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THJfi AltttUS. MONDAY, MAY 11, 1801.
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Mosdat, Mat 11, 1881.
The alleged "third party convention'
at Cincinnati promises to be composed of
socialists, anarchists and republican pol
iticians who trj to conceal themselves
behind the Fanners' alliance in proper
shame at their own indecency.
There are glorious opportunities at
Springfield for grand democratic work of
reform. The democrats should see that
those opportunities are not thrown away
or allowed to slip away by default. They
hare done much already but there re
mains much more to do.
Boss Wells is aping the little man of
the White house. He wears a big hat.
Can it be that the boss is entertaining ex
alted ambitions looking toward Wash
ington? When the present incumbent
of the executive office of the nation is
considered, it does not seem so unreason
able though, that he should.
Tonight the mayor will again have an
opportunity to demonstrate how far on
one hand he considers himself bound by
the influence of an organization which
fosters prejudice and ignores allele, as
weighed with the will of the people which
demands that competency and faithfuls
neas be recognized in the promotion of
the taxpayers' interests. What will the
mayor do under the circumstances?
The coke bosses of Pennsylvania
Carnegie &, Co., the multi-millionaires,
are importing from seven to ten car
loads a day, says the associated press and
other dispatches, of Italians to do the
work of other foreigners before imcorted.
and which are now evicted and turned on
the honest people of our tax ridden
country as tramps. This is protection to
the American laborer, as begot by the
war tariff and McKinley's addition.
Look our for red stockings. It has
been remarked in Paris that the wearing
by children of red stockings coincides
with postutal eruptions on their legs and
feet. The boaid of health employed a
chemical expert to ascertain whether the
dyes coloring the stockings contain pois
onous matter, and his report says that all
the many specimens submitted to him de
rived their red color from analine and
containing a large proportion of anti
monic oxide. As childien perspire freely
this matter enters into solution and is
thus takeu into the pores. In this '
try red stockings are tabooed ix so
ciety for another very go-- Reason.
The New Yn-.Vn says that the pres
ent admir tia "has been free from
scanV'" Perhaps. But if the confer
p.yu. of the postmaster-generalship upon
a man for no other reason than that he
personally contributed $50,000 to the re
publican campaign fund and induced
others to contribute an additional $35 V
000, is not a scandal, what term would
properly describe the act? And if the
administration has been free from scan
dal, it would be interesting to know why
Tanner was compelled to resign, and
why his successor has been charged by a
minority of a house investigating com
mittee with the offense of employing the
influence of his office to further bis priv
Madrid advices say that under the
reciprocity treaty just negotiated with
Spain, American coal, petroleum and
machinery will be admitted free of duty
into Cuba and and Porto Rico. How
thankful the American farmer should be
that he is to have a free market in the
Spanish West Indies for his coal, petro
leum and machinery! We suppose Ihe
Indiana farmers will largely increase th ir
acreage of coal next year, and that the
Kansas farmers will put more land iDto
machinery. Of course these well known
agricultural products will have a "boom"
after the Spanish treaty goes into force,
and so will petroleum, which is raised
almost exclusively by a lot of stalwir
farmers who are associated together in an
agricultural organization known as the
Standard Oil company. A great thing
for the American farmer is BUiae-EUrri-son
The Washington Post goes deliberately
and elaborately to work to show why it is
that a girl can't throw a stone. It says:
The difference between a girl's throwing
and a boy's is substantially this: The
boy crooks bis elbow and reaches back
with the upper part of his arm about at
right angles with his body and the fore
arm at 43 degrees. The direct act of
throwing is accomplished by bringing the
arm back with a sort of snap, working
every joint from shoulder to waist. The
girl throws with her whole arm rigH, the
boy with bis whole arm relaxed. Why
this marked and unmistakable difference
exists may be explained by the fact that
the clavicle or collar bone in the female
anatomy is some inches longer and set
some degrees lower down than in the mas
cullne frame. The long, crooked, awk
ward bone interferes with the full and
free use of the arm. This is the reason
Why a girl cannot throw a stone.
A MINIMISE CLOCK.
By JU0. GILMER SPEED.
lie could net and would not be a candi
date. The next morning after these exciting
incidents my grandf attier started for Al
bany, and did not get back for a week.
When he returned he found that John
Carlisle had pone away, leaving a letter
reiterating his denial of any knowledge
of the bag of money and recording a
promise to keep Col. Curtis informed of
his whereabouts. lie also said that he
would return whenever he shonld be
needed. Year by year went by, aud the
disappearance of the two thousand dol
lars would have been forgotten but that
John Carlisle regular reported by let
ter on the first day of every January.
He could never forget the shadow
which in his youth fell across
bis path, nor was he willing to
break his parole. When he left my
grandfather's John Carlisle went to Al
bany and then to New York. He studied
law and taught school, but the once ge
nial young Scotchman was no longer ge
nial. There was a sadness ( about him
which however hard ho tried to con
ceal was always apparent. He made
friends, but he was never intimate with
any one. This suspicion upon his integ
rity had changed him in many ways,
but he never seemed to give up the hope
that the money would be found, or its
mysterious disappearance explained be
fore the - death of his old employer.
Years and years passed by, and John
Carlisle steadily rose in the regard of
those with whom he came in contact.
He had ability beyond that of the ordi
nary lawyer, and managed his own af
fairs with such skill and tact that as
time went by he grew rich, and enjoyed
the esteem of financial as well as legal
circles. Before he left Scotland Carlisle
had a sweetheart there, and it had been
his constant hope during his first few
years in America that he would able
to go back to his native heath -nd marry
the lassie to whom as r he had
rdedired his heart. When his trouble
was fresh "--
ue felt that he must
t , jiid tell her about it, but he could
'not bring himself to do this. This was
his sorest trouble to be unable to speak
plainly to her from whom he shonld
have had no secrets. But he never men
tioned any mystery until he was able to
say to her that he would go back to Scot
land and marry her if she 6till wished it.
He appeared said Dr. Curtis to have
more difficulty in telling Mary Gra
ham nbout his misadventure than
about doing any other act in his life, and
at last he sent this letter to my grand
mother. And Dr. Curtis, having sent his son
to the house for a portfolio, produced
this letter, which was most faded and
bore n)on its back this indorsement in
old Mrs. Curtis' handwriting: "John
Carlisle to me. Answered at once. Also
a letter sent to Mary Graham, Aberdeen,
This is the letter:
Madam When I came to America I was en
gaged to be married to Miss Mary Graham,
terrace, Aberdeen, Scotland. The time has now
arrived when I should go home to keep this en
gagement. I have never said anything to the
young lady of the trouble I had while in your
husband's employ. I have been unable to say
anything to her atiotft it. I have tried a thousand
times, but I have always been unable.
My object in addressing you is to ask you to
write to her and tell her what happened when I
was a resident of your house. I wish her to hear
toe whole truth, or what there is of truth that is
known, from some one else than me. I remember
your kindness with the deepest gratitude, and if
you care to add to the debt I owe you. you can
write to Miss Graham. I shall not go to Scotland
till she has heard from you.
I have the honor to be, madam, your obedient
servant, Joh.h Carlisle.
I have never seen what letter mv
grandmother wrote to Mary Graham-
continued the doctor but it must have
been satisfactory, for the next spring
Jonn L-arnsle returned to .New York and
resumed his work, and he now had as a
helpmate a bright cheeked young Scotch
woman who had been Mary Orahaw, of
This act of my grandmother did not
appear to relieve him of his responsibil
ity, for year by year he continued to re
port to the colonel. He was peculiarly
fitted for public life and had often been
offered the nomination of his party for
congress; but be had always declined.
He did not know what might be said of
him. At one time in a crisis in the af
fairs of his party his friends got to
gether and concluded they could elect
him to the United States senate. When
he heard of the movement he invited
these friends to his house and told them
in the plainest terms that he could not
and would not be a candidate or permit
them to urge the matter further. This
was a great blow to him for he had pub
lic spirit and he felt that he could do
good service in that exalted sphere. But
the shadow which had fallen across his
young life would not permit him to
take any pnblio employment until it
had been lifted.
When said Dr. Curtis, continuing his
tale he had become a man of wealth, he
said in one of his annual reports to my
grandfather that he could easily replace
the money which had bo mysteriously
disappeared, but that he would not do
so as he had not taken it, and he had
been the chief sufferer by the occurrence
anyhow. Fifty years passed in this way.
Col. Curtis and Mr. Carlisle never met,
but after each letter from the lawyer
the colonel begged in reply that he would
say nothing more about it. During this
time both of the men had grown to be
old, and each had grandchildren, who
had become men and women. I had
been away from the old place a long
time, and from the time when I went off
to college till I got married ten years
after I had only paid two or three very
short visits to the sturdy old couple,
who still lived in the home of their youth,
and marveled that their children and
grandchildren could find content in the
great and busy cities of New York and
Philadelphia. When I became engaged
to be married I promised to spend my
honeymoon with the old couple, and
there I took my young wife, who is a
daughter, you know, of Gen. Harford,
of the army.
My grandfather, who was then 86
years old, fell completely in love with
my wife, and made a great to do over
her. His favorite seat was in the old
counting room, which was no longer
used as such, as the old gentleman had
long since given up active business. The
old clock ticked away in the same cor
ner, and the iron bound oak 6trong box
was in its accustomed place and was
till used to hold valuable paiers, but
the money was now kept in the bank in
the little city which. had grown up a few
miles away. We were married a few
days after Christmas, and my wife's first
visit to the old counting room was on
New Year's day of 1880. There she
found my grandfather just as his
morning's mail and newspapers had
reached him. He put them aside at once
to receive her and place for her a com
fortable seat before the huge blazing
logs which burned and cracked in the
food old fireplace.
The quaint and old fashioned furniture
1 leased her mightily, and my grand
father was delighted that she should be
e easily pleased. He told her how long
1 e had had this piece of furniture and
that, but 6he was more interested in the
itrong box and in the clock than in any
thing else. He opened the box for her
jind explained how half a century before
it was used for the storage of gold and
tilver. He also opened the door of the
old clock, and she watched the dignified
brass pendulum move to and fro. She
took my grandfather's stick and in a
whim poked down into the clock.
"Why, colonel," she said as she poked
about the bottom of the clock case,
there is something in the bottom of the
"Oh, I fancy not; put your hand in,
William," speaking to me, "and see
v-hat Lois has found."
I did as I was bid, and pulled out an
old canvas bag marked "J. J " faded
litters. As soon a? old gentlemi...
n - tne nag his tace became pale and be
v-ould have fallen had I not helped him
t his chair. He told me to put the bag on
his table and to go for my grandmother.
My grandmother bustled over to the
counting room, much worried at tie
sudden summons. When we reached
there we found that my wife had opene d
the bag and taken from it 200 ten dollar
gi ld pieces. My grandfather said ti his
wife when she entered:
"Maria, there is the Joshua Jones bag
ef gold with the two thousand dollars i j
it Lois found it in the bottom of the
oil clock. I remember now perfectly
that when old Josh Jones paid it to me
I jut it myself in the bottom of the clocK
case and meant to take it out in tLj
miming. Until this moment I forg.j
all about patting it there; now I remem
ber it perfectly."
My grandmother's usually rosy cheeks
were white now as ehe asked:
-Have you heard from John this year,
"There is a letter from him this morn
ing. I shall write and tell him that the
money is found and beg his pardon."
"No, father," the old lady answered,
"you should go to him if yon were able,
but as yon are not, you should invite
hiia to come here."
"ITl do it; Til write at once," he said.
An toon a the old gentleman saw Wi bay
his face became pale.
"No," the old lady answered; "tele
grath. This injustice has lived long
My grandfather did not hesitate to
obey, and wrote at once a telegram as
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
has wife reqnested. All this was very
mysterious to my wifa and me, but
neither of t3 liked to ask for an ex
planation. We felt that if there was
anything which we had any business to
know we should be told all in good time.
We went ont of the counting room and
left the old couple together. After
some time we saw them coming to the
house together, and my grandmother
was evidently now tho stronger of the
two. At the midday dinner the colonel
was nervous and ate nothing. He had
given and taken many hard knocks in
his life, and I felt sure that there was
some very disturbing cause for his pres
ent suffering and I was also sure that
the finding of the bag of gold was
the cause. Before we arose from din
ner a telegram was brought to the
colonel. He read it and said to his wife
as he folded np the paper, "John will be
here to-morrow, Maria." She b tailed
back at hint, and he began to brighten
at once. He said to my wife and me:
"That was a lucky find this morning.
That bag of gold had been lost for fifty
years, and during all that while one of
the best men in the world has been more
than half suspected by me of having
stolen it." Looking at his wife, he add
ed, "My God! how could I have forgot
ten that I placed it there?"
"What is it all about, sir?" I asked.
The colonel then told tho story very
much as I have told it to yon, but he
never told us what was the full name of
the young Scotchman, ns he always
spoke of him as John. He was much
moved as he told the tale, and my grand
mother took off her spectacles ma.jy
times to remove the moisture that
dimmed the glasses. "To-morrow," he
added, "you shall meet this man and
help me to make amends for the dread
ful wrong which my forgetfulness has
The colonel's sleigh was sent to the
station the next morning to meet the
New York train. Returning, it was
driven rapidly to the counting room,
and there Col. and Mrs. Curtis met the
man from whom they had parted fifty
years before under such peculiarly pain
ful circumstances. The interview seemed
to be a long one to us, who were waiting,
but it really hail lasted only about half
an hour when the bell was rung, and the
man who answered it was directed to in
vite us to go over to the counting room.
We were surprised when we ojtened the
door to find with my grandfather and
grandmother Mr. John Carlisle, the
father of my wife's mother. He was as
astonished to see us as we were to see
"This is the young lady who found the
bag." my grandmother said.
"What, Loisr Mr. Carlisle exclaimed
as he came forward and put his urns
about her and kissed her. Then turning
to my grandfather he said with his arms
6till about my wife, "I did not know till
now, CoL Curtis, that the young doctor
my granddaughter insisted on marrying
was a member of vonr family."
Nt OiQ 1 Enow tnai, efco was your
granddaughter, John," the colonel saia-,.
"but I congratulate her on being of
such good stock. And yon, sir," said he
twrning to me, "I hope that as long as
you live that you will remember the
ubt I owe to your wife's grandfather,
and as I cannot live long enough to pay
even a small part of it. yon must try to
make it up in some way to her and her
And, please God said Dr. Curtis as
he took off his hat and knocked the ashes
from his pipe I hope that I shall.
As Dr. Curtis finished his story the
musical bell of the old clock struck 6.
"Every time I hear th3 old clock
strike," the doctor added, "I renew my
vow to make up as best I can to John
Carlisle's grandchild and great-grandchildren
for the serious wrong which
my grandfather's lapse of memory did
to him during that weary fifty years."
Gladstone's Popular Daughter.
A private letter received in Boston
from a lady who has been studying the
life at Newnham college, in Cambridge,
England, gives an interesting sketch of
one of the most noteworthy women in
England today. Miss Helen Glads tor ,
daughter of the statesman and vice presi
dent of Sidgwick hall.
Says the writer: "Miss Gladstone ia
an exceedingly original person. In looks
6he resembles her father, and she has, I
fancy, his vitality. She is always laugh
ing, joking, telling stories. She keeps
the high table in a roar indeed. When
ever I hear any commotion I turn to 6ee
if Miss Gladstone is not about, and she
generally is. She is utterly regardhv
of dress, comes down to 7 o'clock dinner
in a gingham, and for lunches and gar
den parties gets herself np to look like
the strong minded, practical wife of a
"She seeni frank, sympathetic, kindly,
and has gre?t magnetism," continues the
writer. "Streams of power flow out oi
her eyes. K amuses me to think what a
shock she would be to many Boston peo
ple. If 6he were introduced as 'Mise
Brown, of Chicago,' they would pro
nounce her 'shocking,' a ierson who
must be sat upon aud silenced at all
costs; but her big nature and splendid
vitality would drown their criticisms,
and when they found her to be Miss
Gladstone they would pronounce her a
'glorious creature. "Chicago Herald.
Wanted A eirl at 1409 Second avenue.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
. la aT Mw
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THK WELL KNOWN-
Star Block, Oppo6Itic Harper House.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largerand finer stock than ever. These goods will arrive la afew daye. Wait and tee ihea.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toyes and Tinware,
' IPTTIMIjPS, htjlils, &c,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking 8toveg
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The beet Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
Serand and Harrison 8ts
J. IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
XAjrTT&CTTSBIB 07 CKACXXBJ ASS BISCUIT!.
Aak your Grocer, for them. They are best
HfBpeclaltJaai The Cfcrtety "0TSTIH" and U Chrtotj "WA.TER-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractor and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OABPXBTEB WORK DOCT.
W General Jobbing dona on abort node and aaUafactloB (uractaed.
Office and Shop 1413 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper thah Shingles.
Send for ciicolar. Telephone
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
1501 Second Avenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree . Opposite Harper'. Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors,
Free Lunch Every Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bu
ana Seventh Avenue,
"All ktarf. f carpenter work a PMtJ.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Foarth aenne E0CK island. ILL
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Geat,' Fine Shoe, .specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of yonr patronag. reapactf ally solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rock Island, IH.
CHAS, DANNAOHER, "
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kind, of Cot Flower constantly on hand.
On. Wock north of Central Park. th. largest
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop comer Twenty -second street and Ninth a?nn.. Eesidente 8988
u prepared to auk. estimate, and do all kind, of Carpenter work. Giv. him a trial.
STABY, BERGER & SWELL,
t. H. ELLIS, Rock Island. III.
1036. Cor. Fourteenth St. and Second Av
Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Sandwiches Famished on Short No
Flan, and estimate, (or all kind, of bnlMuttt
in Ia. XSiS, ttraat. Davenport, low