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Satchday. Jcly 23. 1888
DEHOIRAT1C Si ATlOXab TICKET,
For President GROVE R CLE VELA N O
rot Vice President ADLAI E. STEYEJiSOX
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For tontTiMimt at large JOHN t' BLACK
ForConrreseinaii at Urve.. ANDRE w J HCNTER
For Lieutenant Govtrcor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State I H rJINKICBE
For Auditor DAVID OOKE
For Treasurer RCFCS J RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MALONKY
For Elector. 11th Dist J. H. HANLEY
The Dmorrat!e Toters in the several counties
ccmpilsme the .Eleventh Congressional District
are r quested to seed Celegates to a Congress
ional contention to be held at Monmonth, lll.Dois.
THVhSl AY, r-EPT. 1. 18S.
at 10:30 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidMto for cougrese, a member of the
board of equalization, and to transact such other
business as may be presented for the consider.
tion of the convention The several counties in
th congressional district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis cf one delegate for
very ( voles tnd one for a fraction of 100 votes
or over, cat for Edward S. Wilson, for state
treasurer in 1390, as follows:
Coot ties. Votes 190 No. Del.
Hock. IsUnd 4.SS1 1
Henderson 934 5
Warren .25 11
Hancock 4.'5 SO
MrDoLOUjjh 8,S5S lii
fcchujler l,9s4 10
By order of Democratic Congressional commit
tee of the E.eventh Congressional district of Illi
nois, -.v. PoTTEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Cook, Sec'y.
Monmoctb, 111., Jnly 9, 199i.
Strawberries measuring 12 inches in
circumference were crown this summer
near Coiville, Ore.
The distance from the north pole to the
equator, measured along the earth's sur
face, is 6.000 miles.
In 1S89 Kansas bad a wheat acreage of
less than 2,000,000 acres. This year she
is c aid to have 4.000.000 acres.
The republicans of Milan are talking
enthusiastically of Rev. W. T. Kerr as a
concreesiooal condidate. There is no
particular reason why the Milanites
should be dead in love with Gest, any
more than any other locality in this con
An anti-Cannon club has been formed
at Danville. Mr. Cannon's home, which
is me king it quite interesting for Uucle
Joe. A denunciatory letter of him and
bis methods has been given to the press,
and the disaffection will undoubtedly
spread over the entire district. As the
Union has been holding up the renomina
tion of Cannon, as a reason that Oest
should be chosen by the republicans of
this district again, the little pleasantry
which now being enacted at Danville
may open its eyes to the situation in the
Eleventh. We imagine that Cannon is
just about as popular with his party in
bis district as Gest is in his.
'tialraaaai Wllllaan 1-'. Harrity.
William F. Harrity, of Pennsylvania
whom the democratic national committee
has elected as its chairman for the next
four years is a genius in politics. Less
than three years ago he was the postmas
ter of Philadelphia. Hi poiitical op
ponents were predicting that he would
never be heard of in politics after he re
tired from that office. Be was acknow
ledged to be the leader of local democra
cy, but it was said that be owed bis in
fluence to the men who were under him
in the postofflce, and that when he left
that office he would lose his political
! Ttur man, Earrity," remarked a
United States senator at Chicago, "is be
ing watched by the democrats in Wash
ington closer than any other man in the
country. They believe that he is bound
to go to the front."
But while Mr. Earrity has been so
rapidly forging to the front rank of dem
ocratic leadership be has bad other mat
ters to occupy his time and attention be
sides politics. Ee has never allowed
politics to interfere with his law practice
or any other bnsiness enterprises with
which he may have been identified. Dur
ing the last two years and a half, while
be has been winning his greatest political
Buccess.'he has also looked after his law
business, helped materially to build up a
successful trust company and for the
greater part of that time filled the office
of secretary of the commonwealth t-f
His ability as an organizer was recog
nized by the late Congressman William
L. Scott, who was Mr. Cleveland's per
sonal representative in Pennsylvania, and
it has been said that he was the first man
to call Mr. Cleveland's attention to Ear
rity 's political sagacity. After Mr.
Scott's death, Mr. Earrity took bis place
in the democratic national committee and
aho succeeded him as Mr. Cleveland's
personal representative in Pennsylvania.
He ia probably almost as close to Mr.
Cleveland today as was Mr. Scott during
the last half of Mr. Cleveland's adminis
tratioa. Mr. Harrity's first great political light
was in 1882 At that time the democracy
of Philadelphia was split into two fac
tions and there was also trouMe ic the
renuhlican nartv. Gov. Paltison was
then comptroller of Philadelphia. Be
and bis fnends thought there was a
chance of hia securing the democratic
nomination for governor, and, with a
united party at hia back, that there was
reasonable hope for hia election. It was
then that he and Senator Kennedy per
suaded Harrity to go into the city com
mittee. After Le got into the city com
mittee Kennedy and Pattison began to
advocate his election as chairman. He
at first protested, but they persuaded him
to make the contest. There was a fight
in the committee, but Earrity won and
became chairman of a badly divided or-
About 13 wards had elected contesting
delegates to the state convention. Be
recognized the fact that it would injure
Pattison to have these contesting dele
gates go to Harrfeburg. so he immediately
set about to harmonize matters. He ap
pointed a harxony committee of five,
and in company with that committee he
went into every ward where there was a
contest and succeeded in settling all but
one. As a result of this work fattieon s
nomination was made possible.
After Cleveland's election Mr. Earrity
was offered the postmastership of Phila
delphia. At first he declined to accept,
on the ground that its duties would in
terfere with his law practice, but the
organization, hearing that he was waver
ing, began to endorse him for tbe posi
tion. He was endorsed by every ward
committee but one, and by nearly every
democratic club in Philadelphia. Ee
finally consented to take the efflce. Al
though severely criticized for his parti
sanship in the early part of his career as
postmaster, when Mr. Harrity retired
from the office he received a testimonial
to the excellent postal service during his
administration from many of the leading
business men of Philadelphia, including
The hardest fight that Mr. Earrity ever
had to maintain his leadership was in
September, 1889, shortly before he retired
from the posteffice. His opponents in
the party were in favor of endorsing
George S. Graham, the republican nomi
nee for district attorney. Ee favored
nominating a straight out democrat.
There was a bitter fight in the conven
tion, but Harrity's friends were the
victors by a narrow margin. Eis hold
on the organizition has never been
threatened since he won that fight. From
that time his political course has been
Ee was made a powerful state leader
through the folly of Senator Quay forc
ing Delamater's nomination for governor
in the republican convention of 1890.
Mr. Harrity early in the preliminary can
vass saw the chance for democratic suc
cess, and when it became certain that
Delamater was to be nominated, he an
nounced that he was in favor of nominat
ing Gov. Pattison on the democratic
ticket. Ex-Senator Wallace had been in
the field for the democratic nomination
for several monts, and had undisputed
control up to the time Earrity came out
for Pattison. Back of Harrity was tbe
almost solid Philadelphia delegation. He
took charge of Gov. Patlison's canvass,
and single-handed won the fight.
FIRST SHOT OF THE WAR.
Tbe Attack on Fort Sumter IescriHed
by the Men Who Flrcnl It.
Major Wade Hampton Gibbes, n promi
nent citizen of Columbia, S. C. may be rmt
upon record for having made the following
statement regarding tlie firing of the first
shot of the war:
"On the night of April 11 Captain Geortre
S. James, who commanded the artillery
company t-tationed at Fort Johnson, was
Instructed to have a shell exploded at half
past 4 on the next morning, which was to
be the signal for a general bombardment.
I, as first lieutenant in command of the
battery of 10-inch mortars, was int rusted
with this duty. Our mortars were loaded
and trained, one with a full charge, di
rectly on the fortress, the other, according
to instructions, to explode high in the air
and wide of the mark, only as a signal.
Corporal Welch with one lanyard in hand
and I with the other anxiously awaiting
the moment and watching our timepiece.
As the hand marked the half hour the
hell was thrown high in the air, a beauti
ful sight, as the whole line could lie traced
by the burning fuse. Immediately our
mine was sprung to destroy a house which
Interfered with our view, and then the gun
which was trained upon the fort, and was
intended for business, was discharged, oil
ithin one minute.
Lieutenant Henry L, Farley, with Cap
tain .Tames, commanded a second luitu-ry
Df mortars, and Lieutenant 1 la rue a de
tachment of reserves. These are absolute
facts, and the two shells from my battery
were the two first of the siege. Lieutenant
Meade, who was in Kort Sumter, informed
me that the sword shell fell in the fort."
Major Glbbes was graduated from Went
Point iu the class of I860. He had been as
signed laV-duty in a regiment serving on the
Texas frontier, and at the Ik-ginning of the
secession agitation he was on furlough
visiting his home in Columbia and making
preparation to join his command. Wiien
South Carolina finally seceded lie resignt-d
his commission in the United Stat- army
and cast his fortunes with the Confederacy.
After the fall of Sumter he served through
out the war in the Virginia campaign, was
terribly wounded at Petersburg luid sur
rendered with Lee at Appomattox. Mr.Jor
Gibbes waa postmaster at Columbia under
Cleveland, and is now an extensive duller
in agricultural and other machinery. St.
' Doubt Vermin Reality.
Before marriage a man is generally
greeted by his sweetheart with "My dar
ling, is it you!" But after marriage she
generally rashes to the door and ahoirta,
"John Henry, wipe your boots. " Exchange.
PROTECTION A SHAM.
THE TARIFF SYSTEM DECLARED TO
BE A BASELESS SUPERSTITION.
Senator Test Fires a Volley of One Hun
dred Tariff Trusts end Two Hundred
nod Fifty Wage. Beductlona In Protect
ed Industries at Republicans.
Tariff items of late are not entirely
satistactory to republicans -who worship doree of a town stalking with body erect
at the shrine of "protection." The and with about a pound of butter stuck on
Democrats have boldly declared that the ' their heads gradually melting under the
svstem is a superstition and a sham, i JaProf thein. The men may
. , , I look a shade cleaner occasionally, caused
The Prohibitionists have done the same, ' not by Rny act of their own, but through
and the Alliance and Labor platform ! the accident of being for hours in a rain
will follow suit. j storm, which at some season occurs daily;
Something must be done to stem the ! bu'eTen thn, thf.od of r?ucid utt"t
. . i fat impregnates the atmosphere wherever
tide setting in against "protection." , they may be, Frederic Villiers in Cen-
Republicans must not be content with tury. J
trying to refute "free trade" and "Cob-J SUePie. oea. Try This,
den club lies," but must do some ag-( An excellent way to cure insomnia is to
gressive work themselves. Spurred on bandage the eyes with a handkerchief be
by such sentiments as these Senator fore retiring. The compress seems to drive
Hale concluded to "force the fighting," away the Mood from the eyes and so to
and as a prelude to his challenge to the cure, or, at least, to temporarily relieve
Democrats he recited that at "no time thftt f11" oftn experienced by in-
has so large a proportion of the Ameri- , somniacs of to "? dark- tt
, . 1 1 . , . TT. , 1 Persons of a wakeful habit are often
can people been employed 1 at such high at, y annove1 by the straiu on tbe eyes
wages and purchasing the necessities consequent npon the effort to see some
and comforts of life at so low prices as ' thing in the darkness by which they are
in the year 12." j surrounded. The handkerchief prevents
Then he proceeded to shoot at the this and more than one sufferer from in
wicked Democrats as recklessly as a bov somni has been surprised to find thatafter
with a new popgun shoots at flies. Af- ' bandaging his eyes he can go to sleep as
ter firing blank charges at "British ' ?tt three-year-old child. New York
Doctrine," "Balance of Trade," -High Journal-
Prices," "Low Wages," etc, and tri- personal Magnetism,
umphantly announcing that "The Re- J Two men address an assembly on the
publicans of the United States gladly same topic and in nearly the same words;
accept the issue presented," he sat down ' one is listened to with indifference, if at
ignorant of the fact that every shot had all, the other stirs to every fiber our being,
hit a hornet's nest. I and our souls thrill responsive to his light-
Tariff Te.firmftr of la.tA iiam Vcr.
satisfied with mere theoretical reason-
ing, no matter how well founded their
. 1 : l rr-i , . , .,
iii.ries uaj uB. xiiey nave tasen to knowiige and vield to even against our
trouble to collect some facts to substan- . convictions and reason. This strange at
tiate their claims. Senator Yet hap- ' tribute is not hereditary nor can it tie ac-
pened to have a desk full of these un-Re-
publiean tilings. He had the first '
place twenty-one samples of dry goods, J
coat linings, women's and children's '
dress goods, cotton
big New York mer-
etc., prepare! uy a Dig in ew x ork mer
some cases 2 jer cent, higher. I
In the second place he had a few facts 1
in regard to the increased duty on pearl
buttons, cutlery, tin plate, etc, and the
increasl prices on the same. Next he
haI a list prepared by J. Schoenhof, ex
consul to Tuustall. England, giving the
labor cost of producing thirty-nine arti
cles in Auit-rica and England, the cost
in all but eight cases being lower in this
country iu spite of our higher wages.
Then he li.nl a list of ll0 tariff trusts,
prepared by Hon. John De Witt Warner,
of the Reform club. He also had a list
of 2o0 wage reductions, strikes, etc., in
protected industries since October, 1S90,
prepared by the same gentleman.
Loaded with these and other similar
facts Senator Vest did some cannon
ading that silenced the Republican pop
guns. After he had poured out enongh
of these facts to fill thirty pages of The
Congressional Record, and the sim -ke of
battle began to clear away. Senator
Hale found courage to say to Vest that
they had trusts in England also, and
that '"before this debate closes the dem
onstration will be given to the senate
showing his inaccuracy." Vest inquired.
"Why not give it now?" Bat Hale's
ammunition was out and he was com
pelled to retreat, saying, "That was not
my original purpose."
Perhaj he will bring more ammuni
tion and renew the battle. Perhajis he
will prepare a list of 250 increases of
wages in protected industries since the
McKinley bill became a law. Perhaps
he will write up 100 trusts in England
that have raised prices there often from
2o to 30 per cent. and that sell goods
cheaper to foreigners than at home.
Perhaps he will produce several hun
dred foreign manufacturers and mer
chants to testify that they are regularly
paying our tariff taxes. Perhaps he will
be able to show that we are making all
of our own tin plate and that the price
is lower than ever before. Perhajw he
will demonstrate that a duty on moon
shine would build up a green cheese in
dustry here. Just now, however, he
admits his weakness and lack of facts
on these points.
The Vn protected Majority.
Mr. Norman H. Pollock, in The
World of J uly 5, gave the following Kst
of workers who get no benefit from pro
tection, but who, because of it, must
pay more for what they eat, drink and
wear. The list could be extended to a
much greater length. It is observed
that, bo far as average yearly wages are
concerned, these workers earn more
than those at work in the highly pro
tected woolen, iron, cotton and silk in
dustries: Actors, authors, architects, ncenta, artists.
H&kers, butchera, boot and shoemakers,
builders, braketuen, bricklayers.
Carpenters, car drivers, car conductors, car
riage makers, clerks, coopers, cooks, chamber
maids. I (rivers, dock builders, deck hands, dress
makers. Engravers, expressmen, elevator men, en
gineers. Farmers, flagmen.
Hotel Veeperv, housekeepers, helpers.
Ministers, machinists, musicians, masons.
lrinters, painters, plumbers, priests, physi
cians, planter; re.
Seamstressee. school teacbers, servants.
Watchmen, white washers.
An Excelleut Suggestion.
Perhaps the most practical use to
rhich a Republican campaign fund
could be put now would lie to make a
contribution to Mr. Carnegie sufficient
to enable liini to pay Ids men decent
wages and discontinue his preparations
for a long eiege. A object lesson such
as he is f urmVihing is rather discourag
ing to orators who try to explain bow
the McKinley tariff has benefited Ameri
cas labor. Providence Journal.
showing Uiat theo goods, though ! lUHZ '? ;anea to ine M,ie oi the piaiter.
u price has declined since 18W, j ? " " "J""0?, T V a"Bea;
ii iii-iit-i uric nuw 1114111 I II-n in
Butter Instead or Water for Bathing.
An Ethiopian in Abyssinia will tell you
without a blush that he is necessarily
washed at birth, cleans himself on his mar
riage morn and hopes to be washed after
death; that once every year be dips him
self In the river on the festival of St. John
the Baptist, and rejrnlnrly every morning
he wet the end of his toga with the mois
ture from his mouth and freshens up his
eyes. Whenever he feels his hide harsh
and uncomfortable he annoints himself
with mutton fat.
' est touch. It is not what we hear, nor is
it graceul pose or elegant diction.
nothing comprehensive or tangible.
i invisible, mysterious force, which we ac-
quired. IX-troit Free Press.
A Crvlng Machine.
A patent by a woman will be specially
' grateful to many men. I
! chine and is a small in?-t
It is a carving ma-
rument in silver
not to be dislodged on the tablecloth or in
a guest's lap, no matter what the wiid at
tempts of the carver. New York Times.
L. U. Ilanilcn,
O: Augusta. Me.
says : " I do not remember
v hen I li-:m t." take Hood's Sarnpurilia ; it
v as several year aen. and I have found it does
i.;e - reai deal of t'mxl ti '' declining years.
I am 91 Years
2 nfiii'.lii and CO days old. and my health is per
fectly good. 1 have iio aches or paius about me.
re'f :it my bowels, stitnuia: try apietite
;n.l ferlpa use? t tlrrf 1 cloui-t it a
l't-iH.ration ewr was inadf so w'll suired to
wants of people' I Hamlen,
l"!in Street. All pus to. Me.. Sept. 1M1.
Mood s Pills are &
safe mid eftirieiit ratlittrtic.
mild, gentle, painless.
A new and complete Treatment, cnUtii) of
Snppoitorie. Oiutment in Capful- also in box
and pill?; a t out ve core for external, ioternal.
blind or bleeding xtchinc. chronic. rtcnt or he
reditary pile, Femsie Weakness and many other
diseases ; it i always a great benefit to tbe gee
eralbsaHb; the Brut discovery of a medical cure
rendering an operation with the knife unnce
ary heremfter; thia reined has dever been known
to fail : SI per box. 6 for $5; rent by mail, why
suffer from this terrible di-esw? when a written
gnaromee is positively given with 6 bottles to re
fund the money if r.ot cared; send stamp for free
sample; guarantee issued by our f gent.
3 A PAME8E LITIS PELLETS
Acts like magic on iht ttomach. liver and bowels,
dlrpelo dyspepsia, billousnes-s fever, cold, ner
vous disorders, sleeplessness, loss of aptetite, re
stores the complexion; perfect digestion follows
their use : positive care for Sick Headache and
constipation: small, mild, easy to take: large
vials of 50 pills 25 cents. Bartz t Bahnsen. sole
agents. Hock Island, Ills.
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For W ashing Machiue use.
WARNOCK & RALSTON.
PROPOSALS rOB ORDSA5CE SUPPLIES.
Hock Island Arsenal, Kock Island. 111., Jnne
Sealed pro to-a Is, in triplicate, will be
received nnttl S o'clock p. m., on MONDAY,
J I'LY 8b, 1 -.!, fo' furnishing dyed cotton duck,
blankets, forage, silver, gold, steel tin, brass iron
copper and braes rivets and burs; iron brass and
copper wire; na Is, screws tack', bolt, nuts,
leather, threat, rape, duck, saints, oils, chemicals,
paper, cleaning and polishing materials, files, &c.
daring tbe ofiscal year ending June 80,1x93 Printed
lists of supplies needed, with fall instruction,
stipulations. &c , can be had on application to
Colonel A. R. BCFFINUTON, Ordnance Depart
Bient. U. 8. Armory, Commanding.
Yfyree IHe kiftcj soiled fteir Diiliefp,
iqd didn't kijovvt to do;
'fftl & Wise old friend
"Were &s brigy- dtd soft as rvf.
SantaClaus Soap-Made only by
J. B. ZIMMER,
H Jnet received a large !rrc:ce of the lattit
tnitlnue. wbich be is seines' at f 25.00 and tin
wet of Chicago. A vry fine line of pant,
acd make joor teiecUos while the stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposrrx Habpee House.
OLD GUARD HAND
Only S2.50 Per Gaiion
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 .Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINEE,
Contractor and Builder.
1121 acd 1123 Fourth avesce. Residence 1119 Focrth avense.
Plans and speciiScatioES fnrnihed on all classes of work : s'so scect c f iTiPer's Pa-e c ce
Sliding Blinds, something new. stylish and desirable.
ROCK I.-LAN; .il.
HORST VOIST KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ad k nda of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Houses Flower Store
Que block north of Central Park, the largest i la. 3C4 Brady Street. DaTtnporUowt .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
lii'Mnf Brin Puw r.
aire hv niKi': fi f.ir j.
ktvk l siNfl. vrrtfuiuL tut vwiuy. Orcular f ree. t d'arets A erve Heed Co.,
For sa:e in Rock island by Hartz &
JQavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATI. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOOXTSS ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, f Davenport.
kltf eris, washed fyeir rens 'f
Wify tyisSOAP of amber !p, I
QuickC vrysljed e&cfy st&ir
Andfheir mittens &?&n
Imported aid Dottettic Srrrp s- .
Hi lino r
which he is teliicg at $G 00 ai.d i.-
Tsrectythird street on or before A'-srus::.
1803 Second Avenue.
Plans and estimates for all kinda o bsi'.dinjts
ciir - t n-rrnna . ... . nm .....h V
ItvatM - be. Vaketu!ni'. Lo,t Matting. N
Mn.s, irvouMie-s. ta!-!ii ua.an nrjiin- nnn Ins ,.f jwer - t 1 1:---
(Timrs In ei:htrcxt-i!i!iH i ly nm exertion, youiliful er-- -r J' :ve
u? t t"acc. 4iiuiii -r Ft iniulnnts wbit-li o. n l,at to 1-il-u. v. 1 -'in
tKn anti Insanity. Put no c-tivenient t. cirrrfnv-t tr t. 1 i -r ; '
With -ry " orier v aire a -ri'f. r. ,u r.,,.t, t .-
Bahnsen. 3d Ave, 'and 20th street
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