The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 4, 1895 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 4, 1895
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'^^^T^H'''i'^ '.- "- >V ',"'• ' - ',;-"/ :"'•' ' ' ". , VOL XXV. ALGrONA, KOSStTTM COUNTY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1895. MMMWSAA*M^ Our Red Letter Line. -^ ••'•^ — ^ ^ ^ ' ^ — ac — ** sc- TO OFFER THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LIKE Of Holiday Goods Ever has been our sole aim this season, Is our Holiday Line for the season of 95-6. With a very Elaborate Assortment Bought direct from manufacturers, we believe we are in a position to offer Superior Values. We can safely promise UNEQUALED VARIETY from which to select, and we can assure you the LOWEST PRICES. -F...W. DINGLEY, -THE DRUGGIST. MCTUiLS HAVE AN INNING. HEAVY ALL WOOL FLANNELS, COTTQNADES, JEANS AND OASSQfERES, FINE BLACK DRESS GOODS, CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR, CHILDREN'S HOSIERY, YARNS,. , , ' RIBBONS, ,, NOTIONS OF ALL Jj t * / ' tore. ' • '.'•> r »V : '-V'; M : *7 '•'*>" '. t: '.~\ ; " , "-*-rr^ NEW PORTRAIT OF LINCOLN A Newly Discovered Portrait of the Martyred President — ' His First Daguerrotype. , How'He LookecTas a You"ng Man—Interesting Letters—A Great Literary Enterprise by McClure's Magazine. McClure's Magazine has inaugurated a great enterprise in the form of a new life of Abraham Lincoln, the first chapters of which appeared in the November number of that magazine. The early chapters indicate that very thorough preparation has been made, and that may facts hitherto unpublished will he brought out. The illustration of the new work is on a scale befitting the subject and warranted by the popular interest felt in everything -which can throw light upon the life of the great president. The original of this new portrait is a daguerreotype in the' possession of Robert Lincoln, " SHIVERS vs, Ruthven Free Tress; Geo, Obaffee, after spending a year in that paradise, on'earPb, Missouri, 'has' returned to § 90d_ old ?owa, where be'will freeze to eath winters. Gfaorge thinks the cJimjate, Jn Missouri well enough, b,u,t yp,u 'can't ea,t it or drink it. Tbeve are puny Jowa people who went to Mis* sowi-a yeay Qr two gino,e, to escape our tapibte (?) winters, who ,,ba4. ratb,8>' sbjver, occasionally with wid than 1 ' to with ague. Fiftt mortgages mort The Treasufei of the Mutual Hail Ass'ti of Iowa, has the Floor This Week, Me Disputes Sotiie Statements of Our Insurance Farmer—Some interesting and Valuable Information in Regard to Crop Insurance, The REPUBLICAN last week gave rootn to a letter from "An Insurance 2Tarmer," in which the question of crop insurance was discussed, the writer taking up the argument for the stock companies. In giving place to that letter the REPUBLICAN expressed a desire for a full discussion of the crop insurance question, and responding to the invitation thus given, the following letter lias been received. It is from the pen of J. C. Baker, of Em- metsbnrg, treasurer of the Mutual Hail Inaui-.uirr Association o£ Iowa, and so it can be accepted a's coming from one who knows all about mutual crop; ESMETS13URG, IOWA, Nov. 2Q, 1895. —Editor REPUBLICAN: My observation through life has taught me that when^a man, has a bad case and no argument to bolster it up he generally resorts to falsehood and ridicule. In the REPUBLICAN of the 22nd inst. there ap,pears an article over the signature of "An Insurance Farmer." I don't wonder that he did not sign his name to it. He starts out by ridiculing the Hail Mutuals by calling them the "pass-the-hat Hail Insurance Companies." Now that is old. It is an epithet that has been used against all Mutual Companies by the Stock Companies and their agents since Mutual Companies were lirst organized until within a few years, and I thought it had become absolete, but it appears that the "Insurance Farmer" has resurrected it. Well, if it does him any good it does the Mutuals no harm. So much for ridicule. He seems to be surprised that the Farmers' Institute should say that the Stock Companies charge 35 to "50 cents per , acre, and would have you believe that that -was not BQiC, Well, let us see. He says- they^'charge 5,per cent, on the amount insured and then says if they insured him $1.00 per acre they would charge 5 cents per acre aud if $4.00 per acre it would be 20 cents per acre but he apparently forgot this, for farther along he said the stock company would give the farmer $10.00 per acre if he desired it. Now at $10.00 per acre 5 per cent, would be 50 cents and at $7.00 per acre 5 per cent would be 35 cents. Now he admits that any insurance less than that would virtually be no insurance and as he claims that the stock companies insure them for more than the Mutuals they must grant them that much insurance. Hence the Institute must be right, .according to his own statement, when it says the stock companies charge 35 to 50 cents per acre. He makes:the assertion that the Mut- uals only insure for a small amount, generally $4,00 per acre, Evidently he don't know what he is talking about, for it does not seem to me that any man would knowingly pen such a downright^ falsehood. The Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance Association insures its members against loss by hail to the whole amount of the loss if their policy calls for enough to cover it, and it generally does. At least I have settled over 300 losses this, year, and only in three instances were the policies insufficient, and as to paying only $4,00 per acre, we pay what a man losses, be it $4.00 or $40,00. I have paid $20.00 an acre in two' instances this year, and over $10 per acre in several. There is no limit per acre in the Mutual Hail. They pay what a 'man loses, but the stock company limits them to $10 at 50 cents or $1 at 5 cents. By the way, he did not know that it did not cost us 5 cents anyway, and yet we were paying as high as $20, If he will go out to Sec, 36, Eagle township, he will flnd a man there that ha,d 160 acres insured in some com ipany, "Tnaii I don't know -what, Perhaps ^Insurance Farmer" knows. They told me they paid thirty (it may .have been 8g) dollars insurance, They had a bail loss, but they were insured ,so low tbaj; they only got $50, I think, while the, Mutual' bad 400 acres insured at a'eost of/ $18,80 and paid ,them $834;> Any man can figure that, One would think that it was a pretty good speculation to insure against hail in a stock clompany by reading his article, Perhaps, it is, ; put when a man ,gets something for- nothing from a ,stoe.k insupflee company be may then 'look for tb'g miiipnium,,,for it .will then pe at band,; • $9, the' Mutual >wJis not organig§d for speculation, but for protection> sod is, paying the men that lost by baiWKJs year J $8^,000. ,a,npe Fjwnifiw' jett§r should ^ with - cav^gto be/would try Jp f no vannan^Knl iia-\rc» AllltiUflil USf ' '" be is'" BARGAIN WEEK! At Cost Week or s. Will come in to see the New F^irm. And by fair and courteous treatment we hope to obtain a share of your Trade'. We will carry a full and complete line of Shelf'and Heavy Hardware, Stoves and Ranges, ^Gasoline Stoves, Tinware and Cutlery. Parties' intending to buy a Cook Stove should see the world renowned Majestic Ranges and Favorite Stoves and get prices before buying elsewhere. Forest Favorite Heating Stoves; pump and tinware repairing a specialty. WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. TR T US. Yours for Business, .Stephenson & Stacy. PARISH'S OLD STAND, N OW is the time to buy your hard and soft Coal. lam taking orders for immediate or future delivery, and the prices will be as low as any. Order your Coal Now., Leave orders down town at the office of F, C. Willson. Prompt delivery. In Iowa coal I have: Mystic, Boone, What Cheer, and Saylor, Also Illinois and Hocking Valley soft, Order by Telephone - , • after October 1, •;-,'; ll"' •j& , ;-v*, ', OS •I Our Fall Goods ar0 : $$A - Iv »i.\* - l .X'^* *^ :i^l. -i\L

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