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Friday, September 9, 1892.
DEHOt'BATlC XATIOXAIj TICKET.
For Vice President.
. .ADLAT B. BTKVKSSOH
ForOovsrnor JOHN P. ALTGKLD
For (Ynnrreeeman at larse JOHN C. BLACK
For Congressman at large. ANDREW J. HUNTER
For Lieutenant uovemor JUMiru n hill
ror Secretarvof State WM H H1NRICHHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RUFU8 N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. MALONEY
For Eleclor, 11th Dist J H HAN LEY
For Cong ess. 11th List TRUMAN PLANT Z
For Member Board of Kqualizat on,
11. R. BARTLESON
For Reorcsentative. Twcntv-flrst Dist.
JOSSPH H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J.McRNlRY
For Circuit Clerk PET ICR FKEY
For Coroner WINSLOW HOWARD
"Mr. Blaine," says the Davenport
Democrat, "is a man of very positive
ideas. He rpplies these in a character
istic way to the scourge which now
threatens this country, lie would close
traffic between the old world and the
United States, close it to everybody and
everything save the mails and Americans
now abroad who want to fret home. lie
would admit neither the mails nor citi
zens until after precautions had been
taken. In other words busness can bet
ter afford to be checked, and inconven
ience caused to travelers, than to endan
fcer life. Mr. Blaine will find pub
lie sentiment running strongly his
way in the heroic action he proposes,
The absence of Mr. Blame s hand in
dealing with the plague that now threat
ens us is not the only evidence that the
back bone of the administration west
when the Maine man stepped out, but it
is pretty strong proof of it.
Oar Ceocreiontl Candidate.
Trnman Plantz. the democratic nom
inee for congress in the Eleventh dis
trict, is a thorough self-made man. He
waa born in Fulton county. New York,
in 1860, and came to Hancock county,
Illinois, with his parents in 1866. He
attended the public schools there until
he was 16 years of age. He was then
given a position as "caller" for the rail
way agent at Warsaw, his duty being to
hunt up trainmen when it came their
time to take the road. While in this
position he learned telegraphy.
He then served on a surveying
corps as chairbearer for several
months, and quit to take a position as
brakeman on the Keokuk & North
western. He afterward went on the T.
P. & W. and served as brakeman. bag
gageman and conductor, and remained
with the company until about three years
ago. It was while be was working on
the railroad that he studied law, devoting
every spare moment in the perusal of the
text books. He was examined and ad
mitted to the bar at Springfield in 1890.
Mr. Plantz has been active in local
politics in Hancock county for several
years. He was twice elected alderman,
and in 1891 was elected mayor of War
saw. For this office be was nominated
by Col. Marsh, his present opponent for
a seat in congress. He has represented
his county in several conventions, and
was a delegate from this district to the
national convention this year.
Mr. Plantz was married in August
1391, to Miss Nellie Dallam, sister of
Phil Dallam, editor of the Warsaw Bulle
tin. One child, a boy, has blessed their
I THE CRCAT hjPr
BATTLEDOOR AND SHUTTLECOCK.
which all free governments are founded,
and which all tyrannic governments de
nounce as untrue." It is just as true in
any other case as in the case which the
court was deciding when it enunciated
the law. It is true whether the govern
ment abusing its power is state or na
tional. It is just as true
when government licenses favored
individuals to themselves collect the
tribute from the taxpayers as when it
collects the money and pays it over to
the individuals in the form of bounties.
It is robbery in the one case as much as
in the other to plunder the taxpayers to
build up private fortunes.
Upon this text Oen. Black discourses
with a logic which is none the less per
fect and cogent because it is clothed in
the garb of burning and indignant elo
quence. Oen. Black assails the protec
tive system because it is essentially and
fundamentally wrong and iniquitous. In
so doing he assays the system in its vi
tal part. And be has little use for sta
tistics. It is not necessary to consult a
table of logarithms to find out whether
it is wrong to commit a license robbery,
and it is not necessary to study long col
umns of comparative quotations of mar
ket prices to find out that it maks the
victim poorer to rob him, even if it makes
the robber no richer.
Gen. Black has spoken the right word
at the right time. Protectionism must
go because it is robbery of the many by
the favored few under the forms of law.
General Black's recent address at
Bloomlngton waa an eloquent and pow
erful arraignment of protectionism as a
system at war with fundamental rights of
citizens and fundamental principles of
justice, and as the prolific mother of
evils now afflicting the country. He be
gan at the foundation and indicated the
line upon which the great battle for lib
erty and equality, as opposed to privi
lege and favoritism, must be fought by
appealing to the common sense of jus
tice, and holding protectionism up to
public detestation aa a mode of licensed
robbery and a scheme for the enrichment
of privileged classes at the expense of
the plundered masses.
He took for his text a famous deliver
ance of the supreme court of the United
States in the following words:
To lay with one hand the power of
the government on the property of the
citizen and with the other to bestow it
upon favored individuals, to aid private
enterprises, and build up private for
tunes, is none the less a robbery because
it is done under the forms of law and is
called a taxation. This is not legisla
tion; it is a decree under legislative
In this emphatic language, the Chi
cago Herald says, the highest tribunal in
the land lays down not only American
law, but, as Gen. Black says, "a law
which is older than our government and
which is eternally true; a law upon ,
91 r. Heist's View.
One of the great democratic thinkers
and workers of this state and a represent
ative German is Washington Hesing, ed
itor of the Chicago Staatz Zeitung, and a
possible World's Fair mayor. Mr. Hesing,
as the Quincy Herald says, was not al
ways a democrat, but could not help be
coming one with his love of free govern
ment and his desire for unhampered
commercial relations with the ends of
the earth. To him as much as anyone is
attributed the establishment of demo
cratic headquarters in Chicago. He
spent two days with Grover Cleveland at
the ex-president's invitation and much of
the time was spent in impressing the
great commoner with a sense of the great
importance of the Mississippi valley at
this time. Mr. Hesing believed that the
democrats could win in Illinois and his
views may be briefly summarized as fol
lows: "Whenever the Germans have been in
terested in a principle the vote of the
republicans has been cast down, and in
many instances the democrats have car
ried the day. This year we can with
proper organization and help do belter
than we have ever done. Mr. Altgeld,
our candidate for governor, is a German
and has the sympathy and confidence of
the people of his nationality. We are
thus Strong locally, and we are favored
by the nomination of Mr. Cleveland,
whose very name is a synonym for hon
esty, and who has endeared himself to
the hearts of all Germans. We have also
been favored by the selection of Mr.
Stevenson, one of the most popular dem- i
ocrats in our state. In 1872 Grant car
ried Illinois by 60,000. In 1874, only
two years after Grant's big majority, the
Germans bad a grievance against the re
publican party, and two democratic
candidates for state offices were
elected. In 1876. when many Germans
voted for Tilden, the republican
majority was only 20,000. In
1880. when the German vote returned to
Garfield, the republican majority waa
swelled to 41.000. In 1894 Mr. Cleve
land was defeated by only 20,000. In
1886, when there was no special princi
ple in the fight, the republicans carried
the state by 86,000. In 1883 Harrison
bad only 22,000 majority, and the repub
lican candidate for governor had a plu
rality of only 12,000. In 1890, when the
little red school bouse issue had come to
the front, Mr. Raab, the democratic can
didate for superintendent of public in
struction, waa elected by 35,000 major
ity, and Mr. Wilson (Dem.) waa elected
state treasurer by 12 000. The differ
ence between the vote for Raab and Wil
son was due entirely to the German vote,
and the latter had a popular vote getter
running against him on the republican
Mr. Hesing's 'final appeal for a head
quarters was prefaced with this' state
ment: "In Illinois there are 50,000 en
rolled German voters who are active
members of the Protestant church. I am
assured that 35.000 of theee are republi
cans, and 15,000 democrats. Leading
workers in what is known as the Luth
eran campaign say that 20,000 of these
35 .000 republicans will go with tfce dem
ocratic party this fall if they are met in
the right spirit. They are willing to
go with the democratic party on this oc- I
casion bectue the party has kept faith
with tbem, while the republican party
shamefully broke its word by passing the
Edwards law through the legislature. If
these 20,000 votes can be trans-ferrd
from the republican to the democratic
party the democratic state ticket will be
elicted. I say s'ate ticket, because the
leaders of this movement have desired it
to be understood that they are seeking
especially local punishment of the re
publican party, but I know personally,
and it stands to reason, that miay of
them will vote the democratic nation-1
ticket as well as the state ticket. If c
keep up the good work, circulate Ger
man literature and -maintain an etUficnt
organization, there is no dou'u tht the
great bulk of that vote tk. b obtiiDrd
for Cleveland and Sievinon. Of 85
German newspapers published in Illinois
all but three are for Altgciil and all nut
seven for Cleveland. We bnve in Chi
cago alone more than KKl.OOO males ovir
21 years of age who hsv" not voted. The
great majority C-n be mide citizens am!
registered and tbree-fourtbs of them can
be votid in the democratic party"
On the Republican side this campaign
has so far boon one of lies and misrepre
sentation. Every speaker seems to
have tried himself in thjs direction,
while the newspapers seem almost un
able to tell the truth. In addition to
these the party has a host of single
handed camjyiign liars who do a sort of
house-to-house work and fill in any gaps
which the speakers and newspapers hap
pen to neglect.
Lieutenant Governor Ray is regarded
as the special candidate of the Know-
nothing societies of the state. He was
nominated by the Republican conven
tion by their orders, lie is a member
of the organization and is said to be the
principal owner of the organ of the so
cieties which is published at Morris, his
Fifteen years ago two-thirds of the
Republicans of Illinois were tariff re
formers. They would be so still did the
people control the party policy. But
they do not; the organization is in the
hands of the beneficiaries of the robber
tariff and they issued the orders. The
people have nothing to do but vote.
Mr. Blaine has not yet seen fit to
break the eloquent sik-noe that has
tuarked his conduct since he wrote that
fetter resigning his position as secretary
The present secretary of state asked
for a large increase in the appropriation
for his office at the last session of the
legislature. He is utilizing the people's
money by having a large crops of white
and black employes traveling over the
state electioneering for him.
If the Democrats, in 1892, carry the
thirty states they carried in 1890, they
will secure 857 electoral votes, the Re
publicans will get 73, and the Farmers'
Alliance 14. The issues are the same in
1892 that they . were in 1890. Carroll
For farmers everywhere in the United
States tariff -reform means a reduction
of at least twenty-five per cent, on what
they have to buy without in anyway
diminishing the prices of what they
raise for sale. Streater Herald.
Republican papers and speakers are
claiming that their party will carry sev
eral southern states. It is much more
likely to lose Kansas, Nebraska, and
South Dakota, than it is to make any
gains in the south.
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Tuesdays. Aug. 30th, and Sept. 27ih,
1892. the C, M. & St. P. Railway will
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