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llw i'ustville Weekly Review P08TVILLE, SAT'DAY, ATTO 29. W. N.BXTRDIOK,Editor. /littered at the Postoflittat I'ostrillc a* t i»n<l-cla$$ Matter. RAILWAY OWNERSHIP. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. For Governor, HIRAM C. WHEELER, of Sue County. iFor Lieutenant Governor, GKO. VAN HOUTEN, of Taj lor Coiintr. For Stipromo Judge, S. M. WEAVER, of Ilnrilin County. For Supt. Public Instruction, HENRY SARIN, of Clinton County. For Railway Commissioner, FRANK T. CAMPHELL, of Jasper County. THE DIFFERENCE. Those who are figuring on democratic success in lowu this year should take into consideration llie different factors Hint exist now Jo those in existence two years ago. Then we had but just emerged from a successful presidential election in which Iowa gave a rousing republican majority. It was then three years bcfoie another presidential election and if over anything was to be done by the anti-prohibition element ot the republican party that seemed to be the auspicious moment to strike the blow, either by a vote for Boias or the neglect to vote at all; and thousands of this element took advantage of one or the other of f hese alternatives. Again our candidate for governor that yertr proved to be one of the most unpopular mon ever presented for the suffrages of the people by the republicans of Iowa, and ho lost votes wherever he spoke. Ho was unnecessarily radical on the prohibition question and by his utterances largely widened the breach between the two factions of tho party. Again his record in the legislature had not beon entirely consistent on the railroad question, and this made a coldness on tho part of farmers, although Mr. Roies was a hundred fold move of a railroad man than he. Mr. Hutchinson vas not known, even by reputation, in a largo part of the state and the acquaintance he made during the cam pnign was a damage to him. What is the condition of things now? In tho first place we arc entering OD the most prosperous era we hare enjoyed for years, and piosperous limes aro always n sure indication of republican success. Secondly, wo are ou tho eve of a presidential election, which will be one of tho most sanguinary contests we have ever passed through, and the elections thjs year will largely determine tho outcome of next year's engagement. So much depends upon it that no man who has a spark of republicanism in his veins can afford to jeopardize tho prosideulial election through any local dissatisfaction with the action of tho party. If wo expect success noxt yoar wo must closo up tint ranks this yoar and socuro tho prestige of victory, which will bo worth 20,000 votes to us next year. Republicans will bo duly impressed with those facts heforo eloctlon. The democrats of this slalo will make tho fight of their lives this year for a two fold purpose. First, for tho prestige above referred to, and second for tho boom that success will give to Gov. Boies for the presidential nomination. He. paved tho way for this in his noted New York speech in which ho presented the farmers of Iowa in tho role of paupers, losing monoy ou cvory ncro of crops raised. If this sentiment shall bo iudorsod by tho poopto at tho polls this year, with tin growing disaffection against Cleveland on account of his position on silver, they see in Goy. Boies a formidable candidate for president, and at least a certain hold for the becond place on the ticket. So in any view of the case this year's cam palgn Is bound to bo only the picket skirmish of noxt year 's light, and both parties recognize it as such, and party linos must necessarily be closely drawn. No innttor what variations might havo beon safoly made two years ago, they oaunot be made now. Tho man who votes for Gov. Boies this yoar must be classed as a domoorat in every sunse of the word, and may cutely be counted on to voto the democratic ticket next yeai. In all oaudor and soberness we oak the "independent" republican voter if he is prepared to surrender the control of national adaira into the hands of the demooruts because he is dissatisfied with one law on iho statute books of IowaP Such a course does not look reasonable to us, aud we don't believe be will do it. When the next great bnltlo has been fought and won, in- Iowa and in the nation, as it will bo if republicans do their duty, it will be time to tuko up minor mutters of state legislation. It is the general opinion, evon among democrats, that if they cannot win next yoar on treo trade and free silver, then tho.v oaunot hope to win at all, and » long series of republican victorios is again assui 'ttd. Thoy are startled and douioralissed on. acoount of the reactionary e?eot of tho, McKloloy bill, which g|vpg t t)io Ho to all thoir assertions of-A.ye.ar ago, and they aro trembling like Belsbnzzar from fear that their gjeat issue will vanish into thin air before Novembor, 1893. They are already beginning to bedgo and to try to foroe the silver issue' t» tho front, and for thut, and this alone, tbey avo slraust- ready to saorHle* their tlwt )k>vq-Clfyel»n4. »,', - . J. Fred Meyers, tho editor of the Denison Review, one of the ablest editors in the state, has been for several months traveling in his native land, Germany. He ha* heretofore been of the opinion that the government should own the railroad*, but he has been led to change his mind by a careful analysis of tho question ns presented in Germany. For our part we have never favored government ownership or control of anything that can be equally well owned and controlled by private enterprise. We do not believe it to be the proper function of government to enter itito competition with tho citizen in any of the business nvoeations. If it is a good thing for the government to own and I operute the railroads it would be equally good, according to the sizo of tho operation, fur it to own nnd operate the factories, the mines, the stores, etc.. thus taking fiom the people nil ambition to progress, until finally all the people would be "hired men," uf tho government. We make the following extract from the nrliclu referred to: "While it is certain that the American railway systems have built una powerful millionairism, and while under our laws combinations virtually amounting to a monopoly are possible, yet is there danger that the benefits aro overlooked and the evils unduly magnified. Personally, we have laid down our platform already that wo favor the construction of a trans-conti­ nental railway by the government, by way of experiment and menace to overreaching capitalists, and we can there- lore not be accused of being rinsed against state railways. But observation nnd inquiry have convinced us that the slate railway as conducted in Germany is a compai alive failure. Among the many objections which occur to us we enumerate only a few. The bureaucratic government has not in it the clement of personality or expausiveness to suit circumstances. There being no feeling of proprietorship, brt only salaried administrative oflicials, no attention is paid to emergencies. Thus, if there should be, owing to an excursion or other cause, a need of one or more passenger cars, no one apparently except tho minister of public works lias a right to order an additional car to bo attached even if a hundred cars wore standing empty. The throe-class system of passenger carriage is wasteful and expensive. It compels Hie attachment of more cars than would be necessary under our system of first ami second class, the lirst- clnss being the Pullman cars with an additional lax of one-half cent per mile. Thus, the compartments of the first- class are rarely moro than half filled; thoso of the second class are about two- thirds filled, while tho third-class are usually overcrowded. A train made up to ccver the exigencies of the service for three classes must necessarily cany much waste freight. The long distancu freight tariff in the United Slates is considerably lower than the tariff in Germany, aud complaints are made a* freely here as elsewhere that commerce is hampered by high charges. Ofcourso everything here is on a petty scale, and engines and cars aro only half the sizo oflbe cars and locomotives of the United States. Tho rails are also lighter; and traius run slower and aro as often late here as in the United Slates, because obstacles hero are not so readily mastered; and n train onco behind cannot make up time by fust running, because if an accident should happen during the process of making up tiiuo, the engineer would bo dismissed. There is therefore no encouragement to "mako up" lost time. A recent railway accident ou ono of the Bavarian railroads showed that tho sills havo been permitted to rot; and the road beds are not kept in proper condition. The track is rough and not nearly as smooth as in tho Unitod States. Tho most disagreeable part to foreigners is the frigidity of all officials who woar a uniform, no mutter how insignificant their place may bo. An oflleo holding bureaucracy, appointed for life, does not consider "tho rights of the people beyond its own plcasuro and convenioncu. Thus, while no ilotibt wo could manage theso matters belter in tho United Stales, yet very many objections havo obtruded themselves upon us which wo hud not noticed before; and we are inclined to think that existing evils in our railway system should be remedied if possible by other menus thnn their absorption by tho United Status. - ' RICH AND POOR. which possession depends. It is a principle of science that when you know the cause of a thing it is needless and foolish to go on inventing and multiplying mere fanciful causes. The Greeks had a siving: no man can tiau- scond the "real immortal mind of Jove. When God has fixed a way of doing a thing there is no profit in other people sentimentalizing and discussing if we cannot circumvent God and liave it done in some other wav. To work and save your work- not spend it—is God's immutable law of Have: to not work or to work and yet spend and not save work is God's immutable Iniv of Want. There is a whole population of Softhearted nnd soft-headed people trying to circumvent that law of God. Crowds of people posing ns guides, philosophers nnd fucnds of "the workingman," who are pretending there is some way that this law can be set at naught: and that there is great wrong and injustice somewhero that maintains it. These wiseacres want to have and yet spend: not only that, but to spend their own and yet have what the other person lifts saved. Lying and claptrnp do not help humanity or any human creatura. Work and do not spend and you will hate: spend your woik anil you will not haye. That's heaven's truth and no railings nt the Vnudcrbilts and Goulds can change It. It is not desirable for mankind that it should be changed. Vanderbilt and Gould have nothing of Mr. Meister's: he has kept what he worked for: no other fellow 1ms it: he has it. And he doesn't need what Vanderbilt or Gould has: he has enough of his own: far more than lie will spend. Now as every man and woman in this world can do the sami: if lie or she only will, it appears that God has made it a protty fair and just sort of a world for everybody if you will only obey his conditions." EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENCE. In theso days whou communislio ideas aro so prevalent, and so many men adhere to tho false ilea that the world not ouly owes them a living but it owes thoro ti division of tho spoils of the rich, such an article as that givon below from tho Gato City is refreshing nnd timely. Wo wish that every boy of twelyo years and upwards would pasto that article in his hat and conform his life to its instruction. If he would there would be no necessity for 'prisons or work bousas and tho occupation of tho Henry Georges, the Jim Weavers and all tho calamity politicians would be gone, and prosperity and coutcotiuout would be universal. Read the arliole and profit by it: "Mr. Meister, a well known market gardnor was in our office Friday showing somewhat of the great vegetable growths and yields of this fruitful year. Aud in the talk this onrao out that good season or bad he makes money all tho same. If wo quit sentimentality and coddling nod como to the truth of tho matter ibis matter of having or not having is within the control of eaoh person and only those want who disobey tho laws of having. Mr. Meister is ono of. Iwo or throo brothers thntoaino here from, a foreign country. Uhoy wore poor as the poorest, they had nothing but their bodies. They rented land near Keokuk and put B few cents worth of garden seed into it. Thoir hands nod a few Bores of routed laud, that was all thoy hod. Now each of them is rioh. Thoy have thousands and thousands of dollars out at interest. There is not a boy born into this world of, sound mind and body but can do tho samo thing; n <>t one. So on, tbo other hand several girls have worked in our homo in the lust Iwonlyjyoarg asdorues- tlo wage-onrnors. Thoro was ono of thorn wo recall who had the habit of accumulation ami in tho course of a few years she. was a landlord and had the income from a aouple of houses whloh she owned and rented. Auygtrl in this world of sound mind and hoalth can do the like. People are just as oortalii to have if (hey obey the law of having ns the earth Is to revolve or boar harvests, With all the theorizing and gittb »bouv the labor question f »nij "progress and poverty" and the rich growing rloher and the poor poorer and »)1 that, th ^.slmple truth I* tb»; *\or$}, 1 • J —•*man and wojnan. CHESTEU, ENGLAND, July 20, '01. My Dear Parents and Sisters:— Four days on land—days literally packed wiili most interesting sights and experiences. Never have I seen more in the samo length of timo Pen descriptions will be entirely inadequate, and can, at the best, only give a sunitunry of my tour and impressions. We landed at Liverpool about six p. m. last Wednesday. It took us fully three hours to puss through customs. Complaint is made about the great difficulty of landing in America; but I had just as much trouble as Clara had, so far as 1 could see. We only spent a few hours it. Liverpool. It has very little of interest to delain the tourist beyond its splendid wharves and shipping interests. So, very early the next morning wc left for tho so'.tth. I shall never forget that first morning ride in England. The country is as pretty as you can imagine. The vegetation is luxurious. Flowers are to be j seen on every hand—especially roses. Wo have no such roses with m>—they J aro perfectly immense. I do not wonder that the rose is the English flower. 1 The little fields were also noticeable. Every foot of grouud is utilized except- •, ing tho great huuting parks, etc.. of thu landlords. All their fields arc fenced with beautiful hawthoroe hedges. 1 do not remember having seen a single board, rail, iron, or cyen stono fence that day, as wo rode over 160 miles of country. Tho railroads, or railways as they arc called here, are different in many ways than with us. Tho cars and engines aro very small. Tho cars, again, aro divided iuto small compartments, which will each hold about six persons. You are put into ono of these and lucked up. One becomes acoiistiniod to it, but an American can never like it as well as tho system to which he is accustomed. You canuot gel your baggage (hero thoy call it luggage) checked. Thoso, therefore, who put it in tho luggago car, have a big scramble f >r it when thoy arrive at a station. 1 carry mioo with mo, in one small and ono largo valise. The road bod is about perfect. The trains mako much more rapid timo than our trains do, as a rulo. I hare run several times st the rate of a mile a minute. All trains cross tho track by way of stone arches—which is a marked improvement on our roads aud crossings. Nevertheless they aro years behind our magnificent vestibule limited trains. I left our party at Birmingham. Thoy havo an aged couple with them— Mrs. Morse's father and mother—aud therefore cannot get around rapidly. Moreover they havo to mi carriages and go to the best hotels, which makes it moro oxpensive than 1 earn to stand. So I shall uot accompany them all the timo. 1 wont on to Leanington, a famous watering place, corresponding to Saratoga with us. Thoro I fell in with a friend from Brooklyn, N. Y. Wo hired a dray as they call it, i. o., a ono horse rig, and took one of the most memorable drives of my iifo. We first went to the noted Warwick Oustlo, the ancient and stately homo of tho Earl of Warwick. It is one of the grandest feudal residences in" Eugland, aud was probably ereotod in Saxon times. Gaidar's Tower was built soon after tho Norman conquest. The castlo has boon well presorved and reminds ono, constantly, of feudal times. It is richly and magnificently furnished within. The oonrtyiird is beautiful. The exterior view of the castlo and tbo high stone wails nnd buttloments, oaunot bo e'escribod. "We oan scarcely think the scono real" says Hawlhorno "so completely do these maohicolated towers, tho long lino of battloments, the massivo buttresses, tho high windowed walls, shape nut our indistinct ideas of thoauliquo timo," Thenuo, over a lovely road, wo drove flvo miles to Kenilworth Castlo—ono of the finest and most extensive baronial ruins in Engluud. We spent about two hours wandering among these striking ruins. I oao, now, understand Scott's novels Infinitely bolter, I cannot wonder that ho wroto just as lie did, It is tantalising to merely mention these things and to bo unable to go into} d fa tails. Wo drove for four miles, then through the Immense estate of Lord Lolgh. Ho has fourteen parishes under him, with several, hundreds of people on ibom. He |s e, very good landlord, stone- lelghj'tAbtoy Js Mt fa*wo or- *nmily being absent, wo prevailed upon the housekeeper to show us through the mansion. It would take pages to tell nil that wc saw; but that which J interested me most in this section was the old Abbey itself. It was occupied by tho Cistercians four hundred ycare ago, and is a vcty quaint place. That night 1 rejoined our party at Stratford-on-Avon —S h ak es p e ar e's home. Wo stopped at the Rod Horse inn. I sat in the room where Washington Irving wrote that charming sketch, thn Sketele Rook, ou Stratford-on-Avon. There was tho old fire place, the chair, the polser, tho clock, which he mentions in his article. Tho following morning wc visited Shakespeare's old home. The old house still stands as it did. We went through nil the rooms. They have been well preserved together with most of their furniture. In two rooms there is n fine Shakespeare museum, which might well occupy one's time for two days. I went to the school house, and into tho very room (and Inter saw the desk) where Shakespeare was educated as a boy. We drove over to Anne Hathway's cottage, where he did his courting, aud were, shown, by nn aged descendant of Anne's, many romantic things pertaining to flint eventful epoch of his life. Wo also went to the cathedral in which he lies buried. It is surrounded, according to English custom, by one of the most beautiful church yards I have ever seen. Thence to Oxford, the greatest university of England, and one of the most famous of the world. There Wilder met us. It would tnko :i volume to describe all that I saw on the Saturday that I devoted to this venerable institution. It kept mo on the run with a keen guide to even see the twenty-two colleges which comprise the university. From there 1 cam'; here with Wilder, to quietly spend Sunday. Chester is said to be tho most quaint and medieval looking lown in England. It was used by the Romans as a camp in the first century, and the old Roman wall is still lo be seen, alec, the remains of a Roman bath. Tho streets are very narrow and have what are called rows in some of (hem, i. e., continuous galleries or arcades occupying Ihe place of Ihe front rooms of the first floors of the houses. The cathedral, together with the remains of nn old Benedictine Abbey, arc very interesting. Last night (Sunday) we heard thn opening of iliu triennial musical festival of Chester. It was splendid. To-night I shall probably start north toward Scotland, and expect lo be About a week in that country. Pardon this scrappy and unsatisfactory letter. I find it very hard to write letters in the midst of so many things. Love to all of yon, Yours faithfully. JOHN" R. MUTT. SYEALINO. OF TONKIN WOMEN blnve-DuriUrJ Who Sell ;Mother i fttut C'h I ctrcn I/Uo Ciittto. Whllo in most parts of the world, except Africa, eluve. catching is bcconi. iner a thing of the past, the pr.iot'c.: i KtiU carried on to some extent in Ton kin, in spite of tho efforts of tho l-'iv.ne!: to put au end to it, MIJS an excU; n^'O. The slaves who tiro wanttd a.o on'y women and children. The slave tle-.il- et\i find thorn In tho foros'.s, away from tho villages drag tliom into tho mountains, und soli tlioin to Chinoso merchants who carry them into tho wo;t- orn provinces of China and sell thorn to rich families. This odious truffle began about two:i- ty-fivo years ago. Formerly Tonkinete women were almost unknown in China. Tho practice of exporting thorn as slaves carao about in this way: In 1885 tho Chinoeo BOldtors who invaded Tonkin, which was in revolt against China, found themsolvoa in­ cumbered by prisoners, but at lust decided to ship them to China and see II thoy could not sell them. It was at this time that emigration agencies wero recruiting In China thousands of workmen to toil on the Guano Islands of Chili. The hundreds of male prisoners wore easily disposed of to those emigration agents, and tho women and childron who wero among tho unfortunates were sold to woll -to -do Chinese. Tills opened a new trade, although at first it was not easy to soil tho worn- on, because wealthy families did not wish to havo servants with block teeth, caused by thoir practice of chewing tho betel -nut. So small a price was asked for them, however, that all tho women were finally Bold. To-day those women aro In much demand in somo parts of western China. As servants thoy aro gontlo, obedient, and laborious, and aro so highly esteemed that they command a good price. JUST LIKE HUMANS. Mr. nnil Mrs. Kent Havo » MUunrtsr- staud ng anil Fun Eniue>. Thoro was trouble in the seal family at tho central park '2oo" tho othor day, soys the Now York Tiroes. Papa seal chastised tho baby seal for playing mischievous pranks, whereat Mntnma seal waxed exceedingly wroth und attacked her lord and intistoi*. with *uch fury that he boat a hasty r* trout r.nd clambered up on the cement banks of the tank. There, groutly to his surprise and sorrow, ho found more trouble. A Surly pelican was strutting along the odgo of tho tank, and the presonoa of the big wot seal was to her- unwelcome She pecked viciously at him with he." sharp beak, and with a squeal ol pain he slid bank into the water. Mamma seul, however, had not got over her anger, and she thrashed the luclc !ee6 head of the family with nor tall so energetically that he again sought the dry bank. But the pelican was waiting for him, and sho proceeded to tap him on tho head with her knlfollke peak. Tho seal could not stand that, and once more be rolled book into tho water. Again and again ho was driven out of the tank by his spouse, and again and again he was driven back by the pelican. This domeatio comedy lasted for fully twenty minutes, and it was watched by half a hundred persons. Finally the Irate spouse took pity on her "worser" half and permitted him' to remain unmolested In the tank. A ttunnlntf Aceouut. "That fellow who has been owing us for the last three months has skipped out,". said the bookkeeper. • 'All right," replied tho proprietor, "open a run/ ning account with hlui."—Washington Poet, lows Mortgfte**. This tcatnro ef tho census work U at trscting more general attention than any other, with the exception of thi enumeration of the people. To makt it valuable, it shonld be collected and published, annually, if not by each state, then by the general government. It is s labor to vast, and far-reaching in iti Importance to the investors ot the United States, congress has called npon the secretary of the interior to formulate a plan by which the census office can t* made a separate department—reporting tt to that body at its next meeting. Up to the present the figures thowing the recorded indebtedness of the country have been published for only two statas. These are Alabama and Iowa. For the ten years in contrast, 18eO-18S4, ander a Republican president, and 18155-1889 nnder a Democratic president for four years, including nine months ot President Harrison's administration, the exhibit Is one of ontuual interest. Under Presidents Hayes, Garfield and Arthur the recorded indebtedness of Iowa for the five years shows the number of mortgagee recorded, etc., in 1S?0 1891 thus: Nomber of mortgages recordrd, 242,805; valne, $20l ,5yi,GyO; nnmber of acres mortgaged, 10,003,720; number of lots mortgaged, 116,119. Under Presidents Cleveland and Harrison (nine months) 1885-1889: Nnmber of mortgagee recorded, 254,894. Valne $228,090,840. Nnmber of acres mortgaged, 15,904,202. Number of lots mortgaged, 174,978. This shows an increase of 12,090 in mortgages, 58,859 in lots, and $?8,105,150 in value nnder Presidents Cleveland and Harrison, and a decrease of 699,534 in acres from the administrations of Hayes, Garfield and Arthur. The recorded indebtedness of Alabama stands for the same period: Under Hayes, Garfield and Arthur, 1889-1884: Nnmber of mortgages recorded, 84,021. Valne, $25,399,849. Number of acres mortgaged, 6,094,817., Nnmber of lots mortgaged, 8,179. Under Cleveland and Harrison (nina montbe), 1885-18b9: Number of mortgages recorded, .S9.0S7. Valne, $05,699,777. Number of acres mortgaged, 9,480,330. Nnmber of lots mortgaged, 28,460. This shows an increase of 25,060 in mortgages, 18J281 in lots, $39,290,931 in valne, and 2,785,519 in acreB. As the Republicans of Iowa have been accused by their opponents of bad man-i agement, as claimed by the mortgages recorded, what can be said of Alabama,' where the Democrats are in full authority and have been for generations? —Council Bluffs Nonpareil. , Mirtt Raises National Inant. The Republican press of the state is now a unit in seeing that the national Issues are uppermost. The direful results npon the election noxt year and npon' onr congressional and legislative elections and the election of a United States senator to succeed Wilson in case' of Democratic success are enough to bring every Republican in line. The Democratic state central committee and Governor Boies recognize the fact that national icsnes aro at stake, and that prohibition cuts but a small figure. There is no better evidence of this than tho fact that they have imported Congreesman Mills of Texas, the great free trade leader, to open the campaign. Mills made his first Democratic ipeech of the campaign Thursday at Iowa City. On the same day at the same place there was held a unanimously attended meeting of tb» Democratic state central committee. Mills is to ipeak in other placeB, one of them being at Rock Rapids among tho farmors and where there la a great many Prohibition Democrats. ' Mills is here as a national Ggnrt and in the interest of the Democratic party at large. The fact that he opens the campaign Is enongh to convince everyone that the Democrats consider the national issues uppermost and that they are using prohibition only in certain localities to work upon the prejudices and to: keep the real Issues away from a certain class of voters. No Republican can af-' ford to be duped by any such game. The Rcpnblican party of the nation and not of Iowa alone is to be affected and it is the duty of every Republican on national Issues to be a Republican this year in Iowa.—Dubuque Times. Stole • Saw MU1. The calamity organ has endeavored to give a pioture of Qeorce Van Houten,, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Stripped of Us verbosity the organ declares that Van Houten stole- machinery in a saw mill and joined the army to escape arrest That b* was- deputy when the treasurer of Taylor county was a defaulter, that bis farm is mortgaged, and that he entertains the •wine of bis farm in his dtning room. The only surprise In this falsehood Is that when the Us was a bornin,' that the organ of snch well known truth (?) and veracity did not make it more read-, able by asserting tbat Mr. Van Houten stole tbs saw mill bodily, that he was the defaulting treasurer of Taylor county, that he was drafted in the army and stole ail the commissaries and tbat the •wine sleep in his parlor. The story is one of the silly and utterly untruthful screeds which nark* the every day' editorial page of the calamity organ. This recordys so nearly similar to the records of some other gentleman tbat the best proof against its veracity is tbat Van Houten 1B not the editor of n Democratic calamity organ. -Ottumwn Courier. Democratic Kdnottclanal Campaign. Wheeler is a millionaire. Wheeler is a bankrupt. Wheeler wears a diamond pin. Wheeler is a dude. Wheeler is slovenly. Wheeler wears whiskers. Wheeler drinks. Wheeler is a prohibitionist Wheeler is a stock farmer. Wheeler farms by telephone. Wheeler washes before breakfast. Wheeler buys all bis goods away from home. Wheeler is sharp. Wheeler don't known anything. Van Houten is is a farmer. Van Houten isn't a farmer. Van Houten played trioka when a boy. Van Houten raises only weeds on bis farm, Van Houten is a horticulturist, Van Houten kiowa w much about fcortlQntt'nre as a man Jn tho tfloon, . Van Houteb has talent but puts it to b»4 use, j Van Honten is as ignorant, and, a* Value at HUlnry. What is tho use of history if wo are to learn nothing from its ICCMJUS ? We all know that every article which tho Americans have succeeded in manufacturing in large quantities nnder the protective tariff has been reduced in cost to the consumer. Yet we now nave the lamentable spectacle of free trade papers arguing that such will not be the case with tin plate. They cannot name an exception to the rule in the pint. Nevertheless,without assigning a single valid reason, they predict that tin plate will be enhanced in price by tho tariff. We ask again: What is the use of history to snch folks V— Burlington Hawkeye. • Reciprocity admits free non-competing articles; free trade admits competing articles. Instead of saloons in which to spend money, give ns postal savings banks in which to save money. The same party which is now crying, "Prohibition is a failure!" in 1864 declared the war for the onion was a failure. They were mistaken then; they are wrong now. We do not doubt tbat the Democratic politicians of Iowa would bo glad to see the prices of farm produce go down to the very lowest notch, and prices of other goods go up, if thereby their chances of gaining power would be increased. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. ( y<'*l<!rd«y wh* democrat!': day in I'oslvilli;. Democrat* wen- a» thick bees around the hive, making a candidate for stato senator, 'f'liey nil behaved pretty well. — Oats arc turning out cplcndidly and aro weighing very heavy, a bushel and a half, machine measure, weighing two biifhi'Is. The larg'.-H yield yet reported ix from Thou. Gordon. His crop yiclii'.'il h~t\ bushel*, machine measure, and averaging the weight of tho crop from a sample which was weighed, it would weigh out 7'J bushels and 13 lbs. per am;. Wo await the . report that will beat this. This i- a ' great crop j car. ! DIED" j Little Ksther Alic! NoMo, :ig<d five | months ami thirtecd days. pai«ed away August 21th, 1891: Two more little t', :ct new trav.jrv: l!i<: w.jU-.s. 'MoriR the flowers, on thai «.vprt?.r"--n tli'^rc; On*? v.-tc, little liarp new Kl-'i'ldtris tli': -. OMJ Of cur loved en..-* SVIJO'VC 1>: I*.'.M 1 cn b*;fo-re. A white fleecy rob- was waiting o'er there, For Alice, our dartinc to wear, An'J a bright little crown, with tiums la'Ien 'lo^vri, To encircle her trow so fair. RAILROAD TIME-TABLES <"":7'; On and alter .Sunday, June ]#tio, trains on the C. M. 4: St. P. IJy. will ca'.'t Postville as follows. fiOISG EAST. Passengers. No. 2 < p. in Wh To thi Will vh. : liisht watch On tic!:;.' .striti' ing Iowa KalN. in l"«-:i, Min.v South Dakota, to till point- in SHS . Indian 'I cr.iton , T< tutu.-. The St. Louis Stamping company^.* advertising for tin-plate workmen who are fatnilllar with the business, aud offers "wages double the.prico per lx>x paid in England for the same work." Here is the result of a protective tariff —higher wages, but no increase in the ; Umliugton. Cedar price of the product. j Uaiiwiiy will ,-11 The Tipton Advertiser thus "touches up" fhe, "calamity" candidate, "Governor Boies did not get around to epeak at the Iowa City blow-out. Too bad he could not have been there with his bottle of brown sugar. It would have been ridiculous, of course, but it would have been consistent, yon know.' —The Winncsheik County Fair will be held at Decorah. Iowa, Septcniher 8th, Uth and 10th, 1891. No pains will be spared to mako the fair a grand success in every particular. The cshilii tion of slock promises to be firs'.-clas-. in every respect. Tbo management have made arrangements with Prof. Dwyci to have a Hal- loon Ascension and Parachute Jump each day. The College nine of Luther College will |>lay against tho Ft. Atkinson club each day, so lows of the great National game can be entertained cacli afternoon. The racing promises to be good. Kxpert judges in all Ihe principal departments. Kvervl.odv go to Decorah Fair. •.vf.rk i'. 'ton^. .iri-l v.c I the \r,' r —n' ar Jbat i here ari'l wait, "A! tl: No. 4 (night) Freights. No. 7 Way Freight No. '.< 'J imc Freight .... No. 11 Time Freight... •iOIN'; WKST. Pa«sengr.'rs. N'.. 1 night No. 3 Freights. No. 3 '> Chicago Stock . No. G Way No. 12 Milwaukee Stock All Freight trains mcnli • '•'••'•'•'•i a. m. 11 :M a. rtl • 0:10 p. m •12.10 a. m. . 10:2.', a. in. ..ll:i'."i a. m • -I p. w. • r r.\<l p. Hi. I 'lict!. i -M 'ctit 'the • <n'J. ai b- ] ear.-!. | a::lifi:l [Hale," No. 12, carry passengers when provided with proper transportation. S'o. 11 between North McGregor ami Calninr O. K. WHIPP, ,\g, ,i. B. C.R.&2T.P.. P, the latch wit}; Jur hand. Harvest Excursions. August 2. r , and September 3 :1, tin- : Kapiil* A: Northern ' ll.ii v Kv:ur.-i'jti j .- from all .-tation- on if - line) of ami including Vimon. to all J :t- on it.- noitli of and in.dud- , iJKCOK .Wl I'IV!-|. da anil Ai Lau- New M CN- Idaho, Dakota: , i.ouisi- rgia ami .iin! One Time Table I':!"cii".cr g"i Fivigiit. Ill "fleet IL' NocfJl S-"it h North. j. !•:. 'N. I.c ! I. Ml . 2 I Pv.l'.ltV .. P. M ^.-.-iti. .\a- ico, Colorado. Wyoming. I.' Montana, .South and North also to all point.- in Tcnnes«' ana, Alabama. .Mis.si->ippi, <e' Florida, al a rate of One Far. Third For tin- It -111111 Trip. For fuiiJier information, cmpiirc any ticket agent of this company, or .1. K. II.VNNI...AN, Gen. Ticket and Pas.-. Agent j.sKEriiERD.:.:. v.. Off;ci* Ut 1 «' lioum' Kubt ot , of I/, A»U HIT nccnt* for \\ . If not for sale In 5oar pin «i**nli*r to ornil for rniulniruf*. ag**n<*j'» aufl irn ibem lor you. ZJTTAKfi NO M:»STITl* rurc lbi» FOR, WHY IS 7KE DOUGLAS STATE OF IOWA, Oflice of AiruiTou OK .STA'11:. Whereas the Citizens State If.tnk. located at Postvillo. in the stale of Iowa, litis filed in this oflice proof of a full compliance with the laws of litis slate pertaining to its imnrporation and a sworn statement of iis paid-up capital, and living satisfied from an examination that said bank is possc--cd of the full amount ot such capital iv<piirc<! by Chapter U, Title XI, of the Code of lown. Therefore, authority U hereby given lo the nhove ii .-iueif corporation to transact the business of a Slate Hank, as provided in its article- of incorporation and ihe laws of loti .t. Given under my hand and seal of oflice, in the city of Des Moine--, litis Twenty-('u>t day'of Augusl, lc<!H. .1 A. LYONS. Auditor of Stale. 1). F. MCC'AUTHY, Duputy. .'OK? FOR T.;E BEST SHOE i'i Tiis- WOMD tea THC «o *«£r ' • ''tea Oi - I. • '; )...-]•'• (if til.- !,--'. !'. 1;•• • If. :' i. J. A. I-IAVIRLAND, "Veteri c1.-3.xy B-a'-'grec IM -: vn.t.i:. IHWA. >r Oilicc .1. cial Hot:-.-. : i;-.-<-;, S;., A lint: sci 0: surgical i:. Ail Ii '.'i .c5s :ii'\ mcdicii Thirteen \ i•; sec Calls prompt!y an-ivci.- of the P.,.1.1 stl'Mli' ' * k 'i' — IUi I. olllUU't i '. lov .,1 II.-. . l.M.ti 35 34, 33, « M ;.' -!••'» c S2, S2 »!>••. ' '••-11115 f: (It, llelltltllf !' . ••• '•- ' »..- wT< ••'. -'• -.-»•«. til.-:, c t: 1 tl.aet.si-v r .•> 1.-.,. ,„;.,|. 1 '.'.t> i'.^'ua."s.h , .1 . I l.-tt.-ri .,- od fine rV.II: ; , o.i- :>•» IVnrll'i i'wi'ir'i.-'-.r'n' CENTRAL MEAT MARKET! ECIIULEK. EP.OS., Preps. Boys'V,-r !, 0 .,^t?' "n tiuTr merlH, nn the l.-irr. S.1.00 .,1 'hir:. "ME LtKEEE, A I. LEE SAMEE." Tho Slnr-tUng 1'o'or t t u ^on? I DO 'I* Wn*tt- hotuo. Song I eo kenrm a washhiuso on I or- Ifln sireot, butwni'U Kills ami Kddy, says a t-au Krancisco paper It Is tjiiltJ tl pretentious iwo-story fromo structure Kjt.'i u noak.'d shlnclo roof. Its owner conceive I tho Idna re cully of addug to its attractiveness l>y sncdry nMcrnr roats of hi. h-lined lan's. So now tho t In? It a potpilna) nightmare lo ull the iii'lRhhor.f and pas or* by who sua It To thi! lir.-t time. They aro startled nlmo-.t Into breulh es-no-i. and sol od with icecr optical Illusions and v sli.ns of avFii phnntaslos thut haunt, tho bra n tid i! >• Oust 0. : a.'kln street is shaken f •> a their fcot Thc painter trloi to nake tho roof whito, but tho dfrty shin: c n*vo doiied his sk II. With a JITSI tuac> bom of dust aid son thoy st II s!i iv through tlio whita pfdnt In occas on . dark pat ho* Only a man with tl c liluh'm-ro toii'd havo painted the ficn< Th • background a cark, rich sr> n i Tho dror and window frames aro yellow, til.' met with.led. The blinds aio b no. tho corn Ico pink, lha wlndowsllls b ack and tbo doorsteps cream-colored. Otli r plginoiiU abour.d In profusion, but e.on tho artist who i oinpuundcd thorn Is unable to call the wondrous colors by titium The rambow Is s'niply not In It whon compared to tho frunt of SOUK I.co's washhouse. Uir, that Is not all. Thcro la .a sldo view y.-t to to doncrlbod. Kv r;.' Imagluabl- shudu aud tint that a brain suffering from the oftuit-i of plum pudding or iiifnco plu supper ml-'ht produce has here been laid on the weather boards In stripes The offect is simply madden Ing. Seen for tho first timo a shuck lku 1 ,000 volts of olo .tili-.ty coinns over cue, and color blindness en>uoB at ouec. > oino of the no'ghlio, s. complain that the colors aru so loud "that as to disturb th "lr slumber at nlKht Song l.oo is not unconscious of tho altontlon his washhousn has excited In the neighborhood, ilu coaios out, takos a look at tho awful thing, and goon back smiting. "Me llkoe, alloe sarooo." Wc have opened a New Menl Mat i.i llie .Moll building opposite the y, oi'iec. where we si'tall keep a full siirt'.i'.ent of ihe Ii,--t uf iiii-iils at euerl >l. Il.li: '-1: 1 1 Int-oricl shoes o.slluK f mm £ l.> ii^-.e. 1 l .ntllPk' v!..ill. S'J.00 nuil M.7.» Mi* j-fiun: theb('4lfl!i<*o 1 ,i)K..|.i. stvll-aj Cnullo'.l.— Svo lliat W. 1_ iJoliitliiv ! price an- stamped un llie Ixittoni uf «-*cti .bit'. I W. L. lX>U(i'-\.>!, rruckUTi. s: in. ; .-<.!.i» in & - FA YL EPS. Ladies ! »,'!^ LUHMAN - li.Wc.-t prices the We solicit an in- and 111 :11 net- oV .1- lite, si f:-. •. market will : 0 cii .11 i>| mtr II- U' :.'l*!i|cr - al flo al t: WfflD MSI IS. JL. STUOELEL & SON Postville Boat and Shoe Store. (AT AUltH'l ttoKCi . li'tLTJ l;'t» OLDSIAM.) Have a full line of ltouln. Shoes, Slipp'.'is', l'nbbcrs ;:iid evcrMl.ing k,.pi in a No. I geiicrr.l shoe stoic. Custom work mul and promptly ilnue. rallied. We keep no sh repairing neatly Ki cry pair war- Mdv. REPINED AND PROGRESSIVE. Consumption Cured. An old physician, retired from practice, having Lad placed in his I amis by an Kast India missionary llie formula of :i simple vegetable remedy for the "pi'i'dy and jjorinnnint cure' of Consumption, llronehilis, Catarrh. Asthma nnd Lung AtVceiions, uUu « punitive nnd radical cure for Nervous Debility 11 nil Nervous Complaints, after haiing tested Us wonderful curative powers iu thousands of etisis, has fell it his duly lo make II known in his sull'ciiiig fellows. Actuated I iv this motive and a desire lo relieve lui'miui t-ulVeiir.g, I will Kond free of charge, 4o nil who desire it, Ihis recipe, in (ionium, French, or English, with full direct ions tor preparing and using. Sent by mail by nil dressing wh It slump. l«« li lug ibis paper, W. A. Korea. 8^0 I'i HIT 'S Illuck. ltochcsler, N. Y. . IK.i 1 The flood Vcaliu'us or tho Cuulttsl of Out Kmitliern NnlKhbor*. What Voxleo really Is can bo told In thn p alnest projo It ranks aftor Hue- no< Ayros and Bio as tho third capital ot Sj an sh-i.mrrU'n. It Is wo.i built, woll paved and flaggod, has a lino water supply, is woll llglitol wit'i electricity and gas, and has an excrllont systom of police Tho streets aro cleaner than thoso of any American ilty, but tho dralnngo sysfon Is radically wrong, and Is respeus'l u urm.t'r u':< o( typhoid Cover, by • h li tl « ...-aili ,. t - N run up to an .1 .inn n« I'o i. '1 h :iv meuti in It- i ft, e.|M, * /ccts ii I.—pi ns neat and i y :» it IDI'IIIHI a I uom o 'ir. out ilio piitme j. <• i -.n • • grouii I am al­ ii i s la e i! II- lit order a d as i.uanl tul u si'iin'-h an s ti n • tirdcii i; -<vn I- ut'ii h in. '1 h sl.o ii tti I aun.n > are v-ry iKciwtiiiK Ii piiulf b IUI igs, with t >v i> eni li »•, ur HO' iiut-w > t.iyi i.u.' ti-K cuu lot cli-ii ho- oi i'v ry order <( nr hi II in e.iiniiii o tbo thrill rs ..re lo v m nnii h r foe n largo aoiiy, nn I (ho IIH is mi' rci.-urants aro ut,t> i'l> a lino. tiUl.t. The. ItituJi of tho olty-ivuut . oo feit abovo BI?* lovfllWa t y 'ii'if to all who aro notao- vlinintod - to itj: but tho boat d irl g tho dry sausoivlsgoldJin opp essivc, nnd the lll ^hM mo In^ttflab'y uool, ,Mev|c'o is ouoof .)tU6n}0»tj'iogro'Sivo rapltals of SwmUh jywf^li »|» bustle of i • they? „..„.,„.-,. v |or,«ef' T01TS0RIAL PARLOR. MBMtTHE VOSTOVridK. I cordifljly Jnvilo anew patronago, *Gire us a trial lor tt month. Learn <ur manner nod way of dolnjr tho buBl- nees., I bvlleye we OBD plonso you. T« P AWKKB ^ Plop., ^o ^villfl, town. C. P. DARLING. (Siii-ccsMir In Dnrling & Slil<...) -- jii'Aj.rii is Wind Mills, riiii 'i 'S.TiiiJ^.hid Mills, Corn Bhellers &c. Iu wind mills I fiin.i-.il puiupii.g and geared mills combined. Mid both/ i-leel and wood puui|iiug '.n'lls. - 1 Olllco .'mil simp llrst ill or s'liuli of Hoy & McNeil's "hardware store, 1\.M- rillc. Iowa. POSTVILLE LODCiS- CL1VE BRANCH LOICEKO. llfl AXIOMS UP 1'YTUhUi. Moolaon th. socuuilaml /ourili I'ilt'»> wrntu u i.ucli laontli. Vsltinij bri-ILrrn in itirdFiai.il ulWftyH WUICOUKJ' HAKIU8 Ollli, O. It. Cius. B KELTON , K ol K it ti NOBLE LUPGE No- SI. A. O. V. W, The Loyal Ancient Order of UniU'rt Workmen mcctethu Second au<l P'oiirth Saturday evenings in each month, in tho Masonic Hall over the Brick Drug tore. JmiN Wiil./,Er., M. '" JAMKS PEIIUY, Uccorder. W. BROTHERLY LOVE LOEGTJ, A'o. 204, A. F. d; A. M. Regular nioelings on Tuesday evening on or before tho full of tho ninon. All brethren in good standing are cordially Invited lo attend. E. !•>. STUKS, W. M. WM. Morr, Seo'y. CHURCH DIRECTORY. CONOnKOA'l'ZOMAL --Ilvv. K. Ti. Jluitou, vsl. toi. FrcaoLlut) ovei7 Sunday at 10:3a A. M. a|iil7:IW J>M. fc'abbatli Bchool ln.tnciJlM«ly utter mrrnluu sorvloe. Y. V. H.£). K. in«*t»^ every Sunday evening at o :J3. rfrtynr lug Wodamday oveninga. > - MHTHODIS'I'.-TBOV. K, J. f^olwoqill, V**\otk I ro»«bltut Mi\i«c« every Huori^y at t (p^a A,K N, »n4 1:30 f> M' SaVbatb Bchfipl. lownirtl^ '• atoly oltor'moraine service,, UtofiWgSlt Loatiue «very Sunday eftulna nt t);00 ,o^U

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