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WXDKESDAT. 8EPTSMBKR 14. 1892.
PEXOCRATIC X ATIOX A a. TICKET.
Fo President GROVSR CLEVELAND
For Vice President... .AULA! K. BlJiV 3jH
Vwfiorernor JOTIX P. ALTGELD
Vnr nntimimui at larve JOHN C. BLACK
ForConKrr.manatlTtre.ANDKKV J. HVNTEK
ror i.loienant uoveraor nunr x un-u
Kor Secretary of State.. ..WM H HINRKHHSEN
For Auditor DA VI D GORE
For Treasurer RCFUS N . RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. MALOSEY
For Elector. 11th Diet J H HANI EY
ForConir ess, lltn List tkl4 run.au.
For Member Board of Kqualizaron,
H. K BAHTLESON
Tnf TConrraentatjvA- Twpnfv-firnt Disc.
For State's Attorney M. J. Mc?NIRY
Vnr CHi-l-nit f.lrk... PETKR FRE1
For Coroner WISSLOW HOWARD
An Abilene (Kan ) man keeps himse.f
supplied with newspapers by writing a
postal card every week asking a sample
copy of some big paper. He ?ets two or
three papers some weeks, and it only
costs 53 cents a year.
The Union is already working itself
up oyer J. H. Mulligan's candidacy for
the legislature, and is particularly ve
hement because Mr. Mulligan represents
the toiling classes, is "a railroad man. as
the morning paper puts it. Mr. Mulligan
will not attempt to disguise bis occupa
tion to please the Union or anybody else.
He has no reasou to be ashamed of his
calling, for he has won his way to a po
sition of responsibility by the sweat of
Protection for Robbery.
The Tweed ring, says the Indianapolis
Sentinel, took about $32 000.000 of the
public money for the improvement of
the city of New York, paid about $26,
000,000 in wages for honest work, and
The sugar trust in 1890 took 145,000,
000 of the public's money, paid less than
f4.000.000 in wages and "iifted"f 40.000,
000. The sugar trust will this year take
from the people over $18,000,000. pay
$6,000,000 in wages, and lift" $12,000.-
No one defended the thefts of the
Tweed ring on the ground that 80 per
cent was to pay wages; every republi
can in the land defends both the old and
the new "liftings'' of the sugar trust as
proper and moral because SO per cent
goes to the workmen and a small per
centage to the republican campaign
There are 450 public and private tariff
trusts, rings and combinations, all
modeled after the Tweed ring, but all
protected by a republican president and
senate from prosecution or even investi
gation, because they supply the "soap"
or "fat" for buying elections. Protection
is for robbery and is robhery.
Jefferson and Free Trade.
Both Mr. Blaine and President Harri
son in their recent letters claimed
Thomas Jefferson as a protectionist. Ia
his report on the "State of Commorce
and Navigation." sent to congress in Feb
ruary, 1792, Mr. Jefferson proclaimed
the following radical free trade senti
"Instead of embarrassing commerce
under piles of regulating laws, duties and
prohibition, could it be relieved from all
its shackles in all parts of the world,
could every country be employed in pro
ducing that which nature has best fitted
to produce, and each be free to ex
change with others mutual surpluses
for mutual wants, the greatest mass pos
sible would then be produced of those
things which contribute to human life
and human happiness; the numbers of
mankind would be increased, and their
'Would even a single nation begin
with the United States this system of
free commerce, it would be advisable to
begin it with that nation; since it is one
by one only that it can be extended to
all. When the circumstances of either
party render it expedient to levy a reve
nue by way of impost on commerce, its
freedom might be modified in that par
ticular, by mutual and equivalent meas
ures, preserving it entire in all others."
TPure and Wholesome Quality.
Commends to public approval tbe Cali
fornia liquid laxative remedy. Syrup of
Figa. It is pleasant to tbe taste, and by
acting gently on tbe kidneys, liver and
bowels to cleanse tbe system erxectuaiiy,
it promotes the health and comfort of all
who use it, at d with millions it is the
best and only remedy. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
Tuesdays. Aug. 80U. 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
turn 20 days from date of sale. No stops
over permitted on these tickets.
' E. D. V7. Holmes. Agent.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
i HE TARIFF AND WAGES
CONGRESSMAN SCOTT'S SPEECH IN
Tbe Small Share of the Wag-e Earners In
the Profits of the ProteetiTe Tariff
Bow the WagT ea Have lleen Cat Down
Since the McKinley Law Went Into
The effect of high tariff on wages is
clearly shown by Congressman Owen
Scott in a speech in the house of repre
sentatives March 15. He says that
wasre-earners do not share in tariff
bounties. The increase of duties and
consequent higher or stationary prices
are not followed bv increase of wages.
This is abundantly and conclusively
shown by the McKinley bill. Al
though the great increase of duties was
justified to laboring men by liberal
promises of increase in wages, not one
instance has been found where the &d-
ditional bountv to the mill-owner has
been divided with his men. On the con
trary, every demand made by working-
men for increase has been refused.
More than 300 establishments have cut
down wages since the McKinley law
went into effect. Strikes and labor
troubles have increased.
Rev. Father Ducey of St. Leo's church,
New York, in his Lenten sermon thus
fitly describes the serious condition of
labor in many places: He 6ays:
"In all the walks or life a bitter cry
is going up. You heard it the other day
in Unter den Linden. The multitude
feel that they are being fooled by empty
promises and lalse appearances by
grasping employers. Have we not a
condition of individual slavery even
worse than the slavery of the colored
people a few years ago?"
The Illinois state Federation of Labor
recently said that
"The year 1891, with its bountiful
harvests, witnessed increased dullness
in many callings and an increased army
of unemployed wage-earners.
In the same connection this organiza
tion of honest toilers says that
"Unscrupulous employers scour Eu
rope and import, in violation of law,
the victims of ignorance and misrule of
The thousands in Pennsylvania, Ala
bama and other parts of the country,
asking for a better chance to live, have
emphasized the hypocracy of the claim
that the increase of taxes was to benefit
labor. The nianv millions of profits per
annum in single great institutions like
Mr. Carnegie's Edgar Thomson works
could easily be divided more equitably
among the thousands of workmen who
make possible such collosal annual for
tunes. Hie refusal to increase wages
and the increase of taxes reallv reduce
wages by making the amount received
buv less of the necessaries of life. The
workingman is more concerned with the
purchasing power of his money than the
quantity received. A man gets f2 a
day and can buy a hat for $2 and other
things in proportion. Next year lie geta
$2.50 per dav and for the same hat must
pay $3 and for other necessaries pays in
this proportion. He trets less for his
toil than the year before.
Where I)oea Flfcr Stand, Anyway?
Governor Fifer is between the devil
and the deep sea. He is trying to be a
German Lutheran and Catholic and at
the same time appease the unlimited de
mand of the modern Knownothing or
ganizations of the Republican party.
It is unfortunate for the German Luth
erans that thev cannot read and under
stand what the governor says to his
Knownothing audiences. The News-
Record of Chicago in its issue of August
12 printed an article of nearly a column
in length concerning the anti-Catholio
and anti-foreign organizations in Illi
nois. It apears from this article that
there are 61, (HK) of the different orders.
The News-Record says concerning
Governor Fifer: "The governor's
course in promising much to all the
foreign orders, and especially the Ger
man Lutherans, has rendered their sup
port of him very luke warm. Altgeld
is bitterly opposed. He is disliked jer
sonallv by them and would be an obiect
of aerirressive attack, but from the face
that they cannot afford to stamp with
approval the couiseof Governor Fifer."
And adds this: "It is only on the
ground that he does not mean all he
says to the; German Lutherans that the
members of the Knownothing orders are
reconciled to him."
In other words the members of the
Knownothing orders believe that Gov
ernor Fifer is playing a confidence game
upon the German Lutherans.
The local merchants can and will
demonstrate over their counters that
the tariff is a tax from now until No
vember 8. An actual advance in the
wholesale price of staple goods which
are sold by all merchants on close mar
gins go direct to consumers and no
amount of equivocation or fine falsifica
tion by the partisan press and public
speakers can befogg the minds of ordi
nary people enough to obscure it. On
goods not strictly staple, merchants are
supposed to realize greater profits, and
as a rule do not mark goods up or down
to meet the fluctuations of the markets,
controlled by the combinations of man
manufacturers. If a retail merchant is
making barely 1 cent a yard on prints,
domestics, etc., and the manufacturers
suddenly combine so as to advance the
price of these goods 1 cent a yard, as
had been done recently, he must advance
the retail price or do business at a loss.
So long as wages in free trade Eng
land are from 50 to 303 per cent, higher
than in protected Germany, France or
Italy, with similar density of popula
tion, is this not a demonstration that
free trade increases, and that restraints
on trade diminish wages? Ottawa Free
Still They Cone.
In Bloomington there is a German
Democratic club with a membership of
250. Two-thirds of the membe
A PROTECTED LAM EN Y.
BT TOM Si. MOROAV.
In 'SB protection speakers
And hungry office seekers
Came out among us farmers with a horrid'
tale of woe;
Said the party then in power (
Was striving every hour
To down the poor laborer to keep it on
They told us that protection
as tbe only legal section
In the statutes that promised the laborer
They said they'd protect us
And never would neglect n,
If we'd help them down the Democrats
and anti-tariff mob.
They said the time would come
When right here at home
We'd have a ready market for everything
That money would be plenty,
The five, ten and twenty
Would rattle in our pockets and our bank
accounts would swell.
So they trotted out their Ben
And we helped 'em put him in.
Expecting of course the good times would
And money would be plenty
In tbe palace and the shanty.
And the prices would be higher in our
market here at home.
But I rather think the times
When the dollars and tbe dimes
Were to crowd in our pockets till they
made 'em strut and crack.
Have been lost in the shuffle,
Or the high tariff scuffle
A -fixing up fences to send liennie back.
Times are hard in Minnesota,
Not easy in Dakota, . '
Men are out of work in Kansas, California
This high protection-duty
Is losing all its duty
When we fail to find a market for our cat
tle and our grain.
Who Is to Illume?
The Chicago News-Record, a thorough
ly independent and non-partisan news,
paper, has torn the mask of hypocrisy
from the face of the Republican pretend
ers who are forever falling at the feet
of organized labor. In its issue of Aug
ust 17 the journal named published a
sensational article headed, "Coopers are
Starving Shut Out by Convict Labor,"
The article shows that a committee
representing all the journeymen coopers
have formally appealed to the users of
cooperage against what they term "The
illegal and monstrous competition of
convict labor against a body of people
who have every claim on society for a
fair opportunity to make an honest liv
ing and support their families in con
formity with the uses of civilized life."
The cooiers assert, and there is no
partisianism in the assertion, that the
Republican state government, of whom
the responsible head is Governor Fifer,
lias artfullv and puriosely nullified the
constitutional provision adopted in 1886
prohibiting the contracting of convict
labor. And it is understood that the
ccierage business is only one phase of
The people of the state of Illinois voted
in favor of adopting the constitutional
amendment prohibiting the contracting
of convict labor, wholly because the
product came in competition with fre?
labor outside the penitentiary, working
a great injustice to honest men. It was
supposed that the state officials would
honestly administer the law upon the
subject, but instead of that they had set
to work and defeated it.
Of what value are the promises which
Governor Fifer may make as to what
he will do hereafter and what he has
done heretofore, clearly shows that he
is not only careless of his promises, but
willing to defeat the laws made for the
protection of wage-workers.
The editor of the Paxton Register re
ceived a letter from Tavlorville last
week asking about "a Harrison club of
thirty-seven Democrats who have
changed and which has twelve other
applications of the same sort, none but
Democrats being allowed in the club,
which club was claimed to be at Rob
erts. The Paxton Register savs there is
no truth whatever in the report. An
Altgeld club of that number of Republi
cans could te formed at that place, how
ever, llie Illinois Republicans in one
part of the state will hatch up a lie and
publish it in another part of the state,
trusting the lie cannot be run down un
til after the election. Another favorite
scheme is to print false extracts from
foreign papers, especially the English
journals. We advise our Republican
readers to write to some of the papers
from which such extracts are alleged
to have been quoted. They will find
that there is no such paper, or that the
extract is garbled or most likely a for
gery. A party that will support . a sys
tem of robbery under the guise of pro
tection will not hesitate to employ false
hood and forgery to bolster it up.
Domestic Taiiff Law,
We denounce Republican protection
as a fraud, taxing the labor of the great
majority of the people for the benefit of
the few. We declare it to be a funda
mental principle of the Democratic party
that the federal government lias no
power to impose and collect tariff duties
except for the purpose of revenue only,
and we demand that the collection of
such taxes shall be limited to the neces
sities of the government when honestly
and economically administered. Na
tional Democratic Platform.
A Mute Recovera Speech,
Alnhonse Hempbling. of Summit town
snip. Butler Co., Penn.. made as affidavit
that his lz-yearsoia on. wno nau
had St. Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
hia sneech. was completely cured after
nainflr three bottles of Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and and also recovered his
epeecn. Thousands testify to wonderful
cures from using it for nervous diseases
dvanensia. nervous debility, dullness, con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
doses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E
Burns, South Bend. Ind., who had been
suffering with constant headache for
three months. Trial bottle and elegant
book free at Hartz & Bahnsen a.
He Will Hook Them.
Many of the Republican subsidized
prss gleefully state that Mr. Cleveland's
usual fishing excursions have been in
terrupted. Not a bit of it; the popular
candidate for the presidency is fishing
for votes, and his bait will hook them
with bonds of steel. Syracuse News.
A Seheolboy'a Speech.
It is reported that Governor McKinley
will take a few weeks off and prepare a
new tariff speech. It is not in the ma
jor. His speech was born in a crossroad
school house and will last him until he
dies or is placed on tbe retired list.
Detroit Free Press.
Orchard State bank, of Orchard, Ne
hraka. makes investments in real estate
securities; 7 per ctnt interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the nersonal inspection of the officers
E. W.Dart. president; J 8. Dart, cashier
References Mitchell & Lvnde. bank
ers: J. F. Robinson, cashier Rock Island
National bank; C. C. Carter, M. D.
Henry Dart's Sons, wholesale grocers
I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from drv catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, Phar
1 bad catarrh of the head and throat for
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm, and
from the first application I was relieved
The sense of smell, which bad been lost,
ws restored after using one bottle.
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected
cure in my case. H. L. Myer, Waverly
Brad&eld's Female Regulator
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
and enduring reputation. It is a com
bination of vegetable agents, the remit
of the experionce of one who made the
diseases of women a lifeilong study,
Taken according to directions the organs
awake to new life and energy, leaving
tbe womn free from pain at tbeee per
iods. Soldby Hartz & Bahnsen.
Medical Knowledge Applied.
Disease is a weakness or loss of vital
force in some part of tbe body.
The success of the treatment is due to
tbe fact that the physician applies his
Knowledge in his practice and employs
such remedies only as sin Dgtben the
body in all its parts and at tbe same time
fortiti-s and conserves the vital forces.
In disease some part of the body ia not
pe rforming its work.
In catarrh the physicians of - the Scott
Medictl institute find a fault of tbe ma
cons membranes of tbe nose, and at the
same time a fault of some other part of
the body. These atsocitted ccmplicate
In order to cure, tbe physicians of the
Scott Medical Institute apply such treat
ment to the nose as tends to restore the
parts to a normal condition, and at the
same time they give such remedies as
will correct the other accompanying
Tbey de this by regular medical trea'
ment. They have no specifics, no di c
trical sppliantes no magnetic healing
system, and no charms or fetish.
They assert no other powt r than spec
ial knowledge of a special subject.
This explains their successful catarrhal
cises, such as tbe following:
"I hare had catarrh for the past nine years,"
says Mr. A. G. Bergran. who resides on the cor
ner of Fourteenth street and Twelfth av.nae.
Moline. Illinois. "1 caueht cold very eapy and
offered from severe heartaches, efpecially over
my eves. Tbe catarrh attacked my ears and I
wa compelled to take treatti ent. I had bousing
ard roaring' noise in my ears so tna. 1 was ram
ally deaf for two years.
A. S, BIRGBIK,
Cor, 14th St. and 12th Ave. Moline, 111.
'I was advised to go to the Scott Institute and
sir, in oxi month my beiring has been entirely
restored. I have now no pain in my head or
chest and I feei we:l and bare only treated one
month, I conscientionslyfonvise all afflicted to
take my same coarse of treatment."
SCOTT MEDICAL. INSTITUTE,
Office Honrs 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m..7 to 8 p.
m. Parlors over Amesican Express office. 221
Brady street. No office hours Sunday evening.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh, Eye. Ear.
Nose, Throat, Lungs and all forms of
Chronic Diseases, no matter how long
standing. No case taken where there is
any doubt of a complete cure.
Special attention given to diseases of
women and children.
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