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   Postville Post (Newspaper) - February 29, 1884, Postville, Iowa                                THE DISTRICT  POST I'UULlsIlKU kveuy 1 ay ?QBTVHXB,   Al.LAMAK.liK  CO.,   IOWA. Fnblitthed by the DnmtioT I'ost Phintinu Oqjo'Aky. A. B. COOK, President. FRANK D. CLARK, Secretary. TRRMB--Ql.Gn ii juirj 75 oents for pti ;eonths; 40 ooate for throe months-atriolly (Sdranoo, Looal noiioea 10 per lino first ineertiou; 6 !&i oaoh sabeeqaent insertion of Rama notice THE  DISTJBIOT POST. Labor and Capital Allies-Not Enemies. VOL. 2. FOWTraiTALLAMXKEE; COUNTY, IOWA, FEBRUARY 29, 1884. NO 19. OUR PRINCIPLES. We advocate, and -will support w�\ dofend tlia righto of the many against privileges far tho few. Corporation!*, tho creation of tbt,( Slute, elial be oontrollod by tho State Lnbor and Capital-Allies, uot Enemies   Equal Rights to AIL AFTER THE SERMON. Our Qraoubaolr friends are continually .�jnyiii!; so inaoli about the enormous profits and spirit evinced by the gathering, and predict thnt another election will show that, the farmers aro abandoning the old parties, who have done live Association. Thin transaction indexes the ohar.ic.ler of ;.he heud center of the Register ring. T!hh name Clarkson   champions     everything realuedfrom mtioual banking that aome nothing tor  them  in the punt, and Hku,y lQ boooinB   popular,  for the honduat miudod people who know nothing that thoy will elect men who will about it lira led to believe these profits aro\ work lnceasingly' regardless o� poli- Riorbitant. tj0Bi for martBuros calculated to aid Why, bless you, Bro. Bnrdick, you. the farmer from the crashing weight /ire late.     The Greenbackera got! of hia unbearable burden." through with that question long ago, ~   - proved it and settled it.  Thnt old WJSLLKU'S   BILL ante diluvian granny, the Du'mquo - Titnos has misled you on the issues, i ,   .,      ,//.., r L, t        .      ,    .      ..  ,\ For the relief of the It is true that there is no business that1 yields as good pvotita  as national bunking,   We talked recently with a man of means, a lawyer, an owner of pity property, a practical farmer and professional money lender.  He said: Lndij Franklin Buy Expedition to the Artie Regions. the Tvimiu'it.io'i and eien'ion of good hereafter. At 3 o'clock p. rn. we left men lo office, and -pnra nn dange r- . for Dnrant where as usual we arrived our to liheitv .in I economy nil pro- |some �vo nomg 2ate cmaod this time fesniot.al   offi-i- Bet'lc.'vs,   To   do-! Wherbas, in consequence of a ser � ioa of unwise attempts to explore the ''it yields me tho best income of any . uninhabitable and unproductive reinvestment I hi ve made." Igions toward the  North Pole, tho A.i extensive owner of bank stock  liveB of a j       number of soldiers and a national bank director inform-od us in 1879 that the bank witli which he was connected had never paid less than 12 per c�nt dividends after paying all exponsos and setting aside reserves and tliar. w,is for the year just past; that ten years previous, when the bunk started.its yearly dividends were 25 per cent. That was for a decade of disaster when every farmer and most buuinnss men found themdolvea growing poorer and poorer every year. It was then more than now that "Greenbackera   proclaimed    against their extortionate profits.    Though ih-if still lot I ail b;ui'HH in, profits, and always will so long as Ihey are continued, the difference is not now so striking.    The most noticeable avils now appayout in the national banking system are the incompetency of the system to furnish currency adequate to the growing wants and business of the  country consequent up-ou the opening up of new  territory and tho growing wealth of the settled portions, and tho   advantage thus given to a class, a ring, a combiua-* tion to control the entire business of the nation for speculative purposes. The national banking system makes it possible for capitalists ami heavy dealers to conjoint) to boar the price -of any or all kinds of produce and then to oorner the same.   Without the aid of the national banks such operations would be greatly crippled in their powers for evil and the tap root of all monopolies cut off. It is stated that Snm. Randall took onr own "Calamity" Waller np between his fingers, figuratively Rpenking, a few days ayo, Jo'in-j the dlsou'eion of a question, and squeezed him so hard that it made Weller tho toughing Btook of the whole house. "Calamity," however, settled down behind his uhoek and didn't appear to mind the matter muoli. Perhaps Mr. Weller did not know that Snm. Randall was loaded when hs began fooling around him. "Calamity" should try to be too familiar with weapons of Sammy's oalibro.-Waukon Dotnoorat. Congressman Weller arose but once sinoe hia assault on Randal; and consequent ool-lapse. "I want to introduoe a bill," but wsb ilanoad with ones of "regular order." The Fourth Distriot is now without a member in congress.-McGregor News.. Paragraphs like the above pre found in abundanee in the sore-eyed poodle press of the Fourth District, but we have observed with satisfaction that the respeotable portion of the Republican, presa have got through harping on Mr. Wallers incapacity, and wo have also observed that the better clasB of Democratic papers are very commendatory of Mr. Weiler regarding his tilt with Randall. The fact is, none but big-1  ted idiots would put such stuff in print as the clippings with whioh we introduce this paragraph. Mr. Weller has acquitted himself honorably.  The amendment to' the rules which he proposed was just tho thing needed to head off and shut out corrupt legislation.    Like an honest clear headed and courageous farmer he unearthed the mischievous thing which Randall and his tricky pals had so nicely seorated to gull grangers with.   Of course Randall was as mad as any mountebank to have his boBS trick publioly exposed; of course with the brazen assurance of his class he oould simulate contempt and soorn, but withstanding, We! lot stripped him of his garments of of pretended superiority and stood him up before tho people a disrobed miscreant. All honor we say to Mr. Weller. If the majority of the members of oon - greas were as honest, ne clear-headed as fearless and as watchful of the in torest of their constituents as Mr Weller the "people of the United States would soon enter upon an era of prosperity and happiness superior to any they have yet experienced r.ud sailors of the Uuile.l States, and other persons, aro in immiu-sut peril; and Whereas the United States govern ment has at various times attempted, at. the expense of several millions of dollars, to rescue persons similarly imperiled, and sufh attempts have resulted in thosaerilice of a great number of lives, and imperiling a greater unmoor uf person th in were design ed to rescue; and Whebkas persons engaged in certain private pursuits are bettor fitted by training and habit to undertake such ^enterprises of rescuo than the soldiers and sailors of the United States army and navy may be: the-o fore. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represntatives of tbe United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and is, hereby aufch >riz ed to offer a reward of one hundred thousand dollars to the owner, mas ter, and crew of any vessel or ship that will, at any time during the yenj eighteen hundred and eighty-four rescue and restore to any port, in the United States Lieutenant A-. W. Greely and his party, composing what is known as tho Lady Franklin Bay expedition to the Arctic regions, or the survivors thereof at the tim<. of such rescuo. Sec. 2. That upon the rescue and restoration 6i said persons as provided in seotion one of this act, the troasur or of the United States shall pay tho sum of one hundred thousand dollar out of any money in the treasury not otherwiso appropriated, to tho owner, master, and crew so resouing, in such portions to each, respectively, a: shall have been agreed upon in state ment in writing tiled in the office of the secretary of the treasury previ ous to undertaking such retcue. Sec. 8. That all payments under the provisions of this act shall lx made in standard silver dollars, at the United States treasury depart-mont. sake of popularity, and betntys every u.iuHe ho dliainpioiiM t.i  gritii'y   hin aveiice.   I1h organize I tlie Pinners' Alliance lo head oft'the fiirniei-h and disrupt   a popular    movement;    he j championed   tho   Kannnrs'  Proleu live Association  and now lib. Is  its most   trusted   agent   tor  $500;  he emnsuiilnleil prohibition in the interests of the lixu Distillkuy, and now with singular futility the prohibitionists confide tho entire   inaii.igenu'nl of their  mmse lo   him;   lie iliolnlefi every movement ol the Ri-ptibliean parly and politically -isxasiiiiatui his uvery rival, while the   puny, like   a patient in slow  consumption,   teels its energies gradually   wasting and enuh  Bin-needing    year bringing  it nearer and nearer dissolution. Surely the pernio of Iowa, without distinction ol'party Or sri-t, should unite to shake off  the   Clarkson  iiieubiiN that is posoning every source   ol health anil progress in t''o economy of the S'.nte. uomp'o all poii ionl rings, maoiiuie C'Hiciidfttes. "ii I sjii'iual privilege to cor' or itioi �, and frown upon the 'effort h of al' Glasa;s of profession-] mijn in idinrging i'Xoroit-im, ut)renminbi-' fo'H l-i sbi ,, im.ifcii'iit, fin:i nOoil Of ilo- ii.e-.tio, wnieb can p >ssib y i.p.oro.t tiie real fanne a. I'lns Allitucu b to >Ol'k for inOtv fnVor-ihle agricultural Ipgi-la'. inn-nioi'.t t q .i able t ixa'i ii. ' qt'ii r'giih in it jins|.or-t.i ii, |o\\pr rate-; of i it'-res', '�!. a- er a-l'inni>ir ti"ti of 'he It �s, more ie>|..0U' I r 'he triii' wants i f l-i pl-. :.nd e< - r� t! o oil h !--|ce-en(, tion in te lutllaof legifilati n a--.d m Coogn^-i;. liow to orgui ize mi /Mil. no. Ah >o i liave � o i Ciifirter givt >g ih-tl-.me agreed : ...n and uIb  tiie names of .h six or morn Chart']-m-'iiilies >o in- ii>tior|iiiji'�d iuio toe 0 t rtcr. L  A. Muliioli.and, Sec.   of Sla u;  A dl t in.-e, Toieliti Kan. by a freight train being off the track near Winona. Wo were very favorably impressed with Durant and tho surroundings hero Had the best bod and table we have found sinoo leaving Iowa, and if you over visit this beautiful little town stop at tho West Houbo; you will will find every- t eeomo successful, as it probably �voiiliJ in a short tim�, the market for liquors would consequently be d'isLi'oyed in all 'he stales and the Ii i o Distill nay would have to go ml of business. If there is any good in a  government, it should bo manifest in  seasons of sudden and unexpected  ca Utilities.   It would soem to bo our of tho first and plainest  duties  of government to provide for tho vie tiras of 'tire, flood,  tornado,  earthquake, fumino, pestilence, otc; and ihis provision should be amplo  to supply every need and meet  every  'mergonoy that may possibly arise. For this purpose an Accident Utirear �diould be established, Stale and Nu ional, with ability to act and power i) use funds whenovor needed.    I -nay be very humane and ehrisiiat, like for cities and nations to bestow harities upon each other iu times if dire calamity, but such help is a! vaya behindhand, insufficient  am liaulo to bo misdirected and misap plied.   Far hotter that the funds ol government bo spent in maintaining an active and oflicient accident bn roaii capable of meeting tho demands of any casually at onco, ablo to cu into action, at an hour's notice force enough to stay  disaster  where oan be stayed  and  provide relief whore  relief is  needed,  than  in maintaining useless armies and navies and dress parade militia. What handsomer thing oan a Member ol Congress do, than present a bill for the establishment of such a bureau What more proper thing can   the pooplo do than to petition Congress for the adoption ofruoh a measure It is now expected that tho Sioux �i'survation in Dakota will be open d to iho homesteader and prc-omplor his upring. It is a largo and desirable tract. Who wouldn't bo an ndian. the A special   correspondent to Pioneer Prosa, Feb. 22, says: "The loaders of th� farmers move meat, at Moorhoarl, announce that hh*t l�ro pleased with, the attendance . C. F. Clarkson, editor of tho Dos Moines Register received 500 for printirg a libelous editorial concern iug -W. L. Carpenter, the Farm ers1 Protective Association barb wire manufacturer, of Dos Moines Yet the same Register has assumed tho most conspicuous plado as special ohampion oi the Farmers Proteo The Farmer's Alliance' The following are the aims, on o's ami purposes of the nbovo or 'initiation: First to enable the farmers  to .ettor, by united efforts, prntet: iieinselves ngiin.s'  hostile legisl i ion, re.isttlic  fur her eiicroin-h-iicnts of ilio gri-a' rdlroad combi nations, and cndeivor to nlace the railroailB under th'i control of Mie United Si a'es governrn-nt a� the nnst practicable way of ending the ducritnimuioii, and rings  within inns that are robbing the prodn ers ami shippers of ihe conn rv in he inii'i-ejts of a few men. Second to seoiire n more equitable assess incut of taxes rfii that, each property owner will be compelled to pay according to the projection that Ilia properly icq ires.   Third, t work for the elevation of uurieul tare by tue meiitnl. moral aud so-(ii�.l improvements ol its meinlier.i, which can be best effected by frequent meetings, free discussions, cultivating and dclveloping their best talent for business. By iristie.o-tion and trial adopt a more rations al system of tillage-one guided by tho exercise of more bruin, and thereby' command a return commensurate with the cnpral, brain a ml muscle employed in its production.   The Ailiahco will seek by plans and joint nrrangemmitB to obtiin higher prices for all the farmer's productions, and oheaper prices for all as onuanim-'e of others products.   To encourage and practice the cash system in buying and ii-lling, thereby' saving heavy ex Menses-luctired in losses, by agencies, officers and interest.   To op-, pone special and cIrbb legislation, and rebuke misguided h-gisation of tfie pant,  To endeavor to Booute Canton, Miss., Feb. 22.1884.-I am sorry I have not b en able to write yon often but there hus been so much to see aud hear, and wo have been constantly on the go, whenever the weather and roads would permit, and one cannot look, write and talk very well at tho same time.    After the convention at Jackson, Tenn., closod we went north and east to Nashville, then south  to Columbia and west to take in Mt. Pleasant, Snininerlown, Lawrencoburg otc,   but the roads were so bad that, we could not travel it all off the pikeH.   We had been on the go for seven days and in that lime only saw tho sun for a part of one  day.    When wo left homo it was snowing and so continued until we reached central Illinois, then it was mist and sleet. Soon after crossing the Ohio river it b.igan to rain in earnest, and how it poured soon af'er our arrival at Jackson.    The people told us that it nud rained everyday but one for eleven days, so you can judge of tho condition i he roads were in.   Sorno of the ardent, determined northerners started out to see tho country in west of town on foot, but soon returned-a lailo or two was sufficient for thorn.      est of Columbia flier" is tine farming country and lauds aro  high; there is also some fine farming country south and oast of Columbia and betwoeu Columbia and    Nashville.      Tributary     to Franklin   and  Thompson are line lands not held so high as about Columbia, After closing onr trip we will endeavor to get in one letter so as to be convenient for reference in regard to lands and other matters of interest to the northern people. Wo have met many prominent citizens of the south aud have a large number nf names and addresses in our note books. Wo have been received every where with cordial hospitality and have mixed freely with all classes getting passable information as (o lands, crops, church aud school privi legos, taxation, &c, all of which aro cheerfully furnished. At Nashville we saw much to interest and instruct us. From tho top of the state house the view is very fine, taking in a largo extent of country. The Columbia river, like all the southern rivers was out of its banltB, and it was said that about 300. buildings wero surrounded by water. Returning from Middle Tonnesee, when bn the platteau between the Cunber-land aud Tennossow rivers, a furious rain set in and continued until we reached MoKenzie. We then turned south west to Milan. For awhile the sun shone out bright and oloar. About 3 o'clock p. m. on tho 20th the wind began to blow from the Northwest and after a heavy shower of rain, it suddenly turned quite cold and we had quite a snow storm. From Milan we stinted south. Our first atop was at Holly Springs where we arrivod about four hours late; it is a nice town locatod, we are told, on tho highest land iu the state, between Cairo and New Orleans. It was our good fortune to meet Gen West, who,by the way,is not a Strang er in Iowa, having boon on llie stump in the causa of Greenbackism. He showed ns around tho city and over his magnificent garden and fruit orohard, green house Ac.j'Rnd we spent an enjoyable time in the General's studio and were sorry when the time came to leave for the dopot We met othei1 kind friends at Holly Springs vrhioh wo will refor to room you will tie well served.   In! company with two gentlomon whom we will mention hereafter we visited a fruit farm near town where thoy were putting   out various plants:. Cabbages, tomatoes and onions wore np, some two or three inches, fruit frees in blossom aud tho Dowers in the garden wore very inviting witli their    fragrance    aud    brilliance. Spent a few pleasant moments with the editor of tho Durant News and left the office only when tho train was at the depot.    Bidding adieu to kind friends we were soon under headway arriving    at Canton at,   sundown Took a rumble last, night and mot some pleasant, inte'ligent gentlemen, and aro under obligations to Mr. Kelly and N. J. Mosby, tho latter having a farm uoar town of about 1,500 acres.    Took quite a walk this morning about town, aud being tired wo pen you these few lines while friend Ballon is at the depot seeing how soon we will leave for JackBon, the capital of tho stute. J. E. CoilLETT. Men's gloves and mittens, Cardegan jackets,, Flannel shirts,Ladies* and Mens' underwear, ladies dolmans, cloaks and comforters, Ladies' and Misses hoods and wool hose and neckwear.  Also a job lot of Felling a Itedwood. It was we'd up on the side of a mountain, in tho midst of a magnificent, scenery. Tho tree was 25U feet high and twelve feet iu diameter. i climbed to the top and found tlu men arranging the bed on which the true was to fall. Tho boss stood uourtho trop,sightQii down the mountain side, and directed tho rolling uwtiy of a boulder, or the placing of a mass of large limbs, to savo the body of the tree faorn being broken. ''Supposo the tree Bhould take a notion to fall iu soma other direction." "Trees," replied the boss, "fall where they are told to fall. They have no kinks ol their own about it." "Do you moan to say that you can make that immense tree fall exactly into that saddle of limbs?" "Certainly, to the millionth part of a hair ' Tho bud on which tho tree was to fall being completed, tho boss went up above, on tho mountain nide,whero ho could sight tho tree and tho bed, and cried out; "Aro you ready t" ''Aye, nyo, sir." "Now, Michigan, five cuts near the bark.   Hold on, Michigan!" "Now, Missouri, chop till I tail you to stop.   Hold on, Missouri I" "Now, Ohio, with your long handle near the center.   There! hold Ohio!" "Now let Minnesota come in with hia long handle. gHold, Minnesota!'' For fifteen minutes this wont on, when the magnificent monster, which had stood there while ten generations of the ancestors had mouldered in their graves, began to bend. I stood where I could detect the (�-.lightest motion. After there had been a distinct movement, the boss cried out- "Michigan, sharp, close by you!" The monster wont down with an awful power., It struck precisely in the bed prepared fot- it. It was r long time before the tremendous crush died awny in tho strange mountain echoes.-Dio Lewis. Ail of the above goods and many others t . Sheehy, Proprietor. Moals furnished at all hours on short notice, and in first-class style. xl full line of-Groceries and Confectionery. The Finest stock of Tobacco and Cigars in tho market Don't forget thus. Fresh Beer, Wine and Cider.    Gome in and see me. Jouk S. Mutt. 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