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VOL. XX, ALQONA, KOSSTITH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APBIL 22, 1891, No. 29, BVBRY WKDNKSDAV STARR & HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year, In advance $1.60 One copy, six months, In advance 75 One copy, three months, In advance........ 40 Subscriptions continue till ordered stopped and all arrearages are paid. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the REPUBLICAN Ofllce for Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed In this county. Steam power. B0|-Advertislng rates made known on application. This paper is the official paper of Kossuth county and the city of Algona, The pendulum has already commenced to return, and has got a far as Chicago. James G. Blaine continues to be the foremost American diplomat and statesman. In Germany the average capital Invested in a beet sugar factory is $198,400. It requires capital to establish such an enterprise, and capital in this country requires some encouragement to go Into the business before it will risk very much in establishing an indurstry m competition with the cheap labor and other advantages possessed by the German mauufactur- er. The McKinley bill while giving the people cheap sugar offers capital such an encouragement by the way of a bounty as will be sufficient to induce capital to enter the enterprise and give us beet sugar factories nearer home. The estab- lisnment of a beet sugar factory at Algona would make sugar beets raised by the farmers of the surrounding country worth about $5.00 per ton, The infamous McKinley bill! James G. Blaino is abundantly able to steer the ship of state m the absence of the chief executive. THE The Mills bill would have imposed a tax of from $2.04 to $2.80 per hundred pounds on sugar. The Mills Bill was a Democratic measure. If the Iowa democracy spent one third of the time in helping to enforce prohibition, that it spends in trying to prove that the law is a failure: prohibition •would be a most astonishing success. \ Secretary Blaine's letter to the Marquis Imperial! was one of the ablest papers ever issued from the State department. It is fair, logical and statesmanlike, in strong contrast with the bluffing letters of Rudini. GOVERNOR AND HIS STAFF. Dubuque Times: Governor Boies and staff had a very prominent position in the grand parade of the G. A. R. on Wednesday. The nine members of Governor Boies' staff, on horse back, followed his carriage and but one of these nine was a soldier in the war, and this soldier was in the rebel army. If Governor Boies were a friend of the Union soldier, he certainly would have remembered them in appointing his staff. This he did not do. Except, that he and his staff represented the great state of Iowa, it should be considered an insult that he was permitted in the parade at all, considering the treatment he has given to the old soldiers. The Chicago election is settled and Hempstead Washburne is mayor. The country ought to be glad of it. The entire nation has a direct interest in seeing Chicago have a clean and business-like administration during the time of the World's Fair. Vice and crime had an era of prosperity under Mayor Cregier. It is fortunate that Cregier was not reelected. Hon. Geo. R Struble in a letter to the Cedar Rapids Republican of April 19th , presents in a very clear manner the attitude of the Republican party of Iowa toward the saloon—the only attitude which the Republican party can with any degree of consistency assume. We republish Mr. Struble's letter entire in another column. It strikes the keynote of the situation. President Harrison's tour through the > south is proving to be very fortunate for 'the administration and fortunate for the Republican party. The president is making a good impression, and has been the recipient of one continued ovation since he left Washington. He has had abundant opportunity to exercise his faculty for impromptu speaking, and on this trip he has excelled himself. The country is knowing more of President Harrison. There are brains in "grand father's hat." THE RIDICULE ARGUMENT. The McKinley bill has relieved tobacco dealers of paying a license on that weed, a great relief measure is the McKinley bill.—Courier. There is very little argument in a shallow attempt at ridicule. Gov. Boies carried a bottle of Number 16 Dutch Standard sugar around in his pocket dur- the campaign, exhibiting it as a sample of the sugar that the McKinley bill was magnanimously placing within reach of the poor man's table. 20 and 22 pounds of fine granulated sugar for one dollar, is a fact owing to the passage of the McKinley bill,- notwithstanding the fact of the ridicule heaped upon the sugar schedule by the Democratic papers and stump speakers during the campaign. Wo cite the Courier item and the No. 16 Dutch Standard circumstance ; by way of illustrating one method of argument employed by the enemies of the McKinley tariff measure. The plan of turning argument into ridicule is a very ungraceful way of begging the question. .A Democratic "organ" recently made an editorial splurge over the fact that Iowa was losing an immense revenue by attempting to prohibit, instead of licensing the saloon. Since some of the Democratic papers are advancing that argument for the repeal of prohibition, we would like to have them demonstrate just how much of that lost revenue the farmer has an interest in. If that is the great argument for the license system the farmer has a right to know where his benefits will come in. The temperance question is to be decided by the farmers next fall and the lost revenue argument Should have very little weight with them. The Sunday issue of the Burlington Ilawkeye contains a neatly written story with a moral. Farmer Medderlark tells how he was taken in last fall by the campaign confidence men. He leaves his Pea Moines county farm for a day or two and goes into Burlington to see if Who Stories told him about advancing prices by the confidence men were true, and and loses control of himself in his astonishment upon finding that he could get S3 pounds of granulated sugar for $1. He has several columns of experiences in finding out how he had been worked by the confidence men and finally goes home kicking himself because he helped defeat Goy. Gear for re-election to congress. The moral of the story seems to be, "You can fool all of the people part of the time and part of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." HIGH LICENSE AND THE FARMER. It has never yet been demonstrated by the Democratic press why high license would be more advantageous to the farmer than orohibiton. Admitting for the sake of argument that prohibition has been a complete failure, as argued by the Democracy,—a fact which we very emphatically deny—wherein would the advantage of a system of high license come in to the farmer ? The farmer constitutes a big majority of the people of Iowa. It rests entirely with him to sustain or repudiate prohibition next fall. It cannot be argued that a change from prohibition to high license will accomplish an advantage to the farmer indirectly by giving a business boom to the state. In the matter of increasing prosperity, Iowa has kept -abreast and ahead of her sister stales. The cry that prohibition was killing Iowa is played out, and is not now given its old time prominence as a war cry of the high license party. We are told now that prohibition has not prohibited and that our cities have lost an immense revenue owingtothe system. It is the lost revenue then that is just at present making the big argument for the high license system. How would a revenue that finds its way into the treasuries of our cities and towns to build new streets put in systems of waterworks and pay off city debts benefit the farmer? How has the Sioux City Palmer system of license benefitted the farmers of Woodbury county? The farmers of this state cannot afford to trade off the good name of Iowa and the happiness of Iowa homes to secure a system of revenue that will bring a moniedbenefit to our cities alone. We maintain that the best prosperity will never come to our cities through the door way of the saloon, but admitting the democratic argument that high license would prove a benefit to the cities of Iowa, we would like to have some dem; ocratic organarise and explain just when and how, high license would be of benefit to the farmers. This is a matter for the farmers to think about. JUDGE STJIDBLB ON THE SALOON. In Sunday's Cedar Rapids Republican. You ask me "What ought the Republican party to do on the saloon question?" There is only one of two things it can do: (1) Surrender to the defiant saloon with its undisguised contempt for law, or (2) take up with courage the battle which the saloon has tendered, and fight it to the death. The saloon as the ally of the Democratic party has undertaken the task, with the help of that party, of destroying the Republican party. The position of the Democratic party, and its attitude towards the saloon, in my' judgment, makes very plain the duty of the Republican party. The question is, shall the saloon set at naught the law, and defy the will of the people of this great state? Shall the saloon dominate and control the political affairs of this state, as it does in some of the great cities of this country? Shall local sentiment in any county or city of Iowa which favors the open licensed saloon to exist by the express authority of, and under the protection of the law, dominate the whole policy of the state? Shall the judgment of the great majority of the people of Iowa, whose respect for law and good order in society is the safety of all the people, be subordinated to such local sentiment, created and fostered by this evil which disturbs the peace and good order of every community where it is permitted to exist? Or, shall the judgment and sentiment of the majority, when expressed, and put into the form of law, prevail and command respect? The people of this state, by reason of the attitude of the saloon in its open and defiant disregard of law, are forced to the .consideration of a very important question. The majority of the voters of this state said, at a non-partiran election, that the saloon should not exist under the sanction of the law. The legislature, by the enactment of laws in answer to the expressed wish of the people, banished the saloon from the state, and declared that no man shoufd be permitted to run such an institution under the sanction of law, and severe penalties were provided for the violation of the statute. Subsequent legislatures have repeatedly refused to modify or change the law at the demand of the saloon. Have the saloons rendered a cheerful obedience to the law? No. In all parts of the state, by reason of the encouragement it has had from the attitude of the Democratic party, it has held the law in contempt, and in some parts of the state openly defied it and the general public sentiment of the people of the state; and it is a significant fact that this open defiance of law on the part of the saloon exists only in localities where there is a Democratic majority. Why is this so? Because the Democratic party courts, and expects the support of the saloon, and the saloon expects, through Democratic success at the polls, and through the repeal of the pro hibitory law, to be able to keep open its doors, under the protection and authority of law. What it does now in a few localities in defiance of law, it demands the right to do under the warrant of law in all parts of the state. The Democratic party stands pledged, if given the power, not to compel the saloon to obey the law by conforming to its wholesome requirements, but to relieve it from its position of open disregard of law, by repealing the statute which is so repugnant to it. When the law is so modified as not to seriously interfere with it, but to give it attitude of the saloon in its defiance of law and contempt for public sentiment, in my judgment, makes the duty of the Republican party very plain. The Republican party, in the next state convention, should declare most emphotically for the supremacy of law and good order in society, and for the maintenance and enforcement of our present laws for the suppression of the saloon. Let the issue be clearly and sharply drawn. Put the question squarely: "Shall the people of Iowa be forced to abandon, at the behest of the saloon, the laws exacted to promote happiness and good order in society, and guard the homes of our commonwealth?" We know the position of the Democratic party on the saloon question. We know where the saloon itself and all its sympathizers stand in regard to it. The question now is, Where will the Republican party stand? Will it, as in the past, A. M. & G. M. JOHNSON! CATALOGUE FOB 1801. meet this question courageously and with fidelity and devotion to what is right? Will it continue to stand with and by the people in their expressed judgment that saloons shall not exist in Iowa by sanction pi" law? If it does not falter now, I have no doubt as to the result of the coming struggle. Right will prevail. The path of duty leads straight over the hill. Let us Republicans walk in it, no matter if the voice of the saloon, arrogantly demanding for itself an existence by sanction of the law, would persuade us to take a seemingly easier path, by the way of broken pledges, ruined homes, and a cowardly betrayal of the interest of the people. The Republican party can not even afford to reach temporary success by any more favorable attitude towards the saloon, nor by listening to the specious pleas made in its interest. The .poople have spoken on this question. The Republican party will do well to give heed in the future as it has in the past to 'the expressed will of the sovereigns of our state. Vox populi vox Dei. G. R. STRUBLE. Walter A. Wood Mowers and Single Apron Binding Harvesters, the "Big Injun," Little Yankee, and J. I. Case Triumph Sulky Plows. 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By way of answer to tbe inquiry, if 'beet sugar could be made in a small way —if six or seven farmers could club to- getber put up a cheap apparatus and mate tbeir own sugar, tbe department of agijfculture replied, that owing to tbe elaborateness of tbe process and %e cost- i ol tbe machinery beet sugar could profitably °» A Laily, in South Carolina Writes: 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 ia gold. Address The Bradfleld Reg. Co. Atlanta, Ga. for particulars. Sold by J 1 . W- Dingley audfrr. L. A. Sheets. 37-31 To ±uu IMTEBBSTED— I will be through tbe country on my old beat in a abort time, castratiog 00% It. T. sanction and protection, the saloon magnanimously proposes to become law abiding! Until then, the public sentiment which desires peace and good order in society, by the extermination of the saloon, must be defied and set at naught, together with the laws enacted to effectuate that end. The question is no longer one of method in controlling the sale of intoxicants. The saloon and sympathizers say the Republican party, by seeding to banish it, has committed political suicide and is barely entitled to decent interment. I know there are many Republicans who sincerely believe that the cause of temperance could be better promoted by a high license law than by the present statute. But, while entertaining that view, they have not been the apologist of the saloon, but most of them have been outspoken against it and have loyally supported and stood by the party ia its struggle with the saloon and its • friends. Their fidelity to Republican principles has led them to subordinate their own personal views on this question to their desire for the success of tbeir party. 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