The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1891 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 6, 1891
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VOL, XX. ALGONA, KOSSITTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1891, No. 81. KVKRV WEDHKSDAV. STARR * HALLbCK, 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 stepped and all arrearages are paid, AND JOB PRINTING. The equipment of the IIEPTOLIOAN OWIlce for Book and Job Printtne; is unsurpassed in this county. Steam power. lap Advertising rates made known -on application. This paper is the olllcial paper of Kos- sutli county aud the city of Algona, Democratic talk is cheaper -than ever: Largely on account of McKinley. One democratic governor in twenty- five years ought to be enough to satisfy Iowa. seven or eight years ago, while at the same time the value of Iowa farms has enormously increased. The experience of your immediate neighbors around you has been the experience of the farmers of the entire state. It will interest the farm ers to know that while the mortgage indebtedness of the farms of Iowa has decreased since 1882, and the mortgage indebtedness on town lots has almost doubled. And it is probably safe to assume that Iowa farm lands as a whole during the past eight or ten years can show a greater increase in value than the town property of the state as a whole can show during the same space of time. The farmers are getting out of debt and earning a competence in Iowa faster than finy other class of people. One third of the registered voters in the state of New York did not vote at the last election. The 'Hstay at home" was responsible for a share of the landslide last November. The first care of tall Republican campaign committees hereafter should be to take steps to see >that the party polls its itill strength on 'election day. The Iowa Democrocy is at its old tricks again. An effort is beirag made by the Democrats to get a third party ticket in the field for the purpose of subtracting votes from the Republican majorities. How far will they be <ab]e to hoodwink the farmers? We have more about this in another column clipped from the Des Moines Capital. Let the farmers read it. The Republican State Central committee meets in Des Moines today. We are in hopes that an early date will be fixed for the state convention. There is no reason for a delay. The issues of the campaign are all determined, and so far a'S' the DemocratiC',party is concerned the candidates are as good as known. Let us hear the opening'Strains of the campaign music this year as early as possible. ON THE DOG TROT TO EUIN. Who has not noticed the "peculiar trot of the canine tribe and wondered at it? The Democratic brethren will pardon us for the use of a homely simile which suggests itself from the present actions of the Democratic body politics. The head of the party is badly 'out of line as indicated by Mr. Cleveland's silver letter, and the tail end of the party, consisting of the greater bulk of its voters, is deflecting obstinately in the-direction of free coinage. As a resultant of these conflicting forces the whole party seems to be going, as it were, on a dog trot to defeat in .1892. In 1875 wire nails were worth 10 cents per pound; in 1882 13.32 cents per pound and in 1891 2.1 c&nis per pound. In 1875 the duty on wire nails was one cent per pound. In 1888 the duty on nails was increased to four cents per pound. The year previous, 1882,-we manufactured 50,000 kegs of nails of-100 pounds each. In 1890 we manufactured 3,500,000 kegs of pounds each. Nails are now worth cents per pound. The tariff has done it all. Hear the conclusion of the whole Fmatter:—"the tariff is a tax." ANOTHER FROM DOLLIVER. Congressman Dolliver made another of his big the recent banquet of the American Protective Tariff League in New York City. We have only .room in this issue to give a sentiment or two from the speech. Dolliver has an unshaken faith in Iowa,-and the policy that is making Iowa rich by further diversifying the industries of the country and .creating a larger market for the products of our farms. In the course of his speech Mr. Dolliver said: The people whom I represent do not seek any bankrupt sales; they are not in search of bargains that bring to their firesides the atmosphere of waut. If the importers of this town wait lor their victory until the .farmers of Iowa vote the man. hood out of American life, or institute a boycott against the United States of America, tJiey will crowd Methuselah for first place. There is not a village in Iowa that has not its board of, trade, with a brass band and a ' cash donation for any well dressed man that will come to it and agree to enter into any form of industrial enterprise. Farmer Woods >of -Port Dodge has left Iowa and gone to Chicago, where he will engage in the -commission business. It will be remembered that he was the Democratic farmer' .candidate who ran against Dolliver last fall. The next thing we hear of Bro. Woods he will probably be running for Aldea>man in Chicago on the farmers' ticket. It .was a pretty good jokfi, all that talk in-the Democratic papers about the farmer .candidate last fall. Mr, Woods let up on 'his rural pursuits pretty suddenly after -election. He was one of those men, lik« Governor Boies who farm at long range and let the tenant do the work for an interest in the crops. England is saturated with beer and soaked with rum and ie getting worse every year. The amount of'beer consumed in England increased last year 4 per cent, and the amount of rum consumed increased 12 per cent. This increase took place in the face of an increased 'duty on beer and 'spirits of all kinds. It is said that 1,900,000 people in London alone, are up ion the border land of starvation, owing rto the lack of work and tlie habit of (Squandering everything earned .upon the •dram shop. England would toe a good country for some of our anti-prohibition, anti-McKinley bill friends to emigrate to. They would find a state of society in feeeping with their ideas. The total real estate mortgage indebtedness of Iowa is $199,034,950. Over 25 per cent, of this amount is on town lots. These figures are from a recent bulletin issued from the census office, aud are official. Iowa's mortgage indebtedness has for some time formed a favorite text for the apostle of calamity, and the figures look startling, but when the matter is analyzed the one hundred and ninety nine million dollars mortgage indebtedness loses some of its terrors—it is no longer such a startling proof of Iowa's poverty but rather an evidence of the enterprise and prosperity of Iowa farmers. The census report sbows that 00 per cent of the farm mortgages of Iowa were given for purchase money. It is not a bad state after all that encourages the farmer to go into debt offering him at the same time a guarantee that he can get out. There is no better or gafer se- parity in the world than an Iowa mortgage. Iowa farmers are in debt »pj eo feayily in debt according tp l#nojt of tne census office as wey PLEDGED TO THE SALOON. The Democratic editor-of the Dubuque Herald was .present at the meeting of the Democratic -state central committee in Des Moines last week and sent the following dis,patch to his paper: Most of the talk that I heard, and I have been told it was .the same in the conference, was upon .policies and principles. Nothing at all was said about candidates, except that -it was taken as a matter of ^course that Governor Boies would head the ticket.aud lead it to victory again. .Not a man on the ground but seemed perfectly confident of ,ihe result next fall by a .good round majority, and especially so if the Republicans will accommodate them by putting up that old time prohibitionist "Fanner Wheeler" It was the general idea that prohibition would be the main issue in the fight, and that as the campaign progressed the big fight would be on members.of the legislature in the doubtful counties. There is a strong .determination among the people, and especially with the business men, to remove prohibition from the statute book, and this can only be done by the election of the members of the legislature. As outlined in conversation it seemed to be the prevalent idea that prohibition wonld be the main issue, the tariff would come next, and then railroad legislation aud silver. There was more talk about a silver resolution than any other one thing. What should be the expression on that? It was the universal sentiment that the party platform should be bold and have no uncertain sound on that subject. The language of the state platform last year, was conceded by all to be safe, judicious and expressive. The current of thought was well expressed by Hon. Fred White, con gressman-elect from the Sixth district. "Do not enlarge," said he, "or modify the position taken at Cedar Rapids on the 6th of August, 1890, but incorporate it bodily into our platform this year. I don't know of a democrat in all my district who will go back on that." Here we have it on the very best of Democratic authority,. Prohibition is to be the leading issue of the campaign and the Democratic party is tp corae out in open championship of the saloon. The party will pledge themselves in the Ottumwa platform to remove prohibition from the statute books if the people of Iowa will give them a majority in the legislature. The Democratic party says to the saloon; "I am your friend," and it has no apology to offer the people for such an affiliation. The Republican convention will have but one course to pursue aud that will be to write as strong an endorsement of prohibition as possible in the state platf era. Let the fight be made squarely and fairly uppn the prohibition issue and we have no fear as to the results. ods of conducting a campaign, and in part to an apathy upon the part of the Republican party. The Republican party is not dead yet as many have been inclined to suppose, but shows every evidence of an awakening to a newness of life that will be a suprise to the Democratic party in 1892. Every where there is evidence of an enthusiastic awakening among Republicans, sufficient in itself to guarantee Republican success in 1892. But more encouraging even than this revival in the Republican camp is the fact that the people are swinging into line again with the old party, the mugwumps are coming back, and that ever uncertain element in' politics is floating back to the Republican party upon the tide of public opinion. The misrepresentations of the Democratic party in the last election are coming to light continually while the wisdom of the McKinley bill is growing more apparent every day. Factories are going up for the employment of American labor ai a result of the bill and prices on the whole are cheaper than they were before. All these things are having an effect. Reciprocity is a Republican idea and is growing more popular every hour. The masterly conduct of the State department in several critical moments and the general business like conduct of the administration as a whole have made many friends for the Republican party. What of the Democratic party. With all of the promises and prophecies still remembered by the people, and pledged to the repeal of the McKinley tariff law which is growing to be a more and more popular measure, the Fifty-second Congress will have to play its cards carefully. The least mistake would be sure to 'bring its consequences. The Democratic party is in poor trim for a battle. It is divided on the silver question., and has gone on record against reciprocity, it has lied to and it has fooled the people and the people are .finding it out. The Detroit Tribune speaks thus encouragingly of the future : prospects of the Republican party: Under the sagacious leadership of such men as Mr. Clarkson and a host of others whom we might name, the Republican party'Of to-day is undergoing a rejuvenation as real as that which every Spring clothes the wakened earth with verdure. JVe note in the utterances of party leaders the strong faith in the continued viril ity of the Republican party, which leads, to conviction of its ability to with the present and face the-future. There exists no reason why young men should not/find in this organization the embodiment of their ideals and the means for accomplishing their purposes. The Republicans, enjoying the prestige of along lease of power without abuse, are now pre-eminently representative of the National spirit. Its financial policy has become the admiration of the world. Its commercial policy, now successfully developing, has already struck alarm into the hearts of competing old world nations, whose supremacy is threatened. In .foreign affairs theRepblican party has maintained the dignity of the nation, and is now extending its intluenee over the Western hemisphere, where our civilization is destined to become dominant. The Republican party has shown a grasp of events, a power of dealing with issues newly arisen, which can not fail to command the allegiance of the new. generation of voters. For there is really no other choice. The Democratic party is halting as it ever was. Divided upon them to the mill and saw them into boards, and at least two dollars more to deliver from the mill to the American side. We speak frotti a personal knowledge of what it cost 80 years ago in Canada to produce lumber when good hands could be hired at $12 a month. Then we have to pay Canada two dollars a thousand for the privilege of buying there. This is an export duty. We find the of laying lumber down from Canada hero to be: cost on American Bide $10, add freight to this, $18.95; total cost in Rolfe; $23.95, per M., for rough sawed mill run pine boards. We have reckoned the lumber at cost of transportation, no duty, no middle man's profits, adding duty it would make it $1.50 more, or $25.40. We turn to our lumber dealers and ask the price of lumber such as we describe and find it $12 to $18 without profit to them. Allowing $2 per M. for handling and we make the price average to the consumer $17. We take off the duty; $1.50, and it is $15.50, the price of lumber in this market when bought at the nearest home market. Buying^hc lumber in the nearest Canadian market and delivering it in Rolfe, would cost $23.95, duty free, add to this the same rate for handling that is given for American lumber and we have $25.95 as the cost per M. in Rolfe of this free Canadian lumber. What a grand thing it would be for the poor settler on these bleak Iowa prairies to have to pay $25.95 for lumber under free trade when he gets it for $15.50, home made. The facts are well known to everyone who tries to keep posted that here in Rolfe we are buying lumber just as cheap as in the older settled parts of Canada. This free lumber cry made to catch the unthinking is but the appeal of the demagogue to the ignorance of those not posted to get them to believe a lie, that so believing they may vote for the perpetuation of a theory which is not true. AGENCY CELEBRATED iOOTS&SHOES ESTABLISHED 1843 FHEB IGGEST TRADE MARK.COP.YRBHTEI& I have a Large Stock of BOOTS and SHOES. I can give you a good assortment to choose from and prices as LOW AS THE LOWEST. Home made Harness. Trunks, Valises etc. THE GRA!(r J.1J.JO U JLixlli U as the tariff question, swayed by ignorant clamor for debased currency, indifferent to, the commercial welfare of the country, and heedless of the sanctity of the ballot, the Democratic party does not present a single principle' capable of attracting young men to its standard. Tried in many another emergency, the Republican parly has proved equal to this one, due to a-niomentary palsy of the hand of leadership. Now that the reins have beep, taken up by those who have full comprehension of the growing necessities and broadening conceptions of the present, the Republican party will rally about iits new issues not only the young men, but also those potent factors of a great political organization—the men who think, and the men who act upon their convictions. NOT DEAD YET. The great land-slide of 1880 was dye part to the energetic work of tne FREE LUMBER. \Vhat a blessing free lumber would be to the settlers on the prairies of northwestern Iowa.—Free Trader. Rolfe Reveille: The only foreign source from which we can draw our supply of lumber is Canada, which has large timber supplies. The value of timber there dependsupon its proximity to settle ment and to streams of sufficient volume to allow its being rafted to market. The Ottawa river and its affluents have been worked for more than two hundred miles from the St. Lawrence, and every year drives the lumber merchant further north, into the region of the poorer pine. Lumber in the green state weighs more than 3,000 pounds to the thousand square feet. The rate from Minneapolis to Rolfe is 18 cents per hundred pounds or $3.90 per thousand. This is a distance of 200 miles. If we seek our supply of lumber from Canada, we find that Sault Ste. Marie whence the lumber of the north Superior region must come for distribution at the upper end of lake Michigan, is 500 miles from St. Paul, then it follows that if 300 of transportation cost $3.90, 500 mil«s would cost at same rate $9.75. Add these items together ajtd we have $13.65 §s toe cost of freight alone from tbe nearest accessible Canadian point to Rolfe. Ittakeeatleast six dpi- la«p«r thousand to fe,U tfe§ trees, A FRAUD. Des Moines Capital: The Democratic party is up to its old tricks. It has taken the republican farmers of Iowa for chumps once again. It is operating in disguise as usual. The Democratic party is working up a "farmers'party" and has promulgated the following call: April-^0, 1891.—Dear Sir and Brother: The period has at last arrived when the friends of industrial reform in Iowa should associate themselves for independent .political action. The movement is demanded by patriotic citizens in every part of the state without regard to former political affiliations. We think that an early state convention should be called. Representative men of the National Farmers' Alliance, Farners' Alliance and Industrial Union, Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association, State Grange, Knights of Labor, Citizens' Alliance, Federation of Labor, Trades Assembly, United Mine Workers, and all industrial organizations of the state will be invited to participate, not as representing organizations, but as individuals. We suggest the inclosed as the proper form for a call. Please sign the same and return to Jonathan Shearer, Red Oak, Iowa, who is authorized to publish the same as soon as yourself and others throughout the state are heard from. A. J. Westfall, Sergeants Bluffs, Iowa. G. T. Ash-by, Red Oak, Iowa. Jonathan Shearer, Red Oak, Iowa. F. F. Roe, Castana, Iowa. S. 8. Mann, Des Moines, Iowa. J. W. Gallagher, Minden, Iowa. S. M. Fairchild, Milford, Iowa, Every name signed to the above letter is the name of a democrat, and we are informed that the letter is being sent out on the letter heads of the National Farmers' Alliance, which letter heads are bogus and unauthorized. The object in sending out the call in every county to secure signatures is to inveigle republican farmers into the movement before they understand what it really is. We warn republicans against it, and we ask republicans to inquire if any farmers' party is being organized in the south where the Cotton Seed Oil Farmers' Alliance originated. Not much. The north is chosen for such work, to aim in putting the democratic party into power ia 1893. The republicans of Iowa want to understand this thing just as it is right at the start, and to brand it as a democratic movement in ambush. It is another Weaver- Sovereign trick. We challenge a denial of the statement that every name appearing to the above letter is that of a democrat. Mr. Roe is a democrat and was a member of the last general assembly from Monona county. Mr. Westfall is a democrat. Mr. Ashby, of Red Oak, has not been a republican for eighteen years. So on with the entire list of signers. Dry Goods, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Groceries, Crockery etc, etc. Free Delivery. Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutcliins, President. Vice-President. J. C. Blackford, Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Of Alg-ona, Iowa. ^-CAPITAL $50,000.00. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties who can furiiisn first-class security. • ^ Directors—Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutcliins, J. C. lllackford, "Wm. K. Ferguson. C. B. Hutcliins, Philip Dorweiler, A. D. Clarke. M. Z. GROVE. GKE3O"VE JOHN GROVE. LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages. West of Tiiorington House. M. Z. GROVE, MANAGER. FARM LOANS. We can now make loans on Improved LancU from one to ten year's time and give the borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof in even §100 at any time when interest falls duo. This is Iowa Money, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money furnished at once ou perfect title. Call on or address, H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. DO YOU Beggs' Cherry Cough Syrup has gained its great popularity simply on its true ment. It is equally as good in a case of deep seated cough as in a freshly taken cold, as it relieves the cough at once, so that the lungs and bronchial tubes are not irritated by continual coughing, thereby relieving them of all soreness. Sold by F. W. Dingley. 24-87 to learn millinery busi- E. REEVE & Co. ness. Any Farm Machinery this year? Remember that I handle all the leading makes and Beggs' Little Giant Pills are the best pill on the market for constipation, indigestion aud all derangements of the liver and bowels. E&ch package contains nearly one-oalf wore than the ordinary pill packages, bu,$ s^Us at tbe same price. Pi- rectjocs witq. ^Qii package. For sale by F, W. DiO^r; -— . ^e^'V4 f that my prices are all right, A little memory exercise of this kind will pay you. Look over my stock before you buy, It will cost you -nothing to see aud if you bu? it xp$y save you money, J. S. GALLAGHER

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