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One Year. by Mall
By the Month, by Mail
Delivered by Carrier, per Month.
If Entered at the Fostofflce at Marshalltown
Iowa, as second-class mai matter.
Republican State Ticket.
For Governor—
Por Lieutenant Governor—
For Judge Supreme Court—
For Superintendent Public Instruction—
For Railroad Commissioner—
Republican County Ticket.
For State Senator—
For Representative—
For County Treasurer—
For County Superintendent—
For County Sheriff—
For County Coroner—
For County Surveyor—
For County Supervisor—
The dissatisfaction with Gen. Otis'
management of the Philippine cam
paign has begun to crop out in spite of
the efforts that have been made to sup
press it. Foreign army officers, who are
doubtless inspired by their more timid
fellow professionals in the American
army, have made bold to express some
very severe criticisms of the general's
competency to command the operations
in these islands, which, along with oth
er manifestations following close upon
the famous round-robin of the war cor
respondents, are only tiie beginning of a
•wave of popular feeling that will soon
sweep Gen. Otis from his command with
all the suddenness and terrific force of
a tropical typhoon. Otis will have to go,
unless the signs of the times are at
This failure of a commander to meet
the requirements of his position in
times of great military operations can
nut be ascribed to any peculiar weak
ness in the Philipipne war, fur it has al
ways been the bane of every war that
•was ever waged. To find the man who
can lead the nation's forces to victory
and bring about peace by sheer force in
Avar has always been a troublesome
problem in the wars of men. The most
of us are familiar with the costly ex
periments that were made at the begin
ning of our civil war to find a com
mander, and the years of failure that
followed until Grant was dragged from
obscurity by the keen perception of
Lincoln and placed at the head of the
union forces. Any one who has read
the life of Abraham Lincoln is familiar
with the trials lie experienced in search
ing for the right man to command the
armies. That we should have been so
fortunate during our last disturbance
in the commanders of our navy is an
object of wonder to all nations today.
Such universal success seldom comes to
a nation that enters a wjir with a fight
ing machine organized in time of
peace. Every man seemed to fit his
place and the record of cur navy was
one unbroken series of successes. It
was truly remarkable, but we can not
expect iiuch luck to follow us always.
Our army for the most part is well
officered, we know that, but in this one
case it has become evident that a fail
tire has been made. "Whether it is due
to the fact that Alger appointed him
against the wishes and advice of lead
ing army men, it still remains that Gen.
Otis has failed to rise to the responsi
bilities of supreme command and, like
Alger, finds the nation clamoring for his
•recall. The nation is not in the habit
Of clamoring long for anything until it
gets it, so we may iouk for a change in
the command of the Philippine cam
paign at no very distant date.
The Iowa press is calling attention to
the fact that an erroneous statement
has been circulated to the effect that
the voters of Iowa are to decide this
year whether elections shall be biennial
instead of every year as now. The pro
posed amendment to that effect must
be ratified by the next general assem
bly before it can be submitted to a pop
ular vote. There is not much doubt
from present conditions of public senti
ment that the next legislature will ap
prove of the joint resolution, as the
previous assembly did, proposing to
amend the constitution to this effect,
and thus give the people a chance to
vote upon It nor is there much question
but that the people would overwhelm
ingly endorse it at the polls. Dropping
out one state election where two are
hi»h as $200,000. One of the chief rea- I
sons for holding annual elections has
been on the ground that it allows one
set of state officers to remain in posi-
tion while another goes out but this
difficulty could be obviated by accord
in* worthy officer® a second term, and a
few of them a third term at first in or
der to bring about the same changes as
under the present plan. Permitting half
the number but one term would meet
the same difiioulty, though this would
l)ardly be as popular as the first men
tioned rotation. This subject is not a
partisan one, and can be considered
wholly upon Its merits in the interest of
According to the Washington Post's
observations senators and representa
tives who have drifted Into Washing
ton recently are anticipating a very
lively session of congress. All the talk
of an extra session seems to have died
away, although not a few of the lead
ing republicans tliink that the president
would be acting wisely if he placed
upon congress, as quickly as possible,
the responsibility for the continuance of
the present situation In the Philippines.
It would seem that he would be wise In
doing so when the regular session as
sembles. Undoubtedly the situation will
be carefully reviewed in his annual
message and he may indicate that coifc
dltions are such that there Is but one
thing to do, and that is to continue
military operations until order is re
stored fully in the Islands. However,
congress may be Inclined to take the
matter up and act upon its own mo
tion. There is of course a hope that the
war in the Philippines may be ended
before the first of December, so that his
message will be an occasion for rejoic
ing rather than an appeal for further
aid. If the war is not ended by that
time there will undoubtedly be some
criticism coming from the ranks of the
republican party, and such men as
Hoar, Wellington and Mason will en
deavor to fortify their position by ob
servations upon the exasperating con
flict of the past year. All outlines as to
the course of congress, however, may be
rendered useless by the events of a
The fact that the temperance ques
tion is not now a political one, and
therefore is not agitated from such a
point of view, and the further fact that
laws have been so framed in Iowa that
the people of any county may say
whether the open sale of liquors shall
be permitted or wholly interdicted, does
not lessen the duty of the citizen to
promote temperance by the best pos
sible methods. Permitting mulct sa
loons to ply their nefarious trade does
not take away from the people the re
sponsibility to practice and preach tem
perance in every possible way that may
influence the young into paths of so
briety. The Times-Republican's atten
tion has been called to this subject by
noticing a conspicuously displayed ar
ticle in the Algona Republican, under
the title "What Is To Be Done?" in
which it is asserted that "If there is
anything in teaching by means of ob
ject lessons Algona people must be get
ting a liberal education this summer in
the evil effects of indulgence in intoxi
cating drinks. Intemperance is appar
ently on the increase, and among its
recent victims, according to current re
port, are young men and boys of pre
vious good record, from whom the best
things were to have been expected."
Perhaps Algona is no worse than oth
er places, but the Republican is right,
as the press is right everywhere, in en
forcing lessons on this subject. It
should not be a tabooed subject, nor one
wholly committed to those whose influ
ence is negatived by the llqour element
in calling them "cranks."
In the course of its article the Re
publican calls attention to the inlluence
of large corporations in this mutter, as
well as that of the home:
There has been great progress during
the past few years in the application of
temperance principles by large busi
ness corporations. The railroads of the
country are united in practical temper
ance work. In the line of weeding out of
their employ men who indulge :n the
use of intoxicating drinks. The rail
roads alone in the United States are
enforcing total abtslnence upon several
millions of men. Other corporations,
great and small, are applying the rule
with their employes. In the business
world today a man's standing can in no
other way be so successfully assailed as
with- proof of intemperate and licen
tious habits.
But while this movement has been go
ing on. agitation for total abstinence in
the old channels has been to an extent
neglected. It was in the pulpit and on
the lecture platform and through spe
cial organization that the tf-mperance
movement made its great headway.
There it can now be made most effec
tive. There ought in the meantime to
be stronger influences going out from
the home against the formation of
drinking habits. It should be kept in
the minds of the boys that total ab
stinence is the only safety.
The Republican, as a sentinel on the
watch tower, is right in calling atten
tion to this subject in an outspoken
The Waterloo Courier thinks "The
question is not what will Cato say? but
what can Cato say?"
"Ask the first dozen democrats you
meet 'What is the paramount political
issue this year' and note the assorted
lot of replies," suggests the Burlington
The Carroll Herald declares that
"Never in recent years have Iowa re
publicans entered a campaign so united
and harmonious, with conditions so
held would not only save a great deal of
useless political friction, but would be- favorable and prospects so promising,
a great saving in expense-estimated as "There
is not a
has as
Sc?»4£r .RffhME
P°»tlcian Iowa that
Governor Shaw
land it would be well for the Gear and
Cummins' forces to keep an eye on
him," says the Grundy Republican.
In regard to the republican outlook
for victory this fall, the New Sharon
Star predicts that "With promises veri
fied, pledges fulfilled, prosperity and
contentment all about us, former vic
tories are sure to be more than dupli
Carroll Herald: The rains of the past
week have been almost too much of a
good thing. Corn has taken quite a
start, but small grain fn the shock has
not fared Quite so well.
Nevada Representative: Frequent
rains during the past week have soaked
up everything that needed moisture and
have put the corn and pastures in prime
condition. The general effect of the
growing prospects has shown itself in a
fall of the quotations on the board of
Shenandoah Sentinel: We know' a
man who gets from two to three tons
of good hay each year, the product of
the public highway which borders his
farm. He has taken the trouble to
smooth down this strip and seed It and
now he not only gets $10 worth of hay,
but he is rid of the weeds, complies
with the law, and has Improved the ap
pearance of his farm greatly. Why
should not this be more generally done?
New Sharon Star: Most of the corn
has straightened up since the heavy
storm of ten days ago, and only an ear
ly frost can prevent a heavy crop.
Mother Nature works wonders.
It rained enough the latter part of the
week to soak the ground pretty thor
oughly and put a stop to threshing, but
it only made corn, potatoes and pas
ture grow faster. Nature Is a busy
worker, moves majestically along every
Eagle Grove Eagle: John Floyd
brought into market the first oats of
this season. They test 36 pounds per
bushel and the yield is 50 bushels per
Mediterranean points In Europe are
threatened by the plague and feel, the
need of street watchfulness to guard
against it.
War rumors are rife again in Eng
land and the Transvaal crisis has taken
a new turn by the prospect of a contest
in South Africa with President Kruger.
William C. Whitney, ex-secretary of
the navy under Cleveland, has just re
turned from a quiet reBt in England.
He says, "I haven't anything to say as
to what the democratic party should do
in the next campaign." Party duty, it
appears, is not pointed out very plainly,
and members of democracy will be in
clined to do as they please this year.
Within the last l'ew years there has
been an astonishing increase in the egg
trade in Germany and Russia. Figures
furnished by Consul Winter at Anna
berg show that Germany Imported in
ISSjO eggs to the value of $3,498,800 in
1SS9 the imports grew to $9,805,600, and
in l"S9S they were almost double the pre
vious year, being $16,993,2(10. Nine-tenths
of this import came from Russia and
Austria, a small quantity coming from
Italy, the Netherlands and Roumaniu.
Russia's increased egg export trade is
enormous. In 1881 it amounted to only
$257,000, while in 1S94 it was $9,262,000,
and for the first eleven months of 1898
increased to $17,990,000. The raising of
poultry for the production of eggs has'
become an important factor in Russian
husbandry. Not only is this the case
in districts which border on the fron
tier, but in the interior of the country
as well. In 1S94 freight on the Russian
railroads was reduced. This gave the
infant industry a new impulse. The
completion of the Kaiser Wilheim canal
enables the dealers to ship eggs direct
to Hamburg without change of bottom.
From this port transshipments are im
mediately made for England, Belgium
and the Netherlands.,
Speaking of the excoriation of Linn
county politicians by Murphy of the
Vinton Eagle, the Waterloo Reporter
observes that "Murphy Is 'slow to
anger,' generally, but from several ar
ticles in his last issue we guess he is
mad all over and has no disposition to
conceal it."
The Zanesviile democratic convention
in Ohio will be, from present appear
ances, a turbulent affair. It is to be
held on Aug. 29 and there will be feOl
delegates. W. S. Thomas, of Spring
field, chairman of the democratic slate
committee, has been suggested as
compromise candidate, the McLean and
anti-McLean factions being at swords'
points and greatly incensed at each
other. Each faction declares that un
less it is permitted to control at Zanes
viile Judge Nash, the republican candi
date for governor of Ohio, will win in
November by 100,000 majority.
It is much better to have normal
weather in August if it does force the
sweat from human pores.
While designing politicians are trying
to make of the trusts distressing polit
ical issues the business world is treat
ing them as business propositions pure
and simple. Some rise and fall of their
own weight. All have to, sooner or lat
er, stand upon their own bottoms and
win or lose upon the merits of their
own superior qualities or advanatges as
business institutions. The attempt to
make a political issue of the trust may
succed, but at present it is about the
most unusual, irrational and ludicrous
of all political gyrations imaginable./-!*
Gentlemen, have you noticed that the
conditions of the potato crop are esti
mated at 100 per cent? We who have
to buy these nourishing tubers can re
joice with the farmer. :i
The New Tork Sun notes a peculiar
absence of state interest In the election
this year in the following: "This y?ar,
for the first time in the recollection of
even 'the oldest inhabitant,' there is
no state ticket to be voted for in New
York. There are likewise no congress
candidates to be balloted for. In all
previous elections prior to 1876, the gov.
ernor and lieutenant governor were
chosen—the governor's term was then
two years, as it has since again become
—on the alternate years between the
elections for the other state offices, of
which that of secretary of state was
considered the chief. Beginning in 187C
the governor's term was made three
years, and at every second election for
governor and lieutenant governor, they
were on the ticket with the other state
officers. In the years, few in number,
1878, 1884, 1S86 and 1890, when neither
a governor nor state officers were to be
elected, there were vacancies on the
bench of the court of appeals. This year
there is none, and for the first time in
the state's political history in halt a
iier^Ttt^^ ijp^rnoa^
century, the highest of the candidates
to be voted for. in New York, have lim
ited county jurisdiction only, or, are
chosen from subdivisions of a county.
The absence of a state ticket and of
either congress or senatorial candi
dates, will make this year's campaign,
so far as New York county Is concerned
In it, peculiarly and unprecedently
Local correspondents of Illinois coun
try weeklies report large crops of
wheat, corn and oats. One crop that
will be unusually heavy Is the nut har
As a result of Injunction proceedings
to restrain the Toledo, Ohio, city offi
cials from using $3,000 for a junket to
the meeting of American municipalities
the plan has been abandoned by Mayor
Jones' burg.
Arrangements are "being made for the
removal of the Springvale cotton mills
of Springvale, Maine, to Fort Valley,
Ga. The removal will be the second of
the kind from York county, and sliqws
the growing tendency of cotton manu
facturers to establish themselves in the
The town of Dundee, New Jersey, is
In a peculiar condition. It boasts a fine
railroad station, which cost $20,000, a
station agent and ticket office, but ab
solutely no trains. Because the inhabi
tants of Dundee patronized the trains
so poorly the powers that be have
ordered that they shall run through the
town without stopping. To a commit
tee of business men who visited him
the general manager of the road said:
"When the trains did stop all the peo
ple of Dundee ever dlu was to come
down and look at them run through.
They can do that now. I fall to see
where they have any ground for com
The proffer of gold certificates* to aid
in moving crops has developed the fact
that there are large surpluses in the
financial centers of the west and that
the demand will ba considerably lets
than treasury officials expected.
The citizens of Cleveland are deter
mined to restore order in that city If
money and intelligent effort will do it.
The present aftermath of the street car
strike has resulted In dynamiting cars
and- in various forms of disorder, and
a large sum of money has been pledged
by citizens to convict guilty parties.
Mayor .Tones, of Toledo, tried to pour
oil upon the troubled waters at the
strikers' picnic. He was cautious, how
ever, and pointed to municipal owner
ship as the sovereign remedy.
On the morning of Aug. 1 Marshall
county was visited by a devastating
storm of wind and rain that laid the
growing corn as iiat as though the
fields had been rolled with road build
ing rollers. Gloom pervaded the busi
ness atmosphere of the community for
the oldest and wisest farmers declared
that the crop was ruined, that the
stalks would never straighten up, but
Dame Nature knew her business and
with a few days of scorching heat fol
lowed by a gentle shower or two and
again by more heat the corn stands to
day as erect and healthy In appearance
as it ever could. The thought occurs to
us how prone is the farmer to the
gloomy side of every season's events.
Does the anxiety caused by the vary
ing fortune of an uncertain climate
make of him a pessimist or is it man's
helplessness before the forces of nature
that makes him cry out in despair.
Cheer up, ye yeomen of fields-and Hocks,
and listen to the old woman who warns
young wives never to cross a
until they come to it.
are great but are always made greater
by one's inability to see ahead into the
bright days that must alwajls follow
a storm.
"Men Wanted" signs are seen
throughout the land. This is different
from the panicky times of 1S92-'9C.—
Canton Repository.
Great hardships prevail In the west.
The farmers can not secure enough
hands to gather their big crops.—Balti
more Ilerald.
Jobs are chasing idle men so persist
ently that the professional tramp is
having an unpleasant season.—Kansas
City Journal.
The Idle mendicant, the labor agitator
and the cheap money demagogue have
had their vocations ended by the in
dustrial prosperity now enjoyed by the
Enjoy Life.
How we all desire to enjoy good
helath to enjoy life as our neighbors
do to laugh and have bright,' spark
ling eyes to be free from plan. It will
cost you one dollar. Beggs' Blood Puri
fier mkaes pure, rich blood. Geo. P.
I'nion A'oteruiiB' Encampment.
The Chicago Great Western Railway
will sell,exeursion tickets to the annual
encampment of the Union Veterans, to
be held at Des Moines, la., Aug. 22-25,
1899. The tickets will be on sale Aug.
21 to 24, good until Aug. 28. Rate for
the round trip, $2.35.
For further information inquire of
any agent Chicago Great Western Rail
way, or address F. H. Lord, General
Passenger and Ticket agent, 113 Adarns
street, Chicago.
Race McuUng,KutwooUl)rlvlnKl'urk
Club, IJubuque,Auif. UH to Sept. SI.
For this race meeting, the most im
portant west of Chicago, the Chicago
Great Western railway will make a rate
of one fare for the round trip from all
stations on its line. The size of the
purses, and the fame of the horses to be
run, will make this meet a most mem
orable one. Tickets will be on sale on
and after Aug. 27th good to return Sept.
4th. For further information inquire
of any ticket agent, or address F. H.
Lord, G. P. A., IIS Adams street, Chi
The first bite
you take is
a revelation*
The last bite
you take gives
you an appe
tite for more*
ff This Had Oconrred Anywhere
Than Manlulltown, There Might
lie Grave Doubt* About It.
If this were published anywhere else
but in Marshall town, that Is, If the
bridge statement given below -went the rounds
Your troubles of the press, readers In Boston or New
Orleans would not believe that «l sim
ple little pill would hare any effect on
humanity when the Bubjeot 1b In a #e
rloua condition. When it has that ef
fect, when the party Is a living wit
ness, perhaps a neighbor, Itornh&M
town people at least can not possibly
deny it, particularly so when investiga
tion is courted. Now, ask Mrs. L. "W.
Fox, 305 Summit street, and see if she
will not corroborate personally what
she says publicly. Mrs. Fox ea.ys:
"I used Doan's Kidney P1U« and they
proved to be an exceedingly valuable
remedy. If the panne results are ob
tained by every user in Marshalltown
I they will with «ne unhesitatingly pro
nounce Doan's Kidney Pills a prepara
tion fully up to the representations
made for It. I base my opinion on the
Those men who are now talking about
the army of unemployed are three years
behind the times.—Lewiston (Me.J following facts: When 1 Hrst learned
Journal. about them had considerable pain in
With wages going up and interest my back procuring a box at the Mc- 4"
rates going down labor appears to be Bride & Will Drug Company's store I
scoring at least a temporary ad vantage used it, and was soon freed from the A
over capital.—Sioux City Journal. annoyances, which were undoubtedly IT
"lhe fall trade of the country promises caused by some Imperfect action the
to be unprecedented. Good crops and kldnevs. I «r!ndiv recommend a rem
good business conditions will make
every line of business hum.—Toledo
kidneys. I frladly recommend a rem
edy that proved of such value as
Doan's Kidney Pills. Several friends
of mine tried them and all hoM as high
an opinion of their -merits as I."
Doan's Kidney Pills BO cents per box,
for sale by all dealers, or sent toy mall
on receipt of price by the Poster-
republic.—Philadelphia N. T., sole
agents for the United States. Remem
ber the name Doan's and take no other.
Costs no more than
ordinary beers and
is Vastly Superioe
Agents through'
the state
is just right. It contains a touch of ginger
to make it delicious it contains the best of
every thing to make it good. It reminds
you of the old fashioned Ginger Snap—it's
so different. Have them on the table give
them to the children never let your supply
run short Sold everywhere in air tight,
moisture proof boxes, iust like the famous
Uneoda Biscuit*
There is a peculiarity about Unid Jhgtt
W*pf»r. The more you eat the more you
want, but you can eat to ypur satisfaction
without eating too many. It's the delicacy of
a UiwMia Jlnjar W*yf»r that makes it appe
tizing it's the goodness of a Uniijj Ulqjee
that makes it wholesome. Every1
Made only by
Proprietors of the registered trade mark—"Uneeds.**
We are showing our new fall dress goods. You
should see them before buying. If you need a house
dress we have what you want. If it is a tailor suit, we
are sure to please you. If you need a Silk, Crepon or
Plaid .Skirt, you cannot afford to pass us by. Our line
is very complete and our early selection will not only
give you the best styles but SAVE YOU SOME
We Invite You to Inspect Our Line.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Hi I 1 'I'M' 1 1 III 1 I I I I W
Grand Clearance Sale
And All Other Summer Goods
Also Bargains in
And many other lines to make room for new goods.
No. 4
H-I-I-l I I'M11!i l-M"l"H"l"MllM"l.|!ill-H-H"H |.|^
Marshalltown Grocery Co.,
Quick- Shipments. 209 to All
Satisfactory 6ervlee. Market Street,
A fully equipped ma-
chine shop under Shei
la's harness shop.
Wist ssjum

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