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Friday. July 8. 1SS2
DKnOCRaTIC ATIOAL TK HKT.
Jfor Vice President
...ADLA1 K. STE ENSt N
For Governor JOHN p ALTGELD
For loner ssman at large JOHN t' BLACK
ForCongre-nninut large.. ANDREA J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Gow mot JUSBPB B U1I.L
For Secretary of State M 11 BINRICBSBM
For Auditor DAVID SORB
ForTrea-iirer RUFTJS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MAl.ONKY
For Elector, 11th Blst J. II. HAULS?
The Kriti-h Kleetiim.
Henry M. Stanley's defeat in North
Lamr,eih surpritea no one. The wonder
is, as the Chicaco Post says, after all the
hostile demonstrations by the Lambeth
mob. that Mr. Stanley ran so well. Of
4.91S votes he receivtd 2 394 This is
only 3(10 less than the conservative can
didate received in North Limbeth at the
last general election, in
The defeat of Mr. Stanley is a liberal
gait and not by any means the only one
of the campaign. But it is alretdv ap
parent that the extravagant c'aims
made a week aeo in bthalf of Mr.
Gladstone are not to be rea!'z-;d.
There is no landslide. The liberal
leaders are still claiming a majority in
the next house, but ihe more moderate
of them make out the majority to be a
very tmall one or yield it altogether. It
is by no means certain that the grand old
man will achieve the crowtint; perform
ance of his career and be returned to
power tbiB year.
Since, however, Mr. Gladstone has re
ceived unofficial assurance that he has
many more years to live, he need not
despair. After Salisbury shall have gone
the way of ordinary men the sage of
Hawarden may be found in some several
future campaigns, givine battle to sons
and grandsons of the pretent generation
of conseivaiive leaders.
CAN'T GO HARRISON.
Thi f'oMltion of Mrjor Wilton, the
Prosecutor of Ilie n hlky Kins.
Major Bluford Wilson, of Springfield,
111., is second to no other lawyer in the
state in point of ability, or to any repub
lican in prominence as an influential poli
tician and party leader. Distinguished
as a br&ve soldier in tbe war of the re bellion,
crowned with laurels won in many
a bloody scrimmage, and afterwards hon
ored by Gen . Grant with the appoirtm nt
to the high ofli-e of solicitor of the U. S.
treasury, a position whicn he held with
distinguished ability for eight years, yet
this man, who avers that in all his life be
never voted any other than the republican
ticket, returns from Minneapolis so filled
with disgust that he is ready to swear "by
all that is black and blue" he can never
vote for tbe re-election of President Har
rison. In a commuuication of some
three columns in the Chicago Herald he
gives "Little Ben" perhaps the severest
acorini; he ever received and one thit in
telling points, clothed in terms of wither
ing scorn, will hardly be exceeded by any
of the plentiful pbillippics no doubt in
preparation for utterance during the pend
ing campaign .
What particularly fills Maj Wilson
with invincible disgust is the phenomenal
meanness of Harrison, particularly as
shown in his treatment of Judge Gres
ham and Secretary Blaine. "From Wash
ington, the greatest, tlown to himself, the
last and least, he is the only president
who is mean enough to carry the re
venges of private life into the presidens
tial office " Became President Arthur
once calied Qresham e ver his head to be
postmtster general and secretary of the
treasury , and the people of Illinois once
had the presumption to prefer Gresham
to him for the presidency, he could
never forget or forgive him. When
asked by so true and seryiceabie a per
sonal friend as Chauncey M. Depew to
give Gresbam a vacant seat on the
supreme bench, Depew himself reports
that Harrison answered: ' I am a mem
bar of tbe Presbyterian church, but I'll
be d if I'll ever appoint Wat Gres-
nam associate justice of the supreme
But his treatment of Ore-ham is triv al
ly itself compared to his meanness
towards Blaine. Having reluctantly
yielded to him the state department, he
from the first day watched the great sec
retary in his grand progress from triumph
to triumph over the trained diplomats of
the world with a consuming jealousy, of
ten interposing, as in tbe Chilian and
Behring sea controversy, only to endan
ger the peace of the country; and having
vainly tried to hog from Blaine the
credit of reciprocity, and by constant
nagging and dogging haying induced him
four months ago to assign over to Harri
son the presidential nomination and give
him free course in the country to secure
it, he still dogs him with distrust and
suspicion, until Blaine, "his patience at
last exhausted, forebearance no longer a
virtue, and bis great soul wrung with a
sense of humiliation and wrong, indig
nantly flings into the face of his soulless
chief a commission which he could no
longer hold except at the price of his self
All in all, Major Wilson concludes,
"taking into consideration alone Harri
son's attitude towards Gresham and
Blaine, I can draw but one conclusion
and that is that Ben Harrison is the cold
est and least magnanimous, if not the
very meanest man that ever sat in the
presidential cheir. Too mean and too
little, notwithstanding his conceded abil
ity, ever to be a second time elected
president of the United States."
Sidewalk brick at T H. Ellis'.
WAGES IN IRON MILLS
k WHOLESALE CUT TO BE MADE
IN SPITE OF THE TARIFF.
McKInley's Prohibitory Iuty, Mntle by
the Mnnufurturei- Themselves to "Raise
the Poor Man'.-, W iges," Has an Entirely
Our high tariff f lends are beginning
to admit that a t-rious reduction of
wages u "wholesale cat," the Philadel
phia Press says .s soon to be made in
the iron and strel nills, but their com
ments are discorda it. For example, the
Pittsburg Dispatch is moved by the im
pending reduction it Mr. Carnegie's fac
tories to say:
"If the iron m: nnfacturers wish to
strike every tariff advocate dumb and
paralyze the entire campaign for protec
tion, they could no do so more effectu
ally than by confronting them during
the campaign with the spectacle of mills
landing idle through the forcible at
tempt to reduce wi ljcs 20 per cent, in a
protected industry. '
The Philadelphia Press complains that
it has lieen forgotfa n by certain persons
"that the MrjCinley tariff reduced the
duties on all forms of iron manufacture
in which a reduc ion of wages is now
taking place or has taken place." The
Boston Journal mikes the same asser
tion. But neither of these papers has
said that the redi ction of wages has
been caused by the slight reduction of
duties in parts of the iron and steel
schedule. They ki ow very well that in
nearly every instance the duties which
were slightly reduc ei by the MeKinley
act had been pre tioally prohibitory,
and that the corresponding duties as
they stand now hi ve substantially the
same effect. The old duty on steel or
iren lioams, for example, was 28 per
ton. With the assistance of that very
high duty the manufacturers in this
country, who had been in combination
for years, exacted from consumers a ring
price of $69.44 per ton. The duty was
reduced from to $20.,0. Owing to
the dissolution of the trust combination
the price of steel or iron beams has fallen
from $88.44 to $42.: S. The reduction of
duty was $T.S4 jer ton; the reduction of
price, caused by tl e dissolution of an
unlawful and gret dy t ibination and
the restoration of competition, is $2G.8S
per ton. The dntj is still prohibitory.
The manufacturers do not suffer by rea
son ef import atioi s, for the duty is too
high to permit im ortations to be made
so Ions as the price at home is deter
mined by that competition which the
manufacturers strangled for sixteen
Our high tariff friends should not for
get what their own leaders have said
about these duties in the present iron
and steel schedule. After the enactment
of the new tariff thl foil, iwing comments
were published in The Bulletin of the
Am rican Iron and Steel association,
which is the official organ of the manu
facturers who have since reduced the
wages ef their workmen and are now
preparing to make farther and greater
"Take it all in all, the new metal
schedule is a good one, and our iron and
steel manufacturer; will never see a let
ter one. It has been secured with much
effort and no little anxiety. It is the
best that was attainable. We are satis
fied." While Mr. MeKinley and his associates
were making this schedule Mr. Henry
W. Oliver, of Pittsb lrg.was in Washing
ton as a representative of the iron and
steel manufacturer.- and as an adviser of
the majority of the MeKinley ways and
means committee. Alter the passage of
the bill he returned to Pittsburg, and
there made a report in which he declared
that the rates of duty in the new sched
ule "were those pn posed by the manu
facturers themselvi s." As Speaker Bead
said after the elect) m of 1S!M, the manu
facturers of iron an steel had obtained in
the new tariff "juM what they wanted."
The speaker was complaining then that
the manufacturers had shown ingrati
tude in not contributing for the cam
paign in 1MSX) so liberally as they had
contributed in 1889. As Mr. Reed also
declared in lsK) thf.t the "object of the
MeKinley tariff" was "to raise the poor
man's watres," the manufacturers in
Pittsburg and in th Mahoning and She
nango valleys shonl 1 now employ him to
explain to their woi amen why it has be
come necessary or expedient to make
what the Philadelphia Press calls "a
wholesale cut" varying "from 15 to 50
We notice that 01 r high tariff friends
no longer rely upon Mr. J. W. Jones, of
Hutchinson, Kan., i a assistance in their
treatment of this subject. Heretofore,
when we have vent rred to point out re
elnctions of waives n the iron and steel
factories the Boston Journal, the Indi
anapolis Journal, the Tariff league's
Bulletin and other advocates of McKin
leyiam have turned with confidence to
Mr. J. W. Jones, of Hutchinson, and
have published, with much apparent
satisfaction, his authoritative assertion
that no such reductions had been made.
Has Mr. J. W. Jones ceased to be an
authority more tr tstworthy than the
reports of the Af-sociated Press, the
trade journals and the testimony of the
manufacturers the:nselves? New York
In Favor ol Free Wool.
The Boston Jounal said recently that
those manufacturer: who have not signed
the remonstrance ol the National Asso
ciation of Wool Manufacturers "are too
few and inconspicuous to require atten
tion." The remonstrance is against free
wool. The Anierit an Wool Reporter,
itself a strong supporter of protection,
takes the Boston Journal to task and
says that in Massachusetts only 109
woolen manufactu ere signed the re
monstrance, while 2 K refused to sign it.
It also says that "many of these are
very important manufacturers." and that
"an analysis of New Hampshire, Con
necticut. Rhode Isle :id and other states
would show similar results."
CHARACTER IN HAIR.
tfoman May Dissemble with Eyes, Nose
and l.i'-. but with lliiir. Never.
Said a hotel man: "I start out in my
reading of a woman by her hair with the
quite generally known and accepted prin
ciple that the finer the hair the jrcntler the
birth, or the better, higher grade the fam
ily stock from which she came, anil hav
ing thus determined whether she is of
gentle or rude birth, I rely upon the
amount of care which her hair shows to
have had in order to obtain the key to
her mode of life. A brilliant, glossy ef
fect, even in connection with the finest
feminine hair, is the result only of long
anil most cart ful attention, while in tin
case of coarse hair, Indicating, to a less or
greater extent, rude birth, a high degree
of glossiness is utterly impossible.
"And now I will give yon a principle or
rule that you will pn bahiy laugh at, but
It stands for a met nevertheless ; it is that
the closer the ends of the hair cli Dir. t O-
gether when unaffected by an artificial
force, the more intellectuality does the
owner possess. Win n the ends, anil parti
cularly the body, of the hair show a ten
dency to curl.it is an infallible sign that
the owner has inherent grace and poetic
ease of body. The straighter and less
yielding t hough not necessarily harsh
the hair, the firmer and more positive is
the woman's nature.
"Treachery ami jealousy bide beneath
htsterless or dead black hair nine cases
out of ten. Feminine hair that may ap
pear of thi) finest texture and be glossy
almost to brilliancy when viewed at a
little distance, but that on close examina
tion is found to have a broken or split ap
pearance something quite common in
ladies' hair may In- depended on to a cer
tainty as indicating a badly unbalanced
character, n. woman with an excess of espe
cially queer not ions, and one who, while
she may be nice enough to bow to on
the street, should be avoided as ail intimate
friend. The lighter colored the hair the
more sensitive and 'touchy' the owner, ex
cept in rare cases, where her ladyship en
joys perfect health.
"Brown hair, whatever the shade, is al
ways, I have found in my business as a
hotel man, the most pleasant and satisfac
tory shade of hair to have to do with across
the hotel counter, and that's the place to
find out a woman's nature. Whatever the
shade of brown it may be, you will find the
fact almost Infallible that such hair covers
a perfect hotbed of common sense, good
judgment and reason.
"And as for auburn hair, I would trust
an auburn or redhaired woman for more
days" board without her having any bag
gage than I would a woman with hair of
any other color, brown lin ks not excepted,
and I've probably had as many redhaired
ladies tor my guests as any other hotel
man in the country. Some redhaired wom
en are mighty impulsive anil quick spoken
occasionally, but I have always found them
the possessors of two most appreciable
traits. They are strictly honest, and have
common sense, while as a general rule
they are among the brightest, tin- gentlest
of gentlewomen." Chicago Tribune.
Duties of :i Philadelphia!!.
It is t he duty of a Philadelphia!
To attend church twice on Sunday.
To prepare to go to bed at 10 o'clock and
to be asleep by 10:30.
To go to the zoological garden (menag
erie; on Saturday afternoon.
To walk on Walnut street on Sunday
morning after church and to go to Fair1
mount park if irreligiously inclined after
the - o'clock Sunday dinner.
To buy his groceries at. the place at
which his grandfather bought groceries
from the present grocer's grandfather.
This is a religious rite.
To go to Karragansett Pier in the sum
To have his front steps and windows
washed every morning before breakfast.
To have a waterspout run down i he out
side of the house and to have the water
BpOUl and the shutters painted green every
Never to use t he front parlor except for
sewing parties, weddings and funerals.
New York Sun.
Th- Rarest f lrecloaa stones.
One of the rarest and must precious stones
is the carbuncle, which is sometimes con
founded with the ruby, from which it tlif
fersbytbe intensity of its fires, produced
by an internal luster of gold, while under
the purple of the ruby there only appear
dottings of sxare or lacquer. Ethiopia pro
duced t be most precious anrient carbuncles.
The Chahlejiiis regarih-il this stone as n
powerful talisman. Legend makes the
eye-s of dragons out of carbuncles. Garcias
all HortO, physician of one of the viceroys
of India, speaks of carbuncles which he
saw in the palace of that prince which were
so extraordinary in their brilliancy that
they seemed "like red hot coals in the
midst of darkness." Louis Vertoman re
ports that the king of Pegu wore an ener
mous one, which at night appeared to be
lighted up with sunbeams. The virtues
of the carbuncle are resistance to lire, pre
servation of the eyes, promotion of pleas
ant dreams, creation of happy illusions and
an antidote against impure air. Paris
The boy was on deck at the office door
and he was vigilant.
"Where's the editor!'" asked a big, ugly
"I'p stairs," responded the boy.
"Well. I want to see him."
"I want to lick him for something he
Raid in his paper about me."
"Yon can't see him," und the boy braced
"Why can't I?"
" 'Cause you can't, that's why. If I let
every duffer in that wanted to lick the boss
we never would have time to e-t the panel
out. and the paper's got to cemie out. if we
have to hire a man to come down and
stand guard with a kittle of hot water.
See?" Detroit Free- Press.
A Cheap Itookeaae.
I have seen a chenp bookcase made of
three shoe boxes, each one being a third
shorter than the other; these graduated
boxes were set one upon the other so that
the three ends came together, making a
straight side on one side and three steps on
the other. All the shelves were edged
with strips of split bamboo, pieces of the
same covering any rough edges that came
in sight. The Steps held large vase's, pots
of palms and flowering plants, which made
the bookcase a thing of beauty as well as
utility and brightened wonderfully an
otherwise dark corner. Decorator and
Tbe Handwriting of ('burled II.
Charles II of England wrote a little,
fair, running hand. He often wrote in exld
situations, and his natural restlessness and
vivacity prevented his penmanship taking
the dignity anil repose of that of his illus
trious but unhappy father. New York
Physicians frequently make mistakes
in treatment of heart disease. The rate
of sudden dea'bs is daily increasing.
Hundndi become victims of the ignor
ance of physicians in the tteatment of
this disease. One in four persons has a
diseased heart. Shortness of breath, pal
pitation and fluttering, irregular pulse,
choking sensation, asthmatic breathing,
pain or tenderness in side, shoulder or
arm, weak or hungry spells, are s?m
tom8 of heart disease. Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure is tbe only reliable remedy.
Thousands testify to its wonderful cures.
Books free. Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Hot Springs Skin Soap.
Prepared principally from the evap
orated waters of the Hot Sptirgs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the toilet. Tbe
healing powers of the Hot Springs of
Arkansas have long been known and rec
ognized by the medical profession all
over tbe country. The manufacturers
believe that in presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Soap, they have
given a worderful opportunitv for pre
venting all kinds of skin disorders, and
believe that their patrons will be well re
paid by its constant use. For sale by all
drucgis'8 Hartz & Bahrjsen wholesale
Unn'i Po A fraiH
So many people avoid crowds and largj
gathciings, because they are in constant
dtead of being trod upon, and having a
pet corn or ouni n painfully bruised
this can be avoided by the uee ef Chrvso
Corn Cute. Ev:t, ttottle watranted
For sale by t.11 drutuists. Harts Sc
Bahnscn, wholesale Hgents.
Can't You Manage
To hear a straight taik and tome attrac
tive music at the young men's mi-tting
Punday afternoon tt 3:30 in the Y. M.
C. A. building. G. M. Lioshy will
s-penk on the topic "A Young Min's
Call," i nd a dcuble male quartette will
sing. Every young man we-lci me.
Lane's Family Medicine moves the
bowels each day. Most people need to
w . v-- i l sh k asm m aa a is
is and will ever be the
Gout, Influenza. Backache,
' Pains in the Side, Chest and
Joints. Neuralgia, Sprains, &c.
Before you need to buv, obtain
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Vienna, rragne .noiiercani, imen(
Knremberg, Konetein, Leipsio.
25 & 60 Cts. a bottle, For Sale by
A iu-v mh) complete Treatsmt, c nrirtma ot
Soppoi Itoriet. OiBtaHenl in ap-u!- hVo in box
nd pilta ; i o?it ve cure for ex' cm!, Intern L 1
mina or bieeotni: ilchinkr. f hronlc. r. ci t or he
redltnrj iVs renale wc akneti tnd nnny other
ilifea'; it ih iilwavs a srreat bont'fii to the irer -eralr-cftlth;
the firvt discover of a nu-uiral cure
rendering un operation wUn tbe knirt- mm1 n
ury berenfter; thi remed ha fit eer been kaowa
tofni'; $1 per box, & for f5; tent by mail. Why
hi Iter tram this terrible qeae wLm a written
t'uar ntee is positively :: i; with 0 httU 1 1 n
funn tie money if i i-t cared; vend rtjunp f r free
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Act? Vv mauif on tli Momurh, lire! and bow. -Is,
ctipj.H' dyspepsia Bancs . f rer, co'd, nor
Tons disorder, sleeplessness, loss of spi elite, re
tores thf complexion ; perf ci t digestion fottosri
tbeir use; positive ca:e for Sick Headache and
constipation: sn-ni), nxUd, easy to take; larcc
vials of 5o pills cents Hartz A Ilahnsen, tole I
aen's. Hock island. His.
Do you JQ Root
BOLD AND ENJOYED EVERYWHERE.
And a Full Stock of all
Kinds of Fourth of July
W, TREFZ & CO..
2223 Fourth Ave.
Tell your Grocer $ i
you must have I
as f a s-rr- a 'I a rBO ' L
J. B. ZIMMER,
Itaf jnet rece ived a lirge 'rrclce of the lntett Jmrorteil aid Pemeftir Spring and Summer
SnltlnLf. winch be ie felling at f 25.00 ar.d up. Hi? line of overcoatings cannot he excelled
west of Chicapo. A very fir.e line of pante, which he Is felling at $C CO and nr. Call ear:y
and make j our ae.ee Hon while the atock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House..
OLD GUARD HANDMADE
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
706 Second Avenue
C. J. w. sOhreiner,
Contractor and liviilcier.
1121 and 1121 Fonrth avence. Reaidence 1KH Fourth avenne.
Plane and apcciCcatinim fnmifheit on all claaace of work : alao acect c f tfiUer'e Paten' aside
Sliding Blinde. lomctbinu new, atyliah and deeirable.
ROCK IS AUJ.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
A2JALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ad k nds of Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Honfcs Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the largest ir la. 304 Brady Street. Davcsport,Iowa.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Center Seventeenth St. . . "R,-lr Tclosirl
and Seventh Avenue, " XVUCK. XJicJiU.
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