The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1896 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 29, 1896
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t ^e^w-^w^w •_„ ^ DOLLIVER DEFENDS THE DAM. SnPClV —the genuine article. .Some with the flavor of the maple tree ir~ ! * - f-, ^ IA43M.M ivii Do You WantSome of the kind described ? then call on ...Grove & Son. •TELEPHONE 19. We had expected last week to give a' synopsis of Dolliver's speech on the filled cheese bill, but when we come to one of Dollivei"s speeches the trouble begins when we try to condense it. It is all such good reading that nothing bears leaving out. So this week we give substantially the whole of it, omitting only a few opening sentences. The bill, the summing up for which was made by Mr. Dolliver in this speech,, was one defining cheese, and also im i posing a tax upon and regulating tne, manufacture, sale, importation and exportation of "filled cheese." It corresponds in object and method with the oleomargarine law for the protection of the dairy as against the manufacture of the imitation which goes under that name. Mr. Dolliver said: I intend to support this bill Jor three different reasons, each one of .them, in mv iudgment, good and sufficient; and Se first reason is that the enactment o the bill will have a tendency to bring into the public treasury additional re v- eU Amember—How much? . Mr Dolliver-1 do not pretend to know how much but I know 11 wi1 be visible to the naked eye, and in these times of shortage and deficiency even Sis of some importance to the gov in the latest patterns, from 75c. to $5.00. ' the latest .designsJn Leather . ,. Gold mounted "in; -Sterlinir ' 75c. to $8.00. Dingley & Pugh, Up-to-Date jewelers. . ' --.^^^^••••^^^•^•'•••^• >| ^ M| ^ 1 ™ 1 *^^^^^*^* 1 ^^^^^ i am a ntuo aui.».j ««.-- —- . tion should have been brought to the discussion, because there are a arge number of fairly, good people, in this country, like my friend trom len il^sss«s Es^£ri^« as entirely above the common rules ot S2SS?5SSS?SBSSS-S!S saK3s*vi£tt£ 3= ^ comes into the treasury in -v- '--'the ^s^sasra^if Id funds that have come in under the auspices of the syndicate. (Laughter.); it seems to me that no man ought tp make 3 an objection as that against any increase in the revenues ot this country But when a proposal is. made S bring in a few extra dollars in a per feet Sgal way, the cry.goes up on aj hands that there is money «h^eh.tha full weight by adding a solution of fa* tin. Only last year, in the state in which my friend from Pennsylvania (Mr. Brumm) resides, a package of oleomargarine took the first prize offered for "butter" at the Pennsylvania state fair (laughter); an award almost worthy of that early governor of Pennsylvania who used to complain of the people ot Connecticut because they were selling his people nutmegs made out of basswood instead of the genuine sassafras. Mr?' ttardy-The gentleman from Pennsylvania was a judge of butter at that time. „ .. Mr. Dolliver—I have no doubt ot it, r at least I have no doubt that he would have approved the award of the ommittee. (Laughter.) Mr. Brumm—That is not saying any- hing against oleomargarine, though. Mr. Dolliver-Now, Mr. Chairman, undertake to say that this world in whi^Li we live will not go on permanently under a system like that. It will not go on forever buying coffee grains edlicately moulded out of blue mud Laughter.) It will not go on buyinj tea that has generously comminglec with the dried leaves of the forest. (Laughter.) It will not go on drinking wine that has been manulactured in a cellar without the intervention of crapes, nor those other and more penetrating beverages that have entered into partnership with such a fatal assortment of explosive chemicals as to greatly facilitate the descent of our fellow citizsns, as the old negro preacher expressed it, down the lubricated steeps to the opaque profundity of damnation. (G-reat Laughter.) Oh, but says the gentleman from Tennessee, this is a matter lor the states: Well, that is partly true. I admit that it is a matter for the states, and right manfully the states are grap- ,ling .with the question. But, Mr. Chairman, it is a matter for this house also; and wherever congress can get a jold on it, itcoines within the3111 isclict- ion of the representatives of the United States. I have great respect for the doctrine of state jurisdiction, though so for as the old-fashioned doctrine of state.rights is concerned, the gentleman from Tennessee ought to know that thirty years ago that doctrine was so disabled by a collision with the United States of America that in 188b, on this very question, even the despised American cow was able to kick it into a cockedihat, (Laughter.) That was on --^ oleomargarine, 'bill. ^Fortunately . v^u—. i*..n..i*'it >• ,'«iTr£)n«t7"* iii*inflir)lo thKouse*,'^ from Tennessee Mr; McMillin may *» S7f d rors« b onr?of«£ tion until this hour, and that he has fastened upon the people of the Unitea States an additional burden of interest f qua! to $20 26 a minute for the next tiilrtv vears.and yet when a man stands thU - yyea and honestly, suggests, some Zie,cpHWjp,^eal, s:eerpp upon which this bill stands has been already justified at the bar of our highest court. There is not one of those principles that is any longer open to dispute. The business of manufacturing filled cheese is a fraud. I do not mean to say that the manufacturers Do yoti want a nice .... k<D O Eell end SEE Whal WE hairs fur v 0 S«w*$ ^;VAMD'-iS| • : fe->-^^; ^:^^f^-^ Steel are ample and that there n V d of C fw?sh to say to my friend from Trinnossee—and 'I speak to mm be- causete has put forward the idea, and if to a rather general idea in the demo- cratij party-that the precise logic which is u/ed to show that there is money enough in the treasury of the United State B s, that its receipts, and its expenditures are in accord-tbe very same logic that is used to show that cX be fairly employed to demon- stock investment and eating HUSKS ior i&r^r g ±;r.T« ?S that has been brought in here by my friend from Tennessee to show that the national income needs «o addition could be properly used to show that r/izarus luxuriating among tne riou man's dogs, was in reality engaged in • • • igaloan and trust company ecting bread crumbs for his amusement. (Great laughter.) Eve'ry man, it seems to me, who has m »i£a u »»£gK ssttsw^H Thn oleomargarine law of 1886 ran tne SunttetWe exact objections that BY? beset us l^£™*< tt S5Sj& Jaw m , into the troasury of the I support this bill therefore as a reven- producing measure. hecause u becauseit iyil* iXLliJJfJLlllll-i. -*• JJW»-» **•-•-•"• LJU1 O for the purpose of taxation for revenue but for the purpose of suppressing this bU M\" DoHiver-I am now engaged in tellin"- the gentleman the three things this bill is for, and before I get through he and the house will understand them perfectly. I do not say that all the manufacturers in the present stage of Ehe industry are guilty of fraud 1 wU not go even so far as to say that all the wholesalers habitually perpetrate a fraud. But for one I am here for the purpose of looking a little to the rights of the man who orders^'Iowa f ull cream cheese" and is furnished by the whole- dealer with a spurious and infer• jle. I am here looking to the tB of the citizens of this country who go into a store for the purpose of •buying cheese and take home with them "-objectionable mixture uf skimmed c and soap grease. (Laughter.) I am speaking here for the victims of the American boarding-house system who eat cheese forthe purpose ot pro- motintr the digestion of pie, ana tnen have to take another pie in order to se°- *.«wa&nfiss this question thoroughly. "~ - "• v*-»*« ^ ^ " .j ««.« rtTC 11 dairy commissioner 01 my <J\YU state, Mr. W. K. Boardman, has been especially vigilant in the.investigation of this question, and I will read an ex• -" --^tn his letter received this day ,g this bill and urging the of American Agriculture .to stamTby it in exposing the commercial fraud known as ''filled cheese; "You will be performing a great ser- the people of Iowa by cbampion- 4HB BW 8 bill when it is before the bouse for final action. I have this day re/ -. -. ji —the chemist of the expert* u of the Iowa Agricultural a report of two analyses of sam- • —'- 1 - 1 -"•"" being sold in ><" T* now acknowledged to be tke leading Bteel get prices Before buying- fo"o identifies a fraud and ous swindle into tbe W oj *»y, plause.) You have read the precept ot ffiptnre wUich exhorts vou to Mta ; nc thought of what or what ye shall drink .ov wherewitbal ye sbaU be clothed. That scripture will peed a interpretation uufess we can i in way manage to rw^^^^^ * sft^tsrsau. wholesalers here as HMO. •- The sample of one was branded on the out- rea letters, 'Wisconsin full Both samples are pronounced - - i — the chemists. Folww^ Is used by the chemists ,.„ of the cheese marked 'Wisconsw fuli cream:' 4 J)£ m ^ e above r«S I would say that this sam- nle of cheese was made from milk hav PS M* vw»w__ Q{ ^tter fat almost en-, L and replaced by an am- WW4W ,vv-~- nature of lard. It is in nf.hnr words, a filled cheese. TgWyo* this information in. order show no matter how closely this buses^ wSd the d^rs »*!phicago wUl, t.hronffh deception and .other known its true character, and no jobber or retailer could then be deceived." That is the fraud, which has become bold and naked in the commerce ot this country, which this bill, by the process of taxation, the only jurisdiction we have in the matter, aims to identiiy and thereby in some degree seeks to arrest. , ... So far as the licenses and penalties provided by the bill are concerned, nobody need be troubled about them. They are barely sufficient to induce the trade to keep clear of the fraud. But somebody says here that the real object of this bill is not to raise reveille, nor even to identify a fraudulent ir'ticle of commerce, but to protect the nterests of the American dairy against i new business which injuriously competes with the old one. And that enables me to speak very briefly (for l have only six minutes left) ol the hnal reason that leads me to give my hearty support to this bill. The morbid researches ot modern chemistry have been able to do some very curious things. They have substituted n cheap vegetable oil tor the old-fashioned pork fat and put it upon the American market under the label of "prime steam lard," and at the same time have taken the animal tats outot milk and substituted neutral animal oils and made two products, one ot which for the sake of its color they call "butter," and the other for the sake ot its shape they call "cheese." (Daughter.) Now, butter has had friends enough in the past to take care ot it and protect it by law with more or less success. The law has been a little more slow in coming to the protection ot cheese—probably because rnany varieties of cheese have been thought able to take care of themselves. (Laughter.) It would seem, for example, that lim- bur'ger cheese, now safely domesticated in the district from which my iriend Sauerhering comes, is endowed by nature with means of defense that require very little assistance from any act ot congress. (Laughter.) . It is not necessary fur me to deny on this floor that the possible effect ot this bill will be to give an advantage to American agriculture. The bill is not objectionable to me on that account. On the contrary, every profound student of human affairs teaches us that agriculture is the basis of civilization itself, and that no possible prosperity can exist in this world under conditions that do not yield to the cultivation ot the soil a fair return. So that it a new business, begotten in the laboratory ot the chemist, by false pretenses, threatens to narrow-the opportunities of the American farm by occupying its market place at home or by destroying its reputation abroad, as my mend from Minnesota, indicated,, arnT the law comes in and levies i» taxpn thnt;in«w, 'business, it do^s-not; r ^Srm v meythSfti,tue tax may operate in some measure, at least, to promote the welfare ot the most ancient and honorable occupation of the human race. (Applause.). One-half the American people live on the farm, and nearly all the rest of them that are worth mentioning weie born there. (Laughter.) The general welfare, to provide for which our. institutions were established, requires that the food-producing millions should be secure in their pursuits; nor. should any adroit imposition, however backed by money, be allowed to take from the farm any portion of its legitimate earnings. "Oh, but," says one, "this business which you are condemning and complaining of has simply taken the butter out of the milk and substituted lard: therefore this is a fight between the cow and the hog." Now I happen to represent a state that is flrst in the production of swine and first in the production of improved milk kme and I feel authorized for one to say that the American hog does not ask my friend from Tennessee, who has already, for the sake of cotton-seed oil, helped to drive him out of the lard business- does not ask him to repair the injustice by trying to stick his nose into the butter and cheese business. Mr. McMillin-We ask you to keep yours out of it. (Laughter.) Mr, Dolliver-I was making no reference to my friends nose; but the law, for the protection of the Public, proposes to put its nose in because the integrity of the business concerns the American people.. I;say, give the American cow a fair chance, bhe has been the faithful servant ot man. She landed with our ancestors at Plymouth Bock (laughter); and, tied behind ; the old weather-beaten emigrant wagon she has marched, with the household goods of the pioneers who have taken possession of this continent, from ocean to ocean, (Applause.) She has increased and multiplied and replenished the earth, until today the industries whiph she has made 4 possible contribute annually to the wealth of the world more money than the great combinations of modern capital—more than iron and steel, more than lumber and coal, more than cotton and wheat, more than all the looms of New England, more than all the mysterious riches of gold and silver, Tet there are men in this house whom I have heard to-day sneer at this bill who spend most of their time .trying to get protection for some ( insign£- cant local enterprise or 'talking through their hats" in the sjlvei de ioned process of making cheese in the clays of its honor and repute, will stand by this bill, we will drive from the American barnyard the horde of coiint- erfeitets and cheats tit common law and keep them out "till the cows come home." (Long-continued applause ) Pillsdo not euro constipation. They only aggravate. Karl's Clover Root lea gives perfect regularity of the bowels. 2 Sold by Frank Plngley. _ EDITORIAL OPINION. Spencer Eeporter : The Spencer Congregationalist church last Sunday received sixteen new members into fel^ lowship. The most noticeable feature of the occasion was that nine of the sixteen were bright, educated, young men. For several decades, the tendency in this country has been to allow the'women to furnish the large majority of membership, and do about all the church work. But within a year or two, notwithstanding the rantings ot Bob Ingersoll, young men are turning to religious thought and church work, that presages well for the future prosperity and safety of our country. See Orr before you let your Job of painting/ His prices are rigbt.-31t2 St. Louis Globe-Democrat: ,Since the Cuban war began the colonial debt of the island has been increased by $305,000.075. The previous debt was 81 63,551 ^950, making a total of $468,5o2,- 025. The idea that the island can be induced to stagger along peaceably under this burden is peculiarly Spanish, which is to say harsh and unstates- manlike. _ The best cough cure is Shiloh's Cure A neglected cough is dangerous. Mop it at once with Shiloh's Cure. 3 Sold by Frank Dinglcy. ^ ICE WAGON will deliver ice any time, ''vdcrs left at Hamilton's will liave.prompt attention. TELEPHONE NO. 44-. Doxsee & Foster, ABSTRACTS OF TITLE, REAL ESTATE, LOANS, AND INSURANCE. ' State street. ALGOXA. IOWA. P. L. SLAGLE, Manuf actmeiol and Dealer ty Goods: ALGONA. IOWA. Chrlstonsen's old standjopposlte Tennant House. _ .. GO TO THE For warm meals at regular hours, also short orders at all hours. Kegular meals for 25 cents. WE ALSO CARRY Fine Fruits and Confectionary. Wo have the finest Ice cream parlor In the city. Ladles' entrance on the east side. We have located our restaurant In the L. M. B. Smith building. A. H.ALLEN, Proprietor. Good Painting I have been in Algona 12 years and my work done during that time speaks for ; itself. I am still prepared to give the same first-class service as ever, and solicit your patronage. House Painting and Paper Hanging.,.,. I devote special attention to and also do carriage painting, kalsomtning, etc, ) on Call street. . .'-•"•'_ E.G. f —Dealer In— Jewelry, Silverware,, Watches and " 9 ^ quarters in the Boston m™*- B, G. BOTOR, A, D, ican cow a fair chance! jp'or myself, I am in favor, Mr. Brumra, of her monopoly-a monopoly that God gave her- n the production of butter j>nd cheese. , W. Robinson en- r- courage the production of her cheese Painting, Paper Hanging, K^lsomJnlni;, Carnage 'Painting « 8nmd,lty t * ,, Shop at <$ra^&Wwi BS boyhood got up at daylight to f eej the cows and stayed up afte* djrfe m SJey toW them; if every mja who SM*«*H!*W* W t,W£**«*"l Marble and Gnj)& py' ""'"" & * ^Wf^npsig^T^- , ,,,,-,? 1 ^' . ^ i^ *' <*F-* •." • ". * x , * '- f '* x • f, '\ '».> i». z, yc<f j .» ;> ^, ,. '- * K«n 'iO -

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