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rrTTTC ATIOTTS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1892.
Fabliabed Daily and Weekly at 1CM Second
A vesne, Boak Island. 111.
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per annum; tn advance (1.50.
All commontcatiors of a critical or arjrementa
tira character, political or relieiona, most have
real name attached for publication. No bocq
articles wUl bo printed over flctnious elgnaturea.
Anoymona eommunicaiione not noticed.
Correspondent solicited from erery township
a Rock Island county.
SATURDAY. OCTOBKR 14. 1892.
DEMOCRATIC SATIOS A a. TICKET
For President GROVKR CT.TtVELASD
For Vice President.. ..ADLAl B. STEVESu
rorOoTsmor JOHS P. ALTGELD
Por Concressman at laree JOHN C. BLACK
ForCongreesmanatl.rfre.ANDKEW J. HLNTER
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH BGILL
ror Secreury of State.... WM H H1NRICHHSEN
For Auditor. . DAVID GORE
For Treasurer Kl FLS N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. M ALONE Y
For Elector. 11th Dist J H HANI E
ForCoDff ess, 11th l ist TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Member Board of jcq.ali.ar g.
For Representative, Twenty-first Dist.
JOPU H, MULLIGAN
Por State's Attorney thJfy
For Circuit Clerk.... FKTr.K (Khl
Tot Coroner. . . ... .... ....WISSLOW HOWARD
.nv lam tils-h iirorect lvp tariff conn
try and wage are much lower there than
In free tnle KnKlaml. The same l true
of France, Autrl. Italy, Kul and Spain
all hiirh tart IT and low wae paying coun-
trleaaa compare! with Kii;lHnd. Speaking
reaerallr, w aires are from HO to 40 ier wit
higher In free trade KnfrlMiwl than In the
riljfh tarirr countries oi niuurmu ..t .
a ...i i' d i i u f, wKPM nnlv le&ftu to rrow
higher an tariff taxation wa reduced under
free trsdr.-t hivsko inraur.
Keokuk Constitution Democrat: An
other compaign argument for the repub
licans. Wanamaker is going to furnish
a postage stamp twice the present size.
All on account of the McKinlr bill.
Judge Qresham, while trying a case in
the United States circuit court at Chica
go. SeDtember 20. 1892. said: "The
power of the government to collect rev
enue to defray its expenses is sovereign
and absolute. It can take any part of a
man's property without process, but it
ought to take no more than enough to
defray tiie expenses of the government, i
GIVES HIM AWAY.
Cewmor Flfar'a Love for tbe WorUsp
aua Prompts Him to Buy State Supplies
mt tha truck Stores.
On page 8 of th last auditor's report
we find the following among the ex
penditures of the governor's contingent
Chicago, 'Wilmington and Ver
million Coal Co., subsistence
stores, straw, tools, etc., fur
nished troops, I. N. G., in field.. $672.80
In addition to above is the following
on same page:
Spring Valley Coal Co.'s store,
subsistence stores, tools, etc.,
furnished troops, L N. G in
Here is a showing that can hardly be
denied or ignored. It tells its own story.
"When the state troops were quartered
ftt the mines to control the actions of the
miners their supplies were purchased at
the truck stored located at these places,
And the records show that they were
purchased out of the governor's con
tingent fund, which is under his abso
lute control, and that he approved the
sale by his signature on the vouchers.
Sis henchmen are going around over
the state claiming great credit for that
official because he did not veto the anti
truck bill passed by the last legislature.
Fifer knew if he vetoed the bill it would
be passed over his veto, and hence he
was compelled to sign it. If he was
such a friend of the miners why was it
that he bad his militia patronize only
the truck stores at Braidwood and
Spring ValleyT Claiming to be the
friend of the miners, the moment they
Strike for living wages and against the
Infamous truck store system, he sends
tip militia forward to shoot them into
subjection, if need be, and shows his ad
ditional love for them by going to the
truck stores for supplies. About the
last man in the state who has any claim
upon the miners is Joseph V. Fifer.
For Attorney General.
The office of attorney general of a
great state like Illinois is one that should
be filled by a lawyer of more than or
dinary ability, and the people will there
fore recognize the importance of elect
ing Mr. Moloney, the Democratic candi
date, over Mr. Prince, his Republican
opponent. Mr. Prince has never been
recognized as a great lawyer, and is not
even esteemed a good lawyer by those
who know him best. Such men should
not aspire to hold positions which they
are incapable of filling properly. On
the other hand, Mr. Moloney has a
record as a lawyer which proves
his fitness for the position he
seeks. The office of attorney general
will be well administered under his
direction, and the people will never
blush for him as they have been called
upon to do for some of his Republican
Xney Use the Money.
The employes of some of the state
institutions receive their pay only every
three months, although the money for
the purpose is in the hands of the
treasurer of each institution at the be
ginning of each quarter. He gets the
steady use of a sum equal to what it
costs to run the institution three months,
lot he gets the money on the first of the
quarter and does not pay it out till the
first of the next quarter, by which time
he has received the installment for the
second quarter, and so on.
A CURIOUS CASK.
- Several years ago a lady was sent from
Henry county to the state hospital at
Jacksonville for treatment. After a
while her family concluded to take her
home, and did so. For months, however,
they continued to receive regular reports
from the hospital officers as to her con
dition. These reports were varied and
showed from week to week just how
the lady's case was progressing. Her
family finally notified the hospital
officers that these reports were superflu
ous as the lady had not been in the in
stitution for some time. An awkward
explanation was given which made the
affair still more ridiculous. This inci
dent illustrates the methods of our state
institutions. Some clerk probably makes
up a report each week of the condition
of each patient without knoweledge of
the case, only giving these reports
sufficient variety to disarm suspicion in
the minds of the patient's family, to
whom the reports are sent.
Another "case" from the same institu
tion has attracted some attention. A
patient named William Wilson, sent up
from Adams county, was missed on
Jan. 20th. 1S91. Hardly any effort ap
pears to have been made to find him.
On Feb. 23, one month and three days
after the disappearance, his body was
found floating in the reservoir by Engi
neer S. C. Follansbee. This reservoir
contains the water used by over one
thousand of the inmates. The body,
almost entirely decomposed and recog
nizable only by the clothing and marks
on same, was fished out by S. C. Follans
bee, William Wright, J. Follansbee and
Lemuel Brewer, and secretly buried
without inquest. Nothing was ever
done to cleanse the reservoir and the
water continued to be used as usual, the
superintendent and those about him tak
ing care, however, to get their supply for
their personal use from wells. These
facts did not come to light until Dec
15, 1S91, when one of the men, who
had assisted in the burial, and had since
been discharged told the story. No
doubt the frit nds of this poor maniac
received regular reports of his improve
ment while his decaying remains were
lying at the bottom of the reservoir pol
luting the water used by the other in
mates of the institution.
WHERE IS THE REPORT?
Publicity was given these facts in the
Chicago Times and other papers, and
force of public opinion compelled Gov
ernor Fifer to order an investigation.
The State Board of Charities, one of the
warts on our body politic, investigated
the matter, but, although months have
elapsed, no report has been made public
Dr. Fred H. Wines, the principal seed in
the before mentioned wart, never does
anything to hurt the party and we may
be sure that no report of this outrageous
affair will be made public until after the
HE CAN GO TO WORK.
Governor Fifer has said in effect in
reply to Judge Altgeld's charges of mis
management of the state institutions
that ifnj state employe was no better
than Altgeld that he would discharge
him. The governor's attention is respect
fully called to, the officials who
are responsible for the two incidents
mentioned above and if he wants a few
more cases on which he can act we can
remind him of them. He only needs to
be reminded, he knows of their exist
ence. CORRUPTION AT TIIE BLIND.
For instance, he knows that one of the
trustees of the institution for the blind
has been in the habit of selling goods to
the institution. A penal offense under
the law. He knows that this same trus
tee signed vouchers for money drawn
from the treasury of the institution and
he knows that on threat of exposure the
rejxjrts, vouchers, and records of the
institution were altered and erased so as
to conceal the fraud.
THE FIFER CADETS.
He knows that there is at the institu
tion for the education of the deaf and
dumb a military company called the
Fifer Cadets, made up of the students
of the institution, and whose uniforms
are jwvid for by the state in violation of
the spirit and letter of the law.
STEALING THEIR SALARIES.
It mav also le worth while to call his
' attention to the fact that a large number
of the employes of the state institutions
are away from their posts on political
business while drawing their salaries
regularly, and that these institutions are
being used as regular jolitical machines.
THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
If he is anxious to make an example
! of some one he might read Dr. Egglo
! ston's exposure of the corrupt methods
! of the State Board of Health. How that
j body has squandered the state funds,
falsified accounts, shut oil exjiosure by
bribery, etc. He knows all about it, but
reading the articles referred to might
refresh his memory. While he is at it
he might read the confession of Dr.
Reilly, secretary of the board, which
confirms one of the gravest of Dr.
Eggleston's charges, or he might apply
to Dr. Brinkerhoff for the documentary
evidence in the same case.
OUR INSANE HOSPITALS.
He might make an inquiry into the
management of all our insane hospitals
and thus find material for an example,
so as to show his zeal in behalf of good
government. He might ask why it is
that patients in these institutions who
die violent deaths are buried secretly and
without a coroner's inquest. F r instance,
in the Central Hospital for the insane at
Jacksonville 250 sudden and unexplained
deaths have occurred within seven years,
yet only four inquests have been held.
While he is about it he might ask why
it is that the county poor bouses of the
state are filled with pauper insane at
public expense, while many incurables
who are wealthy or whose families are
well able to provide for them.
Of course Governor Fifer will not
admit there is any thing wrong with the
management of the penitentiaries, so he
can find no one to discharge there. The
fact that the law regarding convict labor
is being violated right along, he cannot
afford to admit, although Judge Altgeld
has furnished proof that snch is the case
and the commsssioners have virtually
admitted it. There are plenty of men in
the state institutions subject to removal
on the conditions suggested by the gov
ernor. Why don't he act?
Ita Evasion of Tbe Revenue Lava of Tbe
The last Republican convention in this
state was more completely under the
control of one man than any of its pre
decessors and that man was Gov. Joseph
V. Fifer. The twelfth resolution in the
platform adopted by that convention is
" We demand the adoption of a sys
tem of uniform rates of appraisement of
real and personal property to the end
that equal and just and corresponding
taxation shall prevail and the existing
inequalities be removed. We demand a
more stringent enforcement of the law
and supplementary legislation if need
be, to secure the proper listing and
appraisement of all property subject to
It would be impossible to conceive of
a more impudent declaration than the
one quoted in view of the facts as they
appear from the record. The Republi
can party has had practically absolute
control of both branches of the legisla
ture since the adoption of the present
constitution. If there are inequalities
under the present revenue law and
there are very many that iarty alone
is responsible. In order that the gross
inequalities may be seen let attention be
directed to the "state board of equaliza
tion. It is the duty of this board to
assess the property of railroads and cor
porations. At the session last year the
board adopted a resolution that tle local
assessors had assessed the prorerty of
state at one-fourth of its value. They
then asked the attorney general whether
r not it was their duty to assess the
property of railroads and corporations at
their fair cash value, and he replied that
it was their svrom duty to assess the
property at its fair cash value no matter
what the local assessors had done.
Now let us see how this Republican
state board performed its duty. The
various corjwrntions, other than rail
roads, reported a paid up capital stock
of the value of one hundred and fifty
millions, two hundred and ten thousand
and forty five dollars. This capital stock
was assessed at six million, two hundred
and seventy three thousand, six hundred
and ninety three dollars. It is but fair
to add to this amount the sum of
493,960 at which the taxable property of
the corporations were assesse i and this
makes the total assessment of these cor
porations $17,76S.6.!3 or about 15 per
cent, while, according to its own show
ing, personal property and real estate
were assessed at twenty-five per cent.
But the amount of capital stock paid up
does not, by any means, represent the
total value of such stock. The Pullman
Palace Car company is returned at $24,
&C5,C00, when the stock is worth a pre
mium of at least eighty cents on the
dollir. The Chicago stock yards are
returned at $4,400,(HK, when the corpo
ration claimed at the last session of the
legislature that it was worth over $13,
000,000. The Chicago West Division Rail
way company returned $1,250,000, while
its stock is worth nearly three times that
amount. The same can be said of other
corporations in the state, yet the board
makes no effort to ascertain the actual
value of the capital stock of these corpo
rations aud assess them on the same
basis as they did the landj and personal
But the manner in which the Republi
can state board of equalization allows
the corporations to escape taxation
amounts to nothing as compared with
the manner in which the railroads are
permitted to escape. The total assess
ment of railroad property last year was
$74,620,553. The railroad and warehouse
commissioners' last report shows the
average value jer mile of the various
railroads doing business in this state to
be $54,383. This is the report made by
the railroads themselves, and shows' the
value placed upon their own projierty,
yet the average assessment per mile is
only $7,980. Under the revenue law, as
framed by the Republican legislature in
1S71 and maintained by that party, the
immense buildings in Chicago and other
cities owned by the railroad com j amies
are assessed at so much jer mile. Prop
erty in Chicago that could not be bought
for less than five or ten thousand dollars
per front foot is assessed at about that
sum per mile. This is why the great cor
porationsare willing to keep the Republi
can party in jiower. While Gov. Fifer
is telling the people that the state tax is
only 36 cents on the hundred dollars,
why has he not honesty enough to tell
the people that if the Republican state
board of equalization would honestly
lerform its duty, the tax would not be
ten cents on the hundred dollars.
Got. Flfcr and "The Herald."
Gov. Fifer admits that The Herald is
a reliable Democratic paper. Having
made this admission the governor should
take time to answer these questions pro
pounded by The Herald:
1. Why did Gov. Fifer approve of
the illegal expenditure of $2,063.75 by
the secretary and president of tho state
board of health during the first quarter
2. Why did Gov. Fifer approve of
the illegal expenditure of $500 by the
secretary and president of the st; te
board of health during the last quarter
3. Why did Gov. Fifer approve of
drawing that $500 from the state treasury
before the beginning of that quarter and
before there was any necessity for spend
4. Why did Gov. Fifer appoint F. "W.
Reilly a member of the state board of
health after lie knew that Reilly had
buncoed the legislature of 1889 and had
been mixed up with the Brinkerhoff
bribe at the same time. Peoria Herald.
We authorise our advertised drugprist
to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds upon
tbis condition: If you are afflicted with
a cough, cold or any lung, throat or
chsst trouble, and will use this remedy as
directed, giving it a fair trial, and exper
ience no benefit, you may return the bot
tle and have your money refunded. We
could not make this offer did we not
know that ' Dr. King's New Discovery
could be relied on. It never disappoints.
Trial bottles free at Hartz & Batansen's
drug store. Large size 50c and $1.
f A Leader.
Since' the first introduction Electric
Bitters -has ' gained rapidly in popular
favor, until now it is clearly in the lead
among pure medicinal tonics and altera
tives containing nothing which per
mits its use as a beverage or intoxicant;
it is recognized aa the beet and purest
medicine for all ailments of stomach,
liver or kidneys. It will cure sick heads
ache, indigeslion. constipation, and drive
malaria from the system. Satisfaction
guaranteed with each bottle or the money
will be refunded. Price only 50c per
bottle. Sold by Harts & Bahnsen.
BUCKLKN'e ARNICA SAItB.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all ekin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz A Bahnsen.
Headache and Dyspepsia
William E. Rockwell. No. 512 West
Fifty-eeventh street. New York, says:
-I have been a martyr to bilious head
ache and dyspepsia. Any indiscretion iu
diet, overfatigue or cold, brings on a fit
of indiceetion, followed by a headache
lasting two or three days at a time. I
think I must have tried over 20 different
remedies, which were recommended as
certain cures by loving friends, but it
was no use. At last I thought I would
take a 8imole course of purgation with
brandreth's Pills. For the first week I
j took two pills every night, tl en one pill
' for 30 nishis; in that time I pained three
' pounds in weight, and never have had an
I itcbe or Dain since."
Disease in one part of the body will
eventually fill the whole body with dis
ease. Every ear or two some psrt of
li e system grows weak and begins to de
cay. Such part should be removed at
i once, and new matter be allowed lo take
its place. There's no need of cutting it
j out with a surgeon's ecalpel. Purge
i away the old. disett-itl ar.d wornout parts
j with Brandreth's Pills.
i Surprise to All-
' Afttr uine "Mother's Friend" two
months I was so speedily and tasily re-
: Iseved that it was a surprise to those at
tending rr.e. "Mother's Frlend"undoubt.
' lv lessens tbe pains, shortens tbe time
and restores the mother speedily to
heal.b. Will recommend it to all ex
pectant Brothers, and a.) vise them to use
it. Mrs. J. B. R , Muncie. Ind.
Bradfleld's Female Regulator
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
j and enduring reputation. It is a com
bination of vegetable agents, the recult
of the f xperionce of one who made the
diseases of women a life-Jong study.
Taken according to directions the organs
awake to new life and energy, leaving
tbe weman free from pain at taee per
iods. Soldby Hariz & Bahnsen.
Physicians frequently make mistakes
in treatment of heart disease. The rate
of sudden deaths is daily increasing.
Hundre ds become victims of the ignor
ance of physicians in the treatment of
this disease. One in four persons has a
diseased heart. Shortness of breath, pal
pitation and fluttering, irregular pulse,
choking sensation, asthmatic breathing,
pain or tenderness in side, shoulder or
arm. weak or hungry spells, are sy m
toms of heart disease. Dr. Miles' New
Heart Cure is the only reliable remedy.
Thousands testify to its wonderful cures.
Books free. Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen .
A Thoughtful Parent
Consults his best interests when he is
prepared for an emergency; be knows
that "like a thief in tbe night," Croup
or Whooplsg Cough may come upon his
child without warning. Can he afford to
be without a remedy at band? Cubeb
Cough Cure is what be should have on
band; it is tho one-minute remedy.
For tbe tickling in tbe throat, tbe hack
ing cough, sore lungs, and all affections
of test kind. Cubeo Cough Cure is the
The Kickapoo Indian Medicine com
pany is now at the Wagner opera house,
Moline. presenting each night their inimita
ble concert and minstrel entertainment. A
cordial invitation is extended to every
one. Each Wednesday and Saturday
night they also give their patrons beauti
ful presents. Visit their entertainmants
at night and call on tbe Indian doctors
during the day if you suffer with chronic
or otber diseases. Consultation and ex
amination absolutely free. Office hours
from 9 a. m. to 5 d. m.
What tbe Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to tbe superiorify of the Hirsch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirscbberg
as an excellent optician, and his glasse
are simply unequalled in my experience
G. G. Vest."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H,
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
Half Fare to See Western Lands.
Last chance tbis rear. Tbe third and
last harvest excursion will be run to es
pecial territory Oklahoma and Indian
reservations and Texas.
The great Rock Island Route runs into
and through these reservations, and is the
only road that touches these lands lately
oat on tbe market.
See band bills giving particulars, and
remember the date is Oct. 25, for Chica
go and ' points to and including Mississ
ippi river, and one day later lor .Missouri
Jko. Sbbastiak, G. T. A.,
Hide a cockhorse, to
Chicago of course jo get.
$y? WHICH IS BOSS.
AND WASHING THE CLOTHES,
. ASSURE IT A WELCOME
- WHEREVER IT GOES.
SAH1& SLABS SOAP
IS THE BEST FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD USE,
ALL GROCERS KEEP IT.
APE. ONLY BY
Patronize Home Industry and Protect the Labor of America'
- MERRICK'S SPOOL COTTON. -
It Is Six.Oord Sort FiDifh. Fall ceasare. and it equally well adapted for Uaad and MacUice
Sewing. For aale by
and Dry Goodi Boner generally.
MERRICK THREAT) CO., 205 Filth Avenue, Chicago
$4.00 per Month for Ten years,
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures Sou
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH LOCATION 38th ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
Is now located at hit new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
tTLlgbt Sboea a apeeialty. Opposite tbe Old f tan J.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fatj nd Winter Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Rerrember we are ehowing the largest and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Impokted goods in the three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
ers made to your measure $5 to $12
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and JBiailder,
Office and SXop Comer SsYentoeKtJi BU . . T? Yclnnrl
Md Seventh Arenua. - XVOCK I5.ia.IlU.
3VAU klada of carpenter work a apeeialty. Flan, and estimate, for all kind of bDll&nM
furnl.baa on application.
In nrMln to con all nmont disease, .uch a. Wlc Mmnw
LoMot Br.in Power, Headache. Wakefulness. Io.L Manhood. NiyiulT r.ml
sKns. fferrouaness. Lassitude, all drains and loss of power of tbe GuneraMte
Organs In either sex caused by oer exertion, youthful erro-s. r xce.ie
Dim of tobacco,
'hacco. opium or stimulants wbicta soon Irad to Indrruity. Conaump
In.anitT. Put no convenient t- carry in et pftcket. asl jrisc-
ma h mi.it. A f..r tfi With ..rv S . nrrinr we a rUt4n euninie to rurv
avoaa tm srram caura. or refund tht money. Circular tree. Address Meirve etced Co., t o. life
For atle in Rock island by Harts & Bahnsen. 8d Ave, 'and 20th street.
av en port Business College,
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