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UUIOUK. rltX.TIOAL TH KKT.
For President G ROVER CLEVELAND
For Vice President. ... A LL A I E. 8TKVJNao
For CongrcsMnan at lar.e..
For Cong rt-SMnan at Nrce . A
For Lieutenant oovernor
For Secretary of State.... W
For Auditor ....
For Attornev General....
For Elector, 11 th D st ... .
JOHN P ALTGELD
...JOHN C. BLACK
NDKEW J. HUNTER
JOSKPH B GILL
M H 1UNKH HHEN
KUil'd S. RAMSEY
M. T. MOLONEY
J H HAN ; EY
For State's Attorney ,....M. J.McfSIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETER FKEY
For Coroner W1NSLOW HOWARD
Democratic Senatorial Convention.
The counties of Pock Inland and Henry, com
prising the Twenty first senatorial district are,
requested to rend delegates to a convention to be
neia at ine court nou-e in trie city oi hock 1st-
ON TUESDAY, SEPT, 0 1894,
at 2:30 p. m., for the purpose of nominating
candidate for representative, appointing a tew
torial committee and transactive such other busi
ness as may properly come before the convention.
The bais of representative will be one dele
gate for every 00 votes or fraction thereof of 100
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in lues, as rollows:
Kock Island county... .3,644 votes 18 delegates,
Henry county a.i3 " 1
L. C. Blakdinq.
L. F. Dm hick.
Rock Islako, It ls., Ang. 18, lttttt.
The democratic nominee for congress
in the Eleventh district is Truman in
name, and in reality. Mr. Plantz is one of
the most promising young lawyers in the
Eleventh district, a mn of unusual ca
pabilities, a bright and eloquent speaker.
and withal such an one as will make a
worthy successor to Coagressman Cable,
fcT. Louis Ke public: T.he appropria
tions of the .rtv-secoDd congress are
$ 10.000.COO les. than the single session
appropriations of the Reed congress
This includes the democratic appropria
tion for western waterways. Excluding
the river and harbor appropriations, the
Reed figures are reduced $55,000,000
The Reed congress, it will tie remem
bered, did nothing for ?he Mississippi.
The presses of the government print
ing office in Washington could not be
pat to better use than in spreading in for
mation as to the true inwardness of the
revolutionary force bi'.l which the Min
neapolis convention promises that the
republican party will enact if it is given
the chance. The people of this country
are profoundly interested in politics just
now. Let them have all the facts, fully
Indianapolis Sentinel The Indiana
democracy was never in a better condi
tion to win than it ia at present. It is
well organized with an earnest, flarJ
working central committee and an ac
tive, energetic chairman, who doesn't
know what defeat looks life. It has a
state ticket whiea. from top to bottom,
could not be excelled, and one so far su
perior to the republican ticket that re
publicans everywhere are giving it their
support in preference to that nominated
by their own party. Indiana democracy
has but one thing to fear, aad that is
over-confidence. With thorough local
organization and earnest work, with all
the details carefully looked after, the
majority in November will be larger
than ever before. The lesson of all of
which is, organize democratic clubs.
It was a well befitting compliment
that the democratic convention of the
Eleventh district paid to Congressman
Cable in insisting that he becocr-e a can
didate for re-election. Mr. Cable's car
eer as congressman, and bis rapid ad
vancement in the councils of his partv
well merited the confidence reposed in
htm in the unanimous desire of his party
to again honor him. Had it not been
for the exacting duties of his position as
member of the democratic national com
mittee he would, doubtless, have yielded
to the popuUr de.ire of his party in the
Eleventh district, but uuder the circum
stances he could not consent, and great
as was the ditipointment occasioned
by bis positive declination and the re
luctance with which his final decision
was received in the convention, his
friends in and out of party lines look fors
ward to a future time when they may
ag-iin honor him. la the meantime they
will elect Truman Plantz to Mr. Cable's
seat in congress.
HARRISON Mearly time to fry the fat
wanted the very highest order of skilled
labor and wished to avoid any possibility
of a strike. This position taken by us
cost us a great deal more money. We
took special pains to inform each con
tractor before giving him any job, that he
must employ the highest order of union
labor, and that none other would be per
mitted to work on the building. Tbis
rule was strictly adhered to in every cse.
"When it came to the marble work we
pursued the same course. Not only this,
but before we let the contract I went to
the establishment of Sherman & Flavin
on State street, near Twenty-fifth, in tbU
city, to see whether tbey bad the marble
there to put into tbe building, which tbey
had assured me. I also investigated ks
to whether tbey had ample capacity to do
tbe work ripht. and I found they bad one
of tbe largest marble trills in this coun
try, more gang saws to saw tbe marble,
machines to polish, machines to cut and
curvo, tban were to bd found anywhere
else in tb west,, and I found they bad
between 200 and 300 men at work. I
saw the blocks of marble out of which
all that was to go into tbe building w-s
to be cut. I was out several
times afterward while the work was
in progress, and saw th man worKmr.
I saw the marble hauled to tbe building
and dt..vered. I have been toid ibt
Sherman & Flavin employ some convicts
to do work but tbey are amonz tbe larg
est contractors in tbe United (Hates and
are doing jobs all over the country. To
what places they take their roarb'e from
the prison if they do work their, I do not
"I do know; howeyer, that none of it
was taken to the Unity block, and I do
know that we contracted especially for
union labor and pa'd, higher prices than
we otherwise would need to have done.
I do not care to notice all tbe statements
of E-mail partisans, who will stop at noth
ing, hut owe it to the friend) of free la
bor to let tnem know tbe facts "
All (TmiOii Lsburers,
The Illinois republic to papers are busy
circulating tne storr that Judge Altgeld
employed conv;ct lab ir in the construc
tion of the Unity building. Judge Alt
geld's statement in regird to this matter
is as follows:
"This is a pure invention of tbe ene
my . There is not a word of truth in the
entire statement. I am building no resi
dence nor any bouse of any kind, and
far as the Unity block is concerned .there
wu not ' stroke of work, done in it bat
-what was done by union labor. We
He ta In a Fix.
Henry L Hertz, Republican candidate
for state treasurer, is in a fix. He is a
foreigner, being a native of Denmark;
he is also a hater of negroes. Nearly all
the candidates on the Republican ticket
with hint are either Knownothings or
sympathizers with that organization.
They also profess great love for the col
ored brother. With cheerful unanimity
they suggest to these two classes of vot
ers that the party can better afford to
lose Hertz than the remainder of the
ticket, and that if they want to scratch
him that they ought to make the best
trade possible for the other Republican
candidates. Hertz is beginning to feel
that the foreigner pays the tax.
The friends of General Rinaker claim
that he was defeated for congressman in
the Republican state convention by
fraud. It seems that Massac county,
entitled to ten delegates isi the conven
tion, was not represented. Some of
Tates friends slipped into the seats of
the Massac county people and cast the
ten votes of the county for the Jackson
ville statesman. Yates was only nomi
nated by one vote and it is claimed that
he would never have got there but for
this trick played by his friends.
Republican Fail urea.
Republican rallies have bo far proved
failures. Few people have attended
them and in spite of the rosy tinge
given them in the party pajiers they
have been disappointing to the candi
dates. At Pekin, where the campaign
wan opened, the rally was a fizzle; at
Springfield, when Whitelaw Reid wai
present to draw a crowd, the crowd
failed to come, there having been less
than 8,000 people from outside present
m the city. This is certainly not a Re
Wh&e Judge Oresham will not take
the stump for the People's party yet he
will certainly not vote the Republican
ticket this year. The third party claims
him as a convert, but men who think
they know say that the judge will act
with the Democrats this year. His pub-
he expressions nhow him to be bitterly
hostile to the Republican policy and
favorable to that of the Democrats.
His vote and influence will go to the
party most likely to defeat the Republi
cans. He Can Stand It,
Maurice Maloney, the Democratic can
didate for attorney general, seems to be
the special object of the hatred of the
Knownothings. He is of Irish birth,
but was brought here when a boy and
is American in every sense of the word.
A brilliant and successful lawyer, an
honest and patriotic citizen, he can af
ford to laugh at the efforts of theee un
American organisations when he is the
choice of the people who believe in true
A SENSIBLE MOVE.
A NewTork Republican Ex-Assemblyman
Hecomen a Democrat.
D. Morgan Hildreth, who was elected
to the assembly last year by the Republi
cans of the Twenty -first district, has
written a letter to Joh n Proctor Clarke,
president of the Republican organization
of that district, in which he says:
"Permit me to tender to the Republi
can organization through you my resig
nation as a member thereof. Up to the
present time I have actively co-operated
with Republicans, and in so doing I was
actuated by a belief thai the platform
of the two great parties represented the
sincere principles of government which
were placed in issue in each succeeding
" I realize that I have received at the
bands of the Republican organization
of the Twenty-first el ction " district the
nignest nonor it ha to confer in my
nomination and election as a member of
the assembly from that district, one of
the few Republican organizations in the
city of New York capable of so honoring
one of its constituents.
"I have certainly naught to complain
of in tbe treatment I have received at
the hands of the leaders of the district.
For all favors bestowed upon me I am
sincerely grateful. I have come to be
lieve, however, the fact to be that the
professions of the Republican party are
insincere, and that the platform s adopt
ed in the past have been adopted solely
with a view of inducing such enthusias
tic theorists as myself to swear alle
giance to that party.
"Therefore I now retire from what
seems to me to be a field of hypocrisy
to which I was allured by blandishments,
misstatements and deception. The only
issue that I recognized in the years that
I have actively participated in politics
as existing between the two dominant
political parties was that of protection.
I believe in it on principle. I believe in
it to-day provided that its attendant
advantages can be made universal and
Mr. Hildreth goes on to say that the
protective system as applied to manu
facturers and laborers gives the former
all advantages through the increased
prices they are able to charge for arti
cles, and that the wages of workmen
are not correspondingly increased. He
"My allegiance to the Republican
party in the past has been induced by
exaction of conscience, and I now retire
f rem that party because of the fact that
I have learned from experience to know
and believe in its absolute insincerity in
this one cardinal issue as demonstrated
in practice." New York Herald.
Governor Fifer said in his Pinkerton
speech: " A Republican governor re
commended and a Republican legislature
passed a law restricting the Pinkertons."
Which leads the St. Louis Republic to
inquire: Why was in not enforced at East
St. Louis under Oglesby and at Braid
wood under Fifer? What Senator Pal
mer insisted on in 1888 was that the law
should be enforced, and what he 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." Freeport Democrat.
Under the McKinley bill a good, ordi
nary blanket worth between 40 and 50
cents a pound is taxed . (1.06 on every
dollar of its value. The house passed a
bill reducing the blanket tax from this
outrageous rate to 25 per cent, but this
bill went with the rest to the pigeon
holes of the Republican senate. Free
The Republican attacks on the Demo
cratic national ticket seem directed
mainly against Gen. Stevenson. So far
he has been accused of every crime in
the calendar in addition to which ex
Governor Hamilton has claimed his ac
quaintance, which is the most serious
thing yet brought against his good char
acter. Alexander Hamilton said that it was
easier to collect ten dollars in taxes in
directly than one dollar by direct means.
Which is the same as saying that you
can rob a man of ten dollars when he is
not looking, easier than you can get one
dollar from him when he is on his
A few days before the late Republican
state convention the Chicago Tribune
said that Gen. Pavey, the present Repub
lican candidate for re-election, had
" hooked, fobbed or stolen" five thousand
dollars per year of fees coming into the
insurance department of his office.
It is reported that John M. Fancher
f Altamont, one of the leading Republi
cans of that village, will support the
Democratic state and national tioket this
ear. Effingham Democrat.
SPIRIT OF THE LAW VIOLATED
THE STATE ADMINISTRATION.
The Cooper Show How They Are Com'
pelled to Compete with Convict Labor
at 55 Cents a Day.
The journeymen coopers of Chicago
have issued a pamphlet in which they
call the attention of the people to the
hardships that have been imposed upon
them bv the action of Governor Fifer
nnd his appointees in forcing them to
compete with convict labor, lhe pre
face of the pamphlet has the following:
"The ruinous consequences of permit
ing the thousands of convicts to be
contracted out at a few cents a day, and
brought in direct competition with free
labor, had become so great, andthe peo
ple of Illinois had become so aroused
over this wrong that six years ago at a
general election they amended the con
stitution of this state so as to stop this
"It then was the sworn duty of the
governor and his appointees to faith
lully obey and carry out this fund amen
tal law, but instead of so doing they
have for six years so juggled with it
that the evils complained of are today
greater than ever before. The ring of
lenitentiary contractors is making vast
fortunes and thousands upon thousands
of free skilled mechanics are in en
forced idleness. Hundreds of shops
have been driven out of business and
their proprietors ruined. When the
governor is appealed to to carry out the
law he merely quibbles. Now, how long
shall this continue
The pamphlet goes on to give other
information that ought to be of great
interest. What kind of competition is
that which comes from the penitentiary
at Joliet? The man appointed by the
coopers to investigate this matter got
access to the books in the prison. It
took a threat of mandamus proceedings
to get a look at those books. The labor
representatives now hold copies of the
contracts made with Mr. mterbotham
for the product of prison labor. He
practically contiols all that product.
The condition that confronts the coop
ers, as reported by T. Johnson, the man
who examined the record for the labor
people, is set out in the pamphlet as
"The state furnishes the contractor
with a full plant, costing, in my estima
tion, from 25,000 to $40,000, to be used
for the purpose, including all necessary
buildings, with no insurance for the
contractor and free of taxes of all de
scription. The superintendent of the
cooperage department of the prison said
that with the improved machinery they
are now using 100 convicts could mak
from 1,100 to 1,200 tierces a day. Thes
convicts are contracted at 55 and 60
cents a day.
"According to these figures a gang of
100 convicts, costing $57.50 a day, will
make 1,100 to 1,200 tierces a day, which.
as it includes tlie cartage on same, is
exactly 5 cents a tierce, while with the
same machinery and honest free labor,
the making and carting of a tierce costs
25 cents, or 500 per cent, more than to
make the same package in the prison,
and even then the manufacturer with
free labor is supposed to be taxed and
furnish his own buildings and plant and
pay insurance on the same. About
1,000,000 packages are used annually in
Chicago. Over 60 per cent, of the pack
ages used here have been supplied by
the prison, gradually shutting off all
manufacturers outside of tbe prison
and throwing their workmen out of em
ployment, causing fully 1,000 men to
suffer for the sake of saving a few dol
lars to the state to be used in keeping
10O criminals alive.
The above is some information from
the workingmen in relation to the wav
they are treated by Fifer. We are
aware that he says, now that he needs
votes, that he loves the workingmen.
It is well that we hear what they have
to say about that love.
Now, are workingmen in earnest in
their various movements to better their
condition? If they are they will turn
in and assist to i eat Fifer by a majoritv
that will be notice to all coming govern
ors that the workingmen in this state
were in earnest when they secured a
constitutional amendment to prohibit
the letting of convict labor. These
matters can be adjusted jeacefully.
Fifer, on his record, should be beaten
by at least 100,000 votes. And then the
workingmen of Illinois can be sure that
they will not be trifled with, that a con
stitutional amendment prohibiting the
letting of convict labor will not be set
aside by the miserable and hypocritical
pretext of contracting for the product j
of that labor.
The ballot, used intelligently and
earnestly, will right this matter. The
workingmen understand the situation,
thev have the facts lrom their brother
laliorerB. Will they now be true to
themselves and do their duty? Decatur
Our Ticket iu Cook.
The last hope entertained by the Re
publicans of breaking the Democratic
line in Chicago has disappeared. They
had predicted with confidence that the
Democratic county ticket would be such
a bad one that it would seriously handi
cap the national and state candidates.
They are disappointed, for the Demo
cratic ticket is one of the best and clean
est ever presented to the people of Cook
county. It is a strong ticket, made up
of live, ageressive men who will not
only work for success, but will serve the
people well when elected. Everything
seems to be going the Democratic way
During the encampment of some of
the regiments at Springfield there was a
tent attached to the adjutant general's
headquarters and called the "gospel
shop." It contained all manner of
liquor, which was served free to the
invited guests. The adjutant general is
prominent member of a Springfield
church and he should have had toe
much respect for religion to call bim em-
loon "gospel ahoy."
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