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Ik* evidence as to Mr. Larrabee's real tiharscter is low before the people. It not hearsay nor affidavits procured by, paestionablc methods, but public records irhose authenticity cannot be denied nor Iheir testimony weakened by any ex* plsnations. The records show that Larrabee is the Boat inveterate mortgagee in Iowa. They also show that with stock in eleven banks, full ownership of one, aed hun- tortgages, -eds of thou. mds of dullars worth of he pays tax on only $0,000 of Cponeys and credits. There is evi dent here a violation of the' spirit W the law, am! of equal taxation, which jean but conc'.cran its author. Why kould the poor pay the taxes, and rich en like Mr. Larrabee escape? Is a man Nrhothua dodges his taxes in violation of law the of man to be chosen gov* rTheofkindthe nor Iowa» records show that this man WHO Bros evades payment of taxes on hit Rfeousands of dollars worth of mortgag ing reported in the state senate and prarmly advocated and voted for a •weeping bill to tax church property—a kill which would in effect lay heavy ^uea on the church buildings of many hreak churches. It would also, bear fceavily on the private achoola and col lages of the state. It ia on institutions Ilk. these that Mr. Larrabee, as Rhs public records show, tried to ito throw the burden of taxation which pie escapes by a falsa return of his mon and credits. The public records further show that trhen thousands of farmers ia the north ttrestern part of the state were suffering £trom the ravages of grasshoppers, and bill was introduced to loan them $50, fcOO until they could recover from the Blow, Mr. Larrabee, who was in the Jike oaning business himself and did not competition, used all his influence to get the sum reduced to $30,000, and jfailing in that voted against the bill. The records further show that ha ftoted to legalize illegal warrants ia #rhich his numerous banks had teen speculating, and thus used his offi cial position to take money out of the fwekets of poor settlers in the new eonnties and put it into His owa pock ets. The records do not show, but it is ad mitted by the Davenport Gazette and Ather republican papers that Mr. Larra tee's numerous banks charge illegal fates of interest—24 to 86 and as high as €8 per cent, when the law allows only f0. He is thus a law breaker. Is a law-breaker fit to execute the laws? The records also show that this man who voted and worked for thurch taxes voted in the aenate Against the tax of 75 ccnts ft mile on telegraph companies. The telegraphs pay him for this work by al lowing him to send messages free. Ha Sdso voted for the present prohibitory law, which exempts saloons from taxa tion. He introduced a $50 license bill Into the senate. The records show that this same Mr. Itarrabee who dodges his own taxes haa invariably voted against every attempt to reduce the penalty and interest oa Other people's taxes when they bcaom* delinquent, and against the semi-annual tax bill. Such is the character of Mr. Larrabee, •a betrayed and portrayed on every page Of his public record. If it were desired to retaliate for the Indecent campaign that he and his em ployes have waged against Mr. Whiting, affidavits and statements in any num ber could be freely and readily obtained from his neighbors showing that his |ublic record does not belie his private character. But in this respect Mr. Whit ing has set his competitor a worthy ex ample which he had much better fol lowed. He has sent no cpiea into Lar fabee's home, hired with money swind led out of the people of the state, to travel under false names and obtain cer tificates and affidavits by false pretenses or by direct bribery. He has employed Cio agents who were known as libel lers to do any dirty work. He has left all such work as this to Mr. Lar rabee. and Mr. Larrabee has done it in a tnanner which cannot commend him to the fair minded, decent people of Iowa. Deeply should the people ponder over this difference between the methods of the two men. And not the methods only. As the records show, Mr. Larrabee stands for the corporations, the money lenders, the S&ylocks of society, against the plain and mple rights of the common people. Be voted against the Cassatt mining bill to protect the rights of miners against the granger railroad law in favor of con vict labor and in fact almost invariably in favor of corporate capital against de fenseless labor. Whiting is the candi date of the latter, and has always ••worked and voted in ita interests. The two men are oa diametrically opposite in the issues and interests which they real ty represent, as in their characters and itheir methods of attack in a campaign. ,"Whiting is decent, dignified, generous, grablic spirited, careful of the poor and of their rights. What Larrabee is the reo prds and the course of the campaign «only too plainly show. Let the people jjndge between them. SOUTHERN OUTRAGES. The southern outrage mill has begun !o grind, but unfortunately for the re publican prets of the north the mill don't turn out the right kind of grain-— to them it's chess. Here are the partic ulars of two terrible affairs: Franklin J. Most*, last republican gov tenor of South Carolina, cam* north fee practice the soma tactics, applauded by svery northeru republican paper, that he ased while carpet-bug governor of the Pal metto state. Lo ho* ju*t been sent to the penitentiary for three years by a republic an judge in tb- republican state of Maw* Shuaetta for stealing. In MHO the cotton mills in the south only numbered 161 no* there are 8IM, an in ereaso of 143. In the same half decade the number of aouthem spindles has increased bJ 618,328. The ligure» uow give us 10.7 per Bent of all the a proportion tnat •rill oertaiuly b- increased fast enough with return of IK iter times. IfBoc. Ber.rds!ey will carefully and arfully riad this number of Tax he will learn a lesson in practi calities. Je will see what a decent powerful ctuap&iga broadside looks BUYING AFFIDAVITS. When Mr. Dollivcr, the Demosthenes rf Iowa, remarked to an Ames repub lican that the Monona county ufTadavits cost The Hit/inkr $l.O00, the moral sense of the state was shocked beyond meas ure. Some iniiul* sought relief in doubt. Home democratic editors rather hesi tatingly charged that the affadavits had been secured by bribery. This view seems now to be confirmed ly a circumstance just brought to light. We promised Dr. Hutchins the other lay that if he wanted any further infor mation we would gladly furnish it. He hasn't presented his request, but we shall not keep him waiting ju«t because he is bashful. On our local page will be found an item which will entertain him, even if it con veys no news to him. The short and simple annals of the case are that Doc Hutchins, republican campaign writer and orator, chief of the Iowa bureau of statistics, and special agent of the republican campaign com mittee, ha* been caught trying to buy affi dacit* criminating a democratic candidate. We are aware that this is a grave charge. Hutchins is a state officer. He is the trusted agent of the republican state committee. He is delegated to do its fine work, especially among the workingmen. But the facts fully justify our charge. The worthy doctor and his master, the other doctor, and his organ. The Itegixt-r, and all the big and little republican bosses of Iowa •.ire cordially invited to deny it. But they won't. We can't persuade them to discuss any live issue of the campaign. This is a live issue, and no mention of it will be seen in a republican paper. They will go on prating about their party's great love for the laboring man. Hut they won't whisper a word :.b ut this base attempt to bribe wit nesses on the subject. It is just as well If all the republi can papers in Iowa conclude to shut up phop tomorrow we shall still succeed in laying the facts before a sufficient number of people to elect Whiting, and that is all we want. We do not want it unanimous. There is little enough op position now. It has come to be almost impossibse to get anybody in Iowa to say he is a republican on any given issue. The state of things revealed by this dit-graceful incident will not stir up any feeling of pride in the people of Iowa. It is a blot on our state, and it leaves no doubt that a change is needed at the state house. LARRABEE'S MORTGAGES. With 97 counties in Iowa and 37 entire states in the Union to hear from the re publican candidate for governor is the happy possessor of mortgages to the value of sj~.0,0!0. At $10 an acre this would cover 25.H0 acres of land. That is, it would cover a whole township and three sections in a second township. Larrabee's Des Moines orgaa puts in the blundering plea that these mortgages are not Larrabee's, but belong to the banks in which he owns an interest. This gives us the desired test on whicl. to remark that instead of those being more mort gages tin a Larrabee owns, they are not, and we never pretended they were, anything near all that he has, and they are only a fraction of wha*. fiis hunks own. We slated dis tinctly tint this was only a partial list. If Tin /.VjfAJr will only be kind enough to accept our proposition in Monday's LKADEK, we KIUIIJ get another Siemens lii^ht or two a :d several car--loads of o ln-~ good things and give the peoph of lov. a sui.il a jKiper as they have never i lu trying to crawl out of the disagrees bit* s.vjibinebe of Larrabee's mortgage the blundering organ own* up to Lar ral»ce's hruk.-t. It wKl be entertaining to see the farmers of Iowa rushing to the poli* to voti* for a man who own stock in uine cut-throat banks, every one of which probably, and some of which certainly, make their profits as the Iowa idoor* italic thoirs—by brpak ing t':-e Iv.v. is t!:e ov/jicrv.hip. or pr.rtial owner fcltip, of a cordon of ir.wless banks likely to mul^e a man friendly to the interest of til rs and v.'orl.in^nien, or the eon.11." i! p!e gouerr.lly l\:r»ai :l\* a muti might be a banker flisd at ti." Miine time a trusty repre yeotxlivo of the people. Cankers are just a* goo i as other people, lint Ub t!ie:e are tricks, so there are tricksters, ia all trader. There is a kind of ban! ing, a.-- there i-s a kind of journalism, whi is not what it ought to be. It miglit be called cut-throat banking. It is di hoiK -t, luw!e!: und oppressive bus nes. Of thiri kind of bonking Larrabee reaps the profits. His banks have shaved legal and illegal warrants, reached for the very heart and liver of the poor fr.nner by charging him 50 per •.•mi. for lean? on chattel mortgage col laterals, and Larrabee in the senate has RhY.iys worked and voted for thtir in t-rC-.-U. That is not the kind of men the peo pie delight to honor. It is not the kind of men they like to trust with their sacred interests. They will never elect a shyloek mortgagee and note shaver to the office of governor. That is settled If all the men in Fayette county aguinst whom Larrabee holds a mort gage vote for him, he will hava a splan did "home endorsement." A thousand dollars is a good deal of money, yet the regency spread such an amount over Monona county after most reckless fashion. When persua sin won't wiu, Larra'oee and his friends full back on the senator's money. It tran-pires now why Hull was not nominated—why a soldier was shelved and a banker taken. The regency boys have rolled Larrabee's barrel into the ring and stove iu both ends. It will uoon be time for another barrel senator. Suppose the. soldier element in the re publican party bad been recognized in such a way that Hull had been placed at the head of the ticket by the rcpttbli can Mate c. nvei»:ion. where would Doc Uv.ii hius lavo JLTOI lUe wherewithal to nn) Mbcrid'y for affirmative answers"! $1,000 for MWHW Mfl'i Wg-#9r«- r. SHAMELESS BRIBERY. The republicans arc in desperate cir cumstances. They are pouring Larra bee's money all over the state, but it is like pouring water into a sieve. They spent a slanderous broadside against Whiting, and it made him thou sands of votes. They have called to their aid all the political desperadoes of the state, and set ihcm to work to trick and deceive the people. They have no issues. They dare not discuss anything. They are afraid of their politics and afraid of their own names. They have waved the bloody shirt in vain. In vain they made iu their platform long prayers and long promises to the people. In their down ward road to defeat they arc growing more desperate, and their campaign methods are correspondingly more de spicable, every day. It was a cold day for them when they struck Jerry Connolly in their drumming for purchasable affidavits. They wish they hadn't. But if they bad succeeded they would have paraded blind Jerry's testimony all over the state, and plas tered the ground in his district with it. With the smirk of a hardened hypocrite they would have pointed to another in stance of democratic depravity. But Providence had not that delicious morsel in store for them. We said shameless bribery. That doesn't apply to the present case. This was only a shameless attempt at bribery The shameless bribery is hiding around in the dark corners, and this is a sort of isiemeus regenerating gas light thrown on it. And what a revelation I Can such a campaign win in Iowa? THE RED RAG. A letter from one of the republicans whom the blood}* shirt has disgusted The board of trade of Home, Georgia, Rcndf out eirculur inviting northerners to settle in their city. It declares that in poli ties. everything is sereue and hannooious ntul then throws out the following signi ficant hint: This is not talk these are facts, and no one but the most willful and false hearted partisan would say anything so utterly un true as tliat a man's politics will stand iu way of his commercial prosperity, or his focial enjoyment, unfex* he tn-:kx julitict hi* fiitxrHKK and atirii up enmity by hh cimtlition uti I'-orthy of a (fluid and ^iicrnivklny citizen. In this state, as in other i-tat'-. politicians can breed for themselves dislike and sus picion. According to the Georgia idea, voting the republican ticket is "condition unworthy of a good and peaee-soekiug citizen." Oct. 6: In a recent article concerning my trip to the south I wrote what was as nearly applicable to the above as anything that I could say after reading it. I quote as follows: "There are a few misconceptions concern ing the south and its people that I wish to speak A. First, there are prol-ably a go«»d many who will read this article that had the pleasure, as the writer did. of going to the wbrld's exposition last winter. Those who did. were probably surprised at the cordial welcome th'»v received from the southern people. And the southern people were a good deal surprised also to find so pleasant a class of people as came down to see the exposition, tut* people, and the country, there was a pleasant disappoint ment all around. The writer has always been an ardent re publican. and in all l»i life has never voted anything l«ut the republican t.a k"t, but it occurred to him last winter-that possibly be had done the south* rii people an in justice. Here were hundreds of people who met him, knowin v. ry well his views on poli tics, who km-w i»!«t l-.e belonged to th party am! tie- piople who had been vietori nus in the late war. but who met him plea anth, made Mm feel at hme, said nothing o!l'ensive to him duiing his stay amon^ them: and on his departure extended U him a hearty invitation to V«uie again. And iie sn-d l.o him^i t', if these people who have lost MI MM'II, who lutve sullered SO much, can meet me in this way. isn't it a little bit ne eii in ins to stnn-1 olV and keej slinking at litem that old dHn»':d:ite red nr. cull'-d 1 ii* liio xly shirt* And I made Uji my mind that w«.mUl ii»»ver 5o it a,f «in, b'it would ine -t th'-ni half way, and if ihey were willing to forget tba not." past. I could set no rood a^d valid rcasuu why I should I sincerolv believe that evf-rv man V: the north wi average common sense isnlefes it e th:j "machine politician," i? sick and tired of such articles as tin lirf/izter and many other northeru papet are continnr.Uy publishing. Can the^ never lenrn that they are injuring thf best bu.'in"f»K interests of the country! Cau they never see that every tim they make this an issue they get beat at t!u polls? Can they never understand thai the :er|l of this country sincerely be lieve that ii. l:si a dead and buried pa-t ijs I tli^t th«y (the peoplet arc not goins to continually keep digging up th p'.Hre'ied remains, wht'n there are goo! live issued that should cocupy their at tention? that we as n peopla bell've tliat this i* ft omuiry Ukt n it« a tehok, and that th people of the north and south learning to like each other and r« spect ea*h other? Whether they r:ui or not. it is a f:.et, and I, for one, am ylad of it. I am glad to know that the pco pte iu the country that I was born in v.i:d love have enough bre ulth and lib er.-d'ay to advance beyond the mat-Liu press of the country, to say that Uiev will not be led by the nose by those who are f,o revengeful that they can neve iorgiv.:or forget." or are so narrow con true led that they ci.u never ab:»otb idea. Among other places vial ted on my southern trip was the city of Home Georgia, to which the register alludes in its article, and at no place did I find more liberal, advanced and iutelltgec of citizens than at thai wide awake little southern city. II. C. liutef. One of tha handiest things for the n, publican party to have iu a campaign is a candidate with a loug purse. The old reminiscence is using f.ftrrabce in ft Wi.y he never was before. The senator hftjs been in tho habit of raking in and crowding down. During the month last past he has been obliged to shell out. I i i hard on the old fellow's ruling pas sion, but the regency tells him it is jil'-t. Had the republicans nominated iluli who would have furnished the campaign f'trnls: Now that is a question no dem ocrat htv.l thought of. However, the re publican party did, and it concluded Hull had better get to the rear of thi man with a ba'rl and a two-story iMMtk vault full of mortgages. If Doc. Hutchins will kindly send u* another list of questions we shall try to answer them in a way that will instruct him and entertain the audience. We have looked over the Ptntfftfen! report of the Iowa Labor Bureau and sought in vain for a table showing the variation In tii" priti* of affidavits. LESLIE'S LIES. Xlk«Xind of Material He Employad to Manufacture Them. Addi«on Oliver and D. Ainsworth— Two Sample Republican Worthier* Some of the Principal Events in Their Lives—Oliver aa a Draft Dodger. Airsworth aa- a Woman S'anderer— How He was Horaewhipped in Deniaon. Farmer Whiting's Foothold Among Xonona County Republicans—* Certain of Home Endorsement. OLIVER AND AINSWORTH. •OKSTHIN a ABOUT TOE MEM WHO ARB MAUO KIXO OOV. WHITING. OXAWA, Oct. 7.—Editorial Correspondence of Thk Lr.ADER.—Few men in any clime stand as high in the esteem of their per sonal acquaintances as does Parmer Whit ing. He has a lodgment in the hearts of he pioneers of this county that no amount of slander can displace. They who passed together the dangers and privations of pioneer life know the generous impulses of his nature, the firm reliance, the steadfast courage, the courageous honesty that guide him in all his acts. He is a man without fear, and yet "none of his neighbors ever hesitate to ask him for a favor when in a corner, and no worthy applicant is ever turned away with a deaf ear. It is now twenty years and over since the close of the war. and yet the old settlers, and es pecially the old soldiers whose families lived in this county from 1MH to 18115. re member as though it was but yesterday the kind and active aid he jrave those whose husbands and sons and brothers were off to the war. His was the kind of generosity that touched the heart. He did not go about proclaiming to tho world his gener ous acts, but in his quiet way he supplied many an empty larder and always declin ed to receive any compensation whatever. It is not strange, then, that Judge Whiting rests high iu the esteem of the citizens of his own county. And it is not strange that the J\Agister and the republican state central committee have studiously avoided the circulation of the Register's charges in Monona county. Here where the character of the affiants in the affidavits is so well known to be unre liable in all the relations of life the circu lation of the Register supplements \.oi.ld react like a boomerang. The effect of tL^ publication in the limited circle which has attained a knowledge of its contents is a! ready disastrous to its instigators, and there is not a shadow of doubt that Judg Whiting will carry his county by the larg est majority he has ever received. If he were as well known all over Iowa as he is in his home county be would carry the state by fifty thousand majority. Del. W. Leslie, alius Jones, was here work ing up the JieyUtcr'* statement his chief i sistauts, aside from McMillan, the one horse attorney, were Addison Oliver and J. D. Ainsworth, editor of the Mvnomm County Uiizrtte. O iver is one of the pioneers of the' county, and has been jhe political opponent of Judge Whiting in many a hard fought |H)litieai light. The relative stand ing of the two men is best illustrated by stating the fact that in every one of these contests Monona county, although a strong republican county, has invariably given a Whiting majority. This proof of the judge's home popularity has greatly aggravated Oliver, and bis cup of bitterness, already full to overflowing, was made more bitter still by the result of the senatorial election two years ago, when Whiting carried his own couuty over Oliver by l'Jti majority, even carrying Oliver's own town ship, and also each of the other two coun ties of tae district, having a total majority of nearly UX). During that campaign a vigorous eauvass was made. Several joint debates were a feature of it, and in one of them, where Oliver had the close, he vio lated the rules of debato by alluding to the war record of Judge Wbiting, which he had not the courage to touch ujion in his open ing sptH-ch. The latter gentleman imme diately arose and challenged him to devote one hour to the discussion of their war records, but this fair uud manly projosition Oliver absolutely declined. And it was well for him tnat he did, for no man in the county has a more vulnerable record than he. During the war if he ever raised his band to help the destitute families of uuion soldiers the old settlers around here are not aware of it. And yet he is a wealthy man, own ing about three thousand acres of land in the county. The bitterness that charac terized his acts in the early days, clings to him still, and it is a common icrnark that a score of souls the size of Oliver's could dance on the point of a cambric needle, and not be crowded tor room. Addison Oliver is a tine specimen of man, to attack the loy alty of Judge Whiting. Where was he, and what was he when the war was out Let us see. Part of the time he was in Ne braska. That was when the draft was im minent. He remained across the Missouri river until he secured the appoint ment of provost marshal, which, of course, exempted him from the draft, when he boldly returned. From that day he became a bold warrior. He fought as valiantly from that time on as General Clarksou is fighting now. Koine of his bold exploits are related by the old settlers. His great achievements which will go whooping down the age* are his determined and per sistent as weil as very bold attempts to take from the old settlers the soldiers" over coats which their sons had sent home to them from the army. In this work he covered himself with lory, until one day he ran afoul of Tim Murphy, a robust Irish farmer who was wearing the blue. Murphy not ouly would not give up tho coat, but administered a severe choking to the in solent Oliver, who was glad cucugh to get away with his diminutivo soul still linger ing in his Ixx^'. Tim has gone to bis long home, but his son John, who sent him the coat, lives out upon the old Loiur -lead and relates with no little pride this deed of prowess of his father. It is not exaggerat ing the case at all to say that Oliver could not be elected to any office in Monona county. He is without standing: in his own party. He has even been defeated for the town council of Onawa, a town that con tains two hundred republican and sev enty-five democratic votes. Last week ho attempted U get upon the Onawa delega tion to the republican county convcutiou( but he was left off by a vote of three to one. Three of the delegates chosen from this township are Whiting republicans. It will further worry the tall tower organ, edited by DeL W. Leslie, to learn that the republican organization of the county has been plaggd iathe bftJUk of Whiting men. The county ctairman Is Mr. Whitmgft PVIUfiiaw. and although a strong republican, he is also a strong Whi ting man. fact you can scarcely run acro«Ma«*ieant republican iu the county wnbTs not enthusiastic for Whiting. J. D. Ainsworth, who assisted Leslie alia* Jones to procure by purchase or otherwise the affidavits and other slusn printed by the Jteginter, is a rare specimen of the genua homo. There are few like him in existence, and it is well for society that his kind ia not more numerous. Aiusworth has lived in the county abouttwelve years, and of course has personal knowledge of Mr. Whiting's utterances twenty years and more ago. Possessing all the instincts of a coward. In bad not the courage to sini bis name to the statement made by the other scoundrels, but preferred instead to do the dirty work of tho HtyuUr tool who passed hiuiself off under an ussumed name, thinking thereby that he would not be discovered. A ins worth is a tiue'specimcn of man to accuse a neighbor whoso hospitality he has enjoyed iu tho past. Man)' times Lc and.bis family have visited at the Whiting home stead and always beeu kindly treated though their visits were never returned But perhaps if Judge Whiting had been familiar with the character of the man his visits would not have been encouraged. Ainsworth was at one time a resident of Denison, and it was in that town that an event occurred that must have been indel ibly impressed upon his memory. It was there that he was imhlicly cowhided through the streets for slandering reputable women. The driveling idiot publicly boasted of his alleged criminal intimacy with some of the mus highly respected 1» dies »f i-i« Mintamptihl# itandor* reached the ears of the husband of one of the victims of his malicious tongue and justice overtook him swift and sure. Hesitating whether to shoot him down like a dog or to scourge him through the streets and let him end bis miserable existence in a natural death despised and abhorred of all men and a terrible example to others of his class, the latter alternative was decid ed upon and the job was donw accordingly. He doubtless bears tho marl of that ter riblo scourging upon his miserable carcass today. It is not without regret that we feel called ujnn to bring to public view this episode in Mr. Ainsworth's career. It is not the kind of politics w* take pride in participating in but the St-itr Hcyixtrr, in It* treatment of Senator Whiting, and especially in it* selection of agents to malign him. has made thiscourse necessary. Mr. Ainsworth entered into the slander business with eagerness ought he to com plain if we tell a little truth about him I These men, Oliver and Ainsworth, are the most intelligent of Judge Whiting's slan derers in Monona county. The former is inspired to his course by political animosi ty the moving power of the latter is the belief that he would not be found out. Let the public weigh their testimony it for what it is worth. and take ONAWA. wmnxo's SLANDERERS OX THE RUX. Special to TUB LEADER. ONAWA, Oct. 11.—Since the exposure of the fraudulent methods of DelW. Leslie, Ad. Oliver and Crazy Jim Ainsworth in manufacturing false evidence against the loyalty of Farmer Whiting, the little co terie of slanderers residing in this section are completely silenced. They are ashamed to look honest men in the face. Their guilt has found them out, and they will forever after be spurned from the as sociation of decent men. THE LEADER'S correspondence was conclusive of the sound loyalty ot Judge Whiting and of the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow cit izens who have known him for so many years, and his case might safely be rested with the jury of the honest voters of the state. It is not, therefore, for the purpose of a further vindication, but simply to throw a little more light on the character of the men who have been bought up at an expense of a thousand dollars by those great reformers in Des Moines. Ono of the charges mud? by Del W. Leslie, the noted agriculturist una crop reporter, pur norted to come from Edward Winegar. Winegar rode with Whiting and Victor Dubois to Fort Dodge, to report to the pro vost marshal, as tliev had been drafted. Winegar swore that Whiting was very out spoken against the government and tliat he wished Lincoln, Stanton, etc.. might all bo killed and that "every 1 ono of us ought to run to Nebraska." Victor Dubois is still living in Woodbury county, and is a republican, but hearing of the charge against his old friend he promptly appeared and made the following affidavit. STATE OK low\, Woonnruv t'oi NTT, ss:— I, Victor Dubois, being duly sworn do de jio^e and say that I am a resident of the county of Monona, Iowa that 1 am ac quainted with Chas. E. Whiting, of Monona county that I have known Mr. Whiting ever since the fall of lvil, he being my near est neighbor during the war. In the year I v'4 we were both drafted and went to Fort 1 \«lge together on the trip referred to by Edward Winegar in his affidavit published in the Jouti Jinjl.hr of Sept. 27. 18S5 thatC. E. Whitiug did not at that time, or, to my knowledge, at any other time make any disloyal remarks in rotation to the union or President Lincoln. Edward Winegar, who was also drafted at the same time, nada great deal of trouble in procur inga substitute while at Fort Dodge, and cried like a child and said he was not phy sically able to go to the arm v. (lie had passed examination.) Mr. Whiting took pity on him and assisted in procuring a substitute for him by becoming his security I am a republican, and have voted for every republican, but shall vote for Mr. Whiting this fall, as 1 believe him to be the best representative of the people, especially the farm and laboring classes. VICTOR DCBOIS. Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me by the said Victor Dubois this 9th day of tober. 1SS5. W D. Bi CKI.EV, Notary PuMie. LYMAN IS A LIAR. Benjamin Herring Repudiates the Utterance Leslie Ascribes to Him. Enthusiasm Iti Cedar County Made More Enthusiastic by Mr* Lehman. Important School Bond Decision by Judge Shiras Rendered at Sioux City. Political Meetings—Death of a Legis lator—Other Iowa Intel ligence. WHITING. STHX AFTER THE CAMPAIGN UASS. Special to THE LEADER. WHITISO. Oct. 12.—The Whiting Hernia of this week contains two statements that are likely to still further shame the slauder ers of Judge Whiting. It will be remem bered that Del W. Leslie, alias Jones, at tributed to Bcnj. Herring the remark that he would "kill all such fire-in-the-rear reb els as you (C. E. Whiting) first, and then go south." Mr. Herring furnishes the fol lowing affidavit, which is printed in Herald: i, Benjamin Herring, a citizen of Monona county, Iowa, being dulv sworn, on oath depose and say: That I have read an arti cle in the State lirylxtrr, published ut Des Moines, on the 27th day of September, 1 Vvi, purjH»rting to be a threat inad-j by me to C. E. Whiting, viz.: That I'd kill all such fire-in-the-rear rebels as you first and then go south.''—Jieuj. IJerring to C. E. Whiting. The above words I deny as utterly false and a malicious lie. I further state that I have known C. E Whiting ever since lists, being resident of Mououa county since that date. C. E. Whiting sat'with me as a member of the board of supervisors In the year I8ti7 and had several political talks with him, as we both differed in politics. He tock exceptions t® syui£ of the acts of the administration at the time, and I asked him what particular thiug he excepted to. and he stated that the republican party were too much in favor of fostering and building uy monopolies and 1 further state that in all of our political discussions I never heard him UttfiT a word nnder the stroQg\jhl provocation that could be con strued as disloyal to the union cause and since my acquaintance with him 1 consider him to be one of the most capable, reliable and truthful men 1 have met iu the state. BENJAMIN HEKKINO. Sworn to and subscribed in my presence this 8th day of October, ldis». FBEC MrCAl SLAND. Notary Public, Mr. Herring was a soldier in company B. Twenty-second Wisconsin volunteers, anc is a member of the (1. A. I t. The Herald also contains the following letter from W. B. Whiting, brother of Judge Whiting: Ed. Jlerald:—Having my attention called to an article in the tie* Moinre JtegUter, pur •porting to be a conversation between the lion. ii. B. Lyman and a brother of Judge Whiting, so far as 1 am any way responsi ble in that conversation would say that' never mot Mr. Lyman in my life that never knew before reading that article that such a man as H. B. Lyman was in exist ence, that 1 never stayed but one night at the mill ubovw Areola, and that no man by the name of Lyman was with us that da or night. That 1 never went to the mil and found it broken down as he reports. and as my family only consisted of my wife ana myself, till the spring of ISttI would not 1MS very apt to remain at sail mill several days when my home was only about eigbt miles away. Mr. Lyman giving me 6overai days residence at the Arcolu mill, waiting perhaps for a couple aacks of corn meal, which was nearly our only bread at that time (in the stirring time of '63) is, I think, sufficient to at least cast a shadow over his whole statement, Mr. Lyman said I was loyal and a republi can Thi« pawt of his statement ia correct. STATE HOUSE VILLAINY.: One. Hutchine, Republican Cam* paigner and State Officer, Confronted by the Witnesses to His Attempted Bribery. Affidavits of Jerry and John Connolly. Reform is needed at the state house. Re form is necessary in the civil service of Iowa. Reform is needed in republican r-'mpaign methods. They are a disgrace our state and an insult to decent people, rhe charge of subornation of perjury may raise the wrath of the republican press, but the proof shall not be wanting. The true relation of the republican party to the American workingman is coming to bo understood. It talks "protection" but acts robbery, trickery, slander, vilification and attempt ed bribery. It professes a devoted affection for the Irishman, and pitcously begs him to come into its miamatic fold, yet it tries to bribe one Irishman, who has the misfort une to be blind, to slander on oath another Irishman who is bis best friend and faith ful benefactor and ono of the best and truest men in Iowa. The details of this devlish plot are com ngout. The libel which it was intended to back up with the purchased affidavits of Jerry and John Connolly has been spread all over Mr. Dooley's district. Hence the pertinence of tho affidavits here presented, which tell their own story. Everybody knows James Dooley, candidate last year on the fusion ticket for secretary of state— the head of the state ticket. He is a lead ing Knight of Labor, and a high minded gentlemen in whom tho workingmen place a confidence as well deserved as it is im plicit.. The Connoly's are not so well known, but they are true me: and their integrity unquestioned. Here is their testi mony State of Iowa, Polk County, FS: I. Jere miah Connolly, being duly sworn, depose and say that it few minutes before twelve o'clock on Saturday. Oct. 3, 18S", I received by messenger the following note: "OrricE OF COMMISSIONER'OP LABOR STA TISTICS, STATE OK IOWA, 1ES MOINES. Jerry: May be you remember me. 1 attended you in the hospital. 1 want to see you iu my ollice. It will be something to your ad vantage. Can you come right over. I am in the old capitol. DR. IlrTcmxs. And that on the receipt of this I went at once, accompanied by my brother, to the office of Dr. Hutchins and then and there had a conversation with him. in the course of which he asked me if James Dooley of What Cheer, Iowa, did not cheat mo out of some money, and that said Hutchins did then and there promise that if I would an swer in the affirmative and make affidavit to the same I would be well paid for it and that the said Dooley's opponent for the of fice of state senator, Mr. Kumple, would :»ay me for it, and that he, Dr. Hutchins, lad a letter from Rumple in which he said he would pay liberally for it. I indignant ly refused to comply with the request and told him that Dooley bad always dealt hon estly with me. The said Hutchins repeated the offer of enumeration several times. And I further say that Mr. Dooley has not only been just but generous to me and has given me more monev than I ever gave him. After 1 left the office of Dr. Hutchins I received a note signed by him in which he requested me not to men tiou the fact of the above conversation. 1 deem it my duty to make this statement in justice to Mr. Dooley who has ever been a warm friend to me and I consider him a trusty friend of the working men of Iowa. JEREMIAH Coxxotxy. mark. Subscribed and sworn to before me and in my presence by the said Jeremiah Con nolly, October 13, lw5. SEAI..] OI-:o. F, MCCLELLAND, Notary Public, Polk Co. Iowa. STATE OF IOWA, POLK COUNTY, ss.: I. John Connolly, being duly sworn, do depose and say that accompanied my brother Jerry Connolly to the office of Dr. Hutchins in the old Capitol building, and did there hear said Dr. Hutchins say to my brother that he would be well paid if he would make an affidavit to the effect that Jas. Dooley. democratic candidate for state senator, defrauded him out of mouey, and that my brother said he would not do it as the said James Dooley was his best friend and never did defraud him in any way, but always proved himself to be a generous friend to bim. He (Dr. Hutchins) claimed that he was in receipt of a letter rrom Mr, Rumple, Dooley's opponent, in which he stated he would pay liberally for such an affidavit. JOHN CONNOLLY. Subscribed and sworn to before me and in my presence by the said John a*AL.j Connolly. Oct. Pith, 1885. GKO. F. MtCLHLLAXn, Notary Public, Polk County, Iowa. «aese affidavits do not arouse the in dignation of the t»eople of Iowa and of Mr Dooley's district, then indeed is corruption enthroned and decency sent to the rear. It is safe to say that Mr. Dooley will be hand somely returned. and Hutchin* will have more grievous complaint than ever to make against the democratic party and the workingmen. For next winter he will lose his fat job. Another Miserable Falsehood The Des Moines lieyinti has attempted to impose another falsehood upon the people. Resting a moment in its course of misrepresentation of Senator Whiting it thought it would try its hand in slan dering Judge Brannan, the democratic candidate for the supreme court, who has rcccivcd nothing but the highest condemnations from both republican and democratic press, on account of his ability, honesty and exalted character. This disreputable sheet, from which the organs and orators of Iowa draw their inspiration, thus attacks Judge Brannan: The democratic candidate for supreme judge is a sharp and exacting money-dealer and mortgage-maker, and he and his "Mus catine Mortgage and Trust Company" al wuys demand the highest interest and the largest commission. Brannan and his money-dealing, mortgage-making con cern is the great Shvlock of ail Iowa, and its "name fills the county mortgage records and its fai :uer victims till its pockets, until they are tired of it, and then flee to the wild west to get out of its clutches." Of course they do and now all the money dealers and mortgage-makers want to put Brannan on the supreme bench to look out for their interests in cloaiug the mortgages Ott vveiyboay's farm wfco will not or not pa up the money dealers. How Mr. Beardsley and hi9 committee can permit such bald-faced lying we cannot imagine. Is the republican party of Iowa so decrepid and tottering that the ouly hope in saving it is in the use of villainous falsehoods about the demo cratic candid-JtesY la that the reason why the whole campaign on the part of the republicans has been one of misrep resentation, defamation and brutal slan der of their opponents? Referring to this attack on Judge Brannan, tne Muscatiue Journal says: How pitiably and contemptibly mean does this appear hen it is known that Judge Brannuu is not a member of the Muscatine Mortgage and Trust Company nor of any other uiortguge company, anc does not make it a part of his business to deal in mortgages. Such despicable lyinf only demonstrates the entire absence o any just ground for opposing Judge Bran nan's candidacy, and is of itself a good reason why the Judge should receive the united support of not ouly those who ack nowledge nis general fitness for the high office for which he is nominated, but also of all those who despise and deprecate the buccaneering methods pursued by such pa per* as the Bepinter- Every friend of hon esty and decency should make it his duty to enter his solemn protest against the use of such methods, by earnestly supporting the one at whom the poisonous darts of de famation are thrust.—BwiingUm QmrntU I have voted for every republican preSl* dent sjnee the organization of the party.' |iut at the same time 1 have voted for my( brother (C. K. Whiting) in every instance when a candidate for office before the peo-j pie, during my residence in Iowa. Mr. Ly-. man may think he is safe in this statement.! that one of the brothers has since passed] away: but this will not do. My re publican brother in le68 (the time lie claimed this conversation took place) was quite young, and never said anything, only in a joking way, on the loliti^al question, and from the day of hia arrival in Iowa till the day of his death, was on the most intimate and friendly terms with bis brother, C. K. Whiting ana to rny certain knowledge voted for bim for every offico when a candidate before the, people. In conclusion I pronounce the statement in the Des Moines Rrginter as far as it has reference to me absolutely false, and believe, as far as it may try to impli cate my deceased brother, equally so. I W. B. WniTiwo. 1 The columns of the LEARER could easily be filled with statements similar to the above without any solicitation whatever. It looks here now as if Monona county wonld give Judge Whiting the largest majority it ever gave to any candidate. IOWA'S LIQUOR TRADE. What the Government is Doing in the Special Tax Stamp Bmi ness. A Few Cold Facts qpd Figures for Rrohibitionists to Contem plate. From Hay 1st, 1883, to Msy 1st, 1884, there were issued in that which consti tutes the present second district, the fol lowing special tax stamps, viz.: Wholesale liquor dealers 94 Retail liquor dealers 1,705 Wholesale malt liquor dealers....... 16 Retail malt liquor dealers 71 Brewers 33 From May 1st, 1884, to May 1st, 1885, there were issued as follows Wholesale liquor dealers 2& Retail liquor dealers 1,936 Wholesale malt liquor dealers....... 25 Retail malt liquor dealers 108 Brewers 33 From May 1, 1883, to Sept. 20, 1885, the following special tax stamps on the business of retail liquor, with location of business, as follows: New Sharon 2 Kinross.... ....... Brown's Station.. 2'Viola Van Metre 2 0ilbert Valeria 2 Gregg Elida ...... 2 Martin'sStation.. Mandaman 2 Mackshey Swan 2 St. Charles Bagley 2,Donahue Welton 2 Mussena Pleasant Valley... 2 Wiliiamsburg Prairie City 2,Pauora Amana 2 Hancock Newhall 2 Buena Vista Underwood....... 2!Booneville Brooklvn 2 Delta Greenfield 2 El wood Keystone.......... liElk River Junct.. Olin lTrov Mills Plainview l'Hockingliam Amber liEldridge Montour 1 iLuzerne Wellman.... 1 Portsmouth Milo lMarne Dexter i Clarence. Grimes liValley City Crescent City 1'Allen's Grove Reno ljlirayton Princeton ......... lMt. An burn Woodward........ I Kimbleton Watkins.... ....... 1 Blue Grass Kirkman... lColnnibus City... Earlham 1 Kiota... Davenport 212 Muscatine... Des Moines........ 1JW Oskaloosa... Council Bluffs 112 What Cheer Cedar Rapids 1(X Atlantic Clinton Lyons Iowa City Walnut Monticello Marion Oxford Junction.. Harlan Perry Sigourney 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1: 1. 1 3ft 3Si ao* 25-' 21 IT IT 14 Bcllevue .. 5 Maqnoketa 4 DeWitt 1 Avoca 1 Sabula 1 i Wheatland 1 i KnpxviJle 1 i Belle Plaine 1 Marengo Neola Oxford Columbus Junc'n. Newton Gladbrook Anita Tipton Mucbachanock ... Audubon Charlotte Tama City.. Dysart Victor Malcom South English North English Grand Mouud V inton Center Point Riverside......... Casey Dixon Adair Jamaica Cw.,heriand Oakland... Chancy..... Elberon Teeds Grove Stockton West Liberty Palo Sharon Stan wood Western Springville Ladora New Liberty Mt. Joy Polk City Fairax Pleasantville Bertram Richland Baxter Little Grove Greeu Tree l'ulton Hluirstown Chelsea Corley Center Junction... Buffalo Washington. Carson Griswold Walcott Preston ........... Shellsburg Excelsior Xroer. •gan Durant Monroe Menden Given Wapello Parnell Stewart Garrison.... Lamotte Brighton Pella Galons Scvastapool Springbrook Westphalia Solon Iiig Rock (innnell Irwin Toronto Greenfield Onslow... Woodbine ft ft 8 8 8 Missouri Valley... Duulap Anamosa Nichols........... Kellogg.. 4 Wmterset... 4 Colfax 4 Bayard 4 Bryant 4 Keystone 4 Low Moor 4 Hudrick 4 Beacon 4 Walker 4 Baldwin 4 Minturu ft Garry Owen 3 Marysville 8 Delmar 9 Prairicburg 8 Goose Lake 8 Hampshire 8 Shneyvillo 8 Richmond 8 Guthrie Center... 8 Adel 8 Little Sioux 8 Riggs 1 Persia 1 Nashville..... I Elvira 1 Hickory Grove.... i Martiusburg 1 Toledo Modale 1 liOvelaud 1 Millensbiirg I Pairham.......... Welton 1 Orient........ .... 1 Reynolds 1 Norway 1 Sheldald 1 Ollie 1 Yale i Toddville 1 Corralville 1 Wiota.. 1 iGarwin 1 Mt. Vernon 1 jHazeldell 1 Cotton ville....... 1 ICentral City I Defiance 4 IS Lewis 4 i- Panama 4 London 4 8 Ely 4 S St. Donatus 4 Fontanelle 4 S Leclaire 4 Traer. Mitchellville 8 Logan 4 River Sioux 3 4 Lost Nation 8 4 Long Grove. 8 Exira 3 4 Oakland. S Gray 8 Dallas Centra. 8 Colfax 4 Earling 8 5 Weston. 8 Eerndon 8 S Almont 8 5 Calamua 8 Macedonia 8 Comanche. 8 Atkins Harper Tally rand 8 Altoona 8 Moscow MechanicsvUle.... 8 Indianola 8 6 Berlin 2lMoi~uing Sun. 8 There are also 10 retail liquor stamps issued for special occasions aggregating in the whole 1,658 stamps issued for busi ness aa It. L. D. The above list, recol lect only covers a small area of the state, it is just so all over Iowa. Sometlmee Called "Larrabeee." The familiar name for "mortgages," in the northern part of the state, ft "Lsr rabees." That gentleman has done so large a business in three per cent mort gages, and gathered in so many farms in that way, aa to make a "Larrabee" sig nificant with mortgage, and even more expressive.— Waterloo Tribune. Every issue of THK LRADKR IS a broad* side of news, political, religious and gen Bveiy time It appears aosMbody eral. squirms.