The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 27, 1891 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 27, 1891
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VOL. XX. ALG-02STA, KOSSTTTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1891. No. 34. ALGON A REPUBLIC AN * jnn ns- ffV lj-^ f - t f- a ,- . - ,-».- •* .^^x^^-^j^^-Xj^v^-^l^^^-u^Jw-,Jt^-^^-^-j PUBLISHED EVEttY WEDNHSDA V STARR & HALLOCK, Proprietors. JOS. W. HAYS. Editor. Terms of Subscription. .One copy, one year, In advance 51.60 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 Office for Book and Job Printing is unsurpassed in this county. Steam power. HT"Advertislng rates made known on application. This paper is the official paper of Kossuth county and the city of Algona, Iowa farmers were ''represented" in the Cincinnati convention by such "farmers" as J. B. Weaver. The fact that the political renegade Weaver was present at the Cincinnati convention and took part in the powwow ought to be enough to satisfy any Iowa man that he wants nothing to do with the new third party. Papers all over Iowa in and out of the Tenth district are printing Congressman Dolliver's New York Speech. No speech that our brilliant representative ever uttered in all of his brilliant career as an orator has been more widely published. Democratic papers are rejoicing in the downfall of Green B. Raum Jr., son of the commissioner of pensions. It reflects te&ibly upon President Harrison's administration is ihe idea, and they are making the most of it. It is a good thing that young Raum's crookedness was discovered as soon as it was. If there had been no Cleveland Anti. free coinage letter, says the Dubuque Telegraph" there would be no third party." The Telepraph seems to be dead sure about it. The Cincinnati convention was largely composed of crackbrained enthusiasts like Senator Peffer, and professional politicians like J. B. Weaver. Had Cleveland been the most vigorous advocate of free, coinage in the country the result would have been the same. The third party movement is to qa expected periodically like la grippe and kindred diseases. It is bound to have its ruii when the time comes, silver letter or no silver letter. Daniel Kerr of the Fifth District has J>een formally announced as a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. The Republicans could not make a better seleotion than Daniel Kerr. He is a stalwart among stalwart Republicans, and he has a political record behind him as a representative for the Fifth congressional district that will bear all the invest!,* gabion and scrutiny that the Democrats " want to give it. Mr Kerr is a farmer not a '" "farmer," ,and he plows his corn and milks his cows along with the other honest farmers of Grundy county. He is a prohibitionist of the out and out kind as ell convicted saloon keepers will find out if he is ever elected governor of Iowa. As an all around political orator Mr. Kerr bas no superior in Iowa and if he heads the Republican ticket he will sound a slogan that will be heard in the remotest 'corner of Iowa. He would give the Republican party an aggressive campaign. No better nair has been suggested for the nomination than the name of Daniel ,** Kerr. A few weeks ago in referring editoria- ^Jy to the desire manifested by certain Re> publican papers to sidetrack the question ,()f prohibition this year, the REPUBLICAN I got of the following sentiment which has bad the effect of stirring up the animals in a certain portion of the mugwump osed to the mug-wumpery that is asking camp. "The REPUBLICAN is as firmly opposed to a compromise with the saloon ele ijgient upon the prohibition question as it .'W&s to the mugwumpery that went back £"toa the Me Kinley bill when a little Republican back bone was needed." The " ,or of the Chariton Herald after quot the above from the REPUBLICAN 1 made the following comment and sent us k parked copy of his paper. We are inclined to the opinion that the i,,,%jugwumpery"that classesevery thing as |<i/*jnugwunjpery" which does not run in its jwnarrow groove, is about the worst kind of "W'mugwumpery" with which any editor Could be afflicted. When we are Involuntarily brought in contact with such exhibitions we are reminded of the statement that a drunk man always thinks that everybody else is drunk but I* Himself. The Herald is not very well acquainted rith the editorial policy of the Algona IEPCBLICAN or it would not have sent Igjjbroadthe bove unkind criticism. Wehave i largest charity Brother Brown for the liers but at the sametime we i in honest and courageous journal- Every newspaper »slioul<J hare a defined policy and bravely stand by jiarough the thick and thin of success , adversity. We admire the gver its views may be that , of the moraj element in it$ ite osra I wumpery that leans toward free trade in November and comes back into line in April when the price of sugar goes down and somebody commences to build a tin plate factory. We are opposed to the mugwumpery that is in favor of prohibition one year and bidding for the saloon vote the next. It is time for the Herald and other cold blooded Republican papers to understand that the temperance issue is clearly drawn in Iowa this year. It is a question of saloon or no saloon. The sooner certain of the Republican press Snd this out the better it will be for the Republican party. THE LIVE ISSUE OF THE HOUR Cedar Rapids Republican: In the matter of resurrecting the amendment, our lame layman judgment is that Attorney General Stone's position is correct and that President Harvey had best drop the role of resurrectionist and apply all his energies and the resources of the Tempe ranee Alliance to the very live issue of the hour. THE WAY THE WIND IS SLOWING. A glance at our column of "Press Opinions on The Issue" will convince anyone that Republican sentiment is not drifting very rapidly away from prohibition. The wind is blowing in the wrong direction for that. The little stir about sliding over prohibition in the state platform this year has had a very salutary effect in showing Low firmly grounded the Republican party really is in its opposition to the saloon element, and bracing up the river county contingent of the party that was anxious to see the campaign fought out alone on other issues. WHO ARE THE ENEMIES OF THE LAW? At a recent session of the Ottumwa Methodist district conference the following resolutions were adopted: "Whereas, The liquor associations of our nation have combined to overthrow our prohibitory laws; therefore, be it "Resolved, That we request our officers to use all reasonable efforts to enforce our existing prohibitory laws; that we request our coming legislature to strengthen and make more effective the present law; that we will not countenance any step looking to a compromise with the enemies of the law; that we will continue to agitate and educate until saloons are driven from our land." Do the brethern understand who are "the enemies of the law?" A saloon legislature would not be deeply moved by a petition coming from a body of Methodist preachers. The thing to do is to elect a legislature that won't need any '-requesting" to repeal the law—in other words,— to elect a Republican legislature. SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS. New York "Sun", April 7th, 91: Aboard the Thingvalla Line Steamship "Aekl," that arrived at this port on Sunday, there were 700 Scandinavian immigrants, healthy, hearty, pithy, and light- haired young people of both sexes. They were bound for the West, the far West, even for Dakota, where they will take up land and begin a new life as American farmers, raising grains, fruits, and cattle for their own nourishment and for the seryice of mankind. They were well dressed and as they marched ashore, they looked as though, they possessed all necessary sense, reason, and practical qualities. There were among them no paupers, or felons, or lunatics, or contract laborers, or persons afflicted with loath some diseases, and it was hardly necessary for the inspection agents at the Barge Office to take a look at them in order to see that they belonged to the class known as "desirable immigrants." They have come to America as bun- dredsjof thousands of other Swedes and Norwegians have come during the past forty years; they have struck out west to take land as those others did; and they are pretty sure of enjoying the prosperity that so many of their countrymen already eajoy here. To them let bountiful nature give good crops, fine breeds of cattle, and pleasant long lives. Now, if all our other immigrants from Europe, including those from Italy, Po land, Hungary, and Russia, were as spirited as these Scandinavians, and would follow their example, how much better it would be for them than crowding into cities, struggling for daily hash and spending years in complaining. plan of stamping unlimited values upon worthless paper, and making the poor rich with an abundance of "money." The make up of this third party ia always the same. There is always some Peffer or St. John with his following of enthusiasts. The flotsam . and jetsam of the older political parties is always a part of it. The political acrobat and grasshopper of the J. B. Weaver stamp is always therefor the possible spoils of office. The new National party is one of the most effervescent and unstable organizations in all the history of third parties. The meeting at Cincinnati was not a delegate convention. Half of the so called "delegates" present were from Kansas. The platform adopted was made up largely of generalities to which both of the old parties subscribe. In the matter of sub-treasury scheme proposed, the platform gets' away from the old parties, but the sub-treasury plank is too narrow and too weak to stand the airing up of a campaign. The collapse of the National party will be almost as sudden and complete as its advent into the world was noisy. It does not stand out by itself for a single principle that will commend it to the candid minds of intelligent American voters. THE CINCINNATI CONVENTION, The Cincinnati convention, last week was interesting only in the study it presented of that always dissatisfied, ever complaining, would be revolutionizing, rainbow grasping, office coveting, fanatical, factor in American politics. This factor is always present in our politics and probably always will be. Now it comes to the surface as a St. John prohibition party, agaia as a Greenback party with its shin piaster money and agaiu it comes into public notice iu. thu guise of the popstfosity recentfy ^ ft a t Cincinnati. It is always N ende^veria to THE NEW PARTY. Minneapolis Tribune: The convention at Cincinnati, while of much better material as a whole, resembles in many respects the famous "Arm-in-arm" convention at Philadelphia in '63, called to protest against the re-election of Abraham Lincoln. This convention was dissatisfied with everything that was, and in love with everything that was not. It took into its fold some of the brightest men of the nation who seemed to feel, and no doubt did feel, that the only safety to the republic lay in defeating the Republican party. It was an effervescing convention —there were cheers and prayers and singing and crying without end. When men who had opposed each other for many years walked down the aisles of the yon- vention arm-in-arm,* the enthusiasm of the delegates knew no bounds, and they clasped each other around the neck and thought the millennium had arrived. But the effervescence soon effervesced. The American mind while prone toi excite"- ment and eccentric wanderings, is after all a practical mind, and when the calm comes is apt to analyze questions and propositions luthlessly. The people soon tired of hurrahing and when they turned, they saw the tired face of the great president, still patiently but firmly fixed in the direction of national salvation and national unity; and they began to ask themselves if there might not be after all, honest men and faithful men and patriotic men outside of their own carping and complaining ranl^s; whether it might not be true after all that the party of liberty, organized to right the greatest wrong on earth was equal to righting the lesser wrongs of which the body public must always complain. The various bodies of men, with diverse interests, moulded into cue, at Cincinnati, have grievances. Who has not ? They do not think the organization of society is perfect, or that laws are universally just. Who is there 'that does? But can a few out of the many toilers of this earth correct all injustice, dry all tears and give to all a competence through speech making and resolutions? Human' i ity is about the same the world over. Selfishness, cupidity and ambition will crop out in this organization as in others, and the mass will find to their sorrow that they have shouted themselves hoarse over the birth of a child whose deformity will shock even its parents a little later. The money question is a great and im portant one, but the perpetuation of con stitutional liberty, the safety of the state the protection of the citizens and the conservation of this republic are of much greater moment. A party founded on the dollar, with nothing higher than a plan of money getting by some new ho cuspocus and without work, will fail, miserably, as it ought to. PRESS OPINIONS ON THE ISSUE. Tending to Vxeo Whiskey, Iowa State Register: A number of Democratic papers have taken up the argument for free whiskey. For the first time they seem to have the courage te acknowledge that the Democratic party is at heart not a license party. This doctrine is making converts very rapidly among the Democratic papers and there is every reason to believe that the Democratic mask of high license and "strict" control of the saloon will be thrown off and the contest this fall be made one, as far as the liquor question is concerned, strictly between prohibition and free whiskey. One of the latest converts to the frank policy of free traffic in intoxicating liquors is the Clarion. Democrat, which now declares tha.t "taxing a liquor bouse $500 or fl.OOO for the befteftt of tax pay era is wrong because it is exacting blood »oaey." This sentiment i« worthy to go into the cawpaigu by & s s^e of the imde by tbj " "• Elgin and Chicago Milk Cans. Heath & ffliliegan's ^ ED J PAINTS. 111 p B • '? . W . 110131118011 S I have been handling Stoves and hardware and during this time I have found no stoves that give as universal satisfaction as the For 21 Family Garland and Charter Oak Cook Stoves, In Gasoline Stoves I have the Jewell and Schneider & Trenkamps new process Gasoline stoves repaired and cleaned. Tinware repairing promptly attended to. For further information please call at respect lessens the evils of intemperance." If the Democrats want it so, let the issue be free wihiskey. The Eepublicans will gladly meet them upon it in the campaign and at the polls. Agreed on tlio Issue. Sioux CHy Journal: "Every republican, every prohibitionist, every citizen of Iowa, ought to know by this time what the issue in the Iowa contest thisyear is and will be. The issue is not a state board of commissioners or any other form of a state constaulary to enforce the prohibitory law—not at all—but whether there shall be a prohibitory law to enforce. "The question in Iowa is whether the prohibitory law shall be repealed or maintained. "A democratic legislature means the repeal of the prohibitory law, a republican majority in the legislature means its retention. This is the issue, and so far as temperance is concerned there is no other issue. "Have notjall intelligent prohibitionists woke up to the fact that the very existence of prohibition on the statute books of the state is involved? Have not all of them come to understand that prohibition must tbis year fight for its life? Do they not understand that every energy must be^ strained and; concentrated to keep prohibition from being wiped out of our book of law?" Commenting upon the above the Dubuque Telegraph the fairest Democratic paper in Iowa says. "This is a plain statement of the situation and issue. If the democrats stiall secure the the governor and a majority of each house of the legislature, prohibition will be wiped out. Should the republicans elect the governor, or, failing to do so, acquire control of both houses of the General Assembly or either of them, the law will be retained. The matter is simple and easily understood. A vote for the republican candidates will be a vote for prohibition; a vote for the democratic candidates will be a vote against it. It Works Hotli Ways. Wyoming Journal: The prohibition question is going to loom up in great proportions this season. The temperance people will work hard to make the election of a prohibition legislature sure, and in doing so will turn many democratic votes to the republican party if it comes out squarely on the temperance issue. Iowa is going republican and prohibition by a large majority this fall. Not uii Open Saloon in the Whole County. Anamosa Eureka: This question will undoubtedly be forced upon the voters of Iowa for decision at the coming election and in this county they have got to meet squarely the issue as to whether they will continue the present very effective enforcement of the law—at least to the extent that there is not an open saloon within our borders—or vote to fill up the town with wide open whisky shops and gin mills under a license law. If temper ance people in Iowa are really what they profess to be they will have no trouble in determining their duty. The outcome is dependent entirely upon their interest and activity in this matter. We believe that a tremendous struggle is before us. It is ours to be ready for it. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. The thirty-sixth animal State convention of the Republicans of Iowa will be held at Cedar Kapids, on Wednesday, July i, 1891. at 11 o'clock 11. in., for ibe purpose of placing ia nomination candidates for the following state offices: Governor. Lieutenant governor. Judge of cite supreme court. Supuvintendant of public instruction. Hallway commissioners. And fur the transaction of such other business as insy properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation will be one delegate for each county and one additional delegate for eacn 200 votes or fraction of 100 or overcast for \V. M. McFarlaud for secretary of state in 1800. The total number of delegates is 1.058. (KossutU county will bo entitled to 7 delegates.) I Us advised and earnestly requested that township and \yaid committees be elected and organized at tUe caucuses held to elect delegates to the county convention, and that the county central committee be selected and Qr- gauized at toe county convention held to appoint delegates to the state convention, and that these CftnuuUtees as organized be reported ' i'J r6. M4CK,«Wr«air J. E. BEATT1E. LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! 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Dry Goods, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Groceries, Crockery etc, eta, Free Delivery. Ambrose A. Call, D. H, Hutcluus, J. C. Blackford, President. Vice-President. CasWer. FIRST NATIONAL BANK LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE Best of Horses and Carriages. West of Tlxorington House. M-*. GBOVg, M*«A8i*,, H taken.. LOANS. . hi

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