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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - September 2, 1896, Albert Lea, MinnesotaTimes £    * $ Twenty lliouband Eyes f **    ^ I See the Standaud S s Every Week of the Year. ? c    5 - Standard Advertising Is Not Lowest in Price, But Is Highest in Value. , VOT,.ALBERT LEA, MINN., WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 189C. NO. 36 SILVER ,;W GOOD ENOUGH, And noes a long ways towards buying CLOTHES .of S. STRAUSS. CO    %!    C_J No matter how low and depreciated Silver may be, its purchasing power retains its high standard here. Just note the magic force of Silver if applied to S. STRAUSS: Aq; g ^ Ll || will buy the BEST OVERALL in the work!, made of 9 oz, heavy denim, full, OI I VCI I let 11 large cut, and warranted not to mr. A Silver Half and Quarter    “tt,n* Working^ Four Silver Quarters wUM‘u>an all wool cheviot pants. Silver if Applied on Suits wmk WWM,e"wit"YOrn.s ai.ways. lUTSINKSH CAUD>. VV. t. TODD. r a LJ house blocs, Albert Lea, Minn. A W VK II. OFFICE IN TUE NEW OPEKA A. U. MAYLAND. I AW YEH. KOOM 2. PAIK STOKE HCII. l>-i u injr, Albert Lea, Minn. lf ii f HENRY A. MORGAN. Attorney at law. county attok- uev. Cilice In Gulbrandson Block, Broad-way. Albert l.ea, Minn. R. S. FARNSWORTH. A TTOKNEY AT LAW. PRACTICES IN ALL xjl the courts. Careful attention given to commercia! amt other catted Ions, Office lu Wedge A Harlow Co., Block. Rooms I and 2. Albert Lea. Minn    SS—94. BUEL & CHURCH, IT KAL ESTATE, LAW, INSURANCE, J V Loans ami Collections. Houses for Sale aud Kent. OflAcc ill Opera Block, Albert I**a, Minn    8in6 J. M. TODD, M. D. OHYSICIAN ANI) SURGEON. OFFICE L Iii rear of Briggs’ Drug Store; hospital on Fountain street. Albert Lea. W. C. MERRILL. Dentist, officers new opera house block, rooms 3 aud I, Albert Lea Minn. H. A. PAINE, A RCI I IT Et :T AND BUILDER. PLANS XY drawn and coni rads taken for all classes of work in city ami country. Albert Lea, Minn.    .    15*1 DOCTOR NISSEN. / I RA DU ATK FROM NORWAY. OFFICE l l over Lion Drug Store, Broadway, Albert Lea. Mluh. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. / till NCO PIN CAMP NO 835 HOLDS BEOU-Y2 lar meetings at Odd Fellows’ Hall every first aud third Wednesday evenings of each month.    J.    I) CLARK, V. O. J It. HALVORSEN, Clerk. Fall Dress Goods UNDERWEAR, Gloves, Mittens and Hosiery, Daily Arriving. Best Assortment of Housewives Remember That Ih»* ICE put by the Albert Lea Ice Co. was taken from the PUREST part of Fountain Lake. Orders for the season taken by CHAS. JORGENSEN or S. S. MALLERY Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER YARD. Best quality of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Building Paper, and Builders’Supplies always on hand and sold at Lowest Market Rales. Yard nu Broadway, South of Court House. C. G. JOHNSRUD. - Manager. Bessesen & Steen DEALERS IN- Watches, Clocks, ^ JEWELRY, SILVERWARE. Kid and Mocha Gloves In the City. All Goods New and Up-to-Date. Geo. H. Emmons & Co. D. HURD & SONS. FISH! -    -*^F1SH! IVE: VY    CD ITCH! Large New White Fish, Large New Trout Fish, IOU). KKR Herring, -IO lh. No. I Family White Fish, Call and Examine our Fish before you buy. YOURS, D. HURD & SONS. Dc 8c 50c 60c * In answer to many inquiries directed to us during last month, we will say that the A watch is a very delicate piece of mechanism, and to "ive satis" •    el    pm faction and wear a lifetime should be cleaned every eighteen months. Has yours been attended to? If not, bring it in. Our prices are low, compatible with good work. Everthiug in Jewelry. NlKHlCAN boccies Have arrived. Come and see them. Will give Rock Bottom Prices.  WE ALSO HANDLE- Baker Perfect Barb Wire, Reliable Gasoline Stoves, Lion Brand Paint, Building Material. Till Work a    IBf- Yours for Good Stock and Low Prices, Hellie Hardware Co. JOHN LIND ACCEPTS. Watch But Don't Wait. Come and take advantage of our great sale of HARDWARE Barb Wire, Buggies, Winona Slat Fence, Paints and Oils, Threshers' Repairs, Packing and all kinds of Oils, Grease, etc. Call and get our prices on Guns and A rn in fi liation lower than ever heard of. Sportsmen! Yours for Hight Dearing and Honest Work, Albert Lea Hardware Co. Candidate of Allied Forces of Reform for Uovernor--riakes a Great Speech Before the Populist State Convention--A Devoted Champion of the People, They Wi.l Elect Him to Regenerate and Rule the State. Sidney M. Owen very appropriately made the speech nominating John Lind for governor in the populist state convention last week; it was one of his greatest efforts and no speech was ever more impressive or awakened a more hearty or enthusiastic response. The nomination was immediately made by acclamation and without a dissenting voice. The convention then appointed a committee to escort Mr. Lind into the convention, and, awaiting Ins coming, proceeded with Hie nomination of a lieutenant governor. But one nomination for lieutenant governor had been made when, from the back of the hall, cries of “Lind!” and “Here lie comes!-’ almost shook the old building. Mr. Lind moved down the side aisle, accompanied by the committee. Every delegate and spectator in the hall were on their feet, waving banners, hats, coats and umbrellas. On a smaller scale it very much resembled Hie ovation tendered William J, Bryan on the occasion of his famous speech in the Chicago convention. With hat in hand, Mr. Lind passed through the side entrance to the stage and for a moment was lost sight of. rile cheers, however, still continued. When Mr. Lind stepped from the left wings out oil the stage in full view’ of the convention the scene, if possible, w'as one of wilder enthusiasm than was that upon his entrance to the hall. For fully two minutes Hie next governor of Minnesota,with his one arm uplifted in an endeavor to quiet the convention, stood waiting for an opportunity to make himself heard. Finally, when order was restored, chairman Ringtlahl introduced Mr. Lind. The mention of the name created another outburst and it was again several moments l>efore the man thus honored could utter a word. Although deeply moved, Mr. Liud was not at a loss for words in which to express his appreciation of the high honor conferred upon him by the convention. Ile spoke as follows: “Gentlemen of the convention: This greeting is sufficient to embarrass any mortal. Not only is this true, but the occasion is unprecedented in this state. Some weeks ago a convention gathered in this city—a convention, nearly, if not quite as large, as this, and nominated me to the highest office in the gift of the people of this state. I have been informed of this nomination through Hie newspapers and by the chairman of the convention, and I presume the formal notification will be sent me later. I shall accept (cheers), but not as a democrat. Neither shall I accept your nomination as a populist. I feel that I have been selected as a citizen of Minnesota to perform a duty which I cannot lay aside. Nor is it a pleasant thing for a man to turn his back upon his party associations and friendships of a lifetime; but when the party to w hich he belonged no longer represents the highest and best aspirations of the man, he were a cow aril did he refuse to abandon its ranks. Organization is necessary in society; the individual is but the atom. So party organization is essential to political action, but when a party fails to represent the best aspirations of the member, it is his duty to withdraw from its counsels and support. I was a republican, anil I would be glad if I could still be a republican, lr was the party of great men, and great deeds w ere done by it iii the nation’s history, but when, for the first time at the recent convention it turned its hack sqarely upon the traditions ti Don which it was founded; when its leaders say that this country is impotent to protect its citizens or to legislate in their behalf, do you blame me for the stand I have taken? (A dozen men in the convention shouted, “No.”) I was a republican because I believed in the doctrine of America for Americans. A few days ago our great leader, William J. Bryan, (Cheers.) said that parties do not make issues; issues make and unmake parties. What. then, are the new issues which have re aligned the parties of this country? They are not mere tribes. The silver question may be described as a determination on the part of the producing classes to overturn tho method by which the non-producers, the drones ol society, reap where they have not sown and gather where they have not strewn. And right in this connection and collateral to it, although not directly mentioned by the Chicago platform, is the right of the American people—all the American people—to rule themselves, and not to be ruled by the classes. Do you think there is any call for the latter issue ? The other day I rode 200 miles on a railroad train and not a line could I buy from the news agent or anyone else on our side of the money question. I have been told that at least one large railway corporation has sent out orders prohibiting the sale of all our campaign books or the distribution by any train men of literature upon the current issues, except the regular campaign hand book. 'They regard us as anarchists. You look like anarchists. (Laughter.) I look like an anarchist. I begin sometimes to feel like it, almost. If you are anarchists, I ani an anarchist, where are the good citizens? The proposition is too absurd to be considered by any sensible man. And they have abandoned it. Then they started in their bulldozing tactics, and if they bad put this off until a week before the election I am afraid we would have been beaten. But the American citizen is the same, whether he works iii the factory, on the farm or in the bank. They have gone too far. They cannot drive tho American people: they will resent it, and iii that is our hope of salvation. These are the issues, nationally. But it is just as essential that u:e should get rid of the ring which has hung about the throat of tho state of Minnesota as it is that we should correct the national abuses. Mind, I do not say that all the institutions of the state have been mismanaged. On the contrary, I am ready to say that most of our institutions are well and ably managed. But there are a few, however, which are not. lf this were not so it would not have been necessary for the state auditor, six weeks ago, to have come out in a public circular urging the several institutions to curtail their expenses. It w’ould not be true that, in spite of the decrease iii the cost of all the commodities and supplies used, the cost of the maintenance of these institutions had increased per capita. This shows that greater economy is needed in our state institutions. There are also other matters needing attention. One of these is the matter of taxation. Our tax laws are in a lamentably bad shape. I have not reference to any definite intention on the part of anyone to do wrong, but the fact remains, nevertheless, that our present taxes fail heaviest, not only upon the farms and farmers but upon all other property used in production. In Brown county we lost to the state over $15,000 because the railroad companies were inlluential enough to have the property exempted from tax sale until it was outlawed. I have another matter which, if my health is spared, I hope to show' the people of this state indicates the most rotten condition of affairs they have ever had called to their attention, ((’beers and applause.) Let me tell you something. You are iii the same boat w ith me. Let Hie opposition press talk as they will; let them say what they can against me. If they say aught that is true that convinces anyone of you that it would he wrong to vote for me, I hope you will vote against me. There was a story published in the St. Baul Dispatch the other day in which I am referred to as an infidel, the article claiming to pul>-lish some of my words. That is the most damnably false fabrication that was ever put in black and white. I ain not here to discuss my religion. You are too sensible to care anything about what I believe. That Is my business, and is an affair between myself and my Creator alone. But this shows to what desperate straits these men are driven. Was there ever anything more repugnant to good citizenship or more distinctly un-American? They *ay I am in pay of the miller's association. I have had two cases for which I w;ls the attorney for millers, one was in my own town and the other is in La Crosse. On the first I compelled the railroads to reduce their unjust discrimination against the mills along the Southern Minnesota line, so that they have all been able to run the last two years. And the other I shall win in spite of the Milwaukee road. The fact of the matter is that the rates on the Southern Minnesota railroad have actually increased from IO to 25 pot cent In the past IO years, in spite of the reduction of prices generally. I am not a farmer. I cannot afford to he one. But w hen I was a boy my father was a farmer, and I spent much of my life on his farm, whirl* is about ten miles from New ll in. I want to give some figures which I am sure that the daily newspapers will not publish. It is on the silver question. and I think you have already heard something in the same line before. It is this; When I was on the farm, back in 18v2 4, we raised on an average 2,UJU bushels of wheat. Our market w as Chicago, and the average price of wheat u is StjOI for those years. It cost us ll cents a hundred to semi the wheat to Chicago, and jls a result the freight on the wheat cost us alxmt one-tenth of the gross receipts. During the past three years, under the contracting gold standard, wheat brought iii the Chicago market on an average of 02 cents, and it cost us ll* cents a hundred to send it to Chicago. So that the freight was really one cent higher a hundred, and it cost, too, instead of one-tenth, one-fifth to haul it to market. This blessed gold standard is the slickest scheme to rob you of your earnings that was ever invented. Were you not surprised this morning to read what Mr. McKinley said about the farmer and the price of w heat? Ile said that it did not make any difference to the farmer w hether he received high or low prices on his wheat so long as the price of everything else was equally high. Why, if Mr. McKinley was here on a farm in Minnesota he would himself vote for Bryan. I can not bring money into this campaign, neither can I bring a great deal of physical energy. You have honored me and I win make the best light I know bow. I will bring to the administration of the state, if I arn elected, clean hands, an honest heart and a J determination to do the right thing by all interests.” Then followed another outburst of enthusiasm which further emphasized the kindly feeling toward the nominee and the approval of his utterances. Mr. Lind spoke extemporaneously and with much feeling. His utterances were pointed and emphatic and were thoroughly well received. Seldom, if ever, did a body of thoughtful men give closer attention and show keener appreciation of a candidate’s utterances and honesty than was shown by that large convention. The little talk of ten or fifteen minutes was frequently interrupted by applause and the nominee must certainly have felt entirely at home in the presence of this, the first populist convention from which lie ever- received favor. Homeseekers Excursion Over the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad will be run on Aug. 18, Sept. 1,15, 29, Oct. 6 and 20. From all points to Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming. Colorado, I tall, Minnesota, iowa, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Arkansas. Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and other territory. The rate one fare for tile round trip. plus 02.00 Tickets good for twenty days. For full particulars call on or write any agent of the Minneapolis A St. Louis Railroad company,or address A. ll. Cults, Gen. Lass. A Ticket Agt., Minneapolis, Minn. — — - - - — "Best Paper in Minnesota.’’ Pit hiisher 8 ta nda rd: Please find inclosed $1.50 for which send roe the Freeborn < ’minty STANDARD, the hest paper in the state of Minnesota, obliging Yours truly, John A. Kennedy. Rochester, Minn., Box 671.  --- Great Bargain in Hardwood Timber. I have for sale 1500 acres best kinds of hardwood timber, near to railroad in central Minnesota at a great bargain. Large profits can be made in sawing it with portable mill and shipping hardwood lumber. 27tf    JI.    G.    Day, Standard Ottice A Dishonest Juggler of Political Records. Editor of the standard: I listened to the speech of Mr. Mc- J (’leary Saturday night, and did so be- | cause he had been heralded as one of ; the best of the gold standard debaters. I had previously expressed a belief, after careful study, that they have not an argument which Is not honey-1 combed with fallacies and his seemed I no exception to the rule. With as much delicacy as the case will allow, I am compelled to say, lie is , an accomplished player upon words, a ! juggler with facts and withal lacking I the essential element of conscientious-! ness. The first hour and a half of the j speech was substantially devoted to an i affirmation that the two metals never • bad and never could be maintained at a parity. Here be shows an utter lack of candor. Books on the monetary ; question are amply supplied with veri- j lied tables showing that parity in the , metals was maintained for more than ! 200 years prior to ’73 w ithout a Aneta-| at ion of 2 per cent, and it was riot un- « til after the vicious act of that year j that Hie difference liecame marked. A i simple statement of this fact, which! common honesty demanded of the | speaker, would have given his whole! case away. But in this broad state- j merit be proved too much. Ile adds j one more link to the chain of evidence j that all talk about—an international agreement is a delusion and a vote-catching snare. He says in substance: ; “It can t lie done and we don’t want! it.” To support his statement that parity could not be maintained lie calls I attention to the early periods of our own history when first one metal and then the other left us. Here again he showed bis lack of candor and purposely mislead by withholding a fact that would have explained the whole mat- 1 ter. While all the powers were using a, 15}{ to I ratio we, a handfull of people, i too weak to make a market for but lit- j lie of the money metals, attempted first 15 to I and then 16 to I ratio, thus go-j ing a half point each side of them. i lf j course, w e could not keep our metals J together under those conditions, and I yet this explanatory fact the speaker was careful to conceal. Agami, n speaking of the 1853 act he ‘ proclaimed that the silver dollar was ; there demonetized because no mention I was made of it, well knowing that it! . bad l»een provided for ever since 1792,f and as this, the 1853 act, was only to j provide for and regulate the smaller I coins, halves, quarters, dimes, etc, I there was no call for any reference to J 1 a standard dollar already iii existence. I A little further on, obliged to con-1 fess that more or less of these were I coined between 53 and ’73, be invents a fiction that those who had silver got i the government to coin it to verify its ! weight and fineness, so that they could sell it, not as money but as bullion. Of all the stultifying inventions yet re- j sot ted to this is the weakest. Again, he spoke of an order by Jeff^r- i son to the mint director to stop the I coinage of silver dollars, which is true. His lack of candor lay in the fact that ! he sized up his audience and carefully j concealed the reason given for this , order, viz: that there was such a scarcity of subsidiary money that all the silver then in sight was needed for ! change, lie dwells long upon the fact J that only about 08,OU),HOO of standard dollars found their way to our mints, (ow ing to difference in European ratio j which as before stated, be didn’t ex- j plain), but carefully conceals the fact J that the needs for silver were so great that 01(k)jOOOtOOH of Mexican coinage were invited in and made legal tender. I w’hile 0135,OHO,0(JU more were put ! through our mints in the form of subsidiary money. But what are we to think of this: Referring to the crime of 73 he ignored the whole array of proofs and told the audience that he had a copy of the original draft which showed that the standard dollar was dropped from the start. The explanation is this: The conspiracy was hatched in 1869. After the work WOS planned ami one or more drafts made, the conspirators, fearing to arouse the country, sent to the bons?* committee the bill finally agreed upon. Mr. Kelley of Pennsylvania was chairman of that committee, and presented the bill. This gentleman afterwards retired from the management of it aud Mr. Hooper of Massachusetts took his place. Now, the origiiuif bill. which Mr. McCleary claims to have, is not the bill that was finally sent to the bouse. We will call Mr. Kelley, chairman of the committee, to the stand. Ile says: “I reported it; it contained provisions for both the standard silver dollar and the trade dollar.” (Cong. Record, vol. ti, page 1231, 46th congress, 1st session.) Aud yet Mr. McCleary, knowing these facts, leaves his audience to infer that the draft which he claims to carry is a copy of the original that was presented to congress. lie tells us that silver is unlimited legal tender: but he was careful to conceal the fact that his party has secured the enactment of a clause which defeats the legal tender quality of silver, iii the making of any contract, and that under this his clients of the money centers are degrading that metal every day to the inferior rank of tokens; that the government has practically completed its degradation by refusing to treat it as legal tender in Hie payment of bonds and treasury notes, amt that his party proposes to continue this policy. These are important facts, facts that authorizes us lo affirm that silver is not now a legal tender iii any trim sense. NY hy did he conceal thew facts? But this is enough to show the character of educators employed. I have already had occasion to speak of others of the same kind. ILG. Parker. Albert Lea, Aug. 31. H First -A.rriNra.ls in Dress Goods k Silks Our autumn stock will stand the test. Never was a finer array of first-clam goods at very reasonable prices offered to the public than we can show you this autumn. Come early for first choice. We have bought for cash, and if honest, stylish and seasonable goods at low prices is an object to you, our store is where you should come. Carpets. Standard Qualities and Lowest Prices give us the most successful Carpet Department in the city. Our Eel & Drapery Shirt Waists. Some rare “snaps” offered to close out the remainder of the Hummer stock of Ladies* Shirt YY’aists. Great Sacrifice Sale of Departments are complete and should merit your inspection, ( all and see the goods and get prices. Grocery Dept. Crackers. Crackers. II. G. Soda Crackers, per IL. II. IL Ginger Snaps, per IL. -II. G. Assorted Cookies, per IL. II. G. Lemon Gems, per IL. All other goods in proportion. 3c 3*c 4Jc 4*c J I- Ii I id 0 X H B I r Store. Our New Line of Boys* and Children's Are here and every suit a inoney-saver, Loth in Quality and price. See our SmbTnatfon S lifts Ages I to 15, consisting of Jacket, two pair of Pants and Gap. \ on will have no other. W. W. JOHNSON * (0. Tile OlotlYiers. Bicycles At Wholesale Prices. IsTote "tin© Following:I Monthly Payments. Cash.RAMBLERS..... 885.00 080.75TELEGRAMS, . 60.00 57.00GENEVAS, .... 48.00 45.60PATERS,..... 45.00 42.75Ll MISA VS, la few rented few times) 32.00 30.00TRUH N Ii, second hand,(coot 011*6) - 32.00 30.00IM K ES at your own price, Inst as they are dear at any price, we do notWaterville Excursions. I Im M. St. L. railroad company will sell excursion tickets to Waterville and return as follows: Each Saturday train No. I, leaving Albert Lea J at 3 p. iii. at 01.25; each Sunday, train No. 5, leaving Albert Lea ai 5:!5 a. in. at 01.00, all tickets good to return on train No. 6. arriving at Albert Le a at 10:45 p. rn. Sunday. J. \Y\ Kinsey, Agent — —. — For Ocean Steamship Tickets Via the Beaver Line from Montreal-*}!tehee to Liverpool, or via any steamship lim* crossing the Atlantic, at lowest rates for first cabin, second cabin and steerage, both outw ard and prepaid, apply to E. A. Bliss, agent, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rf., at Albert I-ea, or address C P. Wenham. Gen. Steamship Agent, 48 Adams St., Chicago, III. recommend them. ON Ll K K his I Kick-alley “Dukeabip" we are not endowed with immortality and therefore do not expect to “be bere when all others are gone,” but in view of tin* taut that we handle many times more wheels than all other dealers hero «*oin Iii tied, we eau sell y* hi a wheel at I he same price a retail dealer can bin ital wholesale. Wheels to Rent at V< ry Reasonable Rates. MINNESOTA BICYCLE CO. Ueucral Agents Minnesota & Iowa, Telegram Bicycles. Retail Salesroom, Yellow Front Repair Shop, W«st Clark Street. CASTORIA Don’t Stnn Tobacco For Infants and Children. Tbs tie-cl ai lo elgaatur# cf Suddenly, to do ho Im injurious rn UM nervous system. liaeo-Curo is tilt? only run* that cure* wink? you use tobacco. It Is Hold with a written guarantee that '(tret* Imxe* will cure .my case, no matter bow bud. Haeo-Curo is vegetable and bunnies*; it Ila* cured Utons.oKis, it will cure you. At all drim#isis, Vl.oo per I I sax, ti boxes    VV    rite for testimonials aud tjookJet. Eureka I ‘hem.cal 4k VIL?. Co., LaUnwue, Win., and — ck *51%t. I ik*to“’ BactyCiiro I* *n>ld by the Briggs Dreg Co. i Albert l^a. Winn.

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