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McGREGOfl, Al'(i. 12, 18«8.
r. V. BLAIR,
For Secretary of State,
Clayton Contity.
For lUglsttr of Land Office,
Itabnqnc County.
For State Treasurer,
Woodbury County.
Tor Auditor of Btuto,
DtTis County.
Vw Attorney General,
J. E. W I I A S O N
Warren County.
For the State al Large.
MARTIN V. It. BKNNETT, of Marion County
For Congressional Districts:
fir#t—M. M. Blackniore, of Jefferson connty.
ISoooBd—J. E. Wallace, of Muscatine connty.
Third—J. T. Stoneman. of Clayton county,
Fonrth—C. II. Mnrkev, of Keokuk county.
Fifth—D. II. Harris, of Ontlirlc county,
Bixth—ThomasSergent,of Webster county.
W are Handed a formal call for the Clayton Coun­
Convention. Our spnee is limited and we neces
Mtflly condense: At Elkader,
Saturday Aug- lotli,at 1
A the delegates for the Cong'al at West Union
August 19th, and also for the Judicial Csnvention nt
the same place and on the same day. Each township
is entitled to one delegate to every 25 «otes cast -r
Jorige M*son for Governor. County officers will m«o
to nominated at Klkadcr. The Democrats of each
totruahip should me«t without delay, and appoint
delegates to the Klkader Convention. All in favor of
equal taxation, one currcncy for the bondholder and
flw the laborer should interest themselves in the suc
MC« of the Equal Rights Democratic Contciratbe
©. BAUOII, Ch'n Committee:
Democratic Cancm.
Democratic Caucus will be held at CMftbrian
Hull, on Thursday Ereuing, the 13th, at 7:30T. M., to
tifect delegates to the County Convention to be held
•t Elkader on Saturday, Aug. lSth. All the friends
of qpiri
are invited to (articipato.
A correspondent of the West Union
Gazette says: "The Reps, at Clermont
tbn keep quiet no longer. The fire in
&eir bones must conic out and they have
determined to organize a Grant and Colfax
Club." Isn't it pretty lata to organize a
4jlub? Hiram Simpson Grant as his fatb
its named him (see N. Y. Ledger) or
Ulysses Simpson Grant as liis aunt named
Kim, was formally annexed to the Repub
lican party in Chicago at the Convention
4ff May 20th. The "bones'' of the Cler
ibont rads. must have burned very slowly,
£r they would have been consumed ere
Ihis. Eighty
.days pass away in 'enthusiasm'
before the fire strikes them dangerously!
If it takes about three months after a nom
ination to organize, how long will it take
to ^et up the "enthuse?"
This same writer says:
"Our Democratic friends, many of them
seem to be elated at the prospect of the
next four years under the sound and sen
sible Grant and Colfax administration."
They do, eh Let us have more of that
kind of "elate." The Democratic party
Hie Anti-bond party the party of Consti
tutional Liberty, against bond-ed assur
ance and official lazoroni, is "coming,
coining" to extirpate the seeds of political
Dfcuflf, and of financial villainy which have
fceen sown in the minds of our country
men within the last eight years. Blow,
gentlemen, all you desire. November will
ioter you so deep that Gabriel will be un
Kjble to awaken you. The portents are
qgainst that party which goes for taxing
§$hites to support the idle negroes for ex
fending the right of suffrage to negroes,
while withholding it from whites, and for
taxing thte wood-chopper to pay gold inter
est to a wealth "ring" which modesty
Remands that not only their semi-annual
fhterest must be cold, but the principal of
their bonds roust be paid in GOLD Let
them go on with their show. The tide is
decidedly fernenst them.
THE BONDS.—Readers who want to
Jtnow what they are about politically will
fiot fail to read the spcech of Senator
Morion of Indiana, on the bond question.
Morton is a radical of the deepest shade,
liis argument will convince any one that
the Democratic Platform of New York, i*
ihe correct one. Look at the strong points
he makes, and tfaen vote with the party of
4he people instead of the party who would
*jiod yourselves and children to the de
mands of bloated wealth. We want no
aristocratic privileged classes here. Our
immense national debt will soon bring
''Lords" and "Counts" and all the other
•cursed stuff of Europe if the masses arc
too lazy or too cowardly to protect their
own interests. Listen a few years longer
.to the syrens who sing ©f pcaoe and
.equality while they are sapping the found
ations of freedom and you will 1* ebadient
slaves to the money power.
The West Union, Union bss the follow
who believes in the principles set forth in
the Democratic National Platform, are re
quested to meet at West Union, on Wed
Mcsday, the 19th day of August, the day
•fixed for the Congressional Convention,
for the purpose of ratifying the nomina
tions of Seymour and Blair. Eloquent
speakers from abroad will be present to
nddress the people. Let immediate steps
jbe taken in each township to secure a
general attendance.
By Order of ihe Committee.
To PUBLISHERS.—We ure making up a
complete list of Southern and Western pa
pers for the convenience of advertisers.
It will give the name of paper, where
published, days of issue, name of proprie
tor, politics, etc. All publishers giving
jthis notice one insertion in their local col
ninn and tending marked copy of paper
containing same, will have their papers
put on our list and receive a copy of the
same as soon as published. Address,
•'CONSERVATIVE," Fredrick town, Mo.
Death of Stevens.
M. Shaffer, Secre
jtary of the Iowa Agricultural Society
'favors us with dead-head invitations to
.•nil pn hm at Lyons and Clinton Scpteni
ber 29th and remain till Octobor 2d, even
ing. Premiums $10,000. Thank you,
Doc. In return we send you copy of a
oicely-got-up pamphlet relative to the
'Clayton County Fair of Oct. 7th, 8th and
0tb. Come and see us. We guarantee a
wfconiQ as free as the Gospel.
Uy kindness of Mr. McGinty of the X.
W. Telegraph Company at this station, we
learn, at 10 o'clock Wednesday (to-day)
that Hon. Thadeus Stevens died at his
residence in Ilarrisburgh, l'a., on Tuesday
night (last night) at 12 o'clock. The de
ceased was no favorite of ours but we re
gard the dead too respectfully to exult as
did radicalism over the grave of Ex
Pfresident Buchanan.
At Chesterfield, Massachusetts A land
of piety unexcelled on earth Mr.
Hiram Pettinger was supposed to be inti
mate with a handsome servant girl and in
oonsequence of that or some other thing
the wife got mad and left. This was pret
ty bad for Hiram and the girl, but the
remedy, or punishment of the pair was
worthy of the days of Salem and the Cot
ton Mather Witchcraft of old New Eng
land. The dispatch from Boston says
Pettinger's house "was visited a night or
two since by about thirty men in disguise,
and some women, who ordered him to
surrender. lie refused, and knocked one
of the assassins down, but was soon over
"Pettinger and his house-maid were then
marched to the house of his brother
where the unfortunate pair were stripped
of their clothing, tarred and feathered
and ridden on a rail about half a mile
pledges were exacted from them not to
divulge the names of those who were en
gaged in the riotous proceedings and to
remove the servant froiu the town within
forty-eight hours, and to make a confes
sion to his wife, and if not done a worse
punishment was threatened him."
The idea of "some women" enlisting
with thirty cowari'ly assassins of the male
propensity to fight, tar, feather and ride
upon a rail, two human beings, one of
their own sos, is a style of "morality"
which cannot be found "out west." If a
man is charged by the testimony of re
spectable persons to be guilty of incest,
adultery, cruelty to his wife or to his
children, gentlemen wait upon that man
and inform him that society has no farth
er use for him at that place and that if he
docs not leave lie will be arrested and im
prisoned for public indecency. But the
idea of "women" aiding in tlie "tar nnd
feather" business of a iroman is a little
too tough for any taste above a brute.—
Had the injunction of the Saviour been re
garded we bet not one of the pereeeutors
could have "thrown a stone!"
Br. VCKIXC.—Mr. Wallis. recently from
Scotland, has established a manufactory
at McGregor for Blacking, Bluing, &c.,
&c. We have tried the Blacking and it
just beats all the stuff of that kind ever
put on our boots. It almost polishes
itself. This is no paid-for puff but it is
due to our honest workman to tell the
public of the excellence of his invention.
It is due the public to give information
where the best articles are Bold. We be
lieve Mr. Wall is will drive- all oilier black
ing out of the market.
CATHOLIC.—On Wednesday of next week
the Catholics of our city will treat the
children to a ride on the City of McGregor
and to a pic-nic at some place hereafter to
be chosen. Lime Coulee, two miles below,
is a very pleasant place, and we suggest
that it be elected. All are invited. Per
sons from the country as well as city will
take notice. We are appointed Chairman
on Fishing. Proud of the honor It may
look like a 6caly office, but it was with the
fishermen of Galilee tVe Saviour first
found friends. Get ready.
WOOLKXS.—The recent Wool Manufac
turing Congress held in Chicago was an
extensive affair. The dailies of that city
gave detailed reports of its proceedings,
exhibitions of textiles, &c. &c. It is well
for us to notice the creditable report given
of our Lansing or Village Creek Manu
factory. No goods stood higher than did
the Village Creek productions. Its ac
tive nntf go-ahead yoang President, II. 0.
Dayton, Esq., called to 6ee McGregor on
.Sunday while on his way from the
Convention. He says the past season has
been an unprofitable one generally for
woolen maufactories.
Weather, &«.
Cool, clear, with occasional rains. Just
what we wanted. Stacking of the hetiyv
crop of wheat and oats is going forward
lively. Threshing is also proceeding. In
another place wc have a notice of a Mono
na shipment of new wheat by Winkley and
llinkley—the first shipment of the season.
Mr. Bannard of this city, purchased, Aug.
8th the first delivery of new oats. They
arc light weight but handsome. The pro
duct market is quiet, but it will not be so
long. Everything indicates approaching
Hides 10 to 1G wheat $1,45 to SI,50
oats 45c to 55c potatoes 75c to $1,00:
butter 20c to 30c, eggs 16c £5 to $0,50
Flour $8 50 to $9,25. Green fruits, such
as melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, black
berries, cabbage, &c., &a, &c., just as you
catch it.
CAMBRIAN SALOON*.—Eiver M. Christo*
pher has just added two new Kavanagh &
Decker Billiard Tables to his handsome
saloon. This gives him four of the same
sort and with the improvements he has
been making in the ornamentation of his
bar, as well as in its supplies of choice
liquors and cigars, the Cambrian may well
be called the finest Billiard Saloon west of
the Lakes. It is the daily and evening
resort of the lovers of the cue, and every
attention is paid to the many guests who
patronize the institution. EIVER works
hard to make it a pleasant resort, and he
ought to receive a liberal share ©f visitors*
DL'M'QCE.—The Allison and Graves
men have ^en having a serious and not
very creditable war at Dubuque. The
latest "returns" (to-day) by Valley Tele
graph are that Allison has CO votes by
instruction, Graves 37, and 2 uninstructed.
It seems Mr. Graves was badly deceived
when he told us Dubuque county was for
him. Mr. Allison will be nominated on
the first ballot, unless Mr. Updegraff can
add several rotes to old Clayton.
TUE OUTSIDE.—Ex-Gov. Morton's
speech on Bonds, a Republican speech
Georgia Senators Iowa Statistics by
the Fayette Co. Union. Read it carefully
for its truth "Mark" Twain about wo
men "A Copperhead," by the editor of
the Kipon Representative, a late convert
from Republicanism Horses in
battle Senator Ilendrick's illustration
of 5-20's .Lynn, the fho« town of Mas
sachusetts Miscellany.
dome and Oilier Items.
The Congregationalists of this city, will
week Church and Bidwell are finishing
their handsome brick in good style and at
a rapid pace The ALSIP brothers arc
at work at the Bank corner, and it cannot
bo long 'till the new building is ready to
occupy. Aladdin himself couldn't have
beaten them in erecting ca6tles Frank
Haislett, recently employed in getting up
Business Cards at Decorah nnd McGregor
has "accepted a call" from brother SAM
and Doc. TAYLOR of the Lansing Chronicle,
to stick type for that flourishing office.
FRANK is a good typo, and a credit to the
profession Kentucky voted August 3d,
and gave (thus far) 00,000 majority Dem
ocratic against 38 thousand la9t year.
Montana Territory is Democratic by 1,700
with several counties to be heard from.
Everybody seems to expect a "flush" of
Democratic states in November. Tennes
see will come August 13th, Vermont Sept.
1st: California Sept. 8 th Maine Oct. Gth
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, and India
na Oct. 13th West Virginia Oct. 22 the
other States. Nov. 3d Go and see Ben
Cotton and Sam Sharpley of New York,
at the Cambrian, September 3d. They
are highly commended by the press and we
have no doubt they arc a superior troupe.
More again.
Ilemembrr the Caaens on Thursday
night. It is ieported that Col. Trumbull
will address the radicals on the same
evening We have seen a very handsome
card with this on it "Mrs. M. A. Ramage,
Ceremony, Wednesday morning August
12, 1£CS at 7J o'clock, Sam'l J. Peterson,
Anna Estelle llamage." We conclude
from this card and its date (to-day) that
our reference to the happy pair was a
little in advance—say about a week—but
as they have now honored our draft by
making our guess ^,ood we feel like saying
to them "Well done good and faithful
servants,enter into the joys of" matrimony!
And to any other sinner in singleness
roundabout us. "Go thou and do likewise."
St. Clairsville, Ohio, was the scene of
Sam's final capture Recollect the
Catholic picnic. Many will come from
the country.
of Democratic papers tfironghotit the
country, haye repeated the stale lie that
Grant is a habitual drunkard, and that he
is in a state of intoxication nearly all the
time. Every sensible man knows that this
is a pure fabrication got up for election
Theodore Tilton says, in the Independ
ent, of U. S. Grant: "is there no way to
stop him of tkis terrible drinking and
Wendell Phillips says—Examine a Re
publican candidate for the Presidency—
Who cannot stand up before a jlass of liq
uor without falling.
Horace Greeley, while opposing Grant's
nomination, said of him
"More soldiers were uselessly slaughter
ed in the late war, through the blunders
of drunken officers, than by the bullets of
the foe."
Was Grant drunk at Shiloh?
Was he, not many months ago, drunk,
on Sunday, in the strocts of Washington I
Are these "pure fabrications, got up for
election purposes," by "Democratic pa
Grant i» ft drunkard.-—T/icoiore Tilton.
Grant is a man of vile habits and no
ideas.—Chief Justice Chase.
I will never, so help me God, support
any but temperance men for office.—Ilenry
Wilson, (alluding to Grant).
Drunkards, like pirates, are public ene
mies.— Guv. Geary's reasons against
Grant's nomination..
The Chicago Daily Tribune, of July 21,
"We believe the object of refunding the
Public Debt is to eventually get it ex
changed into bonds bearing a lower rate
of interest than any now authorized and
also to dispel the doubt that exists in
gird to the kind of
N e w i I e s
give cntcrtai^nments on Thursday andFri- I "dvertising for cavalry horses The
day evenings of next week et Cambrian
to be made'
on the principle of the bond at its maturi
The funding process, so wrll understood
by all but the Tribune, is a financial ques
tion that must and will be settled by the
We care not for the Republican or the
Democratic theorj'. It is a question be
fore the people. Congress never has ex
hibited HO little judgment in attempting to
thrust a measure for the oppression of the
nation, as they have in the late funding
The law of I860, authorizing the port
folio of the Treasury in funding outstand
ing obligations, does not meet the wants
of the present Congress. The addition
to the debt, by converting present bonds
in gold bearing bonds, at a low rate of in
terest, is the favorite plan of increasing
the public debt. It won't work. Our
spadeholder intends to pay our bondholder
dollar for dollar in the legal currency
promised in the contract. He understands
how to dispel the doubt that exists in rela
tion to the kind of payment to be made, if
the IrUmua luan does urthwestern
diate restoration of the Union under the
2d. Universal amnesty and the regula
tion of suffrage by the States.
3d. Payment of the public debt as rap
idly as possible, and in accordance with
the terms of law—gold when gold is speci
fied, and greenbacks when legal tender is
4th. Equal taxation of every species of
property, including government bonds und
other securities. e,
5th. One currency for government, the
people, the laborer, the officeholder, the
soldier, the farmer, the bondholder.
Gth. Economy in the administration of
the govenment, reduction of the army—
abolition of the Freedmen's Bureau.
7th. Reform of abuses in the manage
ment of public affairs, the abolition of use
less officers, and the expulsion of corrupt
8th. Equal rights to native and natur
alized citizens at home and abroad.
9th. Military depotism to cease, and
constitutional government to be resumed.
CAUtT*8.-See call for Democratic Caucus
to selcct delegates to the Elkader Conven
tion next Saturday. The tide of Victory
is coming. Let us keep it up. The Con
vention will select delegates to the Con
gressional qad Judicial Convections of
West Union.
The American Journal of Horticulture
and Florist's Companion for August is at
hand. We like it ar^ commend it to all
who appreciate the beauty of Floral orna
ments. J. E. Tilton & Co. of Boston, are
the publishers, terms $3.00 per annum.
ieneral Fleurv, of the French army, is
Hall to aid in purchasing a new musical ^or assistance Gen. Butler has an
instrument for the church. Old style and nounced himself a candidate for re-elco
new style singing, Tableaux, Refreshments ^on congress
and Social Enjoyment will be the order.
Admission very moderate. Moro next
Q,,oen Victoria
to congress. It is said ho will be
stoutly opposed by members of his own
party Jeff Davis is in Liverpool
Several deaths from yellow fever are re
ported at tho quarantines in New York
and Boston Mrs. Senator Trumbull is
sick and but slight hopes of a recovery.
Sirius is said to be traveling towards
the solar system at the rate of 19J miles
per second As one of the phenomena
of the heated term, the Halifax Colonist
says the Nova Scotia coast lias not been
free of fog since the first of June
The cattle disease is frightening some per
sons in different localities The little
remaining life in Executives circles n
Washington is about to die OGt. Tho
President contemplates a trip which will
last a fornight. Only two members of the
Cabinet are in town..
..The receipts of
gold at Denver are said to have been
greater during the months of June and
July than the total for the preceding!
A tunnel to unite Scotland and Ireland
has recently been suggested by an English
engineer. This under sea passage would
run from the coast Antrim, Ireland, to
Lake's Point, ia the Mull of Oantyrc, a
length of fourteen and a half miles. It
is estimated that it would cost SI5,750,000.
The entire district swept by the great
flood in Baltimore is coatcd by a sticky,
slimy mud to the depth of six or eight
inches, and the 6mell arising from this
mixture is begining to be veiy offensive
and dangerous to the health of the citi
zens Doesticks thinks it conclusive evi
dence of drunkencss when he sees a man
"sticking a postage stamp behind his left
ear and attempting to get into a letter-box
to get by the mail train." The New
York Observer tells of a clergyman whose
horse died of botts. Some of the worms
were put into spirits of turpentine and
other fluids commonly fatal to vermin,
but they were not at all affected. They
were then put in the juice of the common
potato, and died instantly. Another horse
in tho same neighborhood was suffering
severely from bots, when a quart of potato
juice was poured down his throat, which
soon relieved hirn of his pain and a con
tinuance of the treatment effected a per
manent cure.
An application for more troops for Ten*
nessee and Florida has been made to the
President by Representatives in Congress
from those States, but General Sehofield
decided that there were United States
troops enough there for all immediate pur
poses, and the request has been refused.
Tlie following news has been received
from llayti
A battle took place near Jacmael, on the
24th of July, between the revolutionists
and forces of Salnave, which ended in a
victory of the former The revolution
ists have conccutratcd 4,000 men, well
provided with provisior.s and ammunition,
around the city of Port au Prince, and
are pressing the siege with renewed vigor.
General Lynch, one of the revolution
ary commanders, has issued a manifesto
protesting against the cession of any
Haytien territory to the United States
The Dominican troops have crossed the
frontiers and commenced the invasion of
llayti General Boyer and his son have
been murdered Robberies and depreda
tions are reported in various parts of the
country.... Ad vices from St. Domingo rep
resent that the revolutionary movement
against Baez is steadily progressing, under
the leadership of General Luperon. A
decisive victory over the forces sent
against him had been gained by Or
gando, one of his Generals Th^ speedy
fall of Baez, and the expulsion of his Gov
ernment, are anticipated.
The approaching eclipse of the sun, on
August 18th, will be remarkable for its
duration, viz., six minutes and fifty seconds.
It will not be visible In the United States.
couple named Betsworth, and the
wife's sister, were drowned in the Thames
On their wedding-day by the upsetting of
their boat The Frontier Index says
that Setli W. Payne, who is professedly
walking to San Francisco, is not walking,
but riding in every conveyance he gets a
free chance at The Citizen states that
thero is a Republican public officer at
Long Branch this summer, who, between
gambling, fast horses and fast women, is
probably spending $100,000 a month
A clergyman in Springfield, Mass., who
has the habit of adding "ah" to many of
his words, recently spoke to his congrega
tion of "those who have been brought up
on the Lord's side-ah A good woman
bottled up a lot of nice preserves and
labled them Put up by Mrs. C." Her
boy Johnny discovered them, soon ate the
contents of one bottle, and wrote on the
bottom of the label: Put down by Johnny
C." Mr. Pike is thrown overboard by
the radicals of the 5t.h Maine district be
cause he goes in for taxing the bonds.
They call him a turn-Pike The Twfr
calB of St. Louis attempted to get up^ a.
Grant ratification meeting the other night,
but there were more Democrats than Re
publicans present, and consequently no
radical enthusiasm. The radicals called
it a ratification meeting the Dem
ocrats, a gratification meeting
The Postmaster at New Orleans is char?
ged, at the department, with being a de»
faulter to the cxient of $40,000. The
Government will hardly lose anything, as
the bondsmen are believed to be good for
the amount.
Fifty-one persons were killed and many
others injured by a recent colliery explo
sion in Belgium The cattle disease is
said to be extending in Indiana. Diseased
cattle and meat have also been discovered
in New York Mike McCoole, the
champion prize fighter, was married at
St. Louis on the 9th to a daughter of a
wealthy contractor of that city. Report
na^ there were ten thousand people in
and ulout the church when the ceremonies
took place A larger breadth of crops
was planted in Colorado this year than
ever before. It is estimated that 00,000
acres are uuder cultivation, nearly two
thirdj of which are planta in wheat and
corn The disease of Mi+iftMrttod "Char
bon" has re-appeared in Ifgyuisiftna, aud
is causing great uneasiness to planters
Garibaldi has written a letter to England
saying that he only waits the moment for
France to strike a blow at Prussia to at-
tack lioint1 Baltimore lias removed
about 70,000 cartloads of mud and sand,
which tho late visiting waters deposited
on her streets The harvest is reported
very bad throughout Russia. In the
southern provinces there has been no rain
sinec May 1, and most of the crops arc
destroyed. A severe famine is in prospect,
and prices of food are enormous More
than three fifths of the chaplains in the
army and navy of tho United States arc
Episcopal clergymen Italians are emi
grating to South America by thousands.
The sweet potato crop of the South
will be a very large one Civilization
hns reached Sitka in {&• fehapo of corner
apple stands.
Potatoes weighing four pounds each,
raised in fifteen days from the day of
planting, without irrigation, were offered
recently in the San Diego (C'al.) market.
The old-time swallow-tailed coats arc
reported for the winter style It is said
we are to have another humorous weekly
nextuutumn, to be called the Grapeshot, and
$75,000 and a corps of clever writers
havc already been secured for it The
last new thing in ladies' fashions is patent
eyelashes Says a Paris letter: Miss
Menken has ben taking the "cool," and
reappears this week in the most reduced
of toilets on the wildest beast the Chatelet
can get for her. Miss Adah Menken's
clothes escape criticism they are neither
long below nor high above they are centre
—a centre of which, there being no ends,
wranglers cannot argue that they meet.
Children afflicted with whooping
cough can be cured by exposure to air im
pregnated with common coal gas. Car
bonate of lime placed in their sleeping
rooms in quantities sufficient to produce
a moderately strong odor will also effect a
cure Kentucky gives 90,000 majority
for Gov. Stevenson, democrat It ap
pears from the books of the treasury de
partment that there are outstanding, of
tho various issues of seven-thirty notes,
the following amounts—the time for their
conversion into 5-2iPs having expired,
they are therefore payable in currency
First issue, August, 18G4, $614,200, the
time for the conversion of which issue ex
pired one year ago second issue, of June,
1865, $2,327,850, the time for tho conver
sion of which issue expired on July 1.—
Third issue, of July, 1865, $4,863,800,
the time for the conversion of which ex
pired August 1. The total amount out
standing is $8,805,950.
Sherman, the highest point on the
Union Pacific railroad, is 8,592 feet above
the level of the sea, and 7,592 feet above
Omaha A dispatch received, announces
another terrible colliery explosion at
Jernmpes, in the province of ILiinult,
Belgium. Fifty-one persons were killed
and a great number injured The Chi
nese Embassy expended $2,000 in hack
hire while in Washington The Chinese
Embassy will sail for Europe on the 19tl
proximo Texas contains 150,000,000
acres, and is six times as large as Ohio.
Bismark's pay as Minister is only
$9,000 per annum Gov. Patton says
that Alabama mil raise $60,000,000
worth of cotton this year There is a
general feeling in i'V^nce, that Napoleor.
is preparing for some grand event
Nova Scotia papers continue publishing
editorials favoring annexation to the
United States A Frenchman has in
vented a vehicle in which tikes
goes before the horse."
Montana farmers are hying to domes
ticate the Buffalo The grape crop along
Lake Erie never looked better One soda
water man in New York draws his four
thousand glasses a day Ripe figs,
grown in the opeu air in Minnesota,
are on exhibition in Minnepolis
The woods in the vicinity of St. Louis
arc swarming with locusts During a
late hail storm at Wellsboro, Pcnn., a
sheet of ice measuring about two feet
square and three inches thick, fell from
the clouds with the hail stones
Piles have been driven one hundred and
sixty feet in San Francisco without finding
hard pan The wheat harvest im Min
nesota is estimated at fifteen millions
bushels, nearly double that of last year.
Iowa has thirteen railroads in opera
tion, embracing 1,470 miles Those who
ought to know say there is not a bottle of
pure wine in the United States, nor has
there been for twenty-five years Gen.
Meade, commanding the Department of
the South, has issued an older declaring
that the disposition of troops in North and
South Carolina will remain as at present.
Gen. Buchanan has issued an order
taking command of the Department of
Louisiana, consisting of the States of
Louisiana and Arkansas, and transfcring
to Gen. J. J. Reynolds the command of
the Fifth District, consisting of the State
of Texas The estimated crops in Utah
this season are Wheat, 63,000 bushels
corn, 115,000 bushels potatoes, 700,000
bushels sorghum, 130,000 gallons. The
grasshoppers caused more damage this
ylar than any previous season. The en
tire crops in some counties were destroy
The Pacific railroad IB completed to a
"point 700 miles west of Omaha It
now appears that Gen. Butler wanted to
act «8 counsel for Surratt, but the other
attorneys would not consent Mrs.
Commodore Vanderbilt has been struck
with paralysis The Steamer War Eagle,
sunk at Subula, was rrised and passed up
on Tuesday p. in. for La Crosse to bo
Among the last written words of the gen
erous and gifted Gen. llalpine, were his
opinions of Blair and Seymour: "On the
whole muster-roll of our army no name
shone more conspicuously for personal
gallantry than that of Frank Blair. Few
officers have been more desperately wound
ed, and no officer has been more gloriously
conspicuous for never saying 'go' to his
men, but'follow inc.'" "Knowing
Seymour well, and having had opportuni
ties to know him thoroughly, officially, and
personally during the war, we reluctantly
but firmly apply to whomsoever shall
question his action and practical loyalty,
the famous words of the great radical chief
who answers every charge which he deems
unfounded by this striking phrase of the
pure Saxon dialect, "Vou lie, you villain,
you lie and—what the great radical
philosopher does not do—we are willing
to be held responsible for these word*."
Charles Reeve hsis removed his Tonso
rial business to the basement of Arnold's
Auction store. Charley and Will. Roise
will cut hair, shsmpoon, curl tnd shave in
any style rcpuired.
There is a steady increase of "Copper
heads co-equal with the spread of the
principles of tlie Democratic party. And
the Radical Press slow to admit in a I rank
way the fulling away from the rank* of its
own party, confesses our increase by at
taching the name of Copperhead to* uu»
victims of its hatred.
The word Copperhead has had a pretty
extensive use. The Radicals have clung
to it as if it had virtue as if its employ
ment afforded them either satisfaction or
partisan profit. Wc doubt, however, if it
has secured them any benefit beyond the
gratification of their malice—which is no
small consideration, to be sure.
Our Copperheads are uninjured by its
use. IIORATO SEYMOUR, the next president,
is the head of them all. The fact that he
was Chairman of our Oneida County War
Committee, and so furnished men for the
war even before, as Governor, he respond
ed to the calls of LINCOLN, STANTON and
Gov. CURTIN to repel the invasion of Penn
sylvania, did not save him from the ap
plication of the epithet. lie is unharmed
by it, and is nnrufilod when the term is
uppiied to him by the revolutionary jour
Gen BLAIR, the next Vice President, is
also one of the greatest ot copperheads.
He was a Republican in Congress but he
w*as the first to take up arms in Missouri
for the Union and he led, now a Division
nnd now a Corps, through the South uuder
Sherman. Grant, Sherman and the whole
Republican party praised him. But he
revolted at the test oaths and the tyranny
imposed by the Radicals upon the South,
including his own s.-ouri, which he had
kept loyal, and lie is now one of the worst
of Copperheads. No Radical, when be
yond Gen. Blair's hearing, hesitates so to
denounce him.
ANDREW JOHNSON, who has suffered
more for his devotion to the Union (before
the war, during the war and since the war)
than any radical among us, has been u
Copperhead for two or three years.
The last application of the term—the
one which has the most recently attracted
our notice—wus to the name of Col. T. L.
Dickey, Assistant Attorney General of the
United States. Col. Dickey was an honored
citizen of Illinois for thirty years for
many years Circuit Jud^e in the Ottawa
District: and whc.i the war broke out,
went to Washington and asked Mr. Lin
coln for authority to organize a cavalry
regiment. Mr. Lincoln wrote thus to the
Secretary of War of this Copperhead:
"This man is my friend. Wants to raise
a cavalry regiment, lie won't lie. lie
won't steal. A. Lincoln.-' This Copper
head put in the field the 4iii Illinois Cava
lry, and commnr ded ll e name till Grant
made him the 1 hie! of Cavalry on his staff.
Three sons and a son-in-law of this copper
head cnteied the army. Of these sons, one
was killed and another severely wounded
in the Red River expedition, while the
son in law, a General, was killed ut Shiloh
The more we have of such Copperheads
the better for the fame aud gl\ry of our
The word Copperhead has become suf
ficiently comprehensive. It includes every
patriot in the land and a decided majority
of the electors of the country. The radi
cals may enlarge its applications at their
pleasure.— Utica [X. }'.) Democrat.
We are indebted to Rev. WM. COBB of
the M. E. Church 'or the following excel
lently written notice of our Sate friend
JAMES WOODWARD, of Farmersburg town
ship, Clayton county, Iowa. The commu
nication came to hand in due time for last
week's issue but it was mislaid. We re
gret its non-appearance before,
too late now to do more than confess er
rors and publish.
NATION"AT., July 31,1868.
EDS. TIMES—Gentlemen.—In compli
ance with your request I send you the fol
lowing brief obituary
JAMES WOODWARD, of Farmersburg,
died July 27th, 1868, in his 77th year,
and was buried on Tuesday the 29th. A1
though the season was harvest and a
pressing time for labor, the large attend
ance nt his funeral gave evidence of the
great respect community cherished for
Tho deceased was born in Vermont,
April 25th, 1792. and was married No
vember 25th, 1S25, in North Hero, same
State, and resided there till the spring of
1846 when he removed to Clinton county,
N. Y.: from thence he came to Farmers
burg, Iowa, in the spring of 1848 with
his family of tlr oe sons and three daugh
ters. He purchased the land upon which
the village of National now stands when
there was little but open prairie to be seen.
During the entire of his mar ied life no
death has occurred in the fumily take a
term of 43 years and this fact is a very
unusutU occurrence.
Father Woodward was among tho ear
liest settlers of Clayton county, a man of
more than ordinary mental power, of un
impeachable character, of unflinching
fidelity to his convictions of duty aud
universally beloved by all who knew him.
He was once elected Justice of the Pe ice
but he always succeeded in reconciling the
parties without legal proceedings. [All
honor to the memory of the deceased!
Ens. TIMES.] He was a true Christian in
his death the Church has lost one of its
brightest lights. His life was pure and
death peaceful: he now rests from his
labor awaiting the resumx-tinn of the
Just. Yours Respectfully,
IU(« Electlui,
The following State elections are yet to
occur this vear:
August 13
September 1
Sep ember 8
September 14
October 0
October 13
Otlol.tr 13
October 13
Octobcr 13
October '22
November 3
November 3
November 3
November 3
November 3
November 3
November 3
November 2
November 3
Ncvcmber 3
Navcmber 3
Vein.i ut.
1. 1.1
V i-ft Virginia.
New Yrk.
New Juraejr.
.......... tleUwill*.
.M i iii(:tiu
ini.i rjota.
the Iowa state
lly a state enactment
elections always takes place at the same
time of the presidential election, when
6uch election occurs, so, this year, our
state election will be held in November
instead of October.
SUCCESS UI-ON MERIT.—If there iff an In
stance upon the records of our country
where un article of American manufacture
has made its way to universal favor solely
upon its merits and without extraneous
aid, it is that of the Bent Chemical Xalera
tus. It has only to be sold in one place,
arid it is demanded in uuother ami so it
has f^onc on increasing in favor until the
products of the extensive Chemical Works
of I. 11. Do Land & Co., at Fairport,
Monroe County, N. 1"., are now immense.
This article is made only at lhee works
by a process known only to the proprie
tors, and is better for all purposttfniun
Soda. Try it.
Works wAnders with your hair. The
first application of "Bftrrqtt" viU convince
No lientix A ny \vlit re.
.No beaux I Absolutely no beaux!—
ell, young ladicy, stop and consider if,
after all, you yourselves have not pro
nounced the sentence of banishment.
We? wc "banish"' them? Good gra
cious Is it not for them we have de
vised all this elabortion of adornment?—
We, indeed! Were we not, for weeks,
before we came to these odious mountains,
where men are as scarce as French hair
dressers, closetted with our dressmakers
and milliners to produce those bewitching
"suits, long nnu short, for morning and
evening, out-door and in-door wear?—
Have we not cool dresses and warm
dresses dresses for rain, dresses for sun
shine, dresses for neutral weather, with
ribbons, gloves, snshes, parasols, bats and
fans to "match," to the minutest shade
For whom should we take all that trouble
but for the beaux? And how are we re
sponsible for their disgusting absence?
Listen, my dears, for in that which you
have just said lies your offense. Cnn
damsels thus arrayed walk in the woods,
climb the mountains (except in poetry)?
Can they take even an ordinary, mild
walk, without mortal terror of periling
their millinery? Must ihey not, there
fore, "ride," morning, afternoon nnd
evening, everywhere, to the delectation of
stable-keepers, and the consequent pecu
n'arj dep!et n of the 'beaux?" These
beaux, whose fathers may be rich, 1 ut
whose sons have yet to fill their individual
coffers these benux, who have just so
much t® expend when the_y get away on
a summer hoii^ v, and who do not desire
to pour it all into the poekcts of the stable
keeper these ux. who can get vastly
more fun out i: th ir purses, and make
them last long-r, with a party of "the
fellows"—this is the reason that, with
rare exceptions, you huve to throw away
these ravishing toilettes on your own sex,
when you play croquet, or sit on the piaz
za, druaming of the "coming man."
My dears, he won't come He knows
too much. He hus seen bis sister's mil
liner and mantua-maker hi Is, and heard
the family discussions thereon and though
he acknowledges your fascinations even
through all the absurd toggery you are
doomed by fashions slaver}* to have and to
wear, he has yet to make the fortune to
enable him to foot his angel's bills. So
he runs uway from you, discreetly runs
off fishing or gunning with the "fellows,"
and, wiser than j'ou, conies home brown,
hale and hearty for the winter months,
instead of perspiring at your side in tight
boots and yellow kids.
Do you begin to understand Now,
my dears, if you have been ushered into
the world in coach and six, till your feet
and hands have become paralyzed for
want of use, that is your misfortune, and
your fault. Because that necessitates a
rich husband. And as there are very few
rich young husbands, you will have to
bid good bye to your girlish ideal, and
marry the bald-headed, gouty Mr. Smith,
who was born ut the same time as your
own father. This, my dears, you will
huve t» do. or face your nightmare, single
i hx*ednex8.
I have looked ut yntir playing croquet,
without n coat tail among you I have
seen you driving yourselves out in your
pretty little ph:eton« and thoii-li yon put
a brave face on it, I know very well what
is going under that gay little snsh of yours
and 1 think it is a pitty that you should
have been brought up to so many artificial
wants, that your heart must go hungry in
life's spring time because of them.
My dears, I never lacked beaux at your
a:o\ But a walk in tho woods, or in the
city either, involved no expense to my
au. I could climb a fence, where there
was no gate, or where there was either I
was not afraid of dew or rain, because
but it is n«y dress was simple. My nif'ts vfere not
diamond*, but flowers, or books. My
mother would not have allwwed ine to ride
with gentlemen, had they asked me. When
they came to spend an evening, our tray
of refreshments did not involve a "French
So you see, my dears, though I had no
silk dresses, I had plenty of beaux, and a
gay heart and I enjoyed a sail with an
old sunbonn^t over my curls, or u moon
light ramble with a merry parly, much
better than you do "the German and
half an hour was sufficient warning for
me "to dress" for any kind of a party—
in doors or out—because, unlike you, I
was not bothered to choose rom twenty
dresses which to wear and I wiil give you
leave to ask any of my beaux, who are
now grandfathers, if I was not able t» set
tle their accounts! And it i- because 1
had such a good time that I feel vexed
that your youth and prettiness should so
often go a begging—though no fault of
yours nnd you may show this to your
mothers, and tell them I say so.—Fanny
Fern, in the Ledger.
lion. Montgomery Blair spoke to a very
large and enthtv'.r- ic gathering of the
Democracy at Elm Springs, Va., on Sat
urday. Alluding t" the letter written by
his brother (Genera' Frank 1\ Blair,) just
before the .New iork Convention—which
lias formed the capital stock of Radical
abuse for the past four weeks—Mr. Blair
said: "It is an appeal to the ballot and
not a menace of war. It is the Kadicals
alowe who talk of war anil are making
preparations for it in connection with th.
elections. (Jen. Blair and the Democratic
party invoke the judgment i the people
on the isue, joining with the Kadi a!s on
the validity oftheir measures, and propose
t» carry the ju igmeut of the people into
effect by the ollic rs elected for that pur
pose by them. There can be no war un
less the Radicals make it to resist the
judgment of the people, who are or ought
to be the final arbiters. They alone
threaten to resist the will of the people in
the lawful exercise of their authority to
pass judgment upon the acts of their un
faithful servants and restore the Constitu
tion. The Democracy have submitted
without resistance to the most glaring vio
lation of the Constitution and of every
species of yranwy and outrage which have
disgraced the meanest and bloodiest
tyrants in the worst ages, with unexampled
patience, looking to the day of deliverance
iiy the ballot box in November next. Ap
palied Iiy the prospect of being ut last
brought to account, this corrupt and ruth
less nppiesso-s are attempting to drive the
i people fiom the polls and coinpell a still
iiirthcr submission by arming their fol
lowers aud threatening war if they shall
pronounce against them. Bur there is no
danger. 'The Mire way,' says (Jen. Blair,
with truth, 'to avid all strife is to put the
issue plainly to the country.' That 1ms
been done. Now let the people decide
against these usurpers, and they will not
have a corporal's guard to sustain them.''
Tin* radical merchant* of Ilipon. insult
ingly withdrew their advertising from the
llepi cututatice. because it announced its
prelerence for Seymour. The Democrats,
in return, withdrew their patronage from
the carrow-minded merchants. This has
had a good effect. It has shown the
merchants, that "free speech and frev
thought," not inconsistent with public
rights and interests, must be respected
and that if merchants or traders wish to
be patronized by the laboring democratic
masses, they must be liberal toward those
who may choose to express thoughts con
cerning public affairs, not in line with
their own political prejudices. AVe ven
ture the prediction, that the Representative
will r.ot only bo sustained, but it will long
out-live those who so meanly prosecute it,
Oshkosh Times.
L'eut. (Jov. Ci leas
on telegraphs thaltbtli
houses of the Florid Legislature have
passed tlie act taking from the people the
election of President and Vice President.
The radicals in Washington regard this as
"the s'llest mode." They thereby confess
that the people will not vote for ihe Radi
cal caudidutes, and that tho electors of
Florida are swindled by this act o£ its
I miscegen Legislature. No wonder the
r.ovcrnor asked for more troop?
The un on in favor of sup
porting the Democratic ticket are nppnling
to the Rads. Hero is a gun from A. S.
BLARE, of Elknrt county, Indiahn, whMNtA
tells in a few words what's the matter s
Ihe present exemption of capitnl from
taxation, and the consequent heavy and
iucreased burdens thereby necessarily im
posed upon the farmer, the mechanic, and
the laboring man, and, indeed, the poor
people of tho country, no matter -what
their calling, can but tend to the central
ization of the nation in the hands"of the
few, thus building up monopolies at the
expense of the industrial interests oi the
country, and make the rich richer and the
poor poorer—a policy which, if long con
tinued, must soon build up nn aristocracy
in this country more powerful and exact*
ing than any yet produced in the old
world, while the laboring man will be
forced to become but the abject slave of
the bloated bondholders of the nation.
W e have collected from the hard work
ing people the laboring millions of the
land—since the 1st of July, 1865. the
enormous sum of $l,2i)0,0O0,".i)0, and yet
not one dollar of that sum has been ap
plied. by the party in power, toward the
payment of the public debt. N a ly the
whole of this great sum has been wrung
out of and collected from the toiling poor
men of this country, whiic tho capitalists,
the rich bondholder*. by r«-|,u!,|it.an pol
icy. have been i xeinpted Irom paying any
portion-of the same. 1 ave always been
a Re|.lib can, and helped to elevate that
parly into power but I cannot see any
reason for longer continuing in power a
pertv that CHH adopt and carry out a
financial o.icy so disastrous to the inter
ests of the uborjiti: poor men of ot'.r land,"'
and calculated to involve the country in
bankruptcy and ruin. And when we take
into consideration the fact that nearly one
third of this sum of money, or nearly
$40,000,000, has been paid to the bond
holders, as interest on the capital held, by
them, while they have been exempted
from bearing the burdens of the govern
ment, th« injustice ot such a policy, and
the necessity of hurling from power the
men and the party who favor the same,
is made most apparant.
ITS FEARFL'L COST.—The whiskey drank
in the United Stiites costs, to the drinkers,
in money, over fourteen hundred millions
a year—half the public debt and yet this
is not a thousandth part of the cost of
A two-story tr:iiin' Moiling, time 'oore I 1 w
Scott\(IKIIIII'K kcry store mid n *I knnvtn HP
J. Ki ki rt'x llnrilwurn Son-, will be K)«1 UB rt'iuoua
l)le t«*rni«. It ia in the busiiiMM part of tkc Citv-
Fnr terms cnquiie, on the premises, ol Iho owner.
Mrs. 8. DTMOND.
McOregor, Aug. 12th, 1£68.
CaiMan Hall-One Niilt-Sept. 3
Great Congress of Artists I
Forming the greatest tomliiniuion of aitistix talent
ever kU'nvn in tin- UIIIIHN ot Minlii l.-y
l- IUM i'Ki'.N SKI.KC'TKO l'i:KI OliMEF:3. under
tho |eoi)iiitl supervi*inii of SAM. SMAKl'LKY. tlia
(Trent Wit ion) lliiim.ii.-l, MI:U likN. I'O'l'i ON. the 1.est
tlcli'Tul ]evTorint-r aiul riir&t versiitim Cenieclinu
living- Will be ]m-!-eiiiitl. their iiiiinitaMc l!iirlet|iii
Under tbs Gas-Ligki, and the Strec*
of New York.
1'. A C'LA K!\K,
W. COI WELL, Agents.
tl:»t have en^igetl work of C. II. 4 A-
O. HUNT, thut ib ilue this uiouth ure requested t«
enII at their offlco within the next two wevka ua tUey
will not be in their office for three months.
C. II. & A. O.
Threshng Machine 111
J. S. UPTON & CO.,
At Battle Creek, Michigaa.
Thin ichine li.vs acquired an envlubl reputation
w bel e\ el 11 1ms been i.the Uiosl guctcebfuk
ei -uiuciil i.ini ]roiiii,i it Jh. Lu.i 1*1 11 ili furiiitr uudt
Wo claim it laMijierior over othf-jn.ic Simplicity,.
Excellence ol coiisii uctiou, Jtete U Diu.t, Quui ilv u£
Fiuiah and Uurai iii.}.
The lumber us- «i la "•JiutM np" a jrear or more, oi
U th«u cm up and th'roughly kiiu dried.
Lake Bnpeii.r aud Scotch Pic Iron, the beat la tk»
worl.i, are used altogether lor our(cugtiugi.
Tho ninmifiictnr.
1V I1I|
ilev.ite ilieii w
the best mediani. a,
le lime iiu ntlti.iioii to the m..
tactui'e ol Swccphtokeg—tacli )uit ol ll.i. woiHn*
unilei the personal supervision ol tonic ui luler ol
the Him ami thejr are iletermiiied that no iljltiled
material shall go into any Machine.
Willi its extra largo Mill aud Shoo, th* Micfciea*
Sweepstakes i* enabled to
ull the grain a cot of hands ran poMibly pet to it
anl it can be "crowded" with lean loss than any other
Machine ever uiauulactured.
They li»ve fpared neither time or expense to bring
o i i a n S w i i a k i i o i i i i i i u i w e
now claim that it the moM pel iect 'Jbiehli.i Ma
chine in the wfMMtftiHttyeMO iupioMi ft* the
•on of 1868.
Tripple Oear Borse Power 111
For our 'I'ripplc Oear Horse Power we have only t.
say, that i tii-conceded |.y ull who have iittU it.
•r N*en it u«ed. to be the he.t and only really flit
rate li ie I'ow er inaile hardly ever pelting out ot
order, and not ijuit itii it ijiitirter ol the rpairs of
any other power ever manufactured.
The i'lireshini M-tchiuo being tho most (important
and expeiiHive implement iu by the farmer, i-li- old
receive critical examination to iiiMirc the perch ecr
tli.it lie is netting a tiiM-iate Mucbinc in ever) le
spect and un w e claim to make the 'J hi• i-hil£
Machine in tho murkct. wn wniil i advike t'll thinking
ol buyiiij one to call on r.n or our A gout and exam
ine the "Michigan Sweetifctakes" Lcltie pun.buso.ir
To be made of first-rate material, und In a workman
like manner nnd when properly managed, to thn-ih
more itroin and do it better ibmi itny other machine
they may juie in «oinpetition with.
We can fiiniUh either (Jeared or Belted Machine*,
but we rnitgiiler the Henrcd Machine as far mperior
as it Is quick*r net. runs easier, and is liable to be af
lee'ed by w ind or rain.
We shall It.(j always on hand a Inrpe stock of re
paint in the hands of our atrvuts. thereby caving our
customers (in cust\of accident) a great deal of expense
and delay.
Call on or address,
General Northwestern
McGregor# Zowa.
S. B. BAiLfcY.
A V E A S O O N 1 1 A N 1
With all other kinds of Agricultural Implement! ia
me, of the best manufacture.
At our New Stand, Main Street
8. B. MALONE & CO,

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