A lying, malicious attack (Ein verlogener, niederträchtiger Angriff)
Eiboeck’s dispute with John P. Irish over saloon licensing at the Anti-Monopoly party convention
In reaction to a letter John P. Irish had published in the German newspaper Dubuque National-Demokrat, attacking Joseph Eiboeck's rhetoric in a speech at the Anti-Monopolist state convention in July 1874 in favor of including a license plank in the party platform, Eiboeck publishes an affidavit in his own newspaper, accusing Irish of lying and political blackmailing.
State Historical Society of Iowa
Iowa City Historical Library Newspaper Collection Microfilm, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1874; Iowa; Des Moines; Polk County