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Correspondeuce solicited from every townihip
Saturday, March 21 1891
nniumuuu 01 mv lnenrts, l
i.n.-uy nnnounce myself s a candidate for the
office of collector subject to Ihe decision of the
vuiuviaui,t,iijr iu usuip convention.
.J hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the omee of collector at the suggestion of
many friend, subject to the decision of the
UvUUviin;:itj luwuaaip convention .
Parts and London, are communicating
Chicago Mail:, "The wise men of the
east are keeping one eye on Sanator-
clect Calmer and the other on 1892."
Springfield Register: The Palmer
iubilee on next Wednesday will be the
grandest political demonstration ever
witnessed in this city.
Tns absolute heartless nss and dishon
esty of Senator Matthew Quay is shown
in the Tact that Anna Dickinson is now
the inmate of a pauper insane asylum,
while the republican nuinal committee
owes her 5.000 for her stump speeches
in the last national campaign.
A bh'e book i iat issued bv the Eng
lish Kovernment reveals that there are
lo2 peers who own places where liquor
is sold. A few own hu:b. as 70 and none
less than two. Will American Anglo
maniacs now imitate these peers? "It's
English, you know."
Replying to iha inquiry of a corres
pondent, il. 3 Chicago Inter-Ocean gives a
bit of information which is particularly
interesting at this time. It says tha't
Italy Ins ten iron-clads. five steel war
ship, nod two wooden war ships, all of
the first-nlass; twenty-one war vessels of
the second class; twenty.seven of the
third class; fifty ocean torpedo vessels;
amy torpedo boats or various classes;
twenty. three iroa-clads for coast defense
in all a navy of 258 vessels carrying
583 guns and manned by 16.786 men.
The death of Lawrence Barrett at New
York last night removes from the stage
of life as well as the stage which was his
profession, one of the noblest and best
types of self constructed manhood. Mr.
Barrett carved out his own career by
painstaking, studious industry. He look
ed upon the stage in its highest art as a
great school of instruction for the eleva
tion and advancement of man.' He there
fore cultivated and employed his talents
to the beet possible advantage, and Lis
life work has done more to promote the
standard of the profession, which he
honored than that of any other member
The shrieking by D'ltalia of "Ven
detta" and its demand for further blood-,
letting, in revenge for the New Orleans
massacre, are without an iota of justifi
cation. Reparation should and will be
made, but the country cannot and will
not permit these hot-beaded howlers to
rouse a few of their countrymen to a state
of anarchy. These people should pause
and consider before they go further in
this matter. This is not a country which
peitnits moba to revenge their wrongs by
blood. Occasional uprisings like that of
New Orleans cccnr in spite of all pre
cautions, but the national government is
now warned and ready, and it will take
prompt measures to suppress this folly
should it take tangible form.
Illinois, says the Peoria Herald, has
set an example for other states to follow
in the matter of the selection of United
States senators. For many years that
branch of the national legislature Las been
getting farther and farther away from the
people. They had begun to doubt the
efficacy of having such an institution,
made up largely of nwllionaires or politi
cal bosses. The democratic party of this
state saw a remedy for this defect in the
election of United States senators by the
people and in the placing of John M.
Palmer on their ticket they put the rem
edy into effect. It has worked like a
charm and a return has been made to true
democratic principles. The example
thus set will undoubtedly be followed in
' many of the states. The democratic
party of Illinois will always hereafter
place is senatorial candidate plainly be
fore the people. The experiment, if such
it may be called, has exceeded their an
ticipations and they are proud of the fact
that they have abandoned the caucus plan
in state matters to take up that of the
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 $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than,
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
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AN ARMY PORTIA.
By CHAELES KING, U. S. A.,
Author of "The Colonel's Daughter," "The
Vrscrtcr," "From the Ranks," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
Copyright, 1S20, by J. B. Lippincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrange-
me.nl witn Li.-'iri i
"2 am not atrarc, Col. L'tvU-r."
A genc-ral court martial was in session
at Ryan, and for three days had been
sitting in judgment on Lieut. Ilearn. It
was the first occasion in mar.v a long
-car on which C.,1. Lavvl.-r 'had j-p-peared
in the role of judge advocate,
that complex and contradictory position
wherein the so called legal adviser of
the court, having prosecuted in the name
of the government to the extent of his
ability, proceeds to demolish bis own
elaborately planned attack. It is the
not infrequent result of such a system
that the exertions of the prosecution so
exhaust its representatives that the de
fense is left to its own devices, and in
the case of Col. Lawler, as lias been said,
he had rdvays held that when an officer
was under trial the moral obligation of
the jjovcrnnieTit was to find him gr.ilrv.
it a possible thmg.
No one mi the court could quite under
stand v.hy Lawler had been detailed for
this duty. It to a most imu.nal thing
to call upon the officers of the depart"
merit f military justice itself to furnish
the prosecutor: rather was it th-ir j.ror
i:;ce to r; i;:a::i at the ire -f the di
vision or nepartment commander, ami
in reviewing the- records to sit i:i judg
ment on the judges. But The Palladium,
true to Kenyons prophecy, was not slow
in explaining the situation. It was a
case in which the whole people, with it
self as their representative, had de
manded the trial of the officer who dared
maltreat the man. No ordinarv occa
sion was this, but one to attract wide
attention throughout the entire nation
and le daily reported by the press. Col.
L.awiersaw opportunity for distinction
hitherto nnequaled. lie asked of his
general the detail as judge advocate of
tho court, and the general, though sur
prised, saw no way to refuse.
So carefully had the court been chosen
that of its entire array of thirteen mem
bers every man was personally a stranger
to the young soldier whose "fate lav in
their hands. Of all his rciriment "not
mother officer was at the post when the
court began to arrive, and the only
soldier heaven save the mark! was
Welsh, now assigned, much to their dis
gust, to Capt. Brodie's company of the
infantry tor rations and quarters until
his evidence should be given: and Welsh
was the constant center of a group of
newspaer mi n now billeted at Central
Ciiy, and resenting it not a little that
they were not invited to put np at the
But as matters stood the fort was al
ready taxed to its utmost capacity: the
only quarters in which there was room
for the arriving gentlemen were those of
the absent cavalry officers. Mrs. Morris
had two spare rooms, and promptly in
vited Cols. Grace and Maitland." old
friends of her husband, to be her guests.
Kenyon took in three of the seniors.
Mrs. Wharton hapitened to know Capt.
Chase, who v.-as one of the detail, and
scandalized Mrs. Brodie by borrowing
the Lane barouche, meeting him at the
depot and driving him straight to her
"Mind yon," said that young matron,
"every man on this court shan't go to
its first session without knowing some
thing of Frank Ileum's real character. I
only wish I had room for more."
Mrs. Lane had no spare bedroom, but
bade her regimental friends who had to
fill them np with members of the court.
"Georgia and I will board the whole array
if you will only let ns." she declared.
"111 set a lunch for the court at noon, and
dine the entire part- at 7 every day they
are here if some one will only agree to
take Col. Lawler."
Nobody wanted Lawler, and so be
was one of the three relegated to the
gloomy precincts of old Kenyon's quar
ters and compelled to rough it at bach
elor mess. It was arranged that eight
members of the court should be quarter
ed among the cavalry homesteads and
otherwise be entertained at tho Lanes'.
Of such are the expedients to which gar
risons are subject.
It was not until Monday afternoon
that the court began its session Two
cI2 ers had telegraphed th.it they could
not reach the po.t until thearrira! of thj
noon train: but all that nmniiug ;:nd
most of Sunday the judge advocate had
been bustling about the garrisJ.1, full of
importance an 1 cr.tlr.i'iiasui. Ii 'cogniz
ing the interest felt in the cane by an
entire neighborhood, and sedulously
active in providing for tho needs of the
pres:?, Lawler had caused the quarters of
C troop to b? cleared of all the iron
bunks. Arm racks and lockers were
shifted away; a long tablo hid basn
brought x:n from the mess room under
neath and set in the middle of the big
room, the president's chair at tho head,
TH.EARGUS. SATURDAY. MARCH,
bis own afthe foot, tbose or the mpm
bors at the sides. Another long table
was provided for the swarm of news
paper coi respondents, and then, for the
general public, the mess rooms of the
cavalry bad been ransacked, and benches
and chairs to accommodate several hun
dred peoi lo ranged about the room. It
was Saturday :-.ight when Lawler ar
rived and was met by JIaj. Kenyon and
escorted t o his qn.irters.
"You might tell Mr. Hearn that what
ever he may desire to say to mo about
the case I can hear to-night. You have
no object on to bis coming to your quarter;-.,
"Lord, no! I like it. So does he gen
erally, but if you want to seo Hearn
you'll have to go yourself."
' Why?" said Lawler, reddening. "He
ought to l:now that it is to his interest
to seek th advice and assistance of the
judge advocate. Of course ho knows
t- at I mu.;t do my full duty in prosecut
ing the c ise; bnt, outside of that, any
sen-ice I can render him he has a right
to call f jr."
"Oh, he understands; but, as he was
givoa no opportunity to speak for him
self when 3 ou wcro investigating the
case. I fan y he will ask none now until
becomes 'off on? the court. Then you
probably vill hear from him."
"It migl t be very ranch better if he
were to frankly consult the judge advo
cate." se.W LawVi. gazing keenly at
Kenyon from under hir? shaggy brows.
'Very much better for the prosecu
tion. But how better for him?"
7vil, those young men never gain
anyt'-iing 1 y f. .vilag a ca-e. lie bad
v uva '. !. r t'ro'.v himself c:i the clem
( :: y t' .he -urt. But I suppose some
:: l.a.i r. . ! - :.': ; to defend him?"
A:i.-:',;er -v.: , h:::ce.
:-i:i? - -. I've heard that s--v-er.:;.
. i' their services by
li:: mail th' i.io-.uent it was known you
were t.l:eirto:-irue. Wnat the devil
Y, -. : .i t: forget, Maj. Kenyon.
th.:t it v.-;. . -. matter r.f very grave im
p..; t.,r.c to ili,: array as well as to the
pr ihic, f.n: s colonel, with much dig-
v"".'. ere. who are rash enough to
t ' him can have little om.
c o;i-m of t' i'evling aroused thron-rh-
e: ; . n :-ih."
r;. :! Kenyon. with sarcastic
e?::ii.n.-js. .-. o:noi' the siniruhirtrriits
i". : .v.; i-.i ;h.- army that, instead
:lv !::.;:vkl:r : under t wh.it thev
. ; Le ; ! outrage.. n I'lisrepresen
t:Uie:i I' ;hc. :s ive.- and their profession,
ti: v :):. "; the consummate ef
Iro:: i r ur even n v.oaer at-
h::v :'y c .nceive
'. 1 e.t do vou
t::iT;k il ara a thousand limes ia.re
a-.;e.h.. t thin sinning? And. that
li. i-: their '..:ivi-.-th;i. they are so blind
to ov.-a interest j;s t- be willing to
light i ; -r it. it i ; iTiomrirehen.-ib:.' to
l;.,:.... -. .. . 1
'. it's a fact."
will it be lx 'hived? when L'ul.
Lawler CMX ::$ orderly to say that he
would re.-eiv Ilearu at Maj. Kenyon's
qnavt. r ; in case he desired to see "him.
the orderly c::ie back with the lieuten
ant", cnuipliments and the singular n-spo::.-e
that tie lie;;:: riant knew of no
rea. en whateer why he should want to
see the colonel at any lime.
La-.vler had conceived it his duty then
t accost Mr. ' learn on the piazza of his
quaro and blandly to inform him
that, he was fs titled, if he sow fit. to call
in Ihe services of s mi ' suitable friend
as .miicnsyuriitj. Brodie and Cross were
both suing there at h moment, and
glanced at ea.-h other with a grin, as
Ilearu coolly looked the jndge advocate
straight in the rye and remarked that he
was aware of the fact.
"I thought you mi.,iit not know it.
an 1 1 ilc.vired X- say that I should inter
pose no objecti ru. said Lawler.
"Iam n.. : av are, Col. Lawler. that it
is the judgj a .vocate who eith-r denies
or consents. I . i.i t!v cuirt. ns I under
stand it, that settles th- question." And
Lawler went sway wkh tingling ears.
Ileum's temper war- being son-ly tried.
No 1 ss than four times that Sunday
morning had be be,-:, called upon by
g.ntli ru(.:i rep.-ese:.t:-: - themselves as
ce: re; pondents for a ane paper or other,
e:eh one of whom de-ired to interview
a -, to the line of d-ef t.? he proposed
a-b'-i'ting. and really :e..-u.i".l aXuaishod
that he should decline to give any in
formation o;i ti e euoj, et. And Ilearn's
re; lies to Lav i r had leen buzzed
around th ga i.aai with added nipha-i-is
at every rep: titiori.
A'.: 1 yet vl en Monday r.rternoon
-.::.' '. and in .h" pre:-- ice of a crowded
arr.:;- .1' ci vlih :i:j l.-.ai ail over the
iv i .::) ol (' d. Lav. ! r i:nr--lively
::i-j!;;r-.-l the n -.me ' tiie gentleman
. hfaii the accus 1 1 d'.vired to introduce
a ; counwl, and ee:i the fans cease 1 to
a: ar: 1 r.U r. wer : intent upon the
r ; ' e. and a d.az 'a ti -ncils wer - jntised
". : the pauii on ih reporters table,
r.lr. Hearn as-loSU'ied almost all bearers
hy ; i.icidl3, even amilingly, responding:
'vVav. I understood from gentlemen
h re :.t the p(j,t that you intended to iu-ir;.u-.
counsel." eaid Lawler, much
"With all deference to thecourt," eaid
He an. -the understanding of the judge
a -ivocate is at fault."
'. i re was int tant tit ter and a ripple
of ao; hiusa. The corres)ondents glanced
quie ;!y at one another and then in sur
prise at Ilearu. For a man who refused
to talk at their bidding, he was display
ing -.n'-ojked -;1 T -
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
rcdoned to iho root3 tf bis hair and
glancetl angrily around.
"The r.udionco must keep order, lio
:aid. "Yon are at liberty to witness
these proceedings, but audible comment
or any levity at attempted witticisms on
the part of the accused will not bo tol
erated." But Ilearu's face wore a provokingly
placid bmile, and tho president, rapping
on the table with the hilt of his sword,
called for wlence and curtly demanded
of the judge advocate that ho proceed
with th3 case.
Not ten feet from whero Mr. Ilearn
sat by his little table, whereon were his
memoranda and a few books, Georgia
Marshall, with f narklin? eves and flnshod
cheeks, bent and whispered to Mrs.
"One for our side."
. And Mrs. Wharton, catching the eye
of some friends across tho room, very
improperly tapped the back of her kid
covered thumb nails together in mute
apidanso. Tiie nress and the nonnl.ira
might be with the prosecution, but it
was easy to see that there were loyal and
lavish hearts there stanch for the de
fense. The court had not lecn authorized to
sit without regard to hours. Lawler
argued that in . case of such widespread
interest the sessions should beheld when
it would be most convenient for th
world at large to at tend, and by adjourn -iug
at 3 i. m.. the conventional honr
nil good citizens would 1? abb? to get
home in abundance of time, secure in
the belief that nothing won id tr.in.-pir
bef are they could return t their pot of
observation o:i the morrow. Nothing of
aavat coij.x-queiice v:h a c .mplihed 0:1
lk' first day beyond the ceremony of
wearing the court, which L awh-r ren-
,u-r . .1 as l.njires-ave as po-s.bl. tl,.. a 1-luim.-.teririg
of the judge a Ivocat-V oath,
which Col. Grace rattled !hr..ugh in a
1 rrrmci-ory style that robbl the legal
geatiem in of the dramatic effect he had
coateuiT.i ate 1. and "the reading of the
charge.-, ..-a 1 specification-, which were
breatiih srh- litenel to by the throng
a.'al mo t ratorically delivered by th
ja l r. 1 vacate. Ther w.n ;xmejhi:ig
e.-. ci.il;y lire in th' air with which be
tans.il an 1 faced tho holdi.nly young of
l.c r. v::; , in !::s trim fat i rre r.nii'onri.
itoe t . ' : .. ire t him at th tnb!..
'i. ti; - lirst frpvvilirai :-.u .f the :ir.-t
charge, ho-.-.- say you. . ir -nitrv or not
Aiel.iu the : ::::pe r way in ti world.
J " ev. r . a:.r in i :v-. e,!i- i. ntly
.ear r '. a a i; h yon I th" op.ai v.-;n-ow:
-;'' ! ; ' "! 'i v.-y - .i . ;.; ..;i,,:i
a:ei t the charge ; of .-:; ie. t i.!:tH-c.m-i.ag
an oiacvr a:: l a gent ierna.i. and of
coudiu-t irejn.licial 1 g. il t.r.b".- .-ml
iiiilitary iieiplin Lieut. Hearri calmly
protected hi- entire innocence, and the
pleas wre duly r.ford .1.
Then Col. Lawler atr uour.ee?! that i:
view of the importance an 1 probable
length of the case be desired the services
of a stenographer and rc.rr.ested the
authority of the court to call one iu.
Th president looked jH-rturled; yt4-u.g-raphers
were elusive, anl the la.-t
court ho was on had been rapped over
the knuckles for employing one. al
though the record exceeded' a hundred
and fifty pages in length.
"How l ing will T. -.1 need one. and
how soon can you get him here?" asked
"Well, we can get through with the
case in a very r hr: tim-;witha stenog
rapher, but it will take a wek at le.wt
without one." He did not say. however,
that be bad one already in the r .om. in
the hhapo of a newspaper man from
Chicago. Some of th;- court began to
consult among themselves.
"Make him write Lis own pr feed
ings." whispered CVd. Maitland to the
president. -By gad. he was probably
the man that rapped your court for em
ploying one thereat Omaha last month."
Then he scribbled a line and tossed the
scrap of paper over to Maj. Putnam on
the other side, and pa.e.1 word down to
Capt. Thorp, who had ln-en judge advo
cate of the court is. question. It was
evident the iuciuIkt.! thought that
here was an admirable chance to
"work" the judge advocate, a thing sel
dom enjoyed; and at last, old Grace,
bumming and hawing a little, said that
the court could not see tho necessity, in
view of the remarks mada by division
headquarters ou a recent case, and must
for the present decline th-.; request.
Whereat Col. Lawler. in in.uufet ill
humor, remarked that lie could bo safely
exix-etvd to say what would and what
would not !e approved by the division
commander, and that, if the court wor.ld
not order it. he would get the order by
-All right," said the president, "and
ii'iean time we'll proceed without one. I
suppose yuu are ready with your first
witness. Mr. Judgo Advocate?"
"If the court insists, yes: but I prefer
to wait until I hear from the telegram,
which I am now writing."
"We had lx-tter go right ahead," s;. d
And so, amid profound silence, tho
name of the iinst witness was called, and
with the eyes of the entire room upon
him. neatly dressed, cleanly shaved, and
looking his very l;at. Trooper Welsh
was ushered in from the outer gallery,
was sworn impressively by Lawler, and
was asked for his name, rank and regi
ment, and whether he knew the accused.
The new correspondent of The Palladium
described the hasty glance which Welh
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
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toves and "TjTnwaro,
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Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Oeneseo Cooking Stovtt
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THE WELL KNOWN
Ml erchant Tailor,
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
ha pnrrtej for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer Hock thtn evr. Thft too.: wV. arrive ic few dy. Wait and th. m.
SSL B. Sr m
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe bt-rt Mm.' Kr. !;e in ll.r rity f. r the i.rice.
Seo.ind and Harrison St
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Steam Cracker Bakery,
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ALL KIND 8 OF CAKPKNTKB WORK DONE,
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done. A r-ert:iy of furr it'r;
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