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WKDNSrDAY, 8KFTIfBBR 28. 1892.
DBHOCBATIV NATIONAL TICKET
For President GROVKB CTUVFLAXD
Fee Vice President... .ADLAI B. BTJVBaoH
ForGovtrnor JOHN V. ALTGELD
For Conitreseman atlare JOHN C. BLACK
ForCongrrrtman at Urge. ANDREW J.HTJSTEK
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State. ...WM H H1NRICHH:KN
For Auditor DAVID GORB
ForTreasarer RUFUS N. RAMSET
For Attorney General M. T. MaLONEY
For Elector, lltb Dist J H HAN! EY
FcrCocfr ess. 11th 1-iat TRVMAN PLANTZ
ror Mtmoer tsoara or jcqaanzat.on,
H. R. BARTLESON
For BecrteeDtative. Twentv-first Diet.
JOStfPU H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J. McENIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETtCK FKEi
For Coroner WINSLOW HOWARD
IIt. Pleasant Free Press-: Illinois
republicans carry banners in tbeir pa
rades bearing the legend. Protection to
American Labor." Tbe banners are made
and lettered by convicts in Joliet prison
Here is a bint for Candidate Gear. He
could have tome transparencies made in
Fort Wsdifon penitentiary showing how
be increased tbe duty on pearl buttons to
prevent tbe American laborer coming
into competition with the pauper prison
labor of Austria. He no doubt wanted
to reberve tbe "home market" for our
own dear convicts who have interfered
with Iowa workmen for 20 years without
one word of protest from -'old business'
or any other repuMican.
The Springfield Eye, the leading re pre
tentative paper of the African race, has
this to say of the democratic nominee for
Signs multiply that in the nomination
of Adlai Stevenson for tbe second place
on tbe national ticket tbe democratic
convention builded better than they
knew. Mr. Stevenson baa absolutely no
enemies in bia own party, and bis popu
larity grows rapidly the more widely he
fa known. A man of stately presence, a
fine example of the very best type of
American manhood, genial in manner.
traightferward in speech, Mr. Steven
son's friends are indeed legion. It has
often been said that the best test of any
man is to find out what his neighbors say
of bim. judged by this stand
ard, Mr. Stevenson ranks
highly indeed. At Bloomington where
be resides, no man is more
highly esteemed. He seem in fact, to he
beat liked where be is best known. The
spontaneous tribute paid bim by his own
workmen, without distinction of party.
when the news of bis nomination was re
ceived, indicated the cordial relations be
has always maintained with the working
class, who will be with bim in this cam
paign almost to a man. During his re
cent trip east Mr. Stevenson made hos's
of friends and materially strengthened
Adlai Stevenson is a man of poei
tive convictions, of great mental force,
an untirine worker, and a sound, patri
otic democrat, who will do credit to any
station be may be called to fill. Long
prominentin tbe councils of tbe party, with
abundant experience in loth legislative
and txecutive capacities, bis ability ar.d
Integrity are everywhere recognized. His
nomination was an inspiration to tbe
democrats of Illinois, and already a note
of alarm has been sounded by tbe adver
aary, who, although shouting to keep
their i courage up, know that Illinois
must this year be ranked among tbe
doubtful states. With so strong aod
popular a leader on tbe national ticket
the omens for democratic success are
bright indeed. If the democratic voters
of this state do their duty we may sure?
count Illinois for Cleveland and S eveti
son, as well an for John P. Altgeld.
The Point at Issue.
Unfortunately for the penitentiary
commissioners, as the Chicago News
says, tbeir denial of Judge Al'geld's
charges regarding convict labor does not
reach the real issue of the case. The News
They point out that Judgi Altgeld
was wrong in some of his assertions, but
they do not point out that be is wroD
when be says the convict-labor amend
ment has been nullified. Tbey do not
even touch upon that question. Tie
tone of tbeir reply is to the t fleet that
it was necessary to nullify it, and that a
democratic member of the legislature,
acting as chairman of a democratic com
mittee, reported favorably upon the pol
icy which nullified tbe amendment.
This, of course, is no defense . It is a
confession and avoidance.
Itib undoubtedly true that the put'ing
into effect of tbe convict labor umein
ment was beset with difficulties; but it it
also true that these difficulties might have
been overcome bad the attempt been
made to overcome them. It is prbbly
true that by maintaining the practice oi
leasing prison labor to contractors a con
siderable sum was saved to tbe state.
But it does not appear that tbe saving o'
money to tax-payers was tbe animtting
purpose of tbe penitentiary commission
crs. Had that been tbeir purpose doubt
less tbe price of convict labor that was li t
oa tbe piece-price plan could have been
cbeapeneds uffldently to enable tbe peni
tontiary to pay a revenue into the
State treasury. Bat by some sort of bla
ding and award ng the services ol the
convicts were le for just about what it
cost tbe state t maintain them. The
contractor is given the advantage of the
The penitentiary commissioners appear
to have mide a mistake in directing the
affairs of the penitentiary. That certain
democrats participated in that mistake is
not a defense. If they have a de'ense it
is in the plea that notwithstanding the
fact that they have demoralized some
trades arid industries in the 8t tney
have saved some money to tic tax
payers. That is about the long and the
short of the controversy.
AS ODIOUS AS POSSIBLE.
It has always been something of a
mystery why Whitelaw Reid was nom
inated for vice president. The explana
tion may be found in the following:
One of the delegates, a Btrong Blaine
man, was asked on bis return home why
had voted for Reid. lie replied: "I
wanted to make the ticket as odious as
It would, of course, be out of place to
ask Governor Fifer, the workingman's
friend, why he approved the contracts
for hiring out the convicts in the peni
tentiaries in violation of the law and to
the destruction of some of the trades.
Perhaps, like the compulsory school bill,
these contracts were too hard for him to
The Australian liailot law lias reduced
the number of independent voters.
There is no use being independent in a
box nil by yourself and no one allowed
to come within 100 feet of seeing your
ballot. The number of indifferent
voters may increase, however, for refus
ing to vote is a distinctive act and has a
place in the calculations of the practical
JUST STRONG ENOUGH.
One, Joe Cannon, who formerly rep
resented the Fifteenth district in con
gress, has become useful to the Demo
crats by reason of his ability to keep
men stronger than himself before the
people from getting the Republican
nomination. Cannon they can beat at
the polls and lie is just strong enough to
get the nomination each time.
IT MAKES THEM SICK.
The failure of Mayor Washbume to
bite at the sf.'iO.OOO bid for the use of the
Republican slush fund came so near the
date of the illness of one or more of the
Republican candidates for t.tate offices
that suspicious people find connection
between the incident.
A SAMPLE CONVERT.
One Cocheneour, of Olney, who
claimed to be a Democrat, has gone over
to the Republicans. He has found his
right place. He was defeated for the
nomination for representative two years
ago, and came out as an independent
Democratic candidate. lie then offered
to withdraw for a consideration, but his
withdrawal was not regarded as worth
a dollar, and his attempt at boodle
failed. In the election he received
scarcely any votes. Those who know
him best say that the Republicans have
made a bad bargain, no matter how
little they have paid him.
Colonel Dan Hogan, who has charge
of the port of entry at Cairo for the im
portation of Kentucky negroes, is said
to be extremely doubtful as to the suc
cess of the Republican ticket iu Illinois
this year, and the Fifer people seem to
think that he may prefer the national to
the state ticket in the political trades he
is such an adept at making.
THEY WILL DO IT.
The friends of Dick Yates, as the con
test grows closer, are afraid of the fair
dealings of his colleague Welletta. It
would, they say, be an easy thing for
the friends of the Chicago man to vote
for him alone, a single shot each time.
The possibility of such action makes
Judge Hessick, of St. Clair county,
who is a penitentiary commissioner and
a member of the Republican state cen
tral committee, has hazarded tHe predic
tion that Fifer will be elected. So far
he has not made any guesses on the re
sult in his vn county. His opinion as
to the result in St. Clair is anxiously
DO THEY CONNECT.
The man Brown who killed two
policemen at th'e Garfield race course in
Chicago last week was wanted for mur
der in Texas, but Governor Fifer refused
to issue extradition papers for his arrest.
Is there any connection between this ex
traordinary action of the governor and
the $50,000 which Mayor Washbume
says the race course people proposed to
contribute to the Republican campaign
A DEAD PROPHET.
The late lamented Long Jones has
come to life long enough to predict
Harrison s election. His predictions are
worth no more since his political demise
than they were two years ago when he
was alive and was sure that Edwards
and Amberg would be elected by 40,000
IT IS FUN.
Candidate Pearson has lots of fun at
the soldiers reunions telling the loys
how be got rich in the banking business
and holding office while they were at
All that is needed for the organiza
tion of a big Republican club are two
names for president and secretary and a
good liar to report the number of mem
bers. HE FORGOT IT.
When Mr. McKinley was making his
tariff bill he left cholera on the free list,
and in consequence American disease
must compete with the pauper disease,
not only of Europe, but of Asia.
. PAT GOES OS.
Although we read in tbe local papers
of state employers being at home and
taking an active part in politics for day
at a time we never hear of any deduc
tions being made from their salaries on
HE WAS AT HOME.
To an Anxious Inquirer: No, Candi
date Pearson dees not draw a pension.
He was not in the war at the front. He
6tayed at home to keep the copperheads
HE CAN AFFORD IT.
A southern Illinois editor who
charged Auditor Parey two prices for
his paper excuses himself on the ground
that Parey draws three salaries and can
Chleaa-o Papers Making Themsel vea
dleulon Over Them.
The Chicago papers are making con
siderable fuss over the Democratic legis
lative nominations and some of them
declare that if every man nominated is
elected that there will not be enough to
make a majority in the house. This is
ridiculous and the criticism on the
rountry districts and the state commit
tee are uncalled for and misleading.
Outside of Cook county the Democrats
have nominated two candidates for the
house in every district where it was pol
icy to do so. There are ten districts
where they have nominated but one
man in each and this action was the re
sult of a careful consideration of the
conditions in each case. In no one of
these districts is there the t-lightest
chance of electing two men and to have
nominated two would have in most
cases been dangerous. In some of these
districts both candidates would be de
feated, for the Republican majority is
large enough to elect three against two.
In all of them a factional fight would be
precipitated which would do the party a
lasting damage. In Chicago there is
one district which has nominated one
candidate where two should be named,
and this is the only place where a mis
take has been made.
Newspaper politicians who know
nothing of the conditions in each dis
trict are prone to criticize, mainly it
would seem for the purpose of having
something to say. They do not seem to
understand that the contest for mem
bers of the house is confined to about
twenty mem tiers. There are fifty-one
districts in the state, each electing three
members. Except through some un
usual convulsion the Democrats and Re
publicans each get one man in each dis
trict. Then there are thirty districts
safe for one or the other ot the parties.
This, it will be seen, eliminates 132 mem
bers from the contest, leaving twenty
one to lie fought over. Newspaper poli
ticians would make a great show of
electing candidates who are already as
good as elected and thus neglect the
candidates over whom there is a contest.
The party that carries a majority of the
doubtful districts will win, and the ef
forts of the Democratic managers will
be bent in that direction.
Who Fays the Tax?
John Quincy Adams, in 1832, said:
"The doctrine that duties on imports
seem to cheapen the price of the article
on which they are levied, seem to con
flict with the first dictates of common
sense. The duty constitutes part of the
price of the whole mass of the article in
the market. It is substantially paid
upon the article of domestic manufac
ture as well as upon that of foreign pro
duction. Upon one it is a bounty, upon
the other a burden, and the repeal of
the tax must operate as an equivalent
reduction of the price of the article,
whether foreign or domestic. We say
so long as the importation continues the
duty must lie paid by the purchaser of
the article." Yet, Republicans in their
wisdom in this county, after the above
truism has been verified and demon
strated for sixty years, on the authority
of McKinley, falsely claim that the for
eigner pays the tax. Robinson Constitution.
All the Same.
The scheme evolved by Carter for
raising money in the departments dif
fers from the old assessment plan and,
he thinks, it will bring the national
committee more money. Every Repub
lican clerk is informed that while the
committee has not made anything like
an assessment it will be glad to receive
"voluntary contributions'' and that a
list of the contributors in each depart
ment will be placed in the hands of
those officials who recommend and
those who make promotions. In plain
words, no contribution, no promotion.
Such a proposition will, no doubt, prove
quite an incentive to political liberality
and is a forcible illustration of the
methods used to defray colored coloni
zation schemes in Kansas and some
western states. Watseka Times.
Over in Jefferson county the Demo
cratic members of the People's party are
kicking each other across forty-acre
fields. The People's ticket was about
evenly divided between ex-members of
the two parties. It expected Republi
can endowment. But when the Re
publican convention met it indorsed
only sucii People's candidates as could
be relied upon to vote the straight ticket
of the g. o. p. The ex-Democrats are in
the pit which they helped to dig, and
no good Democrat is sorry for them.
Mt. Carmel Register.
According to the Oil, Paint and Drug
Reporter there was a recent sale of 10,
000 ounces of quinine at 16 cents an
ounce. When quinine was put on the
free list several years ago there was a
loud wail from the high taxers, who
predicted that the quinine establish
ments in this country would be ruined,
and the free listed quinine has been an
inestimable boon to the peoto. Free
wool would be a better boon, and it is
bound to come. Springfield Register.
Congressman Owen Scott of Bloom
ington, who defeated Captain Rowell
two years ago, is making a vigorous
canvass for re-election. His opponent,
Mr. Frank, cannot make a speech and
this places him at a disadvantage.
People think that a candidate for con
gress ought to be able to do a little pub
lic talking. . .
The Chicago managers of the Carnegie
company said in an interview that the
workmen "have actually no interest in
their employer's welfare, their sole aim
being to foce every cent and dollar they
can from him." As Carnegie's work
men have earned a fortune of $40,000,-
000 for him over and above expenses dur
ing the last twenty years, they probably
reason that their "employer s welfare
is pretty well provided for already, and
it is barely possible that they think it
not unreasonable that they should secure
a few cents and dollars for themselves.
Of course this doctrine is abhorrent to
the Carnegie managers, but they can
hardly expect the general public to
share their horror. RushviUe Times.
If you will read the history of trades
unions you will discover that while fc.ng
and was a protection nation penal haws
forbade the workmen to organize. With
the rise of free trade the labonnginan s
shackles were thrown off, and he is to
day a proud and potent element in his
country's greatness. A single branch
of the national union has fl.000,000 cap
ital in its treasury today. Free labor
never can thrive in a tariff-protected
country. Chicago Herald.
One of the beneficial effects sure to
result from a political change in the
government of this 6tate, is that the
public institutions will be overhauled
and the books carefully examined. No
intelligent person doubts that official
crookedness has crept into many of our
state institutions, and the sooner it is
exposed and corrected, the better it wirl
be for the people. Fayette County
Hints of a Feather.
Carnegie, the man who hired Pinker
ton thugs to shoot down honest work-
ingmen, was the first man to congratu
late IScn Harrison upon being elected to
the presidency. The same workingmen
who were tired upon will see that Mr,
Carnegie does not get another chance to
congratulate Mr. Harrison. Journal of
They Podge It.
The Republicans are still emulating
the example of the artful dodger in all
discussions upon the federal force bill,
to which their party is pledged and for
which every one of its officials would
vote and give their support if given the
chance bv the re-election of Harrison.
i:..ra.I Pavey is "cutting it awful
fat" these September days, lie is draw
ing three salarireand yet does not spend
two davs of a week in his office.
At Buzzard's Bay, each happy day,
The merry fish do bite,
Ami Grover bears gool news come in
From morning until night.
While fishing from the sandy bank
With all an angler's might.
And harvest excursion via the Burlington
rou e. Sept. 27th, to all points in the
southwest, west and northwest; also Oc
tober 25th to special territory at h'f
rates for round trip. For particulars ask
any C, B & Q. agent or
P S. EcsTis. G P. & T. A.
II D Mack, D. P. A . Rock Island.
Dr. Miles' Nervine not only cures all
nervous diseases, headache, blues, ner
von prostration, sleeplessness, neuralgia,
St. Vitus dance, fits and bysteri. but also
buildd up the body. ' I am pltas.-d to
siv that after years of intense suffering
with nervous disease, headache and pros
tration, I tried Dr. Miles' Restorative
Nervine, and in two weeks eaiued eight
pounds in weight. I could not lie down
o sleep, but now sleep perfectly easy,
and em still improving wonderfully.
Cannot sy enough for the nervine
Mrs L B. Millard. Dunkirk, N. Y."
"Oae customer used Nervine and gtined
fifteen pounds in flesh. Brown & May
bury. Cortland, N. Y " Trial bottles and
elegant book free at Hanz & Bahnsea's
Hot Springs Skin Salve.
This salve is generally considered
necessary only in aggravated cases of
skin eruptions, although many are today
usiDg tbe soap, tbe powder and the salve
at the same time, for instance the soap
cm be used at any and all times, the
powder during tbe dy and the salve at
nignt. Hartz & Babnsen, wholesale
aeents, Rock Island.
For any trace of antipyrine, morphine,
chloral or any other injurious compound
in Krause's Headache oapsules.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For sale bv all druggists. Hartz &
Babnsen, wholesale drntrtrists.
Things Worth Remembering,
When you feel a kind of goneness about
tbe stomach it is a sign that your food
does not sit well, an1 that you are about
to have a fit of indigestion.
When you begin to feel nervous and
are unable to sit still comforably; when
your clothes suddenly seem to lose their
tit and become too tight in places, the fit
of indigestion is surely upon you.
Wben this fit of indigestion is repeated
from day to day it finally resolves itself
Remember that three to 10 of Bran
dreth's Pills will cure the worst case of
indigestion or dyspepsia, or both, and
that a regular course of them, sty two
every night for a week or 10 days, will
act as a preventive of either complaint.
"Burlington Route," Denport races,
October 3rd to 7' h, inclus ve. All sta
tions Within 75 miles. A fare ani onc
tl'ird for rund trip. Military Tract Sol-
: diors" and 8iilors' R union. Maromb. II'.,
October 4'h to 7th, inclusive. One far
for tbe r. und trip Illinois State Fair,
"M-ia, 111.. Sent 24th to Oct 1st. inclu
k. One fair for tbe round trip St.
J. iii Exposition. St . Louis Mo., Sept.
o 29, Oct. 8 8-10-13-17 20. Good to
return fire davs from date of sale. A
fate and one-third for the round trip.
St , Louis Fair aod Tailed Prophets.. St.
Louis. Mn October 1st to-8th, inclusive.
One fare for tbe round trip. For farther
information apply to H. D. Mack, Div.
Pass. Agt.. Rock Island. Ill
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MERRICK THREAD CO., 205 Fifth Avenue, Chicago
$4.00 per Month for fen years
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Pays Principal and Interest and seeures Jyou
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BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
J. T. DXXOiN.
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Bradj Street
Ail k nds of Cat Flowers constantly oa hand.
Qreen Honaes- - Flower Store
On. block north of Central Park, the largest t- la. SiH Brady street. Davenport, lo-
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Biaildr
Office and Shop Corner SeTenteea EH. . . Rtirlr lU iiT-
1 8Tth Areaus.
Vfcll (as of carpenter work a specialty. Flans and estimate for all kind of ta4B
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