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THE OTMKB3SS MOIMS: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1893, Ttventy-Eighth "Yeaf. BY INOMAM A WARREN. T«rms to Subscribers: One copy, ona year... ..,,.81.50 One copy! six months ,,.. 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at abo ve rates. Remit by draft, money order', express order, orpostal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1893. Republican County Convention. To the republicans of Kossuth connty: A delegate convention rrf the republicans o Kossuth county -will be held ill the cour house In Algoniv, Iowa, on Friday, October 0 1803, at 11 o'clock a. in., for the purpose o placing In nomination a candidate for the of flees of Treasurer, Sheriff, Superintendent o Schools, two Supervisors, and Coroner, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. The ratio of representation for the severa precincts will be as follows: One vote foi each precinct and one additional vote for everj 25 votes or major fraction of 2"> votes cast foi Benjamin Harrison for president at the Ken eral election, hold Nov. 8, 1H02. The representation to which the several pre clncts will be entitled In the said conventloi will be as follows: Township. Commltteemen. Algona— First Ward Second Ward... Third Ward Fourth Ward... Hurt Buffalo Cresco — Fenton Greenwood German Gartield Hebron Harrison Irvington Lotts Creek Lu Verne Ledyard Lincoln Portland Plum Creek Prairie Ramsay Riverdule Seneca Swea Sherman Springfield Union Wesley Whittemore O. A. Potter S. Mayne J. Shaeffer Jno. Halnes H. L. Baldwin.. E. Tolller C. M. Doxsee... M. F. Randall.. F. M. Taylor.... Oeo. E. Marble. R. Welter. C. B. Hutehlns. N.;c. Taylor Chits. Sinclair.. John Beckuiiin. F. Pearce T. Fox F. Bensclioter... J. Longbottom. B. F. Smith A. Fisher LA. Ericksou.. G. M. Parsons.. J. Schneider.... Wm. Dodds G. W. Eddy Geo. E.Boyle... No. votes 80 81 112 I) 113 !14 87 :)(! 142 28 28 !12 2(1 02 21 71) 87 10 57 211 40 00 35 20 70 130 00 No. Del, The committee recommends that all caucuses throughout the county be held on Saturday, Sept. :)0, 1803. B. W. HAGGARD, Chm. Rep. County Central Com. Candidates' Announcement, I am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county convention. W. A. CHIPMAN. I am a candidate for the ofllce of county treasurer, subject, to the action of the republic nn county convention. I. P. HAHUISON. I am a candidate for the office of treasurer of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican county convention. GEO. S. ANGUS. I take this method of announcing myself as a candidate for the office of treasurer of Kossuth county, subject to the action of therepub llcan county convention. R. H. SPENCER. I am a candidate for the office of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican convention. GEO. W. PLATT. I am a candidate for the office of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican county convention. M. A. TURNER. I am a candidate for the ofllce of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican county convention. A. F. DAILEY. THE action of the Wright and Hancock county representative convention shows the feeling towards any local option law in northern Iowa. They adopted-the following platform: "Resolved, By the republicans of the Seventy-fifth representative district of Iowa in convention assembled, that we fully and heartily endorse the platform adopted and the ticket nominated by the recent state convention. And that we believe the platform of the party on the temperance question should be literally construed and strictly adhered to; and that this district, being composed of counties in which the prohibition law can be and is reasonably well enforced, no measure submitted to the next general assembly which provides for license or local option in any form in the counties of this district should be supported by our representative to said general assembly. That as republicans we pledge ourselves to work for party success for the entire ticket nominated." Enough districts will undoubtedly instruct their representatives that way to prevent any possibility of local option as a republican measure. THE Courier still fails to publish Gov. Boies' letter addressed to the democratic party. We begin to suspect that the irate LuVernite who charged it with systematically suppressing democratic news must haye some just grounds. Refusing to even notice a deliberate, and carefully prepared expression of the governor's convictions can only convey the impression that it is unworthy of serious consideration, and even republicans, to say nothing of democrats, would resent that. In this letter Gov. Boies wrote: " 1 am conscientiously opposed to third terms in an office as important as that of governor of a great state aud in this view the unbroken precedents of all political parties in our state teach that my views are in substantial accord with those of the masses of all our people." Does the Courier consider this thoughtful utterance of the governor worthy of notice? If not why should the people pay any attention to anything else lie may say? FRANK CLAUKSON, whoso arm was shot nearly oft at Dos Moines last week, was bunk-male of THE UPPER DES MOINES editor on the excursion to Denver and tho National park five years ago. He is making a heroic struggle to savo his arm, with present prospect of success. Its loss would be peculiarly unfortunate, for he is one of the finest looking young men in Iowa, over six feet in height and straight as an arrow. All who know him would regret such a misfortune also because of his frank and generous disposition, He possesses all tho characteristics which have made tho Clarksons a strong family. Although he has had every opportunity for doing nothing which money affords ho has worked hard on the Register, and at 19 can run the stereotyping department with the help of one man to lift the melting pot writes editorials which Lafe Young says are often mistaken for his father's won the freshman prize at theuniversi ty last fall, and is already an all-aroum good newspaper man. One inclden shows how truly he has inherited the grit and enterprise of the family. A year ago when the cotton mill burnec near midnight, the roads were in ter vibte condition and the street car stopped a mile short of the scene. The r'tjular reporter made a-short item and the proof had just corne down as Frank came in from an evening party in full dress. He saw the proof, had the item cut out, took the road to it, made the three miles and back in little over an hour, and had in a half column re port giving details about insurance and everything. His white vest couldn't bo told from his patent leather shoes but tho Register had a full account o: the fire. It has never been stated whether the Clarksons are desccndents of Thomas Clarkson, the great English abolition ist, or not, but old Father Clarkson hac his pluck and determination and it has been handed from father to son to the third generation. Frank has an un diminished stock, and if there is anything in will power his arm will como out all right. GOV. BOIES' SPEECH. Gov. Boies' opening speech delivered at Grundy Center last Saturday is characteristic. It has all the elements of strength and weakness that the people have become accustomed to in his public utterances. It mixes a great deal of real wisdom with agre.atdeal ol pure pettifogging, the whole put up in an ingenious and attractive style. In a dignified and statesmanlike manner he argues that the tariff is not in issue in this campaign, and just as the auditor is about willing to concede the point he i& met by the statement that the republicans wasted the surplus left four years ago in extravagant appropriations, and really increased the taxes by the McKinley act. Now the fact is so well known that no one pretends to deny it, that while the McKinley act raised the per cent, of duties on some articles, it put so many more on the free list that it materially reduced the revenues of the government. And everybody knows that the high point of public expenditure was reached by the last democratic congress. This is a fair sample of pettifogging, and is entitled to no other designation. In discussing silver Gov. Boies appears as a late advocate of free coinage. The state platform two years ago demanded it, and in his letter he endorsed the platform. But his speech would not be objectionable on this account if he had stopped with the first part of it. But here before he gets through he says: " Foreign holders of our obligations saw the situation—a depleted treasury, a diminishing gold supply—and fearing the payment of their securities in what to them would be a depreciated silver currency in :heir countries they sent them in upon us in unusual quantities, demanding their payment in gold." Now no man who assumes to discuss the business situation fairly pretends that fear of depreciated silver caused any ihipment of gold. Every silver dollar and certificate have been in demand, and gold has come back in big quantities without any reference to silver, ngland was embarassed by Australian and South American failures, and drew on our gold because she had to have it. That is all there was of the gold movement, and yet a professed free coinage man of two years now tries to make capital out of slandering the silver dollar. Another characteristic claim of the •overnor's is that the brewers should lave been paid for their breweries, and that the republican party in not seeing to this broke "down the barriers that ledge in the property rights of every citizen in every government on the face of the earth that can hope to endure." The governor says: "Not once in all these years was it suggested by it that the everlasting principle of common justice between man and man required that if this property should be lestroyed for the good of the public the lublic should pay for it." Now Gov. Boies is a good lawyer. Vnd he knows that this whole-question f the right of brewers to compensation vas tried in the United States circuit and supreme courts. And he knows hat both tribunals decided that no :ompensation was required by " the :verlasting principles of common jus- ice." Why did not Gov. Boies make lis argument before the court if the matter was so plain? Where was he when the highest tribunal in the land •epudiated this doctrine of his? Gov. Boies knows that the law from time immemorial has been that where the rights of the individual conflict with he welfare of the community, they vill be abridged and that tho seeming mrdship is compensated by the general velfare. He knows that packing louses, brick kilns, glucose factories, itock yards, and hundreds of like prop- srtius have been abated by the courts vithout claim of compensation. And ie of all men is pettifogging when ho attempts to create public prejudice igainst the rulings of the courts, rul- ngs that are sustained by reason and ustice, although often working out leemtng hardship. Gov. Boies announces definitely tho democratic programme as to saloons. It is local option by townships, allowing saloons in country districts. Ho says referring to the Schmidt bill: "By the terms of that bill our prohibitory .law would have been undisturbed in every city, town, and township in the state where a majority vote of the people did not first declare for license. If such a vote was ob tnined then no license could issue Until the party applying for it could show that he was n fit person to be entrusted with the sale of alcoholic liquors and paid into the county treasurer for the use of the counti $500 and to the municipality where the license should be granted such sum as i' should require for its own use." This scheme for saloons in country townships is the most vicious that has ever been proposed in Iowa and is a feature of all late local option proposals Gov. Boles' speech has its good points, just as he has his good traits as a citizen and as a governor. His sug gestions for a board of control of state institutions are timely, and many other excellent points might be mentioned But in the essential matters Gov. Boies is unfair in his discussion, and his pro posal in the way of liquor legislation is as bad us anything that has ever beei suggested. UOLI.IVEU OX SIL.VEU. We republish this week the chie paragraphs of the speech made by Mr Dolliver in congress in favor of the repeal of the Sherman law. In the main they contain a witty and well-put argument against free coinage by the Unitec States withoutinternationalagreement. The concluding sentences give his reasons for voting for stopping all use of silver for the time being. With Reed, Sherman, and many other republicans he admits that the Sherman law has not occasioned existing troubles, but that its repeal may act as a faith cure and restore confidence. And with Senator Allison he believes that international agreement will be reached easier after the United States has stopped all purchase of silver bullion. In all that part of his speech dealing with free coinage by this country alone Mr. Dolliver undoubtedly oppresses the judgment of a large majority of those who have considered the matter. It would certainly be a great experiment to attempt single handed to insure market for all silver bullion at any agreed price. But it is not so certain that he represents the judgment of the people in his anticipations that an international agreement is to be reached more easily after this country has quit using silver entirely. And unless he is right about this then the faith cure theory is a poor- excuse for shutting down on the only safe avenue there is for increasing the volume of our currency. S. M. Clark, who represents the anti-silver sentiment, says: " Let no one deceive himself. From and after the vote of congress Aug. 28, 1898, silver has passed permanently from the monetary system of the American people save as a subsidiary and token coin," Mr. Clark assumes that the senate will join in the repeal act. In his opinion all prospect of the reinstatement of silver vanishes absolutely with this action on the part of the United States. In the North American Review for the present month, the great English banker and member of the international conference, Sir John Lub- jock, tells why England will not assist in making silver money. He says that England draws from the outside world $500,000,000 annually from her investments. She has a vital interest in as dear a money as she can get, and will not be forced to bi-metallism. It may happen that the prospect of the utter degradation of silver is going to force some international action. But in the opinion of these shrewd men it is evidently more likely that it will have a ;ontrary effect. If the republicans who have supported Mr. Cleveland's anti-silver policy are right in assuming that bi-metallism ll result from the repeal of the Sherman law, they have acted wisely. But if they are not right, and instead of tho further coinage of silver this country is to be forced to do business with a stationary volume of money or to resort to state bank issue, or new series of government bonds fora, paper currency, they have arranged for financial conditions that will, before many years, require a faith cure compared to which the present application is decidedly Homeopathic. Some swindles seem specially designed .0 carry out tho ends of justice. Last week a well-dressed man saw a widow and three ihildren sitting in tho streets of Now York n front of the house from which they had jeon ejected. He inquired into tho case, 'ound out that ?-tS was what was needed, united up tho landlord and gave him a $100 jill, got a receipt for tho woman and $53 in change. Tho woman moved back into tho louso while tho landlord wont to tho bank and found that ho had iv counterfeit $100 bill. ^ The Carroll Herald is being attacked for opposing liquor soiling and gambling at tho lovinty fair. Tho Herald is plucky, how- over, and will see tho light through. This flght is one that every county in tho state vill have if wo got u local option law again. Monger suys: "It is a waste of moral substance for a man who has uny roputa- Lion for truth to needlessly paste himself ipou tho bill boards of publicity its a do i bora to fulsillor." Tho populist platform soys: "Tho vrucltoro of Lombard and Wall streets, Hiving secured tho election of their agent, . (Jluvoluud, through false issues, have filled the land with panic, wrecked Indus tries, demoralization, tramps and starvation, for the purpose of striking down sil verand doubling every debt. The presi dent, instead of standing with us, uses public offices to bribe congressmen to be tray their constituents." A little girl was added to Presiden Cleveland's family Saturday at noon. I is the first birth that ever occurred at thi white house. The house of lords rejected Gladstone' home rule bill by 419 to 41. Extra polio were collected to protect the 'members from a popular uprising. The house of lord will be rejected by a like vote some of these Lnfo Young concludes a five column edi toriiil on prohibition as follows : " Thebes thing that all the friends of temperance can do, whether they be republican prohibition ists, kicking republican prohibitionists third party prohibitionists, populist prohi bitionists, labor party prohibitionists, o any other kind of prohibitionists is to train their guns solidly against tho democrats party, which in this state stands, from Horace Boies down to the Jointkeeper, liki a stone wall against prohibition as a priuci pie against its enforcement, and for tho nullification of the law. Every democrat! vote gained is a gain for the saloon. Evcrj republican vote lost, whether it goes to tho populist party, the Hamilton-Nourserepub lican kickers, tho third party prohibition party, or anywhere else, is a weakening o the party which has enacted prohibition and which by its platform this year pledges itself to make prohibition more binding in SO counties of this state, and to make it no worse in the other 19 counties." J. Fred Meyers makes an. earnest protes against western republicans bolstering up Cleveland in his flght against silver. The populists at their state convention adopted a plank on the liquor traffic which will in time be accepted by all. It is foi state management. The time will come when the South Carolina law will be adopted generally, except that no profit above paying expenses will be permitted Archbishop Ryan said last week that as an example of a man who always felt his responsibility to God and the public, he could not give them a better name than that of Grover Cleveland,, The archbishop said Mr. Cleveland represented the people of the United States perhaps better than any man who had occupied the president's chair since the days of Washington. Lafe Young: " The independent repub lican calf gives itself away by getting up so soon as it is able to stand on its four fee and making a bee-line for its democratic mother." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Bob. Bloom and Senator Brower hac a horse race over at Garner last week. Brewer's pacer won. Humboldt Independent: Myron Benton and Will West went to Algona on their wheels and spent Sunday. Algona has another warning. Estherville has been sued for $5,000. A girl fell on a bad walk and permanently injured her knee. Estherville Vindicator: A handsome new girl has been attracting genera! attention in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Metzgar since yesterday. Spencer News: Algona has organized a building and loan association, the capital stock of which is placed at 320,000,000. It takes more than a demo- ratic administration to give Algonians the dumps. A curious robbery occurred at Mason City last week. A lot of sports were playing poker and had a big jack pot on the table. A darkey rushed in and flourished a revolver and grabbed the pile. He was not captured. Britt Tribune: Rev. Bagnell of Alna will be present at the Epworth league entertainment and will address the audience. The reverend gentleman is a very fluent speaker and those who attend will be well entertained. Emmetsburg Democrat: Postmaster Flemming of Armstrong and Miss Lizzie Kennedy of Algona were mar- i-ied at the latter place last Monday. The long expected has happened. Mr. Flemming is an excellent young man. Corwith Crescent: Dave Hillary went to the Dos Moines timber near Irvington, Monday, to look for plums ind grapes. He failed to find any wild fruit, but he had a fifty cent silver dollar with him and ho succeeded in pawning that off at its face for a bushol of •rubs. Storm Lake Pilot: Judge Carr made one of the talks of his life in court last week just before sentencing Allie Pratt to the penitentiary for six months. Before he got through there wore very Few dry oyos in the court room and if there is any good at all in tho nature of the boy it cannot fail to have boon u'oused. And there is good in the boy. Livermore Gazette:' Alex. Brown of Algona, an old acquaintance of Mrs. L. T, Martin, was here to visit her over Sunday. Mrs. Martin still remains in very poor health Elinor Schleicher was here from Algona Saturday on his wheel P. R. Crose uid wife wont last Monday to Bancroft to visit their old home, P. R. took a shooting outfit with him, and we presume will bring down many a snipe. The Heath oatmeal mill is a great benefit to Fort Dodge. Tho Messenger says: There,was talk fora time that .he new oat crop would start at about 15 cents a bushel, and a good many bushels were bought at that at small stations west of here, but the mill came nto the market at 20 cents, and the irice had to go about that. Basod on )resent Chicago prices buyers hero could not afford to pay over about 10 cents for shipment to that market. The Heath mill took in 18,000 bushels rom wagons last week and 22,000 bushels additional in cars. It has bought 00,000 bushels of this crop, and is ;rinding 15,000 per week. It is pay- ng 20 cents, but buyers in outside owns can scarcely afford to pay that, ">rt Dodge is the oat market. MIL DOIXIVER Oft SILVER, The Able Speech of Onr Bright Youngr Congf cssnmn in the House on the Money Question. The Sherman Act Not Responsible for Our Present Troubles—Why He Voted for Its Repeal. The question is whether a single country situated like ours isable, under conditions that now prevail, to ignore at its mints the quotations of the bull ion market without establishing for its commerce a basis of silver, excluding all other coinage and swamping Arneri can business under the burden of a cur rency both changeable und debased That question has not been answered and while we have enjoyed the elo quence that has been aroused by this subject, I trust we have not forgotten that this is a question that must be de cided in the arena of judgment and rea son and not in the atmosphere of mere oratory. I confess I havo followed the silver voice of my friend from Nebras ka [Mr. Bryan] from the third Punic war down past tho glorious victory o: Charles Martel to the joint debate be tween Napoleon and the extraordinary drummer boy of Marongo, without get ting light enough on this question to guide me from one figure of speech to another, and whilo I amnotwithoutad miration for the oratorical skill tha can so attractively exhume tho fallacies of fifteen years ago and give such persuasive shape and color to the vagaries of the Nebraska populist of today, I wil not conceal < the disappointment with which a plain and perplexed man, anxious to bo right and seeking to know the practical effect of the theory o free coinage on our monetary system has sought in vain for that grain o wheat in the midst of so vast and en tertaining a display of chaff. But what writer, what student in any language, including even the faithfu friends of silver who made the Brussels conference of 1892 famous; what Amor ican politician, not directly influenced by his own interests or by the clamoi of local politics has given that opinion! On the contrary having been cast off by every government in.Europe, including those that have most faithfully tried to practice it, it has found a final refuge in the silver-bearing mountains of oui own country and an intermittent shelter, good only between presidential elections, in Missouri and Arkansas [Laughter and applause.] Now, Mr. Speaker, I shall not be suspected of caring very much what happens to the democratic party of Missouri, but I cannot forbear to point out that the leaders of that party do nol seem to be disturbed very much by the "parting of the ways," in which my friend from the Eighth district of Missouri has so often stood. [Laughter.' Because everybody knows that when the democratic party took Mr. Cleveland a second time for their leader, they took him with the absolute knowledge of his disposition to combat the prevailing views of the state of Missouri in regard to silver, and when we find him getting more votes in the state of Missouri than these silver congressmen themselves, we can easily imagine that this periodical epilepsy of that state on the money question is not likely to seriously disturb the comfort of the democratic party. [Laughter and applause.] Mr. Speaker, I come from a constituency employed mainly in farming. Itis a constituency that understands perfectly well that without a safe, a uniform, and a stable system of money there can be no prosperity either in the field, in the factory or in the market place; a constituency that 15 years ago, as my friend Gen. Henderson, who sits before me, recollects very well—for we both were in that fight—heard every argument that has been heard at this session of congress, weighed the cheap philosophy of cheap money in the balances of a sober judgment and of an upright conscience and found it wanting in both [laughter and applause]; _a constituency whose debts stand for its enterprise and its investments, and not for its poverty and its misfortunes and whose promise is to pay what it owes in the legal currency of the country without clipping a coin or depreciating a note or debasing a dollar. [Applause.] Our people are a clear-thinking and a hard-working people and they ask not one of their representatives, democratic or republican, to come here and m-go legislation that shall disturb either the volume or the value of tho currency of tho United States. [Applause.] Both political parties are now agreed upon this, for I cannot forbear to recall tho fact that the democrats of our state have suffered in tho past few days an almost instantaneous converson upon tho silver question. [Laughter.] They stand now where tho republican party has always stood, and wo hope there will never bo a democratic relapse in this generation in the state of Iowa. [Laughter.] If thero are those who think that wo ought to show our disapproval of their conversion by ourselves backsliding, I can not agree with thorn. I stand where I have always stood, for a national currency every dollar of which shall bo equal in value to every other dollar issued by the government. 3o that if a man works for a day lie may know what ho earns; if a man lias a crop for sale ho may know exactly what he receives for it; if a man hau a Hlllo property ho may know exactly what It Is worth; if a man is receiving a little pension that has escaped tho malice of this administration, he may know ox- ictly what the pittance amounts to; if a man has money laid up in tho bank for a rainy day, ho may know oxaotl.y what his balance is; if a man haa Insured his life ho may die without having his last hours embittered by tho jrospoot of his family being swindled by the depreciatian of his little oatato; and if a man, like myaolf. has anout nearly all his lifetime bearing tho burden of debt, ho may know exactly what 10 owes, [laughter] and make up )I!H mind before God and man to pay it If he can, as our fathers did, without in.- irlting a relief expedition from Bod lain. Great laughter.] Mr. Speaker, representing auoh u people I would not dare to oast a vote here which might have the effect of destroying the prosperity of American business by an experiment which, lor all that has been said, presents itself to my mind in the form of an unlimited manufacture of short-weight dollars. [Laughter and applause.] I wish now, by the kindness of the house, to say a few words about the repeal of the Sherman act. I have heard all that has been said on this subject and have heard it with attention. Everybody will testify that I have taken a front seat and have endeavored to profit by every day of this discussion. I say to you I am not convinced by anything I have heard or seen that the Sherman act is the sole cause of the troubles which now afflict us. I agree with the eloquent remarks of my friend from Michigan (Mr. Burrows), who this morning attributed our troubles to the dread now lodged in the minds of those engaged in the great productive industries of the United States that an indusirial revolution is at hand. And I desire to say to my democratic friends who laughed with derision when that subject was first mentioned in this debate, that there could bo no change in the tariff system of the United States, even for the better, without paralyzing for a time the prosperity of all tho industries involved. How much greater is likely to be tho disturbance of prosperity when the changes proposed are radical and revolutionary, and have already thrice in the history of the United States resulted in the total prostration of the prosperity of the American people? Either the repeal of this law will help us or it will not. If it does, we shall all rejoice. If it does not, we shall all be nearer knowing what the matter is, and the democratic party will be brought face to face with the omens of the disaster that must follow their tariff policy, with no cover to hide them and no subterfuge of explanation to keep them from an open responsibility. Therefore as a partisan, I am in favor of clearing this issue so that every man may know that whatever follows the tariff act of this congress comes from that act and not from imaginary sources in another field of legislation. Again, those of us who favor the use of both gold and silver in our coinage, but are convinced that tho question is an international one, look forward, not without reasonable hope, to tho future efforts of tho Brussels conference to restore the monetary status of silver. No man in public life in the United States knows more about this question than Mr. Allison, who was a member of the conference of 1892. No one can question his qualifications to speak with authority on this matter and fortunately no man can dispute the fidelity with which his life has been devoted to the interests of the Mississippi valley. Therefore when we find him agreeing with Gov. McCreary of Kentucky, also a member of that conference and a lifelong friend of silver, that the suspension of the purchase of silver here will greatly expedite tho work of the Brussels conference, we feel sure that the road to a larger use of silver in the coinage of the world lies through the repeal of that part of the act of 1890, which now compels the government to bear the burden of silver alone. The very moment the United States declares its purpose to lay down the load, the commercial world will feel the pressure of necessity to unite in taking- it up on equitable terms. I have already pointed out the underlying cause of the accompanying industrial depression, which in 'our own country has evidently emphasized the general depression visible on all sides in every country. For that the repeal of the silver act of 1890 is no remedy. There is, however, in this world a very large area for faith. A friendly correspondent, writing to me tho other day on tho silver question, more than once repeats the precept of the scriptures, " We live by faith." And so we do, even in the field of business and finance. In voting to repeal the section of the act of 1890 requiring the monthly purchase of 180 tons of silver bullion I frankly confess that I am guided in part by what seems to be the prevailing belief of the business community. A friend in the city in which I live, In explaining to me his views on religion and medicine, somewhat perplexed me by saying that a few months ago he "was caught in the elbow by a belief of rheumatism," [laughter] and, if I understood him correctly, his idea was that the way to handle it was to let the rheumatism go and pay attention entirely to the belief. [Laughter.] I dp not know how much there is in that idea, but I was • not pepared to ar£\ie the matter with him; and in this situation in which wo find ourselves, while we may not have the fullest confidence in the remedy suggested, I'can- not make up my mind that we ought to deprive the business world of such consolation as may come to it by a fair opportunity to try an application of the faith cure. [Applause.] JURORS SELEOTED TOR OCTOBER, .. Tlie Mombors of tho 1'etlt Jury Clioscu—Court Meets Oct. 10. Tho petit jurors for the coming term of court are as follows: C. H. Wooster, Jos. Schroiber, lliverdale; J. E. Dodge, M. H. Grove, J. W. Hay, A. Johnson, B. B. Ward, J. P. Fohlin, Algona: John Funnomark, H. Pasvogal, Wes- oy; 11. S. Grubb, Sherman; A. R, Kinno, C. C. Watson, W. A. Scott, Garflold; T. ,1. Fowler, Portland; Den lAiino, Goo. Patterson, Burt; Michael ".ilddy, Lotta Crook: D. D. Kenyon, Jiilon; I' 1 . J. Gibbons, Swea; John, .1. .1. Mi-Guire, Ramsay; Al- Vod Stunton, i'lum Creek; Julius Jen- HOU, Honuoa. TIIlS CIHANO JUUY. tfi'imd jurors for the year are: I. II. Wiu-d.L. II. MoChosnoy, Caspar Wallillllg, K. N. Weaver, H. Bell, M. K. MoWhortor, Henry UOUN'i'Y 1IOAKU 1'UOCKEDINGS. ho iiiillnUliod business of the Sep- iibm 1 mooting not reported last week H IIM follDWH! ihiKik wua appointed a com- nlttoii to look after tho Hogarty bridge )U IfMKI, SS8. OoiiNunl/ highway through 28-08. 28 itlil, Jtund of It. .Iain as justice approved. Hohool krnna by auditor approved. Tronmii'or ordered to dedeem e w, s e 10-100, 27 from tax sale of 1882. Tux on a o, n o H-00, 28 refunded for 801-02, Auditor ordered to get extra voting for now polling places.

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