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THIS AKGU8. THURSDAY, MARCH, 26 1891.
Published Call; and Weekly at ISM Second Ave
nue, Bock Island, 111.
J. w. Potter.
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ticlc! will be printed over flctitiona signatures -Anonymon
commonications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from eTery township
im ltvck leUnd coanty.
Thursday MAKcn 26 1891
DKJIOtKATlC lltlU4ltlK .U
Tho democratic voters of Roc' Inland arc re
quested to aS!mblont the nual voting p!a:es in
thtir respective wanli at 7:30 p. m., on
tonomirnte a enndidate in each ward for alderman,
select three members of the city committee and
choose delegates to the city-township convention.
The wards are entitled to delegates as follow,
their ra io of representation being one for every 2)
votes, and fractional 10 votes or over cast for pres
ident in 1S8S:
First Warrl 151 8
Second Ward ....81 11
Third Ward jo 12
Fourth Ward 30S lo
Fifth Ward us i
Sixth Ward i: 7
Seventh Ward Viz 6
The delegates so elected will meet at Turner
MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 30,
at 730 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating can
didates or mayor, city clerk, cit attorney, city
treasurer, two supervisors (two ytaral, town co-1
lector and ani-s-or: a'sa to appoint a chairman of
the city -town-hip committee.
H EXRV L. WHEKLAK.
Chairman 'lty-Town"liip Committee .
A N XOU NCE3I EXTS.
noreby nnnonnce myself us a candidate for the
office of collector subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the offlce of collector at the siiRirestion of
mnny friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
'We are after Shelby Cullom next!'"
'Palmer and the presidency" was the
cry at Springfield yesterday.
Thsre were 101 times 101 true demo
crats in SprinRfield yesterday.
Seen demonstrations as that held by
the triamphant democracy at the state
capital yesterday, has a tendency to make
republicans shake in their boots.
In spite of the amount of lubricants in
the possession of each, there seem3 to be
considerable friction between the Stand
ard and Manhattan oil companies. A
figbt to a mutual finish would be very
RT-itifying to the public.
Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria,
is getting reidy to make his annual
parade in front of twelve old men and
sprinkle a little water on their bare feet.
And this is the year of our Lord eighteen
hundred and ninety-one!
The treasury last week paid lo New
York more than f2.000.000 as the state's
share of the refunded direct tax, and In
diana and Kansas have made application
for tbeir shares. The hoosier common
wealth is entitled to $709,144, and Kan
sas to $71,743. At this rate the deficit
Hn the national treasury will occur Eoon
er then was anticipated.
Ir you know of anything which the
house of representatives failed to do,"
sas Mr. McKiDley, "I wish you wouti
name it." To which the New York
World replies: "It failed to reduce tax
ation. anl it failed to leave anything ex
cept a deep bole in the treasury where it
found a heaped up surplus. It failed t
sit down upon Tom Reed, to recommend
the removal of Commissioner Raum, to
bring the Pacific railroads to time, to stop
pension frauds, to investigate the Alaska
sm1 ring, to sift the silver-pool scandal,
and to do a hundred other things which
common honesty and the public interest
If ti be true that France and Russia
have formed a military alliance theyoung
German Kaiser will find plenty of opposi
tion politicians to blame him for the sit
uation. S '-ill. the situation would mike
German unity more than ever necessarj.
and might even strengthen his hands
should the new combination prove threat
ening in the immediate futurj. No Ger-.
mn politician could afford to oppose the
throne in the face of enemies approach
ing from both sides. Bismarck must en
ioy watching the turns European politics
ore taking while he has no official re
sponsibility in the premises.
Dubuque Telegraph: Ex-Congressman
Llorr of Michigan is speaking iu Iowa in
favor of high protection. As Horr is not
doing this work for fun it would be int
eresting to know who it is that is putting
sp the money which enables him to come
oat here end attempt to demonstrate to
the farmers that it is a good thing for
them to tax themselves for other people's
benefit. That private property may be
taken for public use the Iowa husband
man concedes; but he is net willing to
admit that private property may be rightly
taken from one citizen and given to an
other. Instead of regarding this as pro
tection he has come to regard it as rob
bery; and be is satisfied that it is such.
Mf.Horr'a mission to him is a failure.
Indeed, tbe farmers are not even compli
menting the Michigander with a hearing.
Thej are weary of his doctrine.
' : ; . . : i
AN ARM! PORTIA.
By CHARLES KING, U. S. A.,
Author of "The ColoneV Daughter," "The
Deserter," "From the Ranks," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
Copyright. 1SDO, by J. B. Wppincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrange
vnAnt witli tLfni 1
The judge advocate was just writing
out tbe answer when Miss Marshall
leaned over anil whispered a word to
Kenyan. The major nodded appreci
atively and looked eagerly along the
faces of the members of the court across
tho table. Capt. Thorp's eyes met his,
and it was Thorp who suddenly spoke:
"The witness has not answered the
question, as I understand it."
"He has answered as the court under
stands it," said Lawler sharply, "and en
tirely to my satisfaction."
"He may have answered to the satis
faction of the jndge advocate, but I sug
gest that the court can speak for itself,"
was Thorp's cool reply. "The question
6hould have elicited an answer as to the
entire service, possibly in other com
mands, on the part of the witness, and
he replies only as to C troop."
"He has given the exact information
I desired," said Lawler hastily, "and all
my question was intended to cover. I
protest against interference with my
Bar.g! t ame old Grace's sword hilt on
the tabic. .
"It is ;) o'clock, Mr. Jndare Advocate,
and the court will adjourn."
Lawler drew a long breath and
glanced triumphantly at Thorp.
But, however little the 'first day
brought forth, the second in no wise
lacked sensation. Welsh and Mr. Levi
Schonberg, in terms most emphatic, had
described the assault upon the principal
witness; both declared that with brutal
violence Welsh had been dragged forth
from the barroom and then kicked and
cuffed all the way to the guard house;
both denied tho faintest iro vocation or
excuse; and then, amid oppressive still
ness, Mr. Schonberg had described his
connection with the trader's establish
ment six years before and his knowledge
of the pecuniary dealings of the accused.
In positive terms he asserted that old
Mr. Braine had lent the accused sums
aggregating six hundred dollars at dif
ferent times, and that lie had frequently
and vainly importuned him in letters
written by Schonberg for payment, had
been ignored, and that filially when he,
after the accrued returned to the post,
strove to collect tho amount he. the wit
ness, was met with curt refusals, denials
of all indebtedness, and finally with
threats and assault.
Nothing much more connected could
well bo imagined. Both men were posi
tive and precise as to facts and dates,
and both when cross examined by the
accused stuck stoutly and positively to
their versions. Another witness was
Mrs. Schonberg that was and Mrs.
Braine that had Inx-n, and her testimony,
though by no means truculent or posi
tive, was largely in support of that of
her Jewish sjiouse. She was sure of the
loans to Ilearn; sure he had lu ver re
paid them: sure that Braine had directed
them placed upon the books, and had
frequently spoken to her of them, be
cause she thought that he was too open
handed and credulous, and had told liim
When court adjuun-eu ;;t 3 p. m. on
the second day the case had uiie dead
against Ilearn. and Col. Grace grawly
inquired if ho could not procure counsel
even now; it might still be allowed. But
Hearn quietly shook his head. Wednes
day morning was to have brought the
redoubtable Mr. Abrams to the scene to
aid the case for the prosecution, but Col.
Lawler was ctruTK.'Hed to say that tbe
witness va:? not forthcoming, and had
not even answered telegrams sent him.
There was some quiet trrinning at the
reporters table, and old Kenynn breathed
a nigh as he bent over and whispered to
"D u that fellow! Hi never meant
to coma and Lawler knows it. Cross
examination would have broken him
But two other civilians were j Toduced,
who claimed to be old friends of the late
trader, and one of these testified that the
week lief ore his death Mr. Braine had
declared that Heam had refused to repay
the money and he regarded it a.s good as
lost. Ilearn protested against this as
"hearsay" and not testimony under nath.
Lawler vov.-c-.l it was mat"nal and con
firmatory, and the court was cleared, to
the utter izi ilgnatiou of tin? corr-spond-ents
thus ccmp?Ile-l to quit the. room
with the common herd. Thrice a:ain
this happened during the -lay. and peo
ple grew u;-;: ;red, many of them leav
ing; but thone who remained, including
the oGcers, could see no earthly hope fyr
Hearu. Everything had been us conclu
sively proved as such witnesses could es
tablish matters, and the only chance lay
in the impeachment of their testimony.
It was nearly 3 o'clock on Wednesday
when Lawler said that if the other wit
ness, Mr. Abrams, did not put in au ap
pearance he would rest the case' for the
prosecution. CoL Maitland inquired
why the books of the late post trader
had not been produced in court in snj
port of Schonbergs testimony, and Law
ler promptly respondol that they were
too bulky to be appended to the record,
were property of the estate, and he had
not considered them necessary. How
ever, if the court insisted And the
court did. Schonberg was directed to
bring his bocks at 10 o'clock the next day.
That evening the party gathered on
Lane's piazza was very silent and uad.
Kenyon had been there a while and gone
away with bowed head and thoughtful
eyes. The defense, of course, had not
begun. There would bo no difficulty in
utterly defeating the charge of assault
upon the soldier Welsh, but what wor
ried one and all was the testimony of
Schonberg and Eraine's relict. If that
held good with the court, then Ilearn
had been guilty of disgraceful conduct
in stating orally and in writing that he
had long since paid those, debts. There
couid bo no sentence but dismissal.
Hearn had shut himself np in his room.
That day had brought a long letter from
hia father, and it was this ho was study
ing, sore at heart, when Kenyon en
tered. "You havei:'t 6lopt a wink for two
nights, lad. and I know it," said the
major anxiously, as he studied tho worn
face of hij friend. "I'm going to call
Ingersoll in to prescrilw for yo.i." And
despite Hearu Y, prote.-t the orderly was
sent for the po.-1 f.nrg.-on.
Meantime, w th many emphatic nods
md "hnmphs!" Kenyon read the long,
ong let ter which, without a word. Ilearn
aad placed in his hand, finishing it at
last, going ovct several pages, and final -y
sighing deeply as he folded it:
"It is just Wiat I feared, my boy; it
s just whvt I f 'ar:d. Still I'm glad he
lidn't look rij-on it as your mother
thought he would. Wonder what she
thought of my letter Hello, here's
fngersoll r.nw. "
"I was sit lb? hospital with Brent."
said the medical man in some haste,
"and had to go to Lane's lirst."
"No one ill at Lane's, I hope?" spoke
Kenyon ;is Uoi.rn'a face was suddenly
uplifted. "I've just oor.w from there."
"Oh. no: but Miss Marshall and Mrs.
Lane have Ix-n going to see Brent every
afternoon, and this evening he asked mo
to take a message over there. He want
ed to see them to-night, but I had to say
no; he's too feverish. They were much
concerned to hear I hail leen called in
to see you, Ilearn, and I promised to
comeback at nee and let them know
how you were."
A brief examination showed the skilled
practitioner the extent of Hearn's mal
ady, and ho insisted 011 his coming out.
He wonid have added "over to Lane's
piazza," but members of the court were
calling there, aad it would hardly be
the proper thing. Returning thither,
however, he found the gentlemen gone
and Col. Lawler just seating himself for
a social call.
"Nothing serious," ho murmured to
the ladies, as he took a chair, and in low
tone began chatting with the Whartons.
It was Lawler's voice that broke the
stillness, and Lawler, full of his profes
sion, could talk rothing but "shop."
"I could not but observe your pres
ence in the court room, ladies, even
among the host of curious spectators.
And how does a military court impress
yon, Miss Marshall, now that you have
"I can tell you better when I have
seen it all. colonf 1. Thus far we've had
nothing but the prosecution. It will
Mvm less one sid"d after the defense."
"Ah. that. I few. will hardly amount
to anything. The young man h:.s leeu
very ill advised very. Possibly you
heard that I had offered him my services
that is, any in my power to render
and that he had refused?"
Miss Marshall simply looked at the
colonel a moment, making no reply.
"May I ask what services yon could
render him? I thought the prosecution
was your specialty."
"Oh, it is, certainly; that is my buunden
duty. Still, if I knew what evidence he
had to offer wh it witnesses he meant
to call any experienced lawyer could
tell him how best to conduct tin? case."
Miss Marsliall fairly laughed:
"That s-trikes me as one t-f the mot
unique ideas I ever heard, colonel. If
you hrloiiged. wv will say. to the com
laTa!;t force of th ? army and had a posi
tion to deiei.d. v.'onld yon detail your
plan of defense to the adversary?"
"My dear yotin ; lady, you totally mis
appreheud the p-Tnliar mechanism of
our system. Afnr having finished the
government's sido then I ;itii free to as
sist the ac used."
"And th" accused, as I understand it.
is free to "play it alone,' as we do in
tni hre. Now. do you know. I think I
would prefer that course to having an
a Ivocate who was more than half an op
"Well, certainly. Miss Marshall, you
cannot congratulate the accused on his
conduct of the cas-i thus far. He would
have stood better with the court at this
minute if he had taken my advice, as he
wouldn't. Then I had only one course
"Doesn't, that lxk just a wee bit as
though he were being prosecuted for de
clining eminent legal assistance rather
than for alleged misconduct?"
Lawler flushed and again glanced
sharply from under his sandy brows and
out of the corners of his twinkling eyes.
"You have a .-harp tongue, young
lady," he f;aid, "bnt. I presume jour wit
is made to match it. It is a pity they
could not. bo brought into requisition in
defease of your friend before the court
itself. You raunot influence rue." And
l:e laughed lou.lly, an 1 glanced around
a though in iriui!;;.:i.
" 'F:iith, L ;'.vl. r. it's jast as lucky for
you that Mi.-s Mar hali isn't counsel for
: Ue accused. You'll rret knocked endwise
v. heu U conn s to t ie defense, anyhow,"
Kld the doctor.
You liiinktjo, (.0 you? Well, well.
ivt'H see: we'll s'-c."
The gate had .pcn-d, and mi orderlv
"A telegram for tha commanding of
fuvr." he t-uM.
Kenyon tk th;. brown envelope, tore
it op-n. a:i l . t?pp? 1 int-j the hall door
way, where the light would fall uion
the page. A gleam of sudden satisfac
tion chot. ncr.s lii face, and he turned
ca-i .y t'.v ..-1 Mi..; ll.trshalt, whose
(1:ir;. h:il folic wed him. "Come."
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
he signaled, and she rose and went to
"Read this," he Baid in low tones as he
thrust the paper into her hand and
hauntered back to his chair. "I can trust
you to keep a Becret."
Lawler gazed after her with unmistak
ablo curiosity, studying her face as she
read, then turned and looked at Kenyon,
who was ostentatiously humming the air
Miss Wharton had just begun playingon
the piano. What did it mean? Was
his entertainer in league with the girl
who so dared him? Mrs. Lane strove to
cover her friend's somewhat abrupt
quitting of the group by a timely word
or two. but her question failed to catch
tho lawyer's cars. In a minute Georgia
was back, had dropped the dispatch over
Kenyon s burly shoulder with the brief
whisjicred word, "Splendid," and then
almost laughingly turned on the judge
"And now tell mo, colonel, isn't thero
such a thing r.a impeaching tho credi
bility of witnesses':"
Oh. I euppesa so iu certain cases; but
wL?.t has that to do with mine?"
"Yours? Well, one would hardly think
your witnesses assailable, of course; but
P'.'cri truthful men. you know, are some
Books and figures don't lie. Miss
Marshall. You forget the books."
"Oh. true! I forgot the looks. And
Mr. Sehonbers was bookkeeper, too."
(To be continued.)
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