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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, APKll, z 1891.
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Thursday, ArniL 2, 1891.
DKSOt'RATlt' CITY-TOW XMH IP
For City Clork GEORG K W. n KNRY
Sr '.ty "oraey JOHN LOONEY
For City Treasurer J. M. BUFORD
For Supervisors ARTHUR BCRRALL
, FRED APPELQUIST
For collector ED BCKRILL, JR
w Assessor J. R. JOHNSTON
First Ward MARTIN WKTVBERGKR
8ocond Ward E. L. M'CARTNEY
Third Ward.. DANIEL CORKEN
Fifth Ward ALEXANDER M DONALD
gWnrcl.... TUOMAS DONAHUE
Seventh Hard J.K.LARK1N
It is eaul that Mr9. O'Shea will not
marry Parnell. Assuming the truth of
this, the fact is perhaps a fortunate one
for the ex leader, for he could never be
certain that a woman who had been false
to her first husband would be true to her
With Mills. Springer, Hatch, Bjnum,
Wilson and McMillin as democratic can
didates for the speakership on democratic
tariff reform records, the democratic party
Is not likely to co beyonl them when to
do bo will leave do choice but Crisp, with
his moonshine views of the internal reve
Since Ingalls has turned his caustic
tongue loose at the pet follies of his par
ty, republican editors are regret f ullycom
intj the conclusion that the Kansas
states man probably "never was what he
pretended to te." Itcertainly took them
a lone time to find him out. As a pre
tender he was both a howling and along
As Pope Leo XIII has given his apos
tolic benediction to the propped Colum
bian exposition, we think he might be
persuaded to allow several of the most
precious of the art treasures in the Vati
can to be brought over to be viewed by
all the American people. The Vatican
contains the largest and most valuable
art collection in the world an d as all the
world cannot go to Rams it would be a
great blessing if the collection would be,
in part at least, at the Columbian expisi -tion
Blame for PrMil?ot.
An Ohio republican of more than mere
local repute has teen talking to the Phil
adelpnia Times in this way: '-Unless
Mr. Blaine says or does something to pre
vent it he will b". nominated for presU
dent unless the republicans of the ciun
try become convinced that their party
has no prospect of winning the fight. I
have traveled in many states of late and
found it to be the fact that among the
republican masses Blaine is the favorite.
But the most noteworthy fact is that his
former opposers in his party are for him
now. There were mixed reasons for op
posing him before, which generally have
died out. He has been opposed more on
account of lots of fellows who could be
reached only by sinking at Blaine."
"How about Ohio?"
"I venture no opinion as ti the next
election. McKinley will be the republi
can candidate without doubt. An at
tempt will be made to indorse Sherman
for senator. An indorsement of Blaine
at the same time for president would be
worth 25.000 votes for McKinley for gov
ernor. It may be the only way to carry
the Btate, but it may not be chosen. I
doubt if it will be. McKinley will run
mainly on his bill the tariff issue as pre
sented therein. lie will not be as strong
before the people as a candidate for gov
ernor as he has been for congress. The
rBHon is, when running for congress he
has received any amount of outside help
by way of moey, contributions from
manufacturers, who will not feel the in
terest in his success as governor they did
for congress. With Blaine thrown into
the canvHSB the element of success which
it will otherwise Uck with Harrison ask
ing for the nomination, the case would
For the state G. A. R. encampment to
be held at Decatur. April 8 to 10, Rock
Island and Peoria railway will erant ex
cursion rate of one fare for the round
trip. Tickets on sale April 7-9 good for
return until and including April 11. This
rate is open to the public. It is expected
to run through coaches to Decatur.
Trains leave Rock Island 8:10 a. m.,2:20
p. m., 6:45 p. m. Arrive at Decatur at
2:80 p m., 1030 p. m , 11 a. m. Equally
good time returning. For further infor
mation inquire of F. H. Rockwell, ticket
agent; depot foot Twentieth street, or R.
Stock house, general ticket agent, Rock
A ileal .Baiiam is Kemp's Baiiam.
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maay thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is.. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and Si.
AN ARMY PORTIA.
By CHARLES KING, U. 8. A.,
Author of "The Colonel's Daughter," "The
Dcxcrtcr," "From the Rank," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldien."
(Copyrights 1800, by J. B. Llppincott Company,
Philadelphia, and published by special arrange
ment wiLh tL.-tn. 1
"And you arc?" "MaJenhn Brent Rmv
ll rio, hi son."
Whe;i, half an hour later. Col. Lawler
announced that, l:i view of circum
stances, to which the court appeared to
attach so much significance, he would
rest the ciise for the prosecution, he had.
despite every effort and the professional
bravado assumed for such occasions, all
the air of a whipped man. For half a
minute after hearing that stunning ques
tion Mr. Schonberg had sat glaring at
the judge advocate, liis eyes protruding,
his month wide open, his face ghastly
wiiite. Then he mopped his forehead,
rvcalleil to himself by Grace's sharp
tones as the president aain demanded
answer, and faltered out :
"I ton't understand the question."
"You are called upon to explain to
this court how it was possible for y u to
have made those entries in '83 and '84, as
you have solemnly sworn yon did. when
the paper itself was not made until 18S0."
thundered Grace; -and the court is
waiting for your answer."
"The paper vasn't niade nntil 1880?"
"No, sir!-' fairly shouted the wrathful
old soldier in the president's chair. "No,
sir! Yon failed to study the water
marks. Here it is repeated on a score of
these leaves. 'Sconset Valley mills, 1886.'
I say, explain this if yon can."
"I ton't know anything ab;ut that,"
muttered the Jew at last, gulping down
the big lump that arose in his throat. "I
know when I made those entries, any
how." But the whole roomful could see that
the wretch was only lying desperately
lying. The pencils of the correspond
ents were flying over their blocks with
furious speed. One excited ambassador
of the press had already made a lunge
through the crowd for the doorway.
"Mr. Judge Advocate," said the presi
dent at last, "I fancy you can now ex
cuse your witness from further attend
ance. Stoj), though. Have yon any
thing else yon would wish to ask, Mr.
Hearn?" And now his manner was all
"Not a word, sir," was the smiling an
swer. "I shall beg to submit the list of
my witnesses in a few moments."
People seemed to draw aside and make
a wide lane for the wretched Hebrew
and his crestfallen counselor, as the lat
ter led his unscrupulous witness to the
outer gallery, whither Lawler said he
desired to retire for a moment's consult
ation. So entire had leen the confi
dence of the mass of the people in the
guilt of the officer that Schonlerg's shady
reputation had not sufficed to warn them
of the possibilities in the case. But
among educated and better informed
people present there broke forth sudden
ly, after a moment's breathless silence,
a ripple of applause that sieedily swelled
into a joyous burst of hand clapping
which was taken up all over the room,
and for a momeut, mingled with angry
hisses on the part of a few pronounced
socialists m tiie throng, who were fu
rious at the sudden turn in favor of the
hated official class, tho clamor was un
checked. Stem as ho was. old Grace
could not deny the audience the riht
of such a re;iet i-ui. Then he rapped for
"Yon art nut ready, I presume, to pro
ceed with yortr defense?" said Lawler a
moment after as he re-entered the room
and glanced nervously around. All his
airy, confident manner was gone. lit
looked almost dazed.
Certainly," was the prompt reply.
"Have the goodness to call in Private
"May it please the court." said Law
ler. "I submit that the accused should
furnish the list of witnesses he desires to
summon, in order that it may be deter
tenained lor what purpose they ;ire
citlh d. and whether the expense will be
justified ."said Lawler in response. "And
ns for Welsh. I maintain that that un
fortunate trooper has already suffered
too much at the hands of the accused to
warrant his leing subjected to further
ignominy, as he would be if the court
allowed such treatment as was accorded
my last witness."
"If lie is at all like vonr last witness
CoL Lawler, ignominy will not inaptly
express the idea," was Grace's sarcastic
response, whereat "an audible grin"
fc-pread over the room.
"Do you vish to summon witnesses
from abroad. Mr. Hearn?"
"Not one, si r. Every man I need will
be at the post by 1 o'clock this after
noon; and except Welsh, who is under
stood to be unJer the especial charge of
the judge advocate and amenable to or
ders from nob dy else, I will not trouble
the court to call on anybody tho others
will be glad to come."
Lawler shoo It his head and looked dis
satisfied. If lie could only know the
men whom the defense was introducing,
and could find out what they meant to
testify, it migt t still Ik? in his power to
avert at least public catastrophe. Shrewd
enough to see the evident antagonism he
had created, ai d knowing that matters
were going topy-turvy at the moment,
he bethought him of a ruse by which he
could get rid oi the crowd:
"I beg the in lulgence of the court. 1
have allowed the case for the prosecu
tion to rest rather than infringe longer
on time that it so valuable, but 1 2nd
myself unable to proceed at this mo
ment, and I beg that you take a recess
until 2 p. m."
The court demurred. It was utterly
adverse to a recess. li?arn's witnesses
were all ready to proceed four or five
"What is the need?" asked Thorp and
Maitland, neither of whom felt like riv
ing Lawler an inch of leeway. But
courtesy to the -t:iIT ollicer of the divis
ion commander prevailed.
It was barel) 11 o'clock when the
throng came pouring forth from the
court room, and Lawler hoped that,
rather than wait three hours, the mass
of people would depart. But his hopes
were vain. If anything, the number
ceemed augmented. The noon train
brought a couple of car loads from the
eastward towns. It also brought a ser
geant and firivate of infantry escorting
a dilapidated looking party in shabby
civilian dress whom old Kenyon, tho
adjutant, and a lile of the post guard
were at the station to meet. The stran
ger was bundled into an ambulance and
trotted up U. th ;:uard house, into
which lie sloncln d with hanging head
a:i i an of tr.'Tu-ral deiection: and
while the men were at their soldier din
ner Kenyon was I usily interviewing his
tough looking prist nc r, a squad of excited
newspaper men 11 eautime kicking their
heels outside and raging at the military
assumption which gave the post com
mander precedence over the press. The
word had gone out all over the crowded
garrison that the scaped prisoner Goss
was re-captured. :.nd the commanding
officer's orderly ha 1 ln-en rushed with a
note to the provost sergeant.
"You bet hell n..t get away," mut
tered this veteran t f Urodie's company,
as he glanced al ng the lively mess
room, where the b; bawls of lean soup
were l-ing emptied by rare soldier apje
tites. "You let he don't, unless he can
carry a cart lo;id ot lead in him."
Twenty minntcs after Coq. Greene,
of the guard, came to the doorway and
"Say, fellers, win do you thinks capt
ured and brought hack? Trooper Goss,
begad, the bosom friend of the patriotic
And Welsh dropjed his spoon and hit
eyes and turned a dirty yellow. He es
sayed presently to quit the table, Irattlw
old sergeant bent over him:
"Finish yer dinner, me buck. Dont
let eagerness to see yer friend spoil yei
aptietite. You can't see him. anyway,
till he has given his testimony tte.fore the
court; and they'll want yon, too, Welsh,
me jewel, and Tm charged not to lost
you d'ye mind tliat, Welsh? and 1
never lose anything but an occasional
slice of me temper. Ate yer dinner, like
the high spirited An erican ye are. now."
But Welsh's apjetit- was gone.
The conrt room w is crowded to suffo
cation that afternoon when, sharp at 2
o'clock. Col. Grace n.pped for order.
"I supjKwe yon are ready now. Col.
Lawler? Call in the first witness."
Lawler looked resigned. ev:-n mar
tyred. The court had come kick from
luncheon at the Lands' in high spirits.
The ladies again s;r close to Hearn's
table. Private Goss with untrimmed
beard and an air of general dilapidation,
was sworn by the julire advocate, gave
his mime. rank, regiwnr. etc., and re
sponded, in answer to L uvI-t's question,
that he did know the airnscl verv well.
"What do yon w-i it to as;
nessr said Lawler in a ton nine!
to say. What could y. a ask that would
be of any earthly account?
"State where a';:l how long you have
known Private Wl.-,h. C troop. Eleventh
cavalry." wore the words on the pen
ciled slip, and Lawler read thi'iu grudg
ingly. "I've known him si.t or eight years.
Knew him when ho enlisted in the
Twenty-third, where he went by the
name of Webster. S-.-ved with him at
Fort Wayne until he got a 'bobtail
discharge, and when I got mine I went
to his home in Ohio and hunted him up.
He owed me money, bnt he was no
good couldn't pay it. His jn-ople
wouldn't do anything more for him. He
was Mrs. Hlauvelfs nephew, bnt she bad
about got tired of trying to support him.
so we cauie away an f e disted again, in
the cavalry service this time, and then
he got things fixed to into Blauvelt's
troop for both of us."
"What was your reas m for deserting
here while awaiting trial?" was the next
1- t wit
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
anaw aa .
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There is no tonic for child
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IS CHEAPER than any other dressing
at any price, be it 5 cents, 10 cents, or
25 cents, you can convince yourself ly
wearing one shoe dressed u iih Acme
Blacking and the other shoe dressed
with whatever happens to be your
favorite dressing. While Acme Black
ing 7ci7 endure a month through snrto
cr rain, and can, if the shoe is soiled,
be washed clean, the other dressing w ill
not last a single day in wet weather.
Your shoes will look better, last
longer and be more comfortable if
dressed wfch Wolff's Acme Flacking.
WOLFF & RANDOLPH, Ph:ldlphl-
A. D. HUESING.
Reprefccis. trccn: otter ime-tr'.td ar.a well
kcown Fire lturacce Companies he following:
Royal Insurance Compar.y, of Enpland.
Winchester Kiro Ins. Company of N. Y.
Buffalo German Ins. Co.. Buffalo. N. T.
Rochester Grrman Ins. Co., Rochester, N. T.
CitUens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pnn Fire Office. London.
Vnion Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ins. Co.. New HiTen, Cou.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co.. Milwankee, Wit
German Fire Ina. Co of Peoria, III.
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
-ALL KINDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furclaMcc all kinds
of Store with Castings at 6 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will be doDe first -clan.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dlmick Block, No. 808 30th St.. Rock Island.
Sl" -aeii jjy-jfesKfe1 , -Jq!jrfi
Havinc purchased a complete line of Undertak
ing goods, with hearse and anpuartennces. and
having secured the services of Mr. Geo. B. Reed,
of Chicago, an expert funeral director and cm
balmer of 12 years experience, I am fully pre-
ared to guarantee satisfaction.
T Al OB COnXEI.S.
Davenport Steam Dye Works
Kroiti ft Corm-lH. proprietors, 312 Har
rison street, iJuvt-nport, Iowa.
Dyeing, Cleansing and
in the very bert and latest manner with
the aid of the beet machinery.
M leather beds and pillows renovated.
GRAND PALACE HOTEL.
81 to 103 Korth Clark Street, CHICAGO
Four Minutes from Conrt House.
Wmklt. 13.00 Tkaksikhto. 50c vr.
Restaurant by Champaitnon, late Chicago Club Chef
POFULAB PRICES. NEW HOtTSK.
Cut this out for further reference .
The Great French Bemedy for Suppressions
and Monthly Irregularities.
Ladies Use Le Due's Periodical Pill, of Faria,
France: iroaranlee'd " accomplish all that is
claimed for them. To be used monthly for trouble
peculiar to women, jrull direction with each
box. Wi Per box or three boxes for 15. American
Pill Co.. royalty proprietors, Spencer, Iowa. The
genuine pill obtained of Otto Kudert, Kl street,
Rock laland. Jap pa A Co., Davenport, and of all
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN'
Star Block, Opposite Hap.pkp. House.
has puretased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A large rand finer stock than ever. These roods will arrive la a few days. Wait and s.e-
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and "pnware.
UPTTIIVEIIPS, JSTAILS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Ileatinr Stoves and the Gcncseo Cocking 6tof
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
U.08 SECOND -YK.. HOOK ISLAND, ILL.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
gB ib, m
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The bet Men's ficeshoe in the c'ty for ihr -r e.
STABY, BERGEB & SNELL,
Sersnd and Harrison Sta Det.:or.
J". 3VI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAHXrTACTCRZB OF CXACXKRI ABD BISCUITI.
Ask your Grocer (or them. They axe beiL
y"8pecialt:aj The Cfcrlsty "OTSTXB" and the Christy "WA7Z&."
ROCK ILAXD. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONS.
aT" General Jobbing dona on short nolle and satisfaction faaracteed.
Office and Shop H12 Fourth AveonA. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
i ' j iyWii I. -. . - - - t. '-r-.
Omm nu BKxneua
Bend for circular.
T. H. ELLIS. Rock laland. HL.
Telepbon 1086 Cor. Poweenth ft. and 8 r coed A.
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
SKii:t;L S( 11AFEK, Proprietor.
1(101 Second A venae. Corurr ..f -Uteeub Sire - Ophite Harpw'. 1 Lev':.-.
The choicest Wines. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lar.cn Every Day .... Sandwiches Forai.hcd on M,r:
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
flee and 8hop Corner 8eTenientn t. . T3 I T 1 J
anl Sevnth A-du-. iVOCtC lSlanCJ-
A11 kirn's of carpenter work a s;erm:ty. Ptaisau'l eiiaa:e for all klixUo' t' 4'iv
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twentj-ttiird street and Fourth avenue.
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tbia boose baa Just been refitted throughout and is now la A No. 1 coadittoa. It is a Jr-t cii
1.00 per day house and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
ROOT AND SHOES
Gents Fine 8 noes a specialty . Repairing dona neatiy and prompUy.
A share of year patronae reapactfnUy solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rok lalacd. IU.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Bbap corner Twenty second street and 5icth avenue. Residence !RS
VTU prepared to aaaka etUaiaU and do aU kind of Carpenter work. Civa Ua a trial.