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Monday, August 23. 1892.
Democratic Congressional Convention-
The democrat'e voters In the several connties
comprising tbe Eleventh Congressional District
are reqnes en to send delegates to a coneres
sional cinvention to be held at Monmouth, 111.,
THURSDAY, 6EPT. 1, 189-2,
at 10:30 o'c'ock, a. m., for the pnrpose of nomin
ating a candidate tor congress, a memoer or tne
board of equalization, and to transact such other
business as may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention . The several counties in
tne congressional district will be ent.tled to a re
presentation on the basis of one delegate for every
siOO votes, and one for a fraction of 100 vo'es or
over csst ror toward p. Wilson Tor state treas
urer in 1810. as follows :
Counties. Votes lijMO Xo. Del
Rock Island 4 'l 21
Mercer 2 03 10
Henderson d'4 ft
Warren 2.SW5 11
Hancock - - 4.005 90
McDonouxb 8.258 16
Schuyler ...l.t4 10
By Tder democtatic congressional committee
of the Eleventh congressional district of Illinois.
J. W. 1WIEK, Ch.irman.
H. C. COOK, Secretary.
Moshoith, 111., July 9. 18:
Pursuant to a call of the courty central commit
tee, the democratic voters of the city of Rock Isl
and are requested to meet in the aifferent wards
of tbe city at 8 p. m.. Monday Aug. 2. to select
delegates to attend tne county convention to te
held at the court house on the 84th inst. Each
ward is entitled to representees as follows:
First ward 4 Delegates.
Second ward 5
Third ward "
Fonrth wi:d 5
Fifth ward 6
Sixth ward 4 "
Seventh ward S "
The voters assembled at each eancus are also
requested to organize a democratic ward cub,
whose membership should include every demo
crat in toe ward.
HENRY L. WHEEIAX.
Chairman City-Township Committee.
Democratic Senatorial Convention.
The counties of Rock Island and Henry, com
prising the Twenty first senatorial district are.
reouested to send delegates to a convention to be
held at the court hou-e in the city of Kock Isl
OS TUESDAY. SEPT. 6 1894.
at 2:80 p. m.. for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and transacts g such other busi
ness as may properly come berore the convention.
The basts of representative will be one dele
gate for every 200 votes or fraction thereof of 1(0
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in lsws as rollows:
Koca Island county.. . .8,644 votes 18 delegates.
Henry county 8,36s " 1
L. C Bl!iin,
I. F. DlXMICK.
Rock Islasd, Ills., Aug. 18, ISM.
Keokuk Constitution Democrat: From
the arguments being used by tbe repub
lican papers this year it is very clear that
they have guaged the intelligence of the
American people entirely too low.
Thr author of the anon y moos cam
paign legend of 1888. "Protection Fills
the Dinner Pail." has been discovered.
He is Andrew Carnegie, Esq., of Clany
castle. Tbe motto will not be in general
use this year.
A Phtladelhia real estate man is said
to be about to come into possession of an
English estate valued at $187,000,000
Just why the fellow who started this
store did not make it an even two hun
dred millions is not apparent.
The American flag was raised over the
new Catholic school building at Ottawa
Monday with imposing ceremonies.
Bishop Spalding, of Peoria, took charge
of tbe exercises and tbe people of Otta
wa, irrespective of church belief, turned
out to witness the dedication.
Arkansas farmers want some seed
wheat from Germany, but kick because
they have a duty of 25 cents per bushel
to pay. Well, now, if the foreigner pays
the tax why do those farmers kick?
They should just keep on buying foreign
wheat and break up tbe monopoly that
those pesky Germans have. Isn't the
tariff a beauty ?
Dattojt Times: In 1867 John Sher
man, in order to make himself solid with
the Ohio wool grower, induced congress
to put a protective tariff on wool . At
that time Ohio wool was worth 51 cents
per pound, and from that time to this
as the duty on wool has been shoved up
the price of raw wool has declined. In
1870 the price had dropped to 46 cents,
in 1880 to 40 cents, and at present is
down to 25 cents. In 25 years, with a
duty so high as to shutdown hundreds of
milis because of the cost of raw woo!,
the price of wool has declined to less
than one-half of what it then was.
Tbx new constitution of Mississippi
provides that in order to be entrusted
with the franchise tbe voter most be able
to read and write and pay his poll tax.
That is the constitution the republican
press inveighs against so bitterly. If it
should be proposed in Massachusetts
they would be heartily in favor of it, but
Mississippi that's different. It would
do no barm if tbe qualifications named
were the basis of suffrage everywhere.
The poll tax is, as the Q lincy Herald
ays, an annoyance, but in the south, as
tbe same paper remarks, it is a necessity.
There the masses who are responsible for
the bulk of the expense of tbe adminis
tration of government contribute nothing
to its support. Therefore, if they are
to have a voice in the selection of the
judges that are to try the offenders
nmoDff them, it is but rigrxt mat taey
should pay the poll tax the law demands.
A fibk in9arauce company in Hart
ford recently received a letter from an
anonymous person in New Hampshire,
inclosing $100. He confessed that he
bad received more insurance on some
property he had lost f torn fire than be
was entitled to. The writing is said to
be identical with that of two previous
communications received by the com
pany, inclosing respectively $50 and $10O,
making a total of $250 already received
from that source. It is Baid that severs!
thousand dollars hove been received by
the same company under similar circum
stances. Tbe insurance organization
ought to have a good place among the
exhibits at the World's Fair.
Protection la Kebbrry,
The manufacturing cost of the silk
made in this country in 1880, without
wages, was $31,886,300.
The foreign cost of the silk imported
in 1889, including foreign wages, was
$31,264,276. A duty of 50 per cent was
levied both on the foreign cost and for
eign wages, making it cost to land $45,
896,414. so that our manufacturers could
sell theirs for $47,829,450, and collect
$15,913,150 under a pledge to pay it to
their employers as the "dinerence in
wages," in addition to foreign wages.
The total wages they paid their workers
was $9,146,705. and the manufacturers
took from their workmen $6,796,445,
getting their labor free of cost. Tbe
public paupers in our pauper silk mills,
supported by public charity, were com
pelted to labor without pay and de
spoiled of 40 per cent of the money con
tributed by the people for their supDort
What is true of the protected silk-mill
is true of every protected industry. The
protected employer has absolute pauper
labor, and his main profit comes from
what he takes from the trust fund he col
lects from his workmen. A duty on the
foreign labor cost would protect his
workmen, but he wants and gets a duty
on the foreign cost of material in addi
tion, to "protect" himself.
He knocked at the kitchen door timidly
and asked for something to eat.
-ion can nave it ir vou'll saw some
wood for me," said the lady.
"1 shall only be too happy," he respond
ed, "but I roust ask that you frive nit some
thing to eat first, for I am weak from hun
She had her doubts alout a bargain of
that kind, but took him in and set him
down before a large slice of leftover steak
lie attacked it at once with knife and
fork, but after a few minutes laid down liis
implements of war.
"Yon will excuse me, I hope," he said
"What's the matter," she inquired in
"I made a slight mistake," he replied as
he wiped the perspiration from his brow
with his sleeve. "I thought 1 needed to eat
the steak to give me strength to saw the
wood, but I find I need to saw the wood to
give me strength to eat the steak, and if
you will be kind enough to show me to the
woodpile I will"
But she didrrt wait for him to conclude
his peroration; she swooned down on him.
and as he went out the gate he breathed a
sigh of thankfulness that lie had escaped
so easily. Detroit Free Press.
Ttionght lie Had It.
A well authenticated storv is enrrent to
the effect that a young elironiqueur on a
Parisian newspaper was asked one morn
ing by his then director to take thelxin-
don papers and prepare a review of Knglish
opinion regarding some event of interna
tional interest and importance. "But. sir,
I do not understand Knglish," replied the
writer. A poser, this, for the good direc
tor. A little while he sat and pondered.
then, triumphantly, "Oh, well, just pick
out the most important passages and get
them translated by somebody who does!"
Little Girl (in the park) Those butter
flies is awful mean.
Mamma Why so?
Little Girl Quick as I go to chase 'em
they flies off the walk onto the grass,
'cause they knows I musn't go there.
A Method of Belief.
The Dilettante You ought to see Mrs.
Thomson's magnificent home! It's just
full of Corots and Millets.
The Parvenu Terrible! Why doesn't
she try insect powder? Chicago News-Record.
A Wonderful Machine;
There is no doubt that man is a fine
mechanism, but like every other ma
chine he wears out by friction. It is
said that be is born again every two or
three years. His body is virtually re
made from food. To retard this making
over is radically wrong, as a man loses
so much vitality in the delayed process
that it takes a long time to recuperate.
The process of making anew is so accele
rated by purging with Brandreth's Pills,
that a new man, as it were, may be made
in two or three months, and tbe change
in tbe mechanism is such that the worn
out part is replaced by tbe new without
tbe usual running down of tbe entire
machine. You don't have to stop for
repairs. Purge away with Brandreth's
Pills the old, diseased, worn-out body.
They are purely vegetable, absolutely
harmless, and safe to take at any time.
How I Felt.
Why, two years ago I was just about
crazy, and no wonder that 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 cored me. and now my wife says I
am as meek as a lamb. Robert Davis,
American House, Boston.
Children Cry for
THE NEW CHAIRMAN.
William F. Harrlty, Who Will Direct
the Campaign for the Democrats.
Mr. Harrity, the new chairman of the
committee, is the present secretary of
the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
and has keen most successful as a poli
tician. He is courteous and obliging,
and a great favorite among newspaper
men because of his truthfulness. He
was born in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 19,
1830, and was graduated from La Salle
college, Philadelphia. He studied law in
the office of the late Lewis C. Cassidy,
who was attorney general of Pennsyl
vania, and was admitted to the bar in
1873. He helped to elect Robert E.
Pattison comptroller of Republican Phil
adIphia, and later assisted to make him
governor. He was appointed postmas
ter of Philadelphia by Cleveland, and
made an excellent record. He, more
than any other man was responsible
for running Pattison for governor a sec
ond time, which resulted in the over
throw of Delamater. He is president of
a trust company in Philadelphia and
has a large law practice. He has an in
teresting family, and is a handsome
man of stalwart build, who can stand
almost any amount of phvsical and men
tal work without signs of fatigue. New
The Colored People Suffer Also.
There are some 5,000 colored voters in
Massachusetts, enough to turn the scale
in years where the vote is close. The
same may bo said of the 1,500 in Rhode
Island, the 2,500 in Connecticut, the 16,-
000 in New York, the 10,000 in New
Jersey, the 23,000 in Pennsylvania, 19,
000 in Ohio, 10,000 in Indiana and 12,500
in Illinois. There is no reason why these
voters should give their solid support to
the Republican party. They are the
victims of the same ruinous economic
system which afflicts the white people,
and the Republican pretense to be their
friends is wholly hollow and insincere,
Relief Is Only in Democracy.
There is no chance for relief by affilia
tion with the third party- as it makes no
attack on the plundering schemes of Re
publicanism. The great question of de
liverance from our crushing burdens is
wrapied up in the overthrow of the rob
ber tariff and an equitable adjustment
of taxation and an economical adminis
tration of the government. This can
only be reached by defeating the Re
publicans and wcuring a Democratic
president and congress. Let every pa
triotic southern man aid in this great
work. Athens (Ga.) Banner
Many Doubtful States This Year.
The campaign of education has been
given a very valuable object lesson as
to the merits of high tariff protection
and whom it protects, and the results
will be far reaching There is good
promise lor the Democratic party in the
east and in all the manufacturing dis
tricts which have heretofore gone Re
publican, and there is excellent prospect
in the west, where the revolt against the
Republican party seems to be perma
nent. Doubtful states! There are too
many to attempt to enumerate them.
The Republican Policy.
The policy of the Republican party is
to becloud the issue of the campaign
with appeals to passion and a pretense
of patriotism. Daily the columns of
their papers bear evidence of this. It is
an old trick. There never was a time
when a reform was proposed that those
whose privileges were to be cut down in
the interests of the common people did
not cry out "treason," and unfortunate
ly there are always a great many well
meaning but unthinking people who are
misled thereby. Seattle (Wash.) Telegraph.
"Iniquitous ami Uujnst.
Under any conditions it is iniquitous
and unjust to legislate ujkmi the theory
that an industrial class should be li
censed to appropriate the earnings of
any other class without making due
compensation. As the supreme court
has declared, for the government with
one hand to seize the property of the
citizen and with the other to bestow it
upon individuals to build up their pri
vate fortunes is none the less robbery be
cause it is done under the forms of law.
Worst Feature of the Feudal System.
It is as the leading representative and
exponent of this communism that Car
negie has begun a feudal war in Penn
sylvania; that he has employed mer
cenaries as his vassals to shoot down the
wages of the workers in whose name he
collects toll from the American people.
He has revived in America the worst
features of the feudal system, and the
maintenance of this system is what his
defenders mean when they talk of the
"rights of property. St. Louis Repub
No Rainbow Ruslness.
Mr. Harrity 's choice as chairman
means that the Democratic party is go
ing to make an aggressive fight and a
winning fight from the start. It means
that the national committee is after
votes this year; that there will be no
rainbow business in the presidential cam
paign; that Cleveland and Stevenson are
going to be elected. Charleston News
An Unwarranted Assumption.
Nobody has any right to assume that
the Democratic party will "kill the reci
procity system." If any good has been
accomplished under Harrison's private
dickers the good will be preserved. The
system itself, would, under Democratic
rule, be perfected and enlarged. It
would be made to confer benefits upon
consumers in this country equally with
foreign consumers. Erie (Pa.) Herald.
Salt BiTer Was Ignored.
President Harrison has signed the river
and harbor bilL He was doubtless sadly
grieved to discover in it no provision for
salt river,' which he will have to navi
gate in November. St. Louis liepublio
Expected to Die.
Was Told She Could Not
An instance of what neglected Catarrh will lead
to Is given in the case of Mrs Anna Lontson,
whose statements follow, and who suffered in the
most serious manner from Uiadaciib, Sorb
Thho t, Dbkfmss, Bronchitis, Asthma. 1 uho
Trouble, Catarrh or Stomach, and Nervous
Mrs Louison lives at the corner of River Road
and Bndee Ave. she says:
"Mv trouble began rea ly four years ago, with
catarrh of the neaa. l naa vio ent headaches, trie
toD of mv head being nearly split bv the pain.
My nose and head stopped up. My nose was diy
and painfnl, and though I snuffed np ail kinds of
remedies, I coma not mane it moist or stop the
burning. Mv throat became so sore that I found
It almost impossible to swallow. It was fever
ishly dry and my momh wns dry and hot also.
had severe pains in my breast and btca and aw
ful stitches in the side. I contracted a severe
cough which was very distressing. I had no ap
petite, and rood distressed me. 1 also naa taint
ing spells. I was told I would die from conssmp
tion. It seemed impossible for me to breathe.
have been under treatment three weeks and now
have no fainting spells, and my ca'arrh is entirely
cnre1. I recommend those fiffliccd to apply to
meOlUl l JIBUltAL laMll tTG.
NOW IS THE TIME.
One Month's Treatment in Summer
Equal to Three in Winter.
The present warm weather i a boon to suffer
er-from catarrh, r or these reasons :
In the first place, there is less liability, at this
period of the year, to take cold than at any other
time consequently mere ta no irritating cause
of delay In cure or probability of a relapse.
Secondly, the climate is all that can be e'esired.
Thirdly, nature is kindly in summer and lei;ds
us re-r aia to tnetnortsor tne ph sician. One
month's treatment now is worth three in wint-r.
Now is the time and the opportunity is J-ist
what is desired for the worst cases. !)o pot let it
co, by thiuking yon will get we. 1 (for with the
nn-t old, jour trouble will retnrn wor-e thm v-
er), dui place yourseir under the treatment em
ployed at Scott Medical Int-titnte and have done
for yon in the next two months what might not be
p asible to be effected until text summer.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye, Ear.
Nose, Throat. Luncs and all forms of
Chronic Diseases, no matter how Ions:
standing. No case taken where there is
any doubt of a complete cure.
Special a' ten tion given to diseases of
women and children.
SCOTT MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Office Ilours 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m . 7 to 8 p.
m. Parlors over Amesiran Fxpress office, 221
Brady street. No office hours Sunday evening.
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Representing over 40 Million DolUrs
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ook's Cotton Root
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No. S Fisher Block, Detroi. Mich.
Bold in Rock Island by Marshall St Fiabei. Ha
per Boose, Harta A Babnsen 90th street and So
ST., and drngaiata everywhere.
A iVllTMkrt 1lli Caii mvJ
And a vlomcsi may WbrK aS day,
ButLvvliefi SvTAup coirces info fer house
Then vknlsn nil tmnMpx aula
- " feawMjarixts UIIUJ .
ROCK ISLAND BUGGY CO.,
KANUFAOI UBERS OF
It will pay you
To get our
Park Wago ns
Factory and Ware rooms on I6lu street, bet. 1st and 2d avc.
Retril Trade especially solicited.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-TI1E LEADING -
IUs jast received a large invoice of the l-test Imported and Domestic Spring i.nd Summer
Suitines, which he la selling at f 25,00 and n;. His line of overcoating cannot be excelled
west of Chicago. A very fine lfne of pants, which he is selling at $6.00 and up. Call early
and make your selection while the stock Is corrulete.
Star Block Opposite Harper House.
J. T. J3TXOIsT,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ail k'nds of Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Honaea Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest lr- la. 304 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Biaildor,
Office and Shop Corner SeTcnteenth 8U . . "13 Tcl0 J
and Seventh ATonue, "
VA1I kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimate for all kinds of baUdlngs
furnished on application.
5 BBNHTOD RESTORED !8S3
UrOBI AJfn AFTBH US1XU.
9 wondertul reroeay
a. . IH . ilh a writ.
ten aruarttnt.ee to euro all nervous diseases, such as Weak Sl'nviry,
loss o I Bruin l',.-r, Heatlnche. Wakefulness, Lost Manhood. NmhtlT Knits'
sions. Nervousness. LasHiiude. all drains and loss of power of the Ueneratfe
Orcans In either sex cause.i by orer exertion, youthful errrns. or ricenIM
use f tobacco, opium or stimulants which soon lead to InUrniltT. Consump
tion and Insanity, l'ut up convenient t. carry In tent pocket, ilrpack
atteby ml!: foraV. Wl'h enrj t. nnier we oima written i"Tnf to curt
vr rtjttna ine money, circular tree. dureuAcKT Bleed to., Chicago. IU.
For sale in Rock island by Harts & Bahnsen. 3d Arejand 20th street.
Qavenport Business College,
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