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Wkdnrsdat. August 8(. 1892.
DKHUtKiVTIt' XATIOXAaj TICKET.
For President GROVER CLEVELAND
rot Vice PreViden....ADLAI K. STEVSNSvN
For Congressman V,w,:VSN,Ch rCFR
For Congressman at Urge. ANDREW - J. Hl Tt,K
For Lieutenant Governor joshrutJ oijuij
For Secretary of Stute....WJt H H1SRCHHES
Vac A flsiltOP ..... .1A 1 lJ tKIS
For Attorney General ....M. T. AW. .
For Elector, llthDist J HHANifci
ForStte Attorney Li.?S 7vJv v
For Circuit Clerk FtTEK t K 1. 1
Foi Coro nor. ...... . WISSLOW liyWARO
Democratic Congressional Convention-
The democratic voters in the sevt ral counties
comprising tbe Eleventh Congressional District
are nones ed to send delegates to a comfrea
sioual c nventlon to be held at Monroouh, 111.,
THCRSDAY, SEPT. 1, 1892,
At 10:30 oVock, a. m , for the purpose of nomin
ating a candidate for coogre-s. a member of the
board ofeqnaizatlon. and to transact such other
outness a. may be presented for the cons dera
tion o: the convention. The several counties in
the congressional district will be ent tied to a re
presentation on the basis of one delegate for every
Soo votes, and one for a fraction of 10U voes or
overcsst for Edward S. Wilson for slate treas
urer in 1890. as follows :
Counties. Votes 180 No. Del.
Rock Island 4 1
Hancock - - ."
Schuyler ...l.4 W
By rrder democratic congressional committee
r the Eleventh conereional district of Illinois.
4. W . tTKJi 1 E.I', liimi""".
TI r. COOK. Secretary.
MoMiotTH. 111., July B. 189C:
Democratic Senatorial Convention.
The counties of Rock Island andHenry.com
prising the Twenty-first senatorial district are.
requested to send delegates to a convention to be
held at the court house in the city of Rock Isl
OX TUESDAY, eEPT. o 189.
at 2-30 r- m., for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and ttansactii g such other busi
ness as may poperly come before the convention.
The basis of representative will be oee dele
gate for every 800 votes or fraction thereof or li
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in 188a, as follows: ,,
Roc Island county ....3.644 rotes 18 delegates.
Henry county 8.33 " 1
L. C. BLiWDrSO.
1. F. Dimmick.
Bock I slash. Ills.. Aug. 18. lHini.
An Ohio newspaper man baa started
on a pedestrian tour around the world.
He'll want an office when he Rets back,
ays the Peoria Journal.
President Cleveland signed more
pension bills than all the other presi
dents from Washington to his time, and
Gen. Black, the democratic commissioner
of pensions nnder Cleveland, issued
more pensions than any of his predecessors.
Since the establishment of the first bo
tanic il garden, in 1545. the culture of
exotic plants has steadily extended. In
England about 1.500 species of plants
grew wild. But in 1891 there were cul
tivated in the botanical gardens
at Kew 19300 species and varieties in
Berlin, in 1890. 19.000 sorts: and in S'..
Petersbure. 25,000 varieties.
A London policeman grappled with
and upset a bicycler wbo.he thought was
going at an unlawful rate. The police
man arrested the wheelman for fast driv
ing, and the latter had the policeman up
for assault. Tbe magistrate had the
aoiumons withdrawn in each case, and
now wheelmen and policemen don't know
what tbeir rights and duties are.
Since the McKinley tariff cama into
effect there have been ever 500 strikes
against reductions in wages. This of
itself is a terrible indictment against a
policy which was expressly designed, so
its promoters said, in the interest of the
workmen. The truth is that i; was not
so designed, but was intended primarily,
secondarily and all the time to benefit
the men who put up tbe money to defeat
Cleveland in 1889.
The present year marks an epoch in
the developement of that noblest of ani
mals, the trotting horse. And the signs
of the times indicate that the end is not
yet, even for the present season. It is a
carious 'act that for 20 years the scepter
has been h-M by mares, barring tbe brief
period when Rarus reigned supreme and
tbe day nr two that Jay Eye See held it.
Even now the only two promising com
petitors of peerless Nancy Hanks are two
other mares Martha Wilkes and Sunol.
Of the two tbe former seems more likely
than Bonner's borse to snatch the crown
from tbe queen.
cumbed to tbe pressure of hard times
and gone into bankruptcy. Tbe number
of commercial failures increased in 1691
at compare-l with the previous jars, be
fore the oassage of ire McKinley bill 12
per cent, and the liabilities increased 27
per cent. The speaker re
ferred to the rapid y increas
ing real estate indebtedness in the
various states as a result of tbe
hardship entailed upon farmer in being
compelled to pay all the bills of the ex
pensive protect ve system designed to
foster a few selected industries at the ex
pense of the great agricultural clase3.
During tbe period of demo-, ratio lo
tariff for revenue only, from 1846 to
lfc60 15 years the total number of
strikes reported ia an official way Wcr-'
74. During the pat 15 years, utder tbe
republican high tariff, tbere have been
over 6.000 strikes and lockouts ic tbe
United States, involving over 1,000.000
employes. Referring to the Homestead
troubles, Mr. Springer denounced the
greed of Carnegie in afempting to cathir
to himself all the benefits of tbe protec
tive tariff wbich be had advocated, and
grinding down bis workmen to a serv
ST1LV. THEY COME.
Rev John H. Kerr's nook, "An In
troduction to the Study of the Nsw Tes
tament," has left th publisher's! htid. j
It is a volume of S35 pages. nd is the
outgrowth, tbe author states in bis in
troduction, of a serus of 6frmor.s
preached on the gospels nine years ago iu
his first pastoral charge. Tcie work is a
treatise on new terUnieDt introduction .
Tbe book is dedicated to Benjamin B
Warfleld, D D., professor of theolosy in
Princeton Theological stminary. and
csnnot prove otherwise than a source of
(rret value and instruction to students
of new testament literature.
Mb. Springer, chairman of the ways
and means committee of the house, in
his speech at Detroit, vigorously attacked
the McKinley bUl. He said that if pro
tection had accomplished so much for tbe
country, it must also be held responsible
for the evils which have grown up under
protection and which are fostered by it.
During the past 24 years, while protec
tion has flourished in all Its vigor, a vast
army of Individuals, firms and corpora
tions, aggregating 200.000. have sue-
The Care of the Eyes.
Not long ago an advertisement was read
In which an optician promised to examine
the eyes of all who came to him free of
charge and to provide glasses for them at
moderate rates. The object of this free
examination was evidently to provide cus
tomers for the sale of the classes and spec
tacles. The advertiser may have been a
skilled oculist and perfectly able to pro
vide for the needs of his patients, but is it
worth while to make the experiment Any
one who has ever been threatened with
blindness will protest against running any
risk in the treatment of the eyes. Sight is
the most blessed of all of the five physical
senses. Blindness or the thought of blind
ness seems like a living death, and only
those who have experienced the fear can
understand it. Do not take any risks with
your sight. Do not experiment or allow
others to experiment with your eyes if
they are weak or failing. Economy of
money at the risk of losing your eyesight
The eye is one of the most delicate of or
gans, and easily ruined and the sight de
stroyed. There is no excuse for negligence
in the matter; there is no use to try home
or cheap remedies. If your sight is fail
ing, if your eyes are out of order, hesitate
not for a moment, but consult a compe
tent oculist at once, and seek none but tbe
best. Sigbt is too valuable and precious
to be trifled with. Those who have suffered
will tell you the misery entailed. There
are hospitals where the eyes are treated
free in many cities by the best oculists, so
tt is not a question of money. And the
warning cannot be repeated too often do
not trifle with your eyesight tinder any
consideration. Harper's Bazar.
Tbe Daaer of Giving; OffenH.
Of a truth it adds somewhat to the wild
joy of living to know that every moment
we spend with our fellows may be forging
a bolt to crash down on our heads out of a
clear sky. We meet a friend just as we
are leaving the club, and turn back and go
into the billiard room. Then, by the per
verse run of the balls, we beat him rather
badly; or peradventure we merely go into
the smoking room for a cigar and a chat,
and in the course of this tell him an
amended and improved version of a story
we heard from him a week ago; or we may
meet him at some starchy dinner party,
and remind him, at an inopportune mo
ment, of the days when we both sojourned
in Bohemia, and how we fared in that
much overrated land. The result may be
just the same in either case. Our friend
will be our enemy for the future, and
things will "go acin" lis if they can be
made to work according to his inclination
But it should be carefully noted that
something more is needed than the con
ciliation of our more influential friends.
We must be circumspect in our carriage
toward all sorts and conditions of men.
The whirlpools of time and circumstance
sweep us hither and thither in such un
ending combinations that we should never
be sure the meanest of mankind may not
have it in his power some day to deal us a
blow, should he be thus disposed. There
is much wisdom in the saying that It is
better to have the crossing sweeper for a
friend than for a foe. All the Year
Wby Johnson Was Olnd.
When Johnson, the lexicographer, was
preparing his dictionary, bis publisher
could only by tbe greatest importunity
and oft repeated requests get the "copy"
from him as it was needed by the printers.
There came a time, however, when the
great dilatory author, sent in the last pages
f his manuscript, and when the messenger
aatarned Dr. Johnson said to him, "What
did the man say?" "He said," was the
reply, "thank tbe Lord God I am dona
with him," "Weil," said Dr. Johnson, "I
am glad to know that he thanks God for
anything." San Francisco Argonaut.
A couple of wild pigeons, a French
Canadian sportsman says, were recently
shot in Sault aux Itecollets bush. He says
It ia over twenty-five years since specimens
of these birds were seen there. Many years
ago the birds were exceedingly numerous,
so numerous, in fact, that the clergy of
fered prayers for their destruction or re
moval, since when, this faithful habitant
asserts, the birds have almost disappeared.
When Blacking- Shoes.
If you blacken your shoes often it weald
be well to wash off the old blacking once
in awhile. Liquid shoe dressing is now
favored by ladies, bat if the old fashioned
kind be used never apply more than one
coat at a time, and let that coat be quite
thin. When applied polish gently. De-
A Prominent Bepnbllean of Qnlney Be
noanoas His Allegiance to That Party.
Another change: Ed. J. Northup,
born and raised in Quincy and a lifelong
Republican.has determine 1 to desert the
Republican party for good and will here
after vote and support the Democratic
ticket. Mr. Northup is a man of ability
and a close student on the tariff ques
tion and says he cannot swallow the
teachings of the Republican party on
this issue. He says that he will vote for
Altgeld because he believes a change in
Illinois would be beneficial to the people
and that the Republicans in this state
are divided into rings and gangs. Mr.
Northup having been a valuable citizen
of Quincy all his life, has hundreds of
warm friends and is a man whose word
is as good as gold. His father was the
owner of the iirst brick house built in
Quincy. Journal of Industry.
A Citizen's Doty.
Many men seem to think themselves
too good to take part in politics. It is a
common thing to hear business men
abuse politicians and to rail against the
corruption which prevails in the selec
tion of public officials. Politicians would
not need so much abuse were every citi
zen to do hid political duty, and there
would be much less corruption in poli
tics were all men to take that part in
the selection of our public servants
which our laws provide, and our public
system contemplates. It is impossible
to believe that the majority of the men
in a state, a county, a city, or even a
ward are corrupt and if every citizen of
a political division does his full duty it
would be almost impossible for the vic
ious element to gain control. To be a
politician is the birth right of every
American, and to take at least a fairly
active interest in public affairs is the
price which every American citizen
must pay for the benefits derived from a
republican form of gove nment. The
dirty pool of polities can only be made
clean by the presence of clean people.
We Will Have Speakers.
The Democrats of Illinois are as
thoroughly united as a party could be
and in the present campaign every
prominent speaker will be on the stump
working for success. There will be
lively but friendly emulation among
them as to who can do the most good
for the party. Among the prominent
Illinois speakers who have placed them
selves at the disposal of the committee
are the following: Senator John M.
Palmer, Col. Wm. R. Morrison, Gen. A.
E. Stevenson, Gen. J. C. Black, Judge
A. J. Hunter, Hon. Carter H. Harrison,
Gen. W. A. J. Sparks. Judge Jno. P.
Altgeld, Hon. Clayton E. Crafts, State
Superintendent Rnab, State Treasurer
Wilson. Hon. Scott Wlke, Gen. New
bury, all of the Democratic nominees for
congress in tbe state, and every other
democrat of national state or local fame
as a speaker, who resides in Illinois. In
addition to our home orators, we will
liave many of the greatest men from
other states to assist us in the great
work of redeeming Illinois from Repub
licanism. A Practical Illustration.
Last week the editor of The News had
a practical illustration of how the tariff
works. He presented his bill to a den
tist of this city for advertising. After
taking the bill the tooth carpenter said,
"You may discontinue my ad and stop
my paper." "Why, you are not going
to stop advertising are you?" "With
you, I am." was the reply. "You advo
cate a policy which makes me pay three
certs apiece more than formerly for the
teeth I use, costing me an extra tax of
over 75 a year. I neither believe in the
protective tariff you advocate nor the
workings of it. 1 stop advertising be
cause you take away my extra profits I
could sjK-nd for such a purtose, therefore
I stop my advertisment to meet the
extra tax and give you a practical illus
tration of its workings. The paper I shall
ask you to discontinue because of my
contempt for its teachings." Editor
Chapin stood there without a word to
say. It was a knock-down argument and
unanswerable. Champaign Times.
Desperation mar ks the course of the
Republican leaders of Illinois. While mak
ing the most frantic appeals to the Ger
man Lutherans for their votes and hold
ing out promises of all kinds to the
Catholics tbey are pushing the organiza
tion of Knownothing clubs in every
county in the 6tate. While passing as
the champions of law and order they
are negotiating with the anarchists for
their votes in return for the pardon of
Neebe and his companions at Joliet.
While declaring themselves in favor of
the Republican platform they are furn
ishing money for the organization of the
People's party in the Democratic coun
ties of Illinois. These are not idle as
sertions but absolute facts that may be
proved by the strongest circumstantial
evidence. A party organization re
duced to such expedients will hardly
command the respect or receive the
votes of the people.
The inconsistency of the Republican
press was never more apparent than
now. Honest laboring men who are
suffering all the ills that can be heaped
upon them by protection-fostered mo
nopoly are called anarchists, agitators
and rioters, while the Chicago Inter
Ocean the leading Republican organ of
the great city of Chicago, poses as an
"anarchist" and offers aid and sympathy
to red-handed murder. Perhaps the
Inter-Ocean believes it can see in such a
course, "protection" from the conse
quences of Republican misrule in Illinois.
Cleveland is the only president who
ever vetoed a "rebel pension." That is,
he discovered in his thorough manner of
doing things that a Union soldier who
was taken captive went into the Confed
erate service rather than be a prisoner,
and Cleveland was quick to brand this
fellow who had been a traitor to every
cause he ever espoused. Greenville Sun.
It Bnsmld be la Bvery Heat.
J. B. Wilson, 871 Clay street. Sharps
burg. Pa., says be will not be without
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cured bis
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians bad done her no good. Robert
Barber, of Cooksport, Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discovery has done him more
eood than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drugstore. Large bottles, 50c and ft.
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who haye used Electric Bitters
sing tbe same song of praise. A purer
menicine does not exist and it is guarant
eed to do all that is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blood. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial fevers. For cure of headache,
constipation and indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
f 1.00 per bottle at Hartz & BabnBen's
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The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sres, tetter, chapped handa, chi'blalns.
corns and all skin eruptions. .ud posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required, it
ia guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
Vt. For :sle tv Hirt2 & Bahasen.
Dr. Miles' Nervine not only cures all
nervous diseases, headache, blues, ner
vous prostration. sleepleeeness, neuralgia.
St. Vims dance, fits and hysteria, but a'so
builds up the body. "I am pitas-d io
sav that after years of intense suffering
with nervous disease, headache and pros
tration, I tried Dr. Miles Reatorative
Nervine, and in two weeks gamed eisbt
pounds in weight. I could not lie down
to sleep, but now sleep perfectly easy,
and sm still improving wonderfully.
Cannot sy enoueh for the nervine.
Mks L B. Millard Dunkirk, N. Y."
"One customer used Nervine and giined
fifteen pounds in flesh. Brows & May
bcrt. Cortland. N. Y " Trial hottlcs and
elegant book free at Hartz & Bahnsen's
about your feet hurting you when Chryso
Corn Cure will cure corns, hur ions. etc.
Every bottle warranted at Hartz & Babe
sen's. Are you troubled with any skin dis
orctr? Hot Springs Swin Salve is all
that the name irr plies. Tbe salts from
the evaporated waters are embodied in
its composition, and it should be used
wherevtr a salve or ointment is neces
sary. Oubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For saie by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
Children Cry for
Medical Knowledge Applied.
Disease is a weakness or loss of vital
force in some part of the body.
The success of tbe treatment is due to
the fact that tbe physician applies his
Knowledge in his practice and employs
such remedies only as strrngtbez the
body in all its parts and at the same time
fortifies and conserves the vital forces
In disease some ptrt of the body is not
performing its work.
In catarrh the physicians of the Scott
Medical institute find a fault of tht mu
cous membranes of tbe tote, atid at ilf
same time a fault of some oiher prt of
the body. These associtied c niplica'e
In order to cure, the physicians of the
Hcott Medical Institute apply such treat
ment to the nose as tend to returc the
parts to a normal condition, and at the
sitae time they give such reraedie as
will correct the clbe accompanying
Tbey de this by reiiu'.ar medical treit
ment. They have no specifics, no elec
trical appliances, no magnetic healing
system, and no charms or fetish.
They assert no other power than spec
ial knowledge of a special subject.
This explains their successful catarrhal
cases, such as the following:
"1 have had catarrh for tbe past nine years.
Bays Mr. A. Q. Bcrgran. who resides n the cor
ner of Fourteenth street and Twelfth av dh.
Moline. Illinois. "I caupht cold very easy snd
suffered from severe headaches, especially over
my eyes. The catarrh attacked my ears snd I
was compelled to take trest-rent. I had bulging
and roaring- noises in my ears so tba: 1 wai i arti
ally deaf for two yean.
A. O, BTCBQBtX,
Cor, Kth 8t, and 18lh Ave. Molina, 111.
' "I wa advised to go to the Scott Institute and
sir. In OKI south my heiring has been entirely
res'orea. I have now no pain in my head or
chest and I fee- we'l and bave only trrated one
month, I conscientiously anvise all afflicted to
take my same consse of treatment."
SCOTT MEDICAL. INSTITUTE,
Office Honrs 0 to It a. m ., B to 4 p. m . o S r.
m. Parlors over Amesican Fzpress office, 231
Brady street. No office boars Sunday evening.
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Nose, Throat, Lungs snd all forms of
Chronic Diseases, no matter bow long
standing. No case taken where tbere is
any doubt of a complete cure.
8pecial attention given to diseases of
women snd children.
well satisfied tt?&t
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BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-TOE WELL KNOWN-
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has r-c-ivt d
his KaLL STOCK of Suitings and Overcoatings.
CseTCall and leave your order.
Stab Block Opposite Harper House.
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of tbe Brady Street
A il t nds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Greea Eonaes Flower Store
Our block north of Central Para, the largest Ia. So Brady Street. Davenport, lowi
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop Corner Seven toentb St.
and Bevtth Avenue,
e-r-A.il rind of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnlldlnct
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