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THE AKGUS MONDAY. MAY 9. 1892.
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Correspondence Mllci ed from every township
la Bock Island count.
Mokoat, Mat 9, 1892.
Fifkr will get that much-desired op
portunity to get down among the "com
mon people" after election day next fall.
Congressman Walter I. Bates has
been renominated by the democrat! of the
Second Iowa district across the river.
This insures his election for the third
Jack the-Rippeb is writing the history
of his crimes and the work will be com
pleted before he is harged. Let us hope
that the work will not inspire the Amer
ican small boy, who goes west to exter
minate the Indians, to start private grave
yards as the Ripper did, with women for
Ju.tice is swifter and surer in Austra
lia than in America. Within three days
Deeming was tried, found sane and
guilty, and sentenced to death, and in a
short time he will be executed. In the
United States so conspicuously infamous
a criminal would have escaped the hal
After all the talk of the necessity of
having a German on the state ticket, the
republican convention "turned down"
Henry Stassen, of Joliet, whose friends
were pushing him for auditor. He was
the only gentleman of that nationality
who sought a nomination, but the con
vention turned a deaf ear to his claims
for recognition . Probably, however, the
republicans realize that the German Lu
theran vote is irretrievably lea-, to them,
and it was of no use to make overtures in
Eeoeck Constitution-Democrat: The
Illinois republicans beg pardon for pas
sing the obnoxious school law ar.d prom
ise to repeal it if given another chance.
That repentance is the kind which ob
tains after a good drubbing and don't
count. When the balm is applied to the
wounds the pain will be forgotten. The
people of Illinois will not forget that it
was the intolerant and tyrannical spirit
of the republican party which gave them
that law and they want no death-bed re
pentance and promises. They will elect
Altgeld and a democratic legislature and
the objectionable law will be repealed.
The most amusing, and indeed the
only really amusing, plank in the plat
form adopted at Springfield last week is
Upon the important subject to educa
tion we declare:
a. That since the success of universal
suffrage and of popular government re
quires universal intelligence, therefore
ue iree common scnoois oi Illinois are
the chief bulwarks on the common
wealth and the safeguards of liberty,
b. That the education in elemen
tary branches of each child in the state
should be required by law.
c. That all parents and those stand
ing in the parental relations should be
left absolutely free to choose in what
schools and in what manner they will edu
cate their children.
d. That in no case should school offi
cers or civil authorities be given author
ity by law to interfere with private or
e. In pursuance of these principles we
pledge ourselves to repeal the present
compulsory school act, aud iu lieu thereof
to an act a law in harmony with the
views herein stated.
All the humor but none of the mean
ing of this fivefold declaration would be
lost, says the Chicago tot, if it had been
boiled qo wd into something like this:
Upon the important subject of educa
tion we declare:
a. That on a previous occasion we
joined with undemocratic friends in de
claring our belief in old fashioned com
b. That, like our democratic friends,
we find old-fasbined compulsory educa
tion to be calculated to alienate the "for
c. That our democratic friends, having
made the same discovery in advance of
us. have attempted to paca the compul
sory education hot potato on to us.
d. That we unanimously decline to
hold the hot potato and hereby drop it
with adnll thud,
e. That, to emphasize our abandon'
mentofthehot pots' o and further to
abase ourselves before the "foreign vote"
and stultify ourselves and proclaim our
selves as no leas cowardly and doueh-
faced than our democratic friends, we
hereby pledge ourselves to repeal the hot
potato law and enact instead a law in har
mony with the views above atated, to wit:
A law proclaiming that neither the moon
nor the constitution o. Illinois is made
of green cheese .
Great is humbug in the land of bum-
Norman Litchy, D s Moines, Iowa.
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I recommend tbem to sufferers with this
common though terrible complaint.
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A SOUND PLATFORM.
Resolutions Adopted by the Democratic
Convention at Springfield.
(m. behalf of the committee on resolu
tion Chairman Goodrich of that com
mi ;te presented the following nnanimous
report of the committee:
1 he Democracy of Illinois, in convention
assembled, reaffirms its devotion to demo
era 4c principles, and pledges itself to un
tiring effort for their supremacy. It be
lie ea that the powers delegated by the
pec pie should be strictly construed; that
the autonomy of the states and their rights
of local self-government and home rule
sho aid be zealously guarded as essential to
the preservation of our form of govern
ment; that no money should be taken from
the people under any pretext for other
tha i public purposes; that the strictest
economy should be exercised in all gorern
mei tal expenditures, whether local, state,
or national, and that the legislation should
be confined to the legitimate objects of
W e reccgnize that the tariff is a tax. and
that all taxation is a burden. Where it is
imp wed justly and fairly to meet the
necessary expenditures of an econom
ical and prudent administration of pub
lic tffaira, it will becheerfully borne
by the people. When levied up
on the suggestion of private greed
to promote monopoly and extortion, to
Dun l up tne fortunes oi a lew beneficiaries
and favored classes at the expense of the
general welfare, it is leavened with injus
tice .tua oppression, and a burden, is intol-
erab e to freedom and inconsistent with
ever;.- principle of sound government.
Th a Republican party has sought to fasten
an iniquitous and oppressive system of
taxation upon the American people. The
effec; of its legislation on this subject is
to fe' ter trau and commerce, those swift
agencies of civilization, and disorganize
and ilisarrange every element of industry,
to foster injurious combinations, and en
hance the prices of necessaries of life, and
to demoralize the public confidence.
We indorse to the fullest extent the
patri jtic administrat on of Grover Cleve
land, and declare without reservation our
full and complete approval of the views
contained in his message to congress on
the U.riff in 187.
We demand an immediate revision of
the U.riff, free raw material, a reduction
in the duties on the necessaries of life, and
such changes in the shipping and naviga
tion law as shall restore the American
mercliant marine and the supremacy of
the American flag on the high seas.
W e reiterate our allegiance to the his
toric policy of the democratic party, in
favor of honest money, the gold aud silver
coinage provided by the constitution of
the C sited States, and of a curreucy con
vertible into such coinage without loss to
the he lder, and we recommend an invita
tion by our government to the commercial
power i of the world for an international
conference for the purpose of fixing a ratio
between the values of gold and silver, so
that purity may be maintained between the
two metals, and all mints be thrown open
to rree coinage.
e denounce the reckless extravagance
of the biliion-dollar congress, controlled
by a Republican majority, and distin
guished only by the passage of the oppres
sive M .Kinley bill and the wicked waste of
the people's money.
Ve believe firmly that public officers
should be faithful servants of the people,
ami that in every instance of appointment
to office the test should be rather capacity
for eficlent public service than past or
prospective political activity.
We are proud of our common school
systeni and pledge ourselves to uphold and
improve it, for free institutions cannot ex
1st without universal education.
We c enounce the Republican party f orjen
acting a law which tends to bring the cause
of popular education into disrepute; a law
which takes from the parent the right to
educate his child according to the dictates
of his conscience; a law which creates a
state inquisition over schools toward which
the sUte contributes nothing;' a law which
gives tie absolute power to every school
board, no mutter how ignorant or spiteful
its actions, to harass and persecute a large
class of people who are among our best
citizen and who do their full duty, both
toward the state and their children, and
who, by their labor, their patriotism, and
intelligence have contributed very much
to our prosperity and greatness.
Such a law is further to be condemned
as an invasion of that religious liberty
guaranteed by the constitution, and in effect
amounts to an interference by the state
with tte church. This law is antagonistic
to demicratic institutions, and we demand
its unconditional repeal, and we pledge
our candidates for the legislature to vote
and wo-k to that end.
We fiivor the election of United States
senators by a direct vote of the people.
We denounce the creation of trusts
which, however disguised, have for their
end the stifling of competition and the con
trol of production and prices, with a view
of oppressing the people; and we demand
from otr legislature the passage of strin
gent laws to aid the judicial branch of the
state in stamping out such iniquitous de
vices of monopolists to defraud the people.
We bi:lieve that in a free country the
curtailment of the absolute rights of the
individt al should only be such as is essen
tial to the peace and good order of the
The li tnit between the proper subjects of
governmental control and those which can
be more fittingly left to the moral sense
and self-imposed restraint of the citizen
should le carefully kept in view. Thus,
laws ur necessarily interfering with the
habits a ad customs of any people which
are not c ff ensive to the moral sentiment of
the civil zed world, and which are consist
ent with good citizenship and public wel
fale, are unjust and vexatious.
The constitution of this state provides
"That it shall be unlawful for the commis
sioners cf any penitentiary or other re
formatory institutions in the state of Illi
nois to 1 t by contract to any perous or
corporation the labor of any convict con
fined within such institution." We de
nounce the present Republican state ad
min is tra .ion for its gross violation of this
provision of the constitution and for un
lawful methods to evade and nullify the
We favor the prohibition of child labor
with all its debasing consequences.
We favor the establishment of boards of
arbitration, that will adjudicate all con
troversief between capital and labor, so
that protracted strikes with their ruinous
consequences may be averted, and we be
lieve the ir.eat moral influence a just and
equitable ruling would have on questions
at issue v ould generally lead to a speedy
We deuand the protection of life and
property f American citizens at home as
well as abroad, regardless of race, color, or
We f avi r all laws that can be enacted
tinder the present constitution that will
prohibit t ie tsuck system, enforce weekly
payment c t wages in cash, and fair weights
VnCl measures wnervver uwu .u uaiuk
compensation. And if the present consti
tution will not admit of the enactment and
enforcement of such laws', then we favor an
amendment to the constitution uuder
which laws can be enacted.
We congratulate the Democracy of Illi
nois and the whole country upon the great
triumph achieved by the Democrats of Illi
nois in the electiou of that emml mn
patriot, soldier, and statesman, Gen. John
ai. .rainier, to ine senate or the United
States, and should it be expedient to come
to the ereat west for & ram1ilt.a f v.
presidency to lead the Democratic hosts to
victory, we commena mm to tne favorable
consideration of the national nmnnt!
convention and instruct our delegates to
mat convention to present his name and
use all honorable means to secure his nomi
nation. Resolved, That the delegates chosen by
this convention to the Democratic
convention are hereby instructed to cast
the vote of the state as a unit on all ques
tions and candidates in accordance with a
vote of a majority thereof.
Items of Interest.
Philadelphia has nearly 400 miles of
Glasgow shipowners propose to reduce
the wages of seamen.
A virulent epidemic of cholera is rag
ing in Benares. The mortality is very
Tasmania, the Irish horse, broke the
English jumping record, clearing an ob
struction six feet high.
It has been arranged for King Humbert
of Italy and the Austrian emperor to visit
Two thousand two hundred and ninety
five immigrants landed at Baltimore from
the steamship Karleruhe.
The newspapers of SK Petersburg an
nounce that the prohibition of the export
of grain will be maintained until Sept. 1.
The connection between the two sec
tions of the intermediate spans of the great
bridge at Memphis has been finally ac- j
Au electric trust to control the general j
electric business of the count .-y, has been
formed. Its capital is $50,000,000; head
quarters, XeT York.
Upward of 200 anarchists, or persons
suspected of being such, have been arrested
in the various raids throughout France
within the last few days.
The sealers who are shut out of Behring
sea by the modus Vivendi now propose to
sell their ships to Germans or other for
eigners whose governments have no modus
Vivendi with Uncle Sam.
Iowa railways have been beaten in a
suit brought by a grain firm for over
charges in freight rates. The decision
sustains the rates made by the board of
railway commissioners, whic'.i for some
time were refused by the railroad com
panies. The emigration of Russian Poles to the
United States is largely increasing, espe
cially in the governments of Loiusha
and Plotska. This exodus is owing to the
glowing accounts of the United States
received from men who recently emi
grated. A scheme is on foot in Canada to encour
age emigration from the states along the
line to Canadian territory. It has been so
successful that rift y-seven carloads of set
tlers aud their effects have left Minnesota
this spring, two parties have gone from
Michigan, and oue large party from .Maine.
Their destination was Manitoba.
A Man In the Uoote.
He was Jim among tho boys, Jecma to
his grandfather, Jimmy to his mother,
James to his father and "'bub'' to his
sisters. He thought if the time ever
came when he would be Mr., there could
be no greater happiness beyond.
His father overlooked him, his mother
coddled him, his sisters snublied him,
but there came a day when he had his
The day was like any other ordiuary
day to the rest of the world, but to our
James it was the dawning of a new era.
If anybody has said that before the
writer forgives them.
The family were seated at the break
fast table, when James plunged down
stairs, opened the door of the breaklast
room and threw this bomb in among
"There's a man in the boose!"
"Goodness gracious me!" gasped his
mother, running to hide in the china
"Where is he?" gasped the sisters,
crawling under the table.
"D-o-n-'t be g c c o el" chattered the
father. "W-h-o-'g a-f-r-a-i-d?" and he
seized the carving knife and rose to the
Meanwhile James had kept on to the
kitchen, where he continued shouting:
"There's a man in the house!""
"Lawd a massy, we'se be all killed
dead!" quavered the cook.
Then she rushed out and shouted "Po
licef and soon she had the patrol wagon
at the door.
"Where is the man?" inquired the
minion of the law when he had been in
formed that there was a man in the
"Here," cried James, as he winked at
his frightened family, "1 am twenty
one years old today, and if 1 ain't a man
I'd like to know who is?" Detroit Free
na.tcto.ea or the Right.
The Jews, like the Greeks and Romans,
says the Rev. Dr. William Smith in his
"Bible Dictionary," divided the night into
watches instead of hours, each watch rep
resenting the period for which sentinels
or pickets remained on duty. The proper
Jewish reckoning recognized only three
such watches, entitled the first or "begin
ning of the watches" (Lamentations ii, 1),
the middle watch (Judges vii, 19), and the
morning watch (Exodus xiv, a; I Samuel
xi, 11). These would last, respectively,
from sunset to 10 o'clock p. m., from 10
o'clock p. m. to 2 o'clock a. m. and from 2
o'clock a. m. to-sunrise. After the estab
lishment of the Roman supremacy the
number of the watches was increased to
four, which were descrilwd either accord
ing to their numerical order, as in the case
of the "fourth watch" (Matthew xiv, 25).
or by the terms "even," "midnight," "cock
crowing" and "morning" (Mark xiii, 85).
These terminated, respectively, at 9 o'clock
p. m., midnight, 3 o'clock a. m. and IS
o'clock a. m.
What lieeame ! the Kr.akc.
There waa oace a funny old snake.
Who Ihouuut If be aualloweti bis tail.
He conid travel aloa- like a hoop.
Over mountain an.l muailoir aud dale.
But ono day be opened Ui mouth
Just a little too wide by iiuiuk3.
And awolowcd Llmsclf tail and alii
So thai won t! --nd of that Brake.
Shoes and Oxfords
See our line of Oxfords at $1.00 and $1.50.
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Everybody has at times failed to do
heir duty toward themselves . Hun
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headache, nervousness, sleeplesness and
female troubles. Let tbem follow the
examp'e of Mrs. H. Herbechtcr, Stevens
Point. Wis,, who for fire years suffered
greatly from nervous prostration and
sleeplessness, tried physicians and differ
ent medicines without succees. But one
bottle of Dr. Miles' Nervine caused sound
sleep every night and she is feeling like a
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other remedies, declares that after three
weeks' use of the Nervine for headache,
nervous prostration, etc., she was en
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five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm.and
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The sense of smell, which had been lost.
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On May 9 to 14 inclusive, the C, R. I.
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rate of one fare for the round trip. Fi
nal limit 90 davs
F. H. Plcmmkb. Ticket Agent.
many women Buffer from Ezceaanre or
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of a baildina for a creamery at Bars tow will he
received by the building committee, all btda to
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