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M01K1SJ ALG0NA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, ii.so » thtse.fnonths ................... 40 My aaafesBftt above rates. B«mlt By unft. money otdet , express order CfJWStftl note at onr risk. BMM Of advertising sent on application. STATE TICKET. . of State.... <...W. M. .0. Q. McCAtttflY ..................JortN s, HBtmtot* Attorney General MILKON BBMLH* Sttp*em* Judges.,.. {g. £ §g£BS. B RMifoad Commlssloiifr 0. L. DAVIDSON Clerk supreme Court. 0. k. JONES Reporter Supreme court B. I. SALUNOER CONGRESSIONAL Congressman, Tenth District..J. P. DottrvsR JUDICIAL. Judge, Fourteenth District....W. B. QUABTON COtJNTY. Recorder : M. F. RANDALT , Clerk of Courts B. F. CHOSE County Attorney J. C. RAYMOND Auditor F. D. CAMCINS «(.,«-«»«»„>« J H. C. HOM.ENBACH supervisors Jf LEAN jj B it B ABTON BAKER'S CANDIDACY'", J. C. Baker will be beaten for congress by a majority of anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 votes. But his candidacy is not on that account insignificant. It is on the contrary one of the most significant signs of the times. The populist party has ceased to be a mere political contingent with enough scattered votes to make its supper worth dickering for. It is getting to its ranks men of first rate ability, above mere political demagogism. It is appealing powerfully to a prevailing sentiment In the west and south against a single gold standard. Its strength is centered geographically. In th is latter respect the new party has a great ad' vantage over any of its predecessors, In 1896, if the republican party has not . . regained enough power to get some measure for the reinstatement of silver under way, it will be one of the forces to be calculated on in the election of a president. In Iowa the democrats are endorsing six populists for congress out of the eleven to be elected. But in not a single district are the populists endorsing a democrat. This shows the spirit in which the new party is in the field. The only fusion in Iowa is a fu sion on populists. In the Third district it is on Rev. Bashor, in the Seventh on J. B. Barcrof t, in the Eighth on Frank •XJ. Stuart, in the Ninth on Gen, Weaver, and in the Tenth on J. C, Baker. In the other districts where the democrats have chosen their own candidates the populists are fighting them as bitterly as they are the republicans, and using as a rallying cry, as Mr. Baker did in the Tenth before the democrats endorsed him, the in•competency of the present administration and its .-subserviency to the golc 'j>ower. If the populists should succeed in • electing Gen v Weaver and the democrats should succeed in electing Judge Hayes, the two 1 parties will be equally represented from Iowa in the next congress. But the advantage for the future will be with the populists because in their success they have educated the democratic voters to populist doctrines. Even if Gen. Weaver is defeated and Judge Hayes is elected the advantage is with the populists in the congressional campaign. Mr. Baker's candidacy will not mean much in its actual results, and if populism were an insignificant third party movement, would not mean anything for the future. •Put every democrat who votes for him And without thought, perhaps, endorses his platform, will find it easier in the future to support populism when it has become an active political factor, and when the democratic party will be as bitterly opposed to iit as it is to republicanism. Mr. Baker's candidacy is a very significant fact in current Iowa politics. It is part of a pro .^jgramme which if carried out will take •the Iowa democracy where .the Neb raska democracy has gone, to populism or to an open division. r>< , i /-., ' E • ;< R: JIANQUETS MB, \VILSOST. Democratic politicians are provoked at Congressman Wilson for attending a banquet tendered him by the chamber 4>f ^commerce of London last week, -^Pbere Is enough prejudice against "England's interests to make such an occurrence just preceding an election in tfeie country a serous political blunder 0n the part of a party leader, even if nothing were said or done to aggravate tfce American eagle. But in this case blunder of accepting the testimo' of a banquet a^t the hands of Engish business men is nothing compared io tb§ blunder of Mr. Wilson's own remarks taken in connection with those $ th,e Englishmen who followed him. I$erg at fcom,e Mr. Wilson and hie fo> lowers have pretended that removing duties w}U not increase the pf foreign'OJade goods to , lftk.6 the place pf goods made at home. ^Ehey ftays «*i4 that pur home factories JU have no trouble in holding their will witb free trade pfoposed to inv&de manufacturing domain by fektfig down the bars to theie awn. And undef the ibspirfttion of John Bull's viands Mr. Wilson evidently saw for & moment as John Bull sees, with & cleat vision that has not Called that bully of commerce in a business deal in ten denturies, and he said frankly: " Our protectionists have been building defences to keep you and other nations tram competing with us in ouf home markets. The tariff reformers are breaking down these defences," Sir Albert Kaye Rollitt, whb presided at the banquet, seemed to under* stand what the situation required, for he said enthusiastically that Wilson's name should becomo an honored and familiar one in England, as his tariff law, while not all that could be desired, had already, started the furnaces in Wales and Yorktown, and had given an impetus to the textile industries. Out in Nebraska the type setters haVe Russian thistles in their heads. One of them tried to put in the paper that an American lady had married a Russian title, and when it came out he had her married to a Russian thistle. ^ Julian W. Richards, the best-known and best newspaper correspondent In Iowa, tells in the current Midland about his "scoop" on Qov. Boies' last message. The message was published in the Chicago Tribune before it was delivered tq the legislature, and the Tribune had almost reached Des Molnes before the governor knew what had happened. He then hurriedly called the law makers together and read the document to them while " Mose" was calling It off on the streets below. Mr. Richards is a valued member of the Tribune staff andTe- ports all important western events for that paper. He was a class-mate and roommate of E. B. Butler of Algona in college. The Sioux City Journal is putting in five type-setting machines, the first to be used in Iowa. The Journal keeps at the front of the dally newspaper procession. The Midland publishes this month a cleverly told and entertaining World's Fair incident by Celia Currier. Mrs. Currier is wife of Prof. A. N. Currier, dean of the academic faculty at Iowa City, and is one of the most cultivated and charming women in Iowa. Her home is always remembered with pleasure by the many students who are entertained there, and who have been encouraged there to seek the best in literature as in life. N a The big McKinley-Dolliver meeting comes at Des Moines Friday might. McKinley speaks at the east side convention hall and Dolliver at Foster's opera house. A banquet at the Savery follows the public meetings. The State Register sticks to the cyclone cave, and, referring to the lack of warning during the late storm, asks: "What's the matter with crawling into caves every time an ominous looking cloud sweeps over?" Everybody to his taste, but we prefer taking our chances to being scared into a cave every time northern Iowa enjoys a refreshing thunder storm. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The most timely article in The Century for October is probably the interview with the prime minister of China in the concluding paper of the series "Across Asia on a Bicycle," which has the additional interest of being fully illustrated with half-tones after very unique photographs made by the bicyclers, Messrs. Allen and Sachtleben. A wood engraving of Li-Hung-Chang, from a photograph sent to the writers by the prime minister, accompanies the article. With this interview ends one of the most unique series of travel articles in the history of the modem magazine. The third and concluding paper of the Poe correspondence deals with Poe in New York as previous articles dealt with Poe in the South and Poe In Philadelphia. In addition to Poe's own letters the paper includes letters from Hawthorne, Mrs. Browning, Dr. Chas. Anthon, W. Gilmore Simms. Mrs, Clemm, and others, which reflect the impression made by Poe's literary work on contemporaries. -M- St Nicholas for October opens most appropriately with a frontispiece, " Gathering Autumn Leaves," from a painting by Wm. M. Chase. Then follows the usual variety of stories, sketches, poems, and chlorous traits as stealing bread and pies, and drinking molasses out of the family jug, TudorJenks writes of "Jack's literary Effort," which proved to be a composition that never was written. W. T. Hornaday's chapter of natural history this month deals with the seals and sea lions, one of the most interesting families in our fauna. -»-*The vigor with which Mrs. Deland brings her novel, "Philip and His Wife," to an end gives unusual importance to the October Atlantic. " The Retrospect of an Octogenarian," by the Rev. Dr. George E. Ellis, stands second In the number, and will command the earnest attention of the many listeners Dr. Ellis won for himself long ago, not only as a clergyman but as an antiquarian- A Paper of rare historical value is theHon, Henry L. Dawes' "Recollections of Stanton under Johnson," It presents an Intimate inside view of a period of government life at Washington which of course was quite without parallel, and can never lose its interest and significance. •*-*-. Soribner's Magazine for October contains the first of two articles on English Rail- Wftja by H. G. Prout, editor of the Railway Gazette, Col, Prout recently made a trip to England expressly for the magazine, to accumulate fresh material on a. subject with which be was already familiar. He has in his articles preservsd the open mind and the even Judgment of 8 man who is thoroughly well npsted op the railroad problems in all countries. In this flret article, which deals with " Railroad Travel la England and America," he compare the systems of fhe t»9 countries, particularly as to safety, speed, Post, comfort and construction. He Start* with the assertion that the English railroad is <« the »<»$ highlyorganized in* rujnesj; of traufPprtfttlon i» the wor!4.» - •**• The October Rjmajoofl, which, contains its ttie othef twfl &*e interesting sttrdle* from the Bengalese and Japanese. The number opens with a love Scene In modern Gfeece by Edith R. Crosby, and there is also ft love stofy of the wild southwest by R. L. Ketch- urn, with others by Francois Coppee and Vast Riconard. A dashing military story by Erckmahn-Chatraln, an amusing New England character sketch by Jenny Colton, and a cletrer anonymous story, complete an uncommonly fascinating issue of the magazine. Romance Publishing company, New York City. -M-»The October Midland (Des Moines) promises to catch and hold public attention. The first really good picturing of the Htnckley holocaust—eight views—with VlVld description; the prize story, poem, and club paper: the first of a Midland series of Illustrated war articles; the first of the "Midland Delegations in Congress" (With ten portraits of the Iowa delegation); social papers/poems, stories, home themes, scenes from Alaska and the English lake country —these help make the October a good number With which to begin the Winter cam paign of reading, IS THIS flEIfrHBOBgOOD. . The Unitarians meet at Sioux City Oct. 9-11 in their Sixteenth annual state conference. Etnmetsburg Reporter: C. B, Matson, one of Algona's hustling real estate men, was in this city between trains, Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. .Temple over at West Bend has raised some good cotton this season. The Journal says that cotton is likely to become a favorite crop with us. The Mason City Republican says that McEldoon, the fireman who was injured in the railway wreck a week ago at the Milwaukee depot, will get well. Webster City Tribune: Dr. Syrena Andrews was called to Kossuth county Tuesday to take care of Mrs. Wm. Schweppe, who was seriously injured in the storm there last Friday night, and whose husband and two children were killed. The Reporter says the men nominated for county officers on the republican ticket in Kossuth are deserving of election. Bro. Mayne knows them and is far enough away to have no interest in saying anything he does not believe. They will be elected all right. Emmetsburg Reporter: It is not known who will succeed Rev. Johnson at this place, but there is some talk of endeavoring to secure Rev. Bagnell, who has been located at Algona for the past two years, but we presume that that matter will be as the conference deems proper. ; Hampton Chronicle: Dr. O. '. P. Thompson was visiting Dr. Pride at Algona at the time the cyclone passed about four miles north of there, last Friday night. He was out with Dr. Pride all night caring for the injured, and says that the horrors of the situation have not half been told. . ; ' Erametsburg Democrat: An Algona livery team was so favorably impressed with our town that they refused to start out on the homeward trip. After various efforts on the part of the crowd that had collected to see the fun, some one suggested a glass of water in the ear, which was effectual, and the horses went around the corner and out of sight on the run. Pocahontas Record: As a matter of news the Record wishes to inform its readers that a man by the name of C. E. Cohoon is running as a dem-pop candidate for district judge against W. B. Quarton. As a further matter of news the Record will also state that Mr. Cohoon stands more show of being struck by lightning' than he does of being elected to the office. M'OHANE TAKES OUT A PEEMIT, The Seneca Vender of Patent Remedies IB Brought to Algona for VI- Intlng the Pharmacy Law. Some months ago a cancer doctor was arrested at Bancroft under the state pharmacy law because he had no permit, and was sentenced to a job on the Algona stone pile, but was afterwards let go on payment of costs. Last week Wednesday a new case under this law brought out a new feature of it. James McChano, instead of H. H. as given in the UPPER DBS MOINES last week, was arrested for selling a patent medicine in Seneca without a state license, The law requires a $100 license for vending medicines, and provides a fine of $100 or more for violations. Mr, McChane had a license from the company he was acting for which he thought covered the ground, and so paid no attention to the letters County Attorney Raymond sent him. When brought to Algona the matter was explained and he paid all costs and $100 for a state license. The Bancroft Register in discussing the case says: " Jas. McChane has for some time handled the medicines of the Quaker Medical company of St. Paul. Mr. McChane is not the person to evade the law, and thought he was conforming thereto in selling under a license furnished him by the company which he was assured by them was all right. The license, however, was not the proper thing and through the company's carelessness he was, unconsciously, laying himself liable to a fine of from $100 to $200. The case was a rather odd one. He was summoned by an officer who held no warrant; two of the witnesses who were subpoenaed to appear were dead) one of them dying about a year ago and the other about four years ago; the other witnesses were men with whom he had never had any dealings of any nature whatever. However, be took the correct view of the case and without waiting to make them prove their case he paid the fine of $100 with $33 costs and got a good license, The money he bad to ay out will of course be made good to im by the company through whose fault be got into the scrape," Mr. McChane may get pie $}OQ back from the company, but it is just as likely that they knew »H tfee time that be was not acting under the state law, and that they will fail to refund him hie money, __ Grove «w4 W«P»ter City For the aboye ojeoaejpnf the western UftS will, fr OW Sept. 17 tQ 81, sell excuraicn AS ME POPULISTS SEE IT, tf, fcel/. fftfsous Wfites to Tftil the JPeoflle Why They Onght to tote tils Ticket. From A Litftrafy Standpoint it is a Good / Production, feut All Will Not indorse the Sentiments, The undersigned was very corrlliilly invited by the editor of TfiE UPPER DES MolNfiS to tell why fiaker should be elected to congress, and as Wu understand It champion the cause of the people's party, which we are always glad to do. As to the motive, we first thought the editor had an idea that he could easily put the people's party chairman in a hole and have a little sport with him; then we remembered that in conversation with him he had demonstrated that he was a pretty good populist himself, and we now think his heart prompted him to this generous offer, which duty prompts us to accept, Yet for one who seldom writes it is a great task, but my faith in the justness of the cause is so great that I am willing to undertake to show, not only why Baker should be elected, but why every patriotic citizen should vote the people's party ticket this fall and continue to vote it until the reforms demanded are enacted into law. In the first place we do not favor perpetuating the national debt, and it is clear that both old parties are In favor of this, as recent logislatlon clearly shows, the refusal to coin silver and the issue of more interest-bearing bonds being the evidence most clear to the casual observer. But the evidence that they not only intend to get rid of silver, but that they intend also to retire all greenbacks is equally apparent to anyone who will take the trouble to Investigate, and as I think I can clear ly show. As evidence I will quote from the pen of A. P. Hopkins, president Commercial National bank, Omaha, He says: " The greenback party movement of several years ago, the free coinage craze of recent years, and the people's party movement at the present time are all the surface indications of some deep-seated disease In our financial and economic system. Until the .case is properly diagnosed and the proper remedy applied we shall continue to suffer from the advocacy of all sorts of financial 'cure-alls' and exploded theories of past generations. The beginning of our present trouble dates back to the fall of 1861 and spring of 1862, when this country commenced the issue of greenbacks. Prom that date to this government note issues have dominated our financial system, and until the people come to fully understand the evils arising from government note issues, and make arrangements to get rid of them, we shall have no permanent relief." It is clear from this that the old brood which hatched in 1862 is still industriously trying to increase its numbers and influence to the end that the greenback shall eventually be retired and the national bank note and gold be the money of the land. It will be remembered that the first installment of $60,000,000 in greenbacks was a full legal tender without interest, and that they were always on a par with gold. The bankers then asked congress (this was in 1862) to insert this exception clause, which reads as follows: " A full legal tender for all debts, both public and private, except duties on Imports and interest on the public debt." It will be noticed that they might even have been used to pay for bonds up to this date and until 1870, when Shylock got a law passed compelling their payment in coin. And now why duties on imports? Because it made a market for gold. And why interest on the public debt? Because it made the government pay back the gold to the bondholder as interest on the bonds so he could use it over and over again. And we have paid this interest in gold to the tune of more than $1,600,000,000, and we, the people, the government, have been the patient asses who have done this; and now we are going to kick and keep kicking until we have kicked off the barnacles which bind us to such burdensome laws. And as it is useless to stay in the republican fold to do our kicking, we are going to vote for Baker, To show that the exception clause was put on at the request of the money louner we quote from John Sherman, who said on Dec.' 12,1867, that "It was found without the restriction upon notes (greenbacks) the bonds could not be negotiated, and it became necessary to depreciate the notes in order to create a market for the bonds. The vol' urae of the notes was tripled and the right to convert them taken away," Had the subsequent issue of greenbacks been made as was the first $60,000,000 without that exception clause, then no bonds would have been necessary and we should have saved more than $2,000,000,000, After Feb. 25, J862, the exception clause was put on all greenbacks. Feb. 12, 1863, the national banking law was passed; April Ig, 1866, the funding act; March 7,1869, the credit strengthening aot; July 84, J870, the refunding act making bonds payable in coin, Feb. J2, J878, silver was demonetized. And all this time we were swinging our hat for the re' publican party; but this last crowning act showed the cloven foot so plain that our eyes began to open, and when the greenback party was organized we swung into line with that party, A few concessions and a great deal of ly* ing killed this party, hat the principles etfli Uye and will eventually prevail, because they are right. Statistics show thftt in J867 we ha4 62,0 failures; }n JSOJ pver 12,000, and if my memory serves me right more th&n 18,000 in 1893, And, tbe passage of such laws aj those above enumerated §04 similar, which have • npwwa WOP§ recently, is the pOTte el the wid.e'fP,rea4 ruin, ftbicb has swept eyejow land; ...... Af aa aaairtoual evidence that it if tbe ietejtioo «(the baera to have &H f the bankers' asBociatioH on Oct. 9, 1878, and which fgads as follows": "t)eaf Sit: It Is advisable to do ail in your power to sustain such prominent dally and weekly newspapers, especially the agricultural and religious press, as will Oppose the issuing of ' greenback* paper money, And that you also withhold patrohagft Of favors from all applicants who are 4 not will* ing to oppose the government Issue of nioti- ey. Let the government Issue the coin atid thebWiks issue the paper money of our country, for then we can better protect feadi other, To repeal the laws creating national batiks or restore to clfculntioh government IsSue of money will be to provide the people with money, ah'J will therefore seriously affect youf Individual profits as bankers and lenders. Bee your member of congress at once and engage- him to support our interest, • that we may coatrol legislation." This circular was signed by James Buel, secretary, 247 Broad wny, and was sent out to nearly all the bankers in the country, It will be noticed that farmers and religious people were to be controlled by the agricultural and religious press, who were to oppose the issue of greenback paper money. Then "See your member of congress." Ahl No doubt a great many were " seen," Those who Oppose the issue of non-interest-bearing notes (greenbacks) have a fashion of dubbing them "money based on nothing." Let us see what John Sherman said when be was yet a man and before Shylock got hold of him, Here it Is! " I much prefer the credit of the United States based as It is upon all the productions and property of the United States, to the issue of pny corporation, however well guarded and managed." And so do we prefer a currency based upon the integrity of this government with its nearly 70 million of people, its more than three million square miles of territory, and its billions of wealth. Therefore we are going to vote for Baker, who won't talk for the people and then go and vote for Wall street. The greenback was good enough to pay the soldier and all other expenses of the government, , and they ought to have been good enough for the bondholder. That this country can get along without any coin whatever, we have historic evidence so recent that every man of 45 or over can clearly remember, for not a dollar of either gold or silver was seen during nor for several years after the war. And now this brings us to the ques tion of silver, and we must talk a little upon it. We will try and show the,inconsistency of the republican and democratic party platforms upon this question and their votes in congress, which to us is so apparent that we should think even a'blind man might see it. And the only reason that the intelligent voters of this country don't see it is party prejudice and hatred, which blind them and make them the willing tools of the ring-masters of their respective parties. For instance, in several states the party platform of one or the other declares in favor of the free coinage of silver on a basis of 16 to 1, but their votes in congress are so manipulated that this measure cannot eyen get a respectful hearing. The people's party is the only one that is in favor of the free coinage of silver in every state in the Union, and there is no play upon words to deceive the peor pie as there Is in both the old party platforms. It used to be considered that the man who could most clearly express the meaning intended was the best writer, but now the one who can write so as to make it possible to place sevei-al constructions upon the same clause is the best fellow, and he is the one who is employed to construct these deceptive political platforms. To show clearly what I mean I. will say that both old party platforms are in favor of an honest dollar and the great- .est possible use that can be made of silver and maintain Its parity with gold. There was never a more farcical play upon words, nor a greater lie on its face than this. Whilst pretending to be so anxious for an honest dollar, or a dollar "equal to every other dollar, they enact such legislation as will degrade, disgrace, and depreciate the value of silver. It is an established principle of trade that in order to make anything valuable you must first establish a market for It. And when we once have a market established, the greater the demand the better the price, and the less the demand there is for any commodity the lower it will sell in the market; and there is no exception to this general law of trade except when some particular thing is controlled by a, combination or trust, This principle was clearly understood by Mr. Blame when he sought reciprocal trade with foreign nations, It was not alone to enable us to buy on more favorable terms, but that we might be able to sell to better advantage the surplus products of pur own country. How? Simply by increasing the demand, This principle was, also clearly understood by Secretary Rusk when he sent an expert to Europe to introduce corn meal as food for man as well as beast, If he could increase the demand for our staple crop, corn, then he could in crease the value of that crop to the producer. Now then it is 'apparent that our public men understand the laws of trade and know what gives value to any commodity; and understanding this, why do they make an exception of silver when they come to vote in congress, whilst all the time they are prating about silver and their anxiety to maintain its value? The only way to make silver bullion worth 100 cents on the dollar is by creating a demand for it, and the only way to ore* ate a demand is to throw our mints open to free coinage, and I might add, on a basis of 16 to 1, In a short article like this I have not space to show why it should be 16 to 1, only that any change from this ratio would require a relating of all silver now coined and would probably require the re-coinin of the silver now in use. This woul result in much loss and could only be done at great expense, and as it would be a useless expense every patriotic man should oppose it. I cannot close this artiple without giving the republican party a deserved rebuke. They have always boasted of being the champions of protection for American industries, put they deliberately conspired to crush one of the important industriei of this country. We refer t° the silver , ing tadujtry. This country is the gree/teft pro4«oer of silver of any the, face fif tfee e&r$b (or Uvuerusheft by its hypo, &»4 pro* iron heel upon it and aided in cfoehiHe it. Yes! Not only have they brought ruin upon the silvef- mine owner and the thousands Of people in theif em- ley, btlt have ruined the farming ifi* usti-y and every other industry con* tiguous thereto. When the mines closed the market was gone, atid there was nc> othor alternative but to abandon theli? homes, taking with them such property as could be carried away. Living a few miles from me is a man who was farming in Nevada, Thinking to save something, he traded his property foi* 100 head of horses, which he shipped to Iowa, The railroad dbttpany charged him $300 per cat 4 , Of $1,500 for five cars. The government through unjust legislation had partly skinned him, the railroad company about completed the job, There 18 no need to ask this man how he is going to vote, He is a populist from the crown of his head to the sol") of his foot, Not only has this unwise legislation ruined the sliver mining Industry, but has materially aided in crippling every other Industry in this great country. I do not hold the democratic party guiltless in this betrayal of the people's interest, for it was equally guilty with the republican party; but the republican party has always boasted of being the protector of American interests, therefore this action on Its part is the more contemptible. We have witnessed during the special and last sessions of congress the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman silver law without anything to take its place. We are also cognizant of the fact that during its operation we had purchased more than $200,000,000 worth of silver bullion, paying therefor about $160,000,000 in silver certificates, making a clear gain (called seignorage) to the people of about $54,000,000 worth of silver bullion. This is ours. It belongs to us. It was gained by purchase, and we clearly had a right to have it coined into money. We have witnessed the diagraceful veto act of the president, and we have witnessed the still more disgraceful act of the republican party nominating a man by acclamation who voted to repeal the Sherman silver law, and who, we are also informed, voted against the coinage pf this $54,000,000 worth of silver bullion which belonged to us, the refusal to coin which gave the secretary of the trensury an excuse for the issue of $50,000,000 in interest-bearing bonds to still further increase the burdens of the people. It will be seen that I have only touched on two of the important reasons why Baker should be elected to congress, viz., the direct issue by the government of all money in use, and that a legal tender for all purposes, and non-interest bearing; and the free coinage of silver. There may not, Mr. Editor, be a thousand other reasons why Baker should be the man, but they are so numerous that they cannot be even touched upon in a short article like this. If anyone can show where, Dolliver has voted during the last session of congress in the interest of the people when Wall street's interest was in conflict, it is about time they trotted them out. The truth is Baker ought to be elected by at least 1000 majority, and hewillbeif the hide-bound voters of the republican and democratic parties will rub the scales from their eyes and look at all public questions in the> interest of the people. And now, Mr. Editor, I want to say that my specialty is the production of the finest fruits that can be grown in this latitude, and that my time is fully occupied with my farm duties, but if what I have written touches a responsive chord in your heart-rand I trust it may—I will give you every assistance my time will permit, from now on till the campaign closes, to the end that a good, true, and honest man may be elected to congress from this district. M. DEL. PARSONS. FEBSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. Prof. Gilchrist is visiting her sister, Miss Cramer. C. E. Cohoon, populist candidate for judge, was over yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank.W. Dingley are expected home today from Ohio. Mrs. Ceo. L, Galbraith went to Milwaukee last night to take old Mrs. Fill home. Mrs. Gideon E. Clarke and daughter of south Chicago are visiting at A. D.. Clarke's. Miss Maud Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, visited her cousin, N, J. Skinner, last week. A, L. Goddard started for Decorah Monday to attend the reunion of his regiment. Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Johnson of New Fane, Vt., visited at E. V. Swetting's last week, ; Mrs. H, S, Langdon started Monday to Chicago to visit her daughter and other friends. Mr. and Mrs. Hill and family visited last week with Mrs, Guy Grove, who is Mrs. Hill's sister. Mr, and Mrs. Frank Taylor came over from Charles City Saturday, Mrs, Taylor remains for a visit at P. S. Ford's. Mrs, H. Nielander and Mrs. Brock' hausen of Lansing are visiting Mrs, J, T, Chrlschilles, who is. a daughter of the former, Jos. Thompson and Mrs. W, F. Ho- flus started Monday for Kansas City to attend a reunion of the Thompson fatn* ily, Their mother is 88 years old. Chas, Taylor attended the Humboldt county fair last week in the interests of the normal school, and nine students are coming from there to attend. He says that the fair was not a big success, Geo. E. Roberts was up from Fort Dodge Saturday to look at some 800 acres of Kossuth soil near Ledyard that he traded for some years ago when it was cowBidered a drug OR the market, He spent Sunday in Algona and went home Monday, He is one of the best known writers on the Iowa press, and has done some of the best editorial work on the Chicago Inter-Ocean, He i? a shrewd politician, a genial hum^r. 1st, and a companion to be chosen of a thousand, and hie good luck in getting * foothold Jo Koesifth. is his ju&t desert ef money BQiy f OP ^ &t the Kjossujti Count

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