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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - September 23, 1896, Albert Lea, Minnesotaviuuw, VHH-m w* HW 9 Twenty Thousand Eyes $ See the Standard s % Every Week of the Year. € ^ A A411/iiAi/ XLU v ui tlMUg J Is Not Lowest in Price, ! But Is Highest in Value. 1 VOL. XXXIX. ALBERT LEA, MINN., WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER *23, 1896. NO. 39 Foremost Iii the Clothing Arena IS l^Vont l£niik in Choice of Stock. Newness of Style. Longevity of Qnality. Lowness of Price. First Shot of the Campaign. challenge thercTto produce Boys’ and Small Boys’ Clothing In Strauss’ Styles. In Strauss' Quality. And at Straus^’ Price. New Revelation in Men’s Suits, made up in Strauss’ original way of fitting! Iii (JenVs Furnishings we already record some nice sales. Our New Fancy Shirts and Neckwear are the very Essence of Perfection. YOURS ALWAYS, BUSINESS CARDS. W. E. TODD. T AWYi?R. OFFICE IN THE NEW OPEKA JU bouse blooK, Albert Lea, Minn. HIS SOUND ADVICE. L A. U. MAYLAND. A WY KR. ROOM 2. FAIR STOKS BUI LD-lug. Albert Lea, Miun.    2411 HENRY A. MORGAN, ■TTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOK-nev. Office in Guibrandson Block, Broadway. Albert Lea, Minn. R. S. FARNSWORTH. ATTORNEY AT LA AY. PRACTICES IN ALL Hie courts, Careful attention elven lo commercial aud other collections. Office In Wedge & Barlow Co., Block. Rooms I and 2. Albert Lea, Minn.    39—94. EDW. A. CHURCH. (Successor to liuel & Church.) I^F.AL ESTATE, LAW, INSURANCE. L Loans and Collections. Houses for Sale and Kent. Office In Opera Block, Albert I^ea, Minn  _    ___   8,,,c I M. T^rtO W D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE In rear of Briggs’ Drug Store; hospital on Fountain street, Albert I^ea. W. C. MERRILL, DENTIST. OFFICE IN NEW opera house block, rooms 3 aud 4, Albert Lea Miun. H. A. PAINE, Architect and builder, plans drawn and contracts taken for all classes of work In city aud country. Albert Lea, Minn.    15yl Financier Isaac Staples Recommends Those, Who Favor the Interests of the Country, to Vote for Bryan. Isaac Staples, an old resident and esteemed citizen of Stillwater, now and many years president of the Lu railer mens’ National hank and of the Stillwater Savings hank, was interviewed Thursday of this week upon the financial question. Ile stated that while it was for his personal interests, having accumulated a large property, to vote and lal>or for the success of McKinley and the single gold standard, yet he believed that the interests of the country and particularly the laboring men, would be best subserved by the election of Bryan and the free coinage of gold and silver at our mints DOCTOR NISSEN. ( ^ RA DU ATE FROM NORWAY. OFFICE VT over Lion Drug Store, Broadway, Alb ert Lea, Miun. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. CMI INCOPIN CAMP NO 835 HOLDS KKGU-J lar meetings at Odd Fellows’ Hall every first and third Wednesday evenings of each month.    J.    D. CLARK. V.C. LR. HALVORSEN, Clerk. C. L. COLEMAN- Manufacturer and Dealer in Lute, ft Slii —And All Kinds of— Building Material. Yard at the old stand neat Milwaukee depot. A. J. STADHEIM, Agent. Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER YARD. Best quality of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Building Paper, and Builders’Supplier always on hand and mid at Lowest Market Rates. Yard on Broadway, South of Court House. C. G. JOHNSRUD. Manager. Matson & Pederson, Plow WorliN And Genera! BMsmitiiing. WK Manufacture, Sharpen and Repair Plows of all kinds, and do General Blacksmithing at Most Reasonable Rates. Horseshoeing a Specialty. MATSON & PEDERSON. Cor. Waahin ton and William Streets. to the laboring men who had worked and who had contributed to his success was to vote for Bryan and the silver cause. The Stillwater papers refused to publish this interview, and the people who believe in Bryan and silver were compelled to write out the interview* and post it in conspicuous places throughout the town. There were no ‘•silver barons*’ to contribute to the funds necessary for printing the circulars and consequently the men wrote them as they were taken down from Mr. Staples’ lips arid literally plastered the town with them. This action created utmost consternation among the republican bosses of that ancient berg. The gold standard cause is waning and that eminent Tammany chieftain of free trade cannot help Hie cause. tariff and Silver Protection. Editin' of the Standard: In his speech last Wednesday night senator Davis ridiculed the position taken by certain democrats on the tariff and the free coinage of silver. His remarks would probably not be worth reviewing were they peculiar to him but as they have recently appeared in a number of journals, including the Enterprise, perhaps a few words in explanation may not be amiss. It is contended by the senator that those persons who object to the tariff because it raises prices place themselves in a wholly ridiculous position when they advocate Ute free coinage of silver because it will raise prices. With due difference to the opinions of our senior .senator and the Enterprise I beg to differ; in my mind these positions are not inconsistent as can easily be shown to those who are not obtuse or perverse. Those who oppose a protective tariff do so in part because thereby the prices of certain favored articles are increased, namely: those which receive protection. Such a movement of prices the democrats assert enables the few' to fatten on the many. On the oilier hand the free coinage of silver it is contended would bring about a general rise in prices. Now if this rise were simaitaneous and of equal extent the relations between individuals so far as present transactions are concerned would not be altered. Pre-existing contracts, however, would be vitally affected— that is the relation between creditor and debtor would be altered. The equity of such a change would depend upon whether or not our existing standard has been an appreciating one. I think now it has been shown that a person may object to a measure which will enable certain persons to exact higher prices and favor an act which will result in a general rise of prices without being inconsistent,. <iFORGE (J. TUNELL. Aile rt Lea, Sep. 17, *96. Homeseekers Excursion Over Hie Minneapolis & sr. Loins railroad will be run on Aug. 18, Sept I, lo, 29, < let. (J and 20. From alf points to Kaunas, Nebraska, Wyoming. Colorado, Utah, 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 the round trip plus §2 00 Tickets good for twenty days. For fuil particulars call on or write any agent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad company, or address A. B. Cutis, den. Pass. & Ticket Agt , Minneapolis, Minn. “Bimetallist** Rejoinds and Clinches His Arguments. Editor of the Standard: In my answer Sept. 2 to banker .I ones I laid down in substance the following propositions: 1. Absolute incompatibility of the single gold standard witli industrial prosperity. 2. That the Mexican dollar is simply a piece of silver bullion, which like all other silver bullion has been depreciated in value by unfriendly legislation, and its presentation, so far from being an “object lesson,” is only a reminder of the ’73 crime. 3. That at the very time of demonetization the silver bullion in a silver dollar was worth more than the gold dollar. 4. That while denouncing fiatists Air. J. and his sympathizers are advocating a system which carries 47 cents '    mi    |§vFiu    ant*    oil    Tri    iii'    v#ui    mill    Lr*    «    *    f    *    * v' iii the present legal ratio. I Its wfviifr' ^wQlnti'Jflt ijpte each silver dollar, A-   i I.   l l    '    rn    rn    -rn    «    « U VY i I V It V* A lit A ti Ct t    Ll    tm cm A I. tm it . . J t & -- - and threatens to enlarge this fiatism with each downward fall of prices. 5. That the bullion value of gold and silver was practically maintained at a parity for more than’2U0 years and did not separate in any material degree until after the unfriendly legislation of 1873. 6. That statistics show nature's production^ silver to be in a ratio of about Kl to I, and hence the proposition of bimetallists to declare that, the legal ratio, both having equal privileges, carries with it no element of Autism. 7. That Mr. Jones’ native candor unmasks the hypocrisy of the St. Louis platform in its declaration for international action, and shows that the real leaders do not intend to have it, if to be avoided. 8. That it is admitted by the ablest statisticians of Europe, that our energy as a nation now equals England,France and Germany combined, and therefore we argue our ability to lead or take independent action. ll. That Blaine favored independent action. 10. That the exception gold clause of the Bland-Allison act, supplemented by order of secretary Foster, practically destroyed the legal tender quality of silver. 11. That references to silver bullion owners, which so many gold standard advocates resort to, is an appeal to prejudice unworthy a place in any argument. 12. That agriculture alone is suffering an annual loss of §1,500,OOO,OKU by reason of the present inordinate purchasing power of gold. 13. That all the silver in the world now available for money would not exceed §55 per capita of our population, and that, as Europe and Asia having over 80 per cent of this and is still compelled to make large annual purchases from the western hemisphere, could have none to “dump” into America. 14. That money metals are limited in quantity, and Hie rapidly increasing population threatens a steady and merciless contraction of money supply per capita, even when both metals are used, the contraction for the past year aloue, according to secretary Carlisle, amounting to over §1,500,000. Of these, the 2d,3d,4th,6th,7th, 10th, lith and 13th are passed without denial by Mr. Jones, and therefore, according to all rules of pleading, must he Liken as admitted. As to the 5th, the fact stated is substantially admitted bv him, but the conclusion denied. We can well afford to trust the verdict of the people whether or not the two metals were substantially maintained at a parity when they were held within 2 per cent of each other for more than 200 years. Conceruing the 8th, which Mr. Jones touches only incidentally and cautiously, i. e., the ability of the United States to make and manage her own financial system, we are willing to rest upon a few potent facts, viz.: That 3,000 miles of water separates us from Hie eastern hemisphere; that we are the controlling nation of the western and silver producing hemisphere; that % per cent of our commerce is inter state; that with the exception of teas, coffees, drugs and spices (obtained from silver-using countries) we need nothing I rom abroad, aud that no question of integrity can arise concerning indebtedness abroad, for the reason that every bond held by a foreign creditor specifies payment in coin, which is interpreted by the Mathews resolution of 1878 to mean either gold or silver. Lastly, we may add that it is held by the ablest econo- SPECIAL ORDER SALE OF CLOAKS i Bro s Mint Sin Our Season's Announcement! Saturday Not only a big assortment but Siegorm great stock will be at the BIG FOUR with the endless variety shown by this leading firm. ♦ SEPT. 26, ,    96, XLIIC \ . /CCr/    I...rt* I* . i ,"'V,‘r in 0,,r 1,is,ory of Merchandising have we been I no w CCK*    ! va ne J ti    “    “ne    “ray    of    goods    at    such low prices for good X    V1"*il8 tl,e P™*"1    We    have    been    selecting    and    from    the £2- our critical and growing mg manufacturers of the world to meet the wants of trade. OUR Cloak Dept. (X I* 8.45 V The Cloak Busi or ss starts off in good shape. Our show rooms are not without tti* lr full complement of customers. We have the most compete line in the city, the best service and most fashionable de signs. Sage* Hayden <3* (S. mists, including the late Blaine, that the importance of our commerce to the nations of Europe is so great that with the possible exception ol England they will readily adjust themselves to our system. Touching the 9th proposition; some capital was sought to be made regarding one part of Blaine’s speech.' He was advocating a reinstatement of silver as standard money in the most forcible language, (see life and works by Prof, ltedpath, p. 272), but as the unfriendly legislation oi ’73 had already depreciated the bullion, he proposed a compromise to satisfy foreign bondholders by putting 425 grains into the dollar. Our action, he contended. would force Germany and the Latin Union back to bimetallism at their old ratio of lo1^ to I, ana then we could not afford to coin a dollar above or below that ratio. Bimetallists, however, does not share all of Mr. Blaine’s views. Iii the first place they do not admit that 16 to I when given an unlimited market and full legal tender, would be an inferior dollar; and second, not being inferior, they do not admit that it would drive out gold. This is not only based upon what they think to be sound reasoning, but tlifr-y call attention to the practical fact that after §370,000,000of silver had been coined under the Bland-Allison act there were found to be nearly two hundred millions more gold in this country than w hen the coinage began. Mr. Jones says, “There is plenty of money to pay for our farm products.” This may be considered as his answer to our lith proposition. The position of bimetallists is that quantity of standard money determines its purchasing power. Now, it is the purpose of his party to strike silver from the whole standard monetary system. This leaves of necessity only gold. I will ask him to divide thirty-seven hundred millions of gold, which the mint report estimates as the world’s supply available for money, by fifteen bundled millions population. This will give him about §2.50 per capita. This is all the real money he will allow, and in this he proposes to measure the value of our farm and manufactured products. Much of Ins letter is devoted to the condition of our farmers, laborers and mechanics, winch touches our propositions I and 12. Tile substance, is a plea of over-production to explain falling prices. Quotations from Hie Stan-dard of 1865 are given. At that time our markets were Red Wing and Winona; our motive power ox-teams. It cost more than half the value to get products to market. No Hour mill iii the county; hence cheap wheat and expensive bread. A little later the railroad reached us. In ’73 wheat sold at §1.25; an a1 most continuous decline has brought it to 45c. Mr. Jones says, that improved machinery has done it, but it has been shown that the greatest era of improvement was between I860 and 1873, during which time prices on staple commodities advanced about 18 per cent. The demands of increased population more than offset the improved facilities. There is no comfort in Mr. Jones’ philosophy. To realize that it costs more ot toil each year to pay .fixed charges, that this down-grade has been running 23 years with no apparent end, all on account of machinery, is a gloomy outlook. Bimetallists can offer a more hopeful future: Lessen the purchasing power of gold by increasing the volume of standard money. There can be no over-production when countless thousands are either homeless and starving or else under a constant struggle to keep the wolf from the door. What is needed is a system of economics that will employ these men and enable them to purchase the very things which are claimed to be over-produced. McKinley says, “Open the mills.” How is he going to do it when the contraction of standard money, in oilier words, Hie increased purchasing power of gold has driven prices dow n until they have been obligfd to close for want of profit. We are told that “agriculture has prospered during these years.” How? According to the l»est statistics available the purchasing power of farm products in 1895 was §1,5000,100,000 less than in 1873, and we know that in this year, 1896, those pi ices range still lower while farm lands have decreased in value 33 per cent. We are also told that “wealth lias increased." True; blit has it been distributed? Nine per cent of our population, which includes4,047 millionaires own 73 per cent of the nation’s wealth. On the other hand, 54 per cent of our population are permitted to enjoy only 4 per cent of the nation's wealth. Of course, we have been growing wealthy, but under our present system of contraction a few are getting it all. Ja>w prices draws the wealth to the centers; high prices necessarily sends it out and distributes it over the country. Bimetallist. Corrupt Practices Act. It is to the interest of politicians to look up the corrupt practices act, which provide severe penalties for its violation. The act became a law at the last session of the legislature and is too long to be properly treated in a new spaper article. This act makes it bribery for any one, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of intluenclng a voter, to make any promises of anything of value or of any employment, or give or pay or loan anything. It is also bribery for any' person to accept such promise, gift, payment or loan, either directly or indirectly, for himself or another, or any person who assists in securing votes by any such means. Any person seeking to become a nominee for public ollice, who furnishes food, drink or entertainment, to corruptly influence any voter, ten days before primary election or sixty days before election, or any person who uses force or threatens to restrain or harm to influence any voter, is also guilty of bribery. Under this act a defeated candidate may make application to the attorney general, and on charging any violation of this act, an action shall be brought in court against the successful candidate, and if corrupt pracnces are proven against him, he forfeits the office, and Hie defeated candidate, if his record is clear, is awarded the office. If the comity attorney or attorney general fails to bring action, the defeat* d candidate may bring it. This applies to the primaries as well as delegate conventions. - To the Citizens of Hartland Township and Vicinity. I have opened a branch harness shop at Hartland under the management of Sidney Fritz, who has been with me the past few years. He will treat you right; sell you goods right. Will keep a full line of goods at all times, and be prepared to do all kinds of repairing on Harness and Buggy Tops. 3813 Yoursfor business, live and let live, our motto, L. II. ROSENCRANS. How They Stand in Idaho. The many friends fat Kline Wanna-maker in this county will Appreciate the following letter lo a persona! friend, which we are permit!*d to copy: lh fir Sir cmd OUI Eli* ml: I ain in receipt of The Enterprise every week and I see it i* a very strong gold bug paper aud I can get but little information as to how politics are in old Minnesota, and for gaining a l:ttl** infoimation, I a^k you For your impartial opinion as to what you think of the iMditical situation in your state in regard to how people are on the financial question. Whether in your opinion they are more in favor of gold than silver. I will state here that I am a very strong advocate of silver and of course I cannot see why every oilier voter is not of the sam** opinion. Our county is very strong republican but will roll up a fig majority for Bryan, and also, our entire state ticket. I do not know your views, but natural Iv suppose you are for silver, knowing you to Im* a man of good semi d * oig-inent, and I do not se** how we eau gel along without Im it Ii gold and silver. Titers ire seme tilings I know we do not want, aud that is; \\ e don't want what England wants lither in a j*<»-litreal or financial way. Neither do we want what Wall street wants. Amt I do think the gold speakers hue* about as poor arguments lo work on as anything I ever saw or heard. Give us plenty of money and we will have good times. Not wishing to trout Ie yon too much I wrill close by stating that we are all well and business very dull. Hoping to hear from you in due time I remain. Fraternally yours, K. WA NFM AKER   -.«» Freeborn County at the State Fair. Clarence Wedge was award e< I premiums on apples at tin* state fair as follows: First premium on the following varieties: Anti rank a, Char-lamoff, Gross, Hibernal, Song field, Malinda, Fattens Greening, Tetolskv! Yellow Sweet, Martha. Second premium on Repka and Haas, and third on Elgin Beauty, and third on collection of apphs by professional growers. A collection tit set tiling apples exhibited by Thus. I lightly of Oakland was perhaps the most interesting exhibit of its kind at the fair, and provoked some most complementary remarks from the expert pomologitt, Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey. It is sure to assume that out of the hundreds of plates of beautiful apples shown at this the largest exhibit ever made in Minnesota, not a half dozen were the product of trees grown In Illinois or Missouri or other southern or eastern states. Ami were it not for the fact that such a large share of the tie* a planted by our fanners still come front such regions we might soon hope to grow almost our entire Sunol? of apples. Farm Land for Sale. 200 acres farm land for sale at verv lew price and on easy terms. Every toot tillable. This the best bargain in land yet offered. T. V. Knatvoli* - ■ - For Ocean Steamship Tickets Via the Beaver Line from Mont real-Quebec to liverpool, or via any Meamakip line crossing the Atlantic, at lowest rales for firs! cabin, second cabin and steerage, both outward and prepaid. apply to E. A. Bliss, agent, Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul Rf , at Albert l*a, or address (J. F. Wenham. Gen. Steamship Agent, 48 Adams St.,Chicago, 111. Dress Goods. Underwear. We have all the new weaves, aff the 1 A timely suggests get season new colors and all the new cornbin.*)- a^e undergarments and save doctor*! lions. We have what von want. Don’t charges. The Underwear depart men go elsewhere and get inferior gix-ds. is one of the first places in the stun I which should interest you. la fin s Drtiat Sim. We have, anil none will deny it. the most stylish, perfect fitting and best made line of F"rtl! anc! Winter Slothing Ever offered in this Inca lily. Call ami we will prove our assertion*. Yours for Square Dealing, 1.1. Jobflsos & Co. Bicycles At Wholesale Prices. iSTote tile Following: Monthly Payments. 3*5.00 60.00 48.00 45.00 32.00 32.00 Cash. 680.75 57.00 45.60 42.75 30 OO 30.00 do not RAMBLERS..... TELEGRAM*, GENEVAS, .... PAT EES,..... Ll MINIMS, ta few rented few times) TRIBUNE,second hand,(cont §100) IM K KS at your own price, but as they arc dear at any pric-. We recommend them. X LIKE his back-ti I lev * Dukes hip” we are not endowed v* hi, immoifalitv ami therefore do tmt expect to “be here when all nth*** art- go,,, ” p,,r in m wo! the fact that we handle many times  ...... wheel-, ii,***, -.if other dealers hen* con,tuned, ne can sell von a wheel at th*’**me    , dealer can buy it at wholesale.    1    ,a    1 Wheels to Rent at Vtry Reasonable Rates MINNESOTA BICYCLE CO. General Agents .Minnesota& Iowa, Telegram bicycles Betail Salesroom, Yellow Front Repair Shop, Weft Clark Street. U

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