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A WKCKI.T atpUailCAN NEWSPAP G, r.C.BARKER. *DITOK A NI PKORKIETO*. V ,Kw n#arnnrthtaat J. cor. Public Square, hkHo**'"*» ••*jr,Mh Ooaut). Iowa. ^rwrHirTioN PRICK.Two Dollar?por vt-*r. and at the mine rate for any p!l rt of year—IN ALL CASKS STRICTLY IK ADVANCE. x._Orl»ntil LedgtNo *1. KnoXTllle.meeU Ant lti« or nr n mono ««rrh mouth. /OLPKNH*I1KK.SFC9. W. W. h'IONK, W. M. CHAPTBK. SO IS. A M.KnoTTille, I »,.•£« Mnn. S»» on or b«for» «»eh full utroii. fliENCH. Ste A. 0, WKl'll KKRLI.. H. P. ,) KooXflll* l.edge meet# »ver» Tiwa1aT •realac VwttiBg brethren err4ially V R. KieO,Ste. lirofe Or. K. Hart, A« TTORNEY AT LAW and Notary. Pab lie. Special lvB ANDBUaOR. C. L. OVLLIM. Anderson & Collins, XluKMiYd A1 La W, Kaoxviile, Mt rion County, low*. tf. Br. C. F. Garretson, Office in ftrick bettlr vW i,din i?» northwea ',*»* cornerol the Public 6ija»r«, KaoavUie, ie**» (l,28tf) «. M. ITOHI. L.L.ITLM. Stone & Ayres, TTORN tVb atLaw,CittiiDand Heal Es tate Agontk, Kaoxviile. Marion County, ,o«». A Vi ill attend to allbusiaess entrusted totheir e»re,ic Marion and adjoining Counties. Will praeUeeiS the State and Federal Uo«rU.S,ltf. K E. Hays, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Kaoxviile, Iowa, attend promptly to ail business eutrust W HIS haud* 7-a5tf A. Q. Hays, i TTORNKY AT LAW and Notary Public, t'ivaeauiville, Iowa. Will aleu atl'-nd w loilfccuonf, and to Buying and Selling Lsad. Hn^h Thompson, M. D., DKNTISl.—Officeover Freeland ATbomp- mu't Bakery, east »ide Pablio Square, itiiirill*! Iowa. *t-• j. K Casey," A(tairfl TTORNEY AT LAW, Knoxviiie, iowa, Office east side of Public t-qaare, and up over Conwel 'r Hardware Store. Will prMtte* is Marion ud (kdjeiniag C'oua tiei. ,§»WIH8L0W. •aeept Sundays. J. W. WIUOI. Winslow ft Wilson, ATTORNKVS AT LAW and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Newtoa, Ja«per ounty, Iowa, lllattendiheCoartvot Marion Ceuniy. 40tf HereantiU, ®l)e $rabt8 $Pt. C. Gallagher, Mattend ARION COUNTY AUCI'IOSIBR, win to.ail bu»ioe«i in bin line on rua fouabte terms. butiHlaotion guaranteed. k**aville *Dd Otley, Iowa. Vanhouten & Cathcart, WAOON8, PUMPS, BAIT, CEMENT, *TC. ETC. lmiffifT PRICES FAIP. tint Grain Home weit of,D. •. B. R. »cath cf Kailroad track, PILLA, IOWA. (7-14 tf) Blacksmithing. DSMICK jr0|)08e^ to do a.i work in hi* line during the winter in tb« beat ponkible nituntr, and at reduoeripricti. Sei tibK tire, cath 1.50, on credit $!t hor.«e tfeoeing, new thoet, «r span, ca«h $3, on credit, $3.50 setting shoes, per epan, (ash $1 4 0, credit, $1 BO. Ail jobbing at low rates, and 15 per ecrtt. off forcawh. hb^pon Robinson street, just east of Public bquare. Oive fcim a call. AV^pring wagon on hand for H4. (22 tf) Knozville National Bank. KNOXVILLB, IOWA. CAPITAL $1(0,000 Gold, Silver, Oovernnieiit and other Securities bought and sold. Interest allowed •n Ajtne deposit*, bpecial attention given to CufiactinQg. Open from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. DIBKCTORB, A. W. Collins, 8. L. Collin*, J. 8. Cnnning- kam A. J. Kerr, Jackson Ratuey, 8. K. Bellamy, J. Bitteobender, W. #»eiwi»r. H. ®. Woodruff. orricFBl, A. W. CoLLiirs, President. J. 8. CuvKiKosi*, Vice PrMideit. A. J, Baioos, Cashier. (S.lftf Blacksmithing. R|)BERT5 AN JAM KS bare opeaad a Ulacksniith Shop in the building for« ••fly occupied by J. R. Robert*, just west of tbe New Bunk building, and are prepared to •o all work in tbe:r li ne in the bei-t manner i aad at fair rates. W ill also build wagoo*, •pring wngoDN and baggies to order. Ordern Mieited. CAIIRIAGSS AND WAGONS. SA. PHAFIR it carrying on the Cartlmpe *tid Wagon busiaeiis in the same bnild '"g where he id prepared to do all kind* •eodwork in a neat and vubstnntial manner. Alt person* is need «f work are kivited to fi'e them a eall at tbeir shop. (tf.) Furniture. E®.YOl NO would respectfally laform theeit^iens oi Marion County that he l»«s op tll »d a Cabinet Shop on Robinson •t'eet, west of the Treniont llouse, up stairs, tie room formerly occupied by tbe llrpubli ««a Office, where he will haveoa h*ud all V* ^"miture. aa*! aiioses, ••••a he wil (sell Low tor Cash. (tf.) Hain St. Clothing House. I 'J YARfllK, KKRCDANT TAILOR, bat constantly o n kand a Full I/ine of Men's Wear, Uati, Caps aad Famishing for Slag* '«f ovlag Kaekiaee. *11 1 ,H J- w V'-Jii-'aEV %i» -M. iSfeR Knoxville Marble Works. ROBINSONin lOTlted. J. BKODKK K, N .0. I J! I BRO S, Manufacturers and Dealer!* Moniiments and ilead StoDe«,ana Gmve-yard Work of erery de j-npiion. Near northwest eorner of Pablio Square, Knoxrille, Iowa. tf Books and Stationery. ALBERT atteation k' to eollee- and foreolosiag mortgages. Oftee, Ich 4 Wel. li & store, V. eyir's hi»c fcoui*iH«, I (M«tf. M. BROB8T, Dealer in 8chool Books, Writing Papers, Blank Books, Bible", An. Muoie Bonks, Musical Instru ments. Music for Sunday Schools, Singing .Schools. ko. Organs, Violins, Accordtions, 4o. Pictures and Frames. Wall and Window Paper. Paper Collar*. All at Publisher s'and Manufacturers' Priow. last side of Pablio Sqaare. Knoiville. 4 S7 tf Notice to Builders. i:NDERSlHNKD is now prepared to take coot'acts for all kinds of work in his line of business, such as Hrirk and Mtone I.ayin( Plaaterlag •ltd Cleteru and Fine Building, All of which I propose to do with dispatoh* and in good workmanlike manuei. I var iant ratiffaction. ATKhl ALS furnishe '. If required .and a CREDIT tiil CbtuUBM will be given par ties desire it. (6 40 ly) H. 3. BOBIFIBLO. a. E. Conwell, DBA LEK i n Stoves 'Fin w axe, She I 9qaare. Kaoxviile and Heavy Hard ware, Reapers, Mowersand Agricultural Implements generally. Agent forM. W. Warren's Patent Atuicspheric Port able Soda Fountain. Old Stand, east side t#ttf To Builders. Oil IT WEAVER is prepared to take con tract* for Plastering' Laying Brick ana tone, Building Cisterns, Flues, etc. 8atis f'.iction guaranteed. Mnterial* furnished. Leave orders at resilience, East Knoxville, or at i-tore of Welch 4 SVeljh. (7—3f Jlotisc hits [Kt-sfd altill uutlurir,ing the distribution of the New Code to Justices of the P«" ce. A bill hus beoa introduced in the Legislature to provide for the publi cation of the State laws io the news papers. The National iruiiKe has appropri ated $3,000 to the Iowa State Grange in consideration of expenses incurred in relieving the Northwestern buf fered. The bondsmen of flry'Rti, the de faulting Democratic Treasurer of Jackson county, having become un easy lest he might, like the Arabs, 44 BALERS IN URAlN AND PRODUCE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, fold hia tent and quietly eteal aw«y," have surrendered hthi up to the Sheriff. The deficiency has not been made good, and the bonds men are asking to be relieved. A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature providing that any Senator or Representative found drunk during the session of the As sembly shall, on conviction, be sen tenced to the penitentiary five years or be fined in a sum not exceeding $5,000. Isn't it fortunate we have no such law in Iowa? Judge Cole, of the Supreme Court is assailed with grave charges in con nection with a lottery scheme in which a large amount of his real es tate—farms and city property—were offered as prizes. He says the prop erty was offered by his nephew with out his knowledge. If his statement is true he is innocent—otherwise he is guilty. The Democrats of Connecticut have nominated a straight 'ticket, and those of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky and a dozen other States will keep the big Democratic show tent spread un til the Iowa Anti-Monopily side show is ready to fold its little teat and turn over it* business and tickets to the Bourbons. Chas. Bergk, Treasurer of Hum boldt County for the last sixteen years, elected for his last four terms on a People's ticket," was beaten last fall by the regular Republican nominee. Upon making his settle ment with tbe Board of Supervisors last month, he was shown by his own balance sheet to le a defaulter to the amount of $13,600. Before the expiration of 20 days given him in which to square his account*, he dis appeared, and has not since been seen. The Toledo Blade announced some days since the death of Henry Clay Dean. The announcement, although it inay have been not altogether uu welcome to some who know the character and history of the man, was nevertheless premature. The Centitrviiie Citizen referring to the! matter, remarks that i4the people of this locality will meet at the Court House on Friday, Feb. 13th, to hear an address by Mr. Dean, and unless he goes back on his history, he will maker a lively, speech lor man.'* -fr ",li t^ijh V V "*. -s T& VOL. 7 KNOXVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1874. NO 36 Tbe Currency. Mr. Kasson, of Iowa, has submit ted to the House Ways and Means Committee, of which he Is a mem ber, a bill, which may be supposed to embody his views upon the cur rency question. Tbe Committee has now before it a number of bills upon this subject, than which none now before (Jongress has more importance to the country, except that of trans portation. It is a matter for serious regret that so able an Iowa Repre sentative as Mr. Kasson, favors con traction of the currency at this time, when the whole country, and espe cially the West, is suffering so se verely from adearth of that medium. The followiug is a copy of Mr. Kasson's bill: A BILL to enhance th« |(#lu0 of the legal tender nutcs oftltoe United buties until their value shall be equal to gold, and providing for future resumption of specie pay ments. lit it enacted, etc., That from and the day of the Secretary ot tiie Treasury shall cause gold coin to bo exchanged for legal tenller notes of the L'niled States, at the rate of $1 0U iu coin for dollar* in notes, whenever the same shall be present ed for that purpose to any. Hub-treas ury of the imed States in sums of $iiO, or any multiple thereof,and said rate ol exdiangu shall continue for four months thereafter, and for each successive period of four mouths sttid exchanges shall le made at the rate and less for each success ive period of four months until the exchange shall be made at par, dollar for dollar. The legal tenders thus received into the Treasury shall be held and disposed of as other general funds of the Treasury. Si.r. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall in like manner cause legal tender notes in the Treasury toj be exchanged for coin when suchj coin shall be presented for that pur-i pose in sums of $o0 or any multiple thereof, at the rate of and less than the rate for the time being as established by the preceding sec-j tion for the exchange of gold in the: Treasury of legal-tender notes. The! Coin thus received shall be had and disposed of as other coiuiu the Treas-1 ury. Skc. 3. That whenever, at the Treasury or any sub-treasury of the I'nited States, there sludl not In* proper funds on hands sufficient to inewt all the demands made upon it, for either of the funds ifttmed in the! two preceding sections of this act, aj certificate shall be given to the ap plicant of exchange, redeemable at the Treasury from which it is issued, which certificate shall be receivable in payment of all dues to the govern ment payable iu the funds called for by such certificate, and in all cases1 where such-certificates shall be issued the value puid therefor shall be set apart und retained on deposit for the purpose of redeeming such cer tificates when they shall be respect-j ively presented for that purpose. SEC. 4. That whenever, under the operation of this act, le^al tenders, shall become exchangeable at the! treasury for gold at par, it shall be the duty of all the national banks of, the Cnited States having currency issued by them outstanding to re-i deem the same in gold upon demand thereupon by the holder. In the days of 1867, when the coun try was flooded with a worthless wildcat currency, "specie payment"' assumed a very welcome und popu-j lar sound. But now that we have at least a safe currency, the old argu ments in reference to specie payment and a cosmopolitan currency have little weight. The business of the| country requires a greater volume or currency instead of contraction. The people are almost universally de-j manding 1st, expansion to such an i extent as to render the circulation! commensurate with the business of the country. 2d, elasticity, in order that in autumn or winter the agri cultural products of the West—the grain, cattle and", hog crops—may be moved with a fair degree of celerity, and such disgraceful and damaging panics as that of last fall, as well as the villainous corners in wheat, pork, etc., be avoided. 3d, uniformity in the currency, plaoing National bank notes on a par with greenbacks as to exemption from taxation, or better still abolishing that medium alto gether and substituting a direct gov ernment issue. 4th, a re-distribution Of the currency in accordance with law and equity, giving to the West it» legitimate share, which it has not now, and can hardly hope to obtain while1 we have ho many bankers and bankers' tools in Congress. Mr. Kasson either mistakes the W?^^i It it* the indebted portion of the people^ the laboring classes, those of small Qieans and those in depressed and embarrassed financial circum stances, w ho need and have a right to dstltand of Congress some meas ures for relief. The heavy pall of in dividi^il indebtedness which hangs over tfce country should le lightened by Congressional enactment. To il lustrate: A fanner or a mechanic has befn forced by the monetary de pression to borrow $1,000, and mort gage h&B homestead to secure pay ment. -If the currency is expanded to the^xtent of one-tenth its present volume, the prices of his labor and his commodities are enhanced in a similar ratio. He is thus enabled to pay bis debt sooner and easier. If the cufteney is contracted one-tenth his ability to pay his debt is reduced in the same ratio. The banker who hoidatho mortgage would profit by contraction to a specie basis, because his debtor .would have to pay his $1,004 in gold or its or iU equivalent Thefftate Senate and House now each holds but one session per day, in onjer to allow the committees work. OV^r 200 bills have led. Senator McCortnack to his paper that: 'In the House Mr. Clark of our comity has presented several very important bills, to-wit: One for an act reducing the salary and per diem of members, officers and employees of th© ieneral Assembly one lor an act. reducing the salaries of State, Ju dicial and (,'onnty Ofllcers one for an act enabling any sub-district to become independent by following the law enabling towns or cities to becoinp Independent Districts one for an n 't repealing section lWOnntl ot the Code, relating to the com pensation of Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction, and for calling Teach ers' Institutes. .Mr. Jireckenridge has also intro duced peveral important bills, one for the repeal of Section 980 of the Ctsie which requires ltoad Supervisors within ten days after receiving the tax list to post the same, atnl to amend .Section'JS4 so as to make it the duty of the Supervisor to notify tax-pa\ersof the amount of road tax due by each at the time he warns theit^iit to work the road, tune Very few bills of any general im portance—Some correspondents say not one—have been passed by both Houses and become law. Most of the wor|c done has been tperely pre liminary. The committee on Agricultural College investigation is actively at work. The accountant employed has discovered an apparent deficit of $7,408.58 in the accounts of 186G and 18«8. He had not uil the books be fore him, however, which it was nec essary to have in order to explain the disbursements. A large number of witnesses have been or are to be summoned and even McCormack admits Uiat there will bo QQ white washing. The resolution offered tn both Houses of the Legislature last week, asking the State Crange Committee to present its bill on the transporta tion question, called out a great deal of discussion, and developed a great diversity of opinion as to the proprie ty of its adoption. Some members considered it impertiuent to ask a (jrange Committee to submit a bill embodying the views of the Patrons upon that subject, and others thought it appropriate that such a bill should come from that source. In order that the matter may be better un derstood, we copy a resolution adopt ed by the State I needs and rights of the Weat, or isj governed by corrupt motives in pur suing a course which can only be dictated by subservience to the in terests of apitaliMts in opposition to those of the great mass of people, or by an obttiseness of financial percep tion which is no less discreditable to him as a statesman and publio ti naucier. Orange at its meeting in Des Moines last month: Jleeolvcd, That a commHtfo of twelve be Hppoinled on mcmoraiiz Ing the (ieueral Assembly of tbe Stute of JUwa on the question of regulating The charges for frvighlw und tariffs on the several railroads of Iowa. Said committee shall indicate the kind of a tariff bill that will meet the approval of this body. Under this resolution a committee of twelve, mostly members of the Legislature, with Grand Master Hmedley at its head, was appointed. The Des Moines Republican nays: "This list embraces m«n of ability and experience, nearly all of whom are practical farmers, nnd It is but natural and reasonable that the mem bers of the Legislature should be anxious to know what manner of law, in their opinion, would best settle this vexed transportation ques tion. Why has not the committee performed its as»i^ued duty? The Ottumwa Damotmd enters complaint because Mr. Newbold wns allowed sixty dollars extra pay for service* as Speaker, pro tern, of the House. If it was wrong the '/0 Re formers in tt$ l&ve prevented U.' v $ The Legislative Committee to in quire into the needs of the North western settlers, have returned. They report that they have visited the atHicted districts and found great destitution. They urge immediate and liberal contributions. They recommend that all contributions from that part of the State south of the Rock Island Railroad, be con verted into money, and sent to N. B. Baker, and J. 1. Whitman, iielief Committee, Des Moines. Hon. James Harvey, elected last week to the U. S. Senate from Kan sas, to succeed Senator Crozier, was chosen Governor of the State in 1K68 by the Republicans. He is still a staunch Republican,and bears an en viable reputation as an incorruptible man. He is a farmer though we cannot admit that he might not be a blacksmith, a preacher, or even au editor, and be just as good a man. The increase of the public debt du ring the month of December last was duly h'eralded, and made a mat tor of special fejoicing by every Democratic, Liloral and Anti-Mo nopoly Journal in the country. Not one of them can now bo found can did enough to announce a decrease during tho month of January. Du ring the rebellion this same class of journals delighted to record every victory under ljee, Johnston, Price, Forest, Morgan, Uuantrel fc Co., but those of Grant, Sherman, Thomas and Sheridan were all such small matters as scarcely to be worthy of mention by those journals which are now so piously anxious for tho pros perity of the country, and especially for the overthrow of the Republican party. The Bill fot regulating the trans portation of the country, as submit ted to the U. H. House ol Representa tives by the Committee on Railways and Canals, of which Mr. McCrary, of Iowa, is Chairman, as summariz ed by the Gate City, provides: 1. That inch and every railroad line in tho I'nion, shall he regarded as employed in commerce among the several Mates. i£. No such compa ny, corporation or person, operating a lino of railroad, shall charge, col lect, demand, or receive more than a reasonable amount of toll or compen sation lor the transportation of pas sengers, to be fixed as hereinafter provided. Parties violating this law shall be liable for extortion. .'I. A board of nine railroad commissioners shnll be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one of whom shall be a resident of each of tho judicial cir cuits of the United States, Such commissioners are prohibited from being interested in any manner in tin* stock or property of any transpor tation company. 4. Said loard of commissioners shall, after thorough investigation and inquiry provide a schedule of reasonable maximum rates of charges for the transporta tion of passengers and freights and cars on and over the railroad lines of the United States. The remainder of the bill provides for tho machinery by which the objects of the bill may be carried out—prescribes penalties, places of meeting, etc. These com missioners aro to receive $it000 each per annuo), with necessary traveling expenses. Speaking of the proposition to Open tbe Soldiers Orphans' Homes to all orphan children iu the State, the Dubuque Time* says: "One plan is, to concentrate the orphans at two of the Homes, and convert the oth er into a Normal School. Should thiK be decided upon, we_ suggest that, if it v\ere equally satisfactory to tbe places more intimately con cerned, Glen wood and Cedar Falls, iu opposite portions of tho State be the locality of the Orphan's Homes, and Davenport, nearer tin- middle of the State, the Normal Hchool. In deciding this, however -if the ques tion should ever come up for decis ion-many things besides the simple question of location will undoubted ly have to be takeu iuto consider atson. Of the seventy Grangers in the Iowa House of Representatives, thirty-five voted with the Anti-Mo nops on the election for Speaker, and the other thirty-live voted tire other way. Is tins any indication of how the Grangers generally stand in rela tio'i to monopoly anil anti-monopo ly ?—IJubnque, Tt lrgraph. No. It simply shows that there are seventy hamest Grangers In the llouse—men who will not violate a sacred obligation for the sake of serving some political Moloch. There is not n true Rr-publican in Iowa who is not as thoroughly and honestly opposed to monopoly as the 1 om 1 est- n ion 11 n 1, self-co ns i u ted ,4AntI" In the State. This charge, by implication, of the Republican party being a monopoly party is tbe sheen-st nonsense, and is indulged in most by played-out politicians and gilt-edged demagogues- as the Intel ligent editor of the Telegraph vtcy well kiuSSM.—Hamilton freeman*. RATES OF ADVERTISING 1 W. 1*. SM. 6M. IV $75 $200 $ 400 $0 00$ 8Si 126 3 50 6 00 9tW 1200 5 00 8 00 8 00 12 00 1200 1H0A 16 00 22 00 1 Ineh 2 Column 1 75 i 3 50 6(H) 1 1 0 0 0 12 00 lttOO 22 00 35 00 Syeelal Ketlem. or Ad*ertl»-n«nts of donblewidtll or exlraordlaary dUplsv, li p«re«nt. additfeMl to the above rates. LOCAL N OTIC It 8, TKN CENTS PS* USB, BACH INSERTION. The colored gentleman recently" elected to the United States Senato for the long term from Mississippi is spoken of as a man of high ability, who will prove as worthy a repre sentativi of his race in the Senate as has the eloquent Mr. Elliott in the House. The paper published at his home, Florey ville, Miss., thus speaks of him: From what we know of the ster ling qualities of the man, we can un hesitatingly endorse him from what we kjiow of public opinion in regard to hiii), we aro convinced that his election would give honor to the Re publican party and pleasure to the people. On intellectual, moral, or social qualities he lias no superior In tbe State. His private character is spotless, and his official career has been correct, straightforward and unblemished. Colonel Bruce is one of tbe ablest and most popular leaders of that raeo whose undying devotion to Republi canism has made the pnrty Invinci ble, and it is but a small return for this unparnllelled devotion to honor this clear-headed and pure-handed man by this position, which, whilo it will honor the people of whom he is so noble a specimen, will tie equal ly honored in his acceptance. A I* t'nugh Bruce has often led tho Re publican column to victory for oth ers, he has be«u himself content to fill the duties of an humble sphere, while others reaped the higher price. Hut his frfends now urge bis claims, and proudly place him in the Sena torial race, confident that bis election will be hailed with sincere pUaaury in every portion of the State. 44 Thick-lipped nigger," sneers tho O ttu in w a fevi oerat. THK consideration of lion. G, W. McCrary\s railway, bill, which wo have, heretofore published in full, to gether with his able report on tho power of (.'ongross to regulate inter state commerce, is set down In tho llouse of Representative* for tho _~th inst. It will bo considered ill tiie House, and not in committee of the whole, which will afford obvious advantages to the friends of the measure. The Senate Committee have not yet made tbeir report, though it is rumored that they will take substantially the ground which Iras been so clearly and ably stattd by Mr. McCrary. Senator Morton's late speech was in the same direction citing tbe same authorities upon which Mr. McCrary had bused his argument. In fact, tbe very clear and statesmanlike plan which lias been initiated by the young meinlrer from Iowa advocated as well upon the stump as set forth in his bill ami report- seems ot the present time more fully to meet the difficulties of this great question, lis well as tiro popular judgment thereon, than any other u inch has been broached and it is in the highest degree compli mentary to him that tho Senate seems likely to accept his plan. As one of the greatest questions now he fore the people, this coming discus sion of the subject of regulating in ter-State commerce, so far as rauv.HV transportation is concerned, will elicit earnest interest throughout Iftft country.—7/ifrr Ocmn. The Iowa legislature, will, no doubt, take some action on tbe pres ent abomniable nuisance, known «t* tbe Maine Liquor Law, a law which is unjust iu its discriminations against one class of citizens, oppress ive in all its provisions, and above all impotent to make a reform in the direction which it assumes to seek. A judicious License Law would do more for the cause of Temperance, and would be of practical benefit to farmers. So long as corn grow* it will be usod in manufacturing alco hol, and so long as men live on earth, alcohol will be user! by them. As it is now, the people of Iowa pay freight on their corn to the Last, where it is manufactured into spirits and then pay freight back again on the spirits made out of tbeir owil corn. Is this economy? Shall wo pay tribute to tbe Mast any longer simply because a few fanatic fool* imagine that tbe drinking of whisky can be abolished when its manufac ture is prohibited in the State?— Ot tumwa Democrat. There is another Radical victory for us to record. Tire Mississippi Legislature has elected two Radical United States Senators, one of them being B. L. Bruce, a negro. This ii Radical civilization for you I How do you like it? A thick-lipped ne gro for I'nited States Senator to make laws for you farmers Aucord ing to Radical dictation tho whito inert of the country are failures, and we must call on the niggers to help us out.—Otlwinva Jiemon'ot. When Stevens, the ex-Vlcc Presi dent of the Southern Confederavy, was elected to Congress by tbe De mocracy, KVMIIS did not complain. The Hon. James M. liarvev, Hen ator elect from Kansas, was Govern or of that State from 18M to 87fl. He is practical farmer, and a sound, staunch Republican. The pro-sspeak well of him, as a rule, everywhere. We trust and believe that tbe Kan sas ,people have been fortunate In their choice. He is not a great man intellectually, hut \.i a man of good, fair ability, and if wo are correctly informed, possesses tho best of an qualities, integrity. He was a faith ful soldier is the rebellion, and com ing home, was soon after rewarded by bciug muds Uovetnyr 1 ST® 111 00 22 0O 35 00 50 00 I |i I? 41 \1 £.