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Thursday, June 2, 1892
dehol'ratic statk ticket.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For Concnssman fit large JOHN C BLACK
For C ocgressman at large.. ANDRKA J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VM H HlxRICHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORB
For Treasurer RUFUS N RAMSEY
For At toi ney General M T MALONKY
St. Louis Rkpubijc: Joe Fifer has
made more weak appointments and more
strong disappointments than any other
governor Illinois ever bad.
Anna Dickinson lost her suit agsins1
the republican national committee, the
decision being that the contract under
w hich she made speeches was illegal. In
view of this ruling "spell binders" will
doubtless demand pay in advance during
the coming campaign, and the fat fryers
will have to do double woik.
Fots trains of 10 Pullman cars each
will carry the Chicago Blaine club to
Minneapolis, where it will attempt to
stampede the convintion. The Cincin
nati Blaine club will go in one huge
train with the members all dressed in
black cutaway coats and vests, light
trousers and white hats and neckties;
and the inspiring new6 is telegraped to
Chicago that two dining cars will be at
tached to the train "stocked with 100
cases of champagne and everything else
the boys can want," to enable them to
"kindle a blaze of enthusiasm that will
fire the republican national convention."
The much heralded Syracuse conven
tion wasn't such a pretentious affair af
ter all. Of course it was a Cleveland
gathering throughout and every mention
of the ex-president's name was greeted
with tumultuous applause. But Mr.
Cleyeland's chance of nomination at
Chicago was greatly diminished by the
action of the convention. The one-man
worshippers were in the ascendancy and
they succeeded in having a contesting
delegation appointed, which will go to
Chicago and demand admission to the na
tional conventio-. Their claims to seats
are thinner than vapid air, and the regu
larly appointed delegates from New York
are not worrying to any considerable ex
lent. Wages and 1'utles.
The original contention, says The
World, of the protectionists, was that
since wages were higher in this country
than other countries it would be politic
to put duties on some kinds of manufac
tures in order that such manufactures
might be established in the United States,
notwithstanding the difference in the
wage rate. An average duty of 8 per
cent was considered sufficient for the pur
pose. It will be observed that duties were not
levied for the purpose of raising the wage
rate, but to raise the price of the manu
factured goods. The higher wage rate
had been established without the aid of
protection. The original protectionists
were honest in the avowal of their pur
pose. But tariffs are now levied, averaging 60
per cent, upon the articles on which du
ties are laid, under the pretense of main
taining higher wages than would other
wise be paid, while at the same time re
ducing the cost to the consumer of pro
As wages were higher in this country
than in other countries when there was
no protection, and as the price of labor
is always determined with reference to
supply and demand and the cost of living
in occupations where the laborer is his
own employer, it is manifest that the cry
of "protection to labor" is a fraud. There
can be no such thing.
"Protection" is what it was at the
start a means of giving the borne
manufacturer an advantage to be paid
for out of the pockets of his fellow
citizens. Under the plea that duties
are levied in the interest cf working
men, custom house exactions haye
been doubled and quadrupled, and tax
piled upon tax, until the system, no
longer bearable, ia breaking down of its
own weight, and its advocates are seek
ing to mask its atrocities by schemes
of petended reciprocity.
To Cleanse the System
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilions or when the blood is impure or
sluggish, to permanently cure habitual
constipation, to awaken the kidneys and
liyer to a healthy activity, without irritat
ing or weakening tbem, to dispel bead
aches, colds or fevers, use Byrup of Figs.
"Isn't she beautiful!" occasionally one
hears this expression, as a lady with a
strikingly lovely complexion passes along
the street. Certainly 1 she uses the fa
mous Blush of Roses, manufactured by
Hiss Flora A. Jones, South Bend. Ind.
Supplied by T. H. Thomas. Price 75
cents per bottle.
Nearly every one seeds a spring, med
icine. and Hoods Sareaparilla ' is un
doubtedly the best. ; Try it this season
TWO FAMOUS JEHUS.
SIERRA STAGE DRIVERS WHO HAD
Recollections of Alfred and Cherokee
BUI, the Noted Whlpa of the Yosetnite
Valley Alfred Had Many Friends
Among; Well Known People.
One of the bx st known of all Sierra whips
was Alfred, wiio for a numljer of years up
to the time of his death drove a stage daily
between Wawona and Yoseruite valley.
Alfred was a dark mulatto and a likely
fellow, and al' hough much petted never
got top heavy or spoiled. Prolwbly no
man, living or dead, baa ever driven so
many illustrious people. Grant, Garfield,
Hayes, Blaine, Schurz, Sherman, Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, and hundreds of
other senators und congressmen, governors
of many of the states; Bull Run Russell,
George Alfred Townsend, Charlie Xord
hoff, John Russell Young and scores of
other eminent journalists; Albert Bier
stadt, Thomas Moran, Tom Hill and other
famous artists; Mrs. Langtry, Lady Frank
lin, the Princess Louise and many hun
dreds of other rersons of consequence have
been taken into the great Yosemite by Al
fred. He never had an accident; always
made time, either way, to a minute; knew
every peak ami tree and rock .and canyon
and clearing an 1 hut and streamlet by the
wayside. He was of medium stature,
weighing ICS pounds; he drvssed neatly and
wore the whitest and handsomest gaunt
lets of any drirrr in the Sierra.
He seemed to be of a melancholy nature,
or like a man w'io had experienced some
disturbance of heart or peace of mind. He
seldom had much to say unless spoken to,
was temperate tr did not drink at all, and
only smoked the best of cigars. How many
people there are in the United States who
have presented Alfred with fine gloves,
gauntlets and ci iars can never be known.
He would drive the entire distance from
Wawona to Inspiration Point sometimes
without uttering: a word or relaxing a fea
ture. But if he had a jolly crowd behind
him he would watch his team carefully,
but listen radiantly to the jokes and stories
and conundrums and conversation of those
in his charge.
The last time I saw Alfred I was a Yose
mite commissioner, and went over the
mountains with him alone. He had on a
new pair of gam. t lets sent him by Senator
Morgan, of Alab ma, and used a fine whip
presented him by Mrs. Langtry. He said
to me that he hail never permitted but one
man to take the reins from him in his life,
and that was President Grant. "The gen
eral drove nearly all the way to Inspira
tion Point," said Alfred, "and lighted at
least four cigars He took in everything
along the road, and made all the turns as
perfectly as an old driver. I had a fine
crowd that day the general and Mrs.
Grant and Ulysf-es, Jr.; Mr. Young, w1k
has since been minister to China; and there
were Miss Jennie Flood, the only daughter
of the wealthy bonanza man: Miss Dora
Miller, the only daughter of Senator Mil
ler, who is now the wife of an officer in the
navy, and Miss Flora Sharon, one of the
daughters of Set ator Sharon, who after
ward married S:r Thomas Hesketh, of
England. Miss Sharon was the prettiest
girl I ever carried into the valley and Mrs.
langtry the most beautiful and most
agreeable woman. I received nice presents
from all the mem'iers of the Grant party.
The general bin self gave me a silver
mounted cigar cas ; containing eight cigars,
and the girls sent me gloves and candy."
Aug. 17, 1STS, I rode over one of the sum
mits of the Sierra from Quincy, Plumas
county, to Oreville, Butte county, upon
the seat with Cherokee Bill. This driver
was not an Indian, but a regular Buckeye
from the western reserve. But, all the
same, he was called Cherokee Bill. He
was a stout, clumsily put together crea
ture, with stub beard, and drove a four
horse mud wagon. He was rather more
morose looking and slovenly in his dress
than most Sierra drivers, being clad in
overalls and woolen shirt, but wearing
good gloves and th j regulation hat. I was
the only passenger except an old clergy
man, who occupied the middle seat on the
inside. We left Quincy at 6 in the morn
ing, with not a cl mdin the sky. At 10
the entire heavens were overcast, it began
to sprinkle and distant mutterings of
thunder could be hoard.
At 11 o'clock, wl en within a thousand
feet of the summit, we encountered the fall
violence of the storm. I had never seen
lightning, thunder and rain to excel it.
The rain descended, not in torrents, but in
shafts; the lightni igs flashed almost in
cessantly all around, and the thunders as
sumed one awful continuous roar, with
now and then a crash that resembled the
fall of a hundred or more noble taxodiums
of the forrest. I sa d to Bill, although 1
was already completely drenched, "I guess
I'll crawl inside." "Xo," he replied, "you
don't want to get in with that thing inside.
He refused to bur- my poor boy a few
months ago because he hadn't been bap
tized. I wish one of these pines would
strike him dead, lie's one of those old
duffers who believes, or pretends that he
believes, that lots of our babies come into
the world to be damned, and claims that
it is wicked to bury a fellow being if he
hasn't been baptizec. I'd like to run him
off into the canyon.''
We reached the t-ummit at 12 o'clock,
and here a sight presented itself such as
I had never seen before and have never
witnessed since. Tl e storm had spent it
self upon the summit, and had been swept
into the stupendous chasms surrounding,
with all of its celestial pyrotechnics and
deafening artillery; and from a sunny ele
vation 7,000 feet in the air we could behold
the jubilee of eletients below. I saw
Hooker's fight in and above the clouds on
Lookout mountain, at the commencement
of the Atlanta campaign, and I was re
minded of that memorable episode by the
sight before me, except that, with the ex
ception of the din of small arms, the roar
of heaven's artillery in the Sierra that
17th day of AngUBt was like that of 10,000
battles in the clouds
Bill reined np so that I could stand and
get a food view, at which the inside pas
senger stuck his head out of the window
and asked: "What is the matter, driver?
What are yon stopping here for?" Bill
was ferocious and rvplied, "I'm listening
to the salute the Almighty is firing over
my poor boy's grave. " The preacher said
no more, and I told I ill to drive on, which
he did, but quietly said to me: "Do you
think that preacher 'vould ask for nty cer
tificate of baptism if he had a chance to
bury me? Not much '." Chicago Tribune.
Five Monster Branches.
There is a tree al out forty miles from
Charleston which is thirty-one feet in cir
cumference near the ground and divides
into five enormous branches, each of which
would make a fine tree. The tips of the
branches nearly touch the ground at about
thirty yards from thi trunk. It is a livs
oak. Philadelphia Ledger.
A BROKEN HEARTED BUCK.
Death of a Deer from Crief Over the
Loss of a Barnyard Steer.
Four years ago Horace F. Albright, of
Knob Mountain, caught a male fawn in
the Compton woods and petted it until it
followed him to his home, more than two
miles distant. The little animal soon an
swered to the name of Dick, and in a few
weeks became very much attached to one
of Albright's calves. At first the calf was
Ehy of the fawn, but Dick chased it around
the pasture, cornered it up and licked it
on the head until it became fond of him, and
after that tbey were almost constantly to
gether. Dick did not pay the slightest attention
to the other calves on the place, and dur
ing the summer and fall Dick and the calf
fed and played together in the fields and
woods near by. When the cattle were
"yarded" in the winter Dick stuck close to
the calf and lay down in the straw with it,
and if any of the animals came near his
chosen companion while they were resting
under the shed Dick would bristle up and
drive them away. The calf grew to be a
steer, and Mr. Albright began to work him
with a mate. He was driven on the off
side, and Dick walked by him whenever
the team was at work. He licked the steer
on the head and neck and the steer did the
same thing to him.
If Dick happened to wander away in the
woods to browse while Mr. Albright was
lagging, the steer would low for him as a
cow does for her calf, and Dick would
come bounding and bleating through the
brush, and he and the steer would lick
each other as though they had been sep
arated all day. Dick never noticed the
other asteers in the least, and when Mr.
Albright began to stable the steers Dick
made such a fuss over being kept out of
the barn that Mr. Albright enlarged the
off one s stall so that Dick could lie with
his companion at night.
The atlection of the buck and steer was
never lessened in the slightest; in fact, it
became stronger right along, and Mr. Al
bright allowed them to be together the
year around. One day while Mr. Albright
was drawing a load of logs down the
mountain, the off steer lay down in the
road and began to groan and froth at the
mouth. Mr. Albright immediately un
yoked him and tried to get him to stand
up. Dick was walking by his side when
he lay down, and the moment the steer be
gan to groan and roll the buck got down
on his knees, licked the steer's face, bleat
ed mournfully and showed remarkable
sympathy for the suffering brute.
The steer grew worse, and in a few min
utes st retched out on his side and died.
The buck continued to moan and lick the
steer's head, and Mr. Albright left him
there, drove the other steer to the foot of
the bill and went off to get a man to help
him skin the dead animal. When he re
turned, Dick was still on his knees by the
steer's head. He was bleating piteously
and licking the face and neck of his lift-less
companion. Mr. Albright drove him away
several times, but he came back repeatedly
and seemed to be determined to stay by the
Then they started to skin the steer, and
when they had removed the hide from the
head and chopped the horns off, the buck,
bleating furiously, stamped his hoofs,
bounded back and forth and acted as
though he was crazed with grief.
The spot was half a mile from Mr. Al
bright's place, and every day Dick visited
it, refused to eat and became so thin and
weak that he could not walk. Mr. Al-
bright tried to force food down his throat,
but it was useless, and one morning ho
found poor Dick lying dead in the barn
yard. Scranton Cor. St. Louis Glole
Democrat. Ono for the Minister.
An old minister in the south side of Glas
gow, who was noted for his habit of dishing
up old sermons again and again, was one
day advertised to preach in a suburban
church at the anniversary service there.
An old woman, who in days gone by had
sat under his ministry, but who had" now
removed from his neighborhood, deter
mined to go in and hear him preach on this
particular occasion. After the close of the
service she waited on the clergyman, who
greeted her cordially nnd asked what she
thought of his discourse, "Eh, man," she
replied candidly, "it's a lang time sin' I
first heard ye preach that yin, sir, and I've
heard ye at it a guid wheen o' times sin'
"Ay, Janet," said the minister; "how of
ten do ye think ye've beard it, na?" "Oh,
aboot a dizzen o' times, sir," she replied.
"An' div ye mind it a'?" said the minister.
"Aweel, maybe no' it a', sir." "Weel, I see
I'll need to preach it to ye again, Janet,"
said the minister, and Janet felt that she
had been sold for once. The minister cer
tainly scored. Scottish American.
Silkworms That Die,
The silkworm story is a twice told tale.
Everybody knows how the green, wriggling
creature, fed fat on mulberry leaves, spins
himself a shining shroud, out of which he
will come with wings that is, if he comes
at all. For the most part he does not.
The cocoons meant for reeling are kiln
dried until the dormant life goes out en
tirely. The largest and fairest are saved
for seed. Out of them come the moths
that lay eggs for a new generation. Three
to six hundred is the usual number.
The eggs, called grain, are subject to a
fungus that does not destroy their vitality,
but makes worms hatched from them un
healthy. They toil not, neither do they
spin. Instead they die, weak and languid,
to the disgust of the growers and the de
pletion of their pockets. Chicago Tribnne.
The Galapagos Tortoises.
The Galapagos tortoises are the only sur
vivors of an ancient race of huge turtles
which lived so long ago as the early part
of the tertiary epoch. Specimens weigh
ing from 600 to 700 pounds have been cap
tured, and there is authentic record of one
individual taken which tipped the beam at
870 pounds. However, aearly all of the
very big ones have been caught and de
voured, and it will not be long before the
race is exterminated literally "eaten off
the face of the earth by gluttonous man."
It is reckoned that 10,000,000 of these
turtles have been taken from the islands
since their discovery. Boston Transcript.
Shelley Liked Plums.
The poet Shelley was walking one day
in London with a respectable solicitor
when Shelley suddenly vanished and soon
after as suddenly reappeared. He had
entered the shop of, a grocer and returned
with some plums, which he offered to the
attorney with great delight. The man f
fact was as much astonished at the offer as
Shelley was at his refusal. Youth's Com
panion. A Rare Trait.
Mamma I don't like that boy. Why do
you go with him?
Small Son Us boys always has to give
our chum a bite of anything nice we have,
an his mouth ain't any bigger'n a baby's.
Tor Over Fifty Tsars
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Byrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. If cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
A Much-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, of this city, was married
last January to her sixth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them died
exactly two years from their marriage
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
best physicians; as a last resort be began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
our reporter that they bad saved his life,
smilingly fraying that he guessed Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a'seventh
better half for some time to come. Ex
change. I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, Phar
1 bad catarrh of the head and throat for
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm, and
from the first application I was relieved.
The sense of smell, which had been lost,
wus restored after using one bottle. I
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected a
cure in my case, H. L. Myer, Waverly,
What the Hon. George O. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tsclee: "I sm using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and tbey are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend 1 Tor. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and his glasses
are simply unequalled in my experience.
G. U. VEST."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I tever
went to bed until 12:30, and my boy was
Born at 3 a. m. with scarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Your thankful friend,
Mrs. B. F. Walterhds.
Mation, O., Sept.. 1890.
hold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
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done. A specialty of furnishing al kinds
of Stoyes with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
is been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
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Star Block, Opposite Habpkr IIocse.
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Only S2.50 Per Cation
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And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1705 c'Hccnd Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor eind Builder.
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plane and specifications furnished on all classes of work : a'.so accnt r t (Tiller' Ps:et: a. it
Sliding Blinds, aomething new, stylish and desirable.
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ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brad; Street
Ail k'nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand
One block north of Central Park, the largest
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Builder,
Office and Shop Corner BeTenteenth 8k . . Plr Island,
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