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THJE ARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH, 14, 1891.
Published Duly and Weekly at BH Second At
Bue, Rock Island. 1U.
J. W. POTTER.
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tlre character, political or religious, man have
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Anonymona commnnieatlonc not noticed.
Correiipnndence solicited from ererr township
la Rock Island county.
Satcrdat March 14, 1891
At the nrnnt anliolfjiHnn rf mw frlm.k T
fcreby announce myself as 8 candidate for the
office of oolleotorsiibject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention.
1 hrrrby announce myself as a candidate for
the onco of collector at the suffireetton of
many friends, subject to the decision f the
democratic city township convention .
wM. BCKHRMA iz;N.a
The gnliani 101 will be fe.sted at
The election of Ganeral Palmer, re
marks the Burlington Gazette, causes al
most as much rejoicing as does the elec
tion of a president. This is because it
was a triumph of the people.
Old Strketer has issued a manifesto,
ia which he endeavors to show that
Messrs. Cockrell and Moore treated him
treacherously. Well, that's ihe proper
way to treat a traitor.
A. J. Streeter was the recipient of a
box containing a couple of crows the day
following his defeat for the United States
senate. lie should have turned them
over ti tav rrijbiiuitn deering committee
Corporal Tasser's appointment to
the Illinois railway commission pats him
where he can do the g. o. p. effective
service without inflicting that awful
mouth on a long suffering public. For
the latter let us all return thanks.
Without the burden of prohibition
around their necks Iowa cities would pro
Cress many times as rapidly as they do
now. The "grangeis" of the state, as
some republican organs delight in calling
the farmers, owe to the cities freedom
from this incubu9
We had hoped that Illinois would be
allowed to retain the services of Gen.
Johu M. Pulmer entirely to itself, but if
tbe democracy of the nation i9 determined
to elect him president The Argcs will
interpose no objection. It is the essence
of democratic doctrine that the majority
shall rule. He would make iust as able
a president as it is conceded that he will
FrsDiK that W. J. Gamble is ineligl
ble to office by reason of having removed
to Moline for a couple of months last
summer, the Union gives him a nice com
plimentary totice and regrets that be will
be compelled to wait a year before he can
be a csnlidate for collector. If Mr.
Gamble had been eligible the Union
would hardly have been so generous with
Rred'tfRulen Mast Go.
Congressman McMillan, of Tennessee,
a prominent candidate for the position of
speaker for the next house, has been in
terviewed as to the proboble retention of
the Reed rules. lie declares emphati
cally that there will be no such rules in
the next congress. To quote bis own
wordi be siys. "Tbere will be ho such
rules ia the next congress. I can not
conceive it possible thu the democratic
party dominant in the next house, fortu
nately for the c uotry, would adopt the
extraordinary methods in legislation
which were the practice of the congress
which hi just folded its tent. There is
a great deal of unnecessary gabble on
the subject of the efficiency of
this house to transact business. No
house that tver adjourned left so
large an unfinished calendar. No house
that ever assembled, so far as I know,
took seventeen or eighteen of the days
set apart for the consideration of the
private calendar in order to cet through
its business. As to the efficiency of the
methods adopted that can be questioned
without rashness and disputed within
truth. As an illustration, the second ses
sion of this congress was engaged con
tinually in patching up the rents in the
McKinley bill. There was the tobacco
rebate clause, the binding twine paras
graph, the chocolate clause and the over
riding of the Hawaiian treaty. It will
be remembered that Texas, the greatest
state in this anion, was legislated in this
congress out of existence and put in the
the territory of Oklahoma. To cap the
climax of the supreme blundering that
resulted from precipitate action, congress,
during its last hours, had to amend the
bill for the relief of the supreme court
by the adoption of a paragraph which
saved the supreme court docket from
abolition and prevented chaos in the judi
ciary of the country. It is a fact, though
it does not seem to have become generally
known, that if the supreme court bill had
cot been thus amended after it bad re
ceived the signature of the president, the
supreme court would have been divested
of jurisdiction of every one of the civil
cases upon the calendar. ' This would
baye expedited business with a vengeance,
but - it would hardly have suited the
IN ARMY PORTIA.
By COASLES ZDTG, U. S. A,
Author o "TIic Colonel's Daughter," "The
Deserter," "From the Rank," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
Copyright. 18C0, by J. B. TJppincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrango
mmt with ti.i.ui 1
But Mabel and Georgia Marshall met at
the parlor door.
There were sore hearts at Ryan in the
week that followed. As had long been
anticipated, orders came for the sum
mer practice march to the Indian terri
tory, and the Eleventh band and all
had jogged away, leaving Maj. Kenyon
to command the post, with his little bat
talion of infantry to guard it. The
orders were received two days after
Welsh's enlivening tour of guard
duty. The command was to march
in forty-eight hours, equipped for
field service, and Lieut Hearn. with
the other troop commanders, was
occupied every instant in getting
his horses and men in thorough
shape. Kenyon and Lane, after consulta
tion among some of his friends, had in
duced the young fellow to promise not
to open ono of the marked copies of the
newspapers which now began to crowd
in with every mail, but to leave them
all to be considered by the little council
of three, in whose hands he had been
persuaded to rest his case.
lie had written a full denial of The
Palladium'. scandalous statements with
regar.'I to his financial entanglements,
and a ixvl description, r.rs Ii.tj already
been told, c2 the original troublo at tho
trader'., store with Private Welsh.
These had both been handed to Col.
Morris in his of3ce. No one had heard
from Lawkr. No one lmew just exactly
what disposition the colonel had made
of these papers. Mr. Abrams, too, had
disappeared tho day after Welsh's tour
of guard duty; but the whole garrison
now was flooded with newspapers by the
hundred. It would seem as if the guild
of the western press had resolved on a
sudden and simultaneous assault on the
army in general, and as if Fort Ryan was
the vortex of the storm. Sensational
dispatches were published from various
quarters. Other journals, envious of
The Palladium's exploit, unearthed other
victims, long since out of the army for
general worthlessness, and with flaming
head lines displayed to a sympathizing
public the tale of official abuse and
tyranny which had compelled these sev
eral gallant and patriotic sons of Amer
ica to quit the service they were so well
fitted to adorn.
Dozens of tramps and tatterdemalions
reaped sudden and unexpected harvest
of eleemosynary quarters and lunches
from gaping audiences in the beer sa
loons by detailing individual experiences
of their own when serving coder Lieut.
This or That in tho Eleventh horse or
the Thirty-third foot. Dozens of Mun
chausen woro the reporters' pencils
down to the wood with details of their
harrowing sufferings. Then the edito
rials began, and gravely lectured the
people on tho wrong3 of the whole, sys
tem the unrepublican character of au
army anyhow, the repugnance in the
American mind to all idea of discipline.
Meantime of course The Palladium was
firing hot 6hot by the ton, and new so
called scandals at Ryan, fresh outrages
on the helpless and downtrodden sol
diery were the subjects of Mr. Abram's
lurid delineations, until it wa3 to be
wondered at that in their wrath the of
fended public did not wine the foul blot
on their civilization from the face of the
It was on Friday evening that in an
swer to certain dispatches he had been
firing at department headquarters, Col.
Morria received a message that at least
put him out of uncertainty. That day
The Palladium had outdone itself, and
no one not conversant with the illimit
able faculties of the paid correspondent
can begin to imagine the heroic size at
tained in its columns by the incident
briefly sketched in the last chapter:
"Continued Persecution of Trooper
Welsh! Heaped Up Humiliations on
His Head! Forced to Show Slavish
Homage to His Insulter! Helpless
Wrath of Comrades!" etc. The details
Df the incident, as told by the special
correspondent, lost nothing of sensation
alism, and Lieut. Lewis came in now for
his share of obloquy. Poor Welsh was
represented as having been marched out,
and with brutal curse compelled to
3a!ute Lieut. Hearn, despite the fact
that he, as member of the guard, was by
law and regulations exempted from the
requirement. "In vain did the 3-onng
soldier plead that paragraph 391 of tho
regulations fully excused him. His re
lentless persecutors defied the laws of
congress, and compelled him to 'stand
and deliver' for the purpose of adding to
the indignities already heaped upon him.
Could the readers of The Palladium have
heard the low, deep mutterings of tho
men in the garrison this night no mo
tiny on their part need hav surprised
The editor too, backed up his corre
spondent in a three-quarter column as
sault on tho ridiculous etiquette of the
lruiy. '-It may be," he said, "all well
jnough in the conscripted camps of
Curope, wh ?re whole nations are forced
to service u ider arms, to exact of the
rank and fil this slavish exhibition to
superiors, bat it is an insult to the high
intelligence of the soldiers of free Amer
ica that bee inse a beardless boy happens
to have a st-cp upon his shoulder thou
sands of scarred veterans should be com
pelled to d him homage. The whole
idea of the f alute is repugnant to the re
publican mind and should be abolished;
ind for that matter, as we have no fur
;her use for au army, why stop at the
N j doubt the ninety-and-nine of The
Palladium's reader3 thought their editor
.vas sound, and were as opposed to the
idea of that coartesy which is officially
leclarei to ba "indispensable among
military inm." as to any exhibition
'hereof in tl e streets of their own peace
ful and remarkably well regulated me-a-opolis.
Bat Col. Morris wa3 himself wofully
perturbed al;oat this time. After immo
lating Cross and other officers by name,
s was to ba expected. The Palladium
man had ta'cen to poking ugly little in
finuations at the post commander, and
ibis, though Morris, was the height of
ingratitude. He was in no pleasant
mood when the men came marching up
from stables, and it stung him to see
iiow cordial everybody was to Hearn,
who, confound it! was the cause of the
whole row. The telegram he had just
received settled that matter once and
for all; jvt 1.3 W23 glad he had an adju
tant on whem to devolve the coming
Ever since Ilearn's troublo began Cap
tain and Mrs. Lane had lost no opportu
aity to niaku him understand that they
.vere devote Uy his friends, and that if
lie would but come to them in his sense
;f utter wrong the shelter of their home,
the welcome of their fireside, would be
some com pet sation at least for the harsh
Lreatiaent accorded to him by the world
it large. Taanks t" the eff orts of the
western newspaper a million cr more of
free people had learned to look upon his
name ex the synonym for all that was
swaggering, brutal, drunken and bully
ing; and it was easy to see that the young
soldier was c at to the heart.
But an une spected ally had been discov
ered. Ileara. who had at first held aloof
in solitude, brooding over his troubles,
began to show decided readiness to
come. And though at all times grate
ful and mot attentive to Mrs. Lane,
that clear sighted young matron speed
ily noted lie w his handsome blue eyes
would wander about ia search of her
qriotlv observant friend, and that ever
since the nig" it of her tilt with Lawler
Miss Marshall's interest in the case had
been quadrupled. Now, this was not
exactly what Mrs. Lane had planned.
She wanted Georgia to marry in the
army, but she alsa wanted, and saw
nothing in tie least unreasonable in so
wanting, to select that spirited j'oung
woman's hus band for her. She did not
for a moment think that there was any
danger of Georgia's falling in love with
He was several years her senior, to be
sure; he was handsome, distinguished as
a soldier, a it an of unimpeachable char
acter as modern men go; but, she ar
gued, "he is so much younger for his
years than Georgia for hers." She had
had to think so much for herself, and
now the man she should many- was
well, not cral bed old Maj. Kenyou, of
course; he was a widower sour and yet
susceptible. It was only too plain that
he loved to come to the house and talk
with Miss M irshall by the hour, espe
cially when the cavalrymen were all
down at Etabl ;s. Neither did she want
the doctor, whom Jeannette McCrea
could have if the would only make up
her mind to drop Jim Wallace, who was
now so devoted that the yearning med
ical man had no chance whatever. No,
she didn't see, after all," just the right
man for Georgia; Btill she had al
ways though? of some tme so much
older, ntterly ignoring the fact that
when left to themselves most women
nave very ainerent views of their own.
Not a word had she uttered to Georgia,
of course, but to her loving and indul
gent spouse sks had gone so far a.s to say:
"It is lovely to see how he is beginning
to find comfort in her society; but,
Fred" And madame breaks off, irreso
lute, yet suggestive.
"But, Mabel" responds her gray
eyed lord wit a indefiniteness equal t
"Just suppose" And then another
pauhe on her p irt.
"Just suppose what. Mrs. Lane that
it Bhould snow before September?"
"Now, Fred, you know, or else yon
haven't any eyes for"
"I haven't oxcept for one," says Lane,
parrying the situation with the very
words he know b will most delight her.
"You absurd boy!" But 6he comes
fluttering acres the room to reward him
as he deserves. "What I mean is, Geor
gia might get t o think of him."
"Well, everybody is thinking of him
just now, and in the light of such a ca
tastrophe I stppose I'd have to make
him think of her."
"He does novv; and if he doesn't you
can't make people fall in love, can you?"
"Agreed, Jrs. Wisehead. Neither
can you prevent it. can yon? I know I
couldn't stop 1 fellow from falling in
love with yu tome few years ago, hard
as I tried. Th ) more I tried to put you
away, the moi e you kept coming into
that fellow's empty head." (Here Capt
Highest of ill in Leavening Power.
Lane is rewarded again, and as soon as
able to speak resumes.1) "So why worry
"Well, I'm not worrying exactly,
"Only what? Every man can't have
a wife like mine. Still, wouldn't she
make rather a good one?"
"Good? Goodness! But the question
is to find the right man. However, I
know what yon mean, Fred. Don't in
terfere; so I won't. And there they are
chatting in the parlor, yet, and it's time
for him to get ready for parade Why,
here's Mr. Mason!" And Mrs. Lane,
who had slipped into the dining room,
caught sight of the adjutant at the front
"What is it, Mason?" asked Lane, a
sudden troublo in his eyes, as he hurried
through the hall.
"The colonel wishes Mr. Wharton to
assume command of C troop temporarily.
I'm ordered to place Hearn in arrest,"
was the answer, in tones that trembled
a little despite Mason's efforts at impas
Lane's hand was extended as though
to close the parlor door, which stood
ajar, but he was too late. The clink of
the scabbard without had already been
heard, and almost at the instant Hearn
stepped forth into the hall.
"You won't have far to look, old fel
low. Hare I am."
"My heaven, Hearn! I thought to find
you over home, or I would never have
come here on such an errand.
"Never mind; I am with you. Good-
by, captain; say good afternoon to to
the ladies for me."
"By Jove! I'm going over with you,"
said Lane, snatching a forage cap and
springing down the stejws. He did not
want to encounter the questioning eyes
But Mabel and Georgia Marshall met
at tho parlor door.
"Have you heard do yon know?" was
the faltering question of the former.
"Hear! Know! Who could help hear
ing? Is it not aa outrage.'
(To be continued.)
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r . . . . -
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Hard Coal Market.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal.
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal f 8 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for lest than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
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Tbe Burbngton Route. C. B. & Q.R.
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is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Lincoln. Neb.
and Custer. S. D., to Dead wood. Also
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
Student: How did vour college open
tDisyearl student: With a rush.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
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