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Correspondence solicited from every township
Monday. July 25, 1892.
dehovratii; national tick et.
Tor President GROVE R CLEVELAND
Jfor Vice President ADLAI E. STEVENSON
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For Concn ssman at large JOHN O BLACK
ForConretmanatlarge..ANDREW J HUNTKK
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State HMH HINKICHSKN
For Auditor DAVID ttOKK
For Treasurer RUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorney General MTMALONKY
For Elector, 11th Dist J. U. HAKLEY
The Democratic voters in the several comities
compilsins the Kit-Tenth Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congress
ional convention to be held t Monmonth, Illinois.
THIKSl'AY, bEPT. 1, 189a.
at 10:50 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for congress, a member of the
board of equalization, and to transact such other
basinets as may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention The several counties in
tha congressional district will be entitled to a
representation on the basis of one delegate for
very 900 votes and one fora fraclon of 100 votes
or over, cast for Edward . Wilson, for state
treasurer in 1H90, as follows:
Counties. Votes 1890 No. Del.
Rock Island 4.SH1 21
Mercer S,W8 10
Henderson H 5
Warren .SS 11
Hancock 4.(Ktt 30
Mcltotiough 8,-5M lrt
Schuyler 1,84 10
By order of Democratic Congressional commit
tee of the E.eventh Congressional district of 1111
. J. W. PuTTEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Cook, Sec'y.
Monmouth, 111., July 9, 1899.
In the absence of any other cause of
complaint, the Moline Dispatch baa been
attacking Congressman Cable recently for
not being present in the house when the
voting was done on the World's fair ap
propriations. All these attacks of course,
were as diligently copied as made, by the
Union of this city. For the information
of these two worthy journals. The Argus
will say that Mr. Cable was never absent
from the house, unless paired with Con
gressman Bynom of Indiana.an opponent
of the bill which was the equivalent of
Mr. Cable voting for it, and then he
would not have been away hd it not
been for the exacting duties of his posi
tion as member of the democratic na
tional committee. The two aforesaid
republican journals no doubt, miss Mr;
Cable when he is not in his seat, which is
natural. When on band he is generally
heard from, but when away, his absence
is always satisfactorily accounted for.
A. ftrnerted Mine.
According to investigations prosecuted
by the San Francisco Examiner through
an experienced mining engineer, the tin
mines in San Jacinto county, California,
are an utter failure. Instead of an ex
pected monthly production of from 100
to 200 tons of ingot tin. the average
product of the famous Temescal mines
during the last two months has been less
than 12 tons, worth about $5,500 in
the San Francisco market. The English
stockholders in these mines have been
obliged to remit large sums of money to
meet deficiencies. Nothing is heard
any more of the tin mines in Dakota, in
which English capitalists have also been
induced to make heavy investments.
In fact, nearly if not quite all the tin
used by Niedringbaus, Cronemeyer and
other dippers of tin is of foreign impor
tation, the most of it comicg from the
coast of Malabar. This foreign tin now
and long has been on the free list. But,
under the McKinley act, on and after the
1st of July, 1893. a duty of 4 cents a
pound will be imposed upon imported
tin, provided that the product of the tin
mines of the United States shall bave ex
ceeded 5,000 tons in any one year prior
to July 1. 1695.
The duty on block, bar and pig tin will
remain anyhow, as the Rockford Star ob
serves, frorr July 1. 1893. to July 1. 1895,
unless in the meantime a democratic con
gress should sweep away the whole tin
plate schedule of the McKinley tariff, as
contemplated in the bill which has passed
the bouse and is now lying in the senate
finance committee. It is not at all like
ly that the production of tin in the
United States to any one year previous
to July, 1895, will reach 5,000 tons, es
pecially in view of the discourag
ing reports concerning the Temss
cal mines in California. Nor is
it probable that the tinplate riDg con
templated any such production when they
wrote the tin schedule into the McKinley
tariff. Their anticipation was that after
paving duties on tin for two years it
would again be restored to the free list,
and that they would thenceforward reap
all tbe profits of a moropoly of the home
market for tinplate. But. in spite of
doctored returns, the present indications
are that they will be unable to meet tbe
conditions which they themselves pro
vided, one of which requires that after
October 1, 1S97, tin plate shall be admit
ted free of duty unless the domestic pro
duction in any year shall have equalled
one-third of tbe amount of tin plate im
ported during any year after the passage
of tbe act in question. But when the
manufacturers of tin plate shall come to
pay 80 a ton in duty on tin next year
the infant industry will be apt to suffer a
spasm of inanition, unless they should
lay in a sufficient supply of free tin from
Wales and Malabar to cover the two
jears from July 1, 1893, to July 1, 1895.
THE NEW SPORTING EDITOR, WHO
WASN'T A GREAT SUCCESS.
The Unfortunate Stranger AY ho Kept His
Handkerchief in the Wrong; Place.
Jim Whit bee lc Found Out That the
Editor Was Vp in "CusUlng's."
Copyright. 1893, by Charles B. Lewis.
A New Department. With this issue
we establish a new department entitled
"Sporting News." We do it to accommo
date a baseball editor from New York
who struck this town in a barefoot condi
tion and offered to work for three dollars
a week and his board. We don't know
how it will pan out, but if he is willing to
risk it we are. On three different occasions
we have endeavored to establish a sporting
department, but the sporting editor has
"OFFERED TO WORK FOB THREE DOLLARS
either been shot or run out of town within
a few hours after the paper came oat.
Our people are rather queer about certain
things, and a journalist must know their
characteristics before he can please them.
P. S. We stop the press after having
worked off 600 copies to announce that our
sporting editor has concluded to seek a
different climate. He was somewhat as
sisted in this resolution by Dan Skinner,
Jim Bebee, Abe Hastings and others whom
he characterized as "one horse sports who
had never seen a genuine clog fight." He
was a mile ahead and gaining at every
jurnp when they dropped the pursuit.
"Sporting News" will probably not appear
An Unfortunate Occurrence. Friday
last a stranger arrived here from Chicago
with a view of opening an undertaking es
tablishment. Unfortunately for him he
went prowling about by himself and had
nothing to say to any one. He came into
The KrcKEli office about 3 o'clock Satur
day afternoon, and as he entered the door
we thought we recognized hirn as Bill
Whoatley, of Clinch valley, who sent us
word two weeks ago that he intended to
bury us in our own private graveyard.
This recognition was strengthened by the
fact of his reaching beblnd him-asif for
his gun. As subsequently explained, he
was after his handkerchief, which in this
town is always kept in a man's hat. We
always get the drop if possible, and we got
it on this man and bored him throngh the
Bhonlder. When he came to give his name
as Henry Briggs. and state his mission and
prove his ideutjty by numerous papers, no
one could have felt more sympathy than
we did. tVe agreed to pay the surgeon's
bill and give him fortydollars besides, and
we are now paying his board nt the hotel
for the week as well. Mr. Briggs has no
hard feelings toward us. On the contrary,
he realizes his mistake in not posting np
on the rules and regulations of the town,
and freely admits that he has no claim on
He Found Out. Jim Whitlieck, alder
man from the First ward, bus been aching
for some time to find out if his honor the
mayor (who is ourself) was well up in
"Cushiug's Manual" as president of the
common council. Last Friday evening he
learned all he wanted to kuow. He was
indulging in a speech when there was no
question ln-fore the house and was politely
cautioned. Ho refused to heed the caution
and planted himself on the broad platform
of American liberty. His honor stepped
down aud took Jim and his platform and
threw both down stairs in a heap. The
platform didn't suffer any to speak of, but
the aldermuu from the First had his
shoulder dislocated and the funny bone of
his elbow cracked in two places. If there
is any other member of the council who
doubts the mayor's thorough familiarity
with "dishing" he is free to experiment at
No Riot Act. His honor the mayor
(who is ourself) wishes us to announce the
fact that his office has never beeu supplied
with a copy of the riot act, and that in
case of a mob gathering to do mischief no
act can le read. It is well for our citizens
to remember this matter. There will be
no waiting ou the part of his honor, as is
usually the case, but within fifteen seconds
after the mob has beeu commanded to dis
perse he will be right down on the ground
with both feet and mowing right and left.
We sincerely hope there may never be oc
casion for acting in an official capacity,
but it is wise for our citizens to post up on
laws and ordinances and be ready to act
in accordance. His honor was not acting
officially when he dispersed Jim Redfoot
Saturday evening, but as editor of THE
Kicker and an eminent citizen of the
THE MULE WHO DISREMEMBERED.
Be Wm n Keekoleckahun Anlmavt and
Knew When to Start.
A faded out old mule which looked to
be fifty years old came crawling down the
dusty street before a shacklety old wagon.
UK WENT OFF LIKE A CYCLONE,
in which was seated a colored man. As
he drove up to the depot platform and
stopped I inquired:
"Well, uncle, I suppose you'd sell that
mule for money f"
"How much, aahr" he asked as he look
"What do you think he's worth f
"Wall, sab, I reckon de cash value of
dat mewl cash right down on de nail
hain't fur from seben dollars an a half,
ut I couldn't dun sell him fur dat. He
hain't no common mewl, he hain't."
"Is he blooded?"
"No, sah; but he's a reekoleckshnn
mewl, an dat's what makes him so walu
able." "What's a recollection mule?"
"Why, sah, he reekolects back to wah
times. lie was right around yere doin all
de wah, an he hain't dun disremembered
"What does he remember?"
"'Bout dem Yankees shells, sah. De
Yankee dun fired cannons at him ebery
chance dey got, but he alius dodged de
shells. Would you like to see him perfo'm,
"Would yo' lie dun willin to put np fo'
bits fur damages to de wagin? He's bound
to smash things when he finks he h'ars a
I gave him half a dollar and he stepped
out and picked up a cobblestone and stood
behind the wagon. The mule was leaning
against the platform and apparently sound
asleep. The negro puckered up his mouth
and uttered a droning, moaning sound,
like the flight of a shell, and gradually
brought it closer and closer until an old
soldier would have been deceived. Then
he heaved the stone against the platform
with a great bang and cried out:
"Fo de lawd, Krastus, but dem Yankees
has dun got de range Agin look out!"
The mule had pricked tip his ears at the
first sound. As the imaginary shell came
nearer and nearer he began to pick up his
feet and exhibit great excitement, and the
Words of the negro were not yet out of his
mouth when Krastus made a break. He
went off like a cyclone, struck a post and
ripped two wheels off the wagon, and after
a straight run of eighty rods up the street
with the wreck turned a corner and was
out of sight.
"Dat's what I dun toled yo', sah," said
the man as he turned to me: "he's a reeko
leckshun mewl. He's old an humbly an
pore, an he hain't got no style, but he jest
disremembers all about dat wah, an I
couldn't sell him short o' fifty dollars. I
said fo' bits befo' he dun started, but I put
in an extra yell an he broke off two wheels,
an I reckon you'd bettah make it a dollah,
THE NEW FIRST READER.
Got Too Near
"Ahl What have we here?"
"It is the United States sun rising on a
farm scene in New Jersey. The grass
sparkles with dew, the songs of the meadow
lark gladdnu the heart and the cows in the
barnyard chew their cuds in peace as they
wait for the dairy maid to appear with her
"Is that the dairy maid tripping lightly
down the path toward the bars?"
"Oh. no! That is an artist from New
York who has arranged tosind two weeks
on the farm to study animal life according
to nature. He is going to paint a picture
with seven or eight cows iu it, and he will
call it 'The Morning Milk Stool; or, How
We Worked the Racket on the Innocent
Cows.' It has been his ambition for years,
but lie has just got around to it."
"Why does he carry a pail and stool?"
UNDECIDED WHICH COW TO BEOIN ON.
"Oh, he's going to liegin on the ground
floor nnd work his wy up. He never
milked a cow, but he's always thought it
would be romantic. He will carefully
study the hind legs of bossy as he fills the
pail. If any newspaper critic gives him a
roasting on his painted cows he can get
back at him by saying he's milked a cow
and ought to know which way her hind
"He seems undecided which cow to be
"He's simply studying attitude and
wishing he had bis sketch book at hand.
There is far more grace in a cow than he
ever dreamed of. There he finally ap
proaches a cow and takes a graceful posi
tion on the milk stooL"
"But why does the cow look at him so
"Because she's farrow and is being fatted
for beef. It'a about a year since any one
sat down within reaching distance of her
"I can no longer see the artist for the
cloud of dust. Is he Btill there?"
"Oh, no! He left ten minutes r.go and
has just brought up against tbe old wagon
liox under the shed. He has a corn culti
vator down the back of his neck, an old
fanning mill jabbed into his ear and his
legs are tangled up with a patent drag and
a potato planter. He won't die, though.
He will continue lying there until fully
rested and then make a sneak for the bars
and fall though."
"Will he ever be blithe and happy
"Oh. yes, but not in the cow line. He
will probably turn to mountain scenery
and give cows the go by, and in due time
he will get the porous plasters off and be
able to approach a cow within half a mile
without being seasick in the knees."
The Eleventh Mian.
We stopped at a flag station to take up a
couple of men, and as they came into the.
smoker all saw that they were handcuffed
together. It was easy enough to identify
the prisoner. He was a gaunt faced, long
haired man of dejected demeanor, and he
seemed much embarrassed at sight of so
many of us.
"1 reckon yo' can't run from me now,"
said the officer as he removed the ircus.
"Sorry to hev put 'em on ye at all, Jim,
but I'm lame and can't take chances."
"Is the man going to prison ?" waa the
natural inquiry of one of the passengers.
"A little wuss nor that, sah he's goin'
to the convict ennip," answered the officer.
"For what crime?"
"It wasn't much of a crime. I lielieve
he stole co'n to feed his starvinfatn'ly on."
"And what is his sentence?"
"Well, the jedge fined him fifty dollars Or
two yeurs. He couldn't pay of co'se, and
av he'll serve out his two years if he don't
He. He'3 feeUn powerful pore, and I reckon
six months will put him under the sod.
Say, Jim, yo sot yere by yo'self while I go
into the fur kyar to see Tom Jackson a
He had no sooner departed than our
spokesman stood up and said:
"Gentlemen, this is an outrageous shame.
Here is a man being sent to a chain gang
because he stole a bushel or so of corn to
keep life in the bodies of wife and childrent
I'll give ten dollars toward paying his
There were eleven of us in the car. Ten
of the crowd finally chipped in seven dol
lars apiece, figuring to give the man a
show after his fine was paid. The eleventh
man brusquely refused to give a shilling.
The officer soon returned, fifty dollars of
the purse was given him and at the next
station the pair got off. The prisoner
thanked us over and over, and all felt
amply repaid. The attitude of the eleventh
man nettled us. He sat reading and paid
no attention to the sly digs given him, but
after awhile, when something pretty harsh
was flung out, he closed the book, stood up
to face us and calmly said:
"Gentlemen, I feel that I owe you all an
apology. Every one but me sympathized
with thnt poor man; every one but me
contributed to the purse. My apology and
my excuse is that I've net the same pair
five different times this week on five dif
ferent trains going in five different direc
tions, and I thought they were niaking a
big divide without my seven dollars!"
He Pulled Out.
We had camped at the mouth of a pass
In the Bitter Root mountains, on the divid
ing line between Idaho and Montana, and
for thirty-eight days we had hot seen a
human being outside of our own crowd.
About 5 o'clock in the afternoon we caught
sight of a pack train of five mules coming
across the little valley in our front. There
were only two men with the train, and we
were amazed to see them heave in sight in
that wild and lonely spot. Vskept won
dering and wondering what the mules
could be loaded with, but no one came
within forty roils of guessing the right
cargo. The leading man didn't look like
hunter, miner, prospector or emigrant, and
we were looking him over with all our
eyes when he came up, halted and said:
"Good evening, gentlemen. Will you le
kind enough to inform me if there is any
town around here?"
"Town! Town!" related the captain.
"Why, man, do you know where you are!"
"In the Bitter'Root, I take it."
"Yes, and you are looking for a town?
"Well, the nearest town I know of, if you
keep to the west, is Colf.-.x, way over in
the edge of Washington territory. It must
be 4K miles from here,"
"Only 400! Well, that's not so bad. Can
we camp here tonight?"
"Of course. What ye losuled with?"
"Well, it vas the Montana Weekly Ob
server ten days ago. In alKiut ten days
from this it wirfl lie the Washington llus-
'tler, I presnme. Got to lie ton many of us
over in Gallatin, and so I pulled out for a
"You don't mean you've gia newspaper
outfit with you?"
"You've hit it straight, mister hand
pretss, liody type, chases, column ruU'x. dis
play type, half a keg of ink, a roller and
everything else needed to set up shop aiul
get out the liveliest sheet in the whole
west. Jim, lietter get the packs off and
prepare supper. I've got to write a salu
tatory and a column leader tonight!"
"Well, by gosh!" exclaimed every man
in our crowd.
"Westward the star of empire and so
forth," replied the editor ns he hunted in
a bundle for paper and pencil. "The offioe
of The Hustler is now open for business.
Subscriptions two dollars a year in ad
vance. Oue dollar for six months. Job
work done on reasonable terms. All ad
vertising considered cash unless otherwise
agreed, and no specimen copies sent unless
paid fori" M. QUAD.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
Children Cry for
C3m p LIsdE?
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bllna or bleeding itching, chronic, nceiit or he
reditary pile, Kewnle Weakness and many other
direagee; It Is always a treat benefit to the pee
eralnenlth; the Brut discovery of a medical cure
rendering an operation wlih the knife nnnrcess
ary hereafter; this remedw has dever been known
to fail; 81 per box, 6 for $5; cent by mail. Why
suffer from thin terrible di-eae when a written
pnarntee is positively given with 6 bottle to re
fund tbe money If not cured; send stamp for free
ample; guarantee Issued by onr rgent.
Japanese liyb pellets
Acta like magic on the stomach, liver and bowels,
dispels dyspepsia, blllonsnes', fever, cold, ner
vous disorders, sleeplessness, loss of ap, etite, re
stores the complexion ; perf ect digestion tollwws
their use; positive enre for Sick Headache and
constipation: small, mild easy to take; large
vials of SO pills 5 cents, llartz & Bahnscn, cole
agents. Rock Island, Ilia.
LABOR, TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
It is tbe beet Soap made
For "V ashing Machiue rise.
WARNOCK L RALSTON.
Sold everywhere. '"'
PROPOSALS FOB ORDNANCE SUPPLIES.
Hnck Island Arsenal, KocK Is'ahd. 111.. Jnne
25, 18H2. Sealed proi o !, in triplicate, will be
received until 2 o'clock p. m., on MONDAY,
JULY 25, 1893, fo furnishing dyed cotton onck,
blankets, forage, silver, gold, steel tin, brass turn
copper and brass rivets and bars: Iron brass and
copper wre; na Is. screws, tack', bolt, nuts,
leather, threat, rape, dock, saints, oils, chemicals,
paper, cleaning and polishing materials, files. &c
during the ofl-cal year ending Jane 80,1898. Printed
lists of supplies needed, with fall instructions,
stipulations, tc , ctn be had on application to
Colonel A. R. BUFFI N OTON, Ordnance Depart
ment. U. 8. Armor, Commanding.
i f. i-
EYtnr VA3MAN THAT HAS ANY SZt&Z ,
And many there be we hope:,
AlLL SPEND HER CENTS FOR AUSFFlYl fAKF
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Just received a large 'sveiee of the latest Imported aid Domestic Spricg and .
Snltlnga, which he ia selling at J25.00 and up. Bis line of overcoatings cannot be t
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, which he Is selling at $8 CO and uf. ( a 1 '
and make J oar selection while the stock is complete. "
Stab Block, Opposite Habpsb House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Cation
3T m -TJ--V
tJ . JL
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 .Second Averse
C. J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1183 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes or work ; also agent o f Tiller Pare" o oe
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
ROCK IrLAXP. I.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street on or before iucast'l.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ail krnds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest 1" la. 804 Brady Street. DavenporUo
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 81
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of buIldinRt
furnished on application.
hKYORB mu uraa csuao.
ten Kuiirnlrr to pure all rvrrinii rtUcu.w. such a W .. V ,r?
lessor Hrnm Pow-r. Ilndar!i. Vnkttlln"", I-"t M.ih....rt. Nihiiv Hn.i
sions, Ni-rvoiirnex. i.a.i.udf.nll;rains and los..f p,.cr t tli-.-d-i..
Oruans In cither s"X cmi:mi liriiv.Y.rnnn i . - ,,r . r
tuoevf bthanco. opium urstimulaiiU wbicli o.i Irad to l;iiir:i-i-v.C"i- "'
. fc.v.i ft-aiui). i-uiiiicitnvfnienii carry m vet iwwkct. l n -"aitehy
niHlMf. forfo. With every orriVr wn ffirv a ti-Hrtm a"r-"" '
or ruiJ tK money. Circular Irve. Address A' adi . t mruuo,
aaie in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 8d Ave,and 20th street.
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALi, DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRKS8 ?
J. C. DUNCAN, f Davenport.