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TJnloB—A •caucus oT4he republican voters o! tJnldh township-win t>e-hta a on Friday even ing, Oct. 21L, «t < cnelock, to nominate •b officers. Vfta. Doads, CommittematL. AX IMPORTANT ISSUE. Mr. Cleveland in his letter of acceptance gives stall further currency to the idea that tbe democratic party is proposing a return to the state bank money system, fife says: " Bat wfaatev-er may be the form of the people'* currency, national or state— nrhelher gold, silver, or paper—it should be so regulated and i^iarded by governmental action, or by wise and careful laws, that »o OE« can be deluded as to the certainty and stability of its value." The reference to a possible state money system means that be believes that this will be the outcome of carrying' out the democratic plank removing the tax from state bank issues, which was the means of doing away with the "shinplasters." But he says the state money rilaould be made by law stable in Its value. How does he propose to do II? Everything was tried when we had it before, and. the only method for making at .siubletlien was to destroy it W&at device -can Mr. Oev*land suggest tritieh •will insure the vaiue of a ficfllar issued by state 'banks -under state law? What assurance can he give fhst aH states waulS adopt wise laws! And «ren 31 .every wise legislative re stricffiiHi known to politics were adopted 2iow iean ie .Convince the people that a floDar issued -on the credit of one state SB a* good as one issued on the credit o: another state. This talk of a poasibl< state money is discreditable to Mr Oevelaad, He knows as does every other reading citizen that to open th floors lor any "but a national eurrene^ would fiood the eoun.tr}- with worthless money, and that the days of the bank deiteeJior and money exchange would be on HS again. Who would take a dollar at par with nothing behind it but the agreement of Alabama or some of the other debt-reptidaatisBg southern Btatei to pay? Who would accept at equa value money backed by lovra and 05 Mississippi? A great many have not been serious ly alarmed by the democratic platform on this state bank money question But Mr. Cleveland's letter giving this demand recognition makes it one of th vital issues. It is not only possible now but probable that a democratic adminis tration might again involve us in an experiment with "wildcat banks," and every voter who knows what that meant before should open his eyes to the danger which threatens. SOME HOME TESTIMONY. One of the best statements of the con dition of the laboring clas&es in Europe and America is made by E. G. Larson of Fort Dodge, who is just home from Europe, and whose letter is published in this issue. It was called out by John F. Buncombe, and is the candid expression of opinion of a man well known in Kossuth for his shrewd judgment and his business integrity. One of his companions in Europe was G. S. Ringland, •who was in Algona last week as a witness in court. In speaking of this letter Mr, Ringland said it gives only one part of the story. It tells chiefly oi tailor-made clothing. What is true oi that is true of all kinds of labor employing industries, and he told of ask ing particularly of wages in a German boiler factory, For twelve hours' work a day expert boiler makers were getting four marks, or less than our dollar. Those of our readers who recall Eugene Sohaffter's latter on European labor, published a year ago, will remember that he gave the same figures as to wages, citing especially the wages of Italian laborers on the public works in Home, which were 45 cents a day. These statements are all by men well known, and who tell what they have themselves seen, and they give color to the remark Mr, Ringland made in closing his conversation: "If a man wants tjo really appreciate his home country let him take a trip abroad," These statements of men who are known to northern Iowa are confirmed by the most authoritative labor leader in the United States. T. V. Powderly some time ago wrote an article for the North American Review in which he said that not enough had been done to protect American labor from pauper immigration. The democrats cut out paragraphs which they were using to make it appear that Mr. Powderly was against tariff protection. Last Mr. Powderly wrote agajn in «fe set «astly Although not a republican ^ij ly exposes the free trtwle Attempt *o reduce Our labor to the European level and denounces the democrats in the most scathing terms for pretending to be Menflly to labor, when, in fact, they plan nothing for its benefit. His dee- ing paragraph is in the following vigorous terms: The republican party has been charred with being the party <rf plntocraev, « -wealth and monopoly, "bat the democratic party has the supreme gall to assume, wifii the air of patronizing ownership, the privilege of dictating just "bow -workmen shall vote. It claims to be the jwrtj- of the poor man. I grant that it mufbt to ie, for the poor have given it the stremrth to live long enough to see its candidate" for the presidency -write against free silver at the dictation of Wall street; longenoneh to see its national convention frame a dishonest dec laration in f avor of the wildcat batik: long enough to see the principal actors on it: boards squirm and shift wiQi every Triad to natch the votes of poor men. Yes, thedem- ocratac party is the party of tbe poor man, and if he continues to rote that 1acket be will never be anything else than a poor man." GEX. trjEAVER'S TROUBLES. Gen. Weaver has written a letter about his reception in Georgia, which we publish in another column. He has been talking for ten years about ho tbe republicans have been abusing the south and attempting to revive section al Issues. He has said the time hat come to let the south run things to suit itself and conduct elections to suit itself. He has been bitterly opposed to " force bills." as laws intended to get a free vote are called, and has declare* that all that was needed is to let th southern states alone. Now after ten years of such service he has gone south to bear his message of the new era to the people, and he knows more abou the matter. He was not representing the negro vote nor raising the race question. Neither did be appear as a republican negro sympathizer. He was only the champion of the farmer and he has come out exactly when every other man has who has attempt ed to have a fair vote or a free expression of opinion, where either would in terfere with the bourbon ring oi ballo; box siuflers and vote stealers of the southern states. And the doughty northern general is not alone in his grief, for the southern born congress man, Tom Watson, is with him. Th general was rotten egged out of the state, a,nd Watson was howled down and driven from the stage in Augusta in a joint debate. Watson's remark when a democrat begged that he be given a fair hearing are a fit compan ion piece to Gen. Weaver's letter. He said: " The ide_a that anyone has to ask a hear ing for ine in the city of Augusta. There i not a brick in your streets I have aot troc with my weary feet when I was a poor am homeless boy asking for work. There is n street in your city that has not seen mj mother, a Richmond county girl, blood o your blood, bone of your bone, flesh of you flesh, as she honestly and industrious! made her living here with her needle i: the years of her youth; and the idea of any body having to ask for a hearing for me asking that I should have fair play here ir Richmond county, arouses my just indigna tion. I ask no favors except those favor which honorable foes always are willing U give. I ask no mercy except that mercy, i you please, which always grants a fairfigh among honorable, brave men, and not th cowardly attempt of many men to stifle tb voice of one man." In view of such utterances as these which are not made to secure negn supremacy or to raise race questions is it not well to occasionally to recur to what Gen. Grant said in 1880: " There is not a precinct in this vast nation where a democrat cannot cast his ballo and have it counted as cast, no matter wha the predominance of the opposite party He can proclaim his political opinions, even if he is one among thousands, without fear and without proscription on account of his opinions. There are fourteen states, am localities in some others, where republican have not this privilege. This is one reason why I am a republican." THE Courier says THE UPPER DES MOINES has changed front on the tariff THE UPPER DES MOINES opposed the McKinley bill, first, because it seemec likely to shut off foreign commerce and so hurt the export trade for the farm er's surplus. It opposed it, secondly, because it seemed likely that it would needlessly increase the cost of. the necessities to the farmer and laborer The reciprocity clause was added t< the bill, and what is the result as to farm exports? Here is the official statement from the chief of the bureau of statistics: 11 The exports in the fiscal year 1892 for the first time attained to a billion of dollars, they were of the value of $1,030,278,030, and exceeded the value of exports in 1890 by the sum of f!72,449,346. They exceeded the average annual value of exports for the ten years prior to 1891 by the sum of $365,142,>33. The combined value of exports of cot- Lon, breadstuffs, provisions, cattle, sheep, and hogs, all classed as agricultural products of 1892, exceeded the exports of 1890 ay the sum of $159,238,323, and exceeded the average annual value of the ten years mentioned by the sum of $215,965,639." As to the increase in prices, which THE UPPER DES MOINES joined the Courier in predicting would occur, where has it come in? We again in,e our esteemed contemporary to tell -he farmers what they are paying more for than they did in 1800, Is it bind- ng twine which the Humboldt convention talked so much about? The fact is that the actual market has knocked out all predictions, and every reader in his county knows that he is getting everything as cheap or cheaper than le did before. THE UPPER DES MOINES is frank in his matter. If the Courier will show hat any of its predictions about high jrtces came true we will join in urging ^change. Will the Couriev bo equally rank? Will it come out and admit n spite of all its talk about the cost of 'boj-s 1 clothes, that are as cheap this fall as Miey «ver *eref WiB its admit %o 43»e conn'ry tJmt fe Ids boys their *rat outfits itfais year for fnst »s litfle soroney as lie did before the McKanley MM -was enacted? WiH he tell Ms readers that he takes DO stocl in the free trade platform adopted a. Chicago, -which says that protection is a fraud on labor sad nneonslatnlaonal: The Cknuier professes to admire candor and independence. It has a splendid chance to shotr some of both. George Ticknor Curtis has -written another letter in -which, he says: " In la! £llment of my promise made in response fa your letter of the 7th last, I proceed to giv yon my views of the protective issue as i has been made by tbe two political parties in the present campaign, Krst, however left me observe by way of preface to what am about to say, that altbongb I have Jo very many years acted and voted -with th democratic party, 1 cannot do so in th coming presidential election. A vote for the nominee of the late democratic nataona convention will mean a vote for free trade. It will mean a vote for the doctrines emra dated in the platform, -which denounces th republican tarifl as a fraud on the grea majority of the American people, for th benefit of a few, stigmatizes a protecHv tariff as unconstitutional, and proposes lay duties for obtaining revenue only, -with out regard to the protection of our own in dustries. I cannot by my vote affirm any thing so false as this. A man must pa; some regard to truth in politics as -well as in other things. To affirm what I believ to be untrue political doctrine is somethin. that I never did, and I shall not do it now I consider the anti-protection plaiik in th democratic platform to be as false as any thing that I have ever known to be assertec in a similar instrument. If it had said tha the existing tariff needs revision, I migh have concurred. But it has gone the whol lenght of denying that any protection o our domestic industries is within the con stitutional power of congress. I repudiate this doctrine, because I know better." The national federation of iron an steel workers are organizing for a bitte fight at Homestead- The leaders of th lote strike are indicted for treason, and th trials mean that the existence of the federation is at stake. Judge Gresham and Judge Cooley ar claimed by the democrats, but being inter viewed refused to confirm the rumors, would relieve a long-suffering public have Judge Gresham located somewher after his coquetting with Weaver. Referring to our old Algona colleg professor, the State Register says: "Th appointment of Prof. Orlando H. Baker o Indian ola, Iowa, as United States consul a Copenhagen, is one that will give real pleasure to his numberless friends through out the state. Prof. Baker has been a clos student all his life, is well versed in Ian guages, political and business affairs, an will fill the consulship to the satisfaction o the people of both countries." Gov. Boies in his message in Januarj last said: " With increased prices for th products of our farms has come a sustainec advance in the market value of the agricii tural lands of our state." The Courier talks about low price for grain and quotes Cleveland's messag of 18S8 to the farmers. And while it is do ing that the democrats are moving heaven and earth to defeat Knute Nelson for gov ernor of Minnesota, because Senator Wash burn made a fight against the Chicago board of trade gambling, which has done more tt demoralize grain markets than all othe things together. The fight is led by th« Chicago Herald, and the democratic boar of trade are putting in every effort to keep the republicans out and beat Washburn fo: senator. Washburn made a heroic effor last winter to stop grain gambling, and wil keep up the fight till he wins. It is al right to quote Cleveland's old messages to the farmers who don't know what is going on. But it will take a finer gauze than tha to cover up the Armour ring and thebucke shops of Chicago from the clear-headed voters here in Kossuth. T. V. Powderly, the great labor lead, er, said last week: "As between the re publican and democrat parties I am a repub liean this year." Here is Gov. Boies as he saw things last January ixi his message to the legislature: " A marked impetus has been given to the upbuilding of our cities and towns. An era of prosperity has come to ourmanu facturing and mining industries. Our lines of railways have felt the influence of better prices for the great staples we are able to send abroad, and wherever we turn, in every branch of industry, trade or profes sion in which our people are engaged, are to be seen unmistakable evidences of the •eneral prosperity with which we now are jlessed." Ernest Renan, scholar, is dead. the great French The New Orleans club which ar ranged the Sullivan-Corbett and other prize fights cleared $42,(U9. The State Register says: " The Al- ?ona Uri-Eu DKS MOISES notes that 'The State Register has challenged F. M. Hub>ell of Des Moines to put one of his $15 Irondon suits up against a $7.50 suit to be >ought in the city. All true, but Mr. Hub>ell has not accepted and dares not accept the Register's challenge." The Webster City Herald and Graph- o have consolidated and P. Q. Lee will be editor of the new paper, which will be democratic. W. S. Weston, who has edited the Gerald and who has made a spicy and en- oyablo daily, drops out THE MONTH'S Tho October Atlantic opens with an able paper by Jos. C. Carter, entitled "Mr. . . . f's fftaoe in jrribBe Bfe. Mr. Carter considers Mm IfcetBBstffistfnS'insfew «r*mple of tnrr best tilass <if sla 8*e present moment, when Mr. qnest is so nmch talked **, Uns -wiH sern to .sbow lie manner of man lie was, am •win pertaps thro* wjmefight as tolfoe -way be would tarre-w^bea MS bequest to nave been used. Mrs. DelKMlhi"TbeStt«T of a ChOoV" gives some delightful passages in theEfeof her berctee, and tie sespe ia •which sbe and ier playmate -worship sn idol is Very cleverly written. -*-*The October St. Ificbolas ends tbe 19th volume. The shelf that boWs these J 9 volumes 5s a full treasury «£ bright, instructive, helpful, and ideHghtftfl reading for the young. Tbe prospectus for tbe coming year "is a proof that tbe magazine has no in t«nticm of resting upon its weU-aarned record. Volcanoes and Earthquakes receive their full meed of -notice in the October St. Nicholas. In pictures and ta text is tol< tbe story of bow and why the earth shakes and volcanoes emit melted stone said fiery steam. The Colnmbus interest culminates, as i should, in the October Century, contempor aneonslv with the celebrations at New York and Chicago, the frontispiece being tbe newly brought out " Liotto" portrait Columbus, owned by Mr. J. W. Ellsworth of Chicago. It is accompanied by an ex planatory paper by the critic, John C. Van Dyke. In the same number the Sppnisl statesman, Castelar, writes of Columbus homeward voyage after the great discovery and the architect, Van Brunt, describes the fisheries building, the exquisite art building and the United States government baildini at the world's fair. In addition to this is an editorial on the fair, in which it is de dared that Chicago, in the housing of th world's fair, has not only equaled "but has surpassed Paris. The editor adds, -'we shall have an exhibition more dignified, beautiful and truly artistic than any world has seen," It has been said—was it a Frenchman who said it!—that the Germans canno write short stories. This assertion is disapproved by the brilliant October numbe of Romance. It is the second in that magazine's series of special issues, and more than half of its contents are from the Ger man. The whole forms a remarkable an' interesting illustration of German fiction Agreeable variety is secured by the inter spersing of half a dozen American tales flavoring strongly of the native soiL Thi magazine is issued by Romance Publishing Co., Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York The price is 25 cents a number; subscriptions, 82.80 ayear. IS THIS HEIGHBOEHOOD. Charley Winterble, once of Algona, is renominated for auditor of O'Brien county. Estherville Democrat: The demo crats of Kossuth offer to bet tnonej that J. J. Ryan will carry that count' and as yet no republican "has beenfouni rash enough to stake his money on Dol liver. Corvrith Crescent: Rev. I. I. Thorn son and wife moved from here to thei future home in Franklin county las Tuesday. Rev. Thompson will nottak an appointment to preach any more but will devote his time to attending tc his farm. Mason City Republican: Conducto Milt. Haupt, running on the branch out of Spencer, spent a few hours in th« city Saturday. Milt, claims tp be a lit tie on the decline in flesh but still tips the scales at 235, which still keeps him in the " heavy weight" class. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. J. Wilson is building a large addition to his Al gona elevator Miss Nelli Hincbon of Algona visited friends in this city over Sunday Supt Donlon attended the Kossuth county fair last week. Our worthy superin tendent takes a great interest in fairs Elmore Post: Lila Williams wen down to Algona for a short visit las week G. W. Pangburn and wife went to South Dakota on Tuesday for a week's visit P. S. Corkins of Al gona spent a short time here with friends on Monday Mrs. Joe Wol is visiting at her home near Algona ant Joe is a " grass widdy" in the mean time. THE OITY OF ABMSTBOKG. A Dozen Buildings Already Up—Four Banks to go In—The Railroad Xo In Sight. A curious example of western enthu siasin is furnished by the new metropolis of Emmet county. Although the new railroad has not yet reached th_ Kossuth line, and practically no grading has been done through the county, here is a town sprung up from nothing with two banks actually running, one with building just completed, and "the loi bought for another, and a dozen business houses up for which lumber has been hauled by team from Estherville and Bancroft Armstrong is founded in the proper spirit. Pluck and confidence like that would make a town with naif the chance there is. The firsi building the visitor sees is Col. Dow office, the present home of the state bank of which Mr. Stickney, late of Em cnetsburg in vestment company, is cash' ier. Next comes the building for Breen?s bank, which is on the $600 town ot. Across the street is Lou Thorson'i hardware store. Then comes the Arm strong bank, Wm. Stuart, president 3. P. Robinson, cashier. They are juilding a new double front and Mr. 3oots of Estherville occupies one with a general stock. Next is a drug store o be occupied by Mr. Colvin of Grundy Center, and a hotel by Mr. Laurence of the same place. Next Stivers & Benson of Estherville have a furniture store, and Jenkins & Loomer a restaur- mt. Across the street Campbell & Reynolds of Bancroft have a hardware tore, and Wm. Musson a general stock, tf r. Mitchell has the foundation in for a building. Signs in various places in- .icate that four lumber yards are to go up as soon as help can be had. The people are all genial, hospitable nd confident, and the air of a boom own ip felt everywhere. Tbe main ody of the new-comers are from Gruny Center, and more are coming, imong them is Dr. Finlayson, who vill attend the bodily ills of the community. Lots have been set aside for a °resbyterian church and an independ- nt school district is being figured on, nd by spring a full-fledged city is as- ured if the road arrives, and Col. 3ows promises that this fall. If any of ur readers have the blues, we advise lera to take in Armstrong and begin- ing with Bro. Stickney go down the ,reet and listen to what can be said for 10country generally and Armstrong: n particular. It is a sure cure. • (MTffiM QUESTION Fall Statement About English and American Goods as Told by a Fort Dodge Citizen. He Has Been to the Land of Free Trade and Cheap Goods, and Tell About Laborers' Wages There* E. G. Larson, well known to many in Kossuth as an old-timer in Fort Dodge and a tailor of experience, has lately been to Europe. On his return John F. Duncombe told a story about his buying foreign clothing, and Mr. Larson writes a letter to the Messenger which is very interesting reading. He says: As Mr. Duncombe saw fit to tell the democratic convention about my enormous purchases of clothing abroad, on which he says I saved enough to pay for my trip, perhaps some facts about the clothing business and other matters Everywhere 1 went I heard cursing the McKinley bill. 1 »i persuade Some of them that it hurt them any—I had it from a cratic newspaper at home tW American farmer and workin all the McKinley tariff—bui not convince them. They s&tt "n, wages were being reduced there *> th2 employers could reduce the nrienn* «T goods enough to hold their trad! < America, Some of the factories W closed and some Were getting readv » move their machinery and employ/* America, It would be money in pockets to get Mr. Duncombe to them how to add all the tariff to th 0 u prices and still get anybody to buv »h» goods. * ne GEH. WEAVEB'S BEPOBT, An Interesting Account of his Meet Ings In Gcorgla-WhatBourbonlRm Ileally Means. °°nu m ATLANTA, GA., Sept. 23.—To Mr. R ' D. Irwin, Chairman State Committed People's Party, Atlanta, Ga.-Dear sir: At the urgent request of your com- me uiunnug uu=iu«5o «mu U..UCI uj^v^.o mittee I entered this state on the 20th which interested me will also interest » ns t. for the purpose of addressing the the public. people of Georgia upon the political I bought three suits of clothes—one situation and the issues involved in the in London, one in Stockholm and one in present national campaign. The places Christiana. Also an overcoat, a pair of kid gloves and various small articles. Kill H1U* C3 €»UU VdllUua DLUU11 tllblljld}. 1 tit v v * ** •" " **0, AUOCUO, AV Mr. Duncombe is right in saying that I lanta, Madison, Augusta and Eiberton. • i . •* _v *! A \_ _.. _ ij Tfinri tVirtfir»i»»if. r\f nMsvnuJ — a . * bought them cheaper than they could be bought in Fort Dadge. The difference between the prices on such goods here and in the countries where I traveled varies with the different classes of goods. The difference is greatest on the most expensive goods, such as are made up by tailors and such as are worn by well-to-do and wealthy people. As you compare cheaper goods the difference is less until you get to a hat which sells for $1 here and a pair of overalls which sell for $1; they are as cheap and as good for the money here as they can be bought anywhere in Europe that I traveled and I saw workingmen^ shirts sold for more money in London and Stockholm than the price in Fort Dodge. I have been in the clothing business all my life, and I took particular interest in getting all the facts I could about that business wherever I went. A suit of clothes which sells here for &5 S6 would be slightly cheaper over there. A suit which sells here could be bought there for $7.50. When you get up to tailor-made suits which cost here S30 to $40 and upwards, they can be be bought there for one-half what they cost here. When you get into extra fine goods, furs, kids and sealskins the difference is still greater. A pair of kid gloves which costs 81.50 here can be bought for 40 cents there. In each place where I bought clothing I inquired the price paid to the working people for making it. Their pay was about the same in the three places. My overcoat, such as a journeyman tailor in Fort Dodge gets $8.70 for making, was made there for $3.35. A workman in Fort Dodge gets for making a suit: S6.75 for coat, $2.30 for pants, $1.75 for vest. In Stockholm, $2.92 for coat, 70 cents for pants, 60 for vest. There is a similar difference in clerk hire, the pay of the cutter and all of the other things that enter into the making of the cloth and the clothes. On the cheaper grades of clothing, such as are sold ready made, our American manufacturers do business on a larger scale and have got their business down to a finer system than they have abroad and compete so sharply with each other that it makes the difference less on such goods. Boots and shoes cost about the same there as here for that same reason. T tried wherever I went to learn all I could about the condition of the people I stayed a week on a farm in Norway. A hired man employed there for seven days in haying had walked 16 miles to get the job, and his pay was 26} cents a day and board. A street car driver in the city of Christiana told me that he worked seven days in a week and 15 to 16 hours a day, and his pay was $18.08 a month, and boarded himself. A cabman told me that he got $15.60 a month and worked 12 hours a day and paid $10.40 a month for board. A policeman in the city of London told me his pav named for said meetings were: Waycross, Albany, Columbus, Macon, I find the spirit of organized rowdyism at some of the points visited within the state so great as to render it inadvisable for me to attempt to fill the engagements at the points not already reached. Personal indignity was threatened at Waycross, but was suppressed by the attendance of our freinds and the careful management of Mr. Reed the local chairman. At Albany we met a howling mob, which refused to accord us a respectful and uninterrupted hearins Our meeting at Columbus was a grand success, thanks to the superior manage- mentof Mr. C. J. Thornton. About 3, 000 people attended this meeting and gave us respectful and enthusiastic attention. AtMacon the conduct of the mob which greeted our advent into the city was simply disgraceful beyond description. Rotten eggs were thrown, prior to the introduction of the speakers one of which struck Mrs. Weaver on the head. Eggs were thrown repeatedly during the continuance of the mob, and turbulent crowds continued to howl and hoot until past midnight. At Atlanta a similar crowd of rowdies gathered at the point of meeting benton tumult and disorder. Learning of this Mrs. Lease and myself refused to appear either ia the afternoon or evening. I am convinced that similar treatment awaits us at the points not visited. I decline to meet such appointments. The members of our party, though apparently largely m the majority in the state, are unable to secure for us a peaceful and respectful bearing. I wish to call especial attention to the fact that the disorder is almost exclusively confined to young roughs who infest tbe towns and who are incited to violence by persons who keep in the background. The country people are uniformily respectful and anxious to hear. It is especially worthy of note that the disorderly conduct does not proceed from the confederate soldiers, who are manly almost without exception in their conduct and generally in sympathy with our movement. The police force at the disorderly points made no effort so far as is known, to preserve good order. In some instances thev gave open couten- ance to the tumult." I think it is but fair to say that many good people who we know are not in favor of the peoples party openly denounce these outrages, but they seem powerless to assert themselves. The mayor of Waycross made every effort to protect our meeting at that point. J. B. WEAVER. In all of these places butter, flour and meat cost more than they cost in Fort Dodge. Mr. Duncombe may be better posted on the theories of free trade and protection than I am, but I know these facts to be true because I got them fr ° m first hands. All that I saw abroad made me prouder of America and a stronger believer in the policy of protecting our American working people from open competition with cheap labor then ever before. I saw workmen sitting on the ground eating their dinners jump up in a hurry and hold their caps in their hands while their employer passed by. Everywhere in Europe the workman is classed by himself and the rich by themselves. Whatever Mr. Duncombe's theories may bel know that if I had to beg?n life over again I would do as I did V- fore-make my home in America If I worked as a journeyman tailor I would rather pay a little mow fop a few thinm I used and get $8.70 instead of $3 35 for every overcoat I made. Whatever occupation I went into I would be hVt ter off with American wJges for evSv KKvm^raaSffi VtS^ZPjSSSPSftS IS ^r\r P fssr^H besome money raised to run "he 8 V TO FIGHT TOB The Democrats Will Try to Carry the State for Cleveland. NEW YORK, Sept. 30.—The situation in the state of Iowa was the principal subject considered this afternoon at the democratic headquarters. National Committeeman Richardson of Iowa has been for several days in the city urging that special attention be paid that state as one of those of the northwesterly group to be carried for Cleveland and Stevenson. Today Mr. Richardson and other Iowa democrats called upon Mr, Cleveland at his hotel and afterwards addressed the democratic national committee at length. During a protracted session the campaign committee considered the matter in all its bearings and exhaustively examined the statistics of the state during the past ten years. The conclusion reached was that with proper effort Iowa can be carried for Cleveland and Stevenson and the campaign committee, believing in the practicability of such a result, has resolved to aid by a general distribution of documents and the assignment of speakers, the energetic campaign already being • conducted in Iowa by its leading democrats. The Iowa delegation called in a a body on Senator Hill today. In the delegation are Chas. D. Fullen of Fail-field, chairman of the state central committee; Col. N. W. Mclvor, chairman of the state association of democratic clubs; Henry Stivers of the Des Moines Leader, and S, H. Mai- lory. SMASHINS THE BEOOBDS, Xnncy Hanks and Mascot Set the Paco-Mlles In 3.O1 on Regulation Tracks. Terre Haute, Ind., has a regular old- style track which now has the lead. Last Wednesday Nancy Hanks trotted a mile in 2:04 beating her other record three seconds, and Thursday Mascot paced in 2:04, breaking also all records, Nancy Hanks made the first quarter ia 31, the second in 81f and the third W 29i. Mascot also made one quarter in 1 29i seconds which is remarkable speed and which .Williams said no- hors? could ever attain. The racing records- have been all made over this season- .L. SEE our fine assortment Geo. L,. Galbraitb. & Co. of

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