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TELE ARGUS. - SATURDAY. FEBRUARY i4, 1891.
Published Daily nd Weekly at 18X Second Ave
nae. Rock Island, 1U.
J. W. Potter,
Tinas-Daily. 50c per month; Weekly. $3.00
All communications of a eriHcal or artrnmentt
Itb character, political or talteioue. moat have
real name attached for poblicaGbo No each arti
ticlee will be printed orer fictitious signatures -Anonymous
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
1 1 Rock Island county.
Saturday, Febrcart 14 1891.
Boston Herald: Fashionable society
la New York has hit upon a new fad. It
consists of going to church on Sunday.
The pension appropriation bill re
cently passed the senate. It appropriates
for pensions for the year the sum of
$183,173,085; for fees and expenses of
examining Burgeons, $1,500,000; for sals
tries of eighteen pension agenu, $73,000
and for clerk hire, $ 300.000.
Mrs. FiTzeiMUONS, wife of the man
who knocked Dempsey out, said to a New
Orleans reporter: ''Bob isn't as hand
some as some, but while your president
receives $50,000 a year my husbund has
made $15,000 in less than two hours. It
to the difference in tie men, you see."
The proposition to elect United S ates
senators direct by the people of the re
spective states is receiving attention even
in the senate itself. If John M. Palmer
shall be elected, it shall be a great lever
in bringing this much needed amendment
to the constitution. If the question
should be submitted to the people of the
United States, it would be carried affirm
atively by two to one.
According to Friday's Chicago Be raid
Representative Payne, of this county,
met Dr. Moore, one of the F. M. B . A.
members, in the lobby of the Loland ho
lei on Thursday, and a warm discussion
ensued. The report said that Payne ges
ticulated wildly and that Moore bad to
dode to save being hit. Go slow. Wil
lim; you're not up in Zuma now.
Xow Senator "Bill" Crawford has gent
the Union a dispatch telling it that the
republicans h.ve not succeeded in defeat
ing Palmer yet. The duties of corres
pondent for that particular journal at tbe
state capital are so onerous that the two
Bills have to take turns at the work so
they will not become prostrated and una
ble to vote in the joint session. Truly
Crawford and Payne are earning their
In a crowd of ten men you will find
nine who have mistaken their calling,
says an exchange. Heavenborn orators
are carrying the hod, athletes are preach
ing the gospel, briilimt writers are shoe
iog horses There are lawyers who
ought to be driving cars, and street car
drivers who ought to practice law; sur
geons who ought to be sawing wood and
wood cutters who ought to be sawing
bone3. There are men in the penitent
tiary who ought to be holding positions
of trust and men holding positions of
trust who ought to be in the penitentiary.
This is rough if true.
One would suppose from reading the
comments of tbe republican press upon
the pleasant exchange of courtesies be
tween Govern .r and Senator-elect Hill
and ex-President Cleveland at a recent
dinner at New York that the republicans
expected these two gentlemen to meet a
2a Fitzuimmons and Dempsey. This is
absurd. Cleveland and Hill are good
friends and are both good democrats, and
we have no hesitation in miking ib
prophecy that when the next natinnitl
campaign opens they will both be hard at
work fcr the democratic nominee, whether
he be one of them or some other demo
Peoria Herald: Republican news
papers are making loud com
plaint, now that the legislation
is being retarded on account of th sen
atorial fight. These republican newspa
pers would be very glad to have the en
Ktorlal contest declared off. What they
want 13 no election at all, hence their
bod cries to quit senatorial making and
go to legislating. Unfortunately, how
ever, the constituton of the United
States gives ss one of the first duties of a
legislature, when it is first organized,
that is during a year when a senator is
be elected, is to ballot every day for
United States senator. It is the duty of
the legislature to see that this business
should continue until an election is se
cured. If they have not ingenuity to se
cure an early result and elect a senator,
then let the responsibility rest on the leg
A Locomotire Steamboat.
A locomotive steamboat is being built at
Kristanstad, Sweden, for the navigation of
a chain of nmall lakes separated by falls.
The boat is to be fitted with wheels fitting
a track, and power can be applied to either
the propeller or tbe driving wheels of the
locomotive part of the craft. The track is
3 feet 6 inches Range, with grades of one in
35, and curves of a radins of 100 meters.
A Tailor's Courtship.
Lena Unci haf yon really sooch a
Bdrong" attachment for me, Isaac?
Schneide Yaw; it vas like a br.tton
tewed on mit r lk! Pnck.
IN Iffi FORTH.
By CHARLES mo, U. S. A.,
Authorof"The ColoneV Daughter," "The
Deter ter," "From, the Ranks," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldier."
(Copyright, 1SEO, by J. B. Ltpplncott Company,
Pbiladelpbia, and published by special arranga-
with U. -D1. l .
Out along the grassy slopes the live
liest of trumpet calls were ringing. Long
lines of mounted skirmishers were ad
vancing in mimic attack against the
bluffs to the north of the wide valley.
Assembly and deploy, rally and charge,
followed each other in quick succession,
and the piff-paff of carbines far out on
the eastern flank was answered by
sweeping dash of whirling sabers and
thunder of galloping hoofs Here and
there the bright hues of the guidons lent
color to the somber effect of service dress
and treeless prairie. And along the bold
crests that spanned the northern sky
lino groups of gayly attired spectators,
whose parasols and far.s, scarfs and band
kerchiefs, seemed fluttering in constant
motion, watched the busy scene on the
flats below. Several buggies and carry
alls had driven out from the neighbor
ing town ; three or f cmr ambulances and
Concord wagons vrcr present from the
postitself; and one lijrni, open barouche,
drawn by two stylish i;:ivs and driven by
a dignified nejrro, was evidently a renter
of attraction for m -v.-.y eyes. Herein
were Feated Mrs. Lnr.o and her gnest.
Miss Marshall, v.-irh their nonr neigh
bors, the wife anl sb;cr of Jlr. Wharton,
first lieutenant of La no's troop.
Several ladies from the frt ha l alight
ed from their various vehicles nud were
gathered in lively conversation about the
barouche. Others, seated along the crest,
were watching the evolutions and com
menting, as is their wont, on the horse
manship or voice of this officer or that.
Every now and then some town buggy
would drive close beside the one stylish
looking carriage and its occupants would
gaze with much curiosity upon the party
Mr. Schonberg and hi companion had
tnerein. As a rule these gazers were
women, possibly friends of some of the
post people, and this was not a matter to
be much objected to. But one buggy,
drawn by a gray horse, contained two
men whose appearance Miss Marshall's
keen eyes had noted as they passed the
first time and closely scrutinized as they
came down the next. One was flashy
in dress: both were lond in their talk
and swaggering in manner; both were
smoking cigars of questionable origin
and one of them had the unmistakable
cut of the German Jew.
Any one could "place even had he
maintained silence, while, on the other
hand, his coarse tones would in the
blackest darkness have proclaimed his
class. Both times they passed they
stared boldly at the occupants of the
carriage and critically inspected the
team and apjwintmpnts the second time
driving close alongside and perceptibly
slackening np to have a hotter look
Mrs. Lane flushed under such hold scru
tiny, and the other ladies looked embar
rassed and annoved.
"Ugh! those horrid menT spoke Mrs,
Morris, the colonel's wife, who drove up
just in time to catch a whiff of malodor
ous smoke. "Who are they? and what
are they doing here?
"One is a Mr. Schonberg," answered
Mrs. Brodie, of the infantry. "He used
to be a clerk here at the post trader's
several years ago, I am told; but he has
bis own store in town now, and they say
he's an awful cheat; no one will deal
with him from the post at least.
don't know the other man at all. He is
"They are particularly rude in man
ner, it seems to me," said Mrs. Morris,
"1 wish tho colonel would keep such
people away from tho reservation."
"That man likes to be impudent, Capt.
Brodie says. He was put off the reserva
tion some years ago and ordered never
to come on again. He was caught smng
gling liquor to the men, and had been
for months lending them money at scan
dalous interest, and ev-ry one knew, and
knows now, that he has the worst kind
of influence on them. Indeed. Mrs. Mor
ris, I wish the colonel would keep him
out, although I suppose some of the men
the most vicious among them would
go to his place in town whenever they
wanted money or liquor. He probably
ventures out here because the Eleventh
has just come to the garrison, and he
supposes Col. Morris to be in ignorance
of his character and of the orders that
had been given by his predecessor. Maj
Kenyon knows him well enough, and
the colonel of the th cavalry gave
strict orders that he thpuld not be al
lowed even to cross the bridge. But
then none of your regiment knows him
"Mr. Hearn knows him, Mrs. Brodie,"
promptly spoke a young lady who wore
not inconspicuously the gold crossed
rifles of the infantry.
"Why, bow can that be when he has
been here no longer than the other offi
cers of the Eleventh!" was the immediate
fTIe was stationed here the winter fol
lowiag his graduation. He was still an
adui tional second lieutenant then. You
remc mber ho did not get his promotion
to the Eleventh until nearly a year after
he left the Point. At least that is what
Mr. McDonough says." And Mr. Mc-
Donough, being the owner of the crossed
rifle , the damsel blushes becomingly.
Oh, l remember, answered Mrs.
Morris. "Mr. Hearn told us he had
been stationed here for one winter: but
he d dn't seem to like it much then."
"Wasn't Mr. Hearn a little wild in
thoso days?" inquired Mrs. Brodie. "It
seen s to me I have heard as much from
somo of the townspeople. You've no
idea what gossips they are. Why, IVe
learned ever so much about your prede
cessors, the th, that I never dreamed
of txtfore they left. A good deal about
Mr. Hearn, too." And the lady looked
tentatively at Mrs. Lane, as though in-
vititg further question. But glancing
an instant from that young matron's
fl listing face she finds Miss Marshall's
big dark eyes fixed upon her with a
scrutinizing, penetrating expression that
in some way disheartens her. "I beg
pardon though," Bhe hastens to say; "I
ihink I have heard Mr. Hearn and Capt.
Lane were particular friends. Of course
all t lis happened long ago, and he has
probably outlived his youthful propensities."
I never heard of Mr. Hearn as any-
hing- but a most dutiful and excellent
jficer," said Mrs. Lane quietly. "Capt
Lane is very fond of him."
C jrtainly, if he hud been a dissipated
man, or a gambler, or anything else.
avs Mrs. Morris, with proper spirit,
my husband woul 1 have leen apt to
mow it; but
Oh, it wasn't that." interposed Mrs.
Brodie. And just at this instant three or
four officers came cantering up the slope.
akmg advantage of a brief rest to pay
their devoirs to the fair spectators.
Mi. Marshall noted that, as this
jToup approached, the buggy with its
abjet tionable occupants drove slowly
away in the direction of the fort. Half
in hour later, as they were bowling rap
idly homeward over the hard prairie
road, they came upon the infantry bat-
alion, also skirmishing. Everybody
but t ae guard seemed out at drill, and
the 03t was practically deserted. En-
term.' the garrison limits Cassias, the
olor .nl coachman, guided his bays down
he slope between the guard house and
he p et trader's store and then up the
incline to the southwest gate, preferring
Ibis road to going along tha garrison in
front of the barracks of the men. The
ladies were chatting blithely, but both
Miss Marshall and Miss Wharton noted
that the butrgy with the gray horso was
halted at the store railing, and at the
door stood the two men in civilian dress
and ii third in the undress uniform of
All three stared intently at the occu
pants of the barouche with that singular
expression of mingled impudence and
familiarity which is so marked a char
acteristic of the street loafers alwavs
hanging about the corners of certain
thoroughfares of our western cities.
where the police are not yet instructed
in those rules of civilization which re
quire such parties to be moving on. As
the ladies were whirled by Mr. Schon
berg was seen to wink expressively, and
the f oldier, a dark faced, leetle browed
fellow, with his hands .in his pockets.
lookiHl after them and grinned.
How annoyed Mr. Hearn would be,'
said Miss W harton, "if he could have
seen that performance!"
Vhat do yon mean, Lucv? Thoso
horrid men again?" asked her sister; who,
bein $ on the back seat with Mrs. Lane,
had not seen the soldier's face after they
pass, -d Lim by.
"The men are impertinent, certainly;
one expects nothing better of that class
of i eople, but all the soldiers are so re
spectful and courteous to our ladies, gen-
erally, it is a pleasure to meet them
Haven't you noticed how different they
are from well, from that one. Miss
"Yes, indeed, not only here, but in the
old i rtillery barracks where I once visit
ed. I am suro Mrs. Curtis, mv cousin.
knew tho name of every man in the two
batteries, and always had a pleasant
word for them when we mot. They al
ways took off their caps, though some of
the old sergants. to bo sure, sainted just
as tl ey would to an officer. This man
was a contrast to the general rule."
"Perhaps he is not of our regiment.
suggested Mrs. Lane, "and docs not
know the ladies."
Unluckily ho is of 'ours,'" said Mrs.
Whrrton. "That is Welsh, of C troop.
and he was Capt Blauvclt's striker.'
Mr. Wharton says he is a bad character.
and that there was something very
strange about the way the captain kept
him by him all the time he wa3 here.
Why isn't he at drill, I wonder?"
"Possibly he's on guard." said Mrs.
i.an'. -me guara nouse is only a
stone's throw away."
"He's never far from the guard house,'
laugiea .Mrs. wnarton, as Bue sprang
from the carriage at the Lanes' gate.
"Bu" he's not on guard today, unless he
has taken off his belts. There! they
have gone into the bar. How 1 wish
the colonel would close (hat place!"
HtJf an hour later, all in a glow after
their rapid drill, four or five young of-
ncem strode, laughing and chatting,
into the club room at the store, and
throwing off belts, caps and gaunt
lets proceeded to bury their mustaches
in the foaming glasses of cool beer
whic h tho attendant promptly supplied.
Over on the other side of tho establish
men- loud voices could be heard ia nni
mated talk, and presently Lieut. Lee
called out to the attendant to ch.se the
door leading into the bar. Mr. Stone,
the trader, entered at tho moment, look
ing t. trifle vexed.
"Those men are making quite a racket
m tt ere, Stone. Who are thcyf asked
"A couple of fellows from town and
Weill, of C troop."
"Welshr exclaimed Mr. Hearn, who
was glancing over the pages of a late
paptr. "Why, he has eo business here!
That, man is on sick report, under the
doct it's care. Has he been drinking?"
"They've all been drinking, more or
less. If I had known Welsh was on Kick
report I wonld have told Billy not to
sell him anything."
"Why, that man was told that be
must stay in quarters all the time the
command was at drill. It's a rule in the
troop when a man is excused from any
duty he must remain in quarters during
th performance of it. Just tell him to
step outside," said tho lieutenant. "Say
I wish to see him. And picking np his
cap and ganntieta Mr. rleam strolled
from the room and went around to the
east front. There, through tho open
doorway, the conversation within be
came distinctly audible, and (Japt.
Brodie. of the infantry, who was of
ficer of the day, returning from his
morning inspection of the sentries down
about the wood yards, hearing the lond
talk, turned and came rapidly over
toward the store.
"Who do you say wants me?" Welsh's
voice was heard to asK, as hOLloOd un
steadily at the bar.
The lieutenant Lieut. Hearn, man;
he's waiting for you outside," caid the
bartender, in tones that plainly told his
'He be d d! I ain't under his orders!
I'm on sick report. The post surgeon is
the only man who can give me orders to
day, and don't yon forget it!"
"Go instantly, Welsh, or ITl call for
the euard," said Mr. Stone. "You're
mora than half drunk now. Don't give
that man another drop, Kirbv. Go at
once Welsh." And now Lieut. Hearn's
erect figure appeared in the doorway.
"Welsh, come here, was all he said.
Slowly and with surly mien the soldier
turned, glowering at his superior, set
down the glass and then slouched across
the floor toward tho young officer, but
halted short of the doorway.
"Come out here, sir," said the lieuten
ant 6ternly, stepping a little to one tide.
"What for? I ain't on duty today."
was the sullen answer.
ro arguments, Welsh. We've had
too much of that from yon. Go instant
ly to your quarters, and stay there. You
got excused from drill on account of ill-
nes, and you know perfectly well the
troop rule. You have no busi ness to leave
the barracks, much less to be
"The doctor didn't give me any such
orders," innttered Welsh, still hanging
back, "and he's my commanding officer
ror ail answer rar. iiearn sprang
quickly forward, grasped the coat collar
of the soldier in a muscular hand. and.
without violence rut with quick deter
mination, marched him forth into the
By G d, lieutenant, you'll pav for
this!" screamed Welsh. "I don't allow
any man to lay hands on mo." And then
the instant he was released he turned
and shook his clinched fist at his young
superior. Before another word could te
said the corporal of the tmard with a
conple of men, answering tho signal of
the officer of the day, came bounding to
Take that man to the guard house.'
said Capt. Brodie, boiling over with in
dignation. "111 attend to this case. Mr.
Hearn. I witnessed the whole thine "
And, swearing and struggling in the
grasp of the guard, Welsh was led away.
lirodie saw uira safely landed in the
guard room, then turned back to the
6tore. The two civilians, who had si
lently witnessed this scene, were ex
changing significant glances from time
to time and some low whispered words.
iit: T 1 M a
ilia names liroaie, :cuonrKrar was
heard to say. "You've got Hearn.'
um, wnen tne omcer or ino day re
appeared at tho doorway they turned
their backs and were apparently ab
sorbed in tho discussion of the cocktails
which the barkeeper somewhat grudg
ingly set iK'tore mem. urodie tcoi a
good look at the pair, but, as they care
fully refrained from showing their faces.
he remained but a moment at the door
way, and then, with a dissatisfied shake
of the head, turned and walked over to
ward the garrison.
The trumpet was loudly in-aling order
ly call a few minutes later as the men
came marching up from stVjles, their
sabers clanking and their spu.TeJ heels
ringing along the road. The instant the
ranks were broken in front of the bar
racks a rush was made by dozens of their
nnmlK-r for tho cool refreshment of the
trader's Ix-er, and the bar was speedily
crowded with their stalwart, dust cov
ered forms and ringing with their jovial
voices. Some of them looked askance at
the strangers, but Schonberg assumed an
air of joyous good fellowship.
"Just in time, boys," he called aloud.
jonie ngnt np and nave it witn me.
Here, Billy, ask all these gentlemen to
take a glass of beer. I always swore by
tho cavalry, anyhow; didn't I, Billy?
That s right, boys; fill em all np; and
when you get into town come around
and see my place." And with that he
began distributing printed business cards
Some of the men accepted the cards
and the proffered hospitality; others
seemed to hang back. One or two non
commissioned officers drew away to one
side by themselves and signaled to the
barkeeper that they wished to be served
privately and not included in tbe Israel
Meantime Capt. Brodie had gone in
search of the commanding officer. The
roll of tho drum and the peal of the
trumpet sounding mess call ftpeedily
emptied the bar of the bine bloused
throng. Bnt Mr. Schonberg and his
companion had been drinking just
enough to be aggressively hospitable.
The next thing that Kirby knew the
former was lurching around the build
ing with his friend in tow. and to his
consterna ion made as straight as his
legs would permit for the ooor of tho
officers' club room. Three or four of
the young gentlemen were still there.
sipping "shandygaff" and glancing
through the papers. These l ooked up in
evident surprise at the flushed features
and flashy attire of the 6trax.ger who so
confid'jnt-'y and jovially entered, his
companion following closely i a his wake.
"G'mornin', genlem'n," exclaimed Mr.
Schonberg, holding forth a pudgy hand
and beaming effusively upon Lieut. Lee.
"Welcome to Fort Ryan, genlem'n.
ratiiiM4 oa FIT a ptg )
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to February 14th,
TO MAKE ROOM FOR
win e1ee oat a targe Hoe of Bed Booea aod Tt or Ecu at coat, a Ira a mat rtito.
Ctaalra will be told cheap.
3Do net mi6s this opportunity.
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H. SIEMON & SON,
ioves and Tinware,
PUMPS, 2SJA.IXJSI &C,
Buter Baaner Cookir.f n-l lleMicg Stoves and the Oeneseo Co-a.L? Su,vt.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
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h porciaed f;r the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE
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Tbe beat Met.' a Sac aj9v in tbe eit y f jt tbe price.
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Thla hmae baa jnalbern fflaed tbroafkoat and la bow ! A No 1 eoad.Uoa. It I a Br ti
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Aak your Grocer for them. They are beL
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL
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Contractors and Builders
ALL KINDS OF OaRPXNTXR WORK DONE,
treeaeral Jobbta done on abort aoOoa aad asttof actio garaatd
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Has af arts rer of aO kudJ of
BOOTf AND SHOES
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