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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - October 7, 1896, Albert Lea, Minnesota Times | Twenty Thousand Eyes S S See the Standard | Every Week of the Year. £ Standard Advertising Is ^iot Lowest in Price, But Is Highest in Value. VOL. XXXIX.ALBERT LEA, MINN., WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, IBOC NO. 41 Ounces of Woo! To | Pound of Cloth, Jf M Is the Ratio, M '•I In “Five Dollar Suits.” They must be seen to make one forget the hardships oi pre sent times. “Mill Agents,” We are Nil; but we have got Hie Underwear. Just opened a ease of NATURAL WOOL, which for a flyer we sell for................ 25 cts. Tliov Hem* any 50(* Garment iii Town. • *• YOURS ALWAYS, 3?. S. A beautiful Bronze Alarm Cock given free with a $20 cash sale. Get your coupon and see that every sale is punched.    J-*.    STKAUSS. BUSINESS CAUDK W. E. TODD. r A WYER. OFFICE IN THE NEW OPERA IJ house hlocK. Albert Lea, Mini). A. U. MAYLAND. T A WYER. ROOM 2, FAIR STORE BUI LD-AJL ii*g. Albeit Lea, Minn.    24tt HENRY A. MORGAN, A TTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOR-xA nev. Otlice in (lulbraudsou Block, Broadway. Albert Lea, Minn. R. S. FARNSWORTH. Attorney at law. practices in all the courts, Careful attention given to commercia) and oiber collections. Office In Wedge ft Barlow Co.. Block. Rooms I and 2. Albert Lea, Mtnn.    39— SM. EDW.A CHURCH. (Successor to Bael & Church.) TA KAL I STATE, I, A YV. INSURANCE:, I V Loans and Collections. Houses tor Sale and Rent. Office in Opera Block, Albert Lea, Minn      8m6 J. M. TODD, M. D. "PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE L Sn rear of Briggs’ Drug Store; hospital on Fountain street, Albert Lea. W. C. MERRILL. Dentist, office in new opera house block, rooms 3 and 4, Albert Lea Minn, H. A. PAINE, A ROHITECT ANI) BUILDER. FLANS drawn and contracts taken for all classes of work in city and country. Albert Lea, Minn.    15y I DOCTOR NISSEN. / \ RA DU ATE FROM NORWAY. OFFICE VT over Lion Drug Store, Broadway, Alb ert Lea, Minn. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. CTHINCOP1N CAMP NO 835 HOLDS REGU-J lar meetings at Odd Fellows’ Hall every Brat aud third Wednesday evenings of each month.    J.    IL CLARK. V. G. J. R. HALVORSEN, Clerk. Doctor Wilcox, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, ALBERT I Lea, Minn. Having I lilly regained his Ileal! Ii and equipped himself wit Ii first-class driving horses and carriages, is now better prepared, and will more promptly answrr calls to t lie country than ever. The doctor does not only keep on hand a first-class supply of surgical in-atiuments, etc , but keeps aud dispenses tits ow n medicines, a large supply of which he carries will) him when going into the country. Address, DK. H. H. WILCOX, ('(•ruer Claik and Washington Streets, 3«tf    Albert    Lea.    Mtnn. Matson & Pederson, Plow Woi'iisi AM Genera! Blacksmithing. WK Manufacture, Sharpen and Repair Plows of all kinds, and do General Blacksmithing at Most Reasonable Rates. Horseshoeing a Specialty. MATSON & PEDERSON. Cor. Washin ton and William Streets. Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER YARD. Best quality of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Hash, Doors, Building Paper, and Builders’ Supplies always on hand and sold at Lowest Market Hates. Yard on Broadway, South of Court House. C. Q. JOHNSRUD. • Manager. Aff? WflVK MO AUCK I a I® <* K&s ll rn o2rB W bs bur <^11 ilirMtl t.f W B Peatt, Secy. " bot sell direct to the consumer at wholesale prices Ship anywhere tor examination before sale Everything warranted I OO st y lesof Cat-rlsAircs, OO stylesol H»rne*>*, •* I styles Hiding Saildteii. Write for catalogue ELKHART.. „ Carriage A Harness Mig. Co Elkhart, Ir.d. BRYAN ATTACKS TRUSTS. A Terrific Arraignment of Public Plunderers--They Enter and Extort From Every Home and All of Them Support McKinley--his Remarkable New' York Speech Which Has Aroused the Nation to the Dangers That Confronts It. GLAD TO SPEAK IN NEW YORK. I am gi ld to defend our principles in Yew York City, and I ani glad that every day adds to the number of those in the state of New York who give allegiance to the principles set forth iii the Chicago platform; and I have such confidence in the justice of our cause that I believe that every day from now till election days nill add to the number or supporters of free coinage. (Applause.) Before addressing myself to the paramount issue ot this campaign, I desire to refer to the argument used here in this city by an ex-president of the United Slates, lion. Benjamin Harrison. (Hisses and groans.) My friends, please refrain from expressing your ill feelings; I quote his words because words coming from so high a republican source are to be considered even if you cannot agree with them. Let me read what he said: “In my opinion, there is no issue presented by the Chicago convention more important and vital than the question they have raised of protecting the power and duty of the national congress and the national executive. The defense of the constitution and of the executive and of the supreme court of the I oiled States and of the president’s power and duty to enforce all the laws of the United States w ithout awaiting the call or consent of the governor of any state is an important and leading issue in this campaign. 'Tariff and coinage will be of no moment if our constitutional government is overthrown.” Afy friends, I call your attention to the fact that ex-president Harrison asserts that our platform raises a question on that subject—Government is in danger. If that were true, we might well turn from the discussion of any other question to consider w herein it menaces the continuation of constitutional government, and there is nothing in the Chicago platform that menaces constitutional government. There is nothing in the Chicago platform that would make the executive of the United States feeble in enforcing all the laws of Hie nation or feeble in defending the constitution of the nation; and there is nothing iii that platform that assails the integrity or questions the honesty of tile supreme court of the United States or of any one state. (Applause) I challenge you to read that platform and find iii that platform a single sentence that justifies the language used by Hie ex-president. Our criticism of the supreme court is not as severe as the criticism and the platform upon which Abraham Lincoln was elected in 18G0. The language that I have used in regard to the supreme court has not been as severe as the language used by Abraham Lincoln, both before his election and after his election to the presidency. (Applause.) There is nothing in our platform concerning the invasion of the state by Federal troops; that appears in force and is emphasized in the platform of 1860 upon w hich Mr. Lincoln was elected. There is nothing that has been said iii the platform or by its candidate that justifies the charge that the democratic party is assailing constitutional government or interfering with the preservation of law and order. (Applause.) I shall go further than that, lf Mr. Harrison wants to raise the question of the survival of our government, I am willing to meet him on that proposition. (Applause.) My friends, in so far as republicans and former democrats (hisses) have criticised my election as a menace to law aud order, I want to say to you that their fear is not that as an executive I will be lax in the enforcement of law; their fear is that as an executive I w ould not respect persons. (Applause.) Who is it that is so afraid that law will not be enforced? (Cries of “Hanna!” Hanna!” and applause.) These who are most fearful that there will he a lax enforcement of the law are the very persons who would suffer most if the laws were enforced. (Applause.) PERMIT THE THESE MEN. I . PEOPLE TK I S I S. Those persons who are afraid that law will be violated with impunity are the ones who have violated law with impunity. If Mr. Harrison wants to raise the question of the survival, of our institutions, I will tell him that the great trusts of this country that are snp-porting the republican ticket are the greatest menace to our government. The coal trust sends its representative to sit by every fireside, and exacts tribute from those who need warmth. The trust sends its representative to collect a tribute from those who use light, The trusts of this country, with their representatives, are collecting tribute from the people, and when we protest against it tiiey call us disturbers of the peace and Anarchists. (Applause.) I AM OPPOSED TO TRUSTS. (Applause.) AS AN EXECUTIVE, I SHALL USU WHAT POWEL I HAYE TO DRIVE EVELY TLL’ST OUT OF EXISTENCE. (Tremendous applause.) IF PRESENT LAWS ALE NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEET THIS EVIL, I, IF ELECTED, WILL LEGUM MEND SUCH LAWS AS WILL. (Applause.) IF TUE CONSTITUTION OF THE UN ITED STATES IS SO CONSTRUED AS TO PREVENT ANY INTERFERENCE WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE TRUST, I SHALL RECOMMEND SUCH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AS WILL PUNISHMENT OF (Applause.) My friends, there is a great contest in this country, which must be settled, and that is whether a few men, banded together, are more powerful than all the people. AND WHILE I DO NOT WANT TO ALLAY CLASS AGAINST CLASS, I AM WILLING TO ALLAY ALL THE PEOPLE WIK) SUFFEL FLOM THE OPERATIONS OF THESE TRUSTS AGAINST THE FEW WIK) OPERATE THE (Applause.) lf our opponents are not afraid to discuss the money question and rest a verdict on that alone, we are willing to meet them, and let the public decide whether those who are discrediting tile free coinage of silver or those who are standing upon the Chicago platform can better he trusted with government. Shall syndicates, the stock exchanges, the money grabbers, and the trust representatives who have banded together to run this country for four years more? (Applause.) I understand that a distinguished citizen ot til is state, Hon. Chauncey Depew—(hisses)—I understand that he also thinks that my election would be dangerous to the country. (Laughter.) My friends, there is one advantage in having Mr. Depew against me, and that is, that if I am elected he will not come down to Washington and tell me that as he helped to elect me, he wants me to get off that plank that declares in favor of the arbitration of differences between railroads and their employes. There is another advantage which I shall derive from his opposition. If I am elected he will not come down to Washington and, on the ground that he has elected me, ask me to use executive influence against that bill that passed the senate which attempted to protect, people from government by injunction. (Applause.) My friends, there is one great consolation that I find in the opponents that have arrayed themselves against me, and that is that by not having their aid in the campaign I won’t have their domination after the campaign is over. (Applause.) But, my friends, our platform has declared that the paramount issue of this campaign is the money question, and I believe it is true, because on the result of this election, will turn, for the time being at least, the financial policy of this country. The republican party in convention assembled has declared that this nation must retain its present financial policy until foreign nations shall join with us in abandoning it. The democratic platform declares in favor of an American financial policy for the American people. (Applause.) And when I defend an independent financial policy I am not appealing to any prejudice which any citizen of the United States may have against any foreign nation. I am simply doing in Nelson Brothers. TLiat Olar FUr Coats .OO Are better than any sold Ia.^t season at $3501 Dozens ii ml Dozens of Gloves and Mittens Tiieit We Sell All fool Beater Overcoats at $8.00, That you can travel a long way to match and not get the equal of. Grand Opening, Special Sale OF... IIG I a A representative of one of the largest FUR manufacturers of the \lest will be at our cloak parlors, (second floor), 13 J Leave our well-stocked counters every day. Up. If we trade we will trade so we can deal again. Light Begets Light; same as Like Begets Like. That Our Great Window of 75c Fleeced Underwear Has brought us many new customers. it*1 an enormous line ot all conceivable Fur Garments. Ladies! We invite your presence at this great sale. Goods Retailed al Wholesale Prices. That the Condition Is to do your heirs justice, our clothing should Ire examined, then will you appreciate the FACT that our statements are FACTS. H Gage, Hayden & Co. Sure. tiffs nation what every Englishman does in England, what every German does in Germany, what every Frenchman does in France. I am asserting and I shall defend the rights of these people to attend to their ow n people. (Applause.) SEEKING ONLY TUE GOOD. If the gold standard is a good thing, then we ought to keep it, whether other nations want us to keep it or not; if it is a bad thing, we ought to get rid of it, no matter how much other nations may want us to keep it. The republican party does not say that the gold standard is a good tiling. The republican party expressly declares that bimetallism is better than a gold standard, because when a republican platform pledges the republican party to substitute the double standard for the gobi standard it is a positive and emphatic declaration that the double standard is desirable in preference to the single gold standard. That is the platform, and when, after declaring bimetallism desirable, it asserts that we must delay its advantages until those advantages are brought to us by other nations, it proposes to surrender the rights of legislation over this subject and transfer a legislative power from Washington to the sod of one or more foreign nations. (Cries of “Never! Never!”) My friends, no foreign nation has ever adopted such a policy as the republican party asks us to adopt. No foreign party has ever gone before the country with such a proposition as the* republican party now presents. So far as I know, no statesman in a foreign land has ever advocated a policy that would make the people of his nation dependent upon the decision of the people of some other nation. It has been left to free America to set the example of a national party proposing to surrender the right of self government and bind its people to the law of foreign powers. (Applause.) I want to show you not only that no national party has ever advocated the gold standard in a platform, but I want to show you that the leading representatives of the republican party have expressly denounced the gold standard and the results which follow it. I want to call your attention to the language used by the present republican candidate for the presidency in a speech made in Toledo, Ohio, on the 12th day of February, 1801. I have quoted this language before. It lias been presented in the newspapers, and having never been answered I think we may safely assume that the newspaper report at Hie time correctly recorded what Mr. McKinley said. Let me read these words: “During all of Grover Cleveland’s years at the head of the government he was dishonoring one of the precious metals, one of our great products, discrediting silver and enhancing the price of gold. Ile endeavored, even before his inauguration to office, to stop the coinage of silver dollars, and afterward, after the end of his administration, used his power to that end. Ile was determined to contract a circulation medium and demonetize one of the coins of commerce, limit the volume of money among the people, make money scarce and thereby dear. He would have increased the value of money and diminished the value of everything else—money the master; everything else the servant.” Aly friends, I quoted to you what the republican candidate said only five years ago of the present president of the United States. I quoted you the language in which the republican can didate denounced the policy of Mr. Cleveland, and yet the republican convention bas declared in favor of continuing the present policy of the present administration. Mr. McKinley said in 181*1 that the present president of the United States wanted to make money scarce and dear, and now lie stands on the platform which indorses the process and promises to carry out and make money scarcer and considerably dearer. (Cheers.) lie said in 181)1 that the prtsent president wanted to make money the master and everything else the servant, and yet he stands upon Hie platform that carries out the present policy and makes money the roaster and everything else Hie servant. (Cries of “Hit him again.”) My friends, the republican candidate in that speech at Toledo said that he understood this. The fundamental principle that underlies the money question is that the value of a dollar depends upon Hie number of dollars. He recognized then that you could make dollars dear by lessening their number; he recognized then that you could raise the power of the dollar by law and by law reduce the value of all kinds of property; he recognized then that legislation in favor of the gold standard made money the master, and all things else the servant; AND WE HAVE A LIGHT TO CONCLUDE THAT SINCE HE A DO FT ED THAT POLICY HE BELIEVES THAT MONEY” SHOULD BE THE MASTEL, AND Til A T A L L THINGS ELSE SHOULD BE THE SERVANT. My friends, we support our cause not by imagining ill of people. We can quote >ou what the candidate for president on the republican ticket say8, aud tell you if those words were true then they are trite now, even though he would blot them out and change them altogether. We can call to your attention the fact that senator Sherman, who has been the most successful politician in the republican party, only six years ago declared that the people must have an increasing volume of money to keep pace, with increasing population and business. Aly friends, that Mr. Sherman was the most successful politician in the republican party is true. (Three cheers called and given for Bryan.) I said that Mr. Sherman was the most successful politician in the republican party. He lias for twenty years and more borne alone almost the odium of having assisted in Hie demonetization of silver. His own party has not dared to commend him. The democratic party has time and time again denounced him and yet John Sherman ha* lived to seethe day when he could make his party endorse his policy of twenty years. Aye, more than that. Ile has lived to see the day w hen there are certain democrats who, after denouncing hun for years, get down upon their bended knees and lick the dust and ask him to forgive them for all that they have said against his policy. It is not many politicians who have the privilege of witnessing such a transformation. But why has he succeeded thus? Because he was the spokesman of a moneyed power, and that power behind him, not Sherman himself, has compelled the republican party to submit its neck to the yoke, and that power lias taken in its grasp certain prominent democrats and borne them from the party. (Cries of “We know them all and have no use for them.”) ABOUT TITE BOLTERS. My fiiends, I notice that the republican papers are always suggesting that at our meetings certain prominent democrats are noticeably absent. All the papers of the opposition which describe our meetings tell how Hie honorable so-and-so and the honorable^so-and-so, who have always bum prominent in the democratic party, were not present at the meeting. These prominent democrats, who have received whatever notoriety they have from the people they now betray, must be grateful to the republican press for Use kind words which are now spoken of them. (Cheers and cries of “that is true.”) Yet, we show men iii this campaign —those to whom the people have given distinction—we let them have the consolation of knowing that the people iii this campaign Will give distinction to democrats who are still democrats. My friends, in spite of the assertion made by Hie republican candidate that the head of the present administration was trying to make money scram; in spite of the assertion made by James G. Blaine that the gold standard brings distress to all except those who hold fixed investments; notwithstanding the language of Mr. Sherman in which he declared that the people must have En increasing volume of mmiev; notwithstanding the language of Mr.Carlisle when he denounced the demonetisation of silver as the most gigantic crime of tiffs orany other age; notwithstanding all this there are people iii this campaign who insist upon completing that conspiracy, who insist upon lessening the amount of standard money, of lessening the amount of the currency in the country, of turning the primary money over to a few men who can corner it and charge what they will for it, aud giving the paper money to the national banks to control its volume .as they will. VVHAT TUE DANGERS AUE. My friends, it seems to me that in Hie presence of Hie opposition made by the republican platform tlie people of this country ought to he awake to tire dangers before them. What do we find? We find that a few financiers are able to control the amount of gold, and by sending it out of the country are able to run down stocks and reap a rich profit and then by bringing it back are able to raise stocks and make a ricfi profit again. What do we find? We find that our financial system has been turned over to the stock gambler. My friends, as long as our government receives its financial inspiration from railroad wreckers and stock jobbers and money grabbers, this nation will so legislate that it w ill he more profitable to be a non-producer than to go to work and produce something. (Applause.) YO! CANNOT TRUST THE FINANCIAL WISDOM OF YOUR STI )C K M ALK ET MANIPUL A -TOUS IN TIMES OF PEACE, NOR CAN YOU TRUST THEIR PATRIOTISM IN TIME OF WAL. (Applause.) The president of the United States lias pursued this financial policy until these stock manipulators have slobbered over him with praise, but the moment he asserted an American policy these money changers deserted him and he had to look to the yeomanry of the country for support. Just as tongas our money is controlled by a few financiers who use tire scarcity of the plenty of it to run the stock market, just so long we shall barter national honor, just so long w e shall stand in the attitude of servile depended upon foreign pity and foreign compassion. I am not a believer in war, except as a last resort. I am in favor of the Continued on Sib Case. W c have, and none will deny it, the most stylish, perfect tilting and best made line of Fall and Winter Slothing hver offered in this locality. Call and we will [Hove our assertions. 9/m Yours for Squaro Dealing, lf. I. Misdo & Co. Bicycles At Wholesale Prices. USTote tile Following: Monthly Payments. S«5.00 00.00 48.00 45.00 SIM •    13.00 Cm) SM) 57 45 42 JO JO do ii RAMBLERS..... TELEGRAM*, GENEVAS..... PATEE*...... LINDSAYS, (a few rented few times) TLI BUN ll, second hand, (cost 3100) Pl K ES at your own price, Lilt as they are dear at any prier, we recommend them. UN 1.1 KU his hack-a Hey “Duketdiip” we are rod endowed with immoitaiitv and therefore do not expect to “be here when all others are gone ” but in view oi the fact that w e handle many tidies more wheels than a1) other dealers here combined, we cain soli you u wheel at the same uric** t retail dealer can buy it at w hofmie. Wheels to Rent at Very Reasonable Rates MINNESOTA BICYCLE CO. General Agents Minnesota A Iowa, Telegram Bicycles Retail Salesroom, Yellow Front Repair Shop, Wist Claik Stmt. Olson & Thune, &f>    ^ MERCHANT TAILORS Skillful and Hcliuble Work Guaranteed. % rn # # Repairing of All Kinds of Furs a Specially. Ladies’ Cloaks IVlade to Order, Stylishly ami at Moderato Pue* s. Over Cash Grocery Store*. Albert Lea,

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