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THJS AKGUtt. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 1891. V
Published Daily acd Weekly at 124 Second Av
enue, Rock Uland, 111.
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I Rock Island county.
Wednesday, Mat 1 1891.
The Thirteenth club, of New York
city, gives a ladies' dinner today, May IS.
The show of the whole world's news
papers is to be opened in Paris next
The few York HeraM serves notice, in
circus-poster type, that it is for Blsine in
1892. The Herald is evidently trying to
have a little fun with itself.
Is the national printing office. St.
Petersburg, documents can be printed in
every known language. It is the most
complete office of its kini in the world.
There is at Oneida, N. Y., a curious
bicycle built for a one-legged man . Hs
steers it with one ban 1 and propels it
with one foot and the other hand.
A citizen of Cordele, Ga., caught a
rabbit the other day that bad a gold watch
chain around its neck. He is now look
ing for the rabbit that has the watch.
The PhileJelpbia Telegraph, a repub
lican orcan, savs that the McKinlejites
will have to produce results from their
tariff bill in 1892. The Telegraph will
find as the Indianapolis Sentinel remarks,
that a whole lot of these results have al
ready been produced if it keeps the tab
on the strikes, lockouts and kindred oc
currences chronicled in its own columns .
Major McKixley and his friends are
asserting ttat the people are discovering
that his tariff act was falsely villified last
fall; and yet the manufacturers say they
are losing money under it, the working
men are striking against reductions of
wages and the merchants are denouncing
that and the administrative measure as
"UBjust and infamous." What occupa
tions do the discoverers follow? Are
they all appraisers or defeated republican
Mx. Blaise's reply to Lord Salisbury
reiterates the repudiation by our govern
ment of the claim that Bebring Sea is a
closed sea, but sustains with vigor the
claim to a control over the breeding
grounds of the seals aed an ownership in
the animals themselves, wherever tbey
may te found. The latter contention is
not likely to be agreed to by Great Bri
tian, except as tbe result of an arbitra
tion of the difficulty, to which both na
tions should without more delav consent.
Ft. Madison Democrat: First tbe
stairways fell in and now the floors have
fallen, of Vice President Morton's Was-h-itgtcu
boarding bouse and saloon, which
he built after his election to take business
away from the other establishments of
Washington in tbe same business. Tbe
very impecunious vice present, with lit
tle Ben. as pretidint, was only worth
about $5,000 000, and being made vice
president by tbe prohibitionists, be
thought to turn an honest penny on the
favor his position would demand by sell
ing board and whisky and wine, etc. lie
did well, made money, but bis bouse has
tumbled down of rot, just as the present
administration has. and very justly done.
According to a dispatch from St. Pet
ersburg it is now doubtful whether the
Russian government wi:l permit tbe
wholesale exodus of its Jewish popula
tion, as such an exodus might be injur
ious to the financial and commercial in
terests of tbe empire. Neatly 100,000
Jews have left Russia within the past
year, and the action of the imperial
authorities against the Jewish element
has been such aB to make all tbe world
believe that tbe Cz ir was determined to
get rid of every Jew in his dominions,
whether within the Dale or without. If
it be true that be has begun to doubt tbe
wisdom of this policy, we have a Double
illustration of Jewish power in Russia.
A whole week has gone by without a
new and entirely different statement from
tbe preceding one of tbe condition of tbe
treasury, Having been given out. L st
week there were three or four of them
Mum is the word now, while tbe secre
tary and his expert accountants are pre
paring tbe figures for tbe presto-veto
change statement, which if it meets with
Mr. Harrison's approval, and of that
there's little doubt, is to be given to tbe
public on tbe first of June .The intention
la to follow republican precedent by man
ipulating tbe tr jet funds in tbe monthly
statement of tbe national debt in sicn a
way as to show a large available surplus
where practically none ex:sts.
The manufacturers who make copper
bathtubs, boilers, sinks and general
copperware are now in a trust and en
joying 45 per cent protection. They
Lave raised prices, which one of tbe
members says "we are going to maintain.1'
THE MATE TO MY CAMEO
By r. A. MTTCHSL.
fOsryHght by Belford'a Magazine, and publish i
"Won't you (tire mc one of the jlotrcrsf"
I had strolled into the park to pas
time that hnng heavy on my hands. On
the morrow I was to take part in what
was. at least to rae and one other, an im
portant affair: and nothing is more try
ing than waiting for a crisis. I was :i
student at a German university. Xot a
German student or an English strident
an American. I 6at idly tapping my
boot with my stick; before me tbe lake
the boats skimming its surface, the pa
goda, carriages passing and repassing
all flashing in the sunlight.
On a grass plot not far from where 1
lounged a conple of French bonnes were
gossiping, while the children they
watched chated each other over the
green sward. I conld occasionally cafh
words as the little ones shouted to each
other, and I knew they were English
at least they spoke the English tongue.
One of them, a little girl of perhaps 6 or
7 years, had dashed by me several times,
with flying ringlets. In her sash was
that which plainly showed she had dis
regarded the instructions posted every
where: "E ist nicht erlanbt Blumen
abrupflucken." "It is not permitted to
pluck the flowers." In one of Her flights
I stopped her.
"Don't you see," I said, pointing with
my stick to one of those notices; "they
won't let any one pick the flowers?"
She looked from me to the notice, then
at her flowers; then fixed her eyes
straight on mine. But her mind was
not easily made np to snch an informal
introduction, and she soon dropped her
eyes again to the flowers.
"Suppose a policeman should come
along," I went on, "and find these flow
ers in your girdle?"
Her brow knit in a frown, but still
she did not deign to answer.
"Never mind; HI try to get him to
let you off if he comes.".
"But if yon can't?" said a little voice.
It was so little and so timid that I
scarcely heard it.
"I can try. Won't yon give me one of
In a twinkling she forgot her fears. A
new question came up to drive the first
right ont of her little) brain. She began
to pick over the flowers, hunting fur one
worthy f f a gift.
On the roadway at the foot of the
slope one of the guardians of the park
was loitering in the sun, his hands
clasped Ix-hind him. his saber swinging
like tbe peudalnm of a clock as he walk
ed with his head thrown back, that he
might see from under his helmet. He
would move to the extremity of bis beat,
stop and look a while at the picture of
park scenery before him, then turn and
walk idly back. His eyes were evidently
on the maids with the group of children.
Presently, instead of stopping when he
came to the end of his beat, he kept on
and around a curve in the road, disap
pearing for a few moments behind a
clump of trees.
"The policeman!" I exclaimed to the
child. ''He's corning."
"Where?" Her cheek whitened.
"Down there, behind the trees."
She looked anxiously in the direction
"Give me tbe flowers," I said. "He'll
think I took them."
"No, no," she cried, impatiently
stamping her diminutive foot.
"You didu't take them."
"Well, come and sit by me. I won't
let him hurt yon."
She came aud climbed upon the seat
beside me. The policeman came on,
professedly looking at the flower beds
or the trees, or up at the sky, but really
at the maids. As he came near where
we were sitting I conld hear my pro
teges little heart beating like a toy
drumstick. When he came opjKwite us
what was my astonishment to see her
take the flowers from her girdle aud
hold them toward him, and call ont:
"I took your flowers, ' Mr. P'liceman.
Are yon going to take me to prison?"
Fortunately she spoke in English, and
not till a moment after he had passed.
He kept on without noticing us, around
the road, which bent in an ellipse about
Then my little girl buried her face
against my shoulder and burst into tears.
This conflict between physical timid
ity and moral strength was a novelty to
me. My only idea of courage thus far
was that which is attended by brute
force. There was something to me very
touching in the child's conquest of her
self; her subjection of her fear of pun
ishment to her sense of right. For a
few minutes to a passerby there would
have been presented the singular spec
tacle of a young man with a sprouting
beard, in tasseled high top boots, a
tight fitting jacket, and a student's cap,
playing the uncouth part of masculine
nurse in comforting a child.
"Never mind, little one; he shouldn't
have troubled you; I'd have spitted him
on bis own steel first.''
In another moment there was a transi
tion. Undried tears 6tood on her cheek,
bnt every other vestige of distress had
disappeared. She steppwd down off the
"Are you going to leave me?" I asked.
"Maybe Fll come back again if
"If the policeman comes, yon little
coward no, you little heroine. Won't
yon give me a" kiss before yon go?"
She looked down on the walk, neither
assenting to nor dissenting from my
proposition. I drew her toward me, and
taking her head between my two hands
looked into her face. There was a strange
contrast in the picture of innocence be
fore me and a picture of another kind
which thrust its ngliness upon my mind
a picture of the day before.
I had quarreled with my chum, an
Englishman. The quarrel arose fro t
nothing. "All progressive thought," L
said, "emanates from Germany."
"From England," he supplemented.
"Germans are full of idealism poetry
"And cheese and beer: Englishmen
can write much better stuff," he sneered.
"And fill themselves much fuller with
beef and porter."
"And an American can get his heels
"Yon are fnll of English arrogance
and conceit." I was becoming angry.
"And you are full of American assnr
ance." he retorted.
"English, cowardly brut"
He stopped me. His manner, which
had been cool, changed, but to a steadier
vein even than before. "Only a coward
would use such words to a friend."
His words; ami his steadiness threw me
into a pcision. I was very qnick or I
couldn't have done what I did. I sent
him sprawling on the floor. Several
students hej-d the noise and rnshed in.
For a moment they 6tood staring near
the door, then came and raised him.
But I am gazing into the face of inno
cence. The curves are so beautiful, so
delicate, blending the cheek into tne
fullness of the throat. The thin nostril,
the sensitive bp, the ear tinged with ver
milion. I smoothed back the tresses of
Presently she asked, "Have you got a
"No, I haven't a girl."
"Have you got a boy?"
"Nor a boy."
"Haven't got any children at all?"
"Not one. And I haven't father or
She pitied me,
"I don't like that."
Her big bluo eyes were full of sym
pathy. I wound my arm about her.
How frail the lithe figure felt in my
"Deedie!" called one of the maids.
"I must go now. Emilie is calling me."
"Go and ask Emilie if yon may come
back and stay with me a little longer."
"Will yon wait here till I come?"
I leaned back on the wooden settee
and watched an animated conversation
between the bonne and the child, the
former throwing occasional suspicious
glances in my direction. The tiny plead
er argued briskly. She bent her little
face near to that of the maid.and snapped
her eyes and made excited rmle gestures,
speaking so fast (from what I could hear,
in French) that she must have quite con
founded her guardian; for presently she
came running back all out of breath,
with the information that she might
stay a little longer.
I sat for some time trying to keep her
with me, for at sight of a butterfly or a
humming bird she would be of! like the
wind. When she came back from one
of these flights I drew her to me to caress
her. I wound her curls around my fin
f,'ers; I smoothed the tumbled hair from
her forehead. I made excuses to turn
her pliable figure this way and that way,
t hat I might grasp the soft arms or play
Mrith the tiny fingers. I asked her about
a tead necklace she wore, and who gave
it to her; and took hold of it to examine
i;, that my hand might touch her warm
r eck. And all the time she prattled and
asked me questions, and told me about
people whose identity she didn't trouble
herself to explain, as though I had al
ways known them.
"What a funny cap!" She reached np
a ad took the diminutive covering worn
by students in Germany from my head,
a ad putting it on her own broke away
aid cajered about like a little witch.
Then she came back and put the cap on
n y head, and when I tilted It on one side
she objected, and insisted on my wearing
"Do yon live here always?" she asked.
"No. Wbn I'm at home I live where
tl e sun gets up in the morning long after
it does here. When you are eating your
bieakfast it is dark there."
Her eyes were full of wonder. "Where
is tbat country?"
"Why, we live in America."
It isn't dark there when we eat our
I laughed. Why trouble myself to ex
pliin? She would not understand. I
asked her how she would like to go back
wi ;h me. She thought a moment.
Td go anywhere to be with yon."
I was forgetting everything in this con
fidiice. this innocence, this dirnrnnfive
iGghest of all in Leavening Power.
combination of strength and weakness.
She insisted on decorating me with the
flowers she had appropriated, and soon
made me look like a figure in a flower
bed a "Hector in the garden." Then she
stood off and looked at me, and clapped
her hands in great glee and laughed, and
I laughed myself.
"Your nurse is calling you again; you
"Are you coming here to-morrow?" she
The question startled me. It brought
me back to my quarrel. Where might I
"Do you wish nio to come?" I asked.
"Ever so much."
An expression of pain must have passed
over my face, for she asked:
"Why do you look sorry?" "
"Ga. But stay a moment. What can
I give you for a keepsake?" I ftlt in my
vest pocket for somu trinket, bnt could
find nothing. "Here." I pulled a cameo
sleeve button from my cuff and handed
it to her.
She drew back. "Mamma won't kt
me take things from people."
"Take it, and if your mamma won't
let you keep it you can bring it back to
me another day."
"Go! go! good-by."
I wound my arms about her and kissed
her. When I opened them it was like let
ting a bird out of a cage. She flew like
a swallow near the ground, across the
grass, to rejoin the nurses and the other
children. Then they all arose and walked
away. Each nurse dragged a child small
er than the rest by the hand, while the
other children danced along, skipping
backward and forward, taking many a
useless step, the boys pounding one an
other with chubby fists, the girls stop
ping to gather clover leave, all moving
together, gilded by the rays of the setting
And my l'ttle friend. Every step she
took was a step of grace; every swing of
her arms fid bending of her body a
curve of beauty. She ran and skipped.
dancing along backward, half the time
on her toes, as if too light to stay on the
ground; holding np her keepsake for me
to see, and throwing me kisses, first with
one hand and then the other. As she
passed over a strip of higher ground her
form stood ont against the sky. She
turned for the last time to wave me a
good-by. The sun's rays were flooding
her; they rested on her shoulder; they
kissed her cheek; they reveled in her
tresses. For a moment her figure seemed
to hover on the crest, and then was gone;
not descenc'-'ng with the 6lope on the
other side, but vanishing into the violet
had comr tn the park vith the vain hope
of iiuitintj my JricnU.
Four weeks elapsed lefore I went into
the park again. Then my complexion
was many shades whiter, and two stout
canes lay beside me on the seat on which
I sat, the same on which I rested when
I made the acquaintance of Deedie. 1
was convalescent. I had taken part in
what I feel that I speak assuredly when
I say was my hist affaire d'honneur. 1
had been severely wounded.
It was now midsummer, and I was
glad to be protected from the sun by an
elm which spread its branches near me.
I had come to the park with a vain hope
of meeting my friend my little girl who
had so charmed me by her innocent prat
tle and, more than all, by her childish
exhibition of moral courage. While I sat
I meditated on my parting with her a
month before the disappointment she
must have exjK'rienced when she came to
the park the next day and did not find me.
The next dayl What had it brought
Just before dawn of that eventful
morning I lay dreaming dreaming that
I walked in the park with Deedie yet
not Deedie the child. She had grown to
be a woman. The park, too, had
changed. The trees had grown won
derfully; saplings which the day before
had only reached to my head were now
twice as high. And Deedie Bhe was
not the little romp of yesterday, but
wore a countenance of deep seriousness
she walked beside me calmly and with
a certain awe inspiring stateliness. Hei
features retained all the delicacy of a
child, bnt added the sympathy of a wom
an. And I thought she said to me,
"Would you kill him because you in
sulted him? because you struck him?"
"Was it my fault?
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WXLL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Harper Housk.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer stock than ever. These eoode will arrive la a few days. Wait anJse theo
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Till,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stovce
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The beet Ilea's fine shoe In the city fur the price.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
Serand and Harrison 8ts
J". JUL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAJrUFACTOKIK 07 CKACXIKI AID BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They axe best.
VBpeclaltlMt The Christy "OTSTIB" and the Chrtoty 'WAFIH-,,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
AU. KINDS OI OABPXNTEB WORK DONX.
t-w Gensral Jobbing doaa on abort notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and 8hop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles.
Send for clicnlar. Telephone
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue, Corner of SIxteeLth Stree - Opposite Harper's TbeaT?.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on h and
Free Lnnch Every Day
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8t
and Seventh Avnue.
"All Knf a of carpenter work a srecia'.ty .
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Focrth ayenne eoCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This honse has Ju.tbeen refitted I throughout and is now In A No. 1 condition. It 1- a Sri c'
ll.W) per day boue and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Qents'FineBhoes a specialty. Repairingdone neatly and promptly.
A share of yoor patronage respactfoUy solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Island, I I.
Proprietor of tbe Brady Street
All kinds of Cnt Flowers const&ntlv nn hnH
One block north of Central Part, ihe largest
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
8bop corner Twenty-second street and Kintk arena. Besldenc
tVI prepared to auk astimato and do aH kind of Carpenter work. Glv bin a trial.
T. H. ELLIS. Rock Island. YA.
1036. Cor. FonrtecnthSt. and Second Avr
Sandwiches Furnished on Short 'o
: : Rock Island
Plans and estimate for all kinds of bnildlcn
in la. aoTlrady Street. Davenport, Io-
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