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Algona, Iowa
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Jltt MBS ALGO&A, IOWA, OCTOBER 25, 1899. Ik! fl* BY INOMAM A WARRBN. T«t-m» to Subscrib***. On* copy, one year.... 11.50 One copy, si* months...... 75 On*Copy, three month* 40 8«ntto any address at above rates. _ Ketnit by draft, money order, or express order at our risk. Rates of advertising gent on application. . The Republican Ticket. STATE. Governor Leslie M. Shaw Lieutenant Governor. J. C. Mllllman Supreme Judge J. C. Bherwln State Superintendent. R. c. Barrett Railroad Commissioner E. A. Daw son SENATORIAL. Senator, 47th district. E. W. Bachman . COtfHTT. Representative Gardner Cowles Treasurer John H. Ward Sheriff.... L. M.Owen Superintendent F. a Slagle Coroner Dr. W. T.Peters Surveyor A. J. Lilly • - - ~. Smith Supervisors Welsbrod. Fred. White and Jefferson. - Fred. White in his Algona speech seemed to be much worried over the kind of government Thomas Jefferson established in the Territory of Orleans, after the Louisiana purchase. He read several documents and prefaced his remarks by stating that he would pay $1,000 to anyone who could show that he was misquoting. There is no reason why there should be any dispute about the matter. Jefferson's government for the new territory was endorsed by congress, is a matter of record, and appears in every history of the United States. Henry Adams in his four volume history of Jefferson's administration, the latest, most complete, and most authoritative history there is of those times, a history, moreover, written in sympathy with Jefferson's plans and theories, goes into the matter in detail. He shows that there were 50,000 people in the Territory of Orleans, more than in the territory of Ohio and nearly as many as in theitwo states of Rhode Island and Delaware. They had " an old and established society." They shed tears when the American flag went up and the French flag went down. Here is Adam's description of the government that was adopted by congress for this settlement, it being pushed through by Jefferson's personal influence: " Breckenridge's bill, which was probably drawn by Madison in co-operation with the president, created a territorial government in which the people of Louisiana were to have no share. The governor and secretary were to be appointed by the president for three years; the legislative council consisted of thirteen members to be appointed by the president without consulting the senate, and was to be convened and prorogued by the governor as he might think proper. The judicial officers, also appoint ed by the president, were to hold office for four years, instead of the usual term of good behavior. The right to a jury trial was restricted to cases where the matter in controversy exceeded $20, and to capital cases in criminal prosecutions. "This bill seemed to set the new territory apart, as a peculiar estate, to be governed by a power implied in the right to acquire it. The debate which followed its introduction into the senate was not reported, but the Journal reported that Senator Adams, Jan. 10,1804, moved three resolutions, to the effect that no constitutional power existed to tax the people of Louisiana without their consent, and carried but three voices with him in support of the principle. Other attempts were made to arrest the exercise of arbitrary power without better success, and the bill passed the senate Feb. 18, 1804, after six weeks' consideration, by a vote of 20 to 5." But one change was made in the house after heated debate, and that was to adopt a limit of one year. Adams comments upon the final adoption of this form of government for new territory as follows: "Louisiana received a government in which its people, who had been solemnly promised all the rights of American citizens were set apart not as citizens but as subjects lower in the political scale than the meanest tribe of Indians, whose right to self government was never questioned." This record can be verified by all the documents and is not a matter of dispute, Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, without the provocation of war bought a community of civilized Frenchmen without their consent, and then gave them a form of government which compared to the one proposed by President McKinley for the Filipinos, was as arbitrary as an oriental despotism. His acts were sustained by Chief Justice Marshall, and in the end worked out not only for the good of the United States but for the goo'd of the French of New Orleans. Thomas Jefferson was a great statesman and his purchaseand annexation of Louisiana territory was the greatest act of his career. Archbishop Ireland, and no mat) of any fftltb would more quickly assail any attack on civil liberty in any quarter of the globe. Archbishop Ireland says " The flag of America may be trusted to be for the Philippines the harbinger and guardian of liberty and the rights of the people.'* Every American with a spark of patriotism will say "Amen" and will join Father McKinnon In sustaining "our stalwart, patriotic president, Wm. McKinley, and his administration." Theo. Roosevelt's Strong Words. Gov. Theodore Roosevelt spoke in Cincinnati Saturday. He is not in the habit of mincing his words and he said plainly what a big majority of the people are thinking. It was a common expression in Algona after Gen. Weaver spoke that his speech was merely a repetition of hundreds of like speeches that were made in the early 60's, when men were attacking President Lincoln and his "hirelings" exactly as they are now attacking President McKinley. Gov. Roosevelt said: They are repeating precisely the tactics of the copperheads of the civil war. Those of you who are old enough will remember that the copperheads who denounced the Union army always denounced them in the name of the new gospel of peace. Their cry was "Peace;" even "Peace at any price," and it was these apostles of peace, who by their furious denunciation of Abraham Lincoln and of the northern people and their frantic invectives against every measure of the government, finally stirred to madness the dark and gloomy souls that are always to be found on the outskirts of such a movement. In 1863 the preachers of the doctrine of cowardly peace were responsible for the terrible and bloody outbreaks in New York City, which we know by the name of the Draft Riots. In 1865 these same craven preachers of peace were responsible for the murder of Abraham Lincoln. Nowadays their successors, who use their exact language in den6uncing our conduct in the Philippines, have stained their own souls with the blood of our soldiers and of their Philippine foes. THE Courier this week drops the general Issues of the campaign and begins to work upon republican voters to give Mr. Smith and Mr. Christensen a second term. Considering that the Courier has never yet voted to give a republican a first term, when he had a democrat running against him, this appeal to republican generosity is not marked by modesty. It is even hinted that Bro. Hinchon was quite indignant when the democratic county convention failed to nominate a full ticket because it could find no one who wanted to run for superintendent, surveyor, and coroner, as he wanted to vote a straight democratic ballot. This is a good year lor republicans to vote the straight ticket, and roll up a rousing majority for the McKinley administration. It always happens that when republicans begin to cut the local ticket the party majority falls off, and this is what the Courier has in view as much as anything. The republican ticket is made up of good men and Mr. Smith and Mr. Christensen have already been treated more generously by republicans than the Courier has ever treated republican candidates. MUCH POLITICAL ACTIVITY Great Crowds Greeted Mr. Dolliver at Some Political Histofy About Oen. tVeaveir— Miscellaneous Notes of the Campaign. THE Swea City Herald urges a big vote for Gardner Cowles for representative this year because of the interest the county has in the location of a' new normal school. This expression from one of the corner towns of the county will be endorsed by everybody. Mr. Cowles'especial qualifications to represent the county's interests in the legislature in the normal school contest had much to do with his nomination, and ought to influence every voter in his behalf. Mr. Cowles has a wide acquaintance in the state and we believe that there is no one who knows him who does not believe that he can do as much as any man the county could choose to secure the location of a school in Kossuth, if one is located this winter, as now seems certain. Prom a Catholic Standpoint. It has been reported very generally lately that the Catholics as a class are opposed to annexing the Philippin islands. THE UPPER PBS MOINES re publishes this week part of an addres delivered by Father W- D. MoKInnon «,t "Pubuque. Father McKinnon is known ae the " Hero Priest of the Phil ippines," having spent many years in, the islands, and Father Carroll in introducing him to the audience referred to him as the probable coadjutor of the ftrobbishop ol Manila. It will well ve- Jj»y 0ur readers wb,p desire to fc what the actual conditions are ip the 40 r*»d what Father MoK After reftdjng hjte address $hey then five a moment to Ireland's apjQstwiflbe t wfcti It eland* to?, ^ OajhoUo fo Gov. SHAW cancelled- his campaign engagements and went to San Francisco to welcome the 51st Iowa. Kossuth was lucky in getting him when it did. _ Tl»e Bitter and the Sweet. The following poem, written by Rev W. J. Suokow, is republished at there- quest of several friends from the Advance : Ah, yes, the bitter and the sweet In life must ever mingle, Our path must lead through desert heat. And shady dingle. We ask for joy unmarred, complete, But God knows what is fitter; His faithful hand ne'er gives the sweet Without the bitter. As from her prickly stem the rose Draws all her beauty's dower, JS'en so from out life's thorny woes Its joys must flower. From wide and desolate wastes of snow Are fed earth's purest fountains: And oft we oatch morn's earliest glow, On bleakest mountains. Beyond the sunset's crimson bars Night ends the day's bright missipn, That thus the glory of the stars May greet our vision, It is the oven's beat intense Gives to the gold its gli tier ; » Thus flows life's sweetest recompense From sources bitter. And so God's saints the oup must drink T Qf bitterest self-denial, v * H '"* Walk duty's narrow path, nor shrink From $ery trial, before Bjis throne of light hold exalted station,* they won their robes of white Congressman Dolliver got a great reception at Swea City Monday evening. It was a beauiiful day and although the new Lutheran church was opened for the meeting It would not nearly hold the people. Many were turned away. A fine program of music was rendered by local talent and Mr. Dolliver made one of the most eloquent speeches he has ever made in the county. At Burt In spite of the heavy rain yesterday the hall was full and standing room was at a premium in the rear end. At Titonka in the evening, where the rain had fallen all day the people still turned out and gave him a big crowd. The Wesley band was up, and many from the surrounding country braved the weather. But for the rain Titonka would have had one of the biggest meetings ever held in the county. Mr. Dolliver went to Wesley from Titonka and caught the Milwaukee train to Canton, S. D., where he is to speak tonight. Friday night he addresses the students at Ann Arbor, Mich.' He hud half planned to come to Algona, but the calls for him made it impossible. The state central committee report more calls for Dolliver than for any other speaker. Vote for Gardner Cowles. Swea City Herald: Now that election day is drawing close we calculate that it is not out of harmony with the policy of this paper to say a little something on the representative question.. We believe that Gardner Cowles is as able a man as Kossuth county possesses for this office. His acquaintance and influence in state politics is only second to his ability, and in our opinion he stands in a position to do more for a normal school in Kossuth county than any former representative. No man of ability will contend that any democrat would have as much influence in a republican legislature or be able to secure as much consideration for an Algona normal school therefrom as a republican, and if the school problem enters at all into the contest we see no reason why Mr. Cowles should not run ahead of his ticket. He would give his best attention to the duties of the office, feeling that a public office is a public trust. No fears that he will be found asleep at his post. Neither that he will shrink from tasks too great if only success can be attained. He is a man of means and yet no man is more common with his fellowmen. Dolllver's Standing. Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin: Congressman Dolliver bears in Washington the reputation of being one of the most eloquent and convincing speakers who has eyer sat in the house of representatives. Milwaukeeans are fortunate, therefore, in the fact that he has been engaged as one of the attractions in the lecture course arranged by the ladies of the Grand Avenue Congregational church. The date set for his lecture is Nov. 20, and his subject, "This, Our Nation," will afford abundant scope for the exercise of his abundant powers. ' Fred. White's Meeting. The democratic candidate for governor got a chilly reception in Kossuth Thursday. At Wesley no one appeared and the morning meeting was abandoned. At Bancroft he got a fair hearing the afternoon, but no such crowd as greeted Goy. Shaw. At Algona in the evening he spoke to not to exceed 250 people. Mr. White's friends sa,y he did not make as good a speech as' he did two years ago, nor as good as Gen. Weaver did. His reception was nodis- courtesy to him, but it showed that the people have no sympathy with his campaign, . Sammis at L/u Verne, J. U. Sammis, who is one of the most brilliant orators in Iowa, will speak at Lu Verne next Tuesday evening, B. F, Clayton is to speak at Ledyard and A, B, Cummins at Wesley, but dates are not fixed. As Seen tip North, Bancroft Register: Fred. Cory of Wesley has put. up $110 against a $60 overcoat that the county ticket will be elected straight this year. A cheap coat. Political Notes. E. L. Stileon is getting cold comfort in the Hancock-Wright district. This is a bad year for an independent candidate. C. T. Hancock has finally consented to run for the senate in Dubuque. A big delegation of business men of all parties called on him to urge him to.aocept. The Stilson bolt against Thos. A, Way in Hancock seems to be on the wane. But little is heard of it and by the time the votes are counted it will out but little figure. . Miss Ella Seokerson is nominated for the fifth time for county, superintendent in O'Brien county. She is a sister of our former Algonian, Mrs. W. W. Johnson. Parker, the democratic candidate for the legislature in Clay and Palo Alto, was in Emmetsburg. The Reporter says he looked dejected, and fpr good reason, for leave their farm work, furnish them men to do the work while they are gone to the polls. The prosperity that has come to us since the election of William McKinley demands the grateful recognition of their votes for the republican nominee,*. . IK THI8 NEIGHBORHOOD. Livermore Gazette: John Goeders and wife of Algona were visitors at the Zigrang home last week. Ruthven Appeal: John Peterson of. Algona was here on an errand of a business nature Tuesday, Ohas. Bell, the Wesley pugilist, has been in Des Moines to get up a fight with one named Graham for $300. The Pocahontas Record says every indication point* to the building of the Sac City- Algona line in the spring. The first annual exhibition of poultry by the Hancock County Poultry association will be held at Garner Nov. 14,15 and IB. J. T. Btandrlng Is back to Corwith and has brought his son with him from Honolulu. The boy stood the trip and is improving in health. NEWS NOTES. The Agricultural college has abolished its dormitory and its students will have to hunt boarding places at Ames. It Is a question if this is not a mistake. The fee for a marriage license In Chickasaw couflty, Indian Territory, is 11,000. The measure Is aimed at white men who would marry into the tribe to profit by annuities and lease money drawn by the women. Commissioner Delevan has put a carload of fish into Medium lake at Etnmetsburg. The fish were brought from the government ponds at Sabula, and comprised some 20,000 flsh of all descriptions, including croppies, pickerel, bass and other families of the finny tribe. When the year 1899 closes it will show that Iowa will lead all other states in new railroad mileage. Arkansas now leads with 284 miles now finished but Iowa follows closely with 203 miles completed and track laying commenced on nearly 800 miles more and while it is not likely that all will be completed yet it is probable that over 200 miles more will be completed before Jan. 1,1900. GEO. PLATT IS DEAD. A Former Well Known Resident of Cresco Passes Away—Father of Geo. Platt ot Aleoiia. Geo. Platt, who lived in Cresco a few years ago, died at Greenfield, Mo., Oct. 21, of heart failure. He was 72 years of age and a wife, seven sons and one daughter survive him, among them S. C. Platt, editor of the Iowa Falls Sentinel, and Geo. Platt of Algona. Mr. Platt lived in the county six years, and moved south five years ago. He has been sick since July. He was a man much esteemed by those who knew him, and the sympathy of friends here goes out to the bereaved. Mrs. Charlotte Bacon. The Cumberland, Wis., Advocate publishes a lengthy obituary notice of Mrs. Geo. B. Bacon, who lived in Algona from 1890 to 1893, and who died in Cumberland Oct. 6 of Bright's disease at the age of 60 years. Mrs. Bncon was landlady in Cumberland for 20 years and the Advocate says the Bacon house was favorably known throughout central Wisconsin. It was after Mr. and Mrs. Bacon left Algona and went to Des Moines that her hoalth failed. She spent the winter of 1898 in Florida but it was of no a'vail. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Englehart of Milwaukee and Mrs. Morgan of Cumberland. The Bacon family is well and favorably known in Kossuth county and many will read with regret of Mrs. Bacon's death. The Advocate pays high tribute to her character. THINKS WAR MOST OVER, Father McKlnnon's Notable Lectnre on the Philippine War. Believes the Trouble Will fie Ended Before Long—Interesting Facts Concerning the Islands. Rev. Father W. D. McKinnon, who ts known as " the hero priest of the Philippines," lectured Sunday evening at the Grand opera house in Dubuque to a large and cultured audience. His subject was " Snapshots in the Philippines," and it was not only interesting but handled in a masterly manner. The Dubuque Times reports his address in full. The speaker was introduced by Rev. Dr. Carroll, president of St. Joseph's college, who took occasion to pay a very high compliment to him, saying that the reverend gentleman would return to the Philippines next November, and that if rumor is to be believed he will become coadjutor to the arch-bishop of Manila. Father McKinnon stepped onto the stage and was received with applause. He was dressed in the uniform of a captain, with four bars and a cross in each shoulderstrap. He made a fine appearance and looked every inch the soldier. Previous to the presentation of the views, which part of the program was ably handled by Mr. Charles Kerner, he spoke of the Philippines, and took occasion at the outset to speak of the "Iowa boys," saying: "I was with the Fifty-first Iowa on the firing line, and a braver or better lot of boys never fought for the flag of their country, and if the people of Iowa do not give them the best they have in the way of a reception when' they come home, then I do not wish to ever come to Iowa again." Father McKinnon said there are 85 distinct tribes in the Philippines, almost all of the Malay race. The NegretlH, in the mountains, are the most difficult to civilize, but Christianity hfls effected a wonderful change in this and other bloodthirsty tribes. But the civilized native is a self-respecting and father, Sexton's New Church. WESUSX, Oct. 24.—The new Methodist church at Sexton was dedicated last Sunday. Dr. Benton of Fayette preached the dedicatory sermon at 10:80 a. m., after which the treasurer read the financial statement of the church what the building cost, which was in round figures, 81675, after deducting the amount raised and paid in left a balance of 8500 to be provided for on dedication day. Dr. Benton presented the matter very nicely to the people and asked that the amount be pledged at once in less than 80 minutes the amount was raised with a little surplus besides. The church was duly dedicated out of debt. The Sexton people can well feel proud of having so neat aud commodious a church to worship in, and well they may. If ever there was a a church society that has struggled in the past five years to find a suitable place to in, it has been that little band of Christian men and women of that town and vicinity In the afternoon Rev. C. E. Plunimer of Rook Valley, who was formerly pastor of this chai'ge, preached to a large congregation of former parishioners from Wesley an vicinity,' and in the evening Dr. Benton preached again to a large congregation Take it all around it was a red letter dav for the Methodist people of Sexton. KogButh Men Buy. Blue Earth City Post: F. P. Barnes is again demonstrating his ability to sell land. During the past few weeks he has sold to Kossuth county (la.) parties 1280 acres of northern Minne- sota'lund in Becker and Clay counties Just so long as Frank sells to Iowa farmers we have no objections to offer, but when he takes our sturdy Fair- bault farmers north with him we feel like registering a protest because he generally locates them there. Barringer is sure to be elected by a good majority... Some of Parker's lieutenants Be/ore w.$ reftp}? "the fS)Wt<, we thirst) Ana tears prtipede our Is Q P d thyself life's steeps & i natient, strong Mdeftyopi admit Jthis arid e»y that Barringer will awry Palo Alto by a good majority. All reports indicate that E. P, Barringer will win out in a desperate fight In the Qlay.palp AltP district. He is being attacked in a most shameful manner, but is meetlug the roorbachs as fast as they pome out and turning them to his own advantage. Mr, Barringer |s entitled to the vote of every, republican in the two counties and will givetys district able a«d '-'" ' Every republican county, township and preoinotopmmjltteemajaowesaduty to the Party tbig year thftt he should BPt faiHo perform. It ia to see $ftt every r vote in his pjceoinqt ie oast before thaTthflf wyjf i W Town Lots In New Towns, Merchants, doctors, lawyers and all classes of profession, business or trade who are looking to a change of location will find it to their material advantage to secure their new locations at one of the new towns on the lines now being constructed by the Chicago & Northwestern railway. They are in sections of the country that have hitherto been without adequate railroad and proper market facilities. The surrounding Country is enormously rich, and the towns are all bqund to be thrifty and prosperous. Any of them will prove a sure money maker for speculation or business location. These towns are all owned and managed by the railroad company, and the original low prices Stjli prevail as an inducement to settlement, For prices a,nd particulars ap- R»y to i. F- Cleveland, land commissioner Chicago & Northwestern, way company, Chicago. in postage to Lale young, .Moines, Iowa, and racejiYe L 1 campaign man and a good husband but ia naturally indolent. In speaking of the friars .the speaker quoted from Protestant ministers to prove that the charges made against them are nbsolutoly false. The friars are devoting their lives to the Chris- tainizing and civilizing of the Filipinos. The reverend gentleman then turned his attention to the charge that American soldiers had looted the Catholic churches, and became vehement in his denuciation of those making theoharge. The commanding general had issued the strictest kind of orders against looting, making the penalty death; and the general had commissioned the speaker to see that no looting was done, saying that he would hold the speaker responsible in the event that it took place. "The looting," said the speaker, "was done by Aguinaldo and his cut-throats, who murdered men, women and children. I brand as a devilish calumny the charge that the American soldiers in the Philippines are 'rakes and drunkards.' They are men of honor from general down to private and are battling bravely for the flag and what it represents." (Applause.) If any American soldiers returned home with a relic, it could safely be said that he bought it of a Filipino. The reverend gentlemen also denounced the charge that the soldiers were cruel to their enemies, and in 'the views presented, soldiers were shown caring for the wounded Filipinos just the same as they did for their own comrades; and they received just as good treatment in the hospitals as the Americans. In conclusion he said: " Many times I have been asked how much longer the war was going to last. In my humble opinion I think it is about over now. Tberejnaybe a kind of a guerrilla warfare for some time yet, but I will be very much surprised if there is any more serious fighting. Nor can I join with those who are dissatisfied with Gen. Otis' methods of conducting the campaign. Few men in his place would have done as well, and none could have done any better. With the number of men he had at his disposal he has accomplished wonders. Campaigning in the Philippines is different from what campaigning in America would be. There we have no roads, no means of transportation, and we began our campaign at the beginning of the hot season, and from that memorable 5th of February to the present day we never suffered a defeat. Show me a parallel to this in the history of any war. It has beep said frequently that as yet we were only in possession of 40 or 50 miles beyond Manila, and that we have all the rest of the island yet to conquer. This is a mistake, When we will have conquered the Ya- lago province we will have conquered the whole archipelago, and that is practically conquered now, " The press of the country may force the administration to put another man in General Otis' place, but neither the press nor the administration can Bnd a man more capable, or one that will bring the war to close any more quickly than Major-General E. S. Otis. It is a very different thing to sit in a newspaper office in America and tell how things should be done in Manila, from what it is to stand there on the spot as the one man who is responsible be the most inhumane act in our his tory, and the darkest blot on our e* cutcheon were we to withdraw for the conducting of both war and government in that distant land, among strange people and conditions, far different from what we have at home. " What we want here in America "at the present time is more patriotism and less criticism. Were it not for this continual criticism at home, the war would have long since terminated. The ratings O f anti-expansionists at home reach the camp-of Aguinaldo and his followers, revive their dropping epints, and encourage them to persevere in their madness. " ' We are in the phiUpines, "says an able statesman, " as a resylt of meeting imperious and unavoidable moral, responsibilities to ourselves, to the natives and to the world, resulting f W in the war from Sp^iy w$ we can not COOT tract frow thetn without ghawe, die- ft OhrjBtain, $hiij . . .» « MU -•••'uuidiv Bun leave these poor savages to themselves Anyone who kn0* 8 anything about their nature and characteristics must know that a state worse than anarch? would soon prevail. During the abort period of Agulnaldo's administration before the outbreak, the country it hard to picture. I had occasion durinir that time to go through the Papattca province, and found things there in a most deplorable condition. In the matter of taxes alone the poor people told me,' that where the Spanairds squeezed them for one dollar, Aeutnal- do's demanded flye dollars. A regular reign of terror existed. No man's life 1 was safe. Anyone expressing an opinion contrary to » Aggie's" notions 9oon had his throat cut. There I had a little object lesson of what would take place were we to leave the islanders to their own devices. After about three generations, under our instruction. I have hopes that these people will be capable of self-government and then no- doubt will they get it. But that band of cut-throats at the head of affairs there are no more fit for self-government than a band of army mules. No there never was a time since May I 1898, when our naval and military forces could, with honor, abandon these islands. Our forces now hold all the most Important places In the Philippines. Area does not decide the question of present strength and influence. The best and most important portion of Luzon is ours. Besides we have Iloilo, Cebu, Bacolod, Dumy- etta, Zambango, and Jolo, the commercial and strategical points of the other islands. " With the dry. cool weather that is now approaching, it will be an easy matter to bring the war to a speedy and successful termination. It is then, ladies and gentlemen, the duty of every American citizen to-stand behind at this period. No matter whether you are expansionists or not, all must agree thnt the rebellion must be crushed. Every bit of encouragement you give to that T H galing Highbinder costs good American lives. In fact do not hesitate to say that every drop of blood shed beneath that tropical sun since last April is upon the shoulders of Atkinson and his followers. The war would then have ended were it not for the impetus given to their courage .hy the untimely appearance of that traitorous pamphlet. I have confidence in the American, government and the American people. I have confidence in our stalwart, patriotic president, Wm. McKinley and his administration, and know that when the insurrection is crushed these people will all get the liberty they prove themselves capable of. But to say that they are at the present time a civilized people, capable of understanding what freedom means, is, to say the least, to manifest a dense ignorance of the native character. " When I went down there I was full of sympathy for these poor people, but like many others, who had any dealings with them, I soon changed my mind. Whatever doubts I had on the matter were soon cleH red away after the outbreak of hostilities. When I saw them in their warfare resort to"all the methods of savagery, when I read Aguinaldo's famous edict of February 14. calling upon loyal Filipinos in the city of Manila to rise up und kill every man woman and child of foreign birth within the city walls, when I saw prisoners treated with a barbarity wtorse than any I ever read of in the days of Nero and Diocletian, when I saw our own dead mutilated beyond recognition, when I saw friendly natives with their throats cut from ear to ear because they refused to join Aguinaldo in his madness, when I saw our wounded, while being carried to the rear of our ambulance corps, fired upon, contrary to every usage of war; when I saw them use the flag of truce as a ruse to get a shot at some of our brave men— in a word, when I saw all laws and customs of civilization laid aside, and the methods of savagery adopted in their warfare, I could not help but conclude, that, whatever our hopes for these people in the future, at the present they are entirely incapable of self-government. They have talent and are good imitators. So may we not hope that, with pur good example before them, the day is not very far distant when the seed of liberty, already sown in the soil and nourished by the blood of our heroes, will grow into a mighty tree, under whose widespread drooping branches every dusky child of these sunny isles will find repose? May we not some day hope to see all of them look up to our flag, and with beaming eyes and swelling hearts join us as we sing: Flag of the free, hearts, hope and home, By angel hands to valor given, Thy stars have lit the welcome dome, And all thy hues are born of Heaven. Forever float that standard sheet I Where breathes the foe but fall before us; With Freedom's soil beneath our feet And Freedom's banner floating o'er us. Iowa Central Stock, Speaking of the Iowa Central, A. R. Flower of New York, one of the Rock Island directors, said to a Des Moinesreporter: "Iowa Central preferred stock is all right. It is not long since I sold a hundred shares at 62 that cost me 19f. We don't hear very much about the disposition of the road down in New York, but so long as the road continues to earn fair dividends and its stock stays up where it is now, and IB worth money, there is not much chance of anything being done with it." GRACE—Better doctor your health before applying beautifying remedies. Rid yourself of constipation, indigestion, with Rocky Mountain Tea. and you'll have a beautiful face, R. H. Miller. __^ HEALTHY, happy babies. Mothers say Rocky Mountain Tea is the greatest baby medicine in the world; 35 cts. R. H. Miller. ' FOB SALE—A few full-blooded Jersey heifers, driving horses and new Cooper wagon.-30t3 • T. H. WAPSWQRTH. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. I HAVE several farms to rent for one or more years. THOS. F. COOKB, • MONET to loan at 5 per cent. A^D. 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