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Tcksdat, Jolt 19. 1893.
DEMOCRATIC XATlOXAIi TICHGT.
For President 6 ROVER CLKVELAXO
rot Vice President ADLAI . STEVKNSON
For Governor JOHN P ALTGKLD
For Congressman at large JOHN C BLACK
For Congressman at large.. ANDRE W J ITCNTKK
For Lieutenant Govt rn or JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State VtMHUINRICHSEN
For Auditor , DAVID OCR B
ForTreasnrer RCFTJS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General M T MaLONKY
For Elector, 11th Dist . J. II. HANLEY
The Democratic voters In the several coantles
comptisins the Kleventh Congrsseional District
are requested to seed delegates to a Congress
ional Convention to be held t Monmonth, Illinois,
THVKSl'AY, SEPT. 1, 1883.
t 10:30 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for congress, a member of tbe
board of equalization, and to transact such other
bosinrss as may be presented for the consider -tion
of tbe convention The several counties in
the congressional district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis of one delegate for
very J0 votes and one for a fraction of 100 votes
or over, cat for Edward 8. Wilson, for sta'e
treasurer in 1890, as follows:
Counties. . Votes 1890 No. Del.
Rock lsUnd 4,381 si
Mercer a,ot 10
Henderson tM4 5
Warren ,2Vi 11
Hancock 4,tt05 90
McDoiough 8,258 16
Schuyler l,ift4 10
By order of Democratic Congressional commit -tee
of the E event h Congressional district of Illi
nois. J. w. PoTTEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Cooa. Sec'y.
Honmonib, 111., July 9, 1992.
President Cleveland's tariff message
of 18S? received no warmer commeuda
lion from any source than in tbe editorial
columns of the Chicago Tribune. Speak
ing of tha message Dec. 7, 1S87. the
Tribune said: "The message is able and
statesmanlike; luminous in style; per
spicuous in statement; clear in its reason
in;, and irrefutable in its conclusions."
Boston Herald: The excuse for high
tariffs of late years is chit fly that hich
tariffs are in the interest of labor. Yet
here is a state in which a high tariff has
been longer relied upon, and is applied
to more industries than in any other, and
yet labor in it is more dissatisfied, more
unhappy, more aggrieved and more tur
bulent than anywhere else in the country.
Tnere is a lesson to be learned from this
as regards which there is no excuse for
mistaking. It is that high protection,
when the most fully applied, is a failure
in its effect upon labor. High protection
does enable those who are assumed to
benefit by it to make great fortunes. No
one will doubt that who knows of the
millions accumulated by the Scotta, the
Carnegies and the Bessemer steel mag
nates; but while these princely returns
are being realized the workmen are in a
condition which results in chronic dis
content, too often finding vent in bloody
outbreaks like that now appalling tbe
The l'ninniir"(irts l.rrt."'
Altogether the must interesting and in
Btructive evidence given to the congress
committee that is investigating affairs at
Homestead came from William Roberts, a
vrorkmsn and a former officer of tbe
Amalgamated association. Mr. Roberts
was interrogated on the point which Mr.
Prick had refused to elucidate, tbe labor
tost of the Homestead products. He ad
mitted that he had made 63 much as 144
iu a eir'e month, but added that be bad
also worked for as little as 98 cents a day;
the variation being "due to breakage and
want of steel." Mr. Oates, of the com
mittee, then asked the witness:
" What is the labor cost of a ton of
"Our scale," answered Mr. Roberts,
'calls for 54 cents, but we were told at
the conference that it was not a question
of tonnage, but a question of pay-roll,
which means that tney want to reduce
our wages. It was the people who mtde
tbe lowest wages that were reduced.
The company argues that improved ma
chinery increased the output, and neces
sarily advanced wages. It also increases
the labor. Tnere was a reduction of 18
per cent in our department, regardless of
the price of billets."
Mr. Boatner "You think that ir the
manufacturers are protected to the extent
of 75 to 100 per cent you ought to get a
share of it?"
I thick so, too." (Smiles in which
Mr. Frick tried to join )
Mr. By n urn "Where doesthe consumer
"I suppose be gets left." (Smiles in
which Mr. Frick did not join )
The case was never put in fewer wordF,
Protection" at Homestead (and else
where) is a gime in which the employer
and his employes are banded to fleece the
consumer. Tbe employe is supposed to
get a share of the swag, and so become a
supporter of "protection." But at Home
stead Carnegie and Fiick proposed to
"hog" all the spoil .and the defrauded
workmen "gave the snap away."
It is not in vain that such battles are
fought, because, when the beneficiaries
of tbe rubber tariff fall out there is al
ways some chance that honest men may
get a show instead of, as Mr. Roberts
puts it, "getting left."
The It lark llawk Ian.
The Black Hawk Inn will cater to the
orderly c'ass of citizens. Questionable
characters are not permitted on tbe
groands, and an efflcer will.be in isjuend
anoe to enforce . .this rule.. Uisbes,' cut
lery and tableware for rent, and coffee,
c-eam. sugar, hot water, etc., for sale to
picnic parties. J. E. Montrose.
THE LIMEKILN CLUB.
SMOTHER GARDNER TALKS ABOUT
Be Dissects Sawed Off Johnson's Argu
ment That the Lord Made Them, and
Therefore That Any One Can Help Him
self. Copyright, 12. by Charles B. Lewis.
"Am Sawed Off Johnson in dia hall to
night?" inquired Brother Gardner as the
secretary announced that there was no
further business on his desk.
Sawed Off, who is a man only five feet
high, with great breadth of beam, was on
the back row of benches and had just got
ready for his second nap. He waited long
enough to tighten each suspender by two
inches and then scuffed np the aisle to the
"Brudder Johnson." said Brother Gard
ner as he looked down upon him, "I war
In de grocery de odder night when yo' cam
in dar an got up a discushun wid a white
man. I was in the shadder of a box o' cod
fish an yo didn't see me, but I heard all
yo' said. Yo'r argyment was on de subjick
"Yo' argy&ed dat de Iawd made de
watermrllyon, an darfore anybody could
"Yes, sah, dat's my opinyon."
"An yo'r opinyon hain't worf shucks,
Brudder Johnson! De Lawd dun made
apples an taters an oranges an sich, but
whar do yo' git yo'r right to take 'em?
De Lawd dun made de airth, but kin yo'
git any of it widout cash?"
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"TO DIDS'T SEE ME, IUT I TTEArcn ALL TO'
"I I didn't think if dat, sah," stam
mered Sawed Oft.
"Reckon not: Yo is jest like some
chuckle headed white men I knows of.
Kberythin dey knows is put into one argy
ment. Yo' stood right up dar ly de cheese
box an waved ye'r arms around an yelled
at de top of yo"r voice, an yo' mnde dat
white man believe yo' had do Bible, de
law. liberty an ri;;ht on yo'r side."
"Ize werry sorry, sail."
"I 'spect yo' am, but I want to say a few
words to yo' jest de same. De vrater
millyon didn't t''t yere until a Ions time
arter man. Jet how lie made it I dunao,
but his mouf was waterin fur water
millyon an he had to Lev it. Dar may hev
bin a time when iiiillyons crowed wild, an
each one was as big as a beer Uvg an had a
red core an a thin rind. It must hev bin
nice to lib in dose days. i If dar was sich a
time it soon passed away, an a man who
wanted mill yons had to pre;are do ground
an plant de seeds. Dat made projicrty of
de fruit. Do vo' fciler me, Brr.ddtr John
son?" 'I docs, sah."
"Dat disposes of yo'r hull argyment.
Under only one sarcu instance has a pusson
de slightest legal or moral right to visit
anodder man's truck patch an take away
a watermillyon. If yo' had climbed np on
yo'r cabin roof to stop a leak an slid off an
broke yo'r leg, an yo' had bin Iyin in bod
'bout six weeks will a fever, an it jest
seemed to yo' dat iin:fiii on airth would
taste so good as a lig hunk of watermill
yon, den yo' would pureeed ;is fullers: Yo'
would consr.lt the almanax in regard to
de moon. Yo' would sorter itifpiar around
to diskiver if de man had a d.iwg. Yo'
would draw a sort o' war map of dat
patch an pint out to t he ole woman nil de
holes in de fence. Vo' would cnuslm her
dat all de biggest, ripest en jueiest mil I
yons alius lie no'th an south. Vo' would
instruct her dat a rie lr.illyon alius gives
out a peecoliar sound when yo' tunk on it.
Do yo' fuller me, KrwliJer Johusonf
"I lie08- sah."
"De els woman has got tie millyon. She
crawls back frew de fence. She reaches
home. She takes de butcherknite an cuts
it squar in two, an at de fust bite of yo'r
half yo' begin to feel lietter. Hyde time
yo' have devoured it all de fever is all gone
an yo' git up an walk mound. Am dat
all? Xo, sah! A'rter a few j'ars, when yo'
hev got somthin ahead, yo' want to meet
de white man who owned dat millyon an
offer to pay fur it. If he doan' take it yo'
am so much ahead. If he does, den yo'd
better send de ole woman arter another to
make even. Dat's all, Brudder Johnson.
Does yo' see whar" yo' was lame in yo'r
"Werry plainly, sah."
"Den yo' kin sot down. What I hev
said to yo' I hev said to all others as well.
I hev no doubt dat dis am gwine to be de
biggest watermillyon season for twenty
y'ars, an dat ebery millyon am gwine ter
be unusually large and juicy, but we must
not deceive ourselves by false argyments
an wicked theories, ebcu if we do.in' git a
bite. We will now bust de meet in up an
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
The Editor Oet Away from the Clinch
A Surprise Paktt. Last week Major
Cowan, the owner of Sunset ranch, over in
Clinch Valley, invited us over to eat Sunday
dinner with him and look over his grounds
retcuxixg to Tgws.
and' buildings. , is editor of; The Kickek
we liave been very frank in our criticisms
of. tbe Clinch Yatley cowboys. As mayor
of this town we have wounded three of
them and kept the crowd oa their good le-
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havior when they have come into.the city.
It was therefore with afeelingof hesitancy
that we saddled our mule last Sunday
morning anil set out for the major's. We
had proceeded as far as Turkey Bend, and
were communing with the spirit of nature
and loading our guns for business when
about thirty cowboys led Iry Bill Wheeler,
who has a standing offer of (100 for
either of our ears, suddenly broke cover
from the scrub half a mile away. e
were not looking for subscriptions among
that crowd, neither did we care to go into
any extended argument of the political sit
uation on the Lord's day. We decided to
return to town by the shortest route. For
about a mile the crowd was within shoot
ing range. We counted seventy-six bul
lets which passed within speaking distance
of us. We finally began to gain, and a
mile out of town we were a mile ahead of
the gang. All stopped at the city limits,
while we came iuto town on a gentlocanter.
and attended church service as usual. We
haven't the slightest complaint to make
against the action of the cowboys. It is
tneir business to kill us off If they can. and
on the other hand we shall pepper every
one who shows his head in town. It was
rather a surprise on us, but we think we
did tbe right thing in the right place.
A Disappointment. The Kicker no
longer has a horse editor. When the young
man who has been sporting that title came
along here four months ago, fresh from the
feminine east, he assured us that he felt
himself equal to any emergency. We
could offer him only seven dollars a week,
but he did not hesitate a moment. All he
wanted was a chance to work up. We
have always been rather doubtful of him.
He didn't have the genuine western mo
tion to his right arm in reaching back for
his gun. He practiced two hours a day
for weeks and weeks, but while he visibly
improved on the motion there was always
a certain stiffness about the shoulder
muscles. He was an agreeable fellow,
however, and his department was interest
ing to all readers, and we kept him along
and hoped that he might somehow squeeze
Tuesday morning what we had feared
carne to pass. Our horse editor started
for Ixme Tree to look at some fancy stock.
On the way over he met half breed Joe
Briff, whom we once flung through the
alley window of this office. Joe rightly
looked upon him as our representative
and stopped him on the highway. We
should have perforated Joseph's carcass
exactly six times before he had uttered
two whoops, but our horse editor hadn't
pot his hand back before he was covered.
He was then made to dismount, and that
leather faced half breed, who hasn't got
two inches of spinal column, disarmed
him, spat in Ins face, rublx-d sand in his
hair and made him sing and dance until
he fell exhausted. lie graciously permit
ted our representative to return to town
at the cud of an hour, but we did not know
him when he walked into the office. As
soon as ho had told his story we mounted
our mule and flew out tot he spot, hoping
to Gnd the half breed lingering about. We
beat up the country for two miles around,
but he was not to be found.
As stated above we have no horse editor
now. Upon returning to the oflice we told
the young man he must go. He seemed to
fully realize the situation himself, and
was already packing up. He was bauiy
broken up, and wo felt sorry for him, and
we hereby wish to recommend -Lini to any
paper east of Kansas or Nebraska which
has a situation open. He is a capital
writer, bat too alow on the draw for this
section. In a community where tbe horse
editor defends himself with a dab or brass
knuckles he'd be invaluable. We shall
wipe out tbe stain aa far as pusaible by
shooting the half breed at the tirst oppor
tunity. TACKLINQ A BEAR.
tic Was Determined to I o It, and lie
1 was smoking a pipe with the old man
ou a log in front of his door when a Turk
came along with a dancing bear, headed
for Nashville. He signified that he was
thirsty, and was told to go to the well and
help himself. While he was drinking his
fill and supplying the bear the old man
was giving bruin a careful looking over.
Presently he said:
"I've seen dead loads o' b'ars in this yere
state of Tennessee, but dod rot my biittona
if I ever saw a critter like that before! I
i h ;
jest feel like I wanted to tackle him! D'ye
reckon that b'ar would be much on the
"Well, he's a pretty good chunk of a
bear, and I think he'd be too much for a
man," I replied.
"Dura his pictur', but I think I kin
break his back! Say, you!"
"Look yere, Stephen, what yo' all gwine
to do now?" inquired the wife as she came
"Gwine to tackle that b'ar!" he replied.
"It's bin a right smart while since I had
hold of a b'ar, and I'm gittin lonesome."
"Don't yo' go fur to do it! You's got
plenty of business without fussin with
b'ars." Better tackle that yerebrcsh fence."
"Got lonesome to tackle a b'ar, Sally,
and 'twon't do no good to gabber at me.
Say, stranger, I want to hev a turn at that
I don't think the Turk understood what
was wanted. He had taken the bear's
muzzle off to let him drink, and he now
replaced it aud stood looking at us in a
"Stephen, don't make no fool o' yo'self !"
cautioned the wife as the old man pulled
off his vest and spat on his hands.
Til tackle that durn critter if it busts
me! Whoop! Whoopee! Hear me crack
his blamed ole spinal column!"
The bear was standing tip when the old
man rushed in. The Turk let go of the
chain with a shout of dismay and ran
down the road, and man aud bear tumbled
into th& dust and rolled over and over and
were almost hidden from sight. The wife
and I sprang forward, but coiild do noth
ing. The bear growled and the old man
shouted, and they tumbled around for two
minutes lefore bruin broke away aud
lumbered off after his frightened master.
Then we looked for the old man. He was
there, and almost as naked as the day lie
was born. He was tied up in a knot, but
-t .' -C--
ra finally straightened him out, lugged
I him into the house and got the remains of
him on a bed. Then we brushed ana
washed and rubbed until we got the dust
out of him. He was clawed from the top
of his head to the end of his big toes, and
we worked a good two hours to dress his
hurts. He recovered consciousness after
the first half hour, but didn't say anything
until we were all through; then he faintly
"Sally, did yo' pay the Turk?"
"What fur, Stephen?"
"Fur his dead b'ar. I didn't mean to do
it, but when I got my favorite back holt on
him and he wouldn't squat I jest let out
and busted his dod blamed backbone into
"Stephen, has yo' got yo'r mind?" asked
the wife as she bent over him.
"Of co'se I has."
"And yo' think yo' killed that b'ar?"
"Of co'se I do."
"Then let me say yo' don't dun know
nuff to soak yo'r head in the rain bar'l!
That b'ar licked yo' to shoestrings in
about a minit, and yo'll be mighty peart If
yo' git outer this bed agin in fo' weeks!
dun tole yo'. but yo' wouldn't heed!"
"Stranger, waa it a fair fout?" he asked
"And I was licked?"
' "You were."
He looked surprised and incredulous for
a moment and then whispered:
"Licked by a b'ar! Now let the Lawd
inn take me away, fur I'll never hold up
my head agin on this airth no moT
If one ten-year-old boy and twenty feet of
garden hose can wet three milk wagons,
two street cars, an ice wagon, a furniture
van and sixteen pedestrians inside of ten
minutes, what could five ten year-old boys
with the same amount of hose do in twen
ty-one minutes, if properly encouraged to
make a record ?
James was left a legacy of $7,000, and he
plays f50 per day on the races to double it.
For every $100 he wins he loses $325. At
this ratio how long will it be liefore he can
afford sealskin trimming on his overcoat?
A l)oy who is sent to the postorlice on a
hot day for four dollar' worth of postage
Stamps folds up the sheets and puts them
In his hind pocket, of course. He then
plays a game of marbles with Dick Dead
eye, a game of leapfrog with the Kohinson
boy and takes a whirl on roller skates for
half an hour. Upon his return to the
office he finds per cent, of the stamps
fondly glued together. What number did
It costs 1 cent s to grow a Georgia wa
termelon: 31-.' cents to get it to a railroad
depot; f.V cent to get it to New York. It
is then sold for seventy-five cents, and the
purchaser loses two days' time at four dol
lars per day, and has t'v.o visits from a
doctor at three dollars per visit. What is
the entire cost of the melon, which' was
green, of course, although the seller war
ranted it dead ripe ou his honor? Add the
value of his honor, four cents, and what is
the gross sum?
A farmer has eighteen rows of corn, each
row containing seventy-eight hills. He
wishes to divide the hills among five
tramps who lost their all iu the Chicago
fire and have staid all night m the bam
and been given a hearty breakfast. IIoiv
many hills did each tramp hoe that is,
how long did it take tbe gang of them to
get out of sight down the road while the
farmer was making bis calculations cm a
. A doctor laiys forty cents' worth of early
h ar vest apples and thirty-five eetita werth
of Mieww-ippi pluina and dietfitmtea thorn
aiming thirteen Iwiya. ! the larst twvfxty
four hovira he has sevvs ali-at $ ..10 per
rail; how much was his total outlay, and
what was his clear profit on the invest
ment? M . tl AD.
Only a riorspshoe Nail.
She was a beautiful girl, upon whoso
lustrous curls twenty summers hail laid
their roses in showers of color and fra
grance, and upon whose fair .-boulders the
decree of fashion had placed a pair of sus
penders. If ai:y who read these lines have not
yet get themselves upon this fad they
should at once look up the latest fashion
She was radiant in her loveliness, and
the young mau who sat beside her when
tho shadosvs of evening fell was as happy
as she was beautiful.
It was an iridescent combination.
lie had proposed and been accepted and
he had just concluded a wild, impulsivo
embrace that now was tapering off gradu
ally in a tender, ono armed hug as linger
ing as a case of the grip in a hard winter.
"George," she murmured, "will yon do
me n favor?"
"A million!" he exclaimed, with tropical
luxuriance, "a million times a million,
"One is enough, deary," she said, with a
oft little smile of joyous contentment.
"What is it, darling?" he whispered.
drawing her closer to him.
"Will you lend me a horseshoe nail ?" she
lisped, blushingly. "We have busted my
And George's great heart yearned and
broke then, for he had come to the trysting
place without a horseshoe nail. Detroit
In for a Sinecure.
The pastor began by interrogating the
little girl, and before he knew it she was
doing something iu that line herself.
"Ain't you a preacher?" she asked.
"Yes," he admitted, pointedly.
"Preachers are good, ain't they?"
"They ought to be."
"I think so."
"What do you do?"
"I try to make myself and everybody
"Is that all?"
"Yes, and if I can do that I have done
enough and I am sure of my reward."
"What is that?"
"I'll go to heaven when I die."
"Is heaven a good place?"
"Yery, very good."
"Everybody goes there?"
"Well, what'll you do for a living when
you go to heaven?" Exchange.
The Short and Straight Way.
Rich Man If I make out a will Low am
I going to know whether it won't be con
tested or not?
Lawyer There is one way to make a
sure thing of it and avoid all unnecessary
Kicli Man How is that?
Lawyer Make It out to me direct. Ex
Concluded do Wouldn't.
Briggs Why, old man.' I thought you
had gone away on your vacation. I saw
you down town the ether day burins a lot
of outing clothes. - "
Griggs (sadly) Yes. That is why I
didn't go. Clothier and Furnisher.
f J?ree little kitteip, soiled fteir niiUeip.
tfqd didijt kiov vt lo do;
YiliWise old friend
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W Ijeij se little kittens, washed Hjcir rens f
WMisSOAPof amber hue, 1
"Were as brijfyr dJfd soft as r$vf.
Santa Claus Soap-Made only by
J. B. ZTTVnVIER,
Use Just received a large !rclee Of tie LtttZt
Suitings, which be is celling at CflOssd CJX .
west of Chicago. A very flr-o line of rftt t
and make 3 oar selection fcfcCeUie COUjk tCS8a&BCU .
Stab Blocs, CsveezzD HAirca IIoui.
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Only S2.CO Cation
ME RCHANT TAILO R.
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
, I v 1706 Oecond Avenue
C. J..X7. BCnREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1131 and 1123 Foortfc vesae. Besidence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specification famished en all classes of work; tleoscectcf filler's Pa-.r.:
Sliding EUnds. Bometaicg ccw, stylish and desirable.
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HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ad tnds of Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Qreen Houses Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the larcest I- la. 304 Brady Street, Davenport. Io'-
B. F. DeGEAJR,
Contractor and Builder,
Offlce and Shop Comer Seventeenth 8L
ana Seventh Avenue,
sVAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
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