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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 6, 1892
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THE tJPMB DES MOINES; , tnWA.'wifiDlfflSPAY. APML 6, 1802. .The Upper Des Moines JBY INGHAM & WARBEN. term* of tlie Upper De* M6l«e»: One copy, oofl year I1.50 One copy, six months To One copy, three months 40 Bent to any address at a bore rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal not« at our rlsK. Rates of advertising sent on application. FOOLISH t/EGiSLATlON. If any bill interfering with the right of the ordinary citizen to make any contract affecting his own business he pleases should have become a law, it •was the Kelley bill providing lhat notes taken by peddlers, insurance agents, and patent right venders, must state what they were given for, and should be non-transferable. But Gov, Boies would not endorse even this interference, and his veto killed the bill. Without entering into the merits of the veto, there are a few queries connected with all this class of legislation which Wo should like to see answered. Why should the law say what kind of a note.a man shall give or not give in a matter affecting his private business, and when the contract does not affect the public welfare? Admit that enormous swindles are perpetrated by the men who are classed in this bill, that the man who buys of them gets nothing for his money, what of that? Shall he not bo at liberty to buy " blue sky" if ho wants to, and does so deliberately? Can the law protect a man from making foolish trades, and foolish contracts, and is there any policy in ( having the law attempt to protect him from inexcusable ignorance? Everyone of these fake games has been exposed time and again by every local paper in Iowa. Years ago every detail of the patent fence deal was explained by every paper in Kossuth county.' The folly of buying of irresponsible traveling agents has been held to ridicule as a standing item in every paper in the state. No man can offer a single valid excuse for making any bargain in these days, where he does not get substantial consideration. If, then, he gets gulled through ignorance, or cupidity, if he lets an irresponsible agent make him believe he can stick his neighbors on some new scheme, if he bites at some bait of a snide apple tree man, orthinks that he can get free money at the shell game, why should the people rise and demand a law that will help him out of paying what he agrees to? We confess we have little sympathy with these benevolent attempts to help men out of holes of their own digging. When men will pass their home nursery to patronize the vender of some new-fangled apple tree the fruit of which keeps 18 months, we are in favor of having them pay their notes in full with interest. If they buy a right to sell fence to their neighbors at 150 per cent, advance, the bigger notes they give and tho quicker they have them to pay the better. If they will get stuck on a cloth peddler let them learn the lesson with humility, and if they get curious about the wheel of fortune let them pay the reckoning and charge it up to a spirit of scientific investigation. A man down near Livermore last week, told a farmer that he could get him any leading paper for 25 cents a year and the leading magazines for $1 a year, and the fool ordered a lot of reading matter. We presume there are plenty of people who would like to see him get his money back. Our only regret is that he didn't pay for every periodical in the United States, knowing as he did from the lists in his responsible home papers just what these periodicals are actually worth. The truth about this whole matter of note making Is that any man can make his notes non-transferable by marking out " payable to order or bearer." He can put in the face of a note any condition he pleases. In making a bargain lie can make any provision for payment he desires, or there is no trade. If then ho will not protect himself, whose business is it? And if he cannot protect himself why should not he have a guardian, rather than enact laws which will interfere with the free contracts of his neighbors? Those queries may not suggest the right solution of this whole matter, but we should bo pleased to see them reviewed by a believer in abridging absolute freedom of contract. What has happened that warrants us in going back at this date on Poor Richard's maxim, "experience is a hard school, but fools will learn in no other?" THE OKMAN11 FOU 11OAD HEPORM, Iowa at present is enjoying—to use the common expression—the roads Mark Twain's minister traveled over. He suid, at the end of his journey, that if he ever went to hell he wanted to ride there over that road, u he would be so very glad when he got there." For two weeks the highways have been practically impassable all over the state, and if the current discussion of the road question does not come homo to the people now, it is likely it never will. If there is anybody who does not see that relying on our ordinary dirt highways means a stoppage of traffic every wet spell he has not had occasion to be out this spring. The older the country gets the more travel there is, the worse the situation becomes. In other sthtes some attempt is being made to solve the problem and adopt some sys- tematic line of improvement. The magazines are full of descriptions o European roads, complaints of our own neglect, and suggestions of reform. What to do is not so easily decidec upon. But one thing is pretty well set tied, and that is that there will be no good roads until the road tax is collect ed and spent under intelligent manage ment. The county which goes on much longer " working out" road tax will be stuck in the mud half the year. This point settled it is possible without stoni to get passable roads anywhere in th< state. The money now nominally spen each year on roads would soon give a good graveled road bed, well drained on every main highway of this county, and the money spent in Iowa would, in ten years, • make her noted for her highways, if sclen tifically applied. This is the first step in road reform, and the question is which state, which county, which town ship will be first to collect its tax in money, let its work by contract, hav< its road bed and ditches laid by com potent surveyors, have its grading done by improved machines, and th road surface graveled and kept In re pair? Some township will take th lead, for it is not possible that intelll gent farmers will go on much longer with a system which leaves them worse off each year. This question of road reform is one the farmers are most interested in. In the first place the value of their proper ty and the comfort of their employ ment depends on it. In the scconc place it involves their reputation Their judgment on the management o railroads will not long cut much figun if they show no capacity to handle those avenues of traffic which run their own doors, and it ought not to When the American commisioner o agriculture reports that our country roads are the poorest in the civilized world, there is evidently a field of labor fully as important for us as figuring on the management of railways—admittec to be the best in the civilized world The reputation of the farmers is a stake, and during the next few years their capacity will be tested by thei ability to handle the country roa< question. Another spring ought not to come in Kossuth county without som organized effort having been made to give the county a system of passabl highways. The Emmetsburg Democrat cheer fully says: " The next senator from low will be a democrat. This the developments of the past three months especially have given every color of hopeful assurance There is nothing unsettled about this, and Col. Clarke of Cedar Rapids will, beyond all reasonable doubt, be the man. Hii abilities along side of those of Vilas, Palm er, Carlisle, Hill, and Mills will not res beneath a shadow, but will glisten with th clearness of their western strength and purity. With Gov. Boies in the presi dontial chair, and Col. Clarke a member o the senate, Iowa democracy could bow witl unassailable pride to the admiration of th world." Bro. Bailey in the Britt Tribune says " Algoua has three of the best local news papers of any city of its size in Iowa. Ni gush, simply fact." The Blue Earth City Post, which is one of our best exchanges, has been com pelled by advertising patronage to eulargi to a seven-column page. Lafe Young has completed his second year with the Des Moines Capital. There is not a paper in the state that has grown more in the same time. Col. Eiboeck, the well-known demo cratic editor of Des Moines, says: "N German-American ever hold an appointlv state or United States office in Iowa." The Sioux City Journal's Washing ton correspondent is not especially con cerned in Dollivor's success. He says tha since his tariff speech our congressman conceded today to be one of the ablest butors on the republican side." "is de A big Cleveland meeting has been held at Chicago. Young Congressman Hoai got at Hill by saying; "I have no animosi ty for the man who says, ' I am a democrat, but I prefer for a leader a man who tells why he is a democrat." The Dubuque Telegraph takes Walt. Butler to task for saying ho is a free trader and then adding that he favors a tariff to pay the public expense. According to the Telegraph this is inconsistent. But then the Telegraph goes on to talk of tariff foi revenue only, as though that did not mean freo trade, but in some way contemplated protection, If "tariff for revenue only means anything it means a tariff on articles not produced in this country. It does not contemplate protection either direct or incidental. It means to put the cost of government on the users of tea, coffee, etc., which we do not understand the Telegvapli to favor. The Telegraph very properly ridicules Butler for his mixing of terms, but its own " tariff for revenue only" is just a« misleading us anything Butler said. Rhode Island is in the midst of u state campaign. Speaker lieed and Gov. McKinley, Grover Cleveland and Gov. Campbell all spoke in Providence in ono day. Gen. Alger suys he is in the presidential race. What people uro curious about is the reason ho has for thinking so. «^ The best law enacted this winter In that creating a commission to revise our tax laws, and report desirable changes by July 1, 18U3. It is to consist of four members to be appointed by the governor, agrlctiltnra Interests to be represented in the proper tion that they bear taxation, and work is to begin August next. The laws of assess ment and taxation in Iowa are absurd, an it Is to be hoped that this commission wil handle the question in a scientific spirit. In the meantime everybody should see If hi has an idea of value, and prepare to let th commissioners know It when they ar chosen. __ Ignatius Donnelly says it looks a though Gen. Weaver would lead the thin party forces. He says they will carrj North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Ten nessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, Ne braska, Minnesota, North and South Dako ta, Montana, Colorado, Washington an< Oregon. Ingalls says it will be Harrison ani Cleveland again. W. S. Weston of the Webster Cit; Herald was struck by a local bully las week. Before he gets done the bully wt find that the pen Is mightier than the flsi especially in Bro. Westoh's bands. Des Moines elected a republican may or on Monday by over 1,000 majority. Th city council is strongly republican. Col. Eiboeck says that J. J. Dunn o Dubuque, the state oil inspector, has re ceived over $00,000 in ten years as offloia salaries. This is the testimony of on democrat on another, and shows what i going on under the pretence of econom and reform. How has any man honestl. got over $0,000 a year In Iowa in offlcia salaries? Senator Finn had Will. Wells of th Alton Democrat indicted in Des Moines las week for criminal libel, and Wells Is out o $300 bonds. The senator will prosecutx some 20 papers In the state for libel. H is wholly justified In his course, for mor shameless attacks on a public man neve appeared in print. The Hancock Signal says Dolliver i not available as a candidate bebause he ra so far behind his ticket two years ago Without arguing one way or another as ti candidates it is only fair to note that all re publican candidates for congress did th same. There were over 10,000 votes diffei ence between the republican state and con gressional tickets in Iowa two years agi Stories about the McKinley bill rathe than personal unpopularity decimated re publican congressional majorities two yeai ago all over the country. Geo. E. Roberts' article on the cos of living, which attracted such wide sprea attention when first published, is now ii sued as a pamphlet in the "voters' library. It is one of the best and fairest statement of the case that has been made, and it ha very properly gained its author a high ran among the political writers of the country The Cleveland boom is gaining eac week. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Excluding from mention the many con tinned stories and articles—of which, how ever, it may be remarked, there are thre serials by popular authors, each worthy o attention because of some special feature and two other papers in series—we find i the April St. Nicholas plenty of attractions The frontispiece after a painting by Cou ture, and the artistic pictures of Mary Ha lock Footo, illustrating her vivid sketch o life in the great west—where many of he young readers will nodoubtfind themselve some years hence—are of unusual exce' lence. The Lark's Secret is a poetic bit o simple writfing containing a bit of tout! worth remembering, and illustrated in th spirit in which it is written. Our Common Roads, by Isaac B. Potter is the subject of the opening illusti-atec article in the April Century. Nothin t could more vividly depict the wrong way t do it than some of the striking illustration of this paper, while the right way Is als fully pictured and described. This is t subject which interests not only farmers but all who go on wheels, whether propellei by horse-power or man power. The caus of good common roads is one that especiall appeals to the numerous arms of bicyclers The Mother and Birthplace of Washington is another timely subject treated by Mrs Ella Basset Washington—timely, becaus the women of America are justnow particu iarly interested in commemorating thb mother of our first president by restoring her mutilated monument. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. LuVerne News: It begins to look veryjmuch as though Mr. Dolliver "is in it" for a third congressional nomina tion. Elmore Post: Mrs. A, D. Barr o Algona and Mrs. D. Blanchurd of Burl are visitors at C. S. Blanchard's the past few days. EstherviUe Republican: Rev. Bowen has accepted the pastorate of the Episcopal church at this place and will move here with his family and entei upon his duties about the first of May. After that date services will be hold every Sabbath. The Catholic priest at Britt lately called up some boys who had been getting drunk, had them approach the altar before the whole congregation, and gave them what the Tribune calls " one of the best lectures they ever listened to" and all " with a true Christian sprit and fatherly kindness." The Tribune adds that his action Is com mended by all, irrespective of creed. Elmore Eye: Ledyard people protest that they will not move down to the new roud. Well, wo never thought they would. Ledyard is destined to be one of tho liveliest towns in northern Iowa, is bulldlnj up rapidly, but substantially, and proposes to do business —railroad or no railroad. Our sister -own has the right kind of people and .hey know a good thing when they see t. A couple of young men who had lived n tho neighborhood of Thar went back <i Norway, tho land of their nativity out fall on a vl»it, and lato advices are n effect that they have boon detained .hero by governmental authority and will be compelled to do military duty. One of the young men had bought a arm In the vicinity of Wobt Bend arid jf course will bo likely U> suffer much nconvenleneo by hi« detention abroad. 1 SOME Of TtEjffiW Uf S. Brief Digest of the More important Acts Passed at the Recent Session of the Iowa legislature. The Twenty-fourth general assembly closed its work last week Wednesday at3:15p.m., the clock having been stopped at 12:30 p. m., the hour set for adjournment. In its Issue of that day the Des Moines Capital gave a list of the new laws enacted, and from that we clip all of general interest, The appropriations made are as follows: Insane hospital, Mt. Pleasant I 20,50< Insane »t Independence I",«° Normal school at Cedar Falls 83,70 Penitentiary at Ft. Madison 18,9o Soldiers' orphans' home, Davenport.. 12,60 Feeble minded chllden, Glenwood.... 28,80 Industrial home, blind. Knoxvllle.... 20,30 Deal and dumb. Council Bluffs........ 10,00 Agricultural college, Ames 08,50 State university, Iowa City /8,00 Penitentiary at Anamosn in,« Industrial school, girls, MltehellvUle. 7,15 Collese for the blind at Vlnton 7,00 Insane hospital, Clarlnda. 85,100 Industrial school, boys, Eldora 2o,00 Soldiers' home, Marshalltown 0.5.1 Historical collection at the capltol.... 15,00 Columbian exposition 12o '9x Benedict home, Des Motnes « 8 '°S' Geological survey of state 20,00 Dairy association 2,OO Soldiers' orphans' home l.OOi State flsh commission 4,00i Historical society. Iowa City l.OOi Iowa weather service 6,oOi Portrait of Gov. Kirkwood 80' State library at capltol 5,00' State militia 20,00 Dairy commission 0,oO| Total «510,78 J. P. Bushnell & Co 2,50 Parsons, secretary of the senate (estimated) 70 Completing capltol building 10,00 Soldiers' cottages, Marshalltown 10,00 Statistics of Crops and Lite Stock— It is the duty of all assessors at th time for taking lists of property for tax ation to gather together facts concern ing the number of acres and the nura her of bushels per acre of every cro grown upon the farm without regard tt what it is. Also the number of acres o pasture, artificial and natural groves forests, nurseries, orchards and vine yards, the new law is very compre henslve and Is intended to bring out complete crop report every year. Must Trim the Hedge Fences— Afte the Fourth of July, 1892, owners o osage orange fences must keep the sam trimmed along public highways an railroads, and not permit them to b more than five feet high, for more thu one year at a time. If the owner of hedge fence fails to obey the law, th same may be enforced against him. Steam Engines on PuUic Highway —Persons operating steam engines o the public highway when horses or oth er animals are being scared, the owne or manager of said engine must keep man some distance in advance of th engine to assist in controlling an horses or other animals being driven o used on said highway until said animal have passed. Before any steam engin can be driven over any bridge or culvei four strong, sound planks must be lai on said bridge, two of the planks to b under the wheels of the engine crossing the bridge. These travelin engines must not whistle on the publi highways. Farmers' Institutes— An act wn passed providing that when 40 farmer of any county organize a farmers'count institute remaining in session not mor than two days, the county auditor, upo satisfactory proof, shall certify the sam to the state auditor, who shall send ' the county treasurer of such county state warrant for $50 to pay the ex penses of such institute, and the mone; shall be used only to pay lecturers an instructors. A Revenue Commission—An act wa passed creating a commission consis of four persons to be named by the exec utive council to carefulty examine th revenue and taxation laws of the state and report necessary desirable change to the Twenty-fifth general assemblj It is provided that not more than tw members of the commission shall be the same political party, and no mem her of the Twenty-fourth general as sembly shall be a member of the com mission, and that a farmer must be member. The commissioners shall re ceive five dollars a day and all necessar traveling expenses and shall not receiv pay for more than 30 days. Sheep Inspectors—When five or mor sheep owners shall complain that ther are diseased sheep, the board of super visors shall appoint a sheep inspector whose duty it shall be to dip or othei wise treat such diseased sheep shoul the owner refuse to do so, and all ex penses shall be charged against sue' she_ep. The act ba_s many other pro visions for the moving and handling o sheep. State Dairy Association— The lowi State Dairy association is to receive $1, 000 per year from the state treasury t< assist in paying its expenses. Wolf Bounties— A bounty shall b< allowed on the skins of the wolf, lynx swift or wildcat as follows: $5 on an adult wolf; $2 on a cub wolf; §1 on a lynx, swift or wildcat. Fraudulent Pedigrees—Any person publishing or posting or having record ed in any public record any fraudulen pedigree of any horses, cattle or other animal shall be guilty of amisdemeanoi subject to a fine of not less than $-50 not more than $100 for each offense. For Pure Milk—If any person sha sell or offer for sale any unclean, impure, unhealthy, adulterated or unwhole jomo or skim milk, or milk which i held back, what is commonly known as stripping^, or milk taken from an animal having a disease, sickness, ulcer, ibcess, or running sore; or was taken 'rom an animal 16 days before or loss .hun five days after parturition, shall Xi lined not less than $25 nor more than ilOO and be liable in double the amount of damages to the person or persons on vhom fraud shall be committed, provided that tho provisions of this act shall not apply to skimmed milk when sold as such. The act makes it tho duty >f tho dairy commissioner to appoint igonts in every city of over 10,000 to Jolleot samples of milk sold which shall be forwarded to Des Moines. Every milk dealer in such cities shall obtain a permit from tho state dairy commissioner for which he shall pay $1 per year, i ho act is very sweeping in behalf of jure milk. Defective Acknowledgements—An act vus passed recognizing all acknowledge- ents of decdB, mortgages and otherln- truments In writing made prior to the rut day of February, 1802, of full force iia effect, though in some respects efectivc. This is a covering uct and jmilar to one passed 20 years ago which tightened out all acknowledgements p to tho thirteenth day of April, 1872. Mine o/Xottomv—TlM penalty fopi he crime of sodomy is fixed by imprisonment in the penitentiary not mote ban ten years, and not less than one y< *Relieffor Union Soidiefs—An&ciwes passed permitting boards of supervisors ,o increase the assessment for soldiers relief fund from three-tenth mills to ive-tenth mills. Fuller Railroad Reports— The laws were soamemled concerning the reports which railroad companies are required to make to the board of railroad commissioners that the commissioners were authorized to call for such reports as in ihe judgment of said commissioners shall be necessary and reasonable. The reports shall be in such form and concerning such subjects, and be from such sources as the commissioners shall require. The time when such reports shall be filed shall be fixed by the board of railroad commissioners. A failure to comply with the law and the demands of the commissioners shall subject the road to a penalty of $100 per day. APRIL BEINGS STORMS. •Last Friday a Destructive Dny All Over the West—Xo Lives T^ost In Iowa. A wide-spreading cyclone attended the first day of April, which did enormous damage. In southern Iowa buildings were unroofed, and trees blown down, but no lives were lost. A few reports show the character of the storm In the state damage is reported from Shenandoah to Clinton, the worst being at Knoxville. The reporter writing at the time says: About half the stalls at the mile track are demolished Chimneys on the Institute for the Blind blew down, greatly damagingthe slate roof. The chimneys on the court house are scattered, many of tho brick falling inside the flues, and the roof is also badly torn up. Small buildings are blown over in every direction, and the most of the roof and a part of the walls of A. J. Kerr's brick barn. Fences by the rod, trees per dozen, and glass by the score attest the fury of the wind. So far as known no one was hurt. Nearly every hay stack in the county was blown do'wn and badly scattered. The Iowa driving park have a force rebuilding their stalls and will have them restored in a week. A eood many valuable horses were in the stalls, and not one was the least injured. The boxes all went into the air leaving a row of horses all turned loose. KANSAS CITY, April 2.—The loss of life in yesterday's cyclone, it isestimat- ed, amounts to 50, so far as can be computed now, though telegraphic communication with the majority of towns in the stricken district is yet very imperfect and no connection whatever with some points on the path of the storm. The first news over restored lines tells of destruction and death at New Kiowa and De Graff and the country districts still to be heard from. It is believed the isolated fatalities here will considerably swell the death list. CHICAGO, April 2.—The collapse of the seven-story brick building in the course of erection at Halstead and Pierce streets yesterday, during the storm,_ crushing in the frame structures adjoining upon the occupants, was more destructive to life than was at first supposed. Seven persons, four of them children, are in the ruins, which cannot be searched until the remaining toppling walls are torn down or secured. ARRESTED HIS OWN WIPE. She Is Too Much for tho Court and Constable and Goto Away. A farmer by the name of Greenwald, who lives in Perry township, Plymouth county, has occasional quarrels with his wife. He is 55 years of age, and she several years younger. Greenwald is both justice of peace and school director. The "school marm" boards at his house, and in bad weather he has frequently conveyed her home in his buggy. A few days ago a neighborhood wag suggested to Mrs. Greenwald that the old gentleman had been paying too much attention to the " school marm." He was absent, at the time helping a neighbor butcher, but when he returned in the evening there was an unusually violent "scrap," in which, as was always the case, Greenwald was badly worsted. But the next day Greenwald, in his capacity as justice of peace, deputized his hired farm hand to arrest the wife and bring her before him. After a brief examination he ordered her to be conveyed to the county jail at LeMars, 20 miles distant, and confined there pending an examination for insanity, and again deputized the farm hand to execute the order. On the way to jail, however, Mrs. Greenwald whipped her custodian, and started back home. She had to walk 15 miles, and was found by the neighbors in the morning scratched and bruised and utterly exhausted. REMENYI IN DES MOINES, Instead of Being Drowned in Europe lloraenyi la Playing In Iowa. The reports that the great Hungarian violinist, whose presence in Algona some years ago was a musical event, was drowned prove unfounded. Ho plays in Dos Moines tonight. Ho was asked to put his noted violin on exhibition during the day, and wrote a letter ibout it which will interest everyone who is curious about curious things: "I don't know at what time I will ar- •ivo in Des Moines, but if early in the forenoon or afternoon, I will with pleasure exhibit my flneStradivarius, match- ess violin, which is without a scatch and perfectly new looking, although nado by the greatest of Cromonese vio- In makers, Antonius Stradivarius, A ). 1727. It is one of the peerless in- truments of the world,; it has never been tampered with and in its present ondition Is almost us perfect as when t came from the hands of its immortal nukor. I carry with me only two of ny great collection of 47 violins, but his one, on which I play in Des Moines s my very finest, in fact, if compelled would rather give up the other 40 nd keep this ono, than to keep the 46 nd give up this gem of all violins, this, oo, In spite of the fact that I value the ntiro collodion at $90,0.00. I love this iolln, whose sweet, strong tones, have yer seemed miraculous to all who hear horn. I am sir, Yours truly, "E. JiEMBNYI." DOLLtYEB'S f ABIf g SPEECH, H* AfcswejrS Bryan of frebflitka l n Congress and Makes A flit-imp«#w tiai Reports. Not long ago in the free wool dissuasion in congress Bryan of Nebraska, the young democratic orator, made an eloquent speech. Friends of J. P. Dolh> ver urged him to answer it, and last week Tuesday ex-Speaker Reed gave dls whole time to our representative. Of the outcome we give two wholly itn. partial reports. The Sioux City Journal correspondent says Congressman Dolliver this afternoon spoke for an hour on the subject of the tariff. Mr. Dolliver's speech was delivered to well' filled galleries, and the seats on the floor of the house were better occupied than they have been for some time before since the beginning of the tariff debate. At first there was disposition on the part of the members present, especially those on the democratic side, to proceed with the affairs which occupy the attention of each individual and to pay no attention whatever to the speaker. He had scarcely rounded out his first paragraph when he had the entire attention of every member of the house, and then for an hour ho proceeded to reel off republican doctrine, Interspersed with exceedingly " pat" applications, and proved himself to be a master of debate. Mr. Dolliver paid particular attention in his address to the previous speech of Mr. Bryan of Nebraska and he showed how absurd svas the position of that gentleman, and especially upon the subject of the abolition of the duty on binding twine. Ho pointed out that one little factory in Fremont, Nebraska, employs seventy hands and uses the product of 2,000 acres of hemp already in tho manufacture of this essential for every reaping machine. Mr. Bryan stood the fire of Mr. Dolliver's battery for some time, but he evidently had enough of it before the speech was half over and left the hall. He was the only man who did not stay to hear the argument out. Mr. Dolliver made one of the best speeches which has been delivered this session and it is a speech which can be matched against the champion tariff smasher of Nebraska every time, and already thousands of copies have been ordered for general circulation through the east. The Chicago Tribune report is: The dry bones of the tariff debate were given a lively shaking up by Mr. Dolliver, the young Iowa member, this afternoon. Dolliver held the attention of the house for more than a hour and a half. This is a rare compliment. He put the house in a good humor by his description of Senator David B. Hill accepting the trust of the presidency at the hands of tho Albany mob convention and seeking the " kindly light" of Cardinal Newman to guide his footsteps in the devious political paths which the New York senator pursues. Mr. Dolliver, however, went deeply into the solid subject matter of the tariff. He paid his respects to Mr. Bryan of Nebraska, whose speech is to be circulated by the democrats. Mr. Bynum of Indiana, Herbert of Alabama and other democrats tried their hand at interrupting, but Dolliver's quick retorts silenced them all and the applause was frequent. A goodly portion, of his speech was given up to discussing the results of reciprocity and exposing the^nconsistencies of the democratic: position. He showed how, through the efforts of Secretary Elaine, the Cuban and other markets had been opened for- the farmers of the west, how the American ministers in France, Germany and other European countries hod been able, through the reciprocity lever, to secure concessions on American pork and bread stuffs, and how the policy was promising still further results without any sacrifice of the protective principle. Mr. Dolliver scored the democrats for their efforts to prevent the full development of the project because it interfered with their pet free-trade theory of bartering something for nothing. The whole speech was an effective one, and at its close Mr. Dolliver was congratulated by many of his political opponents, as well as by ex-Speaker Reed, Mr. Burrows, and others of the republican leaders. Hard Cider In Livermore, The Livermore Gazette publishes the note we made last week of Nick Winkel's fine for selling cider, of $300, and says: If Mr. Winkel sold hard cider with a knowledge that they who drank it became drunk, he was as much deserving of a fine as though he sold what is considered stronger liquor; and It wtis with a belief that he did do this that he was prosecuted. However, we believe that his case was made to appear somewhat worse than it really was through people buying whiskey at another place that was running here at the time, and then turning the cider on top o/ it. And while we believe that $300 is not to heavy a fine in general cases of this kind, yet in this particular ease, all who know Mr. Winkel know he is not a man who will risk his fortune and welfare by repeatedly! disobeying tho law. The object of those prosecuting him, If it was a righteous one, was not to deprive him of fortune, but to stop the sale of hard cider. The object has been accomplished, and we ought to feel glad that it can be accora- P'lsned without depriving him of the WOO, which we have no doubt is juet as big an item in his business as It is in yours or ours. Some Villainous Puns. Indianapolis Journal: In considering Hogg of Texas (Who may be a candidate yet,) ^ he question that rises to vex us is hominy votes would he gett Chicago Tribune: H R ( ? fbe s £ uck ln so dextrous a way, .,.,?, re he waa h "'f through the fight, T e haV a f a v, rvers would shudder and say I hat they never sausage a sight. Pioneer Press: H« auburn, Her curls were a russet, rich ; One was true aud one was truant And I wondered which was switch. T iT« b h U ™ f er ' s ml ?1 Is on Easter bent ; nut th« H 4 ? 0 muoh at 8tl)ak ' or the season; sw,? , a8h «j™an dearly loves the Lent * or a purely sell flsh reason. The Elmoro Eye aay that the road across tho county is a sure go, and that all the right-of-way is tor , and the engineers are

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