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OKXtOC.-RA.TlC X ATI OX AX. TICKET
rniiint ...fl'ROVTt'R r-T.HYTf.T.AXTt
For Vice President.... ADL Al E. STEVENSON
rorGovtrnor JOHN P. ALTGEI.D
For Congressman at lare JOHN C. BLACK
For Congressman at large. ANDREW J. HUNTER
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
Tor Secretary of State WM H H1NRICHHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RV fVS S. RAMSEY
ForAttorney General M. T. MALONEY
For Klector.llih Diet ...J H HANI EY
Forton ee, 11th List TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Member Board at Kaoalizat on.
11. R. BAKTLESOS
For Renrt scr.tative. Twenlv-liisl Diet.
JOSfePH H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J. Mc WIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETER FKEY
For Coroner ...WINSLOW HOWARD
Nkw Yobk Herald: ConsideiinR the
composite character of our population,
would it not be well for the great news
papers of the country to call public men
bj their proper names T It must be
ratber confusing to naturalized citizens
to find that the destinies of the ration
re in the hands of Jims, Bills, Jakes
Indianapolis Sentinel: Matt Quay
says that while he Is hopeful of republi
can success in November he is not con
fident, and explains that his physical
cor.di'i -r d bars him from encaging in
the cam Dai cn. He describes bis com
plaint as vertigo, and it is thought to
date from the moment of Benjamin Har
rison's renomioation at Minneapolis. It
is a curious fact that the senator's af
fiiction bas not prevented him from tak
ing a keen interest in the Pennsylvania
The Georgia election returns are na
turally quite gratifying to democrats, the
"mtjorities on the demccratic ticket ex
ceeding the most sanguine expectations
ia a state which, while never accounted
otherwise than overwhelmingly demo
cratic, the republicans had made their
boasts about how the protective doctrine
and the Weaver movement were going to
cut such a figure there . Something bas
cat a pretty big figure there, but it is
contrary to the prophesies and hopes of
republicans, very much.
Kkokuk Constitution-Democrat: Hon.
Truman Plantz had a monster meeting at
West Point, in Hancock county, Satur
day evening. He is gaining new friends
and supporters wherever he goes. His
arguments against the high -taxers are so
defer and forcible, that they are all con
vincing. He will be engr.ged in court at
Carthage during the greater portion of
the present week, after which he will re
sume the stump. His majority for con
gressman w'll not be less than 1,000.
McDonough Democrat: Democrats
who feel inclined to vote for I. N. Pear
Eon ought to stop and ask themselves
wby. Mr. Pearson was never known to
favor a democrat in that way even down
to a school director. On the other hand,
bis opponent, Mr. Hinrichson, is a man
fullv capable of conducting the office.
He was for years the able editor of the
Quincy Herald and clerk of the last leg
islature. He is laboring now for the
success of the whole democratic ticket,
and is not making such a vigorous cam
paign in his own behalf as he desired, but
has charge of the press bureau. His
friends should see that he does not lack
The True Kalth Expounded.
Never has a great party, intent upon
the promotion of right and justice, had
better incentive for effort man is now
presented to us. Turning our eyes to the
plain people of the lan J we see them
burdened as consumers with tariff sys
tem that unjustly and relentlessly de
mands from them, in the purchase of the
necessaries and comforts of life, an
amour: t scarcely met by the wpges of
bard and steady toil, while the exactions
thus wrung from them build up and in
crease the fortunes of those for whose
benefit the ir justice ia perpetrated.
We see a farmer listening to a delubive
story that fl3a his mind with advantage,
while his pocket is robbed by the
stealthy hand of high protection. Our
workingmen are still told the tale, eft re
peated in spite of its demonstrated fals
ity, that the existing protective tariff is a
boon to them, and that under its benefi
cent operation their wage a mast in
crease while as they listen scenes are
cacted in the Very abiding place of high
protection, that mock the hopes of toil
and attest the tender mercy the working
man receives from those made selfish
and sordid by unjust governn-ental fa
Tors. We oppose earnestly and stubbornly
the theory. upon which our opponents
seek to - justify and uphold tariff laws
(Q rover Cleveland's speech accepting
democratic nomination for president.
.'; "Sweat-Shop Clothing-.
Davenport Democrat. "
Col. 'J. H. McConlogue, democratic
candidate for secretary of state, and his
republican opponent, W. M. MeFarland,
IF YOU LIKE THIS KIND OF THIJfG. VOTE THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
are holding a series of joint debates, one
in each congressional aisirict. Col. Mc-
Ccnlosue wears a suit of clothes f r
which he paid $ 35 It is a good, well
made and comfortable suit, such as any
man who works for a living might wear
and call himself well dressed. Mr. Me
Farland exhibits him9eif in a suit which
he says cost $10. tie uses this cheap suit as
an object lesson to show bis misguided
and deluded republican friends what a
high duty does for the farmer and work
ingman 'n Iowa. Mr. MeFarland has the
audacity to boast of Lis cheap clothes
every time he speaks.
Now, economy la commendable. The
practice of it leads to thri t, and thrift in
time means a competence. The Demo
crat believes in the encouragement of
frugality; but it does not approve of de
ception or sailing under falte colors. Mr
McFarland's cheap suit is tbe cheapest of
arguments; it is a fraud on rsf C aid
the close-thinking hearer of the republi
can candidate for secretary of state will
so stamp it.
Tbe question of what it costs to make
a suit of clothes was submitted to one of
tbe oldest merchant tailoring houses in
Davenport, that of Thomas McCullougb's
Sons. A safe rule. Mr. McCullough
says, is that one-third the price of the
suit goes to the journeyman tailor. On
a f 35 suit such as Col. McConologue
wears this won 11 be $11.C6J; ou
Mr. McFarland's $10 suit it would be
3 33. Mr. MeFarland thinks that
$3.83 is ample for the man, woman and
child who make tke clothing.
Any good tailor will tell you that to
make a coat of the first class requires a
skilled workman to give three days of
his time. He must consume one day
more in making tbe pantaloons, and an
other day on tbe vest. In other words
the man, woman or child who
made Mr. McFarland's $10 suit received
66 cents a day, while the one who did
the work on Col. McConologue's suit got
$2.33 for each day's work.
But Mr. MeFarland ougM to carry bis
argument to its logical end. A suit of
shoddy can be bought for less than $10.
Such sui'.s are made all over this coun
try. This is particularly true of Phil a
delpbia. New York and Chicago. There
are sweat-shops in those cities fost red
by the iniquitous McKinley law which
are far worse in the starvation wages
they pay than any so-called pauper labor
house of England. These sweat shops
send their circulars to merchant tailors of
Iowa saying they will make a coat for
$3 .50; a pair of pantaloons for $1; aod a
vest fcr $1; or. the full suit for $5.50.
There are custom, measured to order
suits. Even the ridicousl? low price is
much higher than Mr. McFarlacd wants
to see paid. He doesn't believe in pat
ronizing the tailor of his town but take9
a job lot, ore that ccmcs from overwork -ea
and underpaid slaves of tbe sweat
Tbe Democrat hopes that Mr. McFar-.
land will wear bis sweat shop suit every
day of tbe campaign. It shows the
stands rd of wages be thicks ought to be
paid. It illustrates the familiar Harri
sonian axiom that under a cheap coat you
do sometim8 find a cheap man. As a
rule, however, you find a poor man, one
who would wear better clothing if he
could pay for it; one whose poverty is
his misfortune and sot bis disgrace.
This is not the case with MeFarland.
HIE STATE CAMPAIGN.
OHARGES MADE AND PROVED AGAINST
HE WILL GET LICKED.
"Fifer -"vill get licked," was the ex
pressive remark of a Republican promi
nent in state politics. "He is credited
with b?ing a shr. wd politician, but he
has mado more mistakes than any man
I know occupying a public posif'on.
You remember he promised the farmers
to place one cf their number on the
riilroad and warehouse commission.
They selected Mr. Ball of Macoupin
countr, a man in every way worthy of
the honor. Fifer went back on his
promise and appointed. John R. Tanner
to the place. Tanner is the best joliti
cian in the state and Fifer needed hia
help and thinking he could do him moro
good than Ball gave the farmers the
go by. Then he fell out with Tanner
because the latter wanted to run for
state treasurer, sp he lost at both ends
of the scheme. The farmers have it-jn
for him and Tanner has docliued to take
an active part in the campaign. This
is one of Fifer's many political exploits
that will lose him votea and a man does
not have to be very bright to foresee his
A FLEAS. ST FAKT3T.
The cr.ndilat?r on the Republican
state ticket are traveU.1.5 the country
tojre'tlier. They are to mi nicious of
each other that 110 0:13 of them is al
lowed to visit a lovr:i uale.M all the oth-
ar alnnif. While one of thsm ia
making a 8jeecli t!e others have to sit
on the platform so that he can see that
.h-r lo no mischief. Thev insist on oc-
cu oying ono room at the hotel and must
alf eat at tho same table. An absence
of one minute or over must be account-
l for br affidavit, with photographic
Tim State Board of Health a Hotbed of
Corruption The Hvn;cmBn of Ien
Itentlarlea In Violation of Lw and In
the Interest or Those Charged With
The campaign in Illinois is now on,
and from this time until the polls close
on November S, tho representatives of
the two great parties will by every
means in their power push their claims
for recognition before the eople. For
the first time in a generation there is a
genuine contest for the control of the
state, for the former great R- publican
majority has gradually dwindled away
until its smnllncss gives the Democrats
more than the hoje of a decisive vic
tory. The Republican party in Illinois
is on the defensive. It has a record of
many years to iefend, and the Demo
crats active, aggressive and determined,
are pushing it so closely that it has no
opportunity for aggressive methods and
fights only to maintain its grounds, yet
it is making a hard fight and will not
surrender until the last minute, for de
feat means the exposure of the methods
of the party managers for years back
and the political ruin which must fol
low. Strong in the control of all
branches of the state government, for
years the Republican leaders have been
able to conceal from the people their
mismanagement of the trust placed in
their hands, but enough has been dis
covered to warrant the investigation
which must follow a change of admin
istration. Proof is multiplying of the
corruption which has prevailed in many
of the departments under the control of
the governor, and the emphatic denial
of the charges made will not offset in
the minds of the people the impression
produced by these proofs.
It has been shown that the state board
of health in a hotbed of corruption.
It has been shown that the manage
ment of the penitentiaries has been in
violation of law and in the interest of
those charged with their management.
It has been shown that our state in
sane hospitals have been diverted from
their intended use and made the deten
tion houses for wealthy patients while
the poor insane were a charge upon the
people in the county poorhouse.
It has been shown that the state board
of charities is simply a whitewashing
machine to cover up the criminal care
lessness existing in our state institu
tions. It has been shown that the appointees
of the governor hold their positions only
on account of their ability to serve him
as political managers.
It has loen shown that the large ap
propriations for clerical help and for
janitor hire in the state house have been
used to hire political workers in aiding
the election of the present state officers.
It has been shown that state officers
are drawing large sunu from the state
treasury as salaries to which they are
not entitled by law, and which even tbe
leading Republican paper of the state
declared are stolen.
That the rottenness which has been
discovered permeates the whole state
system few people can doubt, and the
demand for a change that will lay bare
the matter grows stronger every day.
The Democrats have wisely nominated
a splendid business man for governor.
One whose perceptions are quick and
whose methods are known to be system
atic and exact. With Judge Altgeld as
governor of Illinois we may be sure that
no guilty man will escape. State affairs
will receive an overhauling and the
guilty will be punished without fear or
favor. The crowd of mendicants and
hnv;.v:s on in the different institutions
v. .' i have to seek a livelihood elsewhere,
and our state affairs will, before the end
of his term, be established upon a proper
business basis. We shall know where
the vast sums appropriated for stafe ex
lenses go, and shall for-once feel that
our state government is conducted, not
after the manner of a Russian province,
but as befits the tlignity of a sovereign
state of a great union.
Governor Fifer seems to be trying to
stradJlw oeveral pretty serious questions
with poor success, lie was known to
sympathize with the Knownothings and
expected tbeir vot?. but as oueof them
expressed it, "lie wc:it on his knees to
the Dutch until we are disgusted with
him, and now he is in a fair way to get
the vote of neither. The path of Hie
hypocrite is full of thorns.
When Judge Altgeld was first nomi
nated we heard a great deal from Re
publicans in regard to hia book, which
they said would defeat him. The Dem
ocrats are using the book as a campaign
document, while the Republicans are ng
lunger talking about it, .
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