THE KK1»UUL10AN,' » ? ' '< lV> 1 BY MILTON STARR. SUBSCRIPTION RATES; One Year, in Advance $1.50 Six Months 75 Three Months .4° The Estherville Vindicator expresses the opinion that "your sensational newspapers do a great deal more harm than your sensational preachers, anyhow," So far as can be seen, not much at tention is being given to the Allison- McKinley club scheme in this state except to label it illconceivecl, illodorous and without a proper excuse for living. Tomorrow an interesting experiment is to be tried in New York City. By the use of electricity furnished from Niagara Fulls the attempt will be made to send a telegraphic message upwards of 24,000 miles, or clear around the world, on a continuous circuit. v Carroll is an early candidate for the Tenth district congressional convention. Carroll is one of the One towns in the district which has never had the convention. She has ample hotel and hall facilities, and there is much persuasive force in these considerations. NexttoAlgona the BISPUMDCAN is for Carroll. The political bosses who have aflict- ed the republican party for many years are having a very hard time this spring, and the alleged "favorite sons" are having a hard time too. A great many had got very tired of being told that nobody whom the people realjy wanted could ever be president of the United States. One of the greatest deliberative bodies in the world is now in session in Cleveland, Ohio. It is great morally, great intellectually and great in the widespread and powerful interests which it represents. It is the general conference of the M. E. church, which meets once in four years. It will be in session during the whole of the month of May. The McKinley men won in the Illinois convention, and their victory was complete. They carried McKinley instructions by upwards of 300 majority. They had against them the machine politicians, who made good use of every advantage, and the McKinley victory has the greater significance for that reason. Only the four delegates at large were instructed by the convention, but the prestige won by McKiu- ley will of course be of great value to him. The result is by many taken as deciding the contest, and it may have that effect. A r ermont, which as a New England state was expected to be for Heed, has also spoken for McKinley. The tendency is strong that way in every portion of the Union, and natural- ly'the McKinley men will have the advantage in the states yet to hold conventions. A nomination on the first ballot is not unlikely, in which case Iowa will have secured her second choice, and more republicans throughout the nation will have won their first choice than for many presidential campaigns. The silver question is going to be sharply drawn in the democratic state convention, and it looks now as though fiee coinage at the arbitrary ratio of 1C to 1 would carry overwhelmingly and Boies be magnificently boomed as the free silver candidate for president. The Register's record up to Sunday showed fifteen county conventions carried for Boies and free silver, with 105 votes, and only six counties, with 72 votes against. The contest is likely to be fought out and a decisive result reached. It is time that it was settled what Iowa democracy is to stand for on this question. There is no way oJ knowing one year what the party will say on the subject next year, and of course democrats are at a great disadvantage. Whatever they may say, they are liable and have been for years to have to take it all back as soon as another state convention is held. The trouble apparently is that the Iowa democrats have never grasped the question as a question of national business and economic advantage, but only as one of party advantage, and as party interest has seemed to point they have 'followed. .That is the question now, - 1 i » , THE G. A. It. CONVENTION. The report of the adjutant general for the department of Iowa, made at the Cedar liapids encampment last week, showed a total membership ot the order in the state of 16,387. There was a net loss of 695 during the year. There are 437 posts in working order. The highest membership was reached in 1890, when there were 20,236. The death rate steadily increases, beingbut 122 in 1887 to 275 in 1895. Judge Given was elected commandei by unanimous vote. In acknowledging the honor he said that it would soon be fifty years since his name went on the foil of the army of the United States. He said he had filled everv position, except that of major, up to general, but no other honors were «o Welcome as this. The new commander was a volunteer of the Mexican war. In regard to politics be said, "Have your political opinions, but carry them into your post no more than you would into your church." The department elected sixteen delegates to the national encampment at St. Paul, and the tenth district will be represented by F. F. French, of Huna- bolclt. The encampment broke the record in giving Dr. McCoy, of Algona, a second term as medical director. One term and out has been the long honored rule, but Mr. McCoy, who had not at first thought of being a candidate, won by a large majority when his name was presented. The solid vote of the tenth district was cast for the Algona man. The relief corps held its thirteenth annual encampment at the same time and place, and the report showed the largest number of members yet attained, 8,327, with 244 corps. The amount expended in relief was $3,492.43 during the year in cash, and there was an estimated disbursement of more than that sum in goods. MAKES MANY MISTAKES. Senator Funk in his Spirit Lake Bea- jon singles the REPUBLICAN- out from the newspapers of his district that have jritici/ed the attitude he assumed with respect to the bill to re-establish the brewery and distillery as legitimate Iowa institutions. What reason he has does not matter, but the REPUBLICAN'S stand in opposition to the bill is in harmony with that of the decided majority of the republican papers of Senator Funk's district that have expressed any opinion on the subject, a fact which he is painfully aware of. The REPUBLICAN'S position is also in ac- jord with the nearly two-thirds major- _ty of republican votes cast against the manufactures bill in the senate, and with the decided majority of republican votes in the lower house. The REPUCLICAN is not therefore entitled to the distinction which the Beacon seems anxious to accord it. The Bea- jon is wrong again in saying that the editor of the REPUBLICAN "in the ear- Jer days" "went over to the support of the third party prohibitionists." The REPUBLICAN never supported the third party, neither did any one of its ecli- ;ors ever at any time support it. This if true, might serve as a happy offset for the action of the senator in going over to the democratic platform and supporting their party measure, but it is wholly untrue. The Beacon sneers at the third party, but its editor and B. F. Wright are in happy accord in regard to what republican consistency dictates as to this measure. The Beacon is mistaken again in its statement that Senator Funk's vote formanufact- ure was "influenced by ^district sentiment manifest at the convention and during the campaign." 1 In a previous article the Beacon itself admitted the convention said nothing on the question. It could not have given any implied indorsement of any of Mr. Funk's previous votes, for only one county out of live besides his own favored him, and that county he did not get on any record he had made but by a deal on representative. All the indorsement Senator Funk got out of the convention he got because he held the longest straw, and all the indorsement he got for his record in support of the liquor industry in his district he got from democratic orators and papers. Bro. Funk is as far out of the way in supposing we are unhappy as he is in these other matters. Had we been as badly beaten as he has been there might be room for that suspicion. As it is, his characteristic sneer is only another satisfactory test of that superb egotism which so far has been equal to every emergency. Carroll Herald; We fear the Regis* ter is somewhat befogged in the matter of current history When it states that "Iowa, for the first time in fifty years, etc., has a candidate who is not only worthy but possible, etc." Has the ed* itor forgotten the eloquent presentation of Senator Allison as a candidate before the Chicago convention in 1888 by Congressman Hepburn? Senator Allison was loyally supported by Iowa in 1888 and he made a respectable showing. That was only eight years ago. We do not agree with the Register in the opinion that the Iowa delegation should stay with Senator Allison "till the end conies." That largely depends upon circumstances. If there is a show for Iowa's choice his supporters should of course stand by him. And while he is in the race in good faith the Iowa delegation are bound by all considerations of honest politics to support him in good faith. We have no doubt that it is the intention of every gentleman on the delegation to pursue no other course. But it does not follow that this necessarily implies support "till the end comes." If in the judgment of the delegates Senator Allison becomes an impossibility why should they stand by him till the end comes? Why should they forego their preferences among the possibilities? What good would it do their candidate or their constituents? We can see the propriety of Iowa delegates and Iowa friends of Senator Allison refraining from the expression of a second choice. It would be unjust to their favorite inasmuch as friends of the second-choice candidate would use such an expression against Allison. But to say that Iowa republicans have no second choice is to mistake the situation. Of course the Iowa delegates lave a second choice, and they are not going to, do any voting in the air in the St. Louis convention. Whether they stay until the end comes or noi, will be decided by their individual judgment. They will stay till the end comes, if by doing so they can nominate Senator Allison. But they will not stay in the nterest of somebody else, unless in- leed that person is their second choice. That's the way we size up the situa- ion. MCKINLEY'S CAMPAIGN. The statement given out Monday by Gen. Grosvenerof Ohio claims 495 votes already secured for Mcisinley. This includes some who are yet to be elected in Ohio and other sure McKinley states, and some southern delegates against whom sham contests are made without any hope of success. Of course the friends of other candidates make showings widely differing from the above and claim that McKinley cannot be nominated on the first ballot. As striking a showing as is made in the canvass is the enumeration of the block of states which have given their votes substantially solid for McKinley Tliese are West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan. Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and lying along south of this block are Tennessee and Arkansas. Here we have a solid block of states in the great heart of the continent, representing nearly half of the Electoral College, voting with practical unanimity for the nomination of McKinley. There were at the beginning of the week 140 delegates yet to be elected. There is much talk of the prospective early withdrawal of all opposing candidates. Nothing of the kind is probable at present,' but in case McKinley absolutely demonstrates the possession of a majority of delegates it will be the very natural thing. 10WAS SECOND CHOICE. EDITORIAL UTTERANCE. Cedar Rapids Republican: j^ Hoard of Wisconsin ought never to re- Jre from politics while he P9ssesses strength to take an active part in pub- _ic affairs. American politics need more men of his type. Strong in their mighty common sense, scorning the irts and the tricks of the demagogue, possessed of genuine love for their fel- ow men. We have too many Tillmans, too many Peffers, too many Jim Weavers, too many Brices and Murphys. We need more Hoards. The republicans of Wisconsin will soon elect a senator ;o replace Vilas and Hoard is likely to be the man. Reporter: Evangelist Cordner is waking up the sinners and dead church members of Algona. Its a big job, to je sure, but if reports are true, he is equal of the task. It sometimes takes the jagged barbs of truth to arouse a community like Algona. At Waterloo Williams was powerless until he told the people tlieir town "was as rotten as. hell," and then— they presented him with a purse of $1,900. Reporter: A tramp who passed through from Algona yesterday said that was the meanest town in the state. The people, he said, are so ornery, they won't even give a fellow a bite to eat, and if you're not mighty shy that shark of a marshal will have you working on the streets. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. Sac Sun: Curiosity is expressed as to the meaning of the initiative and referendum now demanded in populist conventions. local and state. The two terms refer to modes of lawmaking that dispense in a measure at least with a representative form of government and substitute the petition and ballot in the hands of the whole people. The initiative would give a certain per cent, of citizens by petition power to introduce a proposition of law and have it placed upon the ballot for rejection or approval at the next election. If the majority should vote yes, the proposition would become law and stand until repealed by a vote of the people, after a petition compelling its i-esubmission. The submission to a vote of the people of a law already enacted is called the referendum. Only a party made up of statesmen almost to a man is capable of advocating such a system of lawmaking. If the objection is made that this mode of procedure would require very large ballots and much time, it may be said in answer that the average populist is so much of a patriot that the matter of a few days devoted to lawmaking at the ballot box would not seriously inconvenience him. _ _ MAKE IT ALGONA, Emmetsburg Reporter: Jefferson, Greene county, is after the congressional convention, and seems to think that she will get it. Jefferson is all right and no doubt c mid take care of the convention in fine shape, but it looks to us as if the convention should come to this end of the district once in a while. Why not have it at Algona or Humboldt? COLUMBIA OPERA CO. Will Appear at the Call Friday Night, Rock Island Argus: 'The Columbia Opera company closed a 4-night engagement at Harper's theatre last evening with a creditable production of "Fra Diavola." The company's engagement in Rock Island, although not a rousing success from a financial standpoint, was nevertheless one much appreciated by the music loving people. Ottumwa Daily Democrat: The Columbia Opera Co. at the Grand last night in "Said Pasha" before a large and appreciative audience, and all were thoroughly delighted, frequently demonstrating their approval by hearty applause. Tonight they present "The Black Hussar," and the Democrat can assure its readers that if they attend they will enjoy a rare treat. The company is an excellent one. Maple sugar direct from New York at Grove & Son's, THIS IS OUR NO. 5O. Yon needn't be afraid of it. We warrant it. We have added a first-class carriage- trimmer to our establishment, and he is prepared to do work for anybody, and do upholstering. We handle the. ^BARLOW & CORN PLANTERS. .at very low prices. STANDARD 6-FOOT MOWERS at Only the price of other Mowers. You can't afford to use any other. -Bradley & Nicoulm. GREAT CORDNER MEETINGS, Three Meetings a Day at the Rink—Much Interest Manifested in Religious Things. To-Morrow a Day of Special Prayer—Six- Cottage Prayer Meetings and Three Meetings at the Rink. teen The Cordnev evangelistic meetings in progress at the rink have been the almost exclusive topic of interest and discussion, and the agitation is not decreasing. The night meetings have usually filled the building, and on Sunday evening there was an overflow meeting at the M. E. church, address- ed.by Rev. Landis. There was a union Sunday-school at the rink Sunday morning. At 3 o'clock a grand men's meeting was conducted at the rink by Mr. Cordner, a woman's meeting was held at the Congregational church and a children's meeting at the M. E. church. A considerable numbers have already started in 'the Christian life, and the leaders of the meeting consider the results thus far as only a beginning. Tomorrow has been set apart as a day of fasting and prayer, and the suggestion is made that business places be closed from 3 to 5 p. in. Sixteen cottage prayer meetings are called for tomorrow morning at 9:00, four in each ward. At 10:30 a. m., 3 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. meetings will be held in the rink, The cottage prayer meetings will be as follows: First Ward—Eugene Tellier's, leader Mr. Jones; Samuel Patterson's, leader Hiss Ella Langdon; E. G, Bowyer's, leader Mrs. Guy Grove; Mrs. Finnegan's, leader A. D. McGregor. Second Ward—J. C. Raymond's, led by Mrs. Raymond; Mrs. Wallace's, led by Mrs. Parker; Dr. McCoy's, led by Dr. McCoy; M. B. Dalton's, led by Rev. Landis. Third Ward—Mrs. Wilkinson's, led by Mrs. Wilkinson; Charley Slagle's, led by Mr. Slagle; Fred Norton's, led by Mr. Norton; J. M. Brown's, led by G. J. Adams. Fourth Ward—Dr. Hudson's, led by Dr. Hudson; David Mitchell's, led by Rev. Sinclair; C. C. Samson's, led by Rev. Innjs; Fred Waterbous.e'f?., Jed by Rev. Southwell. . -::-'".<.;,-.*•• MUTUAL INSURANCE. Fro TO Wallace's Farmer, April 10, 1896, Des Moines, Iowa: The defeat of the new code does away, at least for the present, with the danger of any possible interference with the operations or the mutual insurance companies which have been in years past so prolific a source of blessing to the farmers of Iowa. The county mutuals having over two thousand members can proceed with their work as usual and the hail, tornado and town mutuals can lay broader and deeper the foundations of their future prosperity. We think that it is entirely safe to say that under no circumstances can they be interfered with by any future code revision. The effect of sucb interference would inevitably be a political revolution, or at least political death to any legislator who would attempt to carry out the provisions of the new code. In congratulating our readers and the farmers of the 1 state on the defeat of the schemers, we desire to call their attention to the success which has in the past year followed hail and tornado insurance. While the tornado company is so llrmly established in the confluence of the people of the state that no man who thinks on the subject live minutes can fail to see the advantage of taking out a tornado risk, the practicability of hail insurance Avas not quite so clear. The experience, however, of the last year has justified the expectations of the founders of the hail insurance company. Its members have increased from small beginnings until during the past year it carried 15,000 policies. Eighty thousand dollars as will be seen by a communication from the secretary printed elsewhere, have been paid out by the company to farmers who lost their crops in whole or in part, and the actual cost of hail insurance last year was 4 2-3c per acre, and averaged 4 cents for the last three years. This is a record of which any company might be proud. The tornado company of which Mr. J. B. Herriman, of Des Moines, is secretary, is starting out this year .with greater prosperity than ever before. The secretary informed us a day or two since that during the first week of April he received 275 applications and that they have now $36,000,000 risks. We have had all our farm property insured in this association for a number of years and the cost of it has been so trilling that we have felt in paying it that we were simply giving a small contribution to those who have been less fortunate than we. Our time may come next but it will find all our farm property insured in the Tornado. G. S. Angus, Burt, Agent for suth county, Kos- PASTURE NOTICE. I have a good pasture for a few horses or colts, with good water. Pasture ready May 15. Old Young place, Plum Creek.—2w J. D. ZEIQLEU, Are you made miserable by Indigestion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shlloh's Vitalizer is a positive cure. 2 Sold by Frank Dingley. FAMILY HORSE FOR SALE, If you want ^n ideal family hor.se, one thaU s absqlutely/yif e for j^ , , fast qs anyone sUoul'&rfiie, jnqujre at this office for further information. 32-35 I was nervous, tired, irritable and cross. Karl's Clover Root Tea has made me well and happy.— Mrs. E. B. Wordeu. 2 Sold by Frank Dingley, HERE WE ARE AGAIN. Bancroft Register: We note that the crop liars in the adjoining counties are commencing thus early to get " in their work, and the Kossuth truth tellers will have to look around if they retain their reputation. As an example of the unrivalled productiveness of everything raised or reared in this section we might state, on the owner's authority, that a sow belonging to B,. Quackenbush this week gave birthi to a litter of seventeen pigs; two of the little porkers have died since, but as it is the litter is unusually large. PERSONAL MENTIONS, Grant Benschoter and daughter Edna and Mr. Orin Caulldns, of Plum Creek township, expect to leave to-day for California. Mr. Benschoter expects to stay out there a year at least. He has a brother in the state whom he will visit. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Norton and Mrs. Nick Winkel, of Livermore, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Peterson yesterday. They return home today and Mrs. Peterson will accompany them. Emmetsburg Reporter: J. J. Ryan, of Algona, was looking after business interests in Emmetsburg Wednesday. We wonder whether or not he sounded the Palo Alto democracy on free silver. Howard Wallace was obliged to come home from the Minnesota University because of ill health. His lungs are somewhat affected, but it is hoped not seriously. Alf. Rist went to Marshalltowu yesterday to attend a meeting of the State Dental Association. Mr. Rist ranks with the leading dentists of the state. Mr. A. B. Bridges, of Mason City, division freight and passenger agent of the Milwaukee road, was in Algona Friday. Mrs. Ralph Miller and child, of Stratford, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Winkel, for a few weeks. Editor McMullen and Fred Anderson, of Wesley, were up to the men's meeting in Algona Sunday afternoon. A. N. McAmisch, who lives three miles north of Swea City, was an Algona visitor on Monday, Mrs. Geo. Cloud is back from her visit at Nevada, Iowa, where she had been visiting her parents. Miss Ella Duranfc is home from Spencer taking a vacation before opening her summer art class. E. H. Clarke and A. D. Clarke were attending to business matters in Bancroft Friday last. Milo Cbapin is back at Wbittemore. He visited Algona over Sunday, Representative Cornwall, of Spencer, visited Algona yesterday, Sana Mayne and Dr. Paul were down from Bancroft yesterday, Pianos tuned at $5 per year. Give your work to the home tuner.— MK. WAI/TEH FOUPE, Tuner, Tnorington Ijote}. . .. --. . ..• • of the^pwa !§iin- ' ' " _ , an in uiu~i day School Association' will' be" held at Des Moines, June 11 and 12. Mr. Moody, Gov. Drake, Dr. Beardshear and Rev. Merton Smith are among the speakers announced. The people of Des Moines furnish lodging and breakfasts to all delegates, and the railroads are expected to sell tickets at a one- fare rate for the round trip. Mrs. H. Sheppard, Room 24 Ediing Block, Omaha, Neb., writes: "J have bad constipation for a long time and I also bad a bad case of internal hemorr- h,oids (piles) from which J suffered untold pain. Your Dr. Kay's Renovator bas entirely cured me." Sold by druggists at 25 cts. and $1- Seeadvt. Sold by W- J.Studley. Algona, la. . For the Democratic ^tete convention to be bel4 at Dubuque May ?0, excursion tickets will be sold May 18th to 2Qth by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y at one fare fpr the round trip.
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