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OKHOl'BaTK; NATlOKAli TICKET
Tot President GROVER CI.HVBLAD
Woe Vice President.. ..ADLAl K. STEVENSorl
' rorGoTcrnor JOIIS P. ALTGELD
For Congressman at larye JOHN C. BLACK
ForCongivssman at large. ANDREW J. HUNTKK
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State.. ..WM H HINK1CHHSKS
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer KUFUS N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General ......M. T. MALONEY
For Elector, 11th Diet J HHAN'IEY
For Con? ess. 11th Dist TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Member Board of Kqualizat on,
H. R BAHTLESON
For Representative, Twenty-first Disi.
JOSEPH H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney ,....M. J.McBNIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETER FKEY
For Coroner WISSLOW HOWARD
Keokuk Constitutional Democrat:
Judge Altgeld is literally roasting Fifer
lire in this campaign in Illiocis.
The secretary of the state board
of charities reports the total number of
inmates of county almshouses 5 978 males
and 8.548 females. Of the inmates of
almshouses 827 are under 16 years of age,
130 are blind, 37 are deaf and dumb, and
1,977 insane. The total number of In
sane caves on the county court dockets
for the year ending April 1, 1892, was
2,216; males 1.235, females, 981. Of
these 2.041 were adjudged insane. Eight
hundred and four prisoners were in the
county j ils, males. 781; females, 23
Fifty-one boys under 16 years of age
were in jail. For one year's mainten
ance of almshouses $825,054 26 was expended.
Judge Hunter pauses to enquire why
the republicans always compare the high
est wages here with the lowest wages in
England, instead of drawing tariff les
sons from neighbors like protected Ger
many and free trade Great Britain. Also
who not do so xo comparing within our
own borders A mn who takes out iron
ore with pick and shoyel gets 90 cents a
day in Alabama. $1-10 per day in Penn
sylvania, and $3.50 per ditm in Colo
rado. If the tariff fixes the price of
labor why don't they all get the f 3.50?
These a the Quincy Herald remarks,
and similar questions are bothering the
apologists of the protection propaganda
A great democratic mass meeting will
be held in Lake View Park, Peoria, on
Wednesday evening, Sept. 28. The f ol
lowine speakers will be present aod make
addresses: Judge John P. Altgeld, can
didate for governor; Hon. William R.
Morrison, Judge A. J. Hunter, candi
date for congress at large; Hon. Joseph
B. Gill, candidate for lieutenant gover
gor; Hon. Rufus N. Rimsay, candidate
for state treasurer; Hon. David Gore, can
did ate for auditor of public account;
Hon. Maurice G. Maloney, candidate for
attorney general, and many of the no
table democrats from all parts of the
state will be present and speak. The
above named day is "democratic dty" at
the state fair, and all candidates for state
offices will be on the grounds during the
entire day at headquarters selected by the
local committee, to meet the people.
This will be the greatest day of the fair
and the most notable gathering of the
state democracy duricg the campaign.
Thibty five of the thirty-four states
of the Union have the Australian ballot
system, and wherever it has been tried
the democrats have been the gainers.
It is not strange then to hear that Bou
telle, editor of the Bacgor Whig, and the
mos-t picturesque monkey in congress,
exclaimed in his paper the morning after
the Maine election: "Damn the Austra
lian ballot." No wonder, says the Evans
viKe Courier, tbe republican boodlers of
Indiana have arranged with the republi
can courts to make null and void the
Australian elecion law in that state by
a decision declaring the apportionment
law of 1885 to be unconstitutional,
when we consider that as a re
sult of an honest vote two
years ago the state of Indiana
was carried by the democrats by 20.000
plurality. The secret ballot knocked out
their imported negro voters and their
rascally boodlers, which together have
won them every party victory to their
credit siace 1864 From a party point of
tIcw the Courier would be glad to see
the conspiracy to overthrow this law by a
decision of a court seeking its own re
election, succeed. There would be such
an uprising of tbe honest masses in In
diana, it holds, as would bury the repub
lican candidates beneath a mtjority of at
Characteristics of Hood's Sarsaparilla:
The largest sale, tbe most merit, the great
est cures. Try it, and realize its benefits
I RATHER THINK I DOUBT IT.
BY TOM M. MORGAN.
They tell ns that protection is the "stuff
And without it our sailing would be
That our wages would be lower
From the centre to the shore, -AjJd
of hardship we'd ever have enough
But I rather think I doubt it,
They are shouting that Democracy's a
And is catering to moneyed men abroad.
That if Grover gets in
We'll have no homespun tin
And by Britishers our laborers will be
But I rather think I doubt it.
They say Beanie's hat should take the
As a second the "ratty" little Reid,
And that times will be good
In tbe prairies nnd the wood.
And that laborers will get what they
I rather think I doubt it,
They've promised as so much along the
But we've steadily grown poorer every
By putting up the cash
For their provender and "hash;"
There is nothing in our purses to pay
So, I rather think I doubt 'em,
They have talked and promised for years,
All they've given are varieties of fears,
They have boasted what they'd do,
Not a promise has come true,
And the people have a heritage of tears
So, I rather think I doubt 'em,
BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE
Efforts of Republican Journals to Defeat
Republican newspapers are desperate
in their endeavors to defeat Judge Alt
geld. Their anxiety is revealed by the
methods they are resorting to. The
fact that they are panic-stricken is dis
closed by the inharmonyof their tactics.
Here are two clippings from country
newspapers clipped from the Chicago
Tribune, in which paper they were
printed side by side. Read them and
consider the statement of each one in its
relation to the other. Here are the extracts:
Altgelt is probably
the richest man that
ever ran for governor
in this statu on any
Aurora Bencon: If
the pardoning of the
unon the election of
Altgeld these follow
ers of tn red naj:
can ko right on per
in the valuable
trades whicu they
are learning in the
mute's insti' ition at
Joliet. These trades
will come haudy
tickot. Indeed, he is
too rich to be elected
to such an important
oilice as he is seek
ing. Ourpeople dou't
take kindly to a man
who has nothing to
recommend him b-it
money, aud they will
nee that Mr. Altgeld
does not get there.
The first extract, it will beeen, holds
out the continually suggested idea with
out making an assertion in express
terms that Judge Altgeld is a destruc
tive anarchist, ready to unhinge society
and encourage lawlessness.
The other extract suggest that Judge
Altgeld should not be made governor
because he is a capitalist and a repre
sentative of that class of capitalists who
provoke anarchy by heartlessness.
The intelligent voter will be likely to
make up his mind from these contra
dictory charges that Judge Altgeld is
somewhere between the two characters
described not an anarchist and not a
bloodless millionaire. Judge Altgeld is
already practically elected, and such
stories will not turn the tide.
A Fine Pulley.
Four billions of dollars have been paid
on the national debt, either as principal
or interest since 18fit. yet today, as a re
sult of Republican legislation, it would
take more bushels of wheat to pay the
balance than it would have taken to pay
the whole iu 160. In reality as great a
burden in the form of a national ck-bt
now faces the farmer (by whom the
greater part of it must be paid) as at the
close of the war nearly thirty years ago.
Four billions of dollars paid, and yet a
debt which, when compared with the
price of wheat, remains as large as ever,
is the record of the Republican party on
the national debt. What a glowing
tribute to that "glorious financial pol
icy!" Salem Herald Advocate.
Trent All Alike.
Says Judge Altgeld: "The govern
ment now gives 10,000,000 a year to
some sugar growers in Louisiana be
cause they complain that they cannot
raise sugar at profit on account of foreign
comjetitioii. Now, the government does
not help you or the farmer when your
business does not pay, but it compels
you to help make millionaires of the
sugar men. Let these immunities be
withdrawn; let these individual be
treated as other citizens; force them to
pay their share of the taxes, and their
fortunes will intinie melt away or be
divided and the waters soon find their
level again." Sullivan Progress.
The Republican state platform calls
attention to the fact that Govornor Fifer
litis been true to all his personal pledges.
For weeks lefore the convention the
Republican Springfield Journal almost
daily denounced him as a liar, and Hon.
David T. Littler and Mayor R. D. Law
rence, of Springfield, published a card
in The Journal denouncing Fifer as a
Senator Culloui lias finally concluded
to make some speeches in Illinois.
Whether he has the written promise of
Governor Fifer not to be a candidate for
senator, or whether lie is going to take
his chances on Joseph knocking him
out, we are not advised.
Governor Fifer had to have a big in
crease in the amount appropriated for
his office expenses. This was no doubt
rendered necessary in order that he
could have a lot of men to write bis pol
itical letters for him.
Chicago's city government is suffering
from a severe attack of son-of-his-father.
The only recommendation
Mayor Washburne had was the memory
of his father's greatness.
THE DEMOCRATIC DAVID AND TDK REPUBLICAN GOLIATH.
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
One f tie Republican Sores on the Body
I'olltic of the State of Illinois.
The state board of health of Illinois
has long lieen an object of suspicion.
Organized originally with good object
in view it, fell almost immediately
under the control of Dr. J. H. Rauch,
who soon managed to make himself so
obnoxious that there was an almost uni
versal demand for his removal. His
acts were exceedingly arbitrary in some
cases, while in others they were over
lenient. He has been known to close
up schools on the suspicion of an epi
demic and againstthe protests of the peo
ple, and has at almost the same time
permitted the most open violation of the
health laws, although urged to act by
the most reliable citizens He has per
mitted the most barefaced quack to
practice medicine, while reputable
physicians were refused certificates.
His decisions as to the use of disinfect
ants have conflicted with each other, and
his acts generally have been such as to
create the feeling that he was either
corrupt or incompetent. It has been
freely asserted that he was susceptible
to influence in his official acts, and he
has been charged again and again with
favoritism. Under successive governors,
Cullom, Oglesby and Fifer he was kept
in office, and no amount of influence on
the outside seemed strong enough to
force him out. So obnoxious had he
become in 1889 that the legislature de
manded that he resign as a member of
the board before it would grant an ap
propriation. This was finally agreed to
in writing, and Governor Fifer and
members of the lioard were parties to
the agreement. So soon as the legisla
ture adjourned he resigned, indeed, but
was immediately apiointed secretary of
the board, and remained in control, thus
violating the spirit, at least, of the
agreement. In 1891 the Democratic
house of representatives absolutely re
fused an appropriation unless his con
nection with the board cease. He went
out, and Dr. Reilly, one of his most in
timates associates on the board, succeed
ed him and it is said that is only a
blind for Rauch, who is still the con
trolling power in the institution. Dr.
Eggleson, editor of the Peoria Herald,
who was formally a clerk in the office
of the board, is, through his paper, mak
ing the most serious charges against
Rauch and the other members. One of
the most serious of these charges is to
the effect that one Dr. Brinkerhoff,
claiming to be a physician, was refused
a certificate by Rauch and that Brinker
hoff then gathered a lot of evidence
affecting Rauch's integrity as a public
official and came down on the board
with them, that the matter was compro
mised by the board paying Brinkerhoff
$1,000 in money and giving him a cer
tificate to practice.
Dr. Reilly, the present secretary of
the board and a memler of it when the
Brinkerhoff episode occurred, replies to
Dr. Eggleson's charge through the Chi
cago Herald. He admits that Brinker
hoff was paid the $1,000, but says that
$500 of it at least came from the pockets
of the members of the board. He tries
to show that the money was paid to re
compense Brinkerhoff for expenses in
curred in fighting the board's action.
However he puts it the transaction
stands out as a piece of bribery and
marks the state board of health as one
of tiie plague spots to be investigated
when Judge Altgeld is elected governor.
We may be sure that under Fifer's ad
ministration it will not be disturbed.
Your Last Chance.
Do you think you will ever have an
other chance to defeat the Republicau
party if it should carry the election this
year? If you do just read the force bill
it attempted to pass in 1891. Repub
lican paiers nnd speakers say the force
bill is not an issue, but we find that it is
approved in the national platform and
in Harrison's letter of acceptance. . Just
read the force bill and you will find
that it is the intention of the Republican
leaders that your voting shall be done
for you hereafter. Under its provisions
supervisors appointed for life by fed
eral authority would have the right to
visit your house, to investigate your
right to vote, to revise the registry, to
say who shall vote, to canvass the ballot,
to make the returns and to declare the
result. From their decision there can
be no appeal. They are to usurp the
duties now performed by election
judges, county clerks and canvassing
ooaras. in snort, snouia tne iorce bill
become a law these supervisors, ap
pointed for life without the people hav
ing a voice in their selection, could and
would elect anyone they please. They
would perpetuate Republicans in office,
and they could only look and wonder
why they were alive. By the way, you
will not be able to find the provisions of
the force bill in any Republican paper.
The Chicago News Record, in a rather
facetious manner, 6ays that if the gov
ernment printers have anything left of
their wages this fall after paying their
political assessments they might expend
it in a memorial to the late George Will
iam Curtis and civil-service reform.
East St. Louis Journal.
The Jhitherto Swedish Republican em
ployes of General Stevenson have organ
ized a Democratic club at the McLean
county coal mines, and will correct the
errors of their ways by voting to a man
for the ieople's choice, Cleveland and
Stevenson. Albion Economist.
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