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JBntereAae second olan matter at the
j. Congressional Convention.
The Democrats of the Eighth Congressional
IMstrlct will meet in delegate convention at
Corning. Iowa, on Wednesday, July 18tlj. at
10:30 for the purpose of nominating a candi
date tor congress and for the tar nsaction of
such other business as may properly come be
fore the convention. All voters in sympathy
with the demooratlc platform and in favor of
Wm. J. Bryan for president are oordially in
vited to take part in the county conventions
for the selection of delegates:
The ratio of representation by counties is as
Clarke 9
Decatur J2
Taylor }y
J, F. McGintv.
Chairman Congressional Committee.
A. \V. Maxwbix,Secretary.
Every plank of the Kansas City con
vention is a gem. v:•••*
New York, Maryland and Kentucky
tire sure democratic states this year.
f'JKgppg ____________
It's Bryan and Stevenson—with the
Accent placed on both for sure winners.
The trouble is you cannot remember
the Maine now without remembering
Neeley too.
lt was a mighty good thing that the
men of 1776 were not afraid to "embit
ter England."
A choice between democracy and
pubiicanism this year is a choice
tween the republic and an empire.
There were no soreheads went home
from the Kansas City convention. Har
mony prevailed and everybody is hap
py. ....
The ticket, platform, and harmony
evolved from tile Kansas City conven
tion is goi ii# to make anna's fSO^pOO,
OOOsluah fund look like30cents,
it comeiB to genuine enthusiasm
there was more of it in a single session
at Kansas City than during the entire
three days of the Philadelphia conven
tion. ~b===-s==bb==ss
Jniperialispi, militarism, truBtisda,sub
sidy ism and toryism will soon give way
to plaip Americanism- tB other jrords
democracy and the people aie going to
win this year, a
J3ven the taciturn and phlegmatic
liicbaid Croker was moved by the Ni
agara of enthusiasm until he shouted
and waved the American flag like an
impetuous school boy.
The Declaration of Independence was
a winning platform in the last quarter of
the eighteenth century and it has lost
none of its merits in this last year of
the nineteenth century.
Shove along a little please, and make
way for others. Webster Davis and
8enator Talbot are not the only repub
licans who have seen a great light with
in the last few months.
Americanism is anti-imperialisin, Im
perialism is anti-American. Bryan
stands for Americanism, McKinley for
imperialism. In which alignment do
you stand for the battle of 19007
It now becomes the first duty of every
American to protect the republic from
the plotters for empire and to remove
the conspirators from posts where they
bav%^flifer dangerous to the republic.
Whateyer differences may have exist
ed concerning the Kansas City platform
they were fought out and settled in the
committee* room. This is in marked
contrast to the Philadelphia platform.
There the differences were "driveled out
-,,of the-platform" for a consideration.
The prophet of the Leon Journal has
been prophesying for many years, but
heretofore has failed to have his
Visions come true. But at last he is ret
warded. In last week's issue he claims
to have predicted seyeral months ago
that Bryan would be nominated. And
strange to relate, Bryan did capture the
nomination and the Journal prophet
has established anew reputation.
No better choice of a candidate for
second place on the national demo
cratic ticket could have been made
than that of Adlai E. Stevenson, The
American people know him well He
had served in the office for which he
now stands (or four years and the
American people said "well done, good
and faithful servant." He is a safe
and conservative man and one for
.jrboni every democrat and liberal re
publican can vote.
The issue between the democratic and
the republican parties is completely
joined even though the democratic nom
inee for vice-president is yet unnamed.
No selection is possible which can
change or alter the political attitude
which Bryan and the platform adopted
to-day express.
Democracy is open and outspoken in
its declarations. The platform and the
candidate alike speak of definite pur
poses and positive politics, leaying no
voter a chance to doubt the aims of the
one or the sincerity of the other. Sel
dom indeed has a presidential candidate
so completely dominated the actions of
a national convention or shaped its
platform so entirely to meet the dictates
of his personal judgment.
Nor is it often that a great party
singles out any one issue in a presi
dential campaign as the dominant and
paramount question as was done in the
virile denunciation of imperialism which
awoke the enthusiastic approval of the
Kansas City convention to-day. With a
candidate unanimously nominated and
the paramount issue of American poli
tics designated with the same unanimi
ty, the dembcratic door is opened wide
to all who are democrats, whether they
acknowledge the name or simply sub*
scribe to the great principles for which
it stands.
Mr. Bryan is as frank as the platform
itself in his expressions upon this domi
nant issue of to-day. He recognizesthat
it overshadows every other question in
Which the people have concern and
threatens the very life of the nation.
Republican orators will not be able to
dodge the issue and from to-day until
the polls are opened in Noyember the
aggressive and militant democracy will
press the fight vigorously and unitedly.
The keynote of the campaign rings out
so clear and true in the very beginning
of the platform that there is no reason
to wonder it was received with such
jubilant .enthusiasm by the excited dele
There can be no mistaking the signifi
cance of yesterday's events. Democrats
mean to sink all minor di 'erences in the
face of the great peril imperialism in
volves. Other ills we may endure for a
time, but this, that strikes at our vitals,
we must put down at once if~at all.
In the eflort to do so democrats are
once more united, with single mind and
common purpose.—45t, Louis Republic,
As a whole the Kansas City platform
is a noble democratic deliverance by a
grand democratic council.
The convention was democratic, not
populist communist or any such
thing. Its platform is in nearly every
particular'soundly democratic.
It iB for expansion wherever and just
as far as expansion is compatible with
the incorporation'of added peoples into
our national life under the constitu
It is for expansion whereyer expan
sion is possible without doing violence
to the soul of the republic as expressed
in the Declaration of Independence or
imparting into our body politic the
seeds of its dissolution.
But it is for the republic first and for
ever. It is for expansion of the repub
lic, not out of the republic.
It is for the true Monroe doctrine—no
extension of European power' or mon
archist institutions in the western hem
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
It is for free civil government, not
for militarism nor for any mode of des
potism no matter under what pretense
or benevolence or what Satanic tempta
tion of greed.
is opposed to private monopoly
and extortion and to a tariff system or
any system of government favoritism
which shelters extortionate
like every true American from Jeffer
son to Lincoln and from Lincoln to the
democrats of 1900, it believes in liberty
and the right of self-government not
for Americans alone, not for Anglo?
Saxons alone, but for civilised men
everywhere and of all races,
ftOVAL ttAttfWtt powoew CO., NEW VOWW.
That is the democratic platform, and
every intelligent, just and generous
American can stand on it before all the
world.—Chicago Chronicle.
Bryan has again demonstrated that
he would rather be right than president
Don't Stop
taking Scott's Emulsion be
cause it's warm weather.
Keep taking It until you'are
It wtfl heal your longs And
give you rich blood in sum
mer as in winter. It's cod
fit oil made easy.
iS0c.«ad» I.s Alt driisilus,
The republican platform, like the
convention that promulgated it, is
lacking in spontaneity. There is not a
sentence in the laboriously edited doc
ument that moves the reader or stirs
his blood. The choice bit of humor
of the convention is to be found in
this paragraph:
"We commend the policy of the re
publican party in maintaining the ef
ficiency of the civil service. The ad
ministration has acted wisely in its
efforts to secure for public service in
Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the
Philippine Islands only those whose
fitness has been determined by train
ing and experience."
8hades of Neeley and.Bristow!—Evans
ville Courier. ....
Although the platform* of both the
parties declare opposition 'to trusts, a
mere comparison of the planks, is suffi
cient to show the earnestness in the one
and the equivocation in the other.
'We favor such legislation as will ef
fectually restrain and prevent all such
abuses," says the republican platform
regarding trust*. There are more
words, but this is the substance sum
marized. No remedy is offered. All
the platform promises is a continuation
of the policy which has accomplished
nothing but a further multiplication of
trusts during the last four years.
The democratic platform offers a dras
tic solution of the question and states
the way in which the solution may be
reached. "Tariff laws should beamend
ed.by putting the products of the trusts
upon the free list to prevent monopoly
under the plea ot protection," the plat
form says.
This remedy alone will do away with
all those trusts which have their origin
in tariff protection. This course would
letin upon the truste the competition ol
entkept oat by the tiHfl.
Other remedies, aip suggested' tor
Bailing trusts which, like the Standard
Oil and the Beef Trust, are not depend^
ent on the tariff. Publicity as to the
aflairs of corporations and "the use'of
the whole constitutional power of Con
gress over interstate commerce, the
mails and all other modeB of interstate
communication'' Are the remedies.
Here is a course which promises re
sults. There is no bare suggestion of
legislation, but a distinct outline of the
kind of legislation proposed.
With the conclusion of the labors of
the Kansas City convention comes the
summons for the democratic hosts of
the country to gird up their loins and
get ready Tor the battle.
The gage thrown down by the repub
licans at Philadelphia has been taken
up by the democratic national conven
tion. The signal for the charge is
sounding all along the line from the
pines of Maine to the magnolias of
Louisiana and from the Cascades to the
shores of Virginia.
The advance already begun indicates
that the embattled democracy is moving
to the attack with the fervor of patriot
ism burning in i's veins and with those
invocations to success, "a just cause'.'
and "a righteous quarrel" blazoned up
ori its banners..
Hot alone does the grana army of
democracy take up the march. Its
allies, the populists, the silver republi
cans, and the thousands of liberty-lov
ing republicans disgusted with Hanna
ism and all it implies and all it entails,
are keeping steg. tft the music of the
Kansas City platform. They will unite
to drive from the nests of officialdom
the foul birds of imperialism, of trusts,
of militarism, of protection and pro
British flunkeyism that- have defiled,
degraded and disgraced the temple of
our government.
"Harmony" is the watchword, "or
gani*atiou" is the slogan, "the republic
against the en»p}feT is the shibboieth,
"equal rig^to§all= and special privi
leges to ntiip"''if the rallying ory of
tUSse alUeSi banded together for the
delivtoraAoe of their country -from the
thrall of an usurping greed, from j^te
violation of our organic law, from tbe.
curse of militarism, from the tyranny of
imperialism, and from the other oppres
sive evils that the fepnt^^tn- party|
under Hanna and McKinley lifts fasten
ed upon the nation.
The. tide of battle is rising. Ere it
rolls away, the cause of the people will
haye triumphed. The right will juwe
0onqnered.—Kansis City Times.
6 4,'. W-
The 160,000 employes of the mills in
and (bout Pittsburg wbe have beoi
thrown out of work during the-past ten
days might find considerable solace
'dtuifi thrir etfoNtd vsdation in read
tng the prosperity planl of the g. o. p.
I^stforap*. .z---
What an administration organ calls
"the basic features of the jilatform"
adopted by the republics convention
at Philadelphia include the follow
A plank favoring such
trusts "as will effect
abuses liable to arise fro
.lation on
ph condi
This plank was drawn iy a sub com
mittee on resolutions, Senator Joseph B,
Foraker of Ohio, chairman. Foraker is
counsel for the Continental Tobacco
company, better known as the Plug
Tobacco trust. A few weeks ago he
left bis seat in the senate in the midst
ot important business to go to Colum
bus, Ohio, and defend his client in an
action brought to annul its charter.
In his address to the courj, the senator
went so tar outside his brief as to de
fend all trusts, as not necessarily ben
eficient but a "necessary evolution of
business conditions." His rejoinder to
criticism was, "What are you going to
do about it?" He admitted that labor
often suffered from the trust combina
tion, but added with a sneer that this
was "only an incident."
Other members of the sub-committee
Fairbanks, of Indiana, railroad and
corporation lawyer.
Madden, of Illinois, stone trust
The platform was submitted to
convention opened and dominated by
Hanna, Ohio, shipping and steel trusts
and presided over successively by Wol
cott, Colorado, counsel U. & R. (i. R.
and numerous .street car and other cor
porate interests.
Lodge, Massachusetts, railroad and
corporation lawyer.
Such a committee and such a con
vention are, of course, competent to
shape an anti-trust policy that will be
entirely satisfactory—to the trusts.
The American people want none of
In seventeen months the whole im
port of Manila .(Philippines) is $5,901,
463. Of this the Yankee share 1b $567,
266. The public revenue to accrue to
America from 111811777,004. Not count
ihg the blood, the Philippine war has
already cost us $400,000,000. The con
flict's present cost is over $1,000,000 a
day.—The Verdict.
The grand declaration
Foarttof July, 1900, is ifys strongest
enunoMtetl tiy any polilfoal ^pcrtv in a
hundred years.
The KansarCity
down in history.
of principles
,of. the na
convection will go
The Kansas City
platform will go on to victory*
•Tfci KM^rajMJIngBouglit
Half gallon Mason fruit jars, dozen 6
Quart Mason fruit jars, dozen
Pint Mason fruit jiars, dozen 4
Jell Tumblers, tiii top, set
No. I Glass Tumblers, set
Jugs and Jars, gallon and up, gallon
Evaporated apples, ring cut, pound
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1 gallon can Apples, 25c.
Wooden Tubs, each 25c.
2 packages Oat Meal, 15c.
Sweet Chocolate per cake, 5c.
Horseradish, bottle Mustard, 10c.
Grano-O Flakes, per package, 15c.
10 bars Something Good Soap, 25c.
Cream Dakota Flour per sack, $1.00. 1
Best package Coffee, 2 packages, 25c. I
We want your I Eggs
and Butter, always
at the highest
market price.
Lead tlie try to To
are Goods that You Want!
Gream of Dakota Flour, Finest in Leon Per Sack $1.00.
DefyCompetxtion on Fish!
!'Fancy Bacon, No. I, mild cure, per pound 8c. Fancy Streaked Bacon, per pound lOc.
'Special Prices Made On These Goods in Large
^1 O Quantities, #We Make Lowest Prices.
3m, v*
California small prunes, pound
Cal. Evaporated peaches, pound
Crackers, per pound
Fancy Cream Cheese, pound
Sorghum, fancy Missouri, gallon,
Corn meal 12 pound sacks, sack
Examine the sack before buying
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K. & w. *.
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18T,ll:4s,a- m-—1freight—Sunday
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northwent. our
vrii idirect connection at Osoeola
No lay over there at all, making the boKt rnn
nections for points in that territory
Thabp. Agent..
It is to the credit of Soda
Water that it creates no
habit. You pan always
drink it or leave it alone.
True, it is hard to leave
some of our drinks alone
after you once try them,
especially our
Ice Cream
But the attraction is not
due to habit, but to the re
markably delightful and
refreshing qualities of th:.s
beverage. No harm would
result if yo'i did form a
habit for it,for it is as pure
and healthful as delicious.
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Manufacturers of and ,'w
Dealers In ..
HirUe ai life
We buy our stock in car low lot!
direct from the quaries in the east,,
thereby enabling us to make -r
than firms buying in small quantities
Our business is run strictly on a first
class basis and we
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