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A WKKKLT REFL'BLICAS HEWIPAPEB. f.c BARKER, Editor and Proprietor, qp« tr If. E cnntrr nf PtANt KXO-VY1LLK, IOWA. gCJfcst.'TtlPTION I'KK'E, Two tWlnr* inr year, tinil i*t ii»- i f*r i ui: n) u \ear. la all ca-c- r-triftl* in vJ\»sin-.-. At A.M.—Oriental I/O die No 1. Knoxrlllo mint1 S»t Kv«. or. or nffiire lull monti rai-t. month. J. oI'PKN IJKIMhK, Oyc'ii, J. 8 LV ILK. W.M. •UPMOli CIIAHTKR. NO 18. R. A Knoxvilie. 1 drtt* M'n. ICve on or befor* *«ch full moon. J.T.KHKXCU..%«'». A. l. WKTUKKKLU H. P. TO.U.f.—Knoxvilie Lodge mveti every Tu»«'1«y KTcotng. Visiting brethren cordially ini-lted KlOO.Ser'y J.T. Kak.M II N. 0. soional. £roff HUGH THOMPSON. M. 0., •"kENTIST.—Office over Freeland JkThomp «on'a Baker}, Mit aid* Public Square, KcoxTille, low*. tf J. K. CASEY, A TTORNKY AT LAW, Knoxvilie, Iowa, Jj. Office east side of Public Square, and ap stair? over Conwetl's Hardware Store. Will practice is Marion and adjoining Coun ties (tf-)_ I,«.*IMI.OW. .*.*tuo. WINSLOW & WILSON, ATTORNEYS PUBLIC, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, will attend iheCourti-of Marion County. 40tf K HARy TTOI?NKY AT LAW and Notary Pub lic. Special attention gi*en to collco* Hons and foreclosing mortgages. Office, over Wclch A Welch's etare, Weyer's Block, Katxville, Iowa. (ASOtf. X. J. AHDBRBOW. & L. CeLLias. ANDERSON & COLLINS, A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Knoxvilla, Ma rica County, low A. tf. Dr. C. F. GARRETSON, Ijfc TTORN KYS at Law, Claim and Real E JHfc tate Agents, Knoxvilie, Marion County, lowa. Will attend to allbueines* entrusted tothelr fare,in Marion and adjoining Connties. Will pHMticain the Stataaad Federal Court*. J,ltf. J. R. CHANDLBB. W. K. FKRGCSOK. CHANDLER & FERGUSON, T10BNMS AT LAW, AND OOLLSC tioo At«nt», Wintered, Madison Co., wa. 1-6* A Lw» E. R. HAYS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Knoxvilie, iowa, attend promptly to all business entrust to bis bands ATTORNEY VOL. XIX. 7-iAtt MTNAYS, AT LAW and Notary PnMie, Pleasant ville, Iowa. Will al*o attend to collections, and to Buying and Selling Land. (tf) $ltrrantttf, ?radts, ®fe. Ii, BLACK3MJTHIN6. 'i ROBERTS AND JAM KS hure opened a Blackuwiih Shop in the building for» merly o*cupied by J. R. Hoberts, just west of the New liauk building, and am prepared to do all work in their line in the be*t manner and at fair rates. Will aluo build wagooa, tyring w:igon» and buggies to order. Otden* •«Ii ited. KNOXVILLE MARBLE WORKS. ROBINSON u BRO S, Manufacturer* and Dealers in Monuments and Head Stones, and Grave-yard Work of e»ery de scription. Near northweat corner of Puhlia Square, Knoxvilie. Io*a. tf G. E. CONWELL, IPVSALElt in Stoves, Tinware, 8k«lf aad 1 Ileavy Hard ware, He» pers, Mowers and Agricultmal Implements generally. Agent forM. W. Warren's Patent Atmospheric port able Soda Fountain. Old btand, east side Square, Knoxvilie. l,3tf CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. ILLKR. I10LLIT)AY Jfc CD. arc prepar ed to do all kinds of work in their line shoj-t notice and oa reasonable terms. QIVE THEM A CALL at their (hop northeast oorser of Co art Bouse Square, Kaoxviile. (7 43 lyr) FURNTTURE] YOIJNO would respectfully Inform the citizens of Marion County that he has opened a Cabinet Shop on Robinson 8treet, west of the Treinont House, up stairs, in the room formerly occupied by the can Office, where be will b:veon band all kinds of Furniture, and Coffinsof all sizes, Which he wil Iwel I Low for Cash. (tf.) TO BUILDERS. JOHN WEAVER is pre|par«4 to talie con •J tracts fr Plii.-tcriri laying Brick and ptone, Building Cisterns, Flues, eto. Satis faction guaranteed. Miiterials furnished. Lea.ve ordors at residence, East Knoxvilie, 01 ttstore of Welch Jc Welsh. (7—g|» C. GALLAGHER, Mattend ARION COUNTY AUCTIONEER, win to all bujiinesH in IUM line on rea sonable torun. Satisfaction guaranteed. Klkffiville. Leave orders at tbe Votor office BLACKSMITHING. DSMICK proposes to do ail work in his line during tbe winter in th« best possible manner, and at red*ce*pricei. Set ting tire, cash $1.50, on credit $2 horse shoeing, new shoes, per span, ca $3, on credit, $3 »lh setting shoes, |-r span, ca^h $1 40, credit, $1.(10. All jobbing at low rate«, and 15 per cent, off for^anh. Sh«pon Robin*"n street, just east of Public bqu»re. (iive bib eali. aalt~Apring wagon OD band for •a)«. (22 tf) KNuXVILLE NATIONAL BANK. KNOXVILLK, IOWA. CAPITAL 1)00 Gold, Silver, Government and other Securities bought wnd sold. Interest allowed en time deposits. Special Htteu'iou given to Collection*. Open from 9 A. Ji. to 4 P. M. except Sundays. DiHxCTona, A. W. Collins, &. L. Collins, J. 8. Caoniag lam A. J. Kerr. JaelMoa Raw*, ti. K.. liel'amy, J. Bittenbeodar, W. ita« h«lMW ft. B. WouiJruf. orPtcr.kS. A. W. COI.LI*B, President. J. 8. Cc xisom am, Vt«c Pieskdsat. /. J. Davos, Ca«bt*r. C^.tUf AHEAD 113.254. SINOER SEWING MACHINES—!?o. soM in 1873, 2i2,444, fceing 118,**5 more tban were sold by any tt,er Company in same time. Now is the time to get the Best and most Popular Sewing Machine in the World. I keep on band a go^d sipply of needle attachments, eta. North side ot Public Square, Kaoxvide. t. YAROBR. NOTICE TO LUCEhS. T^HEtake UNDERSIGNED is cow prepared to contracts for all kinds of work in hi? line nf business, su a» Brick and Mtoiie l.aviiii Plastering and C'istern and Flue litilldln^. All of which I propose to do with dispatch* and in go.id workmanlike manner. I war rant satitfaction. MATKKI ALS furnished If required and a CREDIT till Christmas will be given par ties do*ire 11. (040 ly) n. J. BONIFIELD. A. UNGLES, Plasterer. ALL AT LAW AND NOTARIES KINDS OF PLASTERING DONE in tho neatest and st sab.stantial manner, and on the shortest notice. Tents liberal. Kjpublicun 0br Office in brisk bunk building, northwest comerol tbe Public Square, Knoxvilie, Iowa. (l,28tf) «. M. STOKE. O.B. ATBSB. STONE & AYRES, Stale Ticket. For Secretary of State, JO.-SIAH T. YOUNG. F»r Auditor of State, BUKEN R. SHEHMAN. F«r Treasurer of State, WILLIAM CHRISTY. Register of StateLand OflQce, DAVID SECUR. For Attornev-(ieiieral, M. E. C'UTTS. For Clerk of the Supreme Court, EDWAHD J. HOLMES. For Reporter of the Supreme Coift, JOHN S. RUNNELLS. Congressional Ticket. For Congrewmon 6th District, E. S. SAMPSON. Judicial District Ticket. For .J udgp. H. S. WINSLOW. For PronecutitiK Attorney, G. W. LAKEEllTY. Count) Ticket. Eor Clerk. ALLEN HAMRNH& For Recorder. P. K. BONEHRAKE. For Member of Honnl Supervisors. II. F. JJOrsgrET. In Misouri the Democrats are very unkind toward the People's Party" which has a State ticket in the field. have a majority there, and of course defiantly lling their heels In the faces of the farmers, grangers, independents, people's parties, etc., but where they have no ghost of a chance for wuccess alone they are willing to don a deceptive name and court the favors of the farmers with Reform sooga in their mouths. A Kansas correspondent of the Chicago Journal nays an effort Is made to cover up the fact that Kan sas is subject to most distressing drouths, and that the winds blowing over the burning sands of New Mex ico and Colorado are like blasts from 80ine huge furnace, scorching every thing before them, lie warns peo ple against taking homesteads unless they have money enough to open their farms, build, and keep them selves for two years. The LouisvilleCoMmvJournal Dem. and one of the most able, Indepen dent and fearless of its class among the Soutliern journals, is led to speak its honest convictions ,in this lan guage We give it up. There was a chance that the next House of Re presentatives would not be Radical. That chance is gone. The outbreaks in Kentucky ami the massacre in Tennessee settle that much. No peo ple, no parly, could stand under such loud as the people of the South and the Democratic party of the North are forced to carry." It is now announced that President Graut has recently declared that he will not in any event be a candidate for a third tenn. Such a declaration from tho President could scarcely seem necessary, and yet the opposi tion press will continue, notwith standing the declaration, to tell their readers that the Radical party is de termined to force Grant upon them for a third term, and that Grant will never give up hisoffice—that he will hold It by force of arms in case he should not be re-elected by the Radi cals. etc. The editors of those papers know, if they know anything, that there is no probaUlity or even possi bility of any such things occurring. But they.mu«t deceive their renders and create prejudice in their minds against the Republican party in some way, and falsehood will answer their puroose as well as truth. No party will dare to break the estab|satisfied lished and honored precedent by giving to a President a third term, though he bo a socuad Washi n^ton. Anti-Monopoly Infelicities In Jasper Counts CLARK'S OPINION OF GATES, MOOO* IfACK, THE PIXOX3 AND OTHEJfc ANTI-CANDIDATES AT (irvMtrA, RK It After more than a year's honeat ef fort to aid in bringing about a reform in the Anti-Monopoly party, I RSia driven to tbe conclusion by its pub* lie acts, and what I have seen of til© inside mani|ulat wirepullers of btise fraud upon the people—that the dodge to \ndersofis sought the judicial nom inations. Thecountyconvention which nam-1 ed tho delegates to Ottumwa declar ed emehatically against (Jutes, and instructed its delegates for J. W. NEWTON, Iowa, Aug. ft, L. F. MUI-LIXS, Esq., McCormack of Knoxvilie, an cdior and not a farmer, a man of very moderate ability Gault of Appa noose, a Democrat, whose vote for tho Railroad Ring in the Senate' would lntve ruined us While, of Keokuk, a farmer, but a brewer and liquor man Dixon, of Mahaska, so unpopular ai home that he (#uld not carry the party vote, and a man of moderate ability and Harbor, of Mahaska, who is said to be a drunk ard. Gates is an overbearing and selfish man, and certainty not likely I to make personal friends from frank, I plain, open men like you and ihh I certainly have ten limes more reason to dislike him than any other Work ing Anti-Monopolist iu Jasper (oun ty, and certainly had nr. ido* of vote ing for him at Ottumwa. Jiut we jdid not go there to consult our own pcrsonai feel ifigs, but to do our best (for the Anti-Monoply party. We i supported Gates ununimotHlV for fiese reasons: 1st, Tbe deleg.vtH de tuanded a farmer nominee and £ates is a /armer and a Patron 2d, (fates is the ablest and best posted amj the best speaker of all the candidates proposed. [Mighty poor material must have been presented.) He lias no political record here be overhauled. KNOXVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1874. DFVi:r,orMENT3. Last week we mentioned the fact that Capt! IJ. F. Mullins, a prom iuant member of the Anti-Monopoly party in Jasper county, a popular man, a farmer, granger, member of the ceutral committee, and a delegate to the Ottumwa Con^re^ional con vention, had published a long letter renouncing his connection with the Anti-Monop* and returning to active work in the Republican party# How is a sample paragraph from his lettef lilations" by" political1 that. party tbattf w« cry of reform is a mere catch votes, and that the Anti-Mono- poly party to-dav is run in the inter-1 1 Stairs' Rights—Con^reNxlonal ana j^Slslatlte Control •r Railroads. REPrTVLTTAN a DCK'TKINE IN confiding people, i Uettr SirYour note, making in quiry in regard to the nonu.iatioij Of 1^50— ANTl-.dONOP. IXKTllINE, FEB. 1874—ANTI-MONOP IKK TRINE JUNE, 1874—HliPUBIilO AN DOCTRINE, JULY 1874. The Republican National Conven tion at Chicago in 1860 adopted the following resolutions as a part of its platform: 4. That the maintenance inviolate, of the rights of thp Stales, and espec ially of each State, to order and con trol its own domestic institutions ac cording to its own judgment exclu sively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric de pends and wo denounce the latirftsss infusion by armed force of the noil of any State or Territory, no matter un der what pretext, as wolst le*s fhc iwonle- that the a th-' est of certain deigning men and notLA",w"» construing tho relation be for tbe public good. Its leaders have *ween master and servant to involve rum I limit'* litu Mil*** r**ri TTKV I ed from this Class in scam lva sin-1 .(f gle instance has the office soiigM the one of the grav est of crimen i. That the present Democratic Administration bus far exceeded our apprehensions in tbe measure- subserviency to tbe exactions of 8('cti(",H' i"terc8t, as especially evinced in the detsperate exertion* to t. "'/'"Mus Lc?mptm O.nsl,- uPon fhe protectmrj people of 'an unqualified properly in persons enforcement every and sea, through the ongress and of the the extreme pre- a rtJH' man—(iates was at Ottumwa, work- Hhuse nf the power entrusted to »t by ing for his nomination, and both the, ],h'h1 geiK r«l imd unvarying The following was adopted by the Anti-Monopoly State Convention of Iowa at Des Moines, iu February, 1874: 5. That all corporations are subject to legislative control that those cre- Dixon first and Stone second. Mul-.ated by Congress should be restricted lins and other delegates were jpna- and controlled by Congress, and that bled to go to Ottumwa In the inidst th w u'uk'rv ... ..... subject to the control of the State of harvest time. The Oat«'s }dliti-^ creatintf that, wliiie r*c*oy: eians went down and voted for Gates, nize ibe value of railroads, and will This surprised and disgusted Mul- in nil proper ways encourage their lins, and he wrote to Clark the edi-, cnHtruction, yet, while enjoying a .... valuable fr«nchite, they should bear tor of the Independent, tho AntI- ju|i burden of taxntion, and re Monop. county organ, asking an ea-: ceive on the capital invested no more planation. Mr. Clark AOSwered than a Just and lawful interest, and follows- should charge only a just and equita ble rate for transportation and travel. i We did, friend Mullen, thelvery bent we knew how. fit was hafd to (to do well out of sucn a tough jot of material.) We gave up pemorial i feelings, preferences and prejuf ice*, I for the gofsl of the euwe. Jut*# will i work hard and ike a good 0tndi idute. In Congress he will his best for us. I hope you will be that we did the b."ft we knew, and give Gate1? jour ijearty I support. Your friend, I t'HAi. A. CL.OtK. State laws should be In June, oidy four months later, the same party met again in State Convention at Des Moines ami v an honest answer. The majority of Stones our Congressional delegation were, (!. That railroads, and all other Dixon men at the timo of their ap» corporations for pecuniary protit, poiutinent but those who went to should be rendered subservient to the Stale Convention brought back a I the public good that we demand report so unfavorable to the character j«uch constitutional and necessary of Dixon, Unit his case was consider- legislation upon this subject, both ed hopeless at once. Albert llarruh State and National, as will elVectully und others said be was pt oud, cold,! seenro the industrial and producing and overbearing, and without any I interests of the country against nil considerable intellectual force, and forms of corporate monopoly and ex charges of intemperance were made tort ion ami that the existing rail against him. When we got to the road legislation of this State should convention, we found citizens of Ids own county his most determined op ponents. As the delegates came in we found a large majority were farm ers who had left their harvest fields at great personal sacrifice, and who were determined that nothing but a farmer should lm nominated. They knew nothing of the ways politicins employ and we could have out man aged them and secured the nomina tion of Dixon but it would have been a wet blanket on their enthusi asm, [Principal was laid aside for fear of putting a wet blanket on somebody's enthusiasm.] endangered a bolt and made our defent certain. Now look at the other candidates be faithfully enforced, until experi ence shall have demonstrated the propriety und und justice of its mod ification. 7. That while demanding that rail roads be subjected to legislative con trol, we shall discountenance any ac tion on this subject calculated to retard tbe progress of railroml enter prises, or work injustice to these in valuable auxiliaries to commerce and civilization. The Iowa Republican State Con vention, in July following, udopted this statement of its creed upon the sail WJ subjects 3. That under the Constitution the United States Congress has the power to regulate all commerce' among the several States," whether carried on by railroads or by other means, and in the exercise of that power (Congress may, and should so legislate as to prohibit (under suita ble penalties) extortion, unjust dis crimination, and other wrong and unjust conduct on the part of persons or corporations engaged in such com motio. And, by virtue of the same constitutional power Congress may and should provide for the improve ment of our great natural water ways. 4. That the State has power, and it Is its duty to provide by Jaw for the regulation und control of railway transportation within its own limits, and we demand that the law of this Stute pHss for this purpose at the last session of tbe General Assembly shall be upheld and enforced until it shall be superseded by other legisla tion, or held unconstitutional by the proper judicial tribunal. Fifteen-cent Corn. One of those antiquated weather prophets who delight to build start ling theories'upon accidents or coinci dences—real or imaginary, no mat ter whiah— purloins the name of the ancient ark builder and over it writes: To the ICdUor:— For the information of your read ers, and that they arid others may get, ready for a regular old fashioned deluge next year, the writer has ta ken the trouble to look up the dates, arid from the observations made in this country since 17H1 he derives the fact that next year must bring us a fiood. The observations clearly show that the floods come in pei io-ls of 7 and 11 years with a grand maximum every GO years. Next year tho periods of 7 and 11 years combine and from that time to 1877 look out for showers. Taking 1787 as the last grand max imum for tbe last century tho first grand maximum was in 1844, and those of us who see 191 i may look out for these beautiful vallies of ours to be washed as clean as in 1814. NOACHII. This Noah No. 2 would do well to station a few facts, at least as guards for his ideal theory. That there were unusual floods in 1$44 is true, years afterward, in '51, Iowa saw another miniature deluge again in the seventh year '"8, the clouds open ed upon us in aqueous wrath the succeeding seventh yearr seemed to confirm the seveuth-year theory and yet no reason could be found to sustain it. Rut as another seventh year approached, everybody predict ed /or '72 another "wet season," and farmers held their corn for the year of famine. '711 came and went with rather less rain than usual. Iowa raised an abundant crop of corn and instead of returning thanks to the Almighty for tho gift, thousands of farmers joined the grange and the Anti-monopoly party because tfte Republican Pftrty and the railroads had minced the price of corn to 15 ctt. The pet seventh-year-flood Idea exploded like an over-inflated balloon in mid air, the Anti-Monopoly balloon was built to t«ke its place. This sailed high in '73, inflated with 15 cent-corn gas. This year com Is worth 40 cents, ami Anti-Monopoly balloon Is rappidly coming down. Young Noah won't give it up, however. He says: '•Next year the periods of 7 and 11 years combine," and upon this false statement bases the prudiction that "next year must bring us a flood." Next year is neither a 7th nor an ilth year nor will "the periods of 7 years combine" in froin and 11 '75. '44, Counting tho 7th years are '51, '5K, '05, '72, '79, etc. the 11th years are '."5, '06 '77, '88, etc. and they will not combine until! 1921. Tho" grand maximum GO-year period will close iu 1901 instead of 111, us young Noah falsely figures it. Thus a little roa BOfrUnd the £rst and simplest rule in arithmetic up sets the rash guess-work of this Anti Monopoly theorist. 'I be Corn ru|». And still they go to tho slaughter. A week after our |4ain and positive article two weeks e.go about farmers sacrificing their corn crops--und alter it had been read and approv ed by nearly all the neighbors, a farmer living not a mile from the agricultural editor sold a field of heavy eorn for six dollars per acre. TJiis would not be over twelve cents per bushel. How long stmll wo per sist in warning amidst so much stu pidity Attempting to write without other compensation than the fond hope of bettering and elevating the agricul tural population, has many discour agements, Too many farmer's sons are educated to no purpose—too many have brains ouly to fUl the vacuum of a thick skull, not made what they ought to be utid could be. Such have Intellect only todozcuway in a comatose slate. They have muscle only to be exhausted by toil ing for tho speculator. Are farmers to continue to bo beasts of burden that others may roll in wealth and enjoy the fruits of the earth Many circumstances conspire to make us believe that long ages will have to be spent in semi-servitude before the reformer will bo able to wrest the laborer from the pit in which he in clines to wallow. The above, written by the agricul tural edi tor of tho State Jieylster, bar ring it harsh but friendly language, is worthy of thoughtful consideration by thousands of Iowa farmers. Rut while many have this year sold their corn crops at rates too low, others have refused and per aero, hoping to realize still higher prices, and there is danger that in holding fur exorbitant rates they will drive away stock that wouM otherwise lo cate iu herds near them to consume their surplus, and thus leave on hand such an abundance that next spring arid summer the price wili bo depress ed to unremurative rates. Our crop is abundant—far above an average, in this part of the State at least. It is fair to pfeaume that we have us many acres of corn in Marion county as in any former year—perhapae more and fifty bushels per acre is probably not too high an estimate. Wo do not think it can bo shown that such a bountiful crop, in acreage and yield per acre, has ever brought iu Iowa, either in Autumn ur tlie following Spring or (summer more than 39 cts. RATE9 OF ADVERTISING. 1 W. 1 M. SM. 6M. IV. Inch $ 75 $ 2 00 $ 4 00 $ o0 $ 8 Ofl 1 26 3 50 6 00 9iH) 12 00 iColunml^ 500 sug 13 uo i«oo I 3.50 8 00 ]2"00 16W 22 UO 1 6 00 12 00 16 00 "2 00 85 (Hi 1 IwO lCTOO .lttOO 22 00 3^K to)(Hi 8peelal Notice*, er Artrertic-ment* of d»#W'wklti Of extraordinary dhptey, 10 jx-r east. sddKicaal to the above ratfl. LOCAL NOT1CK8, TKN 0KNT8 i'KR LINK, EACH IN?KKfION. per bushel., ii farmers can now se cure 35 cts. for their crops in the field, can thdy reasonably anticipate better figured In the spring, after the demand for the winter's feeding is supplied, making a flair allowance forgathering, and storage, waste and interest? At this price a 40-acre field yielding 50 biishelsjper acre will bring $700,00, which is certainly a good re turn for the use of the land and fenc ing, and the labor of a man and team for three or four months—say 16 weeks, 97 days. The result is over $7 per day. Is nofr this better than the doubtful chance of securing 50 cts per bushel in the Spring with the risk of having to sell at 2octs, or to hold over another year? Our stock of hogs and cattle is not larger than usual, and hut for tbe influx from the AY est and South, in conse queuce of scarcity of feed in Misouri, Kansas and Nebraska, &e could not probably consume more than half our crops at home. Next planting time will doubtless find a large sur plus of corn in Iowa to be shipped or held over. To those farmers who havo large quantities of corn beyond what will bO required for their own consumption these hints are worthy of consideration. They should close ly calculate the chances and hold or sell according to their conclusions. There is no excuse for any man trifl ing away a good field of corn this year at six dollars per acre he can have $12 or $15 as well but he wouid be foolish to say that if he cannot get 125 or 130lie will hold over. Tho Democrat endorses the action of tho Ku Klux and White JL«a guers in Louisiana in resorting to arms to overthrow the State govern ment. -It says their address to the people of the United States "appeals to the sympathies of all good men." it whines because now, when they are striving with faint hopes of suc cess to overcome the immense ad vantages which Kellogg has gained by possession, they are a^ain oppos ed by tbe authorities as Washing ton." Gov. Kellogg was elected by tho people of Louisiana as was Gov. Car penter by tho people of Iowa, and that gave him the immense advan tage which the Democratic syinprt thizingly says'the Democrats and Conservative.-," alias Ku Klux, are "striving with fatat hopes ofsuccess to overcome." What a pity it would be If Vale and his friends who were defeated last fall should strive by force of arms to overcome Gov. Carpenter's "immense advantages," "gained by possession," and after they, with the help of such Ku Klux as McCor mack, had killed and wounded JVw hundred men to raiake a political point, the authorities at Washington should Intel fere and make them bo have. The Democrat is an Anti-Monopoly organ, an acknowledged mouth piece for tho party, an accredited teacher and expounder of its doc trines. Ita editor is announced as one of the speakers in the canvass for their State ami county tickets. Is it not fair to hold the party responsi ble for the teachings of their organ thus endorsed The organ tells us that tho principles of the Anti-Mo nopoly party are those held by the Democratic party for years. Their speakers tell us tho same tiling. The Democrat speaks for both par ties. Will our frlende- who left the Re publican party last fall and united with the new party, with this paper at Its head in this county, tell us if they are prepared to endorse the doc trine that a few defeated and dissatis fied men may rightly take up arms and incite their party to take up arms against their State government? Is this the sort of reform they pro pose to bring about by voting with tho Anti-Monopoly party is this Anti-Monopoly doctrine? Is this tho sort of acquiescence the new parly proposes to give to settlement of tho question of universal suffrage by tho the recent constitutional amend ments? Is this the meaning we are to place upon the States' right plank in the Anti platform? The war in Louisiana is really and solely a war made by the White Leaguers, tho Ku Klti'C clan (McCormack calls them Democrats and Conservatives) against the blacks. It is a war to de cide the question Shall the 15th amendment ho sustained, and tho negroes hp allowed tbe rights of cit izens and voters? The Anti-Monop oly doctrine, according to McCor mack, is Down with the constitu tional amendments! Down with the niggers 1"