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$1 60.
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VOL. 7
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•••Dtac Vtsitta* br-thr** socially !•»«•«.
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ProCcsaional.
~~~0. K Hart,
I 1 trOHWKT AT LAW sad Metary Pab
14 lit- bpecial ntteaiioa i*en to eollae
Ifm f..recto.iag Mortgages. offioa,
... Viitb A WckL'a stars, V. oyer's Hloek,
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f, J. AVB*K*0"' Li-
tf.
J)r. C. F. Garretson,
OKetiii »rl«k kuk
kaUding, tiorlhw«et
i .y*1^ server ol the Publie
ib^tf)
V ft- •fvUfc. ••Atlil*
Stone & Ay res,
1 IT'-'i-t -it -t Law v. i«ia as?o Kaal Ba
Agents, Kaoxfille, Marina Couaty,
"**!. aiiend to all Ousiaoss entrusted totkeir
tsars, JU
ttar»-» and aajoiuitig cuuatiea. Will
Lr—Ut BtuiMtl federal
£. K. Hays,-
ATTORti
A. Q. Hays,
A'ilORNlil
rti
LA
IOW»,
Ulhc# »al «iti« ol Public rq««r«, and
«p »»*r Cou*«ii'« iiardwarn 8tor«.
Will ui*«uu« in iiariou *b4 Bajwiuiag C»u«
um. (tf.)
Wins!tnr A Wilson,
ATTOKNKVS.
AT LAW
and NOTAKIBB
FUIlLltjNawioB, J»«per ounlj,Iow»,
•tiUtUBdikcOoarUvf Marion Catniy. Mil
illercantiU, $i)r $rab(S Ut.
O. Gallagher,
M•AKIONtoCOUNTY
Al CiI'iNKIR, will
ttand ail Lm«in»» iu his lie*
OB
r®«-
•tktki* !siu«. oausiaoii»B |i»iHiiw
lunilU
BB4
OTUY, IOWA.
Vanhouttn ft Cathcart,
J^EALKKs IN UKAlK
AND
i KODUCi,
AWKICOI.TUKAL IMPL1MMMW,
WAGONS, PUMPS.
fcALt,
CEMBHT,
KTC. ITC.
NICm^ilT PKlCEil PAID.
Tlitt ttraia Homo won of D. V. E. E.
••pot, itlik bf Kailroad traok,
(7-M tf)
D8M1CK
PILLA, IOITA.
Blacksmithlcg.
rop^ko.' to do ail work is hi*
line during iba wiuter io tb« to»t
iLkciifr, hud at ieUuc«f}.i ii «•». boi
%icif^ tut, ca.L
$t.60, on
cro'lit
oew
$2 hurro-
ih ti,
for
»r»dit |3
«|an
*0
oauh
$3, oo
letting rhooi, |".-r *p*n, a«h
All jobbing »i low raio»,
••a 15 per ici t. ofi forca»h. bhupon liobini"#
•treet, ju«( «a«i oi I'ub ic sx^uare. Uivo
kin a call.
jMT&pring
wag
Ml
CUVIHI«jh*m,
hand
(or
M.«. («tf)
Knoxville National Bank.
KNOXVILLB,
IOWA. A
FIT
A i, $|. «,l)00
Quid, .Silver, (ioverorue'it sod other
leant)** bought and (old. lntereit allowod
i i o o e o i o o i a a o u i u u i e n o
0«ll*ctijD«. upon from tt
•«*ept Bandaji.
DIBBCTORB,
A W. Collini, 8. L. Collin*, J.«. OaaBlng
'w A. J. Kerr, Jackion Kauivy, d. K.
••"•in/, J. liittoiibondar, W. Baehol^r. M.
II. Woodruff.
orriciBS.
A. W. COLLIVB, Protidout.
i-i.
Vice freillili
A* J. B«i«o», Cathier. (I.lltf
Blacksmithing.
AND JAMBS BA*O OPENED
Blackitaltk Shop in the building for*
•erljr o.'uujued by J. R. Roberts, ,iu«t writ nf
New iiank building, and are prepared to
d# ail work 10 their lino in the iu»nnor
*•4 at [air rates. Ton per eont off for cull.
CARRIAGES ANI WAGONS.
8•Aand
S11AFBR it o»rring on the Carriage
Wagou busino^b in tbeaaine build
^g *here ho i» prepared to do all kindi uf
w»»d»or* in a noat and iubit«nli*l manner.
AU ptr«ona in nood «f work in UfiM to
0*e then e*ll at tkoir *kof. (tf.)
Fnrnitnre.

Y0L'KW would rotportfvlly Isfora
theeitiaona of Marios County thai h#
k»» «pcu«d a Cabinet Shop on Robioiun
Jjt'eet, w«it of the Treuont Uooie, np etairt,
•i the toom formerly occupied by the Republi-
Office, where h* will have on kind all
klad# ot furiittre, and Cofia»of all
•U«h ke willaell Low for Ca»k. (tf.)
Main St Clothing House.
I
TABGBB, MBBCHANT TAILOR, kas
•b eoastaatlyen baad a Pall Line of Men's
••^•oys'Waar, Bait,Caps aad Varolskiag
Si*tlHflta|i KMMMB.
$
1
a
Marble
ROBIN^011ia
Notice to Bnilders.
Tbl«
1HB UN DSKSIUNKD t* now prepared
to take cont art* for all kinds of work
ia line of busiaeM*, sack a*
Brick aud *t«ne Laying. Plastering
and Cistern and Fine llnlldiiig.
All *f
which
I
sad
tia«
It is said that free railway passes
have made their appearance in the
hands of members of the Illinois
T,eiris!ftture, notwithstanding the
detenuiiiation of the companies not
to issue passes to any person.
On the joint committe to Investi
gate the affairs of the Agricultural
College, there are four of eactv party.
MoCormack is afraid of white-wash
in the matter, and complains because
President Wr-Jeh has one friend on
the committee.
The seventh annual convention of
the National Orange P. II., is in ses
sion at St. Louis this week, opening
on Wednesday. The principal busi
ness of the convention is to revise
the ritual and perfect the organiza
tion of the Grange.
Senator Carpenter reported to the
State Senate last Thursday, that the
new«pafer reporters hud been fur
nished with stationery from supplies
provided by the State for the Senate.
The matter was referred to a com
mittee for immediate Investigation.
Of twenty-two Grangers in the
Minnesota Legislature, who were
were formerly Republicans, all but
one still adhere to the Republican
party. They do not see in Democ
racy or New Party, any better pros
pect for securing official honesty or
protection against monopolies than
in the old party.
The Joint committee appointed hy
the General Assembly to Investigate
the condition of the North western
homesteaders, left I)es Moines on
Friday and Saturday last, for the re
gion in destitution. They will
spend several days, perhaps two
weeks there, and will probably sub
mit an elaborate report on their re
turn.
The millers of Minneapolis have
recently Kent 173 barrels of flour to
the settlers in the south western coun
ties of Minnesota, who are suffererers
with those of northwestern Iowa,
from the visits of grasshoppers last
summer. The Legislature has ap
propriated $.r,000 for their relief and
will probably loan tbem
without interest.
A bill has l**eu introduced in the
House, and referred to the Railroad
Committee, providing that all rail
roads hereafter built within the
Iowa
W
oiks.
*R0», Haaataeiarer- and
Deaior* lioaaaieoii and dead
»t*a*«, and Uraro-yard Work »f •••ory do
««ripiioB. Hear aerthwMl eeraor of Paklio
Sqaara, Kaexville Iowa. tf
Books and Stationery.
ALHIRT
BR0B87, Dealer ia Sekool
B«okt, Writing Paper*. Blank Book*,
Biklo*, Ao. Mm Book*. Macieal In*tra
aieatc. Maaia for Sunday School*, Singing
»ekoi»l*. A*. Oreant, Violins, Accordant,
A«. Pielare* aad Fraiaei Wall and Winduw
Papar. Paper Collar*. All at Pahluker*' and
Maaafaetaror*' Prica*. Bast sida of Public
S^aare. KuosTilla. 4 87 tf
propose do with dispatok«
in gi'id werkBSABlika
deoratt.
manuar. I
DBALUltHardware,
ana ^olary Pablie,
ri.a.au villa, ltim. Will at»u att'Bd
\y. *B«1 to ItujfiMg and 6«ili»g
UM-
Eugli Thompson, M. D.,
Uliic»ov«rFre«iaudA TboBip-
itui iiakM j, «*»t 1'uoiiU
fc«U*TlllO, luW». tf
J. K. Casey,
A«ioir«
war­
rant ratirfartian.
MATKliMLB furaisha^ if re^-tired and
CRBLIT
till Ckxuf*M will
a
i»o
girea par-
(6 40 ly) •. J. BONIFIBLD.
G. E. Con well.
i n Stoves, Tinware, Shall and
IIenvy Reapers, Moworsand
Agricultural Implements generally. Agnt
for M. W. Warren's Patent
Atmospheric
Port-
sMe Soda Fountain. Old Stand, east «ils
Sanaro.
KnosvilU l.ttf
To Builders.
JOHW
LAW, n.oo*ville, Iowa,
Hiotu j.ruw^iijr »u bu»iue.» eutrust
jiaffuti U-M
WBAVBR is prepared to take oon
tra*t» t-r Plastering. Laying Brick ana
Mono. Building Oisierns, Flues, ato Satis
faotiun guamnteed MnteriAlK furnished.
eare orders at residenr-r, Bast Kni xviHe,
rat ftore of Wslch A Wolih. (7—St
After Irish went home, the Anti'u
of the Ilouie elected a colored boy
for Mewen^er. What will Irish,
Claggett and Evans do about It?
Pout Master General recommends
free transportation of weekly pappr*
fn thecountie# where published. lie
also opposes a renewal of the frank
ing privilege.
State
shall be double track road*. That is
the principle upon which ye thrifty
Uranger thins ye
corn-
pluck out the
small stalks to give the larger a
iHiu-e. This bill proposes to crush
out small monopolies, to give the
stronger greater power. Sensible—
perhaps but that is not the sort of
Anti-Monopoly ws wast down bars.
Party Loyally.
The true relations and obligations
of the individual voter to his party
are very generally and sadly misun
derstood, as are those of the party to
the community and the State. The
true purpones of party combination
are or should be to promote the pub
lic welfare to guard community and
State agaiiiKt the designs of evil and
mistaken men aud parties, against
all forms of error which political
parties may properly undertake to
combat, and to encourage and sustain
their opposites—economy, morality,
intelligence, order, obedience to law,
temperance, honesty, industry, and
all those things which tend to render
a community prosperous, peaceful
and happy. A party promulgates
and professes to endorse certain prin
ciples, policies aud measures. Indi
vidual* favoring these, join the party,
or act with it, and while it is true to
its declared tenets, and is believed
by its members to be the best exist
ing for the furtherance of their views,
they are under obligations to be true
to it to such extent as it is true and
right. If the party nominates a bad
man—a dishonest, immoral, or in
competent man—the voter is certain
ly under no obligation to do violence
to his conscience by giving that man
his vote. The good of his party and
of society, both dictate that he should
not do so. The party, in such a case,
should be taught a lesson by the de
feat of its candidate and that mem
ber is truest to his party who has the
courage to say: "No the party has
done wrong and I shall not endorse
and perpetuate that wrong and do
the party a further injury by assist
ing to elect this man."
In short, every man's obligations
to his conscience and his community
are paramount to the obedience he
owes his party. Ilis manood and
his honor should be held Ht his own
command, and never laid on the al
tar of his party. If he is an honest
man they tell him in the language
of the Iowa Republican platform of
last year, "to oppose the election of
a bad and incompetent candidate,
whether lie be upon our own or any
other ticket."
We believe a man should not bolt
his party nominations without very
urgent reasons, but to say he shall
not bolt, is to say he shall not be
honest. Harper'# Weekly, in the fo*»
lowing paragraph, lays down the
true doctrine:
"A correspondent in Iowa ask*
how honest men can be nominated
to oftice, and whether we udvo
cate 'the btrange and ridiculous prac
tice of every voter judging for
himself'of the regular nominations
of his party. Can parties, lie en
quires, be maintained upon such
terms?" The question is not confined
to Iowa, and d«*serves to be constant
ly answered, it is generally asked,
and often with triumphant air, as it
party action must be renounced alto
gether, or party's obedience must
l»ealmoiute. Tine latter doctrine has
been emphatically laid down by a
noted 'Lil«*rai' leader, who, before
be left the tir*t party witJi which he
acted, declared that he should vote
for the devil if he were regularly
nominated. Ilis remark contains a
logic from which no man must shrink
who insists lh:tt the voter must fol
low the parly at all hazards aud
the reply to an honest enquirer upon
the subject is very plain the party
man must reserve the rigiit to vole
sgainst bis party, or he must show
that the devil can never be nom
inated. The right and the duty, up
on proper occasion, to bolt are the
right and duty of being honest. '1 he
way to secure'the nomination of hon
eat men ia to refuse to voW Utt those
who are not honest.
Startling Dlnciosure—
Attempt
ed Bribery.
Under the alwjve caption, we find
in the Uawkeye of the 2Hth ult. a let
ter from C. W. Sherman, formerly of
this city, Sergeant-at-Arms of the
last Iowa House of Repn-sentatives,
and now editor of the Mills ounty
Journal, making what seems to be a
"startling disclosure." What he re
lates wiii be somewhat startling, and
might be entitled to be called a dis
closure, if he had gone far enough to
inake it such, lie withholds the
name of the guilty party, and gives
us no means of testing or proving
the trtuh of bis statements, which
have behind them no evidence of
truth beyond Mr. Sherman's word.
He is a violent partizMii was a good
Republican two years ago, and by
favor of the Republican party in the
House was elected Herg^ant-at-Arms.
In June following he turned his coat
and espoused the Greeley cause.
This course killed bis paper, and
forced bis removal from Vidisca to
Glenwoed,
where be Is new located.
j-
r-« JMisJ.LiJ
E
RNOXVILLE, IOWA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1874.
u
V, O^'.'**
Ot equine he is to-oay an Anti-Mo
nopolist, and delights to abuse and
vilify the party whose praises he
was willing to sound when he want
ed favors at its hands. Then he con
cluded Greeley would win, and don
ned a white hat and worshiped at the
altar of Liberalism. The sage of
Chapaqua failed, and all Charley's
predictions and fond political aspri
ations »ere blasted. Next he tries
the Anti-Monopoly dodge, dons
homc8|Min, carries hayseed in his
hair auijl chants Te Vctmu to the
Gaangwr
Wellfciaarley went to Des Moines,
as his ijstter relates, "shortly before
the opening of the present session"
of the legislature, "feeling some in
terest in the contest about to begin."
Of course he felt an interest, aud be
ing disappointed in his efforts to se
cure his old place, he must needs
have something from which to man
ufacture sensation when lie went
home. He felt an interest, as did
Irish, ahd t'lnggett, and (iilaspie and
others of the old line Democracy,
aud all the anti-Republican mem
bers, aud their Democratic counsel
lors, who were invited to be there
"shortly »efore the opening," to or
ganize the new party. Mr. Sherman
says
that a gentleman who has been
and is somewhat noted as a politi
cian of the State, aud now unddr
stood to be an ardent Anti-Monopo
list, after meeting his old friend Mr.
Sherman, several times tried to con
vince him that it would be better for
the Anti-Monopolists to let the Re
publicans have the Speaker, refer
ring to Mr. Gear's unobjectionable
record upon the Railroad questions
urged that Mr. Dixon was a drunk
ard and a railrord attorney, etc. that
the new party could not afford to
carry the responsibility of ill-con
ceived legislation. The "gentle
man" wished Mr. 8hertnan to use
his influence to keep Mr. Mickle
wait, Anti-Monopoly member from
Mills county, out of the caucus of his
party aud
out of the House on the
following morning when it was to
meet to organize, hoping if Mr.
Micklew&it was absent the Republi
cans w*»uid be able to elect a Speaker
on first ballot. He told Mr. Sher
man if he would undertake this
matter, and should succeed, he
should have five hundred dollars In
cash, and it should be paid tomor
row noon. Mr. Sherman says he wax
so 'dumbfonnded" that he did not
know what was best to say, but told
him he would not work for such mo
tives. He closes his revelation thus:
I have since ascertained that thi.
professed Ami-Monopolist is in the
employ of one ol the prominent rail
road companies of Iowa, and that he
was staying in Des Moines for the
purpose of advancing their interests.
I will not say that it was the mom\\
of this company, this legal prostitute
proposed
to give for my honor and
tiie vote in question, but I fully be
lieve it. I
HIII
also compelled to l»e-
lieve the rail way company in question
knew its man when it authorized an
attorney to use such means to secure
hm election. And I have therefore
l»ht all confidence iu the integrity ol
Ihe lately elected Speaker of the
ousw ol Representatives, and shall
expect him to work, never so slyly,
to secure the advantage ol the rail
road monopolies."
Just what gfH»d Mr. Sherman ex
pected to accomplish by making such
a "startling disclosure" as this, it is
difllcult to imagine. He has hurt
nobody but C. W.Sherman. He has
admitted at least that his old ac
quaintance and friend suspected that
he could be bought, and valued him
at only $000. He admits that after
his friend proposed to tell him how he
could "make a good thing," if he
would never use his name in connec
tion with the matter, and knowing
that liis friend was a traitor to his
party and secretly working to defeat
it, lie promised his friend that he
would speak to Mr. Micklewait about
it. Did he not court the temptation,
and is he not now trying to make a
little cheap notoriety for himself by
publishing the shame of himself and
his party? If an attempt has leen
made upon his virtue aud successful ly
resisted, his good name will not be
made better by repeating the Btory,
even if he were able to prove it. He
would much better have said noth
ing about it if lie could not give the
name of the person of whom he
speaks as a "political prostitute."
He has only succeeded in smutting
his own face and that of his party, to
which he says this political prostitute
adheres, lietter not go about the
Capital Charles, some of your Anti
Mouopoly "friends," for whom you
beretotoie entertained a high f»-
gard," may make you a more tempt
ing and more successful offer. Don't
go, Charley stay at home Charley
those cunning Anti-Monops at the
Capital might make you do some
thing nam In.v.
Tbe I'ouud ol' Fleidb
As our readers are informed else
where, the basis upon which the
House of Representatives was organ
ized, w as thai the Republicans should
have the Speaker, and the .standing
committeea, mid that the Anoti-Mo
nopolists should have all the other
otlicers and a majority on all com
mittees of investigation. When the
question of electing the First Assist
ant Clerk was before Ihe house, Mr.
Danforth made a personal appeal in
behalf of the Republican candidate,
stating that Mr. Van Sieenburg was
it moat excellent officer, the best the
oust* bud ever had, that he was a
soldier who had lost his good right
arm in defense of hia country, and
i hat his opponent bad gone home.
He ho|ed, for the purpose of expe
diting business, that the Anti-Mo
nopolists would tie generous enough
to retain him. Mr. llo^gatt said a
bargain hail been made, and he in
sisted that the Anti-Monopoly candi
date—who is ins nephew —should be
chosen. He demanded the "pound
of llesh," and Mr. Van Steenluirg
had to give place to an able bodied
man.
To show how eager the hungry A.
M.'s were for office, and how tena
cious they were to secure everything
nominated in the bond, they turned
out Mrs. Smith, who was temporary
paper folder, not withstanding the
statements made to them that she
was a widow who had lost her hus
band and two brothers iu the army,
and had two children ti support. It
was hoped that at least this woman
would he retained in an office that
yields only $2.i0 per day. Hut the
Anties were ravenous, and deter
mined to have all the blood.—/litr
Jh ht Jjedycr.
Mr. Danforth (Republican) made
a mistake in asking, even for a one
armed soldier and a competent end
worthy man, that he should be re
tained in violation of theagreemcnt.
Such a proposition, coming from the
other side of the House, would have
been a generous and happy thing
for the A. M.'s, and it is only fair to
say that one of them —Mr. Ilanan—
stated he could see no reason why
Mr. Van Sieenburg should not be
retained, but it could not be expected
that Iriah, Claggett, Kvan*, Gillespie,
A Co., would listen to anything of
the sort, or allow any generosity to
a disabled soldier Republican or a
soldier's widow.
Train Itobhery.
At 4:30 i.
M.
11
-•rgy-7*
NO 35
last Saturday,
at
A E S O A O V I S I N
a
station on the Iron Mountain Rail
road, 120 miles south of St. Louis,
five or six masked men turned a
switch and ran a train off on a side
track. They arrested the conductor
and all his men, placed them under
guard and then robbed the passen
gers, tin express and the mail. The
booty obtained aggregated $/»,000. A
note left on the train by the roblera
thus tells tho story truthfully and
briefly:
The mo*t Daring Bobbery on Rec
ftrd.—.The south hound train on the
Iron Mountain railroad w»is robbed
here this evening by five heavily
armed men, and robbed of dollars.
The robbers arrived at the station a
few minutes before the arrival of the
train and arrested tho agent and put
him under guard, and then threw the
train on a switch. The robbers were
large men—none of them under
nix feet tall. They were all masked,
and started in a southerly direction,
after they had robbed the train.—
They were all mounted on five blood
ed horses. There is it^iell of an ex
citement in this part of the country.
(Signed.] "IKA A. MEKKHX."
No other violence was offered to
any one on tho train, and the train
men unhurt, were released when the
work of the desperadoes was finished.
The train then proceeds! on its way.
The whole affair was coolly, syste
matically and successfully, though
blood less!
y managed. There was
something decidedly chivalric in the
transaction.
The Grange candidate for Treasur
er in Washington county, last fall,
was a meml»er of the United Presby
terian Church, which forbids its
members being also members of
any secret order. While he was yet
a candidate, he upheld the Grange
and defied the Church. Since his
election he has changed his mind
again. He now upholds tho Church
and defies the Grange.
After a great deal of time "was
spent by both houses upon the ques
tion to print or not to print the pon
derous Message of the Governor, and
the matter decided in both ways sev
eral times, it was finally postponed
indefinitely, and thus set at net.
w 1 K I
$ 76 S 2 ou $ 4 $ oO $ a Oft
8 Mi (too 9 00
5 00 8 00 J2U0
8 SO 12 K) ]«00
1200 moo 2200
Inch
1
5 126
i Column I "ft
3 50
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1 10 0O
LN.SHHR.UN
Bills and resolutions, we aimost
may say by hundreds, have been In
troduced in the Legislature during
the week past. Work enough in on
file for a six-months^ session. Tho
new Code is being vlgourounly at*
tacked, and is likely to lie demol
ished by repeal and amendment, tx*
fore the Justice who has paid $ i for a
copy, has learned what is in the flraS
chapter. The cloth to be made into
laws, or law-suits, seems to be ine*
haustable. There will be no hick of
effort upon the part of either party
to make the work of the session ae»
ceptahle to the people, in quantity
at least, If we may judge by the
efforts of members to do something.
We hope the results of tho scssioti .....
may not be like those of shearing a
pig: great cry and little wool. Ot'
the former we have had quite
enough already. Wo don't want
any of that peculiar sort of wool
which legislatures have sometlmflS
pulled over the eyes of the peoplerjf
neither do we want to see tho Stati
fleeced but at the close of tho sefa
sion we shall certainly have a rlgUt
to expect some marketable product
commensurate with the coet of the
session.
The Fairfield Ledger relates that
the final organization of the Io\\%
House of Reprenentatlvi.u was dtIO'
to a scare on both sides though nei
ther party knew that the other was
frightened. In the Republican cau
cus on Thursday afternoon "one gen
tleman stated that he had acted with
the Republicans up to that time be
cause he sympathized with that par
ty, but in giving them his aid to or
ganize the House there was one
thing ho had reserved—his official
integrity, and he could act no longtif
with them than one or two ballots
on Friday," after which he would
act independently. After the com
promise had been effected and the
memlters had mingled together one
of the Republicans stated to an Antl
the possible defection of this onS
man. "Thunder!" said the Ant|t
we were in a worse fix we haA
three men in our caucus who deela^
ed they would vote for Gear to-moi»v,
row uiilesn a compromise wus effect*
ed this afternoon."
The Illinois plow manufacturers
adhere tenaciously to their deter
mination not to give up their aKency
system, notwithstanding the actlofe,
of the Grangeru of that and othor
States iii resolving not to purchase
their wares because they cannot buy
them at wholesale rates except in
largo quantities. They claim that
the agency system is a necessity qf
the trade, that it establishes the moid
intimate and most advantageous
relations in every respect betweeS
the farmers and the manufaeurerljf
and that if there have been evila
connected with it, they will corrcdt
themselves. While tho manufactur
ers are willing to sell large lots to
farmers at reduced rates, they abso
lutely refuse to give up the agency
system which has so widely extend
ed aud built up their business.
The Chicago Tribune is not the
most reliable source of information
concerning matters liable to bo toftr
tured out of truth for political emlfc
The following, which we clip froiB
its columns, seems exaggerated, btll
we are not able to prouounce it incev
rect in any particular:
The railroads of Missouri are sal§t
to he worth, with their rolling stocky
equipment, and all other property
except ex-government lands,$24,SJlp
3 {0. The State has given them
7 l',901 bonds counties, township*
ami cities have added
"The result of the last election
demonstrates the fact that a majority
of people in Iowa, are opposed U the
party in power," says the
it
120#
IttOS
2900
so oo
IK00 2200 8500
60 OS
Special Katlee*. or Adfrrti. B«btS Of donkkwUlk
•S •Sttaordiaar ll-plm, Id p«i oasl. idSttwel
in Uic rait*.
LOCAL N0T10KS, 1K CKTS VKfe IML SACS
rf
$2b,57j)00tt.
So, the people of Missouri have built,
the railroads and have then kindly
given the corporations $21,IOH»Ctya
uiore to pay them for the trouble
ownership. This is more absurd
than for England to give princely
revenues to people who "condeseeuS
to be born."
Dss
Moines Leader. In reply to this
dlculous assumption, it is is ontyjp
needful to give the official vote a*
Governor and Lieut. Governor (Ja|*
penter, Republican, 10(1,122 Vale,
opposition, 80,667 scattering,
Lieut. Governor—Dysart, Republi
can, 104,978 Whiting, opposition,
76,fMi3 scattering, 6,898. Majori^r
for Republican Governor over alj*.
28,486 majority for Afjpublkap
iiUouft. Governor, 28,211.
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