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Saturday, Mat 2, 1891.
Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Herald sees in Congressman
Springer, tbe coming man for speaker, if
Illinois democrats will but do their whole
duty in the premises. The? will do this,
the Springfield Register believes.and 6ys:
"Altogether then for the veteran Illinois
democratic congressman and tariff refor
mer for speaker. " The Herald says:-
Illinois democrats have a golden op
portunity. It is to win for an Illinoisan
the speakership of tbe house of represent
Utives, without question the second of
fice in the government in power and dig
nity. The state ofjllinois has never had
a speaker of the national house. Her
chances to get one now are good if her
delegates in congress will only stand
solidly and persistently in support of her
candidate. It is not too early to call the
attention of democrats throughout the
state to the chief features of the situation
and to worn them that efforts are being
made in behalf of outside candidates to
disrupt the Illinois delegation. Mr.
Springer is confessed by everyone to be
the best parliamentarian on the demo
cratic side of the next house. He has
Jong experience, great ability and a high
character. He is the only candidate
from the great northwest, toward which
the democratic party is looking for future
recruits and victories. He is the only
candidate from tbe north who stands any
chance to win the honor. A majority of
the democratic members of tbe next house
will, for the first time in a third of a cen
tury, bail from the northern states. He
is practically the only northern candidate
whose election the republicans, eager to
revive the sectional cry, are fearing. Oa
the surface it appears the speakership
will go to Crisp or Mills, but it is known
here that that the former has not his own
state delegation solidly at his back . He
s, besides, the candidate of that lingering
remnant of high tariff democracy which,
in days gone by. made so much trouble
in the party, and which will make trou
ble again if it ges the opportunity,
ilills, on the other hand, is
an avowed free trader, whose un
necessary frankness has made him a mark
for the enemy. Moreover, he is not suit
able in temperament or training to tbe
office of speaker and would be sure to in
TOlye his party ft trouble jf elec'od.
Springer is Crisp'; Superior as a parlia
.ffie&iaXian, besides being a good tariff re
former, and so much better adapted tbaa
Hills to the speakership office that there
is no comparison between them. In the
opinion of many disinterested obseivers
In Washington, Lllnols is in a position to
name the next speaker. The other can
didates appear to hav3 greater Btrength.
but in the end, it is believed, Springer
will be tbe choice of tbe party if bis state
only stands fquarcly and persistently by
him. It is an opportunity of a lifetime,
one in which every Illinois democrat
ought to feel a keen personal interest, an
opportunity not to be sacrificed at the
behest of any man, no matter how pure
his motives or how great his services.
t nlff .narh and II In Force.
Chief of Police Marsh, of Chicago,
formerly United States marshal for tbe
northern district of Illinois, has made an
excellent record as the head cf the Chica
go police force, fact which his numerous
friends throughout the state are glad to
know. The Chicago Globe has the fol
lowing to say regarding the excellency of
his force, and his ministration of the du
ties of that important office:
Chief of Police Marsh meiit3 every
word of commendation embodied in the
resolutionsjadopted by the council Mou
day night Mr. Marsh has been a thor
ough, capable and efficient officer. He
re habilitated the force and made it one
of the most effective in the United States.
The anti-administration papers criticizd
and reviled him, but he went on with
his work of arresting crime and bringin"
criminals to justice. Tbe true work of
the police department is never mad
public through the press. It is only the
story of a robbery, murder
or other crime that is . published
There is a big ado when a
store or house is plundered, but when a
thief is captured- and the stolen articles
restored to their owners tbe facts are not
made public. This is usually at the re
quest of the victim of the thieves, who
does not care to have his troubles adver
tised. In his address before the council Mon
day night Mayor Cregier called attention
to some facts regarding the number of
men on the force and tbe vast territory
they patroled. There are only 1,680 men
to patrol 181 square miles which tte city
covers. On a basis of 1.200,000 popula.
tion this allows an average of only 10
men to the square mile. In some of the
less densely settled localities there are
but two or three men to the mile. This
gives each man the guardianship of 715
Compared with New York these figures
are out of proportion. New York with
only about 40 square miles has 3.100 men
for patrol duty, or over 70 men to the
mile. It costs New York $3.60 per capita
per annum and Chicago $3.53.
From the same source we find that of
the $265,000 worth of property reported
to the police department as stolen or lost,
$231,000. or over 81 per cent of tbe entire
value was recovered by the force.
To Chief Marsh is due much of the
credit of the excellent showing made by
the force. With his knowledge of crime
and criminals he possesses the rare faculty
of knowing how to handle a large force of
men so as to get tbe best work from them.
He was affable and courteous to all and
no one will regret more his resignation
than the men who were associated with
him in police work.
The White Colonel.
E ALFRED BALCTL
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Courting in Central America.
Senor Dr. Manuel Cordoba, judge 1
the First district of the state of Cauct,
in New Grenada, prominent among the
men -who followed in the lead of Bolivai
and after years of suffering and heroic
endeavor finally threw off the yoke cf
Spain, gasped out his life blood" on tb:
bench before the earthen wall on thr
northern side of what is now the Plaz;i
of tbe Martyrs ia the city of Santa F
de Bogota. As one of the first of thos.
who were captured and shot dastard
fashion in the back by order of the
tyrant MoriUo be left ashia legacy, first
to his children and second to his coun
trymen, a devotion to liberty. His only
son Rafael was C months old at the time,
but there was small chance that tbe boj
should not learn the lesson of that death
so long as the Senora Cordoba lived.
As ardent a patriot as her husband
and worshiping his memory even as she
revered that of a saint, she taught
Rafael to fully realize his fathers sac
rifice, and to resolve that be, too, would
not be absent when duty to bis country
called the roll. Th.e boy was singularly
attractive. At school and afterward '
when at college in Paris he showed abil
ity of the highest order and accomplished
tasks with apparent ease over which the
slower intellect of bis bosom friend, Jose '
Jlaria Sanchez called Pepe ly Spanish !
custom labored in vain, I
The love of Danion for Pythias or of
pavjd for Jpathn, found itself in. tbe
feeling which C-xisteu between these
two. Sencr Don Rafael Sanchez bad
been the friend of the dead patriotj and
after tbe execution was the guardian of
his little namesake, as well as tbe trustee
who managed the estate of the widow.
That Rafael Cordoba and Jose Maria
Sanchez should play together as boys,
should together ride when the cattle
were branded, or sail on the same ship
to complete their education in France,
was natural enough, but that each
should love tbe other as his other self
depended on something more than this
companionship. Pepe was, like his
father, somewhat slow in thought and
action, cautious and careful
Life in Paris with all its joys being
over the two young men came back to
New Grenada, or Colombia, as it was
called by this time, to take their share
in the political life of the country. All
was turmoil. Jose Ignacio Marqaez had
been elected xresident two years before
1837 and the suppression of the con
vents in Pasto a month before the ar
rival of Rafael and Pepe was the signal
for the outbreak of "the revolution of
the governors." Small at first, it rapid
ly spread under the energetic leadership
of Siiinir until the whole country was
convulsed. As might be supposed from
his character, Rafael Cordoba was en
thusiastic over the war, and loudly de
clared his intention of casting in his lot
with bis father s old friends in the gov
ernment so soon as he sbonld have seen
his mother. He journeyed to the state
of Canca, found bis mother on her
hacienda, near the city of Cali, and
staid where he was!
The Senonta Elodia Sanchez, Don
Rafael's daughter and Pepe's sister, was
then 17 years old, of medium height and
exquisitely graceful, with a wealth of
hair and glorious black eyes, thaded un
der their long lashes, with just that
touch of color in her cheeks which makes
the pure brunette so very beautiful; with
hands and faet like those of a child, with
a trick of glancing up and revealing the
depth of her great eyes, and then de
murely veiling them from view: with a
voico like soft music was it any won
der that Rafael lost bis heart and began
to play tbe bear in front of Senor San
For lie it known that courtship in
Colombia consists chiefly of silent ad
miration, and while the girl sits in tbe
balcony the man stands below in tbe
street, gazing respectfully and ardently
at her. Between them there is always
from thirty to fifty feet of space, across
which they rarely care to talk, as the
"whispering of love" becomes, ridicu
lous under such circumstances. Who
would desire to make a tender declara
tion in the voice of a Stentor? This
method of showing passion is called
"playing the bear, " but why I do not
It must not be imagined that Rafael
could fall so desperately in love wiui
Elodia without telling Pepe all about it.
Tho somewhat grave Jo6e Maria found
himself forced to listen to rhapsodies
about his own sister until in truth he
began to tire of them. No doubt Elodia
was a good little thing and Pepe was
fond enough of her, but that Ehe was an
angel ho somewhat seriously doubted.
Then, too, as there was no eirthly rea
son why Rafael should not iiarry her,
a n ract, this marriage was tbe most
fit and proper marriage that Pepe could
imagine, he became somewhat impatient
with bis friend. He offered, as Rafael
had no male relations in that part of the
country, to act as his representative and
to demand in his name the consent of
Senor Sanchez. He could not understand
his friend's hesitation and timidity, and
found himself profoundly puzzled by
them. Rafael, as a rule, was not wont
to ai in this way. But when Pepe spoke
to his father that wise old man advised
him to let matters take their own course.
"I am told, my son," he remarked
quizzically, "that I enjoyed gazing at the
balcony on which thy mother sat, and I
conclude that folly is as sweet to Rafael
as it was to me. Of course no man in
the world would bo more acceptable to
me. But let them have their pleasure
while they may, and do not thou inter
fere. 'The young ass drinketh mirt,
which the old ass carethnot for.' To
thee, my 6on, will the time of the bear
come in due season, and I know not that
thou wilt be wiser than thy father." So
Pepe was perforce content.
The pretty comedy went on between
this man and this maid, and the tragedy
of the civil war deepened. Pepe was
anxious to join tbe government forces,
but without Rafael he never thought to
leave. His father, too, scarcely approved
of his going then. Senor Sanchez had
not seen his only son for four years, and
he may be pardoned for thinking that
others might bear the bnrden for a time
at least. So Rafael lived in that land of
enchantment, a lovers' paradise, where
the flowers take on more brilliant hues,
the very air intoxicates and every one is
so wonderfully pleasant, while Pepe
listened eagerly to the rumors of battles
and thought deeply over what should be
a man's duty. The two were more apart
than ever before in their lives. And
I cannot tell what Elodia was think
ing of, but 6he seemed to become more
beautiful every day, and amazed her
brother by her ingenuity in finding ser
vices to render him, as well as by her
eagerness to hear stories of the life in
Paris. Her father noticed this latter
peculiarity, smiling under his grim gray
mustache with visible satisfaction, and
when bo rode out to the hacienda of the
Senora Cordoba one afternoon to talk
over business matters he prolonged his
visit 6omewhat, and the conversation
ran to other things beside the affairs of
the estate. There was an unusual fond
ness in the kiss which the mother gave
her sjn that night when Rafael re
Duly attired in formal dress was Pepe
when, in accordance with Rafael's re
quest, he called on his father to demand
Elodia's liand for his friend. Ordinarily
this office should have been filled by tbe
oldest male relative of the suitor, but as
all Rafael's uncles and cousins were in
far off Bogota Jose Maria represented
them. In formal fashion did the friend
explain Rafael's position financially and
socially, and In equally formal fashion
did Rafael s guardian i5teji. Formal.
too, was the offering of cigars and wine
tjjthe ainbaasador. and mgJ JormaJ of
all was the manner in which the two
men stood during the interview. Senor
Sanchez the elder was pleased" to say to
Senor Sanchez the younger that he
would lay the subject matter of tbe re
quest before the Senora Sanche2, Lis
honored wife, and the Senorita Sanchea,
his no less honored daughter, and be was
also pleased to express his personal re
gard and respect for the Senor Don
Rafael Cordoba. He hastened to in
clude in this regard and respect Don
Rafael's representative, Senor Don Jose
Maria Sanchez. Then, I am told, Senor
Sanchez winked cautiously, whereat
his son frowned, for Pepe does not seem
to have had as strong a sense of humor
as that which helped to make his father
so wise and shrewd.
At any rate, the ambassador was able
to inform the anxious lover that the af
fair was "in progress," and then hurried
back to the house to take part in tbe
family council at which tho offer was
to be considered in due and ancient man
ner. Present were his mother, a hand
some old lady in whoso face the some
what stern features of the son were re
jected in softened fashion, his father
iind himself. It should not have taken
them two minutes to come to that con
clusion which was foregone, but the
f enora and her son debated as gravely
over Rafael as they would had he be?n
i n Antioqueno. Senor Sanchez himself
t.id not say much, but from the kindly
twinkle in his eye one would have sup
tosed he was much amused at some
thing CHAPTER L
Rafael having been declared eligible,
Sanor Sanchez sent for his daughter, and
amounced to her that the Senor Don
Bafael Cordoba bad honored their fam
ily by a wish to conclude an alliance
w ith herself.
"Thy mother and brother have decid
rl that we are safe in giving thee to Don
Rafael," he continued, "and it only re
trains for thee to say what thou wish
"Thy father's decision has been made,
E odia," put in the scandalised senora
hi-stily, "and thou wilt regard Don Ra
fael as thy future husband."
inclatner andtne motner Burned at
?ach other, and for a moment her hand
rested in his. The daughter with a
voice as sweet as the note of the loqui
cal's sunset song said, "In all things I
will be obedient to my father's will."
Duly was Rafael informed of the re-
Highest of all in leavening Power.
uit &nd his laver's fears set at rest.
Duly, too, dii Pepo make the appoint
ment for thai evening when the ac
cepted suitor was to be presented to
the family. The family were assem
bled in the sala, or drawing room, and
Pepe formally presented his friend to
Senor Sanchez, the senora and the senor
ita. Then Rafael sat at one end of the
long room talking to his guardian, whilo
Elodia took her place by her mother at
the other end. A peon girl, full of sup
pressed giggles and visible interest,
served cigars and fire to the gentlemen,
and later on wine.
It not being etiquette for Rafael to
stay very long during this first visit, and
the senora and her boh being conserva
tive folk, loving the old traditions, it
was not long before the lover found him
self in the street with Elodia on the low
balcony above him: but now ho stood
where he could touch her hand and the
whimpers could go to and fro in the per
fumed stillness of the night. The next
day Senora Cordoba called on Senora
Sanchez, and the day following the call
was returned. Then the engagement
was announced and Rafael was at lib
erty to call on Senor Sanchez every even
ing, and suione in the sala while Elodia
sat demurely by her mother's side and
listened as she worked on her embroid
ery. 1 fancy that the later half hour.
when the benevolent balcony played its
part, was the sweeter to both.
The news of the war came thick and
fast, and with it rumors of government
disaster. Pepe could no longer be re
strained, and although Rafael was in a
heaven of two tho calls oj patriotism be
gan to be heard. There was no opposi
tion from his mother: she looked for the
glory of the father's name for her be
loved son. Senor Sanchez was satisfied
the boys, as he called them, should tro.
and although Elodia wept when she was
alone, she said no word to discourage
the man of her choice. The heroic
echoes of the war of independence were
yet sounding loudly in the hearts of all,
and she was jealons of Rafael's name.
It should never be said, she thought,
that he alone staid at home. So the
animals were saddled, the saddlebags
packed, and accompanied by their peon
servants and a fair contingent of volun
teers the young men started.
In one thing Senor Sanchez had his
way, and his wife being deprived of the
accustomed support of her son had to
yield. Rafael saw his betrothed alone
for nearly three hours the day before he
left. What took place between them I
do not know, and if I did I shonld think
it too sacred to reieat here. When Ra
fael left the house, he probably knew as
he never knew before tbe depth of a
woman's love, while Elodia went to her
room and kneeling prayed until far into
the night. Prayed for him who loved
her, prayed that he might win honor and
do his duty, prayed that the blessed
saints would care for him and protect
him, prayed that whatever might come
to her, to him might be given every
good thins. Who shall sound the agony
of jnch a prayer?
It was la Scr4einber. 1S40. that the two
J-oung men.Teache3 Bogota. The name '
or .Manuel Cordoba was one to conjure
with when beard by Gen. Herran or
Senor Mosquera, the minister of war.
and these, who had known and loved
and honored the father, welcomed Rafael
warmly. Pepe, too, produced a nwt
favorable impression, and captains' com
missions were found for both within
twenty-four hours. With the deepest
emotion Rafael visited the spot where
his father had been murdered in the
first days of the "war of extermination,"
and to bis excited imagination the
ground on which bad stood Morillo's
awful bench El Banqnillo smelled of
blood as be stooped and kissed it. There
his father had died for liberty, and he,
too, was there to give his life if need be
for bis country.
The work with their companies and,
in fact, with themselves, left Rafael and
Pepe but little time for anything but the
preparations J&r the battle which was
expected soon, while the, military talk
and the excitement of the camp had a
strange effect on Rafael. Always nerv
ous and enthusiastic, he seemed like a
crazy man at times, and Pepe, accus
tomed as he was to his moods, looked at
him sometimes in amazement. His one
desire was to fight, and of this he talked
nearly all the time.
At last the day came and with it the
battle of Puente Grande, which practi
cally ended the "revolution of the gov
ernors." Under Herran the government
trooTra marched out of Bogota to the
bridge, and there after a hard fight de
feated the enemy. This was on the 28th
of October, 1840.
At his own request, preferred to Gen.
Herran, Rrfael had been promised a
chance to lead at least one charge if
any should be made. A company of the
enemy had taken up position behind a
low wall, to tbe left as you go westward
from the bridge, and from this cover
were annoying the government troops
with a galling fire. Gen. Herran decided
that at all cost they must be dislodged.
In their position they could not be
flanked, and there was but one thing to
do charge on them over the walL Mind
ful of his promise, the general sent an
aid, and ordered Capt. Cordoba to un
dertake the work, supported by Capt
Sanchez. When the order was given to
the two young men Rafael flushed with
excitement, and wringing Pepe's hand
ordered his men out in front, while his
less nervous friend took up a supporting
position in the rear. Waving his sword
Rafael sprang forward.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
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