*JK 1 IttePtJfiMtfiK, APfitL If, ;- • " V ---' P, S, NORTON, Dealer in LUM l And all Kinds of Building Material W. J. Studley, Druggist, ofr BOYS' HEAD-TOfQOT OUTFITS Consisting of double-breasted coat— two pairs ol knee pants-cap to match siilt-and a Mir of all made honestly-not only to look but • ' o0 °A ^ The Mattel- of Committees. It will bo worse than folly to havo any noro fuss about committees in thccouncil. jookorl at from a common-sonso stand joint, thi! committee is only an instru- nent or npfMit of tho council. Th'oro arc iiiiiUM-ous city matters to bo looked nftc.r— thf! stroots, t'ho waterworks, the finance-!, for instance!—and it is the duty of the council to look after them all. It is simply the suggestion of expediency that the work bo divided up, as is tho rule in other legislative and business bodies. A councilman may bo able to look up a few things thoroughly and be an authority on those things whfju facts arc called for, but ho will liavo to do more work than the ordinary councilman doos if ho shall know everything about every Horn of tho' city's business. Tho committees being a con- vonionco in tho way pointed out, and it being determined to have, committees, several things are to bo considered, none of which iuvolvo tho qiiostion of the legal power of appointment. In the first place the committees can dotormino nothing independently of authority derived from tho council. For this reason it will bo futile for tho mayor to appoint a committee whoso load tho council, for any reason,will refuse to follow. Other members of the council will by private understandingloojt up tho disputed matters 1 , and thoir suggestion will Ve followed by the council and the recommendation of the mayor's committee ignored or reversed. Tho mayor is powerless 1,0 impose any policy upon tho council which tho latter is not inclined to adopt. The committees of a legislative hodyox- orciso not a little influence upon its acts, usually, but when a trial of strength comes committees arc powerless unless the rules previously adopted practically delegate to them the initiative or control of measures. The llKi-UBMCAN concludes that there is nothing in all this to quarrel about, and tho city fathers will do well to drop any .little light on hand and go to work for tho wolf arc of the town. The council have got their machinery ready for work, and there is certainly need enough to have the work done. bltffcct and indict taxation. Dr. Albert Shaw, in The Review of Reviews, quotes from John Staarfc Mill's textbook in political economy the following paragraphs defining the difference bow teen direct and indirect taxation: M. P CALIFORNIA. N 3-^ DAYS Without change of oars. All meals served in dining cars. 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Its general political news, editorial and discussions are comprehensive, brilliant and exhaustive, A SPECIAL CONTRACT "* enables us to offer this splendid journal and THE KEPUBLICAN for ONE YEAR FOR ONLY $1.85, CASH IN ADVANCE. [The regular subscription for-the two papers is $2.50.] '* SUBSOUU'TIONS 51AY BBJGIK AT ANY TIME, Address all orders to THE ALGONA REPUBLICAN, GEO, W. BEST, of THE NEW Just to Mention One Item. Just to mention a single Item, and perhaps not the most important ono by considerable. Is it not a fact that the only statement of the indebtedness of the city that has been given to the public for some years was the unofficial statement given by the REPUBLICAN several months ago? Is it not true that several councilmon were obliged to confess that they did not know nor couldn't even approximately tell what was tho amount of our floating warrants? Has there been any recent official report which anybody could co back to and make the basis of his calculations? We believe not. Now there is a state of things. It is not a time when a dead-lock can profitably be indulged. We know that some members of the council would like to put matters In better and more businesslike shape, and d9 It at once, and we do not doubt that everyone of them feels just that way. The members aUrealize, probably, that there are other matters needing, attention, including our shaky sidewalks and our way-back lighting outfit. It is a good time to get clown to business. Nice Outfit of Machinery. The REPUBLICAN does not believe the city has ever been better officered. We have a business man for mayor and business men for zouncilmon, and they ought to be able to do business. To begin with, and to settle present disputes and prevent the possibility of future misunderstandings, it would seem to bo advisable to provide definitely by rules or an ordinance for the appointment of the committees. Taxes arc either direct of indirect. A direct tax is ono which Is demanded from the very persons who it la intended o* desired should pay it. Indirect taxes are those demanded from one person in the expectation and intention that ho shall indemnify himself at the expense of nnother, such as the excise or customs. The producer or importer of a commodity is sailed upon to pay tax on it, not with the intention to levy a peculiar contribution upon him. but to tnx through him the consumers of the commodity, from whom it is supposed that he will recover the amount by means of ah ad- trance in price. Direct taxes are either on income or on expenditure. Tho sources of income are tent, profits anil wages. This includes every sort of (ncome, except gift or plunder. Taxes may bo laid on any ono of the three kinds of income, or a uniform tax on all of them. A tax on rent falls wholly on the landlord. A tax on profits, like n tax on rent, must—at least in its immediate operation, f all wholly ou the payer. We now turn to taxes on wages. Any tax levied on these (tho higher grades of mental or educated labor) falls on those who pay it. But Mill's distinction is faulty. It is not true that a tax ou relit falls Wholly oil tho landlord. His tenants pay it just so surely as the consumer pays tho customs duties on tho wines and textile fabrics he buys from tho merchant who imports them. To tell tho truth, the line canuot be drawn exactly between the direct and the indirect tax. Even when profits are taxed the man who gets tho profits raises the price of bis goods so as to get the amount put of his customers. Wages aloue of tho three sources of wealth mentioned by Mill Boom ut first thought to constitute the ono in which an income tax would bo a direct tax. But even here the wage earner will try to get his pay raised so that ho can get tho tax out of tho business in which ho is employed. That be cannot do it always is not his fault. Ho would if'he could. On tho whole, is there any such thing as a direct tax? la it not, like so many other beliefs, an exploded superstition of the political economists of 200 years ago? . lIAGOAItt). O. P. I'RKK. HAGGARD & Sllrv.'pSSOr.S ill .ToN'ES & SMitn. ABSTRACTS, BEAL ESTATE and COLLECTIONS ALOONA, IOWA. A. £>. CLAftKE & CO* FARM LOANS. ofttce on Doilge street, Algona, Iowa. . 0. CALL, UKAL ESTATE AND ABSTRACT OFFICE Kor Information in regard to lands in Northwestern Iowa, write to him, thoflngton street, Algona, Iowa. (JKO. K. CLARKE, CHAS. A.COHKNOUU CLARKE & COHKNOUK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ALGONA IOWA. GEO. K CLOUD, (Siiucossor to Vf. B. Quartern) . Attorney and Counselor at Law, AliOQNA, IOWA. Olllue over Kos.sutli County State Bunk. SULLIVAN <fe McMAHON, ATTORNEYS- AT- LA Jr. For the contenience of subscribers whose place of doing business is in some other town in the 6otitt- ty than Algona, an arrangement Ms been made by the publisher whereby payments on subscription to the paper may be made at any one of the following named banks: BANCROFT—farmers' and Traders* Sayings Bank. BtiRt—The Hurt Bank. WHilT&MORE — Whittemore State Bank. WESLEY—Wesley State Bank. LED YARD—State Bank of Ledyard. GERMAN1A—State Bank of Germania SWEA G1TY—Swea City Batik. ELMORE—151 more Exchange Bank* Subscribers paying for the year iti advance can avail themselves of our lowest clubbing rates, given herewith. This arrangement is made with a view to accommodating any who may find it more convenient to pay their subscription at their home bank. All business coming through these banks will be given prompt attention. YOU CAN I'ostnfllce ALOONA, IOWA. E.V.S WETTING. 'ATTORNEY AT LAW, Money to loan. Algona, IOWH ,1. I,. BONAR. H. II. FKI.I.OAV8. BONAR & FELLOWS, A TTORN.EYS A T LA W (.iolloctlon.3 will receive prompt attention. Itooms 8 and 0, Alg-ona State Hank Kl'Ag, ut, Iowa. ALGONA, IOWA- SAVE MONEY By availing yourself: of the low rates quoted in this CLUBBING LIST: Should Use All the Land. A REPUBLICAN reader who is interested in tho Detroit experiment outlined in our last issue by which landless poor were given the privilege of gardening unused land within the city limits, calls our attention to the fact that a tract of land has been set apart on Long Island for that purpose, and 3,000 applications wore received. Omaha has mado a move in the same direction. It.would bo a good thing In Algona. The Battlefield of Shiloh. The annual reunion of Union and Confederate veterans on Shiloh battleground is more interesting this year than it ever was before, more interesting than it can ever be again, for this year northern and southern soldiers representing organizations from 21 different states, states whoso sons took part in the historic tight, met to mark tbe places where they had stood and fought and where so many of their brave comrades fell on that bloody day. Shilob will henceforth be a great national military park, like Gettysburg and Chattanooga, to mark the spot where brothers fought with eacb other in a day long since vanished, in a temper long since cooled off, only to think the more of one another afterward. It is a fact that not in the memory of any man living have there been so good feeling, so muob unity of sentiment, between north and south as there are at present Even the politicians cannot check this steadily rising tide of brotherly good will and love for and pride in the whole country, not merely separate sections of it. Only Don Carlos Buell is living of the four leaders, two northern, two southern, who held chief command on the battlefield of Shilob, Some of the most famous of the southern cavalrymen and infantry leaders were present at the reunion, among them Wheeler, Walthall and Chalmers. Among the northern generals were Hiokeulooper of Cincinnati, "Dick" Oglesby of Illinois and H. V. Boyntou of Washington. DANSON & BUTLER. LAW, LOANS AND LAND, Collootlons si Spei'lulty. Oltluu in UanlnerUowli-x S. S. SESSIONS. A TTORNE Y AT LA If, lj"iiMs unit fnsuranoe. Special attention to collections of all kinds. Otlloe over UliriNChtlles'store. Algona, Iowa L. K. GARFIELD, M. IX PHYSICIAN AND SURGEU.\. *»tll«e on State .street,, Algoua, lout M.J.KENEF1CK,M. D. Ofllee over Taylor's store. IIKPUIH.ICAN and Inter Ocean 91.85 State Register 1.85 N. Y. Trfbune 1.85 Dubuquo Times, (a semi-weekly 3.10 Pioneer Press 2.25 Chicago Times 2.30 New York World.. 2.30 New York Sun.... 2.30 Homestead 2.40 Orange Judd Farmer Harper's Weekly.. Harper's. JJivzar.... Harper's Magazine Cosmopolitan Mc'Clnres Magaz'n N. Y. Independent Chautanqiiiui TJoviow of Pvoviews "nocorn.li Po=ten... The Midland ScientificAmerica* Century St. Nicholas Scribnnrs.. Youth's Companion..... Harper's Young Pooplo 3.10 WoekVCurrcnt— 2.65 2 25 4'.75 4.75 4.150 2.85 2.60 4.00 o . 4.i 3.30 J. M. PRIDE^M. P. Office over Qoeder'a Clotnmg Store. Algona, • Iowa, L)U. L. A. J3HEETZ, DRUQGltiT AND STATIONER, Prescriptions tilled. Deals In palms, ona, books, perfumeries, etc. Oor. State and Thorlngton ats. Algona. Iowa. G. B. PAUL, M. D., WHITTEMORE - - - IOWA, Regular Office hours 8 to 12 u, in., 2 to o p.m. Over Wtchler's Furniture store. Residence north of tractt. New Hardy Rose Belle Siebrcclit. ^R ^P flrWf fP of Goud Story Writers. An immense demand exists for good stories. There seems to be a revival of novel and novelette reading wbicb ia remarkable in this bard, realistic age. It may be a reaction from tbe iron bard, necessities tbat condemn us only to tbe peal and practical However that may be, the demand for good stories is not at all supplied. American publishers must go to British writers for thoir serials, Wo have few good story writers in America. Those we have have 'not distinguished, themselves lately, There is. no way but for American authors to keep on trying till they dp strike the right gait, Aw editorial notice in. 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