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Friday. September 30. 1893.
Vor President GROVE R CI BVr!LAD
For Vice President... . AUl Al K. bTEVJ5so
ForGovtrnor JOIISP. ALTGELD
Kor Congressman at lare JOHN C. BLACK
For Cong tvi-mmo at Wri;e.ADl(EV J. HUNTER
For Liruienanl Governor JOSsr1!! It GILL
ror Secretary of Mate WM U H1N KICHHsEN
Kor Auditor DAVID GOKR
For Treasurer Kl'H'S N . RAMSEY
ForAtiorney General M. T. MaI.ONEY
ForKlector. h D'st J HIIANI EY
Fcrfongr.es. 11th 1 iit TKl'MAS PLANTZ
For Member Board of Equalizat on,
II. R BAUTLEON
For Representative, Twent-iiist Disi.
JOSiPU II, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney M. J.Mc-NllY
For Circuit llerk PETtK KrtEY
For Coroner WISSLOW HOWARD
Davenport Democrat: Nanc Haoks is
the Grover Cleveland of this campaign.
Both are smashing records tbis year. Tbe
one baa a clt a i field now ; the other will
have it hi own way Nov. 8.
"But. besides the to cing r f la-ge num
bers of men to perform a particular kind
of labor which they otherwise would not
have performed, tbe ot j ction to convict
labor as now managed in most prisons is,
that it is contracted out at such figures
that the honest free laborers are reduced
to starvation in the necessary competition
which ensues; or, in case tbe convicts
work under the public account system,
that their products are so! J cheaper than
the same kind of goods can be made by
free labor at living wages." John P.
Altgeld. in "Live Questions."
Mr, Cleveland Letter.
Mr. Cleveland's letter of acceptance, as
the Indianapolis Sentinel sajs, is a clear
spoken, straightforward, patriotic and
diguiHed document. I: is from the first
word to the last an appeal to the sober
judgment and tbe enlightened self-interest
of the people. Mr. Har.Uon. in his
Yerbose and ponderous letter, adiJressid
himself to Dopular ignorance, passion
and prejudice. But Mr. Cleveland
shows a higher faith in the intelligence
and the character of his fe'low country
men, as well as a keener appreciation of
the proprieties of bis position as the
nominee of one of tbe great political pari
ties for the highest office in the gift of
tbe people. There is not a trace of
demagogism in his letter. It bears in its
every word, tbe stamp of absolute sin
cerity. It is the deliverance of a true
who has convictions and the courage to
express them; who has nothing to con
ceal from his fellow citizens, and whose
purposes and ambitions are all in accord
with the highest utilities of popular gov
ernment. True to All at All Time.
Appended is tne opinion of lion.
Thomas F. Bayard of Grovtr Clevel-rd.
Mr. Bayard is a life-long democrat like
his father and hU grandfather before
him. Mr. Bat aid wis f-ecretarj of state
under I'rebMe ot Cleveland, and he has
had the closest opportunities for study
ing Mr. Cleveland in both public and
private life. Mr. Bayards imprtssive
words used in a late putilic address were:
Circumstances, as you well know, gave
me ample actl full opportunity to closely
and cartful? scrutinize the character,
faculties and qualities of Grover Cleve -land.
Tbe duties of tbe office which I
held under his administration for four
years brought me in association with him
at all bcurs of tbe day, and sometimes
even all night. I stw bim under great
pressure, anxiety, manifold labor, con
fronted with difficulties, embarrassed
with partisan opposition, anj the hours
of relaxation from business. I have
been near him in all these times, and I
can testify to y u that he is. ever was,
and always will be a true
man, the faithful American cit z-n that
his countrymen believe him to be.
The people made no mistake in calling
him again to be their candidate. They
imply gave another proof of their capa
city to select wisely. Mr Cleveland has
not faltered. Be has not misled them.
They have never been kept in the slight
est doubt as to his opinion on any public
question. Be may have at some time
displeased them. Be has never deceived
them . Bis word is accepted by every
intelligent man in tbe United Htatea. No
one distrus s bis courage or fidelity.
Year by yer he has grown in mental
tature and moral vigor. Exercised in
difficulties, he has developed strength in
overcoming them. Time has brought
round him domestic ties, and they have
but disclosed bis domestic virtue. Bon.
husband, father, citizen! Be has secured
the respect and affections of his country
men and the admiration of the good and
worthy in every country in tbe world.
Tou know tbe causes of bis nomination.
You know tbe moral force, the con
science of tbe country compelled bis nomination..
. Where the Shoe Pinches.
It was to be expected it would cema.
After the lapse of a week and. two days
since Judge Altgeld'a Rock Island speech.,
tbe Union having in the meantime waited
helplessly for someone to contribute .re
ply for it or at least to attempt a replj. Dr.
C. B. Kinyon makes ft vain stagger at
filling up tbe gap in this morning's paper.
Tbe purport of Dr. Kinyon's communi
cation is to give a somewhat disjointed
history of the school law anl particularly
to show that originally tte statutory pro
vision received the support of d.-m-Tcratic
members of the legislature and indeed
was first introduced by emo
cratic member, Jand furthermore the law
bas operated wisely and successfully in
tbe matter of returning truants to school.
The doctor seems to be as cleyer in
avoiding tbe point at issue as Fifer and
tbe others of the clan. Judge Al'gled
ma.le no attack on the general
principle of compulsory education.
Indeed he commended the idea of com
pulsory education. The judge's starid
was that the state"td no right to say
where parents should send their children
to school, he deprecated the idea of
school diiectors, whether it be Dr. Ken
yn or anyone else who might be elected,
having tbe right to sy ju9t where chil
dren should be educated. Be held that
inasmuch as it was mandatory that chil
dren be educated, it was not for the state
to take tbem out of the hands of their par
eats and place them in the hands of a
favored few who might chance to be
l-cted school directors. It is this dom
ineering feature of the la inserted bv
Dr. Edwards, that Judge Altgeld has
protested against; it is this feature that
the democratic party has declared against
and notw t islanding Dr. Kirjyon's
position as chairman of tbe repub
lican legislative committee to the
contrary, the republican party
of the state has followed the
example of the democrats,- and twice
pledged itaclf to repeal the self-same ob
noxious provisions of tbe law. But the
trouble is the party hBS failed to make
good its promises heretofore, and the
people of the state have no cotfidence in
it. The trouble with Dr. Kinyon is that
the section for which he has the strong
est attachment is the one which the
broad-minded, libertv-loving people of
the state have the greatest abhorrence of.
That is where the shoe pinches with
I'rlvate Joe tts an Acrobat.
Private Joe's flops cause the St. Louis
Republic to say that he is becoming
kaleidoscopic in his treatment of the
school question. At Golcomla he said
he had signed the bill without knowing
its purpose or foreseeing its effect. At
Carlyle he said that he would never sur
render the principle of compulsion in
volved in it. At Edwardsville he claimed
that the amendment of the law at the
last session of the Illinois assembly and
the removal of its objectional features
was prevented by the Democrats, who
desired to leave the question an ot'ii
one for this campaign. At Golconda he
was weak, at Carlyle reckless, at Ed
warilsville false. It is impossible to be
lieve for a moment that Governor
Fifer does not know that the Ramsey
bill, as prepared by the committee on
education of the house, was accepted
and indorsed by the people most strongly
objecting to the Edwards law, and that
its adoption was only prevented by the
Republican majority in the senate,
which, after the caucusing, adopted the
Berry bill. Retaining in that bill all the
oppressive features of the statute, the
Republicans refused to recede from it.
Governor Fifer knows this. His Ed
wardsville utterance is capable of but
one interpretation, and nothing but re
spect for the great state of which he is
the t hief executive prevents his utter
ances from being characterized as they
deserve. Jit. Cartuel Register.
Senator George 15-icon, now tilling his
second term as a Republican from Ed
gar and Vermillion counties, has openly
repudiated Joe Cannon, the nominee for
congress in that district. Cannon is
Harrison's t:hief man in this state he
is the man the President sent to Minne
apolis to watch Ctillom. Bacon has lota
of company, as there are hundreds of
Republicans who have repudiated Can
non, and he will find, at the election,
that Col. Busey's majority will be larger
than in 1890.
A good question to ask every Repub
lican cantlidate for congress is:i "Will
you, if elected, vote for and suport the
'force bill?' " He must either say yes or
no. If lie says yes, he must place him
self in opposition to all the Republican
papers and all the Republican speakers
in the country. If he says no, he must
repudiate the record of his party in the
last congress, and also his party plat
form. In a Fix.
"What a fix the Republican bosses
would lie in were the protected manu
facturers to lelieve in Peck's rejwrt.
They would refuse to let go of their fat
in the interest of a law that compels
them to iay higher wages.
The Republican party is the real sitnon
pure Knownothing party in this coun
try. Gov. Fifer struck the key note
when he practically said that it would
take about ten generations before men
would become sufficiently "assimilated"
to become Americans, provided any of
their ancestors were born in Europe.
Gov. Fifer is not only spending tbe
time for which the eopIe pay him,
$ 20 jier day running over the state, but
he has a large numter of clerks .attend
ing to political matters instead of the
legitimate business for which the state
pay sthem. i
A Democratic club of 300 members
has been organized at Decatur, 111.,
composed of Germans who have been
Republicans, but will vote the Demo
cratic ticket tbis fall Mt. Vernon
LOOKING FOR THEIR SHARE.
Peck's report of the increase in the
wages of the workingmen under the
McKinley bill reminds me of a story the
late Colonel Lynch of Lincoln used to
tell in his speeches. He said he got hold
of a decreement one night issued in the
interest of the protected industries,
which told him that the growth of
wealth under the protective tariff had
given every man, woman and child in
the United S.ates an average of a thou
sand dollars each. He counted up the
number in his family and found that h
was rich, and so informed his wife, whe
at once projostHl that they should cele
brate their accession to wealth by the
purchase of a lot of groceries. I con
senteel as a matter of course, said the
colonel, "and next morning armed with
a big baske't and the protection tlocu
ment I applied to a grocer for the where
with to feeel my family. Would you be
lieve' it, the fellow refused to furnish
goods without money, although I
offered to dtqosit the elocumeiits with
him as security until my share of the
increase arrived. He said no, and to
this tlay I have not received that thou
sand dollars per head to which my fam
ily is entitled."'
This appears to be badge year in pol
ities. The badge makers are of course
largely responsible, for by their persis
tent advertising they have forced theii
goods on the market, and the result il
that nearly every man you meet wears
his party lain.1! on his coat.
TH.vT fLP STOKY.
The old, old story is lieiny told of how
every .bullet tired at the; Union Hag wai
iired by a Democrat, and then says the
sjeaker, "how can you soldiers and
sons of soldiers," ami he might add, "you
fellows who got rich tn war contracts,
afford to vote' the Democratic" ticket.''
Why not tell them that every bullet
fired at the old Hag was tired by a white'
man, by a Christian tr by a human
being. It would be just as reasonable
an argument. We admit that the G. A.
.Ii. is mainly Republican, but a majority
of the soldiers in the Union army were
Democrats, and thousands who were
then Republicans are Democrats totlay.
Without the Democratic sohljers in tilt"
Union armv a feehle resistance would
have be'en made to the Confederate
arms, and General Lee would have die-j
taUnl the terms of jwace right in the
eiey en asiiiiiion wiiiiiu bi luifiima
after the first gun was tired.
GIVE THE SPRINTERS - CHANCE.
A Democrat and a Republican be
came involved in a political argument
and. each sticking closely to his own
opinion, finally agreed to decide the
question at issue by running a foot
race, the loser to vote the ticket of th3
winner. Of course the Democrat won,
for this is Democratic year. By the
way. why would not this plan of. set
tling election differences le a jood one
all around. It would be much more
convincing than most of the political
arguments used, ami would elevate thti
noble practice of sprinting to its preiptr
I don't hear ef manv election bets
Iwing made. The sports are a little!
tiioi I alout taking hold. In Illinois a
few scattering bets on the candidates
for governor are recorded with Altgeld
generally the favorite. While liet;!
never e'lect candidates they serve to a
certain extent its markers of pubno
opinion in particular localities. Mos
men. however, bet only to show their
So far as the casual observer car,
judge, one Andrew Carne'gie, of Scot
land, is not much disturbed over tho
disturbances among his American sub
jects at Homestead. Victoria is safe on
the British throne with her successor in
plain siyht, and as he has squeezed his
Amerie'an le.non nearly dry he can af
fcrd to enjoy himself while things on
this siele take their course.
If you see a strange negro in your
town, spet him and run down his ree
orel. You will probably find that lm
has been imported for voting puriMiscs.
THE BUM AND THE BALLOT.
The bum will have a hard time on
eltction day this year. Under the new
law he is not allowed to show his tickei.,
ami his vtte is shorn ef its mone'tary
value-. A man who will sell his vote is
of e'ourse not to be trusted to deliver the
goods blind, and practical politicians
ere generally too shrewd to risk their
money em such chances. Along with
the bum will go the professional poll
worker who, on the claim of influence
with the gang, generally manages to
secure a share of the campaign fund.
There is no peddling of tickets, and no
electioneering within one hundred feet
of tb polls and this ends the occupa
tion ot this class of touchers. It is said
thut methods for dodging the strict pro
visions of the law will be devised, trat
they are not likely to be put into practice
tliis year. Botli parties are on the alert
to prevent fraud, and there iB too much
risk of detection to warrant any of the
Illinois Dudleys in attempting to carry
out illegal schemes. The ballot is liable
to be pretty pure this year, even if the
vote is not so large .is usual.
THKY WON'T BLEED.
I met a Republican politician the
other day of some fame in his own lo
cality, and in talking over the iolitical
situation he said: "I .lin't know how il
is on your side but we .ne i'mding it very
hard to raise money for ciaipaign pur
poses among the conservative . men of
our party. We used to scare them by
telling them that a Democratic presi
dent would ruin the country, but tue?
won't believe it any more. The ans t t r
to this suggestion is generally to the
effect that we are pretty sure of a good
president no matter whether Harrison
or Cleveland is elected. With Cleveland
in the field a good many of our fellows
Cttini Cant be Cored
with local applications, as they cannot
reach tbe seat or tne aisease. vaiarru
nr ffttiRtitntional disease, and
order to cure it you have to take internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
ii,tmiiv. nd acts directly on the blood
and mucons surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is no quack medicine. It was pre
uriherl hv one of tbe best Dbvsicians u
for Tears: and is a reeul
prescription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with the best
hir.r.l nnrifiers. acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfect combina
tion of the two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Chknky & Co.. Props., Toledo, O
Sold by druggists price 75c.
Dr. Miles' Nervine not only cures all
nervous diseases, beaa -cbe, Diues, ner
vrma nrostration. sleeDlessness. neuralgia
At Vima dance, fits and hvsteria. but also
builds up the body. "I am pleased to
say that after years ol intense eunenng
with Detvous disease, headache and pros
tratiou, I tried Dr. Miles' Reatorative
Nervine, and in two weeks earned eight
pounds in weight. I could not lie down
o sleep, but now sleep perfectly easy
and am still improving wonderfully
Cannot sy enough for the nervine.
Mhs. L. B. Millard, Dunkirk, jn. i.
"One customer used Nervine and gained
fifteen pounds in flesh. Bkown & May
bury, Cortland, N. Y." Trial bottles and
elegant book free at Hartz & Bahnsen's
Worth Hundreds or Dollars.
My wife used only two bottle of
"Mother's Friend before her third con
finement. Says she would cot be with
out It for hundreds of dollars. Had cot
half as much trouble as before. Dock
Miles, Lincoln Parish, La. Sold by
Hartz & Bahnsen
Woman has been compelled to suffer.
not only her Ills, but those arising
from a want of knowledge on the part of
those with whom she stands connected.
In the mansions of the rich and hovels of
the poor, woman has been alike the pa
tent victim of ills unknown to man. But
dow tbe hour of her redemption has
come. Brad field's Female Regulator
cur-s all diseases peculiar to her sex.
S Id by Hartz & Babnsen.
"Burlington Route," Dtenport races,
Oc-oher 3rd to 7tb. inclus ve. Ali sta
tions within 75 miles. A fare ani one
ttiird for round trip. Military Tract Sol
diers' and Sailors' R-union. Macomb. 111..
Octnber 4th to 7th, inclusive. One fare
for the rcund trip. Illinois State Fair,
Peoria. I.I., Sept 24'h to Oct. 1st. inclu
"iyp. One fair for tbe round trip. St.
L u' Exposition, St. Louis. Mo., Sept.
26-29. Oct. 3 6-10-13-17 20. Good to
ie urn fiyedays from date of sale. A
fnf Ht,d one-tbird for the round trip.
St Louis Fair and Veded Prophets., St.
Louis. Mo., Octobe-r 1st to 8th, inclusive.
One fare for tbe round trip. For further
information apfly to H. D. Mack, Dlv.
Pass. Agt.. Rock Island, 111
Things Worth Remembering,
When you feel a kind of goneness about
tbe stomach it is a sign that your food
does not eit well, and that you ire about
to have a fit of indigestion.
When you beein to feel netvous and
are unable to sit still comforably; when
your clothes suddenly seem to lose their
tit ami become too tight in places, the fit
of indigestion is surely upon you.
When 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
indiceslion or elyspcppia, or both, and
thit a regular course of tbem. Ssy two
every night for a week or 10 days, will
act as a preventive of either complaint.
Hot Spring's Skin Salve,
This salve is generally considered
tecessary only in aecravnted cases of
skin eruptions, although many are today
using the soap, tbe powder ard the salve
at the 8me time, fT instance the soap
can be used at any and all times, the
powder during the dy and the salve at
night. Hartz & Bthnsun, wholesale
acents, Rock Island.
For any trace of anlipyrire, morphine,
chloral or any other injurious compound
in Krause's Headache capsules.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For saie by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
Catarrh in Colorado-
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry ca
tarrh. It proved a cure. B, F. M.
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
as a rrmedv for Catarrh which is aggra
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, drugeist, Denver.
1 can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, phar
Ely's Cream Balm bas rured many
cases of catarrh. It is in constant de
mand George W. Hoyt, pharmacist,
Imitations have been put upon the
market so closely resembling AUcock's
Porous Plasters in general appearance as
to be well calculated to deceive. It is,
however, in general appearance only that
they compare with AUcock's. for they are
worse than worthless, inasmuch as they
contain deleterious ingredients which are
apt to cause serious in j ary. Remember
that AUcock's are the only genuine por
ous plasters tbe best external remedy
eyer produced; and when purchasing
plasters do not only ask but see that jou
get A'lcock's Porous Plasters.
What tbe Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to tbe superiority of tbe Hircch
berg's eliamond and non-changeable spectacles-
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they are tbe
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. V8T.M
These spectacles are for sale by T. H,
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
("My Grocer put me onto
and it does jui
w'haf fye clairris for
AO; your GrocerTorii,
av)d ir:s7 cq teyiiTg' it.
THE BEST SOAP MADE
TOR ALL HOUSEHOLD PURP0SES.
MAD;r S'Ly BY
N.K.FAIRBANK & CO. Chicago.
Patronize Home Industry and Protect the Labor of America
- MERRICK'S SPOOL COTTON.
It is Six.Cord Soft Fir b. "nil rre?nre. and if equally wIl a l;tei for Hiui a i 1 V:i
dewing, for iale bv
rd Dry Goodi Eone generally.
MERRICK THREAD CO., 205 Firth Avenue, Cl iche
$4.00 per Month for Ten years
or $6,00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures 'you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
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ON EiCn PLAN. L-3.';ION 3?th s
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secuie choice locations and lowest jvic-?
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guvcr.
J. T. JDIXOjNT.
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1 THE TfilLGB,
1803 Second Avenue.
CHAS. DAN N A CHER ,
Proprietor of thm Brady Street
Ail k nd of Cat Flowers constantly os band.
Greo Houses- - Flower More
Oua block north of Central Park, ths largest 1- la. St. Brxiy Mtrcet. Tt.oiKrt
B. F. DeGER,
Contractor etrad Builder
Office ajad Shop Corner 8eTesto S. .
d Barents Atbu.
"Ml Wads of carpenter work a f
: Rock Island
peclsJty. Plans and estimates for all Vli3 of tdlV""
ir1i e apnlieatioft.
mssmB BEST0RSD KSrSj:
Sr to cor all nroun dwb.M. nch TV T V
Jx of Brain Power, Hradactie. Wakrf ulnx. Lt Manh..v1. Nuti:
ion. ftrrrounneM. Lainltucle.alldrmtns Mid iu.if p-"-ri f tli- "-'
- vrrzans in eiiaersex caunr l nr ntr exortion. yonttif :il prm .
nef tobacco. opium ir stimu!anta taic!i n la.t i Inr.ra-i". "" '
irttiun and Insanity. Put tip umpnwii t- unjntci; -iifi. . k "
aaroRB d trraa caxxo. remd iM money. Circular tree. vjieVsi 5-p !-"'. !..: '
For tale in Rock island bv Haiti & Bahnsnn. 81 Av-.'an.l 2tnh tT-. t
P)avenport Business College.
COMPLETE m ATX. DEPARTMENTS.
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