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THE ABGTJS, THURSDAY, OCTOBJBK 27, 1892.
rBliabed Daily lid Weekly at lm Second
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Thursday; Octobvr 27. 1802.
DEMOCRATIC XATIOX&L TICKET
Tor Preaideot QROVKR CLIVBLAWD
For Vice President.... ADLAI B. 8TEVBNSON
For Governor JOHN P. ALTGRLT)
For Oontrressman at latve JOHN C. BLACK
For Congressman at large. AND RBW 3. HTJ STBR
For Lieutenant Governor JOSEPH B GILL
ror Secretary of State. ...WM B HINRH HRHS
For Auditor DAVID GO H
For Treasurer RUFU8 N. RAM8KT
Far Attorney General M. T. M ALONBY
For Elector. 11th Dist J HHANIKY
For Comr-ess, 11th l ist TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Member Board of Jtqamltzat on,
11. R BAUTLBSON
For Representative, Twenty-first Dist.
JObKPU U, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J.Mc'NIBY
For Circuit Clerk PBTKR FKKY
For Coroner WINSLOW HOWARD
Oerraany la a high protective tariff eonn
try and nrnare much lower there than
In free trade Knrland. The asm la true
of Franrr, Anatrix, Italy. KnitHia and Spain
avll high tarinTand low varr paying; eoun
trlea an compared w ith England. Mpraklnr
arenerally, wave are from ao to 40 p-r eent
higher in free tradv Kniland than In the
high tariff countries of continental Kurope.
And Knellxh wares only began to grow
higher as tariff taxation wan redaeed under
tree trade. Chicago Tribune.
Fifer n Record.
A Chicago paper contains seven col
umns of damning evidence that G'v.
Fifer bad entered into an agreement
with the Patriotic Order Sons of America
never to sign a bill repealing the Ed
wards school law. They alao show that
H. T. Currier, ex-president of the order,
is being paid $250 a month through
members of the republican state central
committee to travel about the state, as
suring followers of the order that the
governor is with them in spirit and in
fact. They also reproduce a fac simile
of a private letter from A. Garnet, the
present state president of the Sons of
America, addressed to Stuart Williams,
one of the members at Evanston.in which
he emphatically underscores these lines:
"I know Gov. Fifer will never sign a bill
repealing the compulsory education law.
His views I am familiar with personally,
ana Know now ne stanas on toe ques- i
tion." Therefore the narrow minded A I
P. A. interests are sure of both Fifer and
Ray. To pass a bill repealing the law
would be a physical impossibility for
either a republican senate or a democratic
bouse. The only way to accomplish the
object is to sweep out the republican ex
ecutive and his lieutenant and elect
Judge Altgeld and Don. Jos. B. Gill.
TWO SIDES OF THE M' KIN LEY. BILL.
SEALSKIN 8ACQUES reduced 83 per cent IMITATION 8BAL SKIN 8ACQTJES advanced.. .120
BROADCLOTH advanced 20 per cent WOOLENS advanced 40
EINE CA8MIMERE advanced 25 per cent COTTON CORDUROY advanced 114
oiLiiv. vjJliVJT, no advance turiDH VELVET advanced ..100
SILK Limit US, no advance UOTTUK L.LNINGS advanced 285
BLACK SILK, no advance BLACK ALPACA advanced 66
SILK LACEa. advanced 20 per cent COTTON LACES advanced . 50
DIAMONDS, UNCUT, free FLANNEL SHIRTS taxed 100
SNAILS, free WOOL HAT TRUST protected 112
CAT GUT. free OOF FIN TRUST protected 45
At ORN8. free TOMBSTONE TRUST protected ". ' 60
DRAGON'S BLOOD, free COMMON WOOLEN GOODS taxed Ill
UBtLUHiKi. tree UL.ABH TUMBLKH8 taxed 180
D1VI Dl VI. free WOOLEN STOCKINGS taxed '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.120
B1KU3, iree WBMUfl 1AIOKLNG GLASSES taxed 188
BL.AUUt.K8, rree wifluuw ulass TRUST protected 182
TURTLES, free CUTLERY TRUST protected n
juabuk, on f ree list - iw tku ot average protection 60
pf r cent
RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE STATE
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Pavejr Should Be Defeated.
The following from the last issue of
the Silver Leaf, a fraternal journal pub
lished in the interest of the Modern Wood
men of America, is well worthy the at
tention not only of members of the M.
W. A. but of all persons belonging to
fraternal beneficiary organizations:
The Silver Leaf is a non-partisan jour
nal and will have nothing to say in re
gard to party politics, but here is a little
matter of politics which mUr-sts the
members of fraternal insurance societies,
and especially the Modern Woodmen,
which we wish to call attention to.
The present state auditor, Gen. Pavey,
is a candidate for re-election . He has
held that office for several years, and ap
parently uses his tfflce in the interest of
old line insurance companies.' Two
years ago be was instrumental in harrass
ing the Modern Woodmen, and attempt
ed to have a receiver appointed for the
order, when ihere was no righteous call
for it, and the wicked design was only
defeated by hard work and great expense
to the order. Had he succeeded, there
world be no Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica today. What a receiver does for the
Iron Hall, it is plainly to be seen, would
do for any other society kill it.
As there is no state or national issues
involved, no tariff or free trade in it; it
can be an easy matter for a voter to cast
a ballot in his own interest and help de
feat an enemy. There are a large mim
ber of loyal members of his party in our
city who have had the name of Pavey
pasted in their hats for a long time, and
will remember him in the day of judg
ment November 8. Let every Wood
man do his duty.
Why Trunks Had Round Tops.
There are comparatively few round top
trunks made now. The idea was that
greater resisting power could be obtained
with least weight by imitating to some ex
tent the .shape of an egg, which, as we
know, will bear an absurdly great weight,
but unfortunately there was no guarantee
that the baggage smasher would always
stand the trunk the right way up. His
failure to do this gav numberless remind
ers of the fact that no box is Btronger than
at its weakest point, and the damaged
aides became very common. Now most
trunks are made with flat tops, and are so
strong all over that it is very difficult even
tor an expert trunk smasher to break one.
Where She Learned.
Graceful Guest I am obliged to you,
Mrs. M'Ginnis, for giving me exactly the
half cup of coffee I asked for. You are the
first woman I ever saw whose "half cup"
didn't overflow into the saucer.
Amiable Hostess I used to keep a board
ing house, Mr. Bylea. Exchange.
Republican Working men Joist the Demo
erats In Denouncing the Management of
the Penitentiaries by Governor Flfer
and the State Administration.
The State Federation of Labor, which
met at Ottawa this year, passed resolu
tions of a significant character. It was
a harmonious session, for while the Re
publicans were not without their repre
sentatives in it, they eould not deny the
truth of the report that Gov. Fifer and
his appointees have been violating the
constitutional provision prohibiting the
employment of convict labor. The con
sequence was that the Republican dele
gates shouted as loudly in the affirmative
on the motion to adopt the following as
Your committee beg leave to report
the following as an expression of fact in
the matter of the management of the
prisons ot this state and the employment
of convict labor therein, and recommend
That the general assembly of Illinois
did in the year 1S85 adopt a joint reso
lution submitting to the citizens of this
state the following amendment to the
"Resolved, That hereafter it shall be
unlawful in the state of Illinois to let by
contract to any person or persons or
corporations the labor of any convict
confined within the state institutions.
That at the next general election,
Nov. 8, 1S86, this proposed amendment
was submitted to the suffrages of the
citizens and adopted by a majority of
over 19,000 votes.
That prior to, and in anticipation of,
the adoption of this amendment the
board of prison commissioners did con
spire with certain other persons to evade
or defeat the will of the people by
renewing unexpired contracts, and that
after its adoption and before the official
declaration of that fact these same offi
cials did enter into other contracts or
agreements, whereby the execution of
the people's will could be deferred for
eight years and the odious system so
decisively condemned at the ballot box
be perpetuated, to the mutual advantage
of the parties of this conspiracy.
That in providing labor for the con
victs for whom employment was not
provided under these contracts these
officials did further attempt to make
void the law by adopting the so-called
"piece-price plan," of which the prede
cessor of the present governor of thia
"If there be any substantial distinc
tion between the contract and the piece
price plan so far as the product of either
is to be considered as coming in conflict
with outside skilled labor and as injuri
ous and detrimental thereto, I fail to
That this "piece-price plan" is admin
istered in a manner to harmonize any
difference that might exist under a strict
application of it as distinctive from the
And we further charge that the evi
dences of conspiracy and fraud are so
palpable that we are justified in affirm
ing that the present state administra
tion, as it relates to the matter under
discussion, has either shown great in
competency or infamous venality.
That the negligence of the general
assembly to provide suitable legislation
to facilitate the enforcing of the people's
will is ta be most heartily condemned,
but that such negligence does not excusfl
or even palliate the otfense of the chief
executive of the state in condoning, and
thus becoming accessory to, the foul
offenses of public functionaries, who,
having vigorously" opposed all efforts to
relieve honest free labor from convict
competition, are now so mad in their
greed as to defy the expressed will of
the people and proceed on their unscrup
ulous course in flagrant contempt of the
constitution, and we deplore the fact
that the chief executive should have
become an apologist for their scoun
drelism. In view of the facts as here set forth
we demand the removal of the present
corrupt prison board and its prosecution
for unlawful acts.
We also demand an immediate effort
upon the part of the governor to secure
the abrogation of contracts unlawfully
made, and that the prisons be so admin
istered as to relieve as far as possible
the burden of competition now resting
upon a few industries, which are thus
made to support, at their own loss and
detriment, what should be a common
We urge upon the workingmen of
Illinois that they secure the election to
the next general assembly of men who
will pledge themselves to enact laws
calculated to secure the well being of
all and based upon the truth "that the
common people have rights which public
officials are bound to respect."
That he who would have his rights
held sacred must respect his own power
to secure them by using to the uttermost
the privileges of citizenship.
WTe, the federated trade and labor or
ganizations of Illinois, in presenting this
arraignment of administrative incapacity
and official corruption, assert our con
tinued watchfulness over the welfare of
those wno nave) made us the delegated
conservators of their rights, and our
confidence that enligtened, conscientious
statesmanship will soon make our penal
institutions reformatory and humani
tarian, serving every purpose of restraint
and admonition, and relieved from the
cruelties of greed which fastens .ta
fangs upon helpless victims both in sad
out of prison institutions supervised by
men whose unlawful acts do not make
them the fittest subjects for incarcera
tion. We recommend that the officers of this
body be instructed to co-operate with
the Anti-Contract Convict Labor league
and aid in raising the funds yet necessary
in the prosecution of the suit now pend
ing against the state officials and con
tractors, and to give such other Bupporte
as will result in the faithful execution
of the constitution of our state.
How to Meet It.
The way Democratic papers all over
New York are meeting Commissioner
Tec'i's allegation that workingmen's
wages have been increased by the Mc
Kinley bill is by standing oilers to print
in their columns the name, trade and
amount of the increase. No responses)
are received. Not a single instance has
been presented. And Bradst reel's shows
fifty-four strikes in August, with 41,147
on a strike against reduced wages. The
temper of the workingmen as to Peck's
figures is shown by the action of mem
bers of District Assembly No 220 of the
Knights of Labor in Brooklyn, whr
passed resolutions denouncing Peck's
figures as false from their own knowl
edge, as disproved by the vast body of
the unemployed and underpaid, and
asks the government to dismiss him
from office "for prostituting and betray
ing the confidence imposed in him."
Success Late in Life.
It is a feature of this generation that it
is animated by the spirit of never too late
to begin. We read, to be sure, of the stern
perseverance of Cato, who mastered Greek
after eighty, and of Plutarch beginning
the stady of It in at seventy, but these
were exceptional men of their day, and t he
fact that these instances are still recited
with emphasis proves that they are very
uncommon. Women even more than men
until now have leen prone passively to ac
cept the limitations of years, and as early
as forty settle back with the resigned "It
is too late for nie to do anything."
In that "university for middle aired
women," the women's clubs, however,
they are learninii more wisdom, and the
results of it are beginning to show. A case
to illustrate is that of a married pair who
found, after their little family was grow
ing up around them and the burden of
caring for them seemed to absorb every
faculty, that earh had put a valuable talent
aside to rust. The wife's lingers itched to
draw, her artist eyes saw designs in every
thing, while the hiisbnml had spoiled a
good doctor in a jioor salesman. And one
day the wife rose to the situation.
She left her two little ones with their
father and spent ix months in a lierman
city, studying niitht and day. On her re
turn, after a little effort and waiting, she
secured a place as designer in a print fac
tory, and then it was the husband's turn.
His place in the whit poods department
of a wholesalw house knew him no more,
but a class of jounj; medical students was
augmented by a man of forty, whose energy
and devotion to the science brought him
All this was fire years ago. Today the
wife is still busy designing, and the hus
band is established in a growing practice,
each happy in having found her and his
life work. 11 er Point of View in New York
The Danger of Surf Tiathinf;.
Perhaps the most ordinary dancer of the
seashore if danger can be called ordinary
is what are known as the three waves.
The breakers as a rule come in a series of
three. Sometimes the three are small and
sometimes are very heavy, but as a rule
the sequences run about the same size.
Imagine a bather inside the surf line with
the surf breaking over a bar about fifty or
a hundred feet from shore. Those biggreen
waves that rise higher and higher as they
come toward him do not seem very for
midable. The first one rears its head be
fore it reaches him with an angry swish,
a curl of f (Kim like a feather edge crops
out along the top and (ills the air with
spray. Then the wave tal.es a more de
cided shoreward curl, the line of foam be
comes deeper, there is a crash as it drops
to a level, and the bather finds himself
thrown down iu acaldrou of seething surf.
Say he is in three feet of water on the
level. After the wave has passed he strug
gles to his feet choking, gasping and half
blind with the salt water, lie doesn't
really know what has happened, but he
has a dim idea that something has hit him.
Before he has time to collect his senses the
second of the series is upon him and he
goes down again. He is dazed and con
fused, and he flounders around hopelessly.
The third wave is always the finishing
stroke, and gives the life saver, if there is
one, a chance to do some work. Guided
by an outstretched arm thrust above the
water involuntarily, or by a bobbing head
with which the surf is playing football, he
drags the unsophisticated one out on the
sand. That is the most common danger of
the surf. Harper's Weekly.
The Wisconsin Legislature.
Madibon, Wis., Oct. 26. After a week
spent by the joint apportionment commit
tee in studying out a legislative redistrict
ing bill the Democratic majority brought
in a bill against the protest of the Repub
lican minority and submitted it to the leg
islature. The Republicans say it is another
rtonerx rrranz; tne well Known composer,
is dead. He. died, at .Berlin. His age was 77.
The claim of the Republicans as to
their strength in Illinois is a wild one as
shown when investigated in detail. For
instance as a part of their claim of IS, 000
majority in the state they claim a ma'
jority in Morgan county and claim that
Macoupin county will be very close, in
1888 Macoupin went Democratic by 633
and Morgan by 217. These two counties
compose the Thirty-eighth senatorial
district and that the Republican mana
gers do not believe in their own claim is
proved by the fact that they have only
nominated one candidate for the house
of representatives in this district. Did
they regard the district as close they
would cirtainly try to elect two mem
bers. In Morgan county, which at the
state headquarters is called safe, the Re
publicans have been scarcely able to
find men who would accept places on
the county ticket. Several were nomin
ated for each place before any were
found to accept and some of the places
are still vacant. The fact is the Demo
crats will carry Morgan and Macoupin
counties by 1,500 or more, which is about
the size of the Republican error in the
count in one district. The same error
in calculation would show their claim in
the stato to I alxvit 80,000.
net; rradache and relieve all the troubles 2Kf
riont to a bilious atate of the system, suoh aj
IhszlneES, Kausea, Drowsiness. Distress after
rating. Vain in the Side, Ao. While their iocs
xcmvkaMa success has been shown la cuxiDg
Eeaaflcbe. yet Carter's Littlo XJver Pills are
cqnal ly valuable in Constipation, curing and pre
venting thisarjnoyii2j?coEipiaint.whilo they also
liver and regulate the bo weis. Kvenif the; only
Buferfrora thUrh.-tmsiu; complaint; butfortu
Batftly thcirpnoduees dooe DO-teii J h Toud thoss
TTho once try ifceni will find those little pillaval:v
bleinsoiJaav wavs that they wi!l not be wll
Jingtodo --nthbuttb-r.nl. But after sii sick bcM
ES B toi BSS
flsthe bare of bo raanr lives that here 1 TrlKra
woinae our great boeat. Our pills cure it while
others do not.
tju-ter'3 Little liver FIH3 era very sraal! and
crry easy to take. One or ttro pills am k a dose.
They are strictly vtet-v'jlo and do no-. C-P" t
j-ur-rc, but by lut-ir pontle aetioi pluase ail who
crathem. InviilsatSJcents: uvef-r$l. tiold
by druggists -gverywhsre, or tent by L -ul.
CARTER KrO?C:NE CO.. Nw York.
Hundreds are going to see him
DR. D. 0. FRUTH,
Late Surgeon In the Prov;dc:it Medical Dippen-
arjr of Hew York.
Who has created tuch a sensation In and around
hicago by curir e inrasea that almost baffled the
mediuul fraternity of the coun'ry.
l)r Frub ii Hrept-leiit of the Froth TeWical
Co., and member of the luternat'onal Association
of 1 pert r-periiiMs's . He will visit
UUt H. IMLAKo:
siasdav ami ,11 on d at. Orf 1 an1 17
lirtmrn ing every month to remain two dayi during
Dr. Fr-utli has been conne ted with the lare--t
hot-pita in the country, and hss no superior in
diagnoine and treating diseases and d. fortuities,
lie will -;ive 50 tor any case that hp can not
tell the isea-e and where located in five min
ntfs. lie will return to Hock Islani every month
thl year to remain two days.
7 real all urable Medical and Svrgieal dlteaeet,
aeute and chronic catarrh, duect mf the Eye, JCar.
None, 'Jhroat and Lunijt. Jytpeptta, JtrigU'l
JHeeaee. Dia'etee, Kidney: Liver, h ladder.
Chronic Female and Sexual Liteaeet.
Kpilepfy or Fit cured. A positive guarantee.
YOUNG AND MIDDLK-AGKD MEN
Snfferinu from spermatorrhea and iropotertoy as
the result of self-abuse in youth or rxces in ma
ture ears and other cases, producing some of the
following; ef fee's aa emit-ion. blotches, debility,
nervou ness. dirlneso, omfuslon of id-as, aver
sion to tociety, defective memory, and sexual ex
haustion, which unit the vicloms for buslt-ess or
marriage, are permanently cured by remidies not
BLOOD AND SKIM DISEASES.
Syphilis and rompl ctions.aa roar throat falling
of toe hair, pain in the bones, cruprions etc , are
are perfectly eradicated w th ont uaine mercury or
or other injurious drags Oouvrrhoca. gleet,
strio'ure and al' urinary and kidDey iroub.es are
speedily cured by treatment that has never failed.
He undertakes no incurable rases, but cures
thousaaaa given up to die. Remember the date
and come early, as bis ro-.ms are always crowded
wherever be stops CONSULTATION FKEK.
t3fC'ae8 and rorrenpomlence confident , and
treatment sent by express with full dir. ct ns for
use, but personal consultation preferred
lK. I. O. FHCTH
HSS Uk Aie.l hicag.
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It's Just as dood rhe Grocer said,
Proffering orStber brand. "SANTA CUIUS SOAP
is Vbat we want, hove iiouami now on band r
We'll certainly hake noolbcr, we use. none bok Ibe best,
And afl shrewd ckakrskpiL,are you behind the rest?'
Patronize Home Industry and Protect the Labor of America'
- MERRICK'S SPOOL COTTON. -
It la Six.Oord Soft Fislso. Full Treasure, and Is equally well adapted for Band and Machine
Sewing. For sale bv
and Dry Goods Bones generally.
MERRICK THREAD 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 you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH PLAN. 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.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fatj. and Winteb Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Femejmber we are ehcwiDg the largest and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Impobtbd goods in the three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure $5 to $12.
s now located at his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
ISfLight Shoes a specialty.
Opposite the Old ptam!
' TV . ' 1
In Mtklti villi rlp
ten (snrsstre to cure all ncrvou 1J anon, such as W-nk M.ti. r?
JiOMut Hruin riw;r. Ilfailactiu. Witkef ulni'un. lost Manhond, Nivlitlv Kn.i
sions. NorvourneM. laMlud. all drain and loan cif power of the lirni'rain
Orirans in either sex cansK't broviriiprLiiin. vmntiini a.w. .iti
i une ji uioanro, opium or piiniumiiid wincn soon lead to Inflrniltr 0'ii"'"r
IYgJf '- tion and Insanity. Put up convenient t. carry In vent pocket. I i''r )
anroits m arm uswo. rejund the money. Circular free. Address Kcrvt tlZia TcoChlcao"!"
Por sale in Rock inland by Hartz & Bahnsen. 8d Ave and 20th street.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Skop Corner BeYenteeata Bt. . . t i t i J
and BeTenth Arenue, i ' K.OCK lSlanO.
saw-All kinds of carpenter work a .specialty. Plana and estimate for aU kinds of building
furnished on application.
avenport Business College,
. COMPLETE IN AT.T. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Proprietor.