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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Something About Judge Alt
geld, of Chicago.
HIS ABLE SPEECH AT SPRINGFIELD,
J Which He Accept the Nomination of
the Democratic Party for Governor of
IUInoI B.-lof History of Hli Career
from a Boy on the Farm to Bit Present
Judge Altgeld, the nominee of the
Democratic party of Illinois for gover
nor, in accepting the nomination of the
convention at Springfield, spoke as fol
lows: Gextlexen or the Convention I
would be more than human were I not
deeply moved by this expression of con
fidence on your part. I realize that you
are here to attend to serious business.
You have surveyed the field, the pecu
liar character of the situation, and you
are making such a disposition of your
forces as in your judgment will be best
calculated to redeem Illinois from Re
publican rule. Applause. Were it
otherwise, there are many grand Demo
crats in this state who must needs
have been selected before me. There
are men here who have been fighting
the battles of Democracy for a third of a
century and longer; men who have won
JOITS P. ALTGELH.
glory upon the field; men who have won
renown in the councils of the nation and
of the states; men eminent as jurists;
men distinguisued in the varied walks
f life whom we delight to honor. You
have not relegated them to the rear.
You have not overlooked them. You
will assign them all to duty, and you
will look to them with as much confi
dence, as much hope, as you ever have
Gentlemen, thirty years ago or nearly
BO, when standing upon the- battlefield
of Gettysburg, Lincoln said that the
question involved in that battle was
whether any government conceived in
liberty and dedicated to the principle
that all men are created equal can long
endure upon this earth. Applause.
une great question that will be involved
in the coming campaign, gentlemen,
will be whether democratic institution
can long endure among the children of
men, whether we shall have republican
institutions in fact, or whether, while
preserving the form of republicanism, we
shall have that worst of all govern
ments, an oligarchy, based upon corrup
tion and masquerading under the mantle
of holiness. Cheers. Whether we
shall see a rejietition of the 8ectacle of
having the chief magistracv of this
great nation literally bought with cor
ruption funds, and then to have the
beneficiary of that great crime attribut
ing it to the workings of divine provi
dence. Cheers and laughter.
Now, gentlemen, for thirty years the
party that is opposed to the Democratic
party has been in the control of this na
tion and of this state. They have shaped
all the legislation upon our statute books
during that time. Being the legitimate
descendant of the Federal party and
the Knownothing party, for thirty years
the Republican party has been carrying
out the principles of these old parties
and the people of America are today
reaping the harvest a harvest of trusts,
of monopolies, and of illegal combina
tions cheers; a harvest of taxation and
corruption, a harvest of farmers who
find the mortgages upon their farms
growing larger and larger, of mechanics
who find it harder to pay for their
homes, of laborers who find it harder to
get bread for their children. Ap
plause. Now, gentlemen, when we look to our
state we find the same principle has
been at work there; the aristocratic prin
ciple that the few have a right to govern
the many; the principle that "1 am
holier . than thou." We find, among
others, laws that interfere with the pri
vate affairs of individuals and the sacred
rights of men. We find' a law upon our
statute books which takes from the par
ent the right to educate his child accord
ing to the dictates of his conscience
cheers; a law which creates a state
lupervision over schools toward which
the state contributes nothing; a law
which placed it in the power of every
local school board, no matter how igno
rant and spiteful its action, to interfere
with and harass sonieof oar. letit citi
zens. Now, gentlemen, this law is in
harmony with the principles of the Re-
public an party,, and it is m connict wun
the principles of the Democratic party,
and therefore we believe it is wrong.
I hi ve heard it declared lately upon
seemingly good authority that the Re
publican party, which will assemble in
its cor vention here next week, will also
declars in favor of the repeal of that
law which they have fought so bitterly
to mi intain. Cheers and cries of
"That what's the matter." Now,
gentle Men, it will deceive nobody; it will
do the n no good. It will be understood
to be a mere vote-catching maneuver.
The pt ople have found out that the aris
tocratic principle has been circulating in
the blxxl of the Republican party so
long tl. at it will require more than one
somen et to shake the poison out of its
bones. Cheers and waving of handker
chiefs and flags; also three formal
cheers, which were loudly given.
Now, gentlemen, this is to be not a
mere scramble for office. If that were
all tha; were involved most of you, 1
am certain, would not be here cheers;
most o: you would feel that the game is
not worth the pursuit But it is a con
flict be: ween different principles; it is a
conflict between the rights of man on
the one hand and the force of grasping
monopoly on the other. Cheers. It
will bt a campaign on our part of edu
cation. It will devolve upon us to en
deavor, so far as we can, to bring the
people of this country back to true Dem
ocratic principles. Applause. It will
devolve upon us to point out the iniqui
ties of a war tariff, greater after thirty
years of peace than in the throes of war.
Cheers It will be our duty to point
out to tie workingman that instead of
being protected by this tariff he and his
childrer. are robbed. Cheers. It will
be our luty to point out to the farmer
thatinsiead of being benefited by this
tariff th-j markets of the earth are taken
from him and his prosj)erity is blighted.
Applame And, gentlemen, if we do
our duty there is no question about the
At the beginning of a celebrated
battle Lord Nelson ran up the inscrip
tion: "England expects every man to
do his duty." Gentlemen, today the
cause of popular government, the cause
of justice calls upon eve: y lover of hu
manity to do his duty, and we are going
to do ii, Cheers. Now, gentlemen,
you are 1 ired. You have been long at
work. 1 feel as if I could talk for a
long title cries of "Go on", but it
would e an injustice to you that I
should continue, because you have much
work yet tu do. Let me say that I ad
mire the business methods with which
you have conducted your convention.
Applause and a voice, "We did a good
stroke of business in nominating you."
Cheers and laughter. I like business
methods and the people of Illinois like
business methods, and that is the reason
why they like Clayton E. Crafts. Ap
plause. Now, gentlemen, I am not known to
your constituents as well as I ought to
be. Laughter. You will be asked
about your candidate and you will have
to make the best effort you can to tell
your people something about me.
Laughter. You can tell them that
your candidate for governor was reared
on a farn; and he was taught to work
from day ight till dark and then do the
chores. Laughter. Then he tried
soldiering a little while, but that he did
not bleed and did not die. Laughter.
You can lell them that he has been city
attorney i.nd state's attorney and judge
and so forth. Laughter. You can
tell them that he has spent his life in
the enfoicement of the laws. Ap
plause. But he does not believe that
because h- may have been a little more
successful than some of the men who
toiled with him therefore he should now
put his heel upon their necks. He be
lieves that the man who toils with his
hands to support his family and to edu
cate Iris children must have justice done
him; must have what the law gives him,
neither more nor less. Cheers and cries
of "Good, good.'"
And I will say to you, gentlemen, that
if I am elected to this great office for
which yon have nominated me, I will
fix my eye upon the star of duty and I
will steer straight there as near as I can,
and there v ill be a prompt and thorough
enforcement of the law, because I be
lieve that a state that hesitates in the en
forcement of the law soon becomes pu
sillanimous and unworthy the confi
dence of freemen. Cheers. Gentle
men, for yt ars the ring which has been
ruling the state of Illinois has len
creating boards and agencies and com
missions aim omces or every kind in
order to nit ke places for political hench
men. Most of these places are unneces
sary and sh 3uld be wiped out Cheers
and cries cf "Good, good." Great in
stitutions t ward which we contribute
our dollars have been made homes for
political mendicants and are not meet
ing the hii;h requirement for which
they were c-eated. They need an over
hauling, and I tell you that after next
Novemler they are going to eet it
JUDGE ALTGELD'S HISTORY.
a Soldier, Lawyer and
Judge Alt.reld was born in Germany
in 1847, but was reared ou a farm in
When 16 years of age he entered the
Union army and carried a musket for
B.ix months n the campaign around
Richmond. Afterward He taught scnooi
in Ohio. In the spring of 1869, when 81
years old, he started to seek his fortune
in the growing west. Traveling across
southern Illinois on foot with a limited
amount of loose change, but with the
same quiet, invincible spirit of determi
nation to get there that has distinguished
him ever since, and landed him well up
on the ladder of fortune, he arrived at
the Mississippi river, opposite St. Louis,
with undiminished energy and 15 cents
in his pocket. After paying out 10
cents of this to the ferry for carrying
over himself and a companion who
hadn't even that amount of capital to
draw on, he spent the other 5 cents for
a sheet of paper, an envelope and a
6tamp to let his family know of his safe
arrival, and then, pennliness but deter
mined, he tightened his belt as a substi
tute for a square meal, and started on
his career. After working for a while
in St. Louis he found that respectable
but sleepy old town too slow, and went
to southern Kansas, which was having
a boom. Here he was taken sick and in
that new country was reduced to severe
straits. Again native grit pulled him
through, he walking 100 miles in his
bare feet across the open prairie in
order to get north. He then settled in
northwestern Missouri, where he taught
school and studied law.
In 1878 he was admitted to the bar.
His ability and tireless perseverance had
already become so well known that he
was immediately appointed city attor
ny of Savannah . Subsequently elected
rate's attorney of Andrews county, he
con became known as one of the fore
most lawyers of that part of the state,
noted as it was for its jurists and
Feeling the need of a larger field, he
resigned in 1875 and came to Chicago,
where knew nobody, but where push
and a capacity for work were sufficient
introd .ction. He soon built up a large
practice, his connection with the Storey
will case bringing him into prominence.
Inevitably drifting into politics, for
which he seems to have a natural bent,
he was nominated in 1884 to congress
from the Fourth district, comprising the
north t-ide and several country districts.
He made a hard fight and a thorough
canvass, having something of the same
talent for organizing that made Tilden
so successful, his aggressive campaign
attracting attention all over the state.
He was defeated, but increased the
Democratic vote by several thousand.
In 1886 he was nominated for a superior
court judgeship, was indorsed by the
Knights of Labor, and after a hot fight
elected by 15,000, the Knights of Labor
giving him 26.0(0 votes. As a judge he
discharged his duties ably and fear
lessly, dealing out even-handed justice,
and besides being a hard worker on the
bench, found time to build a number
of down town mercantile blocks.
His action in refusing to accept
passes from railroads whose cases were
likely to come liefore him for trial on
the ground that it was contrary to
public policy attracted considerable at
tention at the time and is expected to
bring him Alliance votes. Judge Alt
geld has also found time somewhere
for literary work, and in addition to
various papers on questions of the day
has published two works on "Our
Penal Machinery and Its Victims" and
'Live Questions." He is a firm believer
in the individualist theory and in the
dignity and manhood of the individual,
and thinks that about all the advance
made in art, science, industry or gov
ernment is the result of individual
effort, which has forced progress, while
the government and officialism have
opposed it until pressure from the jieople
has caused a move forward. Last spring
Judge Altgeld resigned to attend to his
private business, which urgently de
demanded his attention, especially the
magnificent new Unity block, on Dear
born street, of which he is the builder.
AltRel.l'n Hold on the Maun.
"That the Democrats intend making
a strong fight is evident," said a leading
and enthusiastic Democrat who stands
high in the:r council. "Judge Altgeld
has a great hold on the masses of the
people and a record, not only as an
honest man, but as a champion of
their rights, that cannot be attacked.
Illinois has never seen his equal as an
organizer. Every school district in the
state will be canvassed with a thorough
ness only equalled by Tilden's canvass
of New York. General Palmer's cam
paign was one of education, and now
with Altgeld and the organization we
have we shall surely carry the state."
Gratitude is not a common virtue, but
it Bometimes induces the making of hand
some bequests. An old latiy left fcW.OOO
to a gentleman, for no other reason than
because he once held her pew door open.
Charles Keade, James Payn, Tupper, and
several other writers have been handsome
ly remembered in the wills of admiring
readers. Very thoughtful was the man
who left a large sum of money to his
nephew, ou condition that he would get
married in six months, and not be a miser
able old bachelor, like his uncle.
The question is sometimes asked whether
women are or are not meaner than men.
Some say that they are less generous in
giving "tips" to servants and others. If
this be the case (which is doubtful), per
haps the reason is because the money they
have generally belougs to some one else,
and they are too conscientious in the man
agement of it to le generous at another's
expense. Men appear to be more generous
because they have generally more money
to spebd, and certainly few women would
have recompensed a service as shabbily as
a man did in the following instance. Hav
ing been rescued from drowning by a sailor,
he presented the latter with the magnifi
cent reward of one shilling. As the man
was known to be rich, indignant murmurs
arose from the crowd who had witnessed
the rescue. Among them was the poet
Burns, who said, "My friends, the gentle
man must know his own value better than
A poor woman, on seeing the sea for the
first time, exclaimed, "It is grand to nee
something of which there is enough for
It is said that a factory in :aicnigau u
now making underclothing from a wood
fiber which is said to equal in every re
spect that made from wool.
"WHAT AN ASS AM It
The ass thought himself as fine look-
ins; as his neighbor, the horse, until he,
one day, saw himself In the looking-
glass, when he said "What an ass am 11"
Are there not scores of people who
cannot see themselves as others see
them? They have bad blood, pim
ples, blotches, eruptions, and other kin
dred disfigurements. All these annoy
ing things could be entirely eradicated.
and the skin restored to "lily white
ness," if that world-famed remedy, Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
were given a fair triaL
It cures all humors, from the ordi
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'I know what it is to enffer from chronic catarrh,
for tbai was the disease I suffered from for the
part six years," said Robert McGunpsey. who is a
msrn niti in id: employ or toe Molina wavon Co.
"M trouble began with a cild which I neg
lected. This was followed by cold after cold until
I never wi. without one, 1 had severe headache
and pain across mv eves. Mr nose and head
vo-ld stop np with a yel ow, stringy mncons.
voicn woum crop into me DacK 01 my tnroat,
canning me great distress la n.y sto-nacb. I had
roaring or bnzzmg noises in mv ears md mv hear
ing wis impaired. I did not s eep tnd wunld arise
iu in - morumg urea ana nnrerresbed
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'I have been under treatment for ca'arrh for a
li tie over one month, and all these distressing
symptoms have disappear t. and I can heartily
recommend all similarly afflictel to take a course
.f 'reatmcnt. I am perfectly tatisfled with the
results in my cae."
SCOTT MEDICAL, INSTITUTE.
It should take from two to three months to cure
a bad cae of catirrh, although many cases have
betn entirely cured ia one month. Now is the
moM favorable time of the y ar for the treatment
of cita;rh. Pa'ients troubled with catarrh tak'ng
treatment under the a-ove conditions who are not
enred in that length of time will b triattd
TBiKEima free u ii til they ars enred
$5.00 A MONTH.
All patients placing tbemfelves under treatment
before May 1st, will be treated until enred at (5
a month. This includes consultation, examina
t'on, treatment and medicines for all patient and
for all diseases. Positively no more will be
charged under any circumstances during the re
mainder of thW month. This $ card will only
apply to cases applyltg for treatment during this
SrEC ALTirs-Ca'arhr. Eye. Ear, Nose, Throat,
Lungs and all forms of Chronic Difeat es.no mat
ter how long standing. No case taken where there
is any doubt cf a complete cure.
Soec al a'tention given to diseases of women
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Office Hours- 9 to 11 a. m ., 2 to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p.
m . Rooms S and 6 Ryan block, over Boston store,
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Sunday ever ing.
GstMe of John G. Mueller, Deceased.
Toe undersigned bavins- bsen ap oointe admin
istratrix of tne estate of John G Mueller, late of
the coun y of Rock Ialand, state of Illinois, de
feased, hereby gii es notice that she will appear be
fore the county court of Rode lslanl county, at
the office of the clerk of said court, in the city of
bock Islan.1, at the June term, on the first
Monday In June next, at which time
all persons having clains against said estate are
no lfied and requested 'o attend, for the purpose
of ha ng the same adjusted.
AJl persons Indebted to said esta'e are reques
ted to make immediate payment to the under
aated his 12th day of April, A. f. 1892.
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