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in Rock irland county .
Tuesday. Peptrmber 13 1893.
AN ABSURD POSITION.
THE HIGH. TARIFF STAND UNTENA
BLE IN ANY CASE.
OEBOlRATIC XATIOSA L TlfKET.
Pot Tresldent GKOVER ClgVELAND
For Vice Presidents AD1-AI E. SrtVtNsJJi
ForGovrnor JO" P0 A.LI?f hB
For Consriessman at lare JOHN BLAlh,
For Cong rv t-Mnan at lnre . A N DKK W J .lllT E K
For Lit uienant Governor JOKPH BG1LL
For Secretary of State.. ..WM H H1NKKHHSEN
For Treasurer RUFUS .N. RAMSEY
ForAttorney General M. T. MAL.ONk
L'Wmr IlihlVat J HHAMfc.1
Fort'on ess, 11th List TRUMAN FL.ANTZ
For Member uoaru o. AKXLKSOK
I. ..nr. .nrr-ittva Tn-pntv.fiM)t Dlti.
JOS&PI1 U. MUIJ.IGAN
For State's Attorney.
For Circnit Clerk...
Quinct Herald: 'The resignation of
Albeit 6. Porter minister to Italy, is an
nounced. .Mr. Porter when in Home
probably found it 'mpossible to do as the
Romans do. or else he resigns so that his
excellency can have a few months in
which to placate another Iadian man
with an appointment."
The Union holds that its reporter did
not hear Mr. Pleasants' utterances con
cerning democrats blushing at the stars
and stripes at the Sixth ward meeting,
but finally confesses, nevertheless, that he
did make them. This is of course an ad
mission on the part of a wideawake news
paper, but it was unavoidable, in view of
the fact that some several dczen people
did hear the remark as it was made.
2ow that the excitement of the Cor-bett-Sullivan
slugging encounter has died
away the awful punster has taken time
to exercise his wits. II ere be comes as
unblushingly as Adair Pleasants views
the stars and stripes, from the Keokuk
Constitution-Democrat: "Because Sul
livan got too many punches in the
stomach, it must cot be concluded that
drinkiDg was the cause of his losing the
championship Wednesday niyht."
Congressman Spring ar is completely
restored to health and is making speeches
in this state that are masterpieces of tar
iff reform argument. "One thing is
gratifying," Eaid Mr. Springer in con
cluding his address at Joliet, "in refer
ence to the three Important documents
recently made public, namely: Harri
son's letter of acceptance, Blaine's letter
on the tariff and Senator Cullom's open
ing speech of the campaign. None of
these high authorities of the republican
party, notwithstanding the voluminous
character of their products. has
statei the foreigner pys tixt tar
iff. From this we may infer thai
the pretension has been kicked to
death by the irrefutable logic of fcts "
It is a c'dmmehlaf? ihJeiil hen the re
publicans hate been driyen from one
Stronghold to another in their defense of
the protective theory. In the first cams
paign m which the tariff question was a
prominent factor, tht ir every argument
sought :o estab'.i.-h the conclusion that,
admitting the tariff was a tax, it was
paid by the foreigner The partisan
who would make this claim which won
one battle would now be laughed down
in a fchool for the education of the
feeble minded. Thus far has tariff edu
The Republican papers have of late
been making the assertion that if it were
not for the protective tariff system there
would be no such towns as Homestead.
This is an pmntv expression which can
only be met by a flat denial and a state- j
meni oi me History oi me wwncu uiiiia.
During the low tariff on wool there were
more woolen mills in the United States
than to-day. At that time the mills
were not bunched in the east, but were
scattered all over the country, but by a
protective system, trusts have sprung
up and choked the lesser concerns,
whereas before, sharp competition with
a foreign country prevented a trust, and
was the result of cheaper goods, and also
more mills. Greenville Sun.
Not In It.
John R. Tanner has declined to act as
a member of the national executive com
mittee of the Republican party. The
reason given is tliat he regards it as con
trary to the spirit of the civil-service
laws for the sub-treasurer at Chicago to
act on the national executive committee.
The real reason for his refusal to act
on the committee is easily traced to bis
rapture with Governor Fifer nearly a
year ago. Tanner will not accept a
position where he will be compelled to
help Fifer. He is after his scalp. The
big politicians of Illinois like Campbell
and Tanner don't care to be identified
with Fifer's losing cause.
Washington. D. C-. and. Return.
For the Q. A. R. national encampment
the C . R. I. & P- will Bell tickets Sept.
18th to 20th inclusive, good to return up
to Oct. 10th for less than one tare for
round trip. F. H. Plummkb Agt.
The Protection Orator Assert Facta
Which Are Exactly the Reverse of
What the McKinler Bill la Alleged to
Accomplish Between Two Fires-
The speech of Senator Aldrich, "The
Tariff Act of 1890 Defended," merits the
comment conveyed by the saying of
fchakespeare, "The lady doth protest too
much. Senator Aldrich endeavored in
it to show that the tariff act of 1S90 was
not only a successful embodiment of
Republican principles, but also a won
derful illustration of practical states
manship. As he said in his speech, its
purpose was "to provide for the better
security and the greater development of
American industries, and he insisted
that it had "quickened the pulsation of
trade, given a new impetus to agricul
ture as well as to manufacture and com
merce." A part of his address was taken up by
an effort to demonstrate that the prices
of commodities are lower in this year,
1802. than thev were in 189 or 1890; and
to furthermore show that the popular
opinion concerning the formation of
combines and trusts was delusive, and
that the manufacturers themselves were
believers in low prices, he had sent a
large nunibt-r of letters to the represen
tatives of different classes of industry,
asking whether the business in question
was controlled by a trust, and what the
effect of such a combination had upon
competition and the prices of produce.
Now it seems to be sufficiently evident
that if the effect of the McKinley law
has been to reduce the prices of com
modities to the American consumers, it
has failed of the project that its pro
To give a few illustrations: Of castor
oil it is said, "The margins of profit in
the manufacture of the article are at
present not only about nil, but in many
cases the article is sold at an absolute
loss." "Buttons," one of the manufac
turers does not hesitate to say, "were
never lower in our market than at the
Of edge tcols it is said "they are lower
than ever in price." The manufacturers
of glass admit that they have combined,
but this action was forced upon them to
save themselves from bankruptcy. The
manufacturers of galvanized iron assert
"We are worse off now under the Mc
Kinley bill than before its passage." The
representative of the Strap and Hinge
association asserts that they "are selling
goods at the cost of manufacture."
Lime, we are told by a representative
of the Rockland makers, "has sold 10
per ceut. lower ever since the duty was
increased." Of linseed oil the statement
is made that "the prices are so low that
for some years past little if any money
has been made bv its manufacturers."
Of locomotive ties, another of Senator
Ahlrich's correspondents asserts, "Prices
have been ruinous for a good many
months." Sanitary pottery ware "is
lower than it was in 1891." Of starch
we are told "the present prices are too
low to afford any profit to the manufac
turer." The prices of steel and iron
tulxs are "lower to-day than ever before
in the history of our country," while
window glass "has been sold at less
prict s than before the McKinley bill was
If this is the way the pulsations of
trade are to le quickened, a new impe
tus given to manufacture and commerce
and the claims and expectations of the
framers of the measure are more than
realized, it might well le asked what
different results would a protectionist
expect to ensue from the adoption of a
syttetn of free trade? These various
greftt and prominent industries are hav.
insr under the McKinley regime, we are
officially informed, a struggling and on
the whole disastrous experience.
The conclusion is forced that either
the McKinley law has proved, in the
case of a large number of domestic in
dustries, a highly objectionable measure
or that the statements made by these
various manufacturers and printed as a
part of Senator Aid rich's speech, are
well misleading. One's confidence in
the ingeniousness of these gentlemen is
a little shaken by the statements made
by a numlKT of them concerning their
participation in trusts or combinations.
The representatives of nearly a hundred
alleged trusts were written to. There
were some omissions such, for exam
ple, as sugar but only one of the repli
crs had the frankness to state that a
combination had been formed by his
trade for the purpose of putting up
prices and making money.
W.th the others there was either a de
nial of any combination whatsoever or
it was said that theirs was an association
formed for the purpose of obtaining sta
tistics, acquiring information, regulating
the standard of goods, discharging
superfluous agents and clerks, and all
this with the main object of lowering
prices. In fact, the lowering of prices
seems to have been the chief object of
solicitude on the part of Senator Aid
rich's correspondents. This is so com
pletely in accord with the dictates of
human nature and the experiences that
one has in everyday business life that
we congratulate the senator from Rhode
Island on tae highly satisfactory and
representative character of the gentle
men from whom he has obtained such
valuable information. Boston Herald.
The Kffect or Ilarriaon'a Speeches.
The situation in Indiana is very un
satisfactory to the Republicans this year,
and they will make extraordinary efforts
to carry the state. Harrison's plurality
in 1888 was only 2,3-18. A change of
1,200 votes would have given its elec
toral vote to Cleveland. Two years later
the Democratic candidate for secretary
of state beat his Republican opionent by
19,579. That was in the "tidal wave"
following the passage of the McKinley
bill and President Harrison's force bill
scheme and his speechifying tour
thrfrngit the middle and western states.
Giiaxbe&'Hx vci and Courier.
CAM PAIGN FU N DS.
Iv.w Ther Are Raiaed Democratic
jbewspapera Aiding; in the Work.
Elections cost money.
There are certain legitimate expenses
which are unavoidable and must bo
met. One of the greatest items of cam
Daiero expense is literature. Tons of
speeches and articles on political sub
iects are sent out by the committees of
the different parties, the postage on
which alone amounts to an immense
6tim. Club uniforms, brass bands,
speakers, agitators, organizers all cost
money, while the salaries of secretaries,
clerks, etc.. run up into enormous sums
in the aggregate.
"Where does the money come from?
The Republicans assess the federal office
holders, either directly or indirectly;
they fry the fat out of the protected
manufacturers and the amount thus
secured added to the assessments of the
candidates and the contributions of
wealthy members of the party usually
makes them very easy in money mat
The Democrats have no federal offi
cials to assess, they cannot fry fat out of
anyone and they must depend almost
entirely on the voluntary contributions
of members of the party. The Demo
cratic party includes the bulk of the
great middle class, the people of small
means who work for wages, and while
this class is a liberal one in such matters
it cannot hope to compete in giving
with the millionaire leneficiaries of
class legislation. One difficulty experi
enced by Democratic campaign com
mittees in the past was in reaching the
men of the party who were willing to
give. That is, there seerued to be no
method of combining in a lump for
effective work the small sums which
the people as individuals were willing
to contribute and which would amount
in the aggregate to a large total.
The newspapers have come to the res
cue bv opening books tor campaitrn
subscriptions. The New York World
started the movement for a fund called
the western Democratic campaign fund,
and the other large Democratic papers
of the country have joined it and it
promises to be a success. The plan is
simple. Whatever sum you feel like
giving, from 10 cents up, is sent to the
newspaper, which acknowledges re
ceipt through its columns, and turns
over the money to the proper commit
tee. The State Register of Springfield
is the first paper in this state to join in
the plan. Others will no doubt follow immediately.
As indicated by its name this fund is
to be used in the west. That is it will
le applied to party needs in Illinois,
Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. The
national committee " has established
branch headquarters in Chicago with
Hen R. Cable, the national committee
man from this 6tafe in charge and it is
probable that the money will be sent to
him for use in the states named. While
this fund was started in the east and
thousands of dollars are leing contribu
ted bv eastern Democrats for our use
we ought not allow them to do it all.
We should help ourselves as well. Al
most anyone is able to contribute some
thing and every Democrat in Illinois
should send in his mite. Whether it be
10 cents or $1,000 it will add just that
much to a sum necessary to make our
state Democratic. If we are defeated
in Illinois this year it will be through
our inability to meet the necessary cx
lenses for speakers, documents, etc.,
and the result may depend ujon our
selves. A. dollar is not nuch to a man
of ordinary means and contributed to
this fund it gives him a share of
burden he should be proud to assume.
The unkindest tom that has been
done Harrison is the raking up of
speech he made in 1882, in which he de
clared that he was "an advocate of
civil-service reform," and added, "My
experience in Washington has led me to
utter the wisn with an emphasis 1 ao
not often use that I might forever be re
lieved of anv connection with the dis
tribution of public patronage." He is
likely to have his wish. Carroll Co.
A Poor Explanation.
The attempt to explain Gen. Kueff-
ner's declination to serve on the Repub
lican electoral ticket as made by the
party managers is laughable. They
print his letter of declination, but there
is not a word in it to offset his other let
ter in which he showed the impossibility
of Republican success.
The coal miners who have been in
Gen. Stevenson's employ for twenty
veal's have called on him in a bodv to
him express their good will and to assure
of their desire for his success. White
law Reid's employes on the other hand,
are considering whether or not the or
ganization to which they belong shall
boycott him as an enemy of labor.
Democrats nave tnrown aown tno
gauntlet to Republicans and Illinois is
now recognized as fighting ground by
the leaders of the latter party. They
have been slow to concede this, but their
ortrans are now loudly proclaiming the
fact. What a change has taken place in
this great commonwealth when a party
having a majority of 40,000 only a few
years since acknowledge that every inch
of ground is disputable.- Pinckneyville
The history of labor is crowded with
examples of innocent and defenceless
men and women shot to death by Pink-
erton men. Hut who can name a single
instance in which the murderers were
bro ght to justice? Only once have
these hired Hessians been resisted unto
death and now enraged monopoly de
mands the arrest and punishment of
those who dared resist its standing
armv. The Age of Labor.
Something ludicrous is always hap
pening in politics. The Prohibitionists
declare in their national convention
against the large ownership of lands and
then nominate lor president a man who
owns over 30,000 acres in one body.
- When your wife or
quired to pav l cent a
daughter is re
yard more for
calicos, or 20 cents more to the dollar,
than heretofore, she should not grumble,
because it is for the protection of Ameri
can labor, you know. Whitehall Reg
To every thotigliiftil iiia-1 the violence
attending Ihe strikes this year must be
ominnui Of . ture trouble of a very
fcvaVe character. Peaceable men do not
t-esort to violence except when goaded
beyond endurence. The nu n who work
for wages had been promised a share of
the profits resulting from the McKinley
law, instead of which they have found
their wages reduced, while the necessar
ies of life which they must buy are
higher under the workings of this very
law. They in of course le kept in
subjection for the time by the use of
the military, but not for always. The
time is coming when organized and un
organized lalor, rendered frantic by in
justice, will join in the destruction of
the protected industries and no military
force will le strong enough to stop
them. A remely other than force must
be applied. The unfair tariff laws must
be repelled before the people, stung to
madness by its action, wash it from the
statute books in blood.
He Got Even.
Sen.-itor George Bacon, a prominent
Republican of Edgar county, who
pounded Joe Cannon from the sptaker's
platform the other day, is one of the
three Republican senators who refused
to vote for Streeter for United States
senator in the famous contest which re
sulted in the election of General Pal
mer. The Republican bosses have had
it in for him since that time and Cannon
was particularly vigorous in pushing
the knife into him. Bacon simply im
proved an opportunity to even things
up a little.
Rufus N. Ramsay, the Democratic
candidate for state treasurer, while a
member of the legislature was one of
the strongest advocates of economy in
public expenditures. In the Thirty
sixth general assembly he was the Dem
ocratic leader in tiie committee on ap
propriations and it was mainly through
his determined efforts that the expendi
tures were kept to the figure they were,
A good business man, a clear thinker
and ready speaker, Mr. Ramsay has
proved iiimself a most valuable friend
to the taxpayers of Illinois.
David Gore, candidate for state audi
tor, is a farmer, but he is none the less a
good business man and the habits of
economy, industry and honesty, which
he learned on the farm, will be carried
with him into public office. Under hk
direction there will be no scandals con
nected with the auditor b office.
The Republican candidates assert that
Judge Altgeld is overdoing the hand
shaking business, which shows that they
feel that he is making gains through his
plan of campaign.
Catarrn Can't be Cared
with local applications as they cannot
reach tbe peat of the disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, and in
order to cure it you have to take internal
remedies. Hill's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directlv on lhe blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is no quack medicine. It was pre
scribed by one of tbe best phyMcians in
this country for years; and is a regular
prescription. It is comp?sed of tbe best
tonics known, combiccd with tbe beet
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
G.ucoui eurfaces. The perfect conbina-
catarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props., Toledo. O.
Sold by drucrgists price 75c.
A Mute Recovers Speech.
Alphonse Hernphling, of Summit town
ship. Butler Co., Penc, mai!e an Effidavit
that his 12-yearsold son. who had
had St. Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
his speech, w ,.s completely cured after
in ins three bottles of Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and and also recovered his
speecn. Thousands testify to wonderful
cures from using it for nervous diseases,
dyspepsia, nervous debility, dullness, con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
doses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E.
Burns, South Bend, Ind , who had been
suffering with cons'ant headache for
tbrec months. Trial bottle and elegant
'book free at Hartz & Bahnsen's.
o I tion of tbe two ingredients is whi
a ! ''uccs euca. wouderful results In
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castoria. .
SpiTTlE '' jy
Sck Headache end relieve all tho tronblea focE
dent to a bilious Btatoof the system, such aa
JDir.zinM, Kauscc, Drowsiness. Distrem after
oatiuc. Pain in the Bido, to. Whilo thoirmoai
temaxJwMo success baa boen shown In curing
Ueiflaeho. rot Carter's Uttlo Xivsr MM an
equally TamuiuiuwwwiHi.t4,vi.Mt, i -
venting tUisannoyiriKConrplaint.while they also
c-orrcc t all diBordorn o f t he a t omac h .BtitmiLOo tho
Jj.vcr and regv.Wtfi the bowels. Sven if they only
'Aerie they woiildbo almos tprioelcss to fhom wfta
aujer from thia djstreaain g complaint; bnt fortu
ltr.fly thnirpoodneasdoes noendh.'re,a:dtha
Ti-nacncetry teem will find tacso litUo pillsTaln
c.bielnoxiray waysiiat tioy will not be wll
linn to do witlioat Uuim. Eat after alisick bati
fie th Dane of so many Uvea that here fa wfcer
TTe mainour preatbouat. OurpiUscureitwhila
ethers do not.
Carter's Little UtbT Puis are vary email ana
cry easy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do no gripe or
purge, but by their eantle action please all who
use them. InTialsat25centa; flvef-rtl- Sola
jj dr assists ererjwhere, or asnt by XtMil.
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or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and secures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
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PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Ccme early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. Al. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
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-THE WELL K.VO N
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has rpciveS
his FALL SI OCK of Suitings and Overcoatings.
JSIT-Call and leave your order.
Stau Block Opposite Harper ITouse.
J. T. DI.XONr,
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
US O SB 13
Ail k:nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses- Flower Store
Oue block north of Central Pars, rhe largeft I- Is. SQ4 Brady Street. Davenport. Io.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Comer 8eerit-mt-. B
and Seventh Avenae,
'All kinds of carpenter work a spoclaltT PIot and estimates for all kinds of bulld'.ncr
fni-rnphe rn irlicatjon.
jjavenpm cijsinsss College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Proprietor.
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rejuna tat moury. t:rcuur ireo. r-if x.r. .
Por kale in Rock Uland by Hart & Eahnsen. 8d Ave, 'and 20th street