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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - October 28, 1896, Albert Lea, Minnesota Time *¥%%%%%%%    W%%%%    V* | Twenty Thousand^Eyes I See the Standakd s Every Week of the Year. %HWiUi%%UiUiU%nU%UtUVt VOL. XXXIX. ALBERT LEA, MINN., WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 1896. How Dollars are Made. Is Not Lowest in Price, But Is Highest in Value. NO. 44 BXSSHBj5&52kifefcl5S-5flC»?£ Si. Hay ;■»    . MBOBK BBBMSBa As a rule they are coined at the U. S. mint. That is one way. Another way to make them is by holding up a bank, get on your “bike” and have your head blown off afterwards. The best arni safest way to make DOLLARS is by going through S. Strauss and “Hold him Up” for your winter’s need of Clothing. We are saving you great big Dollars on our............ $5.00 All Wool Suits, $5.00 Frieze Ulsters, $2.00 Boys’ Suits. 'I he saving of a Dollar on a Fur Coat may not be so very noticeable at time of purchase, but there’s a saving of a good many Dollars in buying your Furs of us, considering that in wearing a............ Gordon & Ferguson Guaranteed Coat, The Big We never snit! so easy. Yet we sell at a fair profit, and every sale carries extremely good values and satisfaction with it. We can’t keep our DRESS ROODS because every-iKxiy wants them. All Wool 221c to $4 per yard. OUR Arrangements with a great Fur 4 factory will enable us to Sell Furs At Prices Not Named This Season. Bro’s Dept. Store. How Dollars Are Made. : A'S U'mV'o T C°T' at ,hc Uniied States mint. Another way to make Dollar, » by savm«; this can be done by buying at 7 Nelson brothers’ Store. You are wearing the VERY BEST. YOURS ALW AYS, The New Collar The New Cuffs. The New Box Front. p O' Have given away a good many of those beautiful Clocks. You can get I . AJ. one too ky getting your winter outfit of    S.    Strauss. L BUSINESS CARD8. W. E. TODD. J AW YEH. OFFICE IN7 THE NEW OPEKA l_J house blocK, Albert Lea, Minn. A. U. MAYLAND. A WY EK. ROOM 2, FAIR STOKE BUI LD-iug, Albert Lea, Minn.    24*f HENRY A. MORGAN, A TTO RN EY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOR-J.Y Dev. Office in Gulbraiulson Block, Broadway. Albert Lea, Mhm. R. S. FARNSWORTH. ATTORNEY AT LAW. PRACTICES IN ALL tile courts. Careful attention given lo commercial and other collections. Oftiee in Wedge A Barlow Co., Block. Rooms I aud 2. Albert Lea, Minn.    39-94. WHAT EUGENE V. DEBS SAID EDW. A. CHURCH. (Successor to Duel & Church.) TD KAL ESTATE, LAW, INSURANCE, ll Loans and Collections. Houses for Sale and Kent. Office in Opera Block, Albert l>-a, Minn__  8m6 J. M. TODD, M. D. 'PHYSICIAN ANI) SURGEON. OFFICE l in 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 Miuu. H. A. PAINE, A RCHITECT AND BUILDER. PLANS drawn and contracts taken lur all classes of work in city and country. Albert Lea, Miuu.    i5yl DOCTOR NISSEN. GI RADU ATE FROM NORWAY. OFFICE r over Lion Drug Store, Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. f UUNCOPIN CAMP NO 835 HOLDS REGULA tar meetings at Odd Fellows’ Hall every first aud third Wednesday evenings of each month.    J.    D. CLARK. V.C. LR. HALVORSEN, Clerk. Doctor Wilcox, PHYSICIAN and surgeon, albert L Lea, Mum. Having iully regained his health and equipped himself with DrU-c'ass driving burses and carriages, Is now better pro-pared, and will more (in logily hii-w. r en IU to the country than ever. The doctor do s not oui) j keep on hand a first-class slipp y ut siiigiea! instr uineuts, etc , but keeps ami dism ases his own medicine*, a large supply of which he carries with him when going into the country Address. Du. It. Ii. WILCOX, Corner Clark .md Washington Streets, 38tf    Albert    Lea.    Mhm. d Ami press them so tin y look like new Special Rates for Filmily Washing. At Minneapolis--“Scathing Arraignment of the Soulless Money Power. Mr. Debs spoke as follows : ‘*1 regard the present political contest as the most important iii the history of our country. I am pronounced in the belief that the result will be a triumph of American manhood over British gold. The condition of affairs in our beloved country is indeed deplorable. The American citizen has both the will and the mind to undo some of the wrongs which have been indicted. The time has come for a change. This much needed change will be brought about by peaceful and constitutional lines. The American people are patient and long-suffering. But they cannot endure forever. They have finally become aroused. “I am not going to arouse your passions. We are all interested ’in the republic. I am not here as a democrat, nor as a populist. I am appealing to you as an American citizen, interested with you all in the future of this land that ought to be great and glorious. This is something more than a political movement. It is a movement which embraces in its consequences all the workers of the country—the entire country—not the workers of the west alone, nor of the south, nor indeed of the east. I am not a pessimist. I have an abiding faith in the American people and their fairness, their loyalty and their patriotism. But what has the republican party to offer as a remedy for the evils which afllict us today? (A voice, “Nothing but a lot of broken promises.”) “The republican party offers increased tariff taxation. Even the republican party did not have the hardihood tv declare in favor of the single gold standard. I am in no sense prejudiced against the rich. But as between the rich and the poor I am for Hie poor because the rich can take care of themselves." Mr. Debs then referred to the supreme court, and dealt with that august body for a while. Ile said the income tax was a good and righteous thing. INCOME TAX. manhood, the press will allude to them as being parties to ‘a conspiracy.’ This power has asserted itself more of late years than ever before in the history of our country. This same power has dominated the republican party. “The party assembled in nationa convention in St. Louis a few months ago. That convention was called to order by a corporalioa attorney. Every defier of law is on the republican side in this fight. “Let us name a few of the crown princes in the republican ranks today, These eminent men are quadrennially given to a spasm of friendship for the working people. It is a periodical affliction. It is not sulliciently severe to do them any harm. Take Chauncey M. Depew’, for instance, Hie man who is I i •I ii j 5 rn J •I 4 4 The New . . A    /    i    A Airt Lea Steam Laundry. 18. <E Thompson, Proprietor. 43v I Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER YARD. finest quality of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Building Raper, and Builders’Supplier always on hand and sold at Lowest Market Rates. Yard on Broadway, South of Court House Manager. C. G. JOHNSRUD. JMB HAVE AGENTS ’    but    sell direct to tbe consumer at wholesale prices Ship anywhere for examination before sale Kvoiythinu warranted I OO st y lesof Carriages, OO stylesoi Harness, 41 styles Hiding Muddles. Write for catalogue ELKHART w. B PRATT, Seer, Carriage A Harness Mfg. Ca Elkhart, Ind. “it was a law that taxed the wealth of the country. Kilt the highest judicial authority iii the land declared it unconstitutional. In declaring the law unconstitutional the supreme court usurped the legislative functions of the government, lf instead of taking the wealth, the congress of the country had enacted that lite poor be taxed, the supreme court would never have declared the law unconstitutional, ’t he opinions of three judges of that court, not demagogues or cranks or anarchists, say that this decision of their fellows on Hie bench is in the nature of a revolution. “The decision was a complete surrender to the money power. This is not the declaration of a wild eyed anar-j chist, but the calm, deliberate judg-1 blent of'softic of the men who constitute that judicial tribunal. I cannot but recall the appearance and the language of that grand man, Lyman Trumbull, who was engaged in the defence of myself and colleagues, when after trying to accomplish something for his clients, he said: “Mr. Debs, we are hopelessly, helplessly at the mercy of tile money power, as represented by the courts." “This powerdias entered the White I louse at the trout door. It lias compelled the issue of bonds at times of absolute peace. It is the power which has debauched Use congress of tile United States. It is the power that endangers the perpetuity of the American republic. The power of tile corporation is seen on all hands. The corporation has neither soul nor conscience. The corporation is the creation of law, invisible but all powerful. It is the corporation tiiat has reduced American labor to the level of Russian serf. The corporation nowadays presumes to buy your American citizenship as well as your labor. If you rebel against the tyranny of this power you are blacklisted, you are hounded, you are persecuted, you are driven from pillar to post. and your only relief is in suicide, JI the railroad managers of tho country get together to enforce these tyrannical methods the press of tile count ry speaks of the representatives of the companies as ‘holdinga conference.’ If the working men get together in tile hope of devising means whereby they may protect themselves, their families and their An Historic Prediction. “As a result of the war CORPORATIONS HAYE BEHN ENTHRON ED AND AN ERA OF CORRUPTION IN HIGH PLACES WILL FOLLOW. THE MONEY POWER OF THE COUNTRY WILL ENDP: A VGR TO PROLONG ITS REIGN BY WORKING UPON TUE PREJUDICES OF THE PEOPLE UN J IL A LL THE WEALTH IS AGGREGATED IN A FEW II ANDS, and the republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for tile safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may be groundless. These are startling words. Did Bryan speak them? He is uttering like sentiments. Did some “anarchist" utter them? No. They are the words of Abraham Lincoln, and they should be a solemn .warning to every voter, to every patriot to vote to dethrone the eorpomtiom and trusts, to overthrow their rule, and to defeat Mark Hanna, their manager and McKinley who is their candidate. coming west to tell the railroad boys how to vote, and who speaks of ‘we railroad employes.’ This mogul is drawing his $40,000 or $50,000 as a salary for looking after the interests of the Vanderbilts. Ile knows a great deal more about the dukes and duchesses of Europe than he does about the railroad employes of tiffs country, or than he does about the American people. It was in ISIK) that the system of railroad which pays him that ’princely salary reduced the wages of its men. When the men were watched and hounded by Pinkertons Mr. Depew was away in Europe, witnessing ‘The Passion Play.’ Ile is now appealing to the American working people. “Henry C. Payne is the next man in the list of McKinley’s crown princes. Iii' has done all he can do against organized labor. “Who is the next un the list? (A voice, “Powderly. ”) Geo. M. Pullman I saw the other day the announcement of a conference lie tween Cep. M. Pullman and Mark Hanna. I suppose these two men were trying to devise some plan by which the workingman's dollar would not be cut in two. I would ask ii these)two men have not done everything they possibly could do to injure the working people of the country ? “Henry 0. Frick, lf Frick has any conscience he sees the ghosts of his murdered victims passing in ghastly review in the midnight hour. “Mark Hanna. (Vigorous and general groaning.) I do not want to do this man any injustice. I could not if I would. I cannot even do him justice. This man is the owner and proprietor of the republican candidate for president. I have nothing to say against Major McKinley. The major was in financial trouble. With great discernment Hanna saw in McKinley promising presidential timber. Ile and Mr. Kohlsaat helped the major out of his money troubles. These men have a mortgage on the republican presidential nominee, and in the event of his election—which God forbid-they will foreclose this mortgage at once. ‘They are animated by selfish, sordid motives. They would not hesitate to betray their country if they could be the gainers thereby. All the men who are Corn of greed are on the one side in this conflict. J say it is time for other people ALL OUR 4 to 12 years. Nov. 7, Special Day. GAGE Half Price Saturday, Nov. 7th. Special. Tho Clonk Neilton . . We are in the midst of. Our cron lied show rooms indicate that we are at the head of the Coat, Gape ami \\ rap trade of this city. Our special order day. Saturday, Oct. 17th. was a fabulous success, bringii ** custom*Ta from 40 to HO miles distance. \\ f cannot mention the details of ti*is d. part met.t. but ask any of the many phased buyers who have pitnrbasn! from us, and they will give us the best advertising any firm can have. Muffs, Scarfs, Fur Capes, Fur Jackets and Fur Lined Cloth Garments Cash has a Leverage "‘“LY; rsese**    ^    ,oday> horn** lines of desirable goods vanishes. HAYDEN & CO. itll Bn’s tau Still. to combine as a matter of self protection. MAN BEFORE THE DOLLAR. “We live iii a great age. This struggle in which we are engaged is one for humanity. The theory of our government according to Abraham Lincoln is 'Lite is of more consequence than property. The man before the dollar.’ We see today the words of the great Lincoln literally interpreted. We see the man before the dollar supplicating on bended knee fertile right to live (applause and laughter) in the presence of the dollar,the dollar which we have deified, we prostrate ourselves—in the presence of the almighty dollar we are the slaves. There are those who view with alarm our condition. They view with alarm the tendency to deify the dollar and place it above all other things; above human life arid tlesh and Mood. There are people who look with alarm upon these things and wonder whether the grand old ship of siate will be equal to the task of weathering the storm. I am persuaded that the grand old ship which has weathered all of the storms that have beset this government, that has passed through every peril, will bring us into the port of prosperity where human life is above the almighty dollar and where character and manhood hold the place that they should among mankind (applause). “The people of this country are thinking more intelligently than ever before. This is true of the workingmen of this country. The workingmen are begin- Vote for Bry an and Break This f Mighty Power.    j) In an interview last spring in { the Chicago Inter Ocean, Chaum t cey M. Depew, President of the C New York Central Railroad,said: £ “There are 50 men in New York J who can, in 24 hours, stop every )• wheel on all railroads, close every > door of all our manufactories, j! lock every switch of all the tele- j. graph lines, and shut down every I* coal and iron mine in the United J States. They can do so because i. they control the money which the >* country produces.”    > r Tmrv vrnrvTTV mug to think for themselves. They will not longer supplicate humbly for their rights. They will not demand that they be given theirs by force. But with the ballot that falls as lightly as winter snow, yet does the work of lightning from heaven will they light in the future and insure to themselves their rights—their equal rights with the corporations and the trusts and the elements that seek to crush them down and make them slaves. (Applause.) “It is labor that draws out the shining rails from the molten ore and transforms them into the wagon roads of commerce. It is labor that makes the fleeces from the animals of the field and manufactures them into articles of commerce. It is labor that fells the green plumed forest monarch and transforms it into lumber with the gang saw. It is labor that controls the black cavalry of commerce and shapes the destinies of the commercial world. It is labor that goes into the golden harvest held and garners the grain and makes it into bread. And shall not labor come to its own ? Let labor everywhere take hope. The cross is bending and labor will soon be endowed with its rights. (Tumultuous applause.) “GOVERNMENT BY INJUNCTION.” “I have said that the money power dominates this government of ours. This is especially true of our federal judiciary. Government by law in this nation has been supplanted by government by injunction. We do not oppose government bylaw, but we oppose government by injunction, because we want government by law. The federal courts have from the time of Thomas Jefferson been constantly increasing their powers in the interests of the money power and the corporations. Tile judicial net has been spread to catch Hie minnows, but it has let the whales slip through. (Tumultuous applause.! The injunction has been the oppressor of the poor. Did you ever hear of it being used to aid the poor ? (Cries of ‘No, No, No.’) “You remember Judge Jenkins of the federal court. And I want to say right here something about the Northern Bacitic railroad. The Northern Pacific road has been the goose that lias been plucked by the railroad wreckers, every time there has been so much as a pin feather in sight. (Laughter.) In tact it seems to be a sort of a general plan to palm off wrecked railroads on this government every time they are wrecked. There is a suspicion in some circles that if the government can operate a wrecked railroad it can operate the railroads before they are wrecked. (Loud cheers.) “The Northern Pacific, just as soon as it was wrecked, applied to Judge Jenkins for an order restraining the wages of the men employed on the road and just as soon as the application was made, Jenkins issued an order reducing the pay of the railroad men. When this was accomplished the receivers of the road went a step further. They asked for a second order restraining the men who were employed on the Northern Pacific from leaving the employ of that road, and, of course, Judge Jenkins issued the second order. There you have it. The United States government reduced the wages of the men working on the road and it said they should not quit work. It was a clear case of the government holding up a large body of workingmen and going through their pockets. (Applause.) lf it is proper to reduce wages by injunction, i want to know if it isn’t the proper tiling to increase them by injunction? if it is the proper thing to secure a restraining order to prevent men from quitting the I    tUJl. BY THE ETERNAL! I WIEL SEE WHO IS GOIN. TOELLE, T11E MON E V P( > \\ EROH THE PEOPLE. ANDREW JACKSON. was * unlife, was i A»»- employment of railroads, why isn’t it the proper thing to prevent the railroads from discharging their employes? \\ herever troops have been called out they have been asked to suppress or oppress workingmen. Have we one kind of law for tho workingman and another kind of law for the rich man? (Cries of ‘Yes, yes, yes.’) COMPLIMENTS JUDGE CALDWELL. “I am not opposed to judges as a class. In the presence of such a judge as Henry Clay Caldwell I doff my hat. (Prolonged applause.) Were all judges of the federal bench and of this country of such integrity, the people would have far more confidence in their judiciary than they do now. This judge says that the nomination of William Jennings Bryan is the greatest since that of Abraham Lincoln. (Prolonged and enthusiastic applause.) He declares that it is providential and I quite agree with him. (Renewed applause.) “But in contradiction to the jK*ition j which Judge Caldwell has taken I want I to call jour attention to Judge Handy,1 of the federal court. It has not been ; long since Judge Dandy sentenced a tramp to the penitentiary for life for stealing a cent from a mail carrier, and a millionaire banker of Kansas City, I who had stolen a million from the pour ! people ot that state got two years for J his offense. What mockery in the name of justice! Iii some of our courts today I justice has become a purchasable quail- j tity. I make no especial plea f*#r the poor, but why should they alone bear ‘ the penalty. When the tramp was sen- [ fenced to the penitentiary he had to I bear the full penalty of his crime, but when the millionaire went, his cell was changed to a palace. Then* was a br us-» sels carpet on the floor and he had all I of the luxuries and his employment 1 was made easy. There are thousands 1 of people who would be glad to be sen- I fenced under the conditions of the mil-; bonaire; but the poor tramp! Ile sentenced to hard labor and to th* certainties and rigors of a prison all because he stole a cent What the difference? A million dollars, plause, and cries of *11 it him again.* j I “A great many people oppose agita-1 tion. It is a question whether to hav*. i agitation or stagnation. I’utrick Hemy I said: AN e must all hang together oz we will all hang separately.’ Patrick Henry ! was an agitator. (Laughter.) Hounder stood that if the revolution failed they would all hang. 'There were tories in those days and they were afraid to do anything. They didn’t want to go to war tor fear that stupe one would get killed. i Laughter.) And we have tories pow. The patriots who were for independence, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Jay and a whole lot of others, re plied that if we were going to have war we had better have it at once and then I it would be over with, and their child ! ren would receive the benefits of it. Those patriots achieved our political independence, just as Bryan (applause), I Lind and Owen are going to achieve our financial independence today. < Prolonged applause.) ARE ALL ANARCHISTS. “Tile people leading this modern crusade have been subjected to the charge I of anarchy. I suppose that the father of his country when he first proposed to shake elf the fetters of England and establish this government was called an anarchist. (Applause.) It has come to this stage, that if a man is not called <in anarchist he is a subject of suspicion. His patriotism is in jeopardy. No man ever led a new movement which was directed against the money power without tieing called an anarchist. Some of these days, however, we are going to revise our dictionary and it will have a new definition for anarchy, and under the new definition I will lie surprised if it does not embrace the managers of the republican campaign. (Applause and laughter.) “I am profoundly glad. the good women of this country are with us. (Cheers for the ladies’ Bryan club.) We have their hearts and if we had my way we would have their votes. (Applause.) I have sometimes been called a leader among the laboring men. I want to say that I do not like th© word. A leader implies a follower just as a slave implies a master. In this country let us all be leaders. I would rather follow my own judgment and my own convic- CAPTURED. g i ca test bargains in Winter Clothing ami Inder- wear that ever ESCAPED I HRH the factories of too I Bited Staten, anil our customers receive the REWARD. ' oui-?* tor S(|iiarc I ii W. W. Johnson Co, lf 6 NO SURPRISE rn Continued on Mth Page To the i’lilhic to learn of Hie many carloads of That we are receiving, lf. Impious so often that all are used to it. Home Furniture Company. Olson & Thune, •f-HEiKHAltr foods Skillful and Reliable Work Guaranteed. %    % & ® Repairing of AH Kinds of Furs a Specialty. Ladies' Cloaks Made to Order, Stylishly and ut MtxUralo Br c s. Albert Lea, Over Cash Grocery Store,

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