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VOL. XX. ALGONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1891, No. 39, PUBLISHED KVBHY WKDNKSUA* STARRS HALLOCK, 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 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. (^Advertising rates made known on application. This paper is the official paper of Kos- snth county and the city of Algona, ANNOUNCEMENT. LOGAN Twr. CLAY Co. IA., June 3rd, 1891. ED. REPuntiiOAN : Please announce that at the request of friends In several counties of the 47th district, I am a candidate for State Senator, subject to the decision of the republican primaries. FRANK W. CALKINS. A STANDING OFFER. To any merchant In Algona who -will bear out the Courier's statement that It now costs $100 more to clothe i\ family of six children for one year by reason of the McKinley 1)111 than It would otherwise, ami prove It hy the prices at which ho IH now selling clothing in comparison with his prices of one year ago, the REPUBLICAN will give an entire page of its space for one year for advertising purposes. The Democratic platform doesn't say anything about Reciprocity this time. It is very easy to discover the disadvantages of the McKinley bill •when a stick and a jack knife are brought into requisition. Northern, Northwestern, Western and .Central Iowa were ignored when the time came to fix up the Democratic State ticket at Ottumwa, last week. Bill Nye declares that if someone would only solve the great question as to whether the "tariff is a tax" or .not, the air would be full of men getting down from the top of dry goods boxes and rail fences to make experiments with industry, and the rattle of closing of jack knives would gladden the hearts of every true American. The Faulkes Article in the Chicago Inter Ocean has failed to produce the effect desired by the author. Instead of administering a hard blow to prohibition, the article has had the effect of calling out a wider discussion of the question, and the facts are much better understood than they would have been otherwise. The Faulkes letter did not have the desired effect. Some days since, one Faulkes, the editor of a Democratic paper at Cedar Rap ids, had printed in the Inter Ocean, eleven colums of slush, trying to show, that the prohibitory law has been a failure in this state. The measure of the veracity of this Faulkes may be judged from his statement that there are eight saloon licenses in Manchester and fifteen in other parts of the county. The fact is there is not a saloon license, nor a saloon where liquor is sold, in the county. Those who best know the man who made the statement, are satisfied that he deliberately lied. And if in this case, why not in all else? His whole article is deceptive and misleading, and intended to be so, and is being denied and contradicted from all over the state.—Manchester Press. THE FIGHT IN IOWA. The Iowa Democrats have fulfilled gen >eral expectation by renovating Horace Boies for the Governorship. Boies ought to be a good man for Iowa Republicans to beat this fall. He was elected by stay at home Republicans, who were for the moment dissatisfied with the Iowa prohibitory laws, and who thought on general principles that a change in the State government might be a good thing. This is shown by the fact that in 1600, when only minor State officers were to be elected, the vote of Iowa was larger by almost 40,000 than in 1880, while the Democratic plurality of 6,533 was trans formed in 1690 into a Republican one of 8,666 for Secretary of State. This proves that Iowa is still a Repub lican State. It should be overwhelmingly Republican this year. The Democratic administration of Iowa affairs has been weak and inefficient, and much popular dissatisfaction has been expressed with it. The Republican candidates from Governor down onght to go in by an old fash ioned majority. This is the year in which the lines of battle are to be formed for 1892. A defeat in Iowa would seriously damage Republican prospects; a Republican victory in. Iowa will help the whole Republican party to win the greater battle of next year. Every consideration, bo% State and national, should impel the Republicans of Iowa to sink ail factional differences »nd swing Iowa back into tfee Republi can column by a decisive vote Yember.—New York Ptess, >ther day resolved itself into a meeting if friends of the union soldiers—for the mrpose of the campaign. This is right oily. As friends of the union soldiers n Iowa, who were perverse enough to reuse "immediate cessation of hostilities" and to regard "the war a failure," these affectionate patriots at their Ottumwa assemblage resolved in plank No. 10: Wo again acknowledge the great debt if gratitude tho nation owes to the sol- liers and sailors of the union, and we declare in favor of just, liberal and equit- adle pension laws for all invalid and de pendent soldiers and sailors, their wid- ws and orphans. That being so—if it was so—it would naturally be supposed that the same mo- ive which prompted the high resolve for pensions for union soldiers would inspire avor of appropriations to pay the pen- ions. But in plank No.12 the sesolving mtriots thus speak: We denounce the wasteful and lavish ippropriations of the last congress, which n time of profound peace expended an imount equal to one-third of the total mblic debt incurred in four years of unparalleled war for the preservation of the union. Of course, patriots and friends of the inion soldier ought not to lie, and this tatement is a scrupulous effort to tell hat worst kind of a lie which starts out with the suppression of half of the truth. But it is a piece of characteristic demo- iratic stultification to try to curry favor by declaring for "just, liberal and equit- ible pension laws,,, and then denouncing as "wasteful and lavish" the appropriat- ons which are the consequence of such aws. The major portion of the increased ap propriations of the last congress thus denounced was on account of republican pension laws. The only notably big in- :rease in the appropriations passed by ,he last congress was on account of pensions. Why did not the Iowa democracy point out the pension laws passed by the last :ongress, the repeal of which it demands and the expenditures which it denounces as "wasteful and lavish?" The Iowa democracy demands pensions, but denounces their payment. Its genuine spirit is one of hostility to 'just, liberal and equitable pension laws," but it feels the necessity in Iowa of making some pretensions to the con trary. The democracy dares not in the north to avow openly the spirit which would control its action as a party if in full control of the government, nor does it dare to say what republican pension laws it will repeal; but it complains in general terms of the "extravagance" involved in those laws. It shows that it caanot be more than a truckler and a kicker. The Iowa democracy is not at ease in the role of friend of the union soldier. HINGHONIG HYPERBOLE. Replying to what we had to offer last week on the subject of clothing the Courier arose and spoke in part as follows: We copied last week an item from the American Economist in which that subsidized sheet attempts to show that a 14 year old boy can be clothed, shoes, hat and all, for $1.51, and to which we added that $12 or $14 would be nearer the truth and that to properly clothe a family of six childen for a year, the oldest being 14 years, is made to cost about $100 more on account of the McKinley bill than it would otherwise. The REPUBLICAN attempts to make much of the statement and refers to it several times this week in a way that only such a sheet can do. Now, we have had some experience in clothing boys. It is not over two weeks ago that we bought a suit for a 14 year old boy at John Goeders, and paid him $10.50 for it, and it was not anything ex- txra either. The rest of outfit was a hat for' 65 cents, shoes $3.00 socks 15 cents, shirt 50 cents collar and neck tie 50 cents, total, $14.80. That is what it costs us to put one suit on a 14 year old boy, and such suits do not usually last more than two or three months. And wo do not clothe our boys as we would consider proper for the reason thatwe,can- not afford it. But even on this basis it is readily se n n what it costs to properly clothe six ch " -n for a year. Now we presume the aici^-.. r y pu ts a tariff of 100 per cert as an av* ge on all articles of clothing named. As we have not the data at hand to determine the average, we will say it is 75 per cent. That is, a suit that without tariff would cost $8, now costs $14. The Courier here reiterates its reckless statement of the week before, affirming that the McKinley bill has made it cost $100 more to clothe a family of six children than it would otherwise. The Courier is given to generalities and assuming things. It stops with the mere state" ment that such and such is the case, and that it is all due to the McKinley bill, and does not answer our challenge to prove the statement by a comparison of the prices charged today right here in Algona, and 'the prices charged, immediately previous to the passage of the Me- Kinley bill. Clothing on an average costs the consumer not one cent more today than it did before the passage of the McKinley, bill and weagaia challenge our generalizing contemporary to produce way proof to the co»twy. y%$ chiWen^e Wm to, naiae wt tingk law. The Courier was long and loud in Ha prophecies to the "poer farmer" about advancing prices along about election time. Not being gifted with the discretion of some other Democratic papers, the Courier has refused to shut up and help its readersto forgot all aboutthose prophecies but in the very face of the facts has continued to assume the idiocy of its readers and re-echo the same old lie. That the Courier is a liar in all of its talk about the increased cost of living under the MeKinley bill, we now propose to prove and adduce the business men of Algona as witnesses. The best proof however, of the falsity of the Courier's statement, is the individual experience of every man that reads this paper. Prices, if any thing, are lower on an average than they were one year ago. This we have upon the authority of the business men ot Algona, whose names appear below. FranV Bros, testify that they are selling everything in the line of clothing at prices aa low as they were asking one year ago. British hosiery and certain imported worsteds are costing the firm a little more since the McKinley bill became a law but they are selling the goods at the old prices and will continue to x do so. In this casethe tariff is certainly not paid by the consumer. As to the Courier's $100 statement we reiterate the assertion that it is false in theextreme. So much for clothing. The REPUBLICAN next interviewed Mr. J. "W. Robinson in regard to the prices now asked for merchandise in his line as compared with the prices of one year ago. We were astonished when Mr. Robinson made the positive statement that not a single article among the many thousand in the hardware line was marked one cent higher than it was a year ago. Mr. Robinson told us that the long talked of and much expected rise in tin plate had not yet occurred. Forest Stough handles everying in the boot and shoe line and sells harness. He tried to think of something that ho was asking more for now than he did last year, and couldn't. There was a little rise in the price of shoes about election time but the rise was due to the scarcity of leather and soon subsided. Everything in the shoe line is as cheap as ever now. Dongola shoes are cheaper than they ever were before and "Arctics" are going to be much cheaper next winter than they were last. Harness is where it was before. Jewelry is as cheap as ever at Bowyer's. Silverware costs Mr. Bowyer a little more than it used to, but the increased cost has not been sufficient to warrant him in raising the price. The drug and chemical schedule in the McKinley bill was as long as your arm and Dr. Sheetz couldn't think of a single article that he had marked the price up on. Some things are costing him more now than formerly but he attributes it to other causes than the McKinley bill. We next interviewed Townsend and Langdon on the grocery question. Groceries are cheaper than they were before, if anything. The effect in removing the Democratic tariff on sugar was very noticeable. Mr. Langdon stated that they had been paying the farmer on an average two cents more per dozen for eggs this pear than last. Owing he said to the McKinley bill shutting out the Canadian supply the price of eggs had been bettor. J. R. Jones, handles almost everything that is sold in the line of farm implements. He authorizes us to say that nothing in the implement line is dearer than it was a year ago, while on the contrary almost everything he handles is cheaper. Readers of the REPUBLICAN will remember the little flutter about harrows last fall. That flutter was very evidently the result of somebody's enlarged imagination. The farmer is paying less for farm machinery this summer than he ever did before. We next saw Mr. FOSB, the tailor. Tailor made clothing is just as cheap as ever and there aye no indications of any increase in prices that will affect the consumer. To complete our rounds we brought up at the dry goods store of Mr. John Reed, where we got our figures on clothing last week. Dry goods are just as cheap as ever. The general tendency of prices, if any thing, is downward. Having called upon representative merchants in all the leading lines of business with the above result, the REPUBLICAN reverts with increased assurance, to its original proposition as to the Courier's veracity. We challenge our contemporary to produce a single line of proof that he has not lied in ademogog- ical way in all of his statements about "advancing prices," The readers of the REPUBLICAN will b§ interested in noting the profound argument in the above clipping from the Courier, If Bro .Bin- choa paid Mr. d^eders toe price be ,to have p|$ f 0 , & a t 8uit of for that for one half of tee price before the passage of the McKinley bill. The Courier's, method of arriving at tho "$100 additional cost" conclusion is quite interesting. The Courier "presumes" that the McKinley bill puts a tariff of 100 per. cent, as an average, on all articles of clothing named, but has not the "data" at hand to determine the average, and so to be safe says 75 per. cent. From this presumption the Courier proceeds to reason by some sort of a Hin- chonic syllogism that a suit which would cost without the tariff, $8, is now made to cost by reason of the McKinley bill $14. The Courier has no copy of the McKinley bill around the office, and so is forced to do a little presuming not having any necessary "data" at hand. When it comes to making an argument as a usual thing the Courier is not in the "data" business. We will present Bro. Hinchon with a copy of the McKinley bill if ho will agree to make an honest use of the "data" contained. But we have given the Courier more space than is warranted by the dignity of the argument advanced. There is very little satisfaction in falling into a discussion with a man who has so little use for data and banks so much upon the "presume." We "submit the case" to the candid judgment of our readers, every one of whom knows from experience that the Courier has not told the truth. The Republican party was defeated at the polls last fall, by just such lies as those in which the Courier indulges, for' the befuddling of its unim- formed readers. "Let the truth be established." X,ow Bates via C. & N. W. B'y. On July 3 and 4 the Chicago & North- Western Railway Co. will sell round trip tickets between all stations on.its lines at very low rates; tickets good for return passage until and in eluding'July G. For tickets and further information apply to agents C. & N. W. R'y. 37-40 Is your hair falling out or tuining grey? If so, try Beggs' Hair Ren ewer. It will stop it at once. Sold by F. W Dingley. For the North-Western Saengerfest to be held at Milwaukee, excursion tickets will be sold by the C. M. & St. P. Ry, July 7th and 8th at fare one way for the round trip: Go to STOUGH'S and see the best $2.25 ladies shoe in town. Mens' ladies' and shoes at Galbraith's. children's tennis Sheetz issues regular Go's guarantee to cure all ailments with Kidd's Germ Erad. MONEY to loan on chattel security. 24tf B. V. SWETTINO. It is quite the fashion now to take De Witt's Little Early Risers for liver, stomach and bowel disorders. They are small pills but mighty good ones. At Sheetz'. Smoke the Sweets, dorff's. For sale at Laden- The C. M. & St. Paul Railway will sell, June 15th to September 15th inclusive, special form of tickets to Clear Lake, Iowa. Rate for the round trip will be §1.95. Fine line fast black satines. Color guaranteed fast and can riot he affected bp acids or perspiration. At Galbraith's. THE COUNTY NEWS. To COKBBSPONDENTS :—All correspondence for the REPUBLICAN should reach this office not later than Tuesday evening. Please bear this in mind. All communications to the RKPUBLIOAN— including news letters—must be signed by the author to insure publication. UNION. Special Correspondence. UNION Twp., June 30.—Geo. Hoflusand Frank Thompson spent Sunday at Charlie Hoflus' east of Burt. Miss Mamie Burroughs, of Algona, spent the week visiting in the families of W. F. Hoflus and A. Wheeler. Mrs. Ed Patterson is reported as being very sick. Mrs. McCarty, who has been very sick, died last Wednesday and was buried Friday, The Reibhoff Bros, are fencing their laud across the river. C. D. Ward is also driving posts these "damp" days preparatory to fencing his eighty after harvest. Silas Scbenck arrived from Lincoln, Neb., Thursday night. He will build his brother's barn, thereby combining business with pleasure. W. H. Bailey and G. L. Carroll, with thoir families, visited with Bert Masters' east of Algona, Sunday. Miss Minnie Shadle closed her school until the heated season is over. Her vacation extends through July and August, beginning again September 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Phelps, west of Burt, spent Saturday evening and Sunday at Cyrus Ward's. Miss Jennie Thompson closed her school ib, the Barney Devine district last Friday. The storm Wednesday night seemed to go hard with Unionites. G. L. Carroll lost one three-year-old steer by lightning, insured in the Hawkeye. Mr. Herman lost four head. J. N. Wheeler's house was badly injured but the inmates luckily escaped getting hurt. The mftny friends of Mr. Hare will be pleased $p learn that he has at last secured jL&m§ie& under the new law. Be gets lW!|£ft|fe aid flO a mofttb there. FENTON. Special Correspondence. FENTON June 28.—The people of Fenton and vicinity will celebrate the Fourth at E. Hulbert's grove, eight miles northwest of Algona. A. good program has been prepared for the occasion, as follows: Opening exercises 10 a. m. Patriotic songs, reading of the Declaration of Independence, orations by some of the brightest intellects of Kossuth. After noon there will be horse races, foot races, games, etc. Bowery dance afternoon and evening. Refreshments of all kinds served on the ground. Fireworks in the evening. All are cordially invited to attend and make it a glorious celebration. J. M. Moore furnished the runaway this week. Tho man left the team to get his jacket, and a heavy clap of thunder scared them. John Butler has built an addition to his house. J. L. Read rides in a new top buggy now. We expect some girl will get a chance to go to tho Fourth now. Corn is growing very fast. E. H. Clarke, of Algona, was on our streets the first of last week. The sick at 0. C. Tibbetts are failing very fast. The latest arrival in town is a boy baby at J. L. Blunt's, and they are proud of it. The Dehnart Bros, and Newel Bros, are to furnish music for the Bowery dance the Fourth, at Bancroft. I/EDYARD. Special Correspondence. LEDYAED June 30.—Fur coats are in demand. Fred Calkins is building an office and sheds for carrying on the lumber business of Z. Roberts. James Wood has opened his meat market and is prepared to do a good business in his line. Ice cream was furnished at the city meat market Saturday evening. Charlie Young from Mankato, is painting the warehouse of Grannis & Palmer. Hay men are preparing for business. STIIX IN THE BING. It has been reported that Bradley and Nicqulin have sold out their Agricultural implement business. Such reports are false. Bradley and Nicoulin. are still in the business., and selling the Esterly Binder and tho Standard Mower and best Standard twine, half and half, for 10 cents. BRADLEY & NICOULIN. 39-41. X This space ._ reserved for Dr. L. K. Garfielcl, who will sell U any bicycle not represented by Agts. in Algona See the latest novelty in ladies' belts; only at Galbraith's. Base Ball shoes at F. S. STOUGH'S. A beautiful skin,bright eyes,sweet breath, good appetite, vigorous body, pure blood and good health result from the use of De Witt's Sarsaparilla. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. See our mens fine shoes for $1.75. F. S. STOUGH. If you want an unflavored cigar, smoke the Sweets. For sale at Ladendorff's. Constipation, blood-poison, fever! Doctor's bills and funeral expenses cost about two hundred dollars; DeWitt's Little Early Risers cost a quarter. Take your choice. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. t —— Buy your fly nets and dusters for the "Fourth" of F. S STOUGH. RILEY & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and WIRE FEHCE. It is a fence for open countries, for It cannot be blown down, it is the fence for low lands, for it cannot be washed away. It destroys no ground whatever, and if beauty be considered an advantage, it Is the neatest ;ind handsomest farm fence in the world. In short, it combines the good qualitios of all fences In an eminent degree, and as soon as introduced will become the popular fence of the country. It is beautiful and durable. It is strong and will Increase the price of your farm far more than any other fence. It will last much longer than any other fence. It is a great addition, occupies less ground, excludes less sunshine, has no superior as a fence. Jt is stronger than any other fence and will turn any stock no matter how breachy. ft is plainly visible and is not dangerous to stock like barb wire. The best horse fence jn the world. It will protect all' crops from a half grown chicken to.awildox. It is the most uniform, and by comparison of cost much the cheapest. Kept for sale in all parts of Kossuth comrty. Made by Kiley & Youne Algoua, Iowa. Ordinance No, 9. An ordinance regulating the running of engines upon the streets. Be it ordained by the City Council et the City of Algona, Iowa, 3 Sec. 1. That no person shall be allowed to propel by steam, through the streets In the City of Algona, any threshing outfit, hay pressing outfit or engine, provided, however, that nothing in this ordinance contained shall prevent or interfere with railroad companies running or using locomotive engines on their roads within the city limits. .Sec. 2. Any. person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less then five nor more than fifty dollars in the discretion of the mayor. K. 8. SESSIONS, City Clerk. L. A. SHEETZ, Mayor. Notice to Contractors. Notice is hereby given that proposals for the erection of a school house in sub-district Ho. 4, Portland township, in the county of Kossuth, will be received at Geo. E. Alaible's store at Burt, Iowa, where plans and specifications may be seen, until one o\jloek p. m. July 7,1801, at which time the contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. The board reserve the right to reject any or all bids. WM. SHANOB, Pros. EBNesT BACON, See. 36-40 LEVI TOOTHMAN, Director. Notice. Notice Is hereby given to all parties interested, that on the <Wn day of March, 1891, the undersigned was appointed by the Circuit Court of Kossuth bounty, Iowa, executor of the last Will and Testament of Fredrick Kocherdauz. deceased, late of said county. All persons indebted to said estate will make payment to the undersigned, and those having claims against the same, will present them, properly authenticated, to the said Court for allowance. Dated at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, this 8th day of June, A. D. 1891. 36-10 J. C. BLAOKFOKH, Executor. Notice to Graders. Bids will be received to do the grading and haul and spread gravel on the Blackford bill, all to be done by the yard, until July a, 1891. 39-40 D. A- BTJBLL! Com. To Bridge Builders, Bids will be -received at the Auditor's office up to one o'clock p. ra. Saturday, July nth, for erecting a bridge « feet long and grading for approaches on u-sq-a). Also tor 32-foot bridge cm east line of section 34, Wesley township. Plans and specifications »*y be seen at auditor's office. Committee, reserves the right to reject any and all bids. B G. H, FSTSRS, com. Mules Cry for It, Now this may seem strange but if they don't cry for it they would do so if they only could. We are talking now about Haller's Barb Wire Liniment which never fails to cure the. worst cut or sore. For Sale by Dr. L. A. Sheetz. F. L PARISH, S PECIAL ATTENTION will tfb given to all kinds of repairing, including Tinware, Gasoline btoves, Guns, Purnqs and Clothes Wring- era. Am also prepared 10 put in Furnaces and and Gas Pipe fitting. Iron and Tin roofing. Prompt attention will be given to all kinds ol work in my line. South of court house. F. L. PARISH. $1,000 Address Oan be made in 6 months selling XuuUon's Atlases, Charts and Wall Maps. Particulars free. H. C TUKISOM, Chicago, Ms. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. LADIES try Dr. LeDuc's Periodical Pills, from Paris, France. Established — Europe 1839 • England 1850; Canada 1878 ; United States 1887. 82 or three boxes for $5. Positively remove all IBKKGULARITIES or money refunded, THE AMERICAN PILL CO.. royalty proprleton, Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. H. Boswith & Son, Milwaukee ; Kobt. Stevenson & Co. Chicago. Retailed by Dr.L, A. Sheetz. Algona. 19-40-yr Death tmd Its Stuggleu. Up to now whoso entered into a fight with death, fought a, losing fight—now science has discovered a way to circumvent even death—Haller's Sarsaparilla & Burdock grapples with a disordered system and carfully builds and reorganizes, Try it. For sale by Dr. L. A. Sbeeta. riDD'S GEBM EBA.D1CATOR - Positively Lcures all diseases, because it kills the ' ""I—-* 1 -. W»» MM»M**MYMA1*%I \*** W**P U.W r ,,,, w . The air lobaled, water drank, vegv, bjes and fruit eaten, are teeming with these tt« n^ed eye imperceptible IT*- ~ W. L DOUG

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