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Wednesday. Jclt 27. 182.
Tor President GFOVKR CLEVELAND
JTor Vice President AD1A1 . 8TEYESSON
For Governor JOHN P ALTGKLD
For Coagrtssman at larpe JOHN O BLACK
ForCookTeesmanat large.. ANDREW J HUNT KB
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VkM H HISKlCHbE.N
For Auditor DAVID OOKB
For Treasurer RCFTJS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T M ALONK V
For Elector, 11th Diet J. H. HANLEY
The Demorratic voters in the several counties
compilsine the .Eleventh Congressional District
are requested lo seed delegated to a Coneress
ional convention to be held at Monmouth, llf.noia.
TBVK8I-AT. r-EPT. 1,
at 10:80 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of noirioat
in(r a candidate for congress, a member of the
board of equalisation, and to transact such other
business aa may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention The several counties la
the con pr ions 1 district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis cf one delecrate for
very votes snd one for a fraction of 100 votes
or over, can for Edward 8. Wilson, for state
treasurer in 1890, as follows:
Counties. Votes 1?90 No. Del.
Rock Island 4.21 tl
Henderson S1S4 5
Wsrren ,25i 11
Hancock 4.H )
afcDoiough 8.v!ft.S l
rjcfcoyier 1,4 10
By ordtr of Democratic Congressional commit -tee
of the Eleventh C'okprewiouai district of Illi
nois. . v. PuTIEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Coo a, Secv.
Monmouth, 111., July ft, l$9i.
The president of the French republic
U paid a salary of $200,000 a year. Yet
there are many people who would preftr
to be president of the United States at
$50,000 a year.
The Washington Post savs: "The
Pinkertonian party will hardly place n
ticket in the field this year," and the St.
Louis Republic replies: "No, that party's
ticket is already in the field. It was
selected at Minneapolis. The voters will
pat the Pinkertonian party's ticket 'in
the soup' this year."
At Bacz&rd'H It)-.
The Fisherman's Daughter. Baby Ruth,
Played on the porch one summer day
With her teeib'n riiut and her dolls and thing
In her innoc- nt, sportive, childish way.
Frestntly toward that shady porch.
Through the bu n nz sand and b.azire sun.
The Fisherman came wiih thai thing of fame.
The nominee from Bloomington.
Tht n the Fisherman's Danebrer, Baby Rath.
Gave forth a cry with wonder fraught;
"Oh ! mamma, dear.' she cried, "torn here
1 cm here an' tee what papa's caught:"
It has been claimed that one illitera
tive phrase did the business for Blaine
tod Logan. If that is so there really
doesn't setm to be much hope for Harri
son and Reid They have been Burcb
ardized to date as follows:
Raums rotten tecord.
Carnegie's congratulatory cablegram.
Pinkerton's protection pills.
Reid rat record.
Carnegie's campaien contribution
Peril, protection and Pmkertonism.
Bread acd butter hiigade.
Bayonet bill abortion. St. Paul Globe.
The recent census bulletin giving the
population of the United States by sex.
color and nativity in 1890 contains datn
of much interest to the student of aoci.
science. Of the tota population, 53.
372, 703 were natives born and 9,638.360
of foreign birth. Classified in accord
ance with color, the whi'e inhabitants
numbered 54.983.890 and the colored
7.638,360. In the colored element of our
population are included Chinese, Japan
ese and civilized Indians, as well as per
sons of African descent.
A rare Mta,leinava.
The democracy made no mistake when
they placed Oen. Stevenson on the ticket
wiih Orover Cleveland. His speech in
New York was lofty in tone and shows
that he perfectly comprehends and is
abundantly able to intelligently discuss
the great issues that divide the people.
Proctor Knott, who knows him well,
ays of him: "In my estimation, bow
ever, the most pleasing feature in Mr.
Stevenson's character is the absolute
purity of his thought, the unfailing
consistency of his moral conduct.
A professed believer in the sub
lime truths of the christian religion, he
sever by word or deed affords grounds
for even a suspicion of the sincerity of
bis faith. I have nev.r known a more
blsmeleis life. Throughout an inter
course of exceptional intimacy, running
through nearly 20 years. I have never
known him to utter, under any circum
stances, a single syllable savoring of pro
fanity, irreverence or impurity." Oen:
8tevenaon merits this indorsement. He
is not only a true son of the west but in
every respect a representative American.
Low Rates to Denver.
Knights Templar triennial conclave
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific rail
way will sell round trip tickets at half
rates east of the Missouri river to Knight
Templar and their friends to Denver,
Aug. 8 to 7. good to return to Oct. 11 ;
and west of the Missouri river, July 25
to Aug. 10, return limit Oct. 10. Ask
your nearest ticket agent for full partic
ulars or address John Sebastian, O. T. &
P. A- Chicago, 111
The pleasant effect and perfect safety
with which ladies may use the California
liquid laxative Syrup of Figs, under all
conditions, make It their favorite remedy.
To get the true and genuine' article, look
for the name of the California Fig Syrup
do., printed near the bottom of the pack-ee.
MANAGERS OF MILLIONS.
Trie Man VTho Is Most Indifferent ta
Distress Is Chosen to Head the Trust.
The Rev. J. J. Mclllyar, pastor of the
Methodist chnrch at Homestead, Pi.,
scourged the manufacturers who had
brought Pinkerton assassins into the
peaceful village of the iron workers who
were manfully and quietly resisting a
heavy reduction of wages and the at
tempt to break up their association.
Here is one of his questions and state
ments: "Why should men who are piling Tip
millions each year be quarreling and
sending Pinkerton guards to drive away
honest men, who are as good and as
honest and as upright as any in this
land, but who are not willing to be made
slaves or dealt with unfairly? This town
of peace is bathed in tears without suffi
cient cause. The employers have select
ed a man to take charge of the plant
who is the least respected by labor of
any man in Pennsylvania."
If the Rev. Mr. Mclllyar will investi
gate our present system of trusts and
large corporations which flourishes un
der "protection he will find that this
is the normal condition of affairs. Other
qualifications being equal the man who
is the most heartless and most indiffer
ent to the cry of hunger and distress,
who has made a record for harsh treat
ment of labor, is the one who gravitates
to the head of big stock companies. No
item of saving must be neglected to
maintain high prices of their watered
stock on the exchange and human sym
pathy must not interfere.
In small businesses and factories there
is still left something of brotherly love.
The employer knows a majority of his
employees and sympathizes with them,
but with the millionaire corporations
and trusts that now predominate in the
"protected" industries this "sentiment
in business is minimized. The manager
sits in his office perhaps a thousand
miles from his employees, many of whom
have never seen him and could not speak
his language if they did. There is little
opiortunity for the cultivation of sym
pathy in such an arrangement, nor does
the manager seek anj Justice, sympa
thy, love are foreign to his business,
which is not run on Sunday school prin
ciples. He himself has had to reverse
all his Sunday school ideas to become
the president of so great a company.
He knows that shrewdness, diplomacy,
deception, cunning and fraud count for
more than honesty-, frankness and up
rightness in putting a man to the front.
Consumers Never Petition Congress.
The American Economist asks with a
great deal of satisfaction, "Will the 're
former' please tell us why the only pe
tition for free wool carne from a few
6elfish free raw material manufactur
ers?" and adds as a clincher to this ques
tion: "We shov.lil think that if the ob
ject of the measure were really to pro
vide cheaper clothing for the masses,
petitions asking for its passage would
have come in from all sections of the
country, bearing the signatures of thou
sands of prior, taxed consumers. But
this was not so.'
It might lie inftrred from the way in
which the question is put that duties are
charged only at the request of con
sumers and not at the liehest of selfish
manufacturers. Nothing could be far
ther from the truth. The effects upon
the consumer are spread out over so
many, and the myriad of those upon
whom the tariff bears most heavily the
poor understand so little the cause of
their burdens that jietitions seldom if
ever come from this class. It is those
who are to lie benefited by protective
tariffs rich, selfish, grasping manufac
turers it is these comparatively few
who petition congress and send paid at
torneys to the lobbies, and who by bribes
and threats get the duty that will rob
each of the 0,1,000,000 consumers of but
a few cents or dollars, but which will
put thousands or millions of dollars into
their liockets. For instance, the one
half cent duty jicr pound on refined
sugar is now costing each consumer only
alxmt forty cents per year so trifling a
sum to each that no petition against the
duty has ever lieen presented to congress,
and yet it means an extra profit of $25,
000.000 a year to the eighteen or twenty
refiners who compose the sugar trust.
And it is these latter who have always
appeared in the lobbies and committee
rooms of congress in opposition to any
restriction of duty. It is the fear of this
trust that now prevents both parties
from removing a duty which produces
no revenue. The Democratic ways and
means committee would gladly remove
it, but they believe a free sugar bill
could not pass the senate and would
only enable the Republicans to "fry the
fat" out of this trust during the cam
paign. The Economist knows well enough
that this is the regular order of proced
ure, and hence its pretended surprise is
only to deceive its credulous readers.
HI tli Tariffs aud Low 'W agree.'
Mr. Harrison claims to be alarmed
lest the Democrats cut down the tariff
and reduce the wages of American
workingmen. It is almost two years
since Mr. Harrison and his friends made
a large increase in the tariff, and wages
have been going down ever since. Now
Mr. Carnegie, the greatest of the pro
tective tariff lords and Mr. Harrison's
bosom friend, is about to cut the wages
of his employees almost in two. We
suggest that if Mr. Harrison is so anx
ious about the workingmen he drop a
line to Carnegie and the other booses
who have been reducing wages and
urge them to divide the McKinley plun
der with their employees. Indianapolis
Over 6,000 people left New Tork the
other day for Europe. Why didn't MrV
McKinley think to put a plank in the
Republican platform calling for a tax
of twenty dollars a head on every Ameri
can visiting Europe? Oughtn't we to
patronize our own American scenery,!
and not wander off to Europe merely to'
get a few cheap emits of clot heef Lcmis
The Recent American.
The characteristics of Americans are not
similar to those of other nations. lietween
an ilnglishman and an American there is
not the same difference as between an
Englishman and a Frenchman, the proof
of which is the ease with which any emi
grant becomes a decided American. The
American differs from his Anglo-Saxon
cousin of England just as they differ from
the Anglo-Saxons of Friesland or Ger
many. The English people who seem to
us so willing, the most pushing of the Ger
manic race, the most ardent, spiritual and
brilliant through their go and dash, the
most capable of rush and hurry, Amer
icans look upon as easygoing and phleg
matic. In a Indon crowd you will often
see the figure of an elderly gentleman,
with red cheeks and supple limbs, telling
of his freshness and youth, but in New
York such a sight is rare.
The American has broken the chord
which in our great cities binds man to na
ture. The foregoing is but a single trait.
In all things the American surpasses us in
independence. Having cherished pluck
and a love of adventure, he has lost alto
gether the feeling of tradition that is.
the instinctive desire to preserve his sur
roundings. Every one knows that in his
appearance, his costume and attitude he
has fdven Up English stiffness and has lit
tle regard for etiquette that is, a tradi
tional rule of life. Even in the east his
dinners are not the solemn ceremonies of
his English brother, and despite their
growing Anglomania Americans still find
the English formal and distant, Revue
Des Deux Mondes.
How to Cook Claras.
"Of all nature's choicest medicines pre
sented temptingly under the guise of a de
licious food none is superior to the com
mon clam, which is found in abundance
alons our Atlantic coast," said Professor
H. H. Nicholson, of Baltimore. "Scitists
have bestowed upon this succulent bivalve
the scandalous name of Venus mercenaria,
and the Indians have applied the name
'quahaug' to it. But no matter what it
may be called, it is first and best of the
numerous family to which it belongs and
is one of humanity's boons. Many believe
that the clam is tough and indigestible.
It is. however, only tough and India rub
bery when man mistreats it. I don't be
lieve that Providence intended clams
should lie cooked any more than the straw
berry. Both are finished products, master
pieces in their respective kingdoms, and
should never be put over a fire.
"The sr.nd clam, however, should Ue.
cooked. He should first lie stuffed throngh
his siphon with finely minced salt pork;
then the shells should lie wired together
and the clam baked. To eat a few sand
clams so prepared will place a lingering
joy in the remembrance cf an epicure.
But the ordinary round clam should not
be cooked. His juicy flesh cannot be im
proved by fire. He makes the best dish in
the world, pleasing flavor, nutritious and
easily digested. I tell you. the clam is the
strawlierry of the sea," St. I.ouis Globe
Democrat. Antisthenes and the Itoswtful Youth.
There is an old saying that we should
not count our chickens liefore they are
hatched, which is a very good old saying
indeed, and one that has loen said in many
different ways. One of the most amusing
ways of putting it was that of the Greek
Antisthei.es, who had been very much
wearied by the boastintj of a young ac
quaintance of his of how rich he would be
when a cargo of salt fi.-h he was expecting
arrived from the Pontus. The youth kept
tePmg Antisthenes of the presents he
would give him and the other nttentinjH
he would shower upon him, when the
Greek seized an empty meal bag and led
the braggart to a dealer in flour.
"Fill this to the brim," he said to the
The dealer did so. and Antisthenes, turn
ing on his heel, started to leave the shop
without paying for the flour.
'Here:" cried the dealer, "my money!
"Ah!" said Antisthenes. "I have none,
but er this young gentleman" (pointing
to the boastful youth) "will pay for it
when his cargo of salt fish comes in."
The haste of the dealer to empty the
flour back into the bin and hurl the empty
bag at the retreating Antisthenes taught
the young man the lesson the wit desired
him to learn. Harper's Young People,
Triesta and Itrsrdi.
Bishop Messmer, of Green Bay, is one of
the few Catholic clergymen who wear a
lieard. There is a canon law in the Catholic
church which requires the priests to shave,
but during the last few decades this law
has been less rigidly enforced. Any priert
who so desires, and who can furnish the
least reason why be should do so, upon his
application to the bishop of his diocese
will receive permission to allow his beard
to grow. Some priests who have throat
troubles believe that a beard is a necessary
The members of the Order of Capuchins,
on the other hand, are not allowed to
shave. Some of the Jesuit fathers also
wear beards. In the Milwaukee diocese,
aside from the Capuchins, there are but
few priests who wear a beard, the Rev.
Father Fairbanks, of St. Patrick's church,
being one of the exceptions. Arabian
Catholic priests never shave. Milwaukee
The pastor had no dislike to the choir,
but some of its members were almost ready
to resigu on account of one of his announce
ments. So many of them were sick that the
choir seats were deserted. The good man
was sorry for it, but the idea uppermost in
bis mind was to choose a hymn that the
entire congregation could sing.
He mentioned the absence of the choir,
and then said. "Since Providence has seen
fit to afflict them with hard colds, let us
all join In singing 'Praise God from whom
all blessings flow.' " New York Herald.
Baying Thing- la Boston.
I inquired of a Boston salesman. "Have
you sandals "For the feet?" be asked.
"I never wear them elsewhere," was my
reply. "Find them in the foot depart
ment, was his quick retort. Making my
way to the foot department I repeated my
question to another intelligent Box Ionian,
"Sandals, sandals," he echoed. "You
mean foot hose for rainy weather"
"Yes," I replied; "I want extreme cases
for extreme weather rubber sandals,"
and he produced the desired article. Bos
ton Cor. Chicago Herald.
Thoasssa's Fsaissi Sanasav
One of the best of Thompson's sarcasms
was that on some forward young man '
Junior fellows. "Gentlemen," he said, "let
Us remember we are none of us infallihls -not
even the youngest of us!" No Frvnck'
wit of the first water has beaten this. The
surprise Is delicious the unexpected in
version for one would ivave reckoned on'
"not avast the oldest f as. n Gentleman's
Hot Spnng-s Skin Soap,
Prenared 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 lone been known ana rec
ognized by the medical profession all
ever the country, me manutaciurers
believe that it presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Soap, they have
riven a wonderful opportunity 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
druggists. Hartz & Bahneen wholesale
it is to see beautiful child's face disfigured
with vile humors, bursting through the
skin in pimples, blotches and sores, and
sadder still, when the young and innocent
are laughed at and twitted in all such
cases. Parents should give them that
good and pure remedy. Sulphur Bitters,
which will search and drive out of the
blood every particle of humor. Health
Miles' Nerve and Liver Pills.
Act on a new principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure billiousness, bad taste,
torDid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest I ou noses so
cents. Samples free at Hartz & Bahn
It is Abominable!
to go through life with "snags in the
mouth. Abominab'e not more to tbe
sufferer th&n his friends. Buy S zodont
and cleanse the teeth which remain, or,
better still, use it now and save your
teeth. Sczodont is economical.
Expected to Die.
Was Told She Could Not
An instance of what neglected Ca'srrh will lead
to 's given in the cite of Mrs nna LnuiiMin.
w hoc ctaU-mcnt-3 follow, and who suffered in the
mot serious mannc from II.ahachk. S' ke
Thro t, 1b rMss, Bronchitis. Asthma. Icmi
Tkoubi.e, Catarrh or Stomach, and Xervihs
Mr- Louison lives at the co ner of River Road
anil Bridge Ai. he says:
"Mt triiuble began rea ly four venrs aso. with
catarrh of the hed. I l ad vio ent hendache, te
top of my read heirs nearltr epllt by the pain.
Mr none and read Monpe-1 en. 51y nu?e was oi v
and I'ainfal. at d th ucli I siiuflVd up all kinds c f
remedies, 1 conld rot make it moist or stop i he
hurninp. throat bt canie so tore that 1 fonnd
:t almost impossible to swallow, it was fever
ishly dry ana tny mna h ws dry and hot slso. I
haa" t-evere paiLs in mv brenst and bic and aw
ful titches in the side. I contracted m revere
conch which was very distressing. 1 had no ap-
p tile, ai-d food distressed me. 1 also bad faint
ing spells. Iu told I wo old die from consump
tion. It seemed Impossible for me to breathe. I
have been nnder treatment 'hree weeks and now
have no faintins spells, mid mv ca'srrh is entirely
curel. I reenm i.end ihoe i.fllic."d to applv to
the Si OTT MKDICAL INSTITUTE.
NOW, IS THE TIME,
One Month's Treatment in Summer
Equal to Three in Winter.
The present warm weather l a boon to sufferer-
f rooi estarrh. For these reasons
In tbe first place, there is ltss lmb:llty. at this
period of tbe year, to tike cold than at any other
lime Consequently there is no irrititing cause
of delay tn cure or probab-Hty of a relaise.
Secondly, tbe climate is ail that can be desired.
Thirdly, natme s kindly ia summer and lends
tales' aid to the t ffjrts o' the physician. One
month's treatment now is worth three in wint r.
Now i tbe time and the opportunity is j ist
what ia desired for the worst cases. Io not let it
go, by thiukine you will get we I (for with the
nr.-t f old, our trouble will return wor- e linn ev
er), but place yourself nnder tbe treatment em
ployed at Scott Medical I nstitnte and have done
for yon in the next Iw months what might not be
p saible to be effected nntil i ext summer.
SPECIAL MES: Catarrh. Eve. Ear.
Nose, Throat. Ludcs and all forma of
Chronic Diseases, no matter how long
standing. No case taken fhere there is
any doubt of a complete cure.
Special aMeotion given to diseases of
women and children
SCOTT MKDICAL. INSTITUTE,
Office Honrs 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m.. f to 8 p.
m. Rooms 5 and 6 Ryan block, over Boston store,
corner Beootd and Ilrady streets. KooBcc honrs
LABOR, TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For W a&hiDg Machiue nee.
ttAlaUOCK 6 RALSIOa.
CVtfir W1AN THAT HAS ANY SENSE ,
And many theke be ve hope.
A1LL SPEND HER CENTS Ffift Alf.qrnil rAKF
Of FAIRBANK'S-SAMTA- GLAUS-SOAP-
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Just received a large '-re'ee of the latest Imported atd Domestic String ir,l Stimmt
Saltings, which he is selling at f 25.00 and up. Bis line of overcoatinps cannot be t ire'H d
west of Chicago. A very fli.e line of pants, which be la selling at JO CO and up. Cii; tr'y
and make j our selection while tte stock la complete.
Star Block, Opposite Harpkb IIotjsk.
OLD GUARD HAND
J. JL - TOULON
And Deaier in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Aveju-
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor arid Builder,
1151 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fonrth avenne.
Plans and specifications furnished on all clasees of wort ; also atrent o TUler Pate"- n' ae
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
ROCK Ji LISP, .1.1.
EORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will he located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
lAil k nds of Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store
One block north of Centra Park, the largest 1- la. SO Brady Street. DavenporUlowa .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eind Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8U
and Be Tenth Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a apecialty. Flaas and eitiaatsa for all kinds of bnUdlnxa
famished mm applicable.
tew nsrulft to
aaroaa arras cauia.
For tale ia Rock island by Harts &
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB aTlUMUKI iDSUU "
J. C. DUNCAN, f Da-Tenport-
' ... V
Twentyvthird street on or before iurrusf 1.
1803 Second Avenue.
the woDletiul remertv
ia aolti Willi a writ
ell rirvoi: discksr. sitrh as Weak Mrm-tf
lortof Bruin l"u.r, Heudacbe. Wakefulness, It Manhood. Nitfhllv Kiols
shots. Kervouuea. Lai'iiule.alll rains and loss of power of the ,Vntraltve
Orttans In eithar i eaeae by over exertion, youthful err. s. or -xwmi,
aeo( tobacco, oiani vr stimulants which soon lead to Innra ot. Consump
tion end insanity. tet up convenient t- earry In vet pocket. el r paik
sretyr mat': forf&. With every $ order we eies m written wTnrY r; curt
orrcitndtAciKont. Circular free. larea Kcrve sleeal lew, t klcaas, IU
Bahnsen, 8d Ave, 'and 20th atreet.