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DF.HOl RATH' X ATIOX Al. Til KKT.
For Ptcsident UROYER CLE VELA NO
for Yicc President AIM A! E. STEVKNm N
For Governor JOHN 1' ALTGEI.D
For Conimssrr.Bn at lare JOHN ' BLACK
ForConj;re-i.niaiiat hiree ..ANDREW .1 lil'NTKH
For Lieutenant Gov. rnor JOHXPR B GILL
For Secretary of Mate WM H bINRICHSE.V
For Auditor DAYIH GOR8
For Treasurer RUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorns? General M T MALONKY
For Elector, 11th Dist J. H. HANI.KY
Indianapolis Sentinel: Andrew Car
negie has not Bent a congratulatory tele
gram from Scotland to Mr. Cleveland.
Mr. Harrison is the only one of the pres
idential nominees to be s.ihiehly tavoied.
The Carthage Republican in comment
ng on the possibility of Congressman
Ben T. Cable being selected chairman of
the democratic national committee, savs:
"Mr. Cable has come rapidly into prom
inence as a democratic leader and manr
ger, and there is little doubt that he
wortd til) the position of chairman with
ability and industry. It hasbeen intima.
ted in other directions that he would
probably not wish a renomination .for
Congress. His wishes in that regard will
no doubt be made ktown definitely in
due time It goes with sajiug that he
can have the nomination if he wants it.''
The desperate straits ot the little in
grate at Washington to secure one who
Is willing to sacrifice his time and con
tribute his labor to elect him president of
the United States again, is one of the
most ludicrous incidents of the campaign
thus far. It is doubtful if ivcr before a
party has been so long or experienced so
much difficulty in securing a head for its
political machinery. Heretofore it has
generally been conceded an honor to
manage a great campaign and accep'.ed
as such, but this year the place has gone
begging, not perhaps because those asked
to lead are so much opposed to the re
publican rarty as because they have no
use or liking for the dishurser of feder-i!
patronage who has renominated him
self. The refusal of Mr. Camp
bell, of Chicago, to act in the capacity
of chairman of the national republican
committee has created as much of a dis
rup:ion in the ranks of the prty as any
thing that has happened, for it has
brought to light again the fact that it
was the president's refusal to honor Mr.
Campbell political y on Senator Farweli's
recommendation that brought about the
strained relations between the senator
and the president. The president, it will
be remembered, refused point blank to
appoint Mr. Campbell collector of the
port of Chicago though thoroughly urged
by the senator to make the appointment
and later he comes around begging the
same Mr, Campbell to manage his cam
paign for him in order to help deliver p.
state tbt shows every evidecce of point;
over to the democrats this year. "I guess
not" says Campbell, and who can blame
Y-. It'fl a t Me In I'oint.
New York Herald.
Andrew Carnegie and his partners are
among the chief ben. ticiaries of the ex
isting tariff. Upon pretense of "protec
tion to American industry" congress has
legislatid enormous wealth out of the
pockets of the American people into Mr.
By virtue of unjust laws enacted in the
interest of Mr. Carnegie's class he is atile
to levy a tax of bis own upon all who are
in any way served by iron and steel,
which is to say upon al! the people in the
This private tax yields Mr. Carnegie an
income every year which is an enormous
fortune in itself. The plea upon which
he and his class are thus permitted to tax
all the people for their own private bene
fit is that they may be able out of the
tribute to pay higher wages to their
Mr Carnegie has not at any time shared
bis spoil in this way with his men. On
the contrary, i is constant effort has been
to force down wages in order that he
might live the more sumptuously and give
more ostentatiously to public institutions
which ferve to exalt his name, and his
case il typical.
Just now Mr. Ca-negie's firm is insist
ing upon a further reduction of 30 per
cent in the wages of some of its men.
and as the men fail to see any "protec
tion" for tbemstl res in the arrangemeut
Iheytnrea'cn to strike.
With some of the money drawn from
the people under the tariff laws the firm
is fortifying its works. It is reported to
be running hot water pipes from its boil
ers to the barricade surrounding its works
and arranging to scald the workmen if
they approach too near. These bounty
fed favorites treat resistance to wage re
duction as war, and adopt a mode of
fighting too cruel to be tolerated by any
civilized nation in actul warfare.
The facts tell their own story. What
protection has done for Mr. Carnegie and
his class is evident enough . What it has
done for the workmen who serve them,
except in the way of oppression and im
poverishment, nobody can point out be
cause nobody can discover.
What do the workingmen of the coun
try think of a system which operates in
such a fashion? What do honest minds
think of itT
File your answer at the ballot box on
the 8th of November.
IT RESEMBLES IN EVASIVENESS THE
When Yon Pnt Yi ur Finger on It It Isn't
There Conflicting Statements of the
Hon. .1. II . Walker, oT H nssac hiisetts
One of the TarlT Makers.
Hon. J. H. Wa fcer, of Massachusetts,
is a big manufacturer of leather and
lv its and shoes. He helped to make the
McKinley tariff 1 ill. and is regarded as
one of the stanehi st and strongest of pro
tectionists. His speech of March 15,
1892, is printed in a forty-five page
pamphlet. On page 3 occurs the follow
ing: "I have to sayt bat yon may search the
speeches that arr made in favor of pro
tection from beginning to end and you
will not find 1 pe- cent. of error, where
you will find 01) per cent, of error in the
statements that are made by those in
favor of free tr: de as opposed to a pro
It is evident t tat Mr. Walker knows
what .error and logic are, and that he in
tends to sustain the good record of his
brethn a. On page 4 is this statement:
"It is of no consequence to tin' manu
facturers of this country, as manufac
turers, whether we have free trade or
whether we have protection. We are
just as well sati ified with free trade as
we are with prot ction."
This will bo news to thousands of man
ufacturers who employ lobbyists at
Washington and who have said that the
Mills' bill wouhi have driven half of
them out of the country. Hut for fear
of being in error he hedges this state
ment in the following paragraph thus:
"The we ll being of every city of this
country is bound up with the interest of
the manufacture a in a protective tariff."
On page 4 is th I following:
"Xow, it is conceded by every statis
tician of this country and every other
that this is the lo .vest taxed country on
the face of the earth that is counted as a
And on page " his:
"I affirm that there is no greater evi
dence of civilization. Christian civiliza
tion, than taxatit n; and the volume of
taxation per capi a expresses it. Show
me the taxes per ayiita of any people,
and I can determine bv that their ad
vancement in the scale of civilization.
This is hard on the United States to
be the lowest in ivilization because il is
the lowest taxed country. But this is
truth and logic, : nd there is no escape
for us. He then leSnes taxation:
"What does taxation come to in its
last analysis? It comes to taking the
property of the r ch and dividing it pro
rata for the benefit of every man. wo
man and child in the community. That
is what taxation -01111-. to tit last."
This proves th; t economists 1. e., im
practical book economists out of con
gress are entirely in error, for they all
agree that taxation has always rested
most heavily upon the poor. He then
further elucidates and simplifies Lis
"Now. what is taxation? Taxation is
but the govermn 'tit taking a part of the
income of the citizen and spending it for
the citizen to better advantage than he
can himself span 1 it. That is all there
is in taxation."
This is unpleasant information for
some of us who prefer to spend our own
incomes, but tin re can be no mistake,
Mr. Walker is well versed in statistics
and cannot lio in error in this next state
ment: "More than one-third of the income
from all the property east of the Mis
sissippi and nort 1 of the Ihio is taken in
taxation, and be leticentlv taken taken
and returned tc the citizens prorata,
rich and poor alike, after br ing taken
out of the hoard.- of the rich."
But think what taxes must be paid by
really civilized c mn tries when one-third
of the income of this "lowest taxed
country" is taken for taxes, and what
awful blessings we an- missing by not
increasing our axes until the govern
ment invest. Bay, '.Ml per cent, of our in
comes for Us.
We now reach page (i, where Mr.
Walker shows he Wonderful instinct
by which taxatii n. no matter where let
loose, returns to the same sp.it.
"It makes con paralively little differ
ence where vol lay your taxes. Lay
them where y 1 will, they will follow
back and ultimately rest on the same
persons and in tin same spot. We may
as well lay all tl e taxation of this gov
ernment on woo. if we choose as well as
anywhere else. It will all rest on the
same spot finally . It is of comparative
ly little import a ice where yon lay taxes.
It may take tv mty years for them to
adjust themselves to their final point.
It may take thirty or forty years, but if
you levy taxation anywhere it seeks out
and rests upon t le same individuals in
the community who will ultimately
bear the burden . I think the statistics
will bear me out in this statement."
Let it be remr inhered that "free trad
ers" make at lea -t ninety-nine times as
many errors a "protectionists," and
that Mr. Walkr r is a specialist in his
A Sti rtUag Array.
The proclaim 'd purpose of the Mc
Kinley tariff is o enable American em
ployers to pay higher wages to Ameri
can workingme 1. Yet diligent search
and much challenging have failed to
discover a single workingmau who re
joices in any mch benefit, while Mr.
John De Witt Warner has collected for
the New York Weekly World a trulv
startling list of cases in which reduc
tions have been made in the wages of
men employed i 1 the shops and miuesof
protected capitalists. His list includes
reductions in 71 iron and steel factories.
13 in coal companies. Is in woolen and
worsted mills. 2 in clothing factories.
4 in cotton mi Is or groups of cotton
mills, 2 in pottery establishments, 2 in
glass works and 86 in miscellaneous in
dustries. The reductions have ranged
from 5 to 30 per cent, and have affected
thousands of woi kmen anil their families.
It Seemed Strange to II lm,
The old fellow hatl evidently Ireen busy
with her for some time, for the counter
was covered with the different styles which
he had shown and his patience was w ell
The lady, r ising from the counter, asked
th'e salesman to take out four pieces of
different styles which she selected and to
lay them alongside of one another. She
then thus expressed herself:
"Now that first piece I think it beauti
ful, don't yon?"
Salesman Yes, madam, that is a very
Lady Hut that second piece is too sweet
f..r anything. Do you sell much of that?
Salesniau About 100 pieces so far this
Lady Indeed I But I don't think the
style of that third piece is very new. Have
you had that style long!
Salesman Long i it? Begorrah it etily
arrived last ni;ht.
Lady So I Xow I really like the color
of that last piece best of all, but I don't
think it would lie becoming to my friend,
do you f
Salesman--! am sure, mum, I can't say,
never having seen the lady.
Lady Oh. of course not. (Looks at them
Salesman (with B tired expression)!
think, mum, that you will be pleased with
fit her of them.
Lady Think so? Well. I tell you what
it is. I am looking at these for a friend of
mine who is sick abed. Would you mind
giving me a sample of eacfa of these four
Salesman (giving her an ugly look, pro
ceeds to cut off the samples, hands them to
her and nays) This is the darndest 1 country
I was ivcr in. Now in Ireland when a
woman is sick she sends for the doctor; but
here, begorrah, she sends for samples.
New York Recorder.
How a Snake Swallows a Trog.
A snake usually seizes a frog by the hind
leg, but should it be taken Lytlie middle
Of the body it turns the frog around, by
dextrons movements of its jaws, till the
head comes to be directed toward the
snake, when it isswaJlOWed head foremost.
It is swallowed whole, and at first Bight it
might seem an impossible thing for a
make to swallow a creature much larger
sad thicker than its own whole head and
neck. The fact is, that a serpent does not
so much swallow its prey as slowly drag
itself over the creature it devours, being
enabled so to do by the elasticity of its
skin, and the extraordinary loose way in
w hich the bones of its head, especially Its
teeth bearing bones, are connected to
gether. The two halves of the lower jaw. instead
of K'ing. as in most animals, Ughly bound
together in front, can lie stretched very far
apart. Those liones also which compose
the upper jaw can lie widely separated,
and also separately mover I. so that while
the frog is tightly held by some r.f t he tooth
bearing bones, others can Withdraw from
their first bold ami again implant their
teeth farther on. Thus by degrees the
frotr is drawn within the gullet, or rather
the snake draws itself over it, and so en
gulfs the frog.
Even after the frog has passed down into
the snake's stomach its position is for a
time externally visible by the local en
largement. Digestion, however. takes
place very rapidly. The frog generally re
mains alive, not only while being eaten,
but for a short tine after being swallowed.
The Nails frcm Jems' Hands.
The "Iron Crown," which worked up the
minds of the people of the Middle Ages to
such an extent aa finally to become an ob
ject of worship is. in fact, n gold crown, the
secret magic of the name resting n the
tradition that the inside ring of iron was
made from the nails which were driven
through the hands of Jesus at the time of
But little is known concerning the his
tory of the iron crown until after the coro
nation of Agilulf, king of the Lombards.
It is generally believed that it was made
for that monarch in the year an. It w as
used by Charlemagne and by all the after
emperors of France, who w ere kings of the
Lombards. Napoleon put it on his head
when he was iti Milan in 1808, saying, "God
hath given it to me."
This celebrated relic is now in Naples
among the State jewels. It was captured
and taken by the Austrians to Vienna in
1839, but was returned to Italy in lSt.
Believers in the sacred hoop of iron inside
the crown point to the fact that there is
not a speck of rust upon it. although near
ly 2,000 years old. Philadelphia Press.
Before Tlirongii Education.
All actual and permanent expansion mnl
integration f society proceeds' from the
voluntary cooperative action at individ
ual. The social reformer, therefore, who
wonld work in harmony with the tendencies
and laws of nature must direct liis efforts
toward convincing the judgments and in
BneacJag the motives and moral natures
(if individual men anil women rather than
toward forcibly changing the customs of
society hy legal enactments, official pro
nunciamcntos or majority votes under the
white heat of an emotional political cam
paign. All of these popular and customary
agencies of political action are doubtless of
some service as educational influences, in
citing thought among large classes ca peo
ple who would otherwise remain passive
puppets or unreflecting adherents of con
ventional social customs: but as means of
finally solving and disposing of social and
political problems they are lamentable
failures. Dr. Lewis 6. Janes in Popular
There was n certain disadvantage to his
passenger in the knowledge which a Pari
sian cab driver had of English literature.
In Paris where many streets are named
after famous literary men, French and
foreign a passenger called a cabman and
asked to lie taken to the Rue Milton.
The cabman drove a long distance, and
then deposited his passenger, who found
upon alighting that he was in the Rue
Ryron -at the opposite extremity of the
The passenger expressed his mind vigor
ously as to the stupid ty of cabmen in gen
eral and of the one whom he addressed in
"Just a little mistake in the poet. sir.
that's all," said the cabman calmly, and
drove the passenger back to the Rue Mil
ton. Youth's Companion.
Heine rushed Out of a .lob.
An old time English parish clerk was
much aggrieved because the new rector,
a young man with modern ideas, asked all
the congregation to join in the responses.
"They'll soon be no work left for the
church clerk to do." he grumbled, "if all
the women and brats be allowod to take
the words out of a man's mouth." New
Physicians frrquently make mistakes
in treatment of heart disease. The rate
of suddeu deaths is daily increasing
Hundn ds become victims of the ignor
ance of physicians in the treatment of
this disease. One in four persons has a
diseased heart Shortness of breath, pal
pitation and fluttering, irregular pulse,
cbokins sensation, asthmatic breathing,
pain or tenderness in side, shoulder or
arm. weak or hungry spells, are sym
toms of heart disease. Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure is the only reliable remedy.
Thousands testify to its wonderful cures.
Books free. Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Hot SpnngB Skin Soap.
Prepared principally from the evap
orated waters of the Hot Springs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the toilet. The
healing powers of the Hot Springs of
Arkansas have long been known and rec
ognized by the medical profession all
over the country. The manufacturers
believe that in presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Soap, they have
given a wor derful opporlunitv for pre
venting all kinds of skin disorders, and
believe that their patrons will lie well re
paid by its constant use. For sale by all
druggists. Hartz & B&hnsen wholesale
A n(v uml complete Tivattr.ent, o DC if tins of
SuppoMtorie?, Oiiitn.i nt in ap-u! . :i'sn in box
UJ pills; a t o" it xv curt for rx:rmal. internal,
bUnti or DlMdlnff itching, chronic, rioenl or lu-
rnlitary piles, heoink- Wcakneee ami irany other j
iHtcaocn ; it i Alwayv a ureal benefit t- the pet-
trul t et.th; the flrtfl dtecOTenr Of a medical cure
rendering an operation with the knife unm ccp
ary hen-after; thin rem lv has. dever been known
10 tan: 91 per uox. t tor fa; tfin ny man. Why
BBfier from this terrible di east- when a written
cuarntee i positively riven with (1 bottle I t re
fund the money if t ot cured; send stamp for freo
sample; guarantee LfBBeu 'y our I Kent.
J-XPAWESE LIVER PELLfcT8
Act? like mnuic on the Momach, liver and bow ie,
dltpelfl dyspepsia, biilouenee , fever, cold, ner
vous disorders, sleeplessness, loss of spt etite, re
tores the complexion: perfect digestion tollowi
their ;ite ; positive cute for H'k Headache ami
constipation; small, mild easy to lake; large
vmis 01 so pus ii cents, nartz v uannsen, eoie
scents. Rock Island, III?.
A, Family Satisfied!
Read What Mr and Mrs. Burklund
Have to Say in Regard to Their
Tieatment at Scott
mm, i :
Vt John BaiUaml, cori:r sun st. and tith aye
olii , . ill :
1 li ,r- iivt'; in Moline for the last i.'t y. art iad
have been a saCerer from catarrhal deafaeMfor
1h- j :ut lhrte or fonrjearr. 1 visited the Sm:t
Medical lastitate with mj wife, ami nft"r the
atcond treatment Ifcltbettera Within a week
harl ;i irirue Milis-n.iuc r nro ct from my var and
I could imnudiutily hear. 1 csn hear! well
froi. one t ar now te 1 rver dM, uml my other t ;ir
i- tr arly well ar l I have c.i trailed one month.
My ce arovid run wa i t for the natl four or the
yean. Taesrarc now well. I rm t:i year old
nd "ra ntployed by the Molu e Plow Company. '
Mrs. .!"!.n Burklund, cor 20th st. and 6th ava
"I have bad catarrh for a number of year?, and
rry ijmptoaM were those or ordinary catarrh. Mr
nosa aodtluoal onld fitl with mneoas I had
seven headache and a roaring aadbessiag noise
in my eai. I have hti.l severe Ik ndaclie for the
pat sis years. Bowela were in had shape and alra
mystoBach I now ft el well with one months
treatment. I can hear nil right; my bowela and
stomach are all r j;ht and 1 have lo more head
ache. Both myself andhasband conhcarti'.y recom
mend the faculty of the Scott Med ral nstttate to
those atnic'ed and If they cannot cure you I her
w ill frankly tell yon so.'"
It should take from two to four month of
regular m a nient to cure catarrh, commendns al
a favorable season of the year. Patients tnmbled
with catarrh taking trea n cut under the above
conditions wfco 1 re not eoted in that eneth of
time will he THKATEK THEREAFTER FRBK
until they are cured.
$o.OO A MONTH.
Catarrh and kindred disesses treated at the uni
form rate of 95 a a nth. med cnaes free. Ko- all
othe- diseases ibe rt-t will lw- low an 1 uniform
and in proportion to the actual cost ot the medi
The $8 a month card win only hold good as to
and Including July Sd, 1803.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Ere, Ear,
Nose, Throat, Lunee and all forms of
Chronic Disease?, no matter how long
standing. No esse taken where there is
any doubt of a complete cure.
Special a'tention given to diseases of
women and children.
SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Office Hours-.l to 11 a. m ., S to 4 p. m..; to 8 p.
m. Iiooma 5 andi Hjan hi nek, over Boston store,
corner SecoLd and Brady streets. No office nou'S
And a Full Stock of all
Kinds of Fourth of July
W. TREFZ & GO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
Jt KEXBbf .3eV -T . . . A
TeQ your Grocer $
you mutt have
1 - ;
J. B. ZIMMER.
nas Just received a large rrc!cc-of the latcat Importer! ai.d Domestic Sprtec and Bm
suiting, which he Is selling at !5.00 and up. His line of overcoating car t.. ; ,,' '. x
west of Chicago. A very fine lint of panto, which he Is selling at f0 00 and an Cal earl
and make 3 our aelection while the stock is complete.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
OLD GUARD HANDMADE
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avriae
C. J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and JBmilcLer,
1121 and 112) Fourth avcr.ne. Residence 1U Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnisher! on all classes of work : also aeent f (Tiller's Patent eric
Sliding Blino. something new, stylish and desirable.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ.
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will he located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
!Arl a nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store-
One block north of Central Fsrlr. the largest Ir la. 304 Brady Street. DavcnporUowa .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Biailder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
f arniehed on
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on mp waI!
DO&ps h&vea great fall
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