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It. H. HARRIS, Publisher.
Speaker Hwulerscm of the house or
representatives, in summer trip to
Scotland, st«»pj»eil at the ritv of Alu-r
ileen to visit the uv^hhoiinK parish oi
Old Deer, his native phut.*, whuh ho
left as a ehikl In lMtl. To a I.oiuluu in
terviewer he saitl: "J remember ut-U
the uKl kirk and the stilf I ns»*d t*»
swing on. Well, it is all t-hanKVil. Tin:
old kirk has a hiy upola on it and thy
swing stile has g»m\ The t'a-. of th•
whole dis11 H'I lias altered. I didn't ee
a soul kiu-w or ronu'tiibcivd, though
some of the old people said they could
retail when mv folks !i\ed there. How
ever, I had a good time. I was treated
with every courtesy and kindness, herd
*. Provost KJoniinpr .saw our party off ul
the depot. 1 was horn in a Uaye on
the hanks of the I'yio. and since was
years old never had an opportunity
of visiting the seer.es «»f iny vnuth.^'
The l.iwrpooT 1'ost is responsible fop
the following: "Miss Kate M. ilurdon
of New Orleans is probably the only
person In the United States .who ever
'ted legitimately several hundred
times in one d.i\ It was on the occa
sion of spe.-ia! election in New Or
leans to levy a tax Tor improved sewer
age. .Miss C«ordon was president of the
Woman's Sewerage and Drainage
league of New Orleans. She collected
p."oxit S from i'WO women taxpayers who
wanted better sewers, but were timid
about going to the polls, and spent elec
tion day in driving about and voting
over ami over again in all parts of the
city, as evi-ry proxy vote had t" be cast
in the precinct where the party giving
the proxy lived. The lhisities.s Men
association of Xov »rlcans save Miss
tlordou a medal i'«»r exertions."
Thomas W. Laws- own:'!* of the in
dependence. is something «»f a fatalist.
The toss of a coin has .determined for
.•'him more than on stock transaction.
He believes that whatever befalls after
a man has done- his li-.-st is part'of a
grand scheme of the iota! of human
events. He believes in the god luck of
certain numbers -the ligure or its
•multiple appear in all his affairs. His
ollice is al State str-.et, Uosion. His
telephones at" «&' and ivspeethe
)y. His yacht's lirst sailing test took
•'place on *1 unc o. w-ars a watch
chain consisting of gold beads.
,• Th latest Parisian fashion for the
Jair Sex is not to wear gloves «ut of
.doors except
1 1
•widow of
the evening. This gives
the Parisienne a chance i• shove hei
hands, which ar-* iu-aiiv al.vays pn-tly.
Jt also attords an excuse for wealing
lings on every lirg-r, tliose on the
lirst. and second being valuable old
family trinket* once worn by male an
cestors. me duchess actually wears
the signet which was on the linger of
"her great-great-grandfather. \s hen he
as guillotined.
Mojiro, the ].-nr Irving nf .laptn,
who is now playing with much success
In London, v»as originally a diplomatist
ruttached to the Japanese embassy in
Paris, on reluming to his native coun
try, having m-'aMi:iie b.-come fasci
nated with the Kr"nch theater, he began
applying the bisons he had learned in
vKurope, and now has completely revo
lutionised the stag- in Japan, lie has
..made many Mxce'lent adaptations ul'
J'-uropean ]»iays.
H*nry Uiisholin. ..f Olevelan-1.
graduate of
Schwab, th steel trust man, that edu
-vcation is a bar 11. progress in mauu
1 1
Ke-I gnit
I' »TI
I'ioilf: kimlK nf dis.'ase.'i. 111 111 1!
1^" l..p
/rosy. Us ag.-nry in ili.. spread i.f y.-l
luw fever has be-Mi geiu-rallv n'-eepfed
an 1 la a na, and the NV.v "York hoard
•••of health has formally ad pte.i i],,.
the,,ry that ilio of malarial fovui
nit* carrii"! Ity ih" 111• 'Mfjuito.
Pr. (.o'fir^o \\r. Hi'.'uU'v, a won'thv
i''iiro.l (lfntis-L of Brooklyn, w-iwhcl lo
l'iiy some prop.-rty mljolnim? liis IKUHI
somo rosid.-n. in South Kllioit pho -'.
His iicli:hboi rcfusr-.l to sell ami like
wise refuse' 1 t.j buy his property. Now
has a lartre siRn on the fr.m't of his
Jiouse offering $:.•»( lo anv i-ral .-state
•IK-: Who will Sell tile plae.j
no^roes only." Tie* stffet is one of tin*
most exclusive in l'.ro,.kiyn.
Mrs. II. I'. Van 'S-v"the lirst while
baby born in the nnrthw.-st." !iv,-s in
Minneapolis, aiRl. thoiiKli S_' vears ill
Is Still nieiitaliy orous tin-l'iiiurh iu
:-reste,l tile world's affairs. Tit.
-iauKhter of ,,ne l-Ktilar
Hvr r-ally had lo do .someihSn.r exire
'Tean d-:- llesy.:!,.. the trreat tenor, has
tad i-onsi .lerable success in hor--
ireedintf, which for several .\..ais 'he
...JUS carried on as a "side lh,..
.ute spring- meeting
Democratic Temporary Chairman
Siiert on Paramount Issue
it Recent Campaigns.
lon.il din In Us rat Ion Colo it 1m Tit I IT
:md I runt \lgoroie-lv A?
1 Koform In Mite Tix:i
ticti in-i iirrd Kor,
-Mnint-.s •••|,hc
S« tin cin-niy. was hs :-iicnce on the
"uey pi"Stiou, there b«-in^ al.»solut»-l'
n. reft»rcnce to that issue. A la im
part t'f his sp.M.ch was dc\ot»-«! i» an
attack on republican national policies.
The latter half was tjivcn »»v» to stat»*
ij-sucs. the taxatbtu quesiinu. pai'licu
iitrly as relating to railroads, b^iim
11'- opening he di.s..a.:i^co imperialism
at length, saying
:e a-lndaLswa tinii li:is adoju.M j, with
Th- dei,j,j,-rau.- paity ,ild caiav tin- Iho
Hum ih" MissNslppj p. I h*' I'acith. nifide
Mipn-nie ..-\t-i-y r,„t r« t•
nnturh A It i.i •..•! I,i,-,tin- Ui.i
Ijiande to \laska. from tie Missi-:ip|.j
lo the (luhlcn *lat«- and tint without
Ii ilei the lil'. .tf -\m--!te S0|di'-I
Where it Hunt• the t! it carried the
••onstitntlon and eave lo al! ih c|viH/.,.d
js working in the riv-
'et works own-'d by his millionaire
father in the Ohio city, and earns $1.::,
a day. Young Ohishoim does not make
believe work, but is always on duty at
7 o'clock in the morning, his d'-termin
ation being tu learn rivet making thor
oughly. le does not believe' with
iha.t iidiithited thnt terrilury th-
hv»pe of statrhood in the American .inn
1 jthed th- in wiiii the rights uf Am -ri -a'i
'i'he tieniocrat i- patty has •. a le- pai»y
"Xpausion :u «l i|!Ml policy has gtvn
e«.n!Iiti- tit. it a\e u- a new* s*i: of
••tnpire id dedh at. it to fr in i. 11
-"tve us the territory from which n.,.ns 1-eu
'•arved so j'ej ^tal-s. guarding tie
homes oi a tj.j»y. pruperous p'-uple
ihein «,ur Hiti* for Uu-ir glory the
symbol oi tree it i/.e't'-'aJp, while it gave
lie in the constitution fur thdr safety
ot t:i. iim.siiuito's inis-
.""•hief-inakliig is ext.-iidi:,g. Tiie -y
.iin.s been proniulg.-it.-d at Paris thha't
.the aiiMjilji-Irs sji'ri.'s pf'»]ay ites v:i-
and the
le-:, sh" lirst saw th,.
liKlit at l'ort 'i a wford. Wis.. July ],
]^l:i, and has passed through lnanv
a a a a re of
••:inijitary and pioii'-er life.
'I'he suporliuviidei.t of a. street rail
way company in X..\v York says:
'an son,.' of the peopl,.
,nme anil all of th" people soai.- of tie
time, but we can't seat all of the people
all of the time," and now there is talk
of enforcing an ordinan. limitinK the
number ol passengers j» j- p,,.
seatin«' capacity thereof and inip.,s!n"
u. fine fill both the company and the
]fjssenser when the limit is ex.\e,..edi-d
'audler. ..f (leon»ii j.'is
in .de .Mrs. l^surn Hill Howles'a 'major
.Ken'-ral. I his is l.n... aus* tile ladv, be
ll-!. deeply Inteieste-i in th,. *f"hii-d
/*jeoi^ia le^im- ol the national yuar
.iu lamp a' a
sh: i^i on, In that at
Vmk -so much pains to make his visit
inspection oomt'(,rtahl\ and ncoV
Vtuch pretty speydn-s. thai, the over-
V„'.O U11 3
Warsaw he
staiter] fourteen horses in fort races
winnliii.' thirty of them. "Cash'' Sio-uV
'..the Illustrious "Tod's" brother, rode
.all the horses and won nineteen .-.'.n
f-ecutive taces.
Hiimkin's island. :i,-ar Hull. ,m:iks
.Was given to Harvard college by Sam
:U"I Ward, a friend of old John llar
-Vard, and it cannot l.,e sold outrii !,!.
}t liaes lii.»we\'er, been h-ased lo
p3iurra|?' of Jiosion for \,-ars an.i
c)ie v, ill 1-Uiild a hospital on it and make
it a flee summer home for the crio.,.e„
children uf Huston.
Henry J'. Davenport, Jr., of i'lav
louse, I., has a set of Hlack-
•••?,t"n« v- ll.U, W,aishin«l,jn-8 autograph on
the first blank page of each voiuni
eJ'resumaWy the books were in the li
brary of the first president
hen ]'-lia, a trick elephant A'-a4*
riBtruck by lightnine at Kau ("laire the
other elephants wore greatly distressed
and sought to revive her l,v slappinir
lior with their trunks. One poked ha••
Intoi her mouUl. This is a remarkable
exhibition of helpfulness for anlmalH
Wliich come from a heathen land.
The laws governing the treatment of
labor In England are so (strictly en
forced that employes are given exactly
the stipulated time for meals. A fit-in
In I,ees, I^ancaBhire, which was dls
co\eied cutting the dinner hour short
by a half minute each day was recent
ly fined
cj• trom the ev,.ation of small trust--
t'*» the consolldatiun of trtisis int(» larger
trusts. We have -one from the combina
itit:s millions to hundred'- of miiiions
ol ".ooars. We hive as» 11'b-d a« on a
.boob iadd i* trom the State la id »il octo
pus of. $1ne.e(-,.: i,a. fn,:, the Mianr trust
With It -. uee.t aa, frirn the f. dcral irut
el Mi'-nc o-.t, to the I 'ttited States Mcc|
oi perat Ion if ?1 Ji'i^ecM,!,.^
'I'lv.' conditions |,e slated briejlv
ruin- in.-ii ....inr..| Ili.-Iti oil. •Ihlr.l'ur
^:i.l,1'al en.rag"il iu bns'iiic^s tie
.ni.t^d States. Tic who!- comm- r.*i.»l, in
t'l^ii'jal and liuatiial op--ratioi: nf ii
'unntry are canied on with a caojtal ,.f
I:-.-' than .\b-igan. lioekefe!
l.r and company, through ih.'-ir various
«i"i i'urations. control s.-wi: and one.half
hbdur.s of je-tual capital.
Trusts^atv dtmuer-mv from their p.,wcr
to oo Injury ami their l.nowii proclivlsies
ai ex- r« isinf, hat pow ej-.
I think li has been c« mrui-'trated that
1 tr 1 ws are inadej u.«jc or that states
"*i unwilling in use their p-.wei- to dc
sitny tie- harmfui feature of ji'u.-! and
'•uiabincs. ,.r.
Trant Itrguluf.cn.
••orj.ur.i\ i.e.- pt to d.V .-i i-i
t'.i.-ta!- buin«-ss should lie urnaui/.ed or
a- ns.-d under proper laws passed bv out
gie},': ujd no «'orporatinn hould j,^ ,j_
]o*,vt lo do busite-s otpsi..e of the ta 1
"l bs organization without a !i*en«e froin
'.be f-.h-rai government. The,,
aii. spec la j.rivilegeh' not cnioved bv p.,-*
ib'- comjietitors.
Then the application of laws orcej,{jM,
a is in a a
1 1
nU's't: sijTniiicrmt
with the "ke\
dcmocratic t- !n-
•Va-.t in. r:nectiu!i
sp.-e-'li iif the
pc.rnrv chairman. \l
M. Sliaron. of
h:. n.»at Oils Urlail, in«-
'he W.if OrU »t lMU'"p-, l! (Ji'lli-
:K vvr.a.
O'rntciy mr iitn\
ce.e'ili-.ulua i- i.i in una altiiou^.'i
I -coj »h» iia\e a coast li lit ion pin
jiiiiif.*, f'»r a en: lai'.ma gi"»v.-' iini- nt.
''.'iiiv- the uu.-L 11. !I.JVJI' hack «-t th.*
aii:ui.i rai ion, woistc.l te.'t tani it wiln
a:-:ii»val uiHil tl wa- a .or:
'I thai eonstitiitio mat ail concessions
•ia«l li a iicJiiKrs widen ad i« tre.'ca
-via* rit'an ca|.italists in i.i.a. vvciai i. c,.r
I'C taken from 1 le in..
Thc lilcny a h.| tt ieaciMb\M.?^i v!id !f
l.evrnmcm of a {•••'opje n!. ii'P'ilVd nl..,et
!iK-' a shunl.co.-K i'» it Is I ho .i.maads
'I tin- lavured l"\'. wiio
S»-.-K I«
i' .tcn tic
-51 asp «'t lic«'iiscit 'Uiowo.puly np')a tia*
THE C.ii-.'S
In Ii 1° Philippic. itinini\. ih. admit, is
'.:.Mun has no! aik-w ctl i!ic (,, ,,i
dulKc th«- hop* even il c\c. i'hijinlii4 th-
rht iu govern t/..-n ^-Iv.-s. M« l\iui. v.
absohiti- c« ntrol ih--t.- -.- vio
fVt-ry 1 fa t: t»11 .'f' uar hisioiv. every
»i t' p!
t.* uf the 1 ccla »n cf imicpen
ienc-., lite Vcr\ h-ttel aU'l spji-il -J I I'!
1^ i, not a quev-in,), .if :cpaasion It is
l.ul a «|I|.-M!n|| «.,r the !la.^r of a uirhig
tclnttllv liey,Jui il He.tS, c\'»Ml. I" is a
ipiesti«»n uf t'overnia'. ni. ights.
aic toid iha( tal.- unpeiialis'u i- lea
niUei'.-nt from the action -f thv dcnio
ciiiti.- party iii Iii• actpjisi!iun .if I.c,ui
l^na. »i P'lv.i bI:i. t.f ('allt'tii nia and New
,de.\lcM. I he is ie.tli\ c.o analog\. r.'c
ii.-inucratic parly ihi-nigh mv .'t !. ad
aiquircil eonliguons icnitorv. Th'".
li Uirou^l, war ..f cun-p.:--.-?. They iiid
ten hold it as crown et.iionl.-s
'I'he democratic par-., can have no police
with r-.-Kaid to this acquired teirborv
'•ept to apply tin- principles d-ained b'v tie
I -dafation of itnl-i-en«lenee and i!,e -un
-1 it ui Ion of the 'nli e.] states. We have
Phllij iiies. thhiK, unjtistiy and un
wisely. We have spent i(|.|.iHi*i i,, carry
out the president's un-American Idea of
'i na the sov.-reh ni ..f the Ctdte.i
states on these ls!an«is. They have been
.-an-Mite by th-- b! ,,f thousands of
American citizens. »ur tiar iloais there
'I'h'' democratic party viU |. tl,,. f'p,K
v:- \e where It *n 1::ht to wave and tie-.
v.'iil carry to th.. 'hilhioines not onlv tlie
const it nt Inn but tie will cart'- th-iv the
ver living principles of the I
ot liiden. jiii,-nee. or tic- ordinance
ritai h-lp the !'iliji{n(s iurm a government
Si.:- ), as tine.- afe able. (Jjv.- th'-tn th"
Mght SllM Ve lr:V-- r-x.-t: t.. the ct\-Pi-/..,}
I cuple In all 1 lie territory that we have
v--r acquired, the i!i.ht in ijberu. cn
r-o-.-rnni'-nt. Aid an.I assist th«-ta in »s
ib'dsliing a government f.,r thein-*-lvev
and by litems- i\e.
I ia crown cilorii"-. in the j* ,•
gioat monopolies .,t h.-nv--this is the
vlinble a n. program.
IU ^alr of I'rotce tlnn.
lo it the republican parte has
I in Up lavored ind'tstrit* at the xpense
.-.J t-ur people. Tii. result i* the rapid
!icii and ta.xatiosi v.ould make Mj)oia
ti.ins, consolidated corporati»ns aa-| iiu
i.ln-'-H powerful ag-ncies for the vel./i
ntcnt:of ile* industries and the connie
oar country and U|jhui!d--rs of th.* true
i:a- t'ests of labor instead i.int hicli
v. ay
men who^e so!-- object
aeia'scl\-es by the r..dd»ery of the p.-opj.
We may protest again'-i ih.- .-p,\iai
T- i\ncg.-s of uatio«:a! banks, but oetside
or the.-e .f- atnr. w«- must hei? at tie
!"W.- governing tin ir orgaai/.ati-.a'
e-tro! are the perfect^,,
I would not^nly abolish import duii.s
O'i Jdl trust products, but I would wipe
uut I'roiecta principle in everv re
el uc law.
The democratic parlv has opposed froia
tlie begpatiing: ti prol?ctitariff as cla-H
{•:gislati«in. They saw in it a license to
buhd up iant niont^ioiies and create mil
lapiality of taxation necessarily involve
the prartical objects of taxation.
VIVl,/-V.rsi,""r.:.'.r« '.I'0 n^vi:,li^.\r1..rB
."M'Wuif IWJI
Rovernment bciievt In it and utilizes It
ami why should lad ihc I'tdU-d States, .•
land that has created ami protects tho
mot mlllionairt:s «f an ami furos
J'traggie for thr-ir br.-ad the m^st lahoier.-
1 favor. iov, the ele, lion *»f I'niud
[States senators by the eople. Not oj.'y
I that thoy may r«'ptecc.t the peupi.-,
that the scandals nrd disgrace of
I lions by the state bgislauuvs may be
a\ aided.
If congress persists in refusing to sub
ndt ?teeessary amendment i« the e-onsti
»ut Ma of the I'nited States then it is th
duty of the states to call a e-..m\«-nt ion foj
that purpose ami revi the- c«»:ist it utiois
by adding to It the j-uiuts neci-ssarv to
ei ablt! congress to conirol the trtr^-ls, de
stinv nioi)(ij).il\. provide for the 'It-clloa
of I'tiiied States senators by the opl»
and provide for an income lax on nns
r.a-1, corporations safneient in llities of
.peace to pay the grt rit.r pan of all the
t.xjif-a^es «.»f the natl'iia! governnunt.
St :\lc ISRUCH.
a deiniK-ralic icgjs'ators hav.- shown
lo the people of Iowa the wrong doings of
the state officials and the attorney gen
eial of the stale has found the duties of
his 'dTa more onervus each year on ac
ount of tlie peculation ef state officials.
"i'he republican party for years tn the
fae,. of prou-sts of dvima-rals, tn the- fact
of the reports of investigalitig committees
-•aKainst th.- demands of h. iu-st follow
ers id* their party, have refused lo abolish
the office of Mate printer and binder.
They have allowed the p« ople throtigh
these off'ae-s t« h/- ndjbeil to the exte'til
uf thousands of doil.trs .umnally In order
that the off'ces might be given as reward
lor party service. They have kept up the
exorbitant prices paid for work in these
offlc.s with the guaranty that tin- same
work could he done at from 2f» to .V per
cent less by contract. Recent develop
ments have shown that even these prices
were not large enough to satisfy the ra
pa« ity of republican officials, and lha late
printer Is accused of charging ovar
in excess of already excessive rales.
Noi withstanding the Increased assessed
valuation «f private property in the state
the state levy has been constantly raised
Sir.c the days when Horace .Moles was
able tft place the affairs of the state upon
a business oasis and to reduce th-* state
•cvv to 2 mills on the dollar, and rtiil was
aide to leave at tic end id' his term a sur
plus of over Jint.oa th.--state treasairv.
The republican parly boasts much be
cause th.y have paid off the ,'lelicit under
the Jackson and Ihake administrations,
and now have a million dollar surplus.
They point to It with pride as evidence uf
pubiican prosp rlt\ ami wise adminis
tration of stale affairs. They do not ad
vertise tie- fact that the state levy has
been raised. That while tie- aal ceipls
of tli,- state treasujA for the four years
endinu June :». were thv
i-.eipts ft,j- the four years ending June
I!oi, were ?lu,( s7.:o7.i(r,. an Increase of
o\a ,f»- per cent In ej^ht y. ars. We a re
t"!d the state has grown, of course li
has. but our increase in population has
been only Hi.7 per e« nt for ten years.
Besides the administration has had a)
'.antagi during I past three years ul
he board of control of slate Insl'iluI\-as.
whb tiie democrats of the state obliged
them t*. esiab.ish a ml ihit htssave,! tak
it:: Into consideration tin- number of ln
niuies. and the high price of supplns
thousands of dollar.- annually lo th tas
payers of the stale while giving greater
efficiency and better management of the
public Institutions of the state, li is easy
i: hav- an overflowing tre.asurv. a tnag
iiilicuti surplus-if the taxpayers of the
stab- allow themselves lo be roljb- to
keep up the extravagance and glcl.v .-f
The Mulct I.itw.
Tie- mulct I iw ir- auoih»r videncc
pub I lean h.vpoct is\ I »ef -a vd as the
1 atly of prohlbniosl in 1v{i ami l^ld. it
a cid.d t« take a "sh backward" and
dc:- rt its position. Th-- democrath- party
«i'V- fed and still offers f.-r republican
Stat --wide ineffective prohibltiioi.il liceas-.
law that would pro-luce a large revenue
and leave it. to the cit.h-s. towns and vil
lains of th state to determine their posi
tion regard to he traflic in intoxicat
ing lliptors. They prop, ,-ed a system for
tie- control of the traffic that objection
b!e parties might b. kepi out of tin- lu:.-
ii ess and the whole traffic be saf.-guard 1
that while It became a legitimate occu
pation and Industry its abuse- by Irre-
guv- i-uneui
-gula Apply th. rul.-s governing tln-u.
•o) i»l« !.-tate cnrpuratiui^. Allow taj stuck
to be i.-Hued unless it lepn senis actual
pa t)j» capital or prop--n p'tr«-hascM at
leal value.
i-hifoj publicity i.y at h-»st animal re
ports o| ps operation, th amount of tea
riel boiigV, its .•(.!t. |n.\v much mahu
.'.tiureii, wagc.x paid to employes, ai-tual
of productiia:, amount of product
dd and \vh»n, pri obtaiiusl, the ,-os:
tr .jai,urtati'i:» acuiallv paid, intercut
I aid and dividends dc« laie or earned
l.et tln-se be published a,» rep«,rts\:'
:. .:ionaJ bmks are published, as the i,-l
'I'ls uf railroads are pubiis hed: tinni
-ngress will know ..t.d stockh- Ideis will
Know how tlie aftalrs of tie* corporation
arc managed, whether the wages paid are
oniiorm and ad"«juale, whether i». be al
io w.-i discriminating ates i»y railroads
i.etiser its selling price l.e uniform or
whether one priec is i-liargcd in on,- com
munity in order to destr- ompetitiou
aa«l a larger on«: in another to mak im
tor the loss.
parties mii be provided
Tic* republicans in ord to ln.-M within
its ranks th lib- rals and the prohibit h-u
ists evolved from .li lugciihuis and fertile
Imaglnati»»n ihe hybrid monster of a
mulct law lhior.gh whh I hey were c„
ahl'-i| io promise the prohibitionists pro
hibition and the liberals th- manufact r.«
and sale and the saloonkeeper a license
violate a law of the state paving a
jnulct tax.
Kijant Taxation.
•The ileinuirat- p.uiy demands jh's(-a:e
alfalrs «pialit.v of ta:» .!toii fo|- its citlx.ei
that th orporat iot of the slab- bear
e«p!al btitilens with otiicr taxpayers. Tin.-'.
«|.» rot believe that eorpoi al iu:i Iuflm-ae'(.
should be sir. tig enough to oblige the
slate to lower tile ass« ssm or il'iii
ha as a
of indiviilual ropers Is larpeiv j-..
The valuation of individual proper! ,.f
t: estate has steadily liiereas-d dnrlag th"
p.ts', ten years. *1 he railway assessnicnt
has deereas from in'b:d i.» ^'..td
per tube In 1'iea taxab!-- vaba-. while the
earnings liave im-rcased from .tl.r.L'J per
mile in PM to iu v. Th- re can be
I" excuse I this except the favor of
lh" eNi-cutiv- cuimi il harg«-d with th
assessment t»t' corpora pi'opi. rt v.
ftiiUroud AsHOHMTuen n.
Tlie id« .. ol the of Iowa .s t!:at
al properly for purposes of taxation shall
be vain-, al its fan* market value Yovr
|.i..|,.rty Is y„ v.ilito.t. If 'i.i:r farm l.e
14 iL .1 Inr yi.ur i.iullj in
it !.-• v.-urih .-|- if you
Xn\it. Uwa\-
ui, ,. t,, j[
I'l S1"."'| stilij. 1 In 1 !l(. ii],,ni ,K,.
li5'' 'Inly 11"-
11 ml.-i- ih,.
1 1 a valiiatlna ni S-.ti.t-a ,:)i it. if
I I.I-|"iralinn
1 the honofU of t.hf proteid
I believe in the jusihe ami Hie democ
racy of an income las. Kvcry Mui'op an
I- nvirl^an.-.l m- I
l.,r JL'n..ni'.a iiis.I lis hi, |,r,..
my I" tin- 'li' M.-ri Is u-.i-ii
••.'l"i".i'.,l II is I 111- .Inn- ,,f lh,.
1" I" vah.il- il I'm- 1 a Na! I. »n al S711.ini....
Italll-i.a.l law a-:s uiili |...JIt1 tiillii.'in
C[:rhl liul
1)1- aIJ!I-
in.luct. [h ,x cp-
l:vi- ...uiii-il 1,. -a.v II:-- valui: Is .m.-lia
V1 11
I'l-iii "I' I hat sain. Th-- si.ui.
--1 I" i.-l. .urai-h, i.-h-.ih-t.K- ,,'iu
Xl.n-ss .1111 1 tni.. -li-.-.-v railway nun
panics and every oilier corporation having
valuable ra neiii... atal earning eapa-.iu.
I should be ass sscu on the scllin"
valne of their stuck. It tile !.l\ |.-J
the ordy jmi ami c.juitabN- na-tho«i of
sessnient and lie courts uphold it.
I In- supreme oun of Michigan rcc-Mlv
he-id that th 1 roji Sir-et liaiuvav ccii
1'any was properly as.-essvd f.-r hk:.j
over and .ib. vc the value «.f its ta giblu
properl as represt nted bv iis ir,o-k tie
ami rails ami cars and .- :.uioi s.
Tlie supreme court of 1 dilo' has held
that an .vpn ss company oiigh* to he as
?-sse»I 1 or soon thing more than the hole
and v.agen and idt.ee furniture wiiit
i... a I ins basuu in any b-calit v. hs
right t,» do busim in uiifen ni stai
l_ lax lie- p,-..p|e |or* p.-rJ oi-ming a pub
ic- service. ,s v, oi?} al uhaicvi-r its ear
ing -ipacity fix, the valti.- of its charter.
»t iln- slat«.- is not abje i,, ^rt .tj j»,r
pr«i[»er proportion ol the prioiertv »if a
reib-i-ad. rxpr.ss company, je'l,.graph ««r
sicepitig car ••o:nptin\ »!tdng Int. rstati
busim ss, let onie commission or hstnau
of the ft a I g'lVerntneni be charred
with ihc duty id' pulling a fair vaJmu'
•si 1 he entire propeitv of su-h enroora-
n-ns and then apportion it .justly among
th^ slates for iotal taxation.
I In* people oj the state, their rights and
»,ieir Jut--rests have not b.-ej, la'.eii Into
account, a p..? no word has escaped Mr
emmin.'- bet ore oi since he won his
Jlghf that he would f,4v«»r e.jtialiiy of t.ix
ation I )e Vi'i'i the railroads whose attcr
ney h»? i^ an I thus:- w.hose attorta he 1,,
iHit ami the property of the farmers and
factories and lot owners of the state.
Work for Oemocriits.
•-..-Vajuality of taxation, the placing of cor
norations on an e-puility with oth« sub
.reels of the stale, the cnactm-nt a
good license law, i,.. abolition o*' the o!
h.-es of state printer and stall* binder. l!a
J'l'ev i'ntiou d* th«j use of stale oflie-
J.eve that th*- wealth of this countrv
thotiUl be made to pay its just proportion
ol he hardens of cit i/.enshlo-lu
personal i-ampa.lgn puij.os.-s. avoiding the
s( amlals brulight uiiuii tin* state by dis
honest public officials can be ai o'npV.sK--d
by the democratic parly alone. They alone
can settle these questions ami settle ihem
riglit. in every great reform, suite or
national, the republican partv has trailed
behind the democratic party. They have
camped this year in the vailev where the
democrats camped Inst vcar before mov
lug to higher ground. To court th.
bivey.es of popular favor they have taken
up democratic reforms. They have taken
up the state board of control proposition
as they took up a half way tneiisur.
against republican prohibition lle-v aru
bring about tariff reform.
The democratic party in Iowa dcclar is
war on vested intere.sts ami I'-yiilm.p
rights and legitimate operation of
roads or any other corporation. They
licve iu their Just and fair treatment, but
they emphatically demand that everv in
lerest. whether corporate or natural, shed
bear equal liabilities, equal burden* and
enjoy equal rights with the oilier. 'y .e
demand that the least Influential itiytM
of tiie slat* shail enjoy
ui till! liiul-, i.Juui ..)! fji'i.or.di.jii tlie grtut-
Defeated in Resolutions Committee
They Carry Contest to Floor
of Convention.
The Convention Rejects Majority
Report by a Vote cf 661
to 558.
OLtutuWA MAn .oiulnar«(! for Governor—
I). K. Ferguson, of Logan, for Lieu
tcimut (Governor, nml .lolin
bhortly for supreme «)uige.
l-'or (invert or Tlh MAS J. IM'1,1.11
nf Ottuniwa.
I'-or Idi'utenant t»o.'crnor—IJ. 1*]. I^I-.'K
ll'St iX. of Lorain
i-'or .Iml^e of Supremo t'onrt-JCI 1X
SIlnKTI.KY of Perry.
l-'or .Superintendent of Public Instrii*.*
ti«»n \VM. U. JullXSDX of Carroll.
Kor Kailroad ('ommissioner--A. C.
HKICI-: of lledford.
I es Moines, fa., Au:jr. L'l'.—Tlie silver
wintf nf ihe Iowa democrats snatched
victory from defeat in Wednesday's'
convention, the platform adopted reaf-j
lirmiiitf the Kansas I'lty dedaration of
IlMiu, though dechirin^' that tl pres
a a a
tate issie-s, iu tlie district caucuses
•ind the committee on resolutions the 1
copservat ve element was victorious.
J. S. .Murphy of the Third bein^ beat-j
cn for the first time in years, and \alo
Sells suffered defeat in the Fifth. The
resolutions committc/s report ignored
silv.-r entirely, but the minority!
a a a a
firming' the Kansas t'ity ilcclaration,
iii'-ii th by
Vote »f iiil lo
.Mr. ''Ie\ -land, a ohl democrat, who
id not attended a democratic state
•oiivejition since lsiMj, read the major
Uy rejmrt of the committee. It dwelt
upon state issues alone and made not:
e.«en the slightest mention cf silver or:
'he national platform.
It was signed by H. i. Cleveland. \V_
l»- Kly. K. iierri.-k, H. Mishnp, M.
Ibii immediately Walt II. Mutler!
ainc lorvvjud with another report, a'
m-'iority report, tlh4 preamble to the'
platform finally adopted. The report
v. as Identical with the majority re-j
P"rt, excepting the preamble, which!
is as follows
"W e. the ilemocruts of Jowa, in con-j
ventioii assembleJ, hereby reaffirm the
principles of t!
democratic national
pint form adopted at Kansas CMty July
Ifin, and. without surrendering* our
convictions or abating our loyalty to
«nir mitlonal ladicb-s, we believe this
campaign to be partUuhirly one that
should be confined to state issues,"
This was signed j.y Claude Porter,
Walt H. 1 hitler ami John J. Seeriey.
1 hen bedlam broke loose the silver
men leaped to their feet, veiled and
danced in ecstasies of delight,
Mutler Presents Minority Hrport.
W hen quiet was partly restored Walt
hitler explained thai the minority re
port recommended that this preamble
he prefixed to the majority report and
that the minority report then be adopt
ed as a .substitute for tiie majoritv re-
1». W Hamilton of ^l^ourney pre
sented a second minority report, signed
by himself. \v. M. Highee and John L.
J'iivvi»rs. as follows
"Wc, ihe d-'inocrats of Iowa, in con
vention assembled, make the following
declaration of principles:
"AN hold that In this campaign state
.sstics aiv paramount, and, while not
ivtractintf or repudiating? any past dec
larations of I he democratic party, we
deem 11 our duty at this time, waiving-1
questions of national politics, to ad
dress ourseivos io the redemption of
Jowa front republican misrule."
in ail other respects it was the same
as the majority report.
Mr. Hamilton moved that his report'
be substituted for the lirst minority re
port, but was ruled out of order on
omuls taken Walt II. Hutler that
a substitute for a substitute was con
trary to parliamentary law.
Mlver Furrow Win.
I-.-i'.H-O ihr :UIU-S1!VI'|- men had tline
li'*i- tii'-'iiiselvcH fur i-oncertud
I I-': 111 n- ti I Hi- .- (k'tVns.. ol' tlio innjority
i-'.-l)ui-l c-lt:i iriiuiM ttrdmonil
umsilon on Uu- ailupUcm of the substi-
111 ilI
lL ari l(
'--v vote of 661 3-3
li :i.iS Afjai il,.-re .-re cU*iiion
strati.niK by iln- silver iiii-n tli«y shoul
t".l Willi joy I hey ji-.'ivcl In U..-ri.skm at
llir koI'I nir-n llu-y Uirow liats into th*.'
ail ami ran lic-iv ami thi'.'-c about the
Uuii-kly .lud^e .M. J. Wiulo fttoui^ht to
J. Phillips, with such a bunch of Glow
ing adjectives as to his honesty, integ
rity. sturdinoss and other good quali
ties that a fellow yelled out from a
rear delegation: "Say, Is he a demo
erul.' to the amusement of the conven
Ill the loll call which followed Sena
tor hull, ato Sells, J. II. Redmond and
J. If. A\ eaver also received scattering
1 he roll call consumed an hour and a
halt it wits interrupted and interfered
with again and again and ul its close
came a repeated changing of votes:
some counties switching back and forth
several times. It was finally closed and
Mlger :,«2
Phillips -,26
itediiiond 20
Weaver 1:1
Hall io
I here being no choice a second ballot
was taken, which resulted:
Phillips nflfi1,"
tiger !ii89%
A motion to make the nomination
unanimous was defeated by a loud pro
For lietiten.-inl governor, I!. E. Fergu
son Wi.s named and so were f'ato Sells,
li. 1. O.enung of Council Bluffs and
ol..U I. Ilavls of Sidney, but the lat
ter three names were positively with
After a lot of foolish maneuvering by
few who wanted a roll call with only
one real candidate In the field. Fergu
son was named by acclamation.
For superintendent of public schools,
S. D. W nitlng of Iowa ("ity, \V. I").
Johnson ol Carroll and A. 10. Steese
were nominated. The vote resulted:
Johnson, »24 i-2: Whiting. 323 1-2:
Pteese. 84, Johnson was declared
John Shortley of i'err.v was declared
the nominee for supreme judge by ac
A. Mine of Bedford, candidate for
railroad commissioner, was also with
out opposition and was named by ao
la-na I ion.
With the nominations out of the way
the convention adjourned at 7 o'clock
in disorder, with only a hundred or sr/
delegates left in the hall.
Ilrtuf Skc c!itn of tlie Moil on th
lies Moines, hi.. Aug. 23.—Thomas J.
Phillips is a genuine self-made man.
His schooling has been limited except
In the rough and tumble world, where
his Integrity, Ills aggressiveness. Ills
good business intelligence, have raised
him from a mine boy to the general
nnu.agement of the White Breast
mines at Ottuniwa, one of the largest
mining enterprises in the state and
In the west.
Mr. Phillips is a Welshman, but lie
came to tills country about fifty years
ago while a lad of 10 or II years. His
parents located near Ottuniwa and he
was soon put at work in the mines,
lii :-1 as a mine boy, then at this ami
then at that, ills industry was un
usual and he rose through all the ranks
of the service until he was made &u
perltitendent. He has the affection of
Ills workmen and be sympathizes with
them in the field of labor. 1-le was
mayor of Ottuniwa for four years. Ills
term ending last spring, lie also served
as alderman before that time.
.John J. Shortley. nominee for su
preme judge, is a successful lawyer at
Perry," although he is not very widely
known throughout the state. He gained
some prominence at the time of the
big Coon Kapids wreck on the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul by prosecutii
the cases of the passengers who were
li. Jackson ami \V. M. Ili^bee. I
The convention- hardly breathed
when ih»» last vvoi'is had been read,
and then tlie yold men burnt out in:
*vild applause that swept the hail.
William U. Johnson, nominee for
state superintendent of schools, has
recently served as principal of the
schools at Carroll, la.
A. C. Urtce, of Bedford, candidate for
railroad commissioner, was consul at
Matanzas at the time of the Spanish
American war.
Reaffirmation of Kansas City riatrorm
tliu Trluctpal I'lauk
Des Moines, la., Aug. 22.—The plat
form adopted by the convention is as
"W'e, the democrats of Iowa, in con
vention assembled, hereby reaffirm the
principles of the democratic national
platform adopted at Kansas City July
5. liiOO. and without surrendering our
convictions or abating our loyally to
our national policies, we believe this
campaign to be particularly one that
should be confined to state issues.
"Resolved. That the fundamental
principles of democracy. "ec|ual right:
to all and special privileges to none,
applies in full force to the subject of
taxation. The democratic party be
llovc-R that the burdens cf -.axatlon
should be borne equally by all taxable
property, subject to the jurisdiction of
the state.
"W'e pledge our members of the leg
isiatrue to formulate and urge the
adoption of such a law as will compel
the burdens of taxation to rest on cor
porate and individual property alike,
without favor or exemption of any in
"We demand economy in the admin
istration of state affairs: the repeal of
the mulct la-.v: the enactment of a lo
cal option law: the abolition of the of
fices of state printer and state binder,
and the contracting for supplies for the
state with the lowest responsible bid
"We cordially invite till honest men of
the state to unite with us in securing
the enactment of these principles into
-!i.\H soim-thitiK for the sotind money
(action by moving- to amend the substl
tulid report by adopting in place
th.- preamble of the minority report the
t.juick plank on the Kansas City plut
.iiii, a mild reaHirination. He was
greeted with cries of "(Jet out." "Sit
down." and then the chair said the
amendment could not be entertained,
t.mickiy some one arose with a motion
to proceed to nominate a state ticket,
which was put and ciirried against a
1. opposition.
Then came a parliamentary tangle in
which it was insisted by the gold men
t'c.'t the platform had not been adopt
ed. because the minority report hail
mer. ly been substituted for the major
ity report, and then not adopted ar
The chair would not listen to
Hie K'lild men. although he had been
named by them because iie wus .sup
pose,! to be friendly, ami they subsided
:imi-i protests. Cuto Sells appeared on
the platform then with a resolution
that he wanted to present on railroad
taxation, but he was also squelched and
ii loll call for governor was ordered.
Tiio Nominations.
There were but two formal nomina
tions. JudR-e Caldwell naming II. J.
Stiger, and John \V. Lewis naming T.
Plirre and His Peer.
New York Times: Heavy bettor as he
was, Pierre l.orillard once met his match
when lie ran up against gray-bearded
James Kelly, who Introduced book
making into tills country. It was nearly
a generation age. and at Jerome Park.
Kelly was laying 2'i lo 1 against one of
l.i rillard's horses In a big stake event.
same rights
as tlie tfieatest, and the poorest inhale",
taut of Inwa shall have ihc sainu itght
antl protection of iust nnd eip:ui laws a-
tiio ifreate«t cor^oratioii,
went to .Mr. l.orillard, seated
on a coach on the club house lawn.
"I ll Just take a little conceit out of
that sawed-off Irishman." said Loriliard
to Wright Sunford, Newbold Morris. John
Hunter and a few other congenial spirits.
Tliey started for the ring together.
"IM1 lav $1U,(K'0 on my horse at that price
Kelly, Raid Mr. Loriliard In hi$ iiriiiteljr
W alerloo Is having an epidemic of
luaac Bushnell has confessed to steal
ing horses at Mason City.
liewitt J. Richardson, sheriff of Iowa
county, died the 17th Inst, at 2 p. in. He
had been a sufferer from heart trouble
for the past six months.
hit a 1 uiM. I)„ tho 1 form But-i
I--!*. Walsh. Wravi-r aiui othor wheel
r.or -vs of tlif 11! to l.-rs could not re
strain themselves and they shook hands'
i.d ItUb'Kfd each otli"r. The deleBat^s
the gold district camps looked tin
d- led ami in more than one heart I
i. ti- rompin^s to bolt.
J. N. Brogden, one of the oldest set
tlers of Crawford county, died sudden
ly at his home in Uenisou yesterday of
heart failure. II. was quite wealthy
ami leaves four sons and two daugh
ters living in the county.
The Southern iowa Prospecting com
pany. which has been prospecting for
coal iri Cerro (lordo county for the past
two months, has brought In a- report
that it found in Falls township, at a
depth of 1GU feet. seven-foot vein, and
the mine will be opened up right away.
Brooklyn Fagle: First Cyclist Vat
Coney)—See those yachtsmen pumping
their yacht.
Second Cyclist—Yes: she must have a
bad puncture. 1 heard an old sailor
say, "There she goes on another tack!"
Another Echo of ttie tSeusl.le.
Cleveland Plain Denier: "I never
saw a girl so rnad in all my life as
.Myrtle Bigler was last night."
"What was the trouble?"
"Why, she had on that lovely new
bathing suit that she lias specially
laundered, you know, and was walking
on the pier, when she made a misstep
—and fell.in."
"W as tlie water deep?"
"Deep enough."
"Deep enough for what'.'"
"Why, to ruin her suit forevpr."
fashion, expecting lo see Kcllv wilt and
refuse to take the wager.
"Certainly, Mr. Loriliard." Then turn
ing to his sheet writer. Kelly said:
against $10,000, Pierre Loriliard." Quickly
lie turned to the tobacco magnate with a
polite, "Much obliged to you, Mr. Loril
iard, very much obliged: would vou or
yejur friends care to bet another $10,000 at
lllCKamc odds? Should be delighted to ac
commodate you."
"What a nerve!" was all Mr. Loriliard
could say as lie turned on his heel and
walked away.
"Jimmy" Kelly won the bet, for X.oril
lard's horse was beaten.
The fight between democrats and re
publicans for the offices in Lawton is
not calculated to make life in the new
tewn any inure tolerable.
John S. Murphy Meets His Water
loo in the Third and Sells
Is Beaten in Fifth.
Qulck*a ItoBolntlnii, Declaring Slate Is
•uei Paramount In tho Campaign,
Adopted, and K. C. Herrlck,
Named on Itesolatlons.
Des Moines, Alts. —'.--The one great
fitrht in the convention was for control
of the committee on resolutions. There
Was a battle royal In every one of the
district caucuses Wednesday before
the convention proper. When the re
ports were compared, the sound money
men believed they liad won a decisive
victory. In the Third district John S.
Murphy was laid low in defeat, the
first time he has had such an experience
since 1S9"i. In tlie Fifth, Cato Sells was
defeated emphatically. The Tenth wag
carried by the conservatives by two
majority, and the big Eleventh was
easily in control of the sound money
men. But while they had won in nam
ing their men on the committee the
conservatives had been compelled to
concede in several districts that a gen
eral reaffirmation of democratic prin
ciples should be made. The sound
money men, pleased with the caucus re
sults, came out declaring they would
light on the floor against anything but
the most general reaffirmation.
ill the First district J. J. Seeriey, con
servative, was elected on resolutions
and the following declaration adopted:
"We adirm tlie Kansas City platform
and instruct our member on resolutions
10 vote foi the same."
This left the First a drawn battle.
It the h'econd. N. D. Kly of Daven
port was placed on resolutions. He op
posed anything in the shape of reaffir
mation. The caucus named an advisory
committee of one from each county to
engliuer the light against reaffirma
Miirpliy'ii Waterloo.
The Third had a long light. It was
John S. Murphy's Waterloo. John D.
Denlson of Eagle Grove was the Mur
phy candidate for resolutions, William
M. Migbee of Independence being pre
sented by the conservatives. On the
roll call Higher was elected. 71 to 41.
Then Murphy moved to instruct Hig
bee to favor reaffirmation of the Kan
sas city platform. This was met with
a substitute offered by the conserva
tives to instruct for a general reaf
firmation of historic democratic prin
ciples. Mr. Murphy bitterly opposed
this in an address, but it carried, 64
to 4S.
Sound money won in the Fourth dis
trict. Senator H. C. Bishop of Clayton,
James Kerion of Fayette and W. O.
Hallman of Mason City were candi
dates. It took several ballots, Bishop,
the conservative, winning. He opposed
all reaffirmation.
There was another hard fought bat
tle in the Fifth. Much bitterness had
developed against Cato Sells and the
Stiger men had worked hard to down
him. All the conservatives in the con
vention sympathized with the Stiger
crowd. When the caucus had organ
ized M. R. Jackson of Tipton was
named for the conservatives and Sells
was presented by Benton county. A
roll call was ordered and resulted" 54 to
51 for Jackson. Before it was an
nounced Mr. Sells arose and introduced
a set of resolutions',
"1 care not who Is your committee
man," he said, "but 1 would feel that
my part was done If I could have these
resolutions adopted."
The resolutions said that "while we
disavow no democratic principles we
recognize that the money question is
not now in issue. The adoption by
the republicans of the democratic
quantitative theory of money has ta
ken this question out of the number of
immediately important ones." Then
a demand was made for a strong se
ries of declarations on state issues.
AVhen Mr. Sells had read his reso
lutions objection was made to their con
sideration till after the vote had been
announced. Mr. Sells then withdrew
his name and moved that Jackson's
election be made unanimous. This
Fells' JleRolutlons Tabled.
Then a motion was made to lay the
Sells resolution on the table. It car
ried and the caucus adjourned.
A Close fight in the sixth resulted in
a victory for the conservatives. By
a vole of 57 to 54. D. W. Hamilton of
Sigout-ney was elected on resolution.
Cleneral Weaver of Newton, silverite.
moved "that !t be the sense of the
ci1ucus that we are loyal to the Kan
sas City platform, but we waive na
tional issues in favor of state ques
tions." This carried.
The silver moil won in the Seventh,
naming Walter Butler on resolutions
ovel Parley Sheldon of Ames, r.4 to 35.
The Eighth district selected Claude
R. Porter of Centerville on resolutions.
A resolution of instruction In favor of
a simple reaffirmation of the Kansas
City platform was adopted with but
two dissenting votes.
in the Ninth district ex-Senator W.
F. Cleveland ol' Shelby was chosen
without dissent on resolutions. Senator
Cleveland was not instructed, a mo
tion to instruct for reaffirmation of the
Kansas City platform being lost 49 to
7li. He favored moderate reaffirmation.
Steve B. Morrissey of llai lan was elect
011 member of the state central com
In the Tenth district the state issues
men won by a narrow margin after a
hard light. J. I,. Powers of Carroll was
elected on resolutions over W. I. Rrani
gan of Palo Alto, «|i(, to 2Vi. A mo
tion to instruct to reaffirm the Kansas
City platform was made. A substitute
followed to leave Powers free to act as
he pleased. A motion to table both
was lost. Then the original motion was
withdrawn. It was then declared the
sense of the caucus was for reaffirma
tion. but no instructions were given.
Though the stiver men outnumbered
their opponents 72 to 55.
Bleveuth Is Conservative.
The sound money element was
in control In the Eleventh district
caucus and by a vote of almost
two to one instructed its mem
bers on resolutions to favor a
conservative plan. J. H. Quick of
Sioux City was made chairman and
Charles B. Wolf, of Alton, secretary.
A. P. Cramer of J^eMars was named
for honorary vice president of the con
vention. S. I.. Frisbie uf Sloan for as
sistant secretary, J. M. Parsons on per
manent organization, and Frank Har
vey of Monona on credentials.
Then came the fight for a member
Aspiration as Vnt-cesi Winner.
Orison Swctt Marden, in August Stu
cess: There Is always hope for a voutli
wiiu aspires, who has a divine hunger for
growth, ii real affection who does right
because lie loves to. whose verv soul
years for tlie atmosphere of the good, the
pure and the true.
Somehow, everybody loves an aspiring
that looks up. that longs for the
light, that shuns darkness, that loves
harmony and purity, and shrinks from
discord and ugliness. Aspiration—the
Icnging for the good, the beautiful, and
the true—purifies the mind, clarifies the
faculties, sharpens the intellect, and gives
unity, purpose and direction to the life.
An aspirer does not dissipate his energy
as does a groveler. His singleness of aim
gives purity of purpose, and his trans
parency of character adds power to the
7^!^ -*1
on resolutions. The sound money men-'
named E. C. Herrlck of Cherokee, the
silver men backed Earl Bronson of'~
Spencer. The vote resulted:
Counties. Hcrrick. Bronsom
Lyon 8
Sioux 11
O'Brien 7 2
Dickinson 4 0
Plymouth 13 1
Cherokee .7 1
Buena Vista 0 8
Woodbury 14 7
Ida 6 3
Sac 0 8
Monona 12 0
Totals 77 47
J. M. Parsons moved that the "Quick
plank" be supported In the committee
on resolutions. The plank follows:
"We hold that in this campaign state
issues are paramount. While not re
tracting or repudiating any past plat
form declaration of the democratic
party, we deem it our duty at this
time, waiving questions of national
politics, to address ourselves to the re
demption of Iowa from republican mis
Kslltn Wanted Itcafil mint
This motion was opposed by Martin
Nellan, who did not believe the resolu
tion represented the view of the rank
and file of the district. There was a
little tilt between Charley Dickson,
chairman of the county committee,
and Judge Nellan, In which Mr. Dick
son Said the Quick plank was favored
by nearly all the Woodbury delega
William Ward of Sac City declared
that while an ardent silver man, he
heartily favored the Quick resolution,
because there was no need to discuss
national questions this year.
Judge Nellan wanted the Woodbury
county silver plank, rejected by the
county convention there, adopted, and
offered it as a substitute for the Quick
plank. After the discussion he was de
feated and the Quick plank adopted
without opposition. The Nellan plank''
"Whereas. The democratic party In
1900, at Kansas City, in national con
vention assembled, adopted a plat
form. therefore be it
"Resolved, That the declaration of
principles at Kansas City shall be the
creed of the party until it in national
convention adopts a new platform."
The caucus then adjourned.
A. K. Jnckson, ft Sound Money Man, to Ho
Des Moines. Aug. 23.—The state cen
tral committee will include the follow-,
ing new members elected today by dis
Second—C. G. liibwell. Davenport, re
Fifth—A. E. Jackson, Tama, re
ele ted.
Sixth—S. F. McConnell, Bloomfield.
Eighth—A. W. Maxwell, Seymour.
Ninth—Steven B. Morrissey, Harlan.
The holdover members are:
First—l". c. Robert, Ft. Madison.
Third—E. M. Carr, Manchester.
Fourth—D. A. Lyons, Cresco.
Seventh—Geo. A. Huffman, Des
Tenth—J. 13. Romans. Denison.
Eleventh—J. H. Quick, Sioux City.
The committee will meet at 5 o'clock
and A. E. Jackson of Tama will be
elected chairman. He is a sound money
man. N. (.'. Roberts will be elected
Engineer Bender of the Illinois Cen
tral transfixed by Big
Fort Dodge, la., Aug. 23.—Frank
Bender, an engineer on the Illinois
Central railroad, was pierced this'
morning by a Hying timber and with
out doubt mortally injured.
Bender was switching in the yards
when the cab of his engine failed to
clear a box car on thf sidetrack. A
fragment of the moulding of the box'
cur four feet lorg and two inches iiv
diameter, jagged with nails, was driv
cn through the top of the cab and'
through the left breast of the engineer
just above the heart. Fully two feet
of the splinter passed through his
As Bender fell back from his seat hi:
jerked the throttle open and the en
gine ran down the yards and crashed
into a freight t.ain, doing considerable
damage, in the collision Bender was
burned about the arms. The splinter
has been extracted nnd there is a pos-'
sibilily but not a probability of recov
ery. Bender lives in Waterloo where
he has a family.
A $75,030 BLAZE.
Fire nt Elina, In., Destroys Vnlumble Has
Invss Property.
Klma, la.. Aug. 23.—At an early hour
this morning lire destroyed a block of
East Eltna business buildings, causing
a Joss of $75,000. The town has no fire
protection. The losers are: James
Devernux, Richmond Drug company,
postoflice, D. C. Speed, grocery John
Hess, shoe shop residences of Mrs.
Lawrence Long. Mrs. L. Constance, A.
W. Swinlon, Leo C. Wachtels: the
racket store H. H. Maiman, tailor
John W. Cannon, general merchandise
the Chicago (Jreat Western club house.
Daughters of Wnl. Itccve of Mafjuoketlfc
I.osc Llvf-fi in it Stiver.
Dubuque, la., Aug. 23.—Two young
ladles, daughters of H'iliiar.i Reeve of
Maquuketa, started out for a boat ride
un the rivet- yesterday. In some way
the boat overturned find both were
drowned. The bodies were recovered.
They were 21 and 17 years old, respec
I'Mtnr of «|ie Sncrcd Heart Catholic
Church in Ottuin\v».
Ottuniwa, la., Aug. 23.—Hev. Father
Bernard Flood, pastor of the Sacred
Heart Catholic church here, died last
r.Sght after a short illness. He built
the church of which he was pastor.
UepresentBtlvo Convention at Slbl«y Takes
Kutilo ll&llotu.
Sibley. In., Aug. 23.—The Burlington
train arrived two hours and a half late
r.nd delegates to the representative
convention were i: )t called to order til)
1:80 o'clock this afternoon. The candi
dates are all here. On the twenty-si:-.
hundredth ballot Robinson received 9,
Myers 8 and Locke 7 votes. There are
no signs of a break In the deadlock and
the convention will ballot tomorrow.
life-energy—to the faculties It gives con
fidence, and makes his success easier.
A man who does not feel any need of
shiftiness and sneaking, but stands out
boldly in the light, fearing nothing but
to do wrong, is the man who carries con
viction and weight In a community.
It Is astonishing how hard it wrong
doer works to succeed—the shifting to
wlilcb he resorts, to cover up his crook
edness. The excuses and apologies which
he Is compelled to make to cover up hid
tracks and conceal his real thoughts are
How unfortunate It is, if a youth does
not know, when lie stands upon the
threshold of active life, that absolute
honesty and transparency of character
are the quickest means of promotion: that
Integrity the shortest road to success.

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