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TELE ARGUS, SATURDAY." MAHCH. 28 lb91.
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nge, Hock Island, 111.
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tive character, political or religious, toast have
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tlcle will be printed over Qctitions signatures
Anonymoni comtuanleationsnot noticed.
Corroopondcuce solicited from every township
la Rock lslan-1 county.
Satckdat. MARcn 28 1891.
lK3IOcUATIC I'KintillEH Al
The democratic volcrs of Rick Island nre re
quested to vwrnhV at the usual voting plates In
their respective waitU at 7:30 p in., on
SATCRDA V.MARCH 53, 18!tt,
to nominate a candidate in each ward for alderman,
select three members of the city committee and
choose delegates to the clty-townhip convention.
The wurds ur? entitled to delegates as follow,
their rs'lo of representation being one for every 23
votes, and fractional lOvotesorover cast for pres
ident in 18S8:
. . . . aw
First Ward ..
Third Ward ..
Sixth Ward ..
The delegates so elected will meet at Turner
MONDAY EVEMXG, MARCH 30,
at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating can
didates !or mayor, city e'erk, cit attorney, city
treasurer, two supervisors (two ytiiri), town co-1
lector and a se"ior; a'sD to appoint a chairman of
the city -town-hip committee.
II ENRY L. WH EE LAX,
Chairman City-Townnhjp Committee .
At the earnest solicitation of my friends. I
hereby announce myself as a candidate for the
office of collectorsubject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
1 hereby- announce myself as a candidate for
the othce of collector at the susrtrestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention
- WM. KCKkRMANX.
Lucy Parsons is lecturing in the west
again, instead of ioioing tbe Mafia and
goine od the still hunt.
There are tbirty nine companies in
2few York state engaged in lending
money on western mortgages, and have
9 32.000.000 now out that way. The re
sources of all kinds in that 6tate outside
of national banks increased in ten years
from 8675.000,000 to tl.182.000.00O.
The war department seems to realize
that the Indian war is likely to be renewed
this ppnng. The administration was
warned in time. It might have prevented
the outbreak of hostilities by dealing fair
ly and frankly with the Indians who came
to Washington, instead of permitting the
Indian bureau to try the charges against
itself. But it was content to have the
Indians trickel ia the interest of the diss
honest Indian agents, and now it must
take the responsibility of any more
trouble that may happen.
The Arkansas legislature has carried
its ndmiration for the late rebel chief, Jeff
DavW too far by a long way in replacing
a portrait of Geo. Washington which had
bung over tbe speaker's desk in the bouse
for 20 years, witii a life size painting of
Davis. The people of Arkansas, whose
public funds will be taxed to pay for this
unpttfiotir. deed will probably raise no
objection to it, but the act is one that
should call forth the condemnation of the
nation at )arg. as it will.
The Hurling ton'n Condition.
Tbe Railway Age makes some import,
ant statements concerning the Chicago,
Burlington & Qaincy railroad company.
,An examination of Burlington finan
ces presents some interesting facts which
perhaps have few parallels in the finan
cial history of corporate property and
the results shown possibly will never
ag .in be equalled in tbe west. Since its
orjyaniz ition tbe road has made in net
earnings, after payment of all charges, an
amount equal to more than the funded
debt of the entire system, or $136,000,
000. It has disbursed from this amount
in cash dividends, $86,000,000
The balance of this immense sum,
or 150.000 000. equal to dis
charging half the indebtedness of the Bur
lington system proper, or an amount
that would more than pay for ex
tending its line to the Pacific coast, has
been judiciously invested in extensions
and betterments or is on hand for the re
demption of outstanding bonds. Its bal
ance sheet for 1890 as compared with the
one for 1880 ought to show a credit to
inking fund scconnt of about $17,000,000
about 112.000.000 in surplus accounts,
$9,000,000 in renewal fund and over
$12,000,000 in trust funds. As the Bur
lington for years has carried a cash ac
count of several millions of dollars it can
be readily seen that the giant strength of
this granger has been accumulating for
years through frugal management and
"In explanation of these large availa
ble funds, it may be stated that most of
them accumulated during a period when
tbe Burlington was earning net profits of
12 and 13 per cent, and paying 8 and 10
percent, dividends. The sinking fund,
which now amounts to nearly $47,000.
000 is to provide for the retirement of
their 5 per cent, bonds, which cannot be
secured at present without going into tbe
market and bidding them to a heavy
This showing by an authority popu
larly regarded as reliable, indicates that
the Burlington is financially prosperous.
Despite the great strike, which cost it
many millions, it has been declaring large
cash dividends on watered securities, and
in addition to this its net earnings have
enabled it to create a gigantic sinking
lund for the extinction of some of its obh
ligaiiona. . '' . )
AN ARMY PORTIA.
By CHAELES KING, U. S. A.,
AtUhorof'Thc Colonel's Daughter," "The
Deserter," "From the Banks," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
(Copyright, 1320, by J. B. Lippincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrange
ment with ti..-:n. 1
"How was it xnxni)li:f"
Ten o'clock had come: so had the
court; so had the public, in numbers
largely increased. In Central City it
was generally understood that on this
day the proceedings would be brought
to a close. The case for the government
would be concluded by the evidence of
Mr. Abrams when he arrived and by
the exhibition of tbe books of the late
concern of Eraine & Co. The defence
really had not a leg to stand on. Every
body in the enterprising community had
been assured of this fact by the repeated
assertions of Mr. Schonberg and the
oracular announcements of the press;
and it was the popular belief that all the
unfortunate officer could do would be to
assail the integrity of the witnesses,
which attempt would be utterly over
thrown by the vigilant prosecutor, who
would then conclude by a scathing re
view of the evidence, after which the
court would promptly adjudge him
guilty and sentence him to be stripped
of his uniform and drummed out forth
with. Probably half the populace that
thronged the court room that bright
June morning fully expected before re
turning to their homes to see an army
lieutenant degraded of his rank and
thrust forth from the reservation at the
points of the bayonets of the garrison.
Dozens there were who knew better; but
a community roared on the pap of sensa
tionalism, as supplied by the modem
press, could not accept the mild and
moderate views of the minority as a pos
sibility. "Ten-fifteen," said old Grace, thrust
ing his watch back into the breast of his
hot uniform coat, and looking about in
some impatience. '-What keeps Lawler?"
"Waiting for that Jew with his books.
I believe he's somewhere in that crowd
on the piazza. They say his newspaper
man hasn't turned up yet; but I wish
you would call the court to order, and
give him a rap for delaying matters."
"Ah! another 'bus load from town,"
said the president, as there entered at
the moment a party of ladies, escorted
by the sandy haired judge advocate him
self. All around the room the benches
were occupied, but behind this party
came two or three soldiers carrying
chairs, and, much tn the disgust of Mrs.
Brodie and Mrs. Graves, who had ol-
tained with a party of th'-ir friends the
front row nearest the table of the ac
cused, these chairs were planted Ix-fore
them and their view was cut off by the
households of some of the prominent
business men of Central City. So closely
did they surround Mr. Hearn that he
drew his seat a trifle nearer to that of
the judge advocate.
There was a little more space on the
other side of the table, where the corre
spondents were, but they seemed to pre
fer not to crowd these gentlemen, and
nobody, of course, would think of in
truding between them and the court.
It was almost half after 10 when a
soldier made his way through the throng,
and, saluting Lawler, said something in
a low tone, tit which the judge advocate
went over and whispered to Grace. A
moment later tho burly form of Maj.
Kenyon was seen shoulderiug a way
through tbe court room, while Dr. In
gersoll'a spectacled face appeared just
Escorted by these gentlemen camo
Mrs. Lane, fresh, smiling, nodding
cheerily to acquaintances in the court
and around the room, looking cool and
radiant in a spring costume which at
tracted the instant attention of the la
dies and diverted their eyes from Miss
Marshall, whose simple but inexiiensive
toilet was hardly worthy their glance,
while to the grosser masculine under
standing it was cverv whit as lovely as
that of her friend and hostess. Behind
them all came Sam with four folding
chairs, and there being no other place
available the major promptly plumped
them down in front of Lawler 's friends
and motioned his party to seats. Georgia
Marshall's color deepened, as any one
who looked might see, for the chair to
which she was assigned was so close to
that of Hearn that by simply putting
forth her hand she could have touched
His back was to tho door and he had
not seen them enter, yet at the percepti
ble hush that fell upon the chatter of
the feminine spectators hu knew who
must be coming, and his pale face bright
ened with a sudden smile as. turning, he
saw her almost at his elbow. Mrs. Lane
nodded thrice, looking biightly and af
fectionately ia his eyes, before she took
her seat, just tin though her efforts were
to show all the throng that tae women
of the army held hira guiltless. But
Georgia Marshall's j?ye3 wen; hidden for
a moment behind their drooping lids. It
was not until after she was seaied and a
glance around had told her that the gaze
of all women was still on the lovely toilet
that Mabel wore, that she stole a sudden
look at him and met the brave light in
his wan face.
"Good morning," he whispered. "I
had not looked for anvth'rx half
good as tint to have you here so near
"It was ray fault we wero late; they
vrero waitrr. g for me. I I had been to
the hospital with Dr. Ingersoll There's
eo much to tell you."
"Has any further news come?"
Lx.iv.-t.iing else i7re
Do:it vou cee how excited
:lie major is."
And indeed old Kenyon teemed fairly
?lov.-. His eyes wera snapping; his
"ace- was t'.ritchin,!? and redder than
?v?r. He v;ts standing at that moment,
searching all the windows with keen
fiance and looking along the faces of
:lio soldiers wlio had cathcred on all
es or tao iia:
of tho piazza without. Suddenly
qo seemed to see the features for which
le was so cigerly looking, and with a
inick gesture he called an orderly to his
ride and has ily scribbled theco words on
u piece of y ipor: "That third window
du the we?1. Get r.ronnd there, and
ion't let him out of your sight this
"Give thrt to tho provost sergeant,"
lie said. At d the orderly disappeared.
Then camo the voice of Col. Grace im
patiently demanding of the judge advo
cate that he proceed, and Lawler, who
had been fid feting muvsily, arose:
"May it please the court, the witness
Abrams has still tailed to respond; but
the evidence of the other witnesses has
loon so cone Insive that I feel that I need
not detain tl.e court. All that now re
mains is to examine tho book3 of the
late post trr. lor, vrr.ich. as you have de
manded. are here in my possession."
"Th: cour. will come to order," said
A hush fell on tho :..-, inble.l throng,
uiid all eyes were on the judge advocate,
vim w:is oumIv unwrapping the paek
:tge which ho produce 1 from tho folds of
Hie linen duster which he had with ap
parent carelessness thrown upon his
chair. Two ordinary looking, leather
bound volames presently appeared,
which he proceeded to lay before Col.
I now have the honor to submit for
the examination of the conrt such books
af the former post trader as bear upon
this case, l i them will appear the en
tries of the various amounts advanced
by lam to tho accused, with their dates,
etc., and just as stated by the witness
Schonberg it will be seen that no pay
ments beyond a few trifling sums have
keen recorded. The amount of ' the in
debtedness as claimed in tho specifica
tions will le found to agree with the fig
ures." As he spoke Lawler had opened tho
volumes at points indicated by slips of
jiuper and spread them upon the table.
3-race adjusted his eyeglasses and conned
jver one of tho books, while Maitland
took the second. The other members of
the court silently awaited their turn.
"I do not i rofess to 1)3 an expert at
bookkeeping." said Maitland presently,
"but do I un lerstandthe judge advocate
to way that the witness Schonberg swears
that these entries are correct'-"
Lawler briskly turned over the leaves
of the record before him.
"Here are his very words," he said.
" 'I myself made entries for the years 'S3
and 'S4. both in the day book and in the
ledger. I ke,)t all Mr. Braine's books.
He gave me the items just as they oc
curred, anfl taese-entries were mado by
me at the different dates in those years
just as they were directed by him.'"
"Oh. yes, yes; I remember," said tho
colonel. "I suppose it is all correct.
Possibly other members of the conrt can
tell more a"iont this business than I
can." And b3 passed the book down the
"Nothing tonld be more confirmatory
of Schonberg'? statements," said the
judge advocate loudly. "One has only
to look at thrse pages. Yon can see that
different ink. different, pens have leen
used here prima facie evidence of their
having lieen entered at totally different
timer,, instead of being jotted down at
once, as mig'it lie claimed by the de
fense but for this significant fact." And
Lawler looked triumphantly about the
room, ending with a glance at the little
group that w.is near Hearn 's table.
Miss .Marshall was leaning forward,
her dark eyes eagerly scanning the faces
of tho membt rs of the court, and watch
ing the books as they passed from hand
to hand. LTearn, pale and patient,
seemed waitiag for the court to finish
before asking that he, too, be permitted
to examine tho books.
"Do you su - pose you could get them
one moment?" whisrered Miss Marshall
to the major, who was sitting at her
left. "I had r.o study books and look
"I'll try," whispered Kenyon. "Hearn
It was some time before they reached
the foot of th:i table. Capt. Thorp and
his next neiglbor sjieut several minutes
iu studying tie dates and figures, and at
last ban Jed them successively to the
junior member. As soon as this gentle
man had finished his scrutiny of the first,
Lieut. Hearn held forth his hand:
"I presume I may be permitted to ex
amine these exhibits?"
"I submit to the court that the ac
cused has had frequent opportunity tiny
time these lasr, three months to examine
these books, that he has been impor
tuned, even, ta do so, time and again.
and hao contemptuously refused. In
view of these facts, his anxiety to see
them now stri kes me as an assumption.
Lawler s matnerwas loud and trucu
lent. He kue v he was making a point.
"Assumption or not." said the presi
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
dent coolly, as Hearn s face flushed
hotly under the sting, "it is the un
doubted right of the accused to see any
exhibit produced in court."
I feel bound, then, to prevent their
being improperly dealt with while in hia
hands," said Lawler, hanging on to hia
volumes and bent on making the scene
as effective as possible.
I will take all responsibility, sir.
You may be sure the accused will not
injure them," was Grace's prompt and
And so, having interfered as long as
possible, the lawyer grudgingly handed
tho book to Mr. Hearn, ostentatiouslv
holding it open so that all near at
hand could see the array of items and
figures charged against him. In doing
so he even raised the volume to the level
of his own shoulder, and the leaf flapped
lazily open until it stood in bold relief.
Never moving from her seat .aiss
Marshall, with glowing ryes and com
pressed lips, had silently noted every
word and motion. Site was "oendmg
forward oa.jerh , as though ftriving at a
distance of six or hcveii feet to decipher
the writing on the page thus glaringly
exhibited. When finally Lawler laid it
on the table, and Mr. Hearn began slow
ly studying the page, she still retained
her position, forgetful apparently of
evervthing around her, the young girl
was now so near that she could have
touched the table at which sat the ac
Studying with paiari'.. troubled f;toe,
Mr. I learn at la.-t began slowly turning
over the pages and looking at tin- head
ings of the other accounts. There was
something which he evidently desinil to
alut. yet evervthing
looked straight and plausible. Again
bent on takin; every opportunity to
score a point against tlii'HOOiix-d Lawler
"I submit again, if the' court will but
hear me. that while the accused has
Iteen accorded the privilege of examining
his long neglected account he has no
right whatever to pry into the affairs of
other officers. I maintain that he should
lie compelled to confine his attention to
his own page; there is quite enough
Kenyon suddenly felt a slim white
hand gripping his wrist like a vise,
nearn was just turning down a page
after briefly scanning the dates, but a
rustle at his side attracted his attention?
To his amazement Miss Marshall liad
btnt forward out of her chair and was
motioning arid whispering to him:
"Again! L t sue see through that
The court was dismissing .it this in
stant tin? iiueMiou raised by Lawler.
Maitland and Thorp protested that Hearn
had a right to compare other accounts
with his own if he suspected fraud of
any kind. Hearn himself, with throl)-
art. could onlv see and "near her.
lien: to her signal, he a?ain raised
leaf, and would have turned the
: f o that she could read it right side
up. but with imp 'rions gesture she for
bade. IIol.l it as it is." sh signaled, as still
hen ding low she so.'::i"l studvim evt-rv
line of ih paiH-r thus vertically placed
between her and the sunshine flooding
in :it the ote:i barrack window.
Q'tick. now! Mere: more'." she mo
tioned. And wondering he turned sev
eral pages. Imh ting each a moment or
Bat she shook her head impatient-
Iv and signaled. "Go on:' until in snc-
es.Mon half a dozen leaves were turned;
tijeti with eaer lignt in her eves, again
she hehi up a warning hand, and the page
t ry well, then." Lawler was saying
at this moment, with sarcastic emphasis.
On the principle that misery loves
company, l suppose we must accord him
the privilege of viewing the accounts of
his fellow debtors." And with this
fresh piece of civil legal practice on his
lips, the judge advocate turned to the
group on his left and stopped short in
Hearn. utterly lost to what was going
on. was gazing with all his eyes at Miss
Marshall, who. flushed, eager, almost
radiant, once more was leaning back in
her chair, but signaling to close the
nooK. it was ivenvon now who was
half rising and whispering sndden im
petuous words to Hearn.
For a moment Lawler knew not what
to think or say. Something told hira
that the cause he represented was in
jieril. A sense of i:iaster flashed upon
"At le;ist the accused will have the
decency to refrain from exhibiting offi
cers' private accounts to the public," he
said, with sudden return to his old man
ner, "and if he be through with the ex
amination return these exhibits to me,
that I may close the case, unless, per
haps, he desires to offer something fur
ther upon this subject."
Miss Marshall's fingers were twisting
a tiny slip on which bhe had hurriedly
penciled a word or two. One instant
more and it was with Hearn. She had
bent forward to pick up a fluttering
scrap of paiier; her deft fingers had but
for the instant touched his drooping
hand. Opening it he read, 'Recall
Schonberg instantly." Surprised, he
glanced at her, but purposely she had
averted her eyes. Kenyon was vehement
"I must ask that Mr. Schonberg be
recalled," said Ileum. "There is new
matter here upon which I need to ques
"The accused has already had oppor
tunity to cross examine the witness, and
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
h .-nrcteJ far the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A large rand finer Mock than ever. There i oodn will arrire In afrw day. Wait anJ i,
H. SIEMON & SON7
toves and Xinware,
PUMPS, HSTjZXjS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Ucneseo Cocking StoTti
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
lftOS SECOND VE., ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
gL m i&z
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The beat Men's fineahoe ia the city for tbe
Second and IlarTison Si.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
ttASCPACTUBIB Of CKACXIU AID BISCUIT!.
Ask jour Grocer (or them. They are beat.
K7Spectftlr'.Mt Tb Ckrirtj "0T8TIR" and tt Cbrttty "Willi."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE.
KVOeoeral Jobbing done oa thort do:!c and a iti faction fmctMd.
Office and Shop 1413 Fourth ATenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
V ' y rflrP-- r-r- - -v
Cnim tham Bhtjtqlm.
Bend for clremUr, ?cpboa
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 8econd Avenue.
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
ltm Second Arenie. Corner of aixtocctb Btree - Oppovite Ilar?er'a Tbra-r-
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Loach Krery Day ....
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Sereateeath 6U . . T3 T, T c - n ,
nd SeTenlh Ayenue. XVOCK lSiail"
klnla of carpenter work perialtf . Plana and aaUaaaUt for all ktcda of bcLdt
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty -third etreet and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tbia bonaebaa jaatbcoQ refitted throngtioat and ia cow la A Va. 1 condittoe. It lafr'. ' -91-M
per day boora and deatrable faintly hotel.
MaaofacUrcrof all klndaof
BOOT8 AND SHOES
Gati' F1m Shoea a tpecUIty. Repairing dona neatly and prom pel r .
A amara of yocr patronafo reepactfolly solicited. . ,
1618 8econd ATenue. Rok I!ar.J.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Bbop comer Twenty-aercmd atraet and Klntfc aeaaa. Beaidenc
STABY, BEEOER & SNELL,
T. H. ELLIS. Rock Iiltnd, EL,
1086 Cor. fcrorteeoUi Bt. aad teemed A-
Saodwlcbea ForbULrd 00 i i
HOCK ISLAND. "--