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J Y I VOL. XX. ALG-ONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1891. No. 30, AL(m^ PUBLISHED KVKRY WKDNKSDAV STARR * HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS, W. HAYS, Editor. Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year, in advance iji.co 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 Office for ; Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed in tills county. Steam power. BET"Advertising rates made known on application. This paper is the official paper of Kossuth county and the city of Algona, Reciprocity is the "open sesame" to Republican success in 1892. James G. Blaine is too great a man to be president of the United States. It is a pretty mean man who will misrepresent Iowa for any purpose whatso ever. The Des Moines Register thinks the tariff will name the next president of the United States, To read the Humboldt Kosmos a per| son would infer that the editor of that > paper constitutes a majority of the peo , pie of Humboldt when the question of jMr. Dolliver's popularity down that way I is being considered. * J. S. Clarkson, of the . State Register, was unanimously elected president of the J|-. National Republican League, last Thurs§ day. This is a fitting recognition of an able man, and a stalwart Republican from a stalwart Republican state. Gov. Boies has made another speech about Iowa. Published side by side with his corn speech the two would furnish a most interesting study. The governor now represents Iowa to be the very Bue.lah land of the whole country. Ho is a.funriy man, Governor Boies is. The first official act of Mayor Washburne, of Chicago, was to order that all gambling houses be immediately closed. For two years they have run riot in that city, the law being paralyzed in the hands of Mayor Cregier. Washburne will give Chicago a cleaner administration. The Dubuque Telegraph administers a just rebuke to the Times for referring to r. Heiser of the Sioux City Journal as the "hired editor." Mr. Heiser may be a ired man but his pen has given the Sioux Journal its reputation. With- at any exception he is the ablest editoral liter in Iowa. The fling of the Du- Ique Times was just a little undignified and uncalled for. The enthusiasm manifested at the Republican League convention held in Cincinnati last week was suggestive of the \enthusiasm with which Republicans every where will enter into the -canpaign \of 1892. Republicans are taking courage. If the tide of public sentiment continues to turn in the direction of reciprocity and the McKinley bill Republican success'in 1892 is a foregone conclusion. The Democratic "organs" are trying to make it appear that president Harrison is making his tour of the country for political purposes. Of course they have to say something. It is to bad when the chief magistrate of the United States can't make a tour of the country for the primary purpose of becoming acquainted "with the people and the industries of the different states without having his motives impugned. That the President is making votes for the next Republican nominee we are glad to observe, but that only an incident and not the object of lis trip. •The postal subsidy bill is already bear- Jag fruit thus early in the season. The Ionian company have been induced to undertake the construction two new Ocean grey-hounds equal to the fastest vessels that float. These two new vessels will be built in America at an estimated cost of $4,000,000 and they are to fly the stars and stripes wheu completed. These $4,000,000 will be turned into the channels of circulation and give employment to hundreds of American laboring men and mechanics. This is only a beginning. The Democrats of the last Congress tried to defeat the postal subsidy bill. The Southern Alliance is too rank a weed to grow in northern $oil. It is an organization for class purposes, of the narrowest and most bigoted kind. The following resolution was adopted at a recent k Reeling of the Kansas Alliance editors 'j which Senator Peffer presided. "We fdenm the organization known as the ad Army of the Republic, organized lie purpose of preying upon the I States treasury, and thereby filca- i the people, in the form of pen- floey not their due. We also condemn the membership of said organ ization for pressing upon and demanding of the people the right to hold office, and be recognized as an active factor in the politics of the country." The Southern Alliance will soon run itself out north of Mason and Dixon's line. The Republican state centeral committee meets in DcsMoines May Oth to fix a date and place for the next Republican state convention. It is not a day too early for the committee to meet and map out the general lines for the coming campaign. The Republicans of Iowa should take up the cudgel for a business like campaign and they cannot take it up too soon. We are in favor of an early state convention. The McKinleyites expressed an abhorrence for cheap coats and declared that cheap coats made cheap men. Well, does cheap sugar make cheap men? If coats took a tumble like sugar a great many cheap men could wear better clothing.—Algona Courier. Of course the Courier refuses to see the point again, as usual. It is probable that the man who makes our cheap sugar wears a cheap coat. He is not a citizen of the United States however and we are glad of it. The American workman is not a cheap enough man to make sugar in competition with the other feilow, and we have had a pretty stiff tariff on sugar too most of the time. The tariff on sugar proved to be a"tariff for revenue only," a tax upon the consumer —a tariff after the heart of the Democratic party, and a Republican congress repeal- that tax and is now trying another meth od to encourage the home manufacture of sugar. The bounty method makes the erection of a beet sugar factory in Kossuth County a possibility. The Courier is in favor of a cheap coat with a cheap man inside of it. So is the entire democratic party. We are in favor of raising our own wool, in other words we are in favor of giving American sheep a chance. So is the Republican party. Yes, cheap sugar may make a cheap man, but we are dead certain of one thing, he don't live in Uncle Sam's domain. We don't want to make cheap men of our farmers and laboring men to get cheap coats: we don't want any cheap men in this country. The Courier of March 24th in referring to the new alliance paper just started at Estherville got off the following, incidentally: It is published by Woods Bros, and claims to be what its name .indicates, an alliance paper whose purpose is to protect the dear farmers frarn all monopolies and leeches. We wish the newspaper success if that is really its object, but we cannot see the necessity of such, when the democratic press and party are demanding and fighting for all that any farmer can reasonably ask. The democratic party woulfl give them an even show with every other man and that is all any man should ask. Class legislation for the farmer is as bad as class legislation for any one else. The Democratic party is a great friend of the farmer. Will the Courier tell its farmer readers what the Democratic party has ever done for them anyway, beyond making a desperate endeavor at every campaign to get the farmer before the eyes of the country as an impoverished man,—the Gov. Boies method of benefiting the farmer and making the Demo- cratieparty solid with the granger vote?— The democrats of'tue Fifty first congress wanted to help the farmer by putting wool on the free list and rnakrag him quit sheep raising. They wanted to put some other things on the free list also, that the farmer raises. We might call the attention of the Courier to the fact that a great many million dollars out of that "billion dollar steal" the Democratic press have been talking so much about lately, were for agricultural appropriations. We might further remind the Courier that it recently made editorial mention of the department of agriculture with Jeremiah Rusk at the head, and the Iowa State Agricultural college, as unnecessary institutions and "humbugs that ought to be abated." The Democratic party has done a great deal for the farmer, and the Algona Courier is a representative Democratic organ. FREE SUGAR AND PROTECTION. New York Press; "If free sugar is a messenger of glad tidings, why not other necessaries?" asks a small Ohio contemporary, echoing free trade organs in Eastern lities. "Why shouldn't tariff reduction affect clothing, bats, carpets, blankets and every thing else in the same way?" There is an old adage about answering a fool according to his folly, which tempts us to ask this writer if brains are intended to solve human problems, why he does not use his own to answer his inquiries, but on second consideration it is feared that brains are someihiaguuknowu to his composition. Yet it is such inquiries as these, fiilling the weekly local papers by which the minds of people are influenced, and The Press proposes to briefly reply to these questions, We cannot supply ourselves with, sugar, tried it aid f%Hs& Ws 90*- sume annually 90 per cent more sugar than we can raise even under a high protective duty. Sugar is therefore a non-competitive article, and it has been put on the free list, where all non-competitive articles belong under the protective policy. We can make clothing, hats, carpets and blankets to supply our own needs, but in order to do it must pay a higher rate of wages to employes than is paid abroad. This.the protective duty compels manufacturers to do. At the same time inventive genius and competition in sales keeps down the prices of such commodities, and they can be bought, grade for grade, as cheaply here as abroad. They are articles on which foreign competition would ruin our manufacturers but for protection. FLAX PAYS. Cedar Rapids Republican: Consul Thomas Hecnan, of Odessa, writes to the state department that the flax fibre raised in Russia is manufactured into $20,000,000 worth of goods annually. The linseed oil is worth $5,000,000 and the oil cake sells for $2,500,000. Furthermore, Russia has 13,000,000 bushels of seed to export. These are the results of cropping 3,700,000 acres. Mr. Heenan says: "The possibilities which the cultivation of the flax fibre offers to American farmers is equaled only by the surprise that such possibilities have been thus far neglecttd, if, indeed, they were not altogether unknown. The seed has been cultivated with more or less satisfactory results in the United States; but the fibre practically, not at all. The climate, soil and conditions generally throughout the northwest are very favorable to the cultivation of the flax fibre as well as the seed. After a short experience as to the primary manipulation or handling of the flax fibre our farmers could produce flax which would compare favorably with the best varieties of the fibre. It seems strange that a practical people like ourselves should for years have been satisfied to cultivate flax for the seed at a value of about $15 per acre, and at tue same time we allow 600 pounds of flax fibre per acre to rot on the ground, the flax fibre having a value, after being manipulated, of $180 per ton," A TRADE JOURNAL TALKS. The St Louis Grocer, a trade Journal makes a forcible argument for the tariff law in the table given below, -or more properly speaking a forcible knockdown of the arguments made against it by the democrats during the campaign last fall. We reprint the table from the Grocer. Bear in mind the prophecies of the Bourbon press while you read it. Retail „,, T> Ketail price Old Present Price April ,. Duty. Duty. Oct. l,'oo. 10,'• Alum c-ioc (i-ioc s 5 s Almonds cc 5c '• shelled.. 7^0 7«c Blacking 25 p c 25 p c parley i/ 2 c -.'c Bdans, bushel—lOpc 4oe Beeswax 20 p c Free (Jheese 4c uc Cream Tartar .... cc Chocolate ......... 2u Cocoa ............ 20 Currents ........ ic Bates ........... ie Kice .............. 2' Kaisins ............ 20 Sal Soda .......... 140 Soda Bicarb ....... iy t u Soap Castile ..... 20 p c Sardines J4s ...... 5u Salt pkgs, per 100 pounds .......... I2c Allspice ground.. DC Sugar ............ 2^<j louacco .......... sc cc 2c Free Free 2c ~Jic 1C 1'ic oc 12C oc Free uc 11) 31 10 (i a TO 35 1 Swiss, soc ) -Uio (l> ,, (l>om..isc 45 37 40 T'/ 5 10 5 5 IS 24 5 18 38 10 C 2 50 35 32 BO 18 40 37 40 0 8 7 12 5 5 18 24 - ............... Honey, gallon ..... 2110 |iops ............. sc Macaroni and ver- i ,, micelli ........... f 1 '" Condensed Milk. .20 p o Mustard .......... ioc Matches per gross.35 p c Olive Oil. gallon.. 25 pc Oatmeal ........... i.£ 0 Orange Peel .. .35 'ij c Peanuts ....... ic Prunes ........ ' ' ic 20C 15C 15 15 14 Ib §1 20 Ib SI 42 42 30 20 12 Iti 12(4 30 30 (ioc import I 12 1 8c dom. 20 p c iu ioc coc Dolman, ic I5c doz bxs. 25C 2 40 1C 3 2C 18 1C !Hi4 8 !) 1C 50 15 2 40 4 IT/j li) The cry of the campaign howler was that everything, especially the necessaries of life, would be a great deal more expensive after the passage of the McKinley bill. A careful perusal of the above table is enough to convince anyone that the price of groceries has not changed materially since last October as a result of the new tariff law excepting in the case of sugar and one or two other items. Prices fluctuate from time to time, tariff or no tariff, and are always regulatedtoagreat extent by the law of supply and demand. The purpose of aprotective tariffistocreate a home supply. The above table is significant only in so far as it proves the the falsity of the campaign prophecies of the Democratic party. NEWS BRIEFS. Iowa raised last year 78,000 pounds of tobacco. President Harrison is now on the Pacific coast. Judge Chase, of Webster city, died last Monday night. Hempstead Washburne was inaugurated Mayor of Chicago Monday. South Dakota is growing excited over the discovery of gold iu the Black Hilla. The Odd Fellows are participating ia a general celebration of the founding of the order. Jack the Kipper has uiad« his appear- ance in New York city and renewed his work of butchery. The Behring Sea case has been postponed by the United States Supreme court until the first Monday in October. The trial of Plenty Horses the murderer of Lieut. Casey, is still in progress at Sioux Falls. There is little hope for Plenty Horses. East Dubuque had a big fire Monday destroying the planing and flouring mills of Most & Son with other buildings adjoining. Loss nearly $40,000. It is feared that a general strike upon the part of the 10,000 or 12,000 miners in this state is imminent. The miners are demanding an eight hour day. United States district attorney Grant has completed his investigation of the New Orleans case and sent in his report by mail. Tlie nature of his report is not known; F. T. Hansen a farmer living near Le Mars was shot and killed by a young men named Reifstreck last Sunday. Reifstreck and another young man were quarling and Hansen interfered when he was shot down. An unsuccessful attempt was made to wreck the midnight passenger train on the Northwestern road near Saylor, Iowa Sunday night. Ties were placed across the track, but were discovered in time to avert a wreck. The state Sunday-school convention will be held in Mason City Juae 16 to 18. Mason City will provide free entertainment for all who may attend. Prominent Sunday-school workers from Chicago, Peoria,Minneapolis and other points outside the state will be present and will par- participate in the interesting programme that has been prepared. An-attempt was made to rob the Oak Creek National bank at Valparaiso, Nebraska, Monday. Just as the bank was being closed three masked men marched in and ordered all present to throw up their hands. All obeyed but one, T. J. Donnelson, a patron of the bank, who drew a revolver and commenced shooting. The robbers returned the fire and Donnelson was fatally injure"d. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. 82 or three boxes for $5. Positively remove all 1KKEGULAKTT1E8 or money refunded. THE AMERICAN PILL CO.. royalty proprietors, Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. H. Bos with & Son, Milwaukee : I!obt. Stevenson & Co. Chicago. Ketailed by Dr. L. A, Sheetz, Algona. 10-40-yr 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 unimproved land 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 fayorable terms? Do you want anything in a legitimate line of banking? For any and all of the above, please consult It. M. Kichmoiul at the Commercial Hotel and Farmers' and Traders' Bank Block, Bancroft, Iowa. THE NEW WEBSTER JUST FUBUSHED-EHTIRELY NEW. WEBSTER'S INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY A GRAND INVESTMENT for the Family, tha School, or the Library. Revision 1ms been in progress for over 10 Years. Slorothan 100 editoriallaborers employed. SSOD.IIUO expended before first copy was printed. Oritk-ul examination invited. Get the Best. Solil by all Booksellers. Illustrated pamphletfree. 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STOUGH. 1 THE GRANGE Dry Goods, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Groceries, Crockery etc, etc. Free Delivery. Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutchins, J. C. Blackford, President. Vice-President. Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages. West of TbodnitOD House. M . z . GROVE| MANA<JER . We can now make loans on Improved Lands from one to ten year's time and give the borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof in even Sioo at any time when interest falls due. Ihis s Iowa Money, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address. FARM LOANS. H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. DO YOU Any Farm Machinery this year? Remember that I handle all the leading makes and that my prices are all right. A little memory exercise of this kind will pay you. 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