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mum UPPSli DE8 MOINES: ALGONA» IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1893, *''" M ™ t '* a *** >ll * l **'****"'"™'*fl*****<M*<fc^M<**^ TrJiiiV-ii • ill •'._: ' - -^- - ----- .-i—h_..:..-- . --. .1 .. . . .. :--..;. n i_._,_ _•,.-.'.•.. . ...... . .. ._..- •_.. ...-..,•.-.-......- • :- .._.; ...-. _..-.> -,-., ,,.-v-..-.. ..* v-.-^_..-.,.!ti ._-:......;.-•- AJ_.'^,.~. -.i--.i..-.-i..-ij.a---.'j^.-^...-i..-^ a. Twenty-Eighth Year. BY INOSHAM eft WARfcEN. Terms to Subscribers: One copy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at. above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at our risk. Kates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 1S93. Candidate's Announcement. I am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county convention. W. A. CHIPMAH. CONVENTION OIIATOHY. A critic of Samuel J. Randall once described him as a speaker who could arise and say " the sea, gentlemen, presents a magnificent spectacle," and congress would immediately vote an appropriation for the navy. There is lots of this "sea is magnificent" style of oratory at political conventions. " The glorious achievements of our grand old party" ring out along the lino like a funeral card of thanks, and tho perfunctory applause which each delegate feels under obligations to give in return for his ticket of admission, and for tho good of the cause, recall a cynicism attributed to Chase, "the monuments of tho world are erected to solemn asses." Senator Harlan made a brilliant break from this conventional monotony, when after summing up what the republican party had done, ho exclaimed: "These are tho principles of republicanism as your temporary chairman understands them, and if I don't know what republicanism is, who does!" The convention took in tho situation and appreciated tho real eloquence of this appeal, as it looked at the old man who had been identified with tho party at its founding, and prominent in its genial personality which makes him popular with a convention. When he finished the convention was again with the committee, and was not afterward moved. Had Gov. Larrabee had one- half of Mr. Clark's power as a speaker he might have brought the convention back, but when he spoke he could be heard by only a few, and his influence was lost. The plank as adopted is the personal triumph of a few brilliant and aggressive men. councils in its infancy, and the applause was spontaneous and long continued. Lafe Young in welcoming the members of tho young mens' league to Des Moines made one of the speeches which arouse enthusiasm. It contained all the political gospel condensed into fifteen minutes that was spread out by others into two hours, and its sentences were crisp, fresh, and electrical. Horace once denounced the people who hold that a man cannot laugh and tell the truth at the same time. It is time that the popular superstition that weight and gravity are synonymous with dullness and stolid monotony should be likewise relegated. The nervous tremble of Sam Clark's hand as he read the platform to the convention was worth more in holding that attention which precedes conviction, than all the massive spreading gestures of the regular three hours of talk provided by the committee. And tho nervous, crisp, clear cut speech he made in favor of that report is what makes it the state platform now, instead of the amendment proposed by Judge Struble in its place. The power of aggressive and positive leaders, who are masters of direct and vigorous English, over a large body which is at sea, has never been better EASILY EXPLAINED. The Courier says in its last issue: " THE UPPER DES MOINES has for years been the most pronounced foe of local op tion. It has repeatedly denounced it as tho most vicious of nil laws, and described the condition in this town in local option times. How the U. D. M. will square itself with the local option plnnk of tho republican state platform is left for it to explain." In the first place there is no local option plank in the republican platform. But if there were there would be no choice except between republican local option and democratic local option. And if there are any degrees of merit in such illogical and generally worthless expedients as local option laws, tho chances are the republicans would select tho best going. And even if there were no choice in this respect there are other reasons "too numerous to mention" why republicans should again go on deck. We want to change back. Clark, who reported the plank to the convention, which sustains this interpretation. Speaking for the committee he says their intention was to provide that the present law should be upheld, and in addition: "That the localities where the law is not now efficient but inoperative shall have the pledge of the republican party for relief: and that they shall not be met as they were two years ago with the plea that the republican platform and party specifically es- topped the legislature from giving them relief. That in word and method this relief should be such'as will best serve the cause of temperance and morality.' Beyond that the committee, the platform, and the convention would not go in suggesting a method. The committee carefully abstained from suggesting any specific kind or measure of legislation." ' Secretary Carlisle sent a report to the senate last Friday in which he stated that s~14,000 of treasury notes had been redeemed in silver dollars although the holders could have taken gold. He also reported that gold had been turned into the treasury to be exchanged for silver dollars and they could not bo had, as there are none on hand except ns reserve for silver certificates. This report shows how absurd tho hue and cry against silver is. tho tariff down piecemeal. Wilson, who succeeds him, is a radical free trader. Judge Holman is the " Watch dog Of the treasury," and Bland the leader of the free silver coinage forces. Springer is very mad. ^ The Register this morning says Gov. Boies will accept the democratic nomination today and run for governor again. If this is so Gov. Boies is the most vacillating politician in Iowa. The convention Is now in session. Congressman Pete Hepburn spoke ap-ainst the repeal of the Sherman law yesterday in congress. Our old republican, Judge Day, is to be put up by the democrats for the supremo bench. NOT FOll LOCAL OPTIOX. The more the republican liquor plank is studied tho better satisfied with it will be those who do not favor a spread of the saloon system, and yet favor some change from existing conditions. It is not a local option plank, and no local option law yet suggested will tally with its express terms. Whatever the trainers of thoconcluding clause intended it makes local option as a republican law impossible. And in the ertd this concluding clause which was opposed in convention will be accepted as Jackson is n winner. The Jacksous always have been winners. It looks as would win. though Giveu's mulct plan Gov. Boies has a patent on local option. The republicans have no claims in that lino. Kossuth county republicans arc all for Jackson and the ticket. The gold is rapidly returning to the United States and the money scare is about over. There never was any sense in it to begin with. latinp illustrated than by the results of Spencer Smith's and Sam Clark's speeches on the liquor plank. As reported it pledged the party to leave the whole matter to the legislative districts, adding the clause which was intended to . .pledge also some measure of local control to the counties when the law is not enforced. At first there was an effort on the part of the presiding officer to prevent discussion. But Judge Strublo of Tama refused to sit down and the delegates from Polk and other counties made it manifest that a fair expression must be taken. Then Judge Struble was invited to the stand, where he explained that the prohibitionists would consent to tho first part of the plank leaving the whole matter to the legislative districts, but that they seriously objected to the last clause, which he said pledged the party to local option. His views were so satisfactory that Julius Lischer of the Scott county delegation seconded his motion to amend, and another Scott county delegate made a rattling little speech advocating the amendment, stating that all Scott county wanted was to have the matter left to each district. The convention was about to go unanimously for tho amendment when Spencer Smith arose. If he had had a weak voice, an unpleasant manner, or had made a long, rambling talk as the Burlington man who followed, him did, he would have been called down and the plank changed. But ho had a loud, clear voice, was concise and to the point, and he brought tho anti-prohibitionists back to line, He said that if the matter were loft to the districts a majority might be elected favorable to the present state of nli'airs, and the river counties would have no relief. What they wanted was a pledge that the republican party would give them relief of some kind, no matter where the majority was chosen. The Scott county men came back when he sat down but tho convention was still not with his views when Sam. Clark stepped forward. Mr. Clark is a unique character in Iowa, a man whose frail body alone holds from eminence in many lines. He is easily the most cultured writer west of Chicago, a line of any kind, orator, a lecturer constantly in demand, Since* the a protection to the anti-saloon elements of tho party. Its first words which pledge republican legislators to maintain the present law in all localities where it is now or can be made efficient shut out all idea of .local option, because it is apparent that the state could not insure the maintenance of the law in any portion of the state if it were to be left to local choice, as many counties where tho law is or can be enforced would not choose to have it. This part of this plank points clearly to some special device which is to leave the present law the law of the state, and provide some remedy for localities where it is not enforced. The only device of this kind that has yet been suggested is the Ohio mulct law, which Welkcr Given has so ably advocated, and which the platform clearly indicates. This mulct leaves the present law intact in every county, but allows cities where it cannot he enforced to fine saloons. The fine grants them no immunity and no privilege. The law can be enforced at any time. But while it is not enforced the fine can be legally collected. The concluding words of the -plank also point to this mulct law as the republican proposal. It says that the state shall give to localities whore the law is not enforced— " Such methods of controlling and regu- the liquor traffic as will best serve In writing about the death of his mother J. B. Hungerford pays all mothers a beautiful tribute: "The love of mother is known to every household. It is too subtle, too immaterial for description, but its verity is not questioned. It is that indefinable influence that gathers the elements of young lives together and makes them germinate into manhood and womanhood. It guides the child in paths of rectitude and impels the grown man to well directed action. It molds character and shapes destinies. Back of the greatness of men and the achievements of the centuries were the greatness of mothers, their works and sacrifices for the young lives given to their care. Every pure thought, every good deed, every useful achievement of man had its origin in the love and devotion of a noble mother." A. B. Cummins is out as the United States senate. a candidate for F. R. Conaway was elected president of the state republican league, and he will be a good one. The State Register reads the platform correctly: "The prohibitory law will be maintained as the general law of the state if the republican party elects the legislature." the cause of temperance and morality. This is very far from proposing local option, for any representative under it could advocate enforcement of the present law as tho desired method, and there is nothing in it to prevent John Mahin or anyone of the Muscatine delegates, who came instructed for a state constabulary, from voting for and advocating that as the most efficient means of regulating the river counties in the interests of temperance and morality. The concluding clause as a whole is clearly a pledge that tho republican party in finding some device for relieving tho saloon cities will not touch the present law elsewhere. There is absolutely nothing in it indicating that the republican party has adopted local option. This interpretation of the plank is in harmony with the whole logic of the situation. For what could be more absurd than after declaring prohibition to be no test of party fealty, to immediately incorporate local option as a party measure? And that, too, after as good a local option law as can be devised has been fully tried, has proved a failure, has involved the party in as many difficulties as prohibition has, and is now repugnant to the good sense of the voters of tho state. Two elements will insist, however, that this is what has been done. The democrats will try to make out that the party is camping on their ground and that this is what Gov. Boies has advocated for years. Those who intend to stand by prohibition against all comers will also insist that local option is the republican policy, to the end that the temperance sentiment of the state can bo massed in an independent movement. But tho republicans who hope for victory this fall will see to it that no such unwarranted construction is put on the platform. All that tho platform says is that the present law shall be maintained with such provisions for localities that cannot enforce it as are not inconsistent with such maintenance. This is very different from local option Senator Funk says of his brother senator, who is named for lieutenant governor: " Col. Dungan of Chariton has had extensive legislative experience. He is a man of absolutely clean life and exceedingly strong character. The responsible duty of select- Ing the senate committees he will discharge with fidelity to the people and in the interest of the public service. He was a gallant soldier, and is one of the most popular men in Iowa and elsewhere within the range of his acquaintance." The nomination of Henry Sabin promises that Iowa will again have the services of one of her ablest educators. He is a scholar, and his work in the schools is again needed. The unanimous choice by acclamation of Capt. Luke for railway commissioner and of G. S. Robinson for supreme judge was highly complimentary to two tried officials. Col. Ormsby for governor. received a flattering vote Lafe Young sums up the situation and says: "Thousands of Iowa republicans have been shocked by the platform adopted on Wednesday Just as Mr. Evans said they would be, but they are already recovering. They see upon reflection that they have nothing to gain by going against their party and they have everything to lose. If the principles of the platform are honestly carried out there will bo no new saloons established in the state and many joints now in existence may be wiped out. Republicans can have no interest in any independent movement of any nature or kind." 11T THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Parley Finch beat Col'. Smart for tho senatorial nomination in Huinboldt. Tho Renwick bank was run out of money last week. It has resources enough to pay up. J. C. Baker of Emmctsburg is populist candidate for representative from the district west of us. Bi-o. Platt, late of LuVerne, did tho talking for the Winnebago delegation at tho state convention. Spencer has the plans for an opera right house. It will seat 500, but, we judge, will be a cheaply made building. Jack Daniels of Corwith brought from the field the champion load "of loose hay. It weighed 7,400 net. This was brought with one team of horses. Estherville Republican: THE UPPER DES MOINES ventures the guess thatC. L. Lund will be tho democratic choice for the legislature. Sheldon Mail: Geo. E. Clarke and Milt. H. Allen, the Milwaukee company's brace of. brainy lawyers, were doing this metropolis on legal business Monday. It is said that tho Milwaukee road will not haul circus trains, holding that the risk is too great for the pay. For that reason towns not on cross lines get no circuses. Etntnetsburg Democrat: Sid Blossom of Algona was in this city Saturday C. L. Lund is again spoken of as the probable democratic candidate for representative in the Kossuth district. A man over at Spencer who could not spare a dollar a year for a newspaper recently sent 50 two-cent stamps to a down-east Yankee to find out how to raise beets. He got an answer to "take hold of the tops and pull." The following from the Livermore Gazette is referred to Aigona's poets: Some Algona pcets are perpetrating some poems on the victims of the Porn- eroy disaster that will have the effect of causing them to turn over in their last resting places. Mason City Republican: Mr. C. T. Dawson, the accommodating tailor, enjoyed a visit on Saturday and Sunday last from his sister, Mrs. Walter Stebbins of Algona Frank Nicoulin was down from Algona Tuesday doing business in the city. Humboldt Independent: Prof. Chaffee of the Northern Iowa Normal school says that the scholarship to be given the winner in the county fair oratorical contest is a sample of the best course of the kind in the state and he would like to see a dozen contestants in the entries. Our young people must look into it. Armstrong Journal: Julius Pleth, one of the hustling real estate men of Algona, was in our city on business the fore part of the week Mr. Pugh and Miss Frazier drove over from Algona on Sunday to visit the latter's brother, Mr. Peugnet Postmaster Flemming spent Sunday at Algona with his best girl. Livermore Gazette: When this paper said that "it was rumored that T. M. Button of Marshalltown" would be here to defend a suit, it did not mean Quarton of Algona, notwithstanding THE UPPER DES MOINES tries to carry that impression, making out that wo were half asleep when we wrote it, We had the rumor correct, and the fact that Quarton was finally engaged had nothing to do with it whatever. Corwith Crescent: Col. S. S. Sessions of Algona has been nominated for the legislature by the republicans of about two rods square with common wide boards, securely fastened to the ground. He then bored holes in the boards with a large augur, placing the holes a large young plants, in the holes distance apart for the The plants when placed grew wonderfully, and produced an enormous crop this year. The advantages claimed for this plan are that it does away with cultivation as the plants cannot spread by means of runners, as in open ground, and finally choke each other out; the ground at all times retains moisture and tho berry crop is not afflicted with drouth, and the fruit is not sanded or covered with dirt in case of heavy rains. Humboldt Republican: Irwin Bros.' great show, hippodrome, monagerie and congress of living and dead wonders failed to appear as they promised in red ink in the Republican last week, and many are sorely disappointed in consequence of the same. We believe we felt the loss of their' non-appearance as much as anyone, for we were minus the "filthy lucre" promised for that flaming red "ad" of last week. However we will try and hear the loss and console ourselves with the comforting thought that our loss was the decided gain of tho town. ,It seems tho cars of the show are being hold, down the track somewhere, for transportation charges. Any man should know better than to try to run n, show or anything else that lives off tho pocket money of the people, during a democratic administration. JACKSOH FOR GOVERNOR, Nominated on the Second Ballot in the Kepnblican State Convention Last Wednesday. The Ticket a Strong One from Top to Bottom—The Important Portions of the Platform. GOOD WOBDS TOE SESSIONS. Tic IB Endorsed by the County Papers —Ills Xoitilimtioii Commended. LuVerno News: With the material at hand from which to choose a candidate for representative the republican county convention hold at Algona last Thursday could not shoot very wide of the mark, let the choice fall on whom it might. Every man named and voted for that day is a sterling republican and capable in a high degree of serving his county and state with due honor and credit had ho been the fortunate candidate. That S. S. Sessions, the choice of the convention, is a popular candidate with the party is seen in the fact that from start to finish in the balloting he led the race. He is a young- man with ability, integrity and energy to make him a useful and safe representative of our county in the next legislature. He already has a wide acquaintance over the state, where he is as popular as in his own county, and this will materially increasehis chances for serving well his district. As chairman of the county central committee last year he enjoys the distinction of having landed the first complete republican victory which has been recorded in Kossuth county in several years. This shows that he has the necessary qualities for a good campaigner, and he will materially aid in securing the election of the entire ticket. His republicanism is unquestioned, and he can be depended on to conserve the best interests of his party as well as those of his district and state. He will be a strong candidate and will undoubtedly represent Kossuth county ably and creditably in the Twenty-fifth general assembly of Iowa. Whittemore Champion: After a long contest Col. S. S. Sessions received the nomination for representative at Algona last Thursday. Everyone must concede that the choice is a good one. Sesh" is a rustler and if elected may be depended upon to do all that can be For Governor. FRANK D. JACKSON For Lieutenant Gov- ^".ou« eruor COL. WARREN S. DUNGAN For Supreme Judge G. S. ROBINSON For Superintendent of Public Instruo- For Railway Commissioner..... . J . J. AV, LUKE The republican state convention last Wednesday was one of tho most exciting ever hold in Iowa. Over 1,200 delegates were in attendance, the meeting being held in the East Des Moines tabernacle. The interest from the start was over the liquor question, some modification of the past attitude being demanded or conceded by nearly all This sentiment determined the choice of candidate, Mr. Jackson being identified with those who wanted a change. Tho convention mot at 11 o'clock and listened to the address of the temporary chairman, ex-Senator Jus. Harlun. Tho committees were also named. Following were tho committee on resolutions: First District—S. M. Clark, Kooktik Second Districtr-Gco. Hubbcl, Davenport. Third District—C. W. Mnllin, Waterloo Fourth District-A. K. Bnilcv, Dccorah' _ Fifth Diatrict-Chns. Weare, CedarR ap .' Sixth District—H. L. Waterman, Ottum- Seventh District—T. J. Caldwell, Adel Eighth District—M. L. Temple, Osceo'la Ninth District—John Howntt, Stunrt Tenth District —T. D. Hoaley, Fort Dodge. Eleventh District—A. B. Funk Lake. ' Spirit At 2 o'clock the convention again met, and after waiting for tho permanent chairman to get through, began balloting on candidates. Frank D. Jackson was nominated on the second ballot for governor, Lafe Young being second in the race. At this point the resolution committee reported and a three-hours' debate took place over tho plank on liquor legislation. The plank as reported was adopted without change by a vote of 613 to 590. The remaining candidates were not nominated until evening. The session opened at 9 o'clock. A lively contest was had over the lieutenant governorship and state superintendency. Col. Dungan won the first and Henry Sabin the second. Miss Alice Heald of Jefferson county led on the first ballot for state superintendent. The convention adjourned after midnight. THE IMPORTANT PLANKS. That prohibition is no test of republicanism. Tho general assembly has given to- The Capital says: " Sam Clark, honest, brilliant, and sincere, never has any purpose at a republican state convention except to serve his country and his party. He wrote the winning platform and on it the party will march to certain victory." Representative Coffin of Des Moines says: " There is no trouble about every county having a prohibition platform of its own if it wants it. The nominees for the senate and the house can be instructed for prohibition, as the Polk county convention did." done for the county, He is away at Des Moines at present and will not' return until after the state fair. When the democratic nomination is made the contest will open in earnest. It was with considerable difficulty that the convention was prevented from going to J. M. Farley of our own town. Bancroft repeatedly cast her vote for him, but for reasons best known to himself Mr. Farley used every effort to prevent any move in his favor. Tho Kossuth delegation voted for Ormsby tho first ballot, and divided evenly between Young and Jackson on the second. It voted nine to one against the liquor plank as reported, being in favor of leaving off tho last clause. Gov. Gear goes back to the ways and means committee in congress, where ho served with McKinley under republican administration. Mr. Dollivor has a good place in the committee on naval affairs. foregoing written a _-.ii -, ..,,," ' ""iuo~ mo luruguing- was written a ascholar, and withulthe possessor of a I statement has been published by Mr. "Beer Before Business" is Gov. Boies' motto according to tho Carroll Herald, and Burrell in the Washington Press condenses the governor's letter, into "for heaven's sake keep still about the things that are disorganizing and smashing the business of the country and just go it on—beer." Speaker Crisp left Bland at the head of the coinage committee, but dropped Springer from the ways and means and Holman from the appropriations committee. Mr. Springer is the man who v/unted to take Kossuth county. He is a splendid political worker and his nomination is a fit recognition not only of his ability, but of his services for the party. We hope the colonel will put Corwith on his list when he goes on the stump, and he may expect some active support from the west half of the independent district of Corwith. Emmetsburg 1 Democrat: Prof. F. M. Chait'oe, principal of the Algona normal school, addressed tho teachers Thursday. His subject was "The Teacher's Business." He has a full, rich voice and his delivery is easy, smooth and earnest. All who heard him were well pleased with his treatment of the subject. Prof. Chaffee is one of the coming school men of northern Iowa. His first appearance on the lecture platform in Emmetsburg shows that he will make his mark as a lecturer. H. H. Bush in the Hancock Signal: The Algona limbs of the law and pill distributors had a set-to at base ball last week with a score of 30 to 87 in favor of the laws, and wasn't much of a day for runs either. Bro. Ingham says it was too cool for Dr. Sheetz to hold a base; and of Attorney Joslyn's pitching: "We have seen instantaneous photographs of all the famous pitchers, but Mr. Joslyn imitated none of them. He was original, and he so distracted the attention of the umpire that time was called and that official announced that he could not keep track of tho game until a loss ornamental style of delivery was adopted." Just our luck to miss the good things. Send us a comp next time, Harvey. The Spencer News fathers the following strawberry story: 'Squire Mack is a genius. A year or two ago he hit upon a novel plan of planting outatraw- berries. He covered a plat of ground Gov. IJolcs' Letter. St. Louis Republic, dem: Gov. Boies of Iowa, in a letter to Chairman Fullen of the democratic state central committee, declines to be considered as a candidate for nomination either as governor or United States senator. This determination is to be regretted, but that Gov. Boies has seen proper to enter into an argument against the nomination of a candidate for senator is to be regretted more. Good politics is good morals. The Iowa democrats are pledged to a senatorial nomination in this campaign. If their pledge is redeemed they can conduct an aggressive canvass, if it is not they will conduct a defensive ono. The Republic is unable to say how Gov. Boies would reconcile the failure of a democratic convention to nominate a a senatorial candidate this year with the Iowa democratic platform of last year. Reaffirming the general principle of the popular election of senators would not be enough, for last year the Iowa democrats, after affirming that principle, declared that, pending the adoption of a constitutional amendment of S and iv, lown families have . T.' I'Tr'il-li "" Ar. mitVd ">\'rt*i«»'*'nA' < ' ...^ making it operative, they favored the nomination of senatorial candidates in open conventions, Gov. Boies is a master in Iowa politics. The Republic cannot claim a more intimate knowledge of the effect of such an inconsistent attitude before the people of Iowa. But it is prepared to say that the rest of the country would regard such a position as one of flippant disregard of a pledge made in apparent earnestness. Such a position would, moreover, invite disaster. It is impossible, in such a time as this, to conduct a campaign in Iowa or any other state on local lines. This is an era of groat questions. Not since the slavery agitation has the country been at such a mental tension in the consideration of national affairs. To put prohibition in the foreground of such a situation as now exists would be to attempt the overshadowing of the mountains with the foothills. The Iowa democrats should nominate a candidate for the United States sena- torship. Gov. Boies can have the nomination without asking. If he will not take it there are doubtless democrats in Iowa who will. For it is not forgotten in our political history that one such candidacy, even though failing of its immediate purpose, led to a great political career. It is as clear as anything can bo that if tho Iowa democrats connot win with the prestige and the opportunities for effective assault such a nomination would give them they cannot win without them. »J,, the state a prohibitory law as strong as any that has ever been enacted by any country. Like any other criminal statute, its retention, modification or repeal must be determined by the general assembly, elected by and in sympathy with the people, and to it is relegated the subject, to take such action as they may doom just and best in the matter, maintaining the present law in those portions of the state where it is now or can be made efficient, and giving to the localities such methods of controlling and regulating the liquor traffic as will best serve the cause 1 of temperance and morality. That the administration of Benjamin Harrison in its safe and broad statesmanship, maintaining prosperity and good government at home and peace with honor abroad, with purity and honesty in every department so that no stain marred the integrity of the national character and conduct, deserves the approval of the American people and makes a noblo chapter in the history of the republican administration from Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin Harrison which preserved tho life of tho republic and gave it unity, peace, prosperity and greatness. That in going into another general election it is admissible to call public attention to the fact, as a test of tho two great political parties, that tho campaign claims of the democratic party in the election of 1892 have proved false, and the claims made by the republican party have proved true. Not an allegation made by the democratic party as to the McKinley law or reciprocity, not a claim of tho vaunted good results of democratic success has come true; but in the withholding of pensions of union soldiers, in business paralyzed, in mills and manufacturies closed, in suspended banks, in bankrupt firms, in the distress of farmers, in tho growing multitude of tramps, in falling wages of thousands of working people discharged from employment, in the monetary stringencies, in the prevailing hard times and public distress, are the fulfillment of what republicans predicted with heroic warrant as to the known capacity of the democratic party to distress and afflict the American people, That for the relief of tho people, to get stability to business and security to debtors and creditors alike, tho law should provide that tho payment of debt shall be the return of equivalent purchasing power, estimated by land, rent, interest and tho wages of labor; so that the creditor shall receive no less, and tho debtor, mortgagee or other, shall have to pay no more than tho purchasing power that passed from the creditor to tho debtor when the debt was contracted, lhat it is of prime importance to all the American people that a sound currency shall be maintained of uniform purchasing power. That we are in favor of maintaining both gold and silver money as unlimited legal tender for the payment of debt. And in doing this congress shall provide that every dollar, whether gold, silver or paper, shall be kept of equal value. That wo are opposed to state bank money, or any reestablishment of that system of local " shinplaster" and "wildcat" currency, which proved so disastrous in the past. Frank D, Jackson, Frank D. Jackson is one of the younger republicans of the state, and one of the most deservedly popular men in Iowa. He is a capital speaker on the stump, and won his nomination by. a vote which came from all parts of the state and represented all conflicting elements. Among his chief supporters were Gov. Larrabee and his delegation. He will make a winning canvass for the party and arouse the enthusiasm of all. Ho was absent in New York when his nomination was secured, but telegraphed his acceptance. Since then he has been interviewed there and we give his views in full as published in the Pioneer Press: Frank D. Jackson of Des Moines, who was nominated for governor of Iowa by the republican state convention, is at the Astor house. Mr. Jackson, like the present governor of Iowa, was born in Now Vork state. Mr, Jackson said to[Concluded ou ElgUtU page.]

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