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O. E. HULL, Publisher.
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Leon ,/otea,Pottofflee.
For President.
,. ,T( For Vice-President.
For Member of congress Eighth District
of Decatur County.
To the democratic electors of the
State of Iowa:
There will be a delegate convention
ot the democrats of Iowa held in the
city of Cedar Rapids. Iowa, on Thurs
day, August 16,1.900, at 10 o'clock a. m.
for the purpose of placing in nomina
tion a candidate for each of the follow
ing offices:
Secretary of state....
Auditor of state.
Treasurer of state.
Attorney general.
Judge of the supreme court.
Two electors at large.
One elector 'for each congressional
district, and for the transaction of such
other business as may properly come
before said convention.
democratic conservative reform
citizens of the State of Iowa, irrespec
tive of past political associations and
difierences, who can unite, in the effort
for pure, economical and constitutional
government, and who favor the repub
lic and are opposed to the empire, are
cordially invited to joip us in sending
delegates to the convention,
The basis of representation in said
convention, will be as follows: Two
votes for each county, and one addition
al vote lor each 200.votes or fraction of
100 or over, cast for Fred J5. White for
governor at the general election held
November 7,1899. The representation
.to which the counties of the pghth
district of Iowa will be enUtpjs^ as,
9 a 8
14 Ringgold 8
.... 9 Taylor.*. 10
18 Union II
,..18 Wayne 11
.... 8
Ch'm. Democratic State Cent. Com.
A. E.
C. W. Hoffman was named ait Corning
last week as the Decatur county member
pf the congressional committee.
Mr. McKinley's silence on the trust
issue at least proves that he is too faith,
ful a servant to tell tales on his master.
The sugar trust takes advantage of
the excitement over the Chinese situ
ation and gives.the sweet another boost
in price. -.
T^ie Chicago Times-Herald expresses
he opinion that the republicans are
liabll?.£o lose New York this time. It
regards^the nomination of Roosevelt
for vice-president as a great mistake, in*
asmuch aw Boss Piatt is again made su
preme in the republican party in New
York and thiany independent voters will
be dibgustad thereby.
The HeraSd makes a big display over
Ex-Comptffoller Eckles announcing
himself fqrf McKinley. Eckles was an
activey&ipporter of McKinley in 1896.
To Qjlfset Eckies we call the attention of
tlx® Herald to Gen. McAlpin, *of New
Work, treasurer of the republican state
/committee and formerly president of
the league of republican clubs who has
deserted McKinley. Gen. McAlpin
supported McKinley in 1896. So Mc
Kinley's net loss is 1.
Trusts in industries naturally com
petitive may safely be left to the oper
ations of natural law after they have
been deprived of the special privileges
.and protection which the law may now
confer or tolerate. Discriminating rail
way privileges and tariff protection
alone enable them in the lonig ~run to
impose upon the public. They will be
come harmless
far as they exist at
all after thege aids to monopoly build
ing and extortiota have been with
drawn.—Springfield, Mass., Republi
Our republican friends don't seem to
be altogether satisfied with the work
of the Kansas City convention. Don't
tdame *em. Tttey seem to depend on
democrats making a mistake ait critical
times. This wasn't one of the times.
Hanna got fooled. Democracy doesn't
make a defensive tight this
-year. This is our aggressive year.
•j?| Bryan will set the pace. Hanna and
^McKinley will have to do the defend
ing and explaining. The paramount'
$•£ have to
Issue is. imperialism. And Bryan baa
the patriotic American ^end of it.—
N ,-»V
ilifvftfliW -..v flk
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
wovAi BA*ma powcen oo.. new
When Tillman read the platform—say, the hordes of giant greed
Went scuttling under cover at a lively rate of speed,
And "criminal aggression" with "benevo'ent intent"'
Was stripped, scourged and branded and sent tumbling down hell-bent,
While "plain duty" that had wobbled till its legs were out of plumb
Was before the bar o' justice brought and stricken deaf and dumb.
All the cant—and Canton phrases were knocked higher than a kite
When Tillman read the platform—say, you bet he read it right.
When Tillman read the platform—say, you should have heard me yell,
It's every sentence seemed a peal from Freedom's olden beir
To call us back to old time ways, the old time ways again,
When goyernment was by consent and not by might of men
To call us back to old time ways the fathers proudly trod
And didn't shoot their fellowmen ami cull it "loye of God."
'Twas worth a lifetime just to be a setting in the hall ,'
When Tillman read the platform—it
The grand, patriotic sentiment ex
pressed by Webster Davis in his speech
at Kansas City was endorsed by every
one who heard his address. Mr. Pavis
js. the big hearted republican whom Mc
J&inley sent to South Africa to look into
conditions there and report. He was
assistant secretary of the Interior under
McKinley. His report was not in har
mony with the McKinley position
toward South Africa and being an hon
orable man Mr. Davis resigned his
position. He went before several le
publican state conventions to plead for
Boer sympathy in most of which he was
denied an audience and in some hissed.
He was denied an audience at the nation
al convention of his party at Philadel
phia. After the adoption of the plat
form of democracy, at Kansas City,
Webster Davis was invited to address
that great -body ot enthusiastic Ameri
can patrii t-', and with tears of gratitude
welling up from his great heart, he de
livered the following brief address, fre
quently interrupted by tumultuous ap
plause, and at its close was given an
ovation lasting many minutes and was
carried to his seat by enthusiastic ad
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Convention:—I appreciate very highly
the honor t:onferred upon me by invit
ing me to say a few words at this time
and 1 shall detain ycu but a moment.
1 have been honored highly by another
party than this in the past. 1 have
served that party well and have render
ed services as good as the honor I re
ceived and the account ia balanced now.
(Great applause and cheering.) Lite,
human life, is but a narrow span be
tween two great unknown eternities,
and life is far too short for a man to
sacrifice his principles or his love ot
country for money or for office in this
republic. (Enthusiastic applause and
cheering.) I have never yet read or
heard a platform that was so intensely
American as the platform read in this
convention (continued applause and
cheering.) Old conditions have passed
away, old questions have passed and
gone, many of them, and new questions
are now before the American people
care not the snap'of my finger for public
or private criticism. I care nothing for
office, for I have given up one voluntar
ily better than any you can give me
(great applause and cheering) and the
man or newspaper that males the state
ment that I wasforced teleave the. ad
ministration against my will, absolutely}
unqualifiedly and maliciously lies (thun
derous applause and cheering.)
"I love liberty. I love equality of
rights and justice, and when the party
that I belong to has been too cowai
are ndted for hanglM ik
They weaken y^ttrthroat
and lungs, ana lead to
.serious trouble.:
Don't trifle with tjiein.
Take Scottp Etttifeioii at
once. It
.and cu|*if" .«* /*,•••
When Tilman read the platform—Bay, you should have heard them yell
Its every sentence seemed a peal from Freedom's olden bell
To call us back to old time ways, the old time ways again,
When government was by consent and not by might of men,
To call us back to old time ways the fathers proudly trod
And didn't shoot their fellowmen and call it "love of God."
'Twas worth a life time just to be a setting in the hail
When Tillman read the platform—It was freedom's bugle call.
When Tillman read the platform—say, his voice like trumpet bloat
Rang out to tell the people that imperial rule is past.
To tell the people of the earth that Freedom's banner bright
Is still the banner of Lhe free, an' not of greed and might—
A notice to all people that we're Freedom lovers yet,
And not land pirates come to rule with sword and bayonet,
The grand old flag we loved so well waved blessings in the air 4
When Tillman read the platform—say, I'm glad that I was there. ,,
Freedom's bugle call.
to take a stand for liberty, to represent
government agaiqst British aristocracy
And monarchy, leave it and leave it for
good. (Wild and.enthusiastic applause
and cheering.) In eyery part of Europe
and Africa the charge is made by the
British press and the British officials
that there is fi &ecret alliance between
this country and Great Britain to the
effect that in case of any' foreign nation
attempting to intervene in bebalt of the
poor Boers that, this republic will stand
by Great Britain with it's army and it's
navy. (Cries of "No, no.") I have yet
to b£ar of the administration denying
that report, defended the adminis-:
tration.in every address I made in be
half of the Boers since my unfortunate
visit to that country—for me, I say un?
fortunate financially and politically—
but I say now I will never defend it
ain, because it has not taken the
ance at it's national convention to
tell the American people that we are for
liberty and republican forms of govern
ment.) Liberty! we all love the splen
did word—the sweetest word that ever
blossomed upon the tongues of men, and
as one great republican senator said in
the United States senate, it has come to
pass that we must whisper the ward lib
erty in Washington.
"Is it a fact-that-liberty is to become
obsolete in the American lexicon? Is it
a fact that this great republic must
chain itself to the chariot wheels of the
British empire in it's mad race for land
and gold?
"I sympathize with people struggling
for liberty everywhere. I sympathized
with them as they struggled for liberty
in eyery country. And when the war
broke out with Spain, we said then that
it was not a war for conquest, not for
glory, but to carry liberty to people who
were crying for help at our feet. (Loud
applause.) And the boys marched up
from the north land whose father? once
marched in tattered blue with the song
their fathers loved, "My Country .'Tis of
Thee and the boys came from the
south land, they whoie fathers once
marched in tattered gray, to the music
ot "Way Down in pixie" (applause)
and they followed the men who once
led the northern find southern artnies
down to Cuba and into other lands and
into the islands of the sea. They march
ed under one flag, in behalf of one
country, to the music of one splendid
melody, as they felt in their hearts the
music that inspired men in the days
gone by.
"In tbe beauty of the lilies, Christ was born
across thbaea
As he died to ittake iken tioly, let us die to
make men free.!'
"Up nntil tbfijt Point the war was
right, but when-we reacbed beyond that
point the administration iirent too far.
But it was another indication of follow
ing in the footsteps-of'Great Britain.
When our flag rose over the flag of the
rotten Spanish monarchy the American
republic could not resist the temptation
then of following in the footsteps of
Great Britain, and it thirsted for land
and gold, and that is where the mistake
was made. We should baye stopped at
tbe end ofthe Spainish victory, when
in brought liberty to the people wbo
were being ground to death under the
wheel* of Bpuiiah tyranny. We do love
Though not an avowed candidate in
the sense of seeking the nomination,
Mr. V. B. McGinnis, of Leon, Decatur
county, consented to take the nomina
tion and it was given to him unani
mously by rising vote. Mr. McGinnis
is a young man comparatively. He is
the former law partner of E. W. Curry,
a'nd has resided in Leon for over, eleven
years. He is well educated, a "model
citizen, a lawyer of more than ordinary
ability, and a good, clear and logical
speaker. He was the candidate of his
party for state senator in this district
last fall, and made a good race. He is
better knowu in-the east end of the
district than in the west, and wherever
known, he is highly esteemed for his
sterling traits of character. He is a
democrat, believing in the fundamental
principles upon which this government
was founded, and has been in line with
his party during the past few trying
years while old leaders were trying to
disrupt and disorganise the party. He
has been a staucch supporter ot W. J.
Bryan, and the grand principles he has
so nobly stood for, which me the foun
dation stoneB of Jefferaonian democracy.
Mr. McGinnis proposes to make a thor
ough and vigorous canvass of the en
tire district, and will give th'e people an
opportunity to hear him 'discuss the
issues of the campaign and^get better
acquainted with him before the close of
the canvass. He is not only worthy of
the hearty support of every democrat,
populist and free silver republican of
the district but of republicans as well
who stand for the principles Abraham
Lincoln stood for in 1861, and who op.
1 dare say to-day if it were possible to
get the news over the British cable to
the Boer farmers in the two South Afri
can republics, that these representatives
of six or seven million American voters
send a word of sympathy to them,
many a Boer would shout for joy in the
hills of tbe Transvaal. Grander struggle
for liberty was never made in all the
world's history than the struggle being
made by the republicans and democrats
in South Africa. Let us^ sympathize
witb them. am glad tftffc- «Ou have
taken this action to»day. At tbe
polls in November follow it up.
Let tbe American principles ever liye.
Let them go down for years to come as
an institution to generations yet un^
born, liberty, love of country, one
(lag, one country, one splendid destiny
alone. I \yjl stand upon this platform
and support William Jennings Bryan."
Ex-Congressman H. U. Johnson, of
Indiana, a McKinley republican in 1896
has come out for Brvan.
«ty, Mi:
pose the tendencies of the republican
party to dieress from the well marked
paths of the republic into the strange
and perilous path9 of imperialism.
The Advertiser will have more to say
of Mr. McGinnis in future issues. It
will give him a most earnest and loyal
support, believing that he will better
represent the people of this district in
congress than has the present incum
bent, and knowing that he stands solid
ly rooted upon the principles of gov
ernment upon which the Declaration of
Independence and our constitution were
builded. This paper believes the time
is opportune for democracy it believes
the people will rub their eyes and wake
up from the lethargy of the period of
commercialism we have been passing
through, and realizing the dangers to
our republic from tbe party in power
will not only elect Bryan and Stevenson
at the coming election but will select a
democratic congress, and among the
democratic members will be found Y. R,
McGinnis, representing the grand old
anti-monopoly Eighth district of Iowa.
—Creston Adyertiser.
V. R. McGinnis, of l^eon, the nominee
of the democrats of the Eighth District
for congress, is one of the leading law
yers of Southern Iowa, and an except
ionally strong candidate. He will have
the hearty and united support of the
republican opposition, and with the aid
of his many republican frends will give
Col. Hepburn a merry chase. Mr. Mc
Ginnis is an able and logical speaker,
snd will make an active campaign and
says that he will be in the race when
the last vote is cast wbich means his
election.—Osceola Democrat.
The Sioux City Tribune, which has
been and is a gold democratic paper,
brings this good news "The Tribune is
ready to go on record to the effect that
most of the democrats in Sioux City
who supported Palmer and Buckner in
1896 will support Bryan and Stevenson
tnis year. Even some of those who
voted for McKinley four years ago will
vote the democratic ticket this fall."
Sugar is now higher jn price than it
hias been for years. The sugar trust has
raised thn price four times since the
Porto Rico tariff bill became a law.
That law was of, for and by the sugar
trust and the tobacco trust.
William S. Jennings, democratic
nominee for governor, of Florida, is a
cousin of William Jennings Bryan, and,
like the latter, was born in Illinois.
For Oklahoma real estate, write or
call on
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No selfish purpose can be "attributed
to Mr. Webster Davis in his renuncia
tion of the republican party and his
declared adhesion to the democratic
If he had been solicitous for the llesh
pots they were his.
He bad but to repress the sympathies
of a generous heart for an oppressed
people, and he would have been con
tinued in one of tbe highest offices in
the gift of the government.
The natural reluctance which a man
has to sever the political connections of
a lifetime were bis. He hoped to be
able to retain them. He pleaded with
his associates that they should give
some sign that they loved human lib
erty better than an alliance which was
largely mercenary, but they would not
heed. He then honorably asked for his
freedom that he might devote his tongue
and pen to the Boer cause. He received
it, but accompanying the acceptance'of
his resignation came uncalled for criti
cisms of his conduct.
We heard his great speech in Wash
ington City to -one of the grandest au
diences ever assembled at the capital,
and we can testify that he not only
avoided any unkind allusion to the ad
ministration but reproved it in others
hoping against hope that it would yet
prove itself worthy upon this important
question, wbich involves the duty of
our country now and in the future when*
eyer a republic is being stricken down
by a monarchy.
He came to Kansas City to plead with
his party associates only to be played
witb and insulted. He went to Phila
delphia but to meet with disappoint
ment and humiliation.
And, after all, what was it that he
asked? Something for himself? Some
office or emolument? Not at all, but
that a great political party calling itself
republican should have tbe courage to
put in its platform one little paragraph
of sympathy for two other though weak
republics which are struggling against a
monarchy to retain their liberty.
If there were no other question before
the American people this one alone
should determine them to pass ad
versely upon tbe claims of the republican
party for retention in power. XU'.
But there were other things as to
which Mr. Davis' eyes were opened by
his recent experiences, and he finds him
self naturally in the, democratic, rank
with love ot liberty and .sympatiiy^or
others who also love it, and emancipa
tion from British thraldom, as a suf
ficient platform.
On our part we welcome him because
loving humanity he could not but come
to us. We welcome him because the
oratory wbich was held as the most ef
fective by the administration in Ohio in
1898 will call young men away from the
domination of syndicates and trusts to
the defense^ of the rights of all peoples,
to the principles enunciated in the
Declaration of Independence—Kansas
City Times.
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