Newspaper Page Text
Cowlly tz Ooamlly -
Attorneys at Law. ,
ow. m aUtshSB taaVt
Jackson ft XXmnt,
Attoraoye at Law.
CWe. tm Beck Mai national WM hlWu.
a a sn-sast 11 wiun
Swmbj ft T7lkr(
Attorneys aad Couaosllors at Law.
GSiarlM J llamrte.
Attorney at Law. '
ea hastae of ell kinds promptly i
But. Auornrv of Sack LUnd
X2onlrj ft X2cl!nir,
Attorneys at LAw.
Loa aa.y ea feed socaruys auk eoTlee
ttooe. Hefemmea, Ihub.11 Lfaae, hukm
I Oca, rWodtce Block.
SstACaT. at atESUTA
Architects and Superintekdents.
Room A, MltchsT) A Lisa. Witting. aetnad
OrO. P. STAUTJUHAK
Flan sad raperlateadene tor tU
feaildlaga. Xaeaaa la Hunt bluaa.
Dr. John E. Hmwthorne.
' ' '
w DeeUri rarlors, aver Harts rusateyof i
Deal stare. Third avseae Sod Twentieth atraeV
The lata tppoUUneaU for skilled danUiwork.
Henry Gaetje, Prop.
Cat Flowari and Designs of all
City store, MOT Second tmw. Telephone ItlO
Dr. "W. H. Ludewig,
Specialist ol Ere, Ear, Ncse ' and
(M&i la Tf ! new bnllduig. enraer Sew.
rt.tkMrMt m4 Third armae. Rock lelaad.
T.lepaoa. Mo. HHS,
Dr. A. Gravssara,
1'hysician and Surgeon.
OSc. Bant block, M'l Twentieth Wrest.
Dr. Cbai. 2. Robertson,
Kys, Ksr, Nom and Throat Only.
rttea, WkltUkw Block, aslkwtilwawThM
nd toady atfeeta, Oavaapatt, Iowa. Kooou IT
and la, rjuvra: t le tl a. ., I tot p. au
jT --------- -
aV5 PLFA i
f " A
FaTaaaw .saw a-w V
A Thnttannrla of oincrrr
r-nrmM tutUr. anvtotn fcrr tltc wrlfftrr of
nvir ks. nrr giving sqiht irniiar to lata:
i Mm m4 Mrrue tMU Ttaaw
fcw,M mm twm IM wry a Uegtotw 4 tw Sll
I N4I bcunyt
Ui.JI Ctll, Mti.W.a.
IfTrenlnrltlr. iltvplnrcment. of every na-
tnrrr.n lv itiTrlr 7irrd at home br,l
wwi iniirr-aiitrtini l.m.llT and Mrrtkl
All mmmtmlttro liolil lhn h.
Almrd bntir ami fcrrl liif .hppinir away.A
i " w own nuTt
Jica hrmnn.l. thnt thre rrmnlic. hnrrA
mrrd. I.tttlv czprnw. Oakk rralta.
S ("rrataarat rclwC A
IjAl'lrLC) trratiM. that cVt Udy
Mas. U. 3. Sakokit, Agent,
lin TWfti-eavaiik M Back bUad
rapouctS I. i
iHi boi atsuLTsJaaaa
It rh!; n4 nn;
. tfnrMry. I atlUSay.
4 att aVa of arir-atawa ai
I1ri uj - II ill ! f VliAlltv
njr aa4 raMBaMMaarr. aHl. f luMulty
io mi rorkM. Ji7Bnai.arrrackMaBia
2-"'k tmiwiM la Crro aatofaa4
CALUKET KICXUZ Ca. CtirCAGO.
aw Miii k. m
mt. .nntJml. ICtJt airrau ? ijt'
rrarlcT. or cnt dirrrt. tS
9 VICTOR MEDICAL ASSH A Scc
A . . f MT
Stone Quarries ;
Ashltr tr.d trirarain;!
For ehaapneaa. darmbllity and
beauty excelled by a one. Tkja
atoae doaa not waah or color the
wall wit alkali, etc Plauseat
na - for estimate will receire '
earefnl attention and be returned
protaptly at oar exponas.
Quarries It miles front Rock
Island oa the C., B. A Q. B. B.
Trains Nos. ft aad 10 will atop
aad 1st visitors off aad oa.
Cridss stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos of
Baildlnga caa be seen at Boom'
No. IS, Mitchell & Lynda's build
Arthur Burrall, manager.
Rock Island or Colona, 111.
We are showing our
Usual line of fine
Fred Woltman, Jeweler.
Bellabla Goods at
I80S 8IC0SD ATEHUE
Z cNQLlorl QUICK isr
lit if OUT OF Mt )
TrS DFATFNI IHDFMFrtV
la SOdarabr a mtw pcrfoetad arteotlle method
that atauot (all anlM. tbo caa Is aafond karnta
Id. Tou ttt tnprorad Uia Brat day; feai
a ImimIU .rtry d.y; aoo. know youiaelf a Mag
aiva ia oooy, bids im auit. Dialaa and
laawa ended, Urtrj obataele to aappj auniod lift
laawved. Narre ton, will, aaern. braia pewar.
araaa lalllac aia natona. If uriMM nrk
tfoaMeamaltraull. Mailed arenrwaeia, Mled
lac St. SU boaM iorSa. A. i. lUiM, Voartt
vaaae aaa Tab vtaiM atraat. Bock bloat.
Apr! aerfW. of IU
halm 4tnctlt lata A
mottnU. I We ilrona
m. In thru ttw.
lay. mfur mtaU
pnrrrrd, and ttorf
CUE AM BALM
Open aad cleMM. the
natal nmea, Allij.
r.ia aad laflaataMtloB,
Hl the norr. Pro-
tocte too M.mbtao.
froraCold KMtorao the mmh of Tart, and
mell. The Bain ia qutckTrabrarbedand aiTeaie-
lici at once, rriee wc at utn;g.ii or dt man
ELY BROTHERS, GC Wanes ttrcet, New Tork
. rnaaa wen
trSOMTCeaW TUsI VaOTS
trfkus) Uki FaaaUmir Memory.
PeiraAa. aUaateVMla. KiaTVtlT LmiaV
ion, etc., ewsfd by ptal abe,?-, gir wliror ul atftw
uunufloriaM, autai qaicauy wqk aWATcir n
Leat - old or younar. Xaailw crrtfd
iKKRet. l'rKlJ faav-kfceTw. lix for wtUi m
kaa laaM.ifreMa. twit tavtst om kaivintf IXVATV It
vosir ajrutl art sm rvi kw a, wv wiu win n prwwalaK
aaliajalMiflaol Oa .roji fMji, ,mmmS
SOLD at tba Harper Hooaa Drag narmacy,
aoCK ISLAND, ILL.: by Wm. flraiUnia
MOLlNg, iU., mm otbor U.dina irmgM. "
iat tl BatJ at VaaV
18th atraet, bat. th aad 5th avanaaa.
Although 1 hare made a earefnl cradyof
fhe cnbject, I ksewof no more tragic story
of Imposition than that played by Franz
Nenman on hit friends at Meti In I87S.
Every reader knows that Alsace and Lor
raine, the two northeastern tmnrrcces at
France, were ceded to Germany by the
treaty of VenalUes In the spring ctlSTl.
Thew provinces, up to the time of the
Cm Napoleon, had been German, and even
to this day a majority of their people in
all but their lore for the German empire
are Germans. But eight decades of French
rule had made them largely French, so that
TOU ARE KO SOS OT UTSK."
they took mora pride in the control of the
conquerors than they did In their kinsmen
beyond the Hhine. And a quarter of a
crntury, of alliance by force with their old
neighbors bus, as a rule, but intensified
their love for France.
When the Franco-Prussian war broke
out In the summer of 1870, the people of
Alsace and Lorraine were much In the
samo condition as the people in our own
border states of Maryland, Virginia, Ken
tucky, Tennessee and Missouri when our
civil war burst ipou us Just nine years be
There wcro families in thoso provinces
that still turned their hearts to Germanv;
there were families tliat had lieeome heart
and soul reconciled to France, nnd, as in
the case of our own .border states, there
were families that wero divided, sorely di
vided, and here came in the cruel bitter
ness which wo Americans know no well. '
Tho name Xeuuian, or, in English, New
man, is certainly German, although M.
LonU Xeunian, a wealthy merchant of
Metz, with large vineyards on tlio Moselle,
was a Frenchman by birth and in heart.
M. Kenman was a Hebrew, but he mar
ried a French Catholic woman, and lieing
a man of broad Ideas and a big heart he
gave up his creed, and love made him ac
knowledge her faith and have his children
baptised at the altars of her church.
M. Nenman had three children, all sons.
In 1870 the yonngost, Franz, was nearly
si. limits and Joseph were respectively
one and three years older.
The youngest boy was an artist in tem
perament. The other sons had their fa
ther's business qualities and received their
business training in their father's stores
and in the public schools of Mrtz.
I never knew a family with three boys
in it where one or them was not a fool,
said the senior Xcuman to his wife when
they were discussing Franz's mania for art.
"So let him study painting."
lcs, replied tho mother. "Better a
air artist than an Indifferent merchant.
tint whatever the boy does I am sure If we
give him our sympathy he will not disgrace
himself or us.
This bit of family conversation came ont
on the trial which wiu bo presently refer
Up to the breaking out of the Franco-
Prussian war the Nenman brothers were
as warmly attached to each other as any
brother in the world. - Louis and Joseph,
though full of the money muking spirit of
their father, felt not a little pride in the
talents and personal beauty of Franz, who
had. ten in Home and Florence and for the
two years preceding the war had been
studying art in Munich, the queenly cap!
tal nit Bavaria.
I shall not come borne," wrote Frant
to his father, "at least not till peace bring
justice, i havo joined the students' corns.
and we are to be the bodyguard of that
grandest of men, Fritz, the crown prince
Of Germany, who before he dies will be the
emperor of the united Germanic race who
are not held to the Vatican."
M. Louis Xenman and his good wife and
sober, businesslike sons were in" great
tribulation after reading this letter. They
felt that Franz had disgraced them, ana
the more they thought it over the stronger
this iceiing grew. .
The heartbroken old father just before
the historic crossing of the Rhine by the
ucrman forces secured a pass and succeeded
in reaching his still beloved boy near
r ranz, who had been promoted to the
rank of sublieutenant, mounted and de
tached to do courier work in the provinces.
which he so well knew, met his father
with all the old respect and warmth, but
tie refused to leave the service and go
home. He said:
"Father, I could not leave if I would
and would not if I could. I am a German,
as were- my ancestors, and as you are by
inheritance. ' Win or fail, I am ia till the
"But yonr brothers," said the old man.
pleading. "You know tlioy are the best
rllle shots In Mitz."
"So I do, and I am proud of their skUL'
" They are going into the army of their
"Yes. And they will fight against you "
"So be it, but God guiding me I shall
never raise my hand against Louis nor
against Joseph," said Franz.
And, seeing that be could not change
him. the okl father with a heavy heart
made his way hack to Metz. where Ba-
saine had taken command, and about
which the splendid army of the Red Prince
Karl was soon to swarm and to remain till
it won. -
' "I disown Franz," said the old nian
when he had told the story of his futile
atbadon. -"He is no longer a son of mine.
ItatttT that b. lay dead here before ns than
to rise in the ranks of onr formen. " i
"Brother or no brother," said Louis, "if
I saw him before me I should shoot at him
as if be were a strangvr." ' ; I
I should shoot quicker," adued
' - .. yi
Joseph, "so as to stop the disgrace to our
tamuy. - - - - -
But falling ca bar knees brthatabla
and giving way to her tears the poor bro-
aen hearten motcer soooea: i .
'Franz Is my last born and my love.
Let ns Judge him by his motives, for the
boy means right," -
In the brief, bloody war that followed
France fell, but not through the weakness
or cowardice of the citizens of Alsace and
Lorraine. ot even the men from Brit
tany, Xormandy or the Mediterranean
provinces fought more gallantly or suffered
to severely for la belle France aa did these
soldiers whose grandfathers adopted the
tricolor at the bidding of the gnat Corsi-
Louis and Joseph Penman took service
under Bazaine. and the old merchant,
their father, stopped at no sacrifice of
wealth to keep the Saxons and Pomerani
ans of the Red Prince from entering the
gates of bis beloved city.
But incompetency and somesav treason
on the part of the French commander,
though history must give the credit to the
skill and number of the Germans resulted
In the surrender ot aletz and the canitu-
lation of an army so great and so well
equipped that peoplo of the English speak
ing race are amazeu as tuey read the story.
roon alter tnis peace was proclaimed.
and old Louis Xeuman and his two sons
took the oath of allegiance to the newly
created emperor of Germany,
In the meantime r ranz, the artist, had
gone on with Unscr Fritz from tho Rhine
to St Privat, from St. Privat to Sedan and
from Sedan to Paris, where the war and
the Napoleonic dynasty ended.
The sublieutenant Franz Kenman had
becne a captain. His promotion was due
to his conspicuous gallantry, and he would
have been retained In the service of the
emperor but for a severe wound in the
breast received at the close of the siege.
A pittance or a pension and an iron cross
for the breast were all the empire could do
to heal the wound, and these were 4nore
thnn the young soldier asked for.
Franz felt thankfiM that the war had not
brought him face to face with his brothers,
not that he feared their skill as marksmen.
but that he shrunk from the thought of
doing them nnnu.
Pale and with the iron cross on the
breast of his white blouse. Captain Xeu
man made bis way back to his mother and
tho substantial house in which he had
Toe mother, as might have been exoect-
ed, met her youngest son with all the old
love and warnith, but. be had not been in
tho house a half hour when his father en
Without any salutation the old man
pointed to the door and said:
"You are no son of mine. My son Franz
died to me the day he put on a German
uniform. I have two sons left. Go before
they see you, for they still know bow to
Tho young captain- kissed his mother.
who clung to him, and turning at the
threshold he said to his fatlier:
"You have done what their rifles may
finish. You have Wasted my Ufa One
day their ballots will end it "
These words, which, if noticed by the
enraged old man, were supposed to be wild
and rambling, were afterward recalled with
the agony and bitterness of death.
And so the crippled captain went away
from Metz, and the merchant aad his
sons worked all the harder in their stores
and vineyards to make up for the losses of
Four years went by. durincr which time
the stern old merchant never permitted the
name or his youngest son to be mentioned
in his presence. ,
Now and then the heart hungry mother
spoke to the other sons about their "Ger
man brother," and they tried to comfort
her with the-assurance that he had gone to
America with many of his old comrades.
The years brought much prosperity to
tne Drothcra Louis and Joseph. Each mar
ried' a wife as rich as himself, and each
had kept Up his love for rifle practice, and
there were no men in Metz who bad won
so many trophies at the targets.
- One day the blind walls of the city were
covered with the announcement of a great
circus. The principal features of the circus
were horseback riding and shooting, and
groat prizes were offered to any who ex
celled the members of the company in their
The troop claimed to come from Mexico,
and the star of the company was Don
is uevoncrmana This man, after giving ex
hibitions ot riding and shooting, handed
cartridges to the audience to prove that the
bullets were lead. Then in the presence
df nil bo loaded two rifles, railed for the
best shots in the audience and let them lire
at him at a distance of 50 feet
Tocase'the nervons. IMn Xnevohermano
wore a breastplate of heavy leather, but his
cuiiin was that no man could hit him
while he was looking at hlin, the rule be
ing that the riflemen must not shoot till
the living target oavc the word.
Hero was a chance for Louis and Joseph
Nenman to show their skill, and their
friends told them so. There was no danger
in it, for the man with the Spanish name,
the star of the show, had proved this in
England and in many towns of France.
A great white tent was erected tn the
shadow of the fort where Bazaine surrcn-
TH TWO BOXES BLAZED OCT.
dared his army to the Red Prince, and
thither on the appointed day Socked all
tne mm and curious of Metz.
' Mrs. Xeuman did not care for sack
things. .The ameU of powder made her
sick, and the explosion of firearms mads
ber nervoaa, but the old merchant, aaaia
a boy, decided to see how the riflemen, his
aons. coaia mage ont agn lnrt "tacliupiTvl-
nus rpamaru," aa the man
the bills. . .
; t Tba great tent was crowded,
ras all it rial mad
The mntte. tier ridta and
mniiea tba paopte, trat au
iraitins; tor the last act.
At leaartfc Oam Mi
the ericas, tea drama rolled, and
trumpets rang ont a challenge.'
The cararsngwa were paaaed anoot. The
two rifles were loaded, and the Sara Xeu
man brothers by common coaatsi t took the
weapons to Are.
TalL slender and darx bearded, the
Spaniard took bis place with the zed enlraaa
on his breast. He gave his instruct! 'fia.
The brothers nodded to Indicate that they
understood. -.. , .4
"One. two, three fire!"
The two rifles bland out. and Cantain
Franz Xeamaa leaped into xhe air asd felt
forward dead. v
The court records of Mete for Septem
ber, 1875, show that Franz Nenman, as
shown by papers found among his effects,
had deliberately planned bis own tragic
He bad. been using- black lead bullets
that shattered on the explosion, bat those
given to his brothers wrre genuine lead.
This "fatal Imposition," as Figaro can.
ed it. Is perhaps the most tragic and dra
matic In the history of such deceptions. .
A BELLAMY MILLENNIUM.
m fonts Are I poking Varwaral To. , '
University students who calmly go about
the serious business of getting ready fot
the millennium in this Intensely practical
day and generation are not to be found In
cap and gown In every "quad. " So when
it was learned that Webster Parkhurst and
George Payzant, students of the Univer
sity of California, had given up their
studies and were devoting all their time to
preparation for the millennium there was
something of sensation In the claaaio
town of Berkeley.
Both students are quite popular, and
Parkhurst has won local fame as an ath
lete. Neither lad has reached his majority.
The boys "experienced" religion during a
series ot revival services held a short time
ago in the Berkeley Methodist church. The
impression made upon them was great
Upon the development of eccentricity t heir
parents made every effort to change their
views, but without avalL They could not
GEOBGE PATZAXT AND WEBSTER PARKHURST.
induce them to return to school: In fact.
the boys claimed exemption from parental
control on account of their close comraunl
ration with the Lord. Now tho pastors of
their respective parents are endeavoring to
make the lads see the error of their war.
cm ootn noya steaaiastiy TCI use to re
sume their studies. They say that educa
tion cannot possibly do them any good, as
the millennium Is due in 1898. It would be
lust so much time wasted, a ,
rayzant oases nis dciici in the near ap
proach of the millennium on certain pas
sages or the Bible, "it may be 914 years,
and it may be 7," said the young man,
"but that Christ will come I know.- That
does not necessarily mean the destruct ion
of the world. It Is rather the forerunner of
the millennium, when all that Bellamy in
his 'Looking Backward' prophesies will
come to pass, only that was in a socialistic
sense, while this will' be In a spiritual
Bang For Tlih loon Days. -
The latest sensation tn Paris has been an
exhibition at a concert hall where a man
hung with a rope around his neck for 13
days on a wager.
i Ms oaring individual is named Durnnd
and is a native of Marseilles. Some time
ago be staid on top of a column for 28 days,
and as a result somewhat decreased in
stature. These lost Inches, It Is said, he
hoped to recover by hanging for 13 days.
He won his wager and with apparent easa
For 13 days and 13 nights he hung in the
red draped concert hall, taking neither food
nor any drink except at .intervals a few
drops of some sustaining liquor, the com
position of which Is known only to himself.
lhe rope around his neck was attached to
a narrow hook and sustained him for sev
eral days, but finally wore out and had to
be replaced by a new one. Durandwat
much annoyed whan the old rope was re
moved, as he hod to remain a few minutes
on the ground, and urged his assistants to
hang blm up again as quickly as possible.
ENetatod a Death
John Pepper of Chicago, a young man
of 24, lay on bis deathbed the other day.
Calling his sister, he asked her to write
down some words he had In his mind.
Then without any hesitation, save that
which weakness imposed upon him, be dic
tated the following lines:
Will yon eome to my ktbvo
When ny spirit 1 led.
And beneath too cold sod
I am laid with tba dead.
And the heart that once loved you
Is turning to day.
A. in Calvary'a cold ground
I am paanlng anrayT
"I wish, Maney." he said to bis sur
prised sister, "yon would have these lines
published with my death notice. I do so
wish to have my friends come to my grave
after I am gone." Six boors later he was
The surprising thing about the affair Is
that be was never known before to attempt
to write or compose a versa.
A society to check the decline In
tatloa has been formed ia France. It
pwaajaea to attain Its object by legislation.
Families containing more than three chil
dren are to be free from taxation, while
those having no children will bo taxed
heavily. The legacy duties are to be re
vised and the laws regulating the divUloo
of estates among children reformed
Mollle Jolla, a jolly belle of Dover. Dei,
dded huawjm two rival suitors la a
sy. She made the men swtm arsona
Jones lake, a distance of a quarter of a
mile. The lusty swains swam neck aad
neck, bat one slipped tn the mod oaths
bank aad loot the ram by a yard. Miss
Jolls referecd the race aad. embraced the
' In Japan one marriage ta every three
ends in a divorce. This is not so very snr-'
prising, seeing that a woman,' for In
stance, may be divorced fur talking toe
mack or bnrsmse her another-m-law da.
g "A Secrdttr."
Tobacco Dealers say, that
BATTLE AX" is a "scorcha"
because It sells so Casta Tobacco
Qjewers 'say, it is a "scorcher" be
cause 5 cents' worth goes so far It's
as good as can be
cost. The 5 cetit
large as the other
'Simplicity In Mechanics, like Beauty la Composition, rep
resents Greatest Merit."
THESE IS HOTHIira
They are as strong at they are almpls. Graceful aad correct la
proportions, hsadsoms, d arable aad easy running. The Saest
material under the prettiest finish. All styles and only one trad
the highest, . Artlstio catalogue sent frjee to any address. Donl
fall to write as before choosing a new mount.
eiil nam xz&l
W. J. KERR,
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures. Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
VAN CAMP PAOKINO CO..
pnnTcu o con
Feints end Bcc:r-ater3
1 ICZLU Cx
a 4,'s .
made regardless of
piece is almost as'
fellows 10 cmt piece
lio, ii aad auTweatlstSi street
T1u n-MI tw mill
at spoM In the
! hraich hamper
arftirtKM laaib Inn
em. They unify htm.rm . mt- f -
IT A M