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Thorsdat. August 25. 1892.
Democratic Congressional Convention.
The democratic voters in the several counties
comprising the Eleventh Congressional District
are requested to send delegatee to a congrea
aional convention to be held at Monmouth, 111.,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 1898,
at 10:30 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
the congressional district will be entitled to a re
presentation oa the basis of one delegate for every
200 votes, and one for a fraction of 100 voles or
over cast 'or Edward 8. Wilson for state treas
urer in 1890, as follows :
Counties. Votes 180 Mo. Del.
Rock Island 4 1 1
Henderson ' ?
Warren .6 "
Hancock - - 4.1
Schuyler ...1.084 10
By order democratic congressional committee
the Eleventh congressional ntstnci or uiinuia.
J. W. POTTEB, Chairman.
H. C. COOK, Secretary.
Mowwoc-TH. 111., July 0.199S:
Democratic Senatorial ConTention:
The conntiea of Bock Island and Henry, com
prising the Tweuly-flrst senatorial district are,
requested to send delegates to a convention to be
held at the court house in the elty of Kock Isl
OS TUESDAY, KEPT, 6, 180
at 8:80 p. m., for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and transacting snch other busi
ness as may properly come before the convention.
The bat-Is ef representative will be oee dele
gate for every 200 votes or fraction thereof of 100
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in 1688, as follows :
Boca Island county.... 3,644 votes 18 delegates.
Benry county 8,363 " H
L. C. Bumdiso,
F . IllMMICK,
Bock IsuaKS, It-La., Ang. 18, 1892.
The Mew York World, the Boston
Globe and Philadelphia Recor.i are rais
ins a fund to aid the democratic cam
paign in the west. The money raised
will be expended by advice of a commit
tee of leading democrats, comprising
snch men as Gen. A. E. Stevenson of Il
linois; Gov. Horace Boies of Iowa; Gov.
George W. Peck of Wisconsin; Gov, J.
. Boyd of Nebraska, and Don M.
Dickinson of Michigan. It will be used
solely for legitimate campaign expenses,
the chief orject being to make certain
that every citizen o! these doubtful
states shall read and hear the truth a
great educational work, in brief, is a
great educational campaign. The plan
proposed by the World and its associate
journsls to raise a campaign fund is
worthy of all commendation. It is in
striking contrast to republican methods
of extorting money from office holders
by political assessment of a certain per
cent of salaries.
"Blaine has positively refused to
make a single speech for Harrison." said
Mr. Harrison's man Tom Carter, to a
personal friend of the Maine man.
"Well," replied the gentleman spoken to,
"you did not suppose be would, did
you? He is under no obHgotions to Har
rison. and would be more than human
did he really desire to see him elected."
But." said Carter, "he is going to speak
in Maine, where his speeches are entirely
tinnecassary; why not speak elsewhere?"
"For the simple reason that he feels him
self under obligations to the republican
party of Maine, and not at liber
ty to refuse when asked to make
two or three speeches,' was the re
ply, "and under none to either the na
tional ticket or party." "I came here,"
said Mr. Carter, in his softest and most
persuasive tone, "to ask you to use your
influence with Mr. Blaine to persuade
him to make at least one speech in New
York." "You did, eh," was the snappy
reply, "then you came on a fool's er
rand Blaine would be a blank, blank
fool to make a speech for Harrison, and
I should be the same to ask him to do bo.
You office-holders nominated Harrison,
now elect him. if you can." The aboye
conversation was repeated by the gentle
man upon whom Mr. Carter called.
A Wood Iay' Work .
Yesterday's democratic county conven
tion was one of the most harmonious,
and at the same time one of the most
earnest and enthusiastic, ever held
in Sock Island. All elements of the par
ty seemed to have been combined for the
nam's best interests. Excellent wisdom
was manifested in the choice of the nom
inees. Fort state's attorney, M. J. Mc
Enlry. the nominee, is a strong candi
date. He is a Bock Island
county boy, whose ability as
m tiwisr haa Dlaced him at the
front rank in Moline, and at the Rock Isl
and county bar. Peter Frey, the nom
inee for circuit clerk, is peculiarly quail
fled for the duties which will be assigned
vs .stop Deltember 1. next. He is
one of Rock Island's most highly respect
mA hnainess men, and his record as col
lector demonstrated his ability to prop
erly discharge the affairs of a public of
fice. Winslow Howard.the candidate for
coroner.is the well known citizen of South
Rock Island, formerly alderman from
the first ward in this city. He has been
for years a glftM worker at the Rock Isl
and Glass works, and among the labor
ing classes; as indeed among all our citi
sens, be stands in highest esteem.
The resolutions adopted by the con
vention are outspoken and strong, those
declaring fealty to the national ticket
and to Judge Altgeld being exceedingly
well put, while that commending the
course of Congressman Cable, declaring
loyalty to him and urging him to recon
sider his determination not to stand as a
candidate for renomination is a particu
larly fine compliment to one whose acta
as a legislator and a democrat have fully
merited the confidence, admiration and
esteem thus manifested. The resolution
with reference to the Hon. George W.
Vinton, as one of the gallant 101 wno
stood unswervingly by the standard of
the grand old man of Illinois in the last
letrislature. is likewise a fitting tribute to
oersonal worth and devotion to demcr-
Am Infant Indmstry.
From the reports of the annual meets
ing of the stockholders of the Calu
met & Hecla Mining company
last week we obtain the graurying
information that this company is still
managing to eke out an existence by the
aid of the tariff on copper in all its forms.
Its dividends for the year ending April
SO were t2.000.000. or 350 per ceat oa
the par value of the stock. This is i's
usual dividend, though under adverse
circumstances it has fallen off at times to
the beggarly sum of f 1.300,000. There
appears to have been a disposition on
the part of some of the stockholders to
want more dividends next year, and the
Boston Herald gives the following infor
mation oa the subject:
After adjournment of tbe meeting a
leading official was asked about tbe pros
pect or the f 30 mviaena next year,
which had been published as a probab
ility. He said that that was the work or
the imagination. He did not think that
tbe large stockholders would expect so
large a distribution. The elements of
doubt were too many for anybody to say
hat dividends could be paid in tbe fu
ture. That would aepena in part upon
the nrice of copper. The company, he
said, asked 12 cents now, and its last
sales in July were at that price, out be
did not suppose any large quantity could
be sold for 12 cents now.
At 11 cents per pound tho company
made a profit of about three cents per
pound. Reminded of tbe statement in
the annual report about the large expen
ditures for betterments being nearly com
pleted, the gentlemai aid he was not so
sure that considerable outlays for im
provements would not constantly be re
isverjtmng was progressive in tuts ae.
and facilities which answer today may
have to be laid aside for others in tbe near
future. He could subscribe to the state
ment in the report, and jet thought that
a good deal of money might be required
to supply the needs of the future. He
did not believe in the claims of some peo
ple as to the low cost of copper. He did
not tbink that it was produced for less
than 8 cents per pound, unless by pro
cess of bookkeeping charges were made
to other accounts than tbe cost sheet, or
the mines were skinned to aid a good
This statement is peculiarly interest
ing, as it gives tbe public the first infor
mation as to the cost of producing cop
per at the Calument & HecU.
The U. 8. authorities publish an
nually the cost of produc
tion at other mines, but this greatest one
never eives any figures. It is probable
that 8$ cents a pound is an overestimate,
however, as this is the best equipped
property in the country, and several
neighboring properties have in the past
reported considerable cheaper produce
But at this figure the Calumet & Hecla
does very well. It produced last year about
70 million pounds of refined copper, and
tbe average selling price was 11 cents
per pound. The net profit, therefore,
was about S2.7S0.O0O. Of course every
one is glad to baye tbe industrioas and
thriftv shareholder get his little dividend
of 250 per cent., and no patriotic citizen
will grudge the small tax he is required
to pay to produce this satisfactory re
sult. Tbe duty on copper is as follows:
Copper ores H cent per pound
Old copper and clippings 1 cent per pound
Kegnlus and copper cementl cent per pouua
Bars, infrots and pigs 1H. cents per pound
Brazier's copper, etc 35 per cent ad valorem
On brass, in all forms, tbe duty is 1
cents per pound. Tbe people of Indiana
will of course vote to keep up the Calu
met & Hecla dividends.
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Is complaint of many poor mortals, who
know not where to find relief. Hoods
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It will build you up. give you an appetite
strengthen your stomach and nervei. Try
Hood's Pills act especially upon the
liver, rousing it from torpidity to its
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Among tbe thousands of testimonials
of cures by Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure,
is that of Nathan Allisons, a well-known
citizen of Glen 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 h;m. Peter Jaquet,
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twenty years suffered with heart disease,
was pronounced incurable by physicians.
death stared him in the face, could not
lie down for fear of smothering to death.
Immediately after using the 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. -
Tuesdays. Aug. 80th, and Sept. 27th,
1892. the C, M. & St. P. Railway will
sell harvest excursion tickets to points in
Iowa. Minnesota and Dakota for one fare
for round trip. Tickets are good for re
inn. 9.n Hava from date of sale. No stops
over permitted on these tickets.
E. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
ON OP THE PRACTICES THAT MAKE
OUR STATE TAXES HIGH.
Bsbt Wealthy Potlenta Kept to Osr
State Iaiass Uoswital, Without El
pans to Them er Their Families, While
he Insaae Poor Mast Bo Maintained
ky the Conntiea.
The increase in the number of insane
in Illinois, which is much greater inpro
portion than the increase in population,
presents a serious problem for the con
sideration of the tax payers of the state.
The state institutions for the care of these
unfortunates are all full, while the poor
houses in nearly ever county in the
states contain many more. Every suc
ceeding legislature is asked to appro
priate money for increasing the capacity
of the present institutions or for build
ing new ones and thoughtful men are
asking where shall we find the limit to
this expense which is being forced upon
ua. It seems from an investigation of
the methods of the State Board of Chari
ties and the managers of the insane asy
lums that they are responsible for the
weight of this public burden.
The state furnishes everything that a
patient requires excepting clothing. If
the patient is a pauper the county from
which he is eent must clothe him, while if
he or his family have means they must
supply him with clothing and on his ad
mission to an asylum a bond must bo
given to, that effect. This divides the
patients into two classes, commonly
called pauper patients and bond
patients. When the quota to which a
county is entitled in any asylum is filled
the authorities will not take a new
patient unless an old one is taken away.
The practice seems to have been, almost
invariably, to discharge a pauper patient
who must be taken to the poor house
in the county from which he was sent,
and the result has been the filling up of
the poor houses by pauper patients while
the state asylums are filled largely with
bonded patients, many of them wealthy
or with wealthy relations. It does not
seem a wise policy for the State to take
charge and maintain at public cost a
class of patients whose families are well
able to bear the expense, yet this is be
ing done right along while the same tax
payers are paving for keeping the pau
per patients at the poor house. If the
asylum managers were to discharge bond
patients instead of paupers when a coun
ty's quota is over-run, the families of
the bond patients would have to care for
them in private institutions and thus re
lieve the state of this great and growing
expense, and enable it in turn to relieve
the counties from the pressing burden
now upon them in the care of their pau
per insane. The State Board of Chari
ties which controls these matters is of
course anxious to increase the number
and size of the institutions under its
charge as it thereby increases its own in
fluence, an influence which is boldly as
serted is used freely for political purpos
es. At every session of the general as
sembly this board is on hand pleading
for increased appropriations for the
care of the insane, when it lies in its
power to cut down the bills
which are becoming so large as to be
terrifying. It is believed that were the
wealthy patients now in the asylum of
this state cared for at the expense of
their own estates or that of their fami
lies that there would be room in the
state institutions for ever pauper patient
now maintained by the county. The
reports of the State Board of Charities
and of 'the asylums themselves throw
little light on the subject, but when the
party now in power shall be overthrown
the new administration will be able to
correct this abuse, one of the many which
have grown up under the rule of the
Chairman Taubeneck of the Peoples'
Party National Committee, hasHost none
of the peculiarities which marked him
while a member of the Illinois legislat
ure. He is a guileless fellow in 60me re
spects, though cunning enough in others.
He likes to figure in dramatic scenes and
is naturally somewhat hysterical. He
lacks the ability necessary to run an or
dinary county campaign and is of course
out of place at the head of the national
committee even of a parry that does not
expect to win. His statement that
Judge Gresham proposed to take the
stump for the Peoples' party was in
keeping with so many of his utterances
heretofore made without sufficient
foundation that the members of his own
party even waited for confirmation of
the news without accepting it. In ac
cepting his present position Taubeneck
has produced his political downfall for
he will expose his true calibre a hundred
times during the campaign. He is a
good fellow, valuable as a surbcrdinate
no doubt, but as a leader and manager
an utter failure.
Cannon is trying to work the faith
cure among his followers in the Fif
teenth congressional district. It
doesn't seem to take well, however, and
many of them admit that there is no
hope of his election. Two years ago he
was defeated by nearly 600 on a full vote
of the district and after one of the most
hotly contested elections in the history
of the state. So far, every Republican
who voted for CoL Busey two years ago
has indicated his intention of repeating
the practice this year, while many new
converts to his cause are discovered.
Careful observers on the ground pre.
diet that Busey will carry every county
in the district and will have a majority
of ovt r a thousand.
Governor Fifer says he is not to blame
for feigning the compulsory education
bill, for it would have passed anyhow,
yet, he wants credit for signing every
mining bill that came before him.
A Democratic club called the Gill
Guards has been organized at Murphys
boro the home of the Hon. Joseph B.
Gill, Democratic candidate for lieuten
Expected to Die.
Was Told She Could Not
An instance or what neglected Catarrh will lead
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Mrs Louison lives at the comer of River Road
and Bridge Ave. She says :
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catarrh of the bead . I had vioient headaches, the
top of my bead being nearly spilt by the pain.
My nose and bead stopped np. My nose was diy
and painful, and though I snuffed up all kinds ef
remedies, I could not make it moist or atop the
burning. My throat became so sore that I found
It almost Impossible to swallow. It was fever
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had severe paina in my breast and baca and aw
ful stitches in the side. I contracted a severe
cough which was very distressing. I had no ap
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ing spells. I was told 1 would die from consnmp
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have been under treatment three weeks and now
have no fainting spells, and my catarrh is entirely
cured. I recommend those afflicted to apply to
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Free Indian Exhibition, Concert and
War Songs, War Dances
Scalp Dance, Buffalo Dances,
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the SUN and TORTURE Dances.
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