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IVoNDAY. JCHK 27, 1898.
For President Q ROVER CLEVELAND
For Vice President ADLAl E. STEYENSuN
For Governor JOHN r ALTGELD
For longrtsaman at large JOHN 0 BLACK
ForCongrei-smanat large.. ANDREW J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Govirnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of Slate HU H1NRICHSKN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MALONEV
For Elector, 11th Dist J. II. HANLEY
Whitelaw Reid is about as great an
incubus as Harrison, and the republican
kite b not likely to reach a very high altitude.
At least there is nothing to explain
away about the dtmocrctic nominees.
Neither secured his nomination by ques
tionable methods, nor have either ever
been the foe of organized labor.
There might have been a candidate
nominated at Chicago wWwould insure a
larger democratic majority in New York,
but the nomination of Grover Cleveland
renders it possible for the carry teg of Illi
nois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan for
the democracy. There will be a fight all
along the Hoe bis fall.
BKN T. CABLE
What the Press Han to Hay Regarding
the SfW XattODPl ' mniltti cm tin
f rom 1 1 1 MJ
For national committeeman from Illi
nois Congressman Ben T. Cable of Rock
Island succeeds Erskine H. Phelps of
Chicago. This selection is a matter of
great importance to the democracy of
the state, especially as the nomination of
Adlai . Stevensou for the vice presiden
cy will bring to Chicago the sub-head-quarters
of the national democratic cam
paign, from which point, largely under
the control of Mr. Cable and the national
committeemen from Indiana, Michigan,
Wisconsin, Iowa, and the other north
western states, the campaign for this
section will be managed. Upon the
strength and wisdom of this western
headquarters will largely depend the suc
cess of tte democratic campaign in IJi
nois and the states oamt d, and as to these
things much will depend upon Congress
He is a man quite well known in polit
ical circles and represents the E eventh
district of Illinois in ongress. This
district includes the counties of Han
cock, Hendtrson, McDocough, Mercer,
Rock Island, Schujkr and Warren. Mr.
Cable resides in Rock Island and has ac
cumulated independent means in ranch
ing and manufacturing. He was born in
Georgetown, Sy., in 1853. and came
with his fathci'8 family to his present
home in September, 1856. He was edu
cated in the public schools of Rock Isl
and and the University ot Michigan,
graduating from the latter in 1876. He
was elected to the Fifty-second congress
as a democrat, receiviog 19 334 votes
against 17,461 for W. H. Gest, the re
publican candiiate. He is a young man
of great energy and considerable ambi
tion, and his party will look to him with
great interest and some anxiety during
the next few months to see how he will
master the important task that has been
committed to his care.
The Herald has won one victory aK
ready. The man it strongly urged for
national committeeman, Congressman
Ben T. Cable, of Rock Island, has been
selected by the delegation . No better
choice was open to them. He is young,
full of business, with a good head and a
handsome purse. He will in every way
commmand the respect and confidence of
his distinguished compeers aod to his
term of office will come the coveted crown
of recording Illinois as a democratic state
io a presidential year.
The democratic convention was in ses
sion for two hours yesterday and the only
name mentioned was that of James G.
Blaine . This came in the form of a reso
lution of sympathy offered by Ben Cable
and was received with applause. It was
the unconscious tribute that strong men
pay to a foeman worthy ! f their steel and
was extended at a time when the grim
messenger chills all differences. It was
a gracious and thoughtful act graciously
Congressman Ben T. Cable, of Rock
Island, is the new national committee
man frcm Illinois. Mr. Cable is young,
active, aggressive and a sincere believer
in democratic principles. Unlike many
others he is in politics to advance those
principles and not for personal ends.
Upon the national committee he will not
be the representative of a faction, but of
the whole party. He believes that the
position is a trust, not a perquisite.
The selection of Mr. Cable is one of the
wisest that could have been made.
The election of Hon . Ben T. Cable of
Rock Island as a member of the demo
cratic national committee recognizes the
ability of a talented young man and the
thorougly sound democracy of an ardent
laborer for his party. Congressman Cable
will honor the position as he has honored
his seat in the national legislature.
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3 1ST TO PLEASE HIM.
ELDER BROWN WANTED TO BE
HANGED, AND THEY DID IT.
He Didn't AVant to He Mean About It,
but He Hated to V alt t'ntll Snturday.
Judge Itebee Said le Never Would lo
Copyright, 1PTC, by Charles B. Lewis.
We simply had to hi iik him or pro back
ou law and custom and lose nil our dignity
as a mining ramp. Tl e elder wasn't a bad
man by any means. He'd been a real
church elder in Indiana, and he'd have
probably been there et if the preacher
hadn't eloped with Mr-i. Brown and sort o'
broke him up. He ised to pretend he
didn'tcaretwocents al out it, but we knew
he did. Fact is.no man's wife can slide
out and leave the supt er dishes unwashed
and the children Crying to be spanked and
put to bed without being missed. The el
der didn't go back on religion on account
of the mishap, but he Was down on preach
ers like a ton of brick. If he could have
leen turned loose with a hundred of them
he'd have considered it a failure if one got
He'd leen with us at Strawberry Hill
over six months whet he did t lie killing.
One day he heard lb it a preacher was
down at Tomahawk Point, nnd he went
down to be the deatl. of him. Preacher
had gone the day before, and the elder
came hack all broke up and out of sorts.
A miner named Dan Peppers flung mt
something mean, and the elder lost con
trol of himself and hit him with a pickax
handle and killed him on the spot. There
wasn't any need of a trial. A dozen men
saw the killing, and tl e elder himself ex
plained: "I'm guilty, of courst , and thar's no need
pf you wastin time ii foolin around. I
know the law and expet t you'll enforce it."'
"Yes, we've got to h; ng you, of course,"
said Judge Bebee, who was the boss of our
diggings in the mattt r of law and order,
"but thar's no great rush about it. Iet's
sec. Today is Tuesday. How would you
like to be hung along a out Friday or Sat
urday, elder? Friday's the regular hang
ing day, of course, but ve kin jest as well
wait till Saturday afternoon. I never did
believe in rash in such things."
"I don't see uo object in waitin," replied
the elder, as he put 1 is coffeepot on the
fire in front of his si anty. "As long as
I've got to hang I m .ght as well go ter
morrer. I don't like to hev things on my
mind to worry over.1'
"I know, elder I k now just how you
feel," blandly continued the judge, "and
yit we ain't rushed. We don't want to
string you tip like on would drive a hog
outer the garden. If y u kin git ready by
Saturday that'll do fur us."
The elder growled about the delay, but
finally agreed upon the day, and two men
were detailed to guard him in his shanty.
He kept his patience fairly well until
Thursday morning, wl en he sent for the
judge and said:
"liOok here, judge, I don't want to be
mean and low lived, b it I ain't goin to
stand this any longer. 1 want to be hanged
"Why. bless you, elder, we agreed on
"I know it; but I ain't takin a bit of
comfort over this. Beit as I'm the one to
be hung I think 1 c rtcr hev my say
"Ves.it does appear kinder that way.
I'll blow the horn and gft the boys up and
see what they say."
I WANT TO BE HANGED ruts AFTERNOON."
Wewcreall called inn id the case stated,
ami a vote was taken as to whether we
should knock oft work to oblige the elder.
The motion was carried by nine majority,
and the judge returned to the shanty to
"Elder, it gives inc unalloyed pleasure
to inform you that you nre to be hung this
afternoon at 2 o'clock!"
"Thanks!" replied the elder. "Our boys
nre always aleetleslow. Git 'em around
on time jf you kin."
"VU do my pKrtieat elder, and now
you'd better prepar1 fur your journey.
You're goin over the t;reat divide, and
you'll never return."
At exact ly 2 o'clock the elder was stand
ing on t he head of a po k barrel under a
tree while a rope was m ule fast to a limb
above his head.
"Elder," said the judge, after seeing
everything in order, "the boys are expect
ing a little speech from you on this au
"I've got nuthin to fay," replied the
elder. "Doggone my but tons, but I'm glnd
"Don't be in no rush, elder; lots of time
to turnaround in. If jou want to talk
we'll give you nn hourot two. It'll break
the afternoon for us, any now, you know."
"I'm no talker. Go ahead with your
"Wall, elder, it's only lateral you'd be a
leetle outer sorts under t lesarcumstances,
and we won't keep you a ny longer. Good
by to yon!1
There was a rope fast to the barrel. A
dozen men pulled on it ind the elder was
swung off. He died very easy, and that
evening after the burial Judge Bebee ob
"I don't want to seem cipshus and over
pertickler, but it does appear to me that
after the way we humor -d that elder he
orter hev spread hisself on a speech. It's
the Inst time I'll put my ;elf out to hang a
man two days ahead of time!"
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
Tin Kill tor Shown That He Is Also a
i.i. -i Orator.
Our Gukat Speech. In response to a
petition signed by manj eminent citizens
of the town, his honor the mayor (who is
out-self) called a public meeting last Friday
evening to discuss the subject of voting
aid to the projected Tuc- n and Salt lake
railroad. The court boose was crowded to
auffocntiiaa, as they say in Boston. The
iditor ot our esteemed ontemporary not
mly had the gall to attend the meeting,
"out the unheard of brass o arrange to be
ailed on for a speech. The callers were
half breed Joe Brown ant that old loafer
known as Lazy Jim, and I ot h were paid to
sr. ut, of course. It is needless to add that
our esteemed made an ass of himself. He
wasn't two minutes in satisfying the
crowd that he had never traveled twenty
miles over a railroad, even on a deadhead
pass. At the end of five minutes he was
led off the platform and steered down
Vociferous cheers, as they say in Phila
delphia, suddenly burst forth from all
parts of the room. They were cheers for
us. Next instant hundreds of voices were
calling for the editor of the greatest week
ly paper in America and the most popular
mayor in all Arizona. We would not have
been human, as they say in Chicago, had
we not felt flattered. We hesitated, as is
usual on such occasions, and the calls
merged into one long continued recogni
tion of our public popularity. At length,
with a modest demeanor befitting the oc
casion, as they say in St. Jxniis, we ad
vanced to the front. The cheers broke out
afresh, and we cannot conceal the fact that
at that moment we were the proudest man
in America. Our esteemed contemporary
was down in the middle of the street and
listening, nnd when round nfter round of
wild applause reached his- ears, and he
realized our popularity, he wandered forth
into the night a crushed and broken critter.
WE 6POKK IN THIS STRAIN FOR A QCAR
TKR OK AN HOUR.
The instant we began speaking that vast
multitude was hushed to profound silence,
as they say in Cincinnati. We started otir
data with the first railroad built in Amer
ica, and gradually brought it down to
date. We proved beyond question, as they
say in Buffalo, that the railroad was the
civilizer of the world. We declared that
every line of railroad built in Europe had
averted a war, and the applause was deaf
ening. We spoke in this strain for a quar
ter of an hour, hurling solid facts and
figures at our intelligent audience with
startling vigor nnd unimpeachable ac
curacy, as they say in Omaha, and then
we changed to fervid eloquence. The effect
was electrical, ns they say in Detroit. We
appealed to the audience ns pioneers, sons
of toil, gentlemen, scholars nnd states
men. Iu imagination we brought n railroad
into town and sketched the lencfits it
wrought with pen of lurid flame, as they
say in Washington. The railroad brought
wealth, culture, refinement, lmiled shirt-,
factories, churches, schools and other
bles.-ings. It drove out the mt man,
jugged the loafer, put away the gun and
transformed our one story shanties into
stately business blocks of stone anil iron.
We closed with a peroration which left
us wet to the hide and as imp as a rag,
but it caught the assemblage. When our
voice died away every man rose to his feel
with a war whoop of admiration, and the
mighty reverberations of that Niagara of
popular respect and tribute, as they say
in Cleveland, thundered forth into the
night and reached the ears of our broken
and humbled esteemed contemporary ns he
leaned on I he fence of our private grave
yard and kicked himself because he had
never shot a man.
It was a great night for this town ami
for us. The people will not only vote a
Ixmus of $30,000 to the railroad, but we
will have a second term ns mayor by a
still larger majority, and the subscription
list of The Kicker will grow apace. We
know that we are in it to stay, and the
knowledge makes us happy and proud.
MR. AND MRS. BOWSER.
Only a Mother Can Make Baby Under
stand. "Mrs. Bowser, do you look upon that
child as an infernal idiot?" suddenly ex
claimed Mr. Bowser the other evening as
she was talking to the baby while prepar
ing him for bed.
"Why, o courgc, not!" she replied with
a startled demeanor.
"Oh, you don't! Don't intend to bring it
up for an asylum, then!'"
"Mr. Bowser, what do you mean?"
"And what language do you expect him
to speak when he grows up?" continued
Mr. Bowser without heeding her question.
"Why, the English language, of course."
"IN CASE TOU WANT TO GET CP RAISE
tour near hand."
"English, eh? Then why don't you talk
to him in English? I've been watching
and listening for the last month, but
haven't been able to get onto the dialect.
Is it Cherokee, nat ive African, Portuguese,
South Sea Island or what ? He may possi
bly be able to say 'sugar' or 'eat' in the
English language when he grows up, but
I doubt if he goes beyond that."
"Do you refer to the wuy I talk to him?"
"Of course 1 do. If you'd been jabbered
t in that way iu your infancy you wouldn't
know enough now to go down to the gro
cery and ask for clothespitis. I don't
wonder that the child is howling half the
time. He must be thoroughly disgusted
with such talk."
"You have got to talk baby talk to ba
bies, haven't you?" she queried in a doubt-
"No, ma'am; you haven't not tiniest
the said babies were liorn with sawdust in
the head in place of brains. I believe that's
what ails half the adult population of this
country today they were made fools of by
their mothers during infancy aud child
hood. I don't want to be arbitrary about
anything I never am arbitrary but you
will oblige me very much indeed by stop
ping this nonsensical talk at once and for
ever." "Your mother talked baby talk to you,"
said Mrs. Bowser after a long silence, dur
ing which young Bowser wns trying to get
his bare foot into his mouth.
"Never! Never talked a word of such
nonsense! My mother was a woman of
"How should babies be talked to?"
"The same as a grown person, of course.
Do yon suppose that a young'un under
stands you when you say, 'You 'ittleungel,
turn an see oor darlin mamma' "
"Of course he does!"
"Bosh! I'll prove to you that it's all
nonsense nnd that you nre making a fool
of him. Now. then, put him in the crib
and get out of his sight. I propose toshow
you that he's got sense and can understand
The child was deposited In the crib
kicking and crowing and smiling, and
Mrs. Bowser retreated out of range ol
vision. Mr. Bowser then advanced, arms
folded, and with sober face and in sober
"William .J., in case you nre inclined to
sit on my knee for awhile extend yi ..:
Baby didn't extend. He Btopped kick
ing nnd the smile on his face was replaced
by a look of wonder.
"Your mother having stepped out for a
moment." continued .ir. Bowser, "you are
in my charge. In case you want to get op
raise your right hand as a signal."
What baby suddenly raised was a howl
of terror nnd dismay which could have
been heard clear across the street, and
Mrs. Bowser dashed Mr. Bowser aside,
grabbed the child in her arms and tossed
him up and down and exclaimed:
"Dere! Dere! Did oo great big papa
scare oo almost to def? Too bad too bad!
He shan't scare mamma's 'ittle angel no
Mr. Bowser sat down with a great jar,
flushing from red to white and back again.
The howls died away, the tears ceased to
fall and in forty seconds baby was smiling
"You see," began Mrs. Bowser in ex
planation; "you see that babies"
"I don't see a thing not a thing!" inter
rupted Mr. Bowser, as he reached for his
paper. "I have told you that you were
making a fool of that young'un. I have
also proved it to you. You are bound and
determined to go ahead, and I have noth
ing more to say. In future years, when
the children run after him and yell 'Fool
Bowser F perhaps you'll enjoy the fun.
Take him away and continue right on!"
And even when the youngster called,
"Goo! goo!" and kicked and struggled to
get his hands ou Mr. Bowser's bald spot
and smooth it down. I lie old man refused
to uotice his existence on earth.
M. Of AD.
A. Family Satisfied!
Read What Mr and Mrs. Burklund
Have to Say in Regard to Their
Treatment at Scott
Mr. John Burkluml. corner MMI st. and itli avi
Mnlirie, IB : , ,
"I have lived in Valine for the last i.ycar? nnd
have been a sufferer from catarrhal deafness for
the raft thr.eor four year?. I visited the scon
Medical Insiitnte wilh my wife, ami afl.r the
coml treatment I felt Defer. Within a week I
had a large Mib-tanie rem. veil from my oars and
I could Immediat.lv hear. I can hearts we I
froi. oi c ear now us 1 ever did, and my other car
is nearly well, ai d I have not treated one month.
My eye ould run wa er for the puft four or live
viors. Thev are now well. I m 73 years old
' ml am employed by the Moline Plow Company.
Wry. John Burklund, cor. 20th St. andGihave
"I have had catarrh for a nnmber of yearn, and
my symptoms were those or ordinary catarrh. My
nose and thJoat would fill with mucus. I hail
severe headache and a roaring and blazing noise
in my ears. I have had severe headache for the
past six years. Bowels were in bad shape and air o
mystoitach I now ft el well with one months
treatment. I can heir all right ; my bowels nnd
stomach are all rght and 1 have to more head
ache. Both myself and husband con heartily recom
mend The faculty of lhe Scot Med cal -nstitute to
those atSic cd nd If tbey comet cure yon they
w ill frankly tell yon so."
It should take from two to four months of
regular tn a ment to cure catirrh, commencing at
a favorable season of the year. Patients troub'.ed
with catarrh taking trea ment under the above
conditiotis who nre not cured in that length of
time will be TREATED THEREAFTER FREE
until tbey arc cared.
$5.00 A MONTH.
Catarrt and kindred disesses treated bt the uni
form rate of $5 a or nth. med clnes free. For all
other diseat es ' he rites will be low and uniform
and in proportion to the actual cost of the medi
The $S a month cird will only hold good up to
nnd including July 3d. 1 vj
SPECIAL TIES: Catarrh. E. e, Ear.
Nose. Throat. Ludbf and all forms of
Chronic Diseases no matter bow lone
standing. No case taken where there is
anv doubt of a rompleie cure.
Special a tention given to diseases of
women and children
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Sliding Blinds, something new, sty'.ish and desirable.
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B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Bnilder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8k. . .
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