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FSIBAT, ACGC8T 12. 1892-
0MIOCRAI 1C SATIOX.lli TICKE r
For President G HOVER CLEYELAXO
rot Vice President A&LAI E. bl EVENSciN
For Gore .-nor JOHN P ALTGELD
rorCoDmnmtii at large JOHN BLACK
PorCoiKremnanatlarKe..ANIREM J Hl'.NTKK
roe Lieuleoant Govrnor JlLrH B GILL
For Secretary of Mate M 11 hlKIOHSEN
For Auditor DaYID GORE
For Treasurer RL'FTJS N
For Attorney tfe-neral M T MALONEY
For Elector, 11th Dirt J. II. HANLEY
The Democratic voter in the several conntie
com pi mine the 'event h Contrr?retona) District
are rtijoested to hi.1 celegates to a C'orres-
lun'Tuuun to oe oeiQ fct Monmoutn. in nois,
THlKSi'AY. EPT. 1. l.
at 10:30 o'c'ocs, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for congress, a member of the
board of equalization, and to tram-act such other
business as may be presented for the considera
tion i me convention inereverai counties in
the congressional district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis of one delegate for
very SuO rotes and one for a fj-aclon of 100 votes
or over, CaM for Edward 8. Wiison, for sta'e
treasurer t j.qo, as follows:
Connties. Votes 190 No. Del.
Rock Is Una 4.9x1 ill
Mercer , 10
HendersoB 934 6
Warren X&i 11
Hancock 4.(S 80
McDotongh 8,258 1
By order of Democratic Congressional commit
tee of the Eleventh Congressional district of Illi
nois, rf. . PoTTEK, Ch'm.
U. C. Cook, Sec"y.
Monmontb, 111., July t, 1892.
Democratic County Convention.
The Democrats of Rock Island county are here
by reqntttt-d to rend delegates to a convention to
oe be id at the coon house in the city ..' Rock
Island Wednesday, Aagnat 24, 1H92. at 11 o'clocu
a. m , for the purpose of nominating cardidates
for the offices of state's attorney, circuit clerk,
coroner and surveyor, and selecting delegates to
the congressional convention to be held at Mon
mouth, Sept. l.and also to the senatorial conven
tion. 1 he basts of representation at said county
convention will be one delegate lor each town
ship and upon the vote for Cleveland and '1 hur
nan in l8s apportiored among the different
townships, precincts and wards in the ratio of one
delegate to every AO voters, and one delegate for
every n ajor part thereof, and according to which
the following wtll be the representation:
Cordova 8 Canoe Creek 2
Has pton, 1st precinct 8 Coe 8
tod 2 Zuma S
8rd S Port Byron 2
Black Hawk 4 Coal Valley 8
Bowling 9 Andalm-ia
Buffalo Prairie 4 South Moll'
South Rock Iflsnd...
R, Island 1st Ward..
" 2nd " ..
4th " ..
th " .
7ch " ..
3 Moline 1st Ward
8 2nd -
4 " Srd
rj " 5th " ....
5 " 6ih " ....
6 " 7th " ....
4 Edglnirfn-lt Hrec't
o " na
TT: caucuses in the several townships will be
held at 4 p. m.. and in 51 (.lir e and Rock Island at
8:00 p. tn. on Monday. Augui-tilM, 1MH.
T. S. SILV18, Chairman.
Wm. McEnibt, Secretary.
Germany, in anticipation of a war
with France, has a golden treasure of
$60,000,000 marks stowed away in a eafe
Thocgh tte next solar eclipse does
not take place until Apiil 15, 1893, as
tronomers arc already nsiir making plsns
for ob.eryi?g it.
St. Louis Republic: Governor Fifer
said in Lis Pinkerton epeech: "A repub
lican governor re commended and a re
publican hgialature passed a law re
strictinc tbe Piiikertone." "Wli? was It
not tLforced at East St. Louis under
Oglesby. and at Braidwood under FiferT
Wbat Senator Palmer insisted on in 1S88
was that tbe law should be enforced, and
what be said was that his administration,
if he was elected, should be "as strong as
the law, no stronger; as weak, as the law,
no weaker." . V' ' '
Speaker C'rtp' Wlsilora.
Speaker Crisp has a lucid way of pre
senting an argument. In the American
Journal of Politics, referring to a com
mon sophistry, be says:
Our protectionist friends point to the
fact that in the last 25 years there has
been a pTrat rtduction in the price of
manufactures, and claim that all thi is
due to the present protective system.
They forget that something is due to
science, art Btid invention. Twenty-five
years ago one or an was engaged a whole
day making a pair of shoes; the pay
which be received for that pair of shoes
had to include a sufficient snm fcr labor
to support him, and therefore, necessari
ly, the price of the shoes was considera
ble . Now we have machines which with
tbe aid of three or four men will make
1U0 pairs or perhaps 200 pairs of shoes a
day. Under such circumstances outht not.
the price or shoes to be reduced, tariff
or no tariff? So persistent and enthusi
astic are our mends in making claims
for the beneficial effects of a protective
tariff that they profess to believe that
even our inventions are due to a protec
tive system. No one has any shadow of
right to assume that had there been no
protective tariff in this country, there
would baye been no inventions; that
withont it there would have been no ef
fort on the part of the inventive genius
of America to do all it could to facilitate
production and cheapen prices. No
legislation that may pass or that may
fail to pass can prevent American ingen -nity
from doing all that man can do to
diminish the cost of producing tbe
necessaries of life.
. The in justice of the protective system
la thai clearly sUted:
To constitute a market there must be
buyers and sellers. Tbe buyers of man
vfaetuxed articles in this country are
sum be red by millions, tbe sellers by
On tlio Yergre Of Destruction.
thousands. The millions who
buy want cheap goods, the thous
ands who sell want high prices.
Let alone, the law of supply and demand
would satisfactorily regulate prices in
this market, but the thousands who sell
do not want to be let alone; they want a
law which dnves out many who want to
be sellers, thus restricting the number of
those who sell and enabling them to get
nietaer Drices for the goods from the mil
lions who buy. Naturally the millions
who buy are Americans; they must be
The thousands who sell may or may not
The cry of "American market for Ameri
cans.' means, therefore, that none but
Americans shall have the privilege of
selling in the American market. Wny
should this be demanded if it did not en
able the seller to get a higher price for
his good? And why should this privi
lege be granted when its only effect is to
impose an additional and unnecessary
burden upon millions or our people in
order that some thousands may reap
whera ttey have not sown?"
Am to Exported Carpets.
Z7ew York Times.
We find in one of our con
temporaries the loiiowing remarks
about carpets, credited to the Press
of this city:
"In spite of all the talk about carpet
wools we ship carpets of considerable
If it were true that our manufacturers
of carpets were selling considerable
quantities of their goods in foreign coun
tries in open competition with carpets
made in Europe, why would they ned
the enormous duties - now im
posed to prevent tbe sale of foreign car
pets in open competition with their own
goods at home?
But it is not true. The Carpet ana
Upholestry Trade Review reports that
the quantity manufactured annually in
this country exceeds 85.000,000 yards.
Out of so large an output, only 9.655
yards were exported in the eleven months
of the last fiscal year ending May 31.
The following table shows tbe quantity
annually manufactured, and the quanti
ties ex. pored in tbe last six years:
Annual output at present 85,om.ooo
Exports in IfhT
Exports in 1W
Exports in 1H90
Kxports in 191
Fxporta in 1S'.2 (11 months)
Tbe exported goods are lower priced
carpets, tbe value of those shipped in
189.) having been about 70 cents a yarl.
The export trade in carpets is sub
stantially nothing. And yet, if tbe cost
of the manufacturers' raw material were
not largely increased by tariff duties,
large quantities of American carpe's
could be sold abroad. The manufac
turer must import his wool, for wool of
the kind which he nses is not produced
in this country except in very small
quan ities. Tbe tariff tax for carpet
wool is 32 percent for one grade and 50
per cent for tbe other. These are the
McKinley duties, which are higher than
the old rate by 50 per cent in tbe firs:
case and 66 per cent in the second.
Even these high duties have been in
creased by the treasury department's ap
plication of certain tricky phrases which
were inserted in the McKinley bill by
persons who desired to make tbe tax as
heavy as possible, and. the truth is that on
a part of their raw materia) tbe manufac
turers arc forced to pay duties of 64 or
100 per cent.
An American manufacturer who must
pay upon his raw material a tax of at
least 32 to 50 per cent of its original
value, cannot expect to sell his c-rpets
in foreign countries in competition with
tbe carpets of manufacturers who pay so
much tax. The few yards that are sold
abroad arc sent to South America or the
West Indies under exceptional condi
tions, but the quality is so small that it
scarcely deserves to be noticed in tbe
official report. The less that is said
about tbe export trade in carpets tbe
better for our high tariff friends. They
cannot with profit to themselves invite
attention to one of tbe most indefensible
and absurd of the McKinley taxes.
about your feet hurting you when Chryso
Corn Cure will cure corns, bunions, etc.
Every bottle warranted at Hartz & Babn
sen's. Are vou troubled with any skin dis
order? ' Hot Springs Skin Salve is all
that the name iir plies. Tbe Baits from
the evaporated waters are embodied in
its composition, and it should be nsed
wherever a salve or ointment is neces
sary. Cubeb Cough Care One minute.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz ft
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
When Ere her paradise forsook.
She cast a swift despairing look
At Eden in Its loveliness;
Then, conscious of her sad distress.
From heaven she stole a bit of sky
To beam forever In her eye.
A star that cinlei in a dance
She seized to radiate her glance:
A tiny rose that blossomed there
She plucked to make her checks as fair.
And snatched a trembling drop of dew
To purify her heart anew;
And so, amid all hopes and fears,
A bit of Eden woman bears.
-Abram S. Isaac in Ladies Home Journal.
Snakea as Pets.
Don't be frightened out of your senses
if, while being entertained in a Brazilian
home, yon find a big snake comfortably
asleep in your rocking chair or coiled un
der your pillow or feel his slimy length
drawn slowly across your neck in the night
time. It is only the useful and harmless
house snake which people keep as we at
the north do cats for exterminating mice
and roaches. I have not yet learned how
to spell his Portuguese name, but have
been introduced to hrm, so tc speak, a
number of times and live in hourly dread
of his attempting to cultivate a closer ac
quaintance. He is commonly from about
seven to twelve feet long and is dressed in
gray, mottled with black.
Already we have been offered several of
the so called "beanties:" to take home with
us as souvenirs of pleasant visits, and
when we have declined the honor, without
being quite able to disguise our shudder
ing horror, have been asked with surprise,
"Don't you have rats and roaches in your
country?" And it is impossible to tell
one's kind entertainers that we infinitely
prefer millions of rats and roaches to their
favorite pets. Here dogs are few and cats
are fewer, but every family has parrots
and monkeys galore, not to mention the
useful house snake, as universally and nu
merously as we foster canary birds and
kitu-ns. Rio de Janeiro Cor. Pittsburg
Organ Grinders and Their Tunes.
In the selection of tunes many of the
grinders use their own judgment, and in
this they are guided by the musical taste
of the locality which they propose to
"work." Those who play here at home
will choose such melodies as "Mary
Green," "Danny by My Side," "Ta-ra-ra-boom-le-ay,"
"Kelly's Masquerade Ball"
and such selections of a lively, sprightly
nature. Those who go to the small towns
in neighboring states are wise enough to j
know that "Marguerite," "The Heart
Bowed Down" or "The Blue Bells of j
Scotland" will take best, while the j
gnnaei s wno w inter in tne soma arc aiive
to the fact that "Dixie," "The Arkansaw
Traveler" ami "That Pretty Yellow Gal",
will appeal better to the taste and pockets
of the people in that locality. In the
modern fashioned piano organ the mechan
ism is so arranged that new cylinders can
be put in at any time, and according to
the manufacturer the investment in one of
these is sure to pay large returns. New
Have Plenty of Needles.
"I do not sec how women accomplish so
much with such wretched tools," remarked
a masculine critic the other day, "particu
larly their needles; they will attack every
kind of work with the smallest of needles
and with the most Indomitable courage.
I really admire their pluck, but I often
wonder while watching my sisters at work
why they do not have implements adapted
to what they are doing. A man would
have a dozen different shapes of needles
where t he woman depends on one slender,
insignilicaut little'article for everything.
"I think that every needlebook should
contain a sail maker's needle with its
curved point, an upholsterer's needle that
reaches any distance and goes through
anything, and so on regular trades nee
dles that we men use when we sew."
New York Tribune.
Recti Tying a Mistake.
One of the things which amused a lot of
wicked young men at the Oriental the
other day was the manner in which an al
together sweet and modest New Yorker
got herself on the register. The mother
did the registering and wrote, "Mr. and
Mrs. , New York; Miss , New
York." "Oh, dear," she exclaimed when
she saw this; "I forgot the children." And
this is the way it read on the register,
"Miss and two children. New York."
Ineesiant Novel Readers.
The general notion seems to be that girls
of from sixteen to twenty form the main
audience of the novelist. But we are in
clined to think that the real audience con
sists of young married women sitting at
home in the first year of their marriage.
They find themselves withont any con
straint upon their reading they choose
what they will, and they read incessantly.
John J. Taylor, of Streotor, Ills., onoe
wrote 4,100 words on the blank aide of a
postal card without artificial aid. The
words on that single card if printed In
regular newspaper type would fill li col
umns of any of the great metropolitan
An Enenjjr of Tobacco.
"Oh, papa, see the pretty humming
The object at, which the child pointed
was poised above a big white flower on
rapidly agitating wings, robbing the blos
som of nectar with its long beak.
"That is not a humming bird, pet," said
the gentleman who sat on the porch in the
gathering dusk of evening. "It is a horn
blower moth. Once upon a time it was a
big green caterpillar."
"A caterpillar, papa?"
Yes, dearie. The insect which looks so
like a humming bird, as you say, is an en
emy of my own. because it destroys to
bacco. Perhaps I would not have had to
pay so much for this cigar I am smoking
if there were no such moths In existence."
"But the moth does not eat tobacco,
"o, my dear, but it lays eggs that
hatch out into caterpillars, and the cater
pillars feed on the tobacco leaves. There
are plenty of them over in Maryland and
Virginia, and the planters have to fight
them constantly. The moth deposits its
eggs on the leaves and the new born worms
eat holes through them, which render
them useless for making cigars. When
they are full grown they are about three
inches long. They are bright green with
small red heads and are very fat and un
pleasant." "What becomes of them after they net
'Oh, they keep on eating as long as they
are growing, gobbling up whole leaves and
plants, and after shedding their skins a
few times they burrow into the ground
and stay there quite torpid for awhile.
Then they come out of the earth in the
shape of great moths, such as the one yo:i
saw a moment ago. After that they do
not care to feed upon tobacco leaves any
more, but they live on the juices of flowers,
particularly on those of the honeysuckle
and a plant called the 'Jamestown weed.'
They extract the honey from the blossoms
by means of a flexible tongue five or six
inches in length. When they are not feed
ing the tongue is coiled tip like .1 watch
j-pring under the head. Pretty fooh they
lay their eggs on the tobacco leaves ;.nd
"But what do they do to kill them?"
"A favorite way of the planters over in
Maryland is to plant t he Jamestown weeds
in the tobacco fields and put in each flower
a little black arsenic or other poison. Then
the moths cotr.e along, feed on the poisoned
honey of the blossoms and die. Men go
through the fields also and kill the cater
pillars by pinching off their heads. If such
measures were not taken the insects would
destroy the tobacco crops." Washington
The NATI0NALHYMNIsSa WORLD'S FAIR.
SANTA CLAU5 SOAP
My Country: 'tis cf the;,
Sweet land "of libertv,
Of thee I sing ;
Land where our fathers
Land where our Mother?
Over the wash-tub tied
Let freedom ring.
My native country th?e
Land of the noble, free
Thy name I love ;
I love thy tucks and fn'H
But oh: what laundry biii-:
Mvscul with horrorthr.i.--W'hen
I think of thee.
Let music swell the breeze,
And b!ow through ali
Hail SANTA CLAUS:
Let tired mortals wake
And pladly try a cake.
Let all for cleanness sa-.-:;,
Join the applause.
UT drtft'T S.1
tmd kl1n-ys. r
Is made fmm
a tea. It !-'
Bay one t 1a
J. B. ZIMMER,
If yon are painting a boat or anything
that will be much exposed to the atmos
phere, take pains to buy a good paint,
made of white lead and linseed oil and
other reliable ingredients, from a trust
In Australia there are caterpillars from
six inches to a foot long, and when a young
lady has one of them drop on her back
hair she says something in a seven octave
voice, with a calliope attachment rung
In 183S, at the siege of Herat by the Per
sians, Mahmoud Shah had a heavy bronze
gun cast in his camp, and when the siege
was raised the gun was sawed to pieces and
taken back to Teheran.
The longest canal in the world is claimed
to be the one which extends from the fron
tier of China to St. Petersburg. It meas
ures in all 4,472 miles.
Every testimonial regarding Hood's
Sarsapari.la is an honest, unpurchased
statement of what this medicine has act
That's the happy
combination found in
You drink it for pleasure, and get
physical benefit. A whole
some, refreshing, appetizing,
thirst quenching drink.
One package makes five gallons.
Don't he deceived If a dealer, for ttie sake
of larger profit, tells you torn other kind
is "just as rood "'tis laMe. fit I
isaa food as um cnuma Uaas"
Will do it, or yon SET TOUR MONET BACK.
"Costs y 1 bat It's wort AjOcjroar
Shoe Dealer for it. or aeswl jl to tWrgPAJL-
Has Jnst received a larre "rTC'-ce of the latest Imported acd Domestic Spring and Srnir.i
BnltSnps, wcicb he is selling at f 25.00 and np. His line of overcoatincs cannot be exce'Vd
west of Chicago. A very lit e line of pants, which he Is eelling at 58.CO and np. Call es- j
and make J our selection while tbe stock Is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper IIotjse.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Caiion
And Dealer i:; iVies' F:::e Woolens.
: "in r.Hccnd Avenue
C. J. W. SCHEEIKER,
Contractor etnd Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenue. ResMeacu 1119 Fonrth avenne.
riant and specifications f irnfched on all r iftese of ort : also seed o f VTiller's Paten: nNOe
Sliding Blind; , omethii.g new, stylieh and deeira!Ie.
ROCK It-LAX!?, .
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Jlways on hand a rt-plete line of Imported and Domestic Ci
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer alwaj-s oa draft.
WM. D LESSEN.
Two door west of his old place.
A line Innch from 9 to li every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always on hand.
1803 Second Avenue.
CHAS, D ANNA CHER,
Proprietor of the Brady Street
1HL O IS JES.
Ail k nde of Cat Flowers constantly on band.
Green Bouses Flower Store
One block north of Central Irk. the largest i- la. 304 Brady Street. Dart.nport.lowa.
B. F. DeGEAE,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh. Avenue,
'All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimates for all kinds of bnlldlata
famished oa application.
tbe wondortul remedy
i m unlit with n wrr-M)
ten soaraatre to core nil nerrons 1l.cii.Mrs. surb as Weak Memory,
Lii4o( Brain lw r. H-alac!ie. Wskcf ulnrsM. Lnt Manhood. Nitttatly Kml
sions. Nerrouftttena. lali.udo. all drttm and liss of power of the ieneratlTS
Organ in either ser anMJ by orer exertion, youthful crnv. or AxceiTS;
uae of tob&coo. opium r stimulants wntch io"n lead to lnf)rnitr. Con.anip.
aire by mail: 6 for f&. Wild every f oner we air a tmtttn mwrant to curt
aaTOBsaita arras csixa. or rcund the nuMy. Circular free. ?jreJ Serve fceed Co., Ckttso.Ila
For sale in Rock island by Harts & Bahnsen. 8d Ave, 'and 20th street.
aven port Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT.T. DEPARTMENTS.
J. C DUNCAN. Dayenport.