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TBLE AKGUS. "WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 11. 1891.
Vnbltthed Daily and Weekly at 1894 Second Ave
obo, Kock Inland. 111.
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tive character, imlitical or religious, matt have
mi name attached for publication No aneh arti
ttelce will be printed over fictitious signatures -Anonyiiioti
communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
in Bock island county.
Wednesday, March 11. 1891.
At the earnPRt anllrifnHnn nf mv fHimi). T
Vweby announce myself as a candidate for the
ffic of collector subject to the decision of the
atoueeraticcity township convention.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the office of collector at the suggestion of
wany friends, subject to the decision of the
toaaocratic cHy township convention .
A Blaek Record.
The New York World of Thursdav.
March 5 devotes over two paces of fine
type to the scandals and outrages upon
the people that have resulted from two
years of republicanism and Harrison iem.
The record of the republican scandals
give ia detail by the World may be
kriefed as follows:
Scandal No. 1 Selling "protection"
said excessive profits to monopolists for
ooney used to elect a president.
Scaiidal No. 2 Rewarding the raiser
f a corruption fund with a position in
the cabinet of a president.
Scandal No. 3 Eipetiding the money
thus procured in the open purchase of
Scandal No. 4 Utter disregard of civil
service reform pledges and a galaxy of
dBr?p-f.t rrcntTrent9 for djaoredit
able party peivice.
Scandal No. 5 8hamefol administra
tion of the great pension bureau for the
benefit of pension sharks.
Scandal No. 6 Prostituting the most
honorable public office in the world to a
portly family affair.
,TTScandalNo 7 The Pre8dent of the
United States as a gift-taker and tool of
seal estate boomer?.
Scandal No 8 Stealing the represen
Utioa in the United States senate of a
Scandal No. J) Creating states of min
ing camps for the sole purpose of retain
ing partisan control.
Scandal No. 10 Evicting democratic
members of the house of representatives
for the same reason.
Scandal No. 11 Usurpation of power
by. a speaker to insure the passage of par
8-h.1 No. 12 Disgraceful &cenes
and grot vui.riiv in the house, the di
rect result of the speaker's action.
Scandal No. 13 Making a fraudulent
census for partisan advantage through a
reapportionment of congressional repre
sentation. Scandal No. 14 Government officials
looriDg public lands regardless of a very
mild ro uke.
Scandal No. 15 Squandering the mon
ey of an overtaxed people to get rid of a
Each of these distinguishing trade
aiksofthe republican party will be
fonnd worthy of careful consideration.
Ho reference is made to the infamous
force bill and treasury-looting subsidy
hill.' bemuse through the vigilance and
energy of the democratic minority neither
has become a law.
Thr. huear market.
A groc r'a paper says that sugars for a
few weeks will be very firm and likely to
advance in price. Nearly all the refiners
in the country are either already uider
bond or will be put under bond within a
few dys. The result will be that by the
15th of the month there will be very
small stocks of sugar in the bands of
either jobbers or refiners, except bonded
goods. SboclJ stocks become entirely
exhausted, and it become necessary to
withdraw sugar from b nd to supply the
demand, granulated would cost the jobs
ber 7 cents. It is not at all improbable,
therefore, tht before April 1 we shall be
compelled to advance our price on granu
lated to 7 J or possibly 7 cents. While,
of coarse, dealers should endeavor to
clean up nil their stocks before April 1 ,
they should also endeavor to so regulate
their purchases that they may have some
stock on hand up to that date. Bayers
who are compelled to order granulated
between March 15 and 31 are likely to
have to pay from 7 to 7 cents for it.
Bret Harte'N Latent.
The latest writings of Bret Harte, "A
Sappho of Green Hprings and Other Stor
ies," has just been published by Houghton.
Mifflin & Co. The leading story opens
well with the appearance of a California
lumberman in the editorial sanctum of a
rngnzt fr ihe purpose of ascertaining
the name of a poetess who has been con'
tribnting to the periodical under the nom
deplume of "White Violet." The editor
dues not know, for the reason that the
contributions have been sent in without
same or address. The lumberman de
parts and then appears on the scene Jack
Hamlin, gambler and philosopher, who
also is curious about "White Violet." and
who makes a bet with the editor that he
will unearth the mystery. Hamlin sets
int At thp fjnoat, an does the editor, and
odoes the lumbeiman. Their various
adventures are related in Harte's best
tyle. The poetess turns out to be a
middle-aged wid w with several children
The lumbermtn rmrries her and is hppy.
The edi'or mourns p etets lost to the
worthwhile Jack Hmlin goes and gets
himself killed in a gambling fracas. The
other stories in the volume are all ex
cellent. In commenting upon the aleniation of
Messrs. Cockrell and Moore from Crow
breeder Streeter, the Union frantically ex
claims "What nexil" Why, submit to
the inevitable, and make Gen. John M.
Fklmers election unanimous.
AN ARMY PORTIA.
Ey CQAELES KING, TJ. a A.,
Author f "The Colonel's Daughter," "The
Deserter," "From, the Ranks," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
(Copyright, 18C0, by J. B. Lippincott . Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arranga
romt with tl:m. 1
Corp. Stein was at their heels.
The week that followed the advent at
Fort Ryan of the staff officer from divi
sion headquarters was one that the good
people at the post have not yet ceased
talking abont. Lawler had remainedin
the garripon only twenty-fonr hours, and
went back eastward without a word as
to his intentions, and, to the surprise of
even Col. Morris, without having sent
for or spoken to the man most interested
in his coming Lieut. Hearn. This in
itself was something that excited most
unfavorable comment, for it was known
that he had had long interviews with
Mr. Abrams, the busy representative of
the press, and that he had driven in
town to spend some hours in questioning
certain dubious looking citizens pre
sented to him one by one at the estab
lishment of Mr. Schonberg. He had
furthermore sent to the guard house for
Trooper Welsh once again there incar
cerated by order of Capfc. Cross, who as
officer of the day had arrested him for
attempting to slip across a sentry's post
the previous night. And once again, to
the dismay of the cavalry officers and
the unconcealed ridicule of the infantry
battalion, Col. Morris had directed
Welsh's immediate release.
"It was a misunderstanding, probably,
Capt. Cross," said the colonel in con
ciliatory mood to the old officer of the
day, as he relieved him after guard
mount. "Welsh was given to under
stand that these gentlemen, who had
just come from an interview with Col.
Lawler, had the authority of the depart
ment commander to take him to town
with them, so as to be ready to make
certain depositions early in the morn
ing." But Cross eyed his commander un
flinchingly and said no word.
Among the infantry officers the opin
ion was openly expressed that between
Abrams and Lawler and Trooper Welsh
the colonel was simply demoralized.
The crowd at dress parade for several
evenings was almost as big as that be
fore spoken of, and, though The Palla
dium man did not again take position on
the colonel's left during the ceremony
itself, he was frequently at that officer'
side when he made his way through the
curious throngs both in going to and re
turning from his post. And afterward,
with the eyes of the townspeople upon
them. Private Welsh and the unterriried
correspondent paced up and down the
road in front of the cavalry barracks for
half an hour; and the group sitting on
Lane's piazza one evening especially
could not help noting how ostentatiously
the two conversed as they neared the
white wicket gate.
"Wharton," quoth Martin, as for the
sixth or seventh time the swarthy troop
er and his champion approached the cap
tain's quarters, "I'm consumed with
envy. The time was when good looking
cavalrymen like you and me could com
mand some small attention from the-eyes
of our friends and fellow citizens in
town; but our day .is done. These are
the popular heroes of the hour. Now,
here comes Hearn 's first sergeant. Sure
ly he's not going to have the unbearable
effrontery to remind Trooper Welsh that
he ought to be cleaning up for guard
tomorrow, when a gentleman of the press
wants to talk vitfi hi:n?"
"Is Welsh for guard tomorrow?" asked
Capt. Lnne. in sonij" surprise.
"He is. The colonel relieved him
from durac;e vile before guard mount
this morning, and I heard the first ser
geant tell Hearn an hour ago that it was
Welsh s turn for guard, and wanted to
know whether he was to order him or
not. Hearn said certainly."
"And the man cut parade to-night on
plea that Mr. Abrams wanted to talk
with him. He was the 'one private ab
Bent' reported from C troop," said Whar
ton. "That is the reason the sergeant is
after him now, I fancy, either to arrest
him or else warn him for guard."
"If I were Hearn I'd quit attempting
to dispicline that young man," said Maj.
Kerryon, pessimistic and glowering as
ever. "He ought to have sense enough
to know that the worst blackguard in
the service, with the press behind him,
Is more than a match for any officer who
seeks to do his duty."
"And if I wero Hearn," drawled Mar
tin, "I'd make that particular protege of
The Palladium do his duty if I died for
it, especially after the marked copies
that came today. Now watch."
The first sergeant, a trim, soldierly
fellow with determined face and manner
and quick energetic step, had by this
time overtaken the pair, who strolling
together had almost reached the picket
fence and were within earshot of, the
Lanes' piazza. Mrs. Lane glanced eager
ly tip tbs road, for Miss Marshall and
Lieut. Hearn at that very moment came
from the Whartons quarters next door
and appeared upon the gravel walk,
Wallao j following with Jeannette Mc
Crea. Sergt Wren had stopped short on
overtaking the trooper, and with scant
ceremony addressed him in tones that all
"Welsh, you're for guard to-morrow,
and yoi've got mighty littlo time in
which to get ready. Did the lieutenant
excuse you from parade?"
"I didn't ask him. Col. Lawler was
good enough for me."
"Col. Lawler left the post at 5 o'clock
and couldn't have wanted you."
"All the sams I was acting under his
orders and nobody else's. If you want
anyothsr authority you can go toCoL
Morris; I'm busy now." And with his
hands in his pockets and a jerk of the
head to his companion, Welsh whirled
about a ad led the way down the road
toward the store, Abrams slowly follow
ing in his wake, but looking back as
though curious to see the sequel. The
first sergeant stood an instant flushing
and wit h wrathful eyes, but raised his
hand in respectful salute as the young
troop commander came quietly along.
Miss Marshall leaning on his arm.
"Yon warned him for guard, sergeant?"
said He.irn, answering Wren's saluto.
"Yes, sir, and he says Col. Lawler ex
cused him from parade."
"I reported the absence to Col. Mor
ris, and lie tells me there may have beer,
some such understanding, sergeant. At
all even's, as Col. Lawler has gone, he
would give Welsh the benefit of the
doubt: to we have nothing further to do
with thiit matter."
Wren ground his teeth as he briskly
strode b-iclc to his quarters.
"What does the loot'nant say?" de
manded Duffy, as he with half a dozen
of his cc mrades clustered about the of
fice, eagerly watching the sergeant's
face an 1 his clinching hands as he re
turned. "Notting. Don't ask questions now,
yon mec. The lieutenant can't do any
thing t him: the colonel won't let
"The uolonel won't, is it?" said Duffy,
with a VTathful grin. "Ba jabers, if I
were col nel I'd command my rigiment,
and no damned newspaper man would
scare mc out of it. It's The Palladium
that con mands Fort Ryan tonight, and
that blarkguard Welsh is post adjutant
more f hame to us all!"
"Silen?e. there, Duffy! No more of
that talk!" ordered Wren, as he banged
to the door of his own little den, and the
knot of troopers scattered away. "All
the same," muttered he to his faithful
second, Sergt. Ross. "Duffy only tells the
truth, and damn me if I ever thouirht
the day would come when my old chief
would lriuckle down like that."
And if in garrison circles that night it
was predicted that something would be
the outcome of the detail of Welsh for
guard duty, no one was destined to dis
appointment. He appeared at the ap
pointed rime, and was curiously scanned
by the orher members of the troop, as.
carbine in hand, he came slowly and in
dilferently down the stairway just as
the truir pets began to sound the assem
bly of the details. Unluckily for every
body who hoped to see Welsh brought
up with a round turn by the snappy
young adjutant, a drizzling rain had set
in, and undress guard mounting in over
coats w;is the result. Welsh's forage
cap and accouterments might past mus
ter in a shower, but his full dress rig
every man knew to be wofully out of
shape, and such was the fellow's unpop
ularity among his comrades by this time
that audible regrets were expressed by
the men that the weather had "gone
back on them."
"Step out, there!" shouted Wren sharp
ly to the dawdling soldier, as he gave
the comriand to fall in.
"Get a more on you, Misther Welsh,"
laughed Duffy from the upper gallery.
"Or don't they ever shtep out in the ex
cellent fa mily down east? Sure, isn't he
a fine looking, intelligent young man
"Twenty-five? 'Faith, it's thirty-six
in months he'd get if I was command
ing," muttered Kerrigan. "How are
your patriotic motives this morning, Mis
"Sure his name ia Dennis," laughed
Duffy again. "Quit your sneering, Ker
rigan. The yowvr soldier's eyes are
blazing with pent up feelings again,
don't yon see?" And indeed a most ma
lignant fcowI was that which Welsh
launched aloft at his persecutors, whose
fun was cut short by the stern voice of
Serj-t. Ro is ordering silence. And in an
other moment the detail of C troop was
dancing away in double time, with a
parting a 1 juration from Duffy not to go
too fast; "it's to aisy to set the blood
boiling ic Welsh's veins, anyhow."
. It was in the ugliest possible .mood
that Welsh tossed up his carbine for the
inspection of the officer of the guard.
He had expected to pose as a hero and
martyr. But whatever might be the
mistaken sentiments aroused in the ea
by the efforts of a paper that had ex
hausted local well springs of scandal and
sensation, here among those who knew
the facts, and, above all, knew him, he
had gainei only ridicule and contempt.
In all the garrison, now that Goss was
gone, there was not a soldier who had
ever stood his friend. In his own troop
especially, where the rank and tile were
devoted to their young lieutenant, there
was wrath and indignation at his ex
pense, ami well he knew that nothing.
Highest of all in Leavening Power
but discipline saved him from a ducking
in we rivr or a nearly mcKingaown me
barrack stairs. Still, with Abrams to
6tand by him and The Palladium to
champion hi3 cause, he felt 6ecure
against fate; only he had thought to be
looked upon as liberator and leader
among the men, and they were all laugh
ing at him. This was bitter indeed, lie
almost hoped that the adjutant would
order him back, replaced by the super
numerary, for the rust he knew to be
about the breech block of his carbine,
and which the officer of the guard would
be sure to discover. But the young lieu
tenant contented himself with pointing
to it with white gloved finger and pass
ing on, probably thinking it best to get
him on duty at any price.
All day long on guard the men had
taken frequent occasion to declaim quo
tations from The Palladium, until by
evening stables they had rung the
changes on Welsh's excellent family
connections, his American blood, his
patriotic motives in enlisting, his ardor
for the flag and his fidelity to his oath,
until he was ready to wish to heaven
The Palladium had singled out anybody
else to be the martyr for its preconcert
ed exposition of official tyranny in the
army, and heartily sick of the part he
had been induced to play.
But where, meantime, was Abrams?
The day wore by, and not once had he
come to the garrison, and Welsh, sulkily
plodding np and down his muddy post
near the stables, and knowing well that
every time the men looked at him or
nudged each other in the ribs the were
guying him, had earnest desire to Fee
his champion, and to prevent the publi
cation of other letters they had project
ed, since the only effect, locally, of the
as.-a;ilt upon the pood name of his young
officer was to bring down the indigna
tion of the enlisted men upon himself.
It only made him rage the more spite
fully against Hearn, and he longed for
an opportunity to vent his Kpleen.
When the devil is working in the
human breast opportunity is seldom
lacking. The evening gun had thun
dered, the last notes of the "retreat"
had died away, and the snn, that had
been obscured all morning, went down
in a golden radiance, leaving a sheen of
beautiful color lingering along the crest
of the opposite bluffs and reflected in
myriad millions of rain drops still cling
ing to the clumps of buffalo grass.
Tempted by the loveliness of the even
ing Mrs. Lane had ordered out Iter car
riage, and the moment the report had
been made after retreat roll call and Mr.
Hearn was returning sadly to his own
quarters Lane headed him oa:
"No. Tm going to take you away
from Wnllrtre nrd fartin t--niht, and 1
don't mean to let old Kenyon get his
hands on you again. Mrs." Lane and
Miss Marshall want you to drive with
us an hour or so; then well come back
and have a quiet little bite among our
selves." And Hearn pressed the cap
tain's hand and silently thanked him.
Half a dozen of the guard were seated
about the rough stone iorch of the gloomy
old guard house as the carriage came
rolling by. and at sight of the occupants
they quickly laid aside their pipes and
respectfully arose and raised their hands
in salute. The sentry on No. 1, facing
sharply to the front, brought his rifle to
the carry with a snap that made the bay
onet ring. The one man who remained
seated and staring sulkily at the car
riage wore the cavalry uniform: it was
Both officers noticed the fact as they
touched their caps in acknowledgment
of the courtesy of the infantrymen, and
exchanged significant glances. The la
dies, too. were quick to note what had
happened, sad they, too, looked at each
other and then somewhat anxiously at
Hearn. But the carriage whirled along.
The instant it had passed Corp. Stein
turned on Welsh. So did others of the
"What do you mean by sittin-; there
like that?" was the demand.
"I know my business." was the surly
reply. "Just you 'tend to yours. You'd
better study tactics and regulations be
fore you try to learn me anything."
"Oh. do let the high spirited scion of
our finest families alone, corporal.
Can't yon see it's turning his 6tomach to
be civil to anybody?' protested a tall in
fantryman. "Ah. let up now on Mr. Welsh, ne
Mulligan that's what they called ye in
the Twenty-third wasn't it Mulligan?
or was it Sullivan? Sure I know the
family, and it's a foine one." protested
Private Kelly, his blue eyes twinkling
Welsh sprang furiously to hi3 feet,
clinching his fist and making straight
for the laughing little "dough boy."
That young Celt, though a head shorter
than his dark antagonist, in no wise
disconcerted, stood squarely facing him,
and awaited the attack with a grin of
genuine delight on his freckled face.
Stein sprang forward, however, and in
terposed. "No fighting here," he ordered. "Wait
till you're off guard in the morning and
settle it then."
"Don't thwart the gentleman, cor
poral Here comes his friend the police
reporter," laughed the group of j-iiards-men.
But the unusual chaff had sum
moned the officer of the guard to the
spot, and at sight of the lieutenant every
Irishman in the party assumed an in
stantaneous expression of preternatural
innocence. Mr. Abrams, too, had reined
up in front of the trader's store, a few
yards away, and noting the little knot
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