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Monday. April IS, 18U3.
CALL FOB DKHOCKATIV "TATE
JOXVK1STIOX Or ILLIXOIM.
Beadqnartera Democratic State Central Com
mittee of Illinois, bbermao House, Chic .go.
Ft binary 18, 1893. A Convention of the Dem
ocracy of the State ol Illinois, is hereby called to
meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives,
hi Springfield, Illinois, on Wednesday April S7th,
1882, at 2 o'clook r. , fot tha purpose of nomi
nating candidates tone voted for on Tuesdav,
November 8th 1894, for the offices of Governor!
Lieutenant Governor ; Secretary of Sta e ; Auditor
Of Public A cconnta ; 1 reasurer ; Attorney Gener
al; Ihree Trustees of the University of Illinois;
T o Congressmen a'. Large; also for the purpose
f selecting one Presidential Elector from each
Congressional DUtrict, and four Presidential
Electors from the state at large. Two delegates
from each Congressional Plstilcl and eight dele
rates from the state at U .-ge to the Democratic
National Convention, to be held in Chicago, June
tl, lbW. One State Committeeman from tach
Congressional District, and sevtn state Com
mitteemen from the state at large, and such other
business as may properly come before the con
vention. 'I he basis of representation for each
county shall be: One delegate for each four
hundred votes cast for Cltvelacd and Thurman at
the last . Piesldeitlal Election, and one delegate
for each f i actional part thereof, of two hundred
votes or more. Under this call tbe representation
of Rock Island county will be, on 8,tt14 votes, 9
My order of the Democratic State Central Com
mittee of Illinois. Dblos P. PnELrs,Cbairman.
Thco. Nelsoh, Secretary.
The following resolution was adopted by the
Democratic State Cential Committee, February
Me it resolved. That it is this sense of this Com
mittee, that the Anrtialian Ballot Law applies to
the election of officers at tbe annual town eet
ing to all elections except as specially excepted
in said law, and Ibis committee recommend that
all elections to be held for town officer this
spring, be held order the provisions and according
to the letter of said law.
A Tariff Pif ii
Si. Louis Republic: Oa woman's and
children's dress goods that can be bought
for 7 cents a jard in Europe the Mo
Kinley tax is 7 cents a jard and in adui
lion thereto 40 per cent of value in all
140 per cent. The total revenue only
tax proposed by the cheap clothing bill is
only 85 per cent. McEinley tax 140 per
cent. Revenue-only tax 85 per cent.
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bo matter bow ably edited or how enter
prisingly conducted, can long keep afloat
and abreast with the time when published
in a dead town. Ii takes a live town to
make a live newspaper. There never
was in tbe past hundred years, sever will
or never can be a live town without a
live newspaper. Tbe newspaper is de
pendent on tbe town. It rt fleets the
push, progress and atplr ..lions of the
town. Without home patronage
it can live and thrive; then, again,
while it is depended on tbe town,
the town cannot get along without it.
There is no auxiliary so valuable to a
growing town as an outspoken, public
spirited paper, wisely and well managed.
SOT U tfaat all; the business man who
does hot advertise In it, and tbe enter
prising citizen who dees not subscribe
for it and talk up for it, stands in its own
light, and is a stumbling block in the
way of the city's progress. Help the
press in your town, and in nine hundred
and ninety-nine out of one thousand
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The North American Review promises
to have, among the contents of its forth
coming (May) number, a symposium on
The Man or the Pla formf by Senator
Oiav of Pennsylvania, Senator Vest of
Missouri, Representative Burrows of
Michigan, Representative Wilson of
West Virginia and Representative Kilgore
of Texas. Tbe same number will also
contain an article on "The Poet of Dem
ocracy" (Walt Whitman) by John Bur
roughs, and other contributions by Hoi..
Charles Emory Smith, United States
Minister to St. Petersburg; Senator
Stewart of Nevads; Qen. B. F. But
ler; the Marquis of Lome;
Prof. Ooldwin Smith; Hon. John
Russell Young, and the Rt. Hon. W. E.
Gladstone. The question whether the
nominee or the platfoim should have tbe
greatest weight with voters in the presi
dential campaign, will be discussed in
the Mav number of tbe North American
Review, by Senator Quay, of Pennsyl
ania, Senator Vest, of Missouri. Repre
sentative Boutelle, of Maine, Representa
tive Burrows, Michigan, Representative
Wilson, of West Virginia, and Represen
tative Kilgore, of Texas.
Sleep on Left Bide.
Many persons are unable to sleep on
their left siJe. The cause has long been
a puzzle to physicians. Metropolitan
papers speak with great interest of Dr.
Franklin Miles, tbe eminent Indiana
specialist in nervous and heart diseases,
wbo bas proven tbat this habit arises
from a diseased heart. He has examined
and kept on record thousands of cases.
His New Heart Cure, a wonderful remedy,
it sold at Hartz & Babnsen's. Thousands
testify to its value as a cure for heart
diseases. Mrs. Cuas. Benoy, Loveland,
Celo. , says lis effect on ter were marei
ous. Elegant bonk on heart diseases free.
Woman bas been compelled to suffer.
not only ber Ills, but those arising
from a want of knowledge on tbe part of
those with whom she stands connected .
In tbe mansions of tbe rich and hovels of
tbe poor, woman bas been alike tbe pa
tient victim of ills unknown to man. But
now tbe bcur of ber redemption has
come. Bradfield's Female Regulator
cures all diseases peculiar to her sex.
Sold by Hartz A Babnsen.
NYETVBITES OFST. JOfc
THE PONY EXPRESS AND HOW IT
WA J FIRST STARTED.
Tbe Borne of Some Famous Men, Among
Whom AVkb Jesse James A Few Re
marks Aloot Kate Kane, the Noted
Chicago Female Lawyer.
ICopyrU, ht, 1892, by Edgar W. Nye.
Is Missouri, )
Is the Springtime, f
St. Joe wt a tradine Dost, established
in 1843, at the confluence of the Black- J
snake creek with the great parent of .
waters. It was established by Joseph '
Robideaux, i Frenchman, and he is the !
man referTe4 to incidentally on a tomb
stone np on -he shores of Lake Superior.
The stone reads as follows:
: This t tone was erected to the :
' : memory of :
: .fOHX KOBIDE4TTX :
: Who was shot by request of :
: bid brother. :
Joseph is t!ie brother at whose request
the stone wa i erected and who forgot to
have the 6toi e properly pnncTuated.
This country in the early days was in
vaded by the Sacs and Foxes. A humor- j
ons historian might have said the Anglo
Saxon Foxes, but that would be face-1
AT THE GRAVE OF ROBIDEAUX.
A steamboat landing was erected here
at great expend by driving a pole into
the river bank. Soon afterward Audti
bon visited the place, and with prophetic
eye foretold the great future in store
for St. Joseph. It is the first instance
on record whre the prophetic eye has
been ntilized in that way.
Robideanx laid out a townsite here
and then called together the old hunters
and trappers to name the little town.
Mr. RobideatLt had provided a large
barrel of something to shatter across
the bow of the newly christened craft.
Each trapper suggested a name, but
each name set med to be tlista-steful to
Joe, till Charlie Stewart, the "Old Zip
Coon" of Mstcry, suggested, with his
ere on the keg-, that it be called St. Jo- j
peph in honor of Mr. Robideanx.
"Knock her head in," said Joe. and
the barrel was busted quicker than a 1
New York Sun lay law. t
General good feeling prevailed, fol- j
lowed by relaorje and Apollinaris water. '
The streets were named whilethe gen- '
eraTgood feeling was in the act of pre- '
vailing. They ivere named fr the, sons I
and daughters cf whom Joseph had re- 1
peatedly found himself the parent. !
AiucE? them Jrere Messame, Angel- I
ique, Sylvanie, (Charles, Edmund, Felix, 1
Francis, Jrtle, Fareon, Michel, Rosine,
Antoinc. Louis, Fpuline, Auguste, Isa- i
belle, Iodine, Fraberg, Robideaux, Al- '
fonse and Poisn. The streets were ',
the first to give out, for Joseph still had
his quiver full ofrtaEes!
Robideaux bt.ilt a big brick store.
wjji rvas known far and wide aa the )
great building of the Western country. 1
It is now ti modfgt sausage factory fa- '
toons for its manufacture of the tooth-
some black -anj-t ansausage of Missouri, t
Joseph has Ion J since passed on to that ,
eternal minting gronna wnere me coon- i
skin cap is entrely superfluous. His t
portrait now ban ?s in the board of trade
aqdHorjum of the prosperous city.
St. Joe Tn 186) became the starting
point of the famous pony express, a dar
ing enterprise, which no one but an
American would have deemed possible.
There was a Wall street scheme at that
time for obtaining a subsiby of ten mil
lions of dollars from the government for
carrying the mails overland from New
York to San Francisco for a year. Wil
liam H. Russell, backed by Secretary of
War Floyd, thought the scheme was
not warranted in the interests of econ
omy. He also olered to bet $200,000,
that being all he had with him at the
time, that he could put on a mail line
that would cover the 1,950 miles between
St. Joe and San Francisco in ten days.
The Wall street lxys took the bet, and
the big go-as-you-please race against
time began. Mr. Russell bought 300 of
the toughest and fleetest ponies he could
find, and hired 115 men who could' ride
on horseback without painful regrets on
the following diy. The relays were
made at ten to tv. enty miles apart. Each
rider had to cover sixty miles, and al
low himself two minutes to skip from
one horse to the other with his saddle
bags of mail.
April 6, 1860, the pony express started.
A gun fired on th- steamer Sacramento,
in the bay at Stn Francisco, was the
signal. Billy Baker, mounted on the
restless little hornet Border Ruffian,
made a little cloud of dust, and, as the
echo of the big gt:n died away, swift as
the telegram raising the salary of the
operators along the line, he sped toward
All went well. The first rider made
twenty miles in forty-nine minutes.
Everything ran si loothly, notwithstand
ing the Indians and the deserts, till the
courier reached the Platte. It was a
case of Damon a id Pythias, so far as
high water went, and the treacherous
river was more than bank full of icy
water rushing over its uneasy bed of
quicksand. He only thought of his em
ployers, however, and plnnged in. The
steed went down lilio a shot and was
never more seen, but the brave rider,
with his bag, battled with the roaring,
icy torrent till he stepped, panting and
dripping, on the muddy shore, and with
chattering teeth and a staggering gait
started for the station ten miles away. -
Sixty miles out from St. Joe, Johnny
Fry awaited the arrival of the courier
till it seemed to him it was too late to
possibly make it. When he got his
packet he had four hours to make up.
It looked impossible. At St. Joseph
thousands were gathered on the bluffs
to see the last rider come in. People
hardly breathed as the time drew near,
and yet no signs of his approach.
It was getting to be a torture to wait.
No one spoke. As the time was almost
up a little cloud of dust rose on the
western horizon, then soon after the
measured beat of a pony's hoofs came
pulsating on the breeze, and, lathered
from head to heels, the panting pony,
with wild eye and fluttering breath,
came stumbling to the spot, making the
last mile in one minute and fifty sec
onds. St. Joe was the last residence of Jesse
James. He lived here quietly, having
traveled a great deal formerly by rail
during his life, meeting up with stran
gers on the cars and conversing with
them briefly on current topics. Thrown
among strangers as he was so much all
his life, it is not strange that at the last
he courted quiet and rest with complete
change of scene.
He lived in St. Joe under the nom de
plume of Howard, and those who were
impudent to him at that time now often
start up wildly in the night and shriek
with terror after dreaming that Mr.
Howard has returned to life in St. Joe
and with a large shotgun in one hand
and a John L. Sullivan ultimatum in
the other is engaged in settling up old
Mr. James lived a very uneventful life
at St. Joe, and the gas man who remem
bers now the time when he and Mr.
Howard were alone in the cellar looking
at the meter, and how Mr. Howard
spoke rather feelingly about the feeble
veracity of the meter, and how he (the
gas man) talked loud and got red in the
face and bullied Mr. James into paying,
now trembles like a leaf when he passes
the house, and can hardly look a gas
meter in the face.
Prior to the time Mr. James lived here,
Mr. Eugene Field, now of Chicago, was
a resident of St. Joe. Senator Cochran
and Major Bittinger now run The Ga
zette and Herald, resj.eetively, and Ma
jor John N. Edwards for years littered
up the streets of St. Joe with the shat
tered vitals of his foes. During the hot
weather it was said that Major Edwards'
foes who were awaiting their turn at
the undertaker's became even more of
fensive than they were during life.
St. Joe is a great overall center. The
regalia of the Farmers' Alliance is made
here in great numbers, anil the overall
girls throng here like blackbirds in the
spring. If I had time I could stand for
hours watching them with deft and
agile fingers overalling and panting for
St. Joe is said to be the richest city of
its sizo in the .world. In traveling about
I run across a good mauy of those. The
richest city of its size is getting to be
very plenty in America, and ig numbers
is only equaled by the "town which has
never had what yon may call a boom.
but has a regular, steady and healthy
growth." I wish I could rememlier how
nianyf the-utowns J. have encountered
just this seasou.
A short time ago I visited The Bee
office, in Omaha. Mr. Rosewater says
it is the largest newspajier office on the
globe. It is certainly tbe largest I ever
saw. It is fireproof and very well
planned for convenience.
A short time ago we "passed through
Callaway county. Mo. Callaway county
has the honor of having seceded at one
time from the state of Missouri. Acting
on the principle that if a state could se
cede, the divine right also belonged to a
county, Callaway refused to recognize
the emancipation fad arid also rocked
back yn Tier haunches and refused to
pay taxes to the state. This ran on for
some time, but at last she was forced to
come back into the Union because for
eign powers refused to recognize her
sovereignty and her currency was not
taken at par by other nations, as it was
poorly printed by an amateur job printer,
who did it in colors.
I SAT ON THE WOODBOX.
Crossing the river from Jefferson City,
j I noticed the gait of a young man in a
Dranu new suit oi i ore uoage ciotues. i
asked a Missouri mau to look at him.
J He said: "Yes, that's a convict just
out. He still has the prison step.
He was a young man, and this Mis
sourian to whom I spoke said that the
prison was filled with young men. Why
is this? Is it the result of Mr. James'
erratic life, or is there some unexplained
j We have been in twenty state capitals
this wiuter, and I am sorry to say that
without an exception the legislature
seemed to be almost entirely engaged in
the task of redisricting the state. How
many millions of dollars does the reader
' suppose it costs to redistrict the United
States so as to give tlie prevailing party
"Died Witt His Boots Of
Is a common expression, but no man need
feel ashamed to be found dead with a pair
of our $3.00 or $4.00 shoes on.
The Philadelphia Toe
Is a favorite with the ladies, and we have
it in both shoes and oxfords.
Ladies' $3.00 shoes a specialty.
control of the legislature? This is only
another item added to the great and
growing expense of an election. By and
by a senator will be compelled to be dis
honest in order to save anything out of
his salary of $5,000 ier year and pay his
I saw Kate Kane, the noted Chicago
female lawyer, the other day. She is
rather an aggressive woman, and has
been fined repeatedly for contempt.
Once she dashed a pitcher of cold water
in the face of the court, and as soon as
he could get the moisture out of his nose
and wring out his whiskers and get a
dry woolsack to sit on he fined the ag
gressive lawyer with great alacrity.
This winter she has leen again fined,
this time for using language unbecom
ing a gentleman.
She is a plain woman, with a firm
mouth. When she looked toward my
seat as though she thought of sharing it
with me I gave it all to her and sat on
the woodbox. Sometimes the woodbox
feels sort of comfortable. I think.
Kate Kane in her practice is regarded
as an aggressive woman, as I say. There
is certainly nothing actionable in that
statement. If so, I will take it back,
but I think I am safe in saying that she
is aggressive. Sometimes she is abusive
Once this past year she was abusing
Wie opposing counsel and the judge
mildly reprimanded her.
"You should rememlier," he said gen
tly to Katie, "that while the court may
permit pretty strong language at times,
you have gone over the bounds in this
case and seemed to forget that there are
mmnjr women Buffer from Exeeaaive or
Scant Menstruation; they don't know
who to confide in to get proper advice-
Don' confide in anybody but try
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Da Molnaa. Iowa.
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Wacleeale agent. i
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
office Comer Fifteenth street and Tbird A.v.
Sttccee tfce iloVinu bavins Bank. Urganiaed 1W9
5 PER CKM. INTEEEST PAID ON DEPOSITS.
"r?aol d understate Liw.
! en fro:n a. m. o J p. tn.. end Wednesday ard
Saturday night from T to 8.
TosTEK Ms i Num. - - Preidert
H. . .tw;-wonTH. . Vice-President
-.F Hkhexw. v. - Cashier
Porter Skinrer. o. W. Wbeelock,
i". A.Hnw, . A. Alnswortb,
G. H. Edward'. W. H. Adams.
Andrew rriberjr, ' o. F. Hemeuway,
Hi. a - THr'.ing.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on hind. Game.
Fish and Oysters In the seaon.
Reynolds' Block, Molink Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boote.
St. Louis. Minneapolis and St., Paul
Via St. Louie, Minneapolis a St. Panl Short Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAIR,
PEORIA, CEDAR RATIOS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famona Albert Lea Boat. "
THE SHORT LINE
The) Great Iowa Summor Roaort
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Descriptive
rsmpoien ana an luronnauoQ, auaress
ieul Ticket and Pastenger Agent. -.
On line of this road In Northwestern Iowa,
Bouineasiem Minnesota ana central uasota,
where drought and crop failures are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land yet unsoM.
Local Excursion rates Riven. For full Inform.
tkm as to prices of land and rates of fare, adureas
tien'l Ticket and Passenger Agent.
All of tbe Passenger Trains on aH Divisions of
this Railway are heated by steam from the
engine, and the Main line Day Passenger Traint
are lighted with the Electric Light.
Maps, Time Tables Through Kates and all In
formation, furnished on applicatien to Agents.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points hi the Union, and by its Agents, to at
parts of the United Htates aiwl Canada.
WFot announcements of Excursion Rates,
and local matters of Interest, please refer to tbe
local columns of this puper.
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STATE OF ILLINOIS. .
Kock Island CorsTT. t " ,. ,, ..,
To tbe Slay Term. A. I)., - "" E
Cbancerv. . ,
Nellie Davis vs. Cliarle Phvi..
To tbe atwve named dcf. udaiii. I. uir i -ou
will tske notice, that Hie above ri " i
plainant. Nellie Davis. hs thi- K "' ? 's
court ber bill or complaint as.w ;'- '
summons io chancery b.s bn " n
aeair.st von Directed to tb sheriff f 0 0
to etecnte, returnable to tbe May n-rw A i .
lttw. of said court to be beinii and l.o.c ' d
coort hmite in the city of Hock I, a j;
countvon the first M or day of SUy. -which
time and place you vvil. M l " :' " '
answer or demur to aid bill of rr iui.a.n.
Kock Mind. 111.. March 1"-' . .
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solicitors for cumplainaut
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. Toe andymgned havinjr cn-.pjo
is'ratnx oi toe it-
tbe conn y of Rock Is :snd. "'r,,.0;, , a ;ia
re.1.hereby Ues notice that she f .,
fore the county court of Kock Is Una .- ,
ihe office of the clerk of said court, in f.t
R.k Island, at the June .erm. o. , ffle
Mondav in . June m i t. ..
all persons havin? clsin- '"'.r Itl( ,,n-tv-P
no: n?ed and requested o sit- nd. .or tn I
of har ng the same adjusted.
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