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74° isoline Delivere
at youi door.
It is to the interest of every Farmer
to get pure, goodtwine. We handle
the best for the lowest prices and
guarantee the goods,
Binders and motoef$.
Do not fail to call on us before you
buy machinery of this sort, We car
ry machines that have a world-wide
There is not a machine store in town
that can givo you better goods and
KLOSSNER & MUELLER,
As usual we have the
Most Pleasing Designs,
haT,e an abestas oven
thus allowing no heat
to escape in the room
hare horizontal brass
tanks with strainer.
hare brass pipes and
are the best bakers in
took the piice at the
IOOK at them.
J. B. ARNOLD,
is the week for setting up stoves, and
Also Oilcloth Binding in zinc or brass.
WAGNER & SAVEREIN
AGENTS COLUMBIA BICYCLES,
EVERY FARMER WH O RAISES HOGS
DR JOS f!A/*S'
HOGr O W E
ANSWERING GOV. NELSON.
Ex-Bepresentative Ahlness Comments on
"Numerals and Ciphers."
The folbwing is the text of an article
received for publication by this paper
from Christian Ahlness, member ef the
lower house during the so-called Alliance
In your issue of October 3rd you re
produce an article from the Minneapolis
Journal in which Gov. Nelson is applaud
ed upon his "style" of expressing thoughts
in "numerals and ciphers," and in which
it is said that the style is one that the
Democrats and Populists do not like
very much. Now, if jou will allow me
space in your valued papei, I would
"like very much" to produce a few num
erals and ciphers which the Goveinoi
and his Journal,in the "inebiiateexubei
ance of their own imagination" seem to
have overlooked You quote from the
Journal as follows.
"Let it be noted that the legislature of
1890, wherein the blatant leformeis of
the Donnelly stripe had their own op
portunity, accomplished no legislation
advantageous to the farmers, and-\ith
the exception of passing the Aushahan
ballot law the record of public service
was a blank.
For this meager seivice the taxpayers
had to pay $21,000 for lunning expenses
more than the succeeding Republican
legislatuie entailed upon them. Here is
a record, on the pait of the so-called Al
liance lefoimers, of a cold-blooded ciph
er taxing the people extravagantly."
Now in the hrst place, the opportun
ity to pass any measuie introduced by
the reform element in that legislature
was exceedingly slim, inasmuch as theie
appeared to be a mutual understanding
between the old party members towards
frustrating any and all measures coming
from that quarter, and, if possible to
make the proceedings of that legislature
as obnoxious to the people as possible
Under such circumstances the passage
of the Australian ballot law was really a
great achievement, especially when one
considers the "numeials of Alliance
members. Neither should»the establish
ment of the twine plant at Stillwater and
many other useful measures be forgotten.
The "numerals and ciphers" contained
in the appropriation bill of that legisla
ture show, when read without glasses,
that $121,318.50 weie appropriated to
liquidate deficiencies iucuned by theRe-1
publican State Administration following
the previous legislature, $185,000 to buy
machinery and material tor the manufac
ture of twine atStillwater and 50,000 for
a show at Chicago, which last amount
would have readied $300,000 had it not
been foi the stubborn resistance of Alli
So you see, Mr. Editoi, that the "re
formers of the Donnelly stripe" accomp
lished something after all, criticism from
friends or foes to the contiary notwith
The great blessings of this]*country
ought to go to the people who live here.
After the wives and children of this na
have beenjpiovided for, it is time enough
to look after the brotherhood of the
world. My doctrine will always be,
home first, neighbors afterward,
The best use we can make of these evil
times is to make of them an occasion for
greater good will and a wider fraternity.
Yes, there is somethingjwrong in this
land of ours. The rich are becoming
richer and a system ot money worship 'u
taking hold of the centralized powers that
is fast making man the slave of property.
Relief must come soon if we would have
the Republic continue, and if the Repub
lican party- desires to hold the fealty of
the millions who have loved^it for its
traditions, it must rise to the solution of
new problems that will free the masses
from their thralldom. A new party is
springing up with new ideas of reform.
To disregard its warnings is fatal to Re
publican success. It is not a mushroon
organization, for back of it all is the dis
content of a distressed people crying for
help. In years gone by, the Republican
party stood for progress and for uuion.
It was true to the Republication, let it
be.true to the people now. Let it stand
united for a financial policy that will lift
up the masses and check the greed and
oppression of corporate wealth. Fair
ness and the safety of the nation are on
one side illegitimate centralization and
piling up of wealth in the hands of a few
on the other. Which willjthe Republi
can party choose? If true to its tradi
tions, it will grapple with the disease,
without fear or trembling. It will de
mand of its leaders allegiance to the
cause of humanity, or it will demand
new leaders. Right must prevail in the
old par$y ranks or theylwill be shorn of
their nower and Drestiee. *f $&M*&*>«.*i 'Vi
their power and prestige
«3»*&0 O O
find a presidential candidate, as to be'
uniting itself on a policy that will ad
minister relief to the common people on
whose happiness depends the life and
perpetuity of the nation. While we sleep,
the patriotism which is needed to cope
with the enemies within our doors will
find its birthplace elsewhere. Let the
Republicans be up and doing,
If the people of this land, and by that
I mean those who earn then bread by
the sweat of their brow, ever had a tj ue
fuend, it was Robert G.Ingeisoll, Fear
less, honest, and geneious, he has never
failed to lift his voice against op
pression. Listen to what he says "When
the rich combine, it is for the purpose of
"exchanging ideas," When the poor
combine it is a "conspiracy." If they
act in concert, if they leally do anything,
it is a mob. If they defend themselves
it is "tieason." How is it, that the rich
can control the depai tments of govern
ment? Why should the rich control?
Why should not thp laboieis combine foi
the purpose of contiolling the executive,
the legislative and judicial depai tments
I am as good a Republican as the next
man, but I am not hide-bound to sup
port men who are nominated, as in the
state, at the dictation of a lailroad mag
nate. Honor bnght, am I'
I sometimes am led to strongly ish
foi woman suffrage in this countiy, he
cause I am sure that their strong love foi
home and native land would lift politics
above a mere biennial fight for the ma
jority and make it a contest foi piotec
tion against the dangers which thieaten
Hood's Pills aiepuiely vegetable, caie
fully prepared fiom the best ingredi
DON'T BUY A BICYCLE unless you
first call at Olsen's Diugstore and learn
the bargains he has to offer. First «'lass
high grade, new 1894 wheels, at prices
to suit the hard times.
PROPOSED COKSTITUTIONAI. AMEND
The Legislature of the State of Minnesota has
provided bv Chapter one of the General Laws of
1808, for the submission to the people ot the
State, for their approval or rejection at the
general election to be held therein in NovemBbr
of the present year, an amendment to Section
One (1) of Article Nine (9) of the State Con
The section to be amended now reads as fol
SECTION 1. All taxes to be raised in this state
•bail be as nearly equal as may be, and all pro
perty on which taxes are to be levied shall have
a cash valuation, and be equalised and uniform
throughout the state Provided, that the
legislature may by general law or special act.
authorise municipal corporations to levy as
sessments for local improvements, upon the
property fronting upon such Improvements or
upon the property to be benefited by such Im
provements, or both, without regard to a cash
valuation, and In such manner as the legislature
may prescribe And provided further, that for
the purpose ot defraying the expenses of lay*
tng water pipes and supplying any city or muni*
elpalitv with water, the legislature mar, by
general or special law, authorise any such city
or municipality, having a population of five
thousand (5,000) or more, to levy an annual
tax or assessment upon the lineal foot ot all
lands fronting on any water main or water pipe
laid by such city or municipality within eoT-
limits of said city for supplying water to
citzens thereof without regard to the cash
value of sack property, and to empower such city
to collect any such tax assessments or lines, or
penalties for failure to pay the same, or any fine
or penalty for any violation ot the rules of such
city or municipality In regard to the use ot
water, or foP any water rate due for the same."
It Is proposed by the said act of 1808 to amend
the above quoted section ot the Constitution by
adding thereto the following proviso, vis
"And, provided further, that there may be
bylaw levied and collected a tax upon all In
heritances, dsvises. bequests, legacies and gifts
Ot every kind and description above a fixed and
specified sum, of any and all natural persons and
corporations Snch tax above such exempted
sum may be uniform, or it may be graded or
progressive, bat shall not exceed a maximum
tax ef five per cent"
The purpoee of the proposed amendment is to
clothe the Legislature with authority to tax the
I. Inheritances 2 Devises 8 Bequests
4 Legacies 5 Gift*
1. The said proposed amendment contem
plates that all Inheritances, devises, etc, In ex
cess ot a certain amount to be determined by the
Legislature, shall be subject to taxation.
2 The tax "may be graded or progressive,
but shall not exceed a maximum tax of five per
cent" In other worde, it is proposed to confer
upon the Legislature authority to tax the above
named subjects by appropriate methods to any
extent not in excess of five per cent of the
5. The Legislature may, If such authority is
conferred, prescribe a fixed rate nor to exceed
five per rent, applicable to att inheritances, de
vises, bequests, legacies and gifts regardless ot
the amount thereof In other words, it may
rovide that an Inheritance of Five Hundred
shall be taxed at the same rate pre
scribed for an inheritance of Fifty Thousan'd
4 It may provide rates of taxation varying
with the amount of the inheritance, devise, etc.
The rate of taxation may be made to vary as ap-
to any particular inheritance, bequest, etc.
'or an inheritance ot One Hundred
Thousand Dollars may bs taxed at a certain rate
for the first Ten Thousand Dollars, a different
rate for the next Ten Thousand Dollars, and a
•till different rate for the third Ten Thousand
Dollars, and so on, according to a role which
shall4e prescribed by the Legislature.
6. The tax contemplated by the proposed
amendment Is defined generally "to be a burden
Imposed bv government upon all gifts, legacies,
inheritances and successions, whether ot real or
personal property, or both, or any Interest
therein, passing to certain persons by will, by
Intestate «law, or by any deed or instrument
made inter vivos. Intended to take effect at or
after the death of the grantor
a. The luetics ot snch a"tax Is claimed to rest
upon the fact that the* right to take property
by devise or descent Is the creature ot the law and
•scored and protected by its authority where
fore, it is urged that the state may Justly attach
to such subjects a reasonable tax.
T. SimUar legislation has been la force for
tome years in Bennsylvania and several other
9. The said amendment is proposed tor the
reason that doubt prevails as to the validity ot
such legislation fa the absence of express con
stitutional authority. •-,.
H. W. Cmtasrl
Dated March 24,1884M -t .- Attorney General.
Don't you go to and U,
ASK YOUR GROCER
W. A. Hubbard. John Larson
HUBBARD & LARSON
For they will charge more to you.
Only A S is the man
Who will sell as cheap as he can.
SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE
StoughtonWagons & Buggies,
Carriages Sleighs and S in W a
.me of Fnller fc Johnson Mfg. Co. goods such as Mowers, Hakes, Plows et*
& Taylor & Minneapolis Engines & Separators, Hutoi tnqines
Tvvi?ie' ^a001?® »»«. innp9. Hay tooH. In fact anvttnn 1 *v
rices ti*twiilaMnwhvni Wvm in th» city rali an I seo n* a «h
ake yoa puces evan if you dont want to buy rv^» Repairs for a W »lw,™ »,.«-?
BLANKETS, FUR & OTHER OVERCOATS.
Gents' and Boys' Clothing.
As regards Ladies' and Children's Jackets, far price and style we can not be beat.
rV ly mi
OLD RELIABLE POINTERS
You will preceive this fact by visiting the store
of Beussmann Bros, We handle only the
best of hardware and in guns and other
things are as well equipped as anyone in
the city. We are constantly renovating
and improving our stock and aim to give
our patrons fair bargains and good goods.
Fine cutlery a specialty.
LADIES AND GENTS'
Hats and Caps
CAN ALWAYS HE
NEW IILM ROLLED MILL COMPANY.
Serve Exclusively to the
21 ,477,212 People admitted to,)*
the World's Fair Grounds.
Universally accepted as the
Leading Fin coffee of the World.]
makes an excellent drink, is pleasai
the taste and decidedly healthful,
g^rBear in mind also that we lead in the grocery and crockery
You only have to visit the store to be convinced. "i
Our ajm To sell the best of everything.