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Algona, Iowa
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*Mi toppitt TEAS. felr matt Ate _ •farttift to Subscribers. One ropy, six months ijr, three. ' .81.50 address at above fates. H • ,ey order, or express or- f advertising aeftt on application. H»e C)oti*le* Easily Caught The Courier has walked into a little trap In discussing Mr. Sullivan's relations With the fence " blue sky" that, It may as well be admitted, was set purposely for It. Last week Mr. Bradford's letter was published In THE UP- FEttDES MoiNES, showing that Mr. Sullivan had acted as Mr. O. Ingalls- bee's attorney in a number of "blue sky" cases that Were not brought In court but that were settled by Mr. Sul- Uvan without petitions being filed, but nothing was said of a case that was brought in court and in which Mr. Sul- able to give good ftdvice, as the records abundantly prove. It Mr. Ingfcllsbee fiflftily quit the slat fence territory business at Mr. Sullivan's suggestion, It is still further proof that be was lucky in the legal counsel he secured. A Mattering Mention. In his wanderings as a tramp laborer In 1892, which are now being described in Scribner's magazine in a series of the most notable articles on the labor question that have appeared for years, Walter A. Wyckoff went from Elmore, Minn., to Council Bluffs, passing through Algona. It is worthy of note that Algona is the only town he mentions in that entire distance, and a matter of justifiable pride that he mentions Algona to especially praise it. On page 432 of the October Scribner's he writes: "But there were native born Americans in plenty, and chiefly of New England antecedents as I found in my chance acquaintance by the way, and from observations of such a charming town as Algona, In northern Iowa, livan did appear of record as attorney iti a "blue sky" defense. The Courier without investigating the record, as •was anticipated, immediately jumped at the opening that seemed to suggest itself, and proclaimed that Mr. Sullivan refused to act as attorney for Mr. Ingallsbee, refused to have anything to do with the patent fence cases, and urged Mr. Ingallsbee to " make good the alleged injury." To add to the force of this statement it produced the following affidavit made by Mr. Ingalls- bee, which THE UPPEK DES MOINES reprints with great pleasure: "STATE OF IOWA, KOSBUTH COUNTY, ss: I, Orrln Ingallshee, being first duly sworn on oath depose and say that I have read the letter of W. E. Bradford contained in TUB UPPER DBS MOINES and in the Algona Republican of Oct. 5,1898; that the facts of the case referred to in Mr. Bradford's let ter are that my agent, Mr. Pocock, had without my knowledge, sold to one. 1. B. Glidden, five township rights and Mr. Glidden claimed that Pocock had made false representations to him; Glidden also claimed he had given his note for the township rights, but I had never seen the notes and had not received a dollar on the deal; that W. E. Bradford, attorney for Mr. Glidden, called on me at my place south of Algona and endeavored to secure a settlement, and I refused to settle and did not feel disposed to make any settlement; that I went to Algona to consult with a lawyer and called upon J. W. Sullivan for advice; that up to this time Mr. Sullivan knew nothing of the case, that I stated my case to Mr. Sullivan and he positively refused to be employed by me to try the case and stated that he would not in any manner connect himself with litigation of this kind; he advised me to settle the case, and against my own wishes I agreed to settle and prevailed on Sullivan to arrange with Mr. Bradford on the terms of settlement, which he did. And further that Mr. Sullivan made no charge and accepted no pay for this service. He paid the money for me to Mr. Bradford when on his way to Corwith on business ORRIN INGALLSBEE. "Subscribedin my presence and sworn to before me by the said Orrin Ingallsbee this 6th day of October, A. D., 1898. "S. E. McMAnoN, Notary Public," It will be noticed here that Mr. In- gallsbee also states positively that Mr. Sullivan " positively refused to be employed to try the case," which makes still more suggestive the record which follows, which it is perhaps not strange that the Courier should be unacquainted with but which is certainly strange that Mr. Ingallsbee should not recall. Among the purchasers of patent fence territory of Mr. Ingallsbee was Aug. Krause of Fenton. On the 28th day of September, 1893, or nearly a year after the transactions referred to by Mr. Bradford, Mr. Krause sued Mr Ingalls- bee to get back his note given for a »' blue sky" fence right, and Mr. Sullivan appeared and bad name entered of where I spent several days. Mr. Wyckoff was a college teacher when he decided to go out and find out for himself how the laboring classes live. His articles entitled "The Workers" are attracting great attention, i The Tiling to Be Done. The thing to be done is to get everybody to vote. All the republicans need, of a campaign is to impress on republicans the need and duty of coming to the polls. Let everybody in Kossuth set aside Nov. 8 as a day to be devoted to doing his duty as an American citizen. • Dolliver In the Campaign. In another column THE UPPER DES MOINES reprints S. M. Clark's estimate of Mr. Dolliver. It is written in Mr. Clark's peculiar style, but contains a shrewd judgment beneath its flowery sentences, by a man eminently qualified to judge. In a more sober and everyday style is the following report of Mr. Dolliver's recent speech in Louisville, Ky., taken from the Louisville Commercial: " The speech delivered by Congressman Dolliver of Iowa before the immense mass meeting of Louisville voters held at Music hall last evening, was a masterpiece of political oratory. Much had been expected of the eloquent Iowa congressman, and he faced an audience which anticipated an exceptionally strong presentation of the republican position in this year's campaign. Mr Dolliver was equal to the occasion. His speech was such a statement of republican principles, and such an analysis of republican policy as to put the republican campaign in this congressional district upon the very highest plane of patriotism and of loyal concern for the national wel- " Too great praise cannot be bestowed upon the splendid temper of Mr. Dolliver's speech, which was persuasive and convincing throughout. There was not an utterance from the beginning to the end of his instructive address to arouse antagonism or to suggest bigotry of individual opinion. The events of the greatest year in American history were eloquently recited to the glory of the republican administration 01 the national government, and in prediction of a future for greater America worthy or the highest aspirations of the American people. The currency question' was discussed from the standpoint of common honesty. Every phase of government and of national policy was treated in a way to command attention and respect. The duty of the American people, with reference to the congress about to be elected, was so plainly set forth and so profoundly impressed upon Mr. Dolliver's audience, that cheer upon cheer testified to the unbounded enthusiasm with which the people of this district will perform their part in the momentous work at hand. " Congressman Dolliver was not personally known to many in Louisville until yesterday, though his fame as a public speaker is national. He will be doubly welcome bimetallism. He has been at once the ablest as well as the most persistent champion of real bimetallism in the United States, and his friendship for Ihe white metal has been Its main bullwork in congress during the past 20 years. Senator Allison sees as every bimetallist does that at present bimetallism is further from realization than ever. Its prospects are not worth While discussing. All there is to do is to accept the situation, put ail our money by law where it has been put by the pledge of the, and rejoice that the wonderful output of gold in recent years has to a large extent made the use of silver unnecessary. Now that the Courier knows tha Mr. Sullivan appeared in court as the attorney for a "blue sky" defense a yea after he knew the full character of the sla fence business, will it kindly tell its read ers that he is unfit to sit on the bench. IN THIS JNEIGHBOKHOOD. Emmetsburg Reporter: Frank Nl- coulin of Algona was a business visitor in Emmetsburg Monday. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Norton gave a military reception at Llvermore for t^heir son Will and his comrades. Mrs. Peterson attended from Algona. James Dlckirson, who came with Hewett to Clear Lake in 1850, has just been married again at Britt at the age of 80 years. Talk about northern Iowa not being a healthy and invigorating country. Ex-Gov. Larrabee on Wednesday paid out $15,000 in cold cash for 800 acres of Webster county's choicest land. Colby Bros, sold their fine farm to the ex-governor for that amount. Possession is to be given March 1. The Midland Life Insurance company of Fort Dodge has offered to build a $20,000 opera house and present it to Mason City, if the business men of the latter place will take policies in the company to the amount of $500,000. Algona has had a big representation in Emmetsburg the past three days, at- ver from her mines, her total circulation of ilver is 88 and her metallic and paper cir- culatton W Pfr capita, whilst our gold and silver circulation is more than $18, ana our total per capita is 124. EK SILVER WOtILt) DIMINISH CIRCULATION. Free silver, when all is coined that can be absorbed, will diminish and not Increase our dtculatkn in value, but the effect of Would be immediate and oisas- AN ESTIMATE OF DOLLIYER HOW SAM, OLABf BEGABDS Hill yOJT^i^^^^ in| circulation of stiver and paper, so that our circulation would be less than half of What it is now, greatly less than is now necessary for our business transactions from day to day. After a time I agree this vacuum would be partially filled with dollars whose value would advance somewhat above 44 cents, but wouldagam relapse in value When this vacuum had been filled up. It is impossible for us to create an unlimited demand, so-called, for silver as .money. Like Mexico we would absorb what we need, and the rest whether produced in our country or elsewhere would, like^he silver of Mexico, go into other countries at Its market price. MONET AND BANK CREDITS. The money circulation of any country from three to five times the total money circulation. Our own country and Great Britain are good illustrations. Our bank money in the form of deposits times as much as our money cir- Entering Congress at SO, fie Has Made Rapid Strides-Able to Avoid Many Dangers. S. M. Clark^ the brilliant editor of the Keokuk Gate City, writes the fol- owing appreciative estimate of J. P. Dolllver, with whom he has served the past four years In congress: When Mr Dolliver went into congress 10 years ago he was just 30 years old. There were doubtless several who entered th house When he did, and several already there who aspired to be orators and thought they were, and were so hole by others, but,! know no other one o them who is accounted so now, eithe by the house or the country. Ther are but two orators in congress, an both are from Iowa—Mr. Dolliver an Mr. Cousins. Congress is as unfriend- tending court. Among them were Attorneys Geo. E. Clarke. J. C. Raymond, and E. C. Raymond, Dr. McCoy and Dr. W. E. H. Morse, C. C. Chubb, and B. W. Haggard. . ALLISON ON BIMETALLISM. record in court as attorney for the defendant. This case was on the docket for over a year, and was finally settled without trial. The record of the case will be found on page 599, book 5, district court record. It is not necessary to set out the details of the petition, but the suit was for a note of $110 given to Mr. Ingallsbee by Mr. Krause for the right to sell slat fence in Fenton, and the contract was what has since been known as a "blue sky" contract. Now it must be apparent from this court record that Mr. Ingallsbee is mistaken when he says that Mr. Sullivan refused positively to have anything to do with "litigation of this kind." And he must be mistaken also in his further statement that Mr. Sullivan refused to accept any fees for attending to it. Mr. Sullivan's best friend does not believe for a moment that he would appear in court in a case of any kind for Mr, Ingallsbee or any other man without a fee. He is not feat kind of a lawyer and his business is such that he does not have to try cases that way. Moreover be is not related to Mr - * n * gaUsbee in any way, nor is there any other reason why be should do business for him for nothing. The fact that he advised Mr, Ingallsbee to settle these rases shows what valuable services he rendered to bis client. That was advise worth at least $50 a note to Mr, Ingallsbee. But it nowhere appears tb»t Mr. Sullivan was acting in giving this advice in ft purely humanitarian capacity, for iP that event he would hftye advised Mr. Jngaltense to returp fee feme 99to» to &U the nwerous wett M tQ fee few Df '«» here in the future. His inspiring eloquence and the rugged honesty of his statesmanship have set for us an advanced standard of political aspiration. He has brought the people of this congressional district into contact with the great purposes of the national administration, and inspired them with new zeal in its support. He hasunited them for the performance of their duty as patriots, and has just given to the campaign for the re-election of Representative Evans the impulse of his own splendid enthusiasm and of his own faith in the wisdom and loyalty of the American people." NEWS AND COMMENT. Algona feels a special pride in the career of Rev. Walter M. Walker, who now comes to the leading Baptist pulpit of Des Moines. His parents have been long-time residents here, and it was on the farm four miles east of town that Rev. Walker gained the sturdy frame that now stands him in good stead. He was a student in the old Algona college in its last days, graduated with honors at the state university, took his theological course at Chicago, and after only a short period of probation as a preacher was called to the Central Baptist church of New York City, where he re mained six years. Prom New York he came to Elgin, 111., where he has been eight years in charge of the largest Baptist congregation in the state outside of Chicago. Rev. Walker is an orator by nature and by training. His gWt was i»arke<3 during bis university career. Careful stucly and application have made him master pf the arts of public speech. THE UJPPEB DBS MOTUES predicts a brilliant success for his ministry at tne capital city, while bis business capacity and sound com mon sense will materially assist him in dealing with the financial depression the Des Moines society is laboring under. The Vision Eagle publishes two al nfitioes e*oh aooupytn? twp col and a bajf of eplid nonpareil They legal puttees eve? Paragraphs from His Masterly Discussion at the Eminetsbure Meet- Ing. In concluding his speech Senator Allison said: There was never a time when any one nation, however great and strong, could absorb a sufficient amount of silver bullion to maintain a stable ratio between gold and silver at any equivalence. This ratio, approximately stable, was maintained in Europe because of the fact that certain na tions used both gold and silver, certain oth ers used silver alone, aud other nations gold alone. This concurrent action had the effect to secure a stable ratio between the metals because under conditions of the then current production and use by them, the products of the mines of both gold and silver were absorbed year by year, the demands of India and China absorbing any surplus. The ratio thus fixed and established was the growth of long periods of time and the fluctuations were so small from year to year, or for long periods, as not materially to affect international exchanges; but now with a variation as wide as it is, and the fluctuations in the value of silver as great as they are, it will be difficult to establish any stable relation between the two metals even by concurrent legislation, or by joint agreement of the leading commercial nations, and therefore a long time will be required, assuming it to be practicable, to establish a new ratio sufficiently stable to justify the free coinage under such concurrent legislation or agreement. This is made still more difficult because of the abnormal production within the last few years of both metals, and especially because of the rapid and enormous increase in the production of gold. This has led one nation after another to adopt the gold standard as the standard of international exchanges because of its greater convenience and greater stability, and locally as the standard of money in the var- ous countries, and the common consent of he commercial nations has created a public pinion favoring gold as the standard rath- T than silver, and this preference for the •ellow metal has had a constant tendency o increase the divergence between the value of the two metals'as related to each other and thus it Js that all the leading commercial nations of the world have adopted ocally the gold standard, and by this meth- >d the gold standard has become the world's 3tandai-d internationally. So that the res- .oration of the equivalence of value between ;he two metals at any ratio is growing more difficult each yeai 1 , and the necessity of it diminishes each year. AMERICA SILVER'S FRIEND. The United States has done all possible for silver by lending its power and influence towards securing an international agreement for its enlarged use and for the establishment of a new ratio based upon commercially the equivalence of the two metals. It has lour times taken the initiative looking to this international use, and las participated in four conferences to that end. It has gone as far as possible in the direction of the use of silver In our own country, preserving the standard of gold. It began the coinage in 1878 on government account and in limited quantity, so that the "old standard could not be impaired. In 1890 it greatly enlarged the number of ounces of silver purchased, and the fear because of such purchases that our gold standard would be destroyed had much to do with the panic of 1893. So that the republican party has shown its friendship for silver py its desire to use it in our national circulation to an extent consistent with the preservation of our gold standard, which, if what I haye stated be true, is absolutely essential to our growth and devolppemeut, and to our national prosperity. \ MONEY VOLXJMB JS AMPLE. It is said that the great need of our country is more money, and that free silver will secure it. That we have an ample volume of money now in our country is shown from the fact that it is easily procured wherever needed, and the rate of interest for its use is constantly diminishing. We have the largest per capita circulation of any of any of the great commercial counties, except IS 1)11 HSW %»IIA»WO Wt« **••**-«- —-- — " culating, and it is five times as much in Great Britain, so that we have now under our systen all the money that can be used for our great transactions. Thus I have shown that in order to estab lish two metals as the standard money of any country it is absolutely essential that there shall be established an equivalence of value between the value in bullion of each, and that under existing conditions with the wide variations in the value of silver, and with its great depreciation as compared with gold, it is difficult to establish such relation at any ratio because of the wide fluctuations of silver, if it can be done at all under existing conditions. SIXTEEN TO ONE IMPOSSIBLE. I have also shown that it is impossible to restore the conditions of 1878, and to attempt to do so would result in immeasurable loss aad injury. I have shown that instead of there having been a diminution of the world's volume of money and a constant appreciation of gold, that the reverse is true as respects thelast25 years; that there is more money in circulation now than then, and largely more, whether we take the ag- Ki-eeate volume of such circulation or take its volume as measured per capita. I have | shown that prices should be increasing rather than diminishing if the total volume of money controls prices. I have shown that the effect of the proposed legislation would be to bring us to a silver standard, and instead of increasing the volume of money would greatly diminish it. I have shown aho that between 1873 and 1897 we have progressed more rapidly in all that makes a nation strong and great than ever before, and more rapidly than any other nation, and that from these considerations there is no possible excuse for the proposed change from a gold to asilver standard, and that the talk of bimetallism under the proposed system is a mere shajn and pretense. ly to the cultivation of eloquence as the niq^ue and picturesque sentences thai iere was risk he might become a stu- ent of sentences rather than of sub- eote. There is Such a fascination to lie speaker in compelling' and f eceiv- ng applause sentence by sentence that tie may yield to- that and so make his tudience receptive only of sentences ather than of subjects and arguments. Vlett like Emory A. Storrs, brilliant nd evanescent as a meteor in the night sky, are the measure and attainment o! ,he sentence maker; the Webster* and ,he Burkes build subjects into colossal and enduring structures. One can say these things now because Mr. Dolliver, mature in power and rip- jning fame, has sailed far away from both these dangers. He is one of the most indefatigable students of subjects in public life. He is becoming more and more masterful In structural and composite argument. And as much as Lord Bacon himself could desire h& has put all bitterness out of his satire and kept only the Attic salt of his wit,, which his political opponents enjoy a& fully as his adherents. In alluding to his speech On the revenue bill in the JHst session, Mr. Dockery of Missouri,, one of the democratic leaders, a strong,, broad, kind, honest, masterful man, and a partisan fighter of the first class, said: "Following the gentleman from Maine (Mr. Dingley) came the gentle- One of the points visted recently by the National Editorial Association. What He Hoard lu AJeona. A. P. Thayer in the MarshtvHtown Times-Republican: Visitors in Algona always remark on the number of church steeples and churches in that thriving town of 2,500 people. To be sure a group of eleven churches, the number they are blessed with, is quite a lot of churches for a town of that size. Now there is about completed a now M. E. church at a cost of $30.000, and it speaks well for their hearts, heads, and hands. But they need all of that big room for their own members, and sinners have to go early to get good seats. Only a few blocks from this big church is the new little church of the Presbyterians, and in the language of the'bus man, "its a daisy." And the same authority says there's only 13 men in the congregation to pay for it. Evidently 'bus men do not know how much the women have to do when a new church is built. Algona stands in with the railroads, or vice versa. The C., M. & St. P. railway has been hauling gravel free for the use of the town. The same 'bus man referred to says the railroad gave the town five cars a day for .30 days. This placed on the wagon road to the depot Is a mutual benefit. It is reported, perhaps has been done by this time, that the C, & N. W. would also furnish a big lot of gravel free to make the wagon road to their depot equally good. They have furnished free gravel in several Iowa towns in years, past, and this is only mentioned here for the benefit of those who are always "agin the railroads.'' Col. Clarke's Foresight. Cedar Eapids Republican: When Col. Chas. A. Clarke renounced the silver democracy in 1896, and became a republican, some oi his old-time associates remonstrated with him. They were with him in spirit and never intended to vote for Bryan themselves. But they did not like to see the colonel become a full fledged republican. One of the most prominent of these remonstrators said to the colonel: "Don't burn your bridges behind you. Next year there may be a chance to rid ourselves of this free silver heresy, and the old democratic party will be itself once more." But Col. Clarke saw further than did his friends, and he said: '• No, there will be no chance such as you speak of. If the old democratic party had simply fallen down and soiled its garments as it were, we might feel ashamed of it temporarily, but we could reasonably expect that this could be remedied, but I am con* vinced that the present affliction is a blood disease and it will not be eradicated in a generation," , Fraucaalone, and we need much less be- causj^i? our widely extended system of exchanges through banks, tUeee being limited in France; a greater per capita circulation than either Great Britain or Germany- BII^VBB ANP BOOTSTRAPS, It is a mistake tp supppae tnat the silver will increase ow mpney YPhime s & purchasing power w Tjjjw, All experience shpwsthaftfieBUyey using W have less and largely Jew mpney capita" thjm gold wJnKflQttntolee, and r§ $ty wLlUose ° •v <?.•*-¥<"•', 5 f Vi A ' " ;»&$&&>" ' ,, AAV The Hawaiian The Chicago & Northwestern railway has issued a booklet with the above title, giving a brief description of these islands, their topography, climate, nat^ ural resources, railways, schools, population, etc. It contains a folding map and mentions the various steamship line? plying between the Pacific ports • i* *• 1 __. H _ A A.A. —.- 4.1 «.« In ASillnrl rt I _ and the islands. Attention is called also to the unparalleled facilities offered by the North western line, "the pioneer line west and north west* of Chicago," for reaching Sa.n iVanoisoo, Los Am geles, Portland, and other western points. The booklet will b0 sent to any upQupeaeipt ol few cents in by W. B. &niskern, gg Fifth English parliament. A young man just entering the latter body and eager for distinction asked the advice of his party leader, Lord Wellington, prime minister, as to methods of speech. u Do as I do," said the blunt and great old warrior, " say what you think and don't spout Latin." To be an orator is like being an alchemist: if you transmute the lead of commonplace into gold all the world is at your feet, but if you fail you are liable to indictment as a common nuisance. The higher courts haye compelled the absence of oratory by refusing to hear oral argument and making the lawyer put what he has to say into a brief. Congress is steadily going the same way by compelling the member to put his eloquence into the Record unspoken. This all is probably because the orator, if he is not an orator, is a bore, and if he is an orator he may make passion control judgment in a degree both judges and lawmakers should avoid. In experience, oratory is found to be in the member'sown way, a hindrance to him in congress in both houses, and nearly all give up all striving in that sort. But it is well that in the conduct of human affairs all the powers of the human mind should be exploited, every noble capacity of the soul of man should be 'made manifest, and it would not seem possible that either courts or parliaments can be at their best as agencies of service to mankind unless the voice of the orator is heard in them as inspiration and illumination. That most members of the house and senate give up all efforts to be orators there after some attempts and failures, and a few win out, alike finds its key in a sentence of Hawthorne: "Thoughts are frozen and utterance benumbed unless the speaker stand in some true relation with his audience," House and senate are made up of 50 or 60 committees, so many wheels'" that make up the legislative, machinery, each intent and absorbed in its own special work. In the first hour that congress meets, and in the last hour of adjournnyant, and occasionally when some grej|i measure is reported or some great vote taken, the body takes on unity, but all the rest of the time it is not one body, but fifty or sixty, each busy in its own orbit. The orator must for his hour resolve the committees out of their preocoupatton and spheres into a central mass. This task is so difficult, the feat so nearly hopeless, that most men find their thoughts frozen and utterance benumbed in the impossibility of getting into a true relation with the body they would address. Mr. Dolliver is one of the few men that can do this, and to him has been given a double power; marvelous qualities of speech that compel attention, and a goodness and nobility of nature that compel affection. Lord Bacon said of speakers that they ought to find the difference between saltness and bitterness. "Certainly," he said, ''he that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit so he hath need to be afraid of their memory." Those who heard the phenominal brilliancy of the speech Mr. Dolliver made as temporary chairman of the state republican convention at Des Moines in 1884, when he made his first appearance in Iowa republicanism, will recall tha the young prator.had some need of the wisecautipn pf Francis of Verulam Each sentence was an antithesis; the first part Of a shining gem for the man from Iowa (Mr. Dolliver) with _an address masterful in oratory, which qrpwn of republicanism; the second, par lunar caustic for the scarified skin o the political opposition. It was a prod igy of splendor and prlginality, but i tended^o make the politically judicious grieve. Here was a master pf satire with, the ylgor of Junlus, but the old and trained leaders in American pol ItiftS knpw tha,t satire must be sparing ly used, and with great bumpr tha brings the ointment along with, the siing, or satire is a vote loser, not vote, getter, ^r- was fe&rea for the by toil Jrlend.8 and. we! suQh, stirred the house and provoked numbers of us on this side to loud, long continued, and repeated applause." Mr. Dockery, while kind, is so combative and so seldom complaisant that _in talking to him afterwards I told him he had been quite unusually lovely. '.'Yes," said he, "I love Dolliver." A part of Mr. Dolliver's great power in and with the house is that he has so warmed of late years his sarcasm in his heart that it radiates good will while It charms the intelligence. Having been 10 years in the house and being a member of the ways and means committee—the leading committee—he speaks oftener now than formerly. In the last session he spoke four or five times. His speeches upon the revenue bill and the Methodist book concern claim were at the height of his- power. He never falls below attention and applause; at his best he challenges' and exhausts admiration. His speech upon the bankruptcy bill best illustrated his diligence as a student. It was a great array of the authorities on his side of the case marshaled with force and vigor of reasoning. All of his speeches illustrated the steady ripening of his mind and that there could be- said of him with an authority greater than I dare assume: "He is enthusiastic indeed, but sober, religious and magnanimous; born to great things and capable of high sentiments." I heard a member of the house say that Mr. Dolhver's domain was that of "poesy and oratory." If the member- took the pains which he probably did not to give the substance even in his own mind to the vague phrase he used he doubtless meant in the words pf a great writer: "Diction with wings: more apt to dilate our fancy than our thought." Mr. Dolliver being an ora- or as rich in imagination as was Glad- tone, Webster, Beecher, Burke,; Bosset, Cicero: as are all great orators and loets, philosophers, statesmen and eaders of mankind. Statesmanship would be impossible without it. Tp jut together figures and statistics is >ut hand mechanics. Babbage made a machine that did it better than most men. The making of the constitution if the United States was a supreme act if the imagination. The universe it- elf is but a divine imagining not un- olded but unfolding. Gifted as Mr. Dolliver is in this high capacity " his sense," as Lowell said of Dryden, " is always up to the sterling standard." At the beginning of his eloquence was his main attainment; now t is but one of the many instrument^of his power. Broad in view, wise in insight, tranquil in contemplation, enriched by research, moderated by reflection, with a mind singularly fore- asting and revealing, he is one of the secure, safe, great leaders of national affairs. When Cicero had paid tribute to the great career of the younger Soipio in war and statesmanship, he came to bis supremest measure of him: that whiob outlives the breadth of applause and endures like the eternities of God- character, He said; "What shall I say of his most engaging manners; of his dutiful conduct to his mother; his generosity to bis sisters; his kindness to his friends; his uprightness towara all." Mr. Dolliver has but one parent living, bis father, a veteran Methodist preacher. And when the son made one of the most thrilling and majestic of his speeches in the last session there were some of us at least knew be was inspired by his reverence and devotion to'his father. Np wpnder that Mr, Dplliver in congress and out draws both minds and hearts to hlro because be bears within himself the magnetic Ipadstone pf greatness in both. IT makes no difference tp us whether you have been treated by dpotprs or other remedies. If you ettU suffer, Rpoby MovHitaiB Tea wiU maUe yo\j well. Ask ypur druggist,

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