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Pnbllfhed Dally and Weekly at 1824 Second
ATenne, Rock Island. 111.
J- W- Potter,
Turns-Daily EOc per month; Weekly S.OO
par annum; in advance $1 .SO.
All commnnlcat'oiis of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, mnst have
real came attached for publication. No each
articles will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Acovmons coromnnicatioiis not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townthip
In Bock Island county.
Tuesday, Beptbmber SO, 1892.
DKIIOtKATIC NATIONAL TICKET
For Vice President.
.ADLAl K. STEVJINSjN
For Governor JOHS P. ALTGELD
Fo Congressman at lare JOHN C. BLACK
For Congressman at Urge. ANDREW J.HUNTEK
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
irorSecreUry of State WM H HINKlCHHsSEN
For Audi. or DAVID QOKE
For Treasurer KUFUs N. RAMSEY
Tor Attorney General M. T. MALONEY
I or Elector, llth Dist J H1IAN: KY
ForContf.es?. llth Viet TRUMAN PLANTZ
roralembcr Board of HqaalLzat on,
H. R. BAKTLESON
For Reorcsentatlve. Twentv-nrst Dist.
JOSEPH H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J. Mc BNIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETKR FKEY
For Coroner WINSLOW HOWARD
Watchmakers are very busy, and the
demand tor time keepers is said to be on
Peoria Journal: A great many
try to act the prodigal son find too
that the acted the calf instead.
Qcincy Herald. Congressman Cable's
ooOTnclrot onmn.irroo mill "IV
that we get tcere just the same.
The record has been broken. The
wife of Charles Billings, a poor mouo
taineer living In Ashley county, Tenn.
has given birth to six children, all boys
lhey weign irom lour and a halt to nine
pounds each, and ate all alive. Mrs.
Billings has four other children, but they
were all born singly.
Saturday night's democratic flag rais
ing in the Second ward was the most
successful political demonstration that
bas been conducted in Rck Island for
years. The democrats of the Second
ward not only showed that they know
how to Ret up a big meeting, but to pull
up the stars and stripes with as much
enthusiasm and patriotism as any Second
ward republican could have done it.
St. Louis Republic: The Kansas far
mers are contributing wagon-loads of 60
cent wheat to defeat Harrison and Mc
Kinley. A single county gave 28 loads
a load for each township. If the John
Brown stale can give 60-cent wheat
enough to bury Harrison in, the Jeff
Davis farmers will cheerfully furnish 6
cent cotton enough to make McKioley a
Davenport Democrat: We have had
many inquiries about the Australian sys
tem of voting. It ia very simple; just
look the ticket over until you find at the
bead In large letters "democratic." There
you will find a round ring. Make an x
in it, then fold your ticket and hand it
to one of the judges. Carefully follow
these instructions and you will make no
Senator Hull's speech at Brooklyn
last night will probably have a very bad
effect on the Harrisonites. The hope-against-fate
party will be apt, neverine
less, to accept the senator's declaration
of loyalty to bis own party and its hon
ored standard bearers from his own lips,
as effectively setting forth the position in
which he may be found in the present
The democratic state central commit
tee of Indiana has Issued an address, con
gratulating the party upon the favorable
prospects for success in Indiana in the
November election. The address re
fere to the 20,000 plurality of two years
ago as a substantial proof of the political
sentiments of the state as last expressed,
but warns democrats not to become the
victims of overconfldence. A large plur
ality to democratic credit and the fact
that the party is well organized and har
monious should not produce any relaxa
tion of effort. It must be remembered
that our opponents are fruitful in re
source and ever on the alert to take ad
vantage of our neglect or apathy. The
committee warns the democracy against
the dangers of inactivity while at the
same time it encourages democrats with
the assurance that they will surely win
the fight if they put forth their best endeavor.
Vis' " ' awaaaawa y"i as
"HAVE YOU BEEN SQUEEZED ENOUGH?"
ALTGELD ON SCHOOLS.
THEIR RELATION TO PARENT AND TO
The II lack Hawk Inn.
The Black Hawk Inn will cater to the
orderly class of citizens. Questionable
characters are not permitted on the
grounds, and an officer will be in attend
ance to enforce this rule. Dishes, cut
lery and tableware for rent, and coffee,
cream, sugar, hot water, etc., for sale to
picnic parties. J. E. Montrose.
Tuesdays. Aug. 80th, 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 stop
over permitted on these tickets.
E. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
the Democratic Candidate for Governor
of Illinois Dlscuses Various Questions
Having to Io with the Control of
J udge Altgeld was interviewed by a
News-Record rejxrter regarding his
views on the school question. He was
a-ked: "Am I to understand that the
Democracy does not believe in controll
ing the education of children in the
" Tho Democrats believe in compul
ory education,"" was the reply. "They
K-lieve that every child should be edu
cated, and that if not otherwise provided
.'or should be educated at the expense of
lie state. The public schools of the
!ate should lie controlled by the state
mil should be free from at least sectarian
religious teaching. They should not be
ltihzed by any one religious sect to im
press its particular doctrines upon the
npressionable minds of vouthful schol
'"But what about parochial schools?"
ivas asked by the interviewer. .
"Theoretically the state school svstem
is for the purpose of taking care of all
those children whose parents cannot or
do not choose to send their children to
private schools. There was a time in
the history of the world when there
were no common schools. Every learner
had to purchase teaching of some pri
vate tutor or school. But the public-
school system, well managed, backed by
the immense resources of the state, has
practically superseded in the business of
education, especially in the primary and
grammar grades, the instruction by pri
vate schools. But the parochial school
system, being an adjunct of a church, an
auxiliary of religious teaching, has sur
vived along with a church religion. At
the time they were established the
church, wisely thoughtful of tho welfare
of its youth, provided a combination of
secular and religious instructions by one
and the same set of tutors. Thus the
parochial school, being a part of the
church aa much as the Sunday school is
part of the English Protestant
churches, it cannot justly be assailed.
There is nothing in the common-school
system or in the fundamental theory
upon which it rests which prompts the
belief that it should be forced upon peo
ple who are unwilling to accept it As
already explained, it is maintained to
supply a difficiency and not to wrench
the control of the education of children
"Do the Democrats believe in compul
They do, most emphatically. They
believe that no child should be permit
ted to grow up neglected, but they are
opposed to state interference with par
ents who do educate their children."
"Can the state accept as legal such ed
ucation as is provided in a parochial
school over which it has no control?"
"If it could be assumed that the state
is more regardful and more tender of the
welfare of its children than the parents
of those same children then this point
might be open to discussion. But we all
know that while parents make trivial
mistakes concerning the management of
their children in edncational as well as
in other matters, still the intentions of
parents, being admittedly good, no sen
sible man will argue that the state
should intercede and dictate to the par
ent a particular course of treatment or
discipline for the child."
"Should the state exercise control over
the parochial schools?"
No; for the state contributes nothing
to maintain them. If these schools do
anything 6r teach anything contrary to
law the state can stop it. When it be
came obvious that the railroads were
making unjust discriminations between
their patrons the state stepped in and
undertook to rectify the abuse of power.
Likewise if it were apparent that the
parochial schools were teaching doc
trines contrary to the welfare of the state
or people, or, 11 tttey were mistreating
the scholars or in any way miseducating
them, I should say that the state ought
to step in and correct the defect. But I
have never heard that any such charge
is made even by the most virulent ene
mies of the parochial schools. It is ad
mitted that they are good from an edu
cational point of view."
"Should the state inspect them and see
to it thst they have no obiectionable fea
tures?" "No. Upon the same ground the state
might inspect the management of the
home circle in order to Bee that a parent
does not maltreat his children, or that a
husband does not misuse his wife. The
presumption of the state is that where
complaint is not made no abuse exists.
Thus the schools need not be inspected,
because there is no presumption of an
atrase. xi there is anything wrong and
anybody knows it complaint should be
made. The same is true of the mistreat
ment of children by parents or guard
"mere is another leature wiucn is
vastlv more imixrtant, and that is this:
The state assumes the work of education.
Certain persons, generally adherents of
churches, do not wish to avail them
selves of this privilege of the state
schools. The state acquiesces and is thus
relieved of a great financial burden.
Now then, suppose tho state, tracking
the children into the private schools, de
mands that teaching in these schools
shall he done thus and so and that tho
parochial or private school must in fact
be made a public school. It that is done
the state becomes at once a partner or
! participant in the parochial-school sys
j tern. If the state goes that far the par
ochial school authorities are justified in
I asking for money out of the state fund
! to help sustain the school, and certainly
' for enough to pay for those particular
' features which the state required to lie
added to the parochial school curricu
lum. This, of course, could not be
"Why could it not be done?"'
"Simply because the constitution for
bids the recognition of any church by
the state. For the state of Illinois to in
vestigate the parochial schools and then
have the inspector nail up over the door,
Inspected and accepted as a school by
the state of Illinois, would be to recog'
nize the authority and power behind the
school a church, or a religion. Control
of parochial schools is the lirst step to
ward the recognition of a church. But
it would be much less practicable to give
monev out of the treasuries of the state
to schools of sectarian churches. Such
a proceeding would be stopped by the
"What about the teaching of foreign
languages in the parochial schools?"
"There is not a parochial school in all
Illinois but gives instruction in the Eng
lish language. All the children ar
taught English. The idea that the par
ochial schools can overthrow the English
language is absurd and nobody believes
it. Among the Germans it is an amiable
fad to have the children speak the parent
tongue. If it is to be the purpose of the
state to prevent the teaching of a foreign
language to the children the state officers
will have to go into the family circle,
where, in many instances, the English
language is not allowed to be spoken in
order that the children may be forced tc
speak the parents' tongue. This and the
teaching of the foreign language a3 the
language of instruction in the parochial
schools indicate simply that the parents
and teachers realize that without suck
instruction the children cannot be made
to learn and use the language of the par
ents." The Stats Board or Health.
Dr. Eggleson, editor of the Peoris
Herald, is exposing through his pa pel
the corrupt practices of the state board
of health. The doctor was formerly
connected with the board and is cer
tainly well acquainted with the matters
of which he writes. Dr. Rauch, who as
member or secretary of the board con
trolled its operations for years, has been
more than suspected of corrupt prac
tices. The legislature in 1889 attempted
to force Fifer to get rid of him and re
fused an appropriation to the board un
til it was agreed that Rauch should re
sign as member of the board. He did
resign, but was immediately appointed
secretary of the board, and continued in
its control. Democrats and Republicans
alike all over the state have been dis
gusted and alarmed by the methods . of
Rauch, and it has always been a mys
tery why the administration hung on to
him. He is accused of giving and re
ceiving bribes and of arbitrary and cor
rupt use of the power placed in his
hands, and Dr. Eggleson certainly
proves these charges to be true. Rauch
was forced out of office by the Demo
cratic house in 1891, but he is still sup
posed to rule the board through his suc
cessor, Dr. Reilly.
Real View of the Great Crow-Kater.
A comparatively small percentage of
the immigration to the United States
comes from free trade England, and even
that is made up largely from the classes
not protected by the tariff.and who can
not be regarded as seeking here the ben
efits of high protectionism. Skilled oper
atives in the iron and steel and cotton
and woolen industries find little induce
ment to leave their employment in free
trade England to seek higher wages in
the United States. On full inquiry they
find the promise of high wages delusive
and that the supposed advantage is off
set by the increased cost of living. IJ
any such disproportion between the con
dition of English and American opera
tives in protected industries as is claimed
by ultra protectionists existed it could
not fail to cause a flood of immigration
of skilled operatives from England to the
United States, whereas our immigra
tinn comes chieflv from the hnrh nrotec
tion countries of continental Europe, and
is made up of people who can enjoy l
protection here. Chicago Tribune(Wh
a national election was nor pending.;
The present secretary of state misses
no opportunity to show a statement that
when he was circuit clerk of AlcUori'
ough county he conducted the affairs of
the office honestly, so far as an investi
gating committee of the board of super
visors could ascertain. Does he think
that people 6hould look on him as a thiefi
But, because he was honest as a circuit
clerk, is that any reason why he should
have a half dozen men on the state pay
roll who do nothing for the state but run
around and electioneer for him?
The Republicans teach that the ex-
Dorter and not the consumer pays the
tariff tax, but just as soon as the tax
removed from an article it costs the
consumer less money and the exporter
or foreigner is exempt from paying the
duty also. Now, if both the exporter
and consumer are thus benefited, why
not place every article of the common
necessaries of life upon the free list?
It is well known that Gen. Pavey U
the sworn eremy of the Modern Wood
men, A. O. U. W., Mutual Aid, and all
other beneficiary organizations, and the
warm friend of all old line insurance
companies, which is why there was
strong lobby at the Republican state con
vention working for his renomination.
You can bring as many figures to
prove the benefits of protection as you
like, but the fact that wheat reached its
lowest point in five years in the Chicago
market last week satisfies tho avera
farmer that the McKinley bill lias failed
to raise the price of grain.
Salutinfr by the Way
All the sacred sites of the east are points
of pilgrimage. Kven the least significan
of them receive IarKe numbers of visitors
during the season, when men and women
from all parts of the world make their
toilsome way to attend the Easter services
in Jerusnletn or to bathe in the Jordan.
Some curious characters nre found in such
gatherings. The author of the volume or
titled "In Scripture Lands" says that he
once saw near Nain a party of Moors who
had come all the way from Morocco on
Although Mohammed was their pmphe'
tiiey were traveling according to the or
ders given by Jesus to the "other seventy."
when he "sent them two and two before
his face into every city and place, whither
he himself would come," in so far as to
"carry neither purse nor scrip nor shoes.
and according to the further injunction, to
"eat such things as are set before you."
A little experience with them convinced
me that the manners of the road had prob
ably not changed here since the "seventy
were commanded to "salute no man by
the way," for a wayside salute required
considerable time. Thus it ran between
Ali and Tusef:
"Kaif Halak?" (ITow nre you?)
"Moh boo ten." (Spread out.)
Then both say, "Peace be unto yon
"How nre the preserved of God?" asks
"They kiss 3 our hands," is the reply,
"Mashallah." (The will of God be
"Hnmdillah." (Praise to God.)
"Bismillah." (In the name of God.)
"Tyeeb." (Good, very good.)
During the dialogue hand shaking is re
peatedly indulged in with great dignity
and deliberation and frequent change of
attitude. These men were in great ear
nest, and seemed to have a high apprecia
tion of their "divine errand." They de
clared that they had received willing and
abundant hospitality" ever since they had
departed from their homes, and in no case
had they been compelled to wipe off the
dust" against any place or people.
Such men do not visit Nain because it is
linked with the memory of Christ, but for
the reason that it is inhabited by a few
fanatical Moslems, who will be sure to
make them welcome, and with whom they
can rejoice over the downfall of the
Always order brick ice cream for your
party. Three kinds in each brick
Krell & Math can supply you.
Pure and Wholesome Quality.
Commends to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid laxative remedy. Syrup of
Figs. It is pleasant to the taste, and by
acting gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowels to cleanse the system effectually,
it promotes the health and comfort of all
who use it, aad with millions it is the
best and only remedy. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnsen.
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
tacles; "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and his glasses
are simply unequalled In my experience.
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Attention, G. A. A. !
The Burlington route C, B. & Q
railroad is the only line making rate of
$20 25 for the round trip via three gate
ways Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis, to
Washington, D. C.
Tickets on sale Sept. 13th to 20th in
clusive, with final limit for return Oct.
For farther information apply to any
C, B. & Q. ticket agent, or to
n. D. Mack.
Div. Paes. Agt Rock Island, III.
P. S. EUTI8,
Gen. Pass. Agt.. Chicago, 111.
Catarrh in Colorado.
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry
tarrh. It proved a cure. B, F.
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
as a remedv for catarrh which is aggra
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, druggist, Denver.
1 can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers, from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, phar
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cases of catarrh,
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Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
S. B. ZIMMER,
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and Leader ia Styles and workmanship, has received
Lis b a LI. S'J OCK of Suitirgs and Overcoatings.
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Star Block Opposite Harper IIocse.
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second ATenne.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
1HL O SB IE US
Ail k ads of Cut Flowere constantly on hand.
Green Honses- Flower Store
One hlof.k north of Central Park, the largest 1- Ia. SH Brady Street. DmTtnport. Io
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Biaildor,
: : Rock Island
Office and Shop Corner 8eTenteentJ St.
and neventb Arearje,
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