C. BARKER, Editor and Proprietor.
IT K rvn'r PWWic 9fmm%
nrPTlOX 1'KIOE. Two Hollars pet rear,
.Vthr r»t»- i"V
Jh »I1 ^vance
1 on or h^fr»» tuli mo»n
ute Agents, Knoxville, Marion County,
wi i I attend to al
I business en trusted to
1 i ilrio. and adjoining Counties. Will
flicticein the State and Federal Courts S.ltf.
CHA5DL". W. K.F.RGDSO*.
CHANDLER & FERGUSON,
floKNE^S AT LAW, AND COLLlBC
Urt»4»ci-fc» Winter^*, Madron Co.,
E R. HA*!,
AT LAW, Knoxville, lows,
HI lead promptly to all business entrust-
A. Q. HAYS,
AT LAWand Notary Public,
PI' BLIC, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa,
willsttendtheCourtsof Marion County. 40tf
G. K. HART,
AT LAW and Notary Pub-
lie. Special attention given to collec
tions and foreclosing mortgages. Office,
orer Welch A Welch's store, V/eyer's Block,
ksoxville, Iowa. (CSOtf.
T. J. AND«ESOI«. C. L. COLMIS.
ANDERSON & COLLINS,
AT LAW, KneltTlHe, Ma
rion County, Iowa. tf.
pevcautUc, trades, (£te.
BTOTTNG would respectfully Inform
of Marion County that he
fan opened a Cabinet Sliop on Robinsoa
gireet, west of the Tremont House, up stairs,
in lie room formerly occupied by the
Will al-o attend
to Buying and Selling
HUGH THOMPSON, M. 0.,
son's Bakery, east aide Public Square,
J. K. CASEY"
TTORNEY AT LAW, Knoxvi'le.Iowa,
Office east side of Public Square, and
MX over Con well'* Hardware Store.
Will practice is Miri«a and adjoining Coun
WINSLOW & WILSON,
AT LAW and N0TARIK8
tan Office, where he will bn*e un hand all
Furniture, and Coffinsof all sises,
•hieb h* will« ell Low forCash. (tf.)
WEAVER, is prepared to take eon
tra"ti* for PlBdtering. Layinp Brick and
Stone, Building Cisterns, Flues, eto. Satis
faction guaranteed. Muterlals furnished.
Leave orders at residence, East Kaoxville,
or at store of Welch Jc Welsh. (7—.ift
COUNTY AUCTIONEER, will
attend to all business in his line on roa
»oB*t,le terms. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Knoxville. Leare orders at the Voter office
Van HOUTEN & CATHCART.
lALEES IN GRAIN AND FUODU0Bt
|1I( HEST PRICKS PAID.
Jppt (Jrain House west of D. V. R.
D«Mt, south «f Railroad track,
jirojiose^ to do all work in hli
line during the winter in the beat
possible manner, and at reduce'lprices. Set
ting tire, cash $1.50, on credit $2 horse
Bhr.einif, new shoes, per span, cash $3, on
credit, 50 setting shoes, per *p«n, ca-"h
®l 40, credit, $ 1.60 All jobbing at low rafes,
and 15 per cent.off forca^h. Shopon Robinson
street, just east of Public Square. Gi»e
liim a call. 2&fl~S|.ring wagon on hand for
sale. (22 tf)
KN0 XVILE NATIONAL BANK.
Gold, Silver, Government and other
Securities bought and cold. Interest allowed
on time deposits. Special atten'ion given to
Collections. Open from
A. M» 4 P. M.
A. W. Collins, 8. L. Collins, J. 8. Cnnning-
A. J. Kerr, Jackson Rauity, S. K.
Bel'stny, J. Bittenbender, W. Bachelor. K.
A. W. CoLLina, President.
••A.Ci'MtmoHAK, Vice President.
A.#. BRIOQS,Cashier. (i.lStf
AND JAMKS have opened a
Blackawith Shop in the building for*
tosrly occupied by J. R. Roberts, just west of
ths New Bank building, and arc prepared to
d® *11 work in their line in the'wt manner
at fair rates. Will ali*o build wagons,
'priag wiigosM and buggies to order. Orders
CARRIAGFS AND WAGONS.
A. SIIAFKR i* carrying on the Carriage
Wagon buaiBf^a in Smirk's build
'"f *i(«re he is prepared to do all kinds of
in a neat and f-uhsUmti*! manner.
AH pet-otig in need of wrk at* invited to
CIIAPTKR. NO 18.K. A M.Kno**»l«.
T'A' \ii.n K»«* on or bufort" 'oil moon.
VTT.'.KNCH &«•V «. U. WKRHKKKIJL. II. P.
Office in brisk baaV
(TOti^ri* building, nortl.west
corner of the Public
cflgre, KboxviIU, !«*».
STONE & AYRES.
TTOBNEYS at Law, Claim and RealE
YieOER SEWING MACHINES—No. sold
in If7:i. 2H2.444, being li:S,254 wore
han were sold by any other Company in
fame time. N- w is ti e time to get the Best
and in«it Popular Sewing Machine in the
World. I keep on band a gotd snpr'y of
needle*, atta hment*, eto. North tide ol
'taUb ft,—. J. YARORR.
KNOXVILLE MARBLE WORKS.
BRO S, Manufacturer.'' and
Dealers in Monuments arid Head
Stones, auU Grave-yard -Work of every de
scription. Noar northwest corner of Publiu
.Square, Knoxville, Iowa- tf
NOTICE TO BUILDERS.
UNDERSIGNED is now prepared
to contracts for all kinds of work
in his line business, such as
Brirk and stone Laying, Plastering
and Cistern and Flue llitlldlnp.
All of which I propose to do with diipatch,
and in g..d ^orkm^nlike manner. I war
MATKhlALS furnished if required) and a
CREDIT till Christmas will be given par
tie* Jeiire it.
(6 40 1y) II. J. BONIFIELD.
6. E. C0NWELL,
in Stovos, Tinwnre, Shelf and
lienvy Reapers, Mowersand
Ai'ri.Mjitural Implements generally. Agent
forM. W.Warren's Patent Atmospheric Port
able Soda Fountain. Old Stand, east side
Square, Knoxville. l,2tf
CARPENTERS AND JOINERS.
ILLER, HOLLIDAY & CO. are prepar
ed to do all kinds of work iu their line
on yhort notice and oa reasonable terms.
(JIVE THEM A CALL at their shop
northeast corner of Court House Square,
Knoxville. (7 42 lyr)
A. UNGLES, Plasterer.
KINDS OF PLASTERING DONE
in the neatest and uist gubMtantial
manner, and on the shortest notice. Terms
For Secretary of State,
JOSJAH T. YOUNO,
of Monroe County.
For Auditor of StatQi
BUKKN K. SHKKMiU%'
of JJenlou County.
For Treasurer of 8tate,
Pot Register of StateLHtid Office,
M. K. CtJTTH,
of Mahaska County.
For Clerk of the Supreme Court,
EDWARD J. HOLMES,
Of Jackson County.
JfoVReporter of the Supreme Court,
JOHN K. KI N NELLS,
of Polk Couiity.
For Congressmon 6th District,
E. S. SAMPSON,
of Keokuk county.
Judicial District Ticket.
H. S. WINSJiOVV,
Of Jasper county.
For Prosecuting Attorney,
O. W. LAFFEKTY,
of Mahnska comity.
The anti papers are just now glee
fully boasting over a Democratic vic
toiyat the polls in North Carolina
Jno. A. K&sson was renominated
for Congress last week by the Re
publican convention in the 7th dist.
Iu our opinfon he deserves defeat.
Hon. Addison Oliver was nomina
ted for Congress by acclamation la
the Ninth Iowa District Republican
convention last week.
the 1th inst. proves
by affidavits that John A. Kasson
was a slave-holder and slave specula
lator previous to
The Anti-Monops of the Ninth
Iowa District held their convention
at Storm Lake, Buena Vista county,
last Friday, and nominated Hon. C.
E. Whiting, of Monona county, for
Congress. A dispatch to the Hryinter
wtys: About thirty counties were
represented. The convention was
noisy and utterly devoid of harmony.
The "damn lie" was given and a
general light was only prevented by
a few cool heads. The Anti-Monop
olists themselves acknowledge the
proceedings to havo been a disgrace
This dispatch probably does Injus
tice to the facts but it seems that
the antis are having a share of on
pleasantness as well as the Republi
cans. The honest uujo will 1 gbt
fur Uxe iuaves.
The Journal in commenting last
week upon the factional strife in the
Republican party of the Capital Dis
trict, took occasion to say that John
A. Kasson had proven unworthy
of the trusts hitherto committed to
him by the party, and unworthy of
the further confidence of honest men
in either party that ho is a banker
and a wealthy aristocrat and ambi
tious, scheming, artful and unscru
pulous demagogue but that he was
likely to secure the nomination not
withstanding as he and his friends
were using dishonorable means.
The Democrat quotes from ourarti
cle these words
These things show the madness
and*desperation to which the Anti's
are driven by the knowledge that
Sampson's election Is inevitable.—
These editors find no work too dis
honorable for their doing, no deceit
too mean to be practiced upon their
readers, though they assume to be as
spotless and incorruptible as holiness
Hon. Geo. W. McCrary, of Keo
tuk, was renominated for Congress
by the Republicans of the First Dis
trict on the 129th ballot. Gear, Van
Valkenburg, Hurly and West were
the candidates before the convention.
All these except Mr. Van Valken
burg finally withdrew iu favor of
McCrary, and he was nominated on
next bnllot. No better man could
have been chosen he stands now
confessedly the leafier among the
Western members and peer of the
ablest men in Congress. His nomi
nation is cause for general rejoicing
throughout the State. But for his
expressed unwillingness to be re
turned, no other choice would have
been thought of. The State cannot
a/Tord to lose hiin fromltsdelegation.
Dr. John F. Kan ford, a famous
Keokuk Physician, died last Satur
day, of congestion of the brain.
We tell the peo
ple that we mean to purify the Re
publican party and mean to put
bud men out of office as fast as we
The next words in the Journal's
article were "Let us do as we prom
ise or recall our pleijgtt1*. Let us all
at least show an earnest effort to ful
fill our obligations, and thus mani
fest our sincerity.
Our editorial neighbor thus gar
bles our article, and in his accustom
ed style—utterly devoid of truth,can
dor and common decency, opens his
battery upon the Journal, for what
nothing worse than the use of the
innocent word "we," as applied to
the Republican party. Poor Mac
He must charge something upon
somebody, even if he can find no
graver crime than the mere utterance
of the little word "we." He has no
party to speak for, aud admits that
he don't know where ho belongs,
and hence can't say "we" except in
the sense of "we killed the bear."
The Newton Jadrgtudani^Oskaloo
sa Standard, Ottumwa Spirit, and iu
fact all the anti-Republican papers in
iu this Congressional District, are
praising Gen. Weaver, rnd telling
their readers that he was the choise
Of tho Republican party for Congress,
but was defeated by fraud, etc that
there is a project on foot to induce
Sampson to withdraw, and that his
own mpre conscientious friends ad
vise this course in order to avoid the
flefeatof the party. These articles
they copy from each other, each de
ceiving its readersand trying to show
Republican dissatisfaction by telling
its readers that tlft paper from which
each article is copied is a Republican
paper. Of this last trick the Knox
ville Democrat is not guiltless. An
other of their contemptible tricks is
to credit these lies to acknowledged
Republican journals. The Ottumwa
Spirit credits the Standard's false
hoods to the Oskaloosa Herald. Now
the Iadepcndent raises the absurd sto
ry that Sampson is ineligible, and
quotes the State Constitution, which
provides that a District Judge "shall
be ineligible to any other office, ex
cept that of Judge of the Supreme
Court during the term for which he
was elected." And now this must
go the rounds, though any school boy
Can see that it is supremely ridicu
lous, as Judge Sampson's term as
Judge ends with the year 1874, and
his term as Congressman, in case he
should be elected, will not commence
until March 4th, 1875.
KNOXVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1874. NO. 10.
Gov. Stoue's Speech.
Ex-Gov. Stone, who retired from
politics two years ago when his
Greeley campaign, and his own cam
paign, for Congress, had utterly
failed, who retired again last year,
has sorted out on another tour of
preparation for retirement. His
maiden speech in tjiis campaign was
delivered before a mixed crowd at
the Court house last Saturday. Not
having been present at the opening,
we cajnnot say how he started. Dur
ing the last hour end a half of his
oration we took some notes. The
spirit and tenor of his address may
be fairly estimated from the follow
Judge C. F. Granger, of Alinakee
county, i« the Republican nominee! name why should we not tog«tn
£6r Congress iu the Third District. er
Taxes iu the South are ten times
higher than in Iowa. No man there
can work a farm aud make it pay its
taxes. People cannot make their liv
ing in Alabama aud Florida, and are
going by thousands to fiud new homes
In the wihla of Texas.
Carpet-baggers bave control of the
state |overmnents and are robbing the
peopl| and destroying their substance,
anti jftrpetratiug a great many other
wronfs. "Would you in Iowa permit
au alien population to come into your
coun and do these things? No!
yon fu$t'9 too many rusty muskets hang
i$(7 on*? your doors."
Th# constitution of Louisiana was
violated in turning out the legal
board of canvassersand placing in the
Governor's chair, by fraud, a man
who ftiad not been elected by tho peo
ple. Poll books were forged in order
to accomplish this work ami givo the
state to Grant. Poor, helpless Lousi
ana is trampled in tho dust by these
usurpers. Grant usurped authority
in interfering with affairs in Arkan
sas to keep BJkxter in office and keep
"These are the darkest days of our
"I am here to tell the truth, and if
I tread upon any old Democrat's toes,
I hope-he will holler. I have uo faith
In either of the old political parties,
and neither have you."
The jtarissiH troubles were review
ed. In consequence of the failure at
the -®»eompton constitution, Kansas
was saved from slavery. lie ex
plained that tho State's rights plank
in the Anti-monopoly platform
was copied from the Republican
Chicago platform, made by the con
vention which nominated Lincoln,
the last great martyr to the cause oi
American liberty." This expression
in favor of the rights of the States
is one of the proudest and beat ever
made by the Republican party.
"In our State convention were a
great many old line iJemocrats and
old line Republicans." We decided
that the South had been reconstruct
ed, that tho old issues were settled,
and resolved to quit fighting the bat
tles of the past. "I wanted in the
platform some of my old Republican
principles." I stand by this states'
rights doctrine as declared by the
Republicans at Chicago. "1 have
not gone back on my old Republican
principles." Tho Davenport (lazv.tta
was quoted to show that tho Repub
lican party /tad gone back on their
doctrine. I will go with Democrats
or anybody else who will go with me
in defense of the doctrines laid down
in tho anti-monopoly state platform.
Our Government is becoming a
despotism. Grant had announced
that he "had no policy of his own,"
etc., "but he vetoed your currency
bill, —a bill which I think was de
manded by the interests of the peo
ple and the country." Grant and
his friends are laying the wires for
a third term. It is time to cry halt,
for men of all parties to unite to turn
these men out.
Kxpensew of tho Government are
being increased. Told the story of
the boy who tried to figure out the
conundrum How many days will
it take a frog to get out of a well if he
jumps up three feet each day and
falls back four feet. The boy finally
concluded that he was figuring the
frog into hell. Grant is figuring the
Government in the same way.
Pretended to explain the Credit
Mohilier swindle, and said the mon
ey all went into the pockets
lican Congressmen. "Sampson is a
good man I advise him to keep out
of that crowd."
The back-pay grab was the next
theme. Then he gave Greely ft cer
tificate of good character.
"I formerly loved to say hard
things of you Democrats, and rolled
them as sweet morsels under my
tongue." We agree now: "in God's
Republicans took G.W.Jones into
the party. Grant appointed Long
street and somebody else to office.
The Repub. Co. Convention invites
men without reference to past politi
cal differences to participate in se
lecting delegates. I could not stay
in that party without associating
with Democrats. Would rather be
where I am.
[Next slice of turtle was from one
end of his fat currency plank. This
end was turkey, and not bad but he
didn't let anybody taste the other,
and that was crow, snake or skunk.]
Republicans inquire wrho is this
man and who that man on the Anti
Monopoly ticket, they are not known
because they havo never held office.
But we all know their candidates.
The railroads extort from you so
that you cannot make ends meet at
end of year on your farms. Our Leg
islature passed a law last winter.
Now the roads charge more than be"
fore for transporting your grain. You
have no remedy until Congress passes
laws to control the roads. You can't
elect a man in the Republican party
that will dare to defy capital. The
party is under thef^nfiuence of the
monopolies. If I should read the
Republican platform you would say
it is an admirable document. They
are a party of promises. It is not its
platform that I object to—it is the
fact that the party is corrupt under
corrupt leaders. For tho purposo of
putting this party out of power 1
will go with Democrats or anybody
else. I will step with you to the
Anti-Monopoly music. Let there bo
no dissention. Nail the Mag to the
mast. This is the dish of Stouo soup
which Republicans toll about.
Anil County Convention.
The county convention held by
the Anti-Monopolists here last Sat
urday was attended by rather a lar
ger number of persons than usual,
called together by posters, newspa
per advertising, personal appeals by
letters, etc., together with tho wish
to the xvho Un"V
our next Congressman—E. N. Gates.
The Convention was called to order
by Capt. Jas. Mathews, chairman of
committee, who nominated H. G.
Curtis for temporary President. Mr.
C. was elected and J. L. McCor
maek was chosen temporary Secre
W. G. Milord, Jas. Shaw and II.
Neyenescii were appointed a com
mittee on credentials.
Sam'l Breckenridge, G. H. Wilson,
J. E. McCorkle, II. Willis and F. M.
Devore were chosen a committee on
Adjourned till 1 p. in., at which
time the convention was again called
to order by chairman.
Committee on permanent organi
zation reported for President H. G.
Curtis Vice Pres'ts, II. D. Lucas
and Jas. Shaw Secretary, J. Bridg
es Ass't Secretary, J. L. McCor
mack. Report adopted.
Credentials committee reported 69
delegate!* present, and the report was
Ci. W. Crozier moved to proceed to
make nominations, beginning with
J. S. Shaw, of Washington- 32
Jas- Mathews, Knoxville..... 16
John Elliott, Pleasant Grove 12
On motion of Mr. Mathews, Mr.
Shaw was declared nominated by
J. Bridges, Liberty
Jas. M. Brous, Perry.....««»»#*»
A. Yettor Knoxville..
G. W. Martin, Polk...
I. W. Fisher,Summit
Bridges declared the nominee.
FOU SUPERVISOR—FIRST 1JALLOT.
A. Neyenesch, Lake Prairie 42
J. M. Broua, Perry 17
G. Wr. Crozier, W. J. Millard, II.
G. Curtis, J. M. Brous, J. E. McCor
kle were chosen a central committee
for the current year.
An Omaha dispatch of the 10th
says: "Information has been re
ceived from Fort Laramie to the
effect that the Cheyennes and Arrap
pahoos are preparing for war.
Many of the &ioyx w^acwrfttptwy
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Special Notices, or Advertisements of doablewldth
or extraordinary display, 10 pereent. additional
to the above rates.
LOCAL NOTICES, TKN CKXT3 PER LINK, EACH
The Deniocrat admits that Ander
son is employed as attorney for the
B. A M. Railroad Company, in
There may be
special case, bnt says he has not been
retained for years that he has only
been acting as its agent that he did
not go to California, but only part of
the way, on its passes that his pass
es were not received for services as
attorney, but for servesces as land
agent that he does not now hold a
pocketfull of its passes and that
therefore the Journal's article last
week was a tissue of lies from begfn
nihg to end, with one single excep
agent and attorney which brings
consolation to the Democrat, but the
bald fact remains undisputed that he
is now employed as an attorney for
the railroad company as we stated
and the Democrat admits that he is
also the land agent of the same com
pany. How much has the Senator
bettered the matter by showing that
tho JOURNAL did not present the
case as strongly against Maj. Ander
son as the facts warrant
One month has passed sinco the
railroads of Iowa adopted tho tariff
prescribed by the legislation of last
winter. None of tho lines centering
here have yet made a footing of their
books, but the daily balances show
that the receipts have been materally
less than during the same month last
Aside from the fact that the rail
roads are decidedly losers by the new
tariff, some very curious facts in con
nection with it have been developed.
For instance, a Clinton firm shipped
ten pounds of Iron to Charlotte, in
Scott county, tho charges upon whlci\
undor, the new law were but om cent,
whicn hardly paid for the paper up
on which tho way bill was made,
Tho above case is beaten, however^
by that of a one pound package
which was carried from Cedar Rap
ids to Carroll, 17 miles, free, because
the legal chargo for its transportation
Wime below tv fcalf cunt and was re
jected, according to ttw rule nf the
company. A five pound package
was carried from Tipton to Cedar
Rapids for one cent. These two cases
are reported in the Cedar Rapids lie
publican. The Marslialltown Jiepulj
lican last week published a list of
similar shipments, in which a buggy
tongue was carried Hi! miles for two
cents and a bundle of wool was car
ried seven miles for one cent a but
ter barrel, 14 miles, four cents, and
other freight was corried at equally
unrcmuuerati ve rates. If a man hits
ten pounds of iron to send a few
miles lie can get a dozen inen to han
dle it and a great railroad corpora
tion to take care of It—all fo*
In reply to the above a business
man writes the following
Jul it or of the Jte.yist.er~ SirYou
havo a short article copied in this
morning's paper on the operations of
the Tariff law. Various articles on
this subject have been published
showing up tho absurdly low rates,
and in some instances no rates at all
for carrying merchandise to loei^l(
points,but how is it in regard to heavy
merchandise, such as lumber, Hour,
coal, etc., etc.? This department of
freights amounts to over 75 per cent
of the whole. Now, instead of theso
being lower they prove in many
instances higher than ever before
and hamperd by restrictions hitherto
unknown. Should tho shipper load in
excess of tho freight laid down in the
law as a car load (a much smaller
freight than we have been accustomed
to load) they are charged for the
excess over ten tons at a much higher
rate amounting to more tban double
tho legal rate per ton by tho car
load. This is a very inconvenient
and opressive burden to
ly crippling shipping interests and in
some branches of our western trade
shutting us out of the market entire
ly, as it makes it impossible from the
extra expense Incurred for us to com
pete with other points not protected
by legislative law. This law, as now
carried out is doing the heavy shipp
ers of the Stato a great injury, and
shows an entire want of practical
knowledge as to its workings by our
legislators whose excessive zeal has
thrust so oppressive a burden njnm
those they had aimed to relieve.
With these few items, tho
other side of the picture. 1 close.
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