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IfOKDAY. gEPTKMBB 5. 1892.
Vi:BATI KATIOXAIi TICKET.
"For President GROVE R CLBVTLASD
Yfci TPreVidenU.r.ADLAl K. STEVENSON
-FM-Oovcrnor JOHN P. ALTGELD
Tor Congressman le"VKiSwNjSirVTKR
ForCoiuTresnnan at l.rge.AfcDKK AV J. MtNTKR
For Uenienant Governor. .... . ... SKPH B GILL
For Treasurer. ; 't'waonIy
For Attorney General ..M. T. M ALON E
For Elector, 1 1 1 h Di at. H H A N t.
For Lour ess, 11th l ist TRIMAN PLAfcTZ
for Member Board of Kquali.t feARTUt80N
Democratic Senatorial Convention:
The counties of Fock Island and Henry, com
wfeine; the Twenty fir senatorial district are,
nuted to send delegates w a convention to be
held at the court bouse in the city of Rock lsl-
d' IUS TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 199
at 2-80 p. m., for the purpose of nominating a
casriidaW for representative, appointing a .sena
torial committee and transacting such other busi
arVTas may properly come before the convention.
V.f representative 11 be oe d e
nte lor every SOU votes or fraction thereof or 10O
Sever of voiea cast for democratic presidential
electors in 1888, as follows: ,,.,.
Hoes Island county ....8,644 votes 18 delegates.
Henry county 2.363 " 1
L. F. UiuMicfc.
Bock IslaWD. Ili.s.. Aug. 18. Wri.
Jambs A. Garfield. William H. So
ward.Zachariah Chandler, Henry Wil
see, Lafayette 8. Foster, Nathaniel P.
Banks and Henry Clay, each a republi
can party leader in his time, believed in a
moderate tariff that led to free trade.
Garfield favored that thought in a speech
in congress, and at least three of the
others voted to reduce the 25 per cent
tariff of 1846 to the It per cent schedule
of 1857. And yet democrats who be
lieve the same as did these statesmen are
called everything but traitors by the
monoply-fed institutions of the time.
For the sake of its campaign fund the
party is pledged to an issue which its
greatest men of honor would disclaim.
Even James G.Blaine is a high 'protec
tionist in neither theory or practice.
Tfce fcErfsvel of . vVaea.
t York Wor'.d.
Ttin ia nn OTP&tfr rlifihOIieStV th&n
MMM,V .0 p. - - - - -
tbat involved in the prot ectionist claim
that "difference in the ievel of wages
between Europe and America" con
trolled the McKinley revision of our
The fact has been officially disclosed
many times that the "level of wages" is
bigber in free trade England than in any
protected country of Europe and most
of these countries have tariffs for protec
tion. The "level of wages" varies at much
ia different states of our union, under
tbe came tariff, as it does between this
country atd England. ,
The fact was admitted by tbe Tribune
some weeks sgo that "the higher effi
ciency of labor secured by higher wages
.here to a great extent counterbalances
tbe differences in wages paid." and that
the advance in wages of labor does not,
therefore, involve anything like a corres
ponding advance in the cost of labor."
Secretary Blaine demonstrated this in his
famous report on cotton manufacturers
here tnd in England.
A manufacturer of clothing has jaBt
eiven the labor cost in bis industry at
33 per cent. The duty is 70 to 75 per
cent. Tbe average total labor cost in
manufacturers is U ss than half the aver
The talk of the relation between ta
riffs and the "level of wages" is pure
f Optaton of the TJ. 8. Supreme Court, 30 Wall ace
To lay with one hand the power of the
government on tbe property of the cili
ces, and with the other to bestow it
upon favored individuals to aid private
enterprises and build np private fortunes,
is none the less a robbery because it is
done under the forms of law and is called
taxation. This is not legislation. It is a
decree uider legislative forms. Nor is it
taxation. A taz," says Webster's dic
tionary, "is a rate or sum of money as-
1 nn ,v iwrinn or Drooertv of a
citiaen by the government for the um of
the nation or state. taxes arc uur
taia or charees imposed by the legisla
ture upon persons or property to raise
money for public purposes.
We have established, we think, be
yond cavil, that there can be no lawful
.... . t. m L. 1 1 1.
tax wnicn is not lam ior a (juuut iu
If it be said that a benefit results to
w tnoat niihli. rf a town bv establishing
manufactures, the same may be said of
Atnnr rmsinpRR or rjursuit which em
ploys capital or labor. The merchant,
Um mechanic, the innkeeper, the banker,
tbe builder, the steamboat owner, are
equally promoters of the public good, and
anally deserving tbe aid of the citiaens
by forced contributions. No line can
be drawn in favor of the manufacturer
vhieh would not open the coffers of the
public treasury to the importunities of
two-thirds of the business men of tbe
city or town.
Account of Annual Session Sovereign
Grand Lodge I. O. O F., will sell tickets
Sept. 10 to 14, good to return within 60
days at one lowest fare for round trip.
F. H. Plummxr. Agent.
They Have Grown Steadily la Illinois
Daring the Put Ten Tears.
The appropriations made by the legis
lature of Illinois every two years are in
creasing at an unparalleled rate. Since
1879 the appropriations have been as
1881, $6,229,530 1883, $6,811,997
1885, 7,597,010 1887, 7,562,082
1889, 7,130,406 1891, 8,662,705
There is no state debt in Illinois, and
the increase in expenditure is out of all
proportion, to the population, and can
not be duplicated by any state in the
union. The appropriations made by the
last legislature would have been greatly
in excess of the amount given had it not
been for the persistency of a Democratic
house in reducing the amounts passed
by the senate. If the taxpayers desire
a still further increase in the tax rates
they should be sure to vote the straight
A Pleaaant Party.
When "Whitelaw Reid visited Spring
field he was given a dinner by Governor
Fifer. Among the guests were Senator
Cullom, Auditor Pavey and Secretary
of State Pearson. It must have been a
love feast. Fifer curses Cullom and
calls him a son of a dog; he curses Pavey
and says he is a scoundrel; he cursed
Pearson and says he is not as decent as
one of his negro janitors. Cullom don't
swear only when be is mad and he is
so mad at Fifer that he can't do the sub
ject justice. He has the same opinion
of Pavey and Pearson that Fifer has.
Pi vey says Fifer is the biggest liar he
ever met, and that Pearson is a hypo
irite, Pearson didn't say anything ex
cept that he likes a negro better than a
white man. It must have been a nice
The Prohibitionists claim that they
will poll 100,000 votes in Illinois, this
year. This is a pretty high figure and
one they will hardly reach, but they will
certainly increase their vote over that of
Hot Springs, Arkansas .
With the view of placing before aud
within tbe reach of the suffering tbe ben
efits of the curstive properties of the Hot
Springs in a si mple, practical and inex
pensive manner, the manufacturers have,
with the aid of a skillful chemist, synthe
tized all tbe healing elements entering
into the composition of the water in the
form of the medicines which they have
offered to the public.
Realizing that a remedy which offers
tbe additional advantages of a preventa
tive would be farther reaching and of
more vital importance, they have placed
upon the market their Hot Springs Skin
Hot Springs Skin Soap acts directly
upon the delicate pores of the body,
sweetens and purifies the skin, thereby
rendering it free from bad odors, pimples,
rashes and other disagreeable and repug
nant manifestations. Hariz & Bahnsen,
wholesale agents. Rock Island.
The Best in the World.
Senator Henry C. Nelson, of New York,
"On the 27th of February. 1883. I was
taken with a violent pain in the region of
the kidneys. I suffered such agony tbat
I could hardly stand up. As soon as
possible I applied two Allcock's Porous
Plasters one over each kidney, and laid
down. In an hour, to my surprise and
delight, the pain had vanished and I was
weil . I wore the plasters for a day or
two as a precaution, and then removed
them. I have been using Allcock's Por
ous Plasters in my family for the last ten
years, and have always found them the
quickest and best remedy ior corns,
strains and rheumatic affections. From
my experience I believe they are the best
plasters in the world."
Admittsd the Facta.
Vavannttfr H itrvra haVA tft be VPTV
careful in opening their columns for state
ments. But aware tbat the Lr. Miles
Medical Co. are responsible, we make
uvm for tViA fnllnwinir testimonial from
R. McDougall, Auburn, Ind., who for two
years noticed a stoppage or shipping oi
th nnlu tils lpft fiiH ant so tender he
could not lie on it, his heart fluttered, he
was alarmed, went to ainerent doctors,
lipf hut one bottle of Dr.
Miles' New Heart Cure cured him. The
elegant book, "New and Startling i? acts,'
t n.t-t Rahnapn'a. It tells all
about heart and nervous diseases and
many wonderful cores.
Hot Bprwffa akin Salve,
This aalva ia oenerallv considered
necessary only in aggravated cases of
skin eruptions, although many are today
using tbe soap, tbe powder and the salve
at the same time, for instance the soap
can be used at any and all times, tbe
powder during the day and the salve at
night. Hartz & Bahnsen, wholesale
agents, kock isianu.
For any trace of antipyrine, morphine,
chloral or anv other iniurious compound
in KrauBe's Headache capsules.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For Bale by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
What the Hon. George G. Vest says m
regard to tbe superiority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. HirBCbberg 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.
, G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Orchard State bank, of Orchard, Ne
braska, makes investments in real estate
securities: 7 per ctnt interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the personal inspection of the officers
E. W.Dart. president; J. B. Dart, cashier
References Mitchell & Lynde. bank
ers; J. F. Robinson, cashier Rock Island
t . i v. . n 4i If n
national obuk; v. v. vaimi, ju. .,
Henry Dart's Sons, wholesale grocers
Joseph Ruby, of Columbia. Pa., suffer
ed from birth with scrofula humor, till he
was perfectly cured by Hood a Sana
WHO PAID THE TAX?
A certain farmer in central Illinois re
ceived a notice recently that his land
had been sold for taxes and the time for
redemption would soon expire. He
went to see the county clerk about it
and was very indignant over the mean
trick served him by the collector. "I
thought," said he, "that after the Mc
Kinley bill was passed the foreigners
were to pay our taxes? Our Republican
speakers said so and my Republican
paper told me the same thing." The
clerk explained that the tax alleged to
be paid by the foreigners, was one levied
by the national government, but that
the state, county, school and road taxes
had still to be paid by ourselves. The
farmer mused for a couple of minutes
and then said: "Why the thunder
didn't McKinley include all kinds of
taxes in his bill? That's what we elected
a Republican congress for. I don't see
as I make anything out of the law as it
now stands. A man might as well be a
Democrat." He redeemed his land,
went an 1 subscribed for a Democratic
paper, then returned home prepared to
look with suspicion upon all Republican
There is war in the Republican camp.
Mr. Pearson, candidate for secretary of
state, has had several of the employes
of his office out through the state on
political business. The way in which
he traded the other candidates on the
ticket four years ago placed him under
suspicion this time, and they had his
emissaries "watched. One of them, a
negro clerk or janitor in his office, went
to southern Illinois and circulated
among his race with whom he is sup
posed to have influence. He instructed
them to get votes for Pearson first of
all, even if it were necessary to trade off
the remainder of the ticket for them.
Of course the other candidates are hot
and some of them have spoken their
minds pretty freely on the subject. It
is presumed that they will keep even
with him at this game. Pearson was
nominated because it was supposed that
he could hold the negro vote for the
party, but as he is using it solely for his
own benefit the other candidates call
him some hard names "hog" being one
of the mildest.
TIRED OF THE MACHINE.
"I am growing tired of the same old
ring running our state affairs," said a
prominent Republican. "Things may
le all right and they may be all wrong.
I would like to see the books examined
anyway and this can only be done
through a chanpe of administration.
The reiorts of our state officers give lit
tle information and the expenses of
our state institutions seem to me to be
very large. It is said that people inter
ested in their management grow rich
and I noticed some time ago in a strong
Republican paper that some of our state
officers are drawing two or three sal
aries. I want to see all these things
looked into and shall vote and work for
the Democratic state ticket this year.
The defeat of Fifer and his colleagues
will not only give us light on these mat
ters, but it will teach the machine men
of our party a lesson. The state ticket
this year was not the choice of the Re
publican iarty; it was shot through by
the machine. Its defeat will be a warn
ing to all machinists to consult the
wishes of the people in making their
HE MILKED THE COWS.
Hon. David Gore, candidate for state
auditor on the Democratic ticket, is a
farmer and his colleague. Buck Hin-
richsen, candidate for secretary of state,
tells the following story of him: "We
happened to meet at a town in southern
Illinois one night," said Buck, "and oc
cupied the same room. I awoke about
6 o'clock in the morning and found that
Uncle David was already up and gone.
I dressed and went down stairs and find
ing the landlord asked him what had
become of my roommate. 'He is out
milking the cows,' was the reply.
"Milking the cows?"
'Yes. He came down very early.
I thought he was sick, but he told me he
was a farmer and could not sleep after 4
o'clock. He said he never had any ap
petite for breakfast until he had done a
few chores and asked if he could saw
some wood or milk the cows, or some
thing. 1 told him he could and put him
to work. He sawed and split a big pile
of wood and is now milking the cows.
There he comes with the milk,' pointing
through a rear window. Sure enough
there was Uncle David coming up the
path carrying a couple of pails rilled
with milk. He had taken off his coat
and vest to display his single yarn sus
pender, and his pantaloons were rolled
up to show nis nome-ayea, nome-snn
blue socks. He took the milk to the
kitchen and asked for a washpan and a
piece of bar soap. With these he went to
the pump and performed his ablutions;
then combing his hair and beard with
his pocket comb he came into breakfast.
The balance of the candidates were not
in it that day. The landlord told the
story and as the farmers came in it
spread among them and all wanted to
see the candidate who milked the cows,
sawed wood and washed at the pump.
THEY CAN'T AFFORD IT.
There will be no foolishness amongst
the New York Democrats this year.
They realize that the voteB of Illinois
and Wisconsin are liable to be cast for
the Democratic ticket. Should this
ticket be elected with New York in the
Republican column the importance of
the Empire state as a political factor
Governor Fifer says that Judge Altgeld
claims the state by 70,000. Filer's
statement may or may not be true, but
of this you may be sure: If Judge Alt
geld makes this claim he knows what he
b talking about.
It was noticeable that there were no
labor clubs in the processions at the
meetings for Whitelaw Reid. Even
the printers' unions failed to turn out.
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THEM.
IV hat the Patriotic Sons of America Ia-
tend to Do.
Keep your eye on the Patriotic Sons
of America, will you? What is the or
der? It is a Republican machine. What
does it propose to do? To defeat every
candidate for office in Illinois who is
not a native born citizen. It is directed
against the Germans in this campaign
for the reason that John P. Altgeld is a
German. It is not being used . in the
epen. It is a secret order. It proposes
to exclude foreign-born citizens from
office in this state, regardless of their
ability or attainments. It is a dangerous
secret political power invoked to aid Pri
vate Joe Fifer. It is a snake that must
be killed. Many of our foreign-born cit
izens are the best citizens we have.
They have fully conformed to all the
requirements of our laws and are as
thoroughly citizens as though they had
accidentally been born in the United
States. It is nothing short of infamous
to form a secret society against them to
deprive them of any political rights or
emoluments to which they are entitled.
They should be treated precisely as the
native-born are. When a man who is
not fit for office offers himself he should
be defeated, be he native-born or for
eigner, but no man should be voted
against because of his nativity. You
will find in the Republican party a
strong element in favor of excluding all
foreign-born citizens from office. Ben
At every general election the Republi
can party in Illinois have been in the
habit of importing from Kentucky and
Missouri every 6tray negro who could be
induced to come and vote the Republi
can ticket. These negroes are not legal
voters in this state, from the fact that
they have not resided here a year, but
in localities where the Republicans con
trol the election machinery they are reg
istered and their votes sworn in every
where with an audacity that is astonish
ing. The importation bureau is at work
this year more vigorously than usual.
Several of the Democratic papers along
the border line report the incoming of
negro in large quantities and letters
of inquiry sent out bring the informa
tion that there are numbers of strange
negroes in all of the considerable towns
in the state. The state committee is
taking measures to prevent and punish
these frauds, but the principal duty of
detection falls upon the local committee,
the members of which should spot every
strange negro and investigate his right
to vote. If he attempts to register or
vote illegally have him arrested and
Our Country Fresa.
General Clarkson once said that one
reason for the steady growth of the
Democratic party was found in the
superiority of the Democratic country
papers. Such a statement, coming from
the leading Republican politician of the
country, excited some surprise, but its
truth cannot le doubted by anyone tak
ing the trouble to compare the political
papers published in the same town,
rn Illinois the superiority of the Demo
cratic papers is marked. You may take
the state, county by county, and it
would be safe to say that in threes-fourths
of the towns you will find the Demo
cratic jiapers in the lead. What makes
this condition more remarkable is that
a majority of the counties in the state
have heretofore been Republican, and
the papers of that party have leen the
recipients of the public patronage, an
important item in the income of the
average country paper. On the other
hand the Democratic papers are advo
cating a just cause and this makes their
The state board of charities in their
last report to the legislature asked that
the salary of their secretary be increased
to f 4,000, which is more than any state
officer, except the governor, receives
They also ask for additional appropria
tion for clerk hire and said it was abso
lutely necessary to have more clerical
help. Notwithstanding this, the secre
tary, who wanted $ 4,000 per year, does
not spend one-fourth of his time in his
office, but is and has been for years en
gaged in working for the general gov
ernment. Tbe Milk in the Cucoannt
Republican organs are making a great
ado over the appropriations of the pres
ent congress, which threaten to reach
those of the billion congress. While we
would like to see much smaller appro
priations, it must not be forgotten that
Czar Reed's last dollar congress cun
ningly increased the permanent expendi
tures with pension bills, sugar bounties,
river and harbor steals, etc., so that the
hands of the present congress have been
tied. Saratoga Sun.
Another Kil In Harrison's Coffin.
Here is another ugly nail for the pres
ident's political coffin. He cannot af-
fstt-il ts Irvw Indiana., vet it is nlain that
it is impossible for him to carry it. Dud-
lev is not to manipulate tne blocks or
five this vear. and the 6ecret ballot
checks the course of corruption. Har
rison has maue enemies, ine liiameites
ura After him and Hoosierdom is in the
hands of his foes. Maquoketa (Ia.) Sen
A Boeky Road to Washington.
It is a noticeable fact that Republican
organs and stump speakers are this year
bending their energies not to the gain
ing of new converts to the faith, but are
endeavoring to inspire a little enthusi
asm in the breasts of "the old guard
and to win back the runaway sheep ito
the fold. Alton (Ills.) SentineL
The Republicans submit the inquiry if
Democrats intend to replace the tariff
on sugar. By no means. But, if the
importer and not the consumer pavs the
tax, what difference would it make?
If Senator Hill should decide to take
an ocean trip he will remain away but
four or five weeks, and will actively
participate in tbe campaign on his re
turn. Oswego (N. Y.) Palladium.
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well satisfied tb&t
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Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices.
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has received
his FALL STOCK of Suitings and Overcoatings;
fgsfCALi. and leave your order.
Star Block Opposite Harper House.
J. T. JDIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of tbe Brady Street
Ail ktnds of Cot Flowers constantly on band.
Green Honaea Flowsr 8 tor
One block north of Central Park, tbe largest ir la. 304 Brady Street. DsTtnport. Iowa .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and BxaildLer,
Office and Shop Corner SeYenteenth 8U . .
and 8e Tenth Ayenue, "
"All kinds of carnenter work a specialty
famished on application.
Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnildlajcs
asroaa wu .rrsa csuo.
J'm """"""Tf " to.f,,r? 1" Srro"- disease, such as Weak Memory
1mofBr.iD Fowsr. fleadacue. Wakefulness. Lost Manhood. Kiphtir Kmis
sion. Nervousness. a wituile. si! drains slid loss of power of tbe Generative
Orsans In eit her sex caused ! over exertion, vonthfni m. n..iM.if
jf;5 uwol tobacco, opium or stimulants which soon lead to Intlrmitr. lon-ump
tion and insanity. Put up convenient u. carry in vest pocket. C?l irpack
aiceoy mav: ior x nun tr.ryjiorder wo jiwotiriilm rair.i.ilx lnn
or reutut to money. Circular tree. Address Kcsre Sms Col. Chicago 1U
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 8d Ayejand 20th street.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT. DEPARTMENTS.
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, J. C. DUNCAN, Proprietor.