The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on February 13, 1895 · Page 1
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.'V xxiv. ALGONA, KOSStfTtt OOtJftTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, 13, 1395. NO. SO. ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S WORDS Extracts frotn Sotfie of His Great Speeches ttis Interpretation of the Declaration his Debate with Douglas. in Opera House Grocery. His Tender Farewell to His Springfield Neighbors—Mis Gettysburg Speech- Gem frorn His Second Inaugural. Patterson & Son With a Full -and Complete Line of Staple and iancy Groceries; Flour and Feed. V. ' A %_ •> / Of NEED OF GOOD;BUTTER OR FRESH EGGB, CALL 'ON .PATTERSON & SON, .NM.GROOERY..flRM.I Haleen & Peterson. .• We have opened a new Grocery Store on East State Street next to Rink where we have a fine line of Chbice7J?resh Groceries of all kinds. We v- - solicit your tra'de. Butter and Eggs taken in ex"" ' change for goods. We sell as cheap as any house . . in town, Orders taken and goods delivered. Aj^ona, Iowa. — HALEEN & PETERSON. Spurbeck & Lambert, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN We will save you^noney oh the following; 'Belting ot all kinds-leather,'GanAy and vub- c'omplet« stook-oJEnglnW's Supplies j ftas Pipe and flttlngs; Globe Valves; all kinds Fittings, Hose and Hose Fittings j Oils of all kinds, We have a large stock of Oylln - a,n,d'0iip Grease»specialty/ Large stock of othev goods too numerous to mention. § a 99,11, Factory and supply house near 0, &,N, W. Depot. Wni. Ferguson, P/ishler, C, D, Smith, Ass't.Qash THE FIRST NATMAt BANK, $30,000, security THE DiECLAftATlON AMD SLAVERY. , " The Declaratiod of Ittdependetlce was formed by the representatives of American liberty from thirteen States of the Confederacy, twelve of which were slaveliolding communities. We need not discuss the way or the reason of their becoming slave-holding communities. It is sufficient for our purpose that all of them greatly deplored the evil and that they placed a provision in the Constitution which they supposed would gradually remove the disease by cutting off its source. This was the abolition of the slave trade. So general was the conviction, the public determination, to abolish the African slave trade, that the provision which I have referred to as being placed in the Constitution declared that it should not be abolished prior to the year 1808. A constitutional provision was necessary to prevent the people, through Congress, from putting a stop to the traffic immediately at the close of the war. Now if Slavery had been a good thing, would the Fathers of the Republic have 'taken a step calculated to diminish its 'beneficent influences among themselves, and snatch the boon wholly fyom their posterity? These communities, by their representatives in old 'independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' This was their majestic interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to his creatures. Yes, gentlemen, to ; all his creaturesj.to the whole great family of man. In tfceir enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and 'likeness was Befit' 1 into the world-io-be trodden upon and degrad- edf tffiH^fpHtecTby' its,' 'f ellows i .-They grasped riot only the 'whole' race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide their children, and their children's children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise statesmen as they were. they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants and so they established these great self-evident truths', that when in the distant future some man, som'e faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, or none but Anglo-Saxon white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began, so that truth and justice and mercy and ail the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built. " Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur and mutilate the fair sym'metry of its proportions; if you have been inclined to believe that all men are not created equal in those inalienable rights enumerated by our chart of liberty, let me entreat you to come back, Return to the fountain whose waters spring close by the blood of the Revolution. Think nothing of me.— take po thought for the political fate of any man whomsoever— but come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence. You may do anything with me you choose, jf you will but heed these sacred principles, ' You may not only defeat me tor tUp Rwate, but you may take me and put me to aeattlh While pretend* ing no indifference to earthly- 'hojiprs, J do claim to be actuated in this con well. To His cafe eoinmendirtg you, as 1 hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell." SPltB GETTYSBURG SPEECH. '' Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a flew nation, conceived in liberty* and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now, we are engaged in a great civil war, testing Whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that Deld as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. ' It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here, it is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated ilrrl'i "Hay there," DID YOU KNOW WE KEPT . Groceries Queensware- Glassware- ( CANNED GOODS. •\ DRIED FRUITS. FLOUR. WHITE AND DECORATED. \ TABLE SETS. / WATER SETS. to thelgreat task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for whiehjthey gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom;, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." FROM HIS SECOND IKAUGUUAL. Fondly do we hope—ferventlv do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may Speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of. unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid with another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are "true and righteous altogether." With malice towards none; with chanty for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the .work we are in: to bind up the ; nation's wounds; to care for him who should have borne the. battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. Agents for WHITE SWAM" FLOUR.. LANGDON & HUDSON. It Will Pay You- TO CALL ON BROWNELL, The Shoe Man, « e ™"»~™^ « • This Week. ' 'f HE VICIOUS BAR CLAUSE. Marsballtown Times Rep: The oth-. er day we' quoted, an^ article-*' from"' the N'evafl'a Watchman showing'how the straight mulct is applied in the stalwart prohibition county of Story. Now come instances of: the application of the same form of mulct in the strong German anti-prohibition county of Scott. It must be remembered that the law in Scott is precisely the same as in Story-4-mulct without, a bar—so that one more illustration is afforded of the utterly useless not to say vicious nature to tlie bar clause. ALGONA, IOWA. test by something higher than. an anxiety fop office. I charge you t<T~drop- every paltry and insigniflca.nj; thought for any man's success, it, is nothing; noting; Judge .Douglas is noth- Bat do not destroy that immor* Wem of Humanity— the Reo Qf-'Arneilean independence" o£ QA8H QAPITAL-$5Q,000,00, IOWA AND THE POOLING BILL. Times-Republican: Even the most careless reader of the personal columns in the papers at Washington must have been struck by'the number of railroad men from Iowa who have visited the national capital.recently. Remembering that the railroad pooling bill is a great 1 measure'hanging in doubt, one might imagine from the number of Iowa railroad men in town that this ptate is greatly interested in the passage of the measure, when in fact its iterests run just the other 'way. The anomaly -is all explained by the fact that the Iowa irien in Washington working for the pooling bill are all in the pay of the corporations as presidents, general managers, general solicitors, etc. That is why it is we have had so many Baldwins, Blythes, Cables, Perkinses, Buncombes arid others in Washington lately. TOOK A GOOD DRINK. A Register special of the 8th from Estherville says:' A farmer by the name of Rumsey, residing near town, went into one of the drug stores here today, and slipping behind the prescription case when the proprietor aud clerk were not looking, took down a bottle containing the 1 tincture of acorn ite, supposing it was liquor, lie poured out a wine glass ful) and swallowed the terrible poison at a gulp. Prompt action on the part. of Prs. jiirney ana Anderson saved the fellow, but it was a close call for him, .The stomach pump extracted the poison before very -mucjiwas absorbed, outhe>is, still quite sick, "TierwHJ'probably riot have any desire to get bis'drinks in tUe future in this manner, FURNITURE ! WINDOW SHADES PICTURE FRAMES! We have in stock some new BOOK RACKS and WALL SHELVES Just the thing for a cheap book case. Complete stock of Undertaking Goods always on hand ____ D, McGEEGOE, We Wish to Call Attention To Our Complete Line of M one » npVin my Q»»' appreciate, my feeling, at this parting, TQ this. ot, ifcese peole Ee,re I|jaye and have $Q an old wpu Here ^ye been, hprn City,; Election "-No Blank Books, Stationery, y*yyyyv*w*y*y»yywvy Memorandi

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