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Iiiepeadeice, Bachaana Coaaty, Iowa,
Terms $1,50 per Anmmm, i* Ainmee.
"Rates of Advertising.
One aquiuv, (12 lint-? or l«-ss) 1 insertion, $1,00
5 0
Kncli sul)mjii«-nt insertion,
One aqunrv throe month*,
»no year,
lIuiinHii enrils 5 line*, I year,
Doubt. and eare. and sorrowVt
So, when Hhalow-eloiKlri of woe
1 O'er a hnitpv face arise,
fltill lMn'»tli the shadows glow
Starn of joy in gentle eye*.
Light and Shalov.
T«liii|)n jwla«' l»y what von see.
Often fail to jiitlge nriglit
Stars aiv shining solemnly,
In thedny 10 111 the ni«r!it
lsi£.11 tltc day they lie coficetiki#
By the jflory of the nun
But nt eve they *hine rvvealift
In the azure, one by one.
80 the daylight of a anile
May but veil the human face,
Riding, for a little while,
Life i« arched with changing aides
Handy are they what tliev seem.
Sinilcfi we have, and nlso si^lis—
Mueh we know, but niorv we divam
Look U'lK-nth the outward show,
To the tdindow or the light!
And, from what you mircly know.
Learn to KVHII.1 judge nriglit.
... The Ntab.
Of tudilrn Mabs in grow* jmrbrn."
Oi Ae ruad—the lonely road.
Under the eold white moon,
Under the ragged trees he strode,
Whintled an«f shifted his weary
Whittled a foolish tune.
There was a step timed witii his
A figure that ntoo|ed and 1M.wed,
A. long white knife that glentned and »hone
Like a splinter of daylight downward thrown
And the moon went behind a cloud.
But the moon canie out whmad and good
That the Uirn cock awoke and crowed,
Theu ruffled his feather* in drowsy mood
And the brown owl called to hi« mate in the
That a dead man lay on th« toad.
LMISVILLE, July, 1858.
•I vow,' said Joe Chick weed,' he
stood before the parlor mirror, putting
the last touch to his well oiled hair, if
1 let this night pass without finding out
how I stand with Malitida Martin, then
lam a cow. The critter's always acted
so pesky skittish, ther's been no getting
round her. 1 like her, and she knows it,
and I am inclined to think she loves me
but she likes more than one string to her
bow, and I ain't shure but she'd slip me
any minute if she should make a better
bargin. May be I'm doing her an injus
tice, and I hope I am but she acts
sometimes 'tarnally like a red coquette,
and I don't know what to make of her.
But to-night,' he added, fitting an im
mensely high, and an immensely wide
brimmed hat upon his
head, to­
night I'll settle the matter—I'll cross the
Rubicon, if I get my boots full of water.
Maliuda ain't a bad spec, and I might do
worse most anywhere else.'
Do tell if it's come to that V exclaim
ed old Mrs. Chickweed, who had entered
the room, unnoticed by her son, in time
to hear his last sentence—' well, I've all
along had a notion that you was aimin'
iu that 'ere direction.'
Joe turned red from hi* eye winkers
to his ankles and looked very sheepish.
He worked very busily, too, for a few
seconds, with brushing some imaginary
•dust from a place between the shoulders
of his coat, which he couldn't reach, but
lie said nothing.
'There aiu't nothin' to be ashamed on,
Joe,' coutiuued the loquacious old lady,
apparently greatly pleased at making the
/liscovery she had, 'and you spoke gos
pel truth when you said you might do
vworse elsewhere. Malinda's a nice gal.'
•'Well,' said Joe, gaining some cour
•^igo from his mother's manner,' 'I'm glad
^rQ|i think so, for I'm bouud to make her
pay wife, if—'
Jf.what asked the old ladv.
'Well, if everything's favorable.
Don't you fear anything'* agin it.
Yon just do your duty, Joe, and Meliu
da's your'n, remember the farm.'
It is a tine farm, no mistake Mid
the young man earnestly.'
No belter farm of its size in the
whole couuty than the Widder Martin's,
said Mrs. Chickweed,,. ip An emphatic
No, I think not.'
And then 0CO how its stocked two
yoke of the best steers in all these parts,
besides her two bosses, say in' uothin' of
the rest of tho critters. And of course,
they 11 all go with Melinda when tho wid
der's dead, and before loo, for you will
go right onto tho farm 99 soon as vou'
merry, *nd take charge ofererything.'
It's a good opening, that's a fact,
said Joe but I put a higher value on
Melinda than all the property.
And well you should though the
farm and fixin's aint to be despised.'
Oh, I ain't one to despise 'em.'
Joe laughed and left the room, and
soon after left the house, and made his
way as expeditely as the gloom of the
evening would permit, toward the resi
dence of the Widow Martin. A light
was burning in the front room, but the
window curtains were closely drawn, so
that lie could not get a view into the ap
partment as he passed aiong the yard.—
lie knocked at the door, and was admit
ted by the widow in person, who, after
inquiring benevolently after his health,
ushered him into the parlor.
I It was already occupied by two per
I sons—Melinda and Reuben Sparks, the
latter, a young man who had recently
returned to Springville from California,
{and'who was looked upon with special
disfavor by the young farmer.
Joe was welcomed ov the youiig lady,
(but not so cordially as formerly, and by
no means so cordially as Joe thought his
due. He was greeted by Mr. Sparks in
a sort of joking, condescending way, that
raised his ire inwardly. However, the
conversation thai followed was apparent
ly agreeable to all parties, and the even
ing wore away till the widow retired,
when Mr. Sparks intimated that it was
perhaps time for liim to be returning, as
it was quite a little walk to the village.
Melinda at once asserted that it was very
early indeed, and he should not think of
leaving so soon whereupon Mr. Sparks
was induced to remain a while longer,
and Mr. Chickweed was secretly enraged
that Melinda should be taken up with
the company of that young sprig.
California became the topic of conver
sation, and Reuben Sparks shone bril
liantly iu his descriptive accounts of the
country, and what he had done there.
Then you wern't in (he diggins?' in
quired Joe, iu response to something his
rival had uttered.
By 110 means,' replied Sparks, loftily,
I left digging to those that were used
to I hadn't a taste tliat way.'
Oh, then you stopped in town T*
Business, 1 suppose first rate there.'
Yes. A young man of talent will
soon engage himself in profitable employ
Theu I spect you have done extraor
dinary well !'said Joe, in a tone he inten
ded should be sarcastic.
Oh replied the other, laughing, in
a meaning way, and winking one eye at
the young lady, who appeared to take'
and enjoy it accordingly—• as for that
matter I can't complain. I think I im-
roved my chances—1 rather think I did.
I don't complain, by 110 means.'
Then why didn't you stay longer
You weren't gone but a short time you
should have stayed a year or two more,
and made yourself independent.'
Perhaps I am independent already
I say perhaps. Of course can't tell you
the exact amount I made—that, I think,
is quite unnecessary.'
Oh quite.'
And perhaps too, there were attrac
tions in this part of the world as allu
ring as gold.'
lie looked knowingly at Melinda as
he spoke and gave her another wink,
which that young lady seemed to relish,
though she blushed aud appeared won
derfully embarrassed for a moment. Joe
noticed what occured, and didn't at all
fancy tho course affairs seemed to be
taking. He knew that he should feel
and appear perfectly savage, if he re
mained much longer, and so he hinted
that it was about time for him to be go
ing—and what served to enrage him
more than all else, Melinda appeared to
be of the same mind, for she offered no
objection. So he took his hat and de
parted, with firninese in bis step, aud
bitterness in his heart.
I don't like the looks of things at all,'
he muttered to himself, as he walked on
through the dark she's altogether too
tender with that chap to be agreeable to
me. If he has not turned her head, then
ha re's a mistake somewhere. I don't
believe he has brought money enough
from Californy to buy a rope to hang
him. He's after the widder's farm, now,
to make it up, I'll bet my hat. Yes. sir,
he means to catch Melinda, and I've
been fool enough to wait till this time be
fore coining to a final point. But per
haps it ain't too late yet!' he added, af
tera few moment reflection may be
she'll consent to have me yet, if I IOOSH
uo lime in asking her. I'll try it, I vow
I will. I'll go over again to-morrow,
and have the thing settled.'
And having come to this conclusion,
he hurried forward, and soon after was
dreaming of Melinda Martin, the widow,
himself and an infinite number of Reuben
Sparkses who were all endeavoring to
chase him up a steep hill, and beat his
brains out with bars of California gold.
Mrs. Chickweed was most anxious
next morning to learn from her son the
result of his mission to the widow's, but
Joe was silent and pensive, avoiding his
mother's eye, and keeping away from the
house as much as possible. Late in the
evening he carfully dressed himself in
his best suit, and with a look of determi
nation stamped upou his features, he once
more set out to visit the fickle Melinda.
He found her at home and alone.
Hope you spent an agreeable evening
yesterday,' remarked Joe, after he had
passed the usual compliments, and seat
ed himself near the young lady.
Oh, yes, I did, I assure you,' was the
Mr. Sparks, I should in vet}'
entertaining young man.'
Joe didn't think anything of the kind,
and quite the contrary.
He is, indeed,' responded Melinda.
Joe looked anything but pleased at
this encomium on his rival, and set for
some moments in utter sileucc. At
length he turned to the young lady and
'I came here last evening,' he said,
with the intention of speaking to you
on a particular subject but I found you
so engaged that I determined to call
again to-night, and so—so—'
Here you are,' said Melinda, smi
ling at his embarrassments.
Yes, here I am. And now that I am
here I'll tell you what I have come for.
You know I love you. I've told you as
much more'n once, and I've flattered
myself that I werne't indifferent to you.
But now I wish you to tell me if you re
ally love me in return, and if I may hope
to make you my wife—Will you marry
me V
Joe, having arrived at this important
question, looked tenderly and appeal
ingly into her face, and breathlessly
awaited her reply. She colored slightly,
aud bent her eyes to the ground.
You are quite right,' she said, in
supposing that you are not indifferent to
me, for 1 regard you very highly.'
'Then all my fears have been ground
less uttered Joe, exuliingly.
'But,' continued the lady, 'I cannot
very well grant your wish regarding—'
What cried Joe, his countenance
suddeuly changing.
I cannot very well marry you
And why can't you I'd like to
know what's to hinder your marrying
rae if you think enough of me.'
There is one reason in particular
What is it
I'm eugaged to another
Joe turned pale.
Sparks he cried*—' tiR ne, it
Well and if it is
I knew it! Blast him,
I knew
he was after
I don't know that Mr. Sparks has ac
e i n a n y w a y a s e s o u n o e
marked the young lady warmly.
He's a cheetin' villain replied Joe,
You don't know him he's nothing
of the kind
I'ts you that don't know him but
you will before long. I've been de
ceived, and I ain't atfraid to say so
continued he, snatching up his hat it's
the money he pretends to have that's lost
me a wife, but when you want to touch
it, just as like as not you wont be able.'
He rushed from the house as he utter
ed these words, and hurried homeward.
He found his mother still up, and was
eagerly interrogated by her as to the
luck he had met with. He told her all,
aud little condolence was she enabled to
offer him in return.
For two or three days following, Joe
Chickweed said very little, but he tho't
much. One morning he met his mother
with a smiling face and a sort of triumph
in his look Ihe old lady looked some
what suprised at this sudden change in
he son's manner.
Why, what on airth's the matter
now, Joe V said shit hope you ain't
going to go crazy.'
Not by a long shot,* replied Joe, I
ain't quite so big a fool as that.'
Then what ails you
Oh, I've got it all arranged at last—
I've got 'em now.'
Who What
Why, Melinda, and that vagabond,
Reub Sparks—ha! ha!—I'll suprise
Well how are you going to do it V
Why, it's all right said Joe, laugh
ing slyly—' I'll do it darnd if I don't.—
I'll fix the sneaking critter.'
But how—how, Joe Can't you
speak out? What's got into the boy?
cried the old lady, dying with curiosity
to know his plan.
Well now I'll tell you all about it,'
be^an Joe, assuming a more sober tone.
Well, I just wish you would.'
You know the widder has always fa
vored my keeping company with Malin
And is desp'rate down on that feller,
Sparks, coming into her family/
In that case she wouldn't very wil
lingly let her property go iuto her
But cording to the will of old Mr.
Martin the property ain't to go out of
her hands till she is dead.'
UMI SO—but Sparks would have all
the benefit. Aud now I'na coming to
the pint—it is just there I am going to
floor Reuben Sparks!'
Well do let me hear I*
The widder Martin herself ain't a
bad looking women Joe remarked, in a
sort of mysiericus tone of voice, glanc
ing up suddenly in his mother's face.
No—but w hat is that got to do with
the matter replied the old lady, impa
And she ain't very old, neither,'
continued he, with the same air.
Why she can't bo mor'n forty.'
So I should think and she has a
good chance of living forty more.'
Well, and what of it
'Just this,' said Joe, leaning
reach his mother's
marry Uts
Mrs. Chickweed, expecting, as she
was, something startling, wasn't prepar
ed for ihis. She uttered an explanation
of unbounded suprised, started upward
from her seat, and then sank bacit and
fixed her eyes with a recant state upon
her son's face.
Well,' said Joe, 1
ie anything agin it.*
hope yon don't
idenceofthe Chick weeds. The
fer, who had been duly admonished to
ting from Joe with a single but enor
mous kiss, with which he was content to
satisfy himself, considering what was to
follow from so doing on the morrow.
The wedding passed off next day to
the entire satisfaction of all parties. The
affair took place in the morning at theiknowiuo
residence of the bride, and at the hour ofl
noon all the guests, with the exception
of Joe Chickweed. who had been formally
invited, had departed. Why he remain"-
ed so long it puzzled the newly married
very easily, however, and seemed quite!
unembarrassed bv the occasional banter-' 'ous
were assembled in the parlor together—1
in the village right away—buy vou
new house and live fashionable
Oh, no,' replied Mr. Sparks—4 don't
know as I shall.'
What! Well, now, I calc'late you
don't have any idea of settling on a farm?
—you ain't used to that work, you know.'
Don't know but I may,' wid Spark.,
assuming a careless air and tone com-'
ing in town is a bore in summer. Yes,
th?nk I shall try country life for a while
I aint in the bit of health, and a farm i
life may improve ine.'
'Well,' responded Joe, deliberately,
can't say that I'me sorry that you are
going to stay with us. I think myself
that it would be to your beuefit to work
you will make a very agreeable neigh
bor—very iudeed.'
Oh, we'll be iiearer than neighbors, a|
good sight—of course we will, said Joe,!
glancing with a look of intelligence to-j
ward the former widow.
Again Mr. and Mrs. Sparks glanced at'
one another, but this time they did not'
What do you mean they asked sim
Oh, excuse me I forgot lhat you
did not know what had transpired.—
The fact is, the widow, here, and myself,
taking a mutual liking to each other,
were married last niijht? We should have
And the hordes and steer*—'
•Oh you miserable cheat j*
And the fixin's generally—*
No—no stammered his mother, re
covering somewhat from the shock she
had received but are you really in ear
ners!, Joe—will you marry the widder!'
'To be shuro I will, and that's the
whole of it. I am going to see her this ming a more sober and sterner tone, and
very day, I will marry her if she will grasping Sparks firmly by the collar as
have me, and be revenged on Melinda he spoke—' among other things I've got
for cutting me as SIK* has for that blasted.! a word or two of advice for you. You
Sparks, I'll teach 'em what's hat!' married Melinda in tho expectation of
Joe was as good its his word. He stepping into a snug little property, palm
sought the widow and made his propo- ing yourself off as a man of means to
sal. She was more astonished than she accomplish your end. You are the real
knew how to express, but 6he was more schemer, but a part of your scheme has
grateful than Astonished. Fresh and fair failed. Take my advice and it will be
as she was, considering her years, she had well with you use your wife as you
never given over the idea of winning an- know you should—go to work like a man
other husband but it had never entered —and strive to be an honest oue. And,
her head that she could procure so 'finally, don't let me hear you make use 1
young and estitmble a prize as Joe of any more such expressions as you just
Chickweed. now bestowed upon me, or I'll thrash you
Joe made it a special proviso in hisi within an inch of your iile Remem-'
proposal, that they should be married ber,'added Joe, giving him a shake, as a
the day before the marriage of terrier would a rat, you're my son now, 1
parks with the widow's daughter, and I'cording to law, and you must have aj
it should be kept a secret (ill that wed- slight show of respect for your father."
ding had taken place. To this the wid- Reuben Sparks seemed to come at once i
ow readily agreed, although it was a to his senses, and after a little reflection'
hard task sometimes for her to restrain concluded that the advice he had receiv-j
the enjoyment she experienced, and pre- ed, was, upon the whole, the best he
could act upon and for many a year
thereafter, Joe Chickweed looked upon
him as a most valuable assistant.
vent the secret before discovered.
The evening before the nuptials of
Sparks and Melinda at length arrived,
and all the preparations for the cere
mony on the ensuing day were comple- ptn.m the Keokuk (hte(%.
ted When darkness had fairly set in,
while Melinda was so occupied with the
company and conversation of her soon-: #fce Democrats are certainly making a
to-be husband as to be completely obliv-18orry political campaign this year, iu this
ious to all else, Mrs. Martin cautiously
left the house, and meeting Joe near at|l'ie resolution to scruple at 110 means to.
hand, she hastened with liira to the res-1
tx.. .. r. -i i i MI i Ihe population ot Iowa has more than
on a larm for a while and we 11 tryto
,, .doubled in the last tour years, in that
make it as comfortable for you as we .. I- I I- i
9 time the number of Judicial districts has
Mr. Sparks looted al liim ihe,. tlx ¥e" mow thau fwly new coun
looked at oik another aud la,.sl,ed- jl,M '''V" b«n ortfiniM.I, and the ropro
•No doubt,' remarked ifr. Sparks,1 General Assembly has,
:n ui- _i_ been greatly enlarged large additions
have been made to the Penileutiary, and
the number of convicts increased seven
fold the uumber of deaf and dumb aud
blind children has increased, the salaries
of officers have been raised to respecta
ble living rates a costly Insane Hospital
tuvited you to the wedding, but we knew! ,,e i
you were so engaged-'
What! married cried Sparks, i
Urfcunly. marr.od, »,i Joe, cool-
self, and not for m..„ey-vou prclended
to have enough of that yourself
Reuben Sparks smiled a sickly and a
scornful smile.
It's even as I thought his money's
so deep in the bank that he'!! uever be
able to dig it out,' remarked Joe.
You scheming rascal gasped
Sparks, looking its if it would be a pleas
ure to eat him eulirely up, body and
Oh, fire away it don't hurt any
aud I've got a lon^ lease of the Wat—
You scoundrel!'
And moreover,' continued Joe, assu
The Campai&n in Iowa
Suite* Tl,e.Ir
newspapers started out with
their ends, however disrepu-.
""true they
fecresy, was in attendance and in less phatinally a canvass of lies but unfor
than half an hour thereafter Joe was
a tuna,el.v
married man, and the no longer widow i cause of truth, the Spanish proverb
was on her way back to her home—par-
tl,at the
hc- T^cy!
determined that it should be em-
though fortunately for
P^ved true, and their lies have all
gone home to roost."
The Eads press,—that is to eay the1
newspapers suborned bv that Immaculate
financier and educator,—recognizing the
truth of the proposition that tlu receiver
of stolen goods is as guilty as the thief.
he who
pair to surmise, as they had not supposed, complicity in the peculation of that fund,
he would be present at all. Joe took it
ings of the happy Sparks. organs in Burlington, Ft. Madison,
I s'pose,' said Joe, addressing him- Keokuk, Iowa City, Dubuque, fcc., up
self to the newly made husband, as they
sch001 fu,,J hatl
1,1 lhe,r
1 s,iad,JW
A violent onslaught was first made up
on what they termed the Republican ex
travagance of the late Administration.—
The attempt was made to convince rea
sonable men that the State ought to be
administered as cheap with a population
ing on hot weather, you know, and liv- P°P",aUon.
n a
souls and eighty-nine
and, ht,"one
springing to his feet, while a lock of hor- DEFALCATION or THE STATE TREASURER.
ror overspread his features. His wife rpi.„,. 1 1 .l e
^„i« i^ KI« i I A hey next attacked the Treasurer of
sat pale as a ghost unable to speak a' \t I
of Slo0i000i
this writ hpM,. turning to ""I"1"'' "u"lev
the late widow. 11 I® of bringing it in
•Vou may rely dl k* mn.' tb.
You worked to get me, »1,ile this in- i
fernal cheat gets «ll Ihe properly i
replied was any deficiency in the Ireasury. In
Then 1 havebeeu swindled—imposed I
No—it's not so exclaimed Melinda, 111""10 ,'!'e 'l'?
bursting into tears, 1 knew nothing of »"""ng««/gold, voted down
it. and thought you married me for ray-,
without the
authority in law, and that they
were buth and
morally as guilty
purloined it, were resolved to
Pubhc attention from their own!
unwarrantable attacks
other_people. Hence the unscrupu-
^'rulel,t attacks in the Demo-!
Kepubliean Part.v'
I s'pose you will take up your residence jexP°su,e
everybody from whom they dreaded
°^a»'^d counties I
,act- *e«»»»strated_
history of
every city, couuty and State since gov
ernments were organized, that the ex
penses of a government increase some
what in proportion to the increase of pop
ulation aud wealth.
has been nearly completed a Geological
Survey of the State partly finished, and
the Agricultural Societies all over the
State have been greatly encouraged ait
extra session of the General Assembly
became necessary iu July, 105ti, and a!
Constitutional Convention was held in1
February, 1857, both of which were at-'
tended with very considerable expense to
the Suiu aud iiliuf which have beeu eu-
a#*,u *.•
upon—deceived And vou knew of i"aa n, drafts ui, .Vw \oi t.
this also, aud led me on ?''ho continued, "j"''
ina violent tone addressing his wife.-'S°ld'
®tate' k- MOBRIS, Esq., and pro-
.I nounced him a defaulter to the amount
,,ei,lusu ,10
Wl ht t|,al
k in
Vf."01 «»'•.
*"d e »as a defaulter be-
•, *'le" P™^8"!0."
J' l'°
f" WrpV •»'.*
ISO, but ihe bill authorizing hun to nego
tiate the loan declares lhat a deposit of
the money $2U0,0t0) in the State Trea
sury, shall be deemed a full performance'
under the act, leaving hint to gel tho
money to Des Moines in his own way.
This exchange IIAS been paid oul to the
'creditors of ihe Stale, or otherwise con
verted into specie, and this lie has
gone home to roost." We do not sup
pose that there is a man in the State who
ever believed Mr. Morris to be a default
er, and there are but very few men,
nisant of the facts, who do not believe
The next assault was upon the late
Public Printer, Peter Moriarty, Esq., and
either branch of the General Assembly
by a public officer goes upon the Journal,
of the House to which it is sent, and be-|
comes a part of that Journal. It was not'
and refuse to print it. Besides, just con-
buque Express Herald was the great
tulminator of this charge, bulk was soon
allowed to go to roost" when the pro-
prietors of that paper, Dorr it Mahonv,
utterlv valueless report of a Des Moines
difference between the two was, that Mo"-
that the charge originated in business their own offspring, and admitted what
hostility to a conspicuous banking firm was the truth, that the bill was introduced
in the Slate, who were supposed to be into the General Assembly by a Demo
the friends of the Treasurer. cratic member, engineered to its final
Tho „o,t assault »as un.,1. Gc„. Sells,! TE.V".'',
the 12lb of January, 1054, and #260 on Board to preserve unchanged the aggre
the 20th of Sept., 1856. gRte amount of the State valuation,'but
they are required to apportion the valua-
appendix to"the Journals of 185fj-7.~The jla,,(ls
Constitution, Art. 9, Sec. 10, required
each house to "keep a Journal of its!
stitutional injunction, and adopted a res-'
olution declaring that certain documents
—among them the census report, the
most important that had ever been sub
mitted to any General Assembly in the
State—should not be published with the
and they were published as an appendix
riarty had the authority of one House to j?
do the printing—Dorr A Mahony had no
authority from either House Moriarty1
received pay for the press-work and com-
position of one appendix—Dorr Ma-
The next charge was that the Repub
licans had done a great wrong iu passing
a law authorizing the appointment of
agents to examine the affairs of the sev-
serobly, which slowed lhat Ihe law was
Messrs'. Uoolbau-h, Saundere and Trim-
it was shown that several of the appoint
ments were made after he left office, by
his successor, and lhat a majority of those
he did appoint were actually opposed to
his election, some of them beinir so vio-
grimago all the way to Des Moines to aid
1 1 1 1 1 1
went to roost" wheu it was shown that 't
if used to promote any party interests at
ploys all the men engaged 011 the work
no other than ihe Democratic ticket.
the Hon. James Thoringtou. But when
competent for either branch of the As-1 'twa* estimated to be worth one year be
semblv to expurgate a public document,,
ceive of the impropriety of refusing to. ProPerU, was reported ^in^ 1857, at
print the census report, which was the ®2^.*4,945, and this year it U reported
basis of a jreat deal of the most impor- *1,023,297, or at #011,04^ less than
taut legislation of the session.
The Du-
cause u wou,d
•WiMlliiiati'MiiWiai^^ Til
STATB. enactment by T. S. Parvin, Esq., and
tbe S?lr, l:.ry ..f Slate, for receiving "f "",,ses
82.rK) as salary for Governor during the UOARO OF XQCTALIZATIOIT.
absence of Gov. GRIMES from the State, 1 The old stock being exhausted, a new
in Sept., Iy."i7. It did not matter that: coinage of lies is now lobe propagated,
the Constitution and laws of the State re- We have before us a copy of the Demo
quired the Secretary of State to discharge erotic Clarion, published in Davis coun
the duties of Governor, and conferred tv, which furnishes us a specimen of
upon him the salary belonging to the of- what their character is to be. In all our
fice during the absence of the Governor, observations of newspapers we must con
They were resolved to make something fo^s that we never before saw so many
heinously wrong out of tho receipt of1 falsehoods crowded into so small a space
this small sum, no matter what the Con- nre contained in about one hundred
stitution said on the subject. But this lines of the Clarion under the caption,
charge, also, soon went to roost," when More Money Demanded by the Ruling
it was KIIOW U that a similar practice had' Dynasty." It would be useless to at
prcvailed since the foundation of the tempt to refute these falsehoods ono by
Government, and that that most popular one, but we will allude to 0110 or two of
Democrat, who is kept in training tor a them by way of sample.
future occasion, Gen. McCleary, whilstj The Code of the State creates a Board
Secretary of State, received, under pre-j of Equalization of the State assessments,
cisely similar circumstances, $250, on, Sec. 402, p. 82, of the
directs this
tion amoni the several counties as
upon the Auditor of State, for paying1110" before them. For example, if
Mr. Moriarty his claims for printing an
"e possible with the infor
i 11
average returned valuation of farmiiiir
1,1 Vau Bureu aild
proceedings, and publish the same." The presumption would be that the valuation
Senate concluded not to obey this Con- 'n
county Wrt-S
Journal. The House declared that they pene^e^ery year, aud always will hap
should be published with their Journal,
six dollars per acre, a.id three
dol,slre ,n Davw
county, the reasonable
to° l0*"- Ihe Board
therefore raise the valuation 111
Davis to correspond with that of the sur
rounding counties, and lower tho valua
tion of other counties so as to preserve
the aggregate valuation of the entire
Such cases as this have hap-
case has happened this year
thereto. Mr. Moriarty was paid for the: *,es# essessment of Davis county
publication. A document submitted to1
°r seien other coun-
neter remarkable for its correctness,
lhat l,w
property in that county was
,n at
and in 1856,
$lu.792, or about one-seventh of what
111 lhat
assessment of re-
««unty, exclusive of town
last vear. Does anv one suppose that
the la,ld!i in
were reminded of the expensive appendi^^?e '5iruent adjacent counties,
they published, as State Printers,tbe assessment of Davis county to
years be tore, without authority frma alue corresponding with that of the
er House of the General Assembly flj^rderiiig counties. They could not de
great burden of their Appendix being the i
c,jUMl.v a«e
really not
two-thirds as much as they were
Ku:ird of
these circumstances
Equalization, guid.-d by the
f,ie valuation of those counties be-
River" Committee, embracing two hun- the grand schedule, but they could make
dred and thirty-six pages. The only ?av,s
oral Couuty School Fund Commissioners., ..
But ihis charge was also allowed to go!1* mureased per
tjuiellv to roost,"' when reference was ^t '*. «).al the Hoard
made "to the Journals of the General As-
lb5b-/:l Ihey then began a clamor,^.O
/, N 1
reported to the Senate just as it passed, "•J'
fixing the compensation of the £P,,ts,1 "".f
A-o., bv a select committee composed of!
vote, (see Senate Jour., p. 4-J4), a id that i •. w 1 i ?»,
i .1 ii i if mendacity? We ask the Democrats if
it was introduced into the House bv Mr. .• i .1
II i- 1 1 e .1 they do not think the public sentiment
Hardie, of Dubuque, from the same loint j.
1 .1 1 -.i ot their party ouirht to reuuire their edit
committee, aud w is there passeil Without 1 ,*•
t\„. .. /c. 11 1
a dissenting voice, (bee House Jour. tses. 1 1
U»K.44 n-\ Tii«I. K 1
III securing his deieat and all declared!
that they had never, either directly or
indirectly, had any oouuuuuicatiau with
him on the subject.
went home to roost."
Thne, thie lie
The next charge
made was, that the
appropriations made to erect the Insane
Hospital at Mt. 1 leasant had been used Buchanan, and their determiua
to promote partisan purposes. Ihis lie tj01,
ihe valuation of
proportion of the
expenses, and the law required them
more, nothing less.—
b« b^rne
in mind that tho
of Dav,s
ra'Scd b)
bony received pay for the press-work and than last jear.
composition of an appendix for both the
Senate and House of Representative*.
county, after being
the Board of Equalization,
to only $2,552,til5,or $182,&10
But, says the Democratic org§n, uot
only have they been content to add to
the assessment, but have raised the rate
of taxation from one and a quarter to
three mills per dollar," aud then pro
ceeds with an array of figures to show
that whereas the tax of Davis county
was last year, it will this year
,yte«d uf rum,.,, lit
,!c Uav,s
ble—two Democrats and oue Republican ««.
—and passed the Senate by a unanimous. ,,
.,K SL..., i i (i\ i a
npology found for such unblushing
ors 111 making their statements,
to be facts, to come at least wiihin
1 1
1 oue hundred IKT cent, of the truth
against Gov. Grimes, because of the ap-, ...
-.,1, .... 1 .1 1 11 1 ouch are the miserable shilts to which
pomtments made under the law, ailed* .1 i\
nig that they were made with a view to reduced—
promote his election to the Senate. But «aslonsand falsehood, of
llieir newspapers been exjiosed and "gone
home to roost." instead of manfully
meeting the great questions at issue be
tween the Republican and Democratic
parties, they cover themselves with in
lent iu their opposition as to make a pil- I ""-1,
,ll!e l'~p.'igali..u ol ilM most
h'.Uehoods u. their alien,p« to
avoid these issues.
Their appeals aud their fabrications
are adapted to the particular locaKty
where they are lo be used. Whilst llieir
papers are denouncing the R'publicau
party of the State, their candidates for
Congress, iu their anxiety to secure au
election, are willing, iu some localitiee,
to declare to Republicans their hostility
noj volo
f,,r |,jm should the elec-
OI1 0f tj10 llcxt
all it must have been those of the Dem- ,hev willing to pledge themselves to vote
oeratic jiarty, because the Supermini- far*lho Republican nominee iu that event 1
dent, Henry W mslow, hsq., who cm-
In this
and pays out every dolla. exj^ended up- They seek to degrade a degra led race
on it is a life long Democrat, and votes
prudent be carried to
House of Representatives. But are
vicinity they imagine the winning
0 hostility o
bv aruUsin Hixl\
greater pwju-
dices against theui. There are some
(y SWAMP LAND AUEKT. weak-minded jiersons who imagine that
TI MT next charged that the Republi
is a of
cans passed a lau at the last session, au- °iwl,ursJ"l «'^r«. aud who plume
thorixing the appoiutment of a svvamp thenise'hes uixm the fact lhat some one
land agent, expressly to give an office lo
t,u',r ri'n,ole a',cwtors
about Uie
was the propri-
it was deemed important to abuse Gov., *'.ould oul'l.v ot great impiety it lliey
Lowe for not appointing1 Mr. ALTKK, of luroxor lu^iuuiu tli*j RI^li4
Muscatine, to this office, they strangled [OOECLUDEU ON EOUHTII PAUE.]
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