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FaMlahad Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
Avenue, Rock Ibland. Ill
J. W. Potter, - - Publisher.
Tanas Dally, Nc per month; Weekly, $2.00
aerannnm; in ndvance, $1.60.
All communications or a critical or anrnmcnta
Utb character, oliUcal or religious, matt have
raal name attached for publication. No such
articles will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Aaoaymons communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
Hock Island countv.
Tuesday. August 8, 18U3
ForPiesident GROVER CLKVELANH
tforVice President ADLAI E. STEVENSON
For Governor JOHN P ALTQEL.D
For Congressman at larve JOHN U BLACK
For Congressman at large. .ANDRE W J HUNT EH
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Hecretaryof State Vt M H hiNKlCHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GOKB
For Treasurer RUFUS N RAMSEY
For Attorney Grneal M T MA WONKY
For Elector, 11th Dist J. H. H AN LEY
The Democratic voters in the several counties
rompiisinir the Kleventh Congrrassional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congress
ional convention to be held at Monmouth, Illinois,
TUVHSl'AY, f EPT. 1, 18J.
at 10:30 o'clock, a. m. for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for conpress, a member of the
board of equalisation, and to transact such other
business as may be presented for the considera
tion of the convention The several counties in
the congressional district will he entitled to a
representation on the basis of one delegate for
very U0 votes and one for a frac Ion of 100 votes
or over, cat for Sdward 8. Wilson, for stale
treasurer in 1890, as follows:
Counties. Votes 1890 No. DeL
Rock Island 4.21 21
Mercer (& 10
Henderson 984 5
Warren ,25 11
Hancock 4.im SO
McDoLOUgh 8,258 18
Schuyler 1,984 10
By order of Democratic Congressional commit -tee
of the Eleventh Congressional district of Illi
nois, a. vs . PoTTEK, Ch'm.
H. C. Cook, Sec'y.
Monmouth, 111., July 9, 189-2.
A well known! physician said: "We
eat too much in toe summer time. The
man who begins ji hot summer day with
a cup of hot coffet, a big slice of beef
steak, a cupful of boiled eggs and two or
three hot. Buggy rolls, fresh from the
oven, is simply firing up for the day. A
glass of water, a few sips of coffee, a
little fruit, a cracker and a glass of milk
constitute all the breakfast that is needed
for cummer time in this climate, and
during the intensely hot weather if a
man eats meat once a day that is gener
ally once too often "
In the issue of the Denver Star of July
15. it was announced that no more is
sues would be put out until further or
ders from the publisher and pro
prietor, Richard O. Howard, a lad
of 14 years, but as no tidings of any kind
have been received from him since the
9;h. a number is sent out, July 29. with
the hope that it may be the means of
finding some trace of him. Any infor
mation about him will be welcome news
to his parents, who fear that he has
either been led astray or that some mis
fortune has befallen him. Address O.
M. Howard, 316 W. Kiowa street, Colo
rado Springs Colo., or the Star, 401
Charles Building, Denver.
Mosmociii Democrat: When repub
licans expatiate upon high wages in this
country they never stop to tell what a
day's work means in the countries com
pared. American workmen do twice the
work of English operatives, but do they
get twice the wages? Answer, or shut
up. That is the test. Their argument is
to prove that wages are higher here be
cause of our protective tariff. If that is
so, why are wages higher in free trade
England than in high tariff Germany T
If protection makes high, wages in Amer
ica why not in Germany? The protec
tive argument is the argument
rf a novice or a fool. Den
sity of population is a better reason
In Eneland the population in 1891 was
458 to the square mile, while in the
United States it was only 22 to tbe
square mile. Supply and demand is the
greater factor, and beside this we have
tire irfluence in this country of many
labor organizations which tend to keep
1 be Ktneat Coffees.
Bell. Conrads & Co., fancy old govern
ment Java and Mocha, Banner Combina
tion Aukoria; McLaughlin's Ambrosa,
Golden Roast XXXX package; Dwinel
Haywood & Co., While Housj Java and
Mocba, Java Combination, Excelsior Java
and Mocba; Franklin McVeagh & C.,
genuine Arabian Mocha, Java, broken
Java; Chase & Sanborn, Java and Mocba:
Arbuckle's package; Lion package; Sher
mon Bros. Merique coffee.
Tbe above brands of coffee are to be
found at W. A. Ehleb's, No. 805 Twen
Davenport Mild Track Races
and the Mississippi River Carnival,
August 2, 8. 4 and 5.1893. For this
occasion and 'he great $10,000 race be
tween Allerton and Delmarch, the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
company will sell tickets from all points
on its line within 150 miles of Davenport
at the rate of one fare for the round trip
Tickets on sale August 2 to 5 inclusive,
eood to return up to and including Aug.
6. H. D. Mack. D. P. A .
P. 8. Eusna, G. P. A , Rock Island.
Tbe seeds of sickness and of death
la a disordered mouth are sown;
Wheo bad the teeth or foul the breath.
Both soul and body lose their tone,
Till SOZODONrS brought into play.
And weep thoM dire defects away.
MR. AND MRS. BOWSER
THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY GETS
A LAWN MOWER.
Bat Somehow It Doesn't Work as Well
as no Expected He Lays It on Mrs.
Bowser. avs Vsnal, and Talks of Sepa
ration. Copyright, 1892, by Charles B. Lewis.
"Did that lawn mower come np this
afternoon?" asked Mr. Bowser, as he came
home an hour ahead of time the other
"Was that a lawn mower?" qneried Mrs.
Bowser in reply. "What on earth possessed
yon to buy such a thins;?"
"For two very good reasons, Mrs. Bow
ser. I propose to savealiout fifteen dollars
on lawn mowing this summer, and I want
tbe exercise. 1 could have Rot a health
lift, but I thought I would combine busi
ness with pleasure. Always kill two birds
with one stone when chance offers. I'll
work up a muscle in a couple of weeks to
astonish yon. The doctor says it's exactly
what I need."
"But I wish you hadn't bought it."
"That's you to a dot! Always in opposi
tion to everything I do! That's why we
take so much comfort as a family! The
only thing you wouldn't oppose is my dy
ing!" Mrs. Bowser had nothing more to say,
and after dinner Mr. Bowser made ready
for his exercise. lie got into an old suit of
clothes, dragged the lawn mower into the
back yard and oiled it up, and was present
ly ready to make a start. He looked up at
the back windows, and seeing nothing of
Mrs. Bowser, he spat on his hands and
"Hal This is what'll give a man muscle
and appetite. Only cost nine dollars, and
I'll get $100 benefit out of it. I suppose I
might as well make a start."
He made one. He had gone about ten
feet when the machine suddenly stopped.
So did Mr. Bowser. He stopped so sudden
ly that his feet left the ground and the
handle of the mower just missed his chin
on an upper cut.
"Struck a post, eh?" he muttered, as he
investigated and found one rising about
six inches out of the earth. "That's all
right, however. I didn't expect to mow
down posts as well as grass. Seems as if
my muscle was working up a little al
ready." He dodged the post and headed for the
back fence, and his countenance had just
begun to beam again when there was a
great clattering and the machine stopped.
"Oyster cans!" he growled, as he kicked
two or three out of the grass. "She's prob
ably watching me, anil she's probably
tickled half to death, but I'd mow this
yard if it was full of deadly torpedoes."
"I'LL SLACGHTEK SOMEIIOPT!"
He reached the fence without further
mishap, leaving a trail In-hind him as
crooked as a serpent's, but at the first dash
he made on his return journey something
happened again. The machine stopped
with a bump, and Mr. Bowser pitched for
ward over the handle and brought up in a
heap on the ground.
"'Sow, I hope to never draw another
breath if I don't slaughter somebody for
this!" he yelled, as soon as be could get his
He was going to jump tip and kick some
body or something, but it occurred to him
that Mrs. Bowser might be looking, and he
sat up and looked around and pretended to
Nothing could be seen of Mrs. Bowser,
however, and after a couple of minutes he
got up and moistened his hands for a fresh
start. Everything went as smooth as grease
for the next twenty feet. Then the mower
picked up a hundred feet of stovepipe wire
and waited for results.
"That woman's hand again!" hoarsely
whispered Mr. Bowser as he saw what was
the matter; "but I wouldn't give in now if
I knew that death wasn't two rods off!"
It took him ten minutes to clear away
the wire. When this had been accom
plished he pulled off his coat and vest,
glanced up at all the back windows, and
there was a dangerons light in his eye as
he gripped the handle, drew a long breath
and went ahead. At the fifth step Mr.
Bowser's right foot found a post hole, and
followed it up until he fell forward on his
stomach and plowed along the grass. His
first thought was to get up and kick lioth
line fences down and make a bonfire of tbe
splinters, but as he slowly reached his feet
a better idea occurred to him. He picked
up the mower by the handle and raised it
over his head and pounded the earth with
it until nothing but the handle was left.
Then he gathered up wheels, cogs, ratchets,
flues, pulleys, cylinder heads and low water
indicators aud tossed them over the back
fence and walked into tiie house. Mrs.
Bowser sat reading, and looking very in
nocent and humble, but he was not to be
deceived. Standing before her in his stern
est attitude he paid:
"Mrs. Bowser, let me suggest an easier
"Why, what do you mean?"
"To kill me off! If you nre so bent and
determined to get rid of me, why don't
you poison my food or cut my throat when
I'm asleep? No explanation not a wordl
I understand the situation perfectly, and
f otbing you can say will excuse your das
"But didn't I say I was"
"Never! Never said a word! That will
do, Mrs. Bowserl We will not discuss the
subject farther. In the morning we will
seek an amicable adjustment of difficul
ties, and I will go with you to the train.
There are two trains a day by which you
can reach your mother, and I will tele
graph her of your coming. Our child will
of course remain with me. Good night,
Mrs. Bowser. Any suggestions you have
to make had best lie put in writing and
submitted the first thing in the morning."
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
Thlna-a Are Moving- Along; as Lively aa
Thk Maxly Wat. Three weeka ago,
in writing up some of the local characters
of the town, we mentioned Colonel Dick
White aa one of the crowd who had been
here too long for his health. Several
shyster lawyers went to the colonel and
encouraged him to bring a libel suit for
heavy damages. He refused and sent us
word to look out. We were ready in fif
teen seconds after we got the message, but
the colonel had to send his guns to the
shop to be repaired, make his will and fix
up other little matters. It was not until
Monday that he got ready to go hunting.
He posted himself in a modest and retiring
position on an empty barrel In front of
Henderson's grocery, and had been wait
ing fifteen minutes when we sauntered up
to inquire the price of cucumbers. We
saw the colonel and the cucumbers at tho
same instant, but he got the first shot,
which ripped up the cotton on our right
shoulder. We could have shot him dead,
but we didn't do it. We simply shot his
ONLY ELEVEN SECONDS.
thumb off at the joint, and he went out of
business after firing only the one shot.
From the time he fired until we had
him disarmed and he was begging our
pardon was only eleven seconds, as counted
by the grocer, who had his watch in his
hand. As mayor of the town we shall sell
the guns at public auction, as usual, and
turn the money into the street improve
ment fund. We understand that the
colonel left town last night for some point
in Montana. While we firmly believe his
going is a benefit to the community, we
want to thank him for the manly way he
set about getting even with us. Anybody
can begin a libel suit, but it takes a manly
sort of a man to go gunning for an editor
who can shoot two handed and has had
three or four days' warning of what is to
The Mcle Race. The great mule race
which was advertised to come off last
Saturday proved to be an exciting affair
and the event of the season. It was a
Lone Tree mule called Cyclone against the
well known Thunderbolt, owned by the
editor of The Kicker. The stakes were
for $100 a side and the distance one mile.
His honor the mayor (who is ourself) was
present as a spectator. As the editor of a
great family weekly it is not beneath our
dignity to own the fastest mule in the
county, but the foreman of our office had
entire charge of the animal after reaching
the race track. The Ixnie Tree contingent
figured they had a sure thing of it, and
when our mule came in three lengths
ahead they made a dash to carry off the
stakeholder. As editor of The Kicker we
were interested to a considerable extent in
a financial way, but as mayor of the town
and the acknowledged head of law and
order we sailed in on general principles
and left ruin and desolation in our path.
Only one of the crowd got away unlinrt,
and that was because he started early.
A chap called "New Mexican Jim" was
tho leader of the Iahic Tree gang. His
honor didn't have hold of him over eight
een seconds, and yet the doctors s:iy it
will be three weeks liefore he is able to
ride home. We are an up and up people
in this town. Our mule always starts or
we pay the forfeit. He also runs fair and
for all there is in him. If he loses we
make no kick. If he wins we want tho
long green and are bonnd to have it. It
was a put up job trt "do" us, but it didn't
work. Even our contemporary, as -mean
a critter as he is, can't find nerve enough
to sympathize with the Lone Tree crowd.
A Missing Link. Last week there was
a drove of Moquis Indian bucks and
squaws in town to do trading, and a num
ber of them were prowling about the yard
in rear of TnE KlCKKR office. Noliody paid
any especial attention to them, bnt next
day news came in from Shack valley that
about twenty of them were ileathly sick,
and it was supposed they had been pois
oned by canned fruit lought in town. If
there is any missing link in the case we
think we can supply it. Our pressman
had that morning been cutting the core
out of a composition roller in order to cast
another, and the Indians had discovered
the strip aud pieces and had appropriated
them. Every one rode out of town chew
ing some of the stuff, which they thought
was a soft snap of some sort, and it didn't
exactly agree with 'em. They will prob
ably get over the effects in time, but they
won't have any further interest in a white
man's printing shop.
His Son Develops Some Striking Amer
Mr. Dunder entered the station house
very softly the other afternoon and dropped
into a chair without remark, and it was
some time before the fat police sergeant
looked up and discovered his presence and
"Well, you here again? You don't seem
to be as tickled as you were the last time
"Sergeant, I like some advice." replied
Mr. Dunder. "I like some advice about
my son Shake. You know Shake?"
"Yes. What's the matter with J ake?"
"ONE RIDE MIT A TOBOGGAN."
"I belief be vhas too files, as you call
him, und I like to ask you about him. Der
odder day he calls me 'guferner,' and when
I look at him he says: 'Oh, dot vhas all
right, you know. Dot vhas like all der
boys in dis country. How vhas dot, ser
geant? Does your boy call you guferner?'
"Und vhen he speaks mit his mudder
h calls her, 'Your royal highneas.' Ehe
cea't make it oudt. und I can't make it
oidt. und Shake says: 'Dot vhas all right,
we vhas in America now.' Does your boy
speak like dot to his mudder?"
"I never heard that he did."
"Und his mudder finds some red und
blue buttons mitout any eyes in 'em in
Shake's pocket. Here vhas one. She asks
him about 'em und he says it vhas a new
inwention for oafercoat buttons. Did you
efer see one before?"
"Yes, several times. Those are poker
chips, Mr. Dunder."
"Und Shake vhas playing some poker?"
"H'm! Here vhas a ticket we find in
Shake's peckettoo. Vhen I ask him about
it he says i. vhas good for one ride mit a
toboggan, und dot all American boys vhas
built dot vbay."
"Jake has been playing the races," re
plied the sergeant as he examined the tick
et. "He got this ticket at a poolroom, and
it seems that he played Lone Jack for first
"H'm! I begin to smell some rats! Ser
geant, I like to ask you about a scrap iron
"Scrap iron match? I never heard of
such a thing."
"Vhell, Shake goes to his mudder after
supper and says he likes to get a dollar to
go und see der boys put up deir dukes at
a scrap iron match. She gifs him der
money, but we can't make it oudt."
"Oh, I see! He meant a scrap a boxing
Und he goes mit a prize fight, eh?"
"H'm! More rats! Sergeant, how much
rhas a dog license?"
"Two dollars a year."
"Only two dollars! Vby, I sends Shake
safer mit seven dollar der odder day und
he only brings back one. He said it vhas
six dollar for a big dog mit a stub tail.
Here vhas a telegram from my brudder-in-law
in Chicago, und I haf to pay twodollar
on him. Shake paid der boy und I paid
Shake. All he says in dot telegram is,
Vhas dis hot enough for you?' I can't
make it oudt."
"I think I can," replied the sergeant,
after reading the message. "Jake wrote
this himself and beat you out of two dol
lars." "Vhas dot possible! Sergeant, vhas
Shake doing shust like all American
"Dot vhas the vhay he always tells me,
you know. If I shpeak to him he says:
'We vhas in America now, and if we doan'
do like odder folks we vhas made fun of.'
H'm! I see! Vhell, I am going home."
"Dis eafning Shake vhill start oud mit
his hat on his ear, und vhen I as!i where
he vhas going he vhill say, 'Guferner, I
vhas shust like an American ioy now, und
I go oud to see some elephants.' "
"Und I vhill take dot young mans by der
collar und say, 'My son, I vhas t.hust like
an American fadder now, und I vhas onto
you like a house!' Und den his heels vhill
hit oop by der ceilings, und he vhill smash
in der walls und doors, und vhen I let go
of him he vhill be like some rags on a
"I wouldn't 1m; too severe."
"Oh. no. I doan' kill him, but I vhas
shust severe enough to change him back
from an American boy to a Sherman, und
to make hini so tired of dot races und to
boggan und scrap iron und elephant dot
he uefer goes any more. Dot vhas all, ser
geant. I can't make her oudt liefore, but
I see him now. Shake vhas shust like an
American boy I vhas shust like nu Amer
ican fadder! Keep quiet und see me later!"
Speaking from r.xprri-tire.
While crossing the public garden a few
days ago a Boston gentleman came upon a
-ery little boy wiio was lustily crying,
"I'm lost! I'm lost:"
"What is your name?" asked the gentle
man. "Harry B. Brown," blubbered the loy.
This common name scarcely afforded a
clew to the child's identity, so his would
be rescuer pursued his inquiries further.
"What is the name of the street you
"I don't know," was the answer.
Then, thinking that if he could ascertain
the father's business he might be able to
locate him, the gentleman asked:
"What does your father do?"
Previous experience in "getting lost"
evidently fl.-u-.liwl across the child's mind,
for with a sudden access of sobs he replied:
"He whips me!"
A jKilicemnn took the little truant in
charge. Youth's Companion.
An I'nfortunate Aduiiw.Kion.
Johnnie had come home late and was
being questioned as to how he had been
spending his time.
"So that little boy next door climbed the
ladder and grew scared when he got at the
top," queried his father, "aud you went to
help him down?"
"Yes, father," assented Johnnie.
"What made you so long about it?"
"Because," responded the reluctant
Johnnie, "it bad taken nearly half an hour
for me to coax him to go up." New York
Witherby Now that your wife has gone
away for the summer, old man, 1 would
like to have you join us in a little poker
Plankiugton Thanks, old fellow, but
I'll have to wait a few weeks yet.
Witherby What for?
Piaukington I've got a few dressma
ker's bills to pay. Cloak Review.
"What! Do you diue in that fourth rate
"Only when I am not hungry. What is
the use of wasting good food on a poor ap
petite?" Indianapolis Journal.
Ethel George, you remind me of an hour
glass. . George In what respect?
Ethel The more time given you the less
sand you seem to have. Truth.
She What superb teeth she has!
He Yes, but they are false.
She Why do you think so?
He She told my sister she inherited
them from her mother. Life.
Wanted to Ite Sore.
Prospective Housemaid The house an
the wages suits me well enough. Now, will
yex please let me see yer husband's por
thrait so 't I c'n see what kind of a loo kin
man be is. Boston Beacon.
Making Him Useful.
"Father," said Farmer Begosh'a son,
"I'm goin to have another chill." ,
"Be ye? Well, jes wait a minute till I
St the churn fixed up fur ye, will ye?
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CVtnrWIAN THAT HAS ANY 5tN5Et
AND MANY TnLnL bL YE HOPE, LJ
MLL SPEND HER CENTS FOR A USEFUL CAKE,
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Just received a large 5rvc!ce of the latest Imported acd Domestic Spring and i-Krr.rair
Snitlngs, which he is selling at $25.00 and np. Bis line of overcoatings cannot be xce;'.(d
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, which be Is celling at $0 00 and np. Can taf.y
and make J oar selection while tbe stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Habpkr House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only 52.50 Per Cation
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1705 Recond Avoe
C. J. W. S CHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1131 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Kesidence 1119 Fourth wei-".
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work ; also aeent o l VUier"e Fau-c: nr.ae
Sliding Blind;, something new, stylish and desirable.
ROCK IS-LAN P. .i-I.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
A2JALYTIC AND DISPENSING
Will he located on Fifth avenue and Twenty sthird street on or before Ausust'.l.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Aj1 k nds of Cot Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest 1- la. 804 Brady Street. Pavcnport.low
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth EX. . T ,,1, TelinrJ
and Seventh Avenue, XVOCK. ISianu-
sr All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimate for all kind of bnildlrgf
furnished oa application.
(m .IAiIHOOD RESTORED
Jf Cri Jl ViJ ten Kuarnn(r to cure nil nprvom OiCaa.e. urh V:tic M'r r
ft 9 J lt!,cr Brum 'owr, IIndnhe. Wnkefulneso, Ixst Manhorwl. Ntirhi !v F"
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aicroKK apteu umno. or rcfuiul th money. Circular free. dareas freed - 4 lU-o. IH
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bah n sen. 3d Ave 'and 30th street.
avenport Business College,
COMFIaET: IN at.t. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATA LOOTKB ADDKSS8
J. C. DUNCAN. 'Davenport.