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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 26, 1892
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THE OTPEM vm MOM2S; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1892. ' ' - „„, —......... ...,,.„.. ._^..*.^ m ~...i.^^--:^p--'-"--~-*-™^^ Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. Term* of Th* upper Des Molne*: b copy, one year .11.50 ., 3 copy, six months 75 '.One copy, three months 40 Bent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, Or postal note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. NATIONAL. For President BENJAMIN H AKTUSON Tor Vice President WHITELAW REID STATE. Tor Secretary of State.... W. M. McFARt.AND For Auditor of State C. G. McCAirrttf For Treasurer of State BYHON A. BBESON For Attorney General JOHN Y. STONE For Railroad Commissioner.. .O. W. PEUKINH CONOnESSIONAt* For Member of Congress J. P. DOLLIVBH JUDICIAL. For District Judge.... LOT THOMAS COUNTY. For County Recorder M. F. RANDAM. For County Auditor C. M. DOXSHE For Clerk of Courts B. F. CHOSE For County Attorney J. C. RAYMOND For Supervisor (long term) W. J. BDRTON For Supervisor (to fill vacancy).. .C, C. CHUBB DEATH IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Mrs. President Harrison died at 12 o'clock Monday night. This is the culmination of a long and painful illness during which the sufferer has borne up with remarkable fortitude. The hearts of the nation will go out in profound sympathy to President Harrison, who lor many days and nights has watched at the bedside of his loving wife, only to be brought at the end of It all lo the greater realization of the fact that "all that's born must die." Brief funeral exercises will be held at the white house today, after which the remains will be taken to Indianapolis for burial. COLUMBUS DAY. The celebration of the 400th anniversary of America's discovery makes pertinent a word concerning that interesting event. History was not correctly written , when the credit for ihe discovery of this -country was given to another, and a gross injustice was done Columbus when the name "America" was adopted. Vespucci was no .more than an insignificant "astronomer, "so called at that time, whose function consisted chiefly in ascertaining, with only a small degree of accuracy, the latitude in which he sailed. His scientific knowledge was acquired, so it is alleged, more from conversations with Columbus than by any other method, and especially was this true with reference to his knowledge of the new world. A writer on this subject says: " Probably he was armed with some rough instrument for the taking of celestial altitudes roughly, and able to tell Ms latitude by that means to within a big fraction of a degree. As such determination of latitude on the open ocean could only be of use in enabling the ship master to select an east and west line on which he would run toward some point previously chosen, there could be nothing aimed at in the shape of original capacity by an expedition in which he was but an underling, and perhaps only a supernumerary, taken along in the hope that he might be made useful, but with no definite expectation that he would do so." Asa matter of fact he did not sail to the west until 1497, which, in accordance with all correct history, was some five jrears after Columbus landed on oui ihore. Thus in the nature of things he had no rights or proper claim as & .discoverer, and the glory which was accorded to him made false history a took from Columbus for a time that which was his by right. What may be properly called the nation's birthday has been duly celebrated, and representatives of the millions on this continent have assembled ant done honor to the day and the real dis covemr. All elements were blendec into a common fellowship, with no thought of present issues or those to come, and the exercises at the chief in land city of the nation have been car ried out on a scale of magnificence hitherto unknown to the civilized world. It was America's day, no ! alone in Chicago, where the world's fair dedicatory ceremonies exceeded iv splendor all expectations, and where the intelligence and beauty and chival ry of a nation were gathered together Jjut in every city and town and hamlei as well. Added to all this it is gratify ing to know that while the name "America" will stand as typifying in a measure the discoverer of this conti jient, the real credit and. honor am glory are unanimously accorded to the man who braved the perils of a sea voyage said in those times to be wel nigh impossible. It is well that Chicago was chosen as the city in which the world's fair is to be held. Thus far the city to which al western people justly point with pride has fulfilled all its promises, and in the grand event of last Friday again demonstrated her wonderful and unbound ed capacity for properly taking care o an immense crowd. In the presence o a hundred thousand people, and amid scenes the like of which have not before been witnessed in the eventful his tory of this country, Depew and Watterson delivered orations that were not only in harmony and keeping with the spirit of the occasion, but added new laurels to their fame and stamp them UNDUE ENTHUSIASM. Our democratic neighbor does well to hurrah for Candidate Ryan thus early n the campaign, for after the votes are counted perhaps he won't feel like hurrahing for anybody. To say that Ryan s the only man in the district who could make the run against Dolliver becomes very funny id view of some things that were said of him by the wheelhorses of democracy in Kossuth >efore the nomination, notably the remark that Ryan should be laid on the helf until he was dry, or words to that effect. We could, name several demo- fats in this district who will smile when they learn that none other than he alleged "little giant" of Kos Webster county dared flaunt the rag in 3olliver's face. Again, it is always well to be as accurate as possible when dealing with 'acts and figures. If Dolliver really las a majority of 5,000 in this district t is gratifying to republicans to know t. Our friend over the way knows, lowever, that his majority two years ago was not far from 1,200. If it has ncreased to 5,000 now, there is much that is suggestive in that fact when it s known that Ryan has been following him all over the district this fall. Is t possible that comparisons have cut any figure? No mistake should be made with reference to the attitude of this paper [t regards Mr. Ryan as a gentleman and a very companionable sort of a fel- .ow; but he is espousing a political ause which makes it necessary for republicans to use all honorable means to secure his defeat and the election of man who represents their views and will take care of their interests. That man they believe to be Hon. J. P. Dolliver, and when the time comes to hurrah there will be no common error made as to what the noise is all about. as geniuses of American letters; while Archbishop Ireland's address was one of the most profound literary productions of the age. Altogether it was a most auspicious opening of the world's fair and a great day for America. ilank was put in the platform at the suggestion of and in order to placate a lelegate from Georgia, that state in which political campaigns are conducted -chiefly by the use of rotteii eggs, fudge Willard, in his speech at Algona a short time ago, touched the case very fingerly, and at least by inference said .hat the convention did not know what t was about when the resolution was adopted. He failed to endorse the proposition, though admitting that it was a part of the democratic creed this rear. Those who remember back as far as .857 do not need to be told what effect he repeal of this bank tax would produce. There was no tax on state bank ssues then, and they know to what ex- ant the country was flooded with an rredeemable lot of stuff called money, ssued by banks that had an existence only in name. The repeal of the present tax of ten per cent, could have no other effect than to bring about a repe iition of the scenes of 1857 with reference to the currency in circulation. Wildcat banks would bob up on every hand, and any unscrupulous individual who had the means with which to buy engravings could start a bank, issue his currency, and defraud every other person who dared to touch the stuff. The ten per cent, tax was put there for the purpose of providing just the protection to the people which it affords, and the political party which proposes a return to the old system is certainly on dangerous ground. For nearly thirty years our present form of currency has existed, and it is not only uniform and sound, but is the best that exists today on the face of the globe. It is well to bear in mind that the republican policy is one that proposes to keep it where it is. It involves no proposition so dangerous as that advocated by the democracy at Chicago in national convention. " UNCONSTITUTIONAL,." That is a queer contention made by the democracy that any tariff excepl for revenue only is unconstitutional. It is being urged with much vehemence by the democratic press throughout the country, and, to all appearances, with real seriousness. It is the same olc doctrine promulgated by John C. CaV houn years ago, and may be said to have been distinctively his invention He pretended to believe that he was putting a correct interpretation upon the constitution, but he failed to poin out the reason why a tariff for revenue only was constitutional and a discrimi nating or protective tariff was not There was with him a very fine dis Unction between the two, which he never seems to have felt in duty bounc to explain. But the insincerity of tha theory was clearly manifest when the southern confederacy came to make a constitution for itself. They then de clared that no tariff should be levied except "for revenue only." Thej seemed desirous of making this poin' particularly clear, hence the explici manner in which the framers of tha document wrote their fundamenta law. Calhoun said, in speaking o slave labor: "We have the cheapes' labor in the world, and the south there fore needs no protection against th< pauper labor of Europe." George Tick nor Curtis may be regarded as high democratic authority. He said, re •cently: " In common with many other democrat. I cannot subscribe to the doctrine that a protective tariff is unconstitutional. In drafting and voting for this resolution, tt) members either showed dense ignorance o American political history or they mani fasted a purpose to win votes by deceivin, the voters. I cannot, at the bidding of these gentlemen, unlearn the lessons of my whole life. It I cannot claim to be an authority on *uch subjects, I can point out to other the true sources from which to derive in terpretations of the constitution. They are to be found in the interpretations given by the first congress, by Washington's admin istration, and by the succeeding administra lions -of Jefferson, Madison, John Quiucj Adamfi, And Jackson." But suppose there were really any thing in this "unconstitutional" fad How is it that after this governmen has stood for over a century, during most of which time there has been a discriminating tariff, the question has not been brought to the attention o the supreme court of the United States and a test case made? The only in ference to be drawn is that the advo cat'es of that theory had no confidence in the position they assumed, and th talk at this time may safely be said to be for politics only. No sane person will for a moment seriously urge the unconstitutionality of the first act o the founders of this government, who framed the constitution, which was for a protective tariff if it was for anything at all. WILDCAT MONEY. It seems almost incredible that an; man could deliberately declare in favor of the abolition of the state bank tax o ten per cent., and even move so that a great political party, supposed to be composed of wise men, could advocate such a plan. And yet the national con vention of the democracy at Chicago said: V We recommend that the pro hibitory ten per cent, tax on state bank issues be repealed." We have seen it stated somewhere recently that tb|» W performed by Rev. Luce of the M. E. church in an impressive manner in the ifresence of some 50 invited guests..... .. .C. M. Doxseaj who wants to be and >robably will be the next county auditor, was oft our streets a few days last week. Mr. Doxsee is growing in popu- arity........Bancroft has 307 children of school age. M. Jackman of Palo Alto county was ihe victim of a serious accident, or something worse, last week. A little after noon he was found lying behing a horse hitched to the stockyard fence, with quite a bad scar on his head and two teeth knocked out. It was at first sup- josed that he had been kicked by the lorse. but later developments indicate •hat the wound on his head was made with a club rather than a horse's foot. Mr. Jackman had been having some cattle deals that day and had drawn out quite a sum of money, but the money lad been paid out before he went to the stock yards. He will probably recover. A writer in the Chicago News says, with reference to the unconstitutionality o: the protective tariff: "The democratic platform and the democratic candidate say a tariff for protection is unconstitutional that it is unlawful for us to keep out of this country foreign-made goods wherein there is only foreign labor; that it is unlawful for our congress to so regulate our commerce as to keep for American laboring people the work contained in the goods consumed by the American people. The constitution o: the United States gives to congress the power to -impose a tariff for the purpose of raising revenue, and in the same section of the same article empowers congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations A protective tariff would seem to be the exercising of the power to raise revenue and to regulate commerce with foreign na tioiis. Our democratic friends have over stepped themselves in claiming that a re striction against foreign-made goods is un constitutional. A discriminating schedule of duties is clearly for the regulation o commerce, as it is for the purpose of pre venting a greater importation of foreign made articles." Nancy Hanks trotted a mile in 2:05 in Louisville last Wednesday. This is h'er secoud mile in that time, and is said to b the greatest performance of her life. Of Mr. Ryan's speech at Garner las week the Signal says: "His was a fai speech from his standpoint, but the weak ness of the democratic position on the tar iff was more apparent as the speaker ac vanced. It's hard work to convince an in telllgent audience in the face of the pros perity by which they are surrounded— fair proportion of which is due to the wis administration of public affairs we hav had for lour years—that a change todemoc racy would be the thing." Ex-speaker Thos. B. Reed of Main will address a political meeting in De Moines next Wednesday evening. The Vindicator is a little rough on our candidate for congress. It says of hi speech at Estherville last week: "Mr Ryan's speech was confined exclusively tc the tariff, and before he had finished th greater part of his audience left him. H is at present a real estate agent nt Algona and is quite popular with the boys who al ways desire his company when going ou on a lark, as his ability to make fun of th Scandinavians is without paralell, Th principal story he related last evening wa a± .the expense of a representative of tha bard working, honest race, and it fell fla evea with members of his own party." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. LuVerne News: It is being clalraec that iron ore in large quantities ha been found along the Des Moines river above Fort Dodge, but it is quite a place down there for the origination of fakes and it will be well to await further de velopments. It was in that immediat vicinity that the Cardiff giant and John James Ryan had their origin. An accident occurred at LuVerne las week. The News says the victim is Charlie Gould, the 14-year-old son of our fellow townsman, Wm. Gould While the boy was working about a hay § ress out at Jim Devine's on Wednes ay afternoon the clevis pin by which the team was pulling came out and the sweep flew back with great force, strik ing young Gould on the leg above the knee and breaking the thigh bone very badly. Bancroft Register: Work on our new town hall or opera house is progressing right along. With good weather the work will be pushed as fast as possible The parties connected with the building of it are not disposed to let any thing lag behind and we shall look to see the building completed in the course of a short time The marriage of John Stahl and Miss Mary Musson, which occurred at the home of the groom's parents last Thursday evening, was a very pleasant affair. The ceremony was BEER CAUSED POINTS IN POLITIOS. No democrat speaker is authorized to change the platform of his party, but nearly all of them are doing it, to suit circumstances and localities. Lafe Young says those farmers who depend on the democratic party and the Liverpool market may get to heaven, hut they will never be rich on this earth. " Major A. R. Anderson of Sidney is out in support of Harrison and Reid. He says ho tried to be a democrat but couldn't make it. Major Anderson is now a resident of Hot Springs, S. D. Carroll Herald: Gov. Boies had to cancel one or two of his appointments last week on account of sickness. The stuff he is putting through him in this campaign is enough to make anybody sick. Denison Review: The McKinley tar iff bill, which the democratic platform declares a robbery, reduced taxation 70 millions of, dollars per year, and placed FIFTY-FIVE per cent, of our imports on the free list. Sioux City Journal: The Memphis Unionist, Will Hubbard Kernan, editor, is working very hard for the success of the people's party in Tennessee, with characteristic vehemence and typographical eccentricity. " Now that the state campaign is ended," says theAtlanta, Ga., Constitution, " it is in order to voice public sentiment in regard to the admirable manner in which it was conducted from first to last." This was the famous egg campaign. In a stump speech two years ago Congressman Seerley said: "The prices of all the necessaries of life will be increased by the McKinley tariff from 25 to 75 per cent." In a speech at Ml. Pleasant the other day the same Con gressman Seerley said: "Things are getting cheaper in spite of the tariff.'" The Minnesota democrats are sacrificing everything in their effort to beat Cushman K. Davis for re-election to the senate. Davis is recognized in all parts of the country as a statesman who is rapidly reaching the first rank. His rise is due to his brain alone, as he is a poor man. The democrats are anxious to send one Michael Doran, a millionaire, in his place. Doran has never done anything, is not known to have a single public idea, and is a representative of money in politics. Uncle Horace Explains. Carroll Herald: That is a clever piece of sleight of hand by which Uncle Horace explains the presence fai the democratic platform of the wild cat state banking plank. He says that the national banks, which the democratic party has alway loved with a gnawing and red-ho passion, are soon to pass away by th withdrawal of the bonds upon which their circulation is founded, and tha when that day occurs business will de mand a substitute in an equally safi and satisfactory system. No doubt The democratic platform, however calls for the immediate repeal of thi ten per cent, tax on the state bank cir culation, which tax was levied agains such circulation for the purpose o abolishing the rottenest fraud tha ever preyed upon a people of this o any other country under the name o banking system. The explanation would be satisfactory if the plank wa not quite plain in itself and stood in need of explanation. It is not ambigu ous and no amount of explanation can make it say what a few plain Englisl words do not mean. The platform i an assertion of state rights to the bank ing and currency system now in th hands of the general government. I invites all who are in favor of a return of the old wild-cat banking times t vote the democratic ticket. It is no a philanthropic measure to be used a a substitute for national banking. •Where Tin Plate Is Made. The following with reference to th tin plate industry in this county is o interest from a political as well as commercial point of view. It is th circular letter issued to the trade b' Chas. Miller & Son of Utica, N. Y.: ' As pioneer dealers in American tin plate it gives us great pleasure to be first in th field with a full line, excepting only a few odd sizes. We are enabled to do this by the completion and operation of a large number of new works the past few months, where by the output of American product ha been greatly increased. Our arrangements are such that we shall now confine our stock and sale almost exclusively to Ameri can goods, using the foreign only in ode sizes, to piece out with, These are sold onlj in a small way, and at first it is inconven lent for new works to make them. It wil be seen that we offer all grades of both bright plates and tevnes, usually carried by us. Quality. The quality of these plates, in our opinion, is superior to the foreign art! cle—they arc much truer, each sheet per fectly squared and more nicely tinned, tlu lower grades especially, will be found freer from black spots and defects. Prices. The prices are no higher, and in some cases are less than our prices for the same grade of foreign plates. CHAS. MILLKK & SON, Utica, N. Y. N. B.—We wish the trade to understand that these are not foreign black plates dipped in this country, but the plates are manufactured, rolled, and tinned in the United States. Popular with the Ladles. The latest invention does not meet with the approval of the man who posts his wife's letters. It is an anti-liar letter box, which registers the time the letter is dropped fn the box. Picnic Party, with a Keg of Beer Aboard, Fires a Shot Into Camp Lockey. •fivate Mclntyre of Villisca is Probably Fatally Shot—Details of the Sad Affair. Readers of THE UPPER DBS MOINES have no doubt ere this heard of the shooting of one of the riflemen at the range near Dubuque, last \vnuk, Tuesday evening. The full particulars are correctly given in the Herald, and I send the report as it appeared there. At the time of the shooting I was at he inn talking with some of the boys who had not gone to camp. In fact we were waiting for the dance which landlord Habercorn had arranged in our honor. The first warning we had was ihe appearance of Mike Walsh, white ! rom running, and his raid on the carriage, which had stopped a minute be* 'ore. The women were scared and told their stories in various ways, all of which may cut some figure in the case. The excitment was intense and had Allison been seen he would have been converted into a skirmish " sil hooty," as the boys call them, in no time. Walt. Ward was just behind Mclntyre, and both stood but a few feet out of the line of Col. Cooke's tent. They were with a dozen others about a bright fire, and had no knowledge of the approach of the carriage. Those who read my firs! description of Sageville and the country saloon system as it exists in Dubuque county will readily see that this is i fitting climax. The Herald says: " Private Mclntyre of Company B Third regiment, of Villisca, Iowa, lies very seriously wounded at Camp Lock ey, at Sageville. At a late hour las night the attendingsurgeon could not predict the result, though he consid ered there was a fair chance for recovery. The wound was inflicted by a 22 callibre rifle in the hands of Geo. Allison, and such a case of utter reckless ness has seldom been recorded. " Allison and his wife and little boy and Geo. Rowell and wife had been ou in the country on a picnic excursion in a two-seated buggy, and at about o'clock on their way home passed by the camp of the state rifle team a hal a mUe_ or so above Habercorn's place The riflemen had lit a camp fire and were stretched out about it talking o the day's contest when they heard th reports of two shots from the road. A short time after a third shot was fired The ball whistled by the head of Sergt Walsh and entered the abdomen o Private Melntyre. These shots wer< tired from the buggy, which immedi ately after started down the road towards town. " As soon as Col. Cooke of Algona, com manding officer of the camp, heard tha Mclntyre was wounded, he detailec Capt. Edens of Algona and Lieut. Fish er of Waterloo to arrest the occupant of the buggy. The detail hurried down the road, overtaking the buggy at Hab ercorn's, where it had stopped. Row ell, his wife, Mrs. Allison and her bo; were taken into custody. Allison hac fled to the woods. A short time after under direction of Col. Cooke, th prisoners were taken to police heac quarters. The story they told ther was that the shots had been fire as a salute to the soldiers, but the worn en contended that they saw none aroun the fire. "From other sources it is heard tha the first two shots were fired into th air, and that, when they brought m response, Allison leveled his rifle an shot in amongst the men. In any even Private Mclntyre was very badly—pos sibly fatally—wounded, and for this de plorable affair the infernal recklessnes of Allison is wholly responsible. Afte County Attorney Matthews had hear the story of the women he allowe them to depart. Rowell was turne over to the sheriff. "AfterCol. Cooke had sent Capt Edens and Lieut. Fisher to town wit the occupants of the buggy, Privat Mclntyre was removed to Habercorn's A scouting party of riflemen was with out delay sent through the woods in th vicinity in search of Allison. The failed to find him, however, as his wif said at 1 o'clock this morning that h had returned to town and would giv< himself up today, " Dr. Brownsoo, who was summonei to Sageville, replied to a Herald tele E hone inquiry about midnight that th all had entered just below the sixti rib on the left side, ranging downwarc and had probably lodged in the abdom inal cavity. He was just then to begi a search for the ball, and, until it wa located, could not tell theoutcome,'bui as before stated, appearances favorei recovery. " The Allison and Rowell folks had keg of beer in the buggy, and the me: were under the influence of the beverag at the time of the shooting. The womei protested at police headquarters that th militiamen had no right to arrest them but the officers were assured by Count Attorney Matthews that their course was perfectly proper, Allison told hi wife that he had fled because ho fearec the soldiers would lynch him. He works for Williams, the teamster, and until Monday last Rowell worked a Byrne Bros.* livery. Both men and their families reside on the east side o Iowa street just below Turner hall "The news of the shooting reached the Grey's armory just before the de parture of the Third battalion for Chi cago. Those who knew Mclntyre spoke of him as a fine young fellow and al expressed the deepest regret over the affair and the severest condemnation of Allison's reckless disregard for life In firing into a crowd of men as he had done." Have had a pleasant week, and wil send the team, etc., the last of the oio S\ ic ^° toni f? h t (the ave had an exciting time altogether. HARVEY INGHAM. Teamster Allison Surrenders. DUBUQUE, Oct. 19.-Special: Teamster Allison, who recklessly fired into Camp Lockey last night and shot Private Mclntyre of Villisca, Iowa, in the stomach, surrendered himself today. he state rifle team left for Chicaen onight encouraged to believe that MV ntyre will recover. ioWtt'8 ttlfle Team. DUBUQUE, Oct. 19.—Special: The ollowing was the team selected to Chiago: Kember, Walters, Fisher, Me- ibbons, Davis Peterson, Rush, Mount Walsh, Harris. Alternates: Moore* takesbury* Overman, Witham. The atter takes Mclntyre's place. A HAED KOAJD TO TEAVEL, ome'ount of the Trouble En* countered by the Weaver - Lease Combination In the South. The Chicago Inter-Ocean's St. Louis -orresportdeht has had an interview with Mrs. Lease, the advocate of the lopulist party, who recently returned rom a stumping tour with Gen. Weav- r through some of the southern states. She tells her story in a graphic manner, and it gives a fair idea of the intolerance which pervades at least some portions of the south. We make some ixtracts from the published interview: " At Macon the trouble culminated. Phis time not the hoodlums of the city but the leading citizens of the democratic club, as was shown by a notice sent out the previous week, prepared to show their strength at our meeting by disturbances that would suppress free speech. At 2 p. m. when our meeting vas supposed to be under full headway, ,he democratic club, 500 strong, with lannors flying and band playing' Dixie/ marched into the very midst of our meeting, and the speech was drowned by the frenzied yells of a mob who were ready for any deed of violence, incited >y the democratic leaders, to laugh at awlessness and clasp hands with murder, After the moo had become unmanageable—had bombarded the hotel with rotten eggs, assaulted Mrs. Gen. Weaver, driven our party from the balcony, and pressed into the hotel, and ;he proprietor was concerned for his 3uilding and the safety of his guests— the chairman of the democratic club, Mr. Atkinson, accompanied by the principal of the Macon university and ind Dr. Hoidt, M. E. pastor, implored me to address the mob, if only for five minutes, that the odfum might be lifted Erom their city. The university professor assured me that their young men had heard naught but democratic talk for 20 years. "Mr. Atkinson has since stated that but one bad little boy threw but one good little egg, which happened to strike Mrs. Weaver. An unqualified falsehood! as from 60 to 80 eggs were thrown while we were on the balcony. But then falsehood would naturally go with egg throwing and ballot stuffing. " At Atlanta Congressman Tom Watson held at bay the night before the date set for our meeting, a brutal, murderous mob, and barely escaped with life. We learned that extensive preparations had been made for our meeting. Turkeys were in readiness to be lowered on the speaker; tomatoes, cabbages and ' eggs in,profusion, and along with all, dire threats of armed men; and the democrats openly boasted that they ' would not permit Yankees and foreigners to disturb their institutions.' Our chairman was not permitted to even make an announcement. Threats were freely made; pandemoni- ym reigned, and Gen. Weaver decided to cancel all dates in Georgia and leave the state. " There has not been an honest election in the south for years," continued Mrs. Lease. "After the negro had been enfranchised the democracy started out with the proposition that it was right to count out his vote, and they have followed that up with the idea that it was right to count out any political opponent. Democracy holds power in the south by fraudulent voting. They openly boast of their ability to have a full account, and while crying out against a force bill, they have fastened a force bill of the most dangerous description upon the people." " You have been speaking of Georgia, let me ask what was the general attitude of the democracy throughout the south?" J " Its general attitude toward ^us was intolerant and bitter, The people carried their hatred to such an extent that they refused us a building or other place in which to speak; denied us admission to the leading hotels. ' They can't stop here' was the reply given to our committees, who sought to engage us quarters. Some places the proprietors could scarcely treat us with civility, and they and members of their families donned Cleveland badges in our presence to show their contempt for us as their guests. Southern chivalry is a myth." " What was the general attitude of the southern press toward yourself and Gen. Weaver?" "In reporting our meetings the press was vindictively false to a marked degree. They carried personal and political hostility to the bounds of savage warfare. They sought'to incite prejudice against me by calling me aYankee and a disciple of John Brown, until I found it necessary, in order to allay this prejudice, to ask the chairman of each meeting to introduce me as an Irish woman. The full spirit of slave holding intolerance has found its last intrenchment in the south and guards its despotism by that same species of lawlessness that brought about the frenzy of Sumter and the despair of Appomattox. To exterminate this spirit every local citizen should come to the rescue and make the question of free speech, free vote, and fair count the paramount issue of this campaign." ^.—. Year's Crop. DES MOINES, Oct. 24.—The Iowa weather and crop bureau recently i 8 " sued a circular to crop correspondents asking estimates of the percentage of last year's crops of corn and oats remaining in the hands of producers October 15. Reports received from eighty-four counties show an average of ot per cent, of corn, and 7 per cent, oi oats in farmers' hands. From some localities there are reports to the effect that as much of the new crop has been consumed by feeders as there is remaining of the old crop. Coal, Coal. I handle only the best grade of bard Illinois and Iowa coals, always at & 0 *' torn prices.-26t8 J. J, *"" ° nvr

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