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Fnbllebed Daily and Weekly at 10B4 Second
Avenrte, Bosk Island. III.
J. W- Potter,
Tas Daily tOc per month; Weekly ti.00
per annum; In advance (1 .SO.
All communication of a critical or arjjomenta
tive character, political or rellirlone, moat have
leal name at ached for publ. cation. No anch
articles will re printed over ncmious signatures.
Anoymona commnDicationf not noticed.
01 respondent solicited from every township
la Rock i eland county .
Monday. September 5. 1892.
BEHOURA riC SATIOS4L TICKET.
For President GROVE R CLEVELAND
Tor Vice President.. ..AULA! S. mJsua
rorOovernor JOHN P. ALTGKLD
For Congressman at larije.... JOHN C. BLACK
For Cong ressroan at 1 rije . A N DKSW J . H LJi 1 b K
For Lieutenant Governor JOSKPH B GILL
For Secretary of btate....WM H H1RICHHK
For Auditor DAVID GORE
F Treasorer N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. MALONEY
For Elector, lllh Diet ...J HDANlfcl
Fw Confr ess, Uth Ust TRUMAN PUANTZ
For Member Board of Kqu.lizat .babTLK80S
For State' Attorney t.JJS'J??
For Circuit Clerk.. PKTKR FKE
For Coroner . ... l ........ WISS I.O W HOWARD
Democratic Senatorial Convention.
The coantlea of Rock Island and Henry, com
prising the Twenty-first senatorial district are,
requested to send delegates to a convention to be
tield t the court bour in the c tj of Bock Isl
OS TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 189.
at S:80 p. m., for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative, appointing a sena
torial committee and transacting such other busi
ness as may property come before the convention.
The basts of representative will be one dele
sate for every 800 votes or fraction thereof of ICO
or over or votea cast for democratic presidential
electors in 188s, as follows:
Hoc a Island county ....8,644 votes 1 delegates.
Henry county S.S63 " 1
L. C. BLtunna,
L,. p. Dm mick.
Botk Islasd, I its., Aug. 18, Wi.
Ir the foreigner pays the tax. then
reciprocity must de designed to relieve
Keokuk Constitution Democrat: The
democrats of the Eleventh Illinois dis
trict have nominated Hon. Truman
Planlz of Warsaw, for congress. The
election of Mr. Plan'z as the demo
cratic standard bearer was a wise one.
He is one of the ablest of the Illinois
young democracy, and will make a floe
campaign. Be is popular throughout
tbe entire district, and is known as one
of the best public speakers in tbe state.
He possesses energy and enthusiasm, has
logical mind, and is a student of state
craft. Although young in years, he has
already reached a forefront place at tbe
Illinois bar, and bis legal attainments
will qualify bim for congressional du
ties. If the people of the Eleventh dis
trict are wise they will elect Truman
Plantz to congress by a large majority.
Sir. Peek's) Report.
Commissioner Peck's statistics prove
nothing whatever about the eflect of the
tariff on wages except that some mills ran
longer in 1391 than iu 1890. Kansas
It would seem that if Hill bad no part
in tbe compiling avd publication of this
report, and tbat it interfered with bis
personal plans, he wou'd say so quite
speedily. This document will probably
compel Bill to come cut from his hidiug
place and at leabt repeat his formula, "I
am a democrat," if be says nothing else.
Two or three years ago the Record had
occasion to examine one of Mr. Peck's
labor reports, which was so utterly use
less and unreliable tbat it was tbe subject
of derisive comment in a'l quarters. His
present "summary" is an unverified
jumble of guesses, which is given to the
world in confirmation of tbe claim of tbe
favorable effect of the McKinley tariff on
labor and wages. rYith Porter to ar
range our census, Peck to deal with
Labcr and Weges," and the republican
press to make deductions from the fig
ures furnished by these worthies, there is
nothing left to be desired in the way of
elaborate misinformation. Philadelphia
It proves admitting that Peck's fig
ures are correct that under the stimu
lated production more work has been
turned out and that the individual work
man bas been longer employed. But Mr.
Peck does not show thai be bas received
increased pay for his work. Neither
does be prove that production will be in
creased on account of the McKinley tar
iff. He on'y tells us what we knew be
fore, that during the year just passed
there was an increased proa uct Ion, be
cause, s a result of tbe great harvests,
many people were In condition to buy
more. That is all that is shown by ibis
secret information furnished Mr. Peck
by manufacurers for a republicm cam
paign document, and in it be betrays his
animus and shows what sort of a fellow
he is by uncalled for comments on bis
own report indorsing the republican tar
iff policy New Toik Staats Zeitun'.
Commissioner Peck disclosed both bis
animua and his ignorance or disingen
uousness in saving in bis republican
campaign document: "My reports snow
tbat there were 885,000 tuen in this state
whose salaries were raised as a renult of
that law" referring to the McKinley
act. The so-called reports' to Mr. Peck
show no bing of the sort. They only
purport to show that this number of men
earned more in the aggregate in 1891
than they did in 1890. This Bimply
means that they bad more work longer
hours - or less laying off. Not half of
these men are in protected industries,
nor w there a bit of evidence presented
to show that the McKinley act had any.
thins to do with the increased produc
tion. Mr. Peck appears to e a very
ladle sort of a demagogue. New York
Joseph Ruby, of Columbia. Pa , suffer
d from birth with scrofula humor, till be
was perfectly cored by Hood's Sarsa-parilla.
THE MARINE EDITOR IS LEFT IN
CHARGE OF THE PAPER.
Ilie JVlitor of The Kicker Has m Narrow
Escape, but Comes Out of It All Bight
with ui Kxtra Long Xetk, bat Tfever-
. theleaa Perfectly Calm.
tCopyrieht, 1W2. by Charles B. Lewis.
Extra! Extra! Extra! We are not tbe
editor and proprietor of The Kicker. We
are not the man w ith a private graveyard.
We are not the mayor of this town. We
are simply the marine editor on a salary
of seven dollars per week. For the time
being we are in charge of the office, and
owing to events which occurred yesterday
we have decided to get out this extra
sheet and give the full details of one of
the most damnable outrages ever perpe
trated on a newspaper man in this western
country. As this sheet goes to press the
office is full of citizens, extending their
sympathies and breathing threats of
bloody revenge. One word from us would
precipitate a maBsacre, but we shall not
utter it. As a marine editor we are calm
Sunday morning the editor of The
Kicker, who is also mayor, mounted his
mule and rode over to Clinch valley to dig
some trailing arbutus to transplant to his
private graveyard. For a year past the
cowboys over there have been after his
scalp, and on two occasions have almost
secured it. He should not have gone In
that direction, knowing what might hap
pen, but he takes great pride in his p. g.,
and was bound to secure some of that ar
butus to vzH over the ten graves within
What happened after the editor bad dis
mounted from his mule just beyond Squaw
trail we gather from his own lips. He had
found the vines he was in search of, when
fifteen cowboys dashed in on him and cut
off all escape. Before he could draw his
guns he was seized and bound, and later
on was carried to a tree and preparations
made to bang him. wedo not know what
thoughts flashed through his brain as he
stood there with the noose over his head
and a circle of implacable foes surround
ing him. It is not our business to know.
We do the marine at seven dollars a week,
and are very practical about it. He prob
ably thought of his mother his p. g.
heaven the office and other things too
numerous to mention.
The first move of the cowboys was to run
our chief up to the limb, hold him there
for ten seconds and then drop him to his
feet again. He assures ns that while the
sensation was novel it was also decidedly
unpleasant. He thinks it was this first
pull which so stretched his neck that a No.
15 collar now goes almost twice around it.
The object was to scare him and make him
beg for mercy, but he assures ns that he
did not lose one jot of nerve, and that as
soon as he could get his breath again he
defied them to do their worst. There is a
ya-vning gulf between a marine editor and
the proprietor of a great family paper, but
HE IS VERT CALM, HOWEVER.
we think our chief tells the truth in this
particular. When pulled up the second
time sparks of fire danced before his eyes,
his feet felt like ice, and the only thought
he had was that our esteemed contempo
rary would come out with a double leaded,
two column article and lie about him in
the usual vein. As near as he can figure,
he was suspended for fifteen seconds this
time. We have no doubt that during this
epoch he thought of all the mean things
he ever did. N e say this without thought
of criticising him. No marine editor would
think of criticising his editor in chief.
When lowered for the second time THE
KICKER man found that his voice had
changed from bass to falsetto, but he as
sures us that he used it extensively to de
nounce the crowd as thieves, cowards, as
sassins, grave robliers, jail birds and so on.
There were ten m the crowd be bad driven
out of town on different occasions, and he
taunted eacli one with the fact. He offered
to fight the whole mob if turned loose,
and he warned them that his death would
be terribly avenged. When they drew
him up for the third time they made tbe
rope fast, calculating to finish him, but
just then Colonel ltolierts' mule train
from the railroad came into view and the
whole gang took to flight. Our chief
thinks he bad dangled for about four min
utes when cut down, and as his marine
editor we are bound to agree with him.
The colonel had him placed in a wagon,
poured whisky down his throat, and he re
vived before the train reached town. He
is now at his boarding house and has the
attendance of the best doctor in town,
who says he will not be out for a week or
two and will not get over the shock for
months. His neck appears to us to be
fully eighteen inches long, his eyes twice
their normal size, and up to an hour ago
his hair was still standing on end. He is
very calm, however, and his mind is very
clear. As i marine editor on seven dollars
a week we pronounce bim a game man,
and we predict that as soon as he is able
to sit a mul and handle a gun the num
ber of tombstones in his p. g. will rapidly
run u p to eighteen or twenty.
lie Didn't Think Much of Skakespear
I wan the only passenger by the stage,
the driver of which was a humble looking
man of forty-five. 1 shared his seat with
hiiu, and after we had got well started he
turned? to mo and said:
"Stranger, I want to ask you three or
four questions, and I hope you won't git
mad about it."
"Go ahead and ask anything you please."
"I've been drivin on this line for ten
years and more, and have carried a heap of
intelligent people. Some of 'em make it a
pint to talk to me. I bad one old cayuse
np here this summer who kept taikia
about Christopher Columbus tfll he got
me half scared to death. I'll be banged if
I ever heard of any sich galoot. If you
have, then give it to me straight."
"Yes, there was a Christopher Colum
bus. He was a Spaniard. He died over
350 years ago."
"Did, eh And that old cayuse kept on
talk in about him as if he hadn't been dead
over a month. So there was a Columbus?
What was his particular line"
"Why, he discovered America."
"Is that all? Why, I thought he'd killed
a dozen Indians by the way the old chap
Mowed around. Just discovered America,
eh? I'll remember that and be primed fur
"WTIO WAS 611 AKESPE ARE ?"
the next feller as tries to show off over me.
Now, then, who was Shakespeare? I had
a woman up here the other day who kept
talkin about Shakespeare. I kinder let on
that I'd seen him once or twice, and that
he'd passed over this line two or three
times with other drivers, but now I want
dead facts. What's his peeoolarities?"
"Shakespeare was a great English
writer, you know."
"He wrote, eh?"
"Did nuthin but write?"
"Couldn't stay by a bucking broncho,
throw a lasso or handle a gun?"
"I believe not."
"Humph! And people talk about him!
All Columbus did was to discover Amer
ica and all Shakespeare did was to write
books! Sav, stranger?"
"Lemrae ask you sunthin else."
"Aren't you from the east?"
"And that old cayuse and that old wom
an were from the east, too, I guess?"
"Very likely. What was the question
you wanted to ask?"
'Jist this, stranger: How in Halifax do
you manage to live in a blamed country
whar they praise up folks who hev bin
deader'n a dead gopher fur over 300 years?
Why, one of our drivers killed a stage
robber last summer jist below here, and
the thing got old all along the line inside
of ten days!"
A ROAD AGENT WHO GOT LEFT.
His Feelings Were Hurt, anil He Cut
There were seven of us in the stage out
of Austin. Nev., and after we got started
we counted up our cash and found we had
exactly seventy cents in the crowd. We
were a dead broke gang and lound for
Eureka. Not nman h:itl a bundle or a gun
even. Everything we could rake and scrape
had been put up at Austin to buy our pas
sage in the stage. The seventy cents was
tossed into a common purse and redivided,
so that each one bail a capital of ten cents
to start on in the other town. The driver
had just replied that it was 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, and most of us were asleep, when
a fellow jumped into the road a few yards
ahead of the leaders and ordered the stage
to halt. As he had a double barreled shot
gun and seemed to be full of business the
driver pulled up. Then the stranger, who
was a little man of great energy, came
along to the right haud door and called out
in a brisk and chirky way:
"Now, then, twenty minutes for refresh
ments, and every man throw up his hands
as he steps down!"
We climbed down, every man with a grin
n his face, and as we ranged up in line,
hands up, the old chap on the left, who had
put two cents into the purse and drawn
out ten, began to laugh.
"What in blazes ails this crowd?" de
manded the road agent as he looked at us
in a puzzled way. "Now, then, step one
pace to the front and deposit your guns!"
No one stepped. There wasn't even a
cartridge to deposit.
"Do you mean to say you haven't any?"
fihouted the little man. "Then each man
step out and deposit his boodle!"
We began on the left and each stepped
out and laid down ten cents. Tbe man
stood there with his shotgun at a "ready"
and his finger on the trigger, but yet the
absurdity of the situation Btruck the old
chap so forcibly that he lay right down
and roared until he choked. His mirth was
infectious, and the other six laughed into
the muzzles of the gun, while the driver
cackled like an old hen.
"Do you mean to say that this is your
pile?" finally demanded the agent.
IX TOC MEAX TO BAT THAT THIS IS TOCR
"Yes oh, yes!" shouted the old man as
be wiped the tears from his eyes. 'That's
every blamed cent the seven of us kin raise,
aud you you"
"I'm fooled, eh?" finished the agent. He
searched every man in rotation, made an
inspection of the coach, and then leaned up
against a wheel of the vehicle with a re
proachful expression on his face and said:
"Boys, it's a durned mean trick to play
on a fatherless boy who's got an old mother
to support, and I can't git over it. Seventy
cents for this hull crowd! I've walked
eighteen miles and laid out all night to
stop this coach, and you offer me ten cents
apiece! Say, don't look at. me! Don't
speak to me! Don't even walk in my tracks!
I cut the gang of you dead cold forever!"
And he shouldered his gun and walked
off into the bushes aud wouldn't look back
when we called to hi ni that he'd dropped
Love on the Arkansaw.
Twilight had come again on both banks
of the Arkansaw. It hadn't cost a cent,
and the husbandman lighted his pipe and
sat down to mentally declare that he'd be
dodgoned to catfish if he hadn't struck a
The Widow White stands in her front
door looking out into the gloaming gloam
ing is also cheaper than cornmeal on the
Arkansaw. Now and then she lifts her
plump hand to swat a mosquito nestling
on her chin; now and then she rubs her
back against the doorpost to ngitate the
spot where a gallinipperof tbe Queen Anne
style tried to bite her in two at one mighty
effort. As she rubs she murmurs:
"Durn yo'r pesky hide, but if I had yo'
in mv hand I'd frizzle yo' to death in yan
The gloaming grows deeper, and that
also withont extra charge. Widow White
has just raised one of her marble feet to
kick a yellow pup when her heart gives a
sudden jump and she grabs up the splint
broom and begins sweeping the puncheon
floor. A step a cough a he-he-he! A
middle aged man of swampy aspect and
ague demeanor stands in the door.
"Whyah, Mistah Perkins, but what a
fright yo'nn give I'tin comin up so soft!
Come right in and take a cheer. 'Skeeters
around moos' powerful thiscavenin. now's
co'n agittin ovah yo'r way?"
"Co'ns pore. Missus White very pore.
Biuchillin any lately?"
"Chilled two days ago, thank yo'. Be
yo' still chillin?"
"Sorter reg'larly. Mighty good y'ar f ur
chills, I reckon. I'll sot in the doah if
yo'un doan' mind."
"Of co'se I doan'. I'll sot with yo'.
Better chance in t he doah to slap 'skeet
ers. Daddy Taylor cum along yere this
mawnin, and be'un was atellin 'bout
snaixs. He'un says theys powerful thick
this y'ar. Yo'un hain't bin bitted. I hope?"
"Thank yo', no, not as I consider to re
member. Snaixs doan' pester me. Reckon
I'ze too powerful mean."
"Shoo! Yo'un hain't mean."
"Reckon I'ze too humbly."
"Shoo! Yo'un hain't humbly."
His heart went tunk! tunk! tunk! It
was still tunking when she brought her
fine Italian hand down on his knee with a
smash and broke the spinal column of a
gallinipper boring for meat. She did not
remove it. He'un's paw stole softly down
and clasped it and they squoze. During
the next three minutes not a word was
Uttered. Both were busy with their
thoughts. lie was the first to break the
silence. In a voice modulated to harmo
nize with the song of the whippoorwill in
the adjacent swamp he finally said:
"Ieonore, I'ze bin waitin fo long y'ars
to tell yo'un sunthin."
'Fo' long and weary y'ars. All that
time I'ze luveil yo', but I dasn't speak
cause I was pore."
"And now yo'un is rich?" she queried
as he hesitated.
"Beyan my wildest dreams. Yesterday
I got a job at agittin out hooppoles by
which I shall cl'ar ovah sixty dollars this
summer ovah sixty dollars in cash,
Leonora, and this cavenin I hev called
"Lionel, my heart tells me what yo'un
would say," 6he whispered as ho paused.
"And yo'un will marry me?"
"Then dodrot my pesky hide if I hain't
the happiest mania all this world!"
And he'un was happy and she'un was
glad, and they hooped it up.
What the Hon. George O. Vest fays in
regard to the superiority of tbe Hirrh
berg's diamond and nonchangeahle sec
ludes; "I sm using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me sreat
pleasure to recommend Trof. Hircrhberg
as an excellent optician, and bis plset
are simply unequalled in mv experience.
G. O. Vest."
These spectacles are for tale by T. H.
Thomas, spent for Rock Iland.
Orchard State bunk, of Orchard, Ne
braska, makes investments in real estate
st curiiiee; 7 per cnt interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the personal inspection of tbe officers
E. W.Dart, president; J. S. Dart, cashier..
References Mitchell & Lynde. hank
ers; J. F. Robinson, cashier Rock Islind
National bsrk; C. C. Carter, M. D.;
Henry Dart's Son?, wholesale grocers.
Mr. Robert IT". Dcnvlr
An Exempt Fireman of Jackson Engine Co.,
Long Island City, N. Y., says that at Christmas,
1890, he could only take a smell of dinner, as
he was In a fearful condition from TJypP"i.
The next summer he went to Europe for his
health, but came home uneured. la the fall he
decided upon a thorough trial of
And by Christmas had a hearty appetite,'
healthy digestion, and was perfectly well. His
cure was due wholly to Hood's Sarsaparil'3.
HOOD'S PlLLS cure liver Ills, constipation,
biliousness. Jaundice. and tick headache. Try them.
Estate of Otto F. Ehlere, Deceased.
The nndersigned. having been appointed es
cntor of the last will and testament of Ot to F.
Enters, late of the county of Bock Island, state i
Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice that be v1i
appear before the county court of Hock tslai '
county, at the office of the clerk of said court. It
the city cf Rock Island, at the November term, ct
the First Monday In November next, at which tiuie
all parsons having claims against said estate arr
notified and requested to attend for the purpose of
having the same adjusted. All persona indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate
payment to the undersigned.
Sated this 24th dar of Aogart. A. D. 1891.
well satisfied I!;:..'
Is-fte Best LAUf,:fiY5cAr-iij- vkdl
ivnd luse itin &JI n;y vailii. a.;d clenini
CERS KEEP IT.
$4.00 per Month for Ten years,
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
40 Lots Only
ON EACH PLAN. I LOCATION 38th ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KXO'-VN-
ERGHAIT y AILOR
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, has received
his K.tLL STOCK, of Suitings and Overcoatings.
t5FCALt, ancl leave your order.
Star Block Opposite Harper HorsE.
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
1 THE TAILOR,
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
IES 0 IFi:
Ail lc nds of Cut Flower constantly on hand.
Green Honseg Flower Store
One block north of Central l r. the largest 1 la. 304 Brady Street. Davenport. low
3. F. DeGEAK
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