The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 22, 1896 · Page 4
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SUBSQUtttOH RATES: in Si* Months •M farm tevetiues. or a sensible farmer, elthet, Who com- Months. ... ..... ..... ....... 40 The editors of Northwest lo^a will meet in convention at Bootte, February 6 and 7. An interesting program has been announced. The youngest man in the republican presidential race thi? year is Mcltinley, who is only 51, and the oldest is Morton, who is 72. Allison is 66, Harrison 52, and Beed 56. The democrats have determined upon holding their national convention in Chicago, July 7. There is a prevailing impression, however, that the next president will have been named at St. Louis three weeks previously. plains of the wages he pays when he sees that his men are doing twice the W6fk that the men oft the next farm are doing, for ttie same pay. That is the situation in Kossuth. Our county officials, because of our double territory and population, are doing about twice the Work done by like officials ih neighbor counties, at the same pay. It is true as applied to the board, and true as applied to every other official of the county. But aside from any contemplated unjust treatment of a few, We want to protest against this rigging up of Kossuth county in borrowed rags and setting her up as a scarecrow for exhibition before the legislature, We do not believe there is a more steadily prosperous county in Iowa or in any other state of the Union than is Kossuth. "?>'ffyTii~r^w~e^S§L-^^s^^Jig OHuIUtl* -*•** TVii* uo c* &u,iav«*&w ««.u*vui4v ing almost to ft ctimfe ii the fTe^l as- Senator Perrin's bill to compel patrons of "mulct saloons to provide themselves with a license from the city council seems to be based on the belief that there are people who do not know, at what stage or age they have "had enough." The proposition is indisputable, whatever may be thought of the bill. sembly shall assent to th6 Strangling of the local building and loan asso6ia* tions. This paragta&h wi'l also apply to the work ol the code coiiimissionef s relative to the ittsutance cotiapatiies big and little. The farmeis totita&ls< Which have afforded ptotectioti to millions of property In the state, will Ian-" eUish atid die it the pfovisiona oi the proposed code relative to their Opeta* tions are enacted into law. All pafti- es concerned should get in theif work on the legislative membership to save the local and helpful organisations referred to ih this article. DOCTORING COHJNTY ffttNf I&G iAWs. The Upper Des Moines occupies nearly two columns of Its space, this week, in discussing the county pf!fating question, but carefully avoids touching at all upon the point at NO ONE-SIDED LAWS. The BEfuBLicAN has not been inclined to believe that any material The Inter Ocean encourages the friends of Senator Allison when it says: "The state the man hails from will be a small iigure in naming the candidate for president in 1896. The people want the strongest and best man, and it will matter little whether he lives in Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, New York or Maine." Kossuth county's representative has heeu made a member of the visiting committee for the State University. This was a proper selection. Mr. Mayne is a graduate of that institution. It is a fact to be noted with approval that both the retiring aud the incoming governor recommended liberal measures for this institution of the stute. It is an astonishing fact that such a large and such a progressive city as Cedar Hapids is without even the nucleus of a public library. The council has, however, voted to submit the question of levying a library tax at the spring election. The Cedar Rapids Republican, which has always favored the project, says that "a public library is a public necessity," and hopes that the movement may succeed. change is called for in the laws governing the publication of the record of proceedings of the county board, At the same time we are open to conviction, and any proposition not palpably the suggestion of self-interest will be treated in these columns with proper respect, whether we may see fit to favor or to oppose it. On the other hand, we have no respect for a legislative proposition concerning this or any other question which comes from the hands of selfishly interested parties with the indorsement: "This exactly tits ray interests. It takes business t'rcra any competitors, which I cannot hope to get, but it does not touch the business I enjoy, which is paid at three times the price. It is in the alleged interests of public economy, but it does not touch, the largest items of public expense, in which I am interested." We have no respect for that kind of reform, and we do not think the public will have any greater respect for it when they understand it. The present legislature has come together to consider as its most important business a new code, which treats subjects of legislation comprehensively, and 'with a view to harmony and consistency in its provisions. We do not think the legislature will do much patchwork. If it takes up the subject of public printing it will take up the whole subject, and if it applies the principle of competition to any branch issue. The CouRlEK never objected to proceedings of the board beitig made subject to competition, providing that all the printing for which the county nays is let in the same,way. It Asked why the board should not petition to amend the law so that all the Mint* ing might be let to the lowest bidder instead of a part of it, but that fair and square proposition is entirely ignored by the Upper Des Moines. Instead of meeting the proposition fairly it goes on to compare the salaries of the superv-isors ahd their services with those of the Algona postmaster. Such dodging and such style of discussion come with rather poor grace from Mr. Inghain who has been treated more than courteously and generously by the press of Algona. The COUKIKR does not object to any honest reform, but on the contrary, is in favor of it. It simply objects to a one sided and dishonest reform. If. the small item of the publication of the board is to be subjtcted to compe* tition it wants the big K-ms, Uio $313 items treated the same way. ',-he U. D. M. says the proceedings can be printed for less than the county is now paying. .That'may be. But the COURIER will guarantee that it will duplicate the Upper Dos Moines' $313 bill for half the money. There is a chance for retrenchment and reform. Why does not our reform contemporary favor such retrenchment? Ifv the little bills are to be left to competition why should the big ones be left to poll tics and favoritism? It is simply because the U. D/M. has a. cinch ou the latter but not on the former. The U. D. M. publishes a letter of explanation which it says was addressed to our representatives m the Ml lot" IM aftfetdtetfit it i on b* the fieop 16 to180?, It is sfcfftfcffi that they did fioi tfiakethis prediction two years ago wbefi a republican legislature (it is presumed in gtfod faith) voted to submit the amendment. They wete willing to do anything to get the mulct law. Kow they want to repudiate theif actioti of two years ago and think that by frightening some timid re-subttjissionist m the House they can defeat te-subffiissi6tt< Mveti the State Register is shedding hypqcfiticW tears and pleading with sensible (?) temperance people td use theif influence to defeat ^submission in the Legislature. No doubt some prohibitionists may be deceived by this strategy. Even if the amendment should be defeated ia 189?, prohibition Would not be in any worse condition than no* with the bar clause in the mulct law. In other words, there would be no change in statutory prohibition should tho people defeat the amendment* It the fatter should win (which we believe would be the case in 1897) the bar clause of the mulct law would be re* pealed but the penalty tax of $600 on any building used for saloon purposes would remain, Weli Ifi Concedcdly Jbiffieult Rotes, and Win Greet Applause tfafe SomfeWhat teaes— Meat tiivettiftf Picas edy oft thft total Stage. And* A&BttlAO*8 t HEAL COLLECTIONS. AlbttfrA, - * * - IOWA. WE ARE THE GOOD. Carroll Herald: The editors of Kos* suth caunty have held a meeting at Algona to discuss matters pertaining to their own welfare and that of the general public. That is much better than to fill columns with irrelevant stuff about each other, all of which they and the public know to be untrue. Editors of other counties ought to profit by their example. QUESTION OF CODES. Ellis Mc'Whorter writes the Des Moiiies Register the following letter: Hurt, Iowa, Jan. 14,1896.—Ed. Register: I would like to ask you one question, and that is this: Why do we spend so much money making laws to govern, the people and not allow the people the privilege of governing themselves according.to the laws, by knowing what the laws are? I think the code costs from $11 to $12. Just think of a farmer giving more than 100 bushels of oats for a code. There is not one farmer in this township (Portland) that owns a code, and there is not a code in the township that is less than The great ado wet the county printing is about over* There seems to be a setious misunderstanding between the principal patties'. M*. Chtibb s Who fathered the resolutions and who has naturally had to make ail the explanations, Says he intended to covet the whole ground of the public printing. The resolutions presented by him to the board are very indefinite, but the letter addtessed to Senator Funk and Representative Mayne clearly limit the recommendation to the board proceedings, and do not even remotely refer to the county printing that is paid for at three times the price. Mr. Chubb must have trusted the writing of the letter to somebody else, with the unpleasant result of having his confidence betrayed and his position misrepresented, It is a coincidence that the Upper Des Moines, which champions-the resolutions, construes them as the letter does and not as Mr. Chubb does, and so the misunderstanding as to what true reform is goes on and no bill has been passed. The outside papers take the erroneous view as well and are much pleased with it; in fact will have no other. It will take some activity at this stage to make everything right, and in the meantime the question is whether the good natured chairman of the board has not been made the victim of a shrewd and heartless conspiracy. But there can be no doubt about the intention to put the county salaries on the basis of ten-cent oats. Like differences of opinion regarding A, », PAMM LOANS, tteftt Algona State fcaflk. iA>. 0*10, ». OLAfctUB, Clarke CtfAS. A. Colieiioar, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, » IOWA. It. Clottd, (Successor to W, B. Qttfttton) AND AT LAW* A1GONA, IOWA, Office over Kossuth County State Bank. Sullivan & McMalioii, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Postofflce Block. AtOONA, IOWA.. E. V. Swettiiig, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Money to loan, A1LGONA, IOWA. J. li . UONAE. Bonar U. H. FELLOWS. twenty-five years old, ervisors say they cost The county sup- so much they Senator Bowen has done well in introducing a bill to limit the legal power of libelled people to break up the edi- ftor. As the law now is no reparation the editor may make by retraction of libelous matter when found to be such, cuts any figure with him in court, should he be brought there by offended innocence. Senator Rowen's bill provides that such reparation offsets the presumption of malice and leaves the editor liable only for actual damages proved to a jury. This is as much as the average editor is in a position to stand up under, and it allows as much of a hold on him as is consistent with the performance of his duty as an exponent ot public opinion. The communication sent to the legislature in tli& name of the board says in regard to the matter of official salaries: In regard to official salaries the board feel that while nearly all of the principal products of the state are selling much below the cost of production, that it is the proper thing to make < a healthy reduction in pay for official services, and put them at what the business of the county is paying tor like ser'ice. We do not believe that it is anywhere near true that "nearly all the principal products of the state are selling much below the cost of production." This is an extraordinary statement. It goes much farther than Gov. Boies' New York speech, which confined the allegation of production at a loss to corn. That proposition was resented by the farmers and people of Iowa because it was not justified by the facts, and because there was no excuse for giving Iowa such an ad. It was merely for political effect, and was intended to make the author of it a little fame as the champion of the downtrodden farmer. We do not know as to oats, but no farmer sells corn, even at twice what it now brings, who Uas hogs or can get them. The principal products of this county are corn, Uogs, hay and butter. It is a Tvild statement that these are being disposed of than the cost of pro of it thatprinciple will govern throughout. If competition is introduced the general policy of the state will be reversed, and the first section of a bill providing for it will abolish the offices of state printer and binder. Then a sweeping provision will follow, giving all state printing of whatever sort, the furnishing of all stationery and the publishing of all state records, laws, notices and proclamations to the lowest bidder. When the state printing has been disposed of, all of it, and all of it alike, the county printing will come up, and it will be treated as a whole and not in patches. But who supposes that a legislature is going to single out the very smallest item of state aud county expense as the one field for the application of the principle of competition? No intelligent person, certainly, if he takes the legis- fatureto be intelligent and honest. Such a bill, or some other bill or bills, will cover the entire field of public expenditure. It will not be a bill fixed up in some private office, by some interested party, shrewdly aimed to hit business and miss legislature by the board of supervisors. No such letter, however, appears in the proceedings of the board, and no explanation Is.offered by the U. D. M. why it does not. It may be the action of the board in some unexplained manner, but nevertheless it bears strong evidence of having been conceived by Mr. Ingham himself. The U. D M. is far more interested in this reform than is the board of supervisors. THE COUNTY ASSESSOR PROPOSITION. Waterloo Reporter: The county assessor proposition, mention ot which was made iu The Reporter a couple ot every . his own. It will have to be a public bill, for the public benefit, and not a private bill, for private benefit. weeks ago, does not seem to be meeting with great favor among the ntews- papers of the state. In fact there ; is:iio real call for such a change. The only argument we have heard in its favor is that fully one-half of the expense of assessment could be saved if the work in the county was done by one man,instead of by one man in each township. The great troubles with our present revenue laws are the lack of uniformity in their application, and the general disregard of the voters in the selection of a capable man for assessor, ihe office is of more importance than it is usually credited with. But too often the assessor is selected without regard to qualification, and the work oi assessment suffers in consequence. Every assessor should not only be competent but he should also have an intimate knowledge of the financial standing or the tax-payers whom he is supposed to assess. A county assessor, of uecesity, could have no such knowledge, and the losses on this account would undoubtedly more than over-balance any saving of salary that might accrue by a 'change from the present system.;'And the saving in expense is problematical. The assessment of a county, especially one like Blackhawk, is a pretty big task, and it would require several men to complete it in anything like reason- ., ,.*• . J „,. 1-. ^ » 4- K n It n 1 ct n /i a ' W11Q can't furnish them. When the code is completed why could not the legislature pass a law authorizing the state to publish and keep the code on sale at cost at the county auditors' office, for cash to all who wish them; and thus give the people a chance to know what the laws are? Tbe state of Illi- nsisonce published a code of that state and sold them at cost, which was $2 each. ELLIS MCWHORTER. The Register says in regard to the cost of copies of codes: The following communication received yesterday objects to the fact that it is impossible to obtain a code of Iowa for a less sum than 100 bushels of oats will sell for. The state published the code of 1873 and sold it for $3 a copy until in 1880 the Miller code came out. The state then ceased to publish the code and the work", passed into the hands of private parties. Before the. county auditors were all supplied with copies of the code by the state and they sold them. In 1884 McClain's code was printed and since that time that code has been tbe one in general use. It has been sold at about $10 or $11. The code now before the legislature will be printed by the 'state, place'd in the hands of the county auditors and sold at about $3. - & Fellows, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Collections will rocelveprompl; attention, liooms 8 and 0, Algona State Bank Bl'dg. Branch office at Wesley, Iowa. AI^GONA, IOWA. Hello! Central; give me M. Z. & Son, No. 19. ' Grove in and dishon- They are so Auction, But suppose that that might be made out in regard to or corn, sold in the present war- jsveryone will see how unjwst it would be to place salaries permanently on the basis of prices at one-half of the average or less. No farmer thinks of (putting in two the wages of his hands because bis market report aaye that if lie sells his corn at pnee he can get on- jy half its usxjai price. He prices may double is two months ^e remembers that he *'" ""* * EDITORIAL COMMENT. BUILDING AND LOAN LEGISLATION. Senator Punk in Spirit Lai-'' Beacon; During the past ten years scores ot building and loan associations have sprung iip within the state for the purpose of doing business within the limits of a single county or less. These organizations have promoted home building on the part of the people moderate circumstances to a degree quite remarkable. They have afforded cood openings to investors of small savings. Bo far as we can learn no losses have occurred to borrowers or investors through their operation, esty is nowhere charged, _-, .„ , . largely in tbe nature of a home affair, and the character of the organization is so practical and conservative as to make bad records wholly improbable. Meanwhile capitalists at business centers have adopted this plan, to givethe flavor of mutuality to operations tor large private gain. Some of those most concerned are men of integrity and good business standing. Others are rascals without character. From operations at such sources have sprung a demand for legislative regulation of the whole building and loan business. Legislators have struggled to provide these, but in the arrangement of details serious difficulty has been expen* eneedV In applying restraint the large corporations are unwilling. to. accept *ji • j_ • „ 4-\i **4- nii/\ «/\i- O lir\l IttM TA IfWT.H I able time, and when the balance was struck it does not seem as though there would be any advantage in the proposed plan. . , Uniformity in valuation is undoubtedly of much greater importance than whether the work is to be done by one man or by twe .ty men, and on this line there is room for needed legislation. There is no reason why horses, or any other taxable property, of a certain age should be valued at $10 in one township aud $20 in another. The ng- ures are not given as actual valuations, merely to show the range of variations that are of frequent occurrence when the work of assessors is compared, With a law requiring uniformity m valuations, and with the tax-payers thinking enough of their own interests to see to it that competent and honest men are chosen for the work, the Reporter believes more evils'WlU De overcome and mitigated than by cbang' ing the system in its entirety, MONEY. I am loaning money on farm lauds at six pevcent interest. Only a small charge will be made for procuring this cheap money. The borrower can have the privilege of paying off all or any part of his mortgage at the time ot paying interest. J. J.BYAN, Offlco over tho postomco, Algona, la. WINTER CARNIVAL AT ST. PAUL, For this occasion excursion tickets can be sold to St. Paul and return by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway Co. January 20th to January 30th inclusive, good to return on or before January 31st at o.ue and one third fare. In addition to these arrangements excursion tickets can also be sold on January 2lsf, 34th and 30th good returning day following day of sale, at one fare for the round trip, Go to Patterson & Son for your holiday goods, Their line is complete, the meaning of true reform are cropping out in the field of journalism, and the journalists do not see eye to eye. The Courier has been trying very hard to interest the U. D. M. in a scheme or reform of its own. It thinks matters can be greatly simplified and the ends of economy and reform subserved by a law letting all, rather than the smallest and cheapest part, to tho lowest bidder. As an evidence of good faith the Courier offers to duplicate to the county a U. D. M. bill of $313 for half the money. But its esteemed coternporary, while pausing a moment to lecture the Courier on the respect due to rulers who are trying to serve its interests, does not allow itself to be diverted from its purpose. It is very busily engaged in writing ringing editorials demanding greater economy'in paying for the .county printing jobs that it can't get. Privately the editor laments the course of the enemies of retrenchment in loading down a reform measure till it is made unpopular even with its projectors, and the public mind becomes confused. In the meantime the indications are that the agitation is purely local. The legislature is apparently, paying no attention to the Kossuth county issue, and the people think it very strange That so much thought Should come to naught. Daiisoii & Butler, LAW, LOANS AJfD LAXDS. Collections a specialty: Office In Gardner Oowles' new building. A1GONA, IOWA. Welt Miller, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR . LAW. Collections made, All business promptly attended WESLEY, to. IOWA. S. S. Sessions, • ATTORNEY AT LAW. Loans and Insurance. Special attention given to collections oi' all kinds. Ovor-Gkrisehilles' Store. AtGONA, IA. Li. K. GarAeld, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, State 'street. 'AI-GONA, IOWA. M. J Keiieflck, M. D., Over Taylor's Store. AtGONA, - - IOWA. Dr. H. C. McCoy, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. Office with Dr. Garflold. State street. Residence McGregor street. Come and see us opposite the post- offlce.—M. Z. GKOVE & SON. MONEY FOUND. Call at the office of Hay & Bice. J. W. HAY. F. L. Trifooii, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence: New Boston Block, Algona, Iowa. We want to all our old friends and lots of new ones opposite the postofhce, —M. Z. GKOYB & SON. GIRL WANTED to do housework. Inquire of Mrs, T. F.'Oooke. Dr. It, A. Slieetz, DRUGGIST AND STATIONER,. Prescriptions filled. Deals In Paints, Oils, l x Books, Perfumeries, Etc, Oor. State and Thorlngton. AI.GO KA, IA, DENTIST. Agents in every township in Kossuth county for the portable disc harrow sharpener. Exclusive territory given, Address for terms, JOHN H, MASSION, m> Whittemore, Jowa, General Agent. 100 flfty*eent song folios at 19 cents, at Pingiey & Pngh's 100 thirty-five cent We're opposite the postoffice now, Come and see how we are.—M. 4- GrBQYB&SON, SIX PJSB CENT, MONEY, Remember that we were the pioneers in making optional farm Joans at 6 per cent, annual interest, J*o insurance, no fuss, You furnish the security and "we do the rest." „ o,^ 17.30 4. D, CLARKE & 09, Don't Tobao<^ f Sj^n oj- Smoke Your Is the truthful, startling title of a hook —- ~ —,, the harmless, guaran- A. Ij T,oc&l anaesthetic fpv deadening pain iu gums •when extracting: teetn, ALGONA, IOWA, botties of BeJi Ping- and . cqncmions that are not applied to local concerns, This position on the part of the legislature means death to ml the smaU ami helpful associations, ov no restraint worth mentioning;.to the•dangerous combinations of capital at tie business centers. Tiae adoption or the building and loan regulations provided by the code commissioners will not permit the county association to long continue in operation. Conditions ingeniously injected into several sections will certainly 4o tUew up if. enacted into law. Now we do not insinuate that this is the intention oUhe oowwlwlon- ers. Q»r own opinion ja t'mt they h»vp In good faith accepted suggestions Correspondence Muscat!no Journal; Some of the committee appointed by the Iowa Prohibitory Amendment League have been here interviewing the members of the Legislature and -it can be reliably announced that there is a safe majority in the House lor re* submission, even if the license repubU' cans unite with the democrats, There is a larger majority against a manufacturer's t>W m the House than there is for re-submission, for the reason that some members oppose both; '4-W friends of a manufacturer's bill, seeing that it will fail in the House, are trying T~ f nn . .._._ .vt Z f, n |-\TT nr\\TiV\rf T.n AT. Cily¥iiver Polish at 19 cents, at gley & Pugh's. FARM LOANS AT SJX PER And the expenses of making the loan can be paid at the option of the bor* rower," Interest payable annually, unless otherwise preferred. This Joan can be paid in whole or in part at any interest date, HQXH5 & BJWNSOJ?, about No' teed !Wwo hatit cure that braces up > nerves, eliminates the nicotine IS. S, Glasler, D f D, S, DENTAL ROOMS. Over tbe Al&ona State Bank. Special attention given to saving tlte natural teetlv, ' ' The best of modern anaesthetics, weed ^ nmke operations as painless as pQsslp}e.i pone , poison, makes weak men gain strength ^goVand manhood, Joupun no physical or financial risk, as NO-TQ-B&C is sold by F W PiNQfcEy under & guarantee to cure or money refunded, Bopkjtvee, Address Sterling JfyeweiJy Co *» ew or Chicago,. . I have two s. ecQnd.ba.nd. oak beaters. *• r»-» i v r _„* r\ *- "\lt T\r\-vc*iya* T-Tovn« positively cured. We foeaie, cheap ware 0,' M. i offer a compromise by that will oppw> it ini twe Senate (where the vote will be close) provided enough members o£ tue House will change and defeat re-submission, thusleaYjngtem* pppanoa legislation as it.is now- K the opponents of re-^jbrnission the House they \VQ«14 not be abandon their plan far a What they nQwwopse t,o work, jw to br&ak flftwq the re-suhmj|fllQn _{RA< inth§ Karl's p, v, MV» VETERINARY PH~YSJOJ4N AWffl accommodations Brown's, Myery PAIMf ,-.., ,,,.,-.„ guarantee to cure tlie worst cases by your taking a course of Kldneyknra. {see ad. __ _ ^_; We want your trade at the Opera House Grocery, WATER OB NO PAY Mr, 0, Nprton, Wftbwfc , , , Chicago, JH, , in, writing tQ Pr. T- W. McGregor, jpwa, 8 ajs bottle w* Ws Wojfe Pejjtrpyer his ohIW has d,Q,ne # a wpn4e, H§ wishes to. tepw where he can get a new supply Jn Chicago, The Pulley * Puller fife, ana all the nftolwOa of Chica,gu will supply aH ''

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