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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. aPkiL G 1891.
Pabilshed Daily and Weekly at IBM Second Ate
noe. Rock Island, 111.
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Is Rock Island county.
Mokdat, April 6, 1891 1
For City Clerk
For City Attorney..
For City Treasurer.
Second Ward.. ......
beyrnth Ward ,
GEORGE W. HENRY
, J. M. BL'FORD
FRED APPE LQUIS't'
ED BUKRILti, JR
DANIEL t ORKEN
ALBERT HL ES1NU
Valiek.tds Kra.rted to by the Mara.
In Paper to Conreil It.
The Union is kicking up & terrible ado
because The Akgtjs has dared to expose
some of the most flagrant ebon-cominga
of McConochie's ministration of city
affairs, and in order to detract attention
from the neglected condition of the
streets, it pats Mr. OMweiler on the back
and cnil:) him a jewel. Yet, in the same
breath, it accuses him of having promised
the appointment of street commissioner
to Stephen O'Connor. While the Union
ia correct in its opinion of Mr. Ohlweiler
aa a man, its attack upon him in the
same breath, is most outrageous. Its
tactics are very similar to those employed
by the cut-throat who flv.teri a min to
his face while he attempts to drive a
atilletto into his back. The asscr
tion that Mr. O'Connor is to be
street commissioner should Mr. Obl
weiler be elected . is maliciously
false, la the first place Mr. O'Connor is
a republican, has always been o:e and
under no circumstances would Mr. Ohl
weiler be obligated to appoint him. In
the second place Mr. Ohlwei'er has made
no pledges nor promises of any bind.
Two years ago, it will be rercembered,
Mr. McConcchie had all his appoint
ments promised long before he was
elected. In fact when he was
elected he had not enough efficts
to go around. It is well known that
be has employed the sam? methods in tte
present campaign, and he mads befoie
the public as one completely boutd
and gagged. In fact he has not
only pledged appointments to ail
who have gone to him, but has prom
ised the same office to several appli
cants in many instances. This is not
true, however, as to tte street superin
tendent, Mr. Harris, the present incum
bent, having a lien on the office as the
mayor's pet, and no matter what else
shall happen, Mr. Harris will receive this
appointment, if the mayor gets a chance
to give it to him. This is one reason why
the Union is accusing Mr. Oblweiler of
having made promises already, for even
the Union is ashamed of Mr. Harris' rec
ord. Why Does Don't Venerate Masters.
Hot only is our modern dog learning to
regard himself as a lackey or a lappet, he
is.rapidly finding out that others besides
tin-owner are ready to prize him just as
highly. In. our big towns he is daily
brought into contact with the once sus
pected stranger, who, on closer examina
tion, turns out to be very much like his
master, wearing the same kind of a coat
and hat, and, what is of greater conse
quence, manifesting toward him very
much the name friendly sentiments.
.Would it not be unreasonable under these
circumstances to expect the animal to con
serve his ancient monotheism and worship
his master as supreme and unique?
Let us not forget that we have made our
domesticated quudrapeds intelligent, and
that by introducing them into corfditions
f modern life we are, directly putting
them into the way of seeing through their
primitive illusion. The sagacious quadru
ped that in his daily rounds with master
ormistress has ample opportunity of ob
serving the general diffusion of good mnn
'ners among men cannot be expected to go
or venerating his master in the old naive
manner. Cornhill Magazine.
Oni Kind of Gond People.
You and I are acquainted with many ex
cellent persons of the national church es
tablishment who comport themselves as if
they could hardly speak two words with a
beggar or a being in rags wit hout defile
ment. They believe fully in externals. It
Is so precious to )e able to look every one
in the face without w-inking; to be in the
family pew punctually at 10:30 every Su i
day morning without missing once in the
year, and to be pervaded with a sense of
uprightness that nothing in the world can
diminish. And yet how odious such good
persons are! Thanks to their belief that
Virtue and vire are never in ono soul:
A man is wholly wl. or wholly is a fool,
they are among the worst of companions,
and are by no means the best kind of
Christians. It is not to such an t bey that
the man or woman in distress isimpeiled to
apply. All the Year Hound.
An Odd Provision.
Wilson Noble, the member of parliament
for Hastings, England, and the son-in-law
of R. II. Dana, .f r of Boston, the author
of "Two Years Before the Mast," was left
an allowance of $30,000 a year by his father,
John Noble, the varnish manufacturer.
By an eccentric provision of the will this
income is to be reduced $10,000 if the son
ever fails of election to parliament. Harp
An Object Laon In Science.
First Traveler Are you a married man,
Second Traveler No, I'm an instance of
the survival of the fittest. Kate Field's
AN AM PORTIA.
, By CHAELE3 KESG, tJ. 8.
Author o "The ColoneVs D ivrjhtcr," "Thi
Deserter," "From the Ilmka," "Dun
raven Ranch," "Two Soldiers."
(Copyriftfit. J390, by J. B. Lipr ilncott Company,
PhCadelnhia. and published b f special arrange
nuBt with tL:tn. '
Uad him hauled off by tico stal uart in
fant rymci .
The court had finished its labors and
gone. The correspondents had gone,
but presumably only to renewed labors.
The various journals throughout the
northwest that had so confidently pre
dicted the summary dismissal of the
offending lieutenant wen - now in a some
what difficult position. They had started
in to prove the officer a lilackguard and
the private a martyr; the result was ex
actly the opposite, and the problem was
now how to get out of the pickle. To the
average man, soldier or civilian, the con
sciousness of having pul licly wronged a
fellow being would have proved a source
of distress so deep that n nliing short of
retraction as public and apology as far
reaching as the affront would satisfy
the offender. Dut, in its Jovelike at
titude ns censor of the raorals and man
ners of the people, the press has no such
qualms of conscience.
As one eminent jourt alist expressed
it, "Of course we are so-ry we are mis
led somewhat, but we can't take back
what has been said; that injures the pa
per." And of course as between injur
ing the iaper and injuring the man it
istheinrm who must sifter. Another
gifted editor, in whose yes no benefit
was quite to be compare 1 with free ad
vertising, expressed him' elf as consider
ing that "That young fellow really
ought to feel very much blhjed to us;
nine-tenths of the peon e might never
have heard of him at all if it hadn't been,
for this." And he spoke in all serious
ness. Of course the corres ion dents them
selves had long since set n the inevitable
results, and had duly prepared their re
spective pajiers for the crash. Some of
these journals promptly dropped the
matter at once and for all as no longer
worthy of attention; ot lers transferred
their assaults from the srray of lieuten
ants to the array of courts martial.
Others still, too deeply committed to
extricate themselves, t irew open their
columns to any damaging stofv aCccting
the army which their correspondents
could fabricate: and the se papers which
made any reference to t ie facts elicited
lK'fore the court did so in the smallest
type, but head lined ths item in sarc.istic
or explosive big capitals.
The Palladium, or ra:her it3 editorial
head, when explaining matters to a knot
of men at the club, qui -tly justified the
course of his paper by saying: "We did
not send Mr. Abrams 1 here at all. He
had gone to Central City on some per
sonal business of his o vn, tr look into
some property, and whiie there- this Mr.
Schonberg, a wealthy, prominent, and.
ns we snposod. repntabl business man,
told him about the offensive manners of
tho ofHc-frs to the peopl and offered to
prove that they would be insulted and
ostracised if they ventured to visit the
garrison: and Abrams got warmed up
and telegraphed to the managing editor
that ho was -on to a go. l thing,' and so
we wired him to go ahead." But a
junior member of tlr-) editorial staff
frankly admitted that he, in common
with other journalists, had for sixteen
years been laying" for a chance, as he
expressed it. to get ia v good whack at
the young West Pointe and here they
thought they had it.
Meantime the record had gone to de
partment headquarters for the action of
the general commanding, and Lawler
went with it to fight thi case to the last.
There was not a soul at Ryan that did
not know that, though the lips of the
court were sealed.-tho imding had been
"not guilty" on every ossible specifica
tion. All Lawler conh I hope to do now
was to persuade the general to pick the
proceedings to pieces and rasp the court
ia his review of the case; but even this
proved f ntilo. The ge neral, it seemed,
would do nothing of the kind: it was
even hinted that he r: sped Lawler for
the very one sided in ve stigation that he
made at the outset.
For two days follow ing the tidjonrtj
menfof the conrt Fort Ryan was fairly
in a .'V:--: . r. jrrg. tcrrifiad by
the- ji-c;-:! o: :ji j iorr zorilo into tho be
lief thai was to I) prosecuted for
perjury, hud t.lid nwa;r on a night train
"gone t.) pnrchasc gt-bds in St. Louis,"
said lib ir.ihappy spoaso. Welsh, the
martyr, had clayed t desert the bame
night, aail. nr. a cat ph .ys with a mouse,
old Kenyoa had let lii a go until the in
tent was ma le plain by liis boarding the
eastward bound train in civilian dress,
and then had had hira hauled off by two
stalwart infantrymen ind, incidentally,
by the nape of his net k, and once more
Welsh was remandetj to his familiar
haunt tho guard hou at Eyan. This
time a still inore seiloua charge was
banging over his headthat of assault
ing a non-commisaionod officer in dls
cbargo of his duty, for Corp. Brent had
recognized hia 03 hi3 assailant the in
stant ho heard Li3 voice. So had another
witness. It was Georgia Marshall who
turned to Ilonyca tho moment Welsh
had finished hi3 testimony and said, "I
have heard that man epL-ak before," and
who unhesitatingly cbolarol after Goss
appeared that tliougli by sight she could
identify reitiier iaan, by voice ehe knew
that tho 023 who had assaulted the
corporal of lh-3 guard that night was
not Gos?, but Welsh. Thea Welsh him
self brclio down. :
Such was the fooling ngaiust him
araong tho mea, such, were tho threats
whica ho could not but hear as he lay
ia l:b barred ci'.i. that ho begged to be
allowed to seo tut) commanding officer.
Etc was in fear fo his life poor devil!
and indeed nothing bat the discipline so
derided of the newspapers saved him
from the tarring and feathering and rid
ing on a rail that the soldiers were wild
to give him. Ia piteous accents he im
plored Kenyoa to have him sent away,
even to prison at Leavenworth. He
would plead guilty to desertion, guilty
to theft, guilty to assault, guilty to any
thing, if tho major would oiily get him
away from the terrible scowls and curses
of his erstwhile companions. Only if
the laajor would but believe him, he
really had never struck tho corporal at
all; he Lad hurled the pepper in hia eyes
and run. Brent, blinded and raging,
had rur.he.l in pnrsr.it, and had struck
his Lead against tha sharp edge of the
Uriels pillar at tho south end of the troop
barracks. Very possibly this was true:
for tho gash was deep and jagged.
An 1 Brent was convalescing rapidly,
but between the l.idic-3 of tho L.me, Bro
die. Cross and Graves households stood
in danger of being killed with kindness.
There was just the least little cpark of
jealousy among the women of the in
fantry because it va3 to a comparative
6trauger that ho should have revealed
his identity, and by her bo brought to
the front at so supreme a moment. But
it was Miss Marshall who had been
greatly interested ia hb casa from the
very night of hid mishap, and sho and
Mrs. Lano had been most land and as
Biunous ia their nttc-utions to him dur
ing his day of Fufit ring.
When he heard of tho charges against
Lieut. Ilearn. and of th? outrageous fal
sification of tho -w, S.honberg, his de
termination to co:u eal hb name was at
last overcome, and to Marshall and
to Dr. Ingersoll he told his story. His
father's Kndda imd lamentable death at
the hands of tho Apaches had left liim
no alternative but to make over to his
sister every cent that had leen hoarded
up and set aside for his education ev
ery cent that waa his by the old soldier's
will and then, leaving with her the lit
tle box that contained the captain's pa
pers and letters, and quitting college he
went to New York and enlisted, choos
ing the infantry service rather than the
cavalry, liecause hi3 father's old friends
and r.ssociateswere mainly in the latter,
an 1 though he had seen none of them
since lib boyhood days, he thought rec
ognition not impossible, and ho deter
mined to inako his own way and owe
nothing to j;ny man.
'I'm gl.-.d ho camo to us," said old
Kenyoa. "Td do pretty much anything
to f-.ee Lira in auy other profession, but
as ho b bound to bo a Boldicr Til do all
I can to place 'candidate' alongside his
name on our muster roll, end then it
would be just my luck to find him com
missioned ia the cavalry."
But if thcro wa3 c-xcitoraent at Ryan,
jr.;;t fancy tho feelings of the officers
and men in tho Eleventh, now COO miles
away ia the Indian Territory, when the
letters came detailing the events of the
last day of that court martial Sehon
berg's exposure, Brent's unveiling.
Welsh's disgrace, Hrorn'3 undoubted
rcquittal, Lawler put to contuo-on and
Cight, and Georgia Marshall the heroine
i the whole thing!
" 'A Daniel come to judgment: ay, a
DaHiel.'" quoth Martin, sis Lane read
aloud Mabel's c-nthusv.&tic description of
what she termed the "trial ceono." "The
whole regiment fiends heartfelt congrat
ulations to Ilearn a d love to Portia,"
wa? tho tvlegrr.ra ti.:t camo flashing
bade to Mr:--. La::c. Morrl i lost no time,
in dictating a diplomatic message to his
absent siibaltcra, expressive oi Lis desire
to w. lfumo him Lack to duty after so
comv-lcio a vindication. Eat Morris felt
very i 11 at enre and was r.ot surprised
that r.o i;:iiv.-cr was vouchsafed, lie re
tired to tn. Vat, and was not seen for
tomo Lours afti'v learning of Brent's
Meantime, just when one would snp
peso that r.H waa ple.va Bailing, balmy
breezes, pot Lissed wavelets, etc., just
when nothing should have stood in the
way of Mr. Ileum's rejoicing with all his
heart, and just when tho course of his
true love cnght to have been smooth and
oweet, tho very imxof perversity seemed
to Lave suddenly developed ia Georgia
Marshall's breast, and she who Lad done
so much to clear his name of ''the clouds
that lowered over"' it, and had for twe
weeks been tho young soldier's-most val
ued friend and ally, now most unaceonat
nbly held aloof and fairly shunned his so
ciety. Sho met Lira only in a crowd. She
simply would not meet Lira alone. Ou ono
pretest or another she avoided him, and
poor Heam, wounded, utterly unable to
account for this sudden change, utterly
incapable of fathoming a woman's whim,
wrs now plunged in the depths of a dis
tress exceeding that from which he had
just emerged. Shi had rescued him
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
from the toils only to plango him into
It was tho fourth day after tho ad
journment of the court when Maj. Ken
yon came to Mr. Hearn's rooms with a
telegram just received from division
headquarters, and found that young gen
tleman dejectedly reading a long letter
in the handwriting of Judge Ilearn, his
father. Ken yon had grown to know it
welL "Kcleased from arre3t, lad! That
means you can go and join the regiment
as soon as yon like. What does the
judge taj now?"
"Iteau that rage," was the answer, as
Hearn placed tho letter in the major'e
hand. And with knitted brows Kenyon
read as follows:
"And now cgain ! urge upon you. my
son, the step X ro earnestly counseled in
my last. Mai. Eenyoa'o telegram just
received caya that ycr.r r.cquittal is as
sured and that your vindication is tri
umphant. This I felt would be the case.
But what reparation have you for the
wrongs and insults Leaped upon you by
the northern press? What proportion of
the peplo who have had yoa portrayed
to them as n 1 jw bully, a drunken brute,
and a swindler will ever know the con
trary? What paper that his vilified you
will have tho decency or the courage,
now that it knows the truth, to make
the faintest amends? Not one.
"Tho time lias como for you now to
quit at once and fcr all a profession
which tho peoplo of the north so little
appreciate and bo persistently decry. I
am Jiging fast, and Khali ba glad to have
your btrong arm to lean upon. A year
or two in my ofilco will fit yon for the
bar. Meantime you can have nearly
double the income that tho go eminent
pays you. nnd when I am gone all I have,
practically, will be yours. Come back
to us, my boy; como to the mother, the
father, and the people who love you:
come home to lis who know i:nd need
you; you aro not wanted where you are."
For eome time Maj. Kenyon stood in
silence. At last, seeing that he was ex
pected to express, his opinion, ho slowly
"I feared that that first letter would
come, and I might, have known that this
would follow. When will yoa answer?"
"Not just yet. I must think it over.
Not not until after tonight, anyway."
That evening Mrs. Morns insisted
upon everybody':! coming to her house
"to celebrate." The news that Hearn
had been released by telegraphic orderi
was all over the post in half an hour, and
that he would start to rejoin tho regi
ment in the field was of course a fore
gone conclusion. Only, said that all im
portant personage referred to generally
as "everybody" only he will probably
want to delay a little while on Miss Mar
shall's account, for if they aro not al
ready engaged it is solely her fault. Any
one can see he is utterly in love with her.
Once in a while "everybody" makes a
mistake. This time "everybody" was
practically right. No one more thor
oughly than Hearn himself knew how
utterly he waa in love with Georgia
Marshall, and nobody but Kenyon knew
that, yielding to tho plea in his father's
letter, Hearn might not return to the
regiment at all.
It was a joyou3 gathering at tho Mor
rises', and yet there Lad been a singular
conversion at tho Lanes' before Mabel
could induce her friend to go at all.
"Mr. Hearn will certainly como and
ask to be yonr escort," caid Mabel the
moment Mrs. Morris was gone. "How
can you say no?"
"He will ask yoa. Mabel, as I shall
not bo visible, and you must accept. If
you will walk over there and back with
Mr. Hearn, I will go; otherwise I shall
have a splitting headache and beconfined
to my room."
"How utterly absurd, Portia! Every
body errv.eto him to eseort you. No other
man in thi i post wi'.l ask yon po long as
he is here. It b .1 foregone conclusion
that Mr. IIenr:i will."
"That is way I want you to go with
him. If IfMit will bo with Maj. Ken
yon." And thea Miss Marshall took the
flushed, iK-rpIesed. but lovely face of her
hostess between her slender hands and
kbsedit. "Mabel. I rnnat not go with
Mr. IIer.:-n. Some day I'll tell yon why."
And thea aho ran to her room.
"Tell mo. indeed! I know too well,"
was the :.!mo:-.fc tearful enswer. "You
are prouder, far prouder. Ihan I ever
And fo, though i l: j gained her point
for tho time being, though Ilearn had to
offer his service:! to Mrs?. Lano when lie
called and ccnld r.et l e Mis Marshall,
though MalK-1 went on that moody
young p. 'ni leman'.- ana and Miss Mar
shall followed with her stanch friend
the major Ilearn reging with jealous
pain the while tho lime came when she
found her precaution of no avail. Mr.
Hearn was tc much in earnest, too
deeply in love, t o be longer held at bay.
"Mrs. Lane," he stiimmered at last,
as they --vere walking home Life at night,
"I must speak to Miss Marshall. Sure
ly you know why. Have I not your
good wbhe:? Will yon not help me?"
How could Mai !cl Lane refuse? Once
the gate was reached she bade both men
come in. ihcngii Mi S3 Marshall would
major: and then
slipping rroiu the parlor along the hall
way to the dining room sho left Miss
Marshall to entertain her guests, while
with nervous hands sho set forth wine,
and thea presently called Kenyon. as
though t;i her aid. He came instantly,
mid Miss Marshall would have followed,
but Hearn was too quick and sprang be
fore her to the doorway. For three
four minutes, nervously, incoherently,
Mrs. Lane strove to keep up a laughing
chat with the bulky major; but he, too
IT. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMEK
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Haepek House.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer stock than evr. These goods will arrive in a few day?. Wait an J see thea.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Gcneseo Cooking StoveB
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tie best Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BERGEE & SNELL,
Second and Harrison Sts.
0". JUL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAJTOTACTTJKKE 07 CBACKERS ASS BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
y Specialties The Christy "OTBTKB and the Christy "WAFER."
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SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
AIL KINDS OF 0AKPKNTKB WORK DONE,
CVOcnertI Jobbing done on short notice end satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
CXXATEB THAK SBTROUfl.
Bend for circular.
J. T. 33IXOJST, '
MERCHANT TAILOR, f
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens. f
1706 Second Avenue, j
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Comer of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Thcavo.
ins cnoicesi wines, Liquors,
Free Lunch Kvery Day . . .
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh. Avenue,
fkU Waft ot carpenter work a security.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third etrcet and Fourth avenue.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thi. house has Juatbera refitted I throughout and is now in A No. 1 condition. It is a Srst-c'J
100 Per house and a desirable family hotei.
Manaf acrnrer of all kinds of
Gents' Fine Shoes aspeclaitT. Hniri,.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Roek Island. !
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop cornet Twenty-second street and Ninth avenue. Residence 2955
tyis prepared to niate estimates and do all kinds of Carpenter work. GiTe him a trial.
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beer and Uigars always on hash-
. Sandwiches FurnUhed on Short So -
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