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THE IOWA VLTEK:
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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,

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 "*.
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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*.
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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.
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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
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