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THIS ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH.
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oae, Rock Island, 11L
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tive character, political or rellKioos. must have
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ticle will be printed over flctitioua uienatares
AnonyiooiiR co'iimari'c.itionsnot noticed-
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Kock Ivlaatl county.
Wednesday March 18 1801
At the earnest solicitation of rny friends, I
hereby nnnounce myself 11s a candidate for the
omce of collector subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention.
1 hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the offce of collector at the suinrestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
, Kansas is hurting itself by threatening
to repudiate debts.
There are 1,200 sugar plantations in
Cuba, and 500 tobacco.
Over 300.000 tons of steel rails went
to 8onth America last year.
8an Franbisco has a man who is
spoken of as a bero at fires and a ruffian
at the pol'.
A Kansa9 seed-house slipped 12.000
pounds of sorghum seed to Melbourne,
Australia, last week.
QtEEx Victoria has stnt to the lepers
at Rotten Island, off the Cape of Good
Hope, two tioe hotor;p'.ia of herself.
If the queen's shadow were as potent to
cure leprosy a in the popular belief the
touch of Charles I. was to cure scrofula,
the sufferers would have reason to be very
grateful for the gift. But as it is not.
they doubtless wish that her majesty had
sent them something more substantial and
. At Z nesville, Ohio, one day last week,
a number of miners who had been out of
work for some time, the coal companies
having suspended operations, broke into
a store and carried oft thirty barrels of
flour and several hundred pounds of
meat. They made no attempt to conceal
their identity, and justified their act on
the ground that themselves and families
were starving. And all this in the face of
tae assurance that under the McKinley
bill, this c motry is to afford more bles
sings to the working man than any other
country on the face of the globe.
According to yesterday's Chicago
Tribune ex-Congressman W. H. Gest is
making a desperate endeavor to secure
the appointment of fouith postmaster gen
erals. The late member of the houEe
evidently got just enough of a taste of
political life in his brief inactive term of
service to backer after more. The party
which ii responsible for whatever of the
sweets of po'itical preferment he may
have enjoyed in the past is obligated, or
at least should be obligated, to take care
of him now that he is forsaken.
A correspondent who signs himself
"A Cleveland Democrat," writing to the
St. Louis Republic from Richmond, Va.,
truthfully says: 'The election of Gen.
Jno. M. Palmer, the "American Glad
stone," is a triumph of principle which
should cause every democrat in the Uni
ted States to shout with joy, especibliy
in view of the fact that the political acro
bat, thimb'e-rigger and juggler, to-wit:
Mr. Btreeter, met with an inglorious de
feat, It re illy seemed to me that in his
anxiety to reach the senate he would, if
possible, have uosexed himself, if requir
ed to do so by bis republican conferees."
IIerb is wholesome truth from the
Chicago Daily News: "The supreme lee
son from this New Orleans tragedy is that
the work of the jury-briber is responsible
for the most dangerous lawlessness in
this or any other country. If there is a
national pest that the strong arm of the
law must reach before American institu
tions cn be considered safe it, U the jury
tamperer. The professional outlaw who
suborns perjury and bribes jurors is more
dangerous to the body politic than the
anarchist. The MafU and kindjed insti
tutions may be rendered harmless by the
ordinary methods of law and exact jus
tice, but the consummation will not be
reached until the American people make
it impossible to strangle justice by the
corrupt use of money."
The OemoeraUc Pre.
No other single influence has been so
potent in the grand contest for the peo
pie and principle that culminated in the
triumphant election of Gen. Palmer as
the democratic press, remarks the Spring
field Register. Nobly and energetically
and ably did the editors of the democratic
journals of Illinois perform their work.
When otbtr were discouraged when it
seemed that the contest was almost hope
less when selfish men strove to create
discord, the democratic press of Illinois
in which we include, of course, our
stalwart democratic contemporary, the
St. Louis Republic stood as firm as the
adamantine rock. There was no waver
ing in the vigorous editorials treachery
was denounced and faithfulness and fidel
ity to principle encouraged and applaud
ed The gallant 101 and the magnificent
democratic press were invincible.
IN ARMY PORTIA.
Ey CHASLES KDI&, U. 8. A.,
Author of " T7i! Colonel's Davgh tcr," " The
Deserter," "From the Ranlis," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
(Copyright. 19E0, by J. B. Lippincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrange
mnt with tL-ia 1
If Frank Hearn waa a wronged and
unhappy man before the regiment
marched away his troubles seemed only
intensified now. Deprived of the com
mand of his troop and confined to his
Quarters in close arrest, he was con
fronted by a new sorrow, ono least ex
pected, yet hardest of all to bear.
The sharp assaults of The Palladium
to a certain extent had been discon
tinued. One great and influential jour
nal of the northwest had taken the
pains to investigate tho situation inde
pendently, and was now riving its read
ers the benefit of the facts in the case of
tho much heralded martyr Welsh. And
when that eminent patriot was thus
shown up in his trne colors the other
papers had to moderate their ecstasies
on his account. Very few managing
editors, indeed, had not already been
shrewd enough to see what he must in
evitably turn out to be. Cut the origi
nators had hoped to effect their on
slaught on tho army bvfore the actual
character of their witnesses was ex
posed. The moment Th? Pioneer came to the
rescue it was time for them to change
the line of attack, for no one of tht.-ir
number dared Lxd: horn on a question
of fact with a journal so fearless and re
spected. Still, as the truth can never
"Is there jio officer you know to take up
this ease for you"'
overtake a lie, and as in this case the
lie had a week's start, these expo
nents of the ethics of American journal
ism had reason to feel moderately well
satisfied. It would be prudent, how
ever, to let the matter ' -simmer'' now;
and there were other reasons, too; so
Mr. Abrams was recalled from his mis
sion to Central City and set to work at
the foundations of the character of a
gentleman just spok?n of in connection
with tha coming municipal elections.
He had hitherto borna an unimpeach
able nam in the community, but his
friends had committed the jrrievons of
fense of speaking of him for mayor be
fore The Palladium had been consulted,
and it therefore became The Palladium's
duty to pull his props from nnder him.
Contenting himself for the time Iwing
with the announcement that the mili
tary authorities at division and army
headquarters had expressed their deep
Bense of obligation to The Palladium for
having brought to light the scandalous
condition of affairs at Fort Ryan, and
that it had received their assurances that
as a result of its efforts Lieut. Hearn
wonld be brought to trial by court mar
tial, this public spirited journal wisely
turned its attention elsewhere. Other
papers, of course, kept up the hue and
cry, but The Pioneer's columns having
warned them that their martyr was
after all only a scamp, and their victim a
young officer with a capital military rec
ord whom the court might after all ac
quit, it became necessary to prepare the
public mind for such a bonleversement
by pitching into military courts in gen
eral as "Star Chamber" affairs, organ
ized only to convict privates and white
wash officers, one journal going so far
as to announce that a "court martial for
Lieut. Hearn meant simply that a bod'
of men. each and every one of whom
was in the daily habit of violating every
rule of decency and humanity, was to
sit in judgment on his case and declare
All this, of course, came duly marked
and with pencil comment to Mr. Hearn
from scores of anonymous senders as he
&at dazed and disheartened in his cheer
less room; but this was not all. Nearly
two weeks had elapsed now since the
first assault, and the home letters, for
which he had looked with mingled fear
and longing, had begun to cr me. The
first he opened was from his mother.
She had received the. marked copies of
The Palladium of the first three or four
days, sent no one knew by whom, and
they were quickly followed by others.
What was it Thackeray wrote? "There
are stories to a man's disadvantage that
the women who are fondest of him are
always the most eager to believe."
A devoted woman and mother was
Mrs. Hearn, bnt her sole knowledge of
army life was derived from what she
had seen around their nearly ruined
home in a southern city about tho close
of the war. Frank's boyhood was spent
in straitened circumstances, br.t little by
little his father's toil and pluck had re
stored their fallen fortunes, and, a
stanch soldier himself, he could not
wonder that the young fellow's heurt
should be wrapped np in the hope of a
commission. Poor Mrs. Hearn! she had
looked for something far different, and
even her prifle at Frank's winning a
cadetehip at iVest Point by competitive
examination did not reconcile her to his
entering npo 1 a profession which would
associate bin with ench characters as
she had seen about the time the great
army was being disbanded, and hun
dreds of officers seemtd to have nothing
to do but carmse. By the time he was
graduated hi.i father's practice had be
come so well established as to warrant
the squire-colonel's yielding to his wife's
Secretly he rather wanted the boy to
go on in his career, and was prouder of
tho chevrons the handsome young cadet
captain had worn than of the old tar
nished sleeve' knots that he had put
away so revei-ently the day after Appo
mattox, where Lee's kindly hand had
rested for a ruoment on his arm when he
went to bid his beloved chief adieu.
Yielding to her entreaties he offered
Frank good inducements to drop the
army and come home and study law,
but the youngster taid his heart was
l)ound up in the cavalry. The mother
hiul let him go with prayers and tears.
The letters from Ryan were buoyant,
and made no mention of caro or trouble
cf any kind. How could he ask his
father's help when ho had refused his
oCer? The colonel rejoiced at the
youngster's in lependenee ana oecision,
although he said nothing to his wife.
Then c.ime Frank's orders for Arizona,
and Mrs. Hearn sobbed herself to sleep.
Again the father said, "Resign if you
liko and 111 start you here," but in the
so'itv.de of his library ho kissed the lioy's
ir'"ter and bL-ssed him in his heart of
h for replying. "I wouldn't be my
i" ':!-son wt 're I to resign now, with
C: ; . -v oet -f sharp fighting ahead."
liciveii'. with what trembling hands and
..ur iiui::i?d eyes ho read the glowing
words of old Cai.i. Rawlins' dispatch
t-'Umg how br'.lliant and daring the boy
ha l been in tho first fierce battle with
the Apaches. He draped the Stars and
Stripes over Frank's picture in the par
lor, and bade 1 he neighbors in to drink
to the new s uth and the old flag, and
even Mrs. He irn, ever pessimistic and
filled with secret dread of vague tempta
tions that she knew not of, fearing them
more than peril or ambuscade, took
heart and strove to rejoice that Frank
was such a soldier. How shocked and
sorrow stricken they were when but a
short time after came the tidings of the
old captain's lamented death! How they
stndied all Frank's letters and learned
to know the regimental officers through
his eyes, and k nged to meet that capital
adjutant. Lane, when he came to Cin
Col. Hearn ven took n few days off
and the north bound "flyer" on the
Queen and Cr ascent to go thither and
make the acrusir.trmco of hi boy's
friend, and sat for hours with Lane at
the club, listeni ng to his praise of Frank.
Then came th? eastward move again,
ami a brief le.ve, and the mother's heart
yearned over 1 er stalwart son, wonder
ing at the bron;:e and tan of his once fair
skin and rejoicing in the strength of his
ha ndsome face. Mother like, she sought
long talks with him and strove to cate
chise him as to what f bey did when not
actually in the field. Was there not a
great deal of d ssipation? Did they not
play cards? Were there not too many
temptations to drink wine? What op
portunity had i hey for attending divine
service? etc. 8o far as ho himself was
concerned he answered frankly, but as
to his comrades, all these questions he
had laughingly parried. He had now
been six years an officer, and had never
once asked his lather for money, yet she
nursed her theory that tinder it all there
was sonic t hing ) lidden. From childhood
she had been taught that army life
meant frivolity and dissipation, if not
vice, and now at last, when her hnsband
was mile" away from home looking af
ter investments he had made in Florida,
came this startling and terrible confir
mation of her f i ars.
In glaring head lines, in crushing,
damning terms, in half a score of promi
nent northern papers she read of her son
as a drunken bully, a gambler, an
abusive tyrant t o the helpless men com
mitted to his charge, and, utterlv over
whelmed, the p Kir soul had thrown her
self upon her knees to implore of heaven
the strength to bear the dreaded blow,
and wisdom to jrnide her aright in the
effort to reclaim her wayward boy. The
gray haired pa itor, for whom she had
sent, came and mingled his tears and
prayers with hers, and then they had
between them written the letter that
was now lefore him:
It is but the conf nnation of- a long haunting
fear. I have all along felt that you vre holding
hack something from me, my son, and God only
tnoww how I have p-ayed that this eup might be
snnrvi me and this sia averted from you.
IreniM the tPmptaMon of army life foroueof
your impulsive tmjerament. I strove, I rebelled
agninsr the idea of your being subjected to such
companionship. I hoped against hope that it
iiiijjiit i:ot ne as I reared, but, alas: my intuition
was rii,-ht after all. Do not think I am angry, my
oov . do not let this drive you from us. As soon
as it is over come home, and allth.it a mother's
love can, do shall I e done la spare you further
liitt-rness. My first impulse was to w ire your
undo James at Washington to ask if something
could not be done to avert the court martial, but
good oM Dr. Wayne, whose son w as in the army
uetore me war, tens me that it is hopeless, and
that the best that cat be done is to get your resig
nation accepted, so f iat, though you have to quit
the service, as he says, it may not be by the dis
grace or a sentence. I have, therefore, wired
James to go at ome to the secretary, and Dr.
Wayne has also invoked the aid of some influen
tial friends. Wire me instantly on receipt of
this, that I may knoar that you are bearing up
nianruiiy. it win urn a be over. May God sustain
you. my son. is the j.rayer of your devoted and
I. S. Frank, my w orst anxiety is on your poor
father"s account. I dread to think of th- effect
this news will have upon him. He never appre
ciated the danger as T did.
And this was the l:tter poor Hearn
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
was almost raging over when the door
opened, after a tingle prefatory bang,
and in came the major.
"Hello, lad! How are yon today?
The regulations which forbid your visit
ing the commanding officer don't pre
vent his coming in to see you, I suppose.
Any more newspaper attacks? Yon
couldn't have got much worse if you had
been running for president of these
United States. I 3ee that threa papers
of my beloved home are now calling me
Ttgly names because my brother published
a letter in which I had the temerity to say
to him that Welsh waa a sneak and
Abrams a slouch and you a soldier; but
I never expect anything better. Why,
Hearn, my boy, forgive me. Some
thing's wrong, and hero I'm rattling
away and never seeing it."
"Read that," -said Hearn; and the
major read, with wonderment and con
cern deepening in his grizzled face, then
turned away to the window with a long
"Well, lad, that is something even I
hadn't thought of. By gad! I'm going
to write a few lines to your good mother
on my own hook; she reminds me of
mine. No; no shutting yourself up in
your bedroom now. Come out here on
the piazza, where there's sunshine, -and
where there will be roses presently.
Mrs. Lane and Miss Marshall have gone
over to the hospital with some jellies for
Brent, and it's time for them to return.
Corao out, I say, or, as commanding
officer of the post, I'll send a file of tho
guard to har.l you out. You've lost
threo shades -F tau in four days, and
I'm not going to let you mope in here, if
I have to r.nntil 3"our colonel's order of
close :;rrest and -.rive you extended lim
its. Come tu."
There was i: resisting the maior;
thorn was no insisting the deeper loug-
infi' in his heart. Everyday since his in
carceration Mrs. Lane had found means
to sent mm some inenuiy nrtie note,
together with dainties of domestic man
ufacture; every day she and Miss Mar
shall had appeared at least once or twice
upon the walk in front, although he
could not join them; and now they were
interesting themselves in Corp. Brent,
?aid the major, and the corporal was
g-tting well enough to be read to a little
while and to seo some of hU chums for
a few minutes and to inquire how hj
had been hurt. Kenyon fairly towed
lis prisoner out through the hall and
I mdedhim on the veranda just as the
noonday drum was sounding orderly
call, then rattling out "Roast Beef of
Did England" in hoarse accompaniment
to the piping of the fife.
Half an hour later two parasol--, oonl l
K distincrui.-died above- the low shrnl
bery farther east along the row, and the
ladies on Burnham's veranda, whre the
doc' r was seated in clover, now that
Wallace had ridden away, stepied for
ward to the hedge and accosted the
loarers and strove to persuade them to
stay. Heam's heart seemed to halt in
protest, then pounded gladly away
again, for the delay was bat momentary
phenomenally short for feminine chats,
but the mail was coming, and Mrs. Lane
was impatient to get her letters. Once
more the parasols came floating along
above the hedge. One. held some six
inches higher than the other, was on the
outside, farthest from the fence. That
was hers, and she it must le who would
first come in sight from behind the big
lilac bush in Brodie's yard.
If Mrs. Urodie should happen to see
them ami stop them! But no; Mrs. Bro
die wont across the parade to the Crosses'
half an hour ago. thank lvaven. Hearn's
eairer eyes were fixed upon the outer
edge of that lovely lilac screen, longing
for the first glance of the face he had
seen in hi dreams night and day now
for nearly a week. If t,he were think
ing of him. if he were anything to her,
would not she lie apt to look toward this
veranda the instant she hove in sight
around that sheltering bush? "Yonder
they come nowv" said Kenyon. slowly
lowering his boot heels from the balcony
rail. "I'm going to stop them at the
gate to see how Brent is."
Another instant, and once more the
floating fringes of the outer parasol came
sailing slowly into sight bevond the
lilacs, then the white ferrule, a daintily
gloved hand, a white draped shoulder,
then a proudly ioised. dark haired head,
thick, low arched evebrows and long
curling lashes through a flimsy web of
veil that hung almost to the rosy lips.
close compressed; then sudden upward
sweep of lash, a quick, straight glance
from two deep, dark eyes, a gleam of
joy, of glad recognition, an instant part
ing of the curving hps and a flash of
white, even teeth,, and Hearn's heart
throbbed and bounded. She had seen
him instantly and was glad.
Yet it was Mrs. Lano who had to do
most of the talking, for Georgia Marshall
was strangely silent. Every now and
then her eyes seemed to take a quick
note of the pallor of his face and the
lines of care and trouble. Kenyon had
held open the gate and quietlv steered
the two ladies to th veranda, where
Hearn was hastily placing chairs; and
though the mail orderly was approach
ing ana JVlrs, Lane knew there must be
letters from her captain, she could not
take Georgia instantly away, and so for
a few moments they sat there in their
dainty summer gowns and with deep
sympathy in their eyes eyes so differ
ent in color, yet so like in expression,
they would have cheered a sorer heart
than Hearn s.
The orderly carrying the mail came
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