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—The nots urowm^ out of the
rulroid stnkt^ Im cta^ed and
ordei IN lestoitri IIIK is'due to the
ficts that some mstancts, the de
mauds ot the worknnn In\e been ac
ceded to and tint the woikmen weie
themselves generall) opposed to not
ng and destruction of propeitv and
did not want to seem to be parties
to such outlaw rv 'I he evcesses of
the mob tended more to defeat the
impose of the workmen than all
othei causes combined, and it is to
be hoped tint then manh conduct
piompth expiessmg disappim al
ot and in aiding to suppiessthc mobs,
v»'ll be allowed to operate as a strong
ufluence in then fnot
Could and a feu otheis of
a dtnnndim, a niomich),
the onh pre\ entn of such scenes
ha\e ltcentlv occuired ourstance
1-rge cities It is a fortunate thing
ic- Mr Gould and his fnends that
ie have Lved a fiet countiv foi
lie last twenU ai oi so the)
ruii.ht otherwise be seiving the State
striped liveij, foi, a lepublic,
tieie is moi chance foi the rich as
vv ell as for the poor to escape the
penalty of their acts tlnn in a mon
—llic entue pi ess of the countij
stems now to be demanding a strong
standing arnn to suppiess riots and
l^csene oide Gentlemen, when
a lirge topoition of the people of
•x ountry ln\ to b? kept in subjec
force of arms, that countrj is
Iongei fiee lo tohstitute a free'
L,^V eminent with fi^e citizens, the
fo-mer should be so conducted that
t^e latter will be at times leadv to
sa-tam it and piot^ct it against Mo
—The Hdc i- now to denounce
trdiips -net unemploved peisons.
^ould not be greater wisdom to
«t to disco\ ei v\ hat it is that leads
uiiger numbei of people in this
caiitrv to become idlers and tiampsof
a"d endeavoi to find and apply a lem
In countiy like this there
ieht to be emplovment foi all at
gc od ages
man has light to pay what
rce he pleases for labor," sa)s an
15ten* exchange Not true No
i/vr lias the light to take from anoth
er ithout rendering a fair equivalent.
ou nave not even the right to over
work and starve your horse, nor
vvould society permit you to do so
*W1 not a man of moie value than
a horse
Connecticut lady, who Had
jst five husbands by powder miH ev
I 1OMOIIS, is reported as being about
marry another powder mill hand
a presume that her object »s to
sa»e iunei-d expenses
like extracts from speeches
in the English paihament in 1776 and
'77 are some the articles now going
the rounds of the new papers in this
country I Are they plagiarisms
I he Lake City Leader has
(hanged its form and abolished its
''patent insides," and is vastly im
p-oved in appearance and interest
—The Kansas City limes will
please excuse us\ We are not in the
habit of puffing such schemes rs it
Where is the Remedy?
E\ION, Ohio, July 2od. 1877.
JJeai Sn Permit me to
trouble you further. It is your habit
to study pretty thoroughly every ques
tion about which you are called upon to
express .in opinion, and I have found
your judgments to be generally sound.
Now I am desirous to know hat, in
your opinion, has caused the existing
hard times, and where we are to look
for a remedy. Has the resumption act
anything to do with it And do you
fafor an expincion of the currency?
Our coirespondent has our thanks for
his good opinion of our judgment, al
though wo know that we often, unfor
tunately, fall into eirois, even after hav
ing carefully analyzed the matter sub
mitted to us. The questions he pio
pounds are very important ones jiibt at
this time, and ought not to be anew ered
hastily. The reply should be accom
panied with a demonstration in each in
which will make its truth palpa
ble. As we have uot now room for this,
we can only piomise him that wc will
take an early occasion to mswor him
as his queries deserve
We may say now, however, that we
do believe that th*» resumption act and
all preceding and subsequent forced con
tractions and expansions of the currency
medium has had a good deal to do with
causing existing hard times. We be
heve that the true remedy lies in the"
adoptioa of a fnnncial system which
will afford a currency susceptible of au
tomatic contractions and expansions,
when these are respectively demanded
by the wants of trade, We gar? not
whether the. lneaium be gold, silver,
nickel, copper, ifon, parchment, or pa.
per, or nny or all of these, if it is so
conditioned that its volume cannot be
itethiced or increased by combinations
whether these be associated as bankl
ers, brokers, merchants, or under any
other name. Contrictions by hoarding
cannot, peihaps, be avoided, but wheu
the financial system permits hoarding
which may not be attended with loss of
interest, it encourages constant fluctua
tions in the volume of the currency and
in consequence, incessant variations in
its relative value, which mttst, of course,
work continual disturbances in values
all kinds of property and merchan
dise and render all investments in in
dustrial enterprises unsafe, because of
their uncertainty. Our present curren
cy system places it in the power of a
few men to contract and expand the
volume of currency at will, and they use
this means to enrich themselves at the
expense of all other members of thesuccessful
community. In this we *hink lies the
evil. But we will endeavor to explain
the subject fully hereafter, as de
mands discussion.
A Plow TVte.1.
On la«t Saturday an interesting trial
of Sulky plows took place on the farm
of Mr. Philip Storkle, en Featherstone
prairie. TJltire were a number of farm
ers present, notwithstanding the busy
season, and the merits of two of the im
plements, at letrifc, were pretty thorugh
ly tested rtnd fullly discussed. There
were fodr different make of plows tued,
to-Wit, the "Wier plow," for which Mr
HowarU'Libb^y, of Featherstone, is agent
the "Crosby plow," made by Messrs.
Cuthtriings, Noble & Dodge, at Dixon,
111., Mr C. Betcher, of lied *Wing,
agent, the "Garden City plow," made
by Messrs Furst Biadley, at Chicago,
111., for which Mr. C. Betcher is, also
agent, and the "Skinner plow" Mr. Ed
ward L. Baker, of Red Wing, agent
The trial demonstrated fully that
these are all first-rate plows, and it was
difficult to decide in favor of any one Of
them. The "Garden City" and the-go^d
"Weir" were foi tunate in being repre
sented on the ground by those with
whom they ere favorites, and, there
fore, received greater attention than
the other two. The "Crosby, it is
true had its agent on the ground, but .t
was rot provided with 1 special te un
and but little work was performed with
it, and the "Skinnei" ib like a a pocr
boy at a frolic, whatever attention was
bestowed upon it coming from the cham
pions of its rivals For these reasons,
the contest was really between the
"Weir" and "Garden City," ..nd ,t is
hardly fair to the othei that they sho^d
be mentioned as competing for the de*
cision. Again, there was no organiza
tion of the spectators,, no committee, no
vote iken, and, hence, it cannot be
certainly declared which way the major
ity decided. As 1 ir as we could user
tain the opinion of those present was
nearl} equally divided, but we cannot
pretend to siy in which dnectiontie
majority inchned.
The onl/ conclusion, then, that we
can come to that the trial WJMI deci
dedly incettclusive as to the compara
tive mertts of the plows, but conclusive
that they are all good.
The politician who wishes to be
in this country for the next
few years, must study the subject of
finance thoroughly, for the people will
not continue to support those who favor
a policy which leads only to general
bankruptcy and rui.i. And, in order to
prevent the management of public af
fairs falling into the hands of incompe
tent charlatans, who will seek to attain
honors and distinction by catering to
"the worst passions of the people, it be
hoovesjevery intelligent citizen to tinder
stand thoroughly the great question of
the day and insist upon the adoption of
correct principles. What tlte country
now has is a monetary ?ysle«n which
tends to concentrate the wealth in the
hands of the few, what it needs is a'
monetary system wliton will tend to dif
fuse the wealth among the many. This
is not communism, and those who are so
fond of denouncing, a communistic,
every argument that is nrged for the re
lief of the people, seem to o\erlook the
faot tihat, in their zeal, they are advoca
ting an oligarchy Inch is as odious to
sensible poople as the most radical so
cialism. It is the mean between these
ectrciwefl that we need to strike.
Our own opinion in the preni ses
would be of no valu*1 weie we to give
it, inismuch as we are not a practica]
farmer and might overlook important
mcuts. We think, however, that we
are justified In saying that all the
plows theie were excellent, and one
could hardly go amiss in purchasing any
one of them. If a farmer should iuY fl
Weir plow it is not likely that "he
would1 ev^r r^giefc it, and the sarne
would, no doubt, be tfie case ,f he
should purchase a "Gaiden City,''
"Crosby," or "Skinner." An attempt
/Hade to te&t the drafts, but we do
hot believe that the test was sufficiently
fair to justify a conclusion based UPbn
it, and to^this reason: the. dyftOmome
ter used placed the team about eight
inches farther fiom the plow than the
ordinary draft. The effect was of course
to make the dlftffc heavier. The fact
that the plows aie hung differently to
the frames forbids the conclusion that
all were affected alike by this extewtar,
as Will be readily understood, aiid tance,
A test which alters the positton of the
team relatively.to the draft is really no
test. In this case, too, \n team was
considerably taller i|wi the other, a
fact which would iqnLally affect the
accuracy of the t«st.^F
—The Wier plow is admitted to he as
iw the best, if not the best.
„. .:„ .^iiiiaifllilliWtHBW^ilBIiiWMiiWiaaMi
Officers & Directors:
W. HEIKFS. President
S I J3FAK, Vi"e President.
W II aONDFrT, Secetary
I MN 0 bouDERs, Director.
PrTER £oijLA\DrK, Director,
Have reniov ed to their pew store on
Thud street near Centennial Block,
whither they cordially invite all
their old friends and a thousand or
two new ones whose oatronage they
mean to desene
Established A. D. 1822,
,The McCormick Self-Binder.
Money, Time, and Labor Saving Attachment!
With our JSindei a nun can be independent ot lined help, it is not only the
most simple and least liable to get out of ordei, but easilv undeiatood, and du
lable, can bind bundles of any M/e and the bundles laid down easily that no
grain can be shelled ho\ve\ei ripe It can be attached to any of our an esters
that have been made in the past, or that will be made foi the 1S77 trade he
bands aie made of No 20 annealed wne which makes a substantial band.
E. W. BROOKS, Agent,
CAPITAL, $100,000.
4-00 Acres in Stock.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
to Purchasers.
The New McCormick Harvester
Is made on coirect mechanical pnn
ciples. The geanngs exceedingly sim
pie* stiong and compact. 7'he machine
is light and constructed of the best ma
tenuis, and auanged in such a manner
that there is no side draft, and its bal
ance is perfect banners who con
template buying a machine will do
well to examine this on* before .
1 li-.il li)roi tine
For The Season.
(on^MniR ot
\vulcu st'iiujr pertami ig
Gentlemen's Wear.
Give Me a Call.
Hallo! You, Mister.
Ladies and Hiwes
\er\ Minitv ot
Children's Shoes.
We deal t,xeln»'i'\cl\ nt Bont~ a 1
etc and for tint reason can do better In oui
customers in the matter of ^'ec'io i» 1
price-. Gn n- a call
26m" am «fect
O N A LD & E O G,
No Tt Mam street mxtdoor t"Ua*ci
Upholstered Furniture
Chamber Suits.
M»t trasses,
\ml t\er\ uictj ot
Household Furniture,
Ot ill «t\ le» ind price*
(all mil «ee u« ind look o\cr our -te-ck
Hi ale-m all kim^of
(,KV1\ I I OIK IllDl^ IIMl --V11
I MY 1, V.c
lieketh loi -alc to all important i-omts
Ri\er and Kail, East ^est, North ind "South
Stcne Warehouse on Levee.
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