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Saturday. Jcly 80 1893
For President IgBOVER CLEVELANn
tor Vice President ADLA1 E. SlEYKSSoN
' For Governor JOHV p ALTGELD
For Congr saman at large JOHN O BLACK
ForCootrewmanai large.. ANDREW J HVNTKK
For Lieutenant Uovtrnor JOSEPH B lilLL
For Secretary of State VMUhl RICHSE
For Auditor.. DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RCFTJS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T M A LO MS V
For Elector, 11th Dlst J. U. HAN" LEY
The Democratic voters In the several counties
eomutininK tht &, cteutb CoDttrntsinnal District
are rtuested to seed uelegatea to a Congress
ional convention to be held t Monmouth, lll.nois.
HIV US' AY, t-EP l . 1, 18!-
at 10:S0 o'clocs, a. m. tor the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for congress, a member of tbe
board of equalization, aud to transact such other
business as my be presented for tbe considera
tion of the convention The several counties in
the conirr ssional district will be entitled to a
representation on the baMs of one delegate for
every SIX) votes and one for a frac Ion of 100 votes
or over, ca-t for Edward S. Wilson, for sta'e
treasurer in 1S90, as follows:
Counties. Votes 1S90 No. Del.
Rock Island 4.SS1 21
Mercer 8 10
Henderson 14 &
Warren . "
Hancock 4.00a 80
Schuyler 1,S4 1"
By order of Democratic Congressional commit
tee of tbe Eleventh Congressional district of Illi
nois. .. v. PuTIEK, Ch'm.
U. C. Cook, Sec'y.
Monmouth, 111., July 9, 1894.
The Sc. Louie chief of police requires
1,000 Chinese in that city to be photo
graphed. A New Yorker has made a clock which
contains 34,000 pieces of wood, compris
ing about 325 varieties.
The public will learn with pleasure
that Senator Carlisle has given notice of
bis intention to reply to Aldrich's tariff
peech. The Eentuckian is a master of
this subject and an orator of great
power, and his answer will be awaited
with eager interest. No man in tbe
country is better qualified to expese and
refute the Rhode Islander's ingenious
Secretary Tracy, of the navy, says
that the Columbia, the new warship is
the greatest the world has ever produced;
larger, swifter atd in every way better
adapted for the uses t.j which she is
intended than any similar structure, and
that "she will outstrip not only any other
war vessel, but even our fastest ocean
racers." This inclines the Evansvil'e
Courier to remark: "About the only
favorable thing that can bs said of tbe
present administration is that it has con
tinued the work inaugurated by Secretary
Whitney, Mr. Cleveland's secretary of
the navy, of placing the United States
on a respectable footing on the high seas.
If Mr. Cleyeland tbould be re-elected, not
only will the navy be increased in the
number before hd got to the office, but it
will within five years after the adoption of
free trade have tbe largest commercial
marine to protect of any country on tbe
face of the globe. "
The New York World recently pub
lished a list of 500 strikes against waqe
reduction in protected industries since
the McEinley bill went into effect. Tbe
list occupies 10 columns of tbe World,
and its magnitude is astounding even to
those who have always held that protec
tion simply affords employers opportuni
sies for robbing their workmen as well
as tbe consumers of their products. Tbe
World in commenting on its exposure of
the swiftness with which protected man
ufacturers.took advantage of the possi
bilities for reducing wages opened up by
the McEinley bill, says there "has been
no instant of time since the McEinley
tariff act went into effect that there has
not been in progress, somewhere within
the United States, a strike against a pro
posed reduction of wages in some pro
tected industry." This is a starling
stettment. but the World has shown by
the record that it is literally true.
Tns Freeport Bulletin reasonably as
serts that the speculative use of wheat
adds at least 10 cents to its value. Lots
of men who deal in that commodity would
be embarrassed by the actual delivery of
goods. They would as soon dabble in
anything else, but wheat is something for
which there is universal demand and un
diminished usage. An attempt to bear
the price3 down cannot te pressed below
what is warranted by the absolute anowl
edge of the visible supply and demand.
while its upward course can be deviated
by many baseless rumors. So far as the
farmer is concerned he is certainly receiv
ing more for his wheat when it is a spec
ulative commodity than otherwise. As a
measure purporting to be in tbe interest
of the farmers, the Hatch bill is injurious
to the cause of agriculture. Tbe milling
interests may favor it, but that is be
cause the interests of the farmer and
miller are widely diverse. It is to tbe
advantage of the miller to boy wheat as
cheaply aa possible, as furnishing a wider
.margin for his own ".peculations.
.mm nni- -TTtrr'-r T lm ( aff'. , ;r .tfaagitJ
LETTER BOX ABUSES.
HOW FICTITIOUS ADDRESSES ARE
MAINTAINED BY CROOKS.
An Industry That Kloarlab.es In Many
Small Clear and Stationery Stores in
NfwTork City What a Chief Inspector
Saya About the Evil.
Nearly every year congress is requested
to pass a law to prohibit the private letter
boxes which are scattered through the
large citiesof the east and are especially
numerous in Xew York. The postmaster
of New York, the district attorney and the
postal inspectors have always been strong
ly in favor of anch a law, and have repeat
edly advanced strong arguments in sup
port of it, but for some mysterious reason
a strong opposition has developed every
time it came up for passage, and the re
sult is that the private boxes flourish.
In this town these boxes are obtainable
in cigar stores, stationery stores, florists'
shops and drug stores on the most fre
quented avenues. Some are advertised in
the newspapers and some are known only
to the parties interested and the postal
authorities. The purposes for which these
boxes are used are numerous: but, accord
ing to C. C. James, Anthony Corastock
and other postal inspectors, very few of
them are creditable. The latter say that
the private letter boxes are used only by
persons who wish to maintain clandestine
correspondence, ana that the most usual
patrons are green goods men, confidence
men, women wuo are airam to lettneir
correspondence be known to their families,
profligate men ami women, ami foolish,
youths and girls.
The inspectors nssert that more swindles
are perpetrated through these unofficial
postofllces than in any other manner. The
green goods men could not operate half so
easily nor with nearly the same impunity
if it were not for the letter boxes. Half
the foolish women who maintain clandes
tine correspondence would not dare do it
if their conduct were not hidden in the
private lock boxes. The inspectors say
that the owners of the stores where these
boxes are know well the character of the
persons who rent them. In fact, they are
nearly always in league with them, for
otherwise the swindlers could frequently
be detected. et almost all the places
where boxes are rented nppear respectable.
The boxes themselves look innocent
enough, and the character of the general
business couducted by the proprietors ap
pears above suspicion.
W hen the reporter visited one on Eighth
avenue the other day lie found nothing to
excite distrust. It was a large stationery
store, and the shelves were filled with pa
pers and books, while the showcases con
tained the miscellaneous wares, such as
inks, mucilage, pens, paper cutters and
numerous desk ornaments. The letter
boxes, exact counterparts of the private
boxes in the official postoflices, were in
plain view of all comers. The proprietor
did not look suspicious either, although
he changed countenance when the reporter
began questioning lnui alout the persons
who rented the boxes.
"I don't know much about them," he
aid. "I believe they are respectable peo
ple in business who want a place where
they can get their mail. They haven't got
any regular address of their own, don t
you see? I don t allow any boys and girls
to rent boxes. Of course I can't tell any
thing about the people. I don't ask any
questions. The mail conies here and is
put in the boxes. Every man who rents a
box gets a key to it, and I know nothing
about it. I have had no trouble with the
Crooks of all kinds use the letter boxes.
The police records prove this. A crook in
Xew York desiring "to do a piece of busi
ness" in connection with some bank in a
western town, for instance, and finding it
necessary to have written communication
with his pals, hires a letter box in some
part of the town remote from his resi
dence, and his pais send their letters to
that. Of course he uses an assumed name.
The advantage of the letter lx to the con
spirators is apparent. If the conspiracy is
discovered before it can lie carried out the
letter box will rarely furnish evidence.
The mail having been ileposited in a 1hx
it would be necessary to prove that the
person suspected took it out. This is ex
If the "job" has been done, and the
police are looking for the criminals, the
same difficulty is encountered. If there
were no private letter boxes the crook
would find it more difficult to cover bis
tracks. If letters were sent directly to
him from the town where the crime was
committed a clew would lie left. If the
letters were addressed to him in care of
another, detectives might trace the con
nection; if the letters were addressed to a
fictitious person, that, too, would not pre
"The chief trouble that we have with
th6se letter boxes," said Chief Inspector
James, "is due to the green goods men.
Many of the stores that have letter boxes
have them simply to cover the operation of
a green goods gang. The public would
probably )e surprised to know how thor
oughly united the green goods sw indlers
ar. They form a great fraternity, with a
large amount of money back of it and in
fluence that extends into quarters the aver
age citizen would not dream of connecting
with them. The robber bands of old were
nothing compared to these brigands who
boldly walk the streets of Xew York and
live on the fat of the land.
"Any attempt at legislation against
them is always met with strong opposition.
They have their lobby at Washington, and
that is the explanation of the repeated fail
ure to pass the antiprivate letter box law.
To prevent private letter loxes would be
practically to destroy their chief defense.
The way in which a gang work these letter
boxes is this: They send out their circulars
over a numlier of assumed names. The
replies are delivered by our letter carriers
to the proprietor of the store where the
letter boxes are. The letter carrier never
meets the men to whom t he letters are ad
dressed. The latter are too cautious to r.l
low that. The letter carrier never sees the
letters taken from the boxes. If he did his
testimony would go a long way toward
convicting the green goods men." Xew
They are prone to sitting in the dark;
long silences ure to them more than hours
of brilliant conversation, and the looks
they know how to bestow are paramount
to the most ndoring avowals. If they are
visiting they have no use for host or hos
tess, and all they desire is a vacant room
and a warning cough which will give Whem
ample time to resume the correct attitude
before a stranger enters.
They can sit up till midnight and per
haps not say twenty words in all that time,
bat when the clock strikes the hour for
departure they are astonished to find it so
late, so sweetly and swiftly bave the hoora
flown away. Philadelphia Times.
The Coat of Keeping; an Elephant.
AH the elephants used in the Indian
array as draft animals of the artillery or
commissariat, or as baggage animals in
the transport department, are very care
fully attended to, and in everyway treated
with the greatest consideration. Their
keep is rather expensive, being about thir
ty rupees or seventeen dollars a day, in
cluding, of course, the wages " their
mahout and grasscutter. They are fed
principally on unhusked rice and grass;
of tbe former they get about 2T0 pounds
and of the latter about 400 pounds per
The very large female eats, after the
first day or two, about 750 pounds of green
fodder in eighteen hours; this is exceeded
often by large tuskers, so that 600 pounds
is about the right amonnt to be placed be
for a full grown elephant, with a margin
to allow for waste. As a good load for an
elephant is about 800 pounds, It will be
seen that the amount he will eat per day
will be as much as he can carry, and this
will also be the right proportion for the
smaller ones. Caton Woodville in Har
per's. We Know Very Little About Stones.
I am coufiueut that sooner or later some,
if not all, of the stones deemed precious
will be reproduced by artifice. The chem
ists who have hitherto confined their at
tention to taking things apart are begin
ning to learn how to put them together.
All the gems are very simple in their com
position, and the problem is merely to
make their elements crystalize properly.
In all such knowledge science has made
little progress as yet.
We do not even know for what reason
one substance is transparent while another
is opaque, though presumably there is
some relation between the arrangement of
the molecules in the transparent body and
the length of the light waves, which, in
the case of the transparent body, permits
the latter to pass through. Interview in
A Way of Preservlne Milk.
There are many ways of preserving miik
so as to keep it sweet, but one of the most
satisfactory is that which is at present
practiced at an establishment in Texa.
The milk, fresh from the cow, is subjected
to a boiling beat, and after all the air has
been expelled from it the cans are hermet
ically sealed. When the process was l'.rst
invented, about fifteen years ago. several
dozen bottles were sealed up. Every year
some of these are opened, ami after fifteen
years' keeping the milk has in every case
been found perfectly fresh. St. lonis
Terrible llailer n fcorope.
PARIS, July 13. The River Arve, in the
Chamounix valley, overflowed its banks
Monday night and practically swept away
St. Gervais, a famous health resort. It is
reported that 200 lives were lost.
Hisl Personal Experience.
Hon. James W. Husied, while serving
his tixth term as Speaker of tbe Assem
bly of tbe Slate of New York, writes:
"State of New York, Assembly Chamber. )
Albany, Jan. 16, 1890. J
I desire once more to bear my testi
mony to tbe value of Allcck'a Porous
Plasters. I bave used them for 25 years
past, and can conscientiouly commend
them as the best external remedy that I
bave known. Years fcpo, when thrown
from a carriage and seriously iniured. I
gave them a thorough trial. In a very
t-hort time the pain that I was suffering
disappeared, and within a week I was
entirety relieved. On another occasion,
when suffering from a severe cough,
which threatened pulmonary difficulties,
which I was recommended to go to Flor
ida to relieve, I determined to test the
r tasters aga:n. I applied them to my
chest and between tbe shoulder blades,
and in less than a fortnight was entirely
cured. On still anothtr occasion, when
suffering from an a i tack of rheumatism
in the shoulder to such an extent that I
could hardly raise my arm. I again re
sorted to the plasters, and within a very
few days the rheumatism entirely disap
peared. I have them constantly by me.
whether at borne or abroad. My family
as well as myself bave found the m to be
a sovereign remedy, both for external
and internal troubles. I never bad but
one Kidney difficulty in my life, and the
application of the plasters cured me in a
week. I desire, as I said before, to bear
mv testimony in a public way to their
efficacy, and I know of no betjer way of
doing it than by giving you my personal
Davenport Mile Track Races
and tbe Mississippi River Carniyal,
August 2. S, 4 and 5, 1892. For this
occasion and 'he great $10,000 race be
tween Allerton and Delmarch, tbe Chi
csco, Burlington & Q lincy Railroad
ct mpany will sell tickets from all points
on its line within 150 miles of Davenport
at the rate of one fare for the round trip.
Tickets on sale Aueust 2 to 6 inclusive,
crood to return up to and including Aug.
6. H. D. Mack, D. P. A .
P. S. Etjbtib, G. P. A., Rock Island.
A Thoughtful Person
consults bis best interests bv having a box
of Krause's Headache Capsules at hand;
taken as directed will prevent or stop any
kind of headache, no matter what the
cause, in fact if your skull was cracked it
would prevent pain. Tbe frequency of
the i.t tacks will dimmish and by taking
tbe capsules at the approach of a head
ache vou will never have another.
For Bale by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wnolesale agents.
How I Felt.
Why, two years ago I was just about
c.rtzv. ard no wonder that mv wife and
chi dren were afraid of me. You just
want to suffer with neuralgia with no re
lief as I did until I used Sulphur BitUrs.
l hw cured me. and now mv wife says I
am as meek as a lamb. Robert Davis,
American House, Boston.
The pleasant effect and perfect safety
with which ladies may use tbe California
liquid laxative Syrup of Figs, under all
conditions, makes it their favorite remedy.
To gel the true and genuine article, look
for tbe name of tbe California Fig Syrup
C , printed near the bottom of the pack
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possess
n -i 1 t I.
Characteristics of Hood's Sarsaparllla:
The largest sale, the most merit, the great
eat cures. Try it, and realise iU bene flu
Bel). Conrads & Co., fancy old goyern
ment Java and Mocha. Banner Combina
tion Aukoria; McLaughlin's Ambrosa.
Golden Roast XXXX package; Dwinel
. , e r- nrw;.A Ditau T a r o and
llaywoou o& i., nunc
Mocha, Java Combination, Excelsior Java
and Mocha; Franklin McVeagh & Co.,
genuine Arabian Mocha, Java, broken
Java; Chase & Sanborn. Java and Mocha:
Arbuckle's package; Lion package; 8her
mon Bros. Merique coffee .
1 ne BOO ve uranua u -
found at W. A. Ebleb's. No. 805 Twen
Hot Springs Skin Soap,
Prpnared nrincinall v from the evap
orated waters of the Hot Sprirgs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the tonet. ine
healing powers of the Hot Springs of
irk.niK have Inns been known and rec
ognized by the medical profession all
over the country, ine manuiaciurera
believe that in presenting to tne puonc
thoir Pint ftnrinra Skin SoaD. they have
given 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, buistinq; through the
fkin in pimples, blotches and sores, and
SBdder still, when the young and innocent
are laughed at and twitted in all such
caees. 1'arenlS (noma give mem iui
good and pure remedy, frulphur Bitters,
which will search and drive out of the
blood every particle of humor. Health
The Physicians of the
Scott Medical Institute
wish to announce to their
patients that they have ta
ken a trip; their object be
ing to visit some of the
Patients r ow under our
treatment can receive their
medicine as usual. Rooms
$ and 6, Ryan block. But
no new cases will be ta
ken until they return; the
Institute will then open up
in their new Rooms, over
American Express' Co.,
The time of absence
will be deducted from any
Business will be resum
LABOE. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For "ft a?hiDg Machine use.
WARNOCK & RALSTON.
Tho dnlre a (rood buvtnewi pottlnn In tho WorWa
lr city Rlinuld write at once fur I'rospectus of tbe
Anions Metropolitan HuMnew College. Chicago.
Jnusual facilities for placl n g rraOtiates. Established
atyeara. Oconplea It own -' llrw
n -x PrtuctnaJ.
ar . a.
evfcfirWXIAN THAT HAS ANY ENSC.
And many there: ee we icfe.
WILL SPEND HER CENTS FOR AIKFFIII rKr
Of WIRBANICS-SANTA- CL AUS-SOAP.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Juet received a large !rrc!ce of the lateet Imported atd DomeMic Srrir.p ar.ri
Suitings, welch he ia felling at (25.00 and op. Bis line of overcoatings car.r.ot N t lo
west of Chicago. A very fire line of pants, which be la selling at $6 CO and tit. ( u ,
and male : onr selection while tbe stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper IIousk.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Cation
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue
C. J. W. S C HREINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenne. Residence 1119 Fourth avenn.
Plans and specifications fnrnisbed on all classes of work ; also agent m it liier'e Pater: c:zt
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
rock Island, .j.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will he located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
I Ail k nds of Cut Flowera constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest i- Ia. 304 Brady Street, Pavt.tipor:.I'
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
'All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
Mtrotut aio afteh luxu. rtjutvi Vie trumey. Circular free. el a rc as Acftc herd o.. 'uieuo,
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen, 3d Aveand 20th street.
avenport Business College,
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
n un M .
Twentythird street on or before Ausruft''
1803 Second Axenue.
Flans and estimate for all kinds of bnUdlc?
rt Kuornal to enre nil Tnrrutn dtCi.t?!. imrh Wuk '
14 ot Bruin !w- r. Hti'lnche. WuKeluIm-, Iot Munhootl. N 1
Mri9. Nfrvtiupite!, lx.-iMiude.all drum aitl f put or f ti '
OrjcHHf in t-itlierjE cutis by oer pifmon, youthful it-" r
uei'f thati,fijiiiin or tlmulair Vhioh o.n Icao to IntiMi itv- -tion
nod Infttinity. Put np convenient t carry in ve-t pkfi. 1 rf '
sTcshr niui1:! frf5. With every C ii!r we oitv a rrtn wrr f"
J. C. DUNCAN, BDavenport.