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THIS AlttiUS. MOXDAY. JUNt: 29 IS'Jl.
PulIiehtdPaily ard Weekly at list Seoad At
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All cmmnnlcatlon of a critical or amiment
ttve character, political or religion. Bin bare
real name attached for publication No each arti
tlclee will be printed over Actitione signatoree
Anonyvoar communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
la Rock 1 aland county.
Monday, Jrnx 20, 1891.
Des Moines Leader: Tbe democratic
party of today is tbe only rest ptrty of
the people. It has no policy to push ex
cept tbe relief of the people. Its mem
bers are people, and they formulate its
doctrines. It has in it no class seeking
special privileges, and ft is against class
legislation. It believes that tbe great
remedies for tbe people lie along tbe
line of repaal of evil legislation, rather
than in a demand for more law. Wutn
tbe class legislation of the repub'ican
party is repealed, tbe burdens which op
press the people will be lifted
We Vnow personally at let 1.0n) men
who voted for prohibition before, hut
would vote ag&icst it now. Fort Mdi
Here is one s!risht-out repub';ic
elitor who makes a frank statement. And
there are scores of-others like him ail
over the 6tate. Truly, indeed, this ;s an
off jear for prohfrition iD Hawk'-jti!ix.
Tae cause of the fanatics is on its lis'
less in as everywhere e'.se in tfce
Ubion where ttiakina people exist.
Tne republican state central committee
. of Iowa has issued crc?!sr levying as
sessments upon ftderal c ffioe holders for
Campaign purposes. Toty ask for
from each railway postal clerk, and aj:
"We neel it to aid in the special efforts
on our part to redeem, so far as we can,
oar reduced maiority in recent years'
This is also a flagrant violation of tbe
civil service law, but the Iowa republi
cans are desperate and must have boodle
at any cost.
Rcmors are again rife tbat Mrs. John
A, Logan is soon going to marry Georj
E. Lemon, the millionaire pecsion shark.
A Washington dispatch states that when
Mrs. Logan sailed for Europe some
weeks ago she is said to b.ave given a hint
of her purpose to a few friends. And
now Lemon himself has gone to Europe
and before sailing he made no secret of
his intention to join Mrs. Logan's party
and travel about tbe continent with them.
The names of Mrs. Logan and Capt.
Lemon were linked for matrimony some
months ago and idle tongues can now
see only a marriage abroad in their
presence across the Atlantic this tummer
At the time of the report both entered t
strong denial. But now there are a great
many who believe the report to be true
Thurman Current Pelltir.
The venerable Judge Thurman was re
cently interviewed by proxy by the Wil
liamsport, (Pa ) Sun upon political q ies
tions. Tbe proxy was Allen W. Thur
mn, son of the great statesman, who,
speakiDg for his father, said:
While father has actually retired from
the field of politics, he yet retains the
greatest interest in what trar spires in tbe
world of affairs. Just now he is mucn
concerned over the outcome of tbe coo
test, so basely brought into the demo
cratic party, for the nomination for gov
ernor in tois state. Governor Cinpttll
has been forced into a fight for bis rictus
by what may appropriately be called
hosts of darkness in Ouio democratic pol
itirs. He is not being antagonized by tbe
party, but by a clique of riDgsters and
wreckers led and dominated by a man
whose motto is now, and always his been,
rule or ruin. I mean John R. McLean.
This roan, by his unscrupulous use of
money and men. has been the evil genius
of tbe party. Ue cares absolutely noth
ing for the success of tbe party or its
principles, and bv Lis course bad ied it
more than once to the verge of ruin
His opposition to Governor Campbell
now and bis urgency of tbe cand:dcy of
Lawrence Neal are solely and alone to
lurtber his own seltisb ends ana pur-,
He cares nothing lor JNeal; be cares
less tban nothing for tbe party, but be
cause be finds in James E. Campbell
fearless, honorable man, wbo will not
submit to his dictation, be endeavors to
nse Neal, as the monkey did tbe cat, to
draw chestnuts from the cdhIb for him-
The masses of the democratic party of
this state are sick and tired of tLis state
of things. These fights are al
ways sprung, you will Una U you care
' to look , the matter up. in tbe years
preceding a presidential contest
And what does this result in?
Ohio eoes into the national democratic
convention with her delegation torn and
KDlit by internal dissensions, originated
by this clique, and absolutely shorn of its
prestige. That is tne nistory vi our poi
itics for many years past, and as I say
our people are tired of it . The party
(Ulceration has no influence in national
council!, and should Cleveland, or any
one else be an acceptable nominee, we
are so split up by internal and local bit-
t-i-noas that Ohio eoes to the dogs at
election time. A long course of this has
nroved too much for tbe party s patience
ard Mr. Neal will very forcibly and pain
fully realize this when our state conven
ft ivnrnor OamDbell will be nominated
n the first ballot. Mr. Neal will have
few of the delegates, but so few, arid the
pntiment will be crystallized so rroneiy.
that the governor's nomination will be
made unanimous before the roll call gets
half down tbe counties.
Mr. Thurman favors the nomination of
Cleveland next year and think! that either
ex-Governor Gray or Governor Campbell
abould be on the ticket with him.
v - C '
BILL NYE TALKS HORSE.
WITH A FEW SIDE REMARKS ABOUT
ROADS AND BURGLARS.
"A Borxt My Kingdom for a Horse
tin Very Well of Tore, but When Too
Read of Bill Nye's Lark Toa'll Long
for One No More.
ICopyricbu ISBl, by Edgar W. Xye.J
Tbe horse is the most intelligent arr
mal there is. He is more intelligent
than the man who bays him, sometimes.
I bought some horses daring the past
year. Shall 1 speak of it here forth
benefit of those who are on the eve of
purchasing a good, kind, sonnd youDf:
horse or a pair of those for home nse? 1
have succeeded at this writing in getting
a very excellent pair of steeds, so that
now if I had a good road to drive them
on I would be almost happy.
i AH NLA
IS f'J Jr
.-::77 rs it
TT.ZZ FROM ECRG1.AKS
Allow nie to diresa for a moment
while 1 speak of the wa-on road of
North Carolina. The system has been a
bad one for some years, especially in the
western part of the state. For that rea
son the roads have been practically im
passable a good deal of the year. The
Asheville and Hendersonville road, for
instance, is kept now in the same repair
that the road is from Zanzibar to Lake
Victoria Nyanza. It was formerly a
toll road, and though the tolls were used
mostly for personal expenses by the
owners of the road, the bill was always
made out for those wbo desired to ride
over the route. 1 speak thus plainly of
these roads hoping that it may result in
great good to those who live thereon.
At present the road above referred to
is simply an ill kempt trail, along which
are strewn the wrecks of busted vehicles
and the bones of people whose necks
have been dislocated in trying to ride
over them, and who have been left alone
to die. Though a public road of great
importance, very few people drive over
it unless under the influence of liquor.
There are places on this road where
mountain springs soak up through the
roadbed, and have done so for centuries,
while the roadmaster has been waiting
for them to dry out The result is that
a stoneboat is the only vehicle which
will safely make the trip. Hitch a
2-year-old heifer with a claybank mule,
and then on the lead put a lavender
jackass, and if you are a careful driver
yon may take your children to Ashe
ville, bat if not you will surely be short
two or three on the way home. Lots of
North Carolina families have only eleven
or twelve children left out of a possible
twenty, owing to the condition of the
roads. This reckless outlay of children,
it seems to me, if nothing else, should
teach us to improve onr roads.
Asheville has made an appropriation
recently of $025,000, most all of which
will go for the improvement of her
streets. This is betteT than a like
amount laid out in fenceboard advertis
ing. Now let the issue in the county be
"bully roads for Buncombe county," and
let the party who opposes the improve
ment correct tbe bad grammar and poor
punctuation in its dying speech, and do
it soon too.
1 was saying the other day that after
a pretty general knowledge of. North
Carolina for five or six years I was as
tonished to notice that there had been
no burglaries within my observation.
This is remarkable, especially to me, for
1 have lived where a burglary was not
uncommon, and where I have suffered
myself, having lost a silver plated butter
dish in that way eight years ago. also
what butter we had in the house at the.
time, it being concealed in the butter
dish. 1 also shot a burglar, eleven years
ago, who was breaking into my resi
dence, but he had only sixty cents on his
person at the time, and even that the
coroner took away from me on the fol
lowing day. The burglar has it all his
own way at the north, but here in North
Carolina, where the mosquito never lives
and the politician never dies, burglary is
a capital offense. All burglars over
fourteen years of age are executed- This
tends to turn the attention of bright
young burglars toward politics.
i never felt so secure before in my
life, I leave my large, massive. Bolid
Bilver watch on the escritoire every night
now, whereas I used to put it underneath
the mattress. It is a very comfortable
feeling, 1 assure you. Of course chick
ens are not so safe, especially during a
colored revival. 1 do not wish to be
misunderstood regarding this matter,
but I was told on the start by a devout
Christian of the Caucasian race that if 1
cared an3"thing for my "broilers" I
would watch them most carefully dur
ing a colored revival, for at that time
the more "earnest" negroes were so all
tore up in their minds that they could
not work at all during the day. and the
revival took all the night, or nearly so.
Therefore, when the pangs of hunger
and the rumblings and retchings of a
Bin-sick soul had been preying on an or
dinary colored man for a week or ten
days he was hollow clean into the
ground, and his better judgment didn't
stand any chance whatever.
I got some chickens when I first came
here. Some of tnem had cholera, but 1
did not know it at first. Quite a train-
-Ji IJ -SHI " -. ! i VB n1
br of the cl ickens were almost imme
diately stolet bnt three of them were
not They eeeni?d to be spared a? mon
uments of African mercy. Finally I
found that it wa9 because they had
cholera. Come down and see us some
time. I don't mind killing the last hen
in the house when company comes.
P. S. Bring some butter with you; ours
might keep you awake nights.
But we were speaking of the horse
man's best friend. I began fifteen years
ago by owning a little pack jack called
Boomerang. lie cost me eight dollars,
but I was poor and could not buy a
horse. Also it was unpopular to get one
in any other way. If yon got one in any
other way, in the language of the vigi
lance committee, the community gen
erally threw rn a halter at its own ex
pense. Boomerang was a bright young ass,
with a dark cross on his back and a saw
buck saddle on w hich 1 used to pack
sidenork and other titbits to temnt mv
appetite and tickle my palate while J
prospecting for gold in the bowels of the j
earth. Also I earned salt with which to
salt my mines if I found them in hot
weather and feared that they might get
Boomerang had no home ties. If he
had ' any relatives they did not corre
spond with him. lie and I grew up to
gether on the Medicine Bow range; al
most like boys and girls together, you
might say. Bat he was not happy.
Sometimes I thonght that possibly, as
Le got to knowing me better, perhaps I
was a disappointment to him. He acted
that way. Anyhow lie would sob and
cry whiie he thought I was asleep, many
and i;i,v..y a niht.
Aft'-r that I got more forehanded, and
when I got the fir.-t payment on one of
my justly celebrated pickled mines I
bought a mule called Yellow Fever.
This mule was sold to me as a good,
kind family mule, and I intended to
raise yet other mules for the market.
Yellow Fever was almost always fatal,
however, no matter where she broke
out. Oar first grave on Vinegar Hill was
taken charge of by a man who partially
reached the tail of Yellow Fever. She
is still alive, but childless. No little feet
1 . t 1 X-- 1 : .T - I
Killer uuuui uei loua. - u ihliu ltuujij
voices salute the silent night in her sim
Five vears later I bought an American
l,nn, a mmni; conrro TJc I
was a spirited horse, with a piercing eye '
6n the side where I stood.
Oh, he was a
coricer. tie iiaa lots cr pop ana enter
prise and high purposes into him, also
bright red nostrils, and be was checked
up. real high.
The man who sold me this horse said
that he intended settling down and
starting a bank in our town, but he did
not There was some hitch about get
ting a large enough building, I believe.
He sold me this horse Hectic, by Judas
Priest because his wife had died. He
said that Hectic was her horse,' and '
since she died he could not bear to look
at him. Then he came and cried into 1
my lap quite a little spelL j
That night the horse was ill all night, i
A neighbor told me that Hectic had the
colic, but when I put my hand on the 1
little hot stomach of my steed he kicked
me across the plaza and into a bed of
cacti. It hurt me a good deal, especially
in my finer feelings. It doesn't take '
much to hurt my finer feelings. 1 sup- j
pose that it would be very difficult, in
i eed. to find a man who is so susceptible
to a kick at the hands of a spirited horse
s I am
On the following day a veterinarian
from Leipsic examined Hectic and made
quite an extended report- 1 am not a
horse man. so I cannot remember what
he said, but I know he said that his
li.mpers were down. I asked hiui if we j
could not get them up again. I would
dj all that I could to booin them through
the press and on the street.
But tie looked
a- me saaly, ana I couia see the tears
gathering in his eyes. Then he
a-vay, and 1 could hear him mutter
scmethingto himself in German. I do
not understand German readily, but I
would not be the man he was talking
aliout for anything in this world.
Later, when I had taken the crape off
the stable door and had waited a year
after the death of Hectic for he could
net eat anything but kumiss with his
artificial teeth, and so died about six
wi-eks after his mind failed 1 lought
an Indian pony called' Hiawatha. Hia-
HIAWATHA, THE DTD IAN POST.
watha is 6till alive, though very few of
his owners are. He belonged to the Si
wah tribe, and had a brand on him
which was the crest of Old Soiled Nose,
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Come in everybody arid call on us whether you
wish to buy or not; we will treat you right. Come
see our goods and compare prices. We are satisfied
we can suit you. We carry no trash, only first-class;
strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. We buy
our goods direct from the factory for spot cash, and
will GUARANTEE our prices as low as the lowest.
Yours Truly, '
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
11 tfcods Marked in Plain Figures. Strictly One Price.
Hiawatha came into our family well
ei ceiiiMji diieuua eieitiieis i cci
t$ nome was
on Fiftv-eightb street.
j New York city, and he dealt in horses
j just because he loved them. He said
mar mawaina Knew more man iois ui
men who held office, and 1 never saw a
mliQ use such an effort to control him-
.jf M this man did when he sai l good-
by to Hiawatha and took the ferry for
, his wretched and lonely home.
I Fortunately, Hiawatha did not kill
any of our family, because we have a
' good physician, and he can save any one
, after many other doctors have given
So then I sent the pony back to the
owner to board. I forgot to say that a
i neighbor of mine borrowed Hiawatha to
ride to hounds once, and has not spoken
to me since. 1 sent the animal back to
, board at twelve dollars a month, and
I left orders wiii the man to sell, but of
course at twelve dollars a month for
plain table d'hote board the sale hangs
, fire and seems to drag a good deal,
j Last week this man wrote me that the
bill was eighty-four dollars, and that
; Hiawatha had a real cunning little mule
. colt. He said that society was all by the
ears about it. Also the colt.
I went over there to see Hiawatha
soon after. He could not look me in the
; face. I think this shows distinctly that
j as a race the Indian cannct be thorough
J ly civilized.
j The man says that this incident has
j hurt his stable a good deal, and many of
i the lum turn, as he calls them, the real
' pate defoie gras of New York, refuse to
send him their boarders.
1 said I was sorry, but would leave
him and the co-respondent to fight it out
I K-.V-nr, l-o o-rnt-o n-itl.
,,t ifj.1T!,.i, -t, i - v,;
1 I came away. He is now trying to hush
. the matter up. but the Indian commis
! sioner has hij name. The Siwash tribe
. is said to be preparing for war. and an
I indiau outbreak is prophesied, which
i threatens to eclipse the great Eczema
outbreak of S.G.
The Deacon Crualira a Time Honored Lie.
"Been a deacon in one church for fif
teen yearsT echoed the passenger in the
check suit. "That's a long time. I dare
say you have passed the contribution
basket through the congregation a great
"Hundreds of times," replied the pas
senger in the black alpaca.
' "Aud I suppose ha! ha! you have
found a great many eh? what's this?"
The deacon, with an intensely weary
look on his face, had drawn from his
pocket and was holding oat for the in
spection of the man in the check suit a
time stained cartl on which was printed
in large letters the following inscription:
: KCVCK FOt'NU IS ACONTRIUrTION BOX :
: A BCTTON :
t CP A ICY SOKT OH KINO '.
Tbe cells ot the human lurjgs are 75,000,
KX) iu numtier, covering a surface from
two and a half to three and a half times
preater than the whole body surface of ten
full grown men.
TJ. S. Gov't Rftort, Aug. 17, 1889.
$sls ISTow Oper.!
DiilCUJU.j ChiC.e0, iiis. IClarkS
Tt8 Regular Old-EiacIislicL
iPHYSlCIAN AND SURCEQS
Is itill Trtstlnr ;th the Gruttst
SKILL and SUCCESS
Clonic, Nra and FriYate Diseases.
NERVOUS DEBILITY. Lcit Man
fcood. Failing Memory, Exhausting Drum,
Terrible Dreams Kecd acid Eack Ache tend oh
the effects fading totarZy dccy andpcih.pCca
cmpt:on cr I.nsar.-.ty, treated ftcitouticaily by ne
methods w:tn ncve'-fa.; r.e success.
SYPHILIS :md aT bad Blood and SkiD
Diseases cermar.:nt.y cured.
M-KIDKEY and URINARY complaint.
Gleet, Gonorrhoea. Stricture. Varicocele and
all diseases of the tienito-Urnary Orpur cured
promptrv T'Aoat ifijUry to Stcmcn, f.iu&eyt r-C-cber
?No experiment. Ae and experience
important. Consultation '.ree ami sacred.
""A11 conesponut-no is sacr-riti i rvae
Forty Years' Prac:ire rr.al le Dr. ClrV J! ar
antee Cure in all O-rnMe Cas Krrrra.
Scrofula. iyphilf. Flagler an! Kidnt-t liis
eap. l.?nrorrhra and rrmale Tratblp.'l.iT4r
i iiiiiniaint. i atarrh, all blood, Win aad er
No matter wno na fr.iled to cur yors. write
Dr. CUrke a full history of your case. Hours,
tob; Sundays, o to li. Call cn or address
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
We have Btlected and ar not exhibiting In our
Largest and Most Complete Stock of
to be found under one rocf
Over FOUR HUNDRED (400)
new fiaiioa, unbracing the Finest Initrameota
made by tbe
fartoTies. may be seen In tb!s moc Ic while onr prices
are tbe lowest oflervd by any bouse In the business.
IT WILL. PAY YOI" to visit Chicago at an
early date and inspect our stock.
If ynn are p-ermred to rv all cash nm o
ill multe ibe terms as eusy as you can reaaonabl v
rail Information a to rprriaX tarpafnt and rprcial
rhe Irurie artir from
fir irhich a firm uri'rt 1 iriTen to the abdomen. Itit.
nubly diiiiiDiRUicji ita file, thereby improvmtf the form
and aff orduitf conjort aud aaf ty.
SEELEY'S HARD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Wul reucn the moat difficult forma of UKliM A r
with comfort an! aafty, thereby emnpletinc a radical
rare of all curable cw Impervtouato inoUture,
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form &T body, are wnrn ithiut inconTnience by
the youuirest child, not dVlicate lady, or tlte Inbor
mff mtn, avoldinai all KOnr HMfni v. padded un
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HERNIA OR. RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
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r Meckialcal Treitineat el Wtrnta or Raotint. a
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nay fotinl on
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Why pnybif lostoquncksirhnn thnb1
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able itricfduX Tbe IVruOieimeatCo., pre
pared Iruin lite prescription of Ir. W:ii
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Lofts of Memory, Dcptrwlt'iicr, eic.t
fminvarly irvtiscreitoriftor other causes; K
MluDLt-AGED MEN inadvauceoi' thMryar. K u.-
Der and Bladder trouble, etc., will And our M -uk!
of Treatment aSsfe, Certain and Spordy Cl'H K.
noienretneaDoTeaiiiuenu. ir.w titiin.4.
iwho has ciren special attention to tnM
difreaacs for many years, prowcr.be S-ci-Dal
Pastille which act directly up n t:e
diseased orjran,and restore rtr better
than Stomach Medicine, ad they are ri.:
chinsed t the ffttstric Julrc and rq '" ir? '
chanpe of dietor ioterruptionlubutr.-6
cwtuiu from fci.0Utoti!.0il. used v:ib vn
falliniz finflrpwifurPTpr thirty ar lii Lit
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-ALL KINDS OF-
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done. A epeclaltT of furuishlne aL kitdr
of Stover with CagUcgs at S ceiits
A MACHINE SHOP
bas been adJed where all kiEii of n.act:te
work will be done first -claes.
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