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Thursday, June 23. 1888.
df.9ioura.tic mtatk ticket.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
Fort'onarissman at large JOHN 0 BLACK
For Congressman at large.. ANDKEW J HL'NTER
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State ViM H HINKICHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer ...RUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MALONEY
The preliminary skirmishes are over
now for the battle, and we're eager for
It is safe to say that Harrison hail full
knowledge that he was nominated at
Minneapolis, but he was officially noti
fied, by a committee appointed for the
Lr' ate what has become of Levi P.
Morton whom the president thought was
not quite pood enough to be his runninsf
mate in his second term cacdidacj f
Bqstom Uerald; The parallel between
the republican party Of today and the
whip; parly of the period when Harrison's
grandfather was elected president seems
to us to have not had the attention it de
serves. In the earlier period, when the
whigs came Into power with an enor
mous majority, they at once proceeded
to establish a strong central government
in their legislation. That policy was re
pudiated the nest year by the people. It
has now been revived in all its features
except the single feature of a United
States bank. In its present form it is
more offensive in giving special privileges
to the few in legislation at the expense of
the general welfare than ever before.
The Bt. Louis Globes Democrat, re
publican, gives vent to its disgust, say
ing: ''The nominal on of Whitelaw
Reid for vice-presidtnt is a blunder of a
peculiarly serious and senseless kind. It
is a concession to the Blaine faction of
the parly which ouebt not to have been
made under any circumstances. The
antagonism of the labor dement to Mr.
Reid is pronounced and bitter, and
ought to have been taken into consider
ation by the delegates. There are many
Blaine nun who would have been unob
jectionable from any point of view.
Seme of them would have strengthened
the ticket very materially. Mr. Reid de
cidedly and emphatically weakens the
A Peart fill Revolution.
New York Press,
The election in Belgium yesterday was
the most important since the Belgians se
cured their independence 60 years sgo.
During the 60 years that have pawed
since the capitulation of Antwerp, two
parlies, the clericals and the liberals,
have contended for political control, and
the same parties met yesterday in an en
counter to determine whether Belgium
Should stand still or go forward in the
grand march of mankind toward a high
er and purer civilization.
The Belgians have been a free people
only in name. The suffrage has been so
restricted that only a small minority had
a voice in the affairs of government,
while the intelligent and industrious ma
jority were kept in a condition but little
removed from serfdom. Fortunately for
the peace of Belgium King Leopold is an
enlightened and liberal monarch. He
has sjftened, as much ae in bis power,
the harsher features of the constitution,
which he was bound to obey, and he has
made the people feel that be was on the
popular side. The king has been a po
tent factor in bringing about the present
revolution in Belgian affiirs.
It was not without a struggle that the
oligarchy relaxed its grasp. Indeed, only
the resolute purpose of the king, on the
one hand, and the menacing attitude of
the people on the other, induced the ma
jority in the senate and chamber to con
cede to their fellow countrymen the privi
lege of adopting or rejecting a radical re
vision of the old constitution. If the lib
erals have, as reported, carried yesterday's
election, the peaceful revolution is virtu
ally accomplished. Certain forms yet re
main before manhood and citizenship will
be the qualifications of suffrage, but a lib
eral victory must substantially settle the
Wit j France a republic, England a mon
archy only in name, and the German em
pire making rapid strides in the direction
of popular government it would be a
bame for Belgium any longer to bear the
antiquated yoke of a system framed in an
age when the people were regarded by
the rulers of JSurope as unfit for self gov
ernment, and when monarchs and nobles
still refused to accept the sublime and
simple truth expressed in the homely
verse of tbe Scottish poet, that.
"A king may make a belied knight,
A marquis, duke and a' that;
But an honest man's abooa hia might
A man's a man for a' that!
Don't Be Afraid
So many people avoid crowds and large
gatherings, because they are in constant
dread of being trod upon, and baying a
pet corn or ounicn painfully bruised
this can be avoided by the use of Gbrvso
Oern Cure Every bottle wai ranted
For sale by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale agents.
Tickets at half rates via the Burlington
route will be sold on account of the grand
annual encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans to be held at Busbnell, 111., June
26. Dc not fail to see this very interest
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM
BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH
Wit lie She Re-i d with Indifferent Kye
the Dally Pi per Her Young Heart
Was All AwiJke with Yearning, but,
Alaal He Was Not for Her.
ICopyrojht, 184, by Charles B. Lewis.
She aat on the j ilazza of her father's man
sion just at sunst t with a newspaper in her
hand She thought it would look more
careless when Livingstone came up the
graveled walk -nore as if she didn't
care a continents cocked hat whether fie
came or not. An 1 yet she djd care. She
had learned to love the artist with his
dark hair and e res of Al lampblack hue,
and that evening she was determined to
know her fate. The lower half of the
United States sun had dropped behind
Snover's hill when she lowered her eyes to
the paper andjeail:
I cure fits. Whet I say I cure I do not mean
merely to stop then?, for a time and then Lave
them return again. I mean a radical cure.
A step on the gr I vol I Her heart gave a
jump as she rais 3d her eyes. It was not
Livingstone, with his anient smile and
patent leather shoes, but the hired man
starting for town to buy mackerel for
breakfast. She east a glance about her,
and then her doelike eyes sought the paper
Not hint; has ever been produced to equal or
imnpare with It as I curative and healing ap
plication, it lias b mi used over forty years
and always affords r 'lief and always gives sat
isfaction. Sh: She hears tl e breaking of the front
gate, and she assi mes that indolent de
meanor which she, Lnowg matches te color
6f her hair so we . Meanwhile the sun
has qnft work foi the day. Tt was not
I jvingstjone f ter a )t bufc a neighbor's boy,
who had come lo inquire if they wanted
any cats killed eff r grass cut. Why drtes
be linger to delay5 She stares into the
purple west for a u omeut like one dream
ing and then reads igain:
Men's nnlanndcrec shirts, three ply linen
bosom, re-enfbrced si let, woll made and nicely
finished; price, forty-seven cents.
She is not a chain lightning reader. She
has been five minutes on the paragraph
when the old familiar step fairs on her
ears and Livingstc ne stands before her.
She looks up with a winsome smile, but it
is not returned. His face is clouded, and
there is a new pimp e on his nose.
"Isabel!" he begins in a low voice.
She does not. speat. She thinks it better
to appear totally ind ifferent to his presence
for aboot seven mini ites. Therefore, while
his heart is break i iw she turns tbe paper
over and reads:
Heart disease is by far the moat frequent
eawe of sudden death which in three out of
foor cases is unsuspec ed. Tho symirtorns b to
not generally nnderst xd. These are a habit
of lying on tho right side, short breath, pain
or distress In side, hat or shoulder, irregular
pa lee, asthma, weak a id hungry spells, swel
ling of ax kin or drops,-, oppression, dry cough
The. seven minutes now having expired
she looks np and DOdS for him to ring two
bells and go ahead.
"Isabel, I do not wish to take up your
valuable time," he says in a soft, melodious
voice, "but I have a confession to make."
"I LOVED TOD UNTIL I SAW YOUR MOTHER."
Thump! thump! thump! goes her maid
enly heart, and she tn ns away that he may
not see the glad light n her lilac eyes.
"My confession is tins." he goes on aa he
keeps his eyes on a sw lllow flitting about
in the evening sky. "1 loved you until I
saw your mother. Thtin all my love went
out to her. We have agreed to elope to
gether this night. I have come to ask you
to be a good girl and stay li me and keep
house for your poor father while we are
gone. Console him ali you can. Tell hiui
it was inevitable. Bi a comfort to him,
and don't forget that 3 o'clock in the after
noon is his hour for taking root beer.
Farewell, Isabel! I,atei on I may give your
mother the shake and t ettirn for you, but
until then ta! ta!"
And as he went forth into the gloaming
she sat there a speechlt ss statue. She had
the paper on her lap, and her downcast
eyes seemed to be perusing the lines:
Will young lady wearing gray mackintosh,
who got on the horse car at Van Huron street,
and got off at Franklin street nbout 8 p. ru.
yesterday, and who notict d gentleman sitting
opposite, please send her i.ddrese?
I aay they seemed to read. As a matter
of fact they did not set the words. They
could not. The cruel I low had killed her
deader than a door na 1, and the funeral
coat the old man ninety-two dollars, even
in that cheap town.
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
Tbe Editor Corrects a .Vroug Statement
and Keeps Up His End.
Disastrous Conflac ration. Friday
night at about 11 o'clock we were aroused
from our slumbers by the fearful cry of
"Fire!" uttered by a voi :e which evident
ly belonged to a baldheided, bowlegged,
cantankerous old oritur. On reaching
the street we discovered the office of our
contemporary in flames, while tbe alleged
editor thereof was dancing around on the
sidewalk and acting li te a era?- man.
The lurid tongues were lighting up the
heavens for miles around, and the demon
of destruction was about to be let loose
on the town, when we found a pail of wa
ter and dashed in and aiuelcbed tbe ser
pent tongues forever. Inv ?stigation proved
that the alleged editor of the bo called
weekly started the conflagration by upset
ting a lighted candle on 1 is straw bed.
The damage was next lay estimated by
an insurance agent at mil (1.17, but it was
nevertheless a disastrous fire and a heavy
loss for a plant worth only about four dol
lars, all told. But for our prompt presence
and reckless disregard t f danger onr es
teemed wou Id today lie a (eggar. His pa
per will probably come tut next weel as
usual, though there is i ot the slightest
reason on earth why it should. We have
been severely criticised to: putting out the
fire, and we feel that wi owe the people
hereabout an abject apology.
Sold Again. Sunday n orning last some
of tbe Clinch valley cowl oys heard that
we were over that way on visit to Colonel
Brill, and about twenty t f them laid for
us. They got sight of a naturalist from
Chicago, who was after a collection of in
sects, and ran him seven miles before they
discovered their error. The boys needn't
make any mistakes in future. Clinch val
ley is a beautiful spot, but it is not for us.
We don't propose to put our valuable neck
in a noose. As mayor of this town we are
too much for the cowboys when they come
in loaded for b'ar. Should we visit Clinch
valley they would be too much for us. We
are satisfied to stay right here. We know
a good thing when we see it.
Only a Rumor. Last week, while this
paper was temporarily left In charge of the
horse editor, he inserted an item to the
effect that we had gone over to Phoenix to
capture a $50,000 widow. We beg to an
nou nee that our horse editor was wrong.
The $50i000 widow turned out to be a plain
everyday widow, with less than $-100
A PLAIN EVERYDAY WIDOW,
hidden away in an old teapot on the top
shelf of the pantry. We had no proposi
tion to make. We are straight business.
The drop from frW.OOO to $386.50 was a little
too much for us.
NOT THE Man. Our horse editor, who is
an impetuous young journalist from the
east, published an item during our absence
last week which severely reflected on the
social standing of our esteemed fellow
townsman, Captain John Tarbell. The
item stated that he had skipped town to
avoid being mated 00 an old warrant
charging htm with killing a man in Penn
sylvania. Our horse editor can't remem
ber from whom he got his facta. He is a
very energetic young man. and meets so
many people in the course of tlie day that
he can't always stop to rememlwr which
one relntod this or that item of news.
We now leg to humbly announce that a
great injustice was done the gallant cap
tain. He never killed a man in Pennsyl
vania, and Instead of jumping the town Ik
whs playiug poker in the Red Staraaloon
when the paper was issued. lie was all
ready to come to the office and shoot OUT
horse editor when friends ad vised him to
await our return. We are very sorry that
such an error should have crept Into oar
columns. The captain bit a man's nose off
at PrusoUtt three years ago, and he killed
some sort of Indian or otiier over on the
Little Colorado river last fall, hut he was
never in Pennsylvania In his life. We hope
this apology will be accepted in the spirit
tendered and place him right before the
We are trying to give a sort of Twentieth
sentory flavor to our paper by employing
eastern journalists who happen along, but
We confess to being somewhat discouraged.
They don't exactly grasp the western situa
tion with iKith hands, There is a certain
chic to this climate only to bo Understood
by a journalist who has been shot at about
a dozen times.
BROTHER GARDNER ON HONESTY.
The World Has No I'se for a Strictly
"My frens," said Brother Gardner after
the regular meeting of the Limekiln club
had been duly opened. "Deacon Simmons,
of dis club, was olier to my house last
night. He cum ober to complain to me
dat Waydown Be bee, also of dis club, had
dun got de best of him on a trade. Brad
der lichee had traded him a mewl furn
shotgun, a banjo, a dawg an a dream
book. Dat mewl 'peared to be full o' biz
nesa while de trade was gwine on prtincin
around wid his head way up in de air an
his heels flyin out at elieything but de
deacon had skassly toted him home when
he sorter collapsed an fell down, an de last
report was to de effect dat his hours war'
"I want to take advantage of dis occa
shun to say a few words to yo' on de sub
jict of honesty. A good many y'ars ago
dar was a strictly houest man. He begun
life wid a determinashun tododesquar'
thing under all circumstances. He had a
cash capital of a5,000 an lots o' faith in
human uatur'. He planted watermillyons
and didn't hire nobody to watch de patch.
He kept chickens an didn't hev no lock on
de doah. He lent money an didn't ax fur
no L O. U. He signed bonds an notes an
didn't require no security. If he bought a
mewl he took de owner's word for it; if he
sold one he conscientiously p'inted out de
ringbones an spavins an owned up dat de
beast was gwine on twenty y'ars ole. My
dear frens, how long do yo' reckon dat
man lasted f In jest nine y'ars he was in
de porehouae, an he neber done got out
agin. It was an experiment. All de rest
f de kentry was watchin him to see how
de experiment would pan out. It was a
dead failure an a solemn warnin.
A MEWL FULL O' B1ZNESS.
"I say to yo'," continued the old rdan, as
he looked down upon the score of bald
heads on the front seats, "dat de world has
no use fur a strictly honest man. If yo am
in de possoffis doan' steal no letters. If yo'
am in a bank doan' steal no money. Doan'
beat yo'r landlord nor butcher nor grocer.
Doan' rob a blind man nor cheat an orphan.
Aside from dat yo am expected to take car
of No. one. If yo'r mewl baa got spavins
trade him off in the night. If somebody
sticks yo w'd a plugged coin yo' am ex
pected to pass it oft on a street kyar con
ductor. De tax assessor expects yo' to pre
varicate. De gas man Aggers dat yo' will
turn on all de burners if de meter gits
outer order. If yo' fail in biznessyo'r cred
itors am prepared to admire de lectio
scheme by which yo' beat em. We am all
honest up to lowwater mark; arter dat
doan' give odds on nobody.
"Deacon Simmons 'pears to feel it mo'
bekase he an Brudder Bebee belong to de
same club, an he reckons deir orter be a
fraternal feelin. So deir orter, but all fra
ternal feelin melts away when yo' swap
watches or trade mewls. 1 am a deacon in
achurch.butdoyo' reckon I'd lend one of de
odder deacons two dollars widout I had se
curity fur five dollars? I'ze bin libin right
'longside of a preacher fur nigh onto ten
y'ars, but would I swap watches wid him
onless I looked to see if he hadn't taken out
some of do wneels? As I said befo', be hon
est up to a sartin pint. Arter dat all men
expect yo' to take keer of yo'rself. Dat
mewl will no doubt die on de deacon's
hands, an while he will be 'leven dollars
outer pocket, he will hev gained twenty
two dollars' worf of experience. Let us
now attack de reg'lar bizuess of de
An ice wagon serves 55 customers in
Hie course of a day. Kach family should
receive 15 pounds of iee, but owing to the
nearsightedness of the driver the average
Weight is only 10. How much does the
wagon gain in one day, and why is it that
the nearsighted collector never takes a
three cent piece for a dime?
If one man with a lawn mower can arouse
3S people from sleep at 0 o'clock in the
morning, how many could 7 men with lawn
mowers arouse if they tried their level
H tlikes a district messenger boy 35 min
utes to travel IT'.I yards while on business
for the company, but only 4 when on his
way home. What is hia speed per hour in
each case? What is the (icr cent, compared
to attain lightning?
A has the sum of 1- in his pocket, when
B gives him a pointer on the races by
which he can win 13 times his capital.
What did the sum total amount to, and
n hy was it that A had to borrow a nickel
to get home on?
By adding 2 quarts and 1 gill of wnter to
his stock, a milkman brings the total
amount up to 7 quarts and 8 gillB, and
swears by the bones of his ancestors that
it is the pure quill. How much milk did
he have in tho first place?
A and B buy a lottery ticket, costing $5,
in partnership. A contributes fc!.90 and
B contributes $3.10. In case the ticket
draws (50,000, what share will each one
take? Needn't be in any hurry to work
A farmer has."; miles to drive. He figures
that while he is driving I mile his hired
man ought to hoe 3 rows of corn across a 7
ere lot. He gets home to find that only 7
rows have licen hoed in alL What was the
average per mile, and how long was the
hired man roosting on the fence?
An American Fable.
THE LAWYER AM) THE HORSE THIEF.
A Man who had !een Arrested for Stead
ing a Horse engaged a celebrated Lawyer
to Defend him. ami when the Case came
to Trial he was promptly Acquitted. In
deed, ns was afterward Ascertained, Seven
of the Jurymen were in Tears when they
left the Courtroom, and they were I'nani
moOS for'Not Guilty" on the first Ballot.
When the Lawyer came to Congratulate
his Client on the Verdict he found him
downcast and full of Woe.
" What, art Thou not full of Rejoicing
that Thon hast been Pronounced an Inno
cent and Honest Man:" exclaimed the
"Alas, nor replied the client. "I have
been Acquitted, it is True, but it will take
the Value of the Stolen Horse to Recom-
pense yon. Why didn't I Steal t he Mate
to him while I was about it. ami thus come
out ahead of the (fame"
Moral - It is hard for an Honest Man to
know just what i Ix-st to do in this De
ceitful World. M. QCAD.
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"Isn't she beautiful!" occasionally one
hears ibis expression, as a lady with a
strikingly loyely complexion passes along
the street. Certainly! she uses the fa
mous Blush of Roses, manufactured by
Miss Flora A. Jones, South Bend. Ind.
Supplied by T. H. Thomas. Price 75
cents per bottle.
And a Full Stock of all
Kinds of Fourth of July
W. TREFZ & CO. i
2223 Fourth Ave.
A aeries of Six Concerto will he given ty
PROF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
Admission 50 cents Ladiea accompanied with
T.isr Elm street electric cars direct to grounds.
E. OTTO. Manager.
, fi n-lirf-e. "1 "T of Tjiwr. S.I.
Ktifuin WmtwoT' .rites.iica.Sf.rlim ,iiytpu.a.
to nuter ho- Qb.tin.te or tea rtsniUlg. bold b rMS
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J. B. ZIMMErT"
Has Jnst received a large inrefco of the latest Imported aid DcmeMir Spring
Suitings, which he is selling at $25.00 and np. His line ot overcoatincs c.-,:.:
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, which he is selling at $0.00 : op. Call
and make onr selection while the stock is complete.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only $2.50 Per Cation
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And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Ave; .
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor eirici Builder.
1121 ar.d 112K Fonr'h avenne. Residence 111H Fonrth avenue.
Plans and speci2catiocs furnished on all classes of work : also aernt o t ri!ler's Paler.' - It
Sliding Blinds, something new, f iy.i.h and desirable.
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Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
I A. , k.nda ot Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Greet. Houses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest Ir la. 804 Brady Street, Davt.npori.lo
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . "D ir L Island,
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W A.i: kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimate for all kinds of bnUdli
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