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TAXES IN DECATUR COU NTY
County,, auditor Gill lias kin 1 ly fur
nished us the following statement of the
aw regale assessed value of the railroads
... and olher property in Decatur county
for the past three years:
9 vP $1,280,136
0 1... $1,197,044
It will be seen that the assessment of
1900 was reduced $83,092 over that of
1899, being a decrease of 7 per cent, and
that for 1901 is increased over 1900 only
$480 or one-tenth Jf one per cent, the
increase being made on the old H.&S.
Now take a look at how other prop
erty has increased as shown by the fol
KEAI.^AND PERSONAL VROl ERT\
9 .,.... $12,830,130
0 .-,2 $13,333,809
The increase of 1900 over that of 1899
is $503,603 or 3.8 per cent, and the value
for 1901 is increased over that of 1900
$405,438 or 3 per cent.
In other words the railroad assessment
in Decatur county has decreased $82,612
since 1899, and the farms and personal
property during the same period have
increased $909,101. Just think of it,
almost a million dollars and very nearly
t1"! assessed value of all the railroads.
-Is it any wonder the farmers and tax
payers are demanding that the state
«xecutive*council make a more equitable
ssment of railroad property. -s
YOUNG MEN IN POLITICS.
TLete is no more hopeful sign than
the i}iorp active interest young men are
displaying in politics. Several causes
have contributed to the result. The
country is growing richer and the people
more settled in habits and customs, and
a larger number are able to devote their
time and energy to political affairs. The
colleges ana universities are aiding also
in the formation of public opinion
which encourages the better class of
graduates to give lime and attention to
the public interests. The courses of
study now provided in the political and
social sciences are sending out each year
a larger and larger number of trained
and disciplined minds that will not only
jead and infofip pHfcljp opinion bqt will
furnish the class from wbich capable
public servants pan be drawn- And a
stronger sense of duty of a pitigen to
ward a tree government ia likewise pre
AH these causes are bringing a larger
number of young men into the political
arena each year. But no one of these
young men should deceive himself as to
the real basis of success in politics. It
is sincerity and not gkill as a trickster
that the public is looking for in future
leadeis. The rapid growth of the elec
torate and the withdrawal of a large
^umber of yo^ng ippn from politics in
Qrder that they might achieve success
in bubinesp and the professions, opened
in past time an iuvitiug time for the
shrewd maneuverer. lie improved his
opportunity to the utmost, and seeing
his success some young men who have,
entered politics in recent years have
made the mistake of thinking that the
highest art in politics consists in out
tricking politicans. The brief career they
will have should ie a lesson to other
^he arpna (of tjie intelligent, courage
ous young man in politics was never eo
inviting as it is to-day. The settlement
of sectional qOestions and. the entrance
of America into the field of world politics
has lent a broader aspect to' political
life. The narrow politics of'the past
cannot re'ijirn.1 ^yjifiteyej else paay
happen jn the fatqre natjonft) question's
flrill be djspH88pd apd dppjded on national
ground. But the arena opened demands
new class of men. The trickster and
hypocritical reformer have no place
it. Ttfeir dt»y has gone by. Thp
qung men who are gpjng into politics I
and who will be its arbiters for the
next twenty or thirty years are the in?
telligent, courageous, sincere class whose
uccesa will contribute not on)y to thpj^
|wn honor, but fllsp fa the welfare of I
leir country and the world.^-Phjladel
iiaPreaa. .• -il
graduation essay of a Kansas
|irl is entitled], "The Three
-The Ballot Box, ,lhe '"Odntribu
bx and the
WILL SETTLE DIFFERENCES
South Carolina's two United States
Senators have mailed their resignations
to the Governor to take effect Septem
ber 15. *. ».
The resignations are the results of a
split between the followers of Senator
Tillman and those of Senator McLaurir.
Tillman charged that McLaurin deserted
the Democracy and should resign an
office to which that party had exalted
McLaurin agreed to tender his resig
nation if Tillman would do likewise, and
go before the people of the state, pre
sent their arguments and leave it to
their constituents to pass judgment.
Tillman accepted the challenge and the
resignations were drawn up as follows
Graffney, S. 0., May 25, 1901.—To
His Excellency, M. B. McSweeney, Col
umbia, S. I!.: Sir:—We hereby tender
our resignations as Senators for the
State of South Carolinia, in the United
Stales Senate, to take effect on Septem
ber 15 next. Yours respectfully,
(Signed) BKNJAM1N R.TILLMAN,
JOHN L. McLAUBlN.
There was no letter of explanation ac
companying the document.
When the two United States Senators
agreed to meet in joint debate, Mr. Mc
Laurin, to advocate" his "commercial
democracy," and Mr. Tillman, to attack
it, no one dreamed that the two Senators
would before nightfall have their resig
nations in transit to the Governor. Yet
both have lesigned, making their retire
ment effective on September 15 next, in
order that they may go before the peo
ple and test their strength.
The understanding is that this test
shall decide whether the people indorse
Senator McLaurin's Democracy, with its
expansion, ship-subsidy and commercial
ideas, or that of Senator Tillman, with
what Mr. It^clauriaL calls„ bis Bryan
demooraoy, ,, I
Senator McLaurin sought to narrow
the fierce contest to Mr. Tillman and
himself, but Senator Tillman insisted on
a bare resignation, as originally propos
ed, on the ground that he could not
dictate as to who would be in the race
or when it should be. Both seemed
eager to sign the resignation, and about
7 o'clock the paper containing the dual
resignation was in the mail.
This means that instead of the earn
paign coming next summer it wiH be
this year and that Mr.Tillinan will ,be
in the racefor bia six-year term, while
Mr. McLaurih will stand for re-election
or for Mr. Tillman's term, as he sees fit.
SAYS MCLAURIN IS A REPUBLICAN.
Mr. Tillman, in his speech, hammered
away at the idea that Mr, McLaurin bad
betrayed the true democracy, and that
if he'were not a republican he ought to
be, for he had supported all the repub
lican propositions and doctrines.- Mr.
Tillman urged that the decent thing for
Mr. McLaurin to do, and the only
proper thing, was to resign and go before
the people, and if they indorse him, to
be returned or stay at home, if defeated.
"Let McLaran resign," said Mr. Till
man, "and go before the democratic
primary this year, and I'll go home and
keep my mouth shut, and let the other
fellows attend to him. If yoq elect him
will fake it as notice that you don't
MCJ.AUBIN'8 flLl'FF OAl-LFU.
Senator McLaurin insisted that he
was a democrat, and that on national
say' 'Consumption can be cured."
Nature alone won't do it. It needs
help. Doctors say
if you tavc not tried U, «w4 far fro maple,
8CQTT ft BQWNB, CHeoMaU.
409-415 Pearl street, New York,
joe. and $1.00 alt druggist.
If the paint apon your
buildings still looks fairly
well but chalks off upon
beiug rubbed with hand,
adopt this method Apply
a coat of pure raw lipseed
ojj. fh}s vyjl| respt, the lead
ant} pauee it to adhere firm
ly. You'll be surprised how
far a gallon of oil will go,
and as a first coat it is bet
ter than paint because the
oil is free to apt qppq the
old pttmeRt apd penetrate
Then apply a boat of
l,owe Bros., ready mis^d
paint pad yoo can feel sure
that it will not xrack or
peel. We make low prices
on everything inpaintsand
W. E. MYERS
issue«4ie was free to act with independ
ence and did so.
Turning on Mr. Tillman he suggested
that the latter always found a bomb
proof and went on:
"Oh, yes. Mr. Tillman says, why
don't I resign. If I'm elected, it will
mean the people don't want him but he
stopped there. He's smart? You'll
never catch him committing himself too
far. He did not say if I'm elected he'd
resign. Oh, no. Ybu'll never hear of
Benjamin, the Tillmanite, resigning."
Senator Tillman jumped up
"•I will lay it, and do say it!"
"Agreed," was Mr. McLaurin's reply.
"I'll resign right now," said Mr. Till
man, "If you will, and we will go before
"Agreed," was the answer,
"Draw up the paper, and we'll sign it
right now," said Mr. Tillman.
"That suits me," was Mr. McLaurin's
Soon after the agreements and resig
nations were signed, and both senators
seemed happy over the result. "fl
It will be left to the democratic com
mittee to say when the primary will be
held, and whether it will be open to all
corners. Mr. Tillman says he wants
just as many as "want his fdll term to
run against him, and one primary, wi.h
strictly senatorial candidates will be
LINE-UP OF IOWA PRESS.
A favorite statement to the Iowa ma
chine press is that, in the contest be
tween Cummins and anti-Cummins, Mr.
Cummins has only the support of the
democratic and independent news
papers/while the republican ..papers of
the state are solidly against him. This
statement is like others emanating from
the same source—not remarkable for
truth. Among the daily republican
newspapers of the 'state are the follow
ing supporting Mr. Cummins:
Des Moines Capital.
Boone News. SS®S^
Marshall town Times-Republican^'
Mt. Pleasant Times-Herald.
Webster City Freetuu u-Tribune.
W at or
Opposing Mr. Cumiftinfe are the fol
lowing Iowa republican dailies:
Pes Moines Register.
Sioux City Journal. *.,
Cedar Rapids Republican.
Keokuk Gate City.
Muscatine Journal. .r
Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
Two republican dailj newspapers are
unplaced—the Fort Dodge Messenger
and the Dubuque Times—neither haying
made any decisive statement for or
against Cdtntpifls. In the Cummins list
4s above are included the Waterloo
Courier and Waterloo Reporter, both,
supporting the candidate of their con
gressional district, Senator Harriman,
but friendly to Mr, Cummins as second
choice. Likewise, in the anti-Cummins
list, are included the Atlantic. Tele
graph, which is supporting John Her
riott for first choice, but is anti Cum
mins on Second choice, and the Mason
City Globe-Gazette, supporting Senator
Trewin, but anti-Cummins second
If from the agti-Cufpniins list as above
stated there should be deducted the
newspapers which in whole or in part
are owned by railroad officers, and those
which receive.a bonus from the railroad
"association"' and those which have a
federal office attachment, the list would
be greatly shortened.' Mr. Cummins
has the support of many more republi
can dailieB than any other candidate,
for machine newspapers, while united in
opposition to Cummin^, for the 'most
part, are exceedingly backward abo^t
declaring the naine o| t^t» qandidat?.
tiiey intend to stlclt to when the final
test comes—several of them have already
cast "goo-goo" eyes at three or four
candidates, but still being bashful about
taking a decided stand, except on the
proposition that it is anything to hpai
Brooklyn .paper reports 8enator
Depew as saying thai McKinley ia the
logical republican candidate for the
presidency in J9Q4 and. predicting his
election. The repuhlio will have fallen
fctQ deplorable ways if it ehall dignify
the mere modern politician with a thiri
term afte^ denying the honor to the
greatest aofdier-hera (he nation has pro
duped sinOe Washington, General
Qeorge K. Bryant ^qd the other surviv
Ing atalwarta of the 90Q who vainly
stood by Grant to the last will not ba
idle speotators of suoh a proceeding.
A presidential tenure long enough for
Washington, Jefferson, Jackson and
Grant wilt certainly suffice for the
"plain duty" opportunist now occupy
Ing the office.
CdSMlt* To«r Bowaia With OaMMMta.
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WOOL?
The Advertiser ftould like to have
some of the. f£ood republican "protec
tion" brothers or newspapers, arise and
explain "what's the matter with the
wool market just now?" Isn't wool
protected? Haven't we been told that
the low prices wool decended to during
'93 to '96, under the Wiltfbn bill, was be
cause there was no protection on wool?
Prices at their lowest duilng tbose times
went down only to 9c. and wool brought
a much higher price during much of that
time, and that waB under what republi
cans are pleased to refer to as the
"Wilson free trade bill."
Prices have been faiij for wool for
several years, and republicans have been
trying to make the wodl gfower believe
it wag all because of the protection on
wool. Under the trust manipulation of
affairs under the present Ugh protec
tion republican administration, wool has
recently been going down, until at the
present time, the prices quoted by Crou
ton dealers are only from 9 to 14c but
very little wool grades upr to the 14c.
price, most of the best bringing but
How do the republican "protection
farmers like the present price of wool,
especially if they are wool growers?
Just now is the, shearing time. Most
wool -growers expect to shear their sheep
anil sell the wool as they do not want to
store and keep it.! This is the work ot
the trust. They fix the price of wool as
the sugar trust flxjsk the price of sugar.
When the wool grower is shearing his
(locks and has wool to sell, they force
the price of wool^'down.., When the
farmer and other citizens wish to put
up fruit, and the demand for sugar is
good, tben the sugkt trusts puts up the
price of sugar.
The present low price of wool is no
doubt the work of the combination of
matufacturers who use the wool. The
price is not ragulated by supply and
demand, or.the tariff on woo), but
by the great'combination! which fix the
price. The republican wool grower, who
voted for "protection" and last year
refused to vote against the trust's can
didate for president, has no occasion to
kick, however, but he should walk up
to i'he wool dealer and take bis 9c. or
12c. for bis wool and look pleasant.
His democratic neighbor told him how
it would be, but hs-eo^ldft't see it that
Howeyer, the present low pri
wool is nearly taking the buye^ out of
Hfe business, and -the*i%pubiioan.
lection*' Wodl grower is kioking on "the
price, just as vigorously as bis demo
cratic neighbor,—Greston Adyertiser.
Ladles' Fancy Vests 5c
Ladles' Tape Neck Vests 61c
Men's Balbrlggan 25c
Child's Nazareth Waists all
Scotch Lawns abso- Zephyr Dimities at
Fast Colors Only 5c. the Low Price of
There is but one place for.
LEON, IOWA. THURSDJL'FT, JUJNE 6 1901. REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXYL. NO. 41
REVISING THE TARIfF
The Pioneer Press says it "has been
watching with deep interest the recep
tion accorded by republican newspapers
and leaders to the proposition of Con
gressman Babcock of Wisconsin, that
protective duties be abolished on steel
fabrics find on all other so-called trust
made articles. For it is hardly neces
sary to recall to our readers that this
proposition originated with the Pioneer
PresB. It was over two years ago, or on
March 1G, 1899."
The Ft. Madison Democrat says, "The
Press is mistaken about having originat
ed the proposition as it was originated
by a democrat in the house of represen
tatives by way of an amendment to the
Dingley monstrosity, and was voted
against-unanimously if we remember, by
the republicans and was voted for unan
imously. by the democrats. But the
argument of the Press published in 1899,
which it now repeats in part, is
and able that we copy it as follows:"
But there is one duty in this connec
tion which before all others is laid upon
the republican party, and that is to
promptly repeal every protective duty
under the shelter of which its beneficia
ries have organized a truat or combina
tion of any sort to advance prices.
That is the first thing to be done, be
cause it is essential to the vindication of
the principles which underlie and justi
fy the protective policy. It has been
the standing accusation of our opponents
that a protective tariff, in giving home
industries* substantial monopoly of the
home market, was the foster mother of
monopolies. To that charge our suffi
cient anti conclusive answer has been
that protection, in keeping out foreign
competition, fostered the competition
of the domestic producers, and that in
the end this competition invariably re
duced prices to or below those of the
foreign produots. The results of exper
ience have abundantly confirmed this
theory. The policy of protection,
therefore, demands the unrestricted
competition of the domestic producers
as one 6T1ts essential conditions. It is
its chief1 economic justification. The
purpose -and effects of these vast indus
trial organisations is to abolish this com
petition of the, domestic producers. If
they «till maintained the benefits of
competition by inducing prices below the
average under the regime of competition
they might fairly lay claim to tolerant
consideration. But when they abolish
competition in order to raise prices-they
plainly forfeit all claim to protection.
It will be the first duty of the next con
gress to abolish or Suspend the protective
duty on the products, of any industry
which has been organized to -monopo
lize then manufactory,find which has
arbitrarily, raised tfie prices of such
They are very sty|is|,f
L/YDIE S' SHrOES '°t
6ood line of ladles' shoes
Ladles' tan, Strap Oxfords
Children's red lace shoes
2 to 5
Child's 6 to 8
Ladles' Vesting Top Oxfords
S WM. WOODAKD,
S W. H. COLTER.
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Is an old, but true adage. You save half the price of an article by buying your goods here. We
pride ourselves on being the lowest priced house in Decatur county. The quality of our goods is
always first-class. Every week we have many unsurpassable bargains 16 offer at our mammoth
store on the east side of the public square. New customers are coming here daily and find that this
store is the place to trade. Give us a call whether you buy or not, you're welcome.
Patent Leather Quarter...
FINE LINE OF WASH GOODS.
1 gallon can of apricots...
gallon can of peaches
1 gallon can of apples
31b can No. 1 table peaches....
21b can raspberries
21b can blackberries
2 cans white cherrxies 25c
2 packages Lion coffee 25c
ij? Try our Tone Bros. Coffee
Once Used, Always Used, pound
$ Ice Tea Season!
26 inch Gloria Silk, Steel rod
Paragon Frame 89c
.Fast Black Serge Cover, Steei
Fast Black Sateen Covers, Steel
Halcyon Batiste in
83c the Popular Shades 10c
W. L, Douglass shoes are just what you want,r AH d0 CA
JL they look it. They are made in the very latest styles.
fn Our stock of Plow shoes is complete, They range in J1
price from pp pi: t-: sRi: |p: vpZ.UU
It will pay you to investigate this stock bofore buying as we can save you jmoney.
We can save you money and give you the best goods.
Our line of uncolored Japans, Young Hyson, Imperials
and Gun Powders are complete
Original Cream Flour -$1.00. $
FULTON & M/VNNING. $
WM. A. GARRETT & CO.
Grand River Nursery, Albany,
Leon Home Nursery, Leon, la
a full line of first-class nursery stock for your
inspection and spring trade at Leou Home Nursery
this spring. Come and see us and select some good
stock at reasonable prices. 27-tf
Owns ,806 acres of land In Deeatur Cou
ties amountins.to overi200,000.
AM£8 ORESWKLL, J.UfeNEV HILL.
C. M. CORRIMGTON, JOSIAH HAMILTON. S
F. A. &. F. S. GARDNER. E. W. TOWN8END.
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The kind you want at the right price
Patent Leathers for 5|O.OU
just the thing for this season's
Come To-Day, Come To-Morrow,
Come anytime, but do come and see these shoep ,for yourselves,
"a Decatur county. Bring work to our store*
|nd other seouri
|t paid on
Finest line and lowest prices.
per yard and up.
Andita Corded Batiste
in Popular Shades 15c
repair shop in
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