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Sudden Deaths.
There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous because so decep
tive. Many sudden
deaths are caused
by it—heart dis
tse, pneumonia,
art failure or
apoplexy are often
the res
result of kid'
riey disease. If
kidney trouble is
allowed to advance
ed blsod will at
tack the vital organs, causing catarrh ot
the bladder, or the kidneys themselves
break down and waste away cell by cell.
Bladder troubles almost always result
from a derangement of the kidneys and
a cure is obtained quickest by a proper
treatment of the kianeys. If you are feel
iug badly you can make 110 mistake by
taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and blac.der remedy.
It corrects inability to hold urine and
scalding pain in passing it, and over
comes that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to go often through the day,
and to get up many timesi during the
ight. The mild and the extraordinary
effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized.
It stands the highest for its wonderful
cures of the most distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
sold by all druggists in lifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles. You may have a
sample bottle of this wonderful new dis
covery and a book that tells all about it,
both sent free by mail. Address, Dr. Kil
mer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. Wheu
tutting mention reading this generous
offer in this paper. Don't make any
mistake, but rememberthe name, Swamp
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the
address, Binghamton, N. Y., on every
FALL OF 1908
From now until inventory
—Feb. st, 908—we of
fer twenty per cent (20
per cent) reduction on all
liHard Coal, Soft Coal, and
^Wood Heating Stoves
•iWe have on hand from
r® %ie Urge Stewart Hard
I 'Coal Burner, price $55.
^discount $IJ, net $44—
jto the Salamander Wood
^Burner. $2.50/ discount
50c, net $2. ,v
•We offer these extreme
values to move about 30
stoves previous to inven
tory. Our stock of Oak
Hesters is well assorted
sizes from 14 inch to
20 inch fire pots. This
extreme low price places
these stoves from $10 to
$16 net.
These values are better
appreciated if you call and
inspect the line. ..
The New Year
The New Year comes with
real good cheer and bright
prospects to the man or
woman with a Bank Ac
If you arts contemplating
opening an account or
making new banking con
nections, we cordially in*
vlte you to call and inspect
the Safety, Equipment and
Conveniences of tha City
National Bank.
Interest Paid
On Savings Accounts.
Capital $100,000.00.
Surplus and Undivided
Profits $60,000.00.
r. B. F. Kierulff's

Treats aff diseases of tha
Eye Ear. Nose Throat
3 104 East Main. New 'Phone, 314.
Transient Rooms
L-^Jand Hotel
#^WILLIAM H. DAVIS, Proprietor.
Employment Agency.
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Published Dally By The
One year by mall $5.00
By the month by mail 5
Delivered by carrier by the month. .60
Rural route edition per year 4.00
Entered at tlie postofflce at Marshall
town as second clasB mail matter.
R. J. Shannon, Manager, Brunswick
building, New York, N. Y.
|THERE wa« it. dear, that we met
For surely we met in an an
cient time
Perhaps 'twas a thousand
years or more.
In some faroff star or allien clime.
Was I a rower In Cleopatra's barge
And yoxi the ijialden who held her fan.
Or were you a lady at Noro's court
And 1 slave at your bidding- ran?
Perhaps 'twas later—in Ixjuis' time—
We met at Versailles, 'neath the aunny
Where Montespan's sight and Malntenon'i
Weru naught to the light of your aoft,
sweet eyes.
It might have heen in the forest's shade
I paused and landed my bark canoe,
And you were a dark eyed Indian maid
And I was your Hiawatha true.
What matter? We niot and life was rweet
We loved and parted and died. Who
shall say?
And I've come back to earth Just to find
you. my sweet.
To love you again in this new fashioned
Today as we pass on the busy street
Do you remember the time we met?
And are you guessing where we shall meet
When we shall die and the world forget?
—Margaret Hobson.
The gossips at Washington have it
that Secretary Shaw believes lie can
capture the Iowa delegation for pres
ident, and that Jie is much inclined to
make the fight. There is much on
Which to base hopes of this character,
and Shaw is jnot the kind of a poli
tician not to see his advantage when it
appears. About five of the eleven con
gressional districts will be controlled
by the standpatters and there is al
ways a fighting chance for one more
such is the factional alignment In
Iowa by districts. Thus, witl^ five dis
tricts he could count on ten out of
twenty-six delegates. Then there is'th"
harmony racket that could be worked
to give two delegates at large to the
progressives and 'two to the antis,
making twelve for Shaw. But, ort a
fight, if six districts could be car
ried by the antis, Shaw would get
twelve delegates, plus the four at
large, or sixteen out of twenty-six, so
it is little wonder that he hopes on in
spite of discouragement.
Of course, the antis are nominally
for Taft just now. They are even
claiming the front seat on the ground
that they got there iirst, but Mr. Shaw
knows that were power assured a
candidate like Taft would not last
over night with delegates controlled
either from the United States senate
or from Burlington. Four years ago
Iowa sent a Roosevelt delegation of
this kind to. Chicago. Two United
States senators, Governor Cummins
and Blythe were the delegates at large.
They took Cummins along to laugh at
and they enjoyed the sport immensely.
They voted for Roosevelt all right, but
Mr. Blythe made himself the Iowa
member on the resolutions committee
and when the Roosevelt platform came
up he voted Iowa against it along with
the railroad ridden states of Pennsyl
vania, California, and Wyoming. Cum
mins shouted himself hoarse but all the
rest laughed and thought it great fun.
No wonder Shaw sees hope. He
knows that the Taft movement Is less
than skin deep in the parts of Iowa
which he would claim and it seems to
him political cowardice not to make a
fight for that which appears possible.
Shaw is a shrewd gentleman, else he
would not be president of a multi-mil
lianaire bank with his home in New
York City, while retaining political
residence in Iowa, He can almost name
now the districts and the newspapers
and the Influential men that he could
claim for support if he should try and
so can the Times-Republican.
Two months of heavy skies, dark
days, threatening clouds and occa
sional peals of thunder in the business
atmosphere have passed and the sun
is shining again. It is actually shin
ing, for there is no mistake about It.
New York has a surplus of currency.
She has ceased to dra%v on Europe ani
the high rates asked for gold are be
ing reduced in France and England.
The pew west can get all tihe currency
it needs. The last bank statement for
the United States showed an exces
sive holding of currency in the re
serves. The banks as a whole are ac
tually rich. Now comes word from
the money centers that there is a de
mand again for commercial paper.
This means in plain language that
legitimate business enterprises of im
porting, jobbing and manufacturing
can borrow money at the banks once
again. In the west the first of March
Is approaching. On that day the land
transfers will have been liquidated and
after that there will be a loosening upj
all along the line. Livestock is moving
to market now and cattle paper is be
ing paid. Back east, the big. mills are
resuming every day with their thou
sands of employes. "When the pay
cheeks can be exchanged for pork
again in uninterrupted volume the
prtce of hogs at the stockyards will
advance, the hogs will begin to move
to market and the money How hack
east again for pianos, rugs, carpels,
furniture and curtains. The blockade
has been removed. The commercial
son 1s shinine: and it promises to be a
pleasant day. I^et's all cheer up. Gi't
In a new serial story, "The Fighting
Chance," the opening chapters of
which are to appear in the columns
of the Times-Republican Wednesday,
the brilliant author gives something
more than a glimpse into New York
society and its devious ways. The
story is from the pen of Robert W.
Chambers, and in his picture of New
York's aristocracy he makes clear that
which the common, substantial
The story also deals with questions
of heredity, the hero descending from a
long line of dissipated forefathers and
the heroine's mother and grandmother
having been fickle in their love af
fairs. Siward. the hero, makes a long
fight against his appetite and only
wins when the girl he loves concludes
to forego the position of power in the
social world to which she can attain
only thru a more powerful matrimon
ial alliance. Financial and social In
trigue make the story one of Intense
Interest from the first to last chapter.
"Fingy" Conners, chairman of the
democratic state committee, has in
vented a slogan which he says would
sweep Governor Johnson Into the
White House if the democratic na
tional convention would name Johnson
for president. 'From the Wash tub to
the White House' would be a winning
battle cry,'" said Mr. Conners Satur
day. "How would.they beat the dem
ocrats if we had that for a campaign
cry, 'From the Washtub to the White
The main objection to the proposed
currency reform is that Senator Aid
rich proposed it. The country at large
has no confidence in Senator Aldrich
but how many man are willing to see
that senators are sent to Washington
who are able and willing to fight the
Aldrich class of statesmen.
Wonder is expressed that the general
fire loss of the country in 1907 should
exceed all other years except those of
the Chicago fire, the Baltimore fire and
the San Francisco earthquake, but
was not 1907 a year of liquidation?
Davenport voted down the commis
sion plan of government, her saloon
vote going solidly against it. Now why
was that
Business is reviving. The patient is
on the mend. It all depends upon the
crops as to whether we have recovery
or relapse. Look to your seed corn.
The Pubuque Times says that the
state central committee based its ap
portionment of delegates upon the vote
for governor so as to punish the coun
ties whose republicans bolted Cum
mins. Could it not possibly have been
done because the apportionments of the
past have been based on the vote for
Better than a million and -a half of
New York's population live in flats and
the passengers who ride on street and
subway railroads of that city in one
day number more than ride on all the
steam roads in the United States in a
single day. Who wants to live in a
city .anyway? Do people really live
when' in a city?
Wife—What do you mean by bring
ing those muddy feet in here?
Husband—'Scuse me, m'dear, (hie)
didn' have any othersh 'tbring. Had
hard time gettin' theesh in.—Bohemian.
The immigration problem is about
to settle Itself. Letters home to their
cousins from immigrants here are tell
ing of mills closing down.
The tobacco farmers of Kentucky
have formed a union and in order to
compel all farmers to join the union
they have entertainment committees
which burn barns and shoot into the
houses of non-union farmers. They
are called night riders. Human na
ture in Chicago is not so much differ
ent than in Kentucky, when a class is
hard pressed in the industrial strug
"Marriage," remarked the morallzer,
"Is a lottery."
"Yes," rejoined the demoralizer: "but
It's one of the games of chance tfyat
clergymen do not try to discourage."
—Philadelphia Inquirer.
If we were sure that Taft would be
nominated on the first ballot it would
n't make any difference who went to
the national convention from Iowa but
suppose he wasn't? Would Iowa re
publicans like to see Mr. Blythe of
Burlington voting the delegation as ho
did four years ago?
The renting of wedding outfits is a
prominent industry in France here
they buy furniture on the installment
The Sioux City Journal now wails
about the disfranchisement of the Sec
ond district in the state committee be
cause the law prohibited the Second
,iQZ&vtl«•*• 5 V*V.-" *'. *-^.:i'V'A -v "'-^v1' ,?• Yf wfe'N *r9Hp«g^
have heretofore suspected.
In this story, \vhlch excels in liter
ary effectiveness, Chambers has de
picted with fidelity the strenuous life
of the wealthy residents of the me
tropolis not only for more riches, but
for egress into the circles of the so
called "Four-Hundred." and the vari
ous paths by which such ambitions
are gratified.
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district being represent-d by a proxy.
The committee should have repealed
the statute in order to please the
Journal, but then, what's the use?
Strange isn't it'.' You can now get
all the curreney
"Even a man of good intentions can
not escape the malicious tongue of
politicians," says the Cedar Falls Ga
zette. "Some are now asserting that
Byers has his eye 011 the senatorial
toga of Senator Uolliver. In the first
place it is by no means presumptions
for such a man to aspire to the posi
tion, but to Intimate that his present
actions are influenced by such a hope
is an injustice to Byers and is by no
means a credit to those casting the re
"Again, we ask thoughtful men, In
telligent men, no matter of what par
ty, lor money knows 110 party, what
do you think of this plan to make
railroad bonds the securities for the
bank notes on which you base your
business transactions?" is the con
eluding Interrogatory of the Sioux City
In order that It may not be forgot
ten In Davenport, the Democrat ex
plains: "It was Governor Cummins
who made Attorney General Byers
temporary chairman of the first repub
lican state convention to be held this
year. The fortunes of these two men
are linked—for better or for worse."
"J. W. Blythe does not seem to be
worrying very much after all, does
he?" says the Hampton Chronicle. "He
seems to be getting that $20,000 a year
salary from the Burlington railroad no
matter who is governor. Blythe never
was a spring chicken, anyway."
The Sac Sun says that If the lieuten
ant governorship were to be bestowed
on personal grounds, It would do as
much for Murphy as for any man who
might be mentioned for the office. But
it has political objections. "It must
be taken into consideration." says the
Sun, 'that the lieutenant governor ap
points the committees of the state sen
ate, and in state affairs Mr. Murphy
and the progressives have not been in
accord. He has been opposed to direct
primaries, and has been very conser
vative on the matter of regulating the
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Tinws-ltepnMtean, IMaxshalltowit. JxmRi fararaxs 14 1903
arc eut tied to at
any bank and you don seem to want
it as badly as you did. ish some
thing could be done to remove that
ever present limitation on deposits.
There's the real rub.
The police force of Atlanta are com
menting that only half the number of
arrests are being made under prohi
bition as were made upon file same
days of the year previous and hard
ly any are for the offense of drunk
enness. Georgia has gone prohibition
in dead earnest.
The Cedar Itapids Gazette calls at
tention to its 25th birthday, if noth
ing had been said the Gazette would
have passed for SO in wisdom, afflu
ence, influence and force.
Burlington saloon keepers are of the
opinion that the mulct law should
contain some provision against the
cashing of checks," says the Bur
lington Gazette.
I- 1 lrn
Montezuma, Jan. 14.—There is, and
has been, much talk concerning the so-^
called Galveston plan of city govern
ment. Des Moines is going to try the
experiment. In a recent magazine ar
ticle Mr. Whitlock so clearly gives his
readers full information concerning It.
that it is reproduced in this column.
Mi. Whitlock dwells especially upm
the charter adopted by Des Moines,
w:iich he describes as "thie most dem
ocratic of arj city In America." We
"The Galveston plan is simple. Fdur
commissioners i^re electol by the peo
ple, and these four are the or.ly of
ficials elected. In these are centered
all powers—they are mayor, council,
and all the boards put together. They
are responsible to the people, and to
the people'alone. Among these the ad
ministrative work is distributed.
"Des Moines has gone ahead of Gal
veston she has all that Galveston has
—so far as charters go—and more:
she has a system that Is far more
democratic, far more radical than Gal
veston, or any other city In the United
States, for that matter. Des Moines
has abolished wards and boards, and
all that, and has a commission like
Galveston, in which the legislative, ad
ministrative, and executive functions
are all centered but she has other
things, more democratic things. She
has the recall, the initiative and refer
endum, including the compulsory ref
erence of all franchises to the people.
This is the great achievement of Des
MoineS here, at last, is a chance for
real democracy. If the board passes
an ordinance which is not to the sat
isfaction of the people, they can com
pel Its reference to them: they can
vote on it, and either a.pprove or dis
approve it. This is the veto power re
tained by the people themselves—far
better than the veto power in the
hands of a mayor, or even of a gover
nor. The people, too, if the board will
not pass such legislation as the people
want, can themselves initiate such
legislation this is the old New Eng
land town meeting on a large scale
and if any of the commissioners is
faithless to his duty or his trust', the
people may recall him: that is, remove
and discharge him—far better and
safer and more democratic than to
have the removal power in the hands
of a governor
"Another provision, and perhaps the
most important, in the Des Moines
charter is that which provides for non
partizan nominations and elections of
municipal officers. Out there they
have adopted and incorporated into
their charter Golden Rule Jones' prin
ciple that a city official should be
chosen with reference to his views on
city questions, and not on state or na
tional questions. The party system,
carried down Into the cities, has been
the real bulwark of municipal corrup
tion and inefficiency. A pa.rty boss
will subscribe to any view on the tar
iff, provided you permit him to tell you
whom to vote for. Party bosses and
party machines and franchise corpora
tions and all their pitiful parasites
have long, In reality, been non-par
tlzan now that the people are becom­
ing non-parti/an,' they will come Into
their own."
Again he says:
"The Des Moittea plan seems to me
defective In one way, and that Is that
by it men have to become candidates
themselves, and this Is not altogether
In the spirit of real democracy. The
people should propose their own nom
inees by petition: but Ute Des JVloines
plan In recognizing the principle of
non-panUsanshlp In municipal affairs
has struck the key-note of real re
And the city of Des Moines at this
writing is having trouble from this
very defect. They are In great dan
ger of not getting" the beat men to
run for the offices.
The ignorance of the general public
or to state it another way, the little
we know of many business enterprises
in Iowa, was well illustrated ithe other
day wthen the writer met a traveling
man who represents a banking institu
tion, that makes an almost exclusive
•business In dealing In "horse paper."
This man's business was all along the
line of finding out If the offered notes
were good and likely to be paid. It
seoms that the big importers of horses
need .much money, I. e„ borrowed imon
ey in their business. They have to
pay cash for what they buy and al
njost Invariably sell on time. This
htgili priced imported pedigreed stock
of horses Is generally sold to an as
sociation of fanners. Such men give
their joint and several notes for say
a $3,000 stallion. They go Into such a
deal expecting such & horse to pay for
himself by his service. And he fre
quently, one can almost say generally,
does. We have importers in Iowa who
bring in every year hundreds of these
horses, and sell them all over the
west. Tihey take these farmers' notes
and somebody has to discount them, or
take .them as collateral for money ad
vanced. And this business Is so large
that this bank, a private one, has thou
sands of dollars invested. Another pe
culiar feature of this business is this:
These importers sell a stallion to, say
twenty farmers, taking .their notes as
mentioned. Perhaps these twenty far
mers agree to pay $4,000 for a war
ranted horse. But occasionally such
a horse is of little or no use for breed
ing purposes. This, however, .is not
known for a year or so after the deal
is made. At the end of the year this
horse is worth not $4,000, perhaps not
$400. Sometimes these buyers will take
another horse. A new price for the ex
change has to be arranged. Something
has to be -done with the first one. He's
worth something, but how much? All
of this has, to be fixed up by the
traveling man for the bank that deals
in "horse paper." This man travels
the year 'round and earns his salary.
An Insiduous Danger.
One of the worst features of kidney
trouble is that it is an insiduous dis
ease and before the victim realizes his
danger he may have a fatal malady.
Take Foley's Kidney Cure at the first
sign of trouble as it corrects irregu
larities and prevents Bright's disease
and diabetes. McBride & Will Drug

Donnelt in St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Iowa Newspapers
CCidar Rapids Gazette)
The Fort Dodge Messenger publishes
a timely editorial on "Honest Debts."
Of course ithe term "honest debts," is
a somewhat redunds.nt expression. A
debt that Is not honest is not really a
debt. But what the Messenger gets at
is that every man ougiht to pay his
debts, or make a heroic effort to pay
them. And he ought to pay them
Just as soon as he can do so.
Every business inian will tell you,
unless he does a sitrictly cash busi
ness, that bad debts are one of the
worst things he lias to contend with.
A .merchant is entitled to pay for the
goods he sells, and within a reason
able time after the purchase is made,
just as much as a man working on a
salary or for .wages, is entitled to re
ceive his wages. And yet many a busi
ness man Is harassed because some of
his customers neglect to pay for the
things they have purchased.
If everybody, that could, would pay
their debts, and as soon as they could
pay them, all customers would profit.
The bad debt would practical!^ disap
pear, and mwchmts could reduce
prices, giving all customers tihe bene
fit. The man who pays his debts must
also pay the bills the man who does
not pay, for the business man figures
he .must make a certain per cent on
his investment, ard unless he has
added enough to the selling price of
his goods to cover ithe bad debts, he
does business at a loss. He doesn't
figure to do business at a loss.
It is an undenlatle fact that there is
more going into c!ebt Chan Is neces
sary or even excusable. More people
could pay as they go, i'f they would
only do so. The individual who buys
only those things for which he can
pay cash, or for which he can pay in
full when he drawsi his salary, will not,
as a rule, be ithe one who is "broke"
when the proverbial and generally in
evitable rainy day comes. It is all
right to go in debt for homes, or for
some other things that retain their
value, but the indiscriminate running
in debt for thing.1! thait can be done
without, is inexcusable.
Pay your debts as fast as you can
and pay as you go. Then when you
need credit, when you are In tem
porary financial straits, many there
will bo who will 'be willing, yes, anx
ious to extend credit.
Rare Freak of Plant Nature.
G. Manful, a Gsttysburg (S. D.) gar
dener. has In bis possession a rare
in plaut uature. It is a cabbage
stump from whi:h the original bead
had boeu cut away. From the stump
a seed sboot had sprung up to a height
of fifteen inches, and around this bad
grown lu the I'onn of a coue twenty
six little heads of cabbage, each per
fect in itself, says a Gettysburg spe
cial dispatch to the Cincinnati Com
mercial Tribune. The little cabbage:',
vary in si?.e from that of a baseball a!
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The only baking powder
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Cream of Tartar
No Alum, No Lime Phosphate
Inexpensive Brick Cottagei.
Simplicity of Design and Good Proportions Its Features.
Estimated Cost, $1,600.
Copyrltfht. 1007. by Ceonfe W. Payne ty Son. Carthsfc, IlL
II /3t*/S
What You Want
'in case of loss of employment,
sickness etc., is a handful of
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sure way is to put it In our hands
until you need it and we will pay
you for the privilege of caring
for it.
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Open Saturday evenings 6:30 to 8
Justice of the Peacc,
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The brick cottage here Illustrated is the residence of Mr.
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of moderate means. It has seven fair sized rooms, four of them 'ledrooms.
The bedrooms have plenty of closet room, and there is a good big storeroom
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shingles. The interior is trimmed in pine. The estimated cost Is $1,600.
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'Ph ..
Burn better coal, get
the largest percentage
of combustibles and
therein the warmth and
comfort thereby attained
Acorn Chunk Coal
Gives the results desir
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Brown Fuel and Lime
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So. 3d Ave
Surety Bonds Notary Publio
Insurance Written In Leading. Com'*
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OVER LaShelle's Ciear Store
Marshalltown, Iowa,

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