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Atlantic Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 1, 1888, Atlantic, Iowa The Atlantic Telegraph volume August number the weekly Lafayette kd1tok and National Republican for Benjamin of for Levi of new the new railway Bridge at Nebraska i is the Glenwood opinion in new hands and new Type is a splendid the president was at sea the question is did he catch any fish Anderson has been rescued from the Nebraska but Grover Cleveland is still in the Only about three months now Sintil the election of Benjamin Harrison will be the Campaign has been peaceful so one Republican club in Mills county has Nineteen men in it who voted for Cleveland in this year they will vote for Louis Globe Democrat the prices of sugar Are still going the profits of the Trust in the next twelve months at present rates would pro Bably amount to nearly that is to the refined product has been advanced to about this extent beyond the increase in the Cost of the raw every one of the people of the country feels this forced the average intelligent person is of opinion that this powerful and arrogant Combine deserves no favors from the Mills and his democratic friends in How think whosoever remembers 1860 knows that Many even Wel Todo Farmers wore Home spun and lived in log to the next town on horseback or in a bolting Wagon to Trade cheap eggs and butter and Grain and meat for dear and drove their hogs or hauled their wheat Long distances and sold them at Low lived a life of incessant toil and had few today every Farmer who is at All Well to do has his his daughters their piano or the Doghouse is be coming a the homemade jeans Are supplanted by store and not Seldom there is no Farmer who would change the conditions of 1888 for those of jetting him to Slaughter Competition on the part of those who do not contribute the Money that makes and preserves the than there is in requiring the producers of All kinds in the United states to pay the taxes for the maintenance and improvement of the country j american rates of wages in the the railroads have brought out of for Railroad commissioner to fight Frank Campbell at it wont of Guthrie is in the South part of the 9th District looking up his chances for the Republican nomination for the fat contributor says it was three is that beat and it will be three is that will beat twit i tits and rothme a recent Issue of the Kan Eagle contained three and a half columns of sheriffs Sale los Angeles and Pasadena yet to hear the first paper to Call for the names of the voters of was the Nebraska City the second was the at lactic the Register and Many other other papers followed of Adams has secured a factional Union labor for it is a cold summer when Calkins does not run for some this makes his fourth year i in Smith and of the i Iowa railway should be nominated for their present and then a Blank should be left to see if the democrats nominate Peter and 1 if they every Republican in Iowa i should vote for Grover Cleveland and wife Are off on la vacation and will sail the Ocean i when a Republican president dared to take a didst the democratic papers howl but things Grover can do As he leases and the democratic papers say 1 right number of coloured men have held la convention at Indianapolis and have denounced the Republican party for ingratitude to the coloured we Are i prised to know that they did not further resolve that slavery was a bless my and decide to sue the Republican party for damages for setting them the Iowa member of the National Republican committee i in new York in charge of the com it tees he could have been Lirman had he been willing to accept i As it is he will remain in Taw York during the while family will be at Long the manner in which tha state Getster is assailing the railway com we should say the paper will be Able to do much toward electing Isbell and Smith after they shall be Ain ated for their present paper continues to damage the to very materially and its circular in this part of the state As a Cam paper will do the party no Good is an open secret that train master of this City has been in superintendent of a division of Rock islands new with at Colorado Springs Lawrence is a capable Man and 11 go still higher in the railway his social Are not Best but his railway qualities Are of the Cool Colorado air make him More then he will fill those who know him rare his Best the Tele wishes him Success in his new railway commissioner Smith was asked fourteen Hundred questions by the railway attorneys at Des Moines in their inquisitorial civil service examination As to his knowledge of rate several newspapers print a few of the questions and answers and try to make it appear by them that the commissioners know Little or nothing of the basis upon which fair rates should be Smith turned the tables by a few questions to rail Way managers at the interstate commission investigation at Dubuque in which it was developed that a reasonable rate was As much of a conundrum to the Man agers As to the commission or the Gen eral Public and was something no Fel Low could find the most expert freight agents can not Tell by what style of reasoning they reach a just rate of last win when asked by the writer whether the Cost of the Road and operating expenses had anything to do with the rates of the when asked How he and others knew what to he replied that they charged what the traffic would see reports of the Iowa Senate railway committees investigations made and published by the railways that bears none of these Bedford the following letter of Hook ers indicates something of Harrisons service to his and what kind of a Man he head quakers Northern depart the honorable Secretary of War i desire to Call the attention of the department to the claims of Benjamin of the 70th Indiana volunteers for promo Tion to the rank of brigadier general of Harrison first joined me in com Mand of a brigade of wards division in Lookout Valley preparatory to entering upon the Campaign of my attention was first attracted to this Young officer by the Superior excellence of his brigade in discipline and instruct the result of his skill and with More foresight than i have noticed in any officer of his exper he seemed to act upon the Princi ple that Success depended entirely upon the thorough preparation in discipline and spirit of his command for conflict More than any one influence that could be exerted in the Field itself and when the collision came his command vindicated his Wisdom As much As his in All the achievements of the 20th corps in that Harrison bore a conspicuous at Jessaca and peach tree Creek the conduct of himself and command was especially Distin Harrison is an officer of Superior abilities and of great professional and personal it gives me pleasure to commend him favourably to the honorable with the Assurance that his preferment will be a just recognition of his services and martial reply your obedient Joseph i major general i English London times it is calculated that to give effect to Cleveland duties to the amount of some 000 a about two fifth of the entire customs must be this operation May not establish free Trade in strictest sense of the but it will to a great extent make free As was to have been Why Are tin plates taxed 105 per there being no tin in this country and gets the following reply tin plates Are not taxed 105 per they Are not taxed at All imported tin plates Are subject to a duty of cent per tin is found in this and tin plates Are not made of a thousand people talk about tin plates where one understands what he is talk ing tin is admitted duty either As Grain and the things called tin plates Are Iron very thinly coated with most of such plates Are imported with intent to defraud the government that is to they Are not imported in Good Faith As tin but As Iron to avoid the higher duty on a Blunder of a former Secretary of the having resulted in Iron plates coated with other Metal being admitted at a lower rate of duty than when articles of pure tinware As has been unaffected by pure tin in All its forms being admitted duty it is the dishonest maker of bogus Iron veneered with who is asking that tin plates made of Iron shall be imported free while Iron is the 4tiu plate Ware is a fraud when used for the poor mans pail or a letter from a business Man of this City Calls attention to an important Point in regard to the interests of retail the writer complains that parties come Here with bankrupt goods of wretched Quality and injure the regular Trade by Selling them at a reduction Frota the prices of Good though at figures far beyond their actual he argued with reason that it is not fair to subject our Home business men who pay taxes to a ruinous Competition with such Mush room concerns and urges that the Council pass an ordinance requiring transient dealers to pay a heavy License during their he suggests that if the idea is favourably our regular business men unite in present ing the matter to the Moines and yet som of these merchants favor a policy that would make the whole Market of the United states a Slaughter Market and common dump ing ground forthe Over production of All the the condition most favourable to the general Prosperity of All the people is a condition of moderate and there is no More injustice in taxing the Des Moines Mer chant to keep up the government and improvements of the and then Subi phia informs they Are organizing for a determined they no right in believing that whatever May be said of preserving the essence of protective system and ignoring free the Tariff cannot be reduced to the strict proportions of a Revenue corresponding to the limited and Dimin Ishing necessities of that Federal government without admitting a great flood of foreign Dundee journal a great sensation has been created by president Cleve lands and if the policy which it indicates be carried out it will pro Duce almost As much effect in this coun try As in the Tariff Reform which the president recommends goes so at As the abolition or reduction of the duties on raw should Congress give effect to this proposal its immediate result would be an enormous stimulus to English Indus London Post we must regard the message of the president of the United states As being a distinct pronounce ment in favor of free we shall be much mistaken if the effect of this state communication will not be to strengthen considerably the cause of free traders in All parts of the it will be regarded As a step in the right direction by All who believe in the soundness of free Trade London his terse and telling message has struck a blow at american Protection such As never could have been struck by any free Trade As would have been greatly weakened by the operations of any free Trade he has fired a shot at the protectionists which will be All the More effective for his refusal to discuss the theoretic London saturday review it May be taken for granted that the president has not acted without previously consulting the leaders of the democratic party and securing their he and they have taken up again the old free Trade policy of South Carolina unconnected with what in the jargon of american politics was called a sectional a member of parliament to con Vert the United states is indeed a Tri the Cobden club will hence Forth set up a special shrine for the worship of president Cleveland and Send him All its publications Cobden founded free Trade Cleveland saved such is the Burden of the song All through England London Iron and steel trades Jour Nal the facts set Forth in the presi dents though by no Means Are now brought so prominently under the notice of the american con Gress and of american citizens that a violent stimulus must be Given to the party which advocates entire Freedom of the free whisky the new York Independent editorially comments on the democratic cry of free whisky against the Republic Ian the editorial is Good it is As follows the cry of free whisky has been raised in the democratic Camp against he paragraph in the Republican plat form concerning the internal they say the Republican party has declared for free and they appear to be very much concerned about this show of concern is very the democratic party is about the last party in the world to object to free it is the party which solidly poses All Temperance legislation in 1 the Northern anal is commit Ted against All sump uary Laws in its National if it now appears for the moment among the sons of sobriety it is Only for the purpose of afflicting the its character is undergone no not the the cry is simply a Campaign raised in the interests of the party and the party principle of free let no Temperance Man be deceived one moment by it or he will find him self tricked by the enemies of temper in the first place it is not True that the party has declared for free what the Republican party declares by its platform is this the Republican party would effect All needed reduction of the National Revenue by repealing the taxes upon which Are an annoyance and Burden to and the tax up on spirits used in the arts and for mechanical and by such revision of the Tariff Laws As will tend to Check imports of such articles As Are produced by our the production of which gives employment to our and release from import duties those articles of foreign production except luxuries the like of which can not be produced at this is not a declaration for free for the release used in the arts and for mechanical if such use of spirits is legitimate and what Temperance advocate would hold otherwise the proposal to Renloe the tax on them in no a prime against after making the foregoing declaration of policy with reference to the reduction of the which is to be a com it will be not alone by a modification of tie internal Revenue but by such a revision of the Tariff As will release articles of foreign luxuries the like of which cannot be produced at this sentence is added if there shall still remain a greater Revenue than if requisite for the wants of the we favor the entire repeal of the internal taxes rather than Ler of any part of our pro at the joint Behest of the its and the agents of foreign the Surre Yective Syi whirl Manu if there is any free Whisty in the platform it is in this and if there is free whisky in this it is Only there As an inference in a con the Plain open meaning of the words is this if the proposed re Moval of the taxes on tobacco and spirits used in the together with the release of duties on certain imports should not reduce sufficiently the sur plus in the Treasury and the alternative should be the surrender of any part of our protective or the entire abolition of the internal Revenue sys the latter should be sacrificed and the protective system retained in its upon this Point we entirely agree with the and so does every True however Radi Cal May be his Temperance it is vital to the interests which Are secured by Protection that the protective system should be it is not vital to the interests of Temperance that the internal Revenue should be pre As a matter of the women Christian Temperance the third and Many leading Tempe r Ance republicans Ellen Foster asked the platform committee to sweep away the internal Revenue system be Lieve this policy to be True Temperance we have disagreed with them for the reason that we believe the tax to be a Check on the How great a Check it is we not know whatever its restrictive it is manifestly not a permanent principle of Temperance but Only a temporary As such we want it to stand until it has served its purpose and is superseded by something or until it can no longer be retained without sacrificing a part of the protective As no Temperance advocate claims that National taxation is the Only True and or even that it is the Best method of promoting the it is absurd to make All this Hue and cry about the Republican party de Claring for free the platforms of the Republican party in More than thirty and the restrictive and it has Are standing proof of its policy respect ing free the democrats As a party care no More forthe internal Revenue system in realty than they do for in fact they Are opposed to the and hated it most cordially during the when it was a now that it is not a necessity they Only endure it because it gives them a Chance to attack the maintenance of the Tariff to them is a far greater of sense than free whisky would the Chicago a Republican was the first to sound the cry of free and it has been widely As though it led the charge in the inter ests of the real explanation is that the Tribune shares presi Dent Cleveland Tariff is was so Little interested in a Temperance Plank in the platform that it said not a single word in support of the plea of the anti Saloon republicans and did so far As we have been Green Bay lumber dealers in All kinds of Oak Cedar posts yellow Norway and White Pine floor Poplar and White Pine English american be hard soft prices the give us an Opportunity to figure on your estimates cheerfully Yards at Marne and Able to even mention the As a matter of that such a plea was made before the platform we Are free to say that the platform committee made a very great mistake in not reporting an anti Saloon and the convention made a mistake when it tried to Correct that of its com Mittee in not adopting a More definite expression in favor of Temperance but we Are unwilling to see any Earnest Temperance people misled by the false cry that the Republican party has declared for free it is a cry in the interests of a tinkered Tariff and not of if the Republican party really wanted free whisky it would reduce or abolish the duties on imported there is no Railroad building in and there can be none while the present policy of the legislature is the business of railroading in that state is subject to the arbitrary control of a body of men who dictate rates at their who have issued a schedule without regard to differences of Circum and one of whom is reported to have said that a freight rate which would not cover Cost of opera Ting on some be declared the present fight Between the roads and the commission is in to determine whether rates shall or shall not be just and reas but whether the Railroad prop erty within the state May be confiscated by legislative he would be a foolish Man who at the pres ent invest a Dollar in Railroad building in and the companies Are not slow to recognize the there will n that while the present relation Between the Legisla Ture and the railway commission 6n the one Side and the railroads on the other is no Railroad con the Progress of the agent which is indispensable to Prosperity is it remains to be seen whether the people will conclude that this is a profitable Exchange for a freight rate if insisted will drive some roads into and deprive the Community of a part of the facilities now the moral of it ought not to be lost on other Paul Iowa enacted last Winter almost tidally the same Law which Minnesota had enacted several years and in Minnesota almost exactly the same kind of a Law suit is pending As to the rates As in this exp Over nor one of the Minnesota rail Way was in Des Moines last Winter and personally advised the passage of the schedule of giving As a reason the fact that in Minnesota the railroads were fighting the if the present new Law in which is identical with Laws new and Many other has stopped railway building in Why has it not stopped it in the other states named the fact is that Railroad building is stopped everywhere this it never runs two seasons in the Tariff and the Randall in May still another Assumption is that any class of instance the agricultural class or the wage earner could continue indefinitely to sell their or their in our pres ent higher and at the same time buy the products of the service of others in the cheaper that this is not possible becomes Clear enough on the most casual if the Farmer ceases to buy the products of the he will certainly cease to sell to must sell his pro ducts in the Market where he buys what he consumes suppose last year we had manufactured a thousand Mil Lions Worth less than we did and had gone abroad for these expect ing to pay for them with agricultural products a thousand million More of agricultural products have been sold abroad at the Price such pro ducts brought Here we sold the wheat and Corn and meat products that Europe would take at the prices that who can Tell at what prices Europe would have taken five Hundred millions or one Hundred millions More of our agricultural products than she did take the Mere statement of the proposition is enough to disclose the error on which it is and show the importance of uniting manufactures with As Jefferson states put the manufacturer by the Side of the in both in our depend almost exclusively of our Home it is Folly if not a to attempt a change in these it would bring ruin and bankruptcy without the possibility of having any other result the greater the diversity of in any the greater the wealth producing Power of the and the More there is for labor and capital to the More Independent that country a relic of the Hec Ruting Days in old from the Newton among the papers of the late was found a Small poster which Calls vividly to mind the exciting times of when our Young men were being urged to enlist in defense of our country and the old the following is a copy Jasper county to our country needs More men to fight her her Call is let All who Are willing to shoulder and go Forth in the cause of our country and Liberty come Forward at once and join with me in raising a com Pany of Brave men who within a fortnight be on the March to enter our country dont wait to to the undersigned having been authorized to raised a company to be stationed at Leavenworth or Randall to now ready to receive the names of All who desire to Aid in crushing out this unholy the Roll May be found at tie store of in Newton Aad also with Wilson in Buena Vista town the response to the Call showed the patriotism of our Young men of that already Jasper county had sent two full companies to the b of the 15th Iowa and and i of the others stood ready to go when duty and in a Short time b of the 13th was organized and rendezvous at Camp Dav the first officers of the com Pany 1st 2nd the boys were not stationed at Leavenworth or but went immediately to the and participated in Many of the hardest Battles of the including and were with Sherman in his March to the at Shiloh lieutenant Duncan was killed Miller received a from which he died soon the history of the regiment is a proud the remnant of old b returned to their Homes in Jasper county in years after they responded to the above of the Field of every Battle in which Thoy bad been they had left comrades who had fallen As martyrs in the great the Bill was presented to Mathews by and is posted in the window of Zilsel London pall mall Gazette free traders would be Well adv id if they moderated the ecstacy of their jubilation Over president Cleveland every word which they aay in its favor will be used As a powerful argument against the adoption of Ite Glasgow Herald president clue land May say to and think what he chooses but he has precipitated the inevitable struggle be tween free Trade and Protection in the United and that is tantamount to saying that he is on the Side of free London Standard when the inevitable consequence of adherence to a protectionists Tariff was set Forth by a Man in Cleveland position in the language which he free Trade comes at once a living last when asked if cont of the the opera Ting had anything to do in fixing freight general freight agent of the and one of the brightest railroaders the answered by the questions propounded to commissioner seeks to show that the Iowa commissioners rate is because the com Mission ers did not consider the Cost of the their Gross earnings per fee Withrow seeks to have the com missioners do just what the railroads themselves have never

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