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One Ycjr. by Mall ffOO
By the Month, by Mail 5
Delivered by Carrier, nerMouth........ 80
Entered at the Postofflce nt Marshalltown
Iowa, hs second-class mui matter.
Republican State Ticket.
For Governor—
For Lieutenant Governor—
For Judge Supreme Court—
For Superintendent Public Instruction—
For Railroad Commissioner—
Republican County Ticket.
For State Senator—
For Representative—
Kor County Treasurer—
.For County Superintendent—
For County Sheriff—
For County Coroner—
For County Surveyor—
For County Supervisor—
The Boers have decided to test the
fortunes of war. The ultimatum they
sent to Great Britain is equivalent to a
declaration of hostilities. British spirit
and pride will hardly yield to the defi
ant tone of the Transvaal authorities.
It may be expected that peaceful hopes
of settlement by diplomacy ended at 5
o'clock this evening the time limit given
by the Boers for a withdrawal of Eng
lish troops from the Transvaal frontier.
Should war ensue it can but be viewed
with world-wide regret by lovers pi
peace. It can have but one issue, as
weighed in the balance of probability,
and that is the utter defeat of the little
republic in South Africa.
That the Boers should take the initi
ative in a movement that is tantamount
to a declaration of war may seem
strange. Looking back of the act for
the motive which impelled it, it may be
surmised that,'having decided not to
yield tn British demands, they conclud
ed they would reap more advantage in
an immediate contest by attempting to
overthrow or defeat the force now at
hand than to hazard battle with a
stronger force, such as the British
troops en route would form. Whatever
the motive for seeking to end the dis
pute, they show a spirit that is in strik
ing contrast with the fearful chances
they have assumed.
The Boers rightfully claim that Great
Britain can not lawfully interfere with
the internal affairs of their republic,
while the llritish assert, with a show of
reason, that they have a right t.: insist
upon certain reforms for the welfare of
.. British residents and their interests in
the Transvaal, claiming this by reason
of certain acknowledged control over
..the foreign affairs of the republic.
The real reason for the contention
grows out of glittering gold. In recent
years mines have been developed in the
...-•Transvaal until now the output of gold
is nearly $40,000,000 yearly, or one
fourth of the world's supply, while
from the diamond fields have been ta
ken gems to the value of $60,000,000.
The .outspoken and blunt interpreters
.of recent movements claim that the
hectoring of the little republic by Bri
tain grows out of human greed.
The shock of battle may be expected
-at any tune, while, a wondering world
speculates on all the possibilities it
may involve in changing the map of the
eastern continents. :.
For some months past.we, who hav
always been an admirer of the inde
pendence and ability of a certain news
paper in Dt»s Moines, have been com
pelled to wade through column after
of anti-Philippine 'war.' editor­
ials until we are not only astonished,
but sorely disappointed, in our friend,
the editor of that, sheet. Through mis
conception of political''* advantage or
mistaken zeal of sonr kind the influ
ence of a great newspiper and th tal
ents of an able man are being wasted
in about as illogical and far fetched an
argument as can well imagined.
For days and days that paper has
been engaged in lengthy dessertations
to prove that the Americans "hit first,"
that Aguinaldo accepted a smaller
bribe than some republican speakers
say he did, that the Filipinos are ready
to surrender, but that Otis will rot let
them, and so on ad infinitum. What
matters these irrelevant points in the
discussion of the Philippine question?
Does not the fact remain that for over
300 years Spain held the sovereignty
over these islands that in the misfor
tunes of an unsuccessful war she
deeded her sovereignty to the govern
ment of the United States and that that
government is now engaged in an emi
nently proper task of compelling res
pect for Its authority?
When the renowned Dewey had done
with "the enemy" Spain's means for
conducting and protecting the govern
ment it had established in the Philip
pines were at an end. What was to be
done? The islands were peopled by
millions of half civilized tribes. More
millions of dollars of property had been
located in their midst by civilized peo
ple, who, with their families, had made
the islands their home under the pro
tection of Spain's sovereignty. A gov
ernment could not be constructed in a
.. -w m,,
minute in fact, it is doubtful under
those circumstances If one could be
constructed at all. The United States
might have cleared out and washed its
hands of the whole affair, but some
other government would have had to
step in and assume the responsibilities
thus basely 'deserted. We had deprived
the existing government of its powqr to
exercise its sovereignty. Anarchy and
ruin must necessarily follow if we or
some other strong power did not step
in to assume it, and thanks,to an jen
lightened nation, we had a president
wise enough to see his duty and brave
enough to do it.
So much talk about "consent of the
governed," while it sounds well find
contains terms and phrases found in
expressions of principles of sound gov
ernment, is the veriest nonsense when
misapplied. How much "consent of the
governed" was ever aecordcd our North
American Indians, and who is there
who will say that they should have
been accorded more? Should the na
tives of Porto Rico or Cuba object to
our sovereignty, who is there that
would argue that we should respect
the "consent of the governed" and re
tire from those islands? The onward
and irresistible march of civilization to
the far corners of the earth is fraught
with sad consequences for those weak
and uncivilized peoples who refuse to
welcome its coming, but it can no more
be stopped in its progress than can
time be checked in its everlasting suc
When an intelligent, enlightened and
civilized people, capabie of forming a
stable government, unite to proclaim
their right to govern themselves the
whole world listens to their demands
and wishes them freedom, but when
the sovereignty over a territory peo
pled by half savages, living in isolated
tribes, is suddenly transferred from one
strong government to another the at
tempt of a warlike tribe, under, the
leadership of designing and unscrupu
lous men, without the sympathy of
their fellow natives, and with no griev
ances to redress, to defy the new sov
ereign power is about as far from a
just and deserving cause as could be
imagined. Everyone is sorry that these
deluded natives have made war neces
sary. but to argue that the islands and
their thousands of civilized people, with
their homes and property, should be de
serted because of a false conception of
the rights of the governed, is r.rrant
nonsense. If the people of Jnwa should
set tired of the sovereignty exercised
over them by the federal government
and should rise in rebellion they would
be promptly and rightly put down.
What would then become of the "con
sent of the governed?" The principle is
right. It is a noble one, but should be
applied only when the. "governed" are
justly entitled to exercise their "con
sent," a condition that must be deter
mined by each sovereign government
as cases arise under its jurisdiction. In
this case we have decided that the
condition of the governed is such that
they are entitled only to a portion of
the rights of "consent" and tire whole
world applauds us in it. The wails of
a few "antis." manifestly inspired by
hopes of political gain, can but receive
the condemnation of an enlightened
people. Arguments upon irrelevant
and unimportant details are but quib
bles, and injure only the journals or
men. who make them.
auditors it is made the duty of each
congressional vice president to bring
about county organization, with a later
developing township society.
One of the good ideas developed by
the meeting involves a plan to build a
country road across the county from
east to west and from north to south.
These roads are to center at the central
point of interest in the county, which
would usually be the county seat.
The good that may come from the
plans outlined will undoubtedly grow
out of the determined effort of those
thus invested with the duty of going
ahead in securing county organisations
and infusing practical life into them.
Campaign orators may come and go,
yet the citizen in a reflective mood
need not search far in memory oramong
statistics to get at the most salient
facts of recent political development—
facts, too, of great economic signifi
cance. Democratic politicians say with
a sneer that republicans claim too much
credit for results, while forgetting that
they themselves declared that such
achievements were not possible under
the gold standard. One of the most
graphic of recent summaries Is given
by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, which
Two years and a half of repub
lican administration have worked a
great change for the better. This fact
stands out with striking distinctness
as every citizen knows. The Chicago
platform which the Democratic party
is at pains to reaffirm, deplored "the
fall in prices, the prostration of indus
try and the impoverishment of the
people." It would require columns to
epitomize the prosperity that has taken
the place of those conditions. The first
step in the transformation was to reject
the Chicago platform. All succeeding
advantages resulted from that emphatic
judgment of the people. A glance at
some of the benefits indicates the na
ture and extent of all. Our currency is
equal to the best in the-world. Workers
everywhere are busy at good wages.
There is no army of the unemployed.
Farmers sell their products at profit
able prices, and are paying off debts in
curred during the period of democratic
blight. The foreign trade of the coun
try is unprecedented. Threatening in
ternational problems have been settled.
The Pacific railroads have paid up in
cash. Hawaii has been annexed, after
half a century of discussion. Cuba is
free. The treasury keeps ahead of ex
penses. and has an immense store of
gold. The country has carried through
a successful war and expanded.
The National Export Exposition
Philadelphia was opened at noon, Sept.
14. and will remain open. Sundays ex
cepted, until November HO. It has at
tracted but Httie attention in the west,
hilt is worthy of more than a passing
notice. It is less than five months since
the first, spadeful of dirt was turned for
the foundation of the superb buildings
which have been erected at a cost of
more than 51.000.000. The display of
manufactured products which have a
prospective foreign market is very
complete and the methods nf manufac
ture showing the progress in the mak
ing of a needle or a. cuff button, a
giant locomotive or a big bridge, is an
object lesson of great interest to in
ventors. A feature of the exhibits is
an extensive display of automobiles,
every sort of horseless vehicle being
shown so that the methods employed
can be readily compared. The United
States government, besides a large ap
propriation for buildings, has spent
JC,0,000 In the selection of samples from
abroad of wares and products. Visitors
are gaining much useful information
as to the variety and extent of Ameri
can manufacturing interests.
There is hope in the good roads move
ment. The Des Moines meeting got as
far as good resolutions, and, unless the
projectors should prove like the old re
former who "resolved and re-resolved,
and died the same," they may secure
action of the legislature.
Briefly stated, the resolutions 'ecom
mend changes in the road law to pro
vide that the township shall be the unit
road district: that the township
may levy a 2-mill tax for road
purposes that the county supervisors
shall levy a 2 mill tax on all propert'y
of the state, to be expended under the
direction of the board, and so far as
practical for the local tax payers and
that all road taxes shall be paid in
State aid, as secured in other states,
was also recommended, and the good
roads movement was endorsed all along
the line.
.District, county and township organ
izations were provided for by the con
vention. With the assistance of county
A closer look into these items in
creases their significance. In three
years the money in circulation has been
enlarged nearly $400.000.000, and
000,000 of the addition is in gold. Ex
ports of manufactured articles in the
last fiscal year footed up $:{3$.667.7!U. or
2S per cent of the total exports of do
mestic products. Our exports are CO
per cent heavier than they were four
years ago. The increase in two years
has been 'Si per cent. Our bridges are
going to Egypt and liurmah, our loco
motives to a dozen countries, and our
agricultural machinery to nearly all
the world. One reason for this is that
the world knows that in all trading out
dollar means JOOc. Bank clearings for
the year ending with last month were
the largest on record. The increase is
111 per cent over the dark Democratic
year of 1S94. It is to be remarked that
the latest figures are the best of all. In
August the exports of iron and suei
manufactures amounted to J12.442.974,
against £Ss,0tJ,!if .ri in the same month last
year. The exports of wuod manufac
tures were larger than in any previous
month, and there were gains alsu in pa
per. tobacco, fibers, indla rubb.-r, glass,
fertilizers, starch, paints, naval stores
and some other articles.
Now let Mr. Bryan, who peresvering
!y invites the country to place him at
the head of affairs, take the witness
stand. Three weeks before the presiden
tial election of 1MKI he said in speech
at Minneapolis: "I repeat that we arc
•n a declining scale: that v.v are going
down, and that under the gold standard
gold will be dearer still, the demand for
gold and every new demand will in
crease the purchasing power of gold
and depress prices." Many voters were
led to believe that in l.sDfi. But in 1S!iS
are they as much impressed as ever
with Bryan's judgment as to the basis
of prosperity in this country? Tn a pre
vious speech during Cleveland's second
administration Bryan declared that the
world could not count on ail addition of
over $46,000,000 a year to its gold coin
or a total of $138,000,000 for the next
three years. The amount really coined
in those three years was $814,704,300
Gold production is more than twici
large as h.e said it could be. What
passes for eloquence in Mr. Bryan may
satisfy some people, but if they want
talk common sense business it is th
part of wisdom to choose some other
"Everybody Is willing to have good
roads, and everybody thinks the move
ment a good one, but with many the
willingness and the wish are not strong
enough yet to induce them to make th'
necessary sacrifices of time and
money," observes the Council Bluffs
Nonpareil. It adds: "It ought not to
be looked upon as a sacrifice, but it is
so considered by many, whereas it Is in
the truest sense an investment and a
profitable one."
The Boone Republican thinks "it is a
wonder that some hysterical patriot
does not start a fund to buy Gen. Shat
ter a new buekboard."
Referring to the meeting of the
of Iowa Municipalities in Des Moines
this week the Davenport Democrat de
clares "that men in touch with the
workings of Jowa cities gather to dis
cuss vital matters is promising of good.
It is almost a pledge that reform will
accompany growth."
"Politics be blowed'—we've had too
much to do this week to think about it,"
exclaims the Mapleton Press, in con
sonance with others.
The Dunlap Reporter believeB "there
is little doubt but Senator Gear will
succeed himself as United States Sen
"Probably the councilmen have pro
vided themselves with lanterns as no
l-I"! I
Can't bluster any
lot to fight now.
gttttiflljf Tim^^fiLejMblitlfn, IDMiallliH' faifc ^.V^afr ^-.yi' •&$t^Pml^M
action was taken tn regard to the pub
lic lighting of the streets," says, the
Armstrong Republican referring to. a
meeting of city fathers.
The Ottumwa Courier observes that
"the millionaires •sVho own the big
yachts seem to And it as hard to raise
the wind on some occasions as the rest
of us."
The Belle Plaine Union notices that
"Gear and Alison are not so old but
that they can make it rather lively for
the youngest senators in congress when
it comes to an argument."
"The spirit manifested in the opening
of the republican campaign is strangely
different from that shown by the demo
cratic speakers and press," says the
Council Bluffs Nonpareil. "It is the
spirit of dignified, thoughtful, dispas
sionate and fearless wisdom and loyal
ty. Instead of epithets the republican
speakers offer facts instead of abuse
they give reason, and the thought of
the intelligent voter is appealed to
rather than his prejudice or his pas
The Eldora Enterprise states that re
cently J. H. Bales bought the Thornton
farm of 240 acres in Providence town
ship consideration, J40 per acre.
Tama Free Press: W. H. Flanders
and Fred Fogg have sold to Frank
Brennecke and A. W. lleald, of Mar
shalltown, the Bail farm of 115 acres,
west of Tama. Consideration, $3,000.
Winterset Madisonian: .A. Warner
hah sold eighty acres of land four miles
south of Winterset for $30 per acre to a
Mr. Palmer, of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Terrll Tribune: The It. F. Miner
farm, six miles northwest of Terril,
was sold a few weeks ago to M. W. At
wood, of Esthervilie, at $32.50 per acre.
It is a quarter section quite well im
Fairfield Ledger: J. A. Beck has pur
chased the Robert Bryan farm of 185
acres, in Fairfield township, seven miles
northwest of this city. It brought $37.50
per acre. Jacob Funck has sold
his farm of eighty acres, in Buchanan
township, five miles northeast of this
city, for $40 per acre. Henry Graby is
the purchaser.
Waterloo Reporter: The first week of
October developed the best real estate
market for many weeks. The transfers
were heavier than for a long time, nnd
the total of $63,178 is about the record
for the year. Town lots exceeded the
$20,000 mark, and land deeds were more
than double that amount. There were
twenty-three town-lot deeds which av
eraged $902. and twelve land deeds that
averaged $3,535.
Traer Star-Clipper: J. T. Findley has
rented his farm of 240 acres, five miles
east of Traer, to Arch Crandall, of Mon
mouth, 111., for one year at a little over
•53.25 per acre. He is a nephew of Mr.
Findley and will move out here the first
of March. John Kober, Jr., who
old his 2S0-acre farm in Oeneseo re
ently, has purchased S. N. West's 120
ncre farm, known as the Snow place,
also in Geneseo, at $43 per acre.
1 »H4
more, Johnny Bull.
Foster, the weather prophet, pre
dicts a cold wave on the 17th. Follow
ing this will be another and the prin
cipal weather event of October. With
two days of October 21 the tempera
ture will go very high on meridian 90
and immediately following this will
ome the most severe cold wave and
blizzard of the month.
Central Iowa is thankful for timely
showers and will welcome more of the
same kind. vV-.S i"'*' 7 oX
A revolutionary proclamation has
been distributed among tne Chinese of
this country. It is in favor of the de
posed emperor of China and calls upon
all Chinese residents here to assist In
his restoration to the throne. Many
Americans would rejoice to see them
offer their personal assistance if it
would take them out of this country.
The British cabinet fear a political
crisis in England growing out of the
trouble with the "duced bores."
While the rest of the country has
b.-en denouncing trusts New Jersey has
had little to say on that subject and has
k'-pt right on sawing wood. Acordlng
to the report of the secretary of state
of New Jersey the trusts have already
this year paid Into the treasury $728,020
in corporation fees. The state is known
as the home of many great corporations
organized by parties from other states.
In the grammer schools of Chicago
the sexes are about even in numbers,
but in the high schools the proportion
is about three girls to one boy. This
discloses a condition that prevails else
where. As the boy advances in years
it Is difl'.rult to keep him at study
while business offers appeal to him.
Oen. Sir Redvers Buller will head the
British column in South Africa, in the
event of war. It might place the con
tending warriors hors de combat to
wrestle with that name, unless the op
posing battalions were led by Gen. Herr
Schneider Schnapps. There's nothing
in a name, however—for a 'graph oper
ator or printer or overburdened proof
Chas. J. CJreene, an Omaha citizen
who has just returned from a three
months' visit in Europe, says in an in
terview: "Of all the places I saw while
abroad, 1 believe Venice made the
greatest impression upon me. For the
man who wants to cast dull care away
forget his burden of business affairs
and literally lay down his ambition
Venice is an ideal spot. It is a city of
irresponsibles. The inhabitants are like
children. They are simple in tastes and
a penny looks as big to them as a $10
gold piece does to the average Ameri
can. Laziness is In the atmosphere. An
American who could not afford to stop
thinking of business struggles any
where else on earth may go to Venice
and forget his troubles. In Berlin
Vienna, Paris and London and others
of the more noted European cities' the
American tourist is more or less awed
by the evidences of power and the
stately grandeur. But In Venice ex
actly the reverse prevails. An Ameri
can, even though be doesn't have a dol
lar in his pocket, feels like he owned
the town. I paid particular attention
to Germany. I observed that the Ger
mans have splendid organization in all
public affairs. Yet they do not appear
to be oppressed by their government.
I sat in a theater box only a short dis
tance from the emperor and I was sur
prised at his everyday, common man
ner. There is nothing pompous about
hini. At the theater he laughs when
ever he feels like it and acts very much
the same as any ordinary civilian."
Passengers on the last steamship to
arrive from Venezuela say that Geta.
Castro, at the head of the revolution
ists, has in his army 300 female war
riors mounted on ponies and armed
with lances and machetes. And these
are real amazons, too, since they come
from the headwaters of the Amazon.
A serial story now' running in the
editorial columns of the Des Moines
Leader, entitled "Senator Allison's Mis
takes," promises to take its rank in lit
ertaure as a superb piece of fiction, but
will hardly prove popular with the
voters of Iowa.
A Washington writer considers that
Governor Roosevelt's acceptance of the
Invitation to visit Nebraska, his inau
guration of the Ohio campaign and his
intention to also appear before the
Maryland republicans indicate his in
tense desire to figure prominently in the
public eye. This writer avers that "his
activity is part of the program by
which he hopes to secure the nomina
tlon for the vice presidency next year,
His ambition to be placed on the ticket 1
with McKinley is no longer disguised.
Senator Allison has succeeded In
drawing the fire of the enemy by his
plain, unanswerable presentation of the
Philippine question. Every gun of the
ppositlon seems to have been centered
on him. His remarks must have hurt
the "antis."
A Word to Mothers.
Mothers of children affected with
croup or a severe cold need not hesitate
to administer Chamberlain's Coubh
Remedy. It contains no opiate or nar
cotic in any form and may be given as
confidently to the babe as to an adult.
The great success that has attended its
use in the treatement of colds and croup
has won for It the approval and praise
it has received throught the United
States and in many foreign lands. For
sale by druggists.
Tell your sister a beautiful complex
ion is an impossibility without good
pure blood, the sort that only exists in
connection with good digestion, a
healthy liver and bowels. Karl's Clover
Root Tea acts directly on the bowels,
liver and kidneys, 1. eping them in per
fect health. Price 2" cents and 50 cents.
Bold by McBride & Will Drug Co.
Springfield, III.—The Rev. J. A. Mars
ten, of Owensvilie, Ind., was arrested
here on a charge of using the mails for
purposes of fraud. He collected money
for the Red Cross Society, it is said,
but failed to forward it.
He will have the New York delegation,
and during his visit west he will, un- 3
doubtedly, lay t^e wires for delegations
from that section. Mr. Hobart's decli
nation of a renominatlon may already
be accepted as certain. His present
state of health is such as to preclude
his continuance in public life, and the
labors of another campaign would be
apt to result ^seriously. Roosevelt is a
more Intense and conspicuous political
factor than usually figures In the vice
presidency. He is an ardent republican I
of the best and most progressive type.
and an active and able state executive
and a clean and high-minded public
man. He would make a conspicuous
candidate and a useful vice president.
So the falling of the hair tells
or the approach of age and
declining power.
No matter how barren the tree
nor how leafless it may seem,
you confidently expect leaves
again. And why?
Because there is life at the
So you need not worry about
the falling of your hair, the
threatened departure of youth
and beauty. And why?
Because if there is a spark of
life remaining in the roots of
will arouse it into healthy activ
ity. The hair ceases to come
out: it begins to grow: and the
glory of your youth is restored
to you.
we have a book on the Hair
and its Diseases. It is free.
Tbm Bmat iUMom
It you do not obtain fcll the benefit*
you expected from th» aM oi Iba Visor,
write the doctor about It- Probably
there some difflcultr wltb TOUT gen
•r»l tjrrtem .which may be c-aily
K^MKaSWS^ fjr.
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H11 111 iii
Our V,g shipments do no look as if the druggists
had shut off our supply. Here is where you can save
16c on each dollar's worth of drugs and medicines you
Just received two gross Payne's Celery Compound sold
everywhere for $(.00, our price every day in the week,
jjj Just received one gross Lydia Pinkham's Compound, sells
everywhere at $1.00 our price
Just received one gross McElree's Wine of Cardu, sells
everywhere at $1.00 our price
Just received one gross King's New Discovery, $J.00 size,
our price
Just received one gross King's New Discovery, 50c size, our
Received last week one carload of the famous No. 800
Wire Spring, the only spring manufactured that makes,
a perfect bed and is perfectly noiseless*
One car load of assorted mattresses of all kinds from
the cheap to the very finest made, and prices way down
from $1.75 to $30.00.
Something specially fine in the Laminated Cotton
Mattress, light as feathers.
J.D. Seefcerger,
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84c 1
84c i|
Iron, Steel, Nails, Glass,
Wagon Stock, Axles, Fence Wire, Circular Saws, Tinners' Stock.
Marshalltown Grocery Co.,
Quick Shipments. 209 to 1
eattotactory Servlo*. Market Street.

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