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Tuesday. August 23. 1892.
Democratic Congressional Convention
The democrats voters in the seTcral counties
comprising the Eleventh Congressional District
are reqaes-ed to send delegates to a eongres
aional convention to be held at Monmouth, 111.,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 1892,
at 10:30 o'c'ock, a. m., for the parpose of nomin
ating a candidate for congress, a member of the
board of equalization, and to transact such other
bnttnes as may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention. The several counties in
the concessional district will be ent tied to a re
presentation on the basis of one delegate for every
JS0O votes, and one for a fraction of loo votes or
over CRM for Edward S. Wileon for state treas
nrcr in WO, aa follow :
Counties. Votes 18W0 No. Del .
Rock Island 4 8-1 21
Mercer .,2.(J 10
Warren 2.W 11
Hancock - - a.mrt )
McDoiioiikd a.-258 ltt
Schuyler ...l.4 10
By order democratic congressional committee
of the Eleventh conerosional district of Illinois.
J. W. I'OTTKK, Ch.irman.
H. C. COOK, Secretary.
MosMOi'Ta, 111., July 9, 189&
Pursuant to a call of the cousty central commit
tee, the democratic voters of the city of Kock Isl
and are requested to meet in the different wards
of the city at 8 p. m.. Monday Aug. 24. to select
delegates to attend the county convention to be
held at the court house on the 84th met. Each
want is entitled to representees as follows:
First ward 4 licit-gates.
Second ward 5
Fourth wtrd 8
Fifth ward 6
Sixth ward 4
Seventh ward 3
The voters assembled at each caucus are also
requested to orgaoix- a cemocratic ward club,
wbose membership should include every demo
crat in tne ward.
HENRY L. WHEKLAX.
Chairman City-Township Committee.
Democratic Senatorial Convention:
The counties of Rock Island and Henry, com
prising the Twenty-first senatorial district are,
reqntsted to send delegates to a convention to be
Held at the court houe in the city of Bock Isl
ON TUESDAY. SEPT. A 1H91L
at 2:80 p. m., for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and transacts g such other busi
ness as may properly come before the convention.
The baois of representative will be one dele
gate for every 200 votes or fraction thereof of 100
or over of votes cast for democratic presidential
electors in lb, as follows :
Kock Island cotnty 3.644 votes IS delegates.
Henry county 8.13 " 13
L. C Blsdini,
M . J.McKxiky,
L. F. DixMicK
Rock Island, Iim., Aug. 19, lWi
In view of Congressmtn Cable's abso
lute refusal to become a candidate for
renomination, lion. E. W. Hurst has
been urged to become a candidate, but
business affairs requiring bis constant
attention will not permit of bis entering
the fie'd this year, and be positively de--Biea
to I be considered as a candidate for
Senator Palmer informed a Quincy
Herald representative who called on him
at Sprirjfcfield Thursday that he had just
written to Senator Hill appealing him to
come to Illinois and make a speech or
two. Senator Talmer is thoroughly a.ive
to the fact that Illinois and Wisconsin
are good fighting ground for the democ
racy and will leave no stone unturned to
aecure the 36 electoral votes for Cleve
land that the states named divide be
DcRixa the past 30 years the elector
al vote of the state of New York has
been cast alternately for the cand .dates
of the two great parties, and never twice
in succession for the candidate of one
party. It went in
1892, is the democratic year.
Among the shorter articles to be pub
lisbed in the September numoer of Tae
North American Review are some practi
cal suggestisos as to cholera, by Dr. Cy
rus Edson; a southerner's view of lynch
law in the south, by W, Cabell Bruce;
and some account of women in the field
of art work, by Mrs. Susan N. Carter.
The Illuminating Power of Anecdote,"
by 8. Arthur Bent, filled with many curi
ous and entertaining citations, is one of
the papers to be published in the Sept
ember number of the same North Amer
general, has resigned to take the presi
dency of a company that is manufactur
ing and eelhoi? a slot machine, wherein a
nickel produces two postage stamps and
a certificate of the value of one cent.
Harbercom. fifth auditor of the treas
ury, has forseen tne approaching storm
and thrown up bis position.
Hepburn, the solicitor of the treasury,
resigns that $4,500 position to accept the
nomination for congress in a doubtful
It is needless to say that office holders
have a keen scent and never cling to the j
ship that is going down. Everything
looks black for the Pinkerton party .
TAX ON THE CONSUMER.
FIGURES WHICH SHOULD OPEN THE
EYES OF PROTECTIONISTS.
Mr. Cable's Advancement.
The rise of Congressman Ben. T.
Cable in the political world is ono of tfce
most rapid and notable in the history of
American politics. It was in' 1884 that
Mr. Cable first became prominent in poll,
tics, though always an active and en
thusiastic member of the democratic
party. In the year stated he was elected
to the national democratic convention at
Chicago that nominated Grover Cleve
land the first time. In 1890, against his
will, his name was presented to
the democratic congressional con
vention of the Eleventh district
and during his absence he was nominated
by an exceedingly complimentary majori
ty over other candidates before the con
vention. His election was a signal tri
umph, his opponent who had already
served two years in congre.-8 being over
Since entering public life he has more
than fulfilled the anticipation of his friends
who, always realizing his worth, force
and ability knew that a bright career
awaited him in American politics if be
could be persuaded to become a candi
date for political honors. Ilia record as
a congressman is a proud one. Qe has
proven himself a man of great ability and
exceptional industry, and has been spoken
of as the most popular man in the house.
His elevation to membership of the dem
ocratic national committee is an
honor well befitting the
man. The added honors thus be
stowed upon him are a source of much
delight and pleasure to Mr. Cable's many
admiring friends as is the mark of the
confidence also reposed in him by the na
tional democracy in his assignment to the
practical charge of the western headquar
ters at Chicago.
It is a matter of great regret that Mr.
Cable has positively declined to be a can
didate for re-election to congress, as ev
ery county in the district was unanimous
for his re-nomination which would have
come to him by unanimous consent had
he yielded to the popular desire to be
come a candidate, and his e'.ection would
have been as certain as his re- nomination.
His friends, however, will hope that at
some future time be my be induced to
again become a candidate for congress.
The withdrawal of Mr. Cable from the
field of candidates leaves Rock Island
county without a candidate before the
Ars All Oeserilac
The heads and 6ub-heads of depart
mentsin Washington, forseeing defeat
lor the republican candidates, are desert
ing the administration and taking the
precaution not to be in the way when the
1 f.,11 nn it like a house. Mr-
Crounse, the assistant secretary of the
treasury, has the excuse for his resigna
tion of having been rominated by the re
publicans for governor of Nebraska.
First Assistant Secretary of State Mr.
Wharton, who has been in the departs
ment for mny years, and who is one of
the most competent of the attaches of
the state department, has resigned.
Carter had notified the president of his
intention to resign the commissioner of
the general land office before he was
made chairman of the national republi
SV can executive committee.
'-. Whitfield, the first assistant postmaster
The Growth of the I inUrell.
For years umbrellas were made of only
such materials as existed, and couseqiiei;t'v
most unsuitable substances. Its cov-ir
soaked up moisture, and in drying cracc-l
or rotted, its whalebone ribs ln-cumo Lr it
tie, and its stick was a ponderous cluli.
tiring to band and arm.
The greatest modern improvemttnt vrua
the invention of the steel frame, whlc-h
took the place of whalelwrm, about forty
years ago, up to which period unil.ruU-
Vrero yet so expensive tuat xuc iii."-s.s
not possess them. The tips urfuj U i-o
made of bone or japuned metal and fast
ened on, and the runners w-ere fully fcix
Inches long. The ferrules were also much
larger than now. The umbrella was kept
closed by a metal ring fastened to it by a
Any one, by comparing them: figures with
his own trim umbrella, will note tho won
derful strides which have since been made.
One will hardly credit the fact that tLe
perfected umbrella of today represent up
ward of 400 iwvtents for parts, alterations
and Improvements in manufacturing proc
esses. Clothier and Furnisher.
What Foorault I)lt for Scleno.
There was one discoverer whose name, I
think, was Foucault, who added to scien
tific discoveries many new and useful in
ventions. Foucanlt discovered the inven
tion of a lamp to aid in scion tific discovery,
lie invented a mysteriously constructed
lamp which would feed the carbons in
electric butteries by clockwork. The
works of the clock were kept in motion by
electricity. New York Telegram.
A Wonderful Machine;
There is no doubt that man is a fine
t like everv other ma
chine be wears out by friction. It is
said that he U born again every two or
three years. His body is virtually re
made from food. To retard this making
over is radically wrong, as a man loses
so much vitality in the delayed process
that it takes a long time to recuperate.
The process of making anew is so accele
rated by purging with Brandreth's Pill,
that a new man, as it were, may be made
in two or three months, and the change
in the mechanism is such that the worn
out part is replaced by the new without
the usual running down of the entire
machine. You don't have to stop for
repairs. Purge away with Brandreth's
Pills the old, diseased, worn-out body.
They are puraly vegetable, absolutely
harmless, and safe to take at any time.
How I Felt.
Why, two years ago I was just about
crazy, aid no wonder that my wife and
children were afraid of me. You just
want to suffer with neuralgia with no re
lief as I did until I used Sulphur Bitters.
They cured me. and now my wife says I
am as meek as a lamb. Robert Davis.
American House, Boston.
Children Cry for
T( Hollars and Twenty-eight Centa Paid
for a Dollar's Worth of Imported Cot
ton Goods What a Tariff Tax Signifies
to the Consumer of Cottons and Woolen
Some people paid a very large amount
of money to the government in 1891 in
tariff taxes. The money was paid here
by the importers and was added to tho
price of the articles.
A great many cotton goods were im
ported. Their value was 20,142,000.
The tax on them was $ 14,852,CU6. In
other words, for a dollars worth of cot
ton goods the importer paid about 1.50.
If he made an average profit of 10 per
cent, on his outlay the jobber paid at
least $1.65. If the jobber made 15 per
cent, the retailer paid about 1.90, and
if he in his turn made 20 per cent., the
man or woman who lKught the goods
for wearing apparel paid if 2.2S for a dol
lar's worth of cotton goods.
Of woolen goods $43,000,000 worth
were imported, and on them the govern
ment collected a tax of $3.,000,000, or
about 80 per cent. Therefore the im
porter paid $1.80 for every dollar's worth
of woolens, and if the various dealers
made the average profits assumed above,
the consumer paid for his dollar's worth
of woolens $2.70.
Tariff taxes grow until the consumer
finally pays tnem. The cousumer's tax
on cottons in the case supposed would
be 128 per cent., 78 more than than the
importer's; his tax on woolens would be
170 per cent., or 90 more than the im
porter's. This is what a tariff tax signifies to
the consumer of cottons and woolen
goods. New York World.
What the Tariff Monologue Telia.
The tariff in its monologue, which is
apparently agreeable to tho ears of
Major MeKinley, if to no one el.se, tells
us by object lesson that the trust is its
peculiar and inevitable product. No one
needs to le informed that a trust means
limitation of production, and that lim
ited production means increase in tho
cost of the things prxluoed: that re
striction of production means fewer op
portunities for employment, and conse
quently greater competition among
workmen for the places offering, which
competition in turn presses down wages.
San Francisco Examiner.
I.t Protection .Journals Kxplaln.
The average prices of wool in the
United States have always Ixmmi higher
when tariff duties were low than when
tariff duties were high, says tho Phila
delphia Record. This is a fact which
protectionist journals cannot explain
satisfactorily, and they therefore gener
ally avoid mentioning it. But they do
not intermit their efforts to make the
wool growers believe that, howev r it
may have leen in the past, for the fu
ture nothing will prevent the ruin of
the domestic wool industry but persist
ent high duties on imported wools.
Scranton (Pa.) Times.
An Ardent Hnmhng.
To say that in protecting Carnegie tho
country is protecting labor is a humbug.
Every ship coming to America lands
workingmen who take tho place of
American lalorers. We have no ob
jection to proper immigration, but while
lalior comes in free of tax, there is no
reason why articles of common neces
sity should not como in the same way.
If tho laiorers of this country are not
entitled to protection against foreign
cheap lalxr, then Carnegie is not en
titled to protection against foreign cheap
goods. L)es Moines Leader.
Echo Answers, "Why?"
Why should nineteen-twentieths of
the-wage earners of the United States
by which term we include all who draw
an income, whether from bu-iness, the
professions or manual labor le taxed
on the pretex of giving the other twen
tieth higher wages when they them
selves must rely wholly on their own ex
ertions and dispense with government
favors!' Rochester Herald.
Western States to Ite Contested.
This year the aroused Democracy will
contest every western state in tho cause
of right and justice. The days of Iowa's
80,000 and Kansas' 75,000 Republican
majority have gone and with it the ar
rogant boasts of the overfed Republic
ans. Western people are understanding
that the protected manufacturers of the
country with their millions and mil
lions of protected industries that enable
them to rob the consumers and secure
millions every year over legitimate pro
fit are not esiecially profitable to them.
Burlington (la.) Gazette.
Education versna Mystification.
It is evident now that the editorial and
oratorical end of the campaign is to be
embraced in a compreliensive effort to
ward education by the Democrats and
toward mystification on the part of the
Republicans. The enemy already Bhowa
a disjiosition to seek to befog the issueB
upon which the parties stand and blind
the public to the true conditions as they
exist. Biagbamton (N.Y.) Leader.
No Olijeetlons at All.
The claim that Mr. Shiras has not al
ways voted the straight Republican
ticket is no objection to him. It ought
not to be an objection in the eyes of the
most hardened Republican in the world.
The man who could vote the Republican
ticket in Pennysvania straight on every
occasion would be too much of a par
tisan to be a safe judge. Buffalo En
Some Striking Troths.
No soldiers ever gained the victory by
deserting to the enemy. No soldiers
were ever triumphant who left the regu
lar ranks and went oil into the woods
bushwhacking. The regulars always
win the victories. The organized al
ways rejoice in triumph, not the unor
ganized. Independence (Mo.) Sentinel.
A FOOLISH ARGUMENT.
The Awertlon that Protection Increases
Wngea and Not Cost 'of Production.
The most absurd proposition ever ad
vanced by men who claim to have sense
is that protection increases the wages of
workmen without increasing the cost of
the articles produced by these workmen.
It is so simple a proposition that it ia
hardly worth arguing. Take a sample
case: A workman turns out ten pairs of
pants in a day. His wages are increased
f 1 per day. The employer has 100 men
who are increased in wages on an aver
age $1 per day. That is $31,200 a year.
Is the employer going to lose that amount
and still sell his pants at the old price?
Nobody believes such a ridiculous thing.
The manufacturer is compelled to put
$31,200 more capital into his business
every year, and he figures that he must
not only get that back, but interest on
the increased investment. So he in
creases the price of his pants enough to
make up the $31,200, and from 10 to 25
per cent, profit on that amount, making
the increase to the purcliaser not less
than $34,420. This increase follows
these pants with added ifits through
the hands of several middlemen, and
every time the profit is compounded.
The manufacturer may take it out of the
quality of the goods and keep the price
the same, but in some way or another
the increase sticks to those pants closer
than a darkey to a circus ticket. Cen
Tyrannical Coal Company.
The Star Coal company now require
its men who laltor in the mines at Car
bon Hill to live at Carbon Hill. They
must buy a lot, build a house and In
come residents if they want to secure
work from them. Only a short time
ago several men from Braceville and
other surrounding places were discharged
for being non-residents. We are informed
only a few days ago that it would not be
long until Coal City men would have to
move there or give up their jobs. This
is not justice to the lalioring men. Some
have money and can build while the
majority have not and no boarding
houses to rent; so there is nothing left
but to buy a lot and build and if you
don't walk the chalk line after you have
taken up residence you can look out for
another job and give your property
away. Is this doing justice to the joor
laboring man? No ! Coal City Miner.
Curnegiu Is Cir-ny-gee.
It is not creditable to the American
people that a man should ln-come a
millionaire in their midst from so hum
ble a beginning as telegraph boy, aston
ish the old world by the magnificence of
his tally-ho coaches and castles, and still
lie unable to make his name sound eu
phonious to the ears of the elegant, to
whom sweet names have a charm. The
Joliet Republican, however, has come to
the rescue, and informs its readers that
the name Carnegie should be pronounc
ed Car-nay-gee, the second syllable lie
ing pronounced hard. Thousands of his
working men and their families are pro
nouncing the full name hard, and it
would lie more satisfactory for them to
learn how and why it should tie pro
nounced soft and sweet. Joliet Courier.
S"THE OLD RELIABLE."
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RAPID TRANSIT TO AND FROM GROUNDS.
Hailroail and Electric Cars Kvery Few Minutes.
See local ;iners for railroad notices,
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J. B. ZIMMER,
IIs j -.st received a large invoice cf the Utet Imported and Domcttie Spring m l Sumtrcr
SuitiQ.'c, uhich be is selling at 1 33,00 and n?. His line of overcoating cannot be txcel'.ed
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, notch he is selling at $6.00 and up. tall esr'.y
and make your selection while the Mock is cox riot o.
star Block Opposite Harper House.
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ail k. ndg of Cut Flowera constantly on hand.
Qreea Honaes Flowar Store-
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6. F. DeGEAK,
Contractor etnd Builder,
Office a.nd Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Beventh Avenue,
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furnished on application
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