find himself in need of that $50,000. The American Indian can neither understand nor appreciate much of the sentiment that is wasted upon him by the "Indian Rights" cranks. The sentiment of gun-powder and bayonets is within the scope of his appreciation. That wrong has been done the Indian, no one disputes, but that should give him no license to go on the warpath to steal and murder whenever his fancy dictates. REP UBLICANS GARR Y CHIC AGO The news passed over the wires this morning that Hempsied Washburne was elecleomayor of Chicago yesterday. The size of his majority, which was given as 200, was the only thing to cast any doubt upon the correctness of the dispatch. While the tariff remains the overshadowing object in the field of our national politics, it behooves the man who would vote an intelligent ballot to look into the question that he may know why he is voting for a tariff for protection, or a tariff for revenue only—the Republican kind or the Democratic kind of a tariff. In another column wo quote from a recent speech of Major McKinley, in which the radical difference between the two tariffs is made very plaiu. Hon. J. B. Grinaell, founder of the city that bears his name died at his home iu Grinnell on the evening of March 31st. For the last 35 years no one has remained more continously prominent before the State than Mr. Grinuell. His life is a part of the history of Jowa. He came to the State in 1854 and founded the city of Grinnell. He has since been prominen t in State and National politics holding many positions of trust and honor. He was one of the sturdier pioneers of Iowa's prosperity. A TRANS MISSISSIPPI CONGRESS. A trans Mississippi Commercial Congress is to be held in Denver, Colorado, convening May 19th. The purpose of the congress is to unite the people of the west in "the promotion of their common interest." Each state will be entitled to thirty delegates at large to be appointed by the governor, besides other delegates from the counties and municipal corporations. Among the questions to be considered will be: Legislation affecting commerce, transportation and finance. Improvement of water-ways, lake, gulf and Pacific ports. Markets for western products. Promotion of manufacturing and agricultural interests. Irrigation and Reclamation of arid lands. Western mineral lands and their development. Cause and effects of business combinations and trusts. Reciprocity and international trade extensions. The Indian question and opening of Indian lauds.- and such other subjects as may be worthy of consideration. If nothing is accomplished by the convention, the simple getting together of representatives from all parts of the great west and the interchange of views will be of benefit. 'HEAP MONEY AND MORTGAGES. The moneyed class is always in the position to guard itself against the bad effects of disturbing financial legislation, and even to profit by it at the expense of the poorer class. A competent authority upon the subject of farm mortgages declares that ninety percent, of them are negotiated by systematic lenders, banks, and corporations organized for this express purpose, and that it has been the ustom of many of these lenders to make the mortgage debt, both principal and nterest, payable in gold. It is believed that fully one-half of all the mortgage indebtedness of the country is in terms expressly payable in gold, though this is more generally the case in urban than in farm loans. If we were to have free silver coinage, and the country were to reach the silver standard, and. gold were to rise to one hundred and twenty or thereabouts, mortgagers who are counting upon having their debts reduced by the change would have to pay one hundred and twenty dollars in silver for every instalment of one hundred dollars interest in gold. In other words, they, and not the capitalists and money-lenders would be the losers from this as from every other form of "cheap money."— The Century for April. that future trouble with the strikers may be avoided. The militia is still on duty, however. The saloons are being closed in Sioux City, owing to the efforts of the law and order league. No fines have been collected from saloon keepers over there according to the Palmer system for the last two months. A report from Sioux City states that there is almost total destitution among the faimers of that section of the state for feed. Live stock is actually starving to death in several localities, Hay is •Worth from $15 to $20 per ton. GERMANY AND SUGAR. Orange Judd Farmer: About $16,000,000 were paid in 1890 for beet sugar imported into the United States, nearly all of it from Germany. We'll just stop that, if Germany does not stop discriminating against our hogs and pork, while admitting them from other countries. Secretary Rusk has now provided for an inspection which knocks out the last pretense that our pork is not perfectly healthy. Our hogs,' fed mainly on good western corn, have, always been much freer from trichinosis and all other diseases or impurity than the German hogs, which are largely raised in close, unhealthy quarters and fed on all sorts of offal. If Germany does not pull down those bars right away, we will buy what sugar we cannot produce ourselves from Brazil and other South and Central American states and islands, which open their ports freely to our farm products and implements, etc. "Tit for tat" is not the Christian spirit in matters of morality; it is right in self-defense when attacked by robbers, or discriminated against in commercial transactions, in which the loss is all on our side. The good man who had become a Friend, or Quaker, was violeHtly struck on the cheek by a profane person, who bid him, as a Christian, "to turn the other also," He did so and got a smart blow on that. Laying off his coat he said, "Friend, having fulfilled the whole,, faw, I am to give thee an awful licking," which he proceeded to do. Germany has been repeating blows on both cheeks—on our hogs and cattle for a long time. She is letting up on our good beef cattle; now hands off our hogs and bog products. The only brother of the late President Garfield is said to be dying at his home in Michigan, from acute rheumatism. For the last twenty-five years lie lias lived on a farm in Jamestown township, Ottawa county, Michigan. His life has beeu a life of toil, and now at the age of 68 years be is about to die —what the people call—' 'a common farmer." Anjeripan eofijety knows no hereditary aristocracy. Qjje ma.u may be elevated to t IOWA'S EXHIBIT. Hon. John F Duncombe of Fort Dodge —Worlds Fair Commissioner for the Tenth Congressional District, has issued an address to the press and people of the Tenth District exhorting them to take an interest in making the Iowa exhibit a success. Mr Duncombe declares that the success of the Iowa exhibit "will depend upon individual effort and the knowledge of facts in detail not in the aggregate." He requests all who are interested in the Iowa exhibit, to write him "giving facts on any or all the lines embraced in a world's exposition. Your suggestions as to methods of securing the best representation of our resources sod. advantages, as to collecting information," p $o making the proper public spirit, i MAKE IT UNPROFITABLE. Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Who wants the saloon? Who is willing to stand up and be counted in the affirmative? Let us see. Not the upright, moral citizen. Nor the minister, nor philanthropist, nor the wife, nor the children. No, not even the drunkard wants the saloon. If there never had been such an institution, and its character could be fully known, and its effects comprehended, there would be only one class of citizens in favor of it, and as a matter of fact there is but one class to-day. AH others who may be counted as willing to tolerate it do so merely because it is here, and they are of the opinion it is here to stay and can't be gotten rid of. It is' evident the demand for the saloon does not come from the masses. It is not the people who are clamoring for it. The public conscience everywhere recognizes it as an evil, and only submits to its existence through what it conceives to be a necessity. It simply tolerates but never approves. Would it not be interesting to know why this is so ? How if it that the saiooa THE TWO TARIFFS. From a Speech o£ Major McKlnley's at Worcester, Massachusetts. The first question that confronts any government is, how shall the money be raised to meet its necessary expenses. To carry on our government it takes $1,000, 000 every twenty-four hours. It is purely a business question and is to be done by direct or indirect taxation. The govern meiit can not create money. Its only as sets are public lands. Its only way to revenue is to get congress to levy taxes Congress- "may tax you directly—your lands, income, earnings or profession, or it can raise it by a tax or duty on foreign products. It can tax its people by what is called internal taxation or it can tax other people seeking a market iu this country. Both political parties are agreed that internal taxation will not do. It is inquisitorial, and to-day remains only in force on spirits and tobacco. The divergence between the parties begins just beyond their agreement, that their money must be raised by what is known as a tariff. ! There are two plans. The first is that which looks for revenue, and revenue only; the other, while looking for revenue is at the same time protective, with due regard to the occupation and industry of of our people. The one is a tariff exclusively for revenue, and is without regard for our enterprise; the other has a thought for the interests and business of our people and their protection. Major McKinley illustrated this point of his speech by an illusion to the manufacture of glass in this country. The object of a revenue tariff is realized when it has the lowest rate that will call out the greatest importation of products. It imposes its duty upon goods which can not be produced at home. The protective tariff is the burden, duty or tariff for foreign people encouraging our people in their indus tries and employment by laying it on articles that enter into competition with home manufacturies. A revenue tariff is always paid by the consumer. This can not always be said of the protective tariff. They say that protective tariffs are paid by the consumer; they forget that revenue tariffs are never paid by any one else. Ah, but they say: "Why isn't free trade a good thing?" It is, if yon are finished and completed; if you have stopped growing. But here decay steps in. They say; "There is free trade be tween the states with 62,000,000 people, Why not with all the world?" They for get that we live under a different govern mentfrom every other government in the world. It is because we did not wan any European ideas in it that years ago our fathers broke away from British tyr any, and set up for themselves on a plan different front every nation in the world It is this that makes us the greatest na tion in the world. Why should we hav free trade with other nations? We can' reach any other nation. We can't tax it The foreigner is exempt from all dutie of government. Tell me why he should enjoy the privileges of citizenship iu th United States and its markets. Our popu lation is 5 per cent, or one-twentieth th population of the globe. We consum in many products a third of all produced We propose from this time forward t< manuf acture more of what we consume A ILarty In South Carolina AVrltcs: My labor was shorter and less painful than on two former occasons; physicians astonished; I thank you for "Mother's Friend." It is worth its weight in gold. Address The Bradfield Reg. Co. Atlanta, Ga. for particulars. Sold by F. W. Ding ley and Dr. L. A. Sheetz. 27-31 To ALL INTERESTED—I will be through the country on my old beat in a short time, castrating colts. Jb. T. MARTIN. A small farm to rent. M. L. CLARKE. CKEEO I, ANI>. J)V IT, H. J1ACON. In thought, our creeds we build, An with fancy colors gild To make them sill our own And reap what we have sown. Sound theory Is a prize ; Hopes o£ sand we despise ; They gender strife and hate. And mildness in debate. At such a dismal sight, Love weeps and takes her flight. J'iety abhors the scene. And stamps it beastly mean. Disciples of the Lord Will shun creeds of discord. And cleave to charity. The bond of harmony. I hate the bigot's creed ; For partial grace tUey plead : Stone blind to charity, And all are lost but we. Wesley, la., March 20,1891. F. L PARISH. SITTINGS. Sioux City Times: How's this? Why arc democratic free trade newspapers, and the democratic republican, form-free trade Chicago Tribune shrieking that free sugar will foster the sugar trust. But a few weeks ago it was their cry that high tariff was the cause of trusts. With them the wind blows hot and blows cold, but it is all the same. No good hing can qome out of Nazareth. Both Conventions are to 1>e Captured. S. C. Journal: "The temperance alii- nee is thoroughly organized to capture he Republican state convention this ear," says a Democratic state organ. Well, that's all right. The Liquor Deal- rs' association is thoroughly organized o make what, use it can of the Demo iratic state convention this year. Tarift' Pictures Tor the Farmer. From the New York Press. All exports seem to be doing very well, hank you, at the close of thirty years of protection. Take, for example, spirits of turpentine, Exports average five years (1885 to 1889) $3,269,907. S PECIAL ATTENTION will bo given to all kinds of repairing, including Tinware, Gasoline Stoves, Guns, Pumqs and Clothes Wringers. Am also prepared lo put In Furnaces and do plumbing and Gas Pipe fitting. Iron and Tin roofing, Pronipt attention will be given to all kinds ol work in my line. South of court house. F. L. PARISH. 21 IPS. at the To and for the People. Do you want a good, square meal? Do you want good, reliable insurance? Do you want to rent a farm or grass land? Do you want to trade or sell your farm or other property? Do you want to buy a farm or unim- pjovedland on long time with but little or no cash payment? ""'" Do -you want to make a loan on your farm at the lowest current rate of interest and favorable terms? Do you want anything in a legitimate line of banking? For any and all of the above, please consult B. M. Iticlnnoml at the Commercial Hotel and Farmers' and Traders' Bank Block, Bancroft, Iowa. In 1890, $4,590,931. A satisfactory increase. NEWS BRIEFS. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. LAMES try Dr. LeDuc's Periodical Pills, from Paris, France. Established — Europe 1839: England 1850; (Janada 1878; United States 1887. §2 or three boxes for $5. Positively remove all IBEKOULAR1TIE8 or money refunded. THE AMERICAN PILL CO., royalty proprietors, Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. H. Boswitn & Son, Milwauke Stevenson & Co. Chicago. A, Sheetz, Algona. e; llobt. Retailed by Dr. L. 19-40-yr K IDD'S GEKM c It is reported that Edwin Booth will retire from the stage. General Wm. Booth, founder of the Salvation Army is seriously ill. The general situation in Europe is still threatening, and war is possible. Sixteen homeless children from New York city arrived at Eagle Grove recently. H. M. Hughes and wife, of Eagle Grove, have gone to Europe for a three month's pleasure trip. Over 5,000 school children in New York city were kept out of school at one time on account of la grippe and kindred diseases. At the Davenport municipal election last Saturday the democrats elected a mayor, clerk, treasurer, assessor and eight aldermen. The seven year old child of L. C. Taylor, of Des Moines, was bitten by a mad dog last Saturday and is now in the first stages of hydrophobia. Judge W. F. Brannan has rendered a decision in the Jackson county court that national bank notes are taxable the same as other property. P. T. Baruuro, the veteran showman, who has been sick for some weeks, took a change for the worse Monday night and at last reports was dying. There are nine claimants for the $500 reward offered by the Northwestern railroad company for the arrest and conviction of the murderer of conductor O'Neill. Prohibition is being enforced at Charles City. Saturday a saloon keeper was fined $500. $3,000 have been collected in fines for violation of the prohibitory law in Charles City since the middle of January. This morning's papers report tbe situ* ation to be more encouraging at tbe coke regions in Pennsylvania, ERA.D1CATOR — Positively .cures all diseases, because it kills the germs, microbes, and all iinimalculue (in the human system). The air inhaled, water drank, vegetables and fruit eaten, are teeming with these to the naked eye imperceptible littleworms.known by the above names, causing catarrh, consumption, diabetes, Bright's disease, cancers.tumors. and all so-called incurable diseases. (Never known to fail to cure consumption, catarrh.kid- ney troubles, syphilis.) Retailed in §2,«3,$5 sizes sent anywhere on rect, of price, or O.O.D. if desired. The Am. Pill & M ed. Co, royalty prop's. Spencer, oiay Co. la. Sold wholesale and retail in Algona by Dr. Sheetz, druggist. 20-9-yr $1,000 Address: (Jan be made iu 0 mouths soiling Tuiiisoii's Attunes, Charts aud Wall Maps. Particulars tree. H. C TMISON, Chicago, Bis, Spring Hats, Spring Bonnets, Millinery, Fancy Goods and Jewelry * E, Reeve & Co. Teacher's Reports AT REPUBLICAN W. L. DOUGLAS $3 SHOE

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