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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 29, 1891
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VOL, XX. ALG-ONA, KOSSTTTH COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1891. PUBLISHED BVBHY WKDNKSDAV STARR * HALLOCK, .Proprietors. JOS, W, HAYS, Editor, Terms of Subscription. One copy, one year, in advance ............ si 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 KKPTTBMCAN 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 Kossuth county and the city of Aigona, RKPUBXiICAST STATK TICKET. For Governor HIBAM 0. WHBBLEB. of Sac county. I'orLieut.-Govcrnor GRO. VAN HOUTEN, _ , of Taylor county. For Judge Supreme Court, SILAS M. WEAVES, , of Hardin county. 1 or Railroad Com FBANK T. OAMPIIBLL, _ of Jasper county. For Supt. Public Instruction,.. HKNKY SABIN, of Clinton county. JWEPUMMCAN REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTION. ., A Delegate convention of the republicans of the 84th Representative district will be held at Britt, Iowa, Tuesday August 4th iwu. at one o'clock p. in. to nominate a candidate for representative from said district. The ratio of representatoin will be one delegate for each county and one for each one hundred votes and fraction over fifty cast for W. M. McFarland for Secretary of State at the 1800 state election. Hie counties will be entitled to the following number of delegates : Hancock 893 votes, 10 delegates .- Kossuth 1285 votes, 14 delegates. By order of the representative committee. E. J. BLAIR, Hancock County, B. V. HEED, Kossuth County. REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL TION. CONVEN- A delegate convention of the Bepublicans of the 47th Senatorial district will be held at Emmetsburg, Iowa, Friday, August 7th, 1801, at n o'clock a. m.. for the purpose ol selecting a candidate for Senator from said district. The basis of representation will be one delegate from each county and one for each 100 votes and fraction over GO, cast at the last state election for William M. McFarland for Secretary of State. The counties will be entitled to the following number of delegates : Clay. .............. IOOT votes ...... it delegates. Dickinson .......... BGO .... 7 Emmet ............. 580 „ ...... 7 ,',' KosSUtll ............ 1283 ,, .... 14 9 ;; ...... 7 stood for, from the day of its founding to the present, have been and are for the public good. I would not now give the control of the paper to anyone whom I did not believe would conduct it along the lines of conscience and conviction. During his connection with the paper as editor Mr. Hays has shown himself to be a man of sound principles and has evinced newspaper talent of a high order, and I turn the paper over to him in full confidence that it will be ably and wisely handled. I trust that the friends of the paper will continue to give it their support as in the past. I should not do justice to myself did I fail to express the regret I feel on account of Mr. Willis Hallock's retirement. During Mr. Hallock's ten years' connection with the paper as printer, proprietor and editor, I have come to appreciate his worth, and there are few men for whom I entertain such unreserved respect, or in whom I feel greater confidence. He has few superiors as a printer and is a flrst-rate, all round newspaper man, and he will doubtless find his way into the business in the new home on the coast to which the condition of his wife's health compels him to go. - Y ° rk banquet speech on corn raising in Iowa, in which He stated that the entire value of the crop when marketed had averaged for five years sixty-seven cents an acre less than the actual cost of Deduction. "The actual mat of producing this cereal, the most profitable of all that are raised tcithin the state, has, during the same period, exceeded the entire value of the crop when harvested, saying nothing whatever of income from tJie capital invested in the land required to produce it." " What is true of the production of corn in Iowa is equally true of all the great staples raised on her farms." M. STARB. Total number of delegates ...... 48 F. M. BAIINAHD, Olay Co. 13. F. REED, Kossuth Co. F. W. WRATB, Palo Alto do. H. L. GooDiucH, Dickinson Co. JNO. M, liAKKEii, Emmet Co. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. The republican county convention of Kossuth county will bo held at the court house hall in Aigona on Friday, July 31, 1891, at 1 o'clock p. m.,fer the purpose of electing fourteen (14) delegates to attend the representative convention to be held at Britt, Iowa, August 4. 1801, and also fourteen (14) delegates to attend the senatorial convention in this district yet to be called. The basis of representation will be, the- same as that of the last republican county convention. Each voting precinct will be entitled to the following number of delegates: Aigona 1st ward, 2nd " " 3rd " " 4th •• Burt, Buttalo, Cresco, Fenton, Greenwood, German, Garneld, Hebron, Harrison, Irvington, Letts Creek Lu Verne, Portland, .Plum Creek, Prairie, Kiverdale, Itamsay, Seneca, Swea, Sherman, Union, Wesley, \Vhlttemore, Com', No. dele'. Gardner Cowles. Olin 4 B. F. Heed 4 J.B. Winkel 3 E. H. Clarke 4 John Ken 1 , 4 R. L. Lamoreaux 2 A. A. Potter 3 M. Weisbrodt 2 S. Mayne 2 Henry Isenberger 5 M. Hayes 2 A. Goodrich 2 J. B. bengston 2 A. Iw. Belton 4 N. 0, Taylor 2 I. P. Harrison 4 E. Bacon 3 Frank Paine 3 J. Longbottom i M. O'JRourke 2 E. A. Howe a \V. W. Alcorn 2 0, A. Erickson 3 G, M. Parsons 2 B. D. Patterson 3 B. F. Bacon 5 4 Total No. of votes 80 B. F. REKD, County Chairman. FAREWELL. A little over ten years ago the writer entered the ofQce of the REPUBLICAN as "devil" and has been connected with the office almost continuously ever since, running the gauntlet from "devil" to local editor. la all these various stages of work I have learned to love the REPUU- MOAN and all connected with it. It all has a peculiar fascination for me. But all things must hive an end and so we must part, having sold my interest in the REPUBLICAN to Jos. W. Hays. By agreement, I shall remain in the office for several weeks as foreman of the mechanical department,but all connection with the paper as proprietor ceases with this issue. Thanking all of the .patrons of the paper for their support in the past, and soliciting a continuance of your patronage to my successor, I make my farewell bqw. WILLIS HALLOCK. Sam Clark, the veteran editor of the Keokuk Gate City, spent the two days of his visit to Port Dodge, on the occasion of the recent editorial convention, with Congressman Dolliver, at the latters home, and on his return, wrote interestingly of his impressions. Speaking of Mr. Dolliver's home life with his sister and aged father, Mr. Clark says: "As we expected, you cannot put out your hand at his home, without putting it on a book. He is surrounded by them. Talking of this we said that he had written the truest and best things about him, and what pleased him most when we once reviewed his character as a speaker, and contradicting something that was said about his speaking impromptu, denied it, and said that such speaking as he did was never impromptu." to B. the Courier thinks B. will | "probably admit" certain things, and replies to these admissions. How gracefully he pummels the man of straw he has manufactured! We admire also the strategy of challenging the discussion of new points before he has properly finished those in hand. We assure the Courier of our sympathy in its distress over having its bright pair of sentences subjected to a "superficial view." We wonder how much B. will "probably admit," when the Courier comes to answer the question "Is a saloon that pays an 'annual tax of $500' a place where they (liquors) will its proper duty. Outside of the correction of these two abuses, the wool growers asked for only 1 cent per pound additional duty, which was all the increase that they thought practicable in the schedules upon raw wool at this time. They were aware that they were suffering from inadequate manufactures of wool. Protection upon American woolen perform a useful office?" B. ac- it is. starts NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION. By lease and purchase, the ALGONA UEBUBLICAN having passed into the hands and control of Jos. W. Hays, the firm of Starr & Hallock is hereby dissolved. All indebtedness of the firm will be paid by Willis Hallock. and all book accounts due the firm will be paid to or collected by him. MILTON STARK. WILLIS HALLOCK. ANNOUNCEMENT. LOGAN TWI>, CLAY Co. IA., June 3rd, isoi. . liD. ItKi'uiJLiCAN ; 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. FIIANK W. CALKINS. PRIMARIES, The republican primaries for the election of delegates to attend the county convention of July 3ist will be held at the time and place given below: Portland—At the Fox school house. 011 Thursday, July so, 1891. at 4 o'clock, P. M. EUNKST BACON, Ohn. Klverduie—At Stewart school house, Thursday, July so, at 4 o'clock, p, m. A. FISHBU, Chn. . Union.—At Frink school house. Thursday. July 30, at 7 o'clock. 0. 8. PATTEIISON, Cliu. Gi»rfleia—At Goose Lake school house, Thursday, July 30,2 o'clock. In addition to the apove this caucus will also select delegates to attend the county convention yet to be called tor nominating eomity-Oflicers. VYS, Chn. CARD FROM MR. STARR. Mr. Jos. W. Hays, for the past year • editor of the REPUBLICAN, having purchased Mr. Hallock's interest in the pa per, I have leased my interest to him for the period of two years from and after July 81st, 1891. He will therefore assume f«U charge and responsibility and conduct 1 its departments the paper and office in as his own business. f ft severing definitely and entirely my connection, with the newspaper business, which has extended over a period of twenty years in Aigona, I can do no less than assure my friends of my deep gratitude for their good will and support. Speaking for , I have been conscious of frequent errors of judgment, but I will say that management the REPUBLICAN never advocated any policy or prluci- that I did not sincerely believe in. J greatest satisfaction, 00 lookjag in tUe confidence J feel Any Republican who has not already waked up to the necessity of putting the strongest ticket in the field this fall and making the strongest flght possible for it should stop a moment and consider what the Democratic party will do if it carries the legislature. Besides reinstating the saloon as a corrupting force in Iowa politics, it will at once pass a law identical with that recently enacted in Michigan providing for representation in the electoral college by congressional districts instead of states, thus dividing Iowa's vote for President next year. Then to make the most of this it will gerrymander the Iowa congressional districts as it has done in the east and in the south, to make as many as possible of those districts count for a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress in 1892. But complete domination is what the Democrats are fighting for, and as a step toward that they must put Democrats in the seats of Senators Allison and Wilson. To make sure of this, they must gerrymander the legislative districts so as to ^exclude the north-western and central Wislative districts just as nearly as pos- Bio)s from power and influence, and throty the greatest possible number of members to the saloon-ruled cities and counties of the state. There is, in the Democratic scheme for the political control of Iowa through the coming election, food for thought for such as would deprecate the revolution of our temperance legislation, but the word of appeal we wish to speak in this connection is to Republicans: Do you doubt that what is above outlined is the Democratic purpose? You do .not, you cannot doubt it. The only question is what you propose doing, as a Republican, in view of the movement that is organizing to make Iowa, for years to come, a Democratic state. Very popular, very small, very good DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the PW for eonstipatiofl, bijliousness, sick headache. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Gov. Boies has issued his letter of ceptance, and a very weak affair The democratic standard bearer put by saying regarding the liquor quest" ion that the democratic platform "affirms the right of cities, towns and townships to control the same as in the judgment of their own citizens, guided by an intelligent understanding of their wants, shall determine by a vote of the electors thereof." This is a rash statement. The democratic platform, as printed in all the papers, democratic as well as republican, for days after the convention, had no local option clause. It is practically certain that the convention adopted exactly the platform which the press of the state unitedly declared that it did. The clause which Gov. Boies now says defines the democratic purpose was not in the platform until the latter was "docter- ed" by the democratic bosses. The Governor characterizes the attempt for the enforcement of prohibition "in localities where public sentiment is strongly opposed to it" as "a demand for a suppression in part, at least, of popular government in every one of these localities". If this means anything it means that"populargovernmenf'is "suppressed" whenever any law, state or national, is enforced in any city or town "where public sentiment is strongly opposed to it." It means that every attempt to enforce laws against gambling, prostitution and other crimes in any community where "public sentiment" is opposed to them is an attempt to suppress "popular government." It means that every locality shall make its own laws, or at least that it shall say what laws shall be enforced. It means that any man who stands by the laws of the state and endeavors to see them enforced in a town which does not like the laws is to be denounced as an enemy of "popular government." How is that for the chief executive of the great state of Iowa? The Governor's sympathy with the saloon power stamps every appeal he may make in behalf of temperance with the brand of fraud. The Governor takes up the exploded free trade cry of tariff "extortion," without explaining how or where it extorts,' and makes a beautiful straddle on the Silver question, seeking to c'onceal his anti-free coinage convictions, and acquiescence in the demand for free coinage made iu the platform. His attempt to conciliate the free coinage democrats and at the same time Cleveland democracy to convince the that he would was one vociferous in his 'an aroused people" bouse aad la* to e4e 40-tf J. Q. make a good candidate for the Vice Presidency on a bard money platform, too great a tax oa his reasources. In sentence he is championship of who have compelled a partial restoration of the rights of silver, and in the next he expresses his sublime confidence in the good sense of the people to make a Change of policy if, as he concedes that many believe, unlimited free coinage of the world's surplus silver should drive gold out of the country and precipitate a panic, The Governor, however, does not seem inclined to give the people credit for enough sagacity to prevent the catastrophe by standing by the safe and sound position of the Republican party. Taken as a whole, the letter is as weak, illogical and inconsistent« document as has ever been given out by a candidate for so high a position. SILVER COINAGE AND CREDIT. Rhodes' Journal of Banking for April: The Act of July 14, 1890, provides that after July 1, 1891, the coinage of the silver dollar shall cease except so far as in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury it may be necessary to coin them for the purpose of redeeming the Treasury notes of the Act mentioned. No one doubts that the stock of silver dollars which by the first of next July will have been coined, will for a very long period be sufficient to meet any demand for the redemption either of the silver certificates or of the Treasury notes of 1891. In fact the coinage of the silver dollar will, after next July, be snspended for an indefinite period. The purchase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion at the market price will continue monthly and result in the issue of about an equal amount of Treasury notes each month, an increase in the total circulating medium of the country more than sufficient to replace the National bank notes retired. If there is a demand for more circulation than this will supply, it will act to attract additional supplies of gold to the country. The silver bullion purchased and locked up in the Treasury each month will consume nearly all of the product of the silver mines of the country, and at present prices there is no temptation to send silver to the United States from abroad. The probability is that the demand for the white metal in silver-using countries will increase and require the export of all that can be produced iu the United States over and above the monthly purchase .of 4,500,000 ounces. There have been complaints of the law of July 14, 1890 both on the part of those who have been advocates of the free coinage of silver and also of those who opposed it, but the full effect of the law cannot be known practically until after the first of next July, when the coinage of the silver dollar will cease for the first time since 1878. After that date the United States will be in a position in regard to maintaining the equilibrium between its gold and silver coinage similar to that France has occupied since 1873. Prance has maintained a circulation of silver five franc full legal tender pieces equal iu amount to her circulation of gold coin, and has kept the gold and silver coins at par. The coinage of the silver dollar up to July 1, 1891, will not exceed $500,000,000, and this sum will be only about five-sevenths of the. estimated gold coin in the United States. The maintenance of coins of the two metals in these proportions at a parity, in this country, will be a mutter of no difficulty. The cessation of the coinage of the silver dollar will increase the credit of the United States abroad and at home. The continued purchase of silver bullion and the issue of silver bullion and the issue of Treasury notes will give such an increase of paper money as is necessary to counteract the contraction of the bank note circulation, any further needed increase of circulating medium will tend to increase the stock of gold by attracting it from abroad. The stronger the credit of the United States and the belief iu the ability of the country to maintain the gold standard, the stronger will be the faith iu the power of the Treasury to keep the bullion purchases segregated from the silver market. This with an increased demand from silver- using countries will send up the price of silver, benefitting the silver miners and not injuring the credit of the country. mills were failing and the consumption of wool in the United States was decreasing, while woolen manufacture was transferred from America to England at a rapid rate, pointing in the near future to the destruction of the home market for American wool. They therefore urged the importance of such necessary increased duties upon manufactures of wool as would lead to the making in this country of the woolen fabrics formerly made here, but recently imported. Now, after eight months' experience with the KcKinley bill, wool growers are satisfied that if the bill is given a fair trial it will give them the degree of Protection on wool which they expected and asked for. Some disappointment exists because of the recent decline in wools in the outside markets of the world, causing a corresponding decline in the United States, but the wool growers realize that their wool sells for more money in the seaboard cities of the United States by 12 cents per pound than the same wool would bring in the Lon. don market, and while they regret the downward tendency of clothing wool prices all over the world, they are aware that but for the timely passive of the McKinley bill, owing to inadequate Protection to manufacturers of wool, they must ultimately have taken very much lower prices for their wool than they are now receiving. Well informed wool growers believe that failure to pass the McKinley bill would have been followed by prices for wool 5 cents per pound lower than today's prices, and the passage of the Mills bill in its place would have been followed by a decline of 13 cents per pound to bring American wool to the level of similar wools in London, the latter market dominating prices for the whole outside world. The McKinley bill has caused a decrease in the importation of manufactures of wool during the first half of the year 1891 and has stimulated greatly manufacturing in the United States, causing an enormous increased consumption of wool conservatively estimated at over 5,000,000 pounds per month. This view is strengthened by the increased importation of foreign wools during the same period. It was known that an increased manufacturing of wool in America must necessarily at first be accompanied by increased importations of wool, as the process of increase in American stock is slow. A large percentage of lambs find their way to market for mutton and never produce more than their first crop of wool. The United States Consul, Griffin, at Sydney, Australia, reports that the wool growers of that continent received near- AMERICAN WOOL PRICE. President Cleveland's AND ITS message pro- The Courier has given us posing free wool created much consternation among wool growers lest the price of American wool should be depressed to the level of foieign wools by placing wool upon the free list. When Congress revised the Tariff in 1890, the leading wool growers asked for the very moderate increase upon raw wool of 1 cent per pound. What they moat desired was the correction of two serious abuses by which the spirit and intent of the law of 1883 was avoided. Clothing wools of low grade were being imported as carpet wools.. The growers asked that these .qualities be reclassified so as to pay toj same duty as other clothing wools. Highly purified scoured wool, after havia^ been carded and then combed into top, was, broken up in order of waste, so 1 the cot onetbM ly 25 per cent, less for their clip now being marketed in London than they obtained for the previous year's clip. The American wool grower in Northern Ohio is receiving 30 cents per pound, for the washed fleece clipped from Shropshire sheep, as against 83 cents last year, a decline of only 10 per cent. The same sheep in Canada are producing exactly the same wool, which is selling there at only 18 cents, as against 30 cents in Ohio. The passage of the McKinley bill, coming opportunely as it did just before a decline in wool all over the world, saved the American grower from disaster. The. McKinley bill is daily leading to the manufacture in the United States of woolen fabrics that heretofore were imported. As an illustration, we point to the largest importer of worsteds in Philadelphia, who under the Tariff law of 1883 manufactured his goods in Bradford, England, paying the Government here nearly $1,000,000 duties upon his annual importations of cloth. That firm owing to the McKinley bill, have discontinued manufacturing in England* and removed their machinery to a mill on the banks of the Delaware River, and are now preparing to manufacture in this country the goods they formerly imported. American labor now uses their raw material, the largest portion of which is grown in America, whereas before they used none grown in America. We append the following extract from a recent circular of Justice Bateman & Co , which gives the situation in a few words: The outlook is promising for a large consumption of Ameripan wool. The decline in foreign wool and goods is responsible for the lower prices for American wool as compared with this time last year, yet as the consumption of wool in the United States is increasing, as it is under the McKinley bill, there is the best prospect for a good demand tor the new clip so long as it is not held above the No. 48, REPUBLICANS AND SILVER, N. Y. Press. The tendency of the Republican party on the silver question, which is coming into prominence as an issue in the West and South, is very clearly foreshadowed by the platforms of the Republicans of Ohio, Iowa and Kentucky, which are the only declarations made this year by representative Republican gatherings. The Republican party ha? a record for sound financial policy that is unimpeachable. It has always stood for sound money—the hqnest dollar that is worth a hundred cents on the dollar. In spite of the pressure of fiat money advocates in the section named, the party is still true to its traditions and patriotic in its stand for the best money that can be put in circulation. The three planks mentioned are as follows: Ohio.—Thoroughly believing that gold and silver should form the basis of all circulating mediums, we indorse the amended coinage act of the last Republican Congress by which the entire production of the silver mines of the United States is added to the currency of the people. Iowa—We approve the coinage act by which the entire product of'the silver mines of the United States is added to the currency of the people, and out of which experiment may come a wise adjustment of financial questions liberal toward Western interests. ^ Kentucky.—The Republicans of Kentucky m convention assembled * * * are opposed to the free and unrestricted coinage of silver. The Eastern Republicans are a unit for the doctrines set forth in these planks. It is creditable to the courage of the Republicans in the great central State of the Union, in the great agricultural State of Iowa and the semi-Southern "dark and bloody ground" that they have not been intimidated by the threats of the third party men into yielding to demands for "cheap money and plenty of it." The printing presses can turn out such money, but intrinsic value makes the money that is sound currency, and that is the kind of money that is advocated by the Republican party. Outside of three or four Slates in which silver is a leading product the Republicans of the entire country indorse the position taken by the Ohio,Iowa and Kentucky conventions. This space is x reserved for Dr L. K. Garfield, who will sell U any bicycle not represented by Agts. in Algomi RILEV & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and WIRE FEME, It is a fence for open countries, for it cannot £e 'blown down, it is the fence follow lauds, for it cannot he washed away. It destroys no ground whatever, and if liea uty be considered f»«« T* fence. It is a while there may be some disappointment that prices we not higher, it must fe re- memteered that with the present Tariff the American wool grower receives about 10 „„-.„ — p^jjjj ^^ fw ^ wwrf ~'\^f grower* of .Bl»ll»r fo,™ i y-'J* is tll , e neatest and handsomest farm fence In the world. In short, it combines the good qualities of all fences it an eminent degree, and as soon as introduced will become tlie popular fence of tli« country. It is beauU- tul and durable. It is strong' and will increase t farm far more than any other ,st much longer than any other great addition, occupies less less sunshine, has no super— __ .. is stronger liiau mivuther fence and win turn any stock no matter bow breacliy. It s plainly visible and Jai not dan. serous to stock like barb wire. The bestChoree fence In the would. It will protect all "roDS {!'£"«* H* 11 ?, rown cWekeu to a wild ox. 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