The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 3, 1895 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 3, 1895
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f Hte BttirtJflttCAN, AL&OKA IOWA, Agtttl* 8, BY MILf dN Sf AftB« SUBSCMPf I0r EATBS; One Year, in Advance It-jo Si* Months what tendency have these changes to prove that restriction of the metallic basis is the Cause? "fcemonetiisation of siivifet," meii say, rendered the world's stock of silver practically tise- Three Months BALLOTS FOE AND AGAINST. A noted temperance lecturer is credited with the statement that "if the women of Iowa had the ballot they would do away with the whiskey and beer business entirely." In the hands of wicked men the ballot for years did all the ballot can do in any hands for the suppression of the liquor traffic, and yet enormous liquor sales continued in Iowa. Reformers ought to respect the truth.—Beacon. This is a too shallow treatment and a too summary disposition of the matter. The Beacon is not warranted in saying that in these years "the ballot did all the ballot can possibly do in any hands for the suppression of the liquor traffic." The Beacon treats this as a matter of ascertained fact, and says that "reformers should respect the truth," meaning that everybody should respect the Beacon's say so as the revealed word. It is not however, a matter of settled fact, but wholly a mutter of opinion. There are those who have observed the workings of the prohibitory law, who believe that in many localities where it has been ignored it might have had a show for enforcement with local magistrates elected to enforce it rather than elected to nullify it. The Beacon would have spoken truly if it had said that in those localities everything that the ballot could do against it, rather than for it, has been done. It might have added truthfully that the worst that the ballot could do against the law •was done in keeping in the governor's chair for four years a man who used all less as money and turned it into modity* If so, it would naturally be affected just as other commodities have been, by many concurring iiifh> ences, and if the fall in silver and the fall in all other commodities have been the same, that only indicates that other commodities and silver have been influenced alike- Multiplication of human productiveness by invention and machinery has beyond all question operated to cheapen products generally, and also to reduce the cost of producing silver. Multiplication of railways and steamships beyond all question lowered the cost of transporting products to any market where prices may be taken in this country or in Europe, and has also lowered the cost of transporting silver ore and bullion. It is mere trifling with facts as obvious as the daylight to ignore these influences, or to treat them as if they had no effect. But if it must be admitted that they havehad some, who can say that these and similar influences do not account for the whole decline in the price of commodities, and because silver has been treated as a commodity and has been subject to the same influences, in the price of silver also? It is a fatal weakness of the argument for free coinage that it always ignores the tremendous changes in the modes, conditions and cost of the world's production and transportation. Invariably it assumes, contrary to the practical knowledge of everybody, that wheat or iron or other products would be worth as much as in 1873, if the circulating medium were the same. Either is now produced and also transported at far less cost in human labor, and so is silver. Still worse, the argument always assumes that the cheapening of all products to consum- enue, thus precipitating a financial crisis which would be rated as second to nofto. But now the court haS postponed the decision to the first Monday in May, and it is wickedly hinted that two members of the dignified body are on the fence. Bismarck's birthday was celebrated Monday, with great enthusiasm. The action of the Retschtag in negativing a proposition to honor Germany's greatest statesman had the effect to stimulate the people at laigo to extraordinary demon* strations. Delegations from every town hi the empire carried congratulations and gifts of the people. The tribute paid to the great ex-chancellor was the expression of a deep popular feeling which does credit to the German people. THE CITY COUNCIL FOR IT. A Matte* of &>«nfii$sionef Elected". — tteiiy Stffefet A Question of Policy Settled, ** Ward Puls its dwri Mohey dft its Own Streets. The annual convention of the republican national league has been called to meet in Cleveland, O., June 19th. There will be upwards of 2,000 delegates In the convention. China cannot any longer bo said to be a walled-in empire. The attempt of a Japanese crank to take the life of Li Hung Chang has excited the interest and sympathy of the whole civilized world, and his death, if it follows, will be mourned as widely. The present canvas for the governorship nomination is likely to become very warm before it is over. With the convention nearly if not quite three months in the future, so much interest has already developed that clubs of traveling men are being formed to promote the booms of the several aspirants. So many men are in the lield, too, that every county is certain to bo "worked" for votes. Ms influence and efforts to break it down. With ballots to put law respecting and law enforcing men in office, and to back them while there, the whole later history of this law, which was a success up to the conclusion of Gov. Larabee's term, might have been written in terms descriptive of complete victory. Whether these ballots would have been supplied by the women of Iowa, had they been privileged to vote, we do not know, and the Beacon does not, but the suggestion is not one to be answered with a sneer. NORTHWESTERN IOWA. It may be that "the handsome little financier" of the plug hat and knee breeches may be correct in some of his calculations, but were he to come out here to Northwestern Iowa, he would find that the demonetization of silver has not sent all prices down, down, down. He would find, on the contrary, a big stretch of country out here possessed of resources' capable of setting ers within the last twenty-two years has been a, curse and not a blessing. Of course it is not the fact that the fall in the prices of commodities has been the same in this and other countries, because in 1873 prices in this country were quoted in a depreciated and fluctuating paper, and therefore were unduly inflated. But taking the gold standard, commodities as a whole would buy March 1,1895, 38.2 per cent, less gold than in the same American market January 1,1873, but 35 per cent, less in London than in the same markets January 1,1873. Nor is it true that commodities have declined as much as silver, which was worth 59.25d in 1873, and 27.62 March 1; 1895—a fall of 53.4 per cent. Neither is it true that the modern world, with its vastly improved system of credits and exchanges, is by any means as much dependent upon the precious metals for monetary use as it was twenty-two years ago. In fact, there is not one point in which the argument most valued by the advo- Tho Denison Review, edited by J. Fred Meyers, is one of the most radical advocates of bi-metallism in Iowa, but it is not in favor of going over to the populist party with a new name. It says in a recent issue: " The endeavor to organize a new party by the so-called Bi-metallic League will necessarily fail for several cogent reasons, and chief among these are: First, the country is in no mood to try a new party —chiefly democratic; secondly, the protective tariff must first be restsred and cannot be ignored; third, a republican administration must first have a trial— and if it fails, reconstruction may be in order. The democratic-populist conglomeration cannot secure public confidence, it matters not what principles they may confess. A MATTER OF COMMITTEES. There Was an excited meeting of the Council Saturday night, the pritoaff contention being over the committees named at the previous meeting by Mayor Haggard. These prove not to have been satisfactory to the council at large and the latter took matters in their own hands and appointed new committees, The vote by which the latter appointment was made was 5 to 8, the second and third wards voting solidly for the change, and their strength being reinforced by the vote of one of the first ward aldermen, There was a somewhat animated interchange of views before the matter was disposed of. The difference seems to have been more in regard to public policy thati to any personal issue. The important committees have one member from each ward, the money of each ward is to be put on its own streets, and under the direction of its own committeeman. We believe this policy will with general approval, while a merely personal dispute probably would not. Another outcome of Saturday night's meeting was the appointment of J. W. Sampson as street commissioner in place of Mr. Stebbins, who has held that position for several years. V fash Suits; •-..,!. i. . - • - -£*;/<jiwr?WKSW$, Ladies' Wrappers 800 Wash Waists 29o ; 500 Boys' Waists, l?c to $1,60 The only place in the city where you can get a real good assortment of made garments for ladies. inery Opening Next Week Jas. Taylor. '? St. ,AAA< The Cedar Kapids Republican urges the farmers to put in their crops this spring just as though sure of abundant rain, and in justification of its advice gives the following quotations showing the rainfall of Iowa, in inches since 1872: 1872 31.44 1884 38.11 1873 28.18 1885 34.35 1874 .36.79 1886 23.15 1875 31.991887 31.23 1876. 46.82 1888 -40.49 1877 35.10 1889 -37.61 1878... •. 31.21 1890 46.10 1879 33.89 1891 ..!-,-. -31.45 1880 42.73 1892 ;>,.,, ,. .44.15 1881 37.28 1893 " 1883....'. 36.60 1894...... 1883..... 34.59 his philosophy at naught, and maintaining a prosperity so actual and so palpable, so visible to the naked eye and so impossible of being obscured by "Coin's" tonic for the imagination, that he would deal with it as gingerly as he does with the advance in the wages of labor during his ruination period. In the face of panic and drought, which have convulsed or withered up other sections, Northwestern Iowa has kept on her way rejoicing and increasing in wealth. It may be said, and said truly, that the steady increase in farm values is due to a limited supply and an unlimited demand for such land as we have, but why this apparently unlimited demand? The answer is found in the fact that our farmers, despite all the croakings and evil prognostications of agitators, are enjoying a substantial prosperity. The land is bringing big prices because it is worth all it costs and more. When it gets to be worth twice what it brings now, which it almost certainly will within the next ten years, it will still pay to invest in and to hold on to Northwestern Iowa land. It is a noticeable thing in this connection that the new buyers are not mainly speculators, They are mainly actual occupants and tillers of the land, and they anticipate making their money, not through the advance in land prices, but out of the products of the soil itself. And wherever they may go in this section they will find neighbors who will strengthen their confidence by the unfailing indications all about them of having done that for cates of free coinage accords with actual facts, but if all its alleged or assumed facts were granted, they would prove nothing.—N. Y. Tribune. 27.33 .. .18.53 Geo. B. Swift was elected Mayor of Chicago yesterday by a majority estimated at 40,000, and what is equally good news, the ciyil service law was carried. This latter vote was under a recent law by which the police force and other officials are placed under civil service rules and the Mayor's term extended to four years, in such towns as approve the statute by popular vote. The Dubuquo Telegraph commends a bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature to Mmit the interest rate, but says that '.'a better till, if it could be constitutionally enacted, would bo one providing for the scaling of debus." Some of the free silver people are losing their heads just when they need them. The Dos Moines Register gives a valuable pointer in the following: "There are a great many republicans who are making party mistakes in giving" greater importance to the currency question than really attaches to it. This demonetiza- tion about which they talk, has .been in existence since 1873. In the intervening time this nation reached its .highest stage of prosperity, the stage when wages were the highest in the history of American labor, when our exports reached nearly a billion dollars a year, and when every working man was able to find employment and that at remunerative wages. All this happened in the era of so-called de- monetization. We have had plenty of money for all the purposes of business and commerce, and every dollar of it has been as good as gold. It is only in recent years that the currency question has really troubled the American people, and the trouble grew not out of the currency question per so, but out of Democratic incompetence." "DOC" DAILY GOES. A. F. Dailey, city marshal and superintendent of the water works, had an interview, Monday, with members of the city council, and finding that he would not be re-elected, he tendered his resignation, to take effect yesterday. The council first secured from him a settlement of his arrears with the city, and then accepted his resignation. The council wdre unprepare d for the appointment of a superintendent, and Mr. Dailey was at his post last evening. Will Mullica will take charge of the waterworks temporarily as soon as the committee finish checking up, and will run the works until the superintendent is elected, which will be at the next meeting of the council. There need not be the least anxiety in regard to the works being carried on successfully. Who the city fathers have in mind as Mr. Daily's successor the reporter was unable to find out, though impressed with the belief that they already have their eagle eye upon a wholly satisfactory Moses. It is said that Mr. Mullica would not accept the position permanently. jAibberJBoots! Leather Boots, Plow Shoes, "Working Shoes, Fine Shoes, Heavy Shoes, All Kinds of Boots and Shoes, Rubbers and Rubber Boots. The Largest Stock I The Best Assortment I The Lowest Prlcesl IN KOSSUTH COUNTY Wo will be glad to see you at any time and show you our goods. Everything first class and guaranteed. EL & ALL many years: SILVER AN£> The one argument which tbe advo cates of silver coinage think irresistible is that there has been a great decrease in the prices of commodities since the cessation of silver coinage in 1873. Occurring not in this country only, throughout the commercial world, The Emmet county republican central committee recently adopted the primary election system. It was a move in the right direction. The Dominion government has directed the legislature of Manitoba to enact legislation exempt-ing Catholics from taxation for the support of the public schools f they elect to patronize the" schools of ,heir church, The Manatoban legisla.. ;uro is by a considerable majority against ihe concession and will almost certainly refuse any modification of the school tax laws, and a conflict with the federal government is anticipated. The St. Ixmls GlobtsrHemocrat says that "it is neither dishonesty" WH- malignity that impels men to clamor for tnu .^~ restricted coinage of 46c dollars or the unlimited issue of inconvertible Government paper, but merely ignorance of the rudi mentary principles,of finance." Nevertheless, thp impression seems generally jo prevail on-both side* that "the other fellows" are dishonest. S. C. Platt has sold the Forest City Summit to C. S. and E. H. Chase and G. S. Gilbsrtson, of that place. Mr. Platt's retirement from the Summit, which he all the Avhile kept at the point indicated by the paper's name, will be greatly regretted by his cotemporaries, of the press, who have not failed to note the excellent work he has been doing, It is to be expected that Mr. Pratt will resume bflsiness in some other field. It is hazardous i,n these days for the newspaper men to put a price upon his business unless he makes a figure at which he cun afford to sell. Olives by tbe pint, quart, or gallon at ^ngdon & Hudson's. UVJNQ ROOMS To rent, opposite REPUBLICAN office on Dodge street, See Gardner Cowles, 27-28 P '' SOCIAL UNION PROGRAM, The program for the Social Union, Friday evening of this week is as follows: _ Musioal'golection .............. Mandolin Olub THE OFFICIAL REPORT. ALGONA, Iowa, March 30.—The City Council met in regular session at the office of the City Clerk, Mayor Haggard in the chair. Members present: Vesper, Wadsworth, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson, Nicoulin, Sayers and Henderson. None'absent. Minutes of regular meeting of February 23d and adjourned meeting of March 2nd read and approved. Minutes of meeting of March 18, 1895, for the purpose of organization, read. Moved and seconded that the report as to the appointment of committees by the Mayor, be not approved. Moved and seconded that the motion be laid on the table. Yeas—Wadsworth, Nicoulin and Sayers. Noes- Vesper, Ferguson, Pettibone, Henderson and Magnusson. Vote on previous question: Yeas:— Vesper, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson and Henderson. Noes —Wadsworth, Nicoulin and Sayers, Moved and seconded that the following committees be appointed by the City Council to serve one year; Waterworks—Nicoulin, Vesper ,Magnusson and Ferguson, • Finance—Ferguson, Magnusson and Vesper- Streets and Alleys—Pettibone, Hen* derson, Sayers and Wadsworth, Printing—Pettibone, Ferguson Wm. Stevens, ditching... •••• ® 4 52 Ohas. C. Mantor, labor 75 H. Hoxie. election room.-lst ward....... '110 A. Bank, election supplies .-••••• • • • • •;• • 8 80 Wm. Miller, lighting Tamps March 11 to March 29th 181)5 , - • • • • 15 00 Wm. Miller, lighting lamps Feb. 11 to.. Feb. 28th 1805 ••• • 1500 M. J. Jones, election room, 3d ward.... 2 uu Wm Kuhn, delivering materials 1 00 C. M. Doxsee, pay of men ... .,.- 1° ™ James Patterson, lamp chimney £5 Naudain Bros., opal and freight.. 94 80 Laage and Campbell, blacksmithlng,. . 10 35 The Courier, printing ballots and pub- lishingelection notice. • 1* w J. W. Koblnson, hardware 8 16. E. J, Gllmore, oil and supplies 21 00 S. S. Stebbins, street work 1° yo 0. J. Brown, police iw\ Jamesliucas, labor • ° £" A.Anderson, labor ,,••••/ i n 70 A. F. Dailey, salary for March and pipe purchased ™ ffi Thos. Dailey, pumping...... 31 uu James B. Glow & Son, supplies 2 iu Molina Pump Company, supplies 25 82 A. Finch, Inbor 7 BO Hoy Nebergall et. al., police 750 O, Anderson, labor and police a° <° 0. M. Dailey, labor ••• 1° °° SENECA'S MODEL CREAMERY Phoenix Like, Seneca's Wealth-Producer Rises From Its Ashes and is Ready . for Big Business. One of the Most Perfectly Equipped Creameries in the State—20,000 Lbs. < of Milk Taken in the First Day. r-s JsJ . . , N. 8. Swanson, pumping.... S. H. Pettibone, election ward. room 2nd 7 50 300 wuru. ...... ......... . ............ •- ...... n OK F. S.Norton, lumber ..................... * ua Moved and seconded that all the bills reported and approved by the finance committee except the bill of Wm. Miller for lighting lamps from Feb. 11 to Feb. 28, 1895, be allowed and warrants drawn for same. Yeas, Vesper, Wadsworth, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson, Henderson, Nicou- liu and Sayers. Noes, none. Carried. Moved and seconded that the election of a superintendent of waterworks be postponed for another month, Carried. Moved and seconded that we proqeed to the election of a street commissioner for the ensuing year, Carried, Moved and seconded that the election be made by call of the roll, Carried, Upon call of the roll for said elwtion J. W, Sampson received g,w Vote, S, S. C. O. Fish, president of the Seneca co-operative creamery company, andE. W. Van Dorsten, one of the directors, were in the city yesterday, looking up matters in connection with the unset- tied insurance of $2,600 on the building: and machinery.destroyed by fire January 26th. It seems that the company's main defense against tbe claim is the fact of the feed mill run in connection, not having been mentioned in the ap^ plication. The agent, however, it is said, states that he gave the company notice of the fact, The creamery peo- pie hope to secure an early adjustment: but if they have to make a fight for in the courts they will do that, and Healtb--Sayers, tibone, but this decline can only be explained, it is reasoned, by a cause of worldwide influence. T&en figures are arrayed to show that the fall in prices of commodities has been proportionately about the sawe as the fall in the price of silver- If all the faots alleged be taken for granted, do they prove anything? ket it be supposed that the fall of cpramod- •• • * --- the same There have been numerous revolutions in Cuba during the present century, and the last one, ending in 1876, covered eight years, and was so formidable that it required 145,000 Spanish troops to suppress ft. The Cubans are spunky, and one of these days they will triumph over the of * and Pet" Henderson and „ -Vesper, Fergu* 'son and Wadsworth, Purchasing Committee-Vesper.Hen. That % table of canned goodsls. the attraction Walker Bros.— fete Spaniards. AnothertovQice of these 5c, goods at Taylor's Grove & loQ,pan tell you what omy is. itlei generally the Western There is no doubt but the country bee w looking for a dreadful shake-up over the decision of the Supreme Court on tbe validity of the income tax. A quite gen* oral expectation has come to be entertain' ed that tbe decision will b,e adverse to the Jaw, and so tbo country be knocked o^t Pf t $0,04 share of its already tooUodtfld r~ Stebbins received twfl votes and Geo, it it is understood they have already em" ';' ployed able counsel, Tbe new cream- *j ery building is now completed, the «„? machinery is installed, and theinstitu-^ tion fully equipped and ready for J)j#>K >; | ness. It started up Monday>»orning ? and the first day 2Q,OOOjK>unds of iqilk was received on QPQ "clay's notice, It' t is expected, tUafby June the receipts! 1 / !'| per day-will reach 85,000 pounds, The •ere'amery is the pvide of tbe farming^; community, and its management " Johnson recev^ one vote, thereupon j, W* Sampson was declared elected. '•Moved and seconded that Cbas, A, Cobenour be elected city clerk for the ensuing year- Carried, Moved and seconded that tbe bond of G, F, Peek as Treasurer, for $5,000, with kewis K, Smith and J, W, Wadsworth as sureties., be approved,, Gar* ^ mortgages, d. , gu'sonV Yeas—Vesper, Pettibone, Ferguson, Magnusson and Henderson. Noes— Nicoulin ana Sayers- Moved an4 seeond,<?4 that the poll tax of each ward be worked out unfler t^e direction and supervision of the coffiinitteBian for the respective wards, Carried i Moved and §es9»4e4 that the follow* ing resolution be adopted: Resolved, that the eity di86o»tiB»e the practise of laying water pipe be? been in tbe highest degree efficient and,<] satisfactory, The net rece pts are compared with other creameries, everything works smoothly, Johnson is the butter maker a» d °.; man in charge, and tbe offtcers of company are; C, O, Fish, Martin Jenson» secretary, and Jacobson? treasurer, and tbe are 0, 0, Fish, Peter Jenaon', WiJperg, JS, W, VanPorstw, TO 4 Kindergarten will he opeoed for the little ones of Algona on April 15, j89§, fox terms, ana other p, call on or address M&s, 4, J Ohpe & Sitntofl's, famcjua latter H feet in width, an4 a been jujtuUeci I OF PWLUTJQtf,

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