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f. J*,. Term* f JU5fl a y«»r In odr/w>*«. . , Convention, The RepnWeftn w&srs of ibs botoMM'w ot ttep- ry. Moreen Hock Island »od WhltesWs, will hold «Conrenttonatawcrtyd<Ko<« Islafta<tfn , TttetOay t/w ttti'tiaVfif'.Mav, A. D., JS.W, at the hour of 12 o'clock, in., for the-purpose of nomiaaUns three candldawa to be voted for at the Judicial election to be held In said Counties, respectively, on Monday the 7th day of June,, A. D., 1R97, for the office of Circuit JndRes for the Indicia! district composed of said Conntms In the State of Illinois. ... : ; ' ^ The basts of representation will tm the Bepno- IScan rote In each of said counties, at the Presidential election in the year ISM. and will be one delegate for each two hundred Kepubllcan voters and « major portion of two hundred voters at said election. On which basis the said Counties will be entitled to the following number of delegates: Votes. Del. Henry 8,117 31 Mercer 3,120 16 Rock Island 7,323 *... 37 Whiteslde 6,677 -_28 Total..... •• 112 C. 0. WILSON, Henry. J. H. CONNF.MJ, Mercer. K. K. PARMKNTER, Bock Island. H. C. WARD, Whtteslde. , Republican Judicial Committee. Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, April 19,1897. Judicial Apportiopment. As the STANDARD has stated the new Judicial Apportionment bill haa been signed by the Governor. In regard to this new Judicial Apportionment bill the Inter-Ocean says: "The Judicial Apportionment bill passed at Springfield a few days ago, Bind signed by the Governor, does not concern Cook cocnty. Under the constitution adopted In 1870 Cook forms a circuit by itaelf. Originally thia circuit had flve judges.' The increase to fourteen haa been made in accordance with the provisions of ,the constitution. Any county with a population of 100,000 Is entitled to the distinct cir- _caiti_Eyery circuit shall contain aa near as practicable 100,000 inhabitants. Thla new bill has given rise to A very interesting question of constitutional law, growing out of palpable blunder on the part of the framere of the con- .stitutlon. The constitution'providea for reap Tportionment once in six years, BO as to have not only contiguous circuits and circuits of the right population, but •circuits 'having due regard to business.' The time for making • the apportionment Is very expllcititly provid- • ed. 'New circuits shall be formed and 4he boundaries of the circuite changed *y the General Assembly at its session •next preceding the election of Circuit Judges, but at no other time.' This Is clear enough. Yet the .-constitution provides that laws shall not go into effect until July I, or three weeks after the election, unless there is an emergency clause attached, and there was • none in this casS. It ia perfectly obvious that the constitutional intention waa to have the apportionment-go into effect thefirst Monday in'June, but does it? Thia is the fine legal question involved. , Attorney General Akin, a very able and clear-headed lawyer, is of opinion that the'election should be held under the now, and not the old, apportionment, and hia opinion should be accepted as a guide by all election officers, from the Secretary of State down, except that no obstacle should be put In the way of a friendly test case to be — presented-to-the-Supreme__.GQurt_at Mount Vernon, in the hope of- getting a.deoieion in time to determine the law In the case. The .reasoning of General Akin from the decision in the -Inglia case is certainly clear arid forcible. In that case the act In question created a new office, but the principle jaid ; down by the Supreme Court then exactly fits this apportionment case, and an ad- verae decision would be a flat; repudiation of itself, but the Supreme Court of Illinois haa gone back on its .own decisions so many times that no one can feel sure from what it has done once what it will do next time." On this same Judicial reapportton mient the Times-Herald says: When the present State constitution waa adopted there were, exclusive of Cook county, twenty-six judicial circuits in the State, in each of which there was, one judge, In respect to future appointments of the circuits it was provided that new circuits may be formed and the boundaries of circuits changed by the general assembly at its session next preceding the election for •irooit judges, but at no other time: The time for the election of the judgea • was to be the first Monday of June, 1873, ahd every six years thereafter. It was father provided that the gen eral assembly may divide the State Into judicial circuits of greater .'population and territory, and provide for the election* by general ticket in such districts, of not exceeding four judges, Under tbe constitutional provisions the thirtieth general assembly,, ia 1877, eoQSolidiited the twenty-six judi- cM circuits that then existed into thir teen,* thus feapportloaiag the State and bringing two judge* into each circuit, It then "provided that an. additions, fudge should be elected on 'the fpllow- ipg first Monday of August ia each o: g&i£ elfcoits, whose terms of office also aid expire on the first Monday of Sfifl «<?PTf Hir yT grft*r fhwe fMll in Ilk* lmwft*r to elected in each of said eirewita three jncJges whose terms of office shall be as aforesaid, It -will thus be seen that th« thirtieth general assembly, tfbloh mad* the first jadldat apportionment tinder the new constitution, considered itself to be the general assembly "next proceeding the election for ,ciituit judges," which' election was to be held In jnna 1879. True, the thirty-first general assembly would begin its session in January, 1879, but no law that it would pass by a majority vote would have effect. until the following 9rat of July, a month after the judicial election would take place. Inasmuch, then, aa the constitution made no exception of judicial apportionments aa to when they would go into effect, it waa reasonable to Infer that '-the next preceeding session" to the election of Judges must be that session wherein a law could be passed in the ordinary way, BO as to be in effect on the first Monday of Jnne. In that case it was the thirtieth general assembly. A reapportionment to be effective at the coming election should have been made by the last general assembly, and not by this one. This was the legislative construction of the constitution of 1877, It Is more than likely that it will be the judicial construction in 1897. Psv^r *»f Mi i«m ws^so true end that his name will stand for time as the embodiment of liberty, loyalty and national unity."' Our State was well represented by our Governor and feia atsff. Thus the State of Gen. Grant offered homage to one of Its noblest eons. Gen. Grant's Tomb. April 27, this year, ia a National day inNew York.; Amid the sound of martial music { and booming cannon, with the greatest men of : pur- Nation and the highest dignitaries of other Nations, the body of our great Commander, Gen. Grant, was placed in its last resting placet! Now the American people have three Meccaa-r-the tombs of Washington, Lincoln and of Grant. -jaad-Gen^GranUivedr-he—would-now- be seventy-five years old. It ia .now twelve years since Gen. Grant'a death. Since that memorable day, Grant's name haa lost none of ita living lustre, but, like Lincoln's, it ahinea out brighter and clearer as the days go by. It ia thirty-two years since the great* day at Appomattox, when Gen. Grant received/the surrender of the Confederate, army. Twelve rears after this, he was received as a fuest of honor by all the Nations of ;he world. He died young in years, but full of honora. No great commander ever lived, who loved peace and disliked,war aa did Gen. Grant. He waa a man of peace and 1 one of the moat successful warriors that ever commanded men. : His 'extraordinary career from an .unsuccessful business man to the first citizen of the United States and of the world la one of the poseibilities'of.our Kepubllc. Without letracting f ijom Washington or Lincoln or Login or any of our great Americans, the world looks upon Grant aa the first American citizen. In business, the quiet, unobtrusive man was a failure; .as a commander of armies, he was a master. His patriot- Ism was unquestioned,and magnificent and magnanimous as he was, he never forgot that he belonged to the common people. He was one of them, and our Nation honors him today and will'hon- or his memory each recurring April day so long as the Nation lasts.' Judicial Apportionment passed •- iThe new judicial apportionment bill that passed both branches of the Legislature, hfta been signed by Govetnor Tanner and will become i law.; AY the emergency clause failed to pass, the law does not become effective until July first, but it ia proposed that the Circuit Judges to be elected in June shall be elected in the new districts. Our new judicial district is composed of the counties of WhiteBlde, ftock Island, Henry and Mercer and is the Fourteenth Circuit. It la compact,and so far as the STANDARD is aware, it is satisfactory to all the counties composing it. . , ; In this connection, It may-be well to state that the Secretary of State asked the Attorney General as to whether he should recognize the new law as being in force for the election of Judgea at the coming Judicial election, to be held on the first Monday in June. The reply of Attorney General Akin ia that he believes auch law to be valid and' he saye: '';".' I have carefully examined the question, and am of the opinion that that bill, having passed both houses of the Legislature and been approved by the Governor, ia now an existing law,bind- Ing, upon you as Secretary of State, and should be recognized aa such. Section' 16 of article 5 of the constitution of 1870 provides that every bill passed by the, General Assembly, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the Governor. ' If he approve, he shall sign it, and thereupon it shall become a law, Section 1 of article 0 of the consti- -tution provides-that the election of Judges of the Circuit Courts shall be held on the first Monday in June in the year of our Lord, 1873, and every six years thereafter. Accepting as the true one the conatruction placed by the Supreme Court of this State upon the provisions of the constitution first above cited, notably in the case of the People vs. Inglls et al, 161 III., 250, I am of the opinion that the act in question immediately upon its having been signed by the Governor, became a law, and that thereby new Judicial Dlatricta were formed, and the boundariea for the then existing circuits changed, at least, for the purpose of the election to be held on the first'Monday of June next, under the provision of the constitution last above referred to. Such, It seems to me, was clearly the intention of the Legislature, and it is my opinion that you, acting as a purely ministerial officer, should recognize eueh new districts for the purpose of the approaching: Judicial election. While there is not nearly the same urgent demand for a .Judicial apportionment that there is for a Senatorial one, it is to be hoped that the new b'lll will facilitate judicial matters all over the State. This bill was not a necessity, but it is said that it will prove a benefit. on oat mf<-jr!vlpg«. • Frara ihe Greek point of flew tfesy are too good to be true. Nothing eonld serve the Greeks bettet than the flaritsf up of th« Bslksn provinces, except, perhaps, a frank move on Russia's part to place Turkey under Russian snzer- ainty, An Invasion of Turkey by Bulgaria wonld practically paralyze the movements of the Turkish army in the South; while one overt act of Russia in the direction of her cherished plan of taking Constantinople, would Inflame Austria, make tfie position- of Great Britain in the concert Impossible and completely transform the conditions under which Greece la now waging an almost hopeless war. ' : ' ' No one need give a second thought to the story that Russia contemplates an immediate occupation of Turkey. This Is not the Russian method. But the intentions of the Balkan States are never reducible to rule, and it is within bounds to expect a disturbance in the turbulent principalities, even If It haa been predicted by wiseacres whose failures at the business of prophecy have been so conspicuous recently. No one has over-stated the inflammability of these border Statea—the treachery and recklessness of the people, the weakness of the rulers. A war in the Balkans would put a strain upon fin- rope such as it has not experienced since the death of Napoleon. THE legislature of Wisconsin has joxiraed. That of Illinois should and do likewise. go THE Aat5-CartooK bill of the Hew York T/eglslature is dead. It received but 14 vote* out; of 150, , , KEFOETS from Washingtoa say .that there la good ground for hoping that the new tariff bill may become a law by Jaly first* ' , i . ; . . = MR. BRYAK • Ib not d*ne about the "crime of 73,?' He might add to the presumed 'devastations!of that "crime" the Mississippi floods and' tbe waf In Europe. ': - ' '• THE diamond jubilee of her majesty Queen Victoria will take place in June.' It is said that a movement has been started in Americajto present her with a $1,500,000 testimonial on this occasion. In all probability the money, if raised, will be spent to put Mop a, building in London for the ""Dedicated tortile Nation; The tomb of Gen. Grant received the sacred ashes .of our ideal American citizen Tuesday amid the mosj; magnificent pageantry ever seen oh this continent. There was a worthy subject for so magnificent a display. It was a fervent expression of the respect and love that the people of this Nation bear to the memory of Gen. Grant. A united, peace-loving Nation stood with uncovered head at the tomb, ot our great American citizen and the Bucpessful warrior who said "Let us have peace," Before this massive tomb stood the soldiers of. victory and the soldiers of defeat, all dojng homage itq the man they loved and respected. ' This spectacle is full of significance. ...... The speeches delivered on the occasion were excellent. Gen./Porter's was complete as a loying.tributei of a soldier to his Commander." : Gen. Porter bays:;. , " ' t • A.^ ] ...-.' •• "Ulysses B. Grant sprang from the loins of the American people and de* rived his patent of nobility direct from God, He possessed an abiding confidence in the honesty and intelligence of his fellow countrymen, and always retained hia deep hold upon their affections. Even when clothed with the robes of tbe master he forgot not that he was still the servant of the people. In every great crisis he was competent to leave tbe efforts to his countrymen and the results to God." .. President McKinley's talk waa a comprehensive picture of the great soldier and a greater citizen. The President eald of Gep. Grant: . "Faithful and fearless us A volunteer soldier, intrepid and invincible . as comtoaader-ia-chlsf of the. armies of the Union, calm and confident as President of a reunited and strengthened Nation, which bis gealuu bad been instruments! In achieving, he has * our homage tod that of 4&a world; bat as Give -Vent to New Libel Law, The Senators at Springfield, especially those who were flayed by the newspapers for their actlvjtty in favor of the Humphrey bills, now desire ,a repeal of the present newspaper libel law and to this effect they have reported a bill which ia more unreasonable than anything we have ever had;' •—To : these -legislators, who-are-not willing to have their actsaired too freely, libel and larceny are.placed opi,'the same footing. Under this the njaW;-bill that has..'been'hatched up,; editor'a charge^ with libel may be indicted in any county in the State where" the alleged libel has been published or circ'u- lated, 5 a.nd, the sile'jje'd offender niu'st go there for triai/nomatter'how far, y distant from the place of publlqatiqn of, tbe newspaper containing the' alledged libelous statement. Thus If the-STANDARD uttered a supposed libel and the STANDAKD circulated a few copies in Cairp, its proprietors could be sued in Cairo and taken there for trial, The intention is to make as much trouble and expense as possible for* newspapers. : • '-• : .- •••••' ' • : - ••''•' i; This bill will, no doubt, pass the Senate, as many of the Senators from* Cook county are smarting under the criticisms the newspapers of.the State/ and especially those of Chicago, have published against tbe active supporters of the Humphrey bills. ..;• , If Senator John Humphrey and his co laborers are honest in their labors for the benefit of the people of ( the State, why' should; they• wince so »t' what the newspapers say?:'There is probably too much truth iij the ,c,r}ti-; clams to suit tue honorable gentleman. .-,..• Post no Bills. During the late municipal fight in Chicago, which fight ocurred just subsequent to the vote on the Humphrey bills, the moat significant posters were stuck up over the city. Some of these bore the pictures of Senators from Cook, who voted for the bills* and these picture? would be surrounded by 8 marks.; This advertising baa BO hurt the tender feelings of some of our legislators that they have introduced the following bill and pray .that it becomes a law: - , That whosoever writes, prints, posts, or distributes or-causes to be written, printed, posted, or distributed a circular or a paster, cartoon, or other written or printed paper which Is designed or tends to injure or defeat any candidate for nomination or election to public office by reflecting upon his personal character or political actions, unless there'appears upon such circular, poster, or paper, in a conspicuous place, either the names of the Chairman and Secretary, or at lea'st the names of two officers of the political or other organization issuing the same, or the name of some duly' registered elector, with description of bis election district, as responsible for same, shall be punisned by tine not exceeding 8100, or by imprisonment in jail* not exceeding six months, or both, and if the statements are untrue . the person so offending shall also be deemed guilty of libel and may be prosecuted in the civil or crlrh inalc"ourts',T>r both therefore. ' . The same pplrlt is back of the present effort to repeal our libel lawi The law is all right but our. Statesmen are all wrong and hence they cannot . see any good ,in the law. • .No thie2 ever had a good opinion of the law. ' CORRESPONDENCE from Washington Says Congressman Prince is ham mering away on poHtofflces, pensions, etc., and is kept on the jump, He is a fighter and when' he goes to any department with a case.he never lets up until success is assured. The lot of, the Con gressman that wants to serve his constituents is no snap. POOR COLONEL DAVE^HENDERSON, congressman from Iowa, has a tbUgli time of it with hia wounded leg,. He haa lately had to submit tb'an'opera tion and it is said that he will have to discontinue the use of a cork leg and go on crutches. He Is one of our ablest Congressmen, but he haa had to endure a great deal of suffering with his wounded leg. ' JUDGE DAY, who was selected by President McKinley as special commissioner to Cuba to investigate matters, baa been appointed First Aosiatanl Secretary bf State. Those who know say this IB an excellent Selection as the Judge is a very capable man. This appointment appeases Senator Foraker who objected emphatically to the man formerly selected for the place. In « <* -where *tf to® Jsei* for Uj« ' borne On the Edge of the JPrecipIce. In speaking of the war In Europe, the Times-Herald says: ' The situation In Greece is developing so rapidly along the lines of all the commonplace theories as to strongly Buggeat the unreliability of some of the dispatches from Europe, Servia renewing her old feud with Roumania, JJlou- manis strengthening her Servian .side, Bulgaria making extraordinary demands at Constantinople and threaten- log to mobilize troops oa the border, Russia warning Bulgaria to desist and Tms Supreme Court Circuit showed its good sense Thursday by re-nominating Judge Cartwritjht as a Supreme Court Judge. Mr. Cartwrlght is a solid, plain, sensible man. There are no gew gaws, no trivial 'flippancies in bis make up. He is a hard beaded plodder with an abounding supply of. good h^ae senTe7~He"h"anrone of the tricks; of oratory, nor ia he gifted with the glibness of tongue that sometimes covers up a grain of information-in a stack of verbiage. He, like Antony, is just a plain.man of the people and the people believe in him because be is honest and substantial. ,:, . ; PRESIDENT McKinley IS personally in favor of helping the struggling Cubans. He believes he would be justified in recognizing the existence of war in the island, He has, therefore, sent Judge Day to Cuba to 'examine into the state of affairs and report.' .This will require a month or six weeks. It is to be hoped by that time the,Cubans will have gained some very decisive victories/!; ' •••. '• .-••' . • .--'iX- -";••' '>• THOSE Legislators at Springfield, who are sweating under the collar because of the .criticisms poured on them by the press from all parts of the State and who want to gratify their , sweet revenge by repealing our present libel law, should not forget that it invited these criticisms by their votes. If they are the 'Jplnk of truth and, honor" .why do they, wince? .Brave and honest men go about their business- without whining like whipped curse- : — .'.';;•' . i ... i\". , '. .' • .).;.•' a., i i: IT is 281 yeara ago Friday since the Shakespeare died. . Few men, have ever lived who have created so great a stir in the world, and few men have ever died so earless and indifferent as' to fame as was thb Bard of Avon, ;;His: plays brought him : fortune, i Fame seema never to have entered his bead. ; He w.aa perfectly un : conscious os to the value o£ what; he bad written; Had it not been for care* ful friends, his great plays might have been lost 1 to the -world, so far as their author yrps'Concerned.' .'.'".::"!.]'.'',:''" ' THE.; CoJDgresalonal ,aad reapportionment billa, are not-being pushed very rapidly. -If the Republi> cans in the present Legislature pass such metres as the' Humphrey bills and' the : new 'Lib4l bUl J apd ^several others', ofaifke nature.lt bepoine? an; ab- Bolqlte nei?e,98lty fpf %' 'if apportionbfsent ftt fhis session if the party, desires to control the State at the next election. The people of the State will: stand » great deal but they will not bear everything. To be oh the safer side the Senatorial reapportoinment bill should be THE committee', appointed to look over the Governor's mansion at Springfield and report the necessary.,,needs aay that the , White House of Illinois needs a heap of .tinkering and, further, the committee think; that the small sum of 830,000 would make the;old. mansion quite respectable, | The ques- t.ion is ^6w much more .would it require to build a new houpe? . A tlnk- erlng up of '930,000 worth does not seem to be just the right, thing to dp; better build anew. . . by jnedical men to a number causes, says 1-* Monde. eotrideratlwi of possible cause* certain propagators of '« l »-f famous towers of silence, wWcJi more exactly to* named tcmenr should not fall to receive The towers, of which there are Bcattered throughout ln«A.' serve of the 1 Parsee cult .ia,piw» burying grounds/: This..hpdy.oi Jonlsts, 7 6Be of the most curious the same time one of t In India, ia given to the worship In all Its forms. At* Bombay, their Colony numbers 4t»458 and which, it Is to be noted, has iered more than any other Indian from the pestilence, the Parsees Have built seven of .these-lowers,..one alter the other, for.the^Inhumation speak, of their coreligionists, Seven towers, or.dakmas, ure at the summit of Malabaf hill, overlooks" the sea at some miles tance from Bombay. Contrary to one might suppose, Malabar hill w a delightful suburb, well built up wlth- beautlful cottages, the dwellers Itt which, seem to live In no fear of the hideous dakmas Jiear by. In point oi construction these towers are enormous masses of masonry, built to last-for centuries. The material is black granite, heavily .whitewashed. Their height is altogether out of proportion to tbolr , s Tf" 4 diameter. The highest of them Is nine- /.' \| ,* ty feet in diameter and thirty-five feet high. A stone ;parapet, fourteen feet high surrounds the platform on whlcri the bodies are first laid. Thus all that passes within la Invisible from wlthottt, but the tower,is open to sun and rain. In the,center of the .platform is a well, fifteen feet In depth and forty-five feet In diameter, Into' which' are cast the .bones of the devout after the' vultures ! have stripped them. From the bottom of-thls-bono-well,~do'wix-tlirougjL ,th«_ masonry of. ,tho .platform, .run .four 'canals, at right angles each pair to Uia other. Bach of these ends In 'a pit filled, with charcoal, tho intention ; being thus to purify the leacblngs from the,,bone,weil; .The platform above IB divided , into ' seventy-two , compartments, or open burial cases, disposed along radii of the tower circle. .These lie in three concentric circular' rows, separated by stone gutters.-'whlch lead to the canals and' wells below. Jt may. be observed that the number 3 Is symbolic of the three precepts of Zoroaster and, the number 72 of ,]bhe seventy-two chapters o£ s the Yasne, one of the ( sections of the Zead^Avesta.' The''outer circular row of stone biers serves'far the men of the'Parsee faith. .'To the row next smaller are consigned the bodies! ot the, women," whll^ the Inner row. is for the bodies of the children. The bearere of bodies to ^he Anterior of the towers of Bil'ehce ^ake many prec^u- tlons to avoid spreading'' contagion, without. After:depositing the body oh Its slab they bathe and change every i" shred o£ .clothjng before lasufng frdm the tower, and, the Parsees stoutly deny ' that their funeral customs are In any 'l. ( wlse. responsible for the spreading of' 1 ' 'contagion. "Our prophet, Zoroaster,"' l? they say, "who lived more than* 3,000 •' years ago,. has taught us to ccmslder , the. elements pa the "symbols ot .divinity. Earth, water and flr^ ought never x ., to be polluted under any circumstance / by contact with putrefaction. Naked we'came into the world; naked we go j out It is/needful that the particles of our bodies be decomposed aa rapidly &a C possible, that our mother, ^tilifl earth, ba not defiled. God .sends , tb,e vultures, and surely they aecpmpjlsh ^helr work^ -mor0-japldly__thtin_Ldp - miillons pf,_,ln» • .eects, In .the case of burial. From tha ' flanitary point of view no 'Bystem can , be better than ours/ 1 -' ' ' OpportunUjr for Hoineneekers. ,'.< There -, are . excellent * opportnnlties,' along the line ot the Chicago & Northr . Western JK'y in Weaterh Minnesota and • South Dakota, for those .who are .deal', roils of obtaining first-class lands upoa ,,„ most favorable terms, for general agri-. -, cultural purposes, as well aastocUraJs- ( Ing ^nd dairying. For particulars and ' laudeeekerB 1 rates,, appty.to agents of .The.Notth-Western..Line, ' : ,, , | A SPECIAL SALE AT THE FOR ONE GOIVHVIENCJNG SATURDAY* MAY ; ENDING SATURDAY; MAY ' ' '' " ' '' *' " ' ' ' • • .In served. prices n. refuses to meet cbm- mlaslonera sent from Gen. Wey$y to ssy that if the insurgent leader would end the war, Spain would grant (he most perfect autonomy to Cuba, Gen. Gomez refused to let the commission enter his camp, saying hia only terms of peace are liberty and Independence Task*!- to Is W«yl§ris shipping soldi*?! borne' tije insurgents, iu to Everything put up at gi'eatly reduced Jt is conceded that the . BAZAAR, STORE carries the most complete line of Dinner Ware i& WMteside County, to yehich haa juat J?een added some very choice patterns bf newly im,ported stpc^; of the latest styles and colors. Remember, these goods are o| the very beat quality and are all fuyy guaranteed. THE BAZAAR STORE J, JUINOIS.

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