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Algona, Iowa
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of ; 80 that in round n mortgagors for iframWHOttWBTOTsinn, JUWJOD MM. «U»UB r^^^.ir^^-^nt^ :JStSS«A«monfCia>e nations «* the earth." ^Smprirporttto *bow«a*ja» peo- *^S«ni»nnual interest burden of gaanaim itat they must pay topeo- e«raw *»_». Subtwotinf «» P*? EssSSSSuuR&M rfSSsSa-?^.* s&ff *s ^'^•-nJSrV'.iSrS rcMtita tarfBW **e populatlonof *S^*,££K£lffiaS. o^be state StyTbut it is rather to be supposed that the ownerB-f these mortgages for sale of Ian. are tersely citizen* of our Btate who are .ateo en- Sigedin productive employment, and if we a* w^tfce average value of land to Iowa to be WOperaore. which Is a lowestimate of its real TOueTffleralueoffarmsto Iowa is to round lumbers* thousand milirpna of doUars. Ttas Sebtednesstbenlfl but IB per cent to round SsW^W^ff^SSMi 1 ^ S&^^ebT^n a ttran«^ , la it not clear tne _ - J tion 21, Article 4, and a recoij thereupon made to a bookke called "The Executive Re||pui. omee we ««-•«"•"^rr"f— fa 'Republican party we time .above indicated, the present governor has u " Mw "5 °. «:"haDDv tacefl we see to our not called upon the secretary of state for the would^ot see the h'•PP^" ~. A friend of usual signature. Consequently, the record u £"«.?"™, 8 B*VB Van WySt. "Owned by applied to grants of pardons, suspensions of mon °P°||"',,-J2 Wewer• "Tl lentence, etc., have been discontinued. Tours monopolies," sayB _weaven ^ purpose of "the* Demopratioparty to executing %^T .-uevrufaWis^'wise solution of tto most rSSSSSto and toportout^stion you SSritic' tlSIetlKe.g 8 ^KofbeUe^ that way considerable number orO»ose who bear «*•**L~t*.sr™ ~ —in An on ihave discussed .n-i» ov/vy« PBOM 1HE PEOPLB to reply to his speech at the Importers banquet to New York city. I wish you could have & en that banquet You could not get a drink of water at that banquet. [Laughter.] But every fellow there could have a whole basket of oham- - - - Ana paid for by Bays van »»vi»- vrm««i» *rj says Weaver. "The creature of «•••* ^«HH 'Vi pill 1 HI»«i^mjpa an»»" Hi .».w"w» l ! aS»*4ebt«I«^»K,<WO, »r with « "' T l&e total Interest bearing debt of States,. and Ii3 makes our interest Sltntfae interest tmrdenof ihe«n- t bearing debt of the UnttedStates, .with the endorsement of tfaegov- to*fce people, shows dirt-we have a Staa^naebtwlnesB and a chattel tnortesge perty. ma wuuic piut™».j of the state »™ value of town as well as farming The Increase to value of the flwm /, who seek ., __ ivui Institutions. [Applause.] I could have forgiven Governor Boles for the speech made at mattngop atattsuosof tt ntteriy unrluAle M respects aetromit. Indeb ednessof oonrs* Jmt in the nature of It Is safe to say that my. xne mafavao lu TBIU.O «»«. «•«' "TSTI UUIOB in lowm tor the last two years equals if it does not«xoel the total mortgage debt of the Bt lhave thus tar discussed the national questions Involved to this campaign and have wea- jtoayou-aaweaaa myself to ifretime I have occupied, but H you wfll hear with me, I wffl state the position of the two parties upon the I think he felt awful sorry «i3.yet we Breasted to believe that J vf ootJrtate istinrdened growth, development, prvw^"-*! —*- "jri.rv~3 nf iheoeoole of onr state' and the country, and th»t the policies of the Democratic party re- sptetingafltblse great questions if Buooessful tothis state and to the country, •would w»™ this growth and pro«peri^. laPP®** ™ y. with confidence thai to thia state, tnw year, u«» nrinniniRR T have Bdvooa'ed will nave tne en- SoS^ment of alarge majority a*Tam sure thay will have to this portion of the state. his report and endorsed ffl» soveraor, because if ta thfa commtssioner's report there tines there has been a drain , "y lor Interest alone upon the 'aeacrfljedintiiiB report, or illO,- , , . and aaottoer drain for tbe ssvsnaee derived^ from taxation, in%U to nearly tlO,000,flOO per an- ,XWVW> to addition it would seem to JMtnreof things that Iowa most indeed be ' obfl her people in the direst dis- would mppoee th»t our alms ini poor bouses would be fitted to «mid ttala general rain. What are are t&at tbe census discloses w« ttie total number in our •alma houses and fcouwator J890 were 1.621, «ad out-door aronetoeach :«48 of the population nd one to «acfa L«00 in popula- ' anauoTBonaeB. ann one TO «tcn muu m popum- ° lnuBliittflf inii niii flnni TTilinT ntifl when it also atattvstbct there -u» twelve Mates to this tjfioofcwln* more paupers relatively than our otan, *re feave been -remarkably aucoeeefulto viewxtf «ur«reat adr «y and want. _ mwm* w. w.d*ee that in 1886GreatBritain had ZTpaapeEBtoreaohT^MOof her people, and in ffl«»foriB«ch 1,000of berpeopw. a Sow. without golr* toto. detail, tot us see ecimeiUiuraflbe «Towth»nd development of S-^^s—S-Ttbe last decade between 1880 and UM. UK, -aln«tton of our property to 1880 waa lufi muttons. or487rfor each man, woman and «bflamthe«t»te. Boring the ten yean last pOtHaabownbyttieoensus of 1890 we have in- cnnbaatifl Ttiln TmnltliTTfrmi -IVff giviM us a total «* wealth to tbe atate of Iowa of 1698 millions fliraoinars,TorW88 for each man, woman ««** <aaifltatbe_ta*e. having tocreased our popula- ^jtodlnoreaaed the per capltti wealth Bten years. Whatever I lespeote *he olstri- . „_ . in o*er «ountri«e or . jittrtBsiaiwitottinlowaitwJUbecoiir ttat w«altii m this state is reasonably ; that having none very rich and —— rpoor. that this wealth E our Btate, on the farms L is apparent to every man itoeee. Production—We have in- Ivtiteareaof onr production. By r to«» wnsuB of 1890 rt wfll be eeen that r wodaou of our atate we have made •onnHiaalcnd to aomeof them large Increases. nTttWwe bad W8?» horses; to IfflO we tave :L;nz<0»lMEies.aran tooreaaeoT 5^767 or about « per «ent mcreaae, so that now with tbe exception of XQtools we own more horses than any •tate to a»e union. But we have not only to- BUieauil «or hones to number but we have creatty tocreased their quality and value. In fffiStor ttie first time Incur state fair waa locat- «9 permanently at Des Motoes upon lands pur- on Uils question IB clearly st^vw.«.»— M — — —i— of this year. It Is for the enforcement of the laws on our statute books, on this subject. It declares that this law, as all other laws should befeapeoted and obeyed. In the passage of tills law. It voiced the public seatiment expressed at an election of the people especially called for Hurt purpose. The formal and solemn expression of the people, has not been reversed, and the Democratic party has tnus fai opposed any re-submission of the subject to S?5»oplSrit cannot be aaid «t any elecUon since, that this subject has been distinctly submitted to them. There are many BePHbUcans who believe that it would be wise to modify this Jaw aa applied to the larger cities of our state. There are many Democrats in every part of the state who favor prohibition. Yet this being but one of the many questions submitted at our annual elections, both Republicans and Democrats rote their party ticket, and will do so again this year, as they know that other questions of supreme moment especially divide parties this year, so that whilst thlcfc an important question, U IB not tbe only controlling one and parties do not divide on this atone. «.„..-!„._ The Bepuhlican party believes that this law thus endorsed by the people in advance, and passed to obedience to their expressed will, ahonld have a fair and full trial before another experiment is tried. It Is well known that to mwfy localities It is not rigidily enforced, and to some localities tt Is not enforced at all, but that in three-fourths of the state it is enforced with as much vigor as any Similar law upon our statute books. And that over the whole state more Is accomplished for the promotion of 'true temperance" than any modiflo_tion that has be«n proposed or suggested by our opponents., When it is found that the political PO werpf one of the great parties to tiie state, supported and sustained by the moral force of the executive power, is arrayed In hostility to the law and to hostility to its enforcement, is it not time to inquire whether or not laws are placed upon our statute bnok» to be openly defied by ttiose whose dutv it Is to obey them aud enforce ttiem, and is it not wise to first assert, the supremacy of the law and the duty Imposed upon those who administer the law, and then consider whether or not it should be modified or repealed? All statutes licensing, restraining or prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors are Tmwilltagly obeyed. Temptations in this direction are so strong that the most rigid license laws are constantly disobeyed aud defied, as well as prohibitory laws. Thisisthe experience of every Btate that has dealt with this question, BO that all legislation on thia BUD- jnotutoa degree experimental. The liquor interest is BO strong, and the profits of the traffic aresoerreat that whatever restraints arejnade there will always be found those who take the risk of their violation, however severe the penalties, to order that these large profits may be gained; thereforeall legislation upon this subject should be dictated by the highest motives for the public good and not dictated by the en- i pecuniary <«** 'made showing the growth our Btate since the agiicul- mwmi «jatory wae organized to 185*. The elder Xr.dark»ontfaen aaid that when the state society waa organized, in 3861, there waa not such attaincM* blooded horse in the state of Iowa atttdbutoneberd of short borncattie Whilst car iMOKieac end development to the improve- mentoFpree^Bfaaa been constant and great, it * wellknown that between ISSOand ^90 we have made the moat remarkable progress in tfaia di- x*ex!on.aotfaflt we have not only increased ttms — *—•- ttae number of horses, but their tfceir value. Would this .avebeen possible if the condition of things to «ur«tat9wasa<i is described by Gov. Boies and MB oommisaloner? ,,_, &I188B •»« had 8 4,187 cows to Iowa; to 1890 we hsd 34278,612 «owt. beirg to number only aecnnd to the state of Hew York, or an tocreaeeof424,- £25. and whattatrneu respects horses is also oneasteapeeti the Improved quality of these iftptmaic, «u! tbia in ibe face of the declaration •made by Gov. BMee a d hl« commissioner that eight out of ten of all the farmers in Iowa 'ost fiTtbe production of butter every year from i?85 to 1890. Can It bo true that this extraordinary Increase and multiplication of CJWB would have been made in the presence of these continuous He bad to 1880 to this atat« 1,757.489 cattle, ex- «doBtveaf «owa, and to 18PO we had 2680,274 head, or an increase of 923,398, an increase of mora than SO per cent, and tail in the face of the etatement made to this report th&t lets than ' of thefarmargof Iowa made a profit for »TO yeara ol this ten. Why is it presence of these great loaweupon £ HUM UUb U*UM»t*7t* **J uuw v« ormoufl "pecuniary toterest of those who largely profit by the traffic. Unfortunately for tne true and host solution of this question to our state, the Democratic party has espoused the cause of those who profit by the traffic atd its pclioy is largely dictated by tils special toterest, which always proposes tie least control of this traffic possible to beBecared with public sentiment so hostile as It is to the open saloons In our state. The Democratic platform at Ottumwa this year, when it first appeared in print, favored the absolute repeal of tbe present prohibitory >aw and the substitution of a license law, but public sentiment waa ao strong against this .-eciaration when first announced that in a few daya another and different resolution »p»eared &s the Democratic programme on this question, j ustloe to those who make platforms and manip- uiate them to this state requires me to say that it is claimed bj them, that this new form of treatment was a mistake and that they Intended to lesolve aa they did two years ago, but certain it ia that this platform as it now appears was not submitted to the convention and «c ed upon oy it. This resolution as It now appears standing by itself la not clear. Its ambigallies and uncertainties were printed out two years a*o, and it would have been easy M have made it explicit this year toy saying whether or not the present prohibitory law was to be wholly re- p-aled; whether or not thoae localities that op- p ge the open saloon were to be protected by suitable penal statutes against those who might seek to open saloons, when the people had decided against the saloon by popular vote Some of theae uncertainties have been removed by the governor to his speech at Cherokee wherein he interprets the spirit of this reap- tion. In discussing this subject at Cherokee, the ^"Idom>?uridereBtimate the evfls of intemperance or the sorrow and suffering it brings to Iriends cf Its victims who are innocent of any wrong, and yet with a full knowledge of all this I do not hesitate to declare that the enforcement of thia law, as far aa It has been enforced to this state since its passage has pauperized THE NEGROES PROGRESS IN INTELUGENCE. GOT. BolM "C«ll«* • DOW» Inr lowm'si Brilliant TOOBC t:olor»d Kdltar. FromOie Det Motne* Avalanche. We think one of the greatest errors of Mr. Boles was made In his Keokuk speech when he attemptea to explain that ttie negro's brain wasn't as susseptible of cultivation as .the white man's. We want to cite the learned and most wise gentleman back a few years. In 1865 of 5,000,000 negroei or thereabouts, in this country, there were but 123 of .that vast number that could write and they were what la known as the free negroes. To-day we have about 8,000,000 negroea in this country, and to find one inthis northern country that can't read, he would be considered a monstrosity. If he be 70 years old or more he can read. We will not say that they down south are monstrosities that cannot read, for Mr. Boles party with a shot-Run acting as a predom- inator has caused a panic among the poor unfortunate negroes who sought to obtain that which Mr. Boies claims they can't possess. We will also cite the »king of blunders to the time that we had no piess to attempt to place our wrongs before the public that public opinion might have its effect, and until recently we had no press inthis state, and as Mr. Boies knew that, and knowing that there would be but little danger of the negro getting his speech or even a synopsis of it over the state he thought himself safe to say what he did to the few enthusiastic Democrats that were at the time anxious to do the unfortunate all the damage they could. Now Mr. Boles *ants the negro vote to keep him In the gubernatorial chair. He says he wou't bother the saloon*; that he has no power to close them, and that prosperitj and perpetuality of personal freedom are the true principles of American citizenship. We can truthfully say that we are financially, mentally and physically better off now than we were when we held the exalted position of custodian in chief of cuspidors in those damnable hell holes that were usurping the very life out of us for the paltry 88 per week. Never was the state of Iowa in a more prosperous condition than Iowa is to-day. We give the Eepnbllcan party credit for the good It has achieved, ..j And tried to soothe our Injured IOCUUKO oy talking of "the wonderful itate of Iowa." People had got so they did not believe the wriggler and the Democratic party was afraid to trust him on his Council Bluffs speech, BO they put into the Democratic platform at Ottumwa a declaration, speaking of "the great progress and prosperity of Iowa,"—an awful hard hit on the Mew York speech of Governor Boles. [Laughter.]. HE WBNT TO CHEHOKEB, where he could not get any champagne, and be delivered a speech to which he had devoted great time to its preparation, and there he deliberately wrote and delivered an Indictment again against Iowa. In that speech he did two things. He tolled to defend the rum shops of of this state; that was the bulk of it. And, next, trying to fix up and apologize for his New York speech, and reiterating the charge. Now, fellow countrymen, I said I could forgive him for his New York speech, but when, after mature deliberation, he seeks to defend his New York oration by drawing a deliberate indictment against the Industries of Iowa, whjeh bristle forth on every hand testifying to our prosperity, I wish that man could come down and look into this audience. You are 'mostly fanners, I suppose, but I could cot tell it You may be bankers for all I know; you look more like It Here la proof (hat Governor Boies Is mistaken or mlsrepre- tents. My friends, I come now to consider another wriggle the governor took. In his Cherokee speech he denounced the Republican party lor insincerity on the liquor question and he demanded a square answer as to "How are we going to enforce the prohibitory law?" He said, "I want their speakers on the platform- this fall to answer the question, how are we goa lug to enforce the prohibitory liquor law!" I will answer his question, but I am going to give k few facts first They have not been made public and I procured them for the Information of Democrats as well as Republicans to this state. I am going TO GIVE TOTJ A COMPABISOH between the condition of things to Iowa as to the saloons before 1884, when prohibition went to operation, and after Governor Boles took the helm of state in Iowa, Give me your attention. From J. 8. Lathrop, collector of Internal revenue for the Northern District of Iowa, going back to the last full year before prohibition went Into effect, taking the commissioner's reports for the year ending April 30th, 1883, and also take the commissioner's reports for the j* A __*i o/wt.1- t oon _ K JI «j. LB.A 4.1.& to to see If I had a right to place the record before tbe cltlzena to see what this friend of tne convicted saloonkeeper was doing. This section 16, article 4, of the constitution gives to the governor the right to grant pardons under certain circumstances. I read to jou, word for word, section 81, article 4, which will be found on page 779, Code of Iowa for 1873: "All grants and commissions shall be In the name and by thf authority of the people of the state of Iowa great seal of. the state, signed' and countersigned by the see- about trusts yesterday afternoon, has got so he opens his meetings and I trust he closes hi-meetings .... --It is a little song that Jim Weaver sings. Let £ see The Democratic party has howled about tru-ts for* years. They have had the house of representatives until the last congress for four congresses that I have been with them to. Did they An, govemur, we are looking after your sanctimonious actions. fLaughier.J Ton are so open you challenge the world to investigation, and. to spite of the constitution calling on joa to let the secretary of state countersign these documents, your state department don't show a single act you have done and to-day I am not able to tell this audience how many convicts have been set free by his clemency and his warm gushing heart for the saloonkeepers. He tells us to his Cherokee speech that more suffering—and the tears began to flow—more suffering has been entailed upon people In Iowa from the enforcement of the prohibitory liquor law than would have been from all the saloons. If they remained to operation. [Laughter.] Horace, Horace, you had better stick to youc law. unifies one term to the governor's chair suits ion, [Laughter.] Yes, but he has TAKER A NKWWBIQGLB on this. When you take the Democratic platform, when you take Governor Boles' letter ol acceptance, when you take his carefully pre- pared'and delivered speech at Cherokee which was spread broadcast over Iowa through the Democratic journals as a campaign document, sounding the Democratic key-note of the campaign; when yon take them altogether you can not tell this; that Is, that they Intend first to repeal the prohibitory liquor law and then liave them to adopt high license or local option or year ending April 30th, 1889, and we have the following showing for the whole state of Iowa: Special tax stamps Issued to retail liquor dealers, April 30,1883,5,001; for 1889,8,758. A decrease of 2,243. Wholesale liquor dealers, April 30, 1883, 86; for 1889, 85. A decrease of 51. total! dealers in malt liquors, April 80, 1883, £83; for 1889, 823. A decrease of 60. Wholesale dealers to malt liquors, April 80, 1883, 67; for 1889, 50. A decrease of 17. X1OVBKNOE BOIBS CAN WBIGGLB but I will give him facts which he can address his attention to. Now, then, I want to compare the last year of Governor Larrabee with the first whole year of Governor Boles and I will show you what Is the trouble. I take the ground that the moment that Governor Boles was elected as the chief executive of this sta.e, more than the negro has, and down south,- and In the kind remembrance of Democracy to the Irish we Join Issues with them, also to the Jews of Bussia for we don't believe in the suppression of human liberty. Where in it is not to the discomfiture of others the p'atform of the Democrats is carefully drawn to suit the white man. In reading section 14 of the Democratic platform we find that the bill that would have helped the negro most wonderfully where his per aonal freedom is abridged, known as the force bill, waa condemned as being infa mons. No kind words were mentioned in the Democratic platform for the negro that la undergoing more hardships to day at the bands of Democrats than anj nation on the globe. Every young man has a private Idea that the woman who gets him will win a prize. Somehow his slater entertains a very different idea.— BlngTiamton Kepuo- Mean. uiio power, it passed an the House, through the Senate, and „_.. Ben Harrison and the courts of the country are 'enforcing It to-day. [Applause.] Let us see what the Republican party has aone for the farmer. In 183L the total appropriation for the agricultural department waa 1253,310. it his arisen steadily until In 1890 the laat D-mo- cratlo Congress—I am going to give you their own figures-H was $1,799,100- A Republican Congress then convenes? what did It do for agriculture? It appropriated «3.038,153 50. fApplanse ] We have given attention to agriculture unprecedented In the history of tiie country and the Democratic platform denounces us to-day decanse we were THB "BIIiluN DOIXA.B CONGBBSS." But we will talk more about the billion dollar congress as I am on that now. The Republican party e ave the oleomargar toe law to both house and senate. A large Democratic majority waa f lven against it to both house and senate believe. A solid vote of Republicans was given each time In favor of it and we saved that law to the Republicans, striking thereby the most tyrannical trust that can be found on earth; that old trust to Chicago. We have given this year the largest appropriation for water-ways that can be loun^ to the history of the country. We appropriated a half a million dollars for the Hennepto caaaL That we hid never been able to get through a Democratic • Wilson repeatedly got it on as without any other wind than a storm of Indie- nation. [Laughter.l There were lots of good seft SmoSc ^ n ^Jl h^e a thfough water-way trans- S™«JJ "Jj ? Liverpool »d Europe under tbe ecity pro^ioTof the McKtoley bill and chamber has that eliminated, but nowhere do they ssy what course Is to be pursued. 1 believe Gov. Boles talked here day before yesterday. I am told that by many. Senator Young told me on my way from Coif ax to Des Moines this morning. It is affirmed by reputable gentlemen who rode with me in the carriage this mftnlng that In his speech on Democratic day, he rather took the ground—another wriggle, you see- that prohibition stands until another course Is pursued. I understand that was his position here day before yesterday. He will tske another wriggle when he gets back to make a speech at Dubuque. When he gets down to Davenport he will take another. He thought It was safe out here where a saloon doesn't enjoy good health twenty-four hours. [Laughter 1 Governor, governor, you are a great wriggler and It reminds me of that sentence, which I will slightly modify, used to former campaigns: "He wriggled to, he wriggled out, He wriggled around, he wriggled about, And you could not tell, from the slime on his Whether he was going to hell or coming back." fLaughter.] [A voice—"Thank God for the modification."] uic» are to favor of railroad control. Why,, •lends, Ben Clayton and that gang of Re' ihave had this Iowa legiilatnre D had control of the state, gave you 'islation that controls railways, and ' ' stands far in the lead of the or agricultural states that make the rail- submit to the will of the sovereign people we got Into this last Congress, although 11 had been pasted by the last Democratic Teas to take the eleventh census, 'made no provUIon for taking Information i^us farm mortgagee. We put through an amendment to their census law at the begin• the last Congress and appropriated $1,) ouo as asked for by the Farmers' Alliance of pa to take the statiatiea of farm mortgages, am glad we did it In the preceding Ccn- •• stated again and again In the w j/ic.18 of the country and It was the floor of the House of Representa- * were 1350,000.000 of If OBTGA0IS IN IOWA. their saloons and the eleo- „ _oles was a signal to them «„_« ^j „ have a good time and have the Democratic party and Its great leader, Boles, lead them to victory and protect them. I give you the Northern half of the state. Captain Lathrop could not give me what they are for the southern district of Iowa. Governor Gear's collector can furnish It to him from his records. Mrst of these he got from the report of the Commissioner of Internal revenue. MOhE COMPARISONS Considering now, the last year of the administration of Gov. Larrabee and the flret year of tbe administration of Gov Boies, Revenue Colli otor Lathrop was able to give only the liquors lor the Northern district of Iowa containing 49 counties. Retail liquor dealers, April 30. 1889, 1,467; tor 1891, 2,780, an increase of 1,313 Wholesale liquor dealers. April 30, 1859, 12; for 1891, 25; an Increase of 13. Retail dealers in malt liquors, April 30, 18S9, 118; for 1891,185; an Increase of 17. wholesale dealers in malt liquors April 30, ISS9. 83; for 1891, 111; an Increase of 78. Rectifiers, April 30,18S9, 4; tor 1891, 6; an Increase of 2. Further comparison of the records shows that \& 1884 there were 86 breweries in this state; In iSPB. because he Is a great friend of mine. He al- w»y 8 profesBed, to a Quto-TO, great love for tbe Union soldier and I find a plank in the plat'orm to that effect a ? d his afEection for me was demonstrated last fall when I """"" tsra you that I see that the been right to ntoety-ntoen ,_. l _ -- . — dred. Now. for th»sakeof th»ifeument, boya' we will say they are wrong-on tmTs one thing*— prohibition, let na admit that for a minute, but between you and me. we have all got a sneaking idea that they may be right to that, too. I Laughter] At all events we do know this, that to fighting to keep down intemperance they are not fighting for office or for gold, but _ THOSYAHBJ'KUEEDra-'OB SHU BWBT IHTKBHBW ol the family circle. [Applause] We will admit that. We wbt go K t^t L na t±bftt]LinrfdeSment that sent me by the ™*""7 tn S?, wSn?« **^* 1 ^* il «»?*SKinl« b y ill?hi? ld ^ emt ?\^i i«^^hat y woSd lav on the first day of April, 1891, that s would ^ lay upon the tables of t^.J^PfJ 1 ^' 8 ^™ nine pounds of ™K«. to * h V,ff¥»' nInt v r< f tr r 1 . h 1 they were ^<P^&J>%J££ ^o but I How Is it out here! f Voices, XM. J JNO, OK i want my Democratic friends to answer. |>»ug&- OTtoee«o . We know, soldiers, that they have been wrong for the Sat 80 yearTntaea-ntae times out of » hMdied? [Laughter!. WeD, nawforthe sake oflSEament admit tibey are right , on theliquor iueBflon, but if you know what they m £4ng to do yon know more than I do. Admit they are Sirtttonthat. IttiokleB us there. Of course &*y owrtttakteus in the toteUectnal or mond JS« of the head; they tickle us to the haofc part, in the animal partof the head. [Laughter]. Butstfll they do tickle us. It ia very nice when we go to thefe encampments to have the Demo- Safiodoctrtoe around. I a [l^UIA UU »*«*¥** wuvr ^f-vmn^^f I am not sure we oould be'tappy wi5oSt"itr"i have been so busy * man stoCB the war closed that I have not been able to go to a National encampment but one* ind that was at Detroit and I fiavebeentmellow ever See and I did not drtoka drop while I waa there Isaw old fellows meet that hadn't met forSO yeaw and Jump toto f each other's arms \\\Q two fidiool RlrlB wild hsdn't mot for ft ?P^ tizn^a WflBinK Bftohothor ftstho z&oth6T Idsa^ nor »^_S_KKwSffib^a 1 BK2 COMHADSS. I WJBT TO SAT thlBtoyou, lam only talking of myself and. am Ske you-a badboyaomttimea. I wtuit to aav to vou that I am not going to leave the old TMrtv that stood back of Abe Lincoln and you S^ernev-r^Kscabfl or said any othei had • worda, but had open tu ma and words o| love for uaaU the time; the party that Jumped onto the trains whenw* were brought home wounded from DonelBonandShflohanddreased our wounds and gave ua things to eat and drinki I am not going to desert the Republican party that has been right ninety-nine times out ofs hundred and go over to the Democratic party that has been wrongntoety-ninetottesQutola hundred. See here, after I went into the army J got mad at Abe Lincoln, dear, old honest Aoe. the grandest gift of God to the American people. (Great applauae-1 I got out of I«tlence with him, and why? Because he didn't Issue bis emancipation proclamation early enough. J wtatedtbe slave liberated. I felt aa though a that rebellion waa crushed, and men were left to bondage that only left the seed for another rebellion down south, and I was out of Patiencj with Old Aoe. I agreed with Abe on everything e^se; oould Fee things with him alike only on one point. Do you suppose I deserted old. Orant, a army because I could not agjee with Abe IJn- coto on the one proposition? Not by a long Bhofc I atucK right there. 1 growled and growled, but it came out all risrbt after while. I had a friend In the Army of the Potomac, a gallant fellow who didn't like McClellan's way of fighting, but 1 never advised him to desert the Army or tne Potomac because he was out on the one propoat tion, and much less I never advised him to desert and go down to the army of Robt B. tee. Comradel. don't desert the par^ofOie people now. and whatever you <?o, don't go over to the army of Robert B. Lee. [App'auae.] ABE COMIH& FRO* TEE FABM (Air— Down Went MoGtaty.) We are coming from the farm, And we'll counteract the harm, That you've done our noble state, Calamity Boles; And your foolish sflver scheme, Now shall vanish like* dream, Btoce we've heard about your boozy New TorK voice; The farmers firm will stand, By Iowa a solid band, _. And they'll pay well for your Qrundy county farm; Then they'll let yon emigrate, To a Democratic state. Where the chicken ttat you iatea can do no harm. ;B lit UUAO BtlOTVU ••*•** •Hftr-f.-V »" *r — -,j — $148,000,000, a Democratic lie of $202 000,000. [Applause ] But that la nothing fort-em. [Laughter.] All you have got to do is to wait until jou get the record and you will — —»-•«• -— knew before; that they >re to deceive the people. You homesteaders have In prov- r, what a hard time they had w T n hat mv W«_d Governor Now I will tell you what my • Wend »°^ rn ° r Boles, did. He went around with a Dottie «fl ™N« B itaa BMd flei_ darker SS" I ev B e?°h»d to u« whel we SS£K law to F prove"np bj^ affidavit. It Is a little thing but It carried blessings unto thousands of farm homes In these western states and territories. You asked for a meat Inspection bill. We put It through. Four d»ys of th« time of the house, with all of our pressure for time, were given to agriculture. The secretary of the agricultural Interests of this state, August Post, pleaded lor three day and I went with him to Tom Reed and Bill McKlnley and other Republicans and they gave four &*ys of the time of the house of representatives to the committee on agriculture. One of the first bills we put through was THE MEAT INSPECTION BILL which the Farmei's Alliance all over low* pleaded for. Did the Democratic party help UB? Gentlemen, they filibustered in the house of Representatives against that most just bill. The leading commercial countries of Europe were making a pretext that our meats were bad Wbeetar with Van Houte* at his aide, And iay* It Is alia, We'll proVe it bye and bye, W* made of you a governor and you went east . and fled About how we lest on our corn. There'a MoKlnley's little hlU, Ton ofthat have got your fill, ._ ht . Tor of sugar we get twenty pounds by weight, You had better stop your lip, Take that bottle from your hip, . And when talking to the future tell It straight, You know you lied about the tax On wool, the sugar and the axe. lou're a renegade since ever you were horn, And yon lied about the tin, But we think a greater sin _ Was your lie about the mortgage OB the corn. Wheeler wltk Van Moaten at hlfl aide, eta. Chorna— • It you cannot tell it straight, We can spare you from our atate, For we've hadenough of folly from your horn} Telling how our Iowa, Gets much poorer every day, And for yeara has been losing on her corn ; Though you may pardon out the bums, Ind^owySnawaUow to the slums, Change and tinker with your local option plank; Jnst aa sure u yoa're i a lay, We win put th«m fax O. K., And we'll do it too without a whiskey tank. - Wheeler with Tun Houten at h!a side, ete.

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