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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 28, 1892
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THIS UJPPEH MS MOINE& ALGONA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 28 Upper Des Moines BY 1NGHAM & WARREN. Term* of the Upper DCS Moines: Onecopy, one year ti.50 Onecopy.six months J» One copy, three months 40 S«ntto any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, Ot postal note at onr risk. Sates of advertising sent on application. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. NArroSAf/. For President BENJAMIN HAHRISON For Vice President WHITBLAW REID STATE. For Secretary of State...,\V. M. MCFARLAND For Auditor of State C. G. MCCARTHY For Treasurer of State BTRON A. BBESON For Attorney General JOHN Y. STONE For Railroad Commissioner.. .G. W. PERKINS CONGRESSIONAL For Member of Congress J. P. DOLMVER JUDICIAL. For District Judge LOT THOMAS COUNTY. For County Recorder M. F. RAND ALT. For County Auditor C. M. DOXSEE For Clerk of Courts B. F. CROSP. For County Attorney J. C. RAYMOND For Supervisor (long term) W. J. BURTON For Supervisor (to fill vacancy).. .C. C. CHUBB mong the most vivid of American tort stories. Garland id ah interest- ng talker, full of eager enthusiasm and ossessing the art of story telling. [is pictures of the dark side of western arm life are perfect. He gives enough lat is cheerful to satisfy the demands f art, but he is after all apropogandist, nd there is a motive behind his work, 'he rough experiences of pioneering ave burned themselves into his memo- y and his stories show how he must ave rebelled against the hard lot of is parents while he was still a farm and. His latest story, "A Little Torsk,'' is largely a Dakota picture, nd the blizzards, and hot winds, a fid esolation are portrayed in vivid olors. With all the gloom, however, ith which he invests farm life, his tories are fascinating and his place in merican literature is assured. His ame is a credit to Iowa. Calls for Caucuses. Sherman—Union Caucus—There will be a union caucus of the electors of Sherman township at the Center school house on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p. m., for the purpose of nominating a township ticket. (Signed) Henry Curran and Max Miller, chairmen. A VKW FACTS TO DIGEST. We have tried in vain thus far to interest the Courier in the issues of the campaign. It has positively refused to discuss the figures of New York's democratic labor commissioner as to the effect of the tariff on wages, and we presume it is of no use to present the later reports of the commissioners of 'Massachusetts and Indiana, both of •which sustain the former. It has even refused to refer again to its prediction made a year ago that a boy's clothing would cost §100 more a year after the McKinley bill went into effect. It has said nothing about the report of the senate finance committee on labor and the cost of living, although Senators Carlisle and Harris both signed it, and the noted free trader, Edward Atkinson, was one of those who conducted the investigation. And last it has failed to even refer to the letter of that great democratic scholar and author, George Ticknor Curtis, in which he denounces the democratic platform, 'and affirms the position of Jefferson and Jackson that a protective tariff is constitutional. Now it is not likely that the Courier will ignore the issues al through the campaign, and we make one more attempt to draw out our reti cent champion of free trade. Here are three propositions that should prove i red rag. First, the McKinley tariff did .not in crease the cost of commodities to the consumer. The Courier is respectfully challenged to deny this and produce iti articles. Second, the McKinley tariff out off in 1892 over one hundred and fifty million of imports in the dutiable list. That is our manufacturers had that much greater a market in 1892 than in 1890 and so the tariff has benefitted their without increasing the cost of wha they sell. Third, as a result of the McKinlej tariff and reciprocity our imports o articles on the free list have increasei over one hundred and ninety-two mill ions. That is, we have bought tha much more in 1892 than we did in 189 of goods which do not injure our toam • producers, and have therefore by <o>ve fifty millions of dollars enlarged iou foreign market. Here then we have in a nutshell fmom the figures of the chief of the govern ment bureau of statistics the net e-ffec of the present tariff. It has given th home manufacturer the home market largely increasing his business; it ha given the farmer a very much large foreign market for his produce; it ha benefitted all classes without increasin the cost of the necessaries of living All statistics show that business ha« increased in volume, that wages hav gone up, that the cost of living has gone down, and that new industries have been developed. We hope this showing will arouse the Courier, and that it will now giv its reasons for believing that protectio is a fraud on labor and is unconstitu tional as its national platform asserts If it wants further figures to digest, th following item may prove suggestive The McKinley tariff reduced the reve nues of the government $51,307,650 year. The revenue collected by tari in 1892 was $2.67 per capita. That i less than for any year since 1863. I 1880 it was $3.62. AN IOWA AUTIIOH. Des Moines visitors last winter migh have Been a plainly dressed young ma in one of tho state library alcoves bus ly engaged in writing, and not hav dreamed that they were looking Hainltn Garland, Iowa's first author note. Ho was then engaged on hi "Spoil of Office," which has to do wit Des Moines and our state legislation Last week he was in Sioux City speak ing for the people's party and lecturin on the Henry George single tax, an while there was interviewed by th ; Journal, telling many interesting inc: dents in his career. He was born i Wisconsin, but came early to Winne shiek county and later to Howard coun ty, spending some years near Oaage Then he followed his father to Dakpt and took a claim. These three loca tions furnish the scenes for his noi famous "Main Travelled Eoads, roducers, out of whose pockets he has made the fortune he travels on. A SIGN OF THE TIMES. A few weeks ago B. W. Haggard sub- cribed for the London Times, the great nglish "thunderer," with a view of earning English sentiment about merican politics. In the last issue a olumn and a half editorial is devoted o reviewing the presidential contest nd wo have taken pleasure in clipping he following paragraph. The Times ays that tho democrats 'rightly or wrongly, appear to believe that tie discontent created by the sharp rise in rices which undoubtedly took place on the iassage of the McKiuley law still subsists n sufficient volume to enable them to dis- ard protection altogether: and at Chicago hey formally pledged their party to the policy of a revenue for tariff purposes only —a policy which is indistinguishable from ree trade. The republicans have hastened /o join battle upon the Issues thus present- d to them, and the whole swarm of i-epub- ican orators will doubtless follow the lines et out by President Harrison for theii guidance, and denounce their adversaries or the next couple of months as the nemics of American industry, commerce, ind trade. If they cannot bring forward >etter arguments in support of their con- xjntion than those employed by their chief, he democrats ought to have an easy victory n the controversy, whatever may be their 'ortune at the polls." This statement by the Times shows ivhat a foreign observer thinks of the .ssues, and where the sympathies o ihe great London Times lie. GETTING WISDOM AT HOME. Mr. Hubbell of Des Moines has foum out that a man can learn something a 1 lome even at the end of a trip around the world. Mr. Hubbell is one of Dee Moines' millionaires. At this distance it is safe to make known that his mono, has largely resulted from monopolies o one kind or another, and .all-arounc sharking." He is the exclusive own er of the Des Moines water works, hav ing induced the city council there U give him an exclusive franchise. holds other equally monopolistic ad vantages in the capital city. HI started 30 years ago without anything and has made all his fortune here in Iowa. Now Mr. Hubbell is one of thos benevolent capitalists who believe ii free competition in every business bu his own, and who want the right of f re contract preserved to everybody bu those who buy what he has to sell. H visited England while he was gone an bought three suits of clothes at $1 each and had no sooner set foot on hi native heath than he advertised th fact, and stated further that the sam suits would cost $55 each in Des Moines One of the things he has learned that he is mistaken about this to be gin with, for the Register offers to du plicate the suits at half the price. Bu the most important idea that has take possession of him since tho Registe and Capital reviewed his interview i that where clothes are cheap othe things are likewise cheap, and whil Mr. Hubbell is interested very much i cheap clothes which he does not pro duce he is not interested in cheap cit water, gas, and railway rates which h does furnish to his neighbors. Whil Mr. Hubbell was telling how cheapl he got his clothing in London he .foi got to say that water rates are less tha one-third what they are in Des Moines gas rates less than one-third, an charges on the railways there muc less than on his Des Moines & North western. And so it happens that i spite of high priced clothing Mr. Hub bell has prospered in Dos Moines, an so it happens that the land of chea clothing had no attractions for him and that he was pleased to again Ian in Iowa and to retain his permanen residence in Des Moines. Mr. Hubbe will probably not find time to answe the queries put to him by the papei about his desire to return home. Wh did ho not stay in London, wher clothes are so cheap? If cheap clothe are so important what paradise couk compare with the English capital And why did he find on the America bound ship so many leaving the land of cheap clothes to get to this countr of high prices? Mr. Hubbell will no answer those by word of mouth, but hi actions will answer them. And the, announce in no uncertain terms tha Mr. Hubbell, as a matter of fact, is no looking for a country of cheap prices a all. He wants a country of high prices and then he wants it arranged so tha he and his brother millionaires ca ship in the products of cheap labor fo themselves, and so "shark" it on th 1 Des Moines producers, who pay th high prices for Mr. Hubbell's monopo lies. Such is the broad-minded and statesmanlike view of a man wh boasts of saving a few dollars on' a j§ui x of clothes at the expense of the loca \ Aer. i/ / * * PRESIDENT HARRISON'S statesman^ ke discussion of southern elections did ot appear in our last issue and we pub- sh it this week. SO much has been aid about force bills that it is interests ng to know what republican success dually stands for. The president's ords cannot fail to appeal to the sober bought of all fair minded people as ise and temperate, while his stand or an honest ballot, a " free vote and a air count" ought to win him the cor- ial support of every patriotic citizen. Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter in 816 in which he said: "And that to be in- ependent for the comforts of life we must abricate them ourselves. We must now •lace the manufacturer by the side of the gricnlturist. The former question is sup- iressed, or, rather, assumes a new form, ihall we make our own comforts or go vithout them at the will of a foreign na- ion? He, therefore, who is against domestic manufacturers must be for reducing is either to dependence on that foreign na icn, or be clothed in skins and live like vild beasts in dens and caverns. I am not me of these. Experience has taught me hat manufacturers are now as necessary jo our independence as to our comfort; and f those who quote me as of a different ipinion will keep pace with me in purchas- ng nothing foreign, where an equivalent of lomestic fabric can be obtained, without regard to difference of price, it will not be iur fault if we do not soon have a supply at lomo equal to our demand, and wrest that veapon of distress from the hand which las wielded It." The State Register, noting the item about A. B. Cummins being tho lirst express messenger to run into Algona, says: It can be added that Mr. Cummins is as proud of the record he made as express messenger as he is of the great success he ias made in Des Moines." arrie Lane Chapman. Later she married e rich George Washington Catt of WMtt- gton, but instead of adding Catt to her volved name she still signs herself Carrie ^ane Chapman. Not that she hud any version to Catt, but because she isn't nough In love to find any euphony in the Edition of his name to her present accumu- ation. The democratic Carroll Sentinel says: J. J. Ryan, the democratic nominee for ongress in this district, made many friends t the meeting here Tuesday last. Demo- rnta were pleased to note that he was a man able to cope with Dolliver although he ad not had the advantages in the way of duration that his opponent has had. _>pcaking immediately after Gpv. Boles, who was designated by a listening republican as the best campaigner in Iowa if not in he whole west, it showed Mr. Ryan's apabilities that he was able to hold the nterest of the audience, and not only keep lie attention, but to elicit shouts of ap- ilause and cries of ' go on' from his enthu- iastic hearers." The State Register has challenged \ M. Hubbell of Des Moines to put one of is $15 London suits up against a $7.50 suit to be boueht in the city. Gen. Weaver has been rotten egged several times in the south, and Mrs. Weaver was hit in the face at one meeting as she sat on the stage. Neither free speech nor a free ballot are consistent with the bourbon idea of a free country. Bourke Cochran, the great Tammany orator, said in his famous speech at the Chi cago convention: "I believe it was the gentleman from Massachusetts, Gen. Col lins, who declared that there was no demo crat in the union who would vote agains that ticket, but there are behind him two heroes whose deeds have not escaped thi attention of history, two heroes who havi led the union armies to victory, and who have never made faces at the vanquished foe and they will tell you here, comrade; who fought with them, heroes who sus tained them, and heroes who fell by theii side—they will tell you that the soldier vote of New York—of which there is at least 25, 000 democratic—will not support the nomi nation of Cleveland and did not support him in 1888." One of Bro. Ryan's sentences in hi Carroll speech was as follows: "In th face of all their corruption Harrison wit! the cheek of a South Chicago bullfrog, toll the world that the Lord elected him. I that was not blasphemy gone mad it woul let the people out of a mighty bad job. [Laughter.] The Carroll Herald says: " One hon est farmer who heard Jimmy Ryan, Doll: vers 1 opponent, speak at the Boies rally wanted to know if that fellow wasn't som escaped clown from Barnum's show whic had been here the previous Saturday. H laughed himself hoarse when told that Jim my was a candidate for congress." The last Webster City Herald says " Congressman Dolliver was in town Sa' urday night enroute to Port Dodge, from Jewell. He delivered an address to an im mense crowd at Jewell Saturday night, an of course it was a mastei-piece of eloquence Mr. Dolliver Is very sanguine over the oui look for his party this fall and says tha Iowa is certain to roll up an old time repub lican majority. On being asked about con gressional affairs in this district he though that the republican party would have large majority and said that he expected t carry his full party vote. He spoke ver, highly of his opponent, Mr. Ryan, sayin that ho was a young man 'Of ability. Wit Dolliver and Kyan as candidates fo congress there is no probability that th .contest in this congressional district wi degenerate into a personal warfare." The Webster City Freeman says "J. J, Ryan, democratic nominee for coil gressman from this district, was in th city Saturday looking after his politico fences and laying his wires where the; would do the most good. He is a dappe gentleman, smooth as oil and slick a grease, and there is no good reason why h should not poll his full party vote," All that the Dubuque Telegraph cai say in defense of the democratic plank de manding u removal of the tax on stat bank money is this: " Nor is it certain tha revival of ' wild-cat' issues was the purpos of the committee which prepared and report ed the eighth plank to the convention What the real purpose was we do not as sumo to say, for no authoritative explanation of it has yet been made." The New York mugwumps, who ar after Commissioner Peck, ai'e getting into a whole bushel of trouble. Peck now says "I will give them certified transcripts o 20,000! cases of increased wage and production this week, and I intend tc give them over 89,000 before I am through. 1 Peck is mad clear through and he says hi will make the free traders sick .of hi statistics. _ Johnson B.'gham says "Evolution like poker, can have a limit. Take Miss Carrie Lane (;f Des Moines, now of the new state of Washington. She married Leo Chapman anc} thereafter signed her name college, Des Moines, arrived Saturday - ' ' ' charge of one of the irtment in our public evening to take first primary de to .. .Miss at her school. Miss Wilkinson comes highly recommended from Algona^ where she had been teaching the past three vears .. .Julius Chrisehsky has sold his residenco in Algona and will move *" this city and build here.... Katie Wernert spent Sunday home in Algona. An indignant Palo Alto citizen tells of the county fair at Emmetsbtirg. He says: I have attended the fair: examined the horses—it did not, take long as there were but very few. All seemed to be satisfied with their premiums- well they might as there was no com' petition. The cattle were conspicuous by their absence; hogs, ditto. Sheep- well, there was a fine exhibit of two. I believe there were five hogs. What an exhibit for Palo Alto county. And then the floral hall, or agricultural hall nee horsestable or by whatever name you may please to designate it. What an exhibit for a county like Palo Alto. It looks as though our agricultural society was progressing backward. . Johnston, the Minneapolis bicycle 'ider, made a mile in 1:5G>£ at Independence last. week. It took a fast running horse to keep up with him. F. M. Hubbell of Des Moines, who ias taken the best roasting ever given in owa, is president of the Equitable Life Insurance company of Iowa. Lafe Young publishes one of its cards which says on one side " Patronize a home intitution and help build up Des Moines" and on the other side " Do not send your money east for life nsurance." And here Hubbell is bragging about geting three suits of clothes in London. Hugh O'Donnell, leader of the Homestead strikers, has been refused bail and is ,n prison on the charge of murdering a Pinkcrton detective. Gen. Sickles, the bluff old New York democrat, said last week at Washington: " I know President Harrison. He was a brave soldier. Ben Harrison sent no substitute to the front. He went himself and did some effective fighting. I have personal knowledge of his bravery on several occasions." Gen. Slocum, who said Cleveland cannot carry the soldier vote of New York, was present and approved Sickles' words. Cleveland in his letter speaking of the money supply uses this phrase, " but whatever may be the form, national or state," etc. This seems to mean that he considers that the democratic policy intends a return to state bank money. It is his only reference to the kind of currency he favors, and is an endorsement of the platform. Cleveland's letter of acceptance was published yesterday. It is rather brief and is largely on the tariff question. Senator Jas. F. Wilson says he not be a candidate for another term. will THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The October number of Scribner's Magazine begins a group of articles on "The World's Fair at Chicago," with a picturesque description by C. H. Bunner of "The Making of the White City." Mr. Bunner looks with appreciation and surprise on the wonderful transformation which a year has made in the waste and desolate sandy plain which has now become the " site of such a group of buildings as has never before been assembled for such a purpose, on such a scale, within such a time, and in such conditions." A series of illustrations by W. T. Smedley illustrates this striking transformation. Franklin MacVeagh, one of the best-known merchants of Chicago, will write on " Chicago's Part in the Fair" (November number). IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. J. M. Elder had on exhibition at the county fair 30 varieties of Hancock county apples. Estherville Vindicator: Mrs. C. D, Pettibone of Algona visited over Sunday with the Metzgar family. John Cronholm has quit buttermak- ing at Fairville and joins Lou Thorson in a hardware store at Armstrong. Miss Anna Richmond of Armstrong, late teacher in the Algona schools, has gone to Massachusetts to be gone ayear. Old Mr. Goodrich, father of H. L. Goodrich of Spirit Lake and a one-time resident of Kossuth, died last week at his son's home. The new town of Armstrong beats the world on banks. A fourth one is going in. A gentleman by the name of Burns has let the contract for the erection of a building to be used for this puspose. Elmore Eye: Prof. Frank M. Chaffee, principal of the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school at Algona, was an Elmore visitor last Saturday, Mr, Chaffee was rustling in the interest of his school. score cups. Al. Adams greets Whittemore's new paper as follows: We are glad to welcome the new venture into this field of frosty newspaper surroundings and hope that it may be long in the land and the ideals of the editor be realized. Hancock Signal: Company F of Algona captured all the prizes offered at the Sioux City encampment of the Fourth regiment, Iowa state guards. Capt. Edens took a handsome gold medal for making the best rifle and the team won two silver Hurrah for the Algona militia boys. Conductor W. Winebrenner was the recipient of a present from his fellow conductors at Eagle Grove the fore part of last week in the shape of a solid silver lantern, costing$100, that for beauty and design is ahead of anything ever carried by a conductor on the Northwestern road. The body of the lantern is handsomely chased with designs in wreaths. Three globes of different colors, each representing the various promotions in a railroad man's career, accompany it. Emmetsburg Democrat: Miss Wilkinson, who has been attending the primary training school at Caflanan GEN. WEAVER'S TRIALS. Mrs. Mnry tease Writes of the Outrages In the South— Women Insulted and Meetings Broken Up In a letter to the Inter Ocean, Mrs. Lease, the famous people's party orator, says: The spirit of lawlessness evoked and fostered by the organized democracy of tho towns and cities of the south has become so intolerant that it de mands the attention of law-abiding, God-fearing people everywhere. Free speech and a fair count of the ballot are arrogantly and openly denied. Within the past few days the southern chivalry of Georgia in the democratic clubs o Waycross, Albany, and Macon resorted to mob violence, and incited and en cournged by the democratic press o the state, indulged in hoodlumfsm anc vile language and conduct that woulc put to shame the natives of an uncivil ized community. At Columbus a determined effort to break up a third party meeting wai suppressed only because the farmeri were in the majority. At all non-demo cratic meetings held along the line o railroads, great crowds of thugs and rowdies from the large citius arc shipped in to create riot and provoke bloodshed. At Macon the right speech was denied to Gen. J. B. Weaver the presidential nominee of the peo ple's_ party, and the young men's demo cratic club, 300 strong, preconcertedly marched to the meeting and aided i the disturbance and abetted the chival ric rowdies in their disgraceful proceed ings. Mrs. Gen. Weaver, who ac companied her husband, and who is prominent " white ribboner," and love ly, Christian gentlewoman, was assault ed and driven from the balcony of th Hotel Lanier by rotten eggs thrown a her by the Macon chivalry. The may or of the city was invoked in vain. Th police stood, in with the mob an laughed and encouraged them. A committee consisting of the chah man of the democratic club, Dr. Nu mally of the Presbyterian university and the Methodist pastor wept and im plored me to address the mob and quie the demon that had been evoked an lift the odium of disgrace from thei city, but no human voice could be hear above the roar of the democratic wil beasts that held possession of the cit all night. At the state capital the disgracefu scenes of Macon were twice repeated i the presence of the governor of Georgi and with an organized police fore powerless or unwilling to prevent law lessness, culminated in a frenzied, mac ly yelling, democratic mob, who woul not permit an announcement, and open ly signified their intention to suppres free speech by violence. Mob law pre vailed and that demon of intoleranc that prompted the frenzy of Sumpte and brought the despair of Appomat tox stalked through tho city of Atlan ta. That the shedding of innocen blood might be averted Gen. Weave and his party left the state yesterda to resume the campaign in North Caro Una and Virginia. The political lines in Georgia ar tightly drawn by the so-called organ ized democracy in the cities as agains the populists of the rural population As 75 per cent, of the population o Georgia are agriculturalists, it follow that they are demanding a cessation the rein of terrorism and the suppres sion of lawlessness. With a fair coun of the ballot this fall the death kne of democracy will sound. MRS, MARY LEASE. BLOODSHED AT SPENCER, Our Western Neighbor tho Scono o a Race War-lUotous Negroes the Rampage. SPENCER, Sept. 21.— There is grei excitement in this city and a prospec for a wholesale lynching of negroes Last night there was a bloody battle i the streets between negroes and whit men, in which one man was killed an a dozen wounded. A gang of negroe started in to run the town and for som time terrorized the inhabitants an had things all their own way. Finall the sheriff and city marshal succeede in getting together a posse of citizen to put a stop to the lawless acts of th negroes. The officers met the rioter on the main street and a sharp fi<rh ensued, over fifty shots being fired They were driven back and scores o citizens came out to join in the pursuit for Was s °m time until the negroes, seeing that the could not escape, turned on their piu ?^™ *S d , a fle «;ce hand-to-hand struggle ,„„ u -ii , and several othor were badly hurt. The desperate ne groes used revolvers, stones, a " but the white men proved too them, and five were captured, whiL the others succeeded h ' many were in favor of prisoners on the spot. > streets, lynching thj It was with in mil. the were not was placed about length the crowc on — talk of lynching was Friends of those hurt in the nen ight are thirsting for vengenfe. THE FOBOEBiLL. 'resident Hitr-rlson's Wise Wo Southern Elections—A. tlve, 1'roposnl. In his letter of acceptance Preside larrison says: in my last .essage to congress 1 said: "•! | ntertain the hope that it is possible to ecure a calm, patriotic consideration f such constitutional or statute hanges as may be necessary to sem/ he choice of the officers of the govern' ment to the people by fair appointments' and free elections." I believe it would je possible to constitute a commissic* non-partisan in membership and cofc' >osed of patriotic, wise and impartial men, to whom a consideration of th questions of the evils connected with our election systems and methods misht >e committed with a good prospect nf securing unanimity in some plan fai removing or mitigating those evils Tim constitution would permit the selection of the commission to be vested in thn supreme court, if that method would rive the best guarantee of impartiality This commission should bo chareed with tho duty of inquiring into the the whole subject of the law of elections as related to the choice of officers of the national government, with a view to securing to every elector a free and unmolested exercise of the suffrage and as near an approach to an equality of value in each of the ballots cast as is attainable. The demand that the limitations of suffrage shall be found in tho law and only there, is a just demand and no just man should resent or resist it. It seems to me that an appeal to our neop_le to consider tho question of readjusting our legislation upon absolutely fair non-partisan lines might find some effective response. Many times I have had occasion to say that laws and election methods designed to give unfair advantages to the party making them would some time be used to perpetuate in power a faction of a party against the will of the majority of the people. Of this wo seem to have an illustration in the recent state election in Alabama. There was no republican ticket in the field. The contest was between white democrats. The Kolb party say they were refused the representation guaranteed by law upon tne election boards, and that when the courts by mandamus attempted to right this wrong, the appeal could not be heard until after the election made the writ ineffectual. Ballot boxes were thrown out for alleged irregularities or destroyed, and it is asserted on behalf of one half, at least, of the white voters of Alabama, that the officers to whom certificates have been given were not honestly elected. There is no security for the personnel or political rights. The power of the states over the question of the qualification of electors is ample to protect them against the dangers of an ignorant or depraved suffrage, and the demand that every man found to be qualified under the law shall be made secure in the right to cast a free ballot and to have that ballot honestly counted cannot bo abated. Our old republican battle cry, " a free ballot and a fair count," comes back to us, not only from Alabama but from other states, and from men, who, differing from us widely in opinions, have come to see that parties and political debate are but a mockery, if, when the debate is ended, judgment of honest majorities is to be reversed by ballot box frauds and tally sheet manipulations in the interest of the party or party faction in power, These new political movements in tho states and the' recent decisions of some of the state courts against unfair apportionment laws encourage the hopes that tho arbitrary and partisan election laws and practices which have prevailed may be corrected by the states, the law made equal and nonpartisan, and the elections free and honest. The republican party would rejoice at such a resolution, as a healthy and patriotic local sentiment is the best assurance of free and honest elections. I shall again urge upon congress that provision be made for the appointment of a non-partisan commission to consider the subject of apportionments and elections in their ref- lation to the choice of federal officers. IN THE MARKET. Algona'a Young Men Who MUstMar- ry In Vivo Yehi-s—A GoodfcJlMilce. The Livermore Gazette tit reporting the Peterson-Hart weMing gives the names of the members of our local matrimonial association. They are a fine lot of young men and the fact that they, lose their money if they don't findsome one in five years makes them all keep. their eyes open to the main chance. The Gazette says: Among the large and useful list of wedding presents war one which should have special mention. It was a roll of bills representing P tied with a blue ribbon, sent from Algona. It appears that Mr, Peterson M of a somewhat speculative turn of mlna, and as soon as he went to Algona ne was invited to join a matrimonial league composed of ten men, being himself, W A. L. Eist, B. W. Haggard, B. H. MU- lor, H. E. Rist, Will Haggard, C. & Matson, Pearl Pugh, Leo Pugnet ana J. W. Sullivan. The object of this association was to help the others in case of marriage, each being assessed PJ; whenever a member Tl stepped OB. Mr. Peterson's speculative- mind ft" once grasped the situation and he W belonged to the league several W° when he announced that an assessnw would be in order in his case, ana » was accordingly made. Hence a W wedding present. Tit for Tot. Courier: " It is a noticeable and perhaps significant fact that THE UW** DES MOINES ignores Mr. Raymond » its printed ticket. We would suggest to our contemporary that it would »w» better to hoist Mr. Raymond's nanw with the others no matter how it W feel toward that gentleman." . • It is a noticeable and perhups W flcont fact that the Courier ignores Sullivan in its report of the democi convention. We would suggest w contemporary that it would la'*.'! to mention Mr. Sullivan's nomM with the others np master bow H i feel toward that gentleman-

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