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Avenue, Rok Island. 111.
J. W- Potter,
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per annum ; In advance (1 .50 .
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tive character, political or religions, mast have
real name attached for publication. No ench
articles will be printed over flctitions signatures.
Anoymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited froai every township
In Bock island county.
Patckdat. August 20. 1892.
Democratic Congressional Convention.
The democrat'c voters In the several counties
Comprising the Eleventh Congressional District
ars reqaesed to send delegates to a congres
aional cenvention to be held at Monmouth, 111.,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 1893,
at 10:90 o'c'ock, a. m., for the purpose of nomin
ating a candidate for congress, a member of the
board of equalization, and to transact snch other
business as may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention. The several counties in
tbe congressional district will be entitled to a re
presentation on the basis of one delegate foreverv
JfOO voter, and one for a fraction of 100 voles or
over cast for Edward 9. Wilson for state treas
nrer in 181-0, as follows :
Counties. Votes 18 No. Del.
Rock Island 4 S'l 21
Mercer .,3.0(16 10
Henderson IS4 5
Warren S.S56 11
Hancock - - a.OCC 20
McDonougb S.458 16
Schuyler ...l.tKH 10
By order democratic congressional committee
of the Eleventh congressional district of Illinois.
J. W. POTTKH, Chairman.
H. C. COOK, Secretary.
Mossoriu, 111., July , 199S".
Pursuant to a call of the courty central commit"
tee, the democratic voters of the city of Kock Isl
and are requested to meet In the different wards
of the city at 8 p. m., Monday Aug. 39. to select
delegates to attend the county convention to be
held at the court house on the &4thmt. Each
ward is entitled to representees as follows:
First ward 4 Delegates.
Second ward 5 "
Third ward 6 "
Fourth w-:d 5 "
Fifth witrd 6 "
Filth ward 4
Seventh ward 3 "
The voters assembled at each caucus are also
requested to organize a cemocratic ward club,
wbose membership should include every demo
crat in the ward,
HBXRY L. WHEELAN.
Chairman City-Township Committee.
Democratic Senatorial Convention:
The counties of Rock Island and Henry, com
prising the Twenty-first senatorial district are,
requested to send delegates to a convention to be
held at the court houe in the city of Kock Isl
ON TUESDAY, SEPT, 6 1992,
at 2:30 p. m., for tbe purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and transactii g such other busi
ness as may properly come before the convention.
The bads of representative will be one dele
gate for every 200 votes or fraction thereof of 100
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in 188a, as follows:
Koci Island county. ...3,644 votes IS delegates.
Henry county 3,363 ' IS
L. C. Blaniuso,
L. F. Dimmick.
Rock Islasd, Iils., Aug. 18, 183.
' The United States geological survey
has been for 10 years engaged in mak
ing a great map of tbe United States,
parts of which will be on exhibition at
the World's Fair. The piece, six feet in
length and four feet in width, now
ready, includes the state of Connecticut
and a bit of Long Island and eastern
New York. This map wiil take at
least 25 more years to complete. Its
detail is such that upon it will be indi
cated every stream, brook, hillock, moun
tain, valley, farm, village and city. It
will show every public and private road
as completely as a surveyor's map of a
small township. This map, when com
pleted, would, if spread out, cover a lit
tle over three-quarters of an acre in bu
pergcial area. Of course it would be
impossible to suspend such a map as to
mske it available for practical use, and
therefore it will have to be published in
Tbe Reform In Illinois and Indiana.
Tk. f T,ihtinA in mAVAil ie a v
plain the somewhat startling fact that
under the recent assessment in Illinois
the value of property in Cook county ad
vanced $7,652,000. while the value of
property in tbe remainder of the state fell
about $400,000. It asserts that values
in Cook county have in fact advanced
very much more than tbe figures indicate,
and in the remainder of the state they
have advanced somewhat but not so mucu
as in Cook county, and therefore "is is
not so inequitable to put down the rest
of the state, which does not grow as rap
idly as Cook, as having lost a little dur
ing the twelyemonth." Possibly it may
not be inequitable, but certainly it is very
absurd. A system under which officials
mske sworn reports that are absolutely
false and that every one knows to be
false cannot fail to be injurious in its
moral effects, and nothing is more clearly
demonstrated than that assessments made
on a pre established basis of undervalua
tion are always unjust to the smaller tax
payers. In Illinois the state board of
equalization openly declared that prop
erty in pent rl was assessed at only one
four. h of its value, and it assessed rail
road property on that basis. What is
most remarkable is that tbe Tribune,
which seems to have some idea of tbe
evil of the present system, offers the fol
lowing strange jumble of sense and non
aene in regard to it:
Tbe last legislature and the one before
It were asked to remedy the evils of too
low assessments by giving the state board
power to raise the sum total of the as
sessments 20 or 80 per cent, in order to
make a more perfect equalization. At
present the grand total cannot be in
creased more than 1 per cent, and conse
quently tbe board bad to cut down coun
ties which are too low in order to raise
others which are very much too low.
But the legislature would not act. Some
of them were indifferent. Others had
their head full of crazy schemes for
double taxation and for the "relief" of
farmers by making them pay higher in
terest on their loans. So nothing was
The general assembly which meets
next January should not be as negligent
of its duty as its predecessors, and
should give the board of equalization a
little more discretion than it has now. It
should not seek to raise the assessments
to the full cash value, but provide as far
as it can for haviDg them made on the
one-third basis, which was in vogue
when the constitution was adopted and
its limitations on taxation and indebted
ness were agreed on.
Why not assess at "full cash valuer"
Why should there be an attempt to as
sess "on tbe one-third basis?" If the
Tribune will take the trouble to invest. -state
the conclusions of those who have
sudied the subject of taxation in recent
years it will find that they are unanimous
in the opinion that there is no justice or
fairness in any system of assessment ex
cept at full cash value. Any other sys
tem inysrtably favors corporations aa
wealthy individuals. In fact, the recent
revenue commission of Illinois added its
testimony to this effect to all those that
Dreceded it. It is easier to assess at full
cash value than at any percentage of full
cash value, and it necessitates no in
crease of taxation. The only question is
whether you will have a small valuation
with a large rate, or a large valuation
with a small rate. Of course, taxes will
be increased if rates are not reduced, as
is shown in the local taxes levied by re
publican officials in this state, but that
was done intentionally and for political
purposes, and has nothing to do with
the conditions of a proper administration
of a tax law.
The Tribune is clearly right as to the
importonce of giving the state board
greater power, but it is equally wrong in
proposing to limit its changes to 20 or 30
per cent of the original assessment. That
would be merely a change of evils. Indi
ana suffered from precisely the same evils
as Illinois, and determined to be freed
from tbem. She therefore adopted full
cash valuation and gave her state board
absolute power, with no limitation or re
striction except the official oaths of the
members and the force of public opinion.
The result was all tbat coald be asked.
We have now the fairest equalization ever
made in tbe state and for tbe first time
in the history of any state in the union
corporations have been orougnt up
squarely to the level of other taxpayers.
While property in general advancea only
46 per cent in assessed value, railroad
property advanced 130 per cent, and
other corporations proportionately. The
average rate of taxation in this state has
decreased from $1.70 on $100 to $1.40,
and would have decreased to 127 but
for the unnecessary increase of local
tsxes by republican officials for tbe pur
pose of casting odium on the tax law.
Naturally the corporations have re
sisted this law in every way they could,
and the newspapers commonly
in the employ of the corpor
ations in their contests with the people
have done what they could to bring
tbe law in'o disrepute. But all in
vain. The law is triumphant everywhere.
Tbe people understand its advantages
and could not be induced to go oacK to
the old system still in use in Illinois.
Tbe corporations have been beaten in
the courts, and are now making a last
desperate effort to escape justice .y
browbeating and blackguarding tbe state
board of equaliz tion They will not
succeed. We think that the present
board is composed of men who have re
gard for their official oaths, and will
keep tbe corporations on a level witn
Catarrn Can't he Cared
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and in
order to cure it you have to take internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and sets directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is no quack medicine. It was pre
scribed by one of the best physicians in
this country for years; and is a regular
prescription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfect combina
tion of tbe two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Chknkt & Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists price 75c.
Among tbe thousands of testimonials
of cures by Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Allisons, a well-known
citizen of Olen Rock. Pa., who for years
had shortness of breath, sleeplessness,
pain in left side, shoulders, smothering
spells, etc.; one bottle of Dr. Miles New
Heart Cure and one box of Nerve and
Liver Pills, cured him. Peter Jaquet,
Salem, N J., is another witness, who for
twenty years suffered with heart disease,
was pronounced incurable by physicians,
death stared bim in the face, could not
lie down for fear of smothering to death.
Immediately after using tbe New Cure
he felt better and could lie down and
sleep all night, and is now a well man.
Tbe New Cure is sold, also free book, by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
Hot Spring's Skin Soap,
Prepared principally from the evap
orated waters of tbe Hot Springs, Arkan
sas. Delightful for the toilet. Tbe
healing powers of tbe Hot Springs of
Arkansas have long been known and rec
ognized by tbe medical profession all
over tbe country. Tbe manufacturers
believe that in presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Soap, 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 & Bahnsen wholesale
Miles' Nerve and Llnr 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,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest! 60 doses 25
cents. , Samples free at Hartz & Bahn
Tw.ntr Years' ExTeriene
C. D. Fredricks, the well known pho
tographer, 770 Broadway. New York,
I have been using AUcock's Porous
Plasters for 20 years, and found them
one of the best of family medicines.
Briefly summing up my experience, I say
tbat when placed on the small of the
back Allccck's Plasters fill the body with
nervous energy, and thus cure fatigue.
bria exhaustion, debility and kidney
difficulties. For women and children I
have found them invaluable. They
never irritate the skin or cause the
slightest pain, but cure sore throat,
coughs, colds, pains in side, back or
chest, indigestion and bowel complaints.'
Bradfleld'a Female. Regulator
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
and enduring reputation. It is a com
bination of vegetable agents, the result
of the experionce of one who made the
diseases of women a life-long study.
Taken according to directions the organs
awake to new life and energy, leavine
the woman free from pain at these per
iods. 8oldby Hartz & Bahnsen.
What the Hon. George Q. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and bis glasses
are simply unequalled In my experience.
Q. O. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Cheap Excursion to the East.
Monday.Aug. 15ih.the R.,1. & H. rail
way will sell round trip tickets to Niagara
Falls and return at the rate of $13. Solid
trains will be run from Peoria. This ex
cursion will afford an excellent oppor
tunity to visit points in Ohio, New
York Pennsylvania and all eastern cities.
Stop-over permitted at intermediate
For sleeping car berths and detail in
formation, inquire of
R. Btookhocse, Gen'l. Tkt. Agt.
Iowa State Fair.
Dear Sir While at the state fair my
wife tried your Krause's Headache Cap
sales with good results. We have men
tioned them to some of our neighbors
and they want to give them a trial.
They prove to be all tbat they are rec
ommended. Please find enclosed ex
press order for $1, for which send four
boxes of capsules .
C. M. Wilson, Gilbert, Iowa.
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 tbem that
good and pure remedy. Sulphur Bitters,
which will search and drive out of the
blood every partkle of humor. Health
Head His Own Obltnary.
Mr. Albert Owens is a prominent
young farmer near Winnebago City,
Minn. He spent hundreds of dollars in
endeavoring to recover from nervous
prostration, and a year ago was so low
that a report of his death reached the
editor of the Winnebago Press News.
An obituary of Mr. Owens appeared in
that paper, and was read by him. While
in this condition he began taking Dr.
Miles' Restorative Remedies, and in a
short time was a well man. bays be
never felt better than now.
I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Derr, Phar
I had catarrh of tbe head and throat t- r
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm, and
from the first application I was relieved.
The sense of smell, which bad been lost,
wl.8 restored after using one bottle. I
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected a
cure in my case. H. L. Myer, Waverly,
about your feet hurting you when Chryso
Corn Cure will cure corns, bunions, etc.
Every bottle warranted at Hartz & Bahn
sen's. Are vou troubled with any skin dis
order? " Hot Springs Skin Salve is all
tbat the name irr plies. The salts from
the evaporated waters are embodied in
its composition, and it should be used
wherever a salve or ointment is neces
sary. Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
Orchard State bank, of Orchard, Ne
braska, makes investments in real estate
securities; 7 per cent interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the personal inspection of the officers
E. W.Dart, president; J. 8. Dart, cashier.
References Mitchell & Lynde. bank
ers; J. F. Robinson, cashier Rock Island
National bank; C. C. Carter, M. D.;
Henry Dart's Sons, wholesale grocers.
How I Felt.
Why, two years ago I was just about
crazy, and no wonder tbat my wife and
children were afraid of me. You just
want to suffer with neuralgia with no re
lief as I did until I used Sulphur Bitters.
They cured me, and now my wife says I
am as meek as a lamb. Robert Davis,
American House, Boston.
Pure and Wholesome Quality
Commends to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid laxative remedy. Syrup of
Figs. It is pleasant to the taste, and by
acting gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowels to cleanse the system effectually,
it promotes the health and comfort of all
who use it, aiid with millions it is tbe
best and only remedy. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
Tuesdays. Aug. 80th. and Sept. 27th,
1892. the a. M. & St. P. Railway will
sell harvest excursion tickets to points in
Iowa, Minnesota and Dakota for ono fare
for round trip. Tickets are good for re
turn 20 days from date of sale. No stops
over permitted on these tickets.
E. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
Joseph Ruby, of Columbia. Pa , suffer
ed from birth with scrofula humor, till he
was perfectly cured by Hood's Sana
Expected to Die.
Was Told She Could Not
An Instance of what neglected Catarrh will lead
to is given in the ce of Mrs Anna Lonieon,
whose statements follow, and who suffered in the
most serious manner from HiADicHK, Sobs
Thbo-t, Dsafsibs, Bronchitis, Asthma, Lena
Trouble, Catarrh or Stomach, and Nebvocs
Mrs LonUon lives at the corner of River Road
and Bridge Ave. She says:
"Mv trouble began rea ly fonr years ago. with
catarrh of the head. I had vio.ent headaches, the
top of my nead being nearly split by the pain.
My nose and bead stopped np. My nose was diy
and painful, and thmgb I snuffed up all kinds of
remedies, 1 could not make it moist or stop the
burning. My throat became so sore that I found
it almo.t Impossible to swallow. It was fever
ishly dry and my month was dry and hot also. I
bad severe paina in my breast and bc and aw
ful stitches in the side. I contracted a severe
rniwh whlrh was verv distressing. I bad no ap
atite, and food distressed roe. 1 aiso naa mini
ng spells. 1 a told I would dlo from cousomp
Children Cry for
tion. It seemed irarosMbe for me to breathe. X
have been under treatment three weeks and now
have no faintinc spells, and my ca'arrh is entirely
curei. Ireomnend thoc afflicted to apply to
the SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE.
NOW IS THE TIME-
One Month's Treatment in Summer
Equal to Three in Winter.
The present warm weather is a boon to sufferer.-
from catarrh. For these reasons:
In the first place, there is less 1-nbility, at this
period of the year, to take cold than at any other
time Consequently there is no irritating cause
of delay In cure or probability of a relapse.
Secondly, tbe climate is all that can be desired.
Thirdly, nature is kindly in summer and lends
its best aid to the 1 Hons of the phv sic'an. One
month's treatment now is worth three in wint r.
Now i the time and the opportunity is jst
what is desired for the worst cases. Do not let it
go, by thinking you will get well (for with the
nrt old, jour trouble will return worrc th-m ev
er), but place yourself under the treatment em
ployed at Scott Medical Institute and have done
for yon in the next two months what might not be
possible to be effected until Lest summer.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eve, Ear.
Nose, Throat, Luoes and all forms of
Chronic Diseases, no matter bow long
standing. No case taken where there is
any doubt of a complete cure.
Special a'tention given to dieeases of
women and chiMren.
SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Office Hours 9 to It a. m., 2 to 4 p. m . 7 to 8 p.
m. Parlors over Amesican Fxpress office, 221
Brady street. No office hours Snndav evening.
"THE OLD RELIABLE."
HAYES & CLEAVELAND
Representing over 40 Million DolUrs
of Cash assets.
Fire, Life. Tornado-
Bonds of Suretyship
OFFICE Room 21, Mitche'l Lynde's block,
Rmk Inland, Ills.
l3Ptiecure our rates; they will interest you.
A Woman may seWand a Woman may spin.
And a Woman may Work' a!i day,
ButLwtal SATA(u5p cornea into 6er fcouse
Then vanish all troubles aWay.
ROCK ISLAND BUGGY CO.,
It will pay you
To get our
before bayin g
Park Wa cr
Factory anl Ware rooms on 16th street, bet. lit and 2d ave.
Retril Trade especially solicited.
J. B. ZIMMEB,
Hs j ist received a large invoice of the Ktest 1m ported aud Domestic Spring ni Sr.iuTr.er
Sailings, which he is selling at $25,00 and n;. His line of overcoating cannot be excelled
west of t hicago. A very fine line of pants, which he Is selling at $6.00 and up. Call e--T.y
and make yonr selection while the stock is corcolete.
Star Block Opposite Harper House.
JT. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
flfkr l nil . 17? !t!ill
f v j ANTHRACITE COAL. II I IAL H
Sass IR 0 TFT!
"We aie now ready lo serve
you with a delicious dish of
Cream. Oiders for parties
promptly attended to.
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
ook's Cotton Root
A recent discovery by an old
physician ttuccessf ull used
monthly by thousands of la
dies. Is the only perfectly
ste ana rename medicine
discovered. Beware of nn-
nrinciDled drnirrieta who of
fer inferior medicines in place of thia. Ask for
CooK'a Cottor Koor Compoukd, take oo substi
tute, or inclose ft and cemte in postage in letter,
and we will send, sealed, by return mail Poll
sealed particulars in plain envelope, lo ladies
only, S stamps. Address
POND LILL1 COMPANY,
No. 8 Fisher Block, Detroi. Mich.
Bold in Rock Island by Marshall 61 Fishct. Fa'
per Boose. Harts A Bahnsen. Smb. street and ta
ave., and druggists everywhere.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady 8treet
Ail k nds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Bouses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest tr la. 304 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and JBiailcier,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . ,
and Seventh Avenue,
'All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimate for all kinds of bnildlnjn
furnished en application.
tra wniirmntr to cure atl rwvons discuses, snch aa Weak Motnorv
lrfMS oi lirsiii lvwr. Htaatiictie. Waktrnln-As, lust Manhood. Niuhi.'v KmlW
slons. Kervotinnens. ltrsuude. all drains and loss of power of the Ueneratlre
Oritani In ptlhernrKCauM I bTorprTirthMi. vnntSfitl rrv.a . . .- , w
k uiaX tohacuo. opium or stimulants, which soon lead to InRrniltv. Consnrop-
i.1' tion and Inaanit v. lut nr convenient I, carrrinMt nnkat mm aw .....4
asehv mai!: 6tr(5. With tm? li oni aln unibn n.7m.
dtkb 1-mno. or refund tlx moiuj. Circular free. "-ii-ess Acpvc Seed C., Cklcafo, 111
sale in Rock island by Harts & Bahnsen, 8d ATe,Tand 20th street.
)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUE ADDRESS
J. C DUNCAN, Proprietor.